Question about Televison & Video
A bypass switch can be used for various purposes. A bypass switch can be connected to electrically switch you VCR into and out of the cable feeding you TV or it could be used to switch any of multiple devices in and out of the signal path. For example, if you have a VCR and a DVD player, you would connect the cable from your cable box to the input to the switch and one of the outputs from the switch to the VCR and another to the DVD player. The output cables from the two devices would be connected to a splitter/combiner; a device with two connections on one side and two or more on the other. A cable from the single connector (output) would be connected to the TV. By pushing buttons, it allows you to switch between the two devices.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is working as designed. The purpose of your cable box is to take in a wire containing all of the possible channels you might watch, and then extract *one* channel, and force it to appear as channel 3. If you connect the cable directly to the VCR, then the VCR's "tuner" (ie, channel selector) has an opportunity to extract any channel it wants. But... as you point out, your VCR won't be able to "see" any of the digital channels. So... if your goal is to be able to watch any of the digital channels, the signal must pass through your cable box, which will put the selected channel on channel 3. There is no value in going from the VCR to the cable box, since the VCR's tuner will have already filtered out all but one channel. It would be helpful to make a list of what your useage goals really are, since there are so many different ways to hook these things up. Are you interested in: - watching digital channels? - recording digital channels? - watching one channel while recording another? - using higher quality video signals (composite, s-video, component, etc) rather than RF (ie, channel 3) And so on. Keep in mind that you have *three* tuners: Your cable box, your VCR, and your TV. It sounds like only your cable box can tune in the digital channels. If your cable box puts out any non-RF signal, then the best choice would be to go: Coaxial Wire -> Cable Box -> Video Connection -> VCR -> Video Connection -> TV, with the VCR and the TV both set to "video". Then you would only use the cable box as a tuner, the VCR would only see the tuned channel (via video in), and the TV would see the same channel (or whatever tape you are playing) on its video input.
Posted on Mar 29, 2007
These guys have the owners manual and the service manual for your exact model; http://www.user-manuals.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=sony+SLV-775HF+manual&forward=plist&osCsid=a4cf756dbc2b6f254269ca22308687e5 Sorry I haven't been able to locate these for free anywhere, Sony do not have them available online. Here is the link to the Wow cable instructions - i couldn't find much in there but you may see something that helps out, check pages 65-67 to be sure you have everything hooked up right; http://www1.wowway.com/cable/pdf/WOWGuide.pdf Here is the link to the user manual for the explorer 3200; http://www.scientificatlanta.com/products/consumers/new_explorer2200.htm and here for the FAQs; http://www.scientificatlanta.com/products/consumers/FAQs.htm Hope this helps, if you get some more ideas but still no solution, please post back and i can try again :)"
Posted on Jul 03, 2007
SOURCE: VCR won't record
Check to make sure the cables on the VCR are hooked up correctly. If the in and out are reversed, this might cause your problem. Hopefully it's as simple as that. if not leave a comment and I'll get back to you.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
Make sure your VCR is on channel 3 or try channel 4. Also, make sure your VCR is set to VIDEO or VCR and not TV.
A better way to do this is to connect the cable box to the VCR using the composite cable (yellow/red/white) cable. Then, connecting the cable box to your TV with component cable (red/greenblue) cables. This will only work if your TV has component in. If not, then connect the VCR out composite (yellow/red/white) to the TV. Or use the coax cable from the cable box labeled TV/VCR right to your TV. Make sure your VCR is set on LINE1 or LINE.
Posted on May 02, 2009
Comcast is full of it.
If you have a cable box, plug the box directly into the cable feed, then place the VCR inline between the cable and the TV. Leave the VCR on Channel 3 or 4 and use the box to select the channel. You could also use the video and audio out lines from the box and run them to the VCR.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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