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VHS to DVD dubbing

Tried dubbing from a VHS to DVD using the push button on the unit, also went thru the remote. Neither works. When I push the button to start the screen turns gray momentarily then nothing.

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Re: VHS to DVD dubbing

Press the 'DVD' button then 'Input' button at the top of the remote until 'Line1' or 'Line2' input is selected. I messed with this for quite a while until I finally looked at Sony's web site which states this.

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Need manual for toshiba D-vr 610 recorder

For VHS -> DVD dubbing, make sure that you put in a compatible writable DVD with enough space for the video. For dubbing a DVD to VHS, make sure that you have a VHS tape with the erase protection tab on the tape. Insert the blank media in the correct side and the media that you want to record in the other. Press Setup on the remote, then select the General Settings menu. Then select Recording and finally Dubbing. (Use the up/down arrows to navigate the menus and press Enter to select an option.) Select the type of dubbing that you want to do. Press Setup to exit. Then press the DVD or VCR button (with the item to record) and press play and pause when you reach the point that you want to start the recording. Then press the other device button and press the Dubbing button (on the remote or the unit). Press Stop when done recording the selection.

Note: copy-protected videos can't be dubbed.

Crutchfield and Toshiba both have the manual for the DVR-610 . Crutchfield has the manual here: . See page 49 for a set of screen captures of the steps for duplicating a video.

I hope this helps.

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How can I record from dvd to vcr? Is that possible?

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How do you record dvd to vhs and from vhs to dvd

For VHS to DVD, put the tape to dub in the VHS slot and a blank DVD in the DVD tray. Make sure the DVD is compatible with the DVD recorder (see the recommended disc list) and is unfinalized if you are using a R/W disc. Close the tray. Set the unit to VCR mode with the DVD/VCR button. Advance the tape to the place that you want the recording to start. Then press the Dubbing button (either on the remote or the unit itself). Select the recording mode (SP, LP etc), highlight Dubbing then press Enter or Dubbing. Press Stop to interrupt the recording.

For DVD to VHS, put a blank tape in the VCR (make sure the protection tab has not been broken off) and the DVD to duplicate in the DVD tray and close the tray. Put the unit in DVD mode by pressing the DVD/VCR button. Find the point at which you want to start recording the DVD. Again press Dubbing and set up the recording mode and highlight Dubbing and press Enter or Dubbing.

Note that copyprotected content can not be recorded.

The manual for this recorder is on the right side of the page here: . See page 48 for the screen captures of setting the recording mode part of the dubbing procedure.

I hope this helps.

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1. Set up with a new blank DVD.
2. Insert VHS and adjust to the beginning of
your recording.
3. Use the DUBBING button on your remote: you can adjust video quality (2 hours or 4 hours play) at this point.
4. RTFM for use of the PAUSE and DUBBING buttons to skip over commercials etc.

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