3-858-297-11(1)
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
PAL NTSC
G
SLV-X827MN
©1996 by Sony Corporation
SLV-X827MN
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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
The mains lead must only be changed at a
qualified service shop.
Precautions
Safety
• This unit operates on 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60
Hz. Check that the unit’s operating voltage
is identical with your local power supply.
• If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the
unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• The unit is not disconnected from the mains
as long as it is connected to the mains, even
if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the unit from the mains if you do
not intend to use it for an extended period of
time. To disconnect the lead, pull it out by
the plug, never by the lead.
Caution
Television programmes, films, video tapes and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such material may
be contrary to the provisions of the copyright
laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television
transmitter and/or programme owner.
Compatible colour systems
This VCR is designed to record and play back
using the PAL (B/G and D/K), MESECAM
(B/G and D/K), and NTSC colour systems.
Recording of video sources based on other
colour systems cannot be guaranteed.
Installing
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat buildup.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs,
blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
draperies) that may block the ventilation
slots.
• Do not install the unit near heat sources
such as radiators or air ducts, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration or shock.
• Do not install the unit in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
• Keep the unit and cassettes away from
equipment with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to
a warm location, moisture may condense
inside the VCR and cause damage to the
video head and tape. When you first install
the unit, or when you move it from a cold to
a warm location, wait for about one hour
before operating the unit.
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Introduction
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Table of contents
Getting Started
Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
Step 5:
Step 6:
Step 7:
Step 8:
Step 9:
Unpacking
Setting up the remote commander
Connecting the VCR
Tuning your TV to the VCR
Selecting a language
Presetting channels
Setting up G-CODE*
Changing/disabling programme positions
Setting the clock
Basic Operations
26 Playing a tape
30 Recording TV programmes
33 Recording TV programmes using
G-CODE
36 Setting the timer manually
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5
8
10
12
13
18
21
24
Additional Information
50 Troubleshooting
52 Specifications
53 Index to parts and controls
Back cover
Index
Additional Operations
38 Playing/searching at various
speeds
40 Recording TV programmes using
the quick timer
41 Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings
43 Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
45 Searching using the index
function
46 Adjusting the picture
47 Changing menu options
48 Editing with another VCR
* G-CODE is a trademark applied for by Gemstar Development Corp. G-CODE system is
manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
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Getting Started
Step 1
Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the VCR:
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• Remote commander
• Aerial cable
• R6 (size AA) batteries
• Audio/video cable (3-phono to
3-phono)
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Step 2
Setting up the remote commander
Inserting the batteries
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Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by
matching the + and – on the
batteries to the diagram inside the
battery compartment.
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.
Remote sensor
TV / VIDEO
To operate
Set TV / VIDEO to
the VCR
VIDEO and point at the remote sensor on the VCR
a Sony TV
TV and point at the remote sensor on the TV
Notes
• The TV/VIDEO button selects an input source of the TV from aerial in or line in.
The button does not control this VCR.
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to six months.
• If you do not use the remote commander for an extended period of time, remove
the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not mix different types of batteries.
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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
2
Set TV / VIDEO at the top of the remote commander to TV .
Hold down u, and enter your TV’s code number(s) using the number
buttons. Then release u.
Now you can use the u, VOL +/–, PROG +/–, programme number buttons,
? (ten’s digit) and TV/VIDEO buttons to control your TV. You can also
use the buttons marked with a dot (•) to control a Sony TV. To control the
VCR, reset TV / VIDEO to VIDEO .
Tip
• If you set your TV’s code number correctly while the TV is turned on, the TV turns
off automatically.
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.
Manufacturer
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Code number
1
Manufacturer
Code number
41
Sony
01* ,02,03,04,05
Inno-Hit
Aiwa
32
Irradio
20
Akai
68
ITT/Nokia
15,16,69*3
Blaupunkt
10,21
JVC
33*1
Brionvega
40
Loewe
45
C.G.M
09
Mitsubishi
27*1,28* 1,50*1,51*1
Colonad
03
Mivar
09
Dual
44
NEC
66
Emerson
03,04
Nordmende
35,42
Fenner
30,31
Orion
47,48
Ferguson
52
Panasonic
17*1,49
Gold Star
03,04,17
Philips
06*1,07* 1,08*1
Grundig
10* ,11*
Phonola
18,19
Hitachi
24
Pioneer
26
Hyper
31
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer
Code number
Saba
12,13
Sinudyne
37
Samsung
22,23
TEAC
67
Sanyo
25
Telefunken
36
Schneider
46
Thomson
43*2
Seleco
14
Toshiba
38
Sharp
29
Siemens
39
White
Westinghouse
34
You can use the WIDE button after entering a code number with any of the
following marks;
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Code number
*1: Press WIDE to switch the wide picture mode on or off.
*2: Press WIDE, then press VOL+/– to select the wide picture mode you
want.
*3: Press WIDE. The menu appears on the TV screen. Then, press CURSOR
>/./?// to select the wide picture you want and press EXECUTE.
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.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote commander, the code number
automatically resets to 01 (Sony). Reset the appropriate code number.
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Step 3
Connecting the VCR
AERIAL OUT
AERIAL IN
Mains lead
to mains
: Signal flow
1
AERIAL IN
Aerial cable
(supplied)
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV
and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the VCR.
AERIAL
OUT
IN
2
3
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Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and
the aerial input of your TV using the
supplied aerial cable.
AERIAL
OUT
IN
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
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Additional connections
To a TV that has audio/video input
jacks
This additional connection improves
picture and sound quality. Connect the
TV as shown on the right.
To a stereo system
You can improve sound quality by
connecting a stereo system as shown on
the right.
LINE IN
Audio/video cable
(supplied)
LINE OUT
AUDIO
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If you want to use the Trinitron TV
Synchro Play function (see page 29),
this connection is necessary. (If your
TV has two or more inputs, connect the
audio/video cable to the VIDEO IN 1
jacks.)
LINE OUT
LINE IN
Audio cable (not supplied)
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Step 4
Tuning your TV to the VCR
If you have connected your VCR to the TV using the audio/video cable, skip
this step.
ON/STANDBY
PROGRAM +/–
RF CHANNEL
1
ON/STANDBY
2
Press ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR.
Press RF CHANNEL on the VCR.
RF
CHANNEL
The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window.
The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV.
RF
3
Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the VCR
picture.
This channel will now be referred to as the video channel.
4
Press RF CHANNEL.
RF
CHANNEL
PROGRAM
The TV system indicator appears in the display window.
Press PROGRAM +/– to select the desired TV system. If you watch
the system B/G, select “G.” If you watch the system D/K, select
“K.”
RF
G
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Tune the TV to the same channel as that
shown in the display window so that
the picture on the right appears on the
TV screen.
SONY VIDEO CASSETTE
RECORDER
Refer to your TV manual for tuning
instructions.
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Press RF CHANNEL.
RF
CHANNEL
You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. From now on, whenever
you want to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel.
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If the picture does not appear clearly,
see “To obtain a clear picture from the
VCR” below.
To check to see if the TV tuning is correct
Set the TV to the video channel and press PROGRAM +/– on the VCR. If
the TV screen changes to a different programme each time you press
PROGRAM +/–, the TV tuning is correct
To obtain a clear picture from the VCR
If the picture does not appear clearly in step 5 above, press PROGRAM +/–
in step 5, so that another RF channel appears. Then tune the TV to the new
RF channel until a clear picture appears.
Note
• If you set the wrong TV system, you may have no sound or sound may be distorted
(noisy sound).
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Step 5
Selecting a
language
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> / . / ? / /
You can change the on-screen display
language from English to Chinese.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (I) to LANGUAGE and
press EXECUTE.
LANGUAGE /
ENGLISH
• CURSOR
SELECT
END
:
: EXECUTE
• EXECUTE
2
Press CURSOR >/. to highlight the
desired language, then press EXECUTE.
LANGUAGE /
• CURSOR
ENGLISH
• EXECUTE
12
:
: EXECUTE
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Step 6
Presetting
channels
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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First, we recommend that you preset the
receivable channels in your area using
automatic presetting. Then, if some
channels could not be preset
automatically, you can preset them
manually; if there are any unwanted
channels among the preset ones, you can
disable the channels.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> / . / ?/ /
0
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
Presetting all receivable channels automatically
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (I) to TUNER PRESET
and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
PROG 1
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
1
ON
OFF
:
:
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/./? // to move the
cursor (I) to SYSTEM, then select either
B/G or D/K, whichever is applicable in
your area. If SYSTEM is set to the wrong
position, the sound will be distorted or
noisy.
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
PROG 1
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
1
ON
OFF
:
:
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Step 6: Presetting channels (continued)
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (I) to NORMAL/CATV, then
highlight NORM.
To preset CATV channels, highlight CATV.
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
4
• CURSOR
• EXECUTE
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Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(I) to AUTO PRESET, then press
EXECUTE.
All receivable channels are preset in
numerical sequence. When no more
receivable channels can be found,
presetting stops and the picture from the
lowest numbered channel is displayed on
the TV screen.
PROG 1
TUNER PRESET
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
1
ON
OFF
:
:
PROG 1
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
1
ON
OFF
PLEASE WA I T
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Presetting channels
manually
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> /. /? / /
0
PROG+/–
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (I) to TUNER PRESET
and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
PROG 10
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
21
ON
OFF
:
:
SELECT
SET
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (I) to NORMAL/CATV, then select
NORM.
To preset CATV channels, select CATV.
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(I) to CHANNEL SET.
PROG 10
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
21
ON
:
:
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
OFF
PROG 10
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
21
ON
OFF
:
:
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Step 6: Presetting channels (continued)
4
• PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Selected programme
position
PROG 14
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
5
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR / repeatedly until the
channel you want is displayed.
Pressing CURSOR ? goes back to the
previous channels.
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
21
ON
OFF
:
:
PROG 14
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
35
ON
The channels are scanned in the following
order:
SELECT
SET
Channel coverage
System D/K
System B/G
VHF
R1–R12
NZ1–NZ9, E2–E12
UHF
R21–R69
E21–E69
CATV (TV distribution)
—
S1–S41, S01–S05
OFF
:
:
If you know the number of the channel you want, press the
programme number buttons. For example, for channel 5, first press
“0” and then press “5.”
6
• CURSOR
If the TV sound is distorted or noisy, press
CURSOR>/./?// to move the cursor (I)
to SYSTEM, then select either B/G or D/K,
whichever is applicable in your area.
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
7
8
16
PROG 14
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
35
ON
OFF
:
:
To allocate another channel to another programme position, repeat
steps 4 and 5.
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
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Disabling unwanted programme positions
After tuning the TV channels, you can disable unused programme positions.
The disabled positions will be skipped later when you press the PROG +/–
buttons. You can also disable unwanted programme positions using the SET
UP CH AND G-CODE menu (page 23).
In step 5 above, press programme number button “0” twice to display
the number “0” beside CHANNEL SET.
2
Press EXECUTE.
If the picture is not clear
Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) function automatically tunes in
channels clearly. If, however, the picture is not clear, you may also use the
manual tuning function.
1
Press PROG +/– to select the programme number for which you cannot
obtain a clear picture.
2
3
Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press EXECUTE.
Select FINE TUNING. The fine tuning meter appears.
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SET
4
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PROG 14
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
35
ON
OFF
:
Press CURSOR ?// to get a clearer picture, then press EXECUTE.
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.
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Step 7
Setting up
G-CODE
G-CODE is a feature in Sony VCRs that
simplifies programming the VCR to
make timer recordings. To use G-CODE,
each programme position needs to be
matched with its G-CODE guide
channel. To get the guide channel
numbers, look in the programme guide
for your area that features G-CODE
numbers.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> / . / ? / /
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
• If you want to record satellite
broadcasts using G-CODE, see page
20.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (I) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
The preset channels are displayed on the
screen.
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
5
56
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
–
–
–
–
–
:
:
:
GUIDE
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
CH
TIMER CLEAR
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(I) to the row on which you want to set the
guide channel.
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 50, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly.
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PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
5
56
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
–
–
–
–
–
:
:
:
GUIDE
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
CH
TIMER CLEAR
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• CURSOR
Press CURSOR / twice to highlight the
guide channel column.
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
5
56
SELECT GUIDE CH
–
–
–
–
–
CONFIRM
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to select the guide
channel number assigned in the
programme guide.
:
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
5
56
SELECT GUIDE CH
–
–
–
–
–
CONFIRM
5
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR ?// to confirm the
setting.
The cursor (I) appears in the leftmost
column.
6
CH
GUIDE
–––
–––
6
–––
–––
:
CH
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4
GUIDE
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
:
:
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
56
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
–
–
–
–
–
:
:
:
GUIDE
–––
–––
6
–––
–––
CH
TIMER CLEAR
To set the guide channel of another station, repeat steps 2 to 5.
If you want to change the programme positions of the stations,
proceed to step 2 of “Step 8: Changing/disabling programme
positions” on page 21.
7
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
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Step 7: Setting up G-CODE (continued)
Setting up G-CODE for satellite broadcasts
When your satellite tuner is connected via the AERIAL IN connector, first
you have to set the programme position for each satellite channel using the
TUNER PRESET menu. Then set the guide channel number for each satellite
channel using the SET UP CH AND G-CODE menu.
If your satellite tuner is connected via the LINE-1 IN jacks, you don’t have to
set programme positions nor guide channel numbers for satellite channels.
Skip the following operations.
1
2
3
Turn on the satellite tuner.
4
Select CHANNEL SET, then press CURSOR /
to tune the VCR to the satellite tuner.
Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press EXECUTE.
Press PROG +/– to select a programme position you want to use for
watching a satellite channel.
The channel number displayed beside
CHANNEL SET is used for receiving all
satellite broadcasts from the satellite tuner.
5
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
PROG 6
B/G D/K
NORM CATV
30
ON
OFF
:
:
Press PROG +/– to select another programme position for another
satellite channel, and press the programme number buttons to enter the
same channel number as the one displayed in step 4.
Repeat this step for all satellite channels.
6
Set the guide channel number for each programme position assigned to
the satellite channel, following the procedures in “Step 7: Setting up GCODE” on page 18.
Notes
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
• If you inadvertently entered a guide channel number, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly to reset the ”GUIDE CH” column to ”---.” ”---” appears between 1 and
255.
• The VCR does not allow entering the guide channel number, if the same number
has been set.
• If you use a satellite tuner connected via the LINE-1 IN jacks, you don’t have to
setup G-CODE. Just record a satellite programme using G-CODE, and the VCR
automatically records the programme from the LINE-1 IN jacks.
• When you record a satellite broadcast using G-CODE, you need to select the desired
channel on the satellite tuner manually.
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Step 8
After setting the channels and G-CODE
guide 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
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> / . / ?/ /
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Changing/
disabling
programme
positions
0
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
Changing programme positions
e.g. Moving the programme position from 3 to 1
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (I) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
56
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
GUIDE
16
–
–
2
–
6
12
–
– –––
:
:
:
CH
TIMER CLEAR
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(I) to the row on which you want to
change the programme position, then
press CURSOR /.
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 50, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly.
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
56
5
SELECT
SET GUIDE CH
CONFIRM
GUIDE
16
–
–
2
–
6
12
–
– –––
CH
:
:
:
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Step 8: Changing/disabling programme positions (continued)
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. until the selected
channel and guide channel row moves to
the desired programme position.
The selected channel and guide channel
are inserted at the new programme
position and the intermediate channels are
displaced to fill the gap.
4
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
12
1
2
3
3
9
4
27
56
5
SELECT
SET GUIDE CH
CONFIRM
GUIDE
–
6
16
–
–
2
12
–
– –––
CH
:
:
:
Press CURSOR ? to confirm the setting.
• CURSOR
5
6
22
To change the programme position of another station, repeat steps 2
to 4.
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
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Disabling unwanted
programme positions
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> / . / ? / /
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Getting Started
Note
• 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.
TIMER
CLEAR
0
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (I) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
56
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
GUIDE
16
–
–
2
–
6
12
–
– –––
:
:
:
CH
TIMER CLEAR
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
3
TIMER
CLEAR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(I) to the row on which you want to
disable.
5
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
4
27
56
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
GUIDE
16
–
–
2
–
6
12
–
– –––
:
:
:
CH
TIMER CLEAR
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
Press TIMER CLEAR.
The selected row will be cleared as shown
on the right.
4
SET UP CH AND G–CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
0
3
4
27
56
5
SELECT
MOVE PROG
ERASE PROG
GUIDE
16
–
–
2
– –––
12
–
– –––
:
:
:
CH
TIMER CLEAR
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for any other programme positions you want
to disable.
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
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Step 9
Setting the clock
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> / . / ? / /
You must set the time and date on the
VCR to be able to use the timer
recording features properly.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
• MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (I) to CLOCK SET and
press EXECUTE.
CLOCK SET
1 . 1 . 1 9 9 7 WED
0 : 00
• CURSOR
SELECT
SET
END
:
:
: EXECUTE
• EXECUTE
2
Press CURSOR >/. to set the date.
• CURSOR
The day of the week is set automatically.
CLOCK SET
2 7 . 1 . 1 9 9 7 MON
SELECT
SET
END
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to highlight the month
and set the month using CURSOR >/..
• CURSOR
Set the year, hour and minutes in
sequence, using CURSOR / to highlight
the item to be set, and CURSOR >/. to
select the digits.
2 7 . 1 1 . 1 9 9 7 THU
0 : 00
:
:
: EXECUTE
CLOCK SET
2 7 . 1 1 . 1 9 9 7 THU 1 5 : 0 0
SELECT
SET
END
24
:
:
: EXECUTE
CLOCK SET
SELECT
SET
END
4
0 : 00
:
:
: EXECUTE
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• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE to start the clock.
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 ? to return to the item to be
changed, and select the digits using CURSOR >/..
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Basic Operations
Playing a tape
6 EJECT
TRINITRON TV
SYNCHRO
PLAY
1
2
3
DISPLAY
4
5
6
COUNTER
RESET
7
8
9
0
REPLAY
P PAUSE
3 /# SEARCH
· P L AY
)
FF
p STOP
0
REW
COLOR SYSTEM
COUNTER RESET
1
2
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape.
The VCR turns on and starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
3
PLAY
Press · PLAY.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
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Additional tasks
To
Press
Stop play
p STOP
Pause play
P PAUSE
Resume play after pause P PAUSE or · PLAY
Search forward
) FF or # SEARCH during playback
Search backward
0 REW or 3 SEARCH during playback
Fast-forward the tape
) FF during stop
Rewind the tape
0 REW during stop
Eject the tape
6 EJECT
Replaying a recently watched scene
You can immediately rewind and playback the scene you want to watch
again.
To set the colour system
If streaks appear during playback, press COLOR SYSTEM on the VCR to
confirm to the system that the tape was recorded in. (Normally, the colour
system is correctly set whenever the tape is inserted.)
If your tape was
recorded in
Press COLOR SYSTEM until the indication
below appears in the display window.
PAL
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
MESECAM
PAL
Basic Operations
During playback, press REPLAY up to four times. The VCR rewinds the
tape 10 seconds for each press of the button, and restarts playback.
To play an NTSC-recorded tape
Set NTSC PB at the rear of the VCR according to the color system of your TV.
If your TV is
Set NTSC PB to
PAL
ON PAL TV
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 3.58
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Playing a tape (continued)
To use the time counter
At the point on the tape that you want to find later, press COUNTER RESET.
The counter in the display window resets to “0H00M00S.” Search for the
point afterwards by referring to the counter.
H
M
S
To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
Notes
• The counter resets to “0H00M00S” whenever a tape is reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion with no recording.
• If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL and NTSC systems, the time counter
reading will not be correct. This is due to the difference between the counting cycles
of the two video systems.
• Depending on your TV, the following may occur while playing an NTSC-recorded
tape:
– the picture is black and white
– the picture shakes
– no picture appears on the TV screen
– black streaks appear horizontally on the TV screen
– the colour density increases or decreases.
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Turning on the VCR and TV, and starting playback
automatically (Trinitron TV Synchro Play)
You can only use this function if your TV is made by Sony (Trinitron TV).
How to connect to use this function
Connect the VCR and TV with the audio/video cable (see “To a TV that has
phono type audio/video input jacks” on page 9.) Be sure to connect the
audio/video cable to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks on the TV if the TV has two
inputs or more. The TV must be placed where it will respond to the remote
commander while you are pointing it at the VCR.
Operation
Make sure that the TV’s power is in standby mode.
Press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY and hold the remote commander in
place for about two seconds.
The VCR and TV turn on, and the TV is set to VCR reception. If there is a
tape in the VCR, playback starts automatically.
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Notes
• If the Trinitron TV Synchro Play function does not work properly:
– Wait a few moments, and press the button again.
– Replace both of the batteries with new ones, and press the button again.
Note that this function may not operate some Sony TVs because of the remote
commander ’s signal limitations.
• Do not press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY while playing back a video tape. If
you do so, the TV’s input source will momentarily switch to the TV’s tuner.
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Recording TV
programmes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TAPE SPEED
PROG +/–
r REC
1
2
3
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
• PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme position you want to
record.
SP
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TAPE
SPEED
Press TAPE SPEED to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
LP provides recording time twice as long as SP, however, SP
produces better picture and audio quality.
LP
5
REC
Press r REC to start recording.
To stop recording
Press p STOP.
S
E
0 : 00 : 22
Remaining tape length
Time counter
Basic Operations
To check the remaining tape length
Press DISPLAY. The white bar indicates the approximate length of tape
remaining.
To watch another TV programme while recording
1 If the TV is connected to the VCR using an audio/video cable, set the
TV to TV input. If the TV is connected to the VCR using only the aerial
cable, skip this step.
2
Select another programme position on the TV.
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the safety
tab as illustrated. To record on a tape again, cover
the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Safety tab
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Recording TV programmes (continued)
To record NTSC colour system programmes
NTSC colour signals can be recorded on this VCR.
For tape speed, select SP or EP in step 4.
EP provides recording time three times as long as SP, however, SP produces
better picture quality.
When playing back, the VCR automatically detects the tape speed.
Tips
• To select a programme position, you can use the programme number buttons on the
remote commander. For two-digit numbers, press the ? (ten’s digit) button
followed by the programme number buttons.
• You can select a video source from the LINE-1 IN or the LINE-2 IN jacks using
INPUT SELECT on the VCR.
• The display appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the
information won’t be recorded on the tape.
• If you don’t want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV.
Notes
• The display does not appear during still (pause) mode or slow-motion playback.
• The display will not appear while playing an NTSC-recorded tape.
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Recording TV
programmes
using G-CODE
Just enter the programme’s G-CODE
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.
1
G-CODE
Press G-CODE.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> /. /? //
G-CODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Programme
number
buttons
SET
0
TAPE SPEED
TIMER CLEAR
Basic Operations
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the total recording time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
u
(on/standby)
G–CODE
G–CODE NO.
–– –– – –– – –
SP / LP
SP
SET
: 0–9
SP / LP : TAPE SPEED
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Recording TV programmes using G-CODE (continued)
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
0
3
TAPE
SPEED
Press the programme number buttons to
enter the programme’s G-CODE number.
If you make a mistake, press TIMER
CLEAR and re-enter the correct number.
Press TAPE SPEED to select SP or LP.
G–CODE
G–CODE NO.
82 47 7 69 1 –
ONCE
DA I L Y
:
:
:
SELECT
CONFIRM
CANCEL
G–CODE
ONCE
SELECT
CONFIRM
CANCEL
• CURSOR
SET
Select ONCE, DAILY or WEEKLY by
using CURSOR ?//, then press SET:
To record
Select
Only once
ONCE
Everyday Monday to Friday
DAILY
Once a week
WEEKLY
WEEKLY
SET
TIMER CLEAR
G–CODE NO.
82 47 7 69 1 –
4
SP / LP
SP
DA I L Y
:
:
:
SP / LP
LP
WEEKLY
SET
TIMER CLEAR
G–CODE
SP / LP
G–CODE NO.
82 47 7 69 1 –
LP
RECORDI NG T I ME
DATE
START STOP PROG
1 . 1 2 MON 2 0 : 0 0 2 2 : 0 0 5 8 LP
CANCEL :
T I MER CLEAR
The date, start and stop times, programme position, and tape speed
appear on the TV screen.
If the information is not correct, press TIMER CLEAR to cancel the
setting.
5
6
To enter another setting, repeat steps 1 to 4.
•
Press u to turn off the VCR.
The TIMER indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
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To record satellite broadcasts
If you connect the satellite tuner and the VCR, you can record satellite
programmes.
1
2
Turn on the satellite tuner.
3
4
Repeat the steps described above.
On the satellite tuner, select the satellite programme for which you wish
to make a timer setting.
Keep the satellite tuner turned on until the VCR finishes recording the
satellite programme for which you have made a timer setting.
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press u. The TIMER
indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press u to reset
the VCR after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings.
Watch another TV programme.
Tip
• To cancel the procedure, press G-CODE before pressing SET.
Note
• If the VCR beeps repeatedly, this means that:
– The G-CODE number is incorrect.
– ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY was selected incorrectly. You cannot select DAILY or
WEEKLY for a programme that airs more than seven days ahead.
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•
•
•
•
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Setting the timer
manually
u
(on/standby)
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> /. /? / /
If G-CODE is not available in your area,
follow the instructions below to set the
timer to record programmes.
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time.
• 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.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT SELECT
1
• MENU
Press MENU and select TIMER SET/
CHECK, then press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
TIMER SET / CHECK
DATE
START
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
9 . 12 TUE
STOP PROG
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
TIMER SET / CHECK
DATE
START
10 . 12WED – : – –
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
9 . 12 TUE
STOP PROG
– : – – – – SP
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
• EXECUTE
2
Set the date, start and stop times,
programme position, and tape speed:
• CURSOR
1 Press CURSOR / to highlight each
item in turn.
2 Press CURSOR >/. to set each item.
To correct a setting, press CURSOR ? to
return to that setting and reset.
To record the same programme every day or the same day every
week, press CURSOR . while the date is highlighted. For details,
see “Daily/weekly recording” on the next page.
To record from a source connected to the LINE-1 IN or the LINE-2
IN jacks, press INPUT SELECT on the VCR to display “LINE1” or
“LINE2” in the “PROG” position.
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Press CURSOR / to confirm the setting.
• CURSOR
4
5
• EXECUTE
•
The cursor (I) appears at the beginning of the line. To enter another
setting, move the cursor to the next line and repeat step 2.
Press EXECUTE.
Press u to turn off the VCR.
The TIMER indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To record from other equipment, leave the connected equipment
switched on.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
the current date n SUN-SAT n MON-SAT n MON-FRI n EVERY SAT .....
n EVERY MON n EVERY SUN n 1 month later n(dates count down)
n the current date
Basic Operations
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.
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 TAPE SPEED.
• To record NTSC signals, set the tape speed to SP or EP. To set the EP mode, display
“LP” in the tape speed position.
Note
• “TIMER” flashes in the display window when you press u with no tape inserted.
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Additional Operations
Playing/searching
at various speeds
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
& SLOW
7 FRAME
3 / #
SEARCH
· PLAY
0
REW
)
FF
· PLAY
Playback options
Operation
Fast-forward/rewind
During stop, press ) FF or 0 REW.
)
FF
0
REW
View the picture during fast- During fast-forward, hold ) FF down. During rewind, hold
forward or rewind
0 REW down.
Play at high speed
During playback or pause, press # SEARCH or 3 SEARCH. To
change direction, press the other one.
Play in slow motion
During playback or pause, press & SLOW.
Play frame by frame
During pause, press 7 FRAME. Hold the button down to play
one frame each second.
Rewind and start play
During stop, hold 0 REW on the VCR, and press · PLAY on
the VCR.
To resume normal playback
Press · PLAY.
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Using the CLICK SHUTTLE ring
With the CLICK SHUTTLE ring,
you can operate a variety of
playback options.
CLICK SHUTTLE ring
During playback or pause, turn the
CLICK SHUTTLE ring clockwise or
anticlockwise. Each change in the
CLICK SHUTTLE ring position
changes the playback mode, and the
corresponding mark appears on the TV screen for a few seconds in the
following way if the on-screen display function is on:
Playback mode
Normal speed
Double speed
High speed
X2
Mark on the TV
screen
Slow motion
Pause
Slow motion in
reverse
High speed in
reverse
Double speed in
reverse
Normal speed in
reverse
–X2
–X1
Tip
• Adjust the picture using TRACKING +/– on the VCR if:
– streaks appear while playing in slow motion
– bands appear at the top or bottom while pausing
– the picture shakes while pausing.
Notes
• The playback sound is muted during these operations.
• In 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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Recording TV
programmes
using the quick
timer
After starting recording in the normal
way, you can have the VCR stop
recording automatically after a specified
duration.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
QUICK TIMER
0
1
While recording, press QUICK TIMER on the VCR once.
2
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes.
0:00
0:30
1:00
10:30
11:00
The duration decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops
recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set to the new duration.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Tip
• You can also set the quick timer and start recording during the stop mode.
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Checking/
changing/
cancelling timer
settings
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
u
(on/standby)
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
> / . / ? //
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TIMER CLEAR
0
1
2
Press u to turn on the VCR.
Press MENU, then select TIMER SET/CHECK:
• If you want to change a setting, go on to the
next step.
• If you do not need to change the settings,
press EXECUTE, then turn off the VCR to
return to recording standby.
3
TIMER SET / CHECK
9 . 12 TUE
DATE
START STOP PROG
1 0 . 12WED 2 0 : 0 0 2 2 : 0 0 5 8 LP
6 . 1 TUE 7 : 0 0
8 : 00
6 SP
2 8 . 12 SUN 8 : 3 0 1 0 : 1 5 LINE1 LP
1 7 . 12WED 9 : 5 8 1 2 : 0 0 LINE2 SP
0 : 1 2 1 3 : 0 0 2 7 LP
MON –– SAT
EVERY SUN 2 3 : 0 0
0 : 0 0 LINE1 SP
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
Press CURSOR >/. to select the setting you want to change or cancel:
• To change the setting, press CURSOR ?// to highlight the item
you want to change, and press CURSOR >/. to reset it. Then, press
CURSOR / repeatedly until the cursor (I) appears at the beginning
of the line.
• To cancel the setting, press TIMER CLEAR.
4
Press EXECUTE.
If any settings remain, turn off the VCR to return to recording standby.
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Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (continued)
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
20 seconds
Programme 2
Will be cut off
Programme 1
20 seconds will be cut off
Programme 2
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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 SET UP MENU should
be set to NICAM (initial setting). To check the menu setting, see page 47 for
details.
To select the sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Stereo programme
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)
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Recording stereo and bilingual programmes (continued)
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
Usually mixed left/
right channels
Bilingual
Normal audio track
(monaural)
Usually main sound
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound (left/
right channels)
Main (left channel)
Sub (right channel)
Notes
• To play a tape in stereo, you must use the AUDIO OUT connections.
• When you play a tape recorded in monaural, the sound is heard in monaural
regardless of the AUDIO MONITOR setting.
• If the AUDIO MONITOR button does not function, check that AUDIO MIX in the
SET UP MENU is set to OFF.
• If HIFI AUDIO is set to STD, the standard sound will be recorded on both the hi-fi
and normal audio tracks. Pressing AUDIO MONITOR will not change the sound.
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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
of or behind the current position.
1
2
= / +
INDEX
SEARCH
Insert an indexed tape into the VCR.
Press =/+ INDEX SEARCH repeatedly to specify how many
index signals ahead or behind you want to search:
• To search ahead, press + INDEX
SEARCH.
• To search backwards, press =INDEX
SEARCH.
INDEX
SEARCH
8
The VCR starts searching and the index
number on the TV screen counts down to zero.
Playback starts automatically from that point.
To stop searching
Press p STOP.
Note
• No index signal will be added when recording starts from recording pause.
However, an index signal will be marked if you change the channel during
recording pause.
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Adjusting the picture
Adjusting the tracking
Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape
flashes in the display window, then goes off),
(the tracking indicator
distortion may occur if the tape was recorded in poor condition. If so,
manually adjust the tracking.
Press the TRACKING +/– buttons to display the
tracking meter. The distortion should disappear as
indicator
you press one of the two buttons (The
lights up). To resume automatic tracking adjustment,
eject the tape and reinsert it.
NORMAL TRACKING
Tracking meter
About Adaptive Picture Control (APC)
Adaptive Picture Control (APC) automatically
improves recording and playback quality by
adjusting the VCR to the condition of the video
heads and tape. To maintain better picture quality,
we recommend that you set APC to ON in the SET
UP MENU (with the APC indicator in the display
window lit).
SET UP MENU
BUZZER
DIMMER
HIFI AUDIO
AUDIO MIX
APC
SELECT
SET
ON
ON
STD
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
NICAM
OFF
OFF
:
:
APC playback
The APC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental
tapes and tapes that were not recorded with APC.
APC recording
Whenever you insert a tape and first start recording, the VCR adjusts to the
tape using the APC function (the APC indicator flashes rapidly). This
adjustment is retained until the tape is ejected.
To deactivate the APC
Press MENU and select SET UP MENU, then set APC to OFF. The APC
indicator in the display window goes off.
Note
• There is a delay of a few seconds before the VCR actually starts recording while the
VCR analyses the tape. To avoid the delay, first set the VCR to recording pause (the
APC indicator flashes slowly) and press r REC to have the VCR analyse the tape
(the APC indicator flashes rapidly). After the APC indicator stops flashing, press
P PAUSE to start recording immediately. If you want to start recording quickly
without using the APC function, first set the VCR to recording pause (the APC
indicator flashes slowly) and press P PAUSE to start recording.
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Changing menu options
1
Press MENU, then select SET UP MENU.
SET UP MENU
BUZZER
DIMMER
HIFI AUDIO
AUDIO MIX
APC
SELECT
SET
2
Press CURSOR >/. to select the option to
change, then press CURSOR ?// to
change the setting.
3
Press EXECUTE to return to the original
screen.
ON
ON
STD
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
NICAM
OFF
OFF
:
:
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
Menu option
Set this option to
BUZZER
ON to output a beep sound when all illogical operation is made.
OFF to deactivate it.
DIMMER
ON to make the display window dim, OFF to make it brighter.
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 43.
AUDIO MIX
ON to listen to the hi-fi and normal audio tracks at the same time.
The AUDIO MONITOR button will not function.
OFF to listen to hi-fi and normal audio tracks separately. Select the
sound using the AUDIO MONITOR button.
APC
ON to switch on the APC (Adaptive Picture Control) function and
improve picture quality, OFF to switch off APC.
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Editing with another VCR
How to connect to record on this VCR
TV
This VCR (Recorder)
LINE-2 IN
Other VCR (Player)
LINE OUT
VMC-810MS audio/video cable
(not supplied)
: Signal flow
How to connect to a stereo system
Connect LINE-2 IN AUDIO on this VCR to the audio output jacks on the
stereo system, using the RK-C510KS audio cable (not supplied).
Tips
• Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
• If the other VCR is a monaural type, connect the audio plug to the AUDIO L (white)
jack. The sound is recorded on both right and left channels. When connecting to
the AUDIO R (red) jack, the sound is recorded only on the right channel.
• If you connected this VCR to both the LINE IN and LINE OUT jacks of the other
VCR, select the input correctly to prevent a humming noise.
• You can also use the LINE-1 IN jacks instead.
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Operation (when recording on this VCR)
P PAUSE
Before you start editing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT to display “L2”
in the display window.
• Press TAPE SPEED to select the tape
speed (SP or LP for the PAL system,
and SP or EP for the NTSC system).
r REC
1
Insert a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other
(playback) VCR. Search for the point to start playback and set it to
playback pause.
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR.
Search for the point to start recording and press P PAUSE.
3
4
Press r REC on this VCR and set it to recording pause.
To start editing, press the P PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at the same
time.
To stop editing
Press the p STOP buttons on both VCRs.
Tips
• To edit more precisely, press the P PAUSE buttons on the VCRs to release pause.
• To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press P PAUSE on this VCR when an
unwanted scene begins. When it ends, press P PAUSE again to resume recording.
Note
• If you start recording following the procedure above, the VCR won’t start recording
with the APC function. To record a tape with the APC function, press r REC again
during recording pause in step 3 so that the VCR analyses the tape. Then when you
start recording in step 4, press P PAUSE after the APC indicator stops flashing. If
you press P PAUSE before the APC indicator stops flashing, the APC function is
cancelled.
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Remedy
The ON/STANDBY switch
does not function.
• Connect the mains lead to mains securely.
The power is turned on but the
VCR does not operate.
• Moisture condensation occurs. Turn the power off,
unplug the mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for
over one hour.
The clock has stopped and
“–:– –” lights in the display
window.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than an hour. Reset the clock (and
timer).
The playback picture does not
appear on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are
using a monitor, set it to video input.
The picture is not clear.
• Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons.
• Make sure the colour system is set to the system that
the tape was recorded in.
• The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video
heads using the Sony V-25CL video head cleaning
cassette. If this cleaning cassette is not available in your
area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony
service facility (a standard service charge will be
required). Do not use a commercially available wettype cleaning cassette, as it may damage the video
heads.
• The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult
your local Sony service facility for more information.
• Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor.
Playback
Clock
Power
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your
nearest Sony service facility.
The picture rolls vertically
during picture search.
The picture has no sound.
• The tape is defective. Use a new tape.
The sound is unstable or has an
echo.
• When you play a tape with the same sound recorded
on both the hi-fi and normal sound tracks, make sure
the AUDIO MIX option in the SET UP MENU is set to
OFF.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
• Normal picture
• Rough picture
• Unclear picture
• No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
initial
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Recording
Remedy
No TV programmes appear
on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are
using a monitor, set it to video input.
TV reception is poor.
• Adjust the TV aerial.
• Make sure SYSTEM (B/G or D/K) in the TUNER
PRESET menu is set to the system in your area.
The tape starts playing as soon
as it is inserted.
• The safety tab has been removed. To record on this
tape, cover the tab hole.
The tape is ejected when you
press r REC.
• Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Nothing happens when you
press r REC.
• Make sure the tape is not at its end.
• Select the correct source with the INPUT SELECT
button. Select a programme position when recording
TV programmes; select “L1” or “L2” when recording
from other equipment.
The timer does not operate.
•
•
•
•
•
No tape can be inserted.
• Check that a tape isn’t already in the tape
compartment.
The remote commander does
not function.
• Make sure you are pointing the remote commander at
the remote sensor on the VCR.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote commander with
new ones if they are weak.
• Make sure the TV / VIDEO remote control switch is
set correctly.
You cannot control other TVs.
• Set your TV’s code number. The code number resets to
01 when you replace the batteries of the remote
commander.
The tracking indicator does not
appear on the screen.
• The recording condition of the tape is very poor and
tracking cannot be adjusted, or the NTSC system is
being used.
The VCR needs to be cleaned.
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a dry, soft
cloth, or a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine.
Others
Timer recording
Symptom
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a programme has been set for timer
recording.
• Make sure your timer settings have not already passed
the current time.
• Check that the satellite tuner is turned on.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than an hour. Reset the clock and timer.
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Specifications
System
General
Channel coverage
VHF R1 to R12, E2 to E12, NZ1 to NZ9
UHF E21 to E69, R21 to R69
CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S41
RF output signal
UHF channels 21 to 69
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Power requirements
110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
22 W
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Approx. 430 × 109 × 308 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 4.5 kg
Inputs and outputs
LINE-1 IN and LINE-2 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1 each)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced, sync
negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (2 each)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
LINE OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jack (2)
Standard output: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
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Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Audio/video cable (3-phono to 3-phono) (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Index to parts and controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Front panel
1
ON/STANDBY switch/indicator
(10)
2
Tape compartment
3
PROGRAM/TRACKING +/–
buttons (10, 46)
4
6 EJECT button (27)
5
0 REW button (27, 38)
6
) FF button (27, 38)
7
CLICK SHUTTLE ring (39)
8
· PLAY button (26, 38)
9
r REC button (31)
0
p STOP button (27, 31)
! ¡ P PAUSE button (27, 49)
!™ RF CHANNEL button (10)
! £ COLOR SYSTEM button (27)
! ¢ TAPE SPEED button (31)
!
INPUT SELECT button (32, 36)
! § LINE-2 IN AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (48)
! ¶ COUNTER RESET button (28)
! • Remote sensor (5)
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Rear panel
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1
Mains lead (8)
4
AERIAL OUT connector (8)
2
LINE-1 IN AUDIO L/R/VIDEO jacks
(48)
5
AERIAL IN connector (8)
6
3
NTSC PB switch (27)
LINE OUT AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (9)
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Display window
TIMER REC
APC SP
NTSC EP
LP
PAL
NICAM STEREO
H
M
RF
GK
S
1
TIMER indicator (34, 37)
8
TV system indicator (10)
2
REC indicator
9
RF indicator (10)
0
Line/programme position indicator
(10, 30)
3
(tracking) indicator (46)
4
APC indicator (46)
5
Tape speed indicator (31)
6
NICAM indicator (43)
7
STEREO indicator (43)
! ¡ Time counter/clock indicator (28)
!™ Colour system indicator (27)
! £ Tape indicator
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Remote commander
1
TV / VIDEO remote control switch
(5)
2
6 EJECT button (27)
3
Menu operation buttons (12)
MENU button
CURSOR >/ . / ? // buttons
EXECUTE button
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
4
WIDE button (For TV) (7)
5
TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY
button (29)
6
DISPLAY button (28)
7
COUNTER RESET button (28)
8
TIMER CLEAR button (23, 34, 41)
9
QUICK TIMER button (40)
! º TAPE SPEED button (31)
! ¡ r REC button (31)
!™ & SLOW button (38)
! £ 7FRAME button (38)
! ¢ REPLAY button (27)
!
56
=/ + INDEX SEARCH buttons
(45)
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! § u (on/standby) switch (34, 37)
! ¶ AUDIO MONITOR button (43)
! • TV/VIDEO button (for TV) (5)
! ª G-CODE button (33)
@º Programme number/?(ten’s
digit) buttons (33)
1
2
3
@¡ SET button (34)
4
5
6
@
™ PROG +/– buttons (16, 30)
7
8
9
@£ VOL +/– buttons (for TV)
0
@¢ P PAUSE button (27)
@ 3/# SEARCH buttons (27, 38)
@§ · PLAY button (27)
@¶ ) FF button (27, 38)
@• p STOP button (27, 31)
@ª 0 REW button (27, 38)
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Index
A, B
H
Accessories supplied 4
Adjusting
picture 17, 39, 46
tracking 39, 46
Aerial hookup 8
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 17
APC (Adaptive Picture
Control) 46
Audio track 44
AV connection 9
Hi-fi audio track
C
Cancelling timer settings 41
Changing timer settings 41
Cleaning the video
heads 50
Clock setting 24
Colour system
compatible colour
systems 2
setting 27
Connecting
the VCR and your TV 8
to a TV with audio/
video jacks 9
Counter 28
D
Disabling programme
position 17, 23
Dubbing. See Editing
S
43
L
Safety tab 31
Searching
at various speeds
using the index
function 45
SP mode 31
Language selecting 12
LP mode 31
T, U, V, W, X, Y
I, J, K
Index searching 45
M
Monitoring
during playback 44
during recording 43
N, O
NICAM broadcasts 43
Normal audio track 44
NTSC-recorded tapes 27
P
Picture adjustment. See
Adjusting
Playback 26
at various speeds 38
frame-by-frame 38
slow motion 38
Presetting channels 13
Quick timer
Z
ZWEITON broadcasts
43
40
R
Editing 46
EP mode 32
Recording 30
bilingual
programmes 43
saving 31
stereo programmes 43
using G-CODE 33
while watching another
programme 31
Remote commander 5
G-CODE
recording 33
setting 18
Guide channel setting
up 18
Timer recording 36
cancelling timer
settings 41
changing timer
settings 41
checking timer
settings 41
daily/weekly
recording 37
overlapping timer
recordings 42
using G-CODE 33
Tracking adjustment. See
Adjusting
Trinitron TV Synchro
Play 29
Q
E, F
G
38
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