Panasonic AG2580 User manual

Panasonic AG2580 User manual
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Operating
Instructions
Video Cassette Recorder
AG-
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Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, please read these instructions completely.
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CONTENTS
WARNING:
Buttons, Connectors and Indicator...................................................5
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Connections and Plug&Play Setting ................................................6
CAUTION:
Initial Settings ..............................................................................7
Language Setting ....................................................................7
Clock Setting ..........................................................................7
Tuner Setting ..........................................................................8
Playback ......................................................................................8
Basic Playback .......................................................................8
Playback Features ..................................................................9
Recording ...................................................................................10
Basic Recording ...................................................................10
Recording Features ...............................................................10
This video cassette recorder should be used with AC 120Vd,
60Hz only.
To prevent electric shocks and fire hazards, DO NOT use any
other power source.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF
PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
ATTENTION:
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA
LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE
CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU
FOND.
Timer Recording .........................................................................10
Note to CATV system installer:
Other Functions ..........................................................................12
CAUTION:
Changing VCR Plus+® Setting ...............................................10
VCR Plus+® Timer Programing ..............................................11
Express Timer Programing ....................................................11
24HR Quick Programing ......................................................11
Timer warning display ..........................................................12
Checking tape position .........................................................12
Changing display information ..............................................12
Function settings ..................................................................12
Satellite Auto Recording .......................................................13
Multi-Brand Remote Control ................................................14
Changing Remote Control Code ...........................................14
Editing .......................................................................................15
Specifications .............................................................................15
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the PANASONIC VHS video cassette
recorder. Before use, please read the safety information and
precautions to ensure safe use of your new VCR.
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.
Changes or modifications not approved by PANASONIC could
void user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number: AG-2580P
Trade Name:
PANASONIC
Responsible Party: Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact: Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems
Company
1-800-524-1448
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Failure to heed the following precautions may result in damage
to the VCR, Remote or video cassette.
1. DO NOT place the VCR . . .
...in an environment prone to extreme temperatures or humidity.
...in direct sunlight.
...in a dusty environment.
...in an environment where strong magnetic fields are generated.
...on a surface that is unstable or subject to vibration.
2. DO NOT block the VCR’s ventilation openings.
3. DO NOT place heavy objects on the VCR or on the Remote.
4. DO NOT place anything which might spill on the top of the VCR
or on the Remote.
5. AVOID violent shocks to the VCR during transport.
CAUTIONS
VCR Plus+, C3 and PlusCode are registered trademarks of Gemstar
Development Corporation.
The VCR Plus+ system is manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located on
the rear of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
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.
Serial No.
● Cassettes marked “VHS” (or “S-VHS”) can be used with this
video cassette recorder. However, S-VHS recording is not
possible with this model.
● This model is equipped with SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK)
that makes it possible to play back S-VHS recordings with
regular VHS resolution.
● HQ VHS is compatible with existing VHS equipment.
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IMPORTANT PRODUCT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
ANTENNA INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding connectors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
2. Lightning
For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning
and power-line surges.
3. 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.
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. But improper
use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. This
product has been engineered and manufactured to assure your
personal safety. In order not to defeat the built-in safeguards, observe
the following basic rules for its installation, use and servicing.
ATTENTION:
Follow and obey all warnings and instructions marked on your
product and its operating instructions. For your safety, please read
all the safety and operating instructions before you operate this
product and keep this booklet for future reference.
INSTALLATION
1. Grounding or Polarization
(A) Your product may be 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 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.
(B) Your product may be 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 is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
2. Power Sources
Operate your product only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local
power company. If your product is intended to operate from
battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
3. Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
4. Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to
be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.
5. Ventilation
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation. To
ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered.
● Do not block the openings by placing the product on a bed,
sofa, rug or other similar surface.
● Do not place the product 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.
6. Wall or Ceiling Mounting
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
USE
1. Accessories
To avoid personal injury:
● Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. It may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product.
● Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product.
● Use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer
and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for any mounting of
the product.
● Do not try to roll a cart with small casters across thresholds or
deep-pile carpets.
2. Product and Cart Combination
A product and cart combination should
be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces
may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
3. Water and Moisture
Do not use this 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.
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4. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings
as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that
could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the product.
5. Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer of
this product as they may cause hazards.
6. Cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
7. Heat
The product should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
How to use the Remote
SERVICING
The heads get dirty in the following cases:
● in an environment prone to extreme temperature or humidity.
● in a dusty environment
● flaw, dirty or mold on video tapes
● continuous usage for a long time
Use a dry cleaning cassette when:
● Rough, poor picture appears while a tape is played back.
● The picture is unclear or no picture appears.
● “USE CLEANING CASSETTE” appears on the screen (only with
“SUPERIMPOSE” set to “ON”) (墌 pg. 13).
Before use, insert two AA size batteries into the Remote with the
polarity ( and ) matched correctly as indicated on the battery
compartment or on the lid.
The Remote can operate most of your VCR’s functions, as well as
basic functions of TV sets, cable boxes and DBS receivers.
● Point the Remote toward the remote sensor on the target
component.
● The maximum operating distance of the remote control is about
8 m.
NOTE:
If the Remote does not work properly, remove its batteries, wait
for a few seconds, replace the batteries and then try again.
Video heads cleaning
1. Servicing
If your product is not operating correctly or exhibits a marked
change in performance and you are unable to restore normal
operation by following the detailed procedure in its operating
instructions, do not attempt to service it yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
2. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance—
this indicates a need for service.
3. Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or which have the same characteristics as the
original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
4. Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the
product is in safe operating condition.
ATTENTION:
To mobile phone users:
Using a mobile phone in the vicinity of the VCR may cause
picture vibration on the TV screen or change the screen to a
blue back display.
On placing the recorder:
Some TVs or other appliances generates strong magnetic fields.
Do not place such appliance on top of the VCR as it may cause
picture disturbance.
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Remote
Buttons, Connectors and
Indicators
Front Panel
REC LINK
lamp
Cassette loading slot
Advanced
JOG dial
Number keys
VIDEO/AUDIO
input connectors
Display panel
Play indicator
Remote
sensor
Timer mode indicator
VCR mode
indicator
Record indicator
Channel and auxiliary input/Clock time
Rear Panel
AC power cord
The glow-in-dark buttons shown in white on the illustration
above are helpful when using the Remote in darkened rooms.
On-screen display
If you press OSD on the Remote when “SUPERIMPOSE” is set to
“ON”, you can see the current VCR status on the TV screen. Press
OSD again to exit on-screen display.
The indications are not recorded even if the VCR is in the
recording mode.
Channel and
auxiliary input
Day and
clock time
STEREO
program
indication
SAP
indication
Audio
monitor
indications
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Timer warning display
CH125
RECORD
THU 12:00 AM
PAUSE
STEREO –WARNING–
SP
SAP
TIMER RECORDING
TO START SOON
(CANCEL)
+
+
+
E
B
INDEX 1
NORM
HI-FI
COUNT
–1:23:45
VCR operation
mode
Tape speed
Cassette mark
Tape position
Index number
Time counter
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D Perform Plug&Play setup
Connections and Plug&Play
Setting
Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Do not turn on the
VCR. The clock and tuner channels will be set automatically. The
time and date can be set automatically by the clock setting data
transmitted from one of the regular TV broadcast channels. We
call this TV channel the “host channel” and it is a PBS channel in
your area.
A Check contents
Make sure the package contains all of the accessories listed in
“Specifications” (墌 pg. 15).
ATTENTION:
B Situate VCR
If you use a cable box, Plug&Play will not function; set the clock
and tuner channels separately.
During Initial Auto Clock Set
“Aut” blinks.
Place the VCR on a stable, horizontal surface.
C Connect VCR to TV
Antenna or cable
During Auto Channel Set
The channel numbers are displayed as they are
scanned and set.
Plug&Play Completed
The current time is displayed.
Coaxial cable
Flat feeder
Matching transformer
(not supplied)
What to do if Plug&Play setting failed
● If an incorrect time is displayed on the display panel, perform
the “Semiauto Clock Set” (墌 pg. 7) or “Manual Clock Set”
(墌 pg. 7) procedure.
● If “–:– –” appears on the display panel, ensure that the antenna
cable is connected correctly. Then turn on and off the VCR; the
Plug&Play setting will be automatically reactivated. If Plug&Play
setting is not performed though the antenna cable is connected
correctly, perform “Manual Clock Set” (墌 pg. 7) and “Auto
Channel Set” (墌 pg. 8) or “Manual Channel Set” (墌 pg. 8).
AC power cord
E Set VCR channel
The VCR channel is the channel on which you can watch the
picture from the VCR on the TV when only using the RF
connection. Press POWER to turn off the VCR, then press STOP/
EJECT (0) on the VCR for more than 5 seconds. “CH3”
appears on the display panel. Press CH+/– on the Remote to
select “CH3”, “CH4” or “CH–”(OFF), then press OK.
● The VCR channel is preset to “CH3”. Set to “CH4” if CH3 is
used for broadcasting in your area.
Back of VCR
AC outlet
To audio/video input
connectors
F Final preparation for use
Turn on the VCR and the TV, and select the VCR channel 3 or 4
(or AV mode) on the TV. You can now perform basic playback or
basic recording.
Audio/video cable
(not supplied)
To 75 ⍀ terminal
TV
RF cable
(supplied)
RF Connection
A Disconnect the TV antenna from the TV.
B Connect the TV antenna cable to the ANT. IN terminal on the
rear of the VCR.
C Connect the supplied RF cable between the TV OUT terminal
on the rear of the VCR and the TV’s antenna input terminal.
AV Connection
(improves picture quality during tape playback.)
If your TV is equipped with audio/video input connectors
A Connect the antenna, VCR and TV as shown in the illustration.
B Connect an audio/video cable between the AUDIO/VIDEO
OUT connectors on the rear of the VCR and the audio/video
input connectors on the TV.
● Even if you are using audio/video cables to connect your VCR to
your TV, you must also connect it using the RF cable. This will
ensure that you can record one show while watching another.
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C Select D.S.T. mode
Initial Settings
Press OK or e to move the highlight bar to “D.S.T.”, then press
rt repeatedly until the desired setting is selected.
AUTO: Select if you want to adjust your VCR’s clock
automatically by the incoming signal from the host
channel. (Auto Daylight Saving Time enables automatic
adjustment of the VCR’s clock at the start and end of
Daylight Saving Time.) Be sure to select the correct time
zone manually in step 4.
ON:
Adjustment will be made by the built-in clock itself.
OFF:
Select when Daylight Saving Time does not apply to you.
Language Setting
The default setting is “ENGLISH”.
A Access Main Menu screen, then
Initial Set screen
Press MENU on the Remote. Press rt to
move the highlight bar (arrow) to “INITIAL
SET”, then press OK or e.
B Select language
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
PRESS ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
D Select time zone
Press OK or e to move the highlight bar to “TIME ZONE”, then
press rt repeatedly until “AUTO” or the desired time zone is
selected. Each time you press the button, the time zone changes
as follows:
{ AUTO { ATLANTIC { EASTERN { CENTRAL
{ MOUNTAIN { PACIFIC { ALASKA { HAWAII
{ (back to the beginning)
INITIAL SET
This VCR offers you the language choice to
CLOCK SET
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
view menus and some messages — in
GUIDE CHANNEL SET
CABLE BOX SET
*
English, Spanish or French. Press rt to
* DBS RECEIVER SET
move the highlight bar (arrow) to
SELECT WITH ( , ) AND (OK)
“LANGUAGE”, then press OK or e
PRESS (MENU) TO END
repeatedly until the desired language is
* not function with this VCR
selected.
Press MENU to return to normal screen.
E Complete Semiauto Clock Set
Press MENU to return to normal screen. Turn off the VCR. “Aut”
will appear on the display panel while the clock is being set. The
current clock time will appear automatically when the clock
setting is complete.
Clock Setting
Perform clock setting only if the clock has not been set correctly
by the Plug&Play setting or if you use a cable box.
Preparations
A Access Main Menu screen, then
Initial Set screen
Press MENU on the Remote. Press rt to
move the highlight bar (arrow) to “INITIAL
SET”, then press OK or e.
B Access Clock Set screen
Press rt to move the highlight bar
(arrow) to “CLOCK SET”, then press OK or
e.
Setting clock manually
— Manual Clock Set
First follow steps 1 to 2 in “Preparations” above, then go to the
following steps.
MAIN MENU
A Set time, date and year
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
Press rt until the desired time appears,
then press OK or e. Set the date and year
in the same way.
● Holding rt changes the time in 30minute intervals, or changes the date in
15-day intervals.
PRESS ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
INITIAL SET
CLOCK SET
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
GUIDE CHANNEL SET
* CABLE BOX SET
DBS
RECEIVER
SET
*
B Select D.S.T. mode
Press OK or e to move the highlight bar to
“D.S.T.”, then press rt to select the
desired setting.
ON: Adjustment will be made by the
built-in clock itself.
OFF: Select when Daylight Saving Time
does not apply to you.
SELECT WITH ( , ) AND (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
* not function with this VCR
Setting clock semiautomatically
— Semiauto Clock Set
: ON
PRESS ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
To make corrections any time during the process
Press OK or e repeatedly until the item you want to change
blinks, then press rt.
The time set previously will be erased when “AUTO CLOCK”,
“HOST CH”, “D.S.T.” or “TIME ZONE” setting is changed.
CLOCK SET
TIME
DATE
YEAR
1:00PM
12/24
00 SUN
AUTO CLOCK : ON
HOST CH
: AUTO
(CATV)
D.S.T.
: AUTO
TIME ZONE : AUTO
PRESS ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
B Select host channel
You can either select “AUTO” or enter a PBS channel number.
Press OK or e to move the highlight bar to “HOST CH”, then
press rt repeatedly until “AUTO” or the desired PBS channel
number is selected.
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D.S.T.
YEAR
00 SUN
Press MENU and normal screen appears.
NOTE:
Press OK or e on the Remote repeatedly
to move the highlight bar to “AUTO
CLOCK”, then press rt so that “ON” is
selected.
CLOCK SET
TIME
DATE
1 : 00 AM
12/ 24
AUTO CLOCK : OFF
C Start clock
You can change the host channel/D.S.T. (Daylight Saving Time)/
time zone setting manually. First follow steps 1 to 2 in
“Preparations” above, then go to the following steps.
A Set Auto Clock to ON
CLOCK SET
TIME
DATE
YEAR
– –:– –AM
1/ 1
00
AUTO CLOCK : ON
HOST CH
: AUTO
(CATV)
D.S.T.
: AUTO
TIME ZONE : AUTO
PRESS ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
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– Initial Settings –
Tuner Setting
Playback
Setting channels automatically
— Auto Channel Set
Basic Playback
A Load a cassette
Perform Auto Channel Set only if channels have not been set
correctly by the Plug&Play setting.
A Access Main Menu screen, then Tuner
Set screen
Press MENU on the Remote. Press rt to
move the highlight bar (arrow) to “TUNER
SET”, then press OK or e.
B Perform Auto Channel Set
Press rt to move the highlight bar
(arrow) to “AUTO CHANNEL SET”, then
press OK or e. The VCR selects the correct
band (TV or CATV) automatically during
Auto Channel Set.
● When Auto Channel Set is complete,
“SCAN COMPLETED” appears on
screen.
● If the scan was unsuccessful, “SCAN
COMPLETED–NO SIGNAL–” appears
on screen. Check the connections and
start again.
Press MENU to return to normal screen.
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
PRESS ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
Make sure the window side is up, the rear label side is facing you
and the arrow on the front of the cassette is pointing towards the
VCR.
● Do not apply too much pressure when inserting.
● The VCR turns on, and the counter on the on-screen display is
reset, automatically.
● If the cassette’s record safety tab has been removed, playback
begins automatically.
TUNER SET
BAND
CATV
AUTO CHANNEL SET
MANUAL CHANNEL SET
SELECT WITH ( , ) AND (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
B Start playback
AUTO CHANNEL SET
Press PLAY (4).
SCANNING...
During playback
Stop playback
PRESS (MENU) TO END
Press STOP (8) on the
Remote.
Setting channels manually
— Manual Channel Set
Pause playback and view still picture
Press PAUSE (9).
● Press PLAY (4) to resume
normal playback.
You can add the channels you want or delete the channels you do
not want manually.
A Access Main Menu screen, then Tuner
Set screen
Press MENU on the Remote. Press rt to
move the highlight bar (arrow) to “TUNER
SET”, then press OK or e.
B Access Manual Channel Set screen
Press rt to move the highlight bar
(arrow) to “MANUAL CHANNEL SET”,
then press OK or e.
Press PAUSE (9) to pause,
then press 2 or 6 (or
PAUSE (9)) repeatedly.
● Press PLAY (4) to resume
normal playback.
PRESS ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
OR Push the JOG dial to pause,
then turn the JOG dial to the
left or right.
● Push the JOG dial again to
resume normal playback.
High speed search
TUNER SET
OR Turn the JOG dial quickly to
Press REW (3) or FF
(5).
the left or right.
● Press PLAY (4) to resume normal playback.
● If you press and hold REW (3) or FF (5) for more than
2 seconds, simply releasing it cancels the picture search, and
normal playback resumes.
BAND
CATV
AUTO CHANNEL SET
MANUAL CHANNEL SET
MANUAL CHANNEL SET
Picture search at variable speed (including slow-motion)
To add channels
(CATV)
A Press the Number keys on the Remote
CH 45 ADD
to input a channel number you want to
PRESS NUMBER KEY (0–9)
add.
OR ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
B Press OK or e to set to “ADD”.
C Repeat A to B to add other channels.
Press MENU to return to normal screen.
To skip channels
A Press rt or the Number keys to select a channel number you
want to skip.
B Press OK or e to set to “SKIP”.
C Repeat A and B to skip other channels. Press MENU to return
to normal screen.
OR Turn the JOG dial to the left
Press 2 or 6
repeatedly.
or right.
● Press PLAY (4) to resume normal playback.
● Each time you press 2 or 6 or each time JOG dial passes
a click position, the playback speed changes. To decrease the
speed during picture search, press the opposite direction button
repeatedly or turn the dial in the opposite direction.
● During still picture, press and hold 6 to start forward (or
2 to start reverse) slow motion playback. When you release
the button, still picture resumes. During still picture, holding
PAUSE (9) for more than 2 seconds also starts forward slow
motion playback. If you press PAUSE (9) again, still picture
resumes.
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OR Push the JOG dial.
● Push the JOG dial again to
resume normal playback.
Pause and Frame-by-Frame playback
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
SELECT WITH ( , ) AND (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
C Add or skip desired channels
OR Press STOP/EJECT (0) on
the VCR.
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– Playback –
Reverse
● For Automatic Playback Start
Press REW (3), then press PLAY (4) within 2 seconds.
● For Automatic Power Off
Press REW (3), then press POWER within 2 seconds.
● For Automatic Timer Standby
Press REW (3), then press TIMER within 2 seconds.
Forward
NOTE:
Reverse
search
3 steps
Reverse
play
Reverse
slow
motion
2 steps
Slow
motion
2 steps
Normal
play
It is not possible to select the Automatic Timer Standby function if
the cassette’s record safety tab is removed.
Forward
search
4 steps
Playing back tape repeatedly (100 times)
— Repeat Play
When the tape is not running
During playback, press and hold PLAY (4) for more than
5 seconds. The play indicator ($) on the display panel starts
blinking slowly. To cancel playback, press STOP (8) on the
Remote or STOP/EJECT (0) on the VCR.
Rewind/fast-forward at high speed
Press REW (3) or FF
(5).
OR Turn the JOG dial to the left
or right.
Eject the tape
Press STOP/EJECT (0).
● You can also eject the cassette when the VCR is turned off.
Locating beginning of recordings
— Index Search
Turn off the VCR
Index codes are placed on the tape at the beginning of each
recording when recording on this VCR.
Press POWER.
A While the tape is not running, press SHUTTLE PLUS 2 or
6 on the Remote to start search.
B To access a recording of 2 to 9 index
Playback Features
codes away, press 2 or 6
repeatedly until the correct number is
displayed on the screen (only if
“SUPERIMPOSE” is set to “ON”
(墌 pg. 13)). Playback begins
automatically when the desired
recording is located.
Adjusting tracking condition
— Tracking Adjustment
Automatic tracking adjustment
Whenever you insert a tape and start playback, automatic tracking
starts working and continuously analyzes the signal to enable
optimum picture quality during playback.
Manual tracking adjustment
If automatic tracking cannot eliminate noises well during
playback, follow the procedures below.
Beginning of the
current program
recorded
Previous
program
recorded
On the Remote
A Press SP/EP during playback to activate manual tracking.
B Press CH +/– to eliminate the noises. Press it briefly for a fine
Current
position on
the tape
Next
program
recorded
INDEX 1
Beginning of the
2nd next program
recorded
2nd next
adjustment, or press and hold for a coarse adjustment.
● Press SP/EP again to reactivate automatic tracking.
Locating beginning of timer recordings
— Instant Review
On the VCR
A Press CH + and – simultaneously during playback to activate
manual tracking.
Press REVIEW on the Remote after ensuring that the VCR is in the
timer recording standby mode.
● The VCR turns on, and rewinds to the index code indicating the
beginning of the last timer-recorded program, then begins
playback automatically.
● You can access a program of 2 to 9 index codes away from the
current position on the tape. If, for example, you have
5 programs recorded and you want to watch the third one, press
REVIEW three times.
● The Instant Review function will also operate if the VCR is
turned on.
B Press CH + or – to eliminate the noises. Press it briefly for a
fine adjustment, or press and hold for a coarse adjustment.
● Press CH + and – simultaneously again to reactivate
automatic tracking.
Selecting monitor sound
— Audio Monitor
While playing back a tape on which stereo sound or SAP sound is
recorded, press A. MONITOR on the Remote. Each time you press
the button, sound changes.
HI-FI: Normally select this. Hi-Fi sound is played back.
HI-FI L: Sound on the left Hi-Fi channel is played back.
HI-FI R: Sound on the right Hi-Fi channel is played back.
NORM: Sound on the normal track is played back.
NORM HI-FI: Both sounds on the Hi-Fi track and normal track are
mixed and played back.
Skipping unwanted portions
— Skip Search
Press SKIP SEARCH on the Remote once to 4 times during
playback. Each press initiates a 30-second period of high speed
playback (up to 2 minutes). When the specified portion of the tape
is skipped, normal playback resumes automatically. To return to
normal playback during Skip Search, press PLAY (4).
NOTE:
The above indication appears when “SUPERIMPOSE” is set to
“ON” (墌 pg. 13), though the monitor sound changes in
sequence.
Automatic operations after rewinding
— Next Function Memory
The Next Function Memory “tells” the VCR what to do after
rewinding is complete. Ensure that the VCR is in stop mode.
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Recording
Timer Recording
It may be unlawful to record or play back copyrighted material
without the consent of the copyright owner.
Up to 8 timer recording programs can be made using VCR Plus+
timer programing, Express timer programing or 24HR Quick
Programming method as far as a year in advance. Remember, the
clock must be set before you can program the timer.
Accidental erasure prevention
To prevent accidental recording on a
recorded cassette, remove its record
safety tab. To record on it later, cover
the hole with adhesive tape.
NOTES:
Record safety tab
Basic Recording
A Load a cassette
Make sure the record safety tab is intact. If not, cover the hole
with adhesive tape before inserting the cassette.
● The VCR turns on, and the counter is reset, automatically.
B Select recording channel
Press CH+/– or the Number keys on the Remote [CH+/– on the
VCR]. Or push the JOG dial, then turn it to the left or right.
● If you connect the TV and the VCR only using the RF
connection, press TV/VCR on the Remote so that the VCR mode
indicator lights on the display panel, to view the program to be
recorded.
C Set tape speed
Press SP/EP.
D Start recording
On the VCR, press REC (7). Or on the Remote, while holding REC
(7), press PLAY (4).
During recording
● If all the 8 programs have already been set, “PROGRAM FULL”
or “Full” appears on the TV screen or the display panel.
● After timer recording is completed, the VCR turns off
automatically.
● You can program the timer recording while a regular recording
is in progress; the menu screens will not be recorded.
● Even if a power failure occurs, the VCR keeps your timer
programs. However, the clock time, channel settings, and other
menu settings are lost. As a result, when the power is supplied
again to this VCR after the power failure, this VCR starts the
Plug&Play setting automatically to restore the clock time and
channel setting. If the clock time and channel setting are
restored correctly, each timer program you have made will start
at its start time unless its end time has elapsed.
Changing VCR Plus+® Setting
The VCR Plus+ programing system assigns a VCR Plus+ guide
channel to the TV channels and the cable channels. These guide
channel numbers are also called the VCR Plus+ channel codes.
Most TV listings have a section, usually a chart, indicating the
guide channel numbers assigned to each station.
To ensure that VCR Plus+ timer recording operates correctly, it is
necessary to set the VCR Plus+ “Guide Channel Set” for each
station.
If you have moved to a different area or if a broadcasting station’s
channel number has been changed, perform the following steps to
set the correct guide channel number.
A Access Main Menu screen, then Initial Set screen
Pause recording
Press PAUSE (9).
● Press PLAY (4) to resume recording.
● You can select channel in the recording pause mode.
Press MENU on the Remote. Press rt to move the highlight bar
(arrow) to “INITIAL SET”, then press OK or e.
Stop recording
Press rt to move the highlight bar (arrow) to “GUIDE
CHANNEL SET”, then press OK or e.
Press STOP (8) on the
Remote.
B Access Guide Channel Set screen
OR Press STOP/EJECT (0) on
the VCR.
C Input guide channel number
Press rt or the Number keys to select
the VCR Plus+ guide channel number as
shown in the TV listing, then press OK or
e.
Recording Features
Specifying recording length
— Instant Timer Recording (ITR)
D Input receiving channel number
During recording, press REC (7) on the VCR repeatedly until the
recording length you want appears on the display panel. The
record indicator (䡬) on the display panel starts blinking.
● Each time you press the button, recording length increases in
30-minute intervals (up to 6 hours).
● The VCR shuts off after recording is finished.
● To cancel an ITR, press STOP (8) on the Remote or STOP/EJECT
(0) on the VCR.
Press rt or the Number keys to select
the number of the channel on which the
guide channel’s broadcasts are received,
then press OK or e.
● Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each instance.
E Return to normal screen
Press MENU on the Remote.
Watching one program while recording another
During recording...
● If you connect the TV and the VCR only using the RF
connection to view pictures from the VCR (墌 pg. 6), press TV/
VCR on the Remote so that VCR mode indicator goes off from
the display panel. (The TV broadcast being recorded
disappears.)
● If you are using the AV connection to view pictures from the
VCR (墌 pg. 6), change the TV’s input mode from AV to TV.
Then, select the channel you want to watch, on the TV.
Second Audio Recording
This VCR’s built-in MTS decoder enables reception of
Multichannel TV Sound broadcast. To record a SAP program
received, set “2ND AUDIO RECORD” to “ON” (墌 pg. 13).
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GUIDE CHANNEL SET
GUIDE CH : 6
VCR CH : – – –
PRESS NUMBER KEY (0–9)
OR ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
GUIDE CHANNEL SET
GUIDE CH :
VCR CH :
6
47
PRESS NUMBER KEY (0–9)
OR ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
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C Press OK or PROG..
VCR Plus+® Timer Programing
● If “PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED PROGRAM OVERLAP”
appears, see “Program overlap warning display” (墌 pg. 12).
The PlusCode programing numbers are
the numbers next to the program in
most TV listing.
Load a cassette with the record safety
tab intact. The VCR turns on, and the
counter is reset, automatically.
D Press TIMER. The VCR turns off automatically and “#” is
displayed on the display panel.
24HR Quick Programing
A Press PROG. on the Remote to
You can program a timer recording that starts within 24 hours
using the JOG dial on the VCR.
Load a cassette with the record safety tab intact. The VCR turns
on, and the counter is reset, automatically.
access the PlusCode No. screen.
PLUSCODE NO.
A Press 24HR QUICK PROGRAM on the
PRESS NUMBER KEY (0–9)
PRESS (+/–) TO SET
EXPRESS PROGRAMMING
PRESS (PROG.) TO END
VCR. “$” starts blinking on the display
panel.
B Turn the JOG dial to the left or right to set
B Press the appropriate Number keys to input the PlusCode
the start time.
● One click stop of the JOG dial changes
the time in 5-minute intervals.
number, then press OK. Check to make sure the setting is
accurate on the Program screen.
PLUSCODE NO.
12345678
PRESS NUMBER KEY (0–9)
THEN (OK)
PRESS (PROG.) TO END
C Push the JOG dial. “䡬” starts blinking on
PROGRAM 1
(PLUSCODE NO. 12345678)
START
STOP
8:00PM
10:00PM
DATE
CH
12/24/00
12 SP
SUN
Start time
Stop time
the display panel. Turn the JOG dial to the
left or right to set the stop time.
D Push the JOG dial. Turn the JOG dial to
PRESS (8=DAILY, 9=WEEKLY
STOP+/– = STOP TIME, SP/EP)
PRESS (PROG.) TO END
Channel number
the left or right to select the channel, then
press 24HR QUICK PROGRAM. The VCR
turns off automatically and “#” is
displayed on the display panel.
● If the Guide Channel Set screen
GUIDE CHANNEL SET
appears after pressing OK, press the
GUIDE CH : 12
VCR CH : – – –
Number keys, CH+/– or rt to
input the number of the channel on
which the broadcast for the PlusCode PRESS NUMBER KEY (0–9)
OR ( , ), THEN (OK)
number is received on the VCR.
PRESS (PROG.) TO END
● To set the tape speed, press SP/EP.
● To change the stop time, press STOP+/–.
● To timer-record daily (Monday–Friday) or weekly serials,
press DAILY (M-F) (Number key “8”) or WEEKLY (Number
key “9”). Pressing the button again makes the “DAILY” or
“WEEKLY” display disappear.
● If you made a mistake, press CANCEL to access the
PlusCode No. screen again.
● If an incorrect PlusCode number or the one for a broadcast
already finished has been input, “ERROR” is displayed for
about 5 seconds, then the PlusCode No. screen reappears.
NOTES:
● If “Err” appears on the display panel, repeat the above steps
again.
● When a menu screen is shown, you cannot use 24HR Quick
Programing function. Press MENU to return to normal screen,
and try again.
● You can use 24HR Quick Programing function also when the
VCR is turned off.
● For 24HR Quick Programing function, the program overlap
warning display does not appear even if some programs overlap
each other.
To use the VCR while it is in timer recording standby
mode
C Press OK or PROG..
Press TIMER, then press POWER. After you use the VCR, press
TIMER again to put the VCR into timer recording standby mode.
D Press TIMER. The VCR turns off automatically and “#” is
Checking, canceling or changing program settings
A Disengage timer
● If “PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED PROGRAM OVERLAP”
appears, see “Program overlap warning display” (墌 pg. 12).
displayed on the display panel.
Press TIMER, then press POWER.
● When “AUTO TIMER” is set to “ON” (墌 pg. 13), you do not
have to press TIMER.
Express Timer Programing
B Access Program Check screen
Load a cassette with the record safety tab intact. The VCR turns
on, and the counter is reset, automatically.
Press PROG. CHECK.
A Press PROG. on the Remote to access the PlusCode No.
C Access Program screen
B Press START+/– once to access
Press PROG. CHECK again. Each time you
press PROG. CHECK, the next program’s
Program screen appears.
screen.
PROGRAM 1
Program screen.
START
STOP
–:– –AM
– –:– –AM
Press START+/–, STOP+/–, DATE+/– or –DATE
CH
– –/– –/– –
– – – SP
CH+/– repeatedly to enter the start
time, stop time, date or channel.
PRESS (+/–, SP/EP, 8=DAILY
THEN (0K)
● Press and hold START+/– or STOP+/ 9=WEEKLY),
PRESS (PROG.) TO END
– to increase the time in 30-minute
intervals.
● To set the tape speed, press SP/EP.
● To timer-record daily (Monday–Friday) or weekly serials,
press DAILY (M-F) (Number key “8”)or WEEKLY (Number
key “9”). Pressing the button again makes the “DAILY” or
“WEEKLY” display disappear.
DATE
12/24
12/25
12/25
D Cancel or change program setting
To cancel a program, press CANCEL when the Program screen
you do not want is shown.
To change a program, press the appropriate button: START+/–,
STOP+/–, DATE+/–, CH+/–, and/or SP/EP when the Program
screen on which you want to make changes is shown.
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PR START STOP CH
1
8:00P 10:00 12
2 10:00A 10:45 40
3 11:30P
1:00 125
4
5
6
7
8
PRESS (CHECK) TO NEXT
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E Return to normal screen
Other Functions
Press PROG. CHECK repeatedly until no Program screen is
shown.
Timer warning display
F Reengage timer recording standby mode
–WARNING–
A warning appears on the TV screen to tell
TIMER RECORDING
TO START SOON
you that the timer-recording is to start in
(CANCEL)
5 minutes if you are not in the timer
recording standby mode at that time. Press
TIMER to put the VCR into timer recording
standby mode. To clear the display, press CANCEL on the Remote.
Press TIMER. The VCR turns off automatically and “#” is
displayed on the display panel.
● When “AUTO TIMER” is set to “ON” (墌 pg. 13), the timer
recording standby mode automatically resumes when you turn
off the VCR.
Program overlap warning display
Checking tape position
If “PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED PROGRAM OVERLAP”
appears, you have another program overlapping the program you
have just made. The Program Check screen appears and
conflicting programs will start blinking.
PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED
PROGRAM OVERLAP
When you change the VCR operation
mode from the stop mode to fast forward
+
+
+
or rewind mode, or when you perform an B
Index Search or Instant Review, the tape
position indicator appears.
The position of “q” in relation to “B” (Beginning) or “E” (End)
shows you where you are on the tape.
● Set “SUPERIMPOSE” to “ON” (墌 pg. 13).
PR START STOP CH DATE
1
8:00P 10:00 12 12/24
2 10:00A 10:45 40 12/25
3 11:30P
1:00 125 12/25
4
9:00P 10:00 10 12/24
5
6
7
8
( , ), THEN ( ) (PROG.) : END
Example:
Program 1 (you have just made) and Program 4 overlap each other
A Select program to modify
PR START
1
8:00P
STOP
10:00
CH
12
DATE
12/24
2 10:00A 10:45 40 12/25
Press rt, then press e.
3 11:30P
1:00 125 12/25
● You can only select one of the
4
9:00P 10:00 10 12/24
5
overlapping programs.
6
7
● If you do not mind this overlap, press
8
PROG. to finish the timer program
( , ), THEN ( ) (PROG.) : END
setting. The program starting earlier or
program with the lower program number will be recorded.
B Cancel or change program setting
E
Changing display information
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display panel
shows the channel number and the clock time
alternatively.
● You can change display in the stop, recording or
recording pause mode, or during rewind/fastforward high-speed search.
● When “SUPERIMPOSE” is set to “ON” (墌 pg. 13) and
DISPLAY on the Remote is pressed, time counter will appear on
the TV screen. To reset the time counter, press C. RESET on the
Remote.
PROGRAM 4
START
STOP
To cancel a program, press CANCEL when
9:00PM
10:00PM
DATE
CH
the Program screen you do not want is
12/24/00
10 SP
shown.
SUN
PRESS (CANCEL) TO CANCEL
To change a program, press the
PRESS (OK) TO CONFIRM
appropriate button: START+/–, STOP+/–,
PRESS (PROG.) TO END
DATE+/–, CH+/–, and/or SP/EP when the
Program screen on which you want to make changes is shown,
then press OK.
● If the overlap is not yet solved, the conflicting programs will be
shown on the Program check screen. Repeat the above steps
again.
Function settings
You can use the other useful function settings on the Function Set
screen.
A Access Main Menu screen, then
Function Set screen
Press MENU on the Remote. Press rt to
move the highlight bar (arrow) to
“FUNCTION SET”, then press OK or e.
B Select Function
MAIN MENU
FUNCTION SET
TUNER SET
INITIAL SET
PRESS ( , ), THEN (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
Press rt to move the highlight bar (arrow) to the function you
want to set.
FUNCTION
AUTO PICTURE
ON
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO
AUTO TIMER
OFF
SUPERIMPOSE
ON
AUTO SP EP TIMER
OFF
VIDEO STABILIZER
OFF
NEXT PAGE
SELECT WITH ( , ) AND (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
PREVIOUS PAGE
BLUE BACK
2ND AUDIO RECORD
AUDIO MONITOR
* AV COMPU-LINK
ON
OFF
HI-FI
ON
SELECT WITH ( , ) AND (OK)
PRESS (MENU) TO END
* not function with this VCR
C Change setting
Press OK or e. The default setting is bold in the table below. Press
MENU to return to normal screen.
䡵 AUTO PICTURE — ON/OFF
When this function is set to “ON”, this VCR checks the condition
of the tape in use during playback, and compensates to provide
the highest-possible playback pictures.
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䡵 PICTURE CONTROL — AUTO(NORM)/EDIT/SOFT/SHARP
䡵 2ND AUDIO RECORD — ON/OFF
This function helps you to adjust the playback picture quality
according to your preference.
AUTO (NORM): Normally select this. Picture quality is adjusted
automatically. When “AUTO PICTURE” is “OFF”, “NORM” will
appear instead of “AUTO”.
EDIT: Minimizes picture degradation during editing (recording and
playback).
SOFT: Reduces image coarseness when viewing overplayed tapes
containing much noise.
SHARP: Clearer, sharper-edged picture when viewing images with
much flat, same-colored surfaces such as cartoons.
NOTE:
Select “EDIT” when you are editing tapes. After you finish editing
the tapes, select “AUTO”.
䡵 AUTO TIMER — ON/OFF
● When this function is set to “ON”:
The timer recording standby mode is automatically engaged when
the VCR is turned off. It is temporarily canceled when the VCR is
turned on. You do not have to press TIMER to engage or disengage
the timer recording standby mode.
● When this function is set to “OFF”:
You have to press TIMER to engage or disengage the timer
recording standby mode.
䡵 SUPERIMPOSE — ON/OFF
When this function is set to “ON”, various VCR status information
(on-screen display) appears on the screen.
NOTE:
NOTES:
When the channel is changed on the VCR;
● The “STEREO” indication appears on the screen for about
5 seconds if the program is a stereo broadcast.
● The “SAP” indication appears on the screen for about 5 seconds
if the program is a SAP broadcast.
● Both indications appear when a stereo program is accompanied
by SAP sound.
䡵 AUDIO MONITOR — HI-FI/HI-FI L/HI-FI R/NORM/MIX
This VCR can record two sound tracks simultaneously (normal
and Hi-Fi) on a Hi-Fi stereo tape. You can select the sound track(s)
to listen to while playing back a Hi-Fi stereo tape. In addition,
when playing back a prerecorded tape containing two separate
audio programs on the Hi-Fi tracks, you can choose either one by
selecting either “HI-FI L” or “HI-FI R”.
HI-FI: Normally select this. Hi-Fi sound is played back.
HI-FI L: Sound on the left Hi-Fi channel is played back.
HI-FI R: Sound on the right Hi-Fi channel is played back.
NORM: Sound on the normal track is played back.
MIX: Both sounds on the Hi-Fi track and normal track are mixed
and played back.
NOTES:
When you use this VCR as the playback VCR for editing a tape, be
sure to set this function to “OFF”; otherwise, the VCR status
information (on-screen display) will be recorded on the edited
tape.
● While playing back a monaural tape, sounds on the normal
track will be heard regardless of this setting.
● If RF connection is used for viewing pictures on the TV, sound
will be monaural even though you select “HI-FI”.
● You can also use the A. MONITOR button on the Remote to
select the desired monitor sound.
䡵 AUTO SP]EP TIMER — ON/OFF
When this function is set to “ON”, the VCR automatically
switches to EP mode to allow complete recording if there is not
enough tape to record the entire program while timer-recording in
SP mode.
For Example, Recording a program of 140 minutes in length onto
a 120-minute tape
Approximately 110 minutes
Approximately 30 minutes
SP mode
● When this function is set to “ON”;
If a SAP program is received, the SAP audio is recorded on both
the normal and Hi-Fi tracks. The main audio is not recorded.
If a non-SAP program is received, the main audio is recorded on
both the Hi-Fi and normal tracks.
● When this function is set to “OFF”, the SAP audio cannot be
recorded.
Satellite Auto Recording
You can automatically record a satellite program which is timerprogramed on your DBS receiver.
A Connect a DBS receiver to the AUDIO/VIDEO IN connectors
EP mode
on the rear panel. You can also connect the cable box if it has
a timer.
NOTES:
B Set timer program on DBS receiver referring to its instruction
● If you have programed the VCR to timer-record 2 or more
programs, do not use this function, but change the tape speed
manually during timer programing.
● There may be some noise and sound disturbance where the tape
speed switches from SP to EP mode on the tape.
● This function is not available during ITR (Instant Timer
Recording), and will not work properly on the following tapes:
T(ST)-30, T(ST)-60, T(ST)-90, and T(ST)-120.
manual.
C Load a cassette with the record safety tab intact.
D Press SP/EP to set the tape speed.
E Press REC LINK. The VCR turns off automatically and enter the
Satellite Auto Recording standby mode (the REC LINK lamp
lights). When signals come into the VCR from the DBS
receiver, the VCR starts recording (the REC LINK lamp blinks),
and stops recording (the REC LINK lamp stops blinking) when
signals stop coming in.
䡵 VIDEO STABILIZER — ON/OFF
When this function is set to “ON”, you can automatically correct
vertical vibrations in the picture when playing back unstable
recordings made on another VCR.
NOTES:
● Be sure not to turn on the DBS receiver before the program
starts broadcasting; otherwise, the VCR will start recording
when the DBS receiver is turned on.
● To disengage the Satellite Auto Recording standby mode, press
REC LINK (the REC LINK lamp goes off).
● Depending on the type of satellite receiver, Satellite Auto
Recording may not be compatible.
NOTE:
To watch recordings with close-caption or when you finish
viewing a tape, set this function to “OFF”.
䡵 BLUE BACK — ON/OFF
When this function is set to “ON”, the TV screen becomes all blue
in the following cases:
● When receiving a channel not in use.
● When stopping playback.
NOTE:
When you want to receive an unstable channel with poor signals,
set this function to “OFF”.
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– Other Functions –
Multi-Brand Remote Control
This Remote can control some functions of remote controllable
TVs, cable boxes or DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) receivers
listed below. Without setting, you can control a PANASONIC TV.
NOTES:
● Some unit’s brands have more than one code. If the unit does
not function with a specified code, try other codes.
● Depending on the type of unit, some or all functions cannot be
operated using this Remote.
● It’s not possible to operate a unit not equipped with a remote
sensor.
● It’s not possible to set the Remote for both your cable box and a
DBS receiver at the same time.
● Once you have set the Remote to operate the unit, you do not
have to set it until you replace the batteries from the Remote.
TV Brand Setting
A Turn on TV
Turn on the TV using the Power button on the TV or its Remote.
B Set TV brand code
A
B
C
D
Press and hold TV.
Press MBR SET.
Press the Number keys to enter your TV’s brand code.
Press OK, and release TV. The TV should turn off.
C Operate TV
While holding down TV, press one of the following buttons:
POWER, TV/VCR, TV CH+/–, ^ (TV Muting), TV VOL+/–, and
the Number keys.
● For some brands, you must press ENTER after having pressed the
Number keys to enter a channel number.
TV BRAND
CODE
TV BRAND
CODE
PANASONIC
HITACHI
JVC
MAGNAVOX
MITSUBISHI
RCA
SHARP
04, 11
10
01, 03
02
03
05
06
SONY
SAMSUNG
SANYO
SEARS
TOSHIBA
ZENITH
07
12
13
13
08
09
CABLE BOX BRAND
CODE
PANASONIC
ARCHER
CABLETENNA
CABLEVIEW
CITIZEN
CURTIS
DIAMOND
EASTERN
GC BRAND
GEMINI
GENERAL INSTRUMENTS
HAMLIN
JASCO
JERROLD
NOVAVISION
OAK
PULSER
RCA
REGAL
REGENCY
REMBRANDT
SAMSUNG
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA
SIGMA
SL MARX
SPRUCER
STARGATE
TELEVIEW
TOCOM
UNIKA
UNIVERSAL
VIDEOWAY
ZENITH
13, 14
01, 05, 17
01, 17
15, 16, 17, 21, 25
15, 16, 17, 21, 25
02
01, 17
19
15, 16, 17, 21, 25
15
01, 04, 06, 11, 12, 15, 28
10, 18, 19, 23
15
01, 04, 06, 11, 12, 15, 28
02
07
15, 16, 17, 21, 25
13, 14
10, 18, 19, 23
19
01, 16, 17
05, 16, 24
02
07
05, 16, 17, 24, 25
13, 14
05, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24, 25
05, 16, 24
01, 04, 16
01, 17
16, 17, 25
03, 09, 22
03, 09, 22
DBS RECEIVER BRAND
CODE
ECHOSTAR (DISH Network)
JVC (DISH Network)
PRIMESTAR
SONY (DSS)
RCA (DSS)
51
51
50
41
40
Changing Remote Control Code
Cable Box or DBS Receiver Brand Setting
A Turn on cable box or DBS receiver
Turn on the cable box or DBS receiver using the Power button on
the unit or its Remote.
B Enter brand code
This Remote is capable of transmitting two control codes; one set
to respond to A code control signals and another set to respond to
B code control signals. This Remote control is preset to send A
code signals because your VCR is initially set to respond to A
code signals. You can easily modify your VCR and the Remote to
respond to B code signals. When using two PANASONIC VCRs,
set two VCRs and their Remotes to different codes, so that you can
operate these VCRs separately.
A Set remote control code for Remote
A Press and hold CABLE/DBS.
B Press MBR SET.
C Press the Number keys to enter your cable box’s (or DBS
receiver’s) brand code.
D Press OK, and release CABLE/DBS.
A Press and hold A/B.
B Press the Number key “2”.
C Press OK, and release A/B.
● The Remote now can transmit B code control signals.
C Operate cable box or DBS receiver
While holding down CABLE/DBS, press one of the following
buttons: POWER, TV CH+/–, and the Number keys.
● For some brands, you must press ENTER after having pressed the
Number keys to enter a channel number.
● To change the cable box’s (or DBS receiver’s) channels, press TV
CH+/– or the Number keys. (The CH+/– button can be used to
change the VCR’s channels only.)
B Check remote control code for VCR
Press and hold 4 on the VCR for more than 5 seconds while the
VCR is turned off. The code currently set appears on the display
panel.
C Change code for VCR
Press any key on the Remote. The VCR now responds to B code
control signals.
● To set the Remote and the VCR back to A code control signals,
repeat the same procedure as shown above except pressing the
Number key “1” in step B of 1.
To control two VCRs with the same Remote
You can control two PANASONIC VCRs by switching the remote
control code for the Remote between A and B (墌 step A),
keeping two VCRs to different control codes.
● To change only the remote control code for the Remote, DO
NOT perform steps B and C.
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Editing
Specifications
You can use your VCR as the playback or recording VCR. You can
use a camcorder as the playback VCR and your VCR as the
recording VCR. Refer also to the other components’ instruction
manuals for connection and its operations.
A Make connections
Example: When using this VCR as the playback VCR
This VCR (for playback)
GENERAL
Power requirement
Power consumption
Power on
Power off
Temperature
Operating
Storage
Operating position
Dimensions (W x H x D)
To AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
: AC 120 Vd, 60 Hz
: 18 W
: 2.0 W
:
:
:
:
5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
–20°C to 60°C (–4°F to140°F)
Horizontal only
400 mm x 94 mm x 255 mm
(15-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 10-1/16")
: 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs)
: VHS NTSC standard
Weight
Format
Maximum recording time
SP
: 210 min. with ST-210 video cassette
EP
: 630 min. with ST-210 video cassette
Audio/video cable
(not supplied)
VIDEO/AUDIO
Signal system
Recording/Playback
system
Signal-to-noise ratio
Horizontal resolution
Frequency range
Normal audio
Hi-Fi audio
Input/Output
To audio/video input
Another VCR (for recording)
● When using this VCR as the recording VCR, connect this VCR’s
audio/video input connectors to the audio/video output
connectors on the other VCR. If the playback VCR is monaural,
connect the audio output connector on the playback VCR to the
left audio input connector on this VCR.
B Load cassettes
Insert the playback cassette into the playback VCR and the
cassette to be recorded on into the recording VCR.
D Select edit mode
:
:
:
:
Channels 2–13
Channels 14–69
113 Channels
Channel 3 or 4 (switchable; preset to
Channel 3 when shipped) 75 ohms,
unbalanced
TIMER
: Quartz
: 1-year programmable timer/
8 programs
Memory backup for timer is not supported.
ACCESSORIES
: RF cable,
Infrared remote control unit,
“AA” battery x 2
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless specified otherwise.
E. & O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without
notice.
E Start playback
Press PLAY (4) on the playback VCR.
F Start recording
Press REC (7) on the recording VCR.
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: Frequency-synthesized tuner
Clock reference
Program capacity
Provided accessories
Set the edit mode to “ON” for the VCRs if such a mode is
equipped.
● On this VCR, set “PICTURE CONTROL” to “EDIT” (墌 pg. 13).
: 70 Hz to 10,000 Hz
: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
: RCA connectors (IN x 2, OUT x 1)
TUNER
Tuning system
Channel coverage
VHF
UHF
CATV
RF output
C Select input mode on recording VCR
Select the correct external input on the recording VCR.
On this VCR (when using this VCR as the recording VCR);
Select “L-1” — when connecting the other VCR to the audio/video
input connectors on the rear panel.
Select “F-1” — when connecting the other VCR to the audio/video
input connectors on the front panel.
Press AUX or CH+/– on the Remote [CH+/– on the VCR].
: NTSC-type color signal and EIA
monochrome signal, 525 lines/
60 fields
: DA-4 (Double Azimuth) head helical
scan system
: 45 dB
: 230 lines
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UNIT COMPANY OF MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Executive Office:
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Emergency after hour parts orders (800) 334-4881
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