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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Hit the menu key and select the recording options. Select the option to view timer recordings and select each one to clear it. Follow the onscreen instructions or when on a recording hit the clear/delete button on the remote.
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.
Turn on and set the source to the channel that you wish to record for any set-top box. Then make sure that the set-top box is left on and at the correct channel after you finish setting the frequency, speed and length of time for the recording. Note: if the set-top box is turned off, your recorder will still record the blank video and audio. What source do you have connected to the VCR?
To record from a video camera or a VCR, set that source to play back at the desired time point. This is best done without the timer. Just start recording and then the playback.
I hope this helps. Please add a comment with your video source for more support.
Cindy Wells (My OTA tuner has a energy-saver option that turns off the unit when there is no activity for a while. Since I usually record when I'm either asleep or away from home, I had to disable the feature to get the correct recordings.)
you can try setting your tv to record and your vcr to record at same time,,,i have digital tv and set record time,,then on vcr set to record avi at same time,,the only problem is the tv turns itself on when timer starts,, hope this helps and makes sense,,cheers.
Timer Recording JVC VCR HR A591U Timer recording can be programmed on-screen with the remote control. The built-in timer allows automatic unattended recording of up to 8 programs within 1 month.
EXAMPLE: Program a timer recording for the 26th day, channel 125 (CATV), 11:00 - 11:30 PM on timer program number 1 (Tape speed: EP).
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable, turn the TV and this VCR on and select the video input mode on the TV.
• After timer recording is completed, the VCR turns off automatically. • You can program the timer recording while a regular recording is in progress; the menu screens will not be recorded. • The timer recording will start at 20 seconds before the time you predetermined.
Press MENU on the Remote. Check the “TIMER REC SET” option is selected, then press ENTER.
Press SET –/+ to select one of the program lines, then press ENTER.
Press SET –/+ to select the date, then press ENTER.
Set the start time, end time, channel and tape speed as in step 3. NOTE: To record from external source, press SET –/+ and set the channel to "L". "L" will appear next to CH 125 (or 69).
To enter other programs, repeat step 2 through 4. Or, press MENU twice to return to the normal screen.
Press TIMER on the Remote. The power will go off, the TIMER REC indicator ( ) will light and the VCR stands by for recording.
To cancel a program:
Press the SET –/+ to select the “TIMER REC SET” option in the MENU. Then press SET –/+ to select the unnecessary program, and press CANCEL to cancel the program.
Some TV's output the signals for recording in different ways. It depends on how the VCR is connected to the TV. Have a look around the TV's menu or the instruction manual to see if has a setting for outputting signals to VCR's.
You have to set the vcr to channel 3 or 4 (whatever the converter box is set to broadcast on). The signal to record has to come through the converter box. Since the VCR only has a analog tuner, it cannot pick up any digital channels on it's own.
This is more a work-around than a solution, as the unit is failing to function normally; however, having the identical problem I observed that the unit is failing to power on at 2:00 minutes before beginning recording, a necessary step to record to DVD.
My work-around is the following:
1) Set up the timer, inputting necessary date, time, etc. as normal. With the unit still powered on, start the timed recording mode by pressing timer set, as normal. You will see the red clock icon and the DVD logo iluminate on the VFD.
2) Press the Standby-On power button. This will power the unit on in VCR mode. You should at this time be unable to switch from VCR to DVD mode since the DVD is still in timer mode. LEAVE THE UNIT POWERED ON in this manner. The timer will function and the DVD will record normally.
I have no clue why my unit suddenly forgot how to power up on its own in order to record to DVD. If anyone has an answer for that one please post!