Re: OT: VCR Not working on analog boxes
Do me a favor. Cable ready TV with NO box, straight cable run --
what is on channel 3?
Now, with the cable box -- what is on channel 3?
Are they the same?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ken Gunther
> What am I missing?
- Thank you to the Rick twins <g>, Mark, Shady and everybody else. I
now have a solution to my problem and an understanding of the underlying
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At 13:08 2/1/2003, you wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, Ken Gunther
> > there's this little voice whispering in my ear that says
> > that the modulated RF signal that is output by my VCR is no
> > the RF signal already on the cable wire.
>That's where your confustion comes from - it isn't quite like that.
>As others pointed out the cable boxes do mapping. Channel 3 may in
>fact be delivered to the cable box on a different frequency and the
>box could in fact be completely ignoring what it finds at the "NTSC
>standard" frequency for CH3. This would result in the output from
>your VCR on CH3 to be essentially dropped and nonviewable.
>The inputs on cable STBs are meant to be connected to the incoming
>signal from the provider directly. You should not have alternate
>tuners, VCRs, etc before the cable box.
>All "addressable" analog boxes (including the CFT2200) are in fact
>two-way devices. There are far more signals on the cable needed for
>the proper functioning of the cable boxes than just the standard
>channels and devices such as your VCR essentially act as filters for
>these. As already said you got lucky that your configuration has
>worked this long.
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