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Recording from a vcr

Cannot get the camera to record direct from tape in the vcr have tried s video and the av leads have followed the manual but nothing happens screen remains blue made sure the screen was set to LCD as per manual.Have made sure I connected the leads to OUT on the vcr so think I have covered all the obvious things. Can anyone help ? thanks

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Hi,

Based on your post/description, your concern is transferring a VHS tape movie to your Sony TRV250.

Just to review:
1. You are using the Sony supplied A/V cable;
2. The yellow RCA is connected to the Video OUT of the VCR, the white/red to the Audio OUT of the VCR;
3. The other end of the cable is connected to the Audio/Video IN of the Sony;
4. You have followed the manual and switched the camera to VCR;
5. You press the REC and PAUSE on the cam;
6. You press the PLAY on the VCR; but
7. The movie in the VCR tape is not displayed in the cam's screen/LCD display.

If the above is accurate, then pls try changing step # 4. Instead of switching the Sony cam to VCR, switch it to CAMERA and see if you can now view the movie from the VCR.

If this does not work, pls try with S-Video cable and again switch cam to CAMERA.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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    Julie Dole Jan 16, 2014

    Thank you! Even though it's 2014, here I am looking for the answer to this same question, since I had to transfer a friend's VHS for her editing reel - thanks again!

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Check a/v imput on camera settings, make shure that u have audio alsso conected, tried to use diferent output (DVD), make shure is playing .,

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