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Connecting TV to DVD / VCR Recorder

I recently purchased a new TV (LG) to connect with the DVD / VCR Recorder that I already own. I am trying to figure out if I can record something on a DVD or VCR and watch the TV at the same time. Any ideas????

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

I am assuming that what you intend to do is:

  • record a TV channel/program/show either on VCR or DVD;
  • while at the same time watching another TV channel/program/show directly on the TV.
Yes, but only if you are not using/needing a cable decoder box. To do this, the coaxial cable from your provider would have to be made to supply both the RF/ANT/CABLE IN of the VCR/DVD and the TV. To accomplish this, you would need a 2-way splitter. One input to the splitter, 2 outputs, one each for the DVD/VCR and the TV. The DVD/VCR would have to be connected to the TV using yellow, white & red RCA cables. To watch DVD, VCR and/or what is being recorded on the DVD/VCR, set the TV to Video mode. To watch regular TV, select the channels on the TV.

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