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I put the wall cable to the vcr and the cable to the tv to the vcr, and i put the vcr on channel 3 and want to record channel 31, it records channel 3

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  • santa cruz Aug 01, 2008

    it did not work for me it. I already put the vcr on channel 31

  • santa cruz Aug 10, 2008

    I could record if only I push the record. I allready set up program channel. I put the time so it can start recording it wont.and the tv is off and the vcr is on. i also put the red yellow outputs this did not work for me. i want it to record on its own when I put the time. Memorex MVR 20401-F

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You state here you put the vcr on chanel 3 but you want to record 31. put the vcr on chanel 31 to record

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

  • darcy hicks Aug 03, 2008

    Did you get it solved yet?

    you call it a vcr but this is posted in dvd section?

    did you go through the set up and program the chanels?

    Can you give me a make and model number?

    Please everyone including a make and model number could in most cases enable us to help you much faster

    the cable output on dvd recorders is only a feed through, and you will need to connect to the yellow red and white outputs of a dvd to tv.

    I hope this is helpful

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