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DVD Recording from Television on DVD and VHS

I have a sansui dvd recorder, and I want to know how to set the timer to record a show from my direct tv satallite. I have lost my manual as well, and I would like to know where to get one free of charge. Thanks.

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Re: DVD Recording from Television on DVD and VHS

First off, be sure that you are on the channel that you want to record!!
Press the setup button, the SETUP menu screen appears.
Select "timer rec set".
Then another screen comes up... select "new"
Enter your times, dates, etc.

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1. Switch on the TV and DVD/VCR and select the correct input on the TV for the player.
2. Set the player for the recording direction, i.e. VCR to DVD . . .

- Press the SETUP key on the Toshiba remote to open the on-screen menu
- Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to highlight GENERAL SETTING then press ENTER
- Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to highlight RECORDING then press ENTER
- Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to highlight DUBBING MODE then press ENTER
- Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to highlight VCR > DVD then press ENTER
- Press the SETUP key again to close the on-screen menu

3. Press VCR to select VCR mode.
4. Insert the cassette you wish to record and fast-forward or rewind it to the position where you want to start recording from. Allow at least 5 seconds extra if not starting the recording from the beginning of a cassette.
5. Press PLAY then press PAUSE immediately.
6. Press DVD to select DVD mode
7. Insert a blank DVD
8. Press the REC MODE button to select the recording mode (XP / SP / LP, etc)
9. Press the DUBBING key to start the recording.

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