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Can i program the vcr to record one show weekly?

I would like to know if there is anyway i can program this vcr to record the same program weekly without having to put each week in?

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How do i record a show onto a tape?

lets say you are hooked up correctly (cable to VCR in (from cable/sat box) & cable to TV from VCR out) and the VCR is set to Ch 3,, (PLEASE NOTE THE TV MUST BE ON CH 3)

program a recording
the VCR clock / date must be set and not flashing 12:00
then you go to menu, program a recording by imputing the start time / end time of the show and the date it will be recorded and Ch 3...(you might have to set your cable box for the same date/time as the VCR or manually turn to that ch you wish to record that morning or before you go to bed) put a new tape in the machine....

manual recording
a show,game or special comes on and you sitting and want to watch and record and even edit (no commercials) put tape in... press record button get the remote so you can pause (on commercials) and press pause again to resume recording


Dec 26, 2010 | Sony SLV-678HF VHS VCR

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I have a vwm-400 Sanyo video cassette recorder. The clock on the recorder is set to the correct time! I programmed time recording for a set time to record a program on TV, but timed recording is not...

After programing/ feeding record time in VCR, press Timer button on VCR so it will go into standby mode with Timer indication. VCR will automatically turn On at set time and will record program of set channel.
Let me know if you have additional question.

Dec 18, 2010 | Sanyo VCRs

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Hos do you program the vcr to recorde a show withthe cable box

You need to connect the cable box to the VCR using a SCART lead. Note which input you connect it to on the VCR (usually called AV1 or 2, or L1 or L2) To record your show, put the cable box onto the desired channel, then set the vcr to the correct input. (on the remote there will be a button marked input select or AV or AUX) Now when you record, it will record whatever the cable box is showing. :)

Jul 11, 2010 | VCRs

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Samsung VR5508 VHS VCR doesn't record a TV program.

I do still need assistance with my VCR problem, however, I do not want to sign up for a plan. I will find someone local to me for this problem.
Thank you anyway.

Jan 10, 2010 | Samsung VR5508 VHS VCR

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Can;t record on VCR since Comcast went Digital

I have Dish Network and a DVR and I do not know what I would do without it. I can record 2 shows at once and watch to 2 recorded programs while recording two shows. But getting to your problem... It sounds like the vcr cannot process the digital signal. You could try hooking up the vcr to the rca inputs from the cable box but you will only be able to record whatever channel the cable box is on. Any way you hook them up the programming of the vcr to change channels at different times for different programs probably won't work now. It sounds like Direct TV with two DVRs will solve your recording needs.

Sep 13, 2009 | Toshiba VCRs

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You have to go the main menu and select record times, and day. Make sure you leave your tv set on, and on the channel that you wish to record the program on. You can set the start and stop times a few minutes before and after on the vcr, just to make sure you get the whole program. You can also set the vcr to record this program every day, any day of when ever you wish you can just manually hit "record on the vcr remote. Good luck, let me know how you make out! Thanks

Aug 12, 2009 | VCRs

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My zenith vcr recorder is recording blank but not my tv show and I don't know why. I have it plugged in to my tv - I have cox cable and a tivo box. My cable box runs ino my tivo and then to my tv. My vcr...

It seems to me that you have only got one set of RCA Cablec between the TV and VCR ( from VCR Video out to TV Video In), as such the VCR only works in playback mode, you need a second set of RCA cables (from TV Video Out to VCR Video In) then select the appropriate input (Video) for the VCR. make sure to follow the colour coding on the RCA plug / socket arrangement

Jun 18, 2009 | Zenith VR4206HF VHS VCR

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VCR not timer recording, VCR will not turn on with timer

If no menu, unplug, and let it set a few minutes. Replug and the on-screen menu should appear. Reset the set-up (date, etc). I had the same experience as one of the other posters with JVC customer service telling me the menu button on the remote was malfunctioning, and I should purchase a new remote from them.
After you input your programming, be sure to hit the Timer button on your remote. If you want to change tapes or playback, you will need to hit the Timer button again (take it off Timer) for access to your VCR. Be sure to reset it to Timer afterwards, or you will not be able to record.

Feb 17, 2009 | JVC HR-A592U S-VHS VCR

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Vcr timed recordings

I'd be pretty certain that every VCR made these days (and of the last 10-15+ years) can be set to do a timed recording. They can be set for a one time recording, weekly or daily record. Whether used with a cable/satellite box, or outside antenna, you must ensure proper hookup. I'm not real familiar with recent cable/sat receiver boxes, but older ones had to be set to the channel you wanted to record, as the VCR will only see that channel. On older cable (no cable box) & outdoor antenna systems, a VCR could tune in and record any channel, while you watched another one. Anyway, check the capability of the cable/sat box, and follow suggested hookup. You will likely need to set the box to the channel you want to record before you retire for the night.

Sep 26, 2007 | VCRs

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How to set the vcr to record

Hi I'm not familiar with your model in particular, but normally there will be a timer button on the remote that you must press, or you must turn the vcr off after programming it for the timer recordings to be made. There should be a timer indicator on the front, either a symbol or a red light depending on the age of the vcr. If you program it, then press the timer button on the remote, the timer light should be on and the vcr will shut itself off, if it is the other type, then the timer indicator should stay lit when you shut off the machine. If that light is on, then your timer recordings should work. Hope this helps, good luck!

Feb 06, 2007 | Hitachi VTMX4510A S-VHS VCR

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