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Operation with tape (Continued)
Instant Timer Recording (ITR)
Your VCR allows you to make recordings using a variety of simple methods: Instant Timer Recording (ITR) start recording immediately for a set period of time or until the video cassette runs out. Your DVD+VCR incorporates Long Play (LP) which enables you to record up to twice the amount of time on a video cassette. For example an E-180 will record up to 180 minutes using Standard Play (SP); using LP you will be able to record up to 360 minutes. Please note there will be a slight loss in picture and sound quality when using LP.
Press SPEED if you wish to record in Long Play or Standard Play. SP will produce improved picture and sound quality, however LP will provide twice as much recording time as SP. Press RECORD on the remote to start recording. RECORD will appear on the TV screen. Press RECORD on your unit or press RECORD on the remote several times. Each successive press will increase the record time by 30 minutes until you reach a maximum of 9 hours. Press PAUSE/STEP ; to avoid recording unwanted scenes. Press PAUSE/STEP ; to continue recording. If you press PAUSE/STEP ; during ITR, the DVD/VCR will enter the record pause mode and ITR is cancelled. Tapes can be paused for up to 5 minutes; RECP will be displayed when a tape is paused. After 5 minutes your DVD+VCR will stop recording to prevent damaging the tape or your DVD+VCR. Press STOP to end recording. STOP will appear on the TV screen for a few seconds.
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Make sure that you have correctly connected your VCR as described earlier in this book. Press 1 to turn on your VCR. Insert a video cassette with protection tab into your VCR. The video cassette should have the window side facing up and the arrow facing away from you. Press 3 or 4 to select the programme number you wish to record. You may also directly select programme number using the numbered buttons on the remote control. If you wish to record directly from the SCART or RCA sockets repeatedly press INPUT until the socket you wish to record from is displayed. AV 1 for recording from EURO AV1 SCART socket on the rear of your unit. AV 2 for recording from EURO AV2 SCART socket on the rear of your unit. AV 3 for recording from VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN (Left & Right) sockets on the front of your unit.
Notes G If you do not wish to record on a tape (this can happen quite easily by accident!) remove the protection tab on the back edge of the video cassette. G It is possible to record on a video cassette with the record protection tab removed by covering the hole with self adhesive tape. G Remember you can record one programme while watching another by starting your instant recording, press TV/VIDEO to appear TV indicator in the display window and then selecting a different channel on your TV.