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Cannot tape on vcr with new dvd-vcr player

On cable hookup, bought a new dvd-vcr and installed it on my rca model f27450 tv and had to also buy a rf modulator and hook it up, but im unable to record any tapes off tv, screen just turns blue.

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  • slingshot242 May 26, 2009

    im on local tv cable, the cable runs through an rf modulator, from the modulator to the tv set. all the rca cables are hooked to the rf modular to the new dvd-vcr according to manual. problem is that you cannot watch what you are recording, or even record anything. the screen just remains blue.

  • slingshot242 May 27, 2009

    ive not got a dvr but a dvd/cd player, and ive still got the same problem, cannot record off the tv set. it will play a pre-recorded tape that i taped off a old vcr that now is torn up but will not

    record.

  • slingshot242 May 27, 2009

    ive not got a DVR, i have a newly boughht Magnavox DV225MG9

    DVD/CD player with video cassette recorder.

  • slingshot242 May 27, 2009

    i hooked the cables acording to the manual that came with the unit, the cable from the cable company is hooked to an rf-modulator, and then out to the tv set. then there is a set of rca cables from the rf-modulato to the DVD/CD player on the the dvd/vcr audio and vidio output side

  • slingshot242 May 27, 2009

    the DVD/CD player has no place for a cable, only rca jacks

  • Bob Kitaji May 11, 2010

    How do you have the units hooked up? Are you on normal broadcast, satellite, or cable?

    Do you have the units hooked up from the signal source to the DVR to the TV?

  • JoniLW Apr 19, 2014

    Solved the issue. Thanks everyone! Wrong power cord

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Can you use your old vcr (if it works) as a stand in tuner, if you don't have the cable modulator?

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

  • JoniLW Feb 03, 2010

    Is it possible to just use my older vcr as a tuner?

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You need to route the signal from the cable modulator to the DVR and then to the TV to be able to view and record. If this is done you will be able to watch what you are recording. When you are not recording, the signal will go through the DVR to the TV.
Please change the cabling and you should have what you want.

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • Bob Kitaji May 27, 2009

    The cable from the modulator should go to the DVD/CD player and then to the TV. Is your system hooked up this way?

  • Bob Kitaji May 27, 2009

    Since your VCR/DVD unit does not have it's own tuner, you must hook it up between your cable modulator (external tuner) and the TV. This is specifically addressed on page 12 of your user manual.

    Since you only have a RG-2 cable from the modulator you will have to get a cable to RCA converter to be able to use the unit correctly to record.

    see the discussion on CNET on this subject.

    http://forums.cnet.com/5208-10154_102-0....

    The demodulator can be found at

    http://www.ambery.com/cocatvtorcav.html

    Please adjust the rating for this solution. Thanks.

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