Hi my first post.
I have a Canon XM2 and want to record from my Panasonic DMR-EH80VEB combination VHS, DVD, HD recorder using the DV cable. I can record from the XM2 to the HD of the recorder and this displays on my new Toshiba digital TV. But I cannot record to the XM2 via DV and I have done so in the past, prior to buying my new TV. I have been copying VHS home produced tapes a while back so I know it can be done. Apart from having a new TV that is digital and having everything connected via scarts (I use a sky digibox) I can't understand why I am having trouble now.
I have made sure that I connected the DV cable with all devices off. There are no cautionary messages just a blue screen with the tape mode graphic and DV In displayed. It appears that for some reason the signal that goes out from the VCR does not go to the XM2. Although I can record to the VCR from the XM2 and that can be seen on the TV. Its as if the DV cable is only working one way when these cables are two way.