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Are you asking how to change the record speed to extended play? This is usually given as a choice when programming a recording. You use your remote to scroll through various options on the input screen and you should find that you can choose between sp/ep/lp (standard, extended and long play)

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SOURCE: SP/EP mode?

This again, is set via the remote, in the on-screen menu.

Posted on Jun 04, 2007

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SOURCE: VHS Tape recording time mode

There should be either a switch or button on the front panel
that changes the display panel to reflect mode change
If not then If you have osd then you will have to change
speeds via the osd record mode or timer mode (if exist)

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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it will automatically play at the speed the tape was recorded at. but if you want to change record speeds here's how: you should be able to access menu functions from the front of the vcr, if so, put a tape to be recorded into the unit and then set the timer for a couple of minutes.while you are on the timer menu it will ask you for recording speed. set the timer record speed to ep and let it record for two minutes and let it record for the full time untill it stops recording. the record speed will automatically change settings to whatever you used last on timer record.

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Hi, Try push (Menu) button on VCR Recorder to see Tape speed. Then follow instructions on TV to change speed of tape........Crazyred94

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

SOURCE: CHAGE SPEED FROM SP TP EP

If I remember correctly there is a switch on the front behind a small door that you pull open.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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My plug has been changed how do I get ep off of my unit


Which plug did you change? "EP" stands for Extended Play. A VHS recorder has three speeds. EP is the slowest. A standard 2-hour tape will record for 2 hours at the highest speed (SP), 4 hours at the middle speed (SP) and 6 hours in EP. There is a trade off. The faster the tape moves past the recording/playback heads, the higher the picture quality and visa versa. So EP gives you long recording time at a cost in quality.

I doubt that the unit being in EP mode has anything to do with the cable. You did not say what brand and model recorder you have, but in general, the speed is adjusted with a switch on the front panel (older models) or via your remote control.

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You may have dirty heads in the vcr---most 4 head machines use two for sp and the other two for lp and or ep.

Tape residue will usually be seen on the drum where the heads are when this happens--also look for the black residue on the tape guides that hold the tape in position against the drum-------

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Changing SP to EP


Select "REC MODE" from the system menu.

Refer to the "MENU SETTINGS" and "SYSTEM MENU" sections of the manual (pages 18 and 20 in my copy) for full details. If you need a manual, you can download one at
http://books.jvc.com/Download/116492749/LYT1214-001C.pdf

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Most VCR's have a default recording setting for recording speed or other settings. It's just a question of finding the right menu. Have a good look around the menus. However the VCR might default to SP after recording in EP, however the playback should switch to EP when playing.

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VCR LP/EP compatibility


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No, not usually. If you've recorded a tape at LP and put it another machine that doesn't have LP, it usually won't play properly. Some machines that have only SP/EP will do this, but they are got scarce as more manufacturers dropped the LP speed. Your best bet is to buy an older one from a thrift shop or a garage sale, making sure that it will play LP. Then, copy your older LP tapes to SP or EP (Run the OUT from the LP unit to the IN on the SP/EP unit, and choose "record from line in", "aux", or "rear input").

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Change VCR settings from SP to LP or EP


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I have a Panasonic VCR with a different, but I know how to 'fix' your problem on my m/c. The remote for my m/c has a "REC MODE" button; operating that button changes from SP to EP etc. Check it with the "Program" button on your TV screen.
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Changing to ep


Hi, Try push (Menu) button on VCR Recorder to see Tape speed. Then follow instructions on TV to change speed of tape........Crazyred94

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Sony VCR plays/recordes in EP mode but not in SP mode - need schematic


sounds like it needs a good cleaning, you will notice this problem in sp first when needs cleaned. however if you had done this I would go over it again and if not then change the video head

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