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recording on my VCR

Contributor 35Wood
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Registered: ‎04-05-2011
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I can view a taped program from my VCR to my TV, but can not record a program coming in from the FIOS box. I've hooked up the FIOS box to the VCR and then the VCR to the TV, but I can't record a program. How do I record a program with my VCR? Hope someone has the answer.

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Silver Contributor V
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Registered: ‎10-26-2008
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There are 2 or 3 ways to record from the STB. Some STB's have an RF output that can be connected to the VCR, and you can then record on Channel 3 or 4.  Not all STB's have RF output however.


All STB's have composite Video, and S-Video video available. You can connect either to an Aux input on your VCR. The Audio then has to be provided by inserting a y-cable into the Left and Right Audio Channels if you aren't using HDMI to your TV. This then allows you to send audio to both the TV and VCR at the same time. The Left and Right audio then need to be connected to the same Aux input you are using on the VCR for video input..


Note that on some VCR's, you must specifically activate the S-VHS input, the default Aux input is composite video.


S-Video will provide the highest quality picture, and RF the lowest.

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