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Can't record through A/V cable

I am unable to record vcr or tv through the A/V cable supplied with the Sony DCR-TRV250. It works fine sending the signal to a TV or VCR but will not take a signal in. I have tried following the directions in the manual with no success. Everything else seems to work fine

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    I have the same problem. I read the manual carefully and found out that only 350 and 351 support the A/V cable. To record from the VCR to this TRV250 you need cable and a VCR with DV out put



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Make sure camera has this function first,Easy way to check is to see if top of camera has a record botton where play,ff,rew,stop are..Put camera in VTR mode then hok up cable to tv ..if no signal is comming thru,, check on camera menu for this function..LINE IN

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