The service was quick and simple, finding the service manual easy and it appears to be the original with colour schematics. It contained the info I was after and so sorted the problem.
I have copied it to CD and attached the envelope to the inside back cover of the owners manual. Good manual and excelent service. Robin Wood, Wood Electronics, New Zealand.
Nice to have the service manual for the Sony DCR-TRV345E now. The document is of excellent quality.
Text excerpt from page 15 (click to view)
Receive NTSC Cross Hatch signal. The Screen mode should be selected on 16:9 mode. When the screen shape is not rectangular but trapezoid, adjust Trapezoid to correct the unbalanced shape.
There is no need to adjust. Check if the value of data is â0â, but PC mode is â85â