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I can't get the VCR mode off the TV screen in order to watch TV.

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Try looking for either "source" button on the remote or ""input" choice. also you can try using the channel changing buttons, sometimes you can get out of vcr mode by just going up or down on the channel selector

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SOURCE: "Line In" mode (on both TV & VCR) -- (Please help) "Get (them) Back to "Normal"!"

it sounds like you need to get a universal remote that has an av setting on it usuall this is 0 or an av button this shoud toggle between these modes sorry couldnt be any more help

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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