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You're kind of light on details of the equipment you're going to use - so the best I can do is provide generic instructions. You'll need two devices - one must be able to perform playback for source media and the other for recording or copying duties. Inspect the jacks provided on the rear of both units. Most provide standard RCA type "Phono" jacks for left and right audio channels. Connect a stereo patch cable (with plugs that match the jacks of the playback and recording devices) between the left and right OUTPUT (or "PLAY") jacks on the source device and the left and right INPUT (or "RECORD") jacks on the recording device. Insert the source tape, cd, album, etc. in the device that will playback the original and insert a high quality blank media into the device that will provide recording capabilities. Begin playing the source. Set options such as tape bias, Dolby Noise Reduction, etc. on both source and recording devices to match media in each. Advance the playback source to a point that contain the loudest sections. Set recoding levels by monitoring the VU meters on the recoding device and vary the input adjustment levels so that only the loudest prortions of the program just begin to briefly "flirt" with the 0Db or red zone of the meter. Signals that cause the meter to indicate into this area and beyond begin to overload the amount of information that can be recorded on the blank media and often result in muddy audio quality during playback, later. You should also record the same section repeatedly with differnt options (bias, noise reduction, etc.) to actually hear the difference to determine which sounds best to you. Once levels are set, queue the playback device and start recording. In the case of tape, allow enough recording time to let the leader section of the tape to pass beyond the recording heads for several seconds or more. Once the desired amount of silence has elapsed, play the source program. Allow it to run to completion using both sides in the case of tape and then playback the entire new recording to make sure it recorded without any issues.
Because this product is a combination of a VCR and a DVD recorder, you must select first which component you wish to operate with VCR/DVD DVD mode Press DVD on the remote control. Verify that the DVD indicator is lit VCR mode Press VCR on the remote control.(Verify that the VCR indicator is lit OR I set up this pdf link...click on it and it will show you all necessary steps http://www.helpowl.com/manuals/toshiba-dvr670-owners-manual-english-70453af.pdf
make sure the tv is on channel 3, and the vcr also on channel 3 -if trying to record from cable or satalite. then make sure tape is rewound all the way. do a test by hitting record on vcr. let it record for a few minutes. rewind it, then just hit play. Dont change any channels until you are ready to record the program of choice. After this test. And recording is successful. Rewind the tape again. And change the channel to your choice. Hit record at time of or go into menu of your vcr and set up a time to record shows.
This recorder only records inline. This means that there is no channel on recorder. It records whatever your satellite or cable box is showing. You'll have to change the channel on that.
I don't know that this will work for timed recording. You'll have to make sure that your cable/satellite is on and set to the proper channel before you leave. This wont work if you're recording multiple shows on different channels while you're gone. In that case you may need a different recorder.
i have uploaded the user manual for this model, it should be visible within the next 24 hours. the quick version is this:
if you haven't done so yet, set the clock menu/ use up/down arrows to select "clock set", press right arrow to select, set day, year, etc using up and down arrows, when each is set, the right arrow moves you to the next bit
once clock is set
timer recording menu use up and down arrows to scroll to timer recording, and press the right arrow to select set the program number (1-8) set frequency (once, daily, weekly) set the date to record set start time (i usually go 5 mins prior) set end time (i usually go 5 mins after) set channel number set tape speed exit by pressing clear/c reset press t-set to activate the timer
the timer rec light should come on, the timer recording will not be active unless you press the t-set button
VCR is set with blank tape..Bring up vcr control on TV with television set on Chanel #3, go to menu
Follows procedure for progamming date,time start,time finish,chanel and.speed and single recording.finally click on menu and turn vcr off. Vcr lights indicate set for taping,,.Does no start to tape at requested time and lights indication taping ready stays on ??????