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Mon, Jan. 19th, 2009 03:56 pm
roar!

I'm home from work and I'm having a temper tantrum. I can't record with my dvd\vcr player! I have two actually, one is staying here when I move. One is a Toshiba and the other is a Panasonic. I've tried recording with both devices and I can't! I've tried both VCR tapes and DVD-Rs. I put it in and I press record after setting it to DVD or VHS mode. It "records" but since I'm doing a test run, I stop it (usually the VHS)...and play it back. It's all black! I really don't know what to do and their FAQs on their websites don't help me. I want to record the inauguration! I wouldn't panic as much if I knew I could get it online but I don't know if I can get it online. If I could, I'd want to download the entire inauguration (swearing in, parade, speech, ect) and then burn it to a dvd.

Can anybody help me with my DVD player woes? :{

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I called DirectTV and they helped me but it didn't matter, I still can't get a picture. *seethes*

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z3nyatta
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Tue, Jan. 20th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)

okay let me think about what I did when I set mine up last year...If these seem really obvious don't take it personally, I'm just going to write everything I can think of and even if you already did it might make you think of the right thing...

1) my vcr has a switch in the back that lets you switch from cable to something to something else and i had it on the wrong one. Is there some kind of switch referring to like "cable 1" or something on yours?

2) how is the vcr hooked into your cable? Are the input and output correct? the vcr should be connected to the wall as the input and the tv as the output (pretty sure anyways)

3) is the tape youre using a good tape? I'm guessing it is.

4) Do you have a cable box? I guess not if you have direct tv but last year we had a cable box and since I didn't know how to hook the vcr up with the cable box connected anytime we wanted to tape something we had to unhook the cable box and tape off of basic cable.

5) when you record something, does the channel you tried to record become channel 03? I don't know if it works like this with satellite... have you tried hitting the tv/vcr button on the remote?

I have no other rambling thoughts on this...I hope you get it to work though! Good luck!


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