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I cannot record using a DVD/VHS player.

I think I have the unit hooked correctly to the TV. I can watch a DVD/VHS, however; I cannot record and then watch. I only get a blank screen. The TV is a Panosonic Cinema Vision big screen( and the DVD/VCR is a Magnovox (zv420mw8). I have the cables hooked from the cable box output to the DVD/VHS input, then the DVD/VHS output to the TV input (there are 4 inputs). On the remote I have to push the TV/INPUT button which gives me screen choices. I select COMPONENT 1 and I can watch a DVD, however; when I watch TV, I have to push TV/INPUT and select TV.When I try to record, I am on TV selection. Then when I try to watch, I have to push TV/INPUT and select COMPONENT 1 but all I get is a blank screen that is slightly statically as if it tried to record somewhere, but I can select from any other choices after pushing TV/INPUT and I don't get anything. I believe my problem to be in the correct operation of the remote choices/ channels/ etc. but I have tried most all scenarios.

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  • gary_flood Jan 06, 2009

    I understand VCR operations and all the information listed in your comment. There are many more options than you listed above. Thanks for trying.

  • nancy13 Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem and I can view VCR tapes just fine but I can not record. I have contacted appliance stores and they tell me that if I were to hook my VCR up to a new TV it would not work then either. I've been told that the VCR will only accept the analog signal. I'm wondering if that is true?

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You can record. From antenna to converter box, from converter box to vcr. From vcr to TV.
TV on Channnel 3 VCR on channel 3, and set channel on converter box. Then Record.

Time recording works the same way, but you can set for only one channel at a time. Tht is the only restriction that I have not overcome. The converter box sets the channel. Gee Whizz

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