We have out TV hooked up to Road Runner cable, and had recorded some shows into our cable box, planning to save them to a VCR at a later date, because our old VCR had stopped working. So, today I just bought a Memorex MVD4544 VCR-DVD combo. I hooked it up to the cable box via Road Runner cable's instructions, and than copied the recorded shows off the cable box to a black VHS tape in the new VCR.
Two hours later it stopped recording, supposedly done, but when we played back the tape it was completly blank. We retried again with a differant tape, just in case there was a problem with the tape, but once again, nothing was recorded on the second tape either.
Next I figured, maybe there was a problem copying off the cable box, so we tried recording a "live" show off the TV instead. Still nothing.
Finally we hooked it up to a totally differant TV (one without the cable box), and tried recording a show off of that tv instead. Still nothing.
It plays prerecorded tapes beautifully. I checked to see if there was a playback problem, but it plays them fine. It just com[pletely refuses to record anything.
So my question is, has anyone else had this problem? Do you know how to fix it?
Because this is a brand new VCR, should I take it back to the store? If so, should I exchange it for another of the same item, or should I get my money back and buy a differant make/model?
The problem is this VCR only works if you have cable or satellite, I can not use it with an outside antenna. It will play prerecorded items but will not record. Need a different type of VCR with a tuner.
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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.
my experience says that the VCR/DVD recorder does NOT has a volume setting inside. Cables may be bad or connected to wrong input but most likely, the TV has a setting for the volume for any source and that is probably set to mid-range like on a PC sound control panel. Go the audio setup on the TV and see if you can adjust the level for each input.
If u plan to just to watches video only,than just used a RCA AV component RYW connections hook directly to the LCD tv is find.But if plan to record shows and things to the VCR tapes,than the VCR unit must hook through to the cable box.
ok on the back of the dvd player look for the yellow red and white plugs you should have gotten a cable with yellow white and red plugs match the colors from the dvd player to the colors on the back of the tv labeled VIDEO 1 then plug the power in and tune the tv to video 1
yes your hook is all correct...but still will not work......unless this is a d-vhs recorder...(and the other way to record hd is dvr)....(note dont throw the standard vcr away) it might and can be use later down road
If ** cable TV hookups exists, then the only inputs you can use are the line-in along with audio left/right. You've probably got a slew of output connections. Your unit does **t contain a tuner (which would allow you to use a cable input). You need to have a cable box or other device (vcr/tv) that has outputs compatible with the input of your dvd/vcr. A lot of dvd/vcrs are that way. It actually saves you some $$ since most cable boxes (especially HDTV compatible) already have the required outputs on them.
Hey Pat. Red Yellow White Plugs into back of MVD4544. Red Yellow and white plugs into back of TV.
If you have an older TV that has only coax cable outlet, go to Radio Shack or Best Buy and get an RF Modulator. You may need to get another set of Red Yellow White Plugs if you have a cable box.
The front connections are Video 2, if placed on the back they are Video 1. When you first turn the DVD/VCR player on, be sure to select the appropriate setting.
If you figure out how to timer record on this please let me know. No where in the 52 page book is there any info and their website is a joke.