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Programming the vcr

I need instructions on how to set the time,day and how to program channels

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You need to use the remote control...go to the setup button upper right corner of the circular ring...menu shows clock...use arrows on the ring to highlight and in and out with the horizontal
arrows..select manual and set date and time..for channels you have to select scan for channels..and
delete unneeded channels..good luck..

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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.

Cindy Wells

Aug 05, 2011 | Goldstar GBV241 DVD Player/VCR

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It will not record. it is programed.


Is it the dvd or the vcr mode that will not record? What source are you recording from - ie are you trying to record a channel that the tuner can read or is it coming from a set top box? Is the clock properly set for timed recording? This unit only has an NTSC (analog) tuner. If you are recording OTA from a converter box, make sure the correct channel/input is selected for the unit to see the content from the converter box.

If it's the dvd, make sure that there is sufficient space on the disc. Also check that the disc is not finalized and is compatible. Try a different brand. Is the machine recognizing discs properly? If it isn't reading any disc, then the tracking might be off or the laser needs cleaning. Try a cleaning disc but the unit may need service. DRM issues may apply for content from a set top box and block the recording to DVD.

If it is the VCR, then make sure that the tape has sufficient space left and that the write protect tab has not been removed from the cassette. (If it has and you do want to overwrite it, put tape over the opening.)

For timed recordings, make sure you turned off the unit after programming the schedule. You disrupt the timer when the unit is on. Power failures will also clear the programming if they last more than 30 seconds.

The unit was manufactured by Funai for Philips. You can get the manual here: http://www.funai-corp.com/support/manuals.aspx . Search for the model number to get the PDF.

I hope these ideas help.

Cindy Wells

Jan 18, 2011 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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I just need to know how to link up my Allegro DVD/VCR REMOTE CONTROL to my Phllips Magnavox Television.


TUNING This DVD+VCR is equipped with a frequency synthe- sized tuner capable of receiving up to 181 channels. These include VHF channels 2-13, UHF channels 14-69 and CATV channels 1-125. Auto Channel Programming 1. Choose the SOURCE SELECT option, then use b / B to select TUNER. Use b / B to switch among TUNER, LINE1, and LINE2. 2. Choose the AUTO CHANNEL SET option, then use b / B to find channels. • The tuner will automatically cycle through all available channels (TV/CATV) in the area and place them in the tuner's memory. •After the AUTO CHANNEL SET is complete, the TUNING menu will hide and return to the TV screen automatically. 3. Make sure the TUNING BAND is set appropriately (TV or CATV). • TV : If you are using a standard antenna to receive channels. •CATV : If you are using basic cable to receive channels.

Oct 15, 2010 | Allegro DVD/VCR ABV511

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I need help programming vcr to tape show


Since the V9800 has no built-in tuner, your TV set must be set to the channel your show to be taped is on. There is no way to tune it to any particular channel. Now, isn't that convenient?

Feb 16, 2010 | Samsung DVD-V9800 DVD Player/VCR

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Need codes


Unit does not have a manual, but I did find this -

For brands that require programming, there are two ways to program: Using Code Lists or Code Search. Use Code Search if the code lists are not available or if the codes from the lists do not operate a device.

Programming a Device using Code Search:

  1. Manually turn ON your device (TV, VCR, Cable Box)
  2. Press and "HOLD" CODE SEARCH
  3. Press and release the device button you want to set up (TV, VCR, Cable Box) However, if you are using AUX for a device, press and release AUX first and then the device button for the type of device to be programmed (TV, VCR, or Cable). The selected device button will flash once.
  4. Release CODE SEARCH.
  5. Press OFF/ON repeatedly until the device turns off (you may have to press up to 100 times at a rate of once per second).
  6. Once the device turns off, press and release ENTER.
  7. With the device on, press any other button. If the device responds, no further programming is required. If the device does not respond, repeat steps 1-6.

Programming a device using the Code Lists:

  1. Find codes for each device and brand below.
  2. Press and "HOLD" CODE SEARCH.
  3. Press and release the TV, VCR or Cable button you want to set up. If programming AUX for a device, press and release AUX first and then the device to be programmed (TV, VCR or Cable). When the selected device button flashes proceed to the next step.
  4. Enter the three digit code from the TV, VCR or Cable Box code lists.

  5. Release CODE SEARCH.
  6. With the device on, press another button, for example CHANNEL UP. If the device responds, no further programming is required. If the device does not respond, repeat steps 1-5 using another code number from the lists.
Let me know if this works, and if not, I'll keep looking.

Feb 01, 2009 | JVC DR-MV100B DVD Recorder/VCR

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I cannot program the vcr to record i just do not know how to I can play tapes or wath the disk but cannot recore


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.

Jan 04, 2009 | Symphonic WV806 DVD Player/VCR

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Channel stuck and can't record shows the same night


Your two problems are related - the DVD player lost contact with the local PBS channel, which altered its internal clock.

Add a red, white and yellow cable from one of the outs on the back of the cable box to the slot marked AV1 IN on the back of the Philips. Then redo the channel programming - press the System Menu button and change Tuning Band to CATV - it will then ask you if you want to do an Auto Channel Set - say Yes.

Once it is done with the channel programming, turn the DVD player to whatever channel PBS is on in your area's cable service. Then go back to System Menu - select Clock Set and go to Auto. Alternatively, you can select Manual under Clock Set and change the date by hand).

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Sep 24, 2008 | Philips DVDR3320 DVD Recorder/VCR

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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

Mar 15, 2008 | Sanyo DVW-5000 DVD Player/VCR

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DVD/VCR combo won't record off of the t.v. even after programmed


Do you have a scart lead connected to E1 or E2 on the recorder.

Feb 19, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Programming channels


Press Menu, press up and down arrows to choose the Input Select option then press side arrows to set the channel. Tuner will automatically cycle through all available channels in your area. After the Auto channel search is complete make sure the Channel source is set appropriately (TV or CATV) by pressing up and down arrows and chossing the correct source by pressing the side arrows using the channel setup menu. Press Menu to return to the TV screen. Use CH/TRK arrows or CHANNEL arrows on the front panel to cycle the DVD+VCR through the channels in memory.

Sep 02, 2007 | Sanyo DVW-5000 DVD Player/VCR

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