When I play back a video tape on this unit, the audio is muffled. If I record a program on this unit, it plays back with regular volume on another VCR. The audio on the problem unit is fine when I am watching the TV. I realize that this unit is over 5 years old but I would like to know if the tape audio is fixable since it is my workshop and is used on a daily basis. Hate to buy a new one if I don't have to.
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If it is recorded using the same unit you play on it should work fine.
Otherwise it could be a codec problem, like the video was encoded to divx where the audio and video was different bit rates, or the person that made the recording didn't sync it.
You can clarify a bit more on the source of the recordings ?
This is a common problem usually seen when playing copy protected tapes. The part of the picture affected is normally off the top of the screen. Sometimes the problem is also due to the VCR itself and differences in tapes. It's also possible for the TV itself to be causing this, although you would probably also notice this flag-waving (that's what it's called) on regular TV viewing if that were true.
Sometimes increasing the height of the picture can push the affected area off the top again. But this can also cause you to lose part of the picture you want. Also, the height adjustment may be difficult to find as it's not something normally used. On some TV's it's a small pot somewhere on the board, but most newer sets have electronic adjustments through a service menu that you need to know how to access.
I'd suggest trying another VCR first and play one of the tapes you know shows the trouble. That might be all it takes. Then consider trying to increase the picture height if it's just a small bit at the top of the screen.
the machine that youare going to play the tape in you should use the video out and the audio out to the video in and audio in on the machine that you are going to record on or tape on which ever you want to call it.
If you do not get result you can purchase one video rf converter.
Rf converter contains one videoinput in yellow colourand two audio in red and white colour and one cable connector as outout.
Connect dvd output to this converter and tune the program in whichplace you receive dvd signal.
Based on your post/description, a common installation/connection would be:
1. Ant/Cable in to the RF INput of the VCR (this is assuming that your cable TV is cable/F output and not the audio/video RCA output);
2. A short RG59 cable with F connectors at both ends should connect RF OUT of VCR to ANT/CABLE IN of TV.
3. With the VCR off, the cable would connect automatically to the TV and channel selection is thru your TV.
4. With the VCR on, The TV must be set to either 3 or 4, channel selection may be done on the VCR, TV programs can be recorded, video tapes can be played.
Another would be to use the Audio/Video OUTput of the VCR to the Audio/Video INput of the TV (assuming it's got one). The TV must be set to Video to watch cable, VCR. Channel selection would be thru the VCR.
Hope this be of some idea/help. Post back should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
It sounds like your cables are connceted ok, but what you neede to do is to be able the switch from one video mode to the other so lets go through the cable and vrc conncetions again just to make sure.
From your cable set top box connect your component video (RGB) video out to your TV (RGB) video in via the (RGB)cables.
From your VCR connect your composite video (yellow) out to your TV composite video in withe the composite video (yellow) cable.
From your VCR (Left & Right audio out)connect your left and right audio connections (White and Red) to the Audio in of the TV (Left and Right).
Whith this setup you should be able to use the TV to switch between the two A/V inputs using the remote control.
try to check your audio video chord check it if it is open. you didnt mention if your tv has video channel (tuner). if your tv video channel is o.k then the problem of your tv is in the video switcher inputs. in this case you need a service technician.