Basic cable TV no cable box
I was reading the reviews on here, and one person said it would not tape from basic cable coaxial, why not? It looks like it has the coaxial place on the back and if you hook that to your TV shouldn't that work? I have both coaxial and HDMI on the back of my TV but I do not have cable box or DVR just regular cable. So can I record or not?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
- Memphis, TN
on Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
The "coaxial place" on the back you refer to is a special connection for digital audio. The recorder does not have a place for a standard RF input and the unit has no tuner. You can record, but not directly from your cable. You must connect a line-output from your TV to a line-input on the recorder. With no cable box, that means your cable goes directly to the TV. For playback, you need a recorder line-output to be connected to a TV line-in. Then you either select a channel on the TV for record or set the TV to line-input to play back the signal from the recorder. Unfortunately, when the TV is set to line-input and the recorder is on but not playing you will probably get some feedback oscillations from this arrangement.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
yes u would think it does....but we also could not tape from our cable and we tried EVERYTHING...ended up returning it..read my review
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
- Niagara Falls ny