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Recording i want to record a tv show while i am out what channel do i set the vcr to and what do i set the tv to the channel i want to record is 15

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You should set the VCR to the channel which you want to record. It doesn't matter what channel the TV is on. In your case, just turn off the TV.

I making assumptions about your setup. If you can turn on your VCR and TV and watch the channel that you will be recording, then just turn your TV off, and you should be good.

Only caveat, some VCRs must be turned off while waiting for the recording timer to activate (presumably, so as not to interfere with someone actively watching a program).

Posted on May 19, 2008

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Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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SOURCE: i cant record tv through my vcr.

set the vcr up so that you change the chanels through the vcr,,,check the vcr setup menu

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SOURCE: VCR doesn't record since Comcast installed digital box

Try this..Run cable line into VCR in, cable from VCR out to box, then cable from box to TV..this might work...I have done this for YEARS and it is never failed. You can then watch and record 2 things at once.

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