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Speed I was wandering how you can make your tapes last longer with sp or slp speed. I don't know which one, and I don't have my manual.

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I assume by "last longer" you mean more record/play time.  The slp mode is the slower tape speed, which means longer record/play time.  The trade-off with the slower speed is poorer video quality.

As regards tape life, if this is what you mean- I don't know- tape life is often a matter of the quality of the tape itself. 

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  3. While RECORDING options is selected, press the DOWN arrow to select VCR RECORD QUALITY.
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