Emerson ES27 Operating instructions

3-861-476-11(1)
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
PAL NTSC
G
SLV-X847ML
©1997 by Sony Corporation
Introduction
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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
The mains lead must only be changed at a
qualified service shop.
Precautions
Safety
• This unit operates on 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60
Hz. Check that the unit’s operating voltage
is identical with your local power supply.
• If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the
unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• The unit is not disconnected from the mains
as long as it is connected to the mains, even
if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the unit from the mains if you do
not intend to use it for an extended period of
time. To disconnect the lead, pull it out by
the plug, never by the lead.
Installing
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat buildup.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs,
blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
draperies) that may block the ventilation
slots.
• Do not install the unit near heat sources
such as radiators or air ducts, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration or shock.
• Do not install the unit in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
• Keep the unit and cassettes away from
equipment with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to
a warm location, moisture may condense
inside the VCR and cause damage to the
video head and tape. When you first install
the unit, or when you move it from a cold to
a warm location, wait for about one hour
before operating the unit.
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Introduction
Caution
Television programmes, films, video tapes and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such material may
be contrary to the provisions of the copyright
laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television
transmitter and/or programme owner.
Compatible colour systems
This VCR is designed to record and play back
using the PAL (B/G, D/K, and I), MESECAM
(B/G, D/K, and K1), or NTSC (M) color
systems. Recording of video sources based on
other color systems cannot be guaranteed.
Table of contents
Getting Started
Step 1: Unpacking
Step 2: Setting up the remote commander
Step 3: Connecting the VCR
Step 4: Tuning your TV to the VCR
Step 5: Setting up the VCR with EASY SET UP
Manual setup —
Selecting a language, Presetting channels, Setting up G-CODE*,
Changing/disabling programme positions, Setting the clock
Basic Operations
40 Playing a tape
44 Recording TV programmes
47 Recording TV programmes using
G-CODE
50 Setting the timer manually
Additional Operations
53 Playing/searching at various
speeds
55 Recording TV programmes using
the quick timer
56 Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings
57 Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
60 Searching with the index function
61 Adjusting the picture
62 Changing menu options
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5
8
11
14
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Editing
63 Connecting to a VCR or stereo
system
64 Basic editing
Additional Information
65 Troubleshooting
68 Specifications
69 Index to parts and controls
Back cover
Index
* G-CODE is a trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation. The G-CODE system is
manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
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Getting Started
Step 1
Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the VCR:
• Remote commander
• Aerial cable
• Audio/video cable (3-phono to
3-phono)
• R6 (size AA) batteries
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Step 2
Setting up the remote commander
Inserting the batteries
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Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by
matching the + and – on the batteries
to the diagram inside the battery
compartment.
Insert the negative (–) end first, then
push in and down until the positive
(+) end clicks into position.
Using the remote commander
Remote sensor
You can use this remote
commander to operate this
VCR and a Sony TV. Buttons
on the remote commander
marked with a dot (•) can be
used to operate your Sony TV.
TV␣ ␣ /␣ ␣ VIDEO
To operate
Set TV / VIDEO to
the VCR
VIDEO and point at the remote sensor on the VCR
a Sony TV
TV and point at the remote sensor on the TV
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Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander (continued)
Notes
• The TV/VIDEO button selects an input source of the TV from aerial in or line in.
The button does not control this VCR.
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to six months.
• If you do not use the remote commander for an extended period of time, remove
the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not mix different types of batteries.
Controlling other TVs with the remote commander
The remote commander is preprogrammed to control non-Sony TVs. If your
TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer’s code
number.
1
2
Set TV / VIDEO at the top of the remote commander to TV .
Hold down u, and enter your TV’s code number(s) using the
programme number buttons. Then release u.
Now you can use the following TV control buttons to control your TV:
u (on/standby), TV/VIDEO, programme number buttons, PROG +/–,
VOL +/–, and WIDE with some TV.
Tip
• If you set your TV’s code number correctly while the TV is turned on, the TV turns
off automatically.
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Code numbers of controllable TVs
If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until
you find the one that works with your TV.
To make wide mode settings, see the footnotes below this table for the
applicable code numbers.
Code number
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
Aiwa
Akai
Blaupunkt
Brionvega
C.G.M
Colonad
Dual
Emerson
Fenner
Ferguson
Gold Star
Grundig
Hitachi
Hyper
Inno-Hit
Irradio
ITT
JVC
Loewe
Mitsubishi
Mivar
01*1, 02, 03, 04, 05
32
68
10, 21
40
09
03
44
03, 04
30, 31
52
03, 04, 17
10*1, 11*1
24
31
41
20
15, 16, 69*3
33*1
45
27*1, 28*1, 50*1, 51*1
09
NEC
Nokia
Nordmende
Orion
Panasonic
Philips
Phonola
Pioneer
Saba
Samsung
Sanyo
Schneider
Seleco
Sharp
Siemens
Sinudyne
TEAC
Telefunken
Thomson
Toshiba
White Westinghouse
66
15, 16, 69*3
35, 42
47, 48
17*1, 49
06*1, 07*1, 08*1
18, 19
26
12, 13
22, 23
25
46
14
29
39
37
67
36
43*2
38
34
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Manufacturer
*1 Press WIDE to switch the wide picture mode on or off.
*2 Press WIDE, then press VOL +/– to select the wide picture mode you want.
*3 Press WIDE. The menu appears on the TV screen. Then, press
CURSOR >/./?// to select the wide picture you want and press EXECUTE.
Notes
• If the TV uses a different remote control system from the one programmed to work
with the VCR, you cannot control your TV with the remote commander.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote commander, the code number
automatically resets to 01 (Sony). Reset the appropriate code number.
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Step 3
Connecting the VCR
AERIAL OUT
AERIAL IN
Mains lead
to mains
: Signal flow
1
Aerial cable
(supplied)
AERIAL IN
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV
and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the VCR.
AERIAL
OUT
IN
2
3
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Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and
the aerial input of your TV using the
supplied aerial cable.
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
AERIAL
OUT
IN
Additional connections
If you want to use the Trinitron TV
Synchro Play function (see page 43), this
connection is necessary. (If your TV has
two or more inputs, connect the audio/
video cable to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks.)
To a stereo system
You can improve sound quality by
connecting a stereo system as shown on
the right.
LINE-1 OUT
LINE IN
Audio/video cable (supplied)
LINE-1 OUT
AUDIO
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To a TV that has phono type audio/
video input jacks
This additional connection improves
picture and sound quality. Connect the
TV as shown on the right.
LINE IN
Audio cable (not supplied)
About color systems
Different countries use different color systems and TV systems. These systems handle
such things as video playback and recording differently. Using your VCR in a country
that is on a color system not supported by this VCR may cause problems such as
playback without sound, a vertically rolling picture, etc.
This VCR is compatible with most of the existing color systems (NTSC, PAL, and
MESECAM) and TV systems (B/G, D/K, I, and M) except for those used in France,
Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
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Step 3 : Connecting the VCR (continued)
Setting the NTSC PB switch to
match your TV system
You have to set the NTSC PB switch on the
rear of the VCR according to your TV system
to display the on-screen menus when there is
no video signal input, and play back a tape
recorded in the NTSC 3.58 system properly.
NTSC PB switch
Set the NTSC PB switch following the table below.
If your TV is compatible with
Set the NTSC PB switch to
PAL, SECAM, or MESECAM
ON PAL TV
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 3.58
Notes
• If a video signal is input to the VCR (via the line input, tuner, or playback), the onscreen menus will appear on your TV regardless of the NTSC PB switch setting.
• If your TV is compatible with the SECAM system, the on-screen menus may be
displayed in black and white.
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Step 4
Tuning your TV to the VCR
ON/STANDBY
RF CH SET
1
2
ON/STANDBY
RF CH
SET
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If you have connected your VCR to the TV using the audio/video cable, skip
this step.
PROGRAM +/–
Press ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR.
Press RF CH SET on the VCR with a ball-point pen, etc.
The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window.
The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV.
RF
3
Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the VCR
picture.
This channel will now be referred to as the video channel.
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Step 4 : Tuning your TV to the VCR (continued)
4
RF CH
SET
Press RF CH SET.
The TV system indicator appears in the display window.
RF
G
Press PROGRAM +/– to select the desired TV system.
PROGRAM
If your TV color system and TV system are
PAL
NTSC
5
Select
I
I
D/K
K
B/G
G
M
M
Tune the TV to the same channel as that
shown in the display window so that
the picture on the right appears on the
TV screen.
SONY VIDEO CASSETTE
RECORDER
Refer to your TV manual for tuning
instructions.
If the picture does not appear clearly,
see “To obtain a clear picture from the
VCR” below.
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RF CH
SET
Press RF CH SET.
You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. From now on, whenever
you want to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel.
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To check to see if the TV tuning is correct
Set the TV to the video channel and press PROGRAM +/– on the VCR. If
the TV screen changes to a different programme each time you press
PROGRAM +/–, the TV tuning is correct.
Note
• If you set the wrong TV system, you may have no sound or sound may be distorted
(noisy sound).
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To obtain a clear picture from the VCR
If the picture does not appear clearly in step 5 above, go to step 6 to finish
this procedure once. Then start again from step 2. After pressing RF CH
SET in step 2, press PROGRAM +/– while the RF channel is displayed, so
that another RF channel (between 28 and 55) appears (see page 24 for
reference). Then tune the TV to the new RF channel until a clear picture
appears.
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Step 5
Setting up the
VCR with EASY
SET UP
Before using the VCR for the first time,
set up the VCR using the EASY SET UP
function. With this function, you can set
the language for the on-screen display,
TV channels, guide channels for
G-CODE, and the VCR clock, guided by
the sequence indicated on the TV screen.
1
2
3
•
u
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
EASY SET UP
Press u to turn on the VCR.
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
EASY
SET UP
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR with a
ball-point pen, etc.
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
LANGUAGE /
• ENGLISH
To cancel the EASY SET UP function, press
EASY SET UP again.
SELECT : [ V v ]
NEXT
: [ EXECUTE ]
CANCEL : [ EASY SET UP ]
4
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to select the desired
language, then press EXECUTE.
The TV SYSTEM menu appears.
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
TV SYSTEM
•I
D/K
B/G
M
• EXECUTE
SELECT
NEXT
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: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
5
• CURSOR
• EXECUTE
• CURSOR
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
AUTO TUNER PRESET
CH 4 2
B/G
The VCR starts searching for all the
receivable channels.
PLEASE WAIT
During presetting, the channel being
located is displayed on the screen.
When all the channels are preset, the
following screen appears.
Even if various TV systems coexist in your
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
area, the AUTO TUNER PRESET function
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
– –––
picks up most of the channels on the TV
2
9
– –––
3
12
– –––
systems other than the one you selected.
4
27
– –––
5
56
– –––
But you need to manually reset the proper
: [Vv]
SELECT
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
TV system for the unmatched channels (see ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
“Resetting the TV system” on page 22).
If necessary, you can add or disable the channels manually (see
“Presetting channels manually” on page 20).
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Press CURSOR >/. to select either I, D/
K, B/G, or M, whichever is applicable in
your area, then press EXECUTE.
Using CURSOR >/./?//, set the G-CODE guide channels,
change the programme positions of the stations, and disable the
unused programme positions. (If not necessary, skip this step.)
The setting procedures are the same as those described in “Manual
setup — Setting up G-CODE” on page 32 and ”Manual setup —
Changing/disabling programme positions” on page 35.
7
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
The CLOCK SET menu appears.
8
• CURSOR
Set the date and time using CURSOR
>/./?//. The setting procedures are
the same as those described in “Manual
setup—Setting the clock” on page 38.
EASY SET UP
SELECT
SET
END
9
• EXECUTE
1–2–3–4–5
CLOCK SET
2 5 . 1 0 . 1 9 9 7 SAT 1 5 : 3 0
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
Press EXECUTE.
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Step 5 : Setting up the VCR with EASY SET UP (continued)
Notes
• Do not exit EASY SET UP while the VCR is presetting channels. If you do, repeat
EASY SET UP from the beginning.
• The channel numbers preset using AUTO TUNER PRESET may not match your
local channel numbers. This is because this VCR’s channel search system is based
on the fixed TV system with the widest channel coverage.
In this case, you can apply your local channel numbers to the programme positions
(see “Changing programme positions” on page 35).
• If the received channel is on cable TV, “C” appears on the left of the channel in step
5 in most areas. However, this won’t be applied in some areas (see pages 24 to 31
for reference).
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Manual setup —
Selecting a
language
You can change the on-screen display
language from the one you selected with
the EASY SET UP function.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
0
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to LANGUAGE and
press EXECUTE.
LANGUAGE /
• ENGLISH
• CURSOR
SELECT
END
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to select the desired
language, then press EXECUTE.
LANGUAGE /
ENGLISH
•
• EXECUTE
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
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Manual setup —
Presetting
channels
First, we recommend that you preset the
receivable channels in your area using
EASY SET UP or using automatic
presetting below. Then, if some
channels could not be preset
automatically, you can preset them
manually; if there are any unwanted
channels among the preset ones, you can
disable the channels.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
If you live in the area where various TV
systems coexist, and have channels that
don’t match the TV system you selected
in AUTO TUNER PRESET in the EASY
SET UP procedure, reset the TV system
for those channels (see “Resetting the TV
system” on page 22). If the channels don’t match the TV system, the sound may be
distorted or noisy, or the color TV program may become black and white, etc.
Even if you choose CATV, normal channels may be tuned in, and vice versa
depending on the area (see pages 24 to 31 for reference).
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
Presetting all receivable channels automatically
If you have preset the channels using the EASY SET UP procedure, skip this
procedure.
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
• EXECUTE
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Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to TUNER PRESET
and press EXECUTE.
TUNER PRESET
PROG1
SYSTEM • I
D /K B /G M
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
2
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
2
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (z) to NORMAL/CATV, then select
NORM.
To preset CATV channels, select CATV.
4
• CURSOR
• EXECUTE
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to AUTO PRESET, then press
EXECUTE.
All receivable channels are preset in
numerical sequence. When no more
receivable channels can be found,
presetting stops and the picture from the
lowest numbered channel is displayed on
the TV screen.
TUNER PRESET
PROG1
SYSTEM • I
D /K B /G M
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
2
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
TUNER PRESET
PROG1
D /K B /G M
SYSTEM • I
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
2
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
TUNER PRESET
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Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (z) to SYSTEM, then select either
I, D/K, B/G, or M, whichever is
applicable in your area. If SYSTEM is set
to the wrong position, the sound will be
distorted or noisy.
PROG1
D /K B /G M
SYSTEM • I
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
2
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
PLEASE WAIT
Notes
• If you connect the VCR to a TV with the NTSC colour system, the picture quality
may be compromised during automatic presetting. A colour picture appears when
presetting is complete.
• The channel numbers besides CHANNEL SET may not be the same as those in your
area. This is because this VCR’s channel search system is based on the fixed TV
system that has the widest channel coverage. If necessary, apply your local channel
numbers to the programme positions (see “Changing programme positions” on
page 35).
continued
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Manual setup — Presetting channels (continued)
Presetting channels
manually
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
PROG+/–
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to TUNER PRESET
and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
TUNER PRESET
PROG10
SYSTEM • I
D /K B /G M
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
3
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (z) to NORMAL/CATV, then select
NORM.
To preset CATV channels, select CATV.
3
• CURSOR
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Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to CHANNEL SET.
TUNER PRESET
PROG10
SYSTEM • I
D /K B /G M
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
3
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
TUNER PRESET
PROG10
D /K B /G M
SYSTEM • I
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
3
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
4
• PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Selected programme
position
TUNER PRESET
PROG14
5
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR / repeatedly until the
channel you want is displayed.
Pressing CURSOR ? goes back to the
previous channels.
The channels are scanned in the order
shown on pages 24 to 31.
TUNER PRESET
PROG14
SYSTEM • I
D /K B /G M
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
4
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
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D /K B /G M
SYSTEM • I
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
3
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
If you know the number of the channel you want, press the
programme number buttons. For example, for channel 5, first press
“0” and then press “5.”
6
• CURSOR
7
8
• EXECUTE
If the TV sound is distorted or noisy, press
CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (z) to SYSTEM, then select either I,
D/K, B/G, or M, whichever is applicable
in your area.
TUNER PRESET
PROG14
D /K B /G M
SYSTEM • I
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
4
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
To allocate another channel to another programme position, repeat
steps 4 and 5.
Press EXECUTE.
Note
• The channel numbers besides CHANNEL SET may not be the same as those in your
area. This is because this VCR’s channel search system is based on the fixed TV
system that has the widest channel coverage. If necessary, apply your local channel
numbers to the programme positions (see “Changing programme positions” on
page 35).
continued
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Manual setup — Presetting channels (continued)
Disabling unwanted programme positions
After tuning the TV channels, you can disable unused programme positions.
The disabled positions will be skipped later when you press the PROG +/–
buttons.
You can also disable unwanted programme positions using the SET UP CH
AND G-CODE menu (see page 32).
1
In step 5 above, press programme number button “0” twice to display
the number “0” beside CHANNEL SET.
2
Press EXECUTE.
Resetting the TV system (only for areas where
various TV systems coexist)
If the sound is distorted or noisy, or the color TV programme becomes black
and white, etc., that channel may not be matched to the proper TV system. In
this case, try the following steps.
1
Press PROG +/– to select the programme position that has the channel
with above described conditions.
2
3
Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press EXECUTE.
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for other positions you want to preset the TV
system to.
5
Press EXECUTE.
Select SYSTEM and select the TV system on which you can obtain the
best sound and picture.
Checking the TV system
Press PROG +/– to choose the
programme position.
The multi system indicator (I, D/K,
B/G, or M) of the selected
programme position’s TV system
lights up.
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Multi system indicators
If the picture is not clear
Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) function automatically tunes in
channels clearly. If, however, the picture is not clear, you may also use the
manual tuning function.
Press PROG +/– to select the programme number for which you cannot
obtain a clear picture.
2
3
Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press EXECUTE.
Select FINE TUNING. The fine tuning meter appears.
TUNER PRESET
PROG14
SYSTEM • I
D /K B /G M
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
4
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SET
4
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1
: [ Bb ]
Press CURSOR ?// to get a clearer picture, then press EXECUTE.
Note that the AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting switches to OFF.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
continued
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Manual setup — Presetting channels (continued)
Channel numbers in the CHANNEL SET field and the corresponding channels
B/G
TV system
Country
Western
Europe
Channel number
in the CHANNEL
SET field
Australia
Morocco
Indonesia
Corresponding channels
AS0
1
1A
E3
1
2
2A
E4
2
3
3A
5
E5
6
4
6
E6
7
5
M6
5A
7
E7
8
6
M7
6A
8
E8
9
7
M8
7A
9
E9
9A
8
M9
8A
10
E10
10
9
M10
11
E11
11
10
10A
12
E12
11
11A
1
2
E2
3
4
13
14
15
3
16
4
17
18
19
20
24
New
Zealand
21
E21
22
E22
23
E23
24
E24
25
E25
26
E26
27
E27
28
E28
28
29
E29
29
30
E30
30
31
E31
31, 32
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4A
9A
TV system
Country
B/G
Western
Europe
Channel number
in the CHANNEL
SET field
Australia
New
Zealand
Morocco
Indonesia
Corresponding channels
E32
33
33
E33
34
34
E34
35
35
E35
36
36
E36
37
37
E37
38
38
E38
39, 40
39
E39
41
40
E40
42
41
E41
43
42
E42
44
43
E43
45
44
E44
46
45
E45
47, 48
46
E46
49
47
E47
50
48
E48
51
49
E49
52
50
E50
53
51
E51
54
52
E52
55, 56
53
E53
57
54
E54
58
55
E55
59
56
E56
60
57
E57
61
58
E58
62
59
E59
63, 64
60
E60
65
61
E61
66
62
E62
67
63
E63
68
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32
continued
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25
Manual setup — Presetting channels (continued)
TV system
Country
B/G
Western
Europe
Channel number
in the CHANNEL
SET field
26
Australia
New
Zealand
Corresponding channels
64
E64
65
E65
66
E66
67
E67
68
E68
69
E69
C1
S1
C2
S2
C3
S3
C4
S4
C5
S5
C6
S6
C7
S7
C8
S8
69
5
5A
C9
S9
M4
C10
S10
M5
C11
S11
C12
S12
C13
S13
C14
S14
C15
S15
C16
S16
C17
S17
C18
S18
C19
S19
C20
S20
C21
S21
C22
S22
C23
S23
C24
S24
C25
S25
C26
S26
C27
S27
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Morocco
Indonesia
TV system
Country
B/G
Western
Europe
Channel number
in the CHANNEL
SET field
Australia
New
Zealand
Morocco
Indonesia
Corresponding channels
S28
C29
S29
C30
S30
C31
S31
C32
S32
C33
S33
C34
S34
C35
S35
C36
S36
C37
S37
C38
S38
C39
S39
C40
S40
C41
S41
C42
S01
C43
S02
C44
S03
C45
S04
C46
S05
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C28
continued
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27
Manual setup — Presetting channels (continued)
TV system
Country
D/K
I
Channel
number in
the
CHANNEL
SET field
U.S.A.
Japan
Corresponding channels
A
1
2
M
East China UK/Hong Ireland South
Europe
Kong
Africa
R1
1
3
2
B
4
3
C
2, C2
3
5
R6
7
D
4
7
J-5
6
R7
8
E
5
8
J-6
9
J-7
7
8
28
9
12
J-10
10
13
J-11
11
J
J-12
K
S1
J
10
12
R12
13
R2
14
R3
4
15
R4
5
16
R5
17
R8
9
F
6
10
J-8
18
R9
10
G
7
11
J-9
19
R10
11
H
8
20
R11
12
I
21
R21
13
B21
21
14, W+29, W+30
J13
22
R22
14
B22
22
15, 16, W+31
J14, J15
23
R23
15
B23
23
17, W+32
J16
24
R24
16
B24
24
18, W+33, W+34
J17
25
R25
17
B25
25
19, 20, W+35
J18, J19
26
R26
18
B26
26
21, W+36
J20
27
R27
19
B27
27
22, W+37, W+38
J21
28
R28
20
B28
28
23, 24, W+39
J22, J23
29
R29
21
B29
29
25, W+40
J24
30
R30
22
B30
30
26, W+41, W+42
J25
31
R31
23
B31
31
27, 28, W+43
J26, J27
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9
TV system
Country
I
D/K
M
East China UK/Hong Ireland South
Africa
Europe
Kong
Japan
Corresponding channels
J28
32
R32
B32
32
29, W+44
33
R33
B33
33
30, W+45, W+46
J29
34
R34
B34
34
31, 32, W+47
J30, J31
35
R35
B35
35
33, W+48
J32
36
R36
B36
36
34, W+49, W+50
J33
37
R37
B37
37
35, 36, W+51
J34, J35
38
R38
25
B38
38
37, W+52
J36
39
R39
26
B39
39
38, W+53, W+54
J37
40
R40
27
B40
40
39, 40, W+55
J38, J39
41
R41
28
B41
41
41, W+56
J40
42
R42
29
B42
42
42, W+57, W+58
J41
43
R43
30
B43
43
43, 44
J42, J43
44
R44
31
B44
44
45
J44
45
R45
32
B45
45
46
J45
46
R46
33
B46
46
47, 48
J46, J47
47
R47
34
B47
47
49
J48
48
R48
35
B48
48
50
J49
49
R49
36
B49
49
51, 52
J50, J51
50
R50
37
B50
50
53
J52
51
R51
38
B51
51
54
J53
52
R52
39
B52
52
55, 56
J54, J55
53
R53
40
B53
53
57
J56
54
R54
41
B54
54
58
J57
55
R55
42
B55
55
59, 60
J58, J59
56
R56
43
B56
56
61
J60
57
R57
44
B57
57
62
J61
58
R58
45
B58
58
63, 64
J62
59
R59
46
B59
59
65
60
R60
47
B60
60
66
61
48
B61
61
67, 68
62
49
B62
62
69
24
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Channel
number in
the
CHANNEL
SET field
U.S.A.
continued
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29
Manual setup — Presetting channels (continued)
TV system
Country
D/K
I
M
East China UK/Hong Ireland South
Europe
Kong
Africa
Channel
number in
the
CHANNEL
SET field
Japan
Corresponding channels
63
50
B63
63
70
64
51
B64
64
71, 72
65
52
B65
65
73
66
53
B66
66
74
67
54
B67
67
75, 76
68
55
B68
68
77
69
56
B69
78
C1
A-3
J-3
C2
A-2, A-1
M1, M2
C3
A
M3
C4
B
M4
C5
C
M5
C6
D
M6
C7
E
M7
C8
F, G
M8, M9
H
M10
I
J-4
C9
C10
30
U.S.A.
6
C11
11
L
S2
C12
(12)
M, N
S3
C13
13
O
S4
C14
P
S5, S6
C15
Q
S7
C16
R
S8
C17
S
S9
C18
T, U
S10, S11
C19
V
S12
C20
W
S13
C21
W+1, W+2
S14, S15
C22
W+3
S16
C23
W+4
S17
C24
W+5, W+6
S18, S19
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TV system
Country
D/K
I
East China UK/Hong Ireland South
Africa
Europe
Kong
U.S.A.
Japan
Corresponding channels
C25
W+7
C26
W+8
S20
S21
C27
W+9, W+10
S22, S23
C28
W+11
S24
C29
W+12
S25
C30
W+13, W+14
S26, S27
C31
W+15
S28
C32
W+16
S29
C33
W+17, W+18
S30, S31
C34
W+19
S32
C35
W+20
S33
C36
W+21, W+22
S34, S35
C37
W+23
S36
C38
W+24
S37
C39
W+25, W+26
S38, S39
C40
W+27
S40
C41
W+28
S41
C42
4, 4A
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Channel
number in
the
CHANNEL
SET field
M
C43
C44
6
C45
A-5
J-1
C46
A-4
J-2
Tip
• The shadow in the table shows the adjustable RF output channel range (see page 11
for reference).
Note
• There may be a case that the same area channel may appear repeatedly as the other
channel number in the CHANNEL SET field.
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31
Manual setup —
Setting up
G-CODE
G-CODE is a feature in Sony VCRs that
simplifies programming the VCR to
make timer recordings. To use G-CODE,
each programme position needs to be
matched with its G-CODE guide
channel. To get the guide channel
numbers, look in the programme guide
for your area that features G-CODE
numbers.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
If you want to record satellite broadcasts
using G-CODE, see page 34.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
The preset channels are displayed on the
screen.
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to the row on which you want to set
the guide channel.
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 50, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly.
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SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
– –––
2
9
– –––
3
12
– –––
4
27
– –––
5
56
– –––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
– –––
2
9
– –––
3
12
– –––
4
27
– –––
5
56
– –––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR / twice to select the
guide channel column.
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
– –––
2
9
– –––
3
12
– [ ––– ]
4
27
– –––
5
56
– –––
SELECT GUIDE CH
: [Vv]
CONFIRM
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to select the guide
channel number assigned in the
programme guide.
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
– –––
2
9
– –––
3
6]
12
–[
4
27
– –––
5
56
– –––
SELECT GUIDE CH
: [Vv]
CONFIRM
5
• CURSOR
6
Press CURSOR ?// to confirm the
setting.
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4
: [Bb]
: [Bb]
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
– –––
2
9
– –––
3
6
12
–
4
27
– –––
5
56
– –––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
To set the guide channel of another station, repeat steps 2 to 5.
If you want to change the programme positions of the stations,
proceed to step 2 of “Manual setup –– Changing/disabling
programme positions” on page 35.
7
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
continued
Getting Started
33
Manual setup — Setting up G-CODE (continued)
Setting up G-CODE for satellite broadcasts
When your satellite tuner is connected via the AERIAL IN connector, first
you have to set the programme position for each satellite channel using the
TUNER PRESET menu. Then set the guide channel number for each satellite
channel using the SET UP CH AND G-CODE menu.
If your satellite tuner is connected via the LINE-1 IN jacks, you don’t have to
set programme positions nor guide channel numbers for satellite channels.
Skip the following operations.
1
2
3
Turn on the satellite tuner.
4
Select CHANNEL SET, then press CURSOR /
to tune the VCR to the satellite tuner.
Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press EXECUTE.
Press PROG +/– to select a programme position you want to use for
watching a satellite channel.
The channel number displayed beside
CHANNEL SET is used for receiving all
satellite broadcasts from the satellite tuner.
5
TUNER PRESET
PROG6
D /K B /G M
SYSTEM • I
NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV
AUTO PRESET
6
CHANNEL SET
• ON
OFF
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT : [ V v ]
SET
: [ Bb ]
Press PROG +/– to select another programme position for another
satellite channel, and press the programme number buttons to enter the
same channel number as the one displayed in step 4.
Repeat this step for all satellite channels.
6
Set the guide channel number for each programme position assigned to
the satellite channel, following the procedures in “Manual setup ––
Setting up G-CODE” on page 32.
Notes
• The G-CODE used in this VCR is for Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macao, etc.
and cannot be used in areas such as U.S.A, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and U.K.
• If the preset channel is on cable TV, ”C” appears on the left of the channel in step 1
(“Setting up G-CODE”) in most areas.
However, this won’t be applied in some areas (see pages 24 to 31 for reference).
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
• If you inadvertently entered a guide channel number, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly to reset the ”GUIDE CH” column to ”---.” ”---” appears between 1 and
255.
• The VCR does not allow entering the guide channel number, if the same number
has been set.
• If you use a satellite tuner connected via the LINE-1 IN jacks, you don’t have to
setup G-CODE. Just record a satellite programme using G-CODE, and the VCR
automatically records the programme from the LINE-1 IN jacks.
• When you record a satellite broadcast using G-CODE, you need to select the desired
channel on the satellite tuner manually.
34
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After setting the channels and G-CODE
guide channels, you can change the
programme positions as you like. If any
programme positions are unused or
contain unwanted channels, you can
disable them.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Getting Started
Manual setup ––
Changing/
disabling
programme
positions
0
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
Changing programme positions
e.g. Moving the programme position from 4 to 1
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
16
2
2
9
–
3
6
12
–
4
27
–
12
5
56
– –––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to the row on which you want to
change the programme position, then
press CURSOR /.
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 50, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly.
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
16
1
3
–
2
2
–
9
6
3
12
–
[ 27
12 ]
4
–
5
56
– –––
SELECT
: [Vv]
SET GUIDE CH
: [b]
CONFIRM
: [B]
continued
Getting Started
35
Manual setup –– Changing/disabling programme positions
(continued)
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. until the selected
channel and guide channel row moves to
the desired programme position.
The selected channel and guide channel
are inserted at the new programme
position and the intermediate channels are
displaced to fill the gap.
4
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE
27
12
1
–
16
2
3
–
2
3
9
–
6
4
12
–
5
56
– –––
SELECT
: [Vv]
SET GUIDE CH
: [b]
CONFIRM
: [B]
CH
Press CURSOR ? to confirm the setting.
• CURSOR
5
6
36
To change the programme position of another station, repeat steps 2
to 4.
• EXECUTE
Getting Started
Press EXECUTE.
Disabling unwanted
programme positions
Note
• Be sure to select the programme position
you want to disable correctly. If you
disable a programme position by mistake,
you need to reset that channel manually.
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
Getting Started
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
TIMER
CLEAR
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
16
2
2
9
–
3
6
12
–
4
27
–
12
5
56
– –––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
• EXECUTE
2
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to the row on which you want to
disable.
TIMER
• CLEAR
Press TIMER CLEAR.
The selected row will be cleared as shown
on the right.
4
5
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
16
2
2
–
9
6
3
–
12
–
12
4
27
– –––
5
56
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
16
2
9
2
–
3
0
– –––
4
27
–
12
5
56
– –––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for any other programme positions you want
to disable.
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
Getting Started
37
Manual setup —
Setting the clock
You must set the time and date on the
VCR to be able to use the timer
recording features properly. If you have
not set the VCR clock in the EASY SET
UP procedure, you need to set it
manually.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to CLOCK SET and
press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
CLOCK SET
1 . 1 . 1 9 9 7 WED
SELECT
SET
END
0 : 00
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
• EXECUTE
2
Press CURSOR >/. to set the date.
• CURSOR
The day of the week is set automatically.
CLOCK SET
2 7 . 1 . 1 9 9 7 MON
SELECT
SET
END
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to select the month and
set the month using CURSOR >/..
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: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
CLOCK SET
2 5 . 1 0 . 1 9 9 7 SAT
SELECT
SET
END
38
0 : 00
0 : 00
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
4
• CURSOR
Set the year, hour and minutes in
sequence, using CURSOR / to select the
item to be set, and CURSOR >/. to select
the digits.
CLOCK SET
2 5 . 1 0 . 1 9 9 7 SAT 1 5 : 0 0
SELECT
SET
END
• EXECUTE
Getting Started
5
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
Press EXECUTE to start the clock.
Tip
• To change the digits during setting, press CURSOR ? to return to the item to be
changed, and select the digits using CURSOR >/..
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
Getting Started
39
Basic Operations
Playing a tape
6 EJECT
TRINITRON TV
SYNCHRO
PLAY
1
2
3
DISPLAY
4
5
6
COUNTER
RESET
7
8
9
0
COLOR SYSTEM switch
REPLAY
P PAUSE
3/# SEARCH
· PLAY
) FF
p STOP
NTSC PB switch
1
2
0 REW
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape.
The VCR turns on and starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
3
PLAY
Press · PLAY.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
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Additional tasks
To
Press
Stop play
p STOP
Pause play
P PAUSE
Resume play after pause
P PAUSE or · PLAY
Search forward
) FF or # SEARCH during playback
Search backward
0 REW or 3 SEARCH during playback
Fast-forward the tape
) FF during stop
Rewind the tape
0 REW during stop
Eject the tape
6 EJECT
To replay a recently watched scene
You can immediately rewind and playback the scene you want to watch
again.
To set the colour system
If streaks appear during playback, set COLOR SYSTEM on the VCR to
conform to the system that the tape was recorded in. (When you select
AUTO, normally, the colour system is correctly set whenever the tape is
inserted.)
If your tape was recorded in
Set COLOR SYSTEM to
PAL
PAL/MESECAM
NTSC
NTSC
MESECAM
PAL/MESECAM
Basic Operations
During playback, press REPLAY up to four times. The VCR rewinds the
tape about 10 seconds on the counter for each press of the button, and
restarts playback.
To play an NTSC-recorded tape␣
Set NTSC PB at the rear of the VCR according to the colour system of your
TV.
If your TV is
Set NTSC PB to
PAL
ON PAL TV
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 3.58
continued
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Playing a tape (continued)
To use the time counter
At the point on the tape that you want to find later, press COUNTER RESET.
The counter in the display window resets to “0H00M00S.” Search for the
point afterwards by referring to the counter.
H
M
S
To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
Notes
• When you play back a tape recorded in the PAL or MESECAM colour system,
streaks may appear even if the COLOR SYSTEM switch is set to PAL/MESECAM.
If so, select the colour system, PAL or MESECAM in the PAL/MESECAM option of
the SET UP MENU (see page 62 for details).
• The counter resets to “0H00M00S” whenever a tape is reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion with no recording.
• If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL and NTSC systems, the time counter
reading will not be correct. This is due to the difference between the counting cycles
of the two video systems.
• Depending on your TV, the following may occur while playing an NTSC-recorded
tape:
– the picture is black and white,
– the picture shakes,
– no picture appears on the TV screen,
– black streaks appear horizontally on the TV screen,
– the colour density increases or decreases.
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Basic Operations
Turning on the VCR and TV, and starting playback
automatically (Trinitron TV Synchro Play)
You can only use this function if your TV is made by Sony (Trinitron TV).
How to connect to use this function
Connect the VCR and TV with the audio/video cable (see “To a TV that has
phono type audio/video input jacks” on page 9). Be sure to connect the
audio/video cable to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks on the TV if the TV has two
inputs or more. The TV must be placed where it will respond to the remote
commander while you are pointing it at the VCR.
Operation
Make sure that the TV’s power is in standby mode.
Press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY and hold the remote commander in
place for about two seconds.
The VCR and TV turn on, and the TV is set to the video channel. If there is a
tape in the VCR, playback starts automatically.
Basic Operations
Basic Operations
Notes
• If the Trinitron TV Synchro Play function does not work properly:
– Wait a few moments, and press the button again.
– Replace both of the batteries with new ones, and press the button again.
Note that this function may not operate some Sony TVs because of the remote
commander’s signal limitations.
• Do not press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY while playing back a video tape. If
you do so, the TV’s input source will momentarily switch to the TV’s tuner.
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Recording TV
programmes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TAPE SPEED
PROG +/–
r REC
1
2
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Basic Operations
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
3
• PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme position you want to
record.
SP
4
TAPE
SPEED
Press TAPE SPEED to select the tape speed (SP or LP for the PAL
colour system, and SP or EP for the NTSC colour system).
LP provides recording time twice as long as SP. EP provides
recording time three times as long as SP. However, SP produces
better picture and audio quality.
LP
REC
Basic Operations
5
Press r REC to start recording.
To stop recording
Press p STOP.
To check the remaining tape length (except for NTSC recorded tapes)
Press DISPLAY. The white bar indicates the approximate length of tape
remaining.
S
E
0 : 00 : 22
Remaining tape length
Time counter
continued
Basic Operations
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Recording TV programmes (continued)
To watch another TV programme while recording
1 If the TV is connected to the VCR using an audio/video cable, set the
TV to TV input. If the TV is connected to the VCR using only the aerial
cable, skip this step.
2
Select another programme position on the TV.
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the
safety tab as illustrated. To record on a tape
again, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Safety tab
Tips
• To select a programme position, you can use the programme number buttons on the
remote commander. For two-digit numbers, press the ? (ten’s digit) button
followed by the programme number buttons.
• You can select a video source from the LINE-1 IN or the LINE 2 IN jacks using the
INPUT SELECT button.
• The display appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the
information won’t be recorded on the tape.
• If you don’t want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV.
Note
• When you play back a tape recorded in the PAL or MESECAM colour system,
streaks may appear even if the COLOR SYSTEM switch is set to PAL/MESECAM.
If so, select the colour system PAL or MESECAM in the PAL/MESECAM option of
the SET UP MENU (see page 62 for details).
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Basic Operations
Recording TV
programmes
using G-CODE
Just enter the programme’s G-CODE
number listed in the TV programme
guide. The date, times and programme
position of that programme are set
automatically. You can preset up to
eight programmes at a time.
1
G-CODE
Press G-CODE.
CURSOR
>/./?//
G-CODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Programme
number
buttons
SET
0
TAPE SPEED
TIMER CLEAR
Basic Operations
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the total recording time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
u
(on/standby)
G-CODE
G-CODE No.
[ –– ––– –––– ]
SP / LP
[ SP ]
SET
: [0–9]
SP / LP : [ TAPE SPEED ]
continued
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Recording TV programmes using G-CODE (continued)
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
3
TAPE
SPEED
Press the programme number buttons to
enter the programme’s G-CODE number.
If you make a mistake, press TIMER
CLEAR and re-enter the correct number.
Press TAPE SPEED to select the tape
speed, SP or LP.
To set the EP mode for the NTSC colour
system, display “LP” in the tape speed
position.
4
• CURSOR
SET
Select ONCE, DAILY or WEEKLY by using
CURSOR ?//, then press SET:
To record
Select
Only once
ONCE
Everyday Monday to Friday
DAILY
Once a week
WEEKLY
G-CODE
G-CODE No.
[ 82 477 691– ]
• ONCE DAILY
SP / LP
[ SP ]
WEEKLY
SELECT : [ B b ]
CONFIRM : [ SET ]
CANCEL : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
G-CODE
G-CODE No.
[ 82 477 691– ]
• ONCE DAILY
SP / LP
[ LP ]
WEEKLY
SELECT : [ B b ]
CONFIRM : [ SET ]
CANCEL : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
G-CODE
G-CODE No.
SP / LP
[ 82 477 691– ]
[ LP ]
RECORDING TIME
DATE
START
STOP PROG
3 . 1 1 MON 2 0 : 0 0 2 2 : 0 0 5 8 LP
CANCEL
: [ TIMER CLEAR ]
The date, start and stop times, programme position, and tape speed
appear on the TV screen.
If the information is not correct, press TIMER CLEAR to cancel the
setting.
5
6
To enter another setting, repeat steps 1 to 4.
Press u to turn off the VCR.
•
The TIMER indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
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Basic Operations
To record satellite broadcasts
If you connect the satellite tuner and the VCR, you can record satellite
programmes.
1
2
Turn on the satellite tuner.
3
4
Follow the steps on pages 47 and 48.
On the satellite tuner, select the satellite programme for which you wish
to make a timer setting.
Keep the satellite tuner turned on until the VCR finishes recording the
satellite programme for which you have made a timer setting.
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press u. The TIMER
indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press u to reset
the VCR after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings.
Watch another TV programme.
Tip
• To cancel the procedure, press G-CODE before pressing SET.
Notes
• The G-CODE used in this VCR is for Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macao, etc.
and cannot be used in areas such as U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and U.K.
• If the VCR beeps repeatedly, this means that:
– The G-CODE number is incorrect.
– ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY was selected incorrectly. You cannot select DAILY or
WEEKLY for a programme that airs more than seven days ahead.
Basic Operations
Basic Operations
•
•
•
•
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Setting the timer
manually
u
(on/standby)
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
The VCR automatically starts and stops
recording TV programmes. You can
preset up to eight programmes at a time.
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the total recording time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT SELECT
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
• EXECUTE
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Basic Operations
Press MENU and select TIMER SET/
CHECK, then press EXECUTE.
TIMER SET / CHECK
DATE
START
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
2 5 . 1 0 SAT
STOP PROG
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
2
• CURSOR
Set the date, start and stop times,
programme position, and tape speed:
1 Press CURSOR / to select each item in
turn.
2 Press CURSOR >/. to set each item.
To correct a setting, press CURSOR ? to
return to that setting and reset.
TIMER SET / CHECK
START
DATE
1 9 . 11WED – : – –
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
2 5 . 1 0 SAT
STOP PROG
– : – – – – SP
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
To record the same programme every day or the same day every
week, press CURSOR . while the date is flashing. For details, see
“Daily/weekly recording” below.
To record from a source connected to the LINE-1 IN or the LINE 2
IN jacks, press INPUT SELECT to display “L1” or “L2” in the
“PROG” position.
3
Press CURSOR / to confirm the setting.
• CURSOR
5
• EXECUTE
•
Basic Operations
4
To enter another setting, move the cursor to the next line and repeat
step 2.
Press EXECUTE.
Press u to turn off the VCR.
The TIMER indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To record from other equipment, leave the connected equipment
switched on.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Daily/weekly recording
In step 2 above, press CURSOR . to select the recording pattern. Each time
you press CURSOR ., the indication changes as shown below. Press
CURSOR > to change the indication in reverse order.
the current date n SUN-SAT n MON-SAT n MON-FRI n EVERY SAT .....
n EVERY MON n EVERY SUN n 1 month later n (dates count down)
n the current date
continued
Basic Operations
51
Setting the timer manually (continued)
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press u. The TIMER
indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press u to reset
the VCR after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings.
Watch another TV programme.
Tips
• To set the programme position, you can also use the PROG +/– or programme
number buttons.
• To set the tape speed, you can also use the TAPE SPEED button.
• To record NTSC signals, set the tape speed to SP or EP. To set the EP mode, display
“LP” in the tape speed position.
Note
• “TIMER” flashes in the display window when you press u with no tape inserted.
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Basic Operations
Additional Operations
Playing/searching
at various speeds
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
7 FRAME
& SLOW
3/#
SEARCH
· PLAY
) FF
0 REW
Playback options
Operation
Fast-forward/rewind
During stop, press ) FF or 0 REW.
View the picture during fastforward or rewind
During fast-forward, hold ) FF down. During rewind,
hold 0 REW down.
Play at high speed
During playback or pause, press # SEARCH or
3 SEARCH. To change direction, press the other one.
Play in slow motion for
two minutes
During playback or pause, press & SLOW.
Play frame by frame
During pause, press 7 FRAME. Hold the button down to
play one frame each second.
Rewind to the beginning
of a tape and start play
During stop, hold 0 REW down on the VCR, and press
· PLAY on the VCR.
To resume normal playback
Press · PLAY.
continued
Additional Operations
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Playing/searching at various speeds (continued)
Using the CLICK SHUTTLE
ring
With the CLICK SHUTTLE ring on
the VCR you can operate a variety
of playback options.
CLICK SHUTTLE ring
During playback or pause, turn the CLICK SHUTTLE ring clockwise or
counterclockwise. Each change in the CLICK SHUTTLE ring position
changes the playback mode, and the corresponding mark appears on the TV
screen for a few seconds in the following way if the on-screen display
function is on.
Playback mode
Normal speed
Double speed
High speed
X2
Mark on the TV
screen
Slow motion
pause
Slow motion in
reverse
High speed in
reverse
Double speed in
reverse
Normal speed in
reverse
–X2
–X1
Tip
• Adjust the picture using TRACKING +/– on the VCR if:
– streaks appear while playing in slow motion.
– bands appear at the top or bottom while pausing.
– the picture shakes while pausing.
Notes
• The playback sound is muted during these operations.
• In the LP mode, noise may appear or there may be no colour.
• If the playback mode mark doesn’t appear on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
• The playback mode mark may shake while playing or searching at various speeds.
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Additional Operations
Recording TV
programmes
using the quick
timer
QUICK TIMER
After starting recording in the normal way, you can have the VCR stop
recording automatically after a specified duration.
1
While recording, press QUICK TIMER on the VCR once.
2
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes.
0:00
0:30
1:00
10:30
11:00
The duration decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops
recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set to the new duration.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Tip
• You can also set the quick timer and start recording during the stop mode.
Additional Operations
55
Checking/
changing/
cancelling timer
settings
u
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press u to turn on the VCR.
Press MENU, then select TIMER SET/CHECK:
• If you want to change a setting, go on to the
next step.
• If you do not need to change the settings,
press EXECUTE, then turn off the VCR to
return to recording standby.
3
TIMER CLEAR
TIMER SET / CHECK 2 5 . 1 0 SAT
DATE
START
STOP PROG
2 . 11 SUN 7 : 0 0
8 : 00
6 SP
4 . 11 TUE 2 1 : 0 0
0 : 0 0 5 0 LP
MON – SAT
1 2 : 1 2 1 3 : 0 0 2 7 LP
EVERY SUN 2 3 : 0 0
0 : 0 0 L 1 SP
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
Press CURSOR >/. to select the setting you want to change or cancel:
• To change the setting, press CURSOR ?// to select the item you
want to change, and press CURSOR >/. to reset it. Then, press
CURSOR / repeatedly until the cursor (z) appears at the beginning
of the line.
• To cancel the setting, press TIMER CLEAR.
4
Press EXECUTE.
If any settings remain, turn off the VCR to return to recording standby.
When the timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the second programme
starts recording only after the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the programme listed first in the menu
has priority.
Programme 1
20 seconds
Programme 2
Will be cut off
Programme 1
Programme 2
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20 seconds will be cut off
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
In ZWEITON (German stereo) system
This VCR automatically receives and records stereo and bilingual
programmes based on the ZWEITON system only when the SYSTEM (I, D/
K, B/G, or M) option in the TUNER PRESET menu is set to B/G. When a
stereo or bilingual programme is received, the STEREO indicator appears in
the display window.
To select bilingual sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
MAIN
L
Sub
SUB
R
Main and sub
MAIN/SUB
L, R
In NICAM system
This VCR receives and records stereo and bilingual programmes based on
the NICAM system (the NICAM indicator appears). When a stereo or
bilingual programme is received, the STEREO indicator appears in the
display window.
To record a NICAM programme, HIFI AUDIO in the SET UP MENU should
be set to NICAM (initial setting). To check the menu setting, see page 62 for
details.
To select the sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Stereo programme
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo
STEREO
STEREO
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
* Usually the mixed sound of left and right channels (monaural)
continued
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Recording stereo and bilingual programmes (continued)
Bilingual programme
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
MAIN
L
Sub
SUB
R
Main and sub
MAIN/SUB
L, R
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
* Usually the main sound (monaural)
Selecting the sound during playback
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Stereo programme
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo
STEREO
L, R
STEREO
Left channel
LCH
L, STEREO
Right channel
RCH
R, STEREO
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
* Usually the mixed sound of the left and right channels
Bilingual programme
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
MAIN
L, STEREO
Sub
SUB
R, STEREO
Main and sub
MAIN/SUB
L, R
STEREO
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
* Usually the main sound (monaural)
To check audio channel and sound level
You can check the audio channel and sound level visually with the
indicators in the display window.
6
3
0
-3
- 10
L
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dB
Sound level indicator
R
Right channel indicator
Left channel indicator
How sound is recorded on a video tape
The VCR records sound onto two separate tracks. Hi-fi audio is recorded
onto the main track along with the picture. Monaural sound is recorded
onto the normal audio track along the edge of the tape.
Stereo
Usually mixed left/
right channels
Normal audio track
(monaural)
Bilingual
Usually main sound
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound (left/
right channels)
Main (left channel)
Sub (right channel)
Notes
• To play a tape in stereo, you must use the AUDIO OUT connections.
• When you play a tape recorded in monaural, the sound is heard in monaural
regardless of the AUDIO MONITOR setting.
• If the AUDIO MONITOR button does not function, check that AUDIO MIX in the
SET UP MENU is set to OFF.
• If HIFI AUDIO is set to STD, the standard sound will be recorded on both the hi-fi
and normal audio tracks. Pressing AUDIO MONITOR will not change the sound.
Additional Operations
59
Searching with
the index
function
You can search for the start of a specific
passage or scene.
The VCR can search up to 99 index
signals ahead of or behind the current
position.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
=/+
INDEX
SEARCH
1
2
Insert an indexed tape into the VCR.
Press =/+ INDEX SEARCH repeatedly
to specify how many index signals ahead or
behind you want to search:
INDEX
SEARCH
8
• To search ahead, press + INDEX
SEARCH.
• To search backwards, press =INDEX
SEARCH.
The VCR starts searching and the index number on the TV screen
counts down to zero. Playback starts automatically from that point.
To stop searching
Press p STOP.
Note
• No index signal will be added when recording starts from recording pause.
However, an index signal will be marked if you change the channel during
recording pause.
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Additional Operations
Adjusting the picture
Adjusting the tracking
Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape
(the tracking indicator
flashes in the display window, then goes off),
distortion may occur if the tape was recorded in poor condition. If so,
manually adjust the tracking.
Press TRACKING +/– on the VCR to display the
tracking meter. The distortion should disappear as
indicator
you press one of the two buttons (the
lights up). To resume automatic tracking
adjustment, eject the tape and reinsert it.
NORMAL TRACKING
Tracking meter
About Adaptive Picture Control (APC)
Adaptive Picture Control (APC) automatically
improves recording and playback quality by
adjusting the VCR to the condition of the video
heads and tape. To maintain better picture quality,
we recommend that you set APC to ON in the SET
UP MENU (with the APC indicator in the display
window lit).
SET UP MENU
• ON
OFF
BUZZER
AUDIO MIX
ON • OFF
HIFI AUDIO
STD • NICAM
APC
• ON
OFF
PAL/MESECAM
• AUTO
PAL
MESECAM
SELECT
SET
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
APC playback
The APC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental
tapes and tapes that were not recorded with APC.
APC recording
Whenever you insert a tape and start recording for the first time, the VCR
adjusts to the tape using the APC function (the APC indicator flashes
rapidly). This adjustment is retained until the tape is ejected.
To deactivate the APC
Press MENU and select SET UP MENU, then set APC to OFF. The APC
indicator in the display window goes off.
Note
• There is a delay of a few seconds before the VCR actually starts recording while the
VCR analyses the tape. To avoid the delay, first set the VCR to recording pause (the
APC indicator flashes slowly) and press r REC to have the VCR analyse the tape
(the APC indicator flashes rapidly). After the APC indicator stops flashing, press
P PAUSE to start recording immediately. If you want to start recording quickly
without using the APC function, first set the VCR to recording pause (the APC
indicator flashes slowly) and press P PAUSE to start recording.
Additional Operations
61
Changing menu options
1
Press MENU, then select SET UP MENU.
SET UP MENU
BUZZER
• ON
OFF
AUDIO MIX
ON • OFF
HIFI AUDIO
STD • NICAM
APC
• ON
OFF
PAL/MESECAM
• AUTO
PAL
MESECAM
SELECT
SET
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
2
Press CURSOR >/. to select the option to change, then press CURSOR
?// to change the setting.
3
Press EXECUTE to return to the original screen.
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
Menu option
Set this option to
BUZZER
• ON to output a beep sound when all illogical operation is made.
• OFF to deactivate it.
AUDIO MIX
• ON to listen to the hi-fi and normal audio tracks at the same
time. The AUDIO MONITOR button will not function.
• OFF to listen to hi-fi and normal audio tracks separately. Select
the sound using the AUDIO MONITOR button.
For details, see page 59.
HIFI AUDIO
• STD to record standard sound on the hi-fi audio track.
• NICAM to record NICAM broadcasts on the hi-fi audio track.
For details, see page 57.
APC
• ON to switch on the APC (Adaptive Picture Control) function
and improve picture quality.
• OFF to switch off APC.
For details, see page 61.
PAL/MESECAM • AUTO to record/play back in the colour system selected
automatically. Normally, select AUTO.
• PAL to record/play back in the PAL colour system.
• MESECAM to record/play back in the MESECAM colour
system.
For details, see page 42.
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Additional Operations
Editing
Connecting to a VCR or stereo system
How to connect to record on this VCR
This VCR (Recorder)
TV
LINE 2 IN
Other VCR (Player)
LINE OUT
VMC-810MS audio/video cable
(not supplied)
: Signal flow
Tip
• You can also use the LINE-1 IN jacks instead.
Notes
• Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
• If the other VCR is a monaural type, connect the audio plug to the AUDIO L (white)
jack. The sound is recorded on both right and left channels. When connecting to
the AUDIO R (red) jack, the sound is recorded only on the right channel.
• If you connected this VCR to both the LINE IN and LINE OUT jacks of the other
VCR, select the input correctly to prevent a humming noise.
How to connect to a stereo system
Connect LINE 2 IN AUDIO on this VCR to the audio output jacks on the
stereo system, using the RK-C510KS audio cable (not supplied).
Editing
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Basic editing
(when recording on this VCR)
P PAUSE
Before you start editing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT to display “L2”
(or “L1”) in the display window.
• Press TAPE SPEED on the remote
commander to select the tape speed
(SP or LP for the PAL system, and SP
or EP for the NTSC system).
r REC
1
Insert a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other
(playback) VCR. Search for the point to start playback and set it to
playback pause.
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR.
Search for the point to start recording and press P PAUSE.
3
4
Press r REC on this VCR and set it to recording pause.
To start editing, press the P PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at the same
time.
To stop editing
Press the p STOP buttons on both VCRs.
Tips
• To edit more precisely, press the P PAUSE buttons on the VCRs to release pause.
• To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press P PAUSE on this VCR when an
unwanted scene begins. When it ends, press P PAUSE again to resume recording
(Assemble Editing).
Note
• If you start recording following the procedure above, the VCR won’t start recording
with the APC function. To record a tape with the APC function, press r REC again
during recording pause in step 3 so that the VCR analyses the tape. Then when you
start recording in step 4, press P PAUSE after the APC indicator stops flashing. If
you press P PAUSE before the APC indicator stops flashing, the APC function is
cancelled.
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Remedy
The ON/STANDBY switch
does not function.
• Connect the mains lead to mains securely.
The power is turned on but the
VCR does not operate.
• Moisture condensation occurs. Turn the power off,
unplug the mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for
over one hour.
The clock has stopped and
“–:– –” lights in the display
window.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than an hour. Reset the clock (and
timer).
The playback picture does not
appear on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you
are using a monitor, set it to video input.
The picture is not clear.
• Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons.
• Make sure the colour system is correctly set to the
system that the tape was recorded in.
• The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video
heads using the Sony V-25CL video head cleaning
cassette. If this cleaning cassette is not available in your
area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony
service facility (a standard service charge will be
required). Do not use a commercially available liquidtype cleaning cassette, as it may damage the video
heads.
• The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult
your local Sony service facility for more information.
Playback
Clock
Power
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your nearest Sony
service facility.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
• Normal picture
• Rough picture
initial
contamination
• Unclear picture
• No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
terminal
continued
Additional Information
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Symptom
Remedy
The picture rolls vertically
during picture search.
• Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor.
The picture has no sound.
• The tape is defective. Use a new tape.
The sound is unstable or has an
echo.
• When you play a tape with the same sound recorded
on both the hi-fi and normal sound tracks, make sure
the AUDIO MIX option in the SET UP MENU is set to
OFF.
No TV programmes appear
on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you
are using a monitor, set it to video input.
TV reception is poor.
• Adjust the TV aerial.
• Make sure SYSTEM, I, D/K, B/G, or M in the TUNER
PRESET menu is set to the system in your area.
The tape starts playing as soon
as it is inserted.
• The safety tab has been removed. To record on this
tape, cover the tab hole.
The tape is ejected when you
press r REC.
• Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Nothing happens when you
press r REC.
• Make sure the tape is not at its end.
• Select the correct source. Select a programme position
with the PROG +/– buttons when recording TV
programmes; select “L1” or “L2” with the INPUT
SELECT button when recording from other equipment.
The timer does not operate.
•
•
•
•
•
Timer recording
Recording
Playback
Troubleshooting (continued)
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Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a programme has been set for timer
recording.
• Make sure your timer settings have not already passed
the current time.
• Check that the satellite tuner is turned on.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than an hour. Reset the clock and
timer.
Others
Symptom
Remedy
A tape cannot be inserted.
• Check that a tape isn’t already in the tape
compartment.
The remote commander does
not function.
• Make sure you are pointing the remote commander
at the remote sensor on the VCR.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote commander
with new ones if they are weak.
• Make sure the TV / VIDEO remote control switch
is set correctly.
The tracking indicator does not
appear on the screen.
• The recording condition of the tape is very poor
and tracking cannot be adjusted, or the NTSC
system is being used.
The VCR needs to be cleaned.
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a dry,
soft cloth, or a soft cloth slightly moistened with a
mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
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Specifications
System
Supplied accessories
Channel coverage
VHF R1 to R12, E2 to E12, NZ1 to NZ11
UHF E21 to E69, R21 to R60
CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S41
RF output signal
UHF channels 21 to 69
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Audio/video cable (1)
Inputs and outputs
LINE-1 IN and LINE 2 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1 each)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (2 each)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
LINE-1 OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1 each)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jack (2 each)
Standard output: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
General
Power requirements
110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
27W
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Approx. 430 × 100 × 282 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 4.7 kg
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Additional Information
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Index to parts and controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Front panel
1 EASY SET UP button (14)
!¡ r REC button (45, 64)
2 ON/STANDBY switch/indicator
(11)
!™ CLICK SHUTTLE ring (54)
3 Multi system indicators (22)
4 INPUT SELECT button (51)
!£ P PAUSE button (41, 64)
!¢ QUICK TIMER button (55)
5 Tape compartment
!∞ PROGRAM/TRACKING +/–
buttons (45, 61)
6 6 EJECT button (41)
!§ COLOR SYSTEM switch (40)
7 0 REW button (41, 53)
!¶ LINE 2 IN VIDEO/AUDIO L/R
jacks (63)
8 ) FF button (41, 53)
9 · PLAY button (40)
!º p STOP button (41, 45)
!• RF CH SET button (11)
!ª Remote sensor (5)
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Display window
NICAM
RF I G K M
6
3
0
-3
- 10
TIMER
SP LP EP APC
L
H
S
dB
R
STEREO
1 Tape speed indicator (45)
8
2 Tape indicator
9 TV system indicator (12)
I/G/K/M
3 REC indicator
4 TIMER indicator (48, 51)
5 NICAM indicator (57)
6 APC indicator (61)
7 RF indicator (11)
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M
Additional Information
(Tracking) indicator (61)
!º Audio channel/sound level
indicator (58)
!¡ STEREO indicator (57)
!™ Time counter/clock/line/
programme position (42, 45)
Rear panel
1 Mains lead (8)
4 AERIAL IN connector (8)
2 LINE-1 IN AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (63)
5 NTSC PB switch (41)
3 AERIAL OUT connector (8)
6 LINE-1 OUT AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (9)
continued
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Remote commander
1 TV / VIDEO remote control switch
(5)
2 6␣ EJECT button (41)
3 Menu buttons (14)
MENU button
CURSOR >/./?// buttons
EXECUTE button
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
4 WIDE button (6)
5 TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY
button (43)
6 DISPLAY button (45)
7 COUNTER RESET button (42)
8 TIMER CLEAR button (48, 56)
9 QUICK TIMER button (55)
!º TAPE SPEED button (45)
!¡ r REC button (45)
!™ & SLOW button (53)
!£ 7 FRAME button (53)
!¢ REPLAY buttons (41)
!∞ =/+ INDEX SEARCH buttons
(60)
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!§ u␣ (on/standby) switch (14)
!¶ AUDIO MONITOR button (57)
!• TV/VIDEO button (for TV) (6)
!ª G-CODE button (47)
@º Programme number/? (ten’s
digit) buttons (46, 48)
@¡ SET button (48)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
@™ PROG +/– buttons (20, 45)
@£ VOL +/– buttons (for TV) (6)
@¢ P␣ PAUSE button (41)
@∞ 3/# SEARCH buttons (53)
@§ · PLAY button (40)
@¶ ) FF button (41, 53)
@• p STOP button (41)
@ª 0 REW button (41, 53)
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Additional Information
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Index
A, B
Accessories supplied 4
Adjusting
picture 23, 54, 61
tracking 54, 61
Aerial hookup 8
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 23
APC (Adaptive Picture
Control) 61
Audio track 59
AV connection 9
C
Cancelling timer settings 56
Changing timer settings 56
Cleaning the video
heads 65
Clock setting 38
Colour system
compatible colour
systems 2
setting 41
Connecting
to a stereo system 9
to a TV with an aerial
cable 8
to a TV with audio/
video jacks 9
Counter 42
D
Disabling programme
position 22, 37
Dubbing. See Editing
E, F
EASY SET UP 14
Editing 63
EP mode 45
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Additional
Information
G
R
G-CODE
recording 47
setting 32
Guide channel setting
up 32
Recording 44
bilingual
programmes 57
saving 46
stereo programmes 57
using G-CODE 47
while watching another
programme 46
Remote commander 5
H
Hi-fi audio track
59
I, J, K
Index searching 60
L
Language selecting 17
LP mode 45
M
Monitoring
during playback 58
during recording 57
S
Safety tab 46
Searching
at various speeds 53
using the index
function 60
SP mode 45
T, U, V, W, X, Y
Picture adjustment. See
Adjusting
Playback 40
at various speeds 53
slow motion 53
Presetting channels 18
Timer recording 50
cancelling timer
settings 56
changing timer
settings 56
checking timer
settings 56
daily/weekly
recording 51
overlapping timer
recordings 56
using G-CODE 47
Tracking adjustment. See
Adjusting
Trinitron TV Synchro
Play 43
Q
Z
N, O
NICAM broadcasts 57
Normal audio track 59
NTSC-recorded tapes 41
P
Quick timer
55
ZWEITON broadcasts
57