Philips | VR299/75 | User's Manual | Philips VR299/75 User's Manual

TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
Safety Precautions
WARNING
Any unauthorized changes or
modifications to this equipment void
the user’s authority to operate it.
WARNING: DANGEROUS
VOLTAGE INSIDE
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
•
•
The POWER button does not completely shut off the mains power from the
unit, but switches operating current on or off only.
The rating plate is on the rear of the unit.
PAL
NTSC
Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing your
new VCR.
Table of Contents
Description of Controls .........................................................................................
Front Panel ........................................
Remote Control .................................
Rear Panel .........................................
Display Window ................................
On-Screen Display ............................
3
3
4
6
6
6
Getting Connected Up ........................................................................................... 7
VCR to TV Connection .................... 7
VCR to AV TV Connection .............. 7
Setting Up ............................................................................................................... 8
Setting the Video Channel ................. 8
Menu Operations ............................... 9
Initial Setup ....................................... 9
Auto Channel Setting ...................... 10
Manual Channel Setting .................. 10
Selecting Colour Mode ................... 11
Basic Operations ..................................................................................................
Playback ..........................................
Recording ........................................
Automatic Operations .....................
12
12
12
12
Advanced Operations ..........................................................................................
One Touch Recording (OTR) ..........
Index Search ....................................
SmartPicture ....................................
Using On-Screen Display ...............
Special Effect Playbacks .................
Tracking Adjustments .....................
Child Lock ......................................
G-Code Set Up ................................
Timer Recording Using G-Code .....
Timer Recording .............................
Tape Duplication .............................
13
13
13
13
14
14
14
14
15
15
16
18
Operating Other Manufacturers' TV (For VR499/75) ..................................... 19
Before Requesting Service .................................................................................. 20
You can’t wait to get it working, but
before you do, spare a few moments to
read this brief introduction to the world
of video recording. It may repay you
handsomely in terms of improved
results, and avoiding of costly mistakes.
Positioning
Do not place the VCR directly on top
of, or underneath, your TV set. Ensure
that there is at least 20 cm between the
VCR and the TV set, and that air can
circulate freely through the ventilation
openings of the VCR.
IMPORTANT
Audio-Visual material may consist
of copyrighted works which must
not be recorded without the
authority of the owner of the
copyright.
Please refer to relevant laws in your
country.
G-CODE
G-CODE is a registered trademark of
Gemstar Development Corporation.
The G-CODE system is manufactured under
license from Gemstar Development
Corporation.
Specifications ........................................................................................................ 21
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DESCRIPTION
CONTROLS
OF
Front Panel
7 REW (rewind) 1 button
VR499/75
1
2
3
4 5 6
7
HEAD
• Rewinds the tape when the tape is not
running. (✈P.12)
• Starts reverse rapid visual search
during playback or still picture mode.
(✈P.14)
8
REW
8 FF (fast forward) ¡ button
FF
STOP/EJECT
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
POWER
STILL/PAUSE
PLAY
/OK
• Fast forwards the tape when the tape
is not running. (✈P.12)
• Starts forward rapid visual search
during playback or still picture mode.
(✈P.12)
REC/OTR
COLOUR MODE
G-CODE
VIDEO
SP SLP
AUDIO
CH
MENU/EXIT
CH
ON SCREEN DISPLAY
PAL
11
13
14
Flip to open.
VIDEO
15 16
VIDEO
AUDIO
NTSC
9 VIDEO input jack
17
For connecting to the video output jack
on another VCR or a portable video
camera. (✈P.18)
To access these jacks, gently flip down
the plastic cover.
AUDIO
9
10
10 AUDIO input jack
VR299/75
1
2
3
4 5 6
7
For connecting to the audio output jack
on another VCR or a portable video
camera. (✈P.18)
To access these jacks, gently flip down
the plastic cover.
8
REW
11 COLOUR MODE button
FF
(Only for VR499/75)
Selects the colour mode both for
playback and recording. (✈P.11)
STOP/EJECT
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
POWER
STILL/PAUSE
PLAY
/OK
REC/OTR
SPEED
VIDEO
12 SPEED button
SP SLP
AUDIO
CH
MENU/EXIT
CH
ON SCREEN DISPLAY
PAL
12
13
Flip to open.
VIDEO
AUDIO
14
15 16
VIDEO
NTSC
(Only for VR299/75)
Selects the tape speed for recording (SP,
LP). During playback, the tape speed is
automatically selected (SP, LP).
(✈P.12, P.16, P.18)
17
AUDIO
13 Display window
See page 6.
9
10
14 IR (infrared) remote sensor
Receives the signal from the (IR)
remote control.
4 3/OK button
1 POWER button
• Turns the VCR on or off.
• Sets the VCR for an unattended
recording (timer recording) after
timer settings are completed. (✈P.16,
P.17)
2 STILL/PAUSE 8 button
Stops the tape during recording (pause)
or playback (still picture). (✈P.12, P.14)
Press again to resume normal recording.
Press PLAY 3 to resume normal
playback.
Activates slow motion picture when
pressed for more than 2 seconds during
playback. (✈P.14)
3 Cassette compartment
15 CHANNEL ∞/5 buttons
Changes the selection when using the
menus. (✈P.9)
5 STOP/EJECT 7 / 0 button
Stops the tape when the tape is running.
(✈P.12)
Press again to eject the cassette when
the tape is not running. (✈P.12)
6 REC (record)/OTR ¶ button
• Changes the channels on the VCR.
Release at a desired channel.
• Moves the cursor up and down when
using the menus. (✈P.9)
• Adjusts the tracking during playback,
still picture and slow motion picture.
(✈P.14)
16 MENU/EXIT button
• Starts recording when pressed once.
(✈P.12)
• Starts a recording for 30 minutes to 6
hours long when pressed more than
once. The shut-off time increases in
30-minute intervals. (✈P.13)
Displays the main menu.
Press again to exit from the menu
operations. (✈P.9)
17 PLAY 3 button
Starts normal playback. (✈P.12)
Where a video cassette is inserted.
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DESCRIPTION
OF
CONTROLS
(CONTINUED)
Remote Control
9 VOL (volume) 5 / ∞ buttons
3 VCR/TV button
TV
VCR
VCR/TV
POWER
EJECT
DBS
7
-
2
STOP
5
DAILY
8
+
.............
4
+
.............
1
START
3
DATE
-
16
6
WEEKLY
0
SPEED
9
17
18
19
20
CLEAR
STILL/SLOW
-
........
4
5
6
7
8
13
14
15
QUICK PROGRAMMING
........
1
2
3
CBL / DBS
+
REW
FF
PLAY
/OK
STOP
VOL
MENU
21
CH
22
23
24
25
26
EXIT/STATUS
9
10
11
12
TIMER
SKIP SEARCH
INDEX
SMARTPICTURE
AUDIO/MUTE
REC
/OTR
Using this remote control to
operate TV
For VR299/75:
Some buttons on this remote control
can be used to operate PHILIPS TV.
For VR499/75:
Some buttons on this remote control
can be used not only for PHILIPS TV
but also other manufacturers’ TV.
To operate TV, see page 19.
1 CBL/DBS button
Does not function for this model.
2 POWER button
Before using this button, press VCR or
TV to select your target component.
• After pressing VCR:
– Turns the VCR on or off.
– Sets the VCR for an unattended
recording (timer recording) after
timer settings are completed.
(✈P.16, P.17)
• After pressing TV, turns the TV on or
off.
For VR299/75, this button functions on
Philips TV only.
(For VR499/75 only)
After pressing TV, select the VCR channel
or Auxiliary mode at TV.
4 SPEED button
Selects the tape speed for recording SP,
LP or SLP (For VR499/75 only).
During playback, the tape speed is
automatically selected (SP, LP or SLP).
(✈P.12)
SP, LP : For PAL signal
SP, SLP : For NTSC signal
5 STILL/SLOW – button
During a slow motion picture, adjusts
the playback speed in the reverse
direction. (✈P.14)
Press PLAY 3 to resume normal
playback.
6 PLAY 3 / 5 button
Before using this button, press VCR or
TV to select your target component.
• After pressing VCR:
– Starts normal playback. (✈P.12)
– Moves up the cursor when using
the menus. (✈P.9)
For some PHILIPS TV (VR499/75
only):
• After pressing TV, operates the TV’s
menus.
7 1 (Rewind) / 2 button
Before using this button, press VCR or
TV to select your target component.
• After pressing VCR:
– Rewinds the tape. Also, during
playback, starts rapid reverse
visual search. (✈P.12)
– Goes back to the previous menu
screen when using the menus.
(✈P.9)
For some PHILIPS TV (VR499/75
only):
• After pressing TV, operates the TV’s
menus.
Changes the TV volume.
Release at desired volume.
For VR299/75, this button functions on
Philips TV only.
10 EXIT/STATUS button
Before using this button, press VCR or
TV to select your target component.
• After pressing VCR:
– Displays the time counter, present
time, channel number, and
remaining tape length. (✈P.14)
– Exits from menu operations when
using the menus. (✈P.9)
• After pressing TV (VR499/75 only):
For some PHILIPS TVs:
– Displays the TV’s on-screen
information.
– Exits from TV’s menu operations
when using the TV’s menus.
For other manufacturers’ TVs:
Functions as the ENTER button if
your TV requires pressing ENTER
after selecting a channel number.
11 SKIP SEARCH button
Skips playback for 30 seconds by time
counter reading.
When pressed more than once up to 4
times, the search time increases in 30second intervals up to 2 minutes.
(✈P.13)
12 SMARTPICTURE button
Selects the SmartPicture mode. (✈P.13)
13 TV button
Makes the remote control ready for
operating the TV.
14 VCR button
Makes the remote control ready for
operating the VCR.
15 EJECT 0 button
Ejects the cassette. (✈P.12)
8 STOP 7 / ∞ button
• After pressing VCR:
– Stops the tape. (✈P.12)
– Moves down the cursor when
using the menus. (✈P. 9)
For some PHILIPS TV (VR499/75
only):
• After pressing TV, operates the TV’s
menus.
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16 Number buttons
(0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and
9)
Before using these buttons, press VCR
or TV (for VR499/75 only) to select
your target component.
• Press to select a channel on the VCR
or TV.
To select channels 1 to 9, press 0
then the channel you want. For
example, for channel 4, press 0 then
4.
• Also used to programme the Timer
Recordings. (✈P.16)
20 ¡ (Fast forward) / 3/OK
button
Before using this button, press VCR or
TV to select your target component.
• After pressing VCR:
– Fast forwards the tape. Also
during playback, starts rapid
forward visual search. (✈P.12)
– Selects the items on the menus or
goes to the next menu screen when
using the menus. (✈P.9)
For some PHILIPS TV (VR499/75
only):
• After pressing TV, operates the TV’s
menus.
Erases unwanted timer programmes.
(✈P.17)
button
Stops the tape during recording (pause)
or playback (still picture) temporarily.
(✈P.12, P.14)
Press again to resume normal recording.
Press PLAY 3 to resume normal
playback.
Activates slow motion picture when
pressed for more than 2 seconds during
playback. (✈P.14)
Before using this button, press VCR or
TV.
• After pressing VCR, changes the
channels on the VCR. Release at a
desired channel.
• After pressing TV, changes the
channels on the TV. Release at a
desired channel.
For VR299/75, this button functions on
Philips TV only.
During a slow motion picture, adjusts
the playback speed in the forward
direction. (✈P.14)
Press PLAY 3 to resume normal
playback.
17 CLEAR button
18 STILL/SLOW
22 CH (channel) 5 / ∞ button
19 STILL/SLOW + button
23 TIMER button
Displays the Timer Recording menu.
(✈P.15, P.16)
24 AUDIO/MUTE button
After pressing TV, turns off the TV
sound.
For VR299/75, this button functions on
Philips TV only.
25 INDEX 4 / ¢ buttons
21 MENU button
Before using this button, press VCR or
TV to select your target component.
• After pressing VCR, calls up the
main menu. (✈P.9)
For some PHILIPS TV (VR499/75
only):
• After pressing TV, calls up the TV’s
main menu.
Locates an index marked at the
beginning of every recording. (✈P.13)
26 REC (record)/OTR button
• Starts recording when pressed once.
(✈P.12)
• Starts a recording for 30 minutes to 6
hours long. When pressed more than
once, the shut-off time increases in
30-minute intervals. (✈P.13)
To insert the batteries:
1
Remove the battery compartment lid
from the bottom of the remote
control.
2
Install two AA batteries —
R6(SUM-3)/AA — matching
polarity indicated inside the battery
compartment.
3
Replace the lid.
Note:
This remote control and batteries are
supplied accessories.
Check to make sure they are included.
Also, check “Specifications” to see what
other accessories are included.
CAUTION
On Battery Replacement
Do not mix old and new batteries. (Also never
mix alkaline batteries with manganese batteries.)
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DESCRIPTION
CONTROLS
OF
(CONTINUED)
Rear Panel
2 3
1
5 VIDEO IN (input) jack
4
For connecting to the video output jack
on another VCR or a portable video
camera. (✈P.18)
6 VIDEO OUT (output) jack
For connecting to the video input jack
on a TV or another VCR. (✈P.7)
ANT.IN
IN
OUT
7 RF OUT (output) terminal (to
TV)
AUDIO
VIDEO
RF OUT
Use the supplied RF coaxial cable to
connect this terminal to the UHF/VHF
input terminal on the TV. (✈P.7)
5 6 7
1 AC (alternating current)
power cord
3
AUDIO OUT (output) jack
For connecting to the audio input jack
on a TV or another VCR. (✈P.7)
Connect the AC power cord to an AC
outlet.
4 ANT. (antenna) IN (input)
terminal (from Antenna)
2 AUDIO IN (input) jack
For connecting to the audio output jack
on another VCR or a portable video
camera. (✈P.18)
Connect your antenna or Cable to this
terminal. (✈P.7)
Display Window
1
2
6 Digital clock/counter/
Channel indicator
3
• Normally the present time appears.
• When a tape is inserted, the time
counter appears (and is reset to
0:00:00).
If you always rewind your tapes
completely, you can use this counter
reading as an index to find where a
programme starts.
• A channel number selected with the
TV tuner built-in the VCR appears.
When the external line input is
selected; “L-F” appears for the front
panel connectors or “L-1” appears
for the rear panel connectors.
SP SLP
4
5
1 Operation mode indicators
3
‡: Lights up during recording.
#: Lights up during playback.
*: Lights up during a pause.
(timer) indicator
Lights up when the VCR is set for an
unattended recording (timer recording).
(✈P.17)
2 Speed indicator
5
Indicates the tape speed.
SP – Standard Play
LP – Long Play
SLP – Super Long Play
(NTSC signal only)
(Cassette-in) indicator
Lights up when there is a cassette in the
VCR.
On-Screen Display
The following information (VCR operating status) appears on the TV screen. (✈P.14)
Operation mode
SmartPicture setting
Colour mode
(VR499/75 only)
Remaining tape length
Tape speed
STOP
03:00 AM
CH 12
Current time
Channel no.
NATURAL
Time Counter
AUTO
REMAIN
SP
05:59
0:00:00
INDEX -1
Index no.
Note on the displayed information
• The time counter and remaining tape length
will not be correct when playing back an
NTSC tape.
• When you playback a thin tape like an E-160
cassette tape or compact video cassette tape
(VHS-C), the remaining tape length will flash.
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GETTING CONNECTED UP
VCR to TV Connection
Connection
Diagram
Outdoor antenna
1 Disconnect the AC power cord of the TV from the AC outlet
and the antenna or Cable from the TV.
2 Connect the antenna or Cable to the VCR.
3 Connect the VCR to the TV using the RF coaxial cable.
4 Plug the AC power cords of the VCR and TV into the AC
outlets.
Indoor antenna
Back of TV
ANT. IN
ANT.IN
IN
OUT
VHF
AUDIO
VIDEO
RF OUT
UHF
Cable
Back of VCR
RF coaxial cable
(supplied)
RF OUT
CAUTION
Do not plug the AC power cords until all
connections are completed.
To watch a picture from this VCR on the TV:
For customers in Australia;
– select UHF 36 channel(583.25MHz) (video channel of this VCR
when shipped from the factory). If you want to change video
channel, see “Setting the Video Channel” (✈P.8).
For customers in New Zealand;
– be sure to set video channel (✈P.8).
VCR to AV TV Connection
With this connection, you can get better pictures and sounds when playing back a tape.
Back of TV
To watch a picture from this VCR on the
TV, select the video input on the TV, to
which this VCR is connected.
Back of VCR
ANT.IN
IN
OUT
AUDIO
VIDEO
RF OUT
Audio cable
Video cable
To VIDEO/ AUDIO
OUT jacks
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To video and audio
input jacks
SETTING UP
S
Setting the Video Channel
This VCR is designed to send picture and sound signal on UHF channel 36(583.25 MHz) to the TV, through the RF
coaxial cable.
For customers in Australia;
If you want to change this video channel (36) to another channel (between 28 to 60), follow the procedure below before
turning on the VCR for the first time.
For customer in New Zealand;
Be sure to set video channel (between 28 to 60) by following the procedure below before turning on the VCR for the first
time.
1 Make sure the VCR is turned off and no cassette is inserted.
2 Turn on the TV, and tune it to any channel (UHF 28 to 60) you want to use as the video channel on the TV.
• Select a channel not used in your area.
3 Press STOP/EJECT 7 /0 on the front panel for more than 5 seconds.
The following indication appears on the display.
TV system number starts flashing.
4 Press CH 5 / ∞ on the front panel to select an appropriate TV system number for your area.
1. For B/G. (For West Europe, ASEAN countries, New Zealand)
2. For D/K. (For China, Russia, East Europe)
3. For I. (For Hong Kong, South Africa, United Kingdom)
4. For H. (For Australia)
5 Press 3/OK.
The channel number starts flashing on the display.
Channel number starts flashing.
6 Press CH 5 / ∞
on the front panel to select the channel you have tuned on the TV as the video channel in step 2.
A test signal (two vertical white bars) appears on the TV.
Test signal
(two vertical white bars)
If you use only external video input (AV) mode to
watch the picture from this VCR:
You can turn off the video channel output. To turn off
the video output channel, press CH∞ until “– –”
appears on the channel number position.
7 Press 3/OK to finish the video channel setting.
Now you will enter the Clock Setting mode explained on page 9.
To watch a picture from this VCR on the TV, select the same channel you have selected as the video channel (in step 2
above) on the TV.
Note:
This VCR is factory pretuned to capital city stations 2, 7, 9, 10, and 28.
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SETTING UP
Operations hereafter are described
using the buttons on the remote
control unless mentioned otherwise.
The buttons on the front panel having
the same (or nearly same) name or
same (or nearly same) mark function
exactly the same as those on the remote
control.
Menu Operations
• When using the
buttons on front
panel, skip
this step.
IMPORTANT
To reset the clock manually
The setup and adjustment procedures explained hereafter are written
under the following conditions:
• You have turned on the TV and
selected the video channel (or
external video input).
• You have turned on the VCR.
You can also reset or correct the clock
manually.
1 Press VCR.
2 Press MENU.
3 (ONLY FOR VR499/75)
Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“INITIAL SET UP” then press 3/OK.
The Initial Set Up menu appears.
4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“SET CLOCK” then press 3/OK.
5 Press PLAY5 or STOP ∞ to set the
time, then press 3/OK.
Initial Setup
Before operating the VCR, be
familiar with the menu operations
first because most of the features
built into the VCR can be available
only on the menus.
1 Press VCR on
the remote
control.
(CONTINUED)
(VR499/75)
SELECT
CHOOSE
/OK
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
INITIAL SET UP
TO END PUSH EXIT
(VR299/75)
2 Press MENU
SELECT
CHOOSE /OK
(or MENU/
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
EXIT on the
INITIAL SET UP
front panel) to
display the
TO END PUSH EXIT
main menu screen.
3 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ (or
CH5/∞ on the front panel) to
select a desired feature on the
menu, then press 3/OK.
4 When you select a feature, go to
the section in this manual and
follow the instructions described
there.
To go back to the previous menu
screen, press REW 2.
To exit from the menu operations,
press EXIT/STATUS (or MENU/
EXIT on the front panel again).
Note:
Menu operating buttons function only
when a menu is on the TV screen. When
no menus is on the TV screen, they
function differently.
For the first time you turn on the VCR
or finish video channel setting, the
VCR automatically enters the Clock
Setting mode unless you have set it.
• Each time you press PLAY5 or
STOP ∞, the set time changes by
1-minute intervals. If you press and
hold the button, the set time changes
by 30-minute intervals.
Make sure....
• Your VCR, TV, and antenna are
connected correctly.
• The remote control operation mode
is set correctly for operating your
target component.
– Press VCR to operate the VCR.
– Press TV to operate the TV.
6 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to set the
month and day, then press 3/OK.
• Each time you press PLAY 5 or STOP
∞, the set date changes by 1-day
intervals. If you press and hold the
button, the set date changes by 15-day
intervals.
7 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to set the
year, then press 3/OK.
1 Set Clock
1 Press POWER, if
necessary.
2 Press PLAY 5 or
STOP ∞ to set
the time, then
press 3/OK.
• Each time you press PLAY 5 or STOP
∞, the set year changes by 1-year
intervals. If you press and hold the
button, the set year changes rapidly.
TIME – – : – – AM
5 Press EXIT/STATUS to exit from
the menu operations.
DATE 01/01/99
TO SET PUSH
THEN
TO END PUSH EXIT
/OK
• Each time you
press PLAY5 or STOP ∞, the set time
changes by 1-minute intervals. If you
press and hold the button, the set time
changes by 30-minute intervals.
Note:
If a power failure occurs, clock will lose its
setting.
3 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to set the
month and day, then press 3/OK.
• Each time you
TIME 03 : 25 PM
press PLAY5 or
STOP ∞, the set
DATE 21/06/99
date changes by
TO SET PUSH
THEN /OK
1-day intervals.
TO END PUSH EXIT
If you press and hold the button, the set
date changes by 15-day intervals.
4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to set
the year, then press 3/OK.
• Each time you press PLAY 5 or STOP
∞, the set year changes by 1-year
intervals. If you press and hold the
button, the set year changes rapidly.
5 Press EXIT/STATUS to exit from
the menu operations.
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SETTING UP
Before using the VCR, you need to
set the tuner channels. Follow the
procedures described below.
For Australia customers only:
Do not perform this task unless you are
outside of capital city reception area.
1 Select Tuner Set Up Mode
SELECT
CHOOSE
/OK
CHANGING TUNER SET UP
AUTO TUNER SET UP
TO END PUSH EXIT
2 Start Auto Programming
1 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“AUTO TUNER SET UP” then press
OK/3.
The TV system selecting menu
appears on the TV.
2 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
the appropriate TV system of your
residential area.
SELECT
CHOOSE /OK
SYS COUNTRY
B/G W.EUR. ASEAN AUST.
NZ
D/K CHINA RUS. E.EUR.
I
HK S.AF. UK
TO END PUSH EXIT
B/G : For West Europe, ASEAN
countries, Australia, New
Zealand.
D/K : For China, Russia, East
Europe.
I
: For Hong Kong, South Africa,
United Kingdom.
3 Press OK/3.
Auto programming starts.
The local channels receivable in your
area are automatically
programmed in the VCR’s tuner.
While the auto programming is
carried out
The following message appears on the
TV screen.
AUTO CH.SET PROCEEDING
PLEASE WAIT
START
8 Press OK/3 to store the setting.
9 Press EXIT/STATUS to exit from
the menu operations.
AUTO CH. SET COMPLETED
Automatic Channel Setting
1 Press MENU.
2 Press PLAY 5 or
STOP ∞ to
select “TUNER
SET UP” then
press OK/3.
(CONTINUED)
FINISH
When the auto programming is
completed
The following message appears on the
TV screen, and the lowest channel will
be tuned in.
If the picture is not clear
You need to fine-tune this particular
channel.
If you want to delete
unwanted channels
You can delete channels manually.
After you have deleted the channels,
they will be not selected by pressing
CH 5/∞.
CH FRQ SYS CH FRQ SYS
1 Press VCR.
01 150 BG
07 229 BG
02 165 BG
08 237 BG
2 Press MENU.
03 195 BG
09 355 BG
BG
10 365 BG
3 Press PLAY 5 or 0405 205
213 BG
11 374 BG
06 221 BG
12 384 BG
SELECT=5∞ DELETE=CLEAR
STOP ∞ to select TO
CHANGE CH PUSH 3/OK
TO
END
PUSH
EXIT
“TUNER SET
UP” then press OK/3.
4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“CHANGING TUNER SET UP”
then press OK/3.
The programmed channel information list appears with the settings of
the tuned channel flashing. (You can
also watch the picture of the tuned
channel since the list and the picture
alternates on the TV.)
5 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ until an
unwanted channel setting flashes.
6 Press CLEAR to delete the unwanted
channel.
• If you have accidentally deleted a
channel, press 2.
If no sound comes out
You need to change the TV system for
this particular channel.
EX. Change the TV system for
channel 3
7 Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you delete
all unwanted channels.
8 Press EXIT/STATUS to exit from
the menu operations.
If you want to exchange the
channel positions
You can also replace the channel
position numbers.
EX. Replace channel 9 and channel 3
1 Press VCR.
2 Press MENU.
3 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“TUNER SET UP” then press OK/
3.
4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“CHANGING TUNER SET UP”
then press OK/3.
5 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ until
information for channel 3 flashes.
6 Press OK/3 once.
Only channel indication for channel
3 starts flashing.
7 Press 0 then 9.
The channel settings for channel 3
and 9 are exchanged.
EX. Fine-tune channel 3
1 Press VCR.
2 Press MENU.
3 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“TUNER SET UP” then press OK/
3.
4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“CHANGING TUNER SET UP”
then press OK/3.
5 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ until
information for channel 3 flashes.
6 Press OK/3 twice.
Only frequency indication for
channel 3 starts flashing.
7 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to finetune the station until you get the best
possible picture.
8 Press OK/3 to store the setting.
9 Press EXIT/STATUS to exit from
the menu operations.
1 Press VCR.
2 Press MENU.
3 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“TUNER SET UP” then press OK/
3.
4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“CHANGING TUNER SET UP”
then press OK/3.
5 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ until
information for channel 3 flashes.
6 Press OK/3 three times.
Only TV system indication for
channel 3 starts flashing.
7 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
the appropriate TV system [(BG,
DK, I) so that sound comes out.
8 Press OK/3 to store the setting.
9 Press EXIT/STATUS to exit from
the menu operations.
Note: This VCR is factory pretuned to
capital city stations 2, 7, 9, 10,
and 28. (Australia only)
• If you have accidentally deleted a
channel, press 2.
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Manual Channel Setting
Selecting Colour Mode
When you want to do channel setting
manually, follow this procedure.
1 Select Tuner Set Up Mode
1 Press VCR.
2 Press MENU.
3 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“TUNER SET UP” then press 3/OK.
The Tuner Set Up menu appears.
4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“CHANGING TUNER SET UP”
then press 3/OK.
The programmed channel information list appears with the settings of
the tuned channel flashing. (You can
also watch the picture of the tuned
channel since the list and the picture
alternates on the TV.)
2 Select Station
CHOOSE /OK
1 Press PLAY 5 or SELECT
VHF L
STOP ∞ until an
VHF H
UHF
open channel in
which you want to
store a new
TO END PUSH EXIT
channel starts flashing then press 3/
OK.
2 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
the search starting band.
VHF L: Starts searching from the
VHF L band.
VHF H: Starts searching from the
VHF H band.
UHF: Starts searching from the
UHF band.
3 Press 3/OK.
Searching starts, and when a station
is tuned in, searching stops and the
tuned frequency is shown on the TV.
Then the following menu appears.
3 Store Channel
Press PLAY 5 or
SELECT
CHOOSE /OK
STORE CHANNEL
STOP ∞ to select
CONTINUE SEARCH
“STORE CHANNEL” then press 3/
OK.
TO END PUSH EXIT
The programmed
channel information list appears again
with the settings of the newly tuned
channel flashing.
This section is for VR499/75 only.
Before using the VCR, you need to set
the colour mode both for recording and
playback.
Press COLOUR MODE on the front
panel to change the colour system.
For recording:
AUTO: Normally select this mode.
The colour system is
automatically detected.
NTSC3.58: Select this mode if
“AUTO” does not work well
when recording the NTSC
signals. (For playback on an
NTSC TV)
NTSC4.43: Select this mode if
“AUTO” does not work well
when recording the NTSC
signals on PAL TV. (For
playback on a PAL TV)
PAL: Select this mode if “AUTO”
does not work well when
recording the PAL signals.
For playback:
AUTO: Normally select this mode.
When you watch a PAL,
NTSC, the colour system is
automatically detected.
NTSC3.58: Select this mode when
you watch an NTSC3.58
tape on an NTSC TV.
NTSC → PAL: Select this mode if
“AUTO” does not work well
when playing back an
NTSC tape on a PAL TV.
NTSC4.43: Select this mode when
you watch an NTSC4.43
tape on a PAL TV.
PAL: Select this mode if “AUTO”
does not work well when
playing back a PAL tape.
When playing back an NTSC tape with
“AUTO” mode selected
The tape is played back using “NTSC3.58”
mode.
• If you do not want to store this station,
select “CONTINUE SEARCH” then
press 3/OK, searching starts again.
4 Finish Setting
Press EXIT/STATUS.
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Playback
To watch another TV
programme while recording
Recording
1 On TV
1 Turn on the TV.
2 Select the video channel (or external
video input).
2 On VCR
Insert a cassette.
The VCR turns on.
• If the record tab on a cassette is removed,
playback will start automatically.
• If a cassette is already in the VCR, turn
on the VCR.
3 Start Playback
When using this VCR, an index mark is
always marked at the beginning of
every recording. This index marks
make it easier for you to search for the
beginning of the recordings (see “Index
Search” (✈P.13). )
Select a different channel you want to
watch on the TV.
Make sure....
• The record tab on the cassette is not
removed.
Erase protection
You can watch the programme of the
selected channel on the TV, without
affecting recording on the VCR.
Cassettes have the record tab to ensure
that recordings are not accidentally
erased.
1 On TV
To prevent accidental erasure:
Break off the record tab with a
screwdriver.
1 Turn on the TV.
2 Select the video channel (or external
video input).
2 On VCR
Press PLAY 3.
To rapidly locate a particular
scene
Press FF ¡ or REW 1 during
playback. (No sound)
To resume playback, press PLAY 3
again.
• If FF ¡ or REW 1 is held down for
more than 2 seconds, simply releasing it
will cancel the search.
To stop playback
Press STOP 7.
To rewind the tape
Press REW 1 when the tape is not
playing.
To fast forward the tape
Press FF ¡ when the tape is not
playing.
Insert a cassette with the record tab
intact.
The VCR turns on.
To rewind the tape, press REW 1.
3Select Tape Speed
Press SPEED until the desired tape
speed (SP, LP, or SLP) appears on the
display.
SP, LP : For PAL signal.
SP, SLP : For NTSC signal.
(For VR499/75 only)
4 Select a Channel
Press EJECT 0.
Press REC/OTR ¶.
To turn off the VCR
Press POWER.
Adhesive tape
Automatic Operations
Auto playback
Press CH 5 / ∞ or Number buttons to
select the channel to record.
5 Start Recording
To eject the tape
To record again:
Cover the opening with adhesive tape.
• If a cassette is already in the VCR, turn
on the VCR.
When a tape is inserted, the VCR turns
on. If the record tab is removed,
playback begins.
Auto rewind
When a tape reaches its end during
playback, fast forwarding or manual
recording, the VCR rewinds the tape
and stops.
To pause recording
When playing back an NTSC tape on a
PAL TV
• Some TVs shrink the picture vertically
and place black bars at the top and the
bottom of the TV screen.
• The time counter and remaining tape
length will not be correct.
Press STILL/SLOW
briefly (or
STILL/PAUSE 8 on the front panel).
To resume recording, press the same
button again.
Memory rewind power off
To stop recording
Eject cassette
Press STOP 7.
When you press POWER during
rewinding, the VCR turns off after
rewinding is completed.
You can eject the tape simply by
pressing EJECT 0 even while the
VCR is turned off.
When you press EJECT 0, the VCR
automatically turns on, ejects the tape,
then turns off.
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ADVANCED OPERATIONS
To cancel an OTR
One Touch Recording (OTR)
The OTR function lets you quickly
specify how long you want a recording
to continue. You do not have to
programme the timer.
1 On TV
1 Turn on the TV.
2 Select the video channel (or external
video input).
2 On VCR
Insert a cassette with the record tab in
place.
The VCR turns on.
• If a cassette is already in the VCR, turn
on the VCR.
3 Select Channel
Press CH 5 / ∞ or Number buttons to
select the channel to record.
4 Start OTR
Press REC/OTR ¶ twice.
Recording starts immediately, and the
‡ (Record) indicator lights up and
blinks on the display.
This indicates that the
VCR will
automatically shut off
after 30 minutes of
recording.
OTR(0:30)
CH12
SLP
5 Select Recording Length
Press REC/OTR ¶ repeatedly until the
desired recording length appears.
Each time you press the button,
recording length increases in 30-minute
intervals.
Press STOP 7 to stop recording before
the preset recording length is reached.
If you want to cancel the OTR mode but
continue recording, press REC/OTR
several times until “OTR” changes to
“REC” on the TV screen.
You can make the picture softer or
sharper or distinct the picture when
playing back the tape.
SmartPicture is set to NATURAL when
you receive the VCR.
1 Select SmartPicture Mode
Notes on the indications on the display
while an OTR operation
• During recording, the displayed time
counts down. When “0:00” is reached,
recording stops and the VCR turns off
automatically.
• If an OTR is engaged during pause, the
displayed time counts down normally but
recording does not begin until you cancel
the pause.
1 Press VCR.
2 Press SMARTNATURAL
PICTURE button.
The current setting
will appear on the
screen for about 5 seconds.
3 While the current setting appears,
press the SMARTPICTURE button
repeatedly, the setting changes as
follows.
Index Search
You can locate an index marked at the
beginning of each recording on a tape
recorded on this VCR (or an indexed
tape).
NATURAL:
Normally select this mode.
Press INDEX ¢ or INDEX 4
repeatedly until the appropriate number
is displayed on the TV screen before
starting play.
Rapid forward or reverse search begins.
When it finds the designated index,
playback starts automatically.
• Locate an index number by pressing the
button repeatedly, indicating how many
index marks ahead of or behind that
recording you want is from the tape’s
current position.
• Up to ±9th index mark from the current
position on the tape can be located.
SmartPicture
DISTINCT:
Select this mode when you want
the distinct picture. The picture
detail is emphasized.
SOFT:
Select this mode when you want
the soft picture. The signal noise of
the picture is softened.
SHARP:
Select this mode when you want
the sharp picture. The picture
details are emphasized more.
Notes:
It is recommended that the SmartPicture is
set to “SOFT” if playback picture is noisy.
=0:30=1:00=1:30 .....5:30=6:00
+
REC (Normal recording)+
To check time remaining
during an OTR
Press EXIT/STATUS.
To change the recording
length during an OTR
Press REC/OTR until the desired
length appears.
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ADVANCED OPERATIONS
Using On-Screen Display
You can display the VCR operating
status on the TV screen.
For the information about what you can
see on the TV screen, see page 6.
1 Select VCR Set Up Mode
1 Press VCR.
SELECT
CHOOSE /OK
ON SCREEN MODE
ON
2 Press MENU.
TIMER REC SPEED MANUAL
3 Press PLAY 5 or
STOP ∞ to select
TO END PUSH EXIT
“VCR SET UP”
then press 3/OK.
The VCR Set Up menu appears.
2 Select On-Screen Mode
1 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“ON SCREEN MODE.”
2 Press 3/OK.
Each time you press the button, the
setting changes.
ON:
When you press a tape running
button (Stop, Play, etc.), the VCR
status appears for 5 seconds.
COUNTER:
When you press a tape running
button, the VCR operating status
appears for 5 seconds.
After 5 seconds, the VCR status
disappears except the time counter.
OFF:
The VCR operating status does not
appear even if you press a tape
running button.
3 Finish Setting
Press EXIT/STATUS.
To display the VCR status on the TV
screen manually, press EXIT/
STATUS. The VCR status appears for
about 5 seconds.
• If “ON SCREEN MODE” is set to
“OFF,” no VCR status appears though
you press EXIT/STATUS.
(CONTINUED)
Special Effect Playbacks
Tracking Adjustments
Are you familiar with tape playback?
If so, you are ready to enjoy the special
effect playback features described
below.
To skip playback for a certain
period
Press SKIP SEARCH during playback
to search forward for 30 seconds by the
time counter reading.
Each time you press the button, the
search time increases as follows:
30=60=90=120 sec.
The VCR automatically resumes
normal playback after searching for the
specified period.
To view a still picture
Press STILL/SLOW
briefly (or
STILL/PAUSE 8 on the front panel)
during playback.
Playback is freezed and a still picture
appears.
button
Press the STILL/SLOW
repeatedly to advance the still picture
frame by frame.
To view a slow motion picture
Auto tracking
Each time a tape is inserted, auto
tracking starts working and
continuously analyses the signal to
adjust for optimum picture quality
during playback. So, there is no need
for you to adjust noise in most tapes
during playback.
Manual tracking
• During normal playback:
If auto tracking cannot eliminate
noise well during playback, press
CH 5 or ∞.
• During a slow motion picture:
Press CH 5 or ∞ to minimize noise
in the slow motion picture.
• During a still picture:
Press CH 5 or ∞ to reduce jitter in
the still picture.
To cancel manual tracking, stop the
tape, eject the tape, then re-insert it.
Press STILL/SLOW
(or STILL/
PAUSE 8 on the front panel) for more
than 2 seconds during playback.
Child Lock
To decrease the slow motion speed
(and reverse the slow motion
playback), press STILL/SLOW –.
You can prevent the VCR operations.
To increase the slow motion speed
(and forward the slow motion
playback), press STILL/SLOW +.
When the VCR is turned on, press and
hold POWER on the remote control
for more than 7 seconds to turn off the
VCR.
To use Child Lock
To resume playback, press PLAY 3.
Notes:
• No sound is present during special effect
playbacks.
• If you keep viewing slow motion and still
pictures for more than 5 minutes, the VCR
automatically stops to protect the tape
and video heads.
• During special effect playbacks, some
noise bars will appear on the TV screen.
The “—” appears on the display.
While “—” is on the display, you
cannot turn on the VCR by pressing
POWER on the VCR.
To cancel Child Lock
Press and hold POWER on the remote
control for more than 7 seconds to turn
on the VCR.
The “—” disappears on the display.
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2 Set Guide Channels
G-Code Set Up
This section is for VR499/75 only.
You can simplify the programming
method of timer recording by using GCode. Whenever you want to record a
TV program, all you need to do is to
find out the programme’s G-Code
number.
You can easily find out this number by
checking the TV programme list of
your local newspaper or TV guide
magazine.
Simply entering the programme’s
G-Code using the remote control will
make the VCR record the programme.
Before using G-Code for the first time,
you need to set the guide channel
number for each local channel number.
The local channel (user channel*)
number is the number you select on
the VCR to record a programme, while
the guide channel number is the one
assigned to that local channel and you
can also find it in the TV programme
list of your local newspaper or TV
guide magazine.
Make sure...
• You can use the tables below to note
your user channel numbers and their
guide channel numbers.
1 Select VCR Set Up Mode
1 Press MENU.
2 Press PLAY 5 or
STOP ∞ to select
“INITIAL SET UP”
then press 3/OK.
SELECT
CHOOSE
/OK
CHANNEL SET UP
1 Press PLAY 5 or GUIDE
GUIDE CH
USER CH
255
-STOP ∞ to select
01
-02
-03
-“GUIDE CHANN04
-SELECT
OR ENTER GUIDE
EL SET UP” then CH. NO. THEN PUSH /OK.
TO END PUSH EXIT
press 3/OK.
2 While the GUIDE CH number is
flashing, press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞
button repeatedly or press number
buttons to select guide channel
number (GUIDE CH), then press
3/OK.
This section is for VR499/75 only.
By entering the G-Code number for a
particular TV programme, you can
easily programme a timer recording.
1 Select G-Code Mode
• For example, for guide channel number 9,
press 0, 9.
Always enter “0” before any single number
entries.
3 While the space for the USER CH is
flashing, press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞
button repeatedly or press number
buttons to enter local channel
number (USER CH), then press
3/OK.
4 Repeat the above procedures until
you set the guide channel for all the
receivable local channels.
3 Finish Setting
Press EXIT/STATUS.
To correct a user channel number
and/or a guide channel number,
repeat the same procedures explained
above. This time, enter the correct user
channel number and/or the correct
guide channel number.
TO END PUSH EXIT
User Channel
No.
09
G-Code Guide
Channel No.
09
G-CODE / SHOWVIEW PROG.
Press TIMER.
Press PLAY 5 or
CODE
STOP ∞ to select
“G-CODE/SHOWTO END PUSH EXIT
VIEW” then press
3/OK.
The G-Code entry menu appears on the
TV screen.
2 Enter G-Code
• For example, for local channel number 9,
press 0, then 9.
Always enter “0” for single digits.
SET CLOCK
GUIDE CHANNEL SET UP
Local TV Station’s
Name
Example: Nine
Timer Recording Using G-Code
Press Number
G-CODE / SHOWVIEW PROG.
buttons to enter the
CODE 135
G-Code number
TO SET PUSH 3/OK
assigned to the TV
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
programme you want TO END PUSH EXIT
to record, then press 3/OK.
• If “ERROR-RE-ENTER CODE”
appears on the TV, you have entered
an incorrect G-Code number. If this
happens, press CLEAR to erase the
number, then enter the correct
number.
• If you have not yet set the user
channel, the “GUIDE CHANNEL
SET UP” screen will appear. Press
PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ button
repeatedly or number buttons to
enter the USER CH number which
the broadcast for the G-Code number
is received on the VCR, then press
3/OK.
Local TV Station’s
Name
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User Channel
No.
G-Code Guide
Channel No.
ADVANCED OPERATIONS
3 Select Tape Speed
Press SPEED.
• Each time you press the button, the tape
speed alternates between “SP”, “LP”, and
“SLP”.
SP, LP : For PAL signal.
SP, SLP : For NTSC signal.
(For VR499/75 only)
4 Confirm Programme
Press EXIT/STATUS.
TIME PROGRAM
“PROGRAM WAS ONE
PROGRAM 1
CHANNEL+/– 12
COMPLETED”
START +/–
08 : 00 PM
STOP +/–
10 : 00 PM
REC SPEED LP
appears on the TV
DATE +/–
14/07/99
WEDNESDAY
screen. After 5
SET DAILY=8 OR WEEKLY=9
seconds, the above TO END PUSH EXIT
message disappears, and the normal TV
picture resumes. The (timer)
indicator lights up on the display.
• If “PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED”
appears, try again from step 1.
• If “PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED/
CLASH” appears, the timer recording
you just programmed overlaps another
timer recording. The timer recording you
just programmed will not take place. The
timer recording menu will reappear. To
cancel a (Timer) recording (see page
17).
If you want to store other
programmes, repeat steps 1 to 4.
5 Finish Settings
Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
The VCR must be turned off for a timer
recording to take place. If you forget to
turn off the VCR, “PLEASE TURN
OFF VCR FOR TIMER
RECORDING” flashes on your TV
screen two minutes before a timer
recording starts. To remove the
message, press the CLEAR button.
If you want to record the same
programme daily, press DAILY
(Number button 8) at step 3. (Press the
button again to cancel).
The VCR will record a TV programme
every day (Monday through Friday) at
the same time and length (Daily
Recording).
If you want to record the same
programme weekly, press WEEKLY
(Number button 9) at step 3. (Press the
button again to cancel).
The VCR will record a TV programme
once a week at the same day, time and
length (Weekly Recording).
(CONTINUED)
3 Select Channel
After a timer recording has taken
place
Press POWER to turn on the VCR.
You can operate your VCR normally.
To stop a started timer recording
Press POWER.
Recording stops and the VCR turns off.
If it is a Daily or Weekly Recording,
future recordings will be carried out as
programmed.
To check or erase the programmes
See page 17.
Press CH 5 or ∞
to enter the TV
channel.
• Holding down CH
DAILY=8 OR WEEKLY=9
5 or ∞ rapidly scans SET
TO END PUSH EXIT
through the channels.
• To record from external line input, press
CH 5 or ∞ until “A/V REAR” or “A/V
FRONT” appears on the TV screen on the
TV screen.
4 Select Start Time
Press START +
or – (Number button
1 or 4).
Timer Recording
To record while you’re away, follow step
1 — 9 below. For each programme you
set, the VCR will turn on, start recording,
and turn off automatically. You can store
up to 8 programmes.
Make sure....
• The clock is set to the correct time
before setting timer recording.
• A cassette is inserted in the VCR and
the record tab of the cassette must
not be removed.
• The remote control operation mode
is set correctly for operating your
target component.
– Press VCR to operate the VCR.
– Press TV to operate the TV.
FOR EACH STEP BELOW, YOU
NEED TO FINISH WITHIN 60
SECONDS; OTHERWISE,
PROGRAMMING WILL HAVE TO
BE RESTARTED FROM STEP 1.
16
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM 1
CHANNEL+/– 12
START +/–
08 : 00 PM
STOP +/–
– –:– – AM
REC SPEED SP
DATE +/–
– –/– –/– –
• Each time you press
SET DAILY=8 OR WEEKLY=9
the button, the set
TO END PUSH EXIT
time changes by 1minute intervals. If
you hold the button, the set time changes
by 30-minute intervals.
5 Select Stop Time
Press STOP + or –
(Number button
2 or 5).
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM 1
CHANNEL+/– 12
START +/–
08 : 00 PM
STOP +/–
10 : 00 PM
REC SPEED SP
DATE +/–
– –/– –/– –
• Each time you press
SET DAILY=8 OR WEEKLY=9
the button, the set
TO END PUSH EXIT
time changes by 1minute intervals. If
you hold the button, the set time changes
by 30-minute intervals.
6 Select Tape Speed
Press SPEED.
ONE TIME PROGRAM
1
• Each time you press PROGRAM
CHANNEL+/– 12
START +/–
08 : 00 PM
the button, the tape
STOP +/–
10 : 00 PM
SPEED LP
speed alternates bet- REC
DATE +/–
– –/– –/– –
ween “SP”, “LP” and SET DAILY=8 OR WEEKLY=9
TO END PUSH EXIT
“SLP.”
SP, LP : For PAL signal
SP, SLP : For NTSC signal
(For VR499/75 only)
1 Select Timer Mode
1 Press VCR.
2 Press TIMER. The Timer Recording
menu appears.
7 Select Start Date
2 Select Programme mode
Press DATE + or –
(Number button
3 or 6).
TIME PROGRAM
1 Press PLAY 5 or ONE
PROGRAM 1
––
STOP ∞ to select CHANNEL+/–
START +/– – –:– – AM
STOP +/–
– –:– – AM
“QUICK PROREC SPEED SP
DATE +/–
– –/– –/– –
GRAMMING”
DAILY=8 OR WEEKLY=9
then press 3/OK. SET
TO END PUSH EXIT
The Quick Programming menu
appears.
• The year and day of
the week are
displayed
automatically.
• If you have already set 8
programmes, “ALL PROGRAMS IN
USE” appears and goes back to the
Timer Recording menu. If this
happens, delete unwanted programmes.
(✈P.17)
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ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM 1
CHANNEL+/– 12
START +/–
– –:– – AM
STOP +/–
– –:– – AM
REC SPEED SP
DATE +/–
– –/– –/– –
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ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM 1
CHANNEL+/– 12
START +/–
08 : 00 PM
STOP +/–
10 : 00 PM
REC SPEED LP
DATE +/–
14/07/99
WEDNESDAY
SET DAILY=8 OR WEEKLY=9
TO END PUSH EXIT
8 Confirm Programme
Press EXIT/STATUS.
“PROGRAM WAS COMPLETED”
appears on the TV screen.
After 5 seconds, the above message
disappears, and the normal TV picture
resumes. The (Timer) indicator
lights up on the display.
• If “PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED”
appears, try again from step 1.
• If “PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED
CLASH” appears, the timer recording
you just programmed overlaps another
timer recording. The timer recording you
just programmed will not take place. The
timer recording menu will reappear. To
cancel a timer recording. (see right)
If you want to store other
programmes, repeat steps 1 to 8.
9 Finish Settings
Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
The VCR must be turned off for a timer
recording to take place. If you forget to
turn off the VCR, “PLEASE TURN
OFF VCR FOR TIMER
RECORDING” flashes on your TV
screen two minutes before a timer
recording starts. To remove the
message, press the CLEAR button.
If you want to record the same
programme daily, press DAILY
(Number button 8) during step 3
through 7. (Press the button again to
cancel).
The VCR will record a TV programme
every day (Monday through Friday) at
the same time and length (Daily
Recording).
If you want to record the same
programme weekly, press WEEKLY
(Number button 9) during step 3
through 7. (Press the button again to
cancel).
The VCR will record a TV programme
once a week at the same day, time and
length (Weekly Recording).
Useful function for Timer
Recording: Auto Tape Speed
With this function activated, the VCR
can change the tape speed and record
the programme in LP or SLP mode
unless enough tape remains for
recording in SP mode.
1 Press VCR.
2 Press MENU.
3 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“VCR SET UP” then press 3/OK.
4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP ∞ to select
“TIMER REC SPEED.”
5 Press 3/OK.
Each time you press the button, the
setting changes.
AUTO:
Select this to allow the VCR to
change the tape speed from SP to
LP or SLP when there is not
enough tape length remaining.
MANUAL:
Select this to not allow the VCR to
change the tape speed.
6 Press EXIT/STATUS to exit from
the menu operations.
To check, edit or erase the
programmes
1
2
3
4
Turn on the VCR and TV.
PR CH START STOP DATE
Press VCR.
1
06 08:00P 10:00 W15/06
2
01 10:00A 10:45
MON
Press TIMER.
3
05 03:00P 03:15 D15/10
4
04 11:30P 12:00 DAILY
Press PLAY 5
5
6
7
or STOP ∞ to
8
NEXT=
END=EXIT
select “PROGRAM REVIEW” then press 3/OK.
The list of the timer recording
programmes appears.
5 Press 3/OK repeatedly to view the
ONE TIME PROGRAM
more detailed
PROGRAM 1
12
programme infor- CHANNEL+/–
START +/–
08 : 00 PM
STOP +/–
10 : 00 PM
mation.
REC SPEED LP
DATE +/–
14/07/99
WEDNESDAY
• When you press
TO ERASE PROGRAM=CLEAR
the button for the NEXT= PREV= END=EXIT
first time, the detailed programme
information for Programme 1 appears.
By pressing this button repeatedly, you
can review the detailed information of
all other programmes.
6 If you want to change the
programme setting shown on the
TV screen, press the following
buttons:
CH 5/∞ : Changes the channels.
START +/– : Changes the start time.
STOP +/– : Changes the stop time.
SPEED
: Changes the tape speed.
DATE +/– : Changes the date.
If you want to erase the
programme setting shown on the
TV screen, press CLEAR. The
detailed information of the next
programme appears.
7 Press EXIT/STATUS to exit from
the menu operations.
Note:
This function does not work for OTR
(One Touch Recording).
How to see the programme list
1
1
2
3
4
5
Press POWER to turn on the VCR.
You can operate your VCR normally.
To stop a started timer recording
Press POWER.
Recording stops and the VCR turns off.
If it is a Daily or Weekly Recording,
future recordings will be carried out as
programmed.
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3
4
5
START
08:00P
10:00A
03:00P
11:30P
STOP
10:00
10:45
03:15
12:00
DATE
W15/06
MON
D15/10
DAILY
END=EXIT
Programme numbers
Preset channel numbers
Start time
“A” stands for “AM” and “P”
stands for “PM”
Stop time
Start date
“D” stands for “DAILY,” and “W”
stands for “WEEKLY.”
• If the programme has worked
once for the Daily recording,
“DAILY” will be shown instead
of the start date.
• If the programme has worked
once for the Weekly recording,
the day of the week (in this
example, “MON”) will be shown
instead of the start date.
After a timer recording has
taken place
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1 06
2 01
3 05
4 04
5
6
7
8
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ADVANCED OPERATIONS
(CONTINUED)
Tape Duplication
Connection
Diagram
1 Connect the recording VCR (this VCR) and the playing
VCR.
2 Connect the recording VCR (this VCR) to the TV.
Playing VCR
Recording VCR (this VCR)
TV
ANT.IN
IN
ANT.IN
OUT
IN
AUDIO
To RF OUT
OUT
AUDIO
VIDEO
VIDEO
RF OUT
RF OUT
From Audio output to AUDIO IN
From Video output to VIDEO IN
Dubbing from any VHS VCR (or video
camera) to another is simple.
Explanations on this page uses this
VCR as the recording VCR.
Refer also to the manual supplied with
the other VCR (for playback).
• You can also use the AUDIO/VIDEO
input jacks on the front panel to
connect another VCR or video
camera.
1 At VCRs
4 Select Tape Speed
Insert a source tape in the playing VCR
and a blank tape in the recording VCR.
• If a tape without the record tab is inserted
in the playing VCR, playback automatically starts. In this case, press the STOP
button.
2 At TV
Turn the channel on the TV to your
video channel.
3 Select Line Input
Press CH 5 or ∞, pointing the remote
control at this VCR, to select the
external line input.
• For rear jacks, select “L-1” on the
display.
• For front jacks, select “L-F” on the
display.
Press SPEED, pointing the remote
control at this VCR, until the desired
tape speed (SP, LP, SLP) appears on the
display.
SP, LP : For PAL signal.
SP, SLP : For NTSC signal.
(For VR499/75 only)
5 Play Back Tape
Press the PLAY 3 button on the
playing VCR.
6 Record (Copy) Tape
Press REC/OTR ¶ on the recording
VCR.
Remember: Press the buttons in steps 5
and 6 simultaneously to avoid missing
any of the recording.
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OPERATING OTHER MANUFACTURERS’ TV
This section is for VR499/75 only.
You can use this remote control to
operate your TV, not only PHILIPS TV
but also other manufacturers’ TVs
listed below.
You first need to set the manufacturer’s
code.
Note:
Though this remote control can operate most
of the PHILIPS TVs as well as many other
manufacturers’, some of the TVs will not
operate or some functions available on the
TVs will not work with this remote control.
1 Set Code
1 Press and hold TV.
2 Press two Number buttons for the
manufacturer’s code number of your
TV, referring to the table to the right.
• For example, for 02, press 0 then 2.
3 Press STOP 7, then release TV.
TV Manufacturers’ Codes
PHILIPS
EMERSON
01, 02, 03
14
GOLDSTAR
GRUNDIG
HITACHI
04
24, 25
12
JVC
MITSUBISHI
05
13, 26
PANASONIC
RCA
07, 17, 19, 20
10
SAMSUNG
SANYO
18
11
SHARP
SONY
16
09
THOMSON
TOSHIBA
21, 22, 23
08
ZENITH
06, 15
• The remote control can now operate
the TV of the selected code.
2 Confirm Setting
Press POWER, pointing the remote
control at the TV.
If the TV turns on or off, your setting is
completed.
If not, repeat steps above, using another
code.
After replacing the batteries
You need to reset the manufacturer’s code
again.
Note:
The buttons you can use to operate
your TV are explained on pages 4 – 5.
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BEFORE REQUESTING SERVICE
Check the following points once again if you are having some difficulties with your VCR.
IMPORTANT
Periodic maintenance is required in order to maintain the VCR’s continuous excellent performance. After a period of time
the video heads will require replacement. If cleaning or replacement of the video heads is required, this service should be
performed at an authorized video system service center.
Power
Correction
No power.
• Make sure the AC power cord is correctly connected to an
AC outlet.
• Make sure the VCR is turned on.
Recording & Playback
Correction
TV programme cannot be recorded.
• Check the connections between the VCR, the antenna,
and the TV.
• Make sure that the record tab on the back of the cassette
is not removed. (✈P.12)
Timer recording cannot be performed.
• Set the timer on-time and timer off-time correctly.
• Make sure that the VCR is turned off after timer
recording is programmed. (✈P.16, P.17)
• Timer recording may not be performed or stopped if a
power interruption occurs before or during timer recording. If the power resumes within one minute, timer
recording will also resume.
There is no playback picture, or the playback picture is
noisy or contains streaks.
• Select your video channel correctly.
• Adjust the tracking slowly in either direction. (✈P.14)
During a still or slow motion picture, the picture
may contain some vertical jitter when using
a TV which has an automatic vertical hold control.
• Adjust the vertical hold control manually on the TV, if
available.
If the top of your playback picture waves
back and forth excessively.
• Because the VCR playback signal is not as stable as an
off-the-air TV signal, the top of your TV screen may be
bent or unstable during playback. To solve this problem,
slowly turn the horizontal hold control on your TV to
correct the wavy picture. If your TV does not have the
horizontal hold control or adjusting the control does not
help, contact your local TV service center.
Remote Control
Correction
The remote control cannot work.
• Aim the remote control directly at the remote sensor on
the VCR.
• Avoid all obstacles which may interfere with the signal
path.
• Inspect or replace the batteries. (✈P.5)
• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. (✈P.5)
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Miscellaneous
Correction
A cassette cannot be inserted.
• Insert the cassette with the window side up and the record
tab facing you.
• Check that a cassette tape is not already inserted. Press
EJECT 0.
The cassette does not eject.
• Make sure the AC power cord is correctly connected to
an AC outlet.
(Timer) indicator is lit on the display, press
• If the
POWER to cancel timer recording, then press EJECT
0.
The cassette ejects when you press REC/OTR ¶, or when
you press POWER to set timer recording.
• Make sure the record tab on the back of the cassette is not
removed. (✈P.12)
SPECIFICATIONS
General
Mains voltage
Mains frequency
Power consumption
Ambient temperature
Relative humidity
Dimensions
Mass
Position for use
Video output channel
Possible number of TV channel
Number of pre-programmable memory blocks
Number of days in advance
AC 110V – 240V
50/60Hz
Approx. 18 watts
+5°C to +40°C
10% to 80%
Approx. 360(W) x 94(H) x 281(D) mm
Approx. 3.4kg
Horizontal
UHF 36 (adjustable between 28 — 60)
99
8
365 or every day, or every week
Tuner
Aerial input
VHF L:
VHF H:
UHF:
B/G, D/K, I, K1
42 — 175 MHz
175 — 470 MHz
470 — 870 MHz
Video
Input (VIDEO IN)
Output (VIDEO OUT)
Resolution
Signal/noise ratio
0.5 to 2.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
1.0±0.2 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Better than 230 lines
Better than 43 dB
Audio
Input (AUDIO IN)
Output (AUDIO OUT)
Accessories supplied
–8 dBs, 50k ohms (0dBs=0.775 Vrms)
–8 dBs, 1k ohms (0dBs=0.775 Vrms)
Remote control unit
RF coaxial cable
Batteries – R6(SUM-3)/AA (only for checking operations)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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