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Proper connections of my new Sylvania Model ZV420SL8 DVD /VCR recorder playback unit

What is the proper connection with this device to enable one to record on either the DVD or on the VCR unit of this combo unit. also to be able to dub from a VCR to the DVD unit?

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Re: proper connections of my new Sylvania Model ZV420SL8...

What is the proper connection of cables and also there are times that the VCR will not start to record on time or the tape will lock up at start

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

Re: proper connections of my new Sylvania Model ZV420SL8...

Connect it to your TV set or cable box, just like you would a regular VCR. Then put a blank disc or tape in to record from either the DVD drive or the VCR drive. There should be an easy dubbing button to record from VCR to DVD. (I don't have this particular machine; I have two other brands of combo recorders, and I use them both like I would a regular VCR. This one shouldn't be any different.)

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