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Bought two insignia converters. Connected antenna up as described on your web site that answered the question "Will I be able to use my existing VCR with a converter box for timed recordings. The answer was yes and as follows: (1) The IN-PUT of the VCR must be connected to the OUT PUT of the DTV converter box. (2) The tuner in the DTV converter will need to be set to the desired channel prior to the start of each recording period programed with the VCR. I did that and as soon as I turned the VCR power on with the VCR remote it knock out the TV picture and I could not program a timed or immediate recording with the VCR remote. What is the answer

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Set the recorder to the same channel out put as the converter box

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