SHARE VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OPERATION MANUAL Please read this operation manual carefully before using the VCR. G -CODE@ CONTENTS q 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l4il 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 RECORDING Recording a TV Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l Cassette Erase Protection 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) . . . . . . . . . . . 23 24 25 26 27 29 32 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 ..................................................... 9 9 9 10 11 11 12 13 14 16 17 ml 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............. 33 33 33 34 34 34 35 36 37 38 BASIC OPERATIONS Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 l Inserting a Video Cassette l 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 2 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. =- 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. 2. 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. 6 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. arm 3 $4 54 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. Others 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. L a 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 l G-CODE. l interruptions of up to 60 minutes. l 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 34 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 I a LOW POWER Feature 1 hrs model IS 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 l l POWER STANDBY mode LOW POWER mode VCR in operation or ready for operation. VCR display is on. . VCR in standby mode. l VCR display is on. l l l 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 l + POWER STANDBY mode F 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. piyizp-~~ piyi-q 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. I Video tape must be loaded 5 Major Components of Your VCR arrrrnt I IVIIL 0I 0 @ @ @ 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.) l l 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.) 6 c1 3: 1’ p a Remote Control 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 1 0 (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. l l l l l 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. 7 L Using the Remote Control for TV Operation’ a 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. l 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”) w Press these ~ buttons simultaneously and hold down for about five seconds. Corresponding button TV BRAND NAME Corresponding button 1 1GRAETZ 7 TV Functions to be Controlled Switch to TV control mode. l Return to VCR control mode. - 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. l Press VCR to select the VCR control mode. INoTE> l l 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. !!ii 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 A IN iNoTE l l l 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). !M Connecting to TV and Audio Equipment From RF OUT From VIDEO OUT From AUDIO OUT R/L 1 To VIDEO IN 1 9 !!a I 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. l (B) 10 (Cl l§il 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). i SET:ENTER cme_- -m-m 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. IEii 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 ) IPLAY, X 2 S. PICTURE (New Sharp Super Picture) Programme channel position Ooeratina mode -8 0 Audio System (STEREO/I/II) Audio output indicator Tape speed Simple Recording timer Auto Repeat display Tape remaining (or Dpss) Clock display Calendar display ID=- j:m:- D=;I l 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 t 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. l 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.) 11 Setting the Language PREPARATION .Select the video channel on your TV and turn power ON the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.) l Language setting screen will appear when the VCR setting screen will appear first. l While In MENU, the A/r/+/, buttons on the remote control operates the following functions (same functions on the VCR): A + CHANNEL A v 3 v CHANNEL 4 + REW (Shuttle Ring) b 3 FF (Shuttle Ring) IS used for the first time If the power has been disconnected, clock 7 CHANNEL A m initial Setting of Language @ Select the language with A/V and press SET A Or v SET * 0 0 Ex.: ENGLISH INoTE> l Refer to page 13 to set the clock. Changing Language l If the language has already been set previou: ’ and you want to change it, follow the steps below. @ Press MENU. Select item “LANGUAGE” with A/V and press SET, t @ Select the language with A/V and press SET Ex.: ENGLISH MENU 0 12 I) Normal Screen @ To return to the normal screen, press MENU !!a 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 . . Ex.: 12H 1NoTE> “24H” .,............... 24.hour d i s p l a y . l l “12H” 12.hour AM/PM display. l 12H (AM/PM) mode is preset at the factory. @ 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 1NoTE l If 12H mode was selected, then set the AM/PM indicator. @ 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 CK MODE TTME DILTE YE*R 12x lD:ZB?.M 15,12 m @ 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 @ @ Press SET. To return to the normal screen, press MENU I) MG 0 Setting the Channels \/UC chafinels 0 to j2 , and Ui-ii channeis 28 to 69. Your VCR has 48 programmabie “I II 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. Vn,,r \/f-R vu,, ,-z,n ,~Vc.IYt, ~orni>in l”y, “VII Skipped channels . Use the A / V / 4 / F buttons on the remote control to set the OSD. l Channel position numbers 0, 1, 3 to 6, 8, 11 to 27, and 29 to 47 have been factory set to be skipped when CHANNEL A or V (CH A or V) is used. l 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.) A SET Or* 0 7 0 CHANNEL A 7 @ Select item “AUTO” with A/Y and press SET -----I PRESET MANUll SET *“TOMnTiC TUNING. PLE?.SE WATT. ~...~~..--.~---..-.--. l l 0 Press MENU. Select item “CHANNEL PRESET” with A/Y, and press SET. I) Normal 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. 14 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. A Ore v SET 0 0 @ 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] -““----T @ 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. l 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. SET + sEdlt:n I) Normal Screen MENU 0 l 1 @ 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. 15 El 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 l Select the video channel on your TV. And turn on the VCR. (See page 5, item 3.) Example: Reset channel position 12. l Follow the same procedures 0, @ in Channel skip, and then the procedures 0-0 below. 16 and press !si Mode Selection You can set the basic functions listed in the table below on the . .A-- IVIUU~ 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 SE1 :olourl i) v @ 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. 17 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 l 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. l During video search of a tape recorded in the LP mode, the upper part of the picture may be skewed to one side. 18 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 l 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. 19 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. l l l l 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.) l 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. l 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. 20 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. l 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. l 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 l 21 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.) l l 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. l Blue Back cannot be recorded. l 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. l 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. l 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. l l 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. 22 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”. l 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. 23 !!I 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. l l 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 l 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. 24 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. 25 Simple Recording Timer Thor0 ,I?\,~ tr.L” /I.UcI?,-b thiL1c1 .13 C;-~l~ _^^I ^I:-- T--,,I-,- Drn UC” +\L”“”am \/““uyv ti”lliJ1”D ,\aA,ullly Illilel ,“I1-- 1 i iimrmediaie recording: your convenience. l 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 l @ 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 l l l l l l @ 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. 26 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: l 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. 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 l SP, Standard Play * EP: Extended Play (only NTSC Tape) J Continued on next page 27 w 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 ) l 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 -.,-. --,-- --- PR :PRESBT . C:SELBCT SET:ENTER l .:_~:_- -:~._~_ ..- C” *. :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.) 28 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.) pimE> l l 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 29 Recording with ttie Timer I Etartl r 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~ -,-- -- -:-_ .:--,-- -- _:-_ .:~-,--- ~:-_ .:.- i 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 ’ I) 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. l 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. l 30 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. r @ 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] ----, @ The screen for confirming programmes that have been set will appear. l l 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 31 m 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 function works only when JUST REC mode on the MODE selection screen is set to ON. For example: l 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 minutes7 SP (standard play) mode I l l l l l LP (long play) mode Total: 120 minutes I 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. 32 New Sharp Super Picture This function creates clearer moduiation during piayback for high picture quaiity. SET 0 [S.PICTURE] I 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. l 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. l DPSS does not operate during the slow, record, timer standby, and timer recording modes, or when there is no cassette loaded. l l 33 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. l l 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 I Approx. 30 sec. (of playback time) I 2 times Approx. 60 sec. (of playback time) I 3 times Approx. 90 sec. (of playback time) 4 times Approx. 120 sec. (of playback time) (On the VCR display) I 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. 34 m New Child-Proof Lock 633 0 : 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 l 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 0 Q 0 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 l 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. 35 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] l 4 Example: [PRESENT TIME] During Simple Recording Timer recording, Recording with the Timer, or Programming the Timer with G-CODE’ 36 ‘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 l Select FULL or COUNTER display mode by pressing MODE OSD on the remote control REM I:05 * l Press DISPLAY on 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 l 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. l 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. l No warning, however, will be shown during timer recording or Simple Recordrng Timer recording 37 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) H > ~. I . ..^V _-’ \ 12: (LINE IN 2) (Front) El 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. 38 q before Calling for Service Check this list before calling for service. I Possible Cause/Solutions Problem MISCELLANEOUS PROBLEMS l No power. Cannot turn on the VCR I l l l l Cassette cannot be ejected l 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. l VCR does not record. l l l l 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. l l l Cassette cannot be loaded. l l l l 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. l Desired channel position cannot be selected. *The channel has been set to be skipped. Cancel the skip mode for that channel. l NO COLOUR OR POOR PICTURE l No colour or poor TV picture on normal l l *No picture appears or colour is not correct during playback. l 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.