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TV & DVD HookUp (No Box) Can't get picture

No box involved. Have a Go Video VCR/DVD 3840. Attached the cable from the wall to the VCR and then a short cable to the TV. The TV has been playing fine prior to hookup to the VCR. The TV signal comes in fine AFTER my hookup. But when I push TV/VCR on the go video remote I just get a snow picture. I've got the station for TV set to Ch 3. At first the small screen on front of VCR was blank. I pushed set up on remote and the clock now shows the time. I'm just baffled on this. I've been pushing the input selection which I now remember only comes into play if I'm hooking up my DVD camcorder.

I'm a senior and sure challenged on this. I just moved and this set up worked fine a month ago. Sure appreciate some help. I'm thinking it's some button or setting on the remote I need to push?

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  • edmarky Mar 12, 2009

    TV works fine, and DVD/VCR shows and records only TV channels up to 14, nothing above. this started suddenly, We have cable and get stations up to 70, but they will not play through the DVD/VCR. Any help? Appears the manufacturers/distributors have skipped out. Ed

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As far as I know, my Go Video machine when there was no box involved...

The cable came from the wall to the IN of the Go Video box. Then another cable coming from the OUT of the video box and to the IN to the TV. TV should be on channel 3. As far as I can remember, I don't need to push the TV/VCR button, but instead, have to channel down to below channel 2 on the TV to the LINE/INPUT selection. Once you go there, and the Go-Video machine is on, you should be able to see a clear picture.

You'll push the TV/VCR button if you want to toggle back and forth from the VCR picture to the TV picture (which will be technically blank since it's on the 'line input selection.)

Hope that helps.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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