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Problem with programmed recordings

I have been having trouble with programmed recordings. Lately, I have set tv shows to record and when I go to play them back, there is nothing but snow. In addition, there is a flashing key symbol on the display panel at the front of the player.

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Re: Problem with programmed recordings

DID you set the channel on the VCR to the sttating your recording? Also does your cable go to the tv, then to the vcr? If so the channel you record will be the one your watching. Or did you accidently screw the cable into the "cable out" on the dvr?

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