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ENGLISH
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
CONTENTS
SAFETY FIRST
2
Safety Precautions ...................... 2
HR-J277MS
HR-J271MS
INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER 3
Basic Connections ..................... 3
INITIAL SETTINGS
4
Video Channel Set ..................... 4
Auto Set Up ............................... 6
On-Screen Displays ................... 8
Select Language ......................... 9
Clock Set ................................. 10
PLAYBACK
11
Basic Playback .......................... 11
Playback Features .................... 12
RECORDING
16
Basic Recording ....................... 16
Recording Features .................. 17
B.E.S.T. Picture System ............. 18
VCR
CABLE/
SAT/DVD
TV
TIMER RECORDING
AUDIO
TV/VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
VPS/PDC
DAILY/QTDN.
WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
9
0000
AUX
4
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
20
Express Timer Programming ..... 20
Automatic Satellite Programme
Recording ................................ 25
2
PR
EXPRESS
1 PROG
SPECIAL FEATURES
30 SEC
MENU
TV PR +
STANDBY/ON
3 OK
+
TV
EDITING
COLOUR SYSTEM
TV
–
TV PR –
VIDEO
AUDIO
REVIEW
REC LINK
SP
PR
26
Remote Control Functions ........ 26
SP/LP/EP
ENTER/
ENTR
EE
30
Edit To Or From Another Video
Recorder .................................. 30
Edit From A Camcorder ............ 31
SP/LP/EP
PAL NTSC
INSTRUCTIONS
INFORMATION ON MULTI-SYSTEM
COMPATIBILITY
32
TUNER SET
34
TROUBLESHOOTING
38
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
41
INDEX
42
SPECIFICATIONS
45
LPT0421-001B
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2 EN
SAFETY FIRST
Safety Precautions
The rating plate and the safety caution are on the rear of the unit.
WARNING: DANGEROUS VOLTAGE INSIDE
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTION
n When you are not using the recorder for a long period of
time, it is recommended that you disconnect the power
cord from the mains outlet.
n Dangerous voltage inside. Refer internal servicing to
qualified service personnel. To prevent electric shock or
fire hazard, remove the power cord from the mains
outlet prior to connecting or disconnecting any signal
lead or aerial.
n Use the conversion plug (not provided in certain areas)
depending on the type of your AC wall outlet.
ATTENTION
1.This recorder can also receive SECAM colour television
signals for recording and playback.
2.Recordings made of SECAM television signals produce
monochrome pictures if played back on another video
recorder of SECAM standard, or do not produce normal
colour pictures if played back on another video recorder
of PAL standard.
3.SECAM prerecorded cassettes or recordings made with a
SECAM video recorder produce monochrome pictures
when played back with this recorder.
POWER SYSTEM
This set operates on voltage of AC110 – 240 V` (Rating),
AC90 – 260 V` (Operating), 50/60 Hz with automatic
switching.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire or
chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not recharge,
disassemble, heat above 100°C or incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita Electric),
Sanyo, Sony or Maxell CR2025. Danger of explosion or
Risk of fire if the battery is incorrectly replaced.
n Dispose of used battery promptly.
n Keep away from children.
n Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
PAL NTSC
n Only cassettes marked "VHS" (or "S-VHS") can be used with
this videorecorder. However, S-VHS recording is not possible
with this model.
n HQ VHS is compatible with existing VHS equipment.
IMPORTANT
n Please read the various precautions on this page before
installing or operating the recorder.
n It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record
pre-recorded tapes, records, or discs without the consent
of the owner of copyright in the sound or video recording, broadcast or cable programme and in any literary,
dramatic, musical, or artistic work embodied therein.
The STANDBY/ON
button does not completely shut
off mains power from the unit, but switches operating
current on and off. " " shows electrical power standby
and " " shows ON.
Video tapes recorded with this video recorder in the LP (Long
Play) or EP (Extended Play) mode cannot be played back on a
single-speed video recorder.
Failure to heed the following precautions may result
in damage to the recorder, remote control or video
cassette.
1. DO NOT place the recorder . . .
... in an environment prone to extreme temperatures or
humidity.
... in direct sunlight.
... in a dusty environment.
... in an environment where strong magnetic fields are
generated.
... on a surface that is unstable or subject to vibration.
2. DO NOT block the recorder's ventilation openings.
3. DO NOT place heavy objects on the recorder or
remote control.
4. DO NOT place anything which might spill on top of
the recorder or remote control.
5. AVOID violent shocks to the recorder during transport.
INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER
1
2
Aerial terminal
RF Cable
(provided)
TV Aerial
Cable
AV-IN terminals
3
AV Cable
(not provided)
Mains Power
Cord
Rear View
Mains outlet
3
It's essential that your video recorder be properly connected.
Follow these steps carefully. THESE STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY VIDEO OPERATION CAN BE PERFORMED.
Basic
Connections
Back of TV
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AUDIO OUT/
VIDEO OUT
Connect the power plug to an AC
outlet before installing the lithium
battery. Z pg. 5
4
CHECK CONTENTS
Make sure the package contains all of the accessories
listed in "Specifications" (Z pg. 43).
SITUATE RECORDER
Place the recorder on a stable, horizontal surface.
CONNECT RECORDER TO
TV
The connection method you use depends on the type
of TV you have.
RF CONNECTION
● To Connect To A TV With NO AV Input Terminals . . .
a– Disconnect the TV aerial cable from the TV.
b– Connect the TV aerial cable to the ANT. IN jack
on the rear panel of the recorder.
c– Connect the provided RF cable between the RF
OUT jack on the rear panel of the recorder and
the TV's aerial terminal.
AV CONNECTION
● To Connect To A TV With AV Input Terminals . . .
a– Connect the aerial, recorder and TV as per "RF
CONNECTION".
b– Connect an optional AV cable between the
AUDIO OUT and VIDEO OUT connectors on the
rear panel of the recorder and the TV's AV-IN
terminals .
CONNECT RECORDER TO
MAINS
Plug the end of the mains power cord into a mains
outlet.
NOTE:
Use the conversion plug (not provided in certain areas)
depending on the type of your AC wall outlet.
ATTENTION
If you have finished all the necessary connections, go to
"Video Channel Set" on page 4, then perform Auto Set Up on
page 6; do NOT press the
button on the recorder/remote
control to turn on the recorder's power before you start Auto
Set Up.
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INITIAL SETTINGS
If you have connected the video recorder to your TV
via the provided RF cable only (RF connection) – Go to
"With RF Connection" below.
Video
Channel Set
If you have connected the video recorder to your TV
via both the provided RF cable and an AV cable (AV
connection) – Go to "With AV Connection" on next
page.
Video Channel (RF Output Channel) is the channel on
which your TV receives picture and sound signals from the
video recorder through the RF cable.
With RF Connection
IMPORTANT:
Before performing the following steps, make sure the
recorder's power is off and there is no cassette inserted in
the recorder.
STOP/EJECT
PR +/–
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
ACCESS VIDEO CHANNEL
SET MODE
Hold down STOP/EJECT on the recorder until the
display panel shows the following.
SELECT TV SYSTEM
Press PR + or – to set appropriate TV system that
matches the system of TV being used (refer to the table
below).
2
1 : B/G
2 : D/K
3:I
Major Countries/Areas
4:H
TV System
4
0
PR +/–
1
3
OK
TEST SIGNAL
The channel on which the screen to
the left appear clearly in step 3 is
your Video Channel.
To view picture signals from the video recorder, set
your TV to the Video Channel.
New Zealand, Kuwait, U.A.E.,
Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand,
Malaysia, Iran, Saudi Arabia,
Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Iraq
B/G
China, Mongolia, Russia
D/K
Hong Kong
I
Australia
H
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3
SET VIDEO CHANNEL
Set your TV to UHF channel 34.
● If the two vertical white bars appear clearly on the
screen as shown in the illustration (Z "TEST SIGNAL"
on page 4), press OK and then go to step 4.
● If the two vertical white bars do not appear clearly,
press OK and then PR + or – to set the video recorder
to a vacant channel between 28 and 60 which is not
occupied by any local station in your area.
With AV Connection
IMPORTANT:
Before performing the following steps, make sure the
recorder's power is off and there is no cassette inserted in
the recorder.
(Ex.) If channel 50 is available in your area
Then set your TV to UHF channel 50 and check if the
two vertical white bars appear clearly on the screen; if
so, go to step 4. If not, re-set the video recorder to
another vacant channel and try again.
NOTES:
● If you set the video recorder to a channel which is
occupied by a local station or has neighbouring
channels that are occupied by local stations, the
picture reception quality will be affected and some
interference noise will appear on the TV screen. Be
sure to select a vacant channel which has no
broadcast on neighbouring channels.
● If you cannot obtain the two vertical white bars
clearly with any channel between 28 and 60, consult
your JVC dealer.
4
FINISH VIDEO CHANNEL
SET
Press OK.
● If Auto Set Up (Z pg. 6) or Tuner Set (Z pg. 34)
has not previously been performed, the Language
Select screen appears and Auto Set Up function
takes place automatically.
5
1
2
ACCESS VIDEO CHANNEL
SET MODE
Hold down STOP/EJECT on the recorder until the
display panel shows the following.
SET VIDEO CHANNEL
Press OK, then press PR – until the display panel shows
the following.
Now the video channel is set to off (– –).
3
FINISH VIDEO CHANNEL
SET
Press OK.
● If Auto Set Up (Z pg. 6) or Tuner Set (Z pg. 34)
has not previously been performed, the Language
Select screen appears and Auto Set Up function
takes place automatically.
To view picture signals from the video recorder, set
your TV to its AV mode.
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Be sure to connect the power plug to an AC outlet first
before installing the lithium battery; otherwise, the
battery's service life will be drastically shortened.
Installing/Removing the lithium battery
1 Make sure that the power plug is connected to an AC outlet
and turn off the recorder power.
2 Open the battery cover while pressing the release tab as
illustrated.
3 Insert a lithium battery with the plus (+) side up and push it in.
● To remove the lithium battery, press the latch A downward using a pointed non-metallic object, then pull out
the lithium battery.
4 Close the battery cover until it clicks in place.
A
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INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.)
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
3
4
0
4
1
3
MENU
OK
PUSH JOG
SELECT LANGUAGE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to your
desired language (English, Arabic or Russian), then
press OK or PUSH JOG .
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● Don't press any buttons on the recorder or remote that
are not directly related to the step you are performing
while Auto Set Up is in progress.
● If you perform Auto Set Up successfully during installation, there's no need to separately perform the Language
Select, Clock Set or Channel Set procedures, but if
adjustments become necessary they can be performed as
follows:
– To change the selected language Z pg. 9
– To reset or adjust the time Z pg. 10
– To add/delete channels manually Z pg. 35
– To reset the tuner after moving to a different location
Z pg. 34
● The Clock Set screen appears.
SET TIME
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
set the time, then press OK
or PUSH JOG .
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IMPORTANT
Before starting, make sure of the following:
● The TV aerial cable should be connected to the recorder.
● The recorder's mains power cord should be connected to
a mains outlet. Z pg. 3
● The "Video Channel Set" procedure should be done first
and the TV should be set to its AV mode (With AV
connection Z pg. 5) or video channel (With RF
connection Z pg. 4).
● Press and hold either
button to delay or
advance the time by 30
minutes.
CLOCK SET
TIME
0:00
DATE
01.01
YEAR
00
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
SET DATE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to set the date, then press OK or
PUSH JOG .
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Auto Set Up
The Auto Set Up function simplifies installation by guiding you
through the procedures of setting the language, clock and tuner
channels — simply follow the on-screen menus that appear.
● Press and hold either button to change the date by 15
days.
SET YEAR
Press PUSH JOG %fi to set the year, then press MENU.
EN
TV System
Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, U.A.E.,
Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia,
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco,
Lebanon, Iraq
B/G
China, Mongolia, Russia
D/K
Hong Kong
I
7
8
9
4
0
5
6
SELECT TV SYSTEM
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to the
appropriate TV system (refer to the table on the left).
START AUTO CHANNEL
SET
Press OK or PUSH JOG
.
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Major Countries/Areas
● The Auto Set Up function scans all the channels that
are receivable by your recorder. It then automatically
assigns each receivable channels to the PR +/ –
buttons. It skips non-receivable channels.
● As Auto Set Up progresses, the " " mark on the
screen moves from left to right. (See below.)
1
OK
3
PUSH JOG
DO NOT press any button on the recorder or remote control while Auto Set Up is in progress.
AUTO CH SET
TV Screen
PLEASE WAIT
START
FINISH
During Auto Set Up
"PLEASE WAIT" blinks on the screen and "Auto"
blinks on the front display panel.
NOTES:
7
When Auto Set Up is completed, the lowest position
number will appear on the front display panel.
● If you perform Auto Set Up when the aerial cable is not connected properly, "SCAN COMPLETED -NO SIGNAL-" appears on
the screen. When this happens, make sure of the aerial connection and press OK; Auto Set Up will take place again.
● If there is a power cut, or if you press
or MENU while Auto Set Up is in progress, Auto Set Up will be interrupted; be sure to
turn off the recorder power once and try again.
● If you want to set the tuner manually such as to add or skip channels, to swap channel positions, or to fine-tune channels,
Z pg. 35–37.
● If no sound accompanies the picture or the audio sounds unnatural on some channels that have been stored by Auto Set Up,
the TV system setting for those channels may be incorrect. Select the appropriate TV system for those channels. Z "TV System
Selection – When you see the picture but the audio can't be heard or sounds unnatural" on page 37.
8 EN
INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.)
You can choose whether or not to have various operational
indicators appear on screen, by setting this function ON or OFF.
1
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
2
4
0
4
1
Press
.
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
Press MENU.
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
Place the pointer next to "FUNCTION SET" by pressing
PUSH JOG %fi, then press OK or PUSH JOG .
ENABLE/DISABLE
ON-SCREEN DISPLAY
The default setting is "ON",
so if you want on-screen
displays, leave the setting
as it is and go to step 5. If
you don't want the
displays to appear, press
PUSH JOG %fi to place
the pointer next to
"O.S.D." and press OK or
PUSH JOG to set to "OFF".
FUNCTION SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
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OK
3
MENU
TURN ON THE RECORDER
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On-Screen
Displays
PUSH JOG
5
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
NOTES:
● When you use this recorder as the player for editing, be sure
to set "O.S.D." to "OFF" before starting.
● During playback, the operation mode indicators may be
disturbed depending on the type of tape being used.
The superimposed indication on the TV screen tells you what the recorder is doing.
10 1
q6
9
8
7
PR. 12
23 : 59
31. 12. 95
6
0
+
] SP
NTSC 3.58
+
+
+
–9 : 59 : 59
2
3
4
5
1–
2–
3–
4–
5–
6–
7–
8–
9–
10–
Operation mode indicators
Tape speed SP/LP/EP
Colour system indicator (Z pg. 32)
Tape direction
Counter display
Tape position indicator (Z pg. 15)
Current day/month/year
Clock display
Channel position number/Aux. indicator (L-1)
Cassette loaded mark
EN
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
Press
.
ACCESS MAIN MENU SCREEN
Press MENU.
ACCESS INITIAL SET SCREEN
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"INITIAL SET", then press
OK or PUSH JOG .
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Select
Language
TURN ON THE RECORDER
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
2
1
3
OK
MENU
PUSH JOG
4
5
6
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"LANGUAGE", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
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ACCESS LANGUAGE SELECT
SCREEN
SELECT LANGUAGE
Place the pointer next to the language of your choice
(English, Arabic or Russian) by pressing PUSH JOG
%fi, then press OK or PUSH JOG .
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4
RETURN TO NORMAL SCREEN
Press MENU.
9
10 EN
INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
4
0
.
ACCESS MAIN MENU SCREEN
Press MENU.
ACCESS INITIAL SET SCREEN
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"INITIAL SET", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
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Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
1
2
3
4
Press
ACCESS CLOCK SET SCREEN
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"CLOCK SET", then press OK or PUSH JOG . The
Clock Set screen appears.
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Clock Set
TURN THE RECORDER ON
CLOCK SET
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
LANGUAGE
TIME
0: 00
DATE
01 . 01
YEAR
00
1
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
PUSH JOG
5
6
7
8
SET TIME
Press PUSH JOG %fi to set the time, then press OK or
PUSH JOG .
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OK
● Press and hold either button to delay or advance the
time by 30 minutes.
SET DATE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to set the date, then press OK or
PUSH JOG .
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3
MENU
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
● Press and hold either button to change the date by 15
days.
SET YEAR
Press PUSH JOG %fi to set the year.
START CLOCK OPERATION
Press MENU.
NOTE:
If the year digits are automatically cleared, it is possible that you
have input February 29th in a non-leap year. Input the correct data.
PLAYBACK
EN
The easiest, most basic operation possible with your video
recorder is tape playback. Already-recorded signals on a video
tape are read by your video recorder and displayed on your TV
just like a TV programme.
Basic
Playback
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
1
PLAY
W
STOP/EJECT
RE
EM
ST
SY
R
U
LO
CO
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
Make sure the window side is up, the rear label side is
facing you and the arrow on the front of the cassette is
point toward the recorder. Don't apply too much
pressure when inserting.
2
3
4
FIND PROGRAMME START
POINT
If the tape is advanced past the start point, press REW.
To go forward, press FF.
START PLAYBACK
Press PLAY. "BEST" appears blinking in the recorder's
display panel during automatic tracking. (Z pg. 18)
STOP PLAYBACK
Press STOP on the remote or STOP/EJECT on the
recorder's front panel. Then press STOP/EJECT to
remove the cassette.
Clean the video heads using
a dry cleaning cassette--TCL2UX--when:
4
0
• Rough, poor picture appears while a tape is played
back.
• The picture is unclear or no picture appears.
• “USE CLEANING CASSETTE” appears on the screen
(only with “O.S.D.” set to “ON” (Z pg. 8).
AY
PL
1
LOAD A CASSETTE
● The recorder power comes on automatically and the
counter is reset to 0:00:00.
● Select the appropriate colour system by pressing the
COLOUR SYSTEM button. (Z pg. 32)
● If the record safety tab has been removed, playback
begins automatically. (Z pg. 16)
FF
1
11
FF
REW
Usable cassettes
ST
O
P
3
● Compact VHS camcorder recordings can be played on
this video recorder. Simply place the recorded cassette
into a VHS Cassette Adapter and it can be used just like
any full-sized VHS cassette.
● This video recorder can record on regular VHS and
Super VHS cassettes. However, it will record and play
back regular VHS signals only. It is not possible to play
back a recorded Super VHS tape.
12 EN
PLAYBACK (cont.)
Variable-Speed Search
PLAY
W
RE
4
5
6
7
8
9
● The more times you press, the faster the playback
picture moves.
● To decrease speed, press the button for the opposite
direction.
Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame
Playback
1
2
2
PAUSE DURING PLAYBACK
Press PAUSE. If there is vertical jitter, use the PR +/ –
buttons to correct the picture.
ACTIVATE FRAME-BY-FRAME
PLAYBACK
Press PAUSE.
OR
Press PUSH JOG
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3
.
or
.
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PAUSE
FF
2
or
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
PR +/–
1
During playback, press PUSH JOG
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1
ACTIVATE VARIABLE-SPEED
SEARCH
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Playback
Features
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
4
PR +/–
Slow Motion
AY
PL
1
FF
REW
PAUSE
1
3
ACTIVATE SLOW-MOTION
PLAYBACK
During still picture, press and hold PAUSE for 2
seconds, then release. Press and release again to return
to still picture.
OR
PUSH JOG
or
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During still picture, press and hold PUSH JOG
Release to return to still picture.
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
High-Speed Search
ATTENTION
In the search, still, slow-motion or frame-by-frame
playback mode,
● the picture will be distorted.
● the noise bars will appear.
● the picture may not appear.
1
.
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ACTIVATE HIGH-SPEED
SEARCH
During playback or still, press FF for forward highspeed search, or REW for reverse high-speed search.
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
NOTE:
For short searches, press and hold FF or REW during playback
or still picture. When released, normal playback resumes.
EN
13
Manual Tracking
Your video recorder is equipped with automatic tracking
control. During playback, you can override this and adjust the
tracking manually by pressing the PR +/ – buttons.
REVIEW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
4
0
PR +/–
AY
PL
1
1
FF
REW
PAUSE
2
ST
O
P
3
3
OVERRIDE AUTOMATIC
TRACKING
Press PR + and – on the recorder to engage manual
tracking.
ADJUST TRACKING
MANUALLY
Press PR + or – to adjust tracking.
RETURN TO AUTOMATIC
TRACKING
Press PR + and – on the recorder to re-engage automatic tracking.
NOTE:
When a new tape is inserted, the recorder enters the automatic
tracking mode automatically.
Instant ReView
Repeat Playback
Simply by pressing a single button, the recorder power comes
on, rewinds, and begins playback of the last timer-recorded
programme. If you have several programmes recorded, you can
easily access any of them.
Your video recorder can automatically play back the whole tape
100 times repeatedly.
NOTE:
Before starting, make sure that the recorder is off and that the
Timer mode is disengaged.
1
ACTIVATE INSTANT
REVIEW
Press REVIEW. The recorder power comes on and the
recorder searches for the index code indicating the start
of the last timer-recorded programme. Once it's found,
playback begins automatically.
● If you have, for example, 3 programmes and you
want to watch the first of the 3 programmes, press
REVIEW three times. The recorder searches and
begins playback automatically. You can access a
programme as far as 9 index codes away from the
current tape position.
NOTE:
Instant ReView is not possible while the recorder is in the Timer
mode.
1
2
3
START PLAYBACK
Press PLAY.
ACTIVATE REPEAT
PLAYBACK
Press PLAY and hold for over 5 seconds, then release.
● The Play indicator ( ) on the display panel blinks
slowly.
● The tape plays 100 times automatically, and then
stops.
STOP PLAYBACK
Press STOP at any time to stop playback.
NOTE:
Pressing PLAY, REW, FF or PAUSE also stops Repeat Playback.
14 EN
PLAYBACK (cont.)
Index Search
Your recorder automatically marks
index codes at the beginning of
each recording. This function gives
you quick access to any one of 9
index codes in either direction.
£ 2
NOTE:
1
2
Before starting, make sure the
recorder is in the Stop mode.
3
2
6
7
8
9
1
4
0
ACTIVATE INDEX SEARCH
Press PUSH JOG or (™ or £) on the remote
control. "™ 1" or "£ 1" is displayed on screen and
search begins in the corresponding direction.
AY
30 SEC
%
● To access index codes 2 through 9, press PUSH JOG
or
repeatedly until the correct index number is
displayed.
Ex.: To locate the beginning of B from the current
position, press PUSH JOG twice.
To locate the beginning of D from the current
position, press PUSH JOG once.
fi
PL
1
%
5
fi
4
fi
FF
%
REW
Current position
3
OK
MENU
A
PUSH JOG
C
–1
D
1
E
2
F
3
%
%
–2
B
Index number
● When the specified index code is located, playback
begins automatically.
Skip Search
1
SKIP OVER UNWANTED
SECTIONS
Press 30 SEC 1 to 4 times during playback. Each press
initiates a 30-second period of fast-motion playback.
Normal playback resumes automatically.
NOTE:
To return to normal playback during a Skip Search, press PLAY.
EN
The Next Function Memory "tells" the recorder what to do after
rewinding. Before continuing, ensure that the recorder is in the
Stop mode.
a– For Automatic Start Of Playback After Tape Rewind...
...press REW, then press PLAY within 2 seconds.
b– For Automatic Power Off After Tape Rewind...
...press REW, then press
within 2 seconds.
c– For Automatic Timer Standby After Tape Rewind...
...press REW, then press ‰ within 2 seconds.
Picture Control
This feature helps you to adjust the playback picture quality
according to your preference. *The default setting is "AUTO."
1
NOTE:
It is not possible to select the Automatic Timer functions if the
cassette's record safety tab is removed.
2
Tape Position Indicator
3
+
+
1:23:45
3
Press MENU.
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
Place the pointer next to "FUNCTION SET" by pressing
PUSH JOG %fi, then press OK or PUSH JOG .
SELECT PICTURE CONTROL
SET MODE
Place the pointer next to
FUNCTION SET
"PICTURE CONTROL" by
B.E.S.T.
ON
pressing PUSH JOG %fi,
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO
then press OK or PUSH
AUTO TIMER
OFF
O.S.D.
ON
JOG to select the
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
OFF
desired mode.
[5/∞] =
AUTO*: Normally select
[MENU] : EXIT
"AUTO."
It automatically adjusts the picture quality.
* When the B.E.S.T. function is set to "OFF" (Z
pg. 18), you can only select "NORM" instead
of "AUTO."
EDIT:
Select when you dub tapes.
SOFT: Select when you want to soften the picture.
SHARP: Select when you want to sharpen the picture.
fi
The tape position indicator
appears on screen when, from
the Stop mode, you press FF,
REW or perform an Index
Search. The position of "5" in
relation to "0" (beginning) or "+" 0
+
(end) shows you where you are
on the tape.
"O.S.D." (Z pg. 8) must be
set to "ON", or the indicator
Beginning
will not appear.
ACCESS MAIN NENU
SCREEN
fi
Next Function Memory
15
End
NOTE:
Depending on the type of tape used, there may be times when
the indication is not correct.
NOTES:
● When you select "EDIT", "SHARP" or "SOFT", the
selected mode will not change until you select again.
● When you select "EDIT" to dub tapes, be sure to
select "AUTO" (or "NORM" when the B.E.S.T. function
is set to "OFF") after you finish dubbing the tapes.
4
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
NOTE:
Select EDIT when you are dubbing tapes. Refer to page 30, 31.
16 EN
RECORDING
TV signals being received by the recorder's built-in tuner can be
recorded onto a video tape. You can "capture" a TV programme
using your video recorder.
Basic
Recording
1
STOP/EJECT
RD
CO
RE
LO
CO
U
R
PR
SY
+/
–
ST
EM
SP/LP/EP
PLAY
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
1
2
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
NUMBER
4
0
PR +/–
AY
PL
SP/LP/EP
1
PAUSE
RECORD
5
6
Insert a cassette with the record safety tab intact.
● The counter is reset to 0:00:00 and the recorder
power comes on automatically.
● Select the appropriate colour system by pressing the
COLOUR SYSTEM button (Z pg. 32).
CHOOSE A PROGRAMME
Press PR +/ – or the NUMBER keys to select the
channel you wish to record.
SET TAPE SPEED
Press SP/LP/EP (
). Check the SP/LP/EP indicator on
the recorder display panel to confirm the selected tape
speed.
START RECORDING
Press and hold RECORD and PLAY on the remote
control, or press RECORD on the recorder.
B.E.S.T. takes place at the beginning of each first
SP and first LP (or EP) recording after inserting the
cassette (Z pg. 18).
PAUSE/RESUME
RECORDING
Press PAUSE. Press PLAY to resume recording.
STOP RECORDING
Press STOP on the remote control or STOP/EJECT on
the recorder. Then press STOP/EJECT to remove the
cassette.
Recording Resume
Function
If there is a power outage during recording (or Instant Timer
Recording or timer recording), the recording will resume
automatically when power is restored to the recorder unless
the recorder's memory backup has expired.
ST
O
P
3
2
3
4
LOAD A CASSETTE
Accidental erasure prevention
● To prevent accidental recording on a recorded cassette,
remove its safety tab. To record on it later, cover the hole
with adhesive tape.
Record safety tab
EN
Record One Programme
While Watching Another
Recording
Features
1
RECORD
PR +/–
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
2
4
0
0000
PR +/–
Once recording is in progress, all you need to do is to
set the channel controls on the TV for the station you
wish to view.
● The programme selected with the TV's channel
controls appears on the TV screen while the one
selected with the PR +/ – buttons is recorded on the
tape.
You can check the exact time of a recording.
– –:– –
2
SELECT CHANNEL TO
WATCH
Elapsed Recording Time
Indication
1
1
17
SET COUNTER DISPLAY
Press – –:– – until a counter reading appears on the
dispay panel.
● By pressing the – –:– – button, you can change the
display to show the counter reading, channel
position*, clock time.
*Channel position is not displayed during playback.
RESET COUNTER
Press 0000 before starting recording or playback.
● The counter is reset to "0:00:00" and shows the exact
elapsed time as the tape runs.
Instant Timer Recording (ITR)
This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 6 hours
(selectable in 30-min. increments), and shuts the recorder off
after recording is finished.
1
3
1
2
3
START RECORDING
Press RECORD on the recorder.
ENGAGE ITR MODE
Press RECORD again. "
the front display panel.
" blinks and 0:30 appears on
SET RECORDING DURATION
If you want to record for more than 30 minutes, press
RECORD to extend the time. Each press extends
recording time by 30 minutes.
NOTE:
You can only perform ITR using the RECORD button on the
recorder's front panel.
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RECORDING (cont.)
B.E.S.T. Picture
System
PLAY
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
The B.E.S.T. (Biconditional Equalised Signal Tracking) system
checks the condition of the tape in use during recording and
playback, and compensates to provide the highest-possible
recording and playback pictures. The default setting for both
recording and playback is "ON".
Preparation
1
CO
RD
2
Press
.
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
Press MENU.
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
Place the pointer next to
"FUNCTION SET" by
pressing PUSH JOG %fi,
then press OK or PUSH
JOG .
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
fi
RE
3
TURN ON THE RECORDER
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
2
3
4
2
4
7
5
6
8
9
4
0
SELECT MODE
Place the pointer next to
"B.E.S.T." by pressing
PUSH JOG %fi, then press
OK or PUSH JOG to set
to "ON" or "OFF".
fi
1
FUNCTION SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
1
PLAY
PAUSE
RECORD
3
OK
MENU
PUSH JOG
5
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
EN
Recording
1
START RECORDING
Press and hold RECORD and press PLAY on the remote,
or press RECORD on the recorder.
DURING B.E.S.T.
B.E.S.T. COMPLETE
Playback
The recorder assesses the quality of the tape once you initiate
playback.
1
START PLAYBACK
Press PLAY.
● The recorder adjusts the playback picture quality
based on the quality of the tape in use.
● B.E.S.T. is active during Auto Tracking. "BEST" appears
blinking on the recorder's display panel.
NOTES:
● The recorder spends approximately 7 seconds
assessing the condition of the tape, then begins
recording.
NOTES:
● The B.E.S.T. system works for both SP and LP (or EP) modes
only after a tape has been inserted and the Record mode is
first initiated. It does not work during recording.
● In the case of timer recording, the B.E.S.T. system works
before recording is initiated.
● Once the cassette is ejected, the B.E.S.T. data is cancelled.
The next time the cassette is used for recording, B.E.S.T. is reperformed.
● Pressing the recorder's RECORD button while "BEST" is
displayed does not start Instant Timer Recording
(Z pg. 17).
ATTENTION
Since the B.E.S.T. system works before recording actually
starts, there is a delay of approximately 7 seconds after
RECORD and PLAY on the remote are pressed, or RECORD
on the recorder is pressed. To make sure you record the
desired scene or programme in its entirety, first perform the
following steps:
1) Press and hold PAUSE and press RECORD to engage the
RECORD PAUSE mode.
● The recorder then automatically checks the condition
of the tape and, after approximately 7 seconds, reenters RECORD PAUSE.
2) Press PLAY to start recording.
● If you want to bypass the B.E.S.T. system and begin
recording immediately, set "B.E.S.T." to "OFF" in step 4
on page 18.
19
● When watching a tape recorded with "B.E.S.T." set to "ON", it
is recommended that you leave B.E.S.T. on during playback as
well.
● When watching a rental tape or one recorded on another
video recorder, or when using this recorder as the player for
editing, set B.E.S.T. to your preference by performing steps 1
through 5 on page 18.
● "BEST" only appears at the beginning of automatic tracking.
Even though it doesn't appear after that, the B.E.S.T. function
is operative.
20 EN
TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
Express Timer
Programming 1
ACCESS TIMER
PROGRAMMING SCREEN
Press PROG (If you're just
starting out, "P1" appears).
ST
EM
2
CO
LO
U
R
SY
3
1
2
4
3
2
5
6
7
8
9
/–
P+
O
ST
4
4
0
PR +/–
START+/–
D
1
E
AT
–
+/
PROG
3
=
5
STOP
–:– –
SP
DATE
– –.– –
[+/–] =
[PROG] : EXIT
Remember, the clock must be set before you can
programme the timer (Z pg. 10).
Before performing the following steps:
● Insert a cassette with the safety tab in place. The recorder
will come on automatically.
● Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
● Select the appropriate colour system by pressing the
COLOUR SYSTEM button (Z pg. 32).
– P1 –
START
–:– –
TV PROG
––
ENTER PROGRAMME
START TIME
Press START +/– to enter
the time you want
recording to start.
● Press and hold START
+/– to move in 30minute increments, or
press and release
repeatedly to move 1
minute at a time.
– P1 –
START
21:00
=
STOP
–:– –
SP
DATE
– –.– –
[+/–] =
[PROG] : EXIT
TV PROG
––
ENTER PROGRAMME STOP
TIME
Press STOP +/– to enter the time you want recording to
stop.
● Press and hold STOP +/– to move in 30-minute
increments, or press and release repeatedly to move 1
minute at a time.
ENTER PROGRAMME DATE
Press DATE +/–. (The current date appears on screen.
The date you enter appears in its place.)
ENTER CHANNEL
POSITION
Press PR +/–.
– P1 –
START
21:00
=
STOP
22:00
SP
DATE
25.04
[+/–] =
[PROG] : EXIT
TV PROG
10
EN
6
SP/LP/EP
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
WEEKLY
4
0
SP/LP/EP
1
PROG
SET TAPE SPEED
Press SP/LP/EP (
) to set the tape speed.
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
After confirming all information is correct, press PROG
or OK. "PROGRAM COMPLETED" appears on the
screen for about 5 seconds, then normal screen
appears.
● Repeat steps 1 – 7 for each additional programme.
8
LY
3
AI
2
D
1
7
21
ENGAGE RECORDER'S
TIMER MODE
Press ‰. The recorder turns off automatically and "‰"
appears on the display panel.
● To disengage the timer, press ‰ again.
To Timer-Record Weekly Or Daily Serials . . .
. . . anytime during steps 2 through 7, press WEEKLY (NUMBER
key "9") for weekly serials or DAILY (NUMBER key "8") for daily
serials (Monday–Friday). Either "WEEKLY" or "DAILY" appears on
the screen. Pressing the button again makes the corresponding
indication disappear.
At the programme check screen
When the weekly serials are programmed, a day of the week
appears. When the daily serials are programmed, "DAILY"
appears.
NOTE:
3
OK
You can programme this recorder to timer-record as many as 8
programmes. If you try to programme the recorder to record a
ninth, "PROGRAM FULL" appears on screen. To record the
extra programme, you must first cancel any unnecessary
programmes (Z pg. 22).
22 EN
TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
Check, Cancel And Replace
Programmes
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
1
7
STOP+/–
2
4
0
PR +/–
2
DISENGAGE TIMER MODE
Press ‰, then press
.
ACCESS PROGRAMME
CHECK SCREEN
Press ‰ ?.
START+/–
D
AT
1
E+
/–
EP
P/
/L
SP
3
MENU
OK
PUSH JOG
3
PR START STOP
1
8:00 10:00
2
10:00 10:45
3
11:30 13:00
4
5
6
7
8
[ ‰? ] : NEXT
CH
3
2
1
DATE
24.04
TUE
25.04
ACCESS PROGRAMME
SCREEN
Press ‰ ? again to check
more information. Each
time you press ‰?, the
next programme's
information appears.
– P1 –
START
8:00
=
STOP
10:00
SP
DATE
24:04
TV PROG
3
[ ‰? ] : NEXT
To cancel or replace a programme...
CANCEL OR REPLACE A
PROGRAMME
4
Press to cancel a programme. To replace a
programme, press the appropriate button: START+/–,
STOP+/–, DATE+/–, PR+/–, SP/LP/EP (
).
5
6
Press ‰? as many times as necessary. If there are still
some programmes remaining, go on to step 6.
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
RETURN TO TIMER MODE
Press ‰ .
EN
23
When programmes overlap
each other
If “PROGRAM OVERLAPPED” appears, you have another
programme overlapping the programme you have just made.
The Programme Check screen appears and conflicting
programmes will start blinking.
1
2
3
5
6
8
9
PROGRAM OVERLAPPED
7
STOP+/–
2
4
4
0
PR +/–
START+/–
PR START
1
8:00
2
10:00
3
11:30
4
9:00
5
6
7
8
[5/∞] =
STOP
10:00
10:45
13:00
10:00
CH
3
2
1
92
DATE
24.04
TUE
25.04
DAILY
[PROG] : EXIT
Example: Programme 1 (you have just made) and Programme 4
overlap each other.
D
AT
1
E+
/–
EP
P/
/L
SP
3
OK
1
PUSH JOG
Overlapping programmes blink on the TV screen.
SELECT THE PROGRAMME
TO MODIFY
Press PUSH JOG %fi, then press OK or PUSH JOG
%
2
CONFIRM THE OVERLAPPING PROGRAMMES
.
● You can only select one of the overlapping
programmes.
NOTE:
If you do not mind this overlap, press PROG to finish
the timer programme setting. The programme with the
lower programme number will be recorded and the
other one will not be recorded correctly. If no changes
are made for approximately 1 minute, the recorder will
return to the normal screen.
CANCEL OR CHANGE
PROGRAMME SETTING
3
To cancel a programme, press when the Programme
screen you do not want is shown. “PROGRAM
COMPLETED” appears on the TV screen for about 5
seconds, then the normal screen appears. To change
a programme, press the appropriate button: START+/-,
STOP +/-, DATE+/-, PR+/- and/or SP/LP/EP (
)
when the Programme screen on which you want to
make changes is shown, then press OK. “PROGRAM
COMPLETED” appears on the TV screen for about 5
seconds, then the normal screen appears.
NOTE:
If the overlap is not yet solved, or another overlap
occurs with the timer programme setting after making
the last correction on a programme, the conflicting
programmes will be shown on the Programme Check
screen again. Repeat the above steps again until the
overlap is solved.
24 EN
TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
Auto SP→LP Timer
Auto Timer
If, when timer-recording in SP mode, there is not enough tape to
record the entire programme, the recorder automatically
switches to LP mode (with PAL broadcasts) or EP mode (with
NTSC broadcasts) to allow complete recording.
For Example . . .
Recording a PAL-broadcast programme of 210 minutes in length
onto a 180-minute tape.
Approximately 150 minutes
Approximately 60 minutes
SP mode
LP mode
Total 210 minutes
Make sure you set "AUTO SP→LP TIMER" to "ON" at the
Function Set screen before the timer-recording starts.
2
Press MENU.
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"FUNCTION SET", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
3
%
ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
ON
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
NOTES:
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"FUNCTION SET", then
press OK or PUSH JOG .
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
SELECT MODE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"AUTO TIMER", then press
OK or PUSH JOG to
select either "ON" or
"OFF".
FUNCTION SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
4
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
%
SELECT MODE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"AUTO SP→LP TIMER",
then press OK or PUSH
JOG to select "ON".
Press MENU.
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
%
2
3
1
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
%
1
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
When the Auto Timer is set to ON the timer is automatically
engaged when the recorder power is turned off and automatically disengaged when the recorder is powered back on.
● If you have programmed the recorder to timer-record 2 or
more programmes, the second programme and those
thereafter may not fit on the tape if you set "AUTO SP→LP
TIMER" to "ON". In this case, make sure the mode is not
engaged, then set the tape speed manually during timer
programming.
● In order to ensure that the recording fits on the tape, this
feature may leave a slight non-recorded section at the end of
the tape.
● There may be some noise and sound disturbance at the point
on the tape where the recorder switches from SP to LP (or EP)
mode.
● The Auto SP→LP Timer feature is not available during ITR
(Instant Timer Recording), and the feature will not work
properly with any tapes longer than E-180 or with some tapes
of shorter lengths.
4
FUNCTION SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
NOTE:
For safety, when Auto timer is set to "OFF", all other recorder
functions are disabled while the Timer mode is engaged. To
disengage the timer, press ‰.
EN
Automatic Satellite Program
Recording
This facility allows you to automatically record a satellite
program which is timer-programmed on your external satellite
receiver. Connect a satellite receiver to the recorder's rear
AUDIO/VIDEO IN connectors and program the timer on the
satellite receiver; the recorder starts recording when the signals
input from the satellite receiver to the rear AUDIO/VIDEO IN
connectors, and when there is no input signals the recorder
stops recording and the power shuts off.
Before performing the following steps:
• Program the timer on the satellite receiver.
• Insert a cassette with the safety tab in place.
REC LINC indicator
2
RE
C
LI
N
K
1
7
8
9
4
0
25
SET TAPE SPEED
Press SP/LP/EP to set the tape speed.
ENGAGE AUTO SATELLITE
PROG REC MODE
Press and hold REC LINK for about 2 seconds. The REC
LINK indicator lights up and the recorder turns off
automatically.
● To disengage the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode, press
REC LINK. The REC LINK indicator goes off.
● If the recorder's power is off, it is not possible to
engage the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode.
ATTENTION
1
EP
P/
/L
SP
3
NOTES:
● Be sure not to turn on the satellite receiver before the
program is executed; otherwise, the recorder will start
recording when the satellite receiver's power is turned
on.
● If you have connected another appliance other than a
satellite receiver to the rear AUDIO/VIDEO IN
connectors, be sure not to engage the Auto Satellite Prog
Rec mode; otherwise, the recorder will start recording
when the connected appliance's power is turned on.
● Auto Satellite Prog recording and timer-recording cannot
be done at the same time.
● Auto Satellite Prog recording is only possible with the rear AUDIO/VIDEO IN connectors.
● When the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode is engaged or the recorder's power is turned off after Auto Satellite Prog recording is
finished, the recorder will not enter the Timer mode even though “AUTO TIMER” is set to “ON”.
● For timer programming of the satellite receiver, refer to the instruction manual of the satellite receiver.
● Auto Satellite Prog recording is not possible if your satellite receiver does not have a timer.
● The REC LINK indicator blinks while Auto Satellite Prog recording is in progress.
● Pressing the recorder's
button while Auto Satellite Prog recording is in progress turns off and recorder's power and disengages
the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode.
● If there is more than one satellite program you wish to record with Auto Satellite Prog Recording, it is not possible to set a different
tape speed for each; the tape speed selected in step 1 will apply to all the programs for Auto Satellite Prog recording.
● The B.E.S.T. ( Z pg. 18) does not work while Auto Satellite Prog recording is in progress.
● Depending on the type of satellite receiver, the recorder may not record a short portion at the beginning of the program or may
record slightly longer than the actual length of the program.
● If you engage the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode when the satellite receiver's power is on, the recorder will not start Auto Satellite
Prog recording even though the REC LINK indicator blinks. When the satellite receiver shuts off once and is turned back on again,
the recorder starts recording.
● You can also record a program from your cable system in the same way if the system has a timer and is connected to the recorder's
rear AUDIO/VIDEO IN connectors.
● When you press the recorder's REC LINK button to engage the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode, if the REC LINK indicator does not
light but instead blinks quickly even though your satellite receiver's power is off, Auto Satellite Prog Recording will not work
properly with that satellite receiver*.
If this is the case, perform “Express Timer Programming” ( Z pg. 20) to timer-record a satellite program.
* Some satellite receivers output signals even if the power is off. Auto Satellite Prog Recording is not possible with those satellite receivers.
26 EN
SPECIAL FEATURES
Remote A/B Code Switching
Remote
Control
Functions
The remote control is capable of controlling two JVC video
recorders independently; one set to respond to the remote
control's A code control signals and another set to respond to B
code control signals. The remote control is preset to send A
code signals because your video recorder is initially set to
respond to A code signals. You can easily modify your video
recorder to respond to B code signals.
1
VCR
NUMBER "1"
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
2
3
N
U
M
BE
R
7
"2
"
2
4
0
1
4
3
OK
REMOVE POWER SUPPLY
Unplug the mains power cord from the mains outlet.
SET REMOTE CONTROL
CODE
While holding down VCR on the remote control, press
the NUMBER key "2" and then press OK.
RE-SUPPLY POWER
Plug the mains power cord back into the mains outlet.
TURN THE RECORDER ON
Press
on the remote control. The recorder will now
only respond to B code signals.
NOTE:
To set the recorder back to respond to A code signals, repeat the
same procedure as shown above except pressing NUMBER key
"1" instead of "2" in step 2.
EN
27
TV
TV Multi-brand Remote
Control
VCR
TV/VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
NUMBER
Your remote control can operate the basic functions of your TV set.
In addition to JVC TVs, other manufacturer's TVs can also be
controlled.
Before you start . . .
● Turn on the TV using its remote control.
1
4
0
Refer to the chart below. While holding down TV on
the recorder's remote control, enter your TV's brand
code using the NUMBER keys, then press OK.
Check if the TV's power goes off as it should. If it does,
try other operations (Z step 2).
● Once you have set the remote control to operate the
TV, you don't have to repeat this step until you
replace your remote control's batteries.
● Some TV brands have more than one code. If the TV
does not function with one code, try entering another.
1
3
TV PR+/–
SET TV BRAND CODE
OK
TV
+/–
2
OPERATE TV
First, press TV to set the remote control to TV mode, then
press the corresponding button:
, TV PR +/–,
TV/VCR, TV
+/– (Volume),
(Muting), NUMBER keys.
● For some brands of TV, you must press OK after
having pressed the NUMBER keys.
IMPORTANT
Although the provided remote control unit is compatible with
JVC televisions, as well as many other models, it may not work
with your TV, or in some instances, may have limited function
capability.
ATTENTION
The remote control can operate not only the video recorder
but also some of your TV's functions.
● To operate your video recorder, first press the VCR button
to set the remote control to the Video mode.
● To operate your TV, first press the TV button to set the
remote control to the TV mode.
● To operate your satellite receiver, cable box or DVD, first
press the CABLE/SAT/DVD to set the remote control to
the satellite receiver, cable box or DVD mode.
Control Your TV Using
Additional Buttons
Use the NUMBER keys, and the
button, button or ‰
button to select the TV's channel.
● With televisions under Code 01, 02, 07, 08, 10, 11, 14,
20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 33, 35, 38, 40 or 42, the
button corresponds to the 1-digit/2-digit entry switching
button (often labelled – /– –) of your TV's remote control.
● With televisions under Code 01, 16, 28, 29, 34 or 39, the
button corresponds to the 10 + button, and the ‰ button
corresponds to the 20 + button of your TV's remote control.
NOTE:
The way these buttons are used is determined by your TV.
Use these buttons as instructed for your TV's remote control.
TV BRAND NAME
JVC
AIWA
BEIJING
CCE
CHANGHONG
DAEWOO
FERGUSON
FINLUX
FUNAI
GRADIENTE
GRUNDIG
HITACHI
ITT
JINXING
KONKA
LG/GOLDSTAR
MITSUBISHI
MIVER
NEC
NOBLEX
NOKIA
PANASONIC
PEONY
PHILICO
PHILIPS
SAMSUNG
SANYO
SHARP
SONY
TCL
THOMSON
TOSHIBA
CODE
01, 23, 24, 25
36
22
02
34
17, 37
27
30
32
15
19
10
28
38
40
18
03
29
20
22
31
04, 11
34, 38, 39
10, 17, 21
02, 42
12, 33, 34, 35
13, 16
06
07
41
26
08, 14
28 EN
Multi-brand Remote Control
VD
/D
T
/SA
E
BL
TV
CA
VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
NUMBER
4
0
For satellite receiver, cable box and DVD
Your remote control can operate the basic functions of your
satellite receiver , cable box or DVD.
Before you start . . .
● Turn on the satellite receiver, cable box or DVD using its
remote control.
1
PL
AY
FF
STOP
3
TV PR+/–
OK
@ # +/–
Refer to the chart below. While holding down CABLE/
SAT/DVD on the recorder's remote control, enter one
of the brand code corresponding to the make of your
unit using the NUMBER keys, then press OK.
Check if the unit's power goes off as it should. If it does,
try other operations (Z step 2).
● Once you have set the remote control to operate the
unit, you don't have to repeat this step until you
replace your remote control's batteries.
● Some brands have more than one code. If the unit
does not function with one code, try entering another.
1
REW
SET BRAND CODE
2
OPERATE UNIT
First, press CABLE/SAT/DVD to set the remote control to
unit mode, then press the corresponding button:
For satellite receiver and cable box . . .
, TV PR +/–, NUMBER keys.
For DVD. . .
, PLAY, STOP, PAUSE, FF, REW,
@#(4¢) keys.
● For some brands of unit, you must press OK after
having pressed the NUMBER keys.
IMPORTANT
ATTENTION
The remote control can operate not only the video recorder
but also some of your TV, cable box, satellite receiver and
DVD.
● To operate your video recorder, first press the VCR button
to set the remote control to the Video mode.
● To operate your TV, first press the TV button to set the
remote control to the TV mode.
● To operate your satellite receiver, cable box or DVD, first
press the CABLE/SAT/DVD to set the remote control to
the satellite receiver, cable box or DVD mode.
Although the provided remote control unit is compatible with
JVC satelite receiver and DVD, as well as many other models, it
may not work with your unit, or in some instances, may have
limited function capability.
NOTES:
● It's not possible to set the two units at the same time. You can
only set the remote control to operate one of these units at a
time.
● You have to subscribe to a satellite or cable service to receive
satellite or cable channels.
EN
Cable Box or Satellite Receiver Multi-brand Code
CABLE BOX BRAND NAME
CODE
JVC
AMSTRAD
BT
CANAL+
CANAL SATELLITE
D-box
ECHOSTAR
FINLUX
GALAXIS
GRUNDIG
HIRSCHMANN
ITT
JERROLD
72, 73,
60, 61, 62, 63, 92
72
81
81
85
51, 78, 79, 80, 82
68
69, 88
64, 65
64
68
01, 04, 06, 11, 12, 15,
28, 75
70, 71
68
70
68, 87
67, 86, 92
13, 14, 74
69
66, 84
69
68
69
83
03, 09, 22, 76, 77
64
KATHREIN
LUXOR
MASPRO
NOKIA
PACE
PANASONIC
PFT
PHILIPS
PHONOTREND
SALORA
SKYMASTER
TPS
VIDEOWAY
WISI
DVD Multi-brand Code
DVD BRAND NAME
JVC
MATSUSHITA
PHILIPS
TOSHIBA
CODE
55
58
56
57
29
30 EN
EDITING
You can use your video recorder as the source player or the
recording deck.
Edit To Or
From Another 1
Video
Recorder
2
U
R
SY
ST
EM
3
CO
LO
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Connect the player's AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connector to
the recorder's AUDIO/VIDEO IN connector.
● Use the L connector for monaural connection.
SET RECORDING DECK'S
INPUT MODE
Set to AUX. With this video recorder, press NUMBER
key "0" and/or PR +/ – to "L-1".
SELECT "EDIT" FOR PICTURE
CONTROL SET MODE
Follow the "Picture Control" section on page 15, then
select "EDIT."
START SOURCE PLAYER
Engage its Play mode.
START RECORDING DECK
Engage its Record mode.
4
NOTES:
0
NUMBER "0"
PR +/–
1
IMPORTANT:
● To edit, both the player and the recorder must be of the
same colour system. Press your recorder's COLOUR
SYSTEM button to select the appropriate colour system.
● For more information on multi-system compatibility,
Z pg. 32.
TV Receiver
Player
VIDEO
CHANNEL
Your recorder
AV Cable
(not provided)
● All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer.
● When you use this recorder as the player for editing, be sure
to set "O.S.D." to "OFF" before starting (Z pg. 8).
● NTSC tapes being played back in the NTSC [ PAL mode
(Z pg. 33) cannot be dubbed to another recorder.
● When you dub an NTSC tape using your recorder as the
playback deck, select NTSC 3.58 (or NTSC 4.43) with the
COLOUR SYSTEM button (Z pg. 32).
● When you select "EDIT" to dub tapes, be sure to select
"AUTO" (or "NORM" when the B.E.S.T. function is set to
"OFF") after you finish dubbing the tapes (Z pg. 15).
Recorder
Your recorder
AV Cable
(not provided)
RF Cable (provided)
VIDEO
CHANNEL
RF Cable
(provided)
Another recorder
Recorder
TV Receiver
Another recorder
Player
EN
You can use a camcorder as the source player and your video
recorder as the recorder.
Edit From A
Camcorder
1
CO
LO
U
R
SY
ST
EM
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
4
4
NUMBER "0"
31
0
PR +/–
1
5
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Connect the camcorder's AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connectors to the recorder's rear panel AUDIO/VIDEO input
connectors.
● Use the L connector for monaural connection.
SET RECORDER'S INPUT
MODE
Press NUMBER key "0" and/or PR +/ – so that "L-1"
appears on the display panel.
SELECT "EDIT" FOR PICTURE
CONTROL SET MODE
Follow the "Picture Control" section on page 15, then
select "EDIT."
START CAMCORDER
Engage its Play mode.
START RECORDER
Engage its Record mode.
NOTES:
Recorder
Your recorder
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AV Cable
(not provided)
VIDEO OUT
Camcorder
Player
AUDIO OUT
● All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer.
● You can also use another video recorder as the player instead
of a camcorder.
● When you select "EDIT" to dub tapes in step 3, be sure to
select "AUTO" (or "NORM" when B.E.S.T. is set to "OFF") after
you finish dubbing the tapes( Z pg. 15).
IMPORTANT:
● To edit, both the player and the recorder must be of the
same colour system. Press your recorder's COLOUR
SYSTEM button to select the appropriate colour system.
● PAL, SECAM and NTSC camcorders can be used as a
player for editing.
● For more information on multi-system compatibility,
Z pg. 32.
32 EN
INFORMATION ON MULTI-SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY
Setting Of The Colour System Select Buttons
Mode Display
AUTO
Use the COLOUR SYSTEM button on the front panel to select
the colour system. Pressing the COLOUR SYSTEM displays the
current setting on the screen. While the current setting is
displayed, press COLOUR SYSTEM again to change the mode
as illustrated on the left. The On-Screen display will show
which mode is selected.
Mode
Description
AUTO
Usually set to this mode. This mode
automatically detects PAL, NTSC, SECAM
or MESECAM and adjusts to the colour
system being recorded or played back.
When it does not perform properly, set the
colour system manually.
MANUAL
For recording, there is a choice of 4
selectable modes; PAL/MESECAM/NTSC
3.58/NTSC4.43. Select the mode that
matches the colour signal being received.
For playback, there is an additional mode
which allows NTSC tapes to be played
back and viewed on PAL TVs.
NTSC 3.58
COLOUR SYSTEM
NTSC 4.43
NTSC
PAL*
PAL
MESECAM
* "NTSC[PAL" appears during playback only.
NOTES:
● In the AUTO mode, NTSC signals will be automatically
recorded as NTSC 3.58.
● In the AUTO mode, NTSC tapes will be played back as NTSC
3.58.
● SECAM signals will always be recorded as MESECAM. Select
the AUTO or the MESECAM mode when recording SECAM
signals.
● When playing back a SECAM tape, select the AUTO or
MESECAM mode. The playback picture will always be
monochrome.
● In the NTSC4.43 mode, with some TVs, on-screen displays
(Program screen etc.) may roll up or down and there may be a
loss of colour. When this happens, select the AUTO mode.
Off-Air Recording
The built-in multi-system tuner is capable of receiving PAL B/G, I and D/K, and SECAM B/G and D/K broadcasts.
TV system
HR-J277MS/HR-J271MS
Recorded tape
Recording circuit
PAL B/G, I, D/K
SECAM B/G,
D/K (OIRT)
Multi-system
tuner
(B/G, I, D/K)
NOTE:
This model does not operate in BRAZIL (PAL-M) or ARGENTINA (PAL-N).
PAL
PAL
MESECAM
MESECAM
EN
33
Playback
This recorder can play back all 3 types of recorded tape.
Recorded tape
PAL
HR-J277MS/HR-J271MS
Playback circuit
Multi-system receiver
PAL
MESECAM
Built-in
RFconverter
K, I, G, H
MESECAM
NTSC[PAL
NTSC
PAL
(B/G, D/K, I, H)
NTSC (M)
RF OUT
NTSC 3.58 MHz
Multi-system monitor
Manual switching
Manual switching
NTSC 4.43 MHz
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO OUT
PAL
SECAM
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 4.43
NOTES:
When viewing NTSC tapes on a PAL TV set:
● The picture may shrink vertically with black bars appearing at the top and bottom of the screen. This is not a malfunction on the
part of the video recorder nor the TV.
● The picture may roll up or down. This can be corrected using the V-HOLD control found on some TVs. (This cannot be corrected if
the TV does not have a V-HOLD control.)
● During search, still, or frame-by-frame playback, the picture will be distorted, and there may be a loss of colour.
ATTENTION:
When this recorder is connected to a multi-system TV, the audio signal may not be heard or may be noisy if the colour system
select switch of the TV is adjusted to the AUTO position. In such a case, set the TV's colour system select switch to the appropriate position which corresponds to the TV system you have selected at the TV System Select screen.
Tape-To-Tape Editing
There are 4 different types of recorded tape, depending on the signal recorded.
Recorded tape
PAL
MESECAM
SECAM
NTSC
Playback equipment
HR-J277MS/HR-J271MS
PAL
PAL
MESECAM
MESECAM
SECAM
Recording circuit
NTSC 3.58 MHz
NTSC 3.58 MHz
NTSC 4.43 MHz
NTSC 4.43 MHz
Dubbed tape
PAL
MESECAM
NTSC
34 EN
TUNER SET
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
IMPORTANT
Perform the following steps only if auto channel set has not
been set correctly by Auto Set Up function (Z pg. 6) or if
you have moved to a different area or if a new station starts
broadcasting in your area.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Your recorder needs to memorise all necessary stations in
channel positions in order to record TV programmes. Auto
Channel Set automatically assigns all receivable stations in your
area so that you can call them up with the PR +/ – buttons
without going through any vacant channels.
2
Auto Channel Set
4
1
3
OK
MENU
1
2
PUSH JOG
3
TURN ON THE RECORDER
Press
.
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
Press MENU.
ACCESS TUNER SET
SCREEN
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"TUNER SET", then press
OK or PUSH JOG .
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
4
SELECT AUTO CH SET
MODE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"AUTO CH SET", then
press OK or PUSH JOG .
TUNER SET
CH EDIT
AUTO CH SET
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PR +/–
fi
0
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
EN
Store channels that were not stored during Auto Set Up (Z pg. 6)
or Auto Channel Set (Z pg. 34).
● Auto Channel Set will
start.
AUTO CH SET
PLEASE WAIT
START
6
FINISH
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
CH FRQ SYS
CH FRQ
01 150 BG
07 229
02 165 BG
08 237
03 195 BG
09 355
04 205 BG
10 365
05 213 BG
11 374
06 221 BG
12 384
[5/∞] = [ ] : DELETE
[5/∞] =
: EDIT
[MENU] : EXIT
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
1
2
3
4
ACCESS TUNER SET
SCREEN
Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 32.
ACCESS CHANNEL LIST
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to "CH
EDIT", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
SELECT POSITION
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to an
open channel position, then press OK or PUSH JOG
SELECT BAND
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to the
band of your choice, then press OK to initiate Manual
Channel Set.
BAND SELECT
VHF L
MANUAL CH SET
PLEASE WAIT
VHF H
IMPORTANT
TV System
Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, U.A.E.,
Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia,
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco,
Lebanon, Iraq
B/G
China, Mongolia, Russia
D/K
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
5
[MENU] : EXIT
SET DESIRED STATION
The screen to the right
appears when a station is
STORE
detected.
CONTINUE
If you do not want to store
the detected station...
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
[5/∞] =
place the pointer next to
[MENU] : EXIT
"CONTINUE", then press
OK or PUSH JOG .
Channel search will resume.
If you want to store the detected station...
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"STORE", then press OK or PUSH JOG . The Channel
List appears again.
fi
Major Countries/Areas
VHF L 300MHZ
UHF
fi
● If no sound accompanies the picture or the audio sounds
unnatural on some channels that have been stored by
Auto Channel Set, the TV system setting for those
channels may be incorrect. Select the appropriate TV
system for those channels. Z "TV System Selection –
When you see the picture but the audio can't be heard or
sounds unnatural" on page 37.
● Since your video recorder memorizes all detected stations
even if the reception condition is poor, some of those
stored stations may produce a noisy picture. To delete
those stations, Z "Delete A Channel" on page 36.
Hong Kong
.
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B/G
D/K
I
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TV SYSTEM SELECT
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5
Manual Channel Set
SELECT TV SYSTEM
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
the appropriate TV system
(refer to the table on page
7), then press OK or PUSH
JOG .
35
● The blueback screen and the TV picture currently
being broadcast appear alternately for 8 seconds each.
● If you want to store another channel, repeat steps 3 – 5.
● When channel search completes for that band, the
Band Select screen appears again. To set channels for
other bands, select another band and start Manual
Channel Set again (Z step 4 and 5).
● For fine tuning adjustment, see "Fine-Tuning
Channels" on page 37.
I
6
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
36 EN
TUNER SET (cont.)
Delete A Channel
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Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to "CH
EDIT", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
SELECT CHANNEL
CH FRQ SYS
CH FRQ
01 150 BG
07 229
02 165 BG
08 237
03 195 BG
09 355
04 205 BG
10 365
05 213 BG
11 374
06 221 BG
12 384
[5/∞] = [ ] : DELETE
: EDIT
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
.
● To re-store it, simply
press PUSH JOG .
● Repeat steps 3 – 4 as
necessary.
CH
01
02
03
04
05
06
FRQ
–––
165
195
205
213
221
SYS
––
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
CH
07
08
09
10
11
12
FRQ
229
237
355
365
374
384
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
4
5
[5/∞] = [ ] : ADD
[MENU] : EXIT
5
SELECT POSITION (e.g. 03)
Press PUSH JOG %fi until
the section of CH "03"
begins blinking, then press
OK or PUSH JOG .
CH FRQ SYS
CH
01 150 BG
07
02 165 BG
08
03 195 BG
09
04 205 BG
10
05 213 BG
11
06 221 BG
12
[0 – 9]: INPUT CH
: FINE TUNING
[MENU] : EXIT
FRQ
229
237
355
365
374
384
5
6
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
SELECT POSITION (e.g. 09)
Press NUMBER keys to
input "0" and "9".
CH FRQ SYS
01 150 BG
02 165 BG
03 355 BG
04 205 BG
05 213 BG
06 221 BG
[ ]: CANCEL
: OK
[MENU] : EXIT
● The two selected
channels will be
swapped.
● To cancel the channel
swapping, press PUSH
JOG .
CH
07
08
09
10
11
12
FRQ
229
237
195
365
374
384
%
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to "CH
EDIT", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
● Only "03" will blink.
DELETE CHANNEL
Press
ACCESS CHANNEL LIST
5
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
until the channel you want
to delete begins blinking.
1
2
3
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ACCESS CHANNEL LIST
Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 32.
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Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 34.
ACCESS TUNER SET
SCREEN
STORE NEW POSITIONS
Press OK or PUSH JOG
.
fi
4
Example: To swap CH03 and CH09.
ACCESS TUNER SET
SCREEN
%
1
2
3
Swap Channel Positions
● Repeat steps 3 – 5 as necessary.
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
EN
3
ACCESS CHANNEL LIST
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to "CH
EDIT", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
SELECT CHANNEL TO
FINE-TUNE
Press PUSH JOG %fi until
the channel you want to
tune begins blinking, then
press OK twice.
● The "FRQ" number for
that channel starts
blinking.
5
FRQ
229
237
355
365
374
384
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
PERFORM TUNING
Press PUSH JOG %fi until the picture becomes clearer,
then press OK or PUSH JOG .
● Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary.
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 32.
ACCESS CHANNEL LIST
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to "CH
EDIT", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
SELECT CHANNEL
Press PUSH JOG %fi until
the channel you want to
change its TV system
begins blinking, then press
OK three times.
● The "SYS" display for
that channel starts
blinking.
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4
CH FRQ SYS
CH
01 150 BG
07
02 165 BG
08
03 195 BG
09
04 205 BG
10
05 213 BG
11
06 221 BG
12
[5/∞] : FINE TUNING
: SELECT SYSTEM
[MENU] : EXIT
1
2
3
ACCESS TUNER SET
SCREEN
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Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 32.
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1
2
ACCESS TUNER SET
SCREEN
TV System Selection – When
you see the picture but the
audio can't be heard or
sounds unnatural
4
Press MENU.
5
CH FRQ SYS
CH FRQ
01 150 BG
07 229
02 165 BG
08 237
03 195 BG
09 355
04 205 BG
10 365
05 213 BG
11 374
06 221 BG
12 384
[5/∞] : SELECT SYSTEM
: OK
[MENU] : EXIT
SELECT TV SYSTEM
Press PUSH JOG %fi to select the appropriate TV
system (BG [ DK [ I). Then press OK or
PUSH JOG .
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Fine-Tuning Channels
37
● Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary.
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
38 EN
TROUBLESHOOTING
Before requesting service for a problem, use this chart and see if you can repair the trouble yourself. Small problems are often easily
corrected, and this can save you the trouble of sending your video recorder off for repair.
POWER
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. No power is applied to the
recorder.
● The mains power cord is disconnected.
Connect the mains power cord.
2. The clock is functioning properly,
but the recorder cannot be
powered.
● "‰" is displayed on the display panel
with Auto Timer set to "OFF".
Press the ‰ button to turn the "‰"
indicator off.
3. The remote control won't function.
● The batteries are discharged.
Replace the dead batteries with new ones.
TAPE TRANSPORT
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. The tape does not run during
recording.
● " " is displayed on the display
panel.
Press PLAY to turn the " " indicator
off.
2. The tape will not rewind or fastforward.
● The tape is already fully rewound or
fast-forwarded.
Check the cassette.
PLAYBACK
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. The playback picture does not
appear while the tape is running.
● If you're using the RF OUT connection . . .
. . . the TV receiver's channel selector
is not set to the VIDEO channel.
. . . the recorder's VIDEO channel
has not been correctly set.
● If you're using the AV connection, the
TV receiver is not set to the AV mode.
2. Noise appears during visual
search.
● This is normal.
3. Noise appears during normal
playback.
● The automatic tracking mode is
engaged.
Try manual tracking. (Z pg. 13)
4. Noise appears during slow-motion
playback.
● The automatic tracking mode is
engaged.
Try manual tracking. (Z pg. 13)
5. Noise appears during still
playback.
If you are using the RF OUT connection . . .
. . . set the TV receiver to the VIDEO
channel. (Z pg. 4)
. . . Perform "Video Channel Set"
(Z pg. 4)
If you are using the AV connection,
set the TV to its AV mode.
Press PR + or – a few times to remove
the noise bars from the screen.
6. The playback picture is blurred or
interrupted while TV broadcasts
are clear.
● The video heads may be dirty.
Use a dry cleaning cassette TCL-2UX
or consult your JVC dealer.
7. Playback picture has a loss of
colour.
● The wrong colour system is selected
for the tape being played back.
Select the correct colour system by
pressing the COLOUR SYSTEM
button. (Z pg. 32)
Once recorded, the signal cannot be
corrected. Be sure to choose the
correct setting before recording.
● The wrong colour system was
selected during recording.
8. No sound accompanies the
playback picture.
● The TV system you have selected at
the TV System Select screen is
incorrect.
Set it to the correct position for the TV
broadcast system used in your area.
(Z pg. 37)
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RECORDING
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Recording cannot be started.
● There is no cassette loaded, or the
cassette loaded has had its Record
Safety tab removed.
Insert a cassette, or using adhesive
tape, reseal the slot where the tab
was removed.
2. TV broadcasts cannot be recorded.
● "L-1" has been selected as the input
mode.
Set to the desired channel.
3. Tape-to-tape editing is not possible.
● The source (another video recorder,
camcorder) has not been properly
connected.
● All necessary power switches have
not been turned on.
● The input mode is not correct.
Confirm that the source is properly
connected.
● The camcorder has not been
properly connected.
● The input mode is not correct.
Confirm that the camcorder is
properly connected.
Set the input mode to "L-1".
4. Camcorder recording is not
possible.
Confirm that all units' power switches
are turned on.
Set the input mode to "L-1".
TIMER RECORDING
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Timer recording won't work.
● The clock and/or the timer have
been set incorrectly.
● The timer is not engaged.
Re-perform the clock and/or timer
settings.
Press ‰ and confirm that "‰" is
displayed on the display panel.
2. On-screen timer programming is
not possible.
● Timer recording is in progress.
Timer programming can't be
performed while a timer recording is
in progress. Wait until it finishes.
3. "‰" and "]" on the display panel
won't stop blinking.
● The timer is engaged but there's no
cassette loaded.
Load a cassette with the Record
Safety tab intact, or cover the hole
using adhesive tape.
4. The cassette is automatically
ejected, and "‰" and "]" on the
display panel won't stop blinking.
● The loaded cassette has had its
Record Safety tab removed.
Remove the cassette and cover the
hole with adhesive tape, or insert a
cassette with the Record Safety tab
intact.
5. "‰" blinks for 10 seconds and the
Timer mode is disengaged.
● ‰ has been pressed when there are
no programs in memory, or the timer
record information has been
programmed incorrectly.
Check the programmed data and reprogram as necessary, then press ‰
again.
6. The cassette is automatically
ejected, the power shuts off and
"‰" and "]" won't stop blinking.
● The end of the tape was reached
during timer recording.
The programme may not have been
recorded in its entirety. Next time
make sure you have enough time on
the tape to record the entire
programme.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (cont.)
OTHER PROBLEMS
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Whistling or howling is heard from
the TV during camcorder recording.
● The camcorder's microphone is too
close to the TV.
● The TV's volume is too high.
Position the camcorder so its
microphone is away from the TV.
Turn the TV's volume down.
2. When scanning channels, some of
them are skipped over.
● Those channels have been designated to be skipped.
If you need the skipped channels,
restore them. (Z pg. 35)
3. The channel cannot be changed.
● Recording is in progress.
Press PAUSE to pause the recording,
change channels, then press PLAY to
resume recording.
4. Channel settings that were made
manually seem to have changed or
disappeared.
● After the manual settings were
made, Auto Channel Set was
performed.
Perform manual setting again.
5. No channels are stored in the
recorder's memory.
● The TV aerial cable was not
connected to the recorder when
Auto Set Up was performed.
Connect the TV aerial cable to the
recorder properly and turn off the
recorder power once, then turn the
recorder power back on again. The
recorder will try Auto Set Up again.
(Z pg. 6)
6. "– –:– –" is displayed on the front
display panel after a power outage.
● The lithium battery is exhausted.
Replace the lithium battery with a
new one. (Z pg. 5)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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PLAYBACK
RECORDING
Q. What happens if the end of the tape is reached
during playback or search?
A. The tape is automatically rewound to the beginning.
Q. When I pause and then resume a recording, the end
of the recording before the pause is overlapped by
the beginning of the continuation of recording. Why
does this happen?
A. This is normal. It reduces distortion at the pause and
resume points.
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or a TV broadcast?
A. You won't see the picture as it is replaced by the onscreen menu, but the audio from the program or tape
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can't find the programme I want to see. Why not?
A. There may be index codes too close together.
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Q. Other than preventing further recording, what effect
does removing the Record Safety tab have?
A. It disables marking of index codes.
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A. The video recorder automatically rewinds it to the
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A. This is normal.
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A. No. The video recorder goes to its Stop mode automatically after 5 minutes to protect the heads.
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A. Yes, it is possible.
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ATTENTION:
This recorder contains microcomputers. External electronic noise or interference could cause malfunctioning. In such cases,
switch the recorder off and unplug the mains power cord. Then plug it in again and turn the recorder on. Take out the cassette.
After checking the cassette, operate the unit as usual.
42 EN
INDEX
FRONT VIEW
2
1
3
4
5
SP/LP/EP
STANDBY/ON
COLOUR SYSTEM
VIDEO
AUDIO
REVIEW
REC LINK
67 8
1
2
3
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5
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8
STANDBY/ON
Button Z pg. 8
Cassette Loading Slot
Rewind [REW] Button Z pg. 11, 12
PLAY Button Z pg. 11
Fast Forward [FF] Button Z pg. 11, 12
REC LINK Button Z pg. 25
REC LINK indicator Z pg. 25
COLOUR SYSTEM Button Z pg. 32
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Display Panel Z pg. 43
Infrared Beam Receiving Window
PR +/– Buttons Z pg. 17
SP/LP/EP Button Z pg. 17
RECORD Button Z pg. 17
STOP/EJECT Button Z pg. 11
PAUSE Button Z pg. 12
REAR VIEW
1
2
3
PAUSE
ANT. IN
IN
OUT
AUDIO
RF OUT
VIDEO
45 6
1 Mains Power Cord Z pg. 3
2 Lithium Battery Compartment Z pg. 5
3 ANT. IN Connector Z pg. 3
4 AUDIO/VIDEO IN Connectors Z pg. 30
5 AUDIO/VIDEO OUT Connectors Z pg. 3, 30
6 RF OUT Connector Z pg. 3
EN
DISPLAY PANEL
1
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5
REVIEW
SP
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1 B.E.S.T. Picture System Display Z pg. 18
2 Symbolic Mode Indicators
PLAY:
FF/REW VARIABLE
SHUTTLE SEARCH:
STILL:
SLOW:
RECORD:
RECORD PAUSE:
3 Tape Speed Indicators Z pg. 16
4 "Timer" Indicator Z pg. 21
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5 Channel Display
Clock Display
6 "Cassette Loaded" Mark
7 Counter Display
8 Mode Display (L-1)
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44 EN
INDEX (cont.)
TV
CABLE/
SAT/DVD
TV/VCR
AUDIO
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FIN
START
DEBUT
DATE
PR
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1 PROG
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MENU
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Buttons with a small dot on the left side of the name can also
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How To Use
The remote control can operate most of your video recorder's
functions, as well as basic functions of TV, cable box, satellite
receiver and DVD sets of JVC and other brands. Z pg. 27.
● Point the remote control toward the sensor window.
● The maximum operating distance of the remote control is
about 8 m.
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TV Button Z pg. 27
VCR Button Z pg. 27
TV/VCR Button Z pg. 27
REVIEW Button Z pg. 13
NUMBER Keys Z pg. 16
VSP/PDC Button (no function)
Button Button Z pg. 22
0000 Button Z pg. 17
STOP +/– Button Z pg. 20
START +/– Button Z pg. 20
PROG Button Z pg. 20
‰? Button Z pg. 22
Rewind [REW] Button Z pg. 11, 12
RECORD Button Z pg. 16
STOP Button Z pg. 11
MENU Button Z pg. 8
PUSH JOG %fi Button Z pg. 6
TV PR +/– Button Z pg. 27
CABLE/SAT/DVD Button Z pg. 27
Button Z pg. 8
STANDBY/ON
AUDIO Button (no function)
(TV Muting) Button Z pg. 27
– –:– – Button Z pg. 17
DAILY Button Z pg. 21
WEEKLY Button Z pg. 21
AUX Button Z pg. 26
‰ Button Z pg. 21
DATE +/– Button Z pg. 20
PR +/– Button Z pg. 16, 20
30 SEC Button Z pg. 14
SP/LP/EP Button Z pg. 16
PLAY Button Z pg. 11
Fast Forward [FF] Button Z pg. 11, 12
PAUSE Button Z pg. 12
OK Button Z pg. 4
ENTER/ENTREE Button
PUSH JOG
(™£) Button Z pg. 12, 14
+/– Button Z pg. 27
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NOTES:
● When inserting the batteries, be sure to insert in the correct
directions as indicated under the battery cover.
● If the remote control doesn't work properly, remove its batteries,
wait a short time, replace the batteries and then try again.
ATTENTION
The remote control can operate not only the video recorder but also some of your TV, cable box, satellite receiver and DVD
functions.
● To operate your video recorder, first press the VCR button to set the remote control to the Video mode.
● To operate your TV, first press the TV button to set the remote control to the TV mode (Z pg. 27).
● To operate your satellite receiver, cable box or DVD, first press the CABLE/SAT/DVD to set the remote control to the satellite
receiver, cable box or DVD mode.
SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Power requirement
Rating
Operating
: AC 110 V – 240 V`,
50/60 Hz
: AC 90 V – 260 V`,
50/60 Hz
: 14 W
Power consumption
Temperature
Operating
:
Storage
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Operating position
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Dimensions (WxHxD)
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Weight
:
Format
:
Maximum recording time
(SP)
:
(LP)
(EP)
VIDEO/AUDIO
Signal system
Recording system
Signal-to-noise ratio
Horizontal resolution
Frequency range
Input/Output
5°C to 40°C
–20°C to 60°C
Horizontal only
360 mm x 94 mm x 278 mm
3.1 kg
VHS standard
240 min. with E-240 video
cassette (PAL/MESECAM)
: 160 min. with T-160 video
cassette (NTSC)
: 480 min. with E-240 video
cassette (PAL/MESECAM)
: 480 min. with T-160 video
cassette (NTSC)
: PAL-type colour signal and
CCIR monochrome signal,
625 lines 50 fields
: NTSC colour and EIA
monochrome signals,
525 lines/60 fields
: Rotary 2 head helical scan
system
: 45 dB
: 250 lines (PAL/MESECAM)
: 220 lines (NTSC)
: 70 Hz to 10,000 Hz
: RCA connectors
(IN x 1, OUT x 1)
**MOISTURE CONDENSATION
Moisture in the air will condense on the recorder when you
move it from a cold place to a warm place, or under
extremely humid conditions—just as water droplets form in
the surface of a glass filled with cold liquid. Moisture
condensation on the head drum will cause damage to the
tape. In conditions where condensation may occur, keep
the recorder turned on for a few hours to let the moisture
dry.
**ABOUT HEAD CLEANING
Accumulation of dirt and other particles on the video heads
may cause the playback picture to become blurred or
interrupted. Be sure to contact your nearest JVC dealer if
such troubles occur.
Auto Head Cleaner
A built-in head cleaner automatically cleans the video
heads and head drum whenever a tape is loaded or
unloaded to reduce head clogging.
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TUNER/TIMER
TV channel storage
capacity
Tuning system
Channel coverage
Aerial output
Memory backup time
ACCESSORIES
Provided accessories
45
: 99 positions (+AUX position)
: Frequency synthesized tuner
: VHF
(Low) 42 MHz – 175 MHz
(High)175 MHz – 470 MHz
UHF
470 MHz – 870 MHz
: UHF channels (Adjustable
E28 – E60)
: Approx. 6 months
Estimated figure based on
supplied fresh battery; actual
performance may differ.
: RF cable,
Infrared remote control unit,
"R6/UM-3" battery x 2,
Lithium battery CR2025
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise
specified.
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
EN
HR-J277MS
HR-J271MS
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