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Changing from sp to ep

I have lost my remote and I need to know how to change the play from SP to EP

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It will automatically play at the speed the tape was recorded at. but if you want to change record speeds here's how: you should be able to access menu functions from the front of the vcr, if so, put a tape to be recorded into the unit and then set the timer for a couple of minutes.while you are on the timer menu it will ask you for recording speed. set the timer record speed to ep and let it record for two minutes and let it record for the full time untill it stops recording. the record speed will automatically change settings to whatever you used last on timer record.

Posted on May 02, 2008

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Hi, Try push (Menu) button on VCR Recorder to see Tape speed. Then follow instructions on TV to change speed of tape........Crazyred94

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Hi, Try push (Menu) button on VCR Recorder to see Tape speed. Then follow instructions on TV to change speed of tape........Crazyred94

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