Need help recoding programs to my VCR
KJH278
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How come every time I try to record a program from my DVR to my VCR I  get  a black screen, I  have the QIP 7200 series DVR
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KJH278
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My  friend came over today he got it hooked up and  now I am able to record from my DVR to my VCR,I am so  happy that he got it hooked  up that I;m going to buy him dinner sometime this week
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TVee
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Can you time-record?  or do you have to have your tv(or dvr) set to the station you want to record in real time?

Or are you just copying programming that you have already recorded on your dvr TO your vcr ?

Message Edited by TVee on 05-04-2009 12:12 PM
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Pstreicher
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Unplug the HDMI cable if you have HD DVR or you won't get any signal out the composite (Yellow, Red and White) cables.

I was told this by technical support and it worked after an hour of frustration trying everything I could think of. Hope this helps.

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KJH278
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what about the DVR  box where do the plugs go
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Keyboards
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@KJH278 wrote:
what about the DVR  box where do the plugs go

Yellow to VIDEO OUT,  Red to AUDIO OUT RIGHT,  White to AUDIO OUT LEFT.  The inner ring of each jack on the DVR matches the color of the plug (as I said in an earlier post).  Try looking in the manual for the DVR - it shows these connections. 

If that is too complicated for you maybe you need to call and pay the Geek Squad or someone to do this for you.

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KJH278
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I hooked up  it the the  way Keyboards todl me and it did;nt work
Message Edited by KJH278 on 05-01-2009 09:22 PM
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KJH278
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How  come  Keyboards set is not working for me
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KJH278
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my dvdr  did not come with a yellow  cord, it came with 2 white one and a red one and if I take them out I get now sound
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KJH278
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I'm still getting snow when try to tape a program from my  DVR ,if I every thing  all conected the right way will it  play back the snow iI recorded or will it thape the program that I taped

I have 6 plugs altogether 2, red,2,yellow, 2 whitle to I need to use all of them

The 6 plugs did come with my DVR player

Message Edited by KJH278 on 04-26-2009 10:33 PM
Message Edited by KJH278 on 04-26-2009 10:39 PM
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TVee
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jumping into this thread to ask a [dumb?] question.   It seems most of these posts refer to recording from a DVR to a vcr (or dvd recorder).  My question is:

Is it not possible to record FROM a hi def set top box (that is NOT a dvr) TO a vcr/dvd recorder/combo ?  And if so... how?   My recorder is a newer model that is upconverting and has a built in tuner.   But I was not able to get it to work no matter what I tried (though frankly, I think I was trying to go from STB through VCR to TV).  

Side question, is timed recording possible, or are we back to the 20th century where you need to watch and record at the same time ??

I am so frustrated, that I put my new vcr/dvd combo right back into the box.

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CSimpson
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Could you possibly post what brand/make/model of your TV, VCR, and which DVR you have?
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KJH278
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TV- Sony

VCR/DVD- Sony  SLV-D300P

DVR- QIP7200

Message Edited by KJH278 on 04-27-2009 03:51 PM
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Keyboards
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In response to your question in the duplicate closed post Geek Squad is found at Best Buy stores - they are techs for hire.
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KJH278
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1. how much does the  Geek Squard  charge

2. Can they come to my home

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CapnTrips
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{please keep your posts courteous} 

Message Edited by KaLin on 05-04-2009 12:03 AM
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Techman28
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ok guys use this emulator to help walk yourself in hooking up your vcr to record

http://ceaconnectionsguide.com/

Message Edited by Techman28 on 05-01-2009 02:22 PM
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KJH278
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Where would I plug in the red,yellow and  white plugs  when I connect to to my VCR, linein or line out
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DzWR
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Line in -- think of it as the signal is going INTO your vcr...then OUT of your vcr to the tv.  Thats how I always think about that stuff.
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Keyboards
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@Pstreicher wrote:

Unplug the HDMI cable if you have HD DVR or you won't get any signal out the composite (Yellow, Red and White) cables.

I was told this by technical support and it worked after an hour of frustration trying everything I could think of. Hope this helps.


Absolutely not true!!!  I have the HDMI to my TV and the composite to my VCR and both are active (and so would the S-Video be as well).  All outputs are active simultaneously. I can view the DVR content (although letterboxed) and record trhough the VCR with no problems

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Keyboards
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How are you connected from the DVR to the VCR?  You need to connect either the composite (yellow, red, white RCA jacks) or the S-Video (if supported on your VCR) with the red and white RCA for audio with the VCR set for LINE INPUT.  You can only record what you are actively watching with your DVR unless your VCR has a QAM tuner and then you could record the channels that are in clear QAM (local SD, local digital/HD, music, and PEG channels - no national channels like USA, ESPN, Sci-Fi, etc.).
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