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Can't record with vcr

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by grahalex, Oct 23, 2005.

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  1. grahalex

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    Went to Mother-in-laws today,she has ntl cable tv and says she can't record anything with her vcr now.Had a quick look,ntl is set up on channel 1 on her TV , when cable is turned off there is no signal on any tv station.Tried to record with vcr when cable was turned off and picture is blank, ie nothing recorded.The old tv ariel is not plugged in.How can she record programs ?
     
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    The NTL box should have 2 scart sockets - 1 marked TV and the other VCR (or similar as I don't have cable so can't check!). The TV scart should go to the TV and therefore you wont need to set a TV channel to watch it. The VCR scart should go to a scart on the VCR and the VCR input set to AV-1 or AV-2, depending on the scart socket used, to record the NTL channels. VCR should also be connected to TV via scart so you can watch the recordings. The VCR should then be tuned in to the analogue channels 1-5 that are also sent down the NTL cable, so you can record these and watch another NTL channel.

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    So does the ntl box need to be switched on to record to vcr ?
    on the back of the video, where the outside aerial should plug in, there is a white splitter plug coming from the ntl box,can the outside aerial go into this ?
     
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    Been back to MIL 's, put programe on vcr to line 3 and was able to record from it.But how can I set it up so that she can watch one channel and record another ?
     
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    You can't! :mad:
    The NTL STB only has a single tuner in it so you can only record and watch the same channel.

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