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Can't get VCR to record

I am trying to hook up my DVD/VCR combo through my Sony DVD/VCR recorder (line 1), but can't get the VCR to record. Any suggestions?

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Re: Can't get VCR to record

You may have to push the channel buttons on the source and check the video unit until you see whats playing on the main unit once you have a picture comming thru you should be able to record. if not let me know we can figure out some other solutions to get you up and recording.

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