3-865-365-12 (1)
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
PAL NTSC 4.43
SLV-SE20EX/UX
©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.
Mains lead must only be changed at a qualified
service shop.
Notice for customers in the United
Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
A moulded plug complying with BS1363 is
fitted to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
If the 13A fitted plug does not match the outlet
socket in your home, please refer to your
Appointed Sony Dealer for advice.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be
replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by ASTA or
BSI to BS1362, (i.e., marked with 2 or @ mark)
must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose
the fuse cover, please contact your nearest
Sony service station.
Precautions
Safety
• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V AC, 50 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 wall outlet if you
do not intend to use it for an extended
period of time. To disconnect the cord, pull
it out by the plug, never by the cord.
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Introduction
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 three hours
before operating the unit.
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 VCR is designed to record using the PAL
colour system and play back using the PAL
and NTSC 4.43 colour systems. Recording of
video sources based on other colour systems
cannot be guaranteed.
Table of contents
Getting Started
Step 1: Unpacking
Step 2: Setting up the remote commander
Step 3: Connecting the VCR
Step 4: Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function
Step 5: Tuning your TV to the VCR
Selecting a language
Presetting channels
Changing/disabling programme positions
Setting the clock
Setting your personal code
Basic Operations
31 Playing a tape
34 Recording TV programmes
39 Recording TV programmes using
the VIDEO Plus+ system*
44 Setting the timer manually
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5
8
12
13
15
16
19
25
29
Additional Information
61 Troubleshooting
64 Specifications
65 Index to parts and controls
Back cover
Index
Additional Operations
47 Playing/searching at various
speeds
49 Setting the recording duration
time
50 Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings
52 Searching using the Smart Search
function
55 Adjusting the picture
57 Changing menu options
59 Editing with another VCR
* VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are trademarks applied for by Gemstar Development Corp. VIDEO
Plus+ system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
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
Checking your model name
The instructions in this manual are for the 2 models: SLV-SE20EX and
SE20UX. Check your model number by looking at the rear panel of
your VCR. The SLV-SE20EX is the model used for illustration
purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text,
for example, “SLV-SE20UX only.”
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Step 2
Setting up the remote commander
Inserting the batteries
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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
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
To operate
Set TV / VIDEO to
the VCR
VIDEO and point at the remote sensor on the VCR
a Sony TV
TV and point at the remote sensor on the TV
continued
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Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander (continued)
I/u
DISPLAY
…TV/VIDEO
?
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Programme
number
buttons
0
PROG+/–
Á +/–
WIDE
TV control buttons
6
To
Press
Turn the TV into standby mode
I/u
Select an input source of the TV either from
aerial in or from line in
… TV/VIDEO
Select the programme position of the TV
Programme number buttons,
?, PROG +/–
Adjust the volume of the TV
Á +/–
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To
Call up on-screen display
Switch to/from wide mode of a Sony wide TV
Press
DISPLAY
WIDE
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Notes
• 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 together.
• Do not use different types of batteries together.
• Some buttons may not work with certain Sony TVs.
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Step 3
Connecting the VCR
If your TV has a EURO-AV connector, see page 9.
If your TV does not have a EURO-AV (Scart)
connector
AERIAL IN
Mains lead
AERIAL OUT
AERIAL IN
to mains
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV
and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the VCR.
IN
ENTREE
AERIAL OUT
ANTENNE SORTIE
2
IN
Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and
ENTREE
the aerial input of your TV using the
AERIAL OUT
ANTENNE SORTIE
supplied aerial cable.
3
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
If the mains plug does not fit in the mains, use the supplied plug
adaptor.
Note
• When you connect the VCR and your TV only with an aerial cable, you have to set
RF MODULATOR in the OPTIONS-2 menu to ON (initial setting) (see page 58).
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If your TV has a EURO-AV (Scart) connector
AERIAL IN
AERIAL OUT
AERIAL IN
to mains
Aerial cable (supplied)
EURO-AV
(Scart)
: Signal flow
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: LINE-1
(TV)
Mains lead
EURO-AV cable (not supplied)
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your
TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on the
rear panel of the VCR.
AERIAL
IN
ENTREE
OUT
ANTENNE SORTIE
2
3
IN
Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and
ENTREE
the aerial input of your TV using the
AERIAL OUT
supplied aerial cable.
ANTENNE SORTIE
Connect LINE-1 (TV) on the VCR and
the EURO-AV (Scart) connector on the
TV with the optional EURO-AV cable.
This connection improves picture and
sound quality. Whenever you want to
watch the VCR picture, press … TV/
VIDEO to display the VIDEO indicator
in the display window.
4
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
If the mains plug does not fit in the mains, use the supplied plug
adaptor.
continued
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Step 3 : Connecting the VCR (continued)
Note
• If the TV is connected to the LINE-1 (TV) connector, setting the RF MODULATOR in
the OPTIONS-2 menu to OFF is recommended. In the OFF position, only the signal
from the aerial is output through the AERIAL OUT connector (see page 58). You do
not have to tune your TV to the VCR. Skip “Tuning your TV to the VCR” on page
13.
About the SMARTLINK features
If the connected TV complies with
SMARTLINK
SMARTLINK, MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2,
Q-Link*3, or EURO VIEW LINK*4, you can use
the SMARTLINK function after you complete
the steps on the previous page (the SMARTLINK indicator appears in the VCR’s
display window when you turn on the TV). You can enjoy the following SMARTLINK
features.
• Preset Download
You can download your TV tuner preset data to this VCR and tune the VCR
according to that data in Auto Set Up. This greatly simplifies the Auto Set Up
procedure. Be careful, not to disconnect the cables or exit the Auto Set Up function
during the procedure.
See “Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function” on page 12.
• TV Direct Rec
You can easily record what you are watching on the TV (other than tapes being
played on this VCR). For details, see “Recording what you are watching on the TV
(TV Direct Rec)” on page 38.
• One Touch Play
With One Touch Play, you can start playback automatically without turning on the
TV. For details, see “Starting playback automatically with one button (One Touch
Play)” on page 33.
• One Touch Menu
You can turn on the VCR and TV, set the TV to the video channel, and display the
VCR’s on-screen display automatically by pressing MENU on the remote
commander.
• One Touch Timer
You can turn on the VCR and TV, set the TV to the video channel, and display the
timer recording menu (the TIMER METHOD menu, the TIMER menu, or the
VIDEO PLUS+ menu) automatically by pressing
TIMER on the remote
commander.
You can set which timer recording menu is displayed using TIMER OPTIONS in the
OPTIONS-2 menu (see page 58).
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• Automatic Power Off
You can have the VCR turn off automatically, if the VCR is not used after you turn
off the TV.
“MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig Corporation.
“EASYLINK” is a trademark of Philips Corporation.
“Q-Link” is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
“EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
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*1
*2
*3
*4
Note
• Not all the TVs respond to the functions above.
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Step 4
Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set
Up function
Before using the VCR for the first time, set up the VCR using the Auto
Set Up function. With this function, you can set TV channels, guide
channels for the VIDEO Plus+ system, the RF channel, and VCR clock
automatically.
AUTO SET UP
AUTO SET UP
Hold down AUTO SET UP on the VCR for more than three seconds.
The VCR automatically turns on and starts searching for all of the
receivable channels and presets them in the appropriate order for
your local area.
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, the Preset Download
function starts and the SMARTLINK indicator flashes in the display
window during download.
After the search is complete, the current time appears in the display
window for any stations that transmit a time signal. If the time does
not appear, set the clock manually. See page 25.
To cancel the Auto Set Up function
Press AUTO SET UP.
Note
• Do not cancel the Auto Set Up function. If you do, repeat the step above.
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Step 5
Tuning your TV to the VCR
If you have connected the VCR to your TV using the EURO-AV cable,
skip this step.
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RF CHANNEL
1
Press RF CHANNEL on the VCR lightly.
RF CHANNEL
The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window.
The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV.
2
Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the VCR
picture.
This programme position will now be referred to as the video
channel.
continued
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Step 5 : Tuning your TV to the VCR (continued)
3
Tune the TV to the same channel as that
shown in the display window so that
the picture on the right appears clearly
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.
4
Press RF CHANNEL.
RF CHANNEL
You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. Whenever you want to
play a tape, set the TV to the video channel.
To check to see if the TV tuning is correct
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 TV tuning is correct.
To obtain a clear picture from the VCR
If the screen does not appear clearly in step 3 above, press PROGRAM +/–,
so that another RF channel appears. Then tune the TV to the new RF
channel until a clear picture appears.
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Selecting a
language
MENU
If you prefer an on-screen language
other than English, use the on-screen
display to select another language.
>/.
OK
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Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to
highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
SETTINGS
TUNER
CLOCK
LANGUAGE
RETURN
PLAY
OK
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
2
PLAY
Press >/. to highlight LANGUAGE,
then press OK.
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
DEUTSCH
FRANÇAIS
ITALIANO
ESPAÑOL
PORTUGUÊS
NEDERLANDS
EΛΛHNIKA
OK
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
3
Press >/. to highlight the desired language, then press OK.
PLAY
OK
4
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Tip
• If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Presetting
channels
PROG +/–
If some channels could not be preset
using the Auto Set Up function, you can
preset them manually.
MENU
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to
highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
>/./?//
OK
SETTINGS
TUNER
CLOCK
LANGUAGE
RETURN
PLAY
OK
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
2
PLAY
Press >/. to highlight TUNER, then
press OK.
OK
TUNER
PROG.
NORMAL / CATV
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
RETURN
1
NORMAL
C1 2
AAB
ON
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
3
PLAY
OK
SLV-SE20EX only:
Press >/. to highlight NORMAL/
CATV, then press OK.
TUNER
PROG.
NORMAL / CATV
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
RETURN
1
NORMAL
CATV
SELECT
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
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4
PLAY
OK
SLV-SE20EX only:
Press >/. to highlight NORMAL, then
press OK.
To preset CATV (Cable Television)
channels, select CATV.
TUNER
PROG.
NORMAL / CATV
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
RETURN
1
NORMAL
C1 2
AAB
ON
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
• PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Selected programme
position
TUNER
PROG.
NORMAL / CATV
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
RETURN
4
NORMAL
C1 2
AAB
ON
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5
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
6
PLAY
Press >/. to highlight CHANNEL SET,
then press OK.
OK
TUNER
PROG.
NORMAL / CATV
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
RETURN
C1 2
4
AAB
SELECT
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
7
Press >/. repeatedly until the channel you want is displayed.
PLAY
OK
The channels appear in the following
order:
• VHF IA - IJ, SA10 - SA13 (SLV-SE20EX
only)
• UHF B21 - B69
• CATV S1 - S20 (SLV-SE20EX only)
• HYPER S21 - S41 (SLV-SE20EX only)
• CATV S01 - S05 (SLV-SE20EX only)
TUNER
PROG.
NORMAL / CATV
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
RETURN
4
C2 7
SELECT
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
If you know the number of the channel you want, press the
programme number buttons. For example, for channel 5, first press
“0” and then press “5.”
8
To allocate another channel to another programme position, repeat
steps 5 and 7.
continued
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Presetting channels (continued)
9
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Disabling unwanted programme positions
After presetting channels, you can disable unused programme positions. The
disabled positions will be skipped later when you press the PROG +/–
buttons.
1
In step 7 above, press programme number button “0” twice to display
the number “00” beside CHANNEL SET.
2
Press MENU to exit the menu.
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 +/– or the programme number buttons to select the
programme position for which you cannot obtain a clear picture.
2
3
4
Press MENU, then select SETTINGS and press OK.
Select TUNER, then press OK.
Select FINE TUNING, then press OK.
The fine tuning meter appears.
TUNER
PROG.
NORMAL / CATV
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
RETURN
SET
4
NORMAL
C2 7
Selected programme
position
:
EXIT : MENU
5
Press ?// to get a clearer picture, then press MENU to exit the
menu.
Note that the AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting switches to OFF.
Tip
• If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Changing/
disabling
programme
positions
MENU
>/.//
OK
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After setting the channels, you can
change the programme positions and the
station names as you like. If any
programme positions are unused or
contain unwanted channels, you can
disable them. If the station names are
not displayed, you can enter them
manually (see page 21).
Changing programme positions
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to
highlight LISTS and press OK.
LISTS
CHANNEL LIST
TIMER LIST
RETURN
PLAY
OK
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
2
PLAY
OK
Press >/. to highlight CHANNEL LIST,
then press OK.
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
CH
C1 2
C0 3
C5 6
C2 7
C0 9
NAME
AAB
CDE
FGH
:
:
: CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
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Changing/disabling programme positions (continued)
3
PLAY
OK
Press >/. to highlight the row on which
you want to change the programme
position, then press /.
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 60, press >/. repeatedly.
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
CH
C1 2
C0 3
C5 6
C2 7
C0 9
SELECT
SET STATION NAME
CONFIRM
NAME
AAB
CDE
FGH
:
:
: OK
EXIT : MENU
4
PLAY
OK
Press >/. until the selected channel row
moves to the desired programme
position.
The selected channel is inserted at the
new programme position and the
intermediate channels are displaced to
fill the gap.
5
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
SELECT
SET STATION NAME
CONFIRM
CH
C0 3
C5 6
C1 2
C2 7
C0 9
NAME
CDE
AAB
FGH
:
:
: OK
EXIT : MENU
Press OK to confirm the setting.
PLAY
OK
6
7
To change the programme position of another station, repeat steps 3
to 5.
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Tip
• If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Changing the station names
MENU
You can change or enter the station
names (up to 5 characters).
>/./?//
OK
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to
highlight LISTS and press OK.
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Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
LISTS
CHANNEL LIST
TIMER LIST
RETURN
PLAY
OK
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
2
PLAY
Press >/. to highlight CHANNEL LIST,
then press OK.
OK
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
CH
C1 2
C0 3
C5 6
C2 7
C0 9
NAME
AAB
CDE
FGH
:
:
: CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
3
PLAY
OK
Press >/. to highlight the row on
which you want to change the station
name, then press /.
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 60, press >/. repeatedly.
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
SELECT
SET STATION NAME
CONFIRM
CH
C1 2
C0 3
C5 6
C2 7
C0 9
NAME
AAB
CDE
FGH
:
:
: OK
EXIT : MENU
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Changing/disabling programme positions (continued)
4
Press /.
PLAY
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
OK
CH
C1 2
C0 3
C5 6
C2 7
C0 9
SELECT A CHARACTER
NEXT
CONFIRM
NAME
AAB
CDE
FGH
:
:
: OK
EXIT : MENU
5
Enter the station name.
PLAY
OK
1 Press >/. to select a character.
Each time you press >, the character
changes as shown below.
AnBn…nZnanbn…nz
n 0 n 1 n … n 9 n (symbols)
n (blank space) n A
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
CH
C1 2
C0 3
C5 6
C2 7
C0 9
SELECT A CHARACTER
NEXT
CONFIRM
NAME
CAB
CDE
FGH
:
:
: OK
EXIT : MENU
2 Press / to set the next character.
The next space is highlighted.
To correct a character, press ?// until the character you want
to correct is highlighted, then reset it.
You can set up to 5 characters for the station name.
6
Press OK to confirm the new name.
PLAY
OK
7
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Tip
• If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Disabling unwanted
programme positions
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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After presetting channels, you can
disable unused programme positions.
The disabled positions will be skipped
later when you press the PROG +/–
buttons.
CLEAR
0
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
highlight LISTS, and press OK.
LISTS
CHANNEL LIST
TIMER LIST
RETURN
PLAY
OK
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
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Changing/disabling programme positions (continued)
2
PLAY
Press >/. to highlight CHANNEL LIST,
then press OK.
OK
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
CH
C1 2
C0 3
C5 6
C2 7
C0 9
NAME
AAB
CDE
FGH
:
:
: CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
3
PLAY
Press >/. to highlight the row on which
you want to disable.
OK
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
CH
C1 2
C0 3
C5 6
C2 7
C0 9
NAME
AAB
CDE
FGH
:
:
: CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
4
CLEAR
Press CLEAR.
The selected row will be cleared as shown
on the right.
CHANNEL LIST
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
CH
C1 2
C0 3
NAME
AAB
CDE
C2 7
C0 9
FGH
:
:
: CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
5
6
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other programme positions you want
to disable.
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Tip
• If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK.
Notes
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
• Be sure to select the programme position you want to disable correctly. If you
disable a programme position by mistake, you need to reset that channel manually.
24
Getting Started
Setting the clock
MENU
You must set the time and date on the
VCR to use the timer recording features
properly.
>/./?//
OK
Getting Started
The Auto Clock Set function works only
if a station in your area is broadcasting a
time signal. If the Auto Set Up function
did not set the clock correctly for your
local area, try another station for the
Auto Clock Set function.
Setting the clock manually
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to
highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
SETTINGS
TUNER
CLOCK
LANGUAGE
RETURN
PLAY
OK
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
2
PLAY
Press >/. to highlight CLOCK, then
press OK.
OK
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
ON
1
TUE
AAB
18 : 00
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
3
PLAY
OK
Press >/. to highlight MANUAL
ADJUST, then press OK.
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
1 . 1 . 1999
OFF
FRI
0 : 00
SELECT
:
SET
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
continued
Getting Started
25
Setting the clock (continued)
4
Press >/. to set the date.
CLOCK
PLAY
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 1 . 1999
OK
OFF
THU
0 : 00
SELECT
:
SET
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
5
PLAY
Press / to highlight the month and set
the month pressing >/..
OK
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
OFF
TUE
0 : 00
SELECT
:
SET
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
6
PLAY
OK
Set the year, hour, and minutes in
sequence, pressing / to highlight the
item to be set, and press >/. to select
the digits.
The day of the week is set automatically.
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
OFF
TUE
18 : 00
SELECT
:
SET
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
7
Press OK to start the clock.
PLAY
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
OK
OFF
TUE
18 : 00
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
8
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Tips
• To change the digits during setting, press ? to return to the item to be changed,
and select the digits pressing >/..
• If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Getting Started
Changing the station for
the Auto Clock Set function
MENU
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
>/.
OK
Getting Started
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press >/. to
highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
SETTINGS
TUNER
CLOCK
LANGUAGE
RETURN
PLAY
OK
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
2
PLAY
OK
Press >/. to highlight CLOCK, then
press OK.
AUTO ADJUST is highlighted.
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
ON
1
TUE
AAB
18 : 00
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
3
Press OK.
PLAY
OK
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
ON
OFF
TUE
18 : 00
SELECT
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
continued
Getting Started
27
Setting the clock (continued)
4
PLAY
Press >/. to highlight ON, then press
OK.
OK
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
ON
1
AAB
18 : 00
TUE
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
5
PLAY
Press . to highlight CLOCK PROG, then
press OK.
OK
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
1
AAB
18 : 00
TUE
SELECT
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
6
PLAY
OK
Press >/. repeatedly until the
programme position of the station that
carries the time signal appears.
If the VCR does not receive the time
signal from any station, AUTO ADJUST
returns to OFF automatically.
7
MENU
CLOCK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
MANUAL ADJUST
28 . 9 . 1999
2
TUE
CDE
18 : 00
SELECT
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Tips
• If you set AUTO ADJUST to ON, the Auto Clock Set function is activated whenever
the VCR is turned off. The time is adjusted automatically by making reference to the
time signal from the station whose programme position is displayed in the “CLOCK
PROG” row.
If you do not need the Auto Clock Set, select OFF.
• If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
28
Getting Started
Setting your
personal code
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• If there is a tape in the VCR, remove it.
• Turn off the VCR.
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Getting Started
For identification, you can enter a
personal code into the VCR. Once you
enter your personal code, you can
confirm it any time but can never change
it. Please make a note of the code to
quote to the police if your VCR is stolen.
0
>/./?//
OK
I/u ON/STANDBY
1
PAUSE
P PAUSE
Hold down P PAUSE and I/u ON/
STANDBY on the VCR simultaneously
for more than three seconds.
SECURITY FUNCTION
PERSONAL CODE
–––––––––––
ON/STANDBY
SELECT
:
SET
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
continued
Getting Started
29
Setting your personal code (continued)
2
Enter your personal code.
PLAY
OK
1 Press >/. to select a character.
Each time you press >, the character
changes as shown below.
AnBn…nZn0n1n…n9
n (blank space) n – (hyphen) n A
SECURITY FUNCTION
PERSONAL CODE
WB–1 5 7 8 – – – –
SELECT
:
SET
:
CONFIRM : OK
EXIT : MENU
2 Press / to set the next character.
The next space is highlighted.
To correct a character, press ?// until the character you want
to correct is highlighted, then reset it.
You can set up to 11 characters for your personal code.
3
Press OK.
PLAY
A confirmation screen appears.
SECURITY FUNCTION
PERSONAL CODE
WB–1 5 7 8 – – – –
OK
FINAL CONFIRM
CANCEL
: OK
: CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
4
If the displayed personal code is correct, press OK.
PLAY
OK
If the displayed personal code is wrong, press CLEAR and continue
from step 2.
CLEAR
To confirm your personal code
While the VCR is turned off and there is no tape in the VCR, hold down
P PAUSE and I/u ON/STANDBY on the VCR simultaneously for more
than three seconds. The entered personal code appears on the TV screen.
Press any button to enter normal viewing mode.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Getting Started
Basic Operations
Playing a tape
6 EJECT
CLEAR
DISPLAY
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Basic Operations
· PLAY
P PAUSE
)# FF
p STOP
03 REW
NTSC PB
1
2
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.
continued
Basic Operations
31
Playing a tape (continued)
3
Press · PLAY.
PLAY
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
OK
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
03 REW during stop
Eject the tape
6 EJECT
To play an NTSC-recorded tape
Set NTSC PB at the rear of the VCR according to the colour system of your
TV.
When your TV is
Set NTSC PB to
PAL only
ON PAL TV
PAL and NTSC
NTSC 4.43
To use the time counter
At the point on the tape that you want to find later, press CLEAR. The
counter in the display window resets to “0:00:00.” Search for the point
afterwards by referring to the counter.
SP VIDEO
OPC
To display the counter on the TV screen, press
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Basic Operations
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.
• The time counter does not appear on the TV screen when using an NTSC-recorded
tape.
• Depending on your TV, the following may occur while playing an NTSC-recorded
tape:
– The picture becomes 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.
• While setting the menu on the TV screen, buttons for playback on the remote
commander do not function.
Starting playback automatically with one button
(One Touch Play)
1
Insert a tape.
The VCR automatically turns on.
If you insert a tape with its safety tab removed, the TV turns on and
switches to the video channel. Playback starts automatically.
2
Basic Operations
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can turn on the VCR and the
TV, set the TV to the video channel, and start playback automatically with
one button.
Press · PLAY.
The TV turns on and switches to the video channel automatically.
Playback starts.
Tip
• When there already is a tape in the VCR, the VCR and the TV turn on, the TV is set
to the video channel, and playback starts automatically in one sequence when you
press · PLAY.
Note
• When you use the One Touch Play function, leave the TV on or in the standby
mode.
Basic Operations
33
Recording TV
programmes
COUNTER/
REMAIN
INPUT SELECT
…TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
SP/LP
0
PROG +/–
r REC
p STOP
1
2
34
Basic Operations
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
3
INPUT
SELECT
Press INPUT SELECT until a programme position number appears
in the display window.
SP VIDEO
OPC
4
• PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme position you want to
record.
SP VIDEO
OPC
5
SP / LP
Press SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
VIDEO
LP
6
REC
OPC
Press r REC to start recording.
Basic Operations
LP (Long Play) provides recording time twice as long as SP,
however, SP (Standard Play) produces better picture and audio
quality.
The recording indicator lights up red in the display window.
Recording indicator
VIDEO
LP
OPC
To stop recording
Press p STOP.
continued
Basic Operations
35
Recording TV programmes (continued)
To check the remaining time
Press
DISPLAY. With the display on, press COUNTER/REMAIN to
check the remaining time. Each time you press COUNTER/REMAIN, the
time counter and the remaining time appear alternately. The remaining time
with the
indicator also appears in the display window.
SP
0 : 00 : 22
Time counter
1 : 46
Remaining time
To correctly check the remaining time of the tape, set TAPE LENGTH in the
OPTIONS-1 menu according to the tape type you use (see page 58).
To watch another TV programme while recording
1 Press …TV/VIDEO to turn off the VIDEO indicator in the display
window.
2
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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Basic Operations
Tips
• To select a programme position, you can use the programme number buttons on the
remote commander. For two-digit numbers, press the ? (ten’s digit) button
followed by the programme number buttons.
• You can select a video source from the LINE-1 (TV) connector also using the INPUT
SELECT button.
• The display appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the
information won’t be recorded on the tape.
• If you don’t 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.
• The display will not appear while playing an NTSC-recorded tape.
• If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL and NTSC systems, the time counter
reading will not be correct. This discrepancy is due to the difference between the
counting cycles of the two video systems.
• When you insert a non-standard commercially available tape, the remaining time
may not be correct.
• The remaining time is intended for rough measurement only.
• About 30 seconds after the tape begins playback, the tape remaining time will be
displayed.
Basic Operations
continued
Basic Operations
37
Recording TV programmes (continued)
Recording what you are watching on the TV
(TV Direct Rec)
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can easily record what you are
watching on the TV (other than tapes being played on the VCR).
1
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press r REC while you are watching a TV programme or external
source.
The VCR automatically turns on, then the TV indicator lights up and
the VCR starts recording what you are watching on the TV.
Tips
• The TV indicator appears in the display window after you press r REC in some
situations such as:
– when you are watching a source connected to the TV’s line input, or
– when the TV tuner preset data for the programme position is different from the
data in the VCR tuner preset.
• If there is a tape with its safety tab in place in the VCR, the VCR automatically turns
on and starts recording what you are watching on the TV when you press r REC.
• You can turn the TV Direct Rec function ON and OFF in the OPTIONS-2 menu (see
page 58).
Notes
• You cannot record what you are watching using this method when the VCR is in the
following modes; pause, timer standby, tuner preset, Auto Set Up, and recording.
• When the TV indicator is lit in the display window, do not turn off the TV nor
change the TV programme position. When the TV indicator is not lit, the VCR
continues recording the programme even if you change the TV programme position
on the TV.
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Basic Operations
Recording TV
programmes
using the VIDEO
Plus+ system
The VIDEO Plus+ system is the feature
that simplifies programming the VCR to
make timer recording. Just enter the
PlusCode number listed in the TV
programme guide. The date, times, and
programme position of that programme
are set automatically. You can preset up
to eight programmes at a time.
I/u
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Programme
number
buttons
0
1
TIMER
Press
TIMER
>/./?//
OK
p STOP
Basic Operations
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time and date.
• 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.
• Set TIMER OPTIONS to VIDEO
PLUS+ or VARIABLE in the
OPTIONS-2 menu (see page 58).
TIMER.
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to
VARIABLE
TIMER METHOD
STANDARD
VIDEO PLUS+
The TIMER METHOD menu appears
on the TV screen. Press >/. to select
VIDEO PLUS+, then press OK.
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to
VIDEO PLUS+
VIDEO PLUS+
2 8 . 9 TUE
PLUS CODE
–––––––––
The VIDEO PLUS+ menu appears on
the TV screen.
SET
: 0–9
EXIT : MENU
continued
Basic Operations
39
Recording TV programmes using the VIDEO Plus+ system
(continued)
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
Press the programme number buttons to
enter the PlusCode number.
VIDEO PLUS+
2 8 . 9 TUE
PLUS CODE
1246–––––
0
CLEAR
3
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and
re-enter the correct number.
SET
: 0–9
CONFIRM : OK
CANCEL : CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
Press OK.
PLAY
OK
The date, start and stop times,
programme position, tape speed, and
VPS/PDC setting appear on the TV
screen.
TIMER
2 8 . 9 TUE
DATE
TODAY
SP / LP
TIME
19 : 00 20 : 00
SP
PROG.
35
VPS / PDC
OFF
LIST
SELECT :
SET
:
CANCEL : CLEAR
• If “--” appears in the “PROG.”
EXIT
(programme) column (this may
happen for local broadcasts), you have to set the appropriate
programme position manually.
: MENU
Press >/. to select the desired programme position.
To record from a source connected to the LINE-1 (TV) connector,
press INPUT SELECT to display “L1.”
CLEAR
You will only have to do this operation once for the referred
channel. The VCR will then store your setting.
If the information is incorrect, press CLEAR to cancel the setting.
40
Basic Operations
4
If you want to change the date, tape
speed, and the VPS/PDC function
setting:
PLAY
OK
1 Press ?// to highlight the item you
want to change.
2 Press >/. to reset it.
TIMER
2 8 . 9 TUE
DATE
TODAY
SP / LP
TIME
19 : 00 20 : 00
SP
PROG.
35
VPS / PDC
OFF
LIST
SELECT :
SET
:
CANCEL : CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
• To record the same programme every day or the same day every
week, see “Daily/weekly recording” below.
• To use the VPS/PDC function, set VPS/PDC to ON. For details of
the VPS/PDC function, see “Timer recording with VPS/PDC
signals” on page 42.
5
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Press I/u to turn off the VCR.
The
indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Basic Operations
6
MENU
Daily/weekly recording
In step 4 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.
TODAY n SUN-SAT (Sunday to Saturday) n MON-SAT (Monday to
Saturday)
n MON-FRI (Monday to Friday) n SAT (every Saturday) .....
n MON (every Monday) n SUN (every Sunday) n 1 month later
n (dates count down) n TOMORROW n TODAY
continued
Basic Operations
41
Recording TV programmes using the VIDEO Plus+ system
(continued)
Timer recording with VPS/PDC signals
Some broadcast systems transmit VPS (Video Programme System) or PDC
(Programme Delivery Control) signals with their TV programmes. These
signals ensure that your timer recordings are made regardless of broadcast
delays, early starts, or broadcast interruptions (with the VPS or PDC
indicator in the display window lit).
To use the VPS/PDC function, set VPS/PDC to ON in step 4 above. You can
also use the VPS/PDC function for a source connected to the LINE-1 (TV)
connector.
To record satellite broadcasts
If you connect the satellite tuner and the VCR, you can record satellite
programmes.
1
2
Turn on the satellite tuner.
3
Keep the satellite tuner turned on until the VCR finishes recording the
satellite programme for which you have made a timer setting.
On the satellite tuner, select the satellite programme for which you
want to make a timer setting.
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press I/u. The
indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press I/u to
reset the VCR after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
42
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings.
Watch another TV programme.
Basic Operations
Tips
• To set the programme position with a two digit number, press ? (ten’s digit)
button followed by the programme number button.
• To set the programme position, you can also use the PROG +/– or programme
number buttons.
• To set the tape speed, you can also use the SP/LP button.
• When you are recording a programme in the SP mode and the remaining tape
becomes shorter than the recording time, the tape speed is automatically changed to
the LP mode. Note that some interference will appear on the picture at the point the
tape speed is changed. If you want to keep the same tape speed, set AUTO LONG
PLAY to OFF in the OPTIONS-1 menu (page 58).
• To check, change, or clear the programme setting, press ?// to choose LIST, then
press OK after step 4. For details, see step 3 in “Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings” (page 50).
Basic Operations
Basic Operations
Notes
• If the VPS/PDC signal is too weak or the broadcasting station failed to transmit
VPS/PDC signals, the VCR will start recording at the set time without using the
VPS/PDC function.
• The
indicator flashes in the display window when you press I/u with no tape
inserted.
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to STANDARD in the OPTIONS-2 menu, the
VIDEO PLUS+ menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select VIDEO PLUS+ or
VARIABLE.
43
Setting the timer
manually
If the VIDEO Plus+ system is not
available in your area, follow the
instructions below to set the timer to
record programmes.
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time and date.
• 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.
• Set TIMER OPTIONS to STANDARD
or VARIABLE in the OPTIONS-2
menu (see page 58).
I/u
INPUT SELECT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TIMER
MENU
>/./?//
OK
p STOP
1
TIMER
Press
TIMER.
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to
VARIABLE
TIMER METHOD
STANDARD
VIDEO PLUS+
The TIMER METHOD menu appears
on the TV screen. Press >/. to select
STANDARD, then press OK.
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to
STANDARD
The TIMER menu appears on the TV
screen.
TIMER
2 8 . 9 TUE
DATE
TODAY
SP / LP
TIME
–– : –– –– : ––
SP
PROG.
––
VPS / PDC
OFF
LIST
SELECT :
SET
:
CANCEL : CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
44
Basic Operations
2
Set the date, start and stop times,
programme position, tape speed, and
VPS/PDC function:
PLAY
OK
1 Press / to highlight each item in turn.
2 Press >/. to set each item.
To correct a setting, press ? to return to
that setting and reset.
TIMER
2 8 . 9 TUE
DATE
TODAY
SP / LP
TIME
19 : 00 20 : 00
SP
PROG.
35
VPS / PDC
OFF
LIST
SELECT :
SET
:
CANCEL : CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
• To record the same programme every day or the same day every
week, see “Daily/weekly recording” below.
INPUT
SELECT
• To use the VPS/PDC function, set VPS/PDC to ON. For details of
the VPS/PDC function, see “Timer recording with VPS/PDC
signals” on page 42.
• To record from a source connected to the LINE-1 (TV) connector,
press INPUT SELECT to display “L1” in the “PROG.” position.
3
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Press I/u to turn off the VCR.
The
indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To record from a source, leave the connected equipment switched
on.
Basic Operations
4
MENU
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.
TODAY n SUN-SAT (Sunday to Saturday) n MON-SAT (Monday to Saturday)
n MON-FRI (Monday to Friday) n SAT (every Saturday) .....
n MON (every Monday) n SUN (every Sunday) n 1 month later
n (dates count down) n TOMORROW n TODAY
continued
Basic Operations
45
Setting the timer manually (continued)
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 the SP/LP button.
• When you are recording a programme in the SP mode and the remaining tape
becomes shorter than the recording time, the tape speed is automatically changed to
the LP mode. Note that some interference will appear on the picture at the point the
tape speed is changed. If you want to keep the same tape speed, set AUTO LONG
PLAY to OFF in the OPTIONS-1 menu (page 58).
• Even if you set TIMER OPTIONS to VIDEO PLUS+ in the OPTIONS-2 menu, you
can set the timer manually. Press MENU to select TIMER, then go to step 2.
Notes
• When setting the timer with VPS/PDC signals, enter the start and stop times
exactly as indicated in the TV programme guide, otherwise the VPS/PDC function
won’t work.
• If the VPS/PDC signal is too weak or the broadcasting station failed to transmit
VPS/PDC signals, the VCR will start recording at the set time without using the
VPS/PDC function.
• The
indicator flashes in the display window when you press I/u with no tape
inserted.
46
Basic Operations
Additional Operations
Playing/searching
at various speeds
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
& SLOW
×2
· PLAY
)# FF
)# FF
03 REW
03 REW
Playback options
Operation
View the picture during
fast-forward or rewind
During fast-forward, hold down )# FF. During rewind, hold
down 03 REW.
Play at high speed
• During playback, press )# FF or 03 REW on the remote
commander.
• During playback, hold down )# FF or 03 REW. When
you release the button, normal playback resumes.
Play at twice the normal
speed
During playback, press × 2.
Play in slow motion
During playback, press & SLOW.
Play frame by frame
During pause, press )# FF or 03 REW on the remote
commander. Hold down )# FF or 03 REW to play one
frame each second.
Rewind and start play
During stop, press · PLAY on the VCR while holding down
03 REW on the VCR.
continued
Additional Operations
47
Playing/searching at various speeds (continued)
To resume normal playback
Press · PLAY.
Tip
• Adjust the picture using the TRACKING +/– buttons if:
– Streaks appear while playing in slow motion.
– Bands appear at the top or bottom while pausing.
– The picture shakes while pausing.
To set tracking to the centre position, press both buttons (+/–) at the same time.
Notes
• The sound is muted during these operations.
• The picture may have snow when playing at high speed in reverse.
• In the LP mode, noise may appear or there may be no colour.
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Additional Operations
Setting the
recording
duration time
r REC
After starting recording in the normal
way, you can have the VCR stop
recording automatically after a specified
duration.
1
While recording, press r REC.
The
indicator appears in the display window.
SP VIDEO
OPC
2
Press r REC repeatedly to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes.
0:30
1:00
5:30
6:00
Normal recording
The tape counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR
stops recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press r REC repeatedly to set a new duration.
To cancel the duration
Press r REC repeatedly until the
indicator disappears and the VCR
returns to normal recording mode.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Note
• You cannot display the current tape time in the display window when setting the
recording duration.
Additional Operations
49
Checking/
changing/
cancelling timer
settings
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
I/u
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
MENU
>/./?//
OK
1
2
3
Press I/u to turn on the VCR.
Press MENU, then press >/. to highlight LISTS and press OK.
Press >/. to highlight TIMER LIST, then
press OK:
• If you want to change or cancel a setting,
go on to the next step.
• If you do not need to change or cancel
the settings, press MENU, then turn off
the VCR to return to recording standby.
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Additional Operations
TIMER LIST
DATE
TIME
19 : 00 20
TODAY
30 . 9
20 : 00 21
10 : 00 11
2 . 10
MON – FRI
14 : 00 15
SUN
6 : 30
7
–– . ––
– : ––
–
–– . ––
– : ––
–
–– . ––
– : ––
–
RETURN
SELECT :
SET
: OK
CANCEL : CLEAR
: 00
: 00
: 30
: 00
: 00
: ––
: ––
: ––
2 8 . 9 TUE
VPS
PDC
PROG.
35
SP
AAB
SP
VPS
CDE
LP PDC
LP
FGH
LP
IJK
––
–
––
–
––
–
EXIT : MENU
4
Press >/. to select the setting you want to
change or cancel, then press OK.
The selected setting appears in the TIMER
menu.
TIMER
2 8 . 9 TUE
DATE
2 . 10
SP / LP
TIME
10 : 00 11 : 30
LP
PROG.
CDE
VPS / PDC
ON
LIST
SELECT :
SET
:
CANCEL : CLEAR
EXIT : MENU
5
• To change the setting, press ?// to highlight the item you want to
change, and press >/. to reset it.
• To cancel the setting, press CLEAR.
6
Press MENU.
If any 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.
about 20 seconds
Programme 1
Programme 2
will be cut off
Programme 1
Programme 2
about 20 seconds will be cut off
Additional Operations
51
Searching using
the Smart Search
function
If you record multiple programmes on a
tape, use the Smart Search function to
see what has been recorded on your
tape. You can see information such as
date, time, and channel of programmes
recorded on a tape. You can also start
playback directly from the selected
programme using the SMART SEARCH
screen.
I/u
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
All programmes are listed on the screen,
regardless of how the programme was
recorded.
The data of last tape inserted into the
VCR is automatically stored in memory.
If you want to recall the latest data
screen, select LATEST DATA in the
SMART SEARCH screen (see page 53).
SMART
SEARCH
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
1
2
3
>/./?//
OK
After recording, press I/u to turn on the VCR.
Press SMART SEARCH.
Press >/./?// to select the
programme you want to start viewing.
SMART SEARCH
DATE
28 . 9
29 . 9
30 . 9
30 . 9
19
14
14
20
TIME
: 00 20
: 00 15
: 00 15
: 00 21
: 00
: 00
: 00
: 00
BLANK TIME
SELECT
SET
1 8 0 MIN.
PROG.
35
FGH
FGH
AAB
3 0 MIN.
:
: OK
EXIT : SMART SEARCH
4
Press OK.
The VCR starts searching, and playback
starts automatically from the beginning of
the selected programme.
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Additional Operations
SMART SEARCH
1 8 0 MIN.
To stop searching
Press p STOP.
To exit the SMART SEARCH screen
Press SMART SEARCH.
To record in a blank space
Blank space on the tape will appear as a blank row in the SMART SEARCH
screen. Select the blank row in step 3, then press OK. The VCR rewinds/
fast-forwards the tape to the beginning of the blank space, then stops. Start
recording.
To recall the latest data screen after you remove the
tape
You can display the data of the last tape used to record a programme, even
after you have removed the tape.
If you reinsert the tape and record additional programmes, be sure to select
LATEST DATA. Otherwise, all of the data for the tape is deleted.
1
2
Reinsert the last tape that you used to record a programme.
Press SMART SEARCH.
SMART SEARCH
1 8 0 MIN.
NO DATA
LATEST DATA
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : SMART SEARCH
3
Press >/. to highlight LATEST DATA.
If you want to reset the latest data screen,
highlight NO DATA and press OK, then
record a programme.
SMART SEARCH
DATE
28 . 9
29 . 9
30 . 9
30 . 9
19
14
14
20
TIME
: 00 20
: 00 15
: 00 15
: 00 21
: 00
: 00
: 00
: 00
PROG.
35
FGH
FGH
AAB
NO DATA
LATEST DATA
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : SMART SEARCH
4
Press OK.
The latest data stored in the VCR’s memory is displayed.
Tips
• You can store information for up to 24 programmes on a single list.
• While recording, you can display the SMART SEARCH screen using the
SMART SEARCH button. If you decide to stop recording, press SMART SEARCH
to make the SMART SEARCH screen disappear first. Then press p STOP.
continued
Additional Operations
53
Searching using the Smart Search function (continued)
Notes
• If you begin recording a programme “D” from the middle of a previously recorded
programme “A” and into another previously recorded programme “B,” the Smart
Search information for the second programme “B” which is recorded over is
deleted.
Originally recorded programmes
A
B
C
Recording the programme “D” over the programme “A” and “B”
A
D
C
• You cannot use this function unless the clock is set.
• Depending on the tape, the total or remaining time may not appear correctly.
• When recording a short programme (less than 10 minutes in SP mode, or 20 minutes
in LP mode), the Smart Search function may not be available or the programme
information may not appear. Also, if you record a long programme directly after a
short programme, the Smart Search information for the short programme may be
deleted.
• Blank space is measured from the end of the last recorded programme to the end of
the tape. However, if you eject the tape then make a new recording on the same
tape, the original recorded programme(s) is displayed as a blank space.
• If no information is stored in the VCR’s memory, LATEST DATA does not appear in
the SMART SEARCH screen.
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Additional Operations
Adjusting the picture
Adjusting the tracking
Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape
(the
indicator flashes in the display window, then goes off), distortion
may occur if the tape was recorded in poor condition. In this case, manually
adjust the tracking.
During playback, press TRACKING +/– 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 adjustments, eject the tape
and re-insert it.
TRACKING
Tracking meter
About the Optimum Picture Control (OPC) function
The Optimum Picture Control (OPC) function
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 OPC
to ON in the OPTIONS-1 menu (with the OPC
indicator in the display window lit). For details,
see page 58.
OPTIONS - 1
OPC
AUTO LONG PLAY
TAPE LENGTH
RETURN
ON
OFF
E1 8 0
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
OPC playback
The OPC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental
tapes and tapes that were not recorded with OPC.
OPC recording
Whenever you insert a tape and start recording for the first time, the VCR
adjusts to the tape using the OPC function (the OPC indicator flashes
rapidly). This adjustment is retained until the tape is ejected.
To deactivate the OPC function
Set OPC to OFF in the OPTIONS-1 menu. The OPC indicator in the display
window goes off.
continued
Additional Operations
55
Adjusting the picture (continued)
Tip
• To set tracking to the centre position, press the TRACKING + and – buttons at the
same time.
Notes
• You can adjust the tracking for the NTSC-recorded tape but the tracking meter won’t
be displayed.
• With the Auto Long Play function on, the OPC function will work only in SP mode.
If the tape speed automatically switches from SP to LP, the OPC function turns off.
If, however, the entire programme is recorded in LP mode, the OPC function will
work.
• There is a delay of about ten 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 OPC indicator flashes slowly) and press r REC to have the VCR analyse the
tape (the OPC indicator flashes rapidly). After the OPC indicator stops flashing,
press P PAUSE to start recording immediately. If you want to start recording
quickly without using the OPC function, first set the VCR to recording pause (the
OPC indicator flashes slowly) and press P PAUSE to start recording.
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Additional Operations
Changing menu options
1
Press MENU, then select OPTIONS and
press OK.
OPTIONS
OPTIONS - 1
OPTIONS - 2
RETURN
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
2
Press >/. to highlight OPTIONS-1 or OPTIONS-2, then press OK.
OPTIONS - 1
OPC
AUTO LONG PLAY
TAPE LENGTH
RETURN
OPTIONS - 2
ON
OFF
E1 8 0
SELECT :
SET
: OK
TIMER OPTIONS
POWER SAVE
RF MODULATOR
TV DIRECT REC
RETURN
SELECT :
SET
: OK
EXIT : MENU
3
4
5
VARIABLE
OFF
ON
ON
EXIT : MENU
Press >/. to select the option, then press OK.
Press >/. to change the setting, then press OK.
Press MENU to return to the original screen.
continued
Additional Operations
57
Changing menu options (continued)
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
OPTIONS-1
Menu option
Set this option to
OPC
• ON to switch on the OPC (Optimum Picture Control)
function and improve picture quality.
• OFF to switch off OPC.
AUTO LONG PLAY
• ON to change the timer recording tape speed automatically
to the LP mode when the remaining tape becomes shorter
than the recording time.
• OFF to keep the set tape speed.
TAPE LENGTH
•
•
•
•
E180 to use an E-180 or shorter type tape.
E195 to use an E-195 type tape.
E240 to use an E-240 type tape.
E300 to use an E-300 type tape.
OPTIONS-2
Menu option
Set this option to
TIMER OPTIONS
• VARIABLE to display the TIMER METHOD menu for
selecting STANDARD or VIDEO PLUS+ when pressing
TIMER button.
• STANDARD to display the TIMER menu when pressing
the
TIMER button.
• VIDEO PLUS+ to display the VIDEO PLUS+ menu when
pressing the
TIMER button.
For details, see pages 39 and 44.
POWER SAVE
• ON to turn off the indicators in the display window to
conserve the VCR power.
• OFF to turn on the indicators in the display window while
the VCR is standing by.
RF MODULATOR
• ON if you connect the VCR to your TV using only the
aerial cable.
• OFF if you connect the VCR to your TV using the EUROAV cable.
TV DIRECT REC
• ON to activate the TV Direct Rec function.
• OFF to deactivate it.
Note
• When you set a timer recording, the indicators in the display window remain on,
even though POWER SAVE is set to ON.
58
Additional Operations
Editing with another VCR
How to connect to record on this VCR
This VCR (Recorder)
TV
: LINE-1 IN (TV)
Other VCR (Player)
EURO-AV
(Scart)
VMC-2121HG EURO-AV cable (not
supplied)
: Signal flow
Note
• If the other VCR doesn’t have a EURO-AV (Scart) connector, use the VMC-2106HG
cable instead and connect the cable to the line out jacks of the other VCR.
continued
Additional Operations
59
Editing with another VCR (continued)
Operation
(when recording on this VCR)
Before you start editing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT to display “L1”
in the display window.
• Press SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
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 to 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.
Tip
• 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 editing following the procedure above, the VCR won’t start recording
with the OPC function. To record a tape with the OPC function, press r REC again
during recording pause in step 3 so the VCR analyses the tape. Then, when you
start editing in step 4, press P PAUSE after the OPC indicator stops flashing. If you
press P PAUSE before the OPC indicator stops flashing, the OPC function is
cancelled.
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Additional Operations
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Playback
Clock
Power
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your nearest
Sony service facility.
Symptom
Remedy
The I/u ON/STANDBY switch
does not function.
• Connect the mains lead to the 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 three hours.
The clock has stopped and
“–:– –” lights in the display
window.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than one hour. 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.
• If the VCR is connected to the TV only with the aerial
cable, make sure that RF MODULATOR in the
OPTIONS-2 menu is set to ON.
The picture is not clear.
• Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons.
• The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video
heads using the Sony T-25CLD, E-25CLDR, or T25CLW 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 it may damage the video heads.
• The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult
your local Sony service facility for more information.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
• Normal picture
• Rough picture
initial
contamination
• Unclear picture
• No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
terminal
continued
Additional Information
61
Symptom
Remedy
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.
No TV programme appears 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.
• If the VCR is connected to the TV using only the aerial
cable, make sure that RF MODULATOR in the
OPTIONS-2 menu is set to ON.
• Select the correct source with the INPUT SELECT
button. Select a programme position when recording
TV programmes; select “L1” when recording from
other equipment.
TV reception is poor.
• Adjust the TV aerial.
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.
The timer does not operate.
•
•
•
•
•
The VIDEO PLUS+ menu or the
TIMER menu does not appear.
• Check that TIMER OPTIONS in the OPTIONS-2 menu
is set correctly.
Timer recording
Recording
Playback
Troubleshooting (continued)
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Additional Information
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 one hour. Reset the clock and
timer.
Others
Symptom
Remedy
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 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 SMARTLINK function
does not work.
• Check that your TV complies with SMARTLINK,
MEGALOGIC, EASYLINK, Q-Link, or EURO VIEW
LINK.
• Make sure you use the optional EURO-AV cable to
connect the VCR and your TV.
• Make sure the EURO-AV cable is connected securely.
The tracking meter does not
appear on the TV screen.
• The recording condition of the tape is very poor and
tracking cannot be adjusted.
• The tracking meter does not appear when playing back
an NTSC-recorded tape.
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.
Additional Information
63
Specifications
System
General
Channel coverage
PAL (I)
VHF IA to IJ, SA10 to SA13 (SLV-SE20EX only)
UHF B21 to B69
CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S20 (SLV-SE20EX only)
HYPER S21 to S41 (SLV-SE20EX only)
RF output signal
UHF channels 21 to 69
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Power requirements
220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Power consumption
20 W
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Approx. 355 × 96 × 285 mm
(Approx. 14 × 3 7/8 × 11 1/4 inches)(w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 3.8 kg (Approx. 8 lb 6 oz)
Inputs and outputs
: LINE-1 (TV)
21-pin
Video input: pin 20
Audio input: pins 2 and 6
Video output: pin 19
Audio output: pins 1 and 3
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
AC plug adaptor (1)
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 I/u ON/STANDBY switch/
indicator (29)
2 Tape compartment
3 03 REW (rewind) button (32, 47)
4 · PLAY button (32, 47)
5 )# FF (fast-forward) button (32,
47)
6 p STOP button (32, 60)
8 r REC (record) button (35, 49, 60)
9 Remote sensor (5)
!º AUTO SET UP/
RF (Radio Frequency) CHANNEL
button (12, 13)
!¡ PROGRAM/TRACKING +/–
buttons (48, 55)
!™ § EJECT button (32)
7 P PAUSE button (29, 32, 60)
continued
Additional Information
65
Index to parts and controls (continued)
Display window
SP VIDEO VPS SMARTLINK
LP
PDC OPC
EP
1 Timer indicator (41, 45)
7 TV indicator (38)
2 Tape speed indicators (35)
8 Tracking indicator (55)
3 VIDEO indicator (9, 36)
9 Time counter/clock/line/
programme position indicator (32,
35, 60)
0 Remaining time indicator (36)
4 VPS (Video Programme System)/
PDC (Programme Delivery Control)
indicator (42)
5 OPC (Optimum Picture Control)
indicator (55)
6 SMARTLINK indicator (10)
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TV
Additional Information
!¡ Tape/recording indicator (35)
Rear panel
1 Mains lead (8, 9)
2 AERIAL IN
ANTENNE ENTREE connector (8,
9)
4 : LINE-1 (TV)
: LIGNE-1 (TV) connector (9, 59)
5 NTSC PB (Play Back) switch (32)
3 AERIAL OUT
ANTENNE SORTIE connector (8, 9)
continued
Additional Information
67
Index to parts and controls (continued)
Remote commander
1 6␣ EJECT button (32)
2 COUNTER/REMAIN button (36)
3 CLEAR button (32, 40, 51)
4 SP (Standard Play)/LP (Long Play)
button (35)
5 Programme number buttons (6, 37)
1
2
3
4
5
6
6 ? (ten’s digit) button (6, 37)
7
8
9
7 . (volume) +/– buttons (for TV) (6)
0
8 r␣ REC (record) button (35, 49)
9
TIMER button (39, 44)
0 MENU button (15, 50, 57)
!¡ P␣ PAUSE/> button (15, 32)
p␣ STOP/. button (15, 32)
03 REW (rewind)/? button
(32, 47)
)# FF (fast-forward)// button
(32, 47)
·␣ PLAY/OK button (15, 32)
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Additional Information
!™ TV / VIDEO remote control switch
(5)
!£ I/u (on/standby) switch (6, 41)
!¢ INPUT SELECT button (35, 45, 60)
!∞ … TV/VIDEO button (6, 9, 36)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!§
DISPLAY button (36)
!¶ PROG (programme) +/– buttons (6,
17, 35)
!• WIDE button (for TV) (7)
!ª &␣ SLOW button (47)
@º × 2 button (47)
@¡ SMART SEARCH button (52)
Additional Information
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Index
A, B
P, Q
T, U
Adjusting
picture 18, 55
tracking 55
Aerial hookup 8
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning)
Auto Clock Set 27
Auto Long Play 58
Auto Set Up 12
PDC (Programme Delivery
Control) 42
Picture adjustment. See
Adjusting
Playback 31
at various speeds 47
frame-by-frame 47
slow motion 47
Power save 58
Presetting channels 16
Timer setting 44
cancelling 50
changing 50
checking 50
daily/weekly
recording 41, 45
using the VIDEO Plus+
system 39
Tracking adjustment. See
Adjusting
R
V, W, X, Y, Z
Recording 34
saving 36
timer setting 44
using the VIDEO Plus+
system 39
what you are watching on
the TV 38
while watching another
programme 36
RF channel 13
VIDEO Plus+ recording
VPS (Video Programme
System) 42
18
C
Changing the programme
position 19
Changing the station name 21
Cleaning the video heads 61
Clock setting 25
Colour system
compatible colour
systems 2
setting 32
Connecting
the VCR and your TV 8
to a TV with a EURO-AV
connector 9
Counter 32
D
Disabling the programme
position 23
Dubbing. See Editing
E, F, G, H, I, J, K
Editing 59
EURO-AV connection
9
L, M, N
Language selecting 15
LP mode 35
O
OPC (Optimum Picture
Control) 55
Optional setting 57
Sony Corporation
S
Safety tab 36
Searching
at various speeds 47
using the Smart Search
function 52
Security function 29
Smart Search 52
SMARTLINK
Automatic Power Off 11
One Touch Menu 10
One Touch Play 10, 33
One Touch Timer 10
Preset Download 10
TV Direct Rec 10, 38
SP mode 35
39