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Cannot record VCR thru Cable Box

I have a Video Cassette Recorder but have no problem viewing VCR Tapes on my TV thru the ''Cable Box''. Problem is I cannot record, now that I have a Cable Box. Setting up the ''Timer Recorder'' to Station ''3'' is a must. But am at a loss as to what to do after that.

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  • rgale258 Feb 15, 2009

    I have the cables running thru correctly. However, when I st my standby programming on the VCR> I put that on Channel 3. Then set the Cable Box to the Channel to record. If I then put the VCR in standby Mode I will get nothing. If I do nothing it will record the Channel on the Cable Box only.

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The timer recording program must be set on 3. Also the VCR is to be set on 3.. This however limits what programs you can recorde, because you can only record the channel displayed in the cable box.

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Make sure that the cable runs first through the cable box then through the VCR then to the TV.

if you know how to set timers on your cable box (if you have that option), set those in addition to your VCR timer. If you don't have that feature or are not sure, you will, unfortunately, have to keep the cable box on a certain channel before you record.

hope this helps!!

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