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Dvd-vcr I have a Sylvania tv and just got a Sylvania dvd/vcr but it won't let me tape. What am I doing wrong.

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  • Joanie Alosi
    Joanie Alosi Feb 20, 2008

    I Have the antenna blug into the tv and the cable line in the cable box. I try changing around the cords and when I recorded a show I got sound but a black picture know. What am I doing wrong.


  • Joanie Alosi
    Joanie Alosi Feb 21, 2008

    Still can't get my Sylvania Dvd/Vcr to record or play back. I have a Sylvana Tv with just Comcast cable box, I have just basic cable no digital or Satelite hook ups. I'll break down how I have it hookup.

    I have the cable cord in the Ant, which is the back of the TV,

    I have a yellow which is for video and White which is for Audio plug into the two ports which are in front of the TV.

    Then I plug the other yellow and white in the back of the dvd-vcr and by doing that I can watch video tapes and dvd.

    Then the back of the Dvd/vcr there's a section thats say's VCR video in and Audio in so I plug in the yellow and white cords then I put the red and white cords in back of the cable box that say's audio and video.

    I then tryed to tape something and play it back I get the sound but I get a black picture???

    The only thing that's left on the back of the dvd/vcr is Digital Audio( which i don't have) Dvd video out, s-video out and Component video out and there colors are green,blue and red.

    I try putting the tv on 3 or 4 but still does not work. Is my tv to old do I need a splitter or something else.

    Please help.




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What source have you plugged into the new unit. The antenna/ cable/ sat needs now to be connected to your new set, not the TV...accordianman

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • Michael Borelli Feb 20, 2008

    Now the TV needs to be on Ch 3 or 4 or "Line/AUX" to play a tape...accordianman

  • Michael Borelli Feb 21, 2008

    If you do not have "Ant" in and out on the back of your new DVD/VCR set you will not be able to tape programs. The hookup you describe having is incorrect...accordianman



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