Make sure that when it is done 'waking up', the FUNAI reads 'L2'.
If you want to record from a VHS, simply insert the VHS into the VCR component.
If the device from which you are recording has female RCA ports for output, connect the cable sitting on the desk to them (see below).
You must let your media play in full. When it is done, press the STOP button on the VCR. If the media exceeds 120 minutes, the DVD will stop automatically when full.
Once your media is done playing, DO NOT REMOVE THE DVD FROM THE TRAY. Instead, press the 'SETUP' button on the FUNAI remote, navigate to 'DVD Menu', and select 'FINALIZE'. This will finalize the burning of the DVD so that it can be played on other devices. It may take a couple minutes.
When this process is complete, the DVD can be removed. Don't forget to label it!