Playing vcr causes new digital tv to lose saved channels
Vizio VO37L tv loses the same two channels each time we play the VCR. They can be regained by unplugging the TV and plugging in. That resets the channels. The antenna goes through the VCR (no cable service) could the connection be modified to prevent the problem?
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Vizio representative suggested connecting antenna directly to TV and not through the VCR. In doing this, we lose the ability to record on the VCR but we record elsewhere and watch downstairs. The problem is solved on losing channels. I must add that we watch and record on a Sharp digital TV upstairs and do not lose channels. I don't know why the VCR had this effect on this Vizio TV.
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That will depend upon what you want to do. If you plan to record to the VCR from the cable box, then the cable box will need to directly connect to the VCR, then the output of the VCR is connected to the TV. Unfortunately, most VCRs are analog, not digital, so you will lose HD capability (if you have it) trying to connect this way. You also cannot record one show while watching something else (you will need to be tuned to the channel you are recording). If you want to simply use the VCR to view recorded tapes, then connect the cable box to the TV as per the cable company recommendations, and then make a second connection for the VCR. Of course, your TV will need appropriate and available jacks on the rear to do this. It is difficult to give specifics without knowing the models of the cable box, VCR, and TV.
RF modulators are designed to work on specific channels. ex: 03 & 04 Make sure your TV is set to that channel.
Also the VCR has the option to display live TV or VCR. If you cant find how to switch to VCR usually putting in a tape and pressing play will automatically switch it on. Then you can see the VCR on the TV.
I'd suggest connecting the VCR to one of the composite inputs on the set (Yellow, Red and White cable). Select that composite input, then tell the VCR to play. This will you give a slightly better quality picture than going through the tuner as you did on your old TV set.
the Automatic Search method worked because the manual was incorrect. Here is how to program the RCR412S using the Automatic Search method:
1) Turn on the component you want to control (TV, VCR, DVD) 2) Press and hold BOTH the component button on the remote and the On-Off button 3) The On-Off button remains lit. Now press Play (The On-Off button will blink) 4) If, after five seconds, the component does not respond, continue to press the PLAY button every five seconds until the component turns off. 5) When the component turns off, press and release the REVERSE button, then wait two seconds to see if the component turns on again. 6) To save the new code, when the illuminated ON-OFF button turns off, press and release the STOP button.
I hope everyone finds this helpful and that it saves people time and frustration.
Exactly as you have done is fine all you need to do now is play the tape, (so you know what to look for when it is displayed on the screen), decide which channel you want to view the vVCR through, say 9, select the channel and set the TV to search tune on that channel. Store it when your taped programme appears. Alternatively, have the set up as you have described and press auto install. That will retune the whole of the TV and include the VCR. Hope this helps.
Need to select proper input on the TV when playing DVDs. For VCR, select channel 3 or 4.
For cable TV or satellite TV , change channels on the proprietary box and record channel 3 or 4 on VCR. You can also hookup RCA cables (3) from cable box etc. to VCR. Select LINE input on VCR if connecting RCA cables.
Check the cable connections and/or replace the cables to the AV2 input.
If replacing the cable doesn't provide a solution, try running your DVD through the input. Since it works fine now, you would be checking the input AV2 by putting your working DVD. If the DVD plays with no problems, the input is fine.
Also try the VCR using coax into the TV instead of RCA into AV2. This will give you some idea about the condition of the VCR.
check to see you have the cables required by the tv. usually you need hdmi or dvid for hd display. digital rights management protocols have resulted in chips in playing devices that allow only the use of the referenced cables to protect content from being copied. in some sets they default to not playing in hd, but still play something. look there first, otherwise you may have an input source mismatch. follow instructions on the dvd player first, then make sure the tv has compatible settings. if that does not solve, you have a service issue with one or both. good luck mark