Hitachi VT-FX600A, VT-FX600C VCR User Manual

Hitachi VT-FX600A, VT-FX600C VCR User Manual

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS - 1 -

HITACHI

Video Deck

VT-FX600A / VT-FX600C

Owner's Manual

Your Complete Guide to Videocassette Viewing and Recording

Using these quality features:

Hi-Fi System

Rotary 4-head Record/Playback System

Bilingual on-screen menu display selectable in English or Spanish

Infrared remote control

Real time tape counter

181 channel capability PLL frequency synthesizer tuner with direct station call

Auto power on and off system

Auto counter reset

Auto rewind when the end of a tape is reached

Direct Button Operation

2 Step Picture Search Operation

Still

Digital Auto Tracking (DTR)

Auto Repeat

Rental Play Mode

Three different tape speeds (SP/LP/SLP)

IRT (Instant Recording Timer)

1 Year, 7 events (including Daily and Weekly Timer Recording)

Auto Return

Time Search / Blank Search / Index Search / Edit Search

Just-In-Time Recording

Remaining Tape Running Time Display

Slow Motion

Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc.

3890 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross, GA 30093

Tel. 770-279-5600

HITACHI SALES CORPORATION OF HAWAII, INC

3219 Koapaka Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

Tel. 808-836-3621

HITACHI (HSC) CANADA INC

3300 Trans Canada Highway, Pointe Claire,

Quebec, H9R 1B1, CANADA

Tel. 514-697-9150

QR15334 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 1996 Printed in Hong Kong

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TABLE OF CONTENT

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

................................................................................................................. 4

PRECAUTIONS

........................................................................................................................................ 5

LOCATION

............................................................................................................................................ 6

POWER SUPPLY

................................................................................................................................. 6

AVOID THE HAZARDS OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND FIRE

................................................... 6

WARNING

.............................................................................................................................................. 6

FEATURES

................................................................................................................................................ 7

VIDEO CASSETTE TAPE

....................................................................................................................... 7

PRECAUTIONS

.................................................................................................................................... 8

THREE DIFFERENT TAPE SPEEDS

............................................................................................... 8

INSERTING A CASSETTE

................................................................................................................. 8

REMOVING A CASSETTE

................................................................................................................. 8

ERASE PREVENTION

........................................................................................................................ 8

OPERATING CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS

.................................................................................... 9

PREPARATION FOR USE

................................................................................................................... 10

CABLE CONNECTIONS

................................................................................................................... 10

SETTING A VIDEO CHANNEL

........................................................................................................ 11

A/V TERMINALS

................................................................................................................................ 11

CONNECTING TO INPUT JACKS

.................................................................................................. 11

INPUT SELECT

.................................................................................................................................. 11

INSTALLING THE BATTERIES

....................................................................................................... 11

MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) SYSTEM

............................................................................. 12

CHECKING THE SELECTED MTS MODE

.................................................................................... 12

MTS RECORDING/MONITOR MODE

............................................................................................ 13

THE SELECTION MTS SYSTEM

.................................................................................................... 13

TO SELECT HIFI MODE

................................................................................................................... 13

TO SELECT MONO MODE

.............................................................................................................. 14

TO SELECT STEREO OR SAP MODE

.......................................................................................... 14

PRESET FOR USE

................................................................................................................................ 15

AUTOMATIC CHANNEL PRESET (Without a Cable Box)

.......................................................... 15

TO RECALL A DESIRED CHANNEL

.............................................................................................. 17

TO DELETE PRESET CHANNEL

................................................................................................... 17

CHANNEL PRESET AGAIN

............................................................................................................. 18

SETTING THE CLOCK

..................................................................................................................... 19

TO CHANGE CLOCK SETTING

...................................................................................................... 21

SELECTING THE LANGUAGE

........................................................................................................ 21

ON SCREEN DISPLAY

......................................................................................................................... 22

PLAYBACK

.............................................................................................................................................. 22

NORMAL PLAYBACK

....................................................................................................................... 23

SPECIAL PLAY BACK

........................................................................................................................... 24

AUTO REPEAT PLAYBACK

............................................................................................................ 24

TO STOP PLAYBACK

....................................................................................................................... 25

TO EXIT THE AUTO REPEAT MODE

............................................................................................ 25

RENTAL PLAY

.................................................................................................................................... 25

TO STOP PLAYBACK

....................................................................................................................... 26

TO EXIT THE RENTAL PLAY MODE

............................................................................................. 26

SEARCH

.................................................................................................................................................. 26

COUNTER MEMORY

........................................................................................................................ 26

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TO EXIT THE COUNTER MEMORY

.............................................................................................. 27

TIME SEARCH

.................................................................................................................................... 27

INDEX SEARCH

................................................................................................................................. 28

BLANK SEARCH

................................................................................................................................ 29

RECORDING

.......................................................................................................................................... 30

VIEWING AND RECORDING THE SAME PROGRAM

............................................................... 30

SKIPPING SOME MATERIALS DURING RECORDING

............................................................. 30

EDIT SEARCH

.................................................................................................................................... 31

RECORDING ONE PROGRAM WHILE VIEWING ANOTHER

.................................................. 31

TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF YOUR RECORDING

........................................................ 31

IRT (Instant Recording Timer)

.......................................................................................................... 32

TIMER RECORDING

............................................................................................................................. 33

AUTOMATIC TIMER RECORDING

................................................................................................ 33

TO CORRECT AN AUTOMATIC TIMER PROGRAM

.................................................................. 36

TO STOP AN AUTOMATIC TIMER PROGRAM WHICH HAS ALREADY STARTED

........... 36

TO CANCEL OR CHECK THE START/END TIME

...................................................................... 36

HINTS FOR TIMER RECORDING

.................................................................................................. 36

AUTO RETURN

.................................................................................................................................. 36

WATCH THE RECORDED PROGRAM

......................................................................................... 37

JUST-IN TIME RECORDING

........................................................................................................... 37

SETTING THE REMAINING TIME

...................................................................................................... 38

REMAINING TAPE RUNNING TIME DISPLAY

............................................................................ 39

COPYING A VIDEO TAPE

................................................................................................................... 39

TO MONITOR THE RECORDING

................................................................................................... 40

CONTROLLING YOUR TV WITH THE VCR'S REMOTE

............................................................... 40

REMOTE CONTROL OF THE TV

................................................................................................... 40

PROGRAMMING THE REMOTE CONTROL OF THE TV

.......................................................... 40

CONTROLLING THE TV

................................................................................................................... 41

REMOTE CONTROL OF THE CABLE CONVERTER

................................................................. 41

PROGRAMMING THE REMOTE CONTROL OF THE CABLE CONVERTER

....................... 41

TO OPERATE THE CABLE BOX ONCE THE REMOTE IS PROGRAMMED FOR IT.

......... 41

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

............................................................................................................. 41

MAINTENANCE

...................................................................................................................................... 42

SERVICING

......................................................................................................................................... 42

CABINET CLEANING

........................................................................................................................ 42

HEAD CLEANING

.............................................................................................................................. 43

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

.......................................................................................................... 43

WARNING:

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR

MOISTURE.

CAUTION:

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER

SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

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THIS SYMBOL INDICATES THAT DANGEROUS VOLTAGE CONSTITUTING A RISK OF ELECTRIC

SHOCK IS PRESENT WITHIN THIS UNIT.

THIS SYMBOL INDICATES THAT THERE ARE IMPORTANT OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE

INSTRUCTIONS IN THE LITERATURE ACCOMPANYING THE APPLIANCE.

The caution marking is located on the rear of the cabinet.

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

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 this video product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

EXCEPTION:

A product that is meant for uninterrupted service and, that for some specific reason, such as the possibility of the loss of an authorization code for a CATV converter, is not intended to be unplugged by the user for cleaning or any other purpose, may exclude the reference to unplugging the appliance in the cleaning description otherwise required in item 5.

6. Attachments

-Do not use attachments not recommended by the video product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.

7. Water and Moisture

-Do not use this video product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.

8. Accessories

-Do not place this video product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The video product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the video product. 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 the appliance and cart combination to overturn.

9. Ventilation

-Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the video product and to protect it from overheating, and these opening must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the video product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This video product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.

10. Power Sources

-This video product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking Label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.

PRECAUTIONS - 5 -

11. Grounding or Polarization

-This video product is equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

12. Power Cord Protection

-Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the 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. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. (Fig. A)

Antenna ground diagram.

14. Lightning

-For added protection for this VCR 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. Never spill liquid of any kind on the video product.

17. Object and Liquid Entry

-Never push objects of any kind into this video product through any 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 video product.

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.

19. Damage Requiring Service

-Unplug this VCR from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged. b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the VCR. c. If the VCR has been exposed to rain or water. d. If the VCR does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the VCR to its normal operation. e. If the VCR has been dropped or damaged in any way. f. 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 or have the same characteristics as the original part.

Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.

21. Safety Check

-Upon completion of any service or repairs to this VCR, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the VCR is in proper operating condition.

22. Heat

-This VCR should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

PRECAUTIONS

PRECAUTIONS

LOCATION

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For safe operation and satisfactory performance of your VCR, keep the following in mind when selecting a place for its installation:

Shield it from direct sunlight and keep it away from sources of intense heat.

Avoid dusty or humid places.

Avoid places with insufficient ventilation for proper heat dissipation. Do not block the ventilation holes at the top and bottom of the VCR. Do not place the unit on a carpet because this will block the ventilation holes.

Install unit in a horizontal position.

Avoid locations subject to strong vibration.

Do not place the VCR near strong magnetic fields.

Do not move the unit from a cold to a hot place or vice versa.

Do not place the VCR directly on top of the TV.

POWER SUPPLY

AC 120V, 60Hz ONLY

AVOID THE HAZARDS OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND FIRE

Do not handle the power cord with wet hands.

Do not pull on the power cord when disconnecting it from AC wall outlet. Grasp it by the plug.

If, by accident, water is spilled on your VCR, unplug the power cord immediately and take the unit to an

Authorized Service Center for servicing.

Do not put your fingers or objects into the VCR cassette holder.

Do not place anything directly on top of the VCR.

WARNING

Moisture condensation may occur inside the unit when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place, or after heating a cold room or under conditions of high humidity. Do not use the VCR at least for 2 hours until its inside is dry.

FCC WARNING-

This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this equipment may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual. The user could lose the authority to operate this equipment if an unauthorized change or modification is made.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Unauthorized recording or use of broadcast television programming, video tape, film or other copyrighted material may violate applicable copyright laws. We assume no responsibility for the unauthorized duplication, use or other acts which infringe upon the rights of copyright owners.

WARNING:

To prevent fire or electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, and fully insert plug.

The serial number of this product may be found on the back of the VCR. No others have the same serial number as yours. You should record the number and other vital information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.

Date of Purchase

Dealer Purchase from

Dealer Address

Dealer Phone No.

FEATURES

Model No.

Serial No.

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FEATURES

• Hi-Fi System-

The Hi-Fi stereo recording system offers you super sound quality with a dynamic range of 80dB and frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz and 0.005% wow and flutter.

• Rotary 4-head Record/Playback System-

Rotary 4-heads to ensure excellent picture quality and special effects playback.

• Bilingual on-screen menu display selectable in English or Spanish

• Infrared remote control

• Real time tape counter-

This shows the elapsed recording or playback time in hours, minutes, and seconds.

The "-" indication will appear when the tape is rewound further than the tape counter position "0:00:00".

• 181 channel capability PLL frequency synthesizer tuner with direct station call-

(A converter may be necessary to view scrambled cable channels.)

• Auto power on and off system-

Automatically turns the VCR on as you insert the cassette, turns off after autorewind, and ejects when the beginning of the tape is reached.

• Auto counter reset-

(when inserting a tape)

• Auto rewind when the end of a tape is reached-

(not in the case of timer recording).

• Direct Button Operation-

When a tape is in the VCR and the power is off, just press PLAY, REW or F.FWD button on the main unit and it will automatically turn on the VCR and playback, rewinding or fast-forwarding will start immediately (not in the case of timer recording).

• 2 Step Picture Search Operation-

You can view a video program at a high speed or super hihg jspeed in either a forward or reverse direction in LP and SLP mode.

• Still-

"Freeze" the picture at any time, for close viewing of a particular scene.

• Digital Auto Tracking (DTR)-

Adjusts the tracking automatically for each tape you play.

• Auto Repeat-

Allows you to repeat a tape indefinitely without pressing the PLAY button.

• Rental Play Mode-

Improves playback picture quality of worn tapes, especially rental tapes.

• Three different tape speeds: SP/LP/SLP

• IRT (Instant Recording Timer)-

Instant timed recording from 30 to 480 minutes possible at the push of

REC/IRT button.

• 1 Year, 7 events (including Daily and Weekly Timer Recording)-

The built-in timer allows you to record up to

7 programs at different channels up to 1 year in advance. The daily timer allows recordings to be made of daily broadcasts, and the weekly timer allows recording to be made once a week up to the end of the tape.

• Auto Return-

After finished timer recording, the beginning of the recorded program(s) can be searched.

• Time Search-

Lets you set the VCR to advance the tape by entering the desired playbck time you want to skip.

• Blank Search-

Lets you set the VCR to search for an unrecorded portion on the tape.

• Index Search-

Lets you Index the start of a recording.

• Edit Search-

Lets you set the VCR to edit an unwanted segment of a recording.

• Just-In-Time Recording-

Measures the remaining tape and automatically adjusts the tape speed so that the automatic timer recording fits on a cassette.

• Remaining Tape Running Time Display-

You can check the remaining running time of your tape.

• Slow Motion-

You can view the video program at a slower than normal playback speed. Slow speed can be controlled by pressing F.FWD button (faster) or REW button (slower).

VIDEO CASSETTE TAPE

This VCR will operate with any cassette that has the VHS mark. For best results, we recommend the use of highquality tapes.

Do not use poor quality or damaged tapes.

VIDEO CASSETTE TAPE - 8 -

PRECAUTIONS

• Avoid moisture, which can condense on the tape if it is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Before using a tape with these conditions, to avoid damage to the tape and your VCR, wait until the tape has warmed to room temperature and the moisture has evaporated.

• Avoid extreme heat, high humidity and magnetic fields.

• Do not tamper with the cassette mechanism.

• Do not touch the tape with your fingers.

THREE DIFFERENT TAPE SPEEDS

Before recording, select the tape speed from:

SP mode

(Standard Play),

LP mode

(Long Play) or

SLP mode

(Super Long Play).

The table below shows the maximum recording/playback time using T60, T120, or T160 tapes in each mode.

INSERTING A CASSETTE

Insert the cassette in the direction as shown. Push in gently, but continuously, on the center-back of the cassette until it is drawn into the VCR.

The VCR will automatically turn on.

REMOVING A CASSETTE

1) In the Stop mode, press STOP/EJECT button on the VCR. The cassette will eject.

2) Pull the cassette out of the cassette compartment.

3) Store the cassette in the case as shown.

ERASE PREVENTION

You can prevent accidental erasing of recording by breaking off the tab on the back edge of the cassette.

If you decide to record on the tape again, cover the hole with plastic

OPERATING CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS - 9 -

tape.

OPERATING CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS

FRONT VIEW illustration

REMOTE CONTROL VIEW illustration

1. Cassette Compartment

2. REW button-

Press to rewind the tape, or to view the picture rapidly in reverse during the playback mode.

(Rewind Search)

3. PLAY button-

Press to begin playback.

4. F.FWD button-

Press to rapidly advance the tape, or view the picture rapidly in forward during playback.

(Forward Search)

5. PAUSE button-

Press to temporarily stop the tape during recording or to view a still picture during playback.

Frame Advance Function-

Press to advance the picture by one fram during the still mode.

6. STOP button-

Press to stop the tape motion.

EJECT button-

Press to remove a tape from the VCR (only on the VCR)

7. REC button-

Press to begin manual recording.

IRT button-

Press to activate Instant Recording Timer. (only on the VCR)

8. CHANNEL buttons-

Press to select desired channels for viewing or recording.

SET function-

Press to enter digits when setting program (for example: setting clock or timer program). Press to select setting modes from on screen menu.

Tracking function-

Press to minimize video 'noise' (lines or dots on screen) during playback. (only the VCR)

Press to stabilize the picture in the Still mode when the picture begins to vibrate vertically.

9. Digital display-

Displays the clock, timer recording, counter and channel etc.

10. Remote sensor window-

Receives the infrared signals from the remote control.

REAR VIEW illustration

11. POWER button-

Press to turn VCR on and off. Press to activate a timer recording.

12. NUMBER buttons-

Press to select desired channels for viewing or recording. To select channels from 1 to 9, first press "0" button then 1 to 9.

100/ENT button-

When selecting cable channels which are more than 100, press this button first, then press the last two digits. (To select channel 125, first press "100/ENT" button then press "2" and "5").

13. TAPE SPEED button-

Press to set desired recording speed: SP/LP/SLP.

14. VOL button-

Press to adjust the desired TV's volume level by using either

15. MENU button-

Press to display the main menu on the TV screen.

or button.

16. SELECT button-

When setting program (for example: setting clock or timer program), press to determine your selection and proceed to a next step you want to input. Press to determine setting modes from on screen menu.

Status function-

Press to display the counter on the current channel number and current time on the TV screen.

17. COUNTER MEMORY button-

Press to set counter memory on and off.

18. ADD/DELETE button-

Press to add or delete channel numbers during channel preset. Press to cancel a setting of timer program. Press to correct digits when setting program (for example: setting clock or timer program).

COUNTER RESET button-

Press to reset counter to 0:00:00.

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19. MUTE button-

Press to mute the TV's sound. Press it again to resume the sound.

20. VCR/TV button-

Press to select VCR or TV mode.

VCR position:

to view playback, to monitor video recordings or watch TV using the VCR tuner.

TV position:

to watch TV or to view on program while recording another.

21. Mode Select buttons

CATV button-

For details, see page 30.

TV button-

For details, see page 30.

VCR button-

For details, see page 30.

22. Power cord-

Connect to a standard AC outlet (120V/60Hz).

23. AUDIO OUT jack-

Connect to an audio input jack of your audio equipment or another VCR.

24. AUDIO IN jack-

Connect to an audio output jack of your audio equipment or another VCR.

25. ANT. IN terminal-

Connect to an antenna or CATV.

26. VIDEO OUT jack-

Connect to a video output jack of your video camera or another VCR.

27. VIDEO IN jack-

Connect to a video output jack of your video camera or another VCR.

28. CH3/CH4 selector switch-

Use to select a video output channel (3 or 4) for playback from the VCR.

29. ANT. OUT terminal-

Connect to an antenna input terminal of your TV.

NOTE:

SLOW Function-

Press both PLAY and PAUSE button on the remote control at the same time to reduce the playback speed. Slow speed can be controlled by pressing F.FWD button (faster) or REW button (slower).

PREPARATION FOR USE

CABLE CONNECTIONS

For some of the most common types of connections, see the following drawings. Use only one connection. For any further complex connections, please contact your local dealer or other qualified persons. (You may need additional accessories which are not supplied).

1 Disconnect the antenna or cable from your TV.

2 Connect the antenna or cable to the ANT.IN jack of your VCR.

3 Connect one end of the coaxial cable (supplied) to the ANT.OUT jack of your VCR.

4 Connect the other end of the coaxial cable (supplied) to the UHF/VHF antenna jacks.

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SETTING A VIDEO CHANNEL

If your TV does not have A/V terminals;

When the VCR is in the Playback mode or when the VCR/TV button on the remote control is in the VCR position, your TV will receive the signals from the VCR on either channel 3 or 4.

To use the VCR with your TV, set the selector switch to CH3 or CH4, whichever is not used or least used for normal broadcasts in your area. Then set your TV to that same channel.

A/V TERMINALS

CONNECTING TO INPUT JACKS

INPUT SELECT

To use the external input jacks, select the AUX position. Press the CHANNEL number button on the remote control so that "AU" appears on the screen.

or

Note:

"AU" is found before the lowest memorized channel. (Example: CH2)

button or enter "00" with

INSTALLING THE BATTERIES

1) Open the battery compartment cover by pressing the cover on the remote unit in the direction of the arrow.

2) Insert 2 "AA" penlight batteries into the battery compartment in the direction indicated by the polarity (+/-) markings.

3) Replace the cover.

MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) SYSTEM - 12 -

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 poing of cable entry as practical.

MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) SYSTEM

You can record or listen to a program in MTS broadcast, by using a stereo amplifier and speakers.

Connect your VCR to your stereo source using the following diagram.

CHECKING THE SELECTED MTS MODE

When you receive a signal from a tape or VCR tuner channel you are watching, the status shown below will appear when you press the SELECT button on the remote control.

SAP

HIFI

A Second Audio Program which means your program is received in a second language.

High Fidelity which produces a clear sound from two sources.

1] When a program broadcast in stereo can be received, STEREO appears on the TV screen.

2] When a program broadcast in second audio can be received, SAP appears on the TV screen.

3] When a program broadcast both in stereo and second audio can be received. STEREO and SAP appear on the TV screen.

NOTE:

Although a program may be broadcast in both stereo and second audio, you cannot record in both stereo and second audio at the same time.

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4] While VCR is set in HIFI stereo mode. HIFI appears on the TV screen. While VCR is set in monaural (MONO) mode, HIFI disappears from the TV screen.

NOTE:

If you play non-HIFI tapes while the VCR is set in HIFI, HIFI will disappear from the TV screen and the

VCR play automatically in monaural.

MTS RECORDING/MONITOR MODE

* You must select the recording mode in TV STEREO or SAP when you record a broadcast. Refer to "TO

SELECT STEREO OR SAP MODE" on the next page.

THE SELECTION MTS SYSTEM

NOTE:

You must use the remote control for this procedure.

Make sure...

• VCR power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH 3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

TO SELECT HIFI MODE

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button. The main menu appears on the TV screen.

2 Select "VCR SET UP"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".

Then, press SELECT button.

MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) SYSTEM

3 Select "AUDIO OUT"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "AUDIO OUT".

Then, press SELECT button.

4 Select "HIFI"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "HIFI".

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5 To return to TV mode

Press MENU button.

Notes:

• Normally, "HIFI" should be selected for playback with HIFI sound.

• When you play non-HIFI tapes. VCR play automatically in monaural.

• The VCR records automatically MTS broadcasts in HIFI stereo sound.

TO SELECT MONO MODE

You can change the selection to "MONO" if you want to listen to HIFI tapes in normal audio playback.

1) Press MENU button.

2) Press CH

3) Press CH

or

or

button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP". Then, press SELECT button.

button repeatedly to point to "AUDIO OUT". Then, press SELECT button.

4) Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "MONO".

5) Press MENU button to return to original mode.

TO SELECT STEREO OR SAP MODE

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button. The main menu appears on the TV screen.

2 Select "VCR SET UP"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".

Then, press SELECT button.

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3 Select "TV STEREO" or "SAP"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "TV STEREO" or "SAP.

Then, press SELECT button.

4 To return to TV mode

Press MENU button.

Notes:

• You must select the recording mode in TV STEREO or SAP when you record broadcast.

Refer to "MTS RECORDING/MONITOR MODE" on previous page.

When you play the tape on the VCR later, it will be in stereo or second audio.

• If you select second audio when second audio is not available, the VCR will record normal audio.

PRESET FOR USE

Channel memory programming is NOT needed when connected to a cable box. You can program the tuner to scan only the channels you receive in your area. See page 34 for channel designations.

NOTE:

You must use the remote control for this procedure.

AUTOMATIC CHANNEL PRESET (Without a Cable Box)

NOTES:

• Follow the steps below once. Repeat it only if there is a power failure or the VCR is unplugged for more than 30 seconds. (In these cases, the programmed channels are erased.)

• You must follow the steps below before attempting to play or record a video tape. If you want to play or record a video tape. If you want to play or record a video tape BEFORE programming the tuner, you must first press the

POWER button to turn off the VCR. Then, press the POWER button again to turn it back on. To program the tuner again, see "CHANNEL PRESET AGAIN".

1 Plug in the VCR power cord ("--:--" flashes)

Plug the VCR power cord into a standard AC outlet.

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2 Select channel 3 or 4 on the TV

Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH3 or 4)

3 Turn on the VCR

Press the POWER button to turn on the VCR. " " appears on the display.

4 Select the VCR mode

Press VCR/TV button so that "VCR" appears on the display

5 Select "ENGLISH" or "ESPANOL"

Select "ENGLISH" or "ESPANOL=Spanish" using CH

Then, press SELECT or MENU button.

or button.

6 Begin channel preset

Press SELECT button once. The tuner scans and memorizes all the active channels in your area. (TV mode: from

CH2/ CATV mode: from CH1)

• The VCR distinguishes between standard TV channels and cable channels.

7 After scanning

The tuner stops on the lowest memorized channel. The TV screen returns to TV mode.

• If you subscribe to CABLE TV, "CATV" appears on the display.

• If "TUNER SET UP" appears on the TV screen again, check the cable connections. Then, press SELECT button once again. The VCR will begin preset again.

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TO RECALL A DESIRED CHANNEL

You can select the desired channel by using CHANNEL (or CH) buttons on the remote control.

or button or directly pressing number

Note for using number buttons:

• When selecting cable channels which are higher than 100, press 100/ENT button first, then press the last two digits. (To select channel 125, first press "100/ENT" button then press "2" and "5").

• You must precede single-digit channel numbers with a zero (02, 03, 04 and so on).

TO DELETE PRESET CHANNEL

The channels you no longer receive or seldom watch can be deleted from the memory. (Of course, you can add the deleted channel into the memory again.)

NOTE:

You must use the remote control for this procedure.

Make sure...

• VCR power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH 3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button. The main menu appears on the TV screen.

2 Select "INITIALIZE"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".

Then, press SELECT button.

3 Select "CHANNEL SET UP"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "CHANNEL SET UP".

Then, press SELECT button.

4 Select "ADD/DELETE CH"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "ADD/DELETE CH".

Press SELECT button.

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5 Enter the desired channel number

Press the number buttons or CH

(Example: CH02)

or button repeatedly until your desired channel number appears.

6 Delete it from memory

Press ADD/DELETE button so that "DELETE" flashes on the TV screen.

• To delete another channel, repeat steps [5] and [6].

• If you press ADD/DELETE button again, the channel is memorized again.

7 Exit the preset mode

Press MENU button to return to TV mode.

NOTE:

To confirm that channel(s) has been deleted or added, press CH or button.

CHANNEL PRESET AGAIN

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button. The main menu appears on the TV screen.

2 Select "INITIALIZE"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".

Then, press SELECT button.

PRESET FOR USE

3 Select "CHANNEL SET UP"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "CHANNEL SET UP".

Then, press SELECT button.

4 Select "TV" or "CATV"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "TV" or "CATV".

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5 Begin channel preset

Press SELECT button once. After scanning, the tuner stops on the lowest memorized channel.

SETTING THE CLOCK

Set the clock accurately for proper automatic timer recording. We suggest that you use a TV or radio station as your time source.

In the example below, the clock is to be set to:

1st 1996

NOTE:

You must use the remote control for this procedure.

Make sure...

• VCR power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH 3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button.

2 Select "INITIALIZE"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".

Then, press SELECT button.

3 Select "SETTING CLOCK"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "SETTING CLOCK".

Then, press SELECT button.

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Make sure...

• If you did not set your desired digit within 2 seconds after pressing CH the input mode will forward to next step.

or button during steps [4] to [8],

• When you press SELECT button after pressing CH next step.

or button during steps [4] to [8], you may forward to

• Press ADD/DELETE button to go back one step from current step during steps [5] to [9].

4 Select the month

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired month appears. (Example: March 03)

5 Select the day

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired day appears. (Example: 1st 01)

6 Select the year

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired year appears. (Example: 1996)

7 Select the hour

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired hour appears. (Example: 05)

8 Select the minute

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired minute appears. (Example: 40)

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9 Select "AM" or "PM"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "AM" or "PM". (Example: PM)

10 Start the clock

Press MENU or SELECT button.

Although seconds are not displayed, they begin counting from 00 when you press MENU or SELECT button. Use this feature to synchronize the clock with the correct time.

NOTES:

• When unplugging the AC-cord or if there is a power failure for more than 30 seconds, "--:--" flashes on the display.

• If the display shows an abnormal reading or no reading, unplug the power cord for more than 30 seconds. Then plug it back in.

TO CHANGE CLOCK SETTING

If you want to change the clock,

1) Press MENU button.

2) Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".

Then, press SELECT button.

3) Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "SETTING CLOCK".

Then, press SELECT button.

4) Select a digit you want to change using SELECT button or ADD/DELETE button.

5) Enter correct numbers using CH or button.

6) Press MENU button to return to original mode.

SELECTING THE LANGUAGE

If you want to change the language on the TV screen, follow the steps below:

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button.

2 Select "INITIALIZE"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".

Then, press SELECT button.

ON SCREEN DISPLAY

3 Select "LANGUAGE SELECT"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "LANGUAGE SELECT".

Then, press SELECT button.

4 Select "ENGLISH" or "ESPANOL"

Select "ENGLISH" or "ESPANOL=Spanish" using CH/SET or button.

5 Exit the Language select

Press MENU button to return to TV mode.

ON SCREEN DISPLAY

To check the Counter, Clock and Channel number on the TV screen, press SELECT button.

Each time you press the SELECT button, TV screen will change as follows:

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PLAYBACK

PLAYBACK

NORMAL PLAYBACK

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Make sure...

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH 3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

1 Insert a prerecorded tape

Counter mode appears at counter 0:00:00 on the TV screen. If the erase-protection tab has been removed, the

VCR will start playback automatically.

2 To begin playback

Press PLAY button.

If a tape is already in the VCR

2A)

Using button on the VCR

Just press PLAY button on the VCR. Power will automatically turn on and playback will start. (Direct Button

Operation)

2B)

Using button on the remote control

Press POWER button to turn on, and then press PLAY button on the remote control.

3 To stop playback

Press STOP button.

PICTURE SEARCH

This feature is useful in finding or skipping over a particular scene on a tape. In this mode, the sound will be muted.

1) You may view a video tape at a high speed in either a forward or reverse direction by pressing F.FWD or REW button. (in the SP/LP/SLP modes)

2) Depress it again, the VCR will now search in super high speed. (in the SP/LP/SLP modes)

3) For normal speed, simply press PLAY button.

STILL PICTURE

You can view a still picture on the screen during playback (the Still mode). Press PAUSE button during playback.

" " appears on the display. Press PLAY button to return to playback.

NOTES:

If it is left in the Still mode for more than five minutes, the VCR will automatically switch to the Stop mode.

VERTICAL HOLD CONTROL

When the picture begins to vibrate vertically, stabilize the picture by pressing CHANNEL (or CH) in the Still mode.

or

NOTES:

• When the picture is distorted or rolling vertically, adjust the vertical hold control on your TV.

• Some latest TV's do not have a user adjustable vertical hold.

button

TRACKING ADJUSTMENT

• Tracking adjustment will be set automatically (Digital TRacking function) when you start playback "DTR" appears on the display.

NOTE:

The following function is controlled only by the buttons on the VCR.

• When playing pre-recorded tapes or tapes recorded on units other than your own, noise lines (black and white streaks) may appear on the playback picture. If this occurs, you can adjust the tracking control manually by

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pressing CHANNEL or button until the streaks disappear. To return to the DTR function, stop the tape once and start playback again.

• You can reduce the noise lines by pressing CHANNEL adjustment will not be set automatically.

or button in the slow mode, too. Slow tracking

Note:

In Still mode, press both PLAY and PAUSE button on the remote control at the same time and press

CHANNEL or button until the streaks disappear. To return to Still mode, press PAUSE button again.

SLOW MOTION

Press both PLAY and PAUSE button on the remote control at the same time to reduce the playback speed. The

VCR mutes the sound during slow motion. You can control the speed by pressing F.FWD button (faster) or REW button (slower).

Press PLAY button to return to normal playback.

NOTES:

If it is left in the Still mode for more than five minutes, the VCR will automatically switch to the Stop mode.

AUTO REWIND

When the end of a tape is reached during recording, playback, or fast-forward, the tape will automatically rewind to the beginning. After that, the VCR will eject the tape and turn itself to off.

NOTES:

• The tape will not auto-rewind during timer recording or Instant Recording Timer.

• When the Counter Memory is activated, the tape will rewind to the 0:00:00 and the VCR will be in the Stop mode.

SPECIAL PLAY BACK

Make sure...

• VCR power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH 3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

• You must use the remote control for the following procedure.

AUTO REPEAT PLAYBACK

The VCR has the auto repeat function that allows you to repeat a tape indefinitely without touching the Play button.

• Insert a prerecorded tape.

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button.

2 Select "VCR SET UP"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".

Then, press SELECT button.

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3 Select "REPEAT PLAY"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "REPEAT PLAY".

4 Begin Auto repeat playback

Press SELECT button so that [ON] will appear next to "REPEAT PLAY" on the TV screen.

Repeat playback will start automatically.

NOTES:

• Once you select the repeat play mode, it stays in effect even after you turn off the VCR.

• When the Counter Memory is activated, the tape will rewind to 0:00:00 and the VCR will be in the Stop mode.

• If the Rental mode is set [ON], the "RENTAL PLAY " display has priority.

TO STOP PLAYBACK

Press STOP button.

TO EXIT THE AUTO REPEAT MODE

Repeat steps [1] to [3]. Then, press SELECT button. [ON] will then disappear from the menu.

Press MENU button to return to TV mode.

RENTAL PLAY

This function enables you to improve the picture quality when playing back worn cassettes such as those rented from a video shop.

• Insert rental tape into VCR and begin playback.

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button

during the playback.

2 Select "VCR SET UP"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".

Then, press SELECT button.

3 Select "RENTAL"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "RENTAL".

Then, press SELECT button.

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4 Select "RENTAL" to [ON]

Press SELECT button so that "RENTAL ON" will appear on the TV screen.

NOTES:

• Once you select the rental play mode, it stays in effect even after you turn off the VCR.

• Selecting ON or OFF must be done in the play mode only.

TO STOP PLAYBACK

Press STOP button.

TO EXIT THE RENTAL PLAY MODE

Repeat steps [1] to [3]. Then, press SELECT button so that "RENTAL OFF" appears on the TV screen.

SEARCH

Make sure...

• VCR power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH 3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

• You must use the remote control for the following procedure.

• A video cassette must be inserted in the VCR for these functions to work.

COUNTER MEMORY

This feature can be used to memorize a beginning point that you want to review. And you can search it easily by rewinding or fast forwarding.

• Insert a prerecorded tape.

If the counter is not displayed, the Counter Memory will not be activated. Press SELECT button so that the counter appears on the TV screen.

1 Stop the tape at your desired point

Rewind or fast forward the tape to the beginning point at which you want to review.

2 Reset the counter to 0:00:00

Press COUNTER RESET button.

3 Select the Counter Memory mode

Press COUNTER MEMORY button so that "M" appears on the TV screen.

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4 Begin recording or playback

Press REC or PLAY button.

Press STOP button when recording or playback is completed.

5 To activate the Counter Memory

Press REW (or F.FWD) button. The tape will automatically stop when the counter returns to 0:00:00 (approx.)

TO EXIT THE COUNTER MEMORY

When the counter appears on the TV screen, press COUNTER MEMORY button once and then the SELECT button twice so that the "M" and the counter disappears from the TV screen.

TIME SEARCH

The Time Search function makes it possible to quickly advance the tape to your desired position from any position by entering the exact amount of playback time of the part you want to skip.

Example:

To watch a program after 2 hour 50 minutes from present position to forward direction.

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button.

2 Select "SEARCH SELECT"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "SEARCH SELECT".

Then, press SELECT button.

3 Select "TIME SEARCH"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "TIME SEARCH".

Then, press SELECT button.

4 Enter your desired time

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired time appears. (Example: "2:50" for 2 hours 50 minutes)

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5 Begin Time Search

Press REW or F.FWD button. The VCR begins rewinding or fast forwarding to the specified point.

The time counts down as the searching progresses.

6 After Time Search

When 0:00 is reached, the VCR will start playback automatically.

NOTES:

• Time Search can be set up to 9 hours 59 minutes (9:59).

• This function will not operate in recording mode.

• Procedures must be followed within 30 seconds, from steps [3] to [4]. Otherwise the Time Search mode will be cancelled.

• Press STOP button to exit the Time Search mode.

INDEX SEARCH

This feature provides a method of indexing the starting point so that it can be easily returned to in either fast forward or rewind mode.

• The index mark will be made automatically when the REC button is pressed. It will also be marked at the starting point of Timer recording and IRT.

• The index mark is not recorded if the PAUSE button is pressed and released during recording.

• The time gap between making the index marks on the tape should be greater than 1 minute for SP recording, 2 minutes for LP recording and 3 minutes for SLP recording.

Example:

You are watching program number 4 and want to fast forward to program number 7. You must skip three programs.

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button.

2 Select "SEARCH SELECT"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "SEARCH SELECT".

Then, press SELECT button.

3 Select "INDEX SEARCH"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "INDEX SEARCH".

Then, press SELECT button.

4 Enter your desired number

Press CH or button repeatedly until the number of programs that you want to skip appears. (Example: "03"

SEARCH

for 3 programs)

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5 Begin Index Search

Press REW or F.FWD button. The VCR begins rewinding or fast forwarding to the beginning of desired program.

Note:

Every time an index signal is skipped, the number in the program indicator decreases by one.

6 After Index Search

When the preset program is reached, the VCR will start playback automatically.

NOTES:

• Index Search can be set up to 20.

• This function will not operate in recording mode.

• Procedures must be followed within 30 seconds, from steps [3] to [4]. Otherwise the Index Search mode will be cancelled.

• Press STOP button to exit the Index Search mode.

BLANK SEARCH

This function enables you to search for the unrecorded portion of the tape in the forward direction.

• Tape must be fully rewound.

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button.

2 Select "SEARCH SELECT"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "SEARCH SELECT".

Then, press SELECT button.

3 Select "BLANK SEARCH"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "BLANK SEARCH".

Then, press SELECT button.

• The VCR begins fast forwarding to the beginning of the blank part of the tape.

4 After Blank Search

The VCR will automatically stop.

RECORDING

RECORDING

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Make sure...

• VCR power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH 3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

• Insert a cassette with its erase prevention tab in place. (If necessary, rewind or fast forward the tape to the point at which you want to begin recording.)

VIEWING AND RECORDING THE SAME PROGRAM

1 Select the channel to be recorded

Press number buttons on the remote control or the CHANNEL (or CH) or button.

NOTE:

When you record with a cable converter box, the VCR channel must be selected to 3 or 4 then the actual channel that you wish to record must be selected on the cable converter box.

2 Select the tape speed

Press TAPE SPEED button on the remote control to select the desired tape speed (SP/LP/SLP).

3 Begin recording

Press REC button. The red " " appears on the display

4 Stop recording

Press STOP button when recording is completed.

SKIPPING SOME MATERIALS DURING RECORDING

Press PAUSE button to temporarily stop recording.

Press PAUSE or REC button to resume recording.

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NOTE:

To prevent tape damage, after five minutes, the VCR will automatically switch to the Stop mode. You may review the time remaining with " " marks on the TV screen. Each " " mark shows one minute.

EDIT SEARCH

To edit an unwanted segment from the already recorded portion of tape while VCR remains in record mode.

1) Press PAUSE button.

2) Press and hold REW button until you have reached the beginning of the unwanted segment. (If you rewind past the beginning of the unwanted segment, press and hold F.FWD button until you have reached it.)

NOTE:

If you do not press PAUSE button again within five minutes, VCR will automatically switch to the Stop mode.

3) Press PAUSE or REC button to resume recording.

RECORDING ONE PROGRAM WHILE VIEWING ANOTHER

You can record one program while viewing another. To start recording, follow steps [1] to [3] under "VIEWING

AND RECORDING THE SAME PROGRAM".

NOTE:

When you record with a cable converter box, you cannot record one program while viewing another.

4 Select the TV mode

Press VCR/TV button on the remote control to select TV so that the "VCR" disappears from the display.

5 Select the channel on the TV

Set the TV to the channel you want to watch.

TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF YOUR RECORDING

1 Select the VCR mode

Press VCR/TV button on the remote control to select TV so that the "VCR" appears on the display

2 Select channel 3 or 4 on the TV

Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH3 or 4)

RECORDING

IRT (Instant Recording Timer)

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This function enables you to set a recording length simply by pressing the REC/IRT button on the VCR.

NOTE:

This function cannot be done by the remote control.

Make sure...

• VCR Power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

• Insert a cassette tape with its erase prevention tab in place. (If necessary, rewind or fast forward the tape to the point at which you want to begin recording.)

1 Select the channel to be recorded

Press number buttons on the remote control or the CHANNEL (or CH) or button.

2 Begin IRT

Press REC/IRT button on the VCR as many times as needed. The recording length will be determined by the number of times you press REC/IRT button.

Each additional push will increase the recording time by 30 minutes. It is set up to 8 hours.

NOTES:

• Recording starts immediately when the REC/IRT button is pressed, whether you are watching the same or a different channel.

• When REC/IRT button is pressed 18 times, the VCR returns to the Normal Recording mode.

• To stop the IRT operation, press STOP button on the VCR or on the remote control.

• The recording length time remaining is indicated on the display as the recording is started.

• Recording stops when 0:00 is reached.

• Please note that in the SLP mode maximum recording time, assuming the tape is started at the beginning, is 8 hours using T-160 (or 6 hours using T-120).

• The TV that is connected to your VCR may be turned on or off during IRT.

• If the tape runs out before the end time, the VCR will switch to the Stop mode immediately, eject the tape and the VCR power will be turned off.

TIMER RECORDING

TIMER RECORDING

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AUTOMATIC TIMER RECORDING

You may set the VCR to start and end a recording while you are away. You can set seven programs to record on specific days, daily or weekly within a 1 year period.

In the example below, the timer is being set to record:

SETTING TIME: from 7:30PM to 8:30PM

NOTE:

You must use the remote control for this procedure.

Make sure...

• VCR Power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

• Clock must be set to the correct time and date before setting the timer.

• Insert a cassette tape with its erase prevention tab in place. (If necessary, rewind or fast forward the tape to the point at which you want to begin recording.)

Avoid overlap of programs...

There is a case that a program will not be performed.

When programs overlap:

• The program that the start time is set earliest has priority.

• When the earliest program has finished and the programs which should start still overlap, the recording will start in order of the program number.

• If you programmed as the illustration, the timer recording would be carried out as follows (shaded part is the carried period):

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - for PROGRAM 2 for PROGRAM 1

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button.

2 Select "TIMER PROGRAMMING"

Press CH or button to point to "TIMER PROGRAMMING".

Then, press SELECT button.

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NOTE:

If you have not yet set the clock, "SETTING CLOCK" appears. If so, follow the steps [4] to [10] on pages

14, 15. Then, set the timer recording.

3 Select your desired program number (1 ~ 7)

Program number which is not set up flashes.

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired program number appears. (Example: 1)

Then, press SELECT button.

4 Select once, daily or weekly recording

For once recording:

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "ONCE". Then, press SELECT button.

For daily recording:

To record a TV program at the same time on the same channel every day. (Example:

Monday through Sunday)

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "DAILY". Then, press SELECT button.

For weekly recording:

To record a TV program at the same time on the same channel every week. (Example: every Monday on channel 7 at 5:00PM)

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "WEEKLY". Then, press SELECT button.

Make sure...

• If you did not set your desired digit within 2 seconds after pressing CH the input mode will forward to next step.

or button during steps [5] to [8],

• When you press SELECT button after pressing CH next step.

or button during steps [5] to [8], you may forward to

• Press ADD/DELETE button to go back one step from current step during steps [3] to [9].

5 Set the date when you want to start

First, press CH or button repeatedly until your desired month appears. (Example: "05" for May)

Next, enter a date. (Example: "06" for the 6th)

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6 Set the start time

First, press CH or button repeatedly until your desired hour appears. (Example: 07)

Next, enter a minute. (Example: 30)

Then, press CH or button to point to AM or PM. (Example: PM)

7 Set the end time

First, press CH or button repeatedly until your desired hour appears. (Example: 08)

Next, enter a minute. (Example: 30)

Then, press CH or button to point to AM or PM. (Example: PM)

8 Set the channel number

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired channel number appears. (Example: 16)

9 Set the tape speed

Press CH or button repeatedly until your desired tape speed appears. (Example: SP)

• "AUTO" is available only with Program No. 1.

See "Just-In Time Recording" on page 25 for the use of "AUTO" setting.

10 Exit the program mode

Press MENU button. Program 1 is now completed.

To set another program, repeat steps [1] to [10].

11 Set the timer

Press POWER button. This turns the VCR power off, and the " of all programmed events are displayed with current time.

" indicator lights up on the display. The number

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TO CORRECT AN AUTOMATIC TIMER PROGRAM

If you want to correct an automatic timer after you finished setting program,

1) Repeat steps [1] to [3] on previous page.

2) Select a digit you want to change using SELECT button or ADD/DELETE button.

3) Enter correct numbers using CH or button.

4) Press MENU button to return to original mode.

5) Press POWER button to return to timer stand-by mode.

TO STOP AN AUTOMATIC TIMER PROGRAM WHICH HAS ALREADY

STARTED

Press STOP/EJECT button on the VCR.

NOTE:

STOP button on the remote control will not function in the Automatic Timer Recording mode.

TO CANCEL OR CHECK THE START/END TIME

1) Repeat steps [1] to [2] previous page.

2) Select a program number you want to check using CH appears on the TV screen.

or button. The details of selected program

You may cancel the entire program by pressing ADD/DELETE button.

HINTS FOR TIMER RECORDING

• If there is a power failure or the VCR is unplugged for more than 30 seconds, the clock setting and all timer settings are lost.

• If the tape runs out before the end time, the VCR will switch to the Stop mode immediately, eject the tape and the VCR power will be turned off. The " " indicator will flash.

• If a tape is not inserted or the erase-protection tab is removed, the " recording cannot occur. Insert a tape that allows recording.

" indicator flashes and automatic timer

• The TV that is connected to your VCR may be turned ON or OFF when the VCR is in the timer-record mode.

• When you record a cable channel program with cable converter box, first set the VCR's channel to 3 or 4 whichever is the output channel of your cable box to the channel you want to record and leave on while you are recording with power on.

AUTO RETURN

If you select auto return to [AUTO] from the menu, when all the timer recordings are completed, the VCR will return to the beginning of the recorded program(s).

NOTE:

If there are any remaining programs including Daily & Weekly, this function does not be done.

1 Select the main menu

Press MENU button.

2 Select "VCR SET UP"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".

Then, press SELECT button.

3 Select "AUTO RETURN"

Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "AUTO RETURN".

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4 Select "AUTO RETURN" to [AUTO]

Press SELECT button so that [AUTO] will appear next to "AUTO RETURN".

5 To return to TV mode

Press MENU button.

WATCH THE RECORDED PROGRAM

Press POWER button to turn on the VCR. Then, press PLAY button.

JUST-IN TIME RECORDING

This function allows you to fully utilize the available tape length for timer recording. The VCR calculates the remaining tape amount and then adjusts the tape speed from SP to SLP as needed.

If it is suspected that the end of the tape will be reached before the reserved program ends (as long as SP mode is kept all the way), set recording mode to AUTO. This function is available only with Program No. 1 (Timer

Recording).

The auto mode starts recording in SP mode. The internal circuit compares the rest of the program against the available tape length. If the internal circuit determines that the available tape is not long enough to record the program in the SP mode, the Recording mode is automatically changed to SLP mode. This will assure coverage of the desired program before the end of the tape is reached.

Notes:

• Set the tape remainder switch ("~T60", "~T130" or "T140~") to the tape loaded. See "Setting the Remaining

Time" on next page.

• Even if SLP mode is selected, just-in time recording cannot compensate for a tape length which may be too short.

• A momentary picture break up will occur at the point on the tape when the recording speed changes from SP to

SLP.

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• The displayed remaining tape running time may not always match the actual remaining time on the tape (usually longer than the actual time). It is recommended to set the end of the reversed recording time several minutes after the end of the TV program.

SETTING THE REMAINING TIME

You can set the remaining tape running time of your tape. Follow the steps below to correct the tape remaining indication.

Make sure...

• VCR power must be turned on.

• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.

(CH3 or 4)

• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

• You must use the remote control for the following procedure.

• A video cassette must be inserted in the VCR for this function to work.

1 Select the main menu.

Press MENU button.

2 Press CH or button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".

Then, press SELECT button.

3 Select "~T60", "~T130" or "T140~"

Press SELECT button so that your desired time appears.

For example, the popular T-120 cassette tape calls for the "~T130" selection.

4 Exit the preset mode

Press MENU button to return to TV mode.

5 To check the remain time

Press SELECT button until REMAIN appears on TV screen.

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Note:

• In the Remain Time Mode calculating will start when the cassette tape is inserted and PLAY button is pressed.

While calculating, the TV screen shows as illustrated.

REMAINING TAPE RUNNING TIME DISPLAY

• Since the reel diameter and tape thickness are not common to all cassettes, the time count differs from cassette to cassette. Use the time display as an informative number only.

• During recording, the remaining tape running time is estimated based on the current recording mode (SP, LP,

SLP).

• During playback the remaining tape running time is calculated based on the current playback mode.

• Remain time will not appear on TV screen while in the Fast forward or Rewind Mode.

• There will be a delay of up to 1 minute before the remain time appears on the TV display.

Note:

The use of the following tapes will result in difference between the displayed remaining time and actual time to the end of the tape:

• Tape housed in a VHS-C cassette adapter.

• Shorter tape length such as a 10-minute cassette.

• T-180 cassette. In this case the display may read 2 Hours, 40 Minutes at the starting point in SP mode.

COPYING A VIDEO TAPE

Connect the editing (recording) VCR, source (playing) VCR and your TV using the following diagram.

EXAMPLE:

The editing (recording) VCR is this unit. The source (playing) VCR is another VCR.

NOTE:

When you connect the monaural VCR to this VCR, connect the Audio output jack of the monaural VCR to the AUDIO IN L jack of this VCR. The audio signal will be recorded both L and R channel equally.

Copying a Video Tape Hookup Illustration

1) Insert a pre-recorded video cassette into the source (playing) VCR.

2) Insert a blank video cassette, or one you want to record over, into the editing (recording) VCR cassette compartment.

3) Press TAPE SPEED button on the remote control to selec the desired recording speed (SLP, LP or SP) on the editing (recording) VCR.

4) Select AUX position on the editing (recording) VCR. See page 11, under "Input Select".

5) Press REC button on the editing (recording) VCR.

6) Begin playback of the tape in the source (playing) VCR.

NOTES:

• For best results during dubbing, use the VCR's front panel controls whenever possible. The remote control might affect the playback VCR's operation.

• Always use video-quality shielded cables with RCA-type connectors. Standard audio cables are not recommended.

• You can use a video disc player, satellite receiver, or other audio/video component with A/V outputs in place of the playback VCR.

CONTROLLING YOUR TV WITH THE VCR'S REMOTE

TO MONITOR THE RECORDING

1) Turn on the TV, and set it to the same output channel as the editing VCR channel 3 or 4.

2) Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.

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CONTROLLING YOUR TV WITH THE VCR'S REMOTE

This Hitachi remote control can be used with your TV as well as the VCR, as long as your TV comes with a remote control. This feature comes in handy--you won't have to juggle two remotes.

The remote control is compatible with the fifteen makers of TVs listed below--but don't be alarmed if yours is not on our list. You may still be able to program the remote for your TV.

Every TV that comes with a remote control is set up to detect certain infrared signals. You need to program the

VCR's remote control to send signals that your TV will recognize and respond to. Here's what to do:

Compatibility

• The remote control is designed to be operated with many televisions and cable converters, but will not work with every one made. If your TV or cable box does not respond the way it should when you program if as explained follows, this remote may be incapable of operating it.

• Once you have programmed the remote, you won't have to do it again until you change the batteries.

REMOTE CONTROL OF THE TV

PROGRAMMING THE REMOTE CONTROL OF THE TV

1 Turn on the TV

Turn on the TV (any channel is okay).

2 Program the remote control

Aim the VCR's remote control at your TV set. Hold down

the TV button

(not the VCR/TV button) while you press the number corresponding to your brand of television as shown in the chart.

For example;

If you have an RCA television, press TV and 0 at the same time. If this button combination sends a signal that matches with your TV, the channel will change on the TV, and you'll know the remote is set to control the television.

NOTES:

• If that button combination does not change the TV channel, go through the whole list of button combinations one by one until you find one that does change your TV channel..

• Also, if your brand of TV is not listed in the chart, try all the number buttons. One of them may work for you.

• If the TV channel still doesn't change after going through all the button combinations listed, it is likely that you will not be able to program this remote control for your TV.

TV Brands Press TV and This Number

Hitachi

Zenith

1

2

Sony 3

Magnavox 4

Sanyo 5

6 Gold Star 1

Toshiba 7

Gold Star 2

Panasonic 2

8

9

RCA

Panasonic 1

Mitsubishi

0

CH (up arrow)

CH (down arrow)

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

JVC 100/ENT

Sharp 1 MEMORY

Sharp 2 SELECT

CONTROLLING THE TV

Once programmed, the VCR's remote control is ready to control the TV.

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NOTE:

Be aware that not all of your TV's functions may work even though the remote control is correctly programmed.

1 Select the TV function mode

First press TV button to change to the TV function mode, then press the button of the TV function that you want.

For example;

Press TV button and the CH ( ), and the TV station will change to the next higher station.

2 Return to the VCR function mode

Press VCR button to operate your VCR with the remote again.

REMOTE CONTROL OF THE CABLE CONVERTER

If you have a cable converter, you will probably want to program your VCR's remote control so you can easily change channels. The process is the same as for programming the remote to operate your TV. For additional details, see the previous page.

PROGRAMMING THE REMOTE CONTROL OF THE CABLE

CONVERTER

1 Program the remote control

Hold down the CATV button and press the number of your brand of cable box (shown in the chart).

NOTE:

If that button combination does not work, or if your brand is not on the chart, just go through all the button combinations until you find the one that works best.

Cable Converters

Jerrold 1

Jerrold 2

Jerrold 3

Press CATV and This Number

1

2

3

Scientific Atlanta 6

TO OPERATE THE CABLE BOX ONCE THE REMOTE IS

PROGRAMMED FOR IT.

1 Press CATV and then the button of the function you want.

2 Press VCR button to operate your VCR with the remote again.

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

If you have followed the instructions contained in this manual and have difficulty in operating your VCR, locate the

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SYMPTOM in the left column below. Check the corresponding POSSIBLE CAUSE and CORRECTIVE ACTION columns to remedy the problem.

No power.

Timer recording is not possible.

• Power cord is not connected.

• The VCR power is turned off.

• Connect power cord to AC outlet.

• Press POWER button to turn on the

VCR.

• The timer recording is set incorrectly. • Set the timer recording correctly.

• The VCR power is turned on.

• VCR clock is not set correctly.

• Press POWER button to turn off the VCR.

• Set VCR clock correctly.

Recording mode cannot be engaged.

• The erase prevention tab on cassette is missing.

• Place a plastic tape over the hole.

No picture or poor picture on playback.

• The TV and/or VCR is in the TV mode.

• Set your TV to the the VCR mode and/or press VCR/TV button on the

remote so appears on the display.

• The TV fine tuning is not set

correctly.

• Fine tune your TV.

Noise in picture on • Video heads are dirty.

Playback picture is • The tracking control is not set

• Head cleaning is necessary, consult nearest Service

Center.

• Adjust tracking control for a better

On-the-air TV • Connections are not correctly made. • Re-check the ANT.IN and ANT.OUT programs connections. seen. • The TV and/or VCR is in VCR Set your TV to the TV mode and/or button remote

control "VCR" the display.

No operation by • Weak batteries. • Check the batteries in the remote

Control. • The TV or CATV button is pressed. • Press VCR button on the remote

Operation buttons do not work after there is a power failure or you move your VCR.

• Channel Memory Programming is required because programmed channels are erased.

• See "NOTES" under "AUTOMATIC

CHANNEL PRESET" on page 12.

MAINTENANCE

SERVICING

Should your VCR become inoperative, do not try to correct the problem by yourself. There are no user-servicable parts inside. Turn off, unplug the power cord, and take the unit to Hitachi Authorized Service Center for servicing.

CABINET CLEANING

• Wipe the front panel and other exterior surfaces of the VCR with a soft cloth immersed in lukewarm water and

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wrung dry.

• Never use a solvent or alcohol. Do not spray insecticide liquid near the VCR. Such chemicals may cause damage and discoloration to the exposed surfaces.

HEAD CLEANING

Playback picture may become blurred or interrupted while the TV program reception is clear. Dirt accumulated on the video heads after long periods of use, or the usage of rental or worn tapes can cause this problem. If a streaky or snowy picture appears during playback, the heads of your VCR may need to be cleaned.

1. Please visit your local Audio/Video store and purchase a good quality VHS Video Head Cleaner.

2. If a Video Head Cleaner does not solve the problem, consult the nearest Hitachi Authorized Service Center.

Professional video head cleaning requires highly technical attention.

NOTES:

• Remember to read the instructions included with the head cleaner before use.

• Clean heads only when problems occur.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Video Signal System:

Record/Playback System:

Tape Speed:

RF Input:

Tuner:

NTSC color EIA standard

Video: 4 heads

Audio: VHS Hi-Fi stereo record/playback system

33.35mm/sec (SP), 16.67mm/sec (LP), 11.12mm/sec (SLP)

UHF/VHF 75 ohm

181 channel tuning ability *(125 cable channels)

Power Consumption:

Cabinet Size:

Weight:

Storage Temperature:

17 W nominal

14-1/4" (W) x 3-5/8" (H) x 10" (D)

36.0cm (W) x 9.2cm (H) x 25.2cm (D)

7.0 lbs. (3.2 kg) (approx.)

-4°F to 131°F

Operating Temperature:

Accessories:

41°F to 104°F

1 coaxial cable (Part No. 5857952),

1 remote control unit (Part No. HL10472), 2 AA batteries

* Check your cable company's compatibility requirements.

For information about how to obtain these accessories, please call TOLL FREE 1-800-448-2244 for your nearest

Hitachi Authorized Parts Distributor in the continental United States. For ALASKA and HAWAII, please contact the nearest Hitachi Regional office.

• Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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