Our Hitachi VCR has suddenly stopped recording sound. If we record a TV show and try to play it back on either VCR, there is a picture but no sound. Old recordings still have sound and play fine. The problem is only with new recordings. I ran a head cleaning tape through several times but it didn't make any difference.
Please forgive what may be a stupid question but what is SAP? I checked out the menu on the VCR and found a lot of options relating to which shows to record, CATV vs Normal, etc. However, I couldn't find anything referring to audio. Is this something that could be changed by mistake? Thanks, Ian
Probably not then. It's a Hitachi M241 that we bought new 10 or 12 years ago. Now that we have DVD players, the VCR's primary use is to tape a show that comes on every day so it can be watched in the evening. This is usually done over and over on the same tape until it starts to get ratty at which point we replace the tape. I just tried a wet head-cleaning tape on my son's recommendation with no success. In fact, it only plays for 12 seconds in the Hitachi while it runs for 40 seconds in the second VCR. It still plays with sound although I have to admit the sound quality is down (it runs through the stereo). It just won't record sound. Maybe it's time to replace it given the age and how cheap VCR's are now.
If it's that old then replace it with a HiFi VCR, especially if you are running it through a stereo. The audio difference is like comparing an 8-track to a CD.
can you put a non hifi vcr to a stereo.
My SONY vcr has started to do the same thing. Recording the video without the sound. The funny thing is that when commercials come on then the sound is recorded but when the TV program starts then its just silent. Please help
No audio is a lot bigger problem than no picture, which is usually just cleaning, scrap it.
Hey, my Vcr is doing the same thing, and has done it before, but I have no clue what i did to get it to work again that time. Did you guys solve the problem yet? help please!!!
Hello, I am also having this same problem on my Panasonic VCR. Tried many things, including SAP settings, checking audio cables input/output connections and host of other tests, but still not solved. Any help would be appreciated.
having similar problems... the guy i had set up to come fix my tv/vcr combo never showed... my problem is i tryed to record and it shows picture but crumy sound... the sound skips and doesn't come up right.
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