Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related) Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

VCR tape images are rolling


(!)

wino1's Avatar
wino1 wino1 is offline
Member with 202 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
25-Feb-2008, 12:46 PM #1
VCR tape images are rolling
Suddenly my tapes after recording on the VCR are rolling badly on playback. This is happening individually on my TWO VCRs. I can do any combination of old or new tape, and any VCR and TV and this is still happening. Oddly, some of my previously recorded tapes work OK while others roll.
What a frustrating situation!!
skinnywhiteboy's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 2,068 posts.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Wayne, MI
Experience: Advanced
26-Feb-2008, 11:32 AM #2
I keep telling my mother to get a DVR and replace the tapes. I'm telling you the same thing.
JohnWill's Avatar
Computer Specs
Retired Moderator with 106,412 posts.
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: South Eastern PA, USA
26-Feb-2008, 08:49 PM #3
FWIW, I just got a new Olevia 42" 1080p HDTV, and I could only get one of three VCR's to work properly on it. Don't know what the deal was, but there was some sort of compatibility issue. I'd have to think that a nice DVD would be the correct answer.
__________________
Remember: Data you don't have at least two copies of is data you don't care about.
UOGAddict's Avatar
UOGAddict UOGAddict is offline
Member with 52 posts.
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Experience: Intermediate
27-Feb-2008, 08:58 AM #4
What's a VCR?
skinnywhiteboy's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 2,068 posts.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Wayne, MI
Experience: Advanced
27-Feb-2008, 09:16 AM #5
Quote:
Originally Posted by UOGAddict View Post
What's a VCR?
How old are you?? LOL
wino1's Avatar
wino1 wino1 is offline
Member with 202 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
28-Feb-2008, 11:24 AM #6
How do I view my 100 old VCR tapes?

Would appreciate a serious reply.

I am old enuf to have bought a Timex Sinclair computer for $25 and to build Heathkits.(I started even earlier with crystal radios)
skinnywhiteboy's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 2,068 posts.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Wayne, MI
Experience: Advanced
28-Feb-2008, 12:49 PM #7
Without more information, I will assume that you just need a VCR to view them....LOL
wino1's Avatar
wino1 wino1 is offline
Member with 202 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
29-Feb-2008, 02:55 PM #8
I spent hours yesterday at Best Buy, Circuit City,Radio Shack and Target. They do not have stand-alone VCRS anymore. The combos are not too appealing. If I can find one on the internet and it also fails to work properly I will then have 3 VCRS that don't work.

I am wondering if hooking up my new LCD TV is somehow reducing the signal strength from my cable and causing problems for my VCRs. Is there a way to boost the CAble TV signal?

Thanks for your continued help.
skinnywhiteboy's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 2,068 posts.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Wayne, MI
Experience: Advanced
29-Feb-2008, 05:17 PM #9
Give Ebay a try....
ARTETUREN's Avatar
ARTETUREN ARTETUREN is offline
Member with 248 posts.
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Experience: Intermediate
02-Mar-2008, 12:04 PM #10
Plug in camcorder in VCR and start with rec. Is the picture ok from that source.
wino1's Avatar
wino1 wino1 is offline
Member with 202 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
09-Mar-2008, 01:59 PM #11
Thanks, good idea, but don't have camcorder (never even had a movie camera!)
Am wondering if cable provider has done something to their signal such as weakening it.
n2gun's Avatar
Senior Member with 4,168 posts.
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Experience: Advanced
09-Mar-2008, 08:40 PM #12
you may be recieving a weak signal due to many reasons. by chance do you have a splitter on that line coming in?? if so try connecting it before the splitter to see what happens. also you could ask the cable company to check in coming signal strength.
wino1's Avatar
wino1 wino1 is offline
Member with 202 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
10-Mar-2008, 02:45 PM #13
Yes there is more than one splitter. I am going to ask the cable co. to check.
Thanks
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑