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Taping to a VCR post converter hook-up

I just hooked up a new Insignia Converter box. I have rabbit ears connected to box -- box to VCR/DVD -- VCR/DVD to televison. When the VCR is turned off, I get an okay picture on the TV; if the VCR is turned on, the only way I can get a picture is with the VCR tuned to channel 3 (as well as the TV). Changing the channel on the VCR results in no picture on the TV. How can I tape a program? Is it possible to tape one show while watching another as in the "good ole days" pre-converter?

If VCRs will no longer work for recording programs, is there/will there be any other way to record TV programs (bar getting satellite or cable with DVR service)?

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  • hutchharold Jun 20, 2008

    I connected the antenna to the VCR, the VCR to the Converter box and the Converter box to the TV. If the VCR is turned off, the TV works great. Good pic, etc. If the VCR is turned on, no picture, displays "no signal".



    I have been told I should be able to record what channel the converter is set to but HOW?

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    i've tried several ways to record a program on a vcr tape and no luck. i just get snow. it seems to me the problem lies in the fact that both the box and the vcr use channel 3 to work. if you set up the vcr for a future taping and turn it off, then turn the box on, the box is then using channel 3. Thus when the vcr turns itself on at the appropriate time it, too, will use channel 3. didn't any of these brainy geeks ever think about this? I guess not--so what do we mortals do?

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    How do I tape a TV show with my VCR now that I've installed a converter box?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have hooked up the sound bar with the optical cable, now when watching a recorded show and skipping the commercials, once in a while the audio will sound like a stuck record and keep repeating a few words over and over until I shut the TV, down and restart. This never happened before the sound bar was installed.

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Cant you just turn the channel on your DCB and then record on the vcr?

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