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Re: Problems hooking up a VCRplayer
Hello..try to turn on the test signal generator switch it is marked test at rear of vcr...and chose av¨rf channel on your tv i.e the 0 or 9 channel than search for the vcr and memorize on tv...alt you can playback a tape ..pre-recorded without the test signal and make the search...alt 2...use a direct av-cable between vcr and tv..which is best and put tv in av mode...good luck...Ron
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Make sure your VCR is on channel 3 or try channel 4. Also, make sure your VCR is set to VIDEO or VCR and not TV.
A better way to do this is to connect the cable box to the VCR using the composite cable (yellow/red/white) cable. Then, connecting the cable box to your TV with component cable (red/greenblue) cables. This will only work if your TV has component in. If not, then connect the VCR out composite (yellow/red/white) to the TV. Or use the coax cable from the cable box labeled TV/VCR right to your TV. Make sure your VCR is set on LINE1 or LINE.
I would strongly suggest connecting a plain, coaxial cable wire from your sat box to the the ANT IN of the VCR. then use another coaxial to run from the ANT OUT of the VCR to the TV. Then you can change your TV to channel 3 or 4 as appropriate.
If you have a newer digital satellite receiver, this setup may not work. In that case, use two sets of red/white/yellow cables - 1 set will run from the out of the satellite receiver to the audio, video IN of the VCR. The second set will run from the audio and video OUT of the VCR to your TV. Then change your television to Aux 1, aux2 or whatever channel that corresponds to the red/white yellow.
Check to make sure the cables on the VCR are hooked up correctly. If the in and out are reversed, this might cause your problem. Hopefully it's as simple as that. if not leave a comment and I'll get back to you.
there a a bunch of different ways. 1) if you don't have a cable box hooked up to this tv,plug the main cable wire into the vcr input then the vcr outout to the tv.2) if you do have a cable box, plug the main cable into the cable box input, then the output to the vcr input, then the vcr output to the tv. put both the tv & vcr on channel 3 for this connection. [ you must have the vcr on channel 3 to record from the cable box!] 3) if you have aux line/video or source inputs on the back of your tv,you can hook up rca cables [ red, white,& yellow ] from the rca outputs on the vcr to the tv inputs.
hope this helps
Please explain what you mean by "tuning in." Are you referring to hooking up to your Television, or to a cable/satellite box? Or can you not see video when you play a VCR.
Check your hookup cabling. With a cable or satellite system, the VCR normally is hooked between the cable/sat receiver box and the TV. Cable box RF output to VCR RF input, VCR RF output to TV RF input.
There are other possibilities when your TV has video or line inputs.
You may have a connection problem, particularly check the cable which goes from VCR output to TV input.
The RF signal is carried on the center conductor of the coax cable. If you look at the end of the coax, you will see this center wire. If this wire is substantially recessed (too short) or bent over, then it might not make contact with the connection of the VCR tuner out or TV in. Try a different interconnection cable. If problems still remain with this substitute cable, when you have things all hooked up, try moving the cabling from side to side, and see if the picture quality changes substantially.
Another possibility is the tuner in the VCR is defective. If so, repair is not economical- replace the VCR.