Question about Emerson EWV403 VHS VCR
I recently switched from analog cable to digital cable. A digital box was installed and now my VCR will not record. The digital box has to be on channel 4 and my VCR has to be on channel 3. My cable comes in thru the digital and the into the VCR. Is there anyway to correct this. There is no switch in the back of the VCR to change the channel. Thanks
The short and simple solution is to tune the VCR to the channel that the cable box is set to (4), and then tune teh TV to the VCR's output channel (3). If you do this you should be able to see the Cable channel through the VCR tuner and then record. Any other solution would require figuring out how to set both the VCR and the cable box to the same channel, but it sounds as if you have ruled out any possibility of being able to do that.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Try this..Run cable line into VCR in, cable from VCR out to box, then cable from box to TV..this might work...I have done this for YEARS and it is never failed. You can then watch and record 2 things at once.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
Comcast is full of it.
If you have a cable box, plug the box directly into the cable feed, then place the VCR inline between the cable and the TV. Leave the VCR on Channel 3 or 4 and use the box to select the channel. You could also use the video and audio out lines from the box and run them to the VCR.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
SOURCE: VCR won't record
Hi Pat and Mary Jo,
It sounds like your VCR might be trying to record your line input instead of the TV channels and would explain a completely black recording.
The line input is where would connect a camcorder or another VCR, where you would play on one machine and record on your VCR.
Some models have a slide switch on the front that selects the input. Others let you select it from a menu option. Still others automatically select it when the appropriate cables are inserted into the line in connectors.
Let me know if that was it or not. Thanks,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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