null  User manual
OWNER'S MANUAL
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
ESPAÑOL ENGLISH
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
VIDEOGRABADOR DE CASSETTE
MVR4041
ATTENTION
ATENCION
If you purchase a universal remote control from your local retailer, please contact the
remote manufacturer for the required programming code.
Si usted a comprado un control de remoto universal, por favor comunicace con el fabricante
para el codico de programaccion requerido.
TV/CATV MODE SELECTION
SELECCION DE MODO DE TV/CATV
When shipped from the factory, the TV/CATV menu option is set to the "CATV" (Cable
Television) mode.
If not using CATV (Cable TV), set this menu option to the "TV" mode.
A la salida de fábrica, la opción de menú TV/CATV está en el modo "CATV" (televisión por cable).
Si no se va a utilizar el CATV (TV cable), cambie la opción de este menú al modo TV.
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly.
Antes de utilizar su aparato favor de leer las siguientes instrucciones.
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol
within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the partly responsible for compliance with
the FCC Rules could void the user's authority to operate
this equipment.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
1. READ INSTRUCTIONS
All the safety and operating instructions should be
7. WATER AND MOISTURE
Do not use this unit near water. For example, near a
read before the unit is operated.
2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS
The safety and operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a
wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
8. ACCESSORIES
Do not place this unit on an unstable cart, stand,
3. HEED WARNINGS
All warnings on the unit and in the operating
instructions should be adhered to.
4. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5. CLEANING
Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall, causing
serious injury, and serious damage to the unit.
8A. 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.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(symbol provided by RETAC)
Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. ATTACHMENTS
The manufacturer of this unit does not make any
recommendations for attachments, as they may cause
hazards.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Slots and openings in the cabinet back or bottom
are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the unit and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered.
To protect your unit from 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
The openings should never be blocked by placing
the unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
This unit should never be placed near or over a
radiator or heat source. This unit should not be
damage to the unit due to lightning and power line
surges.
14. POWER LINES
An outside antenna system should not be located in
placed in built-in installations such as a bookcase or
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
10. POWER SOURCES
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
This unit should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the rating plate. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your appliance dealer or local power company. For units intended to operate from battery
power, or other sources, refer to the operating
instructions.
11. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
This unit is equipped with a polarized alternatingcurrent 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
keep from touching such power lines or circuits, as
contact with them might be fatal.
15. OVERLOADING
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords, as
this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
16. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY
Do not push objects through any openings in this unit
as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short
out parts that could result in fire or electric shock.
Never spill or spray any type of liquid into the unit.
17. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected
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 If your
to the unit, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded to provide some protection against voltage
surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
unit is equipped with a 3-wire grounding-type plug, a
plug having a third (grounding) pin, this plug will only
fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This too, is a
safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
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
into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace
your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the groundingtype 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
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
18. SERVICING
Do not attempt to service this unit yourself as
opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the appliance.
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13. LIGHTNING
9. VENTILATION
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
20. REPLACEMENT PARTS
19. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE
Unplug this unit 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.
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician uses replacement parts specified
by the manufacturer or those that have the same
characteristics as the original parts.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the unit.
c. If the unit has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the unit does not operate normally by
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock or other hazards.
21. SAFETY CHECK
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this
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 unit to its normal
operation.
e. If the unit has been dropped or the cabinet has
been damaged.
f. When the unit exhibits a distinct change in
performance, this indicates a need for service.
unit, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the unit is in proper
operating condition.
22. HEAT
The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
23. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building,
as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER THE
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND CLAMP
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
NEC-NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
S2898A
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
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PRECAUTIONS
DO NOT OPERATE THIS VCR FOR AT LEAST TWO
OR THREE HOURS WHEN MOISTURE IN THE AIR
CONDENSES ON THE VCR.
WHAT IS MOISTURE CONDENSATION?
When a cold liquid is poured into a glass, for example,
water vapor in the air will condense on the surface of the
glass. This is called moisture condensation.
MOISTURE WILL CONDENSE ON THE UNIT IN THE
FOLLOWING CASES;
• When you move this VCR from a cold to a warm place.
• After heating a cold room or under extremely humid
conditions.
WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE THE ABOVE CONDITIONS,
Plug the power cord into an AC outlet, press the POWER
button to turn on and leave the unit at room temperature
until moisture condensation disappears.
Depending on the surrounding conditions, this may take
two or three hours.
LOCATION AND HANDLE
• If you cause a static discharge when touching the VCR,
and the VCR fails to function, simply unplug the unit
from the wall outlet, wait 10 minutes and plug it back
in. The VCR should return to normal operation.
• When you finish operating the VCR, always unload
the cassette and turn off the power.
• When you leave your home for a long time, unplug the
AC power cord.
• To protect the VCR from a lightning storm, unplug the
AC power cord from the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna.
POWER SOURCE
TO USE AC POWER SOURCE
Use the AC polarized line cord provided for operation on
AC. Insert the AC cord plug into a standard 120V 60Hz
polarized AC outlet.
NOTES:
1. Never connect the AC line cord plug to other than the
specified voltage (120V 60Hz). Use the attached
power cord only.
2. If the polarized AC cord does not fit into a non-polarized
AC outlet, do not attempt to file or cut the blade. It is the
user’s responsibility to have an electrician replace the
obsolete outlet.
AC Outlet
• Avoid extreme heat or cold. (41˚F/5˚C-104˚F/40˚C)
• Do not place the VCR on or near appliances which
may cause electromagnetic interference, e.g. TV,
speakers, etc. Doing so may cause erratic operation
of the VCR including picture and/or sound distortion or
noise.
Wider Hole
and Blade
• Avoid extreme moisture and dust.
• The ventilation holes prevent overheating. Do not
block or cover these holes. Especially avoid covering
the holes with soft materials such as cloth or paper.
• Do not insert fingers or any other objects into the
cassette loading slot. Do not spray cleaner or wax
directly on the VCR or use forced air to remove dust.
Polarized AC Cord Plug
(One blade is wider than the other)
• Avoid places subject to strong vibration. Use in a
horizontal (flat) position only.
• Keep the VCR away from flower vases, sinks, etc.
If liquids should be spilled into the VCR, serious
damage will result. If you spill any liquids into the
VCR, unplug the AC power cord immediately and
consult qualified service personnel before attempting
to use the VCR again.
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MOISTURE CONDENSATION
PRECAUTIONS
FEATURES
BATTERY CAUTIONS
Follow these precautions when using batteries in this
device:
• Use only the size and type of batteries specified.
• Be sure to follow the correct polarity when installing
the batteries as indicated in the battery compartment.
Reversed batteries may cause damage to the device.
• Do not mix different types of batteries together (e.g.
Alkaline and Carbon-zinc) or old batteries with fresh
ones.
• If the device is not to be used for a long period of
time, remove the batteries to prevent damage or
injury from possible battery leakage.
• Do not try to recharge batteries not intended to be
recharged; they can overheat and rupture (Follow
battery manufacturer's directions).
BATTERY INSTALLATION
High Quality Picture Technology - This video cassette
recorder marked "HQ" incorporates VHS high quality
technology. A built-in detail enhancer is used to boost
the recorded signal and provide maximum picture
quality in playback. It is compatible with other VHS video
cassette recorders.
4 Video Heads - Provides optimal picture quality for
special effects playback.
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound - With a frequency response of 20
to 20,000 Hz and a dynamic range of better than 90dB,
this VCR provides a level of excellence that rivals
compact discs.
8-Program/1-Month Programmable Timer with
Everyday/Every Week Capability - The built-in timer
allows automatic absentee recording of up to 8 TV
programs within 1month. It is also possible to record a
program which is broadcast at the same time everyday
or every week.
On-Screen Display and Programming - When you
select a channel or make other changes, the TV will
show an indicator on the screen for a few seconds.
Clock settings, timer setting and other set-up operations
can be carried out using the on-screen display menu
system.
• Open the battery
compartment cover.
• Install two "AAA"
batteries.
Digital Auto Tracking - Automatically adjusts tracking
during playback for the best possible picture.
• Replace the cover.
EFFECTIVE DISTANCE OF THE
REMOTE CONTROL
181 Channel Tuner - Receives standard VHF and UHF
broadcast channels and up to 113 cable channels.
One-touch Timer Recording (OTR) - Simply by
pressing the REC/OTR button, the VCR can be programmed for up to 5 hours of recording with an immediate start.
Automatic Power On - When loading a cassette tape,
this VCR will automatically turn on.
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30˚
NOTES: • When direct sunlight, an incandescent lamp,
fluorescent lamp or any other strong light
shines on the Remote Sensor, the remote
operation may be unstable.
• When there is an obstacle between the VCR
and the remote control, the remote control
may not operate.
Automatic Playback - When loading a cassette tape without the erase prevention tab, this VCR will automatically
turn on and play back the cassette tape at the correct
speed.
Automatic Rewind-Stop-Eject-Power Off - When a
tape reaches its end during playback and recording, it
will automatically stop, rewind, stop, eject the tape and
the VCR will turn off.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
On-Screen 3 Language Display - This TV can display
the on screen language in English, Spanish or French.
Slow Motion - This VCR provides slow motion which offers steady, noise free playback at 1/10 normal speed.
Frame by Frame Advance - Press the SLOW button
during still playback to advance the tape one frame at
a time.
Real Time Tape Counter with Zero Return - The
counter displays real tape time and the zero return
function can be used to return the tape to a preselected
position (00:00:00) while the counter can be used to
locate programs.
Channel Skip - An unwanted channel can be deleted
when using the CHANNEL ▲ or ▼ button.
Fluorescent Multi-Function Display - Selected
functions are immediately indicated on the display.
CAUTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS .................................... 2
PRECAUTIONS ......................................................... 5
PREPARATION
FEATURES ................................................................ 6
LOCATION OF CONTROLS ...................................... 8
BASIC CONNECTIONS ........................................... 10
CATV (CABLE TV) CONNECTIONS ....................... 12
AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTIONS .............................. 14
SETTING THE VIDEO CHANNEL ........................... 15
ON-SCREEN LANGUAGE SELECTION ................. 15
SETTING THE CLOCK ............................................ 15
SETTING THE CHANNELS ..................................... 16
NOISE ELIMINATION (BLUE SCREEN) ................. 16
PLAYBACK
LOADING AND UNLOADING .................................. 17
PLAYBACK .............................................................. 17
SPECIAL PLAYBACK .............................................. 18
2 Speed Picture Search - 3 or 5 times normal speed in
SP mode (7X or 9X in LP and 9X or 15X in SLP).
RECORDING
3 Speed Playback - Plays three tape speeds (SP, LP,
SLP).
RECORDING A TV PROGRAM ............................... 18
ONE-TOUCH TIMER RECORDING (OTR) ............. 20
SETTING THE TIMER RECORDING ...................... 20
2 Speed Record - Records two tape speeds (SP, SLP).
Stereo/SAP Reception - This VCR is designed to receive
stereo and separate audio program (SAP) broadcasts
where available.
Front Audio/Video In Jacks - A VCR or other video
device may be hooked up for dubbing.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ON-SCREEN FUNCTION DISPLAY ........................
STEREO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK ...............
SEPARATE AUDIO PROGRAM (SAP) ...................
USING ZERO RETURN ...........................................
DUPLICATING A VIDEO TAPE ...............................
VIDEO HEAD CLEANING ........................................
BEFORE REQUESTING SERVICE .........................
SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................
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Automatic Repeat Play System - When the AUTO
REPEAT option is turned on, this VCR will automatically
play back the same cassette tape repeatedly.
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
1
FRONT
2
3
4
5
POWER
PLAY
F.FWD
REW
STOP/EJECT
VIDEO IN
L
MONO
AUDIO IN
CHANNEL
R
REC/OTR
9
10
8
7
6
REMOTE CONTROL
POWER
5
11
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
19
CHANNEL
REC/OTR
PAUSE/STILL
3
2
8
PLAY
4
REW
F.FWD
20
12
MENU
ENTER
STOP
13
– TRACKING +
14
SET
21
22
AUTO
TIMER REC TRACKING
CANCEL
15
CLOCK/
COUNTER
SLOW
ZERO
RETURN
16
COUNTER
RESET
AUDIO
SELECT
INPUT
SELECT
TV/VCR
SPEED
CALL
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23
24
25
26
27
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1. Cassette Loading Slot - To insert or remove a
video tape.
2. REW button - In the STOP mode, this button
rapidly winds the tape backwards. In the PLAY
mode, this button activates Reverse Search.
3. PLAY button - Press to play a prerecorded tape.
4. F. FWD button - In the STOP mode, this button
rapidly winds the tape forward. In the PLAY mode,
this button activates Forward Search.
5. POWER button - Turns the VCR power on and off.
6. REC/OTR button - Press once to start normal
recording. Additional presses activate One-touch
Timer Recording.
7. STOP/EJECT button - Press once to stop the tape
in any mode. Press again to eject the tape.
8. CHANNEL ▼ / ▲ buttons - Used to select a
channel for viewing or recording.
9. Remote Sensor - Signals from the Remote Control
are received here.
10. AUDIO (L/R)/VIDEO In Jacks - Audio and video
signal cables from an external source can be
connected here.
11. Direct Channel Selection buttons (0-9) - Allows
direct access to any channel.
12. STOP button - Press to stop the tape.
13. MENU button - Press to display the on-screen menu
function.
14. TIMER REC button - Used to set the VCR to start
recording at a preset time.
15. SLOW button - Press to play back a tape in slow
motion or to advance the tape one frame at a time
during still playback.
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REAR
OUT
UHF/VHF
VIDEO
IN(ANT)
L
OUT(TV)
AUDIO
R
3
4
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16. CLOCK/COUNTER selector button - Switches
between the clock and the real time tape counter.
17. COUNTER RESET button - Resets the Real Time
Tape Counter to 00:00:00.
18. TV/VCR selector button - Switches between TV
and VCR.
19. PAUSE/STILL button - During recording, this
button temporarily stops the tape. The "
" will
appear on the screen. During playback, it stops the
tape and displays a still image on the TV screen.
20. TRACKING/SET + / – buttons - During playback, they
are used to adjust tracking manually. Used to set or
adjust in the menu mode.
21. ENTER button - Used to enter the information in
the menu mode.
22. AUTO TRACKING buttons - Allows automatic adjustment of tracking to minimize picture noise during
playback.
23. CANCEL button - Used to clear the selected timer
recording program.
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24. ZERO RETURN button - Used to stop the tape
when the counter reaches "00:00:00".
25. AUDIO SELECT button - Switches sound between
mono and stereo, and SAP when receiving broadcasts in stereo or SAP.
26. INPUT SELECT button - Switches the program for
viewing between the VCR and external input sources.
27. CALL button - Displays the present time/day of the
week, channel, counter, speed selection and VCR
mode on the TV screen.
28. SPEED (SP/SLP) selector button - Sets the tape
speed for recording.
29. AUDIO(L/R)/VIDEO OUT Jacks - Use to output audio
and video signal to a TV, amplifier or VCR.
30. UHF/VHF IN (ANT) Jack - Connect a UHF/VHF
antenna or CATV cable to this jack.
31. UHF/VHF OUT (TV) Jack - Use to output UHF/VHF
or CATV signal to a TV.
32. 3/4 Channel Selector Switch - Selects the channel
through which the VCR outputs its signal to a TV.
33. AC Power Cord - Connect to a 120V 60Hz outlet.
FLUORESCENT DISPLAY
One-touch Timer
Recording
POWER indicator
VCR
OTR
Timer Record
Tape Speed
VCR
ATR
APM
SLP
ATR (Auto Tracking)
AM/PM
Multi-Function Display
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BASIC CONNECTIONS
If you are using an antenna system, follow the instructions. If you are a cable (CATV) subscriber,skip ahead to
page 12 for the proper connections.
ANTENNA TO VCR CONNECTION
The VCR must be connected "between" the antenna and the TV. First, disconnect the antenna from the TV and connect
it to the VCR. Then connect the VCR to the TV. Below are 3 common methods of connecting an antenna system to a
VCR. Find the type of antenna system you are using and follow the connection diagram.
1
Combination VHF/UHF Antenna with 75 ohm Coaxial Cable
VCR
IN
75 ohm Coaxial Cable
2
OUT
Combination VHF/UHF Antenna with 300 ohm Twin Lead (Flat) Wire
VCR
Matching Transformer
300 ohm Input
75 ohm output
(not supplied)
IN
OUT
300 ohm Twin Lead (Flat) Wire
3
VCR
Separate VHF and UHF Antennas
VHF
Combiner
75/300 ohm Inputs
75 ohm output
(not supplied)
UHF
IN
300 ohm Twin Lead (Flat) Wire
OUT
75 ohm Coaxial Cable
NOTE: If both VHF and UHF antennas have 300 ohm twin lead (flat) wires, use a combiner having two 300 ohm
inputs and one 75 ohm output.
NOTES: • A clear picture will not be obtained by the VCR unless the antenna signal is good. Connect the antenna to the
VCR properly.
• For better quality recording, an indoor antenna or a telescopic antenna is not recommended. The use of an
outdoor type antenna is required.
• If you are not sure about the connection, please refer to qualified service personnel.
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After you have connected the antenna to the VCR, you must connect the VCR to the TV.
Below are 3 common methods of connecting your VCR to a TV. Find the type of TV you are using and follow the
connection diagram.
This VCR has a single 75 ohm output for connection to a TV. If your TV has separate VHF and UHF antenna inputs
(numbers 2 and 3 below), use a splitter to connect the VCR to the TV for VHF and UHF reception.
TV
IN
VHF/UHF IN
OUT
NOTE: If a VHF or UHF antenna
is used, set the TV/CATV
menu option to the "TV"
mode.
75 ohm Coaxial Cable (supplied)
TV with single 75 ohm
VHF/UHF antenna input
TV
IN
OUT
75 ohm Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
Splitter
75 ohm Input
75/300 ohm outputs
(not supplied)
UHF
VHF
NOTE: If a VHF or UHF antenna
is used, set the TV/CATV
menu option to the "TV"
mode.
TV with 300 ohm UHF
and 75 ohm VHF
antenna inputs
TV
UHF
IN
OUT
75 ohm Coaxial Cable
(supplied)
Splitter
75 ohm Input
300 ohm outputs
(not supplied)
VHF
NOTE: If a VHF or UHF antenna
is used, set the TV/CATV
menu option to the "TV"
mode.
TV with 300 ohm UHF
and 300 ohm VHF
antenna inputs
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VCR TO TV CONNECTION
CATV (CABLE TV) CONNECTIONS
Many cable companies offer services permitting reception of extra channels including pay or subscription channels.
This VCR has an extended tuning range and can be tuned to most cable channels without using a cable company
supplied converter box, except for those channels which are intentionally scrambled. If you subscribe to a special
channel which is scrambled, you must have a descrambler box for proper reception.
1
VCR
TV
UHF/VHF
IN
VHF/UHF
IN (ANT)
Incoming Cable
OUT
ALLOWS: * Recording of nonscrambled channels.
* Use of the programmable timer.
* Recording of one channel while watching another.
VCR
2
Converter/
Descrambler
TV
UHF/VHF
IN
VHF/UHF
IN (ANT)
Incoming
Cable
OUT
ALLOWS: * Recording of channels through the converter box
(scrambled and unscrambled).
* Using the programmable timer to record only the
channel selected at the converter box.
PREVENTS: * Recording one channel while watching another.
* Using the VCR tuner to select channels.
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NOTE:
To record from converter/descrambler, VCR
tuner must be tuned to the converter output
channel, usually channel 3 or 4.
VCR
TV
UHF/VHF
IN
Converter/Descrambler
Incoming Cable
VHF/UHF
IN (ANT)
OUT
ALLOWS: * Recording of nonscrambled channels.
* Use of the programmable timer.
* Recording an unscrambled channel while watching
any channel selected at the converter box.
PREVENTS: Recording scrambled channels.
NOTE:
If you are playing a tape or using the tuner
built into the VCR, the converter must be set
to the video channel output of the VCR
(either 3 or 4).
NOTE: Whenever a Converter/Descrambler box is placed before the VCR, you must tune the VCR to the output of
the Converter/Descrambler box, usually channel 3 or 4.
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This VCR cannot receive scrambled programs since it does not contain a descrambler. In order to receive scrambled
programs, your existing descrambler must be used. Descrambler boxes are available from cable companies. Consult
your local cable company for more information concerning connection to their descrambler equipment. There are
many ways to connect your VCR to a cable system. Below are six common methods of connection.
VCR
4
TV
Splitter
UHF/VHF
IN
Incoming
Cable
ALLOWS: *
*
*
PREVENTS: *
*
OUT
Converter/Descrambler
A/B Switch
VHF/UHF
IN (ANT)
A
B
Recording of one channel while watching another.
Using the programmable timer to record only the channel selected at the converter box.
Recording of all channels through the converter box.
Watching scrambled channels while recording another channel.
Using the VCR tuner to select channels.
VCR
5
TV
Splitter
UHF/VHF
IN
Converter/
Descrambler
Incoming
Cable
OUT
A/B Switch
VHF/UHF
IN (ANT)
A
B
ALLOWS: *
*
*
*
PREVENTS:
Recording of nonscrambled channels.
Recording of one channel while watching another.
Watching premium channels through the converter while recording nonscrambled channels.
Using the programmable timer.
Recording scrambled channels.
VCR
6
Splitter
Converter/
Descrambler
TV
UHF/VHF
IN
Incoming
Cable
Converter/
Descrambler
OUT
VHF/UHF
IN (ANT)
A/B Switch
A
B
ALLOWS: * Recording of all channels through the converter box.
* Recording a scrambled or unscrambled channel while watching another (scrambled or
unscrambled) channel.
* Using the programmable timer to record only the channel selected at the converter box.
PREVENTS: Using the VCR tuner to select channels.
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ENGLISH
IMPORTANT: Make sure the TV/CATV menu option is set to the "CATV" mode.
AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTIONS
If your TV has AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN jacks, you can connect your VCR to them to receive a higher quality
picture and sound. If you have a stereo, you can connect a stereo amplifier to enjoy powerful sound.
AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTION
From ANTENNA/CATV system
VCR
To UHF/VHF IN
TV
IN
To VIDEO OUT
OUT
To AUDIO (L) OUT
To UHF/VHF OUT
To AUDIO (R) OUT
To ANT IN
To AUDIO (R) IN
To VIDEO IN
To AUDIO (L) IN
AUDIO/VIDEO Cord (not supplied)
1. Connect the VIDEO OUT jack on the VCR to the VIDEO IN jack on the TV.
2. Connect the AUDIO (L/R) OUT jacks on the VCR to the AUDIO (L/R) IN jacks on the TV.
3. Set the VIDEO/TV selector of your TV to "VIDEO".
STEREO AMPLIFIER CONNECTIONS
When you connect your VCR to a Stereo Component System, you can view the picture from the VCR while
enjoying powerful sound from your audio system.
From ANTENNA/CATV system
VIDEO Cord
(not supplied)
To UHF/VHF IN
VCR
To VIDEO IN
TV
To ANT IN
To VIDEO OUT
IN
To AUDIO (L) OUT
OUT
To AUDIO (R) OUT
To UHF/VHF OUT
To AUX (L) IN
To AUX (R) IN
AUDIO Cord (not supplied)
Connect the AUDIO (L/R) OUT jacks on the VCR to the AUX (L/R) IN jacks on the stereo amplifier.
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SETTING THE VIDEO
CHANNEL
2
When a TV is connected with the 75 ohm coaxial cable
only.
1
2
Turn ON the VCR POWER button.
3
Turn ON the TV and set to CH 3 or 4 to correspond
with the channel selected in 2.
4
Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the VCR
position.
The VCR indicator will light in the display.
5
Select any channel to receive
a TV station in your area.
The channel number will
appear on the screen and
display for about 4 seconds.
Set the 3/4 Channel selector switch (Rear of the
VCR) to CH 3 or 4.
CH 125
For a push-button TV tuner
If CH 3 or 4 corresponding to the video channel cannot
be tuned on your TV, proceed as follows: set the VCR 3/
4 channel selector and the TV to CH 3 or 4, play back a
prerecorded tape and tune the TV to receive a sharp
color picture from the video cassette recorder. Refer to
your TV owner's manual for details.
LANGUAGE SELECTION
This VCR can display on the TV screen in the
English, Spanish or French languages.
On-screen language selection (step 2) will
automatically appear on the screen when you press
the MENU button initially. Select the language you
prefer first, then proceed with the other menu
options.
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Turn ON the VCR POWER button.
• Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the VCR
mode.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable,
turn the TV and this VCR on and select the video input
mode on the TV.
1
Press the MENU button.
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the
LANGUAGE option, then
press the ENTER button.
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
3
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the
desired language: English
(ENGLISH), Spanish
(ESPAÑOL) or French
(FRANCAIS), then press the
ENTER button.
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
ENGLISH
To view playback of a recorded tape, or to watch a
program selected by the VCR's channel selector, the
TV must be set to channel 3 or 4 (video channel).
FRANCAIS
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
Press the MENU button until the menu screen is
cleared.
SETTING THE CLOCK
You must set the date and time manually for timer
recordings.
EXAMPLE: Setting the clock to "8:30 AM" March, 23
(FRI), 2001.
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Turn ON the VCR POWER button.
• Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the VCR
mode.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable, turn
the TV and this VCR on, and select the video input
mode on the TV.
1
Press the MENU button. Press
the TRACKING/SET + or –
button to select the CLOCK SET
option, then press the ENTER
button.
2
Press the TRACKING/SET + or
– button to set the month, then
press the ENTER button.
4
3
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
MONTH
3
DAY
1 (WED)
YEAR
2000
Set the day, year and time as in
TIME
12 : 00 AM
Step 2.
+/–/ENTER/CANCEL/MENU
• The day of the week will
automatically appear when
MONTH
3
you set the year.
DAY
23 (FRI)
• Press and hold down the
YEAR
2001
button to increase/ decrease
TIME
8 : 30 AM
the minute by 10.
〈+/–/ENTER/CANCEL/MENU〉
• Auto date and time start
functioning when you finish
setting.
NOTES: • After a power failure or disconnection of the
power, the timer settings will be lost. In this
case, reset the present time.
• Press the CANCEL button to move cursor
backward for correction.
• If you want to correct time or date while the
clock is functioning, press the MENU button,
then press TRACKING/SET + or – button to
select the CLOCK SET option, then press the
ENTER button.
To make any adjustments perform steps 2
through 3.
1 2
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SETTING THE CHANNELS
This VCR is equipped with a channel memory feature
which allows channels to skip up or down to the next
channel set into memory, skipping over unwanted
channels. Before selecting channels, they must be
programmed into the VCR’s memory. In addition to
normal VHF and UHF channels, this VCR can receive
up to 113 Cable TV channels. To use this VCR with an
antenna, set the TV/CATV menu option to the TV mode.
When shipped from the factory, this menu option is in
the CATV mode.
TV/CATV SELECTION
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Press the TRACKING/SET +
3
4
or – button to select the CH
SET UP option, then press the
ENTER button.
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the TV/
CATV mode.
Press the ENTER button to
select the TV or CATV mode.
The arrow indicates the
selected mode.
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
Press the MENU button.
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the CH
SET UP option, then press the
ENTER button.
2
Press the TRACKING/SET + or
– button to select the ADD/DELETE mode, then press the
ENTER button.
3
4
TV CATV
AUTO CH MEMORY
ADD/DELETE
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
AUTOMATIC MEMORY TUNING
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Turn ON the VCR POWER button.
• Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the VCR
mode.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable, turn
the TV and this VCR on, and select the video input mode
on the TV.
2
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the
AUTO CH MEMORY mode,
then press the ENTER button.
3
The auto tuning will start. The
channel display will count up
and when finished, the screen
returns to normal. Channel
numbers will remain red until
auto memorizing is complete.
TV CATV
AUTO CH MEMORY
ADD/DELETE
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
ADD
CH 002
Press the ENTER button if you
wish to DELETE the channel
from memory.
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
Press the ENTER button if
you wish to ADD the
unmemorized channel.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each channel to be added
or deleted.
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
NOISE ELIMINATION
When you don't want to receive a weak signal
broadcast, the Blue back screen can be obtained by
selecting the NO NOISE BACKGROUND "ON". When
the unit is shipped from the factory, the NO NOISE
BACKGROUND is set to the "ON".
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Turn ON the VCR POWER button.
• Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the VCR
mode.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable,
turn the TV and this VCR on and select the video input
mode on the TV.
CH SET UP
TV CATV
AUTO CH MEMORY
ADD/DELETE
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
1
Press the MENU button, then
press the TRACKING/SET + or
– button to select the NO
NOISE BACKGROUND option.
2
Press the ENTER button to
select the ON position.
3
Press the MENU button again.
CH 001
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CH SET UP
deleting all of the desired channels, to return to
normal TV viewing.
Press the MENU button twice to return to normal TV
viewing.
Press the MENU button.
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the CH
SET UP option, then press
the ENTER button.
Select the desired channels to
be added or deleted using the
TRACKING/SET + or – button.
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
5 Press the MENU button three times after adding or
The VCR can receive a maximum of 181 channels by
presetting the channels into memory.
1
1
CH SET UP
TV
- VHF/UHF channels
CATV - CABLE TV channels
5
TO ADD/DELETE CHANNELS
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MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
LOADING AND UNLOADING
Use only video cassette tapes marked
.
LOADING
TO STOP PLAYBACK
Push the center of the tape until it
is automatically retracted.
AUTOMATIC POWER ON
The VCR will turn on automatically and the POWER indicator
will light. The clock counter
display will change to the counter
display.
ENGLISH
Press the STOP button once.
The tape will stop but remain fully
loaded and ready to play.
" " will appear on the screen for
about 4 seconds. The STOP
indicator will light in the display for
about 4 seconds.
This VCR selects the playback tape speed SP, LP or
SLP automatically.
AUTOMATIC PLAY
When loading a cassette tape without the erase prevention tab, playback will start immediately.
Insert the cassette with its labeled side facing you. An
inverted cassette cannot be inserted.
UNLOADING
To unload a cassette, press the
STOP/EJECT button on the VCR
twice. The first press will stop the
tape in any mode. The second
press will eject the tape. " " will
appear on the screen for about 4
seconds. The EJECT indicator will
light in the display for about 4 seconds. The counter
display will change to the clock display for about 4
seconds.
TO REWIND OR FORWARD THE TAPE
RAPIDLY
Press the REW button in the
STOP mode.
"
" will appear on the screen for
about 4 seconds. The REW
indicator will light in the display for
about 4 seconds.
Press the F.FWD button in the
STOP mode.
" will appear on the screen for
"
about 4 seconds. The F.FWD
indicator will light in the display for
about 4 seconds.
AUTOMATIC EJECT
If the VCR automatically rewinds the tape to the beginning (AUTO REWIND FEATURE), the tape will be
ejected automatically (See the NOTE on page 19).
NOTES: • Always eject the tape when not in use.
• The cassette can be ejected even if the VCR
is turn off.
PLAYBACK
TO START PLAYBACK
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable,
turn the TV and this VCR on and select the video input
mode on the TV.
Load a prerecorded tape
(When loading a cassette tape
without the erase prevention
tab, playback will start automatically). The clock display
will change to the counter
display.
2
Press the PLAY button.
Playback will start. " " will
appear on the screen for
about 4 seconds. The PLAY
indicator will light in the
display for about 4 seconds.
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If you want to see the tape program during REW or
F.FWD mode, press and hold the REW or F.FWD button
again. The backward or forward visual search picture
will be seen on the screen. Release the button to return
to the REW or F.FWD mode.
DIGITAL TRACKING CONTROL
To play a prerecorded cassette tape.
1
FORWARD/REVERSE PICTURE SEARCH
When a tape is played, the Digital Auto Tracking System
automatically adjusts the tracking to obtain the best
possible picture. If noise bars appear during playback,
adjust the tracking manually:
• Press the TRACKING/SET + or – button to obtain the
best possible picture. To resume automatic tracking,
press the AUTO Tracking button.
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SPECIAL PLAYBACK
TO VISUALLY SEARCH FOR
DESIRED POINTS
When either the F.FWD or REW button is pressed in the
PLAYBACK mode, the speed search picture will appear.
The CUE indicator or the REVEW indicator will light in
the display for about 4 seconds. When pressed twice,
the search picture will increase speed. Speed search
time depends upon the speed used (SP, LP or SLP)
during recording.
TO WATCH A STILL PICTURE
Press the PAUSE/STILL button in the PLAYBACK mode.
The STILL indicator will light in the display for about 4
seconds. Press the PAUSE/STILL button again to resume
normal playback.
FRAME BY FRAME ADVANCE
Press the SLOW button during STILL playback.
The still picture will advance by one frame each time
you press the button. Hold the button for continuous
frame by frame viewing.
Press the PAUSE/STILL button again to resume normal
playback.
NOTES: • A few noise bars will appear on the picture
during SPEED SEARCH and STILL.
• The audio output is muted during SPEED
SEARCH, STILL, FRAME ADVANCE and
SLOW MOTION.
• To prevent damage to the tape, special
playback is automatically changed to the
PLAYBACK mode after 5 minutes.
TO WATCH A TAPE REPEATEDLY
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Turn ON the VCR POWER button.
• Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the VCR
mode.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable,
turn the TV and this VCR on, and select the video input
mode on the TV.
1
Press the MENU button.
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the AUTO
REPEAT option.
2
Press the ENTER button to
select the ON position.
3
NOTE: SLOW TRACKING AND VERTICAL LOCK
ADJUSTMENT
If noise bars appear in the picture during slow motion,
press the TRACKING/SET + or – button to reduce the
noise bars.
If the still picture jitters excessively, press the
TRACKING/SET + or – button to stabilize the still
picture.
NOTE: To cancel repeat mode, follow the above steps
1 and 2, then press the ENTER button to select
the OFF position. Press the MENU button to
return to the TV.
RECORDING A TV
PROGRAM
RECORDING AND VIEWING THE
SAME TV PROGRAM
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Turn ON the VCR POWER button.
• Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the
VCR mode.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable, turn
the TV and this VCR on and select the video input mode
on the TV.
1
Load a cassette tape with the
erase prevention tab intact.
The VCR will automatically
turn on. The clock display will
change in the counter
display.
2
Press the SPEED selector
button to select the desired
tape speed SP or SLP.
The counter and SP or SLP
will appear on the screen for
about 4 seconds.
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MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
" will appear if you press the CALL button.
"
To cancel, press the CALL button again.
SLOW MOTION PLAYBACK
Press the SLOW button in the PLAYBACK mode.
Playback will proceed at 1/10th of the normal speed.
The SLOW indicator will light in the display for about 4
seconds. Press the PLAY button again to resume normal
playback.
Press the MENU button.
If you press the PLAY button, the
tape will play over and over until
the repeat mode is canceled.
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
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00 : 00 : 00 SP
RECORDING A TV PROGRAM
VHF/UHF/CATV CHANNELS
3
" will appear on screen for about 4 seconds.
"
The PAUSE indicator will light in the display for about 4
seconds.
CATV
VHF
2-13
STD/HRC/IRC
14-36 (A) (W)
37-59 (AA) (WW)
60-85 (AAA) (ZZZ)
86-94 (86) (94)
95-99 (A-5) (A-1)
100-125 (100)(125)
01 (5A)
NOTE: The pause function will be released after 5
minutes to prevent damage to the tape or the
VCR. The VCR will change to the STOP mode.
Press the direct channel selection buttons or the
CHANNEL ▲ or ▼ button to select the channel to be
recorded.
1-9
Press 0 twice and then 1-9 as required.
Example: To select 2, Press “002”.
10-12
Press 0 first and then the remaining 2 digits in
order from left to right.
Example: Press 012 for “12”.
13-99
Press 2 digits in order.
Example: Press 22 for
CH 110
“22”.
100-125 Press the 3 digits in
order.
Example: Press 110
for “110”.
4
Press the REC/OTR button.
" ● " will appear on the screen
for about 4 seconds. The REC
indicator will light in the display
for about 4 seconds.
CH 110
NOTE: AUTO REWIND FEATURE
This VCR will automatically rewind the tape
when the tape has ended (except during OTR
and TIMER REC). It will also eject the tape and
turn the VCR’s power OFF.
RECORDING ONE PROGRAM WHILE
WATCHING ANOTHER
While the VCR is recording, press the TV/VCR selector
button to select the TV position.
The TV/VCR indicator will go off and recording will
continue.
Select the TV channel you want to watch by using the
TV channel selector.
NOTE: Some CATV hookups do not permit viewing one
channel while recording another. See pages 12,13.
TO PREVENT AN ACCIDENTAL
RECORDING
After recording, break off the erase prevention tab if you
do not wish to record over the tape.
Screwdriver
NOTE: Since the VCR has its own TV tuner, it is not
actually necessary to have the TV turned on in
order to make a recording. Turning on the TV
merely allows confirmation of the proper
channel settings on your VCR.
TO STOP RECORDING
Erase prevention tab
Press the STOP button to stop
recording.
" ■ " will appear on screen for
about 4 seconds. The STOP
indicator will light in the display
for about 4 seconds.
TO RECORD AGAIN
Cover the hole with adhesive tape.
Be careful the tape does not extend past the edges of
the cassette housing.
TO STOP RECORDING TEMPORARILY
Press the PAUSE/STILL button
to avoid recording unwanted
material. Press again or press
the REC/OTR button to continue
the recording.
Adhesive tape
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TV
VHF
2-13
UHF
14-69
ONE-TOUCH TIMER
RECORDING (OTR)
SETTING THE TIMER
RECORDING
The One-touch Timer Recording feature provides
a simple and convenient way to make a timed
recording.
EXAMPLE: One-touch Timer Recording for 30 minutes.
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Turn on the VCR POWER button.
Timer recording can be programmed on-screen with
the remote control. The built-in timer allows automatic
unattended recording of up to 8 programs within 1
month.
EXAMPLE: Program a timer recording for the 26th day,
channel 125 (CATV), 11:00 - 11:30 PM on timer
program number 1 (Tape speed: SLP).
1
Load a cassette tape with the
erase prevention tab intact.
The clock display will change
in the counter display.
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn on the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the VCR
mode.
• Load a video cassette with the erase prevention tab
intact. The VCR will automatically turn on.
• Check that the clock and date are correct (see page 15).
2
Press the SPEED selector
button to select the desired
tape speed SP or SLP.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable,
turn the TV and this VCR on and select the video input
mode on the TV.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable, turn
the TV on and select the video input mode on the TV.
The counter and SP or SLP
will appear on the screen for
about 4 seconds.
3
2
Press the TRACKING/SET + or
– button to select one of the
program line, then press the
ENTER button.
3
OTR 0 : 30
CH 125
Press the REC/OTR button to
begin recording. Press the
button again to stop recording
after 30 minutes. Each additional press of the REC/OTR
button will increase recording
time as shown in the chart
below, up to a maximum of 5
hours. The OTR and recording
time will appear on screen for
about 4 seconds.
NOTES: • Press the REC/OTR
button to increase the
time needed for
recording (See the
chart ).
• To cancel OTR, press
the STOP button or
turn off the power.
Press the MENU button.
Check the TIMER REC SET
option is selected, then press
the ENTER button.
CH 125
Press the direct channel
selection buttons or the
CHANNEL ▲ or ▼ button to
select the channel to be
recorded.
The channel number will
appear on the screen and
display for about 4 seconds.
4
1
00 : 00 : 00 SP
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the date,
then press the ENTER
button.
DATE
START
END
CH
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DATE
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〈+/–/ENTER/CANCEL/MENU〉
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4
Set the start time, end time,
channel and tape speed as in
step 3.
NOTE: To record from external
source set the channel
to "L". "L" will appear
next to CH 125 (or 69).
Press
Recording time
once
NORMAL REC
twice
0:30
3 times
1:00
4 times
1:30
5 times
2:00
6 times
3:00
7 times
4:00
8 times
5:00
9 times NORMAL REC
5
To enter other programs,
repeat step 2 through 4. Or,
press the MENU button twice
to return to the normal screen.
6
Press the TIMER REC button.
The power will go off, the
TIMER REC indicator will
light and the VCR stands by
for recording.
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〈+/–/ENTER/CANCEL/MENU〉
To cancel timer recording, press the button again and
the TIMER REC indicator will go out.
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CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
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SETTING THE TIMER RECORDING
While setting, press the ENTER button to flash the item
to correct, then re-enter the setting with the TRACKING/
SET + or – button.
When finished, press the ENTER button.
NOTES: • The VCR cannot be used while the T.REC
indicator is lit.
• After a power failure or disconnection of the
power plug, all programmed recording
settings must be reset upon resumption of
power. In this case, reset the clock (see page
15) and reprogram any timer recordings.
• Press the CANCEL button to move cursor
backward for correction.
TO SET DAILY/WEEKLY TIMER
When setting the date in step 3, press the TRACKING/
SET – button repeatedly.
The setting changes as follows:
Example
The current day (Friday)
One month later
minus one day
WKL-WE
(Weekly Wednesday)
IF THE PROGRAM OVERLAPS
ANOTHER
NOTE: Do not overlap programs as portions of the
conflicting programs will be lost. The first
recording time has priority over the next recording
time as shown in the diagram.
8 : 00
11 : 00
Deleted Parts
Program 3
Non Recorded Portion Parts
Recording
Control Settings
Prog.2
Prog.1
Prog.3
NOTES: • The everyday/every week recording can be
made continuously until the recording is
canceled or the tape reaches the end.
• During timer recording, the automatic
rewinding mechanism does not function.
ON-SCREEN FUNCTION
DISPLAY
WHILE WATCHING TV
CLOCK
MO-SA (Monday to Saturday)
10 : 00
Program 2
Press the CALL button.
SU-SA (Sunday to Saturday)
9 : 00
Program 1
DAY OF THE WEEK
8 : 30 AM THU
STEREO SAP
CH 125
CHANNEL
STEREO AND
SEPARATE AUDIO
PROGRAM (SAP)
MO-FR (Monday to Friday)
WKL-TH (Weekly Thursday)
TAPE
SPEED
REAL TIME COUNTER
00 : 00 : 00 SP
Press the CALL button again to make the display disappear.
TO CONFIRM THE SETTINGS
Press the TRACKING/SET + or
– button to select the TIMER
REC SET option in the MENU.
Then press the ENTER button to
display the timer program list.
Press the MENU button twice to
return to the normal screen.
DATE START END CH
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〈+/–/ENTER/CANCEL/MENU〉
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
WHILE OPERATING A TAPE
Press the CALL button.
HI-FI STEREO
OPERATING MODE
8 : 30 AM THU
HI-FI
CH 125
AUTO REPEAT
TAPE IN
00 : 00 : 00 SP
TO CANCEL A PROGRAM
Press the TRACKING/SET + or –
button to select the TIMER REC
SET option in the MENU. Then
press the TRACKING/SET + or –
button to select the unnecessary
program, and press the CANCEL
button to cancel the program.
Press the CALL button again to make the display disappear.
DATE
START
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END
CH
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〈+/–/ENTER/CANCEL/MENU〉
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
TO SET THE COUNTER TO '00:00:00'
Press the COUNTER RESET button. The counter will
appear on the screen.
NOTES: • If you rewind the tape from "00:00:00", a minus
sign ("–") will be displayed in front of the time.
• When you load a tape, the counter will change
to "00:00:00".
• The counter does not function on nonrecorded
(blank) sections of the tape. When you rewind,
fast forward or play tapes through blank sections,
the counter stops.
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TO CORRECT THE SETTINGS
STEREO RECORDING
AND PLAYBACK
RECORDING STEREO BROADCASTS
The VHS Hi-Fi audio system permits high fidelity
recording of MTS STEREO TV broadcasts.
When a MTS STEREO
STEREO
broadcast is received, the
STEREO will appear on the
screen and the program can
be viewed or recorded in
stereo (refer to pages 18 and
19 for recording procedures).
The Hi-Fi STEREO recording procedure is the same as
for normal recordings.
NOTE: When using a CATV system, stereo TV programs
may be transmitted over a mono cable channel.
In this case the word "STEREO" will not appear
and the sound will be in mono.
OUTPUT SELECTION
When viewing an MTS STEREO TV program, or playing
a prerecorded VHS Hi-Fi STEREO videotape, press
AUDIO SELECT button to select that the audio be heard
through both speakers. Normally set to the Hi-Fi
STEREO position, this button can be set to the MONO
position if the stereo broadcast or videotape audio is of
poor quality. The "R" and "L" positions allow the audio
from the Right or Left Hi-Fi channel to be heard over
both TV speakers. This button has no effect when
viewing a MONO videotape or TV program. Each time
when you press the button, OUTPUT SELECTION
display appears on the screen for several seconds.
Refer to the chart below.
OUTPUT
SELECTION
SOUND HEARD ON BOTH
SPEAKERS
STEREO
L CH
R CH
MONO
STEREO
LEFT CHANNEL AUDIO
RIGHT CHANNEL AUDIO
MONO
NOTES: • When playing back a tape that is not recorded
in Hi-Fi stereo mode, the audio will automatically be monaural.
• When listening to a VHS Hi-Fi video tape or
MTS broadcast through the VHF/UHF jack
(Audio/Video cord not connected), the sound
will be monaural.
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SEPARATE AUDIO
PROGRAM (SAP)
Your VCR is fitted with an SAP broadcast system
which enables you to switch to a SEPARATE AUDIO
PROGRAM when viewing a selected channel.
This function applies only when the program is
broadcast in multi-languages through the SAP
broadcast system.
CHECK BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Turn ON the TV and set to the video channel 3 or 4.
• Turn ON the VCR POWER button.
• Press the TV/VCR selector button to select the VCR
mode.
When a TV is connected with an audio/video cable, turn
the TV and this VCR on, and select the video input
mode on the TV.
1
Press the MENU button.
Press the TRACKING/SET +
or – button to select the SAP
option.
2
Press the ENTER button to
select the ON position.
3
Press the MENU button again.
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
MENU
CLOCK SET
TIMER REC SET
AUTO REPEAT ON OFF
CH SET UP
ON OFF
SAP
LANGUAGE/IDIOMA/LANGUE
NO NOISE BACKGROUND
ON OFF
〈+/–/ENTER/MENU〉
LISTENING TO SAP
When the VCR is turned on or a channel selection is
made, make certain "SAP" appears on the screen.
This means that the "Separate Audio Program" broadcasting is available.
STEREO SAP
SAP
OR
USING ZERO RETURN
The zero return function provides a convenient
method of rapidly returning to the starting point of
recording or playback. The starting point can be
indexed for any location on the tape by pressing the
COUNTER RESET button and ZERO RETURN
button.
1
Press the CALL button to display the counter on the
screen. (When loading a cassette tape, the clock will
change to the counter automatically in the display.)
2
Before playback or recording, press the COUNTER
RESET button to set the counter to "00:00:00".
3
4
Begin playback or recording.
5
Press the ZERO RETURN button. The tape will
rewind and automatically stop at the "00:00:00"
position.
Press the STOP button when playback or recording
is finished.
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If you connect the VCR to another VCR or camcorder,
you can duplicate a previously recorded tape.
Make all connections before turning on the power.
1
2
Load a blank cassette tape with the erase prevention
tab intact into the recording VCR.
Load a previously recorded tape into the playback
VCR or CAMCORDER.
LINE
Press the INPUT SELECT
button to select AUDIO/VIDEO
input position. "LINE" will
appear on the screen. The “L”
indicator will light up on the
display on the recording VCR.
3
Press the REC/OTR button on the recording VCR,
then press the PAUSE/STILL button.
4
Press the PLAY button on the playback VCR, then
press the PAUSE/STILL button.
5
Press the PAUSE/STILL button on both the VCRs
simultaneously to begin the duplicating process.
NOTES: • It is recommended that you set the SPEED to
the SP mode on the recording VCR for best
results.
• Unauthorized recording of copyrighted
television programs, films, video tapes and
other materials may infringe on the rights of
copyright owners and violate copyright laws.
Playback VCR
VIDEO HEAD CLEANING
To VIDEO OUT
To AUDIO (R) OUT
AUDIO/VIDEO Cord (not supplied)
To AUDIO (L) OUT
Recording VCR
To VIDEO IN
To AUDIO (R) IN
VIDEO HEAD CLEANING
To AUDIO (L) IN
Playback Camcorder
To AV Jack
Recording VCR
Video head cleaning is needed when the playback
picture becomes unclear. This signifies that the heads
are getting dirty and can occur when playing poor quality
or damaged tapes. If the heads require cleaning, use a
equivalent high quality chemical non-abrasive (wet)
head cleaning tape or have them cleaned professionally.
If playing a head cleaning tape in the VCR once does
not improve the picture, play it several times before
requesting service.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE VIDEO HEADS
OR SERVICE THE UNIT BY REMOVING THE TOP
COVER.
To AUDIO (R) IN
To AUDIO (L) IN
To VIDEO IN
VIDEO HEAD CLOGGING
The video heads are the means by which the VCR
reads pictures from the tape during playback. In the
unlikely event that the heads become dirty enough to be
clogged, no picture will be played back. This can easily
be determined if, during playback of a known good tape,
there is good sound, but no picture (picture is extremely
snowy). If this is the case, use a high quality head
cleaning system or have them cleaned professionally.
AUDIO/VIDEO Cord (not supplied)
For duplicating a previously recorded tape from a
camcorder, follow the camcorder manufacturer’s
instructions. A typical camcorder dubbing hookup is
shown above.
NOTES: • Video heads may eventually wear out and
should be replaced when they fail to produce
clear pictures.
• To help prevent video head clogging, use
only good quality VHS tapes. Discard worn
out tapes.
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DUPLICATING A VIDEO TAPE
BEFORE REQUESTING SERVICE
Make sure by first checking the following points.
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
PAGE
POWER
No power.
The AC power cord is not connected.
Connect the AC power cord to the
AC outlet.
Although the power is on, it
does not operate.
Cassette is not inserted.
Insert a video cassette.
Antenna connection is not correct.
Connect it correctly.
10
Antenna cable is disconnected.
Reconnect the antenna cable.
10
The video channel is not in the
correct position.
Set it to CH 3 or 4.
The TV is not set to the video
channel 3 or 4.
Set the TV channel selector to the 3
or 4 position.
15
The TV/VCR selector is set at TV mode
(The TV/VCR indicator is not lit).
Press the TV/VCR selector button
(The TV/VCR indicator will light).
15
INPUT SELECT is set to the LINE
mode.
Press the INPUT SELECT button to
select the TV mode.
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The TV/CATV menu option setting.
Set the TV/CATV menu option to
select TV or CATV mode.
16
The erase prevention tab of the video
cassette is broken off.
Place a piece of vinyl tape over the
gap.
19
INPUT SELECT is set to the LINE
mode.
Press the INPUT SELECT button to
select the TV mode.
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The time is not set correctly.
Reset the present time.
15
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17
TV BROADCAST RECEPTION
A TV program that is selected
by the VCR does not appear on
the screen.
A TV program selected by the
VCR does not appear in color.
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RECORDING
TV recording does not work.
Timer recording does not work.
The recording start/end time is not set Set the start/end time.
correctly.
The TIMER REC button has not been
pressed (The TIMER REC symbol
is not lit on the display).
Press the TIMER REC button (The
TIMER REC symbol is lit on the
display).
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PLAYBACK
No picture on screen when
playing back a recorded tape.
The TV is not set to the video channel Set to the video channel 3 or 4 or
3 or 4.
adjust the fine tuning button on your
TV set.
Tracking adjustment beyond range of
automatic tracking circuit.
Adjust tracking manually using the
AUTO TRACKING button or the
TRACKING/SET + or – buttons on
remote control.
17
Video heads are dirty.
Have the video heads cleaned.
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The tape is worn or damaged.
Try another tape.
–
Noise bars on screen.
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Remote control does not work.
TV programs cannot be seen
using the TV selector.
It is not aimed at the remote sensor.
Aim it at the remote sensor.
6
Distance too far or too much light in
the room.
Operate within 15 feet (5 meters)
reduce the light in the room.
6
There is an obstacle in the path of
the beam.
Clear the path of the beam.
The batteries are weak.
Replace the batteries.
The +, – polarity of the batteries are
not inserted correctly.
Insert correctly.
The TV/VCR function is in the VCR
mode.
Set to TV, or turn off the VCR power
button.
6
6
6
–
SPECIFICATIONS
Video Head:
Audio Track:
Power Source:
Power Consumption:
Tuner:
RF Channel Output:
Inputs/Outputs:
Video:
Audio:
Antenna:
4 Rotary Heads
Hi-Fi Sound - 2 Tracks
MONO Sound - 1 Track
120V, 60Hz
Approx. 9 watts
181 Channel Freq. Synthesized
VHF
2-13
UHF
14-69
CATV
14-36 (A)-(W)
37-59 (AA)-(WW)
60-85 (AAA)-(ZZZ)
86-94 (86)-(94)
95-99 (A-5)-(A-1)
100-125 (100)-(125)
01 (5A)
Channel 3 or 4, Switchable
In (RCA) 1Vp-p 75 ohm
Out (RCA) 1Vp-p 75 ohm
In (RCA)–8dB/50K ohm
Out (RCA)–8dB/1K ohm
UHF/VHF IN 75 ohm coaxial
UHF/VHF OUT 75 ohm coaxial
Hi-Fi Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10,000Hz at SP mode
More than 90dB
Hi-Fi Dynamic Range:
F. FWD: Approx. 4minutes
F.FWD/REW Time:
and 50 seconds
REW: Approx. 2minutes and
30 seconds
(with T-120 Cassette Tape)
SP - 3 & 5 X Normal Speed
Speed Search:
LP - 7 & 9 X Normal Speed
SLP - 9 & 15 X Normal Speed
14-3/16"W x 3-3/4"H x
Dimensions:
9-7/16"D
7.1 Ibs
Weight:
Infrared, Direct Access,
Remote Control:
2 x AAA batteries (not supplied)
Remote Control
Supplied accessories:
75 ohm Coaxial Cable
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP INFORMATION OR CUSTOMER SERVICE
PLEASE CALL:
1-800-919-3647
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