I have an old Panasonic VCR from the days of having to manually tune in channels. All i'm trying to do is send the video from the VCR to my new VCR through the composite a/v outlets. It should just show up on my TV no problem. Shouldn't it? There's no reason to tune any channels. I'm not using the old VCR to watch channels. Any idea why the video won't transfer?
Does the old VCR have composite output? If so and your tv has composite input, try that and let me know. If not, try coax conection to tv with newer VCR to determine if there are other issues. We're troubleshooting. Get back.
I assume by the phrase "Doesn't go" you mean composite won't work. Sounds like you have an output problem on old VCR. Repair costs may exceed replacement cost these days. Maybe you could find VCR to rent to make your transfers. Or you could try recording in reverse-new VCR to old and try playback on new to see if recording took.
Yeah. All i'm trying to do is see if it will track an old tape good. The tape won't track good on a new VCR. The tape was recorded on a VCR from the mid 80's. Just thought a VCR from same time period would help.