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How do you hook up a vcr with an insignia converter box?


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When you say play are you switching the vcr over to vcr mode or leaving it on tv mode?
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I'm not sure if I understand your question. By play I mean the vcr is powered on with a tape inside and I simply push the play button. The vcr appears to play, but there is only snow on the screen, due to the antenna not being plugged into it and into the converter box. Sorry if I didn't explain it right.

Btw a BHowett was helping me with this issue. Are you really BHowett?
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No he asked me to assist you
What I mean is on most vcrs there is a button marked TV\VCR
One way allows tv to play the other way allows vcr to play,
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Ok gotcha. Yes the tv vcr button is on for the vcr. And thanks for assisting me. I appreciate it. :)
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Ok gotcha. Yes the tv vcr button is on for the vcr. And thanks for assisting me. I appreciate it. :)

Did it work then?
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Btw a BHowett was helping me with this issue. Are you really BHowett?



aside from coming over to your house and playing with the cables until I figured it out, I didn't know what else to suggest. :) So I asked rshaffer61 to step in, he is my go to tech guy. :)

thanks rshaffer61 for jump in on this.
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Did it work then?

Actually it didn't. Sorry. :)

Btw a BHowett was helping me with this issue. Are you really BHowett?



aside from coming over to your house and playing with the cables until I figured it out, I didn't know what else to suggest. :) So I asked rshaffer61 to step in, he is my go to tech guy. :)

thanks rshaffer61 for jump in on this.


Thanks for clearing that up. I was wondering where you had gone. He's been a great help and I appreciate you asking him to assist me. :) :)

btw this has been so problematic that I would have paid either one of you to come by and fix it. :) So far, so nothing. :)
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Not a problem BHowett as i am always happy to help.
I see no reason for this not to work at this point unless there is something physically wrong with a cable or one of the components.
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Thank you rshaffer61 for your help. I am sure that the cables work fine and all. What else do you suggest I do? I'm sorry this has been such a bother, I really am btw. I just really want it to work.
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Not a problem as this is what we enjoy doing.
Again I see no reason why it won't work.
I will ask with the converter you mentioned is this a cable, satellite or digital converter box?
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It is an Insignia digital converter box.
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OK I am having lots of trouble trying to find a diagram of the hookups for you but i am not ready to give up yet. Can you tell me the exact model number of your converter?
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Thanks for your patience and for not giving up. It's an Insignia NS-DXA1 DTV Converter Box.
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OK I think I have your manual now HERE
Click on the Support tab and then you will see the User Manual: under the Documentation header.
Click on the English version and open it with whatever your preferred reader is. Most likely adobe acrobat.
On the left side you will see Connections and then in the large right window scroll through it to find the connection instructions for hooking up a vcr to your converter.
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Thanks for manual, but I have some questions. Hopefully you can answer them from me. Here is the part of the manaul that corresponds:
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For 3 are they saying that I am to connect the red, white and yellow audio/video cables on one end to the back of the converter box and on the other end to the back of the vcr? Because I tried that before hooking up the converter and vcr that way and it didn't work. :) :) :)

For 4 are they saying to connect av cables from the vcr to the tv? That makes no sense to me. How can I connect the vcr to the converter box and connect the vcr to the tv at the same time? There are only one set of connections on the back of the vcr not two. By the way I have no av jacks on my tv as I stated before so I cant plug any av cables into it. I just have one jack and that is for the vcr or antenna. Sorry if this sounds confusing, but I'm confused as as what to do. :)

Thanks for any help you can give. :)
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