I was hoping it was a ground loop like he described because I had connected the DVD recorder on a seperate wall outlet but the bars
In fact, I just noticed it doesn't show when its only the VCR player that's on and the tape plays fine without the bars, it's when I start up the DVD recorder for a recording that the bars show up.
The setup on each devices:
TV = Video 1
VCR = Channel 3
DVD Recorder = Channel 3
I added pictures to show the chords in the back of all 3 devices to see if maybe there's a connection problem there? if you need better pictures lemme know.