Funny, I just got an RCA VCR on sale at CDNOW for bedroom tv! I am able to timer record with it, but I get a blue screen on that VCR when I try to change the channels using the VCR remote (I also have a cable box hooked up to that tv) Since I can use the timer record on this vcr, it makes it more odd that I can't use the timer record on my mitsubishi.
BTW, its a mitsubishi U52!
BTW, thanks again everyone! This is a great message board, everyone is so cool and responsive and totally helpful!