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Recording I have the NS-1DRVCR Insignia, but no cable or satellite. We have an antenna in the attic to receive local television stations. So there is no tuner. Is that why I can't record TV programs on my recorder? The box says the unit "records from TV, cable or satellite tuner; does not include a built-in tuner." Help!!!

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9. If you made connections using either Composite, S-Video or Component cables, then to view or record TV, two adjustments need to be made. First, the DVD Recorder needs to be tuned to the appropriate input, typically L1 or L3 for rear inputs and L2 for front inputs. Second, the TV also must be tuned to the proper input, on a TV usually Video 1 or Video 2.
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I just bought a INSIGNIA DVD/VHS video model no. NS-1DRVCR SERIAL NO. 702026722 at best buy it was a floor model at a great price but no owners manuals and no way to register the product for the...

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You can get information on the warranty, quick start guide, product manual and basic product information on your unit from:

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