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Audio problem Actually, this is about an RCA DVD 8310NC Recorder/VCR. When I try to record either with any DVD or video tape, the recorded program has very loud static sounds. The picture appears to be okay. I've had this recorder for about 18 months & never had any problems until now. Everything seems to be hooked up right. I've cleaned both DVD & VCR lens, but it doesn't make any difference. Can anyone tell me something else to try?

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SOURCE: RCA recorder just purchased

I ckd the internet and found that this recorder had a lot of problems and solved the problem by returning it to the store.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: dvd vcr will not even recognise a tape in the recorder

put a piece of scotch tape over the little square on the tape platic case bottom left......your recorder thinks it is a protected tape

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: MY RCA DRC 8320n DVD Recorder/VCR Combo will not

Yah, you're going to be taking that in for repair. I worked for couple of years at RCA / Sony / Panasonic / ... and 60 more names - service center. When a VHS Cassette loading mechanism doesn't work - it probably needs loading motor or loading gear, something repaired. At the cost of DVD and VHS combos these days I'd call it Not Worth Repair (NWR) out of the starting gate. At least $50 an hour, at least 2 hours ... that's beyond the cost of a new one.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: We have an RCA DVD recorder/VCR Combo which we

most likely the disk is no good, or not compatable. Are you use DVD+RW.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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If your tapes have been recorded in SLP Mode, om another player, I can tell you they will NOT play on this thing!!
So, merely take another VCR, and a blank tape, Place the blank tape into the RCA DRC 8335 VCR side, and then, go to its Set-Up Menu, and go to OUTPUT. On the "ACTION BAR"Change the the RCA's output to "FRONT" and then, play the VCRr you stuck on top of the RCA!!
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Video output - yellow.
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Video input - yellow.
Audio input - left and right - red & white.

Or you might have to use a standared RF cable from the
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Just as you can't copy commercially made video tapes to another VCR due to Macrovision anti-copy encoding, the same applies to making copies to DVD. DVD recorders cannot bypass the anti-copy signal on commercial VHS tapes or DVDs. If a DVD recorder detects the anti-copy encoding on a commercial DVD it will not start the recording and display some sort of message either on screen or on its LED front panel display that it detects the anti-copy code or that it is detecting an unusable signal.
A DVD recorder can be used to copy any homemade videos, such as camcorder videos and videos made from TV shows, and can also copy Laserdiscs, and other non-copyprotected video material. Also, remember that a DVD recorder also has a built-tuner for recording TV programming directly. The tuner can be programmed to record a series of programs on different days and times, much like a VCR. However, if you are recording a non-copy protected DVD to a DVD recorder you can record any of the video content, provided you click on the menu and start the video segments running and you have enough time space on the disc. DVD recorders function like VCRs in that they can record incoming video signals -- however, they do not automatically copy all the contents of the DVD - for instance, you cannot copy the interactive menu functions of a non-copy protected commercial DVD. A DVD recorder creates its own menu functions, it will not duplicate the function menu from a another DVD.


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