3-860-139-14(1)
Video Cassette
Player
Operating Instructions
PAL NTSC
G
SLV-KH7ME/PS/SV
©1997 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 unit 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 systems
This unit is designed to record and play back
using the PAL (B/G and D/K), MESECAM
(B/G and D/K), and NTSC colour systems.
Recording of video sources based on other
colour systems cannot be guaranteed.
Table of contents
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5
6
9
11
Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
Step 5:
Getting Started
Getting Started
Unpacking
Setting up the remote commander
Connecting the unit
Tuning your TV to the unit
Selecting a language
Basic Operations
12 Playing a tape
16 Recording TV programmes
Additional Operations
19 Playing/searching at various
speeds
21 Recording TV programmes using
the easy timer
22 Karaoke sing-along
30 Searching with the AMS or index
function
32 Enjoying the surround sound
(Virtual Sound)
33 Adjusting the picture
34 Changing menu options
Editing
35 Connecting to a VCR or stereo
system
36 Basic editing
37 Audio dubbing
Additional Information
40 Troubleshooting
42 Specifications
43 Index to parts and controls
back cover
Index
Introduction
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Getting Started
Step 1
Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the unit:
• Remote commander
• Audio/video cable (3-phono to
3-phono)
• R6 (size AA) batteries
• Microphone
• Aerial cable
• Plug adaptor (SLV-KH7ME only)
Checking your model name
The instructions in this manual are for the 3 models : SLV-KH7ME,
KH7PS and KH7SV. Check your model number by looking at the rear
panel of your unit. The SLV-KH7ME is the model used for illustration
purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text,
for example, “SLV-KH7ME only.”
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Getting Started
Step 2
Setting up the remote commander
Getting Started
Inserting the batteries
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries
by matching the + and – on the
batteries to the diagram inside the
battery compartment.
Using the remote commander
You can use this remote
commander to operate this unit
and a Sony TV. Buttons on the
remote commander marked
with a dot (•) can be used to
operate your Sony TV.
Remote sensor
TV / VIDEO
To operate
Set TV / VIDEO to
the unit
VIDEO and point at the remote sensor on the unit
a Sony TV
TV and point at the remote sensor on the TV
Notes
• The TV/VIDEO button selects an input source of the TV from aerial in or line in.
The button does not control this unit.
• 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 mix different types of batteries.
Getting Started
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Step 3
Connecting the unit
To a TV that has phono type audio/video input jacks
This connection improves picture and sound quality and is necessary if you
want to use the Trinitron TV Synchro Play function. If your TV does not have
audio/video input jacks, skip this step and go to page 8.
LINE-1 OUT
LINE IN
Mains lead
to mains
: Signal flow
1
Audio/video cable
(supplied)
Connect LINE-1 OUT of the unit to the
line input jacks of your TV using the
supplied audio/video cable.
To use the Trinitron TV Synchro Play
function, connect to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks
if your TV has two or more inputs.
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Getting Started
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
AUDIO VIDEO
LINE-1
IN
LINE-1
OUT
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
Step 3
Additional connection
LINE-1 IN
LINE OUT
Getting Started
To a TV that has phono type audio/
video output jacks
You can record a TV programme
showing on a TV. Connect LINE-1 IN of
the unit to the TV as shown on the right.
For details on recording, see “Recording
TV programmes” on page 16. When
connecting the LINE-1 IN and LINE-1
OUT jacks on the unit to your TV at the
same time, follow the procedure below
to set up the unit (see page 34).
Audio/video cable
1
Press MENU.
2
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor (”) to SET UP MENU and press
EXECUTE.
3
Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the cursor (”) to CONNECT L1, then select
TV.
SET UP MENU
ON • OFF
AUDIO MIX
• TV
OTHER
CONNECT L1
APC
• ON
OFF
PAL/MESECAM
• AUTO PAL
MESECAM
SELECT
SET
4
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
Press EXECUTE.
Note
• When you connect the LINE-1 IN jacks of the unit to other equipment, set CONNECT L1 to
OTHER.
continued
Getting Started
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Step 3 : Connecting the unit (continued)
To a TV that does not have audio/video input jacks
If you connect the unit to your TV using the audio/video cable, skip this
step.
AERIAL OUT
AERIAL IN
Mains lead
to mains
: Signal flow
1
AERIAL IN
Aerial cable
(supplied)
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV
and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the unit.
AERIAL
OUT
IN
2
3
Connect AERIAL OUT of the unit and
the aerial input of your TV using the
supplied aerial cable.
AERIAL
OUT
IN
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
Additional connection
To a stereo system
You can improve sound quality by
connecting a stereo system as shown on
the right.
LINE-1 OUT
AUDIO
LINE IN
Audio cable (not supplied)
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Getting Started
Step 4
Tuning your TV to the unit
ON/STANDBY
Getting Started
If you have connected the unit to your TV using the audio/video cable, skip
this step.
INPUT SELECT
1
2
3
ON/STANDBY
INPUT SELECT
Press ON/STANDBY to turn on the unit.
Press INPUT SELECT until “L2” appears in the display window.
Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the video
playback.
Choose a channel between UHF 30 and 39 on the TV, where there is
no picture and no sound or only a steady rustling sound. This
channel will now be referred to as the video channel.
4
Tune the TV so that a blue screen appears on the TV screen.
Refer to your TV manual for tuning instructions.
You have now tuned your TV to the unit. From now on, whenever
you want to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel.
If the blue screen does not appear clearly, see “To obtain a clear blue
screen” on page 10.
continued
Getting Started
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Step 4 : Tuning your TV to the unit (continued)
To obtain a clear blue screen
If the blue screen does not appear
clearly in step 4 above, turn the RFCH screw at the rear of the unit with
a screw driver to a position where the
TV clearly displays the blue screen.
RF-CH
To select the TV system
For your TV to receive the correct
signal from your unit, you must set
the TV SYSTEM switch at the rear of
the unit to either G (for system B/G)
or K (for system D/K). If this switch
is set to the wrong position, the
sound will be distorted.
TV SYSTEM
G
K
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Getting Started
Step 5
Selecting a
language
You can select the on-screen display
language, English or Chinese.
Before you start…
• Turn on the unit and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Getting Started
MENU
EXECUTE
0
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to LANGUAGE and
press EXECUTE.
LANGUAGE /
• ENGLISH
SELECT
END
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to select the desired
language.
LANGUAGE /
ENGLISH
•
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
3
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
Getting Started
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Basic Operations
Playing a tape
6 EJECT
AUDIO
MONITOR
1
2
3
EFFECT
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
COUNTER
RESET
0
REPLAY
TRINITRON TV
SYNCHRO
PLAY
COLOR SYSTEM switch
P PAUSE
3/#SEARCH
· PLAY
) FF
p STOP
0 REW
NTSC PB switch
1
2
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape.
The unit turns on and starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
3
PLAY
Press · PLAY.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
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Basic Operations
Additional tasks
To
Press
Stop play
p STOP
Pause play
P PAUSE
Resume play after pause
P PAUSE or · PLAY
Search forward
) FF or # SEARCH during playback
Search backward
0 REW or 3 SEARCH during playback
Fast-forward the tape
) FF during stop
Rewind the tape
0 REW during stop
Eject the tape
6 EJECT
To replay a recently watched scene
You can immediately rewind and playback the scene you want to watch
again.
To set the colour system
If streaks appear during playback, set COLOR SYSTEM on the unit to
conform to the system that the tape was recorded in. (Normally, set the
switch to AUTO.)
If your tape was recorded in
Set COLOR SYSTEM to
PAL
PAL/MESECAM
NTSC
NTSC
MESECAM
PAL/MESECAM
Basic Operations
During playback, press REPLAY up to four times. The unit rewinds the tape
10 seconds for each press of the button, and restarts playback.
To play an NTSC-recorded tape
Set NTSC PB at the rear of the unit 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
continued
Basic Operations
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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 “0H00M00S.” Search for the
point afterwards by referring to the counter.
H
M
S
To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
To select the sound during playback
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Stereo programme
To listen to
On-screen display
Stereo
STEREO
L, R, STEREO
Left channel
LCH
L
Right channel
RCH
R
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
Display window
* Usually the mixed sound of the left and right channels
Bilingual programme
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
LCH
L
Sub
RCH
R
Main and sub
STEREO
L, R, STEREO
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
* Usually the main sound (monaural)
To check audio channel and sound level
You can check the audio channel and sound level visually with the
indicators in the display window.
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3
0
-3
- 10
L
dB
Sound level indicator
R
Right channel indicator
Left channel indicator
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Basic Operations
Turning on the unit 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 unit and TV with the audio/video cable (see “To a TV that has
phono type 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 unit.
Basic Operations
Notes
• When you play back a tape recorded in the PAL or MESECAM colour system,
streaks may appear even if the COLOR SYSTEM switch is set to PAL/MESECAM.
If so, select the colour system, PAL or MESECAM in the PAL/MESECAM option of
the SET UP MENU. (For details, see page 34.)
• The counter resets to “0H00M00S” 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 video 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.
• To play a tape in stereo, you must use the AUDIO OUT connections.
• When you play a tape recorded in monaural, the sound is heard in monaural
regardless of the AUDIO MONITOR setting.
• If the AUDIO MONITOR button does not function, check that AUDIO MIX in the
SET UP MENU is set to OFF.
Operation
Make sure that the TV’s power is in standby mode.
Press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY and hold the remote commander in
place for about two seconds.
The unit and TV turn on, and the TV is set to the video channel. If there is a
tape in the unit, playback starts automatically.
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.
Basic Operations
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Recording TV programmes
You can record TV programmes from
your TV by connecting the TV to the
unit’s LINE-1 IN jacks.
INPUT SELECT
Before you start…
• Connect the LINE-1 IN jacks of the
unit to the audio/video output jacks
of your TV (see “Additional
connection” on page 7).
• Set CONNECT L1 to TV in the SET UP
MENU (see page 7).
1
2
3
TAPE SPEED
Turn on your TV and select the programme position you want to
record on your TV.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
INPUT SELECT
Press INPUT SELECT to display
“L1” in the display window.
SP
4
TAPE SPEED
Press TAPE SPEED to select the
tape speed, SP or LP.
LP provides recording time
twice as long as SP, however, SP
produces better picture and
audio quality.
5
REC
Press r REC to start recording.
To stop recording
Press p STOP.
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r REC
Basic Operations
LP
To record NTSC colour system programmes
NTSC colour signals can be recorded on this unit.
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 quality.
When playing back, the unit automatically detects the tape speed.
To check the remaining tape length (except for NTSC-recorded tapes)
Press DISPLAY. The white bar indicates the approximate length of tape
remaining.
S
E
0 : 00 : 22
Remaining tape length
Time counter
How sound is recorded on a video tape
The unit records sound onto two separate tracks. Hi-fi audio is recorded
onto the main track along with the picture. Monaural sound is recorded
onto the normal audio track along the edge of the tape.
Stereo
Usually mixed left/
right channels
Normal audio track
(monaural)
Basic Operations
To record stereo and bilingual programmes
Set the connected TV to output stereo or bilingual sound. When stereo or
bilingual sound is received through the line inputs, the STEREO indicator
lights up. You cannot select the sound to listen to while recording.
Bilingual
Usually main sound
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound (left/
right channels)
Main (left channel)
Sub (right channel)
continued
Basic Operations
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Recording TV programmes (continued)
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
Tip
• The display appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the
information won’t be recorded on the tape.
Notes
• Do not turn off the TV nor change the programme position during recording.
• When the KARAOKE ON/OFF switch is set to ON, the unit displays the karaoke
information (page 25).
• Make sure the audio/video output of your TV is connected to the LINE-1 IN jacks
of the unit.
• Make sure CONNECT L1 in the SET UP MENU is set to TV.
• To record stereo or bilingual programmes, the connected source must have audio
left/right output jacks.
• When you play back a tape recorded in the PAL or MESECAM colour system,
streaks may appear even if the COLOR SYSTEM switch is set to PAL/MESECAM.
If so, select the colour system, PAL or MESECAM in the PAL/MESECAM option of
the SET UP MENU. (For details, see page 34.)
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Basic Operations
Additional Operations
Playing/searching
at various speeds
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
7 FRAME
& SLOW
3/# SEARCH
· PLAY
) FF
0 REW
Playback options
Operation
Fast-forward/rewind
During stop, press ) FF or 0 REW.
View the picture during fastforward or rewind
During fast-forward, hold ) FF down. During rewind,
hold 0 REW down.
Play at high speed
During playback or pause, press # SEARCH or 3 SEARCH.
To change the direction, press the other one.
Play in slow motion
for two minutes
During playback or pause, press & SLOW.
Play frame by frame
During pause, press m 7 FRAME. Hold the button down to
play one frame each second.
Rewind to the beginning
of a tape and start play
During stop, hold 0 REW down on the unit, and press ·
PLAY on the unit.
To resume normal playback
Press · PLAY.
continued
Additional Operations
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Playing/searching at various speeds (continued)
Using the CLICK SHUTTLE ring
With the CLICK SHUTTLE ring on
the unit, you can operate a variety
of playback options.
During playback or pause, turn the
CLICK SHUTTLE ring clockwise or
counterclockwise. Each change in
the CLICK SHUTTLE ring position
changes the playback mode, and
the corresponding mark appears on
the TV screen for a few seconds in
the following way if the on-screen
display function is on.
Playback mode
Normal speed
CLICK SHUTTLE ring
Double speed
High speed
X2
Mark on the TV
screen
Slow motion
pause
Slow motion in
reverse
High speed in
reverse
Double speed in
reverse
Normal speed in
reverse
–X2
–X1
Tip
• Adjust the picture using TRACKING NORM/SLOW ?// if:
– streaks appear while playing in slow motion.
– bands appear at the top or bottom while pausing.
– the picture shakes while pausing.
Notes
• The playback sound is muted during these operations.
• In the LP mode, noise may appear or there may be no colour.
• If the playback mode mark doesn’t appear on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
• The playback mode mark may shake while playing or searching at various speeds.
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Additional Operations
Recording TV
programmes using
the easy timer
EASY TIMER
You can start recording at once and have the unit stop recording
automatically after a specified duration.
Before you start…
• Connect the LINE-1 IN jacks of the unit to the audio/video output
jacks of your TV (see “Additional connection” on page 7).
• Set CONNECT L1 to TV in the SET UP MENU.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
• Press TAPE SPEED to select the tape speed (SP or LP for the PAL
system, and SP or EP for the NTSC system).
1
Turn on your TV and select the programme position you want to record
on your TV.
2
Press EASY TIMER repeatedly to
set the duration.
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes.
0:30
1:00
1:30
4:00
End
Once you press EASY TIMER, the unit starts recording the TV
programme shown on the TV. The TIMER indicator appears in the
display window.
The duration decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the unit stops
recording and turns off automatically.
To change the duration
Press EASY TIMER repeatedly to set to the new duration. The previous
duration is cleared when you set the new duration.
To stop recording
To stop the unit while recording, press p STOP.
Tips
• You can use the easy timer to record other sources. In this case, connect the audio/
video output jacks of the source you want to record to the LINE-1 IN jacks of the
unit. Then set CONNECT L1 to OTHER in the SET UP MENU.
• If you select “End” for the recording duration, the unit stops recording at the end of
the tape and turns off automatically.
Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing-along
You can sing along with a karaoke
videotape, a TV broadcast, or music
played back on equipment connected to
the LINE IN jacks on the unit. You can
sing duets if you use an extra
microphone (not supplied).
MIC VOL 1/2
ECHO
· PLAY
Singing along with karaoke
video tapes
CONTROL
Before you start...
KARAOKE
• Turn on the unit and the TV.
ON/OFF
CONTROL
• Set the TV to the video channel.
plug
• Connect the supplied microphone to
the MIC IN 1 jack and its control plug
to the CONTROL jack. To sing duets,
connect an optional microphone to the
MIC IN 2 jack.
• When CONNECT L1 in the SET UP MENU is set to TV
(see page 34), the sound through the microphone is
output only during playback. If you want to use a
microphone in all modes, set CONNECT L1 in the SET
UP MENU to OTHER.
1
MIC IN 1/2
Microphone
(supplied)
Set KARAOKE ON/OFF to ON.
“KARAOKE MODE WELCOME TO THE Sony KARAOKE WORLD”
appears on the TV screen.
2
Insert a karaoke video tape.
The unit starts playing automatically if you insert a tape with its safety
tab removed.
3
Press · PLAY.
If you want to playback a specific song, see “Searching with the AMS or
index function” on page 30.
4
Switch the microphone on.
Now you can enjoy singing karaoke.
To adjust the microphone volume
Turn the MIC VOL 1 control for the microphone connected to MIC IN 1.
Turn the MIC VOL 2 control for the microphone connected to MIC IN 2.
Setting the MIC VOL 1 and/or 2 control(s) to the centre position provides
the best microphone volume.
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Additional Operations
To control the echo effect
Turn the ECHO control. This adjusts both microphones’ echo effect to the
same level.
To get the best effect, adjust the microphone volume to a slightly higher level
than the music volume.
Tip
• When you sing along with TV broadcasts or music played back on equipment
connected to the LINE IN jacks on the unit, play the music source and follow steps 1
and 4.
Notes
• If the sound is reproduced through a stereo amplifier, turn down the volume of
amplifier before operation.
• If streaks appear during playback, select the colour system that the tape was
recorded in (see “To set the colour system” on page 13).
• If feedback occurs, turn down the microphone or TV volume, or move the
microphone away from the speakers.
Using the supplied microphone
You can control some of the unit’s karaoke functions with the microphone.
1 CHOI button
Press and hold to rewind the tape while
viewing the picture.
2 ˜/n buttons
Change the pitch in Key Control mode (page
25).
Set the harmony interval in Self Duet mode
(page 26).
3 KEY/S.D./OFF selector
Select KEY or S.D. to switch the microphone
on in the Key Control mode or the Self Duet
mode. Select OFF to switch the microphone
off.
Note
• The ˜/n buttons on the microphone may not operate with other VCRs.
continued
Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing-along (continued)
Playing a tape in a
programmed order
(Karaoke Program)
You can sing songs in the order
you want.
Before you start...
• Turn on your TV and set it to
the video channel.
• Select the search mode, AMS
or INDEX in the SET UP
KARAOKE menu. For details,
“Selecting the AMS or index
function” on page 30.
1
2
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
K. PROG
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Insert a tape and set KARAOKE ON/OFF on the unit to ON.
Press K. PROG.
KARAOKE PROGRAM
AMS
PLAY No – –
• –– b –– b –– b –– b ––
b –– b –– b –– b –– b ––
SELECT
SET
3
Press the number buttons to select up to ten
songs in the order you want.
For single-digit numbers, first press “0”
then the song number. To correct a song
number, press CURSOR ? to return to that
number and reset it.
4
Number
buttons
: [0–9]
: [ EXECUTE ]
KARAOKE PROGRAM
AMS
PLAY No – –
14 b 8 b 2 b –– b ––
b –– b –– b –– b –– b ––
SELECT
SET
: [0–9]
: [ EXECUTE ]
Press EXECUTE.
The tape automatically rewinds to the beginning, and playback starts in
the order you selected. While the unit searches for a song, the song
number flashes in the display window.
To stop playing
Press p STOP.
To change the programme order
Press p STOP and repeat steps 2 through 4 above.
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Additional Operations
Tip
• You can also select the KARAOKE PROGRAM menu by pressing MENU and
CURSOR >/..
Notes
• If you set KARAOKE ON/OFF to OFF, the list settings are cleared.
• When you turn off the unit, the unit exits the KARAOKE PROGRAM mode.
• When you press =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX while in Karaoke Program
mode, the unit does not search beyond the current song, but rewinds the tape to the
beginning of the song being played back, or fast-forwards to the next song. When
the unit exits KARAOKE PROGRAM mode, =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX
returns to its normal function. (See “Searching with the AMS or index function” on
page 30.)
• If you press CHOI on the microphone and rewind past the beginning of the current
song, the selected song order may not be played correctly.
Displaying the karaoke information
Press DISPLAY when the KARAOKE ON/OFF switch is set to ON. The
karaoke information appears on the TV screen. If you press DISPLAY once
more, the remaining tape length and time counter will also appear.
To turn off the display, press DISPLAY again.
Key control
indication
KEY 0
DUET OFF
Self Duet
indication
HI SCORE – –
SCORE – –
S
E
0 : 00 : 22
Score indication
Remaining tape length
Time counter
Changing the pitch (Key Control)
While you are singing, you can
change the pitch of the song to
match your vocal range.
Press KEY CONTROL ˜ or n
repeatedly to set the pitch you want.
KEY CONTROL ˜/n
KEY
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Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing-along (continued)
You can change the pitch of the song in half tone intervals.
To
Press
Range
Display window
Raise the pitch
n (sharp)
8 half tones
“n1” to “n8”
Lower the pitch
˜ (flat)
8 half tones
“˜1” to “˜8”
To return to the original pitch
Press KEY CONTROL ˜ or n repeatedly until “0” appears in the display
window.
Tip
• You can also change the pitch with the supplied microphone.
Adding harmony (Self Duet)
You can sing duets by yourself. The
unit creates a harmony voice at the
interval you want.
Press SELF DUET ˜/n to select a
high or low harmony voice.
SELF DUET ˜/n
S . D.
To
Press
Display window
Add a high harmony
n (sharp)
“S.D.n”
Add a low harmony
˜ (flat)
“S.D.˜”
To cancel the Self Duet
Press SELF DUET ˜/n again.
Tip
• You can also change the pitch with the supplied microphone and the remote
commander.
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Additional Operations
Reducing the playback vocals (Karaoke Pon)
This function reduces the vocals on
played back music sources. You can
use hi-fi stereo music sources for
karaoke.
Set KARAOKE MODE to KARAOKE
PON.
KARAOKE MODE
The singer’s voice is reduced.
To cancel Karaoke Pon
Set KARAOKE MODE to OFF.
Note
• Karaoke Pon does not work with the following tapes:
– Tapes on which different vocal sounds are recorded on the left and right
channels, such as a duet
– Monaural recorded tapes
– Tapes on which sound sources are recorded with strong echo effects and/or
chorus-effects
Backing up your singing (Vocal Assist)
This unit can assist your singing in
case you forget the lyrics while you
are singing. The unit fills in the
vocal for you automatically if you
stop singing into the microphone.
Use karaoke stereo hi-fi tapes
which have the accompaniment
music on the left channel and the
accompaniment plus vocal on the
right channel.
KARAOKE MODE
Set KARAOKE MODE to VOCAL ASSIST.
To cancel Vocal Assist
Set KARAOKE MODE to OFF.
Note
• Vocal Assist does not work with the following tapes:
– Hi-fi tapes on which the same sound is recorded on the left and right channels
– Monaural recorded tapes
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Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing along (continued)
Grading your singing
As an extra challenge, the unit can
grade your singing.
1
Start singing and press SCORE.
“SCORE” appears on the TV
screen, and the unit starts
analysing your singing.
2
SCORE
Press SCORE again after singing for more
than one minute.
HI SCORE 9 9
SCORE 8 5
Your score appears on the TV screen for five
seconds. The highest score (HI SCORE) is
saved, and is indicated above your present
score.
To score automatically (Auto Score)
The unit automatically scores each song in order
during Karaoke Program. Press MENU and select
SET UP KARAOKE, then set AUTO SCORE to
ON.
Each time a song ends, the score appears for five
seconds.
To set the score level
This unit has two different score levels. To set the
score level, press MENU and select SET UP
KARAOKE. Then set SCORE LEVEL to HIGH for
easy grading or LOW for strict grading.
SET UP KARAOKE
SEARCH MODE
SCORE LEVEL
AUTO SCORE
SELECT
SET
• AMS INDEX
• HIGH LOW
• ON
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
SET UP KARAOKE
SEARCH MODE
SCORE LEVEL
AUTO SCORE
SELECT
SET
• AMS INDEX
• HIGH LOW
ON • OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
Tips
• The highest possible score is 99 points.
• To display your score on the TV screen again, press DISPLAY.
• The highest score is cleared each time you set the KARAOKE ON/OFF switch to
OFF.
Note
• The grading is not absolute. Please use this function for your own amusement.
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Additional Operations
Competing for the
loudest voice
The unit measures and displays the
loudness of your voice numerically
when you shout into the microphone.
SHOUT
1
Press SHOUT.
“SHOUT” appears in the display window (English on-screen display
only) and the unit starts a countdown on the TV screen.
2
Shout into the microphone when the unit counts down to 0.
While you are shouting, the highest score (MAX LEVEL) and your
current shout level are displayed on the TV screen with a level meter.
Below the level meter, a bar appears every second to show the changes
in your shout level.
After five seconds, the measurement is
complete, and the highest score (MAX
LEVEL) and your score (YOUR LEVEL)
appear.
MAX LEVEL 23
YOUR LEVEL IS 33
Tips
• To exit SHOUT mode, press SHOUT again.
• The highest score (MAX LEVEL) is cleared each time you set the KARAOKE ON/
OFF switch to OFF.
Note
• Adjust the MIC VOL control to the centre position and turn down the TV volume.
Additional Operations
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Searching with
the AMS or index
function
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
You can search for the start of a specific
passage or scene. There are two ways
for automatic searching depending on
the way the tape was recorded.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
=/+
SEARCH
AMS/INDEX
Selecting the AMS or index function
The AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) function is mainly for karaoke tapes. It
searches for blank spaces (of at least four seconds) between recorded signals
on the sound track of a tape. Use this function to search an indexincompatible tape. If you are not sure of the way the tape was recorded, try
AMS first.
The index function is for indexed tapes like the tapes recorded with this unit.
The unit marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each
recording begins. When you use commercially prerecorded tape, check the
packaging to see if the tape is index-compatible.
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1
Press MENU and select SET UP KARAOKE,
then press EXECUTE.
2
Press CURSOR >/./?// to select
SEARCH MODE, then select either AMS or
INDEX.
3
Press EXECUTE.
Additional Operations
SET UP KARAOKE
SEARCH MODE
SCORE LEVEL
AUTO SCORE
SELECT
SET
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
• AMS INDEX
• HIGH LOW
ON • OFF
Searching with the AMS function
The unit can search up to 99 blank spaces ahead of or behind the current
position.
1
2
3
Set KARAOKE ON/OFF on the unit to ON.
Insert a tape into the unit.
Press =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX
repeatedly to specify how many blank spaces
ahead or behind you want to search:
AMS
8
SEARCH
• To search ahead, press + SEARCH
AMS/INDEX.
• To search backwards, press =SEARCH
AMS/INDEX.
The unit starts searching and the number of blank spaces on the TV
screen counts down to zero. Playback starts automatically from that
point.
To stop searching
Press p STOP.
Searching with the index function
The unit can search up to 99 index signals ahead of or behind the current
position.
1
2
Insert an indexed tape into the unit.
Press =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX
repeatedly to specify how many index signals
ahead or behind you want to search:
INDEX
SEARCH
8
• To search ahead, press + SEARCH AMS/
INDEX.
• To search backwards, press = SEARCH
AMS/INDEX.
The unit starts searching and the index number on the TV screen counts
down to zero. Playback starts automatically from that point.
To stop searching
Press p STOP.
Notes
• No index signal will be added when recording starts from recording pause.
• The AMS function only works when the KARAOKE ON/OFF switch is set to ON.
• You cannot use the AMS function on tapes that have many blank spaces in a short
time span such as dramas and dialogues.
Additional Operations
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Enjoying the
surround sound
(Virtual Sound)
VIRTUAL SOUND switch
You can use the Virtual Sound
function to give stereo sources the
surround sound effect and monaural
sources a simulated stereo effect.
1
2
EFFECT button
WIDE/WARP indicators
Select the type of sound source with the VIRTUAL SOUND switch.
Select SURROUND when listening to a stereo source; select
SIMULATED STEREO for a monaural source.
Press EFFECT so the WIDE or WARP indicator lights up.
Virtual sound
Type
Effect
SURROUND (stereo)
WIDE
A sound effect that spreads out over a large area
WARP
A sound effect that totally envelopes you in sound
SIMULATED STEREO WIDE
(monaural)
WARP
For
A simulated stereo effect
A wide ranging simulated stereo effect
To cancel the Virtual Sound
Press EFFECT repeatedly until both WIDE/WARP indicators turn off.
Notes
• This function is available only when the tape sound is reproduced on a stereo TV
(or other stereo audio equipment). If the connected TV or other audio equipment is
monaural or simulated stereo, you cannot get a clear effect.
• We recommend that you do not use the surround effect function of this unit and
that of the connected TV (or other audio equipment) at the same time. If you do so,
the function may not work properly because the effects overlap each other.
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Additional Operations
Adjusting the picture
Adjusting the tracking
Although the unit automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape
(the tracking indicator
flashes in the display window, then goes off),
distortion may occur if the tape was recorded in poor condition. If so,
manually adjust the tracking.
Press TRACKING NORM/SLOW?// to
display the tracking meter. The distortion should
disappear as you press one of the two buttons (The
indicator lights up).
If you cannot get a clear picture with manual
adjustment, press TRACKING AUTO/MANU to
return to automatic adjustment.
NORMAL TRACKING
Tracking meter
About Adaptive Picture Control (APC)
Adaptive Picture Control (APC) automatically
improves recording and playback quality by
adjusting the unit 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
ON • OFF
AUDIO MIX
OTHER
CONNECT L1
• TV
APC
• ON
OFF
PAL/MESECAM
• AUTO PAL
MESECAM
SELECT
SET
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
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 start recording for the first time, the unit
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 unit actually starts recording while the
unit analyses the tape. To avoid the delay, first set the unit to recording pause (the
APC indicator flashes slowly) and press r REC to have the unit analyse the tape
(the APC indicator flashes rapidly). After the APC indicator stops flashing, press
P PAUSE to start recording immediately. If you want to start recording quickly
without using the APC function, first set the unit to recording pause (the APC
indicator flashes slowly) and press P PAUSE to start recording.
Additional Operations
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Changing menu options
1
Press MENU, then select SET UP MENU.
SET UP MENU
ON • OFF
AUDIO MIX
OTHER
CONNECT L1
• TV
APC
• ON
OFF
PAL/MESECAM
• AUTO PAL
MESECAM
SELECT
SET
2
Press CURSOR >/. to select the option to
change, then press CURSOR ?// to
change the setting.
3
Press EXECUTE to return to the original
screen.
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
Menu option
Set this option to
AUDIO MIX
• ON to listen to the hi-fi and normal audio tracks at the same time.
The AUDIO MONITOR button will not function.
• OFF to listen to hi-fi and normal audio tracks separately. Select
the sound using the AUDIO MONITOR button.
For details, see page 38.
CONNECT L1
• TV to record TV programmes using the LINE-1 IN jacks.
• OTHER to record other audio/video sources using the LINE1-IN
jacks.
For details, see page 7.
APC
• ON to switch on the APC (Adaptive Picture Control) function
and improve picture quality
• OFF to switch off APC.
For details, see page 33.
PAL/MESECAM • AUTO to record/play back in the colour system selected
automatically. Normally, select AUTO.
• PAL to record/play back in the PAL colour system.
• MESECAM to record/play back in the MESECAM colour system.
For details, see page 15.
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Additional Operations
Editing
Connecting to a VCR or stereo system
How to connect to record on this unit
TV
This unit (Recorder)
LINE 2 IN
Other VCR (Player)
LINE OUT
VMC-810MS audio/video cable
(not supplied)
: Signal flow
Notes
• You can also use the LINE-1 IN jacks instead. If you do, set CONNECT L1 to
OTHER in the SET UP MENU.
• Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
• If the other VCR is a monaural type, connect the audio plug to the AUDIO L (white)
jack. The sound is recorded on both right and left channels. When connecting to
the AUDIO R (red) jack, the sound is recorded only on the right channel.
• If you connected this unit to both the LINE IN and LINE OUT jacks of the other
VCR, select the input correctly to prevent a humming noise.
How to connect to a stereo system
Connect LINE 2 IN AUDIO on this unit to the audio output jacks on the
stereo system, using the RK-C510KS audio cable (not supplied).
Editing
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Basic editing
(when recording on this unit)
P PAUSE
Before you start editing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT to display
“L2”(or “L1”) in the display window.
• Press TAPE SPEED to select the tape
speed (SP or LP for the PAL system,
and SP or EP for the NTSC system).
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) unit.
Search for the point to start recording and press P PAUSE.
3
4
Press r REC on this unit and set it to recording pause.
To start editing, press the P PAUSE buttons on both units at the same
time.
To stop editing
Press the p STOP buttons on both units.
Tips
• To edit more precisely, press the P PAUSE buttons on the units to release pause.
• To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press P PAUSE on this unit when an
unwanted scene begins. When it ends, press P PAUSE again to resume recording
(Assemble editing).
• You can dub sound onto the normal audio track through a microphone while
editing. Set KARAOKE ON/OFF to ON before you start dubbing.
Note
• If you start recording following the procedure above, the unit won’t 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 unit 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.
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Editing
Audio dubbing
This feature lets you record over the
normal audio track. The monaural
sound previously recorded is replaced
while the original hi-fi sound remains
unchanged. Use this feature to add
commentary to a tape that you have
recorded with a camcorder. You can also
record your karaoke performances.
7
8
9
COUNTER
RESET
0
AUDIO DUB
P PAUSE
COUNTER RESET
Audio dubbing from a stereo
system or other external
source
Before you start dubbing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT on the unit to
display “L2” in the display window.
1
Insert a source tape into the stereo system (or the playback VCR).
Search for the point to start playback and set it to playback pause.
2
Insert a prerecorded tape into this (recording) unit. Search for the end
of the section to be replaced and press P PAUSE.
Make sure that the tape has its safety tab in place.
3
4
Press COUNTER RESET to reset the counter to “0H00M00S.”
Rewind the prerecorded tape to the beginning of the section to be
replaced.
The unit pauses.
5
Press AUDIO DUB.
The audio dubbing indicator
6
appears in the display window.
To start editing, press the P PAUSE buttons on this unit and the stereo
system (or other VCR) at the same time.
When the counter reaches “0H00M00S,” audio dubbing stops
automatically.
To stop while editing
Press the p STOP buttons on this unit and the stereo system (or other VCR).
continued
Editing
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Audio dubbing (continued)
To listen to both the hi-fi and normal audio
Set AUDIO MIX to ON in the SET UP MENU (page 34). Use this feature to
listen to dubbed audio over the original hi-fi audio. When AUDIO MIX is set
to ON, the AUDIO MONITOR button does not function. Remember to reset
AUDIO MIX to OFF after playing the tape.
To listen to the dubbed sound (normal audio)
Press AUDIO MONITOR until the “L,” “R,” and “STEREO” indicators go off
in the display window.
Audio dubbing from the microphone
Using the microphone, you can add songs or narration on a recorded
tape. Sound from the microphone is mixed with the original hi-fi sound
and recorded on the normal audio track.
Before you start dubbing
• Connect the microphone(s) to the MIC IN 1 and/or 2 jack(s), and turn
on the microphone(s).
P PAUSE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
COUNTER
RESET
0
KARAOKE ON/OFF
MIC IN 1/2
AUDIO DUB
Microphone
1
2
Set KARAOKE ON/OFF to ON.
Insert the prerecorded tape into the unit. Search for the end of the
section to be replaced and press P PAUSE.
Make sure that the tape has its safety tab in place.
3
4
Press COUNTER RESET to reset the counter to “0H00M00S.”
Rewind the prerecorded tape to the beginning of the section to be
replaced.
The unit pauses.
5
Press AUDIO DUB.
The audio dubbing indicator
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Editing
appears in the display window.
6
To start editing, press P PAUSE to start dubbing and sing or speak into
the microphone.
When the counter reaches “0H00M00S,” audio dubbing stops
automatically.
To stop while recording
Press p STOP.
To listen to the dubbed sound
Press AUDIO MONITOR until the “L,” “R,” and “STEREO” indicators go off
in the display window.
To record sound from the microphone mixed with an external source
If you connect equipment such as a laser disc player to this unit‘s LINE 2 IN
jacks, you can record while singing along to a karaoke LD. Be sure to press
INPUT SELECT on the unit to display “L2” before starting recording. The
mixed sound is recorded on the normal audio track, and the sound input
from the LINE 2 IN jacks is recorded on the hi-fi audio track.
Tip
• When dubbing from the microphone, you can use the functions of echo effect, Key
Control, and Self Duet.
Notes
• Do not dub on a tape recorded in LP mode. Audio noise may occur.
• Recording stops if you press COUNTER RESET while audio dubbing.
Editing
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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
unit does not operate.
• Moisture condensation occurs. Turn the power off,
unplug the mains lead and leave the unit to dry for
over one hour.
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 picture is not clear.
• Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING NORM/
SLOW ?// buttons.
• Make sure the colour system is correctly set to the
system that the tape was recorded in.
• The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video
heads using the Sony V-25CL video head cleaning
cassette. If this cleaning cassette is 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 wettype cleaning cassette, as it 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. Use a new tape.
The sound is unstable or has an
echo.
• When you play a tape with the same sound recorded
on both the hi-fi and normal sound tracks, make sure
the AUDIO MIX option in the SET UP MENU is set to
OFF.
Playback
Power
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your
nearest Sony service facility.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
• Normal picture
• Rough picture
initial
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Additional Information
• Unclear picture
• No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
terminal
Recording
Others
Symptom
Remedy
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
button.
A tape cannot be inserted.
• Check that a tape isn’t 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 unit.
• 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 indicator 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 unit 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.
The AMS function does not
work properly.
• The tape has too many blank spaces in a short time
span. Change PROGRAM MODE in the SET UP
KARAOKE menu from AMS to INDEX.
Additional Information
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Specifications
System
General
RF output signal
UHF channels 30 to 39
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Power requirements
110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
25 W
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Approx. 430 × 100 × 282 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 4.5 kg
Inputs and outputs
LINE-1 IN and LINE 2 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1 each)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (2 each)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
LINE-1 OUT and LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1 each)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jack (2 each)
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)
Audio/video cable (3-phono to 3-phono) (1)
Microphone (1)
Plug adaptor (1) (SLV-KH7ME only)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Additional Information
Index to parts and controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Front panel
1 ON/STANDBY switch/indicator (9)
8 p STOP button (13, 16)
2 LINE 2 IN AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (35)
9 r REC button (16)
3 Tape compartment
4 6 EJECT button (13)
0 CLICK SHUTTLE ring (20)
!¡ P PAUSE button (13, 36)
5 0 REW button (13, 19)
!™ LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks
6 ) FF button (13, 19)
!£ Remote sensor (5)
7 · PLAY button (12)
continued
Additional Information
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Front panel (continued)
1 SELF DUET ˜/n buttons (26)
9 MIC IN 1/2 jacks (22)
2 KEY CONTROL ˜/n buttons (25)
0 CONTROL jack (22)
3 SHOUT button (29)
!¡ KARAOKE MODE switch (27)
SCORE button (28)
4 ECHO control (23)
!£ VIRTUAL SOUND switch (32)
5 MIC VOL 1/2 controls (22)
EFFECT button (32)
6 INPUT SELECT button (9, 16)
WIDE/WARP indicators (32)
7 TAPE SPEED button (16)
8 EASY TIMER button (21)
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!™ KARAOKE ON/OFF switch (22, 24)
Additional Information
!¢ COLOR SYSTEM switch (13)
Display window
SCORE
SHOUT
TIMER
SP LP EP APC
KEY S .D.
6
3
0
-3
- 10
L dB R
H
M
S
STEREO
1 Tape speed indicator (16)
7 SCORE/SHOUT indicators (28, 29)
2 Tape indicator
8 Audio channel/sound level
indicator (14)
3 REC indicator
4 TIMER indicator (21)
5 APC indicator (33)
6
(Audio dub) indicator (37)
9 STEREO indicator (14)
0 KEY/S.D./n/˜ indicators (25, 26)
!¡ Time counter/line/pitch adjustment
indicator (14, 16, 25)
(Tracking) indicator (33)
Rear panel
1 Mains lead (6, 8)
5 AERIAL IN connector (8)
2 LINE-1 IN AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (7)
6 TV SYSTEM switch (10)
3 RF-CH screw (10)
4 AERIAL OUT connector (8)
7 NTSC PB switch (13)
8 LINE-1 OUT AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (6)
continued
Additional Information
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Remote commander
1 6 EJECT button (13)
2 Tracking buttons (33)
TRACKING NORM/SLOW
?// buttons
TRACKING AUTO/MANU button
3 SELF DUET ˜/n buttons (26)
4 EFFECT button (32)
1
2
3
5 DISPLAY button (17, 25)
4
5
6
6 COUNTER RESET button (14)
7
8
9
7 REPLAY button (13)
0
8 AUDIO DUB button (37, 38)
9 r REC button (16)
0 TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY
button (15)
!¡ 7 FRAME button (19)
!™ & SLOW button (19)
!£ 3/# SEARCH buttons (13, 19)
!¢ 0 REW button (13, 19)
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Additional Information
!∞ TV / VIDEO remote control switch
(5)
!§ u (on/standby) switch
!¶ Menu buttons (11)
MENU button
CURSOR >/./?// buttons
EXECUTE button
!• AUDIO MONITOR button (14, 38)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!ª SCORE button (28)
@º K. PROG button (24)
@¡ Number/? (ten’s digit) buttons
(24)
@™ TV/VIDEO button (for TV) (5)
@£ VOL +/– buttons (for TV)
@¢ PROG +/– buttons (for TV)
@∞ =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX
buttons (31)
@§ P PAUSE button (13)
@¶ · PLAY button (12)
@• ) FF button (13, 19)
@ª p STOP button (13, 16)
Additional Information
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Index
A, B
I, J
Accessories supplied 4
Adjusting
picture 20, 33
tracking 33
Aerial hookup 8
AMS searching 31
APC (Adaptive Picture
Control) 33
Audio dubbing 37
Audio track 17
AV connection 6
Index searching
C
Cleaning the video
heads 40
Colour system
compatible colour
systems 2
setting 13
Connecting
to a stereo system 8
to a TV with an aerial
cable 8
to a TV with audio/
video jacks 6
Counter 14
Dubbing. See Editing
E, F, G
Easy timer 21
Editing 35
EP mode 17
H
Sony Corporation
K
Karaoke sing along 22
competing for the
loudest voice 29
grading your
singing 28
Karaoke Pon 27
Karaoke Program 24
Key Control 25
Self Duet 26
Vocal Assist 27
L
Language selecting
LP mode 16
11
17
Recording 16
bilingual
programmes 17
saving 18
stereo programmes 17
from a TV 16
Remote commander 5
S
Safety tab 18
Searching
at various speeds 19
using the index/AMS
function 30
SP mode 16
T, U
Monitoring during
playback 14
Tracking adjustment. See
Adjusting
Trinitron TV Synchro
Play 15
N, O
V, W, X, Y, Z
Normal audio track 17
NTSC-recorded tapes 13
Virtual Sound
M
P, Q
D
Hi-fi audio track
R
31
Picture adjustment. See
Adjusting
Playback 12
at various speeds 19
frame-by-frame 19
slow motion 19
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