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No remote - need code, and can only get one channel

I have lost the remote (and manual) for a VCR that I got a while ago, and when I hook it up to my TV and the Antennae (I don't have cable) I can only get one channel (the other channels are UHF or VHF, can't remember which but have high numbers - 24, 42, 54 etc) - when I go to these channels I only get a blue screen. I would like to program another remote I have to go with this VCR - my Hitachi TV remote has VCR type buttons, or I have a universal remote. Can you tell me why I only get one channel? can you tell me what the code is for this unit - to enter into another remote? any way to get a manual for this VCR? Thanks very much, July

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Re: No remote - need code, and can only get one channel

Sorry bad link heres the right one search the page for a manual under product details 590kb pdf

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