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Basic Set-up I order to get VCR to work I have to choose between channel 3 or 4? How do I do this since on screen menu will not come up until I choose channel 4 to off set cable TV?

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Re: Basic Set-up

Most VCRs have a simple slide switch, usually on the back of the unit. Just slide the switch towards "4"

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