VideoCassetteRecorder
OperatingInstructions
SLV-9OOHF
© 1993 by Sony Corporation
WARNING
Owner'sRecord
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
The model number is located
and the serial number on the
in the space provided below.
whenever you call upon your
this product.
at the rear and front of the unit
top. Record the serial number
Refer to these numbers
Sony service dealer regarding
Model No. SLV-900HF Serial No.
CAUTION:
_O REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE
REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
PARTS INSIDE.
SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
Note
This equipment has been te_ted and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/l-V
technician for help.
Caution
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS
POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE
BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLERS IN THE U.S.A.:
This reminder is provided to call the cable TV system
installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system in the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical,
Preliminaries
TableofContents
TableofContents
WARNING ..................................................................
Owner's Record ........................................................
For Customers in the U.S.A ....................................
Precautions ...............................................................
Safety ......................................................................
Installation ...............................................................
Operation ................................................................
Cleaning ..................................................................
Introduction ...............................................................
How to Use This Manual .........................................
Overview .................................................................
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Hookups and Getting Started ...................................
6
Hookup 1
AudioNideo (AN) Hookup ......................................
7
Hookup 2
Cable Hookup ........................................................
8
VCR Setup ..............................................................
9
VCR Plus+ Channel Setup ......................................
9
Hookup 3
Cable Hookup .........................................................
10
VCR Setup ..............................................................
11
VCR Plus+ Channel Setup ..................................... 11
Hookup 4
Cable Hookup .........................................................
12
VCR Setup ..............................................................
13
VCR Plus+ Channel Setup ..................................... 13
Hookup 5
Antenna Hookup .....................................................
14
VCR Setup ..............................................................
15
VCR Plus+ Channel Setup ..................................... 15
Preparing the Remote Commander ......................... 16
Inserting Batteries ...................................................
16
Operating the VCR with the Remote Commander .. 16
How to use the Remote Commander ...................... 16
Setting the Remote Commander to Control other
Manufacturers' TV Sets .......................................
17
Setting the Time and Date ........................................
19
Example of Time and Date Setting ......................... 19
Presetting the Active Channels ............................... 21
Presetting All Receivable Channels Automatically ..21
Presetting Desired Channels or Disabling Unwanted
Channels .............................................................
22
Fine-tuning ..............................................................
23
Cable TV Channel Assignment ............................... 23
Activating the Cable Box Control Function ............. 24
Setting the Cable Box Control ................................. 25
Checking the Cable Box Control Setting ................. 26
Using the SETUP MENU ...........................................
27
Menu Choices .........................................................
28
Playback ....................................................................
Inserting a Video Cassette ......................................
Playback .................................................................
The Display .............................................................
29
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31
Indexing Tape Contents ..........................................
31
Playing Back Externally-Recorded Tapes ............... 32
Selecting the Monitor Sound ................................... 32
Listening to Mixed Hi-Fi and Normal Track Sound ..33
Recording TV Programs ...........................................
34
Recording "IV Programs ......................................... 34
Pausing ....................................................................
35
Recording with the TV Off ....................................... 36
Watching One TV Program While Recording
Another ................................................................
36
Recording Multi-ChanneITV Sound (MTS) ............. 36
Timer Recording .......................................................
37
Setting the Timer ....................................................
37
Overlapping Timer Recordings ............................... 40
Checking the Timer Settings ................................... 41
Changing or Cancelling the Timer Settings ............. 42
Using the VCR Before Timer Recording Starts ....... 43
Introducing VCR Plus+ ............... .............................. 44
VCR Plus+ Setup Instructions ................................. 44
Recording Programs Using VCR Plus+ .................. 46
Variable Speed Playback .......................................... 48
Variable Speed Playback ........................................ 48
Still Picture ..............................................................
48
Picture Search ........................................................
48
Locked Picture Search ........................... ................. 49
Skip Playback .........................................................
49
Slow Motion Playback .............................................
49
Frame-by-Frame Picture ......................................... 49
Picture Adjustment During Variable Speed
Playback ................................. :............................ 49
Index Function ..........................................................
50
Index Signals ..........................................................
50
Playing Back from the Index Point - Index Scan ..... 51
Locating an Index - Index Search ........................... 52
APC (Adaptive Picture Control) ............................... 53
Using the APC Function when Recording ............... 53
Using the APC Function when Playing Back
a Tape .................................................................
53
Quick-Timer Recording ............................................
54
Quick-Timer Recording ...........................................
54
Editing .......................................................................
55
Editing from Another VCR ....................................... 55
Editing onto Another VCR ....................................... 56
Synchronized Editing onto Another VCR ................ 57
Insert Editing ...........................................................
58
Insert Editing from Another VCR ............................. 59
GeneralSetup Information .......................................60
Setting the RF UNIT ...............................................
Identifying the Parts and Controls ...........................
Front Panel .............................................................
Rear Panel ..............................................................
Display Window Indicators ......................................
Remote Commander ..............................................
Troubleshooting
.......................................................
Specifications ...........................................................
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Index
69
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Preliminaries 3
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Precautions
• Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
• If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the unit and have it
checked by qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
• When the unit is not in use, turn the power off to conserve
energy and to extend its life.
• Remove and store video cassettes after recording or
playback.
• One blade of the plug is wider than the other for the
purposes of safety and will fit into the power outlet only one
way. If you are unable to insertthe plug fully into the outlet,
contact your dealer.
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if you do n_t intend to
use it for an extended period of time. To disconnect the
cord, pull it out by the Dlu.Q,never by the cord.
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a dry, soft cloth,
or a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent
solution.
• Do not use any type of solvent, such as alcohol or
benzine.
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat
buildup.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs, blankets, etc.) or
near materials (curtains, draperies) that may block the
ventilation slots.
• Do not install the unit near heat sources such as radiators
or air ducts, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, mechanical vibration or shock.
• Do not install the unit in an inclined position. It is designed
to be operated in a horizontal position only.
• Keep the unit and cassettes away from equipment with
strong magnets, such as microwave ovens or large
loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
Preliminaries
Introduction
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This manual is divided into five chapters.
The chapters and their contents are as follows:
Preliminaries
(page 2)
Preparation
(page 6)
Basic Operations
(page 29)
Advanced Operations
(page 48)
Additional Information
(page 60)
If you are using your VCR for the first time, start from the
section "Hookups and Getting Started" (page 6). This
section explains how to hookup, set up, and operate your
VCR so that you can start enjoying it right away.
For information about the VCR's basic operations, such as
Playback (page 29), Recording TV Programs (page 34), or
Timer Recording (page 37), see Basic Operations.
If you are already familiar with the basic operations, see
Advanced Operations,
If you have any problems in operating the VCR, refer to
Troubleshooting, If your VCR is in need of repair, contact
your nearest Sony Service Center facility.
Conventions of this manual
This manual explains operations using the VCR Remote
Commander. However, the buttons on the VCR with the
same name or mark as those on the Remote Commander
function exactly the same as those on the Remote
Commander.
When you are reading through the manual, remember:
• Buttons and switches are shown in uppercase letters.
Example: Press I_ PLAY.
• Numbers in the illustrations correspond to numbers in the
text.
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• CONTROL S INPUT jack
Allows remote control of this VCR by other Sony video
equipment with a CONTROL S OUTPUT jack.
Functions
• VCR Plus+ TM system
Allows you to quickly and easily preset up to eight "IV
programs.
• Cable box control
Allows your VCR to control channel selection on most cable
boxes.
• APC (Adaptive Picture Control) function
Automatically optimizes recording and playback
performance by adjusting the video circuitry for each tape
that you use.
• Auto tracking function
Automatically adjusts the tracking condition for optimum
picture quality.
• Timer recordings of eight programs In a month
Recording of up to eight TV programs can be preset up to
one month in advance.
• DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring
Allows quick access to the desired scene and playback in
various speeds in forward and reverse directions.
• Index function
The beginning of a desired scene can be located easily
with the index search function.
• Multi-brand "IV control Remote Commander
The Remote Commander can control SONY and other
manufacturers' TV sets.
• Auto head cleaner
Cleans the video heads each time a cassette is inserted or
ejected.
On-screen display
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• Notes and cautions are enclosed in boxes.
Unpacking
Check that you have received the following accessories:
• Remote Commander (1)
• Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
• External antenna connector (1)
• 75-ohm coaxial cable with F-type connectors (1)
• AC power cord (1)
• Audio/video connecting cable (3 phono to 3 phono) (1)
• Cable Mouse (Cable Box Controller) (1)
• Flying erase head
Allows clean, concise editing with less noise.
• Input connectors on the front panel
Allows easy connection to a video camera recorder.
• Insert Editing
Allows easy superimposition of pictures and/or sound onto
a prerecorded cassette.
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• ON SCREEN HELP message
The VCR gives a message on screen with a beep tone to
warn that you have attempted an incorrect operation.
• DISPLAY
Tape counter, cassette speed, operation mode, and
remaining cassette length can be displayed on the TV
screen.
• TIMER SET/CHECK display
Timer recording settings can be set and checked by
referring to the TV screen.
• LANGUAGE (Canadian versions only)
You can preset your VCR to display screen information in
either English or French.
High-quality picture
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• High-quality picture
Your Sony VCR provides sharp, finely detailed pictures
through High Quality (HQ) picture technology. Your VCR
incorporates VHS high-quality picture technology and is
compatible with any VCR bearing the _
mark.
VCR Plus+ and PiusCode are trademarks of
Gemstar Development Corp.
Preliminaries
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Hookups
andGettingStarted
Before you can use your VCR for the first time, you need to
connect it to your TV and set it up to receive programs for
viewing and recording. This section explains how to hook up,
set up, and operate your VCR so that you can start enjoying
it right away. There are, however, many types of TVs
available and many different ways in which your TV can be
hooked up. As a result, this manual describes several ways
your VCR can be connected.
Have AudioNideo
Inputs on your TV.
To hook up your VCR so that it works best for you, first scan
through the table below. Then use the accompanying
diagrams and procedures on the following pages to complete
your VCR's connections.
Hookup 1 first, then proceed.
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Have a cable box.
Hookup 2. _Cable
Have cable, but don't have a cable box.
Hookup 3.
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Have a cable box that cannot be controlled by
the VCR's cable box control feature.
Hookup 3 or 4, (or contact your cable company.
They may be able to supply a compatible cable
Page 11 or 12
box.)
Have an antenna,not cable "IV.
Hookup 5.
After you've completed the connections, follow the
instructions for setup, including VCR Plus+ setup.
(During setup, if you need more details of the procedures
described, page numbers are provided where you can find
complete, step-by-step instructions.)
After you've completed the setup, you're ready to use your
VCR. Follow the instructions provided in 'q'o Watch the TV,"
'qo Watch the VCR," and 'qo Record A Program" for your
specific hookup.
(Again, if you need step-by-step instructions, page numbers
are provided where you can find this information.)
Before making the connections, check the following points:
• Turn off the power to the VCR and TV.
• Do not connect the AC po",er cords until all of the
connections are completeu.
• Make connectionsfirmly. Loose connectionsmay cause
picturedistortion.
• IfyourTV doesn'tmatchanyof the examplesprovided,
consultyour nearest Sonydealer or qualifiedtechnician.
Preparation
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Cable Box _'[_
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Caution
Connections between the VCR VHF/UHF OUT
connector and the antenna terminals of a TV receiver
should be made only as shown in the instructions.
Failure to do so may result in operation that violates the
regulations of the Federal Communications
Commission regarding the use and operation of RF
devices. Never connect the output of the recorder to an
antenna or make simultaneous (parallel) antenna and
recorder connections at the antenna terminals of your
receiver.
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If you intend to use the VCR for playback only, you're
finished after you've made these connections. If you want to
record off-air or off your cable TV system, please do the A/V
hookup on this page first, then proceed to the following
pages for antenna or cable hookup.
If your TV has audio/video (A/V) input jacks, you will get
better picture and sound if you hook up your VCR using
these connections. In addition, for a true "home theater"
experience, you should connect the audio outputs of your
VCR or TV to your stereo system.
If your TV doesn't have A/V inputs, see the following pages
for antenna or cable hookup.
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After you've hooked up your TV using the AN connections, use the following procedure to set up and use the VCR with your TV.
AN Setup & Operstlon
Set AUTO ANT SEL to OFF.
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SelectSET UP MENU.
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Hookupsand GettingStarted
Hookup2 - UsingVCRCable BoxControl
Recommended Use:
This hookup is recommended for most cable systems. It
allows the VCR's cable box control feature to control the
channel onthe cablebox, simplifyingthe recordingprocess.
You should use this hookup if you have a cable box,
especially if your cable company "scrambles" all, or most,
channels.
A hstof compatible cable boxes =son page 26. If, after checking
your setup, you are sure that the VCR will not control your cable
box, contact your cable company. They may be able to supply
a compatible cable box.
Background
This VCR can record most unscrambled cable channels. Some
cable systems "scramble" specific channels, usually premium,
or pay-per-view channels. In order to record these "scrambled"
channels you should use this hookup.
If your cable company cannot supply a compatible cable box,
and your cable system only "scrambles" all, or most, channels,
you must use Hookup 4.
If your cable company cannot supply a compatible cable box,
and your cable system only "scrambles" a few channels, use
Hookup 3.
This hookup simplifies recording channels from the cable box,
by usingthe VCR's cable box controlfeature tochange channels
on the cable box. The cable box control feature allows the VCR
to change channels on most cable boxes that are capable of IR
remote control.
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Position the CABLE MOUSE on the cable box as
shown below. Make sure that the front of the CABLE
MOUSE projects out in front of the cable box.
Remove the protective film from the double-sided tape
to stick the CABLE MOUSE to the cable box.
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What You Can Do
•Record any channelby selectingthe channelon the
cable box from yourVCR.
What You Can't Do
• Record with the cable box turned off.
• Record one channel while watching another channel.
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MENU
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Select
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TIMER SET/CHECK
SET UP MENU
TUNER PRESET
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To Watch the TV
1
Turn your VCR off, or press the VCR's'I'V/VTR button
until the VTR indicator in the display window goes off.
2
Switch on your cable box.
3
Tune the TV to the cable box output channel
(usually 2, 3, or 4).
4
Select the channel that you want to watch with your cable
box.
CHANNELS
CABLE E01 CONTROL
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CABLE B0X CONTROL
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Enter your CABLE BOX
Code No, using 0-9 keys
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for the Code
Then pus_ EXECUTE
To Watch the VCR
1
Tune the "IV to CH 3 or CH 4, (or to AN input if you
made AN connections.)
2
Insert a cassette and pressl_
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Use & T to select CABLE
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PLAY.
Details are on page 30.
OFF
Use < _ to select
Push EXECUTE for
time setup
P_sh MENU to quit
first
To Record A Program
1 Switch on the cable box.
2
Press VCR Plus+ on the Remote Commander.
3
4
Enter the program's Plus[ode number.
Press ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY on the Remote
Commander.
5
Insert a blank cassette.
6
Press TIMER RE[ on the Remote Commander.
7
Leave the cable box on.
SelectyourCableBoxOutput
ChannelandpressEXECUTE.
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CH3
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Detailsare on pages 21 and22.
mENU
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SET UP MENU
T_RER PRESET
SIT VCR Plus÷ CHANNEL5
CABLE BOX CONTROL
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PressMENU.
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Enter the program guide
channel,then the channel
your VCR uses.
Set to CA'IV.
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SET VCR Plus÷ CHANNELS
CABLE BOX CONTROL
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TUNER PRESET
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CABLE BOX CONTROL
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MENU
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SET UP MENU
TUNER PRESET
SET _CR Plus_
CHANNELS
CABLE BOX CONTROL
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to CATV.
Press MENU.
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CHANNELS.
Press MENU.
Detailsare on page 60.
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If the channels in the program guide are different
from the channels that you actually use on your
TV, set the channels that are different as follows:
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Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your
program guide. For details, see page 44.
Details are on page 46.
_XECUTE
Details are on page 25.
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Hookupsand GettingStarted
Hookup3- NoCableBoxorIncompatible
CableBox,Few"Scrambled" Channels
Recommended Use:
Use this hookup if you do not have a cable box.
Also use this hookup if your cable company cannot supply
a cable box that is compatible with the VCR's cable box
control feature, and your cable system only "scrambles" a
few channels.
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Preparation
Background
This VCR can record most unscrambled cable channels.
Some cable systems "scramble" specific channels, usually
premium or pay-per-view channels. You will not be able to
record "scrambled" channels with this hookup. In order to
record "scrambled" channels you should use Hookup 2.
The "Cable Mouse" is not used in this hookup.
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Set the RF UNIT on the VCR's rear panel to CH 3 or
CH4.
If you made AN connections, skip this step.
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2
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your program
guide. Fordetails,see page 44.
If the channels in the program guide are different
from the channels that you actually use on your
TV, set the channels that are different as follows:
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setting) using the on-screen MENU.
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Enter the program guide channel,
then the channel Your VCR uses.
Set NORMAL/CATV to CATV.
Press MENU.
Program listing guide channel
SelectTUNER PRESET.
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Your actual cable channel
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To Watch TV
Set to 'CAW.
1
Turn your VCR off, or press the VCR's TVNTR button
until the V'I-R indicator in the display window goes off.
2
Select the channel with your cable box (if you have one),
or directly tune with your TV (if you don't).
To Watch the VCR
Detailsare on pages 21 and 22.
4
Preprogram the channels Into the VCR.
Press MENU.
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SelectTUNER PRESET.
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• Turn on the cable box.
• Select CH 3 or CH 4 on the cable box (whichever
you set on the back of the VCR).
• Select the output channel of the cable box
(usually 2, 3 or 4) on your TV.
lb If you made the AN connections on page 7:
Set your TV to the A/V input.
2
Insert a cassette and press I_ PLAY.
Details are on page 30.
CLOC:KSET
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SelectAUTO PRESET,
then press EXECUTE.
To Record A Program
1 Press VCR Plus+ on the Remote Commander.
2
3
Enter the program's PlusCode number.
Press ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY on the Remote
Commander.
4
Insert a blank cassette.
,5
Press
TtMF_R
RF_C on the
Remote
Commander.
Details are on page 46.
Details are on pages 21 and 22.
Preparation
1 1
HookupsandGettingStarted
Hookup4 - Incompatible
CableBox,Many"Scrambled" Channels
Recommended Use:
Use this hookup if your cable company cannot supply a
cable box that is compatible with the VCR's cable box
control feature, and your cable system "scrambles" all,
or most. channels.
Background
This VCR can record most unscrambled cable channels.
Some cable systems "scramble" specific channels, usually
premium, or pay-per-view channels.
If your cable company cannot supply a cable box that is
compatible with the VCR's cable box control, and it is
necessary to use a cable box because all, or most, channels
are "scrambled", you must use this hookup.
necessary, to set the cable box channel manually for each
recording.
If your cable company cannot supply a compatible cable box,
and your cable system only "scrambles" a few channels, use
Hookup 3.
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Preparation
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o
Set the RF UNIT on the VCR's rear panel to CH 3 or
CH 4.
If you made A/V connections, skip this step.
1
2
e-
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing In your program
guide. For details, see page 44.
For all channels that you want to record, set each
channel to the channel that your cable box uses for
Its output (usually 2, 3, or 4), as follows:
SelectSET VCR Plus+
CHANNELS.
Press MENU.
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2
Switch on your cable box.
3
Preprogrsm the channels Into the VCR.
PressMENU.
!,
Enterthe program guide
channel,thenthe cablebox
outputchannel.
SelectTUNER PRESET.
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SelectAUTO PRESET,
then pressEXECUTE.
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To Watch the TV
1
Turn your VCR off, or press the VCR's TVNTR button
until the VTR indicator in the display window goes off.
2
Switch on your cable box.
3
Tune the TV to the cable box output channel
(usually 2, 3, or 4).
4
Select the channel that you want to watch with your cable
box.
Detailsare on pages 21 and 22.
To Watch the VCR
1
Tune the TV to CH 3 or CH 4, (or to AN input If you
made AN connections.)
2
Insert a cassette and press I_ PLAY.
Details are on page 30.
To Record A Program
1 Switch on the cable box.
....
2
Select the channel you wish to' record on the cable box.
3
Press VCR Plus+ on the Remote Commander.
4
Enter'the program's PlusCode number.
5
Press ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY on the Remote
Commander.
6
Insert a blank cassette.
7
Press TIMER REC on the Remote Commander.
8
Leave the cable box on.
Details are on page 46.
Preparation
13
HookupsandGettingStarted
Hookup5
Make the following connections if you're using an antenna (not cable TV).
4
Preparation
-ro
1
2
Set NORMAL/CAW
€_
If the channels In the progm'amguide are different from
the channels that you actually use on your TV, set the
channels that are different as follows:
_electSET VCR Plus+
3HANNELS.
Press MENU.
2
€
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing In your program
guide. For details, see page 44,
Set the RF UNIT on the VCR's rear panel to
CH 3 or CH 4.
If you made AN connections, skip this step.
to NORM.
PressMENU.
,E,u
SelectTUNER PRESET.
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Set the appropriate guide
channels and TV channels
for your area.
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Programlistinggums
Set to NORM.
PRESET
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Detailsare on page 45.
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To Watch the TV
Detailsare on pages 21 and22.
3
1
Turn your VCR off, or press the VCR's TVNTR button
until the VTR indicator in the display window goes off.
2
Tune the TV normally.
Preprogram the channels Into the VCR.
To Watch the VCR
Select TUNER PRESET.
Select AUTO PRESET,
thenpress EXECUTE.
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OFF
Tune the TV to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever you set on the
back of the VCR. (If you made the AN connections on
page 7, set your TV to the AN input instead.)
2
Insert a cassette and press I_ PLAY. If there's no
picture on your TV, press the VCR's TVNTR button until
the VTR indicator comes on in the VCR's display
window.
Details are on page 30.
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1
To Record A Program
1
Press VCR Plus+ on the Remote Commander.
2
Enter the program's PlusCode number.
3
Press ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY on the Remote
Gommander.
1
LL
J
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Detakls are on pages 21 and 22.
4
5
insert,
a b\ank
casette-
Press TIMER REC on the Remote Commander.
Details are on page 46.
Preparation
1 5
u_
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Preparing
theRemoteCommander
Set the []_/_
re mote control selector at the top of the
Remote Commander to "VTR."
If you are using a Sony TV
You can usethe RemoteCommander ofthis VCR to operate
the TV. Whendoingthis,slidethe IT_/IVT-R7remotecontrol
selectorto "IV." Buttonson the RemoteCommanderwith a
dot (,) on or besidethemcan be usedto operateyourTV. To
operatethe VCR, returnthe IT--_/[VT-R-]
remotecontrol
selectorto "VTR."
When you operate the VCR using the Remote Commander,
point it at the remote sensor located on the VCR. For the
location of the remote sensor, see "Identifying the Parts and
Controls" on page 62.
When using the Remote Commander to change channels on
a cable box, with the VCR's Cable box control feature turned
on, point the Remote Commander at the VCR, not the cable
box. For best results, separate the VCR and cable box.
Notes on the handling of batteries
• With normal use, the batteries should last for
approximatelysix months.
• Ifyou do not usethe RemoteCommander for an
extendedperiodof time, removethe batteries to
avoidpossibledamagefrom battery leakage.
• Do not usea new batterytogetherwithan old one.
• Do not usedifferent typesof batteries.
6
Preparation
"o
The following steps show you how to use your Remote
Commander to set the appropriate manufacturers' code
number for a non-Sony TV.
NOTES:
• The TVNTR button may not function, depending on
the manufacturer. If this problem occurs, use your
TV's remote control unit.
•
ff more than one code number Is listed, try entering
them one at a time until you find the one that works
with your TV.
•
If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
•
If you release the EXECUTE button before pressing
the ENTER button, the setting will be cancelled.
•
Some manufacturers may use a different remote
control system from the one programmed to work with
your VCR. If this is the case, and you are unable to
operate the TV with your Remote Commander, use
the TV's remote control unit instead.
•
When you replace the batteries in the Remote
Commander, the code number automatically resets to
1 (SONY). Reset the appropriate code number, if
necessary.
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Preparingthe RemoteCommander
Your Remote Commander is preprogrammed for use with a number of different TV sets. If your TV is listed in the table below, set
the appropriate manufacturer's code prior to using the Remote Commander.
SONY
1
Philco
3,4
Akai
4
Philips
8
AOC
4
Pioneer
15
Centurion
12
Portland
3
Coronado
3
Quasar
6
Curtis-Mathes
12
Radio Shack
5
Daytron
12
RCA
4,10
Fisher
11
Sampo
12
General Electric
6,10
Sanyo
11
Hitachi
2,3
Scott
12
J.C.Penney
4,12
Sears
7,10,11
JVC
9
Sylvania
8,12
KMC
3
Teknika
3,8
Magnavox
3, 8,12
Toshiba
7
Marantz
4, 13
Wards
3,4,12
MGA/Mitsubishi
4, 12,13
Yorx
12
NEC
4, 12
Zenith
14
Panasonic
6
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Preparation
SettingtheTimeandDate
You can set the VCR time and date on the TV screen using
the Remote Commander.
3
Press EXECUTE.
"1/1 1993 FR112:00 AM" is
displayed. The leftmost 1, in
the "month" position,
flashes.
CLOCK
SET
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4 Press • or • until 7
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appears in the month
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position.
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Press MENU.
The main MENU appears.
5
MENU
mTIMER
SETICHECK
number in the "day"
position flash.
SETUP MENU
TUNER
PRESET
S_TVCR
2
Press ,= or • to move the
cursor (•) to CLOCK SET.
CABLE
BOX
CLOCK
SET
Press • to make the next
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CONTROL
6
Press • or • until "4"
appears in the day
position.
TUNER PRESET
SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS
The day of the week is set
CABLE BOX CONTROL
_CLOCK
SET
..............................
automatically.
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Preparation
19
SettingtheTime and Date
7
Press • to make the "year"
position flash and press •
to change the year.
10
Press • to make the
"minutes" position
flash.
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i,
8
Press • to make the "time"
position flash.
11
(;LOCK SET
Press • or • untll "32"
appears In the mlnutes
posltlon.
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9
Press • or v until "3:00
PM" appears.
12
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Press EXECUTE at the same time that you
hear the time signal.
Pressing EXECUTE will set the clock
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to 3:32 pm O0 seconds.
NOTES:
•
Do not set the time and date during timer-activated recording, timer recording standby or quick-timer recording.
•
When the time and date clock is displayed, the clock keeps running as long as no changes are made. The seconds are
not reset to O0 when you return to the original screen.
0
Preparation
PresettingtheActiveChannels
Before presetting channels, check the following points:
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
This VCR is capable of receiving VHF channels 2 to 13, UHF
channels 14 to 69 and CATV channels 1 to 125 These
channels can be preset using the Remote Commander and
the TUNER PRESET display First, we recommend that you
preset the active channels in your area using the automatic
preset mode Then, if there are any unwanted channels,
disable them manually If you have already decided which
channels you wish to preset on the VCR, set them directly
using the channel number buttons
•
If you have connected the TV and the VCR using the
VHF/UHF OUT on the VCR only, make sure that the TV is
set to'the correct channel (CH 3 or CH 4) for the VCR.
•
Press TV/VTR to display the VTR indicator in the display
window on the VCR
•
E_
Press INPUT SELECT so that the channel number
appears in the display window on the VCR.
•
It is not necessary to use the TUNER PRESET function if
the CABLE BOX CONTROL is set to "ON" If you want to
use the TUNER PRESET function, make sure the CABLE
BOX CONTROL is set to "OFF"
2
Press • or • to move the
cursor (1_)to TUNER
PRESET.
"lo
f_
MENU
TIMER
SET UP MENU
_.TUNER PRESET
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isdisplayed.
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BOX
CONTROL.
menu
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WhANUAL SET IAOO:
AFT
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:
:
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OFF
),
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1
4
Press MENU.
The main MENU appears
SET UP MENU
TUNER
....
PRESET
sE_vcRPius÷
_ABLE BOX CONTROL
CLOCK
SET
Press • or • to move the
cursor to NORMAL/CAW.
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CATV
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Preparation
21
Presetting theActiveChannels
5
Press • or • to select
NORM or CATM.
NORM presets the VHF and
UHF channels; CATV presets
your cable TV channels. The
lowest channel number, 2 for
NORM and 1 for CATV, will
appear on the screen.
6
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""ESET
7
....
Receivable channels are preset in numerical
sequence. When no more channels can be found, the
presetting stops and the picture of the lowest
numbered channel is displayed on the tape counter.
The message "Please wait" is flashing while presetting
on the TV screen.
)AUTo _RESET
MANUAL
SET OhOO
Press • or • to move the
cursor to AUTO PRESET.
Press EXECUTE
NOTE:
The VCR automatically exits from the TUNER PRESET
menu if you don't proceed for more than one minute.
J,i
After automatic presetting, you can disable and/or add channels.
1
2
Follow steps I to 3 In "Presetting All Receivable
Channels Automatically" on page 21.
To disable channels, press CH +/- to select the
channel.
To add channels, press channel number buttons (0 to
9) and ENTER key to select the channel.
3
To disable channels, press • or • to select ERASE.
To add channels, press • or • to select ADD.
4
Press EXECUTE.
When you press CH +/-, the disabled channels are
removed and the added channels are displayed.
2
Preparation
Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) setting on the menu is
set to "ON," and the AFT function fine-tunes the picture. If
the picture of a channel is not acceptable, fine-tune it
manually.
1
Display the TUNER PRESET menu referring to
steps I to 3 in "Presetting All Receivable Channels
Automatically" (page 21).
Cable TV systems use letters or numerals to designate the
channels. To tune-in a CATV channel, refer to the chart
below which shows the CATV channel, numbers on this VCR
and the corresponding CATV channel. Note that the channel
number assignment shown in the chart may not correspond
to the channel number used by your local cable company,
Check with your local cable TV company for more
information on the available channels.
Press • or • to move
the cursor to FINE
TUNING.
The fine tuning indicator
is displayed.
MANUAL
SETeAOD _SE
AFT
eON
OFF
1
2
...
13
14
15
16
17
18
Corresponding
CATV channel
A-8
2
...
13
A
B
C
D
E
1920
F G
21
H
22 23
I
J
24 25
K L
26
M
27
N
28
O
29
P
30 31
Q R
33 34
T U
35
V
36 37 ... 94 95 96 97 98 99
W W+I ... W+58A-5 A-4 A-3 A-2 A-1
100
W+59
...
...
32
S
125 ]
W+84
]
This VCR is designed to correspond to the standard cable
system. However, the cable TV services may vary from area
to area. Your local cable TV company may adopt either the
HRC 1) or IRC 2) cable system. This VCR is capable of
receiving either of these cable systems in the best condition.
3
Press • or • to get a
clearer picture.
The AFT ON/OFF
automatically switches to
"OFF."
1) HRC (Harmonic Related Carriers)
All channels except for 5 and 6 are 1250 kHz lower than
the standard cable system. Channels 5 and 6 are 750
kHz higher than the standard cable system.
AUTO PRESET
SET
2) IRC (Incremental Related Carriers)
All channels except for 5 and 6 are the same as the
standard cable system. Channels 5 and 6 are 2000 kHz
higher than the standard cable system.
4
Press • to move the
cursor to AFT and
select "ON" if you
cannot get a better
picture. Then, press
EXECUTE.
FINE TUNING indicator for receiving HRC or IRC cable
systems
AUTO
PRESET
MANUALSET OADD
_-AFT
FINE
eOH
ERASE
OFt
?UNING
Even when the signals are received in optimal condition, the
FINE TUNING indicator will not stay at the center position for
channels higher or lower that the standard cable system due
to the difference in the frequency.
NOTE:
Many cable TV systems use scrambled or encoded
The FINE TUNING indicator
The FINE TUNING indicator shows the operable fine-tuning
range and stops at the optimal point of reception. When a
broadcast is received in an optimal condition, the indicator
may not be at the center position.
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Numberonthis VCR
2
--,
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signals for certain channels, usually premium or pay-perview channels.
A cable box is necessary to receive scrambled channels.
Preparation
23
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BoxCon,ro.
F0.0,,on
Your VCR includes a Cable Box Control feature which allows
the VCR to control channel selection on most cable boxes.
The use of compatible cable box brand is shown on the
following page.
The CABLE BOX CONTROL must be set to "ON," and the
code number and the output channel must be set to match
your cable box before you can use it. Detail for connecting
your cable box to the VCR to control the cable box with the
Remote Commander, make connections using Hookup 2 on
page 8.
When CABLE BOX CONTROL is set to "ON," the VCR will
control the cable box channel for timer recording. In addition,
you can use the VCR's Remote Commander to change
channels on the cable box whenever the cable box and the
VCR are turned on.
4
Preparation
Note on setting the cable box and Cable Mouse
Make sure that the Cable Mouse is positioned near to and
above the sensor on the cable box so that the signal from
the Cable Mouse is received correctly.
The cable box should not be too close to the VCR.
To use the cable box control function, enter the cable box code number and select the cable box output channel as explained below.
2
Press A or • to move the
cursor (_) to CABLE BOX
CONTROL, then press
EXECUTE.
SETvc_
_I'CkBLE
3
Press • or • to select "ON,"
then press EXECUTE.
4
Enter the cable box code
number under CABLE BOX
Code No. as listed in the
chart on page 26, then
press EXECUTE.
BOX
CONTROL
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ii
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iii:!iiii
Code NO_#_!n_o'9 _.ey_:
Refer to t_e O_eratlng
Manual for the Code
Then
Press MENU.
The main MENU appears.
5
S_TUP_ENU ....
TUNER
i SkBLE
PRESET
80X
CLOCK SET
i
push
EXECUTE
Select the cable box output
channel under CABLE BOX
OUTPUT CH, then press
EXECUTE.
CONTROL
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Preparation
25
.R"
Activatingthe Cable BoxControlFunction
Cable box code number chart
In step 4 on page 25, enter the code number of your cable
box as listed in the chad below.
Using the information provided below, check to make sure
that you have made the correct Cable Box Control setting.
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14, 15
I
Note
Make sure to do the following when using a cable b(_x.
° Tap the buttons lightly. Do not hold the buttons down.
•
I
Jerrold/
General Instrument
1,2, 3, 4
1
Oak
17, 18
Panasonic
12, 13
2
Press CH +/- on theRemote
Commander.
Does the channel indicator on the cable box change?
Press all 10 channel number buttons on the Remote
Commander (0 to 9). Does the channel indicator on the
cable box change?
Philips
22
If the answer to both 1 and 2 is '_yes',"you have made the
correct setting.
Pioneer
8, 9
Regal
14,15
If you cannot get your VCR to control the cable box
Try the setup again making sure to use the correct code
number.
Regency
20
Scientific Atlanta
5, 6
Tocom
10, 11
Zenith
7
The VCR contains 42 cable box codes (1-42). If your cable
box is not listed in the chart, it may be possible to control it
using one of the other (1-42) codes. You may want to try
other codes before calling your cable company to see if they
can supply a cable box that is in the chart.
If your cable box is listed in the chart, but does not respond,
first check the placement of the Cable Mouse (see page 24),
and try placing the cable box and VCR away from each other
(do not place the cable box directly on top of the VCR). If the
cable box still does r, ' respond, you can try other codes.
6
Position the cable box away from the VCR. Do not point
the Remote Commander at the cable box. Point it at the
VCR.
Preparation
If, after checking your set'up,you are sure that the VCR will
not control your cable box, contact your cable company.
They may be able to supply a compatible cable box.
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Usingthe SETUPMENU
Before using your VCR, make your preferred audio and video display choices from the SET UP MENU.
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Press EXECUTE.
The SET UP MENU
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appears.
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AUDIO
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NORMAL AUozOeM_N SAP
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5
Press • or • to move the
cursor to the desired menu
choice.
(For Menu Choices, see
the next page.)
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Press 4 or • to move the dot (.) to the desired
setting.
Press MENU.
The main MENU appears.
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MENU
SET UP MENU
TUNER PRESET
;
Press EXECUTE to return to the original screen.
The settings are stored. The displayed page is stored
unless the power plug is disconnected.
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Press • or • to move the
cursor (•) to SET UP
MENU.
CONTROL
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TIMER SET/CNEC_K
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PRESET
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Usingthe SETUP MENU
L-I
LANGUAGE (Canadian versions only)
AUTO STEREO
You Can preset your VCR to display screen information in
either English or French.
Ifa stereoprogram'sreceptionis poor;set to "OFF."The
programis recordedin monauralbutsoundqualitymay
improve.For details,see page 36.
AUTO ANT SEL (Automatic Antenna Selector)
•
If your "IV is connected only to VHF/UHF OUT on the
VCR, set AUTO SET SEL to "ON."
When playing back a cassette, the picture is automatically
displayed on the screen simply by selecting the channel for
the VCR on the TV. To watch TV programs selected on the
TV, press TVNTR to turn off the V'FR indicator in the display
window.
•
If your TV is connected to both VHF/UHF OUT and LINE
OUT on the VCR, set to "OFF."
When playing back a cassette, select the input for the VCR
on the TV.
To watch TV programs selected on the TV, select the tuner
input.
DIMMER
Select"ON" to make the displaywindowdimmeraridselect
"OFF"to make thedisplaywindowbrighter.
AUDIO MIX
To listen to sound recorded on both the hi-fi video track and
the normal audio track of the audio tape, set to "ON." For
details, see page 33.
NORMAL AUDIO
When there is a SAP (Second Audio Program) broadcast,
select SAP to record the SAP sound on the normal audio
track. For details, see page 36.
NOTE:
The VCR automatically exits from the main MENU and
SET UP MENU if you don' t proceed for more than one
minute.
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8
Preparation
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Playback
This section shows you how to play back a video cassette.
1
Insert a video cassette as shown below.
Protecting your cassette against accidental erasure
==
Cassettes have a safety tab to protect against accidental
recording. Break off the safety tab with a screwdriver or other
tool. If the safety tab is removed, the cassette will be ejected
when you try to record on it.
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2
Gently press the center of the front side of the
cassette until the mechanism draws it into the
compartment.
When the cassette has been loaded, the cassette
indicator (_)
lights in the display window and the VCR
turns on automatically.
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To recordon a cassettewith the safetytab broken off, simply
coverthe tab holewith adhesivetape.
NOTE:
If you insert a cassette without a safety tab, playback
starts automatically (auto playback function).
Ejecting the cassette
Press _AEJECT on the VCR. You can eject the cassette
when the power is off. When you press _&EJECT, the power
is turned on. After ejecting the cassette, the power
automatically shuts off.
Maximum
recording time of a cassette
Recording in either the SP or EP mode is possible with this
VCR. When recording, select the desired recording mode
(SP or EP) using TAPE SPEED on the Remote Commander.
During playback, the VCR automatically detects the
recording format, and then plays back the cassette in the
appropriate mode. A cassette recorded in the EP mode runs
three times as slowly as a cassette recorded in the SP
mode. Refer to the chart below for the recording/playback
times available.
T-180
3 hrs.
9 hrs.
T-160
2 hrs. 40 min.
8 hrs.
T-120
2 hrs.
6 hrs.
T-60
1 hr.
3 hrs.
T-30
30 min.
1 hr. 30 min.
Cassettes recorded in LP mode
Playback of cassettes recorded in LP mode is also possible
with this VCR. However, playback in modes other than
normal forward speed is not guaranteed. This VCR is not
designed to record in the LP mode.
Basic Operations
29
Playback
1
Insert a cassette.
2
Turn on the TV.
3
If your TV is connected to both VHF/UHF OUT and
LINE OUT on the VCR, select the input for the VCR.
If your TV is connected only to the VHF/UHF OUT
on the VCR, select the channel for the VCR
4
(CH3orCH4).
Press
I_ PLAY.
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Press • STOP.
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To stop playback for a moment
Press II PAUSE.
PressII PAUSE againor I_ PLAYto resumeplayback.
To fast-forward the cassette at high speed during stop
mode
Turnthe DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ringto the right(I=H_).
To rewind the cassette during stop mode
Turnthe DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ringto the left(<1<1).
To rewind the cassette at high speed
Press<1<!<1HI-SPEED REWIND.
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To rewind the cassette to its beginning and to play back
automatically (auto playback function)
Press I_ PLAY while depressing _
HI-SPEED REWIND
or by using the DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring,
You cannot use the Remote Commander for the auto
playback function.
To reduce streaks and/or snow and obtain a clearer
pictu re
Switch the PICTURE switch to NOISE REDUCTION when
playing back rental or poor quality tapes.
When the cassette reaches its end
The cassette automatically rewinds to the beginning
(auto rewind), and power remains on.
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To delete or call up the Display on the TV screen, press
DISPLAY on the Remote Commander.
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Before recording or playback, press COUNTER RESET on
the Remote Commander to reset the counter to zero. By
noting the setting, you can find that point later by referring to
the counter. Use the label on the cassette to list the
programs and their counter readings.
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To turn off the Display, press DISPLAY.
NOTES:
• The remaining tape length displayed is approximate.
Therefore, use it only as an approximate reference.
•
When you insert a cassette with a short tape length
such as T-20, T-30 or a non-standard commercially
available cassette, this indicator may not function
correctly.
•
The on-screen Display cannot be displayed on the
_creen during still mode, or slow motion playback.
•
Audio output, tape operation mode, and tape speed
are displayed when you make changes to them.
They are displayed even when the Display is tumed off.
NOTES ON COUNTER READING:
• Aftera cassette isejected,the counterreading is
retained.When a cassetteis reinserted the counter
returnsto "OH00M00S."
• The counterwillnot advanceon portionsofthe tape
on whichno recordinghas been made.
Basic Operations
31
Playback
Automatic tracking adjustment
When playing back a cassette recorded on another VCR, the
tracking condition is automatically adjusted. You can also
adjust the tracking condition and the sharpness manually
according to the following instructions.
The tracking condition is automatically adjusted on this VCR.
The AUTO TRACKING indicator flashes while the VCR is
searching for the optimal tracking condition and lights when
optimum playback picture is obtained. The automatic
tracking control is activated in the following conditions:
• When the cassette is inserted for the first time
• When the recording mode on the playback cassette is
switched from SP to EP and back again
• When the picture is distorted by scratches on the cassette
• When the AUTO TRACKING indicator is turned on by
pressing TRACKING AUTO/MANUAL after the picture is
adjusted manually
NOTES:
• Auto tracking adjustment is not possible for cassettes
recorded in LP mode.
•
Auto tracking adjustment may be impossible and the
tracking indicator may not appear on the TV screen
when the recording condition of the cassette is poor.
•
During auto tracking adjustment, streaks or noise
may occur.
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You can play back cassettes on which stereo sound or
bilingual programs are recorded.
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the desired sound mode.
Each press of the button changes the display on the TV screen.
Manual tracking adjustment
NOTE:
When the playback picture has streaks and/or snow during
normal playback, adjust the picture manually with
TRACKING NORMAL/SLOW and STILL ADJUST •/A.
Press either • or • for the best possible picture. The tracking
meter will appear on the TV screen and the AUTO
TRACKING indicator will turn off.
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When you play back a cassette recorded in monaural,
the sound is heard in monaural regardless of the setting
of the AUDIO MONITOR.
Sound Mode
Lights up
STEREO
Stereo
Left and right
channels
Lights up
LcH
Left channel
Left channel
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indication
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Sound on normal
audio track (SAP)
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You can hear sound recorded on the hi-fi video track and the norlr_al audio track simultaneously. This allows you to listen to an
audio-inserted cassette.
3
Press EXECUTE.
The SET UP MENU
appears.
S_TUPMENU
AUTO STEREO
OiMMER
eON
CON
OFF
OFF
NORMAL AUOiSeHAiN
4
Press A or w to move the
cursor to AUDIO MIX.
SAP
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SAP
Press 4 or • to move the
dot (.) to "ON."
NORMAL AUOiOOMAIN
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Press MENU.
The main MENU appears.
I_TIHER SET/CHECK
SET UP H_NU ....
TUNER PRESET
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Press EXECUTE to return to the original screen.
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2
Press • or • to move the
cursor (>) to SET UP MENU.
NOTES:
• When you set AUDIO MIX to "ON," the AUDIO MONITOR button does not function.
•
Reset to "OFF" after listening to the sound in audio mix mode.
Basic Operations
33
Recording
TVPrograms
Before you begin, check the following points:
• Make sure that the connections have been made correctly
(see pages 6 to 15).
CAUTION:
Television programs, films, video cassettes and other
materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording
of such material may be contrary to the provisions of the
copyright laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require authorization for the
cable television transmission and/or program owner.
• Check the input mode indicator in the display window of
the VCR.
1
2
Insert a cassette.
The VCR turns on automatically (auto power on).
Turn on the TV.
If you are using a cable box, turn it on.
3
4
5
6
If your TV Is connected to both VHF/UHF OUT and
LINE OUT on the VCR, select the VCR input on the TV.
If your TV is connected only to VHF/UHF OUT, set the
TV to the correct channel (CH 3 or CH 4), then press
TVNTR so that the VTR indicator lights up.
Skip this step if your VCR is connected to both
the VHF/UHF OUT and LINE OUT.
Select the channel to be recorded with CHANNEL +/or the channel number buttons and press ENTER.
Select SP or EP with TAPE SPEED (SP/EP).
To select the best recording tape speed, see "Maximum
Recording Time of a Cassette" on page 29.
7
Press the two _ REC buttons on the Remote
Commander at the same time, or the • REC button
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The REC indicator lights up on the VCR.
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To stop recording
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Press • STOP.
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To pause the cassette
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press II PAUSE.
When the recording pause mode lasts for approximately
5 minutes, the VCR enters the stop mode.
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its end
The cassette rewinds to the beginning and the power
remains on.
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Basic Operations
Technique 1
You can stop recording an unwanted scene and resume
recording smoothly.
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1
Press II PAUSE when an unwanted scene appears.
Recording will stop and the VCR enters the recording
pause mode.
2
Press II PAUSE at the desired point to release the
pause mode.
Recording resumes from the point set in step 1.
Technique 2
When an unwanted scene has already started recording, you
can return the cassette to the desired point, have the VCR
standby in the recording pause mode, and resume recording
at the desired scene.
1
Press II PAUSE to set the VCR to the recording pause
mode.
2
Turn the DUAL MODE SHUI"rLE ring on the VCR to
the left to search for the point from which you wish to
continue recording.
3
Release the DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring on the VCR
at the desired point.
After an instant in still mode, the VCR automatically
enters the recording pause mode.
4
Pressll PAUSE.
Recording resumes.
Basic Operations
35
Recording
]3/Programs
Turn off the power of the 1V or color monitor.
There will be no interference with the recording.
When using a cable box, make sure to leave the power for it
set to on.
1
Press TVNTR so that the VTR Indicator
2
Select the channel you want to watch on the TV.
To record a stereo broadcast:
light goes off.
Lights up
Channel selected by the VCR or the
playback picture of the VCR
No indication
Channel selected by the "IV
SET UP MENU
When a stereo broadcast program is received, the STEREO
indicator lights up. The stereo program is automatically
recorded in stereo. If a stereo program's reception is poor,
set AUTO STEREO to "OFF" in the SET UP MENU. (See
page 28.) The sound is heard in monaural but the noise is
reduced.
AUTOkNT:SEL:_0_
OFF
_AUTO STEREO
ON
DIMMER
DON
AUDIO MIX
ON
NORMAL AUDIOOMAIN
DOFF
OF_
$OFF
SAP
DIMMER
AUDIO MIX
_NORMAL
AUDIO
OFF
@OFF
@SAP
To record SAP (Second Audio Program) broadcast:
Normally, set NORMAL AUDIO to "MAIN" in the SET UP
MENU. The main sound is recorded on the normal track.
To record the SAP sound on the normal audio track, set
NORMAL AUDIO to "SAP" in the SET UP MENU.
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To monitor the SAP sound during recording, press AUDIO
MONITOR to light the SAP indicator in the display window.
AUTO
STEREO
@ON
ON
MAIN
@ON
OFF
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NOTES:
•
When not recording an SAP broadcast, select "MAIN." If you select "SAP," no sound is recorded on the normal audio track.
•
When the TV is connected only to the VHF/UHF OUT on the VCR, you cannot hear the program in stereo.
•
In order to hear stereo playback, it is necessary to connect the L/R audio out connections of the VCR to a stereo monitor
TV, or stereo audio system.
6
Basic Operations
TimerRecording
The timer recording function lets you preset your VCR to
record up to eight programs within a one-month period.
You'll do this procedure from the TIMER SET/CHECK
display on .your TV.
As a First Step
Before setting the timer, make sure that:
• The time and date clock is set correctly.
(See "Setting the Time and Date" on page 19.)
3.
• The cassette is long enough to record all the programs.
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• The cassette has a safety tab in place. If you insert a
cassette with no safety tab and press TIMER REC
(ON/OFF), the cassette automatically ejects from the
VCR.
If:
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• The VCR and TV are both turned on.
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When you use a cable box, use Hookup 2 and set the
CABLE BOX CONTROL (See "Setting the Cable Box
Control" on page 25). Turn the cable box on.
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3.
EXAMPLE: Here's how to record a program broadcast on channel 26 from 9:00 pm to 10:55 pm on Saturday, July 10 in EP mode:
Press MENU.
MENU
UPMENU
The main MENU appears.
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CABLE BOX CONTROL
2
Press • or v to move the
cursor (1_)to TIMER SET/
CHECK.
3
HENU
SETuPMENU:
TUNER
PRESET
SET VCR Plus+ CR_NfiELS
CABLE BOX CONTROL
Press EXECUTE.
The TIMER SET/CHECK
display appears on the screen.
A short beep alerts you if the
clock is not set properly. To
reset the clock, refer to
"Setting the Time and Date"
(page 19).
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START STOP _H
Basic Operations
37
Timer Recording
4
Press _.
Make sure that today's date is
flashing. If it isn't, reset the
clock to the correct time. See
_7/
6
recording speed position,
then • or • or TAPE
4SJ_N -'"'_
TIMER
7!
SET/CHECK
OkTE
4SUM
S_X_T S_OP c_ .
2i_OSAY
9_OOPM iO:SSPM 2G-_
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To change or correct a
setting before entering it,
press 4 to return to the item
you wish to change.
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Press • to set the month and
date to "7/10 SAT."
The day of the week is
automatically set.
Press • to flash the hours
Press • to flash the
SPEED until "EP" appears.
"Setting the Time and Date"
(page 19).
5
10
TIMER SET(_H{CK
,_,_I_..
START STOPCH
Press • to store the
setting,
TIMER
SET/CHECK
S_ART
7/4SUN
STOP
CH
When allofthesettings
stop
flashing and display a "•" in
the leftmost column, you've
completed the setting.
To preset another program,
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move the cursor to the next line and repeat steps 4 to 11.
12
TiMEP.S'E'I'TCH
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position under "START,"
then • or • until "9".-- PM"
_T,ART_
STOP
CH
Press EXECUTE.
The message "Please pust_"rIMER REC to set timer"
appears on the TV screen.
appears.
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Press • to flash the minutes
position under "START,"
then • or • until "00"
appears.
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Press TIMER REC (ON/OFF).
The VCR enters the timer recording standby mode and
the TIMER REC (recording) indicator lights up.
When using a cable box, make sure to leave it on.
To stop timer recording:
_J
To stop timer recording while a program is being
recorded, press TIMER REC (ON/OFF).
8
Press •.
The cursor blinks in the time
field under "STOP." Set the
time to finish recording,
referring to steps 6 and 7.
9
8
Press • to flash the "CH"
field, then press • or • until
"26" appears.
Only the channels set in the
VCR will appear. You can
also use the CHANNEL +/- or
channel number buttons.
When using a cable box, the
cable box channels
appear under the CH section.
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NOTES:
• To change or correct the setting before completing it,
press < to return to the item you wish to change.
•
To record video sources from LINE IN 1 or 2 jacks,
press INPUT SELECT in step 4 to 11 to move the
screen cursor to LINE 1 or 2 in the "CH" position. This
cursor returns to channel number on the third press.
•
When CABLE BOX CONTROL is set to "ON," timer
recording cannot be done through LINE IN.
•
If you don't proceed for more than one minute, the
VCR automatically exits from the TIMER SET/CHECK
menu.
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STOP
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Daily/Weekly Recording
You can preset your VCR for daily or weekly recording. Daily
recording records the same program every day of the week,
while weekly recording records the same program on the
same day every week. Follow steps 1 to 4 in "Setting the
Timer" (pages 37 and 38).
Each time you press w, the indicator under the "DATE"
column changes to one of these choices:
SUN--SAT
!
(Every day of the week)
MON--SAT
l
(Every day except Sunday)
MON--FRI
=
(Every day except Saturday and Sunday)
The Timer Recording Standby Mode
When you return the VCR to the timer recording standby
mode, you can record any previously preset programs. The
VCR turns on automatically to record the first preset
program. When it finishes recording, the power automatically
shuts off.
To stop timer recording, press TIMER REC (ON/OFF).
Buttons Operable During Timer Recording
TO stop timer recording (See "Changing or
;=_z!;i_!_;
Cancelling the Timer Settings," page 42.)
(O_FF)
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"Checking the Timer Settings," page 41.)
NOTE:
If a power interruption occurs during timer recording,
recording will stop and your VCR will turn off. If power is
restored within three hours, and it's before the recording
end time, recording will start again from that point. If the
interruption lasts for more than three hours, any
presettings will be erased and you'll need to reset the
time and date for your programs. Note that the tape
counter will return to "0H00M00S."
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39
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If you preset two programs to rocord at the same time...
The program listed first on the TIMER SET/CHECK display
has priority over the other programs. The timer settings for
lower priority programs will be deleted from the TIMER SET/
CHECK display when recording begins for the first program.
Program 1
(listed first in the list) I
10:00 pm
Program 2
n
(listed next in the list),
Case 2
If you set program 2 to record at the same time you set
program 1 to finish recording...
Program
10:50 pm
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11:30 pm
The last 20 seconds of program 1 will not be recorded.
-- 20
seconds will not be
recorded
10:50 pm
1
10:00 pm
Program 2 I
11:40 pm
Case 3
If you set program 2 to record before program I has
finished recording ...
Program
Program 2 will begin recording before program 1 has
finished.
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Press MENU.
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The main MENU appears.
4
Press • or • to move the
cursor (1_)to TIMER SET/
CHECK.
5
Press EXECUTE.
The TIMER SET/CHECK
display appears.
1 PressTIMER REC (ON/OFF).
The TIMER REC (recording) indicatoron the VCR
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Press EXECUTE to return to the original screen.
7
Press TIMER REC (ON/OFF).
turns off.
2
Press POWER.
The VCR returns to the timer recording standby mode.
Leave the cable box on.
NOTES:
• If you set a program to record only one time, that setting is erased from the TIMER SET/CHECK
recording has finished.
•
display when the
To check the timer settings during timer recording, follow steps 3 to 6 above.
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41
Timer Recording
|
Here's how to change
or cancel
any timer settings
from
the I IMER SET/CHECK
display:
Display the TIMER SET/
CHECK menu on the TV
screen by following the
procedures outlined in
"Checking the Timer
Settings" on page 41.
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Press • or qPto move the
cursor (I_) to the program
you wish to change or
cancel.
3
To change a program, select the Item to be changed
by pressing < or _, then make changes by pressing
•or_.
To cancel it, press TIMER CLEAR.
Repeat this step to change or cancel other settings.
4
Press EXECUTE.
This stores the changes and returns you to the original
screen.
5
Press TIMER REC (ON/OFF).
This returns you to the timer recording standby mode.
Leavethe cable box on.
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If you want to use your VCR while it's in the timer recording standby Inode, you must first turn off the TIMER REC (recording)
indicator on the VCR. Here's how:
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n.
1
Press TIMER REC (ON/OFF).
The TIMER REC (recording) indicator on the VCR turns
off and the VCR leaves the timer recording standby mode.
2
Press POWER.
The VCR is ready for use.
3
After using the VCR, press TIMER REC (ON/OFF).
The VCR returns to the timer recording standby mode and
the TIMER REC (recording) indicator lights up.
Leave the cable box on.
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VCR Plus+ is a feature used in Sony VCRs that simplifies
the task of programming your VCR to make unattended
recordings. Here's how it works:
Whenever you want to record a TV program, all you need to
do is to look up the program's "PlusCode," a number
assigned to each program that's published in the TV section
of most newspapers, cable TV listings, and even TV Guide
magazine.
PlusCode
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SPORTS -- Golf (1 hr. 25min.) 42060
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Then, just enter the number of the program you want--using
the Remote Commander--and
the VCR is automatically
programmed to record that show. It's that simple. With VCR
Plus+, you no longer have to go through a lengthy and often
repetitive procedure when you set start and stop times,
channel numbers, and dates. All this information is
automatically sent to your VCR when you enter the
program's PlusCode!
Of course, there's some setup you'll need to do before you
use VCR Plus+ for the first time. But after this initial setup,
just think of how much easier it'll be to record your favorite
TV programs, cable movies, and sporting events--all with
the touch of a few buttons. VCR Plus+ makes programming
your VCR easier than ever!
NOTE:
If PlusCodes &ren't yet available in your area, they'll
probably be introduced soon. Check with your local
newspaper for details.
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Setting up your VCR to use VCR Plus+ involves coordinating
the TV channel number (the number you turn to on your TV
or VCR to watch a program) with the guide channel (the
number that's assigned to that channel in your program
guide).
If you don't have cable TV (i.e., if your TV receives its signal
from an antenna only), the TV channel number and the guide
channel number will probably be the same, in which case
you'll only have to check that the two numbers match. For
numbers that don't match, you must first perform the
procedures that follow to get these channel numbers
synchronized with each other.
To get the guide channel numbers, find the Channel Line-Up
Chart in the program guide for your area that features VCR
PlusCodes. It usually looks like the example to the right.
If you have cable TV, you should then get the TV channel
numbers for each channel from your cable company. (You
may already know them.) Then for channel numbers that
are different, enter the program guide channels (from the
Program Guide), on the left, and the actual TV channels
(from your cable system), on the right, as shown on page 45.
Example of "Channel
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The Nashville
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USA Network
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Example:
For each channel your VCR receives, use the Channel LineUp Chart to check that the channel numbers match. For
example, if HBO is listed in the Channel Line-Up Chart on
channel 33, and your VCR receives HBO on channel 15, you
need to coordinate these numbers using the following
procedures. For channels in which the numbers are the
same (for example, if your VCR receives HBO on channel
33, and the guide channel number is 33), you can skip these
procedures.
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Guide Channel
(from "Channel Line-Up Chart"
in your program guide)
TV Channel
(channel you actually
use on you VCR)
33 (Home Box Office)
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The SET VCR Plus+
CHANNELS menu appears.
The "GUIDE CH" field blinks.
4
In the "GUIDE CH" field,
enter 33 (the number
assigned to this channel in
the Channel Line-Up Chart)
and press ENTER.
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The main MENU appears.
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cable TV or not. Please refer to "Preparation" on page 6.
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For each channel in which
the TV channel differs from
the guide number, repeat
steps 4 and 5, using the
menus that are displayed.
To check your channel
settings, press EXECUTE.
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45
IntroducingVCRPlus+
To use VCR Plus+ to record programs, all you need is the
program's PlusCode, which you'll find in the program listings
in your local newspaper, cable TV guide, or TV Guide
magazine.
For example, to record the following program, just use the
following procedures:
PlusCode
NOTE:
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•
You can set the program without opening the VCR
Plus+ menu. Refer to the display window on the VCR.
•
When you use a cable box, use Hookup 2 and set the
CABLE BOX CONTROL (See "Setting the Cable Box
Control" on page 25). Turn the cable box on.
EXAMPLE: I1FIMOVlE---Comedy (2hrs.)
1
4
Press VCR Plus+.
The VCR Plus+ TIMER SET
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Press ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY on the Remote
Commander.
menu appears.
See the following chart for details of these options.
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Enter 53292 (the program's
PlusCode) In the PlusCode
field.
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TIMER CLEAR and enter the
PlusCode again.
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WEEKLY:
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Recordsevery week at the same scheduled
time.
DAILY M-F: RecordsMondayto Fridayat thesame
scheduledtime.
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press TAPE SPEED.
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If you want to set another program, repeat steps
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cassette speed, SP is used.
Insert a cassette Into your VCR.
See "Maximum recording time
of a cassette" on page 29 for
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information about cassette speeds.
6
7
6
Basic Operations
Press TIMER REC (ON/OFF) to set the VCR's
recording timer.
The VCR enters the timer recording standby mode.
Your VCR is now set up to record the programs you've
selected. The VCR will turn on automatically, record the
program, and then turn off until the next programmed
show is ready for broadcast.
For checking, changing, and cancelling the settings, see
pages 41 and 42.
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NOTES:
You can't set the timer using PlusCodes in the following
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cases:
•
When the VCR is turned off
•
While the VCR is in the timer-recording or quick-timer
recording mode
•
When the VCR is in the timer-recording standby mode
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• When you selectDAILYfor a Saturdayand Sunday
program
• When you selectWEEKLY or DAILY for a programmore
than sevendaysahead. (The WEEKLY and DAILY
settingsonlywork for thecurrentweek.)
• Whenyou enter the PlusCodeofa programthat has
alreadyended
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47
VariableSpeedPlayback
The following section explains the advanced playback
functions you can do with your VCR.
Using the DUAL MODE SHUI ILL ring ul_ yuur VUH of
Remote Commander, you can play cassettes at a variety of
forward and reverse speeds. You can also freeze a picture
using the pause function.
When playing back a cassette, press II PAUSE to hold the
picture in one place. To resume normal playback, press
either I_ PLAY or II PAUSE. If you leave your VCR in the
pause mode, normal playback resumes after approximately
5 minutes.
By turning the DUAL MODE SHU-IqLE ring either clockwise
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the DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring, it
returns to its original position.
If you release the ring while in the pause mode, the picture
returns to pause. If you release it during playback, the picture
returns to playback.
P_B_E
NOTE:
If you quick search a cassette recorded in the LP
cassette speed, your picture may change to black and
white, depending on the TV you're using.
•
Picture Search While Fast-Forwarding
Cassette
or Rewinding a
When fast-forwarding or rewinding a cassette, turn the
DUAL MODE SHU'I-I'LE ring to preview a high-speed
picture (clockwise for forward viewing or
counterclockwise for reverse viewing).
When you release the ring, it returns to its original position
and the VCR continues fast-forwarding or rewinding.
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Advanced Operations
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This feature lets you lock In and view a high-speed
picture while playing or pausing a cassette. In the play or
pause mode, press _ SEARCH (reverse) or
_ SEARCH (forward) on the Remote Commander.
To resume normal playback, press I_ PLAY.
While playing a cassette, press SKIP on the Remote
Commander.
This feature lets you view your cassette at high speed for
about 30 seconds before resuming normal playback.
During playback or playback pause mode, press I.SLOW + or - on the Remote Commander. Change the
slow motion speed with the + or - buttons.
Press + to increase the playback speed, and - to decrease
the playback speed.
You can also use the ,11 FRAME (reverse) and FRAME II,
(forward) buttons to change direction during slow-motion
playback.
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If a picture played in slow motion displays streaks, adjust the
picture with the TRACKING NORMAL/SLOW and STILL
ADJUST v/A buttons on the Remote Commander. You can
adjust the picture more easily by changing the speed closer
to normal playback by pressing I_ SLOW +.
If the picture appears to shake in the still mode, adjust it
using the STILL ADJUST v/A buttons on the Remote
Commander until the picture stabilizes.
When pausing a cassette, you may notice a band at the top
or bottom of the screen. Adjust the picture by playing back
the cassette in slow motion and using the TRACKING
NORMAL/SLOW and STILL ADJUST v/A buttons on the
Remote Commander.
NOTE:
Some streaks and/or snow are unavoidable when
playing back a cassette in the reverse or reverse slow
modes.
During the playback pause mode, press FRAME II1_> to
advance the picture one frame or <ll < FRAME to reverse
the picture one frame.
Each time you press the button, the picture moves one
frame. To resume normal playback, press I_ PLAY.
Advanced
Operations
49
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You can find specific locations on a cassette using your VCR's index function.
The VCR automatically inserts index signals each time you
use the recording, timer recording or quick-timer recording
functions (index mark). When an index mark is made, INDEX
MARK appears on the TV screen. The index works as a
divider between scenes, and is not numbers. So, when you
specify the index mark later, you have to specify the relative
position from the current position (the first index, the second
index.., from the current position). When going from the
recording pause mode to the recording mode, an index is not
inserted.
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Turn the DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring clockwise to find the next program, or counter clockwise
to find the previous program.
The index scan locates the next marked index signal and
plays about 10 seconds of tape priorto the signal. The
VCR then rewinds or advances to the next index signal.
Every time the VCR finds an index signal, playback
begins and the displayed index number increases.
TV screen
1
2
Insert an Indexed cassette into your VCR.
4
When you find the program you want, press I_ PLAY.
Playback starts from that point.
Press INDEX once.
The INDEX SCAN indicator appears on the TV screen.
TV screen
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IndexFunction
Locate an index by indicating how many index signals ahead or behind that program is from the cassette's current position.
Here's how:
3
Turn the DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring clockwise
to locate an upcoming Index signal or
counterclockwise for a prior index signal.
The cassette rewinds or advances to the next index.
Each time an index signal is detected, the index number
decreases. When the number reaches 0, your VCR will
begin to play.
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1
Insert an Indexed cassette Into your VCR.
2
Press INDEX until the index number for the desired
program appears on your TV screen.
The VCR exits from the index mode, if you pass index
number 19.
TV screen
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Advanced Operations
APC(AdaptivePictureControl)
This function automatically improves recording and playback
quality by adjusting the VCR for the condition of the video
heads and video tape. To maintain better picture quality, we
recommend that you leave the function on. (The APC
button/indicator remains lit.)
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Before you start recording, make sure the APC button/
indicator is lit. If it is not, press the APC button/indicator so
that it lights up.
The light flashes rapidly while the tape is being measured.
The complete measurement is retained until the cassette is
ejected. If you use that same tape again without ejecting it,
the tape is not measured again.
When you are In the recording pause mode and the APC
button/indicator flashes slowly
The APC function does not operate if you press II PAUSE to
release the pause mode.
To use the APC function when the indicator flashes slowly,
press • REC. After measurement is completed, the VCR
returns to the recording pause mode. Press II PAUSE to
start recording.
When you are using timer recording _
_
When you want to use the APC function during timer
recording, press the APC button/indicator so that it lights up,
then press the TIMER REC button.
When the APC button/indicator is on, the APC function
automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental
tapes. You can play back a tape using the APC function
even if the tape was not recorded with it.
Notes:
• Tapes recorded using the APC function are played
back normally on VCRs that do not have the APC
function.
•
•
•
If you have the PICTURE switch on the VCR set to
EDIT, the APC function does not operate when
playing back a tape but does operate when recording.
When doing audio/video insert editing, turn off the
APC function as the timing of the insert may be
incorrect when the function is on.
To ensure accurate timing during synchronized
editing, use the APC function on the recording VCR
(this VCR), as the timing of the recording will not be
accurate when using the APC function on the
playback VCR.
Advanced Operations
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This function allows you to preset your VCR to record for a
specified amount of time from now, without having to set the
recording start time.
NOTE:
• Before you begin, make sure the clock has been set,
then ensure that the timer recording function is turned
off by checking the TIMER REC (recording) indicator.
if the indicator is lit, press TIMER REC ON/OFF to
turn it off.
•
When you use a Cable Box, use Hookup 2 and set
the CABLE BOX CONTROL (See "Setting the Cable Box
Control" on page 25). Turn the cable box on.
6
Press QUICK TIMER again to start recording.
7
Select the recording duration by pressing QUICK
TIMER to change the duration Indicator in the display
window. Each time you press QUICK TIMER, the
recording duration increases by 30 minutes.
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1:00 ............... 9:00
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To stop quick-timer recording
To stop quick-timer recording while a program is being
recorded, press TIMER REC ON/OFF.
Buttons Operable During Quick-Timer Recording
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To stop
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To watch the picture broadcast on
another channel (TV)
If you're currently recording, skip to step 7.
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Insert a cassette into your VCR.
2
recording settings. (See "Checking
Press INPUT SELECT to select the Input you want,
which will then light up in the display window.
3
Select the desired recording speed (SP or EP) by
pressing TAPE SPEED.
4
Press QUICK TIMER.
If you insert a cassette without its safety tab, your VCR
will eject the cassette.
5
When you want to record a TV program, select the
channel you wish to record using the CH +1- or
channel number buttons. Press ENTER while the
channel display flashes.
4
Advanced Operations
the Timer Settings," on page 41.)
NOTES:
• If your cassette ends during quick-timer recording,
recording stops and the VCR turns off. The cassette
will not rewind automatically.
•
If a power interruption occurs during quick-timer
recording, recording will stop and your VCR will turn
off. If the interruption lasts less than three hours and
the power is restored before the recording end time,
recording will start again from that point.
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Using an additional VCR, you can record programs from one VCR to the other. Here's how:
Here's how to edit from another VCR (such as an 8mm video
camera recorder for playback) when using this VCR for
recording.
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Before you start:
• Select LINE 1 or LINE 2 with INPUT SELECT, whichever
the playback VCR is connected to.
• Select the EDIT position on the PICTURE switch.
,;
1
Insert a blank cassette into the reco_lng
safety tab in place.
2
Turn on the playback VCR and Insert a source
cassette.
VCR with a
Locate the playback start point and select the
playback pause mode on the playback VCR,
4
Locate the recording start point and select the
recording pause mode on the recording VCR.
5
PressII PAUSE on both VCRs.
For best results, press II PAUSE on the playback VCR
just before pressing II PAUSE on the recording VCR.
When you've finished editing, press • STOP on both
VCRs.
When you release the recording pause mode, the APC
function may not operate.
For details, see page 53.
NOTES:
• If your playback VCR is a stereo unit, make
connections with the supplied audio/video connecting
cable.
•
If your playback VCR is a monaural unit, connect the
white plug to LINE IN 2 AUDIO L on this VCR. This
lets you record the sound of the playback VCR on
both channels of this VCR. Do not connect the white
plug to LINE IN 2 AUDIO R.
•
When connecting the VCRs, do not connect both
LINE IN and LINE OUT jacks on your VCRs
simultaneously. Doing so may cause a humming
noise.
•
Tapes
recorded
using
the
APC
function
are
played
back normally on VCRs that do not have the APC
function.
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NOTE:
If your playback VCR has an editing function, select it to
reduce static and improve reception.
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• Select SP or EP with TAPE SPEED.
How to edit:
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If you have the PICTURE switch on the VCR set to
EDIT, the APC function does not operate when
playing back a tape but does operate when recording.
When you are editing tapes (dubbing) using this unit
as either the recording VCR or the playback VCR,
use the EDIT setting.
Advanced Operations
55
Editing
Here's how to use this VCR as the playback VCR and
another VCR as the recording VCR.
Before you start:
• Select the EDIT position on the PICTURE switch.
If your recording VCR has an editing function, it should
also be selected to improve reception.
• Press DISPLAY to TURN OFF the display,
How to edit:
1
2
3
4
5
Turn on the recordin_g VCR and Inse_ a blank
cassette with a safety tab in place,
Insert a source cassette into the playback VCR.
Locate the playback start point and select the
playback pause mode on the playback VCR.
Locate the recording start point and select the
recording pause mode on the recording VCR.
Press II PAUSE on both VCRs.
For bestresults,pressII PAUSE on the playbackVCR
just beforepressingII PAUSE on the recordingVCR.
Whenyou'vefinished editing,press• STOP on both
VCRs.
NOTES:
• Ifyour recordingVCR isa stereounit,make
connectionswiththe suppliedaudio/videoconnecting
cable.
• If your recordingVCR isa monaural unit,make
connectionsusingthe VMC-910MS/920MS cable
(not supplied).
• Whenconnectingthe VCRs, do notconnectboth
LINE IN and LINE OUT jackson yourVCRs
simultaneously.Doingso may cause a humming
noise.
• Tapes recordedusingthe APC function are played
back normallyon VCRs thatdo not havethe APC
function.
• Ifyou havethe PICTURE switchon the VCR set to
EDIT, the APC function does notoperatewhen
playingbacka tape but does operatewhen recording.
When you are editingtapes(dubbing)usingthis unit
as eitherthe recordingVCR or the playbackVCR,
usethe EDIT setting.
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Synchronized editing is the process of recording and editing
a program from either a video camera recorder or a VCR to
another VCR. Because this editing function involves one
VCR controlling another VCR or video camera recorder, it is
said to be "synchronized".
Before you start:
• Select external video or LINE on recording VCR.
The following Illustration showsyou how to use this VCR for
playbackand eithera SonyVHS VCR or certain8mm VCRs
havinga ControlS OUT terminaland synchroedit function
for recording.
How to edit:
•
Make necessary settings for recording.
•
Select the EDIT position on the PICTURE switch.
1
•
Turn on the recording VCR and Insert • blank
cassette.
2
Insert a source cassette Int0 the playback VCR.
3
Locate the edit start point and select the recording
pause mode on the recording VCR.
4
Locate the playback start point and select the
playback pause mode on the playback VCR.
5
Press SYNCHRO EDIT on the recording VCR.
Both recording and playback will start.
6
7
At the desired edit end point, press SYNCHRO EDIT
on the recording VCR.
The recording VCR enters the recording pause mode
and the playback VCR enters the playback pause mode.
To edit the next scene, repeat steps 4, 5, and 6.
When you've finished editing, press • STOP on both
VCRs.
NOTES:
• If your recordingVCR is a monaUralunit, make
connectionsusingthe VMC-910MS/920MS cable
(notsupplied).
• When connectingthe VCRs, do notconnectboth
LINE IN and LINE OUT jackson yourVCRs
simultaneously.Doingso may causea humming
noise.
Advanced Operations
57
Editing
When you want to replace one prerecorded scene (and its sound) with another, you can use your SLV-900HF's
function. This function lets you make either audio inserts, video inserts, or both audio and video inserts.
insert editing
How the Insert Editing Function Works
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Audio Insert
Video Insert
You can insert a monaural soundtrack or_toa prerecorded
cassette. The picture and hi-fi stereo sound of the video and
hi-fi audio track are retained.
You can insert a new _)lcture and hi-fi stereo sound from a
video and hi-fi audio track onto a prerecorded cassette. Note
that the original audio track is retained.
Audio and Video Insert
Insert Indicators and On-screen Display
You can insert a new picture, hi-fi stereo sound, and a new
monaural sound onto a prerecorded cassette.
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Before you start:
•
For connection, see pages 55 through 56. (The
CONTROL S connections are not needed.)
•
Select the insert source from the equipment connected to
LINE IN 1 or 2.
•
Connect the VCR to an audio system for "audio insert."
•
Select the EDIT position on the PICTURE switch.
How to edit:
1
Insert a source cassette Into the playback VCR and a
cassette for recording into this VCR.
2
On the recording VCR locate the edit end point, then
press II PAUSE on this VCR.
3
Press COUNTER RESET on the recording VCR.
4
On the recording VCR, rewind the cassette to locate
the starting point and set the VCR to the playback
pause mode.
The DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring is useful for locating a
desired starting point.
5
Press INSERT AUDIO VIDEO.
For audio insert, press AUDIO. The INSERT AUDIO
indicator lights up on the VCR.
For video insert, press VIDEO. The INSERT VIDEO
indicator lights up on the VCR
For audio and video insert, press the AUDIO INSERT
and then press VIDEO INSERT. Both the INSERT
AUDIO and INSERT VIDEO indicators light up on the
VCR.
6
On the playback VCR, locate the starting point where
you want to start the insertion and set the VCR to the
playback pause mode.
7
Press II PAUSE on both VCRs to start the insertion.
At the ending point (0H00M00S), the insertion stops
automatically. (To stop playback, press • STOP.)
To stop the insertion temporarily:
Press II PAUSE.
To stop ongoing insertion:
Press • STOP.
NOTES:
• Audio/video inserts cannot be made onto an
unrecorded portion of a cassette.
•
After the insertion, the previous picture and/or sound
will be erased.
Advanced Operations
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GeneralSetupInformation
1
Why this setting is necessary:
You mustset the RF UNIT selectorat the rear of the VCR
properlyso thatyourTV can receivethe correctsignalfrom
theVCR. Set the selectorto CH 3 (channel3) or
OH 4 (channel4), whicheveris notactivein yourarea.
If you connecta TV or colormonitorequippedwithAN input
jacks,skipthis step.
1 Set the RF UNIT at the rear of the VCR to CH 3 or
CH 4, whichever Is not active In your area.
2 Press POWER.
The powerindicatorlightsup on the VCR.
3
Press TVNTR.
The VTR indicator lights up in the displaywindow.
4
Select an active channel In your area by pressing
CHANNEL +/-.
5
Turn on your TV and set It to the channel you selected
In step 1.
Your"IV is now tuned to the VCR. Whenever you use the
VCR, set the TV to the preselected channel.
NOTE:
For details on adjusiing TV channels, see your "IV
instruction manual.
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Additional Information
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1
Loosen the Screws on the antenna connector.
2
Fit the 300-ohm twin lead cable on the UHF antenna
under the screws on the antenna connector.
3
Retighten the screws.
1
Loosen the screws on the UN band separator/mixer.
2
Fit the 300-ohm twin lead cable on the UHF antenna
under the screws.
3
Connect the 75-ohm coaxial cable to the U/V band
separator/mixer,
4
Connect the U/V band separator/mixer
VHF/UHF IN plug on the VCR.
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Information
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Identifyingthe PartsandControls
Refer to the pages indicated for details.
[]
POWER ON/OFF switch end indicator (See page 60.)
[]
• STOP button (See pages 30 to 34.)
[]
_&EJECT button (See page 29.)
[]
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HI-SPEED REWIND button/indicator
(See page
3o.)
[]
Cassette compartment (See page 29.)
[]
TVNTR button (See page 16.)
[]
INPUT SELECT button (See page 32.)
[]
CHANNEL-/+
[]
PICTURE switch (See page 30.)
[]
REC indicator (See page 34,)
[]
TIMER REC indicator (See page 38.)
[]
FF, REW, PB, REV indicators
[]
APC button/indicator
[]
DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring (See page 48.)
[]
I_ PLAY button (See page 30.)
2
[]
II PAUSE button/indicator
(See pages 30 & 34 & 48.)
[]
• REC button (See page 34,)
[]
TIMER REC ON/OFF button (See page 38.)
[]
STEREO indicator (See page 32.)
[]
INSERT VIDEO indicator (See page 58.)
[]
INSERT AUDIO indicator (See page 58.)
[]
Display window (See page 64.)
[]
LINE IN 2 VIDEO/AUDIO
[]
Remote sensor (See page 16.)
buttons (See page 34.)
Additional Information
jacks (See page 55.)
(See page 53.)
Refer to the pages indicated for details.
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RF UNIT selector (See page 60.)
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AC IN socket (See page 6.)
[]
VHF/UHF IN/OUT connectors (F-type) (See pages 8 & 10 &
12 & 14.)
[]
LINE IN 1 AUDIO and VIDEO jacks (phono type) (See page
7.)
[]
CONTROL S IN jack (See page 57.)
[]
LINE OUT AUDIO and VIDEO jacks (phono type) (See page
7,)
[]
CABLE BOX CONTROL jack (See page 8.)
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Refer to the pages indicated for details.
[]
VTR indicator (See page 34.)
[]
Line and channel indicator
[]
Linear time counter and clock
[]
AUTO TRACKING indicator (See page 32.)
[]
AM/PM indicator
[]
Cassette indicator (appears when a cassette is loaded)
(See page 29.)
[]
Tape speed indicator (See page 34.)
[]
SAP (See page 36,)
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Additional Information
Identifyingthe Partsand Controls
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Refer to the pages indicated for details.
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remote control selector (See page 16.)
[]
Menu operations buttons (See pages 19 and 20.)
MENU button
Cursor buttons (8/w/4/>)
EXECUTE button
[]
INDEX button (See page 50,)
[]
Channel number buttons and ENTER button
(See page 34.)
[]
INPUT SELECT button (See page 34.)
[]
Tape transport buttons
I_ SLOW -/+ buttons (See page 49.)
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FRAME II1_buttons (See page 49.)
_/_ SEARCH buttons (See page 49.)
<144HI-SPEED REWIND button (See page 30.)
• REC button (See page 34.)
SKIP button (See page 49,)
[]
DISPLAY button (See page 31.)
[]
I_ PLAY button (See page 30.)
[]
• STOP button (See pages 30 & 34,)
[]
POWER button (See page 60,)
[]
TVNTR
[]
TIMER REC buttons (See page 42.)
CLEAR button
ON/OFF button
[]
VCR Plus+ buttons (See page 46.)
VCR Plus+ button
ONCE button
DAILY button
WEEKLY button
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button (See page 16.)
[] QUICK TIMER button (See page 54.)
[] TAPE SPEED button (See page 38.)
[]
INSERT buttons (See page 58.)
AUDIO button
VIDEO button
[]
AUDIO MONITOR button (See page 32.)
[]
TRACKING buttons (See pages 32 & 49,)
v/A NORMAL/SLOW (STILL ADJUST) buttons
AUTO/MANUAL button
[]
COUNTER RESET button (See page 31,)
[]
VOL (volume) button
[]
CH (channel) button
[]
PAUSE button (See pages 30 & 34 & 48.)
[]
DUAL MODE SHU'I-FLE ring (See pages 30 & 48.)
Additional Information
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your VCR, first check the power cord connection, then go through the following list. Should the
difficulty persist, unplug the unit, and contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony Service Center facility.
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Symptom
Possible
The POWER switch doesn't
work.
• The power cord is disconnected.
The power is turned on but the
VCR doesn't work.
• The safety device on the VCR has switched on. Turn the
power off, disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet,
and let the VCR rest for at least an hour before trying it
again.
Time and Date Clock
The clock has stopped and
" • -" lights up.
• There has been a power Interruption.
and timer settings.
"rv Reception
TV reception is poor.
• The channel for the VCR is not correctly tuned on the TV.
Power
causes
and remedies
• The VCR is in the timer standby mode.
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Reset the time, date
• The TV signal is weak. Adjust the direction of the
antenna.
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• The AC power cord of the VCR is disconnected.
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Recording and
Playback
Shaky and/or snowy picture
during recording.
• The TV's channel is not set to the one preset for the VCR.
• The TV signal is weak. Adjust the direction of the antenna.
No picture on the TV screen.
• Press TVNTR so that the VTR indication appears in the
display window.
• The TV channel is not set tO CH 3 or CH 4, or the video
input has not been selected on the TV or monitor.
The VCR won't record.
• No cassette has been inserted.
• The cassette is at its end.
• INPUT SELECT is not set correctly.
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The playback picture is not clear.
• The channel for the VCR is not correctly tuned on the TV.
• A cassette recorded on another VCR is being played back.
Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING NORMAL/SLOW
and STILL ADJUST.
• The video heads are dirty. Clean the heads using the
Sony T-25CL video head cleaning cassette. For details on
cleaning, refer to the instructions furnished with the
cleaning cassette. If a cleaning cassette is not available in
your area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony
Service Center facility. (Do not use a commerciallyavailable wet-type cleaning cassette. It may damage the
video heads.)
• The video heads are worn out.
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Troubleshooting
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Symptom
Possible causes and remedies
The picture moves vertically
during picture search mode.
• Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or color monitor.
The sound drops out.
• The cassette is defective. Use a new video cassette.
Stereo recording cannot be made.
• AUTO STEREO is set to "OFF" in the SET UP MENU.
Both main and SAP sounds are
• AUDIO MIX is set to "ON" in the SET UP MENU.
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heard when playing back a cassette
on which an MTS broadcast was
recorded.
No sound is recorded on the
normal audio track,
• NORMAL AUDIO is set to "SAP" in the SET UP MENU
when there is no SAP broadcast.
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Timer Recording
Timer setting cannot be made.
• The current time has not been preset.
The TIMER REC (recording)
indicator is not lit even though
• No cassette has been inserted.
• The cassette is at its end.
you've pressed TIMER REC
(ON/OFF),
• No setting for timer-recording has been made.
The cassette is ejected when you
press TIMER REC (ON/OFF).
• The safety tab of the cassette has been removed.
Timer recording was not made.
• There has been a power interruption of one hour or more.
• TIMER REC (ON/OFF) was not pressed.
• CABLE BOX CONTROL setup was not done or was done
incorrectly.
• The cable box was not turned on when recording started,
• The cable box is not receiving the control signal from the
VCR. Reposition the cable box away from the VCR.
Make sure that the Cable Mouse is attached as shown on
page 8.
Display
Others
The display does not appear on
the screen.
• Press DISPLAY.
Cassette cannot be inserted.
• A cassette has already been Inserted.
The Remote Commander cannot
• The batteries are low.
, ....
be operated.
The tracking indicator does not
appear on the screen,
• The recording condition of the cassette is very poor and
tracking cannot be adjusted.
The channels on the VCR cannot
be changed.
• The CABLE BOX CONTROL is set to "ON."
Set the CABLE BOX CONTROL to "OFF."
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Specifications
System
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Format
VHS NTSC standard
Video Recording System
Rotary two-head helical
scanning FM system
Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Tape Speed
SP: 33.35 mm/s
(1 3/8 inches/s)
EP: 11.11 mm/s
(7/16 inches/s)
LP: 16.67 mm/s
(11/16 inches/s)
Playback onty
Maximum recording/
playback time
9 hrs. in EP mode
(with T-180 tape)
Fast-forward and
rewind time
Approx. 4 min. 30 sac
(with T-120 tape)
High-speed rewind time
Approx. 3 min.
(with T-120 tape)
VHF channels 2 to 13
UHF channels 14 to 69
CATV channel
A-8 to A-l, A to W, W+I to W+84
75-ohm antenna terminal for
VHF/UHF
Channel Coverage
Antenna
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LINE IN 1 and 2
LINE OUT
CONTROL S IN
8
Quartz locked
:.
12-hour cycle
Only for recording
8 program in one month at max.
Built-in self-charging capacitor
Back-up duration: Up to three
hours at one time
Timer Setting
Power back-up
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Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Dimensions
120 V AC, 60 Hz
25 W (max.)
5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
430 x 90 x 372 mm (w/h/d)
(17 x 3 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches)
5.2 kg (11 Ib 7oz.)
Weight
Remote Commander
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Remote control system
Power requirements
Tuner Section
Inputs and Outputs
Clock
Time Indication
Additional Information
VIDEO IN (phono jack) (1 each)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO IN (phono jack) (2 each)
Input level: -7.5 dBs
(0 dBs= 0.775 Vrms)
Input impedance: more than
47 kilohms
VIDEO OUT (phono jack) (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO OUT (phone jack) (2)
Standard output: -7.5 dBs at
load
Impedance 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than
10 kilohms
Mini jack (1)
Accessories
Infrared control
3 V DC, 2 size AA batteries
(IEC designation R6)
Supplied ]
Remote Commander ........................................................
(1)
Size AA (R6) batteries ......................................................
(2)
75-ohm coaxial cable with F-type connectors .................. (1)
External antenna connector .............................................
(1)
AC power cord ..................................................................
(1)
Audio/video connecting cable (3 phono to 3 phono) ........ (1)
Cable Mouse (Cable Box Controller) ................................ (1)
Design and specifications
notice.
are subject to change without
Index
A
TRACKING AUTO/MANUAL button
32, 65
TRACKING NORMAL/
SLOW button 32, 49, 65
TVNTR button 17, 36, 54, 62, 65
VCR Plus+ button 46, 65
VIDEO INSERT button 59, 62, 65
VOL +/- button 65
WEEKLY button 46, 65
Accessories supplied 68
Active channels 21
Adjusting
FINE TUNING (See "Fine Tuning.")
picture 23
sound 32
tracking (automatic, manual) 32
AUDIO MIX mode 28
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting 23
Antenna
hookup 14
VCR setup 15
VCR Plus+ channel setup 15
APC (Adaptive Picture Control) 53
AUDIO MIX 28, 33, 67
AUDIO MONITOR 32, 3"3
AUTO ANT SEL (Automatic Antenna
Selector) 7, 28
Audio/Video (A/V)
hookup 7
Insert indicators 58
AUTO STEREO 28, 67
AUTO TRACKING indicator 32, 64
B
Buttons
APC button 53, 62
AUDIO INSERT button 59
AUDIO MONITOR button 32, 33, 65
Channel +/- buttons 34, 62, 65
Channel Number buttons 34, 65
COUNTER RESET button 31,39, 54,
65
DAILY button 46, 65
DISPLAY button 31, 65
EJECT button 29, 62
EXECUTE button 65
FRAME button 49, 65
HI-SPEED REWIND button 30, 65
INDEX button 50, 52, 65
INPUT SELECT button 34, 54, 55, 61,
65
MENU button 65
ONCE button 46, 65
PAUSE button 48, 53, 55, 59, 65
PLAY button 30, 49, 62, 65
QUICK-TIMER button 54, 65
REC buttons 34, 62, 65
SKIP button 30, 49, 65
SLOW button 49, 65
STILL ADJUST button 32, 49, 65
STOP button 30, 59, 62, 65
TAPE SPEED button (SP/EP) 34, 54,
65
Tape Transport buttons 30, 48, 65
TIMER CLEAR button 42, 65
TIMER REC (ON/OFF) button 9, 39,
46, 54, 62, 65
C
Cable
hookup 8, 10, 12
VCR setup 9, 11, 13
VCR Plus+ channel setup 9, 11, 13
CABLE BOX CONTROL 24-26, 63
Cable box code number chart 26
Cable Mouse 24
Checking the Cable Box Control
Setting 26
Setting 25
Cable TV channel assignment 23
Harmonic Related Carriers (HRC) 23
Incremental Related Carriers (IRC) 23
Cassette
Cassette indicator 29, 64
Editing (See "Editing.")
Ejecting 29
Indexing (See "Indexing.")
Inserting 29
Playing back (See "Playback.")
Pausing a cassette 34, 35
Protecting your cassette against
erasure 29
Recording/Playback times 29
Tape heads, cleaning 5
Tape speeds (EP, LP, SP) 29, 54
Changing or cancelling timer settings
(See "Timer Settings.")
Channel
Channel Line-Up Chart 44
Channel indicator 64
Cleaning
tape heads (automatic) 5
the VCR 4
Clock
CLOCK DISPLAY 64
CLOCK SET (See "Settings.")
Connecting
EAC66 U/V band separator/mixer 61
External antenna connector 61
CONTROL S IN jack 57, 63
Counter 31
counter reading 31
reset 31
D
DIMMER 28
Disabling unwanted channels 22
Display 31
Display window 62, 64
indicators 64
DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring (See
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"Variable Speed Playback.")
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Editing 55
Audio insert 58
Editing from another VCR 55
EDIT picture 55
Editing onto another VCR 56
Insert editing 58
Synchronized editing onto another
VCR 57
Video insert 58
m
x
Ejecting a cassette (See "Cassette.")
EP mode 29
F
Fine Tuning 23
Fine-tuning indicator 23
Front panel 62
I
Indexing cassettes
described 50
Index Function 50
Index scan 50
Index search 52
Playing back from an index signal 51
Input connectors, front panel 62
INPUT SELECT 55
Inserting a cassette (See "Cassette.")
Installation 6-15, 61
L
LANGUAGE (Canadian versions only)
28
Linear time counter 31, 64
LP mode 29, 48
M
Main menu 21, 27, 33, 37, 41,46
Manufacturers' code number 18
Mixed hi-fi and normal track sound 33
Monitor sound
Selecting monitor sound 32
Multi-Channel TV sound (MTS)
broadcasts 36
N
NORMAL AUDIO 28
NORM/CATV 9
O
On-screen Display 32
Owner's Record 2
P
Picture adjustment (See "Adjusting.")
PICTURE switch 55
Playing a cassette 30
Frame-by-frame 49
Additional
Information
69
Locked picture search 49
Pausing 34
Skip playback 49
Slow motion 49
POWER ON/OFF indicator 60, 62
POWER ON/OFF switch 60, 62, 65, 66
Power interruption 66
Preparing the Remote Commander 16
Presetting (See "Setting.")
R
Rear panel 63
Recording
Automatic (timer) 37
Daily programs 39
Quick-timer 54
REC (Recording) indicator 62
Recording SAP (Second Audio
Program) Broadcasts 36
Recording TV programs 34
Recording with the TV off 36
Stop 34
Time (min/max) on cassettes 29
Timer settings (See "Timer Settings.")
VCR Plus+ 44-47
Weekly programs 39
Remote control (Commander) 16, 65
Inserting batteries 16
Operating 16
Rewinding a cassette 30
RF Unit 60
S
Safety 4
SAP broadcasts 36
Setting
Presetting desired channels 22
Presetting the active channels 21
Channels (automatically) 21
Clock 19
RF UNIT switch 60
Time (clock) and date 19
Timer (for recording) 37
SET UP MENU 33
Set VCR Plus+ channels (See "VCR
Plus+.")
Sound
Sound adjustment (See "Adjusting.")
Sound mode (See "Monitor Sound.")
SP mode 29
Specifications 68
Stereo broadcast 36
Stereo indicator 32, 62
Stereo program / SAP indicator 36, 64
STILL ADJUST 32, 65
T
Tape (See "Cassette.")
Timer recording
Buttons operable during timer
recording 39
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Additional Information
Overlapping timer recording 40
TIMER REC (recording) indicator 54,
62, 67
Timer recording function 37
Timer recording standby mode 39
Timer settings
Cancelling 42
Changing 42
Checking 41
VCR Plus+ timer settings (See "VCR
Plus+.")
Timer, setting
TUNER PRESET 21
Tracking adjustment 32
Troubleshooting 66
TVNTR remote control selector 16, 65
U
Usingthe VCR before timer recording
starts 43
V
Variable speed playback 48, 49
DUAL MODE SHUTTLE ring 30, 48,
51, 62, 65
Picture search 48
VCR Plus+ 44
Guide channel 45
PlusCode field 46
PlusCodes 44, 46
Fid_o Casse#e Recorder
SLV-9OOHF
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