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Channel four not three

I cannot find the way to put the vcr to play on Channel 4 - the Channel 3 works but the tv itslef, on that channel doesn't receive well that channel - so even the vcr plays poorly. I have a cd player hooked up and it plays well on Channel 4. I do not have the manual and have searched the web trying to find a written solution. Thanks

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Re: Channel four not three

In most cases it is just a matter of flipping a switch on the back of the VCR. If therre is not a switch there, then the only solution I can find would be to find an owners manual somewhere. You might try searching the manufacturers website for an archive of owners manuals.

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That might be the TV output channel. I found these instructions in a Sanyo manual:
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The TV channel should be set on Chanel 3 or Chanel 4.
Use the remote control of the TV to set it.
You can also use the AUX ports (to TV) on the VCR and connect the three wires to the AUX ports on the TV (TV input). The two audio wires are to be connected to Audio in and the Video signal to the Video input.
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Hi chris If you mean that the tv has to be on channel 4 instead of 3 then look at the back of your vcr , there is a swich to select the output channels 3/4.
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I'm assuming the box you have this connected to is a cable converter box. If this is true, it won't have inputs for video and audio; those RCA jacks are outputs to a TV or other device that can take that kind of input. Connecting your VCR outputs to those jacks does nothing.

The simplest way to connect the VCR to the TV is using the VCR's RF output (channel 4 in your case) from the connector that says "out to TV" or "antenna out". Just remember that outputs connect to inputs. Connect the cable box output (the one marked "out to TV") to the VCR's antenna input. Then connect the VCR's antenna output back to the TV. You will need to pick up another connecting cable with F-connectors if you don't have one. Then you just put the TV on channel 4 to watch tapes. Just leave the VCR turned off for normal TV viewing.

This connection scheme also allows you to record a program from the cable box. The only thing you have to remember is that the VCR must always be set to record on the cable box output channel (channel 4, you've said). The cable box selects a channel from the cable system, but it's always sending channel 4 to the TV. (If you're confused, you're not alone. This is the part most people have trouble getting a handle on.) One thing you can't do is record and watch different channels at one time, though.

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