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Cannot do timer recording

I cannot enter the channel I want to timer record When I get to the line where you enter the channel it just gives me L1 or L2 How do I enter the channel I want to timer record?

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I need more information, what kind of recorder is? it has built in tv tuner?

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This unit doesn't have a tuner of any sort. Even on the few DVR/DVD recorders that have tuners, the external composite video inputs do not connect to the tuner. To record from the L1 or L2 inputs, you must be using a set-top box (cable, satellite, or digital-to-analog converter for OTA signals) or another video source (video camera or a vcr). Most TVs do not have video output capabilities. If you have one of those, follow the directions for recording from set-top boxes below.

Turn on and set the source to the channel that you wish to record for any set-top box. Then make sure that the set-top box is left on and at the correct channel after you finish setting the frequency, speed and length of time for the recording. Note: if the set-top box is turned off, your recorder will still record the blank video and audio.
What source do you have connected to the VCR?

To record from a video camera or a VCR, set that source to play back at the desired time point. This is best done without the timer. Just start recording and then the playback.

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with your video source for more support.

Cindy Wells
(My OTA tuner has a energy-saver option that turns off the unit when there is no activity for a while. Since I usually record when I'm either asleep or away from home, I had to disable the feature to get the correct recordings.)

Jul 04, 2013 | Philips DVP3345VB/F7 DVD Player/VCR

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Lost manual. Cannot get HR A591U JVC VCR program to record a future cable tv program. Seems I have tried everything but it does not record as I set up. It will record an existing show by pressing...


Timer Recording JVC VCR HR A591U
Timer recording can be programmed on-screen with
the remote control. The built-in timer allows automatic
unattended recording of up to 8 programs within 1
month.

EXAMPLE: Program a timer recording for the 26th day,
channel 125 (CATV), 11:00 - 11:30 PM on timer program
number 1 (Tape speed: EP).

When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable, turn the
TV and this VCR on and select the video input mode on the
TV.


• After timer recording is completed, the VCR turns off
automatically.
• You can program the timer recording while a regular
recording is in progress; the menu screens will not be
recorded.
• The timer recording will start at 20 seconds before the time
you predetermined.

Press MENU on the Remote.
Check the “TIMER REC SET”
option is selected, then press
ENTER.

Press SET –/+ to select one of
the program lines, then press
ENTER.

Press SET –/+ to select the
date, then press ENTER.

Set the start time, end time,
channel and tape speed as in
step 3.
NOTE: To record from external
source, press SET –/+
and set the channel to
"L". "L" will appear next
to CH 125 (or 69).

To enter other programs,
repeat step 2 through 4. Or,
press MENU twice to return
to the normal screen.

Press TIMER on the Remote.
The power will go off, the
TIMER REC indicator ( ) will
light and the VCR stands by
for recording.

To cancel a program:

Press the SET –/+ to select the
“TIMER REC SET” option in the
MENU. Then press SET –/+ to
select the unnecessary program,
and press CANCEL to cancel the
program.

Aug 28, 2010 | JVC Televison & Video

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Record dvd player to dvd recorder to tv


take the dvd player plug white,yellow & red (line out) & plug these 3 wires into L1 or L2 in on dvd recorder (note on the recorder you must switch the channel from ch3 to either L1 or L2 to record from the player)....... now place the dvd you want to record in player & a blank dvd in the recorder.......press record (recorder)/ press play on (player)

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May 24, 2010 | Samsung DVDR120 DVD Recorder

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Doesn't give me the option to change the channel when timer recording


If you are recording something on the VCR, it won't let you change the channel. If not, you need to make sure the RC is set to the vcr in question (mine has VCR1 and VCR2)

You can set it up the way I've done for years...put cable line into VCR first, the VCR to TV..you then can watch and record 2 separate channels.

May 09, 2009 | Proscan PSVR73 VHS VCR

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DMR E55 timer recording won't work


Your recorder doesn´t have a digital tuner, let alone an HD one. You can record digital programs via your TV tuner if it gives a signal out. Connect your TV to AV1 or AV2 on your recorder and program the recorder to record from the one you chose. You must program the TV separately (I don´t know if this is possible on your TV) or leave it on and on the channel you want to record.

Feb 15, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

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How do I record a TV Program.


Video & Left,Right audio go out of Comcast cable box to L1 input on DVD recorder,Video & Left,Right audio go out of DVD recorder to a line input of your TV.  Record L1 input on DVD recorder.

Jan 10, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD Recorder

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Leaves blank TV screen when Return button operated


It sounds as though the unit is actually recording a DVD, but is getting no incoming signal to record. What is your recording source? Satellite and receiver? Antenna? Cable box? In the set-up menu, be sure you have chosen the proper input source; i.e., recording from where? You may be able to access that menu through the Function button on the remote, AFter setting that menu, be sure to press Return to restore the recorder to the ready mode. If you are using the RF input for recording, be sure that is selected as well, as opposed to L1 or L2. The input channel must match the output channel on your receiver, usually channel 3 or four. What is the model number? 

Dec 02, 2008 | Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

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Channel selection


L1 and L2 are just line inputs. This unit does not have a tuner so there are no channels to select.
It requires you to be connected to a TV broadcast via a cable or satellite tuner box... and then would only record what ever channel you were viewing. The DVD is a player only.
It sounds like you should have purchased a DVD Recorder or a DVD/VCR Recorder. The players normally do not have a tuner. A Recorder should have an built-in digital tuner. Some also have the old NTSC tuner and may also have a QAM tuner.

Nov 12, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Channel setup for VCR recording


WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO INTO SETUP AND DO A 'CHANNEL SET' EITHER AUTOMATIC (WHICH DID NOT WORK ON MINE) OR MANUAL AND ENTER EACH AND EVERY CHANNEL YOU WANT TO RECORD. THIS IS TIME CONSUMING BUT THAT IS THE ONLY WAY IT WILL WORK - IF YOURS WORKS WITH 'AUTOMATIC' YOU GOT IT MADE

Jan 24, 2008 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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Timer recording on GoVideo VR2940


First, you need to have the cable directly input into the recorder.

If you only plug the cable box into the machine, you get what is happening now.
After splitting the cable, one side into te box and the other into the recorder, run the channel seek part of the program and it will scan all the channels available on the cable and place them in memory.

Then plug the output of the cable box into the other input on the recorder, and you get yor pay channels and upper tiers.

Your recorder is now a switching unit as well

Woody Woodcasters@hotmail.com

Nov 19, 2007 | GoVideo VR2940 DVD Recorder/VCR

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