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Cat. No. 16-549/550/632
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
4-HEAD VHS HQ VCR
Model 112 (16-549)
Model 113 (16-550)
Model 62 (Hi-Fi) (16-632)
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the appliance and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and use instructions
should be followed.
5. Cleaning — Unplug the VCR from the wall outlet before
cleaning it. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. Attachments — Do not use attachments not recommended by the VCR manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
7. Water and Moisture — Do not use this VCR near water
— for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool.
8. Accessories — Do not place this VCR on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The VCR may fall,
causing serious injury to someone and serious damage
to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or
sold with the VCR. Any mounting of the appliance should
follow the manufacturer’s instructions and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with
care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may
cause an appliance and cart combination to overturn.
This VCR should never be placed near or over a radiator
or heat register. This VCR should not be placed in a builtin installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper
ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions
have been adhered to.
10. Power Sources — This VCR should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to
your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power
company. For VCRs intended to operate from battery
power or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
11. Grounding and Polarization — This VCR is equipped
with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not
defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
12. Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords should
be routed so they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna
or cable system is connected to the VCR, be sure the
antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
No. 70-1984, provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size
of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
F IGURE A
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECT RICAL CODE
ANTE NNA
L EAD I N
WI RE
GROUND
CLAMP
9. Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet and the
back or bottom are provided for ventilation and to ensure
reliable operation of the VCR and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered.
The openings should never be blocked by placing the
VCR on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
A NTENNA
DI SCHARG E UN I T
(NEC SECTION 8 10 -2 0)
EL ECT RI C
SE RV I CE
EQ U I PM EN T
G RO UNDI NG CO NDUCT ORS
(NEC SECTION 8 10 -2 1)
G RO UND CL AM PS
NEC - NATI O NAL EL ECTRI CAL CO DE
S2 8 9 8 A
© 1997 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Optimus is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
RadioShack is a trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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POWER SERVI C E G RO UNDI NG
EL EC TR O DE SYST EM
(NEC ART 2 50 , PART H)
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14. Lightning — For added protection for this VCR receiver
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This
will prevent damage to the VCR due to lightning and
power-line surges.
15. Power Lines — An outside antenna system should not
be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into
such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep
from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with
them might be fatal.
16. Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric
shock.
17. Object and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of any
kind into this VCR through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the VCR.
18. Servicing — Do not attempt to service this VCR yourself
as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
21. Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this VCR, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks to determine that the VCR is in
proper operating condition.
22. Heat — This VCR product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Note to the cable TV system installer:
This reminder is to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Section 820-40 of the National Electrical Code, which provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as
practical.
19. Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this VCR from
the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
•
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged or
frayed.
•
If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
VCR.
•
If the VCR has been exposed to rain or water.
•
If the VCR does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that
are covered by the operating instructions, as improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage
and will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the VCR to its normal operation.
•
If the VCR has been dropped or the cabinet has been
damaged.
•
When the VCR exhibits a distinct change in performance — this indicates a need for service.
20. Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are
required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts, specified by the manufacturer, that
have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock,
injury to persons or other hazards.
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire
or shock hazard, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within
the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock. Do not open the product’s case.
!
This symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and maintenance instructions
are included in the literature accompanying this
product.
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FEATURES
Your Optimus Model 112/113/62 4-Head VHS
HQ VCR offers some of the most advanced
features available in home video cassette recorders.
Easy-to-Use Immediate Recording — lets
you start a recording immediately and have the
VCR automatically stop recording after a length
of time you select.
Your VCR’s PLL (phase-locked loop) tuning
ensures extremely accurate tuning of up to 68
VHF and UHF channels and up to 125 cable
channels. The VCR’s full-function universal remote control and on-screen programming
make the VCR easy to use.
1-Month, 8-Event Digital Timer — lets you
program the VCR to make up to eight unattended recordings (daily, weekly, or one-time).
Your VCR offers all these features:
Automatic Playback/Rewind/Eject — automatically plays, rewinds, and ejects a tape.
Fast-Response System — positions the tape
next to the playback/record head for immediate
playback or recording.
Note: The Model 62 includes all of the Models
112/113’s features, but adds Hi-Fi stereo that
delivers CD-quality sound for audio/video or
audio-only recordings. The Model 62 also includes front panel audio/video jacks that make
it easy to connect to a camcorder.
Real-Time Counter with Memory — displays
the actual length of time a tape plays or
records, and allows you to mark and return to a
location on the tape.
RECORDING/PLAYBACK
TUNING
26-Micron Record/Play Head — enhances
the picture quality at the EP (Extended Play)
playback speed.
179-Channel, Digital-PLL, Cable-Compatible
Tuner — lets you tune to up to 68 VHF and
UHF channels, and up to 125 cable channels.
Four Double-Azimuth Video Heads — provide superior picture quality and special effects
compared with standard single-azimuth fourhead VCRs.
Tuner Memory Programming — automatically stores all the active channels in your area
into memory.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) Video Noise Reduction System — reduces noise on the
screen when playing back a worn or partially
damaged tape.
TAPE CONTROL
Auto Tracking System — automatically adjusts tracking when you start playback.
Auto Repeat Playback — automatically rewinds the tape for repeat playback when the
tape reaches the end during playback and recording.
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One-Minute Skip — lets you fast-forward the
tape for exactly 1 minute to let you easily skip
over commercials.
Index Search — lets you quickly locate the beginning of a specific recording, or set it to automatically play the first 10 seconds of each
recording so you can locate a desired recording.
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Fast-Forward/Rewind with Visual Search
Freeze-Frame/Frame Advance/Slow-Motion
Automatic Rewind
OTHER FEATURES
Multichannel Television Sound (MTS) (Model 62 only) — decodes stereo broadcasts for
listening or recording. This VCR can also receive and record special audio programs (SAP)
that accompany some MTS broadcasts.
Rear Audio/Video Input Jacks — let you
quickly connect an audio/video device to the
VCR without disconnecting other devices
Note: EDS is provided by some broadcasters
and includes various types of information, including the current time. If no broadcasters in
your area transmit EDS signals, you must manually set the clock.
Automatic DST (Daylight Saving Time) Adjustment — lets you set the VCR to automatically adjust the displayed time for Daylight
Saving Time.
We recommend you record the VCR’s model
and serial numbers here. This information is on
the VCR’s back panel.
Model: _______________________________
Serial Number: ________________________
Front Audio/Video Input Jacks (Model 62
only) — let you quickly connect an audio/video
device, such as a camcorder, to the VCR without disconnecting other devices.
Trilingual On-Screen Programming — provides helpful instructions on the TV screen for
setting the clock and programming timers. You
can select English, French, or Spanish instructions.
Universal Remote Control — lets you control
your VCR, as well as TVs and cable boxes produced by other manufacturers.
Memory Sentinel — protects clock settings,
tuner programming information, and timer
memory settings in case of a power loss. The
clock continues to run for 30 minutes, and tuner programming information and timer memory
settings are kept for up to 24 hours.
Automatic/Manual Clock Setting — lets you
set the VCR to automatically update its clock
using EDS (Extended Data Service) signals
sent by some TV stations. You can also manually set the clock.
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CONTENTS
Before You Begin .........................................................................................................................
Supplied Accessories ..............................................................................................................
Moisture Condensation ............................................................................................................
Using This Manual ...................................................................................................................
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Installation .................................................................................................................................... 9
Common Connections ............................................................................................................. 9
Model 62 Connections ........................................................................................................... 10
Model 112/113 Connections .................................................................................................. 11
Home Theater Connections (Model 62 Shown) .................................................................... 12
Camcorder Connections ........................................................................................................ 13
Connecting Power .............................................................................................................. ... 13
VCR Setup .................................................................................................................................. 14
Setting the VCR’S Output Channel Switch ............................................................................ 14
Remote Control ..................................................................................................................... 14
Installing Batteries ........................................................................................................... 14
Using the Remote Control ............................................................................................... 14
Initial Set Up .......................................................................................................................... 15
Setting the On-Screen Language/Channels/Clock ......................................................... 15
Manually Setting the Clock ............................................................................................. 16
Turning On Auto Clock Set ............................................................................................. 17
Adding/Erasing Channels ............................................................................................... 17
Reprogramming Tuner Memory ...................................................................................... 17
Changing the On-Screen Language ............................................................................... 18
Resetting the VCR’s Memory .......................................................................................... 18
Using the VCR Remote Control with Your TV or Cable Box ................................................. 19
Operation ....................................................................................................................................
Watching TV ..........................................................................................................................
Using the TV’s Tuner ......................................................................................................
Using the VCR’s Tuner ...................................................................................................
Viewing a Video Tape ............................................................................................................
Loading a Video Tape .....................................................................................................
Playing a Video Tape ......................................................................................................
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Special Functions ......................................................................................................................
Special Displays ....................................................................................................................
Blue Screen Display ........................................................................................................
On-Screen Display ..........................................................................................................
Function Indicators ..........................................................................................................
Tape Motion Controls .......................................................................................................... ...
Fast-Forward/Rewind and Visual Search ........................................................................
Freeze-Frame/Frame Advance .......................................................................................
Slow Motion ....................................................................................................................
One Minute Skip .............................................................................................................
Real-Time Counter ................................................................................................................
Using the Counter ...........................................................................................................
Using the Zero Search Function .....................................................................................
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Using Index Search ...............................................................................................................
Direct Access Index Search ...........................................................................................
Index Scan ......................................................................................................................
Repeat Play ..........................................................................................................................
Tracking ................................................................................................................................
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25
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Recording ...................................................................................................................................
Recording Speeds/Tape Selection ........................................................................................
Erase Protection ...................................................................................................................
Selecting the Signal to Record ..............................................................................................
Receiving/Recording Stereo/SAP Broadcasts (Model 62 Only) ............................................
Immediate Recording ............................................................................................................
Recording a Program as You Watch It ...........................................................................
Recording One Program on the VCR While You Watch Another on the TV ...................
Automatic Timer Recording ...................................................................................................
Setting a Timer ...............................................................................................................
Monitoring an Automatic Timer Recording .....................................................................
Checking/Changing Timers ............................................................................................
Clearing a Timer .............................................................................................................
Dubbing ....................................................................................................................... ..........
Audio-Only Recording (Model 62 Only) ................................................................................
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Additional Information ..............................................................................................................
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................................
Care and Maintenance ..........................................................................................................
Servicing Your VCR ........................................................................................................
Cleaning the Video Heads ..............................................................................................
Storing Your Video Cassettes .........................................................................................
Specifications ........................................................................................................................
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Recording — describes the different recording
methods.
Be sure to remove these items before you
store the packing material.
Additional Information — includes a troubleshooting section, care and maintenance procedures, and the VCR’s specifications.
• Remote control
• 75-ohm coaxial cable
Depending upon your audio/video system setup, you might need additional cables or adapters (available at your local RadioShack store).
Read “Installation” on Page 9 to determine
your specific needs.
MOISTURE CONDENSATION
Condensation inside the VCR can cause tape
jams or video head damage. When you move
the VCR from a cold area to a warmer one, let
it sit for about 2 hours before you plug it in and
begin operation. This allows any moisture inside the VCR to completely evaporate.
USING THIS MANUAL
This manual has these major sections:
Installation — shows you how to connect the
VCR to your audio/video system.
VCR Setup — includes procedures for preparing and using the remote control, setting the
on-screen programming language, setting the
channels your VCR can tune, and setting the
clock.
Operation — explains how to watch TV using
the TV’s or VCR’s tuner, and load and play a
video tape.
Special Functions — describes what appears
on the VCR’s display and the TV screen, and
how to fast-forward and rewind a tape, use the
VCR’s special playback, display, and search
features, set the tracking manually, improve
playback of worn or damaged video tapes, and
use index search.
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We recommend you thoroughly read at least
“Installation” on Page 9 and “VCR Setup” on
Page 14, to be sure you correctly install and
set up your VCR.
When reading through this manual, keep the
following in mind:
• Some buttons on the remote control also
appear on the VCR. You can use these
buttons to operate the same functions.
Other procedures use only the VCR’s buttons, or only the remote control’s.
• Some buttons are labeled differently on the
VCR and on the remote control. Since you
use the remote control most often to
change settings and functions, this manual
refers only to the remote control’s labels.
Unless otherwise noted, however, you can
use either the remote control’s or the
VCR’s buttons at any time.
• All buttons, switches, and jacks on the
VCR and all buttons on the remote control
are shown in BOLD UPPERCASE letters in
this manual.
• Information that appears on the TV screen
is shown in this typeface: PLAY
• Information that appears on the VCR’s display is shown in this typeface: VCR
• The VCR displays menus and options on
the TV you connect it to, and other information (such as tape motion indicators, the
real-time counter, etc.) on its display.
If a menu disappears before you finish
entering information, simply locate the step
where you first pressed MENU on the
remote control, then repeat that step and
all steps that follow.
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INSTALLATION
Caution: Some state laws restrict
direct connections to cable wires
(connections that do not go through a
cable box). Check the laws in your
area before you make connections.
COMMON CONNECTIONS
Refer to the illustrations on Page 10 (Model 62)
or 11 (Model 112/113) for these connections.
Note: Some connections shown in this section
might require additional supplies, available
from your local RadioShack store.
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Note: There are many cable TV systems in use. If you subscribe to cable
TV service and cannot record cable TV
programs, contact your local cable TV
service provider. Most cable TV service
providers offer connection help.
Connect the VCR to your TV for
playback. You can connect (choose
one):
• Your VCR’s OUT TO TV jack to your
TV’s antenna jack, using a 75-ohm
coaxial cable
Caution: Never connect the VCR’s
OUT TO TV jack to a terminal that has
an antenna already connected. Doing
so can interfere with other receivers.
• Your VCR’s OUT TO TV jack to your
TV’s separate VHF/UHF antenna
jacks, using a 75-ohm coaxial cable
and a VHF/UHF splitter/combiner
• Your VCR’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jacks
to your TV’s audio/video jacks, using
a stereo audio/video cable
Note: For the best quality recordings,
use high-quality A/V cables to make
these connections.
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• A cable converter box to the VCR’s IN
FROM ANT jack
Connect a signal source to the VCR
for recording. You can connect
(choose one):
• An outside antenna, using a 75-ohm
coaxial cable, to the VCR’s IN FROM
ANT jack
• An outside antenna, using 300-ohm
lead-in wire and a 300-to-75 ohm
transformer, to the VCR’s IN FROM
ANT jack
• Your CATV (cable) source, using the
75-ohm coaxial cable directly from
the cable company, to the VCR’s IN
FROM ANT jack
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You can also connect an optional
video source, such as a camcorder,
another VCR, or a DSS system to
your VCR using A/V cables. Simply
connect it as shown.
Connection Notes:
• You can connect two video sources (three
sources for the Model 62) directly to your
VCR. To do so, you connect one source to
the AUDIO IN 1/VIDEO IN 1 jacks on the
back of the VCR using A/V cables and the
other to the IN FROM ANT jack using a 75ohm coaxial cable (and, with the Model 62,
another source to the AV2 AUDIO/VIDEO IN
jacks on the front of the VCR, see “Camcorder Connections” on Page 13).
• You can connect additional 75-ohm
coaxial sources to your system using a
high-isolation A/B switch to switch
between the sources.
• You can connect one 75-ohm coaxial
source to more than one device using a
video splitter.
Because of the complexity of the variations
possible when using additional video accessories, such as video signal switches, splitters,
and combiners, such configurations are not
shown in this manual.
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MODEL 62 CONNECTIONS
Outside
Antenna
300-Ohm
Lead-In Wire
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
Cable
(CATV)
Company
Cable Box
IN
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
300-to-75 Ohm
Transformer
OUT
or
3
or
Stereo
Audio/Video
Cable
L
Audio
or
2
R
Video
(Optional Camcorder/2nd VCR/DSS System)
Model 62
R - AUDIO - L VIDEO
OUT
VHF/UHF
MONO
IN 1
Stereo
Audio/Video
Cable
IN FROM
ANT.
OUT TO TV
3 CH. 4
1
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
Optional TV
Antenna In
Connection
VHF/UHF
Splitter/Combiner
UHF
TV
or
Video In
10
L
R
Audio In
Antenna In
VHF
Antenna In
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MODEL 112/113 CONNECTIONS
Outside
Antenna
300-Ohm
Lead-In Wire
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
Cable
(CATV)
Company
Cable Box
IN
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
300-to-75 Ohm
Transformer
OUT
or
3
or
Audio/Video
Cable
Audio
or
2
Video
(Optional Camcorder/2nd VCR/DSS System)
Models 112/113
AUDIO VIDEO IN FROM
ANT.
OUT
IN 1
Audio/Video
Cable
VHF/UHF
OUT TO TV
3 CH. 4
1
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
Optional TV
Antenna In
Connection
VHF/UHF
Splitter/Combiner
UHF
TV
or
Video In
Audio In
Antenna In
VHF
Antenna In
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HOME THEATER CONNECTIONS (MODEL 62 SHOWN)
Refer to this illustration to connect your VCR to a home theater system.
Outside
Antenna
300-Ohm
Lead-In Wire
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
Cable
(CATV)
Company
Cable Box
IN
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
300-to-75 Ohm
Transformer
OUT
or
or
or
Select the signal
source you have
Stereo Audio/Video Cable
A/V RECEIVER
Model 62
Speakers
Front
Left
–
Right
–
+
+
Center
–
+
Rear
Left
–
TV/Monitor
Right
+
–
R - AUDIO - L VIDEO
OUT
+
IN 1
Stereo
Audio/Video
Cable
R - AUDIO - L VIDEO
OUT
IN FROM
ANT.
VHF/UHF
MONO
IN 1
OUT TO TV
3 CH. 4
75-Ohm
Coax Cable
Video Cable
TV
Speakers
Video In
12
L
R
Audio In
Antenna In
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CAMCORDER CONNECTIONS
Your Model 62 VCR has jacks on its front panel that let you easily connect a camcorder or other
video source. You can also connect a camcorder to the AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN jacks on the back
panel of your Model 112/113 VCR.
You need a stereo A/V cable (not supplied) with plugs that fit the VCR’s jacks and the camcorder’s
jacks for this connection.
(Model 62 shown)
PLAY
REWIND
AV 2
VIDEO IN
FAST-F
L – AUDIO IN – R
RECORD/TIME
STOP
EJECT
POWER
TV/VCR
CHANNEL
1. Insert the plugs at one end of the cable into the AV 2 AUDIO and VIDEO IN jacks on the Model
62’s front panel.
2. Insert the plugs at the other end of the cable into the AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jacks on your camcorder or other video source. Be sure to connect VIDEO to VIDEO and AUDIO to AUDIO (use
the plug’s color codes as a guide).
CONNECTING POWER
To power the VCR, plug its power cord into a standard AC outlet. --:-- appears on the display.
Note: The VCR starts to search for a channel that has an Extended Data Service (EDS) signal
(see “Turning On Auto Clock Set” on Page 17) when:
• You plug in the VCR for the first time.
• You unplug the VCR and reconnect it (within 24 hours) or after a power failure (of less than 24
hours).
• You reset the VCR’s memory (see “Resetting the VCR’s Memory” on Page 18).
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VCR SETUP
SETTING THE VCR’S OUTPUT
CHANNEL SWITCH
2. Put fresh batteries in the compartment, as
indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)
marked inside.
If you connected the VCR’s OUT TO TV terminal to a TV or another VCR, set 3-CH-4 on the
back of the VCR to 3 or 4, whichever is not an
active channel in your area.
When VCR appears on the display, the VCR
sends the signal from the video source connected to its IN FROM ANTENNA or AUDIO IN 1/
VIDEO IN 1 (or AV2 for the Model 62) terminals
to the TV on the channel you selected.
Note: Setting 3-CH-4 has no effect on the TV
when the VCR is off or if you connected a TV
with separate audio/video input jacks to the
VCR’s AUDIO 1/VIDEO 1 OUT jacks.
REMOTE CONTROL
Installing Batteries
The remote control requires two AA batteries
(not supplied). For the longest operation and
best performance, we recommend alkaline batteries (such as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-557).
3. Replace the cover.
Note: When the remote control stops working
or operates poorly, replace both batteries.
Cautions:
• Never leave dead or weak batteries in the
remote control. Batteries can leak chemicals that can damage your remote control.
• Dispose of dead batteries promptly and
properly; do not bury or burn them.
Using the Remote Control
Cautions:
• Use only fresh batteries of the required
size and type.
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different
types of batteries (standard, alkaline, or
rechargeable), or rechargeable batteries of
different capacities.
To use the remote control, aim it at the front of
the VCR and press the desired function buttons.
1. Press the tab on the battery compartment
cover and lift off the cover in the direction
of the arrow.
Tab
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INITIAL SET UP
Setting the On-Screen Language/
Channels/Clock
4. When the following appears on the TV
screen, set it to the local PBS station if you
have a cable box, then press CH s. (If you
do not have a cable box, simply press CH
s).
When you first plug in the VCR and turn it on,
when you turn it on after power was interrupted
for longer than 24 hours, or when you reset the
VCR’s memory, the VCR prompts you to select
a language, then scans for active channels in
your area and stores them.
In many areas, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) station broadcasts an electronic
data signal (EDS) with its regular broadcast.
This signal can automatically set your VCR’s
clock to the correct time. If a station in your
area has EDS signals, the VCR automatically
sets the clock.
Notes:
• The VCR is preset to automatically set the
clock, but you can change it. See “Turning
On Auto Clock Set” on Page 17.
AUTO SET
A CABLE
A CABLE
YOUR
THEN. . .
H UP KEY
After you press CH s, the VCR scans
through the channels and memorizes all
the active channels in your area.
Note: If you have already set the channels
and just want to manually set the clock,
press MENU to skip tuner programming.
Then see “Manually Setting the Clock” on
Page 16 to set the clock.
5. When the VCR finishes scanning and storing channels, it searches for an EDS signal
and shows the following on the TV screen:
• If no stations in your area broadcast EDS
signals, you can set the clock manually.
See “Manually Setting the Clock” on
Page 16 for more information.
AUTO CLOCK SET
PROCEEDING
CANCEL: PUSH STOP KEY
1. Press POWER to turn on the VCR.
2. Turn on your TV and set it to the same
channel as the VCR’s 3-CH-4 switch or
select its line input if you connected the
VCR to the TV’s audio/video input jacks.
Then press TV/VCR so VCR appears.
3. Select the on-screen instruction language:
press CH s for English, CH t for Spanish, or
TV/VCR for French.
It takes up to 10 minutes for the VCR to set
the clock using the EDS signal. If the VCR
finds an EDS signal, it automatically sets
its clock to the correct time.
If the VCR does not detect an EDS signal
within this time, press STOP then see
“Manually Setting the Clock” on Page 16 to
set the clock.
Notes:
• Your VCR protects tuner programming
for up to 24 hours in case a power failure
occurs or if the power cord becomes
unplugged. After about 24 hours without
power, the VCR loses the tuner programming.
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• If you have not connected the VCR to an
antenna, cable TV, or other signal
source through the IN FROM ANT terminal, the VCR does not store any channel
in memory. Instead, the VCR displays
the following on the TV screen:
4. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select
the correct month, then press FAST-F.
K
:
DST : ON
NO CH FOUND
Y
PLEASE CHECK ANTENNA
CABLE CONNECTION THEN
PUSH VCR CH UP KEY AGAIN
5. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select
the correct date, then press FAST-F.
6. Repeat Step 5 to select the correct year
and the correct hour, then press FAST-F.
Manually Setting the Clock
Follow these steps to manually set the clock if
EDS is not available in your area, or if you
skipped tuner programming.
Notes:
• The clock must be accurately set for proper
automatic timer recording. We suggest you
refer to a radio station or time/temperature
service for the correct time.
• If you do not press a button within 5 minutes in Steps 2–9, the clock is not set. Start
again from Step 1
1. Press MENU to display the main menu.
Note: To exit the programming mode,
press MENU again at any time.
PLAY or
STOP to
2. Repeatedly press
highlight SET CLOCK, then press
FAST-F.
3. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to highlight MANUAL SET, then press FAST-F.
K
ET
Y
Y
16
Note: Your VCR uses a 12-hour clock. Be
sure you correctly set AM or PM.
7. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select a
minute that is 1 or 2 minutes after the current time, then press FAST-F. (For example,
if it is 42 minutes past the hour right now,
enter 43 minutes now.) This gives you time
to complete this procedure before starting
the clock.
8. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to set DST
(daylight saving time) to ON or OFF.
When you set DST to ON, the VCR automatically adds 1 hour on the first Sunday in
April, and subtracts 1 hour on the last Sunday in October.
FAST-F.
Press
appears.
SET
COMPLETED
9. Review the information you entered.
K
T 12:00PM
DST : ON
Y
If the information is not correct, move the
cursor to the incorrect entry by repeatedly
REW or FAST-F, then enter
pressing
the correct information.
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When the information is correct and the
time reaches the minute you set in Step 7,
press MENU twice. The currently set time
appears and the clock starts running.
Note: Seconds begin counting from 00
when you press MENU twice.
If the tuner stores a channel that you do not
want, repeatedly press (or press and hold) CH
s or CH t to tune to that channel, then press
ADD/DLT . CHANNEL nn DELETED appears,
and the unwanted channel is erased from the
tuner’s memory.
CHANNEL 08 DELE TED
Turning On Auto Clock Set
If you turned off the auto clock set feature and
manually set the VCR’s clock, then find that
EDS is available in your area, you can turn the
auto clock set feature back on. This ensures
that the VCR sets itself to the correct time after
a power failure of less than 24 hours.
Follow these steps to turn on auto clock set.
1. Press MENU to display the main menu.
2. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to highlight SET CLOCK, then press FAST-F.
If you want to program a weak channel that automatic programming missed, enter the desired
channel number using the remote control’s
number buttons. Then press ADD/DLT. CHANNEL nn ADDED appears, and the channel is
added to memory.
CHANNEL 08 ADDED
3. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to highlight AUTO SET, then press FAST-F.
K
ET
Y
Reprogramming Tuner Memory
Y
4. Press CH s. The VCR searches for an EDS
signal and, if it finds one, automatically
sets its clock to the correct time. If the VCR
does not find an EDS signal, follow the
steps under “Manually Setting the Clock”
on Page 16.
Adding/Erasing Channels
We recommend you check the channels the
VCR automatically stored. It might have stored
distant, weak channels that you normally would
not watch, or it might have missed channels
you want to store.
You might want to reprogram the VCR’s tuner
memory if you move or change from an antenna connection to a cable TV connection.
Note: You can also quickly erase all settings,
including the time, local channels, and programmed events, then reprogram the tuner’s
memory. See “Resetting the VCR’s Memory”
on Page 18.
Follow these steps to reprogram the tuner.
1. Press MENU to display the main menu.
Note: To exit the programming mode during Steps 2–4, press MENU again.
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2. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to highlight SET UP CHANNEL, then press
FAST-F.
NEL
UE : ENGL I SH
Y
NEL
UE : ENGL I SH
Y
English
Y
Y
3. Press FAST-F again to select the broadcast
system ( TV or CATV).
GE : ESPANOL
SET UP CHANNEL
ANTENNA SYSTEM : CATV
AUTO SET
Espanõl
SELECT :
KEY
SET
: KEY
END
: MENU KEY
4. Press STOP to highlight AUTO SET, then
press FAST-F.
OSCOPE
E
A : FRANÇAI S
AUTO SET
A CABLE
A CABLE
YOUR
THEN. . .
H UP KEY
5. Press CH s. The VCR starts scanning for
and storing active channels.
Changing the On-Screen Language
The on-screen programming language is preset to English, but you can change it at any
time by following these steps.
1. Press MENU to display the main menu.
2. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to highlight the fourth menu selection, then press
FAST-F. The title of the fourth menu selection differs depending on the language currently selected.
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Français
3. Press FAST-F so the desired language
appears next to the fourth item.
4. When you finish selecting the language
you want, press MENU.
Resetting the VCR’s Memory
If at any time you want to erase all settings, including the time, local channels, and programmed events, eject any loaded tape, then
hold down PLAY and CHANNEL s on the VCR
for about 5 seconds until it turns itself off. All
settings are cleared.
The next time you turn on the VCR, it performs
its initial setup sequence. See “Setting the OnScreen
Language/Channels/Clock”
on
Page 15.
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USING THE VCR REMOTE
CONTROL WITH YOUR TV OR
CABLE BOX
In addition to controlling your VCR, the remote
control can operate the basic functions of your
TV and cable box. Follow these steps to program the remote control with the correct manufacturer’s code number for that TV and cable
box.
Note: Some brands have more than one code
listed in the charts. If a code does not work with
your TV or cable box, try another. The listed
codes might not work with all models from the
listed manufacturers.
1. Find the code for your TV and cable box in
the following charts.
TV BRAND
CODE
CABLE BOX
BRAND
CODE
Archer
01, 29, 44, 88, 91
Cableview
04, 30, 42, 44, 52, 63,
85, 88
Citizen
04, 30, 42, 44, 52, 63,
85, 88
Curtis
08, 09, 56, 61, 87, 90
Diamond
01, 29, 44, 88, 91
Drake
37, 67, 71
Eagle
13, 20, 22, 26, 40, 58,
62, 98
Eastern
28
GC Brand
04, 30, 42, 44, 52, 63,
85, 88
Gemini Regal
04, 85
General Electric
57
General Instrument
01, 02, 03, 04, 34, 55,
83, 85, 91, 93, 95
Hamlin
14, 15, 28, 41, 97, 100,
102
Fisher
10
GE
03
Goldstar
15, 16, 17
Hitachi
31, 79
Hitachi
12
Jerrold
01, 02, 03, 04, 34, 55,
83, 85, 91, 93, 95
JVC
11
Macom
31, 79
Magnavox
05
Magnavox
25, 26
Mitsubishi
07, 13
Matsushita
16, 17, 101
Panasonic
01, 02
Movietime
Quasar
01, 02
29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 42,
44, 88
RadioShack
01, 02, 15, 16, 17
NSC
32, 38, 40
RCA
03
Oak
10, 11, 46, 99
Realistic
01, 02, 15, 16, 17
Optimus
44, 88
Samsung
14
Panasonic
16, 17, 101
Sanyo
10
Philips
13, 20, 23, 24, 96
Sharp
06, 07
Pioneer
05, 06, 78
Sony
08
Pulsar
Sylvania
05
04, 30, 42, 44, 52, 63,
85, 88
Toshiba
09
RadioShack
44, 88
Zenith
04
RCA
16, 17, 101
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CABLE BOX
BRAND
CODE
Realistic
44, 51, 88
Regal
14, 41
Regency
28
Rembrandt
29, 32, 39, 42, 44, 88
Samsung
32, 40, 42, 78, 94
Scientific Atlanta
08, 09, 56, 61, 87, 90
Sheritech
27
SL Marx
32, 40, 42, 78, 94
Sprucer
16, 17, 101
Stargate
04, 30, 32, 40, 42, 44,
52, 63, 78, 85, 88, 94
Sylvania
19
Teknika
74
Telecaption
77, 92
Teleview
32, 40, 42, 78, 94
Texscan
18, 19
Tocom
01, 33, 34, 42, 48, 49,
91
Toshiba
36
Uniden Satellite
65, 69
Unika
01, 29, 44, 88, 91
Universal
42, 43, 44, 52, 63, 88
Viewstar
13, 20, 22, 26, 40, 58,
62, 98
Videoway
07, 23, 50
Vid Tech
64
Vidter
64
Zenith
07, 23, 50
2. While holding down TV, enter the code
number for your TV using the number buttons Or, while holding down CATV, enter
the code number for your cable box using
the numbered buttons.
Precede a single-digit code number with a
0 — for example, 01, 02, etc. To enter a
three-digit number, press 100, then enter
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the second and third digits in the code
number.
3. Try operating your TV or cable box using
the VCR’s remote control. First press TV or
CATV, then try pressing POWER , INPUT, CH
s or CH t, and VOL +/– for TV operation; or
POWER and CH s or CH t for cable box
operation.
If the device does not function, repeat Step
2 and try other codes for the manufacturer.
If it still does not function, you must use the
original remote control supplied with your
TV or cable box.
To use the remote control, press the button for
the device you want to control — TV, CATV, or
VCR. Then press the desired function button.
Notes:
• The codes you programmed might be
erased if you remove the batteries from the
remote control (to replace them, for example). If this happens, re-enter the codes
after you replace the batteries.
• Some TVs and cable boxes might require
that you manually turn on the power for
that device.
• Your TV or cable box might have functions
that the VCR’s remote control will not operate.
• You can use the number buttons to select a
channel number on your TV and cable box.
However, some TVs/cable boxes might
require that you press DISP/ENT after
entering the channel number.
• VOL +/– works to adjust the TV volume in
any operation mode (VCR, TV, or CATV).
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OPERATION
WATCHING TV
Using the TV’s Tuner
To watch a broadcast using the TV’s tuner, turn
off the VCR, or repeatedly press TV/VCR until
VCR disappears from the VCR’s display.
Note: If you are using a TV/monitor connected
to the VCR’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jacks, be sure
to set the TV/monitor to the TV mode.
The antenna or cable signals pass through the
VCR unaffected, as if the antenna or cable
were connected directly to the TV. Use the TV
as you normally would.
Using the VCR’s Tuner
Your VCR can receive up to 68 VHF and UHF
channels, and up to 125 cable channels. The
VCR displays the channels as 1–125.
Notes:
Note: If you are using a TV/monitor connected to the VCR’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
jacks, set the TV/monitor to the video
mode.
2. Repeatedly
appears.
press
TV/VCR
until
VCR
3. To manually select a channel, you can
press CH s or CH t to have the tuner automatically advance to the next channel
stored in the tuner’s memory.
Note: If you press CH s when the tuner is
at the highest programmed channel or CH t
when the tuner is at the lowest programmed channel, the VCR enters the
audio/video mode and LINE (LINE 1 or
LINE 2 on the Model 62) appears on the
TV (see “Selecting the Signal to Record”
on Page 28). Continue to press CH s or CH
t until the highest or lowest programmed
channel appears.
Or, to directly select a channel, press the
number buttons on the remote control for
the desired channel.
• Channels 2–13 are the same for VHF and
cable TV, and cable companies usually
number them as they appear on the display.
Notes:
• Since cable companies sometimes designate cable channels with letters or letternumber combinations, a channel number
you see on the VCR’s display might differ
from the channel number displayed on
your cable box. You might need to experiment to determine the proper cable channel designations for your cable system. For
more information, contact your local cable
company.
• To enter a three-digit number, press 100,
then enter the second and third digits in
the channel number.
• Precede a single-digit number with a 0
— for example, 01, 02, and so on.
• (Model 62 only) If you receive MTS stereo or SAP broadcasts, see “Receiving/
Recording
Stereo/SAP
Broadcasts
(Model 62 Only)” on Page 28.
• Two of the cable channels are designated
for audio only.
1. Turn on the TV and set it to the same channel as the VCR’s 3-CH-4 switch.
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VIEWING A VIDEO TAPE
Loading a Video Tape
1. Turn on the TV and set it to the same channel as the VCR’s 3-CH-4 switch.
Notes:
• The following appears on the TV
screen when you press PLAY, REW,
FAST-F, or REC/TIME without inserting a
cassette.
Note: If you are using a TV/monitor that is
connected to the VCR’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
jacks, set the TV/monitor to the video
mode.
2. Hold the cassette with the main label facing up and the spine facing out from the
VCR. Then insert the cassette into the
VCR’s compartment and gently push the
center of its spine until the VCR draws it in.
NO CASSETTE
PLEASE INSERT A CASSETTE
• During playback, the VCR automatically
adjusts tracking, but you can manually
adjust it if necessary (see “Tracking” on
Page 26).
3. (Model 62 only) To choose the type of
audio you want the Model 62 to play back,
press SAP/HiFi until an arrow appears next
to the desired audio mode indicator (HiFi
or NORMAL) on the TV screen.
The VCR automatically turns on. If the eraseprotection tab has been removed from the cassette, playback automatically begins (see
“Erase Protection” on Page 27).
Caution: Never insert anything except a VHS
video cassette into the cassette compartment.
Anything else might damage the VCR.
Playing a Video Tape
1. Load a video tape.
2. If playback does not automatically begin,
press PLAY. The VCR plays the tape.
Note: If you play a tape recorded on a
standard VCR, the Model 62 plays the
standard audio track, regardless of the
audio output setting.
4. To stop playback before the end of the
tape, press STOP.
5. To eject the tape, press
the VCR.
STOP EJECT on
Notes:
• If the tape reaches the end before you
press STOP or STOP EJECT, the VCR automatically stops the tape and completely
rewinds it. If the erase-protection tab has
been removed, the VCR then ejects the
cassette.
• When the VCR is off, you can press STOP
EJECT on the VCR to eject a tape. The
VCR turns on, ejects the tape, then turns
itself off.
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SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
SPECIAL DISPLAYS
TAPE MOTION CONTROLS
Blue Screen Display
Fast-Forward/Rewind and Visual
Search
The VCR displays a blue screen on the TV
when you select the VCR mode, play unrecorded portions of a tape, or when you tune to
a weak TV station. The blue screen also appears if you set the VCR to the audio/video
mode when the AUDIO/VIDEO IN jacks are not
receiving any signals.
While a tape is stopped, press FAST-F to advance the tape quickly or REW to rewind it. You
cannot see the picture or hear sound when you
use fast-forward or rewind, but you can use the
counter to locate a specific section of tape.
Note: You cannot record the blue screen on a
tape in the VCR.
Note: If you press POWER while a tape is rePOWER OFF appears.
winding, REWIND
The VCR automatically turns itself off when rewinding is complete.
On-Screen Display
To view your VCR’s current operating mode
and other information about your VCR, press
DISP/ENT (display/enter). If you have a Model
62, you see the broadcast type (STEREO,
SAP, or MONO). With all models, you also see
the current function, time, channel, counter,
and tape speed. Press DISP/ENT again to clear
the display.
Note: You also see the remaining recording
time while a timed recording is in progress (see
“Immediate Recording” on Page 28).
Function Indicators
When you press a function button (such as
STOP ), the selected function’s indicator (such
as STOP) appears on the TV screen for about
4 seconds. When you change the channel, the
new channel number appears on the TV
screen for about 4 seconds.
To use visual search so you can see the picture, be sure VCR appears then begin tape
playback. Then press FAST-F to search forward
or REW to search in reverse. Press PLAY to return to normal playback. During visual search,
the sound is muted and the picture quality is
lower than during normal playback. The search
picture is best with tapes recorded at the SP or
EP speed.
Freeze-Frame/Frame Advance
Freeze-frame lets you pause the tape to view a
single frame. Press PAUSE during playback to
freeze the picture. Press PAUSE again or PLAY
to return to normal playback.
During freeze-frame, picture quality is lower
than during normal playback. The picture quality is best with recordings made at the SP or EP
speed (see “Recording Speeds/Tape Selection” on Page 27).
Note: If you play back a poor quality or damaged tape, the function indicator might not appear.
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Notes:
• If you leave the VCR in the freeze-frame
mode for 3 minutes, the VCR stops playing
the tape to protect the video heads.
• To reduce or eliminate jitter in the freezeframe picture, press and hold CH s or CH t
until the picture is clear.
During freeze-frame, you can advance the picture one frame at a time by repeatedly pressing
SLOW . This feature works best with video cassettes recorded at the SP or EP speed. Press
PAUSE to return to normal playback.
Slow Motion
To start slow motion playback, while a tape is
playing, press SLOW. Press SLOW again or
PLAY to return to normal playback. During slow
motion, the sound is muted and the picture
quality is lower than during normal playback.
Slow motion picture quality is best with tapes
recorded at the SP or EP speed.
Notes:
REAL-TIME COUNTER
Using the Counter
Your VCR’s counter shows how long a tape
has been running. To have the counter display
on the TV screen, press DISP/ENT on the remote control.
The counter does not reset if you eject a tape
then put in a new tape. To reset the counter to
0:00:00, press COUNTER RESET.
Note: The real-time counter might stop if you
fast-forward or rewind through a blank section
on the tape. This is normal.
Using the Zero Search Function
You can reset the counter to 0:00:00 at any
position on the tape and then return to that position. This lets you quickly return to a selected
place on the tape later.
Follow these steps to use the zero search function.
• If you leave the VCR in the slow-motion
mode for 3 minutes, the VCR stops playing
the tape to protect the video heads.
1. While a tape is playing, if the counter does
not appear on the TV screen, press
COUNTER RESET once to display it.
• If the slow-motion picture is poor, press
and hold CH s or CH t until the picture
improves.
2. Within 5 seconds, press COUNTER RESET
again at the location you want to return to
later. The counter resets to 0:00:00.
One Minute Skip
You can skip over unwanted material on the recorded tape, such as commercials. Press
ZERO/1MIN during playback. The VCR fast forwards over the next minute of recording, then
resumes normal playback.
3. When you want to return to the selected
location, stop the tape, then press ZERO/
1MIN. The tape rewinds or fast-forwards
and automatically stops when it reaches
0:00:00.
Notes:
• If you press REW to rewind the tape past
0:00:00, the time appears with a minus
(–) sign.
• The counter does not work with blank
tapes or blank portions of partially
recorded tapes.
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USING INDEX SEARCH
Your VCR has the VHS Index Search System.
Each time you start recording, the VCR automatically marks the tape with an index mark at
that location. You can locate the recording you
want to play or skip the recording(s) you don’t
want to watch by either entering the number of
index marks or by scanning. The VCR searches forward or backward from the current location.
For example, if the tape is at the second recording (index mark 2) and you want to watch
the seventh recording (at index mark 7), enter 5
to skip past index marks 3 through 6. Or, if the
tape is at index mark 9 and you want to watch
the recording at index mark 3, enter 7 to skip
past index marks 9 through 4.
Then press FAST-F to skip forward to that index
mark or REW to skip backward. When the tape
reaches the selected index mark, the VCR
starts normal playback.
Notes:
• Since the VCR does not display the index
marks, we recommend you list the recordings on each tape in order on the tape’s
box, to make it easier to locate a particular
recording on the tape.
• Index search might not function properly
when two or more index marks are close to
each other.
• If you do not press any button within 10
seconds after you select INDEX, the VCR
cancels index search mode.
Index Scan
While the VCR is stopped or playing a tape,
press INDEX . INDEX appears. Then press
FAST-F or REW to start the scan. AUTO INDEX
SEARCH appears and the VCR starts to fastforward or rewind. As the tape passes an index
mark, the VCR enters the visual search mode
for 10 seconds, then resumes the fast-forward
or rewind.
EARCH
• If you activate the direct access index
search at a tape position very close to an
index mark, the VCR might not count that
mark. See “Direct Access Index Search.”
• Recording over an index mark erases that
index mark.
When you locate the recording you want, press
PLAY. Normal playback starts.
Direct Access Index Search
While the VCR is stopped or playing a tape,
press INDEX. INDEX appears. Then use the
number keys to enter the number of index
marks you want to skip.
REPEAT PLAY
You can automatically repeat playback of a
tape from the beginning to the end (or to a
blank part), instead of having the tape automatically rewind and eject.
EARCH 04
1. While the tape is stopped, press MENU to
display the main menu.
2. Press PLAY or STOP to highlight SET UP
VCR, then press FAST-F. The VCR highlights REPEAT PLAY.
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3. Press FAST-F so ON appears.
VCR
ON
Y
4. When you finish setting the repeat play
option, press MENU twice.
5. Press PLAY to start repeat playback. REP
appears.
The VCR repeats playback from the beginning
to the end of the tape, or to the first unrecorded
portion that is at least 30 seconds long. AUTO
REPEAT appears while the VCR rewinds the
tape to the beginning.
Once you select the repeat play mode, it remains on even after you turn off the VCR. To
turn off repeat play, repeat these steps and select OFF in Step 3.
TRACKING
The auto tracking system automatically adjusts
tracking when you start playback.
When different parts of the tape are recorded
at different speeds, the VCR automatically readjusts the tracking at the beginning of each
recording.
If you need to manually adjust tracking, hold
down CH s or CH t. To return to the automatic
tracking system, press CH s and CH t at the
same time or turn the power off then back on.
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Notes:
• You might need to slightly readjust tracking
for each tape you play.
• If the sound of a recording made on
another VHS Hi-Fi VCR is poor, you might
be able to improve it by adjusting the tracking.
Hint for Model 62 only: If the tracking is incorrect, Hi-Fi does not appear.
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RECORDING
There are four ways to record using your VCR:
• Immediate recording — to record a broadcast as you watch it or record one program
on the VCR while you watch another on
the TV.
• Automatic timer recording — to record a
broadcast at a time you set.
• Dubbing — to record a broadcast from
another tape or video source.
Notes:
• You can set the VCR so it stops recording
after a length of time you select.
• Your VCR automatically records the audio
signal and adjusts the sound level while it
records.
• The video cassette you use for recording
must have the erase-protection tab in
place. If the tab is removed, the cassette
automatically ejects if you try to record on it
(see “Erase Protection” on Page 27).
RECORDING SPEEDS/TAPE
SELECTION
Although T-160 video cassettes offer the longest recording time, they contain thinner tape
that is more likely to jam. We suggest you use
T-120 or shorter length tape.
The following chart shows the maximum recording times for different-length tapes at the
recording speeds.
TAPE
LENGTH
SP
LP
EP
T-60
1 hour
(60 min.)
2 hours
(120 min.)
3 hours
(180 min.)
T-120
2 hours
(120 min.)
4 hours
(240 min.)
6 hours
(360 min.)
T-160
22/3 hours
(160 min.)
51/3 hours
(320 min.)
8 hours
(480 min.)
ERASE PROTECTION
Video cassettes have an erase-protection tab
to prevent accidental erasure of a tape. To prevent recording, break off the tab using a screwdriver. The cassette automatically ejects if you
try to record on the tape.
This VCR can record at three speeds: SP
(standard play), LP (long play), and EP (extended play).
SP is the fastest recording speed and results in
the highest quality picture. LP and EP record
more slowly and use less tape, but the picture
quality is not as high as a recording made at
the SP speed.
The quality of tape you use greatly affects
record/playback quality and the life of the VCR.
Use only video cassettes that display the official
logo. High-grade tape has a better oxide coating that helps prevent dirty video heads
and gives the best results.
If you want to record on a video cassette that
does not have the tab, put a piece of heavy
plastic tape over the erase-protection tab hole.
Tape
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SELECTING THE SIGNAL
TO RECORD
You can select the signal to record — from the
IN FROM ANT jack or an audio/video source —
in either of these ways.
• Repeatedly press INPUT until the desired
input source appears — LINE (LINE 1
or LINE 2 on the Model 62) for an audio/
video source, or a channel number for
broadcast signals.
• Repeatedly press CH s or CH t to set the
VCR to the desired broadcast channel or to
one channel higher than the highest channel number (or one channel lower than the
lowest channel number) for an audio/video
source.
IMMEDIATE RECORDING
Recording a Program
as You Watch It
Follow these steps to record a program as you
watch it. If you know how long the program is,
you can set how long the VCR records so it
stops recording automatically.
Note: If you are watching the program on a TV/
monitor that is connected to the VCR’s AUDIO/
VIDEO OUT jacks, set the TV/monitor to the video mode and skip Steps 2 and 3.
1. Turn on the VCR and the TV.
2. Set the TV’s tuner to the same channel as
3-CH-4 on the back of the VCR.
3. Press TV/VCR until VCR appears.
Note: (Model 62 only) Select LINE 1 for recording signals from the back AUDIO IN 1/VIDEO IN 1 jacks, or LINE 2 for recording signals
from the front AV2 jacks.
RECEIVING/RECORDING
STEREO/SAP BROADCASTS
(MODEL 62 ONLY)
The Model 62 has three channels for audio recording — two (left and right) stereo channels
on the Hi-Fi track, and one monaural channel
on the standard track.
Press DISP/ENT to display the audio programs
available on the broadcast you are currently
tuned to. STEREO, SAP, and MONO appear.
Parenthesis appear around each type of audio
signal that is not available. For example, if a
station broadcasts mono (monaural) and SAP
signals, (STEREO), SAP, and MONO appear.
The arrow mark on the right of the audio mode
display indicates the current audio mode. To
select the audio mode when the broadcast has
a stereo or SAP signal, press SAP/Hi-Fi so the
arrow mark points to the desired mode.
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4. Load a blank cassette, or one that you
want to record over, into the VCR.
5. Repeatedly press SPEED on the remote
control until the desired recording speed
(SP, LP, or EP) appears.
6. Select the signal to record (see “Selecting
the Signal to Record”).
7. (Model 62 only) Set the audio recording
mode to the desired setting. See “Receiving/Recording Stereo/SAP Broadcasts
(Model 62 Only”).
8. Press REC/TIME. The VCR starts to record
and the following appears on the TV
screen:
REC
02
TO SET SPEC I F I C REC T I ME
PLEASE PUSH REC KEY
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Note: To record without a set duration, skip
Step 9.
9. Press REC/TIME again. The recording
length appears on the TV screen. Repeatedly press REC/TIME to advance the timer
to the desired recording length. The
recording length advances in 30-minute
increments up to 2 hours, then in 1-hour
increments up to 4 hours.
Notes:
• To ensure that you record the entire program, set the recording length longer
than the program length.
• To display the remaining recording time,
press DISP/ENT during a timed recording.
• To temporarily stop the tape during a
recording, press PAUSE . Press PAUSE
again to resume recording. If you leave
the VCR paused for about 5 minutes,
the VCR automatically stops.
• If the cassette’s erase protection tab has
been removed, the VCR displays
CHECK CASSETTE RECORD TAB and
ejects the cassette. Use another cassette, or place a piece of heavy plastic
tape over the erase-protection tab hole.
10. Press STOP to stop recording at any time.
Recording One Program on the VCR
While You Watch Another on the TV
1. Follow Steps 1–9 of “Recording a Program
as You Watch It” on Page 28.
2. Repeatedly press TV/VCR until VCR disappears.
Note: If you are watching the program on a
TV/monitor that is connected to the VCR’s
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jacks, set the TV/monitor to the TV mode.
3. Set the TV tuner to the channel you want to
watch.
4. Press STOP to stop recording at any time.
AUTOMATIC TIMER
RECORDING
The VCR’s automatic timer lets you program it
to select an input source, start recording from
that source at a time you set, then stop recording at a time you set. You can set up to eight
timers to record any combination of weekly,
daily, or one-time events.
You can set the VCR to record at any time on a
specific day within a 1-month period, at the
same time Monday through Friday (DAILY), or
at the same time on the same day every week
(WEEKLY).
Notes:
• The VCR can record only one broadcast at
a time. If you set the VCR’s timer to record
broadcasts on different channels that start
at the same time, the VCR only records the
broadcast that has the lowest timer number (see “Checking/Changing Timers” on
Page 31).
• If two timer settings overlap, the one that
starts first has priority. The VCR begins
recording the second broadcast after the
set time for the first broadcast is over.
• The VCR must be off at the start time you
set for it to begin an automatic timer
recording.
• If there is a power failure of more than 30
minutes during a timer recording, the
recording does not resume after power is
restored.
• If there is a power failure of more than 30
minutes before a start time, the VCR loses
the clock setting and therefore does not
start automatic timer recording. However, if
you have an EDS channel in your area and
set the VCR to automatically set the clock
from the EDS signal, the clock is reset
within 10 minutes after power is restored,
and the VCR records at the set time(s).
See “Turning On Auto Clock Set” on
Page 17.
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Setting a Timer
Note: If you use a TV/monitor that is connected
to the VCR’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jacks, set the
TV/monitor to the video mode and skip Steps 2
and 3.
7. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select
an empty timer number, then press FAST-F.
This menu appears.
DATE
START
STOP
CH
8 SAT --:-- --:-- -TODAY
EP
SELE CT START DATE
1. Turn on the VCR and the TV.
2. Set the TV to the same channel as 3-CH-4
on the back of the VCR.
3. Repeatedly
appears.
press
TV/VCR
until
VCR
4. (Model 62 only) Set the audio recording
mode to the desired setting. See “Receiving/Recording Stereo/SAP Broadcasts
(Model 62 Only)” on Page 28.
SELECT :
KEY
SET
:
KEY
END
: PROG KEY
8. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select
the date when you want to record.
To record a broadcast at the same time on
the same day every week , press either button until WEEKLY flashes and the desired
day of the week appears.
5. Load a blank cassette, or one that you
want to record over, into the VCR.
DATE
6. Press PROG on the remote control. The timer
setting menu appears on the TV screen.
SELE CT START DATE
STOP
START
STOP
CH
WEEKLY --:-- --:-- -EP
SUN
SELECT :
KEY
SET
: KEY
END
: PROG KEY
CH
2:00P 125
SLP
TE
Y
To record a broadcast at the same time
Monday through Friday, press either button
until DAILY flashes and MON-FRI
appears.
DATE
Or, if you have already entered timer settings, the current settings for up to the first
four broadcasts appear.
STOP CH SPD
2 : 00 A 08 SP
START
STOP
CH
DAILY --:-- --:-- -MON-FRI
EP
SELE CT START DATE
SELECT :
KEY
SET
: KEY
END
: PROG KEY
To record a broadcast at a set time today,
press either button until today’s date
flashes and TODAY appears.
Note: If the clock is not set, PLEASE SET
CLOCK BEFORE PROGRAMMING appears, then the clock setting screen appears. Set the clock as described in “Manually Setting the Clock” on Page 16.
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Notes:
DATE
START
STOP
CH
8 SAT --:-- --:-- -TODAY
EP
SELE CT START DATE
SELECT :
KEY
SET
:
KEY
END
: PROG KEY
To record a broadcast at a specific time
and date, repeatedly press PLAY or STOP
to select the specific date.
Press FAST-F to store your selection.
9. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select
the start hour. When the correct hour
appears, press FAST-F. Then repeatedly
press PLAY or STOP to select the minute
and press FAST-F.
10. Repeat Step 9 to set the end time.
11. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select
the channel.
To record from a source connected to the
AUDIO IN 1/VIDEO IN 1 (or AV2 for the
Model 62) jacks, repeatedly press PLAY or
STOP until LINE (LINE 1 or LINE 2 on
the Model 62) appears.
12. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select
the tape speed (SP, LP, or EP).
13. Double-check all the set information.
• Be sure that TIMER appears when you
turn the VCR off. If it does not appear,
check your entries.
• If you load a cassette with its erase-protection tab removed and set the VCR’s
timer, the VCR ejects the cassette and
flashes TIMER.
• If you set up the VCR to record a cable
broadcast through a cable box, be sure to
leave the cable box turned on and tuned to
the desired station before the broadcast
starts.
• You can manually turn on and operate the
VCR before the set times, but the VCR
starts an automatic timer recording only if
the power is off at the set start time.
Monitoring an Automatic Timer
Recording
1. Turn on the TV and set it to the same channel as 3-CH-4 on the back of the VCR.
Note: If you are using a TV/monitor that is
connected to the VCR’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
jacks, set the TV/monitor to the video
mode.
2. Press TV/VCR until VCR appears.
• If the information is correct, press PROG.
• If an entry is not correct, repeatedly
press FAST-F or REW to move the cursor
to the incorrect entry, enter the correct
information, then press PROG .
The timer settings appear on the TV
screen. To enter another setting, repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select another
timer number and repeat Steps 7–13.
Checking/Changing Timers
1. Turn on the TV and set it to the same channel as 3-CH-4 on the back of the VCR.
Note: If you are using a TV/monitor that is
connected to the VCR’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
jacks, set the TV/monitor to the video
mode.
14. Press PROG again. TURN VCR OFF FOR
TIMER RECORDING briefly appears.
15. Press POWER to turn off the VCR. TIMER
appears.
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2. Turn on the VCR and repeatedly press TV/
VCR until VCR appears.
DUBBING
3. Press PROG. The first four timer settings
appear.
The process of recording from one audio/video
device to another is called dubbing.
STOP CH SPD
2 : 00 A 08 SP
4. Repeatedly press PLAY or STOP to select
the setting you want to change, then press
FAST-F.
5. Follow Steps 8–12 under “Setting a Timer”
on Page 30 to correct the selected setting.
6. When you finish, press PROG again, then
turn off the VCR.
Clearing a Timer
If the timer recording has not yet started:
1. Follow Steps 1–3 under “Checking/Changing Timers.”
2. Highlight the setting you want to clear, then
press ADD/DLT.
3. When you finish clearing the timer, press
PROG .
Turn off the VCR if you still have at least one
timer setting entered.
If a timer recording is in progress:
1. Press POWER to stop timer recording. TO
CANCEL TIMER REC PUSH POWER
THEN STOP KEY appears if you are
watching the signal from the VCR.
2. Within 10 seconds, press STOP. TIMER
disappears.
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An audio/video device where a signal originates is called the dubbing source. You can
use another VCR, camcorder, satellite receiver, or other device with A/V outputs as the dubbing source, connect the dubbing source and
the VCR, then use your VCR to record the signal from the dubbing source.
Or, you can use this VCR as the dubbing
source for another VCR. See “Installation” on
Page 9 for the various possible connections.
Notes:
• Always use video-quality shielded cables
with phono-type connectors to connect the
device to the VCR. Do not use standard
audio patch cords.
• Most material performed in public, such as
concerts, plays, and movies, or distributed
on prerecorded video tapes is copyrighted.
The unauthorized recording or duplication
of copyrighted material is a violation of the
copyright laws of most countries and such
duplication may result in fines, imprisonment, or both. Note, however, that in the
United States, it is not a violation of U.S.
copyright laws for a consumer to record a
broadcast television program for private
(in-home) viewing.
To dub a tape, start playback on the dubbing
source first (see that device’s instructions) then
start recording on the recording VCR.
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AUDIO-ONLY RECORDING
(MODEL 62 ONLY)
Because of the superior quality of VHS Hi-Fi
audio recordings, you might want to use your
VCR as an audio-only recorder. You can also
make live recordings by connecting a preamplifier or mixer to the VCR’s AUDIO IN jacks.
Simply select the line input and record as usual.
Caution: Do not directly connect a microphone
to the VCR.
Note: For the best audio fidelity, we recommend you use high-quality video tape (such as
Cat. No. 44-410) to make audio-only recordings.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
If you follow the instructions in this manual and still have trouble operating your VCR, look in this
chart for the problem description and its solution. If your VCR still does not work properly, contact
your local RadioShack store.
PROBLEM
No power.
Timer recording did not work,
or a broadcast was recorded
at the wrong time.
Cannot record.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
The power cord is not connected. Plug the power cord into an AC
outlet.
• The power is on. Turn off the power.
• The timer is not set or is set incorrectly. Check the timer settings.
The erase-protection tab is missing. Place a piece of tape over the
tab hole.
Picture is poor on playback.
• The TV is not set to the proper channel. Set the TV to Channel
3 or 4.
• The TV’s fine tuning is not set correctly. Fine tune your TV.
• Audio/video connections are incorrect. Check all connections.
The playback picture is distorted.
• The video heads are dirty. See “Cleaning the Video Heads” on
Page 37.
• The VCR might not have adjusted the tracking correctly. You
might need to manually adjust the tracking (see “Tracking” on
Page 26).
No picture on playback.
• The TV is not set to the proper channel. Set it to Channel 3 or
4, or to its audio/video input if you connected it to the VCR’s
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT jacks.
• Audio/video connections are incorrect. Check all connections.
Remote control buttons do
not work when the power is
on and a cassette is loaded.
• Something is blocking the path from the remote control to the
VCR.
• Bright light is shining on the VCR’s remote control sensor window. Get closer to the VCR, or change the VCR’s location.
• The remote control might be set for another device’s operation. Try pressing VCR.
• The remote control’s batteries might be weak. Replace the
batteries.
Cannot see broadcast TV
programs using the VCR’s
tuner.
• TV/VCR is not set correctly. Repeatedly press TV/VCR until
VCR appears.
• Audio/video connections are incorrect. Check all connections.
Cannot record from the input
jacks.
• Connections are incorrect. Check all connections.
• INPUT is not set correctly. Select LINE (LINE 1 or LINE 2
for the Model 62).
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PROBLEM
No stereo sound for a stereo
recording (Model 62 only).
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
• You have not connected the VCR’s AUDIO OUT jacks to a stereo system or stereo TV. Connect the jacks to a stereo output.
• The audio out setting is not correctly set. Set it to Hi-Fi (see
“Receiving/Recording Stereo/SAP Broadcasts (Model 62
Only)” on Page 28).
• The VCR might not have adjusted the tracking correctly. You
might need to manually adjust the tracking (see “Tracking” on
Page 26).
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Optimus 4-Head VHS HQ VCR is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your VCR so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the VCR dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the VCR only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the VCR away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of parts.
Handle the VCR gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the VCR to work improperly.
Use only fresh batteries of the required size and type in the remote control. Batteries
can leak chemicals that damage your VCR remote control’s electronic parts.
Wipe the VCR with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. Do not use
harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the VCR.
Modifying or tampering with the VCR’s internal components can cause a malfunction, invalidating
your VCR’s warranty and voiding your FCC authorization to operate it. If your VCR is not performing
as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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Servicing Your VCR
Storing Your Video Cassettes
There are no user-serviceable parts inside your
VCR. If you encounter a problem that you cannot correct using this manual and its troubleshooting guide, take the VCR to your local
RadioShack store for assistance.
Unless you are making an automatic timer recording, eject and store the cassette before
you turn off the VCR. This helps protect the
cassette and the VCR’s internal mechanisms.
Cleaning the Video Heads
When video head cleaning becomes necessary, the VCR displays the following message
on the TV screen while playing back a recorded tape.
Place your video cassettes in their protective
boxes and store them in a cool, dry, dust-free
environment. Store the cassettes on end, not
on their sides, to prevent improper settling of
the cassette’s spools.
Note: Tape can become wound too tightly
around the cassette’s spools after many playings. This can make the cassette load improperly and automatically eject when you insert it.
On most cassettes there is a brake-release
plunger on the bottom center of the cassette.
Use the tip of a pen or pencil to press the
plunger. This loosens the tape.
Video head cleaning kits are available from
your local RadioShack store. Clean the heads
only when the VCR displays the message
shown above. Be sure to use the “dry” type
cleaning cassette.
Serious problems require cleaning by a trained
technician. For more head cleaning information, contact your local RadioShack store.
Brake-Release Plunger
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SPECIFICATIONS
Television System .............................................................................. NTSC Standard Color Signal
Recording System ................................................................................ Four-Head Double Azimuth
Tape Width ............................................................................................................................ 1/2 Inch
Tape Speed:
SP ............................................................................................ 1.31 Inch/second (33.35 mm/s)
LP ............................................................................................ 0.65 Inch/second (16.67 mm/s)
EP ............................................................................................. 0.43 Inch/second (11.12 mm/s)
Tuner Channels:
VHF ................................................................................................................................... 2–13
UHF ................................................................................................................................. 14–69
CATV ............................................................................................................................... 1–125
RF Converter ............................................................................................... Built-in VHF Converter
Converter Output ..................................................................................................... Channel 3 or 4
Terminals:
Antenna Input ................................................................................................ VHF/UHF: F Type
Antenna Output ............................................................................................ VHF/UHF: F Type
Video Input/Output ......................................................................................... Phono Connector
Audio Input/Output ......................................................................................... Phono Connector
Video Output Level ............................................................................................................. 1.0 Vp-p
Video Output Impedance ......................................................................................................... 75 Ω
Audio Output Level .............................................................................................................. –8 dBV
Audio Output Impedance .......................................................................................................... 1 kΩ
Video Input Level .......................................................................................................... 0.5-2.0 V p-p
Video Input Impedance .......................................................................................................... 50 kΩ
Audio Input Level ............................................................................................................... –10 dBV
Audio Input Impedance .......................................................................................................... 47 kΩ
Video S/N Ratio (weighted):
SP ..................................................................................................................................... 42 dB
EP ..................................................................................................................................... 40 dB
Audio S/N Ratio:
Regular Audio (weighted)
SP ..................................................................................................................................... 43 dB
EP ..................................................................................................................................... 40 dB
Hi-Fi Audio (Model 62 only) (Dynamic Range):
SP ................................................................................................................... More than 90 dB
LP ................................................................................................................... More than 90 dB
EP ................................................................................................................... More than 90 dB
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Frequency Response:
Regular Audio
SP ................................................................................................................. 80 Hz–10 k Hz
EP ................................................................................................................... 80 Hz–5 kHz
Hi-Fi Audio (Model 62 only) In All Modes ............................................................ 20 Hz–20 kHz
Power Requirement ..................................................................................................... 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption
Models 112/113 ........................................................................................................... 18 Watts
Model 62 ..................................................................................................................... 23 Watts
Dimensions (HWD) ................................................ 35/8 × 1415/16 × 1113/16 Inches (9.3 × 38 × 30 cm)
Weight ................................................................................................................. 7 lbs 6 oz (3.4 kg)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and
improvement without notice.
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack companyowned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE
OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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