From reviewing other posts and from the comments of jcrobso (and his web site) and kiddpeat, I assume I can't record from analog tapes in my Sony DCR-TRV460 directly to DVD without buying a firewire card and a firewire cable.
I bought the camera for this very reason and my DVD burner is on my laptop (Win XP Pro). Being a novice at this, I don't think I can install a firewire card in a laptop, right? My desktop PC (Win 98 SE) only has a CD burner and no firewire card.
I have Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 and Sonic RecordNow! on my laptop (which I also purchased to create DVD's from my analog home movies), but neither of them recognize my camera when I have it plugged in using the small USB outlet (marked DV) on my camera and the regular USB outlet on my laptop and the camera is currently playing in Play/Edit mode. I have even tried selecting the A/V->DV mode in the camera menu to no avail. There is another outlet on my camera marked A/V that a guy at Office Depot told me was the firewire outlet. But again, I don't have the firewire input spot on my laptop. Any suggestions?
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Re: Sony TRV460 recording to DVD using USB
That is an enclosure for an internal hard drive. You use that to make the internal drive- external.
You need a firewire card adapter. Check circuit city or best buy. Do a search for "firewire card for laptop"
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"Will not accept blanks for recording it says No Disc."
from Technika manual: Start Quote
VCR/DVD Recorder; I have connected the TV to my VCR or DVD Recorder via SCART but it is not recording. In addition to connecting via SCART, you should connect the aerial cable from the wall socket to your VCR/DVD Recorder and another aerial cable from the VCR/DVD Recorder to the TV." Also; "Check the DVD is a region 2 disc - to change the region of the DVD player, refer to section 'Changing Regions'.
Note: USB record function is only avilable in Digital/Freeview TV/Radio mode. Due to copyright laws and illegal copying/recording it is not possible to record to/from any other input/output source.
DVD MENU: To access this menu, press [MENU] button on the remote control. TV System - Choose from the following options. NTSC; Normally used for discs from North America, Japan etc. Auto; For both NTSC and PAL. This TV/DVD player is pre-set to play Region 2 DVDs.
Tip: This television contains one TV tuner, therefore it can only record the channel you are watching or record one channel while the television is in standby mode.
Tip: This TV/DVD player is pre-set to play Region 2 DVDs.
You can not record to a DVD, according to their manual. That is why you get the no disc error. It does not have the play sector at the beginning of the DVD. You can record to USB Flash Drive however.
USB RECORD - DIGITAL/FREEVIEW MODE Built into this television is a USB record facility. This function is available in Digital/Freeview mode when used in conjunction with a compatible USB memory stick or USB Hard drive. The benefi ts of this are as follows: • Pause live TV/Radio and then playback, fast forward and rewind (up to live TV) • One button record, if you decide you want to record the current programme • Easy programmable recording from the 7 day TV Guide • Record TV/Radio and watch/listen back on your computer/laptop Due to the nature of the product, it is necessary to use a high speed USB memory stick (as the TV reads from and writes to the memory stick at the same time, some memory sticks may not be suitable). You can purchase high speed memory sticks from some computer stores, alternatively, we have a selection of tested and compatible memory sticks available to purchase directly from the helpline/web site. These are available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. (Please check the web site/helpline for latest specifications and prices). End Quote
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Sony have a page offering information and support, including downloads (Picture Motion Browser) for this camera at THIS LINK
This type of camera transfers video to computer with a Firewire (Sony call this i.Link) connection. Some mini-DV and D8 cameras have a USB connection which is used for stills ONLY. There is a tutorial for downloading videos to computer linked from the above site.
Its problem with CCD Imager and this part need to be replaced. Sony will replace this part Free of Cost as they announced a scheme for such problem in DCR-TRV460 Please click Sony CCD Support for details.
Go to www.videohelp.com If that site doesn't find one- there isn't one. You must know your make and model number. Just imput your machines info. Hit search, then scroll down for a full discription of your machine, reviews, comments,tested media, and region free hacks (a Hack is what you are looking for, by the way)
Change the Scart setting (in the setup menu) from the default setting (RGB) to the other available setting (CVSC?).
I have a problem with my box restting the clock on a random basis, making it impossible to set a timer to record anything - let us know if you get the same problem via this site!
There is a firmware update posted on the Sony support web site. It takes care of the copy protect error. However, i have encountered an error where the recorder doesn't identify the input signal. It posts the message "waiting for input signal." I have no solution for this one yet.