Hi, I have my rabbit antenna hooked to this VCR which is then hooked to my Olevia TV (Model: 332-B11). It is currently an analog antenna. I am not sure if both these models are ready to accept HD signals. The TV indicates HD Ready but I am not able to hook my antenna directly to my TV as it does not have slot for me to hook into. It only allows to plug in the 3 cables (Red, Yellow, White) which is hooked to my VCR which does have a slot for me to hook up my antenna to it.
I am not able to tell if there is a Digital Tuner built in to my TV.
Re: Is Model Philips/Magnavox VRA631AT22 HDTV Ready
I am not absolutely positive, but I do not think you will be able to get ANY TV after the transition without a converter box, unless you hook up to cable or a dish. IF your Tv were able to get HD, it would say so on the set...
I live w/ a son & DIL and we have Direct TV so we can already get HD programs, but since none of our sets are High DEF we do not get them IN high Def.... I also have two small TVs,- one in the spare bedroom and one in my computer/ library... both of those are hooked up with old fashioned antannae..[ I also have a VCR hooked up to each]. I have added a converter box to each and can already get more stations than I did before and the picture is better,
although it is NOT in High Definition; You have to have a High Definition TV to get programs in that foremat, although you can get a GOOD program; so it was worth the small amount I paid for the boxes... I got the Government discount coupons so they were reasonable...
Last week one of the local 'Best Buy' stores advertised the converter boxes for as low as $9.99 w/ the coupon... I think the Gov'mt has run out of funds, however.
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Hi,If I understood correctly you broke antenna out socket of Cable box..ok no problem,your TV and cable box should have other jacs/socket for this connection as well.. Take the A/V output of your cable box into TV possibly with RCA cables..than you can select the channel thru Cable box on TV ..(AV mode needs to be selected on TV )
in order to listen and watch your magnavox
DVD 's "2xRCA audio" and "1x RCA Video" cables "OUT" should go to
Tv or Cable box "IN" connections separately ..("IN" goes to "OUT" of other
..pls remember,Always reverse connected ) (audio will come thru
Receiver and TV.)
Since you successfully connected your Receiver to play video on TV (one way only ) ,here is the second reverse action if you wish to listen or RECORD a program on your TV on magnavox **
you need to connect "Audio Output " as can either be : RCA jacks or
"Optic cable output" or "SCART "connector " of your TV or Cable box .( every TV -cable box has
different type of Audio out jacks ) ** to "iRCA nput or "Optic Cable input" of your magnavox (whichever you want ,based on the necessary cables on your hand ) There you go..Tv/Cable box video and sound are both on the magnavox for recording..
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Remove top cover of the VCR. Then look near the back where the plug-in and power supply is. There should be a little glass fuse. You should keep that fuse and take it to the store and replace it with same exact one. If your VCR can be self-repaired, than this is the only thing you can try.
Your VCR has input to record video-audio signal. Here is 2 options to record program in vcr.
1= You need to hook up video-audio cable at Monitor Out in TV and video-audio in at VCR. select Line-1 or Line-2 (where you hook up cable) in vcr and insert cassette with Record Tab intact, VCR is ready to record TV program. select desired channel on tv and hit record button of vcr, recording will start.
2= Plug RF antenna / cable wire in RF In of vcr and tune desired channel in vcr (get help of vcr's user manual for that) and push record button to start record directly in vcr.
Have further query, let me know please.
Hi Drtrippy, If I understand correctly, you are using your VCR for the actual tuning of the TV.
The converter box itself contains a tuner, so you should now receive extra channels available only to an HD tuner.You should try connecting your antenna as input to the converter box.Then output the signal from your converter box to the VCR.Your VCR may then remain connected to your projector.
You may simply think of this as if you are inserting the converter box between your antenna and your VCR, which should be currently connected to receive an over-the-air signal.Remember, as the tuner you will be using is in the converter box, you will need to change channels using the converter box, not the VCR.
Most Philips/Magnavox VCR uses "PL" to indicate that the unit is on Parental Lock. Push and hold the power button on the remote control and wait for the unit to power up. This should be within 7 seconds.
Additionally, most (but not all) Philips/Magnavox VCRs are sub-contracted to Funai. Pls try here for Funai downloads of user's manual.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Connect Rabbit ear antenna to VCR, Take Audio / Video Out and connect to DVR, and Audio / Video out of DVR to AV IN of TV. Start Tuning Channels using the Tuner of the VCR, and store them. Now, whenever you wish to record a particular Channel, select that channel on your VCR, and Record on your Blank DVD in the DVR.