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Sony DVD recorder RDRGX210S PLaying back in ep only.

In the last few days my when I set the timer in sp for recording the playback is always in EP giving much poorer quality pictures. On the recorder display the EP is now always highlighted.

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  • crumblies Feb 16, 2008

    Gave it a try by the playback is still in EP.

  • crumblies Feb 20, 2008

    I checked the "set up menu" to discover that the record mode was in EP mode not SP as previously, how I don't know. Anyway I changed it back to SP and we seem to be okay now.

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Have you tried to see if you can record in sp directly. That is, without any timed delay?

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

  • Albert Nika Feb 16, 2008

    The reviews over at amazon.com are mostly poor. This is a troublesome unit by Sony. Here are some suggestions.

    Check to see that when formatting a new DVD if you need to specify ep or sp. Try high quality DVD`s.

    Try connecting to your tv with a s-video cable. The scart cable may be poor quality and the Sony will degrade the signal anyway when trying to pass the input signal straight through.

    Set the timer to record less than two hours.

    After trying all this, if you are in warranty, send it in for repair.
    Good Luck. :)

  • Albert Nika Feb 20, 2008

    Your Welcome

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