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I cannot get my DVR4300 to go in to TV channel change mode while recording a program

I am recording the current channel's program. The manual says I can watch another television program while I am recording by pressing TV/VCR to switch to TV mode. I should be able to select a different channel on my TV. Nothing happens. I am literally locked in to the channel I am recording from. HELP!!

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    Thank you. Makes sense. In reading the manual, it gave the impression that the vcr remote could function as the tv channel changer as well.

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Why not simply record a channel tuned into the vcr and use your tv remote to watch a channel tuned into your tv? that is how it is normaly done... don't forget a vcr/pvr/dvd recorder has it's own channels just like a tv does... just no screen of it's own the tv has of course it's own channels and in fact does not even need to be switched on in order for your recorder to record a program neither does the recorder need to be on to use your tv

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CANNOT GET PHILIPS DVDR3305 TO RECORD ON PANASONIC TV.TX-L37D25B WHILE WATCHING ANOTHER CHANNEL?.


What is your source? Since the DVDR3305 has an analog PAL tuner and most TV stations are broadcasting in digital, you probably have some sort of set top box connected to the recorder. If you change the channel on the set top box, you will record the program on the new channel. If you are recording PAL and your TV has a PAL tuner, you should be able to just record one show while watching another with the DVDR3305 daisy-chained to the TV. Just make sure to change the TV channel not the channel on the DVDR3305.

If your TV has a digital tuner, you can split the signal before the set-top box to record one channel and watch another. (Note: basic splitters will cause some extra loss of signal and may reduce a digital signal below the threshold needed to tune in the signal. An amplified splitter can avoid this - when the amplifier is working properly.) Otherwise, you need a second set-top box (or a dual tuner set-top box).

On my set-up with an aerial antenna, I would put the splitter between the wall jack and the electronics. The incoming cable goes to the splitter, then cable 1 goes to the TV. Cable 2 goes to the set-top box. Tune the set-top box to the channel to record and check the settings with the TV set to the DVD source. (DVD set to record on Tuner (and the specific channel of the set-top box output) or front s-video or EXT1 or EXT2.) Then change the TV back to the TV source and change to the channel for the second program.


The manual for the DVDR3305 is available from Philips. The link to the manual is http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/d/dvdr3305_05/dvdr3305_05_dfu_eng.pdf .
I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(I actually use an A/B switch and do not try to watch a second program on the TV connected to the DVD recorder. However, most of my recordings are for time-shifting of programs that air when I can't watch any TV program.)

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For timed recording, press Timer Record. Then go through all the items to set the DVD recording information. Record mode, Channel, start and stop times. The left and right arrows let you change menu sections and the up down scroll through the settings. Press Enter to save the programmed recording. Then press Return. Make sure blank media (or with enough room for the programmed item) is in the machine. On some units, you will need to turn off the machine for the Timed Recording to work.

For recording from external sources, press Input instead of Channel.

For any recording, leave a bit of extra space on the disc to Finalize the DVD if you will want to play the disc on other players.

I hope this helps.

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The User Manual for your DVD Recorder is available here... http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/d/dvdr3380_05/dvdr3380_05_dfu_eng.pdf

Info related to your specific problem is as follows...

Setting your TV channel
programmes
Before the recorder can start recording
the TV channel programmes, you need to
search for the available TV channels and
store them in the recorder.
Note: Make sure you have successfully
made all the required connections to the
recorder, the TV and Satellite Receiver/
Cable Box (if any) and switched them on.
Tuner settings can only be changed
when there is no disc in the disc tray.
A Press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote
control.
�� The system menu appears on the TV.
B Use ���� keys to highlight
{ System Menu - Channel Setup }
and press ��.
System Menu - Channel Setup
Modify Channel Information
Sort Channels
Channel Search
Edit
Sort
C Use ���� keys to highlight { Channel
Search } and press OK.
�� The automatic TV channel search
starts. This process may take several
minutes. Once complete, the total
number of channels found appears on the
TV.
Automatically scan all the receivable analogue local TV
channels and store these channels on the recorder.
�� Use ���� keys to highlight { Channel Search } and press OK.
�� The automatic TV channel search starts. This process may take
several minutes. Once complete, the total number of channels found
and stored appears on the TV.
Modify Channel Adjust a stored TV channel to your preference, improve the
Information reception and the sound quality of that TV channel.
1) Use ���� keys to highlight { Modify Channel Information } and
press OK.
�� The channel menu appears.
2) Use ���� keys to select one of the options.
{ Name } – You can use the numeric keypad 0-9 to select
the channel preset number which you wish to
change.
– Use ����keys to change alphabet/ number and
use ���� keys to select different entry fi elds, then
press OK to confi rm.
{ Scan Mode } – Select TV channel search mode based on
channel allocation or frequency.
– Use ���� keys to select { Frequency },
{ Channel } or { S-Channel } (Special Channel),
then press OK to confi rm.
{ Frequency } – Shows the frequency of the current TV
channel.
– If required, use ���� keys to start the automatic
frequency search and press OK to confi rm.
{ TV System } – Set the TV system that produces the least
distortion of picture and sound.
– Use ���� keys to select a suitable sound mode,
then press OK to confi rm. (See chapter “TV
System Guide” at the back of this manual for
more information).
{ NICAM } – Turn on or off the digital sound transmission
system which improves the sound quality of the
TV channel.
– Use ���� keys to select { On } or { Off }, then
press OK to confi rm.

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1 POWER Press to power the DVD+VCR on or off.
2 TRK+/- While a tape is playing, press to manually adjust tracking
(i.e., to remove white lines from the screen).
3 0-9 Use to select channels and set menu items.
4 SKIP/F.ADV Press to skip ahead in one-minute increments, up to 5
minutes, during VCR playback. Press to advance one frame at a time in
Pause mode.
5 SHUTTLE <</>> Press the 4 and 6 buttons to scan forward and
backward at variable speeds.
6 MODE/REPEAT Press to set the Play Mode to Random or Programmed
Play. Also press to set the Repeat Mode to Title, Chapter/
Track, or A/B Repeat (DVD only).
7 ZOOM Press to zoom in at 2 or 4 times normal magnification (DVD
only).
8 100+/3D SOUND Press to select cable channels 100 and above.
Also press to activate the 3D Sound feature, which creates the illusion of
surround sound with only two speakers (DVD only).
9 DVD Press to set the remote control to operate the DVD deck.
10 MUTE Press to turn audio on or off.
11 VOL +/- Press to adjust the volume.
12 STOP J Press to stop playback.
13 REW AA In DVD mode, press to skip to the previous track. In VCR
mode, press to rewind the tape. Press and hold to scan backward during
playback.
14 REC F Press once to start recording in the VCR deck. Press repeatedly
to add recording time in 30-minute increments.
15 ARROW KEYS Y/B/A/" Press to navigate in the menu system, see
page 15.
16 SETUP/ENTER Press to display the DVD+VCR menu system and
confirm menu settings.
17 SP/SLP/TITLE Press to set the VCR record speed to SP (Standard
Play) or SLP (Super Long Play). SLP is three times longer than SP. Also
press to display DVD title menus (for discs with multiple titles only)

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Instructions for recording to VCR from TV is in the manual.

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