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VCR will play, but won't record

I have a Thompson Electronics vcr model #VR627HF. I have my cox cable box feeding the vcr and the vcr connected to the tv, all with with coax cable.

The VCR plays back fine, but when I push the record button and then play back I get a black screen and no sound. What does this mean?
Bob

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  • bob2499 Mar 05, 2009

    the vcr and the tv are on channel 4. there is no switch on the back of the cox cable box to select 3 or 4.

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Your VCR has to be on the same channel as the switch on the back of you cable box.

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  • Nito123 Mar 06, 2009

    Try attaching a splitter to the input of your Cable box and the input to your VCR. From the wall run the cable to the first input (connecting the second input to the second input connected to the cable box) The output from the VCR is still connected to the input of the Cable box. Without connecting a digital coverter box I think that is the simplest/cheapest solution.

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