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No signal I tried to make a dvd from a videotape, both with s-video & regular cable connectors. Once everything was connected, it indicated there was a signal, but as soon as I hit "record" it said "no signal". I tried attaching the cable to the vcr in every possible configuration, but it still didn't work. Any ideas? Thanks.

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