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Converter box/VCR programming problem

Posted by dlg421 (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 08 at 11:58

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?

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RE: Converter box/VCR programming problem

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.

RE: Converter box/VCR programming problem


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

RE: Converter box/VCR programming problem

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.

RE: Converter box/VCR programming problem .

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.

RE: Converter box/VCR programming problem

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!

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