I have an old Panasonic VCR that I want to hook up to a VISIO flat screen TV that gets its TV signal from a Direct TV receiver. I want the VCR to record an "on-air" program and then play that program back on the VISIO TV. How should the VCR be hooked up?
If your DirectTV receiver has analogue output (antenna coax, or red/white/yellow RCA), you can connect it directly to the VCR, and connect VCR' output to your TV.
If the box has HDMI only, you're out of luck.
New model flat screens have the RCA and video connections with the Component cable inputs. Read your TV manual. Please list the connections the Direct TV box has and the TV inputs and output connections.