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I connect my two vcrs and i press record but then when i push play on the recored tape its just black

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Are you connecting via scart? If so the VCR doing the recording has to be set to Line 1 or AV1 this can be done on the remote by selecting the source button or using the channel up and down buttons in the display the channels 1,2,3 etc will go to L1 or AV1 you should then be cable to copy assuming the video is copyright free if not Macrovision protection will prevent copying.

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