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VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
HR-S5955EK
HR-S5956EK
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INSTRUCTIONS
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safety first
Safety Precautions
The rating plate and the safety caution are on the rear of the unit.
WARNING: DANGEROUS VOLTAGE INSIDE
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
IMPORTANT
■ Please read the various precautions on pages 2–4 of this instruction manual before installing or
operating the recorder.
■ It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record pre-recorded tapes, records, or discs
without the consent of the owner of copyright in the sound or video recording, broadcast or cable
programme and in any literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work embodied therein.
IMPORTANT
Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom. DO NOT cut off the mains plug from
this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is
too short to reach a power point, then obtain a proper safety approved extension lead/adapter or
consult your dealer.
In the unlikely event of the plug fuse failing be sure to replace the fuse only with an identical
approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the fuse cover. If the fuse fails again consult
your nearest JVC dealer.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to
avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger Terminal coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue to N (Neutral) or Black
Brown to L (Live) or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the terminal identifications of your plug, connect as
follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured Black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red.
If in doubt — consult a competent electrician.
CAUTION
■ When you are not using the recorder for a long period of time, it is recommended that you
disconnect the power cord from the mains outlet.
■ Dangerous voltage inside. Refer internal servicing to qualified service personnel. To prevent
electric shock or fire hazard, remove the power cord from the mains outlet prior to connecting or
disconnecting any signal lead or aerial.
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The STANDBY/ON o button does not completely shut off mains power from the unit, but switches
operating current on and off. “y ” shows electrical power standby and “ z” shows ON.
Video tapes recorded with this video recorder in the LP (Long Play) mode cannot be played back on
a single-speed video recorder.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides
to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear.)
When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws
governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
Failure to heed the following precautions may result in damage to the recorder, remote control or video
cassette.
1. DO NOT place the recorder…
… in an environment prone to extreme temperatures or humidity.
… in direct sunlight.
… in a dusty environment.
… in an environment where strong magnetic fields are generated.
… on a surface that is unstable or subject to vibration.
2. DO NOT block the recorder’s ventilation openings or holes.
(If the ventilation openings or holes are blocked by a newspaper or cloth, etc., the heat may not be
able to get out.)
3. DO NOT place heavy objects on the recorder or remote control.
4. DO NOT place anything which might spill on top of the recorder or remote control.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
5. DO NOT expose the apparatus to dripping or splashing.
6. DO NOT use this equipment in a bathroom or places with water. Also DO NOT place any containers filled with water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases, potted plants,
cups, etc.) on top of this unit.
7. DO NOT place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on the apparatus.
8. AVOID violent shocks to the recorder during transport.
MOISTURE CONDENSATION
Moisture in the air will condense on the recorder when you move it from a cold place to a warm place,
or under extremely humid conditions—just as water droplets form in the surface of a glass filled with
cold liquid. Moisture condensation on the head drum will cause damage to the tape. In conditions
where condensation may occur, keep the recorder turned on for a few hours to let the moisture dry.
ATTENTION
TO MOBILE PHONE USERS:
Using a mobile phone in the vicinity of the recorder may cause picture vibration on the TV screen or
change the screen to a blue back display.
ON PLACING THE RECORDER:
Some TVs or other appliances generate strong magnetic fields. Do not place this appliance on top of the
recorder as it may cause picture disturbance.
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■ Cassettes marked “S-VHS” and “VHS” can be used with this video cassette recorder. However, S-VHS
recordings are possible only with cassettes marked “S-VHS”.
By using the S-VHS ET function, it is possible to record and play black with S-VHS picture quality on
VHS cassettes with this recorder.
■ VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation. The
VIDEO Plus+ system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
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safety first
Some Do’s And Don’ts
On The Safe Use Of Equipment
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like
any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be
assured.
DO
DO
read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your
equipment.
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is
damaged in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is
designed for unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the
equipment and make sure that your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements may
need to be made for infirm or handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of road safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings.
Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws — to ensure complete safety
always fit the manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the
instructions.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.
ABOVE ALL...
— NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in
the case — this could result in a fatal electrical shock;
— NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe than
sorry!
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Contents
Diagrams of Equipment ................................ 6
Equipment Key ............................................. 7
Welcome to JVC ............................................8
Three-Step Quick Start ............................... 10
Basic Features ............................................ 13
Advanced Features ..................................... 27
Subsidiary Information .............................. 53
List of Terms .............................................. 57
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diagrams of equipment
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equipment key
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Diagram Key
7 VCR Indicator lights when
the VCR is in the video mode.
At this point, the TV
automatically enters AV mode.
* DECODER function is not available in the
REMOTE CONTROL
1 TV Button enables Remote
Control of your JVC TV.
2 TV/VCR Button switches
connected TV’s mode between
TV and AV.
3 rButton
‘reviews’ timer-recorded
programme.
4 Number Keys are used in
preset position selection and
the VIDEO Plus+ Timer
Programming.
5 PDC Button enables/
disables PDC recording.
UK.
4 L-1 IN/OUT Connector
enables AV connection to TV
or second VCR.
5 AUDIO OUT (L/R)
Connectors enable connection
of audio cassette recorder, TV
or second VCR for dubbing.
6 RF. OUT Connector enables
connection to aerial terminal
of TV receiver.
VCR DISPLAY PANEL
1 c Indicator lights when
the c button has been
pressed to engage Timer
mode.
2 Play Indicator lights up
during playback; blinks during
Repeat Playback or when
using Next Function Memory
for playback.
3 Record Indicator lights up
during recording; blinks
during Instant Timer
Recording.
4 Channel Display shows
preset position where the
station currently being
received is stored.
Mode shows external input
mode selected (L-1 or L-2)
Clock Display shows
current time.
Preset Position* (or Mode)
and Clock Display appear
alternately when b is
pressed.
* Preset Position (or Mode) is
not displayed during playback.
5 REVIEW Indicator blinks
after timer-recording and
shows how many programmes
have been timer-recorded.
6 S-VHS Indicator lights
when a cassette marked
S-VHS is inserted with S-VHS
mode set to ‘ON’, when an
S-VHS-recorded tape or
S-VHS ET-recorded tape is
played back, or when S-VHS
ET mode is engaged.
REAR PANEL
1 Mains Power Cord
supplies power to VCR.
2 ANT. IN Connector
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enables connection of aerial.
3 L-2 IN/DECODER
Connector enables connection
of satellite receiver or second
recorder.
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* VPS (Video Programme
System) recording is not currently
available in the U.K. and not
possible with this VCR.
6 x Button cancels timerprogramme.
0000 Button resets
counter on the on-screen
display to ‘0:00:00’.
7 STOP +/– Button inputs
programme Stop Time.
8 START +/– Button
accesses Regular Program
screen; inputs programme
Start Time.
9 PROG Button accesses
VIDEO Plus+ Program screen.
10 C Button accesses
Program screens/displays to
check the programme that you
have programmed (next
programme’s information
screen appears each time
button is pressed).
11 < Button — same as
button on VCR.
12 T Button starts recording
in combination with the .
Button on the Remote
Control.
13 S Button stops tape.
14 m Button accesses
Menu screen.
15 AB Buttons are
used for selection in on-screen
menus.
TV PR +/– Buttons selects
the connected JVC TV's
channel.
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16 STANDBY/ON o Button
— same as button on VCR.
17 AUDIO Button changes
output sound mode.
(TV Muting) Button
mutes sound of connected JVC
TV.
18 b(Display) Button
switches display between
clock time and Preset
Position* (or Mode).
* Preset Position (or Mode) is not
displayed during playback.
19 DAILY Button enables
timer recording of daily
serials.
20 WEEKLY Button enables
timer recording of weekly
serials.
21 AUX Button selects VCR’s
auxiliary input mode.
22 c Button engages timerstandby mode.
23 DATE +/– Button inputs
date of programme for timer
recording.
24 PR +/– Button selects a
preset position.
25 Auto Tracking Button
enables/disables auto
tracking mode during
playback.
/ Button selects tape
speed.
26 3 Button
initiates a 30-second period of
fast-motion playback.
27 . Button — same as
button on VCR.
28 > Button — same as
button on VCR.
29 | Button — same as
button on VCR.
30
Button enters
selections made in on-screen
menus.
Button — Shows
current VCR status on the TV
screen if O.S.D is set to ON.
31 D E Buttons initiate
functions such as Index
Search, variable-speed search,
frame by frame playback.
+/– Buttons control
TV
volume of connected JVC TV.
3 OK
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FRONT PANEL
1 STANDBY/ON o Button
turns VCR on/off (loading a
cassette also turns power on).
2 Cassette Loading Slot is
where cassette is inserted;
door closes.
3 VIDEO Input Connector
enables easy connection of
video output from another
VCR or camcorder for editing.
4 AUDIO Input Connector
[L] enables easy connection
of audio output (mono) from
another VCR, camcorder or
other source for editing.
5 AUDIO Input Connector
[R] enables easy connection
of audio output (Hi-Fi) from
another VCR, camcorder or
other source for editing.
6 § Button stops tape;
ejects tape during Stop mode.
7 S-VHS ET Button enables/
disables S-VHS ET mode.
8 Display Panel provides
clear view of various displays
and indicators.
9 Infrared Beam Receiving
Window is where Remote
Control should be aimed when
in use.
10 PR+/- Button selects a
preset position.
11 T Button starts regular
recording (press once), Instant
Timer Recording (press twice);
sets duration of ITR.
12 | Button stops tape
temporarily during recording;
stops tape temporarily during
playback; plays back frame by
frame with each additional
press.
13 . Button plays back tape;
cancels Pause, Still, Slow,
Search modes.
14 < Button rewinds
the tape; initiates high-speed
reverse search.
15 > Button fastforwards tape; initiates highspeed forward search.
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welcome to jvc
before you start
Welcome to JVC
Please read the SAFETY
FIRST on pages 2–4
it tells you about some
safety points
Thank you for choosing JVC.
Refer to the diagrams on
pages 6–7 when reading
through these
instructions
We hope that you will get many hours of enjoyment from your new unit.
Refer to the List of
Terms on page 57 if you
need an explanation for
any terms in this manual
In just three easy steps you will be ready to enjoy the exceptional performance of your new VCR. More detailed instructions begin on page 10. They
will explain how to use the many sophisticated features this VCR boasts.
connector cover
Getting Everything Ready
Attach the provided
connector cover when you
do not use the front panel
connector
To attach it, insert the
cover’s left tab to the VCR’s
front panel connector part,
then push in the cover’s
right side
To remove it, press the
cover’s “PUSH-OPEN’ part
check the contents Unpack the box and place the VCR on a flat, stable surface.
Check that you have the items shown below.
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remote control
S-VHS
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The Remote Control can
operate most of your VCR’s
functions, as well as basic
functions of JVC TV sets.
(See page 7.)
S-VHS
VCR
REVIEW
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PR
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Video Cassette Recorder
TV
When inserting the
batteries, be sure to insert
in the correct directions as
indicated under the battery
cover.
TV/VCR
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DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
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AUX
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RF Cable
Depending on the type of
JVC TV, some or all
functions cannot be
operated using the Remote
Control.
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
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ENTER/EN
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OK
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MENU
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TV PR +
TV
If the Remote Control
doesn’t work properly,
remove its batteries, wait a
short time, replace the
batteries and then try
again.
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Infrared Remote
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VCR/ TV
welcome to jvc
GETTING EVERYTHING READY (continued)
connect cables Connect the cables as indicated in the diagram (below), using
the TV Aerial Cable, the RF Cable and the 21-pin SCART Cable (not provided).
RF Cable
(provided)
TV Aerial
Cable
(not
provided)
21-pin SCART Cable
(not provided)
scart and rf
SCART is a
recommended option
because its use
improves the quality of
the picture.
If connecting to a stereo
TV you will need a
SCART cable.
There are several types
of SCART cables, fullywired and others.
Mains Power
Cord
ENTREE
ANT. IN
L-2
ENTREE/DECODEUR
IN/DECODER
L-1
SORTIE
OUT
ENTREE/SORTIE
IN/OUT
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ANTENNE
SORTIE
RF OUT
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Back of VCR
Mains Outlet
If you use a SCART
cable, you must also
connect the RF cable.
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*DECODER function is not available in the UK.
You are now ready to start the Three-Step Quick Start which begins on the next
page.
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three-step quick start
Three-Step Quick Start
Auto Setup
before you start
Check that the VCR is
turned off and no
cassette is inserted
START AUTO SETUP
Press the o button. If ‘Auto’ appears on the display panel, press OK (or E).
what will happen? The display panel on the front of the VCR will show the
word ‘Auto’. Do not press any button on the VCR or the Remote Control.
Load the batteries into
the Remote Control
Refer to the Remote
Control diagram
on pages 6–7
S-VHS
VCR
REVIEW
Auto Setup is running: don’t
touch any buttons
The VCR is automatically setting up the tuner
channels, clock, the VIDEO Plus+ system assigned
Guide Program numbers and the video channel.
This only happens the first time that the VCR is
turned on.
rf and scart connection If you have chosen to
Unless indicated
otherwise, use the
buttons on the Remote
Control
AUTO SET
PLEASE WAIT
[MENU]: EXIT
Check that the
connection is completed
Turn on the TV
ENTER/EN
TRE
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OK
PR +
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connect the VCR to the TV with both the RF Cable
and a 21-pin SCART Cable (not provided) and the
TV set is in its AV mode (see the TV manual), you
will see the following information displayed on
your TV screen:
Your TV screen during Auto Setup if SCART is used
SELECT THE VIDEO CHANNEL
When Auto Setup has finished, you will see the following display panel on your VCR:
rf cable only If you have only used the RF
S-VHS
VCR
Cable to connect the VCR to the TV, you will
REVIEW
see this display. The number is the channel on
the TV that the Auto Setup has chosen to be the
video channel. In the example, we have presumed that channel 36 is vacant and
have set the VCR to 36:
Now tune the TV set to channel 36 (refer to TV manual if
necessary); you should see two vertical white bars appear
on the TV screen. If the bars do not appear or are not
clear, choose another vacant channel pressing PR button
on the Remote Control and try again. If you cannot
obtain the vertical white bars on any channel between 22
and 69, consult your local JVC dealer.
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S-VHS
3 OK
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VCR
to connect the VCR to the TV with both the RF
REVIEW
Cable and a 21-pin SCART Cable (not provided),
you need to press the PR button on the Remote Control until the figure reads ‘– –’.
This is because you will use the TV in AV mode to view video pictures and therefore do not need a dedicated video channel.
FINISH AUTO SETUP
Press
and move on to Step 2 to check the results.
oops! If there is a power cut or you accidentally press a button during Auto
Setup, turn the VCR off and then on again. Re-perform Auto Setup.
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Check the Results
When Auto Setup finishes, you will see one of the three following examples on
the VCR display panel:
The Preset Positions and the Clock have been set successfully
Go straight to Step 3 (20:00 used as example only).
The Preset Positions have been set successfully but the Clock has not
Perform Clock Set on page 51.
Go to Step 3.
Neither the Preset Positions or the Clock have been set successfully
Make sure the cables are connected properly to the VCR and turn
the VCR off and then on again. Try Auto Set Up again.
Finish Off
Select the Video channel or AV mode, then make sure that all necessary stations
have been stored in the VCR’s memory by using the A and B buttons.
If station names (ID — 墌 pg. 49) have also been stored in the VCR’s memory, the
station name will be displayed at the top left corner of the TV screen for about 5
seconds each time you select a different channel via the VCR.
ENTER/EN
TRE
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3
/
OK
MENU
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TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
The VCR is now set up. You can now use it to play and record.
IMPORTANT
• re-running setup Auto Setup may not behave as described if it has already
been run on the VCR. This is because some of the information gathered on the
first Auto Setup- is retained in memory and that part of the process may be
skipped by the VCR.
• bad reception In certain reception conditions, station names may not be
stored correctly, and Guide Program Numbers may not be set properly. If this
happens, when you timer-record a TV programme using the VIDEO Plus+
system, the VCR will record a TV programme of a different station. When
programming the timer using the VIDEO Plus+ system, be sure to check that
the preset position corresponding to the broadcasting station you wish to
record has been selected (墌 pg. 21, VIDEO Plus+ Timer Programming).
• duplicate stations You may be able to receive the same station from two
different transmitters in which case Auto Setup will detect and store both. It is
normal for one transmitter to give you a better quality picture than the other; to
delete those stations which have a poor picture 墌 Delete A Channel on page 47.
• manual station setting If any of the above problems occur, refer to
pages 47 – 48 to input station names (墌 Change Station Name). You can also
change station preset positions (墌 Change Station Preset Position).
• rf connections In certain reception conditions, the Video Channel may not
be set correctly and interference may appear in the TV picture while the VCR’s
power is on. Set your Video Channel manually. (墌 pg. 44, Video Channel Set)
TV
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ENTER/EN
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TV PR +
TV
TV
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T V PR –
IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTY WITH THE ABOVE PROCEDURES CALL THE JVC
CUSTOMER SERVICE HOT LINE ON 0870 330 5000
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Basic
Features
Playback..................................................... 14
Playback Features ...................................... 16
Recording ................................................... 18
VIDEO Plus+® Timer Programming ............ 21
Express Timer Programming ...................... 24
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basic features
Playback
Playback is the most basic operation possible with your VCR. Audio-visual
information recorded on a cassette will be played back on your TV screen
just like a broadcast programme.
Load a Video Cassette
before you start
Turn the TV on
Tune the TV to your
Video Channel or to its
AV mode
Make sure that the window side of the cassette is facing up and the spine label is
facing away from the VCR. Insert the cassette as shown in the diagram below;
don’t use too much force. If the VCR was turned off before you inserted the
cassette, the power will come on automatically.
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ntsc tapes
If an NTSC tape is
played, ‘NTSCaPAL’
appears on screen for
about 5 seconds
Some TVs will shrink
the picture and place
black bars at the top and
bottom of the screen.
This is not a malfunction
but you may lose some
on-screen information
The picture may roll up
or down. Correct this by
adjusting the vertical
hold on the TV set
The counter and tape
remaining times will be
incorrect
The picture will be
distorted during search,
still or frame-by-frame
playback
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VCR
REVIEW
-
PR
+
The counter on the TV screen will reset to read
‘0:00:00’. If the record safety tab on the video
cassette has been removed, playback begins
automatically.
Play
If the cassette that you inserted does not start playing automatically, press the .
button on the VCR or the Remote Control. ‘bESt’ appears blinking in the display
panel during automatic tracking (墌 pg. 28).
Stop & Eject
stop Press the § button on the VCR or the S button on the Remote
Control once to stop playback.
eject Press the § button on the VCR a second time to eject the cassette
from the VCR. The cassette will take about 6 seconds to appear once the §
button has been pressed.
NOTE: You can also eject the cassette while the VCR is turned off.
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Rewind and Fast Forward
During Stop Mode:
rewind Press the < button on the VCR or on the Remote Control.
fast forward Press the > button on the VCR on the Remote Control.
Video Heads Cleaning
The heads get dirty in the following cases:
•
•
•
•
in an environment prone to extreme temperature or humidity.
in a dusty environment.
flaw, dirt or mold on video tapes.
continuous usage for a long time.
Use a dry cleaning cassette — JVC TCL-2 — in the following cases:
•
•
•
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Rough, poor picture appears while a tape is played back.
The picture is unclear or no picture appears.
‘USE CLEANING CASSETTE’ appears on the screen (only with ‘O.S.D.’
set to ‘ON’ (墌 pg. 40).
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Playback Features
Pause During Playback
Press the | button on the VCR or the Remote Control.
• If the paused picture on the TV screen jumps vertically, press the PR button
on the Remote Control until the picture is steady.
• Press . to resume playback.
Single Frame Movement
You can move backward or forward from the still picture in one of two ways:
method one Press the | button on the Remote Control. Each time the |
button is pressed, the frame will move forward one frame.
method two Press D or E on the Remote Control. Each time one of
these buttons is pressed, the frame will advance or move back one frame.
• Press . to resume playback.
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Slow Motion
This VCR will play your cassette forwards or backwards in slow motion. You can
make it do this in one of two ways:
1 PROG
MENU
?
30 SEC
method one During still picture, press and hold | on the Remote Control for
2 seconds, then release. Press and release | again to return to still picture.
method two During still picture, press and hold the D or E button on
the Remote Control. The picture will return to still when you release the button.
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3 OK
TV PR +
TE
• If the slow motion picture on the TV screen jumps vertically, press the PR
button on the Remote Control until the picture is steady.
• Press . to resume playback.
PR
TV
TV/VCR
– –:– –
AUDIO
1
2
4
5
3
2
VPS/PDC
6
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
0000
AUX
9
Variable Speed Search
4
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
?
1 PROG
MENU
30 SEC
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
During playback, press the D or E button on the Remote Control. The
more times that you press either button, the faster the rate of search. To decrease
the speed of search, press the button for the opposite direction.
3 OK
+
TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
• Press . to resume playback.
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3
OK
/
MENU
+
TV PR +
TV
High Speed Search
TV
–
T V PR –
remote control During playback or still picture, press the > on the
Remote Control for forward high speed search, or the < button for reverse
high speed search. If either button is pressed for more than 2 seconds, normal
playback will resume the moment you release the button.
• Press . to resume playback.
NOTES:
In the search, still, slow motion or frame-by-frame playback mode
• The picture will be distorted
• The noise bars will appear
• There will be a loss of colour with an LP-recorded tape.
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Recording
TV signals being received by the recorder’s built in tuner can be recorded
onto a video tape. You can ‘capture’ a TV programme using your VCR.
Choose a Programme
Press PR +/– or the number keys on the Remote Control to select the channel
that you wish to record.
before you start
Turn the TV on
Tune the TV to your
Video Channel or to its
AV mode
Set the Tape Speed
Press /. The current setting for the tape speed appears on the on-screen
display or the VCR display panel for about 5 seconds. Press /again to
change the setting while tape speed is displayed. You can choose Standard Play
(SP) or Long Play (LP). The picture quality on LP recordings will not be as high
as on SP recordings, but the tape will last longer.
Choose a blank
cassette which has the
record safety tab still in
place
Start Recording
Record
Safety Tab
There are two ways to start recording:
Load the cassette into
the VCR (see page 14)
1 PROG
?
method one Press and hold T and then press . on the Remote Control.
30 SEC
method two Press T on the VCR.
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
Pause and Resume During Recording
3 OK
MENU
TV PR +
TV
TV/VCR
– –:– –
AUDIO
1
2
4
5
On either the VCR or the Remote Control, press | to temporarily stop recording
and press . to resume. You cannot change the preset position on the VCR while
it is recording but you can while it is paused (see Choose a Programme at the top
of this page).
3
2
VPS/PDC
6
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
0000
AUX
9
4
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
1 PROG
MENU
?
30 SEC
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3 OK
+
TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
TE
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TV/VCR
Notes on Recording
AU
2
When using both the RF and SCART connections, you can switch between TV
and VCR by pressing the TV/VCR button on the Remote Control.
– –:– –
O
3
If the tape reaches its end during recording, the recording stops and “U” and
“,” on the display panel blink. Press S/0on the VCR to eject the tape or press
1 to rewind the tape.
TV
TV/VCR
– –:– –
AUDIO
1
2
3
4
5
6
2
VPS/PDC
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
0000
AUX
9
4
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
?
1 PROG
MENU
Display Tape Remaining Time
30 SEC
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3 OK
+
TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
Press the bbutton so that the tape remaining time is shown on the TV
screen with ‘REMAIN’ indication. The on-screen information will disappear
after about 5 seconds.
7
0000
non-standard tapes Sometimes, a tape will not conform to the standards
accepted by this VCR. In such cases the tape remaining time may not appear
immediately, be incorrect or simply show as ‘– – : – –’.
TE
PR
Change Display Information
By pressing the bbutton repeatedly, you can change the display on the VCR
between the clock time and the preset position. The preset position cannot be
shown during playback.
Resetting the Counter
Press the bbutton so that the counter display appears on the TV screen.
While the display is shown, press the 0000 button. You can reset the counter to
‘0:00:00’ before starting playback or recording.
Record a Programme While Watching Another
Once you have started recording all you need to do is use the controls on your
TV set to tune to a different programme. The programme set using the PR
button on the Remote Control is the one which will be recorded.
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Recording Resume Function
If there is a power cut during recording (or Instant Timer Recording or timer
recording), the recording will resume automatically when power is restored to
the VCR unless the VCR’s memory backup has expired.
Instant Timer Recording
This method allows you to quickly set the VCR to record in 30 minute increments.
start recording Press T on the VCR once. If left in this state, the VCR will
keep recording until the tape runs out.
engage instant timer recording Press T again and the display panel will
show a flashing Record indicator (U) and ‘0:30’. This means that the VCR will
record for 30 minutes on the programme already selected and then stop automatically.
increase time Each time T is pressed, the time limit is increased by 30 min-
utes to a maximum of 6 hours.
This function only works with the T button on the VCR, not the Remote
Control.
If the tape reaches its end during recording, the recording stops and “U” and
“,” on the display panel blink. Press S/0 on the VCR to eject the tape or press
1 to rewind the tape.
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VIDEO Plus +®
Timer Programming
The VIDEO Plus+ system uses the code numbers – called PlusCode numbers
– printed after each programme in your TV listings guide. These are a kind of
shorthand for video recorders and using them automatically sets your VCR
to record the correct programme, channel and time.
before you start
Make sure that the
VCR’s clock is set
correctly
Insert a cassette with
the safety tab in place
Get to the VIDEO Plus + Screen
Turn on the TV and
select the Video channel
or the AV Mode
Press p. You will see the following TV screen information.
PLUSCODE NO.
[0–9] a VIDEO PLUS+PROG
[+/–] : EXPRESS PROGRAMMING
[PROG] : EXIT
Enter the PlusCode Number
PLUSCODE NO.
56781234
1 PROG
[0–9] a k
[x]: DELETE
[PROG]: EXIT
7
Press the number keys on the Remote Control to
enter the PlusCode number of the programme you
wish to record. If you make a mistake, press x to
delete the incorrect number and then enter the
correct one.
0000
TV
TV/VCR
– –:– –
AUDIO
1
2
4
5
3
2
VPS/PDC
6
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
0000
AUX
9
4
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
1 PROG
MENU
?
30 SEC
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3 OK
+
TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
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Check the Results
1 PROG
3 OK
-P2PLUSCODE NO.
56781234
START
STOP
-P121:00
22:00
SP
VPS/PDC OFF
DATE
TV PROG
25.12
1
BBC1
4
VPS/PDC
7
0000
k: OK
TV/VCR
AU
/
Press
. The VIDEO Plus+ Program screen
appears.
Make sure that the preset number displayed is the
one that you want. If it is incorrect, the wrong
programme will be recorded. If it is incorrect see
the section titled Guide Program Numbers.
(墌 pg. 52)
2
3 OK
3
2
5
6
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
8
/
guide prog set If GUIDE PROG SET screen
appears, press the A and B buttons to input the preset position
number on which your VCR receives that station, then press
(orE).
Program screen appears.
– –:– –
O
errors If the PlusCode number you entered is invalid, ERROR appears on the TV
screen.
9
4
AUX
0
set tape speed You can change the tape speed between Standard Play (SP)
and Long Play (LP) by pressing /.
set pdc mode Press PDC (number key 7) to change between ON and OFF.
TV
TV/VCR
1
– –:– –
AUDIO
3
2
2
4
5
VPS/PDC
6
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
0000
AUX
9
4
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
1 PROG
?
30 SEC
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3 OK
MENU
Programme Delivery Control (PDC) is a service designed to ensure that timer
recording still works in the event of a change in time of broadcast. If you set PDC
to ON, your VCR will be turned on not by its own timer but by a signal
transmitted by the broadcaster. This means that if an advertised programme is
delayed, your VCR will still record it properly.
+
TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
change stop time Press STOP +/–. You can compensate for anticipated
changes in schedule using this method.
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3
/
OK
serial recording To set the VCR to record the same programme on a daily
(Monday-Friday) or weekly basis, press DAILY (number key 8) or WEEKLY
(number key 9) to turn the function on. Pressing the same key again turns the
function off. You will see your selection appear on the TV screen.
PR +
EXPRESS
?
30 S
capacity You can set this VCR to timer record up to eight programmes. If you
try to enter a ninth, PROGRAM FULL appears on the screen.
RT
UT
STOP
FIN
DA
EXPRESS
Return to Normal Screen
3 OK
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/
Press p or
. PROGRAM COMPLETED appears on the TV screen for
about 5 seconds, then the normal TV screen appears.
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Engage Timer Mode
You must now put the VCR into Timer Mode by pressing c otherwise no
recording will take place. Make sure that the VCR turns off automatially. c will
appear on the display panel. To disengage the Timer Mode, press c again.
9
4
If a video tape with the safety tab removed is loaded, c, Play indicator (,) and
Record indicator (U) will flash. Insert another tape with the safety tab in place to
record!
TV
TV/VCR
– –:– –
AUDIO
1
2
4
5
3
If no video tape is loaded, c indicator will flash. Insert a tape to record!
2
VPS/PDC
6
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
0000
AUX
9
4
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
1 PROG
MENU
?
30 SEC
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3 OK
+
TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
If the tape reaches its end during timer recording, the recording stops and “c”,
“U” and “,” on the display panel blink. Press TIMER to disengage timer, then
press STOP/EJECT ( S/0)on the VCR to eject the tape or press o then press
REW (1) to rewind the tape.
7
0000
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Express Timer
Programming
before you start
If you do not know the PlusCode number for the programme that you wish to
record, follow the instructions below to manually set your VCR to record.
Make sure that the
VCR’s clock is set
correctly
Get to the Programme Screen
Insert a cassette with
the safety tab in place
Press p then press START +/–.
– P1 –
START
Turn on the TV and
select the Video channel
or the AV Mode
- -:- -
STOP
- -:- -
a
SP
DATE
VPS/PDC OFF
TV PROG
--
- -.- [+/–] a k
[PROG]: EXIT
START
DEBUT
RT
UT
ST
F
STOP
FIN
Enter Programme Details
DA
EXPRESS
START
DEBUT
– P1 –
OP
N
DATE
P
START
21:00
SP
DATE
EXPRESS
- -.- TE
a
STOP
- -:- -
VPS/PDC OFF
TV PROG
--
STOP
FIN
[+/–] a k
[PROG]: EXIT
PR
DATE
4
set start time Use the START +/– button to
enter the start time.
VPS/PDC
set stop time Use the STOP +/– button to
enter the stop time.
set date Use the DATE +/– button to adjust
the date (current date will automatically
appear).
7
0000
PR
set programme Use the PR +/– button to
enter the programme required.
TV
TV/VCR
– –:– –
AUDIO
1
2
3
4
5
6
set tape speed You can change the tape speed between Standard Play (SP)
2
VPS/PDC
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
0000
AUX
9
and Long Play (LP) by pressing /.
4
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
1 PROG
?
30 SEC
set pdc mode Press PDC (number key 7) to change between ON and OFF.
MENU
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3 OK
+
TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
EXPRESS
1 PROG
?
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Programme Delivery Control (PDC) is a service designed to ensure that timer
recording still works in the event of a change in time of broadcast. If you set PDC
to ON, your VCR will be turned on not by its own timer but by a signal
transmitted by the broadcaster. This means that if an advertised programme is
delayed, your VCR will still record it properly.
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satellite receiver users To timer-record a satellite broadcast using Express
Timer Programming:
• Set the satellite receiver to the appropriate channel before the selected
programme begins.
• Leave the satellite receiver’s power on.
For memory capacity and Serial Programming, see VIDEO Plus+ Timer Programming on page 21.
Return to Normal Screen
3 OK
1 PROG
7
/
Press p or
. PROGRAM COMPLETED appears on the TV screen for
about 5 seconds, then the normal TV screen appears.
Engage Timer Mode
0000
You must now put the VCR into Timer Mode by pressing c otherwise no
recording will take place. c will appear on the display panel. To disengage the
Timer Mode, press c again.
8
AUX
0
If a video tape with the safety tab removed is loaded, c, Play indicator (,) and
Record indicator (U) will flash. Insert another tape with the safety tab in place to
record!
9
4
If no video tape is loaded, c indicator will flash. Insert a tape to record!
TV
TV/VCR
– –:– –
AUDIO
1
2
3
4
5
6
2
VPS/PDC
DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
0000
AUX
9
4
If the tape reaches its end during timer recording, the recording stops and “c”,
“U” and “,” on the display panel blink. Press TIMER to disengage timer, then
press STOP/EJECT ( S/0)on the VCR to eject the tape or press o then press
REW (1) to rewind the tape.
0
START
DEBUT
STOP
FIN
DATE
PR
EXPRESS
1 PROG
MENU
?
30 SEC
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3 OK
+
TV PR +
TV
TV
–
T V PR –
ENTER/EN
TRE
E
3
/
OK
PR +
TE
PR
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Check, Cancel & Change Programmes
Press c, then press o to disengage the timer
mode.
review the programmes Press C. The TV
screen will display a list of the programmes set for
timer recording (screen A).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
[
START
8:00
10:00
11:30
STOP
10:00
10:45
13:00
CH
3
2
1
DATE
24.12
25.12
25.12
]: NEXT
Pressing C again will cycle through each of the
entries in the VCR’s memory (screen B).
Screen A
cancel a programme Press x to cancel a
programme.
change a programme Use the START +/–,
– P1 –
START
8:00
SP
DATE
24.12
STOP +/–, DATE +/–, PR +/–, /, DAILY, WEEKLY
and PDC buttons as necessary.
return to normal screen Press C as many
times as necessary.
return to timer mode If there are still
programmes to be recorded, press c.
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[
a
STOP
10:00
VPS/PDC OFF
TV PROG
3
ITV
]: NEXT
Screen B
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Advanced
Features
Picture Quality .......................................... 28
Recording According To Tape Type.............. 30
The B.E.S.T. Picture System ...................... 32
Sound Modes ............................................ 33
Finding Specific Scenes ............................ 34
Editing ....................................................... 35
Other Functions ......................................... 40
Connection to a Stereo System .................. 43
Video Channel Set ..................................... 44
Tuner Set ................................................... 45
Clock Set .................................................... 51
Guide Program Numbers ........................... 52
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advanced features
Picture Quality
Manual Tracking
Your VCR is equipped with automatic tracking control. This will
be adequate for most tapes and will automatically adjust the
tracking to suit the particular tape in use but if you insert an old
or worn tape, it may be necessary to manually adjust the tracking in order to get the best picture. If automatic tracking fails, you will notice noise bars appearing across the picture; you can correct this by manually overriding the tracking using the following steps.
override automatic tracking During playback, press / on the Remote Control to
engage manual tracking.
adjust tracking manually Use the PR + or – buttons to adjust the tracking manually.
NOTES:
• Press / again to re-engage automatic tracking.
• When a new tape is inserted, the VCR returns to automatic tracking.
Video Stabilizer
You can automatically correct vertical vibrations in the picture when playing back unstable
recordings made on another VCR. The default setting is OFF.
get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MODE SET using the
3 OK
/
A and B buttons and press
(or E).
select video stabilizer mode Move the highlight bar to
3 OK
/
VIDEO STABILIZER using the A and B buttons. Press
(or E) to set to ON.
return to normal screen Press m.
MODE SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP a LP TIMER
POWER SAVE
F VIDEO STABILIZER
NEXT PAGE
[1] a k
NOTES:
[MENU]: EXIT
• When you finish viewing a tape, be sure to set this function
to OFF.
• Regardless of the setting, this function has no effect during
recording and during special effects playback.
• The on-screen display may jitter vertically when this function is set to ON.
• To watch recordings with close-caption, set this function to OFF.
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ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
advanced features
Picture Control
This feature allows you to select the most appropriate picture quality according to the type of
tape or use of this VCR. The default setting is AUTO.
get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MODE SET using the
3 OK
/
A and B buttons and press
(or E).
3 OK
/
select picture control mode Move the highlight bar to PICTURE CONTROL using the A
(or E) to select the desired mode:
and B buttons. Press
• AUTO (NORM) Provides optimised picture benefits of
B.E.S.T. Picture System. When B.E.S.T. is OFF, PICTURE
CONTROL switches automatically from AUTO to NORM.
• EDIT Minimizes picture degradation during editing (recording or playback).
• SOFT Reduces image coarseness when viewing overplayed
tapes containing lots of noise.
• SHARP Clearer, sharper-edged picture when viewing
images with lots of flat, same-coloured surfaces such as
cartoons.
MODE SET
B.E.S.T.
F PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP a LP TIMER
POWER SAVE
VIDEO STABILIZER
NEXT PAGE
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
return to normal screen Press m.
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ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
29
30
advanced features
Recording According To
Tape Type
Super VHS ET (S-VHS ET)
This function allows you to record in SP mode on VHS tapes with S-VHS picture quality. Tapes
recorded using this function can be played back on a VCR equipped with the S-VHS ET function.
• You can activate this function only before you start recording on a VHS tape.
• Before recording, make sure that B.E.S.T. is set to ON. (墌 pg. 32)
engage s-vhs et mode Press the S-VHS ET button on the VCR. The S-VHS ET indicator on
the VCR’s front panel lights up.
• The S-VHS indicator lights up on the display panel.
• To disengage the S-VHS ET mode, press S-VHS ET. The S-VHS ET indicator goes off.
start recording Press and hold T and press . on the Remote Control (or press T on the
VCR).
NOTES:
• Use of high grade tapes is essential for S-VHS ET recordings. On some tapes, picture quality
will not improve even if the S-VHS ET function is used. Check the recording quality before
you start important recordings.
• You cannot activate the S-VHS ET function ...
... while recording is in progress.
... while timer-recording or Instant Timer Recording (墌 pg. 20) is in progress.
... while B.E.S.T. (墌 pg. 32) is in progress.
• S-VHS ET does not work ...
... with S-VHS tapes.
... with recordings in LP mode.
• To keep the highest quality recording and playback pictures over a long period of time, S-VHS
recording on S-VHS tapes is recommended.
• You can play back S-VHS ET recordings on most S-VHS recorders and on VHS recorders
equipped with SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK) function. (Notice: some recorders are not
compatible with this function.)
• On some tapes noise may appear when playing back a tape recorded with this function. (If
playback picture becomes blurred or interrupted, use a cleaning cassette.)
• In the high-speed search, still, slow-motion or frame-by-frame playback modes (墌 pg. 16 –
17), noise may appear. If these modes are used frequently on a tape recorded with the S-VHS
ET function, the tape may be damaged and the picture may be deteriorated.
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Super VHS (S-VHS), S-VHS ET and VHS
Your VCR can record in S-VHS, S-VHS ET or VHS.
To record in S-VHS:
Perform the steps below to set S-VHS to ON. Then, insert a cassette marked ‘S-VHS’, the S-VHS
indicator will light on the display panel. The S-VHS recording mode will be selected.
To record in S-VHS ET on a VHS cassette:
See ‘Super VHS ET (S-VHS ET)’ on page 30.
To record in VHS:
Insert a cassette marked ‘VHS’. If the S-VHS ET indicator on the VCR is lit and the S-VHS ET
mode is activated, press S-VHS ET. The indicator goes off. The VHS recording mode will be
automatically selected regardless of the S-VHS mode setting.
To record in VHS on an S-VHS cassette:
Insert the cassette marked ‘S-VHS’, the S-VHS indicator will light on the display panel. Then,
perform the steps below to set the S-VHS to OFF; the S-VHS indicator will go out. The VHS
recording mode will be selected.
get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MODE SET using the
3 OK
/
A and B buttons and press
(or E).
select s-vhs mode Move the highlight bar to S-VHS using the A and B buttons. Press
/
3 OK
(or E) to set to ON or OFF.
return to normal screen Press m.
NOTE:
When playing back a tape that has been recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET, the S-VHS indicator
lights on the display panel regardless of the ‘S-VHS’ mode setting.
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The B.E.S.T.
Picture System
The Biconditional Equalised Signal Tracking (B.E.S.T.) System checks the
condition of the tape in use and compensates during recording and playback
to give the best picture quality possible. The default setting is ON.
about b.e.s.t.
Works in SP and LP
modes
Turning B.E.S.T. ON or OFF
Works before Timer
Recording
B.E.S.T. data is lost
when tape is ejected
get to the mode set screen Press m.
Move the highlight bar to MODE SET using the
A and B buttons and press
(or
E).
Pressing the T button on
VCR does not start Instant
Timer Recording while
B.E.S.T. is turned ON
MODE SET
F B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP a LP TIMER
POWER SAVE
VIDEO STABILIZER
NEXT PAGE
/
3 OK
select b.e.s.t. mode Move the highlight bar to
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
/
B.E.S.T. using the A and B buttons and
press
(or E) to set B.E.S.T. ON or OFF.
3 OK
ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
return to normal screen Press m.
Recording and Playback Using B.E.S.T.
recording Press and hold T and press . on the Remote Control (or press T on the VCR). The
VCR spends about 7 seconds assessing the condition of the tape and then begins recording.
S-VHS
VCR
REVIEW
S-VHS
VCR
REVIEW
a pause of 7 seconds a
During B.E.S.T.
B.E.S.T. complete
playback Press .. The VCR adjusts the playback picture quality
based on the condition of the tape in use. B.E.S.T. is active during Auto
Tracking. bESt appears on the VCR’s display panel.
S-VHS
VCR
REVIEW
Avoiding B.E.S.T. Time Delay
Since B.E.S.T. introduces a 7 second delay before recording starts, you may wish to compensate by
first pressing | and T together (this puts the VCR into RECORD PAUSE mode during which time
the VCR performs the B.E.S.T. tape assessment) and then pressing . when you wish to start
recording.
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Sound Modes
NICAM Stereo and Bilingual Broadcasts
This VCR is equipped with a digital stereo sound decoder (NICAM) which makes
the reception of stereo and bilingual broadcasts possible. When the VCR is tuned
to a different preset, the type of broadcast will be displayed on the TV screen for
a few seconds.
before you start
Set On Screen Display
(O.S.D.) to ON
(墌 pg. 40)
select stereo Press AUDIO until HIFI L l L R appears on the TV screen.
select bilingual Press AUDIO until HIFI L l or HIFI L R appears on the TV
screen (as required).
select standard To listen to standard monaural audio during a NICAM
broadcast, press AUDIO until NORM appears on the TV screen.
Soundtrack Selection
This VCR is capable of recording three soundtracks and will play back the one
that you select with the AUDIO button.
track
use
HI FI
L l L R Hi-Fi stereo pre-recorded tapes
HI FI
Main audio of bilingual tapes
Ll
HI FI
L R Sub-audio of bilingual tapes
NORM Audio-dubbed tapes
HI FI
NORM Audio-dubbed tapes
Notes
normal selection hi fi l l L r should normally be selected. In this mode,
Hi-Fi stereo tapes are played back in stereo and the normal audio track is played
back automatically for tapes which only have normal audio.
recording If the NICAM stereo signal is poor or unavailable, the VCR will
automatically record standard monoaural audio onto both the Hi-Fi and normal
audio tracks. This will eliminate possible audio interference.
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Finding Specific Scenes
Skip Search
During playback, press 3 up to 4 times. Each press of the 3 button will cause
the VCR to go into fast-motion playback for a period of 30 seconds. Normal playback resumes
automatically.
• To return to normal playback during a Skip Search, press ..
Index Search
Each time you record a programme, this VCR puts an index marker at the point that you started
recording. The VCR can fast wind to any one of nine index markers in either direction from the
point that you stop the tape.
NOTE:
Before starting, make sure the VCR is in the Stop mode.
finding first index marker Press D or E once. The TV screen will display [1 or ]1
and the VCR begins searching through the tape in the corresponding direction for the first index
marker from its current position.
finding subsequent index markers Press D or E the required number of times (e.g.
five). The TV screen will display [5 or ]5 and the VCR begins searching through the tape in the
corresponding direction for the fifth index marker from its current position.
Instant ReView
Pressing the rbutton causes the VCR to turn on,
S-VHS
rewind to the beginning of the last timer-recorded programme
VCR
REVIEW
and begin playback. The display panel tells you how many timerrecorded programmes are on the tape. If you have three, the
REVIEW indicator and ‘3’ blink on the display panel. To watch the first of these three
programmes, press rthree times. You can move back up to nine programmes from
your current position.
timer mode Instant ReView will not work while the VCR is in Timer mode.
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Editing
L-1 OUTPUT Setting
The L-1 IN/OUT connector delivers either a composite signal (regular video
signal) or a Y/C signal (a signal in which the luminance and chrominance signals
are separated). Set L-1 OUTPUT to the appropriate mode depending on the type of
unit connected to the rear panel L-1 IN/OUT connector of this VCR.
get to the output/input set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to
select mode Move the highlight bar to L-1
OUTPUT using the A and B buttons.
3 OK
/
Press
(or E) to select the desired mode:
3 OK
/
OUTPUT/INPUT SET using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
OUTPUT/INPUT SET
F L-1 OUTPUT
VIDEO
L-2 INPUT
VIDEO
FOR L-1 OUTPUT
• VIDEO : If a connected device’s input is
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
compatible only with regular
video signals, set to VIDEO.
• S-VIDEO : If a connected device’s input is
compatible with Y/C signals, set to
S-VIDEO. This setting will let you take advantage of higher-quality
S-VHS pictures. (For connection, be sure to use a 21-pin SCART
cable that is compatible with the Y/C signal.)
return to normal screen Press m.
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L-2 INPUT Setting
The L-2 IN/DECODER connector accepts either a composite signal (regular video
signal) or a Y/C signal (a signal in which the luminance and chrominance signals
are separated). Set L-2 INPUT to the appropriate mode depending on the output
signals of the connected unit.
get to the output/input set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to
3 OK
/
OUTPUT/INPUT SET using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
3 OK
/
select mode Move the highlight bar to L-2 INPUT using the A and B
(or E) to select the desired mode:
buttons. Press
FOR L-2 INPUT
• VIDEO : If a connected device’s output is
compatible only with regular
video signals, set to VIDEO.
• S-VIDEO : If a connected device’s output is
compatible with Y/C signals, set to
S-VIDEO. This setting will let you
take advantage of higher-quality
S-VHS pictures. (For connection,
be sure to use a 21-pin SCART
cable that is compatible with the
Y/C signal.)
return to normal screen Press m.
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OUTPUT/INPUT SET
L-1 OUTPUT
VIDEO
L-2 INPUT
VIDEO
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
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Editing Using Another VCR
connect up Connect the player’s 21-pin SCART connector to the recorder’s
21-pin SCART connector as illustrated.
A
When using your VCR as the player ...
... connect its L-1 IN/OUT connector to another VCR.
B
When using your VCR as the recorder ...
... connect its L-2 IN/DECODER or L-1 IN/OUT connector to another VCR.
set vcr’s input mode The recording VCR mode must be set to AUX. If this
VCR is the recorder, press AUX and/or PR to select L-1 (if you’ve used the L-1 IN/
OUT connector) or L-2 (if you’ve used the L-2 IN/DECODER connector). If this
VCR is the player, set O.S.D. to OFF. (墌 pg. 40)
set edit mode See Picture Control on page 29.
start source vcr Engage its PLAY mode.
start recording vcr Engage its RECORD mode.
NOTES:
• All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer.
• For Y/C signal input/output, be sure to use a 21-pin SCART cable that is
compatible with the Y/C signal.
• When you set PICTURE CONTROL to EDIT to dub tapes (墌 pg. 29), be sure to
select AUTO (or NORM when B.E.S.T. is set to OFF) after you finish dubbing the
tapes.
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A
Your VCR as the Player
TV Set
Your VCR
ENTREE
ANT. IN
L-2 ENTREE/DECODEUR
IN/DECODER
SORTIE
OUT
L-1 ENTREE/SORTIE
IN/OUT
R
AUDIO
ANTENNE
SORTIE
RF OUT
L
010
Video Channel
or AV Mode
21-pin SCART Cables
(not provided)
RF Cable
(provided)
Another VCR
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
B
Your VCR as the Recorder
Your VCR
TV Set
ENTREE
ANT. IN
L-2 ENTREE/DECODEUR
IN/DECODER
SORTIE
OUT
L-1 ENTREE/SORTIE
IN/OUT
R
AUDIO
ANTENNE
SORTIE
RF OUT
L
010
21-pin SCART Cables
(not provided)
RF Cable
(provided)
Another VCR
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Video Channel
or AV Mode
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Editing from a Camcorder
connect up Connect the Camcorder’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connector to the
VCR’s front panel AUDIO/VIDEO input connnectors.
set input mode Press AUX or PR so that F-1 appears in the place of a preset
position number.
set edit mode See Picture Control on page 29.
start camcorder Engage the camcorder’s PLAY mode.
start recorder Press T on the VCR.
Your VCR
/I
S-VHS
ET
S-VHS
VCR
REVIEW
-
PR
+
AUDIO Input
VIDEO
Input
Video Cable (not provided)
Audio Cable
(not provided)
VIDEO OUT
Camcorder
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Other Functions
On-Screen Display (O.S.D.)
This function allows you to turn the on-screen information ON or OFF.
get to the mode set screen Press m, move the highlight
MODE SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
F O.S.D.
AUTO SP a LP TIMER
POWER SAVE
VIDEO STABILIZER
NEXT PAGE
3 OK
/
bar to MODE SET using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
enable/disable osd The default setting for OSD is ON. Move
the highlight bar to OSD using the A and B buttons and
press
(or E) to toggle between ON and OFF.
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
/
3 OK
return to normal screen Press m.
GUIDE TO ON-SCREEN DISPLAY INFORMATION
$ 1
#
@
!
PR.1 BBC1
21:00
24.12.02
0
9
8
7
ST NICAM
VPS/PDC
HIFI
NORM
1 Operation mode
2
3
4
5
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Tape speed SP/LP/EP
(EP is for NTSC only)
NTSC playback display
Tape direction
Counter display
40
T|
t SP
NTSC a PAL
1¡
4
–1:23:45
REMAIN 10:00
6 Tape remaining time
7 Audio mode
8 Tape position indicator
9 VPS/PDC indicator
0 NICAM display
! Day/month/year
@ Current time
2
3
5
6
# Preset position number
$
and station name/
Auxiliary input mode
indicator (L-1 or L-2)
‘Cassette Loaded’
indicator
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ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
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Power Save Mode
You can reduce the power consumption while the VCR is turned off.
get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight
3 OK
/
bar to MODE SET using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
select power save mode Move the highlight bar to POWER
3 OK
/
SAVE using the A and B buttons. Press
select ON or OFF.
(or E) to
MODE SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP a LP TIMER
F POWER SAVE
VIDEO STABILIZER
NEXT PAGE
ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
return to normal screen Press m.
NOTES:
• During Power Save, the display panel will be turned off.
• The Just Clock function (墌 pg. 51) does not work while the Power Save mode is engaged.
• While the VCR is in the Power Save mode, the picture may be distorted momentarily when
you turn on/off the VCR.
• Power Save does not work when ...
... the VCR is in the Timer mode.
... the VCR’s power is turned off after timer-recording (or Instant Timer Recording).
Auto SP a LP Timer
When timer recording in SP mode, if the VCR calculates that there isn’t enough tape to record
the complete programme, it will automatically switch from SP to LP mode.
get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight
3 OK
/
bar to MODE SET using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
3 OK
/
enable/disable auto spalp timer Select AUTO SPaLP
(or
TIMER using the A and B buttons and press
E) to toggle between ON and OFF.
return to normal screen Press m.
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MODE SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
F AUTO SP a LP TIMER
POWER SAVE
VIDEO STABILIZER
NEXT PAGE
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[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
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Auto Timer
When the AUTO TIMER is set to ON, the timer is automatically engaged when the VCR power is
turned off and automatically disengaged when the VCR is powered back on.
get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight
3 OK
/
bar to MODE SET using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
enable/disable auto timer Select AUTO TIMER using the
3 OK
/
A and B buttons and press
between ON and OFF.
(or E) to toggle
MODE SET
B.E.S.T.
PICTURE CONTROL
F AUTO TIMER
O.S.D.
AUTO SP a LP TIMER
POWER SAVE
VIDEO STABILIZER
NEXT PAGE
ON
AUTO
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
return to normal screen Press m.
Auto Power Off/3H
When this function is set to “3H”, the recorder is turned off
automatically if no operation is done within 3 hours. “AUTO
POWER OFF IN 3 MIN” appears on the screen 3 minutes before
the recorder is turned off.
MODE SET
PREVIOUS PAGE
S-VHS
F AUTO POWER
ON
OFF
get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight
3 OK
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
/
bar to MODE SET using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
select auto power mode Move the highlight bar to AUTO
3 OK
/
POWER using the A and B buttons. Press
to select ON or OFF.
(or E)
return to normal screen Press m.
Repeat Playback
start repeat playback Press ., then press and hold . again for over 5 seconds, then release.
The Play indicator (#) will flash on the display panel and the VCR will automatically playback
and rewind the tape 100 times and then stop.
stop playback Pressing S, ., < or > stops repeat playback.
Next Function Memory
play To playback immediately after rewinding, press < and then . within 2 seconds.
power off To power off the VCR immediately after rewinding, press < and then o
within 2 seconds.
timer standby To put the VCR in timer standby mode immediately after rewinding, press
< and then c within 2 seconds.
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Connection to a Stereo
System
It is possible to connect your VCR to a suitably equipped stereo system and listen to the
soundtrack through the stereo system.
connect up Connect the AUDIO OUT L and R connecters on the VCR to the AUX IN or TAPE MONITOR
connecters on your stereo. See diagram below.
FM Tuner
CD Player
I
I I I I I I I I
I
I I
I
I
I I I I I I I I
I
I I
I
I I I I I I I I
I
I I
I
I
Stereo Amplifier
I
I
I
I
AUX IN or TAPE MONITOR
Audio Cable
(not provided)
Speaker
Television
Speaker
ENTREE
ANT. IN
L-2 ENTREE/DECODEUR
IN/DECODER
SORTIE
OUT
L-1ENTREE/SORTIE
IN/OUT
R
AUDIO
ANTENNE
SORTIE
RF OUT
L
010
Mains Outlet
*DECODER function is not available in the UK.
AUDIO OUT
Back of VCR
NOTES ON STEREO CONNECTIONS
speaker connections Make sure that you connect the L and R speakers in the right order.
nicam tv If you can receive NICAM TV broadcasts in your area, this VCR can record them independently of the TV set and play them back through the stereo.
volume When listening to sound through the connected stereo, turn the TV’s volume down to zero.
dynamic range This VCR has a Hi-Fi audio dynamic range of 80 dB. Check that your stereo is
capable of handling this level of input. If it cannot, you risk speaker damage.
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Video Channel Set
before you start
The power cord must be
plugged in and
connected to the VCR
The VCR must be turned
off and no cassette
inserted
The Remote Control
must have batteries
inserted
The TV set must be
turned on
The VCR can send picture signals to the TV set in one of two ways; RF
(ordinary cable included with this VCR) and AV (via a 21-pin SCART cable
available from TV and Hi-Fi dealers). Depending upon which method you
use, the VCR must have the correct method set up in order to work. The Auto
Setup procedure normally takes care of this but if for any reason this fails to
happen, the instructions below describe how to set the Video Channel
manually.
Access Video Channel Mode
Press and hold the S button on the VCR until
the display panel shows the following information:
S-VHS
VCR
REVIEW
Set Video Channel
for av connection Press B until the
display panel shows:
The Video Channel is now set to OFF.
Go to Step 3.
S-VHS
VCR
REVIEW
for rf connection Press A or B to
S-VHS
VCR
set the VCR to a vacant channel number
REVIEW
between 22 and 69 which is not occupied by any
station in your area (refer to station list on
page 49). In the example, we have presumed that channel 36 is vacant and have
set the VCR to 36:
Now tune the TV set to channel 36 (refer to TV manual if
necessary); you should see two vertical white bars appear
on the TV screen. If the bars do not appear or are not
clear, choose another vacant channel and try again. If you
cannot obtain the vertical white bars on any channel
between 22 and 69, consult your local JVC dealer.
Exit Video Channel Set Mode
3 OK
/
Press
.
To view pictures from your VCR you must now set your TV to either the Video
Channel or to AV mode, depending upon your choice above.
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Tuner Set
The VCR needs to find, identify and memorise all available stations in your area in order to
record programmes correctly. Once done, pressing the A or B buttons enables you
to jump to the available channels without going via any vacant channels. This channel
search can be done either automatically or manually. You should only need to perform
either of the following procedures if Auto Setup has failed to identify and record available
channels or you have moved to a new area.
Auto Channel Setup
get to the main menu Press m.
perform auto channel set Move the highlight bar to AUTO CH
3 OK
/
SET using the A and B buttons and press
MAIN MENU
(or E) twice.
MODE SET
F AUTO CH SET
MANUAL CH SET
OUTPUT/INPUT SET
INITIAL SET
rf and scart connection If you have chosen to connect the
VCR to the TV with both the RF Cable and a 21-pin SCART Cable
(not provided) and the TV set is in its AV mode (see the TV
manual), the AUTO SET screen will appear on the TV and remains
there for about 4–12 minutes while the VCR searches for receivable
stations. During Auto Channel Set the S mark on the screen moves
from left to right.
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
AUTO SET
PLEASE WAIT
The caption SCAN COMPLETED appears at the end of the process for
about 5 seconds.
[MENU]:EXIT
confirmation screen Once
Auto Channel Set has completed
its search, the confirmation screen will appear showing the details
(PR = Preset Number, CH = Channel Number and ID = Station
Name) of the TV stations that the process has found. The first
station will have a highlight bar over it and will be blinking. This
screen and the programme currently being broadcast on the
selected station will alternate at 8 second intervals. To view the
next channel, press the A and B buttons to move the
highlight bar to the required channel.
PR
CH
ID
01
26
BBC1
02
33
BBC2
03
23
ITV
04
30
CH4
05
37
CH5
06
---07
---[10]
a k: EDIT
a [x]: DELETE
[MENU]: EXIT
PR
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
CH
ID
----------------------
return to normal screen Press m.
NOTES ON CHANNEL RECEPTION
incorrect station id In certain reception conditions, station names may not be stored
correctly by the VCR and Auto Guide Program Number Set may not work properly. If the Guide
Program Numbers are not set, entering a PlusCode number, may result in an incorrect channel
being recorded.
poor reception The VCR memorises all stations found regardless of their quality. If a station’s
quality is poor, you can delete that station from the memory (see page 47).
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Manual Channel Setup
get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the
3 OK
/
highlight bar to MANUAL CH SET using the A and B buttons
and press
(or E).
MAIN MENU
MODE SET
AUTO CH SET
F MANUAL CH SET
INITIAL SET
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
select position Use the
M
3 OK
PR
CH
ID
01
26
BBC1
02
33
BBC2
ITV
03
23
04
30
CH4
05
37
CH5
06
---07
---[10]
a k: EDIT
a [x]: DELETE
[MENU]: EXIT
PR
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
CH
ID
----------------------
/
button on the Remote Control to move the highlight bar
to a vacant position then press
.
In this example, we have chosen position 6.
select band When the MANUAL
CH SET screen appears, press the
A and B buttons to
change the band between CH
(regular) and CC (cable).
input channel number Press
PR
06
CH
CH21
ID
----
FINE
+/–
[1]: SELECT
[0]: CURSOR g
k: OK
[MENU]: EXIT
the E button and you will see
the channel number space flashing. Use the number keys to enter the Channel Number that you want to store.
input channel id Press the E button to move to the Channel ID space and use the A
and B buttons to select the required ID from the stored list.
fine tuning Press the E button repeatedly to move to the Fine Tuning ‘+/–’ and use the
A and B buttons to fine-tune the channel. A ‘+’ or a ‘–’ symbol will appear during this
process.
3 OK
/
save new channel details Press
to save the details you have just entered. The Confirmation Screen will appear again. Repeat the above procedure from Select Position onwards as
many times as required.
close confirmation screen Press m.
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Change Station Name
get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL CH SET
select position Use the
3 OK
/
using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
M
3 OK
/
button on the Remote Control to move the highlight bar
to the preset position you want then press
twice.
select character Press E until the first letter of the station
name begins blinking.
enter new character Press the A and B buttons to cycle
through the characters (A–Z, 0–9, –, , +, (space)) and stop when
the desired character is indicated, then press E to enter. Enter the
remaining characters the same way (maximum of 4). After entering
all characters, press
.
• The Confirmation screen appears.
• If you make a mistake, press D until the incorrect character
begins blinking. Then enter the correct character by pressing the
A and B buttons.
*
CH
CH45
ID
BBC1
FINE
+/–
[0–9]: A–Z, 0–9
[0]: CURSOR g
k: OK
[MENU]: EXIT
/
3 OK
PR
06
close confirmation screen Press m.
Delete a Channel
get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL CH SET
3 OK
/
using the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
M
select channel Use the
button on the Remote
Control to move the highlight bar to the channel that you wish
to delete.
delete channel Press x.
return to normal screen Press m.
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PR
CH
ID
01
26
BBC1
02
33
BBC2
03
23
ITV
04
30
CH4
05
37
CH5
06
---07
---[10]
a k: EDIT
a [x]: DELETE
[MENU]: EXIT
PR
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
CH
ID
----------------------
47
48
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Change Station Preset Position
get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL CH SET
select item Use the
button to move the station to the new preset position,
ID
––––
––––
––––
––––
––––
––––
––––
PR
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
CH
26
23
30
33
37
/
PR
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
ID
BBC1
ITV
CH4
BBC2
CH5
––––
––––
3 OK
button on the Remote Control until the item you want to
. The station name (ID) and its channel (CH) number begin
/
select new position Use the
3 OK
(or E).
M
M
move begins blinking then press
blinking.
then press
3 OK
/
using the A and B buttons and press
.
PR
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
[10]: MOVE
k: MANUAL CH SET
[MENU]: EXIT
CH
CH
26
33
23
30
37
ID
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
––––
––––
PR
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
CH
ID
––––
––––
––––
––––
––––
––––
––––
[10]: MOVE a k
[MENU]: EXIT
close confirmation screen Press m.
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Example: If you moved the
station in position 4 to
position 2, the stations
originally in positions 2
and 3 each move down
one space.
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49
Fine-Tuning Stored Channels
get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL CH SET using
3 OK
/
the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
M
3 OK
/
select item Use the
button on the Remote Control to move the highlight bar to the
channel that you wish to fine-tune then press
twice.
fine tuning Press the E button to move to the Fine Tuning ‘+/–’ and use the A and
B buttons to fine-tune the channel. A ‘+’ or a ‘–’ symbol will appear during this process.
3 OK
/
save new details Press
to save the details you have just entered. The Confirmation
Screen will appear again.
close confirmation screen Press m.
TV Station ID Guide
STATION NAME
Anglia TV
ARD
ARTE
BBC Group
BBC1
BBC2
Berlin 1
Berlin 2
Border TV
Bayern1
Bayern3
BRT1
BRT2
Children Ch
Canal +
CNN
Channel TV
Central TV
Channel 4
Channel 5
DRS
DR TV
DSF
Euronews
Euronews
Eurosports
France1
France2
France3
Granada TV
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ANGL
ARD
ARTE
BBC
BBC1
BBC2
BLN1
BLN2
BORD
BR1
BR3
BRT1
BRT2
CHLD
CH+
CNN
CHNL
CNTR
CH 4
CH 5
DRS
DRTV
DSF
EURN
EURO
EURS
FR1
FR2
FR3
GRNA
STATION NAME
Grampian TV
Hessen1
Hessen3
HRT
HTV
ITV Network
Kabelkanal
London
MDR
MTV
Nord3
NDR1
NDR3
NED1
NED2
NED3
Network 2
NRK
N-TV
Offener Kanal
ORF1
ORF2
ORF3
OWL 3
Premiere
PR07
RAI1
RAI2
RAI3
RB1
49
ID
GRMP
HR1
HR3
HRT
HTV
ITV
KABL
LNDN
MDR
MTV
N3
NDR1
NDR3
NED1
NED2
NED3
NET2
NRK
N-TV
OKAN
ORF1
ORF2
ORF3
OWL3
PRMI
PR07
RAI1
RAI2
RAI3
RB1
STATION NAME
RB3
Rikisutvarpid-S
RTBF 1
RTBF 2
RTE 1
RTL
RTL 2
RTP
SAT
SAT 1
Scottish TV
SC4
SDR
SDR1
SFB1
SFB3
SKY
Sky One
Sky Net
Sport
SR 1
Super RTL
STV Test
STV 1
STV 2
Suedwest3
SWF 1
Schweiz4
TYNE TEES
Text
ID
RB3
RKPS
RTB1
RTB2
RTE1
RTL
RTL2
RTP
SAT
SAT1
SCOT
SC4
SDR
SDR1
SFB1
SFB3
SKY
SKY1
SKYN
SPRT
SR1
SRTL
STVT
STV1
STV2
SWR
SWF1
SWZ4
TEES
TEXT
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STATION NAME
TF1
TNT int
TRT int
TSI
TSR
TSW
TVE
TV Polonia
TVP 1
TVP 2
TVS
TV2
TV5
Tele Zurich
Ulster TV
Veronica
VIVA
VIVA2
VOX
VTM
VT4
West1
West3
YLE 1
YLE 2
Yorkshire TV
ZDF
Zurich 1
3SAT
ID
TF1
TNT
TRT
TSI
TSR
TSW
TVE
TVPA
TVP1
TVP2
TVS
TV2
TV5
TZUR
ULST
VERN
VIVA
VIV2
VOX
VTM
VT4
WDR1
WDR3
YLE1
YLE2
YORK
ZDF
ZUR1
3SAT
50
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TV Station Channel Number Guide
Region
London & South-East
Transmitter
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
Bluebell Hill
Crystal Palace
Dover
Heathfield
Oxford
40
26
50
49
57
46
33
56
52
63
43
23
66
64
60
65
30
53
67
53
—
37
—
—
49
Beacon Hill
Caradon Hill
Huntshaw Cross
Redruth
Stockland Hill
Channel Islands
Fremont Point
57
22
55
51
33
63
28
62
44
26
60
25
59
41
23
53
32
65
47
29
—
—
67
37
—
51
44
41
47
—
Hannington
Midhurst
Rowridge
39
61
31
45
55
24
42
58
27
66
68
21
35
—
—
Mendip
58
64
61
54
37
Sandy Heath
Sudbury
Tacolneston
31
51
62
27
44
55
24
41
59
21
47
65
39
35
52
Ridge Hill
Sutton Coldfield
The Wrekin
Waltham
22
46
26
58
28
40
33
64
25
43
23
61
32
50
29
54
35
37
35
35
Belmont
Emley Moor
22
44
28
51
25
47
32
41
56
37
Caldbeck
Winter Hill
30
55
34
62
28
59
32
65
56
48
Bilsdale West Moor
Chatton
Pontop Pike
33
39
58
26
45
64
29
49
61
23
42
54
35
—
68
Angus
Black Hill
Sandale
Caldbeck
Creigkelly
Darvel
Durris
Eitshal
Keelylang Hill
Knock More
Rosemarkie
Rumster Forest
Selkirk
57
40
22
—
31
33
22
33
40
33
39
31
55
63
46
—
34
27
26
28
26
46
26
45
27
62
60
43
—
28
24
23
25
23
43
23
49
24
59
53
50
—
32
21
29
32
29
50
29
42
21
65
—
37
—
56
48
35
67
—
—
—
67
—
52
Blaenplwyf
Carmel
Llanddona
Moel-y-Parc
Presely
Wenvoe
31
57
57
52
46
44
27
63
63
45
40
51
24
60
60
49
43
41
21
53
53
42
50
47
56
—
—
—
37
—
Brougher Mountain
Divis
Limavady
22
31
55
28
27
62
25
24
59
32
21
65
—
37
—
South-West
South
West
East
Midlands
North
North-West
North-East
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland
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51
Clock Set
You should only need to perform this function if:
• Auto Clock Set was not performed correctly by Auto Setup.
• The VCR’s memory backup has expired
• You want to change the Just Clock setting
Setting the Clock
3 OK
/
get to the initial set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to INITIAL SET using the
(or E).
A and B buttons and press
get to the clock set screen Move the highlight bar to CLOCK SET using the A and
3 OK
/
B buttons and press
(or E).
set time and date When the CLOCK SET screen appears, the
3 OK
DATE
01 . 01
YEAR
02
JUST CLOCK : ON
TV PR.
: 1
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
/
3 OK
TIME
0: 00
/
3 OK
CLOCK SET
/
time will be blinking. Use the A and B buttons to set the
correct time (pressing and holding will advance the time in
(or E). The date
30 minute increments) and then press
will blink. Use the A and B buttons to set the correct
date (pressing and holding will advance the date in 15 day incre(or E). Set the correct year in the
ments) and then press
.
same way and press
3 OK
/
set just clock Set as desired using the A and B
(or E).
buttons then press
set preset for clock data source If you have set JUST CLOCK to ON, you will need to
3 OK
/
specify a preset (station) for JUST CLOCK to take its source data from. Use the A and B
(or E).
buttons to select the preset and press
start clock operation Press m.
Notes on Just Clock
Some TV stations transmit a time signal with their broadcasts. This VCR has the ability to use
this signal to update its internal clock (including the adjustment for British Summer Time). It will
do this every hour except for 23:00, 00:00, 01:00 and 02:00. By setting Just Clock to ON, you are
enabling the VCR to do this.
Just Clock is not effective in the following circumstances:
• when the VCR is powered on.
• when the VCR is in Timer mode.
• when a difference of more than 3 minutes between the internal clock and the time signal exists.
• when reception conditions are poor.
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52
advanced features
Guide Program Numbers
Guide Program Numbers are used by the VIDEO Plus+ system to identify the correct preset
to record. You should only need to perform this function if:
• using a PlusCode number does not identify a preset number automatically
• you add a channel after Auto Setup has been performed
• you wish to use the VIDEO Plus+ system to record a satellite programme
Manually Setting Guide Program Numbers
get to the guide prog set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to INITIAL SET using
3 OK
/
(or E). Move the highlight bar to GUIDE PROG
the A and B buttons and press
(or E).
SET using the A and B buttons and press
/
3 OK
3 OK
/
enter guide prog number Use the A and B buttons to enter the correct Guide
(or E).
Program number for the TV station shown then press
enter receiving preset number Use the A and B
3 OK
GUIDE PROG SET
/
buttons to enter the receiving preset number that the VCR uses
(or E).
to receive the TV station then press
satellite receiver users If the satellite broadcast is received
GUIDE PROG
4
F
on your recorder’s auxiliary channel ‘L-2’, select ‘L-2’ for the
preset position.
[1] a k
[MENU]: EXIT
return to normal screen Press m.
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TV PROG
4
CH4
Question and Answers
PLAYBACK
Q: What happens if the end of the tape is
reached during playback or search?
A: The tape is automatically rewound to the
beginning.
Q: Can the VCR indefinitely remain in the
still mode?
A: No. It stops automatically after 5 minutes
to protect the heads.
Q: During search, slow, still and frame-by-
frame playback, I can’t hear any audio.
What’s the problem?
A: This is normal.
Q: When returning from variable-speed
search to normal playback, the picture is
disturbed. Should I be concerned about
this?
A: No, it is normal.
Q: Noise bars appear during variable-speed
search. What’s the problem?
A: This is normal.
Q: Sometimes, during Index Search, the
VCR can’t find the programme I want to
see. Why not?
A: There may be index codes too close
together.
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RECORDING
Q: When I pause and then resume a
recording, the end of the recording before
the pause is overlapped by the beginning of
the continuation of recording. Why does
this happen?
A: This is normal. It reduces distortion at the
pause and resume points.
Q: Can the VCR indefinitely remain in the
Record-Pause mode?
A: No. The VCR shuts off automatically after
5 minutes to protect the heads.
Q: What happens if the tape runs out
during recording?
A: The VCR stops recording, then if Timer
Recording, the VCR shuts off.
TIMER RECORDING
Q: U and c remain lit on the display panel.
Is there a problem?
A: No. This is a normal condition for a timer
recording in progress.
Q: Can I programme the timer while I’m
watching a tape or a TV broadcast?
A: You won’t see the picture as it is replaced
by the on-screen menu, but the audio from
the program or tape you’re viewing can be
heard.
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Troubleshooting
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
• The mains power cord is
disconnected.
Connect the mains power cord.
2. The clock is functioning
properly, but the VCR cannot be
powered.
• c is displayed on the display
panel with AUTO TIMER set to
OFF.
Press the c button to turn the c
indicator off.
3. The Remote Control won’t
function.
• The batteries are discharged.
Replace the dead batteries with
new ones.
• The VCR is in the RECORD
PAUSE MODE.
Press . to resume recording.
• The tape is already fully
rewound or fast-forwarded.
Check the cassette.
• If you’re using only the RF cable
for connection…
…the TV’s channel selector is
not set to the Video Channel.
…the VCR’s Video Channel has
not been correctly set.
• If you’re using both the RF
cable and 21-pin SCART cable
for connection, the TV is not set
to the AV mode.
If you are using only the RF cable
for connection…
…set the TV to the Video Channel.
…Perform Video Channel Set.
(墌 pg. 44)
POWER
1. No power is applied to the VCR.
TAPE TRANSPORT
1. The tape does not run during
recording. U lights up and
preset position blinks on the
display panel.
2. The tape will not rewind or fastforward.
PLAYBACK
1. The playback picture does not
appear while the tape is
running.
If you are using both the RF cable
and 21-pin SCART cable for
connection, set the TV to its AV
mode.
2. Noise appears during visual
search.
• This is normal.
3. Noise appears during normal
playback.
• The automatic tracking mode is
engaged.
Try manual tracking. (墌 pg. 28)
4. The playback picture is blurred
or interrupted while TV broadcasts are clear or USE CLEANING CASSETTE message
appears on the screen.
• The video heads may be dirty.
Use a dry cleaning cassette JVC
TCL-2 or consult your JVC dealer.
5. Breaks are noticeable in Hi-Fi
soundtrack.
• Automatic tracking is engaged.
Try manual tracking (墌 pg. 28) or
press AUDIO to change the
soundtrack to NORM (墌 pg. 33).
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SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
• There is no cassette loaded, or
the cassette loaded has had its
record safety tab removed.
Insert a cassette, or using
adhesive tape, cover the hole
where the tab was removed.
2. TV broadcasts cannot be
recorded.
• L-1, L-2 or F-1 has been selected
as the input mode.
Set to the desired preset.
3. Tape-to-tape editing is not
possible.
• The source (another VCR,
camcorder) has not been
properly connected.
• All necessary power switches
have not been turned on.
• The input mode is not correct.
Confirm that the source is properly connected.
• The camcorder has not been
properly connected.
• The input mode is not correct.
Confirm that the camcorder is
properly connected.
Set the input mode to L-1, L-2 or
F1.
• The clock and/or the timer
have been set incorrectly.
• The timer is not engaged.
Re-perform the clock and/or timer
settings.
Press c and confirm that c is
displayed on the display panel.
2. Timer programming is not
possible.
• Timer recording is in progress.
Timer programming can’t be
performed while a timer recording
is in progress. Wait until it
finishes.
3. c on the display panel won’t
stop blinking.
• The timer is engaged but
there’s no cassette loaded.
Load a cassette with the record
safety tab intact.
4. c, U and , on the display
panel won’t stop blinking.
• The loaded cassette has had its
record safety tab removed.
Remove the cassette and cover
the hole with adhesive tape, or
insert a cassette with the record
safety tab intact.
The programme may not have
been recorded in its entirety. Next
time make sure you have enough
time on the tape to record the
entire programme.
RECORDING
1. Recording cannot be started.
4. Camcorder recording is not
possible.
TIMER RECORDING
1. Timer recording won’t work.
Confirm that all units’ power
switches are turned on.
Set the input mode to L-1, L-2 or
F1.
• The end of the tape was
reached during timer recording.
5. c blinks for 10 seconds and the
Timer mode is disengaged.
• c has been pressed when
there are no programs in
memory, or the timer record
information has been programmed incorrectly.
Check the programmed data and
re-programme as necessary, then
press c again.
6. The VIDEO Plus+ system does
not timer record properly.
• The VCR’s preset positions
have been set incorrectly.
Refer to Guide Program Numbers
(墌 pg. 52) and re-perform the
procedure.
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SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
7. U, , and the SAT c indicator
won’t stop blinking.
• The loaded cassette has had its
record safety tab removed.
Remove the cassette and cover
the hole with adhesive tape, or
insert a cassette with the record
safety tab intact.
• The end of the tape was
reached during Auto Satellite
Programme Recording.
The programme may not have
been recorded in its entirety. Next
time make sure you have enough
time on the tape to record the
entire programme.
• The end of the tape was
reached during Instant Timer
Recording.
The programme may not have
been recorded in its entirety. Next
time make sure you have enough
time on the tape to record the
entire programme.
OTHER PROBLEMS
1. Whistling or howling is heard
from the TV during camcorder
recording.
• The camcorder’s microphone is
too close to the TV.
• The TV’s volume is too high.
Position the camcorder so its
microphone is away from the TV.
Turn the TV’s volume down.
2. When scanning channels, some
of them are skipped over.
• Those channels have been
designated to be skipped.
If you need the skipped channels,
restore them.
3. The preset cannot be changed.
• Recording is in progress.
Press | to pause the recording,
change presets, then press . to
resume recording.
4. Channel settings that were
made manually seem to have
changed or disappeared.
• After the manual settings were
made, Auto Channel Set was
performed.
Perform manual setting again.
5. No channels are stored in the
VCR’s memory.
• The TV aerial cable was not
connected to the VCR when
Auto Set Up was performed.
Turn off the VCR once and connect
the TV aerial cable to the VCR
properly, then turn on the VCR
again. Then perform Auto Setup
again (墌 pg. 10).
8. Uand , on the display panel
won’t stop blinking.
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list of terms
57
List of Terms
A
M
Auto Channel Setup ................................................. 45
Auto Power ............................................................... 42
Auto Setup ................................................................. 11
Auto SP a LP Timer ................................................ 41
Auto Timer ............................................................... 42
Manual Channel Setup ............................................ 46
Manual Tracking ...................................................... 28
B
B.E.S.T. ...................................................................... 32
C
N
Next Function Memory ........................................... 42
NICAM Stereo and Bilingual Broadcasts ................ 33
NTSC Tapes .............................................................. 14
O
On-Screen Display (O.S.D.).................................... 40
Change Station Name .............................................. 47
Change Station Preset Position ................................ 48
Clock Set ................................................................... 51
Connection to a Stereo System ................................ 43
Counter Display ................................................. 19, 40
D
Delete a Channel ....................................................... 47
E
Editing ....................................................................... 35
Editing from a Camcorder ....................................... 39
Editing Using Another VCR .................................... 37
Express Timer Programming ................................... 24
F
Fine-Tuning Stored Channels ................................. 49
G
Guide Program Numbers ......................................... 52
H
P
Pause During Playback ............................................. 16
Picture Control ......................................................... 29
Playback .................................................................... 14
PlusCode Number .................................................... 21
Power Save Mode ..................................................... 41
R
Record a Programme While Watching Another .... 19
Recording .................................................................. 18
Recording Resume Function ................................... 20
Repeat Playback ........................................................ 42
S
S-VHS ........................................................................ 31
S-VHS ET .................................................................. 30
Single Frame Movement .......................................... 16
Skip Search ................................................................ 34
Slow Motion ............................................................. 17
Soundtrack Selection ................................................ 33
High Speed Search .................................................... 17
T
I
Index Search .............................................................. 34
Instant ReView .......................................................... 34
Instant Timer Recording ......................................... 20
Tape Remaining Time ........................................19, 40
Tuner Set ................................................................... 45
TV Station Channel Number Guide ....................... 50
TV Station ID Guide ............................................... 49
J
V
Just Clock .................................................................. 51
Variable Speed Search .............................................. 17
Video Channel Set ....................................................44
Video Heads Cleaning .............................................. 15
VIDEO Plus+® Timer Programming ...................... 21
Video Stabilizer ......................................................... 28
L
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specifications
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general
Power requirement : AC 220 V – 240 V Ó, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption : on : 18 W, off : 3.3 W
Operating Temperature : 5°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature: –20°C to 60°C
Operating position : Horizontal only
Dimensions (WxHxD) : 400 mm x 94 mm x 270 mm
Weight : 3.2 kg
Format : S-VHS, VHS PAL standard
Maximum recording time :
(SP) : 240 min. with E-240 video cassette
(LP) : 480 min. with E-240 video cassette
video/audio
Signal system : PAL-type colour signal and CCIR monochrome signal, 625 lines/50 fields
Recording system : DA4 (Double Azimuth) helical scan system
Signal-to-noise ratio : 45 dB
Horizontal resolution : 250 lines (VHS)
400 lines (S-VHS)
Frequency range : 70 Hz to 10,000 Hz (Normal audio)
20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (Hi-Fi audio)
Input/Output : 21-pin SCART connectors
(IN/OUT x 1, IN/DECODER x 1)
RCA connectors
(VIDEO IN x 1, AUDIO IN x 1, AUDIO OUT x 1)
tuner/timer
TV channel storage capacity : 99 positions (+AUX position)
Tuning system :Frequency synthesized tuner
Channel coverage : VHF 44.5 MHz – 143 MHz/
143 MHz – 470 MHz/
UHF 470 MHz – 862 MHz
Aerial output : UHF channels 22 – 69 (Adjustable)
Memory backup time : Approx. 10 min.
accessories
Provided accessories : RF cable, Infrared remote control unit, ‘AA’ battery x 2
Specifications shown are for SP mode unless otherwise specified.
E.& O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
COPYRIGHT © 2002 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD.
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