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Funky recording problem

VCR plays tapes just fine and receives a perfectly clear picture from the DVR, but when we try to record the signal, the picture slowly pulsates from normal to oversaturated - almost like copy guard.

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  • 14oct1066 Jul 04, 2008

    Thanks for responding. No, nothing has changed from when it last recorded successfully from the DVR. No new or newly-located equipment. I cleaned the heads (first thing I tried) and it did no good. But here's the really weird thing: I swapped it with our bedroom (JVC) VCR. Now that it's in the bedroom, the Panasonic records just fine, and the JVC records just fine in the living room (attached to the DVR). So, normaly I'd say problem solved, except that the JVC unit is mono and the Panasonic is stereo, so we'd prefer to have the Panasonic in the living room. I'm mystified.

  • 14oct1066 Jul 04, 2008

    Your question about rf interference got me wondering about cable routes. One of the signal a/v cables had gotten tangled with power supply cables. (They're pretty good a/v cables, but I guess the shielding wasn't quite sufficient.) I re-routed and ... PROBLEM SOLVED. Thanks!

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Do you have any computers or any appliances that may be causing an rf signal near your VCR?



    Have you cleaned your tape heads lately?



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I take it youre recording using AV cables and not coax?

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