Question about Zenith VR4257HF VCR
During playback, my vcr's video signal fails to switch over thus continuing to display what is on my tuner. However, the audio DOES switch over like it's supposed to. Is this a common problem? The VCR is getting some age, but I hardly use it because I mostly deal with DVD's these days. I'm hoping that the circuitry responsible for playback video switching is in the form of a bad connection or easy-to-replace components and is not part of a static-sensetive and expensive IC. If simple, I see no reason to buy a new vcr being that no new machine can compare to this one. I'm also expecting to transfer any irreplacable must haves in my VHS collection to DVD/Blu-Ray within a couple years. And since I've hardly used this machine, a fix should buy me the time I need until I phase out my VHS. I'd appreciate it if someone can help me. J
Depends on what you have for digital cable, but assuming you have a connection for that, you don't need to worry about the other inputs, just find the on-screen menu page that selects the proper input.
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
SOURCE: dubbing from vcr to vcr
Connect with RCA cable to RCA jacks\plugs::
output [player] audio to INPUT [recorder]
OUTPUT [player] Video to INPUT [recorder]
Place blank tape in RECORDER, Tape that you want to record from into PLAYER.Press Record [recorder machine], wait one second, press PAUSE.( thats to give record tape "breathing" space.) Set up your player tape to start playing. When you know what you want to record, press PAUSE again to begining recording. Press PAUSE after the recorded section to install 2nd tape, etc. etc.
NOTE:: some VCRs use PAUSE 2nd time to release and continue recording, while some machines you must press RECORD button again to release PAUSE. you must expirement before begining your project.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
Sounds like the video heads are worn and time to replace them. You can try Asti Magnetics. The part number you are looking for is "378". Sells for $55 plus shipping. A bit cheaper but quality parts. I've dealt with them in the past. You can decide if the VCR is worth it to repair.
Posted on May 04, 2009
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