Additional information, Troubleshooting, Power – Sony RDR-VX521 User Manual
Page 109: Picture
If you experience any of the following difficulties
while using the recorder, use this troubleshooting
guide to help remedy the problem before
requesting repairs. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the AC power cord is connected
There is no picture.
, Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
, The connecting cords are damaged.
, Check the connection to your TV (page 12).
, Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
“VIDEO”) so that the signal from the recorder
appears on the TV screen.
Picture noise appears.
, Check the connection to your TV (page 12) and
switch the input selector on your TV so that the
signal from the recorder appears on the TV
, If the picture output signal from your recorder
passes through your VCR to get to your TV, or if
you are connected to a combination TV/VIDEO
player, the copy-protection signal applied to
some DVD programs could affect picture
quality. If you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to your
TV, try connecting your recorder to your TV’s
S VIDEO input.
, You have set the recorder to progressive format
(the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
though your TV cannot accept the progressive
signal. In this case, set “Progressive” to “Off” in
“Video” setup (page 101).
, Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
format (480p) signals, the image may be affected
when you set the recorder to progressive format.
In this case, set “Progressive” to “Off” in
“Video” setup (page 101).
TV program reception does not fill the screen.
, Set the channel manually in “Tuner Preset” setup
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
program using the CH +/– buttons.
TV program pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV antenna.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched antenna cables
The channel on the cable box/satellite receiver
has been changed.
, The set top box controller is connected and “Set
Top Box Control” is set to “On.” Check the “Set
Top Box Control” settings in “Features” setup
TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is disabled (page 99).
, A timer recording started, which cause the
channels to change.
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1 IN
jack, select “LINE1” in the front panel display by
pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “LINE2” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
The playback picture or TV program from the
equipment connected through the recorder is
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your recorder
before reaching your TV, the copy-protection
signal applied to some programs could affect
picture quality. Disconnect the playback
equipment in question and connect it directly to
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” in “Video” setup to fit the aspect
ratio of your TV (page 100).