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I cannot record from Freeview. I have gone to the timer menu and told it to record from a set time, but it starts recording immediately. I have checked the cables. I did the Auto Tuning again, and organised the few channels it found. Why doens't it record properly?

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It only the time setting not cable

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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
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OK, I think I see the problem there.
The aerial lead from the DVDR to TV should be removed.
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