My area is going all digital. I have been recording from my tv/vcr combo unit onto vhs tapes tv shows. I will now have to use a digital converter box to get a signal. How do I wire this so that I can still record onto my VHS tapes tv shows?
If your TV is HD you will want an ATSC tuner rather than a converter box which is meant for older SD TVs
The digital converter box will have both AV (3 RCA) and RF outputs. You connect one to your TV and the other to the VCR.
If you get two converters you would then have the option of watching one program and recording another. In this case the TV and VCR each gets a box.
The VCR will not be able to change channels on the converter so you will have to set the channel you want to record as either the AV input or channel 3/4. You will still be able to set the timer on the VCR.
If you use the VCR for timeshifting then you could get https/www.amazon.com/Premium-Clear-Tuner-Recording-Outputs/dp/B01L9EKNPW.asp
Much more flexible and it records in HD. You can still connect a VCR to it for making SD tapes. There are some with two tuners built in. https/www.channelmaster.com/Antenna_DVR_s/336.htm