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Connection I'm trying to connect my VCR to the TV. I have done it with the cable connection and I do not seem to recieve a picture on the TV. I can tell that I'm reciving a signal from the cable to the VCR as the sound bars are going up and down.What am I missing ?

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Ok If you are connecting the VCR through the cable or antenna fitting on the TV set, you will have to see what channel the TV set has to be on. Look at the back of the VCR at the RF output and there should be a small channel switch. You also must tune the VCR in to recive cable channels unless you are using a cable decoder box. Good Luck

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