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Vcr/dvd if the dvd works shouldn't the vcr work too. This is what is confusing me

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  • Yve 57 Feb 18, 2008

    I am on a satelite dish for tv view. Now does the vcr have to be connnected by a cable to this or to the television? If to the television I would have to get one of those connectors with two joiners or whatever you want to call them. Would the cable be the problem??


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Both the DVD and VCR sections are mechanically different and separate. They may share some common circuitry. It is very possible to have one part not working, while the other part works just fine.

- Jim

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

    SHARCNET-USA Feb 18, 2008

    My question to you is does the DVD/VCR have a built in tuner?

    Option #1

    If it does, you can connect the cable from the output of the satellite dish box to the RF input to the DVD/VCR player and then you must connect an RF cable from the RF output jack of the VCR to your TV. The TV will need to stay on either channel 3 or 4. The satellite dish box probably comes out on either channel 3 or 4 so you will need to tune the DVD/VCR player to receive channel 3 or 4.


    Option #2

    Instead of an RF cable to the TV, you can connect the a audio/video (yellow/red/white) cable from the audio/video jacks of the DVD/VCR player to the audio/video input jacks on the TV and set the TV to use the audio/video jacks and not it's RF tuner.

    You will still need to set the DVD/VCR player to receive the output from the satellite dish box if its coming out on channel 3 or 4.


    Option #3. Connect the satellite dish box RF cable directly to the TV. The TV's tuner will need to be set at the proper channel to receive the output from the satellite dish box (channel 3 or 4).

    Connect the audio/video cable between the audio/video outputs of the DVD/VCR player to the audio/video inputs of the TV. To watch a DVD or VCR set the TV to monitor the audio/video input jacks. To watch TV, switch back to the tuner.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

    Good luck!

    - Jim


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