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Digital to analog converter box to tv/vcr combo

How to hook up a digital to analog converter box to a tv/vcr combo so can still record.

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  • zurnmom1 Apr 13, 2008

    I have a 40 foot tower anntenna-how can I still use it when analog stops?

  • ferocious Sep 08, 2008

    how do you hook-up c converter box to a TV/VCR combo TV

  • Bonnie Lind Dec 01, 2008

    I cannot record on my VCR since installing the converter box. I followed the illustration for the hookup that came with the converter and I have tried various combinations of the switching Ch 3 and 4. The VCR is not using the converter box when recording. Help!

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have hooked up the converter as described and still have the same issue. If the signal is digital signal getting to the TV/VCR combo and I am recording ch3 input, I do not understand why it can't record

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You will need a splitter and an rf modulator to do timed recording of programs. The instructions are on the dtv answers website, option # 2, record and watch a different channel. The recording is for the analog stations 1-24. You cannot record the higher stations. The items I purchased were a 3 way splitter $7 at local hardware store, an rf modulator $25 at Radio Shack. The other option was to get a cable box for the tv and record off of that at $6.95 a month or a DVR for $8.99 per month, all from comcast. The price that I paid for the items I needed would be repaid in 3 months if I were to go the comcast route. The conversion is nothing more than a money making scheme for them.

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You can record if you set it up the way yalmer said. You just can't do preset recordings anymore. You have to be at the tv and hit record when the show you want starts.

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You need to put the antenna to the input on the digital box and put the output from the digital box to your tv/vcr combo(rf out).
If you have sound and picture component inputs(monitor inputs) on your tv, then you go from them on the digital box to the tv(red,white,yellow).

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This is the only way it will work but you will have many limitations such as using the programming features of your VCR.

The boxes are fine if you want to play prerecorded DVDs or tapes. If you want to record tapes you have to leave the box on and have it set to the station you want to record.

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