SHARE
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
OPERATION MANUAL
Please read this operation manual carefully
before using the VCR.
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CONTENTS
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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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RECORDING
Recording a TV Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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l Recording a TV Programme
*To Watch Another TV Programme While
Recording
Recording Hi-Fi Stereo Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NTSC AV Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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) . . . . . . . . . . .
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SETTING UP
Connections .........................................................
Connecting to a Stereo TV ..................................
Connecting to TV and Audio Equipment ...........
Adjusting the Video Channel ..............................
Menu Screen .........................................................
OSD (On Screen Display) ....................................
l How to Display Indicators
Setting the Language.. .........................................
Setting the Clock.. ................................................
Setting the Channels ...........................................
Channel Skip/Cancelling Skip.. ...........................
Mode Selection .....................................................
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SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
New Sharp Super Picture ....................................
Zero-Back Function .............................................
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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BASIC OPERATIONS
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
l Inserting a Video Cassette
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Playback
l Video Search
l Fast Forwarding and Rewinding
l Shuttle System
l Slow Motion Playback (with the Remote Control)
*Still Picture and Frame Advance
l Double Speed Playback
. Colour Mode
l NTSC Tape Play Back on PAL TV
*Auto Tracking Control System
l Auto Head Cleaning System
l Quick Start with Full Loading Mechanism
l Auto Rental Mode
l Blue Back
9 Full Auto Playback
l Playback of Hi-Fi Recorded Tapes
*Audio Output Mode
l Adjusting Hi-Fi Audio Tracking
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HELPFUL HINTS
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Before Calling for Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
IMTPORTANT 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.
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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.
4. 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 liquids 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.
7.
The use of head cleaning tapes is not recommended as they may cause damage
to your machine.
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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 39. If you still experience
a problem, contact your dealer or nearest Sharp service facility.
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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.
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Features
l VHS Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System/lGR System
for instant Video Programme System
MID-Drive (New Centre-Mounted Mechanism)
l HO, (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)
l Quick Start with Full Loading Mechanism
l 365-Day, 8-Programme Timer (Daily/Weekly Programmable)
l Auto Channel Tuning
l 48-Channel Preset PLL Frequency Synthesized Tuner
l Built-in Shuttle Control
l LOW POWER feature
l Built-in Front AV Jacks/Video Input Terminals
l 60-minute Timer Memory Backup -Timer settings, etc. remain in memory after power
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G-CODE.
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interruptions of up to 60 minutes.
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380-times High Speed Rewinding Function - Enhances rewinding at a speed 380 times faster
than the LP mode recording/playback speed (only with an E-180 tape).
l NTSC Recording ~ NTSC signals can be recorded through the AV input terminals.
* G-CODE’ 1s a registered trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation The G-COOP system 1s manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation
POWER SUPPLY:
The voltage supply of this VCR is AC 240 V, 50 Hz.
CASSETTE TAPE:
Use only video cassette tapes that carry the m or vusl mark
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Accessories
Be sure that the following accessories are all included with your VCR.
Coaxial cable
(TWVCR cable)
Remote control unit
Two (R6 UMISUM-3 or AA) batteries
for the remote control unit
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a LOW POWER Feature
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equipped with a LOW POWER feature to save eiiergy when the VCR is not in use.
STANDBY/LOW POWER button
Clock keeps time regardless of this button.
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
LOW POWER mode
VCR in operation or ready for operation.
VCR display is on.
. VCR in standby mode.
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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.
This mode cannot be used when the programmable timer is set to
TIMER ON.
2. In POWER ON mode
Each time STANDBY/LOW POWER on the VCR or STANDBY on the remote control is pressed, the
POWER MODE changes as shown below.
(Current)
POWER ON mode
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LOW POWER mode
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.
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0 (Press STOP on the remote control)
@ 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 automatically switch to POWER ON and the tape operation will begin.
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Major Components of Your VCR
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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)
The meaning of the main indicators is shown below. (This list does not include all indicators.)
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The display changes each time DISPLAY on the remote control is pressed. (See page 36.)
Some of the indicators above will light up only for a couple of seconds when the VCR is set up the
corresponding mode.
Rear
Connection terminals (See Connections on page 9.)
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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)
@I EJECT button
@ SLOW/@/@ buttons (SLOW 010,
DPSS s/a)
@ ZERO BACK button
@ SKIP SEARCH button
@ MENU button
@4/,/~/r button
@ G-CODE button
@ REC button
’ a TIME button
8I TIMER ON/OFF button
@I MODE OSD button
@ DISPLAY button
8 Agli (2:; button
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(New &Id-proof Lock)
@ REVIEW SEARCH button
@ SET button
@ CLEAR button
@ TAPE SPEED button
@I STANDBY button
@I VCR button
Q, TV button
Inserting the Batteries
First, install the batteries properly. Fit two R6 (UM/SUM-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 (ii-) 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 sunlight or any other strong light.
Incorrect use of batteries may cause them to leak or burst. Read the battery warnings and use the batteries 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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L Using the Remote Control for TV Operation’
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The provided remote controi can Upeldle t~ie basic iurnciions of your teievision. 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
0 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. Hold down for
about five seconds.
When setting is complete, the remote control will send a
“power off” signal (b) 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.
TV BRAND NAME
SHARP
(For example)
TV brand: SHARP
(Corresponding
button is “1”)
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Press these ~
buttons simultaneously and hold
down for about
five seconds.
Corresponding button TV BRAND NAME Corresponding button
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TV Functions to be Controlled
Switch to TV control mode.
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Return to VCR control mode.
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Press TV to select the TV control mode.
TV function control
0 Press TV to select the TV control mode.
@ Use the following buttons on your remote control to
operate your TV set.
TV function
*TV POWER (b)
.TV CHANNEL UP/DOWN
*TV VOLUME UP/DOWN
l INPUT SELECT button (TV-AV selector)
@ Press VCR to return to the VCR control mode.
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Press VCR to select the VCR control mode.
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When you replace the batteries rn 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 remote control will return to VCR control
mode.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Although the provided remote control unit is compatible
with most SHARP televisions, as well as many TV models
manufactured by others, it is possible that the provrded
remote control will not work with your TV, or will control
only 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.
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Connections
@ Disconnecting TV Cable
Disconnect the aerial cable from the back of your TV set.
0 Connecting Aerial Cable to VCR
Connect the aerial cable to the ANTENNA IN terminal of your VCR.
ANTENNA IN
ANTENNA IN
0 Connecting VCR to TV
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
From VIDEO OUT
AUDIO OUT R/L
To AUDIO IN R/L
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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 connections have been completed.
If TV reception is weak, use a TV signal booster (not supplied).
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Connecting to TV and Audio Equipment
From RF OUT
From VIDEO OUT
From AUDIO OUT R/L
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Adjusting the Video Channel
To view the output of your ‘VCR on the televrsron 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 (not supplied) into the VCR.
@ If the erasure protection tab on the tape is removed, the VCR will automatically play back the tape.
Otherwise press PLAYlx2.
@ 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.)
If picture interference appears on the TV screen in step @ 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 STANDBY on the remote control. The VCR enters POWER
STANDBY mode. (See page 5, item 2.)
(B) Keep pressing MENU for more than two seconds to light up the :j ‘j:kl F on the VCR display.
(C) Press CHANNELVIA on the VCR or A/T button of -1. on the ‘remote control to manually select an unused
channel for use as the video channel, then press SET.
(D) Repeat steps 0 to @ above using the newly selected video channel.
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Menu Screen
__- --pMENU screen is a home screen used to select various screen functions. A sub- ( - ““MEN”
menu will appear once you select an item for the menu.
0 Turn on your TV and select the video channel.
@ Turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
CHANNEL PRESET
0 Press MENU to display the MENU screen.
@ Select the item you want by pressing A or ‘I on the remote control. Refer to
the pages listed below for details on each item.
* .:SELECT
MEN”: EXIT
The following 6 items can be set by using the On Screen Display (OSD).
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1: G-CODE ,,..,..,..,.,,...,,.,., Setting a G-CODE timer recording. (See page 27 )
2: TIMER ,,.......,.,......,....,.,. Setting a timer recording (and checking it). (See page 29 for the setting procedure.)
3: 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 14.)
5: CLOCK .,..,..,....,......,.,,., Setting the present time. (See page 13.)
6: LANGUAGE ..,......,..,,.,. Selection of language to be used for the On Screen Display. (See page 12.)
@ Press SET. The screen changes to the item which you have selected
@ To cancel the MENU screen, press MENU.
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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.
Display example
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S. PICTURE (New Sharp Super Picture)
Programme channel
position
Ooeratina mode
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Audio System (STEREO/I/II)
Audio output indicator
Tape speed
Simple
Recording timer
Auto Repeat display
Tape remaining
(or Dpss)
Clock display
Calendar display
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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.
@ Each time MODE OSD is pressed, the screen changes as follows:
@ AUTO Display d @ FULL Display +
@ COUNTER Display + @ Display off
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AUTO Display
When 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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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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Language setting screen will appear when the VCR
setting screen will appear first.
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While In MENU, the A/r/+/,
buttons on the remote control
operates the following functions
(same functions on the VCR):
A + CHANNEL A
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4 + REW (Shuttle Ring)
b 3 FF (Shuttle Ring)
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initial Setting of Language
@ Select the language with A/V and press SET
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Ex.: ENGLISH
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Changing Language
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If the language has already been set previou:
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@ Press MENU.
Select item “LANGUAGE” with A/V and press SET,
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@ Select the language with A/V and press SET
Ex.: ENGLISH
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@ To return to the normal screen, press MENU
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Setting the Clock
When you use the VCH tor 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). Then perform the following procedure.
PREPARATION
*Select the video channel on your TV and turn on the
VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
initial Setting of Clock
First set the language (refer to page 12). Then press SET.
@ Select whether the clock should show 12.hour AM/PM
time or 24-hour time by pressing A/v, and then press
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Ex.: 12H
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12.hour AM/PM display.
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@ Set the present time with the numeric buttons or A/v on
the remote control. (First set the ‘hour’ digits and then the
‘minute’. If there is only one ‘hour’ or one ‘minute’ digit,
enter a 0 first.)
Set AM or PM, using AM/PM (12 hour) and then press b.
Ex.: 10:28AM
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@ Set the date with the numeric buttons or A/v on the remote
control. (First set the ‘day’ digits and then the ‘month’. If there
is only one ‘day’ or one ‘month’ digit, enter a 0 first.) and then
press b
Ex.: Dec. 15 (15/12)
Numeric
buttons
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@ Set the year digits with the numeric buttons or A/v on
the remote control. (Enter the last two digits of the year.)
Ex.: 99
@ Press SET.
Changing the Clock Setting
0 Press MENU.
Select item “CLOCK” with A/Y and press SET.
giot, Follow steps 0 through @ above and step @
SET
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@ Press SET. To return to the normal screen, press MENU
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Setting the Channels
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chafinels 0 to j2 , and Ui-ii channeis 28 to 69. Your VCR has 48 programmabie
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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.
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Skipped channels
. Use the A / V / 4 / F buttons on the remote control to set
the OSD.
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to 47 have been factory set to be skipped when
CHANNEL A or V (CH A or V) is used.
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If the picture is not clear, if you want a different channel
from the one oreset or if vou wish to reset a skiooed
channel, reset the channel as follows
AUTO TUNING
PREPARATION
l Select the video channel on your TV and turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
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CHANNEL
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@ Select item “AUTO” with A/Y and press SET
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Select item “CHANNEL PRESET” with A/Y, and press
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 16 to skip unwanted channels
If some channels were unable to be found, refer to Manual Tuning on page 15.
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Setting the Channels
MANUAL TUNING
PREPARATION
*Select the video channel on your TV and turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
Example: Tuning Broadcast TV Channel 7 to preset Channel 3.
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@ Press MENU.
Select item “CHANNEL PRESET” with A/V and press
SET.
0 Select item “MANUAL” with A or v and press SET.
[Preset CH]
Select the preset channel position number with the
numeric buttons or 4, and then press v.
[Broadcast CH]
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@ P r e s s t h e n u m e r i c b u t t o n s o r 41, u n t i l y o u s e e t h e
desired broadcast channel on your TV, and then press
v.
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When Digit select is set to two digit input, and the channel
number is only one digit, enter “0” first.
@ For fine tuning, press 4 or b until the broadcast channel
comes in clearly on your TV.
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MENU
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@ Press S_ET. If you -wish to preset more channels, repeat
steps 0 through 0.
@ To return to the normal screen, press MENU.
Numeric buttons on the remote control can also 138 used to select channel numbers. Press %- to switch between one and
two dlgit numbers for step 0.
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Channel SkipKancelling Skip
Channei 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 )
1 ExamDIe: SkiD channel Dosition 12.
Select item “CHANNEL PRESET” with
numeric) buttons.
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.
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Mode Selection
You can set the basic functions listed in the table below on the
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seieciion scceeii.
PREPARATION
aTurn on your TV and select the video channel and turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
@ Press MENU.
CHANNEL PRESET
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@ Select the MODE selection mode with A/v, and then
Dress SET.
0 Select the COLOUR mode by pressing d/b, and then
press v.
(For details, see Colour Mode on page 20.)
AUTO ..,... Usually select AUTO mode.
P A L Strict PAL colour mode.
NTSC Strict NTSC colour mode.
Select the NTSC mode with the q/b buttons and press
the v button.
NTSC 3.58 When using NTSC 3.58 TV system format. (Input signal:
NTSC 3.58)
NTSC 4.43 When using NTSC 4.43 TV system format. (Input signal
NTSC 4.43)
PAL TV .., When using PAL TV system format. (Input slgnal: NTSC 4.43)
[Blue
Back1
@ Select the BLUE BACK mode by pressing d/b, and then
press v.
AUTO Usually select AUTO.
A blue screen will appear when your VCR receives no TV signal or an
unrecorded tape is played back.
OFF ,, ,,,,.,.., Select OFF if the screen turns blue due to weak TV signal reception, or
playback of a poorly recorded tape.
[Auto
@ Select the AUTO RENTAL mode by pressing A/,, and
then press v.
(For details, see Auto Rental Mode on page 21.)
?entall
.Repeatl
@ Select the REPEAT mode by pressing d/b, and then
press v.
(For details, see Auto Repeat on page 34.)
[Just
RECI
@ Select the JUST REC mode by pressing d/b, and then
press v.
(For details, see Intelligent Timer Recording (JUST
REC) on page 32.)
@ Press SET. To return to the normal screen, press MENU.
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F;1- Playback
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, “m” appears on the VCR display.
To remove the cassette, press EJECT during stop mode.
- FF
@ Turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.)
8 Insert a cassette.
@ Press PLAY/x2. (The auto tracking control
system engages and ‘IF” flashes on the TV
screen for a few seconds.)
@ 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.)
NoTE>
l NTSC tapes recorded in Hi-Fi and EP mode may appear
distorted during playback. This does not indicate a
malfunction. The tracking function can be used to slightly
enhance the picture quality.
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 picture
cannot be viewed in this mode.)
@ Press STOP to stop fast forward or rewind.
Faster
Slower
Video Search Video Search
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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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If you use other than E-90/E-180 cassettes, fast forward and rewind may take somewhat longer
Playback
Shuttle System
The shuttle system lets you control all the basic playback functions using just the shuttle ring part
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The shuttle ring does not rotate 360”.
D URING
STOP
MODE
Fast Forward and Rewind
0 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.
*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
VSFNSR (cc) VSFNSR (~z)
PAL TAPE
NTSC TAPE
x7
SPILP
x3
SPILP
x3
x5
EP
x5
x15
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 %o of the normal playback speed.
@ Press PLAY/X2 to resume normal playback.
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Playback
r
still
Picture and Fram,e 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 A/V) to make the noise disappear. Then press PAUSE/STILL (F.ADV) again.
0 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
@ Press PLAY/X2 during playback. The tape will be played back at twice the normal speed.
@ Press PLAY/X2 to resume normal playback.
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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.
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.
During Standard Play (SP), video search, slow motion, still picture, frame advance and double speed playback, some
picture noise will remain.
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) or “NTSC” (strict NTSC colour mode). Normally,
the co/our mode should be set to “AUTO”.
(See Mode Selection on page 17.)
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When the colour mode is set to fixed colour 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”.
(Change with 4 or b .)
t
Then oress 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.
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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.
l 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:
*When you insert the cassette and begin playback.
l When you press CHANNEL A and ‘I (CH A and v) at the
Normal tracking
Poor 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 tracking may not operate normally. In this event, manually adjust the
tracktng with CHANNEL A/v (CH A/v) 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 thls happens, set Repeat (Auto Repeat) mode to OFF.)
*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 ejecting the tape or turning
into POWER STANDBY mode
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Playback
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 function properly if the broadcast signal is too strong or too weak.
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Blue Back cannot be recorded.
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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 recerved. 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 0 displayed on the On Screen Display (OSD), 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 q , 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 II 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 and v (CH A and 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:
0 Press MODE OSD and select the Full Display mode. (See page Il.)
0 Simultaneously press CHANNEL A and v (CH A and v).
@ Press CHANNEL v (CH v) repeatedly at equal, short intervals until the 0 and q indicators disappear
from the On Screen Display (OSD).
@ Press CHANNEL A (CH A) in the same manner while counting button operations until the 0 and q
indicators reappear and then disappear again.
@ Press CHANNEL v (CH v) again for half the number of times counted in step 0 above to obtain optimal
tracking.
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Recording a TM Programme
Cassette Erase Protection
A m cassette has a removable tab to prevent accidental erasure of recorded
material. Removing the tab prevents recording. To record on a video cassette with the
tab removed, place adhesive tape over the tab opening.
PROTECTION TAB
Recording a TV Programme
Insert a cassette.
EJECT
PAUSE/STILL STOP
REC
TAPE
PREPARATION
*Turn on your TV and select the video channel
PROCEDURE
0 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/r).
@ 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.
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/v) to select the Ll or L2 channel position situated
between the last channel and first channel. (When the Ll or L2 position is selected, “Ll or L2” is displayed where a channel
position number is usually displayed.)
l 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”.
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To Watch Another TV Programme While Recording
After steps 0 to 0 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-R Stereo Sound
This ?/CR automatically records audio signais O,-, iw0 kinds Of audio iracks,
Hi-Fi:
Using specialized rotary heads, audio signals are recorded on the video track in the FM format.
Multi channel broadcasts (stereo or bilingual programmes) are automatically recorded on two tracks.
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-Fi VCR can also be played back. However, if the audio signals are recorded on two
linear channels, stereo programmes will be played back monaurally and bilingual programmes will be played back with both
the main and sub audio tracks mixed together
Video cassettes recorded on this VCR can be played back on a non-Hi-Fi VCR However, only the normal (linear) track will
be played back.
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) Selecting an external source position will record both video and audio from an external source via the backpanel AUDIO/VIDEO LINE 1 or front LINE IN 2 terminal. (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/T
(CH A/V))
Signals Recorded
Input mode
T u n e r
:iKa::
TV screen
Video track
) Hi-Fi audio track
Signals from tuner
2
7
Normal audio track
Signals from AUDIO/VIDEO (LINEl) terminal on the rear of the VCR
Signals from LINE IN 2 terminal on the front of the VCR
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This VCR can record NTSC signals through AV input terminals
Recording Audio Only
This VCR can record Hi-Fi audio-only signals.
@ 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 (“Li” 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.
@ Press REC.
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NfSC #IV Recording
--.nT.-A,rl h,,
Althouah this VCR does not have a N ISC tuner, NTSC sigriais can be I~CIVIWU WY connectrng a separate
NTSC-compatible TV or VCR to the AV input terminals
.; From
j VIDEO OUT
To
VIDEO IN
Video equipment
that outputs
NTSC signals
(Ex: T\i VCR, etc)
l-J7~
AUDIO OUT
R/L
AUDIO IN k
RIL
Before recording NTSC signals through the AV input terminals, refer to Recording a TV Programme on page 23.
@ Select “AUTO” or “NTSC” for the COLOUR mode. (See Mode Selection on page 17.)
@ Select “3.58” or “4.43” for the NTSC mode according to the input signal type. (See Mode Selection on
page 17.)
@ Select the connected external position LINE IN 1 or 2 (“ii” or “L2” lights up) by pressing INPUT SELECT.
@ Press TAPE SPEED on the remote control to select SP or EP mode.
%%% cannot be used
l Hi-Fi programmes can only be recorded in SP mode
@ Press REC.
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Simple Recording Timer
Thor0
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Illilel ,“I1-- 1 i iimrmediaie recording:
your convenience.
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Immediate Recording
Convement w h e n h a v i n g a n u n e x p e c t e d v i s i t o r o r
telephone call
Delayed recording.
Convenient when leaving the house or going to bed.
0 Select the channel position to be recorded by pressing
CHANNEL A/V (CH A./V).
(Ex.: Channel position: 2)
0
REC
0
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@ Press REC to enter the normal recording mode. Then,
press REC repeatedly to set the desired ending time.
(Ex.: Ending time: I I:30 AM)
iNoTE
l Each press of REC Increases the stop time by 10 minutes.
Press STOP to terminate recording
Delayed Recording
0 Select the channel position to be recorded by pressing
CHANNEL A/V (CH A/V).
(Ex.: Channel position: 2)
@ Set the starting time by pressing OTIME. (Ex.: Starting
time: 8:40 AM)
NoTE>
l Each press of DTIME increases the start trme by IO minutes.
*Setting the time withrn a 24.hour period In IO-minute intervals is
possible.
@ Set the ending time by pressing REC. (Ex.: Ending time:
9:30 AM)
iNoTE
l Each press of REC increases the stop trme by 10 minutes.
GTANDBY
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@ 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 OTIME to confirm the starting and
ending time. And turn to the POWER STANDBY mode.
To clear the Simple Recording Timer setting during setting of “Delayed Recording”, press CLEAR on the remote control. To
clear after setting, turn on the power, press aTIME to select Simple Recording Timer mode, and then while the FISTART
time is flashing, press CLEAR.
The Simple Recording Timer cannot be set if the timer has been preset (“I3 ” 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.
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.
The stop time for delayed recording must be set within 10 seconds of setting the start time, otherwise start time must be set
agarn.
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m Programming the Timer with G-COD?
A -n-i
This VCR has the G-CODE Programming System. By simpiy inputting the b&uut nurmber 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 365day 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.)
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Load the cassette, ensuring the erasure protection hole is covered. The VCR power will automatically turn on.
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Check that the clock is displaying the correct time.
CODE number, refer to your newspaper or TV guide
ODE to directly select this screen.
@ If you want to record only once, press SET and g
step 0. Otherwise, press A or 7 to select daily/we
setting mode, and then select “DAILY” or “WEEKLY
pressing 4,. And then press SET.
To record only once.
To record every day at the same time.
“WEEKLY”: To record every week at the same time.
nto.
.iv.
SP,I,P.EP:TAPE SPEED
, ,:SELECT *. :CH*LNGE
SET:ENTER
MEN”:EXI
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SP, Standard Play
* EP: Extended Play
(only NTSC Tape)
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Continued on next page
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Programming the Timer with G-C&’
@ Press SET.
SET
0
0
lNoTF
To programme additional timer settings, press SET and
repeat steps @ through 0.
*
@ To return to the normal screen, press MENU
MENU
0
I)
Normal Screen
@ To set the VCR for automatic timer recording, press
TIMER ON/OFF and ensure the “B” indication lights on
the VCR display.
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/v and press CLEAR. (See Cancelling Timer Programmes on page 31 )
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Setting the Programme Number In Step @
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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PR :PRESBT
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C:SELBCT
SET:ENTER
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C”
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:C”*LNCE
MEN”:EXIT
If 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 15.)
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m 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.
*Check that the clock is displaying the correct time. (See Setting the Clock on page 13.)
PROCEDURE
Example: Recording channel position 47 in SP mode from 12:OO PM to 12:30 PM, December 15, 1999, if the
present time is IO:28 (morning), December 14, 1999.
[Channel]
cord audio and video from an external source through an
O/VIDEO terminal on the VCR, press A/V to select an AV
el. (When an AV position is selected, “Li” or “L2” is displayed
e a channel position number is usually displayed.)
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contmueu on next page
A/V 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 digit
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Recording with ttie Timer
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When the clock IS set
to 24H mode, “AM/
PM,5 WIII fl0t aolsear
WOPI
@ Set the start time with the numeric buttons or A/v and
press F.
@ Set the stop time with the numeric buttons or A/Y and
press b.
[Tape Speed]
A
1
ATE PR START STOP
5,12 47 12:00PH12:30PH~
-,-- -- -:-_ .:--,-- -- _:-_
.:~-,--- ~:-_
.:.-
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A or V. (See Intelligent
Timer Recording (JUST REC) on page 32.)
@ Select the tape speed with
INoTE>
l SP: Standard Play
l LP: Long Play
l EP, Extended Play
(only NTSC Tape)
[Timer review]
@ Press SET. To programme additional timer settings,
repeat steps @ through 0.
SET
MENU
0
TIMER
ON/OFF
0
’
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Normal
Screen
@ To return to the normal screen, press MENU.
(D To set the VCR for automatic timer recording, press
TIMER ON/OFF and ensure the “a” indicator lights on
the VCR display.
If the video cassette runs out before recording all the programmes, your VCR will 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, “I9 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, “0” flashes and the
cassette is ejected.
l When “B” is lit, regular VCR operation, clock setting and settrngicancelllngiconfirming
timer positions are not possible. For
regular VCR operation, clock setting and setting/cancelling/confirming timer positions, press TIMER ON/OFF to disengage
the timer (“B” disappears), and then turn on your VCR.
l During timer recording, the timer cannot be set.
l To terminate timer recording, press STOP during timer recording.
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
l Turn on your TV and VCR and select the video channel on the TV.
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@ 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.)
@ Select the TIMER-setting mode with A/V and then press
[Example]
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@ The screen for confirming programmes that have been
set will appear.
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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 29 and 30.
@ To return to the normal screen, press MENU.
MENU
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
l Turn on your TV and VCR and select the video channel on the TV.
wish to cancel with A/r.
cancel, and press CLEAR. I
IMER ON/OFF
Normal Screen
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m Intelligent Timer Recording (JUST REC)
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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 function works only when JUST REC mode on the MODE selection screen is set to ON.
For example:
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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 minutes7
SP (standard play) mode
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LP (long play) mode
Total: 120 minutes
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JUST REC does not function when recording programmes in NTSC mode.
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 function 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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New Sharp Super Picture
This function creates clearer moduiation during piayback for high picture quaiity.
SET
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Press S. PICTURE on the VCR.
“SPICTURE 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.
This function only operates during playback. It will not operate when recording or watching a TV programme with the VCR tuner
*This function cannot be set to ON/OFF with the MENU screen displayed.
l If power is interrupted for more than 60 minutes (power failure, etc.), the setting will return to ON.
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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.
@ Make sure the counter is displayed, then press CLEAR on the remote control at
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.
0 When the tape reaches the “O:OO.OO” position, the tape automatically stops.
*The zero-back function does not operate during recording and fast forward (or rewind). The function works during the
playback, stop 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 (index) Signal
An VISS (index) signal is automatically recorded on the
tape at the start of ordinary recording, simple recording
timer and timer recording.
0 Load a tape containing VlSS (index) signals into the VCR.
of the desired programme using DPSS e or a
a signal is located, the displayed number
@ 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 (within 5 minutes of each other).
DPSS can be cancelled by pressing PLAY/x2 or STOP.
l If the tape reaches its end or is rewound completely before locating the desired VISS (index) signal, DPSS IS cancelled.
l DPSS may not function for damaged or worn tapes.
l The DPSS function cannot be used with tapes that contain no VISS (index) signals.
*The starting point of a programme may vary slightly.
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DPSS does not operate during the slow, record, timer standby, and timer recording modes, or when there is no cassette
loaded.
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m 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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COLOUR
m PAL NTSC
NTSC
3.58 4.43 m
BLUE BACK
m OFF
AUTO RENTAL
m OFF
~REPEAT
JUST REC
The ON/OFF status of the Auto Repeat can be checked on the MODE Selection
screen (See Mode Selection on oaae 17.) (And when the Auto Reoeat is ON.
“REPEAT” will be displayed on the’O%)
If the Auto Repeat is on and the tape is rewound to the beginning with rewind c rr 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
1
Forward Video Search Time
1
1 time
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Approx. 30 sec.
(of playback time)
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2 times
Approx. 60 sec.
(of playback time)
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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.
ni Instant Replay
When 4 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
5, recorded material.
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New Child-Proof Lock
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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.
“@=a” flashes and “;:---” lights on the VCR-function display
@ Press ti again.
“ti” 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
ri:w 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 h for about 2 seconds.
“ti” starts flashing and then disappears. Now, New Child-Proof Lock is disengaged.
Advanced New Child-Proof Lock
Press ti on the remote control for about 2 seconds.
“ti” flashes and “I<---‘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.
“ti” 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
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Press ti for about 2 seconds.
“ti” flashes and “:‘;:---” lights on the VCR display.
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.
Press ti again.
“G=J” disappears. Now, New Child-Proof Lock is disengaged. If the code number is wrong, ‘I:<---” is
displayed on the VCR display. Retry to input the right code number. Press h 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.
“ti” flashes and “:K---” lights on the VCR display.
@ Press STANDBY on both the VCR and remote control for at least 2 seconds. New Child-Proof Lock is
disengaged
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If, while New Child-Proof Lock is on, you attempt to change modes by pressing another button, the “ti” indicator will flash
on the VCR display.
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VCR Display
When DISPLAY is pressed, the display changes in the following way. (However, the followincl is the case when
the clock time is set and displayed in the 12-hour system.)
During Playback
During Recording
Example:
[REMAINING TIME]
Example:
r\ [CHANNEL MODE]
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During Simple Recording Timer recording, Recording with the Timer, or Programming the Timer with G-CODE’
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‘W lights.
Tape Remaining Display
The tape remaining display only works with tapes recorded in PAL. It does not work with tapes recorded in
NTSC.
VCR Display
On Screen Display
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Select FULL or
COUNTER display
mode by pressing
MODE OSD on the
remote control
REM I:05
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the remote control.
This function accurately displays the tape remaining only for tapes recorded in PAL mode. (It does not accurately
display the tape remaining for tapes recorded in NTSC mode.)
0 \rcihen you insert the tape and the VCR IS in the stop mode, the tape remalnrng cannot be computed. The followrng indrcator
is shown when the tape remaining has not yet been computed or cannot be computed
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lOSD1
VCR display]
REM
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.
l If the “REM.” mode is selected wrth MODE OSD or DISPLAY and the VCR is in stop mode, the tape will automatically fast
forward or rewind for a few seconds and then the VCR will begln computrng the amount of tape remaining.
l During computation, REC will not function, and pressing STOP, PLAY/x2, or other buttons will interrupt the computation.
l Setting the DPSS or ZERO-BACK function during computation may cancel it.
l The indicated length of tape remaining is only an approximate guide.
l This function may not properly work for video tapes other than E-60, E-90, E-180 and E-240.
l The length of tape remaining during fast forward or rewind may be indicated as greater than it actually is.
l When m and CFii!%l tapes are used with a cassette adapter, the indication may not be correct.
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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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No warning, however, will be shown during timer recording or Simple Recordrng Timer recording
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Fl
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
, Camcorder fVIEWCAMI
InLO IN terminals
’ Ll: (LINE IN li, (Rear)
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12: (LINE IN 2) (Front)
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L2
Select Position L2 or Ll
Specifications
Format: VHS PALiNTSC standard
Video recording system: Two rotary heads, helical scan
Video signal system: PAL/NTSC colour or monochrome (CCIR system B/G) signal
Hi-Fi audio recording system: Deep-layer recording system conforming to stereo Hi-Fi VHS standard
Maximum playing time: 480 minutes max. with E-240 tape (PAL)
480 minutes max. with T-160 tape (NTSC)
Tape width: 12.7 mm
Tape speed: PAL : 23.39 mmisec. (SP) 11.70 mmisec. (LP)
NTSC: 33.35 mmisec. (SP) , 16.67 mm/set. (LP: Playback only) ,
11 .I2 mm/set. (EP)
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: 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 85 d!3
Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz
Wow and flutter: less than 0.005% Wrm
Dimensions: 360 (W) x 256 (D) x 92 (H) mm
Weight: 3.0 kg
Supplied accessories: R6 (AA, UMISUM-3) battery x 2
75.ohm 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.
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Possible Cause/Solutions
Problem
MISCELLANEOUS PROBLEMS
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No power.
Cannot turn on the VCR
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Cassette cannot be ejected
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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.
*The VCR display does not operate
again. Set the timer again if necessary.
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VCR does not record.
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Cassette is automatically ejected when
pressing REC, or TIMER ON/OFF.
No tape movement
*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 cannot be loaded.
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Cassette’s erasure protection tab has been removed. Use a different
cassette or place adhesive tape over the tab opening.
Check if a cassette is loaded.
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.
Picture does not change even though
C H A N N E L A/Y ( C H r/V) a r e
pressed.
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Desired channel position cannot be
selected.
*The channel has been set to be skipped. Cancel the skip mode for that
channel.
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NO COLOUR OR POOR PICTURE
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No colour or poor TV picture on normal
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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.
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 operated by the
remote control.
-The remote control unit is too far away from the main unit.
l The remote control unit is not pointed correctly at the photoreceptor window.
l The batteries are exhausted.
l 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, unplug the VCR and plug it in again after a few hours.