Question about Quasar VHQ400 VHS VCR
First of all, my vcr is model VH434. Your form below would not accept that but it is likely important to solving this problem.
We recently converted to digital cable. The tech guy hooked everything up, running the cable through the digital box to the vcr, then to the tv. We can view the tv through the vcr, but have been unable to record anything. The recorded section of the tape is blank, a black screen with an oscillating white band when fast forwarded. I was able to play back a tape recorded before our conversion, so the vcr playback function is still working.
I have checked the setup menu, re-run the channel search operation, set the vcr/tv button and tv/catv toggle both ways, and left power going to the digital box after turning the vcr and tv off. Any other suggestions? The model I own is not among those specifically listed on your site.
Hi Pat and Mary Jo,
It sounds like your VCR might be trying to record your line input instead of the TV channels and would explain a completely black recording.
The line input is where would connect a camcorder or another VCR, where you would play on one machine and record on your VCR.
Some models have a slide switch on the front that selects the input. Others let you select it from a menu option. Still others automatically select it when the appropriate cables are inserted into the line in connectors.
Let me know if that was it or not. Thanks,
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