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.
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Re: VCR won't record
Check to make sure the cables on the VCR are hooked up correctly. If the in and out are reversed, this might cause your problem. Hopefully it's as simple as that. if not leave a comment and I'll get back to you.
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.
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I have next model up I believe, but I found a manual for yours at: http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/z/zv427mg9_f7/zv427mg9_f7_dfu_aen.pdf This refers to Line-in recording , but is 98pages so may be entire manual. Check compatible DVD disc types (-R, -RW or +R, +RW). Also if commercial VCR may have some form of Digital Rights Management fouling your attempts. Older VHS prior to DRM, but later ones may have incorporated this. If home record from blank, won't be an issue. Good luck.
You have not mentioned the make and model number of the vcr. Any way the problem is due to end sensor or related circuit. End sensors are photo diods which you can check the shorting with a multy meter.
If it is a combination VCR/DVD player,they usually can't do it.If you get a separate VCR player from a friend or neighbor,you can connect the VCR output to a cable box input,cable box output into DVD input,or if the DVD recorder has a digital tuner you can plug the VCR output player straight into the input of the DVD recorder.DVD recorders REQUIRE some form of digital input.That is why you need to route a VCR player through a cable box or the DVD recorder needs a digital tuner.If you are not sure if your recorder has a digital tuner,call sansui,they will know.I tried to find Sansui home and I found everything BUT DVD/VCR.If you have a manual it will be in there,or it may have a phone number on a label(back or bottom probably)of the unit.Good luck!Greg If you want to send me your model number,I will research it further too.It is up to you.
Hi, as stated on other post, VCR cannot be programmed storing sat channels in memory, you can get only a unique sat input channel on VCR. You can only record from the channel that is currently been received on
Sat, you can even use VCR timer, but you cannot store Sat channels into
VCR. all you do is connecting
the sat box output to VCR, and VCR will see the SAT box as input, or
line 1, or AV1, or external, or something similar, depending on the
model. You cannot program VCR on sat channel, you will need to leave
sat box on the channel you want to record, it will be the same on a DVD
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