Having owned my unit for well over a year when I selected a tv pogram to record from guide + the unit would record and automatically show the program title now however it seems to only sometimes do this it now just displays the channel no.
Is it me???
I have found a solution to my problem by updating the firmware on the DVR. A download of the firmware update and instructions on how to install it can be found at http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/content/support/support/update/DVR.html. Please note that these instructions are for UK (and EU I think) recorders. Please look elsewhere for locations in other parts of the world.
Recording from the guide requires that the unit be off to receive guide info regularly and copy it to the HD. If your reception is poor or your DVD on time is too great, the guide will not have any info, and the recording be nameless, except for channel and time info. You can force the EPG mode by removing the power plug from the back of the unit, but only do this after you have turned the unit off! While copying the guide to the HD, the display shows EPG while th unit is off, and you will hear the HD cycling.
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you have not bothered to give the make and model of your phone so this answer is relevant to uniden dect 1635 but will be a guide to your unit as well as most use the same format
recording a personal greeting (2 to 30 seconds long)
1--open the menu with the phone in stand-by
select answering setup, then record greeting
2--press menu/select to start recording Wait until the system says --"record greeting" before speaking
3--press menu/select to stop recording. The system plays back your new greeting
4--- to keep the message press end
to re-record it press menu/select
in your manual look for the section " using answering system" or "personal the greeting"
That would be the Video Plus system. By pressing the plus code button on the remote a screen will pop up with spaces to add numbers. These numbers used to be found in TV guides. Each programme you want to record will have it's own numbers. So if the show you want has a number say of 679 you enter that number using the channel keys on the remote. When you have the number on you press OK or the enter key depending on the remote and model number. This will then set the timer record.
Unfortunately many TV guides (in the UK) no longer carry the numbers. And if the VCR is an analogue one it won't record anything if you are in the UK. However if you live in a country which still has the service then it will work.
If you are using the video with a converter box, unless you can find a TV guide with the numbers in then you will have to use the manual record setting.
Automatic clock setting is done if you initially accept to use the guide plus system (should do). Only if for some reason it does not work, you can set the clock manually following these steps Clock
Usually, the unit's setup function automatically adjusts the
clock to correct time. Under some reception conditions, however,
the unit cannot set the clock automatically.
In this case, follow the operation steps below to manually set the clock.
1 Press [3, 4] to select "Off" of "Automatic" and press
[OK]. 2 Press [2, 1] to select the item you want to change. The items change as follows:
3 Press [3, 4] to change the setting. You can also use the numbered buttons for setting.
4 Press [OK] when you have finished the settings. The clock starts.
If a TV station transmits a time setting signal, and when
"Automatic" in the Clock setting menu is set to "On", the automatic
time correction function checks the time and if necessary it is
adjusted several times every day.
Hi my name is Mike Houston of DISH Network and I see you want to have your son's recordings on his TV. If you will press the buttons of Menu-8-5 and select Disable and select Done, if your son's TV will not record on his TV please reset the receiver and allow it to power back up. After it has finished acquiring the signal and the Program Guide please try to set a recording for his TV, If the problem still persist please e-mail me at [email protected] and I will assist you further.
The recorder itself will not record the digital SD/HD broadcasts, no. This is because the tuner is not DVB supported (i.e. it is analogue only), however, you can connect a digital set top box to the AV inputs on the unit (assuming the box does not support macrovision to allow recording) - and select the input on the recorder - record the channels to it from the box.
It's messy but cheaper than having to buy a whole new DVD recorder with a digital tuner built in, if your existing unit works perfectly as is. And the bonus is no workshop expense.
Are you still having problems recording live TV shows? You can try unplugging the receiver from the power outlet for 10 seconds and plug back in. This will make the receiver reboot and then acquire satellite signal. Once the acquisition is complete, a program guide download will take place. Allow the download and see if the receiver will allow you to record.
If it doesn't, then run a check switch test. Press your menu button to bring up the main menu. Press 6, 1, and 1 on the remote which will take you to the Point Dish screen. Upper right hand corner of TV screen is a button, "Check Switch". Maneuver to that button and select. You will now be at the "Installation Summary" screen. At the bottom of screen, select "Test" button. Allow the test to run. After completing, it will automatically take you back to installation summary screen. Check for any errors windows. Exit completely out of all menus till you are back to "Acquiring Satellite Signal". Allow program guide download after acquisition, then check if you can record.
I have been able to record down converted HDTV shows on my Panasonic
DMR-EH50 recorder directly to the unit's hard drive and/or directly to
a blank DVD-R disc.
I do not know of any DTV converter box that can provide the proper
codes to the Panasonic DMR-EH50 to allow recording and scheduling of
shows using the unit's built in TV Guide menuing functions (the program recording codes
are essentially VCR Plus codes in the USA and VCR Video codes in the
UK, and this technology was previously owned by TV Guide/Gemstar but
was purchased by Macrovision within the past couple of years.)
When the DMR-EH50 is hooked up to standard RG-59/U coaxial TV cable,
the cable company provides the specific VCR Plus recording codes, as
well as auto setting the time and date information required for the TV
Guide recording schedule menus. The VCR Plus recording codes are sent
via the cable company through the coaxial cable to the end consumer's
device. Since Gemstar's VCR-Plus patents are now owned by Macrovision,
I am not sure of how this works (or will work) for
non-cable/non-satellite customers or if such codes will be made
available by Macrovision to record shows when one receives HDTV signals
(or down converted DTV signals) from an over-the-air antenna.
Though the DMR-EH50 recorder can only record at Standard Definition
(SD) broadcast resolutions, I connect the DMR-EH50 to my High
Definition TV using the three progressive scan YPBPR output cables and switch my HD-TV into the YPBPR mode when I want to watch shows from the DMR-EH50.
YPBPR are the analog video signals carried by three color coded component video cables. The green cable carries the Y
signal; the blue cable carries the PB signal; and the red cable carries the PR signal. The added benefit of using the YPBPR
hookup is that you can 'up convert' a standard DVD disc (non HD Blu-Ray
disc) in progressive scan mode to somethin akin to 720p resolution using the DM-EH50 (or
any other progressive scan DVD player) to get a better quality image on
Visually speaking, the same appears to hold true for playback of
programs recorded on the DMR-EH50's hard drive even though down
converted via the DTV converter box, and when played back on an HD-TV
using the YPBPR progressive scan cabling hookup.
I also been able to successfully record programs from the DTV converter
box to the DMR-EH50 recorder in both 16:9 wide screen and 4:3 normal
aspect ratios, but again only in Standard Definition quality.
For NTSC and PAL formats, the correct aspect ratios for any particular
TV (the rectangular height and width of your output resolution for a TV
screen) can usually be setup correctly for most any DTV converter box
by going carefully through the menus on the converter box. Though the
converted DTV often will yield 'better looking TV' than cable, it's
certainly not high definition however, as the purpose of any DTV
converter box is * not * to yield a High Definition digital TV signal
but a lower quality
Standard Definition signal for viewing on older SD-TVs.
We must remember that what is happening here is that (by NTSC USA standards), we are transcoding
(i.e., down converting) an over the air 1920 x 1080p (progressive scan)
High Definition digital broadcast signal, captured by your over the air
antenna, back to a Standard Definition 720 x 480 resolution analog
broadcast signal (the 720 x 480 resolution is a 4:3 aspect ratio.)
You can accomplish this by either going to the specific TV and selecting the record option at the time the program is about to come on or you can press menu-8-5 and change the record preferences. You can either set the DVR to record programs to the TV2 location by default or TV1 by enabling the record plus feature. In dual mode without record plus enabled all programs you select to record default to the tuner you are viewing e,g, if watching tv1 and selecting to record a program in the future it will record to the tv1 location.In single mode all recordings default to tv2 so you can continue to watch live tv from tv1. I hope this answers your question and thanks for using Fix Ya. Let me know if I can further assist you.
You have to choose your location by zip code and if you have cable, satellite, etc. Then you can choose the day of the week and the time and find your show. When you move the mouse over the show a window will pop up a synopsis, click in the middle of the pop up and it will open another page with info about the show. Scroll down a little and on the left hand side it shows VCR+ and Tivo info. I have not used this feature because I don't know if it will let you set something to record say on a weekly basis. I use my unit to record some TV series which play weekly at the same bat time and same bat channel! Plus this unit has 16 timer record slots, twice as many as any VCR and the programing is much more flexible, Good Luck.