A Lite-On DVD recorder is a device that resembles a DVD player and functions in a manner similar to a DVR. Unlike a DVR, however, which records videos to an internal hard drive, the Lite-On DVD recorder records videos, such as TV shows, to blank DVDs. Installing the Lite-On DVD recorder involves connecting it to your DVD player, VCR, cable or satellite box properly so that it receives the video feed, which it then records to a DVD.
Step 1: Plug the Lite-On DVD record into a power outlet, then power the device on by pressing its power button.
Step 2: Screw your cable’s coaxial cable from the coaxial port on the wall into the “Video In” port on the back of the Lite-On recorder.
Step 3: Screw a second coaxial cable into the “Video Out” port on the back of the Lite-On device, then screw the other end into the “Video In” port on the back of your cable or satellite box, or into the coaxial port on your TV if you do not use a cable/satellite box.
Step 4: If you’re using a cable/satellite box, screw a third coaxial cable to your cable/satellite box’s “Video Out” port and the other end to the coaxial port on the back of your TV; this will complete the setup so that you can view the video on your television and record it with the recorder at the same time.
Step 5: If you’re recording from a DVD player or VCR instead of a cable/satellite box, you’ll need to follow the previous steps using composite or component (RCA) cables instead of a coaxial cable. Plug the RCA cables included with the Lite-On recorder into the “Video Out” ports on the back of your DVD player or VCR, then connect the other end of the cable into the “Video In” RCA ports on the DVD recording device.
Use a second set of RCA cables to connect the Lite-On’s “Video Out” RCA ports to your TV’s “Video In” RCA ports. Switch your TV to the video mode that corresponds to the RCA ports in which you’ve connected the Lite-On DVD recorder, such as “Video 1.” You will see the Lite-On’s interface, which you can control via the device’s remote to start a recording.