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Taping from surveillence cameras

I have a surveillence cameras and a orion vcr set up to record. It did fine the first time but when we tried to tape over the vhs tapes after viewing we can't get it to record. What are we doing wrong and is there anyway to reset the vcr we don't have a remote and can't tell which channel its set to. Help we need to be recording activity in our 24 hour gym.

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The vcr has to be set to moniter the camera!...buy a cheap universal remote and push monitor in the menu screen!

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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