Sharp VC-H690X Specifications

SHARP
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
OPERATION MANUAL
Please read this operation manual carefully
before using the VCR.
CONTENTS
RECORDING
GENERAL INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS AND
PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LOW POWER Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Major Components of Your VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
l Inserting the Batteries
Using the Remote Control for
TV Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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- BASIC OPERATIONS
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m . . . . . . . . . . . . m . . . . . . . . . . . 18
l Inserting a Video Cassette
l Playback
‘Video Search
*Fast Forwarding and Rewinding
l Shuttle System
l Slow Motion Playback (with the Remote Control)
*Still Picture and Frame Advance
l Double Speed Playback
l Colour Mode
l NTSC Tape Play Back on PAL TV
*Auto Tracking Control System
*Auto Head Cleaning System
l Quick Start with Full Loading Mechanism
*Auto Rental Mode
l Blue Back
l Full Auto Playback
l Playback of HI-Fi Recorded Tapes
*Audio Output Mode
*Adjusting Hi-Fi Audio Tracking
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Recording a TV Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
l Cassette Erase Protection
l Recording a TV programme
l TO Watch Another TV Programme While
Recording
Recording Hi-Fi Stereo Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simple Recording Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming the Timer with G-CODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording with the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
*Confirming Timer Programmes
l Cancelling Timer Programmes
Intelligent Timer Recording (JUST REC) . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SETTING UP
Connections .........................................................
Connecting to a Stereo TV ..................................
Connecting to TV and Audio Equipment ...........
Adjusting the Video Channel ..............................
Setting the Language.. .........................................
Setting the Clock.. ................................................
Setting the Channels ...........................................
Channel Skip/Cancelling Skip.. ...........................
Menu Screen.. .......................................................
OSD (On Screen Display) ....................................
l How to Display Indicators
Mode Selection .....................................................
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SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
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New Share Surer Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zero-Back Fu&tion .............................................
DPSS (Digital Programme Search
System) ...............................................................
Auto Repeat ..........................................................
Skip Search.. .........................................................
Instant Replay.. .....................................................
New Child-Proof Lock.. ........................................
VCR Display.. ........................................................
Tape Remaining Display.. ....................................
Editing from a Camcorder to Your VCR.. ...........
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HELPFUL HINTS
Specifications.. ..................................................... 39
Before Calling for Service ................................... 40
w IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS AND PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR NEW VCR, PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THIS OPERATION MANUAL AND THEN
SAVE IT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE AS IT WILL BE USEFUL IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS OPERATING
YOUR VCR IN THE FUTURE.
Location and Handling
1.
Air vents are provided in the VCR cabinet to prevent excessive temperatures
inside the unit. Do not place your VCR in closed spaces, cover it, or otherwise
block the vents.
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Do not place the VCR in direct sunlight, or near heat sources.
3.
Keep the VCR and tapes away from strong magnetic objects
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Do not insert or drop anything into the VCR through the air vents or cassette
compartment as this could cause serious damage, possibly resulting in fire.
5.
Do not place any object containing water or other liqurds on the VCR. In the event
that liquid should enter the cabinet, unplug the VCR immediately and contact the
retailer or a service centre approved by Sharp immediately.
6.
Do not remove the VCR cabinet. Touching parts inside the cabinet could result in
electric shock and/or damage to the VCR. For service and adjustment inside the
cabinet, call a qualified dealer or service centre approved by Sharp.
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The use of head cleaning tapes is not recommended as they may cause damage
to your machine.
Caution-Prevent Condensation
When moving the VCR from a cold place to a warm one, condensation (dew)
is likely to form on the VCR drum and heads.
If you try to play back or record in these circumstances, the videotape and
VCR may be damaged.
To prevent this, turn the power switch on and wait for a few hours for the VCR
to warm up and dry before attempting playback or recording.
This is particularly important before loading a cassette for the first time after
purchasing the VCR.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS AND PRECAUTIONS
Do not attempt to service this VCR yourself. Please carry out the user checks on page 40. If you still experience
a problem, contact your dealer or nearest Sharp service facility.
Copyright may exist in material you wish to record. Copying such material without permission of the relevant
licensee(s) or owner(s) of the copyright is prohibited by law. SHARP is not in a position to authorize the
recording of copyright works and nothing in this manual should be read or implied as giving that authority.
Features
COMMON FEATURES
VHS Hi-Fi Stereo Sound/lGR System / l Audio Dubbing
l G-cd * for Instant Video Programme System
,MID-Drive (New Centre-Mounted Mechanism)
l HQ (High Quality) Circuitry
l Multi Language On Screen Display (English, French, Spanish, Chinese)
*New Sharp Super Picture - Enhances picture quality during playback.
l OSD (On Screen Display) with Menu Screen Guidance
l DPSS (Digital Programme Search System)
aQuick Start with Full Loading Mechanism
l 365-Day, 8-Programme Timer (Daily/Weekly Programmable)
*Auto Channel Tuning
l 48Channel Preset PLL Frequency Synthesized Tuner
l Built-in Shuttle Control
l LOW POWER feature
l Built-in Front AV Jacks
l 60-minute Timer Memory Backup -Timer settings, etc. remain in memory after power
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interruptions of up to 60 minutes.
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345-times High Speed Rewinding Function - Enhances rewinding at a speed 345 times faster
than the LP mode recording/playback speed (only with an E-l 80 tape).
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* G-CODEI is a trade mark of Gemstar Development Corporation The G-CODEI system IS manufactured under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
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Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratones. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
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SURROUND
POWER SUPPLY:
The voltage supply of this VCR is AC 240 V, 50 Hz.
CASSETTE TAPE:
This VCR uses lvuJJ standard video signals. Use only video cassette tapes that carry the m mark.
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Accessories
Be sure that the following accessories are all included with your VCR
Remote control
VCH670X
Coaxial cable
(TV-VCR cable)
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LOW POWER Feature
This model is equipped with a LOW POWER feature to save energy when the VCR is not in use
STANDBY/LOW POWER button
Clock keeps time regardless of this button
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This VCR is not equipped with a mains power switch. Accordingly, nominal
current to drive the clock IS drawn at all times when the AC power cord is
plugged into a wall socket. If the VCR IS not to be used for an extended period,
be sure to unplug the cord.
1. Definitions of POWER modes
POWER ON mode
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POWER STANDBY mode
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LOW POWER mode
VCR in operation or ready for operation.
VCR display is on.
VCR in standby mode.
VCR display is on.
VCR display is off, but clock continues to keep time.
. Noise may appear on the screen when watching TV in this mode. If this
occurs, switch to POWER STANDBY mode.
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TIMER ON.
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2. In POWER ON mode
Each time STANDBY/LOW POWER on the VCR or the remote control (VCR STANDBY for VC-H690X,
STANDBY for VC-H670X) is pressed, the POWER MODE changes as shown below.
(Current)
POWER ON mode
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LOW POWER mode
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LOW POWER mode cannot be used when the programmable timer is set to TIMER ON.
3. Switching from POWER STANDBY or LOW POWER mode to POWER ON
mode.
0 (Press STOP on the remote control)
0 Press STOP on the VCR or the remote control to switch from POWER STANDBY mode to POWER ON
mode.
@ Press STOP on the remote control to switch from LOW POWER mode to POWER ON mode.
@ By pressing one of the tape operation buttons on the remote control (PLAY, REW, FF, etc.) with a video
tape in the VCR, the mode will automatlcally switch to POWER ON and the tape operation will begin.
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STANDBY/LOW POWER button (See page 5.)
EJECT button
Cassette compartment (See Playback, Recording.)
Basic function controls (See Playback, Recording.)
Channel tuning controls (See Setting the Channels.)
@ Front AV jack (LINE IN 2: VIDEO, AUDIO-L/R)
@ VCR Display (explained throughout the operation instructions)
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channel posltion number is usually displayed) will light up. When
the “POWER STANDBY” mode, “LOW POWER” mode, this part will
not be lit
*The display changes each time DISPLAY on the remote control is pressed. (See page 37.)
Rear
Connection terminals (See Connections on page 9 )
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Remote Control
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0 INPUT SELECT button
@ REW button
@ PLAY/x 2 button
@ STOP button
@ CHANNEL (CH) A/ 7 button
@ VOLUME (VOL) 010 button
@ FF button
@ PAUSE/STILL, F. ADV button
@ Numeric buttons
@ AM/PM button
Digit select (When inputting up to
two digit numbers)
@ EJECT button
@ SLOW/O/O buttons (SLOW O/O,
DPSS B/ 4)
@I ZERO BACK button
@ SKIP SEARCH button
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@ MENU button
@d/b/~/V button
@ G-CODE button
@ REC button
@ TIME button
@I TIMER ON/OFF button
@ MODE OSD button
@ DISPLAY button
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(New Child-proof Lock)
@ REVIEW SEARCH button
@ SET button
@ CLEAR button
@I TAPE SPEED button
@I A. DUB button
Inserting the Batteries
First, install the batteries properly. Fit two R6 (UMISUM-3, AA) 1.5 volt batteries
(included) or equivalent, If the remote control stops working, insert new batteries.
Ensure the batteries are inserted correctly, matching the polarities (+/-) indicated
in the remote control.
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Do not subject the remote control to shock, water or excessive humidity.
The remote control may not function if the VCR sensor is in -direct sunlrght or any other strong rrght.
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Incorrect use of batteries may cause them to leak or burst. Head the battery warnrngs ana use me oarrerres properly
Do not mix old and new batteries, or mix brands In use.
Remove the batteries if you will not use the remote control for an extended period of time
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Using the Remote Control for TV Operation
The provided remote control can operate the basic functions of your television. In addition to most Sharp
televisions, other manufacturers’ televisions listed below can also be controlled by setting the remote control to
the corresponding TV brand. The remote control’s default brand is “SHARP”, which enables control of most
Sharp televisions. When you replace the batteries in the remote control, the control’s TV brand setting will be
reset to SHARP.
Setting the TV Brand
@ Turn on your TV.
@ From the table below select the button which
corresponds with the brand of your TV. Simultaneously
press both this button and (*) STANDBY/TV BRAND
SET. Hold down for more than one second.
When setting is complete, the remote control will send a
“power off” signal (6) to the TV, and it should turn off.
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If the TV does not turn off in step 0, repeat the step @ setting
procedure and select the button for a different brand.
(For example)
TV brand: SHARP
(Corresponding
button is “1 “)
Press these __
buttons simultaneously and hold
for more than 1
second.
Press these
buttons simultaneously and hold
for more than 1
second.
* STANDBY for VGH670X
TV BRAND SET for VC-H69OX
(VCH670X)
TV Functions to be Controlled
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Switch to n, control moda,
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0 Press TV to select the TV cantrat m&e.
@ Use the fdlowing buttons on your remote control to
operate your TV set.
TV fttnctiun
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‘TV CHANNEL UP/DQWrJ
*TV V~LU#vtE UP~~~~~
+ tNPtJT SELECT buttan (TV-AV selector)
@ R&s VCR to r&urn to the VCR mntrol mode.
(Uniy for VC44699X)
*YOU GB?J operate TV POWER (81, TV CHANNEL UP/
DOWN, TV VOLUNIE UP/DOWN, NPUT SELECT (TV-
AV selector) directly.
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When you replace the batteries in the remote control, if your
television is not a Sharp model you must reset the TV brand.
If MENU, PLAY, STOP, FF or REW are pressed in the TV
control mode, the VCR will return to VCR control mode.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Although the provided remote control unrt is compatible
with most SHARP televisions, as well as many TV models
manufactured by others, it is possible that the provided
remote control will not work with vour TV, or will control
onlv some of the functions
If the button listed in the table does not work with your TV
set, you may want to try another, occasionally, models
vary wIthin a brand.
Consequently, Sharp’s warranty does not cover all of the
models under the brands listed in the table.
Connections
0 Disconnecting TV Cable
Disconnect the aerial cable from the back of your TV set.
@ Connecting Aerial Cable to VCR
Connect the aerial cable to the ANTENNA IN terminal of your VCR.
ANTENNA IN
@ Connecting VCR to TV
ANTENNA IN
Connect the supplied coaxial cable to the RF
OUT terminal of the VCR. Plug the other end into
your TV’s ANTENNA IN terminal.
TV back panel
RF OUT
Connecting to a Stereo TV
To AUDIO IN R/Ll-7 To VIDEO IN
A IN
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Stereo sound output is only possible using the AUDIO OUT terminals. Sound from the radio frequency converter (RF OUT) is
mono only.
The power cord should not be plugged into the power outlet until the above connectrons have been completed.
If TV reception is weak, use a TV signal booster (not supplied)
m Connecting to TV and Audio Equipment
From RF OUT
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Adjusting the Video Channel
To view the output of your VCR on the television screen, you must select an unused channel on your TV and
tune it to the output of your VCR (factory preset to UHF channel 37).
0 Turn on the TV, select the AV channel or an unused channel on the TV, and turn on the power on the VCR.
(See page 5, item 3.)
@ Load a prerecorded tape into the VCR (not supplied).
@ If the erasure protection tab on the tape is removed, the VCR will automatically play back the tape.
Otherwise press PLAY/x 2.
@ Tune the selected channel on the TV until the picture from the VCR is displayed on the TV screen. (This TV
channel must be selected each time the VCR is used.)
l If picture interference appears on the TV screen in step 0 above, you can change the video channel (RF
output channel from the VCR) with the following procedure. (If UHF channel 37 is an active broadcast channel in
your area, manually select a different channel (UHF 28 to UHF 69) (see below) and then retune your TV as
above.)
(A) Press STANDBY (LOW POWER) on the VCR, or VCR STANDBY (for VCH690X) or STANDBY (for VCH670X) on the remote control. The VCR enters POWER STANDBY mode. (See page 5, item 2.)
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(B) Keep pressing MENU for more than two seconds to light up the : ii-13,,11:0r
displayed above c H-$‘<RF.)
(C) Press CH~/CHA dn’the VCR or A/v button of a’- on the remote control to manually select an unused
channel for use as the video channel, then press SET.
(D) Repeat steps @ to @ above using the newly selected video channel.
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Setting the Language
PREPARATION
Select the video channel on your TV. And turn power ON the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
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*While in MENU, the
~/r/4/, buttons on the
remote control operates
the following functions
(same functions on the
VCR),
A-+CHA
Y+YCH
4 --f REW (Shuttle Ring)
b 3 FF (Shuttle Ring)
(VC-H690X)
(VC-H670X)
Initial Setting of Language
Refer to page 12 to set the clock.
Changing Language
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If the language has already been set previously and you want to change it, follow the steps below.
SET
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0 Press MENU.
Select item “LANGUAGE” with A/v and press SET.
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SET
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@ Select the language with A/V and press SET.
Ex. : ENGLISH
SET
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Setting the Clock
When you use the VCR for the first time or after a power
failure of more than 60 minutes the clock will be reset.
Apply power to the unit to power on (see page 5,
item 3) and press MENU, Then perform the following
procedure.
PREPARATION
Select the video channel on your TV.
And turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
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Initial Setting of Clock
@ First set the language (refer to page 11). Then press SET,
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“12H”
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If 12H mode was selected, then set the AM/PM indicator.
control, and then press . . (First set the ‘day’ digits and then
the ‘month’. If there is only one ‘day’ or one ‘month’ digit,
CChanging the Clock Setting
Follow steps
through @ above and step
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Setting the Channels
Your VCR can receive VHF channels 0 to 12, and UHF channels 28 to 69. Your VCR has 48 programmable
channel positions, each of which can be set to any of the above broadcast channels. The channel positions have
been preset at the factory as shown below.
Posmon
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4
5
6
7
Preset TV Channel
POSItlO”
B
Skipped channel
VHF 2
Skipped channel
Skipped channel
VHF 5A
VHF 6
VHF 7
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!Jre5ei TV Channel
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11-27
28
Skipped channel
VHF 9
VHF 10
Skipped channel
UHF 28
29~46
Skipped channeis
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Use the A / V I 4 / F buttons on the remote control to set
the OSD.
Channel position numbers 1, 3, 4, 8, 11 to 27, and 29 to 46
have been factory set to be skipped when CHANNEL A
or V (CH A or V)IS used.
If the picture is not clear, if you want a different channel
from the one preset or if you wish to reset a skipped
channel, reset the channel as follows.
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AUTO TUNING
PREPARATION
l Select the video channel on your TV. And turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
SET
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@ Select item “AUTO” with A/V and press SET.
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CHANNEL PRESET has been preset to MANUAL at the
factory.
SET
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Screen
@ The channel display on the TV screen will continue
through all of the channels and when finished, the TV
screen will return to the normal screen.
The bar display indicates the estimated amount of
channels tuned.
If additional unwanted channels were found, refer to page 15 to skip unwanted channels.
If some channels were unable to be found, refer to page 14 for Manual Tunrng.
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Setting the Channels
MANUAL TUNING
PREPARATION
l Select the video channel on your TV. And turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
Example: Tuning Channel Position 3 to Broadcast TV Channel 7
Select item “CHANNEL PRESET” with
and press
EL PRESET has been preset to MANUAL at the
desired broadcast channel on your TV, and then press
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Numeric buttons on the remote control can also be used to select channel numbers. Press %-to switch between one and
two digit numbers for step 0.
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Channel SkipKancelling Skip
Channel skip
If there are channel positions that are not preset. you can skip them with the following procedure.
PREPARATION
l Select the video channel on your TV And turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
Example: Skip channel position 12.
ress 4 or F to se ect
Cancelling skip
PREPARATION
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Select the video channel on your TV. And turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
Example: Reset channel position 12.
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Follow the same procedures 0, @ in Channel skip, and then the procedures 0-0 below
@ Select SKIP setting mode by pressing A or V.
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Menu Screen
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Turn on your TV and select the video channel.
Turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
Press MENU to display the MENU screen.
Select the item you want by pressing A or v on the remote control. Refer to
the pages listed below for details on each item.
The following 6 items can be set by using the On Screen Display (OSD).
1: G-CODE Setting a G-CODE timer recording. (See page 26.)
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“EN”‘.EXIT
2: TIMER Setting a timer recording (and checking it), (See page
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28 for the setting procedure.)
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MODE
VCR
operating conditions are set according to the
broadcast reception and tape playback conditions. (See page 17.)
4: CHANNEL PRESET Setting the channels. (See page 13.)
5: CLOCK Setting the present time. (See page 12.)
6: LANGUAGE Selection of language to be used for the On Screen Display. (See page 11.)
@ Press SET. The screen changes to the item which you have selected.
@ To cancel the MENU screen, press MENU.
During recording, the background colour of the MENU screen will become lighter. This does not indicate a malfunction.
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OSD (On Screen Display)
The tape counter and VCR mode can be shown on the screen while you are playing back a tape or watching a
broadcast on the video channel.
“lJplay GAalllp?
AUDIO DUB (MIX) indicator
S. PICTURE (New Sham Super Picture) /
Programme channel
positlon
) PLAY, X2
)) VSF FF
4 ( VSR, REW
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STOP, CASSETTE IN
Audio System (STEREO/I/II)
Audio output indicator
11 ) F. ADV
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Auto Fieoeat disolav
Clock display
Calendar display
II REC PAUSE
ea lme coun er
If the clock is not set, the time and date will not be displayed.
How to Display Indicators
0 Turn on your TV and select the video channel.
@ Turn on the VCR. Mode indicators are displayed In the AUTO display screen.
0 Each time MODE OSD is pressed, the screen changes as follows:
@ AUTO Display ----t @ FULL Display + 0 COUNTER Display --c @ Display off
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AUTO Display
When an each of the operation buttons, numeric button, or CHANNEL A/v (CH A/r) is pressed, the current
mode or the number of the channel will be displayed in the upper section of the TV screen for about 3 seconds.
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When you record a video signal output from this VCR on another VCR, press MODE OSD to select Display Off. (If the mode
indicator is displayed on the screen, it is also recorded on the tape )
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Mode Selection
You can set the basic functions listed in the table below on the MODE selection screen.
PREPARATION
*Turn on your TV and select the video channel. And turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
AUTO Usually select AUTO mode.
PAL Strict PAL colour mode.
ur VCR receives no TV signal or an
due to weak TV signal reception, or
ils, see Auto Repeat on page 35.)
REC) on page 31.)
Select the AUDIO MIX mode by pressing
(For details, see pages 31 and 32.)
and then
- Playback
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Inserting a Video Cassette
Gently insert the video cassette into the cassette compartment. The VCR turns on automatically. If the cassette
is inserted Incorrectly, the loading system will not function. Do not force the cassette into the VCR. When the
cassette has been properly loaded, “ml’ appears on the VCR display.
To remove the cassette, press EJECT during stop mode.
\Playback
PREPARATION
*Turn on your TV and select the video channel
Insert a cassette
FF
‘L.AYI x 2
REW
REW
Pl.AYlx 2
STOP
STOP
FF
(VC-H690X)
0 Turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
Q Insert a cassette.
@ Press PLAY/X2. (The auto tracking control system
engages and ” F” flashes on the TV screen for a
few seconds.)
(VC-H670X)
@ To stop playback, press STOP. (If the tape
reaches its end, the VCR will automatically rewind
the tape to the beginning, eject the cassette, and
turn into POWER STANDBY mode.)
Video Search
Fast Forwarding and Rewinding
Use the following procedure to quickly find the section you
want, while viewing the picture.
0 During playback, press FF for forward video search, or
REW for reverse search.
0 To move through the cassette faster, press
STOP and then press FF or REW to fast
forward or rewind the cassette. (The prcture
cannot be viewed in this mode.)
@ Press STOP to stop fast forward or rewind.
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SP/LP
VSFNSR VSFNSR
(‘3)
@)
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x7
x3
There are 2 search speeds in each direction. The VCR
switches between them each time the button is pressed.
@ Press PLAY/X2 to resume normal playback.
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During video search of a tape recorded in the LP mode, the upper
part of the picture may be skewed to one side.
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l If you use other than E-90/E-180 cassettes, fast forward and rewind may take somewhat longer.
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Playback
Shuttle System
The shuttle system lets you control all the basic playback functions usrng just the shuttle ring part
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The shuttle ring does not rotate 360”.
D URING
STOP
MODE
Fast Forward and Rewind
@ Turn the ring either to the right or the left and release it. (The shuttle ring will
return to centre.)
@ Press STOP to stop fast forward or rewind.
D URING
PLAY
MODE
Video Search
*Turn the ring to the left or the right during playback to enter VSF (Video Search
Forward), or VSR (Video Search Reverse) mode. Select from two speeds by
turning the ring. Release the ring (the shuttle ring returns to centre) to return to
playback.
l During playback, turning the ring all the way to the left or right locks the VCR in
VSF (Video Search Forward), or VSR (Video Search Reverse) mode. Press
PLAY/X2 to return to regular playback.
TAPE SPEED
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Slow Motion Playback (with the Remote Control)
0 Press SLOW on the remote control during playback.
@ Press SLOW 0 or 0 (to the right of SLOW) to vary the slow motion playback
speed between % and %a of the normal playback speed.
@j Press PLAY/X2 to resume normal playback.
a DPSS 8
WSLOW- 8 -aa
0
0
0
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Still Picture and Frame Advance
0 Press PAUSE/STILL (F.ADV) during playback. This will freeze the picture on your TV.
@ If noise bars appear on the screen during still picture, set your VCR to the slow mode and press CHANNEL
A/V (CH &‘I) to make the noise disappear. Then press PAUSE/STILL (F.ADV) again.
@ If there is vertical jitter during Still Picture Playback, press CHANNEL A/V (CH A/v) to stop the jitter.
@ Press PAUSE/STILL (F.ADV) during still mode for frame advance.
@ Press PLAY/X2 again to resume normal playback.
Double Speed Playback
0 Press PLAY/X2 during playback. The tape will be played back at twice the normal speed.
@ Press PLAY/X2 to resume normal playback.
Sound is muted during video search, slow motion, still picture, frame advance, and double speed playback.
*To avoid damage to the tape, your VCR will resume normal playback after about 5 minutes of slow motion playback and
still picture.
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During slow motion, still, frame advance and double speed playback with a tape recorded in the LP mode, the upper part
of the picture may be skewed to one side.
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Colour Mode
If a colour recording’s quality is poor, the picture may turn
black and white. In this event, set the COLOUR mode on
the MODE selection screen to PAL (strict PAL colour
mode). Normally, the colour mode should be set to
“AUTO” mode.
(See Mode Selection on page 17.)
Strict
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When the colour mode is set to frxed co/our mode while the
VCR is playing back a black and white tape or is receiving a
black and white broadcast, the picture may be coloured. In this
event, set the COLOUR mode on the MODE selection screen to
“AUTO” mode.
PALdour made
(Change with 4 or F .)
t
Then press SET.
NTSC Tape Play Back on PAL TV
When you play back an NTSC tape on your VCR, it is possible to use a PAL or multisystem compatible TV. However, please note the following:
*The picture will shrink vertically to some degree, as shown in the diagram, but this does
not indicate a malfunction in your TV or VCR.
*If your TV does not have a V-HOLD control, the picture may roll and be unwatchable.
However, if you use a TV with a V-HOLD control, you can stop the rolling by adjusting the
V-HOLD control and watch the picture.
l Horizontal noise bars may appear on the screen during special effect playback (video search, still, slow, frame
advance, and double speed playback), possibly accompanied by discolouring.
*Although NTSC tapes can be played back onto a PAL TV, those tapes cannot be dubbed by a PAL system
VCR connected to the AUDIO OUT and VIDEO OUT terminals of this product. Tapes recorded in this way
cannot be played back on PAL system VCRs.
*Set the COLOUR mode to AUTO. If the COLOUR mode is set to PAL, you cannot play back the tape.
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Playback
Auto Tracking Control System
This function automatically adjusts the tracking to match the
recorded tape. Auto tracking engages In the following
cases:
l When you insert the cassette and begin playback.
*When you press CHANNEL A and 7 (CH A and v) at the
Poor tracking
Normal tracking
same time.
*When the VCR has been playing back an unrecorded section of tape, and then reaches a recorded tape
segment.
When auto tracking engages, ” .” on the TV screen flashes for a few seconds.
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When a poorly recorded tape is played back, auto trackrng may not operate normally. In this event, manually adjust the
tracking with CHANNEL A/v (CH A/T) to make any noise disappear.
Auto Head Cleaning System
When the tape is inserted or ejected, this system automatically cleans the drum and heads with a special
roller before recording or playback begins, protecting the heads and drum from dirt and preserving beautiful
picture quality.
Quick Start with Full Loading Mechanism
Your VCR has a standby function (Full Loading Mechanism) to allow immediate recording and playback.
After pressing REC or PLAY/XS, it takes about 2 seconds until recording or playback is engaged when in the
standby mode.
Auto Rental Mode
(This function only works when AUTO RENTAL mode on the MODE selection screen is set to ON.)
The convenient auto rental mode lets you enjoy playback with ease. When you insert a cassette with the
erasure protection tab removed (rental videos, etc.), your VCR automatically turns on the power, winds the
tape forward to find the recorded section, and plays back the tape. When the tape reaches the end of
recorded section, the VCR automatically rewinds the tape, ejects it and turns into POWER STANDBY mode.
If there is more than a 15 second unrecorded section between recorded sections, the tape will automatically stop and
rewind. To watch the next recorded section, press STOP fast forward to that section and play the tape.
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If the erasure protection hole IS covered, press PLAY/x2 after the power turns on automatically. (Auto Rental Mode does
not work.)
l If Auto Rental and Repeat (Auto Repeat) modes on the MODE selection are set to ON simultaneously, Auto Rental will not
function. (If this happens, set Repeat (Auto Repeat) mode to OFF.)
l The AUTO REPEAT mode has priority over the AUTO RENTAL mode. If the AUTO REPEAT mode is set to ON and the
video cassette reaches its end, the VCR will rewind the tape and play it back again without ejectrng the tape or turning
into POWER STANDBY mode.
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Playback
Blue Back
Set the BLUE BACK mode to AUTO on the MODE-selection screen. (See Mode Selection on page 17.) This
function eliminates monitor noise and mutes sound during playback of unrecorded portions of a tape, and
when receiving a non-broadcasting channel. A blue screen will also appear if the VCR is set to the Auxiliary
Input (LINE IN) mode but no video signal is fed to the VCR. (The BLUE BACK mode is set to AUTO at the
factory.)
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Blue Back does not function during still picture, variable slow motion and video search
Blue Back may not functlon properly if the broadcast signal is too strong or too weak.
Blue Back cannot be recorded.
If the antenna signal IS weak while recording a TV programme, or if the input signal is weak while tape dubbing, the
monitor screen may turn blue back since the unit may not recognize whether or not a proper signal is being received. In
this event, set the BLUE BACK mode to OFF.
Full Auto Playback
(This function only works when AUTO RENTAL mode on the MODE selection screen is set to OFF.)
Full Auto Playback lets you enjoy playback with ease. When you insert a cassette with the erasure protection
tab removed, your VCR automatically turns on the power and plays back the tape. When the tape reaches its
end, the VCR automatically rewinds the tape, ejects it and turns into POWER STANDBY mode.
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If the erasure protection hole is covered, press
PLAY/x2 after the power turns on automatically.
Playback of Hi-Fi Recorded Tapes
This VCR will play back both video and audio-only tapes recorded in the Hi-Fi mode.
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Stereo sound output is only possible using the AUDIO OUT terminals Sound from the radio frequency converter (RF OUT) is
mono only. A blue screen will appear if audio-only Hi-Fi tapes are played back.
Audio Output Mode
The audio output mode is controlled by AUDIO OUT on the remote control. The VCR is normally set to the Hi-Fi
mode, with 0 and I3 displayed on the VCR display, and normal stereo sound output.
Select q , and only the Hi-Fi Left channel audio is heard from both the Right and Left speakers.
Select l3, and only the Hi-Fi Right channel audio is heard from both the Right and Left speakers.
If you select the mono linear track, 0 and q will disappear.
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Should the Hi-Fi output level be poor, the VCR will automatically select the mono linear track output.
When playing back tapes which have only HI-Fi sound recorded. if Hi-Fi sound is not reproduced, or if there is some noise in
the audio, press CHANNEL A or v (CH A or v) until the sound improves
Adjusting Hi-Fi Audio Tracking
(To adjust the Hi-Fi tracking manually when playing back a poorly recorded Hi-Fi tape)
*Normally you can simultaneously press and hold both CHANNEL A./v (CH A/v) to obtain the optimal Hi-Fi
audio tracking.
l If Hi-Fi audio is unstable (frequent dropouts, etc.) with a rental video, a tape recorded on another VCR, restore
normal tracking while playing back the tape as described below:
@ Simultaneously press CHANNEL A/V (CH A/V).
@ Press CHANNEL v (CH v) repeatedly at equal, short intervals until the 0 and I3 indicators disappear
from the VCR display.
0 Press CHANNEL A (CH A) in the same manner while counting button operations until the q and q
indicators reappear and then disappear again
0 Press CHANNEL v (CH v) again for half the number of times counted in step @ above to obtain optimal
tracking.
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Recording a TV Programme
Cassette Erase Protection
A m cassette has a removable tab to prevent accidental erasure of recorded
mate”ri”al. Removing the tab prevents recording. To record on a video cassette with the
tab removed, place adhesive tape over the tab opening
Recording a TV Programme
Insert a cassette.
STANDBY
PAUSE/STILL STOP
CH i/v REC
EJECT
(VC-H690X)
PREPARATION
*Turn on your TV and select the video channel.
PROCEDURE
@ Turn on the VCR (See page 5, item 3.)
@ Insert the cassette, making sure the erasure protection hole is covered.
0 Select the channel position you wish to record with CHANNEL A/V (CH A/v).
0 Select the SP (Standard Play) or LP (Long Play) recording speed with TAPE SPEED on the remote control
(“SP” or “LP” will light up on the VCR display). SP (Standard Play) gives the best picture quality. LP (Long
Play) gives the longest recording time.
@ Press REC. (If the erasure protection hole is uncovered, the cassette will be ejected.) To pause during
recording, press PAUSE/STILL (F. ADV), To resume recording, press PAUSE/STILL (F. ADV) again.
@ To stop recording, press STOP.
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The pause mode disengages automatically after about 5 minutes, and the VCR enters stop mode.
To record audio and video from an external source through the AUDIO/VIDEO terminal on the front or rear of the VCR, press
INPUT SELECT on the remote control or press CHANNEL A/Y (CH A/T) to select the Ll or L2 channel position situated
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between the last channel and first channel (When the Ll or L2 position is selected, “Ll or L2” is displayed where a channel
posltion number is usually displayed.)
If the TV signals are weak and the picture changes to monochrome, set the PAL mode on the MODE selection screen (See
Colour Mode on page 20.) Normally, the colour mode should be set to “AUTO”
To Watch Another TV Programme While Recording
After steps 0 to @ have been completed, select the programme you wish to view using the TV tuner. At the
end of the tape, your VCR will automatically stop recording, rewind to the beginning of the tape, eject the tape
and turn to the POWER STANDBY mode.
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Recording Hi-Fi Stereo Sound
This VCR automatically records audio signals on two kinds of audio tracks.
Using specialized rotary heads, audio signals are recorded on the video track in the FM format, MultiHi-Fi:
channel broadcasts (stereo or bilingual programmes) are automatically recorded on two channels.
Normal: Audio signals are recorded monaurally on the linear track. Stereo broadcasts are recorded in mono,
and only the main audio track of bilingual programmes is recorded.
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Video cassettes recorded on a non-HI-F1 VCR can also be played back. However, if the audio srgnals are recorded on two lrnear
channels, stereo programmes will be played back monaurally and bilingual programmes WIII be played back wrth both the main and
sub audio tracks mixed together.
- Video cassettes recorded on this VCR can be played back on a non-HI-F1 VCR. However, only the normal (linear) track will be played
back.
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Switching Input Signals
Various sources of video and audio signals can be recorded as shown in the following chart.
(a) Selecting a channel will record both video and audio from the VCR tuner.
(b) Selectrng an external source position (to select an external source position, press INPUT SELECT or select
a channel situated between the last channel and the first channel with CHANNEL A/V (CH A/V)) will
record both video and audio from an external source via the back-panel AUDIO/VIDEO LINE 1 or front LINE
IN 2 terminal.
Signals Recorded
TV screen
Input mode
Video track
T
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$F,’
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r
7
7
Normal audio track
Hi-Fi audio track
Signals from tuner
Signals from AUDIO/VIDEO (LINEI) socket on the rear of the VCR
Signals from LINE IN 2 terminal on the front of the VCR
Recording Audio Only
This VCR can record Hi-Fi audio-only signals,
0 Connect the audio source (CD player, etc.) to the AUDIO-IN L/R terminals on the front or rear of the VCR.
@ Select the connected external position LINE IN 1 or 2 (“Ll” or “L2” lights up) by pressing INPUT SELECT or
CHANNEL A/V (CH A/V).
@ Press TAPE SPEED on the remote control to select SP or LP mode.
0 Press REC.
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Simple Recording Timer
There are two ways to use this Simple Recording Timer for
your convenience.
Immediate Recording
Immediate recordrng:
Convenient when havrng an unexpected visitor or
telephone call
l Delaved recordina:
1 Convenrent whenjeaving the house or going to bed.
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0 Select the channel position to be recorded by pressing
CHANNEL A/V (CH A/7).
(fx.: Channel position: 2)
@ Press REC to enter the normal recording mode. Then,
press REC repeatedly to set the desired ending time.
(fx.: Ending time: 9:30 AM)
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. REC
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Each press of REC increases the stop time by IO minutes
Press STOP to terminate recording
Delayed Recording
0 Select the channel position to be recorded by pressing
CHANNEL A/V (CH A/V).
(fx. : Channel position: 2)
@ Set the starting time by pressing UTIME. (Ex.: Starting
time: 8:40 AM)
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Each press of aTIME Increases the start time by 10 minutes.
*Setting the time within a 24.hour period in IO-mrnute intervals is
possible.
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S.PTCT”RE ON
8:10AM STEREO
@ Set the ending time by pressing REC. (Ex.: Ending time:
9:30 AM)
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c!STANDBY
000
0
( vcRi )
Each press of REC increases the stop time by 10 minutes.
@ Press STANDBY to turn to the POWER STANDBY mode.
(See page 5, item 2.)
(Ex.: Present time: 8:28 AM)
*After the Simple Recording Timer is set, the channel position cannot be changed
*To confirm the starting time and the ending time, first turn on the power Then press DTIME to confirm the starting and
ending time. And turn to the POWER STANDBY mode.
l To clear the Simple Recording Tamer setting during setting of “Delayed Recording”, press CLEAR on the remote control. TO
clear after settrng, turn on the power, press BTIME to select Simple Recording Timer mode, and then while the aSTART
time is flashrng, press CLEAR.
l The Simple Recording Timer cannot be set If the trmer has been preset (“m’” indicator on the VCR display is lit). If this is the
case, cancel the timer standby mode by pressing TIMER ON/OFF, turn on the power and then proceed with setting of the
Simple Recording Timer.
l Select the SP (Standard Play) or LP (Long Play) recording speed with TAPE SPEED on the remote control (“SP” or “LP” will
light up on the VCR display). SP (Standard Play) gives the best picture quality. LP (Long Play) gives the largest recording
time.
l The stop time for delayed recording must be set within 10 seconds of setting the start time, otherwise start time must be set
again.
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This VCR has the G-CODE Programming System. By simply inputting the G-CODE number with the O-9 numeric
buttons, you can programme your VCR for timer recording.
The G-CODE numbers are listed in most newspaper, TV guide, and local cable TV listings.
The timer can be set for automatic recording of up to 8 events over a 365 day period. In addition, each of the
events can be set to be recorded on a daily or weekly basis up to the limit of the tape.
PREPARATION:
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Select the video channel on your TV. Turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
Load ihe cassette, ensuring the erasure protection hole is covered. The VCR power will automatically turn on
Check that the clock is displaying the correct time.
CODE number, refer to your newspaper or TV guide.
ODE to directly select this screen.
“WEEKLY”:
To record every day at the same time.
To record every week at the same time.
hannel is set into.
numeric or A/v.
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Programming the Timer with G-CC&
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SET
0
&J-CODE
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SET
m WEEKLY DAILY
0
@ Press SET.
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To programme additional timer settings, press SET and
repeat steps @ through 0.
(0)
:
MENU
0 e
TIMER
ON/OFF
O*
TIMER
lo
To return to the normal screen, press
MENU.
Normal Screen
@ To set the VCR for automatic timer recording, press
TIMER ON/OFF and ensure the “13” indication lights on
the VCR display.
(5)
Please be sure to check that the start and end times of two different programmes do not overlap, as the remote control has
been designed to accept the basic individual G-CODE number only. If the recording periods of two programmes overlap,
the beginning of the second programme will not be recorded.
-To cancel the programmed G-CODE setting, select the TIMER setting mode on the MENU screen. Then select the
programme number you wish to cancel with A/Y and press CLEAR. (See Cancelling Timer Programmes on page 30.)
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Setting the Programme Number In Step 5
When using G-CODE for the first time the Programme number (PR) on the screen shows two dashes and is
highlighted white. Set it to be the same as the PR number to which your broadcasting channel is set into.
For instance if you can view CH 47 on programme (PR) 47, set the On screen PR number to 47.
l You need to set this only once.
l If the channels are retuned you need to set the PR numbers again.
Input programme No. here
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II the wrong programme has been recorded, for future recordings change the PR number (i, e. Step 0) to the same preset
channel position number as on the VCR. (Refer to Manual Tuning on page 14 )
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Recording with the Timer
The timer can be set manually for automatic recording of up to 8 events over a 365 day period.
PREPARATION
Select the video channel on your TV. Turn on the VCR (See page 5, item 3).
l Load the cassette, ensuring the erasure protection hole is covered. The VCR power will automatically turn on.
l Check that the clock is displaying the correct time. (See Setting the Clock on page 12.)
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PROCEDURE
Example: Recording channel position 47 in SP mode from 12:OO PM to 12:30 PM, December 15, 1998, if the
present time is lo:28 (morning), December 14, 1998.
[Menu1
@ Press MENU.
Select the TIMER-setting mode and press SET.
0
(0)
@ Select the timer position with A/v and press SET.
l If the timer positions 1 to 4 have already been set, the
screen changes 212 (timer positions 5 to 8).
[Timer position]
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.:..
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.:..
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Bi::s:,,
E]:oAIrr
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SETiElYBR
[Daily/Weekly]
’ AlYe.
[Channel]
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-:--
--I--
--
-:--
--I--
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_:__
0 If you want to record only once, press b and go to step
0. Otherwise, select “D (DAILY)” to record at the same
time each day or “W (WEEKLY)” to record at the same
time each week by pressing A or v, and then pressing
. .
@ Set the channel number using the numeric buttons or A/
v and then press . .
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Numeric
buttons
--,--
@ Set the date for timer recording with the numeric buttons
or A/V on the remote control and then press b.
. First set the “day” digits and then “month”. If there is
only one “day” or one “month” digit, enter a 0 first.
-:--
-_
-:--
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_:_-
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*To record audio and video from an external source through an
AUDIO/VIDEO terminal on the VCR, press A/V to select an AV
channel (When an AV position is selected, “Ll” or “L2” is displayed
where a channel position number is usually displayed.)
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A/Y can also be used to set the date and time Instead of the numeric buttons
Press 0 first if the day, month, hour or minute IS a single drgit.
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Recording with the Timer
e numeric
to 24H mode, “AM/
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-:__ __
WOPl
[Tape Speed]
--11mm12
--I---,---,--
Timer Recording (JU
PR START STOP
47 12:00.12:301H~
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. -:__ _:..
__ .:-- _:__ __
[Timer review]
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@ Press SET. To programme additional timer settings,
repeat steps @ through 0.
ATE PR START ST
To return to the normal screen, press MENU.
TIMER
@ To set the VCR for automatic timer recording, press
TIMER ON/OFF and ensure the “Q” indicator lights on
the VCR display.
If the video cassette runs out before recording all the programmes, your VCR WIII stop, eject the cassette, and shut off
automatically.
l If power is interrupted for more than 60 minutes (power failure, etc.), all timer settings will be cancelled.
l If TIMER ON/OFF is pressed when there is no cassette loaded, “17’” flashes for 5 seconds, indicating that timer recording is
not possible.
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If TIMER ON/OFF is pressed while a cassette with an uncovered erasure protection hole is loaded, “B” flashes and the
cassette is ejected
l When ‘Yl” is lit, regular VCR operation, clock setting and settrngicancellingiconfirming
timer positions are not possible. For
reaular VCR ooeration. clock setting and settinq/cancelling/confirming timer positions, press TIMER ON/OFF to disengage
the timer (“B” disappears), and the6 turn on yoir VCR.
l During timer recording, the timer cannot be set.
-To terminate timer recording, press STOP during timer recording.
l If no buttons are pressed within one minute while setting a timer programme position, the mode automatically returns to the
previous mode.
l If the same time is input for the start time and the stop time, the timer setting will be cancelled
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Recording with the Timer
Confirming Timer Programmes
You can see on the On Screen Display a list of all timer programmes that are already set
PREPARATION
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Turn on your TV and VCR and select the vrdeo channel on the TV.
SET
0 Press MENU. (If the “0” indicator on the VCR display is
lit, cancel the timer standby mode by pressing TIMER
ON/OFF and then turn on the power.)
@ W;ct the TIMER-setting mode with A/V and then press
[Example]
SET
0
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@ The screen for confirming programmes that have been
set will appear.
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SET
0
(0)
Check the information displayed.
If you want to correct the data, select the programme to be
changed with A/v and then press SET. Correct the setting as
described on pages 28 and 29.
@ To return to the normal screen, press MENU,
MENU
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Normal Screen
After checking or correcting the programme contents, press
TIMER ON/OFF to enter the Timer Standby mode.
Cancelling Timer Programmes
Perform the following procedure to cancel timer programmes that have already been set
PREPARATION
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Turn on your TV and VCR and select the video channel on the TV.
SET
0
MENU
0’
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SET
0
(0)
0 Press MENU. (If the “13” indicator on the VCR display is
lit, cancel the timer standby mode by pressing TIMER
ON/OFF and then turn on the power.)
0 Select the TIMER-setting mode with A/V and then press
SET.
@ The screen for confirming timer recording programmes
that have been set will appear,
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Select the programme number you wish to cancel with A/T.
(The selected programme will appear highlighted.)
@ Double-check that it is the programme you wish to
cancel, and press CLEAR. It will be cleared on the
screen.
@ To return to the normal screen, press MENU.
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Normal Screen
If there are still some programmes set, press TIMER ON/OFF
to enter the Timer Standby mode.
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Intelligent Timer Recording (JUST REC)
When the tape is expected to run out halfway during timer recording (except for the Simple Recording Timer) in
the SP (standard play) mode, the mode will automatically change to the LP (long play) mode to prevent
termination of recording.
This functron works only when JUST REC mode on the MODE selection screen is set to ON.
For example:
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When a 120-minute programme is timer-recorded with a go-minute tape while the automatic select is set to LP
mode as shown below.
r About 60 minutes 7 r About 30 mlnutes7
SP (standard play) mode
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LP (long play) mode
Total: 120 minutes
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This function may not properly work for video tapes other than E-60, E-90, E-180 and E-240
This tape may not be completely used up.
When more than one programme is set on the timer, the automatic recording functron will work for the length of each timerset programme, but not for the total length of all programmes.
When the LP mode is initially used for timer-recording a programme, if the tape is not long enough to record the entire length
of the programme, the programme will not be entirely recorded.
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Audio Dubbing
This VCR allows you to add a narrative or background music to a pre-recorded tape.
l The audio signal will be recorded on the mono (linear) track. The Hi-Fi tracks remain unchanged
Connect the audio source to the
AUDIO IN L-R terminals (or L termrnal
only) on the front of your VCR
(remember to select L2).
If a microphone is
to be used,
connect it to your
audio equipment.
Audio source
Connect the audio source to the AUDIO IN L-R terminals (or L terminal only) on the front of the VCR as
shown above. (The input terminals on the rear of the VCR cannot be used.)
Insert the pre-recorded tape into the VCR.
Press PLAY/x2 to view the recording.
Press PAUSE/STILL when you reach the point on the tape where you want to begin audio dubbing.
Press A.DUB, (“A.DUB” and “12” will be shown on the On Screen Display.)
Wait about 4 seconds and then press PAUSE/STILL to begin audio dubbing.
Press STOP to finish audio dubbing. (“A.DUB” will disappear from the On Screen Display.)
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Do not press CHANNEL ‘l/~ (CH Y/r) during audio dubbing.
Because the audio signal is recorded on the mono (linear) track, any previous recording on this track will be erased
If the Auto Tracking function is used during audio dubbing, the recorded audio may be distorted. Wait about 4 seconds
before pressing PAUSE/STILL to begin audio dubbing in step @
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Audio Dubbing
Listening to an Audio Dubbed Tape
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Mode on page 22.)
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A U D I O M I X 1 AUDIOOUT M O D E 1 V C R D I S P L A Y 1
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Original Hi-Fi audio (L&R channels)
plus dubbed mono audio.
Original Hi-Fi audio (R channel)
plus dubbed mono audio.
m Virtual Dolby Surround/SURROUND-Function
m New Sharp Super Picture
This function creates clearer modulation during playback for high picture quality.
S.PICT”RE O N
Press S. PICTURE on the VCR.
“S.PICTURE ON (or OFF)” will appear on the TV screen for a few seconds. Each
time the button is pressed, the mode switches between ON and OFF. (The New
Sharp Super Picture is preset to ON at the factory.)
ON:
Normally leave the mode set to ON. This high picture quality function will create a
clearer image during playback.
OFF:
Set to OFF when playing back a tape on the VCR while editing or when strong noise
appears on the screen. Set to OFF when using the VCR as an editing source.
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This function cannot be set to ON/OFF with the MENU screen displayed.
If power is interrupted for more than 60 minutes (power failure, etc.), the setting will return to ON.
m Zero-Back Function
The zero-back function makes the cassette fast forward (or rewind) to the previously set “O:OO.OO” point and
stop there.
ZERO BACK
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the point you wish to return to later. “O:OO.OO” is displayed.
@ Press ZERO BACK on the remote control. The VCR automatically detects the
direction of the “O:OO.OO” position and fast forwards (or rewinds) the tape.
@ When the tape reaches the “O:OO.OO” position, the tape automatically stops.
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The zero-back function does not operate during recording. The function works during the playback, stop, fast forward, rewind and
video search modes.
m DPSS (Digital Programme Search System)
With this feature you can quickly locate a desired section of the tape. The DPSS feature makes use of VISS
(index) signals to search for a specified tape segment and begin playback automatically.
VISS ( I n d e x ) Signal
An VISS (index) signal is automatically recorded on the
tape at the start of ordinary recording, simple recording
timer and timer recording.
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@ Load a tape containing VISS (index) signals into the VCR.
@ Select the VISS (index) number of the desired programme using DPSS B or a
on the remote control.
Search starts immediately. (When a signal is located, the displayed number
decreases.)
@ When the selected VISS (index) signal-encoded section is found, playback
begins automatically.
DPSS may not function properly if the VISS (index) signals are too close together (withln 5 minutes of each other).
DPSS can be cancelled by pressing PLAY/X2 or STOP.
If the tape reaches its end or IS rewound completely before locating the desired VISS (index) signal, DPSS is cancelled.
DPSS may not function for damaged or worn tapes.
The DPSS function cannot be used with tapes that contain no VISS (index) signals.
The starting point of a programme may vary slightly.
DPSS does not operate dunng the slow, record, timer standby, and timer recording modes, or when there is no cassette loaded
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Auto Repeat
With this feature, the entire tape is played back repeatedly.
0 Set the REPEAT mode on the MODE-selection screen to ON.
When the video cassette reaches its end, the VCR will stop
playback, rewind the tape, and automatically play it back again.
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The ON/OFF status of the Auto Repeat can be checked on the MODE Selection
screen (See Mode Selection on page 17.) (And when the Auto Repeat is ON,
“REPEAT” will be displayed on the OSD.)
If the Auto Repeat is on and the tape is rewound to the beginning with rewind or reverse video search, the tape will
automatically start playback.
m Skip Search
When SKIP SEARCH on the remote control is pressed during playback mode,
the VCR will perform a forward video search for a fixed interval of playback time
before resuming playback. Depending on how many times the button is pressed,
it is possible to set the forward video search time to approx. 30, 60, 90 or 120
seconds of recorded material.
Number of Times Pressed
Forward Video Search Time
1 time
Approx. 30 sec.
(of playback time)
2 times
Approx. 60 sec.
(of playback time)
3 times
Approx. 90 sec.
(of playback time)
4 times
Approx. 120 sec.
(of playback time)
(On the VCR display)
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During skip search, the interval of the video search will flash on the display.
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When c on the remote control is pressed during playback, the VCR will perform
a reverse video search for a fixed interval of playback time before resuming
playback. Depending on how many times the button is pressed, it is possible to
set the reverse video search time to approx. 20, 40, 60, or 80 seconds of
recorded material.
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With this feature, you can lock all VCR modes to prevent accidental change.
This function works even when the VCR power is off, thus preventing children
from operating the VCR or viewing select programmes while you are away from
home.
New Child-Proof Lock
0 Press ti on the remote control for about 2 seconds.
“ti” flashes and “;+---” lights on the VCR-function display.
Q Press ti again.
“&‘I remains lit on the VCR display confirming that New Child-Proof Lock has been activated.
@ Now regardless of what other operating buttons are touched, the VCR will continue to operate in the present
mode.
(If New Child-Proof Lock is activated during playback, once the tape reaches its end, the VCR automatically
rewinds the tape, ejects it, and turns into POWER STANDBY mode.)
Disengaging New Child-Proof Lock
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Press ti for about 2 seconds.
“ti” starts flashing and then disappears. Now, New Child-Proof Lock is disengaged
Advanced New Child-Proof Lock
0 Press ti on the remote control for about 2 seconds.
“h” flashes and “I<---” lights on the VCR display.
@ Input the personal code number (4 digit code) with the numbered buttons. The personal code number you
have input is displayed on the VCR display.
@ Press ti again.
“@%J” remains lit on the VCR display confirming that New Child-Proof Lock has been activated.
@ Now regardless of what other operating buttons are touched, the VCR will continue to operate in the present
mode.
(If New Child-Proof Lock is activated during playback, once the tape reaches its end, the VCR automatically
rewinds the tape, ejects it, and turns into POWER STANDBY mode.)
Disengaging Advanced New Child-Proof Lock
0 Press % for about 2 seconds.
“ti” flashes and “:+---” lights on the VCR drsplay.
@ Input the personal code number (4 digit code) you used to activate Advanced New Child-Proof Lock with
the numbered buttons. The personal code number you have input is displayed on the VCR display.
0 Press ti again.
“@&’ disappears. Now, New Child-Proof Lock is disengaged. If the code number is wrong, “:<---” is
displayed on the VCR display. Retry to input the right code number. Press G&I again.
If you forget your personal code number, you can disengage New Child-Proof Lock
with the following procedure:
0 Press ti for about 2 seconds.
“h” flashes and “;+:---” lights on the VCR display.
@ Press STANDBY on both the VCR and remote control (VCR STANBY for the remote control of VC-H690X)
for at least 2 seconds. New Child-Proof Lock is disengaged.
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on the VCR display
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VCR Display
When DISPLAY is pressed, the display changes in the following way. (However, the following is the case when
the clock time is set and displayed in the 12.hour system.)
Example, [TAPE REMAINING/CHANNEL]
Example: [TAPE COUNTER/CHANNEL]
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[OPERATING MODE/CHANNEL]
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display changes in the following way.
(If the “m” indicator on the VCR display is lit, cancel the timer standby mode by pressing TIMER ON/OFF and then turn on
the power.)
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Example, [COUNTER]
Example: [PRESENT TIME]
[REMAINING TIME]
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Counter Clear
Make sure the counter is displayed, then press CLEAR on the remote control.
“O:OO.OO” is displayed.
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Tape Remaioing Display
The tape remaining display only works with tapes recorded in PAL. It does not work with tapes recorded in
NTSC.
On Screen Display
VCR Display
*Select FULL or
COUNTER display
mode by pressing
MODE OSD on the
remote control.
*Press DISPLAY on
the remote control.
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the tape remaining for tapes recorded in NTSC or MESECAM modes.)
When you insert the tape and the VCR is in the stop mode, the tape remaining cannot be computed. The following Indicator
is shown when the tape remaining has not yet been computed or cannot be computed.
PSDI
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When you start recording or playback, the VCR will begin the computation. However, this may take some time.
When computation is completed, tape remaining will be shown on the OSD and VCR display for 5 seconds.
If the “REM.” mode is selected with MODE OSD or DISPLAY and the VCR is In stop mode, the tape WIII automatically fast
forward or rewind for a few seconds and then the VCR will begin computing the amount of tape remaining.
During computation, REC will not function, and pressing STOP, PLAY/x2, or other buttons will interrupt the computation.
Setting the DPSS or ZERO-BACK function during computation may cancel it.
The indicated length of tape remaining is only an approximate guide.
This function may not properly work for video tapes other than E-60, E-90, E-180 and E-240.
The length of tape remaining during fast forward or rewind may be indicated as greater than it actually is
When m and CFii!?Jq tapes are used with a cassette adapter, the indication may not be correct.
Warning for the length of tape remaining
When the tape reaches the point where only about five minutes of recording time is left, the remaining length of
tape will be automatically displayed, as a warning.
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m Editing from a Camcorder to Your VCR
Editing from your Camcorder is extremely easy using your VCR with a linear tape counter, etc. The connection
diagram below is for a guideline only. Refer to your Camcorder Operation Manual for precise connection
information.
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Specifications
Format: VHS PAL standard
Video recording system: Two rotary heads, helical scan
Video signal system: PAL colour or monochrome signals: 625 lines
Hi-Fi audio recording system: Deep-layer recording system conforming to stereo Hi-Fi VHS standard
Maximum playing time: 480 min. with E-240 video cassette in LP mode
Tape width: 12.7 mm
Tape speed: 23.39 mm/set. SP; 11.70 mm/set. LP
Antenna: 75 Ohm unbalanced
Reception channels: VHF channel 0 to 12, UHF channel 28 to 69
RF output signal: UHF channel 28 to UHF channel 69 (preset to UHF channel 37)
Power requirement: AC 240 V, 50 Hz
Power consumption: VC-H670X: 16 W (approx.)/l .O W Max (at Low Power Mode)
VC-H690X: 17 W (approx.)/l .O W Max (at Low Power Mode)
Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature: - 20°C to 55°C
Video input: 1 .O Vp-p, 75 Ohm
output: 1 .O Vp-p, 75 Ohm
Audio input: (phono type) Line: -8dBs, 47 kohm
output: (phono type) Line: - 8dBs (approx.) , 1 kohm
Hi-Fi audio: Dynamic range: Typically 90 dB
Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz
Wow and flutter: less than 0.005% Wrm
Dimensions: 360 (W) x 283.5 (D) x 93 (H) mm
Weight: 3.3 kg
Supplied accessories: R6 (AA, UMISUM-3) battery x2
75ohm coaxial cable, operation manual, remote control unit
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Before Calling for Service
Check this list before calling for service
Problem
MISCELLANEOUS
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PROBLEMS
No power.
Cannot turn on the VCR
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Cassette cannot be ejected
*The VCR display does not operate
*No operation when any button is
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VCR does not record
*Cassette’s erasure protection tab has been removed. Use a different
cassette or place adhesive tape over the tab opening.
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Cassette IS automatically ejected when
pressing REC, or TIMER ON/OFF.
*Cassette’s erasure protection tab has been removed. Use a different
cassette or place adhesive tape over the tab opening.
No tape movement.
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See page 5, item 3.
Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
Check the outlet, fuse or circuit breaker.
Press TIMER ON/OFF and disengage the timer.
* Make sure that the Child-Proof Lock is not engaged.
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*Unplug the VCR and plug it In again after a few hours, and then set the
clock. Set the timer again if necessary
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Picture does not change even though
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Make sure VCR is not in pause/still mode.
Make sure tape has not reached the beginning or end.
Make sure there is no other cassette inside.
Make sure the cassette is properly positioned and reinsert
Make sure the VCR is not In the timer setting or clock setting mode
Make sure the VCR is not in the channel setting mode.
pressed.
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Desired channel positlon cannot be
selected.
*The channel has been set to be skipped. Cancel Ihe skip mode for that
channel.
NO COLOUR OR POOR PICTURE
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viewing.
*Snowy picture appears on TV during
playback.
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No picture appears or colour is not
correct during playback.
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Make sure all the cables are connected properly.
Make sure the VCR power cord is properly plugged in.
Adjust CHANNEL A/V (CH A/V) or try a different cassette.
The heads may be dirty from condensed moisture or the magnetic coating of
the video tape. (If this is the case, the heads need to be cleaned. Ask the
retailer or Sharp approved service centre.)
Check all connecting cables.
REMOTE CONTROL PROBLEM
.The VCR cannot be ooerated bv the
remote control.
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The remote control unit is too far awav from the main unit.
The remote control unit is not pointed*correctly at the photoreceptor window.
The batteries are exhausted.
The batteries have not been inserted in the correct direction (+/- polarity).
This unit is equipped with a microprocessor. Its performance could be adversely affected by external electrical noise or
interference. If this should happen,runplug the VCR and plug it in again after a few hours.
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