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Just bought a Toshiba recorder, can I use my VCR recorder as a tuner, if yes, what cable do I need to install it ?

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Yes you can

if you have composite video that would be a good option as opposed to the 75ohm connection

doubt you have component video option in a VCR

composite video is the yellow wire for video and the red and white for audio

75ohm wire is the single wire that screws in that sends both audio and video

component video is red, green ,blue wires for video and red white for audio

hope this helps if you have other question or need more help let me know and i will try to help you out

good luck

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This was my original reply until I saw the light.

So, Hopefully one of these will answer your queerie.

A digital TV picks up the new Digital Transmission and stores it in memory, then supplies the high definition to the input of your TV.
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