I need some SIMPLE instructions for recording on my DVDR80 player
The manual is so technical that neither myself nor my more technically minded family can fathom out the instructions! I have had this recorder for almost years now and still haven't managed to record anything on it! Help!
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Hello, I have a different brand DVD recorder but the principle should be the same. Yes you should technically be able to record regular TV by burning it to a DVD. (different models uses DVD-R or +R) There are some rules and regulations about it due to copy infringement laws. Still if you call the technical support for this machine, they should help you with it. In the mean time, here is what I had to do. I had to connect the machine to my TV, then connect the cable to the machine. Use HDMI cords otherwise the picture quality will be low. This is as simple as I can explain it. I hope that helps. Good luck :)
When you are turning the recorder on it is blocking the signal for cable going to the TV. Your TV will need to be on channel 3 or 4 depending on what the dvd/vcr player channel output is set to. This is why your tv is asking you to re-scan. It is losing the video signal because the dvd/vcr is taking over. The reason why the vcr with the button on the remote is because the vcr button is changing the function of the buttons on the remote to vcr. Even though the dvd/vcr is one unit they still will act like two seperate components independent of each other. They have seperate power buttons and the dvd player part may need to be hooked up seperately with rca cables to work.
Solved the problem by connecting the freeview box back into the dvd recorder. Apparently because the dvdr was made before tvs with integrated freeview, it can only recieve decoded signals from a freeview box, ie analog
I called the manufacturer. They admitted to improper instructions. They provided me a fix to their copying protocol and it worked. Also, they game me instructions on how to fix already copied tapes. It works well and I would have to say I was impressed with their customer/technical service.