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Manually setting vcr

I have an Orion VCR, and would like to know if there is any way to manually set the speed of recording. It uses a 6 hr tape in 2 hrs. I am not interested in ordering a remote. Thank you!

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  • hughesn_15 Nov 16, 2008

    I have the same problem and I have a remote. I set the programs and set the speed to SLP, but it doesn't work. The only thing I don't have is the instruction booklet to tell me what to do to make it work, afterwards. Please help.

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I'm sorry but, there is no way to set the speed without the remote. Last time I checked a remote for a VR213 was less than $15.00 delivered. Just FYI. If you change your mind call the number on the unit. Sorry. No magic bullits.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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