Question about Sony RDR-HXD860 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

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Receives and records some but not all freeview programmes in 4:3

The DVD receives and plays back a reduced picture size on a few channels eg FILM 4.
Other channels are fine received on 16:9 size to fill the wide screen. Cannot correct this using the TV screen choice button - indicates that this is not available to the recording input channel.

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  • peterkenn441 Feb 07, 2009

    Not yet successful.

    I can get the TV received screen on auto format, but the DVD received freeview digital channels channels say this function is ''not available for current signal''. The freeview digital programmes received via the DVD seem to be displayed on the same TV input as the analogue channels that also carry the ''not available for current signal'' on the auto format function.Could this be the problem and if so how do I get my DVD reception onto the digital sceen formating channels ? I am sure this is not an aerial deficiency.

  • peterkenn441 Feb 07, 2009

    Sorry I do not understand this - are you saying there is no solution because these are limitationsf the equipment? Hard to believe with recent versions of Sony TV and recoder receivers. Please clarify.

  • peterkenn441 Feb 07, 2009

    Please how do I contact Sony myself to confirm that it is a shortcoming of their equipment,then to complain, and if they cannot fix it - alert the consumer lines that this gear is not worth buying.

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If its a problem at the factory settings, Then there is very less any one can do. You can probably ring up sony and see if they can upgrage the software in the recorder to cater for this requirement.

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May be there is a problem in DVD or CD’s format…. coz. many dvd support normal screen but now the new DVD and CD are come with wide screen support, so the screen regulation changes.

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    here is sony support site>>
    http://esupport.sony.com/perl/support-co...
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Try putting screen choice on automatic, it will automatically cahnge from 4:3 to 16:9.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 07, 2009

    You need to open the display menu on both TV and receiver/DVD, and possibly change display to auto.

    On TV access TV menu and chose auto if available.

    On DVD chose format autodetect.

    If you are using a non digital aerial (regular old aerial with only five channels in UK) then some problem with video format on new digital recorders may occurr.

    Try changing display settings on TV, receiver and DVD unit.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Feb 07, 2009

    Hi there, after doing some research I found out that this is a factory problem on Sony and Pioneer devices, the only workaround suggested by Sonu is using the zoom option on TV to enlarge the 16:9 image to 4:3, then record.

    Try also using a different HDMI input, but I do not think that will make any difference.

    See links below:

    Page 23 - AVForums.com


    Sony KDL-32V2000U and KDL-40V2000U thread


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