Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Older TV, VCR, etc., Hookups

Ok, I'll try this once. If it doesn't work, I'll just try various combinations until it does.

I need to know, step by step, how to connect the following: an older but never used pre-digital VCR, an older clunky analog TV, an indoor antenna, and an analog-to-digital converter box.

I have always been able to connect, back in the pre-digital days, my VCRs to my TVs. Never had trouble programming them, either.

Nowadays, the older VCRs will still record if you are set to the channel you wish to record; I have no trouble with that. Many things I'd like to record come on after I stop watching TV, or when I am out of the house, so I don't mind not being able to do more than that.

Also, after I got away from contract TV, almost two years ago, I had no trouble connecting the converter, antenna, and TV for my current setup.

Now, however, I'm not sure how to include the VCR.

The TVs are VERY old, by the way.

So, if anyone can tell me, easily, how to do this, I'd be really happy. I need something like: put one end of coax cable into xxx on VCR and one end into xxx on the xxx; then put (you get the idea).
This should be interesting. If this doesn't get me a solution, I'll just fiddle with each conceivable combo until I get it all to work.

No biggie - it's all free and I'm patient - so I've got those two things working for me. I'll let you all know how it works out...


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

I still have Uverse....but I do have some old instructions on how to hook up things. I will scrounge around and look for them. If I find them I will let you know.

Evelyn Mayfield said...

Thank you for trying to help but I, too, have all those old manuals - the thing is they were written BEFORE digital TV and they do not deal with analog-to-digital converter boxes! As I said, this WILL be interesting! If I manage to do this, it will be only with His help...Hugs.