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How do I get my local channels from my VCR.

I am having problems finding the local channels from my vcr. The only channels I found are channels 2, 4, 5. I tried to add the channels. The vcr would let me. Please advise.

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Re: How do I get my local channels from my VCR.

If you have a cable or satellite converter all inputs are converted to channel 3 or 4. If your vcr is attached to this output you will only get whatever the converter is tuned to. If you have cable, try connecting the cable that's now on the input to the converter to the input of the vcr and then add the channels automatically. However, the converter also descrambles premium channels, so you cannot get them into the vcr without going through the converter first, and some digital cable channels will not work on all vcrs. If you use the converter, always leave the vcr on channel 3 or 4 or use the converter video/audio outputs. You will not be able to record one channel and watch another without some additional hardware including an rf switch, rf splitter, and more cables.

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