A digital converter box changes broadcast television signals to analog for recording on older equipment such as a VCR or viewing on non-digital TV sets, mainly tube-type models. Connect the VCR in-between the converter box and TV so you can record shows off the air, or watch them on television. The set up takes only a few minutes using coaxial cables with metal connectors on the ends. Converter boxes are designed to program themselves automatically with the push of a button.
Hook up a coaxial cable from the antenna's threaded output to the antenna jack on the back of the converter box. Twist the connector clockwise on each cable end for a secure connection.
Attach a second coaxial cable from the TV output jack on the converter box to the record/in jack on the back of the VCR.
Fasten the last cable to the playback/out jack on the VCR and connect the other end to the antenna jack on the rear of your TV.
Turn on the power for the three components.
Press the programming or auto-tuning button on the converter box remote control.
Tune the TV to channel 3 or 4, depending on your VCR model.
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