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Vcr won't record tv

My vcr will not record tv programmes I have tried to tune the stations in but can't I can get the tv to play tapes just not record. I have an antenna plug up to the tv for reception and a 3 colored cord connected from the tv to vcr.

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Connect the antenna to the antenna In on the VCR and tune the channels with the VCR. Leave the 3 colored cord connected the way it is. Once you are able to tune the stations with your VCR, try to record.
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You have to plug the antenna to the VCR, in the "Antenna IN" plug, from there it goes to the "TV OUT".

You use the VCR to tune the TV and choose record according to your VCR model.
Hope That Helps!

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