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Youll have to go with a process of elimination. These are just some ideas and obviously I have no way of knowing what you have all done thus far so keep that in mind
I noticed from the link pointing to your VCR that the prices were in English pounds. Are you sure you have the broadcast settings correct? NTSC/PAL. I would imagine they would both have to be the same format.
Im going to assume that you can watch a VHS tape on TV using your VCR deck. Are you hooked up to the TV using this scart (Im not familiar with) connection or the analog connection? (yellow, red, white RCA plugs) To rule out that this scart connection doesnt have a priority setting over the RCA sockets, I would hook up the VCR deck via the 3-color RCA cable to your TV and see if you can watch a tape. Make sure nothing else in plugged into the deck. This will confirm that a signal is indeed coming out of your deck VCR through the RCA cable which will then rule out your VCR deck configuration being the problem.
Now confirm that your AV cable from your camera is OK. I would just plug the 3-color RCA plug in the proper INPUT ports in your TV (Thats IMPORTANT!) and then the pin end into your camera (AV). Put a DV tape in your camera, set camera to VCR and hit play. If you can see recorded video on the TV with sound then your cable is OK so we can rule that out that as being the problem.
Now lets try and reverse the rolls here. Take the RCA cable and plug those into the “VIDEO OUT” on your TV. Leave the pin end in your AV socket of your camera. Set your camera to AV-IN. Just so you know, there is a difference between AV-IN and DV-IN. In case you have both, you want AV-IN because youre dealing with analog. Because Im not familiar with your camera, you would either set the camera to VCR or CAMERA. Your directions should tell you what to do. They should also tell you if you need to hit the RECORD button or maybe the PLAY button. On one of my cameras (Sony DCR TRV-70) I have to set the main switch to VCR and then go into the touch menu on the LCD view finder and touch a button there for the analog record feature there. You should be able to see whats playing on your TV through your camera LCD screen. If not there might be a setting that you would need to be enabled for monitoring an incoming signal on your LCD screen. Check for that. If you see the picture, then you need to see if you can record that picture. Until you succeed in doing this I wouldnt even mess with your VCR deck yet. If you can eventually record whats on your TV then you should just be able to take the plugs out of your TV and plug them into your VCR OUTPUT RCA sockets and it should work. Just press play on the deck and whatever you pressed on your camera to record the TV show. It should still work!
If this doesnt work then I have no idea what it could be. I would think about maybe using a sludge hammer to fix it. X-D
– Remember that YELLOW is the video out of the 3 colors on your RCA AV cable.
– Make sure all tapes are loaded and NO locks are enabled on the tapes.
– Make sure all plugs are in the whole way!
– Go with household power versus battery power on your camera.
PS: Let us all know when you get it! Might help someone else out!