New VCR or DVD/VCR proper installin

February 10, 2009 at 03:27:25
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My grandmother wants me to find her just a regular old VCR unit. She is trying to tell me that her flat panel TV & her DVD/VCR combo need another part to record anything on the VCR. I'm sure she just didn't hook it up right & the guy that she hired to try to hook it up right was just trying to get more money out of her by saying she needed another part in order to record anything. She lives in Florida & I live in CT so I can't physically help her with the hook up. The other problem is that my grandmother doesn't like buying used stuff & I have looked everywhere but can not find a new VCR anywhere. Can you either point me in the right direction to get a new VCR or give me extremely easy instructions that I can give her to help her to be able to record from her DVD/VCR combo? I could understand if she had an older TV that she might need something to make the DVD/VCR combo work but like I said, she has a new flat panel TV. She is old & can be very stuburn when she gets an idea stuck in her head. Any & all help would be greatly appreciated.

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February 10, 2009 at 15:06:48
Depending on how she views. Either just a connecting cable or a A/B switch. Depends upon the connection of the DVD/VTR and the TV I'm assuming that both are digital TV ready.

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February 10, 2009 at 18:20:24
There are no more "new" VCRs, there are still "a few" DVD/VCR combos like your grandmother has, but nobody is making or selling VCRs anymore. They've about gone the way of the 8-track.

You would need to provide the specifications (make/model) of your grandmother's DVD/VCR combo and describe what exactly she wants to do with it before anyone on this forum can be any real help (as in providing simple instructions you could pass to your grandmother).

What does having a "new flat screen" TV have to do with recording on a VCR? I have a "new flat screen" TV which is really nice for PLAYING back video from the VCR, but it doesn't make a bit of difference as far as recording to the VCR. The VCR doesn't record one bit better with the new TV than it did with the 25-year old TV that was replaced. Your grandmothers new TV doesn't do anything to help her record to her VCR.

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February 11, 2009 at 07:48:01
Thank you very much for your replies. These are the exact same things that I've been trying to tell my grandmother. The sad thing is that she is just 1 of those people that once she gets a stupid idea in her head no matter what she will never admit that she is wrong. You might get a glimmer of hope that you know she knows that she's wrong but she will never admit out loud that she has ever been wrong about anything. I guess that I will just have to tell her that she needs to find a better person to help her hook up the DVD/VCR combo that she has instead of trying to use the guy that told her she needs to buy a separate part for it to work or she will need to put up with getting a used or refurb VCR recorder. It's just hard for me to help her with her in Flor. & me in CT. If you happen to come across a great deal on a refurb VCR recorder please let me know.

Again, thank you for at least trying to help me out.

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