Operating Instructions NV
Contents
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-HV61EB/EBL
(Model suffix: 'EB' for UK model, 'EBL' for Ireland model)
Operating Instructions
CH
Before connecting the device, operating it or adjusting settings please read these
operating instructions completely; especially the safety precautions on pages 2-3.
Page
Important Safety Warnings
2
CAUTION!
3
Care and Maintenance
Panasonic Sales and Support Information
4
Included Accessories /
5
Front Panel VCR / Rear Panel VCR
6-7
Remote control functions
8-9
Connecting with RF cable
10
VCR Auto Setup with RF cable
Connecting with 21-pin Scart cable
12
VCR Auto Setup with 21-pin Scart cable
Connecting to Satellite Receiver, Set Top Box 14-15
Connecting Audio Systems
16
Checking the Settings after Auto Setup
17
Removing Interference / Changing RF-output channel 18
Menu System
19
Playback
20
Tracking control
21
General convenient functions / Tape Care
22-23
Recording
24-30
Instant recording
24
Timer recording
25-26
Recording with INTELLIGENT TIMER
27
Recording with VIDEO Plus+
28-29
Recording with external recording controls
30
Manual Functions
31-37
Manual Tuning
31
Changing the name of TV stations
32
Changing the order of TV stations or deleting a station 32
Creating a new station table
33
Shipping condition/factory defaults
33
Others Menu
34
Owner ID
35
Clock setting
36
AUDIO mode / NICAM sound system
37
Before requesting service
38
Specifications
39
Index
last page
Important Safety Warnings
Fuse cover
!
!
The moulded three pin mains plug is supplied for your safety
and convenience and must NOT be cut off.
A 5 amp fuse is fitted in the mains plug. If the fuse has to be
replaced, it must be of the same rating and approved by ASTA
or BSI to BS1362. Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI
mark on the body of the fuse.
To replace the fuse, open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver as shown and replace the fuse and the cover securely.
!
To prevent electric shock, do not remove cover. No user
serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service
engineer only.
!
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock or product damage, do not expose this
apparatus to rain, moisture, dripping or
splashing and that no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed
on the apparatus.
!
Do not insert metal object into the
slots or openings of the unit.
!
This unit is not disconnected from a.c.
mains while it remains connected to a
live mains outlet, even if it has been
turned off.
!
The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and
easily accessible or the mains plug or an appliance coupler
shall remain readily operable.
!
This unit is intended for use in moderate
climates.
2
1. Open the fuse
cover with a
screwdriver.
2. Replace the
fuse and close
or attach the
fuse cover.
Fuse
(5 ampere)
-If you see this symbolInformation on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (private households)
This symbol on the products and/or accompanying documents
means that used electrical and electronic products should not be
mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment,
recovery and recycling, please take these products to designated
collection points, where they will be accepted on a free of charge basis.
Alternatively, in some countries you may be able to return your products to
your local retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent new product.
Disposing of this product correctly will help to save valuable resources and
prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment
which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling. Please
contact your local authority for further details of your nearest designated
collection point. Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this
waste, in accordance with national legislation.
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact
your dealer or supplier for further information.
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this
product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the
correct method of disposal.
Caution
!
Avoid exposing the unit to direct sunlight or other heat sources.
!
Avoid sudden change in temperature or humidity, dew or condensation may
form, causing malfunction.
Dispose of batteries in accordance with the instructions given in this book.
Place the unit on a flat, stable surface. Do not place heavy object on top of the unit.
Your attention is drawn to the fact that recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs
or other published or broadcast materials may infringe copyright laws.
This unit is designed for indoor use only.
Do not use in area with strong magnetic fields, e.g. near transmitting antenna.
This product may receive radio interference caused by mobile telephones during
use. If such interference is apparent, please increase separation between the
product and the mobile telephone.
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Do not install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in cabinet or in another
confined space. Ensure the unit is well ventilated. To prevent risk of electric
shock or fire hazard due to overheating, ensure that curtains and any other
materials do not obstruct the ventilation vents.
Do not obstruct the unit’s ventilation openings with newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains, and similar items.
Do not place sources of naked flames, such as lighted candles, on the unit.
Dispose of batteries in an environmentally friendly manner.
Care and Maintenance
!
The cabinet can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, disconnect from mains before
cleaning. Do not use detergent or solution containing benzol or petroleum.
!
Video heads clogging can occur with use, when this happens picture and sound
will become distorted during playback. Purchase a head cleaning tape or consult
your dealer. Note that video head cleaning is not covered by the warranty.
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Sales and Support Information
Customer Care Centre
!
For UK customers:
08705 357357.
!
For Republic of Ireland customers:
01 289 8333.
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Visit our website for product information www.panasonic.co.uk.
!
E-mail: [email protected]
Direct Sales at Panasonic UK
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Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and
confidence by telephoning our Customer Care Centre
Mon - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm (Excluding public holidays).
Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at
www.panasonic.co.uk.
Most major credit and debit cards accepted.
All enquiries, transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by
Panasonic UK Ltd.
It couldn´t be simpler!
Also available through our internet is direct shopping for a wide range of
finished products, take a browse on our website for further details.
Included Accessories
Included
A
VCR
TV
CH
VOL
AV
TRACKING/V-LOCK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH
AV LINK
EXT LINK
INPUT SEL
0
ShowView AUDIO
PROG
/CHECK
ccessories
STATUS RESET/CANCEL
PROG PLAY
I-TIMER
EXIT
MENU
AC Mains Lead
RJA0044-3C
Batteries for the
Remote Control
R6 size
Remote control
N2QAJB000089
Operating Instructions
RQTD0103-B
RF cable
Quick Start Guide
RQCAD0014
ENTER
PAUSE/SLOW
JET REW
INDEX
TIMER
REC MODE OFF-TIMER
REC
A
* Some functions may not be
applicale to your VCR.
VCR/TV
N2QAJB000088
B
K2KF2BA00001, VJA0728-A
or K1TWACC00001
Guarantee Card
Check that you have the accessories and items shown
5
Front Panel VCR
1
2
VCR= Video Cassette Recorder
Detailed information
is available on the
specified pages.
3
4
CH
Page
5 6
1
2
3
4
7
8
9 10
11
Stand-by/on switch /I
CH
JET REW
EJECT
TIMER REC
5
Selects a channel
Fast rewind to the beginning of the tape.
22
Ejects the cassette.
23
21
Activates the recording timer
25
21
REC
Starts recording.
6
7
6
QUICK ERASE
24
Erases a cassette.
23
21
8
Fast winding / JET SEARCH
9
Stop button
10
Starts playback.
20
11
Fast winding / JET SEARCH
22
22
Rear Panel VCR
AUDIO OUT
RF IN
AC IN
~
L
AV1 (TV)
AV2 (DECODER/EXT)
R
1
Rear Panel Connectors
1
2
2
AC IN~ (Power supply)
AUDIO output
L = AUDIO output left channel
R = AUDIO output right channel
RF OUT
3
4
3
4
5
6
56
AV1 (21-pin Scart socket)
AV2 (21-pin Scart socket)
RF IN = Aerial input
RF OUT = Aerial output
Inserting batteries into the remote control unit:
The batteries last for about a year, depending on how often you use the RC unit.
Do not mix old with new batteries or batteries of different types.
Only use batteries without any harmful substances (such as lead, cadmium, mercury).
Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
Remove the batteries if the remote control unit will remain unused for longer
periods of time.
! Do not heat or short-circuit the batteries.
! Immediately remove used-up batteries and replace with batteries
of type AA, UM3 or R6.
! Be sure to put in the batteries the right way round (+and -).
!
!
!
!
Dispose of batteries, packaging material and the unit
according to statutory regulations. They must not
be thrown into the household refuse.
7
Remote control functions
TV Controls
VCR
Some Panasonic television sets may be controlled with the remote control
unit of this VCR. However, some of old Panasonic TVs cannot be operated
using this remote control.
Press to switch the TV from on to stand-by mode or vice versa.
TV
CH
VOL
AV
TRACKING/V-LOCK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH
AV
Selects the TV set´s AV port.
CH
TV Channel selector.
EXT LINK
INPUT SEL
0
VIDEO Plus+ AUDIO
VOL
PROG
/CHECK
VCR Playback Control
Normal playback
INDEX
JET REW
8
PROG PLAY
I-TIMER
EXIT
MENU
20
Stop ends recording, playback, or winding.
Eject: Press and hold for more than 3 seconds.
PAUSE/SLOW
STATUS RESET/CANCEL
To adjust the volume of the TV.
ENTER
PAUSE/SLOW
JET REW
Fast forward/rewind when stopped,
search forward or backwards during playback.
22
Stop a recording session.
Still playback or Slow Playback.
20
Search beginning of a recording session.
22
Fast rewind to beginning of tape.
22
INDEX
TIMER
REC MODE OFF-TIMER
REC
A
"Some functions may not be
applicable to your VCR."
VCR/TV
N2QAJB000089
B
VCR Standard Controls
VCR
MENU
EXIT
INPUT SEL
RESET/CANCEL
Stand-by/on switch
Press to switch the unit from on to stand-by
mode or vice versa.
In stand-by mode, the unit is still consuming a
small amount of power.
Displays the menu.
19
Quits a menu.
19
Switches between AV inputs A1, A2 and Tuner.
B
Move highlighted station.
32
I-TIMER
OFF-TIMER
Selecting or storing settings.
ENTER
TRACKING/V-LOCK
Channel select buttons.
21
Tracking control of VCR picture disturbance.
23
32
PROG PLAY
37
CH
RESET : Resets the counter to 0:00.00.
CANCEL: Clears an entry you made.
Delete highlighted station.
PROG
/CHECK
Audio out settings.
Menu navigation buttons.
A
VIDEO Plus+
AUDIO
8
9
Select programme storage position
or enter the VIDEO Plus+ number.
E.g.: 18 =
28
VCR Recording Controls
TIMER
Displays the VIDEO Plus+ menu
28
Displays the menu Timer recording.
26
REC
Plays back programmed recordings.
26
REC MODE
Programming TV programmes
broadcasted at the same time and on
the same channel.
Switches the VCR into stand-by mode
after a preset period of time during
recording, playback or stop mode.
27
22
EXT LINK
STATUS
25
Activate the recording timer mode.
Record
24
Sets the tape speed (SP/LP/EP).
24
Activates the recording timer for
externally controlled recording.
30
Press repeatedly to display the time,
tape counter or tape remain.
24
9
Connecting with RF cable
You can connect the VCR to your TV
set by using a RF cable.
2 Aerial
Follow the steps described below.
RF IN
(Aerial input)
AC IN~
1 Ensure TV Power is disconnected
from AC Mains socket.
VCR
2 Connect aerial to the RF IN
(Aerial input) connector of the VCR.
RF OUT
(Aerial output)
4 AC mains lead
3 Connect the VCR´s RF OUT
(supplied)
RF cable
(supplied)
TV
(Aerial output) to the TV
set’s aerial in connector.
3 Aerial input
4 Connect VCR and TV set to the
AC mains socket.
1 AC mains socket
4
10
AC mains lead
VCR Auto Setup with RF cable (Automatic tuning)
!
!
VCR Display
!
- While Auto Setup is running the first digit of the VCR display will flash. After a
while it will stop flashing and the RF output channel number will be displayed.
- Select an unused channel pre-set on your TV and tune it to the RF output
channel number shown on the VCR display (or until you can clearly see the
Auto Setup screen). Store the new video playback channel (refer to the
instructions for your TV).
D In some cases, the RF output channel may interfere with the TV stations
transmitted in your area. This may prevent you from seeing the On-Screen
Display clearly. Please see page 18 for removing the interference before
restarting Auto Setup (page 33).
Auto Setup
Tuning
EXIT
Turn on your television set.
With the Stand-by/on switch turn on the VCR. Automatic tuning for all
available TV stations begins. Approximate duration is 5 minutes.
After Automatic tuning has finished, press EXIT. The Owner ID screen will appear.
: Ch 21
: exit
Owner ID
Owner ID
PIN number : ****
Name
: **************
House No : ***********
Postcode
: ***********
You now have the opportunity
to enter your details and
help the police crack crime
see instruction book.
ENTER
:select
: exit
: store
EXIT
Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
MANUAL
Time
Date
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 04
You can complete the Owner ID now or skip this step and do it later. To do it
later, press the EXIT button. Your VCR is now ready to use.
! To set the Owner ID now, press the Numeric buttons or
to enter a fourdigit PIN number.
! Press , to correct the digit.
! Make sure that you will remember the PIN number (make a note of it).
! Press the ENTER button twice to confirm.
! Enter the [Name], [House No] and [Postcode] in the same way.
! Press the ENTER button to confirm each entry.
! Press the EXIT button to leave the Owner ID screen.
! You will now see the TV picture. Your VCR is now ready to use.
If the clock setting menu appears
(Auto clock set was not possible due to a weak signal)
Press
to set the correct time and date.
Press the ENTER button to finish this setting.
D Mind that a wrong date or time will influence the programmed recording of TV
programmes (don't forget to change summer time and winter time).
!
!
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Connecting with 21-pin Scart cable (Fully wired)
AV1
21-pin Scart socket
2 Aerial
Follow the steps described below.
RF IN
(Aerial input)
ACININ~
AC
VCR
1 Ensure TV Power is disconnected
from AC Mains socket.
RF OUT
(Aerial output)
3 RF cable
(supplied)
2 Connect aerial to the RF IN
(Aerial input) connector of the VCR.
3 Connect the VCR´s RF OUT
5 AC mains lead
(Aerial output) to the TV set’s
Aerial in connector.
(supplied)
4 Connect the VCR’s AV1 socket
TV
Aerial input
(21-pin Scart socket) to the TV
set’s Scart In socket.
1 AC mains socket
5 Connect VCR and TV set to the
AC mains socket.
4 21-pin Scart cable
5 AC mains lead
12
VCR Auto Setup with 21-pin Scart cable
(Automatic tuning)
VCR Display
Auto Setup
!
!
Tuning
: Ch 21
!
EXIT
: exit
Owner ID
Owner ID
PIN number : ****
Name
: **************
House No : ***********
Postcode
: ***********
You now have the opportunity
to enter your details and
help the police crack crime
see instruction book.
ENTER
:select
: exit
: store
EXIT
Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
MANUAL
Time
Date
Turn on your television set.
With the Stand-by/on switch turn on the VCR.
Automatic tuning for all available TV stations begins.
Approximate duration is 5 minutes.
After Automatic tuning has finished, press EXIT.
The Owner ID screen will appear.
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 04
You can complete the Owner ID now or skip this step and do it later. To do it
later, press the EXIT button. Your VCR is now ready to use.
! To set the Owner ID now, press the Numeric buttons or
to enter a
four-digit PIN number.
! Press , to correct the digit.
! Make sure that you will remember the PIN number (make a note of it).
! Press the ENTER button twice to confirm.
! Enter the [Name], [House No] and [Postcode] in the same way.
! Press the ENTER button to confirm each entry.
! Press the EXIT button to leave the Owner ID screen.
! You will now see the TV picture. Your VCR is now ready to use.
If the clock setting menu appears
(Auto clock set was not possible due to a weak signal)
Press
to set the correct time and date.
Press the ENTER button to finish this setting.
D Mind that a wrong date or time will influence the programmed recording of TV
programmes (don't forget to change summer time and winter time).
!
!
D
D
If Auto Setup has previously been completed the VCR will not start Auto Setup
automatically. In this case you can re-start Auto Setup again. See page 33.
If you want to cancel Auto Setup before it has finished, press the EXIT button.
You can restart Auto Setup again. See page 33.
13
Connecting to Satellite Receiver, Set Top Box
You can connect a Set Top Box to receive digital broadcast
by aerial (DVB-T) signals, a satellite receiver
(digital/analogue) or a decoder to decrypt encrypted
programmes.
Aerial
External unit
3
1 AC mains socket
21-pin Scart socket
4
To AC Mains socket
21-pin Scart cable
RF cable
(supplied)
3
TV
VCR
1 AC mains socket
2
(AV2)
4 AC mains lead
(supplied)
14
1 AC mains socket
3
2
4 AC mains lead
Follow the steps described below.
1 Ensure TV Power, External unit Power and VCR Power are disconnected from
AC Mains socket.
2 Connect a 21-pin scart cable (fully wired) to the AV2 21-pin scart socket on the
VCR and to the 21-pin scart socket on the External unit.
Connect a 21-pin scart cable (fully wired) to the AV1 21-pin scart socket on the
VCR and to the 21-pin scart socket on the TV set.
3 Connect aerial to the Aerial in connector of the External unit.
Connect the External unit´s Aerial out connector to the VCR’s RF IN (Aerial input).
Connect the VCR´s RF OUT (Aerial output) to the TV set’s Aerial in connector.
4 Connect the External unit, VCR and TV set to the AC mains supply.
5 Switch on the TV set and VCR.
Set the VCR menu settings for AV2 according the connected External unit (See page 34).
6 Switch on the External unit. Then follow page 13 for VCR Auto Setup with 21-pin
Scart cable.
D [RGB] means separate Red/Green/Blue colour signals. If you connect a TV equipped with RGB
input capability to the AV1 socket on this VCR, and a decoder equipped with RGB output
capability to the AV2 socket, RGB signals will pass through the VCR to the TV when the VCR is
in stand-by mode. The RGB signals cannot be recorded or produced by this VCR.
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Connecting Audio Systems
For details about the connection, also read the operating instructions of the
Audio System. Be sure to keep the VCR, TV and Audio System
disconnected from mains until you have finished all connections.
Follow the steps described below.
1 Ensure Audio Systems Power,
VCR Power and TV Power is
disconnected from AC Mains
socket.
VCR
2 Connect an Audio cable (not
supplied) to the Audio Output
sockets on the VCR and to the Audio
Input sockets on the Audio System.
Audio Output sockets
left = white (L) right = red (R).
D
Audio System
Audio cable
To AC Mains
socket
3
2
16
To Audio Input sockets
If you have a scart adapter cable
you can also connect the video
recorder's AV 21-pin scart socket
to an Audio System.
3 Connect the Audio System, VCR and
TV set to the AC mains mains supply.
Checking the Settings
after Auto Setup
To confirm that the TV stations have been tuned correctly by Auto Setup
MENU
!
!
!
Menu
Timer recording
Tuning
Clock set
Others
:select
: exit
ENTER
D
: access
D
EXIT
Tuning
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
: select
: return
MENU
ENTER
EXIT
: access
: exit
EXIT
Press the MENU button to display the OSD Main menu on the TV screen.
Press
to select Tuning then press the ENTER button.
Press
to select Manual then press the ENTER button to display the list of
tuned TV stations and confirm that all available TV stations have been set
correctly.
If station name is [
]:
The asterisks indicate that a station was found during Auto Setup but has not
been named (due to weak signal).
The stations in the list with asterisk will need to be named manually see page 32.
If station name is [- - - -]:
The dashes represent unused channel positions.
The stations in the list with dashes will need to be set manually. See page 31.
Press the EXIT button to exit the On Screen Display.
When the station names and/or channel numbers have not been set correctly,
see page 32 for details.
When no station has been found, confirm all connections of the VCR again and
restart the Auto Setup. See page 33 for details.
!
TV Reception Channels
Tuning
Pos
1
2
3
4
5
Name
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
Tuning
Ch
22
23
24
25
26
Pos Name
6
7 ---8 ---9 ---10 - - - -
Example of UK model
Ch
30
---------
Pos
1
2
3
4
5
Name
RTE1
NET2
TNG
BBC1
BBC2
Ch
2
4
6
22
23
Pos Name
6 ITV
7 CH4
8 CH5
9 ---10 - - - -
Ch
24
25
26
-----
The reception
channels are
different for UK
and Ireland.
Example of Ireland model
17
Removing Interference / Changing RF-output channel
In some cases, interference (lines or patterning) or a very poor picture may
appear on the TV when the VCR is connected. If this happens, follow the steps
below to change the video playback channel (RF output channel) to remove the
interference.
TV screen
The picture with interference
MENU
!
Press the MENU button for more than 5 seconds. The RF output channel
number is displayed on the VCR display.
TRACKING/V-LOCK
!
Press the Numeric buttons or use the Channel (CH) button
to select a channel number, which differs by 2 or 3 from the
present channel number. (For example, if the original
channel number was 28, enter 31.)
VCR Ch:28
On-Screen Display
Test pattern indication
VCR display
CH
Indication when the RF output
channel is 28 (example)
ENTER
Retune your TV until you receive the Test pattern. It may be necessary to
repeat steps above until you can see the Test pattern clearly. If using a Scart
cable please see the note below.
!
Press ENTER to finish this setting.
D
Set the RF output channel of the VCR to [- -] (RF OFF) if the VCR is
connected to the TV via the 21-pin Scart cable.
!
Press MENU for about 5 seconds. The preset channel will be
displayed on the VCR-display.
Press channel select buttons CH or 0 to invoke [- -].
Confirm with ENTER.
VCR Ch:31
Test pattern indication
!
!
21
18
9
!
Indication after changing the RF
output channel to 31 (example)
The clear picture
8
...
68
(RF OFF)
Menu System
Timer recording
Pos
Date
25 26
-------
-------------------
-------
/
/
/
/
/
/
-------
1/3
PDC
Start Stop
--:---:---:---:---:---:--
--:---:---:---:---:---:--
-
-------------
Tuning
Menu
Timer recording
Tuning
Clock set
Others
17
ENTER
!
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
!
!
!
!
Press EXIT to leave the menu.
!
11 13
Press MENU, the menu screen appears.
With
select the desired sub-menu.
Press ENTER, the selected menu appears.
With
select the entry you would like to change,
then confirm with ENTER.
Make your changes following the menu steps.
With MENU return to the previous menu.
!
Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
The cursor buttons on the remote control
unit allow you to navigate through menus
and change selected entries.
AUTO
Time
Date
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 04
Others
34
Tape length
AV2
SQPB
OSD
VCR display
EXT LINK
:
:
:
:
:
:
AUTO( E-240)
NORMAL
AUTO
4:3
DIMMED
1
19
Playback
Normal playback
! Turn on the VCR.
! Be sure the TV set is turned on and tuned to the video playback channel.
! Insert a video cassette.
! Press PLAY
to start playback.
! Press STOP
to end playback.
Playback from power stand-by mode
! When inserting a cassette and pressing PLAY , the device will turn itself on
and start playing back.
Starting automatic playback
When inserting a cassette with removed protection tab, playback will start
automatically.
!
Repeat playback
! The VCR repeats playback from beginning to the end of the recording.
! In stop or playback mode press PLAY
for longer than 5 seconds.
The symbol [R] appears on the VCR´s display.
! Press STOP
to end playback.
PAUSE/SLOW
PAUSE/SLOW
20
Still playback
! Press PAUSE/SLOW during playback.
! To exit still playback press PAUSE/SLOW again or PLAY .
Slow playback
! During playback press PAUSE/SLOW for longer than 2 seconds.
! To return to normal playback press PLAY .
Tracking control
Adjusting the playback picture
Under normal conditions, the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking for
optimum performance.
However, in some cases it may be necessary to adjust it manually.
Playback picture
containing noise bars
If the picture contains noise bars and it is not clear to see (tracking adjustment):
If noise bars appear during normal playback, slow playback or still playback,
follow the operations below.
TRACKING/V-LOCK
CH
During normal or slow playback, press CH
or
until the noise bars
disappear.
! If the noise bars appear during still playback, switch the VCR over to the slow
playback mode and then adjust the tracking as explained above.
To return to Auto Tracking:
Press CH
or
simultaneously.
If the still picture jitters or jumps (V-lock adjustment):
If the still picture jitters or jumps, perform the following.
During still playback, keep the CH button
becomes stable.
D
D
D
D
or
pressed until the picture
With certain TV models and tapes, it may not be possible to adjust the tracking
perfectly.
If you play back a cassette that was recorded on another unit of VCR, the
picture quality may be inferior in the normal playback, slow playback, and still
playback,
and it may need to manual adjust the tracking by above method.
Also, on some TVs, the picture may scroll up and down in the special
playback functions.
However, these are not malfunctions.
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General convenient functions
Auto-Start
When inserting a cassette the VCR will automatically
switch on.
Automatic rewinding
When a cassette is played to the end, the VCR will
automatically rewind it to the beginning of the tape.
D This function is not available during programmed
recording sessions.
Search forward or backwards
! While playing back press
or ,
the search begins.
! When pressing the button twice (JET SEARCH) the
search speed increases.
! When holding the button down the search will run for
the duration of the button being held.
! Press PLAY
to end search.
D This function is not available in some cases
(e.g. at the beginning or end of the tape).
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INDEX
Quick search for a beginning of a recording
While playing back or in stop-mode.
! INDEX
tape winds forward / INDEX
tape rewinds.
! Every time you press the button (max. 20 times) the
! VCR will find the start of the next recording.
! Playback will start automatically.
! Press STOP
to exit the Search function.
OFF-TIMER
Time limited recording or playback
During recording, playback or stop mode the device
switches to stand-by after a preset period of time.
Press the button repeatedly to increase this period from
30 to 60, 120, 180 or 240 minutes.
The set time appears in the VCR’s display.
! Press OFF-TIMER
Fast winding forward or backwards
! In stop mode press
or .
Press STOP to end winding.
Automatic stop function
To protect the video heads the device will automatically
quit the functions search backwards/forwards, quick
search, still playback and slow playback after 5-10 minutes.
Interference and motor noise are not a malfunction.
JET REW
JET REW
For fast rewinding to the beginning of the tape.
On a E180 cassette approx. 43 seconds.
D Tape counter and tape remain display are unavailable
during this function.
Playing back S-VHS Cassette Tape
(SQPB=S-VHS Quasi Playback)
It is also possible to play back tapes recorded on an S-VHS VCR.
! The picture quality will be similar to VHS playback.
! It is not possible to make an S-VHS recording with this VCR.
General convenient functions
Tape Care
Tape Counter
When inserting a video cassette the tape counter will
automatically reset to [0:00.00].
! The tape counter may also be reset to [0:00.00] by
pressing the RESET/CANCEL button.
EJECT
Automatic shut down and removing cassettes
If the VCR is switched into stand-by mode, the cassette
may be removed by pressing the EJECT-button.
Once done the VCR will switch back to stand-by mode.
Playing back NTSC video cassettes
You can play back NTSC video cassettes for viewing
on a PAL system TV set.
If there is any interference when playing back NTSC,
try readjusting your TV set.
Read the operating instructions of your TV set. You
cannot record or copy video cassettes in NTSC format.
QUICK ERASE
QUICK ERASE
To record on a cassette containing previous
recordings without loss of quality, erase these
recordings with the QUICK ERASE function.
! Press and hold the QUICK ERASE button for
a few seconds.
It takes approx. 30 minutes to erase an E-180
cassette.
Some do’s and dont’s on tape care.
DO:
! Use a good quality branded tape, such as Panasonic.
! Keep in the box supplied with the tape, or a video case,
when not in use.
! Try to use the whole tape when making recordings and
avoid re-recording over the same section of the tape
repeatedly as this will help prevent premature tape
wear.
! Take care to insert a tape correctly into the VCR to
avoid damage.
! Take tape out of the VCR when not in use.
DO NOT:
! Expose the tape to high humidity or temperature.
! Expose to liquid.
! Expose to dust particles by storing directly on a carpet
for example.
! Use a damaged tape or attempt to repair it.
! Dismantle the cassette housing.
! Attempt to lift the front cassette flap or touch the tape
surface. Cassette erasure protection
Break out the erasure protection
tab to protect the cassette
against accidental erasure of
recordings you wish to keep.
Stick adhesive tape over the
gap if you wish to re-record a
protected cassette.
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Recording
Recording functions
Instant recording
Instant recording of the
VCR - TV picture.
REC
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Timer recording
Recording controlled by timer.
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Instant recording
Set the TV set to the video channel and insert a cassette into the
VCR; make sure that the cassette’s protection tab is intact.
! Select channel to record from.
! When recording from an external device, select from
Scart inputs AV1, AV2.
! Press REC to start recording.
! Press STOP
to stop recording.
! Press PAUSE/SLOW to pause recording.
! To protect the video heads this function will be terminated after
! approx. 5 minutes.
!
Press PAUSE/SLOW again to resume recording.
Recording with INTELLIGENT TIMER
REC MODE
Repeating programmed
recordings.
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Recording with Video Plus+
Programming recordings using
the Video Plus+ function.
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Recording with external recording controls
Recording is controlled
by an external device.
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30
STATUS
Tape speed
Prior to starting the recording session, press REC MODE to set the
tape speed.
SP : normal recording time
- optimal picture quality
LP : double recording time
- lower picture quality
EP : triple recording time
- lowest picture quality
When playing back LP or EP recordings, interferences may occur
when using certain types of cassettes (e.g. Type E-300). These are
not indicative of a VCR malfuncion.
!
Tape Remain counter
The display of the VCR shows:
Time - Counter - Tape Remain.
! Press STATUS until [RE] is displayed.
Timer recording
Timer recording
Pos
1
2
3
4
5
--
Date
BBC1 31/12
BBC2 31/12
ITV 31/12
CH4 31/12
CH5 31/12
- - - - - -/ - :select
: delete
CANCEL
The Timer recording allows you to programme the recording time of TV
programmes up to 1 month in advance. Use the on-screen menu to programme
a maximum of 16 recordings. Do not forget to verify that there is enough tape
left. The length of the recording must not exceed the tape left on the video
cassette.
1/3
PDC
Start Stop
10:30
11:30
12:30
13:30
14:30
- -: - ENTER
EXIT
11:30
12:30
13:30
14:30
15:30
- -:- -
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
---
PROG
/CHECK
!
!
!
!
!
: store
: exit
!
!
!
TIMER
!
!
Press MENU, and confirm
Timer recording with ENTER
or press PROG/CHECK to display the Timer recording menu.
Press ENTER to access timer programming.
Select a station
(e.g. BBC1).
Press to set date, week or weekday with
(e.g. 31/12).
Press to set start- and stop-time with
, (e.g. 10:30).
Hold buttons down to change time in 30-minute steps.
Press to select tape speed: A (Automatic), SP, LP, EP with
.
Press to set PDC ON/OFF with
.
Press ENTER to save timer programme.
Repeat these steps for further recordings you may wish to programme.
Press TIMER to activate the VCR´s timer mode.
Make sure the symbol is displayed on the VCR display.
To cancel the Timer recording Standby Mode
When you want to use the VCR for playback or manual recording before the
programmed timer recording will be performed, you can temporarily cancel the
TIMER timer recording standby mode.
! Press TIMER button. The
indication on the VCR display disappears.
However, after you have finished using the VCR, remember to reactivate the
timer recording standby mode.
! Press TIMER button again, otherwise the programmed timer recording will
not take place.
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Timer recording
Checking the timer programme
!
!
Press PROG/CHECK,
the Timer recording menu appears.
Press PROG/CHECK again or EXIT
to quit the menu.
Changing or cancelling a timer programme
!
!
!
!
PROG
/CHECK
PROG
/CHECK
Press PROG/CHECK,
the Timer recording menu appears.
With
select the entry you would like to edit,
confirm with ENTER.
Modify entries with
and confirm with ENTER.
Press RESET/CANCEL to delete a recording.
PROG PLAY
Playing back programmed recordings
! Press PROG PLAY.
! The device will rewind to the beginning of the
recording, and automatically start playing it back.
You can also play back programmed recordings
manually.
This function will not work if the tape has been ejected
after Timer Recordings have been completed.
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Automatic SP/LP selection
A: If, at the beginning of a timer programme, there is not
enough tape left to complete it, the SP/LP function will
automatically run the tape at LP speed. This ensures
that the entire programme will be recorded. If the LP
mode is not enough to ‘stretch’ the remaining tape to
fit, you will not be able to record all of the TV
programmes.
D It is not possible to automatically activate the EP mode.
PDC function
Programme Delivery Control adjusts the start and stop
time of a timer recording automatically to ensure the
recording starts and finishes in line with the programme
broadcast. This is useful when a programme over-runs the
published times.
The station must be transmitting PDC and the exact time
must be set for PDC to work. The VCR detects whether a
station is transmitting PDC only during the tuning process.
If PDC is introduced or discontinued by a station you will
need to re-tune the VCR before it becomes aware of this.
PDC transmissions are not currently nation-wide so please
check with your local broadcaster for more information.
ON : The station transmits PDC signals. You must set the
timer to the time specified in the TV magazines.
- - - : The station does not transmit PDC signals. Try to
set the start and stop time such that the entire film
can be recorded even if a programme begins or
ends earlier or later than planned.
Recording with
INTELLIGENT TIMER
INTELLIGENT TIMER
Pos
Date
Start Stop
25/10/04
PDC
1 BBC1 25/10 10:30 11:30 SP ON
1 BBC1 25/10 18:3019:30 SP OFF
2 BBC2 25/10 12:30 13:30 A ON
Timer recording
Pos
Date
1
1
-----
BBC1
BBC1
-------------
I-TIMER
1/3
Start Stop
PDC
I-TIMER
26/10 10:30 11:30 SP ON
26/10 18:30 19:30 SP OFF
-- / ---:-- --:-- ---- / ---:-- --:-- - ---- / ---:-- --:-- - ---- / ---:-- --:-- - ---
INTELLIGENT TIMER
Pos
The INTELLIGENT TIMER allows you to easily time the recording of
programmes broadcasted by the same TV station at the same daytime at
different days.
To use the INTELLIGENT TIMER function, at least one recording session must
be programmed in the Timer recording menu (page 25). This information will be
copied into the INTELLIGENT TIMER menu.
Upon completing the programmed recording session, such session information
will be deleted from the Timer recording menu, but remain available in the
INTELLIGENT TIMER menu. From there such information may be copied back
to the Timer recording menu, thus allowing you to easily programme the
recording session again with changed dates.
The INTELLIGENT TIMER menu will contain information about the last 5
programmed recording sessions.
Date
Start Stop
25/10/04
PDC
1 BBC1 25/10 10:30 11:30 SP ON
1 BBC1 25/10 18:3019:30 SP OFF
2 BBC2 25/10 12:30 13:30 A ON
I-TIMER
Copying stored recording sessions
! Press I-TIMER.
! With
or I-TIMER select recording session.
! Press TIMER to activate the VCR´s timer mode.
Editing a programme
! Press I-TIMER.
! Press
or I-TIMER to select a programme and confirm with ENTER.
The Timer recording screen appears.
! With
modify the desired data, and store changes with ENTER.
! Press TIMER to activate the VCR´s timer mode.
Protecting I-TIMER programmes
Once 5 entries are stored in INTELLIGENT TIMER menu, any new entry will
overwrite the oldest stored programme.
! Press I-TIMER.
! With
or I-TIMER select an entry.
! To protect the entry press . The
symbol appears.
! To remove protection press . The
symbol disappears.
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Recording with VIDEO Plus+
Video Plus+
8 3 5 4 2 - - - -
Programming recordings with the VIDEO Plus+ function
The VIDEO Plus+ code simplifies entering programme information to record TV
and SAT programmes. The recording time may be slightly longer than the TV
programme.
VIDEO Plus+ !
!
!
0 - 9 :enter
: correct
: access
: exit
ENTER
EXIT
Timer recording
Pos
1
1
2
----
Press VIDEO Plus+.
Enter the VIDEO Plus+ number ( to correct entry).
Confirm entry with ENTER. The Timer recording screen appears.
Date
BBC1 31/12
BBC1 31/12
BBC2 31/12
- - - - - -/ - - - - - - -/ - - - - - - -/ - -
If you do not wish to edit the Timer recording data activate timer mode
! Press TIMER to activate the timer mode. The
symbol appears on the VCR display.
!
!
!
!
!
!
1/3
Start Stop
10:30
11:30
12:30
- -: - - -: - - -: - -
11:30
12:30
13:30
- -: - - -: - - -: - -
PDC
SP ON
SP ON
SP OFF
- --- --- ---
TIMER
!
!
To edit Timer recording data press ENTER.
and use to set date.
Select station
Use
to set the date, week or day of week and use to set the start time.
Use
to change the start time and use to set the stop time.
Use
to change the stop time and use to set the tape speed.
Set the tape speed: A (Automatic), SP, LP, EP
use to set PDC.
(for automatic setting and PDC recording see page 26)
Press ENTER to confirm the settings.
Press TIMER to activate the timer mode.
Ensure that the video recorder symbol is displayed.
To cancel the Timer recording Standby Mode see page 25.
D
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered
trademarks of Gemstar Development
Corporation. The VIDEO Plus+ system is
manufactured under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
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!
If the device fails to recognise the TV station automatically, the [ - - ] indication
appears under the programme position (Pos).
The [ - - ] will also appear, when using VIDEO Plus+ to record from a Satellite
broadcast for the first time. For each satellite station, you will have to set the
Pos for the first time (for details see page 29).
The TV station must be entered manually with
.
The VCR will store this information so it will not have to be entered again.
Recording with VIDEO Plus+
VIDEO Plus+ Codes for Satellite Receivers / Set Top Box
This VCR is not designed to control (switch on or change channel) your
satellite receiver or Set Top Box, however, it can be taught to recognise
VIDEO Plus+ Codes for Satellite stations. The Satellite Receiver or Set Top
Box must be switched on and the correct station selected. Some receivers
have their own timer facility for this purpose. Please refer to your Satellite
Receiver/Set Top Box instructions for use of such timer facilities.
For your VCR to recognise the VIDEO Plus+ Codes for each satellite station,
you must teach your VCR which channel or AV input to record from for the
first time. Otherwise when setting a VIDEO Plus+ recording, the [- -] symbol
will appear in the channel position indicating that the VCR does not know
which channel position to set. Once you have set the channel/AV input once
the VCR will remember it whenever you use a VIDEO Plus+ Code for the
station again.
Video Plus+
8 3 5 4 2 - - - -
VIDEO Plus+ !
Timer recording
1/3
Date
10:30 11:30 SP - - - -/ - - - -: - - - -: - - - - - - -/ - - - -: - - - -: - - - - - - -/ - - - -: - - - -: - - - - - - -/ Invalid
- - - -: entry
- - - -: - - - - - - -/ - - - -: - - - -: - - - - - -
Timer recording
Pos
Date
1
------
AV2
----------------
Start Stop
PDC
Pos
-------
-------------------
!
!
!
!
1/3
Start Stop
26/10 10:30 11:30
-- / ---:-- --:--- / ---:-- --:--- / ---:-- --:--- / ---:-- --:--- / ---:-- --:--
PDC
!
SP ON
- --- --- --- --- ---
!
!
Press the VIDEO Plus+ button.
Enter a VIDEO Plus+ Code from a Satellite TV Guide for a satellite channel,
e.g. Sky 1 using the Numeric buttons. Press to correct any mistakes.
Press the ENTER button. [ - - ] will appear instead of a channel number/AV input.
Press the CH button to select the channel or AV input that is to be used for
recording from the satellite channel.
Press the ENTER button to memorise the setting. The VCR will now
automatically set the programme position or AV input correctly when a VIDEO
Plus+ recording is set for this satellite station in the future.
Press
to select the programme that you have just set. Now press the
CANCEL button to delete it from the timer recording list. It is no longer
needed.
Repeat the steps above until you have set and deleted dummy timer
recordings for each of the satellite stations that you will make VIDEO Plus+
recordings from.
Press EXIT when you have finished.
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Recording with external
recording controls
Receiver
Aerial
TV
VCR
EXT LINK
Others
Tape length
AV2
SQPB
OSD
VCR display
EXT LINK
MENU
: select
: return
:
:
:
:
:
:
EXIT
AUTO( E-240)
NORMAL
AUTO
4:3
DIMMED
2
EXT LINK
The AV2 input of this VCR is equipped for use with external equipment having
external timer recording control such as digital satellite receivers. The AV2 input
can be set to EXT LINK 1 or EXT LINK 2 depending on the equipment to be
connected. Fully wired 21-pin scart cable is required. Refer also to the
manufacturer’s instruction for the external unit.
! Press MENU, the Menu screen appears.
! With
select menu Others and confirm with ENTER.
! With
select [EXT LINK] and turn to [2] or [1]
.
! Press MENU to return to the Menu screen.
EXT LINK 1: The VCR recording start and stop time is controlled by a control
signal sent via the 21-pin scart cable from the external unit (e.g.
Sky Digibox).
EXT LINK 2: The VCR will start recording when AV2 input detects the video
signal and stop recording when the video signal is switched off by
the external unit.
! Press EXT LINK to activate the VCR´s recording stand-by mode.
Make sure the VCR´s EL1 or EL2 display appears.
As long as the satellite or digital receiver transmits
the special recording signal (EL1), or a video picture
is transmitted (EL2), the VCR will continue to record.
!
!
: exit
D
EXT LINK
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The following screen will be shown EXT LINK recording in progress
if you select [EXT LINK 2]:
Press ENTER to hide this message. ENTER : yes EXT LINK :cancel
Press EXT LINK to stop recording.
Be sure that the timer programmes stored by your VCR do not overlap with
the ones of the satellite or digital receiver. Some external equipment may not
work with this function, refer to the operating instructions for the external unit.
Quitting recording stand-by mode
! Press EXT LINK to quit recording stand-by mode. The EL1 or EL2 display
disappears.
You can now play back a cassette or make a manual recording. You must
press EXT LINK again to reactivate the recording stand-by mode.
Manual Functions
This VCR has 99 programme positions that can be tuned to receive TV stations.
In certain circumstances you may wish to tune in a station manually or rename
a TV station.
Manual Tuning
Tuning
Pos Name
1
2
3
4
5
Ch
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
A:
delete
select
MENU : return
6
7
8
9
10
22
23
24
25
26
B:
Pos
Name
Channel
NICAM
MENU
Pos Name Ch
: select
: return
-------------
move
: access
: exit
ENTER
EXIT
: 7
: ---: ---: AUTO
EXIT
: exit
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---------
!
!
!
!
!
Press MENU, the Menu screen appears.
Select the Tuning menu by pressing and confirming with ENTER.
Confirm [Manual] by pressing ENTER.
With the
buttons, select an open storage position.
Press ENTER.
!
Press
to start Channel tuning, or Numeric buttons to enter
the channel number.
Wait until the desired station has been set.
!
Press MENU to return to the Tuning screen.
D
If you have performed Manual Tuning to find TV stations, the [ - - ] indication
may appear under [Pos/Name] on the On Screen Display when programming
a VIDEO Plus+ timer recording.
!
Options available for tuning the channels
Pos
Station position
32
Name
Station name setting
32
Channel
Channel setting
31
Automatic NICAM detection/Mono
37
NICAM
AUTO / OFF
31
Manual Functions
Changing the name of TV stations
Tuning
Pos
1
2
3
4
5
Name
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
Ch
22
23
24
25
26
: delete
select
MENU : return
Pos Name Ch
6
30
7 ---- --8 ---- --9 ---- --10 - - - - - - -
!
!
!
!
!
: move
ENTER : access
EXIT : exit
A
B
!
Pos
Name
Channel
NICAM
MENU
1
: BBC1
: 22
: AUTO
:
!
!
!
!
: select
: return
EXIT
!
: exit
1
2
3
4
5
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
: delete
move
MENU : return
A
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With
select the name entry.
The cursor will mark the first letter BBC1.
With
change that letter.
With select the next letter BBC1.
Press MENU.
The new name will be stored in Tuning.
Changing the order of TV stations or deleting a station
Tuning
Pos Name
Press MENU, the Menu screen appears.
With select the Tuning menu, confirm with ENTER.
Confirm [Manual] with ENTER.
With
select the name entry.
Press ENTER.
Ch
22
23
24
25
26
B
Pos Name Ch
6
7
8
9
10
-------------
: move
: store
: exit
ENTER
EXIT
30
---------
!
Press MENU, the Menu screen appears.
With select the Tuning menu, confirm with ENTER.
Confirm [Manual] with ENTER.
Press B . An arrow to the left will mark the selected field.
With
move the station to any other desired location.
Press ENTER.
!
Press
!
!
!
!
!
A
to delete the station.
Manual Functions
Creating a new station table
Tuning
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
!
!
!
!
Press MENU, the Menu screen appears.
With select the Tuning menu, confirm with ENTER.
With select [Auto Setup], confirm with ENTER.
Press ENTER to confirm.
OK?
ENTER : yes
EXIT : no
Auto Setup
D
D
Tuning
: Ch 1
When no stations have been set, confirm all connections and restart Auto Setup.
You can restart Auto Setup, without using remote controller, by pressing some
buttons on the front of the unit. Hold down and
on the main unit
simultaneously for about 5 seconds.
Shipping condition/factory defaults
Tuning
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
OK?
ENTER : yes
The Auto Setup menu will be displayed.
The Automatic Tuning will start.
EXIT : no
Shipping condition resets the VCR back to the original factory settings except
Owner ID information. This is useful if the VCR is going to be used in a new
location as auto-setup will begin again when the unit is switched on (after
connecting to aerial and mains).
! Press MENU, the Menu screen appears.
! With
select the Tuning menu, confirm with ENTER.
! With
select [Shipping condition] and confirm with ENTER.
! Press ENTER to confirm.
!
To re-tune the VCR, disconnect and reconnect the AC Mains lead.
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Manual Functions
Displaying the Others Menu
! Press MENU and select
Others
.
! Press ENTER.
The Others menu appears.
Others Menu
Tape length
AV2
Others
Tape length
AV2
SQPB
OSD
VCR display
EXT LINK
MENU
: select
: return
:
:
:
:
:
:
EXIT
AUTO( E-240)
NORMAL
AUTO
4:3
DIMMED
1
SQPB
Sets the tape length of the cassette you use.
AUTO (
Selects the type of external unit connected to the VCR's AV2 21pin scart socket.
DECODER: If a decoder is connected.
NORMAL : If another video recorder, satellite receiver or
Set Top Box is connected.
AUTO
: The VCR automatically detects the type of recording.
ON
: Plays back S-VHS format cassettes in quasi
S-VHS format.
: Plays back cassettes recorded in VHS format only.
OFF
: exit
4:3
OSD
WIDE
OFF
VCR display
(only in stand-by mode)
EXT LINK
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E - 240), E - 195, E - 260, E - 300
: Displays appear at the edge of the screen
(displays not visible on 16:9 format screens).
: Displays appear at the edge of the screen
(displays appear in the middle on 4:3 format screens).
: No on-screen displays
DIMMED : The VCR's display is dimmed.
ON
: The VCR's display is on at normal brightness.
1
: The VCR recording start and stop time is controlled by a
control signal sent via the 21-pin cable from the external
unit, for example Sky Digibox.
: The VCR will start recording when AV2 input detects the
video signal and stop recording when the video signal is
switched off by the external unit.
2
Manual Functions
Tuning
Owner ID
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
!
!
!
!
Owner ID
PIN number
Name
House No
Postcode
!
: 846*
: **************
: ***********
: ***********
!
!
EJECT
Owner ID
Name
House No
Postcode
: MARWIN
: BANKS
: RG12 8FT
Press MENU and select Tuning
Press ENTER.
Select Owner ID
and press ENTER.
Use the Numeric buttons or
to enter the current PIN number.
After entering the correct PIN number, you can change the Name, House No
and Postcode.
Press ENTER to conclude the setting.
Use
, the Numeric buttons and ENTER to select and change the
desired information.
Press EXIT to exit the On Screen Display.
To display the Owner ID information on TV
!
Keep EJECT pressed for more than 5 seconds.
D
The PIN number is not displayed.
After 30 seconds, this menu automatically disappears.
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Manual Functions
Menu
ENTER
: access
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Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
MANUAL
Time
Date
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 04
Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
AUTO
Time
Date
The clock will normally be set correctly during Auto-Setup however, in some
circumstances the VCR cannot set the clock automatically. In this case, follow the
operation steps below to manually set the clock.
To manually adjust the clock
! Press MENU and select Clock set
.
! Press ENTER.
! Confirm that Clock set is set to MANUAL, and press ENTER.
! Use
or Numeric buttons to set the Date and Time.
! Press ENTER to conclude the settings.
! Press EXIT to exit the On Screen Display.
Timer recording
Tuning
Clock set
Others
:select
: exit
Clock setting
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 04
To activate the automatic time correction function
The correct time for the VCR clock can be automatically maintained when the VCR
is tuned to a station that transmits a time signal.
! Press MENU and select Clock set
.
! Press ENTER.
! Use
to set AUTO.
! Press ENTER to conclude the setting.
! Under adverse reception conditions, etc., the Automatic time correction function
may not work. In this case, the indication for Clock setting is automatically reset
to MANUAL. If the reception conditions improve later on, it is possible to activate
this function.
! Press EXIT to exit the On Screen Display.
D
D
D
D
D
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If Clock setting is set to AUTO when you open the Clock screen, do not set it to
MANUAL, otherwise, the automatic time correction function is deactivated.
This VCR uses a 24 hour clock.
In case of a power failure, an automatic back-up system maintains the clock for
approximate 60 minutes.
When Clock setting is set to AUTO, the automatic time correction function checks
and if necessary adjusts the time several times every day. The automatic time
correction function only works when the VCR is in standby, it does not work in the timer
recording mode.
Don't forget to change summer time and winter time
Manual Functions
AUDIO
Audio mode (L/R)
At each press of the AUDIO button, the selected sound output is indicated with
L (Left) and R (Right).
Stereo playback
:
Display: LR
Left audio channel playback
:
Display: L Right audio channel playback
:
Display: - R
Playback of normal audio (Mono) sound :
Display: - -
NICAM sound system
The NICAM System is a 2 channel digital sound broadcast system which in
most instances provides high quality stereo sound.
Broadcasters can also transmit two separate mono soundtracks on this system.
AUTO:
OFF:
!
Tuning
Pos Name
1
2
3
4
5
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
Ch
7
4
2
12
13
Pos
6
7
8
9
10
Name
----------------
Ch
-----------
!
!
!
!
!
When you record a programme which is broadcast with NICAM sound,
the NICAM sound is automatically recorded.
If you want to record the normal (mono) sound on the Hi-Fi audio tracks
during a NICAM broadcast, or if the stereo sound is distorted due to
poor reception conditions.
Press MENU, the Menu screen appears.
With select the Tuning menu and confirm
with ENTER.
Confirm Manual with ENTER.
With
select the desired channel
and confirm with ENTER.
With select NICAM and switch to
AUTO or OFF with
.
Press MENU to return to Tuning.
Pos
Name
Channel
NICAM
:
1
: BBC1
:
7
: OFF
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Before requesting service
Please contact our after sales service centre if you fail to remove problems by yourself
(see Guarantee Information).
I HAVE AN ON SCREEN MESSAGE.
You have attempted to carry out a function, which is not possible at this time.
It may be that no tape is inserted and you have pressed PLAY or that you
tried to change the details of a timer recording whilst it was being carried out.
! Please follow the instructions as given on the display.
THE VCR DISPLAY IS NOT ILLUMINATED.
The AC mains lead has become disconnected
! Connect mains lead securely.
THE DISPLAY IS LIT, BUT THE VCR CANNOT BE OPERATED.
The VCR is in timer recording mode.
! Press TIMER to cancel the mode.
Safety devices are operating.
! Disconnect the mains, wait for 1 minute and reconnect.
If problem persists, consult service engineer.
VCR PICTURE DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE SCREEN.
If connected via RF
! Check RF output channel and adjust if necessary. (See page 18.)
If connected via SCART
! Check connections and choose appropriate AV channel on TV.
AUTO CLOCK SETTING DOES NOT OPERATE.
Teletext information is not available or cannot be read.
! Set the clock manually. (See page 36 for details.)
THE PLAYBACK PICTURE IS DISTORTED, BLACK AND WHITE
OR HAS HORIZONTAL NOISE BARS.
The tracking adjustment is not correct.
! Adjust the tracking. (See page 21.)
The playback channel on the TV has not been tuned properly.
! Re-tune the TV.
The video heads may be worn or clogged.
! Try to playback a new tape.
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THE PICTURE OF A RECORDED PROGRAMME IS DISTORTED OR
MISSING.
The aerial or connection is defective
! Check connections and reconnect as necessary.
No programme was recorded because the VCR is not tuned correctly.
! Re-tune the VCR.
Incorrect programme position was selected.
! Select correct channel.
TIMER RECORDING DOES NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY.
Time and date were not set correctly.
! Re-set correctly.
The start or finish time was not set correctly.
! Re-set correctly.
The VCR was not put into timer recording mode.
! Put VCR into timer recording mode.
RECORDING FROM AN EXTERNAL SOURCE IS NOT POSSIBLE.
The incorrect AV input was selected.
! Check which AV input is in use and select this on the VCR.
The cables are not connected properly.
! Check connections and adjust as necessary.
THE REMOTE CONTROL DOES NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY.
The remote signal cannot reach the VCR.
! Point the remote at the front of VCR and make sure that there are no
objects in the way.
The remote is too far from the VCR
! Move closer to the VCR or replace the batteries.
The batteries have been inserted incorrectly.
! Insert the batteries correctly.
Specifications
Option
Power supply
Power consumption in operation
NV-HV61EB/EBL
21-pin Scart Socket
1
3
5
7
9
11 13 15 17 19
21
2
4
6
8
10 12 14 16 18 20
AV1/AV2 Scart Socket
1 Audio output CH2 (R)
2 Audio input CH2 (R)
3 Audio output CH1 (L)
4 Audio ground
5 Blue ground
6 Audio input CH1 (L)
7 Blue
8 Switching voltage
9 Green ground
10 Reserved
11 Green
12 Reserved
13 Red ground
14 Blanking ground
15 Red
16 Blanking
17 Video output ground
18 Video input ground
19 Video output
20 Video input
21 Ground
Technical data
220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
15W
multifunctional remote control (VCR and Panasonic TV) /
Controls
VCR direct controls (main functions)
Video and Audio heads (helical scanning system) 4 heads (Super Ferrite Head) / 2 heads Hi-Fi
Tape speed
SP: 23.39 mm/s, LP: 11.7 mm/s
Record and playback time (E240 cassette)
SP: 240 min, LP: 480 min
Fast forward or fast rewind time (E180 cassette) approx. 60 s
TV system
Video input and output level
RF modulated output
PAL I 625 lines
1.0 V peak-to-peak, 75 Ohm, terminated
UHF channel (21-68), 75 Ohm
Audio Input level
Audio Output level
-6 dBV, more than 10 kOhm
-6 dBV, less than 1 kOhm
Horizontal resolution (colour)
Signal-to-noise ratio video (colour)
Signal-to-noise ratio audio
Dynamic range audio
Audio frequency response
more than 240 lines (SP)
more than 43 dB (SP)
more than 43 dB (SP, normal)
more than 90 dB (Hi-Fi sound tracks)
80 Hz to 8 kHz (SP, normal)
20 Hz to 20 kHz (Hi-Fi sound tracks)
Operating temperature / humidity
5°C to 40°C / 35-80% relative humidity
Weight and Dimensions (approximate value)
3.5 kg / 430 (width) x 89 (height) x 276 mm (depth)
D These specifications are subject to change without notice.
List of TV Reception Channels
UK
Ireland
VHF
–
A–J
UHF
21–68
21–69
CATV
–
104–470MHz
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Index
Aerial cable
Aerial input/output
AUDIO
AUDIO output
Auto Setup
AV1
AV2
Batteries
Channel
Clock
Date
Digital Receiver
Dimmed
Erasure protection
External Devices
EXT LINK
Factory defaults
INDEX
INTELLIGENT TIMER
Page
10,12
7
37
7,16
11,13,33
7
7,30,34
7
18,31
11,13,36
25,28
14,30
34
23
14,34
30,34
33
JET SEARCH
JET REWIND
Page
22
22
Manual Tuning
Mono
31
37
NICAM
NTSC
37
23
OFF TIMER
OSD
22
34
Playback
PDC
PROG PLAY
8,20
26
26
Quick Erase
6,23
Recording
Remain
Remote
Repeat Playback
24,30
24
8,9
20
Satellite Receiver
Scart Cable
Shipping condition
Slow playback
SQPB
Stereo
Still playback
S-VHS
Tape length
Tape speed
Timer recording
TRACKING/V-LOCK
Tuning
34
24,25
25,26
9,21
31
VCR display
VIDEO Plus+
34
28,29
22
27
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
F15H05-0
RQTD0103-1B
http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/
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14,30
12,14,30
33
20
22,34
16,37
20
34
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