Do I need a VCR in the hookup for this DVR ??? I have a VcR connected according to the proper connections shown in the manual with a cable box. I want to eliminate the VCR. How will this effect my setup???
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Re: Need a VCR???
You should just be able to replace the vcr with the DVR and connect it in exactly the same way, unless the vcr is very old and doesn't have the same connections.
If you want exact info, please post back with the make and model numbers of your TV and cable box and we should be able to talk you through it.
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Hi, In order to record from VCR to DVR You need to connect "VCR audio/video output RCA jacks " to" DVR 's Audio / Video Input RCA jacks.. .. use either "RCA analog (red/white+ yellow ) " or
"optic " cable.(any standard optical cable )..if exist .optic is the best way to
connect it..Remember your VCR 's "OUT" goes into" IN "of DVR .. pls also
remember,wherever you connect your VCR on your DVR ,you should switch
the source selector accordingly to correspond to the connection on the
back... Now you can record anything on DVR which played in VCR .. Hope this helps!..if more help requires pls let me know. Take care and please Remember to rate/vote and give me 4 Thumbs Up for me to continue for Helping out the Community :)
You can try this: Connect your DirecTv to VCR with Red/White/Yellow cables. Then the VCR to your TV with the same type of cables. Make sure the VCR is set to the video input, not the tuner. Turn your TV to the correct video input. Get the program ready on the DVR as if you were going to watch it. Press record on the VCR and then play on the DVR. At the end of the program, press stop on both. You may have a problem with the video recording properly. Some stations broadcast with copyright protection.
Quick Tip! If your system is connected using AV cables and you cannot see the game on your screen, it is likely all you need to find is the input select on your TV or VCR. Link here for help. The Stereo Audio/Video Cable that is included with the Nintendo 64 will allow you to connect the Control Deck to most televisions or video cassette recorders (VCR). First, look at the back of your television AND your VCR and see if you have Audio/Video inputs . Though your TV may not have them, almost all VCRs do.
If you DO have AV inputs, choose where you want to connect to:
Audio/Video Cable to a TV Audio/Video Cable to a VCR
If you do NOT have AV inputs, you will need to use an RF Switch and RF Modulator for your hookup. The RF Switch and Modulator are sold separately. (Where to buy):
Connecting the RF Switch to a TV Connecting the RF Switch to a VCR
Need to select proper input on the TV when playing DVDs. For VCR, select channel 3 or 4.
For cable TV or satellite TV , change channels on the proprietary box and record channel 3 or 4 on VCR. You can also hookup RCA cables (3) from cable box etc. to VCR. Select LINE input on VCR if connecting RCA cables.
Ok. You connect the vcr to the televison first. Take an rca cable and connect it to the video out of the vcr then connect the other end to the av input on your television. Then take another set of RCA cables and connect them to the RCA av input on your vcr and connect the other end to the output on your dvr.
Now hopefully your tv has another RCA input you can hook directly to the dvr with another set of RCA cables to another one of the dvrs outputs. If not then don't worry about that.
Now make sure the tv is switched over to the av video RCA input the vcr is connected to and turn the vcr on. The vcr should be in input and when it is you will see the picture from your dvr and you will change channels with your dvr remote. You can now record using the vcr remote.
Since the cable is connected to the VCR and from there to the TV. The TV should be tune to channel 3 or 4. Using this connection, the VCR tuner will be changing channels when is ON, if you want to change channels on the TV; the VCR should be on standby.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
You need to use composite inputs. They have three connections, yellow for video, white for left audio and red for right audio. It does not matter which input you go into. I would imagine there are about 7 separate inputs like the ones I described, just remember which one you use because you will have to set the input to that number to see the VCR/DVD later. Get a phono or RCA patch cable and connect the same colors from out on the vcr/dvd box to in on the tv. Turn everything on, set the tv to the proper input using the menu or input selection and you should be able to view video tapes or dvds. Let me know if you need more help.
Hi piautewith the VIP622 receiver connecting to your DVD/VCR player you will need theinput/output jacks. To setup recordings to your VCR/DVD player, you will want torun from receiver output to VCR/DVD input and from VCR/DVD output to TV input. Thefan on the VIP622 receiver is just like the fan in a computer tower. Even ifthe receiver is off the fan will still run to keep unit the right temperature foryour DVR receiver.
MikeHouston of DISH Network
The 8300DVR has a feature built in for outputting redcordings to a VCR. To output to a PC you will need a TVTuner card with RCA inputs. Pinnacle offers several products including a Hard Drive backup. You will follow these instructions below, the VCR will be your computer.
Copy a Recording to a VCR Tape
1. Connect the VCR to the OUT 2 connection on the back of the Explorer DVR.
See page 12 for more information.
2. Make sure that a tape is in your VCR and that the VCR is set to record.
3. Press List . The Recorded List
4. Press Move Up or Move Down
to highlight the recording you want
to copy to the VCR. Make sure to select
a program that is not currently being
5. Press Select . The Recorded
Program Options screen appears.
6. Press Move Up to highlight “Copy
7. Press Select . The Copy to VCR
8. Make sure your VCR is properly connected
to your DVR outputs, and press
Record on your VCR.
9. Press Start copy A . The recording
begins copying to VCR tape. The
Recorded List displays the VCR symbol
for the recording that is copying to
Note: You can watch the copying in
progress through the PIP.