When the player is played with a tape, there is no audio or video through TV. The connections are perfect. I clean the heads too. The problem still exists. I noticed that when I press menu from remote, I am able to get the audio from the tape but there is still no video. Also, when menu disappears after sometime audio also is going off. What will be the problem? I bought the VCR in US 8 years back. The authorised Sony centers in Chennai, India are not ready to service US VCRs. So, please tell me a solution so that I can resolve myself.
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Video cassette players usually have three output leads: right audio (R), left audio (W), and video (Y). These connect to corresponding inputs on the rear of the TV. You will have to select the appropriate input source using the remote to be able to see what's playing.
Did it EVER work as expected with VCR audio through the HDMI or are we working through that right now assuming it can?
I don't have a detailed manual, but the rear panel clearly shows some analog-only outputs (and NO digital ones) for the section called DVD/VCR. Internally, I'm sure there are proper analog-digital-converters for recording VHS to the native DVD-R, but VHS VCR's are NOT inherently digital audio devices so I'm pretty sure you need to run an analog RCA pair for the VHS video.
for video, 3ways and any of this should work.
Step1, video out of dvd to video in on top at video1 section on tv. or
Step2, svideo out of dvd to svideo in at video1 section on tv. or
Step3. using component video
DVD unit component video out to TV unit component video in at video2
Y to Y input of TV
Pb to Pb input of TV
Pr to Pr input of TV
for audio, connect left/right audio of dvd to left/right input of tv. Input section of TV is in the middle. on tv back panel from left to right is antenna input, IN section - this is it, use this for all your connections.
let us know if you have any issues. thanks.
the machine that youare going to play the tape in you should use the video out and the audio out to the video in and audio in on the machine that you are going to record on or tape on which ever you want to call it.
You can try cleaning the video tape heads. The vcr has 2 different heads. One for audio which is fixed and a drum head for video with 2 heads on it that rotate. The best way to clean them is to take a lint free cloth ad wrap it tightly around your finger. Put some alcohol on the cloth and place it on the drum. Then rotate the drum as you hold your finger against the drum. DO NOT move your finger up and down as you can brake the head off. The other option is to go buy a head cleaning stick. It's a piece of chamie on a plastic tongue depressor. I've cleaned hundreds of them with my finger though. You can clean the whole tape path with the rag. Good Luck.
connect a lead via your tv video out audio out jacks. Select tha appropriate channel (You may have to go through the av channel on you tv and tune in the channel you want to record) or, video or dvd player audio out video out jacks.
connect other end to your camcorder. Select on the camcorder menu video in audio in. Turn on tv. If connected to video or dvd player, press play. Press record on your camera. When finished recording press stop.
Presuming the camcorder is tape, you can buy a tape adaptor to play or record your mini tapes in a standard video recorder, then take them out of the adaptor and play them back on your camcorder. You can also do all this via a computer. Also if the camcorder is disk or hard drive it can be used the same way as a regular dvd recorder to record tv programmes once connected to you t.v.
Let me know how you go