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Check if the cables are connected properly from the VCR to the TV.
Most likely you are using a 3 cable set up to connect the VCR to your TV. The colors at the ends of each cable are red, yellow, and white. If you have audio, then I presume that your red and white cables are connected, but your yellow cable is not. Find another cable that is yellow just like the other two cables, and connect it to the connector on your VCR labeled "video" and then connect the other end of the cable to a hole in your TV labeled "Video in" or just "Video". It should be located very close to the audio connectors in the TV that the VCR is connected to.
Connect from dvd OUT to vcr IN The yellow connecter is video, red is right audio and white is left audio. You can purchase converter leads (scart to phono(the red/white/yellow connecters) or many other combinations) if needed. If you have scart connections ( a block of 21 pins) then use that if possible as it will give a better picture. Connect the dvd out to vcr in and vcr out to the tv in. NOTE. if you connect this way you will find that the copyright protection will make viewing dvds quite poor quality and may even be black and white or even the picture may "roll" You may want to buy a scart block to connect more scarts to the tv then it has, also you can get these with different connections.
normally this would be a tracking error, if you can manually adjust the tracking, this should fix the prob...if there is no way to manually adj the tracking, use a video head cleaner to see if cleaning the heads will help the auto track to function better.
When connecting VCR to TV. Verify all connections. First if the connection is with coaxial cable make sure you signal from outside is screwed to the cable input on VCR. Then the VCR/TV output has the cable running to TV input. If hooking up with RCA cables , which is the yellow, red, and white cables. Hook one side up to VCR output. Yellow for Video, while red/white to audio output matching the colors. The same is done to the Television input. yellow for video, red/white for audio. Do a test recording. Use a blank tape, not one already recorded on. Record about 5 minutes Stop recording , rewind and playback. You should see the difference.
Yellow: Composite Video
Red: Right Audio Channel
White: Left Audio Channel (mono)
Does your TV have a video & audio OUTPUT on the back of the TV?
If so, will need another set of audio/video cables and you need to connect the yellow cable from the video OUTPUT of the TV to the video INPUT (yellow) of the DVD/VCR and connect the Red cable from the right OUTPUT of the TV to the red INPUT of the DVD/VCR. Then connect the white cable from the left OUTPUT of the TV to the white INPUT of the DVD/VCR. If your TV is not in stereo, just connect up the white cable for mono audio.
If your TV set does NOT have audio/video OUTPUTS, then you will still need another set of audio/video cables and connect the yellow cable from the video OUTPUT of the cable box to the yellow video INPUT of the DVD/VCR and connect either the red or white (or both if possible) to the red or white audio INPUTS of the DVD/VCR.
You need two sets of cables because you want to watch DVD's & tapes on your TV (Path #1) and you want to record the TV channel shows back to your DVD/VCR (Path #2).
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.
Check your VCR or DVD for correct region and standard. If I had a camcorder, VCR, or DVD player here in America on Pal standard or eupopean region the same thing would happen.In fact I accedently did that on an unknown switch on the camcorder.
Usually the standard color coding for those connections are yellow, red and white. Yellow for video, red and white for audio left and right if it is stereo. Also pay attention on the the label of your vcr if it is input or output. You need need to connect it from output of your vcr to the input of your tv set. TV have also the same color coding. By the way the cable you use for this purpose is what we called RCA, which is also color coded. good luck!
did u try cleaning the video head? heres how! unplugged the unit. open the cover. get a piece of clean white paper. put a little alcohol on it. place your finger on the paper and slowly touch the head but not too much force then gadually move the drum back and forth. donot move your finger up or down. just clean it horizontally by slowly moving the drum leaving your finger stationary. let it dry and test. if the problem persist see a doctor(technician), u have a problem with the color circuits. good luck!