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I have connected my Sony Handycam DCR-HC37E to the Sony VRD-MC5 recorder with a USB cable. It all goes fine until I press the Start button (Disc Burn) and then I get the message "Waiting for Input Signal". What is this and what am I not doing right?My camcorder uses tape and before I bought the VRD recorder I checked with a Sony website that this camcorder was compatible but there must be something wrong somewhere. Please help.

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Have you installed the needed driver onto the computer? If not do that first.

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I had a similar no audio issue when using the I-Link connector and 8mm camcorder. I found that if i selected "Manual" rather than "Automatic" (copy everything) that I got good audio as well as video.

I have tried using a later model Sony miniDV camcorder with A to D passthrough from my 8mm Sony camcorder that I get better Video color using RCA cables directly from the 8mm Camcorder but better audio from the I-Link passthrough above.

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I have the same problem currently. I have successfully recorded to the Sony CM5 in the past from my DVR, but no longer can. I have Comcast and wonder if they have changed the DVR firmware and blocked output. Also some broadcasts have something in the signal to stop recording. I got half of my program done, and can't record the rest on DVD. I will try to DVR local news, then record to the Sony, to see if it's a signal issue or something with the Sony. I haven't tried to record from a VCR.

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SOURCE: i need a manual /sony vrd-mc5

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SOURCE: I have a Sony vrd mc5 that has not been used much.

maybe the circuit is bad why not try to trace the wire to see where the fault is from but i think its the wire maybe its broken inside.

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