3-867-596-11 (1)
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
PAL NTSC 4.43
SLV-SF99EN
©1999 by Sony Corporation
Chlorine free paper
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.
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 plugged in the wall outlet, 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.
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.
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WARNING
Compatible colour systems
This VCR is designed to record using the PAL (B/G
or D/K) or MESECAM (B/G or D/K) colour system
and play back using the PAL (B/G or D/K),
MESECAM (B/G or D/K) 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: Tuning your TV to the VCR
Step 5: Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function
Step 6: Setting the clock
Selecting a language
Presetting channels
Setting/changing the station names
Changing/disabling programme positions
Connecting the Satellite tuner
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder
Basic Operations
45 Playing a tape
48 Recording TV programmes
52 Recording TV programmes using the
ShowView system
57 Setting the timer manually
Additional Operations
60 Playing/searching at various speeds
63 Setting the recording duration time
64 Checking/changing/cancelling timer
settings
66 Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
68 Searching using the index function
69 Adjusting the picture
71 Changing menu options
74 Editing with another VCR or stereo
system
76 Audio dubbing
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5
11
17
19
21
26
27
31
33
37
40
SmartFile function
78 About the SmartFile function
80 Recording using the SmartFile
function
85 Selecting and playing a programme
86 Checking the contents of a tape
88 Labelling a recorded programme and
tape
96 Registering the contents of a recorded
tape in the SmartFile label
98 Protecting a recorded programme
100 Erasing the data of an unwanted
programme
Additional Information
102 Troubleshooting
108 Specifications
109 Index to parts and controls
114 Menu chart
Back cover
Index
ShowView is a registered trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation. ShowView
system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
Table of contents
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Step 1 Step 1
Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the VCR:
• Remote commander
• EURO-AV cable
• R6 (size AA) batteries
• Aerial cable
• Audio cable
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Unpacking
• SmartFile labels
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Step 2 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
symbol near the remote
sensor, this remote commander
will not operate the TV.
Remote sensor
g
[TV] / [VIDEO]
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
To operate
Set [TV] / [VIDEO] to
the VCR
[VIDEO] and point at the remote sensor on the VCR
[TV] and point at the remote sensor on the TV
a Sony TV
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Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander (continued)
?/ 1
Menu
buttons
AUDIO MONITOR
FASTEXT buttons
t TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Programme
number
buttons
0
–/– –
DISPLAY
WIDE
a
/
cC
PROG +/–
/
+/–
2
TV control buttons
To
Press
Turn the TV into standby
t
Select an input source of the TV either from aerial in or
from line in
Select the programme position of the TV
Adjust the volume of the TV
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?/1
TV/VIDEO
Programme number buttons,
–/– –, PROG +/–
2 +/–
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To
Press
a (TV)
/ (Teletext)
Switch to TV (Teletext off)
Switch to Teletext
Select the sound
AUDIO MONITOR
Use FASTEXT
FASTEXT buttons
Call up on-screen display
DISPLAY
Operate TV menu
Menu buttons
Switch to/from wide mode of a Sony wide TV (For other
manufacture’s wide TV, see “Controlling other TVs with
the remote commander” below.)
WIDE
Notes
• In 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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c/C
Change the Teletext page
Setting the COMMAND MODE switch
To remote control the Sony VCR
with this remote commander, set
COMMAND MODE on the
remote commander to the same
position as the one on the VCR.
Usually, it is set to VTR3. Change
the position as shown below to
control other Sony VCRs :
VTR1:For Sony Betamax format
VCRs
VTR2 : For Sony 8mm format
VCRs
VTR3 : For Sony VHS format
VCRs
COMMAND
MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
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Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander (continued)
Controlling other TVs with the remote commander
The remote commander is preprogrammed to control non-Sony TVs. If your TV is
listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer’s code number.
1 Set TV/VIDEO at the top of the remote commander to TV.
down ?/1, and enter your TV’s code number(s) using the programme
2 Hold
number buttons.Then release ?/1.
Now you can use the following TV control buttons to control your TV:
?/1, TV/VIDEO, programme number buttons, –/– – (ten’s digit), PROG +/–,
2 +/–, a (TV), / (Teletext), FASTEXT buttons, WIDE , MENU , CURSOR
M /m /< /, , and OK .
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
These buttons may not work with all TVs.
Tip
• When you set your TV’s code number correctly while the TV is turned on, the TV turns off
automatically.
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Setting up the remote commander
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Code numbers of controllable TVs
If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until you find
the one that works with your TV.
To make wide mode settings, see the footnotes below this table for the applicable
code numbers.
Code number
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01*1, 02, 03, 04, 05
NEC
66
Aiwa
32
Nokia
15, 16, 69*3
Akai
68
Nordmende
35, 42
Blaupunkt
10, 21
Orion
47, 48
Brionvega
40
Panasonic
17*1, 49
C.G.M
09
Philips
06*1, 07*1, 08*1
Colonad
03
Phonola
18, 19
Dual
44
Pioneer
26
Emerson
03, 04
Saba
12, 13
Fenner
30, 31
Samsung
22, 23
Ferguson
52
Sanyo
25
Goldstar
03, 04, 17
Schneider
46
Grundig
10*1, 11*1
Seleco
14
Hitachi
24
Sharp
29
Hyper
31
Siemens
39
Inno-Hit
41
Sinudyne
37
Irradio
20
TEAC
67
ITT
15, 16, 69*3
Telefunken
36
JVC
33
Thomson
43*2
Loewe
45
Toshiba
38
Mitsubishi
27*1, 28*1, 50*1, 51*1
White Westinghouse 34
Mivar
09
*1
*2
*3
2
Press WIDE to switch the wide picture modes.
Press WIDE, then press
+/– to select the wide picture mode you want.
Press WIDE. The menu appears on the TV screen.Then, press CURSOR / /
select the wide picture you want and press OK.
Mm<,
/
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Manufacturer
to
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Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander (continued)
Notes
• If the TV uses a different remote control system from the one programmed to work with the
VCR, you cannot control your TV with the remote commander.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be erased.
• If you remove the batteries of the remote commander for more than a few minutes, the code
number may be reset to 01 (Sony). In this case, reset the appropriate code number.
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Setting up the remote commander
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Step 3
Connecting the VCR
• If your TV has a EURO-AV connector, see below.
• If your TV does not have a EURO-AV connector, see page 14.
If your TV has a EURO-AV (Scart) connector
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AERIAL IN
i
LINE-1
(TV)
Mains lead
AERIAL OUT
AERIAL IN
to mains
Aerial cable (supplied)
EURO-AV
(Scart)
EURO-AV 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.
AERIAL
ANTENNE
IN
ENTREE
OUT
SORTIE
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR
and the aerial input of your TV using
the supplied aerial cable.
AERIAL
ANTENNE
IN
ENTREE
OUT
SORTIE
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Step 3 : Connecting the VCR (continued)
3
Connect LINE-1 (TV) on the VCR
and the EURO-AV (Scart) connector
on the TV with the supplied EUROAV cable.
LINE-1 (TV)
LIGNE-1 (TV)
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. If
your TV does not have a EURO-AV
scart connector, see page 14.
t
4
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
Notes
• If the TV is connected to the LINE-1 (TV) connector, setting the RF MODULATOR in the
OTHER OPTIONS menu to OFF is recommended (initial setting). In the OFF position, only
the signal from the aerial is output through the AERIAL OUT connector (see page 73). You
do not have to tune your TV to the VCR. Skip “Tuning your TV to the VCR” on page 17.
• For correct connection of the SmartLink, please refer to your TV instruction manual.
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Connecting the VCR
Getting Started
About the 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 19.
• 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 51.
• 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 47.
• One Touch Menu
You can turn on the VCR and TV, set the TV to the video channel, and display the VCR’s onscreen 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 SHOWVIEW menu)
automatically by pressing
TIMER on the remote commander. You can set which timer
recording menu is displayed using TIMER OPTIONS in the OTHER OPTIONS menu (see
page 73).
• Automatic Power off
You can have the VCR turn off automatically, if the VCR is not used for about 1 minute, after
you turn off the TV.
• NexTView Download
You can easily set the timer recording by using the NexTView Download function of your
TV. Please, refer to your TV’s instruction manual.
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
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If the connected TV complies with
AUTO SET UP
SMARTLINK SP EP
STEREO
SMARTLINK, NexTView Link,
LP
TV NICAM
VIDEO
OPC
VPS
*1
*2
MEGALOGIC , EASYLINK ,
PDC
EDIT
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Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW LINK*4 or
T-V LINK*5 , 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.
“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.
“T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.
Note
• Not all the TVs respond to the functions above.
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Connecting the VCR
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Step 3 : Connecting the VCR (continued)
If your TV does not have a EURO-AV (Scart) connector
AERIAL IN
AERIAL OUT
Mains lead
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.
AERIAL
ANTENNE
IN
ENTREE
OUT
SORTIE
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR
and the aerial input of your TV using
the supplied aerial cable.
AERIAL
ANTENNE
IN
ENTREE
OUT
SORTIE
3
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
Note
• When you connect the VCR and your TV only with an aerial cable, you have to set RF
MODULATOR in the OTHER OPTIONS menu to ON (see page 73).
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Connecting the VCR
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Additional connections
To a stereo system
You can improve sound quality by
connecting a stereo system to the AUDIO
OUT R/L jacks as shown on the right.
AUDIO OUT
R/L
LINE IN
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Audio cable (supplied)
To a TV that has phono type audio/
video input jacks (only if you don’t
connect the VCR and your TV using a
EURO-AV connector)
This additional connection improves picture
and sound quality. Connect the TV as shown
on the right using a commercially available
connecting cable like the Sony VMC-810. If
your TV has only one audio input jack, use a
connecting cable like the Sony VMC910MS.
LINE-2 OUT
LINE OUT
VMC-810 cable (not supplied)
To a satellite tuner
You can watch programmes from the satellite
tuner connected to this VCR on the TV even
when the VCR is turned off using the Line
Through function. When you turn on the
satellite tuner, this VCR automatically sends
the signal from the satellite tuner to the TV
without turning itself on.
LINE OUT
DECODER/
LINE-4IN
EURO-AV cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
the satellite tuner to the DECODER/LINE-4IN connector as shown
1 Connect
above.
2 Set DECODER/LINE-4 to LINE-4 in the OTHER OPTIONS menu.
3 Set POWER SAVE to OFF in the OTHER OPTIONS menu.
off the VCR.
4 Turn
To watch a satellite programme, turn on the satellite tuner and the TV.
For details, see page 37.
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Connecting the VCR
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Step 3 : Connecting the VCR (continued)
Note
• You cannot watch satellite programmes on the TV while recording unless you record a
satellite programme.
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Connecting the VCR
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Step 4
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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?/1 ON/STANDBY
g
RF CHANNEL PROGRAM +/–
1
2
•
ON/STANDBY
? 1 ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR.
Press /
Pull down the drop down panel.
RF
CHANNEL
Press briefly RF CHANNEL on the VCR.
The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window.
The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV.
AUTO SET UP
SMARTLINK SP EP
LP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
H
EDIT
3
4
M
S
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.
RF
CHANNEL
Press RF CHANNEL.
The TV system appears in the display window.
AUTO SET UP
SMARTLINK SP EP
LP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VPS
PDC
EDIT
H
M
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Step 4 : Tuning your TV to the VCR (continued)
5
Press PROGRAM +/– (repeatedly) to select the correct TV system.
If you watch the system B/G, select "G". If you watch the system D/K,
select "K".
AUTO SET UP
SMARTLINK SP EP
LP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
EDIT
6
Tune the TV to the same channel as the one
shown in the display window so that the
picture on the right appears clearly on the
TV screen.
H
M
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SONY VIDEO CASSETTE
RECORDER
Refer to your TV manual for tuning
instructions.
If the picture does not appear clearly, see
“To obtain a clear picture from the VCR”
below.
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RF
CHANNEL
Press RF CHANNEL.
You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. From now on, whenever you
want to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel.
To check 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 picture does not appear clearly in step 6 above, go to step 7 to finish this
procedure once. Then start from step 2. After pressing RF CHANNEL in step 2 to
display the RF CHANNEL, press PROGRAM +/–, so that another RF channel
appears.Then tune the TV to the new RF channel until a clear picture appears.
Notes
• When you connect the VCR and your TV only with an aerial cable, you have to set RF
MODULATOR in the OTHER OPTIONS menu to ON (see page 73).
• If you set the wrong TV system, you may have no sound or may be distorted.
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Tuning your TV to the VCR
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Step 5
Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up
function
Before you start ...
• Turn on the satellite tuner if it is connected to the VCR only by the aerial cable and not to the
EURO-AV cable.
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Before using the VCR for the first time, set up the VCR using the Auto Set Up
function.With this function, you can set the language for the on-screen display, TV
channels, guide channels for the ShowView system, and VCR clock automatically.
g
AUTO SET UP PROGRAM +/–
1
Hold down AUTO SET UP on the VCR for more than 3 seconds.
AUTO
SET UP
The VCR automatically turns on, and the country abbreviation appears in
the display window.
AUTO SET UP
SMARTLINK SP EP
LP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
EDIT
2
-
+
- PROGRAM +
TRACKING
H
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Press PROGRAM +/– to highlight the abbreviation of your country.
For some countries, there is a selection of languages to choose from.
The abbreviations of the countries and languages are as follows :
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Step 5 : Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function (continued)
Abbreviation Country
Language
CZ
Czech
Czech
GR
Greece
Greek
HUN
Hungary
Hungarian
PL
Poland
Polish
RUS
Russia
Russian
ELSE
Other countries English
If your country does not appear in the list , select ELSE.
3
Press AUTO SET UP.
AUTO
SET UP
The VCR starts searching for all of the receivable channels and presets them
in the appropriate order for your local area.
AUTO SET UP
SMARTLINK SP EP
LP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
EDIT
H
M
S
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 or download is complete, the current time appears in the
display window for any stations that transmit a time signal.
To cancel the Auto Set Up function
Press AUTO SET UP.
Tip
• If you want to change the language for the on-screen display from the one preset in the Auto
Set Up function, see page 26.
Notes
• Do not cancel the Auto Set Up function during step 3. If you do, repeat Auto Set Up from the
beginning.
• Sometimes, when you operate the Auto Set Up function, some of the settings (ShowView,
timer etc...) will be reset. In this case, you have to set them again.
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Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function
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Step 6
Setting the clock
You must set the time and date on the VCR to
use the timer recording features properly.
MENU
OK
CURSOR
Setting the clock manually
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
MENU
M/m/</,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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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.
0
Mm
Press MENU, then press CURSOR /
to highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
S E T T I NG S
T U N ER
C L OC K
L A NG U A GE
T V GU I D E
P A GE
CURSOR
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OK
Mm
2
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
CLOCK, then press OK.
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
MA NU A L A D J U S T
1. 1 1999 F R
OF F
0 : 00
OK
SE L ECT
SET
:
:
OK
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Step 6 : Setting the clock (continued)
Mm
3
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
MANUAL ADJUST, then press OK.
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
OF F
MA NU A L A D J U S T
1. 1. 1999 F R
OK
4
0 : 00
SE L ECT :
SET
:
CON F I R M : O K
Press CURSOR
Mm
/
to set the date.
C L OC K
CURSOR
AU TO A D J U S T
OF F
MA NU A L A D J U S T
25. 1. 1999 MO
0 : 00
SE L ECT :
SET
:
CON F I R M : O K
5
CURSOR
,
Press CURSOR
to highlight the
month and set the month pressing
CURSOR / .
Mm
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
OF F
MA NU A L A D J U S T
25. 12. 1999 S A
0 : 00
SE L ECT :
SET
:
CON F I R M : O K
6
CURSOR
,
Set the year, hour, and minutes in
sequence, pressing CURSOR
to
highlight the item to be set, and press
CURSOR / to select the digits.
Mm
The day of the week is set automatically.
7
OK
Press OK to confirm the setting and start
the clock.
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
MA NU A L A D J U S T
25. 12. 1999 S A
C L OC K
MA NU A L A D J U S T
25. 12. 1999 S A
SE L E CT
SET
Setting the clock
22 : 30
SE L ECT :
SET
:
CON F I R M : O K
AU TO A D J U S T
22
OF F
:
: OK
OF F
22 : 30
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MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Mm
<
to return to the item to be changed,
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes.
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Tip
• To change the digits during setting, press CURSOR
and select the digits pressing CURSOR / .
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Step 6 : Setting the clock (continued)
Changing the station for the
Auto Clock Set function
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
MENU
OK
M/m/</,
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
MENU
Mm
Press MENU, then press CURSOR /
to highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
S E T T I NG S
T U N ER
When using the Auto Set Up procedure,
skip this step
CURSOR
C L OC K
L A NG U A GE
T V GU I D E
SE L ECT :
SET
:
P A GE
OK
OK
Mm
2
Press CURSOR / to highlight
CLOCK, then press OK.
CURSOR
AUTO ADJUST is highlighted.
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
OF F
MA NU A L A D J U S T
1. 1 1999 F R
0 : 00
OK
SE L ECT
SET
3
OK
:
:
OK
Press OK.
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
MA NU A L A D J U S T
1. 1. 1999 F R
SE L ECT :
C O N F I RM :
24
Setting the clock
OK
ON
OFF
0 : 00
Getting Started
4
CURSOR
Press CURSOR
then press OK.
M/m to highlight ON,
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
C L OC K P ROG
MA NU A L A D J U S T
1. 1. 1999 F R
ON
1 CT 1
0 : 00
OK
SE L ECT
SET
CURSOR
Press CURSOR to highlight CLOCK
PROG, then press OK.
OK
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
CL OC K P ROG
MA NU A L A D J U S T
1. 1. 1999 F R
ON
1
CT 1
0 : 00
OK
SE L ECT
SET
Mm
6
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / 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
:
:
Getting Started
m
5
:
:
OK
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
C L OC K P ROG
MA NU A L A D J U S T
1. 1. 1999 F R
SE L ECT :
CON F I R M :
ON
2
CT 2
0 : 00
OK
Press MENU to exit the menu.
<
Tips
to return to the item to be changed,
• To change the digits during setting, press CURSOR
and select the digits using CURSOR / .
• 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.
Mm
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes.
Setting the clock
25
Getting Started
Selecting a language
You can change the on-screen display
language from the one you selected with the
Auto Set Up function.
MENU
OK
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
M/m/</,
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
MENU
Mm
Press MENU, then press CURSOR /
to highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
S E T T I NG S
T U N ER
C L OC K
L A NG U A GE
T V GU I D E
P A GE
CURSOR
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OK
Mm
2
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
LANGUAGE, then press OK.
L A NGU AG E
ENGL I S H
MA GY A R
Č E SK Ý
Ε Λ ΛH N I K A
PO L S K I
P У CC K И Й
OK
SE L ECT :
:
E ND
3
CURSOR
Press CURSOR
OK.
Mm<,
/ /
/
OK
to highlight the desired language then press
OK
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes.
26
Selecting a language
Getting Started
Presetting channels
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.
OK
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Getting Started
M/m/</,
CURSOR
1
PROG +/–
1
MENU
Mm
Press MENU, then press CURSOR /
to highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
S E T T I NG S
T U N ER
C L OC K
L A NG U A GE
T V GU I D E
P A GE
CURSOR
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OK
Mm
2
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
TUNER, then press OK.
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
Mm
3
CURSOR
OK
Press CURSOR / to highlight
NORMAL/CATV, then press OK.
Mm
Press CURSOR / to highlight
NORMAL, then press OK
To preset CATV (Cable Television)
channels, select CATV.
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CH AN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
P R OG . 2
D/K
NOR M A L
C2 5
CT1
OF F
ON
P R OG . 2
D/K
NOR MA L
C 2 5 CT1
OF F
ON
OK
continued
Presetting channels
27
Getting Started
Presetting channels (continued)
M m to highlight
4
CURSOR
Press CURSOR /
CHANNEL SET.
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
OK
SE L ECT :
:
SET
5
PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
OK
Selected programme
position
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
6
CURSOR
OK
Press OK to highlight the channel
number row, then press CURSOR /
start tuning.
M m to
The VCR starts searching for a channel
and displays the first one it finds on the
TV screen. Press CURSOR /
repeatedly until the channel you want is
displayed.
Mm
P R OG . 2
D/K
NOR M A L
C2 5
CT1
OF F
ON
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
CONFI RM :
P R OG .. 4
D/K
NOR M A L
C2 5
OF F
ON
P R OG . 4
D/K
NOR M A L
CT2
C3 3
OF F
ON
OK
The channels are scanned in the
following order :
CC0C0
28
Presetting channels
B/G TV system
D/K TV system
Channel number in Channel
the CHANNEL SET
field
Channel number in Channel
the CHANNEL SET
field
C02
E2
C02
R1
C03
E3
C05
R6
C04
E4
C06
R7
C05
E5
C12
R12
C06
E6
C13
R2
C07
E7
C14
R3
C08
E8
C15
R4
C09
E9
C16
R5
Getting Started
D/K TV system
Channel number in Channel
the CHANNEL SET
field
Channel number in Channel
the CHANNEL SET
field
C10
E10
C17
R8
C11
E11
C18
R9
C12
E12
C19
R10
C21-C69
E21-E69
C20
R11
CATV S01-S41
S01-S41
C21-C69
R21-R69
CATV S42-S46
S01-S05
If you know the number of the channel you want, press the programme
number buttons. For example, for channel 05, first press “0” and then
press “5.”
7
CURSOR
Mm <,
If the sound is distorted or noisy, press
OK then CURSOR / /
/
to
highlight SYSTEM, then select B/G or
D/K so that you get the better sound.
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CH AN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
8
OK
9
10
Getting Started
B/G TV system
P R OG . 2
D/K
NOR M A L
C 3 3 CT2
OF F
ON
OK
Press OK.
To allocate another channel to another programme position, repeat steps 4
to 8.
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
continued
Presetting channels
29
Getting Started
Presetting channels (continued)
Disabling unwanted programme positions
After tuning the TV channels, you can disable unused programme positions. The
disabled positions will be skipped later when you press the PROG +/– buttons.
You can also disable unwanted programme positions using the CHANNEL LIST
menu (see page 33).
6 above, press programme number button “0” twice to display the number
1 In“00”stepbeside
CHANNEL SET.
2 Press OK to confirm the setting, then 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.
PROG +/– or the programme number buttons to select the programme
1 Press
position for which you cannot obtain a clear picture.
2 Press MENU, then select SETTINGS and press OK.
3 Select TUNER, then press OK.
FINE TUNING.
4 Select
The fine tuning meter appears.
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CH AN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SET
P R OG 4
D/K
NOR M A L
Selected programme
position
C2 5
OF F
OF F
:
Press CURSOR </, to get a clearer picture, then press MENU to exit the
5 menu.
Note that the AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting switches to OFF.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes.
30
Presetting channels
Getting Started
Setting/changing the station names
You can also set and change station names as
you like. The set station names are displayed
on the TV screen when you change the
programme position on the VCR.You can
change the station names (up to 5 characters).
MENU
OK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR
to highlight LISTS and press OK.
M/m
Getting Started
M/m/</,
CURSOR
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
L I STS
C H A NNE L
T I ME R
CURSOR
L I ST
L I ST
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OK
Mm
2
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
CHANNEL LIST, then press OK.
Mm
CURSOR
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
3
C2 4
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
:
:
MO VE P ROG
E R A S E P ROG
: C L EAR
OK
3
CHANN E L
Press CURSOR / to highlight the row
on which you want to set or change the
station name.
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 60, press CURSOR /
repeatedly.
Mm
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
3
C2 4
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
:
:
MO VE P ROG
E R A S E P ROG
: C L EAR
continued
Setting/changing the station names
31
Getting Started
Setting/changing the station names (continued)
4
5
CURSOR
,
• If you want to set the station name,
press CURSOR
twice to highlight
the station name column only.
• If you don’t want to set the station
name, go to step 7.
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
1
2
3
4
5
SE L ECT A
NE XT
CON F I RM
Mm
C2 5
C3 3
C2 4
NA ME
CT 1
CT 2
C5 6
CH ARAC T ER
:
:
: OK
Enter the station name.
CURSOR
1 Press CURSOR / to select a
character.
Each time you press CURSOR , the
character changes as shown below.
A B ...
Z
a
b
...
z
0
1
...
9
(symbols) (blank space)
A
M
tt tt ttttt ttttt
,
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
3
C2 4
CN
4
C5 6
5
S E L EC T A CH ARAC T ER
NE XT
P R E V I OU S
:
:
:
2 Press CURSOR
to set the next character.
The next space is highlighted.
To correct a character, press CURSOR
until the character you want
to correct is highlighted, then reset it.
<
You can set up to 5 characters for the station name.
6
7
To change or to set the station name of another station, repeat steps 2 to 4.
OK
Press OK to confirm the setting.
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
CN N
3
C2 4
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
:
:
MO VE P ROG
E R A S E P ROG
: C L EAR
8
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes.
32
Setting/changing the station names
Getting Started
Changing/disabling programme positions
After setting the channels, you can change
the programme positions as you like. If any
programme positions are unused or contain
unwanted channels, you can disable them.
MENU
OK
M/m/</,
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Getting Started
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
Changing programme positions
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR
to highlight LISTS and press OK.
M/m
L I STS
C H A NNE L
T I ME R
L I ST
L I ST
CURSOR
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OK
Mm
2
CURSOR
OK
Press CURSOR / to highlight
CHANNEL LIST, then press OK.
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
3
C2 4
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
:
:
MO VE P ROG
E R A S E P ROG
: C L EAR
continued
Changing/disabling programme positions
33
Getting Started
Changing/disabling programme positions (continued)
3
Mm
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight the row
on which you want to change the
programme position, then press
CURSOR
.
,
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 60, press CURSOR /
repeatedly.
Mm
4
CURSOR
OK
6
7
34
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
3
C2 4
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
S E T S T A T I ON N A ME
CON F I RM
:
:
: OK
Mm
Press CURSOR / 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
CHANN E L
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 4
2
C2 5
CT 1
3
C3 3
CT 2
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
S E T S T A T I ON N A ME
CON F I RM
:
:
: OK
Press OK to confirm the setting.
To change the programme position of another station, repeat steps 3 to 5.
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Changing/disabling programme positions
Getting Started
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.
MENU
OK
CURSOR
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
M/m/</,
CLEAR
Getting Started
1
0
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR
to highlight LISTS, and press OK.
M/m
L I STS
C H A NNE L
T I ME R
L I ST
L I ST
CURSOR
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OK
2
Mm
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
CHANNEL LIST, then press OK.
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
3
C2 4
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
:
:
MO VE P ROG
E R A S E P ROG
: C L EAR
continued
Changing/disabling programme positions
35
Getting Started
Changing/disabling programme positions (continued)
3
Mm
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight the row
on which you want to disable.
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
3
C2 4
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
:
:
MO VE P ROG
E R A S E P ROG
: C L EAR
4
CLEAR
The selected row will be cleared as
shown on the right.
5
6
Press CLEAR.
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
3
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
:
:
MO VE P ROG
E R A S E P ROG
: C L EAR
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other programme positions you want to
disable.
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
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.
36
Changing/disabling programme positions
Getting Started
Connecting the Satellite tuner
You can connect a Satellite tuner into LINE-4IN connector.
LINE-4 IN
i
LINE-1
(TV)
Satellite
tuner
Getting Started
t
EURO-AV cable
(supplied with Satellite tuner)
EURO-AV
(Scart)
AERIAL OUT
Aerial cable
(supplied)
AERIAL IN
EURO-AV cable (supplied)
EURO-AV
(Scart)
:Signal flow
continued
Connecting the Satellite tuner
37
Getting Started
Connecting the Satellite tuner (continued)
Setting the Satellite tuner
To watch or record from the Satellite tuner,
set your VCR to receive the channels using
the on-screen display.
MENU
OK
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR, the TV, and the decoder.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
M/m/</,
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
PROG +/–
1
MENU
Mm
Press MENU, then press / to
highlight OPTIONS and press OK.
O P T I ON S
V I D EO O P T I ON S
AUD I O O P T I ON S
T A PE
O P T I ON S
OT HE R O P T I ON S
CURSOR
SE L ECT :
SET
:
Mm
2
CURSOR
Press / to highlight OTHER
OPTIONS, then press OK.
O T H E R O P T I ON S
B U Z Z ER
ON
D I MME R
DE CO D E R / L I N E 4
POWE R S A V E
R F M O DU L A T OR
T I ME R O P T I O N S
T V D I REC T REC
O FF
D EC ODER
OFF
OF F
VARY
ON
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
Mm
3
CURSOR
Press / to highlight DECODER/
LINE4, then press OK.
O T H E R O P T I ON S
B U Z Z ER
ON
D I MME R
DE CO D E R / L I N E 4
POWE R S A V E
R F M O DU L A T OR
T I ME R O P T I O N S
T V D I REC T REC
O FF
D E CO D E R
L INE 4
OF F
VARY
ON
SE L ECT :
C O N F I RM :
38
OK
Connecting the Satellite tuner
OK
Getting Started
4
CURSOR
Press
OK.
M/m to select LINE4 and press
O T H E R O P T I ON S
B U Z Z ER
ON
D I MME R
DE CO D E R / L I N E 4
POWE R S A V E
R F M O DU L A T OR
T I ME R O P T I O N S
T V D I REC T REC
O FF
L I NE 4
OFF
OF F
VARY
ON
SE L ECT :
SET
:
6
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Turn off the VCR to watch a satellite broadcast.
Getting Started
5
OK
Note
• To record a satellite programme, press INPUT SELECT button to display "L4" in the display
window.
Connecting the Satellite tuner
39
Getting Started
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder
You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes if you connect a decoder
(not supplied) to the VCR.
Connecting a decoder
t
DECODER/
EURO-AV cable
(supplied with decoder)
LINE-4 IN
i
LINE-1
(TV)
PAY-TV/Canal Plus
decoder
EURO-AV
(Scart)
AERIAL OUT
Aerial cable
(supplied)
AERIAL IN
EURO-AV cable (supplied)
:Signal flow
40
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder
EURO-AV
(Scart)
Getting Started
Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus
channels
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus
programmes, set your VCR to receive the
channels using the on-screen display.
MENU
OK
M/m/</,
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
PROG +/–
1
MENU
Mm
Press MENU, then press CURSOR /
to highlight OPTIONS and press OK.
Getting Started
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR, the TV, and the decoder.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
O P T I ON S
V I D EO O P T I ON S
AUD I O O P T I ON S
T A PE
O P T I ON S
OT HE R O P T I ON S
CURSOR
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OK
2
Mm
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
OTHER OPTIONS, then press OK.
OK
O T H E R O P T I ON S
B U Z Z ER
ON
D I MME R
DE CO D E R / L I N E 4
POWE R S A V E
R F M O DU L A T OR
T I ME R O P T I O N S
T V D I REC T REC
O FF
D EC ODER
OFF
OF F
VARY
ON
SE L ECT :
SET
:
3
Mm
CURSOR
OK
Press CURSOR / to highlight
DECODER/LINE4, then press OK.
OK
O T H E R O P T I ON S
B U Z Z ER
ON
D I MME R
DE CO D E R / L I N E 4
POWE R S A V E
R F M O DU L A T OR
T I ME R O P T I O N S
T V D I REC T REC
O FF
D E CO D E R
L INE 4
OF F
VARY
ON
SE L ECT :
C O N F I RM :
OK
continued
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder
41
Getting Started
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder (continued)
4
Mm
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
DECODER, then press OK.
O T H E R O P T I ON S
OK
B U Z Z ER
ON
D I MME R
DE CO D E R / L I N E 4
POWE R S A V E
R F M O DU L A T OR
T I ME R O P T I O N S
T V D I REC T REC
O FF
D E CO D E R
OFF
OF F
VARY
ON
SE L ECT :
SET
:
5
6
MENU
MENU
OK
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Mm
Press MENU, then press CURSOR /
to highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
S E T T I NG S
T U N ER
C L OC K
L A NG U A GE
T V GU I D E
CURSOR
SE L ECT :
SET
:
P A GE
OK
OK
7
Mm
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
TUNER, then press OK.
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
Mm
8
Press CURSOR / to highlight
NORMAL/CATV, then press OK.
CURSOR
OK
42
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CH AN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
P R OG . 2
D/K
NOR M A L
C2 5
CT1
OF F
ON
OK
P R OG . 2
D/K
NOR M A L
CT1
C2 5
OF F
ON
Getting Started
9
Mm
CURSOR
OK
Press CURSOR / to highlight
NORMAL, then press OK.
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
To preset CATV (Cable Television)
channels, select CATV.
CH AN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the desired
programme position.
OK
Selected programme
position
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
11
Mm
CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight
CHANNEL SET, then press OK.
T UN ER
SE L ECT :
:
SET
12
Mm
CURSOR
OK
Press CURSOR / to select the PAYTV/Canal Plus channels.
When the desired channel is tuned, press
OK.
Mm
CURSOR
OK
Press CURSOR / to highlight PAYTV/CANAL+, then press OK.
P R OG . 4
D/K
NOR M A L
C2 5
OF F
ON
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
C ON FIRM :
13
OK
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
OK
P R OG .. 4
D/K
NOR M A L
C2 5
OF F
ON
Getting Started
10
P R OG . 2
D/K
NOR MA L
CT1
C2 5
OF F
ON
P R OG . 4
D/K
NOR M A L
C3 3
OF F
ON
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CH AN N E L S E T
PA Y - T V / C A N A L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
P R OG . 4
D/K
NOR M A L
C3 3
ON
OF F
SE L ECT :
CON F I R M : O K
continued
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder
43
Getting Started
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder (continued)
14
CURSOR
Press CURSOR
then press OK.
M/m to highlight ON,
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CH AN N E L S E T
PA Y - T V / C A N A L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
15
CURSOR
Mm <,
If the sound is distorted or noisy, press
CURSOR / /
/
to highlight
SYSTEM, then select B/G or D/K so that
you get the better sound.
16
MENU
OK
T UN ER
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CH AN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
SE L ECT :
:
SET
P R OG . 4
D/K
NOR M A L
C3 3
ON
ON
P R OG . 4
D/K
NOR M A L
C 3 3 CT2
OF F
ON
OK
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Notes
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes.
• To superimpose subtitles while watching PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes, make both
decoder-VCR and VCR-TV connections using 21-pin EURO-AV cables that are compatible
with the RGB signals.You cannot record subtitles on the VCR.
• When you watch PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes using the aerial input of the TV, press
TV/VIDEO so that the VIDEO indicator appears in the display window.
• Some PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoders may not work if you set the PAY-TV/CANAL + setting to
ON. In this case, set it to OFF.
t
44
Setting the PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder
Basic Operations
Playing a tape
Z
EJECT
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
DISPLAY
m
M
X
H
x
REW
FF
PAUSE
STOP
Basic Operations
PLAY
NTSC PB
1
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
2
Insert a tape.
The VCR turns on and starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
g
continued
Playing a tape
45
Basic Operations
Playing a tape (continued)
3
Press
PLAY
H
PLAY.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
Additional tasks
x
X
X
M
m
Z
To
Press
Stop play
STOP
PAUSE
Pause play
Resume play after pause
PAUSE or
Fast-forward the tape
Rewind the tape
H
PLAY
FF during stop
REW during stop
EJECT
Eject the tape
To set the colour system
If the playback picture has no colour or streaks appear during playback, set the
COLOUR SYSTEM option in the VIDEO OPTIONS menu to conform to the system
that the tape was recorded (see page 71).(Normally set the option to AUTO).
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 EP
LP
AUTO SET UP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
EDIT
H
M
To display the counter on the TV screen, press
46
Playing a tape
S
DISPLAY.
Basic Operations
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.
• If you playback a tape in LP or EP mode with NTSC system, the sound is heard in monaural.
Starting playback automatically with one button (One
Touch Play)
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.
a tape.
1 Insert
The VCR automatically turns on.
H PLAY.
2 Press
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
PLAY.
video channel, and playback starts automatically in one sequence when you press
H
Basic Operations
If you insert a tape with its safety tab removed, the TV turns on and switches to
the video channel. Playback starts automatically.
Note
• When you use the One Touch Play function, leave the TV on or in the standby mode.
Playing a tape
47
Basic Operations
Recording TV programmes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
COUNTER/REMAIN
t
DISPLAY
TV/VIDEO
INPUT SELECT
PROG +/–
SP/LP
z REC
x STOP
48
1
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
To record from a decoder, turn it on.
Recording TV programmes
Basic Operations
3
• To record a normal channel.
Press PROG +/– until the programme position number you want appears
in the display window.
PROG
SP EP
LP
AUTO SET UP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
H
EDIT
M
S
• To record a video source from the LINE-1 (TV) or LINE-4 (Scart)
connector, or the LINE-2IN or LINE-3 IN jacks. Press INPUT SELECT
until L1, L2, L3 or L4 appears in the display window.
INPUT
SELECT
SP EP
LP
AUTO SET UP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
H
EDIT
4
M
S
Press SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
SP/LP
LP (Long Play) provides recording time twice as long as SP, however, SP
(Standard Play) produces better picture and audio quality.
SP EP
LP
AUTO SET UP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
H
EDIT
5
Press
REC
M
S
z REC to start recording.
The recording indicator lights up red in the display window.
Recording
indicator
EP
AUTO SET UP
LP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
EDIT
H
M
Basic Operations
VPS
PDC
S
To stop recording
Press STOP.
x
continued
Recording TV programmes
49
Basic Operations
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.
0 : 00 : 00
Time counter
1H46M
Remaining time
In order to get an accurate remaining time indication, be sure the TAPE LENGTH
item in TAPE OPTIONS menu is set according to the tape type you use (see page 72).
To watch another TV programme while recording
t TV/VIDEO on the remote commander to turn off the VIDEO indicator
1 Press
in the display window.
2 Select another programme position on the TV.
To protect 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.
You can also protect a recording by using the
SmartFile function (see page 98).
Tips
Safety tab
• 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.
• 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.
When using a decoder, make sure to leave it on.
50
Recording TV programmes
Basic Operations
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.
• You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme while recording another PAY-TV/Canal
Plus programme.
• The remaining time is intended for rough measurement only.
• The remaining time will be displayed only about 30 seconds after the tape is inserted.
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 Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
z REC while you are watching a TV programme or external source.
2 Press
The VCR automatically turns on, then the TV indicator lights up and the VCR
Tips
• The TV indicator appears in the display window after you press 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 REC.
• You can turn the TV Direct Rec function ON and OFF in the OTHER OPTIONS menu (see
page 73).
z
Basic Operations
starts recording what you are watching on the TV.
z
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.
Recording TV programmes
51
Basic Operations
Recording TV programmes using the
ShowView system
?/ 1
The ShowView system is the feature that
simplifies programming the VCR to make
timer recording. Just enter the ShowView
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.
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.
• If you insert a tape with the SmartFile
function, make sure the total recording
time doesn’t overlap the protected
programme. For details about the
SmartFile function, see page 78.
• Set TIMER OPTIONS to SHOWVIEW or
VARY in the OTHER OPTIONS menu
(see page 73).
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Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system
TIMER
OK
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
M/m/</,
Programme
number
buttons
CLEAR
SP/LP
x STOP
Basic Operations
1
Press
TIMER
TIMER.
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to
VARY
The TIMER METHOD menu appears
on the TV screen. Press CURSOR
/ to select SHOWVIEW, then press
OK.
Mm
CURSOR
OK
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to
SHOWVIEW
The SHOWVIEW menu appears on
the TV screen.
T I ME R ME T HOD
S T AN D A RD
SHOW V I EW
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
S HOWV I EW
S HOW V I EW
:
:
SET
CON F I R M
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
CLEAR
Press the programme number buttons to
enter the ShowView number.
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and
re-enter the correct number.
0-9
OK
S HOWV I EW
S HOW V I EW
NO .
1234 - - - - -
SET
C O N F I RM
C A N CE L
:
:
:
0- 9
OK
C LEAR
Basic Operations
2
NO .
- - - - - - - - -
continued
Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system
53
Basic Operations
Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system (continued)
3
Press OK.
CURSOR
OK
The date, start and stop times, programme
position, tape speed, and VPS/PDC setting
appear on the TV screen.
If “– –” appears in the “PROG.”
(programme) column (this may happen for
local broadcasts), you have to set the
appropriate programme position manually.
T I ME R
DA T E
T ODA Y
1. 1
TI ME
17 : 30
SP
SP / L P
L I ST
SE L ECT
:
SET
:
CON F I R M :
FR
PROG.
18 : 30
CT 1
VPS
PDC
OFF
OK
Mm
• To select a normal channel.
Press CURSOR / to select the desired programme position.
• To select a video source from the LINE-1 (TV) or LINE-4 IN connector,
or the LINE-2 IN or the LINE-3 jacks.
Press INPUT SELECT to select the desired video source.
You will only have to do this operation once for the referred channel. The
VCR will then store your setting.
CLEAR
For details of the VPS/PDC function, see “Timer recording with VPS/PDC
signals” on page 55.
If the information is incorrect, press CLEAR to cancel the setting.
4
CURSOR
If you want to change the date, tape speed,
and the VPS/PDC function setting:
<,
Mm
/
to highlight the
1 Press CURSOR
item you want to change.
2 Press CURSOR
CLEAR
5
54
OK
/
to reset it.
T I ME R
DA T E
T ODA Y
1. 1
TI ME
17 : 30
SP
SP / L P
L I ST
SE L ECT
:
SET
:
CON F I R M :
FR
PROG.
18 : 30
CT 1
VPS
PDC
OFF
OK
• To record the same programme every
day or the same day every week, see
“Daily/weekly recording” on page 55.
• 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 55.
• To change the setting, press MENU, and highlight LIST, then select
TIMER LIST and press OK. To enter the timer setting and change it,
press again OK.
If the informations are not correct, press CLEAR to cancel the settings.
Press OK to confirm the setting.
Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system
Basic Operations
6
? 1 to turn off the VCR.
Press /
The
indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands by for
recording.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press
x STOP.
Daily/weekly recording
In step 4 above, press CURSOR to select the recording pattern. Each time you
press CURSOR , the indication changes as shown below. Press CURSOR to
change the indication in reverse order.
m
m
M
TODAYt SU-SA (Sunday to Saturday)t MO-SA (Monday to Saturday)
tMonday)
MO-FR (Monday to Friday)t SA (every Saturday) ..... t MO (every
SU (every Sunday)t 1 month later
t (datestcount
down)t TOMORROWt TODAY
Mm
In step 4 above, press CURSOR / to turn on/off the VPS/PDC indication after you
set the recording date. If you do not want to set the VPS/PDC function, turn off the
VPS/PDC indication.
Basic Operations
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).
You can also use the VPS/PDC function for a source connected to the LINE-1 (TV)
and LINE-4 IN (Scart) connectors, or the LINE-2 IN or LINE-3 IN jacks.
continued
Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system
55
Basic Operations
Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system (continued)
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press / . The
indicator
turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press / to reset the VCR after
using the VCR.
?1
?1
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings see “Setting the timer manually” on page 57.
Watch another TV programme.
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 TAPE
OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
/
to choose LIST,
• To check, change, or cancel the programme setting, press CURSOR
then press OK after step 4. For details, see step 3 in “Checking/changing/cancelling timer
settings” on page 64.
<,
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 and the
recording won’t start.
• 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 / with no tape inserted.
• The VPS/PDC function is automatically set to OFF for the timer recording of a satellite
programme.
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to STANDARD in the OTHER OPTIONS menu, the
SHOWVIEW menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select SHOWVIEW or VARY.
?1
56
Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system
Basic Operations
Setting the timer manually
?/1
If the ShowView system is not available in
your area, follow the instructions below to set
the timer to record programmes.
TIMER
OK
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
M/m/</,
Programme
number
buttons
0
INPUT
SELECT
x 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.
• To record from a decoder, turn it on.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video
channel.
• If you insert a tape with the SmartFile
function, make sure the total recording
time doesn’t overlap the protected
programme. For details about the
SmartFile function, see page 78.
• Set TIMER OPTIONS to STANDARD or
VARY in the OTHER OPTIONS menu
(see page 73).
continued
Setting the timer manually
57
Basic Operations
Setting the timer manually (continued)
1
TIMER
CURSOR
Press
TIMER.
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to
VARY
The TIMER METHOD menu appears
on the TV screen. Press CURSOR /
to select STANDARD, then press
OK.
M
m
T I ME R ME T HOD
S T AN D A RD
SHOW V I EW
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OK
• When you set TIMER OPTIONS to
STANDARD
The TIMER menu appears on the TV
screen.
T I ME R
DA T E
T ODA Y
- - : - -
SP
SP / L P
L I ST
SE L ECT
:
SET
:
CON F I R M :
2
CURSOR
Set the date, start and stop times,
programme position, tape speed, and
VPS/PDC function:
1 Press CURSOR
item in turn.
2 Press CURSOR
,
Mm
3
58
OK
- - : - VPS
PDC
to set each item.
- OFF
OK
1. 1
TI ME
10 : - -
SP
SP / L P
L I ST
SE L ECT
:
SET
:
CON F I R M :
To correct a setting, press CURSOR
to return to that setting and reset.
INPUT
SELECT
15. 1
FR
PROG.
T I ME R
DA T E
to highlight each
/
1. 1
TI ME
FR
PROG.
- - : - VPS
PDC
- OFF
OK
<
• To record the same programme every day or the same day every week,
see “Daily/weekly recording” on page 59.
• 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 55.
• To record from a decoder or other source connected to the LINE-1 (TV)
or LINE-4 IN connectors, the LINE-2 IN or the LINE-3 IN jacks, press
INPUT SELECT to display “L1,” “L2,” “L3”or “L4” in the “PROG.”
position.
Press OK to confirm the setting.
Setting the timer manually
Basic Operations
4
? 1 to turn off the VCR.
Press /
The indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands by for
recording.
To record from a decoder or other sources, leave the connected equipment
switched on.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press
x STOP.
Daily/weekly recording
In step 2 above, press CURSOR to select the recording pattern. Each time you
press CURSOR , the indication changes as shown below. Press CURSOR to
change the indication in reverse order.
m
m
M
TODAYt SU-SA (Sunday to Saturday)t MO-SA (Monday to Saturday)
tMonday)
MO-FR (Monday to Friday)t SA (every Saturday) .....t MO (every
SU (every Sunday)t 1 month later
t (datestcount
down)t TOMORROWt TODAY
Basic Operations
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 TAPE
OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
• Even if you set TIMER OPTIONS to SHOWVIEW in the OTHER OPTIONS 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 and the
recording won’t start.
• 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 / with no tape inserted.
?1
Setting the timer manually
59
Additional Operations
Playing/searching at various speeds
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
H M
M
m
FF
JOG
PLAY
m
REW
Playback options
FF
M m
M
m
FF or
REW.
Fast-forward or rewind
During stop, press
View the picture during fastforward or rewind
During fast-forward, hold
down.
Rewind and start play
REW down on the VCR and press
During stop, hold
the VCR then release both.
H
To resume normal playback
Press
PLAY.
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Shuttle ring
JOG
Operation
Playing/searching at various speeds
REW
FF down. During rewind, hold
H
m
REW
PLAY on
Additional Operations
Using the shuttle ring
With the shuttle ring, you can operate a variety of playback options. There are two
ways for using the shuttle ring, normal mode and jog mode.
To use the shuttle ring in normal mode
During playback or pause, turn the shuttle ring clockwise or anticlockwise. Each
change in the 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 onscreen display function is on :
Playback mode
Normal speed
(Initial speed)
Double speed
High speed
X2
Mark on the TV screen
Slow motion
in reverse
Slow motion
Pause
High speed
in reverse
Double speed
in reverse
_X2
Normal speed
in reverse
_X1
To use the shuttle ring in jog mode
Use this mode for frame-by-frame playback.
Press JOG to enter the jog mode. The JOG button lights up. If you change to the jog
mode during any playback mode, the playback pauses so you can see a still picture.
Each change in the shuttle ring position shifts the picture one frame. To shift frames
in reverse, turn the shuttle ring anticlockwise. The frame shift speed depends on the
speed you turn the shuttle ring. To resume normal mode, press JOG again. The JOG
button goes off.
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Playing/searching at various speeds
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Additional Operations
Playing/searching at various speeds (continued)
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 playback sound is muted during the operations in the above table.
• 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.
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Playing/searching at various speeds
Additional Operations
Setting the recording duration time
After starting recording in the normal way,
you can have the VCR stop recording
automatically after a specified duration.
z REC
recording, press z REC.
1 While
The
indicator appears in the display window.
SP EP
LP
AUTO SET UP
OPC
VIDEO
STEREO
TV NICAM
VPS
PDC
EDIT
z REC repeatedly to set the duration.
2 Press
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes.
0:30
5:30
1:00
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 REC repeatedly to set a new duration.
z
To cancel the duration
Press REC repeatedly until the
normal recording mode.
z
indicator disappears and the VCR returns to
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press
x STOP.
Note
• You cannot display the current tape time in the display window when setting the recording
duration.
Setting the recording duration time
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Additional Operations
Checking/changing/cancelling timer
settings
?/1
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video
channel.
MENU
OK
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
M/m/</,
CLEAR
0
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the VCR.
2 Press MENU, then press CURSOR M/m to highlight LISTS and press OK.
Press CURSOR M/m to highlight TIMER LIST,
3 then
press OK:
T I ME R
• 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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Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings
DA T E
TH
TOMORROW
4. 1
MO - FR
SU - SA
- - . - - . - - . -
L I ST
TI ME
1900 20
0930 10
0000 01
2300 00
1 2 1 2 13
- - - - - - -
12. 12 SU
VPS
0
3
3
0
1
-
0
0
0
0
3
-
PROG. PDC
VPS
12 SP PDC
35 SP
44 LP
L1 LP
L2 SP
----
Additional Operations
Press CURSOR M/m to select the setting you
4 want
to change or cancel, then press OK.
T I ME R
1. 1
DA T E
The selected setting appears in the TIMER
menu.
4. 1
TI ME
0 : 00
LP
SP / L P
L I ST
SE L ECT
:
SET
:
CON F I R M :
FR
PROG.
1 : 30
VPS
PDC
44
OFF
OK
change the setting, press CURSOR </, to highlight the item you want
5 • To
to change, and press CURSOR M/m to reset it.
• To cancel the setting, press CLEAR.
MENU.
6 Press
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.
Programme 1
about 20 seconds
Programme 2
Will be cut off
Programme 1
Programme 2
about 20 seconds will be cut off
Tip
• In step 5 above, you can check the TIMER LIST by selecting LIST and pressing OK. Press
MENU to exit the TIMER LIST.
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Additional Operations
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
In ZWEITON (German stereo) system
This VCR automatically receives and records stereo and bilingual programmes based
on the ZWEITON system. When a stereo or bilingual programme is received, the
STEREO indicator appears in the display window.
To select bilingual sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
MAIN
STEREO
Sub
SUB
STEREO
Main and sub
MAIN/SUB
STEREO
In NICAM system
This VCR receives and records stereo and bilingual programmes based on the
NICAM system (the NICAM indicator appears). When a stereo or bilingual
programme is received, the STEREO indicator appears in the display window.
To record a NICAM programme, HIFI AUDIO in the AUDIO OPTIONS menu
should be set to NICAM (initial setting). To check the menu setting, see page 72 for
details.
To select the sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Stereo programme
*
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To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo
STEREO
STEREO
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
Usually the mixed sound of left and right channels (monaural)
Recording stereo and bilingual programmes
Additional Operations
Bilingual programme
*
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
MAIN
STEREO
Sub
SUB
STEREO
Main and sub
MAIN/SUB
STEREO
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
Usually the main sound (monaural)
Selecting the sound during playback
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo/main and sub (left and
right channels)
STEREO
STEREO
Left channel/main
LCH
STEREO
Right channel/sub
RCH
STEREO
Standard sound
No indicator
No indicator
How sound is recorded on a video tape
The VCR 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
Bilingual
Usually mixed
left/right channels
Usually main sound
Normal audio track
(monaural)
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound
(left/right channels)
Main (left channel)
Sub (right channel)
Notes
• To listen to playback sounds in stereo, you must use the EURO-AV or 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 AUDIO
OPTIONS menu is set to OFF (see page 72).
• If HIFI AUDIO is set to STANDARD, the standard sound will be recorded on both the hi-fi
and normal audio tracks. Pressing AUDIO MONITOR will not change the sound .
Recording stereo and bilingual programmes
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Additional Operations
Searching using the index function
The VCR marks the tape with an index signal
at the point where each recording begins. Use
these signals as references to find a specific
recording. The VCR can search up to 99
index signals ahead or behind the current
position.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
.>
0
/
INDEX
SEARCH
.>
1 Insert an indexed tape into the VCR.
/
INDEX SEARCH repeatedly to
2 Press
specify how many index signals ahead or behind
you want to search :
>
.
• To search ahead, press
INDEX
SEARCH.
• To search backwards, press
INDEX
SEARCH.
The VCR starts searching and the index number
on the TV screen counts down to zero. Playback
starts automatically from that point.
x
INDEX
SEARCH
8
To stop searching
Press STOP.
Note
• No index signal will be added when recording starts from recording pause. However, an
index signal will be marked if you change the programme position during recording pause.
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Searching using the index function
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.
To set the tracking to the centre position, press
TRACKING + and – buttons at the same time.
NORMAL TRACKING
Tracking meter
About the Reality Regenerator (RR) function
The Reality Regenerator (RR) function automatically restores the picture to its
original quality during playback.
To use the RR function, press
REALITY REGENERATOR. The
REALITY REGENERATOR
indicator lights up. You can set RR to
HIGH or NORMAL in the VIDEO
OPTIONS menu (see page 71).
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To turn it off, press REALITY
REGENERATOR. The REALITY
REGENERATOR indicator lights off.
REALITY REGENERATOR
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 VIDEO OPTIONS menu (with the OPC
indicator in the display window lit). For details, see
page 71.
V I D E O O P T I ON S
OPC
ON
ED I T
SH AR P N E S S
CO LO UR S Y S T E M
RR
O FF
NO R MA L
AU T O
NORMA L
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
OPC playback
The OPC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental tapes
and tapes that were not recorded with OPC.
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Adjusting the picture
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Additional Operations
Adjusting the picture (continued)
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 VIDEO OPTIONS menu. The OPC indicator in the display
window goes off.
About the Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) function
Digital Noise Reduction (DNR)
automatically improves playback
quality by the digital signal process.
To obtain better quality, we recommend
you to activate the DNR function by
pressing the DNR button on the VCR
(the DNR indicator lights up on the
VCR).
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DNR
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. However, if 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 REC to have the VCR analyse the tape (the OPC indicator
flashes rapidly). After the OPC indicator stops flashing, press 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 PAUSE to start
recording.
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Adjusting the picture
X
X
Additional Operations
Changing menu options
MENU, then select OPTIONS and press
1 Press
OK.
O P T I ON S
V I D EO O P T I ON S
AUD I O O P T I ON S
T A PE
O P T I ON S
OT HE R O P T I ON S
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
Press CURSOR M/m to highlight the kind of option to change, VIDEO
2 OPTIONS,
AUDIO OPTIONS, TAPE OPTIONS or OTHER OPTIONS then
press OK.
Press CURSOR M/m to select the option, then press OK to enter the pop up
3 menu.
4 Press CURSOR M/m to select the desired setting, then press OK.
5 Press MENU to exit the menu.
VIDEO OPTIONS menu
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
V I D E O O P T I ON S
OPC
ON
ED I T
SH AR P N E S S
CO LO UR S Y S T E M
RR
O FF
NO R MA L
AU T O
NORMA L
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
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.
EDIT
• ON to minimize picture deterioration when editing.
• OFF to turn off EDIT.
SHARPNESS
• LOW to playback a poor quality tape.
• NORMAL to playback an average quality tape.
• HIGH to playback a good quality tape.
COLOUR SYSTEM
• AUTO to detect automatically the colour system of a tape.
• PAL to playback a tape recorded in the PAL system.
• MESECAM to playback a tape recorded in the MESECAM
system.
RR
• NORMAL for normal everyday use.
• HIGH for well-used video tapes such as rented tapes. Select this
option when NORMAL does not improve the picture quality.
For details, see page 69.
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Changing menu options
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Additional Operations
Changing menu options (continued)
Note
• When you playback with the EDIT function ON, the OPC and the SHARPNESS functions
don’t work.
AUDIO OPTIONS menu
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
A U D I O O P T I ON S
O FF
AUD I O M I X
HI F I
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
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 the hi-fi and normal audio tracks separately.
Select the sound using the AUDIO MONITOR button
For details, see page 66.
HIFI AUDIO
• STD to record standard sound on the hi-fi audio track.
• NICAM to record NICAM broadcasts on the hi-fi audio track.
For details, see page 66.
TAPE OPTIONS menu
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
TAPE
O P T I ON S
A U T O L ON G
T A PE
P L AY
L E NG T H
SE L ECT
SET
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N I CAM
AUD I O
:
:
OK
Menu option
Set this option to
AUTO LONG PLAY
• ON to automatically record from SP (Standard Play) to LP
(Long Play) when the tape length is not long enough.
• OFF to normally record in SP (Standard Play).
TAPE LENGTH
•
•
•
•
Changing menu options
E180 to use an E-180 or shorter tape type.
E195 to use an E-195.
E240 to use an E-240.
E300 to use an E-300.
OF F
E 180
Additional Operations
OTHER OPTIONS menu
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
O T H E R O P T I ON S
B U Z Z ER
ON
D I MME R
DE CO D E R / L I N E 4
POWE R S A V E
R F M O DU L A T OR
T I ME R O P T I O N S
T V D I REC T REC
O FF
D EC ODER
OFF
OF F
VARY
ON
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
Menu option
Set this option to
BUZZER
• ON to output a beep sound.
• OFF to deactivate it.
DIMMER
• ON to make the display window dim.
• OFF to make it brighter.
DECODER/LINE4
• DECODER to use the DECODER/LINE-4 IN connector as the
PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder connector.
• LINE4 to use the DECODER/LINE-4 IN connector as the line
input connector.
POWER SAVE
• ON to turn off the indicators in the display window to save 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 EURO-AV
cable.
TIMER OPTIONS
• VARY (variable) to display the TIMER METHOD menu for
selecting STANDARD or SHOWVIEW when pressing
TIMER button.
• STANDARD to display the TIMER menu when pressing the
TIMER button.
• SHOWVIEW to display the SHOWVIEW menu when pressing
the
TIMER button.
For details, see page 52 and 57.
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.
Changing menu options
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Additional Operations
Editing with another VCR or stereo system
How to connect to record on this VCR
This VCR (Recorder)
TV
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LINE-2 IN
Other VCR (Player)
LINE OUT
VMC-820 audio/video cable
(not supplied)
: Signal flow
Tip
• You can also use the LINE-4 IN connector or the LINE-3 IN jacks instead.
Notes
• Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
• If the other VCR is a monaural type, leave the red plugs unconnected.
• If you connect this VCR 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 the LINE-2 IN AUDIO L/R jacks on this VCR to the audio output jacks on
the stereo system, using the RK-C510KS audio cable (not supplied).
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Editing with another VCR or stereo system
Additional Operations
z REC
Operation
(when recording on this VCR)
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Before you start editing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video
channel. Press INPUT SELECT to display
“L2” (or “L3” or “L4”) in the display window.
• Press SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or
LP.
• On this VCR, set EDIT to ON in the
VIDEO OPTIONS menu to display
“EDIT” in the display window. If the other
VCR has a similar feature, activate this one
as well.
X PAUSE
V I D E O O P T I ON S
OPC
ON
ED I T
SH AR P N E S S
CO LO U R S Y S T E M
RR
ON
NO R MA L
AU T O
NORMA L
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other (playback) VCR.
1 Insert
Search for the point to start playback and set it to playback pause.
a tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR. Search for the
2 Insert
point to start recording and press X PAUSE.
3 Press z REC on this VCR to set it to recording pause.
4 To start editing, press the X PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at the same time.
To stop editing
Press the STOP buttons on both VCRs.
x
Tip
• To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press PAUSE on this VCR when an unwanted
scene begins. When it ends, press PAUSE again to resume recording.
X
X
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 REC again during recording
pause in step 3 so the VCR analyses the tape. Then, when you start editing in step 4, press
PAUSE after the OPC indicator stops flashing. If you press PAUSE before the OPC
indicator stops flashing, the OPC function is cancelled.
z
X
X
Editing with another VCR or stereo system
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Additional Operations
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.
Before you start…
• Turn on the TV and set it to the video
channel
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
AUDIO DUB
0
X PAUSE
a source tape into the stereo system (or the playback VCR). Search for the
1 Insert
point to start playback and set it to playback pause.
a prerecorded tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR.
2 Insert
Search for the end of the section to be replaced and press X PAUSE.
3 Press CLEAR to reset the counter to “0H00M00S.”
the prerecorded tape to the beginning of the section to be replaced.
4 Rewind
The VCR enters pause mode.
AUDIO DUB.
5 Press
The
indicator appears in the display window.
start editing, press the X PAUSE buttons on this VCR and the stereo system
6 To
(or other VCR) at the same time.
When the counter reaches “0H00M00S,” audio dubbing stops automatically.
To stop while editing
Press STOP on this VCR and the stereo system (or other VCR).
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Audio dubbing
Additional Operations
Note
• After you use this feature, the audio in playback mode is automatically set to monaural.
To listen to both the hi-fi and normal audio
Set AUDIO MIX to ON in the AUDIO OPTIONS menu (see page 72). 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. Note that by mixing both
hi-fi and normal audio, some echo may appears.
Audio dubbing
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SmartFile function
About the SmartFile function
SmartFile* allows you to view a contents of your video tape (recording date, channel,
name etc.) on the TV screen. It is no longer necessary to rewind, fast-forward, or
playback a tape to find out what is recorded. You can also locate and start playback of
a specific programme or find the position from which you want to start recording by
using this list. Programme data is stored in the memory of the SmartFile label
attached to the tape.
The following functions are possible using SmartFile :
Recording using the SmartFile function (page 80)
To use the SmartFile function, attach the SmartFile
label to the tape. If you record a programme on the
tape with a SmartFile label, the contents will appear
on the SmartFile search list. With the SmartFile list,
you can also easily find the begginning of the
available recording space.
SmartFile search list
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 MO 16 : 30 PROG . 3 0
LP
2H 00M
11 . 1 MO 17 : 00
CT1
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
OK
Selecting and playing a programme (page 85)
To playback a recorded programme, select the programme you want to watch using
the SmartFile search list. The VCR locates the programme and playback starts
automatically.
Checking the contents of a tape (page 86)
When you bring the SmartFile label close to the
SMARTFILE sensor on the VCR, a summary of
the recorded programmes appears in the SmartFile
check list. It is not necessary to insert the tape into
the VCR and press
PLAY to find out what is
recorded on it. This feature allows you to easily
find the programme you want to watch, or to
quickly find a tape with enough recording space.
H
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SmartFile check list
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5. 2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG . 1 6
25. 1 MO 16 : 3 0 PROG . 3 0
11. 1 MO 17 : 0 0 CT1
31. 12 BEST OF THIS YEAR
10. 12 TH 21 : 0 0 CT2
2. 12 WE 5 : 0 0 L1
NEXT :
E X I T : OK
*.SmartFile is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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About the SmartFile function
SmartFile function
Labelling a recorded programme and tape (page 88)
You can attach an electronic "label" to the video tape and its programmes on the
SmartFile list. Labelling the recorded programmes enables you to find a programme
easily when you want to play it back. If TV guide pages are available in the Teletext,
labelling recorded programmes is done automatically. Also, once you label a
programme which you set to record regularly (i.e everyday, same day of the week,
etc.), the VCR recognizes the label and will automatically label all future recordings
of the same programme.
Registering the contents of a recorded tape in the
SmartFile label (page 96)
You can register programmes recorded on a tape in the memory of a new SmartFile
label.
Protecting a recorded programme (page 98)
You can protect a recorded programme from accidental over-recording or erasure.
Erasing the data of an unwanted programme (page 100)
By erasing a programme from the SmartFile list, the VCR will record over the
unwanted programme.
Running a demonstration
This VCR can give a demonstration of
the various SmartFile functions.
To run a demonstration, turn on the
VCR and hold the SMARTFILE button
for 3 seconds while no tape is inserted.
The VCR outputs a beep and the
message "No SmartFile" appears on
the TV screen. The demonstration
begins. To stop the demonstration,
press any key.
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SMARTFILE
About the SmartFile function
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SmartFile function
Recording using the SmartFile function
To use the SmartFile function, attach the SmartFile label to the spine of the cassette.
If you record a programme on a tape with a SmartFile label, for more than 20 minutes
in LP mode and 11 minutes in SP mode, programme data, such as the name, date and
channel, is automatically stored in the memory of the SmartFile label. Some stations
may not offer this service.
Attaching the SmartFile label to the cassette
To use the SmartFile function, attach the supplied
SmartFile label to the cassette. Remove any
staines or dirt from the surface of the spine of the
tape. Then, holding both edges of the SmartFile
label so that it doesn’t bend, attach it along the
guide line to the spine of the cassette. This tape is
henceforth referred to as a SmartFile tape.
SMARTFILE SENSOR
Note on the purchase of SmartFile labels
• If you want to order additional SmartFile labels, contact your nearest Sony service facility.
Notes
• The SmartFile label is equipped with a memory chip. The memory chip may be damaged and
cannot be used when you:
- twist or fold the SmartFile label.
- remove the SmartFile label and re-attach it to a tape.
- attach more than one SmartFile label to a tape.
- attach some metal, or sticker which has metal, to the SmartFile label.
- write too strongly on the SmartFile label using a ballpoint pen or similar sharp instrument.
- disassemble or remodel a label.
• Do not leave the SmartFile label in a place subject to excessive dust or dirt, direct sunlight,
humidity, mildew, strong magnetism or near heat sources.
• If you attach the SmartFile label to a shorter tape than an E-30, the SmartFile function may
not work correctly.
80
Recording using the SmartFile function
SmartFile function
Recording a programme on the SmartFile tape
When recording a programme on the
SmartFile tape, no matter what method you
use to record the programme (normal
recording, showview recording, etc.),
programme data (date, name, channel,
recording start time , etc.) is stored in the
memory of the SmartFile label. The
SmartFile label can contain up to 12
programmes’ data. When the number of the
stored programmes goes over 12, the oldest
programme data is erased from the
SmartFile list. However, a programme
which lasts less than about 20 minutes in LP
mode or about 11 minutes in SP mode
cannot be stored in the memory. When you
record a programme on the SmartFile tape
which already contains programme data,
see “Recording after locating the Blank
Time space” on page 83.
OK
SMARTFILE
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
M/m/</,
0
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the correct time and date.
1 Insert a SmartFile tape with its safety tab in place.
SMARTFILE.
2 Press
The SmartFile search list appears on the TV
BLANK TIME
SP
P. 1
1H 30M
screen.
START
END
CURSOR M/m to select BLANK TIME, press OK. The VCR starts
3 Use
searching for the longest blank part of the tape. The SmartFile searchlist
disappears.
You can now start recording a programme.
Tip
• You can protect a recorded programme from accidental over-recording or erasure (see page
98).
Note
• If you press the PAUSE button one or more times during recording, thereby creating short
lengths of recorded time between such pauses, programme data may not be stored in the
SmartFile label.
continued
Recording using the SmartFile function
81
SmartFile function
Recording using the SmartFile function (continued)
Checking the information of a recorded programme
Press SMARTFILE. The SmartFile search list appears. The recording day of the
week, start time, programme position, date, name, recording time and tape speed
appear on the list.The longest space which doesn’t have any programme data (Blank
Time space) appears as "BLANK TIME":
Initial and latest dates of use
for this SmartFile tape
Date
Day of the week
Recording start time
Estimated position
of the recorded
programme
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
BLANK TIME
10. 6 WE 1 : 0 0
CT1
SP
P. 1
5H 30M
LP
0H 30M
SMARTFILE SENSOR
START
SELECT :
SEARCH :
Programme position *, **
Remaining time
Recording time
Tape speed
END
OK
Station name*
* When the station name is not available, the programme position is displayed
instead.
** If you record a satellite programme using non-timer recording "L4" appears in the
programme position without displaying any channel number.
Tip
• You can manually name a recorded programme and select the category. You can also name
the SmartFile tape.
Notes
• If you don’t set the clock or the clock isn’t set to the correct time and date, the recording start
time won’t be stored correctly on the Smartfile list. Also the programme label won’t be stored
correctly if the TV guide page information of the Teletext is not set correctly (see page 80).
• When you set the AUTO LONG PLAY option to ON in the TAPE OPTIONS menu, and the
tape speed automatically changes from SP to LP during recording, the VCR displays the
entire recording time converted in SP mode to the SmartFile list.
• The recording time length in the SmartFile list is an estimation and may be slightly different
from the actual recorded time length.
82
Recording using the SmartFile function
SmartFile function
Recording after locating the Blank Time space
The SmartFile function identifies not only
the largest amount of available blank space,
but also recorded material that doesn’t have
corresponding programme data stored in the
SmartFile label. The longest available
recording space (including programmes that
are not stored on the SmartFile label) is
referred to as "Blank Time space". You can
locate the beginning of the Blank Time
space for recording. If there is a recorded
programme after the Blank Time space, the
VCR will over-record on that programme
unless you stop recording. If there is a
programme you want to prevent from being
recorded over or erased, protect that
programme before you start recording
another programme (see page 98).
OK
SMARTFILE
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
M/m/</,
0
SP/LP
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
a SmartFile tape with its safety tab in place.
1 Insert
The SMARTFILE indicator lights up on the VCR.
SMARTFILE.
2 Press
The SmartFile search list appears on the TV
screen. The Blank Time space appears in the
"BLANK TIME" row.
The Blank Time space also appears in the
display window.
3 Press CURSOR M repeatedly to select BLANK TIME.
SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
4 Press
The BLANK TIME changes according to the
selected tape speed. Select a tape speed that
matches the length of the programme you want
to record.
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 MO 16 : 30 PROG . 3 0
LP
2H 00M
11 . 1 MO 17 : 00
CT1
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
OK
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
P.1
BLANK TIME
LP
3H 00M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 MO 16 : 30 PROG . 3 0
LP
2H 00M
11 . 1 MO 17 : 00
CT1
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
OK
continued
Recording using the SmartFile function
83
SmartFile function
Recording using the SmartFile function (continued)
OK.
5 Press
The VCR goes to the beginning of the Blank
SEARCHING
Time space and stops.
START
END
6 Press PROG +/– to select the programme position you want to record.
7 Press z REC to start recording.
Notes
• You may not be able to locate the beginning of the Blank Time space correctly in the above
step 4 when :
- the SmartFile tape contains one or more short length (less than about 20 minutes in the LP
mode and about 11 minutes in the SP mode) recorded programmes of which programme data
are not stored in the SmartFile label.
- the SmartFile tape is damaged or dirty.
- the SmartFile tape has a portion recorded in the NTSC system.
• If a newly recorded programme overlaps a stored programme, the stored programme
information is erased from the SmartFile list as shown below when :
- the remaining length of the stored programme becomes less than about 20 minutes in the LP
mode and about 11 minutes in the SP mode.
- the stored programme is over-recorded for more than 20 minutes in the LP mode and about
11 minutes in the SP mode.
necessary portion
unnecessary portion
Stored programme
Newly recorded
programme
or
or
20 minutes in the LP mode
11 minutes in the SP mode
84
Recording using the SmartFile function
SmartFile function
Selecting and playing a programme
You can automatically locate and start
playback of a programme recorded on the
SmartFile tape. Select a programme in the
SmartFile search list. The SmartFile search
list can contain up to 12 programmes.
OK
SMARTFILE
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
M/m/</,
0
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
a SmartFile tape.
1 Insert
The SMARTFILE indicator lights up on the VCR.
SMARTFILE.
2 Press
The SmartFile search list appears on the TV
screen.
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 MO 16 : 30 PROG . 3 0
LP
2H 00M
:
11 . 1 MO 17 00
CT1
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
Press CURSOR M/m to select a programme.
3 Press
CURSOR M/m repeatedly to turn the
pages.
OK
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 MO 16 : 30 PROG . 3 0
LP
2H 00M
11 . 1 MO 17 : 00
CT1
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
OK
OK.
4 Press
The VCR starts searching for the beginning of the selected programme.
Playback starts automatically from that point.
To stop searching
Press STOP.
x
Note
• You may not be able to locate the beginning of the selected programme correctly when :
- the SmartFile tape contains one or more short length (less than about 20 minutes in the LP
mode and about 11 minutes in SP mode) recorded programmes of which programme data are
not stored in the SmartFile label.
- the SmartFile tape is damaged or dirty.
- the SmartFile tape has a portion recorded in the NTSC system.
Selecting and playing a programme
85
SmartFile function
Checking the contents of a tape
You can display the programme data list of
a SmartFile tape on the TV screen. It is not
necessary to insert the tape into the VCR.
This feature allows you to quickly find a
specific programme or to find a tape with
enough recording space. The SmartFile
check list can contain up to 12 programmes.
SmartFile sensor
g
CURSOR M/m
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
• Turn on your VCR.
the label side of the SmartFile tape close to
1 Hold
the SmartFile sensor.
Slowly bring the center of the label within 3 cm
of the SmartFile sensor.
There is a short beep, the SMARTFILE indicator
lights up on the VCR, and the SmartFile check
list appears. The BLANK TIME space also
appears in the display window.
g
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5. 2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG . 1 6
25. 1 MO 16 : 3 0 PROG . 3 0
11. 1 MO 17 : 0 0 CT1
31. 12 BEST OF THIS YEAR
10. 12 TH 21 : 0 0 CT2
2. 12 WE 5 : 0 0 L1
NEXT :
E X I T : OK
AUTO SET UP
DNR
BL
EDIT
SMARTLINK SP EP
LP
OPC
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
H
M
2 Press CURSOR M/m to turn the pages.
S
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
BLANK TIME
15. 11 SU 11 : 0 0
5. 11 TH 13 : 0 0
10. 10 SA 19 : 0 0
15. 6 MO 15 : 3 0
10. 6 WE 1 : 0 0
BACK :
E X I T : OK
3 Press OK to exit the SmartFile check list.
86
Checking the contents of a tape
P.2
SP
1H 30M
PROG . 8
RTL
SAT345
PROG 7
L4
SmartFile function
Tip
• If you press a button other than SP/LP or CURSOR
disappears.
M/m, the SmartFile check list
Notes
• You cannot display the SmartFile check list while :
- you display the SmartFile list of a different SmartFile tape inserted into the VCR.
- you display any other menu.
• If the SmartFile check list doesn’t appear on the TV screen, try again by drawing the
SmartFile tape away from the SmarFile sensor at least 5 cm, then bring it back to within 3 cm
of the sensor.
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes.
Checking the contents of a tape
87
SmartFile function
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
Some Broadcast systems ensure a Teletext
service in which the complete programmes
and their data (title, date, channel, recording
start time etc.) are stored day by day. To each
day of the week corresponds a TV guide page
number. When recording a programme, the
VCR automatically takes the label
information from the Teletext pages and
stores into the SmartFile label. Those TV
guide page numbers depend entirely on the
broadcast itself and may be subject to
change. If so, you may have to set those TV
guide page numbers manually in the TV
GUIDE PAGE menu.
Tape title
P. 1
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
BLANK TIME
SP
5H 30M
10. 6 ROCK BOX
0H 30M
MUSIC
LP
Category
Programme
label
START
END
Setting the TV guide page number
Before you start…
Turn on your TV and set it to the video
channel.
MENU
OK
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
M/m/</,
Programme
number
buttons
CLEAR
PROG +/–
88
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
SmartFile function
the programme position for which you want to set or change the TV guide
1 Select
page.
2 Press MENU, then press CURSOR M/m to highlight SETTINGS and press OK.
Press CURSOR M/m to highlight TV GUIDE
3 PAGE
and press OK.
The TV guide page numbers appear
automatically when the VCR detects them.
S E T T I NG S
T UNE R
C L OC K
L A NGU A G E
T V GU I D E P AG E
SE L ECT :
:
SET
TV
OK
GU I D E
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SE L ECT :
:
SET
Press CURSOR M/m to select the TV guide
4 page
number you want to modify and press OK
TV
SET
CONF I RM
the programme number buttons to enter
5 Press
the TV guide page number and press OK to
confirm the setting.
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to re-enter
the correct number.
TV
P AG E
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
-
-
P ROG
3
P ROG
3
P ROG
3
-
OK
GU I D E
P AG E
SU
P
MO
P
TU
P
WE
P
TH
P
FR
P
SA
P
:
0 - 9
: OK
GU I D E
-
-
-
P AG E
SU
P3 0
MO
P- TU
P- WE
P- TH
P- FR
P- SA
P- :
SE L ECT
: OK
SET
1
-
6 To set or change another TV guide page number, repeat steps 3 and 4 above.
7 Press MENU to exit the menu.
continued
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
89
SmartFile function
Labelling a recorded programme and tape (continued)
Notes
• In step 4 above, enter "000" if you don’t want to use the TV guide page number for automatic
labelling. The VCR will then store default data (date, programme position, duration etc.) in
the label.
• Refer to the Teletext information on your TV screen to get the TV guide page number with
the programme titles and their start times.
• If the Teletext TV guide has a page which always shows the programmes for the current day,
this page should be input for all days.
• If you start recording more than two minutes before the programme is scheduled to start, the
correct label information may not be transferred. The VCR receives the label information two
minutes after the recording starts. This is to assure that the programmes’ information is
correctly recorded even if you start recording before the programme actually begins.
• If you set a timer recording with VPS/PDC OFF, the title information will be transferred in
the middle of the recording.
• Note that this function may not work correctly with programmes broadcast from some
stations.
• When the recording starts and if at that moment the Broadcast system updates the Teletext
information, the title on the label may not correspond to the one of the recorded programme.
In this case, you may have to manually enter the correct title using the SMARTFILE EDIT
menu.
• You cannot get the label information from the sources through the LINE input or the satellite
channels.
90
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
SmartFile function
Labelling a recorded programme manually
If Teletext data is not available, label and
select the appropriate category of the
recorded programme manually. Labelling
manually takes priority over labelling
automatically. You can also label the tape.
Up to 18 characters can be input for a
programme and tape label.
MENU
OK
M/m/</,
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
0
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
a SmartFile tape.
1 Insert
The SMARTFILE indicator lights up on the VCR.
MENU and select SMARTFILE EDIT,
2 Press
then press OK.
The SMARTFILE EDIT menu appears.
SMA R T F I L E
ED I T
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 MO 17 : 0 0
LP
CT1
SE L ECT
:
C A T E GO R Y :
: MENU
EX I T
3 Press CURSOR M/m to select a programme.
SMA R T F I L E
2H 00M
0H 30M
TITLE :
ED I T
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 MO 17 : 0 0
LP
CT1
SE L ECT
:
C A T E GO R Y :
: MENU
EX I T
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
2H 00M
0H 30M
TITLE :
continued
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
91
SmartFile function
Labelling a recorded programme and tape (continued)
Press CURSOR ,.
4 The
cursor moves to the programme label input
SMA R T F I L E
ED I T
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
position.
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1
LP
CT1
0H 30M
SE L ECT :
:
BACK
C O N F I R M : OK
the programme.
5 Label
1 Press CURSOR M/m to select a character.
SMA R T F I L E
NEXT
ED I T
tt ttt tt ttt t t t
,
SMA R T F I L E
LP
2H 00M
0H 30M
ED I T
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 N
LP
CT1
SE L ECT :
:
BACK
C O N F I R M : OK
6 Press OK.
SMA R T F I L E
:
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
2H 00M
0H 30M
NEXT
ED I T
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
SPORTS
LP
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
SE L ECT
.
NEXT
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to label the programme.
P. 1
LP
LP
.
:
16
0H 30M
Each time you press CURSOR , the
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
SPORTS
character changes as shown below.
11.1 N
CT1
A B ...
Z
special characters
SE L ECT :
:
BACK
C O N F I R M : OK
! & , (comma)
- (hyphen)
.
(period)
0
1 ... 9 (blank space)
You can also select a blank space by pressing CLEAR.
2 To set the next character, press CURSOR
The cursor moves to the next position.
2H 00M
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
M
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
:
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
2H 00M
0H 30M
:
CON F I R M : OK
CURSOR M/m to select a category.
7 Press
Each time you press CURSOR M, the category
t t tt
t
tt t tt
t
t
SMA R T F I L E
changes as shown below.
SPECIAL
FILMS
NEWS
SHOW
SPORTS
CHILDRE (children)
MUSIC ARTS
SERIES
EDU.
(education)
LEISURE
SHOPPIN
(shopping)
VARIETY
(blank)
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
FILMS
SE L ECT
92
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
:
CON F I R M : OK
OK.
8 Press
The programme label and a selected category are stored.
9 Press MENU to exit the menu.
ED I T
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
2H 00M
0H 30M
SmartFile function
To erase the programme label
Press CLEAR after step 3 above. The programme label is erased and the default
recording data reappear.
To erase the selected category
Press CLEAR in step 7 above. The selected category is erased and the space becomes
blank.
To label a regularly scheduled timer-recorded programme
Once you label a programme which is set to record regularly (i.e everyday, same day
of the week, etc.) in the ShowView system or timer recording mode, the VCR
recognizes the label and will automatically label all future recordings of the same
programme. The set label is assigned even when an information signal containing the
programme name, category name or other information is broadcast with the
programme. However, if you change the programme label and the category several
times, the VCR may automatically label only the last programme of which the
programme label and category are changed.
continued
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
93
SmartFile function
Labelling a recorded programme and tape (continued)
Labelling a tape
MENU
OK
M/m/</,
CURSOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
0
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
a SmartFile tape.
1 Insert
The SMARTFILE indicator lights up on the VCR.
MENU and select SMARTFILE EDIT,
2 Press
then press OK.
The SMARTFILE EDIT menu appears.
SMA R T F I L E
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
FILMS
SE L ECT
:
C A T E GO R Y :
: MENU
EX I T
3 Press CURSOR M to select the tape title.
ED I T
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
SMA R T F I L E
LP
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
0H 30M
ED I T
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
FILMS
94
2H 00M
TITLE :
10. 6. 98-5. 2. 99
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
:
SE L ECT
T I T L E EDIT :
:
EX I T
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
MENU
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
2H 00M
0H 30M
SmartFile function
CURSOR ,.
4 Press
The cursor moves to the title input position.
SMA R T F I L E
5 .2 FR
0 : 00
ED I T
PROG
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
FILMS
SE L ECT :
:
BACK
C O N F I R M : OK
the tape.
5 Label
1 Press CURSOR M/m to select a character.
M
Each time you press CURSOR , the
character changes as shown below.
A B ...
Z
special characters
! & , (comma)
- (hyphen)
.
(period)
0
1 ... 9 (blank space)
tt ttt tt ttt t t t
2H 00M
0H 30M
:
NEXT
SMA R T F I L E
P
5 .2 FR
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
0 : 00
ED I T
PROG
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
FILMS
SE L ECT :
:
BACK
C O N F I R M : OK
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
2H 00M
0H 30M
:
NEXT
You can also select a blank space by pressing CLEAR.
2 To set the next character, press CURSOR
The cursor moves to the next position.
,
.
SMA R T F I L E
P
5 .2 FR
0 : 00
ED I T
PROG
LP
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to label the tape.
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
FILMS
SE L ECT :
:
BACK
C O N F I R M : OK
OK.
6 Press
The tape title is stored.
2H 00M
0H 30M
:
NEXT
SMA R T F I L E
ED I T
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
FILMS
:
SE L ECT
T I T L E EDIT :
:
EX I T
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
2H 00M
0H 30M
MENU
7 Press MENU to exit the menu.
To erase the tape title
Press CLEAR after step 3 above. The tape title is erased and the recording date
reappears. When you want to erase the recording date from the tape title column,
press CLEAR again.
Labelling a recorded programme and tape
95
SmartFile function
Registering the contents of a recorded
tape in the SmartFile label
The VCR will register programmes
recorded on a tape (even a non-SmartFile
recorded tape) in the memory of a new
SmartFile label by detecting the index
signals indicating the start of recorded
programmes. You can register up to the 12th
programme from the start of the tape. The
programmes appear from the bottom of the
screen as PROGRAM NO. 1, PROGRAM
NO.2, ... PROGRAM NO.12 in the order.
The 13th and subsequent programmes are
ignored. You can manually name the
registered programme numbers and select
the category (see page 88).
g
SMARTFILE GENERATOR
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
• Turn on your VCR.
Attach the SmartFile label to the spine of the
1 cassette
as shown on the right and insert the
tape.
SMARTFILE SENSOR
2 Press SMARTFILE GENERATOR on the VCR.
A message appears indicating that the recorded
programmes are being registered. The index
signals are detected from the start of the tape,
and the registration stops if the end of the tape is
reached. The message disappears when
registration is complete.
SMARTFILE INDEXING IS
IN PROCESS
START
END
To stop registration to the SmartFile label
Press SMARTFILE GENERATOR.
The data registered before the button is pressed remains in the SmartFile label. You
can register the programmes again by pressing SMARTFILE GENERATOR.
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Registering the contents of a recorded tape in the SmartFile label
SmartFile function
To check the information of a registered programme
Press SMARTFILE.
The SmartFile search list appears. The registered programme number, registration
date and recording time appear in this list. Note that the registration date differs from
the recorded date.
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
13 . 7 PROGRAM NO.11
SP
0H 30M
13 . 7 PROGRAM NO.10
LP
2H 00M
13 . 7 PROGRAM NO.9
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
Programme located in
a recorded tape
Estimated position of the
registered programme
SELECT :
SEARCH :
Recording time
OK
Registration date
Tips
• The programmes recorded on the tape can be registered again in a SmartFile label that
already contains programme data. However, the recorded date and time, programme name
and information input manually (such as the programme label and category) are replaced
with "PROGRAM NO. XX".
• If the SmartFile label contains stored programme data that includes protected programmes, a
message appears and the registration stops.
Notes
• Programme data is not registered correctly in the SmartFile label when :
– the programme length is about 20 minutes or less in LP mode or about 11 minutes in SP
mode.
– the programme does not have an index signal or the index signal has been recorded over and
erased.
– the tape is damaged or dirty.
• If you don’t set the clock or the clock isn’t set to the correct date, the registration date won’t
be stored correctly on the SmartFile list.
• After you press SMARTFILE GENERATOR and start registration, registration is interrupted
PLAY,
if you press STOP,
FF,
REW, / or
/
INDEX SEARCH.
In these cases as well, the data registered up to the point when registration was interrupted
remains in the SmartFile label.
• When you set AUTO LONG PLAY to ON in the TAPE OPTIONS menu, and the tape speed
automatically changes from SP to LP during recording, the VCR displays the entire recording
time converted in SP mode to the SmartFile list.
• The estimated position of the registered programmes may not be correct in case of many
short programmes recorded on long tapes.
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Registering the contents of a recorded tape in the SmartFile label
97
SmartFile function
Protecting a recorded programme
You can protect a recorded programme
using the SmartFile function from
accidental over-recording or erasure.
When you start recording from a position
prior to the protected programme, the
recording stops automatically before the
protected programme.
M/m/</,
CURSOR
SMARTFILE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
a SmartFile tape.
1 Insert
The SMARTFILE indicator lights up on the
VCR.
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
2H 00M
SPORTS
11 . 1 NICK & MATT
FILMS
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
OK
SMARTFILE.
2 Press
The SmartFile search list appears on the TV screen.
CURSOR M/m to select the programme
3 Press
you want to protect.
CURSOR,.
4 Press
The indicator appears to the left of the selected
programme and the programme is now
protected.
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
2H 00M
SPORTS
11 . 1 NICK & MATT
FILMS
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
2H 00M
SPORTS
11 . 1 NICK & MATT
FILMS
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
SMARTFILE.
5 Press
The SmartFile search list disappears.
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Protecting a recorded programme
OK
OK
SmartFile function
<
To unlock the protected programme
Press CURSOR in the step 4 above. The indicator disappears and you can record
over this programme.
Tips
• When you start recording from a position prior to the protected programme, the recording
automatically stops no more than about four minutes in SP mode and about eight minutes in
LP mode before the beginning of the protected programme. The BLANK TIME indicator
flashes in the display window.
• If you protect a programme just after the Blank Time space, BLANK TIME becomes
shortened by about four minutes in SP mode and about eight minutes in LP mode.
• If you try to record on a SmartFile tape containing a protected programme, a message
indicating that there is a protected programme on this tape appears on the TV screen.
Notes
• When you record another programme just after a protected programme, locate the beginning
of the Blank Time space by following the instructions in “Recording after locating the Blank
Time space” on page 83. Otherwise, if the recording start point overlaps the protected
programme, the VCR may over-record the protected programme.
• If you insert a SmartFile tape which contains a protected programme or protect a programme
for the first time on a new tape, the VCR will analyse the position of the protected
programme for a few seconds. You cannot operate the VCR while the VCR is analysing the
tape.
• If the SmartFile list contains 12 protected programmes, the next programme you record won’t
be stored in the SmartFile list.
• When you try to turn off the VCR after setting a ShowView timer recording on the protected
programme, the VCR automatically ejects the cassette.
• The protecting function may not work with an NTSC-recorded tape.
Protecting a recorded programme
99
SmartFile function
Erasing the data of an unwanted
programme
You can erase an unwanted programme
from the SmartFile list.
When you erase a programme from the list,
that portion of tape is subject to Blank Time
space priority.
M/m/</,
CURSOR
SMARTFILE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
DISPLAY
0
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
a SmartFile tape.
1 Insert
The SMARTFILE indicator lights up on the
VCR.
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
2H 00M
SPORTS
11 . 1 NICK & MATT
FILMS
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
OK
SMARTFILE.
2 Press
The SmartFile search list appears on the TV screen.
CURSOR M/m to select a programme you
3 Press
want to erase from the list.
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
25 . 1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
2H 00M
SPORTS
11 . 1 NICK & MATT
FILMS
0 H 3 0M
LP
START
END
SELECT :
SEARCH :
100
Erasing the data of an unwanted programme
OK
SmartFile function
CLEAR.
4 Press
The selected programme is erased from the
SmartFile list.
If you erase a programme by mistake, press
DISPLAY to make the programme reappear.
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
P.1
BLANK TIME
SP
1H 30M
5 . 2 FR 0 : 00 PROG . 1 6
LP
0H 30M
11 . 1 NICK & MATT
FILMS
LP
0H 30M
START
SELECT :
SEARCH :
END
OK
SMARTFILE.
5 Press
The SmartFile search list disappears.
Notes
• You cannot erase a protected programme from the SmartFile list. You have to first unlock the
protected programme by following the instructions in “To unlock the protected programme”
on page 99, then erase that programme from the list.
• The erased programme disppears from the SmartFile list, but it still remains on the tape.
• If a programme is left about 11 minutes or less in SP mode or about 20 minutes or less in LP
mode, you cannot make the programme reappear by using the
DISPLAY button.
Erasing the data of an unwanted programme
101
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you have any questions or if your problems are not covered below, please consult your nearest
Sony service facility.
Problem summary
The following table summarizes the reference numbers for the problems you might face. In
order to solve your problem, please refer to the corresponding reference (S1=symptom1,
S2=symptom2 ...) in the right column below.
Category
102
Refer to
Picture
• while watching broadcast tuned by the TV.
• while watching broadcast tuned by the VCR.
• while playing a tape.
S2, S6
S1, S6
S3, S4, S5
Sound
• while playing a tape.
S7, S8, S9
Functional
• Playback
S4, S9, S10
• Normal recording
S11, S12
• SmartFile
S13, S14
• Timer recording
S15, S16
• Canal Plus
S17, S18, S19
• Line selection
S20
• Remote commander
S21, S22
• Cleaning
S23
• Clock
S24
• Power
S25, S26, S27, S28, S29
• Tape
S30, S31
• SMARTLINK
S32
• Satellite tuner
S33
Troubleshooting
Additional Information
Picture
S1
The VCR picture
does not appear on
the TV screen.
t
t
t
S2
S3
The TV programme
is not clear or has
some interference.
The playback picture
is not clear or has
some interference.
t
t
t
t
t
t
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 with the EURO-AV cable,
make sure the TV/VIDEO indicator is lit in the display window.
Use the TV/VIDEO key on the remote commander to light the
TV/VIDEO indicator.
If the VCR is connected to the TV only with the aerial cable,
make sure that RF MODULATOR is set to ON in the OTHER
OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
If your TV is connected to the VCR with both EURO-AV and
aerial cables, make sure the RF MODULATOR is set to OFF in
the OTHER OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
Existing broadcasts may interfere with the VCR. Reset the RF
MODULATOR output of your VCR.
If your TV is connected to the VCR with both EURO-AV and
aerial cables, make sure the RF MODULATOR is set to OFF in
the OTHER OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
Existing broadcasts may interfere with the VCR. Reset the RF
MODULATOR output of your VCR.
Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons (see page
69).
The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video heads
using the Sony T-25CLD, E-25CLDR, or T-25CLW 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
Troubleshooting
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting (continued)
Picture
S4
The tracking meter
does not appear on
the TV screen.
S5
The picture rolls
vertically during
picture search.
S6
TV reception is poor.
Sound
S7
The picture has no
sound.
S8
The sound is
unstable or has an
echo.
S9
You cannot select the
left or the right
channel while
playing a tape
Playback
S10
The tape starts
playing as soon as it
is inserted.
Normal recording
S11
The tape is ejected
when you press
REC.
S12
Nothing happens
when you press
REC.
z
z
SmartFile
S13
The programme label
cannot be taken
properly.
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
104
Troubleshooting
The recording condition of the tape is very poor and tracking
can not be adjusted.
The display does not appear when the tape you are playing is
recorded in NTSC.
Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor.
Make sure the aerial cables are connected securely.
Adjust the TV aerial.
Make sure SYSTEM (B/G or D/K) in the TUNER menu is set to
the system in your area.
The tape is defective. Please use a new tape.
Make sure SYSTEM (B/G or D/K) in the TUNER menu is set to
the system in your area.
When you play a tape with the same sound recorded on both the
hi-fi and normal sound tracks, make sure AUDIO MIX in the
AUDIO OPTIONS menu is set to OFF (see page 72).
Make sure AUDIO MIX is set to OFF in the AUDIO OPTIONS
menu (see page 72).
Make sure you are playing a hi-fi tape.
This is normal. When you insert a tape which it’s safety tab has
been removed, the VCR starts playing automatically.
The safety tab has been removed. To record on this tape, cover
the tab hole (see page 50).
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
If the BL indicator is flashing in the display window, the tape
contains a programme protected by the SmartFile function (see
page 98).
Make sure the clock and the date are set correctly.
Check the setting of the TV guide pages. Some stations may not
offer this service (see page 88).
If you start recording more than two minutes before the
beginning of the programme, the title on the label may not
correspond to the one of the recorded programme. Enter
manually the correct title using the SMARTFILE EDIT menu
(see page 91).
If the TV reception is poor, the VCR will not be able to take the
title correctly. Enter manually the correct title using the
SMARTFILE EDIT menu (see page 91).
Additional Information
SmartFile
S14
Recording stops
halfway.
Timer recording
S15
The timer does not
operate properly.
S16
The VPS/PDC
function does not
operate properly.
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
Canal Plus
S17
You cannot set
channels as PAY-TV/
CANAL+ in the
TUNER menu.
S18
You cannot watch
Canal Plus when the
VCR is in standby
mode.
S19
PAY-TV/Canal Plus
is always recorded
scrambled.
Line selection
S20
You cannot select
LINE4.
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
If the tape contains a programme protected by the SmartFile
function, recording automatically stops before the protected
programme. Use another tape which has enough recording
space.
Check that the clock is set.
The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the mains for
more than an hour. Reset the clock and the timer.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
If the timer recording overlaps a programme protected by the
SmartFile function, the recording stops halfway (see page 98).
The recording start point overlaps the protected programme.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Make sure the current time has not already passed your timer
settings .
If you are recording a programme from a satellite tuner, make
sure the satellite tuner is turned on.
Check that the clock and the date are set correctly.
Check that the VPS/PDC time you set is the correct one (there
might be a mistake in the TV guide programme). If the
Broadcast you wanted to record did not send the good VPS/
PDC information, the VCR will not start recording.
If the reception is poor, the VPS/PDC signal might be altered
and the VCR might not start recording.
Be sure that DECODER/LINE4 is set to DECODER in OTHER
OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
Be sure that DECODER/LINE4 is set to DECODER in
OTHER OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
Make sure the Canal Plus EURO-AV cable is plugged securely.
Make sure the Canal Plus EURO-AV cable is set securely.
Be sure that DECODER/LINE4 is set to DECODER in OTHER
OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
Be sure that this channel is set as PAY-TV/CANAL+ in TUNER
menu (see page 40).
Be sure that DECODER/LINE4 is set to LINE4 in OTHER
OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
continued
Troubleshooting
105
Additional Information
Troubleshooting (continued)
Remote
commander
S21
The remote
commander does not
operate.
S22
You cannot control
your TV.
Cleaning
S23
The VCR needs to be
cleaned.
Clock
S24
The clock has
stopped and “–:– –”
lights in the display
window.
Power
106
?1
S25
The / ON/
STANDBY switch
does not function.
S26
The power is turned
on but the VCR does
not operate.
S27
The tape is ejected
when you press /
ON/STANDBY.
S28
The display is not lit
when the VCR is in
STANDBY mode.
S29
POWER SAVE is set
to ON but the display
remains lit in
STANDBY mode.
?1
Troubleshooting
t
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t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
t
Make sure you are pointing the remote commander at the
remote sensor on the VCR.
Replace all the batteries in the remote commander by new ones
if they are weak.
Make sure the TV/VIDEO remote control switch is set
correctly.
Make sure the COMMAND MODE switch position of the VCR
matches to the remote commander’s one.
Set your TV’s code number. The code number may change
when you replace the batteries of the remote commander (see
page 9).
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 benzene.
The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the mains for
more than one hour. Reset the clock and timer if needed (see
page 21).
Connect the mains lead to the mains securely.
Moisture condensation occurs. Turn the power off, unplug the
mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for over three hours.
You have set a timer recording, but the tape on which you want
to record is protected (or contains protected recordings). Unlock
the protection or use another tape or replace the safety tab (see
page 99).
The VCR is in power save mode. Set the POWER SAVE option
to OFF in the OTHER OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
The display is always lit if the VCR is in timer standby mode.
For more details regarding the energy saving, see page 73.
Additional Information
Tape
S30
The tape is ejected
when you press /
ON/STANDBY.
S31
A tape cannot be
inserted.
?1
t
SMARTLINK
S32
The SMARTLINK
function does not
work properly.
Satellite tuner
S33
t
You cannot watch the
satellite tuner picture
when the VCR is in
standby mode or
REC standby mode.
z
t
You have set a timer recording, but the tape on which you want
to record is protected (or contains protected recordings). Unlock
the protection or use another tape or replace the safety tab (see
page 99).
Check that a tape isn’t already in the tape compartment.
t
t
Check that your TV complies with SMARTLINK, NexTView
Link, MEGALOGIC, EASYLINK, Q-Link or EURO VIEW
LINK.
Make sure you use the EURO-AV cable, supplied with the
VCR, to connect the VCR and your TV.
Make sure the EURO-AV cable is connected securely. Refer to
your TV manual for instructions.
t
t
Be sure that the DECODER/LINE-4 is set to LINE4- in
OTHER OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
Make sure the POWER SAVE option is set to OFF in the
OTHER OPTIONS menu (see page 73).
Troubleshooting
107
Additional Information
Specifications
System
Channel coverage
PAL (D/K, B/G)
VHF E2 to E12, R1-R12
UHF E21 to E69, R21-R69
CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S41
RF output signal
UHF channels 21 to 69
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Inputs and outputs
i
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
DECODER/
LINE-4 IN
21-pin
Video input: pin 20
Audio input: pins 2 and 6
LINE-2 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced, sync
negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (2)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance : more than 47 kilohms
LINE-3 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced, sync
negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (2)
Input level: 327 mVrms
t
108
Specifications
Input impedance : more than 47 kilohms
LINE-2 OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced, sync
negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jack (2)
Rated output level: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
General
Power requirements
220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Power consumption
25 W (Normal)
3, 5 W (POWER SAVE is set to ON, no decoder)
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Approx. 430 × 100 × 335 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 4.9 kg
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Audio cable (1)
EURO-AV cable (1)
SmartFile labels (10)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Additional Information
Index to parts and controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Front panel
g
A ?/1 ON/STANDBY button/indicator (6)
B SMARTFILE indicator (86)
C SMARTFILE sensor (86)
REGENERATOR (RR)
D REALITY
indicator (69)
E Tape compartment
F SMARTFILE button (81)
G CURSOR M/m buttons (86)
H Z EJECT button (46)
I m REW (rewind) button (46)
J H PLAY button (46)
K M FF (fast-forward) button (46)
L JOG button/indicator (60)
M Shuttle ring (60)
N z REC (record) button (48), (74)
O x STOP button (46)
P X PAUSE button (46)
Q OK button
PROGRAM/TRACKING +/– buttons
R (19),
(69)
NOISE REDUCTION button
S DIGITAL
(70)
T REALITY REGENERATOR button (69)
SET UP (19)/
U AUTO
RF (Radio Frequency) CHANNEL
button (17)
V SMARTFILE GENERATOR button
W COMMAND MODE Switch (7)
IN VIDEO/AUDIO L/R jacks
X LINE-2
(74)
NOISE REDUCTION (DNR)
Y DIGITAL
indicator (70)
Z Remote sensor (5)
continued
Index to parts and controls
109
Additional Information
Index to parts and controls (continued)
Display window
SMARTLINK SP EP
LP
OPC
BL
EDIT
STEREO
TV NICAM
VIDEO
VPS
PDC
H
M
S
H TV indicator (51)
A Timer indicator (55), (57)
(Video Programme System)/PDC
I STEREO indicator (66)
B VPS
(Programme Delivery Control) indicator
J NICAM indicator (66)
(55)
counter/clock/line/programme
K Time
C Audio Dubbing indicator (76)
position indicator (17), (46), (49)
(Optimum Picture Control)
D OPC
L Remaining time indicator (50)
indicator (69)
M Tracking indicator (69)
E SMARTLINK indicator (13)
N EDIT indicator (75)
F Tape speed indicators (49)
O BL (Blank Time space) indicator (86)
G VIDEO indicator (49)
P Tape/recording indicator (49)
110
Index to parts and controls
Additional Information
Rear panel
A Mains lead (11), (14)
IN
B LINE-3
AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
ENTREE LIGNE-3
AUDIO G/D/VIDEO
IN
E AERIAL
ANTENNE ENTREE connector (11),
(14)
OUT
F AERIAL
ANTENNE SORTIE connector (11),
(14)
LINE-1 (TV)
Ci
i LIGNE-1 (TV) connector (11), (40) G NTSC PB (Play Back) switch (45)
OUT
t LINE-4 IN
H LINE-2
D DECODER/
AUDIO L(left)/R (right)/VIDEO
DECODEUR/t ENTREE LIGNE-4
connector (40)
SORTIE LIGNE-2
AUDIO G/D/VIDEO (15)
continued
Index to parts and controls
111
Additional Information
Z
Remote commander
A EJECT button (46)
B Menu buttons (6)
M
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
m<,
MENU button
CURSOR / /
OK button
/
buttons
C TIMER button (52), (57)
D AUDIO MONITOR button (6), (66)
E CLEAR button (45), (52), (64)
F AUDIO DUB button* (76)
G COUNTER/REMAIN button* (50)
H Fastext button*
I Fastext button*
J t TV/VIDEO button (6)
K DISPLAY button (50)
L WIDE button (for TV) (7)
Play)/LP (Long Play)
M SPbutton(Standard
(48)
N REC (record) button (48), (63), (75)
O (68) / INDEX SEARCH buttons
z. >
a TV power on/TV mode select button
(for TV) (7)
/ (Teletext) button (for TV) (7)
mM
Hx
P REW (rewind) button (46), (60)
Q FF (fast-forward) button (46), (60)
R PLAY button (46), (60)
S STOP button (46), (63)
T Shuttle ring (60)
*
112
Index to parts and controls
FASTEXT buttons (for TV)
Additional Information
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
U TV / VIDEO remote control switch (5)
V ?/1 (on/standby) button (6), (52)
W COMMAND MODE Switch (7)
X SMARTFILE button (81)
Y Programme number buttons (6)
Z –/– –(ten’s digit) button (6), (50)
wjINPUT SELECT button (49), (57)
wk PROG (programme) +/– buttons (6), (27)
cC
(49)
/ Teletext page access buttons (for
TV) (7)
wl 2 (volume) +/– buttons (for TV) (6)
e; JOG button (60)
ea X PAUSE button (46), (61)
Index to parts and controls
113
Additional Information
Menu chart
This VCR is equipped with an on-screen indication system which allows you a visual, quick
and easy selection of the different menus. For a total view of all the menus, please refer to the
following chart.
T I ME R
1. 1
DA T E
TI ME
T ODA Y
17 : 30
SP
SP / L P
L I ST
SE L ECT
:
SET
:
CON F I R M :
FR
PROG.
18 : 30
CT 1
VPS
PDC
OFF
OK
CHANN E L
L I ST
P ROG
CH
T I ME R
L ISTS
L I STS
S MA R T F I L E
ED I T
C H A NNE L
S E T T I NG S
SE L ECT :
SET
:
T I ME R
L I ST
L I ST
OK
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
T I ME R
DA T E
TH
TOMORROW
4. 1
MO - FR
SU - SA
- - . - - . - - . -
O P T I ON S
V I D EO O P T I ON S
AUD I O O P T I ON S
T A PE
O P T I ON S
OT HE R O P T I ON S
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
SMA R T F I L E
ED I T
PAPAS VIDEO TAPE 12
5 .2 FR 0 : 0 0 PROG
LP
25.1 PARIS-DAKAR
LP
SPORTS
11.1 NICK & MATT
LP
FILMS
:
SE L ECT
T I T L E EDIT :
:
EX I T
MENU
S E T T I NG S
T U N ER
C L OC K
L A NG U A GE
T V GU I D E
SE L ECT :
SET
:
114
NA ME
1
C2 5
CT 1
2
C3 3
CT 2
CN N
3
C2 4
4
C5 6
5
SE L ECT
:
:
MO VE P ROG
E R A S E P ROG
: C L EAR
O P T I ON S
Menu chart
P A GE
OK
P. 1
16
0H 30M
.
2H 00M
0H 30M
L I ST
TI ME
1900 20
0930 10
0000 01
2300 00
1 2 1 2 13
- - - - - - -
12. 12 SU
VPS
0
3
3
0
1
-
0
0
0
0
3
-
PROG. PDC
VPS
12 SP PDC
35 SP
44 LP
LP
L1
L2 SP
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Additional Information
V I D E O O P T I ON S
OPC
ON
ED I T
SH AR P N E S S
CO LO UR S Y S T E M
RR
O FF
NO R MA L
AU T O
NORMA L
SE L ECT :
SET
:
OK
A U D I O O P T I ON S
O FF
AUD I O M I X
HI F I
SE L ECT :
SET
:
TAPE
OK
O P T I ON S
A U T O L ON G
T A PE
N I CAM
AUD I O
P L AY
OF F
E 180
L E NG T H
SE L ECT
SET
:
:
OK
O T H E R O P T I ON S
B U Z Z ER
ON
D I MME R
DE CO D E R / L I N E 4
POWE R S A V E
R F M O DU L A T OR
T I ME R O P T I O N S
T V D I REC T REC
O FF
D EC ODER
OFF
OF F
VARY
ON
SE L ECT :
SET
:
T UN ER
P R OG . 2
D/K
NOR M A L
C2 5
CT1
OF F
ON
S Y ST EM
NORMA L / C A T V
CHAN N E L S E T
PAY - T V / CA NA L +
AF T
F I N E T U N I NG
OK
SE L ECT :
:
SET
OK
C L OC K
AU TO A D J U S T
CL OC K P ROG
MA NU A L A D J U S T
1. 1. 1999 F R
SE L ECT
SET
:
:
ON
1
CT 1
0 : 00
OK
L A NGU AG E
ENGL I S H
MA GY A R
Č E SK Ý
Ε Λ ΛH N I K A
PO L S K I
P У CC K И Й
SE L ECT :
:
E ND
TV
OK
GU I D E
P AG E
SU
P3 0
MO
P- TU
P- WE
P- TH
P- FR
P- SA
P- :
SE L ECT
: OK
SET
1
-
P ROG
3
Menu chart
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Index
A
M
Accesories supplied 4
Adjusting
picture 30, 69
tracking 69
Aerial hookup 11
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 30
Audio dubbing 76
Audio track 67
Auto Clock set 24
Auto Set Up 19
Menu options 71
Monitoring
Canal Plus 40
Changing the programme position 33
Clock setting 21
Colour system
compatible colour systems 2
setting 46
Connecting
the VCR and your TV 11, 14
to a satellite tuner 15
to a stereo system 15
to a TV with a EURO-AV connector 11
Counter 46
D
Disabling the programme positions 35
DNR (Digital Noise Reduction)
70
Dubbing. see Editing
N
H
Hi-fi audio track 67
I
Index Search 68
L
98
NICAM broadcasts 66
Normal audio track 67
recording 80
registering the contents of a recorded tape in the SmartFile label 96
selecting 85
SmartFile label 4 80
O
,
SMARTLINK 13
Automatic Power Off 13
connection 11
NexTView Download 13
One Touch Menu 13
One Touch Play 13 47
One Touch Timer 13
Preset Download 13
TV Direct Rec 13 51
P
PAY-TV 37, 40
PDC (Programme Delivery
Control) 55
Picture adjustment. See Adjusting
Playback 45
at various speeds 46, 60
frame- by- frame 61
selecting the sound 67
slow motion 61
Power save 73
Presetting channels 27
,
,
SP mode 49
Station name
changing 31
setting 31
T
Timer recording 52, 57
overlapping timer recording 65
using the ShowView system 52
R
Recording 48
bilingual programmes 66
saving 50
using the ShowView system 52
what you are watching on the TV
51
E
Editing 74
EP mode 47
EURO-AV connection 11
checking the contents of a tape 86
demonstration 79
erasing the data of an unwanted
programme 100
labelling a recorded programme
and tape 88
protecting a recorded programme
during playback 67
during recording 67
OPC (Optimum Picture Control) 69
C
SMARTFILE 78
while watching another programme 50
Timer setting
cancelling 64
changing 64
checking 64
daily/weekly recording 55, 59
Tracking adjustment. See Adjusting
Remote commander 5
RF channel 17
RR (Reality Regenerator) 69
V
S
Z
Safety tab 50
Satellite tuner
connecting 37
line through 15
setting 38
Searching
Zweiton broadcasts 66
Language selecting 26
LP mode 49
Sony Corporation Printed in France
at various speeds 60
using the index function 68
VPS (Video Programme System) 55