Models No. PV-C1324/PV-C1334W/ PV

Models No. PV-C1324/PV-C1334W/ PV
Combination VCR
Operating Instructions
(Advanced Operations)
For Basic operations, see the separate
“Basic Operations” instruction book.
Models No.
PV-C1324/PV-C1334W/
PV-C2024
Table of Contents
TV Features.......................................................................................................2
Closed Caption System .....................................................................................3
VCR Features ....................................................................................................4
V-Chip Control Features....................................................................................6
Copy Your Tapes (Dubbing) ..............................................................................9
Reset Language, Channels, Clock, Time Zone Adjust....................................10
Warning and Instruction Displays .................................................................... 11
Before Requesting Service..............................................................................12
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner,
Matsushita Electric Corporation of America has determined
that this product or product model meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to connect,
operate, or adjust this product. Please save this manual.
This operating instruction book is designed for use with models
PV-C1324, PV-C1334W and PV-C2024. Illustrations in this manual show
the PV-C2024.
LSQT0768 B
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TV Features
Picture Adjustment
1
Press ACTION to display menu.
2
Press ▲▼◄► to select “TV,” and press
ACTION.
ON-TIMER
This unit can be set to automatically power on in
one of 2 modes (TV, Playback).
MAIN MENU
TV
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
CLOCK
1
Press PROG to display SET PROGRAM
screen.
2
Press ▲▼ to select “ON TIMER,” and
press ► to display ON TIMER screen.
SET PROGRAM
EXIT
TIMER PROGRAMMING
ON TIMER
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
3
Press ▲▼ to select “VIDEO ADJUST,”
and press ►.
SELECT:
END
:PROG
3
SET UP TV
CAPTION
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO ADJUST
TAPE SELECT
:TUNER
:T-120
SET:
Press ▲▼ to select desired settings,
and press ► to set the ON-TIMER time
and ON-TIMER mode.
ON TIMER
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
4
SET:
10:--AM CH --
Press ▲▼ to select an adjustment item
(see below.), and press ◄► to adjust.
SELECT:
END
:PROG
SET:
• Make sure a tape is inserted if Playback mode is
selected.
COLOR
TINT
BRIGHTNESS
PICTURE
SHARPNESS
NORMAL
• ON-TIMER mode
selection order
CH02
CH03
CH125
CH01
PLAY
SELECT:
ADJUST:
END
:ACTION
To Make Corrections, use ▲▼ and ◄► to
move back and correct.
■ COLOR Control
Adjust color intensity.
■ TINT Control
Adjust for natural flesh tones.
4
■ BRIGHTNESS Control
Adjust picture brightness.
■ PICTURE Control
Adjust picture intensity by adjusting both contrast
and color level in the proper balance.
ON TIMER
Adjust picture sharpness.
CANCEL:ADD/DLT
SELECT:
SET:
END
:PROG
To Reset Picture Controls,
press ▲▼ and ► to select and set “NORMAL.” All
controls return to their factory settings.
To Cancel ON-TIMER,
Repeat steps 1 and 2. Then, press ADD/DLT to
clear the time in step 3. Now, press PROG to end.
“ON TIMER END” briefly appears on-screen.
COLOR
TINT
BRIGHTNESS
PICTURE
SHARPNESS
NORMAL
5
• “ON TIMER SET” is displayed.
• ON TIMER Indicator lights on unit.
10:00AM CH 05
■ SHARPNESS Control
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
Press PROG to set ON TIMER.
Sleep Timer
SET:
This unit can be set for auto power off.
Press SLEEP repeatedly to set SLEEP TIMER.
Press ACTION three times to exit.
• Pressing DISPLAY with sleep timer set displays
remaining time.
To cancel,
press SLEEP repeatedly until “SLEEP TIMER 0”
appears.
SLEEP TIMER 30
SLEEP TIMER 60
SLEEP TIMER 90
SLEEP TIMER 0
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Closed Caption System
Closed Caption Mode Feature
Caption On Mute Feature
1
Press ACTION to display menu.
Closed Caption narration is displayed when
MUTE button is pressed for silence.
2
Press ▲▼◄► to select “TV,” and
press ACTION.
1
Do steps 1~3 at left.
2
Press ▲▼ to select “CAPTION
MODE,” and press ► repeatedly to
select “OFF.”
MAIN MENU
TV
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
CLOCK
EXIT
CAPTION
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
3
CAPTION MODE : OFF
CC ON MUTE
: CAP C1
Press ▲▼ to select “CAPTION,” and
press ►.
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
SET:
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
:TUNER
3
:T-120
SET:
Press ▲▼ to select “CC ON MUTE,”
and press ► repeatedly to select a
mode. (See below.)
CAPTION
4
OFF
CAPTION MODE : CAP C1
CC ON MUTE
: NO
CAP C2
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
CAP C1
TEXT C2
CAP C1
CAPTION MODE : OFF
CC ON MUTE
: CAP C1
Press ▲▼ to select “CAPTION
MODE,” and press ► repeatedly to
select mode. (See below.).
CAPTION
NO
ON-TIMER
SET UP TV
CAPTION
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO ADJUST
TAPE SELECT
Picture Adjustment
This multi-use system not only allows the hearing impaired to enjoy selected programs, but also
makes useful information from TV stations available to everyone.
SET:
TEXT C1
CAP C2
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
4
Press ACTION three times to exit.
5
Press MUTE to mute the sound and
display closed captioning.
SET:
• To cancel, press MUTE again.
A narration of selected TV programs is
displayed. Check TV program listings for
CC (Closed Caption) broadcasts.
■ TEXT C1 or TEXT C2
The lower half of the screen will be blocked
out. When the TV station broadcasts
information, such as program listings, it will
appear in this space.
Sleep Timer
■ CAP C1 or CAP C2
■ OFF
Closed Caption / Text narration will not be
displayed.
Press ACTION three times to exit.
Closed Caption Mode Feature
5
■ Recording and Playing Back a
Closed Caption/Text Program
Record:
Record normally. Closed Caption/ Text
signal is recorded automatically.
Playback:
Start playback, and do above steps to
select desired caption mode.
Note:
• The closed caption or text signal may be broadcast
over C1, C2, or both. Also, text contents can vary so
you may wish to try different settings.
Caption On Mute Feature
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VCR Features
Index Search
Zero Search
For each recording, an invisible index mark is
placed on the tape. A program index and
information and also included for Timer recordings.
These marks are used to access or Scan recording.
To quickly return to a specified tape location.
1
Press COUNTER RESET during play
to display Counter.
1
2
Press COUNTER RESET at the
desired position to reset to “0:00:00.”
Press SEARCH in Stop or Play mode,
and then press NUMBER keys to select
recording number.
• To calculate number, see below.
0:00:00
Press FF or REW to start search.
INDEX SEARCH
ENTER INDEX NUMBER :1
USING 1-9 KEYS
FORWARD SEARCH :FF
REVERSE SEARCH :REW
EXIT:SEARCH
2
Play begins at search end. To search
forward or back 1 index, press FF or
REW while screen below is displayed
(10 sec.).
• To cancel, press PLAY.
3
Continue to record, playback, etc.
4
Press STOP.
5
Press CM/ZERO in Stop mode to
start ZERO SEARCH.
INDEX SEARCH
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FORWARD SEARCH :FF
REVERSE SEARCH :REW
• Unit will go into FF or REW mode and stops at the last
point the Counter was set to 0:00:00.
■ To Calculate Index Number
Example 1:
To go to rec. 2 from rec. 4, enter 3 and press REW.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Example 2:
To go to rec. 6 from rec. 2, enter 4 and press FF.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Repeat Play
Set to see a recording over and over.
PLAY
REPEAT ON
In PLAY mode, press
PLAY/ REPEAT on unit
to turn “ON.”
PLAY
REPEAT OFF
Repeat above to turn
“OFF.”
7
NOTE:
indicates start points of each recording.
Note:
• If Index Search is started very close to an index mark,
that index mark may not be counted in the search.
Note:
• Play repeats at tape end or if unrecorded position over
30 sec. is detected.
Commercial Skip
Unit fast forwards (skips) over 1, 2, or 3 minutes of
recorded tape as desired.
1
Press CM/ZERO in Play mode.
• Press CM/ZERO repeatedly to change skip time as
shown below.
• No indication appears.
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Tape Select
VCR Lock
Select your tape length so the tape position and
amount of tape remaining is properly displayed.
(See “Tape Position and Tape Status Display”
section below.)
Press ACTION to display menu.
VCR LOCK ACTIVATED
Press ▲▼ to select “TV,” and press
ACTION.
MAIN MENU
TV
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
CLOCK
EXIT
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
3
To turn on,
hold down REC on the
unit in Stop mode with
no tape inserted for 7
sec.
(Please ignore the NO
CASSETTE warning.)
To turn off,
repeat above.
VCR LOCK OFF
Press ▲▼ to select “TAPE SELECT,”
and press ► to set “T-120,” “T-160”
or “T-180.”
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
T-120
T-160
T-180
Note:
:TUNER
:T-120
SET:
• VCR Lock cancels in 24 hours.
• Select “T-120” for
tapes 120 minutes or
less, “T-160” if 140 or
160 minutes, and
“T-180” if 180 minutes.
Press ACTION twice to return to
normal screen.
When set to “ON,” picture is displayed
regardless of signal strength.
To find out present tape position and amount of
tape remaining.
Tape position is displayed incorrectly in the
following cases:
• If VHS-C type cassettes, tapes under 30 minutes,
tapes over 180 minutes, or incompatible tapes are
used.
• If the correct tape length is not selected.
(See “Tape Select” section above.)
1
Press ACTION to display menu.
2
Press ▲▼◄► to select “CH,” and
press ACTION.
MAIN MENU
TV
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
CLOCK
EXIT
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
• “DETECTING TAPE
POSITION” only
appears the first time a
cassette is inserted
and it takes several
seconds for correct
indication to appear.
3
Press ▲▼ to select “WEAK SIGNAL
DISPLAY,” and press ► to set “ON”
or “OFF.”
SLP
R 120 MIN.
BEGIN
2
END
• The present tape
position indication and
amount of tape
remaining (according
to tape speed) is
displayed. Tape
remaining time display
may not be precise.
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
SET:
Notes:
• ON: Picture is displayed even if signal is very weak
but quality may be poor.
OFF: Screen turns solid blue when signal is weak or
non-existent.
• Selecting “ON” has no effect on connected
equipment with blue back feature.
4
Press ACTION twice to return to
normal screen.
VCR Lock
Press TAPE POSITION to return to
normal screen.
Tape Position Display
SET UP CHANNEL
ANTENNA : TV
AUTO SET
WEAK SIGNAL DISPLAY:ON
Tape Select
Press TAPE POSITION to detect
tape position.
DETECTING TAPE POSITION
Repeat Play
Weak Signal Display ON/OFF
Tape Position and Tape Status Display
1
Zero Search
SET UP TV
CAPTION
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO ADJUST
TAPE SELECT
4
Commercial Skip
1
2
All operations are prohibited except Timer
recording and tape eject. Useful for families
with small children.
Index Search
VCR Features (continued)
Weak Signal Display
ON/OFF
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V-Chip Control Features
This unit has a built-in V-Chip Control which allows you to block unwanted TV usage based on US MOVIES
and US TV PROGRAMS Ratings.
Enter Code
Setup
Blocking
Enter Code
Setup
Blocking
If LOCK menu is not displayed, do “Enter Secret
Code” steps at left.
Enter Secret Code
A 4-digit code must be entered to view a blocked
program or change rating settings.
1
2
Setup US MOVIES Ratings
1
Press ACTION to display menu.
LOCK
US MOVIES
:OFF
CHANGE SETTINGS
US TV PROGRAMS
:OFF
CHANGE SETTINGS
NEXT PAGE
Press ▲▼◄► to select “LOCK,” and
press ACTION.
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
MAIN MENU
TV
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
CLOCK
Note:
Press NUMBER keys to enter your
secret code, and enter same code again
for confirmation.
LOCK
ENTER 4-DIGIT CODE
----
• “NEXT PAGE” displays CANADIAN V-Chip menu. Not
necessary except Canadian tapes or broadcasts.
2
• Take care that you are not
observed entering the
secret code.
To Make Corrections,
Press ◄ repeatedly to move the cursor, and press
Number keys to make the correction.
Press ▲▼ to select “CHANGE
SETTINGS,” and press ►.
LOCK
US MOVIES
:OFF
CHANGE SETTINGS
US TV PROGRAMS
:OFF
CHANGE SETTINGS
NEXT PAGE
ENTER :0-9
END
:ACTION
4
SET:
■ “ON” ➞ V-Chip Control is activated.
■ “OFF” ➞ V-Chip Control is deactivated.
EXIT
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
3
Press ▲▼ to select “US MOVIES,” and
press ► to set “ON” or “OFF.”
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
3
Press ► to display US Ratings menu
(see at right).
Or
Press ACTION twice to exit.
SET:
Press ▲▼ to select “VIEW NR
PROGRAMS?,” and press ► to set
“YES” or “NO.”
VIEW NR PROGRAMS? : YES
G
UNLOCKED
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
X
CONTAINS NO RATING
LOCK
CONFIRM 4-DIGIT CODE
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
SET:
RECOGNIZED
CHANGE CODE:ADD/DLT
CONTINUE:
END
:ACTION
■ Changing your secret code
NR (Not Rated) PROGRAMS
Some movies, such as old movies or foreign movies
have no ratings.
4
• You will need your current code. Perform steps 1~3.
In step 4, press ADD/DLT to clear current code.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter new code.
Press ▲▼ to select and ► to set
ratings. (See ratings chart on page 7.)
VIEW NR PROGRAMS? : YES
G
UNLOCKED
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
X
GENERAL AUDIENCE
Notes:
• DO NOT forget your secret code.
• Once ratings are set, restricted tapes or programs
cannot be accessed unless the secret code is entered.
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
5
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SET:
Press ACTION to continue with US TV
PROGRAMS Ratings (see page 7).
Or, press ACTION three times to exit.
Enter Code
Setup
Blocking
Enter Code
If LOCK menu is not displayed, do “Enter
Secret Code” steps on page 6.
<When V-Chip Control is activated>
CH 08
PROGRAM RATING EXCEEDED
RATING:PG-13
ACCESS CODE
ENTER :0-9
LOCK
US MOVIES
:OFF
CHANGE SETTINGS
US TV PROGRAMS
:OFF
CHANGE SETTINGS
NEXT PAGE
■ To View a Blocked Program / Movie
[Temporarily Deactivate V-Chip Control]
Enter your secret code (ACCESS CODE) in the
Blocking Message screen.
SET:
• V-Chip Control is reactivated when power is turned
off or power failure occurs.
■ “ON” ➞ V-Chip Control is activated.
■ “OFF” ➞ V-Chip Control is deactivated.
• “NEXT PAGE” displays CANADIAN V-Chip menu.
Not necessary except Canadian tapes or
broadcasts.
Press ▲▼ to select “CHANGE
SETTINGS,” and press ►.
US MOVIES RATINGS
LOCK
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
3
G
SET:
Press ▲▼ to select “VIEW NR
PROGRAMS?,” and press ► to set
“YES” or “NO.”
VIEW NR PROGRAMS? : YES
TV-Y
UNLOCKED
TV-Y7
FV
TV-G
TV-PG
V
S
L
D
TV-14
V
S
L
D
TV-MA
V
S
L
CONTAINS NO RATING
SELECT:
SET:
END
:ACTION
US TV PROGRAMS RATINGS:
Chart 1
Press ▲▼ to select and ► to set
ratings. (See ratings charts at
right.)
• Ratings highlighted in Green will be blocked.
Ratings in white letters will not be blocked.
VIEW NR PROGRAMS? : YES
TV-Y
UNLOCKED
TV-Y7
FV
TV-G
TV-PG
V
S
L
D
TV-14
V
S
L
D
TV-MA
V
S
L
FOR ALL CHILDREN
SELECT:
SET:
END
:ACTION
Note:
• You may select from standard TV ratings (chart 1),
or customize to a specific content rating (chart 2).
5
Press ACTION three times to exit
this mode.
US TV PROGRAMS
RATINGS:Chart 1
FOR ALL CHILDREN:
TV-Y Content specifically geared to young viewers
ages 2-6.
FOR AGE 7 AND OLDER:
TV-Y7 May contain mild physical or comedic
violence which may frighten children under 7.
GENERAL AUDIENCE:
TV-G Contains little or no violence, strong
language, or sexual dialogue or situations.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE:
TV-PG May contain infrequent coarse language,
limited violence, some suggestive sexual
dialogue and situations.
PARENTS CAUTIONED:
TV-14 May contain sophisticated themes, sexual
situations, strong language, and more
intense violence.
MATURE AUDIENCE:
TV-MA May contain mature themes, profane
language, graphic violence, and sexual
situations.
US MOVIES RATINGS
NR (Not Rated) PROGRAMS
Some TV shows, such as news, sports,
weather, bulletins, emergency information have
no ratings.
4
Blocking Message
GENERAL AUDIENCE:
All ages admitted.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE:
PG Some material may not be suitable for
children.
PARENTS CAUTIONED:
PG-13 Some material may be inappropriate for
children under 13.
RESTRICTED:
R
Children under 17 must be accompanied by
a parent or adult.
OVER AGE 17 ONLY:
NC-17
No one 17 and under admitted.
X
ADULTS ONLY:
US MOVIES
:OFF
CHANGE SETTINGS
US TV PROGRAMS
:OFF
CHANGE SETTINGS
NEXT PAGE
Setup US TV PROGRAMS
Ratings
[Deactivate V-Chip Control]
Enter your secret code (see page 6). Then, set
US MOVIES and/or US TV PROGRAMS to
“OFF” using ▲▼ and ►. (Ratings set is retained
and will be in effect when V-Chip Control is
activated again.)
Note:
2
----
• If a program or movie
exceeds the ratings you
have set, a message will
appear and sound is
muted.
Setup US MOVIES Ratings
Press ▲▼ to select “US TV
PROGRAMS,” and press ► to set
“ON” or “OFF.”
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
Blocking
Blocking Message
Setup US TV PROGRAMS Ratings
1
Setup
Enter Secret Code
V-Chip Control Feature (continued)
US TV PROGRAMS RATINGS:
Chart 2
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Fantasy Violence
Violence
Sexual Situations
Adult Language
Sexually Suggestive Dialogue
US TV PROGRAMS
RATINGS: Chart 2
FV
V
S
L
D
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus,
New Jersey 07094
Panasonic Sales Company (“PSC”),
Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infanteria. Km. 9.5
San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
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Printed in Indonesia
LSQT0768 B
S0104-1034
Copy Your Tapes (Dubbing)
Connections you’ll need to make.
Recording (Editing) unit
Playing (Source) VCR
AUDIO
OUT
VIDEO IN FROM ANT.
IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
OUT TO TV
Playback (Source)
Recording (Editing) unit
1
1
Insert blank tape with record tab.
2
Select “LINE” mode.
3
Press REC, then PAUSE/SLOW
immediately to put in Standby mode.
3
Insert pre-recorded tape.
Press PLAY then PAUSE at starting
point to put in Standby mode.
• Dubbing tapes protected with Copy Guard will have
poor quality results.
• See “Selecting Input Mode” (p. 6 of Basic Operations
book.)
(Perform operation of steps 4 and 5 on both units at same time.)
4
Press PLAY to start dubbing.
4
Press PAUSE/SLOW to start dubbing.
5
Press STOP to stop dubbing.
5
Press STOP to stop dubbing.
STOP
IMPORTANT
Unauthorized exchanging and/or copying of copyrighted recordings may be copyright infringement.
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Reset Language, Channels, Clock, Time Zone Adjust
MAIN MENU
Press ACTION to display MAIN MENU.
TV
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
CLOCK
EXIT
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
Language
Press ▲▼◄►
to select
“LANGUAGE.”
1
Press ▲▼◄►
to select “CH,”
and press
ACTION.
MAIN MENU
TV
CLOCK
TV
EXIT
CH
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
2
2
MAIN MENU
TV
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
CLOCK
EXIT
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
MENU PRINCIPAL
For Spanish
MENU
BLOCAGE LANGUE
CANAL HORLOGE SORTIE
SEL.
:
REGLER:ACTION
For French
3
2
Press ▲▼ to
select
“ANTENNA,”
then press ► to
set your
antenna system
(“TV” or
“CABLE”).
TV
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
CLOCK
Press ▲▼ to
select
“MANUAL” or
“AUTO CLOCK
SET” and
press ►.
2
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
AUTO CLOCK SET
MANUAL
TIME ZONE ADJUST : 0
AUTO CLOCK SET
MANUAL
TIME ZONE ADJUST : 0
Press ▲▼ to
select “AUTO
SET,” then
press ►.
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
SET:
+1
0
(If select “MANUAL”)
• After Channel Auto
Set is finished,
Clock Auto Set will
be performed. (If
clock is set
manually, Clock
Auto Set will not be
performed.)
3
Press ▲▼ and
press ◄► to
select and set
the month,
date, year,
time, and DST
(Daylight
Saving Time).
SET:
and press ►
repeatedly to
select mode.
(“TIME ZONE ADJUST”
appears only when auto
clock is set.)
SET:
Press ▲▼ to
select “TIME
ZONE
ADJUST,”
-1
3
Press ACTION
twice to exit.
SET CLOCK
1/ 4/2004 SUN 12:00AM
DST:ON
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SELECT:
START :ACTION
4
Add or Delete a Channel
■ To add channel
Select channel with number keys and press
ADD/DLT.
CHANNEL 08 ADDED
■ To delete channel
Select channel with CH ▲▼ or number keys
and press ADD/DLT.
CHANNEL 08 DELETED
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SET:
Press ACTION
twice to start
the clock and
exit this mode.
Reset Language, Channels, Clock, Time Zone Adjust
Press ▲▼◄►
to select
“EXIT,” and
press ACTION
to exit.
3
EXIT
SET CLOCK
SET CLOCK
SELECT:
END
:ACTION
SALIR
ELEGIR:
FIJAR :ACTION
TELE
EXIT
ANTENNA : TV
AUTO SET
WEAK SIGNAL DISPLAY:ON
BLOQUEO IDIOMA
RELOJ
MAIN MENU
SET UP CHANNEL
For English
TV
Press ▲▼◄► to select “CLOCK,”
and press ACTION.
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
SELECT:
SET
:ACTION
Press ACTION
repeatedly.
CANAL
1
LOCK LANGUAGE
CLOCK
Time Zone Adjust
(Only when Auto Clock
is set.)
MAIN MENU
LOCK LANGUAGE
CH
Clock
Copy Your Tapes (Dubbing)
1
Channels
Warning and Instruction Displays
These displays will alert you to a missed operation or provide further instructions.
OSD
CAUTION
Page
PLEASE SET CLOCK BY
PRESSING ACTION KEY
If you attempt to set or review a Timer
Recording, or set the On-Timer and the Clock is
not set...
See page 7 of Basic
Operations and see page
2 of Advanced Operations
book.
CHECK CASSETTE
RECORD TAB
If you press REC, and a cassette is inserted
with no record tab...
See pages 4 and 7 of
Basic Operations book
TO CANCEL TIMER REC
HOLD DOWN STOP KEY
FOR APPROX 3 SEC
If you press STOP during a Timer Recording...
NO CASSETTE
If you press PLAY, FF, REW, or REC without a
cassette inserted...
PLEASE PREPARE
FOR TIMER REC
If the unit is not in Stop mode, or cassette is not
inserted, or cassette has no record tab, or tape
is at its end two minutes before a Timer
Recording is about to begin...
VIDEO HEADS MAY
NEED CLEANING
PLEASE INSERT HEAD
CLEANING CASSETTE
OR REFER TO MANUAL
END: PLAY
If head cleaning becomes necessary while
playing back a tape...
See page 4 of Basic
Operations book
VCR LOCK ACTIVATED
If you press a function button other than
STOP/EJECT or POWER while the unit is in
VCR Lock mode...
See page 5
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See page 7 of Basic
Operations book
Before Requesting Service
Check the following points once again if you are having trouble with your unit.
(BO: refers to “Basic Operations” Instruction book.)
(AO: refers to “Advanced Operations” Instruction book.)
Power
CORRECTION
Completely insert Power Plug into an AC outlet.
Set POWER button ON.
No power…
Monitor
Poor picture with normal
sound...
Poor sound with normal
picture...
Poor TV reception...
No color or poor color...
Adjust VOLUME control. (BO p. 6)
Adjust SHARPNESS and PICTURE controls in the SET UP TV
menu. (AO p. 2)
Adjust TINT and COLOR controls in the SET UP TV menu.
(AO p. 2)
Install a directional antenna.
Ghost (multiple) images...
TV programs cannot be
Make sure the selected channel is in unit’s memory. (AO p. 10)
watched...
Channel cannot be selected... Only the channel being recorded can be viewed on this unit.
VCR
TV program cannot be
recorded...
Timer recording cannot be
performed…
No playback picture, or the
playback picture is noisy or
contains streaks...
VCR cannot be controlled...
CORRECTION
Make sure your antenna system (TV or CABLE) is correctly set.
(AO p. 10)
Make sure cassette record tab is intact. (BO p. 4)
Check that clock is set to current time and date.
Make sure DSS/CABLE box (if used) is left on and tuned to
channel to be recorded.
Set recording Start/Stop times correctly. (BO p. 7)
Timer recording may not be performed or continued if a power
interruption of more than 1 minute occurs before or during a Timer
Recording, even after power is restored.
Adjust TRACKING control in either direction. (BO p. 4)
Try Head Cleaning. (BO p. 4)
Make sure VCR LOCK is set to off. (AO p. 5)
Make sure unit is not in a Timer Record operation.
Remote Control
CORRECTION
Unit cannot be controlled...
Aim remote at remote sensor on unit (BO p. 9) so that signal is
unobstructed.
Inspect the remote batteries. (BO p. 4)
Make sure VCR LOCK is set to off. (AO p. 5)
Exposing unit remote sensor to direct fluorescent or outdoor light
may cause signal interference.
ACTION and PROG buttons
cannot be selected...
Check remote batteries.
Miscellaneous
CORRECTION
Insert the cassette window side up; record tab facing you.
Completely insert Power Plug into an AC outlet.
Try ejecting or inserting the tape again after turning POWER off,
then back on.
Make sure cassette record tab is intact. (BO p. 4)
To enable Quick Play mechanism, the VCR cylinder will rotate for
about 3 minutes. This reduces response time from Stop to Play
mode and from Play to Rewind Search mode.
Make sure VCR LOCK is set to off. (AO p. 5)
If you cannot resolve the problem, please call the Customer Call Center for product
assistance at 1-800-211-PANA(7262).
To locate an authorized servicenter, please call toll free 1-800-211-PANA(7262)
or, contact us via the web at:http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo.
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Before Requesting Service
Video cassette cannot be
inserted...
Video cassette cannot be
removed...
Tape cannot be ejected or
inserted...
Video cassette ejects when a
recording is started, or the
power is turned off for timer
recording...
In Stop mode, the VCR motor
(CYLINDER) continues to
rotate...
VCR cannot be controlled...
Warning and Instruction Displays
No picture or sound...
CORRECTION
Make sure your antenna system (TV or CABLE) is correctly set.
(AO p. 10)
Completely insert Power Plug into an AC outlet.
Set POWER button to ON.
Adjust BRIGHTNESS, SHARPNESS, and PICTURE controls in
the SET UP TV menu. (AO p. 2)
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