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I have connected an Akai GX4 VCR to a small colour Orion TV, with connections from the antenna outlet to VCR and then to TV. How do I tune the VCR to the TV, so that the VCR acts as the main station tuner and the TV acts as a monitor only?

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  • tonaltwo Nov 14, 2009

    Yes, it has the ability to act as a tuner (it has done this before but I can't remember what TV it was tuned to.) I thought there might be a signal or channel I could with but I can't find it.

  • tonaltwo Nov 14, 2009

    Guru did not seem to know anything about what I was talking about or the equipment I mentioned.

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You can by-pass the tuner if your Orion TV has Audio and Video inputs. Some have none while others do.
Connect your cable, satellite, or antenna to the RF or ANTENNA IN on your VCR. Next locate your VCR AUDIO & VIDEO OUTPUTS. Depending on the model of VCR it will have either two or three output jacks (RCA type) they should be Yellow for VIDEO, White for AUDIO LEFT and Red for AUDIO RIGHT if it's a stereo VCR, If not, it will have just yellow and white.
Connect the RCA cables (some call the stereo cables) to the output of the VCR and the other end to the TV A/V inputs.
Some VCR's have built in switches and as soon as you connect these cables, you'll get the output to the TV. Others have a switch either on the front or in the on screen menu to switch it to (AUX or LINE)
Turn the TV and VCR on and select the VIDEO INPUT on the TV that you connected the VCR to, this will be done on your TV remote which should have a TV/VIDEO button.
You'll now be able to select channels on your VCR to display on the TV. I hope this helps and good luck!
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You see...only if the VCR has the options and tuning properties you can do that ...if not it will act just like a regular antenna ...and will function on the AV mode of TV ...and the rest will tune and store in the TV mode..
there is another opotion to place the vsr with a regular antena cable and tune it by the frequency ..like a regular chanel ...but Im not sure how you will get the sound for it ...only if it has sound outlet ...for a separate sound system ..or amplifier ...or so ...
anyway ...if the vCR has a tuning for chanels option ...this will work in the AV mopde ( from the remote control) and plugged with an the RCA cable for sound and image ..
in this case ..the chanels wil be changed from the VCR ...by tuning or stored and stc...

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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    Catalin Turcu Nov 14, 2009

    ok..there is no matter how you plug it with the tv ..cause the signal is processed into it ...and just the audio video goes out to the TV ...so ..it might as well be plugged with the RCa cable ...(see in the picture..)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...
    in this case you will need to separately go for the video and audio ...in case that you do not have this kinda plug on tv ...just get a regular video cable that plugs into the antena ...or into next video if it has...
    just for the knowladge the RCa and the special video requires to set the Tv on the av mode from the av/tv on the remote control ..and will pic up audio video signal right the way ..
    the regular antena input will have to be tuned to find the signal from the VCR ...and than set like a chanel ....
    after that you just tune and browse chanels from the vcr


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