|The information is sufficient if assumptions are made about how these componets actually work. The primary question is if the VCR's RF "out" will output the video captured from the VCRDECODER SCART PERITEL (which is the video coming from the cable box's SCART VIDEO output), OR if the VCR's RF "out" is just the pass-through signal coming from the areial cable. IF it's the latter, then there is no way to connect the cable box output to the DVD recorder, the components are just not compatible without some kind of adapter. But, if it's the former, here is how I would connect it:|
1. As depicted in the vcr1qi2.jpg, the SCART video output of the SMT-2100C is connected to the VCRDECODER SCART PERITEL, which will decode the cable box video and, hopefully, re-modulate the signal to the RF OUT on the VCR. NOTE: the TV SCART PERITEL can still be connected directly to the TV to provide a better picture when watching live video.
2. Connect the RF OUT from the VCR to the RF SIGNAL INPUT of the DVD recorder. This requires that the RF modulated output of the VCR (if there is any) is in the same "format" as the RF tuner capability of the DVD recorder, such as NTSC or PAL. If it is, then the "channel out" of the VCR's RF OUT has to match the "channel" that the DVD recorder is set on, or "tuned to". IF this is all compatible, then the DVD recorder will "receive" the re-modulated signal which originates from the SCART VIDEO on the cable box (as long as the VCR is turned on!).
3. Connect the DVD recorder to the TV using the Component out from the recorder to the Component in on the TV.
4. OF COURSE, connect the Blu-Ray to the TV with the HDMI. Any other type of connection would be absurd. The only way to get the full capabilities from the Blu-Ray to the TV is through the HDMI connection.
5. You could also connect the Blu-Ray to the DVD recorder by using the S-video out on the Blu-Ray to the S-video input on the DVD recorder and possibly be able to record DVD disks. But, you will NOT be able to record Hi-Def DVD in this way. The final recording will only be a "fair" standard DVD recording.
Again, this setup is only based on if a working RF connection can be made between the VCR and the DVD recorder. Otherwise, some other type of componet or adapter must be purchased which will convert the SCART VIDEO output from the cable box to match one of the DVD recorder's inputs.