Sony SLV-775HF issue (power off, freeze, digital cable related?)
I have 2 Sony SLV-775HF that I purchased used (from separate buyers) and they exhibit the same issue. In trying to figure it out, I've hooked up the VCRs using coax and RCA cable, and tried swapping cable boxes. My cable system is WOW cable in Michigan and I have every channel they offer. The cable box on each TV is supplied by WOW, made by Scientific Atlanta, model 'Explorer 3200'.
The issue is that the VCR likes to power off or sometimes freeze on (frozen on meaning no button will work on the unit itself or the remote; must unplug to 'reset') when I tune to WOW's upper number channels (which are invariably digital; whereas the low channel numbers that do not exhibit any VCR problems are probably analog). Sometimes if I tune to a upper level channel and the VCR shuts down, I can power it back on and watch with no issues until I tune to some other, upper level channel. Anybody have any insights? Should I just give up and wait for DVD recorders that can handle 1080i/p?
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Re: Sony SLV-775HF issue (power off, freeze, digital...
These guys have the owners manual and the service manual for your exact model;
Sorry I haven't been able to locate these for free anywhere, Sony do not have them available online.
Here is the link to the Wow cable instructions - i couldn't find much in there but you may see something that helps out, check pages 65-67 to be sure you have everything hooked up right;
Here is the link to the user manual for the explorer 3200;
and here for the FAQs;
Hope this helps, if you get some more ideas but still no solution, please post back and i can try again :)"
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As long as you have the picture it means that DVD's Laser Eye is Ok..
Pls Check your connections to make sure the audio and video cables of both VCR and DVD are properly hooked up to the television. Color coded cables should be matched with the jacks of equal color. Yellow corresponds to video while red and white are both audio.
Ensure the DVD is in standby mode if you are not getting picture from the VCR. The DVD cannot be running at the same time as the VCR is playing when you want to see the VCR picture.
Connections with combo units are often inconvenient, forcing you to use separate video hookups for each section (DVD, VCR), a problem for older TVs. This player has it figured out: a single RF or composite-video connection to a television will display either the DVD or the VCR signal, depending on which format you're viewing. If you want to view DVDs in S-video or in component-video (either interlaced or progressive-scan), you will need to use two inputs. though: any component- or S-video-equipped TV will offer sufficient inputs for both of the SLV-D350P's formats. It's a different arrangement for audio: you can listen through a single set of stereo analog-audio cables for each component or--if you want to enjoy DVDs in discrete 5.1-channel surround sound--you can send the DVD's audio to a compatible audio/video receiver and a multichannel speaker system through a digital-audio interconnect (either optical or coaxial,). The unit also comes with an RF cable that will transmit DVD/VHS audio and video to your TV. In conclusion,for a best tech solution I prpose you to connect DVD audio directly to your Stereo and listen as separate audio source.while Video goes to TV as usual.Hope this helps! if you need more help pls contact me..Take care and please Remember to rate/vote and give me 4 Thumbs Up for me to continue for Helping out the Community :) Thanks
eBay.com offers many Remote Controls. Input the brand and model of your Sony Combo and your search will automatically produce separate Remote Controls along with separate listings for the Combo devices. These new or used Remotes typically range in price from $10-$20. Good luck.
Sony VCRs have shown these error codes for years whenever a problem occurs but it really does not help much to know what the code means. Even if you knew the code meaning you still would not know exactly what to fix in the VCR. Suffice it to say the VCR probably needs repair. Go to https://eservice.sony.com/webrma/web/index.do and enter your zipcode to locate a SONY repair facility.
You`ll find the error codes in the service manual, But I don`t think this will help you, it sounds like you have a compatability problem. Are you not better connecting your turntable up to your PC?? You can purchase these really cheaply out of ASDA and other good retailers now which will plug directly into the USB port. You`ll have no problems then, I promise, I`ve done it. Ian
Try changing the channels on the VCR itself. If you can do that, then it would indicate a problem with the VCR's remote. If you are still unable to change channels on the VCR manually, it could indicate a circuitry problem, for which you will have to get the VCR serviced.
Sounds like a mechanical problem in the tape path which can be anything from the pinch roller, take up spool, foreign object (such as splicing tape lodged somewhere), brake or others. An indicator would be stretch tape. One way to check if the tape is being stretch is to rewind partially one of the tapes you have tried, eject it and open the flap/cover of the cartridge. There is a stub on one of the side of the tape that you have to push to open it and see the actual tape. Stretching if any would be clearly visible. Am afraid that you would need the services of a qualified technician for the actual repair not unless you are familiar with video tape mechanism.
On the video head, offhand, I doubt if it needs replacement.Of course an on site technician would be in a far better position to diagnose it for you.
Hope this be of some help and pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.