The typical setup to record from your DirecTV Reciever/DVR to a VCR or DVD recorder is:
* DirecTV Receiver/DVR Audio/Video Output -> matching TV A/V Input (e.g. INPUT1)
* DirecTV Receiver/DVR A/V Output -> matching DVD/VCR Recorder A/V Input
* DVD/VCR Recorder A/V Output -> matching TV A/V Input (e.g. INPUT2)
Use the TV's Input/Source Selector Function to switch between the DirecTV receiver and VCR/DVD Recorder. To record on the DVD/VCR Recorder, select the DirecTV Receiver/DVR Input on the recorder, set the DirecTV Receiver/DVR to the channel to record (or play a recording to copy on a DVR), and start recording on your DVD/VCR Recorder.