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How to set VCR in record mode, & switch the power off & on?

I have a monitor inside & two cameras outside. I want to connect my VCR (VR705HF) to a motion detector,outside. Which will turn the power on to the VCR & record what movement occured out side. & then in 3 min. plus, if no motion occurs, it will turn the power off. AND this will keep going off & on. This way its not recording all the time, only when the power is tripped on. Is there a way to set the VCR up to do this? If not, do they make a VCR to do this? I think this would work if we went on a short vacation.
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SOURCE: RCA VR355 recording problem

Are you sure the reciever is coming through the vcr.? are you hooking it up through a/v on vcr?
if so hook from a/v out from directv to a/v in
jacks on back of vcr. and turn vcr on a/v channel
to record it. you will see the picture as you record it. if the vcr isn't on a/v channel it won't record it
If you use ch 4 or 3 to record it you
hook up directv to cable in on vcr and you
have to turn vcr on that channel and see it coming
through it you have to push a button on satlette
remote to make it come on the vcr on the channel
or it will record snow. and you have to push
another button on vcr remote if you haven't
already to get the vcr on ch 4 or 3 on your tv
or if u got it through a/v turn tv to a/v channnel.

just beacuse you see the picture coming through
your tv doesn't mean it going through your vcr
you could be just seeing it through the tv only.
you will see the vcrs graphics or vcr channel number on your
tv too along with the directv channel if it's hooked
up right. notice the vcr won't record it's own
graphics or channel number on the screen but it will record the directv's graphics. and it won't record the tv's own grapic channel number either.
to make sure it's right you will see 3 graphics on
your tv the own tv's channel number or a/v
the directvs and the vcr's channel number or a/v
on your tv if you see these you know it's hook up
right.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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SOURCE: VCR POWER ON PROBLEM

On vcr power supplies usually first component to go is a capacitor, check if its blown, or test it if you have a meter capable, next check diodes and resistors, also check the resistors and diodes on all the boards( they may have blown if a cap has blown) If there was smoke or a smell its usually a resistor to look for. When you replace them replace them with a higher votage cap.. Example 15v 1000uF cap with a 25v -35v 1000uF cap( this is just to avoid the problem from happening again.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: VCR will play, but won't record

Your VCR has to be on the same channel as the switch on the back of you cable box.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: recording 3 digit channels

With the VCR connected to DirecTV, you're not picking the channel with the VCR anymore. You're picking the channel on the DirecTV receiver, and the VCR will record on channel 3 or 4 (if you've hooked the receiver up using the RF output to the VCR) or through its line (A/V) inputs if you're using those. The tuning range of the VCR is completely unimportant.

With your new system, though, there's one big drawback. Since the VCR is always set for channel 3 or 4, or its line input, and you're changing channels on the DirecTV receiver, you can't program the VCR to record several different channels if you go out. You won't be home to change channels on the receiver, so the only channel you'll be able to record is whichever one you've selected before you go out. Remember the VCR is taping the output of the satellite receiver, and not the satellite channel directly. If you record on some channel other than the receiver's output channel, there won't be anything there. All you'll get is snow or a blank screen.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: TIMER flashes on the VCR front panel

hold the stop button

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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SOURCE: I have an RCA VCR model VR651HF that still works

The sequence should go from the wall to the VCR then the VCR to the RF modulator then from the RF modulator to the TV and this should allow you to record a TV program and watch a DVD at the same time.

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Unit will not stay on. Turn power on unit with no tape. After several seconds cycles off. I am using the aux. to monitor a cctv camera.


VCR's with faulty mechanisms will power down to prevent tape damage. Checking inside might reveal damage to the tape mechanism. Even if the mechanism isn't damaged the VCR has a device called the mode switch. These tell the electronics what position the mechanism is in. If that goes faulty the electronics can think that mechanism is in say playback mode, even when it's in eject mode. So when it detects no tape tries to stop and eject the tape. Since it can't carry out this it shuts the entire video down to be on the safe side and prevent further damage.

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When vcr tape is inserted into vcr recorder it is automatically ejected without playing


This is often caused by a faulty mode switch. images of what to look follow.

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If it has gone it will need to be set up, so you will need a service manual as VCR mode switch setting up are near imposible without knowing how to.

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Trying to use the vcr to record a serveillance camera not sure what cables I need to do this


By the look of the VCR it should be simple to connect the camera to it, using the front socket. As long as the camera has a RCA video out socket. You then just get a standard RCA cable and the yellow coded plug goes into the video out on the camera and video in on the VCR. Both should be coded yellow. If you need the sound then the other two Red (right) White (left) are audio. If the camera is mono put it in the right socket. Your not very clear on the cause of the record failure, but if there is no picture set the channel selector (when setting the record) to the AV socket that the camera is connected. Also check that the PDF control is set to OFF.

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My vcr recorded my shows before i switched to a digital adapter now i cant get it to record anything ive tried everything


If the digital adaptor is connected to your TV, then the VCR will not get any signals to record. The VCR will also have to be converted, by adding another digital box, unless the first box has two digital tuners! You can connect another box if the VCR has two scart sockets, the second box connected to the other scart socket. To record after connection, leave the box on, set to the channel you want to record, and set the timer on the video. However when selecting the channel to record make certain that you select the scart socket with the box connected to it. Also make certain (if the VCR has it) PDC is set to OFF as it no longer works.
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Using a Sylvania DVR90VF, how can I record from a VHS tape to a DVD?


OK here's what the user manual has to say on it!
PS If you need the user manual I will E-Mail on request.

Prepare for the recording on the DVDRW/ R disc or the videotape. Make sure:• Insert a recordable disc and a videotape with a record tab.
Note for recording to a disc:
• Make sure that the disc is recordable.
1
Hit [SETUP].
Easy Setting Menu or Advanced Setting Menu will appear. If Advanced Setting Menu is displayed,
proceed to step 3.
2
Using [
K / L], select “Advanced Setting Menu”.
Hit [ENTER].
Advanced Setting Menu will appear.
3
Using [
K / L], select “Recording”. Hit [ENTER].
Recording menu will appear.
4
Using [
K / L], select “Dubbing Mode”. Hit
[ENTER].
Option window will appear.
Recording
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
VCR DVD
Recording
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
DVD
VCR
DVD-RW DVD-R
VR
DVD-RW
Video
Note
For VCR to DVD duplication:
• After starting VCR to DVD duplication, the picture may be distorted because of the auto tracking function. This is not a malfunction.
5
Using [
K / L], select “VCR DVD”. Hit [ENTER].
6
Hit [SETUP] to exit.
Make sure to select a recording speed using [REC SPEED].
7
Hit [PLAY
B].Then hit [PAUSE F] at the point you
wish to start recording.
• Since it takes about a few seconds before the actual dubbing begins, please allow extra 5 seconds
when selecting the starting point.
8
Hit [DUBBING].
VCR to DVD duplication will start.
9
Hit [STOP
C] to stop the
recording.
When you turn off the unit after setting the Dubbing Mode to DVD VCR, the setting will be set to VCR DVD automatically.
• Dubbing Mode is available only if the videotape or disc is not copy protected.
• You cannot change the output mode during VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR duplication.

For VCR to DVD duplication:
• The playback sound mode is followed by the setting of VCR playback sound mode on page 77. Set the playback sound mode to which you wish to record to the DVD.

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How do we set to a/v mode?


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I need to connect my security camera to my vcr


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Taping from surveillence cameras


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- Is the clock set?
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Users manual


Goto http://www.thomsonnetwork.com/EN/Public/InstructionBook/IBSearchResults?querytext=VR705HF*&brands=RCA%2cGE%2cPROSCAN%2cRECOTON%2cSPIKEMASTER%2cAR%2cJENSEN%2cAMBICO%2cADVENT%2cUNBRANDED&doctypes=IB&categories=ACCESSORIES%2cAUDIO%2cCOMMUNICATION%2cDTVS%2cDVD%2cMULTIMEDIA%2cCOLOR_TV%2cVIDEO&firstdocnum=1 paste the above address in the address bar and then right click on VCR user's guide and save target to your desktop.

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