Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Why Form 2220 Guides

Instructions and Help about Why Form 2220 Guides

Well as you can see from the last chapter with all the TV signal possibilities to choose from the way you hook everything up is very important no matter where your signal comes from sooner or later it has to go into the back of the VCR if the end of your antenna cable is like this screw it onto this antenna input jack your VCR can now receive everything your TV sets been receiving on the other hand the end of your antenna cable may look like this in that case you'll need to use the antenna mixer which was packed in with your VCR attach the twin UHF VHF antenna leads to it like this and then slip it onto the antennae end Jack the next step is to send signals from your VCR to the TV attach this coaxial cable which came with the VCR to the VCRs antenna output jack and the other end to the TV's antenna input jack your VCR is now hooked up to your TV however some TV sets have antenna terminal similar to this if yours does use the signal splitter that came with your VCR to attach the cable coming from the VCR to the TV like this both your TV set and your VCRs should now be able to receive normal broadcast TV signals if your TV signal comes from a cable TV system you most likely have a cable that looks like this if so simply screw it on to this input jack your VCRs tuner is cable compatible so you should now be able to tune all of your previously available cable channels however many cable TV systems use a special cable box to protect their signals this complicates the hook-up situation a little but there are several options you can select to suit your particular recording needs here's one example of how to hook up a cable box to your VCR the cable signal coming into your home is first fed into the input of the cable box and then fed out the output of the cable box and into the antenna input jack on the VCR then the VCR output signal is fed to your TV the advantage of this hookup option is you can record all available cable TV channels because you're using the cable box for tuning the disadvantages you can't use your VCRs tuner to make channel selection since all cable boxes allow only one TV channel at a time into your VCR if your cable system protects only certain channels by scrambling the signal there is another way to hook up your cable box first connect the cable TV systems antenna cable to the antenna in Jack of your VCR next connect one end of a coaxial cable to the antenna out jack of the VCR and connect the other end to the antenna in jack on the cable box then connect the antenna out jack of the cable box to the antenna input on the TV the advantage of this hookup option is you get to make most channel selections using the VCRs tuner the disadvantages you can view premium or so-called scrambled channels but you can't record them since unscrambling occurs after the signal has already passed through the VCR what all this means is when using your VCR with a cable box you may have to choose between the cable TV companies tuner or the tuner in the VCR well you can relax now hooking up your VCR is probably the hardest thing for most people to deal with and you just went through it so let's go on to chapter 6 well now that we've got everything hooked up let's take a look at selecting channels your VCRs tuner can receive UHF and VHF broadcast channels and if you're a cable subscriber see a TV channels too to do that we need to make sure that these switches are set to the right positions in most cases once you've done this you probably won't need to reset them again ok set the source select switch to the tuner position next for normal broadcast TV channels set the band select switch to the TV position to see a TV for cable channels or HRC for hrc cable channels if you're not sure you've got HRC in your area select the CATV position and tune your VCR to a cable channel using the VCRs tuner then switch back and forth between the HRC and catv positions and see which one gives the best picture and response time next for normal broadcast TV channels set the automatic frequency control or AFC switch to normal for cable channel viewing set the AFC switch to special the AFC will automatically fine-tune the video signal if your TV has similar switches set them to match those on your VCR now make sure that this indicator light is on to be sure that you're using the VCRs tuner to select the channel simply press the channel number you want and enter you can also press one of the channel scan arrows until you reach the channel you want or use the remote control to quickly select the specific Channel here's how to scan only your favorite channels enter the channel number that you want to eliminate let's select five and press skip you'll see p.o flash briefly telling you the channel has been programmed out of the scanning sequence the channel number is now no longer available so when you use the channel scan controls you'll see only those channels that you really want to see to restore channel 5 to the scan sequence simply re-enter the channel number and press Enter well that's how you tune in your channels let's find out how to record them before we get into the steps in recording here's a handy reference chart a video cassette recording and playback times it'll help you choose the right