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My VCR doesn't record from my Digital TV. It did before.

Everything was running great until 6/12/09 transition. Now my VCR
won't record. I can see movies but it won't RECORD and I do alot of
recording due to my busy schedule. Why is this happening?? I tried
for 3 days and can't understand why it doesn't record.

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Your VCR does not have a digital tuner. If using an antenna or basic cable, you must decode the digital signal through the D/A converter first, then send the signal via the RF cable (Screw -on ) or Audio/Video RCA to the VCR. You will have to manually press record. My guess is that you were used to programming and leaving it. So, if you are/were using your VCR as a tuner to schedule recordings, it is no longer a valid option. If you have a cable or satellite box with a DVR, this is the way to go. I am not sure if anyone offers a VCR with a digital tuner. Google and discover. Unfortunately all those hours (years in some cases) we spent learning how to program our VCRs is now in vain.

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