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Turning on VCR for 2nd time recording

Once I set up a timed VCR program, I was unable to return to the VCR to set up a second program. Only "DVD" appears on the screen. The entire VCR is apparently locked into the program that was timed.

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Have you fixed your problem?

If not, just try pressing the dvd/vcr button, so the vcr becomes the primary device. Now you can press setup and go back into the vcr menu.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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Hello, Cheri Torres with DISH Network Customer Service here.I came across your post and wanted to see if I could help. We have a fewdifferent codes for each of our different models of remotes. I will list herefor you the best codes for the more popular models of remotes and also theinstructions for addressing the remote to the TV. The best codes for the SonyDVD/VCR are 817, 778, 818, 768,005 and 002. I hope you find these codes andinstructions useful but if you do not I will also list here for you theinstructions for running a power scan which can sometimes find the code foryou. If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to email me atCheri.Torres@Dishnetwork.com. :)
Instructions for addressing your remote to your DVD/VCR
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  2. Use the number buttons to enter the device code corresponding to the equipment. AUX Mode: Before entering the device code:
    • Press 0 for a TV
    • Press 1 for a VCR/DVD
    • Press 2 for any other device.
  3. Press the pound (#) button Note: The light will blink off after each digit is entered and then return to a steady light.
  4. Press the POUND (#) button. If the code entered is valid for the remote, the mode light flashes three times.
Instructions for running a power scan

  1. With the desired equipment on, press and hold the correct Mode button until all mode button back lights illuminate, then release.
  2. Press and release the Power button. AUX Mode: Before pressing and releasing the Power button
    • Press 0 for a TV
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    Then Press STAR (*)
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Just hooked up my new Magnavox DV220MW9 DVD Player ? VCR Recorder. I was able to set the time and a vcr timer program but now I can't switch the source. It now comes on as the DVD but neither the remote...


You need to release the timer to access the VCR. Press the Timer Set button on the remote or the Stop/Eject button on the recorder. Then press the VCR button.

Please note: the scheduled recording will not run as programmed unless you press the Timer Set on the remote again. (The timer locks the VCR until the scheduled ON time.) The DVD player is controlled separately and becomes the default unit.

I hope this helps.

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Lost manual. Cannot get HR A591U JVC VCR program to record a future cable tv program. Seems I have tried everything but it does not record as I set up. It will record an existing show by pressing...


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.

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Is there a way to record something on a dvd from the tv?


Which model do you have? Some of the GoVideo DVD/VCR units are only DVD players so you can only record to the VHS tape. If you have a DVD writer version, you may find it tedious but doable. First load the blank DVD and set the Disc Record mode (you will see an on-screen prompt) for VR (this lets you do more editing of the video) or Video (this choice is compatible with more players). Then set the REC Mode by pressing that button repeatedly (SP (2 hours per disc), LP or XP(1 hour per disc). For one-touch recording (recording the current program that you are receiving on the device), select your Channel and Audio track then press REC. If you press REC several times, you will set when the recording stops. Otherwise it will not end until you press STOP.

For timed recording, press Timer Record. Then go through all the items to set the DVD recording information. Record mode, Channel, start and stop times. The left and right arrows let you change menu sections and the up down scroll through the settings. Press Enter to save the programmed recording. Then press Return. Make sure blank media (or with enough room for the programmed item) is in the machine. On some units, you will need to turn off the machine for the Timed Recording to work.

For recording from external sources, press Input instead of Channel.

For any recording, leave a bit of extra space on the disc to Finalize the DVD if you will want to play the disc on other players.

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Unable to operate recorder at all.


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How to program vcr using L1L2


I think that L1 and L2 are the extension inputs (scart/phono) from an external source therfor you will only be able to record whatever channel they are on. to make a timed recording you will have to input time date channel you will be unable to record via videoplus.
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Timer programming


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VCR won't record at a set time


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This problem is usually caused by incorrect time & date.

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