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Will not time recor with tv off

When the time record is sent for a program and the tv is off the vcr will go on but the program is is not recorded.I can't believe if I sent the vcr to tape a program at 8;00pm I need to leave the tv on all day when I'm not home.
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    will not record when tv is off. It previously did What happened?

    How can I fix it

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No need to switch on the t.v for timer recording.inform the model number of the vcr.

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Manual recording procedure


I am assuming that is what they ment.

Because a DVD Player would not be able to Recored anything at all. And he did not mention anything about there being a VCR in it or anything about a VCR in Fact.

You would have to Have a DVD Recorder to Record anything onto DVD's

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I have a Goldstar VCR and I want to record a tv program using it. How do I do it?


Most Goldstar VCRs only have an analog tuner. (TVs do not often have an option to output their video to another device.)

So first what is the source of the TV program? If it is an OTA analog or CATV cable. Set up the VCR normally by connecting the incoming signal cable to the VCR and then use the coax out to the TV. Scan for channels and set the VCR to record the desired program. (Either use the timed record or one touch record method.)

If your source is digital, you will need a set top box (either a digital to analog converter or cable box). To split an incoming OTA signal between your TV and the converter box, you can use a switch or a splitter. (A splitter will give lower signal strength to both the TV and the converter box.)

Depending on the box, you can either connect a coax cable from the box to the VCR and then to the TV or composite video from the box to the VCR. If you use coax, set the converter to channel 3 or channel 4 and record that channel. Otherwise set the VCR to record Line 1.

To record, put in a tape with sufficient space available with an intact safety tab. For One Touch Recording, set the VCR to the desired channel and tape speed. Then press Rec. Press several time for a timed recording. For Timed recording, press Menu > Program. Press Select and move through the list to program day to record, the start/stop time, and channel, etc. When done, press Menu to save the setting. The timer light should come on (most VCRs will turn off).

I hope this helps.

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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...


Hi,
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.
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My drv/vcr recorder wont record,i'v tried several dvd's and it wont read them it keeop saying it cant be recored on


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Dvr is programmed but at times "chooses" not to record show and other times it does record


Be sure that a DVR timer is set to fire, instead of an auto tune. Also if it is a series then make sure you select new episodes, your dvr will not recor a program if it has already recorded the same program once, ( re run) you can also check your scehdule in your dvr to check if timer has been deleted or modified.

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make sure the tv is on channel 3, and the vcr also on channel 3 -if trying to record from cable or satalite. then make sure tape is rewound all the way. do a test by hitting record on vcr. let it record for a few minutes. rewind it, then just hit play. Dont change any channels until you are ready to record the program of choice. After this test. And recording is successful. Rewind the tape again. And change the channel to your choice. Hit record at time of or go into menu of your vcr and set up a time to record shows.

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Owners manual


Turn on power to TV, and DVD/VCR, set TV to channel 3 or 4
Insert video cassette
Select desired channel by using CH/TRK
Set the desired recoring speed (SP or EP)
Press REC once
Press STOP to stop recording.

Timer Recording,
Press Menu and the Main menu will appear.
Use up and down arrows to choose the Timer record menu
Press Select/Enter to go to the Timer Record menu.
Use arrows to choose the program no. (1-8)
Use down arrow to choose Month option
Use arrows to choose the desired month
Use down arrow to choose the Day option
Use arrows to choose the desired day
Use down arrow to choose Start Option
Use arrows to choose the desired start time
Use down arrow to choose the Stop option
Use arrows to choose the desired stop time.
Use down arrow to choose the Channel option
Use arrows to choose the desired channel (Channel, Line1 or Line2)

Cable users: If you have Cable TV and used Cable Box in Connecting Antenna/Cable TV to DVD/VCR using a cable box converter, you must set the channel in this step to match the cable box output channel (usually 3 or 4). Change channels on the cable box instead of the DVD/VCR

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