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CONTENTS
SAFETY FIRST
2
Safety Precautions ...................... 2
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
HR-S5600AM
INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER 4
Basic Connections ..................... 4
S-VIDEO Connection ................. 5
INITIAL SETTINGS
6
Video Channel Set ..................... 6
Auto Set Up ............................... 8
On-Screen Displays ................. 10
Select Language ........................ 11
Clock Set ................................. 12
PLAYBACK
13
Basic Playback ......................... 13
Playback Features .................... 14
RECORDING
17
Basic Recording ....................... 17
Recording Features .................. 18
B.E.S.T. Picture System ............. 22
TIMER RECORDING
24
G-CODE System Setup ............... 24
G-CODE Timer Programming ..... 26
Express Timer Programming ..... 28
SPECIAL FEATURES
VCR
TV/VCR
DISPLAY
AUDIO
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
(MONITOR)
1
2
4
5
6
3
2
DAILY
WEEKLY
7
8
9
C. RESET
AUX
0
CANCEL
START
STOP
TIMER
DATE
PROG.
PROG.
CHECK
4
TV
PROG
30 SEC
REW
FF
COLOUR
SYSTEM
MENU
3 OK
TV PROG +
STANDBY/ ON
L
JOG
V
V
O
VO
TV
L +
PUSH JOG
T
–
34
Connecting/Using A Stereo
System ..................................... 34
EXPRESS PROGRAMMING
1
32
Remote Control Functions ........ 32
TV
S-VIDEO
TV P ROG –
S-VHS ET
VIDEO (MONO)L –AUDIO– R
TV PROG
SP/LP/EP
+8
4
0
6
SHUTTLE
SP
REVIEW
15dB
NORM
TV PROG
DISPLAY A. DUB
MULTI BRAND
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
TM
TM
525/625
INSTRUCTIONS
EDITING
35
Preparation For Editing .............
Edit From A Camcorder ............
Edit To Or From Another Video
Recorder ..................................
Audio Dubbing ........................
35
36
37
38
INFORMATION ON MULTI-SYSTEM
COMPATIBILITY
40
TUNER SET
42
TROUBLESHOOTING
46
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
49
INDEX
50
SPECIFICATIONS
53
LPT0306-001B
EN
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.
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.
Warning on 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; use of another battery may
present a risk of fire or explosion.
n Dispose of used battery promptly.
n Keep away from children.
n Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
TM
TM
525/625
n Cassettes marked "S-VHS" and "VHS" can be used with this video cassette recorder. However, S-VHS recordings are possible only
with cassettes marked "S-VHS".
By using S-VHS ET it is possible to record and play back with S-VHS picture quality on VHS cassettes with this recorder.
n G-CODE and SHOWVIEW are trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation.
The G-CODE/SHOWVIEW system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
EN
3
POWER SYSTEM
This set operates on voltage of AC110 – 240 V` (Rating), AC90 – 260 V` (Operating), 50/60 Hz with automatic
switching.
The STANDBY/ON
current on and off. "
button does not completely shut off mains power from the unit, but switches operating
" 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.
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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INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER
Basic
Connections
Aerial terminal
RF Cable
(provided)
TV Aerial
Cable
Back of TV
AV-IN terminals
AV Cable
(not provided)
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.
1
2
3
Mains Power
Cord
Rear View
Mains outlet
AUDIO OUT/
VIDEO OUT
4
CHECK CONTENTS
Make sure the package contains all of the accessories
listed in "SPECIFICATIONS" (Z pg. 53).
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.
Connect the power plug to an AC
outlet before installing the lithium
battery. Z pg. 7
ATTENTION
If you have finished all the necessary connections, go to
"Video Channel Set" on page 6, then perform Auto Set Up on
button on the recorder/remote
page 8; do NOT press the
control to turn on the recorder's power before you start Auto
Set Up.
EN
5
S-VIDEO Connection
Back of TV
Aerial terminal
S-VIDEO IN
connector
S-Video cable (provided)
AUDIO IN
connectors
Aerial or Cable
Audio cable (not provided)
Mains outlet
ANT. IN
AUDIO OUT
Mains Power Cord
IN
OUT
ANT. IN
R
S VIDEO
AUDIO
OUT
(MONO)
L
PAUSE
RF OUT
VIDEO
Back of Recorder
S VIDEO OUT
RF Cable (provided)
● To Connect to A TV With S-VIDEO/AUDIO IN Connectors . . .
1
2
CONNECT RECORDER TO
TV
a– Connect the aerial, recorder and TV as per "RF
CONNECTION" (Z pg. 4).
b– Connect the recorder's S VIDEO OUT connector to
the TV's S-VIDEO IN connector.
c– Connect the recorder's AUDIO OUT connectors to
the TV's AUDIO IN connectors.
RF OUT
NOTES:
● You can obtain high-quality S-VHS pictures.
● If your television is not stereo-capable, use the recorder's
AUDIO OUT connectors to connect to an audio amplifier for
Hi-Fi stereo sound reproduction. (Z pg. 34)
● To operate the recorder with your TV using the S-VIDEO
connection, set your TV to the VIDEO (or AV mode).
● For switching the TV's mode, refer to the instruction manual
of your television.
CONNECT RECORDER TO
MAINS
Plug the end of the mains power cord into a mains
outlet.
ATTENTION
If you have finished all the necessary connections, go to "Video Channel Set" on page 6, then perform Auto Set Up on page 8; do
button on the recorder/remote control to turn on the recorder's power before you start Auto Set Up.
NOT press the
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INITIAL SETTINGS
Video
Channel Set
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.
If you have connected the video recorder to your TV
via the provided RF cable only (RF connection) – Go to
"With RF Connection" below.
If you have connected the video recorder to your TV
via both the provided RF cable and an AV cable (AV
connection), or via the provided RF cable, the provided
S-Video cable and an audio cable (S-VIDEO connection) – Go to "With AV Connection or S-VIDEO
Connection" on next page.
With RF Connection
STOP/EJECT
IMPORTANT:
–
Before performing the following steps, make sure the
recorder's power is off and there is no cassette inserted in
the recorder.
TV
PR
O
G
+/
1
1
2
2
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Hold down STOP/EJECT on the recorder until the
display panel shows the following.
SELECT TV SYSTEM
Press TV PROG + or – to set appropriate TV system that
matches the system of TV being used (refer to the table
below).
1 : B/G
4
TV PROG+/–
1
3
ACCESS VIDEO CHANNEL
SET MODE
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.
2 : D/K
3:I
4:H
5:M
Major Countries
TV System
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
U.S.A., Japan, S.Korea, Taiwan
M
EN
3
SET VIDEO CHANNEL
Set your TV to UHF channel 36.
● If the two vertical white bars appear clearly on the
screen as shown in the illustration (Z "TEST SIGNAL"
on page 6), press OK and then go to step 4.
● If the two vertical white bars do not appear clearly,
press OK and then TV PROG + 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.
(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. 8) or Tuner Set (Z pg. 42) has
not previously been performed, the Language Select
screen appears and Auto Set Up function takes place
automatically.
7
With AV Connection or
S-VIDEO Connection
IMPORTANT:
Before performing the following steps, make sure the
recorder's power is off and there is no cassette inserted in
the recorder.
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 TV PROG – 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. 8) or Tuner Set (Z pg. 42) 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.)
● 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. 11
– To reset or adjust the time Z pg. 12
– To add/delete channels manually Z pg. 43
– To reset the tuner after moving to a different location
Z pg. 42
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
SELECT LANGUAGE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to your
desired language (English or Chinese), 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. 4, 5
● The "Video Channel Set" procedure should be done first
and the TV should be set to its AV mode (with AV or SVIDEO connection Z pg. 7) or video channel (with RF
connection Z pg. 6).
● 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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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 delay or
advance the time by 30
minutes.
CLOCK SET
TIME
0:00
DATE
01.01
YEAR
98
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
2
0
4
1
3
OK
MENU
PUSH JOG
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3
4
SET DATE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to set the date, then press OK or
PUSH JOG .
● 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.
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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
U.S.A., Japan, S.Korea, Taiwan
M
0
4
SELECT TV SYSTEM
5
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to the
appropriate TV system (refer to the table on the left).
6
Press OK or PUSH JOG
START AUTO CHANNEL
SET
.
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Major Countries
● The Auto Set Up function scans all the channels that
are receivable by your recorder. It then automatically
assigns each receivable channels to the TV PROG
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:
9
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. 43 – 45.
● 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 45.
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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
0
4
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
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
B. E. S. T.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
S-VHS
EDIT
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
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OK
3
TURN ON THE RECORDER
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On-Screen
Displays
MENU
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.
12 1
11
10
9
8
7
6
q6
PR. 12
21 : 00
24. 12. 99
ST
0
HIFI
R
L
+
] SP
MESECAM
+
+
+
–1 : 23 : 45
2
3
4
5
1– Operation mode indicators
2– Tape speed SP/LP/EP
3– Colour system indicator (Z pg. 40)
4– Tape direction
5– Counter display
6– Audio mode display (Z pg. 16)
7– Tape position indicator (Z pg. 16)
8– Type of Broadcast (Z pg. 19)
9– Current day/month/year
10– Clock display
11– Channel position number/Aux. indicator (L-1, F-1 or S-1)
12– Cassette loaded mark
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Select
Language
1
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
2
3
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TURN ON THE RECORDER
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 .
%
1
2
11
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
4
3
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"LANGUAGE", then press
OK or PUSH JOG .
%
4
1
ACCESS LANGUAGE
SELECT SCREEN
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
LANGUAGE
G-CODE SET UP
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
OK
MENU
PUSH JOG
6
Place the pointer next to the language of your choice
(English or Chinese) by pressing PUSH JOG %fi, then
press OK or PUSH JOG .
%
5
SELECT LANGUAGE
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
12 EN
INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.)
Clock Set
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
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 .
%
0
3
TURN ON THE RECORDER
4
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
1
OK
4
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"CLOCK SET", then press OK or PUSH JOG . The
Clock Set screen appears.
%
3
MENU
ACCESS CLOCK SET
SCREEN
CLOCK SET
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
LANGUAGE
G-CODE SET UP
PUSH JOG
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
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.
7
8
YEAR
98
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
SET TIME
Press PUSH JOG %fi to set the time, then press OK or
PUSH JOG .
● 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 .
%
6
DATE
01 . 01
%
5
TIME
0: 00
● 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.
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.
S-VHS playback is possible only with S-VHS PAL tapes recorded
in SP or LP, or S-VHS NTSC tapes recorded in the SP or EP mode.
Basic
Playback
PLAY
T
COLOUR SYSTEM
EC
EJ
P/
O
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
4
2
0
LOAD A CASSETTE
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.
● 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. 40).
● If the record safety tab has been removed, playback
begins automatically (Z pg. 17).
2
ST
2
1
SHUTTLE
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
1
13
FIND PROGRAMME START
POINT
If the tape is advanced past the start point, press REW
or turn the SHUTTLE ring to the left.
To go forward, press FF or turn the SHUTTLE ring to the
right.
START PLAYBACK
Press PLAY. "BEST" appears blinking in the recorder's
display panel during automatic tracking (Z pg. 22).
STOP PLAYBACK
Press STOP on the remote or STOP/EJECT on the
recorder's front panel. Then press STOP/EJECT to
remove the cassette.
4
Usable cassettes
AY
PL
1
FF
REW
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. While only VHS signals can be
recorded on regular VHS cassettes, both VHS and Super
VHS signals can be recorded and played back using
Super VHS cassettes.
* By using S-VHS ET it is possible to record and play back
with S-VHS picture quality on VHS cassettes with this
recorder (Z pg. 21).
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PLAYBACK (cont.)
NOTE:
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rs
la
Re
p ve
Refer to the SHUTTLE ring
illustration to the right as you
read the following
procedures.
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Re low
s
Slow
motio
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y
Pl
a
y
Playback
Features
Still
search
Reverse
sea
ard
Forw rch
SP
/
LP
/
EP
G
JO
PLAY
SHUTTLE
TV
ST
PR
O
O
P
G
PAUSE
TV PROG
Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame
Playback
2
Turn the JOG dial to the right for forward frame-byframe playback, or to the left for reverse frame-by-frame
playback.
AY
PL
1
Press PAUSE. If there is vertical jitter, use the TV PROG
buttons to correct the picture.
1
FF
REW
PAUSE
STOP
3
PAUSE DURING PLAYBACK
ACTIVATE FRAME-BY-FRAME
PLAYBACK
OR
Press PAUSE.
PUSH JOG
OR
%
or
%
Press PUSH JOG
.
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
1
ACTIVATE HIGH-SPEED
SEARCH
During playback or still, turn the SHUTTLE ring all the
way to the right for forward high-speed search, or to
the left for reverse high-speed search.
OR
During playback or still, press FF for forward highspeed search, or REW for reverse high-speed search.
1
ACTIVATE SLOW-MOTION
PLAYBACK
During playback or still, turn the SHUTTLE ring to the
right for forward slow motion, or to the left for reverse
slow motion (refer to the above illustration).
OR
During still picture, press and hold PAUSE for 2
seconds, then release. Press and release again to return
to still picture.
OR
During still picture, press and hold PUSH JOG
Release to return to still picture.
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
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.
ATTENTION
In the search, still, slow-motion or frame-by-frame
playback mode,
● the picture will be distorted.
● the noise bars will appear.
● there may be a loss of colour.
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● For forward search with a visible picture, turn the
SHUTTLE ring all the way to the right and release it
within 1 second.
● For reverse search with a visible picture, turn the
SHUTTLE ring all the way to the left and release it
within 1 second.
Slow Motion
or
%
High-Speed Search
.
EN
Variable-Speed Search
1
Manual Tracking
ACTIVATE VARIABLE-SPEED
SEARCH
Your video recorder is equipped with automatic tracking
control. During playback, you can override this and adjust the
tracking manually by pressing the TV PROG buttons.
During playback or still, turn the SHUTTLE ring to the
right for forward variable-speed search, or to the left for
reverse variable-speed search (refer to the illustration on
page 14).
or
%
%
OR
During playback, press PUSH JOG
.
● The more times you press, the faster the playback
picture moves.
● To decrease speed, press the button for the opposite
direction.
1
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
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
2
3
NOTE:
Before starting, make sure the
recorder is in the Stop mode.
ACTIVATE INDEX SEARCH
fi
Press PUSH JOG or (™ or £) on the remote
control. "™ 1" or "£ 1" is displayed on screen and
search begins in the corresponding direction.
%
%
fi
● 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.
Current position
OVERRIDE AUTOMATIC
TRACKING
Press
(SP/LP/EP) on the remote to engage manual
tracking.
ADJUST TRACKING
MANUALLY
Press TV PROG + or – to adjust tracking.
RETURN TO AUTOMATIC
TRACKING
Press
(SP/LP/EP) on the remote to re-engage
automatic tracking.
NOTE:
When a new tape is inserted, the recorder enters the automatic
tracking mode automatically.
Repeat Playback
Your video recorder can automatically play back the whole tape
50 times repeatedly.
fi
%
A
–2
B
C
–1
D
1
E
2
F
1
3
%
%
1
15
Index number
● When the specified index code is located, playback
begins automatically.
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 50 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.
16 EN
PLAYBACK (cont.)
Next Function Memory
Instant ReView
You can set your recorder's power to go off automatically after
the tape is fully rewound. Before starting, make sure the
recorder is in the Stop mode.
For Automatic Power Off After Tape Rewind . . .
within 2 seconds.
. . . press REW, then press
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.
Tape Position Indicator
Before starting, make sure that the recorder is off and that the
Timer mode is disengaged.
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. 10) must be
set to "ON", or the indicator
Beginning
will not appear.
3
+
+
1:23:45
NOTE:
1
NOTE:
Depending on the type of tape used, there may be times when
the indication is not correct.
1
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.
● The front display panel tells you how many
programmes have been recorded. If you have, for
example, 3 programmes, "REVIEW" and "3" appear
and blink. 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.
End
Skip Search
ACTIVATE INSTANT
REVIEW
NOTE:
SKIP OVER UNWANTED
SECTIONS
Instant ReView is not possible while the recorder is in the Timer
mode.
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.
Soundtrack Selection
Your video recorder is capable of recording three soundtracks (HI-FI L, HI-FI R and NORM) and will play back the one you select.
During Playback
Pressing AUDIO on the remote control changes the soundtrack being played back as follows:
TRACK
Recorder's Front Panel
On-Screen Display
HI FI
L
R
L
HI FI
HI FI
USE
For Hi-Fi stereo tapes
For main audio of Bilingual tapes
R
For sub audio of Bilingual tapes
NORM
NORM
For audio-dubbed tapes
NORM
HI FI
NORM
For audio-dubbed tapes
NOTES:
●"
" should normally be
selected. In this mode, Hi-Fi stereo
tapes are played back in stereo, and
the NORM track is played back
automatically for tapes with only
normal audio.
● For instructions on recording stereo
and bilingual programmes, refer to
page 19.
● "O.S.D." must be set to "ON" or the
on-screen displays will not appear
(Z pg. 10).
RECORDING
EN
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.
S-VHS recording is possible only for PAL recordings made in the
SP or LP mode, or NTSC recordings made in the SP mode.
S-VHS ET recording is possible only for PAL recordings made in
the SP mode, or NTSC recordings made in the SP mode.
Basic
Recording
1
CO
LO
U
R
SY
PLAY
ST
EM
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
SP/LP/EP
RD
CO
T
RE
O
PR
EC
EJ
TV
P/
G
O
ST
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
0
NUMBER
2
3
4
4
TV PROG
AY
PL
SP/LP/EP
1
PAUSE
RECORD
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ST
O
P
3
5
6
LOAD A CASSETTE
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. 40).
CHOOSE A PROGRAMME
Press TV PROG +/– 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. 22).
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.
NOTE:
When recording in NTSC, if EP is selected, recording will
always be done in the VHS mode even if an S-VHS cassette is
used.
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
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.
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RECORDING (cont.)
Record One Programme
While Watching Another
1
RE
CO
TV
Y
LA
RD
PR
P
IS
O
D
G
Recording
Features
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 TV PROG buttons is recorded on
the tape.
Elapsed Recording Time
Indication
AU
D
IO
You can check the exact time of a recording.
DISPLAY
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
0
C.RESET
SELECT CHANNEL TO
WATCH
4
TV PROG
1
3
2
SET COUNTER DISPLAY
Press DISPLAY until a counter reading appears on the
dispay panel.
● By pressing the DISPLAY 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 C. RESET before starting recording or playback.
● The counter is reset to "0:00:00" and shows the exact
elapsed time as the tape runs.
EN
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
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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Receiving Stereo And
Bilingual Programmes
Your recorder is equipped with a Sound-Multiplex decoder (A2) and
a Digital stereo sound decoder (NICAM) as well, making reception
of stereo and bilingual broadcasts possible.
When the channel is changed, the type of broadcast being
received will be displayed on the TV screen for a few seconds.
Type of Broadcast
Being Received
On-screen Display
A2 Stereo
A2 Bilingual
Regular Monaural
NICAM Stereo
NICAM Bilingual
NICAM Monaural
ST
BIL
(none)
ST NICAM
BIL NICAM
NICAM
● To listen to a stereo programme, press AUDIO until " " and
R"
" " appear on the front display panel or "HIFI L
appears on the screen.
● To listen to a bilingual programme, press AUDIO until " " or
" " appears on the front display panel, or "HIFI L " or
"HIFI R" appears on the screen (as required).
● To listen to the Standard (regular monaural) audio while
receiving a NICAM broadcast, press AUDIO until "NORM"
appears on the front display panel or on the screen.
NOTE:
"O.S.D." must be set to "ON" or the on-screen displays will not
appear (Z pg. 10).
To Record Stereo And
Bilingual Programmes (A2)
● Stereo programmes are automatically recorded in stereo on
the Hi-Fi audio track (with the normal audio track recording
mixed L and R channel sound).
● Bilingual programmes are automatically recorded in bilingual
on the Hi-Fi audio track. The main soundtrack will be recorded
on the normal audio track.
To Record NICAM Stereo And
Bilingual Programmes
The NICAM audio programme will be recorded on the Hi-Fi
audio track, and the Standard audio programme on the normal
audio track.
NOTES:
● If the quality of stereo sound being received is poor, the
broadcast will be received in monaural with better quality.
● Before playing back a programme recorded in stereo, or a
bilingual programme, refer to "Soundtrack Selection" (Z pg. 16).
20 EN
RECORDING (cont.)
S-VHS ET
S-VHS (Super VHS), S-VHS
ET and VHS
0
4
1
3
MENU
OK
PUSH JOG
Your recorder can record in S-VHS, S-VHS ET or VHS.
S-VHS allows you to make high quality video recordings with a
horizontal resolution of 400 lines. This compares with the 240
lines of resolution of normal VHS recordings. To achieve the
highest quality picture we recommend that you record in S-VHS
mode.
By using S-VHS ET it is possible to record and play back with SVHS picture quality on VHS cassettes with this recorder. For
details, refer to page 21.
To record in S-VHS;
● perform the steps 1 – 4 below to set the "S-VHS" to "ON".
● then, insert a cassette marked "S-VHS", the S-VHS indicator
will light on the display panel.
The S-VHS recording mode will be automatically selected.
To record in S-VHS ET on a VHS high grade cassette;
● press S-VHS ET and set to "ON".
Z "Super VHS ET" on page 21.
To record in VHS;
● insert a cassette marked "VHS".
● press S-VHS ET and set to "OFF".
The VHS recording mode will be automatically selected
regardless of the S-VHS mode setting.
To record in VHS on an S-VHS cassette;
● insert the cassette marked "S-VHS", the S-VHS indicator will
light on the display panel.
● then, perform the steps 1 – 4 below to set the "S-VHS" to
"OFF"; the S-VHS indicator will go out.
The VHS recording mode will be selected.
1
ATTENTION
NOTES:
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
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
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
3
4
SELECT S-VHS MODE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"S-VHS", then press OK or
PUSH JOG to select
"ON" or "OFF".
%
● When playing back a tape that has been recorded in S-VHS or
S-VHS ET, the S-VHS indicator lights on the display panel
regardless of the "S-VHS" mode setting.
● Tapes recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET mode can not be
played back successfully on normal VHS recorders.
2
Press MENU.
%
● S-VHS recording is possible only for PAL recordings
made in the SP or LP mode, or NTSC recordings made in
the SP mode.
● S-VHS ET recording is possible only for PAL recordings
made in the SP mode, or NTSC recordings made in the
SP mode.
● When recording NTSC signals in S-VHS or S-VHS ET, be
sure to select "AUTO" or "NTSC3.58" by pressing the
COLOUR SYSTEM button (Z pg. 40).
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
FUNCTION SET
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
B. E. S. T.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
S-VHS
EDIT
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
EN
21
S-VHS ET
Super VHS ET
Your recorder is equipped with Super VHS ET that makes it
possible to record with S-VHS picture quality on VHS cassettes.
1
2
SELECT S-VHS ET SET
MODE
Press S-VHS ET. The
current setting appears on
the screen for about 5
seconds.
S-VHS ET : OFF
ENGAGE S-VHS ET MODE
While the current setting is displayed on the screen,
press S-VHS ET again to set to "ON".
● The "S-VHS" indicator lights on the front display
panel.
NOTES:
● You cannot activate the S-VHS ET function...
...while recording is in progress.
...while timer-recording (incl. Instant Timer Recording Z pg.
19) is in progress.
...while B.E.S.T. (Z pg. 22) is in progress.
...when the recorder's power is off.
● S-VHS ET does not work with S-VHS tapes.
S-VHS ET
This facility allows recording with S-VHS picture quality on VHS cassettes. You can play back those cassettes recorded in S-VHS ET on
a recorder equipped with S-VHS ET.
NOTES:
● To obtain the highest quality recording and playback pictures over a longer period on this model, S-VHS recording on S-VHS tape is
recommended.
● You can play back S-VHS ET recordings not only on this recorder but also on another VHS recorder equipped with S-VHS ET.
* It is recommended to specifically label S-VHS ET recordings so you can easily distinguish them from regular VHS recordings.
● S-VHS ET recordings can also be played back on an S-VHS recorder or a VHS recorder equipped with SQPB (S-VHS QUASI
PLAYBACK) function. However, there may be cases where S-VHS ET playback is not possible on a particular recorder.
● Frequent still, frame-by-frame and slow-motion playback may damage the tape and cause picture degradation.
● With some tapes, better picture quality may not be obtained even with S-VHS ET recording. It is recommended that you do test
record beforehand to make sure whether better results can be obtained.
● High Grade tapes are recommended for superior results.
● Make sure that "B.E.S.T." is set to "ON" (Z pg. 22).
● During S-VHS ET playback, noise may appear depending on tape quality.
● Noise may appear during search, still, frame-by-frame and slow-motion playback.
● If the playback picture becomes blurred or interrupted, use a cleaning cassette.
22 EN
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
5
6
7
8
9
2
0
4
4
1
PLAY
PAUSE
RECORD
3
OK
MENU
PUSH JOG
5
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
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
B. E. S. T.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
S-VHS
EDIT
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
OFF
ON
ON
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. 19).
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 22.
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● 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 22.
● "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.
24 EN
TIMER RECORDING
G-CODE
System Setup
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
The G-CODE timer programming system eliminates the need to
input channel, date, start and stop time data when setting the
timer record function. Simply key in the G-CODE number for the
TV programme you wish to record (found in most TV listings)
and the recorder's timer is automatically programmed.
You have to set "GUIDE PROG" numbers, which are assigned to
each station for purposes of G-CODE timer programming, for all the
stations stored in your recorder's memory to get proper results.
Before G-CODE setup you must have performed the following
procedures:
● Tuner setting (Z pg. 8, 42)
● Clock setting (Z pg. 12)
IMPORTANT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Perform the following procedure after Auto Set Up on page 8
and/or the channel setting steps on pages 42 – 45.
After setting the Guide Program Numbers, channel positions
may be incorrect if you stored or skipped channels. In this case,
re-perform Guide Program Number setting.
2
0
NUMBER
Guide Program Number Set
4
1
1
OK
MENU
PUSH JOG
2
3
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"INITIAL SET", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
4
Press PUSH JOG %fi or
NUMBER keys to enter the
Guide Program number for
the desired station as shown
in the TV listings. Then press
OK or PUSH JOG .
ACCESS G-CODE SET-UP
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"G-CODE SET-UP", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
%
G-CODE and SHOWVIEW are different trademarks used to
represent the same easy recording feature, but only the term
G-CODE system will be used in the instructions. If you use the
SHOWVIEW system, follow the same instructions listed for
the G-CODE system.
ACCESS INITIAL SET
SCREEN
ENTER GUIDE PROG
NUMBER
%
INFORMATION
Press MENU.
%
3
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
G-CODE SET-UP
GUIDE PROG
TV PROG
2
5
[0-9] OR [5/∞]:SELECT =
[MENU] : EXIT
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EN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
5
2
G-CODE SET-UP
GUIDE PROG
TV PROG
2
2
[0-9] OR [5/∞]:SELECT =
[MENU] : EXIT
● If the satellite broadcast is received on your
recorder's auxiliary channel "L-1", select "L-1" for the
channel position.
● Repeat steps 4 and 5 as necessary.
4
1
3
Press PUSH JOG %fi or
NUMBER keys to input the
number of the recorder's
channel position on which
the Guide Program
number's broadcast is
received. Then press OK
or PUSH JOG .
%
0
NUMBER
ENTER RECEIVING
CHANNEL POSITION
NUMBER
OK
6
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
MENU
PUSH JOG
Guide Program Number
"Guide Program (GUIDE PROG) number" refers to the
assigned TV station numbers, according to broadcast area, for
G-CODE timer recording. The Guide Program numbers can be
found in most TV listings.
26 EN
TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
With the G-CODE system , timer programming is greatly
simplified because each TV programme has a corresponding
code number which your recorder is able to recognise.
G-CODE Timer
Programming 1
Before performing G-CODE Timer Programming:
● Be sure to read "G-CODE System Setup" (Z pg. 24).
● 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. 40).
ACCESS G-CODE SCREEN
Press PROG.
G-CODE
[0 – 9] =
[+/–] : EXPRESS PROGRAMING
[PROG] : EXIT
2
ENTER G-CODE NUMBER
Press the NUMBER keys to
enter the G-CODE number
of a programme you wish
to record.
UR
SY
ST
EM
● If you make a mistake,
press CANCEL and input
the correct number.
CO
LO
3
G-CODE
12345678
[0 – 9] =
[CANCEL] : DELETE
[PROG] : EXIT
ACCESS G-CODE
PROGRAMME SCREEN
Press OK, and the G-CODE
Programme screen
appears. (If you're just
starting out, "P1" appears.)
G-CODE
START
21:00
– P1 –
123456789
STOP
= 22:00
SP
DATE
25.12
: OK
1
2
IMPORTANT
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
CANCEL
Make sure the channel position number you wish
to record is displayed; if not, see "G-CODE System
Setup" on page 24 and set the Guide Program
number for that G-CODE number correctly.
NUMBER
4
● If the number you entered is invalid, "ERROR" appears
on the screen. Press CANCEL and input a valid G-CODE
number.
● If the "G-CODE SET-UP" screen appears, see
"ATTENTION – Regarding Guide Program Number
Set" on page 27.
SP/LP/EP
PROG
1
3
TV PROG
1
OK
4
SET TAPE SPEED
Press SP/LP/EP (
) to set the tape speed.
EN
LY
5
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
D
AI
1
NUMBER
0
2
WEEKLY
4
TIMER
STOP+/–
PROG
6
27
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press PROG or OK. "PROGRAM COMPLETED" appears
on the screen for about 5 seconds, then normal screen
appears.
● Repeat steps 1 – 5 for each additional programme.
ENGAGE RECORDER'S
TIMER MODE
Press TIMER. The recorder turns off automatically and
"‰" appears on the display panel.
● To disengage the timer, press TIMER again.
NOTES:
1
3
OK
PUSH JOG
Satellite Tuner Users
To timer-record a satellite broadcast using the G-CODE
system:
1 Perform steps 1 – 6.
2 Set the satellite tuner to the appropriate channel before
the selected programme begins.
3 Leave the satellite tuner's power on.
● To Change The Stop Time . . .
. . . press STOP +/– after pressing OK in step 3. You can
compensate for anticipated programme schedule delays this
way.
● To Timer-Record Weekly Or Daily Serials . . .
. . . after pressing OK in step 3, 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.
● 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. 30).
● It is not possible to timer-record a TV programme with a
G-CODE number which starts with "0".
ATTENTION
Regarding Guide Program Number Set
%
"G-CODE SET-UP" appears after performing step 3 if the
Guide Program number for the G-CODE number you entered
has not been set.
● Press the NUMBER keys or PUSH JOG %fi to input the
channel position number on which your recorder
receives that station, then press OK or PUSH JOG .
The G-CODE program screen appears.
G-CODE SET-UP
GUIDE PROG
TV PROG
2
––
%
[0-9] OR [5/∞]:SELECT =
[PROG] : EXIT
(Ex.) To timer-record a RTR
programme with the G-CODE
system.
* If your recorder receives
RTR on the channel position
2, press OK or PUSH JOG
after entering "2".
28 EN
TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
Express Timer 1
Programming
Remember, the clock must be set before you can
programme the timer (Z pg. 12).
2
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. 40).
ACCESS G-CODE SCREEN
Press PROG.
ACCESS PROGRAMME
SCREEN
Press START +/–. (If you're
just starting out, "P1"
appears.)
– P1 –
START
–:– –
=
STOP
–:– –
SP
DATE
– –.– –
[+/–] =
[PROG] : EXIT
TV PROG
––
ENTER PROGRAMME
START TIME
– P1 –
CO
LO
UR
SY
ST
EM
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
4
2
/–
P+
O
ST
0
4
TV PROG+/–
START+/–
D
1
/–
E+
AT
PROG
5
3
6
Press START +/– to enter
the time you want
recording to start.
START
21:00
=
STOP
–:– –
SP
DATE
– –.– –
[+/–] =
[PROG] : EXIT
TV PROG
––
● Press and hold START
+/– to move in 30minute increments, or
press and release repeatedly to move 1 minute at a
time.
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 TV PROG +/–.
– P1 –
START
21:00
=
STOP
22:00
SP
DATE
25.12
[+/–] =
[PROG] : EXIT
TV PROG
1
EN
LY
7
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
D
AI
1
0
2
WEEKLY
4
TIMER
SP/LP/EP
PROG
1
3
8
OK
29
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 – 8 for each additional programme.
9
ENGAGE RECORDER'S
TIMER MODE
Press TIMER. The recorder turns off automatically and
"‰" appears on the display panel.
● To disengage the timer, press TIMER again.
NOTES:
● To Timer-Record Weekly Or Daily Serials . . .
. . . anytime during steps 2 through 8, 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.
● 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. 30).
30 EN
TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
Check, Cancel And Replace
Programmes
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
CANCEL
8
DATE+/–
7
STOP+/–
2
0
9
4
TIMER
TV PROG+/–
2
DISENGAGE TIMER MODE
Press TIMER, then press
ACCESS PROGRAMME
CHECK SCREEN
Press PROG CHECK.
START+/–
SP/LP/EP
PROG CHECK1
3
OK
MENU
PUSH JOG
3
.
PR START STOP CH
1
8:00 10:00
3
2
10:00 10:45
2
3
11:30 13:00
1
4
5
6
7
8
[PROG CHECK] : NEXT
DATE
24.12
25.12
25.12
ACCESS PROGRAMME
SCREEN
Press PROG CHECK again
to check more information. Each time you press
PROG CHECK, the next
programme's information
appears.
– P1 –
START
8:00
=
STOP
10:00
SP
DATE
24:12
TV PROG
3
[PROG CHECK] : NEXT
To cancel or replace a programme...
4
5
6
CANCEL OR REPLACE A
PROGRAMME
Press CANCEL to cancel a programme. To replace a
programme, press the appropriate button: START+/–,
).
STOP+/–, DATE+/–, TV PROG+/–, SP/LP/EP (
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press PROG CHECK as many times as necessary. If
there are still some programmes remaining, go on to
step 6.
RETURN TO TIMER MODE
Press TIMER.
EN
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.
Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to
"FUNCTION SET", then press OK or PUSH JOG .
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
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
3
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
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
B. E. S. T.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
S-VHS
EDIT
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
FUNCTION SET
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
B. E. S. T.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
S-VHS
EDIT
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
ON
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
NOTES:
Press MENU.
%
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".
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
%
4
1
2
Press MENU.
%
2
3
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.
%
1
31
● 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
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 TIMER.
32 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
1
NUMBER "1"
2
3
2
5
6
8
9
"2
"
4
N
U
M
BE
R
7
0
4
2
3
4
1
STOP
3
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 STOP.
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
33
TV Multi-brand Remote
Control
TV
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.
VCR
TV/VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
0
CANCEL
4
NUMBER
TIMER
1
SET TV BRAND CODE
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 STOP.
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
STOP
3
OK
TV PROG+/–
TV VOL+/–
2
OPERATE TV
First, press TV to set the remote control to TV mode, then
, TV PROG +/–,
press the corresponding button:
(Muting),
TV/VCR, TV VOL +/– (Volume),
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.
Control Your TV Using
Additional Buttons
Use the NUMBER keys, and the
button, CANCEL
button or TIMER button to select the TV's channel.
● With televisions under Code 01, 02, 03, 05, 07, 15, 16,
button corresponds to the 122, 23, 26 or 27, the
digit/2-digit entry switching button (often labelled – /– –) of
your TV's remote control.
● With televisions under Code 01, 08, 18, 19, 24 or 25, the
CANCEL button corresponds to the 10 + button, and the
TIMER 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
CHANGHONG
DAEWOO
FERGUSON
FINLUX
FUNAI
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
10
05, 27
05, 06, 16, 25
11
15
20
09
17
07
18
23
26
13
06
19
22
27
21
02
23, 24, 25
07
16
12, 16
08
04
03
16, 28
14
05
34 EN
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
Connecting/
Using A Stereo
System
These instructions enable you to connect your video recorder to
your Hi-Fi stereo system (if you have one) and listen to the
soundtrack through the stereo.
FM Tuner
CD Player
Stereo Amplifier
I
I I I I I I I I
I
I I
I
I
I I I I I I I I
I
I I
I
I I I I I I I I
I I
I I
I
AUX IN or TAPE MONITOR
I
I
I
I
Audio Cable (not provided)
Speaker
Television
Speaker
AUDIO OUT
IN
OUT
ANT. IN
R
S VIDEO
Mains outlet
OUT
AUDIO
(MONO)
L
PAUSE
RF OUT
VIDEO
Rear View
1
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Connect the AUDIO OUT L and R connectors on your
video recorder to the AUX IN or TAPE MONITOR
terminals on your stereo system's receiver or amplifier.
NOTES:
● When connecting your recorder's audio output connectors to
a stereo amplifier, make sure you connect L and R correctly.
● If stereo or bilingual TV broadcasts are receivable in your
area, this recorder can record them independently of the TV
set and play them back through the connected stereo system.
● When listening to sound through the connected stereo system,
turn the TV's volume down completely.
CAUTIONS:
● This recorder has a dynamic range of more than 80 dB with
regards to its Hi-Fi audio capability. It is recommended that
you check the maximum level if you are going to listen to the
Hi-Fi audio signals through a stereo amplifier. A sudden surge
in the input level to the speakers may damage them.
● Some speakers and televisions are specially shielded to
prevent television interference. If both are of the non-shielded
type, do not place the speakers adjacent to the TV set as this
can adversely affect the video playback picture.
EDITING
EN
Preparation
For Editing
Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
35
Editing Mode Setting
You can minimize picture degradation while editing.
1
2
ACCESS MAIN MENU
SCREEN
Press MENU.
ACCESS FUNCTION SET
SCREEN
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
%
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"FUNCTION SET", then
press OK or PUSH JOG
.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
2
0
SELECT EDIT MODE
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
"EDIT", then press OK or
PUSH JOG to select
"ON".
%
3
4
1
3
OK
MENU
PUSH JOG
4
FUNCTION SET
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
B. E. S. T.
AUTO SP=LP TIMER
S-VHS
EDIT
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
NOTE:
After you finish editing, be sure to set "EDIT" back to "OFF".
Advantages Of S-VHS
Video Recorders
You can edit from VHS to S-VHS, from S-VHS to VHS, or,
from S-VHS to S-VHS.
● From VHS to S-VHS: Record VHS playback signals in the
S-VHS mode. Although the picture quality is inherently
limited by that of the original, the edited tape has better
picture quality than those made by VHS-to-VHS editing.
● From S-VHS to VHS: Because the picture quality of the
source material is very high, the edited tape has better
picture quality than those made by VHS-to-VHS editing.
● From S-VHS to S-VHS: All signals will be transferred
without degradation.
36 EN
EDITING (cont.)
Edit From
A Camcorder
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
You can use a camcorder as the source player and your video
recorder as the recorder.
MAKE CONNECTIONS
1
A If the camcorder has no S-VIDEO output connector...
... connect the camcorder's AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
connectors to the recorder's front panel AUDIO/
VIDEO input connectors.
B If the camcorder has an S-VIDEO output connector...
... connect the camcorder's S-VIDEO OUT and
AUDIO OUT connectors to the recorder's front
panel S-VIDEO and AUDIO input connectors.
2
0
NUMBER "0"
● When using a monaural camcorder, connect its
AUDIO OUT connector to the AUDIO L input
connector on your recorder.
● When a Master Edit Control-equipped JVC camcorder
is used, the camcorder is capable of controlling the
recorder. Refer to the camcorder's instruction manual
for operating procedure.
4
TV PROG
SET RECORDER'S INPUT MODE
1
NOTES:
● All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer.
● You can also use another video recorder as the player instead
of a camcorder.
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. 40.
A If the camcorder has no S-VIDEO output connector...
2
Press NUMBER key "0" and/or TV PROG to select "F-1"
for the AUDIO/VIDEO input connectors, or "S-1" for the
AUDIO/S-VIDEO input connectors, depending on the
connectors being used.
SET EDIT MODE
3
4
5
See "Editing Mode Setting" on page 35.
START CAMCORDER
Engage its Play mode.
START RECORDER
Engage its Record mode.
B If the camcorder has an S-VIDEO output connector...
Recorder
VIDEO
input
Recorder
AUDIO
input
To rear panel PAUSE
connector
Audio Cable (not provided)
Audio/Video Cable
(not provided)
VIDEO OUT
Player
Camcorder
AUDIO OUT
EDIT
AUDIO
input
S-VIDEO
input
To rear panel PAUSE
connector
Mini-Plug Cable
(not provided)
(JVC camcorder
only)
S-Video Cable (provided)
S-VIDEO OUT
Player
Camcorder
AUDIO OUT
EDIT
Mini-Plug Cable
(not provided)
(JVC camcorder
only)
EN
37
You can use your video recorder as the source player or the
recording deck.
Edit To Or
From Another 1
Video
Recorder
2
TV Receiver
Player
Your recorder
AV Cable
(not provided)
VIDEO
CHANNEL
RF Cable (provided)
Another recorder
Recorder
3
4
5
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 TV PROG to select depending on the
connector being used — "L-1" for the rear panel VIDEO/
AUDIO input connectors, or "F-1" for the front panel
VIDEO/AUDIO input connectors.
SET EDIT MODE
See "Editing Mode Setting" on page 35.
START SOURCE PLAYER
Engage its Play mode.
START RECORDING DECK
Engage its Record mode.
NOTES:
Recorder
Your recorder
TV Receiver
VIDEO
CHANNEL
AV Cable
(not provided)
RF Cable
(provided)
Another recorder
Player
● When you use this recorder as the player for editing, be sure
to set "O.S.D." to "OFF" before starting (Z pg. 10).
● All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer.
● NTSC tapes being played back in the NTSC [ PAL mode
(Z pg. 41) 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. 40).
● If you are using another recorder with S-Video and Audio
input/output connectors, you can connect those connectors to
this recorder's S-VIDEO IN/S VIDEO OUT and AUDIO IN/
OUT connectors.
When Using Your Video Recorder As The Source Player ...
... connect its rear panel S VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT
connectors to the recording deck's S-Video and Audio input
connectors.
When Using Your Video Recorder As The Recording Deck ...
... connect its front panel S-VIDEO and AUDIO input
connectors to the source player's S-Video and Audio output
connectors. Then, set the recorder's input mode to "S-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. 40.
38 EN
EDITING (cont.)
Normal audio track
Pre-recorded tape
PLAY
Audio Dubbing
Audio dubbing replaces the normal audio sound of a previously
recorded tape with a new soundtrack.
TV
PR
O
G
Video/Hi-Fi audio
track
Audio-dubbed tape
D
PA
U
SE
A.
U
B
CD Player etc.
CD Player etc.
Audio mixer
Mixer output
Original sound
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
NUMBER "0"
0
4
TV PROG
1
PLAY
PAUSE
1
2
3
4
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Connect an audio component to the AUDIO L + R
connectors on the recorder's front panel.
● When connecting monaural equipment, use only the
recorder's AUDIO L connector.
SET INPUT MODE
Press NUMBER key "0" and/or TV PROG so that "F-1"
appears in place of a channel number.
LOCATE START POINT
Press PLAY to start playback of the tape in your
recorder, and press PAUSE when you find the point
where you want to start dubbing.
ENGAGE AUDIO DUBBING
Press A. DUB.
● Your recorder enters the Audio Dubbing Pause mode.
(" " blinks, " " and " " light up on the front display
panel.)
● To perform audio dubbing with audio mixing, press
(L+R)" at
AUDIO on the remote control to select "
this point.
* Audio dubbing with audio mixing is not possible if
you're using a monaural audio component, or if
you don't have an audio mixer.
5
PA
U
SE
PLAY
EN
6
START DUBBING
Engage the audio component's Play mode, then press
PLAY to start the tape in your recorder. Audio dubbing
begins at this point.
● " " blinks and " " is displayed on the front display
panel.
● To stop dubbing temporarily, press PAUSE. Press
PLAY to resume dubbing.
END AUDIO DUBBING
Press STOP to stop the tape in your recorder, and
engage the audio component's Stop mode.
NOTES:
AUDIO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
0
4
1
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
3
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● When monitoring the sound during Audio Dubbing, the normal
soundtrack is automatically selected. If you wish to hear the
mixed sound (Hi-Fi + Normal soundtracks), press AUDIO on
the remote control to select " NORM (HI FI + NORM)"
(Z pg. 16).
● Audio dubbing stops automatically when the counter reaches
"0:00:00", and the recorder enters the Play mode. Check the
counter reading before dubbing.
● Audio dubbing is also possible using the rear panel AUDIO
IN L + R connectors. When using these connectors, make
sure to select the correct input mode in step 2.
● Audio dubbing cannot be performed on a cassette that has
had its record safety tab removed.
● When playing back an audio-dubbed tape, press AUDIO on
the remote control to select the soundtrack you wish to hear
(Z pg. 16).
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INFORMATION ON MULTI-SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY
Setting Of The Colour System Select Buttons
Mode Display
Use the COLOUR SYSTEM button on the front panel to select
the colour system. Pressing this button changes the mode as
illustrated on the left. The On-Screen display will show which
mode is selected.
Mode
AUTO
COLOUR
SYSTEM
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
NTSC 4.43
NTSC
PAL*
PAL
MESECAM
* "NTSC[PAL" appears during playback only.
Description
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
(Programme 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 and NTSC broadcasts.
TV system
HR-S5600AM
Recorded tape
Recording circuit
PAL
PAL B/G, I, D/K
SECAM B/G,
D/K (OIRT)
PAL
Multi-system
tuner
(B/G, I, D/K, M)
MESECAM
MESECAM
NTSC
NTSC (M)
NOTE:
This model does not operate in BRAZIL (PAL-M) or ARGENTINA (PAL-N).
NTSC 3.58
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Playback
This recorder can play back all 3 types of recorded tape.
Recorded tape
PAL
HR-S5600AM
Playback circuit
Multi-system receiver
PAL
MESECAM
Built-in
RFconverter
K, I, G, M, 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-S5600AM
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
42 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. 8) or if
you have moved to a different area or if a new station starts
broadcasting in your area.
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
0
Auto Channel Set
4
TV PROG
1
1
3
MENU
OK
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 .
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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 TV PROG buttons
without going through any vacant channels.
TUNER SET
CH EDIT
AUTO CH SET
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
EN
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/∞] = [CANCEL] : DELETE
: EDIT
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
NOTE:
If you perform Auto Channel Set when the aerial cable is not
connected properly, "SCAN COMPLETED -NO SIGNAL-"
appears on the screen in step 5. When this happens, make sure
of the aerial connection and press OK; Auto Channel Set will
take place again.
1
2
3
4
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
B/G
China, Mongolia, Russia
D/K
.
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
MANUAL CH SET
PLEASE WAIT
VHF H
VHF L 100MHZ
UHF
[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
place the pointer next to
[5/∞] =
[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.
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TV System
Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, U.A.E.,
Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia,
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco,
Lebanon, Iraq
U.S.A., Japan, S.Korea, Taiwan
ACCESS CHANNEL LIST
[5/∞] =
[MENU] : EXIT
● 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 45.
● 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 44.
Hong Kong
Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 42.
VHF L
IMPORTANT
Major Countries
ACCESS TUNER SET
SCREEN
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B/G
D/K
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M
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● Auto Channel Set will
start.
Store channels that were not stored during Auto Set Up (Z pg. 8)
or Auto Channel Set (Z pg. 42).
TV SYSTEM SELECT
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Manual Channel Set
SELECT TV SYSTEM
Press PUSH JOG %fi to
place the pointer next to
the appropriate TV system,
then press OK or PUSH
JOG .
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● 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 45.
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M
6
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
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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/∞] = [CANCEL] : 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 CANCEL.
ACCESS CHANNEL LIST
5
Press PUSH JOG %fi until
the channel you want to
delete begins blinking.
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2
3
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ACCESS CHANNEL LIST
Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 42.
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Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 42.
ACCESS TUNER SET
SCREEN
STORE NEW POSITIONS
Press OK or PUSH JOG
.
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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
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 42.
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.
PERFORM TUNING
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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 42.
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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 [ M). Then press OK or
PUSH JOG .
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Fine-Tuning Channels
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● Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary.
RETURN TO NORMAL
SCREEN
Press MENU.
SYS
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
BG
46 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 TIMER 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
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. The playback picture does not
appear while the tape is running.
SYMPTOM
● 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 or S-VIDEO
connection, the TV receiver is not set
to the AV mode.
If you are using the RF OUT connection . . .
. . . set the TV receiver to the VIDEO
channel. (Z pg. 6)
. . . Perform "Video Channel Set".
(Z pg. 6)
If you are using the AV or S-VIDEO
connection, set the TV to its 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. 15)
4. Noise appears during slow-motion
playback.
● The automatic tracking mode is
engaged.
Try manual tracking. (Z pg. 15)
5. Noise appears during still
playback.
Press TV PROG + or – a few times to
remove the noise bars from the screen.
6. Breaks are noticeable in Hi-Fi
soundtrack.
● Automatic tracking is engaged.
Engage and adjust tracking manually.
(Z pg. 15)
7. The playback picture is blurred or
interrupted while TV broadcasts
are clear.
● The video heads may be dirty.
Consult your JVC dealer.
8. 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. 40)
Once recorded, the signal cannot be
corrected. Be sure to choose the
correct setting before recording.
● The wrong colour system was
selected during recording.
9. 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. 45)
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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", "F-1" or "S-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", "F-1" or
"S-1".
4. Camcorder recording is not
possible.
Confirm that all units' power switches
are turned on.
Set the input mode to "L-1", "F-1" or
"S-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 TIMER 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.
● TIMER 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
TIMER 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.
7. The G-CODE system does not timerrecord properly.
● The recorder's channel positions
have been set incorrectly.
Refer to "G-CODE System Setup" and reperform the procedure. (Z pg. 24)
48 EN
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. 43)
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. 8)
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. 7)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
EN
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PLAYBACK
TIMER 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. " " and "‰" remain lit on the display panel. Is there
a problem?
A. No. This is a normal condition for a timer recording in
progress.
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RECORDING
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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Q. Can the video recorder indefinitely remain in the
Record-Pause mode?
A. No. The video recorder goes to its Stop mode
automatically after 5 minutes to protect the heads.
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Q. What happens if the tape runs out during recording?
A. The video recorder automatically rewinds it to the
beginning.
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Q. Sometimes, during Index Search, the video recorder
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. Can I program the timer while I'm watching a tape
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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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.
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INDEX
FRONT VIEW
1 23
4
5
6 7
REW
FF
COLOUR
SYSTEM
STANDBY/ ON
JOG
S-VIDEO
S-VHS ET
VIDEO (MONO)L –AUDIO– R
TV PROG
SP/LP/EP
9
0 !
STANDBY/ON
Button Z pg. 10
COLOUR SYSTEM Button Z pg. 40
REVIEW Button Z pg. 16
Cassette Loading Slot
PLAY Button Z pg. 13
JOG Dial Z pg. 14
SHUTTLE Ring Z pg. 14
S-VIDEO/VIDEO/AUDIO Input Connectors
Z pg. 36
9 TV PROG +/– Buttons Z pg. 17
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SP
15dB
NORM
TV PROG
8
SHUTTLE
+8
4
0
6
REVIEW
DISPLAY A. DUB
# $% ^& *
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0
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SP/LP/EP Button Z pg. 17
S-VHS ET Button Z pg. 20
Display Panel Z pg. 51
Infrared Beam Receiving Window
RECORD Button Z pg. 17
PAUSE Button Z pg. 14
DISPLAY Button Z pg. 18
A. DUB [Audio Dubbing] Button Z pg. 38
STOP/EJECT Button Z pg. 13
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REAR VIEW
23
1
IN
4
5
OUT
ANT. IN
R
S VIDEO
AUDIO
OUT
(MONO)
L
PAUSE
RF OUT
VIDEO
6
1
2
3
4
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Mains Power Cord Z pg. 4, 5
AUDIO/VIDEO IN Connectors Z pg. 37
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT Connectors Z pg. 4, 5, 37
Lithium Battery Compartment Z pg. 7
5
6
7
8
ANT. IN Connector Z pg. 4, 5
S VIDEO OUT Connector Z pg. 5
Remote PAUSE Connector Z pg. 36
RF OUT Connector Z pg. 4, 5
DISPLAY PANEL
1
2
3
4 5
+8
4
0
6
6
7
SP
REVIEW
15dB
NORM
9
8
1 B.E.S.T. Picture System Display Z pg. 22
Audio Level Indicator
2 Symbolic Mode Indicators
PLAY:
FF/REW VARIABLE
SHUTTLE SEARCH:
AUDIO DUBBING:
AUDIO DUBBING PAUSE:
STILL:
SLOW:
RECORD:
RECORD PAUSE:
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3 "Timer" Indicator Z pg. 27, 29
4 S-VHS Indicator Z pg. 20
5 Channel Display
Clock Display
6 Tape Speed Indicators Z pg. 17
7 Instant REVIEW Indicator Z pg. 16
8 Audio Mode Indicator Z pg. 16
9 "Cassette Loaded" Mark
0 Counter Display
! Mode Display (L-1, F-1 or S-1)
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INDEX (cont.)
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4
VCR
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TV
TV/VCR
DISPLAY
AUDIO
(MONITOR)
1
2
3
4
5
6
2
5
9
C. RESET
AUX
CANCEL
0
START
STOP
TIMER
DATE
TV
PROG
EXPRESS PROGRAMMING
1
PROG.
CHECK
PROG.
MENU
TV PROG +
30 SEC
3 OK
VO
V
O
4
L +
PUSH JOG
TV
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9
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7
DAILY
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MULTI BRAND
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
How To Use
The remote control can operate most of your video recorder's
functions, as well as basic functions of TV sets of JVC and other
brands Z pg. 33.
● 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. 33
VCR Button Z pg. 33
TV/VCR Button Z pg. 33
REVIEW Button Z pg. 16
NUMBER Keys Z pg. 17
CANCEL Button Z pg. 30
Counter [C.] RESET Button Z pg. 18
STOP +/– Button Z pg. 28
START +/– Button Z pg. 28
PROG Button Z pg. 26, 28
PROG CHECK Button Z pg. 30
Rewind [REW] Button Z pg. 13, 14
RECORD Button Z pg. 17
STOP Button Z pg. 13
MENU Button Z pg. 8, 10
PUSH JOG %fi Button Z pg. 8, 10
TV PROG +/– Z pg. 33
Button Z pg. 10
POWER
AUDIO Button Z pg. 16
(TV Muting) Button Z pg. 33
DISPLAY Button Z pg. 18
DAILY Button Z pg. 27, 29
WEEKLY Button Z pg. 27, 29
AUX Button Z pg. 36, 37
TIMER Button Z pg. 27, 29
DATE +/– Button Z pg. 28
TV PROG +/– Button Z pg. 17, 28
30 SEC Button Z pg. 16
Tracking Button Z pg. 15
SP/LP/EP Button Z pg. 17
PLAY Button Z pg. 13
Fast Forward [FF] Button Z pg. 13, 14
PAUSE Button Z pg. 14
OK Button Z pg. 6
PUSH JOG
(™£) Button Z pg. 14, 15
TV VOL +/– Button Z pg. 33
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Buttons with a small dot on the left side of the name can also
be used to operate your TV Z pg. 33.
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2
3
4
5
6
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REMOTE CONTROL
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'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 (Z pg. 33).
SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Power requirement
Rating
:
Operating
:
Power consumption
:
Temperature
Operating
:
Storage
:
Operating position
:
Dimensions (WxHxD)
:
Weight
:
Format
:
Maximum recording time
(SP)
:
(LP)
(EP)
VIDEO/AUDIO
Signal system
Recording system
Signal-to-noise ratio
Horizontal resolution
Frequency range
Input/Output
AC 110 – 240 V`, 50/60 Hz
AC 090 – 260 V`, 50/60 Hz
26 W
5°C to 40°C
–20°C to 60°C
Horizontal only
400 x 94 x 347 mm
4.2 kg
S-VHS/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)
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TUNER/TIMER
TV channel storage
capacity
Tuning system
Channel coverage
Aerial output
Memory backup time
ACCESSORIES
Provided accessories
53
: 99 positions (+AUX position)
: Frequency synthesized tuner
: VHF (Low) 42 – 175 MHz
(High)175 – 470 MHz
UHF 470 – 870 MHz
: UHF channels (Adjustable
E28 – E60)
: Approx. 6 months
Estimated figure based on
supplied fresh battery; actual
performance may differ.
: RF cable,
S-Video cable,
Infrared remote control unit,
"R6/UM-3" battery x 2,
Lithium battery CR2025,
Conversion plug*
*Not provided in certain areas.
: PAL-type colour signal and
CCIR monochrome signal,
625 lines/50 fields
: NTSC colour and EIA
monochrome signals,
525 lines/60 fields
: DA-4 (Double Azimuth)
head helical scan system
: 45 dB
: 400 lines (S-VHS)
250 lines (VHS PAL/
MESECAM)
220 lines (VHS NTSC)
: 70 Hz to 10,000 Hz
(Normal audio)
20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
(Hi-Fi audio)
: RCA connectors
(IN x 2, OUT x 1)
S-Video connectors
(IN x 1, OUT x 1)
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise
specified.
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
MEMO
MEMO
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