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January 3, 2010 6:07:31 PM

How does one record a tv program on a older vcr/dvd player thgat does not seems to recognize digitakl signals?
January 3, 2010 10:15:59 PM

Do you use a set-top box? Does it have analog outputs? Composite video? Component video? S-Video? Use those to connect to your vcr. If you have a coax output from your STB that may work when connected to your vcr, but only use this as a last resort. It's easy enough to test. The analog outputs (composite/component/s-video) will definitely work, assuming your vcr has these inputs -- it should have at least one of these.
January 16, 2010 2:25:48 PM

Thank you.However the tv is digital.
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January 16, 2010 2:34:30 PM

I wasn't talking about your tv. Read my post again.
January 16, 2010 3:02:05 PM

james kilrain said:
How does one record a tv program on a older vcr/dvd player thgat does not seems to recognize digitakl signals?

Thank you. :hello:  ;) 
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January 16, 2010 4:04:35 PM

If your new TV does not have audio video outputs you will need to buy a digital converter box for the VCR and then split your antenna to feed both the TV and converter box. The converter box connects to the VCR via the antenna or av inputs. If you use the antenna you set the VCR to channel 3 usually. There is a downside in that the VCR will not change the channels on the converter box so your programming flexibility is limited by this. Your VCR should connect to the AV inputs on the TV for playback.
January 20, 2010 12:11:50 AM

Thanks you.Sounds completely logical.
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