Panasonic ez47 dvd/vhs recorder

Can someone tell me when I put a tape to record onto the DVD, all I can do is get it to tape in SP mode, I want it to record in EP mode,but it wont allow me to do it, can someone help me with this please. Thanks

The REC MODE button on the remote will cycle through the speeds. The selected speed may be visible on the DMR-EZ47 display. Press the STATUS button twice to view the selected speed in the information box at the upper left on your TV screen. Whatever speed you last selected should remain the selected speed until the next time you press REC MODE.

thank you for your help