Why don't VCR's have non-volatile RAM with a backup cell battery? What would that cost? Like $0.05?? Honestly, I don't get it. After all these years, and the #1 problem with the VCR isn't learning how to program it to record a TV show, which everyone's grandma can do, but how to set the clock, which no one can do. Ask yourself: "Is my VCR clock set?" That's what I thought.
And now back to you regular scheduled programming.