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ProScan PSVR70 VCR

I recently switched to DirectTV and now I can't record on my VCR. I know it is working, because I recorded the channel I had on the TV. DirectTV said I should have both the TV & VCR on the same input, like Video 1 & L1. I did this and then went to Guide on TV selected a program and went to "autotune." Then I programmed the VCR for the same thing, and nothing happened. All I got was a snowy screen. Hope you can help me.

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Sounds like the VCR is not set on an "external source" but rather "tuner". I believe that will fix this problem...accordianman

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