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Tv/vdr/cable box The cable from the wall is connected to the cable box (ant in) then connected to the vcr (ant out on cable box to ant in on vcr) then connected to the tv (ant out on vcr ant in on tv) When the vcr is off the tv/cable work, when turning the vcr on (both tv & vcr set to channel 4) there is no picture only blue screen.

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Your hookup is correct- Your VCR needs to be tuned to channel 3 or 4, to match the cable box.

Also, the VCR channel output needs to be matched to the TV. If VCR menu options are displayed on the TV then this part is right. If not, then set either the VCR or TV to the correct channel.

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First here are the cables you will need.
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1) Tune your VCR to Channel 3 or set your timer to record Channel 3. (The actual channel you are going to be recording is controlled by the Cable Box)

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