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Video noise at bottom of screen

This is an older tv by zenith, 1989. It works well and has a nice picture. However, when I play a vhs tape I notice a small amount of video noise across the bottom of the screen. I hooked up the vcr to another tv and I don't see the problem. Also, this only happens when watching a tape, not tv programming. Any ideas? Thank you.

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Re: video noise at bottom of screen

Try adjusting the tracking on your VCR. This symptom would typically be caused by a slight tracking error in your VCR or video heads that need to be cleaned. Your Zenith TV may be a little more sensitive to video synchronization problems than your other TV is.

If VCR tracking adjustments have no effect on the symptom, then the problem could be in the TV, but I'll need more details to assist you with troubleshooting. For example, how do you connect the VCR to the TV?

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