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Analog VCR I have an analog TV and subscribe to cable TV, so I know my TV will be fine once the Big Switch happens. But my VCR is analog, too, and I can't get a positive answer from anyone when I ask if I'll be able to use the analog VCR (which is hooked up to my analog TV) when the Big Switch occurs. Do I need to get a new VCR with a built-in digital tuner or will a converter box hooked up to my VCR enable it to work (record, playback, etc.) as I'm used to doing? I'd like to know, too, if I'll still be able to watch one channel while recording a show on a different channel. In advance, thanks.

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No you can use your regular VCR. You will just have to make sure you put your coverter box to bring the signal into your vcr. You can also bring the signal into your TV from the vcr so that you don't have to have 2 converter boxes.

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