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Cannot cancel DEMO mode Sony DCRTRV350

by SkyPilot4U / July 12, 2013 10:19 PM PDT

I did like the manual said, putting in a tape, turn on in VCR mode, open MENU, go to SETUP MENU, and DEMO is not highlighted so I cannot select it to turn it off. Anyone know of another way to remove the demo?

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Return it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2013 2:11 AM PDT

There were some demo only models destined for the display areas and those rare units are never going to be anything but in demo mode.

You didn't reveal much detail but as presented I'd return it now.

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I wish I could return it!
by SkyPilot4U / July 13, 2013 8:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Return it?

Sadly, we bought this new about 10 years ago off eBay from a dealer. I wouldn't doubt that it is 'demo only'. What a dumb thing to do, IMO. Well, till we can buy a new one, I guess we'll just have to put a tape in it and actually record it while it's recording the DVD. That is, unless this doesn't put anything out on the A/V Out jack while it's recording!
I better test that before we set up to record our church service tomorrow.

Thanks for the quick reply, Bob.

May the Lord bless you and yours always!
Don Price

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I'm a little confused.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2013 9:19 AM PDT

So it has always done this?

If not, link to the manual and let's read and hope to find a reset.

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Sorry for the confusion...
by SkyPilot4U / July 13, 2013 11:35 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm a little confused.

I never before tried to use the camcorder to record directly to a DVD recorder. I didn't even know it had a 'demo' feature till we were set to go last Sunday. I tried to access it the ways that the manual said, but the 'DEMO' setting never highlights so it can be selected. I don't have the paper manual handy, so have been using the on-line one. If you see something I missed, please let me know!

Thanks again, Bob!

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Link seems to show an e-manual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2013 1:01 PM PDT
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Missed your post...
by SkyPilot4U / September 10, 2013 11:20 AM PDT

Hi, Bob

I missed your post and ended up just getting another camera. It's a HD Canon Vixia HF20. Now I have other issues so I'll end this thread and start a new one.

Thanks anyway!

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