I recently bought a Sony flat panel HDTV. I hooked up my
EmersonVCR to it. When I try to record one channel while
watchinganother, the tape is not viewable later and the TV goes
blackintermittently. I can tape clearly with the TV off.
Can youhelp? Thanks.
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That will depend upon what you want to do. If you plan to record to the VCR from the cable box, then the cable box will need to directly connect to the VCR, then the output of the VCR is connected to the TV. Unfortunately, most VCRs are analog, not digital, so you will lose HD capability (if you have it) trying to connect this way. You also cannot record one show while watching something else (you will need to be tuned to the channel you are recording). If you want to simply use the VCR to view recorded tapes, then connect the cable box to the TV as per the cable company recommendations, and then make a second connection for the VCR. Of course, your TV will need appropriate and available jacks on the rear to do this. It is difficult to give specifics without knowing the models of the cable box, VCR, and TV.
This is a VHS VCR and should be like any standard vcr to hookup. Did you obtain this VCR recently; and was it used? What are you calling the 'monitor'? Is it a standard TV. Since you said pre-recorded tapes work OK, I think your cable connections are fine. With that in mind, if this is a used VCR, I think your 'recording/playback' heads need to be cleaned. This is not a big deal to someone who can look inside with some competence if they are careful. But the heads are very delicate and can be damaged quite easily. If you want to give it a try or discuss this in more detail, I can guide you (but no guarantees).
1st setup ur VCD with TV and playback it to view on TV. If picture is coming, thats OK.
2nd plug ur camcorder in VCR input and select VCR input according to plug in and monitor the camcorder picture on TV through VCR. If its ok, now u r ready to record the picture from camcorder to VCR.
Hopefully, your HDTV has a 'Video out' RCA jack on the back-some don't. You could try connecting from these video/audio out jacks to the RCA video/audio in jacks on your VCR. If it works, remember it will be recording EVERYTHING on the tv screen(Time, channel,etc.) that you see while watching. So if you change the channels on the tv-it will be on the tape.
Hi, i have a Panasonic dmr-es30veb DVD ram recorder/VCR and i cant record one channel while watching another, as you can tell i am not at all technically minded and if you can help i would be grateful many thanks Eileen.
Hello..try to turn on the test signal generator switch it is marked test at rear of vcr...and chose av¨rf channel on your tv i.e the 0 or 9 channel than search for the vcr and memorize on tv...alt you can playback a tape ..pre-recorded without the test signal and make the search...alt 2...use a direct av-cable between vcr and tv..which is best and put tv in av mode...good luck...Ron
First check how good / bad are your recordings.
Take a current / recent recording done after this problem cropped up, and play it back on another VCR - maybe a friend's.
If the recording plays back badly- showing the symptoms you described, then the problem is still dirty or worn out Video Heads.
If the Recording plays back perfectly on the friend's machine, but plays back badly on your machine, I still suggest that you try cleaning the Heads one more time, and if the problem is not resolved, it is time to trash the VCR.
One last question, you say that you have reset the channels. Are the reception channels' images clear?
I may be able to give some more suggestions, based on this response.