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I have an RCA Video Recorder Model # VR340, Serial # 041293114. I have not used the unit for 6 years but it has been in the stereo cabinet in a protected environment. I used the unit yesterday and it seems to work just fine and will play our old tapes - but they only come thru black and white. There is no color. What am I forgetting or missing to have the color movies that we have play in color? I want to use the unit to input a lot of old dance instruction tapes to a computer so they can be converted to DVDs. Thanks for any suggestions you can provide. Ed Marcato edmarcato@bigbend.net 432-371-2562

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SOURCE: External Tuner Device for VCR/DVD player

Just pick up an old used VCR that has a tuner built in. Only the very new ones don't have them (due to the DTV switch coming up in February).

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SOURCE: The tape only plays back in black and white.

normally this would be a tracking error, if you can manually adjust the tracking, this should fix the prob...if there is no way to manually adj the tracking, use a video head cleaner to see if cleaning the heads will help the auto track to function better.

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Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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Hello,
Although I am not versed on your exact camera this suggestion ought to work.
Make sure the VCR connections are correctly made to the units OUT ports of video. I know this is very basic but double check each time you try a new arrangement. If the VCR has a S-VHS and the camera has s S-VHS use only that connection- VCR out to S-VHS on the camera. The camera will default to the correct direction.
Next make sure the camera is switched or dialed to VTR. This is a external physical lever or dial on ninety percent of camcorders. If someone has suggested using the Camera or record position this may be the problem.{ Even if the manual says to use a camera [software] menu selection while in the camera mode, that may be a second way if the first was not followed correctly.]
Again, all the camcorders I have used to pass thru, such as a Sony D-8 for conversion of Hi-8, have required the external selection to VTR as first step. The last suggestion is when this setup is done as described do not have a tape in the camera. That will cause the camera to default to the tape.
Once you have a signal shown on a preview screen that is what you see is what you get.
To summarize : Check connections from VCR out connecting to the camera's in ports. Attention to the color of the plugs also: yellow is usually video nowadays etc.
If you are fortunate to have S-VHS then only the single cord VCR to camera is used.
Make sure camcorder switch selection is to VTR and not Camera.
If you try this arrangement three times and it does not work I would strongly recommend downloading the free version of Nero. I think version .7 is now free if not then version .6 I like it because when you have the preview screen for Make DVD movie selected, there is a drop down menu on the top bar that will recognize what camera you are using. If the exact camera is not given try the others offered.
Once you have a working preview ,the bottom screen contros lighten and your camera is controlled by the VCR like controls for the preview screen. Nero is a simple, get it done program that has worked for me when my Premiere, Sony, Ulead etc. would not recognize the old Sony D8. Most of this is real basic, keep it simple, get done.
Good luck

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: External Tuner Device for VCR/DVD player

You can hook up a converter box to your old VCR. You won't be able to program but you can record. If you want to program you can use one of the newer recorders that doesn't have a tuner and use the old vcr and converter as a tuner.

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