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HOW TO CONNECT VCR TO DIGITAL CABLE BOX TO HDTV

Most digital cable boxes have the yellow, white and red analog outputs on the rear panel. These are available for older analog TV sets but you can also connect them to your VCR. Even if the digital cable box has only the HDMI output, you can still connect to a VCR to record cable TV shows and view on your TV. You just have to get a converter or switch which outputs RCA or HDMI.

Cables needed for hookup:

RCA cables (yellow and white/red) can be bought at any electronics store or online. Cost should be about $7.00 or less.


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HDTVs often use a hybrid video input which accepts either yellow video or the green (Y) cable video portion of the component video. So if you wanted to connect the VCR to HDTV using RCA cables, connect the yellow video cable to the yellow/green input on the TV and the white and red audio cables to the white and red audio inputs on the TV. The disadvantage here is you cannot use a component video connection to the TV once the yellow cable is connected. Of course HDMI could be used instead of component video.




Switch the TV source to the AV input so the VCR is viewed on the TV. Use the TV remote control.







VCR and HDTV connections:

A VCR cannot record in high definition, only analog standard definition. If you have a cable TV or satellite TV receiver box and the box outputs standard definition over a yellow RCA composite video and white and red RCA audio ports, then you can record to the VCR. You can even record a high definition TV show but only in the standard definition conversion available through the yellow video and white/red audio outputs. 


  





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You can record the current cable box channel to the VCR. Select the Line input
on the VCR.

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