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Instuctions I have a VCR and remote. I can play videos but cannot record tv channels. no channels show .Do i need to tune in? How?

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Re: instuctions

Ok tell me whats the setups of your cables ANTENNA from TV to VCR?

tell if the setup are same below..

antenna cable to RF input of VCR and
RF out of VCR to
TV RF input


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