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Vcr timed recordings

Hi, Know this is pretty stupid, but am wondering if I can do timed VHS recordings with this equipment. The manual refers to one touch recording, but we like to set the timer and record stuff in the middle of the night. I haven't opened the box beyond getting out the manual. Thanks for your help.

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  • khelma Dec 01, 2007

    Timed recording is stuck on channel 3. No matter what channel I program the timed recording for it always records channel 3. The exception is if I set it to record L1 (line input 1), then it record properly from the cable box I have connected there.

  • fernipel Feb 22, 2008


    I programm the w 512 toshiba vcr with time, date and channel but i dont get that it starts recording

  • Sedrick75 Jun 17, 2008

    My Samsung VCR VR-8460 has a problem with timer recording, i set the date the hour in the clock next i programming the channel to rec the speed the time to start and stop next turn off the vcr, im waiting the set timer and never start! But manually rec and play perfect, please send me a solution, Thank you.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I can set the timer to start and stop recording; however, whether I have it set to channel 3 or to the channel I want to record, all I get is snow.

  • mtonic Feb 26, 2009

    I have a LG VCR. I have everything connected right and the VCR can record the channel AV1 correctly but when I set timer record it doesn't record at all. What can I do?



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We all said we had the vcr set up right and record without the timer. Thus dodgecharger did not answer the questions on how to get timed recording working. Did he read the questions???

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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I'd be pretty certain that every VCR made these days (and of the last 10-15+ years) can be set to do a timed recording. They can be set for a one time recording, weekly or daily record. Whether used with a cable/satellite box, or outside antenna, you must ensure proper hookup. I'm not real familiar with recent cable/sat receiver boxes, but older ones had to be set to the channel you wanted to record, as the VCR will only see that channel. On older cable (no cable box) & outdoor antenna systems, a VCR could tune in and record any channel, while you watched another one. Anyway, check the capability of the cable/sat box, and follow suggested hookup. You will likely need to set the box to the channel you want to record before you retire for the night.

Posted on Sep 28, 2007


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