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Hi I have a older vcr, model h813u, I cant get the vcr to record off a cable box, I have put both the cable box and tv on 3, and I then put the channel I want to tape on the vcr, it doesnt work. Any suggestions?

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  • cmariel1 Jul 11, 2008

    Hi, thanks. Unfortunately I tried this & is still isnt working, Im wondering if this is because its a older vcr.

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The way to connect them is as follows:
1. Connect the cable from the wall to the cable input on the cable box.
2. Connect the cable box RF output to VCR RF input (VCR must be on channel 3).
3. Connect the RF output from the VCR to the RF input on your TV (TV must be on channel 3).
After all the connections are done, leave the VCR and TV on channel 3 and use the cable box to select the channel you want to record programs from.
Good Luck.

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I had the same problem and found this answer that worked for me. Hope this does the trick for you.

Simple stated, your VCR must be set to channel 3 also. Check it out.

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  1. You must have the VCR tuned to record on channel 3.
  2. You must have the VCR connected to output signal of the DTV converter box. In other words, the converter box must be connected between the antenna and the VCR. So, the likely configuration you would use with a coaxial cable is antenna to DTV converter to VCR to TV.
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