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VCR with intermittant audio and video problems

I have a Sony slv-n55 VCR with intermittant video and audio problems. It has a built-in tuner; the cable comes into the house, into the VCR, and then from the VCR output on the VCR into the TV set so I can watch one program and record another at the same time. There is no external "box" involved.

The TV also has its own tuner. Until a few months ago, everything was working perfectly. No problems with picture or audio even when I was watching a different channel on the TV while the VCR was recording a different channel.

Now I've started having audio and video problems with certain channels (mostly local channels, for some reason) with all others ok, even if I'm watching one channel and recording another. Hookups are tight, and no settings have been changed.

All things being equal: 1. My cable connection is from Mediacom Cable. Could my problems have anything to do with the signal I'm receiving from the cable company during the run-up to digital conversion? I know it shouldn't, but you never know. 2. Is it possible for the built-in tuner in my VCR to fail selectively and affect some channels and not others?

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You have to connect VCR output cable to your TV input, thats all, it will be in series, if u want to record any program then on your TV and on record switch of your VCR.

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