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How to set the vcr to record

I have set connected the vcr to the cable and I set the menu options for the day and channel that i want it to record. But the vcr won't record the shows. I think that I have to have the auto timer turned on but i don't know how to do that. Please help! Thanks

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Re: How to set the vcr to record

Hi I'm not familiar with your model in particular, but normally there will be a timer button on the remote that you must press, or you must turn the vcr off after programming it for the timer recordings to be made. There should be a timer indicator on the front, either a symbol or a red light depending on the age of the vcr. If you program it, then press the timer button on the remote, the timer light should be on and the vcr will shut itself off, if it is the other type, then the timer indicator should stay lit when you shut off the machine. If that light is on, then your timer recordings should work. Hope this helps, good luck!

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How can I receive and record cable channels on my Sony SLV 750 vcr? The tuner only displays channels 1-99 on the vcr. Thank you.

I will be assuming you have analog cable TV service, no cable box. If you have a cable box, the instructions would be different.

There are many steps to properly setup your Sony VCR and they should ALL be setup to correctly record channels, however just to cover your question here....

Press MENU on the remote control for the VCR and you should see on your TV screen, the main menu options. Select TUNER PRESET. Press OK. Set Antenna/Cable to CABLE. Next Select AUTO-PRESET. Available channels will be scanned. This may take a few mins. so be patient. Channels could go up to 125. This should make available cable channels ready to record/view.

You can ADD or Delete a specific channel also if one is missed or undesired by selecting MANUAL SET.

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How to connect and record on a VCR when you have a Digital Cable Box.

Do you want to still be able to use that trusty ol' VCR to be able to record your TV shows but can't seem to do so now that you have gotten a Cable Box?
Well here are some simple tips on how to connect all the components and not compromise the quality of the incoming signal of the cable signal feed.

First here are the cables you will need.
3 sections of Coax cable (preferably RG-6 quality)


2 sections of Coax cable (preferably RG-6 quality)
1 RCA cable (Yellow/Red/White)

Now here is how you will need to hook up the cables properly.
1) Connect one Coax cable to the incoming cable signal feed. Usually a screw on connector on the wall or line coming up through the floor.
Now connect the other end of this cable to the "Cable in" or "Input" located on the Cable box.

2) Now, connect one end of another Coax Cable to the "TO TV" or "OUTPUT" on the back of the Cable Box. Now connect the other end of this cable to the "CABLE/ANT IN" or "INPUT" connection on the back of the VCR.

3) Now, connect the last coax line from the "TO TV" or "OUTPUT" on the back of the VCR. Now connect the other end of this cable to the "Cable IN" on the back of the TV.


Using the RCA cable connect to the "VIDEO OUT" RCA connections on the back of the VCR and connect the other end of this cable to the "VIDEO IN" on the back of the TV.

Now this is how you will need to set your VCR and Cable box to make your recording.

1) Tune your VCR to Channel 3 or set your timer to record Channel 3. (The actual channel you are going to be recording is controlled by the Cable Box)

2) Tune your cable box to the channel you wish to record.
*** Note: Some cable boxes have an auto tune feature that will tune your cable box to a channel while you gone. Contact your cable provider to see if this is available on the model that you have***

on Jan 09, 2010 | VCRs

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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

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

• After timer recording is completed, the VCR turns off
• You can program the timer recording while a regular
recording is in progress; the menu screens will not be
• 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

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

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

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I would like to tape my programs on the vcr(goldstar) I am not used to this product

do you wish to record while watching or while away.....while watching make sure your vcr is set to CH 3...when the show comes on press record
(a blank tape should be inserted) the red button on most vcrs.......while away the channel selector must be on the ch you wish to record...using the remote for the vcr press menu/program a event (this is where your vcr most have the correct date / time and not flashing 12:00)..set the day..time to start recording and time to stop recording..your ch will always be that vcr is set the main thing is make sure that cable channel selector is on that channel

happy recording

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I cannot get vcr to record channels timer goes on and on playback blue screen

I assume it plays back a pre-recorded film with no problem? Check your antenna is connected to the input of the VCR or your cable box. If you have a cable box connected via a scart connector, then select AV channel on the VCR & select the programme from the cable box. If you are using the antenna the go into the set up menu & retune the VCR into your incoming channels & ensure the flylead from the output of the VCR (at the rear of the video next to where the antenna cable is positioned) is connected to the input antenna socket of the TV.

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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 then can watch and record 2 separate channels.

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With your setup, the VCR gets its input from the cable box output, which will be on either channel 3 or 4. It depends on how you've set the box. The channel you are watching on TV or want to record is picked on the cable box.

The VCR will only ever see a channel 3 or 4 signal, so it must stay on that channel. That means when you record, set the VCR to record on channel 3 or 4, the box OUTPUT channel. The biggest mistake people make when they have a cable box is to set the VCR to record on some channel other than 3 or 4, and the result is snow. There's nothing on any other channel for the VCR to record. You also need to have the cable box turned on and set to the channel you want to record if you set the VCR for timer recording. That's another pitfall people meet.

This should get your recording going.

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Panasonic NV SJ205 changing RF settings

Your VCR has input to record video-audio signal. Here is 2 options to record program in vcr.
1= You need to hook up video-audio cable at Monitor Out in TV and video-audio in at VCR. select Line-1 or Line-2 (where you hook up cable) in vcr and insert cassette with Record Tab intact, VCR is ready to record TV program. select desired channel on tv and hit record button of vcr, recording will start.
2= Plug RF antenna / cable wire in RF In of vcr and tune desired channel in vcr (get help of vcr's user manual for that) and push record button to start record directly in vcr.
Have further query, let me know please.

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Your hookup is correct- Your VCR needs to be tuned to channel 3 or 4, to match the cable box.

Also, the VCR channel output needs to be matched to the TV. If VCR menu options are displayed on the TV then this part is right. If not, then set either the VCR or TV to the correct channel.

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