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Leaves blank TV screen when Return button operated

After setting a Timer / record program, the unit will not return to the TV picture when pressing the Return button.

The only way to go back to the TV program is to Turn OFF the DVd recorder.

Whilst the Record timer remains SET no actual program recording takes place - On Playback of that disk the record time shows on the TV screen, the time counts down on the recorder display BUT there is no actual content replayed.

It may be something simple but it is difficult to get any advice either way from Sony !

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It sounds as though the unit is actually recording a DVD, but is getting no incoming signal to record. What is your recording source? Satellite and receiver? Antenna? Cable box? In the set-up menu, be sure you have chosen the proper input source; i.e., recording from where? You may be able to access that menu through the Function button on the remote, AFter setting that menu, be sure to press Return to restore the recorder to the ready mode. If you are using the RF input for recording, be sure that is selected as well, as opposed to L1 or L2. The input channel must match the output channel on your receiver, usually channel 3 or four. What is the model number? 

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