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TV Recording Hi! The product Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Player seems to have limited TV channel inputs so it is not capable of recording from TV channels such as #135 or #240 etc. that we receive via our cable TV provider. Is there some adjustment on the product that will allow for this? Thanks! Jim

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  • jim_frase523 Aug 03, 2010

    Hi, thanks! Could it be possible this 2004 year model only has 99 channels and this is why we cannot watch and record channels 100 and above? If so, is there any way to adjust it to receive and record channels 100 and above? Again, thanks! Jim

  • jim_frase523 Aug 10, 2010

    Yes, thanks! great job!

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There is no such adjustment possible on your sony RDR-GX300. However, you can tune your favourite channels like #135 or #240 on your TV. To tune these channels on your TV manually go to settings menu of your tv and select manual tuning option. And store these channels on channel number less than 100. There are firmware upgrades available however, those can alter proper functioning of your Sony Player.

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Unfortunately this isn't a problem with your recorder, it's a problem with this channels - lately more and more channels have implemented DRM systems and activated their no recording flag. This flag is transmitted with the signal and when received by a recorder will prevent it from recording . So your Sony is doing just what the flag is telling it - it refuses to record.
There's no way to eliminate this flag legally (it's considered piracy) and practically impossible to do it on your unit without a special firmware .

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  • jim_frase523 Aug 03, 2010

    Hi, thanks! Could it be possible this 2004 year model only has 99 channels and this is why we cannot watch and record channels 100 and above? If so, is there any way to adjust it to receive and record channels 100 and above? Again, thanks! Jim

  • Azrael SRL Aug 03, 2010

    Your device is receiving and it's capable of recording from every channel  form 1 to 125 (but not above) that is available, but it must be programmed correctly  (the Tuner preset must be on cable, not antenna). If some channels are missing you can try to manually search for them and program yourself as specified in the manual, page 72.
    No manual? Here it is.
    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/RDRGX30...

  • jim_frase523 Aug 03, 2010

    Hi, thanks! On page 42 of the manual, it shows the recording example of selecting channel 215. Given you say the highest channel is 125, then is this channel 215 a misprint? Thanks! Jim

  • jim_frase523 Aug 03, 2010

    Hi, thanks! On page 42 of the manual, it shows the recording example of selecting channel 215. Given you say the highest channel is 125, then is this channel 215 a misprint? Thanks! Jim

  • jim_frase523 Aug 03, 2010

    Hi, thanks! On page 42 of the manual, it shows the recording example of selecting channel 215. Given you say the highest channel is 125, then is this channel 215 a misprint? Thanks! Jim

  • jim_frase523 Aug 03, 2010

    Hi, thanks! On page 42 of the manual, it shows the recording example of selecting channel 215. Given you say the highest channel is 125, then is this channel 215 a misprint? Thanks! Jim

  • Azrael SRL Aug 10, 2010

    That was for a Satellite receiver (which your unit is capable of controlling thru a data cable) - they have up to 4000 channels . Over the air transmissions have only 158 channels - only 125 of those can be received with the tuner on your recorder.
    Full list of channels -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Ameri...

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