Mitsubishi DV180 Operating instructions

3-800-999-13(1)
Digital Video
Cassette Recorder
Operating Instructions
DHR-1000
 1997 by Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
• Do not install the unit near heat sources such as radiators or air
ducts, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration or shock.
• Do not install the unit in an inclined position. It is designed to
be operated in a horizontal position only.
• Keep the unit and cassettes away from equipment with strong
magnets, such as microwave ovens or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
• Do not place any objects containing liquid (e.g. vases) on the
unit.
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm location,
moisture may condense inside the VCR and cause damage to
the video head and tape. When you first install the unit, or
when you move it from a cold to a warm location, wait for
about one hour before operating the unit.
Information
For customers in the USA
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION
To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized AC plug
with an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the
blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
Precautions
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, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Safety
Caution
• Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz .
• If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the unit and have it
checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.
• One blade of the plug is wider than the other for the purpose
of safety and will fit into the power outlet only one way. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact your
Sony dealer.
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if you do not intend to
use it for an extended period of time. To disconnect the cord,
pull it out by the plug, never by the cord.
• Do not use the unit in areas where there is danger of it
becoming wet.
Television programs, films, video tapes and other materials may
be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such material may
be contrary to the provisions of the copyright laws. Also, use of
this recorder with cable television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television transmission and/or
program owner.
Installing
• This unit is equipped with a fan at the rear. Do not insert
objects nor touch the fan during operation.
• To prevent internal heat buildup, install the unit at least 5 cm
away from the wall, and dust the unit periodically.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs, blankets, etc.) or near
materials (curtains, draperies) that may block the ventilation
slots.
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Introduction
Owner’s record
The model number is located at the rear and front of the unit
and the serial number on the top. Record these numbers in the
spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. _______________
Serial No. ______________________
Table of contents
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Features
Getting Started
8
9
11
27
30
33
36
Step 1: Unpacking
Step 2: Setting up the remote commander
Step 3: Hookups
Setting the clock
Presetting channels
Setting up cable box control
Setting up VCR Plus+
Basic Operations
38
39
40
42
Playing a tape
Recording TV programs
Recording TV programs using VCR Plus+
Setting the timer manually
Additional Operations
44
45
46
47
48
49
51
53
54
57
Playing/searching at various speeds
Displaying tape information
Selecting the sound
Recording stereo and bilingual programs
Recording TV programs using the quick timer
Searching using the index function
Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings
Adjusting the picture (Y/C delay)
Changing menu options
Erasing the cassette memory
Editing
58
Before editing
64
67
68
70
73
75
Editing with LANC cable
Connections
Copying a tape
Cutting out unwanted scenes
Assemble editing
Video insert editing
Audio insert editing
77
79
80
82
84
Editing without LANC cable
Connections
Copying a tape
Cutting out unwanted scenes
Video insert editing
Audio insert editing
86
88
89
91
Other editing features
Audio dubbing
Listening to the inserted/dubbed sound
Connecting a titler or editing controller
Connecting a capture board or video printer
Additional Information
92
93
96
99
General setup information
Precautions
Troubleshooting
Specifications
101 Index to parts and controls
108 Index to MENU screens
Back cover
Index
Introduction
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Features
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Digital Video Cassette Recorder
(VCR). This Digital VCR has the following features:
High-quality digital picture and sound
Over 500 lines of horizontal resolution
This VCR achieves the highest resolution picture in home video
equipment.
PCM-recorded digital sound
This VCR records sound as digital signals. There are two audio
recording modes:
– 16-bit mode: for high sound quality. Sound is recorded and played
back at 16-bit quantization and 48kHz sampling frequency, the same
quality as DAT (Digital Audio Tape).
– 12-bit mode: for audio dubbing. Sound is recorded and played back
at 12-bit quantization and 32kHz sampling frequency. This mode
provides two stereo sound tracks.
Clear Frame Technology that enables clear still pictures
Conventional VCRs normally display still pictures by skipping every
other scanning line. This VCR substitutes data for the missing lines and
displays the still picture in more detail.
Advanced editing features
DV
With digital-to-digital connection, video and audio signals are
transmitted in digital form for high-quality editing.
Detachable operation panel
Controls used for editing are arranged together on a operation panel.
You can also detach the operation panel for convenient operation.
Edit Window
The Edit Window displays up to 10 edit points during assemble editing.
This feature lets you check each editing start/end point visually.
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Features
Convenient features made possible with the DV
format
Quick access with sub-code data
Index signals are written separately from video/audio signals on a subcode data track. This enables the VCR to quickly locate a specific
recording.
Recording data display
With the DV format, data such as the recording date and time are
recorded onto the tape. Information such as the shutter speed, program
AE mode, white balance, iris and gain are also recorded with a Sony
digital camcorder. You can call up this information on the TV screen.
Cassette memory search
When you record programs on a tape with cassette memory, the
programs are displayed as a list. Choose a program from the list and
the VCR will locate the recording. You can also search for scenes
recorded in the Photo mode with a digital camcorder.
Features
5
Features (continued)
Using DV cassettes
Use
and
cassettes with this VCR.
DV180 can record programs for 180 minutes and MiniDV60 can record
for 60 minutes. You can use Mini DV cassettes with digital camcorders.
Mini DV cassette
DV cassette
You cannot use h, H, j, , k, K, l, nor ¬ tapes
on this VCR.
Cassette memory
Cassette memory is an optional feature that is mounted on some DV
cassettes and Mini DV cassettes. When you record a program, the
recording date and time, and the programs’ position on the tape are
stored in the cassette memory so that you can quickly search for the
program later on.
DV tapes with cassette memory are marked with the
mark.
indicates that 4 kbits of data can be stored on that cassette. This VCR
can retrieve up to 16 kbits of data.
Notes
• You cannot play back a DV tape recorded in other color systems on
this VCR.
• ,
and
are trademarks.
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure of a recording, slide in the tab on the
cassette so that the red portion becomes visible. To record on a tape,
slide out the tab so that the red portion is hidden.
Write Protected
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Features
Write Enabled
DV recording format
The following figure shows how signals are recorded on a DV tape.
10 tracks = 1 frame
Sub code sector
Index signals,
time codes,etc.
Video sector
Video signals,
recording data,etc.
ITI sector
Reference signals
for insert editing,
etc.
Audio sector
Audio signals
16-bit audio mode
1 stereo track
12-bit audio mode
2 stereo tracks
Copyright precautions
On recording
You cannot record any software having copyright protection signals on
this VCR. If you start recording protected video and audio signals, a
warning message appears on the TV screen and the VCR stops
recording.
If you timer record a program that is encoded with copyright protection
signals, the VCR will continue recording but the video and audio
signals will not be recorded on tape.
On playback
When you play back software having copyright protection signals on
this VCR, you may not be able to copy it onto other equipment.
Features
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Check that you have the following items:
Getting Started
Step 1: Unpacking
• Remote commander
• Control S cable
• LANC cable
• Size AA (R6) batteries
• S-Video cable
• Audio/video cable
(3-phono to 3-phono)
• Cleaning Cassette
• Cable Mouse (cable box
controller)
• 75-ohm coaxial cable with
F-type connectors
• AC power cord
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Getting Started
Step 2: Setting up
the remote
commander
Inserting the batteries
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries by matching the + and – on the
batteries with the diagram inside the battery compartment.
Notes
• With normal use, the
batteries should last for
approximately three to six
months.
• If you will not use the
remote commander for an
extended period, remove
the batteries to avoid
possible damage from
battery leakage.
• Do not use a new battery
with an old one.
• Do not use different types of
batteries together.
Setting the COMMAND MODE switch
[TV]/[VTR]
COMMAND
MODE
To remotely control the VCR with the commander, set COMMAND
MODE on the remote commander to the same position as that on the
VCR. Usually set to VCR 4. If the other VCR does not have a
COMMAND MODE switch, use the following setting:
VTR 1: For Sony Betamax format VCRs
VTR 2: For Sony 8mm format VCRs
VTR 3: For Sony VHS format VCRs
VTR 4: For Sony DV format VCRs
VTR 5 and 6: (reserve)
Using the remote commander
You can use this remote commander to operate this VCR and a Sony
TV. The POWER, VOL +/–, CH +/–, [TV]/[VTR], channel number,
ENTER, DISPLAY and AUDIO MONITOR buttons on the remote
commander can be used to operate your TV.
To operate
Set [TV] / [VTR] to
the VCR [VTR] and point at the remote sensor on the VCR
a Sony TV
[TV] and point at the remote sensor on the TV
(continued)
Getting Started
9
Step 2: Setting up the remote
commander (continued)
Notes
• If the TV uses a different
remote control system from
the one programmed to
work with the VCR, you
cannot control your TV with
the remote commander.
• If you enter a new code
number, the code number
previously entered will be
erased.
• When you replace the
batteries of the remote
commander, the code
number automatically resets
to 1 (Sony). Reset to the
appropriate code number.
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Getting Started
Controlling other TVs with the remote commander
The remote commander is preprogrammed to control non-Sony TVs. If
your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer’s
code number.
1 Set [TV] / [VTR] at the top of the remote commander to [TV].
2 Hold down POWER, and enter your TV’s code number(s) using the
number buttons. Press the ENTER button. Then release POWER.
Now you can use the POWER, VOL +/–, CH +/– and TV / VTR
buttons to control your TV. To control the VCR, reset [TV] / [VTR] to
[VTR].
Code numbers of controllable TVs
If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time
until you find the one that works with your TV.
Manufacturer
Code number
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01
Panasonic
06, 19
Akai
04
Philco
03, 04
AOC
04
Philips
08
Centurion
12
Pioneer
16
Coronado
03
Portland
03
Curis-Mathes
12
Quasar
06
Daytron
12
Radio Shack
05, 14
Emerson
03, 04, 14
RCA
04, 10
Fisher
11
Sampo
12
General Electric
06, 10
Samsung
03, 12
Goldstar
03, 04, 17
Sanyo
11
Hitachi
02, 03
Scott
12
J.C.Penney
04, 12
Sears
07, 11
JVC
09
Sharp
03, 05, 18
KMC
03
Sylvania
08, 12
KTY
03, 04
Teknika
03, 08, 14
Magnavox
03, 08, 12
Toshiba
07
Marantz
04, 13
Wards
03, 04, 12
MGA/Mitsubishi 04, 12, 13
Yorx
12
NEC
Zenith
15
04, 12
Step 3: Hookups
Caution
• Connections between the
VCR’s VHF/UHF connector
and the antenna terminals
of the TV receiver should be
made only as shown in the
following instructions.
Failure to do so may result
in operation that violates
the regulations of the
Federal Communications
Commission regarding the
use and operation of RF
devices. Never connect the
output of the VCR to an
antenna or make
simultaneous (parallel)
antenna and VCR
connections at the antenna
terminals of your receiver.
Note to CATV system
installer
• This reminder is provided
to call the CATV system
installer’s attention to
Article 820-40 of the NEC
that provides guidelines for
proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the
cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding
system of the building, as
close to the point of cable
entry as practical.
* DSS® is a registered
trademarks of DIRECTV,
Inc., a unit of Hughes
Electronics Corporation.
Selecting the best hookup option
There are many ways in which your VCR can be hooked up.
To hook up your VCR so that it works best for you, first scan through
the table below. Then use the accompanying diagrams and procedures
on the following pages to set up your VCR.
If you have
Use
Refer to
TV that has audio/video inputs
Audio/video (A/V) hookup,
then follow one of the
hookups below.
Page 12
Cable box that is compatible
Hookup 1
with the VCR’s cable box control
feature
Page 14
No cable box or incompatible
cable box with only a few
scrambled channels
Hookup 2
Page 16
Antenna only, no cable TV
Hookup 3
Page 18
Incompatible cable box with
many scrambled channels
Hookup 4
Page 20
DSS ® (Digital Satellite System)*
receiver
Hookup 5
Page 22
Incompatible cable box with
only a few scrambled channels,
using an A/B switch
Hookup 6
Page 24
After you’ve completed the connections, follow the instructions for
setup. During setup, if you need more details on the procedure
described, page numbers are provided where you can find complete,
step-by-step instructions.
After you’ve completed the setup, you’re ready to use your VCR.
Procedures differ depending on the hookup you used.
Before you get started
• Turn off the power to all equipment.
• Do not connect the AC power cords until all of the connections are
completed.
• Be sure you make connections firmly. Loose connections may cause
picture distortion.
• If your TV doesn’t match any of the examples provided, see your
nearest Sony dealer or qualified technician.
Getting Started
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Audio/video (A/V) hookup
Note
• To play a tape in stereo, you
must use the A/V
connection.
If your TV has audio/video (A/V) input jacks, you will get a better
picture and sound if you hook up your VCR using these connections.
In addition, for a true “home theater” experience, you should connect
the audio outputs of your VCR or TV to your stereo system. If your TV
has an S-video input jack, you will enjoy an even better picture if you
connect to the TV with the supplied S-video cable.
If your TV doesn’t have A/V inputs, see the following pages for
antenna or cable hookups.
If you’re planning to use your VCR only to play back pictures and
movies, you’re finished setting up the VCR after you’ve made these
connections. If you want to record off-air or off your cable TV system,
complete these connections first, and then go to the following pages for
antenna or cable hookups.
A
VCR
Use this hookup if your TV has stereo jacks
S-video
cable
(supplied)
Stereo receiver
TV
Audio cable (not supplied)
Audio/video cable (supplied)
B Use this hookup if your TV doesn’t have stereo jacks
VCR
S-video
cable
(supplied)
Stereo receiver
TV
Video
cable (not
supplied)
Audio cable (not supplied)
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Getting Started
C Use this hookup if your TV has S-Link™ function
If your TV has the S-Link™ (A/V bus control) function, hook up your
VCR using the connection shown as below. Your TV will automatically
switch to the A/V inputs for your VCR when you play back or operate
menu on the VCR
VCR
Stereo receiver
TV
Control S cable
(supplied)
Audio/video cable (supplied)
Audio cable (not supplied)
A/V hookup: VCR setup
After you’ve connected your TV and completed antenna or cable
hookup, use the following procedure to set up the VCR.
Press MENU and select
ADVANCED OPTIONS.
Set AUTO ANT SEL to
OFF and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 54.
Getting Started
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Recommended use
Hookup 1
You should use this hookup if you have a cable box, especially if your
cable system scrambles all or most channels. This hookup allows the
VCR’s cable box control feature to control the channel on the cable box,
simplifying the recording process. A list of compatible cable boxes is on
page 34.
Using cable box
control
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any channel using the VCR’s cable box control feature to
select channels on the cable box
What you can’t do with this hookup
• Record with the cable box turned off
• Record one channel while watching another channel
Rear of TV
Cable Mouse
Cable box
VHF/UHF
A
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or C.
or
VHF
B
UHF
For connector types
B and C, no UHF
connection is
required.
or
VHF
C
VCR
UHF
Positioning the Cable Mouse
Place the Cable Mouse so that it
hangs out over the cable box front.
Side view
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Getting Started
Hookup 1: VCR setup
Hookup 1: VCR Plus+ channel setup
1
1
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your
program guide. For details on the VCR Plus+
Channel Listing, see page 36.
2
If the channels in the program guide are different
from the channels that you actually use on your TV,
set the channels that are different as follows:
Set the RF UNIT switch to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
set the switch to either channel.
If you made A/V connections (from page 12), you
can skip this step.
Press MENU and select
SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS.
Enter the program guide
channel, then the channel
you use on your TV.
For details, see page 92.
2
Turn on your cable box.
3
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR.
The SET UP menu appears.
Program guide channel
Your actual TV channel
Press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 37.
Automatic clock setting
1 The CLOCK SET menu
appears. Select AUTO and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 27.
2 The CABLE BOX menu
appears. Set CABLE BOX
CONTROL to ON and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
3 Enter your cable box code
number and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
Once you’ve set up the VCR, it automatically sets the
clock the first time you turn off the VCR. After that,
whenever you turn off the VCR, it checks the time and
adjusts the clock, even for Daylight Saving Time.
The VCR sets the clock by picking up a time signal
that’s provided by some TV channels.
If you want to use the timer to record right away, or if
the channels in your area do not carry time signals, set
the clock manually. For details, see pages 27–29.
Note
• To use the automatic clock setting feature, leave the cable box
on.
• Depending on your area, the automatic clock setting feature
may not set the clock correctly. In this case, set the clock
manually according to the procedure on page 29.
4 Select your cable box
output channel and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
Normal display ?
Getting Started
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Recommended use
Hookup 2
No cable box
or
Incompatible cable
box with only a few
scrambled channels
Use this hookup if you do not have a cable box. Also use this hookup if
your cable company cannot supply a cable box that is compatible with
the VCR’s cable box control feature, and your cable system scrambles
only a few channels.
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel on the
VCR
What you can’t do with this hookup
• Record scrambled channels that require a cable box
Wall
Rear of TV
VCR
VHF/UHF
A
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or C.
B
For connector types
B and C, no UHF
connection is
required.
or
VHF
Connect this cable directly to
your TV if you don't have a
cable box.
UHF
or
VHF
C
Cable box
UHF
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Getting Started
Hookup 2: VCR setup
Hookup 2: VCR Plus+ channel setup
1
1
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your
program guide. For details on the VCR Plus+
Channel Listing, see page 36.
2
If the channels in the program guide are different
from the channels that you actually use on your TV,
set the channels that are different as follows:
Set the RF UNIT switch to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
set the switch to either channel.
If you made A/V connections (from page 12), you
can skip this step.
Press MENU and select
SET VCR Plus+
CHANNELS.
Enter the program guide
channel, then the channel
you use on your TV.
For details, see page 92.
2
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR.
The SET UP menu appears.
Program guide channel
Your actual TV channel
For details, see page 37.
Press EXECUTE.
Automatic clock setting
1 The CLOCK SET menu
appears. Select AUTO and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 27.
2 The CABLE BOX menu
appears. Set CABLE BOX
CONTROL to OFF and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
Once you’ve set up the VCR, it automatically sets the
clock the first time you turn off the VCR. After that,
whenever you turn off the VCR, it checks the time and
adjusts the clock, even for Daylight Saving Time.
The VCR sets the clock by picking up a time signal
that’s provided by some TV channels.
If you want to use the timer to record right away, or if
the channels in your area do not carry time signals, set
the clock manually. For details, see pages 27–29.
Note
3 The TUNER PRESET menu
appears. Set ANTENNA/
CABLE to CABLE and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
• To use the automatic clock setting feature, leave the cable box
on.
• Depending on your area, the automatic clock setting feature
may not set the clock correctly. In this case, set the clock
manually according to the procedure on page 29.
4 The AUTO PRESET starts.
For details, see page 30.
Normal display ?
Getting Started
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Make the following connections if you’re using an antenna (if you don’t
have cable TV).
Hookup 3
Antenna hookup
A Use this hookup if you’re using:
• VHF/UHF antenna (you get channels 2–13 and channels 14 and
higher)
• UHF-only antenna (you get channels 14 and higher)
• separate VHF and UHF antennas
Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
A
or
VHF
VCR
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or C.
B
UHF
or
VHF
C
UHF
B Use this hookup if you’re using a VHF-only antenna (you get
channels 2–13 only)
Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
A
or
VHF
VCR
B
or
UHF
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or C.
For connector types
B and C, no UHF
connection is
required.
VHF
C
UHF
If you cannot connect your antenna cable to the VCR directly
If your antenna cable is a flat cable (300-ohm twin lead cable), attach an
external antenna connector (not supplied) so that you can connect the
cable to the VHF/UHF IN connector. If you have separate cables for
VHF and UHF antennas, you may use a U/V band mixer (not
supplied). For details, see page 92.
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Getting Started
Hookup 3: VCR setup
Hookup 3: VCR Plus+ channel setup
1
1
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your
program guide. For details on the VCR Plus+
Channel Listing, see page 36.
2
If the channels in the program guide are different
from the channels that you actually use on your TV,
set the channels that are different as follows:
Set the RF UNIT switch to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
set the switch to either channel.
If you made A/V connections (from page 12), you
can skip this step.
Press MENU and select
SET VCR Plus+
CHANNELS.
Enter the program guide
channel, then the channel
you use on your TV.
For details, see page 92.
2
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR.
The SET UP menu appears.
Program guide channel
Your actual TV channel
For details, see page 37.
Press EXECUTE.
Automatic clock setting
1 The CLOCK SET menu
appears. Select AUTO
and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 27.
2 The CABLE BOX menu
appears. Set CABLE BOX
CONTROL to OFF and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
Once you’ve set up the VCR, it automatically sets the
clock the first time you turn off the VCR. After that,
whenever you turn off the VCR, it checks the time and
adjusts the clock, even for Daylight Saving Time.
The VCR sets the clock by picking up a time signal
that’s provided by some TV channels.
If you want to use the timer to record right away, or if
the channels in your area do not carry time signals, set
the clock manually. For details, see pages 27–29.
Note
3 The TUNER PRESET menu
appears. Set ANTENNA/
CABLE to ANT and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
• To use the automatic clock setting feature, leave the cable box
on.
• Depending on your area, the automatic clock setting feature
may not set the clock correctly. In this case, set the clock
manually according to the procedure on page 29.
4 The AUTO PRESET starts.
For details, see page 30.
Normal display ?
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Hookup 4
Incompatible cable
box with many
scrambled channels
Recommended use
Use this hookup if your cable company cannot supply a cable box that is
compatible with the VCR’s cable box control feature, and your cable
system scrambles all, or most channels.
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any channel by selecting the channel on the cable box
What you can’t do with this hookup
• Record with the cable box turned off
• Record one channel while watching another channel
• Record by selecting channels directly with the VCR
Rear of TV
Wall
Cable box
VHF/UHF
A
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or C.
B
For connector types
B and C, no UHF
connection is
required.
or
VHF
UHF
or
VHF
C
VCR
UHF
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Hookup 4: VCR setup
Hookup 4: VCR Plus+ channel setup
1
1
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your
program guide. For details on the VCR Plus+
Channel Listing, see page 36.
2
Enter all the channels you want to record and the
cable box output channel (usually 2, 3, or 4):
Set the RF UNIT switch to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
set the switch to either channel.
If you made A/V connections (from page 12), you
can skip this step.
Press MENU and select
SET VCR Plus+
CHANNELS.
Enter the program guide
channel, then the cable
box output channel.
For details, see page 92.
2
Turn on your cable box.
3
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR.
The SET UP menu appears.
Program guide channel
Your cable box channel
For details, see page 37.
Press EXECUTE.
Note
• You have to set the channel manually on the cable box for each
recording.
Automatic clock setting
1 The CLOCK SET menu
appears. Select MANUAL
and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 27.
To use the Auto Clock Set feature with this hookup,
you need to manually select a channel that carries a
time signal:
1
2 The CABLE BOX menu
appears. Set CABLE BOX
CONTROL to OFF and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
3 The TUNER PRESET menu
appears. Set ANTENNA/
CABLE to ANT and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
Tune the cable box to a channel that carries a time
signal.
Select AUTO in the CLOCK SET menu to turn on
the Auto Clock Set feature.
Turn off the VCR.
It automatically sets the clock and adjusts for
Daylight Saving Time by picking up the time
signal.
If you want to use the timer to record right away, or if
the channels in your area do not carry time signals, set
the clock manually. For details, see pages 27 – 29.
2
3
Note
4 The AUTO PRESET starts.
For details, see page 30.
• To use the automatic clock setting feature, leave the cable box
on.
• Depending on your area, the automatic clock setting feature
may not set the clock correctly. In this case, set the clock
manually according to the procedure on page 29.
Normal display ?
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Recommended use
Hookup 5
DSS (Digital Satellite
System) receiver
Use this hookup if you have a DSS receiver. It allows the VCR's cable
box control feature to control the channel on the DSS receiver,
simplifying the recording process. You should use this hookup if you
have a DSS receiver. A list of compatible DSS receivers is on page 34.
DSS (Digital Satellite System) is a satellite broadcast that provides
superior digital-quality video and crisp digital-quality audio. A variety
of program packages are available through your program providers. It
also has program guides that are sorted by program categories.
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any channel using the VCR's cable box control feature to
select channels on the DSS receiver
What you can‘t do with this hookup
• Record any channel from cable or an antenna
(To record channels from cable or an antenna, turn off the cable box
control feature.)
• Use a cable box
• Record programs with VCR Plus+
Wall
Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
A
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B or C
B
For connector types
B and C, no UHF
connection is
required
or
VHF
or
UHF
or
VHF
VCR
C
UHF
Cable
Mouse
DSS receiver
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Positioning the Cable Mouse
Place the Cable Mouse so that it
hangs out over the DSS receiver front.
Hookup 5: VCR setup
Automatic clock setting
1
If you connect an antenna or cable to the VCR, the Auto
Clock Set feature will function. It automatically sets
the clock and adjusts for Daylight Saving Time the first
time you turn off the VCR.
The VCR sets the clock by picking up a time signal
provided by some TV channels.
If you want to use the timer to record right away, or if
the channels in your area do not carry time signals, set
the clock manually. For details, see pages 27–29.
Set the RF UNIT switch to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
set the switch to either channel.
If you made A/V connections (from page 12), you
can skip this step.
Note
For details, see page 92.
2
Turn on your DSS receiver.
3
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR.
The SET UP menu appears.
• To use the automatic clock setting feature, leave the DSS
receiver on.
• Depending on your area, the automatic clock setting feature
may not set the clock correctly. In this case, set the clock
manually according to the procedure on page 29.
You are now ready to use your VCR
Procedures differ slightly depending on the hookup
used. Make a note of which hookup you used
(Hookup 5) so that you can always follow the correct
instructions.
Notes
1 The CLOCK SET menu
appears. Select AUTO and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 27.
2 The CABLE BOX menu
appears. Set CABLE BOX
CONTROL to ON and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
• To successfully record a program from the DSS receiver,
proceed as follows:
– Leave the DSS receiver on all the time.
– Turn off the display (menu screen, channel number, etc.) of
the DSS receiver.
– To record or receive locked channels, unlock the channel
before the VCR starts recording.
• To set pay-per-view programs in the timer setting, order the
pay-per-view program before the VCR starts recording.
• Some programs are copy protected. You cannot record these
programs.
3 Enter your DSS receiver
code number and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
4 Select LINE (LINE IN 1 on
VCR) and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
5 The AUTO PRESET starts.
For details, see page 33.
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Recommended use
Hookup 6
By using an A/B switch (not supplied), this hookup allows you to
record both scrambled and unscrambled channels conveniently.
Incompatible cable
box with only a few
scrambled channels,
using an A/B switch
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel directly on
the VCR (the A/B switch is set to A)
• Record any scrambled channel by selecting the channel on the cable
box (the A/B switch is set to B)
What you can‘t do with this hookup
• Record one scrambled channel while watching another channel
Wall
Rear of TV
Cable box
Splitter
VHF/UHF
A
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or C.
B
For connector types
B and C, no UHF
connection is
required.
or
VHF
A/B switch
A
B
UHF
or
VHF
C
VCR
UHF
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Getting Started
Hookup 6: VCR setup
1
4
Set the RF UNIT switch to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
set the switch to either channel.
If you made A/V connections (from page 12), you
can skip this step.
Preset the cable box output channel (usually 2, 3 or 4).
Press MENU and select
TUNER PRESET.
Set MANUAL SET to ADD
and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 31.
Hookup 6: VCR Plus+ channel setup
For details, see page 92.
2
Set the A/B switch to “A.”
3
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR.
The SET UP menu appears.
1
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your
program guide. For details on the VCR Plus+
Channel listing, see page 36.
2
For unscrambled channels, if the channels in the
program guide are different from the channels that
you actually use on your TV, set the channels that
are different as follows:
Press MENU and select
SET VCR Plus+
CHANNELS.
1 The CLOCK SET menu
appears. Select AUTO and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 27.
Enter the program guide
channel, then the channel
you use on your TV.
Program guide channel
Your actual TV channel
2 The CABLE BOX menu
appears. Set CABLE BOX
CONTROL to OFF and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 33.
3 The TUNER PRESET menu
appears. Set ANTENNA/
CABLE to CABLE and press
EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
For details, see page 37.
3
Press EXECUTE.
For scrambled channels, enter all the scrambled
channels you want to record and the cable box
output channel (usually 2, 3, or 4):
Press MENU and select
SET VCR Plus+
CHANNELS.
Enter the program guide
channel, then the cable
box output channel.
4 The AUTO PRESET starts.
For details, see page 30.
Program guide channel
Your cable box channel
Normal display ?
For details, see page 37.
Press EXECUTE.
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Hookup 6 (continued)
You are now ready to use your VCR
To record an unscrambled channel
1 Set the A/B switch to “A.”
2 Select channels on the VCR.
To record a scrambled channel
1 Set the A/B switch to “B.”
2 Select channels on the cable box (for details on the cable box,
see page 33).
To watch TV
1 Turn off your VCR, or press the VCR’s TV/VTR button until the VTR
indicator in the display window goes off.
2 Set the A/B switch to “B.”
3 Turn on your cable box.
4 Set the TV to the cable box output channel (usually 2, 3, or 4).
5 Set the cable box to the channel you want to watch.
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Getting Started
Using the Auto Clock Set feature
Setting the clock
Some TV and cable channels transmit time signals with their broadcasts.
Your VCR can pick up this time signal to automatically set the clock.
The Auto Clock Set feature works only if a channel in your area is
broadcasting a time signal. If broadcasters in your area are not yet
sending time signals, set the time manually (page 29).
Before you start…
MENU
EXECUTE
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the VCR channel (channel 3 or 4). If your TV is
connected to the VCR using A/V connections, set the TV to video
input.
• Press TV/VTR to display the VTR indicator in the VCR’s display
window.
1
Press MENU, then press the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons to move
the cursor (❚) to CLOCK SET and
press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP
procedure, skip this step.
2
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to select AUTO, then press
EXECUTE.
The AUTO CLOCK SET menu appears
on the TV screen.
3
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to select FULL AUTO, then press
EXECUTE.
4
To activate the Auto Clock Set
function, turn the VCR off.
The VCR automatically sets the clock.
The VCR automatically searches for a
channel that carries a time signal and
sets your time zone and daylight saving
time (if applicable).
If your clock is set, but displays the
wrong time zone or daylight saving
time, you can adjust these settings
without turning off the Auto Clock Set
feature (page 28).
CURSOR
Notes
• The clock cannot be set
automatically if the VCR
cannot receive a channel
that carries a time signal in
your area. If so, set the clock
manually (page 29).
• If there are only a few
channels in your area that
carry time signals, setting
the clock automatically may
take up to about 30 minutes.
If nothing happens even
after you wait about 30
minutes, set the clock
manually (page 29).
• If you use Hookup 1 or 4,
make sure you leave the
cable box on.
When the Auto CLock Set feature does not work well
Depending on your area, the automatic clock setting feature may not set
the clock correctly. In this case, set the clock manually according to the
procedure on page 29.
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27
Setting the clock (continued)
If the clock is not activated
1
Follow steps 1 and 2 in “Using the
Auto Clock Set feature.”
2
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to select OPTIONS in the AUTO
CLOCK SET menu, then press
EXECUTE.
The CLOCK SET CHANNEL menu
appears.
3
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to select AUTO or MANUAL.
• If you select AUTO:
The VCR automatically searches for a
channel that carries a time signal.
• If you select MANUAL:
Set a channel that carries a time signal
using the number buttons.
Use this option if you know that
channel.
Most PBS member stations broadcast
a time signal.
For the fastest response, set the VCR
to your local PBS station.
4
Press EXECUTE.
The YOUR TIME ZONE AND
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME menu
appears.
5
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to select AUTO or MANUAL.
• If you select AUTO:
The VCR automatically sets your time
zone and daylight saving time
(if applicable).
• If you select MANUAL:
1 Press EXECUTE, then set the time
zone of your area using the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
2 Press EXECUTE, then select
STANDARD TIME or DAYLIGHT
SAVING TIME using the CURSOR
(>/.) buttons.
6
Press EXECUTE.
7
To activate the Auto Clock Set
function, turn the VCR off.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
Note
• If you use both the cable box
control feature and the Auto
Clock Set feature, the VCR
automatically changes
channels on the cable box
until a channel that carries a
time signal is found
whenever you turn off the
VCR.
If you want to stop the
search, change the channel
of the cable box with the
channel buttons either on
the VCR or on the remote
commander.
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Getting Started
Using the Manual Clock Set
1
Press MENU.
The main MENU appears on the TV
screen.
2
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to move the cursor (❚) to CLOCK
SET, then press EXECUTE.
3
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to select MANUAL, then press
EXECUTE.
4
Set the month using the CURSOR
(>/.) buttons.
5
Press CURSOR / to highlight the
day and set the day using the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
The day of the week is set
automatically.
6
Press CURSOR / to highlight the
year and set the year using the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
7
Press CURSOR / to highlight the
hour and set the hour using the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
8
Press CURSOR / to highlight the
minutes and set the minutes
using the CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
9
Press EXECUTE to start the clock.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
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29
Presetting channels
(Skip this section if you are using
cable box / DSS receiver control.)
This VCR is capable of receiving VHF channels 2 to 13, UHF channels 14
to 69 and unscrambled CATV channels 1 to 125. First, we recommend
that you preset the receivable channels in your area using automatic
presetting. Then, if there are any unwanted channels, disable them
manually. If you have decided which channels you wish to preset, set
them directly using manual presetting.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel (channel 3 or 4). If your TV is
connected to the VCR using A/V connections, set the TV to video
input.
• Press TV/VTR to display the VTR indicator in the VCR’s display
window.
• Press INPUT SELECT so that a channel number appears in the VCR’s
display window.
MENU
Presetting all receivable channels automatically
EXECUTE
1
Press MENU, then press the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons to move
the cursor (❚) to TUNER PRESET
and press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP
procedure, skip this step.
2
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to move the cursor (❚) to
ANTENNA/CABLE.
3
Select ANT or CABLE using the
CURSOR (?//) buttons:
• To preset cable TV channels, select
CABLE.
• To preset VHF and UHF channels,
select ANT.
4
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to move the cursor (❚) to AUTO
PRESET, then press EXECUTE.
All receivable channels are preset in
numerical sequence. When no more
receivable channels can be found,
presetting stops and the picture from
the lowest numbered channel is
displayed on the TV screen.
CURSOR
Tip
• When receiving a VHF,
UHF or CATV channel, the
display changes as follows
each time you press the
DISPLAY button.
Channel number, program Z
name, and station’s call
letters (if the broadcaster
sends those services)
$
Date, time, remaining tape
length, and time counter
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Getting Started
Presetting/deleting channels manually
1
Display the TUNER PRESET menu.
For instructions, follow steps 1 and 2 in
“Presetting all receivable channels
automatically.”
2
Select the channel to preset or
delete:
• To preset a channel, enter the channel
number by pressing the number
buttons then ENTER.
• To delete a channel, select the channel
number by pressing CH +/–.
3
Set MANUAL SET to ADD or
ERASE, using the CURSOR (?//)
buttons:
• To preset a channel, select ADD.
• To delete a channel, select ERASE.
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to preset or
delete channels as required, then
press EXECUTE.
Number
buttons,
ENTER
CH +/–
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
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31
If the picture is not clear
Presetting channels
(continued)
Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) function automatically tunes in
channels clearly. If, however, the picture of a channel is not clear, you
may also use the manual tuning function.
1
Display the TUNER PRESET menu.
For instructions, follow steps 1 and 2 in
“Presetting all receivable channels
automatically” on page 30.
2
Select the channel you want to
fine-tune by pressing the number
buttons and then ENTER.
3
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to move the cursor (❚) to FINE
TUNING.
The fine tuning meter appears.
4
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to get a clearer picture, then
press EXECUTE.
Note that the AFT setting switches to
OFF.
Number
buttons,
ENTER
CH +/–
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
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Getting Started
Setting up cable box
control
(Skip this section if you are using
Hookup 2, 3, or 4)
Number
buttons,
ENTER
CH +/–
Your VCR includes a cable box control feature which allows the VCR to
control most brands of cable boxes/DSS receivers via the Cable Mouse.
With cable box control, the VCR controls channels on the cable box/DSS
receivers for timer recording. You can also use the VCR’s remote
commander to change channels on the cable box/DSS receiver
whenever the cable box/DSS receiver is turned on even if the VCR is
turned off. To use cable box control, you need to connect the Cable
Mouse (page 14) and set the code number and output channel.
This VCR is programmed with codes necessary to control channel
selection on most brands of cable boxes at the time this VCR was
manufactured. It is possible that new cable boxes may be introduced
that cannot be controlled with this VCR’s Cable Mouse. If you have a
cable box that is incompatible with this VCR, contact your cable
operator –– they may be able to provide you with a compatible cable
box.
Before you start...
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
• Turn on your cable box/DSS receiver.
• Press POWER to turn on the VCR.
MENU
1
Press MENU, then press the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons to move
the cursor (❚) to CABLE BOX
CONTROL and press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP
procedure, skip this step.
2
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to select ON, then press EXECUTE.
3
Enter the cable box/DSS receiver
code number by pressing the
number buttons, then press
EXECUTE.
Find your cable box/DSS receiver
code number from the chart on the next
page.
EXECUTE
CURSOR
4
• If you want to control a cable box,
select the output channel for the
cable box using the CURSOR (>/.)
buttons, then press EXECUTE.
• If you want to control a DSS
receiver, select LINE (LINE IN 1 on
VCR) using the CURSOR (>/.)
buttons, then press EXECUTE.
(continued)
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33
Setting up cable box control
(continued)
DSS receiver/Cable box brands and the corresponding cable box
code numbers
If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one by one,
until you come to the correct code for your equipment.
DSS
receiver
brand
Code
numbers
Sony
650
RCA
577
Cable box
brand
Code
numbers
ABC
018, 022, 024
028, 217
• Some cable boxes, even
from brands listed on the
right may not be
compatible.
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Getting Started
Code
numbers
Cable box
brand
Code
numbers
Jasco
164, 326
SL Marx
051
Jerrold
014, 022, 025
026, 035, 037
058, 109, 287
487
Spectravision 069
032, 318
451
Standard
107, 166
Components
Macom
044
Starcom
Magnavox
038, 043, 080
345
014, 026, 058
109
Stargate
026, 051
011
STS
167
Movie Time 089, 167, 214
Sylvania
012
T-Cable
Teletext
116
Tandy
269
Tatung
108
Teknica
157
Tele +1
454
Memorex
218
Archer
033, 050, 164
218
Northcoast
325
BBT
278
Novaplex
629
Cable Star
067
NSC
074, 081, 167
214
Cabletenna
033
Oak
Cable time
172, 282, 388,
459
018, 030
259
Omniview
382
Panasonic
032, 118
Paragon
011
Philips
036, 038, 039
040, 041, 042
071, 301, 345
Century
164
Citizen
164, 326, 327
Clyde
Cablevision
097
Color Voice
036, 042
Comband
243, 244
Philips ECG 253
Comtronics
051, 071
Pioneer
Decsat
034, 155, 271
544, 695
434
Diamond
Popular
Mechanics
411
046
Eagle
Comtronics
051
Pulsar
011
RCA
032
Realistic
218
Recoton
411
Regal
031, 270, 284
290
013, 285
Sprucer
Linsay
Antronix
Eastern
Note
Cable box
brand
TeleCaption 232
Teleservice
292
Texscan
012, 107
TFC
321
Timeless
429
Tocom
023, 024, 070
Toshiba
011
Tudi
297
TV86
074
TV COM
018, 030, 259
Uniden
236
Unika
033, 164, 218
United
Artists
018
Electricord
089
Electus
055
Filmnet
454
Focus
411
Regency
013
Garrard
164
Rembrandt
081
GC
Electronics
027, 067, 341
RK
315, 317, 490
GE
Samsung
243, 244
051, 155
GEC
Satbox
097
386
Gemini
026, 068, 081
253
Scientific
Atlanta
017, 019
028, 288
338
General
Instrument
022, 287, 487
Seam
521
020, 031, 045
270, 284
324
Westminster 116
cable
Hamlin
Sharp
Signal
051
Zenith
011, 065, 536
Hitachi
022
Signature
022
Zentek
411
United Cable 014
Universal
033, 050, 067
088, 089, 164
202, 218, 333
Videoway
261
Vidtech
255
Viewstar
038, 071, 074,
122, 222, 269
300
Wave Master 576
To ensure current operation
• Place the Cable Mouse so that it hangs out over the cable box/DSS
receiver front.
• Do not place the cable box/DSS receiver on top of the VCR.
• Position the cable box/DSS receiver away from the VCR.
• Point the remote commander at the VCR, not at the cable box/DSS
receiver.
Side view
ç : Signal flow
To check the cable box/DSS receiver control setting
1 Press CH +/– on the remote commander. Does the channel indicator
on the cable box/DSS receiver change? (Point the remote
commander at the VCR, not at the cable box/DSS receiver.)
2 Press all 10 number buttons (0 to 9) on the remote commander. Does
the channel indicator on the cable box/DSS receiver change?
If the answer to both 1 and 2 is “yes,” you have made the correct
setting.
If you cannot get your VCR to control the cable box/DSS
receiver
Note
• Make sure to turn off the
VCR when you plug in or
unplug the Cable Mouse. If
you unplug the Cable
Mouse and plug it in again,
turn on the VCR before you
use the cable box control
feature.
• Check that the Cable Mouse is connected to the CABLE BOX
CONTROL jack on the VCR.
• Check the position of the Cable Mouse.
• Place the cable box/DSS receiver and VCR away from each other. Do
not place the cable box/DSS receiver on top of the VCR.
• Try the setup again making sure to use the correct control code. If the
cable box/DSS receiver still does not respond, try other codes.
If your cable box still does not operate with the Cable Mouse, contact
your cable company to see if they can provide you with a compatible
cable box.
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How VCR Plus+ works
Setting up VCR Plus+
Example of “PlusCode”
Whenever you want to record a TV program, all you need to do is look
up the program’s “PlusCode,” a number assigned to each program
that’s published in the TV section of most newspapers, cable TV listings,
and even TV GUIDE magazine. Then, just enter the PlusCode of the
program you want and the VCR is automatically programmed to record
that show. It’s that simple.
How to set up your VCR
Setting up your VCR involves coordinating the TV channel number (the
number you turn to on your TV or VCR to watch a program) with the
guide channel (the number that’s assigned to that channel in your
program guide). To get the guide channel numbers, find the “Channel
Line-up Chart” in the program guide for your area that features VCR
PlusCodes. It usually looks like the example to the left.
Example of “Channel Line-up Chart”
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Getting Started
For each channel your VCR receives, use the Channel Line-up Chart to
check that the channel numbers match. For example, if HBO is listed in
the Channel Line-up Chart on channel 33, and your VCR receives HBO
on channel 15, you need to coordinate these numbers using the
following procedure. For channels in which the numbers are the same,
you can skip this procedure.
1
Press MENU, then press the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons to move
the cursor (❚) to SET VCR Plus+
CHANNELS and press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP
procedure, skip this step.
2
Enter the guide channel number
assigned in the program guide
and press ENTER.
The TV CH column is highlighted.
3
•
Number
buttons,
ENTER
CH +/–
•
•
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
If you made Hookup 1, 2, or 3,
enter the actual number on
your TV (and VCR) and press
ENTER.
If you made Hookup 4, enter
the cable output channel
(usually 2, 3, or 4) and press
ENTER.
If you made Hookup 5, enter
the actual number on your TV
(and VCR) for an unscrambled
channel and press ENTER. For
a scrambled channel, enter the
cable box output channel
(usually 2, 3, or 4) and press
ENTER.
4
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each
channel whose numbers don’t
match.
5
When you have set all channels,
press EXECUTE to confirm your
channel settings.
6
When you’ve finished, press
MENU to exit.
Getting Started
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Basic Operations
1
Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel:
• If the TV is connected to the VCR
using the audio/video cable, set the
TV to video input.
• If the TV is connected to the VCR using
only the antenna cable, set the TV to the
channel for the VCR.
2
Press 6 EJECT to open the
cassette panel.
3
Insert a cassette.
The VCR turns on.
Playing a tape
6 EJECT
0 REW
To insert a Mini DV cassette,
place it in the center of the
tray.
SEARCH 3/#
· PLAY
) FF
P PAUSE
p STOP
4
Press · PLAY to start playing.
When the tape reaches the end, it
automatically rewinds to the beginning.
(The power remains on.)
Additional tasks
Tips
• For further information on
searching and playback
functions, see “Playing/
searching at various speeds”
on page 44.
• If a cassette is inserted
already, press POWER to
turn on the VCR, then press
· PLAY to play a tape.
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Basic Operations
To
Press
Stop play
p STOP
Pause play
P PAUSE
Resume play after pause
P PAUSE or · PLAY
Search forward
# SEARCH
Search backward
3 SEARCH
Fast-forward the tape
) FF during stop
Rewind the tape
0 REW during stop
View the picture during fast
) FF during fast-forward
0 REW during rewind
Eject the tape
6 EJECT
Recording TV
programs
1
Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel:
• If the TV is connected to the VCR
using the audio/video cable, set the
TV to video input.
• If the TV is connected to the VCR
using only the antenna cable, set the
TV to the channel for the VCR.
• When using a cable box, turn it on.
2
Press 6 EJECT to open the
cassette panel.
3
Insert a cassette.
The VCR turns on.
To insert a Mini DV cassette, place it in
the center of the tray.
4
Press CH +/– to select the channel
you want to record.
As you pressing CH +/–, the channel
changes as follows:
6 EJECT
CH +/–
r REC
p STOP
To record a source connected to one of
the inputs, select L1, L2 or DV.
5
Tips
• To select channels, you can
also use the number buttons
on the remote commander.
Enter the desired channel
number using the number
buttons, then press ENTER.
• If you don’t want to watch
TV while recording, you can
turn off the TV. When
using a cable box, make sure
to leave it on.
Note
• If you insert a tape with its
protect tab showing red
– the VCR starts playing.
To record on this tape,
slide the tab so the red
portion is not visible.
– the VCR ejects it when
you press r REC.
Press r REC to start recording.
When the tape reaches the end, it
automatically rewinds to the beginning.
To stop recording
Press p STOP.
Watching a TV program while recording another
You can watch a TV program and record another at the same time.
If the TV is connected to the VCR using the audio/video cable, set the
TV to TV input.
If the TV is connected to the VCR using only the antenna cable, press
TV/VTR to turn off the VTR indicator on the front panel, then select the
desired channel on the TV.
Basic Operations
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Recording TV
programs using VCR
Plus+
POWER
Just enter the program’s “PlusCode” listed in the TV program guide.
The date, times and channel of that program are set automatically. You
can preset up to eight programs at a time.
Before you start...
• Check that the clock is set to the correct time.
• Insert a tape with its protect tab not slid to red. Make sure the tape is
longer than the total recording time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
1
Slide down the back cover of the
remote commander, then press
VCR Plus+.
2
Press the PlusCode number
buttons to enter the program’s
PlusCode.
If you make a mistake, press TIMER
CLEAR and enter the correct PlusCode.
3
Press ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY:
To record
PlusCode
number
button
Only once
ONCE
ONCE
Everyday Monday to Friday
DAILY
DAILY
Once a week
WEEKLY
WEEKLY
The date, start and stop times, and
channel number appear on the screen.
Check that the information is correct.
If it is not, press TIMER CLEAR to
cancel.
TIMER
CLEAR
VCR Plus+
Notes
• You cannot set a PlusCode
in the following cases:
– When the VCR is turned
off.
– While recording using the
timer or quick timer
• The timer will not accept
settings in the following
cases:
– When you select DAILY
for a Saturday or Sunday
program.
– When you select DAILY
or WEEKLY for a
program more than seven
days ahead.
– When you enter PlusCode
of a program that has
already ended.
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Basic Operations
Press
4
To preset another timer setting,
repeat steps 1 to 4.
5
Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
“TIMER” appears in the display
window and the VCR stands by for
recording. When using a cable box,
leave it on.
Tip
To stop recording
• To cancel the procedure,
press VCR Plus+ before
pressing ONCE, DAILY, or
WEEKLY.
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Notes
• If the VCR beeps repeatedly,
this means that:
– The PlusCode is incorrect.
– ONCE, DAILY, or
WEEKLY was selected
incorrectly. You cannot
select DAILY or WEEKLY
for a program that airs
more than seven days
ahead.
• If you timer record a
program that is encoded
with copyright protection
signals, the VCR will
continue recording but the
video and audio signals will
not be recorded on tape.
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press POWER.
“TIMER” disappears and the VCR switches on. Remember to press
POWER to reset the VCR in timer recording standby after using the
VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
• Reset the counter
• Display the tape counter on the TV screen with the DISPLAY button.
• Check the timer settings.
• Watch another TV program.
Basic Operations
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Setting the timer
manually
If VCR Plus+ is not available in your area, follow the instructions below
to set the timer to record programs.
Before you start...
• Check that the clock is set to correct time.
• Insert a tape with its protect tab not slid to red. Make sure the tape is
longer than the total recording time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
• When using a cable box, turn it on.
1
Press MENU, then press the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons to move
the cursor (❚) to TIMER SET/CHECK
and press EXECUTE.
If the clock needs to be set, “Please set
the clock” appears on the screen and
the VCR automatically enters the clock
setting mode.
2
Set the date, start and stop times,
and channel:
1 Press CURSOR / to highlight each
item in turn.
2 Press CURSOR >/. to set each item.
To correct a setting, press CURSOR ?
to return to that setting and reset.
To record a source connected to one of
the inputs, select L1 or L2 in the “CH”
position.
3
Press CURSOR / to confirm the
setting.
The cursor (❚) appears in the leftmost
column.
To preset another timer setting, move
the cursor to the next line and repeat
step 2 and 3.
4
Press EXECUTE.
5
Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
“TIMER” appears in the display
window and the VCR stands by for
recording. When using a cable box,
leave it on.
POWER
CURSOR
EXECUTE
MENU
Notes
• “TIMER” and the cassette
mark flashes in the display
window when you press
POWER with no tape
inserted.
• If you timer record a
program that is encoded
with copyright protection
signals, the VCR will
continue recording but the
video and audio signals will
not be recorded on tape.
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Basic Operations
Tips
To stop recording
• To set the channel for timer
recording, you can also use
CH +/– or the number
buttons.
• To change or correct a
setting before confirming it,
press CURSOR ? to
highlight the item you want
to change and reset it.
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Daily/weekly recording
When you set the date to start recording in step 2 above, press
CURSOR . to select the recording pattern. Each time you press the
button, the indication changes as follows.
the current date → SUN-SAT → MON-SAT → MON-FRI
→ EVERY SAT ..... → EVERY MON → EVERY SUN
→ 1 month later → (dates count down) → the current date
SUN-SAT (from Sunday to Saturday)
MON-SAT (from Monday to Saturday)
MON-FRI (from Monday to Friday)
EVERY SAT (every Saturday)
EVERY MON (every Monday)
EVERY SUN (every Sunday)
Basic Operations
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Using buttons on the remote commander
Additional operations
Playing/searching at
various speeds
Playback options
Operation
Play at twice the normal
speed
During playback, press ×2.
To change direction, press FRAME ' or 7.
Viewing in a high-speed
picture
During playback, press 0 or ).
Play in slow motion
During playback or pause, press & SLOW .
To change direction, press FRAME ' or 7.
Play frame by frame
During pause, press FRAME ' or 7.
To resume normal playback
Press ·PLAY.
& SLOW
×2
Using shuttle ring
FRAME
', 7
SEARCH3, #
Playback options
Operation
Play at various speeds
During playback or pause:
Turn the shuttle ring and hold it at the speed
you want.
• 1/5: 1/5 of normal speed
• 1: normal speed
• ×2: double speed
• 3/#: approximately 10 or 25 times normal
speed
The VCR switches between the two speeds as
you turn the shuttle ring.
Fast-forward/rewind
During stop:
Turn the shuttle ring on the VCR to 0 or )
and release.
Turn the shuttle ring to 0 or ) again to
view the picture during fast-forward or
rewind.*
· PLAY
0 FF,
) REW
Shuttle
ring
Jog dial
* This feature is not available when using a remote
commander or when controlling another VCR
from this VCR.
To resume normal playback
Press ·PLAY.
Using jog dial
Shuttle
ring
Jog dial
·
0
Tip
• If you want to hear the
sound during slow motion
and frame by frame set JOG
WITH SOUND in the
ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to ON (page 54).
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Additional Operations
During playback or pause, turn the jog dial to play the picture at a
speed slower than normal speed. This feature is useful for locating a
specific point on the tape.
Rewinding the tape and starting playback
automatically
During stop, press · while pressing 0 on the control panel.
The tape rewinds to the beginning (· flashes), then starts playing
automatically.
Displaying the recording data
Displaying tape
information
When recording with the digital VCR, data such as the recording date,
time and the channel number are also recorded onto the tape at the
same time. If you play back a tape recorded with a Sony digital
camcorder, you can check the shutter speed, program AE mode, white
balance, iris and gain.
To display the recording data, press DATA CODE during playback.
Each time you press DATA CODE, the display changes as follows.
The data appears only during playback.
Data display off
DISPLAY
COUNTER
SELECT
COUNTER
RESET
DATA CODE
Recording data and time
Sony camcorder settings
Shutter speed, AE mode, White balance, Gain
When the tape was recorded on this VCR, “---”
appears instead.
Tip
• The display appears on the
TV screen indicating
information about the tape,
but the information will not
be recorded on the tape.
Notes
• The counter resets to
“0H00M00S” whenever a
tape is reinserted.
• The counter stops counting
when it comes to a portion
with no recording.
• The counter indication may
be inaccurate when a tape
that has blank portions is
rewound or fast-fowarded
repeatedly.
• During fast-forward,
rewind, or search, the tape
speed automatically adjusts
to the remaining amount of
tape. In these cases, the
counter or time code
indication may stop
momentarily.
• Use the remaining time
display as an approximate
indication. In rare cases,
depending on the tape type,
the indication may be
inaccurate.
Displaying the remaining tape counter
When a tape is inserted, each time you press COUNTER SELECT, the
tape counter, the time code, and the remaining time counter appear in
sequence. To display them on the TV screen, press DISPLAY to turn the
display on, then press COUNTER SELECT.
Using the tape counter
Press COUNTER SELECT to display the tape counter. At the point on a
tape that you want to find later, press COUNTER RESET on the
operation panel to reset the counter to “0H00M00S.” Search for the
point afterwards by referring to the counter.
Additional Operations
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Selecting the sound
Playing stereo or bilingual programs
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the desired sound. Each press of the
button changes the display on the VCR.
Playing the desired audio track
When listening to the tape on which commentary or background music
are recorded after, you can specify the playback audio tracks.
This function is available when playing back a tape recorded in 12-bit
audio recording mode.
For details, see page 84.
AUDIO
MONITOR
1 Press · PLAY.
2 Select the position corresponding to the desired audio tracks with
AUDIO MONITOR selector on the control panel.
• To listen to stereo 1 track: set to STEREO 1.
• To listen to stereo 2 track: set to STEREO 2.
• To listen to both stereo 1 and stereo 2 tracks: set to MIX.
You can adjust the audio balance between the stereo 1 track and
stereo 2 track by using the AUDIO MIX BALANCE control when you
select “MIX.”
AUDIO MONITOR selector
Notes
• When you connect the VCR
to the TV with only the
antenna cable, the sound is
always heard in mono.
• When you play back a tape
recorded in the 12 bit mode,
“STEREO 1” always appears
in the display window
regardless of the Audio
Monitor setting.
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Additional Operations
Recording stereo and
bilingual programs
Recording stereo programs
This VCR automatically receives and records stereo programs. When a
stereo program is received, the STEREO indicator lights up. If there is
noise in the stereo program, set AUTO STEREO in the ADVANCED
OPTIONS menu to OFF. The sound will be recorded in monaural but
with less noise. For details, see page 55.
Recording bilingual programs
Normally, this VCR records only the main sound. To record SAP
(Second Audio Program) sound, set SAP in the ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to AUTO (the SAP indicator lights up). For details, see page 56.
AUDIO
MONITOR
To select the bilingual sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
This operation does not effect to the recording.
Selecting the sound during playback
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Indicator
Selected dound
STEREO
BILINGUAL
MAIN/L and SUB/R
or STEREO
STEREO
MAIN and SAP
MAIN/L
LEFT channel
MAIN
SUB/R
RIGHT channel
SAP
Tips
• When a stereo program is
received, the STEREO
indicator lights up. When a
bilingual program is
received, the BILINGUAL
indicator lights up.
• You can also use the
AUDIO MONITOR selector
on the control panel to
monitor the sound when
recording from the DV
input. The selector setting
will not affect the sound
recorded.
• For information on how the
VCR records sound, see
“How the audio mode is
decided” on page 61.
Note
• Set SAP in the ADVANCED
OPTIONS menu to MAIN
(page 54) when not
recording SAP sound, or no
sound will be recorded on
the right audio track.
Additional Operations
47
Recording TV
programs using the
quick timer
After starting recording in the normal way, you can have the VCR stop
recording automatically after a specified duration.
1
While recording, press QUICK
TIMER once.
Remaining recording time
2
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to
set the duration.
Each press advances the time in
increments of 30 minutes.
QUICK TIMER
Tip
• You can also set the quick
timer and start recording
when the VCR is in stop
mode.
Recording starts when you
press QUICK TIMER more
than twice.
The duration decreases minute by
minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops
recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set the new duration.
Note
To stop recording
• When you set the quick
timer while the time code is
displayed, the remaining
recording time and the
current time appear in the
display window.
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
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Additional Operations
Searching using the
index function
The VCR marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each
recording begins. Using these signals as references, you can find a
specific recording. There are three kinds of search:
– Searching the beginnings of recordings: Index search
– Searching a point on the tape where the recorded date changes: Date
search
– Searching for scenes recorded in the photo mode with a digital
camcorder: Photo search
Searching in the list
If the tape has a cassette memory, the recordings are listed in the
chronologically in the order they were made. You can search using this
chronological list.
If the tape does not have a cassette memory, you cannot search for
scenes in the chronological order.
1
Press SEARCH SELECT to select
the search type: INDEX, DATE,
or PHOTO SEARCH.
The indicator of the search type you
selected lights.
The chronological list appears on the
monitor screen.
2
Press = or + to select a
recording.
The VCR starts searching and when it
locates the recording, begins
playback. During Photo search, the
VCR pauses.
SEARCH
SELECT
=/+
Searching in the order of the actual positions of
the recordings on the tape
When you use a tape without a cassette memory, the VCR searches in
the order of the actual positions of the recordings, regardless of the
setting of CASSETTE MEMORY in the ADVANCED OPTIONS menu.
When you use a tape with a cassette memory, set CASSETTE MEMORY
in the ADVANCED OPTIONS menu to “OFF” (page 54).
Note
• When searching in order of
the actual positions of the
recordings on the tape, an
index signal close to the
current position may not be
located.
1
Press SEARCH SELECT to select the search type.
The indicator of the search type you selected lights.
2
Press = or + repeatedly to
locate the recording you want.
The VCR starts searching backwards
or forwards until the index number
comes to zero, then plays back the
recording. During Photo search, the
VCR pauses.
(continued)
Additional Operations
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Searching using the index
function (continued)
Tips
• If the search type is not
displayed on the TV screen,
press the DISPLAY button
on the remote commander.
• If you use a tape with
,
mark, the cassette memory
stores up to 33 index
signals. (The number
changes depending on the
combination of index, date,
and photo data stored.)
This VCR is capable of
storing and retrieving up to
16 kbits of cassette memory.
• To locate recordings whose
signals are not stored in the
cassette memory, or to
locate recordings in order of
their position on the tape,
set CASSETTE MEMORY in
the ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to ”OFF.” Use the
procedure for “Searching in
order of the actual positions
of the recordings on the
tape” to search for a
recording.
• You can also search for
programs using the “Index
Tieler” signal, but the data
such as the recording date
and time and the title does
not appear in the display
window.
Notes
• Each program is indexed at
its beginning. If you record
another program over the
beginning of the first
program, you will not be
able to search the original
program.
Index signal
If D is recorded
over the
beginning of B...
B cannot be searched
• Searching may not be done
correctly if the signal was
not recorded on a Sonybrand digital video
equipment.
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Additional Operations
How signals are recorded
The VCR marks the tape when:
– Recording starts from the stop mode.
– Recording is resumed after changing the program position during
recording pause.
– Timer recording starts.
There are three different signals for each search method. The type of
signal recorded and where it is recorded (on the tape itself or in the
cassette memory) depends on the video equipment used for recordings.
Please note that if the signals for certain search type are not recorded,
you cannot do that type of search.
When you record on this VCR
Signals for
In cassette memory
On tape
Index search
Yes
Yes
Date search
No
Yes
Photo search
No
No
When you record with a Sony digital camcorder
(DCR-VX1000/VX700/PC7*)
Signals for
In cassette memory
On tape
Index search
No
No
Date search
Yes
Yes
Photo search
Yes
Yes
* The index signal cannot be recorded in the cassette memory (DCR-PC7 only).
Before you start...
Checking/changing/
cancelling timer
settings
POWER
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
1
Press POWER to turn on the VCR.
2
Press MENU and select TIMER SET/
CHECK.
3
Check the timer settings:
• If you do not want to change or
cancel the settings, press EXECUTE,
then turn the VCR off to return to
recording standby.
• If you want to change or cancel the
settings, press the CURSOR (>/.)
buttons to move the cursor (❚) to the
setting you want to change or cancel.
4
Change or cancel the timer
setting:
• To change the setting, press the
CURSOR (?//) buttons to
highlight the item you want to
change, and reset it using the
CURSOR (>/.) buttons. Then, press
CURSOR / to move the cursor to
the leftmost column.
• To cancel the setting, press the
TIMER CLEAR button on the rear of
the remote commander.
5
Press EXECUTE.
If any settings remain, turn off the VCR
to return to recording standby.
CURSOR
EXECUTE
MENU
TIMER CLEAR
Tip
• To check the settings, you
can also use the TIMER
CHECK button on the rear
of the remote commander.
Turn on the VCR and press
TIMER CHECK.
The TIMER SET/CHECK
screen appears.
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Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings (continued)
When the timer settings overlap
When the timer settings are overlapped, overlapped programs or part
painted as below are not recorded.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
Program 1
Program 2
20 seconds will be
cut off
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
Program 1
Program 2
Program 1
Program 2
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Additional Operations
20 seconds will be
cut off
Adjusting the picture
(Y/C delay)
MENU
When playing back a source recorded from an analog VCR, the color of
the picture may shift right or left.
You can adjust this color shift by using the Y/C delay function.
The Y/C delay function works when playing back or viewing the input
from the DV connector.
1
During playback or pause or
when the DV input is displayed,
press MENU.
2
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to move the cursor (❚) to Y/C
DELAY, then press EXECUTE.
3
Press the CURSOR (?//) buttons
to correct the color shift of the
picture.
4
Press EXECUTE to return to the
original screen.
EXECUTE
CURSOR
Tips
• The video signals are
composed of Y (luminance)
and C (chrominance) signals.
The Y/C delay function
adjusts the time lag between
Y and C signals.
• You cannot record the
adjusted picture.
Additional Operations
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Changing menu
options
1
Press MENU.
2
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to move the cursor (❚) to
ADVANCED OPTIONS, then press
EXECUTE.
The ADVANCED OPTIONS menu
appears on the TV screen.
3
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to move the cursor (❚) to the
option you want to change.
If you press . at the lowest line, the
next page appears.
Page 1
Page 2
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
Tips
• The menu settings are held
until the AC plug is
disconnected.
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Additional Operations
4
Press CURSOR (?//) to change
the setting.
5
Press EXECUTE to return to the
original screen.
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated r mark.
Page 1
Menu option
Set this option to
AUTO ANT SEL
r ON if your TV is connected only to VHF/
UHF OUT on the VCR. To play a tape,
set the TV to the VCR channel (channel 3
or 4).
OFF if your TV is connected to both
VHF/UHF OUT and LINE OUT on the
VCR. To play a tape, set the TV to VCR
input.
AUTO STEREO
OFF to reduce noise in a stereo program.
Although the sound may improve, the
sound becomes monaural.
Note
• When you connect a video
printer and use the PRINT
button on the remote
commander supplied with
this VCR, set LANC MODE
to “S.”
r ON to receive stereo programs.
LANC MODE
r M to control another VCR from this VCR
using the l LANC connection.
S to control this VCR from another
equipment using the l LANC
connection.
SHUTTLE MODE
A to control, via the l LANC connection
a VCR that doesn’t have a reverse slow
motion function.
r B to control, via the l LANC connection
VCR that has a reverse slow motion
function.
JOG WITH SOUND
ON to listen to the sound when playing
the tape frame by frame or at a slower
speed than normal.
r OFF to turn off the sound.
EDIT WINDOW
r ON to turn on the on-screen window
display for assemble editing.
OFF to turn off the on-screen window
display for assemble editing.
Additional Operations
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Changing menu options
(continued)
Page 2
Menu option
DIMMER
Set this option to
ON to make the display window dim.
r OFF to make it brighter.
LINE IN AUDIO
Notes
• When recording TV
programs, the audio
recording mode is
automatically set to 16-bit
mode.
• When recording from the
DV jack, the audio recording
mode is automatically set to
the same mode as the input
audio.
16 to record the audio in 16-bit recording
mode.
r 12 to record the audio in 12-bit recording
mode.
SAP
AUTO to record SAP sound.
r OFF to record the main sound.
L1 IN VIDEO
r S to select the S-video signal when both
the S-video and video jacks are
connected. The video signal is selected
automatically when only the video jack is
connected.
NORM to select the video signal when
both the S-video and video jacks are
connected.
(When you use the S-video picture, make
sure to set to “S.”)
CASSETTE MEMORY
r AUTO to search the recording with the
cassette memory. If the tape does not
have a cassette memory, the VCR will
search recordings using index signals
recorded on the tape itself.
OFF to search recordings using the index
signals recorded on the tape at all times.
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Additional Operations
Erasing the cassette
memory
Some DV cassettes and Mini DV cassettes have cassette memories
where data such as recorded date and time is stored. If you don’t need
the stored data, erase the memory with the following procedure.
1
Press MENU.
2
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to move the CURSOR (❚) to
CASSETTE MEMORY ERASE, then
press EXECUTE.
3
Press the CURSOR (>/.) buttons
to select the data to erase, then
press CURSOR (?//) to set it to
YES.
MENU
Select
To erase
EXECUTE
ALL DATA
The entire memory
CURSOR
INDEX DATA
Signals for INDEX SEARCH
DATE DATA
Signals for DATE SEARCH
PHOTO DATA
Signals for PHOTO SEARCH
4
Press EXECUTE.
A message appears to confirm the
operation.
5
Press EXECUTE.
The data you selected is erased, then
the VCR returns to the original screen.
Notes
• You cannot erase the
cassette memory while the
protect tab on the cassette is
slid to show red.
• If the cassette memory is
larger than 16kbits, you can
select ALL DATA only.
Additional Operations
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Editing methods
Editing
Before editing
This section introduces you to various ways to edit tape recordings. You
can cut out unwanted scenes or assemble your favorite scenes in the
order you prefer. To edit tapes, you need to connect another VCR or
camcorder.
Copying a whole tape
You can copy the contents of one tape to another.
Source tape
Video
Audio
Edited tape
Video
Audio
Cutting out unwanted scenes
While making a copy of a tape, you can cut out unwanted scenes.
Unwanted scene
Source tape
Video
Audio
Edited tape
Video
Audio
Assemble editing
You can select various scenes from a source tape and record them in any
order you choose.
To use this function, you need a VCR equipped with a LANC jack.
Source tape
Video
Audio
Edited tape
Video
Audio
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Editing
Insert editing
You can replace an existing scene with material from another recording.
For insert editing, use this VCR as the recording machine.
The following methods of insert editing are available with this VCR.
Note
• Use a source tape recorded
on this VCR for insert
editing. Otherwise, editing
may result in poor sound
and picture. If the source
tape was recorded on
another VCR (including
other DHR-1000s), copy the
tape on this VCR and use
the copied tape.
Tips
• By executing video insert
and audio insert editing at
the same time, you can
replace both the video and
the audio at the same time.
• With this VCR, you can
execute V.O.S (video on
sound editing), where you
can record audio first, then
insert video to match the
previously recorded audio.
Video insert editing
You can replace an existing scene with another recording, retaining
the sound.
Replaced video
Source tape
Video
Audio
Edited tape
Video
Audio
Audio insert editing (16-bit mode)
The VCR replaces the original audio with 16-bit mode audio, while
retaining the picture.
Replaced audio
Source tape
Video
Audio
Edited tape
Video
Audio
Audio insert editing (12-bit mode)
The VCR replaces the original audio with 12-bit mode audio, while
retaining the picture.
With 12-bit mode, you can select the track, stereo 1 or 2 track, to be
replaced.
Replaced audio
Source tape
Video
Audio
Edited tape
Audio
Video
Stereo 1
Stereo 2
(continued)
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Before editing (continued)
Audio dubbing
You can add commentary or background music to a tape recorded in
12-bit audio mode. The sound is recorded on the stereo 2 track.
Note
• Use a source tape recorded
on this VCR for insert
editing. Otherwise, editing
may result in poor sound
and picture. If the source
tape was recorded on
another VCR (including
other DHR-1000s), copy the
tape on this VCR and use
the copied tape.
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Edited tape
Video
Stereo 1
Audio
Stereo 2
12-bit/16-bit audio modes
When using the DV standard VCR, the sound is recorded in either 12bit or 16-bit mode.
Tip
• The DCR-VX1000/VX700/
PC7 digital video camera
recorders record the sound
in 12-bit audio mode
(Stereo 1).
12-bit mode
16-bit mode
Video
Audio
The 12-bit mode consists of two
separate stereo tracks — Stereo 1
and 2.
The 16-bit mode uses the whole audio
area to record one stereo track.
Checking the audio mode
During playback, the indicator corresponding to the audio mode lights
up.
16 bit-mode
12 bit-mode
How the audio mode is decided
The audio mode depends on the recording source or connection.
• When recording from the DV jack: the sound is recorded in the same
audio mode as the source tape.
• When recording from the LINE IN connectors: you can select the
audio mode by setting LINE IN AUDIO in the ADVANCED
OPTIONS menu (on page 54).
• When recording TV programs using the tuner of this VCR: the sound
is recorded in 16-bit mode.
(continued)
Editing
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Before editing (continued)
Connectors and features used for editing
LANC jack
Tips
• If the other VCR has a LANC
jack of 5-pin DIN type,
connect with the VK-810
Control L connecting cable
(not supplied).
• The jacks labeled CONTROL
L or REMOTE have the same
function as LANC jacks.
Notes
• The VCR (recorder) receives
the time code data from the
LANC jack only when the
other VCR (player) is set to
show the time code
indications.
• If this VCR cannot control
the other VCR, check the
settings of “LANC MODE”
and “SHUTTLE MODE” on
both VCRs.
• The time code of this VCR
follows the Drop Frame
mode. To correct the error,
the time codes may not be
displayed on some frames.
The LANC (Local Application Control) connection lets you control the
connected equipment for easier editing. The LANC connection
transmits signals such as control signals, status data and time code data.
When connecting VCRs with the LANC cable, you need to set the
LANC mode for each VCR.
• On the VCR that controls the other VCR: set LANC mode to “M.”
• On the VCR to be controlled from the other VCR or editing machine:
set LANC mode to “S.”
In a case of a commander that does not have a LANC mode switch or a
LANC mode menu, LANC mode is usually set to “S.”
Time code
Time codes are signals recorded on the tape so that you can precisely
specify a point on the tape. This signal is recorded on the tape for every
frame (about 30 frames per second). On this VCR, time codes are
recorded automatically during recording.
To check the time code, press COUNTER SELECT until the TIME CODE
appears in the display window.
Time code indication
Hour
Second
Minute
Notes
• With the DV connection, the
sound is recorded in the
same audio mode as the
source tape. To record in a
different audio mode from
the source tape, use the
LINE connection instead.
• The DV jack of this VCR
outputs playback video and
audio signals only. Signals
from the VCR's tuner or line
inputs are not output from
the DV jack.
• If you insert the sound on
the stereo 2 track of the
picture under the following
conditions, the inserted
sound will be muted even if
you select to listen to both
sound on stereo 1 track and
stereo 2 track:
You make the player VCR
enter the playback pause
mode, or slow or high-speed
playback, and then record
that picture on this VCR
with the DV connection.
Tip
• With the DV connection, the
playback VCR transmits the
recording data on the source
tape. So when you play back
the recorded tape and press
the DATA CODE button, the
same time and input data as
on the source tape is
displayed.
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Frame
Usually, the time code is recorded consecutively from “0H00M00S00F,”
from the beginning of the tape. However, if there are blank sections in
the tape, time codes are recorded out of sequence and assemble editing
will not function correctly. To prevent this, first copy the source tape
and use the copied tape for editing. The time code will be recorded
consecutively on the copied tape.
DV connection
The DV jack transmits video and audio signals in digital form.
The video and audio signals are sent with hardly any degradation,
enabling high-quality editing. The signal flow is automatically detected
so you do not need to make separate connections for input and output.
Because more data is sent through the DV connection compared to the
LINE connection, some features are not available with this connection.
– The on-screen display of the other VCR cannot be sent with the DV
input picture. To view the on-screen display, connect the other VCR
directly to a TV.
– Picture adjustments made on the other VCR, such as Y/C delay
cannot be sent with the DV input picture. The other VCR’s playback
picture is recorded on this VCR in its original state.
– If you playback/record both of the main and sub tracks, the mixed
sound is output/recorded from the DV jack regardless of the Audio
Monitor setting. The Audio Monitor setting is effective only when
you playback/record the analog signal.
– Contents of the cassette memory are not transmitted.
– If the source tape is played back at speeds other than normal, the
audio signals are not transmitted.
Selecting the connection for your VCR
Before editing, check whether the other VCR has a lLANC jack or not.
The operating procedures differ depending on whether or not you make
the lLANC connection.
To use the assemble editing feature, you need to connect to a VCR
equipped with a lLANC jack.
Does the other VCR have a lLANC jack?
Yes / go to “Editing with LANC cable – Connections” page 64.
No / go to “Editing without LANC cable – Connections” page 77.
When using this VCR as the playback machine
In the following pages, editing procedures are explained using this VCR
as the recording machine. To use this VCR as the playback machine,
note the following:
• When connecting the lLANC jack, set LANC MODE in the
ADVANCED OPTIONS menu to “S” (page 54).
• If the other VCR has the time code function, press DISPLAY on this
VCR so that the time code counter appears in the display window.
• If you play back an audio dubbed tape and connect the other VCR to
this VCR’s LINE OUT jacks, set the AUDIO MONITOR selector on
the VCR to MIX. Then select the precise balance between the tracks
with the AUDIO MIX BALANCE control.
For further instructions, refer to the manual of the recording VCR or the
editing controller.
(continued)
Editing
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Editing with LANC cable
If the other VCR does not have a lLANC jack, go to page 77.
Connections
To a digital VCR with DV jack
Notes
With this connection, you can edit tapes with high-quality video and
audio.
• If you connect both LANC
jacks on the front and rear
panel, the front one is
selected.
• When you connect the other
VCR using the DV jack ,
index signals, and the
contents of the cassette
memory are not
transmitted.
Player
Recorder
TV
This VCR
Digital VCR (Camcorder)
DV connecting cable (not supplied)
LANC cable (supplied)
ç: Signal flow
To a VCR without DV jack
Notes
• If you connect both LINE IN
and LINE OUT jacks of this
VCR to the other VCR,
select the input correctly to
prevent a humming noise.
• If you connect the cables to
both the LINE-1 IN VIDEO
and LINE-1 IN S-VIDEO
jacks , the signal from the
S-VIDEO jack is sent to the
VCR and “S” lights in the
display window. If you
want to use the video signal
from the VIDEO jack, set L1
IN VIDEO in the
ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to “NORM” (page
54).
If you do not need to change connections frequently, connect to the
LINE-1 IN jacks on the rear of this VCR.
Player
Another VCR
TV
Audio/video cable (supplied)
Recorder
This VCR
S-video cable
(supplied, when the
other VCR has a SVIDEO OUT jack)
LANC cable (supplied)
Note
• Distorted signals (e.g. when
played back at a speed other
than normal) will not be
recorded properly.
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ç: Signal flow
To a camcorder without DV jack
The LINE-2 IN jacks on the front of the VCR is convenient if you
connect or disconnect a camcorder frequently.
Player
Recorder
Camcorder
Tip
TV
• To connect a monaural
VCR, use LINE-2 IN jack
and connect to the L jack
(white) (leave the red audio
plug unconnected). The
monaural audio from the L
jack will be recorded on
both left and right tracks.
This VCR
Notes
• If you connect the cables to
both the LINE-2 IN VIDEO
and LINE-2 IN S-VIDEO
jacks , the signal from the
S-VIDEO jack is sent to the
VCR and “S” lights in the
display window. If you
want to use the video signal
from the VIDEO jack, set L2
IN VIDEO in the
ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to “NORM” (page
54).
• Distorted signals (e.g. when
played back at a speed other
than normal) will not be
recorded properly.
Tips
• Editing is not possible with
a tape that is copyright
protected.
• When you finish editing, set
EDIT switch to “OFF.”
S-video cable
(supplied, when the
other VCR has a
S-VIDEO OUT jack)
Audio/video cable
(supplied)
LANC cable (supplied)
ç: Signal flow
Preparation
On the player
•
•
•
•
Insert a source tape.
If the player VCR has an EDIT switch, set it to ON.
Set LANC mode to “S.”
Turn off the on-screen display.
On the recorder (this VCR)
Tip
• LANC mode of camcorders
are usually fixed to S.
• Insert a tape.
• Press INPUT SELECT so that the jack to which the player is
connected appears in the display window:
"DV," "L1," or "L2"
• Set LANC mode to “M.”
1
Press MENU.
The MENU screen appears on the TV screen.
2
Select ADVANCED OPTIONS by pressing CURSOR (>/.)
buttons and press EXECUTE.
3
Select LANC MODE by pressing CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
4
Select M by pressing CURSOR (?//) buttons.
5
Press EXECUTE.
(continued)
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Editing with LANC cable
Connections (continued)
Tip
• For the DCR-VX1000/
VX700/PC7 digital video
camera, set SHUTTLE
MODE to “B.”
Notes
• The REC LEVEL and REC
BALANCE controls do not
function on a source input
through the DV jack.
• With the DV connection, the
playback VCR’s AUDIO
MONITOR and AUDIO
MIX BALANCE do not
function on the source audio
output through the DV jack.
• Set the shuttle mode.
1 Press MENU.
The MENU screen appears on the TV screen.
2 Select ADVANCED OPTIONS by pressing CURSOR (>/.)
buttons and press EXECUTE.
3 Select SHUTTLE MODE by pressing CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
4 Select “A” or “B” by pressing CURSOR (?//) buttons.
A: When slow playback in reverse direction is not available on the
other VCR.
B: When slow playback in reverse direction is available on the
other VCR.
5
Press EXECUTE.
• When you connect to the LINE 1/2 IN jacks, select the audio
recording mode.
1 Press MENU.
The MENU screen appears on the TV screen.
2 Select ADVANCED OPTIONS by pressing CURSOR (>/.)
buttons and press EXECUTE.
3 Select LINE IN AUDIO by pressing CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
4 Select 16 or 12 by pressing CURSOR (?//) buttons.
16: When you want higher-quality sound and need not add
sound later.
12: When you want to add sound later with insert editing or
audio dubbing.
If you are going to make insert recording, select the original mode
of the recording tape.
• When you connect to the LINE 1/2 IN jacks, adjust the recording
level and balance with the REC LEVEL and REC BALANCE controls.
Play back the source, then adjust the controls so that the red
indicators of the level meter do not light up. Select the balance
according to your need (normally, set it to the center).
Controlling the other VCR with LANC connection
With the LANC connection, you can control the other VCR by using the
operation panel of this VCR (synchronized editing feature).
Notes
• The VCR (recorder) receives
the time code data from the
LANC jack only when the
other VCR (player) is set to
show the time code
indications.
• If this VCR cannot control
the other VCR, check the
settings of “LANC MODE”
and “SHUTTLE MODE” on
both VCRs.
( (playback) / p (stop) / P (pause)
Starts / stops / pauses the selected
VCR.
RECORDER
Enables control
of this VCR.
START / PAUSE
During editing, controls
both VCRs from pause to
recording / playback, and
vice versa.
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PLAYER
Enables to control the other VCR.
Only the shaded part can be used to
control the other VCR.
Shuttle ring / Jog dial
Plays back the selected
VCR at various speeds.
Editing with LANC cable
Copying a tape
With this function, the tapes in both VCRs are rewound to the
beginning, then the source tape is copied until one of the tapes reaches
its end. If you want to start copying from the middle of the tape, see
page 68.
Before you start editing, set up the system according to the instructions
on pages 64 to 66.
p (STOP)
DUPLICATE
ENTIRE TAPE
START/PAUSE
Note
• The first few seconds may
not be recorded.
1
Press DUPLICATE ENTIRE TAPE.
The indicator lights up.
To cancel copying, press DUPLICATE
ENTIRE TAPE again.
2
Press START/PAUSE.
Both tapes are rewound to the
beginning. The source tape starts
playing, and a few seconds later, this
VCR starts recording.
When either tape reaches its end, both
tapes stop.
To stop copying
To stop while copying, press p (STOP).
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Editing with LANC cable
Cutting out
unwanted scenes
With this function, you can start editing from the middle of the tape,
and cut out unwanted scenes while making a copy.
Before you start editing, set up the system according to the instructions
on pages 64 to 66.
PLAYER
RECORDER
EDIT
STANDBY
Shuttle ring/
Jog dial
START/
PAUSE
A
B
Unwanted scene
Source tape
Edited tape
1
Search for the points where you want to start playing
or recording, and set both VCRs to playback pause
mode.
2
Press EDIT STANDBY.
The EDIT STANDBY indicator lights. This VCR is set to
recording pause, and the other VCR is set to playback pause.
3
Press START/PAUSE.
Playback starts on the other VCR and
recording starts on this VCR.
4
Press START/PAUSE just before the
beginning of the unwanted scene
(A).
Both VCRs are set to pause.
If the tape passes the desired point
Press RECORDER and rewind the tape to
point A, with the shuttle ring or jog dial.
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Notes
• If you press p STOP to stop
editing, the source picture
may be recorded after it
stops.
• This procedure is not
possible if you connect this
VCR to the DCR-VX1000/
VX700/PC7 digital video
camera via the DV cable and
you use this VCR as the
playback machine.
• If you record on the
beginning part of the tape,
or on the part just after an
unrecorded portion, the
first part of the recording
may be dropped.
• When you record on a new
or fully rewound tape, do a
trial recording for about 15
seconds, then start the
actual recording. If you
start the actual recording
from the beginning of the
tape, the first part may not
be recorded when you play
back the tape on another
VCR.
5
Search for the point to resume
recording (B).
1 Press PLAYER and start playing the
tape.
2 Locate the point with the jog dial or
shuttle ring.
3 Set the other VCR to playback pause.
6
Press START/PAUSE to resume
recording.
7
To cut out other scenes, repeat
steps 4 to 6.
8
To finish editing, press START/
PAUSE to set the VCRs to
recording pause, then press EDIT
STANDBY.
Both VCRs stop.
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Editing with LANC cable
Assemble editing
You can select various scenes called “events,” from a source tape and
record them in any order you choose. You can edit up to 10 events at a
time.
Before you start editing, set up the system according to the instructions
on pages 64 to 66.
( (PLAY) P (PAUSE)
PLAYER
RECORDER
Shuttle ring/
Jog dial
ASSEMBLE
START/
PAUSE
MARK
EVENT FWD
EVENT BACK
Tip
Looking at the Edit Window
• If you do not want to
display the edit window, set
EDIT WINDOW in the
ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to OFF (page 54). The
editing procedure is the
same as when editing with
the Edit Window.
The Edit Window appears during assemble editing and shows the
events you have chosen. 5 events are displayed at a time for a total of
10 events.
Picture of the
other VCR
IN (recording start) point
Note
• Horizontal lines may appear
in the top left (or right)
screen. However, this will
not affect the edited picture.
OUT (recording end) point
Total recording time
Events
Upper screens show the IN points.
Lower screens show the OUT points.
Indicates for the status of the
other VCR
If you press RECORDER to
select this VCR, the picture of
this VCR is displayed on the
right, and the IN/ OUT points
and the total recording time
are displayed on the left. (The
characters will be indicated in
grey.)
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Tape counter/ time code
Shows the tape counter or time
code of this VCR.
Notes
• If the remaining time
appears in the display
window of the main unit,
you cannot execute
assemble editing.
• Do not select an other input
while assemble editing is
being executed. Editing
may not function correctly.
• This VCR may malfunction
if the IN/OUT points are
not separated by more than
two seconds.
• If an event you want to
record is marked with a
time code of less than
0:01:00:00, the event will be
edited inaccurately. In this
case, use the manual editing
procedure.
• If the time code of the other
VCR is displayed as “–:––:––
:––” during fast-forward or
rewind, assemble edit may
not function.
• You cannot press PLAYER
while this VCR is in
playback mode.
• Do not press MARK while
the other VCR is in stop
mode. Assemble editing
may not function correctly.
• If you record over a
previous recording, the end
of the new recording will
not continue on to the
original recording smoothly.
• If you record on the
beginning part of the tape,
or on the part just after an
unrecorded portion, the
first part of the recording
may be dropped.
• When you record on a new
or fully rewound tape, do a
trial recording for about 15
seconds, then start the
actual recording. If you
start the actual recording
from the beginning of the
tape, the first part may not
be recorded when you play
back the tape on another
VCR.
Tips
• To prevent tape damage, the
tape automatically stops if
recording pause continues
for 5 minutes.
• To record to the end after
the last event, leave the
OUT point of the last event
unspecified.
1
If the other VCR has a time code
function, set it to the time code
display.
If not, set it to tape counter.
2
Press ASSEMBLE.
The indicator lights up.
3
Designate the IN point of the first
event.
1 Press PLAYER and start playing the
tape.
2 Locate the IN point with the jog dial
or shuttle ring.
3 Press MARK.
The IN point is stored.
4
Designate the OUT point.
1 Locate the OUT point with the jog
dial or shuttle ring.
2 Press MARK.
The OUT point of the first event is
stored.
The total recording time is displayed.
A few seconds later, “IN” flashes and
you can designate the IN/OUT points
for the next event.
5
To designate other events, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
You can designate up to 10 events.
To check/change events
Press EVENT BACK or EVENT FWD to
display each event in turn, and change
the IN/OUT points according to the
procedure in step 3 and 4 if required.
6
Locate the point you want to
start recording on this VCR.
1 Press RECORDER.
2 Press ( (PLAY), then search for the
recording start point with the jog dial
or shuttle ring.
3 Press START/PAUSE so that this
VCR is set to recording pause.
(continued)
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Assemble editing (continued)
7
Press START / PAUSE.
The whole screen appears and assemble
editing starts.
When editing ends, this VCR is set to
recording pause and the screen in step 6
reappears.
To assemble edit more than 10 events
1 Press ASSEMBLE.
The assemble editing mode is canceled, and the IN/OUT points
stored in memory are erased.
2 Repeat steps 2 to 7.
Note
To stop assemble editing
• The recording does not stop
the moment you press p to
stop editing. The source
picture may be recorded a
little longer than you
expected.
To stop while editing, press START/PAUSE.
This VCR is set to recording pause, and you can check the events or
change the recording starting point.
When you press START/PAUSE again, editing restarts from the first
event.
To end assemble editing
Press ASSEMBLE.
All the IN/OUT points are erased.
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Video insert editing
Notes
• Do not change the counter
display during insert
editing. Editing may not
function accurately.
• Insert editing cannot be
made on a blank portion of
the tape. When a blank is
detected, the VCR stops
editing.
• If you record on the
beginning part of the tape,
or on the part just after the
unrecorded portion, the
first part of recording may
be dropped.
You can replace the original picture with a scene from the source tape,
while retaining the original sound.
Before you start editing, set up the system according to the instructions
on pages 64 to 66.
For video insert editing, use the tape recorded by this VCR. If you want
to edit the one recorded by other VCRs (include other DHR-1000s), first,
you have to dub it to the tape on this VCR, then edit it. If you edit the
tape recorded by the other VCRs, the sound quality may be reduced
and the picture may be noisy.
( (PLAY)
p (STOP)
VIDEO INSERT
PLAYER
RECORDER
COUNTER
RESET
Shuttle ring/
Jog dial
COUNTER
SELECT
EDIT STANDBY
START/PAUSE
C
Replaced video section
Source tape
Edited tape
B
1
Press COUNTER SELECT so that the
tape counter appears.
2
Locate the end point (A) of the
scene to be recorded over.
1 Press RECORDER.
2 Press ( (PLAY), then locate the
recording end point with the jog dial
or shuttle ring.
3 Press COUNTER RESET.
A
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3
Locate the start point (B) of the
scene to be recorded over.
Locate the beginning of the scene to be
recorded over with the jog dial or
shuttle ring.
4
Press VIDEO INSERT.
The indicator lights up.
5
Locate the playback start point
(C) of the source tape.
1 Press PLAYER.
2 Press ( (PLAY), then locate the
playback start point with the jog dial
or shuttle ring.
3 Release the jog dial or the shuttle ring
at the beginning of the source scene.
The EDIT STANDBY indicator lights.
6
Press START/PAUSE.
The other VCR starts playback and this
VCR starts recording.
When the tape counter reached
“0H00M00S,” the EDIT STANDBY
indicator turns off and this VCR stops
while the other VCR continues playing.
To stop the other VCR, press PLAYER,
then p (STOP).
Video insert editing
(continued)
Tips
• To execute V.O.S (video on
sound) editing:
1 Record the audio.
2 Follow the insert editing
procedure to record the
video.
• You can insert audio with
the video by pressing the
STEREO1 INSERT or/and
STEREO 2 INSERT button(s)
in step 4.
• If you do not want to stop
insert editing when the
counter comes to
“0H00M00S,” change the
counter display to the time
code.
To stop recording manually, press
START/PAUSE.
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Audio insert editing
You can replace the original sound with sound from the source tape,
while retaining the original picture.
Before you start editing, set up the system according to the instructions
on pages 64 to 66.
For audio insert editing, use the tape recorded by this VCR. If you want
to edit the one recorded by other VCRs (include other DHR-1000s), first,
you have to dub it to the tape on this VCR, then edit it. If you edit the
tape recorded by other VCRs, the sound quality may be reduced and
the picture may be noisy.
( (PLAY)
STEREO 1 INSERT
STEREO 2 INSERT
p (STOP)
PLAYER
RECORDER
COUNTER
RESET
Shuttle ring/
Jog dial
COUNTER
SELECT
EDIT STANDBY
START/PAUSE
Tips
• If you do not want to stop
insert editing when the
counter comes to
“0H00M00S,” change the
counter display to the time
code.
• You can insert both video
and audio by pressing
VIDEO INSERT in step 4.
1
Press COUNTER SELECT so that the tape counter
appears.
2
Locate the end point of the scene to be recorded over.
1 Press RECORDER.
2 Press ( (PLAY), then locate the recording end point with the
jog dial or shuttle ring.
3 Press COUNTER RESET.
3
Locate the start point of the scene to be recorded over.
Located the beginning of the scene to be recorded over with the
jog dial or shuttle ring.
4
Press STEREO 1 INSERT and/or STEREO 2 INSERT as
follows:
Notes
• Do not change the counter
display during insert
editing. Editing may not
function accurately.
• Insert editing cannot be
made on a blank portion of
the tape. When a blank is
detected, the VCR stops
editing.
• It may take up to 7 seconds
for the sound to switch to
the source tape. You cannot
start recording until the
sound switches.
• If you record on the
beginning part of the tape,
or on the part just after the
unrecorded portion, the
first part of recording may
be dropped.
When you record from DV input
Press both STEREO 1 INSERT and STEREO 2 INSERT.
You cannot replace stereo 1 track or stereo 2 track only.
When you record from LINE inputs
– To record in 16-bit audio, press both STEREO 1 INSERT and
STEREO 2 INSERT.
– To record in 12-bit audio on the stereo 1 track, press STEREO 1
INSERT.
– To record in 12-bit audio on the stereo 2 track, press STEREO 2
INSERT.
For more information, refer to the chart on the next page.
A few seconds after you press the button the sound switches to
the source tape.
(continued)
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5
Locate the playback start point of the source tape.
1 Press PLAYER.
2 Press ( (PLAY), then locate the playback start point with the
jog dial or shuttle ring.
3 Release the jog dial or the shuttle ring at the beginning of the
sound to be inserted. The EDIT STANDBY indicator lights.
6
Press START/PAUSE.
The other VCR starts playback and this VCR starts recording.
When the tape counter reached “0H00M00S,” the EDIT
STANDBY indicator turns off and this VCR stops while the other
VCR continues playing. To stop the other VCR, press PLAYER,
then p (STOP).
To stop recording manually, press START/PAUSE.
Audio insert editing
(continued)
How the audio recording mode selection affects editing results
When you record from DV input
This VCR automatically records in the same audio mode as the source
tape, regardless of the LINE IN AUDIO setting in the ADVANCED
OPTIONS menu. For this connection, press both the STEREO 1 INSERT
and STEREO 2 INSERT buttons.
When you record from LINE inputs
The sound is recorded in the audio mode selected in LINE IN AUDIO in
the ADVANCED OPTIONS menu. Normally, choose the original audio
mode of the tape to be edited. Select the track to be replaced according
to the audio recording mode.
Tip
• During recording, the
indicators light according to
the audio mode and the
track being recorded.
Example: when sound is
recorded onto the stereo 1
track in 12-bit audio.
Original audio Menu
mode of the
choice
edited tape
Pressed
button(s)
Editing result
12-bit
STEREO 1
Stereo1
Stereo2
STEREO 2
Stereo1
Stereo2
STEREO 1 and
STEREO 2
Stereo1
Stereo2
12-bit
: Replaced section
NO AUDIO
(Deleted)
16-bit
16-bit
STEREO 1 and
STEREO 2*
12-bit
STEREO 1 and
STEREO 2*
Note
• Depending on the VCR,
when you playback mixed
sound (stereo 1 track and
stereo 2 track), the volume
of stereo 1 track may change
depending on whether
sound is recorded on stereo
2 track or not.
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Stereo1
Stereo2
NO AUDIO
(Deleted)
16-bit
STEREO 1 and
STEREO 2*
*Insert editing cannot be executed if you press only one button.
Editing without LANC cable
If the other VCR has a lLANC jack, see page 64.
Connections
To a digital VCR with DV jack
Note
With this connection, you can edit tapes with high-quality video and
audio.
• When you connect the other
VCR using the DV jack, the
data, index signals and the
contents of the cassette
memory are not
transmitted.
Player
TV
Recorder
This VCR
Digital VCR (Camcorder)
DV connecting cable (not supplied)
ç: Signal flow
Notes
• If you connect both LINE IN
and LINE OUT jacks of this
VCR to the other VCR,
select the input correctly to
prevent a humming noise.
• If you connect the cables to
both the LINE-1 IN VIDEO
and LINE-1 IN S-VIDEO
jacks , the signal from the
S-VIDEO jack is sent to the
VCR and “S” lights in the
display window. If you
want to use the video signal
from the VIDEO jack, set L1
IN VIDEO in the
ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to “NORM” (page
54).
To a VCR without DV jack
If you do not need to change connections frequently, connect to the
LINE-1 IN jacks on the rear of this VCR.
Player
TV
Recorder
The other VCR
This VCR
S-video cable (supplied, when the
other VCR has a S VIDEO OUT jack)
Audio/video cable (supplied)
ç: Signal flow
Note
• Distorted signals (e.g. when
played back at a speed other
than normal) will not be
recorded properly.
(continued)
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Connections (continued)
To a camcorder without DV jack
The LINE-2 IN jacks on the front of the VCR is convenient if you
connect or disconnect a camcorder frequently.
Player
Recorder
Camcorder
Tip
This VCR
• To connect a monaural
VCR, use LINE-2 IN jack
and connect to the L jack
(white) (leave the red audio
plug unconnected). The
monaural audio from the L
jack will be recorded on
both left and right tracks.
Notes
• If you connect the cables to
both the LINE-2 IN VIDEO
and LINE-2 IN S-VIDEO
jacks , the signal from the
S-VIDEO jack is sent to the
VCR and “S” lights in the
display window. If you
want to use the video signal
from the VIDEO jack, set L2
IN VIDEO in the
ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to “NORM” (page
54).
• Distorted signals (e.g. when
played back at a speed other
than normal) will not be
recorded properly.
Tips
• Editing is not possible with
a tape that is copyright
protected.
• When you finish editing, set
EDIT switch to “OFF.”
S-video cable (supplied, when the
other VCR has a S VIDEO OUT jack)
ç: Signal flow
Preparation
On the player
• Insert a source tape.
• If the player VCR has an EDIT switch, set it to ON.
• Turn off the on-screen display.
On the recorder (this VCR)
Notes
• The REC LEVEL and REC
BALANCE controls do not
function on a source input
through the DV jack.
• With the DV connection, the
playback VCR’s AUDIO
MONITOR and AUDIO
MIX BALANCE do not
function on the source audio
output through the DV jack.
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Audio/video cable
(supplied)
Editing
• Insert a tape.
• Press INPUT SELECT so that the jack to which the player is
connected appears in the display window:
"L1," "L2," or "DV"
• When you connect to the LINE 1/2 IN jacks, adjust the recording
level and balance with the REC LEVEL and REC BALANCE controls.
Play back the source, then adjust the controls so that the red
indicators of the level meter do not light up. Select the balance
according to your need (normally, set it to the center).
Editing without LANC cable
You can copy a whole tape to the other tape.
Before editing, set up the system according to the instructions on pages
77 to 78.
Copying a tape
r REC
P PAUSE
Note
• If you start recording as
soon as playback starts, the
first few seconds of the
picture and/or sound may
become distorted.
1
Search for the points where you
want to start playing or
recording, and set both VCRs to
stop.
2
Press r REC on this VCR while
holding down P PAUSE.
This VCR is set to recording pause.
3
Search for the point to start
playback on the other VCR, and
set it to playback pause.
For best results, pause the tape a few
seconds before the beginning of the
scene.
4
Press the pause button on the
other VCR to start playback. At
the beginning of the scene you
want to record, press P PAUSE on
this VCR to start recording.
To stop copying
Press p STOP on this VCR and the other VCR.
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Cutting out
unwanted scenes
With this function, you can cut out unwanted scenes while making a
copy.
Before you start editing, set up the system according to the instructions
on pages 77 to 78.
Shuttle ring/
Jog dial
r REC
P PAUSE
A
B
Unwanted scene
Source tape
Edited tape
Note
• If you start recording as
soon as playback starts, the
first few seconds of the
picture and/or sound may
become distorted.
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1
Search for the points where you
want to start playing or
recording, and set both VCRs to
stop.
2
Press r REC on this VCR while
holding down P PAUSE.
This VCR is set to recording pause.
3
Search for the point to start
playback on the other VCR, and
set it to playback pause.
For best results, pause the tape a few
seconds before the beginning of the
scene.
4
Press the pause button on the
other VCR to start playback. At
the beginning of the scene you
want to record, press P PAUSE on
this VCR to start recording.
Notes
• If you press p STOP to stop
editing, the source picture
may be recorded after it
stops.
• If you record on the
beginning part of the tape,
or on the part just after an
unrecorded portion, the
first part of the recording
may be dropped.
• When you record on a new
or fully rewound tape, do a
trial recording for about 15
seconds, then start the
actual recording. If you
start the actual recording
from the beginning of the
tape, the first part may not
be recorded when you play
back the tape on another
VCR.
5
Press P PAUSE on this VCR just
before the beginning of the
unwanted scene (A).
This VCR is set to recording pause.
6
Search for the point (B) to
resume recording on the other
VCR.
After searching, set the other VCR to
playback pause.
7
Press the pause button on the
other VCR to start playback, then
press P PAUSE on this VCR to
resume recording.
8
To cut out other scenes, repeat
steps 5 to 7.
To finish editing
Press p STOP on both VCRs.
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Video insert editing
Notes
• Do not change the counter
display during insert
editing. Editing may not
function accurately.
• Insert editing cannot be
made on a blank portion of
the tape. When a blank is
detected, the VCR stops
editing.
• If you record on the
beginning part of the tape,
or on the part just after the
unrecorded portion, the
first part of recording may
be dropped.
You can replace the original picture with a scene from the source tape,
while retaining the original sound.
Before you start editing, set up the system according to the instructions
on pages 77 to 78.
For video insert editing, use the tape recorded by this VCR. If you want
to edit the one recorded by other VCRs (include other DHR-1000s), first,
you have to dub it to the tape on this VCR, then edit it. If you edit the
tape recorded by the other VCRs, the sound quality may be reduced
and the picture may be noisy.
VIDEO INSERT
COUNTER
RESET
Shuttle ring/
Jog dial
COUNTER
SELECT
P (PAUSE)
· PLAY
C
Replaced video section
Source tape
Edited tape
B
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1
Press COUNTER SELECT so that the
tape counter appears.
2
Locate the end point (A) of the
scene to be recorded over.
1 Press · PLAY, then locate the
recording end point with the jog dial
or shuttle ring.
2 Press COUNTER RESET.
3
Locate the start point (B) of the
scene to be recorded over.
Locate the beginning of the scene to be
recorded over with the jog dial or
shuttle ring.
4
Press VIDEO INSERT.
The indicator lights up.
A
5
Locate the playback start point of
the source tape (C), then set the
VCR to playback pause.
For best results, pause the tape a few
seconds before the beginning of the
scene.
6
Press the pause button on the
other VCR to start playback. At
the beginning of the scene you
want to replace, press P PAUSE
on this VCR to start recording.
Video insert editing starts.
When the tape counter reaches
“0H00M00S,” recording stops
automatically.
7
Press p STOP on the other VCR.
Tips
• To execute V.O.S (video on
sound) editing:
1 Record the audio.
2 Follow the insert editing
procedure to record the
video.
• You can insert audio with
the video by pressing the
STEREO 1 INSERT or/and
STEREO 2 INSERT button(s)
in step 4.
• If you do not want to stop
insert editing when the
counter comes to
“0H00M00S,” change the
counter display to the time
code.
Editing
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Audio insert editing
You can replace the original sound with sound from the source tape,
while retaining the original picture.
Before you start editing, set up the system according to the instructions
on pages 77 to 78.
For audio insert editing, use the tape recorded by this VCR. If you want
to edit the one recorded by other VCRs (include other DHR-1000s), first,
you have to dub it to the tape on this VCR, then edit it. If you edit the
tape recorded by the other VCRs, the sound quality may be reduced
and the picture may be noisy.
STEREO 1 INSERT
STEREO 2 INSERT
COUNTER
RESET
Shuttle ring/
Jog dial
COUNTER
SELECT
P (PAUSE)
· PLAY
START/PAUSE
Tips
• If you do not want to stop
insert editing when the
counter comes to
“0H00M00S,” change the
counter display to the time
code.
• You can insert both video
and audio by pressing
VIDEO INSERT in step 4.
1
Press COUNTER SELECT so that the tape counter
appears.
2
Locate the end point of the scene to be recorded over.
1 Press · PLAY, then locate the recording end point with the
jog dial or shuttle ring.
2 Press COUNTER RESET.
3
Locate the start point of the scene to be recorded over.
Locate the beginning of the scene to be recorded over with the
jog dial or shuttle ring.
4
Press STEREO 1 INSERT and/or STEREO 2 INSERT as
follows:
Notes
• Do not change the counter
display during insert
editing. Editing may not
function accurately.
• Insert editing cannot be
made on a blank portion of
the tape. When a blank is
detected, the VCR stops
editing.
• It may take up to 7 seconds
for the sound to switch to
the source tape. You cannot
start recording until the
sound switches.
• If you record on the
beginning part of the tape,
or on the part just after the
unrecorded portion, the
first part of recording may
be dropped.
When you record from DV input
Press both STEREO 1 INSERT and STEREO 2 INSERT.
You cannot replace stereo 1 track or stereo 2 track only.
When you record from LINE inputs
– To record in 16-bit audio, press both STEREO 1 INSERT and
STEREO 2 INSERT.
– To record in 12-bit audio on the stereo 1 track, press STEREO 1
INSERT.
– To record in 12-bit audio on the stereo 2 track, press STEREO 2
INSERT.
For more information, refer to the chart on the next page.
A few seconds after you press the button the sound switches to
the source tape.
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5
Locate the playback start point of the source tape (C),
then set the VCR to playback pause.
For best results, pause the tape a few seconds before the
beginning of the scene.
6
Press the pause button on the other VCR to start
playback. At the beginning of the scene you want to
replace, press P PAUSE on this VCR to start recording.
Audio insert editing starts.
When the tape counter reaches “0H00M00S”, the recording tape
stops automatically.
7
Press p STOP on the other VCR.
How the audio recording mode selection affects editing results
When you record from DV input
This VCR automatically records in the same audio mode as the source
tape, regardless of the LINE IN AUDIO setting in the ADVANCED
OPTIONS menu. For this connection, press both the STEREO 1 INSERT
and STEREO 2 INSERT buttons.
When you record from LINE inputs
The sound is recorded in the audio mode selected in LINE IN AUDIO in
the ADVANCED OPTIONS menu. Normally, choose the original audio
mode of the tape to be edited. Select the track to be replaced according
to the audio recording mode.
Tip
• During recording, the
indicators light according to
the audio mode and the
track being recorded.
Example: when sound is
recorded onto the stereo 1
track in 12-bit audio.
Original audio Menu
mode of the
choice
edited tape
Pressed
button(s)
Editing result
: Replaced section
12-bit
STEREO 1
Stereo1
Stereo2
STEREO 2
Stereo1
Stereo2
STEREO 1 and
STEREO 2
Stereo1
Stereo2
16-bit
STEREO 1 and
STEREO 2*
Stereo1
Stereo2
12-bit
STEREO 1 and
STEREO 2*
16-bit
Note
• Depending on the VCR,
when you playback mixed
sound (stereo 1 track and
stereo 2 track), the volume
of stereo 1 track may change
depending on whether
sound is recorded on stereo
2 track or not.
12-bit
16-bit
NO AUDIO
(Deleted)
NO AUDIO
(Deleted)
STEREO 1 and
STEREO 2*
*Insert editing cannot be executed if you press only one
button.
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Other editing features
Audio dubbing
You can add music or commentary to a tape recorded in 12-bit audio
mode.
Music or narration is recorded on the stereo 2 track, while the original
sound on stereo 1 track remains.
For audio dubbing, use the tape recorded by this VCR. If you want to
edit the one recorded by other VCRs (include other DHR-1000s), first,
you have to dub it to the tape on this VCR, then edit it. If you edit the
tape recorded by the other VCRs, the sound quality may be reduced
and the picture may be noisy.
Connection
Notes
• You cannot use the audio
dubbing feature on a tape
recorded in 16-bit audio
mode.
• When a microphone and a
source to LINE-2 IN are
both connected, the mixed
sound of the two sources is
recorded.
• The audio from the
microphone is recorded in
monaural.
Audio equipment
This VCR
Audio cable (not supplied)
Microphone
ç: Signal flow
Preparation
• Insert a prerecorded tape into this VCR.
• Press INPUT SELECT so that “L2” appears in the display window.
• Set the audio recording mode to 12-bit.
1 Press MENU.
The MENU screen appears on the TV screen.
2 Select ADVANCED OPTIONS by pressing the CURSOR (>/.)
buttons and press EXECUTE.
3 Select LINE IN AUDIO by pressing the CURSOR (>/.) buttons.
4 Select “12” by pressing CURSOR (?//) buttons.
• Adjust the recording level and balance with the REC LEVEL and REC
BALANCE controls.
While playing the source or speaking into the microphone, adjust the
controls so that the red indicators of the level meter do not light up.
Select the balance according to your need (normally, set it to the
center).
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Operation
AUDIO MIX BALANCE
REC BALANCE
REC LEVEL
AUDIO DUB
AUDIO
MONITOR
Selector
Shuttle ring/
Jog dial
COUNTER
RESET
P PAUSE
· PLAY
START/PAUSE
Tips
• If you do not want to stop
insert editing when the
counter comes to
“0H00M00S,” change the
counter display to the time
code.
• For fade-in operation, turn
the REC LEVEL control
clockwise from the zero
point.
• For fade-out operation, turn
the REC LEVEL control
counterclockwise to the zero
point.
1
Press COUNTER SELECT so that the
tape counter appears.
2
Locate the end point of the scene
to be recorded over.
1 Press · PLAY, then locate the
recording end point with the jog dial
or shuttle ring.
2 Press COUNTER RESET.
3 Press P PAUSE.
3
Locate the start point of the
scene to be recorded over.
Locate the jog dial or shuttle ring to left,
and release it when the desired scene
appears on the TV screen.
4
Press AUDIO DUB.
5
Press P PAUSE on this VCR and
start playing the audio source or
speaking into the microphone.
The source audio is recorded on the
stereo 2 track of the tape, while the
picture appears on the TV screen (the
audio on the stereo 1 track is not
played).
When the tape counter reaches
“0H00M00S,” recording stops
automatically.
6
Stop playback of the audio
equipment.
Notes
• Do not change the counter
display during insert
editing. Editing may not
function accurately.
• Audio dubbing cannot be
made on a blank portion of
the tape. When a blank is
detected, the VCR stops
editing.
• It may take up to 7 seconds
for the sound to switch to
the source tape. You cannot
start recording until the
sound switches.
• If you record on the
beginning part of the tape,
or on the part just after the
unrecorded portion, the
first part of recording may
be dropped.
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Other editing features
Listening to the
inserted/dubbed
sound
1
Start playback of the inserted/
dubbed tape.
2
Set the AUDIO MONITOR selector
to the track you want to hear:
• For stereo 1 track, set to STEREO 1.
• For stereo 2 track, set to STEREO 2.
• For both stereo 1 and stereo 2 tracks,
set to MIX.
When you select "MIX," you can adjust
the audio balance between the stereo 1
and stereo 2 tracks with the AUDIO
MIX BALANCE control.
The PCM MODE indicators light
according to the contents of the tape.
Lights while playing back a tape recorded in 16-bit mode.
Lights while playing back a tape recorded in
12-bit mode.
Lights when stereo 2 track is recorded in 12-bit mode.
Lights when stereo 1 track is recorded in 12-bit mode.
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Other editing features
Connecting a titler or
editing controller
To use a titler or editing controller, connect them as follows.
Connecting a titler
To LINE
output
Another VCR
Audio/video cable
To LANC jack (When the
other VCR has a LANC
jack)
Notes
• You cannot make the DV
connection when using the
titler.
• To use a digital SEG,
connect it with the LINE
jacks. You cannot make the
DV connection.
TV
This VCR
Titler
Audio/video
cable
S-video cable
ç: Signal flow
(continued)
Editing
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Other editing features
Connecting an editing controller
TV
Connecting a titler or editing
controller (continued)
Another VCR
Notes
• When you connect an
editing controller with the
DV connection, you cannot
connect a titler or a digital
SEG in addition.
• If you use an RM-E1000 as
the editing controller, and
this VCR is set up as the
recording machine without
the DV connection,
occasionally, editing may
start about one second later
than the IN point. In this
case, try changing the
player search mode (FF/
REW or CUE/REV) on the
editing controller.
• Connections differ
depending on the controller
model. Refer to the manual
of the connected equipment.
• To use a controller
equipped with a titler
function, you need to make
audio/video connections in
addition to the connection
shown on the right. While
recording, press INPUT
SELECT on this VCR to
select the video that you
want to record.
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This VCR
DV connecting cable
LANC
cable
To LANC jack
Editing
controller
LANC
cable
To LANC jack
ç: Signal flow
Preparation
• When you make the LANC connection, follow "Connections" on page
64.
• When you don't make the LANC connection, follow "Connections" on
page 77.
For further instructions, refer to the manual of the connected
equipment.
Other editing features
Connecting a capture
board or video
printer
You can output a still picture to your computer using a capture board
(optional) and print out the picture using a video printer (optional).
Connecting the DVBK-1000 capture board
With this connection, you can output a still picture to your computer.
TV
DVBK-1000 (for IBM compatible
computer)
This VCR
ç: Signal flow
DV connecting cable
LANC cable
For further instructions, refer to the manual of the connected
equipment.
Connecting a video printer
Note
• If your video printer does
not have an S-VIDEO input
jack, connect to the video
input jack on your video
printer with a video cable.
• If your video printer has a
LANC jack, connect the
LANC jacks on your VCR
and video printer with the
LANC cable and set LANC
MODE in the ADVANCED
OPTIONS menu on your
VCR to “S.” You can print
out with the PRINT button
on the remote commander
of this VCR.
• For further instructions,
refer to the manual of the
connected equipment.
With this connection, you can print out a still picture.
TV
This VCR
Video printer
S-video cable
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Setting the RF unit
Additional information
General setup
information
TV
CHANNEL +/–
When connecting the VCR to the TV using only the antenna cable, you
must set the RF UNIT switch on the rear of the VCR so that the TV can
receive the correct signal from the VCR.
1 Set the RF UNIT switch on the rear of the VCR to CH3 or CH4,
whichever channel is not used in your area.
If both are used, set the switch to either channel.
2 Press POWER to turn on the VCR.
3 Press TV/VTR to turn on the VTR indicator in the VCR’s display
window.
4 Press CH +/– to display a channel number in the display window.
Select an active channel number in your area.
5 Turn on your TV and set it to the channel you selected in step 1
(channel 3 or 4).
The selected TV channel broadcast appears on the TV screen. If the
channels change when you press CH +/– on the VCR, you have
made the correct setting.
Whenever you use the VCR, set the TV to the channel selected in
step 1.
TV/VTR
Attaching the external antenna connector
300-ohm twin
lead cable
EAC-32 Antenna connector
(not supplied)
When using a 300-ohm twin lead cable for VHF/UHF antenna, use
the EAC-32 antenna connector (not supplied) to connect the antenna
to the VCR
1 Loosen the screws on the antenna connector.
2 Wind the twin leads around the screws on the antenna connector.
3 Retighten the screws.
Attaching a UHF/VHF band mixer
When using both 75-ohm coaxial cable and 300-ohm twin lead cable
for VHF/UHF antenna, use the EAC-66 UHF/VHF band separator/
mixer (not supplied) to connect the antenna to the VCR
300-ohm twin
lead cable
EAC-66
UHF/VHF band
separator/mixer
(not supplied)
75-ohm coaxial
cable
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1
2
3
4
Loosen the screws on the mixer.
Wind the twin leads around the screws on the mixer.
Retighten the screws.
Connect the 75-ohm coaxial cable to the mixer.
Precautions
Notes on the video cassette recorder
Do not install the unit in a place subject to direct sunlight or
heat sources
If you do, its cabinet, mechanical parts, etc., may be damaged.
Do not install the unit in an extremely hot place
If the unit is left in a car parked with its windows closed (especially in
summer), its cabinet may be damaged or it may not work correctly.
If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm location
Moisture may condense inside the unit and cause damage to the video
head and tape. If you use the unit in a place subject to direct cold
currents from an air conditioner, moisture may also condense inside the
unit.
Do not place a heavy objects on the unit
The cabinet may be damaged, or the VCR may not work correctly.
Do not handle the recorder roughly
Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock.
To avoid damaging the cabinet finish
Plastic is often used for the surface finishing of the recorder. Do not
spray a volatile solvent such as an insecticide toward the cabinet or
place rubber or vinyl products on the cabinet for a long time. If you do,
the finish of the cabinet may be damaged or the coating may come off.
Do not clean the cabinet with thinner or benzine
The cabinet may be damaged or its coating may come off. When you
use a chemical-impregnated cloth, use it according to its directions.
Clean the cabinet with soft dry cloth
When the cabinet is very dirty, clean it with a soft dry cloth lightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution and finish it with dry cloth.
Do not put magnetic objects close to the unit
Magnetic fields may damage the recording.
Checking the video heads every 1000 hours
A VCR is a high-precision piece of equipment that records and plays
back the picture on a magnetic tape. In particular, the video head and
other mechanical parts become dirty or worn. To maintain a clean
picture, we recommend maintenance every 1000 hours, though the
using condition may differ depending on temperature, humidity, dust,
etc.
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Precautions (continued)
Cleaning of the video heads
If the video heads are contaminated, the pictures cannot be recorded
properly or the playback pictures become noisy. If the following
phenomena occur, use the cleaning cassette (supplied) or sony video
head cleaning cassette (not supplied) to clean the heads.
• Square-shaped noise appears on the playback picture.
• A part of the playback picture does not move.
• The playback picture does not appear on the screen.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
c
If these pictures appear on the screen, use the cleaning cassette.
After prolonged use, the video heads may become worn out. If
optimum picture quality is not restored even after you have cleaned the
video heads with the cleaning cassette, the video heads may have worn
out. In that case, you have to replace the video heads with new ones.
Please consult your Sony dealer.
Notes on the video cassettes
Usable cassettes
We recommend to use the Standard-DV/Mini-DV cassettes to get the
most out of high reliability of DV format.
Cleaning the terminal
If the terminal of the DV or Mini-DV cassette gets dirty, or dust sticks to
the terminal, the VCR may not work correctly.
Clean the connector with the swab once every ten times you eject a
cassette.
Terminal
When affixing a label on the cassette
Be sure to affix a label on only the location as illustrated below so as not
to cause malfunction of the VCR.
Label
After using a cassette
After use, please be sure to rewind the tape completely (to prevent
picture and sound distortion). Return it to its case and store in upright
position.
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Additional Information
About moisture condensation
If the unit or tape is brought directly from a cold to a warm location,
moisture may condense inside or outside the unit or tape. If you use the
tape or video heads in this condition, the tape may adhere to the head
drum, and the video heads or the tape may be damaged, or malfunction
may occur.
Moisture condensation is likely to occur under the following conditions:
• The unit is brought from the cold outdoors to a warm indoor
location.
• The unit is brought from the air-conditioned indoors to the hot
outdoors.
• The unit is used in a place subject to cold currents from an air
conditioner.
When bringing the unit from a cold place to a warm place or vice versa,
put it in a plastic bag and seal the bag tightly. After bringing it into the
new place, leave the bag on for about an hour, and remove the bag
when the air temperature inside it has reached the temperature
surrounding it.
If moisture condensation occurred
You cannot operate the unit except to press 6 EJECT. If you insert a
cassette, it is ejected automatically. If this occurs, turn on the power,
wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Additional Information
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Troubleshooting
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Symptom
Remedy
The POWER switch does not
function.
• Connect the mains lead securely.
The power is turned on but the
VCR does not operate.
• Turn off the power and disconnect the mains lead. After about one
minute, connect the mains lead and turn on the VCR.
• Press the CL button. Reset the clock, timer, and menu settings.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. With the power left on, leave
the VCR to dry for one to two hours.
Clock
The clock has stopped and
“–:– –” lights in the display
window.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the wall outlet for
more than 30 minutes. Reset the clock (and timer).
Playback
The playback picture does not
appear on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR. If you are using
a A/V hook up, set it to video input.
• The menu appears on the screen. Press MENU to make it disappear.
• No recording on the tape.
• The video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
With DV connection, the
playback picture of the other
VCR does not appear on the
monitor screen.
• Disconnect the DV cable and connect it again.
• INPUT SELECT is set to “L1” or “L2.” Select “DV.”
• The other VCR is not playing back.
A mosaic pattern appears in the
playback picture or a part of the
picture does not appear.
• The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video heads using
the Sony video head cleaning cassette. Do not use a commercially
available wet-type cleaning cassette, as it may damage the video
heads.
Power
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
c
initial
terminal
• The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult your local Sony
dealer for more information.
• The tape is defective. Use a new tape.
• Use Sony brand DV tapes.
The pictures input from the
LINE-1/LINE-2 IN jacks or DV
IN jack do not appear on the
monitor screen.
The picture has no sound.
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Additional Information
• Press INPUT SELECT to select the correct input.
• If you connect cables to both audio/video jacks and S-VIDEO jack of
LINE-1 IN/LINE-2 IN, signals from the S-VIDEO jack take priority.
(“S” lights in the display window.) To select signals from the LINE1 IN video jack, set “L1 IN VIDEO” in the ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu to “NORM.”
To select signals from the LINE-2 IN jacks, disconnect the cable from
the jack you do not use.
• When you play a tape recorded in 12-bit mode, set the AUDIO
MONITOR selector to the track when the sound is recorded.
• The tape is defective. Use a new tape.
Playback
(continued)
Recording
Timer recording
Symptom
Remedy
Mixed sound is heard.
• When you play a bilingual tape, select the sound you want by
pressing AUDIO MONITOR.
• When you play a tape recorded in 12-bit mode, set the AUDIO
MONITOR selector to the track when the sound is recorded.
Though the tape is recorded in
stereo, playback sound is
monaural.
• Audio from one track only is selected. Press AU MONITOR MAIN/
SUB.
The playback sound is skipped.
• The tape is defective. Use a new tape.
A TV program does not appear.
• Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR. If you are using
a A/V hookup, set it to video input.
• Make sure the cable box and/or DSS receiver is/are turned on.
• Replace the Cable mouse.
TV reception is poor.
• Adjust the TV antenna.
The tape ejects when you press
r REC.
• Check that the protect tab is set to the recording enable position.
Nothing happens when you
press r REC.
• Make sure the tape has been rewound to the beginning.
• Select the correct source with the INPUT SELECT or PROG+/button(s).
The timer does not operate.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Editing
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the protect tab is set to the recording enable position.
Make sure the tape has been rewound to the beginning.
Make sure your timer settings have not already passed the current
time.
Check that the decoder is turned on.
The clock stops if the power to the VCR is interrupted for more than
30 minutes. Reset the clock and timer.
Make sure the cable box or/and DSS receiver is/are turned on.
Replace the Cable mouse.
The picture of the other VCR
does not appear.
• Make sure the connections between VCRs are firm.
• Select the correct input with the INPUT SELECT or CH +/–
button(s).
The tape ejects when you press
START/PAUSE.
• Check that the protect tab is set to the recording enable position.
• You cannot copy any software having copyright protection signals.
Time codes are not sequential in
the display.
• In the DF (Drop Frame) mode, the time code may skip from 29-frame
to 02-frame.
• There is an unrecorded portion (blank) between recorded portions.
are not recorded in sequence.
• The video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads using the video
head cleaning cassette.
• Time code display may stop when you fast-forward or rewind the
tape.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Editing
(continued)
Remote
commander
Others
98
Symptom
Remedy
Assemble editing does not
operate.
• The counter is set to the remaining time display. Press COUNTER
SELECT so that the tape counter or time code appears in the display
window.
The VCR stops during insert
editing.
• The VCR stops automatically when the tape counter reaches 0:00:00.
Set the editing end point to 0:00:00.
• There is an unrecorded portion on the source tape.
• The portion to be replaced is recorded in both 12-bit and 16-bit audio
modes.
The picture from the input jack
is distorted.
• The signal played back by the DVD player or VCR, or received by
the DSS receiver includes a copyright protection signal. Disconnect
the device and connect it to the TV directly.
The remote commander does not
function.
•
•
•
•
When operating this VCR with
the supplied remote
commander, other Sony video
equipment as well as this VCR
start operation.
• COMMAND MODE selectors of this VCR and other Sony video
equipment are set to the same number. Change the setting of the
COMMAND MODE selector on this VCR.
A tape cannot be inserted.
• Check that a tape isn’t already in the tape compartment.
The tape is ejected.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. With the power left on, leave
the VCR to dry for one to two hours.
The tape counter stops.
• The counter display stops when an unrecorded portion is displayed.
• The counter display may stop when you fast-forward or rewind the
tape.
“– : – –” flashes in the display
window of the main unit.
• Set the clock on the menu screen.
The Index Titler or Cassette
Label recorded by a camcorder
does not appears on the TV
screen.
• The Index Titler or Cassette Label function does not work with this
VCR.
Additional Information
The batteries are weak. Replace all the batteries with new ones.
No batteries are inserted in the battery compartment.
Turn on the power of the main unit.
Make sure you are pointing the remote commander at the remote
sensor on the VCR.
• Select the same command mode on the VCR and the remote
commander.
Specifications
System
Tuner section
Recording format
Tuning system
DV standard (consumer Digital VCR
format, SD specifications)
PLL synthesizer system
Audio tuning system
Video signal
Inter-carrier system
EIA STANDARD, NTSC color system
Channel coverage
Usable cassettes
Recording time
VHF 2 to 13
UHF 14 to 69
CATV A-8 to A-1, A to W, W+1 to
W+84
180 minutes (when using the DV-180
cassette)
Antenna
Fast-forward and rewind time
75-ohm antenna terminal for VHF/
UHF
DV cassettes and Mini-DV cassettes
Approx. 1.5 min. (with DV-180 tape)
Timer section
Video
Clock
Quartz locked
Quantization word length
8-bit
Timer indication
24-hour cycle
Sampling frequency
13.5 MHz
Timer setting
Max. 8 programs per month
Horizontal resolution
More than 500 lines
Power back-up
Built-in self-charging capacitor
Back-up duration: up to 30 minutes
Audio
Quantization word length
16-bit linear or 12-bit non-linear
Sampling frequency
32 kHz 12-bit (recording mode)
48 kHz 16-bit (recording mode)
44.1 kHz 16-bit (playback only)
32 kHz 16-bit (playback only)
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Specifications (continued)
Inputs and outputs
General
Antenna
Power requirements
75-ohm antenna terminal for VHF/
UHF
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption
CABLE BOX CONTROL (CONTROL
S OUT)
43 W
Mini jack (plug in power) (1)
Operating temperature
5 °C to 40 °C
CONTROL S IN
Mini jack (1)
Storage temperature
– 20 °C to 60 °C
DV IN/OUT
DV type 4-pin jack (1)
LINE IN 1 and 2
VIDEO IN, pin jack (1 each)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO IN, pin jack (2 each)
Input level: 2 Vrms (full bits)
Input impedance: more than
47 kohms
S-VIDEO IN, Mini DIN 4-pin
connector (1 each)
Y (luminance signal): 1 Vp-p,
75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
C (colour signal): 0.286 Vp-p,
75 ohms, unbalanced
LINE OUT 1 and 2
VIDEO OUT, pin jack (1 each)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO OUT, pin jack (2 each)
Standard output: 2 Vrms (full bits)
Output impedance: less than
10 kohms
S-VIDEO OUT, Mini DIN 4-pin
connector (1 each)
Y (luminance signal): 1 Vp-p,
75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
C (colour signal): 0.286 Vp-p,
75 ohms, unbalanced
Headphone jack
Stereo mini jack (1)
LANCl
Stereo mini-mini jack (2)
MIC IN
Mini jack (monaural, 1)
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Additional Information
Dimensions
Approx. 430 × 129 × 376 mm
(17 × 5 1/8 × 13 3/4 inches)
(w/h/d, including projecting parts
and controls)
Mass
Approx. 10 kg (22 lbs 70 z)
Supplied accessories
AC power cord (1)
Audio/video cable (1)
Cable Mouse (1)
Cleaning cassette (1)
Control S cable (1)
LANC cable (1)
Remote commander (1)
S-video cable (1)
Size AA(R6) batteries (2)
75-ohm coaxial cable (1)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Index to parts and
controls
Refer to the pages indicated in ( ) for details.
Front panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
16BIT/12BIT indicator (61)
Cassette panel (38)
6 EJECT button (38)
See section A below.
OPERATION PANEL OPEN/CLOSE button (102)
Audio indicators
A
1
2
3
4
7
8
9
0
!¡
Display window (104)
VTR indicator (39)
See section B below.
Remote sensor
Power switch
B
MIC (microphone) jack (86)
PHONES jack
CL button (92)
PHONE LEVEL control
1
2
3
4
LINE-2 IN jacks (65, 78)
l LANC jack (62, 64)
LINE-2 IN S-VIDEO jack (65, 78)
DV IN/OUT jack (64, 77)
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Index to parts and controls
(continued)
Operation panel
1 Menu buttons (MENU, CURSOR and EXECUTE
buttons) (27, 54)
2 See section C on the next page.
3 PCM MODE indicators (88)
4 See section D on the next page.
5 MARK button (70)
6 ( (play) button (66)
7 p (stop) button (66)
8 P (pause) button (66)
9 PLAYER button (66)
!º RECORDER button (66)
!¡ Shuttle ring (66)
!™ Jog dial (66)
!£
!¢
!∞
!§
!¶
!•
!ª
@º
@¡
@™
@£
r REC button (39)
P PAUSE button (38)
CHANNEL +/– buttons (39)
) FF button (38)
· PLAY button (38)
0 REW button (38)
p STOP button (38)
EASY SET UP button (15)
QUICK TIMER button (48)
See section E on the next page.
COMMAND MODE switch
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Additional Information
E
C
1
2
3
4
AUDIO MONITOR selector (63, 88)
AUDIO MIX BALANCE control (63, 88)
REC BALANCE control (66, 86)
REC LEVEL control (66, 86)
1 TV/VTR button (39)
2 AU (audio) MONITOR MAIN/SUB button (97)
3 AUX DATA button (This button works the same as
the DATA CODE button on the remote commander.)
(45)
4 COUNTER RESET button (45, 73)
5 COUNTER SELECT button (45, 73)
6 ≠/± (index search previous/next) buttons (49)
7 SEARCH SELECT button and indicators (49)
8 DISPLAY button (45)
9 INPUT SELECT button (65, 78)
D
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
VIDEO INSERT button (74, 82)
STEREO 1 INSERT button (75, 84)
STEREO 2 INSERT/AUDIO DUB button (75, 84, 87)
ASSEMBLE button (71)
EVENT BACK/FWD buttons (71)
START/PAUSE button (67)
EDIT STANDBY button (68)
DUPLICATE ENTIRE TAPE button (67)
Detaching the operation panel
Attaching the operation panel
Set the panel to the attachment groove.
Push down until the panel clicks.
Note
• Be careful not to push the OPERATION PANEL OPEN/CLOSE
button.
(continued)
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Index to parts and controls
(continued)
Display window
1
2
3
4
5
6
TIME CODE indicator (45, 62)
REMAIN (remaining time) indicator (45)
TIMER indicator (40, 42)
REC (recording) indicator
DV OUT/IN indicator
S video input indicator (64, 77)
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Additional Information
7 Cassette indicator
8 Channel indicator (39)
9 Current time/Quick timer/Frame indicator (39, 45,
48, 62)
0 Tape counter (45, 62)
!¡ Peak level meter (86)
Rear panel
1
2
3
4
5
RF UNIT CH3/CH4 switch (15, 92)
lLANC jack (62, 64)
LINE-1 IN jacks (64, 77)
AC IN connector
LINE-1 OUT jacks (12, 13)
6 LINE-2 OUT jacks
7 CABLE BOX CONTROL (CONTROL S OUT) jack (14,
22)
8 S LINK (CONTROL S IN) jack (13)
9 VHF/UHF IN/OUT connectors (14)
(continued)
Additional Information
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Index to parts and controls
(continued)
Remote commander
Front with cover closed
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!¡
!™
!£
!¢
!∞
!§
!¶
!•
!ª
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Additional Information
TV/VTR switch (9)
COMMAND MODE switch (9)
POWER button (40)
AUDIO MONITOR buttons (46)
TV/VTR button (9)
CHANNEL +/– buttons (39)
VOL (volume) +/– buttons (for TV only) (9)
r REC button (39)
) FF button (38)
P PAUSE button (38)
p STOP button (38)
Shuttle ring (44)
Jog dial (44)
· PLAY button (38)
0 REW button (38)
SEARCH 3/# buttons (38)
ENTER button (31)
Number buttons (31)
6 EJECT button (38)
Front with cover opened
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!¡
!™
!£
!¢
!∞
DATA CODE button (45)
COUNTER SELECT button (45, 73)
COUNTER RESET button (45, 73)
COMMAND MODE switch (9)
PRINT button (91)
SEARCH SELECT button (49)
SEARCH + button (49)
SEARCH = button (49)
EXECUTE button (27, 54)
CURSOR >/./?// buttons (27, 54)
MENU button (27, 54)
FRAME '/7 buttons (44)
. SLOW button (44)
×2 button (44)
DISPLAY button (45)
(3,5, !£, !¢, are also used as Teletext buttons for TV)
Rear with cover opened
1
2
3
4
5
6
VCR Plus+ number buttons (40)
ONCE button (40)
DAILY button (40)
WEEKLY button (40)
TIMER CLEAR button (40)
VCR Plus+ button (40)
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TIMER SET/CHECK (51)
MENU chart
This VCR has a various functions
available on the TV screen. To operate
these functions, use the MENU buttons
on the remote commander or control
panel.
Refer to the pages indicated in ( ) for
details.
Setting timer recordings.
You can also check, change and cancel
the recordings, including the ones set
with VCR Plus+ feature.
TUNER PRESET (30)
Tuning the VCR to receive broadcast
channels.
CLOCK SET (27)
Enabling/disabling the auto AUTO
CLOCK SET feature.
You can set the date and time
manually if you select MANUAL.
SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS (36)
Setting guide channels to the
broadcasts you preset, or changing the
program position order.
CABLE BOX CONTROL (33)
Setting the cable box/DSS receiver.
CASSETTE MEMORY ERASE (57)
Erasing the contents of the cassette
memory of the DV or Mini DV tape.
Y/C DELAY (53)
Adjusting the difference in time
between Y(luiminance) and
C(chrominance).
ADVANCED OPTIONS (Page 1, Page 2)
(54)
Changing the optional setup choices.
108
Additional Information
Additional Information
109
110
Additional Information
Additional Information
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I
Index
12-bit/16-bit audio mode
4, 61
A
Adjusting the picture 53
AV hook up 12
Antenna hook up 18, 92
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 32
Audio dubbing 86
Audio recording mode 4, 46
Auto clock set 27
Tape counter 45
Time code 62
Timer recording 40
cancelling 51
changing 51
checking 51
Tuner preset 30
J, K
Jog dial
V, W, X
44
VCR Plus+ 36, 40
Video printing 91
Video on sound 74, 83
Video capture board 91
L
LANC
connection
jack 62
mode 55
B
Bilingual program
T, U
Insert editing
audio insert 75, 84
video insert 73, 82
video on sound 74, 83
Index search 49
47
64
Y
Y/C delay
M, N
C
Cable box 14, 16, 20, 33
Cable mouse 14, 22, 35
Cassette memory 6
erasing 57
searching 49
Channel setup 30
Cleaning 94
Clock 27
Command mode 9
Connection
to another VCR 64, 77
to a titler or an editing
controller 89
to a capture board or a video
printer 91
Copyright 7
Menu
changing options
chart 108
54
O
Operation panel 102
P
Photo search 49
Playback 38
at various speeds 38, 44
Protect tab 6
Q
Quick timer 48
R
D
Date search 49
DSS receiver 22, 33
DV
cassette 6
connection 4, 62, 64, 77
format 7
E, F, G, H
Easy Set Up 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25
Editing
audio dubbing 86
audio insert 75, 84
assemble editing 70
connections 64, 77
controls 66
copy a tape 67, 79
cutting out unwanted scenes 68,
80
methods 58
video insert 73, 82
Edit Window 4, 70
Hook ups 11
Remote commander 9
Recording 39
Recording data 45
Remaining tape counter
RF unit 92
45
S
Safety tab 6
Searching
using index functions 49
Shuttle ring 44
Stereo 1/2 track 7, 88
Sub code sector 7
Supplied accessories 8
S-video 12, 64
System-Link 13
53