The easiest way to set up the VCR for recording is to have a copy of the manual. You can download a copy of the manual for your VCR right from our site. Please click on the following link:http://www.fixya.com/support/p202181-toshiba_w522_vhs_vcr/manual-5892
Once the webpage opens up you just have to click on the blue link that is labeled as Download this Manual.
The file is in the pdf format. If you don't already have the Adobe Free Reader you can download it from this website:
Just click on the orange box that has the word DOWNLOAD in it. If you
save the file to your Desktop all you have to do is double-click the
icon that it creates and the reader will install itself. You can then
double-click the file for your manual and it will automatically load the
reader and display itself in the reader.
Once you download the manual you will find the instructions that you need on pages 26-28. If you need any further help please let me know.