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Magnavox VCR U095 39760450-can not put in 2009 YR to record

I tried to set the VCR to record a program after the start of the new year. When I tried to put in the date with the year as 2009, I was unable to get it to take the 9 after the last zero. How can I reconfigure the VCR to record using 2009 as the year. I live in the Dallas Texas area. The pertinent serial numbers etc. apppear in the summarize the problem section above.

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Delbert Whitney

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  • krontor Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem. The VCR won't accept a '9' digit as a year. What gives???

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    Sometimes modern technology sucks raw eggs, doesn't it?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    Same problem.  The 9 will not go in.  Thanks for the 1981 tip.  What a weird problem!!

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Nice try, but calendars repeat every 28 years when you factor in leap years (you just went back to when Jan 5 was on the same day). Check out this page for advice on choosing a better year:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081116102544AAVkMCt

Therefore, to simulate 2009's calendar you should use 1981.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • krontor Jan 06, 2009

    P.S. -- Please keep bombarding Magnavox tech support with questions on this problem. It is absolutely INEXCUSABLE that they know "nothing" about their equipment. It is also crazy that they would sell us ticking time bombs!

    The guy I spoke to on the phone tried to get out of providing any answer by saying the he works for Philips, and that magnavox is an acquisition that he knows nothing about. Philips bought magnavox 28 years ago!! The statue of limitations has run out on that excuse guys, you have to take ownership of what you sell.

    If you made it so your device's calendar expires in 2009, you designed a defective product. Calendar's are perpetual, their devices should last forever!

    Don't let Philips/Magnavox off the hook this one. Keep their tech support busy.


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I called Magavox and Matt told me they had no information for my very very old vcr. He suggested that I trick the machine and use a date similar to the current calendar. For instance, today is Monday, January 5th. I went back to 2004 and found the same day and date. I programmed my vcr for 30 minutes to test it out and it worked. If you can't beat it, join it. Hope your vcr works too. Happy new year!

Ilene

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