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Topic # 86082 30-Jun-2011 20:00 Send private message

Okey doke got given an old VCR and it plays beautifully, however I would love to be able to record stuff from the idiot box, but all the recording functions appear to have been on the missing remote

The VCR is a JVC - HR-J291EA

whatever that means, Most of the universal remotes i have seen don't seem to support record functions, and the price of a replacement remote is a bit of joke considering VCRs are so near to extinction. Kind of hoping someone has an old remote lying around for one of these.

And yes i know I should get a freeview recording box thingie, but i am saving that until i have actually managed to get a proper job, doing odd jobs is just not reliable.

 

 

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  Reply # 488076 30-Jun-2011 21:31 Send private message

You will probably be able to buy a remote at the same place you buy your VHS tapes....
(sometimes some function buttons are behind a flip down panel)

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  Reply # 488144 1-Jul-2011 08:27 Send private message

Ive got a universal remote that has a record button and supports some JVC VCRs but dosent say what models exactly.

If interested let me know




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  Reply # 488173 1-Jul-2011 09:58 Send private message

Probably been mentioned before, but sometimes the basic harmony remotes are down to around $40 and they'd probably have your device in their equipment database.

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  Reply # 488185 1-Jul-2011 10:34 Send private message

Jaxson: Probably been mentioned before, but sometimes the basic harmony remotes are down to around $40 and they'd probably have your device in their equipment database.


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  Reply # 488357 1-Jul-2011 17:33 Send private message

Thanks all, will check out all this stuff over the next week or so

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  Reply # 488382 1-Jul-2011 18:38 Send private message

When I had a JVC VHS, there was a crapload of buttons to do with the timer record on the remote instead of a nice logical menu, it had up and downs for start time and end time and stuff.

Right PITA to use, I bet they thought they were making it easier for people when designing it.




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