VCR Tuner for Cable Channels

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  1. Bob Elliott

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    I am looking for a VCR for my dad. He wants to be able to record stations he gets on cable. The problem is all the VCRs I have seen only go up to station 125. He wants to record channels like 270 and 415. Is there a VCR that will do that or another piece of equipment or way around this problem?

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    Bob Elliott
     
  2. Bill Will

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    Most of the cable boxes with the higher channels have Audio/Video outputs on them. So the easiest way to record these channels is to run the Audio/Video Outputs on the box to the VCR's Audio/Video Inputs. Then to record these channels all you have to do is set the VCR to record from the Audio/Video Inputs. If by chance his tv has Audio/Video Outputs then you can run them to the VCR's Inputs instead of the cable boxes outputs & the same thing applies to recording set the VCR to record from the Inputs. On most VCR's you can even do timer recordings using the VCR's Inputs because all you have to do is enter the "INPUT'S" instead of a channel number (How you enter to record from the inputs on many VCR's is different so you'll have to check his VCR's owners manual on how to do it but most of them you just push the VCR's "INPUT" Button) but you'll have to leave the Cable Box or TV "ON" depending on which method you used. Hope this helps you out.
     
  3. Bob Elliott

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    What if I want to record one channel and watch another?
     
  4. Bill Will

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    If you really need to record something & watch something else, you could use a 2-way splitter before the cable box & run one line from the splitter to the cable box & the other line from the splitter to the TV. That way you could record anything on the VCR but you will only be able to watch channels 2-125 on the TV while the VCR was recording. If you wanted to be able to watch the higher channels while recording on the VCR the only way around it is to rent or buy another cable box. If you talk to you cable company they can tell you exactly how to set things up.
     

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