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Connecting a tv, digital cable box, vcr & dvd together

I have a cogeco cable digital box (Canadian), a magnavox VCR, a rca DVD player and a sanyo TV.  I want to connect them all together.  I currently have the DVD player and the cable working but the VCR is not.  I had the VCR working when i had satelite but now that the cable guy installed the cable box, I can't get the VCR to work.  Help!!

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SOURCE: The buttons assigning DVD, TV,

There are facilities to CHOOSE the digital assignment. I've seen where extended power loss will randomly lose custom settings. Open the manual.

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