Last night I learned how to switch back & forth between the DVD and VCR functions of my combo player with an RCA universal remote I bought just for controlling that machine. I'd forgotten how (since I rarely use it, and I lost the manual), so rather than simply getting out of the recliner to push the switch button on the player, I stubbornly & furiously sat there jabbing first one remote button, then another, in myriad combinations.
It turns out the trick if you want to use the DVD is to press the DVD selector button on the remote when starting the player; this is counter-intuitive, since to turn the player OFF, you've got to press the VCR selector; pressing that one on startup makes it impossible to switch functions....
The geeks who make today's electronic gadgets MUST be misanthropes.
"First: Do No Good." - The Hymiecratic Oath
"The man who does not exercise the first law of nature—that of self preservation — is not worthy of living and breathing the breath of life." - John Wesley Hardin
Last edited by N.B. Forrest; November 15th, 2013 at 09:25 PM.