3-865-387-14 (1)
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
PAL NTSC
SLV-ED10ME/MJ/MPS/PS/SG
©1999 by Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
The mains lead must only be changed at a
qualified service shop.
Precautions
Safety
• This unit operates on 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60
Hz. Check that the unit’s operating voltage
is identical with your local power supply.
• If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the
unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• The unit is not disconnected from the mains
as long as it is connected to the mains, even
if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the unit from the mains if you do
not intend to use it for an extended period
of time. To disconnect the lead, pull it out by
the plug, never by the lead.
Installing
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat buildup.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs,
blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
draperies) that may block the ventilation
slots.
• Do not install the unit near heat sources
such as radiators or air ducts, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration or shock.
• Do not install the unit in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
• Keep the unit and cassettes away from
equipment with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to
a warm location, moisture may condense
inside the VCR and cause damage to the
video head and tape. When you first install
the unit, or when you move it from a cold to
a warm location, wait for about one hour
before operating the unit.
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Introduction
Caution
Television programmes, films, video tapes and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such material may
be contrary to the provisions of the copyright
laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television
transmitter and/or programme owner.
Compatible colour/TV systems
• This VCR is designed to record and play
back using the PAL (B/G, D/K and I),
MESECAM (B/G and D/K) and NTSC
colour systems. Recording of video sources
based on other colour systems cannot be
guaranteed.
• NTSC colour signals can only be recorded
through the line input.
Table of contents
Getting Started
Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
Step 5:
Step 6:
Step 7:
Unpacking
Setting up the remote commander
Connecting the VCR
Tuning your TV to the VCR
Selecting a language
Presetting channels
Setting the clock
Basic Operations
18 Playing a tape
22 Recording TV programmes
25 Recording TV programmes using
the easy timer
30 Setting the timer manually
Getting Started
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5
6
7
9
10
16
Additional Information
40 Troubleshooting
43 Specifications
44 Index to parts and controls
Back cover
Index
Additional Operations
32 Playing/searching at various
speeds
33 Recording TV programmes using
the quick timer
34 Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings
36 Adjusting the picture
37 Changing menu options
38 Editing with another VCR
Introduction
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Getting Started
Step 1
Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the VCR:
• Remote commander
• Aerial cable
• R6 (size AA) batteries
• Plug adaptor (SLV-ED10ME/MJ only)
Checking your model name
The instructions in this manual are for the 5 models: SLV-ED10ME,
ED10MJ, ED10MPS, ED10PS and ED10SG. Check your model number
by looking at the rear panel of your VCR. The SLV-ED10ME is the
model used for illustration purpose. Any difference in operation is
clearly indicated in the text, for example,”SLV-ED10ME only.”
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Getting Started
Step 2
Setting up the remote commander
Inserting the batteries
Getting Started
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by
matching the + and – on the batteries
to the diagram inside the battery
compartment.
Insert the negative (–) end first, then
push in and down until the positive
(+) end clicks into position.
Using the remote commander
You can use this remote
commander to operate this
VCR and a Sony TV. Buttons on
the remote commander marked
with a dot (•) can be used to
operate your Sony TV. If the TV
does not have the g symbol
near the remote sensor, this
remote commander will not
operate the TV.
Remote sensor
TV /
VIDEO
To operate
Set
the VCR
VIDEO and point at the remote sensor on the VCR
a Sony TV
TV
TV
/ VIDEO to
and point at the remote sensor on the TV
Notes
• The TV/VIDEO button selects an input source of the TV from either aerial in or line
in. The button does not control this VCR.
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to six months.
• If you do not use the remote commander for an extended period of time, remove
the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not use different types of batteries.
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Step 3
Connecting the VCR
Connect the aerial to your VCR and TV as shown below to watch TV
programmes and VCR pictures on your TV. In addition, if your TV has
audio/video (A/V) input jacks, we recommend you connect the VCR to
your TV using an audio/video cable to get a better picture and sound.
Connecting the aerial
AERIAL IN
AERIAL OUT
Mains lead
AERIAL IN
to mains
: Signal flow
1
Aerial cable (supplied)
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV
and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the VCR.
AERIAL
IN
OUT
2
3
Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and
the aerial input of your TV using the
supplied aerial cable.
AERIAL
IN
OUT
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
Additional connections
To a TV that has audio/video input
jacks
This additional connection improves
picture and sound quality. Connect the
TV as shown on the right.
If you want to use the Trinitron TV
Synchro Play function (see page 21),
this connection is necessary. (If your TV
has two or more inputs, connect the
audio/video cable to the VIDEO IN 1
jacks.)
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LINE OUT
LINE IN
Audio/video cable (not supplied)
Step 4
Tuning your TV to the VCR
If you have connected your VCR to the TV using the audio/video cable, skip
this step.
1/u ON/STANDBY
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PROGRAM +/– RF CHANNEL
1
ON/STANDBY
2
RF CHANNEL
Press 1/u ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR.
Press RF CHANNEL on the VCR.
The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window.
The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV.
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3
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Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the VCR picture.
This channel will now be referred to as the video channel.
Some TV has the programme position, such as 0, that is reserved for
a VCR. In this case, select that programme position for the VCR
picture. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details.
4
Press RF CHANNEL.
RF CHANNEL
– PROGRAM +
The TV system indicator appears in the display window.
Press PROGRAM +/– to select the correct TV system.
If your TV system is
Select
B/G
G
I
I
D/K
K
Selected TV system
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continued
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Step 4: Tuning your TV to the VCR (continued)
5
Tune the TV to the same channel as that
shown in the display window so that
the picture on the right appears on the
TV screen.
SONY VIDEO CASSETTE
RECORDER
Refer to your TV manual for tuning
instructions.
If the picture does not appear clearly,
see “To obtain a clear picture from the
VCR” below.
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Press RF CHANNEL.
RF CHANNEL
You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. From now on, whenever
you want to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel.
To obtain a clear picture from the VCR
If the picture does not appear clearly in step 5 above, go to step 6 to finish
this procedure once. Then start from step 2. After pressing RF CHANNEL in
step 2 to display the RF channel, press PROGRAM +/– so that another RF
channel appears. Then tune the TV to the new RF channel until a clear
picture appears.
If you cannot obtain a clear picture after performing this procedure, we
recommend you connect the VCR and TV using an audio/video cable (see
“To a TV that has audio/video input jacks” on page 6). If the same symptom
persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Note
• If you set the wrong TV system, you may have no sound or sound may be distorted
(noisy sound).
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Step 5
Selecting a
language
ON/STANDBY
Getting Started
You can change the on-screen display
language from English to Arabic.
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
MENU
OK
>/.
1
• ON/
STANDBY
2
MENU
Press ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR.
Press MENU, then press >/. to move the
cursor (”) to LANGUAGE and press OK.
LANGUAGE /
• ENGLISH
PLAY
OK
3
PLAY
SELECT
END
Press >/. to select the desired language,
then press OK.
]
:[
: [ OK ]
LANGUAGE /
ENGLISH
•
OK
]:
[
[ OK ] :
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Step 6
Presetting channels
First, we recommend that you preset the receivable channels in your area
using the one touch tuning or the AUTO PRESET in the TUNER PRESET
menu. Then, if some channels could not be preset automatically, set them
manually; if there are any unwanted channels among the preset ones, you
can disable the channels.
Presetting all receivable
channels using one touch
tuning
ONE TOUCH
TUNING
1
ONE TOUCH
TUNING
Press ONE TOUCH TUNING on the VCR for more than 3 seconds.
The VCR starts the channel presetting.
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The WAIT indicator goes off when all receivable channels are preset.
To check if the channels are preset correctly
Set the TV to the video channel and press PROGRAM +/– on the VCR.
If the TV screen changes to a different programme each time you press
PROGRAM +/–, the channels are preset correctly.
If the sound is distorted or noisy, the VCR is set to a TV system different
from your area’s. Select the TV system and preset channels using the TUNER
PRESET menu on the next page.
Tip
• To stop one touch tuning, press ONE TOUCH TUNING or p STOP on the VCR
during the setting.
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Presetting all receivable
channels automatically
MENU
Getting Started
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
OK
>/./?//
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to move the
cursor (”) to TUNER PRESET and press
OK.
PLAY
OK
2
PLAY
OK
3
PLAY
OK
Press >/./?// to move the cursor (”)
to SYSTEM, then select B/G, D/K or I,
whichever is applicable in your area. If
SYSTEM is set to the wrong position, the
sound will be distorted or noisy.
Press >/./?// to move the cursor
(”) to NORMAL/CATV, then select
NORM.
To preset CATV channels, select CATV.
TUNER PRESET
PROG 1
•B / G D / K
I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
1
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
TUNER PRESET
PROG 1
•B / G D / K I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
1
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
TUNER PRESET
PROG 1
•B / G D / K I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
1
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
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Step 6: Presetting channels (continued)
4
PLAY
OK
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Press >/. to move the cursor (”) to
AUTO PRESET, then press OK.
All receivable channels are preset in
numerical sequence. When no more
receivable channels can be found,
presetting stops and the picture from the
lowest numbered channel is displayed on
the TV screen.
TUNER PRESET
PROG 1
•B / G D / K I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
1
CHANNEL SET
AFT
OFF
• ON
FINE TUNING
PLEASE WAIT
Presetting channels
manually
PROG +/–
Getting Started
MENU
OK
>/./?//
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to move the
cursor (”) to TUNER PRESET and press
OK.
PLAY
OK
2
PLAY
OK
3
PLAY
OK
Press >/./?// to move the cursor (”)
to NORMAL/CATV, then select NORM.
To preset CATV channels, select CATV.
Press >/. to move the cursor (”) to
CHANNEL SET.
TUNER PRESET
PROG10
•B / G D / K
I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
21
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
TUNER PRESET
PROG10
•B / G D / K
I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
21
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
TUNER PRESET
PROG10
•B / G D / K
I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
21
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
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Step 6: Presetting channels (continued)
4
PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Selected programme
position
TUNER PRESET
PROG14
•B / G D / K
I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
21
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
5
PLAY
OK
Press / repeatedly until the channel you
want is displayed.
Pressing ? goes back to the previous
channels.
The channels are scanned in the following
order:
6
PLAY
OK
7
PROG14
•B / G D / K
I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
35
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
Channel coverage
System B/G
System D/K
System I
VHF
E2–E12
R1–R12
SA4–SA13
UHF
E21–E69
R21–R69
B21–B69
CATV (TV distribution)
S1–S41, S01–S05
–
If the TV sound is distorted or noisy, press
>/./?// to move the cursor (”) to
SYSTEM, then select B/G, D/K or
I whichever is applicable in your area.
S1–S41, S01–S05
TUNER PRESET
PROG14
•B / G D / K
I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
35
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
]
SELECT : [
SET
:[
]
To allocate another channel to another programme position, repeat
steps 4 and 5.
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Press OK.
PLAY
OK
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TUNER PRESET
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Disabling unwanted programme positions
After tuning the TV channels, you can disable unused programme positions.
The disabled positions will be skipped later when you press the PROG +/–
buttons.
In step 5 on page 14, press ?// repeatedly to display the number “0”
beside CHANNEL SET.
2
Press OK.
If the picture is not clear
Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) function automatically tunes in
channels clearly. If, however, the picture is not clear, you may also use the
manual tuning function.
1
Press PROG +/– to select the programme number for which you cannot
obtain a clear picture.
2
3
Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press OK.
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1
Select FINE TUNING. The fine tuning meter appears.
TUNER PRESET
PROG14
Selected programme position
•B / G D / K I
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
35
• ON
AFT
OFF
FINE TUNING
–––– ––––
SET
4
:[
]
Press ?// to get a clearer picture, then press OK.
Note that the AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting switches to OFF.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you do not proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Step 7
Setting the clock
You must set the time and date on the
VCR to be able to use the timer
recording features properly.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
MENU
OK
>/./?//
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to move the
cursor (”) to CLOCK SET and press OK.
PLAY
Press >/. to set the date.
PLAY
1 . 1 . 1999
SELECT
SET
END
OK
2
CLOCK SET
The day of the week is set automatically.
FR
0 : 00
]
:[
:[
]
: [ OK ]
CLOCK SET
25 . 1 . 1999
MO
0 : 00
OK
SELECT
SET
END
3
PLAY
Press / to flash the month and set the
month using >/..
]
:[
:[
]
: [ OK ]
CLOCK SET
25 . 12 . 1999
OK
SELECT
SET
END
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]
:[
:[
]
: [ OK ]
SA
0 : 00
4
PLAY
OK
Set the year, hour and minutes in
sequence, using / to flash the item to be
set, and >/. to select the digits.
CLOCK SET
2 5 . 1 2 . 1 9 9 9 SA
5
]
:[
:[
]
: [ OK ]
Press OK to start the clock.
PLAY
OK
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SELECT
SET
END
15 : 30
Tip
• To change the digits during setting, press ? to return to the item to be changed,
and select the digits using >/..
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you do not proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Basic Operations
Playing a tape
6 EJECT
TRINITRON TV
SYNCHRO PLAY
COUNTER
RESET
DISPLAY
) # FF
· PLAY
0 3 REW
P PAUSE
· PLAY
) # FF
p STOP
0 3 REW
COLOR SYSTEM
§ EJECT
1
2
p STOP
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape.
The VCR turns on and starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
3
Press · PLAY.
PLAY
OK
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Basic Operations
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
Additional tasks
To
Press
Stop play
p STOP
Pause play
P PAUSE
Resume play after pause
P PAUSE or · PLAY
Fast-forward the tape
) # FF during stop
Rewind the tape
0 3 REW during stop
Eject the tape
6 EJECT
To set the colour system
If streaks appear during playback, press COLOR SYSTEM on the VCR to
conform to the system that the tape was recorded in. (Normally, the colour
system is correctly set whenever the tape is inserted.)
Press COLOR SYSTEM until the indication below
appears in the display window.
PAL
PAL
MESECAM
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
To play an NTSC-recorded tape
Set NTSC PB at the rear of the VCR according to the colour system of your
TV.
If your TV is
Set NTSC PB to
PAL
ON PAL TV
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 3.58
Basic Operations
If your tape was
recorded in
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Playing a tape (continued)
To use the time counter
At the point on the tape that you want to find later, press COUNTER RESET.
The counter in the display window resets to “0:00:00.” Search for the point
afterwards by referring to the counter.
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To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
Notes
• The counter resets to “0:00:00” whenever a tape is reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion with no recording.
• If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL and NTSC systems, the time counter
reading will not be correct. This is due to the difference between the counting cycles
of the two colour systems.
• Depending on your TV, the following may occur while playing an NTSC-recorded
tape:
– the picture is black and white
– the picture shakes
– no picture appears on the TV screen
– black streaks appear horizontally on the TV screen
– the colour density increases or decreases.
• Tapes recorded in the LP mode of NTSC system on other VCRs can be played back
on this VCR, but the picture quality cannot be guaranteed.
• While setting the menu on the TV screen, you cannot use the · PLAY, P PAUSE,
) # FF, 0 3 REW or p STOP button. These buttons are used for menu
operations.
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Basic Operations
Turning on the VCR and TV, and starting playback
automatically (Trinitron TV Synchro Play)
You can only use this function if your TV is made by Sony (Trinitron TV).
How to connect to use this function
Connect the VCR and TV with the audio/video cable (see “To a TV that has
audio/video input jacks” on page 6). Be sure to connect the audio/video
cable to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks on the TV if the TV has two inputs or more.
The TV must be placed where it will respond to the remote commander
while you are pointing it at the VCR.
Operation
Make sure that the TV’s main power is on.
Press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY and hold the remote commander in
place for about two seconds.
The VCR and TV turn on, and the TV is set to VCR reception. If there is a
tape in the VCR, playback starts automatically.
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Basic Operations
Notes
• If the Trinitron TV Synchro Play function does not work properly:
– Wait a few moments, and press the button again.
– Replace both of the batteries with new ones, and press the button again.
Note that this function may not operate some Sony TVs because of the remote
commander’s signal limitations.
• Do not press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY while playing back a video tape. If
you do so, the TV’s input source will momentarily switch to the TV’s tuner.
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Recording TV
programmes
DISPLAY
PROG +/–
INPUT SELECT
SP/LP
(SP/EP)
r REC
1
2
3
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme position you want to
record.
SP
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4
SP/LP
(SP/EP)
Press SP/LP (SP/EP) to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
LP (Long Play) provides recording time twice as long as SP
(Standard Play), however, SP produces better picture and audio
quality.
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Basic Operations
5
REC
Press r REC to start recording.
The recording indicator lights up red in the display window.
Recording indicator
LP
APC
To stop recording
Press p STOP.
To check the remaining tape length
Press DISPLAY. The white bar indicates the approximate length of tape
remaining.
E
0 : 0 0 : 22
Remaining tape length
Time counter
To watch another TV programme while recording
1 If the TV is connected to the VCR using an audio/video cable, set the
TV to TV input. If the TV is connected to the VCR using only the aerial
cable, skip this step.
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Basic Operations
S–
Select another programme position on the TV.
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the safety
tab as illustrated. To record on a tape again, cover
the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Safety tab
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Recording TV programmes (continued)
To record NTSC colour system programmes
NTSC colour signals can be recorded through the line input (LINE IN) only.
Display “L” in the display window using INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– in
step 3.
For tape speed, select SP or EP in step 4.
EP provides recording time three times as long as SP, however, SP produces
better picture and sound quality.
When playing back, the VCR automatically detects the tape speed.
Tips
• You can select a video source from the LINE IN jack using INPUT SELECT or
PROG +/–. When you use PROG +/–, “L” in the display window appears between
the lowest programme position and the highest one.
• The display appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the
information will not be recorded on the tape.
• If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV.
Notes
• The display does not appear during still (pause) mode or slow-motion playback.
• It may take up to one minute for the VCR to calculate and display the remaining
tape length after you press DISPLAY.
• The remaining tape length does not appear while playing or recording in NTSC
system.
• The VCR marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each recording
begins. You can use these index search signals as references to find a specific
recording with other Sony VCRs that feature the index search function.
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Basic Operations
Recording TV programmes using the
easy timer
You can record one programme on the same day (within 24 hours) with the
easy timer. If the VCR clock has not been set, you can set the clock before
setting the timer recording.
Setting the easy timer
Before you start…
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the recording time.
• If you want to see the setting on the
TV screen, turn on the TV and set it to
the video channel.
EASY TIMER
Basic Operations
1
EASY TIMER
knob
PROGRAM +/–
Press the EASY TIMER knob.
The START indicator appears in the display window.
If the clock has not been set,
“–:– –” appears. Go to step 2
in “Setting or changing the
easy clock” on page 27.
2
EASY TIMER
EASY TIMER
START
APC
Set the recording start time by turning the EASY TIMER knob
clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the time by 15
minutes.
To increase or decrease the
time by one minute, press
PROGRAM +/–.
3
SP
SP
START
APC
Press the EASY TIMER knob to confirm the start time setting.
The STOP indicator appears.
SP
STOP
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Recording TV programmes using the easy timer (continued)
4
EASY TIMER
Set the recording stop time in the same way as in step 2, then press
the EASY TIMER knob.
A programme number flashes.
5
EASY TIMER
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Turn the EASY TIMER knob clockwise or counterclockwise to select
the programme you want to record.
To select the tape speed, press
SP/LP (SP/EP).
SP
LP
SP/LP
(SP/EP)
6
EASY TIMER
Press the EASY TIMER knob to confirm the setting.
The t indicator appears in
the display window and the
VCR stands by for recording.
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Basic Operations
APC
Setting or changing the
easy clock
When “–:– –” is displayed in the display
window, the VCR clock has not been set.
You need to set the clock using the easy
clock before setting the timer. You can
also change the current time using the
easy clock.
PROG +/–
EASY
TIMER
SP/LP
(SP/EP)
EASY TIMER
knob
EASY TIMER
• When “–:– –” is displayed in the display window, press
EASY TIMER.
• To change the clock setting, press the EASY TIMER knob on the
VCR for more than three seconds.
The CLOCK indicator and the current clock setting appear in the
display window.
SP CLOCK START
Basic Operations
1
APC
2
EASY TIMER
Set the current time using the EASY TIMER knob.
1 Turn the EASY TIMER knob clockwise or counterclockwise to
enter the current hour.
2 Press the EASY TIMER knob to confirm the hour setting.
3 Turn the EASY TIMER knob to increase or decrease the minutes
setting by a minute.
SP CLOCK START
APC
continued
Basic Operations
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Recording TV programmes using the easy timer (continued)
3
EASY TIMER
Press the EASY TIMER knob to confirm the clock setting.
The VCR enters the timer recording setting mode.
To continue the easy timer
setting, go to step 2 in
“Setting the easy timer” on
page 25.
SP
START
APC
To quit the easy timer setting mode without changing any settings,
press the EASY TIMER knob repeatedly until the t indicator
appears in the display window.
To set the timer and clock setting using the remote commander
You can also use the remote commander to set the easy timer and easy clock.
The operations on the VCR and the remote commander correspond as
follows:
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To
Do this on the VCR
Confirm the setting and go to
the next setting
Press EASY TIMER knob Press EASY TIMER
Change the time by 15 minutes
(in START/STOP mode)
Turn EASY TIMER knob
or hold PROGRAM +/–
down
Hold PROG +/– down
Change the time by one minute
(in START/STOP mode)
Press PROGRAM +/–
Press PROG +/–
Select the programme
Turn EASY TIMER knob Press PROG +/– or
or press PROGRAM +/– INPUT SELECT
or INPUT SELECT
Change the hour/minute by
one hour/minute (in CLOCK
mode)
Turn EASY TIMER knob Press PROG +/–
or press PROGRAM +/–
Basic Operations
Do this on the remote
commander
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
To check or change the timer setting
Press EASY TIMER knob repeatedly until the setting you want to check or
change flashes. Then re-enter the new setting, if necessary. If you do not
want to change any of the settings, press the EASY TIMER knob repeatedly
until the t indicator appears in the display window.
You can also change the timer setting using the TIMER SET/CHECK menu.
For details, see page 35.
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press ON/STANDBY.
The t indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press
ON/STANDBY to reset the VCR after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings.
Watch another TV programme.
Tips
• To record from a source connected to LINE IN jack, press INPUT SELECT or
PROG +/– or turn the EASY TIMER knob to display “L” in the display window.
• To record NTSC signals, set the tape speed to SP or EP. To set to the EP mode,
display “LP” in the display window.
• To cancel the easy timer setting, press CLEAR on the remote commander or press
PROGRAM + and – on the VCR at the same time during any of the easy timer
setting.
Basic Operations
•
•
•
•
Notes
• You cannot set the easy timer if eight programmes have already been set.
• You can set the timer for only one programme using the easy timer. If you want to
set the timer for other programmes, use the TIMER SET/CHECK menu. For details,
see page 30.
• You cannot set the date using the easy timer. Set the date using the CLOCK SET
menu if you want to set the timer with the menu. For details, see page 16.
• The t indicator flashes in the display window when you set the timer with no tape
inserted.
Basic Operations
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Setting the timer
manually
ON/STANDBY
You can preset up to eight programmes
at a time.
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the total recording time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
PROG +/–
INPUT SELECT
MENU
OK
>/./?//
1
MENU
Press MENU and select TIMER SET/
CHECK, then press OK.
PLAY
OK
2
PLAY
OK
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Basic Operations
Set the date, start and stop times,
programme position, and tape speed:
1 Press / to flash each item in turn.
2 Press >/. to set each item.
To correct a setting, press ? to return to
that setting and reset.
TIMER SET / CHECK
DATE
START
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
2 5 . 1 2 SA
STOP PROG
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
TIMER SET / CHECK
DATE
START
2 5 . 12 SA
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
2 5 . 1 2 SA
STOP PROG
– : – – – – SP
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
To record the same programme every day or the same day every
week, press . while the date is flashing. For details, see “Daily/
weekly recording” below.
To record from a source connected to the LINE IN jack; press
INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– to display “L” in the “PROG”
position.
3
Press / to confirm the setting.
The cursor (”) appears at the beginning of the line. To enter
another setting, move the cursor to the next line and repeat step 2.
PLAY
OK
4
Press OK.
PLAY
OK
• ON/
STANDBY
Press ON/STANDBY to turn off the VCR.
The t indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To record from other equipment, leave the connected equipment
switched on.
Basic Operations
5
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Daily/weekly recording
In step 2 above, press . to select the recording pattern. Each time you press
., the indication changes as shown below. Press > to change the indication
in reverse order.
the current date n SU-SA (Sunday to Saturday) n MO-SA (Monday to
Saturday) n MO-FR (Monday to Friday) n EVERY SA ..... n EVERY MO n
EVERY SU n 1 month later n (dates count down) n the current date
Tips
• To set the programme position, you can also use the PROG +/– or programme
number buttons.
• To set the tape speed, you can also use SP/LP (SP/EP).
• To record NTSC signals, set the tape speed to SP or EP. To set to the EP mode,
display “LP” in the tape speed position.
Note
• The t indicator flashes in the display window when you press ON/STANDBY with
no tape inserted.
Basic Operations
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Additional Operations
Playing/searching
at various speeds
& SLOW
· PLAY
0 3 REW
) # FF
· PLAY
) # FF
0 3 REW
Playback options
Operation
View the picture during fastforward or rewind
During fast-forward, hold ) # FF down. During rewind, hold
0 3 REW down.
Play at high speed
• During playback, press ) # FF or 0 3 REW on the
remote commander.
• During playback, hold ) # FF or 0 3 REW down. When
you release the button, normal playback resumes.
Play in slow motion
During playback or pause, press & SLOW.
Play frame by frame
During pause, press ) # FF or 0 3 REW. Hold the button
down to play one frame each second.
Rewind and start play
During stop, press · PLAY on the VCR while holding 0 3
REW down on the VCR.
To resume normal playback
Press · PLAY.
Tip
• Adjust the picture using TRACKING +/– on the VCR if:
– streaks appear while playing in slow motion.
– the picture shakes while pausing.
To set tracking to the centre position, press both buttons (+/–) at the same time.
Notes
• The playback sound is muted during these operations.
• In LP or EP mode, noise may appear or there may be no colour.
• The picture may have snow when playing at high speed in reverse.
• On screen symbols may shake while playing or searching at various speeds.
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Additional Operations
Recording TV
programmes
using the quick
timer
After starting recording in the normal
way, you can have the VCR stop
recording automatically after a specified
duration.
QUICK TIMER
1
While recording, press QUICK TIMER once.
The t indicator appears in the display window.
SP
APC
2
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes.
0:00
0:30
1:00
10:30
11:00
The duration decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops
recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set to the new duration.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Using the quick timer during stop mode
You can set the quick timer and start recording during stop mode by
pressing QUICK TIMER. To set the channel, you can use the PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT buttons. Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set the
recording duration. The recording will start automatically.
Additional Operations
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Checking/
changing/
cancelling timer
settings
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
ON/STANDBY
CLEAR
MENU
OK
>/./?//
1
2
Press ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR.
Press MENU, then select TIMER SET/CHECK:
• If you want to change a setting, go on to
the next step.
• If you do not need to change the settings,
press OK, then turn off the VCR to return
to recording standby.
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Additional Operations
TIMER SET / CHECK 2 5 . 1 2 SA
DATE
START
STOP PROG
6 . 1 TH
7 : 00
8 : 00
6 SP
8 . 1 SA 21 : 0 0
0 : 0 0 5 0 LP
MO– SA
0 : 1 2 1 3 : 0 0 2 7 LP
EVERY SU 2 3 : 0 0
0 : 00
L SP
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
3
Press >/. to select the setting you want to change or cancel:
• To change the setting, press ?// to flash the item you want to
change, and press >/. to re-set it. Then, press / repeatedly until
the cursor (”) appears at the beginning of the line.
• To cancel the setting, press CLEAR.
4
Press OK.
If any timer settings remain, turn off the VCR to return to recording
standby.
When the timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the second programme
starts recording only after the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the programme listed first in the menu
has priority.
Programme 1
Programme 2
Will be cut off
Additional Operations
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Adjusting the picture
Adjusting the tracking
Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape
indicator flashes in the display window, then goes off), distortion
(the
may occur if the tape was recorded in poor condition. If so, manually adjust
the tracking.
Press the TRACKING +/– buttons on the VCR to
display the tracking meter. The distortion should
disappear as you press one of the two buttons (the
indicator lights up). To resume automatic
tracking adjustment, eject the tape and reinsert it.
NORMAL TRACKING
–––––––––––––––––
Tracking meter
About Adaptive Picture Control (APC)
Adaptive Picture Control (APC) automatically
improves recording and playback quality by
adjusting the VCR to the condition of the video
heads and tape. To maintain better picture quality,
we recommend that you set APC to ON in the SET
UP MENU (with the APC indicator in the display
window lit).
SET UP MENU
APC
• ON OFF
PAL / MESECAM
• AUTO PAL MESECAM
SELECT
SET
:[
:[
]
]
APC playback
The APC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental
tapes and tapes that were not recorded with APC.
APC recording
Whenever you insert a tape and first start recording, the VCR adjusts to the
tape using the APC function (the APC indicator flashes rapidly). This
adjustment is retained until the tape is ejected.
To deactivate the APC
Press MENU and select SET UP MENU, then set APC to OFF. The APC
indicator in the display window goes off.
Note
• There is a delay of a few seconds before the VCR actually starts recording while the
VCR analyses the tape. To avoid the delay, first set the VCR to recording pause (the
APC indicator flashes slowly) and press r REC to have the VCR analyse the tape
(the APC indicator flashes rapidly). After the APC indicator stops flashing, press
P PAUSE to start recording immediately. If you press P PAUSE before the APC
indicator stops flashing, the APC function is cancelled.
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Additional Operations
Changing menu options
1
Press MENU, then select SET UP MENU.
SET UP MENU
APC
• ON OFF
PAL / MESECAM
• AUTO PAL MESECAM
SELECT
SET
2
Press >/. to select the option to change, then
press ?// to change the setting.
3
Press OK to return to the original screen.
:[
:[
]
]
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
Menu option
Set this option to
APC
ON to switch on the APC (Adaptive Picture Control) function
and improve picture quality. OFF to switch off APC.
PAL/MESECAM
AUTO to have the VCR automatically select the colour system
for recording and playback. If the picture has no colour or
unusual colours, set to PAL or MESECAM according to your
local colour system.
Additional Operations
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Editing with another VCR
How to connect to record on this VCR
TV
This VCR (Recorder)
LINE IN
Other VCR (Player)
LINE OUT
VMC-710HG/720HG audio/video cable (not supplied)
: Signal flow
Notes
• Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
• If you connected this VCR to both the LINE IN and LINE OUT jacks of the other
VCR, select the input correctly to prevent a humming noise.
Tip
• Use commercially available connecting cable like the Sony VMC-710HG/720HG. If
the other VCR has the AUDIO L and R jacks, use a connecting cable like the Sony
VMC-910HG.
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Additional Operations
Operation
(when recording on this VCR)
Before you start editing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT or PROG +/–
to display “L” in the display window.
• Press SP/LP (SP/EP) to select the tape
speed (SP or LP for the PAL system,
and SP or EP for the NTSC system).
P PAUSE r REC
1
Insert a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other
(playback) VCR. Search for the point to start playback and set it to
playback pause.
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR.
Search for the point to start recording and press P PAUSE.
3
4
Press r REC on this VCR and set it to recording pause.
To start editing, press the P PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at the same
time.
To stop editing
Press the p STOP buttons on both VCRs.
Tips
• To edit more precisely, press the P PAUSE buttons on the VCRs to release pause.
• To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press P PAUSE on this VCR when an
unwanted scene begins. When it ends, press P PAUSE again to resume recording.
Note
• If you start recording following the procedure above, the VCR will not start
recording with the APC function. To record a tape with the APC function, press
r REC again during recording pause in step 3 so that the VCR analyses the tape.
Then when you start recording in step 4, press P PAUSE after the APC indicator
stops flashing. If you press P PAUSE before the APC indicator stops flashing, the
APC function is cancelled.
Additional Operations
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Remedy
The ON/STANDBY switch
does not function.
• Connect the mains lead to mains securely.
The power is turned on but the
VCR does not operate.
• Moisture condensation occurs. Turn the power off,
unplug the mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for
over one hour.
The clock has stopped and
“–:– –” lights in the display
window.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than eight hours (SLV-ED10MPS/PS
only) or 24 hours (SLV-ED10ME/MJ/SG only). Reset
the clock (and timer).
The playback picture does not
appear on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are
using a monitor, set it to video input.
The playback picture has no
colour or unusual colours.
• Set the PAL/MESECAM option in the SET UP MENU
according to your local colour system.
The picture is not clear.
• Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons.
• Make sure the colour system is set to the system that
the tape was recorded in.
• The video heads are dirty (see page 42). Clean the
video heads using the Sony T-25CLD, T-25CLW or E25CLDR video head cleaning cassette. If these cleaning
cassettes are not available in your area, have the heads
cleaned at your nearest Sony service facility (a
standard service charge will be required). Do not use a
commercially available liquid type cleaning cassette
other than Sony’s, as they may damage the video
heads.
• The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult
your local Sony service facility for more information.
The picture rolls vertically
during picture search.
• Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor.
The picture has no sound.
• The tape is defective.
• If you made A/V connections, check the audio cable
connection.
Playback
Clock
Power
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your
nearest Sony service facility.
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Additional Information
Recording
Remedy
No TV programmes appear
on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are
using a monitor, set it to video input.
TV reception is poor.
• Adjust the TV aerial.
• Make sure SYSTEM (B/G, D/K or I) in the TUNER
PRESET menu is set to the system in your area.
The recorded picture has no
colour or unusual colours.
• Set the PAL/MESECAM option in the SET UP MENU
according to your local colour system.
The tape starts playing as soon
as it is inserted.
• The safety tab has been removed. To record on this
tape, cover the tab hole.
The tape is ejected when you
press r REC.
• Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Nothing happens when you
press r REC.
• Make sure the tape is not at its end.
• Select the correct source with the INPUT SELECT or
PROG +/– buttons. Select a programme position when
recording TV programmes; select “L” when recording
from other equipment.
The timer does not operate.
•
•
•
•
•
A tape cannot be inserted.
• Check that a tape is not already in the tape
compartment.
The remote commander does
not function.
• Make sure you are pointing the remote commander at
the remote sensor on the VCR.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote commander with
new ones if they are weak.
• Make sure the
TV / VIDEO remote control
switch is set correctly.
The tracking meter does not
appear on the screen.
• The recording condition of the tape is very poor and
tracking cannot be adjusted, or the NTSC system is
being used.
The VCR needs to be cleaned.
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a dry, soft
cloth, or a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine.
Others
Timer recording
Symptom
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a programme has been set for timer
recording.
• Make sure your timer settings have not already passed
the current time.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than eight hours (SLV-ED10MPS/PS
only) or 24 hours (SLV-ED10ME/MJ/SG only). Reset
the clock and timer.
continued
Additional Information
41
Troubleshooting (continued)
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
• Normal picture
• Rough picture
initial
contamination
• Unclear picture
• No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
terminal
Sapphire tape cleaner
The unit incorporates a sapphire tape cleaner which cleans a video tape when it is
loaded. This cleaner can prevent the video heads from contamination by removing
dust or mold from a tape with the sapphire edge.
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Additional Information
Specifications
System
General
Colour system
PAL, MESECAM, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43
TV system
B/G, D/K, I
Channel coverage
B/G: VHF E2 to E12/UHF E21 to E69/
CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S41
D/K: VHF R1 to R12/UHF R21 to R69
I: VHF SA4 to SA13/UHF B21 to B69/
CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S41
RF output signal
UHF channels 21 to 69 (B/G, D/K, I)
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Power requirements
110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
18 W
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Approx. 355 × 96 × 289 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 3.6 kg
Inputs and outputs
LINE IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (1)
Input level : 327 mVrms
Input impedance : more than 47 kilohms
LINE OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jack (1)
Standard output: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Plug adaptor (1) (SLV-ED10ME/MJ only)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Additional Information
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Index to parts and controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Front panel
1 1/u ON/STANDBY switch/
indicator (7)
2 Tape compartment
3 0 3 REW (rewind) button (19, 32)
4 · PLAY button (19)
5 ) # FF (fast-forward) button
(19, 32)
6 r REC (record) button (23)
7 p STOP button (19)
8 P PAUSE button (19)
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Additional Information
9 EASY TIMER knob (25)
0 COLOR SYSTEM button (19)
!¡ Remote sensor (5)
!™ ONE TOUCH TUNING/
RF (Radio Frequency) CHANNEL
button (7, 10)
!£ PROGRAM/TRACKING +/–
buttons (7, 36)
!¢ § EJECT button (19)
Display window
SP CLOCK START STOP
LP
APC
EP
NTSC
PAL
1 Timer indicator (26)
7 Tracking indicator (36)
2 Tape speed indicator (22)
8 Colour system indicator (19)
3 CLOCK indicator (27)
4 START indicator (25)
9 Time counter/clock/line/
programme/TV system indicator
(7, 20, 22, 26, 39)
5 STOP indicator (25)
0 Tape/recording indicator (23)
6 APC (Adaptive Picture Control)
indicator (36)
Rear panel
1 Mains lead (6)
4 AERIAL OUT connector (6)
2 LINE IN AUDIO/VIDEO jacks (38)
5 LINE OUT AUDIO/VIDEO jacks (6)
3 AERIAL IN connector (6)
6 NTSC PB (playback) switch (19)
continued
Additional Information
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Remote commander
1 TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY
button (21)
2 6 EJECT button (19)
3 TV/VIDEO button (for TV) (5)
4 DISPLAY button (23)
5 VOL (volume) +/– buttons (for TV)
6 EASY TIMER button (25)
7 CLEAR button (35)
8 QUICK TIMER button (33)
9 INPUT SELECT button (24, 31)
!º SP (Standard Play)/LP (Long Play)/
EP (Extra Play) button (22)
!¡ r REC button (23)
!™ Tape/menu operation buttons
MENU button (9, 37)
P PAUSE/> button (19)
p STOP/. button (19)
0 3 REW (rewind)/? button
(19, 32)
) # FF (fast-forward)/ / button
(19, 32)
· PLAY/OK button (19)
& SLOW button (32)
!£ ON/STANDBY button (31)
!¢ COUNTER RESET buttons (20)
!∞
TV / VIDEO remote control
switch (5)
!§ PROG (programme) +/– buttons
(22)
!¶ ; (TV on) button (for TV)
Turns the TV on when it is in
standby mode.
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Additional Information
Index
A, B
L, M
T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Accessories supplied 4
Adjusting
picture 15, 32, 36
tracking 32, 36
Aerial hookup 6
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 15
APC (Adaptive Picture
Control) 36
AV (audio/video)
connection 6
Language selecting 9
LP mode 22
Timer recording 30
cancelling timer
settings 34
changing timer
settings 34
checking timer
settings 34
daily/weekly
recording 31
easy timer 25
overlapping timer
recordings 35
Tracking adjustment 32, 36
Trinitron TV Synchro
Play 21
Tuning your TV to the
VCR 8
TV system 2, 7, 14
C
Cancelling timer settings 34
Changing timer settings 34
Checking timer setting 34
Cleaning the video
heads 40
Clock setting 16
Colour system
compatible colour
systems 2
setting 19, 37
Connecting
the VCR and your TV 6
to a TV with audio/
video jacks 6
Counter 20
D
Disabling programme
position 15
Dubbing. See Editing
E, F, G, H, I, J, K
Easy timer recording 25
Editing 38
EP mode 24
Sony Corporation
N, O
NTSC-recorded tapes 19
One touch tuning 10
P
Picture adjustment 15, 32, 36
Playback 18
at various speeds 32
frame-by-frame 32
slow motion 32
Presetting channels 10
automatically 11
manually 13
one touch tuning 10
Q
Quick timer
33
R
Recording 22
saving 23
using the easy timer 25
while watching another
programme 23
Remote commander 5
S
Safety tab 23
Searching at various speeds 32
SP mode 22