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Can't tape tv program on VCR while watching another show on digital cable.

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  • ssoss Jul 20, 2008

    It is wired from the splitter to the VCR and the AB switch and the cable box with a coax cable per instructions from the cable company (Comcast). Thanks.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Does the AB switch toggle between the cable box?



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Are you trying to record the show using the cable tuner box or do you have another coax line plugged into the VCR?

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If you set it up right per Comcast instructions:

Your VCR will record a show off of its built in tuner while you are watching another show from the cable box.

Make sure that the AB switch is set into the correct position and that you are only recording a show that that isn't digital. I believe you can only record shows up to channel 150 off the VCR tuner. Anything higher than that won't work.

If your Comcast Cable Tuner has two AV outputs in the back of it, you can skip the AB switch altogether and plug the one of the cable tuner output lines into the back of the VCR input lines. That way it can record that show you are watching on the cable tuner at that same time.


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