VCR Cable Hookup Diagrams

There are many ways to hook up the cable to your VCR and cable-ready television set. Here are the most common methods. See which advantages are most appropriate for your needs or system.


Method 1 (No Cable Box)

tv_vcr1

Advantages

  • Can record one channel while watching another
  • Use VCR timer to record different programs
  • Picture-in-Picture capable

Disadvantages

Method 2

tv_vcr2

Advantages

  • Simple to hookup
  • Can record any channel selected on cable box

Disadvantages

  • Can only record the channel you’re watching

Method 3

tv_vcr3

Advantages

  • Can record any channel while watching standard service

Disadvantages

  • Cannot watch or record one premium channel while watching another premium channel
  • Cannot use VCR timer to record different programs

Method 4

tv_vcr4

Advantages

  • Can record any channel while watching standard service
  • Picture-in-Picture capable

Disadvantages

  • Cannot watch or record one premium channel while watching another premium channel
  • Cannot use VCR timer to record different programs

Method 5

tv_vcr5

Advantages

  • Works with any video game

Disadvantages