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Timer recording on GoVideo VR2940

I am a Time Warner cable subscriber using a cable box with my Mitsubishi TV CK-35306. I have a GoVideo VR2940 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo. In trying to program a timer recording, when I get to the poiint of setting the channel to be recorded I can get only Channels 3, 7, 75 and then Line 1 and then Line 2. (Channel 3 is my channel for using the recorder/player.)

I am able to record only Channel 3.

How do I get other channels set to record?

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Re: Timer recording on GoVideo VR2940

First, you need to have the cable directly input into the recorder.

If you only plug the cable box into the machine, you get what is happening now.
After splitting the cable, one side into te box and the other into the recorder, run the channel seek part of the program and it will scan all the channels available on the cable and place them in memory.

Then plug the output of the cable box into the other input on the recorder, and you get yor pay channels and upper tiers.

Your recorder is now a switching unit as well


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