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I just bought a new DVD/VCR combo. It says tuner not included, which I assume I cannot record anything with this. Why...and what is a tuner. I do not have a cable box....just basic cable.

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A tuner converts broadcast (including cable) signals to composite video that the TV uses. Now that the broadcasters are going digital, equipment sans tuners like yours are on the market. You can either return the unit for the older style or you can buy a converter box for your cable. The Fed Gov is going to be offering 2 $40 vouchers per household to help you with the change over but it hasn't commenced yet.

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