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VR911I-IF
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cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside.
RISKOF ELECTRIC
SHOCKDO NOT OPEN Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
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"dangerous voltage" inside.
the product that presents a
risk of electric shock or
personal injury.
Thmssymbol
indicates !'_
important instructions
accompanying the product.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, match
wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert.
AttentionPour _viter les chocs _lectriques, introduire
la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne
correspondante cl_l/_:_._jet
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proper operating
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equipment
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or modifications
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to this
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to
ALl:icle820-40 of the National Ele_bCo_e
(Section 54 of the Canadian
Electrical Code, Part 1) which provide_i_elines
for proper grounding
and-_-_particul'ar, specit, es that thefl _c_fll_e6_lroundshall be connected to the
grounding
practical.
system of the building
as close to the point of cable entry as
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Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card and return it immediately,
Returning this card allowsus to contact you if needed.*
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty
parts and service and for
proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the serial and model
numbers in case you need them. The numbers are located on the back
of the product.
Model No.
VR911HF
Serial No.
Purchase Date:
Dealer/Address/Phone:
"WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
shock hazard, do not expose
this product tO rain or moisture.
First Things First ..... .................. ,....... .... , ............. ...... ....... 3
Setting
up the VCR ................
,.. ...........
,. .... ,.,....,..,....
.... 7
Using the Menu to Set Up Features ................................................. 8
VCR Channels List ......................................................................... 8
To Auto
Channel
Search .......................................................
To Add or Remove
8
Channels ............................................... 9
To Change the SignaIType ............ .................................. ..... 9
Set the Time and Date ................................................................ 10
Additional
Set-up Features in_he_eferences
Menu .......... II
RemoteVCR I/VCR2 Option ........._.:..;;,.._.:., ................... I I
Auto Play .............................................................. .:...;............. 12
Auto TV/VCR ......................................................................... 12
VCR Basics ..............................
Remote
,......................................
13
Buttons ..................................................................................
14
Component
Buttons ...................................................................
VCR Function Buttons ................................................................
14
14
Digital Satellite Receiver Buttons ............................................. 16
Universal TV Function Buttons ................................................. 16
RCA, GE, and Proscan TV Function Buttons
......................... 17
Playing aTape .......................................................................................
Automatic Rewind ..............................................................................
17
18
Tape Eject .............................................................................................
18
StandardVHS
Recording ...................................................................
18
Check the SafetyTab ..........................................................................
18
Recording
19
......................................................................
Recording Features ............................................................................
D-VHS
Recording
Conditions
for D-VHS
Express Recording
Timer
Recording
Timer
(XPR) .......... ;............................................... 2 I
Recording
and Clearing
Recording
Conflicting
Recording ................... , ................ 21
.......................................................................... 22
Stopping aTimer
Reviewing
20
..................... ..;........................ ........................ 20
............................................... 23
Programs ..................................... 23
Using a Digital Satellite Receiver ............. 24
Timers ................ ,................................................ 25
Editing or Cancelling
aTimer
Recording ......................... 25
Recording
Broadcast Stereo TV or SAP ........................................ 26
Recording
Audio
Only ....................... ......_......................................... 26
Playing Back Audio Only ............. ......................... ............. _......... 27
UsingTwoVCRs
for Copying and EditingTapes ,.,, ........... ,........ 27
Editing with the AutoEdit
Feature ............................ ................ 27
Editing Manually ............................................................................
Dubbing
D-VHS
Recordings
28
...................................................... 28
1
Programming
theRemote
................................
,..,.....,
29
About Programming the Remote ................................................... 30
To Control a "IV .............................. .:..;;:......;.._...;;;........ ...............;... 30
To Control
an Auxiliary Component....,
To Control
a Laser Disc Player or DVD
To Control
a Digital Satellite Receiver or Cable Box ............. ,,. 34
Other
Features
........................................ 32 °
Player ........................... 33
.................................
,.., .... ., ...... .............
35
Picture Search Options ................... Z.............. ,................................. 36
Forward and Reverse Search ....;.......;....i.:.._.;_.._.!,.........._....:.. 36
SearchingWith
the Remote. ................ ...., ....... ......... ;........ 36"
SearchingWith
theVCR ...... ............,......... .......................... 36
Slow Motion ........................................... ....................................... 36
Commercial
Scan (Search Bu_on) ........................................... 37
Frame Advance ........................................... .......;........................ ,. 37
Index Search ..................................................................................
37 •
Go-To Search ................................................................ ;............... 38
Tracking ........................................................................................... ;..... 39
Time Counter ...................................... _......................... ;...................... 39
On-Screen
Displays .............................. ;............................................. 40
Audio Set-Up Features ............................................................... _...... 4 I
Reception ..................................... ;.............................. ;.................. 4 I
Tape Playback ................................................................................
Connections
Connecting
.............................
YourVCR
43
......._................................................................ 44
Choosing a VCR Connection
Advantages of Audio/Video
Don't
. ........... .........................
42
.......................................................... 45
Cable Connections
Forget About the Auto TV/VCR
Best Picture and Sound Quality
................... 45
Feature .................... 45
...................................................... 46
Very Good Picture and Sound Quality.
........;.;............................ J.47
Good Picture and Sound Quality .................................................... 48
Reference
......................................................................
Front Panel ...........................................................................................
49
S0
Display Panel ........................................................................................ S I
Back Panel ......................................... .......................... ......................... 52
TroubleshootingTips ............................... ,................... ......,. .............. $3
Specifications ...................................... ..
...................... .................. ."'". 56
Cleaning
theVCR
Accessories
...................... ....... ...i_
......................... ............. _ ...... 56
............................................. ,;................ .,...... ;............... ... 57
Limited Warranty ................................ ..,....,.,...;..,...:;,.,...;.,..,;...,;.;;;.
_'_ .....59,4
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Index ................................................... ii._............ .,..,;,;.;.. ............. ,,...;...60
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HI, MY NAME
and I wrote
that
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this User's
Guide.
you have a rewarding
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find that
explain
FIRST THINGS
It's my job to see
user manual
I've arranged
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experience.
this manual
to clearly
features.
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READ TH E FI RST TH REE SECTIONS
The first three
sections
you to yourVCR,
giving
you need to operate
theVCR
The
detailed
section
provides
limited
warranty.
show you how to set
short
V
recordings
from
broadcast
between
be hard
pressed
recording.YourVCR
or play back a D-vHs
videocassette
Electronics Corp.
digital
a special
need to use a D-VHS
(both
information
about
of this manual.
"rDSS®is a registered
with
are provided).You'll
D-VHS
trademark
can
tapes.
tape, theVCR
to a compatible
or component
to tell
satellite
and play back standardVHS
and you'll
digital
or compatible
the original
and a D-VHS
V
new
high quality
a DSS ® receiver
be connected
receiver
features
lets you make
In fact, you'll
also record
tips and the
V
for DigitalVHS,
the difference
recording,
a reference
IS D-VHS?
that
component.
covers playback,
troubleshooting
technology
To record
menus.
connections.Also,
BUT...WHAT
cable,
you the basic information
it.They
rest of the book
D-VHS,
introduce
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and more
must
of the manual
up and use the on-screen
WHAT'S
FIRST
digital
satellite
A/V
compatible
find more
in the Recording
section
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boxes give you tips for
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your
cassette
recorder.
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STEP I:UNPACKTHE
BOX
Carefully unpack the items in the box:
•
VCR
•
Remote control and batteries
•
• RF coaxial cable
•
AudioNideo
cables
•
Digital A/V cable
•
D-VHS videocassette
STEP 2: INSTALL
REMOTE
BA'I-FERIES
IN THE
CONTROL
Follow these steps whenever you need to install or change the
batteries
1.
2.
in your VCR remote.
Remove the cover of the battery compartment.
Place batteries
in the remote,
matching the + and - ends of
each battery to the diagram inside the compartment.
3.
Replace the cover.
STEP 3: CONNECT
YOUR
VCR
Use the diagram at the right to connect your VCR to a digital
satellite receiver and TV. This illustration shows a basic
connection
that allows you to watch television
and satellite
broadcasts, and record in both standard VHS and D-VHS formats.
Do not place the VCR on top of the digital satellite
.
CABLE,CABLI[ 80X OR_ANTENNA
SATELLITESIGNAL
receiver.
Connect a coaxial cable from the cable or antenna
°1
lead to
the VCR's IN FROM ANT. jack. Connect a second cable from
the VCR's OUT TO TV jack to the satellite
ANT jack, and a third from the satellite
receiver's IN FROM
receiver's OUT TO TV
jack to the TV's CABLE/ANTENNA jack.
2.
Connect Audio/Video
cables to the satellite receiver (both
sets are output jacks) and the VCR's (SATELLITE) IN jacks.
3.
4
Connect the Digital A/V cable to the satellite receiver and
VCR.
I
If you have a TV with AUDIO/VIDEO jacks, use the jacks for a
better connection. For additional information and connection
options, refer to the Connections section toward the back of the
manual.
STEP 4: PLUG IN THE VCR
Match the wide blade of the plug with the wide slot in the
outlet.
Be sure to insert the plug completely.
STEP 5: TUNE
THE TV
Tune the TV to the VCR viewing channel. The VCR viewing
i
channel is channel 3 or 4 or the TV's video input, depending on
TV * VCR
the connection you've chosen,
•
EJECT
If you connect your VCR using the ANTENNA connectors with
RF coaxial cable, set the CH3-4 switch to channel 3 or 4--the
• channel you want to use on your TV.
•
ii
If you connect your VCR using the AUDIO/VIDEO jacks with
audio/video
To select channel 3 or 4, open the VCR's
front panel, press and hold EJECT,then
press TV/VCR.
cables, select the TV's video input to see the
signal. See your TV Owner's Manual.
STEP 6: TURN
ON THE VCR
Press POWER on the VCR's front
panel, or VCR on the remote to
turn on the VCR. To set up the VCR, you will need to understand
how to move through
and change items in the on-screen menus.
STEP 7: ACCESS THE MENUS
The MENU-PROG and number
buttons let you access, select and
change menu items. For example, to change the AUTO PLAY
setting, you would
do the following:
VCR Viewing
Channel
When using the IN FROM ANT and OUT
TO TV jacks to connect your VCR, tune
your TV to channel 3 or 4.
When using the audiolvideo jacks to
connect your VCR, tune your TV to the
TV's video input.
5
1.
Press MENU.PROG todisplay the VCR MAIN MENU,
1
2
3
4
.
3.
VCR MAIN
MENU
Timer
Recordings
ChanneLs
Preferences
Audio
Press3 to display the PREFERENCESmenu.
1
2
3
.PREFERENCES
Remote
ControL:
Auto
PLay:
Auto
TV/VCR:
0
Exit
VCR1
ON
ON
Press2 to switch Auto Play to ON or OFR
PREFERENCES
-1 Remote
ControL:
2 Auto
PLay:
3 Auto
TV/VCR:
0
VCR1
OFF
ON
Exit
See Additional Set-Up Features for detailed information
about the Auto Play feature.
STEP 8: SET UP THE VCR
Once you understand how to move around through the menus,
go to the next section to set up your VCR.
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SETUP FEATURES
Below
is a list of features
up before
time.
you begin
that
you may, want
using yourVCR
to set.
for the first
I
SETTING
•
Set upVCR
Channel
List (Auto
Channel
Search)
UP THE VCR
I _i
_d
•
Set theTime
and Date
•
Set the RemoteVCRI/VCR2
•
Set the Auto
Play feature
•
Set the Auto
TV/VCR
feature
V
feature
V
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USING,THE:MENUTO
. :.-
:
_
SET UP FEATURES
.
You can set up features by using the menu system. The features
you may want to set up before you begin using your VCR are
explained
_
in this section.
VCRCHANNELS
LIST
Your VCR may have had a channel list preset at the factory.
Even if your VCR has a list, it's possible that you may want to
add or deletesome
active.
channels depending on whether they are
If you use a cable box and/or digital satellite
receiver to tune
all channels exclusively, this step isn't necessary.
To Auto Channel Search
1.
Press MENUoPROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
1
2
3
4
2.
VCR RAIN
RENU
Timer
Record4ngs
Channels
Preferences
Audio
Press2 to display the CHANNELS menu.
CHANNELS
1
Auto
2
AddlRelove
Channel
3
S_gnat
Seerch
Channels
TYpe:
CABLE
r
On-Screen
0
Exit
Menus
Not all the VCR screens are shown in this
manual when explaining the features.
3.
Press 1 to begin Auto Channel Search.
AUTO
CHANNEL
SEARCH
Auto
Channel
Search
Use the Auto Channel Search feature to
Now
scanning
channel
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place all available channels in memory.
If you ever change cable or antenna
Press
8
any
key
to
cancel
signals, you may need to Auto Channel
Search again.
The VCR begins scanning for the available channels--this takes
about two to three minutes. The lowest channel is tuned once
the search is complete. Now pressing CHANNELup or down
should only select the active channels.
To Add or Remove Channels
You may want to add or remove channels after you Auto
Channel Search, especially if some of the channels have weak
signals or you don't want to watch them.
,
Press MENU.PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
2.
Press2 to display the CHANNELS menu.
3.
Press 2 to display the ADD/REMOVE
CHANNEL
channels
up or down
or number
you want to remove
ADD/REROVE
CHANNELS
Channel
115
is
presently
Press
CLEAR
Press
RENU
To Change
the
to
to go to the
CHANNELS
Channel
115
is
presently
Press
Press
remove
exit
Signal
buttons
screen. Use
or add.
ADD/REROVE
ADDED
to
CHANNELS
1NFO
RENU
REROVED
to
to
add
exit
Type
1.
Press MENUopROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
2.
Press 2 to display the CHANNELS menu.
3.
Press 3 to change the Signal Type between
CABLEand
ANTENNA.
n
Selecting
Channels
The CHANNEL up and down buttons
access those channels active in your VCR
channel list.
You can still access channels not in the
channel list by using the number buttons
on the remote.
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SETTHE
TIME
AND
DATE
You will only need to set the time and date if you have not
connected the VCR to a digital satellite receiver with a Digital
AN cable. When connected, the VCR automatically receives date
and time information from the digital satellite receiver each time
it is turned on and off.
This option will not appear in the Main Menu if the VCR is
connected to a digital satellite receiver.
1.
PressMENU-PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
VCR
2.
MENU
Timer
Recordings
ChanneLs
3
Preferences
4
Audio
5
Set
CLock
Press 5 to display the SET CLOCK menu.
SET
TIRE
Time
--:-(hh:mm)
Date
--I--/--
Press
.
RAIN
1
2
AND
MENU
to
Enter the data
single-digit
SET
TIRE
Time
12:34
Date
11/18/97
Press
CLEAR
Press
MENU
DATE
cancel
using the number
numbers and follow
AND
buttons.
Press 0 before
the on-screen directions.
DATE
PR
Tuesday
to
to
correct
set
.....
[
Time/Date
Display
Pressing INFO on the remote displays
the time and date on the screen.
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ADDITIONAL
SETUP FEATURES
PREFERENCES
MENU
IN THE
The features in this section are all accessedthrough
PREFERENCESmenu.
1.
the
PressMENU,PROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
1
2
3
4
2.
VCR RAIN
RENU
Timer
Recordings
Channels
Preferences
Audio
Press 3 to display the PREFERENCESmenu.
PREFERENCES
1 Remote
Control:
2 Auto
PLay:
3 Auto
TV/VCR:
0
VCR1
ON
ON
Exi t
Now you are ready to select an item from the menu to set up.
REMOTE
VCR1/VCR2
OPTION
The VCR2oDVD button on the remote control lets you to
control a second VCR. If you have a second compatible VCR
that you would like to operate as "VCRI," set this VCR to
respond to the VCR2.DVD button.
Press 1 to select the Remote Control item. Then press the
VCR2eDVD button to change.
PREFERENCES
1 Remote
Control:
i-2.Auto
PLay:
3 Auto
TVIVCR:
PREFERENCES
(Press
2 Auto
VCR2
PLay:
3
TV/VCR:
Auto
•
0
_
Exit
-i
to
Change)
OFF
OFF
_=
VCR2
OFF
OFF
L
11,0 Exit
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This VCR will only respond to the remote's VCR2-DVD button.
To change the remote setting back to VCR1, display the
PREFERENCESmenu, press 1, and then press VCR1 on the
remote.
AUTO
PLAY
This feature allows the VCR to automatically start playing when
you insert a tape with the safety tab removed. Press2 to switch
between ON or OFF.
Select ON if you want a tape with its safety tab removed to
start playing automatically when the tape is inserted.
Select OFF if you do not want a tape with its safety tab
removed to start playing automatically.
AUTO
TV/VC
R
This feature controls whether the TVNCR switch changes
automatically to the VCR mode, when the VCR is turned on.
Press3 to switch between ON and OFF.
Select ON if you want the VCR to switch to the VCR mode
when the VCR isturned on or a cassette is inserted. This only
applies if you connect the IN FROM ANT and OUT TO TV
jacks of your VCR and TV and watch your VCR on channel 3
or 4 of your 7_.
Select OFF if you want the VCR to remain in the TV mode.
This is useful if you watch your VCR on the TV's video input
and you don't want your antenna/cable signal interrupted
by the VCR.
Auto
TV/VCR
Pressing TV,VCR will still switch
between the VCR and TV mode.
VCR mode: VCR indicator in the
display panel lights.
TV mode: VCR indicator turns off.
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basics should
begin enjoying
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be enough
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a recorded
should
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to learn
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functions,
recording
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Your backii_ remote hasa light huron
(_)
that glows in the
dark. Pressthis button to light the buttons on the remote. The
remote buttons remain lit when they are pressed within a few
seconds of each other. When you finish, the light turns off
automatically to conserve battery power.
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control iscapable of controlling your VCR and many
additional components.
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components work automatically. Other brands may require you
to program the remote. Refer to Programming the Remote later
in this manual for more details.
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STOP
PAUSE
INFO
COMPON
AUX
Fg-i
SEARCH
ENT BUTTONS
Used with PWR button to turn on a compatible RCA audio
component,
digital satellite receiver, or DVD player.
PWR Turns off VCR when remote is set to control the VCR. Also
turns some compatible
components
SAT*_..J_BLE Turns on a compatible
on and off.
digital
satellite receiver. Can
be programmed to control different brands of receivers. Used
with the PWR button to turn on a compatible cable box (if
programmed)
and sets the remote to control the device.
TV Turns on a compatible RCA, ProScan, or GE TV and sets the
remote to control the TV. Also used with the PWR button to turn
MUTE
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INPUTo
on a different brand of TV (if programmed) and sets the remote
to control the TV.
CLEAR
VCR1 Turns on a compatible RCA, ProScan, or GE VCR and sets
the remote to control the VCR.
VCR2*DVD
@
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TV,VCRQ
SPEED
EDIT
Turns on a second compatible RCA, ProScan, or GE
VCR, laserdisc player, or DVD player, and sets remote to control
the device.
VCR FUNCTION
BUTTONS
CHAN Up or Down
Selects next higher or lower channel in the
VCR's channel memory.
CLEAR Resets time counter to 0:00:00. Allows you to change
entries when setting the clock or a timer recording.
EDIT Signals'two properly connected compatible VCRs to begin
copying a tape.
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GO BACK
SLOW
TRACKING
F.ADV (Frame Advance)
In standard VHS mode lets you view
one frame with each press of the button when tape is in pause.
FWD (Forward)
Fast forwards the tape when the VCR is
stopped. Searches forward through a tape during playback.
GO BACK
and then
Switches
between
select another
using the number
BACK to switch between
INFO
two channels.
the two
Select one channel
buttons.
Press GO
channels.
Shows the status displays on the TV screen.
INPUT!
Selects between
input
the line inputs and the VCR's tuner.
refers to the signal coming from the component
to the audio/video
Line
connected
input jacks on the back (LINE 1) or front
(LINE 2) of the VCR.
MENUoPROG Displays VCR MAIN MENU on the TV screen. Used
to select a menu item or exit a menu.
Numbers
two
holding
two
(0 through
numbers.
1 until
9)
Select a channel
Select a cable channel
1 --
appears
up to 99 by pressing
over 99 by pressing and
on the screen. Then press the other
numbers.
PAUSE
Pauses playback
return to playback
PLAY
PWR
or recording.
Press PAUSE again to
or recording.
Plays a tape.
Turns off the VCR when the remote
is set to control
the VCR.
REC
Starts VCR recording.
REV
Rewinds
the tape when
backward
through
SEARCH
Displays
when
During
playback,
each press of the button
the tape 60 seconds of recorded
material.
slow-motion
playback
Stops the current
or fast forward.
VCR function
in
Visual
SPEED In standard VHS mode selects a recording
or SLp).
rewind,
Searches
playback.
Index and Go-To Search menus on TV screen
SLOW + AND - Used to activate
standard VHS mode.
STOP
recording.
the VCR is stopped.
a tape during
VCR is stopped.
advances
Also used for express
speed (SP
such as record, playback,
Search
in D-VHS
Visual search, slow
frame
advance
standard
motion,
are available
Mode
and
only in
VHS mode. In D-VHSmode,
a still picture is displaye d during
forward/reverse
search, while the
tape time counter
position.
displayed
indicates
A still picture
when
tape
is also
, _
the VCR i s paused:
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TRACKING Up or Dower
Lets you manually reduce the streaks
that may appear on the picture during standard VHS play, slow
motion, or pause. Reduces picture "jitter" during stop-action
VCR sxr.c_.._
playback.
TVoVCR
from
Switches the picture
the VCR or cable/antenna
signal so that
it either
®o
comes
system.
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DIGITAL
SATELLITE RECEIVER FUNCTION
SEARCH
BU'FFONS
CLEAR Removes the on-screen displays and returns to normal
program viewing.
GO BACK
Moves
selected
channels.
previous
screen.
MUTE
you back and forth
between
your
last two
In the menu system, returns you to the
INFO Brings up the on-screen channel banner. Press again to get
program
details.
GO BACK
®®
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INI_JTo
@
CLEAR
MENU,PROG
33/,VCRo
SPEED
Displays the digital satellite receiver's menus, lets
you select menu items, or exit the menus.
MOVE (arrow
®
®
®
buttons)
,.,ov A
EDrT
Used to move the on-screen highlight
up, down, right, or left.
SLOW
PWR Turns the digital satellite receiver off.
TV.VC:R Switches the picture signal between the satellite
receiver and the cable/antenna system.
UNIVERSAL
TV FUNCTION
BU'BIONS
These TV function buttons work with many different brands of
TVs. Remember, you may need to program the remote to control
your TV.
C:HAN Up or Down
Selects next higher or lower channel in
the TV's channel memory.
MUTE
Reduces volume to minimum level.
Numbers
(0 through
9) Select a channel up to 99 by pressing
two numbers. Select a cable channel over 99 by pressing and
holding 1 until 1 - - appears on the screen. Then press the other
two numbers.
PWR Turns the TV off.
VOL Up and
16
Down
Raises and lowers sound of TV.
TRACKING
RCA, GE, AND
PROSCAN
TV FUNCTION
BUTFONS
Along with the universal buttons listed above, these buttons
offer additional control over many RCA, GE, and ProScan TVs.
CLEAR Removes menus or status displays from the screen.
GO BACK
Switches between two channels on TVs. Select one
channel and then select another using the number buttons. Press
GO BACK to switch between the two channels.
INFO
Shows TV's status displays on the TV screen.
INPUT
Selects between the TV's line input(s) and tuner.
MENU-PROG
Displays the TV's MAIN MENU and is used to select
menu items or to exit a menu.
MOVE (arrow
buttons)
Lets you move through the TV's menus,
enter data, and change settings of selected features.
SEARCH
Turns on the TV's Commercial Skip feature.
SLOW + and - Used with some RCA, GE, and ProScan TV menus
to.select and adjust features.
TV-VCR
Switches between different antenna leads, if your TV
has more than one.
PLAYING
1.
A TAPE
Tune the TV to your VCR viewing channel
The TV buttons may not control all
features of all models of RCAo
(3, 4, or TV's video input).
2.
1
TV Buttons
ProScanoand GE TVs.
Insert a tape in the VCR.
r
Auto Play
If the Auto Play feature is set to ON
when you insert a tape in the VCR,
•
Press FWD or REV to position the tape.
•
Press PLAY (if necessary) to begin tape play.
• , Press PAUSE for stop action.
•
Press TRACKING up or down to remove any streaks from the
" :picture,
•
if necessary (stanclard VHS mode only).
Press STOPto sto p PlaYback.
playback begins automatically (if
the safety tab on the cassette is
removed)..
•
Pause
If you pause' the vcR automatically
switches from paiJse to' st_p a_er a
minute to reduce tape wear.
1
1•7
AUTOMATIC
REWIND
The VCR automatically
rewinds the tape if it reaches the end
of the tape during playback. While rewinding,
you can press
POWER on the VCR (PWR on the remote) and the VCR will turn
off after rewinding.
TAPE
EJ ECT
Press EJECT on the VCR to eject the tape.
TapeSpeeds
Standard
STANDARD
VHS
RECORDING
VHS Mode
SP (Standard
Play)
Gives the best quality
If you want to record something
use basic recording.
1.
that you're watching,
you can
fewer
programs
recording,
but
can be recorded
on
the tape. Special effects
Set the tape speed by pressing the SPEEDbutton
remote (see margin note for information
settings).
on the
about tape speed
such as
pause, slow motion, picture search,
and frame advance work well when
you play back tapes
recorded
in
this speed.
.
3.
Press the RECORD button to begin recording.
Press STOP to stop recording.
Your VCR is capable
If you just want to pause the recording
(during a commercial,
STOR
LP (Long Play)
for a short time
for instance), press PAUSE instead of
tapes
recorded
of playing
record in the LP speed.
SLP (Super Long Play)
Gives three times the recording
of tapes recorded
effects
CH ECK TH E SAFETY TAB
option
you use, you need to make
sure there is a tape in the VCR, and that the tape's safety tab is in
work
well when
recorded
in SP. Special
Cassette
If the safety tab is removed and you want to record over the
tape, simply cover the hole with vinyl tape.
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advance
you play back tapes
in this speed.
Recording
place. You cannot record on a tape with the safety tab removed.
Safety Tab
time
such as pause, slow motion,
picture search, and frame
No matter which recording
back
in LP. You cannot
Time
SP
SLP
T-120
2Hr
6Hr
T-160
2Hr
40Min
8Hr
D-VHS Mode
Only one speed is offered in D-VHS
mode. At this speed, a DF-300
cassette records for 5 hours; a DF-420
cassette for 7 hours.
SEVERAL
Now
that
RECORDING
you've
gone through
steps to operate
different
Recording
•
yourVCR,
recording
to suit your
OPTIONS
the necessary
rll explain
features
that
_,:
the
are available
needs.
Features:
Recording
(explained
in VCR
Basics section)
•
Digital
Recording
•
Express
•
Timer
•
Timer
Recording
Receiver
using a Digital
•
Broadcast
or Second
Audio
•
Copying
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mode)
Recording
4
Recording
Program
•
(D-VHS
Stereo
Satellite
RECORDING
V
Audio
(SAP)
Only
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and EditingTapes
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RECORD
I N G FEATU RES
There are three ways to record programs. Both standard VHS and
D-VHS recordings may be made with each method.
• .... Recording lets you press one button to start recording a
;.. program (standard VHS)._
standard VHS mode records Conventional video and Hi-Fi
audio tracks, and is completely compatible with other VHS
_ recorders; (See VCR Basicsfor instructions.)
D-VHS mode records high-quality digital video and audio
data directly from a digital satellite system or other
compatible component. A special Digital AN cable is used to
carry the digital signal between the VCR and receiver. Your
VCR also relies on the receiver to decode the digital signal
during playback, so the components must remain connected
at all times.
Express Recording
lets you start recording a program you
are watching, and then set the VCR to automatically stop
recording after a designated period of time. This method
works identically in both standard VHS and D-VHS modes.
Timer
Recording
lets yoU automatically start and stop
recording at a predetermined
time. You can program the VCR
directly, or use your digital satellite receiver's timers to record
Satellite programming.
D-VHS
RECORDING
Whenmakinga
recorrding of a satellite broadcast, you might find
it easier to use the digital satellite receiver's menus, guides, and
one-touch recording features Consult your receiver's instruction
manual for more details
However, you can also operate the VCR directly to make a
digital
recording
from a satellite
broadcast. This is very similar
to making a standard VHS recording.
1.
In STOP mode, press D-VHS on the VCR's front
mode is turned
on when the button
panel. D-VHS
Caution:
is lit up.
The unauthorized
2.
.
4.
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Press INPUT on the remote or VCR until "dL1" appears in the
satellite
VCR's front
programs,
panel display.
Press RECORD to begin recording
Press STOP to stop recording.
materials
of others.
broadcasts,
or other
recording
of
television
copyrighted
may infringe
the rights
Conditions
for D-VHS Recording
Regardless of whether or not you initiate
a D-VHS recording
from the digital satellite receiver or VCR0 several conditions must
be met in order for a digital recording to be made:
•
A D-VHS compatible cassette is loaded (see note on using
S-VHS videocassettes).
•
The Digital AN connection is complete.
•
D-VHS mode is selected.
•
When a recording
is initiated
from the VCR, LINE 1 must be
selected as the input; dL1 (digital
line 1) appears in the front
panel display.
•
The digital satellite
receiver is turned
on and tuned to the
channel you want to record.
•
The recording
is authorized
by the digital satellite
system
(e.g., not copy-protected).
If these conditions
are not met, the VCR will attempt
standard VHS recording,
the VCR.
as long as a videocassette
to make a
is loaded in
Using S-VHS Cassettes for
EXPRESS
RECORDING
Use express recording
remaining
portion
D-VHS Recording
(XPR)
Professional or high-grad e S-VHS
videocassettes can be used for D-VHS
when you want to quickly record the
of the program
you are watching.
recordings, though the recording
1.
Set the tape speed by pressing the SPEEDbutton
remote.
2.
Press the RECORD button to begin recording.
3.
Repeatedly press the RECORD button to set up the recording
duration.
REC
Ch
13
0:01:23
Rec
If a D-VHS recording
Ch
Record
quality may be affected bythe quality
of tape used.
on the
is made using a
low-quality S-VHS tape, the recording
may produce momentary picture
freezes during playback due to brief
losses of data.
13
Length
0:00
Express Recording
SLP
Press
REC
tO
Express recording
setlength
Each time you press the RECORD button, you increase:the
recording
"t
_,'k_::;
L_.:',
time 30 minutes;(Ul_;t0 4 h'6urs).
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The VCR continues
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to record for the amount of time y0u
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is a great way to _
taPe the last quarter of the game, or
"the last part of a movie When you
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_Tostop_an express _cording. press
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turns off.
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TIMER
RECORDING
You can set up as many as eight timer recording programs.
1.
Press MENUmPROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
VCR HAIN
MENU
1 Timer
Recordings
2 Channels
3 Preferences
4 Audio
2.
Press 1 to display the TIMER RECORDINGS menu.
TZBER
3.
RECORDINGS
1
Create
a
2
Review
Existing
New
0
Extt
Program
Progs.
Press 1 to Create a New Program.
How
often
shoutd
program
record?
4.
this
1
2
3
4
OneTime
Daily
(every
day)
Weekdays
(H-F)
Weekly
(Once
per
0
Cancel
week)
The clock must be set correctly--which
Select how often you want the program to record.
Program
1
Channel
(One
Time)
Time
End
Start
Time
Date
Tape
Speed
RENU
is automatic if your VCR is connected
to a digital satellite receiver.
Insert a tape with the safety tab in
place and enough tape to record
the program.
--
Start
Press
Timer Recording Information
--:---/--/--
PROGRAMS OVERLAP appears if you
SLP
to
cancel
have entered two programs where the
times overlap.
The TIMER indicator appears in the
5.
Enter the data for the program with the number buttons.
The data includes the channel number (press INPUT to
select the line _inpu t or dL1), start time including AM or
PM, and end time. The start date is automatically entered
based on the VCR clock._'Boththe date and speed can be
changed.
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display when you turn off the VCR and
a timer recording has been set. It
flashes if there is no tape in the VCR.
For cable box application, turn it on
and tune it tothe channel yOu want to
record before the recording is tO begin.
Review the information
.
to make sure it is correct, and then
press MENUePROG to save.
Program
1
(One
Channel
03
Start
Time
End
Time)
Time
Start
Date
Tape
Speed
Cable
08:00
PR
09:30
PM
10/24/97
FRI
1 has
been
Remember
to
recordable
turn
the
tape
VCR
off
the
program
saved
insert
a
and
before
start
time.
SLP
I=SP
2=SLP
Press
CLEAR
Press
MENU
STOPPING
Program
to
correct
to
save
Press
A TIMER
MENU
to
continue
RECORDING
To stop or cancel a timer
recording
in progress (even an express
recording):
1.
Press VCR1 on the remote or POWER on the front panel.
2.
Press STOR
REVIEWING
AND
CLEARING
PROGRAMS
To review programs that you have already set up:
1.
Press2 when the VCR MAIN MENU is displayed to display the
TIMER RECORDINGS menu.
TIMER
2.
RECORDINGS
1
Create
a
2
Review
Existing
New
0
Exit
Program
Progs.
Press 2 to display the Review Existing Progs. screen.
Program
1
(One
Time)
r
Channel
Start
End
.
104
Time
Time
Start
Date
Tape
Speed
CABLE
12:00
01:30
Using the timer
AR
AM
10/24/97
Fri
to make
a
D-VHS recording
SLP
PressCLEAR to erase or MENU.PROG to see the next
If you are setting the VCR's timer to
make a digital recording, be sure the
conditions for D-VHS recording are
met (see D-VHS Recording earlier in
program.
this section).
Press
CLEAR
Press
MENU
to
for
delete
next
prog
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TIMER
RECORDING
USING
When your VCR is connected
can program timer
is probably
recording
A DSS® RECEIVER
to a compatible
DSS®receiver, you
recordings with the receiver itself. In fact, this
the easiest way to make a standard or D-VHS
of a satellite
program.
These are basic instructions.
Consult your satellite system's user's
guide for more details.
1.
Select TIMERS from Main Menu.
2.
Select a Timer (1-8) and then use the arrow keys to complete
the on-screen sentence.
.
Choose the type of recording
digital
.
you want to make, either
or analog.
Choosing analog allows you to set the recording
standard play (SP) or super-long
If you choose digital,
speed:
play (SLP).
make sure that a D-VHS compatible
videocassette is loaded in the VCR before the program is set
to run. The on-screen preference you set in the timer (analog
or digital)
will automatically
setting for the particular
5.
override the front panel D-VHS
event.
When the sentence is complete,
Your VCR must be turned
to start recording.
select RUN TIMER.
off at the time the program
is set
On-screen icons are an easy way
to understand the timers.
DSS® is a registered trademark
Electronics Corp.
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of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of Hughes
(_
indicates
the timer
is set.
_
a pay-per_view program.
ndicates a
the
timerconflict.
is set for
indicates
timer
Conflicting
Timers
Occasionally you may accidentally set timer recording programs
that occur at the same time. Timer conflicts may occur between
two programs initiated with the digital satellite receiver, the
VCR, or a combination of the two.
When a conflict occurs, the components will warn you of the
problem, but will not take any action to avoid or eliminate it.
•
When a conflict occurs while you are setting timer programs
with the digital satellite receiver, this icon is displayed:
®
•
When a conflict occurs while you are setting timer programs
with the VCR, this screen appears:
PROGRAMS
OVERLAP
VCR
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SAT
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Review
programs
select
one
Press
MENU
and
to
delete.
to
exit.
If you don't change any of the programs, the VCR will record the
program with the earlier start time in its entirety, ignoring the
beginning of the second. After the first program is complete, the
VCR will record what remains of the second (unless it is a payper-view program,
or is copy protected).
Editing or Cancelling
•
a TimerRecording
From the TIMERS screen, select the Timer you want to edit or
cancel.
To edit the timer, use the arrow keys, then select RUN TIMER.
To cancel the timer, select CLEAR TIMER.
To record the program on a daily or weekly basis, edit that
program's
timer.
2Y
RECORDING
(SECOND
BROADCAST
AUDIO
STEREO TV OR SAP
PROGRAM)
Some TV programs are broadcast with stereo audio or SAP
(Second Audio Program).
1.
Turn on the TV and tune it to the VCR viewing
channel
(either 3, 4, or TV°s video input).
°
3.
Insert a tape with safety tab in place.
If your VCR viewing channel is 3 or 4, make sure the VCR
indicator appears in the VCR°s display panel. If not, press
TV.VCR to turn it on.
4.
Use the SPEED button
on the remote to select a recording
speed. The tape speed indicator
appears on the TV screen.
5.
Select the channel or line input to be recorded.
6.
Set the Reception: STEREO/MONO/SAP feature for the type of
audio you want to record. See Other Features section.
AUDIO
1
Reception:
STEREO
2
Tape
HZ-FZ
0
Exit
PLayback:
7.
Press RECORD to start recording.
8.
PressSTOP when you are finished.
RECORDING
AUDIO
ONLY
Audio
You can record audio only from another
audio source connected
FRONT
Connection
OF VCR
to the AUDIO IN (R and L) jacks on the front or back of the VCR.
This example uses the LINE 2 jacks on the VCR's front panel.
1.
Press the INPUT button
on the remote to select the line
input (LINE 1 or LINE 2).
The VCR will record audio from the audio equipment
connected to the AUDIO IN jacks.
2.
Use SPEEDon the remote to select the recording
3.
Start audio source playing
4.
Press STOP when you are finished.
speed.
and press RECORD to begin.
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I RECEIVER
Playing Back Audio Only
To get stereo sound, connect the AUDIO OUT jacks of the VCR to
the appropriate input on your amplifier or receiver. Do not use
the phono input. Refer to your amplifier or receiver user's guide.
USING TWO VCRS FOR COPYING AND EDITING
TAPES
With two VCRs, you can copy and edit tapes. Three methods are
described in this section--two
D-VHS.
Editing
With
the
for standard VHS0 and one for
AutoEdit
Feature
AutoEdit allows you to control the playback and recording VCRs
in sync from one remote. To use AutoEdit, both VCRs must be
equipped
1.
with the feature.
Set the playback VCR to respond to VCR1, and the recording
VCR to respond to VCR2,DVD on the remote. Refer to
. Programming
the Remote for details.
2.
Connect the VCRs using the diagram
below.
3.
Tune the TV to the VCR viewing channel (either 3, 4, or TV's
video input).
r
.
If you are using coaxial cables for the connection,
recording
VCR to channel 3 or 4_the
tune
Two VCR Connection
one selected on the
CABLE BOX
playback VCR.
If you are using audio/video
recording
cables, select LINE on the
VCR.
Playback VCR (VCR1)
5.
Insert the tape you want to copy into playback
VCR. Insert a
OlGffAt
blank tape with its safety tab in place into recording VCR.
6.
R_UD/O10,O
VIDE
ANT.
PressVCR2.DVD on the remote to control recording VCR.
PressREC, then PAUSE to set the VCR to record.
7.
AN
PressVCR1 on the remote to control playback VCR. Use FWD,
REV, and PLAY to locate the point where you want to begin
,,,
RecordingVCR {VCR2oDVD))
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/
copying, then press PAUSE.
8.
Press EDIT on the remote.
9.
PressEDIT again to stop the VCRs.
10.
The VCRs will
begin copying
Repeat steps 7-9 for each additional segment you want to
copy."
OR
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Editing
Manually
If both your VCRs are not equipped with AutoEdit, you will need
to edit the tapes manually.
1.
Follow steps 2-5 in the AutoEdit
section.
2.
Locate the segment you want to copy on the playback VCR.
Pause the tape at this location.
3.
Press RECORD on the
4.
Press PAUSE on both VCRs to begin copying.
5.
Press PAUSE on both VCRs to stop copying.
6.
Locate the next segment to copy on the playback VCR.
7.
Press PAUSE on both VCRs to copy the next segment.
Dubbing
recording VCR, then PAUSE.
D-VHS Recordings
You can make high quality copies of D-VHS tapes using the
digital AN cable. Since this is a digital signal, there will be
virtually
no difference
between the quality of the original
and
the copy.
1.
Set the playback VCR to be controlled as VCR1 by the remote.
The recording VCR should be set to be controlled as VCR2.
2. _ Connect the digital A/V cable to both VCRs.
3.
.
Make sure both VCRs are loaded with D-VHS tapes.
For the playback
VCR, press and hold VCR1 on the remote,
then press the D-VHS button on the VCR'sfront panel. The
D-VHS light will come on and "dub"
will appear in the front
panel display.
,
For the recording VCR, press and hold VCR2 on the remote,
then press the D-VHS button on the VCR's front panel.
The D-VHS light will come on and "dub"
the front panel display.
will appear in
6.
Confirm that "dub" appears in the displays of both VCRs. If
not, repeat steps 4 and/or 5.
7.
Press PLAY on the playback VCR and RECORD on the
recording VCR to begin dubbing.
No picture will be visible on the TV screen while dubbing
:takes place.
':
8. To stop dubbing, press STOP on the remote or either of the
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Caution:
The unauthorized
recording of
satellite broadcasts, television
programs,
or other
copyrighted
materials may infringe
of others.
the rights
Satellite programming may be copy
protected. If you attempt to make a
D-VHS dub of a protected program,
the D-VHS button on the VCR's front
panel will flash and the message
"Dubbing Not Allowed" appears
on-screen.
CONTROL
YOUR
OTH ER
COMPONENTS...
The
remote
several
satellite
can be programmed
components,
receiver,
player, or RCA
Initially,
an RCA,
digital
cable box, laser disc player, DVD
audio
the remote
component.
is programmed
GE, or ProScanTV
receiver.You
manufacturer's
to control
such as a television,
to control
or digital
will need to program
brands.
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satellite
other
V
V
PROGRAMMING
REMOTE
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7, :
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.
The:_remote is already programmed to operate
most RCA,
ProScan, and GE TVs. You may program the remote to control
other manufacturers' brands.
PROGRAMMINC,
THE
REMOTE
TO CONTROL
ATV
If the TV does not turn on when you press the TV button, the
remote needs to be programmed.
Follow these steps to program the remote to control your
particular TV:
1.
Turn on the TV.
2.
Find your TV brand and code number(s) on the code list.
3.
Press and hold the TV button on the remote.
4.. Enter the code from the code list.
,
Release TV, and then press CHAN up or down. If the TV
responds to the remote commands, the remote is
programmed.
6_
If the TV does not respond, repeat these steps using the
next code in the list.
OPERATE
THE TV
After you set up the remote, see which buttons operate your TV.
1:1_;oint
the remote at the TV, and press the TV button.
If the TV does not turn on, press the TV button
and then
press the PWR button.
2.
You may want to experiment to see which buttons operate
your TV. Try pressing buttons, such as VOL and MUTE. See
"TV Function Buttons" in the VCR Basics section for details.
This remote may not operate all
models of the brands that are
shown.
Note the difference
between
and
displays to see
which
30
VCR on-screen
one the remote
the TV
is operating.
TVCodes
Brand
Code
A-Mark ............................................
102
Admiral ....................................
005,114
Amtron ............................................
064
Akai ..........................................
002,103
Anam ........................................
104,105
Anam National ........................
038,106
AOC .....................
011,019,027,088,107
Bell & Howell ...........................
005,013
Candle ...............................
011,027,033
Citizen ........................
011,027,033,064
Colortyme .........................
011;027,084
Concerto ..................................
011,027
ContedCony ........ 036,037,040,042,064
Craig ................................................
064
Curtis Mathes .........................
000,011,
...........................................
015,027,037
CXC ..................................................
064
Daewoo ............... 011,019,027,112,116
Daytron ....................................
011,027
Dimensia .........................................
000
Electrohome
.............. 006,011,014,027
...........................................
038,061,068
Emerson 011,026,027,028,029,030,031,
...............
032,037,042,053,064,065,067,
............... 075,076,078,079,094,095,096
Envision ...................................
011,027
Fisher .........................
017,021,039,041
Funai ...............................................
064
GE .......................
000,008,009,011,012,
............... 027,038,068,086,089,091,116
Goldstar ............. 003,004,006,011,019,
...........................................
027,037,050
Hallmark ..................................
011,027
Hitachi ......... 009,011,027,036,037,040,
............... 047,048,063,080,094,097,098
Infinity ............................................
013
JBL ...................................................
013
JC Penney .................. 000,008,011,019,
......................
027,040,068,077,086,088
Jensen ......................................
011,027
JVC ......................
012,024,036,037,040,
...........................................
048,051,074
Kawasho ..........................
002, 011,027
Kenwood ...................
006,011,014,027
Kloss Novabeam ......................
035,043
KTV ..................................................
078
Loewe ..............................................
013
Luxman ....................................
011,027
LXI ................ 000,013,018,021,023,054
Magnavox ... 006,007,010,011,013,016,
........ 027,033,035,043,049,066,087,089
Marantz ......................
011,013,027,069
• Memorex
........................................
005
. MGA ...................
006,011,014,019,022,
.............................
027,041,056,061,068
Brand
Code
Mitsubishi .......... 006,011,014,019,022,
............... 027,041,055,056,061,068,108
MTC ...................................
011,019,027
Multivision
.....................................
081
NAD ..........................................
018,023
NEC ............... 011,014,019,027,038,084
Panasonic ............ 012,013,038,086,111
Philco ... 006,007,010,011,013,016,019,
........ 027,033,035,037,038,043,087,089
Philips ......... 002,006,007,010,011,013,
........ 016,033,035,037,038,043,066,073
Pioneer ......... 011,027,045,062,093,113
Portland .....................
011,019,027,037
ProScan ...........................................
000
Proton ........................
011,027,037,072
Quasar ........................
012,038,092,111
Radio Shack ....... 000,021,025,036,037,
...........................................
059,064,078
RCA .....................
000,006,011,019,027,
........ 034,038,044,046,088,100,101,109
Realistic ..........................................
021
Sampo ......................................
011,027
Samsung ............ 006,011,014,015,019,
.............................
027,036,037,077,110
Sanyo ........... 017,021,039,056,057,058
Scott ..................................
028,037,064
Sears ..... 000,006,011,014,017,018,021,
.. 023,027,039,040,041,051,071,083,095
Sharp .................. 011,020,025,027,037,
.............................
052,053,059,060,108
Signature ..........................
005,094,108
Sony ................................................
002
Soundesign .......................
011,027,033
Sylvania ...... 006,007,010,011,013,016,
........ 027,033,035,043,049,066,087,089
Symphonic ........................
064,076,115
Tatung .............................................
038
Technics ...........................................
012
Techwood .................................
011,027
Teknika ............... 011,019,027,033,036,
...........................................
037,040,066
Telecaption
.....................................
090
TMK ..........................................
011,027
Toshiba ............... 018,021,023,027,040,
....................................
071,077,085,090
Universal ..................................
008,009
Victor ..............................................
051
Vidtech .....................................
019,027
Wards .................. 000,005,006,007,008
....... 009,010,011,013,019,025,027,028,
............... 035,043,059,066,076,082,089
Yamaha ......................
006,014,019,027
Zenith ................................
001,099,114
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P ROG
RAMMI N_ _TH E R EMOTE TOCOI_IT
AN AUXI
LIARY
RO Liiii.....
COMPONENT
Your remote can be programmed
_to operate RCAI ProScan,
and Dimensia brand auxiliary equipment,
player, tape player, turntable,
amplifier,
such as a radio, CD
digital satellite
receiver, or DVD player.
1.
Turn on the component
to be programmed.
2.
Look up your component's
3.
Press and hold the AUX button _.
4.
Enter the three-digit
5.
Release the AUX button
code number on the codelist.
code from the code list.
and press PWR or CHAN up or
down to see if the audio component
remote commands.
OPERATING
THE
AUXILIARY
After you have programmed
responds to the
COMPONENT
your remote, see which buttons
will operate your component.
1.
Point the remote at the component
and press AUX. If it
does not turn on, press AUX and then PWR.
2.
You may want to experiment
to see which buttons
will
operate your component. Try pressing buttons, such as
PLAY, REV, and FWD. For instance, the PLAY button
functions
as MENUoSELECT for a DVD player.
Auxiliary
Component
RCAJProScan/Dimensia
AM/FM ................................
003
Auxiliary Component ........ 004
CD ........................................
007
DVD .....................................
010
• Phono ..................................
005
Digital Satellite Receiver .. 008
Tape 1 ............................
..... .006
Tape 2 ..................................
009
m
. rThis:r_mote
may not operate all ......._'
l models of the brands that are shown.
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PROGRAMMINGTHEI,
CONTROL
DVD
REMOTE
TO
,_.......
A LASER DISC PLAYER OR
PLAYER .........................
The VCR2oDVD button on the remote is programmed to
control a VCR set to respond to the VCR2 button or an
RCA, ProScan, or GE laser disc player.
If you have an RCA, ProScan, or GE DVD player, you can
program the VCR2.DVD button to operate it.
1.
Turn on the component.
2.
Look up your component and its code number in the
code list on the right.
3.
Press and hold the VCR2oDVD button on the remote.
4.
Enter the three-digit code from the code list.
5.
Release the VCR2oDVD button, and press PWR. If the
component turns off, setup is complete.
NOte: For DVD control,
the PLAY button functions
as
SELECT.The MENU button brings up the DVD disc menu.
OPERATE
TH E COMPONENT
After you have set up your remote, see which button will
operate
1.
it.
Point the remote at the component,
and press
VCR2oDVD. If it does not turn on, press VCR2oDVD
and then PWR.
.
You may want to experiment
operate
your component.
to see which buttons
Try pressing buttons,
will
such as
CHAN up or down.
I
VCR .......................................
037
Laser Disc Player ................. 037
RCA, ProScan, and GE Codes
DVD Player ..........................
078
1
models of the brands that are shown.
This remote may not operate all
1
33
_
"]"
FI ......
"T
"}
Digital Satellite
PROG RAMMI
NG TH E REMOTE
CONTROL
A DIGITAL
RECEIVER
OR CABLE BOX
TO
SATELLITE
digital satellite receiver.
If you have another brand of digital satellite receiver or cable
box with its own remote, you may be able to use the VCR's
remote to operate it.
1.
Turn on the cable box or digital satellite receiver.
2.
Look up the brand and its code number(s) in the code list
on the right.
3.
Press and hold the SAToCABLE button on the remote.
4.
Enter the three digit code form the code list.
5.
Release the SAToCABLE button and press PWR or CHAN up
or down to see if the cable box or receiver responds to the
remote commands.
OPERATE
A CABLE BOX OR DIGITAL
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
After you have set up your remote, see which buttons will
operate your cable box or digital satellite receiver.
1.
.
Point the remote at the box or digital receiver, and press
SAToCABLE and then PWR.
You may want to experiment
to see which buttons will
operate your cable box or digital satellite receiver. Try pressing
buttons, such as CHAN up or down.
I
Receiver Codes
RCA/ProScan/GE .........................
000
_: Sony ....................... ,,..., ..... ,.....,..095
Toshiba ......................... .............. 096
Panasonic ...................................
097
Cable
The remote is programmed to control an RCA, GE, or ProScan
]-I
Box Codes
ABC ...........................
022,046,053,054
Anvision .................................
007,008
Cablestar ................................
007,008
Diamond .......................................
056
Eagle .......................................
007,008
Eastern International
................... 002
General Instrument ............. 004,00S,
............. 015,023,024,025,030,036,046
Hamlin ............... 003,012,013,034,048
Hitachi .............................
037,043,046
Jerrold ..................... 004,005,015,023,
024,025,030,036,045,046,047,062,065
Macom ....................................
037,043
Magnavox ............... 007,008,019,021,
............. 026,028,029,032,033,040,041
NSC ................................................
009
Oak ..................................
001,016,038
Oak Sigma .....................................
016
Panasonic ................. 003,027,039,061
Philips ........ 007,008,019,021,026,028,
...........................
029,032,033,040,041
Pioneer ............................
018,020,044
Randtek ..................................
007,008
RCA ..................................
000,027,060
Regal ...............................
003,012,013
Regency ..................................
002,033
Samsung .......................................
044
Scientific Atlanta003,022,0350063,064
Signature
......................................
Sprucer ..........................................
Starcom .........................................
046
027
046
Stargate 2000 ...............................
058
Sylvania ..................................
011,059
Teknika ..........................................
006
Texscan ............................
010,011,059
Tocom ................ 017,021,049,050,055
Unika ...............................
031,032,041
Viewstar ........... 007,008,019,021,026,
.................... 028,029,032,033,040,041
Warner Amex ................................
044
Zenith .......................
014,042,057,061
models
of themay
brands
that are all
shown.
This remote
not operate
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1
FEATURES
TO ENHANCE
VCR
OPERATION
•
Picture
Search
•
Tracking
•
Time Counter
•
On-Screen
•
Audio
•
AudioTape
¥
Options
V
Displays
Reception
V
Playback
V
V
16 OTH
I
ER FEATURES
¥
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PICTURE
SEARCH OPTIONS
The most basic way to search during playback is using the
FORWARD (FWD) and REVERSE(REV) buttons. This section
contains several other options available for searching a tape.
FORWARD
AND
REVERSE
SEARCH
In standard VHS mode, you can search a tape during playback.
Sound is turned
off during
picture search. Search works best for
tapes recorded at the SP or SLP speed.
Searching
with
the Remote
1.
Press FWD to search forward or REV to search in reverse.
2.
Press FWD or REV again, or press PLAY to return to normal
playback.
Searching
with
the VCR
Use the shuttle ring on the VCR's front panel to search either
direction. Visual search occurs when the VCR is in play mode.
1.
Turn and hold the shuttle ring clockwise toward FWD to
search forward.
2.
Turn and hold the shuttle ring counterclockwise
to search in reverse.
3.
Release the shuttle ring to return to playback
toward REV
SLOW MOTION
In standard
the
VHS mode,
play-pause
mode.
you can view a tape in slow motion
Slow motion
works best for tapes
from
recorded
at the SP or SLP speed.
1.
Press PAUSE to "freeze"
the action. Then press SLOW+ (FWD)
or SLOW- (REV) to begin slow-motion
2.
3.
displayed
when
the VCR is paused.
Use TRACKING up or down to remove any streaks from
the picture.
Insert Tape
Press PLAY to return to normal playback.
Don't forget to insert a recorded
tape when attempting to use the
search features.
The VCR switches automatically
to stop after a few minutes.
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playback.
from slow-motion playback
1
COMMERCIAL
SCAN (SEARCH
BUTTON)
This is useful for skipping commercials or short program
segments. This feature is available both in standard VHS and
D-VHS modes.
•
PressSEARCH once during playback to advance the tape
approximately 60 seconds of recorded material.
•
Press PLAY to cancel commercial scan and return to normal
playback.
FRAME
ADVANCE
In standard VHS mode, frame advance lets you view one-stop
action frame after another
during playback. Frame advance
works best for tapes recorded at the SP or SLP speed.
1.
Press PAUSE to "freeze"
2.
Press F.ADV each time you want to view a frame of the scene.
3.
Press PAUSE or PLAY to return to normal playback.
INDEX
the action.
SEARCH
In both standard VHS and DoVHS modes, the VCR has a "VHS
Index Search System" that automatically
INDEX
records an index mark
on the tape every time you start a recording.
During playback
you can locate the program you want to play by the number of
index marks or by scanning. The VCR will search forward or
Press
to
begin
OR
REV
SEARCH
OR
FMD
scanning
enter
index
a specific
numben
Ppess
SEARCH
reverse from the location you are on the tape.
To Search:
1.
Press STOP.
2.
Press SEARCH on the remote until the INDEX SEARCH menu
to
exit
appears on the TV screen.
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.
If you want to search through a certain number of index
marks, press two number buttons to enter the number of
marks you want to search. Press CLEAR on the remote to
INDEX
SEARCH
Searching
for
index
number
12
correct an entry.
.
Press FORWARD (FWD) to search forward
or REVERSE(REV)
to search in reverse. The VCR will locate your index mark
Press
STOP
to
cancel
and begin playback. If you did not enter a specific index
number, the VCR will locate the next index mark and
begin playback.
5.
Press STOP to stop index searching.
Some index marks may be missed by the VCR:
•
A mark too close to your location on the tape.
•
The mark at the beginning
minutes or less.
•
The first index mark on the tape when you start at the
beginning
GO-TO
of a recorded segment of five
of the tape.
SEARCH
GO-TO
SEARCH
In both standard VHS and D-VHS modes, the Go-To search
feature
enables the VCR to quickly locate a counter reading
anywhere
on the tape.
1.
Press STOR
2.
Press SEARCH on the remote until the GO-TO SEARCH menu
appears on the screen.
3.
Press number buttons to enter the hour(s) and/or minutes of
the counter reading you want the VCR to "go to". Press
CLEAR on the remote to correct an entry.
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4.
Press FORWARD (FWD) or REVERSE(REV) to begin searching.
5.
Press STOP to stop Go-To searching.
Current
Press
Press
tape
2:17:25
REV
or
-:--:00
SEARCH
counter
FWD
to
to
exit
is
go
to
TRACKI
NG
Your VCR has automatic tracking.which removes the streaks or
snow from the picture. Automatic tracking is activated when you
insert a tape, turn on the VCR, or the speed changes during
playback. Occasionally you may need to manually adjust tracking,
especially if the tape was recorded on a different VCR. Just use
the TRACKING buttons to remove the streaks or snow. During
playback, the tracking level meter (with a number) will appear in
the VCR's display. You can also use tracking when you pause a
tape to reduce jittering of the picture.
When you manually adjust the picture, automatic tracking is
turned
off. To turn automatic
tracking
back on, press the
PLAY button on the remote during playback, or eject the tape
and reinsert it.
TIME
COUNTER
The time counter shows the actual time it takes to record a
program
or play back a segment of a recorded tape. It helps
locate the beginning
or end of programs you taped. The time
counter resets to 0:00:00 whenever
the VCR.
For example, if you record a 30-minute
Hours
program
at the beginning
of the tape and you want to go to the end of that program to
begin another
recording,
0:30:00
the tape is ejected from
1
Rinutes
Seconds
you would:
1.
Press INFO twice
on the remote to display the time counter.
2.
Press CLEAR to reset the time counter to 0:00:00.
3.
Press FORWARD (FWD) to forward
counter reads 0:30:00.
.
Press STOR This is the approximate
the tape until the time
end of the program.
(You may want to press PLAY to verify.) Now, you can begin
recording
.
at this spot.
Press INFO to remove the time counter from the screen and
return to the normal display mode.
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ON-SCREEN
DISPLAYS
The INFO button shows the status of the VCR (STOP, PLAY,
.
Stop
Ch
OS
0:30:00
RECORD, etc.), channel number, time counter, date, time, and
tape speed on the TV screen. The date and time must be set
before they can be displayed.
1.
Press INFO to see all of the on-screen displays. These will
11118/97
automatically time out after a few seconds
2.
Press INFO again to have only the time counter remain on
the screen. This display does not time out automatically.
3.
Pressing INFO a third time disables the on-screen displays.
This feature prevents you from accidently recording on-
Tue
01:30PM
On-screendisplay
_imes dUO
2
0:30:00
screen displays while copying tapes.
4.
Press INFO to see all of the on-screen displays again.
These on-screen
recording
displays do not appear
or playing
when the VCR is
back in D-VHS mode.
screen displays are generated
by the digital
Instead,
satellite
Time counter only
(does not time out)
onreceiver.
3
ON-SCREEN
DISPLAYS
IN D-VHS
MODE
D-VHS recordings from a digital satellite receiver contain the
program's original on-screen data, so the display is nearly
identical to that of a live satellite broadcast. Note that the VCR's
playback
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mode and time counter are included
in the display.
On-screen display off
SLP
AUDIO
SET-UP
FEATURES
The audio setup features enhance your tape playback and
recordings. The features in this section are accessed through the
AUDIO menu and are shown in the displays below.
1.
PressMENUePROG to display the VCR MAIN MENU.
VCR
1
2
3
6
2.
MAIN
MENU
Timer
Record+ngs
ChanneLs
Preferences
Audio
Press 4 to display the AUDIO menu.
AUDIO
i
2
Reception:
Tape
PLayback:
O
Exit
STEREO
HI-FI
Now you are ready to select an item from the menu to set up.
RECEPTION
Some TV programs are broadcast with stereo audio or a second
audio program (SAP) which offers a second language. The
Reception feature lets you select the type of audio you want to
record. Press 1 to switch between
Reception: STEREO, MONO,
and SAP.
Select STEREO for normal or stereo broadcast TV recording.
When you press INFO, the STEREO indicator
screen of channels broadcasting
appears on-
in stereo.
Select MONO if the stereo signal is weak and the sound is too
noisy.
Select SAP to record a second audio program
instead of the
normal audio on both the Hi-Fi and linear tracks. When you
press INFO, the SAP indicator
broadcasting
appears on-screen of channels
a second audio program.
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TAPE
PLAYBACK
In standard VHS mode, the VCR records the same audio on both
the Hi-Fi and linear tracks on the tape. Hi-Fi sound is recorded on:
separate left and right stereo channels. Monaural
sound is
recorded on the linear track. Press 2 to switch between Tape
Playback: HI-FI, LINEAR, and MIX.
To enjoy Hi-Fi sound, connect your VCR to a stereo television
amplifier/receiver
feature
using the audio/video
or
jacks. The Tape Playback
lets you select which audio you play back.
•
Select HI-FI to play back sound recorded on the Hi-Fi track
and for normal use.
•
Select LINEAR to play back the sound recorded on the linear
monaural track, such as a second audio program, (SAP) or a
dubbed voice-over.
•
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Select MIX to play back the sound recorded on both the
linear track and the Hi-Fi track, sound-on-sound.
THINGS
TO KNOW
BEFORE
CO N N ECTI N G COM PO N ENTS
¥
Protect
•
Your
Connect
Components
all components
from
before
Power
plugging
Surges
any power
cords into the wall outlet.
Always
turn off the TV and other
you connect
or disconnect
Position Cables
Interference
Insert
•
Place the audio/video
panel
connect
•
to Avoid
all cable plugs firmly
instead
before
any cables.
Correctly
•
components
Audio
Hum
or
into their jacks.
cables to the sides of the TV's back
of straight
down
the middle
after you
V
your components.
Try not to coil any twin-lead
• from the audio/video
V
cables and keep them
away
cables as much as possible.
Make sure all antennas and cables are properly
grounded. Refer to the Safety Tips sheet packed with
your unit.
Protect
•
Your
Components
Do not block ventilation
Arrange
from
•
Do not stack components.
•
Allow
components
•
when
freely.
placing your
I
CON N ECTIO N S
in a stand.
Place an amplifier
other
so that air can circulate
ventilation
the stand so heated
around
Overheating
holes in any of the components.
the components
adequate
V
or satellite
receiver
air rising from
on the top shelf of
it will not flow
components.
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CONNECTING
YOUR
VCR '
Refer to these pages to help you connect your VCR.
JACKS AND
CABLES
RF Jacks and Coaxial Cables (F-type)
The RF jacks provide good picture and mono sound quality, and
must be used if audio/video connections are not available for
your TV.
These jacks are required for antenna or cable-TV connections.
O
RFJack
The RF jacks on the VCR are labeled IN FROM ANT and OUT TO
TV. The coaxial cable supplied with your VCR is used to connect
the VCR's OUT TO TV jack and your TV's antenna
Audio/Video
Jacks and Cables
input.
(RCA-type)
The audio/video jacks provide very good picture and sound
quality, and can be used if your TV has audio/video input jacks.
These jacks must be used for stereo sound. The VCR audio/video
jacks are color coded (yellow
white
for left audio).
for video, red for right audio,
Audio/Video Jack
If your TV has only one input for audio
(mono), you may need a Y-adapter
channels.
Digital
and
0
Audio/Video
The Digital AudioNideo
Connector
to hear sound from
both
and Cable
cable connects the VCR to a digital
satellite receiver or other compatible components. This
connection lets you record and play back digital programming
with virtually no loss in picture and sound quality. When
connecting this cable, make sure the connector
oriented in the jack.
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is correctly
D-VHS Jack
CHOOSING
A VCR CONNECTION
Three different connection
scenarios are described in this section.
Each is dependent on the number and type of jacks your TV has, and
assumes you will be connecting a digital satellite receiver to the VCR
in order to take full advantage of D-VHS recording and playback.
Choose the scenario that
need to connect
best matches
additional
refer to the instruction
components
manual
that
your TV's input jacks. If you
not shown
came with that
in the diagrams,
particular
component.
ADVANTAGES
OF AUDIO/VIDEO
CABLE
CONNECTIONS
Using a simple coaxial cable connection gives you good picture
quality. If your television has audio/video jacks, I highly recommend
using them to get even better picture quality and stereo sound when
recording
and playing back videotapes.
more Convenient operation
These connections
give you
by not having to share the TV's antenna
signal.
DON'T
FORGET
ABOUT
THE
AUTO
TV/VCR
FEATURE
The TV/VCR switch controls whether
from the VCR or the TV.
the picture signal is coming
You can change the setting manually by using the TV-VCR button on
the remote or you can set the Auto TV/VCR feature to ON when
using only IN FROM ANT and OUT TO TV jacks and OFF when using
the AUDIONIDEO output jacks--so
when the VCR is turned on.
your TV signal is not interrupted
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BEST PICTURE
AND
SOUND
QUALITY
To use this connection you must have:
•
A TV that has two sets of A/V inputs and an S-Video jack.
•
Coaxial cables, A/V cables, Digital A/V cable, and S-Video
cable.
This connection
provides:
•
Highest quality
receiver.
•
Stereo
picture
sound from
from your VCR and satellite
the VCR and satellite
receiver.
To connect:
•
Connect
coaxial cables as shown.
•
Connect
Audio/Video
•
Connect
Digital
•
Connect
S-Video
cables as shown.
A/V cable as shown
cable as shown.
Using This Connection
•
In the VCR's Preferences menu, set the Auto TV/VCR
feature to OFF
To watch
VCR programming:
1.
Tune TVto
2.
Play a tape, or change
To watch
LINE IN 2.
digital
channels
satellite
system
on the VCR's tuner.
programming:
CABLE,CABLE
1.
Tune TV to S-VIDEO
INPUT.
2.
Tune digital
system to desired channel.
To watch
1.
antenna
or cable programming:
Tune TV to desired channel.
TV to cable
2.
satellite
box output
Or, use the VCR's tuner
To record one program
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BOX OR_ANTENNA
(if you use a cable box, tune
channel--usually
while
the TV is tuned
and watch
a program
channel
1.
Begin recording
features.
2.
Press TV and select a different
3 or 4.)
to LINE IN 2.
another:
using one of the recording
channel
on the TV.
@
SATELLITE
SIGNAL
VERY GOOD
PICTURE
AND
SOUND
QUALITY
To use the connection you must have:
•
A TV that has a set of A/V inputs.
•
Coaxial cables, A/V cables, and a Digital AN cable.
This connection provides:
•
Very good picture quality from your VCR and satellite
receiver.
•
Stereo sound from the VCR and satellite receiver.
To connect:
•
Connect
•
Connect A/V cables as shown.
•
Connect
Using
•
coaxial cables as shown.
Digital
A/V cable as shown.
This Connection
In the VCR's Preferences
feature
To watch
menu, set the Auto TV/VCR
to OFF
This connection takes advantage of a
built-in A/V output switch in the VCR that
VCR programming:
allows both the VCR and digital satellite
receiver to share the same A/V connection
1.
Tune TVto
2.
Press VCR1 on the remote.
3.
Play a tape,
To watch
LINE IN.
to the TV.
or change channels
digital
satellite
system
on the VCR's tuner.
programming:
CABLE,CABLE
1.
Tune TV to LINE IN.
2.
Press SAToCABLE on the remote.
3.
Tune digital
To watch
1.
satellite
antenna
BOX
OR_ANTENNA
SATELLITE SIGNAL
system to desired channel.
or cable programming:
Tune TV to desired
channel.
(If you use a cable
box, tune
VCR
2.
TV to cable box output
channel--usually
Or, use the VCR's tuner
while
To record one program
1.
Begin recording
recording
2.
the TV is tuned
and watch
a program
channel
3 or 4.)
to LINE IN.
another:
using one of the
features.
Press TV select a different
channel
on the TV.
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GOOD
PICTURE
AND
souND
QUALITY
To use the connection you must have:
•
Coaxial cables, AN cables, and a Digital A/V cable.
This connection provides:
•
Good picture quality from your VCR and satellite receiver.
To connect:
•
Connect
coaxial cables as shown.
•
Connect
AN
•
Connect
Digital
cables as shown.
A/V cable as shown.
Using This Connection
•
In the VCR's Preferences menu, set the Auto TV/VCR
feature to ON.
To watch
1.
VCR programming:
Either turn off digital
satellite
receiver
or set the TV/DSS
switch to TV position.
2.
Tune TV to VCR output channel (3 or 4).
3.
Press VCR1, then play a tape, or change channels on the
VCR°s tuner.
To watch digital satellite system programming:
1.
Turn digital satellite receiver on and tune TV to DSS
output channel. Check your receiver's user's guide for
CABLE, CABLE BOX OR_ANTENNA
._TELLITE
SIGNAL
default output channels.
2.
Press SAT•CABLE, then tune digital
desired channel.
satellite system to
[]
To watch
.
2.
antenna
eo i
or cable programming:
Turn off VCR and digital
Press TV, then tune
satellite
receiver.
the TV to desired channel. (If you
use a cable box, tune TV to cable box output
channel w
usually channel 3 or 4.)
To record one program and watch another:
1.
.
3.
t
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Begin recording a program using one of the
recording features.
PressVCR1, then set TV/VCR to TV.
Press TV, then
select a different
channel
on the TV.
f
I
I
This
section
about
gives you some
theVCR,
controls
including
additional
a description
information
of the unit's
and display.
You also will find aTroubleshootingTips
Appendix,
simple
which
might
help to resolve
section
some
in this
of those
problems.
Finally, this section
information.
contains
your
warranty
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FRONT
PANEL
01
_.Pin
Line 2 Inputs
Remote
Sensor
CH 3-4 Selects the VCR's output channel. Press and hold EJECT,then press
TVNCR.
CHANNEL-TRACKING
Up or Down
Selects next higher or lower channel in
the VCR's channel memory. Adjusts tracking when a tape is playing.
D-VHS
Selects recording preference. Will make a digital recording if a digital
satellite signal is present and a D-VHS tape is inserted in the recorder.
EJECT Ejects the tape when the VCR is stopped.
INPUT
Selects between the line inputs and VCR's tuner. When connected to a
digital satellite receiver, line input refers to the signal coming from the
component connected to the audio/video input jacks on the back of the VCR.
The rear input jacks are LINE 1; the front LINE 2.
PAUSE Pauses action for viewing during playback. Pauses recording to prevent
recording of unwanted scenes.
PLAY Plays a tape.
POWER Turns the VCR on or off.
RECORD
Remote
Starts VCR recording.
Sensor
Also used for express
Receives signals from the remote
recording.
control.
Aim
the remote
at
this sensor.
ShutL4:le Ring
direction.
When
When
a cassette is playing,
cassette is stopped,
allows visual search in either
operates
as fast-forward
and reverse.
STOP Stops the normal functions such as record, playback, rewind, fastforward, or pause.
TVeVCR Switches the picture signal so that it either comes from the VCR or the
antenna/cable system.
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DI SPLAY PAN EL
TV/VCR Indicator
!
T±
,'--,'
Time/Time Counter
Cassette
Indicator
Hi-Fi Stereo
!3 |"W
Timer Indicator
Cassette Indicator
Shows when a cassette is inserted.
Indicator
(L, R) Shows which audio channel(s) you are currently
listening to.
Time,
Time
Satellite
Counter,
Receiver
Time or Time
counter.
Channel
Channel
(dL1), or Status
Counter
Number
Number,
Line Input
Indicator
(L1, L2), Digital
Displays
Press INFO to switch between the current time and time
or Line Input
Indicator
The channel number appears when the
VCR is tuned to a channel. The line indicator (dL1, L1, or L2) appears when a line input
is selected.
Status
Indicators
Show what the VCR is doing.
FF Fast forward
PLAY
Playback
REC Record
REW Rewind
SLOW
Slow motion
SP or SLP
Standard VHS tape speed (times out after 3 seconds)
SRCH or -SRCH
•
STILL
TIMER
Forward or reverse search
Play pause and frame advance
Indicator
Lights when VCR is turned off and set for timer
recording (standard VHS and D-VHS).
VCR Indicator
(Applies only if the VCR Viewing Channel is 3
or 4). Press the TV-VCR button to turn on or off.
•
VCR indicator on: Picture from VCR.
•
VCR indicator off: Picture from TV (antenna/cable) channel.
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BACK PANEL
VCR
1:3
DIGITAL AN
AUDIO
_/IDEO
FROM
|
l_,l
ANT.
_
'_
[_0
UT,O
r"
($ATIELLITE) ,N--_
_IFI
L/MONO.
i
rAUDIO 1
R
(R and L) and VIDEO IN Jacks Receives signals from
another component, like a VCR or camcorder, when it is
connected to these jacks. Use INPUT on the remote to select
LINE to record from these jacks. Connect a digital satellite
receiver to these jacks to enable standard VHS recording from
digital satellite source and to view digital recording or
playback through the VCR's display connections.
AUDIO (R and L) and VIDEO OUT Jacks Sends signals from
VCR to another component, like a "IV or VCR0 when it is
connected to these jacks.
DIGITAL A/V Jack Sends and receives a digital satellite
system signal or other compatible device. Required
connection for D-VHS recording and playback
IN FROM ANT Jack Receives a signal from an antenna or
cable system when attached.
OUT TO TV Jack Passessignal to TV using the cable supplied.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TI PS
No power
•
Check to make sure it is plugged into an operating outlet.
•
Check to make sure your connections are correct.
VCR does not respond
to remote
•
Press VCR to set remote to control the VCR.
•
Check to make sure there are no objects between the VCR and remote.
•
The batteries may need changing.
•
Make sure the Remote VCR1/VCR2 setting is set to VCR1 so the remote that came packed with your VCR
can operate it.
•
Remove batteries and hold number button 1 for at least 60 seconds to drain the microprocessor inside
the remote. Release number 1 and replace the batteries.
•
Remove all batteries for approximately
Remote
no longer
controls
12 hours. Then replace batteries.
an RCA, ProScan, or GE TV
•
PressTV to set remote to control a compatible TV.
•
check to make sure the remote is programmed
Remote
no longer
controls
a compatible
to control an RCA, ProScan, or GE TV.
TV
•
PressTV to set remote to control the compatible TV.
•
Check to make sure there are no objects between the component and remote.
•
The batteries may need changing.
•
Reprogram remote after batteries have been changed.
•
Remove batteries and hold number button 1 for at least 60 seconds to drain the microprocessor inside
the remote. Release number 1, replace the batteries, and (if necessary) reprogram the remote.
•
Remove all batteries for approximately
remote.
Unable
to make a D-VHS
12 hours. Then replace batteries and (if necessary) reprogram the
recording
•
Digital A/V cable is not present, or connected incorrectly.
•
D-VHS or high-grade S-VHS cassette is not loaded in recorder.
•
The program content is copy protected.
•
The digital satellite receiver is not turned on.
•
Digital satellite receiver timer program did not specify "digital."
Poor or no picture
for normal
TV viewing
•
Check to make sure the VCR indicator is off.
•
Check to make sure the TV is switched to an active channel.
•
Check to make sure the antenna connections are secure and correct.
•
J
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Snowy
or no picture
during
playback
•
If using a basic connection, pressTV-VCR to turn VCR indicator on.
•
If using a basic connection, check TV channel selected (3 or 4) to make sure it matches the channel
selected with CH3.4 switch on the front panel of VCR.
•
Check to make sure the TV's fine tuning is correct for the channel you have selected.
•
Check video cable connections between VCR and TV monitor.
•
Check to make sure the TV monitor is set to the proper viewing channel (3, 4, or line input).
•
Try another tape.
•
Some snow/streaks are normal during search, stop action, frame advance, and slow-motion playback.
•
Rain fade in digital satellite signal.
Streaks
in picture
during
normal
•
Press one of the TRACKING
•
Check to make
Time counter
buttons
sure the tape
not working
playback
(standard
to move streaks
is of good quality
or time counter
VHS
mode)
up or down
and not worn
not working
for the best picture.
out.
in search modes
•
The time counter does not advance during unrecorded portions of tape. When an unrecorded
segment of tape is encountered, the time counter will hold its count until recorded material is
detected again.
•"
A minus (-) will appear in front of the time if you rewind
reading of 0:00:00.
the tape farther back than a counter
Will not record or play
•
Check to make sure there is a tape in the VCR.
•
Try ejecting
•
Check to make sure the tape is not broken.
•
Check to make sure the VCR is not in pause mode. Press PAUSE or PLAY to return to normal playback.
Will
and reinserting the cassette.
not record
•
Check to make sure the safety tab is intact.
•
Check to make sure the VCR is not in the line mode. Press INPUT.
Rewind does not operate
•
Check to make sure the tape isnot already rewound.
Clock shows
time or date
•
Power interruption.
•
Check to make sure the clock is set accurately (check AM/PM and date). Applies only when not
connected to a digital satellite receiver.
VCR makes
•
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incorrect
noise when
stopped
VCR is removing tape from heads. This is normal. The head cylinder inside the VCR will Continue tO
rotate for a few minutes after you put the VCR in the stop mode.
Will not Auto
Channel
Search active channels
correctly
•
Check to make sure the antenna connections are secure and correct.
•
Check to make sure the Signal Type: CABLE!ANTENNA feature is set correctly.
Tape plays back in slow
•
select channels
over
69
with
safety
tab removed
isset to CABLE.
does not start to play automatically
Check to make sure the Auto Play ON/OFF feature is set to ON.
CASSETTE Indicator
•
VHS mode)
Cable channels over 69 can only be selected if Signal Type: CABLE/ANTENNA,feature
Cassette
•
(standard
Press PLAY to return to normal playback.
Cannot
•
motion
flashes
in display
Check to make sure there is a cassette in the VCR when a timer recording is set.
Time counter disappears during searching
•
This isnormal.
No stereo
sound during
playback
(standard
VHS mode)
•
Check to make sure the Playback: HI-FI/LINEAPJMIX feature is set to HI-FI to hear stereo sound during playback.
•
Must use the AUDiO/VIDEO
Stereo
audio
too noisy when
output jacks on the back of the VCR to hear stereo sound.
tuning
a broadcast
or cable TV channel
•
Stereo signal is weak. Set Reception: STEREO/MONO/SAP feature to MONO.
•
Pressone of the TRACKING up or down buttons to minimize the noise.
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SPECI FICATIONS
Format:
D-VHSNHS
Record/Playback
System:
D-VHS: Digital 2-head record/playback system
VHS Video: 4-head-Double Azimuth
Audio: 2 Hi-Fi record/playback system
Digital Record/Plaback
Data Rate:
14.1 Mbs
Video Signal System:
D-VHS: D-VHS system standard CTP STD MODE 2
VHS: EIA standard: NTSC color
Antenna:
75-ohm external VHF/UHF combined
antenna terminal
Tuner:
USA:
181 channels capability*
(125 cable channels)
Canada: 178 channels capability*
(122 cable channels)
Type:
AutoProgramming
Power Requirement:
120V AC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption:
22 watts
Dimensions:
3.6 inches high (93 mm)
15 inches wide (380 ram)
12.4 inches deep (280 mm)
Weight:
8.4 pounds (3.8 kg)
Storage
Range:
Temperature
Operating
Temperature
-22°F to +149°F
(130°Cto +65°C)
+41°Fto +104°F
Range:
(+5°C to +40"C)
*Check your cable company°s compatibility
CLEANING
frequency synthesis
requirements.
THE VCR
Use a soft cloth or dusting attachment
of your vacuum cleaner to
dust your VCR. Remove dust from the ventilation
top, back, sides, and bottom
holes on the
of the cabinet.
Plastic surfaces are easily scratched and can be marred by alcohol
and various solvents. Avoid excessive use of oil-based furniture
polishes since the materials used in the cabinet will accumulate
more dust. We recommend
cleaner and polisher.
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using a nonabrasive,
antistatic
I
Specifications are subject to change. I
Remote
Control
This is
Accessory Order Form
the remote control that
Qty
Description
came packed with your
Remote Control (CRKT0VBL2)
VCR. Replacements or
5crew-on
spares can be ordered as
needed.
CRK70VBL2
239259
Screw-on
RF Cable
attaches to the round
antenna cable (3-ft)
VH81
$4.95
Screw-on antenna cable (6-ft)
VH82
$6.95
Push-on antenna cable (6-ft)
VH89
$5.95
Stereo AN Cable (6-ft)
VH84
$9.95
Digital AN Cable
240984
$14.95
D-VHS Cassette
240985
$19.95
antenna connectors on
the back of the VCR.
VH81 (3-ft)
VH82 (6-ft)
Push-on
RF Cable
attaches to the round
antenna connectors on
the back of the VCR. Use
VH89 (6-ft)
for a quick connection.
Stereo
AN
Cable is a
triple cable that lets you
connect the VIDEO and
AUDIO jacks of stereo-
Prices are subject to change without
compatible components.
Total Merchandise
notice.
.............................................
Sales Tax ..............................................................
We are required by law to collect the
appropriate sales tax for each individual
state, country, and locality to which the
merchandise is being sent.
VH83 (6-ft)
Digital AN Cable
Connects VCR to a corn-
P1394 (5-ft)
240984
Shipping and Handling .....................................
5.0_0
$
patible digital satellite
receiver or component.
Total Amount
$-_
back, or dub digital
Money order or check must be in U.S.
currency only.
recordings.
Required to record,
D-VHS
Cassette
play
_
or Discover Card
No COD or CASH.
Special
for digital recordings.
Enclosed .....................................
Use VISA, MasterCard,
preferably.
tape formulation required
Dr-300 (5 hours)
240985
S__
-r
All accessories are subject to availability.
Where
applicable, we will ship a superseding model.
u
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United States and Canada Orders
Charge your order on your VISA,
MasterCard, or Discover Card by
filling in below
USE YOUR
IMPORTANT:
CREDIT
To place your order by phone, have your Visa,
CARD
MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call the tollfree number
Copy complete account number
from your VISA card
I-T-]-NI-I-NIII
listed below between 8AM and 8PM
(EST) Monday through
IIIII
Friday or between 9AM and
5PM (EST) Saturday.
My exp, I---I--'1
s: I--1--1
Use this number only to place on order for accessory
items listed on this order form.
1-800-338-0376
IMPORTANT:
Copy complete account number
from your MasterCard
To place your order by mail, detach and mail the
completed
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following
Copy Number
above your
name on
MasterCard
IMPORTANT:
My card 1--']'-']
expires:
I I I I I
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AUTHORIZED
SIGNATURE
card order will not be processed without signature)
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Print or type your name and
address clearly. This will be
your mailing label,
_i
A complete and correct
order will save you days
of waiting.
Name:
Street:
Apt:
City:
Zip:
Please make sure that both sides of this form
have been filled out completely.
• Allow 4 weeks for delivery.
• All accessories are subject to availability.
• Prices are subject to change
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Video
Accessories
Ronks, PA 17573
Copy complete account number
from your Discover Card
My card expire._: _
State:
address:
['--_
PO Box 8419
7-VV-Iq
(Credit
order form with credit card information,
money order or check in US currency (made payable
to Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.) to the
LIMITED
WARRANTY
What your warranty
•
covers:
Any defect in materialsor workmanship.
For how
long after
your purchase:
•
Ninety days for labor charges.-
•
One year for parts.'
The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the ,
rental firm, whichever comes first.
What we will do:
•
Pay any Authorized
RCA VCR Service Center the labor charges to repair your VCR.
•
Pay any Authorized RCA VCR Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement
parts required to repair your VCR.
How you get service:
•
Take your VCR to any Authorized RCA VCR ServicelCenter. To identify your nearest Authorized
Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800-336-1900.
•
Show the Authorized
•
Pick up your VCR when repairs ar e completed.
What
your warranty
RCA VCR
Service Center Representative your evidence or purchase date or first rental.
does not cover:
•
Customer instruction. (Your Owner's Manual Clearly describes how to install, adjust, and operate your
VCR. Any additional information should be obtained from your Dealer.)
•
Installation and related adjustments.
•
Signal reception problems not caused by your VCR.
•
Damage from misuse or neglect.
•
Cleaning of video/audio
•
Batteries.
•
A VCR that has been modified
commercial purposes.
•
A VCR purchased or serviced outside the USA.
•
Acts of God, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
heads.
or incorporated
into other products or is used for institutional or other
Product Registration:
•
How
•
Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your VCR. It will make it easier to
contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
state law relates
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you also may have other rights that vary from state
to state.
If you purchased
•
to this warranty:
This warranty
your VCR outside
the United
states:
does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty
information.
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A
Accessing menus 6
Add or remove channels 9
Audio 41
playing back 27
recording 26
Audio/video jacks 26, 27, 45, 52
Auto channel search 8
Auto play feature 12, 17
Auto TVNCR feature i2, 45
AutoEdit 27
EJECTbutton 18,.50
Eject, tape 17
Express Recording 21
F
F.ADV button 15, 37
FORWARD button 17, 36, 38, 39
Frame advance 37
G
B
GO BACK button 15, 17
Go-to search feature 38
Back panel 52
Batteries, installing in the remote 4
Broadcast stereo TV recording 26
GO-TO SEARCH menu 38
¢
IN FROM ANT jack 12, 45, 52
Index search feature 37
INDEX SEARCH menu 37
INFO button 15, 17, 39, 40, 51
INPUT button 15, 22, 26, 50
Cable box codes 34
Cables 43, 44
CHANNEL buttons 14, 30, 50
Channels, add orremove 9
Channels list, VCR 8
CHANNELS menu 8, 9
Choosing a VCR connection 45
Cleaning the VCR 56
CLEAR button 14, 23, 38, 39
Conflicting timers 25
Connections 43-48
Controls
back panel 52
front panel 50
J
Jacks, types of 44
L
LINE indicator 26, 51
Copying and editing tapes 27
M
D
D-VHS Recording 20, 21, 28
Date and time setting 10
Displays
on-screen 40, 51
E
Editing 27, 28
60
MENU button 6, 8-11,
Menus, accessing 6
MUTE button 16
15, 22, 23, 41
N
Number buttons 10,. ! 5, 16.
O
SPEED button 15, 18, 21, 26
Status indicators 51
On-screen displays 40
OUT TO TV jack 12, 45, 52
Overheating 43
STOP button
P
PAUSE button 15, 17, 18, 36, 37, 50
Picture search options 36
PLAY button 15, 17, 36, 37, 39, 50
Playing a tape 17
POWER button 18, 50
Power surges 43
PREFERENCESmenu 6, 11
Problem solving 53
Programming the remote
to operate TVs 30
R
Reception: STEREO/MONO/SAP 26, 41
RECORD button 15, 18, 21, 26, 50
Recording 18, 20-28
Remote Buttons 14-17
Remote Control, Programming 30-34
Remote VCR1/VCR2 option 11
Remove or add channels 9
REVERSEbutton 15, 17, 36, 38
Review programs screen 23
Rewind, automatic
18
S
Safety tab 18
SAP, recording 26
Satellite receiver codes 34
Search 36-38
SEARCH button 15, 37, 38
Sensor, remote 50
Set up
audio features 41
using the menus 8
Signal type 9
Slow motion playback 36
Solving problems 53
Specifications
56
Speed 18
15, 17, 18, 26, 38, 39, 50
T
Tab, safety 18
Tape eject 17
Tape playback 42
Tape playback: HIFI, LINEAR and MIX 42
Tape, playing a 17
Tape speeds 18
Time and date setting 10
Time counter 39
Time counter display 51
Time display 51
TIME menu 10
TIMER indicator 22, 51
Timer recording 22
conflicting timers 25
with DSS® receiver 22
Timer recording, stopping 23
TIMER RECORDINGS menu 22, 23
Timers
icons 24
Tips, troubleshooting
53
TRACKING buttons 16, 17, 36, 39, 50
Tracking feature 39
Troubleshooting
tips 53
TV button 14, 30
TV, programming the remote to control 30
TVoVCR button
12, 16, 17, 26, 45, 50
V
VCR button 14
VCR channels list 8
VCR, cleaning 56
VCR indicator 26, 51
VCR MAIN MENU 6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 22, 23, 41
Viewing channel 5
VOL buttons 18
V¢
Warranty, limited
59
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If your VCR needs service, please contact your dealer or the
nearest Service Center from the yellow pages. Please do not
send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this
manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service
for your product.
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