Integrated AmplifierIVideo Cassette Recorder

Integrated AmplifierIVideo Cassette Recorder
3-859-466-11
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Integrated
AmplifierIVideo
Cassette Recorder
Operating
Instructions
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©1997 by Sony Corporation
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• Do not install the unit in an inclined position.It
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
is
designed to be operated in a horizontal position only.
• Keep the unit and cassettes away from equipment with
strong magnets, such as microwave ovens or large
loudspeakers.
• DO not place heavy objects on the unit.
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, moisture may condense inside the VCR and cause
damage to the video head and tape. When you first install
the unit, or when you move it from a cold to a warm
location, wait for about one hour before operating the unit.
Information
CAUTION
: TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK,
For customers
DO NOT REMOVE
COVER
NO USER-SERVICEABLE
REFER
SERVtCING
TO QUALIFIED
(OR BACK).
PARTS
INSIDE.
SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous
voltage" within the product's
enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying
the appliance.
CAUTION
To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized AC plug
with an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the
blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
Precautions
Safety
• Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
• If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the unit and
have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it
any further.
• One blade of the plug is wider than the other for the
purpose of safety and will fit into the power outlet only
one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, contact your Sony dealer.
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if you do not intend
to use it for an extended period of time. To disconnect the
cord, pull it out by the plug, never by the cord.
in the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority
to operate
this equipment.
Caution
Television programs, films, video tapes and other materials
may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such
material may be contrary to the provisions of the copyright
laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable television
transmission may require authorization from the cable
television transmission and/or program owner.
Owner's
record
The model number is located at the rear and front of the unit
Installing
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat
buildup.
- • Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs, blankets, etc.) or
near materials (curtains, draperies) that may block the
ventilation slots.
and the serial number on the top. Record these numbers in
the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this produc .if'-'-
• Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
• Do not install the unit near heat sources such as radiators
Serial No.
or air ducts, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, mechanical vibration or shock.
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Introduction
Model No.
Table of contents
•1 VCRPlus+ and PlusCode
are trademarks
4
5
6
8
11
30
33
35
39
43
45
Getting
Started
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Step 1:
Unpacking
Step 2:
Setting up the remote commander
Step 3:
Speaker systems hookup
Step 4:
Various audio/video hookups
Step 5:
TV antenna or cable hookups
Adjusting the SOUND SET with EASY SET UP
Setting the clock
Setting up cable box control
Presetting channels
Setting up VCR Plus+ .1
Presetting radio stations
47
49
50
51
54
56
58
Basic VCR I Radio Operations
Playing a video tape
Using the pre-programed sound fields
Recording TV programs
Recording TV programs using VCR Plus+
Setting the timer manually
Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings
Listening to the radio
59
62
64
66
67
69
71
73
Audio/Video
Equipment
Selecting the equipment
Controlling VCRs
Controlling the TV
Playing back a CD
Controlling a cassette deck
Controlling a DAT'deck
Controlling an MD deck
Controlling an LD player
75
77
78
82
Sound Field Operations
Taking advantage of the sound fields
Getting the most out of Dolby Pro Logic Surround .2 sound
Customizing the sound fields
Reconfiguring the PROLOGIC and THEATER sound fields
84
85
86
87
88
89
Advanced
VCR Operations
Playing/searching at various speeds
Recording TV programs using the quick timer
Recording stereo and bilingual programs
Searching using the index function
Adjusting the picture
Changing menu options
Operations
of Gemstar
Development Corporation.
VCRPlus+ system is
manufacturedunder
license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
,2 This unit uses the Dolby
Surround system,
manufactured under
license from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing
Corporation.
DOLBY, the double-D
symbol I]3, and PRO
LOGIC are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories
Lic?ensing Corporation.
Editing
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Recording from another VCR or LD player
Additional
91
92
94
97
98
103
Information
Customizing the remote commander function buttons
General setup information
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Index to parts and controls
Index
Back Quick reference to using the VCR
Cover
Introduction
3
Unpacking
Check that you have received
•
Remote
commander
•
Size AA (R61 batteries
• 75_hm coaxial cable with
F-type connectors
Video cable
(1 phono to I phono)
Getting
Started
the following
items with the unit:
• AM loop antenna
FM wire antenna
remote
commander
Inserting
the
batteries
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries matching the + and - on the batteries to the diagram inside
the battery
compartment.
Using the
remote
commander
You can use this remote commander to operate this unit, a TV, other VCRs, an LD deck, CD
player, cassette deck, DAT deck, and MD deck (all equipment must be made by Sony).
For details on how to operate other equipment with this remote commander, see "Audio/
Video Equipment Operations"
from page 59.
Remote sensor m.
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Notes
• The remote commander is initially set to control this unit. However, if it doesn't control the unit, press
_ VHS TUNER first. If the remote commander still doesn't operate, read "Controlling VCRs" on_.p._e 62
first.
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to six months.
• If you do not use the remote commander for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid
possible damage from battery leakage.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not use different types of batteries.
Getting
Started
5
To get the best possible sound from the unit, connect front (left and right), center, and rear
(left and right) speakers. You need to connect either the center or rear speakers as well as the
front speakers to enjoy Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound.
Before you connect...
• Prepare
speaker cords (one for each speaker)
(+)_
(-)
_(+)
(not supplied).
(-)
• Be sure to match the speaker cords to the appropriate terminals on the components: + to +,
and - to -. (If the cords are reversed, the sound will be distorted and the bass sound will
not be reproduced well.)
• Do not connect the AC power cord until you finish all the connections
TV antenna or cable hookups" on page 11.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
Rear right speaker
Center speaker
through "Step 5 :
L
Rearleft
speaker
Active woofer
Front right speaker
1
Front left speaker
Connect the front speakers to the FRONT
SPEAKERS L/R connectors.
Twist about 15 mm of the stripped ends of the cord. Then
insert the stripped ends into the connectors as shown on the
right.
2
Connect the center speaker to the SURROUND
SPEAKERS CENTER connectors.
FRONT SPEAKERS
R
L
(÷)
SURROUND
Repeat step I above for the center speaker.
If you don't have a center speaker, skip this step.
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SPEAKERS
3
Connect the rear speakers to the SURROUND
SPEAKERS REAR UR connectors.
SURROUND
SPEAKERS
Repeat step I above for the surround speakers.
If you don't have rear speakers, skip this step.
(+)
Note
• Be sure to connect both left and right speakers. If you connect only
one speaker, the rear speaker won't reproduce the sound.
Placing
the
speakers
For optimum surround sound effect, place your speakers as shown below.
Rearspeaker
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Front speaker
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Tips
• Position the center speaker so the face of the speaker is aligned evenly with, or slightly behind the faces of
the front left and right speakers.
• Mount the surround (rear) left and right speakers on the walls so they face each other.
• Position the front left and right speakers and center speaker as close to the same height as possible.
Connecting
an active
woofer
For further sound im _rovement,
connect an active woofer to MIX OUT with an audio cable
(not supplied). The active woofer will increase bass response.
woofer does not affect the sound quality very much.
This unit
The position of the active
Active woofer
Audio cable (not supplied)
Listening
through
Connect the headphones
the
headphones
to PHONES.
No sound wiU be reproduced from the speakers.
f
PHONES
Getting
Started
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7
The following
examples.
connections
with various audio/video
The actual connections
equipment
may vary depending
are recommended
on the equipment you have.
Before you connect ....
• Prepare audio (not supplied)
and video cables referring
to the following table.
Video cable
Audio cable
White (L) _
Red(R) _
White (L)
Red(R)
Equipment
Tuner/CD
Yellow
c_
_
Yellow
Necessary cable for each piece of equipment
player
MD deck/DAT
One audio cable
deck/cassette
Satellite tuner/LD
deck
player/other
Two audio cables
VCR
One video cable and one audio cable
TV
One video cable and one audio cable
Monitor
One video cable
• Turn off the power to all equipment before making any connections.
• Do not connect the AC power cord until all of the connections are complete.
• Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
MD deck
FM wire antenna
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m
DSS receiver
or
AM oop
1 Cassette deck
REC IN tt
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Getting
Started
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VIDEO l _
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REC OUT
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AUDIO
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1
Connect your audio/video
equipment using audio
and video cables (not supplied) referring to the
illustration
on page 8.
Make sure you connect the audio and video cable plugs to
jacks of the same color.
2
Connect the AC power
Connecting
cord to the wall outlet.
to the front
VIDEO
2 INPUT jacks
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Video game
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I AUDIO OUT
•
VIDEO
OUT
Camcorder
Audio/video
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Other VCR
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Notes
• Make sure you connect the audio/video plugs to jacks of the same color.
• If the other VCR is a monaural type, connect only the VIDEO and AUDIO L jacks.
Connecting
to the AC OUTLET
You can connect an audio component (or components through an optional multi-outlet
extension cord) to AC OUTLET on the rear of the unit. The power is supplied to AC
OUTLET while the unit is turned on. The power supply stops when you turn off the unit.
Using this function, you can turn on and turn off all the audio components connected to AC
OUTLET at the same time if you leave those components' power switches on.
Cautions
• Make sure you comply with the laws and regulations in your country for this connection.
• Make sure that the power consumption of the components connected to AC OUTLETdoesn't exceed 120
watts. Do not connect high-wattage electrical home appliances such as electric irons, fans,or TVs to this
- outlet.
_
Notes
• The power will not be supplied to the components as long as the unit is turned off. Any electronic memory
of the components may be cleared if you make this connection.
• Some audio components may not turn on with this connection.
Getting
Started
Step 4
Various
audio/video
Connecting
hookups
FMIAM
(continued)
antennas
To receive radio broadcasts with this unit, connect the FM/AM
antennas (supplied).
FM wire antenna
AM loop antenna
ANTENNA
_e
After connecting
the wire antenna,
keep it as
horizontal as
possible.
If AM reception
is poor
We recommend that you purchase and connect the optional Sony antenna to the unit if
reception is weakened by ferroconcrete used in the construction of your apartment or
building.
If you have poor FM reception
Connect
a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied)
to an FM outdoor
antenna.
FM outdoor antenna
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Receiver
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Note
• To prevent noise pick-up, keep the AM loop antenna away from the unit and TV. When the noise is not
cleared yet, turn off the TV.
Getting
Started
nnaor
cable hookups:
Selecting
the
best
hookup
option
There aremany ways inwhich your VCR can be hooked up.To hook up your VCR so thatit
works bestforyou,first
scanthroughthetablebelow.Then usetheaccompanying diagrams
and procedureson thefollowingpages tosetup your VCR.
DSS® is a registered
trademark of
DIRECTV, Inc., a
unit of Hughes
Electronics
Corporation.
If you have
Use
Refer to
TV thathasvideo input
Video (V)hookup, thenfollowone Page 12
ofthehookups below.
Cable box thatiscompatiblewith the
VCR's cablebox controlfeature
Hookup 1
Pages 13 to 15
No cablebox or incompatiblecablebox
with only a few scrambled channels
Hookup 2
Pages 16 to18
Antenna only,no cableTV
Hookup 3
Pages 19 to 21
Incompatiblecablebox with many
scrambledchannels
Hookup 4
Pages 22 to 24
DSS_ receiver
Hookup 5
Pages 25 to 26
Incompatible cable box with only a few
scrambled channels, using an A/B switch
Hookup 6
Pages 27 to 29
After you've completed the connections, follow the instructions for setup. During setup, if
you need more details on the procedure described, page numbers are provided where you
can find complete, step-by-step instructions.
After you've completed the setup, you're ready to use your unit's VCR. Procedures differ
depending on the hookup you used. For an overview, refer to "Quick reference to using the
VCR" on the back cover.
Before
you get started
• Turn off the power to all equipment.
• Do not connect the AC power cords until all of the
connections are completed.
• Be sure you make connections firmly. Loose connections
may cause picture distortion.
• If your TV doesn't match any of the examples provided,
see your nearest Sony dealer or qualified technician.
Getting
Started
I 11
I
Step 5
TV antenna
Video
or cable
II
hookups
I
(continued)
(V) hookup
You will get a better picture
jack as the illustration
shown
by connecting
on page
your TV (monitor)
to MONITOR
VIDEO OUT
8.
If you're no planning to use your unit's VCR to record programs
You're finished
8.
setting up the unit's VCR after you've made the connections
shown on page
If you want to record off-air or off your cable TV system
Complete these connections
hookups.
first, and then go to the following
pages for antenna or cable
Caution
Connections between the VCR's VHF/UHF connector and the antenna terminals of the TV receiver should
be made only as shown in the following instructions. Failure to do so may result in operation that violates
the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission regarding the use and operation of RF devices.
Never connect the output of the VCR to an antenna or make simultaneous (parallel) antenna and VCR
connections at the antenna terminals or your receiver.
Notes to CAW system
installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
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Getting
Started
......
Recommended
use :
You should use this hookupif
you havea
cable box, especially
if your
cable system scrambles all or most channels. This hookup allows the
VCR's cable box control feature to control the channel on the cable box,
Using cable box
control
simplifying
page 36.
the recording
process.
A list of compatible cable boxes is on
What you can do with this hookup
A Cable Mouse is available as an optional
accessory for this model. You can order
directly from Sony by calling 1-800-488-7669
and asking for Cable Mouse
RM-CM101.
$14.95+ $3.00 "_.//
(shipping, handling
and aplicable sales tax)
• Record any channel using the VCR's cable box control feature to select
channels on the cable box
What you can't do
_
• Record with the cable box turned off
_
_
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• Record one channel while watching another channel
Cable Mouse
(not supplied)
Cable box
Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
........
_]A
or
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or __
VHF
.......
_B
UHF
For connector types
B and C, no UHF
connection is
required.
or
VHF
,. .......
_C
UHF
Positioning
the Cable Mouse
Place the Cable Mouse so that it hangs out
over the cable box front.
Side view
Getting
Started
I 13
I
TV antenna
Step 5
Hookup
1
1:
or cable
hookups
O Select your cable box
EXECUTE.
VCR setup
Set the RF UNIT
switch
If you made
output
channel and press
to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
the switch to either channel.
For details, see page
(continued)
set
CABLE BOx CONTROL
CABLEMOUSE
EIOXCOOE NO.
92.
V connections
(from
page
P°j
12), you can
skip this step.
O
RF UNIT
The CENTER MODE selection menu appears.
Select the center mode and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
The TEST TONE selection menu appears.
Set the volume of the center and rear speakers and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 31.
2 Turn on your cable box.
3
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR.
SELECT
END
i
O The CLOCK SET menu appears. Set the date and time
and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 33.
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SET
SELECT
END
UP
is
done
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The CABLE BOX CONTROL menu appears. Select
ON. For details, see page 35.
I CABLIEBOX CONTROL
CABLE MOUSE
SELECT
: [_
SET
: LO_
keys
Enter your cable box code number and press
CURSOR#.
PII I
CABLE BOX CONTnOL
c_ue MOUSE
BOX _
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Getting
Started
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Normal display
Hookup
1
1: '_ VCR PI Us _+_channel
5.'
Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your
program guide.
2
setup _
For details, see page 43.
If the channels in the program guide are different
from the channels that you actually use on your TV,
set the channels that are different as follows. For
details, see page 44.
0
Press MENU and select VHS MENU.
SOUND SET
mJ
O
Select SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS.
TIMER SET / CHECK
TUNER PRESET
CLOCK SET
.
_L
1_
CABLE BOX CONTROt
ADVANCED
OPTIONS
O
Enter the program guide channel, then the channel
you use on your TV.
GUIDE]25 CH
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I_rr,
IVCR
push
-
1_/ 15J
CH_
_
Plus+ CHANNEL
to
lee
LIST
Program guide channel
Your actual TV channel
O
Press EXECUTE.
Getting
Started
I 15
I
Step
5
TV antenna
I
or cable
hookups
(continued)
Recommended
use
Use this hookup if you do not have a cable box. Also use this hookup if
your cable company cannot supply a cable box that is compatible with
the VCR's cable box control feature, and your cable system scrambles
only a few channels.
No cable box, or
incompatible
cable
box with only a few
scrambled channels
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel
What you
can't do
• Record scrambled channels that require a cable box
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Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
w
........
_]A
or
VHF
Match the type
of connector on
your TV: A, B, or
C.
For connector
'-.......
._B
Connect this cable -_
UHF
or
directly to your TV if I
you don't have a
cable box.
_
/
......
Cable box
is required.
VHF
,- .......
_C
UHF
Getting
Started
types B and C, no
UHF connection
on the VCR
Hookb_2:
1
0- The AUTO
_"VCR Seti_ip '
Set the RF UNIT
switch
PRESET starts_
'
to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
A_OPI_SET
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
set the switch to either channel.
For details, see page
If you made
_trrl_
92.
V connections
(from page
llll|t|l_
12), you can
_
skip this step.
O
After completing AUTO PRESET, the CENTER MODE
selection menu appears.
Select the center mode, and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
RF UNIT
'1
CENTER
MODE
SET
NEXT
::
The TEST TONE selection menu appears.
Set the volume of the center and rear speakers and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 3I.
I
TEST TONE
2
Press
O
EASY SET UP on the VCR.
The CLOCK SET menu appears. Set the date and time
and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 33.
SET
NEXT
O
_
ca_ Boxc_,mot
O
is
done
_
The CABLE BOX CONTROL menu appears. Select
OFF and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 35.
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UP
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Normal display
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The TUNER PRESET menu appears. Set ANTENNA/
CABLE to CABLE and press EXECUTE. For details,
see page 39.
Getting
Started
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Step
5
Hookup
1
Find
TV antenna
2:
VCR Plus+ channel
the VCR Plus+
program
or cable
guide.
Channel
Listing
For details,
see page
2 If the channels in the program
hookups
setup
in your
43.
guide are different
from the channels that you actually use on your TV,
set the channels that are different as follows. For
details, see page 44.
O Press MENU and select VHS MENU.
GUIT
O
Select SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS.
L_I
I
TIMER SET I CHECK
TUNER PRESET
CLOCK SL=T
ADVANCED
OPTIONS
.Enter the program guide channel, then the channel
you use on your TV.
GUIDE
_
12s
Push
_
Program
TV
~
keys
GUIDE
_
I Sl
to
CH
Or. push
_
VCR Ptus+ CHANNEL
set
to
LIST
see
Program guide channel
Your actual TV channel
0
18
Press EXECUTE.
Getting
Started
(continued)
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.... Make tlie following
. ....
.
have Cable TV).
[]Use
Antenna
hookup
connections
,
this hookup
ifyou're
•
using an antenna
.
if you're
(if you d0n't _
•
•
using:
• VHF/UHF antenna (you get channels 2-13 and channels 14 and
higher)
• UHF-only antenna (you get channels 14 and higher)
• Separate VHF and UHF antennas
Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
...........-m_]
A
or
VHF
VCR
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.....
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or C
_B
(notsup_ied)
or
UHF
VHF
UHF
I_lUse this hookup if you're using
(you get channels 2-13 only)
a VHF-only
antenna
Rear of TV
...........
VHF/UHF
_]A
or
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, or C.
VHF
J
,_
VCR
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..........
48
UHF
or
VHF
<_,,,_
..............
For connector types
B and C, no UHF
connection is
required.
_-._C
UHF
If you cannot connect your antenna
cable to the VCR directly
If your antenna cable is a fiat cable (300-ohm twin lead cable), attach an
external antenna connector (not supplied) so you can connect the cable to
the VHF/UHF IN connector. If you have separate cables for VHF and
UHF antennas, you should use a U/V band mixer (not supplied). For
details, see page 92.
- -
Getting
Started
I 19
II
TV antenna
Step 5
Hookup
1
or cable
hookups
Set the RF UNIT
switch
(continued)
O
3: VCR setup
I
The AUTO PRESET starts.
to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
AUTO PRESET
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
the switch to either channel.
For details,
(from
set
EXECUTING
see page 92. If you made V connection
page 12), you can skip this step.
Q
RF UNIT
After completing AUTO PRESET, the CENTER MODE
selection menu appears.
Select the center mode, and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
CENTER MODE
E3
,
0
O
2
Press
The TEST TONE selection menu appears.
Set the volume of the center and rear speakers and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 31.
EASY SET UP on the VCR.
TEST TONE
O The CLOCK SET menu appears. Set the date and time
and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 33.
SELECT
END
I
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WED
12:00Ad
]1
I
The CABLE BOX CONTROL menu appears. Select
OFF and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 35.
] C_m.E
BOX
C,C_
=_=
O
,: II
Getting
Started
SET
UP
is
done
#
Normal display
?,N
The TUNER PRESET menu appears. Set ANTENNA/
CABLE to ANT and press EXECUTE. For details, see
page 39.
I ANTENNA_
i
Hookiip" 3: +_VCR PlUs+ channel
1 Find
the VCR Plus+ Channel
program
guide.
setup
Listing in your
For details,
see page 43.
2 If the channels in the program guide are different
from the channels that you actually use on your TV,
set the channels that are different as follows. For
details, see page 44.
O Press MENU and select VHS MENU.
I
O Select SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS.
TIMER
TUNER
SET / CHECK
PRESET
CLOCKSET
II
lilt
Im
CABLE BOX CONTROL
ADVANCED
OPTIONS
QUff
Enter the program guide channel, then the channel
you use on your TV.
--
GUIDE
[25
Push
_
Program
CH
TV
keys
GUIDE
Or, push
_
VCR Plus+ CHANNEL
CH --
15J
to
CH
set
to
us'r
see
Program guide channel
Your actual TV channel --
Press EXECUTE.
Getting
Started
21
II
Step 5
I
TV antenna
or cable
hookups
(continued)
Recommended
use
Use this hookup if your cable company cannot supply a cable box that is
compatible with the VCR's cable box control feature, and your cable
system scrambles all or most channels.
Incompatible
cable
box with many
scrambled channels
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any channel by selecting the channel on the cable box
What you can't do
• Record with the cable box turned off
• Record one channel while watching another channel
• Select channels directly on the VCR
Rear of TV
Cable box
VHF/UHF
........
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, B, orC.
_A
or
VHF
For connector
UHF
or
is required.
VHF
I
22 I
Getting
Started
,- .......
types B and C, no
UHF connection
_C
UHF
HoOkup_4_'_' VC R _setup _
1_
the RFUNIT switch to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
set the switch to either channel.
For details, see page 92. If you made V connection
(from page 12), you can skip this step.
O After completing AUTO PRESET,the CENTERMODE'
selection menu appears.
Select the center mode, and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
The TEST TONE selection menu appears.
Set the volume of the center and rear speakers
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 31.
and
2 Turn on your cable box.
SET
3
Press
UP
is
done
EASY SET UP on the VCR.
SELECT
O The CLOCK SET menu appears. Set date and time
and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 33.
Normal display
NEXT
_
O The CABLE BOX CONTROL menu appears. Select
OFF and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 35.
i
CA.B_._
__ BOX CONTROL
O
The TUNER PRESET menu appears. Set ANTENNA/
CABLE to ANT and press EXECUTE. For details, see
page 39.
ANTENNA_
I
I CANCEL
_Y
SET
UPI
O The AUTO PRESET starts.
PI oaem
wait
Getting
Started
I 23
Step
5
Hookup
TV antenna
4:
or cable
VCR Plus+ channel
hookups
setup
1 Find the VCR Plus+ Channel Listing in your
program guide. For details, see page 43.
2
Enter all the channels you want to record and the
cable box output channel (usually
2, 3, or 4). For
details, see page 44.
O Press MENU and select VHS MENU.
O
Select SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS.
I]TIMER
SET i CHECK
TUNER PRESET
CLOCK SET
=CAI_.E BOX CONTROL
ADVANCED
OPTIONS
SET
SELECT
QUIT
0
Enter the program guide channel, then the cable box
output channel.
Push['_keys
Pr0g
ram
to
s$1
G_DECH
Or, push
_
VCR PIus_ CHANNEL
to
UST
see
Program guide channel
Cable box output channel -O
24
Press
EXECUTE.
I GettingStarted
(continued)
Recommendeduse
_
Use this hookup ifyouhave a DSS receiver. It allows the VCR's cable
box control feature to control the channel on the DSS receiver,
DSS (Digital Satellite
System) receiver
simplifying the recording process.
on page 37.
A list of compatible DSS receivers is
DSS (Digital Satellite System) is a satellite broadcast that provides
superior digital-quality video and crisp digital-quality audio. A variety
of program packages are available through your program providers.
also has program guides that are sorted by program categories.
It
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any channels using the VCR's cable box control feature to select
channels on the DSS receiver.
What you can't do
• Record with the DSS receiver turned
off
• Record any channels from cable or an antenna (To record channels
from cable or an antenna, turn off the cable box control feature.)
• Use a cable box
• Record programs with VCR Plus+
Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
A
...- .....__
or
your
VHF
. .......
Match the type
of connector on
_
TV: A.B or C
B For connector
types
VCR
B and ¢, no UHF
connection is
or
VHF
required.
UHF
1
Positioning the Cable
Mouse
Place the Cable Mouse so
that it hangs out over the DSS
receiver front.
DSS receiver
Side view
GettingStarted I 25
Step 5
Hookup
1
TV antenna
5:
or cable
switch
_
"
'
to CH 3 or CH4, whichever
channel is not used in your area.
set the switch to either channel.
see page
(continued)
O Set your DSS receiver output channel (BOX OLrrPUT
CH) to LINE and press EXECUTE.
VCR setup
Set the RF UNIT
For details,
hookups
92.
I CABLEBOX CONTROL
If both are used,
CABLE MOUSE
eox coo_ NO.
If you made
m_J
V connection
SELECT
(from page 12), you can skip this step.
O
RF UNIT
The CENTER MODE selection menu appears.
Select the center mode and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
CENTER MODE
O
2
Turn on your DSS receiver.
3 Press
The TEST TONE selection menu appears.
Set the volume of the center and rear speakers and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 31.
EASY SET UP on the VCR.
O The CLOCK SET menu appears. Set the date and time
and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 33.
SELECT
END
I _/1/1997
WED
12:00w
I
Jl
I
NEXT
O
_
i
SET
UP
Is
done
I
The CABLE BOX CONTROL menu appears.
Select ON. For details, see page 35.
Normal display
Notes
ECT
O
: _
To successfully record a program from the DSS receiver, proceed
as follows:
• Leave the DSS receiver on all the time.
keys
Enter your DSS receiver code number and press
CURSOR_.
For details,
see page 35.
C_BI.E BOXCONT_
____x_9_.
CABLE MOUSE
F
r,
26
Getting
Started
• Turn off the display (menu screen, channel number, etc.) of the
DSS receiver.
• To record or receive locked channels, unlock the channel before
the VCR starts recording.
• To set pay-per-view programs in the timer setting, order the
pay-per-view program before the VCR starts recording.
• Some programs are copy protected. You cannot record these
programs.
Recommended
use
By using an A/B switch (not supplied), this hookup allows you to record
both scrambled and unscrambled channels conveniently.
Incompatible
cable
box with only a few
scrambled channels,
using an A/B switch
What you can do with this hookup
• Record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel directly on
the VCR (the A/B switch is set to A)
• Record any scrambled channel by selecting the channel on the cable
box (the A/B switch is set to B)
What you can't do
• Record one scrambled channel while watching another channel (the
A/B switch is set to B)
Wall
]
Splitter
(not supplied)
Rear of TV
Cable bo
I _
xt
!
VHF/UHF
........
"-_A
or
_-.......
VHF
-_
t
B
UHF
or
VHF
I
,-.......
-_C
UHF
Match the type of
connector on your
TV: A, 13,or C.
For connector
types B and C, no
UHF connection is
required.
Getting
Started
27
I
TV antenna
Step 5
Hookup
1
6:
or cable
hookups
(continued)
(_ The AUTO PRESET starts.
VCR setup
Set the RF UNIT
switch
"
to CH 3 or CH 4, whichever
channel is not used in your area. If both are used,
the switch to either channel.
AUTO PRESET
set
EXECUTING
For details,
see page
92. If you made
(from page
12), you can skip this step.
V connection
After completing AUTO PRESET, the CENTER MODE
selection menu appears.
Select the center mode, and press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 30.
RF UNIT
CENTER
MODE
SET
.Em
i
The TEST TONE selection menu appears.
Set the volume of the center and rear speakers and
press EXECUTE.
For details, see page 31.
2
Set the A/B
switch
to "A."
3 Press EASY SET UP on the VCR.
O The CLOCK SET menu appears. Set the date and time
and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 33.
SELECT
END
::
TEST TONE
SET
I
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WED
12:00/_
SELECT
END
done
i
#
O The CABLE BOX CONTROL menu appears. Select
OFF and press EXECUTE. For details, see page 35.
Normal display
4
BOX CONTROL
bN
is
[
N_T
It
CABLE
---,,.--_
UP
_=lt_, !
P,_et
the cable box output
4). For details,
channel
(usually
2, 3 or
see page 35.
O Press MENU. Then press CURSOR t_ / _, to move the
cursor (I) to VHS MENU, and press EXECUTE.
SET
O Select TUNER PRESET.
O The TUNER PRESET menu appears. Set ANTENNA/
CABLE to CABLE and press EXECUTE. For details,
see page 39.
ANTENNA
_TIMER
SET / CHECK
--ai_K SET
SET VCR _
CHANNELS
CABLE BOX CONTROL
ADVANCED
OPTIONS
I CABLE
_rr
O
_QA_E_L
_SET
UPI
_
Enter the cable box output channel.
SET to ADD and press EXECUTE.
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28
Getting
Started
I
I
--
_J
TUNING
SEUECTC.
: r_u_-m
I
ADD/ERASE
!
: _
Set MANUAL
Hookup
1
Find
the VCR Plus+
program
2
6: VCR Plus+
guide.
Channel
Listing
setup
in your
For details, see page 43.
For unscrambled
program
channel
channels, if the channels in the
3 For scrambledcl_els,
channels
enter"all tile scambled
you want to record and the cable box
output channel (usually 2, 3, or 4). For details, see
page 44.
O Press MENU and select VHS MENU.
guide are different from the channels that
you actually use on your "IV, set the channels that
are different as follows. For details, see page 44.
O Press MENU and select VHS MENU.
,CT
oorr
Select SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS.
aurr
I
MEL_K___J
IMER
SET i CItECK
TUNER
PRESET
cLocKS_T
O
Select SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS.
TIMER
SET I CHECK
TUNER
ourr
E___Ej3gJ
M
PRESET
CLOCK SET
c, Dwc X
Enter the program guide channel, then the cable box
output channel.
aurr
O
Enter the program guide channel, then the channel
you use on your TV.
!2 5 .
_
ogrem
•GUIDE
push
-
keys
GUIDE
CH
_
Push
Prog
_
ram
keys
GUID_
to
CH
Or, push
_
VCR Plus+ CHANNEL
I
ah
-- Gu,__.
CH
1_/
to
LIST
see
Program guide channel
1 51
to
SQI
set
CH
to
see
Cable box output channel --
Rue,* CHANNEL LIST
Program guide channel
Your actual TV channel -O
Press EXECUTE.
Getting
Started
29
You can set the center mode for the PROLOGIC and THEATER sound
Adjusting
the
fields, and the relative volume level of the center and rear speakers for
the PROLOGIC sound field with EASY SET UP. (For sound field
SOUND SET with
EASY SET UP
explanations,
see page 75.)
1 Complete each operation other than SOUND SET with EASY SET UP
referring to pages 13 to 30.
After the CENTER MODE selection menu appears, press _/,,,_
select the center mode.
to
See "Selecting the center mode" on page 32 for details.
- EXECUTE
CURSOR
t/4/4-/-_
NEXT::
3 Press EXECUTE.
Each speaker emits the test tone in turn (the speaker emitting the test
tone is indicated by the red speaker mark).
Check each speaker's relative volume balance with the test tones.
Q
Q
SELECT
END
::
4 Press CURSOR _/,1, to move the cursor (I) to CENTER. Then, press
CURSOR 4,-/,._ to increase or decrease the volume of the center
speaker so you have an equal volume balance with the other
speakers at your listening position.
If you selected PHANTOM in step 2, skip this step.
This volume adjustment affects only the PROLOGIC
SELECT
END
30
! GettingStarted
::
sound field.
5" Press CURSOR _' / _ to move the _cursor (Oto REAR: _'Then, press
CURSOR _,,,/,,_ to increase or decrease the volume of the rear
speakers so you have an equal volume balance with the other
speakers at your listening position.
If you selected 3CH LOGIC in step 2, skip this step.
The surround speakers' volume balance is always even.
This volume adjustment affects only the PROLOGIC sound field.
SELECT
END
6
:
Press EXECUTE.
After "SET UP is done" screen is appears,
TV screen.
a channel
appears
on the
Tips
• To adjust the relative volume balance between the front left and right speakers, use
BALANCE L/R on the unit.
• If you change the speaker configuration, reset the modes. See "Reconfiguring the
PROLOGIC and THEATER sound fields" on page 82.
• If you need to further increase the volume of the rear speakers from the maximum
level (+10 dB), see "Increasing the maximum rear speaker level" on page 83.
6etung Started I 31
Adjusting
the
SOUND
SET with
Selecting
EASY SET UP (continued)
the center
mode
The center mode is related to the PROLOGIC and THEATER sound fields.
(See "Taking
advantage of the sound fields" on page 75 for a detailed explanation on sound fields.) You
must have rear left and right speakers, or one center speaker other than the front left and
right speakers for these sound fields.
You can select NORMAL, WIDE, PHANTOM, or 3CH LOGIC as the center mode. Each
mode is designed for a different speaker configuration.
considering the following conditions:
Select the most suitable mode
If you have front and rear speakers, and a small center speaker
Select NORMAL. The center channel bass sound is output from the front speakers.
because small center speakers cannot reproduce bass sound sufficiently.
Speaker arrangement
Center speaker
Front speake_
_
_t
Rear speaker ILl
This is
display on the TV screen
speaker (R)
Rear speaker (R)
If you have front and rear speakers, and a large center speaker
Select WIDE. The combination
of this speaker configuration
and mode selection is ideal for
Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound.
Center speaker
Front speaker (L)
/
Speaker arrangement
display on the TV screen
Front speaker (R)
Rear speaker (L)
Rear speaker (R)
If you have only front and rear speakers
Select PHANTOM.
Front speaker (L)
The center channel sound is output from the front speakers.
Front speaker (R)
Rear speaker (L)
Speaker arrangement
display on the TV screen
Rear speaker (R)
If you have only front and center speakers
Select 3CH LOGIC (3 Channel Logic). The rear channel sound is output from the front
speakers. You can enjoy some surround sound atmosphere, even if you don't have surround
(rear) speakers.
Center speaker
Front speaker (L)
32
Getting
Started
/
Front speaker (R)
Speaker arrangement
display on the TV screen
You must set the time and date on the unit to be able to use the timer
Setting
the clock
recording features. If the unit clock was not set in the EASY SET UP
procedure, you need to set it manually.
Before you start.,,
• Press VHS TUNER.
- If the TV doesn't turn on, turn it on manually.
- If connected with only the antenna cable, set the TV to the video
channel.
r
-L
)
-
MENU
Setting
the
EXECUTE
1 Lift the top cover of the remote commander.
Press MENU.
clock
Then press CURSOR _/{,
to move the cursor (I) to
VHS MENU, and press EXECUTE.
SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS
IIl_
•
EXIT
2
to move the cursor (I) to CLOCK SET and press
Press CURSOR _/_
EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
I
'T!111997
END
SONY
Tip
• To change the digits during
setting, press CURSOR
to return to the item to be
changed, and select the
digits using CURSOR t/,_.
WED
0:00/_
skip this step.
I
IE_CUTEI
3 Set the month using CURSOR _/{,.
ENO
4
_
Press CURSOR _
to highlight the date and the day of the week.
Note
• The menu disappears
automatically if you don't
proceed within a few
minutes.
continued
Getting
Started
33
Press CURSOR _/_
Setting
the clock (continued)
to set the°date_ _
The day of the week is set automatically.
I
11/|11997
_
0:00Atl
t
END
Set the year, hour, and minutes in sequence using CURSOR _ to
highlight the item to be set, and CURSOR t/_, to select the digits.
I
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THU
3:_OAU
I
I SS,_CT[E_
7 Press EXECUTE to confirm
34
[ GettingStarted
the setting.
Setting
control
(Skip this
using
up cable box
Your unit's VCR includes a cable box control featurethatallows
the _+_:,:,r
unit's VCR to control most brands of cable boxeS/DSS receivers via the
Cable Mouse. With cable box control, the unit's VCR controls channels
section
Hookup
if you are
2, 3, 4 or 6.)
on the cable box/DSS receiver for timer recording. You can also use the
VCR's remote commander to change channels on the cable box/DSS
receiver whenever the cable box/DSS receiver is turned on even if the
unit's VCR is turned off. To use cable box control, you need to connect
the Cable Mouse (pages 13 and 25) and set the code number and output
channel.
This unit is programed with codes necessary to control channel selection
on most brands of cable boxes at the time this unit was manufactured. If
you have a cable box that is incompatible with this VCR, contact your
cable operator -- they may be able to provide you with a compatible
cable box.
®0
MENU
--
EXECUTE
Lift the top cover of the remote commander.
CURSOR
Press MENU. Then press CURSOR _/_
VHS MENU, and press EXECUTE.
2
Press CURSOR _/_
to move the cursor (I) to
to move the cursor (I) to CABLE BOX
CONTROL and press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP procedure, skip this step.
SET
3 Press CURSOR 4-/,,,_
oo+
BOX
Number
buttons
OUI"PUT
CH
CABLE MOUSE
sETSELECT : []
4
to select ON.
_
I
Close the top cover of the remote commander.
Press thenumber
number,
buttons to enter the cable box/DSS receiver code
then press CURSOR _.
Find your cable box/DSS
below.
A Cable Mouse is available as an optional
accessory for this model. You can order
directly from Sony by calling 1-800-488-7669
and asking for Cable Mouse RM-CM101.
$14.95 + $3.00 (shipping, handling and
aplicable sales tax)
m-'++rIml
I
END
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receiver code number
from the chart
continued
Getting
Started
Se_ing
up cable
(continued)
box control
If you want to control a cable box, press CURSOR _,_/,,,_ to select
the output channel for the cable box, then press EXECUTE.
If you want to control a DSS receiver, select LINE, then press
EXECUTE.
Cable box and DSS receiver brand and the corresponding
numbers
code
If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one by one,
until you come to the correct code for your equipment.
36
Getting
Started
Cable box
brand
Code numbers
Cable box
brand
Code numbers
ABC
018, 022, 024, 028, 217
Eastern
013, 285
Antronix
218
Electricord
089
Archer
033, 050,164, 218
Electus
055
BBT
278
Filmnet
454
Cable Star
067
Focus
411
Cabletenna
033
Garrard
164
Cable time
172, 282, 388, 459
GC Electronics
027, 067, 341
Century
164
GE
243, 244
Citizen
164, 326, 327
GEC
097
Clyde Cablevision
097
Gemini
026, 068, 081,253
Colour Voice
036, 042
General Instrument
022, 287, 487
Comband
243, 244
Hamlin
020, 031,045, 270, 284
Comtronics
051,071
Hitachi
022
Decsat
434
Jasco
164, 326
Diamond
046
Jerrold
014, 022, 025, 026, 035,
Eagle Comtronics
051
037, 058,109, 287, 487
Cablebox
Code
numbers
brand
Cable
box
Code
numbers
brand
Linsay
451
Stargate
026, 051
Ma com
044
STS
167
Magnavox
038, 043, 080, 345
Sylvania
012
Memorex
011
T-Cable Teletext
116
Movie Tune
089,167, 214
Tandy
269
Northcoast
325
Tatung
108
Novaplex
629
Teknica
157
NSC
074, 081, 167, 214
Tele +1
454
Oak
018, 030, 259
TeleCaption
232
Omniview
382
Teleservice
292
Panasonic
032,118
Texscan
012,107
Paragon
011
TFC
321
Philips
036, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042,
071, 301,345
Tuneless
Tocom
429
023, 024, 070
Philips ECG
253
"loshiba
011
Pioneer
034,155, 271,544
Tudi
297
Popular Mechanics 411
TV86
074
Pulsar
011
TV COM
018, 030, 259
RCA
032
Uniden
236
Realistic
218
Unika
033, 164, 218
Recoton
411
United Artists
018
Regal
031,270, 284, 290
United Cable
014
Regency
Rembrandt
013
081
Universal
033, 050, 067, 088, 089,164,
202, 218, 333
RK
315, 317, 490
Videoway
261
Samsung
051,155
Vidtech
255
Satbox
386
Viewstar
Scientific Atlanta
017, 019, 028, 288, 338
038, 071,074, 122, 222, 269,
300
Seam
521
Westminster cable
116
Zenith
011,065, 536
Zentek
411
Wave Master
576
DSS receiver
brand
Code numbers
Sony
650
RCA
577
Sharp
324
Signal
051
Signature
022
SL Marx
051
Spec_avision
069
Sprucer
032, 318
StandardComponents 107,166
Starcom
014, 026, 058,109
Getting
Started
To ensure
Setting
up cable
(continued)
box control
correct
operation
• Place the Cable Mouse so that it hangs out over the cable box/DSS
receiver front.
• Do not place the cable box/DSS receiver on top of the VCR.
• Position the cable box/DSS receiver away from the VCR.
• Point the remote commander at the VCR, not at the cable box/DSS
receiver.
/ rj
Side view
t ,_
_;_._........
,-_°®
: Signal flow
To check the cable
box control
1 Press CH +/- on the remote
setting
commander. Does the channel indicator
on the cable box/DSS receiver change? (Point the remote
commander at the VCR, not at the cable box/DSS receiver.)
2
Press all 10 number buttons (0 to 9) on the remote commander. Does
the channel indicator on the cable box/DSS
receiver change?
If the answer to both 1 and 2 is "yes," you have made the correct setting.
If you cannot get your unit's VCR to control the cable box/DSS
receiver
• Check that the Cable Mouse is connected to the CABLE BOX
CONTROL jack on the VCR.
• Check the position of the Cable Mouse.
• Place the cable box/DSS receiver and VCR away from each other. Do
not place the cable box/DSS receiver on top of the VCR.
• Try the setup again making sure to use the correct control code. If the
cable box still does not respond, try the other codes that are listed.
If your cable box still does not operate with the Cable Mouse, contact
your cable company to see if they can provide you with a compatible
cable box.
Note
• Make sure you turn off the VCR when you plug in or unplug the Cable Mouse. If
you unplug the Cable Mouse and plug it in again, turn on the VCR before you use
the cable box/DSS receiver control feature.
Getting
Started
Presetting
channels
(Skip this section
using
cable
if you are
box/DSS
receiver
control.)
This unit's VCR is capable of receiving VHF channels 2 to 13, UHF:" .....
channels 14 to 69 and unscrambled CATV channels I to 125. First, we
recommend that you preset the receivable channels in your area using
automatic presetting. Then, if there are any unwanted channels, disable
them manually. If you have decided which channels you wish to preset,
set them directly using manual presetting.
Before you start.,.
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the VCR channel (channel 3 or 4). If your TV is
connected to the VCR using V connections, set the TV to video input.
• Press TV/VTR to display the VTR indicator in the VCR's display
window.
• Press VHS TUNER so that a channel number appears in the VCR's
MENU
display window.
m EXECUTE
CURSOR
Presetting
all receivable
channels
1 Press MENU. Then press CURSOR 4'/_
VHS MENU, and press EXECUTE.
automatically
to move the cursor (I) to
2 Press CURSOR t/_!' to move the cursor (I) to TUNER PRESET and
press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
AntEnnA
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AUTO PRESET
- _
"_,
ERAE,,,
FINE TUNING
ADD/ERASE
SELECT CH
3
:: _],_
• To preset cable TV channels:
Press CURSOR '_,/"_
to set ANTENNA/CABLE
to CABLE.
I'
I
AUTO PRESET
• To preset VHF and UHF channels:
Press CURSOR 4-,/,-1,
to set ANTENNA/CABLE
to ANT.
FIN_E I_NING
continued
Getting
Started
39
4 Press CURSOR q/,_
Presetting
(continued)
channels
to select AUTO PRESET then press EXECUTE.
All receivable channels are preset in numerical sequence. When no more
receivable channels can be found, presetting stops and the picture from
the lowest numbered channel is displayed on the TV screen.
MANUAL
AFT
SET
FINE TUNING
START
:
Tip
• When receiving a VHF, UI-IFor CATV channel, the display changes as follows
each time you press the DISPLAY button.
40
I Getting Started
I Channel number,sound field markand muting mark
]
I
t
,
Presetting/disabling
1
Press MENU.
channels
manually
"
Then press CURSOR t_/_/, to move the cursor (I) to
VHS MENU, and press EXECUTE.
2
Select TUNER PRESET.
MENU
_rE,nAiCA_.E_
-- EXECUTE
Aur0 PRESET
,ll-3_r_ _..._._,
FINE TUNING
CURSOR
SELECT CH
ADO ! ERASE
3
: _,_
• To preset a channel:
1
Press the number buttons to enter the channel number, then press
ENTER.
2
Press CURSOR _1-/,,,_
AUTO
to set MANUAL SET to ADD.
PRESET
AFT
FiNE TUNgdG
SELECT
ADO
I ERASE
CH
:: _]_
• To disable a channel:
1
2
Press CH/PRESET +/- to select the channel number.
Press CURSOR ,t,,,/,-_ to set MANUAL SET to ERASE.
ANTENNA
/ CABLE_
A_'0F_SE'r
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Number
buttons,
ENTER
-- CH/PRESET
+/-
ADDIERASE
4
:
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Repeat step 3 to preset or disable channels as required, then press
EXECIJTE.
Getting
Started
41
Presetting
(continued)
channels
If the picture
_
is not clear
Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFD function automatically tunes in
channels clearly. If, however, the picture of a channel is not clear, you
can also use the manual tuning function.
1 Press MENU. Then press CURSOR _/_
VHS MENU, and press EXECUTE.
2
to move the cursor (I) to
Select TUNER PRESET.
MENU
I
EXECUTE
Am'ENNA / CABI.E_
_o _Es_
CURSOR
,_,
FINE TUNING
SELECT
CH
ADO I E_
3
:
:
Press the number buttons to select the channel you want to fine-tune,
then press ENTER.
I
NTEININA / CABUE_
AUTO PRESET
AFT
FINE TUNING
4
SE_C.
: _._
ADO/ERASE
:
Press CURSOR €/_
to select FINE TUNING.
The fine tuning meter appears.
c::) c::)
(_(:_
5 Press CURSOR _,,/,,_
Number
buttons,
ENTER
42
Getting
Started
to adjust to a clearer picture.
Note that the AFT setting switches
to OFF.
How VCR Plus+ works
Setting
up VCR Plus+
"
"
....... _
Whenever you want to record a TV program, all you need to dois look
up the program's "PlusCode," a number assigned to each program
that's published in the TV section of most newspapers, cable TV listings,
and even TV GUIDE magazine. Then, just enter the PlusCode of the
program you want and the VCR is automatically
that show. It's that simple.
programmed
to record
Example of "PlusCode"
/
5:30
[] MOVIE--Musical
m SPORT --Golf
m--WS
f
30
(?-hrs.)
(1hr. 25rain.)
42060
9974
mlmRORAMA--Comedy
(2hrs.) 17390
PlusC°de _
[] SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY
(1hr. 15rain.)
73457
How to set up your unit's VCR
Setting up your VCR involves coordinating the TV channel number (the
number you turn to on your TV or VCR to watch a program) with the
guide channel (the number that's assigned to that channel in your
program guide). To get the guide channel numbers, find the "Channel
Line-up Chart" in the program guide for your area that features VCR
PlusCodes.
It usually looks like the example below.
For each channel your VCR receives, use the Channel Line-up Chart to
check that the channel numbers match. For example, if HBO is listed in
the Channel Line-up Chart on channel 33, and your VCR receives HBO
on channel 5, you need to coordinate these numbers using the following
procedure. For channels in which the numbers are the same, you can
skip this procedure.
Example of "Channel Line-up Chart"
CABLE
CH
VCR Plu_+
GUIDE CH
CABLE TV
16
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Amedcan
17
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Bravo (program grid only)
Movie
54
20
_
Cable
42
21
_)
C-SPAN
News
Classics
Netw_
_(/_
35
28
inm_. D_ C_neY_
35
_
Tha F_"_l_nel
47
_
Home E_Im
33
39
_
Sports Channel America
70
45
_
Showtime
41
17
Q]_
TBS SuperStatlon
43
44
_
The Movie Channel
58
49
m
The Nashville Network
49
50
_
Turner Nelwork Television
52
51
_
USA Network
44
5,
38
Channel
59
Getting
Started
I 43
1 Press MENU.
Setting up VCR Plus+
(continued)
Then press CURSOR _/_,
to move the cursor (I) to
VHS MENU, and press EXECUTE.
2
Move the cursor (I) to SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS and press
EXECUTE.
GUIDE
Push
_
Program
CH
"IV
keys
GUIDE
to
CH
Or, push
_
VCR Fqus+ CHANNEL
CH
set
to
LIST
see
MENU
-- EXECUTE
3 Enter the channel number assigned in the program guide and press
ENTER.
CURSOR
Posh_keys
your
1VCH
Then
4
to
set
push
• If you made Hookup 1, 2 or 3: Enter the actual number on your TV
(and VCR) and press ENTER.
• If you made Hookup 4: Enter the cable
3 or 4) and press ENTER.
• If you made Hookup 6: Enter the actual
VCR) for an unscrambled channel and
scrambled channel, enter the cable box
3 or 4) and press ENTER.
output channel (usually
number on your TV (and
press ENTER. For a
output channel (usually 2,
|
GUIDE
Posh]'0_
Program
keys
GUIDE
I0
CH
Or, push
_
VCRF'Ius+CHANNELLIST
Number
eel
to
Push
_
Program
see
Or, push
VCRPIus+
CH
TV
keys
GUIDE
to
CH
_
CHANNEL
CH
set
to
UST
see
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each channel whose numbers
don't match.
buttons,
ENTER
6 When you have set all channels, press EXECUTE to confirm your
channel settings.
m
GUIDE
"iV
GUIDE
TV
2 - 73
59 - 47
5 4
61 3
17 - 55
77 - 35
28
g
86 -120
33
5
90 - 22
Use l-_'-_"]lochange
page
PuehlMENU!to
qull
7 When you've finished, press MENU to exit.
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Getting
Started
2,
Presetting
stations
You can preset up to 30 FM or AM Stati0i_sSO tliat y_)u don't have to r
tune in the station every time. The preset numbers are combined 3
characters (A, B, C) and numbers (0-9). For example, you can store a
station as preset number A1, B6, or C9, etc.
radio
until "FM" or "AM" appears (or press
Press AUDIO repeatedly
TUNER on the remote).
2 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until "AUTO" appears.
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CH/PRESET +/- I
FM/AM
FM MODE
TUNING
SHIF-_ IMODE
AUTO
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AUDIO
3
MEMORY
Press FM/AM
to select "FM" or "AM".
I4
Turn
Turn
for a
stops
5
Press MEMORY.
TUNER
I
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the Shuttle ring clockwise or anticlockwise.
it clockwise for a higher station number; turn it anticIockwise
lower one. The frequency indication changes and scanning
when the unit tunes in a station.
The MEMORY menu appears on the TV screen while MEMORY
appears in the display window.
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o
o
MEMORYI
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6
Shuttle ring
.,/7
l[,.
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....
Press SHIFT to select a character.
Each time you press SHIFT, the character "A", "B" or "C" appears in
the display window.
If "MEMORY"
disappears,
start again from step 3.
7 While MEMORY is displayed, press the CH/PRESET +/- to select
the number and press MEMORY.
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A8
A9
AO
Tips
• If theSTEREO
indicator
remains off, press FM
MODEwhen an FM stereo
broadcast
8 Repeat steps 2 through
5 to preset other stations.
is received.
• If an FM stereo program is
distorted, the STEREO
indicator flashes. Press FM
MODE to change to
monaural (MONO). You
will not have the stereo
effect but the distortion will
be reduced. Toreturn to
stereo mode, press this
button again.
continued
Getting
Started
45
To tune in a station with a weak signal
Presetting
(continued)
radio stations
L
1 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until "MANUAL"
2 Press FM/AM
3
appears in step 2.
to select "FM" or "AM".
Turn the Shuttle ring clockwise
station is tuned in.
or anticlockwise
until your desired
To check preset stations
C_C_
If you don't know which stations are preset on which numbers, you can
display the list of preset stations on the TV screen. Press ENTER. Then,
press SHIFT while FM/AM TUNER LIST appears.
c_c_
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A6
ENTER
To change a preset station
Preset a new station on the number you want to change.
To erase the memory
1
of the preset
Press CH/PRESET +/erase.
number
to select the preset number you want to
2 Press MEMORY.
3
While MEMORY is displayed,
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CLEAR
Presel
46
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Getting
Started
data
is
erased
press TIMER CLEAR.
Before you start...
Basic VCR I Radio
Playing
Operations
_
• Turn MASTER VOLUME to the Ieftmost position (0) to avoid
a video tape
f
•
damaging your speakers.
1
Press VHS TUNER.
• If the TV doesn't turn on, turn it on
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....
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manually.
• If connected with only the antenna
cable, set the TV to the video channel.
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MASTER VOLUME
2
Insert a video tape.
The unit's VCR starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with
its safety tab removed.
__ EJECT
VHS TUNER
3
Press I_> PLAY.
When the tape reaches the end, it will
rewind automatically.
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4
MASTER VOL
+/-
Press MASTER
remote
volume.
VOL +1- on the
commander
to adjust
the
_I_IREW
f
SMART CUE
o
I_I_FF
--
II PAUSE
I_
PLAY
• STOP
Additional
tasks
To
Press
Stop play
• STOP
Pause play
II PAUSE
Resume play after pause
I| PAUSE or _
Search forward
During playback, press and hold _
FF.
To resume normal playback, release the button.
Search backward
During playback, press and hold _
REW.
To resume normal playback, release the button.
PLAY
SONY
Fast-forward
J
Tips
• The unit hams on if you
insert a tape while the
power is off.
• "[he counter resets to
"0H00M00S" whenever a
tape is inserted.
Note
• The unit's sound won't be
reproduced through the TV
unless the speaker
connectors or TAPE/MD
REC OUT jacks are
connected to the TV.
Normally, the speakers
connected to the unit
the tape
_
FF during stop
Rewind the tape
_
REW during stop
Eject the tape
_--EJECT
To skip playback
You can skip a portion of playback you don't want to watch such as a
commercial and restart playback by pressing a single button.
Press SMART CUE during playback of s scene you want to skip. The
VCR starts searching.
Press SMART CUE again when you find the scene you want to watch.
The VCR stops searching, rewinds a few seconds, then resumes normal
playback.
continued
re]_roduce the sound.
Basic VCR I Radio Operations
I 47
To use the time counter
Basic VCR I Radio Operations
Playing a video tape
(continued)
At the point on the tape that you want to find later, press COUNTER
RESET. The counter in the display window resets to "0H00M00S."
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To display the time counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
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STATUS
COUNTER
MASTER
VOLUME
RESET
f
To change the information
in the display window
Press STATUS repeatedly.
Each press changes the indication in the following
way"
Currenttime _ Counter --* Tape remainingtime _ Operating function --_ Sound field
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d
(See page 49 and 75.)
Regardless of the selected indication, the operational function and
selected sound field appears in the display window momentarily.
To
display only the indication selected with the STATUS button, set
INDICATION in the ADVANCED OPTIONS to OFF (see page 89).
DISPLAY
To mute the sound
Press MUTING on the remote commander
or unit. The muting mark
appears on the TV screen if the on-screen display function
MASTER VOLUME indicator on the unit flashes.
is on, and the
f
m_
Notes
o
• Tapes recorded
mode on other
in the LP
VCRs can be
played back on this VCR but
the picture quality cannot be
guaranteed.
• The counter stops counting
when it comes to an
unrecorded
portion.
• If the muting mark doesn't
appear on the TV screen,
press DISPLAY.
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MASTER VOLUME indicator
To restore the sound, press MUTING again.
Using the preprogramed
sound
fields
You can enjoy the surround sound effect by simply selecting one of the
pre-programed sound fields according to the type of playback source.
1
Lift the top cover of the remote
commander.
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While playing any source, press
MENU. Then press CURSOR t/_ to
move the cursor (I) to SOUND SET,
and press EXECUTE.
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2
MENU
Press CURSOR t_/_ to move the
cursor (I) to SOUND FIELD and
press EXECUTE (or CURSOR -_).
m EXECUTE
The current sound field mark is
CURSOR
RETURN
i
highlighted.
t/,!.
3
Press CURSOR t_/_ to highlight the
most suitable sound field for the
playback
source.
See "Taking advantage of the sound
fields" on page 75 for details on
selecting a suitable sound field.
4
SET
RETURN ::
Press EXECUTE (or CURSOR 4-).
The customizing menu for the selected
sound field appears.
SUR EDN"
CENTER
MODE
If you want to customize the sound
field, see "Customizing the sound
fields" on page 78.
SONY
5
Press MENU to return to the
original
screen.
The selected sound field mark appears
on the TV screen if the display function
is on (see "To check the remaining tape
length" on the next page).
Basic VCR I Radio Operations
49
Recording TV programs
1
Press VHS TUNER.
• If the TV doesn't
turn on or the LINE 1 is not selected
turn it on manually.
• If connected with only the antenna
channel.
TVCONTROL
ON
on the TV,
cable, set the TV to the video
• To record from a cable box, turn it on.
VHS TUNER
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
3
0®®oo
0®®
--
Press CH/PRESET +/- to select the channel you want to
record.
CH/PRESET +/-
4
Lift the top cover of the remote commander and press
TAPE SPEED to select the tape speed, SP or El).
EP provides recording time three times as long as SP, however,
produces better picture and audio quality.
_P
5
SP
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Press • REC to start recording.
To stop recording
Press • STOP.
TAPE SPEED
(SP/EP)
--
• REC
To check the remaining
tape length
Press DISPLAY. The display function turns on. The white bar indicates
the approximate
length of tape remaining.
Tips
• To select a channel, you can use
the number buttons and ENTER
on the remote commander.
• You can select a video source
(e.g.a DSS receiver,etc.)
connected to the LINEIN jacks
by pressing VHS LINE
repeatedly, until "LINE" is
displayed on the TV screen.
• Information about the tape
appears on the TV screen, but
the information won't be
recorded on the tape.
• If you don't want to watch TV
while recording, you can turn
off the TV. When using a cable
box, be sure to leave it on.
• Youcan enjoy watching or
listening to another input
source even while recording.
Note
• The display does not appear
during slill (pause) mode or
slow-motion playback.
indication (See page 59.)
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Channel/Input
Remaining tapesource
length
Time counter
Sound field mark (See page 49.)
To watch another TV program while recording
1 Press TV/VTR
to clear the VTR indicator
2 If the TV is connected to the MONITOR
TV to TV input; if not, skip this step.
3 Press TV CONTROL
4 Select another
I' Basic VCR / Radio Operations
VIDEO OUT jacks, set the
ON on the remote commander.
channel on the TV.
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the safety tab as illustrated.
record on that tape again, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Safety tab
50
in the display window.
To
Recording
TV
programs
Plus+
using
-L
Just enter the program's Plus Code listed in theTV program guide: _The
date, times and channel number of that program are set automatically.
VCR
You can preset up to eight programs
at a time.
Before you start...
• Check that the unit's clock is set to the correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the total recording time.
• Press VHS TUNER.
- If the TV doesn't turn on or the LINE 1 is not selected on the TV,
J
turn it on manually.
- If connected with only the antenna cable, set the TV to the video
channel manually.
- When using a cable box, turn it on.
VCR Plus+
Number
buttons
1
Press VCR Plus+.
TAPE_PEED
i
SET
SP/EP
2
Press the number
the program's
buttons
to enter
Plus Code.
If you make a mistake, press TIMER
CLEAR and enter the correct number.
TIMER REC
3
ONIOFF
TIMER
I
PlusC0de
Lift the top cover of the remote
commander, then press TAPE
SPEED to select SP or EP.
CLEAR
TAPE
[ONC_OA
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SPEED
WEEKLYI
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CANCEL
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DAI
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WEEKLY
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SEUECT_
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-- TAPE SPEED
(SP/EP)
4
Press CURSOR 4-/--k
to select
ONCE, DALLY or WEEKLY.
Tip
• To cancel the procedure,
press VCR Plus+ before
pressing ENTER.
Note
• If the unit's VCR beeps
repeatedly, the Plus Code is
incorrect.
_DA
To record
Select
Only once
ONCE
Everyday Monday to Friday
DAILY
Once a week
WEEKLY
I LY
WEEIg-YI
SELECT
CONFIRM
CANCEL
continued
Basic VCR / Radio Operations
51
Recording
TV programs
VCR Plus+ (continued)
using
5
Close the top cover of the remote
commander, then press SET to
confirm.
The date, start and stop times, channel
number, and tape speed appear on the
TV screen.
START STOP
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DATE
8:00_
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CANCEL
: _
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If the information is not correct, press
TIMER CLEAR to cancel the setting.
6
7
To enter another setting,
steps 1 through 5.
repeat
Press TIMER REC ONIOFF.
The TIMER indicator appears in the
display window and the unit's VCR
stands by for timer recording.
The picture switches to the video source.
To record from a DSS receiver or other
source, leave the connected equipment
switched on.
Tip
• TIMER REC on the unit has
the same function as TIMER
REC ON/OFF on the
remote commander.
To stop recording
To stop the unit's VCR while recording, press TIMER REC ON/OFF.
Note
• If you selectedany audio
input while watching the
unit's VCR picture before
the unit's VCR enters
recording standby, only the
picture switches to the TV
after you press TIMER REC
ON/OFF.
To record satellite
broadcasts
If you connect a DSS receiver and the unit, you can record satellite
programs.
1 Turn on the DSS receiver.
2 Press VHS LINE (ff the DSS receiver is connected to the unit with the
LINE jacks).
3 On the DSS receiver, select the satellite program for which you wish
to make a timer setting.
4
Repeat the steps 1 through 7 starting on page 51.
5 Keep the DSS receiver turned on until the unit's VCR finishes the
timer recording.
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Basic VCR I Radio Operations
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Using the
unit after
setting
the timer
You can use the unit to select and listen to or watch other input sources
(see "Audio/Video Equipment Operations" from page 59) during timer
recording standby and timer recording.
To use the unit's VCR before a timer recording begins, just press TIMER
REC ON/OFF. The TIMER indicator turns off and the unit's VCR
switches on. Remember to press TIMER REC ON/OFF again to reset
the timer after using the unit's VCR.
You can also do the following VCR related tasks while the unit's VCR is
recording:
• Reset the counter.
• Display tape information
• Check the timer settings.
on the TV screen.
Basic VCR I Radio Operations
53
If VCR Plus+ is not available in your area, follow the instructions
Setting thetimer
manually
below
to set the timer to record programs.
Before you start...
• Check that the unit's clock is set to the correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the total recording time.
• Press VHS TUNER.
- If the TV doesn't turn on or the LINE 1 is not selected on the TV,
VHSTUNER
_(_)
(z) (Z)
turn it on manually.
- If connected with only the antenna cable, set the TV to the video
channel.
• When using a cable box, turn it on.
®®®
®
1
Lift the top cover of the remote
commander.
TUNER
PRESET
CLOCK SET
SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS
CABLE BOX CONTROL
ADVANCED
OPTIONS
Press MENU. Then press CURSOR
t/_ to move the cursor (I) to VHS
QUIT
MENU, and press EXECUTE.
Press CURSOR _1_ to move the
k
cursor (I) to TIMER SET/CHECK,
then press EXECUTE.
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Set the date, start and stop times,
channel number, and tape speed:
ToMERFREC
1
2
Press CURSOR "4* to highlight each
item in turn.
Press CURSOR t_/,], to set each item.
To correct a setting, press CURSOR
4-. to return to that setting and reset.
To record the same program every
day or on the same day every week,
press CURSOR _, while the date is
highlighted. For details, see "Daily/
weekly recording" on the next page.
Tip
• To setthe channel, you can
also use the CH/PRESET +/
- or number buttons.
Notes
• "TIMER"
flashes
To record from a DSS receiver or
other source connected to the LINE
in the
display window
if you press
TIMER REC ON/OFF
with
jacks, press CURSOR _/,_ in the
"CH" column repeatedly to display
"LINE."
no tape inserted.
• You can only timer record
TV programs from the
unit's VCR tuner, or LINE
input
sources.
4
Press CURSOR
--). to
confirm
the
setting.
The cursor (I) appears at the beginning
of the line. To enter another setting,
move the cursor to the next line and
repeat step 3.
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Basic VCR I Radio Operations
I
-J--
START -i
STOP
-;-.....
_/__
-:--
-:
.....
Note
• If you selected any audio
input while watching the
unit's VCR picture before
the unit's VCR enters
recording standby, only the
picture switches to the video
source after you press
TIMER REC ON/OFF.
5
Press EXECUTE.
6
Press TIMER REC ON/OFF.
The TIMER indicator appears in the
display window and the unit's VCR
stands by for recording.
The picture and sound switch to the
video source.
To record from a DSS receiver
or other
source, leave the connected equipment
switched on.
To stop recording
To stop the unit's VCR while recording, press TIMER REC ON/OFF.
Daily/weekly
recording
In step 3 above, press CURSOR _ in the "DATE" column to select the
recording pattern. Each time you press CURSOR {, the indication
changes as shown below.
the current date --_ SUN-SAT --_ MON-SAT --_ MON-FRI --_ EVERY SAT .....
-_ EVERY MON --_ EVERY SUN --_ 1 month later --v (dates count down)
--_ the current date
Using the
unit
after
setting
the timer
You can use the unit to select and listen to or watch other input sources
(see "Audio/Video Equipment Operations" from page 59) during timer
recording standby and timer recording.
To use the unit's VCR before a timer recording begins, just press TIMER
REC ON/OFF. The TIMER indicator turns off and the unit's VCR
switches on. Remember to press TIMER REC ON/OFF again to reset
the timer after using the unit's VCR.
You can also do the following VCR related tasks while the unit's VCR is
recording:
• Reset the counter.
• Display tape information
• Check the timer settings.
on the TV screen.
Basic VCR I Radio Operations
55
Before you start...
Checkinglchangingl
cancelling timer
settings
• When the unit is in timer recording standby mode, press TIMER REC
ON/OFF to clear the TIMER indicator.
• Press VHS TUNER.
- If the TV doesn't
turn on or the LINE 1 is not selected on the TV,
turn it on manually.
- If connected with only the antenna
channel.
1
®o
cable, set the TV to the video
Lift the top cover of the remote
commander.
Press MENU. Then press CURSOR
_l_ to move the cursor (I) to VHS
MENU
EXECUTE
TUNER PRESET
CLOCK SET
SET VCR Plus+ CHANNELS
CABLE BOX CONTROL
ADVANCED
OPTIONS
MENU, and press EXECUTE.
w TIMER REC
ON/OFF
-- TIMER CLEAR
CURSOR
2
Press CURSOR _1_!, to move the
cursor (I) to TIMER SET/CHECK,
then press EXECUTE.
If you want to change a setting, go
on to the next step.
If you do not need to change the
settings, press EXECUTE, then press
TIMER REC ON/OFF to return to
recording
3
standby.
Press CURSOR
tl4 to select the
setting you want to change or
cancel:
•
SONY
To change the setting, press CURSOR
_1-/,,,_ to highlight the item you
want to change, then press CURSOR
9/,!, to reset it.
Then, press CURSOR _ repeatedly
until the cursor (I) appears at the
beginning of the line.
J
• To cancel the setting, press TIMER
CLEAR.
4
Press EXECUTE.
If any settings remain, press TIMER
REC ON/OFF to return to recording
standby.
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I"neprogram that starts first has priority and the second program starts
recording only after the first program has finished. If the programs start
at the same time, the program listed first in the menu has priority.
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20 Seconds
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Basic VCR ! Radio Operations
57
.-_
Listening
Listening
radio
to the
to preset
radio
stations
Before using this function, preset radio stations in the tuner's
(see "Presetting radio stations" on page 45.)
1 Press AUDIO repeatedly
TUNER on the remote).
2
memory
until "FM" or "AM" appears (or press
Press SHIFT repeatedly to select A, B, or C, then press the number.
For example, select A and press 7 to tune in the station preset as A7.
To scan the preset stations
TUNER
Press CH/PRESET +/-.
follows:
Each press changes the preset number as
Number
buttons
A1 *---*A2 *--* ... *--_ A0 _-* B1 *--* B2 _--* ... *--* B0 *---*C1 *---*C2 *--* ...*--*CO
t
T
-- CH/PRESET +/SHIFT
o
o
You can select only the preset number.
Press and hold this button to keep changing the preset numbers.
To listen to non-preset
radio stations
1 Press AUDIO repeatedly until "FM" or "AM" appears (or press
TUNER on the remote.)
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Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly
until "MANUAL"
3
Press FM/AM
4
Turn the Shuttle ring clockwise or anticlockwise
station is tuned in.
appears.
to select "FM" or "AM".
until your desired
Audio/Video
Operations
Equipment
........
Selecting the
equipment
You can control the connected audio and Video-equipment with this
_
remote commander. Before operating anyequipment, press the function
button corresponding to the equipment. Note that all equipment must
be made by Sony to control with the remote commander.
Controlling
--
SYSTEM OFF
The function
roles.
• Turning
o
buttons
of the remote
on the unit and related
buttons
commander
have the following
piece of equipment
(excluding
three
audio
components).
Function
buttons
MASTER VOL
+/-
O
the function
• Switching
the input source.
• Switching
the remote
(see the sections
to 74).
To change
unit.
commander
for controlling
the input
source,
to operate
the selected
each piece of equipment
you can also use the function
equipment
from page
62
buttons
on the
The following tables show the relationship between the function
(on the remote commander
and unit) and the input source.
buttons
-- MUTING
Function buttons
FUNCTION)
on the
remote
commander
O
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MASTERVOLUME
Function buttons
CONTROL/
Press
The following
indication appears on
the TV screen
And the unit's input switches
to the
VHS TUNER
channel number
Unit's VCR
VHS LINE
LINE
LINE (VIDEO IN, AUDIO L/R
IN) jacks
VIDEO1
VIDEO1
VIDEO1 (VIDEO IN, AUDIO L/R
IN) jacks
VIDEO2
VIDEO2
VIDEO2 INPUT (VIDEO, AUDIO
L/R) jacks
TV .1
(TV) .2
TV (VIDEO, AUDIO L/R IN) jacks
CD
CD
CD (AUDIO L/R IN) jacks
TUNER
TUNER
Unit's FM/AM
TAPE/MD
TAPE/MD
TAPE/MD
SONY
f
(SYSTEM
tuner
(AUDIO L/R IN) jacks
•1 If the TV is connected to the unit with only the antenna cable, the unit's speakers
do not reproduce the sound even if you press this button. When you use the TV
tuner, press TV CONTROL ON (see "Controlling other TVs with the remote
commander" on page 65).
• 2 "TV" usually doesn't appear on the TV screen. If another monitor is connected to
the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jack, "TV" appears on the monitor screen.
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
59
Function
Selecting
the equipment
(continued)
buttons
on the unit
(FUNCTION)
"
Press the
Until
following button
repeatedly
indication
appears
the TV screen
US
Channel number
Unit's VCR
LINE
LINE (VIDEO IN, AUDIO L/
R IN) jacks
(TV).2
TV (VIDEO IN, AUDIO L/R
IN) jacks
VIDEO1
VIDEO1 (VIDEO IN, AUDIO
L/R IN) jacks
VIDEO2
TUNER
VIDEO2 INPUT (VIDEO,
AUDIO L/R) jacks
Unit's FM/AM tuner
CD
CD (AUDIO L/R IN) jacks
TAPE/MD
TAPE/MD (AUDIO L/R IN)
jacks
VIDEO .1
AUDIO
the
following
Then
on
the unit's
switches
input
to the
•1 If the TV is connected to the unit with only the antenna cable, the unit's speakers
do not reproduce the sound even if you select the TV with this button. When you
use the TV tuner, press TV CONTROL ON (see "Controlling other TVs with the
remote commander" on page 65).
•2 "TV" usually doesn't appear on the TV screen. If another monitor is connected to
the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jack, "TV" appears on the monitor screen.
Watching
a picture
while
listening
to audio
equipment
If you change the input from a video source to an audio source, the
sound will be switched to the audio source but the picture continues to
be output. The last selected video source's indicator remains lit in the
display window.
I
Note
• When the TV is selected, no
picture appears in the
display window.
Before
operating
audio/video
equipment
Connect all the components securely and correctly as indicated
pages 6 through 10.
Turn MASTER VOLUME to the leftmost position (0) to avoid
on
damaging the speakers.
Note that you may not be able to control all the functions of the
equipment described in these Operating Instructions with the remote
commander. In this case, refer to the operating instructions of each
piece of equipment.
If there is any function you cannot control with the remote
commander, use the remote control of each piece of equipment.
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[ Audio/Video Equipment Operations
Using the
To increase
operations
or decrease
common
to all equipment
the volume
Press MASTER VOL +/- on the remote commander, or turn MASTER
VOLUME on the unit clockwise or anticlockwise.
To mute the sound
Press MUTING. To restore the sound,
Note
• You cannot turn off the
power of the non-Sony TVs.
press it again.
To turn off the whole system
Press SYSTEM OFF.
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
I
61
controlling
Controlling
selector
VCRs
VCRs which
have
the COMMAND
MODE
To control a VCR with the remote commander, set the COMMAND
MODE selectors on the remote commander and the VCR to the same
I
I
MODE
COMMAND
VHS TUNER
VISUAL POWER
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VHS LINE
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position. The COMMAND MODE *_selectors on both the unit and
remote commanders are factory set to VTR3. Be sure to set the
COMMAND MODE selector on each VCR to a different position to
operate each VCR independently.
If the COMMAND MODE selector on a VCR is set to OFF, you cannot
control that VCR with the remote commander.
If the COMMAND MODE selector on this unit is set to OFF, although
you cannot control the unit's VCR with the remote commander,
MASTER VOL +/-, MUTING, and the function buttons on the remote
commander
SHIFT
can operate the unit.
•1The selector's name on the unit is VTR COMMANDMODE,however, it is
described as COMMAND MODEin these OperatingInstructionsfor the sake of
convenience.
Controlling
a VCR which
MODE selector
If a VCR has no COMMAND
on the remote commander
doesn't
have
a COMMAND
MODE selector, set COMMAND
in the following
If your VCR is a
Set COMMAND
Sony Betamax format VCR
VTR1
Sony 8mm formatVCR
VTR2
Sony VHS format VCR
VTR3
MODE to
If you have another VHS format VCR, set COMMAND
unit to VTR1 or VTR2.
!
IE
MODE on the
O
Turning
.
VTR COMMAND
MODE
way.
on and controlling
Set COMMAND
unit's
VCR
MODE on the remote commander
position as COMMAND
MODE OFF/1/2/3
the
to the same
MODE on the unit.
Press VHS TUNER.
• If the TV doesn't turn on or the LINE 1 is not selected on the TV,
turn it on manually.
• If connected with only the antenna cable, set the TV to the video
channel.
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
- Turning
on and controllinganotherVCR
1 Set COMMAND
.........
MODE on the remote commander
position as COMMAND
" '
to the same
MODE on the other VCR.
If the other VCR doesn't have a COMMAND
MODE selector, set
COMMAND MODE on the remote commander according to the
table in "Controlling a VCR which has no COMMAND MODE
selector" on the previous page.
2
Press VIDEO1, VIDEO2, or VHS LINE depending
other VCR is connected to.
on which jacks the
The other VCR and TV turn on, and the corresponding
is selected.
Customizing
controlling
the
other
remote
commander
input source
to make
VCRs easier
Initially VIDEO1 and VIDEO2 only select the input source, and
COMMAND MODE on the remote commander determines which VCR
you can control with the remote commander.
However, you can customize VIDEO1 and VIDEO2 on the remote
commander to control the other VCR.
While pressing either VIDEO1 or VIDEO2,
• press number button 7 to control the VCR with its COMMAND
MODE selector set to VTR1, or Betamax format VCR;
Note
• You cannot do this
customizing for VHS
TUNER or VHS LINE.
These buttons are always
related to the COMMAND
MODE position.
• press number button 8 to control the VCR with its COMMAND
MODE selector set to VTR2, or 8mm format VCR; or,
• press number button 9 to control the VCR with its COMMAND
MODE selector set to VTR3, or VHS format VCR.
The customized button is no longer related to the COMMAND MODE
position. To turn on and control the other VCR with the remote
commander, simply press the customized VIDEO1 or VIDEO2 button.
To relate VIDEO1 or VIDEO2 with COMMAND
While pressing
MODE again
VIDEO1 or VIDEO2, press SHIFr.
Using the remote
the other VCR
commander
buttons
to control
You can control the other VCR with the same buttons you use to control
this unit's VCR. Note that the VCR Plus+, DISPLAY, MENU, CURSOR
t_/,[],/("/"_,
TIMER REC ON/OFF, and TIMER CLEAR buttons, and
the CLICK SHUTTLE ring don't operate other VCRs.
Turning
off the
selected
VCR
Press VISUAL POWER while the remote commander
is in the selected
VCR operation mode.
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
63
Watching
Controlling
the TV
a TV program
1 Press TV.
The TV and unit turn on.
TV CONTROL
ON
2
Press the number
To scan through
buttons
to select the channel
and press ENTER.
channel, lift the top cover of the remote commander,
then press CH +/-.
VISUAL
D POWER
TV
Selecting
a stereo
or bilingual
program
TV/VlDEO
Press AUDIO MONITOR.
Number
buttons
Each press changes
the sound between
bilingual and stereo.
ENTER
Using
the WIDE function
Press TV WIDE. Each press changes the WIDE mode.
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TV CONTROL
ON
AUDIO
MONITOR
TV WIDE
TV VOL +/-- CH +/TV CH
TV/VlDEO
buttons
TV POWER
O_
0
Note
• You cannot use the on-
screen display while the
unit is in TV controlmode.
64
I Audio/Video Equipment Operations
Controlling
The remote
other
commander
TVs with
the remOte
is preprogramed
to control
commander
non-Sony
TVs. If
your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer's
code number.
Hold down TV CONTROL ON, and enter your TV's code number(s)
using the number buttons. Then release TV CONTROL ON.
Now you can use the TV POWER, TV VOL +/-,
VIDEO buttons to control your TV.
Code numbers
of controllable
TV CH +/- and TV/
TVs
If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time
until you find the one that works with your TV.
Manufacturer
Code
number
Manufacturer
Code
number
Manufacturer
Code
number
Sony
01
KMC
03
RCA
04,10
Akai
04
Magnavox
03,08,12
Sampo
12
AOC
04
Marantz
04,13
Sanyo
11
Centurion
12
MGA/Mitsubishi
04,12,13,17
Scott
12
Coronado
03
NEC
04,12
Sears
07,10,11
Curis-Mathes
12
Panasonic
06,19
Sharp
03,05,18
Daytron
12
Philco
03,04
Sylvania
08,12
Fisher
11
Philips
08
Teknika
03,08,14
General Electric
06,10
Pioneer
16
Toshiba
07
Hitachi
02,03
Portland
03
Wards
03,04,12
J.C.Penny
04,12
Quasar
06,18
Yorx
12
o9
Radio Shack
05,14
Zenith
15
Wc
Notes
• If the TV uses a different remote control system from the one programed to work
with the VCR, you cannot control your TV with the remote commander.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be
erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote commander, the code number
automatically resets to 1 (Sony). Reset the appropriate code number.
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
65
Playing: back a CD
1 Press CD and turn on the CD player.
The unit turns on and switches the input source to the CD player
connected to the CD jacks.
2
_- OPEN/CLOSE
CD
Press _ OPEN/CLOSE
to open the disc tray.
If the disc tray or cover doesn't open, refer to your CD player's
operating instructions.
3
Load a CD or CDs referring to your CD player's operating
instructions.
4
Press _ OPEN/CLOSE
to close the disc tray.
If the disc tray or cover doesn't close, refer to your CD player's
Number
buttons/>lO
operating instructions.
Depending on the CD player, you can skip this step. Refer to your
CD player's operating instructions.
SKIP/D.SKIP
5
Depending on the CD player, you can skip this step. Refer to your
CD player's operating instructions.
/IIH_I AMS
--
Press 1_ PLAY.
II PAUSE
FF/_I_I REW
I_> PLAY
Additional
tasks
To
Press
Stop play
• STOP
Pause play
II PAUSE
Resume play after pause
II PAUSE or I_> PLAY
Scan forward or backward
And hold _
playback
Locate the beginning
tracks
_/I_IH
• STOP
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(Stop and) remove the CD
FF or _
REW during
AMS repeatedly
_ OPEN/CLOSE
This function doesn't operate
some CD players.
Close the tray
_ OPEN/CLOSE
This function doesn't operate
some CD players.
Select other discs
SKIP/D.SKIP
This function only works for
CD players with a built-in
multi-disc changer.
before playback
repeatedly
during playback or
To locate a track with the number buttons
Press one of the number
buttons
for single digit track numbers (except
0).
To locate the 10th track, press 1, then 0.
To enter a track number over 10, first press >10, then any number
button for the tens digit except 0, and the number button for the ones
digit.
Examples of entering
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
the two_ligit
number
To
Press
Enter 30
>10, then 3, and 0
Enter 24
>10, then 2, and 4
The remote commander's TAPE/MD buft6h_is _c)_set
t0_wbi-k f0_*_-_
single-cassette decks or deck B if you have a double-cassette deck. If
you want the remote commander operate deck A, you need to
customize your remote commander. See "Customizing
the remote
commander for deck A of a double-cassette deck" on the next page.
Controlling
a
cassette deck
-k
J
Playing
a tape
1 Press TAPE/MD,
The unit turns on and switches the input source to the cassette deck
connected to the TAPE/MD jacks.
-- TAPE/MD
0®®o
®®®
and turn on the cassette deck.
2
Insert a recorded cassette (into deck B for double-cassette
decks)
referring to your cassette deck's operating instructions.
3
Lift the top cover of the remote commander
t_ DIRECTION.
and press
For reverse side playback, lift the top cover of the remote
commander and press -.4 DIRECTION.
FF/,4'_I REW
-- II PAUSE
• STOP
SONY
Additional
tasks
To
Press
Stop play
• STOP
Pause play
This function doesn't
operate some cassette decks.
II PAUSE
Resume play after pause
_
Fast-forward
_
FF
Rewind
_
REW
Recording
1
DIRECTION, -ql DIRECTION, or I| PAUSE
on a tape
Press TAPE/MD,
and turn on the cassette deck.
The unit turns on and switches the input source to the cassette deck
connected to the TAPE/MD jacks.
C::) C::) C::) _
C:_
2
Insert a blank cassette with its erasure prevention tabs in place (into
deck B for a double-cassette deck) referring to your cassette deck's
operating instructions.
3
Select the input source by pressing one of the function buttons on the
unit.
If you want to select the unit's VCR or piece of equipment connected
the LINE jacks, press VHS repeatedly to display a channel or "LINE"
on the TV screen.
DIRECTION
-- •
REC
If you want to select a piece of equipment connected to the VIDEO 1
or VIDEO 2 jacks, press VIDEO repeatedly to display "VIDEO 1" or
"VIDEO 2" on the TV screen.
If you want to select the CD player or tuner, press AUDIO repeatedly
to display "CD" or "TUNER" on the TV screen.
continued
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
67
4
Controlling
(continued)
a cassette deck
Lift the top cover of the rem_666_anderand
press • REC to set
the cassette deck to recording pause.
5 Press lu_ DIRECTION (or -ql DIRECTION to record on the reverse
side).
Recording starts.
6 Play back the program source.
Additional
tasks
To
Press
Stop recording
• STOP
Pause recording
I I PAUSE
Resume recording
II PAUSE, I_ DIRECTION, or -_1 DIRECTION
Customizing
the remote
a double-cassette
deck
commander
for deck A of
The remote commander's TAPE/MD button is factory set to operate
single-cassette decks or deck B if you have a double-cassette deck.
To control deck A, first you need to customize
buttons for deck A.
You can customize
one of the function
the VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, CD, TAPE/MD,
or TV
function buttons. While pressing the selected function button, press the
number button 5. (You must select the function button corresponding to
the input jacks the cassette deck is connected to.)
Now that function button operates deck A. To change the button's
function again, see "Customizing
the remote commander function
buttons" on page 91.
To play back a tape, follow the instructions in "Playing a tape" on the
previous page. During the procedure, press the function button you
customized for deck A in step I instead of TAPE/MD, and insert a
recorded cassette into deck A in step 2 instead of deck B.
68
] Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
Controlling
deck
a DAT
Customizing
deck
the
remote
commander
for a DAT
The remote commander is not factory set to control DAT decks. So you
need to customize the function button corresponding to the jacks the
OPEN/CLOSE
DAT deck is connected to. For example, if you connect the DAT deck to
the TAPE/MD jacks, customize TAPE/MD for the DAT deck in the
following
way.
While pressing the function button (e.g. TAPE/MD), press number
button 2.
The function button is customized to control the DAT deck.
You can customize
©®®oo
0®®
the VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, CD, TAPE/MD,
or TV
function buttons. To change the button's function again, see
"Customizing the remote commander function buttons" on page 91.
Playing
0
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a tape
1 Press the function button you customized
on the DAT deck.
II PAUSE
for the DAT deck, and turn
The unit turns on and switches the input source to the jacks the DAT
deck is connected to.
FF/4t_I REW
1_> PLAY
2
•
Press _ OPEN/CLOSE
to open the cassette cover/holder.
If the cassette cover/holder
STOP
doesn't open, refer to your DAT deck's
operating instructions.
3
Insert a cassette.
4
Press _>- PLAY.
sorrY"
The deck starts playing a tape.
Additional
J
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)
tasks
To
Press
Stop playing
• STOP
Go to the next track
_P4 AMS
Go to the preceding
Fast-forward
_--OPEN/
track
or rewind
b4b( AMS
_
FF or _t_ REW during stop
Monitor the sound during
fast-forward or rewind
_
FF or _b9 REW during playback.
To resume normal playback, release
the button.
Eject the cassette
_ OPEN/CLOSE
CLOSE
during stop
continued
•
REC
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
69
Controlling
(continued)
Recording
a DAT deck
on a tape
Press the function button you customized
on the DAT deck.
for the DAT deck, and turn
The unit turns on and switches the input source to the TAPE/MD
jacks the DAT deck is connected to.
2 Insert a cassette with the record-protect
tab closed.
3 Select an input source by pressing one of the function buttons on the
uni____tt.
If you want to select the unit's VCR or piece of equipment connected
the LINE jacks, press VHS repeatedly to display a program position
or "LINE" on the TV screen.
If you want to select a piece of equipment connected to the VIDEO 1
or VIDEO 2 jacks, press VIDEO repeatedly to display "VIDEO 1" or
"VIDEO 2" on the TV screen.
If you want to select the CD player or tuner, press AUDIO repeatedly
to display "CD" or "TUNER" on the TV screen.
4
Locate the point you want to start recording from.
To record from the beginning
the tape to the beginning.
of the tape, press _
REW to rewind
To record from the end of the recorded portion, press _
FF.
The deck locates the end of the recorded portion on the tape and
stops automatically.
Note
• You must connect the DAT
deck to the TAPE/MD jacks
to record on a tape with the
DAT deck.
5
Lift the top cover of the remote commander
the MD deck to recording pause.
6
Press _
PLAY or I I PAUSE.
Recording starts.
Play back the program source.
Additional
tasks
To
Press
Stop recording
• STOP
Pause recording
II PAUSE
To resume recording,
Resume recording
70
i Audio/Video
Equipment
and press • REC to set
Operations
press the button again.
II PAUSE or [_ PLAY
Controlling
deck
an MD
Customizingthe
deck
remote
commander
for an MD
The remote commander is not factory set to control MD decks. So you
need to customize the function button corresponding to the jacks the
MD deck is connected to. For example, if you connect the MD deck to
the TAPE/MD jacks, customize TAPE/MD for the MD deck in the
following
way.
While pressing the function button (e.g. TAPE/MD), press number
button 3.
The function button is customized to control the MD deck.
You can customize
Number
buttons/>10
Playing
0
1
I_1_1/I_IH AMS
II PAUSE
•
STOP
or TV
an MD
Press the function button you customized
on the MD deck.
for the MD deck, and turn
The unit turns on and switches the input source to the jacks the MD
deck is connected to.
FF/_I'91 REW
I_> PLAY
the VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, CD, TAPE/MD,
function buttons. To change the button's function again, see
"Customizing
the remote commander function buttons" on page 91.
2
Insert an MD referring to your MD deck's operating instructions.
3
Press [:::>PLAY.
The MD deck starts playing.
Additional
SONY
tasks
To
Press
Stop play
• STOP
Pause play
II PAUSE
Resume play after pause
I| PAUSE or 1::> PLAY
Scan forward or backward
And hold _l_ FF or _
playback
Locate the beginning
tracks
_/_l_l
To locate
of other
a track with the number
REW during
AMS repeatedly
buttons
Press one of the number buttons for single digit numbers (except 0). To
locate the 10th track, press 1, then 0.
To enter a track number over 10, first press >10, then any number button
for the tens digit except 0, and the number button for the ones digit.
Examples
C_ C_D _
_
CO
of entering
the
two_ligit
To
Press
Enter 30
>10, then 3, and 0
Enter 24
>10, then 2, and 4
number
-- • REC
continued
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
71
Controlling
(continued)
Recording
an MD'deck
on an MD
.........."..............
Press the function button you have customized
turn on the MD deck.
for the MD deck, and
The unit turns on and switches the input source to the TAPE/MD
jacks the MD deck is connected to.
2 Insert an MD with its erasure prevention tab closed, referring to your
MD deck's operating instructions.
3
Select the input source by pressing one of the function buttons on the
unit.
If you want to select the unit's VCR or piece of equipment connected
to the LINE jacks, press VHS repeatedly to display a program
position or "LINE" on the TV screen.
If you want to select a piece of equipment connected to the VIDEO 1
or VIDEO 2 jacks, press VIDEO repeatedly to display "VIDEO 1" or
"VIDEO 2" on the TV screen.
If you want to select the CD player or tuner, press AUDIO
repeatedly to display "CD" or "TUNER" on the TV screen.
4
Note
• You must
connect
Lift the top cover of the remote commander
the MD deck to recording pause.
5 Press I_ (or _
the MD
deck to the TAPE/MD
jacks
to record on an MD with the
MD deck.
Play back the program source.
tasks
To
Press
Stop recording
• STOP
Pause recording
II PAUSE. Press the button again to resume recording.
i I PAUSE or i> PLAY
Resume recording
Equipment
PLAY)
Recording starts.
Additional
Audio/Video
and press • REC to set
Operations
Controlling
player
Customizing
an LD
the
commander
for an LD
""_ :
player
_--OPEN/CLOSE
The remote commander is not factory set to control LD players. So you
need to customize the function button corresponding to the jacks the LD
player is connected to. For example, if you connect the LD player to the
VIDEO 1 jacks, customize VIDEO1 for the LD player in the following
way.
While pressing the function
6.
-- VISUAL
POWER
button (e.g. VIDEO1), press number button
The function button is customized
You can customize
to control the LD player.
the VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, CD, TAPE/MD,
or TV
function buttons. To change the button's function again, see
"Customizing the remote commander function buttons" on page 91.
Number
buttons/>10
O®
®®
remote
Playing
0
1
back an LD
Press the function button you customized
on the LD player.
for the LD player, and turn
II PAUSE
FF/_I
The unit turns on and switches the input source to the jacks the LD
player is connected to.
REW
I_> PLAY
• STOP
2
Press _--OPEN/CLOSE
to open the disc tray.
3
Place an LD on the disc tray.
4 Press [2:>PLAY.
The disc tray closes and side A of the LD starts playing.
When playback of side A ends, side B starts playing automatically.
SONY
Additional
J
-
k
) _-- OPEN/
CLOSE
AUDIO
MONITOR
ANALOG/[_II
_111/111_"
FRAME
o
o
IP- SIDE AJ
"91 SIDE B
tasks
To
Press
Stop play
• STOP
Pause play
I I PAUSE
Resume play after pause
|1 PAUSE or [2>-PLAY
Scan forward or backward
And hold _
playback
Skip chapters or tracks
I_/_
(Stop and) remove the LD
_--OPEN/CLOSE
Close the tray
_--OPEN/CLOSE
FF or _
REW during
repeatedly
To start playback from the beginning of either LD side
Press _ SIDE A to play side A of the LD from the beginning.
Press -_1 SIDE B to play side B of the LD from the beginning.
To pause
playing
just before
starting
Press I I PAUSE instead of [:> PLAY after you place an LD on the disc
tray.
The disc tray closes and the player waits at the start of the LD until you
press [=>-PLAY or II PAUSE. If you want to start from side B, press
-91 SIDE B after you press II PAUSE.
continued
Audio/Video
Equipment
Operations
73
To locate
Controlling
(continued)
an LD player
a particular
chapter
or track _
Press any number button to enter the single digit chapter/track
number
(except 0).
For two-digit numbers, press >10 repeatedly to enter the tens digit (the
number of times you press the button becomes the tens digit number).
Then press any number button to enter the ones digit.
Examples
of entering
a two-digit
number
To
Press
Enter 30
>10 three times, then press 0
Enter 14
>10 once, then press 4
To play a chapter or track on the opposite side of the LD, press
-91 SIDE B while playing SIDE A (or I_ SIDE A while playing SIDE B),
then enter the chapter or track number.
To play frame-by-frame
(Step Play)
Press 411/111_ FRAME repeatedly.
next frame.
Each press shifts the picture to the
For continuous frame playback, press and hold 411/111_ FRAME.
To resume normal playback, press E>- PLAY.
To listen to analog sound from an LD
If your LD contains digital, sound tracks, the player automatically
outputs digital sound. To listen to the sound recorded on analog
soundtracks, press ANALOG/_.
To resume the digital mode, press
ANALOG/lIE
again.
To play a stereo disc or Second Audio Programme (SAP) disc
When playing SAP discs such as bilingual discs, you can alternate the
sound output by pressing AUDIO MONITOR. Each press changes the
sound as follows.
Stereo disc
SAP disc
Left channel
Sound track I (Left channel)
Right channel
Sound track 2 (Right channel)
Stereo (Both channels)
Both tracks (Left and right channels)
To play an LD with the C]I (CX) logo
LDs with the El logo are recorded with the CX noise reduction system
for analog sound. Although LD players usually detect and activate this
system, you can manually set the LD player to use the system.
Press ANALOG / 2.
To cancel this function, press ANALOG/t']|
Turning
off the
again.
LD player
Press VISUAL POWER while the remote commander
mode.
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AudioNideo
Equipment
Operations
is in LD control
Sound
You can enjoy the surround sold
Field Operations
Taking advantage
the sound fields
pre-programed
_ffeCt by Sin_ply:selecting
one of the :_
sound fields according to the type of playback source.
of
1 Select the input source.
2 Select the sound field. (See "Using the pre-programed
sound fields"
on page 49.)
You can set the sound effect independently
Selecting
the sound
for each input source.
field
Select
To
You need the following
speakers
PROLOGIC
Fully enjoy programs processed with Dolby Pro Logic
Surround sound (See "What's Dolby Surround and Dolby Pro
Logic Surround?" on the next page.)
See "Selecting the center mode" on page 32.
THEATER
Add the acoustic reflections of a theater to the decoded Dolby
Surround signals (See "What's Dolby Surround and Dolby
Pro Logic Surround?" on the next page.)
See "Selecting the center mode" on page 32.
MONO MOVIE
Create a theater-like environment for movies with monaural
soundtracks (See "What's surround sound?" on the next
The surround (rear left and right) speakers as
well as the front left and right speakers
page.)
HALL
Reproduce the acoustics of a hall (See "What's
sound?" on the next page.)
STADIUM
Reproduce the feeling of a large open-air stadium
"What's surround sound?" on the next page.)
GAME
Obtain maximum audio impact from video game software
(See "What's surround sound?" on the next page.)
ACOUSTIC
OFF
Reproduce
surround
The surround (rear left and right) speakers as
well as the front left and right speakers
(See
normal 2 channel stereo
The surround (rear left and right) speakers as
well as the front left and right speakers
The surround (rear left and right) speakers as
well as the front left and right speakers
Only the front left and right speakers
Turn off the sound effect
Only the front left and right speakers
To temporarily
turn off the sound effect
you set
1 Select the input source for the sound effect you want to turn off.
2
Press SURROUND
on the unit to turn off the sound effect.
To resume the previous sound effect, press SURROUND
again.
continued
Sound Field Operations
75
Taking advantage
of the
sound fields (continued)
What's Dolby Surround and Dolby Pro Logic Surround?
" " _
Dolby Surround is a system that decodesthe extra channels of Dolby
Surround encoded sound tracks on movie videos and TV programs, and
produces sound effects and echoes that make the action seem to envelop
yOU.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround is a more advanced system developed after
Dolby Surround. The sound image is improved by using four separate
channels: off-screen audio effects, on-screen dialogue, left-to-right
panning, and music. These channels manipulate the sound and enhance
the action as it happens on the screen.
The unit offers PROLOGIC mode for these systems as one of the sound
fields. You can tell if a video tape or laser disc uses Dolby Surround or
Dolby Pro Logic Surround encoded software by looking at the
packaging. (Some video tapes and laser discs may use Dolby Surround
even if it's not indicated on the package.)
What's surround sound?
Surround sound consists of three elements, direct sound, early reflected
sound (early reflections), and reverberated sound (reverberation).
The
acoustics of the venue affect the way these three sound elements are
heard.
The unit combines the three sound elements in such a way that you can
actually feel the size and type of a particular venue such as a concert
hall. The unit also varies the combination of the sound elements to offer
you a variety of sound fields (THEATER, MONO MOVIE, HALL,
STADIUM, and GAME).
The three sound elements in an actual concert hall
Early reflections
7_ansition
of sound
Reverberation
from
rear speakers
Direct sound
Level
Early
reflections
Early reflections time
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Sound Field Operations
Reverberation
Time
To obtain the best possible Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound, you need
Getting the most out
of Dolby Pro Logic
Surround sound
to adjust the delay time. The center mode and speaker levels were set in
EASY SET UP, so you don't have to change those settings unless you
change the speaker configuration.
If you change the speaker configuration, see "Reconfiguring the
PROLOGIC and THEATER sound fields" on page 82.
Adjusting
the delay
time
You can make the surround sound more effective by delaying the
-L
9
output from the rear speakers (delay time) relative to the front speakers.
You don't have to adjust the delay time if you select 3CH LOGIC for
CENTER MODE.
MENU
--
EXECUTE
1
CURSOR
Repeat steps 1 through 4 in
"Using the pre-programed
sound
fields" on page 49 and select
PROLOGIC in step 3.
TEST
TONE
s_E_:_
411
•
2
o
_
o
Press CURSOR t_1_1,14-1.._to move
the cursor (I) to SUR EDIT, then
highlight
I
OUND FIELD
BASS BOOST
TONE EDIT
II
DELAY.
|
I
ION
FVEL
CENTER
_1
ir,ml_
j
MODE
TEST TONE
SET ;
I SELECT
3
"
Press EXECUTE, then press CURSOR
<1--/--I),to select 15ms, 20ms, 25ms,
or 30ms as the delay time.
RETURN
Make the delay time longer when you
have placed the rear speakers in a small
room or close to your listening position,
and make it shorter when you have
placed them in a large room or far from
your listening position.
SONY
4
Press MENU to return to the
original
screen.
Sound
Field Operations
77
Customizing
sound fields
Each sound field is composed of an equalizer (bass, midrange, and
treble) and surround sound parameters: sound variables that create the
the
sound image. You can customize the sound fields by adjusting the
speaker levels, effects, and surround sound parameters to suit your
listening situation.
Once you customize the sound fields, they are stored in memory.
Adjusting
)
MOVIE,
MENU
--
1
EXECUTE
CURSOR
t/_/4-/-.
2
the
level for THEATER, MONO
HALL, STADIUM,
or GAME
Start playing a program source,
then repeat steps I through 4 in
"Using the pre-programed
sound
fields" on page 49 and select one
of the above sound fields in step 3.
TONE EDIT
SUR EDIT
CENTER MODE
Press CURSOR tl_l_'l'_
to move
the cursor (I) to SUR EDIT, then
highlight
3
speaker
LEVEL.
Press EXECUTE. Then, press
CURSOR 4'/,I, to move the cursor to
CENTER, and press CURSOR <m/-I_
to increase or decrease the
RETURN
SELECT
volume of the center speaker to a
preferable level.
SET
i
If you select MONO MOVIE, HALL,
STADIUM, or GAME in step 1, skip this
SOI_T_
step.
If you select THEATER in step 1, and
you set the center mode to PHANTOM
(see "Selecting the center mode" on
page 32), skip this step.
J
Tips
• To adjust the relative
volume balance between the
front left and right speakers,
use BALANCE L/R on the
unit.
4
Press CURSOR tl_
to move the
cursor (I) to REAR, then press
CURSOR <1-1-_ to increase or
decrease the volume of the rear
• To restore the factory
settings of the sound fields,
turn on the unit while
pressing SURROUND.
speakers to a preferable
level.
If you select THEATER in step 1 and
3CH LOGIC is selected as the center
mode (see "Selecting the center mode"
on page 32), skip this step.
The rear speakers' volume balance is
always even.
5
Press MENU to return
original
Sound Field Operations
RETURN
SELECT
screen.
to the
sET
::
To return to the previousmenu ..........
Select RETURN instead of pressing
EXECUTE.
Adjusting
the tone
....
__
•
MENU in step 5, then press
for all sound fields
Adjust the tone of the front, center and rear speakers for optimum
sound. You can adjust the tone for all sounds fields, including
PROLOGIC.
1
Note
• When SF OFF is selected,
the tone cannot be adjusted.
2
Start playing a program source,
then repeat steps I through 4 in
"Using the pre-programed
sound
fields" on page 49 and select one
of the sound fields in step 3.
Press CURSOR _/_
i miRTelUUl_ I m ufmui_/_i
BASS BOOST
TONE EDIT
SUR EDIT
CENTER
,_:TLECT
:: _
I
BASSSOUND
BOOST
FIELD
I
I
alll[elal=llqD]llm
CENTER
I
_
]EFFECTI
MODE
FLAT
RETURN
SELECT
SET
:
Press CURSOR t_1_ to move the
cursor (I) to TREBLE, then press
CURSOR 4-/-_ to adjust the level
of the high frequencies as you
like.
FLAT
RETURN
SELECT
SET
:
Press MENU to return to the
original
To return
screen.
to the previous menu
Select RETURN instead of pressing MENU in step 5, then press
EXECUTE.
To start your adjustment
|
i
Press EXECUTE. Then, press
CURSOR tl_ to move the cursor (I)
to BASS, and press CURSOR 4-1-1_
to adjust the level of the low
frequencies as you like.
5
JEFI=IFJ_t
MODE
SUR EDIT
4
IQi=F _._ _1
ILEVEL
to move the
cursor (I) to TONE EDIT.
3
iON
from a flat equalizer curve
SeIect FLAT after pressing EXECUTE in step 3 above, then adjust BASS
and TREBLE.
continued
Sound Field Operations
Customizing
(continued)
the sound fields
Adjusting
the effect level for THEATER, MONO
MOVIE, HALL, STADIUM, or GAME
You can adjust the influence of the sound field to the level you like.
1
2
Start playing a program source,
then repeat steps I through 4 in
"Using the pre-programed
sound
fields" on page 49 and select one
of the above sound fields in step
3.
Press CURSOR tl,[email protected],l,,_ to move
the cursor (I) to SUR EDIT, then
highlight
3
TONE EI_T
SUR EDIT
CENTER MODE
EFFECT.
Press EXECUTE, then press CURSOR
t_/_ to select 1, 2, 3, or 4 as the
effect level.
If you select THEATER in step 1, and
you set the center mode to PHANTOM
(see "Selecting the Center mode" on page
32), skip this step.
4
Press MENU to return to the
original
screen.
To return to the previous menu
Select RETURN in stead of pressing MENU in step 4, then press
EXECUTE.
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I Sound Field Operations
Reinforcing
the
bass sound f0r_all
SOund fields
In addition to the other sound effects, you can reinforce the bass sound
for all sounds fields including PROLOGIC.
1
Start playing
a program
source,
then repeat steps I through 4 in
"Using the pre-programed
sound
fields" on page 49 and select one
of the sound fields in step 3.
2
SUR EG/T
CENTER
MODE
Press CURSOR t_1,!,14..I--_ to move
the cursor (I) to BASS BOOST, then
SOUND F_LD
highlight
$UR
ON.
lim'_r_J_
EDIT
CENTERMODE
3
Press MENU to return
original
to the
screen.
Sound Field Operations
81
RecOnfiguHng
the
PROLOGIC and
THEATER sound
fields
If you change your speaker configuration, you need to readjust the
center mode and speaker levels for the PROLOGIC and THEATER
sound fields.
1
Repeat steps 1 through 4 in
"Using the pre-programed
sound
fields" on page 49 and select
PROLOGIC or THEATRE in step 3.
J mm_
J
2
9
ION
TESTTONE
I
-L
8ASS BOOST
TONE EDIT
SUR EDIT
CENTER
MODE
Press CURSOR tl_ to move the
cursor (I) to CENTER MODE, then
press EXECUTE.
m
_
RETURN
MENU
--
EXECUTE
3
Press CURSOR <--I--I_ to select the
center mode, then press CURSOR
to highlight RETURN.
CO C!_ _O _
See "Selecting
32.
_
4
o
o
C MODE
W
the center mode" on page
SELECT
sET
Press EXECUTE, then press CURSOR
t1'/,!!,to highlight TEST TONE.
BASS BOOST
TONE EDIT
SUR EDIT
I
5
OUND
Press EXECUTE.
Each speaker emits the test tone in turn
(the speaker emitting the test tone is
indicated by the red speaker mark).
Check each speaker's relative volume
balance with the test tones.
SONY
6
Tip
* To adjust the relative
volume balance between the
front left and right speakers,
use BALANCE L/R on the
unit.
Press CURSOR 4,-I-_ to increase or
decrease the volume of the center
speaker.
RETURN
If you selected PHANTOM
skip this step.
in step 3,
For PROLOGIC sound, you should have
an equal volume balance with the other
speakers at your listening position.
For THEATER sound, you can adjust the
speaker level as you like.
Sound Field Operations
i
FIELD
_OFF
J
7
PressCURSOR
_/_ to move the
cursor (I) to REAR, then press
CURSOR 4-1-_ to increase or
decrease the volume of the rear
RETURN
speakers.
If you selected 3CH LOGIC in step 3,
skip this step.
For PROLOGIC sound, you should have
an equal volume balance with the other
speakers at your listening position.
For THEATER sound, you can adjust the
speaker level as you like.
The surround speakers' volume balance
is always even.
8
Press MENU to return
original
Adjusting
program
to the
screen.
the speaker
level
by listening
to the
source
1 Start playing a program source, then repeat step 1 through 4 in
"Using the pre-programmed sound fields" on page 49 and select
PROLOGIC or THEATER in step 3.
2 Press CURSOR i1'/,}/4"/"_
to move the cursor (I) to SUR EDIT,
then highlight LEVEL.
3
Repeat steps 5 through 8 on the previous page.
Increasing
the
maximum
rear speaker
level
Although the adjustment range of the rear speakers is preset from -15 to
+10 dB, you can shift the range up 5 dB (-10 to +15 dB). Hold down
MUTING on the unit while turning on the power. "GAIN UP" appears
in the display window.
The values for the rear level remain fixed at -15 to +10 dB on the menu,
but you will be able to hear the difference in the actual output level.
To reset the rear level adjustment range, repeat this procedure so "GAIN
NOR" appears in the display window.
Sound Field Operations
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Advanced
Playback
VCR Operations
Playing/searching
various speeds
at
options
Operation
View the picture during fastforward or rewind
During fast-forward, press and hold _
FF.
During rewind, press and hold _
REW.
Play frame by frame
During pause, lift the top cover of the remote
commander and press II1_ FRAME or
_111FRAME. Hold down either button to play
one frame each second.
f
°I
Play in reverse
During playback, press _.
Rewind and start play
During stop, lift the top cover of the remote
commander and press AUTO PB.
i|1|1111
o
.F
I
i
_"
Shuttle
r
ring
Using
•
-_.
# -
the Shuttle
ring
With the Shuttle ring, you can operate a variety of playback options.
During playback or pause, turn the Shuttle ring clockwise or
anticlockwise. Each change in the Shuttle ring position changes the
playback mode, and the corresponding mark appears on the TV screen
for a few seconds in the following way if the on-screen display function
is on:
AUTO PB
Playback mode
Normal speed
=,-
Double speed
x2
Slow motion
Pause
High speed
[,,_l
Mark on the TV screen
,,4ill(_)lltl_
FRAME
O
SMART CUE/
D.SKIP
FF/
SLOW
I=,,. II
REW
Tip
• Adjust the picture using V/4
STILL ADJUST if:
- Streaks appear while playing
in slow motion.
- Bands appear at the top or
bottom while pausing.
- The picture shakes while
pausing.
Notes
• The playback sound is muted
during these modes except for
normal speed playback.
• Tapes recorded in the LP mode
on other VCRs can be played
back on this unit's VCR but the
picture quality cannot be
guaranteed.
• If the playback mode mark
doesn't appear on the TV
screen, press DISPLAY.
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I
I
Advanced
VCR Operations
-SLOW
\_, ,,
High speed
in reverse
Shuttle ring
[ <}<1 ]
| ....
Slow motion
in reverse
I"
Double speed
in reverse
-X2
:__--_:_-__=
-. _ _
....
._,_,_
Normal speed
in reverse
.-
-Xl
_ ,_,:,_
_,,
_ ....
Recording TV
programs using the
quick timer
After you start recording a TV program from the _t'_
VCR tuner, ofa _
DSS receiver connected to the LINE jacks in the normal wa_ you can
have the unit's VCR stop recording automatically after a specified
duration.
1 While recording, press QUICK TIMER once.
I
17.17
U'U
2 Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly
I
17
U
to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in 30 minute increments.
QUICK
TIMER
F
Tips
• You can also set the quick
timer and start recording
during stop mode. In this
case, the unit must be
turned on before you start
recording.
• You can turn off the unit
while recording with the
quick timer. This doesn't
affect the quick timer
recording.
• You can enjoy watching or
listening to another input
source even during quick
timer recording.
O:O0"-_ 0:30 "-_ 1:00 ....
"_ 10:30 _
11:00 7
The duration decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the unit's
VCR stops recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set to the new duration.
To stop recording
To stop the unit's VCR while recording, press TIMER REC ON/OFF.
Note
• You can use the quicktimer
only for recordingTV
programsfrom the unit's
VCRtuner or LINE input
SOUrCe.
Advanced VCR Operations
I 85
RecOrding ........
stereo
and bilingual
programs
Recording
stereo
programs
_
This VCR automatically receives and records stereo programs. When a
stereo program is received, the STEREO indicator lights up. If there is
noise in the stereo program, set AUTO STEREO in the ADVANCED
OPTIONS menu to OFF. The sound will be recorded in monaural (on
both hi-fi and normal audio tracks) but with less noise. For details, see
page 89.
Recording
bilingual
programs
Normally, this VCR records only the main sound on both hi-fi and
normal audio tracks. To record SAP (Second Audio Program) sound on
the normal audio track, set NORMAL AUDIO in the ADVANCED
,®0
OPTIONS menu to SAP (the SAP indicator lights up). For details, see
AUDIO
MONITOR
page 89.
To select the bilingual
sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Selecting
Notes
• If the AUDIO MONITOR
button does not function,
check that AUDIO MIX in
the SET UP MENU is set to
OFF.
• When you play a tape
recorded in monaural, the
sound is heard in monaural
regardless of the AUDIO
MONITOR setting.
the
sound
during
playback
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo/main
(left and right channels)
STEREO
STEREO
Left channel only
LEFT CH
STEREO
Right channel only
RIGHT CH
STEREO
Monaural (SAP)
No indicator
No indicator
How sound
is recorded
on a video
tape
The unit's VCR records sound onto two separate tracks. Hi-fi audio is
recorded onto the main track along with the picture. Monaural sound is
recorded onto the normal audio track along the edge of the tape.
Stereo
Usually mixed
left/right channels
Bilingual
Main or SAP sound
Normal audio track _
,mona,,ra,,
Hi-fi audio track ------_
(main track)
_"
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Advanced VCR Operations
/ //
/
_
Stereo sound
Main (left channel)
(left/right
Sub (right channel)
channels)
Searching using the
index function
The unit's VCR marks the tape with an _dexsignaI
at'the_int_whe_
__
each recording begins. Use these signals as refeTences to find a specific
recording. The unit's VCR can search up to 99 index signals ahead of or
behind the current position.
1 Insert an indexed
2 Press _
/_
tape into the unit.
INDEX SEARCH repeatedly to specify how many
index signals ahead or behind you want to search:
• To search ahead, )ress _
INDEX SEARCH.
• To search behind, )ress 144 INDEX SEARCH.
C_ C_ C_
C_ C_
(9®®_o
0(90
INDEX
8
SEARCH
The unit's VCR starts searching and the index number on the TV
screen counts down to zero. Playback starts automatically from that
o
INDEX
SEARCH
point.
To stop searching
Press • STOP.
SONY
J
Note
• No index signal will be
added when recording
starts from recording pause.
However, an index signal
will be marked if you
change the channel during
recording pause.
Advanced
VCR Operations
87
Adjusting
Adjusting
picture
the
the tracking**
Although the unit's VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when
playing a tape (the AUTO TRACKING indicator flashes in the display
window, then lights steadily), distortion may occur if the tape was
poorly recorded.
tracking.
If picture distortion occurs, manually adjust the
Press V/A TRACKING NORMAL/SLOW
to display the tracking meter.
The distortion should disappear as you press one of the two buttons.
If
you cannot get a clear picture with manual adjustment, press
TRACKING AUTO/MANUAL
to return to automatic adjustment.
AUTO/
MANUAL
Tracking meter
V/A
TRACKING
About
NORMAL/
SLOW
Notes
• Autotracking adjustment
cannot be used on tapes
recorded in the LP mode on
other VCRs.
• The APC function does not
work if the tape speed is
automaticallychanged from
the SP to EPmode during a
timer recording, unless the
tape has been recordedin
the EPmode with the APC
function.
• There is a delay of a few
seconds before the unit's
VCRactually starts
recording
while the unit's
VCR analyses the tape. To
avoid the delay, first set the
unit's VCRto recording
pause (the APC indicator
flashes slowly) and press •
RECto have the unit's VCR
analyse the tape (the APC
indicator flashes rapidly).
After the APC indicator
stops flashing, press II
PAUSEto start recording
immediately. If you want to
start recording quickly
without using the APC
function, first set the unit's
VCR to recording pause (the
APC indicator flashes
slowly) and press II PAUSE
to start recording.
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I Advanced VCR Operations
I
Adaptive
Picture
Control
(APC)
Adaptive Picture Control (APC) automatically improves recording and
playback quality by adjusting the unit's VCR to the condition of the
video heads and tape. To maintain better picture quality, we
recommend that you set APC to ON in the ADVANCED OPTIONS
menu (with the APC indicator in the display window lit).
See "changing menu options."
INDICATION
TAPE SELECT
i
APC playback
The APC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including
rental tapes and tapes that were not recorded with A_PC.
APC recording
Whenever you insert a tape and first start recording, the unit's VCR
adjusts to the tape using the APC function (the APC indicator flashes
rapidly). This adjustment remains in effect until the tape is ejected.
To deactivate
the APC
Press MENU and select SET UP MENU, then set APC to OFF. The APC
indicator in the display window goes off.
Changing
options
menu
1
Press MENU. Then select VHS MENUandp_Ss
2
Press CURSOR _'/,!, to select ADVANCED OPTIONS and press
EXECUTE.
3
Press CURSOR _/,1_ to select the option to change, then press
CURSOR <,,,/-,_ to change the setting.
DIMMER
AUDIO MIX
NORMAL AUDIO
AUTO
TAPE
EXECUTE. _
SPEED
ARC
TAPE
SELECT
SHARPNESS
"_
4 Press EXECUTE to return to the original screen.
Menu choices
Initial settings
Menu
option
AUTO
ANT
are indicated
in bold print.
Set this option to
SEL
ON if your TV is connected only to VHF/UHF OUT
on the VCR. To play a tape, set the TV to the VCR
channel (channel 3 or 4). OFF if your TV is connected
to both VHF/UHF OUT and VIDEO OUT on the
VCR. To play a tape, set the TV to the VCR input.
AUTO STEREO
ON to receive stereo programs, OFF to reduce noise.
The sound changes to monaural.
DIMMER
ON to make the display window
brighter.
AUDIO MIX
ON to listen to the hi-fi and normal audio tracks at
the same time. The AUDIO MONITOR button will
not hmction.
OFF to listen to the hi-fi and normal audio tracks
separately. Select the sound using the AUDIO
MONITOR button.
dim, OFF to make it
For details, see page 86.
NORMAL AUDIO
MAIN to record the main sound on both hi-fi and
normal audio tracks. SAP to record the SAP (Second
Audio Program) sound on the normal audio track.
The main sound is recorded on the hi-fi audio track.
INDICATION
ON to display the operational function and selected
sound field for a few seconds in the display window.
OFF to display only the indication selected with the
STATUS button on the unit.
For details, see page 48.
TAPE SELECT
"~120" or "~160" to select the tape length
the remaining time correctly.
AUTO TAPE SPEED
ON to change
automatically
tape becomes
keep the tape
APC
ON to switch on the APC (Adaptive Picture Control)
function and improve the picture quality, OFF to
switch off APC.
and display
the timer recording tape speed
to the EP mode when the remaining
shorter than the recording time, OFF to
speed.
For details, see page 88.
SHARPNESS
L (Low) through H (High) to adjust the sharpness of
the picture. L to turn off the sharpness control.
Advanced
VCR Operations
{ 89
Before you start editing
Editing
Recording from
another VCR or LD
• Connect another VCR or LD player to the unit referring to the
connections on pages 8 and 9.
• Press VHS TUNER.
- If the TV doesn't turn on, turn it on manually.
- If connected with only the antenna cable, set the TV to the video
channel.
player
• Press TAPE SPEED to select the tape speed, SP or EP.
• On this unit, set the EDIT switch to ON. If the other VCR has a
similar switch, set it to ON as well.
!
• Do not use the remote commander
1
EDIT I VHS
II PAUSE
Tips
• To cut out unwanted
scenes while editing,
press in PAUSE on the
unit when an unwanted
scene begins. When it
ends, press I I PAUSE
again to resume recording
(Assemble Editing).
• You can record audio sound
from the desired input
source on the video tape by
pressing AUDIO repeatedly
in step 4.
VIDEO
•
REC
Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place into the unit (recording
VCR).
Search for the point to start
recording and press II PAUSE.
2
Press • REC on the unit to set it to
recording
3
pause.
• Insert a source tape with its
safety tab removed
into the
other (playback) VCR when
recording
from another
VCR.
• Insert an LD into the LD player,
when recording from an LD
player.
Note
• If you follow this procedure
to start recording, the unit's
VCR won't record with the
APC function. To record a
tape with the APC function,
press • REC again during
recording pause in step 2 so
the unit's VCR analyses the
tape. Then when you start
recording in step 6, press
I | PAUSE after the APC
indicator stops flashing. If
you press I I PAUSE before
the APC indicator stops
flashing, the APC function is
cancelled.
in the following
4
5
6
Press VIDEO or VHS repeatedly
to
select the input (playback) source
(VIDEO1, VIDEO2, or LINE).
Search for the point to start
playback and set it to playback
pause.
To start editing, press II PAUSE on
this unit and release the pause
mode on the other equipment at
the same time.
To stop editing
Press the • STOP buttons on both units.
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I Editing
procedure.
The function buttons on the remote commander
Additional
Information
Customizing
the
remote commander
function buttons
have two roles. One is _
to select the input sources (see "Selecting the equipment" on page 59)
and the other is to switch the remote commander to operate the selected
piece of equipment.
The function buttons are factory set for the unit's
VCR, a radio tuner, CD player, cassette deck (deck B for double-cassette
decks), and TV connected to the source inputs. If you want to control
other piece of equipment or restore the factory settings, you need to
customize the function buttons. For detailed customizing explanations,
see the sections for controlling each piece of equipment
COMMAND
MODE
; , Number
buttons
set functions
Press
Then, the remote commander
VHS TUNER
The unit's VCR (The COMMAND MODE selector
determines the controllable VCR.)
VHS LINE
Same as above
VIDEO 1
Same as above
VIDEO 2
Same as above
TUNER
Same as above
CD
A CD player
TAPE/MD
A single cassette deck or deck B of a double-cassette
TV
ATV
To customize
the function
deck
While pressing one of the
function buttons, press
A CD player
1
A DAT deck
2
An MD deck
3
A single cassette deck or
Deck B of a double-cassette
deck
A single cassette deck or
Deck A of a double-cassette
deck
4
5
An LD player
6
A VCR if its COMMAND
position/format
operates
buttons
To control
Notes
• You cannot customize the
VHS TUNER, VHS LINE,
and TUNER function
buttons.
• The COMMAND MODE
selectors on both the remote
commander and unit (the
actual selector's name on
the unit is VTR COMMAND
MODE) are factory set to
VTR3.
(see pages 62
through 74). This section shows you the factory settings of, and the way
to customize, the remote commander function buttons.
Factory
__ Function
buttons
:i :,
MODE
is
VTR1/Betamax
7
VTR2/8mm
8
VTR3/VHS
9
ATV
0
To restore the factory settings for all the function buttons
Remove the batteries from the remote commander, and insert the
batteries again.
To restore the factory.settings
for VIDEO1 or VIDEO2
See "To relate VIDEO1 or VIDEO2 with COMMAND
MODE again" on
page 63.
Additional
Information
91
Setting
General setup
information
the
RF unit
When connecting this unit to the TV using only the antenna cable, you
must set the RF UNIT switch on the rear of the unit so that the TV can
receive the correct signal from the this unit.
TV
RF UNIT
I
f
TV/VTR
CHIPRESET TUNING +/-
1 Set the RF UNIT switch to CH3 or CH4, whichever
channel is not
used in your area. If both are used, set the switch to either channel.
2
Press POWER to turn on this unit.
3 Press TV/VTR to turn on the VTR indicator
window.
in the unit's display
4 Press CH/PRESET +/- to display a channel number in the display
window. Select an active channel number in your area.
5 Turn on your TV and set it to the channel you selected in step i
(channel 3 or 4).
The selected TV channel broadcast appears on the TV screen. If the
channels change when you press CH/PRESET +/- on this unit, you
have made the correct setting.
Whenever you use this unit, set the TV to the channel
1.
Attaching
the external
antenna
selected in step
connector
When using a 300-ohm twin lead cable for VHF/UHF
antenna, use the
EAC-32 antenna connector (not supplied) to connect the antenna to the
VCR.
lead cable
EAC-32
Antenna
300-ohm
twin
connector (not
supplied)
1 Loosen
the screws
on the antenna
connector.
2 W'md the twin leads around the screws on the antenna connector.
3 Retighten the screws.
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Additional
Information
Attaching
a UHF/VHF
band
mixer
When using both 75-ohm coaxial cable and 300-ohm twin lead cable for
VHF/UHF antenna, use the EAC-66 UHF/VHF band separator/mixer (not
supplied) to connect the antenna to the VCR.
300-ohm twin
lead cable
EAC-66
UHF/VHF
band
f
separator/
mixer (not
supplied)
75-ohm coaxial
cable
1
Loosen the screws on the mixer.
2
Wind the twin leads around the screws on the mixer.
3
Retighten the screws.
4
Connect the 75-ohm coaxial cable to the mixer.
Additional
Information
93
If you have any questions or problems
your nearest Sony service facility.
Troubleshooting
not covered below, please consult
Symptom
Remedy
The POWER switch doesn't
function.
* Connect the AC power cord securely.
The power is turned on but
the unit doesn't operate.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn the power off, unplug the
AC power cord and leave the unit to dry for over one hour.
Clock
The clock has stopped and
"-:--'°lights in the display
window.
• The clock stops if the unit is disconnected from the wall outlet for
more than one hour. Reset the clock (and timer).
Playback
The playback picture does not
appear on the TV screen,
• Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR. If you are using
a monitor, set it to video input.
The picture is not dear.
• Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING NORMAL/SLOW
Unit's power
buttons.
• The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video heads using
the Sony V-25CL video head cleaning cassette. If this cleaning
cassette is not available in your area, have the heads cleaned at your
nearest Sony service facility (a standard service charge will be
required). Do not use a commercially available wet-type cleaning
cassette, as it may damage the video heads.
The video heads may have to be replaced.
service facility for more information.
Consult your local Sony
Place the TV away from the audio components.
Symptoms
caused
• Normal picture
The picture rolls vertically
during picture search.
• Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor.
The picture has no sound.
• The tape is defective.
Both main and SAP sounds
are heard,
• When you play a bilingual tape, make sure the AUDIO MIX option
in the ADVANCED OPTIONS is set to OFF.
by contaminated
• Rough picture
video
heads
• Unclearpicture
* No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
initial
t
94
Additional
Information
-
terminal
Use a new tape.
Recording
reception
and TV
Symptom
Remedy
No TV program appears on the
TV screen,
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel.
monitor, set it to video input.
TV reception
• Adjust the TV antenna.
is poor.
If you are using a
• Place the TV away from the audio components.
The tape starts playing as soon
as it is inserted,
• The safety tab has been removed.
the tab hole.
To record on this tape, cover
The tape is ejected when you
press @ REC.
• Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Nothing happens when you
press • REC.
• Make sure the tape is not at its end.
• If you want to record from other equipment, select the correct
source with the function buttons on the unit. If you select the
input source with the remote commander function buttons, the
remote commander may be switched to control other
equipment. Make sure the remote commander is set for the
unit's VCR control if you use • REC on the remote
commander.
If you want to record TV programs, press VHS TUNER on the
remote commander, then select a channel.
Timer
recording
The timer does not operate.
•
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a program has been set for timer recording.
Make sure you press TIMER REC ON/OFF to set the unit to
timer recording standby.
• Make sure the current time has not already passed your timer
settings.
• Check that the cable box is turned on.
• Check that the DSS receiver is turned on.
• The clock stops if the unit is disconnected from the wall outlet
for more than one hour. Reset the clock and timer.
Other VCR
A tape cannot be inserted.
• Check that a tape isn't already in the tape compartment.
problems
The tracking indicator does not
appear on the screen,
• The recording condition of the tape is very poor and tracking
cannot be adjusted.
The unit needs to be cleaned.
•
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft, dry cloth, or a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
continued
AddiUonal
Information
95
Troubleshooting
Amplifier
(continued)
Symptom
Remedy
There's no sound or only a
very low-level sound is heard.
•
Check that the speakers and components are connected
securely.
• Press MUTING if the _ (muting) indicator is displayed on the
TV screen or the MASTER VOLUME indicator on the unit
flashes.
• The headphones
headphones.
are connected to PHONES.
Disconnect
the
• The protective device on the unit has been activated because of
a short circuit. ("PROTECT" appears in the display window.)
Turn off the unit, then eliminate the cause of the short-circuit
and turn on the unit again.
The left and right sounds are
unbalanced or reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components
correctly and securely.
• Adjust BALANCE L/R on the unit.
Severe hum or noise is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components are connected
correctly and securely.
• Check that the connecting cords and cables are away from a
transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters away from a TV set
or fluorescent light.
• Place your TV away from the audio components.
•
No sound or a very low-level
sound is heard from the rear
speakers or center speaker.
are connected
The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a cloth slightly
moistened with alcohol.
• Select the appropriate center mode.
• Adjust the speaker volume appropriately.
• Make sure you turn on the sound field surround mode
function.
• Make sure you select a suitable sound field for the playback
source.
Remote
commander
The surround effect cannot be
heard.
• Make sure you turn on the sound field function.
The remote commander does
not function.
• Make sure you are pointing the remote commander at the
remote sensor on the unit or equipment you want to control.
• Make sure you select a suitable sound field for the playback
source.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote commander
ones if they are weak.
with new
• Make sure you press the correct remote commander
function
button to set the remote commander for the equipment you
want to control.
• Remove obstacles in the path of the remote commander
the receiver.
96
Additional
Information
and
Specifications
Canadian model:
(8 ohms at I kHz, THD 0.8%)
Front
70 W/ch
Center
70 W
(only in the PRO LOGIC
and THEATER mode)
Rear
70 W
Dynamic power output
8 ohms: 95 W + 95 W
4 ohms: 130 W + 130 W
System
Channel coverage
VHF 2 to 13
UHF 14 to 69
CATV A-8 to A-l, A to W, W+I to
W+84
Antenna
75-ohm
UHF
antenna
VCR Inputs
and outputs
terminal
for VHF/
Frequency
VIDEO 1 IN
VIDEO 2 INPUT
LINE IN
CD
Sensitivity
Impedance
S/N
(Weighting
network, input
level)
220 mV
50 kilohms
82 dB,
82 dB ('78 IHF)
(A, 0.5 V)
TAPE/MD, VIDEO1, VIDEO2, TV,
and LINE
Sensitivity
180 mV
Impedance
50 kilohms
S/N
82 dB,
(Weighting
82 dB ('78 IHF)
network, input
(A, 0.5 V)
level)
Phono jack (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohm
(unbalanced),
sync negative
TV IN
Outputs
TAPE/MD REC OUT
Voltage 180 mV,
Impedance 10 kilohms
MIX AUDIO OUT
Voltage : 2 V
Impedance : 10 kilohms
PHONES
Accepts low and high impedance
headphones
Amplifier
USA model:
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION
Power
requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power
consumption
190 W
AC outlet
Switched 120 W / 1A MAX
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
-20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Inputs
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jacks (2)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance:
more than 47
kilohms
MONITOR VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (2)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47
kilohms
response
CD, TAPE/MD, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2,
TV, and LINE : 10 Hz - 50 kHz +_1 dB
General
Approx. 430 x 157 x 430 mm
(17 x 61/,x 17 inches) (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and
controls
Mass
USA model:
Approx. 13.3 kg (29 Ib6 oz)
Canadian model:
Approx. 13.0 kg (28 lb 11 oz)
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
75-ohm coaxial cable with F-type
connectors (1)
Video cable (1 phono to I phono) (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM wire antenna (1)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Muting
-20 dB
BASS BOOST
+10 dB at 70 Hz
With 8-ohm load, both channels
driven, from 20-20,000 Hz, rated 80
watts per channel minimum
RMS
power, with no more than 0.09%
total harmonic distortion
from 250
milliwatts
to rated output.
Power
output
Canadian model:
Stereo mode (8 ohms at 20 Hz - 20
kHz less than 0.09% total harmonic
distortion)
70W+70W
Surround
mode
USA model:
(8 ohms at I kHz, THD 0.8%)
Front
80 W/ch
Center
80 W
(only in the PRO LOGIC
and THEATER mode)
Rear
80 W
Dynamic power output
8 ohms: 125W+ 125W
4 ohms: 165W + 165W
TONE
+8 dB at 100 Hz and 10 kHz
FM tuner
section
Tuning range
87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Antenna terminal
75 ohms, unbalanced
AM tuner section
Tuning range
With 10 kHz interval**:
530 - 1710 kHz
With 9 kHz interval:
531 - 1710 kHz
Antenna
Loop antenna
**Youcan change the AM tuning interval to
9 kHz. After turning in any AM station,
turn off the power, hold down the FM/AM
button and press the POWER switch. To
reset the interval to 10 kHz, repeat the
prodecure.
Additional
Information
I 97
Index to parts and
controls
Front
panel
[]
POWER switch/indicator
[]
TV/VTR button (39, 92)
[]
TAPE SPEED button (50)
[]
CH/PRESET TUNING
[]
Tape compartment
[]
FM/AM
[]
II PAUSE button (90)
[]
_ EJECT button (47)
[]
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Additional
Information
"_
+/- buttons (41)
(47)
button (45)
REW button (47)
[]
_
FF button (47)
[]
Shuttle ring (45, 84)
[]
_
[]
MASTER VOLUME control/indicator
[]
• STOP button (90)
[]
BALANCE L/R control (31, 82)
[]
MUTING button (48)
[]
SURROUND
[]
• REC button (90)
[]
FUNCTION
[]
STATUS button (48)
[]
FM MODE button (90)
[]
TUNING MODE button (45)
[]
SHIFT button (46)
[]
Remote sensor (5)
[]
PHONES jack (7)
PLAY button (47)
button/indicator
(47, 48)
(75, 78)
buttons (45, 60, 67, 70, 72, 90)
Front
Display
panel,
with
cover
opened
window
[]
[]
Display window
(48)
[]
VIDEO 2 INPUT VIDEO/AUDIO
[]
EASY SET UP button (14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 28)
[]
TIMER REC (ON/OFF)
[]
QUICK TIMER button (85)
[]
COUNTER RESET button (48)
[]
MEMORY button (46)
[]
EDIT ON/OFF switch (90)
[]
VTR COMMAND
[]
Tape operation indicators
[]
Video input indicators (60)
[]
TIMER indicator (52, 55, 85)
[]
REC indicator (85)
[]
VTR indicator (92)
[]
APC indicator (88, 89)
[]
MONO indicator
[]
STEREO indicator
[]
SAP indicator
[]
AUTO/MANUAL/MEMORY
[]
Line/channel
[]
Ttme counter/clock/operating
indications (48)
[]
Tape speed indicators (50)
[]
_'_ (tape) indicator
L/R jacks (9)
button (52)
MODE OFF/1/2/3
selector (62)
(45)
(45)
(86)
indicators (45, 46)
indicator (50)
function/sound
field
continued
Additional
Information
99
Index to parts
(continued)
and controls
Rear panel
TEo
100
Additional
Information
[]
MIX OUT jack (7)
[]
FRONT SPEAKERS L/R connectors
[]
SURROUND
SPEAKERS REAR L/R connectors
[]
SURROUND
SPEAKERS CENTER connectors
[]
RF UNIT switch (92)
[]
VHF/UHF
IN/OUT
[]
MONITOR
VIDEO OUT jack (8)
[]
TV IN VIDEO jack (8)
[]
VIDEO 1 IN VIDEO jack (8)
[]
LINE IN VIDEO jack (8)
[]
AC OUTLET (9)
[]
AC power cord (9)
[]
CONTROL S OUT jack (13, 25)
[]
LINE IN AUDIO L/R jacks (8)
[]
VIDEO 1 IN AUDIO L/R jacks (8)
[]
TV IN AUDIO L/R jacks (8)
[]
TAPE/MD
[]
CD IN AUDIO L/R jacks (8)
[]
ANTENNA
connectors
REC OUT/IN
terminal (8)
(6)
(7)
(6)
(13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27)
AUDIO L/R jacks (8)
Remote
commander
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
SONY
[]
TV CONTROL ON button (65)
[]
_--EJECT button (47)
[]
SYSTEM CONTROL/FUNCTION
91)
[]
Number/>10
buttons
[]
ENTER/RMS/START
button (50)
[]
SMART CUE/D.SKIP
button (66, 84)
[]
_
[]
_
[]
• STOP button (47, 66, 67, 69, 71, 73)
[]
Shuttle ring (45, 84)
[]
COMMAND
[]
SYSTEM OFF button (61)
[]
VISUAL POWER button (62, 65, 74)
[]
TV/VIDEO button (65)
[]
VCR Plus+ button (51)
[]
CH/PRESET +/- buttons (41)
[]
MASTER VOL +/- buttons (47, 61)
[]
MUTING button (48, 61)
[]
b4_/_
INDEX SEARCH (76)/AMS
73) buttons
[]
l| PAUSE button (47, 66, 67, 70, 71, 73)
(66, 71, 74)/SHIFT
buttons (59~74,
(58)/SET
(52)
REW/_>" FF buttons (47, 66, 67, 69, 71, 73, 84)
PLAY button (47, 66, 69, 71, 63)
MODE VTR1/2/3
selector (62, 91)
(66, 69, 71,
continued
Additional
Information
101
Index to parts and controls
(continued)
Remote
commander,
with
top cover
[]
_/_,/€,-/-_/EXECUTE
buttons
(30, 33)
opened
f
_t,
@
MENU/CURSOR
J-_
_1 I+t_
C
,cD cD ci_,QcT_n
-_
[]
DISPLAY button (48-50)
[]
AUDIO MONITOR button (86, 89)
[]
AUTO button (84)
[]
TV POWER/TV/VIDEO/TV
buttons (65)
[]
[]
COUNTER RESET (48) button
[]
• /i
[]
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TRACKING AUTO/MANUAL
(CX) (74) button
CH+/-/TV
VOL +/-
(88)/ANALOG/Elm
TRACKING NORMAL/SLOW
(88)/,/i
STILL ADJUST (84) buttons
[] 4tl/tt_ FRAME buttons (74, 84)
@ TIMER REC ON/OFF button (52, 55)
TIMER CLEAR button (52, 56)
TV WIDE button (64)
CH +/- (64) buttons
[]
[]
[]
[]
SONY
J
#
1021
AddiUonal
information
TAPE SPEED (SP/EP) button (50)
STATUS button (48)
• REC button (50, 68, 70, 72)
-,9/_,DIRECTION (67, 72, 74)/P'SIDE B (73) buttons
SIDE A/"q
Index
Accessories
supplied
Adjusting
delay time
77
picture
84, 88
speaker volume
tone
79
Monitoring
during playback
during recording
Cable Box Control
Cable box code number
setting
35
Cable hookup
13
Cable Mouse
13, 38
chart
36
35
14,17, 20, 23, 26, 28
86
See Connecting
84
84
45
59
V
E,F,G
Hi-fi audio track
32
Picture adjustment. See Adjusting
Playback
47
at various speeds
47, 84
frame-by-frame
84
Program source selection
Delay time 77
Display
48
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
75, 77
Dolby Surround sound
77
center mode
32
H
mode
32
Timer recording
51, 54, 85
cancelling timer
settings
56
changing timer
settings
56
checking timer
settings
56
daily/weekly
recording
55
overlapping timer
recordings
57
using VCR Plus+
51
Tracking adjustment. See Adjusting
TV antenna or cable hookups
11
P
Presetting
channels
39
radio stations
D
Editing
90
EP mode
51
Test tone 31, 82
3CH LOGIC mode
Normal audio track 86
NORMAL mode
32
slow motion
Changing timer settings
56
Cleaning the video heads
94
Clock setting
33
Connecting
Cable TV 12
external antenna connector
92
UHF/VHF band mixer
93
to audio/video
equipment
8, 9
to speaker systems
6
Counter
48
DSS (Digital Satellite System)
86
86
T,U
skip
Cancelling timer settings
56
Center mode
32
NORMAL mode
32
PHANTOM mode
32
3CH LOGIC mode
32
WIDE mode
32
6
impedance
97
placement
7
selecting speaker system
32
Storing radio stations. See Presetting
Surround sound
75, 76
N,O
PHANTOM
C
EASY SET UP
87
M
31, 47, 82
50
Speakers
connection
Index
searching
4
tracking
88
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning)
42
APC (Adaptive Picture Control)
88
Audio component hookups
8, 9
Audio track
86
Audio/video
equipment control
59
Automatic tuning
39
Hookups.
SP mode
I, J, K, L
A,B
VCR Plus+
Q
Quick timer
channel setup
recording
51
85
R
W.X,Y
Recording
50
bilingual programs
86
SAP broadcasts
86
WIDE mode
43
32
stereo programs
86
using VCR Plus+
51
while watching another
program
50
Receiving broadcasts
directly
58
using preset stations
45
Remote commander
5
Audio/video
control
59
S
Safety tab 50
SAP (Second Audio Program)
Scanning
preset stations
45
radio stations
45
Searching
at various speeds
using the index
function
87
86
47, 84
Additional
Information
1103
uiCK
reference
to using
To record
To play
a tape
1 Set the TV to channel 3 or 4 (or to
video input, if you made V
connection.)
2 Insert a tape and press PLAY.
To record
a program
the
VCR
a program
1 Press VCR Plus+ on the remote
commander.
2 Enter the program's
number.
PlusCode
3 Select ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY in
the VCR Plus menu.
4 Insert a tape.
5 Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
1 Turn on the cable box.
2 Press VCR Plus+ on the remote
commander.
To watch
3 Enter the program's PlusCode
number.
4 Select ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY in
the VCR Plus menu.
5 Insert a tape.
6 Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
TV
1 Turn off your VCR, or press the VCR's
TV/VTR button until the VTR
indicator in the display window goes
off.
2 Select the channel with your cable box
(if you have one) or with your TV.
7 Leave the cable box on.
To watch
To play
1 Turn off your VCR, or press the VCR's
TV/VTR button until the VTR
goes
2 Turn on your cable box.
3 Set the TV to the cable box output
channel (usually 2, 3, or 4).
4 Set the cable box to the channel you
want to watch.
a tape
video input, if you made V
connection.)
2 Insert a tape and press I_> PLAY. If
there's no picture on your TV, press
the VCR's TV/VTR button until the
VTR indicator
window.
To record
comes on in the display
a program
2 Enter the program's PlusCode
number.
To play a tape
1 If you made V connection, set the TV
to video input.
If you didn't use V hookup:
• Turn on the cable box.
• Set the cable box to channel 3 or 4.
• Set the TV to the output channel of the
cable box (usually 2, 3 or 4).
3 Select ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY in
the VCR Plus menu.
4 Insert a tape.
5 Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
To watch
TV
1 Turn off the VCR, or press the VCR's
TV/VTR button until the VTR
indicator in the display window goes
off.
2 Set the TV to the channel you want to
watch.
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2 Insert a tape and press I_> PLAY.
To record
a program
1 Turn on the cable box.
2 Set the cable box to the channel you
want to record.
3 Press VCR Plus+ on the remote
commander.
4 Enter the program's
number.
PlusCode
5 Select ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY in
the VCR Plus menu.
8 Leave the cable box on.
1 Set the TV to channel 3 or 4 (or to
1 Press VCR Plus+ on the remote
commander.
2 Insert a tape and press [_> PLAY.
a tape
1 Set the TV to channel 3 or 4 (or to
video input, if you madeV
connection.)
6 Insert a tape.
7 Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
TV
indicator in the display window
off.
To play
To watch TV
1 Turn off your VCR, or press the VCR's
TV/VTR button until the VTR
indicator in the display window goes
off.
2 Turn on your cable box.
3 Set the TV to the cable box output
channel (usually 2, 3, or 4).
4 Set the cable box to the channel you
want to watch.
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