Samsung DVD-V4600A Combo DVD / VCR will no longer timer record to Videotape
This is a combo DVD / VCR unit. I used to be able to program the VCR to "timer record" shows (i.e. program it to turn on and record). This has recently stopped working.
If I simply press "Record" on the panel or remote, the VCR records just fine.
I have had some issues with the TV recently (blown fuse due to a storm), but I have verified the connections, so that is not the issue. I have double-checked the settings on the VCR (i.e. time / date).
It does record, after all, just the timer function seems to have failed.
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In short, no. Not with this unit on its own. No function for recording from or copying to DVDs exists with this brand/model.
A separate DVD recorder is required. I don't know of anyone who records DVDs to tape these days.
You are correct; the manual states clearly you cannot record from the DVD deck in this machine, which is a bit unusual, considering other brands of combos such as LG, SONY and PANASONIC offered an input (which was between channels or could be selected via remote) to allow DVD to VHS recording within the one unit.
I would presume you can connect this combo to the input of a DVD recorder, play a videotape and it will work via cables. DVDs last longer than tapes anyway.
Your universal remote would have seperate selection buttons for VCR and DVD. If you don't have a VCR button, use AUX. Try programming each function seperately - DVD code for your manufactirer on the DVD button and VCR code for your manufacturer on the VCR button.
To be able to select AV1, you have to first go into the setup menu and set the control set top box setting to OFF. I think you go to the menu >> setup >> features >> set top box control >> select OFF. Note that this has the side effect of erasing any previously stored timer settings.
ZNREL, I've done this with Dish Pro before. Setup the Dish remote to control the Mag combo in the VCR position. Press the SAT button and select the guide. Go to the program in the guide and select it. The "record this program" routine should pop up, set it up. Here's the key, make sure the Dish remote has the VCR button selected and that the remote is placed where it can "see" the Mag combo. At the set time, the Dish remote will change the DishPro to the proper channel and then issue s "record" command via infrared to the Mag combo to start recording. DishNet has all of the device codes to their remotes downloadable from their site.
Try setting the clock again paying close attention to AM and PM settings as well as everything else. REC/OTR is for recording "on the spot". Make sure unit is in proper mode with the DVD/VCR button. Customer service number is usually on a sticker on these units.