Question about GoVideo Go Video DVD/VCR Combo
I have a Go Video combo VCR and DVD player and am having trouble with understanding how to run it. The Go Video site and phone number are of absolutely no help. There is no website for the go video electronics.com. The phone number gets a person who answers and forwards you to someone who never answers. The alternate number isn't connected. The actual instruction manual doesn't explain some fairly easy things to work on the VCR. I have a Go Video with the number of YGDV2817. These are the questions I have on it. What's the difference between the capacity on SP or SLP? I know one is slow play and one is super long play, but I'm getting about 3 hours of tv time on an 8 hour tape. ??? How do you change the sp or the slp when taping "live" as opposed to something that is pre-timed to start recording or is it set on the one speed or the other? ?? How do you view all the programs you have time recorded?? How do you erase the settings for shows recorded? If you unplug the set, will it "forget" the settings or retain them? I tried to unplug the set and it immediately went back to the correct time and the settings. Does it need to be off for a longer period of time to "reboot." There is a page that comes up with the numbers in boxes that lasts onscreen for about 5 seconds..then goes back to the regular screen. On the screen for the resetting, there are options for the up and down arrows and the right and left arrows, and the quit setup mode and also a setting that says " PAGE: next, prev", but there is no button on the remote that does anything for the next previous setting, that I would assume, get you to program 2, 3, etc. ???? Can anyone help me on this??? The only thing I have figured out is that the clear/reset button will erase the settings on program 1, but that is it. I can't get beyond it or anywhere that shows in sequence, the programs set up to time record. Judy Fallon in Lincoln, Ne
As with any VCR, there are rubber parts inside that have become slick. This is a simple repair for any shop. The mechanisms are Samsung ones if I remember correctly. Expect a parts cost between $20-$40. Add in the local labor rate for the total cost. This is worth the repair cost as any replacement would not last anywhere near as long. This is also a normal occurrance as rubber parts harden with age. I have repaired many of these over the years.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
You can try cleaning the video tape heads. The vcr has 2 different heads. One for audio which is fixed and a drum head for video with 2 heads on it that rotate. The best way to clean them is to take a lint free cloth ad wrap it tightly around your finger. Put some alcohol on the cloth and place it on the drum. Then rotate the drum as you hold your finger against the drum. DO NOT move your finger up and down as you can brake the head off. The other option is to go buy a head cleaning stick. It's a piece of chamie on a plastic tongue depressor. I've cleaned hundreds of them with my finger though. You can clean the whole tape path with the rag. Good Luck.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
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