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It sounds like you are talking about a VHS tape look at the lower left corner of the tape as you are putting it into the vcr there should be a small square hole there with the tab broken off put a piece of scotch tape over this hole it will than let you record on the tape again
Make sure the tape you are trying to view has something recorded on it. Also insure that the tape you are trying to view is not recorded at a speed your DVD Recorder/VCR combo can not handle. If it is a pre recorded tape and it will play on another unit, then your VCR heads are dirty. Try using a VCR head cleaner. If that doesn't work the heads may need to be cleaned by hand or possibly may be bad, a trip to the repair shop would be call for then.
If you have the cameras being recorded by a vcr (tape) the answer is no. For you to have the ability to view full screen it must be recorded on a hard drive where all cameras can be recorded separately. This is not possible with a tape machine.
If camcorder shows old recorded tapes picture with correct colors in LCD but does not show live view in camera mode to record new movie then its ccd imager chip failure.
And if camcoder shows live view and old recorded tapes in its eye piece view finder but does not show any thing in LCD the its problem of broekn/ cracked flexible wire between lcd board and main board of camcorder.
Let me know your finding with bit detail to provide you solution/ helpful info.
Hi, Your camcorder Sony DCR-HC20E has bad ccd imager problem and that part will be replaced to have live view to record on tape. I can provide you ccd imager part number info if you want to repair it by yourself. CCD Imager replacement in this camcorder requires expertise and fair skills of soldering parts in PCB.
try using a different tape, some tapes are what you call "wet" meaning they have a lubricant inside them and some cameras don't like them. Try to use Maxell Brand tapes I have used the for over 4 years and never had a problem
if the camera is not showing recently recorded clips then the problem is fith the recording system, but if you are not able to view the old recorded tapes the there may the simple defect of head getting dirty. a head cleaning tape would solve the problem