Using old analog VCR
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I purchased a Zinwell ZAT-970A converter box. I can receive the digital signal if I'm just watching TV. But when I try to record a program on the VCR, the only thing I can record is an analog program. When a test was recently done (in the Chicago area), I could not record anything on the VCR. What am I doing wrong.
Nothing the VCR cannot see the digital signal as it has a analog tuner the only way around it is to buy a vcr with a digital tuner.
Originally Posted by bmar45
so now what, we need new vcr's with digital tuners??
No, you'll need to connect the VCR to the converter box like shown in the video. Check out this link also for connecting a VCR to converter box: Setting Up Your Digital-to-Analog Converter Box With a VCR
I have an rca digital tuner 20'" tv and want to use my analog vcr do I still m=need a converter box. Do I set it up the same way even though my tv get a digital signal??
you will need a converter box for the vcr as it will not record digital signals from a digital tuner.
Originally Posted by ydelle
you dont need a new vcr, your old one will work fine.
Watch the video i linked you to. I tried all my vcr's and it worked with all of them and all mine are years old.