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Channels 3 and 4 no longer support VCR playback.

A faint picture can be seen behid the snow on the screen. I have switched to composite video on this tv. It's a better format, yes, but I have problems seeing what I want to record. The TV is only 3 years old. Last night I reset the factory settings to no avail. I am running SAT TV on channel 75 and I have no problems viewing the tv when the VCR itself is not online (tv/vcr switch). I have tried the TV on 3 and 4 with the VCR on 75. I have also tried the tv on 3,4 and 75 for test purposes. It is obviously out of warranty and it did work when we switched over to the satellite. The tv had to be on 3 or 4, and the vcr on 75. The vcr does work on a different tv which needs to be on channel 3. (tv./vcr both on 3. I hope you have some insight to shed. Thanks. Mark

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  • Mark James Apr 01, 2007

    Techman, for what it's worth, this afternoon I hooked up an old 12" Zenith tv. I was able to view the vcr picture on channel 3 of the tv. With the Sony on Channel 3, I have NO picture. I get the SAT picture on Aux 3 with the VCR.
    Out of curiosity, I had 2 guys tell me my VCR was defective, and thatthe TV was working properly addding it was a connection problem. I had only 1 guy tell me it was the tuner. I think I know who I am going to call for service. I am not sure if I want to tackle the repair problem myself. This is a great site to help troubleshoot a problem independent of the guy who would potentially soak you for a repair.


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  • Mark James Apr 03, 2007

    Techman, okay, I am really confused here. I troubleshot this problem to nearly the Nth degree. I switched tv's, I switched VCR's, and I switched cables. One guy I spoke with said the TV needed to be on the "AIR" setting for vcr's w/SAT TV. So, I did that. And it worked...?!? TV on 3, VCR on 75. So I switched the setting back to CABLE, VCR on 75 TV on 3. And it worked...?!? The very same criteria and set up I had tried this last weekend. Only then it didn't work. I am hoping, if you have a moment, you can shed some light on this. Or maybe point me to a site that explains this a little more. Sunday the vcr would not play on the Sony. Last night it would. Good news, but I am so confused.





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Your tuner is most likely the trouble with your TV set. These are soldered into place and can be replaced a san assembly. These tuners can be rebuilt at Good Luck

Posted on Mar 28, 2007

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    Larry Dillon Apr 02, 2007

    I am wondering how someone could tell you the VCR was bad if it worked on another TV set?? LOL Go for the tuner Guy! Good Luck



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