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Tuning in existing vcr to new tv

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I can't seem to be able to record anything now that I've got a new TV. I've set everything up and if I put a video in (ie:a film) it will show a picture BUT if I record a programme , then go to play it , I can't find it at all , but I know that it has recorded! Also....now i'm finding that when I go to record, instead of being able to manually choose the channel I want to video...it only comes up AV1 and I can't toggle to any other station....it's driving me mad!!
Any suggestions ??

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The proper protocol for the set-up described is to have the source such as cable, sat, etc to be connected to the input of the VCR, then have its output connected to the TV. That should fix the prob if all else is working...accordianman

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