ProScan PSVR65 Specifications

U SER M ANUAL
Model PSVR65
Important Information
WARNING
WARNING
To reduce the risk of
fire or shock hazard, do
not expose this VCR to
rain or moisture.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates
Òdangerous voltageÓ inside the
product that presents a risk of
electric shock or personal injury.
This symbol indicates important
instructions accompanying the
product.
Cautions
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot,
fully insert.
ATTENTION: Pour Žviter les chocs Žlectriques, introduire la lame la plus large de la
fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqœ au fond.
Refer to the identification/rating label on the back of the product for the proper operating
voltage.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may
void the userÕs authority to operate it.
This reminder is provided to call your attention to Article 820-40 of the
National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1)
which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system
of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card and return it immediately. Returning this card allows us to contact you if
needed.
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the
serial and model numbers in case you need them. The numbers are located on the back of the VCR.
PSVR65
Model No. ___________________________________________________________________
Serial No. ____________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: _______________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: ______________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Hooking Up the VCR
Choosing a Hookup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Antenna or Cable System Without a Cable Box . . . . . . . .3
Cable System With Cable Box to
Unscramble All Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Cable System With Cable Box to
Unscramble Only Pay Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Digital Satellite Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
Connecting Two VCRs for Copying Tapes . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Setting Up the VCR
Startup
Check Accessories With VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Attach Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Insert Batteries in Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Use the on-Screen Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Turn on the TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Turn on the VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Set Up a Digital Satellite
Receiver and Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-13
Use the CHANNELS Menu to Set Up
a Digital Satellite Receiver or Cable Box . . .13
Set Up Clock and Auto Channel Search . . . . . . . . .14
Use SETUP menu to Auto Clock Set . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Use SETUP menu to Auto Channel Search . . . . . .15
Set Up VCR Plus+ Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Program VCR for VCR1 or VCR2¥DVD Buttons .16
Add or Remove Channels From VCRÕs Memory .16
Select a Language/Choisissez une Langue . . . . . .16
Use TV¥VCR Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Set Auto TV/VCR Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Using the Remote Control
Light Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Component Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
VCR Function Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
TV, Cable Box, and Satellite Receiver
Function Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Controlling the VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Controlling a Laserdisc Player or DVD Component . . .21
Controlling a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Controlling a Cable Box or a Satellite Receiver . . . . . . .23
Controlling an Auxiliary Component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Playing a Tape
To Play a Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Using the Playback Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-32
Auto Play Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Pause for Stop-Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Slow Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Picture Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Frame Advance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Automatic Tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Manual Tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
DISPLAY Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Program Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Time Counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Auto Repeat Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Tape Playback HI-FI/LINEAR/MIX Feature . . . .30
Pro-Tect Plusª Locking Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Index Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Go-To Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Blank Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Playback and Recording Feature
COMMERCIALAADVANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-34
Recording a Program
Basic Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Recording Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Program Express Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Express Recording (XPR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Recording While YouÕre Away
VCR Plus+ and Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . .38-43
Recording Broadcast Stereo TV or SAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Using Two VCRs for Copying
and Editing Tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47
Reference
Controls (Front Panel, Back Panel,
and Display Panel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-50
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Cleaning the VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-54
Questions and Answers About
CommercialAAdvanceª . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
1
Hooking Up the VCR
Hooking Up the VCR
The hookups on pages 3 through 7 are divided into two hookup types: Basic (A) and Advanced
(B and C).
The basic hookup shows the backs of TVs that have only an antenna/cable connection. It is the
easier of the two and additional accessories may not be needed.
The advanced hookup shows the VCR hooked up to a TV with audio and video jacks. This
connection may improve the picture quality as well as convenience of operation.
Choosing a Hookup
Answer the questions to choose the hookup for your VCR.
1. How does your TV receive signals?
Choose one answer from below.
A. Outside antenna Ð Turn to page 3.
B. Rabbit ears (set-top) and/or bow tie antenna Ð Turn to page 3.
C. Cable System Ð Go to question 3.
D. Satellite System and another source (A, B, C) Ð Go to question 3.
2. What type of cable-TV system* do you have?
Choose one answer from below.
A. Cable without a box Ð Turn to page 3.
B. Cable box to unscramble all the channels Ð Turn to page 4.
C. Cable box to unscramble only pay channels, such as HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc. Ð Turn to page 5.
*You may need to contact your local cable company for assistance.
3. What type of satellite system do you have?
Choose one answer from below.
A. Satellite receiver connected to TV without audio/video inputs Ð Turn to page 6.
B. Basic satellite receiver connected to TV with audio/video inputs Ð Turn to page 7.
C. Deluxe satellite receiver connected to TV with audio/video inputs Ð Turn to page 7.
Optional Hookups
How to Hook Up Two VCRs for Copying Tapes
1. Select a hookup by answering the questions above.
2. Then modify the connections as shown on page 8.
2
Antenna or Cable System Without a Cable Box
Antenna or Cable System Without a Cable Box
Basic Hookup
Use this hookup for a simple connection which
requires fewer accessories.
1. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on back of VCR to
either channel 3 or 4.
Tune the TV to this channel and use the
TV¥VCR button to watch the VCR.
From Antenna
or Cable
300/75 Ohm
Adapter
Back of VCR
IN
MONO
L
OR
FROM
ANTENNA
L
R
VIDEO
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
TO
TELEVISION
CH
AUDIO
3
2. Connect as shown.
This connection may require additional
accessories not provided.
4
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
3. Plug in power cords of VCR and TV.
75 to 75/300 Ohm
Separator
4. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
VHF
OR
UHF
Cable/
Antenna
Back of TV
Advanced Hookup
Use this hookup for slightly improved picture
quality, hi-fi stereo playback, and more convenient
operation Ñ use of TV¥VCR button not required.
1. Connect as shown.
This connection requires additional
accessories not provided.
If your TV is not stereo, a Y-adapter may be
required to hear sound from both channels.
2. Plug in power cords of VCR and TV.
3. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
You will tune the TV to its video input to
watch the VCR.
Set the Auto TV/VCR feature to OFF.
(See page 17.)
300/75 Ohm
Adapter
Back of VCR
From Antenna
or Cable
IN
MONO
L
L
R
R
FROM
ANTENNA
VIDEO
IN
IN
OR
OUT
OUT
OUT
TO
TELEVISION
CH
AUDIO
3
Audio/Video Cables
4
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
VIDEO
INPUT
RIGHT
OUT AUDIO
S-VIDEO
IN
L/
MONO
CABLE /
ANTENNA
Back of TV
3
Hooking Up the VCR
Cable System with Cable Box to Unscramble All Channels
Position Cable Box
Position the remote-controllable cable box on top
of the VCR. You may need to position it at
different angles before the VCR can control it.
Make sure the cable box does not cover the
transmitting window on top of the VCR.
Cable Box
Transmitting
Windows
Remote Sensor
Basic Hookup
Use this hookup for a simple connection which
requires fewer accessories.
1. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on back of VCR to
either channel 3 or 4.
You will tune the TV to this channel and use
the TV¥VCR button to watch the VCR.
From Cable
Back of VCR
RF Coaxial
Cable
IN
OUT
IN
MONO
L
Cable Box
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
TO
TELEVISION
CH
AUDIO
3
2. Connect as shown.
This connection may require additional
accessories not provided.
4
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
75 to 75/300 Ohm
Separator
3. Plug in power cords of VCR, TV, and
cable box.
VHF
4. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
OR
UHF
Cable/
Antenna
Back of TV
Advanced Hookup
Use this hookup for slightly improved picture
quality, hi-fi stereo playback, and more convenient
operation Ñ use of TV¥VCR button not required.
1. Connect as shown.
This connection requires additional
accessories not provided.
If your TV is not stereo, a Y-adapter may be
required to hear sound from both channels.
2. Plug in power cords of VCR, TV, and
cable box.
3. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
You will tune the TV to its video input to
watch the VCR.
Set the Auto TV/VCR feature to OFF.
(See page 17.)
Caution: The unauthorized recording of satellite
broadcasts, television programs, or other
materials may infringe the rights of others.
4
Cable Box
From Cable
IN
OUT
RF Coaxial
Cable
Back of VCR
IN
MONO
L
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
CH
AUDIO
3
Audio/Video Cables
4
TO
TELEVISION
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
VIDEO
INPUT
RIGHT
OUT AUDIO
S-VIDEO
L/
MONO
Back of TV
IN
CABLE /
ANTENNA
Cable System with Cable Box to Unscramble Only Pay Channels
Cable System with Cable Box to Unscramble Only Pay Channels
(such as HBO, Showtime, Pay-Per-View, etc.)
Position Cable Box
Position the remote-controllable cable box on top
of the VCR. You may need to position it at
different angles before the VCR can control it.
Make sure the cable box does not cover the
transmitting window on top of the VCR.
Cable Box
Transmitting
Windows
Remote Sensor
Basic Hookup
Use this hookup for a simple connection which
requires fewer accessories.
1. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on back of VCR to
either channel 3 or 4.
You will tune the TV to this channel and use
the TV¥VCR button to watch the VCR.
From Cable
Back of VCR
Cable Box
IN
RF Coaxial
Cable
IN
MONO
L
OUT
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
TO
TELEVISION
CH
AUDIO
3
4
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
2. Connect as shown.
This connection may require additional
accessories not provided.
75 to 75/300 Ohm
Separator
3. Plug in power cords of VCR, TV, and
cable box.
VHF
4. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
UHF
OR
Cable/
Antenna
Back of TV
Advanced Hookup
Use this hookup for slightly improved picture
quality, hi-fi stereo playback, and more convenient
operation Ñ use of TV¥VCR button not required.
Cable Box
From Cable
IN
1. Connect as shown.
This connection requires additional
accessories not provided.
Back of VCR
3. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
You will tune the TV to its video input to
watch the VCR. All pay channels are viewed
through the VCR.
IN
MONO
L
If your TV is not stereo, a Y-adapter may be
required to hear sound from both channels.
2. Plug in power cords of VCR, TV, and
cable box.
OUT
Signal
Splitter
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
CH
AUDIO
3
4
TO
TELEVISION
Audio/Video Cables
RF Coaxial
Cable
(supplied)
VIDEO
INPUT
RIGHT
OUT AUDIO
S-VIDEO
L/
MONO
IN
CABLE /
ANTENNA
Back of TV
5
Hooking Up the VCR
Digital Satellite Receiver
Position the Receiver
Position the receiver above the VCR. You may
need to position it at different angles before the
VCR can control it. Make sure the receiver does
not cover the transmitting window on top of the
VCR.
Do not stack electronic components or other
objects on top of the satellite receiver. The slots on
top of the receiver must be left uncovered to allow
proper airflow to the unit. Blocking the airflow to
the unit could impair performance or damage your
receiver and other components. Also, do not stack
the satellite receiver on top of a Òhot componentÓ
such as an audio power amplifier.
Satellite Receiver
Remote Sensor
Transmitting
Windows
Basic Hookup
Use this hookup if your TV does not have
audio/video jacks.
1. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on the back of the
satellite receiver to either channel 3 or 4.
You will tune the VCR to this channel or its
line input (L1) to record from the receiver.
From
Cable, Cable Box
or Antenna
From
Satellite
Dish
Back of Satellite Receiver
CH3
SATELLITE IN
CH4
IN FROM ANT
OUT TO TV
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
R
AUDIO
L
To watch the satellite receiver, turn off the
VCR.
RF Coaxial Cable
If you want to watch or record the signal
from your antenna, cable, or cable box, make
sure the satellite receiver is turned off.
Audio/Video Cables
(supplied)
IN
MONO
L
2. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on back of VCR to
either channel 3 or 4.
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
TO
TELEVISION
CH
AUDIO
3
4
Back of VCR
You will tune the TV to this channel and use
the TV¥VCR button to watch the VCR.
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
3. Connect as shown.
This connection may require additional
accessories not provided.
4. Plug in power cords of VCR, TV, and
receiver.
5. Go to page 9 for VCR setup.
Caution: The unauthorized recording of satellite
broadcasts, television programs, or other materials
may infringe the rights of others.
6
75 to 75/300 Ohm
Separator
VHF
OR
UHF
Cable/
Antenna
Back of TV
RCA Satellite Receiver
Digital Satellite Receiver
Advanced Hookup with Basic
Receiver
Use this hookup if your TV has audio/video jacks
and your receiver has one set of AUDIO/VIDEO
jacks.
From
Cable, Cable Box
or Antenna
From
Satellite
Dish
Back of Satellite Receiver
CH3
SATELLITE IN
CH4
IN FROM ANT
1. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on back of receiver
to either channel 3 or 4.
You will tune the VCR to this channel to
record from the satellite receiver.
To watch the satellite receiver, tune your TV
to its video input channel.
OUT TO TV
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
IN
MONO
L
FROM
ANTENNA
L
IN
IN
RIGHT
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
OUT AUDIO
S-VIDEO
IN
CABLE /
ANTENNA
L/
MONO
Back of TV
From
Satellite
Dish
From
Cable Box
or Antenna
Back of Satellite Receiver
CH3
SATELLITE IN
CH4
IN FROM ANT
OUT TO TV
S-VIDEO
R
AUDIO
L
Audio/Video Cables
(supplied)
Back of VCR
IN
MONO
L
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
4. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
4
VIDEO
INPUT
VIDEO
3. Plug in power cords of VCR, TV, and
receiver.
TO
TELEVISION
CH
3
Audio/Video Cables
(supplied)
Advanced Hookup with Deluxe
Receiver
2. Connect as shown.
This connection may require additional
accessories not provided.
OUT
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
4. Plug in power cords of VCR, TV, and
receiver.
5. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
To watch the satellite receiver, tune your TV
to its video input channel.
VIDEO
R
R
3. Connect as shown.
This connection may require additional
accessories not provided.
To record from the satellite receiver, you will
tune the VCR to its line input (L1).
L
RF Coaxial Cable
2. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on back of receiver
to either channel 3 or 4.
You will tune the TV to this channel and use
the TV¥VCR button to watch the VCR.
1. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on back of receiver
to either channel 3 or 4.
You will tune the TV to this channel and use
the TV¥VCR button to watch the VCR.
AUDIO
Back of VCR
If you want to watch or record the signal
from your antenna, cable, or cable box, make
sure the satellite receiver is turned off.
Use this hookup if your TV has audio/video jacks
and your receiver has two sets of AUDIO/VIDEO
jacks.
R
OUT
OUT
OUT
CH
AUDIO
3
4
TO
TELEVISION
Audio/Video Cables
VIDEO
INPUT
RIGHT
OUT AUDIO
S-VIDEO
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
IN
L/
MONO
CABLE /
ANTENNA
Back of TV
7
Hooking Up the VCR
Connecting Two VCRs for Copying Tapes
Basic Hookup
Use this hookup for a simple connection which
requires fewer accessories.
Playback VCR
From Antenna, Cable
or Cable Box
IN
MONO
L
1. Select a hookup from pages 2 - 7, and then
modify with this connection.
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
2. Set the CH3 CH4 switch on the playback
VCR to either channel 3 or 4.
You will tune the recording VCR to this
channel to receive the signal from the
playback VCR.
3
Recording VCR
RF Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
TO
TELEVISION
CH
AUDIO
3
4
RF Coaxial
Cable
Audio/Video
Cables
4. Plug in power cords of VCRs and TV.
4
IN
MONO
L
3. Connect as shown.
This connection may require additional
accessories not provided.
TO
TELEVISION
CH
AUDIO
or
5. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
Use the previously selected
hookup to the TV.
Caution: The unauthorized recording of satellite
broadcasts, television programs, or other
materials may infringe the rights of others.
Advanced Hookup
Use this hookup for slightly improved copy
quality and more convenient operation Ñ use of
TV¥VCR button not required.
Playback VCR
IN
MONO
L
1. Select a hookup from pages 2 - 7, and then
modify with this connection.
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
CH
3
2. Connect as shown.
This connection requires additional
accessories not provided.
If your other VCR is not stereo, plug this
VCR into the AUDIO L MONO jack of the
other VCR to hear sound from both channels.
OUT
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
Audio/Video
Cables
4
TO
TELEVISION
Recording
VCR
From Antenna, Cable
or Cable Box
IN
MONO
L
FROM
ANTENNA
L
VIDEO
R
R
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
CH
AUDIO
3
4
TO
TELEVISION
3. Plug in power cords of VCRs and TV.
4. Go to page 9 for VCR setup information.
You will select the line input (audio/video)
on the recording VCR to receive the signal
from the playback VCR.
8
RF Coaxial
Cable
Audio/Video
Cables
or
Use the previously selected
hookup to the TV.
Setting Up the VCR
Setting Up the VCR
Now that you have properly connected the TV and VCR, you are ready to set up the VCR to meet your personal needs.
This section discusses the basic setup necessary for your VCR to operate properly.
Startup
Check Accessories With VCR
Contact your dealer if any items are missing.
SAT•CABLE
VCR
1
PWR VCR•DVD AUX
TV
2
REW
PLAY
REC
STOP
4 “AAA” Batteries
FF
PAUSE
SEARCH
DISPLAY
VOL
VOL
CHAN
C HA N
MUTE
PREV CH
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
8
RF Coaxial Cable
(Stock No. 221396)
TV•VCR
INPUT
0
U
EN
SPEED
G
M
•
M
O
C
PR
CLEAR
EDIT
F.ADV
e
MOVE
+
SLOW
_
4
TRACKING
3
Remote
(Stock No. 232843)
Power Cord
(Stock No. 218104)
Attach Power Cord to Back of VCR
1st
2nd
9
Startup
Insert Batteries In Remote
Use the On-Screen Menu System
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
7
0
EN
M
G
Press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU. Then use the number button on
the remote that corresponds to the number on the menu to select (or change) an item.
Using the number button allows you to point and select a menu item at the same time.
•
M
O
Using the Number Buttons
PR
U
Point and Select is the method you use to move through the menu system. There are two
ways to access (or change) a menu or feature: number buttons and arrow buttons. Only
the number buttons are referenced throughout this manual to explain the VCR features
and operations.
MOVE
Remote
Using the Arrow Buttons
Press MENU¥PROG on the remote or MENU on the VCR to display the VCR MAIN
MENU. Then use the
or
arrow button to point to a menu or item. Press
MENU¥PROG on the remote or MENU on the VCR to select (or change) the item.
The and arrow buttons move from one location to another. Use these buttons to
select a function such as minutes or hours during clock set. Then use the up and down
arrows to change.
Turn On the TV
1. Turn on the TV.
2. If you use one of the basic hookups, tune the TV to the channel selected with the
CH3 CH4 switch on back of VCR.
If you used one of the advanced hookups, tune the TV to the TVÕs video input. (See
TV ownerÕs manual for details.)
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MENU
CLEAR CHANNEL
DISPLAYTRACKING
Buttons Located
Behind Left
Setting Up the VCR
Turn On the VCR
1. Press VCR1 on the remote.
The first time you turn on the VCR, the SETUP menu will appear. Follow the
steps on the screen to automatically set-up a satellite receiver or cable box,
set the time, auto channel search, and select some feature options.
■ Press number button 1 on the remote to Begin setup. Proceed to Auto
satellite receiver and/or cable box Setup.
■
SETUP
The setup procedure
will help you configure
your VCR. Would you
like to begin the
setup procedure now?
1 Begin setup
2 Cancel
Press number button 2 on the remote to Cancel the setup.
If you choose not to use the SETUP menu, follow the steps below to
manually set up the VCR so it will operate properly.
If the SETUP menu does not appear, or you prefer, you can manually select
the SETUP menu. Each of these features may also be performed individually.
To manually select the SETUP menu.
■ Press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
■
Press 5 to display the SETUP menu.
Set Up a Digital Satellite Receiver and/or Cable Box
The DSS and cable box setups allow the VCR to record programs from a compatible
cable box and/or satellite receiver.
■
The VCR will turn on a digital satellite receiver and tune it to the channel you
want to record during timer recordings. Position the receiver above the VCR
to receive the infrared remote signal. (See pages 6-7.)
■
If your cable box can be controlled by remote, the VCR may be able to tune it
to the channel you want to record during VCR Plus+ and timer recordings.
Position the remote-controllable cable box on top of the VCR to receive the
infrared remote signal. (See pages 4-5.)
Set Up a Digital Satellite Receiver
1. Satellite receiver not used:
Press 2. Setup is not required.
Satellite receiver used:
Press 1 to continue.
2. Press two numbers on the remote to enter the channel that your VCR
receives signals from the receiver. Press 0 before a single-digit number.
Valid numbers are 02 Ð 69. Channels 3 and 4 are typical selections; however,
some satellite receiver models permit you to use a vacant UHF channel.
Refer to your receiver ownerÕs manual for details.
If you connected your receiver to the VCR using the receiverÕs
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jacks, press INPUT to select VIDEO1 or VIDEO2.
Press CLEAR on the remote to correct an entry.
3. Press MENU¥PROG to proceed.
SETUP
Would you like to set
up the VCR to control
a DSS receiver?
1 Yes
2 No
DSS SETUP
On what ANTENNA channel
does the VCR receive
signals from the DSS
receiver?
-Press 02-69 or INPUT
Press MENU to exit
ÒThe VCR will now receive all signals from the DSS receiver onÓÐ Ð message
appears.
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Startup
Set Up a Digital Satellite Receiver (continued)
DSS SETUP
Digital satellite receiver turned on:
The VCR will now
receive all signals
from the DSS receiver
on ANTENNA channel 03
(or CABLE CHANNEL 03).
The receiver turned on and tuned to channel 200. Press 1 and proceed to
CABLE BOX SETUP.
Press MENU to proceed
4. Press MENU¥PROG to proceed.
The VCR will now turn on and tune your receiver to the correct channel during
timer recordings. Ð Ð Ð DSS will appear for channels 100 and over in the timer
program menu.
Digital satellite receiver did not turn on:
If your receiver does not turn on, try repositioning the receiver and press 2 to
try again.
Did the DSS receiver
turn on and tune to
channel 200?
1 YES, setup complete
2 NO, try again
3 NO, cancel setup
Cancel digital satellite receiver setup:
Press 3 to cancel DSS SETUP. The VCR will not turn on or control the receiver.
Set Up a Cable Box
5. Set up the VCR to control a cable box:
SETUP
Would you like to set
up the VCR to control
a cable box?
Press 1 if you would like to set up the VCR to control a cable box.
Press 2 if you do not want to set up the VCR to control a cable box.
6. Cable box not used for all channels:
Press 2. Setup is not required. Skip to Set Time and Date.
Cable box used for all channels:
Press 1 to continue.
Press two numbers on the remote to enter the channel that your VCR receives
signals from your cable box. Press 0 before a single-digit number. Valid
numbers are 01 Ð 13.
If you connected your cable box to the VCR using the boxÕs AUDIO/VIDEO
OUT jacks, press INPUT to select VIDEO1 or VIDEO2.
Press CLEAR on the remote to correct an entry.
7. Press MENU¥PROG to proceed.
The VCR will now receive all signals from the cable box on channel Ð Ð message
appears.
8. Press MENU¥PROG to proceed.
9. Manually Controlled Cable Box:
You are finished with cable box setup. Repeatedly press MENU¥PROG to exit
CABLE BOX SETUP. Proceed to Set the Time and Date.
Remote Controlled Cable Box:
Enter your cable box code from the chart on the next page and follow the onscreen directions. The VCR changes the cable box from channel 02 to channel 09
when you enter the correct code for your cable box.
If none of the codes work, try repositioning the cable box and entering the codes
again. If the codes still do not work, this VCR cannot control your cable box
during VCR plus+ or timer recordings. Press MENU¥PROG to exit the CABLE
BOX SETUP. Proceed to Set the Time and Date.
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1 Yes
CABLE BOX SETUP
Do you use your cable
box to receive ALL
channels?
1 Yes
2 No
CABLE BOX SETUP
On what channel does
the VCR receive signals
from the cable box
(usually 3, 4, or video)
--
CABLE BOX SETUP
The VCR will now
receive all signals
from the cable box
on channel 03
CABLE BOX SETUP
Enter the code for your
cable box from the
list in your User's
Manual.
-CABLE BOX SETUP
Please turn on the
cable box and tune
it to channel 2.
CABLE BOX SETUP
Did the cable box
tune to channel 9?
1 YES, setup is complete
2 NO, try again
Setting Up the VCR
Set Up a Digital Satellite Receiver and/or Cable Box (continued)
Compatible Cable Box Control
Brand of Cable-TV Box*
ABC
Anvision
Cablestar
Eagle
Eastern International
General Instrument
Hamlin
Hitachi
Jerrold
Macom
Magnavox
NSC
Oak
Oak Sigma
Panasonic
Philips
Pioneer
Randtek
RCA
Regal
Regency
Samsung
Scientific Atlanta
Sylvania
Teknika
Texscan
Tocom
Unika
Universal
Viewstar
Warner Amex
Zenith
Code Number(s)
53,54
07, 08
07, 08
07,08
02
04, 05, 15, 23, 24, 25, 30, 36
12, 13, 34,48
37, 43
04, 05, 15, 23, 24, 25, 30, 36, 45, 46,47
37, 43
07, 08, 19, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 40, 41
09
01, 16, 38
16
03, 27, 39
07, 08, 19, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 40, 41
18, 20, 44
07, 08
00, 27
12, 13
02, 33
44
03, 22, 35
11
06
10, 11
17, 21,49, 50
31, 32, 41
51, 52
07, 08, 19, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 40, 41
44
14, 42
Use the CHANNELS Menu to Set Up a Digital Satellite
Receiver or a Cable Box
If you ever want to set up the cable box or satellite receiver:
1. Press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV screen.
2. Press 4 to display the CHANNELS menu.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Set Clock
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
3. Select Cable box or DSS Setup.
■
■
Press 5 to select Cable box Setup.
Press 6 to select DSS Setup.
4. Follow the directions on the screen as previously described.
CHANNELS
1 Auto Channel Search
2 Add/Remove Channels
3 Signal Type: CABLE
4 VCR Plus+ Channel List
5 Cable box Setup
6 DSS Setup
0 Exit
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Startup
Set Up Clock and Auto Channel Search
Follow the steps on the screen to auto channel search and automatically set the clock*. If
the SET TIME ZONE or SET DAYLIGHT SAVINGS screen appears, follow step 1 or 2
below. If the SETUP menu appears, skip to step 3.
1. If the SET TIME ZONE screen appears, select a time zone:
Press the number on the remote (1-6) corresponding to the ÒstandardÓ time zone
you live in. If you do not know your time zone, press 7 and an automatic setting
will be made.
If you select Automatic for your time zone, the VCR will set the clock using the
first Coordinated Universal Time information it finds. If the time is not correct,
select a time zone or set the clock manually. If the time is incorrect by a few
minutes (more than one minute), the local station may not be transmitting the
correct time.
2. If the SET DAYLIGHT SAVINGS screen appears:
Press 1 if your area observes daylight savings time from April to October or press
2 if your area does not observe daylight savings time. If you do not know, press 3.
The VCR will set the time according to the information received from the
broadcast.
3. When the auto channel search SETUP screen appears:
Press 1 if you would like the VCR to search for and store all available channels.
Press 2 if you wish to skip this step.
SET TIME ZONE
What is your time zone?
1 Eastern
2 Central
3 Mountain
4 Pacific
5 Alaska
6 Hawaii
7 Automatic
Press MENU to continue
SET DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
Does your area observe
Daylight Savings Time
from April to October?
1 Yes, DST is observed
2 No
3 Automatic
Press MENU to continue
SETUP
Would you like the VCR
to search for and store
all available channels?
1 Search for channels
2 Skip this step
Make sure all antenna
connections to the VCR
are complete.
If you skip auto channel search during setup, the auto clock set feature will not be
performed in this sequence.
4. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote if all antenna or cable connections are
completed. Auto channel search will be performed followed by automatic clock
set.
If The Auto Clock Set was unsuccessful message appears, you can press 1 to set the
clock manually or try auto clock set again. The clock must be set before you can
use the timer recording feature.
Try Auto Clock Set Again: If you think there is a local station (usually PBS)
broadcasting the XDS* (Extended Data Services--time) information, make sure the
Auto Clock Set feature is set to ON on the TIME menu (press 2 to exit SETUP,
press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU, press 3 to display the
TIME menu, and press 2 to turn the Auto Clock Set feature ON). Tune the VCR to
the channel you believe is broadcasting the information before turning off the
VCR. If the time does not set within ten minutes, XDS information is not available.
Set the time and date manually.
Set Clock Manually: Follow the directions on the following page to manually set
the clock.
* Signal not available in all areas.
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Press MENU when ready
SETUP
The VCR is now setting
the clock. This may
take several minutes.
Press MENU to cancel
Setting Up the VCR
Use SETUP Menu to Auto Clock Set
If the AUTO CLOCK SET was unsuccessful:
1. Press 1 to display the set time and date screen.
2. Enter the time and date with the number buttons on the remote.
Press 0 before single-digit numbers.
Example: press 0, then 5, then 0, then 7 for a time of 5:07. Press 1 for AM or 2
for PM.
SETUP
The Auto Clock Set
was unsuccessful.
Would you like to set
the time and date?
1 Set Time and Date
2 Skip this step
Press CLEAR on the remote to change incorrect entries.
3. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote to remove the SET TIME AND DATE
screen from the TV screen and start the clock.
The time will appear in the VCRÕs display panel and the time and date will
appear on the TV screen when you press DISPLAY.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
TIME
If you ever need to reset the clock:
1. Press MENU¥PROG on remote to display the VCR MAIN MENU on the
TV screen.
2. Press 3 to display the TIME menu.
3. Press 1 to display the set time and date screen.
If you set the clock manually, Auto Clock Set is switched to OFF.
1 Set Time and Date
SET TIME AND DATE
Time --:-(hh:mm)
Date --/--/--
Press MENU to exit
Use SETUP Menu to Auto Channel Search
If you ever need to repeat Auto Channel Search because you change cable or
antenna signals:
1. Press MENU¥PROG on remote to display the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV
screen. If this menu does not appear:
■
Make sure TV is tuned to same channel as the CH3 CH4 switch on the back of
the VCR or the TVÕs video input (refer to TVÕs manual).
■
Press VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD), then press MENU¥PROG again.
■
If you use a basic hookup, check VCR indicator in display panel--it should
be on.
■
Check the connections.
2. Press 4 to display the CHANNELS menu.
3. Press 1 to begin Auto Channel Search.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
CHANNELS
1 Auto Channel Search
2 Add/Remove Channels
3 Signal Type: CABLE
4 VCR Plus+ Channel List
5 Cable box Setup
6 DSS Setup
0 Exit
The VCR automatically selects the Signal Type: Cable (cable-TV) or ANTENNA.
If you need to change the setting manually, press 3.
Set Up VCR Plus+ Channels
The VCR must be set up with the VCR Plus+ channels before you can record using
VCR Plus+. This can be done now or at a later time.
■
Press 1 if you would like to set up the VCR Plus+ channels now.
(Details are on page 38.)
■
SETUP
Would you like to set
up the channel lists
for the VCR Plus+
feature?
1 Set up VCR Plus+
2 Skip this step
Press 2 if you wish to skip this step.
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Startup
Program VCR for VCR1 or VCR2•DVD Button
You can program this VCR to respond to the VCR1 or VCR2¥DVD button on the
remote. Details are on page 21.
■
Press 1 if you want your VCR to respond to the VCR1 button.
Press 2 if you want your VCR to respond to the VCR2¥DVD button on the
remote.
Remember you must press VCR1 or VCR2¥DVD on the remote Ñwhichever you
selected in the menu Ñ before the remote will operate this VCR.
SETUP
Using the buttons VCR1
and VCR2, your remote
can control 2 VCRs.
What do you want to
call this VCR?
1 VCR1
2 VCR2
■
Setup is complete. Press MENU¥PROG to return to the VCR MAIN MENU.
SETUP
The setup procedure
is successful. You
are now ready to
begin using your VCR.
Press MENU to continue
Add or Remove Channels From the VCR’s Memory
You may want to add or remove channels if some of the channels are not active, have
weak signals, or you do not want to watch them.
We recommend channels be placed in memory using the Auto Channel Search feature
described earlier before adding or removing channels. Channels 2-13, L1, and L2 are
preset at the factory.
1. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote to see the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV
screen.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
CHANNELS
1 Auto Channel Search
2 Add/Remove Channels
2. Press 4 to display the CHANNELS menu.
3. Press 2 to display the ADD/REMOVE CHANNELS menu.
4. Follow the directions on the screen.
5. Add or remove more channels by entering channel numbers or using CHAN
up or down on the remote or CHANNEL up or down on the VCR.
Select a Language/Choisissez une Langue
You can select the language for the displays on the VCR.
1. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote to see the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV
screen.
2. Press 7 to display the LANGUAGE menu.
3. Select English or French.
■
Press 1 to select English.
■
Press 2 to select Fran•ais (French).
ADD/REMOVE CHANNELS
CH 03
is presently ADDED
Press CLEAR to remove
Press MENU to exit
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
LANGUAGE
Select a language.
1 English
2 Fran•ais
Press MENU to continue
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Setting Up the VCR
Use TV•VCR Button
Skip this step if you used one of the advanced hookups.
When using one of the basic hookups, the TV¥VCR button lets you switch between
the picture coming from the VCR or the picture from the TV channel. This button lets
you record a program on the VCR while watching another channel on the TV.
(Details are on page 35.)
1. Make sure the VCR indicator appears in the display panel.
If it does not appear, press TV¥VCR.
2. Press CHANNEL up or down on the VCR or CHAN on VCRÕs remote to
change channels on the VCR.
The channel number changes in the display panel.
3. Press TV¥VCR to see the TV channels.
The VCR indicator does not light in the display panel. Change channels using
the TVÕs remote.
4. Return the TV to the VCR viewing channel Ñ CH3 or CH4.
5. Press VCR1, then TV¥VCR to switch back to the picture from the VCR.
Set Auto TV/VCR Feature
If you used one of the basic hookups and did not connect the audio/video jacks of the
VCR to the TV, leave the Auto TV/VCR feature set to ON.
If you have connected your VCR using the audio/video input of your TV, you can
prevent the VCR indicator from turning on automatically and interrupting the cable
or antenna signal to your TV.
1. Press MENU¥PROG on remote to see VCR MAIN MENU on the TV screen.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
2. Press 6 to display the PREFERENCES menu.
3. Press 3 to select Auto TV/VCR: ON or OFF.
■
Select ON if you used one of the basic hookups and watch your VCR on channel
3 or 4 of your TV. The VCR will automatically switch the TV¥VCR setting to
VCR every time the VCR is turned on, a tape with the safety tab removed is
inserted, or you press PLAY.
■
Select OFF if you used one of the advanced hookups and watch your VCR on the
video input channel of your TV. The VCR indicator will not turn on
automatically and the signal from your antenna or cable to your TV will not be
interrupted.
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
Pressing TV¥VCR on the remote will still turn the VCR indicator on or off and
switch the antenna signal.
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Using the Remote Control
Using the Remote Control
This section explains the buttons and features of the remote control, including the following:
■ Light and Component Buttons
■ Controlling the VCR
■ VCR Function Buttons
■ Controlling a Laserdisc Player or DVD Component
■ TV Function Buttons
■ Controlling a TV
■ Cable Box or Satellite
■ Controlling a Cable Box or a Satellite Receiver
Receiver Function Buttons
■ Controlling an Auxiliary Component
Light Button
Your back-lit remote has a light button (
) that glows in the dark.
Press this button to light the buttons on the remote. The remote
buttons remain lit when they are pressed within a few seconds of each
other. If a button is not pressed within approximately eight seconds,
the light turns off to conserve battery power.
SAT•CABLE
VCR
1
REC
STOP
SEARCH
CHAN
C HA N
MUTE
PREV CH
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TV•VCR
INPUT
0
•
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SPEED
G
M
O
C
U
CLEAR
EDIT
e
MOVE
+
SLOW
VCR2¥DVD
Turns on a compatible ProScan, RCA, or GE VCR and sets remote to
control VCR when it has been setup. Used with PWR button to turn
on compatible ProScan or RCA Laserdisc player.
Can also be programmed to control a compatible RCA DVD
component. (See page 21.)
PAUSE
DISPLAY
F.ADV
VCR1
Turns on a compatible ProScan, RCA, or GE VCR and sets the remote
to control the VCR.
FF
PR
TV
Turns on a compatible ProScan, RCA, or GE TV and sets the remote to
control the TV. Used with PWR button to turn on another brand of
TV, other than ProScan, when the remote is programmed to control
that TV. (See page 22.)
PLAY
VOL
SAT¥CABLE
Turns on a compatible RCA cable box or ProScan, RCA, or GE satellite
receiver. (See page 23.)
Used with PWR button to turn on another brand of cable box or
satellite receiver, other than ProScan, RCA, or GE, when the remote is
programmed to control that cable box. (See page 23.)
REW
VOL
AUX (Auxiliary)
Can be programmed to control a compatible RCA audio or ProScan,
RCA, or GE video component. (See page 24.)
TV
2
EN
Press one of the following buttons to set the remote to operate that
component:
PWR VCR•DVD AUX
M
Component Buttons
_
4
TRACKING
3
VCR Function Buttons
VCR Function Buttons
Press VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD) to set remote to control the VCR to use the function buttons.
CHAN Up or Down
Selects next higher or lower channel in the VCRÕs channel
memory.
CLEAR
Resets time counter to 0:00:00.
Allows you to change entries when setting up the VCR,
setting the clock, or setting a VCR Plus+ or timer recording.
DISPLAY
Shows VCR operating displays on the TV screen.
Displays the time counter.
EDIT
Signals two properly connected compatible VCRs to begin
copying a tape. (See page 47.)
F.ADV (Frame Advance)
Lets you view one frame with each press of the button
while the tape is paused.
FF (Fast Forward)
Fast forwards the tape when the VCR is stopped.
Searches the picture in forward motion during playback.
INPUT
Turns the line input on or off.
L1 or L2 appears in VCRÕs display panel and VIDEO1 or
VIDEO2 appears on TV screen.
Line input refers to the signal coming from the component
connected to the audio/video input jacks on the back (L1)
or front (L2) of the VCR.
MENU¥PROG
Displays the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV screen.
Removes a menu from the screen.
MOVE Arrow Buttons (
)
Allow you to move through the menus, enter data and
change settings of selected features. (See page 10.)
PLAY
Plays a tape.
PWR
Turns off VCR when remote is set to control the VCR.
Press twice to turn off all compatible ProScan or RCA
components.
PREV CH (Previous Channel)
Switches between two channels.
Select one channel and then use the number buttons to
select another. Press PREV CH to switch between the
two channels.
REC
Starts VCR recording.
Used for express recording (XPR). (See page 37.)
REW (Rewind)
Rewinds the tape when the VCR is stopped.
Searches the picture in reverse motion during playback.
SEARCH
Accesses INDEX, GO-TO, and BLANK SEARCH displays
on TV screen when VCR is stopped.
Press during playback to advance the tape 60 or 120
seconds.
SLOW Ð / +
Used for slow-motion playback.
SPEED (Tape Speed)
Selects a recording speed (SP, LP, or SLP).
STOP
Stops the normal functions such as record, playback,
rewind, fast forward, and pause.
MOVE
Numbers (0 through 9)
Select a channel up to 99 by pressing two numbers.
Select a cable channel over 99 by pressing and holding 1
until 1Ð Ð appears on the screen. Then press the other two
numbers.
TRACKING Up and Down
Lets you manually reduce the streaks that may appear on
the picture during play or pause.
Reduces picture ÒjitterÓ during stop-action playback.
TV¥VCR
Switches the picture signal so that it either comes from
the VCR or the TV channel. (See page 17.)
PAUSE
Pauses action for viewing during playback.
Pauses recording to prevent recording of unwanted scenes.
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Using the Remote Control
TV Function Buttons
Press the TV button to set remote to control a compatible TV. Some buttons may not work with the TV.
CLEAR
Removes menus or status displays from the
screen.
SAT•CABLE
VCR
1
PWR VCR•DVD AUX
TV
2
REW
PLAY
REC
STOP
FF
PAUSE
SEARCH
DISPLAY
CHAN
VOL
DISPLAY
Shows the status displays on the screen.
Removes menus or displays from the screen.
PWR (Power)
Turns off a compatible TV when
remote is set to control TV.
Used with TV button to turn on a
compatible TV, other than
ProScan, when the remote is
programmed to control that TV.
(See page 22.)
Press twice to turn off all
compatible ProScan and RCA
components.
VOL
CHAN Up or Down
Selects next higher or lower channel in the
TVÕs channel memory when remote is set to
control a TV.
C HA N
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
CLEAR
e
MOVE
+
SLOW
_
Press the SAT¥CABLE button to set remote to control a compatible cable box or satellite receiver. Some
buttons may not work with every cable box. If you have a receiver, test the ÒTV Function ButtonsÓ to see
which ones operate it.
Numbers (0 through 9)
Select a channel using the number buttons.
PWR
Turns off a compatible cable box or satellite
receiver.
Press twice to turn off all compatible ProScan
or RCA components.
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SPEED
EDIT
F.ADV
Cable Box and Satellite Receiver Function Buttons
REC
Used with some Digital Satellite
Systems with the one touch record
feature.
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M
G
C
VOL Up and Down
Raises and lowers sound.
CHAN Up or Down
Selects next higher or lower channel.
9
TV•VCR
INPUT
O
SLOW Ð / +
Used with the TVÕs menus to
select and adjust features.
PREV CH
1
PR
Numbers (0 through 9 )
Select a channel up to 99 by pressing two
numbers.
Select a cable channel over 99 by pressing
and holding 1 until 1Ð Ð appears on the
screen. Then press the other two numbers.
MUTE
U
MUTE
Turns the TV sound on or off.
PREV CH (Previous Channel)
Switches between two channels.
Select one channel and then use
the number buttons to select
another. Press PREV CH to
switch between the two channels.
Used as an ENTER button on
some TVs.
EN
MOVE
M
MOVE Arrow Buttons (
)
Allow you to move through the menus, enter
data, and change settings of selected features.
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TRACKING
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Controlling a VCR
Controlling the VCR
The VCRÕs remote controls two compatible ProScan, RCA, or GE VCRs with the VCR1 and VCR2¥DVD
buttons. Most compatible VCRs automatically respond to VCR1 without being programmed. If you own
two compatible VCRs, test them to see if VCR1 turns on both VCRs. If it does, then you may want to
program this VCR to respond to the VCR2¥DVD button on the remote.
Program the VCR for Remote Control
Set the Remote Control feature of the VCR to the VCR1 or VCR2 position.
The remote then controls the VCR with either the VCR1 or VCR2¥DVD
button Ñ whichever position you select in the menu.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
1. Press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
2. Press 6 to display PREFERENCES.
3. Press 1 to activate the Remote Control feature.
4. Press VCR1 or VCR2¥DVD to change the setting and program this
VCR to respond to the VCR1 or VCR2¥DVD button Ñ whichever
you select.
Important Reminder: Remember you must press VCR1 or
VCR2•DVD on the remote — whichever you selected in the
menu — before the remote will operate this VCR.
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR2
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
Controlling a Laserdisc Player or DVD Component
The VCR2¥DVD button on the VCRÔs remote will also control the primary functions of a ProScan or
RCA Laserdisc player without being programmed. It can also be programmed to control an ProScan,
RCA or GE DVD component using the code below. If you ever need to reprogram the remote to operate
a ProScan, RCA or GE VCR or a ProScan or RCA Laserdisc Player, use the code below.
Program the Remote Control
1. Turn on the component.
2. Point the VCR remote at the component
3. Hold the VCR2¥DVD button and press three number buttons to enter the
code for the component.
4. Release the buttons.
ProScan, RCA or GE Codes
VCR
037
Laserdisc Player
037
DVD
078
5. Press PWR. If the component turns off, setup is complete.
Operate the Component
After you have set up your remote to control your component, test the remote buttons to see which
ones operate it.
1. Point the remote at the component and press VCR2¥DVD.
2. If the component does not turn on in step 1, press VCR2¥DVD and then PWR.
3. Test the remote buttons to see which ones operate the component.
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Using the Remote Control
Controlling a TV
The VCRÔs remote is preprogrammed to control the basic functions of a compatible ProScan, RCA, or GE TV. The remote
can also be set up to control other manufacturerÔs brands. To program the remote, use the remote buttons that correspond
to your brand.
Program the Remote for a TV
1. Turn on the TV.
2. Point the VCR remote at the TV.
3. Hold the TV button and press three number buttons for your brand. If the TV changes channels when the CHAN
up or down button is pressed, setup is complete.
4. Release the buttons.
5. Repeat steps 2 Ð 4 with three other buttons if the first ones do not work.
TV Codes
Brand*
Code
A-Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Brand*
Code
Brand*
Code
Brand*
Code
GE . . . . . . . . . .000,008,009,011,012,027,
MTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,019,027
Admiral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .005,114
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .038,068,086,089,091
Multivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .081
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .052,053,059,060,108
Amtron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .064
Goldstar . . . . . . . .003,004,006,011,019,
NAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .018,023
Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .005,094
Akai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .002,103
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .027,037,050
NEC . . . . . . . . .011,014,019,027,038,084
Sony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .002
Anam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104,105
Hallmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
Panasonic . . . . . . . .012,013,038,086,111
Soundesign . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027,033
Anam National . . . . . . . . . . . . .038,106
Hitachi . . . . . .009,011,027,036,037,040,
Penney . . . . . .000,008,011,019,027,040,
Sylvania . . . . .006,007,010,011,013,016,
AOC . . . . . . . . . . . .011,019,027,088,107
. . . . . . . . . .047,048,063,080,094,097,098
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .068,077,086,088
. . . . . .027,033,035,043,049,066,087,089
Bell&Howell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .005
Infinity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .013
Philco . . . .006,007,010,011,013016,019,
Symphonic . . . . . . . . . . . . .064,076,115
Candle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027,033
JBL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .013
. . . . . .027,033,035,037,038,043,087,089
Tatung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .038
Citizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027,033,064
Jensen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
Philips . . .002,006,007,010,011,013,016,
Technics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .012
Colortyme . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027,084
JVC . .012,024,036,037,040,048,051,074
. . . . . . . . . .033,035,037,038,043,066,073
Techwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
Concerto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
Kawasho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .002,011,027
Pioneer . . . . . .011,027,045,062,093,113
Teknika . . . . . . . . .011,019,027,033,036
Contec/Cony . . . .036,037,040,042,064
Kenwood . . . . . . . . . . .006,011,014,027
Portland . . . . . . . . . . . .011,019,027,037
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .,037,040,066
Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .064
Kloss Novabeam . . . . . . . . . . . .035,043
ProScan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .000
Telecaption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .090
Curtis Mathes . . . .000,011,015,027,037
KTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .078
Proton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027,037,072
TMK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
CXC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .064
Loewe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .013
Quasar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .012,038,092
Toshiba . . . . . . . . .018,021,023,040,071,
Daewoo . . . . . . . . .011,019,027,012,116
Luxman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
Radio Shack . . . . .000,021,025,036,037,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .077,085,090
Daytron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
LXI . . . . . . . . . .000,013,018,021,023,054
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .059,064,078
Universal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .008,009
Dimensia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .000
Magnavox . . .006,007,010,011,013,016,
RCA . . . . . . . .000,006,011,019,027,034,
Victor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .051
Electrohome . . . . .006,011,014,027,038,
. . . . . .027,033,035,043,049,066,087,089
. . . . . . . . . .038,044,046,088,100,101,109
Vidtech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .019,027
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .061,068
Marantz . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,013,027,069
Realistic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .021
Wards . . . . . . . . . . .000,005,006,007,008
Emerson . . . . .011,026,027,028,029,030,
Memorex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .005
Sampo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
. . . . . .009,010,011,013,019,025,027,028,
. . . . . .031,032,037,042,053,064,065,067,
MGA . . . . . . . . . . .006,011,014,019,022,
Samsung . . . . . . . .006,011,014,015,019
. . . . . . . . . .035,043,059,066,076,082,089
. . . . . . . . . .075,076,078,079,094,095,096
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .027,041,056,061,068
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .027,036,037,077,110
Yamaha . . . . . . . . . . . . .006,014,019,027
Envision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,027
Mitsubishi . . . . . . .006,011,014,019,022,
Sanyo . . . . . . . .017,021,039,056,057,058
Zenith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .001,099,114
Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .017,021,039,041
. . . . . . . . . . . . .027,041,055,056,061,068
Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .028,037,064
Funai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .064
Sharp . . . . . . . . . . .011,020,025,027,037
Sears . . . .000,006,011,014,017,018,021,
. . .023,027,039,040,041,051,071,083,095
*The remote may not be able to control every model TV of the brands listed.
Operate the TV
After you have set up your remote to control your TV, test the TV buttons to see which ones operate your TV.
1. Point the remote at the TV and press TV.
2. If the TV does not turn on in step 1, press TV and then PWR.
3. Use the ÒTV Function ButtonsÓ as described on page 20.
Helpful Hint: Notice the difference between the TV and VCR on-screen
displays. This is one way to tell if the remote is set to control the VCR
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Controlling a Cable Box or a Satellite Receiver
Controlling a Cable Box or a Satellite Receiver
The SAT¥CABLE button on the VCRÕs remote is preprogrammed to control either a compatible RCA cable box or a
ProScan, RCA, or GE satellite receiver. If your cable box or satellite receiver is another manufacturerÕs brand and has its
own remote, you will probably be able to program the VCRÕs remote to control your cable box. To program the VCRÕs
remote, enter the code that corresponds to your brand.
Program the Remote for a Cable Box
1. Turn on the cable box.
2. Point the VCR remote at the cable box.
3. Hold the SAT¥CABLE button and press three number buttons to enter the code for your brand.
4. Release the buttons.
5. Press PWR on the remote. If the cable box turns off, setup is complete.
6. Repeat steps 2 Ð 5 with a different code if the first one does not work.
Cable Box Codes
Brand*
Code
ABC . . . . . . . . . . . . .022,046,053,054
Anvision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .007,008
Cablestar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .007,008
Diamond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .056
Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .007,008
Eastern Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .002
General Instuments . . . . . . . . . . .046
GI 400 . . . . . . . .004,005,015,023,024,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .025,030,036
Hamlin . . . . . . .003,012,013,034,048
Hitachi . . . . . . . . . . . . . .037,043,046
Jerrold . . . . . . .004,005,015,023,024,
. . .025,030,036, 045,046,047,062,065
Macom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .037,043
Brand*
Code
Magnavox . . . .007,008,019,021,026,
. . . . . . . . . . .028,029,032,033,040,041
NSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .009
Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .001,016,038
Oak Sigma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .016
Panasonic . . . . . . . . .003,027,039,061
Philips . . . .007,008,019,021,026,028,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .029,032,033,040,041
Pioneer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .018,020,044
RCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .000,027
Randtek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .007,008
Regal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .003,012,013
Regency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .002,033
Samsung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .044
Sci. Atlanta . . . .003,022,035,063,064
Brand*
Code
Chaparral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .080,081
Cheyenne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .081
Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .082,083
GE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .000
General Instruments . . .092,093,094
Brand*
Code
Realistic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .084
RCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000
Sierra I,0II,0III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .081
STS1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .085
STS2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .086
ProScan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .000
Brand*
Code
Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .046
Sprucer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .027
Starcom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .046
Stargate 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .058
Sylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .011,059
Teknika . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .006
Texscan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .010,011,059
Tocom . . . . . . . .017,021,049,050,055
Unika . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .031,032,041
Universal . . . . . . . . . . . .051,052,060
Viewstar . . .007,008,019,021,026,028
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .029,032,033,040,041
Warner Amex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .044
Zenith . . . . . . . . . . . .014,042,057,061
Satellite Receiver Codes
Brand* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Code
STS3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .087
STS4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .088
Toshiba .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .089
Uniden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .090
Video Cipher II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .091
*The remote may not be able to control every cable box or satellite receiver of the brands listed.
Operate the Cable Box or Satellite Receiver
After you have setup your remote (if required) to control your cable box, test the buttons to see which ones operate your
cable box or satellite receiver.
1. Point the remote at the cable box or satellite receiver and press SAT¥CABLE.
2. If the cable box does not turn on in step 1, press SAT¥CABLE and then PWR.
3. Use the ÒCable Box or Receiver Function ButtonsÓ for the cable box and test the ÒTV Function ButtonsÓ to see
which ones operate the satellite receiver. (See page 20.)
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Using the Remote Control
Controlling an Auxiliary Component
The remote that came packed with your VCR is also capable of controlling one compatible RCA audio component (such as
an AM/FM radio, CD player, tape player, phonograph); ProScan, RCA or GE digital satellite receiver; or RCA DVD
component. The remote must be programmed for the specific component it is to control. To program the remote, use the
code that corresponds to your component.
Program the Remote for an Auxiliary Component
1. Turn on the component.
2. Point the VCR remote at the component.
3. Hold the AUX button and press three number buttons to enter the code for
your component.
4. Release the buttons.
5. Press PWR on the remote. If the component turns off, setup is complete.
AM/FM
003
Type of Auxiliary Equipment and Code
Cassette
Satellite Cassette
AUX Phono
Tape1
CD
Receiver Tape2
004
005
006
007
008
009
DVD
010
*The remote may not be able to control every ProScan, RCA, or GE model of
auxiliary equipment listed.
Operate the Auxiliary Component
After you have setup your remote to control your component, test the buttons to see
which ones operate the component.
1. Point the remote at the component and press AUX.
2. If the component does not turn on in step 1, press AUX and then PWR.
3. Test the buttons on the remote to see which ones operate your component.
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Playing a Tape
Playing a Tape
This section introduces you to the basic operation of your VCR and discusses the following playback features:
■
■
■
■
■
■
Auto Play
Pause for Stop Action
Slow Motion
Picture Search
Frame Advance
Automatic Tracking
■
■
■
■
■
Manual Tracking
DISPLAY Button
Program Information
Time Counter
Auto Repeat
■
■
■
■
■
Tape Playback
Pro-Tect Plusª Locking
Index Search
Go-To Search
Blank Search
To Play a Tape
PLAY
FW
D
R EW
P O W E R E J E C T T V ¥ VC R
Safety
1. Turn on the TV and tune it to channel 3, 4, or TVÕs video input to see
the picture from the VCR.
2. Insert a tape in the VCR.
VCR automatically turns on. The cassette-in
indicator lights, and
the VCR indicator lights if the Auto TV/VCR feature is set to ON. The
tape automatically begins playback if the safety tab on the cassette has
been removed and the Auto Play feature is turned on.
3. Press PLAY, if necessary. PLAY appears in the VCRÕs display panel.
4. Press TRACKING up or down to remove any streaks from the
picture, if necessary. (Details are on page 27.)
5. Press STOP.
6. Press REW on the remote or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL toward REW
on the VCR.
The VCR will automatically rewind the tape if it reaches the end of the
tape during playback. While rewinding, you can press PWR and the
VCR will turn off after rewinding.
7. Press EJECT on the VCR to eject the tape once it is completely
rewound.
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Playing a Tape
Using the Playback Features
Auto Play Feature
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
This feature lets you tell the VCR whether you want it to automatically
start playing a tape that is inserted with the safety tab removed.
1. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote to see the VCR MAIN
MENU.
0 Exit
2. Press 6 to display the PREFERENCES menu.
3. Press 2 to select Auto Play: ON or OFF.
■ Select ON to have a tape with the safety tab removed play
automatically.
■ Select OFF if you do not want the tape with its safety tab
removed to start playing automatically.
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
Pause for Stop Action
This feature stops the tape in action and enables you to examine the
details of the scene. Stop action works best with tapes recorded in the
SP and SLP speeds.
1. Press PAUSE during playback to stop the action.
STILL appears in the VCRÕs display panel.
2. Press TRACKING up or down to reduce any jittering of the
picture.
3. Press PAUSE or PLAY to return to playback.
The VCR will automatically switch from stop-action playback to
stop after a few minutes.
Slow Motion
You can view the picture in slow motion during play or play pause.
SLOW Ð and + on the remote and the SHUTTLE DIAL on the VCR allow
you to change the speed. Sound is turned off during slow-motion
playback. Slow motion works best in the SP or SLP speed.
3. Use TRACKING up or down to remove any streaks from the
picture.
4. Press PLAY to return to playback.
Release the SHUTTLE DIAL on the VCR to return to the pause
mode.
The VCR will automatically switch from slow-motion playback to
stop after a few minutes.
PAUS
E
D
STOP
RECORD PAUSE
CLEAR CHANNEL
DISPLAYTRACKING
VIDEO INMONO L ¥ AUDIO IN ¥ R
2. Press SLOW + to increase the speed or SLOW Ð to
decrease the speed.
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P LAY
R EW
P O W E R E J E C T T V ¥ VC R
INPUT PROG. EXPMENU
SLOW+ or SLOW- will appear in the VCRÕs display panel.
PLAY
FW
1. During playback, press SLOW + or Ð to start slowÐmotion
playback or press PAUSE and turn the SHUTTLE DIAL
on the VCR in either direction.
Shuttle Dial
Using the Playback Features
Picture Search
You can search a picture during playback by fast forwarding or rewinding
the tape. Sound is turned off during picture search. The picture is best for
tapes recorded in the SP or SLP speed.
Fast Forward Search
1. Press FF on the remote or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL clockwise
toward FWD on the VCR to search forward at a faster-than-normal
speed.
SRCH+ appears in the VCRÕs display panel.
2. To return to playback, press FF on the remote, PLAY, or turn the
SHUTTLE DIAL again.
Rewind Search
1. Press REW on the remote or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL
counterclockwise toward REW on the VCR to search in reverse at a
faster-than-normal speed.
SRCH- appears in the VCRÕs display panel.
2. To return to playback, press REW on the remote, PLAY, or turn the
shuttle dial again.
Frame Advance
Frame advance lets you view one stop-action frame after another. Frame
advance works best for tapes recorded in the SP or SLP speed.
1. Press PAUSE to stop the action. STILL appears in the VCRÕs display
panel.
2. Press F.ADV each time you want to view a frame of the scene.
3. Press PAUSE or PLAY to resume normal playback.
Automatic Tracking
The VCR has automatic tracking which adjusts the picture when playing
back a tape recorded on another VCR. Automatic tracking is turned on
whenever a tape is inserted or the VCRÕs power is turned on.
Manual Tracking
Occasionally, you may need to manually adjust tracking on a tape recorded
on a different VCR or camcorder. The TRACKING buttons on the remote or
VCR are used when playing a tape. They have no effect during recording.
■ When streaks or snow appear, press TRACKING up or down for the
best possible picture.
■ Press TRACKING up or down during stop-action pause to reduce
picture ÒjitterÓ.
■ To turn automatic tracking back on, press both TRACKING buttons on
the VCR at the same time or eject and re-insert the cassette.
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Playing a Tape
DISPLAY Button
1. Press DISPLAY to display the status of the VCR,
channel number, station ID (if available), time
counter, title of program (if available) date, time,
and tape speed on the TV screen. The time will
appear in the display panel.
The time and date must be set before they are
displayed. If you do not press DISPLAY again,
these displays will time out.
Press DISPLAY Button
PROGRAM DETAILS
STOP CH 05 0:30:00
WABC
Status Displays
Will Time Out
Press
DISPLAY
Again
Title: Joan’s Hour
Press DISPLAY Again
Press DISPLAY
0:30:00
If program information is not available, Title
Unavailable will appear.
4. Press DISPLAY again to remove the time counter
from the TV screen. The time counter will remain
in the VCRÕs display panel and no status displays
will appear on the TV screen.
This is convenient for editing tapes.
Time Counter Only
Will Not Time Out
(Time Counter Appears
in VCRÕs Display Panel)
Press
DISPLAY
Again
Press DISPLAY Again
(Clock Appears in VCRÕs
Display Panel)
5. Press DISPLAY again to return to clear the status
displays. No displays will appear on the screen.
The clock will appear in the display panel.
Press
DISPLAY
Again
Turning off the VCR automatically resets
the displays.
Program Information
Some stations broadcast program information along with
the program. When this information is available, it will
be displayed automatically when you press the DISPLAY
button.
1. Press DISPLAY to display the status displays on
the TV screen.
The title of the program and station ID will appear
if they are available.
If program information is not available, ÒTitle
UnavailableÓ will appear.
2. Press DISPLAY again to display information
about the program (start time, length, time
remaining and rating) on the screen.
This display will time out automatically if no button
is pressed, or press DISPLAY three times to remove
the PROGRAM DETAILS screen from the TV. The
clock will appear in the VCRÕs display panel.
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Start 11:00 PM
Length 01:00
Time Remaining 00:15
Rating PG
11/18/96 Mon 01:30AM SLP
2. Press DISPLAY again to display information
about the program that is playing (if available).
3. Press DISPLAY again to have only the time
counter remain on the TV screen. The time
counter will appear instead of the time in the
VCRÕs display panel.
Joan's Hour
STOP CH 05 0:30:00
WABC
Title: Joan’s Hour
11/18/96 Mon 01:30AM SLP
PROGRAM DETAILS
Joan's Hour
Start 11:00 PM
Length 01:00
Time Remaining 00:15
Rating PG
No Displays Will Appear
(Time Counter Appears
in VCRÕs Display Panel)
Using the Playback Features
Time Counter
The time counter shows the actual time it takes to record a program or play
back a segment of a prerecorded tape. It helps locate the beginning or end
of programs you taped. The time counter resets to 0:00:00 whenever the
tape is ejected from the VCR.
0:30:00
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
For example, if a 30-minute program was recorded at the beginning of the
tape, you would:
1. Insert the prerecorded tape. Press STOP. Make sure the tape is
rewound.
2. Press DISPLAY three times to display only the time counter on the
TV screen.
3. Press CLEAR to reset the time counter to 0:00:00.
4. Press FF on remote or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL on the VCR
clockwise to fast forward the tape until the time counter reads
0:30:00. Press STOP.
This is the approximate end of the program and you can begin
recording at this spot.
5. Press DISPLAY twice to remove the time counter from the screen
and return to the normal displays.
Auto Repeat Feature
The VCR will automatically repeat a segment of tape.
1. Locate the beginning of the segment you want the VCR to repeat,
and press STOP.
2. Press DISPLAY to display the time counter, and press CLEAR to
reset it to 0:00:00.
3. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote to see the VCR MAIN MENU on
the TV screen.
4. Press 6 to display the PREFERENCES menu.
5. Press 8 to display the AUTO REPEAT menu.
6. Use the number buttons to enter the length of time of the segment
you want the VCR to repeat, in hours and minutes.
7. Press MENU¥PROG to remove the menu from the screen.
The VCR will play the tape until the specified counter reading is
reached, rewind the tape and replay the segment over and over.
8. To stop auto repeat, display the AUTO REPEAT menu and press
CLEAR. The tape will continue to play but without repeating.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
AUTO REPEAT
Set the length of time
you want the tape to
play in a repeating loop
Loop from 0:00 to -:-(h:mm)
Press MENU to exit
Ejecting the tape will also cancel auto repeat.
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Playing a Tape
Tape Playback: HI-FI/LINEAR/MIX Feature
The VCR records the same audio on both the Hi-Fi and linear tracks on the tape. The
Hi-Fi sound is recorded on separate left and right stereo channels. Monaural sound is
recorded on the linear track.
To enjoy Hi-Fi sound, you must connect your VCR to a stereo television or
amplifier/receiver using the audio/video jacks. The Tape Playback: HIFI/LINEAR/MIX feature lets you select which audio you play back.
To Select Playback Sound
1. Press MENU¥PROG to see the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV screen.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
2. Press 8 to see the AUDIO menu on the TV screen.
3. Press 2 to switch between HI-FI, LINEAR, or MIX sound.
■
Select HI-FI to play back sound recorded on the Hi-Fi track and for
normal use.
The HIFI indicator is lit in the VCRÕs display panel during Hi-Fi playback.
■
Select LINEAR to play back the sound recorded on the linear monaural track,
such as a second audio program (SAP).
■
Select MIX to play back the sound recorded on both the linear track and the
Hi-Fi track, sound-on-sound.
Pro-Tect Plus™ Locking Feature
To protect your timer recordings from any unwanted changes, lock the VCR. When
locked, the buttons on the VCR and remote will not operate the VCR. Just follow the
directions below.
To Lock the VCR
1. Set up your VCR for a timer recording.
2. Insert a cassette with safety tab intact.
3. Place VCR in stop mode.
4. Press and hold PWR on the remote for at least six seconds until LOCK appears
in the VCR's display panel.
To Unlock the VCR
Press and hold VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD) on the remote until HELLO appears in the
VCRÕs display panel to unlock the controls.
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AUDIO
1 Reception: STEREO
2 Tape Playback: HI-FI
0 Exit
Using the Playback Features
Index Search
The VCR has a ÒVHS Index Search SystemÓ that automatically records an index
mark on the tape every time you start a new recording. During playback you
can locate the program you want to play by the number of index marks.
The VCR will automatically locate the index number you select. The VCR will
search forward or reverse from the location you are on the tape.
1. Insert the prerecorded tape and press STOP.
2. Press SEARCH on the remote to display the INDEX SEARCH menu on
the TV screen.
INDEX SEARCH
Enter Index Number
01
Press FWD or REW
Press SEARCH to exit
0:30:00
3. Press two number buttons to enter the number of index marks you want
the VCR to search.
Press CLEAR to correct an entry.
4. Press FF on remote or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL clockwise toward FWD
on the VCR to search forward.
Press REW on remote or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL counterclockwise
toward REW on the VCR to search in reverse.
5. Press STOP to stop index searching.
Some index marks may be missed by the VCR.
■
A mark too close to your location on the tape.
■
The mark at the beginning of a recorded segment of five minutes or less.
■
The first index mark on the tape when you start at the beginning of the
tape.
Go-To Search
The go-to search feature allows you to locate a counter reading on the tape.
1. Insert the prerecorded tape and press STOP.
2. Press SEARCH on the remote twice to display the GO-TO SEARCH
menu on the TV screen.
3. Press number buttons to enter the hour(s) and minute(s) of the time
counter reading you want the VCR to search.
GO-TO SEARCH
Current tape counter is
2:17:25
Press REW or FF to go to
0:00:00
Press SEARCH to exit
Press CLEAR to correct an entry.
4. Press FF on remote or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL clockwise toward FWD
on the VCR to search forward.
Press REW on remote or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL counterclockwise
toward REW on the VCR to search in reverse.
The time counter is displayed in the upper right corner of the TV screen
during search, and the tape will play when the time counter reaches the
requested number.
5. Press STOP to stop go-to searching.
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Playing a Tape
Blank Search
The VCR searches forward for blank portions of the tape that are more than six
seconds in length.
1. Insert the tape and press STOP.
2. Press SEARCH on the remote three times to display the BLANK SEARCH
menu on the TV screen.
3. Press FF or turn the SHUTTLE DIAL clockwise toward FWD to start the
VCR searching for six seconds of blank tape.
A message appears on the TV screen if a blank area is not found.
4. Press STOP to stop blank searching.
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BLANK SEARCH
Press FF to begin
Searching for blank
section of tape.
Press SEARCH to exit
Playback and Recording Feature
COMMERCIALAADVANCE™ Feature
COMMERCIALAADVANCEª is a patented technology that detects and marks
most commercials on your tape for any recording that is more than 15 minutes
long. During playback, the VCR automatically skips the detected commercial
segments or you can choose to manually skip them. This feature reduces three
minutes of commercials into approximately 8-12 seconds of fast forwarding in the
SLP speed. You can select a background of blue or see the video as the
commercials are skipped.
After recording, the VCR rewinds the tape to the beginning of the recording and
determines where the commercials are located. It then marks the beginning and
end of the detected commercial segments and returns the tape to the end of the
recording. It does not erase the commercials from the tape.
Because television signals do not indicate where commercials are located, this
feature finds and marks them through a set of formulas based on how television
is broadcast today. Since television stations broadcast differently and insert their
own commercials, you may experience some variations in this featureÕs
effectiveness. Station promotions, identifications, and announcements are not
considered commercials Ñ but might be skipped.
COMMERICALAADVANCE™ Marking
1. Press MENU¥PROG, to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
2. Press 6 to display the PREFERENCES menu.
3. Make sure CA MARKING is set to ON. If not press, 5. The VCR will
mark most commercials for the following types of recording.
VCR Plus+, Timer, or Express Recording: The VCR will automatically
mark the commercials after the power is turned off.
Manual Recording: When you press STOP to stop recording, the VCR will
ask you if you want to mark the commercials. Just follow the on-screen
display.
MARK and COMM alternate in the display panel while the VCR is marking
commercials.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
The VCR is waiting to
mark commercials in the
program you recorded.
1 Mark them now
2 Mark them later
3 Don't mark commercials
The VCR will begin
marking in 30 seconds...
To Stop COMMERCIALAADVANCE™ Marking
Press STOP to cancel commercial marking.
To Turn Off Marking
For special VCR use (such as editing or copying) or if you decide not to use this
feature, turn COMMERCIALAADVANCEª marking (CA Marking) off.
1. Press MENU¥PROG, to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
2. Press 6 to display the PREFERENCES menu.
3. Press 5 to select CA Marking: OFF.
The VCR will not mark the commercials.
Marking Commercials...
Press STOP to cancel
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
COMMERCIALAADVANCEª is a trademark of Arthur D. Little Enterprises, Inc.
A Jerry Iggulden invention licensed by Arthur D. Little Enterprises, Inc.
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Commercial Advance Feature
To Select a Background for Playback
1. Press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
2. Press 6 to display the PREFERENCES menu.
3. Press 7 to select CA Display: BLUE or VIDEO.
■ Select BLUE to have the VCR display a blue screen while it advances
through the block of marked commercials.
■ Select VIDEO to have the VCR display the video as it advances through
the block of marked commercials.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
To Play Back a Recording Made Using
COMMERCIALAADVANCE™
1. Press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
2. Press 6 to display the PREFERENCES menu.
3. Press 6 to select CA Playback: AUTO or MANUAL.
■ Select AUTO to have the VCR automatically advance through the blocks
of marked commercials.
It works with most 30, 45, and 60-second commercials.
A commercial group starting within the first two minutes or last two
minutes of a recording will not be automatically skipped.
A commercial will not be skipped if the recording starts in the middle of a
commercial segment, one isolated commercial is shown without others, or
a commercial is longer than one minute. Press FF to scan through the
commercial.
It is possible that part of a recorded program might be skipped if the
program segment is between commercials and less than one minute or
there are frequent dark and quiet scenes. If part of the program is
skipped, rewind the tape to the beginning of the skipped program
segment and press PLAY.
■ Select MANUAL and the VCR will not advance through the blocks of
marked commercials until you press SEARCH.
The VCR will resume playback when it reaches the end of the marked
commercials.
If you press SEARCH during playback of material other than commercials,
the VCR will still advance to the end of the next ÒmarkedÓ commercial
block and resume playback.
See page 55 for answers to common questions about COMMERCIALAADVANCEª .
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VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
Recording a Program
Recording a Program
This section explains the available recording options, including the following:
■
Basic Recording
■
Recording Features
■
Program Express Recording
■
Express (XPR) Recording
■
VCR Plus+ Recording
■
Timer Recording
■
Broadcast Stereo TV or SAP (Second Audio Program) Recording
■
Audio Only Recording
■
Using Two VCRs for Copying and Editing Tapes
Basic Recording
To Make a Recording
Turn on the TV and tune it to the VCR viewing channel, either 3, 4, or TVÕs video input channel.
1. Insert a tape with safety tab in place.
2. Press VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD) to set remote to control VCR.
3. If using one of the basic hookups, make sure the VCR indicator appears in the VCRÕs display
panel. If not, press TV¥VCR to turn it on.
4. Select recording speed by using SPEED on remote.
The tape speed indicator appears in the VCRÕs display panel and on the TV screen.
5. Select the channel to be recorded.
The channel number appears in the VCRÕs display panel and on the TV screen.
6. Press RECORD on the VCR or REC on the remote to begin recording. REC appears in the
VCRÕs display panel while the VCR is recording.
Watch a TV Channel While VCR is Recording a Different Channel
1. Follow steps 1 through 6 above.
2. If using one of the basic hookups, press TV¥VCR to switch to the TV channel.
The VCR indicator will turn off in the display panel.
3. Select the channel you want to watch with the VCRÕs remote or TVÕs channel buttons if the
remote does not control your TV.
Press TV on VCR remote to control a compatible TV.
4. When recording is finished, press VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD) and STOP.
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Recording a Program
Recording Features
Recording Speeds
Press SPEED on the remote to select a recording speed (SP, LP, or SLP). The
speed you select appears on the TV screen and in the VCRÕs display panel. The
VCR automatically selects the playback speed (SP, LP, or SLP).
■
■
■
SP (Standard Play) gives the best quality recording. That is why most
prerecorded, rental tapes are recorded in SP. Fewer programs can be
recorded on the tape. Special effects such as pause, slow motion, picture
search, and frame advance work well.
LP (Long Play) gives twice the recording time of tapes recorded in SP.
Special effects in playback are not recommended in LP.
SLP (Super Long Play) gives three times the recording time of tapes
recorded in SP. Special effects such as pause, slow motion, picture search,
and frame advance work well.
Recording Time
Cassette
SP
LP
SLP
T-120
2Hr
4Hr
6Hr
T-160
2Hr 40Min
5Hr 20Min
8Hr
Recording Pause
This feature allows you to prevent recording short passages of unwanted
material.
■
Press PAUSE during recording to stop and start recording.
RECP appears in the VCRÕs display panel.
■
The VCR will automatically switch from pause to stop after a few minutes.
Program Express Recording (VCR’s Display Panel)
Program express recording allows you to quickly program the VCR for one recording using the VCRÕs
display panel instead of the on-screen menus. The VCR will turn off automatically at the end of the
recording.
1. Insert a tape with safety tab in place.
2. Use the PROG. EXP and the CHANNEL up or down buttons
behind left front panel control door to enter the information.
3. Press PROG. EXP to bring up the display.
The channel number flashes in the dislay panel.
4. Press the up or down arrow to select the channel number.
5. Repeat steps 2 - 3 to enter the START, END, DATE, and tape
SPEED.
The time increases in increments of 30 minutes while the date
increases in increments of one.
6. Press PROG. EXP when SAVE flashes in the display.
SAVED appears to let you know the program is set.
7. Turn off VCR.
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PROG. EXPMENU
CLEAR CHANNEL
DISPLAYTRACKING
Buttons Located Behind Left
Front
Express Recording (XPR)
Express Recording (XPR)
Express recording enables you to record up to four hours of programming without using the timer program feature.
The VCR will turn off automatically at the end of the recording.
Display showing 30
minutes
PLAY
D
VCR
INPUT PROG. EXPMENU
FW
R EW
P O W ER E JECT T V¥ VCR
SLP
S TOP
RECORD PAUSE
CLEAR CHANNEL
DISPLAYTRACK ING
H
M
VIDEO INMONO L ¥AUDIO IN ¥ R
1. Insert a tape with safety tab in place.
2. Select the channel you want to record.
3. Select the desired recording speed using SPEED on the remote.
4. Press RECORD twice on the VCR or REC twice on the remote to activate XPR
recording.
5. Press RECORD on the VCR or REC on the remote repeatedly until the amount of
recording time for the program is displayed in the VCRÕs display panel or on the
TV screen.
Press
RECORD
RECORD LENGTH 0:00
CH 04
Press REC to set length
Express Display on
TV Screen
Recording
Time
0:30
(30 Min)
1:00
(1 Hr)
1:30
(1 Hr, 30 Min)
2:00
(2 Hrs)
3:00
(3 Hrs)
4:00
(4 Hrs)
(Normal Recording)
0:00
(Stops)
Each press increases the time.
The amount of time the VCR will record and X-REC will appear in the VCRÕs
display panel.
You can increase the amount of recording time by pressing REC on the remote
or RECORD on the VCR.
Stopping a Recording in Progress
With the VCR: Press POWER and then STOP within a few seconds.
With the Remote: Press VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD) and then STOP within a
few seconds.
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Recording a Program
Recording While You’re Away (VCR Plus+* Recording)
VCR Plus+ Setup for Antenna or Unscrambled Cable Systems (Not Requiring a
Cable Box or Cable Box VCR Can Control)
A VCR Plus+ channel number is assigned for each broadcast or cable channel. These numbers are listed
in most publications that list PlusCode* numbers.
1. Prepare the worksheet on the next page for the VCR Plus+ channels that are different
than the channels you receive them on. Refer to the chart below for standardized
VCR Plus+ channel numbers.
Broadcast or Cable-TV
Station Name
HBO
ESPN
ABC
FOX
Channel Number You
Receive This Station On
33
See Note 1
34
See Note 1
See Note 2
See Note 1
See Note 2
See Note 1
E
PL
M
SA
VCR Plus+
Channel Number
Note 1: Check your local or cable listing for the channel number you receive this station on.
Note 2: Check your local listing for the broadcast or VCR Plus+ channel number assigned to this station.
2. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote to display the VCR MAIN MENU
on the TV screen.
3. Press 4 to display CHANNELS menu.
4. Press 4 to display VCR Plus+ Channel List menu.
5. Using your worksheet, press two numbers to enter each channel
number you receive on a different channel than the assigned VCR
Plus+ channel number.
Press CHAN up or down to move the numbers up or down on the menu.
Press CLEAR on the remote to erase a number.
6. Press MENU¥PROG when you are finished.
Auto channel search must be performed before setting the VCR Plus+
channel list.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
CHANNELS
1 Auto Channel Search
2 Add/Remove Channels
3 Signal Type: CABLE
4 VCR Plus+ Channel List
VCR+ Channel My Channel
5
-4
-3 -> -> -> -2
-1
-Use CHAN up/dn to select
Press 0-9 to change
Press MENU to exit
Standardized VCR Plus+ Channel Numbers for Cable-TV
U.S.A. List
35
39
57
54
42
45
98
37
53
63
34
47
33
95
96
51
46
American Movie Classics
Arts & Entertainment
Black Entertainment
Bravo
Cable News Network
Cinemax
Cinemax 2
The Discovery Channel
The Disney Channel
Entertainment Television
ESPN Sports Network
The Family Channel
Home Box Office
Home Box Office 2
Home Box Office 3
The Learning Channel
Lifetime
58
48
49
38
64
99
41
97
59
52
44
62
93
94
55
43
60
The Movie Channel
Music Television
The Nashville Network
Nickelodeon
Nostalgia Television
Quality Value Cable
Showtime
Showtime 2
Sports Channel
Turner Network Television
USA Network
Video Hits 1
Viewer’s Choice 1
Viewer’s Choice 2
WGN Chicago
WTBS Atlanta
WWOR New York
Canadian List
67
44
72
61
70
56
69
68
60
63
62
96
97
99
90
91
51
Allarcom Pay Television/Superchannel
Arts & Entertainment
Cable News Network-Headline News
Cable News Network
Canadian Home Shopping Network
Canal Famille
Cathay International Television Inc
Chinavision Canada Corp
Country Music Television
Family Channel
First Choice
First Choice Two
First Choice Three
First Choice Four
House of Commons
La Chaine Francaise
The Learning Channel
*VCR Plus+ and PlusCode are trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation.
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65
48
55
52
73
53
43
64
37
98
66
46
92
93
94
95
71
38
MeteoMedia/The Weather Network
MuchMusic Network
MusiquePlus
Nashville Network
Newsworld/CBC
Le Reseau des Sports
The Sports Network
Super Ecran
Super Ecran B
Super Ecran C
Telatino Network
TV5 Montreal
Viewer's Choice 1
Viewer's Choice 2
Viewer's Choice 3
Viewer's Choice 4
Vision TV: Canada’s Faith Network
Youth TV, Canada Inc
Recording While You’re Away
VCR Plus+ä Channel Worksheet
Use this worksheet to create a listing from which you can set up your VCR for VCR Plus+ programming.
Broadcast or Cable TV
Station Name
VCR Plus +
Channel Number*
(Such as ABC, NBC, CBS, etc.)
(See Standardized VCR Plus+ Channel Chart)
Channel Number You
Receive This Station On**
*Check your local listing for broadcast or VCR Plus+ channel numbers assigned to network stations.
**Check your local or cable listing for the channel numbers to enter in this column.
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Recording a Program
VCR Plus+ Recording (continued)
The VCR Plus+ and timer program features let you program the VCR to record up to eight different programs. Before
using VCR Plus+ to record a program, make sure that:
■
The clock is set correctly.
■
A tape with safety tab has been inserted with enough tape to record the programs.
■
The remote is set to control the VCR Ñ using VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD).
■
The VCR is set up for VCR Plus+ programming.
■
If you receive all channels through a cable box, set up the cable box as shown on pages 12-13.
■
If you have an antenna, cable system not requiring a cable box, or a cable box this VCR can control, complete VCR
Plus+ setup on page 38.
Setting a VCR Plus+ Recording
1. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote to display the VCR MAIN MENU on the
TV screen.
2. Press 1 to display the VCR PLUS+ menu.
3. Press numbers on the remote to enter the PlusCode number for the program
you want to record. PlusCode numbers are found in most local TV listings.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
VCR PLUS+
Enter PlusCode number
(from TV listing)
-
Press CLEAR on the remote to correct an entry.
4. Press MENU¥PROG to enter the program.
If the VCR does not recognize the PlusCode number, ÒUnrecognized number...
Please Re-enterÓ appears on the TV screen. Check the number and enter it
again.
5. Press 1, 2, 3, or 4 to select type of program.
1 One Time Ð single program recorded once.
2 Daily Ð program recorded at same time every day.
3 Weekdays Ð program recorded at same time Monday through Friday.
4 Weekly Ð program recorded at same time once a week.
6. Select recording speed using SPEED on the remote.
7. Press CLEAR if you want to change the program end time.
This feature allows you to extend the recording time on VCR Plus+ programs.
This option may be useful when recording programs such as sporting events
that could go past scheduled broadcast times.
8. Press MENU¥PROG to enter your program. A reminder appears which will
time out.
ÒPROGRAMS OVERLAPÓ may appear on the screen if you entered two
programs where the times overlap.
9. The TIMER RECORDINGS menu appears. Press 3 to enter an additional
VCR Plus+ program, or press 0 to exit.
10. Turn off the VCR before recording time.
TIMER appears in the VCRÕs display panel when the timer has been
programmed.
11. If using a cable box, leave it turned on. If the VCR cannot control the cable
box, tune it to the channel you want to record.
Note: To clear a program see page 42.
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Press MENU to exit
How often should this
program record?
1 One Time
2 Daily (every day)
3 Weekdays (M-F)
4 Weekly (Once per week)
Program 1 (One Time)
Channel 08 CABLE
Start Time 02:10 PM
End Time 03:35 PM
Start Date 11/18/96 Mon
Tape Speed SLP
1=SP 2=LP 3=SLP
Press CLEAR to correct
Press MENU to save
Program 1 has been saved
Remember to insert a
recordable tape and
turn the VCR off before
the program start time.
Recording While You’re Away
Recording While You’re Away (Timer Recording)
The timer program and VCR Plus+ features let you program the VCR to record up to eight
different programs. Before setting the timer, make sure that:
■ The clock is set correctly.
■ A tape with safety tab has been inserted with enough tape to record the programs.
■ The remote is set to control the VCR Ñ using VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD).
■ If you receive all channels through a cable box or satellite receiver, set up the cable box or
satellite receiver on pages 11-13.
Setting a Timer Recording (Using On-Screen Menus)
1. Press MENU¥PROG on remote to display VCR MAIN MENU.
2. Press 2 to display TIMER RECORDINGS menu.
3. Press 1 to display Create a New Program menu.
4. Press 1, 2, 3, or 4 to select type of program.
1 One Time Ñ single program recorded once.
2 Daily Ñ program recorded at same time every day.
3 Weekdays Ñ program recorded at same time Monday through Friday.
4 Weekly Ñ program recorded at same time once a week.
5. Press number buttons on the remote to enter the channel number (or INPUT
to select line input), start time including AM or PM, end time, and start date
of the recording. Just follow the on-screen prompts.
Press CLEAR to correct an entry.
6. Select recording speed using SPEED on the remote.
7. Press MENU¥PROG to enter your program. A reminder appears which will
time out.
ÒPROGRAMS OVERLAPÓ may appear on the screen if you have entered two
programs where the times overlap.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
TIMER RECORDINGS
1 Create a New Program
How often should this
program record?
1 One Time
2 Daily (every day)
3 Weekdays (M-F)
4 Weekly (Once per week)
Program 2 (One Time)
Channel -- CABLE
Start Time 02:10 PM
Program 2 (One Time)
Channel 08 CABLE
Start Time --:-End Time 03:35 PM
Program 2 (One Time)
Channel 08 CABLE
Start Time 02:10 AM 1=AM
End Time --:-- 2=PM
Program 2 (One Time)
8. The TIMER RECORDINGS menu appears. Press 1 to enter an additional
timer program, or press 0 to exit.
9. Turn off the VCR before recording begins.
TIMER appears in the VCRÕs display panel when the timer has been
programmed.
10. If using a cable box, leave it turned on.
Note: To clear a program see page 42.
Channel 08 CABLE
Start Time 02:10 PM
End Time 03:35 PM
Start Date 11/18/96 Mon
Tape Speed SLP
1=SP 2=LP 3=SLP
Press CLEAR to correct
Press MENU to save
Program 2 has been saved
Remember to insert a
recordable tape and
turn the VCR off before
the program start time.
Important: If your cable box or satellite receiver is not controlled by the
VCR, turn it on and tune it to the channel you want to record before the
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Recording a Program
Stopping a VCR Plus+ or Timer Recording in Progress
With the VCR: Press POWER and then STOP within a few seconds.
With the Remote: Press VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD) and then STOP within a few seconds.
Checking, Editing, or Clearing a VCR Plus+ or Timer
Recording
1. Press MENU¥PROG on remote to display VCR MAIN MENU on TV
screen.
2. Press 2 to display the TIMER RECORDINGS menu.
3. Press 2 for Review Existing Progs. feature.
The first program in the timer is displayed.
■ Check the Programs: Press MENU¥PROG to display information for the
next program.
■ Edit the Program: Press DISPLAY to edit the program. The frequency
menu appears first so you can change how often you want to record the
program.
How often should this
program record?
1 One Time
2 Daily (every day)
3 Weekdays (M-F)
4 Weekly (Once per week)
0 Cancel
Press a number button to select the type of program you want to record.
Program 2 (One Time)
Channel 08 CABLE
Start Time 02:10 PM
End Time 03:35 PM
Start Date 11/18/96 Mon
Tape Speed SLP
1=SP 2=LP 3=SLP
Press CLEAR to correct
Press MENU to save
Edit the rest of the program using the CLEAR and number buttons.
■ Clear the Program: Press CLEAR when the program you want to remove
appears on the TV screen.
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VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
TIMER RECORDINGS
1 Create a New Program
2 Review Existing Progs.
Program 2 (One Time)
Channel 08 CABLE
Start Time 02:10 PM
End Time 03:35 PM
Start Date 11/18/96 Mon
Tape Speed SLP
Press DISPLAY to edit
Press CLEAR to delete
Press MENU for next prog
Recording While You’re Away
Timer Recording From the VCR’s Line Input
The line input refers to the signal coming from the AUDIO and VIDEO IN
jacks of the VCR. Recording from the line input is convenient if you have a
satellite receiver or similar component attached to these jacks.
To timer record from the component connected to the VCRÕs line input:
press INPUT once to enter VIDEO1 to record from the jacks on the back of
the VCR, or press INPUT twice to enter VIDEO2 to record from the jacks
on the front of the VCR.
Program 2 (One Time)
Channel VIDEO1
Start Time --:-End Time --:-Start Date --/--/-Tape Speed SLP
Press CLEAR to correct
Press MENU to save
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Recording a Program
Recording Broadcast Stereo TV or SAP
(Second Audio Program)
Some TV programs are broadcast with stereo audio or a second audio language (SAP). The Reception: STEREO/MONO/
SAP feature lets you select the type of audio you want to record. To enjoy Hi-Fi playback, you must connect your VCR to a
stereo television or amplifier/receiver using the audio/video jacks as shown in the advanced hookups.
To Record Stereo Broadcast TV or SAP
Turn on the TV and tune it to the VCR viewing channel, either 3, 4, or TVÕs video input.
1. Insert a tape with safety tab in place.
2. If using one of the basic hookups, make sure the VCR indicator appears
in the VCRÕs display panel. If not, press TV¥VCR to turn it on.
3. Use SPEED on the remote to select a recording speed.
The tape speed indicator appears in the VCRÕs display panel and on the TV
screen.
4. Select the channel or line input to be recorded.
The channel number, VIDEO1, or VIDEO2 appears on the TV screen.
5. Set the Reception: STEREO/MONO/SAP feature for the type of audio you
want to record.
A. Press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV screen.
B. Press 8 to display the AUDIO menu.
C. Press 1 to select the type of audio Reception: STEREO, MONO, or SAP.
■ Set to stereo for normal recording and to record broadcast stereo TV.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
The STEREO indicator lights in the VCRÕs display panel when the
station you are tuned to is broadcasting stereo.
■ Set to MONO if the stereo signal is weak and the sound is too ÒnoisyÓ.
■ Set to SAP to record SAP (second audio program) instead of the main
audio on the linear track. The main (or normal) audio will still be
recorded on the hi-fi tracks.
The SAP indicator (
) lights in the VCRÕs display panel.
Set the Tape Playback: HI-FI/LINEAR/MIX feature to LINEAR to
hear SAP. (Details are on page 30.)
6. Press REC on remote or RECORD on the VCR to start recording. REC
appears in the VCRÕs display panel.
7. Press STOP when you are finished.
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AUDIO
1 Reception: STEREO
2 Tape Playback: HI-FI
0 Exit
Recording Audio Only
Recording Audio Only
You can record audio only from another audio source connected to the AUDIO IN (MONO L and R) jacks on
the back or front of the VCR. Any video on the tape will be erased when recording audio only.
To Record Audio Only
1. Press the INPUT button to select a line input.
Press INPUT once to record from the back AUDIO IN jacks. L1 appears in
the VCRÕs display panel and VIDEO1 appears on the TV screen.
Press INPUT twice to record from the front AUDIO IN jacks. L2 appears
in the VCRÕs display panel and VIDEO2 appears on the TV screen.
The VCR will record audio from the audio equipment connected to the
AUDIO IN jacks.
2. Use SPEED on the remote to select the recording speed.
The tape speed indicator appears in the VCRÕs display panel and on the TV
screen.
3. Make sure the Reception: STEREO/MONO/SAP feature is set to
STEREO.
A. Press MENU¥PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV
screen.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
B. Press 8 to display the AUDIO menu.
C. Press 1 to select Reception: STEREO.
4. Start audio source playing and press REC on remote or RECORD on the
VCR to begin recording.
AUDIO
1 Reception: STEREO
2 Tape Playback: HI-FI
REC appears in the VCRÕs display panel.
5. Press STOP when you are finished.
0 Exit
To Play Back Audio
Connect the AUDIO OUT of the VCR to the appropriate input on your
amplifier or receiver. Do not use the phono input. Refer to your
amplifier or receiver userÕs guide for information.
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Recording a Program
Using Two VCRs for Copying and Editing Tapes
Use this VCR as the playback VCR and the other VCR as the recording VCR. If you have
two compatible VCRÕs, use the AutoEdit feature described on the next page.
Operating Instructions
1. Turn on the TV and VCRs.
2. Tune TV to the VCR viewing channel, either 3, 4, or TVÕs video input.
3. If you have connected your VCR using the Basic Hookup (page 8), tune
recording VCR to channel 3 or 4 Ñ the one selected on the back of the
playback VCR.
If you have connected your VCR using the Advanced Hookup (page 8), press
INPUT on recording VCR to select the line input. Select L1 to record from the
jacks on the back or L2 to record from the jacks on the front.
4. Insert the tape you want to copy into the playback VCR. Insert a blank tape
with safety tab in place into the recording VCR.
To prevent recording on-screen displays from the playback VCR, press DISPLAY
four times. (See page 28 for details.)
5. Press PLAY, then PAUSE on playback VCR when you reach the point on the
tape or program where you want to begin copying. If the tape was not
recorded on the playback VCR, streaks may appear and you may need to
adjust tracking.
6. Press RECORD, then PAUSE, on recording VCR.
7. Press PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at the same time to begin copying the
tape.*
8. Edit out segments that you do not want to copy by pressing PAUSE on
recording VCR to stop copying the tape. Then locate the next segment you
want to copy on the playback VCR by using FWD, REW, and PLAY. Press
PAUSE on the playback VCR. Press PAUSE at the same time on both VCRs to
resume copying.
9. Press STOP on both VCRs when you are finished.
* You may turn off the TV after the recording has started as it does not have to be
on to copy a tape.
Caution: The unauthorized recording of television programs and other
materials may infringe the rights of others.
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Using Dual Remote with AutoEdit
Using Dual Remote with AutoEditTM
Use this VCR as the playback VCR and set it to respond to VCR2¥DVD on the remote as described
on page 21. Use your other compatible VCR as the recording VCR, which should respond to VCR1.
1. Follow steps 1 Ð 4 in the ÒOperating InstructionsÓ on
page 46.
2. Press VCR1 on remote to control recording VCR. Press
RECORD, then pause, to put recording VCR in pause
mode.
3. Press VCR2¥DVD on remote to control playback VCR.
4. Use FF, REW, and PLAY to locate the point where you
want to begin copying. Press PAUSE while VCR is
playing to put playback VCR in pause mode.
5. Press EDIT on remote to start the VCRs copying.
6. Press EDIT again when you want to stop the tape from
copying.
7. Repeat steps 4 Ð 6 as needed.
8. Press VCR1, STOP, then VCR2¥DVD, STOP, when you
are finished.
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Reference
Reference
This reference section includes the following information:
■ Controls
■ Cleaning the VCR
■ Questions About Commercial Advance
■ Specifications
■ Trouble Shooting Guide
■ Warranty Information
■
Index
Controls
Front Panel
PLAY
Display
CLEAR CHANNEL
DISPLAYTRACKING
S TOP
RECORD PAUSE
D
INPUT PROG. EXPMENU
FW
Tape Compartment
Control
Door
Shuttle
R EW
P O W E R E JECT T V¥ VCR
Control
Door
VIDEO INMONO L ¥AUDIO IN ¥ R
Remote
CHANNEL/TRACKING Up or Down
Selects next higher or lower channel in the VCRÕs
channel memory.
Adjusts tracking when a tape is playing.
Allows you to change entries for selected menu features.
Used to set a timer recording with the TV off.
PAUSE
Pauses action for viewing during playback.
Pauses recording to prevent recording of unwanted scenes.
CLEAR
Resets time counter to 0:00:00.
Allows you to change entries for selected menu features.
POWER
Turns the VCR on or off.
DISPLAY
Displays VCR operating displays on the TV screen.
Displays the time counter.
Allows you to change entries for selected menu features.
EJECT
Press when the VCR is stopped to eject the cassette.
INPUT
Turns the line input on or off. L1 or L2 appears in
VCRÕs display panel and VIDEO1 or VIDEO2 appears
on the TV screen.
Line input refers to the signal coming from the
component connected to the AUDIO/VIDEO IN jacks
on the back (L1) or front (L2) of the VCR.
MENU
Displays the VCR MAIN MENU on the TV screen.
Used with arrow buttons to select features in the menu.
MONO L¥AUDIO IN¥R Jacks
Receives audio signals from another component, like a
VCR or camcorder when it is connected to these jacks.
Attach a component that is not stereo to the MONO L
jack to hear sound on both channels.
Select L2 to record from these jacks.
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PLAY
Plays a tape.
PROG. EXP
Used with CHANNEL up and down buttons to set a timer
recording with the TV off.
RECORD
Starts VCR recording.
Used for express recording (XPR).
Remote Sensor
Receives signals from the remote control. Aim the remote
at this sensor with no objects between them.
Shuttle Dial
Rewinds and fast forwards the tape when VCR is stopped.
Plays the picture in slow motion during play pause.
Searches the picture in forward and reverse during playback.
STOP
Stops the normal functions such as record, playback,
rewind, fast forward, or pause.
TV¥VCR
Switches the picture signal so that it either comes from the
VCR or the TV channel. (See page 17.)
VIDEO IN Jack
Receives video signals from another component, like a
VCR or camcorder, when it is connected to this jack.
Select L2 to record from these jacks.
Location of Controls
Back Panel
IN
MONO
L
L
R
R
FROM
ANTENNA
VIDEO
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
CH3 CH4 Switch
Selects the channel to which you will tune the TV
to see the VCR picture if you connect the VCR
using one of the basic hookups.
IN FROM ANTENNA Connector
Receives the signal from an antenna, cable system,
or satellite receiver that is attached to this
connector.
OUT TO TELEVISION Connector
Passes signal to TV using the cable supplied.
TO
TELEVISION
CH
3
4
VIDEO and AUDIO IN (R and MONO L)
Jacks
Receives signals from another component, like
a VCR or camcorder, when it is connected to
these jacks. Use INPUT to select L1 in the
VCRÕs display panel.
Attach a component that is not stereo to the
MONO L jack to hear sound on both channels.
VIDEO and AUDIO OUT (R and L) Jacks
Sends signals from VCR to another component,
like a TV monitor or VCR, when it is connected
to these jacks.
Display Panel
This VCR includes a feature that enables you to change the brightness level of the fluorescent display panel.
1. Press MENU¥PROG on the remote to see the VCR MAIN MENU on the
TV screen.
2. Press 6 to display the PREFERENCES menu.
3. Press 4 to select Panel Display: AUTO, BRIGHT, or DIM.
■ Select AUTO to keep the display panel bright when VCR is on and dim
when it is off.
■ Select BRIGHT to keep the display panel bright.
■ Select DIM to keep the display panel dim.
VCR MAIN MENU
1 VCR Plus+
2 Timer Recordings
3 Time
4 Channels
5 Setup
6 Preferences
7 Language/Langue
8 Audio
0 Exit
PREFERENCES
1 Remote Control: VCR1
2 Auto Play:
ON
3 Auto TV/VCR: ON
4 Front Panel: AUTO
5 CA Marking: ON
6 CA Playback: AUTO
7 CA Display: BLUE
8 Set Auto Repeat
0 Exit
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Display Panel (continued)
STEREO Indicator
Tape Speed
Indicator
Cassette-in Indicator
HIFI
VCR
SLP
SAP
Indicator
STEREO
AM
Status Indicators
Cassette-In Indicator (
)
Lights when a tape is in the VCR.
Channel Number, L1, or L2
The channel number or line indicator (L1 or L2) is
displayed.
Press INPUT to select L1 to record from the jacks on
the back of the VCR or L2 to record from the jacks on
the front of the VCR.
HIFI Indicator
Lights during hi-fi playback when the
Tape Playback: HI-FI/LINEAR/MIX feature is
set to HI-FI.
SAP Indicator ( )
Lights when the Reception: STEREO/MONO/SAP
feature is set to SAP.
Status Indicators
Show what the VCR is doing.
BYE
EJECT
FFWD
HELLO
LOCK
PLAY
REC
REC P
REW
SAVE flashes
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VCR turned off
Ejecting tape
Fast forward
Turned on or unlocked
Pro-Tect Plus turned on
Playback
Record
Record pause
Rewind
Timer program entered with
TV off
Time or Time Counter
Channel Number or Line
Indicator (L1 or L2)
Specifications
Specifications
Format:
VHS
Record/Playback
Video:
4-Head
System
Audio:
2 Hi-Fi record/playback system
Video Signal System:
EIA standard: NTSC color
Antenna:
75-ohm external VHF/UHF combined antenna terminal
Tuner:
USA:
181 channels capability*
(125 cable channels)
Canada:
178 channels capability*
(122 cable channels)
Type:
Autoprogramming frequency synthesis
Power Requirement:
120V AC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption:
22 watts
Dimensions:
3.5 inches high
(90 mm)
15.43 inches wide
(393 mm)
12.2 inches deep
(314 mm)
Weight:
9.5 pounds
(4.3 kg)
Storage Temperature Range:
- 22ûF (- 30ûC) to +149ûF (+65ûC)
Operating Temperature Range:
+41ûF (+5ûC) to +104ûF (+40ûC)
*Check your cable companyÔs compatibility requirements.
Cleaning the VCR
Use a soft cloth or dusting attachment of your vacuum cleaner to dust your VCR. Remove
dust from the ventilation holes on the top, back, sides, and bottom of the cabinet.
Plastic surfaces are easily scratched and can be marred by alcohol and various solvents.
Avoid excessive use of oil-based furniture polishes since the materials used in the cabinet
will accumulate more dust. We recommend using a non-abrasive, anti-static cleaner and
polisher.
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Trouble Shooting Guide
Sometimes problems can be easily solved by checking a few basic things. Check below before you call for help or
take your VCR to an Authorized ProScan VCR Servicenter.
Trouble
Here's what to try:
No power
■ Plug VCR into an operating
■ Check connections.
outlet.
Clock shows incorrect time or date
■ Clock was not set accurately (check AM/PM and date).
■ Time counter display appears in display panel. Press DISPLAY
on
remote.
VCR does not respond to remote
■ Press
Remote no longer controls a ProScan TV
■ Press
Remote no longer controls a compatible TV,
cable box, satellite receiver, or auxiliary
component
■ Press
VCR only responds to VCR2¥DVD button on
remote
■ Check
No picture when VCR turned on Ð using a
basic hookup
■ Press TV¥VCR to turn VCR indicator on. See page 17.
■ Check to see if Auto TV/VCR feature is set to OFF. See
Poor or no picture for normal TV viewing
■ Press TV¥VCR to turn VCR indicator
■ Switch TV to an active channel.
■ Check antenna connections.
Time counter not working
■ The
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VCR1 (VCR2¥DVD) to set remote to control the VCR. See
page 21.
■ VCR2¥DVD button may be set to control a DVD. See page 21 to
change back to VCR2.
■ Aim remote at VCR with no objects between them.
■ Remove batteries and hold down one or more buttons for several
seconds to drain the microprocessor inside the remote to reset it.
Reinstall the batteries and try remote again.
■ Change batteries.
TV to set remote to control the corresponding compatible TV.
See page 22.
■ Reprogram remote for ProScan or RCA TV. See page 22.
■ Aim remote at TV with no objects between them.
■ Change batteries.
■ Remove batteries and hold down one or more buttons for several
seconds to drain the microprocessor inside the remote to reset it.
Reinstall the batteries and try remote again.
TV, AUX, VCR2¥DVD or SAT¥CABLE to set remote to control a
compatible component. See pages 21-24.
■ Aim remote at component with no objects between them.
■ Reprogram remote after batteries have been changed.
■ Reprogram VCR2¥DVD button to operate compatible satellite
receiver. See page 23.
■ Change batteries.
■ Remove batteries and hold down one or more buttons for several
seconds to drain the microprocessor inside the remote to reset it.
Reinstall the batteries and try remote again.
setting of Remote Control: VCR1/VCR2 feature. See page 21.
page 17.
off.
time counter does not advance during unrecorded portions of
tape. When an unrecorded segment of tape is encountered, the time
counter will hold its count until recorded material is detected again.
■ A minus (Ð) will appear in front of the time if you rewind the tape
farther back than a counter reading of 0:00:00.
Troubleshooting Guide
Trouble
Snowy or no picture during playback
Here's what to try:
■ Press TV¥VCR to turn VCR indicator on.
■ Check TV channel selected (3 or 4) to make
sure it matches the channel
selected with CH3 CH4 switch on back of VCR.
■ Check TVÕs fine tuning.
■ Check video cable connections between VCR and TV monitor.
■ Set TV monitor to video input channel.
■ Try another tape.
■ Some snow/streaks are normal during search, frame advance, slowmotion, or stop-action playback.
Will not record or play
■ No cassette in VCR.
■ Eject and re-insert cassette.
■ Broken tape Ñ try another cassette.
Streaks in picture during normal playback
■ Some
Rewind does not operate
■ Tape
Will not record
■ Safety tab removed from cassette.
■ Make sure the line indicator (L1 or
snow/streaks are normal during search, frame advance, slowmotion, or stop-action playback.
already rewound.
L2) is turned off in VCRÕs display
panel for normal recording from the VCRÕs tuner. Press INPUT to turn
off the line indicator.
VCR is paused during playback
■ VCR
is in pause mode. Press PAUSE or PLAY.
VCR Plus+ or timer recording not made
or wrong program recorded
■ Wrong PlusCode number entered.
■ Cable box or satellite receiver was not
VCR makes noise when stopped
■ VCR
Will not auto search active
channels correctly
■ Check
■ Check
Cannot select channels over 69
■ Cable
Cassette with safety tab removed does not
start to play automatically
■ Set
turned on at time recording was
to begin. VCR cannot control cable box or satellite receiver, or
component is positioned incorrectly.
■ Program entered incorrectly (wrong channel or times).
■ Power interruption. Clock area in display panel will show - -:- -.
■ Check to see if time and date are correct Ñ including AM/PM.
■ Program exceeded tapeÕs length or tape was not rewound beforehand.
■ VCR was not turned off at the time recording was to start.
■ No tape in VCR or cassetteÕs safety tab broken off.
is removing tape from heads. This is normal. The head cylinder
inside the VCR will continue to rotate for a few minutes after you put
the VCR in the stop mode.
antenna connections.
Signal Type: CABLE/ANTENNA feature. See page 15.
channels over 69 can only be selected if Signal Type:
CABLE/ANTENNA feature is set to CABLE. Details are on page 15.
Auto Play ON/OFF feature to ON. Details are on page 26.
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Trouble Shooting Guide (continued)
Trouble
Here's what to try:
Segment of tape plays over and over
■ Auto
Repeat feature turned on. Details are on page 29.
Stereo or SAP sound not recorded
■ Reception:
No stereo sound during playback
■ Tape
Stereo audio too noisy
■ Stereo
Tape continues forward or reverse search
during jog shuttle operation
■ Press PLAY¥PAUSE on the VCR or PLAY on the remote to return to
STEREO/MONO/SAP feature must be set to STEREO to
record broadcast stereo. See page 44.
■ Reception: STEREO/MONO/SAP feature must be set to SAP to record
SAP. See page 44.
■ STEREO indicator not on. Station not broadcasting stereo.
Playback: HI-FI/LINEAR/MIX feature must be set to HI-FI to
hear stereo sound during playback. See page 30.
■ Must use one of the advanced hook ups.
signal is weak. Set Reception: STEREO/MONO/SAP feature to
MONO. See page 44.
■ Press one of the TRACKING up or down buttons to minimize the noise.
normal playback.
■ Press 3 or 4 to place VCR in pause mode.
VCR forwards through commercials or
momentarily displays a blue screen during
playback
■ COMMERCIALAADVANCEª CA PLAYBACK feature set to AUTO.
VCR forwards through a rental or pre-recorded
tape displaying a blue screen
■ Some tapes use special control track marking.
COMMERCIALAADVANCEª feature does
not mark commercials
The commercial advance feature does not mark commercials under the
following situations:
■ CA Marking: ON/OFF feature set to OFF. See page 33.
■ Recording is less than 15 minutes.
■ A single isolated commercial cannot be marked.
■ Recording started in the middle of a commercial segment.
■ The commercial is longer than one minute.
■ A commercial group within the first or last two minutes of a recording.
■ It does not mark commercials between 30-and-45 seconds and 45-and60 seconds.
■ Accuracy and effectiveness can vary depending upon program content
and the characteristics of the commercials.
■ Effectiveness may vary when local television stations insert their own
commercials.
Commercials recorded even though
COMMERCIALAADVANCEª feature
was turned on.
■ COMMERCIALAADVANCEª is
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See pages 33-34.
Set the
COMMERCIALAADVANCEª CA PLAYBACK feature, in the
PREFERENCES menu to MANUAL.
designed to record the commercials,
mark them, and then skip over the marked commercials during
playback.
References
Questions and Answers About COMMERCIALAADVANCE™
Question
Answer
Will commercials be scanned through only
on playback of recordings?
Yes. The VCR does not rewind and mark commercial segments until
after recording is finished.
How fast does the COMMERCIALA
ADVANCEªVCR scan through the
commercial breaks?
In SLP tape speed, a 3-minute commercial break is scanned through in
approximately 8-12 seconds. In SP, it takes about 25-35 seconds.
Are commercials still recorded if I want to
watch them?
Yes. The recorded program, including commercials, can be viewed by
setting the CA PLAYBACK feature to MANUAL.
What if the VCR scans forward through
part of my program?
Simply rewind the tape to just before the skipped segment, and press
PLAY to view the program.
Once a recording has been marked, does
COMMERCIALAADVANCEª work each
time the tape is played?
Yes. If the CA PLAYBACK feature is set to AUTO, the marked
commercials should be skipped each time the tape is played in a
COMMERCIALAADVANCEª VCR.
After marking commercials, is the tape left
at the beginning or end of the recording?
The tape is left at the end of the recording so it is in position to begin
additional programmed recordings.
Does the marking process interfere with
other programmed recordings?
No. If two or more recordings are programmed together without
sufficient time to mark the first recording, marking will take place after
all recordings have completed.
What happens if the marking process is
interrupted?
Marking can be interrupted to allow use of the VCR. Marking will
resume again when the VCRÕs power is turned off as long as the tape
has not been ejected from the VCR.
Does COMMERCIALAADVANCEªwork
in all recording speeds?
Yes, COMMERCIALAADVANCEª works in SP and SLP.
Will COMMERCIALAADVANCEª
marked recordings work in nonCOMMERCIALAADVANCEªVCRs?
A COMMERCIALAADVANCEª marked recording will play in a nonCOMMERCIALAADVANCEª VCR, but commercials will not
automatically be skipped.
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Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
■ Any defect in material or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
■ Six months for labor charges
■
One year for parts.
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from the date of
shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.
What we will do:
■
Pay any Authorized ProScan VCR Servicenter the labor charges to repair your VCR.
■
Pay any Authorized ProScan VCR Servicenter for the new or, at our option, refurbished
replacement parts required to repair your VCR.
How you get service:
■ Take your VCR to any Authorized ProScan VCR Servicenter. To identify your nearest
Authorized ProScan VCR Servicenter, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800PROSCAN.
■
Show the service technician your evidence of purchase date.
■
Pick up your VCR when repairs are completed.
What your warranty does not cover:
■ Customer instruction. (Your OwnerÕs Manual clearly describes how to install, adjust, and
operate your VCR.
Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
■
Installation and related adjustments.
■
Signal reception problems not caused by your VCR.
■
Damage from misuse or neglect.
■
Cleaning of video/audio heads.
■
Remote control batteries.
■
A VCR that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional
or other
commercial purposes.
■
A VCR purchased or serviced outside the USA.
■
Acts of God, such as, but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
■ Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your VCR. It will make it
easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for
warranty coverage.
How state law relates to this warranty:
■ This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary
from state to state.
What if you purchased your VCR outside the United States:
■ This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
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Index
Accessories, Included . . . . . . . . .9
Add or Remove Channels
from Memory . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Advance, Commercial . .33,34,35
Antenna Connections . . . . . . .2,3
Arrow (MOVE) . . . . . . . .10,18-20
AUDIO Menu . . . . . . . . .30,44,45
AUDIO/VIDEO Jacks
. . . . . . . . . . .3-8,11,12,43,48,49
Auto Channel Search . . . . .14,15
Auto Clock Set . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Auto Play Feature . . . . . . . .25,26
Auto Repeat Feature . . . . . . . .29
Auto TV/VCR Feature . . . .17,25
AutoEdit Feature . . . . . . . . . . .47
Automatic Tracking . . . . . . . . .27
AUX (Auxiliary) Button . . .18,24
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Batteries, Inserting in Remote .10
Blank Search Feature . . . . . . . .32
Brightness, Front Panel . . . . . .49
Broadcast Stereo, Recording . .44
Buttons, Remote Control . .18-24
BYE Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Cable Box Setup . . . . . . . . . .11-13
Cable Box Codes . . . . . . . . .13,23
Cable Box Function
Buttons on Remote . . . . . . . .20
Cable System With
Cable Box, Connections .2,3-5
Cable System Without
Cable Box Connections . . . .2,3
Cassette-In Indicator . . . . . .25,50
CH3 CH4 Switch . . .3-8,11,17,49
CHANNEL Buttons . . . . . .18-20
Channel Number Indicator . . .50
Checking Timer and
VCR Plus+ Programs . . . . . .42
Checks, Trouble . . . . . . . . . .52-54
Choisissez une Langue . . . . . .16
CLEAR Button . . . . . . . . . . .18-20
Clearing Timer and
VCR Plus+ Programs . . . . . .42
Codes,
Auxiliary Components . . . .24
Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
DVD Component . . . . . . . . .21
Laserdisc Player . . . . . . . . . .21
Satellite Receivers . . . . . . . . .23
TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
VCR2¥DVD Button . . . . . . .21
Commercial Advance . .33,34,55
Connections
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Cable System With
Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,4-5
Cable System Without
Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,3
Satellite Receiver . . . . . . .2,6-7
Two VCRs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Controlling a
Auxiliary Component . . . . .24
Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
DVD Component . . . . . . . . .21
Laserdisc Player . . . . . . . . . .21
Satellite Receiver . . . . . . . . .23
TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Copying and Editing Tapes 46,47
Copying Tape, Connections . . .8
Date and Time, Setting . . . . . . .15
Daylight Savings Time . . . . . . .14
Digital Satellite Receiver,
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-13
DISPLAY Button . . . . . . .18-20,29
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . .49,50
Displays, Status . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
DSS SETUP Menu . . . . . . . . . . .11
EDIT Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Editing and Copying Tapes 46,47
Editing Timer and
VCR Plus+ Programs . . . . . .42
EJECT Button . . . . . . . . . . . .25,48
Express Recording . . . . . . . .36,37
F.ADV (Frame Advance)
Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19,27
Fast Forward Search . . . . . . . . .27
FF and FWD (Fast Forward)
Buttons . . . . . . . .18,19,27,46,47
FFWD Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Frame Advance . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
French Language . . . . . . . . . . .16
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46,47
Go-To Seach Feature . . . . . . . .31
HELLO Indicator . . . . . . . . .30,50
HIFI Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .30,50
Hookups,
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Cable System With
Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,4-5
Cable System Without
Cable Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,3
Satellite Receiver . . . . . . .2,6-7
Two VCRs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Index Search Feature . . . . . . . .31
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
INPUT Button . . . .18,19,43,48,49
Inserting Batteries in Remote .10
L1 and L2 Indicators .19,43,48,49
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Laserdisc Player . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Light Button ( ) . . . . . . . . . . .18
Line Indicators
(L1 and L2) . . . . . . .19,43,48,49
Line Input, Recording From . .43
Locking the VCR . . . . . . . . . . . .30
LP Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
LP Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Manual Tracking . . . . . . . . . . . .27
MENU and
MENU¥PROG Buttons .11-16
MOVE Arrows . . . . . . . .10,18-20
MUTE Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Number Buttons . . . . . . . . .18,19
On-Screen Displays . . . . . . . . .29
PAUSE Button .18,19,26,36,46-48
Pause for Stop Action . . . . . . . .26
Pause, Recording . . . . . . . . . . .36
Picture Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Play a Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
PLAY Button . . . . .18,19,25,26,48
PLAY Indicator . . . . . . . . . . .25,50
Point and Select . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
POWER Button . . . . . . . .37,42,48
Power Cord, Attaching . . . . . . .9
PREV CH (Previous
Channel) Button . . . . . . .18-20
Pro-Tect Plusª Feature . . . . . .30
PROG. EXP (Program
Express) Button . . . . . . . .36,48
Program Information . . . . . . . .28
PWR (Power) Button . . . . . .18-24
REC and RECORD
Button . . . .18,19,35,37,44,46,47
REC Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
REC P Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Reception: STEREO/
MONO/SAP Feature . . .44,45
Record One Channel While
Watching Another . . . . . . . .35
Recording
Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36,37
One Channel While
Watching Another . . . . . . . .35
Pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-43
VCR Plus+ . . . . . . . . . .38-40,43
Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Remote Batteries, Inserting . . .10
Remote Control . . . . . . . .10,18-24
Remote Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Remove or Add
Channels from Memory . . .16
REW (Rewind)
Button . . . . . . . . .18,19,27,46,47
REW Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Rewind Search . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
SAP Indicator . . . . . . . . . . .44,50
SAP, Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Satellite Receiver Codes . . . . . .23
Satellite Receiver Connections6-7
SAT¥CABLE Button . . . . . .18,23
SAVE Indicator . . . . . . . . . .36,50
SAVED Indicator . . . . . . . . .36,50
SEARCH Button . . . . .18,19,31,32
Sensor, Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
SHUTTLE DIAL . . . . . . . . . .27,48
Signal Type: CABLE/
ANTENNA Feature . . . . . . .15
SLOW + and Ð Buttons .18,19,26
SLOW + and Ð Indicator . . .26,50
Slow Motion Playback . . . . . . .26
SLP Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
SLP Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
SP Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
SP Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
SPEED Button .18,19,35-37,40,41
Speeds, Recording . . . . . . . . . .36
SRCH + and Ð Indicators . .27,50
Status Displays, On-Screen . . .29
Status Indicators, Front Panel .50
STEREO Indicator . . . . . . .44,50
Stereo Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Stereo TV, Recording . . . . . . . .44
STILL Indicator . . . . . . . . . .26,50
Stop Action Pause . . . . . . . . . . .26
STOP Button . . . . . . . . . .18,19,46
STOP Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Stopping a Recording . . . . .37,41
TAPE Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Tape Playback: HI-FI/
LINEAR/MIX Feature . . . . .30
Tape Speed Indicators . . . . .36,50
Tape, Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Time and Date , Setting . . . .14,15
Time Counter . . . . . . . . . . . .29,50
Time Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Time Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
TIMER FULL Indicator . . . . . . .50
TIMER Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Timer Programs
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Clearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
TRACKING Buttons . . . .18,19,27
Tracking, Automatic
and Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Trouble Checks . . . . . . . . . .52-54
TV Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . .18,20,22
TV Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
TV¥VCR Button . . . . .17-19,48,50
VCR Controls . . . . . . . . . . . .48-50
VCR Function Buttons
on Remote . . . . . . . . . . . .18,19
VCR Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
VCR Plus+
Channel Worksheet . . . . . . .39
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Clearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
PlusCodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Standarized VCR Plus+
Channel Chart . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
VCR, Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
VCR, Turn On . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
VCR¥TV Button . . . . .17-19,48,50
VCR1 and VCR2¥DVD
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,21
VCR1/VCR2 Feature . . . . . . . .21
VCRs, Connecting
for Tape Copying . . . . . . . . . .8
VIDEO1 or VIDEO2
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,43
VOL (Volume)
Up or Down Button . . . .18-21
Warranty, Limited . . . . . . . . . .56
Watch One Channel While
Recording Another . . . . . . .35
X-REC Indicator . . . . . . . . .37,50
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Reference
¨
We are committed to your complete satisfaction and viewing enjoyment.
Any time you have a question or want information about your ProScan
product, call our friendly toll-free number listed below. We’re always ready
to help you Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
1-800-PROSCAN
If you would like a copy of this manual in French, please follow the
instructions below:
Si un livret d’instructions en français n’est pas inclus avec votre appareil,
vous pouvez en obtenir un (indiquer le numéro de modèle, votre nom, et
votre adresse) en vous adressant à:
Thomson Electronique Grand Public du Canada
Service des´ données techniques
6540 Tomken Rd
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2E9
If your VCR needs service, please contact your dealer or the nearest
Servicenter from the yellow pages. Please do not send any products to the
Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only
add delays in service for your product.
10330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290-1024
©1996 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
Trademark(s)¨ Registered
Marca(s) Registrada(s)
Printed in Singapore
Part Number 96-PSVR65-1
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