I read it in the early 90s, I think, although it might of course be older. It was a short book, under 100 pages, probably under 50, and I think I read it as a paperback. A boy acquires a device that he can hook up to a TV (part of me wants to say that it's a VCR, but I don't think it actually had tapes or other storage media to insert and remove) and record things. He finds that he can rewind or fast forward the events outside of the area recorded; for example, I recall he records a parade and then rewinds earlier than when he was recording to see events there and I'm pretty sure that he uses it to see the future as well (I don't remember if it was established whether this was deterministic). Unfortunately, the rest of the details have escaped my head over the years.
For some reason, I want to say that the machine in question was green, although I have no firm idea why that idea is stuck in my head. I'm pretty sure that it was operated by large buttons too, not dials.