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Author Topic: VCR Commander: STOP Key  (Read 9920 times)


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VCR Commander: STOP Key
« on: February 03, 2006, 09:17:53 AM »

Can someone please help me?  I am very very
new to this and have to set it up because
we have a newborn and we are trying to hire
a nanny:

1)I was only able to record 1 wireless
camera on VCR
2)I am trying to program motion sensor:
when I hit the STOP key on VCR, it doesn't
do what instructions say.  It just blinks
and doesn't light solid ==> also pressing
STOP on my VCR remote doesn't work either.
How does one do this and what do I do next
with 4 wireless cameras?  Thank you.

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Re: VCR Commander: STOP Key
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 04:19:07 PM »

X10 Wireless cameras work in groups of 4.
House Code and Unit 1-4 or 5-8 or 9-12 or 13-
16. Turn on any one of the group the other
three turn off. This is normal and you can
not have more than one on at a time. If you
do there is a very good chance that they
will scramble each other and you will get
nothing but garbage on the receiver.
Can't say anything about the VCR Commander
as I don't use any.

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Re: VCR Commander: STOP Key
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2006, 04:20:45 PM »

One more thing. Most Motion sensors have a
Dusk/Dawn feature. So if the motion is sent
on lets say B1 at Dusk a B2 ON will be sent.
If a camera was on B1 the dusk B2 will turn
it off.


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Re: VCR Commander: STOP Key
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2006, 12:44:00 PM »

Brian:  Thank you for your reply.  You are
however way ahead of me. I am having many
many problems:
1) STOP key on VCR COMMANDER 2 doesn't work
properly==> therefore, how can I record
using motion sensor?

2) I just want to set up 2 cameras with
motion sensors so that vcr records one or
the other.  I'm in an apartment.  I have 1
camera in living room; receiver in 2nd
bedroom; I absolutely cannot find any other
place in living room where receiver shows
camera #2--> it only works where there is a
receiver and a few doors perpendicular to
bedroom; but, as soon as I get to living
room, it stops working.

3.  Then I tried hooking up the USB
converter to my computer.  No matter how
many times I rebooted, the X10 drivers
would not shop up[only intel camera]; If I
managerd to somehow get x10 driverss to
start installying, the computer would die.
I have all the necessary software:
multiview, web-multiview, razor-
vision,...could someone please tell me what
I need to do?  NOTHING is working (except 1
basic tape being recorded to vcr)!!!

4. One of the programs I ran gave me an
error message of something like: "cannot
run '' file"?  I have Windows XP
Prof.  Again, I could not go on!!!


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Re: VCR Commander: STOP Key
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006, 02:28:33 PM »

I found the VCR commander requires you to
follow the instructions VERY carefully, If
the buttons dont program redo ALL the
programming in the VCR commander and try
again carefully making sure the commands
are accually getting programmed.
A 2nd Motion sensor has to be programmed at
the same time as the rest.

If your VCR remote wont stop your VCR, how
can you program the VCR commander Stop key?
If this remote is not the original, try a
different code for it.

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Re: VCR Commander: STOP Key
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2006, 12:52:50 AM »

We have solved all of our troubleshooting
problems with this product.  On most VCR's if
you hit the stop button more than once it
will change the command to eject so while its
trying to record you have hit eject and it
some VCRs will ignor the command because you
have to hit stop first.  Also if your
programming VCR II when you program play most
VCRs when you hit play x2 sets a record
schedule of 15 minutes or 30 minutes then
turns off the VCR making the commander
useless.  It takes the place of a cheap IR
Kit.  I would recommend these carefully. DSS
Security & Surveillance can help recommend
which products work better than others.
Example: Wireless Video Sender works great! Our tech support is
excellent! 708-439-6594  Toll Free Callback
at our website!
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