When I'm going through the wizard recorder, it asks me to choose a source between AV, S-video, and DV..I have tried setting it to all 3 to try and record and each time it is suppose to record, the tv says it has no signal. What am I doing wrong?
My son just figured it out...if you have a cable box..connect the red, yellow, and white plugs that are coming from the back of the cable box into the back of the dvd recorder where it says video in, then use the cables that came with the dvd recorder and plug those in to the video out on the dvd recorder and plug the other end into the tv where it says video in.
If you don't have a cable box you have to buy a S Video cable and that will work too.
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Hi try this set up to check if you're scart set up isn't the problem connect 3 rca lead to the output of the vcr into the input of video recorder then plug 3 more leads from output of video recorder into the TV set you're TV to AV INPUT AND set YOURE VIDEO RECORDER TO THE CORRECT INPUT MODE ...good luck
This unit doesn't have a tuner of any sort. Even on the few DVR/DVD recorders that have tuners, the external composite video inputs do not connect to the tuner. To record from the L1 or L2 inputs, you must be using a set-top box (cable, satellite, or digital-to-analog converter for OTA signals) or another video source (video camera or a vcr). Most TVs do not have video output capabilities. If you have one of those, follow the directions for recording from set-top boxes below.
Turn on and set the source to the channel that you wish to record for any set-top box. Then make sure that the set-top box is left on and at the correct channel after you finish setting the frequency, speed and length of time for the recording. Note: if the set-top box is turned off, your recorder will still record the blank video and audio. What source do you have connected to the VCR?
To record from a video camera or a VCR, set that source to play back at the desired time point. This is best done without the timer. Just start recording and then the playback.
I hope this helps. Please add a comment with your video source for more support.
Cindy Wells (My OTA tuner has a energy-saver option that turns off the unit when there is no activity for a while. Since I usually record when I'm either asleep or away from home, I had to disable the feature to get the correct recordings.)
You need to select front AV as you video source on the DVD recorder if using the front AV phono connectors. Make sure the lead you use from the VCR is working y connecting the AV leads directly to your TV if possible.
have you connected up correctly, have you selected correct EXTERNAL inputs, you do NOT "tune" a Channel to see picture, you choose external AV input on set. Must connect color to color. 3 for Composite Video AV.Yellow, Video, Red & White Audio. and 5 cables for Component 3 for Video , & 2 for Audio Blue, Green, Red, Also Red & White, Audio.
Hi, is there any problem with reading discs? Its happened only with one brand of disc or with all? Try to use the most silver one you can find. 3 years is a lot of time for dust to cover lenses, try to clean them up. Reset to factory settings and unplug device for some time can help as well.
1. Make sure the dv-camcorder is properly connected 2. Press INPUT repeatedly to select the external input to record from. • AV1: Audio/Video Input mounted on back panel. • AV2: Audio/Video Input mounted on front panel. 3. Load a recordable disc. 4. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing REC MODE repeatedly. DVD: XP, SP, LP or EP. 5. Press the REC button once to start recording. The REC indicator lights in the display window. 6. Press STOP (x) to stop recording.
Need to connect both the 3-prong AV adapter *and* the firewire cord. The firewire connect alone does not work, and the 3-prong AV cord alone does not work. But connect both cords to the two devices, and it seems to work. 15 minutes and counting... Hope this helps someone.