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Completing the set-up to record a future tv program

1. What does set type (1-4) mean; which number do I press?
2. What does source (1-3) mean; which number do I press?
3. For speed, is 1 the fastest or the slowest speed?

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Type is the type of recording or which type of disc 1 is normal
source is the source that the device records from I believe 1 is tv
for speed 1 is the slowest mode

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1- means how u wanna record :

S E T T Y P E
Press 1, 2, 3 or 4 to set how often the event
will be recorded:
1 - 1 - T i m e
The event will be recorded once.
2 - Mo-Fr
The event will be recorded weekdays only
(Monday through Friday).
3 - Weekly
The event will be recorded once a week.
4 - Always
The event will be recorded every da

2- means what source u wanna use:
SET SOURCE
Press 1, 2 or 3 to set the record source (if
you are using a cable box, see note below):
1 - Ch##
Records from television. First, press 1 to
select this option, then use the 0-9 keys to
set the channel number you wish to record
as a 2-digit number; e.g., to record on
channel 8, press 1, then “08.”
2 - L i n e 1
Records from an external source connected
to the front line inputs.
3 - L i n e 2
Records from an external source connected
to the rear line inputs.

3 - for speed it means:

E T S P E E D
Press 1, 2, or 3 to set the record speed.
1 - Auto
Activates ”Complete Program Record” (see
note below).
2 - S P
Standard Play. Use for best quality (a T-120
tape will record for 2 hours).
3 - S L P
Super Long Play. Use for maximum recording
time (a T-120 tape will record for 6
hours).

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Those settings are for the enhance options in recordings.for regular purpose u have to select 1 in all the categories and. 1 is the slow mode speed 

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Give me ur model number and i will help u out definitly.

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