Yes. Connect the "Cable Out" jack on the back of the DVR to the "Cable In" jack on the back of the VCR or DVD. Connect the "Cable Out" jack (sometimes labeled "Out to TV") on the back of the player to the back of the TV. Set the VCR or DVD to channel 3. Make sure there is a blank tape or recordable DVD in the player. Go into the DVR list and play the show or movie you wish to record. Hit the "Record" button on your VCR or DVD player. The player will record whatever is being displayed on the TV screen. Note: You will not be able to watch another program during the recording process.