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D8-->Hi8 switch. Hello Sir, I have the EXACT same problem. D8 recorded tapes are not being recognized as such; camera switches to Hi8 which results in the blue screen while you can hear the tape playing. Maybe we can put our troubleshooting results together end rule out some things and/or find a common. I have experienced the "dirty head message". I have to admit I had ignored that for a while before I was able to get my hand on a cleaning tape. The issue is still there. On a side note; I wonder if it makes a difference using the cleaning tape in play or record mode. There is only one head so I guess it wouldn't. Either way; did you have any "dirty head messages"?

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Hello DutchyFL,
Sony recomends to use Video Head Cleaning Cassette in Playback mode. Video Head is still dirty in your camera thats why you can't see D8 picture.

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