my video cassette recorder

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  1. tammo5151

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    since the digital changeover i now want to play my old video tapes what is the connection i use do i need to connect a cable to my tv :( :( :(
     
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    you can play through the ariel cable or scart lead
    if the ariel then you need to have the video playing a tape or something [like tape counter on the screen]to let you know which channel you video is transmitting on when retuning the tv
    scart will be marked up as av1 or2 or aux1or2 some similar description
     
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    DSO only affects recording. Playback works just the same as it did before.

    Big-Als suggestion of an aerial cable or SCART lead is the way to go.
     
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    thanks to you both have connected scart leads but no colour and poor sound what have i done wrong,sorry to sound so stupid but i am thaks again
     
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    I also have an old Video recorder connected through a scart lead.
    Some scarts do not have all the pins connected, try & get one with all the pins in.
    Mine plays very well but DVDs are a lot better.
    JonB
     
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    Jon's right, but any SCART lead should work well enough for connecting a VHS video.

    Also, have a look in your TV's instructions, as you can usually select how its SCART socket(s) are configured. Specifically, you can often select CVBS, RGB or S-Video. If this setting's wrong, you can get exactly the symptoms you describe.

    Try CVBS (also known as composite) first of all.
     
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