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VHS Tape recording time mode

How do I tell the VCR whether to use SP, LP or EP mode?

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Re: 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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