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Clock Setting problem Sony SLV-D300 DVD/VCR

When I try to set the clock in the setup menu, I get the following:  "For this setup, TV connection should be to DVD&VCR output

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    I have the same problem, and it's absolutely infuriating. Why is it that the player can display the menu and handle other configurations, but when you want to set the clock, the "TV Connection" has to be set some way. And what exactly are they referring to? This is the last time I ever buy a Sony product as obviously their programmers are idiots.

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I had the same problem at first as well. After an hour of frustration, I broke out the manual (imagine that! :) Come to find out, you cannot set the clock when in COMPONENT or SVIDEO mode. When I got the "For this setup, TV connection should be to DVD&VCR output" message, I can immediately switch the TV to RF mode (coax input mode) and voila!... the clock setup screen is available. I think it has something to do with the auto time sensing through the cable tv input. So, my advice - always be in RF mode (CH3 or CH4 depending on what you have the SLV-D300 set to) if you want to set the clock.

Note*** Yes, I agree it was idiocy on the part of the programmers in choice of wording for that error. A simple "Must be in RF mode to set clock" would have been much more helpful.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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