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    Using old analog VCR


    This is a discussion on Using old analog VCR within the Converter Boxes and ATSC Tuners forums, part of the Over-the-Air (Antenna TV) category.

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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.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bmar45 View Post
      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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyup4christ View Post
    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.
    not true

    http://www.dtvusaforum.com/converter...ghlight=record

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    so now what, we need new vcr's with digital tuners??

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    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

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    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??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ydelle View Post
    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.

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    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.

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