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My sanyo vcr won't record, but can play.

It was recording and working just fine until I upgraded my cable box to receive hdtv. All the connections are correct. I have tried everything I can think of, but still no luck. The connections are with coaxial cables.
I also just bought a insignia tv set. Help, please?!
Thanks.

Mort

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Hello nrj9,

When you upgraded your cable box you changed the dynamics of your system. Try this.

Connect the coax from the wall to your cable box, then connect the HDMI cable (if you have this) from your cable box to your TV and the component video out connection from the cable box to your component video input of the VCR and then your VCR component video out to your TV's component video in.

What this will allow you to do is:

Using the TV chose between the VCR and the cable box for video,
using the VCR record from the cable box.

There are other configurations, but this one is the best for what I think you want to do.

I hope this helps

Thank you,

Shuttle83

http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc.com

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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