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The clock on my VCR/DVD recorder will not keep the correct time. It goes back one hour repeadedly after setting.

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You`ll probably find that the PDC (Program Delivery Control) is turned on. If you turn this off, the autmatic clock setting will be disabled and will have to be set manually. Ian

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How to record


Be sure you have first set the clock correctly. After setting timer recorder time, channel, speed etc. hit enter to highlight the setting to be sure you have it. Press setup to put you back to tv screen. Then press t-Set button on remote. Unit will automatically shut off and there will be an amber symbol on the unit lcd along with the time. This indicated the unit is in the timer mode. It will automatically turn on and record the program at the set time.

Sep 26, 2012 | Sylvania DVR90VE DVD Recorder/VCR

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How do you set the clock


Hello
To set the clock to your SV-dvd 3E:

Your DVD-VCR contains a 24-hour clock and calendar used to:

Automatically stop programme recording

Preset your DVD-VCR to record a programme
automatically
You must set the date and time when:
You purchase the DVD-VCR

Do not forget to reset the time when you change
clocks from winter to summer time and vice versa

[1] Press SETUP on the remote control.
Result: The MAIN MENU is displayed

[2] Press the corresponding up/down button or Forward/Reverse buttons to select the
CLOCK SET option.

[3] Press the ENTER button to select this option.
Result: The CLOCK SET menu is displayed

[4] Press Reverse or Forward button to select the hour, minutes, day, month and year.
Result: The option selected flashes

[5] Press the Up/Down buttons to increase or decrease the value.
Result: The day of the week is displayed automatically

You can hold the Up/Down buttons down to scroll more
quickly through the values
[6] On completion, press RETURN twice to exit the menu
OK.

Oct 10, 2011 | Samsung SV-DVD3E DVD Player/VCR

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RCA model DRC8335 Loosing the date and time


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.

May 16, 2009 | RCA DRC8295 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

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RCA DVD Recorder (drc8000n) loses time


Is it always a minus 4:11:50 reset? Do you use Guide Plus+ or something like it for recording off-air? I would think the clock would be set automatically from an external source if you wanted to synchronize with scheduled programs.

I would bet if yoy set the clock and disconnected the cable it would NOT change again in 3 hours as it has been doing. Experiment with that sometime. I'll bet the problem is up the foodchain somwhere.

Apr 05, 2009 | RCA DRC8000N DVD Recorder

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How do I set the time on my Pioneer RT500?


Hi!

Please follow the instructions given below... =)

Setting the clock

The clock is set to the correct time automatically, but it
can also be set manually. The clock can be set for
daylight saving time and time zone.
Preparation:
• Turn ON the TV and set it to the video input mode.
• Select “CLOCK” from “SYSTEM SETUP”. For the
procedure, see steps 1 to 3 in “Using the SETUP
MENU”

1 Press SETUP while the DVD and video tape is
stopped.
The SETUP MENU screen will appear.
TIMER REC SET
SYSTEM SETUP
AV SETUP
REC SETUP
CH SETUP
OTHER
SETUP MENU
ENTER/
SELECT ENTER RETURN BACK SETUP END
SELECT
2 Press  or  to select the desired menu and
press ENTER.
The submenu screen of the selected menu will appear.
TIMER REC SET
SYSTEM SETUP
AV SETUP
REC SETUP
CH SETUP
OTHER
LANGUAGE
PARENTAL
CLOCK
DISC SETUP
OTHER
SETUP MENU
3 Press  or  to select the desired submenu and
press ENTER.
The screen for the selected submenu will appear.



CLOCK (manually)
You can manually set the date, year and present time
with the remote control.
Ex.: Setting the clock to “10:20AM” October, 30th, 2004.
1 Select “CLOCK” and press ENTER.
01/01/04 12:00AM
2 Select the desired items using  or  (month,
date, year, hour, minute and AM/PM) then press
ENTER.
3 Press  or  to set the value of the selected
item.
• For the minutes, press  or  once to set the time
minute by minute, or hold down either of buttons
for several seconds to set the time in 10-minute
intervals.
10/30/04 10:200AM
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the date, year and
present time, and press ENTER. The SETUP MENU
will close.
This completes clock time setting.
AUTO CLOCK
You can automatically set the clock by turning “ON” the
AUTO CLOCK function.
When you want to set the auto clock function to “OFF”,
select “AUTO CLOCK”, press ENTER and select “OFF”
from the list.

Auto clock setting
Preparation:
You must connect the antenna or cable before connecting
the AC cord to the power source.
Wait 30 minutes with the power turned off, after the
antenna or cable is connected, for the auto clock
feature to activate.
After the clock is set automatically, you may have to set
the time zone and daylight saving time. (See page 26.)
Press STANDBY/ON to turn on the DVD/VCR after the
auto clock operation completed.
• When shipped from the factory, the “AUTO CLOCK”
option is set to “ON” position.
• If you turn the DVD/VCR on during auto clock
setting, the clock is not set.
• After a power failure or disconnection of the power
plug, the clock setting will be lost. In this case, wait
30 minutes before turning the DVD/VCR on.
• With cable box connection, if the auto clock setting
is unsuccessful, select the PBS channel carrying
the XDS information, then turn the DVD/VCR off.
After 30 minutes, turn the DVD/VCR on.
• If the clock is not set automatically, set the clock
manually.


STANDARD TIME (Time zone)
In the rare event that you live within the broadcast range
of two stations in two different time zones, the DVD/VCR
may recognize the wrong station for the auto clock set.
To correct the situation:
Select “STANDARD TIME” and select the time zone from
the list below.
Selectable time zones and correction times
ATLANTIC: GMT – 4 hours
(GMT: Greenwich Mean Time)
EASTERN: GMT – 5 hours
CENTRAL: GMT – 6 hours
MOUNTAIN: GMT – 7 hours
PACIFIC: GMT – 8 hours
ALASKA: GMT – 9 hours
HAWAII: GMT – 10 hours
AUTOMATIC: AUTO SET
Note
• When shipped from the factory, the “TIME ZONE” is
set to “AUTOMATIC”.
• After making the auto clock setting, in some cases
the clock may display another time zone. You can
correct the clock by selecting your time zone
setting above.
• When the clock is not set or you set the clock
manually, the time zone setting is not available.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
You can set the clock to daylight saving time automatically
or manually.
To select daylight saving time, select “DAYLIGHT
SAVING TIME” and select “ON”, while to cancel the
daylight saving time, select “OFF”.
ON: For manual setting (forward 1 hour)
OFF: For manual setting (back 1 hour)
AUTOMATIC: For automatic setting (read XDS in
the signal)
Note
• When you want to set daylight saving time, on the
first Sunday in April you set it to “ON”, and on the
last Sunday in October you set it to “OFF”.
• When shipped from the factory, the “DAYLIGHT
SAVING TIME” option is set to “AUTOMATIC”.
• When the clock is not set, the daylight saving time
setting is not available.
• When there is no daylight saving time in your area,
always select “OFF”.

Jan 03, 2009 | Pioneer DVR-RT500 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Clock time always goes back one hour after setting it.


Check on the general set up/ clock, what zone is set and put east, mis or west deppending where are you located, turn on the automatic clock or select a news channel where the decices will check the update time.

Nov 12, 2008 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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Magnovox MWR20V6 will not begin recording when it should.


This is more a work-around than a solution, as the unit is failing to function normally; however, having the identical problem I observed that the unit is failing to power on at 2:00 minutes before beginning recording, a necessary step to record to DVD.

My work-around is the following:

1) Set up the timer, inputting necessary date, time, etc. as normal. With the unit still powered on, start the timed recording mode by pressing timer set, as normal. You will see the red clock icon and the DVD logo iluminate on the VFD.

2) Press the Standby-On power button. This will power the unit on in VCR mode. You should at this time be unable to switch from VCR to DVD mode since the DVD is still in timer mode. LEAVE THE UNIT POWERED ON in this manner. The timer will function and the DVD will record normally.

I have no clue why my unit suddenly forgot how to power up on its own in order to record to DVD. If anyone has an answer for that one please post!

Tom Gee

May 03, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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VCR won't record at a set time


Check that the clock on the machine is set to the correct time and date. Check am/pm.

This problem is usually caused by incorrect time & date.

Mar 30, 2008 | Philips DVDR3435V/37 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Easy one: how do you set the time on the panasonic DMR-ez47v dvd?


OPEN CENTRAL PANEL,PUSH THE 'CLOCK 'BUTTON.IT BLINKS THE PRESETED YEAR.PRESS '-/+' BUTTONS TO SET THE YEAR.THEN PUSH 'NEXT' FOR '"MONTH ,DAY,HOUR,MIN".FOR EACH TIME PRESS NEXT BUTTON & +/- KEYS.
YOUR PROBLEM MAY SOLVE.

Feb 24, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

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