Sony RDR-VX521 User Manual
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
The display changes on the TV screen as
For details about the recording mode, see
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears.
Select “Synchro Recording,” and press
Select “to DVD,” and press ENTER.
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time you want to record, and turn it
Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel and the recorder stands by for
The recorder starts recording when a signal is
received from the connected equipment.
When the connected equipment turns off, the
recording stops and the recorder turns off.
To stop recording
Press x STOP twice.
To cancel a Synchro-Rec function
Press SYNCHRO REC before recording starts.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
If you press SYNCHRO REC during Synchro-
Rec, the recording stops, the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off, and the recorder turns off.
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording
and another timer recording overlap
Regardless of whether or not the program is a
Synchro-Rec program, the program that starts first
has priority. The recorder starts recording the
second program about ten seconds after the first
program has finished. If the end time of one
setting and the start time of another timer setting is
the same, the beginning of the program that starts
later will be cut.
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the program may not be recorded
regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
• To use the connected equipment during Synchro-Rec
standby, cancel the standby mode by pressing
SYNCHRO REC. To return to standby mode again, be
sure to turn off the equipment and press SYNCHRO
REC, before Synchro-Rec starts.
• The Synchro-Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
• During Synchro-Rec standby, the Auto Clock Set
function does not work (page 99).
• After a recording has finished, the recorder enters the
Synchro-Rec standby mode until the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off.
• If Synchro-Rec starts with the recorder turned on, the
recorder will turn off when the recording ends.
• The recorder does not record programs with Copy-
Never signals. Such recordings stop after a few
will be cut off