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Recording from dvr to vhs

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When recording from dvr to vhs , tape records in black and white. Doesn't happen w/dvd.

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  • wicked1woman Jun 02, 2008

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  • wicked1woman Jun 02, 2008

    same problem. dvd-r (vr mode) and dvd-r (video mode) both dub to vhs in black and white only!

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