I am trying to record a program using a videotape and when I set it up with the date, time, channel, nothing happens. I want to tape a program that will be early in the morning so I want to set it up in advance. Does anyone know how to record in advance. Does the VCR have to be on or off?
If I want to record on the spot, do I just press on TIMER REC or REC/OTR. Again I tried both but nothing happens.
p.s. I don't have the manual
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Re: can't record a program with videotape
Try setting the clock again paying close attention to AM and PM settings as well as everything else. REC/OTR is for recording "on the spot". Make sure unit is in proper mode with the DVD/VCR button. Customer service number is usually on a sticker on these units.
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check programmed recordings you will have a clash possibly in time and date on another channel. If the dvd records two channels at once normally check if it has two channels already set up at the same time to record i the scheduled recordings.
you may have two different channel positions that are the same tv station and have set up two different channels to record the same show. and then you may be trying to record another different channel at the same time. check and delete extra channel schedule.
Another way to have this is as an example say programmed record at channel nine f0r show 1 at 7:30 to 8.35 day xyz and then you set up show 2 to record at channel nine say from 8:30 to 9.35.day xyz this will use two time frames during the overlap from 8:30 to 8:35 on day xyz and if you decide to record a third show you can't between the overlap time frame
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.
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 3..now that vcr is set the main thing is make sure that cable channel selector is on that channel
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
Easy Setting Menu or Advanced Setting Menu will appear. If Advanced Setting Menu is displayed,
proceed to step 3.
Using [K / L], select “Advanced Setting Menu”.
Hit [ENTER].Advanced Setting Menu will appear.
Using [K / L], select “Recording”. Hit [ENTER].
Recording menu will appear.
Using [K / L], select “Dubbing Mode”. Hit
[ENTER]. Option window will appear.
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
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].
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.
VCR to DVD duplication will start.
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.
To program the recording by time and channel, press Prog then press Start +/- (the left-most +/- button below the number pads). You should see the time and channel blanks. Continue pressing the Start +/- button until you get to the desired start time. If you press and hold the Start +/- button, the time will advance by 30 minutes. To set the Stop time, press the next button to the right (the Stop +/- button) until you reach the desired end time. Use the next toggle button (to the right) to set the Date for the recording. Use the Channel +/- button (the right-most button in the row) to set the channel to record. Set the tape speed with the SP/EP button below the Date toggle. Then press Prog or OK to save the recording. This is in the manual under Express Timer Recording which starts on page 42 of the manual. I found the manual here: http://resources.jvc.com/Resources/00/00/99/LPT0024-001B.pdf .
That will be a problem from the text side of the broadcast, the clock is set from the text transmission, ( in other words a problem from the transmitter ) possibly due to digital switchover or work on the transmitters. One possible solution would be to turn off auto clock setting, and/or auto summer time adjustment.
Make sure the clock is set. Since the clock must be set before the timer will work, be sure you have entered an accurate date, day of the week, and time (including AM or PM). And always check the clock after a power outage.
Also, check that your videotape does not have the tab removed which protects against further recording.