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Need Help recording television onto vhs

Used to be able to record television onto vhs through player, but since hooked it up to a new tv, it won't I need special cables? Or do I just not have the cables connected properly?

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Re: Need Help recording television onto vhs

Probably cabled wrong.
Make sure the VCR is getting a signal to record.
Put in a movie and get the TV set up to watch it.
Now put in your blank tape and switch the VCR to what you want to record and make sure you can see it on the TV.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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