I have a VR8460 that replaced another VCR that had the same problem. The problem is this: I have the VCR connected to a DirecTV receiver through the RG-6 connection. The sound works fine if the VCR is off but if I turn the VCR on, the sound stops working. I've changed the coax cable between the VCR and the TV and changed the TV. I've tried changing the output of the TV to channel 4, too. Like I said, a previous VCR had the same problem, too. That's what has me stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: No sound from VCR
OK here we go,
The system is connected in the following manner:
Might I suggest a simple test?
from the VCR to the TV use the Video and Stereo RCA outputs. The reason I want you to do this is to see if the Audio signal is being processed by the VCRs circuitry. I think it is. If it is then you problem might be the modulator that is used from the VCR to the TV when the VCR is on. You see when the VCR is off the RF connections are basically a switched pass-thru, when the VCR is on the switch send the signal to the VCR circuitry and the back into a Modulator and into the audio and video output RCA jacks.
If the test works then the signal is being processed by the VCR and it might be a modulator problem, if not then the issue might be the actual RF input circuit prior to the demodulator.
Another test would be to play a tape to see if the tape plays. If it does then this narrows down the trouble area between demodulator and the audio and video detector stages.
If there is an internal proble you may want to take your unit to a radio and Tv repair shop.
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Thisd unit has both record and PB features and an analog tuner. So if you're using it on a regular stick antenna you will require a converter box if you're using it as a tuner. Otherwise, cable or sat it will work just fine.
You do not need to leave the TV on. To get the clearest picture you should connect the AV cables (yellow, white, red) from the cable box to the VCR, and from the VCR to the TV. There should be a setting on both the TV and the VCR to set the input to VIDEO so you don't have to use channel 3. You can shut the TV off while recording if you want. Also be careful because if you use the channel guide or info button while recording, it will show up on the tape.
With the VCR connected to DirecTV, you're not picking the channel with the VCR anymore. You're picking the channel on the DirecTV receiver, and the VCR will record on channel 3 or 4 (if you've hooked the receiver up using the RF output to the VCR) or through its line (A/V) inputs if you're using those. The tuning range of the VCR is completely unimportant.
With your new system, though, there's one big drawback. Since the VCR is always set for channel 3 or 4, or its line input, and you're changing channels on the DirecTV receiver, you can't program the VCR to record several different channels if you go out. You won't be home to change channels on the receiver, so the only channel you'll be able to record is whichever one you've selected before you go out. Remember the VCR is taping the output of the satellite receiver, and not the satellite channel directly. If you record on some channel other than the receiver's output channel, there won't be anything there. All you'll get is snow or a blank screen.
If you are trying to connect a VCR to your television and still have Directv, this is the way to do it. Disconnect your Directv receiver from your television, Then connect the VCR to the television either through coax or RCA cables. If using the coax cable connect the out to tv on the VCR to the television. If using RCA cables connect the RCA OUT to the television AV1 connection. Once that is done, connect tha Directv receiver to the VCR using either coax or RCA cables. the Directv receiver only has RCA outputs so, if using RCA cables connect to VCR in. Remember that in order to see the Directv the VCR needs to remain on and it must be on the channel line in. If using coax cable connect to the VCR where it says in from antenna. Remember that if using this method your VRC does not have th remain on to view Direct. If you're trying to record Directv, then your VCR need to be on the same channel as the Directv output channel either channel 3 or 4. If trying to record Directv using RCA connections the VCR needs to be on the AV settings. If you have any futher questions please feel free to call me at (361)510-0339
Hi. I don't know if you have solved this problenm yet, but that isn't
an error. Just press Display button about 5 seconds and that's all.
It's just a safety feature to avoid someone from changing setup whet
it's prepared to timer record.
I totally forgot I apologize I'm an idiot, no it's ok I figured it out that same day.Pressing "program" & then turning it off that was it.I'm sure you knew this, k thanks and sorry again,call again if I need ya