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record tv sho on vcr tape

I need some help with getting an older vcr/dvd combo unit to record tv shows.  We are able to play video tapes  and have the picture show on the the tv but we have not been able to record any tv shows to a video  tape since we installed the Comcast RNG110 cable box.   Do we have something connected wrong?  

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Re: record tv sho on vcr tape

You need to hook the cable box output to the VCR input, and to set the VCR to record from that input.

 

If setting a timer recording, program the VCR to record the input that connects it to the cable box, not the channel the program is on. Select the program channel using the cable box remote.

 

You can only record the channel the cable box is set to. You can't record one channel while watching another.

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Re: record tv sho on vcr tape

So how does one watch one channel while recording another channel?  This is the entire reason for having a recorder.   

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Re: record tv sho on vcr tape

VCR's are pretty obsolete technology. To do what you want you really need a DVR, which is what is being used today. 

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lynn59 wrote: So how does one watch one channel while recording another channel? ...

You'd need a second video source, perhaps one of Comcast's free or cheap DTAs. If you still have analog channels you could run the coax line through a splitter and into the VCR to record them, but that's temporary at best. Comcast is removing analog channels as fast as it can and is moving rapidly toward encrypting all digital channels, including Limited Basic.

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