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Tv picture changes and recording is unwatchable when trying to rec one of 4 local channels

I have a vcr/dvd player and Comcast non HD basic cable,unit has worked fine until recently. When u try to record one of the 4 local channels the tv picture turns dark red and jumps around and the play back is unwatchable. It works perfectly when recording all the other Comcast channels and will play all other tapes. Ive tried everything but cant figure it out, Comcast says they detect no issues with our signal or their box. I think it has to be the cable because the unit works fine except on the 4 local stations.

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It is the signal from the 4 local stations that is the problem, because you can record all others ok. Borrow another VCR and try to record them, if its the same tell the people who run the local channels that they are losing viewing figures, because their channels cannot be recorded.

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