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Hooking up hitachi vcr to dvd & directv box

As stated above,I need help in connecting an Hitachi VRC #VT-FX621A to an DVD & Directv box.

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What speed are you recording at? VCR's with more than 2 heads use different heads at different speeds. Try recording at all speeds and see it that makes a diference on playback.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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you need 2 pairs of audio/video cables
from the back of ur tv set you can see (audio out---video out)
now insert cables in your tv set.. then connect to your vcr (audio in---video in)

vice versa vcr to tv----tv to vcr

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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press the operate button fo rmore than five seconds as video is in parental mode

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Hi there,

TRAC is short for TRACKING. This is rather complicated to explain and requires some understanding of how a VCR works. To put it in the simplest terms, tracking is an adjustment which corrects a misalignment between the image on the actual video tape and the playback head. The playback head basically "reads" the picture on the tape and sends it to your TV for viewing.

Many VCRs (including yours) have automatic tracking. When you insert a tape, the VCR attempts to adjust the playback head so that is in line with the image on the tape. The TRAC message will usually appear briefly when you insert any video tape to indicate that the VCR is perfoming this alignment adjustment.

In your case, the TRAC message is continuing to display because the VCR is unable to automatically correct this alignment and is therefore unable to read the tape. This is usually caused by one of two things;

1. A worn or stretched tape. Video tapes do not live for ever. After repeated recording the tape becomes worn, stretched and/or distorted. 8 hour and 6 tapes are particularly susceptible to this as the actual tape in the cassette is thinner and stretches/distorts more easily as a result. These tapes have a much shorter life expectancy than shorter 3 or 4 hour tapes.

2. The playback head is dirty and needs cleaning.

To solve this problem, you need to determine which is the cause. This is very simple to do. If the TRAC message persists when you use a brand new tape then you probably need to clean the heads. This can be done with a head cleaning cassette which you simply insert into the VCR and play for a short while:

This are widely available from many retailers, but be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

If the problem is confined to a single tape or a small number of tapes, then it's likely these tapes are worn out and have reached the end of their life. You may be able to get a limited amount of further use from them if you clean the heads as above (sometimes the problem can be a combination of a dirty head and a worn tape) but don't expect these tapes to last much longer. You would be ill-advised to use these tapes for any further recording.

In addition, if you habitually use 8 and 6 hour tapes, you should limit their use to recording things you only want to watch again a limited number of times. If you are recording things you want to keep and watch long-term, I would suggest using tapes no longer than 3 hours or 4 hour at the absolute maximum. For better quality and longer life, you should also record in short-play (SP) mode rather than long-play (LP) mode.

I hope this adequately explains the TRAC message for you. Please try a selection of other tapes - old/new and bought/self-recorded, then reply to me from within this page with the results if you need further assistance.


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