I have a VCR that I bought back in the mid-90s. Before the DVD era. For whatever reason - the mfgs made it so you could only timer-record from 1989-1999. How I got past that: looked at a perpetual calender in the almanac. For 2012 - look up a year from 1989 -1999 that has a day that falls on the same day of theweek. And use the year that works Like Nov 29, 1990 and Nov 29, 2012 both are on Thursdays. No other day works. My question is - where where the geniuses who programmed VCRS to timer record for only 10 years???