Hello, I would just like to know if anyone can help me with this problem: My camcorder is Sony DCR-HC42E, and I am using the A/V cable with the red, white and yellow plugs. Basically, I want to be able to record some of my home videos onto the miniDV tape (as a kind of backup before the tape cassette deteriorates), and I connect the cables from the VCR to the camcorder correctly. At this point, the image from the VCR tape should apparently appear on my LCD screen, but it doesn't show up - any clue on what I'm doing wrong? I have tried recording anyway, but all I get on the miniDV tape is a grey screen. Huge thanks to anyone who can help.