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How to hook up a vcr and a dvd recorder to a digital converter box. Can I get them both to work?

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  • Barbis Jun 13, 2008

    vcr won`t record hooked to converter box.it will only play the vcr tape . picture is great the only other problem is remote on and off doesn`t control the box. must turn off and on with tv`s remote using both of the remote at the same time . 85 year old doen`t like change .

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I assume you mean a Digital Reciever. If so, and the Digital box has two scarts, connect as follows:- Connect the VCR scart to the "Input" scart of the DVD, the output scart of this to the "VCR" scart on the Digi-box, and the "TV" scart of this to the T.V. You need BOTH switched on. On the T.V. select to view the scart that the box is on and on the DVD select to view "Scart Input". You will now be viewing the VHS. When you want to view the DVD just change the selection.

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