How to watch TV through VCR?

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  1. todd<>C

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    My TV does not have outputs and I want to be able to watch cable tv in surround sound. I am currently trying to run it through the vcr, but i am not getting any picture or sound when i switch it on the vcr to watch cable through it. is it possible to do this?
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

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    How do you have things connected? I have a TV hooked up through the VCR, and get sound to the stereo as follows:

    Cable into the VCR, then Cable out from the VCR to the cable IN on the TV. Then I run the audio outputs from the VCR to the stereo, and use the VCR as the TV tuner to change channels. You may need to hit a TV/VCR button or some such to get the VCR to take control, so to speak.
     
  3. todd<>C

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    thanks. i figured out what it was. i forgot to set the channel memory in the vcr after it was unplugged for an hour.
     
  4. Ed Moxley

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    it is a stereo vcr..........right? [​IMG]
     
  5. John S

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    Yes, the VCR has to be Hifi Stereo to provide surround sound.
     
  6. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    You’ll have to keep in mind that very little TV programming has true surround sound. The best you usually get is surround sound for the music track, and occasionally some L-R panning of the action. Action pans from front to back are virtually non-existant. However, you can expect better envelopment from broadcasts of theatrical movies.

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