I have a surveillence cameras and a orion vcr set up to record. It did fine the first time but when we tried to tape over the vhs tapes after viewing we can't get it to record. What are we doing wrong and is there anyway to reset the vcr we don't have a remote and can't tell which channel its set to. Help we need to be recording activity in our 24 hour gym.
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If you have the cameras being recorded by a vcr (tape) the answer is no. For you to have the ability to view full screen it must be recorded on a hard drive where all cameras can be recorded separately. This is not possible with a tape machine.
The chain of cabling that you have should go like this; First in line should be the wall supplying the cable box. Then, the cable box connects to the VCR, then the out of the VCR should go to the TV. Select whatever channel you desire, make sure that the VCR is on Channel 3 or 4, (Whichever the back of the cable box is set) then select 3,4 or line/AUX to see the results....accordianman
I'm sorry but, there is no way to set the speed without the remote. Last time I checked a remote for a VR213 was less than $15.00 delivered. Just FYI. If you change your mind call the number on the unit. Sorry. No magic bullits.
The tape drive mechanism is defective. Most likely a jam in the roller track. It will cost more to repair than the unit is worth. 99% of all Time Lapse VCR's have been switched out with digital recorders. You can get a basic DVR for about 1000.
I think the E3 error code indicates an error with the tape drive mechanism. If it ate a tape, this would indeed be the problem. Time Lapse VCR's are not very popular anymore, everything has gone to digital. It would most likely cost you more to fix that VCR than to switch out to a digital recorder.
Other advantages are -
No tape to change
Very good recorded image quality compared to VCR
Most digital units have capability for remote viewing over the internet
You can set the unit to "alert" you if there is movement in the garden
Most late VCRs require the remote box to set the clock, timed recording etc. Assuming you have the Orion remote, it should have a programming or menu button, and the function you need can be selected from a list of options.
If the remote is an aftermarket unit (non-Orion), it must have the capability to do the advanced setup (clock set etc.). Many aftermarket remotes only do basic channel selection, and tape functions (play, rewind, stop, etc.).