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Hello... When I tape record, there seems to be the OTR that has a :30 minute timer , which switches from recording to playing the TV when thirty minutes runs out. I'd like to have my VCR record uninterruptedly. I need help with that setting, please...

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Usually by pressing the OTR button repeatedly will increase the time in 30 min. increments. Not familiar with your unit but it usually will extend out to 3 or 4 hours and then reset to 0 min. By the way OTR means One Touch Record. There should be a way to record and not use the OTR feature. I will do more research and add a comment if I find this out.

Good Luck

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Hi,

Would you be so kind as to postback with the make and model of your TV and/or yout DVD/VCR combo pls.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Brand and model of your vcr please.

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