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Playback on external device.

Can I play back material on, or record from, an external device, like a TV or monitor?

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Re: Playback on external device.

Without knowing which model of camcorder you have, it is difficult to be able to answer that question.

Some camcorders that have a FireWire connection are able to act as a DV Bridge and allow information to pass from an analog source over FireWire to a PC. These units also allow for recording of analog material throught the analog ports to the internal tape.

Most camcorders are able to output to an external video screen like a TV or portable screen. You need to use the analog outputs and connect directly. There may be a meny setting to switch to activate the analog ports for the solution you are desiring.

The easiest is to connect the analog connections to a TV and see what happens. Trial and error is always faster than waiting for a solution from a forum.

Good luck

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Re: Playback on external device.

The SV-AV100 and the SV-AV50 come with an A/V cradle that allows you to connect to external devices for recording and playback. The SV-AS10 and SV-AV25 are not equipped for this operation.

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