How to Record With a VCR With a Digital Converter Box
Set Up Your VCR and Digital Converter Box with Your TV
- 1). Confirm that your TV, VCR and digital converter box are turned off before you proceed with your cable connections.
- 2). Run one of your coaxial cables from the RF output port, which may be labeled "TV Out," on the back of your digital converter box to the RF input port on the rear panel of your VCR.
- 3). Use your other coaxial cable to connect the RF output port on the rear panel of your VCR to the RF input port on the back of your TV set.
- 4). Connect your TV antenna's coaxial cable to the RF input port, which might be labeled "Ant. In," on the back of your digital converter box.
- 5). Turn on your TV, VCR and digital converter box.
- 6). Tune your TV to channel 3. Tune your VCR to channel 3. Make sure that the channel switch on the back of your VCR is also set to channel 3.
- 7). Press the "Channel Scan" button on your digital converter box's remote control to program your receiver to pick up your local TV channels. If your digital converter box remote does not have a "Channel Scan" button, press the "Menu" button to open your converter box's menu options. Use the arrow keys on your remote to locate and highlight the "Channel Scan" option. Press the "Select" key -- which may be labeled "OK," "Enter" or something similar -- on your converter box remote to initiate the channel scan.
Record to VCR
- 1). Set the channel on your digital converter box to the TV channel airing the show that you plan to record.
- 2). Place a blank VHS tape into your VCR.
- 3). Use the "Speed" button on your VCR remote to select your desired recording speed.
- 4). Press "Record" on your VCR to begin recording. Press "Pause" to temporarily suspend the recording if you want to edit out commercials or for another reason. Press "Stop" when the recording is finished.