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Can't get vcr to record

Have a toshiba W522 vcr, will play a movie fine with sound and picture but can not get it to record. it is connected to our Sharp big screen tv, we have it set for input 2 HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: can't get vcr to record

Make sure you are giving the VCR a signal.
If using a RF source (cable or antenna), make sure the VCR's tuner is set up for the right type and channels.
When trying to record put the TV's input to the VCR to make sure it is getting what you want.

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I'm going to venture a guess that what might have happened is you changed the mode of recording. VCRs record in either short play, or long play, or even super long play. As the length of playtime goes up, the quality goes down, because for short play, a 6 hr tape will record only two, whereas a 12 hour tape will record four hours. More information is stored on the tape, so the quality of picture and sound increase, but a longer movie could be cut off. You can adjust the play-length with the sp/slp buttons on your remote control.

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