VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
OWNER’S GUIDE
VCR
POWER
CHANNE
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UME
TV
POWER
EJECT
MUTE
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CM SKIP
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QUICK
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PROGRAM
INPUT
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PLAY
VCR
TV
REW
FF
REC
STOP
X2
PAUSE
DISPLAY
INDEX
AUDIO
/VIDEO
ADJUST
MENU
CANCEL
ENTER
VCR/TV
SP/EP
ADJUST
MODEL HS-U448
This Video Cassette Recorder is based on the VHS format. Only video cassette tapes with the
mark may be used with this model.
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Special Features HS-U448
SMART:
♦Program Conflict
Warning
♦VHS Hi-Fi audio record/
playback
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FAST:
♦Alfa 500 Precision High
Speed Mechanism with
for 500x rewind/fast
forward speed
♦Rental XpressTM – Auto
rewind, eject and power
off for a fast movie
return
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EASY:
♦ViewPoint® Menu
Operating System
♦OTR2 Advanced One
Touch Recording with
delayed start time
♦Auto Clock Set
♦Front A/V input jacks
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, 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.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the product.
IMPORTANT:
RECORDING OF COPYRIGHTED TELEVISION PROGRAMS MAY VIOLATE COPYRIGHT LAW.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED
TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER:
THIS REMINDER IS PROVIDED TO CALL THE CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER’S ATTENTION TO SECTION
820-40 OF THE NEC WHICH PROVIDES GUIDELINES FOR PROPER GROUNDING AND, IN PARTICULAR,
SPECIFIES THAT THE CABLE GROUND SHALL BE CONNECTED TO THE GROUNDING SYSTEM OF THE
BUILDING, AS CLOSE TO THE POINT OF CABLE ENTRY AS PRACTICAL.
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SHORTCUTS
To connect your VCR, go to page 4.
To play a tape, go to page 9.
To record a program, go to page 18.
To learn about Advanced Features, go to page 32.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ................. 2
Editing Features ..................................... 30
Hooking Up Your VCR ........................... 4
Using Two VCRs to Copy ................... 30
Playback ................................................. 9
Advanced Features ................................ 32
Setting Up Your VCR ............................. 12
Selecting the On-screen Language .... 12
Memorizing Channels Automatically ... 13
Adding and Deleting Channels ........... 14
Setting the Clock ................................ 15
Recording ............................................... 18
Recording a Current Broadcast .......... 18
OTR .................................................... 19
2
Advanced Playback Controls .............. 32
Searching Techniques ........................ 34
Displaying Time Gauge, Remaining Time,
Current Time ................................. 38
Customize Choices Menu ................... 39
Advanced Options .............................. 42
Location of Controls ............................... 44
Important Information ............................. 47
OTR ................................................... 20
Trouble Checks ...................................... 48
Using Audio and Video Functions ....... 21
Specifications ......................................... 50
Timer Recording ..................................... 24
Index ...................................................... 50
Conventional VCR Timer Recording ... 24
Quick Program .................................... 26
Warranty ................................................. 53
Timer Recording Hints ........................ 27
1
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Please read all these instructions carefully regarding your VCR before you begin operating it.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the VCR. Thank you.
1 Read Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before
the product is operated.
2 Retain Instructions
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3 Heed Warnings
All warnings on the product and
in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
4 Follow Instructions
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5 Cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for
cleaning.
6 Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the product
manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
7 Water and Moisture
Do not use this product near water — for example, near a bath
tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement,
or near a swimming pool, and the
like.
8 Accessories
Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious injury
to a child or adult, and serious
damage to the product. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the
product. Any mounting of the
product should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and
should use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
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9
A product and cart combination
should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause
the product and
cart combination
to overturn.
10 Ventilation
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation
and to ensure reliable operation
of the product and to protect it
from overheating, and these
openings must not be blocked or
covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the
product on a bed, sofa, rug, or
other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a
built-in installation such as a
bookcase or rack unless proper
ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have
been adhered to.
11 Power Sources
This product should be operated
only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the
type of power supply to your
home, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
For products intended to operate from battery power, or other
sources, refer to the operating instructions.
12 Grounding or Polarization
This product is equipped with a
polarized alternating-current line
plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug
will fit into the power outlet only
one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert
the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized
plug.
13 Power-Cord Protection
Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention
to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the product.
14 Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable
system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static
charges.
Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with regard
to proper grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of
antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding
electrode.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
NEC – NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
15 Lightning
For added protection for this
product during a lightning storm,
or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
16 Power Lines
An outside antenna system
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should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching such
power lines or circuits as contact
with them might be fatal.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can
result in fire risk or electric shock.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind
into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this product from the wall
outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
(a) When the power-supply cord
or plug is damaged.
(b) If liquid has been spilled, or
objects have fallen into the
product.
(c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
(d) If the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will
often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
(e) If the product has been
dropped or damaged in any
way.
(f) When the product exhibits a
distinct change in performance – this indicates a
need for service.
21 Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement
parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
22 Safety Check
Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that
the product is in proper operating condition.
23 Heat
The product should be situated
away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
CONDENSATION
Leave the VCR on, without a tape in
it, for 2 hours if the VCR has been
exposed to sudden changes in temperature. Sudden temperature
changes cause moisture to form on
the metal parts inside the VCR. This
moisture can cause the tape to stick
and damage the head. Leaving the
VCR on for a 2 hour period will dry
the inside of the VCR.
PROTECT THE POWER CORD
Do not damage the power cord.
Damage to the power cord may
cause a fire or shock hazard. When
unplugging the power cord, please
hold it by the plug and remove it
carefully.
DO NOT PLACE HEAVY
OBJECTS ON THE RECORDER
Heavy objects placed on the recorder will cause damage.
WHEN NOT IN USE
When you finish operating the recorder, always unload the cassette
and turn OFF the VCR POWER.
CARE OF THE VIDEO
CASSETTE TAPES
• Avoid violent vibration or shock.
• Do not place in a location where
strong magnetic fields exist (near
a motor, transformer or magnet).
• Never place or store in direct sunlight.
• Avoid dusty places.
• Place the cassette in the cassette
case and store vertically.
• Never store tape in a high humidity location.
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested 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 and used 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, try to correct the interference by one or more of these
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a different circuit than the receiver is connected
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment. If necessary, consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for additional suggestions. You may find this booklet prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This booklet is available
from the US Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
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Hooking Up Your VCR
Unpacking Your VCR
As you unpack your new VCR, please make sure the following items are included:
• Remote control
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3
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5
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• 2 "AA" size batteries
• 1 Coaxial cable
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IMPORTANT
Never place any heavy objects on top of the VCR. Do not place
the VCR on top of the television as the surface may not be stable.
Choosing a Hookup
The connections shown in this book are general. Individual televisions and stereo systems can vary from
those shown here. The first diagrams show connections for common equipment. Then, if you are
connecting equipment such as a Home Theater receiver, you will also use those diagrams after you have
connected the common equipment.
IMPORTANT
To maximize your system for its best performance, your dealer
can help you customize these hookups and sell you any
additional connection accessories that may be necessary to
match your particular equipment and antennas.
1
Make a list of each piece of equipment that you want to hook up.
2
If you are connecting several pieces of equipment, you may be using more than one of these diagrams.
Using your list, find EACH of the diagrams you will need to connect all of your equipment. For
example, to hook up this VCR, a TV, a cable box, and a Home Theater receiver, you will use Cable
System with Cable Box, and Connecting a Home Theater receiver.
3
If your TV has audio and video inputs, use the diagrams on page 7 in addition to the connections on
page 5 or 6.
4
Hooking Up Your VCR
IMPORTANT
You must use one of the connections shown on page 5 and 6 in order to record television or cable
programs.
VCR Rear Panel
IN
OUT
Connect VCR ANTENNA OUT to
the TV’s Antenna jacks (varies by
TV).
3
If your TV has audio video inputs,
continue with the connections on
page 7. If not, plug in power cords
of VCR and TV.
Cable System with
Cable Box
Optional 300 Ohm to 75 Ohm
Matching Transformer
OR
Optional
UHF/VHF
Splitter
UHF
OR
VHF/UHF
Optional UHF/VHF Combiner
VHF
TV Rear Panel
Cable Box Rear Panel
OUT
Connecting Cable and Cable Box,
if all channels are scrambled
1
Connect cable from wall outlet to CABLE
IN on the cable box.
2
Connect OUT (or OUT TO TV) on the
cable box to ANTENNA IN on the VCR.
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2
supplied
coaxial cable
x
Connect antenna or cable from wall
outlet to ANTENNA IN of the VCR.
OR
x
Connecting Antenna or Cable
1
From Antenna or
Cable wall outlet
ANTENNA
x
Antenna or Cable
System without
Cable Box
IN
From Cable
wall outlet
coaxial cable provided
by cable company
ANTENNA
IN
3
Connect ANTENNA OUT on the VCR to
the TV’s antenna jacks (varies by TV).
4
If your TV has audio video inputs,
continue with the connections on page 7.
If not, plug in power cords of VCR, TV,
and cable box.
If your cable company scrambles all of its
channels, you cannot record one channel
while watching another.
If your cable company only requires the use
of a cable box for some channels, connect
the cable box as shown on the next page.
OUT
VCR Rear Panel
supplied coaxial cable
UHF
OR
VHF/UHF
VHF
TV Rear Panel
IMPORTANT
Your TV Owner’s Guide may have additional suggestions for antenna/cable hookups.
If your TV has more than one antenna jack, ask your Mitsubishi dealer for advice on additional
accessories.
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Hooking Up Your VCR
Connecting Cable and Cable Box, if only some channels are scrambled
1
You will need a cable splitter, five lengths of
coaxial cable, and a cable A/B switch.
2
Connect cable from wall outlet to IN terminal
on the cable splitter.
3
Connect the coaxial cable to OUT terminal on
the cable splitter and A-IN on the A/B switch.
4
Connect the second coaxial cable to the
other OUT terminal on the splitter and IN (or
CABLE) on the cable box.
5
Connect the third coaxial cable to the OUT
or TV on the cable box and B-IN on the A/B
switch.
6
Connect the fourth coaxial cable to OUT
terminal on the A/B switch and ANTENNA
IN on the VCR.
7
Connect the fifth coaxial cable to the
ANTENNA OUT on the VCR to the TV’s
ANTENNA jacks (varied by TV).
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If your TV has audio and video inputs,
continue with the connections on the next
page. If not, plug in power cords of VCR,
TV, and cable box.
This connection will allow you to watch one nonscrambled channel while you record another
non-scrambled channel.
With this connection, you should set the A/B
switch to A to record a non-scrambled channel.
You may watch the same channel or any other
non-scrambled channel at the same time.
To record a scrambled channel, set the switch to
B, select your cable output channel (usually 3 or
4) on the VCR and select the channel you wish
to record on the cable box. At this time your TV
will not be able to show any other channel.
IMPORTANT
With this connection, you cannot:
• record a scrambled channel and watch
a non-scrambled channel at the same
time.
• record a non-scrambled channel and
watch a scrambled channel at the same
time.
• record one scrambled channel and
watch a different scrambled channel.
Splitter
A/B Switch
B
OUT
IN
Cable box
VCR Rear Panel
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
supplied coaxial cable
UHF
OR
VHF
TV Rear Panel
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VHF/UHF
IN
OUT OUT
A
From Cable
wall outlet
Hooking Up Your VCR
Connections to TV with Audio Video Inputs
Because you purchased a Hi-Fi VCR, you will
want to take advantage of its superior sound
capability and connect it to a stereo TV system
with audio and video inputs. This connection
also helps maintain the best picture quality.
Connect the red and white audio cable to
AUDIO OUT R (right) and AUDIO OUT L
(left) on the VCR. Connect the other end to
the TV’s AUDIO INPUT RIGHT and AUDIO
INPUT LEFT. Match the colors of the
connectors to the cables.
2
Connect the yellow video cable to VIDEO
OUT on VCR. Connect the other end to
VIDEO INPUT on the TV.
3
Set the RF Converter to OFF. See page 40
for instructions on this setting, which can be
done at a later time.
Your TV Owner’s Guide may have
additional suggestions for audio/video
hookups.
To connect your VCR to a mono (nonstereo) TV, connect only the white
AUDIO OUT L of the VCR and the white
AUDIO INPUT of the TV. Since the TV
is not stereo, you cannot take advantage
of your VCR’s Hi-Fi stereo sound.
If you have an older TV without audio
video inputs, simply connect only the
antenna or cable as shown on page 5 or
6.
VCR Rear Panel
R
AUDIO
OUT
R
Red
L
L
White
Yellow
VIDEO
OUT
L
TV Rear Panel
R
1
IMPORTANT
You may need to purchase an audio/
video cable for this hookup.
R
Yellow White
Red
INPUT-1
INPUT-2
OUTPUT
MONITOR/TUNER
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L (MONO)
R
AUDIO
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Hooking Up Your VCR
Connections to Home Theater Receiver
You may wish to connect your VCR to a Home
Theater Receiver so that you can take
advantage of the Surround Sound audio
recordings that are common with many movies.
Home Theater Receivers often will control both
the sound that is heard from the speakers and
the picture shown on your TV. Below is the
basic connection between your VCR and Home
Theater Receiver. If you use this connection,
you will not use Connections to TV with Audio
Video Inputs.
1
2
Connect a yellow video cable to VIDEO OUT
on the VCR. Connect the other end to the
VCR 1 VIDEO INPUT on the Home Theater
Receiver.
3
Connect a yellow video cable to the
MONITOR OUT of the Home Theater
Receiver. Connect the other end to the
VIDEO INPUT on the back of the TV.
4
See your Home Theater Receiver Owner’s
Guide for information concerning audio
connection between TV and Home Theater
Receiver, or additional hookups and
operations.
Connect the red and white audio cables to
AUDIO OUT R and AUDIO OUT L on the
VCR. Connect the other end to the VCR 1
AUDIO INPUT R and AUDIO INPUT L on
the Home Theater Receiver.
IMPORTANT
You may need to purchase two sets of
audio/video cables for this hookup.
TV Rear Panel
INPUT 1
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L (MONO)
AUDIO
Yellow
Home Theater Receiver Rear Panel
VCR 1
VIDEO
OUT
VCR2
IN
OUT
MONITOR
IN
OUT
Yellow
Yellow
AUDIO
L
L
White
L
R R
OUT
IN
VCR 1
R
OUT
IN
VCR 2
IN
TV
R
Red
VCR Rear Panel
R
AUDIO
OUT
R
Red
L
L
White
Yellow
8
VIDEO
OUT
R
Playback
Setting Up Your VCR
The first thing you need to do is set up your VCR so that you can
see the picture coming from the VCR. It’s important to take a few
minutes to set up your VCR correctly before you try to use it.
Based on the type of TV that you have, choose one of the following:
TV with Audio/Video Inputs
1
Turn on your TV and switch it to the correct external input.
For most Mitsubishi TVs, this means pressing the TV’s INPUT
button until you see the words Ext-1 or Input-1 on the screen.
If you do not have a Mitsubishi TV, please refer to your TV
Owner’s Guide for this procedure.
2
Turn the VCR on by pressing POWER.
3
You are now watching the VCR’s picture. To go back to
viewing the picture from the TV, press the TV’s INPUT button
to go back to the previous ANTENNA input position.
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3
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6
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Later, you should turn the RF converter OFF by following
instructions on page 40.
If your system includes a home theater receiver or an A/V
receiver, refer to your home theater receiver’s owner’s guide.
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VCR/TV
TV without Audio/Video Inputs
If your TV does not have separate audio/video inputs, then your
VCR will need to convert the VCR’s picture to channel 3 or 4.
This is called the video channel. The factory has already selected
channel 3; however, if it is a broadcast channel in your area, then
you will need to change this to channel 4. To make this change:
set up
1 To choose channel 4: with the VCR power OFF, press
CHANNEL ª and REC SPEED on the front panel at the
same time. CH4 will display on the front panel and the VCR
will send signals on channel 4.
If needed, to return to channel 3: with the VCR turned OFF,
press CHANNEL º and REC SPEED on the front panel at
the same time. CH3 will display.
POWER
REC SPEED
SP/EP
CHANNEL
2 Turn the VCR on by pressing POWER.
operating
3 Check to see if the VCR light on the front panel display is lit. If
it is not, press VCR/TV on the remote control until the VCR light
appears on the front panel. This light must be on when you
watch a video tape or use the VCR menus. The VCR light will
turn on automatically when you play a tape or use the VCR
menus when the RF converter is set to ON. See page 40.
4
Turn on the TV and change the TV to the video channel (3 or
4). You are now watching the VCR’s picture.
To watch a channel that is different than the channel your VCR is
recording, the VCR light must be off. The VCR/TV button turns
this light on and off.
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Playback
Operating Your Remote Control
Installing the Batteries
1
To remove the back cover, press the ridged area gently, then
push the cover in the direction of the arrow and lift.
2
Load the batteries, making sure the polarities (+) and (–) are
correct. This is marked inside the battery compartment.
Next, you need to tell the remote control to operate the VCR, not
the TV.
Operating the VCR with the Remote Control
The HS-U448 has two VCR remote control operational settings:
VCR-A and VCR-B. The HS-U448 is pre-set to VCR-A setting.
See page 43 for information about VCR operational setting.
1
Set the VCR/TV slide switch on the remote control to VCR
position. This “tells” the remote that you want to control the
VCR.
Loading a Tape
Tapes can be loaded into your VCR as long as the VCR is plugged
in. Even when the VCR POWER is off, loading a tape will
automatically turn the VCR on. Use only tapes that have a
label.
1
Hold the tape so that the long narrow edge with the contents
label faces you. The other edge is hinged and should face the
VCR. The plastic window that shows the videotape should
face up.
2
Gently insert the tape evenly into the cassette slot until the
VCR automatically takes it in.
CORRECT
INCORRECT
If the VCR will not automatically take the tape in, press EJECT and
try again.
Your VCR will eject the tape if it is loaded improperly. If the VCR
ejects the tape; remove the tape, check to see that the contents
label is facing you, that the geared tape reels are facing down, wait
a few seconds, and try again.
Playing a Tape
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PLAY
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Press PLAY on the front panel or the remote control.
The VCR will automatically play the tape at the correct speed.
When the VCR reaches the end of the tape, it will automatically
rewind to the beginning of the tape and stop.
You can stop playing by pressing STOP.
10
1
STOP
STOP
PLAY
Playback
Using Basic Playback Controls
Rewinding a tape
While the tape is stopped, press REW on the remote control or on
the front panel.
Fast forwarding a tape
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
FF
REW
While the tape is stopped, press FF on the remote control or on the
front panel.
PAUSE
Speed Search with picture
REW
FF
While the tape is playing press FF for forward speed search with
picture or press REW for reverse speed search. See page 34 for
additional information on searching techniques.
Pausing a tape
While the tape is playing, press PAUSE on the remote control or on
the front panel to freeze the picture on the screen.
PAUSE
CHANNEL
Press PAUSE a second time to return to normal play.
If you leave the VCR in pause for more than 5 minutes, the VCR
will automatically stop to prevent damage to the tape.
Controlling the Vibration During Still Frame
If the picture vibrates during still frame, press the CHANNEL ª or
º on the front panel until the picture is steady.
Unloading a Tape
1
2
Press EJECT on the front panel or on the remote control. If the
VCR POWER is off, the VCR will turn on, eject the tape, then
turn off.
EJECT
Remove the tape.
Using repaired tapes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
We recommend that you take any broken or torn tapes to a
professional for repair. If you repair a torn tape with improper
materials, you could damage your VCR when you play the tape.
EJECT
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Setting Up Your VCR
Your VCR comes with Mitsubishi’s exclusive
onscreen operating system. This system has been developed to
simplify the operation of your VCR with clear, easy-to-understand
language and design.
Before your VCR can receive television channels or you can
program your VCR to record, you need to memorize all of the
channels you can receive into your VCR and set the clock.
Fortunately, your VCR makes this an easy process with our menu
system.
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Press to
Cancel
Press to
Enter
CANCEL
ENTER
When using the on-screen menus, use the ADJUST buttons to
move the highlight bar up or down and to change the setting of
selected features. Press the ENTER button to enter a selection or
adjustment. Press the CANCEL button to cancel or clear a setting.
ADJUST
Press to
Select
Selecting the On-screen Language
ADJUST
You can set your VCR to display on-screen messages, menus, and
functions in English or Spanish. You will do this the first time you
use the menus or set any audio and video functions.
1
Make sure you are viewing the picture coming from your VCR.
Press MENU on the remote control. If this is the first time the
menus have been used, you will see the menu for selecting the
on-screen language.
Select Language
ƒEnglish
ƒEspañol
2
Press ADJUST buttons on the remote control to highlight the
desired language.
3
Press ENTER on the remote control. The menu will change to
the VCR Main Menu.
4
Press MENU to exit the menus.
IMPORTANT
The Select Language menu is unique. While all other
menus can be accessed at almost any time, the Select
Language menu will not automatically appear again after it
is first set. To see the Select Language menu, press the
POWER button for about 8 seconds, then follow the
procedure above. The Select Language menu will also
appear after an extended power failure.
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∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
Setting Up Your VCR
Memorizing Channels Automatically
Using this process, your VCR will automatically memorize all of the
television stations available to you. You can later get rid of
unwanted or unused stations.
A special note to cable box
subscribers
If your local cable company scrambles some or all stations,
and/or requires you to use a cable box, then your ability to
memorize channels would normally be limited. The cable
box receives all of your channels, then sends only one to
your TV and your VCR, usually on channel 3 or 4.
If your cable box or cable system seems incompatible
with your new VCR, call your cable company. They may
be able to provide solutions to your problems.
1
Set the VCR’s input to tuner. To do this, press INPUT on the
remote control until a channel number appears on the screen.
2
Press MENU on the remote control. VCR Main Menu comes
up. If First Time Set-Up is not highlighted, use the ADJUST
buttons on the remote to highlight it.
3
Press ENTER. First Time Set-Up menu will appear. Press the
ADJUST buttons to select Memorize channels. Press ENTER.
IMPORTANT
If you are playing back a tape or receiving a video signal
from an external input, Not available will flash and an error
message will appear. To correct this, stop the tape or turn
off the menus and switch the VCR’s input to tuner.
4
5
ªVCR Main Menu
Your choices are:
¬Program to record
√Customize choices
ƒFirst Time Set-Up
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
ƒFirst Time Set-Up
Your choices are:
≈Set the clock
∆Memorize channels
«Add/delete channels
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
You will see the menu for sources connected to the VCR.
Using the list below as a reference, press the ADJUST buttons
to select the kind of antenna you connected.
• Cable if you are using any cable combination, including a
cable box with an A/B switch
• Indoor/outdoor ant. if you use rabbit ears type or roof
mounted type antennas
After you have selected, press ENTER.
∆Memorize channels
What type of sources are
connected to the VCR?
’Cable
”Indoor/outdoor ant.
An on-screen message will show you that the VCR is
memorizing the stations you can receive. You can cancel the
memorization at any time by pressing CANCEL. After the VCR
has memorized all the channels, the screen will return to the
VCR’s picture.
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
IMPORTANT
Automatic channel memorizing may include vacant
channels if there are stray signals or noise on those
channels. If this occurs, you can manually delete the
channels using the procedure in the section Adding and
Deleting Channels.
∆Memorize channels
Now memorizing all the
stations you can receive
Channel
3
Stand by this may take
a few minutes To cancel memorization,
press CANCEL
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Setting Up Your VCR
Adding and Deleting Channels
If necessary, you can manually add or delete channels after you
have completed the automatic channel memorizing.
1
Make sure that video mute is ON. See page 39.
2
Set the VCR’s input to tuner. To do this, press INPUT on the
remote control until a channel number appears on the screen.
3
Press MENU on the remote control. VCR Main Menu appears.
4
Press the ADJUST buttons on the remote control to select First
Time Set-Up. Press ENTER.
5
You will see the First Time Set-Up menu. Press the ADJUST
buttons to select Add/delete channels. Press ENTER.
IMPORTANT
If you are playing back a tape or receiving a video signal
from an external input, then Not available will flash onscreen. To correct this, stop the tape or turn off the menus
and switch the VCR’s input to tuner.
6
7
You will see the screen for adding or deleting channels. Use
the ADJUST buttons to select the channel that you want to add
or delete. Press ENTER to add the channel; press CANCEL to
delete it.
«Add/delete channels
Channel
Selecting a Channel
Now that you have memorized channels, and added or deleted
some, you will want to be able to select channels. If you have not
yet memorized channels, see page 13, Memorizing Channels
Automatically.
Antenna/Cable selections
Your VCR can receive
indoor/outdoor antenna
VHF/UHF channels 2–69
cable antenna
cable channels 1–125
If you try to select a channel number that the VCR cannot receive,
the VCR will not change channels.
selecting channels sequentially
Press CHANNEL on the remote control or on the VCR front panel.
This will cycle through the channels in sequential numerical order.
selecting channels directly
Use the number buttons on the remote control. For example, to
choose channel 23, press 2-3.
To select a single digit channel, such as channel 5; press 5. You
can also press 5, then press ENTER.
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Not in memory
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to add
† ∑ ππADJUST to select ≠πππππCANCEL to delete
When you are finished adding or deleting channels, press
MENU three times to exit the menus.
IMPORTANT
If you use automatic memorizing again, you will lose all of the
manual changes you made. All of the channels you deleted will
be added; all of the channels you added will be deleted.
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ƒFirst Time Set-Up
Your choices are:
≈Set the clock
∆Memorize channels
«Add/delete channels
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
Setting Up Your VCR
Setting the Clock
You have to set the clock using either Setting the Auto Clock or
Setting the Clock Manually before you can program your VCR to
record.
Setting the Auto Clock
Your VCR can set the clock automatically by picking up a time
signal which some TV and cable channels transmit with their
broadcasts. Most PBS stations send this signal; however, this
function works only if a channel in your area is broadcasting a time
signal. If you don’t receive this signal, set the clock manually.
1
Press MENU on the remote control. VCR Main Menu will
appear.
2
Press the ADJUST buttons to select First Time Set-Up. Press
ENTER. The First Time Set-Up menu will appear. Use the
ADJUST buttons to select Set the clock. Press ENTER.
ƒFirst Time Set-Up
Your choices are:
≈Set the clock
∆Memorize channels
«Add/delete channels
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
3
You will see the Set the clock menu. Auto Clock set will be
highlighted. Press the ADJUST buttons to select ON.
4
Turn the VCR off to activate the auto clock setting function.
≈Set the clock
The VCR will search for a channel that carries a time signal, then
set your time zone and daylight saving time. If there are only a few
channels in your area that carry time signals, it may take about 30
minutes to complete. If you turn the VCR on before the correct
time displays, the auto clock setting will be cancelled. See if the
clock has been set on the front panel display on the VCR.
ƒAuto Clock set
ON
OFF
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
If the VCR displays the wrong time, the time zone setting may not
be correct. To adjust this, follow the steps in If the VCR displays
the wrong time. (See the next page.)
IMPORTANT
The auto clock function will activate whenever you turn off
the VCR and at 3:00 am, when the VCR power is off. If
you use a cable box, make sure that you leave the cable
box on and tuned to the local PBS station to activate the
auto clock function.
After a power failure, the VCR will automatically set the
clock again. (If you have set the Auto Clock set setting of
the Set the clock menu to OFF, the auto clock function will
not work.)
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Setting Up Your VCR
If the VCR displays the wrong time
1
Follow the procedure on the previous page to step 3. Then
press ENTER.
2
You will see the Set the clock menu. Channel will be
highlighted. If you know the channel that carries a time signal,
press the ADJUST buttons to enter the channel. Most PBS
stations broadcast a time signal. For fastest response, enter
your local PBS station. If you don’t know it, leave the channel
setting at AUTO. Press ENTER.
≈Set the clock
ƒChannel
(065)
ƒTime zone
(AUTO)
ƒDaylight savings
(AUTO)
To activate Auto Clock,
turn off the VCR.
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
3
Time zone will be highlighted. Press the ADJUST buttons to
select the time zone of your area. Available time zones are:
Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, and
Hawaii. Press ENTER.
≈Set the clock
ƒChannel
(065)
ƒTime zone
(Eastern )
ƒDaylight savings
(AUTO)
To activate Auto Clock,
turn off the VCR.
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
4
Daylight savings will be highlighted. Press the ADJUST
buttons to select AUTO, ON or OFF. If you follow daylight
saving time, select ON. If not, select OFF. If you select AUTO,
the VCR automatically sets the daylight saving time.
5
To activate the auto clock function, turn off the VCR.
Setting the Clock Manually
≈Set the clock
ƒChannel
(065)
ƒTime zone
(Eastern )
ƒDaylight savings
(AUTO)
To activate Auto Clock,
turn off the VCR.
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
Skip this section if your VCR has set the clock correctly using the
auto clock function.
1
Press MENU on the remote control. You will see the VCR Main
Menu.
2
Press the ADJUST buttons to select First Time Set-Up. Press
ENTER. First Time Set-Up menu will appear. Press the
ADJUST buttons to select Set the clock. Press ENTER.
3
You will see the Set the clock menu. Auto Clock set will be
highlighted. Press the ADJUST buttons to select OFF. Press
ENTER.
≈Set the clock
ƒAuto Clock set
ON
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
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OFF
Setting Up Your VCR
4
Daylight savings will be highlighted. Press the ADJUST
buttons to select ON or OFF. If you are currently following
daylight savings, select ON. Otherwise, select OFF. Press
ENTER.
≈Set the clock
ƒDaylight savings
ON
ƒMonth
--
ƒYear
--
ƒDate
--
ƒTime
--:--Ł
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
OFF
5
Press the ADJUST buttons until the correct month appears on
screen. Press ENTER.
6
Press the ADJUST buttons to set the current year. Press
ENTER.
≈Set the clock
ƒDaylight savings
ON
OFF
ƒMonth
March
ƒYear
2002
ƒDate
1 Friday
ƒTime
12:00pmŁ
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
7
Press the ADJUST buttons to set the date. Press ENTER.
8
The hour numbers and the am/pm indicator will be blinking.
Press the ADJUST buttons to set the hour and am/pm at the
same time. Pressing ADJUST + moves the clock forward;
pressing ADJUST – moves the clock backward. Press ENTER.
9
Press the ADJUST buttons to set the minutes. When you have
set the correct time, press ENTER. First Time Set-Up menu
will appear, and the clock will start running.
≈Set the clock
ƒDaylight savings
ON
OFF
ƒMonth
March
ƒYear
2002
ƒDate
18 Monday
ƒTime
12:00pmŁ
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
≈Set the clock
ƒDaylight savings
ON
OFF
ƒMonth
March
ƒYear
2002
ƒDate
18 Monday
ƒTime
7:00pmŁ
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
10 Press MENU three times to exit the menus.
You can adjust the daylight saving time manually. When Daylight
savings is highlighted, press the ADJUST buttons to select ON or
OFF.
If you select ON, the VCR will set the clock forward one hour.
If you select OFF, the VCR will set the clock back one hour.
IMPORTANT
At any time that you adjust this setting, check your
programmed recordings to be sure they are set to the
correct times.
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Recording
Your new VCR offers a wide variety of recording options that take
full advantage of our advanced electronics. First, you can learn
how to record a current broadcast. Then, in another section of this
book called Timer Recording, you can learn how to program your
VCR to record at a later time and day.
Recording a Current Broadcast
To record a TV program that is currently playing:
1
Load a tape with its erasure prevention tab intact into the VCR.
2
Set the speed at which you would like to record by pressing
SP/EP on the remote control or REC SPEED on the front
panel. The selected speed will be displayed on the TV screen.
3
Set the VCR’s input to tuner by pressing INPUT until a channel
number is shown on-screen. If L1 or L2 appears, continue to
press INPUT until a channel number appears.
4
Select the channel you wish to record by pressing CHANNEL
on the remote control or on the front panel or the number
buttons on the remote. If you are using a cable box, select
channel 3 or 4 on the VCR, and change the channel on the
cable box, not on the VCR. Additionally, if you are using an A/B
switch, remember to set the switch to the correct position.
5
CHANNEL
REC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT
STOP
PAUSE
SP/EP
Press REC on the remote or REC/˙
REC LENGTH on the
front panel.
Recording will start. When the VCR reaches the end of the tape, it
will automatically rewind to the beginning of the tape and stop.
• You can stop recording at any time by pressing STOP or
PAUSE on the remote or on the front panel.
• To resume recording from STOP, press REC.
• To resume recording from PAUSE, press PAUSE.
You cannot use REC/˙
REC LENGTH on the front panel to
resume recording from PAUSE.
REC SPEED
SP/EP
CHANNEL
STOP
REC
IMPORTANT
If you pause the VCR for more than five minutes, recording
will stop automatically to protect the tape.
If you record in extended play (EP), you will only be able to
play the tape on a VCR equipped for EP play, such as this
one.
If you attempt to record on a tape that has had its erasure
prevention tab removed, the VCR will eject it. To record
over such a tape, simply place a piece of vinyl tape over
the opening.
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Erasure prevention tab
Recording
Using One-Touch Recording (OTR)
One-Touch Recording (OTR) is a way to begin recording immediately, and have your VCR stop recording and turn off automatically
after your show is over.
1
Load a tape with its erasure prevention tab intact into the VCR.
2
Set the speed at which you would like to record by pressing
SP/EP on the remote control or REC SPEED on the front
panel. The selected speed will be displayed on the TV screen.
3
Set the VCR’s input to tuner by pressing INPUT on the remote
until a channel number shows on-screen.
4
Select the channel you wish to record by pressing CHANNEL
on the remote control or on the front panel or the number
buttons on the remote. If you are using a cable box, select
channel 3 or 4 on the VCR, and change the channel on the
cable box, not on the VCR. Additionally, if you are using an A/B
switch, remember to set the switch to the correct position.
5
6
Press REC/˙
REC LENGTH on the front panel twice. The first
time you press the button, recording will begin. The second
press of the same button adds 30 minutes to the OTR timer,
displayed on the front panel.
Press REC/˙
REC LENGTH for each additional 30 minutes
you want to add to the OTR timer, up to 4 hours. If you press
the button 10 times, you will see End on the front panel display.
The VCR will record until the end of the tape. If you press the
button an eleventh time, the VCR will resume normal manual
recording.
CHANNEL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT
SP/EP
REC SPEED
SP/EP
CHANNEL
REC
2 REC LENGTH
The OTR timer will begin to count down backwards. When it
reaches zero, the VCR will stop recording and turn off.
If you program too much time into the OTR timer
Continue pressing REC/˙
REC LENGTH. After the End point you
can start over from zero, adding time in 30 minute intervals.
How OTR affects other controls
If you press PAUSE during OTR, the VCR will pause recording, but
the OTR timer continues to count down.
Press PAUSE again to resume recording from the record-pause
mode. The REC/˙
REC LENGTH will not resume your recording.
If you press STOP during OTR, you erase the OTR programming.
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Recording
Using Standby One-Touch Recording (OTR2)
Standby One-Touch Recording (also called OTR2) is a programming method to begin recording within the next 24 hours and
record in 30 minutes intervals. Before you use OTR2, make sure
the clock has been set correctly.
1
2
Load a tape with its erasure prevention tab intact into the VCR.
Set the speed at which you would like to record by pressing SP/
EP on the remote control or REC SPEED on the front panel.
The selected speed will be displayed on the TV screen.
3
Set the VCR’s input to tuner by pressing INPUT on the remote
until the channel number shows on-screen.
4
Select the channel you wish to record by pressing CHANNEL
on the remote control or on the front panel or the number
buttons on the remote. If you are using a cable box, select
channel 3 or 4 on the VCR, and change the channel on the
cable box, not on the VCR. Additionally, if you are using an A/B
switch, remember to set the switch to the correct position.
5
6
Press PAUSE/%START TIME on the front panel to set the time
when you wish recording to start (within the next 24 hours). The
start time is displayed on the front panel. The first time display is
the next half-hour increment from the current time. For example,
if it is currently 2:15, 2:30 (next half-hour increment) will be
displayed. Similarly, if it is currently 2:40, 3:00 (again, the next
half-hour increment) will be displayed. Each time you press the
button, the start time is delayed by 30 minutes.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
0
SP/EP
CHANNEL
REC SPEED
SP/EP
PAUSE
1 START TIME
REC
2 REC LENGTH
Press REC/˙REC LENGTH for each additional 30 minutes you
want to add to the OTR2 timer, up to 4 hours. If you see End on the
front panel display, the VCR will record until the end of the tape.
After 30 seconds, the power will turn off and the programmed
recording light will be lit. The VCR will automatically turn on at the
OTR2 start time and recording will begin. When the OTR 2 timer
reaches zero, the VCR will stop recording and turn off automatically. If the end of the tape is reached before OTR 2 is finished, the
VCR will stop and the power will turn off.
IMPORTANT
Other programs you have set to record may be erased if:
• the start times are before the OTR2 start time
• conflicts with the OTR2
• starts within one minute or less after the OTR2 finishes
If you turn the power on while your VCR is in stand-by for
the OTR2 , the OTR2 programming will be erased.
To cancel OTR2
• Turn the power OFF while you are programming the timer.
• Turn the power ON if you have finished programming the timer.
How OTR2 affects other controls
If you press REC/˙
REC LENGTH on the front panel during OTR2
recording, 30 minutes will be added to the OTR2 timer. If you press
STOP during OTR2 recording, you erase the OTR2 programming.
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CHANNEL
PM
Recording
Using Audio and Video Functions
The audio and video function menus allow you to set things such
as listening to the stereo track of your recording, or setting the tape
length to have the remaining time display function work properly.
The VCR will display the functions and settings on your TV screen.
The first section describes the functions, the next section tells you
how to adjust the functions.
Audio functions
audio monitor
normal record
Video functions
tape (length)
PerfecTape Select
counter zero stop
repeat playback
PerfecTape®
Search to blank
Descriptions of Audio Functions
Audio monitor (Listen to:)
This allows you to listen to the various audio tracks that your VCR
is capable of recording.
• Choose Stereo to listen to both stereo channels.
• Choose L to listen to the left channel of a stereo track.
• Choose R to listen to the right channel of a stereo track.
• Mono track is lower in quality than the others. The audio
monitor is automatically set to Mono if you are watching a
tape that was not recorded in VHS Hi-Fi. Set the audio
monitor to Mono to hear SAP signal recorded on the mono
track of a Hi-Fi tape.
IMPORTANT
Surround Sound systems: If you have your VCR
connected to a surround sound system, set the audio
monitor to Stereo. Surround sound requires both left and
right channels to create the rear channel effects.
While the VCR is not playing a tape, you will see the following
displays on the TV screen for 3 seconds when you change the
channel or press DISPLAY.
If you change the channel to: Display
stereo broadcast
Stereo
SAP broadcast
SAP
stereo and SAP
Stereo+SAP
While the VCR is playing a tape, you will see the following displays
on the TV screen for 4 seconds when you press DISPLAY.
The audio monitor you listen to Display
Stereo
Audio Stereo
L
Audio L
R
Audio R
Mono
Audio Mono
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Recording
Normal recording (Record:)
When your VCR is recording, it actually records the audio portion of
a program twice: once on the stereo Hi-Fi tracks, and once on the
mono track. Additionally, your VCR can receive Separate Audio
Program (SAP) broadcasts. A SAP broadcast is an alternative
soundtrack for a program; it is often a sound track in another
language. The SAP broadcast is recorded only on the mono track.
Use the normal recording function to record the SAP broadcast on
the mono track by choosing Stereo+SAP. Otherwise, choose
Stereo. In either case, the main program is recorded on the stereo
Hi-Fi track. Also, if there is no SAP broadcast, the VCR will record
the main program on the mono track.
Descriptions of Video Functions
Tape
Adjust this function to ensure the accuracy of the Remaining Time
display. The remaining time function does not work properly with a
tape that is less than 30 minutes long.
Length of tape
Use Setting
2 hours long or less
(T-30 through T-120)
T-120
160 minutes (T-160)
T-160
180 minutes (T-180)
T-180
200 minutes (T-200)
T-200
210 minutes (T-210)
T-210
PerfecTape Select (Play PerfecTape)
This function turns on the PerfecTape Select circuitry, which
automatically maximizes picture quality when playing a worn or poor
quality tape.
Set the switch to Soft to soften the picture, set it to Sharp to
sharpen it. Set it to Normal when you do not want to use this
feature. Use Normal on new or high quality tapes. If it is set to
Auto, the VCR will automatically select the ideal setting of
PerfecTape Select depending on the condition of the tape.
Counter zero stop (Counter zero stop)
This function is used to automatically fast forward or rewind to
“0h00m00s” and stop the tape. See page 35 for more information
on this feature.
Repeat playback (Repeat play)
Use this function to repeatedly play a section of tape between two
index marks. See page 37 for more information on this feature.
PerfecTape®
PerfecTape function allows you to test the quality of video tapes
you will record on. After each test, the VCR adjusts its circuitry in
order to make the best possible recording on your tape. See page
40 for more information on this feature.
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Recording
Search to blank (Search to blank)
Use this function to search the beginning of the blank section of the
tape. See page 37 for more information on this feature.
Selecting and adjusting the audio and video functions
1
Press AUDIO/VIDEO on the remote control to see the function
menu.
2
Press AUDIO/VIDEO repeatedly until the function you want to
adjust appears.
3
Press the ADJUST buttons on the remote to adjust the setting.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
AUDIO/VIDEO
The functions will disappear if you do not press any buttons for 5
seconds.
ADJUST
IMPORTANT
The audio and video function menus do not appear:
• when the VCR menu is displayed
• during special effects playback
Tape function does not appear during playback.
PerfecTape Select is displayed only during playback.
PerfecTape displays only when a tape, with its erasure tab
intact, is loaded and the VCR is stopped.
ADJUST
0
VCR
Listen to: Stereo
Use ADJUST to select
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Timer Recording
Mitsubishi offers 2 ways to set your VCR to record upcoming
broadcasts. Choose from:
Conventional VCR timer recording
Quick Program (easy) -- VCR does not need to be ON to
begin programming
You can schedule up to 8 recording events within a one month
period.
Clock must be set before any timer recordings can be performed.
Conventional VCR Timer Recording
1
Load a tape with its erasure prevention tab intact into the
VCR.
2
Press MENU. VCR Main Menu appears on your screen.
Use the ADJUST buttons to select Program to record.
Press ENTER.
If there is at least one programmed recording already
entered, you will see the Recap screen. Wait 4 seconds,
and the Program to record menu will appear.
ªVCR Main Menu
Your choices are:
¬Program to record
√Customize choices
ƒFirst Time Set-Up
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
4
24
Program to record menu appears. Press the ADJUST
buttons to choose the channel you would like to record; for
example, channel 2. Press ENTER.
• If you are using a cable box, enter the channel number
on which the cable box sends a signal to your VCR
(usually channel 3 or 4).
• To record from an external source, press INPUT or press
the ADJUST buttons to:
Select External L1 for a source connected to the rear
panel.
Select External L2 for a source connected to the front
panel.
Day will flash. Press the ADJUST buttons to choose the day
on which you want to record; for example, Monday the 11th.
Your choices are:
• a single day up to one month away
• every day from Monday through Friday; for example, to
tape a soap opera. To program, press the ADJUST
buttons until Monday-Friday appears.
• the same day every week; for example, to tape your
favorite weekly sitcom. To program, press the ADJUST
buttons until Every and the desired day of the week
appears.
Press ENTER once you have made your choice.
¬Program to record
CH DAY
ON
OFF
§
10 TH14
9:00pm
10:30pm
--- ---:---:---- ---:---:---- ---:---:-∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
IMPORTANT
If you have already programmed 8 recording events,
Program memory is full will appear on your screen for 3
seconds, and then the Recap screen will appear. Use
CANCEL to erase an entry before you can add another
one.
3
Recap screen
¬Program to record
ƒChannel
2
ƒDay
--
ƒStart time
--:--
ƒStop
time
--:--
ƒRecord speed
AUTO
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
¬Program to record
ƒChannel
2
ƒDay
Monday 11
ƒStart time
--:--
ƒStop
time
--:--
ƒRecord speed
AUTO
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
SP
SP
SP
SP
Timer Recording
5
6
7
8
The hour numbers of the start time will flash. Press the
ADJUST buttons to set the hour when recording is to start.
Press ENTER.
The minute numbers of the start time will flash. Press the
ADJUST buttons to set the minutes when recording is to
start. Press ENTER.
Set the stop time the same way as the start time, using
steps 5 and 6.
¬Program to record
ƒChannel
2
ƒDay
Monday 11
ƒStart time
11:00am
ƒStop
time
--:--
ƒRecord speed
AUTO
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
Press the ADJUST buttons to set the recording speed:
SP = standard play; EP = extended play; AUTO = auto.
Auto speed programming is discussed on page 28. Press
ENTER.
IMPORTANT
If you press ENTER when you set the timer recording
incompletely, Current Program is not completed will appear
on your screen.
¬Program to record
ƒChannel
2
ƒDay
Monday 11
ƒStart time
11:30am
ƒStop
time
1:30pm
ƒRecord speed
SP
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
If two programmed recording times overlap, VCR is already
programmed for that time will display on your screen for
about 3 seconds, and then the Recap screen will appear.
The program you have just set will be highlighted in
magenta color and flash for 3 seconds. The start and stop
time of the overlapped program will be highlighted in cyan
color. You will need to erase one of them.
9
The programmed memory will appear on the Recap screen.
¬Program to record
CH DAY
ON
OFF
10 TH14
9:00pm
10:30pm
§
2 MO11 11:30am
1:30pm
--- ---:---:---- ---:---:-∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
10 To program additional recording times, select an empty
program line by pressing ADJUST buttons. Press ENTER.
The Program to record menu will appear. Continue the
programming procedure from step 3.
11 When you are finished with all programming, check the following:
• If you have a cable box, leave the cable box turned ON
and tuned to the station you wish to record. Additionally, if
you are using an A/B switch, remember to set the switch
to the correct position.
• Turn the VCR power OFF and make sure the programmed
recording light is lit.
IMPORTANT
When programmed recording of 4 and under are entered,
only 4 of the 8 program lines appear on the Recap screen
at any one time. To see additional program lines, press the
ADJUST buttons to scroll the lines on the screen.
SP
SP
SP
SP
Recap screen
Programming not cancelled
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
STOP
STOP
Canceling a recording in progress
There are two ways to cancel a recording in progress:
Press STOP. The recording stops, but the program is not
cancelled. Therefore, if you press REC, the recording will start
again.
Programming cancelled
POWER
Press POWER on the front panel. The recording stops and the
program is cancelled.
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Timer Recording
Changing while programming
7
8
9
0
To change one of your settings (such as start time) while you are
programming:
forward
Press ENTER to move forward through the program list.
Press CANCEL to move backward.
Then use the ADJUST buttons to change the setting.
ENTER
backward
ADJUST
CANCEL
adjust
You will cancel the entire program if you press CANCEL while the
channel number is flashing.
ADJUST
Quick Program
Quick Program is an exclusive Mitsubishi feature that simplifies
the process of programming your VCR to record. When you press
QUICK PROGRAM on the remote control, you will immediately
see the Program to record menu and can begin programming right
away.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
QUICK PROGRAM
0
You can use this feature even when the VCR is stopped, playing,
fast forwarding, rewinding, or off. (Quick program does not work
while a tape is recording.)
1
Press QUICK PROGRAM on the remote control. If the VCR
is off, it will turn on. After tuning your TV to the correct
channel or input, Program to record menu will appear.
IMPORTANT
If the VCR memory is full, Program memory is full will
appear for 3 seconds, and then the Recap screen will
appear. Use CANCEL to erase an entry before you can
add another one.
2
Complete steps 3 through 9 in Conventional VCR timer
recording. (See page 24.) When you have finished, press
QUICK PROGRAM again.
If the VCR is stopped, it will turn off and be ready to record
your program at a later time.
If the VCR is playing, fast forwarding or rewinding, the
menus will turn off, but the VCR power will remain on.
3
When you are finished with all programming, check the
following:
• If you have a cable box, leave the box turned ON and
tuned to the station you wish to record. Additionally, if you
are using an A/B switch, remember to set the switch to the
correct position.
• Make sure the VCR is turned OFF and the programmed
recording light is lit before the recording time.
IMPORTANT
If you press QUICK PROGRAM, but the clock is not set, Set
the clock menu will appear. Set the clock manually.
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¬Program to record
ƒChannel
--
ƒDay
--
ƒStart time
--:--
ƒStop
time
--:--
ƒRecord speed
AUTO
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
¬Program to record
CH DAY
ON
OFF
§
2 WE13 11:30am
1:30pm SP
10 TH14
9:00pm
10:00pm EP
7 E-WE
8:00am
9:00am EP
12 FR15
5:30pm
5:45pm EP
8 TU19 11:00pm
0:30am SP
13 M-F
7:00pm
7:15pm EP
15 SU31
8:00pm
9:00pm EP
46 SU17
7:00am
9:00am SP
Recap screen
Timer Recording
Timer Recording Hints
To use the VCR before timer recording begins, press POWER on
the remote once. This turns the programmed recording light off
and the VCR on. If you use POWER on the front panel for this
purpose, press it twice. Pressing it once turns off the programmed
recording light; pressing it again turns the VCR on.
When you are finished using the VCR, turn the VCR power off
again. Make sure the programmed recording light is back on.
VCR
POWER
After a program has been recorded, the VCR memory of that
program is cleared (unless you have scheduled the VCR to record
the program every day or every week).
If there is already a program in the VCR’s memory, you will see the
Recap screen when you bring up the menus for programming to
record (unless you are programming with the QUICK PROGRAM).
If the VCR’s memory is full, Program memory is full will appear on
the screen. If so, you must erase a program before you can enter
a new one.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
REC
If a tape runs out during timer recording, the VCR ejects the tape
and the programmed recording light ( ) and the cassette light
(
) will flash. Load a new tape and press REC. Recording will
resume.
If you forget to load a tape, the programmed recording light ( )
and the cassette light (
) will flash when you turn the VCR
power off. (A tape without an erasure tab will be ejected. To
correct this, load a tape with its erasure tab intact, and turn off the
VCR.)
POWER
REC
Do not overlap the recording times you enter into the VCR. If you
set two programmed recording times overlap, VCR is already
programmed for that time will appear on your screen.
Remember that the VCR will record over the next section of tape.
If you want to save a tape, remove it and instead use a different
tape for a new recording.
Your VCR will not record over a tape that has the erasure
prevention tab removed. All rental movies have this tab removed,
so they are safe from being accidentally erased.
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Timer Recording
Auto speed programming
Use auto speed programming if you want to record as much of the
program as possible in standard play (SP) speed, but you want the
VCR to automatically switch to extended play (EP) if there is not
enough tape left.
Auto speed programming is only available for one program. In the
first slot, the recording speed default is AUTO.
Make sure that the Tape video function matches the length of tape
you are using. See Selecting and adjusting the audio and
video functions on page 23.
At the point where the recording mode changes from standard
play (SP) to extended play (EP), some noise may be in the picture
or sound when playing the tape.
Program caution
program caution
If your VCR is set to record, but the power is still ON within 3
minutes before timer recording starts, this screen will appear to
remind you to turn off the VCR.
REC in 3 min Turn off VCR
If the VCR is still turned on 12 seconds before the start time of the
recording, that timer recording will be cancelled.
TV programs that end on the day after
If you want to start the recording at 11:00 PM and end it at 2:00
AM the next day, simply set the start time to 11:00 PM on the
recording start day and the end time to 2:00 AM. There is no need
to change the day of the week.
Program skip using menus
Sometimes you may want to skip one day of a timer recording but
do not want to erase it. Program skip will prevent the recording,
for that day only, of a program you have scheduled to record every
day or every week.
1
2
Press MENU on the remote control. Your VCR will turn on
and VCR Main Menu will appear. Press the ADJUST
buttons to select Program to record. Press ENTER.
Press STOP. The cursor arrow will change to a X .
4
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
To resume recording every day or every week, change the X to
the cursor arrow by following steps 1 to 4 again.
SP
EP
SP
SP
Recap screen will display for 4 seconds. While this screen
is displayed, press the ADJUST buttons to place the cursor
arrow next to the program you wish to skip.
3
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¬Program to record
CH DAY
ON
OFF
2 MO11 11:30am
1:30pm
10 TH14
9:00pm
10:00pm
§
2 M-F
8:00am
8:30am
--- ---:---:-Use STOP to skip on/off
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
¬Program to record
CH DAY
ON
OFF
2 MO11 11:30am
1:30pm
10 TH14
9:00pm
10:00pm
X
2 M-F
8:00am
8:30am
--- ---:---:-Use STOP to skip on/off
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
SP
EP
SP
SP
Timer Recording
Program skip using the POWER button
If you have entered only one program into your VCR’s memory,
you can skip the program without going into the VCR’s menus.
Simply press POWER on the front panel once. The programmed
recording light will turn off, and the program will be skipped. If you
decide not to skip the program, press POWER on the front panel
twice, the programmed recording light will light up again.
Recap screen
Changing timer recording settings
1
2
¬Program to record
CH DAY
ON
OFF
§
2 MO11 11:30am
1:30pm
--- ---:---:---- ---:---:---- ---:---:-∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
Press MENU on the remote control. Your VCR will turn on
and VCR Main Menu will appear. Press the ADJUST
buttons to select Program to record. Press ENTER.
Recap screen will display for 4 seconds. While this screen
is displayed, press the ADJUST buttons to place the cursor
arrow next to the program you wish to change. Press
ENTER. You will see the Program to record setting menu.
3
Press ENTER repeatedly to select the item you wish to
change. Use the ADJUST buttons to change it. Then press
ENTER repeatedly to return the altered program to the
Recap screen.
4
Press MENU twice to exit the menus. Then press POWER
to turn off the VCR. Make sure the programmed recording
light is on.
SP
SP
SP
SP
¬Program to record
ƒChannel
2
ƒDay
Monday 11
ƒStart time
11:30am
ƒStop
time
1:30pm
ƒRecord speed
EP
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
Canceling a timer recording before the recording starts
1
Press MENU on the remote control. Your VCR will turn on
and VCR Main Menu will appear on your screen. Use the
ADJUST buttons on the remote control to select Program to
record. Press ENTER.
2
Recap screen will display for 4 seconds. While this screen
is displayed, press the ADJUST buttons to place the cursor
next to the program you wish to cancel.
3
Press CANCEL. The program is erased.
4
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
Memory backup
Recap screen
¬Program to record
CH DAY
ON
OFF
§
2 MO11 11:30am
1:30pm
--- ---:---:---- ---:---:---- ---:---:-∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
SP
SP
SP
SP
If the VCR is without power for 3 minutes or less, it will retain the
clock and the programmed settings. The VCR must have been
plugged in for at least an hour beforehand to charge this backup.
If the power is lost for more than 3 minutes, the time and the
programmed settings will be lost.
If you have set the Auto Clock set setting of the Set the clock
menu to ON, the auto clock function will automatically set the clock
again when power is restored.
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Editing Features
Using Two VCRs to Copy
There are two basic ways to make a copy of a tape.
One way is to use the HS-U448 to record and another VCR for playback.
The other way is to use another VCR to record and use the HS-U448 for playback.
Regardless of which method you may choose, you will need one RCA audio cable and one RCA video
cable to connect the two VCRs. If you do not have these cables, they are available at your local electronics
dealer.
Using the HS-U448 to record from another VCR
1
Connect the audio cable to AUDIO OUT L
and R on the playback VCR and to AUDIO
IN L and R on the HS-U448. If the playback
VCR is mono, use only the AUDIO IN L on
the HS-U448.
5
Put a blank tape into the HS-U448.
6
Put the tape you want to copy into the
playback VCR and find the cue point. Press
STOP if the picture starts playing.
7
On the HS-U448, press REC, then PAUSE.
8
On the playback VCR, press PLAY, then
PAUSE.
Press the PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at
the same time to begin copying the tape.
2
Connect a video cable to VIDEO OUT on
the playback VCR and to the VIDEO IN on
the HS-U448.
3
If the playback VCR is Hi-Fi, set the audio
monitor to Stereo.
9
4
Use INPUT to set the HS-U448 to External
L1 if you used the HS-U448 rear panel
jacks, or External L2 if you used the HSU448 front panel jacks.
10 When finished, press STOP on both VCRs.
HS-U448
VIDEO IN
VIDEO
IN 2
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L/MONO - AUDIO IN
-R
L
R
RECORDING
PLAYBACK
AUDIO IN 2 R
AUDIO OUT L
AUDIO IN 2 L/MONO
AUDIO OUT R
L
R
VIDEO OUT
Editing Features
Using the HS-U448 to playback to another VCR
1
Connect one stereo audio cable to AUDIO
IN L and R on the recording VCR, and to
AUDIO OUT L and R on the HS-U448.
4
Set the input of the recording VCR to
External.
5
Put a blank tape into the recording VCR.
2
Connect a yellow video cable to VIDEO IN
on the recording VCR and to VIDEO OUT
on the HS-U448.
6
Put the tape you want to copy into the
HS-U448 and find the cue point.
3
Set the audio monitor on the HS-U448 to
Stereo. If the other VCR is a mono VCR,
set the audio monitor on the HS-U448 to
Mono. See Selecting and adjusting the
audio and video functions on page 23.
7
On the recording VCR, press REC, then
PAUSE.
8
On the HS-U448, press PLAY, then PAUSE.
9
Press the PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at
the same time to begin copying the tape.
10 Press STOP on both VCRs when you are
finished.
HS-U448
PLAYBACK
RECORDING
R
AUDIO
OUT
L
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO OUT R
AUDIO OUT L
R
L
L
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
R
AUDIO IN R
AUDIO IN L
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Advanced Features
Advanced Playback Controls
Special effects
You can use FF and REW on the front panel, or the I\ and ^I
on the remote to control the playback speed of the tape.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INDEX
0
Using the FF and REW on the front panel to control the playback
speed
1
While the VCR is playing a tape, press PAUSE to freeze the
picture.
2
Press the FF or REW on the front panel. Each press of FF
changes the playback speed by one step in the forward
direction. Each press of REW changes the speed by one step
in the reverse direction. (See the chart below.)
3
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
\ and ^I on the remote to control the playback speed
Using the I\
1
While the VCR is playing a tape, press I\ or ^I on the
remote control. Each press of ^I changes the playback
speed by one step in the forward direction. Each press of I\
changes the speed by one step in the reverse direction. (See
the chart below.)
2
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
REW
FF
After about 5 minutes in the still or slow-motion mode, the VCR will
automatically stop to avoid damage to the tape. The picture may
vibrate vertically when you pause the VCR’s picture.
High speed search
Speed search
Fast playback
Playback
1/5 slow-motion playback
1/10 slow-motion playback
1/30 slow-motion playback
Still
1/30 reverse slow-motion playback
1/10 reverse slow-motion playback
1/5 reverse slow-motion playback
Reverse playback
Reverse fast playback
Press FF on the front panel
Reverse speed search
or ^| on the remote control
Reverse high speed search
Press REW on the front panel
or |\ on the remote control
Still adjustment
Sometimes during still frame, the picture may vibrate or shake. To
correct this problem, press CHANNEL on the front panel until the
vibration is reduced or stops. Side-to-side vibration cannot be
corrected.
CHANNEL
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Advanced Features
Double speed playback
You can see the contents of the videotape in double speed
playback.
1
2
While the VCR is playing a tape, press X2. You’ll see the
picture in double speed playback. The sound will be muted. A
certain amount of noise in the picture is normal.
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
0
X2
To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
Adjusting the Tracking
automatic tracking
When you start playback of a newly inserted tape, your VCR
automatically adjusts the tape to give you the best quality picture.
A certain amount of “noise” in the picture or sound is normal while
the VCR is tracking a tape.
manual tracking
From time to time, you might play a tape that has excess noise in
the picture, often looking like vibration or interference at the top or
bottom of the screen. To correct the picture, you have to manually
track the tape.
1
While the tape is playing, press CHANNEL on the front panel
until the picture is clear of excess noise.
2
To continue automatic tracking, press both front panel
CHANNEL at the same time. Automatic tracking will also
resume when you eject the tape.
CHANNEL
slow tracking
Slow tracking is used to adjust the playback quality during slow
motion playback and still frame. You can only use slow tracking if
your tape was recorded in extended play (EP) speed. To adjust
the slow tracking, put a tape into slow motion, then press CHANNEL on the front panel until the best picture is obtained.
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Advanced Features
Time Counter
Your VCR has a time counter that shows the amount of time the
tape has run in hours, minutes, and seconds. This counter is
useful when you want to find specific points on a tape. The
counter will not work when playing blank tapes or on blank sections
of tape, or when the VCR’s power is off.
VCR
Stop
⁄‡‚‡‡‡‡‡‡‹
REM
1:40
0h20m08s
to make the time counter appear:
Press DISPLAY. The time counter will appear on the TV screen. It
will disappear after 4 seconds when playing a tape. To turn off the
display, press DISPLAY twice.
Time counter
setting the counter
To set the counter to “0h00m00s,” press CANCEL on the remote
control.
You cannot reset the counter if you are using the VCR’s menus.
The counter will reset to “- h - - m - - s” when you eject a tape.
When you load a tape again, the counter will display “0h00m00s”.
Searching Techniques
Your VCR lets you search through a tape in a number of ways.
These include:
Quick search (CM skip) -- 30 second intervals
Speed search -- visually search
Counter zero stop -- direct to start of recording
Index search -- find specific index points
Search to blank -- find the beginning of the blank section
Quick search (CM skip)
Quick search lets you skip over the tape you are playing in about
30 second intervals. It is designed so that you can quickly speed
through any commercials you may have recorded. To do this:
1
Make sure that you have set the VCR/TV slide switch on the
remote control to the VCR position.
2
While playing a tape, choose the desired search time by
pressing a number button.
Number
button
Search
time
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 min. 2 min. 2 min. 3 min.
30 sec. 1 min. 30
30 sec.
sec.
The VCR will speed through the selected length of tape, then
resume playback. This screen will show the search time and the
gauge. Each mark on the gauge represents 15 seconds. The
marks will disappear, one by one, every 15 seconds of the search
time. You can select a search time up to 3 minutes.
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CM Skip
3m00s
§§§§§§§§§§§§
Advanced Features
Speed search
Use speed search to visually search through the contents of a
videotape.
1
While playing a tape, press FF or REW on the front panel or on
the remote control. You will see the picture as it fast forwards
or rewinds. Noise bars may appear in the pictures.
2
If you press FF or REW and hold it down for about 1 second,
the search speed will increase.
3
To resume normal playback, press FF or REW again quickly, or
press PLAY.
IMPORTANT
The fastest search speed that allows you to see the picture
is about 30 times normal speed. It is normal for the
number of noise bars on the screen to increase and roll
from top to bottom as the visual search speed increases.
Using speed search for long stretches of tape may cause
the video heads to become dirty faster.
REW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
FF
STOP
The fastest way to move through the tape is without a
picture, which allows you to search up to 500 times normal
speed. To do this, press STOP, then FF or REW. If you
press and hold FF or REW for more than 2 seconds, the
search speed will slow to 330 times normal speed.
In order to protect your tapes and the VCR heads, the Fast
Forwarding/Rewinding Speed will be slower than 500x
under the following conditions:
1 Use of tapes shorter in length than T-120 (for example,
T-30, T-60, T-90).
2 Activating fast forwarding or rewinding from the middle
of the tape.
Counter zero stop
Counter zero stop allows you to quickly access the beginning of a
recorded or playback section of a tape. The counter zero stop will
automatically fast forward or rewind the tape to “0h00m00s” and
stop.
1
Press CANCEL on the remote control at the point you wish to
locate later. The counter will reset to “0h00m00s”.
2
When you wish to return to the point specified in step 1, press
AUDIO/VIDEO on the remote control. The function menu
appears on your screen. Press AUDIO/VIDEO until the
Counter zero stop function appears.
3
Press ENTER to start the counter zero stop.
VCR
Counter zero stop
Use ENTER to start
The VCR will automatically search to the counter “0h00m00s” and
then stop. The VCR may stop slightly before or after the counter
“0h00m00s”.
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Advanced Features
Index search
Index search is a way to find specific points on a tape. Before
using index search, index marks are placed at specific places on a
tape. Index search is used to find these marks. Index marks are
added automatically whenever your VCR starts a new recording;
you can also add index marks manually at any point during
recording.
automatic index marks
Whenever recording begins at the STOP mode, an index mark is
automatically added to the tape. A message will indicate that the
mark is being recorded.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
STOP
0
REC
Index marks are not added when you press PAUSE or REC to
begin recording from the record-pause mode.
INDEX
manual index marks
To add an index mark yourself, press REC on the remote control
while a tape is recording.
Index marks must be added at least one minute apart.
1
When the tape is stopped, press INDEX ^I to begin a
forward search; press INDEX I\ to search in reverse. The
VCR will fast forward or rewind and index search display
appears on the TV.
Once the VCR finds an index mark, it will begin playing back
the tape from that point.
2
You can press INDEX ^I or INDEX I\ buttons up to 19
times to search for that many index marks. For example, to
find the third index mark ahead, press INDEX ^I three times.
The on-screen display will count down the number of marks
passed before playback begins.
3
To cancel index search, press PLAY or STOP.
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VCR Looking
for index+ 1
⁄‡‚‡‡‡‡‡‡‹
REM
1:40
0h20m08s
Advanced Features
repeat playback
You can playback a section of tape over and over using repeat
playback. The tape will play until the next index mark, rewind to
the previous index mark, and resume playing. If there is only one
index mark on the tape, then the VCR will play or rewind to that
mark and resume playback. If there is no index mark, the entire
cassette will repeat.
1
2
Press AUDIO/VIDEO on the remote control to display the
function menu. Press AUDIO/VIDEO until the Repeat play
function appears.
To start the playback, press ENTER.
VCR
Repeat play
Use ENTER to start
When the VCR encounters the next mark or the end of the
tape, it will automatically rewind to the previous mark and begin
playback again.
The VCR will also search for a blank section of tape. If the
VCR encounters any blank sections longer than 4 seconds in
length, the repeat playback will begin.
3
Press STOP to cancel the repeat.
Search to blank
This feature allows you to find the end point of the recorded part of
the tape. The VCR will stop automatically at the beginning of the
blank section of a tape.
1
2
Press AUDIO/VIDEO on the remote control to display the
function menu. Press AUDIO/VIDEO until the Search to blank
function appears.
To start the search, press ENTER.
When the VCR encounters the blank section of a tape, it will
automatically stop.
VCR
Search to blank
Use ENTER to start
IMPORTANT
This feature may not work correctly when the end point of
the recorded part is within 5 minutes in SP mode (15
minutes in EP mode) from the current position.
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Advanced Features
Displaying the Time Gauge and the
Remaining Time
The time gauge is a graphic representation of your position on a
video tape. The left side of the gauge is the tape start (S), and the
right side is the tape end (E). For a T-120 length tape played at
standard (SP) speed, each mark on the gauge represents about 15
minutes. The remaining time display shows the time, in hours and
minutes, left until the end of a tape.
Time gauge
the time gauge and the remaining time automatically appear
during:
fast forward and rewind (from a stopped tape)
counter zero stop
index searches
rewinding for repeat playback
VCR
Stop
⁄‡‚‡‡‡‡‡‡‹
REM
1:40
0h20m08s
Turn off the time gauge and the remaining time by pressing
DISPLAY twice.
Remaining time display
to make the time gauge and the remaining time appear:
Press DISPLAY once. The time gauge and remaining time appear
on the TV screen. They disappear after 4 seconds when playing a
tape.
To turn off the display, press DISPLAY twice.
IMPORTANT
The time gauge and remaining time work by detecting
control signals on recorded tapes. Therefore they do not
function while playing blank tapes.
The remaining time display may not show the correct remaining
time if the Tape function is incorrectly set, if you are using speed
search, if you are using a special length cassette (such as T-10
length), or if you are using a VHS-C tape with an adapter. The
remaining time display may not work correctly depending on your
tape.
Displaying the Current Time
The current time is shown on the front panel display or the TV
screen. If you have not set the clock, or if there has been a power
failure of longer than 3 minutes, the display will show - : - -.
VCR
Stop
⁄‡‚‡‡‡‡‡‡‹
Sun
8:30p
0h20m08s
To see the current time on the TV screen:
1
Press DISPLAY twice. The remaining time display will be
replaced by the current time.
2
To turn off the current time, press DISPLAY again.
Current time display
Current time display
PWR.
VCR
PM
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Advanced Features
Customize Choices Menu
In the Customize Choices menu, there are 5 options that you can
set. For each of the 5 options, start with these 2 steps:
1
Press MENU on the remote control. VCR Main Menu appears
on your TV.
2
Use the ADJUST buttons on the remote to select Customize
choices. Press ENTER.
ªVCR Main Menu
Your choices are:
¬Program to record
√Customize choices
ƒFirst Time Set-Up
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to enter
∑ ππADJUST to select
Video mute
When you turn video mute ON, any blank section of tape or many
stations with a weak signal will be replaced by a blue screen. The
sound will also be turned off. When you would like to try to tune in
on a weak station, turn video mute OFF.
3
4
Complete steps 1 and 2 above. Customize choices menu
appears. Use the ADJUST buttons to select Video mute.
Press ENTER to set video mute to ON or OFF.
√Customize choices
ƒVideo mute
ON
ƒAuto power save
ON
ƒRF converter
ON
ƒAuto PerfecTape
ON
ƒRental Xpress
ON
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to change
∑ ππADJUST to select
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
IMPORTANT
Video mute function may not work properly when you
playback a section of a tape where only audio signals are
recording.
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Auto power save (auto-off)
When the Auto Power Save feature is turned on, the VCR will
automatically turn off after remaining idle for 30 minutes. If a
control, such as a menu function or channel selection, is used or if
there is a tape playing or being recorded, the VCR will remain on.
3
4
Complete steps 1 and 2 above. Customize choices menu
appears. Use the ADJUST buttons to select Auto power save.
Press ENTER to set to ON.
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
√Customize choices
ƒVideo mute
ON
ƒAuto power save
ON
ƒRF converter
ON
ƒAuto PerfecTape
ON
ƒRental Xpress
ON
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to change
∑ ππADJUST to select
IMPORTANT
When viewing broadcast stations through the VCR,
3minutes>Power off will appear on the TV screen three
minutes before the VCR power turns off. The display will
count down the number of minutes until the VCR turns off.
If you want to continue using the VCR, press any of the
buttons.
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
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Advanced Features
RF converter
If your TV has audio and video inputs, turn the RF converter OFF.
If your TV does not have audio and video inputs, keep the RF
converter set to ON. It is preset by the factory to ON.
3
4
Complete steps 1 and 2 on the previous page. Customize
choices menu appears. Use the ADJUST buttons to select RF
converter. Press ENTER to select ON or OFF.
√Customize choices
ƒVideo mute
ON
ƒAuto power save
ON
ƒRF converter
ON
ƒAuto PerfecTape
ON
ƒRental Xpress
ON
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to change
∑ ππADJUST to select
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
IMPORTANT
If the RF converter is set to ON, you aren’t required to
press VCR/TV to play a tape or to use VCR menus. The
VCR light will automatically light up when you press PLAY
or MENU. Be sure to set the TV to the video channel (See
page 9).
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
PerfecTape®
PerfecTape® is an exclusive Mitsubishi feature that tests the quality
of video tapes you will record on. After each test, the VCR will
adjust its internal circuitry in order to make the best possible
recording on your tape.
setting up Auto PerfecTape
You can set up PerfecTape® to function two ways.
If you want the VCR to automatically test any non-recorded tapes
when the tape is loaded, set Auto PerfecTape to ON.
If you do not want the VCR to automatically test tapes, select OFF.
PerfecTape® will now function only when you start a test. Any tape
with the erasure prevention tab intact can be manually tested.
It will not automatically test recorded tapes – you must choose to
test those yourself.
3
Complete steps 1 and 2 on the previous page. Customize
choices menu appears. Use the ADJUST buttons to select
Auto PerfecTape.
4
Press ENTER to set Auto PerfecTape to ON or OFF.
5
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
using PerfecTape® automatically
√Customize choices
ƒVideo mute
ON
ƒAuto power save
ON
ƒRF converter
ON
ƒAuto PerfecTape
ON
ƒRental Xpress
ON
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to change
∑ ππADJUST to select
1
Load a tape that has not been recorded into the VCR.
The VCR will display the testing status screen. When testing, the
VCR records for one second, then evaluates the recording it made.
The entire test takes about 8 seconds. If you wish to cancel the
test, press STOP on the remote.
When the test is done, the VCR will display the rating of your tape
for 8 seconds, indicating that the VCR has set its internal circuitry
to make the best possible recording on this tape.
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OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
PerfecTape
Band
High
¤°°°°°°°°°‡‡‡‡‡‡‡›
Mid.
¤°°°°°°°°°°°‡‡‡‡‡›
Low
¤°°°°°°°°°°°‡‡‡‡‡›
Test is completed.
Advanced Features
using PerfecTape® manually
1
Load a tape that has its erasure prevention tab intact into the
VCR.
2
Find a portion of the tape that is OK to record over; this feature
will record over one second of your tape.
3
Press AUDIO/VIDEO on the remote control. Function menu
appears. Press AUDIO/VIDEO until the PerfecTape function
appears.
4
Press ENTER on the remote to begin the test. To cancel the
test while testing, press STOP on the remote.
VCR
PerfecTape
Use ENTER to start
When the test is finished, the VCR will display the rating of your
tape for 8 seconds. Turn off the display by pressing STOP on the
remote control.
If you wish to erase the settings, eject the tape. The settings will
be erased if the VCR loses power. After the test is finished, the
PerfecTape function will not appear unless the tape is ejected.
Rental Xpress
Rental Xpress is a feature, when activated, that will automatically
rewind the tape to the beginning, eject and power off the VCR,
after it has reached the blank section of 30 seconds or longer on
any rental tape (or any tape with the erasure prevention tab
removed). To activate this feature:
3
Complete steps 1 and 2 on page 39. Customize choices menu
appears.
4
Press the ADJUST buttons to select Rental Xpress. Press
ENTER to select ON or OFF.
5
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
IMPORTANT
While the VCR is rewinding to the beginning of the tape,
you cannot use repeat playback, counter zero stop and
index search.
√Customize choices
ƒVideo mute
ON
ƒAuto power save
ON
ƒRF converter
ON
ƒAuto PerfecTape
ON
ƒRental Xpress
ON
∫πMENU to go back
∂ ππADJUST to select
≤¥≥πENTER
to change
∑ ππADJUST to select
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
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Advanced Features
Advanced Options
Using the remote control to operate your TV
The HS-U448 remote control can operate many of the frequentlyused functions of your TV. You only need one remote to operate
both your VCR and TV.
The HS-U448 remote control is pre-set to operate Mitsubishi
televisions, but it can also operate TVs from other manufacturers.
To set your remote control for your particular brand of television,
follow these instructions.
setting up your remote control to operate your TV
1
Turn off your TV.
2
On the HS-U448 remote control, set the VCR/TV slide switch to
the TV position.
3
While holding in SP/EP, press the code button listed that
corresponds to the brand of your TV.
4
Press TV POWER on the HS-U448 remote control. Once your
TV has turned on, your remote is set up to operate your brand
of TV.
If your TV does not turn on, repeat step 3 using the next code
listed for the brand of your TV.
If none of the codes listed for the brand of your TV work, then
repeat step 3 several times, using a different code button until one
works. The possible code buttons are: 0, 1-9, MUTE, VOLUME
ª,º, CHANNELª,º and INPUT.
You do not need to perform this set-up again until you change the
batteries, set up your remote for another brand of television, or you
get a new TV.
Once you have correctly set your remote control to operate your
TV, you will be able to use the TV POWER, CHANNEL, VOLUME,
and number buttons to operate your TV.
IMPORTANT
Because of variations among models, some or all buttons
may not work, or they may operate different functions than
expected for your particular TV. If this occurs, you may
need to use your TV remote control.
Sometimes manufacturers will change the remote control
codes for their products, or they will use more than one
code. If this is the case, your remote may not be able to
control your TV.
When you replace the batteries in your remote, the remote
may return to its initial setting (code button 1). Repeat the
steps above to reset your remote control. If you enter a
new code, the previous code will be erased.
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Brand of TV
Mitsubishi
Fisher
G.E.
Goldstar
Hitachi
JVC
Magnavox
NEC
Panasonic
Pioneer
Philips
Proscan
Quasar
RCA
Sanyo
Sharp
Sony
Toshiba
Zenith
Brand code
buttons
1, 2, 3
0
VOLUME ª
2, 9
8
MUTE
4
2, 9
CHANNELª,º
6
4
VOLUME ª
CHANNELº
VOLUMEª 0
3, 5
VOLUMEº
7
INPUT
Advanced Features
operating your TV with the HS-U448 remote control
1
2
Set the VCR/TV slide switch to TV position on the HS-U448
remote control to tell the remote that you want to operate the TV.
Point the remote control towards the TV and press the desired
buttons. To once again control the VCR, set the VCR/TV slide
switch to VCR position.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
VCR
TV
To program the HS-U448 to respond to VCR-B signals
The HS-U448 has two remote control operational settings, VCR-A
and VCR-B. Both signals are available so that you may separately
control two Mitsubishi VCRs that are placed closely together.
However, the remote control for the HS-U448 will only send VCR-A
signals. By setting the HS-U448 to respond to VCR-B signals, you
will NOT be able to operate the HS-U448 using the remote control
that came with this VCR. Other selected Mitsubishi VCR remotes
and TV remotes are capable of sending both VCR-A and VCR-B
signals.
to program the HS-U448 to respond to VCR-B signals
1 Make sure the HS-U448 is plugged in but turned off. On the
VCR front panel, press REC SPEED and REW at the same
time. To confirm that the VCR responds to VCR-B signals, b
appears on the front panel display.
to reprogram the HS-U448 to respond to VCR-A signals again
1
REC SPEED
SP/EP
REW
FF
Make sure the HS-U448 is plugged in but turned off. On the
VCR front panel, press REC SPEED and FF at the same time.
To confirm that the VCR responds to VCR-A signals, A appears
on the front panel display.
Child Lock
The child lock feature prevents others from using your VCR. To
lock the VCR:
1
Press and hold down DISPLAY on the remote control for about
8 seconds. “LOC” will appear on the front panel display for 4
seconds.
When the child lock feature is in use, LOC display will reappear
when you press any of the buttons.
2
To cancel the child lock, press and hold down DISPLAY for
about 8 seconds.
The LOC display will reappear when DISPLAY is pressed, and
when you hold down this button, it will go out to show the child
lock is cancelled.
IMPORTANT
You can lock the VCR with the power off, even if the VCR
is standing by for a programmed recording. If you lock the
VCR with no cassette in it, the VCR will not accept a
cassette.
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Location of Controls
Remote Control
VCR
POWER CHANNEL VOLUME
TV
POWER
EJECT
MUTE
1
2
3
CM SKIP
4
5
7
8
6
9
QUICK PROGRAM
INPUT
0
VCR
TV
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP
REC
PAUSE
X2
DISPLAY
INDEX
AUDIO/VIDEO
ADJUST
CANCEL
MENU
ENTER
VCR/TV
SP/EP
ADJUST
VCR POWER
Turns the VCR on or off. If you have programmed
the VCR to record, you need to turn the VCR off.
EJECT
Ejects a tape.
CHANNEL Up and Down
Selects next higher or lower channel in the VCR’s
or TV’s channel memory.
VOLUME Up and Down
Raises and lowers the sound of the TV.
(Operates the TV only)
TV POWER
Turns the TV on or off. You need to program your
remote to operate your particular brand of television.
MUTE
Turns off the TV sound. Press again to restore the
TV sound to its previous volume. (Operates the TV
only)
Number keys
Selects TV stations.
Sets quick search (CM skip) time.
QUICK PROGRAM
Goes to Program to record menu.
Exits the programming screen.
INPUT
Select between the antenna and any other video
equipment that may be connected.
PLAY
Plays a tape.
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STOP
Stops a tape.
REW
Rewinds a tape or reverse searches.
FF
Fast forwards a tape or fast forward searches.
VCR/TV slide switch
Operates the VCR when set to the VCR position, the
TV when set to the TV position. You need to
program your remote to operate your particular
brand of television.
REC
Starts recording. While recording, adds manual
index mark.
PAUSE
Pauses a tape when recording.
Freezes a frame when playing a tape.
DISPLAY
Displays on the TV screen:
• Time elapsed on the tape
• Time left on the tape, current time
• Channel number and audio reception mode
• Audio channel(s) selected
• Source supplying the VCR with a signal
• If the VCR is stopped, playing, or recording
Turns the Child Lock on and off.
X2
Use double speed playback when playing a tape.
INDEX I \, ^I
Begins index search forward and backward.
Controls the playback speed of a tape.
AUDIO/VIDEO
Selects the audio and video settings to be adjusted.
MENU
Displays the menus. Exits the menus.
CANCEL
Cancels menu selections.
Resets the counter display to “0h00m00s.”
ADJUST +, –
Selects and adjusts menu selections.
ENTER
Enters menu selections.
VCR/TV
Switches between the VCR’s picture and the TV’s
tuner.
SP/EP
Changes the recording speed. (SP is standard
play; EP is extended play).
Location of Controls
Front Panel
EJECT
POWER
VIDEO IN
L/MONO - AUDIO IN
REW
REC SPEED
SP/EP
cassette slot
STOP
-R
PAUSE
REC
CHANNEL
front panel display
video input 2 jack
FF
PLAY
OTR 2
START TIME
REC LENGTH
remote control
sensor
audio input 2 jacks
POWER
Turns the VCR on or off.
If you have programmed your VCR to record, turn
off your VCR.
EJECT
Ejects a tape.
REC SPEED SP/EP
Changes the recording speed (SP is standard
play; EP is extended play).
video input ˙ jack
Connect source here, such as a VCR or
camcorder, to record or dub video.
audio input ˙ jack
Connect source here, such as a VCR or
camcorder, to record or dub audio.
cassette slot
Insert the video cassette tape here.
front panel display
See the next page.
remote control sensor
Receives signals from the remote control.
Do not block it.
CHANNEL
Changes channels.
Adjusts tracking and picture vibration.
REW
Rewinds a tape or reverse searches.
PLAY
Plays a tape.
Resumes normal playback from special effects.
FF
Fast forwards a tape or fast forward searches.
STOP
Stops a tape.
%START TIME
PAUSE/%
Pauses a tape when recording.
Freezes a frame when playing a tape.
Sets the start time in OTR2 recording.
REC/˙
˙REC LENGTH
Records to the end of the tape by pressing once.
Sets the recording time for OTR recording by
pressing repeatedly.
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Location of Controls
Front Panel Display
REC
PWR.
VCR
PM
POWER light : PWR.
Is lit when power is ON.
VCR light : VCR
Indicates that the picture is controlled by the VCR.
Record light : REC
Lights up when the VCR is recording.
Flashes when the VCR is in recording pause
mode.
Cassette light :
Lights up when a tape is in the VCR.
time display
This area displays:
• current time
• OTR and OTR2 timer
Programmed recording light :
Lights up when VCR is off and it is programmed to
record.
PM light : PM
Lights up when the current time or start time of
OTR2 is in the afternoon.
Turns off when it is in the morning.
Rear Panel Jacks
R
AUDIO
OUT
IN 1
R
L
ANTENNA
L/MONO
IN
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
AUDIO INput and OUTput jacks
Red and white jacks for receiving (IN) and sending
(OUT) audio signals. Red signifies the right
channel, and white signifies the left channel.
Stereo audio cables are also color coded red and
white. If you are receiving or sending a mono
(non-stereo) signal, you should use only the left
(white) terminal.
VIDEO INput and OUTput jacks
Yellow jacks for receiving (IN) and sending (OUT)
video signals to a monitor TV or from another
VCR.
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IN 1
ANTENNA IN jack
Attach an external antenna or cable to bring in an
outside signal.
ANTENNA OUT jack
Attach a coaxial cable to your TV to send out
antenna/cable signals from the VCR to your TV.
Important Information
Special Information Concerning Stationary Images or Letterbox Images:
For best performance and longest life, the normal use of a TV should include a mixture of TV picture types.
The most frequently used picture types should fill the screen with constantly moving images rather than
stationary images or patterns. Displaying the same stationary patterns over extended periods of time, or
displaying the same stationary patterns frequently, can cause uneven aging of the TV picture tubes and
leave a subtle, but permanent, ghost image. Most TV warranties do not cover this type of damage to the
picture tubes. To avoid this, mix your viewing pattern. Do not show the same stationary image for more
than 15% of your total TV viewing in any one week. Display constantly moving and changing images that
fill the screen whenever possible. We also recommend that you reduce the contrast setting of your TV
when you watch that type of image. When possible, you may wish to use your television’s PIP, POP,
ZOOM, EXPAND or other picture shape controls so that the moving images fill the screen.
Please check your TV’s owner’s guide for other recommendations.
Examples of stationary images include:
• Letterbox top/bottom bars. These are solid colored bars that when showing a widescreen (16:9)
image on a standard (4:3) TV.
• Side panels. These are the solid colored side bars when showing standard shaped (4:3) TV images on
a widescreen (16:9) TV.
• Stock-market report bars. These include the ticker bar constantly running at the bottom of the TV
screen on financial news channels.
• Shopping channel logos & pricing displays. These include bright graphics that are shown constantly
or repeatedly in the same location.
• Video game patterns and scoreboards.
• Bright station logos. Moving or low-contrast graphics are less likely to cause uneven aging of the
picture tubes.
• On-line (internet) web sites. In addition, any other stationary of repetitive computer style images from
any source may cause uneven aging of the picture tubes.
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Trouble Checks
If your VCR malfunctions, try the following steps prior to contacting your Mitsubishi Dealer:
1 Check the Trouble Checks below to see if there is a solution to the current problem that you are
experiencing.
2 If the problem is not addressed on the Trouble Checks, the safety circuits in the VCR may be in
operation, thus please try the following: (the clock setting and the timer recording will be deleted.)
1 If possible, press EJECT on the front panel and remove the tape.
2 Unplug the power cord and leave it unplugged for 3 minutes or more, and plug in again.
3 If a tape is not loaded, press POWER to turn the power on. If a tape is loaded, wait about 1
minute until the tape protecting function is completed, then press POWER.
3 You may also try the following procedure if the above steps did not resolve the problem. (All
settings will be reset to the default settings.)
1 Press POWER on the front panel continuously for about 8 seconds until the current time display
on the front panel shows “- : - -”.
2 If a tape is not loaded, press POWER to turn the power on. If a tape is loaded, the tape
protecting function will work and “99” will appear on the front panel display to begin count down.
Wait about 1 minute until it reaches “00” to show the tape protecting function is completed, then
press POWER.
If the problem with your VCR persists, contact your Mitsubishi dealer for assistance.
Problem
Try This...
The VCR won’t turn on.
• Check the power cord and the AC outlet.
• Is the child lock in use? If so, press and hold DISPLAY on the remote
for more than 8 seconds until the LOC display turns off.
The VCR power is on but no
controls work.
• Is the child lock in use? If so, press and hold DISPLAY on the remote
for more than 8 seconds until the LOC display turns off.
• Set the VCR/TV slide switch to VCR position.
You can’t see the VCR’s picture
on your TV.
• Check the TV’s input setting.
• Check to see that your VCR is not set to External L1 or External L2.
Poor picture when watching the
VCR’s tuner on your TV.
• Check to see if your TV is set to the correct channel or input.
• Check your TV’s fine tuning, if using an older TV.
• Check your connections to make sure they are secure.
VCR REC button doesn’t
function.
• Check the erasure prevention tab on the tape cassette.
No picture during recording.
• Check the hook-up.
• Check to see if your TV is set to the correct channel or input.
VCR does not record TV
program.
• Check the VCR tuning.
• Check the input selection on the VCR. Does the channel display on
the TV screen show External L1 or External L2? If so, switch it to
tuner by pressing INPUT.
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Trouble Checks
Problem
Try This...
The VCR timer recording does
not operate.
• Check that the programmed recording light lights up in the front panel
display.
• Check the clock time.
• Make sure you have turned the VCR off before the start time.
Noise in the picture and
distorted sound.
• Check the tracking control. Adjust manually if necessary.
Poor or no Hi-Fi sound.
• Check the monitor settings.
• Check the quality of the video tape.
Playback is noisy or “snowy.”
• Clean the video heads using a dry-type video head cleaning cassette.
Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette, as it may damage your
VCR. Excessive use of a cleaning cassette could shorten head life.
Follow the cleaning instructions carefully.
• Have the VCR video heads cleaned by a qualified service technician.
VCR remote does not function.
• Check that VCR operational setting is set to VCR-A.
• Check to see that the VCR/TV slide switch is set to the correct
position.
• Change the batteries.
The fast forwarding/rewinding
speed is slow.
• In order to protect your tapes and the VCR heads, the Fast
Forwarding/Rewinding Speed will be slower than 500x under the
following conditions:
1 Use of tapes shorter in length than T-120 (for example, T-30, T-60,
T-90).
2 Activating fast forwarding or rewinding from the middle of the tape.
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Specifications
FORMAT
VHS NTSC standard with Hi-Fi audio
VIDEO SIGNAL SYSTEM
EIA standard; NTSC color
RECORD /PLAYBACK SYSTEM Video -- 4 heads
Audio -- 2 Hi-Fi channels and 1 monaural audio control
ANTENNA
75-ohm external VHF/UHF combined antenna terminal
TUNER
181 channels capability
VHF -- Channels 2 - 13
UHF -- Channels 14 - 69
CATV -- Channels 1-125
HORIZONTAL RESOLUTION
more than 220 lines (SP)
more than 210 lines (EP)
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO
more than 45 dB (SP)
more than 46 dB (EP)
TIMER PROGRAM CAPACITY 1-month programmable/8 programs
MEMORY BACKUP TIME
approx. 3 minutes
MAXIMUM RECORDING TIME 120 min. with T-120 video cassette (SP)
360 min. with T-120 video cassette (EP)
REWIND TIME
approx. 43 seconds for T-120 cassette (full recorded tape)
POWER REQUIREMENT
120V AC, 60 Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION
20 Watts -- 3.0 Watts standby
DIMENSIONS
3.7 in Height x 16.7 in Width x 11.9 in Depth (93 mm x 425 mm x 302 mm)
WEIGHT
8.0 lbs approx. (3.6 kg)
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
1 set coaxial cable
1 remote control
2 “AA” size batteries
1 registration card
Index
A
B
adding channels .................... 14
adjust button ......................... 44
adjusting tracking .................. 33
advanced options .................. 42
playback controls .............. 32
antenna, connecting ................ 5
jacks ............................. 5, 46
audio
connecting a TV with inputs 7
input, output jacks ............. 46
monitor.............................. 21
audio video functions
button ................................ 44
selecting ............................ 23
using ................................. 21
auto clock function ................ 15
auto power save .................... 39
auto speed programming ...... 28
backup, memory ................... 29
batteries, installing ................ 10
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C
cable, connections to .............. 5
cable box, connections to ... 5, 6
cancel button ........................ 44
cancel
button................................ 44
programmed recording ..... 29
recording in progress ........ 25
cassette
light ................................... 46
slot ................................... 45
changing recording settings .. 29
changing settings while
programming .................. 26
channel(s)
adding and deleting .......... 14
button ......................... 44, 45
memorize .......................... 13
selecting ........................... 14
child lock ............................... 43
choosing a hookup .................. 4
clock setting .......................... 15
CM skip ................................. 34
connections to
antennas ............................ 5
cable with or without box 5, 6
home theater receiver ......... 8
TV w/audio video inputs ... 7
copying a tape ................. 30, 31
counter display ...................... 34
counter zero stop ............ 22, 35
customize choices menu ....... 39
Index
D
O
S
daylight savings time ............. 16
deleting channels .................. 14
display button ....................... 44
displaying current time .......... 38
displaying remaining time ..... 38
displaying time gauge ........... 38
one touch recording (OTR) ... 19
one touch recording, standby 20
SAP broadcast ...................... 21
search techniques ................ ␣ 34
search to blank ............... ␣ 23, 37
setting the clock .................... 15
skipping programs ........... 28, 29
special effects ..................... 32
SP/EP button ...................... 44
still adjustment .................... 32
stop button ..................... 44, 45
P
head cleaning ........................ 49
pause button .................. 44, 45
pausing a tape ...................... 11
PerfecTape® ................... 22, 40
PerfecTape Select ................. 22
play button ..................... 44, 45
play a tape ............................ 10
playback controls, advanced . 32
PM light ................................. 46
power
button .......................... 44, 45
light ................................... 46
program caution .................... 28
programmed recording light . 46
programming
auto speed ........................ 28
cancel ......................... 25, 29
changing settings while .... 26
I
Q
important safeguards ............ 2
index
buttons ............................. 44
techniques ........................ 36
input button ........................... 44
quick program button ............ 44
quick program ....................... 26
quick search .......................... 34
E
editing features ..................... 30
eject button .................... 44, 45
enter button ......................... 44
erasure, preventing tape ....... 18
F
fast forward button .......... 44, 45
fast forwarding a tape ..... 11, 35
front panel buttons ............... 45
front panel display ........... 45, 46
H
L
language, on-screen ............. 12
loading a tape ....................... 10
location of controls ................ 44
lock VCR ............................... 43
M
memory backup .................... 29
menu button .......................... 44
menus, using ......................... 12
mute button .......................... 44
N
number buttons ................... 44
normal recording ................... 22
R
rear panel jacks ..................... 46
REC button ..................... 44, 45
record cancel ........................ 29
record light ............................ 46
rec speed button ................... 45
recording
canceling programmed ..... 29
canceling one in progress . 25
conventional VCR timer .... 24
current broadcast .............. 18
one-touch .......................... 19
Quick Program .................. 26
Standby one-touch ........... 20
timer .................................. 24
remote control buttons .......... 44
sensor ............................... 45
rental xpress ......................... 41
repeat playback ............... 22, 37
REW button ................... 44, 45
rewinding a tape .............. 11, 35
RF converter setting ............. 40
T
tape function ......................... 22
tape
copying ....................... 30, 31
loading .............................. 10
playing .............................. 10
repeating ..................... 22, 37
television, connecting .............. 7
operating with remote ....... 42
time
counter .............................. 34
display .............................. 46
display current .................. 38
gauge ................................ 38
remaining .......................... 38
timer recording ...................... 24
tracking ................................. 33
trouble checks ...................... 48
TV POWER button ............... 44
V
VCR
light .................................. 46
setting up .......................... 12
VCR POWER button ............ 44
VCR/TV button ..................... 44
VCR/TV slide switch ............ 44
video
input, output jacks ............ 46
mute ................................. 39
volume button ...................... 44
X
X2 button ............................... 44
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Warranty
MITSUBISHI
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
LIMITED WARRANTY
MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. (MDEA) warrants to the original purchaser of this video
cassette recorder if purchased from an authorized MITSUBISHI Audio/Video Dealer that, should it prove defective by reason of improper workmanship and/or material:
a. Parts. For one year from the date of original purchase at retail, we will repair or replace, at our option, any
defective part including the video head without charge for the part. Parts used for replacement are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period.
b. Labor. For ninety days from the date of original purchase at retail, we will provide the labor for a warranty
repair without charge at an authorized MITSUBISHI service center.
c. Notice. To obtain warranty service, you must notify an authorized MITSUBISHI service center of any
defect within the applicable warranty time period.
1 TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE, deliver your VCR to the nearest MITSUBISHI service center.
Shipping expenses are your responsibility. The name and address of the nearest service center can be
obtained from your MITSUBISHI Dealer, or by writing or calling MDEA at the address and telephone number
below. Proof of purchase date from an authorized MITSUBISHI Dealer is required when requesting warranty
service. Present your sales receipt or other document which establishes proof and date of purchase. THE
RETURN OF THE OWNER REGISTRATION CARD IS NOT A CONDITION OF WARRANTY COVERAGE.
However, please detach and return the Owner Registration Card so that we can contact you should a question of safety arise which could affect you.
2 THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER damage caused by: modification, alteration, repair or service of this
product by anyone other than an authorized MITSUBISHI service center; physical abuse to, or misuse of, the
VCR; operation in a manner contrary to the instructions which accompany the VCR; freight damage; or any
damage caused by acts of God such as lightning or fluctuation in electrical power. This warranty also
excludes all costs arising from installation, adjustment of user controls, external antenna systems, service of
products purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A., initial technical adjustments (set-up) and user-required
maintenance including head cleaning. Consult the operating instructions enclosed with the product for information regarding user controls.
3 ANY EXPRESS WARRANTY NOT PROVIDED HEREIN, AND ANY REMEDY WHICH, BUT FOR THIS
PROVISION, MIGHT ARISE BY IMPLICATION OR OPERATION OF LAW, IS HEREBY EXCLUDED AND
DISCLAIMED. THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-ABILITY AND OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO A TERM OF ONE YEAR.
4 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL MDEA BE LIABLE TO PURCHASER OR ANY OTHER PERSON
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF
BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE.
5 Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental, special, or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
6 This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
7 BEFORE REQUESTING SERVICE, please review the instruction booklet to insure proper installation and
correct customer control adjustment. If the problem persists, contact your nearest MITSUBISHI Dealer for
name(s) of authorized MITSUBISHI Service Center(s). If you are unable to obtain the information, please call
1-800-332-2119, or write us at the address below.
MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.
9351 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618-1904
For your nearest Mitsubishi Authorized Service Center
call 1-800-332-2119
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