Toshiba D-VR17KB

  Draughtsman 15:51 PM 15 Nov 09
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My elderly parents have a Toshiba D-VR17KB DVD/VCR Recorder but since the digital switchover have been unable to record to VCR from TV. Is there a resetting required?

  Sea Urchin 16:05 PM 15 Nov 09

As far as I know you cannot record digital programs to a VCR - but if you can somebody will know.

  Graphicool1 16:22 PM 15 Nov 09

"Recording FREEVIEW (or indeed any other digital TV service) can be difficult. Not all VCRs/DVDs can record digital channels"
click here for the full SP. Scroll down to the heading...
'Watching and Recording FREEVIEW'

Or...

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and scroll down to...
'Q15. Will my Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) or DVD Recorder still work?'

  beeuuem 16:28 PM 15 Nov 09

If they are using the tuner in the recorder it is analogue and will no longer work. The cheapest solution is to buy a set top box (STB) and connect this to the recorder.

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