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Sound problems with recording to vcr using converter box

I have an analog tv and an older vcr. I hooked up the converter box and was able to make timer recordings but the sound was totally un-listenable..garbled and way too low to hear even with the volume at full blast. Is there something wrong with my connection? Bad cables?

Also, to solve my problem with wanting to record one station and watch another after the transition, if I buy a digital tv and use the converter box just for the vcr, will that solve the problem? If so, how do I hook everything up? My TV only has the one hookup for coaxial cable...

I've gone to best buy and other places and I've gotten so many different answers to questions and what I've come to realize is the staff at the stores really have no idea what will happen after the transition..

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If your TV has no scart connection, no HDMI connection, then to be honest I would get a new set. There are plenty of good second hand models around, which will be better than your old set and come with a digital tuner built in.
As for the VCR, that should have a scart socket and so should the converter box. Once connected via the scart socket you should be be able to record the shows easily. If the converter box comes with a volume control, you might need to set that up to get it right. If the VCR has two scart sockets use the second one to connect the box. Use the first to connect to the TV for viewing your recordings only.
If it has only one scart, then look around on Amazon for one of these scart switching boxers.


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SOURCE: wish to record on analog VCR and not affect digital TV reception

I don't think it will affect the digital TV reception, but if you try to use the VCR built-in tuner it is still analog and you won't be able to record digital channels that way. If your digital TV converter has video-out and audio-out connectors, then you can connect those to the corresponding connectors on your VCR to record.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Want to continue to record on my VCR after digital hookup

You have to use the RCA plugs on the back of the converter box and the tv (red,yellow and white). Or you can attach the antenna wire to box and then attach the wire that comes with the converter that is listed as to the tv and instead attach it to the antenna in on the vcr. The converter box will determine which channel your vcr will get a singal to record from. Your VCR for every program will be set to channel 3 or 4 (depending on what your converter box is set to broadcast on). Make sure the power saver on the converter box is turned off as if you want to record a program in say 4 hours, if the converter box turns off in 2, your vcr will have nothing to record.

I ran seperate coaxible cable to the tv from vcr and unplug the tv converter box everytime I want to watch the vcr. You can also use the RCA cord to send the signal from the vcr to the tv and use the input signal to watch your recorded programs. I had static showing up everytime I played it through the second converter box thus I solved it by running a seperate coax line. I don't know if you will have this problem, just wanted you to be aware.

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SOURCE: vcr hooked up, no audio

this info is not correct...you need a triple rca cablr....red is right, white is left and yellow is audio......if you conect it all up and still get no sound...try another rca triple colored cable...

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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