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How Does One Adjust Settings for Reading Time Code?

Our dubhouse SAYS they sent us U-Matic dubs with SMPTE time code. The time code is not displaying on the internal reader. When I plug in a time code reader to the TIMECODE OUT port, I get nothing. Unfortunately, we've misplaced our manual for our VO-9800 so I can't refer to it. I would appreciate any help.

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Re: How Does One Adjust Settings for Reading Time Code?

You have to use the "dial menu operation"! where the buttons "menu" "data" and "set"

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Magnavox MDR537H/F7 no power

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Magnavox MDR537H/F7 -- DEAD no power

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I do not want any display during recording how can turn time code off

If you have a DISPLAY button on your remote, repeatedly pressing it will go through the different displays.

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Using a Sylvania DVR90VF, how can I record from a VHS tape to a DVD?

OK here's what the user manual has to say on it!
PS If you need the user manual I will E-Mail on request.

Prepare for the recording on the DVDRW/ R disc or the videotape. Make sure:• Insert a recordable disc and a videotape with a record tab.
Note for recording to a disc:
• Make sure that the disc is recordable.
Hit [SETUP].
Easy Setting Menu or Advanced Setting Menu will appear. If Advanced Setting Menu is displayed,
proceed to step 3.
Using [
K / L], select “Advanced Setting Menu”.
Hit [ENTER].
Advanced Setting Menu will appear.
Using [
K / L], select “Recording”. Hit [ENTER].
Recording menu will appear.
Using [
K / L], select “Dubbing Mode”. Hit
Option window will appear.
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
For VCR to DVD duplication:
• After starting VCR to DVD duplication, the picture may be distorted because of the auto tracking function. This is not a malfunction.
Using [
K / L], select “VCR DVD”. Hit [ENTER].
Hit [SETUP] to exit.
Make sure to select a recording speed using [REC SPEED].
B].Then hit [PAUSE F] at the point you
wish to start recording.
• Since it takes about a few seconds before the actual dubbing begins, please allow extra 5 seconds
when selecting the starting point.
VCR to DVD duplication will start.
C] to stop the
When you turn off the unit after setting the Dubbing Mode to DVD VCR, the setting will be set to VCR DVD automatically.
• Dubbing Mode is available only if the videotape or disc is not copy protected.
• You cannot change the output mode during VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR duplication.

For VCR to DVD duplication:
• The playback sound mode is followed by the setting of VCR playback sound mode on page 77. Set the playback sound mode to which you wish to record to the DVD.

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How do you use free run on a DSR-25 Sony Deck?

Read chapter 3 (time code) of your users manual. It outlines the settings for using time code; "free run" means that the time code advances all the time, not just during recording.

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Will not display picture or eject tape.

most of no signal means dsr 11 or similar machines have dirty heads. When they get dirt sometimes, you can´t play a cassette and the machine turns off (with the cassette in).
I´ve tried several times to reload the cassette and I manage to make it work again.
with the cassette in and the machine off press at the same time power and fast forward.
When in fast forward press play and your head should be starting to be clean (takes 4 o 5 minutes
to get a clean picture). Normally the machine gives a code error like if it was a loading problem but
not nearly related

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Set the clock on my Panasonic NV-J11 HQ VCR

Hey there - I've got the exact same model VCR; although I've lost the manual as well, I've been using it for so long that I

can usually remember it all from heart:

To set the clock

1. Open the flip-down lid, push [CLOCK] button.
For each of the steps below, use the white-labeled [+] and [-] tracking buttons to increase/decrease each number.
2. Two digits should be blinking - this is the year (last two digits only) - adjust and push [NEXT] when done.
3. Two digits, with a "D" next to them should now be flashing - this is the month (1=January thru 12=December), adjust and push [NEXT] when done.
4. Two digits, with a "M" next to them should now be flashing - this is the day-of-month (1..31), adjust and push [NEXT] when done.
5. The time should now be displayed, with hours flashing - adjust and push [NEXT] when done.
6. The minutes of the time should now be flashing - adjust. When you push [NEXT], this will complete the date-setting and start the seconds-of-the-minute off at zero - handy for synchronising to an external time source (I recommend using the

Teletext broadcast clock if available - you'll usually find your recordings will start right-on time when you do this, depending on your TV station).
7. If you make an error at any step above, push [CLOCK] to exit clock-setting mode and start again.

Depending on your model of VCR - the clock may either persist through power failures (backup battery) or may have to be reset next time power is lost. Mine doesn't seem to have a backup battery.

To program the VCR for timer-recording: There are two modes, Timer Record (start and finish recording at arbitrary times in the future), and OTR ("One Touch Recording", start recording right now and finish at a set time in the future).

*** Timer recording ***
There are eight programme slots (numbered 1-8 on the display), each programme slot has an individual channel and start/finish time associated with it. Programmes can be scheduled up to 1 month in the future.

Push [PROG/CHECK] to cycle through each slot (after the eighth slot, it will return back to normal operating mode).

When you want to set a programme, push [PROG/CHECK] until you find an empty slot (date/time will be all dashes). Then do the following:

1. Channel should be flashing - set this using white-labeled [+]/[-] tracking buttons and push [NEXT] when done.
2. Date should be flashing (defaults to today), use [+]/[-] to adjust starting date and push [NEXT] when done.
3. Set the starting time ("ON" should be lit next to time) (defaults to now), use [+]/[-] to adjust starting time and push [NEXT] when done.
4. Set the finishing time ("OFF" should be lit next to time) (defaults to starting time), use [+]/[-] to adjust and push [NEXT] to complete the setting of this programme. After this, you'll be returned to the start of setting the next programme (the unit will also beep five times to confirm you have a valid programme set).

If you make an error (or you need to clear a programme slot that already has a programme set), hold down the [-] and [+] buttons for three seconds until the starting time/date becomes all dashes.

When you're done with setting your programme(s), keep pressing [PROG/CHECK] until you exit into normal operating mode, then push the [TIMER REC] button to activate the timer; this will put the VCR into timer standby mode, and the orange clock icon should be lit solidly on the display. There should also be a number (1..8) lit for each programme that has been set, but is still yet to run. Make sure you have the tape inserted and positioned in the right place when you do this.

After timer standby mode is activated, you can then push [PROG/CHECK] to review the individual programme slots; each push of [PROG/CHECK] will cycle through each slot (the display will time out in 10-15 secs).

To get out of timer standby mode (either when after the programmes have run or if you've made an error), push [TIMER REC] again - this will return you to normal operating mode (where you can fix errors if need be). Programmes that have run to completion should be automatically be cleared.

*** OTR (One Touch Recording) ***

This will start the tape recording immediately (good for when you have an unexpected distraction or sudden change of plans) and have it stop at a later preset time. The OTR mode only has one programme slot, unlike timer record.

1. Insert tape, have it positioned where you want to record from. Set the channel to the one you want to record from.
2. Open the flip-down lid, look at the bottom-right corner of the array of buttons inside.
3. Push the green-labeled [OTR +] button; this will start the tape recording instantly (the red "OTR" indicator should be lit on the display).
4. The stop time should also be displayed - use the [OTR -] and [OTR +] to adjust the stop time. When you're done, that's all you need to do (you can adjust it any time later).

To abort OTR mode (ie. if you start it by mistake, or want to stop the recording early), push the main [VTR] button to stop the recording. Yes, that's right - turn the whole thing off, it'll leave you in standby mode.

Hope this helps!

-- Bryan R.

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Code 3L117C ???

None that I could find. Trash time for this Sony

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Synchronize the DSR-45 as a 'slave' to an external unit with SMPTE Timecode

if i,m not miss understanding the problem is rec audio ng.if it,s, the posible cause are; 1;head dirty at the line of the tape causing data from head can,t write the tape optimal.for this problem you can clean the head carefull the head can easy broke., 2;if the picture having tracking posible the guide that bring the tape at the left doesn't fully at the track.for this problem at emergency you can try to push the left guide.

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Settings Not Sticking - Always Downloading

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