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Vcr won't record on timer

I follow all the instructions, set the timer as told, and the icon for timer comes on just as it should.  But when the appointed time for recording comes, it doesn't switch to "record" and the icon starts blinking (meaning "faulty recording" supposedly.  Cannot make it switch to record without intervening manually, which you can't do it you aren't around when it's supposed to start.

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Re: vcr won't record on timer

When you set the timer you need to ok the settings of the programme you record then you need to switch the video off on the controll as it will only record in standby mode cus if the video is switched on it will wait for you to tell it to record hope this helps

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This unit doesn't have a tuner of any sort. Even on the few DVR/DVD recorders that have tuners, the external composite video inputs do not connect to the tuner. To record from the L1 or L2 inputs, you must be using a set-top box (cable, satellite, or digital-to-analog converter for OTA signals) or another video source (video camera or a vcr). Most TVs do not have video output capabilities. If you have one of those, follow the directions for recording from set-top boxes below.

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