I am having the this identical problem with my memorex vcr also.
I cannot get either vcrs to tune in to my daytron tv. I purchased both vcrs used and in good shape.
I have tried both channels #s 3 & 4 on the tv. The tv works fine.
I have the vcr and tv manuals but nothing seems to work.
The remote has good batteries in it and the cables are in good shape and tight on the connections.
I do not get any connection at all when the remote scans the tv for the signal.
In addition I have also tried a universal remote. Still won't work.
Amy ideas would be appreciated.
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VCR may not be tuned to the right channel. If you are using your VCR for the tuner then your tv is set to channel 3. Check your cabling again as well. From the wall to the VCR. From the VCR to the TV. You also need to make sure that you programmed the VCR for all of the channels. Just like you would for a TV.
Cable from Programming source to TV. Tv OUTPUT cables to VCR INPUT. You will need to check the VCR Manual if you still have it. retrevo.com doesn't have your model listed since it's classified as obsolete, even though many people still have VCR only units.
You have to set your recording channels on the TV to match the switches on the VCR. May have to do it by menus, remotes or both and or just switches on the back of your units.
The solution was both simple and elementary - why didn't I remember it sooner? The TV needed to be 'tuned' to the video just as it needed to be tuned for each TV channel. I selected channel 12 on the TV, went into the tuning mode on the TV and with the video playing, cycled through the TV tuning process until, Voila, there was the video showing on the TV.
Make sure your VCR is on channel 3 or try channel 4. Also, make sure your VCR is set to VIDEO or VCR and not TV.
A better way to do this is to connect the cable box to the VCR using the composite cable (yellow/red/white) cable. Then, connecting the cable box to your TV with component cable (red/greenblue) cables. This will only work if your TV has component in. If not, then connect the VCR out composite (yellow/red/white) to the TV. Or use the coax cable from the cable box labeled TV/VCR right to your TV. Make sure your VCR is set on LINE1 or LINE.
do you have cable? if yes both tv and vcr should be on ch #3 (to record).......ok no cable you are already set up look at tv right....just need to record..you need your vcr remote.....turn on vcr...press the menu...go to ch settings..auto scan will look for and lock in your channels...also make sure the air/cable selection is on air (unless connected to cable)....hope this helpful....feel free to rate
The typical hookup is cable/satellite box output to VCR antenna/RF input, then VCR antenna/RF output to television input. Since you are able to watch pre-recorded tapes, the latter is already correct. There are other ways to connect, using the audio/video outputs of VCR to audio/video inputs of the TV. Older or low end TV sets may not have these connections.
If by chance you are using an outdoor antenna (not cable or satellite) then the antenna connects to VCR antenna/RF input and VCR output as above. You will also need to program the VCR into the stations- most late VCRs will scan for active channels, and program themselves to those channels.
I'm not sure of the capabilities of newer cable & sat boxes, but generally, you had to tune that box to the channel you wanted to record. The VCR is set to channel 3 or 4 depending on the output of the cable box.
Lastly, most VCRs of the last 10+ years require the remote to setup advanced functions, such as timed record, date & channel setup functions. The buttons on the VCR itself only do very basic functions, Stop/Play/Rewind/F-forward/Eject etc.
If you don't have the orig. remote, some universal remotes may be able to do advanced programming functions.
First, check in the VCR setup and see if it set for cable or off-air/broadcast/antenna (not always named the same). If it is set for off-air... then it won't tune cable channels beyond 13. It must be set for cable mode in order to tune those upper channels (mid-band, superband etc.).
I assume you have the VCR hooked up correctly- cable into VCR antenna/RF input, VCR RF/to TV output to the RF/Ant input of the TV.