Philips | VR200/58 | User's Manual | Philips VR200/58 User's Manual

CONTENTS
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HOW TO CONNECT YOUR VIDEO RECORDER . . . . . . . . .
How to connect your video recorder to the TV set . . . . .
Connecting with a scart cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting without a scart cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a decoder or other equipment . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INSTALLING YOUR VIDEO RECORDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initial installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Allocating a decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual TV channel search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Channel number or frequency display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special installation functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic TV channel allocation (Follow TV) . . . . . . . . .
Automatic TV channel search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitor function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorting and clearing TV channels manually . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the time and date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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IMPORTANT NOTES FOR OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency interrupt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The symbols on your video recorder display . . . . . . . . .
Summary of user guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User guide (OSD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing a cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing NTSC cassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tape position indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Searching for tape position with the picture (picture
search) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Searching for tape position without the picture (wind
and rewind) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instant View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic search for a tape position (index search) . .
Automatic search for a blank space on the tape . . . . .
Picture interference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tracking during playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tracking during still picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the video heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MANUAL RECORDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording without automatic switch-off . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording with automatic switch-off (OTR
one-touch-recording) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting your recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto-assembling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic recording from a satellite receiver (SAT
RECORDING) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching on ’Direct Record’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PROGRAMMED RECORDING (TIMER) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
’VPS’ (Video Programming System) and ’PDC’
(Programme Delivery Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming a recording (with ’SHOWVIEW’) . . . . . . .
Programming a recording (without ’SHOWVIEW’) . . . .
How to check or change a programmed recording
(TIMER) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to clear a programmed recording (TIMER) . . . . . .
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the TV system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the on-screen display (OSD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic switch-off (tuner mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reducing picture disturbance (’optimizing the
modulator’) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching off the modulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before you call an engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
GLOSSARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Technical terms used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS IN BRIEF
The remote control
CLEAR (CL), y
TV To call up additional TV functions : Additional TV
functions for TV sets with the same remote control
code (RC5)
TV/STANDBY m Switch off : To switch off set, interrupt menu
function, interrupt a programmed recording (TIMER)
CHILD LOCK u
EJECT J
No function
PLAY G
[
STOP h
I
INDEX E
Eject: To eject a cassette
MONITOR TV monitor : To switch between TV reception and
VCR playback
RECORD/OTR n
STILL R
SYSTEM Switching the TV system: To select the TV system
while you record or play a cassette
Select: To select a function
TIMER TIMER: To make a manual TIMER programming with
SHOWVIEW or to alter or clear a programmed
TIMER
MENU Menu : To call up the main menu
OK Store/Confirm: To store or confirm entry
D/Sr Select: Cursor left
C/Sq Select: Cursor right
P q Select: One line or programme number up
P r Select: One line or programme number down
SP/LP, AV No function :
Playback : To play a recorded cassette
Rewind : During STOP and STANDBY: rewind, during PLAYBACK: reverse scanning
Pause/Stop: To stop the tape, except while a TIMER-recording is being made
Forward wind: During STOP and STANDBY: forward wind, during PLAYBACK: forward
scanning
Index search: In combination with
recording on the cassette.
[ / I : to search for previous/next
Record: To record the programme selected
Still picture: To stop the tape and show a still picture
Additional TV functions
Press the TV button and the correct button on the remote control at the same time
0-9 Number buttons: 0 - 9
SELECT
Delete : To delete last entry/Clear programmed recording (TIMER)
D/Sr
TV volume: TV volume down
C/Sq
TV volume: TV volume up
SP/LP, AV
To switch the TV to Audio-/Video input socket
CLEAR (CL), y
TV volume off: To switch off the TV volume
TV/STANDBY m
Switch off : To switch off set
Pq
TV programme number : TV programme number up
Pr
TV programme number : TV programme number down
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Front of the set
Back of the set
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STANDBY m
RECORD n
Mains socket: To connect the mains cable
Standby : To switch off, interrupt a function, interrupt a programmed recording (TIMER)
EXT.2 AV 2
Scart socket 2: To connect a satellite receiver, decoder, video recorder, etc. (programme
number ’E2’)
EXT.1 AV 1
Scart socket 1: To connect the TV set (programme number ’E1’)
Record: To record the programme selected
PROGRAMME r
Select: One line or programme number down.
PROGRAMME q
Select: One line or programme number up.
2
Aerial input socket: To connect the aerial cable
Pause/Stop, eject cassette: To stop the tape and eject the cassette
3
Aerial output socket: To connect the TV set
STOP/EJECT ?
H
PLAY G
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Rewind : During STOP and STANDBY: rewind, during PLAYBACK: reverse scanning
Playback : To play a cassette
Forward wind: During STOP and STANDBY: forward wind, during PLAYBACK: forward
scanning
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VR800/02
Remote codes
26
Acura
02
Adyson
20
Akai
18, 33
Akura
21, 25
Alba
02, 07, 21
Allorgan
28
Amplivision
20
Amstrad
02
Anitech
02
Arcam
19, 20
Asuka
21
Audiosonic
15
BPL
26
BSR
28
BTC
21
Basic Line
02, 21
Baur
03, 33
Beko
35
Binatone
20
Blaupunkt
17
Blue Sky
21
Blue Star
26
Bondstec
23
Boots
20
Brandt
15
Britannia
19
Bush
02, 07, 21, 26, 28, 36, 42
CGE
23
CS Electronics
19
CTC
23
Carrefour
07
Cascade
02
Cimline
02
Clatronic
23, 35
Condor
30, 35
Contec
02, 07, 19
Crown
02, 35, 38
Cybertron
21
Daewoo
02, 36
Dainichi
21
Dayton
02
De Graaf
18
Decca
10
Dixi
02
Dual
42
Dual Tec
20
Elite
21, 30
Elta
02
Emerson
33
Ferguson
15
Fidelity
19, 33
Finlandia
18, 32
Finlux
10, 13, 32
Firstline
02, 19, 20, 23, 28, 31
Fisher
18, 20, 35
Flint
40
Formenti
30
Frontech
23, 25
Fujitsu
10
Funai
25, 28
GEC
10, 20
GPM
21
Geloso
02
Genexxa
21
GoldStar
15, 20, 27
Goodmans
07, 10, 20, 29, 36
Gorenje
35
Graetz
33
Granada
10, 18, 20
Grandin
26
Grundig
17
HCM
02, 26
Hanseatic
30, 33
Hinari
02, 07, 21
Hisawa
26, 40
Hitachi
05, 07, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22
Huanyu
19, 36
Hypson
25, 26
ICE
20, 25
ICeS
21
ITT
33
Imperial
23, 35, 38
Inno Hit
10
Interfunk
23, 33
Intervision
12, 20, 25
Isukai
21
JVC
07, 09
Kaisui
02, 19, 20, 21, 26
Kathrein
01
Kingsley
19
Koyoda
02
Leyco
10, 25, 28
Lloytron
05
Luxor
33
M Electronic
02, 13, 15, 20, 32, 36, 41
Magnadyne
12, 23
Magnafon
12
Manesth
20, 25, 30
Marantz
01
Matsui
02, 04, 06, 07, 10, 18, 20, 28, 39
Memorex
02
Metz
34
Mitsubishi
07, 14, 16
Mivar
19, 27
Multitech
02, 12, 19
Neckermann
01
Nikkai
05, 06, 10, 19, 21, 25
Nobliko
12
Nokia
33, 41
Nordmende
15
Oceanic
33
Orion
28, 30, 31
Osaki
05, 10, 20, 21, 25
Oso
21
Osume
05, 10
Otake
29
Otto Versand
01, 03, 07, 20, 30
Palladium
35, 38
Panama
20, 25
Panasonic
24, 34
Pathe Cinema
19, 30
Pausa
02
Perdio
30
Phase
05
Philco
23
Philips
01, 36
Pioneer
15
Profex
02, 33
Proline
31
Protech
02, 12, 20, 23, 25, 38
Quelle
03, 04, 33
Questa
07
Rank Arena
07
Rediffusion
33
Rex
25
Roadstar
02, 21, 25, 38
SEG
07, 20, 25
SEI
12, 28
Saba
15
Saisho
02, 04, 25
Salora
33
Sambers
12
Samsung
01, 02, 20, 25, 27, 35
Sandra
19
Sanyo
04, 07, 10, 18
Schaub Lorenz
33
Schneider
21, 23, 37
Sei-Sinudyne
03
Sentra
06
Sharp
07, 11
Shorai
28
Siarem
12
Siemens
17
Silver
07
Sinudyne
12, 28
Solavox
05
Sonitron
18
Sonoko
02
Sonolor
18
Sony
03, 04, 07
Soundwave
38
Standard
02, 20, 21
Sunkai
28, 31
Susumu
21
Tandy
10, 20, 21
Tashiko
07, 20
Tatung
10, 20
Tec
20, 23
Technema
30
Technics
24
Telefunken
15
Telemeister
30
Teletech
02
Teleton
20
Tensai
21, 28, 29, 30
Texet
19, 21
Thomson
15
Thorn
06, 10, 33
Tomashi
26
Toshiba
06, 07
Uher
30
Ultravox
12
Universum
13, 25, 32, 35
Videosat
23
Videotechnic
20
Visa
02
Vision
30
Waltham
20
Watson
30
Watt Radio
12
Wega
07
White Westinghouse
19, 30
Yoko
20, 25
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS PHILIPS VR200/58
Congratulations! You now own one of the most sophisticated
and simple-to-use video recorders (VCR) on the market. With
this VCR you can record and play VHS-standard cassettes.
So that you can identify your machine in the event of theft,
enter the serial number (PROD.NO) here. The serial number is
printed on the type plate fixed at the rear of the set.
MODEL NO.
Please take the time to read this operating manual before
using your video recorder.
Safety instructions and other notes
VR200/58
PROD.NO: . . . . . .
This product complies with the requirements of the Directive
73/23/EEC + 89/336/EEC + 93/68/EEC.
A Danger: High voltage!
Do not remove the top cover as there is a risk of an electrical
shock!
Technical information
A The video recorder does not contain any components that can
be repaired by the customer. When the appliance is connected
to the power supply there are some components that are
constantly operational. To switch off the video recorder
completely you must disconnect it from the power supply.
B Make sure that air can circulate freely through the ventilation
slots on the video recorder.
Measurements in cm (W / H / D): 38.0 / 9.3 / 26.0
Power consumption (Standby) : less than 6W (Saving energy
mode)
Voltage : 220-240V/50Hz
Number of heads: 2 Video
Winding time: approx. 100 seconds (Cassette E-180)
B Make sure that no objects or liquids enter the video recorder. If
liquid is spilt into it, disconnect the video recorder immediately
from the power supply and call the After-sales Service for
advice.
B The video recorder should not be used immediately after
transportation from a cold to a hot area or vice versa, or in
conditions of extreme humidity.
After unpacking the video recorder, it should be allowed to
acclimatize for at least three hours before installation.
C These operating instructions have been printed on nonpolluting
paper.
C Deposit old batteries at the relevant collection points.
C Please make use of the facilities available in your country for
disposing of the packaging of the video recorder in a way that
helps to protect the environment.
C This electronic equipment contains many materials that can be
recycled. Please inquire about the possibilities for recycling
your old set.
D SHOWVIEW is a registered trademark of Gemstar
Development Corporation. SHOWVIEW is manufactured
under licence from Gemstar Development Corporation.
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Special functions on your video recorder
Philips has developed a system which produces the best possible playback
quality. It reduces disturbance on old, worn video cassettes, and emphasises
the detail on very good quality cassettes.
When you connect your video recorder to your television and plug it into the
mains, you will be welcomed with an OSD picture. All you have to do is follow
the instructions in the "intelligent help line" for the next step. Enjoy the Automatic
TV channel search/save function and the automatic time adjustment.
We guarantee that your video recorder will switch to the new millennium with
no problems whatsoever.
Recordings made on your video recorder can be controlled by an external
satellite receiver.
This function automatically transfers all the television channel settings onto
your video recorder.
Your video recorder can ascertain which channel is currently playing on your
television and record from it at the touch of a button.
Simple programming system for video recorders. Makes programming as easy
as making a telephone call. Simply enter the programme code which you will
find in your listings magazine.
The precision tape drive from Philips with short rewind times and automatic
tape length recognition.
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HOW TO CONNECT YOUR VIDEO RECORDER
How to connect your video recorder to the
TV set
We recommend the use of a scart cable. This will give you the
best picture and sound quality.
f Insert one end of the mains cable into the mains socket
at the back of the video recorder and the other end
into the wall socket.
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g When your TV set automatically switches to programme
number e.g.: ’EXT’, ’0’, or ’AV’, this text will appear on the
TV screen:
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE
PURCHASE OF YOUR NEW
PHILIPS VIDEO RECORDER
When you install your video recorder for the first time, please
read:
E If your TV set has a scart socket and you are using a
scart cable, please read the section ’Connecting with a
scart cable’.
E The section ’Connecting without a scart cable’, when you
don’t use a scart cable.
Connecting with a scart cable
a Switch off the TV set.
b Remove the aerial cable plug from your TV set and insert
it into the
2
socket at the back of the video recorder.
c Plug one end of the aerial cable provided into the 3
socket on the video recorder and the other end into the
aerial input socket on your TV set.
d Plug one end of the scart cable into the EXT.1 AV 1 scart
socket at the back of the video recorder and the other
end into the scart socket on your TV set (see instruction
manual TV set).
e Switch on the TV set.
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TO CONTINUE PRESS OK
D If your TV set does not switch to programme number
e.g.: ’EXT’, ’0’, or ’AV’ automatically, select the
programme number for the video recorder manually
(see instruction manual TV set).
h Then read ’Initial installation’ in chapter ’INSTALLING
YOUR VIDEO RECORDER’.
Connecting without a scart cable
Connecting a decoder or other equipment
You can connect additional equipment to the EXT.2 AV 2
socket. For example: a decoder, a satellite receiver or a
camera recorder.
a Switch off the TV set.
b Remove the aerial cable plug from your TV set and insert
it into the
2
socket at the back of the video recorder.
c Plug one end of the aerial cable provided into the 3
socket on the video recorder and the other end into the
aerial input socket on your TV set.
d Insert one end of the mains cable into the mains socket
4 at the back of the video recorder and plug the other
end into the wall socket.
e Switch on your TV set and select the programme number
that you have chosen for video playback (see instruction
manual TV set).
f Tune in the TV set in the UHF wave band until the
following picture appears.
D The video recorder will now send on channel
CH36/frequency 591MHz:
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE
PURCHASE OF YOUR NEW
PHILIPS VIDEO RECORDER
TO CONTINUE PRESS OK
g Then read ’Initial installation’ in the chapter ’INSTALLING
YOUR VIDEO RECORDER’.
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INSTALLING YOUR VIDEO RECORDER
g Check if the TIME in line ’TIME’ is correct. If required,
Initial installation
a Open up the battery compartment of your remote control
and place the batteries in it as shown in the picture.
change the time with the number buttons
remote control.
0-9
on your
h Confirm with the OK button.
i Check ’YEAR’, ’MONTH’ and ’DATE’. Confirm each line
with the
OK
button.
j After you have confirmed the line ’DATE, the video
recorder will switch to standby.
The initial installation is now complete.
D If you have connected a decoder, you must install it
as described in the next section.
b Close the battery compartment.
c Confirm the picture on the TV screen with the OK button
on the remote control.
d Select the language for the on-screen display (OSD) with
the P r or P q button.
The display on the video recorder will only show English
text.
e Confirm with the OK button.
’Automatic TV channel search’ starts. This picture will
appear on the screen:
D If you have connected a satellite receiver, please
read the section ’satellite receiver’.
Allocating a decoder
Some TV stations will send coded TV channels, that you can
only watch when you use a decoder. You can connect such a
decoder (descrambler) to your video recorder. With the
following function, the connected decoder will automatically
be activated for the TV programme you want to watch.
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
number for the video recorder.
SEARCH
00
b Choose the television channel on which you wish to use
the decoder with the P q or P r buttons on the video
recorder or the number buttons 0-9 on the remote
control.
Wait until all TV channels have been found. This can take
several minutes.
f When all TV channels have been found, ’READY’ will
appear on the TV screen.
c Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
menu will appear.
d Select the line ’MANUAL SEARCH’ with the P q or
Pr
E ’TIME’, ’YEAR’, ’MONTH’, ’DATE’ will appear on the TV
screen.
button.
e Confirm with the OK button.
f Press the INDEX E button. ’DEC’ will appear in the
TIME
YEAR
MONTH
DATE
20:00
1999
01
01
------------------------/+
0-9
OK
display.
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g Confirm with the OK button.
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h To end, press the OK button again. Then, press the
button.
This channel is now assigned to the decoder.
TV/STANDBY m
f With the P q or P r button or with the number buttons
, select the programme number you want to give to
this TV channel, for instance, ’P01’.
0-9
g Confirm with the OK button.
If you want to allocate more TV channels, repeat steps
Manual TV channel search
d through g .
In certain cases the ’Automatic TV channel search’ may not be
able to find all of the TV channels (e.g. coded TV channels). In
that case, use this manual method to set the channels.
D When you search for TV channels manually, you can
choose between the indication for ’channel’ or
’frequency’. Please read the next paragraph
’Channel number or frequency display’.
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
number for the video recorder.
Channel number or frequency display
You can switch between the display for ’channel number’ or
’frequency’ for manual channel search.
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
number for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
menu will appear.
menu will appear.
c Select the line ’CHANNEL/FREQUENCY’ with the
c Select the line ’MANUAL SEARCH’ with the P q or
Pr
h To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
button and confirm with the
OK
button.
Pr
or
Pq
button and confirm with the
P01
-----------------------SEARCH
g+ 0-9 OK
d Hold the P q button until you have found the right TV
channel. A changing channel number or frequency will
appear on the screen.
D If you know the frequency or channel number of the
desired TV channel, you can enter the information in
line with the number buttons 0-9 on the remote
control.
button.
d With the P q button, select ’CHANNEL’ or
’FREQUENCY’ and confirm with the
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OK
OK
button.
e To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
Satellite receiver
You can receive channels from the satellite receiver via the
scart socket EXT.2 AV 2 .
To do this, select the channel number ’E2’ by pressing the
buttons P q or P r . You will have to select the channels to
be received by the satellite receiver on the receiver itself.
D To enter a special/hyperband channel, you must
enter a ’9’ before the first channel digit. The
indication changes from ’CH’ to ’CA’. For example,
for special channel ’S 30’, enter ’9 30’.
D If the picture or sound quality is poor, you might
have selected the wrong TV system. Press the
SYSTEM button to change the TV system.
e Confirm with the OK button.
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Special installation functions
g Wait until, for example, ’TV02’ appears.
h Select the next programme number, for example, ’2’ on
You can select one of the following installation functions in
order to adapt the video recorder to your own specific
requirements.
the TV set.
i Confirm with the OK button on the video
recorder-remote control.
Automatic TV channel allocation (Follow
TV)
With this function, the video recorder stores the channels in
the same order as on the TV set. This only works if the video
recorder (socket EXT.1 AV 1 ) and the TV set are connected
with a scart cable. You must switch off any equipment
connected to socket EXT.2 AV 2 .
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
number for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
D If you allocated the wrong TV channeL, you can go
back one step with the D/Sr button.
j Repeat steps g to i until all TV channels have been
allocated.
k To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
Automatic TV channel search
The video recorder will search for all TV channels.
If you want to start the automatic TV channel search again,
then follow the instructions below.
menu will appear.
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
CLOCK
OSD
CHANNEL ALLOCATION
CHANNEL/FREQUENCY
MANUAL SEARCH
AUTOSEARCH
LANGUAGE
FOLLOW TV
DIRECT RECORD
COUNTER
------------------------/+
OK
c Select the line ’FOLLOW TV’ with the P r or P q
number for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
menu will appear.
c Select the line ’AUTOSEARCH’ with the P r or P q
button.
d Press the OK button. The ’Automatic TV channel search’
starts.
button.
d Press the OK button. ’TV01’ will appear on the video
recorder display.
SEARCH
00
TV01
e Select programme number ’1’ on the TV set.
f Confirm with the OK button on the video
recorder-remote control. The video recorder compares
the TV channels on the TV set and the video recorder.
If the video recorder found the same TV channel as the
TV set, then it stores it at ’P01’.
D When ’NOTV’ (no signal from TV set) appears in the
display, the TV channels can not be allocated
automatically. In this case, read ’Manual TV channel
allocation’.
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e When the TV channel search is complete, ’READY’ will
appear on the screen.
How to search for a TV channel manually, you can read in the
section ’Manual TV channel search’.
c Select the line ’LANGUAGE’ and confirm with the OK
Monitor function
button.
You can switch backwards and forwards between TV picture
and video recorder picture with the MONITOR button. But this
only works when you use a scart cable to connect the video
recorder to your TV set and if your TV set responds to this
switch-over.
Sorting and clearing TV channels manually
You can assign any programme number to a TV channel that
you have stored and you can also delete unwanted TV
channels.
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
number for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
menu will appear.
c Select the line ’CHANNEL ALLOCATION’ with P r or
Pq
button and confirm with the
OK
button.
d Select your language with the P r or P q button and
confirm with the
OK
button.
e To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
Setting the time and date
D If a TV channel which transmits TXT/PDC is stored
under programme number ’P01’, time and date will
automatically be taken from the TXT/PDC
information.
If the time in the video recorder display is not
correct or if ’--:--’ appears in the display, please
set the clock manually.
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
number for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
P01
CH26
menu will appear.
c Select the line ’CLOCK’ with the P r or P q button
and confirm with the
OK
button.
------------------------/+
CL
OK
d With the P r or P q button, select the TV channel to
which you want to give a programme number (starting
with ’P01’).
TIME
YEAR
MONTH
DATE
20:00
1999
01
01
------------------------/+
0-9
OK
e Confirm with the OK button.
D If you want to delete a TV channel, press the
CLEAR (CL), y button.
f Repeat steps dto euntil you have given a programme
number to all TV channels.
g To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
Setting the language
d Check the time in line ’TIME’. If required, please change
the time with the
0-9
buttons on the remote control.
e Confirm with the OK button.
f Check ’YEAR’, ’MONTH’ and ’DATE’ in the same way.
Confirm each entry with the
OK
button.
g To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
You can select the language for the on-screen display (OSD).
The small display on the video recorder will only show english
text.
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
number for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
menu will appear.
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3.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR OPERATION
General information
The symbols on your video recorder display
D You can switch on with the STOP h button, the
0-9 buttons or by putting in a cassette.
D If you do not use the video recorder for a few
minutes, it will switch to standby automatically.
Please read the section ’Automatic switch-off (tuner
mode)’ in chapter ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS.
These symbols can light up on your video recorder display:
D If you have switched the video recorder off with the
TV/STANDBY m button, the time will show in the
display, for instance , ’18:00’.
If the clock has not been set, ’--:--’ will appear.
D Keep your video recorder connected to the mains at
all times to ensure that programmed recordings can
be made and that the television works normally.
This is where the current operating mode is shown
as a symbol.
When a satellite recording has been programmed.
DEC
When you are recording a progamme.
D When the video recorder is not plugged into the
mains, it will usually store TV channels for a year,
and date and timer information for seven hours.
Saving energy
There are two ways to switch to standby.
Switching to standby with clock display: Switch to standby
using the TV/STANDBY m button. The time will be displayed.
To save energy: Press the TV/STANDBY m button twice. The
time will disappear from the display.
Emergency interrupt
You can use the TV/STANDBY m button on the video recorder
or the remote control to interrupt any function.
So if you are having operating problems, you can just interrupt
the function and start again.
And you can practise operating your set without any worries.
No matter which buttons you press, you cannot damage it.
When a decoder has been allocated to the TV
channel you have currently selected.
When you have programmed a recording or when a
programmed recording is being made.
D
When you have programmed daily recordings.
W
When you have programmed weekly recordings.
When you have put a cassette in the video recorder.
DATE
When the date of the programmed recording is
shown.
START When the start time of the programmed recording is
shown.
PROG. When the programme number of the programmed
recording is shown.
END
When the end time of the programmed recording is
shown.
Video programming system / programme delivery
control: when a VPS or PDC code is being
transmitted.
Display of programme number / tape position /
channel name / function.
Tape position in seconds, but only if the display
mode ’LINEAR COUNTER’ has been selected.
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Summary of user guide
The OSD menu offers the following functions. More details on each can be found in the appropriate chapter.
CLOCK
OSD
CHANNEL ALLOCATION
CHANNEL/FREQUENCY
MANUAL SEARCH
AUTOSEARCH
LANGUAGE
FOLLOW TV
DIRECT RECORD
COUNTER
------------------------/+
OK
TIME
YEAR
MONTH
DATE
20:00
1999
01
01
------------------------/+
0-9
OK
MAIN MENU
Chapter: INSTALLING YOUR VIDEO RECORDER ’Setting the date and the time’
User guide (OSD)
The OSD (On-screen display) shows the various functions in
the form of a menu on the television screen. You can then
choose the settings you require. There is a summary of the
menus on this page. The main button functions are displayed
in a help line along the bottom of the screen.
E To call up the menu: With the
E To select a line: With the
MENU
Pr
or
button.
E To enter or change your selection: With the
or P q button.
E To cancel: With the
MENU
ON
OFF
------------------------/+
OK
Chapter: ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS - ’Switching OSD
Information on or off’
button.
Pq
OSD
0-9
,
Pr
P01
CH26
button.
E To save or confirm: With the
OK
E To close the menu: With the
TV/STANDBY m
button.
------------------------/+
CL
OK
button.
Chapter: INSTALLING YOUR VIDEO RECORDER ’Sorting and clearing TV channels manually’
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
------------------------/+
OK
Chapter: ’INSTALLING YOUR VIDEO RECORDER ’Channel number or frequency display’
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4.
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
Playing a cassette
a Put a cassette into the cassette slot. ’v’ will appear on
the display.
a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme
number for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
menu will appear.
c Select the line ’COUNTER’ with the P q or P r button
and confirm with the
OK
button.
d Select the type of counter with the P q button and
confirm with the
OK
button.
D To reset the tape position ’LINEAR COUNTER’ to
’0:00:00’, press the CLEAR (CL), y button.
e To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
b Press the PLAY G button.
c To stop, press the STOP h button.
d To eject the cassette, press the STOP/EJECT ? button
on the video recorder.
D Some functions switch off automatically after a
while (for example, pause, still picture, picture
search). This helps to protect the cassette and
avoids wasting power.
Playing NTSC cassettes
With this set you can playback cassettes that have been
recorded on another video recorder in the NTSC standard (for
example, American cassettes). But this only works for
PAL-television sets which are suitable for a picture frequency
of 60 Hz.
D Some special features (for example, still picture) are
not possible while you are playing an NTSC
cassette.
Tape position indication
D This video recorder will automatically recognise the
length of the tape.
D When you put a cassette in the video recorder and
you want to see ’TIME LEFT’, the video recorder
must first calculate the time played. Therefore, ’-:--’
appears first and only after the tape has been
running for a few seconds the playing time will be
shown.
D If the video recorder does not find a recording at a
certain tape position with ’LINEAR COUNTER’
switched on, the counter will stop.
Searching for tape position with the picture
(picture search)
a While a cassette is playing, press the [ (reverse) or
I
(forward) button once or several times.
b To stop at a certain picture, press the PLAY G button.
D During picture search, the picture quality may not be
so good and there will be no sound.
Still picture
a Press the STILL R button. A still picture will appear on
By pressing the OK button, you can show the present tape
position on the TV screen.
If you want to see the tape position, you can select ’LINEAR
COUNTER’ (to show the present position on the tape in hours,
minutes and seconds) or ’TIME LEFT’.
D When you play an NTSC cassette, the video
recorder will only show ’LINEAR COUNTER’.
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the screen.
Interference stripes will appear on the screen.
b Each time you press STILL R again, the picture will
move on one step.
Searching for tape position without the
picture (wind and rewind)
Automatic search for a blank space on the
tape
a Stop the tape with the STOP h button.
b Press the [ (reverse) or I (forward) button.
You can search for a space on the tape (at least 1 minute of
blank tape) for a new recording, for example, after an existing
recording on the tape.
c To stop at a certain picture, press the STOP h button.
a Press the INDEX E button. Then press the STOP h
button.
Instant View
b When the video recorder find a blank space, it will
With this function you can switch to picture search during
wind and rewind.
automatically switch to ’pause’.
D If no empty space has been found when the end of
the tape is reached, the cassette will be ejected.
a If you hold the [ (rewind) or I (wind) button
during wind or rewind, you will switch to picture search.
b When you release the button, the video recorder will
automatically switch back to rewind or wind.
Automatic search for a tape position
(index search)
At the start of each recording, the video recorder will write an
index code on the tape.
a Press the INDEX E button and then the I button to
select the next code mark or the
previous code mark.
[
button for the
b When the video recorder finds the code mark, it will
automatically switch to play.
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Picture interference
When the picture quality is poor when you play a cassette,
please follow these instructions.
Tracking during playback
a While a cassette is playing, hold the P q button until
’TRAC’ (tracking) appears on the display.
b Hold the P r or P q button until the picture quality is
at its best.
c Wait a few seconds, until ’TRAC’ disappears from the
display. This picture setting will not change until you
eject the cassette.
Tracking during still picture
If the still picture vibrates vertically, you can improve the still
picture as follows:
a During still picture, hold the P q or P r button until
the picture quality is at its best.
The video recorder will store this setting automatically.
D Please note, however, that interference may still
occur with poor quality cassettes.
Cleaning the video heads
If horizontal lines appear on the screen when you play a
cassette, you should clean the video heads.
a While a cassette is playing, hold the PLAY G button until
’HEAD’ appears on the display. The video heads will now
be cleaned. The video recorder will automatically switch
to play again.
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5.
MANUAL RECORDING
Use ’Manual Recording’ to make a spontaneous recording (for
example, a programme currently being shown).
E If you want to start and stop a recording manually, read
the section: ’Recording without automatic switch-off’.
E If you want to start a recording manually but have it
stopped automatically, read the section: ’Recording with
automatic switch-off’.
E If you want to record a programme currently being
shown, read the section ’Direct record’.
E If you want a recording to be controlled automatically by
a satellite receiver, read the section entitled ’Automatic
recording from a satellite receiver’.
Recording without automatic switch-off
a Insert a cassette.
Recording with automatic switch-off
(OTR one-touch-recording)
a Put a cassette in the machine.
b Use the P q or P r button to select the programme
number you want to record.
c Press the RECORD/OTR n button on the remote control.
d Press the RECORD/OTR n button again and again until the
display on the video recorder shows the desired end time
or length of the recording.
D To cancel this information, press the
CLEAR (CL), y button.
Protecting your recordings
b Use the P q or P r button to select the programme
number you want to record, for example, ’P01’. On the
display appears:
BBC1
So that you don’t accidentally delete an important recording,
remove the special tab on the narrow side of the cassette with
a screwdriver or slide the special tab to the left. Later, if you
no longer want to protect your recording, you can seal the gap
again with sticky tape or slide the special tab to the right.
D When a TV channel transmits a channel name, it will
show on the video recorder display.
D Programme numbers ’E1’ and ’E2’ are for recording
from other sources (through scart sockets
EXT.1 AV 1 and EXT.2 AV 2 ).
c To start recording, press the RECORD/OTR n button on the
remote control or RECORD n on the video recorder. On
the display you will see:
0:00
d Stop recording with the STOP h button.
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Auto-assembling
Switching on ’Direct Record’
You can use the auto-assembling function to join individual
recordings without any major picture disturbance between
them.
When this function is switched on, the video recorder will
automatically record the programme selected on the television
by means of a scart cable.
a While the cassette is playing, search for the correct
position on the tape.
b Stop the cassette by pressing the STOP h button. ’9’
will appear in the display.
c Now start recording as usual by pressing the
RECORD/OTR n
button on the remote control.
D The video recorder must be switched off .
a Switch on the TV set and select the programme number
for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
menu will appear.
c Select the line ’DIRECT RECORD’ with the P r or
Pq
Automatic recording from a satellite
receiver (SAT RECORDING)
button.
d Confirm with the OK button.
e Select the function ’ON’ with the P q button. If you
You can only use this function, when you have a satellite
receiver which can control other equipment by a
’programming’ function.
a Use a scart cable to connect the scart socket
EXT.2 AV 2
to the scart socket on the satellite receiver.
b Put a cassette in the machine. Switch off with the
TV/STANDBY m
button on the remote control.
c Hold the MONITOR buton on the remote control, until
’SAT.P’ appears on the video recorder display.
The video recorder is now ready to record. The
EXT.2 AV 2 plug controls the start and the end of the
recording.
D When this function is switched on and the video
recorder is switched off, ’x’ appears on the video
recorder display.
D If you want to cancel this function before the
recording has started, you must hold the
MONITOR button until ’SAT.P’ disappears.
D If you want to cancel this function while a
programme is being recorded, press the
TV/STANDBY m button on the remote control.
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select ’OFF’, the function will be switched off.
f Confirm with the OK button.
g On the TV set, select the programme number you want to
record from.
h Press the RECORD/OTR n button with the video recorder
switched off.
D Don’t select another programme number on your TV
set, until the ’search symbol’ on the video recorder
display has disappeared. This can take up to one
minute.
D If ’NOTV’ appears on the video recorder display, this
means the video recorder cannot find this
programme number. In this case, read the section
’Recording without automatic switch-off’.
6.
PROGRAMMED RECORDING (TIMER)
Use programmed recording to automatically start and stop a
recording at a later date.
To make a programmed recording, your video recorder needs
to know:
* the date you want to make the recording;
* the programme number for the TV channel you want to
record;
* the start and stop time of the recording;
* whether you want to use VPS or PDC
c Enter the entire SHOWVIEW-number (up to 9 digits)
printed in your TV guide next to the start time of a TV
programme.
For example, 5-312-4 or 5 312 4
Enter 53124 for the SHOWVIEW-number.
If you make a mistake, you can clear your instructions
with the CLEAR (CL), y button.
SHOWVIEW
53124---ONCE
The video recorder stores all the information in a TIMER block.
You can programme up to 6 TIMER blocks a month in advance.
’VPS’ (Video Programming System) and
’PDC’ (Programme Delivery Control)
With ’VPS and PDC’, the TV station controls the start time and
the length of the recording. This means that the video recorder
switches itself on and off at the right time even if a TV
programme you want to record begins earlier or finishes later
than expected.
Usually the start time is the same as the VPS or PDC time. But
if your TV guide gives a VPS or PDC time which is different to
the programme’s start time (for example, 20.15 and VPS 20.14),
you must enter ’20.14’ as the start time.
If you want to programme a time that is different from the VPS
or PDC time, you must switch off VPS or PDC.
-----------------------D/WgSELECT
CLEAR gCL
0-9
OK
d Use the SELECT button to select daily or weekly
programming.
’D’: recordings every day from Monday to Friday.
’W’: recordings every week on the same day of the week.
e Confirm with the OK button. Your programming details
will then appear on the TV screen.
DATE PROG START V/P END
01
01
20:00
21:30
-----------------------CHANGE gTIMER CLEAR gCL
V/P
g
SELECT OK
Programming a recording
(with ’SHOWVIEW’)
All the important information needed for a programming is
contained in the SHOWVIEW-programming number.
a Switch on the TV set and select the programme number
for the video recorder.
b Press the TIMER button on the remote control.
D If SHOWVIEW does not recognise the TV channel,
’SELECT PROG’ will appear on the TV screen.
Instead of ’E2’, you can select the programme
number you want with the number buttons 0-9 and
confirm with the OK button.
D If ’CODE ERROR’ appears on the TV screen, this
means you entered an incorrect SHOWVIEW-code
number or the incorrect date. Correct your
instructions or end with the TIMER button.
D If ’DAILY ERROR’ appears on the TV screen, the
date was incorrectly entered. Daily programming
can only be used for recordings to be made from
Monday to Friday.
D Use the
off.
SELECT
button to switch ’VPS/PDC’ on or
D If you want to set a later end time for a recording,
press the P q button. Each time you press the
P q button, you will add 15 minutes to the end time.
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f Confirm with the OK button when the information is
correct.
D The programming information has been stored in a
TIMER block.
g Make sure that the cassette you have put in can be
recorded on.
h Switch off with the TV/STANDBY m button.
The programmed recording will only function when the
video recorder is switched off with the TV/STANDBY m
button.
Programming a recording
(without ’SHOWVIEW’)
a Switch on the TV set and select the programme number
for the video recorder.
b Press the TIMER button on the remote control twice .
c Select a free TIMER block with the P q or P r button.
Press the
TIMER
D If any of the TIMER blocks are in use, ’k’ will lights
up on the video recorder display.
DATE PROG START V/P END
01
D While a programmed recording is being made, you
cannot operate your video recorder manually. If you
want to cancel the programmed recording, press the
TV/STANDBY m button.
D If the video recorder is switched on a few minutes
before a programmed recording is supposed to
begin, ’TIMER RECORD’ will flash on the TV
screen.
D If you reach the end of the cassette during a
recording, the video recorder will automatically
eject the cassette.
D If you forget to load a cassette, ’NO CASSETTE’
will appear on the TV screen and ’k’ will flash on the
video recorder display.
D If you have put in a cassette which cannot be used
for recording, the video recorder will automatically
eject it.
D If ’TIMER FULL’ appears on the TV screen when
you press the TIMER button, you have used up all
the available TIMER blocks. If you want to clear or
check a TIMER block, select it with the P q or
P r button.
D Programme numbers ’E1’ and ’E2’ are for
recordings from other sources (through scart socket
EXT.1 AV 1 or EXT.2 AV 2 ).
button.
01
20:00
21:30
-----------------------NEXT
gTIMER CLEAR gCL
-/+ 0-9 D/WgSELECT OK
d With the TIMER , C/Sq or D/Sr button you
can select ’DATE’ (date), ’PROG’ (programme number),
’START’ (start time) and ’END’ (end time).
Enter or change your information with the P q or
P r button, or with the number buttons 0-9 .
D Under ’DATE’, use the SELECT button to select daily
or weekly programming.
’D’: Recording from Monday to Friday.
’W’: Recordings every week on the same day.
D Under ’START’, use the
’VPS or PDC’ on or off.
SELECT
button to switch
e Confirm with the OK button when the information is
correct.
D The programming information has been stored in a
TIMER block.
f Make sure that the cassette you have put in can be
recorded on.
g Switch off with the TV/STANDBY m button.
The programmed recording will only function when the
video recorder is switched off with the TV/STANDBY m
button.
D If any of the TIMER blocks are in use, ’k’ will lights
up on the video recorder display.
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D While a programmed recording is being made, you
cannot operate your video recorder manually. If you
want to cancel the programmed recording, press the
TV/STANDBY m button.
D If the video recorder is switched on a few minutes
before a programmed recording is supposed to
begin, ’TIMER RECORD’ will flash on the TV
screen.
D If you reach the end of the cassette during a
recording, the video recorder will automatically
eject the cassette.
D If you forget to load a cassette, ’NO CASSETTE’
will appear on the TV screen and ’k’ will flash on the
video recorder display.
D If you have put in a cassette which cannot be used
for recording, the video recorder will automatically
eject it.
D If ’TIMER FULL’ appears on the TV screen when
you press the TIMER button, you have used up all
the available TIMER blocks. If you want to clear or
check a programmed recording (TIMER block),
select it with the P q or P r button.
h Make sure that the cassette you have put in can be
recorded on. Switch off with the
TV/STANDBY m
button.
D The programmed recording will only function when
the video recorder is switched off with the
TV/STANDBY m button.
How to clear a programmed recording
(TIMER)
a Switch on the TV set and select the programme number
for the video recorder.
b Press the TIMER button on the remote control twice.
c Select the programmed recording (TIMER) you want to
clear with the
Pr
or
Pq
button.
d Press the CLEAR (CL), y button.
e Confirm with the OK button.
D Programme numbers ’E1’ and ’E2’ are for
recordings from other sources (through scart socket
EXT.1 AV 1 or EXT.2 AV 2 ).
How to check or change a programmed
recording (TIMER)
a Switch on the TV set and select the programme number
for the video recorder.
b Press the TIMER button on the remote control twice.
c Select the programmed recording (TIMER) you want to
check or change with the
Pq
or
Pr
button.
d Press the TIMER button.
e Select the entry field with the D/Sr or C/Sq
button.
f Change any information with the P r or P q button or
with the
0-9
buttons.
g Confirm with the OK button.
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7.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Switching the TV system
Automatic switch-off (tuner mode)
If you play recordings made on another video recorder or if
you record from another source, this may lead to problems
with the automatic TV system switch-over. You can switch off
the automatic TV system switch-over as follows.
If you do not use the video recorder for a few minutes in
certain modes (e.g.: STOP), it will switch to standby
automatically. You can cancel this function to use the video
recorder as a television receiver (tuner).
a Select the TV system with the SYSTEM button before you
a Hold the STOP h button until +appears on the video
start recording, or while you play a cassette.
b If you select a different programme number or eject the
cassette, the video recorder will automatically switch to
’automatic’ again.
recorder display.
b Select the programme number you want with the P r or
Pq
button or with the number buttons
0-9
.
c Switch off the video recorder with the TV/STANDBY m
button, if you no longer want to watch TV.
Setting the on-screen display (OSD)
You can switch the on-screen display of the current operating
information on or off.
a Switch on the TV set and select the programme number
for the video recorder.
b Press the MENU button on the remote control. The main
menu will appear.
CLOCK
OSD
CHANNEL ALLOCATION
CHANNEL/FREQUENCY
MANUAL SEARCH
AUTOSEARCH
LANGUAGE
FOLLOW TV
DIRECT RECORD
COUNTER
------------------------/+
OK
c Select the line ’OSD’ with the P r or P q buttons and
confirm with the
OK
button.
d Select one of the options shown with the P q button.
’ON’: Shows the OSD for a few seconds only.
’OFF’: Switches off the OSD.
e Confirm with the OK button.
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Reducing picture disturbance (’optimizing
the modulator’)
Switching off the modulator
You may experience picture disturbance if you have not used
a scart cable to connect your video recorder and TV. This is
because another TV station in your reception area may
already be using UHF-channel CH36 or 591MHz.
If you cannot clear picture or sound interference, you can
switch off the built-in modulator.
You should only do this if you have connected the video
recorder to the TV set with a scart cable. ’Connecting VCR
without scart cable’ is not possible when the modulator is
switched off.
a Make sure that there is no cassette in the video recorder.
a Switch on the TV set and select the programme number
With the video recorder switched off hold the SYSTEM
button for a few seconds until the modulator frequency,
for example, ’G591’ (591 Mhz or channel 36) appears on
the video recorder display. The video recorder will then
transmit a test picture channel or frequency.
for the video recorder.
b Make sure that no cassette is in the video recorder.
Press the SYSTEM button for several seconds, until, for
example, ’G591’ appears on the video recorder display.
c Hold the CLEAR (CL), y button, until ’MOFF’ (modulator
MODULATOR
591 G
------------------------/+
G/KgSELECT
ON/OFF
gCL OK
off) appears on the video recorder display. If you want to
switch the modulator on again, hold the CLEAR (CL), y
button, until ’G591’ (Modulator switched on) appears on
the display.
d To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
b Change the modulator frequency with the P r or
Pq
button.
c Confirm the new modulator frequency with the OK
button.
d Tune in the TV set to this channel or frequency.
e To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
D If the picture or sound quality is poor, you may have
selected the wrong TV system. At step a , select
the TV system ’G591’ for PAL-B,G or ’K591’ for
SECAM-D,K, using the SELECT button. If you want to
switch the modulator on again, hold the
CLEAR (CL), y button, until ’G591’ (Modulator
switched on) appears on the display.
f To end, press the TV/STANDBY m button.
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8.
Before you call an engineer
If, contrary to expectation, you have any problems using this
video recorder, it may be caused by one of the reasons
mentioned below. You can also call the customer service
centre in your country.
You will find the phone number in the enclosed guarantee
leaflet.
Your video recorder does not respond to any button being
pressed:
•
•
•
There is no power supply: check the power supply
A programmed recording is currently being made: cancel the
programmed recording with the TV/STANDBY m button.
There is a technical problem: switch off the mains power supply
for 30 seconds, then switch it on again. If this does not have any
effect, you can:
1. Switch off the mains power supply again.
2. Then switch it on whilst holding down the STANDBY m button
on the video recorder.
3. Release the button when ’MENU’ appears on the video
recorder display. All the information stored (TV channels, time
and date, TIMER) will be cleared.
Cassette is jammed in the video recorder:
•
Don’t use force. Pull out the mains plug for a moment.
Remote control does not work:
•
•
•
Remote control not pointed toward the video recorder: point it at
the video recorder.
Batteries have run out: change the batteries.
You have given the wrong remote control command: read
’Switching remote control command’ in chapter ’Additional
functions’.
No picture when you play a cassette:
•
•
•
There is no recording on the cassette: change the cassette.
You have chosen the wrong programme number on the TV for
playing cassette: on the TV, select the correct programme
number for the video recorder.
The cable connecting the TV set and the video recorder has
come loose: check the cable.
Poor picture quality when you play a cassette:
•
•
•
Your TV set is not properly adjusted.
The cassette badly worn or of poor quality: use new cassette.
Tracking is not properly adjusted or the video heads are dirty:
turn to chapter ’PLAYBACK’ and read the section ’Cleaning the
video heads’.
The video recorder will not record:
•
•
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The TV channel you want to record is not stored or you selected
the wrong programme number: check TV channels stored.
You have loaded a cassette which cannot be recorded on: undo
the erase protection on the cassette.
Programmed recording does not work:
•
•
•
•
•
You have not set the TIMER properly: check the TIMER blocks.
You have programmed the wrong time or date: check time and
date.
You have put in a cassette that cannot be recorded on: undo the
erase protection on the cassette.
’PDC’ or ’VPS’ switched on but ’PDC/VPS time’ wrong: enter PDC
or VPS time exactly to the minute. Have your aerial checked.
After a ’programmed recording with ’SHOWVIEW’, the
programme number of the TIMER block will not agree with the
required programme number: when you have confirmed the
SHOWVIEW programming number, confirm the TIMER block by
pressing the TIMER button. Then change the programme
number displayed in the ’PROG’ entry field and confirm by
pressing the TIMER button.
There is picture or sound interference on TV reception:
•
•
Turn to chapter ’ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS’ and read ’Poor TV
reception - optimising the modulator’ and ’Switching off the
modulator’.
Have your aerial checked.
9.
GLOSSARY
Technical terms used
Current tape position : The part of the tape currently being
played.
External source : A device connected via a socket (for
example, scart socket) which is transmitting audio/video
signals to the video recorder.
Index marking : A marking which is automatically made on the
tape at the beginning of every recording. This marking
(recording ID) can be searched for with the Index search
function.
Scart cable : Also known as a Euro-AV cable. This standard
cable is an easy method of connecting various audio and
video devices, computer screens and televisions. Other
signals in addition to audio and video signals can be
transmitted on it.
TV system : There are various systems for transmitting
television signals, for example, PAL, SECAM, PAL BG, SECAM
DK, SECAM L/L, NTSC etc. The system used by your television
depends on which country you are in.
TXT : Also known as Teletext, Fasttext, Videotext, FLOF etc.
OTR : One touch recording. This function enables you to select
the switch-off time in intervals of 30 minutes.
Modulator : An electronic component in a video recorder
which allows audio and video signals to be transmitted via the
aerial cable. Your television receives the signal in the same
way as a signal from a television station.
Modulator frequency : This frequency or channel indicates the
frequency or channel on which the audio or video signal is
transmitted.
UHF frequency range : Channels 21 to 69. The video recorder
’broadcasts’ on channel 36/frequency 591 MHz. This frequency
or channel can be changed. See the section ’Reducing picture
disturbance (’optimizing the modulator’).
OSD (On-screen display) : The largest possible display area
for the video recorder - the screen on your television set.
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