Philips VR558 User's manual

Philips VR558 User's manual
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Thank you for buying a Philips video recorder. This video recorder is one of the most sophisticated
and easy-to-use video recorders (VCR) on the market. Please take the time to read this operating
manual before using your video recorder. It contains important information and notes regarding operation. The video recorder should not be turned on immediately after transportation from a cold to a
hot area or vice versa, or in conditions of extreme humidity. Wait at least three hours after transporting the device. The video recorder needs this time in order to become acclimatised to its new environment (temperature, air humidity, etc.).
This video recorder is used for the recording and playback of VHS videocassettes.
Cassettes with the VHS-C label (VHS cassettes for camcorders) may only be used
with a suitable adapter.
PAL We hope you enjoy your new video recorder.
Important notes regarding operation
These operating instructions have been
printed on non-polluting paper.
High voltage!
" Danger:
Do not remove the top cover as there is
Deposit old batteries at the appropriate collection points.
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.
a risk of an electrical shock!
video recorder does not contain any
" The
components that can be repaired by the
customer. Please leave all maintenance
work for qualified personnel.
This electronic device contains many materials that can be recycled. Please enquire
about the possibilities for recycling your old
device.
soon as the video recorder is connected
" As
to the power supply, there are some components that are in constant operation. To
switch off the video recorder completely you
must disconnect it from the power supply.
So that you can identify your machine for service
questions or in the event of theft, enter the serial
number here. The serial number (PROD.NO.) is
printed on the type plate fixed at the back of the
device.
sure that air can circulate freely
! Make
through the ventilation slots on the video
recorder. Do not place the device on an
unsteady base.
! the video recorder. Do not place vases or
Make sure that no objects or liquids enter
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the like on the video recorder. If liquid is
spilt into it, immediately disconnect the
video recorder from the power supply and
call After-sales Service for advice.
PROD. NO.
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This product complies with the requirements of
Directive 73/23/EEC +89/336/EEC +93/68 EEC.
not place any combustible objects on
! Do
the device (candles, etc.).
Make sure that children do not place any
! foreign objects within the openings or ventilation slots.
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Number of video heads : 4
Number of video heads (HIFI): 2
Recording/playback time:
3 hours (SP) (cassette E-180)
6 hours (LP) (cassette E-180)
Specifications
Voltage: 220-240V/50Hz
Power consumption : 20W
Power consumption (Standby): less than
3W (PWR. in the display switched off)
Rewind time: approx. 70 seconds (cassette E180)
Dimensions in cm (WxDxH): 36.0x22.6x9.2
Supplied accessories
• Operating instructions
• Remote control and batteries
• Aerial Cable
1. Connecting the video recorder
Preparing the remote control for
operation
Connecting with a scart cable
Have the following
cables ready:
an aerial cable (1, supplied), a scart cable (2,
1
2
not supplied).
1. Remove the aerial
cable plug from your
AERIAL
TV set. Insert it into
the AERIAL at the
back of the video
recorder.
2. Insert one end of the
supplied aerial cable
RF OUT
into the RF OUT at
the back of the video
recorder and the
other end into the
aerial input socket at
the back of the TV set.
3. Plug one end of a
scart cable into the
scart socket AV1(TV)
AV1(TV)
at the back of the
video recorder and the other end into the
suitable scart socket on your TV reserved for
the video recorder operation (see your TV's
operating instructions).
4. Switch on the TV.
5. Insert AC cable into the wall socket.
The remote control and its batteries are packed
separately in the original video recorder packaging. You must install the batteries in the remote
control before use.
AV1 (TV)
AERIA
L
T
RF OU
1. Take the remote control and the enclosed
batteries (2 batteries).
AV1 (TV)
2. Open the remote control's battery compart-
AERIA
L
T
RF OU
ment and place the batteries in it as shown in
the picture and close the battery compartment.
The remote control is now ready to use. Its
range is approximately 5 metres.
Connecting your video recorder to
the TV set
AV1 (TV)
AERIA
L
T
RF OU
The necessary cable connections must be made before
you can record or playback
TV programmes using your
video recorder.
We recommend that you use a scart cable to connect your TV and video recorder.
My TV has several scart sockets. Which one
should I use?
Select that scart socket which is suited for the
video output as well as for the video input.
My TV has a configuration menu for the
scart socket.
Please configure this scart socket as InputOutput.
What is a scart cable?
The scart or Euro AV cable serves as the universal
connector for picture, sound and control signals.
With this type of connection, there is practically no
loss of quality during the picture or sound transfer.
*You can have the Hi-fi sound on the TV only
with a scart cable.
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6. If the connection was properly made and
your TV was automatically switched to the
programme number for the scart socket, you
will see the following picture:
PUSH MENU TO CONTINUE
I do not see a Language setting picture
* Check the cable connections.
* Repeat the channel search on your TV.
PUSH MENU TO CONTINUE
7. Save this programme number setting on your
Then, read the paragraph 'Preparation for use' in
the chapter 'Installing your video recorder'.
TV for video recorder operation.
You can find more details in chapter 'Preparation
for use'.
My screen is empty
Many TVs are switched to the programme number for the scart socket by way of a control signal sent through the scart cable.
If the TV does not automatically switch to the
scart socket programme number, manually
change to the corresponding programme number on your TV (see your TV's operating instructions).
Programme number for video recorder operation
You have now saved a programme number for
use by your video recorder as you would a regular TV channel. This programme number must
now be used in future for video recorder playback ('video recorder' TV channel).
Connecting without a scart cable
Connecting additional devices
Have the following cables ready:
an aerial cable.
1. Switch off your TV.
2. Remove the aerial
cable plug from the
AERIAL
aerial input socket of
the TV. Insert it into
the AERIAL at the
back of the video
recorder.
3. Insert one end of the
supplied aerial cable
RF OUT
into the RF OUT at
the back of the video
recorder and the
other end into the
aerial input socket at
the back of the TV.
4. Insert AC cable into the wall socket.
5. Switch on your TV and select the programme
number used for video playback on your TV
set (see your TV's operating instructions).
6. Select this programme number and manually
start the TV's channel search as if you wanted to save a new TV channel until the next
screen appears.
You can connect additional devices such as
decoders, satellite receivers, camcorders, etc. to
the socket AV2(DECODER).
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AV1 (TV
ER)
COD
AV2 (DE
AV1 (TV)
AERIA
AV2(DECODER)
L
AERIA
T
RF OU
L
T
RF OU
AV1 (TV)
AERIA
L
T
RF OU
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2. Installing your video recorder
5. Check 'TIME'. If required, please change the
Preparation for use
time with the number buttons
This chapter shows you how to prepare the video
recorder use. The video recorder automatically
seeks out and stores all available TV channels.
'Aim' correctly
In the following sections, you require the remote
control for the first time. When using, always
aim the front of the remote control at the video
recorder and not at the TV.
Connecting additional devices
After you have connected additional devices
(satellite receiver, etc.) through the aerial cable,
switch them on. The automatic channel search
will recognise them and save them.
0..9
.
6. Check if the displayed settings for 'DAY',
'MONTH' and 'YEAR' are correct.
7. When all information is correct, save by
pressing STATUS/EXIT .
The preparation for use is now complete.
Satellite receiver
If you are connecting a satellite receiver, please
read the section 'Using the satellite receiver'.
Decoder
If you are connecting a decoder, you must
install it as described in the next section.
1. Select the desired language for the on-screen
menu by pressing
PLAY B-K
or
STOP C-L
.
Decoder allocation
2. Press MENU .
3. Confirm with PROG P+ .
Some TV channels transmit encoded TV signals
which can only be viewed with a purchased or
rented decoder. You can connect such a decoder
to this video recorder. The following function will
automatically activate the connected decoder for
the desired TV channel.
1. Switch the TV on. If applicable, select the
programme number for the video recorder
operation.
2. Use PLAY B-K , STOP C-L or 0..9 to select the
TV channel which you would like to allocate
the decoder to.
3. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
4. Use PLAY B - K or STOP C - L to select 'TUNER
SET UP'. Then press FWD 1- B .
5. Use PLAY B - K or STOP C - L to select 'MANUAL TUNING'. Then press FWD 1- B .
6. Use PLAY B-K or STOP C-L to select 'DECODER'.
The automatic TV channel search starts.
PLEASE WAIT
START
FINISH
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The video recorder does not find any TV
channels during the search
* Select channel 1 on the TV. Can you see the
saved TV channel on the TV?
If not, check the cable connection of the aerial
(aerial socket), video recorder, TV.
* The video recorder searches the entire frequency range in order to find and save the
largest possible number of TV channels. It is possible that the TV channels in your country are
broadcast in a higher frequency range. As soon
as this range is reached during the search, the
video recorder will find the TV channels.
MANUAL TUNING
PROG.
CHANNEL
→DECODER
SKIP
VIDEO MODE
4. 'TIME' and 'DATE' will appear on the TV
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[OFF]
[OFF]
[SECAM]
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
END=EXIT
screen.
7. Use
FWD 1- B to select 'ON'
(Decoder switched on).
8. To end, press STATUS/EXIT .
TIME --:-DATE --/--/--
How can I switch off the decoder?
Use FWD 1- B to select 'OFF' (Decoder
switched off).
END=EXIT
The decoder has now been allocated to this TV
channel.
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Manual TV channel search
How do I change 'VIDEO MODE'?
If you want to change the video mode, select
'VIDEO MODE' with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L .
Then, press FWD 1- B to select your desired
mode.
In some cases it can occur that all of the TV
channels are not found and saved during the first
installation. In this case, the missing or coded TV
channels must be searched for and stored manually.
1. Switch on the TV set. If required, select the
programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU .
The main menu will appear.
3. Use PLAY B-K or STOP C-L to select 'TUNER
SET UP'. Then press FWD 1- B .
4. Use PLAY B-K or STOP C-L to select 'MANUAL TUNING'. Then press FWD 1- B .
5. Select 'PROG.' with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L .
Then press FWD 1- B .
MANUAL TUNING
→PROG.
CHANNEL
DECODER
SKIP
VIDEO MODE
Using the satellite receiver
Satellite channels from a satellite receiver (connected to the scart socket AV2(DECODER) ) are
received on the video recorder on programme
number 'AV2' with 0.0.2.
You should select the satelite channels to be
received by the satellite receiver directly on the
receiver itself.
Follow TV (Automatic TV channels
sorting)
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[OFF]
[OFF]
[SECAM]
When the automatic channel search function is
activated, the TV channels are saved in a specific
order. This may vary from the order of TV channels on the TV.
This function changes the order of TV channels
saved in the video recorder to match that of the TV.
Make sure that the video recorder and the TV
are connected by a scart cable.
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'TUNER SET UP' with PLAY B-K
STOP C-L and confirm with FWD 1- B .
4. Select 'FOLLOW TV' with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L
and confirm with FWD 1- B .
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
END=EXIT
6. With
PLAY B-K or STOP C-L or 0..9 , select
the desired programme number that you want
to use for the TV channel, e.g. 'P01'. Then
press FWD 1- B .
What is a special channel?
TV channels are transmitted in certain predefined frequency ranges. These ranges are
divided into channels.
A specific frequency/channel is assigned to each
TV station.
Certain frequency ranges are specified as special
channels (hyperband channels).
7. Select 'CHANNEL' with
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
or STOP C-L ,
. Then enter the
PLAY B-K
AUTO TUNING
MANUAL TUNING
→FOLLOW TV
MOVE
and confirm with FWD 1- B
desired channel with 0..9 .
If you set 'SKIP' on for a channel, this channel
will be ignored when going through the channels
with PROG P+ or PROG P– .
END=EXIT
I don't know the channels for my TV stations
In this case, press PLAY B-K or STOP C-L in
'CHANNEL' to start the automatic channel
search. A changing channel number will appear
on the TV screen. Continue the automatic search
until you have found the desired TV channel.
5. 'P:01' will appear in the video recorder display.
6. Select programme number '1' on the TV.
I cannot switch my TV set to programme
number '1'
* If you have connected additional devices to
socket AV2(DECODER), please disconnect
these devices. Because of other connected
devices, the TV set could switch to the programme number of the scart socket.
8. Save the TV channel with FWD 1- B .
9. To search for other TV channels, begin again
at step 5.
10. To end, press
STATUS/EXIT
.
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7. Confirm with
FWD 1- B on the video
recorder remote control. The video recorder
compares the TV channels on the TV and the
video recorder.
If the video recorder finds the same TV channel as on the TV, then it stores it at 'P01'.
Sorting and clearing TV channels
manually
After you have performed the automatic channel
search you may not agree with the sequence in
which the individual TV channels have been allocated to the programme positions (programme
numbers) of the video recorder. You can use this
function to individually sort the TV channels
already saved or to delete unwanted TV channels or those with poor reception.
1. Switch on the TV set. If required, select the
programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
'NO TV SIGNAL' will appear in the TV screen.
The video recorder is not receiving a video
signal from the TV.
Check the plug on the scart cable.
Check your TV's operating instructions to see
which scart socket is used for video signals.
If this does not help, it's not possible to use this
function. Please read the section 'Sorting TV
channels manually'.
3. Select 'TUNER SET UP' with
8. Wait until the next number, e.g. 'P:02' appears
STOP C-L
in the display.
and confirm with
4. Select 'MOVE' with
PLAY B-K
FWD 1- B
TV, e.g. '2'.
10. Confirm with FWD 1- B .
11. Repeat steps 8 to 10 until you have assigned
a programme number to all TV channels.
12. To end, press STATUS/EXIT .
PLAY B-K
or
.
,
and confirm with FWD 1- B .
5. With PLAY B-K or STOP C-L , select the saved
TV channel that you want to change.
9. Select the next programme number on the
STOP C-L
MOVE
→P01: 02
P06:
P02: 03
P07:
P03: 05
P08:
P04: 10
P09:
P05: 74
P10:
SELECT K L CHOOSE
END=EXIT
Automatic Tuning
During installation, all available TV channels are
searched for and saved. If the channel assignments of your cable or satellite TV provider
change or if you are re-installing the video
recorder, e.g. after moving house, you can start
this procedure again. This will replace the TV
channels already saved with the new ones.
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'TUNER SET UP' with PLAY B-K or
STOP C-L and confirm with FWD 1- B .
4. Select 'AUTO TUNING' with PLAY B-K or
STOP C-L and confirm with FWD 1- B .
90
99
121
124
130
B
6. Confirm with FWD 1- B .
7. Move the selected channel with
STOP C-L
PLAY B-K or
to the programme number you want
to assign.
8. Confirm with FWD 1- B .
9. To assign other TV channels to a programme
number, repeat steps 5 to 8.
10. Confirm the assignment of the TV channel
with MOVE menu.
11. To exit the MOVE menu, press
STATUS/EXIT
.
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FINISH
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5. The automatic TV channel search starts. This
allows the video recorder to save all available
TV channels. This procedure may take several minutes.
6. When the TV channel search is complete,
'COMPLETED' will briefly appear on the TV
screen.
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Setting the language
Setting the RF out channel
You have the option of setting one of the displayed languages for the on-screen menu
(OSD).
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
In some reception locations it is possible that a
TV channel will be sent on the same or similar
frequency as the video recorder.
Result: As soon as the video recorder is
switched on, the reception quality for this or several other TV channels will decrease.
The following steps will show you how to change
the pre-set 'transmission' (RF out channel) frequency on the video recorder.
3. Select 'INITIAL SET UP' with
STOP C-L
and confirm with
4. Select 'LANGUAGE' with
STOP C-L
FWD 1- B
PLAY B-K
and confirm with
or
PLAY B-K
.
What is RF out channel?
This electronic component in the video recorder
allows the device to transmit audio and video
signals via the aerial cable. These signals can
be received on a TV set just like TV channels.
What is RF out channel frequency?
This frequency or channel indicates the channel
on which the audio or video signal is transmitted.
or
FWD 1- B
.
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
5. Select the desired language with
.
6. To end, press
PLAY B-K
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'INITIAL SET UP' with PLAY B-K or
or
STOP C-L
STOP C-L
STATUS/EXIT
and confirm with
4. Select 'RF OUT' with
.
and confirm with
Setting the clock
and confirm with
4. Select 'CLOCK' with
and confirm with
FWD 1- B
PLAY B-K
FWD 1- B
or
.
STOP C-L
.
or
5. Press
6. Press
.
, STOP C-L or 0..9 to select a
free (not allocated) channel between channel
22 and 69 in your area.
7. Press FWD 1- B .
.
STOP C-L
.
5. Check the time in 'TIME'. If required, please
.
6. Check 'DAY', 'MONTH' and 'YEAR' in the
STATUS/EXIT
FWD 1- B
PLAY B-K
If you cannot get an interference-free picture
and sound, switch the built-in modulator off.
Press STOP C-L repeatedly until "--" appears
next to "RF OUT CH" on the TV screen.
Then confirm with FWD 1- B . In that case,
please connect your VCR to your TV with a
Scart cable.
END=EXIT
0..9
36
K
END=EXIT
DATE --/--/--
same way.
7. To end, press
FWD 1- B
→RF OUT CH
TV SYSTEM
TIME --:--
change the time with
PLAY B-K
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
If the display shows an incorrect time or ' --:-- ',
the time and date must be reset manually.
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'INITIAL SET UP' with PLAY B-K or
STOP C-L
FWD 1- B
8.Select
'TV system' with PLAY B-K or
8.
'K' or 'G' with FWD 1- B .
9.Choose
9.
10.To
10. end, press STATUS/EXIT .
.
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STOP C-L
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3. Playback
Playing cassettes
Displaying current tape position
You can operate the video recorder using the
remote control or the buttons on the front of the
video recorder.
If you press PLAY , STOP , FWD or REW while the
set is in Stand-by, the power will be automatically turned on. Additionally, if a cassette was
already inserted, the corresponding operation
will be performed.
Your video recorder can only record and play
standard VHS cassettes.
1. Put a cassette into the cassette slot. The cassette is inserted automatically. '
' will
appear on the display.
2. Press PLAY B-K to view the tape.
The following information is displayed on the
screen: e.g.: 0:02:45 shows the counter in hours,
minutes and seconds.
SP/LP: will show the recorded speed of your
cassette
'REM 0:06': will show the actual amount of playing/recording time left on the tape in hours and
minutes.
When you play an NTSC cassette, the video
recorder will show 'REM -:--'.
How can I set the counter to '0:00:00'?
You can set the counter to '0:00:00' with
CLEAR .
When you put a cassette in the video recorder,
the counter will automatically reset to '0:00:00'.
The counter does not move
This occurs when there are no recordings on a
portion of a tape. This is not a fault in your
video recorder.
The screen shows '-0:01:20'
If you rewind a cassette from the tape position
'0:00:00', the counter will show for instance,
'-0:01:20' (the cassette was rewound to 1
minute and 20 seconds before '0:00:00').
'-:--' is displayed in the 'REM' counter
This counter will automatically recognise the
length of the tape. In addition, when you put in
a cassette 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 correct playing time will
be shown.
DIGITAL STUDIO PICTURE CONTROL
Philips has developed a system which produces
the best possible playback quality. For old and
often-used video cassettes, this system reduces
interference. For new or high quality cassettes, it
emphasises the details.
Picture/ sound quality is poor
When playing rental videos or older, poorer quality
cassettes, it may not be possible to completely filter
out picture and sound interference. This is not a fault
in your machine. Read the section 'Manual tracking'.
3. To stop the playback, press
STOP C-L or
on the video recorder.
4. To eject the cassette, press STOP/EJECT when
the video recorder stops the playback.
STOP/EJECT
Automatic switch-off of special functions
Many functions (e.g. pause, still picture) switch
themselves off automatically after a short time in
order to protect the cassette and to save energy.
Searching for a tape position with
picture (scanning)
1. While a cassette is playing, press
REW0- s
(reverse) or FWD 1- B (forward) one or more
times.
2. Press PLAY B-K to resume playback.
Do I need to change the playback speed
when playing back LP recordings?
During playback, the correct speed will automatically be selected. For more information,
please read the section 'Selecting the recording
speed (SP or LP)' in the chapter 'Manual
recording'.
Still picture / slow motion
1. During playback, press
STILL 2 to stop the
tape and display a still picture.
2. During playback, press SLOW to play the
tape in slow motion.
3. Press PLAY B-K to resume playback.
Scanning and still/slow motion interferes with the
picture quality. The sound is switched off. This is
not a fault in your video recorder.
Playing back NTSC cassettes
This video recorder can also play back cassettes
that have been recorded in SP [Standard Play]
or SLP [Super Long Play] mode in the NTSC
standard (for example, American cassettes).
However, this only works on PAL-television sets
that are suitable for a picture frequency of 60Hz.
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2. For the next marking, press
INDEX 3 and
then FWD 1- B .
3. As soon as the video recorder finds this
marking, it automatically switches to playback.
Searching for tape position without
picture (forward wind and rewind)
1. Stop the tape with STOP C-L .
2. Press REW0- s (reverse) or
(forward).
3. To stop the tape, press
Manual Tracking
FWD 1- B
STOP C-L
To manually adjust the tracking during playback
and slow motion playback, press PROGRAMME+
PROGRAMME- or PROG P+ PROG P– .
Tracking will return to Automatic Tracking
Adjustment when you press STOP C-L , insert a
tape, or press PLAY B-K .
To remove vertical jitter in a Still picture, press
PROGRAMME+ PROGRAMME- or PROG P+ PROG P– .
.
Index search
Every time a tape is recorded an index marking
is written on the tape.
These marked positions can be found again
quickly and easily later.
1. To search for the previous marking, press
INDEX 3 and then REW0- s .
4. Manual recording
2. Use
PROG P+ PROG P– to select the programme number you want to record.
3. Press REC I .
4. Each time you press REC I you will add 30
minutes to the recording time.
General information
Use 'Manual Recording' to make a spontaneous
recording (for example, a programme currently
being shown).
If you want to start and stop a recording manually,
read the section 'Recording without automatic
switch-off'.
If you want to start a recording manually but have
it stopped automatically, read the section
'Recording with automatic switch-off'. (e.g. not
to record to the end of the tape)
Read the section 'Direct record' if you want to
record a programme currently being shown.
Read the section 'Automatic recording from a
satellite receiver', if you want a recording to be
controlled automatically by a satellite receiver.
Preventing accidental erasing
All cassettes (except rental and pre-recorded
cassettes) have a security tab on the back of the
cassette.
To prevent recording over important recordings
(erasing), you can remove this security tab.
If you later decide to record on a protected cassette, simply cover the hole with adhesive tape
or slide the tab to the right.
Lining up recordings (assemble cut)
When you add a further recording to a cassette,
which already has a recording on it, a short
blank (flicker) can appear between the old and
the new recording or the picture itself can flicker.
To help reduce these from occurring, proceed as
follows:
1. Find the tape position of the old recording
where you want to insert the new recording.
2. Look at the last minute of the old recording
(playback).
3. Press STILL 2 at the tape position where the
new recording is to go and press REC I .
4. Now start recording as usual by pressing
REC I on the remote control.
5. Stop recording with STOP C-L .
Recording without automatic
switch-off
1. Insert a cassette.
2. Use PROG P+ PROG P– to select the programme number you want to record, for
example, 'P01'.
3. To start recording, press REC I .
4. Stop recording with STOP C-L .
Recording with automatic switch-off
(OTR One-Touch-Recording)
1. Insert a cassette.
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Selecting the recording speed (SP or LP)
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
LP allows to double the recording duration on tape
(for example six hours instead of three hours on a
E180 cassette).
1.Switch
on the TV set. If required, select the
1.
programme number for the video recorder.
MENU . The main menu will appear.
2.Press
2.
3.Select
'RECORD SETUP' using PLAY B-K or
3.
STOP C-L and confirm with FWD 1- B .
4.Select
'RECORD SPEED' using PLAY B-K or
4.
STOP C-L .
RECORD SPEED
DIRECT RECORD
→RECORD LINK
END=EXIT
6. Select function 'ON' with
[SP]
[OFF]
[OFF]
END=EXIT
5. Select the required recording speed with
.
'SP'/'LP' /'AUTO'
'SP': StandardPlay (normal recording speed) offers
the usual first-class picture quality.
'LP': LongPlay (half recording speed, double
recording time). 6 hours can be recorded on a 3hour cassette (E180) with a somewhat reduced
picture quality.
'AUTO': AUTOmatic Long Play. If there is not
enough space on the tape to record a programmed recording in standard speed, the recording is automatically done in 'LP'. (Longplay).
Otherwise, the recording speed will be 'SP'
(Standardplay).
FWD 1- B
6. To end, press
STATUS/EXIT
.
Automatic controlled recording from
a satellite receiver (RECORD LINK)
This function automatically starts recording on
the switched-off video recorder when a video
signal is recognised through the connected scart
cable. If your satellite receiver has a programming function, the recording will start automatically (as long as the satellite receiver is switched
on).
1. Use a scart cable to connect scart socket
AV2(DECODER) on the video recorder to the corresponding scart socket on the satellite receiver.
2. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
3. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
4. Select 'RECORD SET UP' with PLAY B-K or
STOP C-L and confirm with FWD 1- B .
5. Select 'RECORD LINK' with PLAY B-K or
STOP C-L
FWD 1- B
.
Switching off 'Record Link'
To switch off the function, select 'OFF' with
FWD 1- B .
7. To end, press STATUS/EXIT .
8. Insert a cassette.
9. Programme the satellite receiver with the
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
→RECORD SPEED
DIRECT RECORD
RECORD LINK
[SP]
[OFF]
[OFF]
required information (programme number of
the TV channel, start time, end time).
If necessary, please see the operating
instructions for your satellite receiver.
10. Switch off the video recorder with
STANDBY/ON y .
The video recorder is now ready to record. The
beginning and end of the recording is controlled
via scart socket AV2(DECODER).
'Direct Record'
With Direct Record, you can record the right TV
channel in seconds even if your video recorder is
switched off. If the recording is started manually,
the video recorder uses the current TV channel
set on the TV. You will find more information on
how to switch 'Direct Record' on or off in the next
section. Make sure that your video recorder
socket (AV1/TV) and the TV are connected by a
scart cable.
1. On the TV, select the programme number you
want make the recording from.
2. Press REC I with the video recorder
switched off.
3. Stop recording with STOP C-L .
How does Direct Record work?
The video recorder compares the TV channel
selected on the TV set with its stored TV channels via the scart cable. If the same TV channel
is found, it switches the video recorder to the
corresponding programme number and starts
recording. Please do not change the TV channel on the TV set during the search so as not to
affect the process.
.
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Switching 'Direct Record' on or off
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
RECORD SPEED
→DIRECT RECORD
RECORD LINK
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'RECORD SET UP' with PLAY B-K or
[SP]
[OFF]
[OFF]
END=EXIT
and confirm with FWD 1- B .
4. In 'DIRECT RECORD', select 'OFF' (Direct
Record off) or 'ON' (Direct Record on) with
FWD 1- B .
STOP C-L
5. To end, press
6. Switch off with
STATUS/EXIT
.
STANDBY/ON y
.
5. Programming a recording (TIMER)
Selecting once/daily/weekly recordings
Use PLAY B-K or STOP C-L to select from the
following options:
'ONCE': Recording once
'DAILY': Repeated daily recordings from
Monday to Friday
'WEEKLY.': Repeated weekly recordings (every
week on the same day)
General information
Use a TIMER programming to automatically start
and stop a recording at a later time or date. The
video recorder will switch to the right programme
number and begin recording at the correct time.
With this video recorder, you can pre-programme
up to eight recordings within a period of one
year. To make a programmed recording, your
video recorder needs to know:
* the date you want to make the recording
* the programme number of the TV channel
* the start and stop time of the recording
This information is saved in a 'TIMER' block.
5. Select TIMER block with 0..9 .
6. With 0..9 buttons you can enter 'START'
(start time) , 'STOP' (end time) , 'PROG.'
(programme number) and 'DATE'.
Programme numbers of the ' AV1 ' and ' AV2
' scart socket
You can also programme recordings from external sources via scart socket AV1(TV)or AV2
(DECODER).
Programming a recording
7. When all inputs are correct, press
STATUS/EXIT . The programming information
is stored in a TIMER block.
8. Insert a cassette with an intact security tab
(unprotected).
9. Switch off with STANDBY/ON y .
The programmed recording will only function
when the video recorder is switched off with
STANDBY/ON y .
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'TIMER' with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L .
Then press FWD 1- B .
4. Select ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY recording
with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L . Then press
FWD 1- B .
If any of the TIMER blocks are in use, 'FULL' will
appear on the TV screen.
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
→ONCE
DAILY
WEEKLY
TIMER LIST
END=EXIT
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How to check, or delete a programmed recording (TIMER)
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'TIMER' with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L .
Then press FWD 1- B .
4. Select 'TIMER LIST' with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L
, and confirm with FWD 1- B .
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
ONCE
DAILY
WEEKLY
→TIMER LIST
Helpful Hints
Error message: ' ' will flash in the video
recorder display
• No cassette was inserted. Insert a cassette and
switch off the video recorder using
STANDBY/ON y
• A cassette was inserted with the security tab
removed.
Undo the erase protection (chapter 'Manual
Recording', section 'Preventing accidental erasing of
cassettes') or insert a different cassette.
Cassette is ejected during recording
• The end of the tape was reached during recording.
The video recorder does not react
• While a programmed recording is being made, you
cannot operate your video recorder manually. If you
want to cancel the programmed recording, press
END=EXIT
STOP/EJECT
.
• The end of the tape was reached during recording.
5. Select timer block with FWD 1- B .
6. To cancel the recording, press CLEAR .
7. To end, press STATUS/EXIT .
8. Switch off with STANDBY/ON y .
How to change a programmed
recording (TIMER)
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'TIMER' with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L .
Then press
FWD 1- B
.
4. Select ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY recording
with
or STOP C-L . Then press
.
5. Select a TIMER block with 0..9 . (The flashing
number indicates an empty TIMER block.)
PLAY B-K
FWD 1- B
ONCE
TIMER - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 -
SELECT TIMER NUMBER
END=EXIT
6. Press
CLEAR to delete information and input
correct information with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L
or 0..9 .
7. To end, press STATUS/EXIT .
8. Switch off with STANDBY/ON y .
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6. Other Functions
1. Switch on the TV set. If required, select the
programme number for the video recorder.
Changing the video (colour) system
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'VCR SET UP' with PLAY B-K or STOP C-L
If you playback recordings made on other video
recorders or you want to record from external
sources (via the scart socket), the automatic
video (colour) system switch-over may lead to
colour distortion.
You can switch off the automatic TV system
switch-over as follows.
and confirm with
FWD 1- B
.
4. Select 'STATUS DISPLAY' with
STOP C-L
PLAY B-K
or
.
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
→STATUS DISPLAY
[ON]
BLUE BACKGROUND[ON]
AUTO STANDBY
[OFF]
CLOCK DISPLAY
[ON]
Video (colour) systems
Other countries, other video (colour) systems:
In central Europe transmissions are broadcast
in the PAL system (Phase Alternation Line)
standard. France uses SECAM (Séquentiel à
mémoire). In some countries (USA and Japan),
TV viewers receive their programmes as an
NTSC signal (National Television System
Committee).
END=EXIT
5. Select 'ON' or 'OFF' with
6. To end, press
FWD 1- B
STATUS/EXIT
.
.
1. Press
SYSTEM on the remote control to
select the TV (colour) system with the least
disruptions during playback.
Each pressing SYSTEM , the display will change
cyclicaly; AUTO, ME-SECAM, PAL.
AUTO
2. After 5 seconds, the OSD will disappear.
Which settings can I choose?
'ON': Shows the status display for a few seconds only.
'OFF': Switches off the status display.
Blue Background on or off
If you want the TV screen to be solid blue when
a weak signal is received, set BLUE BACKGROUND to ‘ON’. The screen will be blue and
the sound will be muted. Or, if you want to
receive the weak signal, set BLUE BACKGROUND to ‘OFF’.
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'VCR SET UP' using PLAY B-K
STOP C-L and confrim with FWD 1- B .
4. Select 'BLUE BACKGROUND' using
or
PLAY B-K
FWD 1- B
STOP C-L
and confirm with
.
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
STATUS DISPLAY
[ON]
→BLUE BACKGROUND [ON]
AUTO STANDBY
[OFF]
CLOCK DISPLAY
[ON]
Switching the status display off or
on
Along with the on screen menu, the status display also displays information on the current
operating status (counter, playback, recording,
TV channel, etc.) on the TV screen. You can
switch off the information about the operating
status so that the status display is not recorded
when copying videocassettes.
END=EXIT
5. Select 'OFF' (no blue background) or 'ON'
(blue background on) with FWD 1- B .
If you select 'OFF', the menu display will disappear.
6. To end, press STATUS/EXIT .
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Automatic switch-off
Selecting the sound channel
If you haven't used 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.
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'VCR SET UP' using PLAY B-K or STOP C-L
and confrim with FWD 1- B .
4. Select 'AUTO STANDBY' using PLAY B-K or
You can select the desired sound channel during
playback or while receiving TV channels via the
video recorder. This allows you to select a
desired language for multi-language transmissions.
1. Press AUDIO . This will show the current
sound setting.
2. Press AUDIO until the desired setting
appears in the display.
• Reception of stereo broadcasts:
STOP C-L
Mode
.
Stereo
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
STATUS DISPLAY
[ON]
BLUE BACKGROUND[ON]
→AUTO STANDBY
[ON]
CLOCK DISPLAY
[ON]
L
R
END=EXIT
Monaural
5. Select 'OFF' (no automatic switch-off) or 'ON'
(automatic switch-off) with
6. To end, press
STATUS/EXIT
FWD 1- B
.
L Audio
R Audio
L Audio
L Audio
R Audio
R Audio
L
R
L
R
L
R
L L+R Audio
R L+R Audio
Clock Display
Stereo
This function allows you to switch the VCR display off. It is useful in case you feel disturbed by
the display-brightness while watching TV in a
dark room. It also reduces the power consumption.
1. Switch on the TV. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder.
2. Press MENU . The main menu will appear.
3. Select 'VCR SET UP' using PLAY B-K or
STOP C-L and confrim with FWD 1- B .
4. Select 'CLOCK DISPLAY' using PLAY B-K or
L
R
Monaural
MIX
.
SELECT K L CHOOSE B
STEREO
LEFT
RIGHT
NONE
AUDIO OUTPUT
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
Hi Fi L Audio
Hi Fi R Audio
Hi Fi L Audio
Hi Fi L Audio
Hi Fi R Audio
Hi Fi R Audio
Normal Audio
Normal Audio
L
Hi Fi L Audio
+ Normal Audio
Hi Fi R Audio
R + Normal Audio
Display on
the TV screen
STEREO
LEFT
RIGHT
MONO
MIXED
• During reception of bilingual broadcasts:
Mode
STATUS DISPLAY
[ON]
BLUE BACKGROUND[ON]
AUTO STANDBY
[ON]
→CLOCK DISPLAY
[ON]
MAIN
END=EXIT
SUB
5. Select 'OFF' (no clock display) or 'ON' (clock
display on) with FWD 1- B .
6. To end, press STATUS/EXIT .
Display on
the TV screen
• During playback of the recorded tape in Hi-Fi mode:
.
Mode
STOP C-L
AUDIO OUTPUT
MAIN
SUB
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AUDIO OUTPUT
L
R
L
R
L
R
Main Audio
Main Audio
Sub Audio
Sub Audio
Main Audio
Sub Audio
Display on
the TV screen
MAIN
SUB
MAIN
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7. Before you call an engineer
If, contrary to expectation, you have any problems using this video recorder, it may be caused
by the following reasons.
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: if desired, cancel the programmed
recording. Please see the section 'How to check
or delete a programmed recording' in chapter
'Programming a recording'
* There is a technical problem: disconnect from
the mains power supply for 60 seconds, then
connect again.
If this doesn't help, you could reset your video
recorder to the default factory settings.
No picture when you play a cassette:
* There is no recording on the cassette: change
the cassette.
* You have selected 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 is badly worn or of poor quality:
use new cassette.
* Tracking is not properly adjusted: turn to section 'Manual Tracking'.
Resetting devices to default factory settings
* Attention:
All the information stored (TV channels, time
and date, TIMER) will be cleared.
1.Switch off this video recorder with
STANDBY/ON y .
2.Press and hold STOP/EJECT and PROGRAMME+
for 2 seconds or more at the same time.
No recording possible:
* The TV channel you want to record is not
stored or you selected the wrong programme
number: check TV channels stored.
* A cassette was inserted that does not have
the security tab (cannot be used to record):
Insert a cassette with an intact security tab or
change cassette. For more information, please
see the section 'Preventing accidental erasing
of cassettes' in chapter 'Manual Recording'.
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.
* There is a technical problem: Take out the batteries, wait for 10 seconds and place them
back.
* Batteries have run out: change the batteries.
There is picture or sound interference on TV
reception:
* Turn to chapter 'Installing your video recorder'
and read 'Setting the RF out channel'.
* Have your aerial checked.
You can also call the customer service centre
in your country.
The telephone numbers can be found on the
back of this instruction manual. Have the model
number (MODEL NO) and the production number (PROD.NO.) of your video recorder ready.
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