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Dvd Recorder model RDR-GX355

I can't get my recorder to record from my vcr recorder by hooking it up the way the manual says to.

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May i know the model and the make of the product in details so that it can help me resolving the issue is a more prompt manner

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  • Maanita Chadha
    Maanita Chadha May 04, 2008

    Please tell me how are you actually trying to connect the recorder to the vcr

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    Maanita Chadha May 04, 2008

    Here is an easy, quick hook-up guide for connecting your Cable and VCR
    or DVD recorder to a TV that has a single tuner Picture-In-Picture
    function (provided you don't have cable box or satellite receiver)

    1. Plug the cable or antenna leads into a two way signal splitter.

    2. Connect one cable from the splitter to the TV's RF or Antenna Input.

    3. Connect the other cable from the splitter to the VCR or DVD Recorder's RF or Cable input.

    4. Connect
      the VCR or DVD recorder's AV line outputs to the TV's AV line inputs.
      In the case of a DVD recorder, use the Component (Red - Green - Blue)
      video connections if your TV has them.

  • Maanita Chadha
    Maanita Chadha May 04, 2008

    1. Turn on the TV.

    2. Turn on the VCR or DVD Recorder.

    3. Tune the TV to a station.

    4. Tune the VCR or DVD recorder to a Station or put a tape or DVD in and press Play.

    5. Activate the TV's PIP function and switch the PIP source to Video 1, Video 2, or Line-in.

    6. You
      will see that the main picture is from the TV's internal tuner and the
      small inset picture is from the VCR tuner or tape, or DVD recorder
      tuner or DVD disc.

    7. Push the SWAP (or exchange) function.

    8. You will notice that the pictures have exchanged places and the main picture is now from the VCR or DVD Recorder.

    9. Repeat steps 7 through 12 to get familiar with this function.


    1. This setup is for either a DVD recorder or VCR
      with a Television (either Analog or HDTV) with single tuner PIP. If you
      have both a DVD Recorder and a VCR connected to your Television, and
      your Television has both Video 1 and Video 2 inputs, connect the VCR to
      one set and the DVD recorder to the other set. You can then access PIP
      from either Video 1 or Video 2, in conjunction with your TV's tuner.

    2. The VCR or DVD recorder must be on in order to use the PIP function in a single Tuner PIP set.

    3. This setup must be done differently if you have a cable, satellite box, or a dual-tuner PIP set.

    4. Make
      sure your cables are long enough, and that they are of the proper type.
      Make you have have audio and video cables connected.

    5. If your
      DVD recorder and/or VCR is connected to through a Home Theater Receiver
      first, and you use the Home Theater Receiver's Monitor output to supply
      video to your Television, you can access the PIP function through the
      input that the Home Theater Receiver's monitor output is connected to.

    What You Need:

    • Television with single tuner PIP function

    • VCR or DVD recorder

    • Cable splitter

    • RF coaxial cables

    • Video cables (composite, S-Video, or Component)

    • Audio Cables



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