Converter box/VCR programming problem

dlg421May 14, 2008

I purchased a converter box and hooked it up to my VCR and TV per the schematic provided with the unit. Everything works fine EXCEPT when I try to program the VCR to tape programs. When doing this, the VCR menu only gives me a few of the many available channels to program in and when I program one of those, the taped output is of very poor quality. I tried having the converter box set to the channel that I want to record, but the same problems still exist. Is this because my VCR is old or is this an inherent problem with using the converter box with a VCR?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You need to put the converter box on the desired channel and your vcr on the converter's output channel, IE either channel 3 or 4.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 6:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


I have that down. Its trying to program multiple programs on different channels at different times that seems to be no longer possible.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2008 at 2:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The converter box only has (1) output, you can only watch OR record (1) channel.

If you want to watch AND record (2) different channels, you'll need (2) converters.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 12:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The VCR must be set to channel (3) OR (4) and remain there...

The VCR can still be programmed to record at a certain TIME, but the VCR can't be programmed to change channels on the converter box.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 12:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Ok I got everything so far about the tuner and all, but how do I set my vcr to the converters output channel, channel 3 or 4? Humor me please, I go into my Vcr's program and choose the date and time to tape and when it comes to channel I put 3 or 4? Or is this something that is already set up? Confused here, Please help!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 8:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Where to buy cassettes for music
We still play cassettes in two of our old cars. I need...
50" dlp tv
Here is a picture of the whole part...
aspect ratio
We have 2009 insignia LCD. Am using Comcast mini hd...
cheap tv
got a nice working fully functional 32" lcd yesterday...
OTA, I'm Back
I got rid of cable and now am using a converterbox...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™