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Copying HI 8 and VHS to Sony RDR-GX7  

post #1 of 8
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Can any one guide me how to transfer my HI 8 and VHS to Sony RDR-GX7 I'm new with DVD recorder.
Thanks.
Iqbal
post #2 of 8
The manual is helpful! :D
  1. Turn on your TV and this recorder, then set it to the connected channel ("VIDEO", etc.).
  2. Press open and place a recordable disc in the tray.
  3. Press close. Wait until "LOAD" disappears from the front panel display.
  4. Press INPUT SELECT to select a input source according to the connection.
  5. Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode.
  6. Select the audio input using the Tool menu. Press TOOL, Press up/down to select "LINE AUDIO INPUT," then press ENTER, Press up/down to select the itme, then press ENTER
  7. Press REC PAUSE to set the recorder to record pause.
  8. Insert the source tape into the connected equipment and set to playback pause.
  9. At the same time, press REC PAUSE on this recorder and the pause or play button onthe connected equipment. Recording starts.
  10. To stop recording, press REC STOP on this recorder.

It's pretty much like recordng to a tape player or CD recorder. DV or Digital 8 is much easier because it's a one wire (firewire) connection.

Troy
post #3 of 8
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Hi Troy
Thanks for your instruction.
Iqbal
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi Troy.

What is your views on Sony RDR-GX7 or you would recommend other DVD-R
since my digital camera and Handycam are of Sony make therefore I'm opting for RDR, any suggestions.
Thanks
Iqbal
post #5 of 8
Iqbal, I also own a RDR-GX7 recorder. It's a fine machine. It's very easy to use and build quality is nice. It may be a bit pricey ($699-799) and it doesn't have a built in hard drive like one of the Panasonic recorders, but it is a fine all in one machine. One caveat: pre-recorded DVD's look a bit soft compared to the best players. I compared the GX7 to my Sony NS999ES player which really isn't a fair comparison. I intend comparing it with a less expensive DVD player to see the results. Still, in my opinion, the GX7 is a great machine.
-Mike
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Iqbal,

I actually don't own the Sony. I just downloaded the manual from Sony's website.

I would agree with Mike's summation about the build quality and overpricing on the unit. I've played around with it at Circuit City.

Troy
post #7 of 8
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Originally posted by Tenchi211
Iqbal, One caveat: pre-recorded DVD's look a bit soft compared to the best players. I compared the GX7 to my Sony NS999ES player which really isn't a fair comparison. I intend comparing it with a less expensive DVD player to see the results. Still, in my opinion, the GX7 is a great machine.
-Mike
Mike,

Did you play with the playback filters on the GX7 before you did a comparison test? I'm curious what settings you find to be best overall.
post #8 of 8
No, I didn't. I left all controls flat. But you bring up a good point magnusmx. I will try more comparisons and let you know. My NS999ES also has playback filters which I usually leave alone. Thank you for the knowledge...
-Mike.
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