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Can I use my VCR with my digital cable box?
Digital cable boxes can output an analog signal (which allows analog TVs to view cable content). Therefore, you can use a VCR with a digital cable box.

If you want the cable box to control your VCR, you will need either an IR blaster, which allows the cable box to send remote control commands to your VCR, or a data link cable that some VCRs can use. Either of these devices will allow your cable box to take control of your VCR so it can record programming automatically.

Some systems don't offer the above devices, so you'll need to do it manually. You can do this by programming your VCR to record at a certain time like you normally would with analog cable. However, instead of choosing a normal TV channel, you would select the video input that the cable box is connected to. The VCR will record any channel that the cable box tuned to at the time of the recording.

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