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Setting the recorder mode

How do I change the recorder mode from SP to EP?

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  • kand Nov 13, 2007

    I don't have the remote to this vcr. Is there any way to change the recorder mode manually?

  • kwokie2 Dec 11, 2008

    how to manually change the mode speed on vcr

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Usually with the remote. see answer to the top question.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

  • video guru Nov 13, 2007

    There is no way you can change the recording mode manually

    if there is no control on the front of the VCR itself. (it may be

    hidden inside a little door) if you have a older VCR that lets

    you program it from the VCR itself you can set a timer on it

    and and set it at ep speed that way. That's the only way you can do it. Or find a remote, a cheap kind that will

    let you program the VCR from it. But there's probably no use

    to buy an expensive remote because new vcrs with remotes are so cheap now in my my area anyway around $30 here.

    an expensive $80 remote might have a direct programable

    button to set the vcr speed . but that's a waste of money

    when you can buy a new vcr for less.



    but note programing them is a hassle if you make one small

    mistake it probably won't come on. make sure you check

    it at least 3 times. (then it still might not come on for some reason) thats why they made dvrs) its easier to just be home to see if its

    recording the show or let the VCR record the whole tape full and

    set it early and you see that it is on if you see it recording

    you know that it will recording for the 6 or 8 hours in ep speed.

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