Question about Sony DSR-20 DVHS VCR
Chances are that the composite inputs are not selected in the settings. You need a display connected to the MONITOR output to see what you're doing. Then press the SCREEN button (just below the RECORDER readout) until "Menu" lights up next to it. Then press the large round wheel in while keeping the MENU button depressed - this will bring up the menu settings on the monitor. Then press the MENU button in the "Dial Menu" section - while keeping it pressed, rotate the large round knob until "Setup Item 101" appears in the display- this is the Video Input Select area.
Release the MENU button to select Item 101 - then press the DATA button while rotating the large round knob until S-V changes to V (going from S-Video to Composite ). When you've reached the desired setting, press the SET button to store it in memory. Keep in mind that you have to do this on P1, P2, R and/or AUX depending on which channels you want to change. The factory default is S-Video, so that is probably how the machine is set on each channel. When you've finished setting the channels to your preference, press the SCREEN button to exit the menu.
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Posted on Apr 30, 2015
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