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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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Re: Channels 3 and 4 no longer support VCR playback.

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

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