DDV9755
SSC-DDV9755
USER’S GUIDE
With
• Flying Erase Heads
• One-Touch Audio/Video Dubbing
• S-Video Input
• Quasi S-VHS Playback
• QSound® 3D Audio Enhancement
• Long-lasting Duraheads™
• Go-Port™ Multimedia port
• Second A/V Output
• Jog Shuttle Remote Control
DDV9755
User’s Guide
Go-Video, Inc.
A Division of Sensory Science Corp.
7835 East McClain Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona USA 85260
www.govideo.com
www.sensoryscience.com
WARNING:
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this appliance to rain or moisture. Do not open
the cabinet; dangerous high voltage is present. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel only. This video
cassette recorder should only be used with 120V, 60Hz
(standard U.S. household) current.
To prevent fire, shock hazard, or annoying interference, use only the recommended accessories.
Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or
exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures and videotapes. (Title 17, United States Code, Sections 501
and 506).
CUIDADO:
USER/INSTALLER CAUTION:
Your authority to operate this FCC certified equipment
could be voided if you make changes or modifications
not expressly approved by the manufacturer, who is
responsible for compliance with Part 15 FCC rules.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National
Electronic Code that provides guidelines for proper
grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable
ground shall be connected to the grounding system of
the building, as close to the point of cable entry as
practical.
To prevent electric shock, do not use this (polarized) plug with an extension cord, receptacle, or other
outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the unit cover or back. There are no serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Para prevenir incendio, riesgo de choque, o interferencia enfadosa, use solamente los accesorios
recomendados.
Para prevenir electrochoque, no use este enchufe (polarizado) con un cordón de extensión, toma de
corriente, o cualquier otra toma a menos que los dientes puedan ser completamente insertados para
prevenir exposición de los dientes.
Para reducir el riesgo de descarga eléctrica, no remueva la cubierta o la parte posterior del VCR. Dentro
del VCR no hay partes que requieren servicio. Diríjase solamente a personal calificado cuando requiera
servicio.
ATTENTION:
Pour éviter les incendis, risque de chocs, ou interférences fâcheuses, employer seulement les accessoires
recommandés.
Pour éviter les chocs électriques, ne pas employer cette prise (polarisée) avec une rallonge, une prise de
courant ou une autre sortie de courant à moins que les lames peuvent être insérées à fond pour
l’exposition des lames.
Pour réduire les risques de chocs électriques, ne pas retirer le couvercle ou l'arrière du module. Il n'y a
pas de pièce utilisable à l'intérieur. Ne faire effectuer l'entretien que par un personnel qualifié.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated dangerous
voltage within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute risk of fire or electric shock.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance instructions in the literature
accompanying this product.
Table of Contents
Safety v
Important Safety Instructions .............................................................................................................................................. v
1 - Basic Connections 1
First Things First .................................................................................................................................................................. 1
Connect Antenna/Basic Cable ............................................................................................................................................ 2
2 - Initial Settings 5
Auto Setup .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Set Language Manually ....................................................................................................................................................... 6
Set Clock Manually ............................................................................................................................................................ 7
Set Daylight Savings Time .................................................................................................................................................. 9
Set Time Zone ................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Set Auto Clock Set Channel .............................................................................................................................................. 11
3 - The Dual-Deck System 13
Go-Video is a registered trademark of
Sensory Science Corporation. Copy
Tape, Video Sequencing, and DualDeck VCR are trademarks of Sensory
Science Corporation. All other brand
and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
Remote Control Overview ................................................................................................................................................ 13
Jog Wheel/Shuttle Ring Operation .................................................................................................................................... 16
Front Panel Overview ....................................................................................................................................................... 17
Front Panel Line Inputs ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
Front Panel Display .......................................................................................................................................................... 19
Front Panel Display Settings ............................................................................................................................................. 20
Child Lock ........................................................................................................................................................................ 21
Remote Eject ..................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Main Menu Tree ............................................................................................................................................................... 23
Setup Menu Tree ............................................................................................................................................................... 24
Menu Navigation - Remote Control .................................................................................................................................. 25
Reset Factory Settings ....................................................................................................................................................... 26
On-Screen Display Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 27
On-Screen Display Elements ............................................................................................................................................ 28
On-Screen Display (OSD) Settings ................................................................................................................................... 29
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4 - Tuner & Channel List 31
Tuner Band ....................................................................................................................................................................... 31
Auto Channel Search ........................................................................................................................................................ 32
Add Channel .................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Remove Channel .............................................................................................................................................................. 34
Show Weak Channels ....................................................................................................................................................... 35
Tuner Audio ...................................................................................................................................................................... 36
5 - Copy Features 39
Basic Copying ................................................................................................................................................................... 39
EZ Copy ............................................................................................................................................................................ 40
Copy Mode ....................................................................................................................................................................... 41
Speed Matching ................................................................................................................................................................ 42
Copy Audio Insert ............................................................................................................................................................. 43
6 - Playback Features 45
Basic Playback .................................................................................................................................................................. 45
Special Playback Features ................................................................................................................................................ 46
Tracking ............................................................................................................................................................................ 47
Sequential/Loop Playback ................................................................................................................................................ 48
Auto Play/Rewind ............................................................................................................................................................. 49
Playback Audio Settings ................................................................................................................................................... 50
QSound® ......................................................................................................................................................................... 51
7 - Recording Features 53
Basic Recording ................................................................................................................................................................ 53
Recording Options ........................................................................................................................................................... 54
One-Touch Recording (OTR) ............................................................................................................................................ 55
Record Speed ................................................................................................................................................................... 56
Record Source .................................................................................................................................................................. 57
Sequential/Loop Recording ............................................................................................................................................... 58
Date/Time Stamp .............................................................................................................................................................. 59
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8 - Timer Recording 61
How to Set a Timer Recording .......................................................................................................................................... 61
Timer Recording Errors ..................................................................................................................................................... 66
9 - VCR Plus+ Recording 67
VCR Plus+ Channel Mapping ........................................................................................................................................... 67
VCR Plus+ Channel Worksheet ........................................................................................................................................ 68
How to Program a VCR Plus+ Recording ......................................................................................................................... 69
VCR Plus+ Recording Options .......................................................................................................................................... 70
VCR Plus+ Timer Extend ................................................................................................................................................... 72
10 - Editing Features 73
8-Scene Editor .................................................................................................................................................................. 73
Sync Editing ...................................................................................................................................................................... 76
How to Cut Commercials with Skip Edit ........................................................................................................................... 78
On-Screen Titler ............................................................................................................................................................... 79
Recording Titler Message .................................................................................................................................................. 80
Audio/Video Dubbing ....................................................................................................................................................... 81
11 - Search/Index Features 85
Overview .......................................................................................................................................................................... 85
Placing Index Marks ......................................................................................................................................................... 86
Index Scan ........................................................................................................................................................................ 87
Index Search ..................................................................................................................................................................... 88
Blank Search ..................................................................................................................................................................... 89
Direct Time Search ........................................................................................................................................................... 90
Return to 0:00:00 ............................................................................................................................................................. 91
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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12 - Advanced Connections 93
Cable Box Hookup ........................................................................................................................................................... 93
Cable Box Control ............................................................................................................................................................ 95
Audio Connections ........................................................................................................................................................... 99
TV Monitor Connections ................................................................................................................................................ 100
Connecting Other Video Equipment ............................................................................................................................... 101
S-Video Input .................................................................................................................................................................. 102
Second A/V Out .............................................................................................................................................................. 103
Line Input Labeling ......................................................................................................................................................... 104
Computer Connection .................................................................................................................................................... 105
Appendix A - Multi-Brand Remote 107
Multi-Brand Remote Setup - TV ...................................................................................................................................... 107
Multi-Brand Remote Setup - Cable Box/DSS .................................................................................................................. 108
Appendix B - Help 109
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ............................................................................................................................... 109
Technical Specifications ................................................................................................................................................. 114
Dual-Deck VCR Limited Warranty ................................................................................................................................. 115
Index 117
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Safety
Important Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
8a.
9.
10.
11.
12.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(Symbol provided by RETAC)
13.
READ INSTRUCTIONS - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS - The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS - All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS - All operating and maintenance instructions should be followed.
CLEANING - Unplug this video unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a dry cloth for
dusting cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS - Do not use attachments not recommended by the video product manufacturer, as they may be hazardous.
WATER & MOISTURE - Do not use this video unit near water—for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a
wet basement, near a swimming pool or the like.
ACCESSORIES - Do not place this video unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The video unit may fall, causing serious
injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the unit. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table recommended by the
manufacturer or sold with the video unit. Any mounting of the unit should follow the manufacturer’s instructions and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the
appliance and cart combination to overturn.
VENTILATION - Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the video unit and to
protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. Never place your VCR on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
surface, on or near a radiator or heat register. This video unit should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack
unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES - This video unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your home consult your appliance dealer or local power company. For video units intended to be
operated from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION - This video unit may be equipped with either a polarized 2-wire AC line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other) or a 3-wire grounding plug having a third (grounding) pin.
The 2-wire polarized plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION - Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords of plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the unit.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING - If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the video unit, be sure the antenna or
cable system is grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection
to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See figure below.
SAFETY
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14. LIGHTNING - For added protection of this video unit during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods
of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the video unit due to
lightning and power line surges.
15. POWER LINES - An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power
circuits, where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system extreme care should be taken to
keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
16. OVERLOADING - Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk of fire or electric shock.
17. OBJECTS AND LIQUIDS - Never push objects
of any kind into this video unit through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire
or electric shock. Never spill liquids of any kind onto the unit. Should spillage occur, unplug unit and have it checked by a technician
before use.
18. SERVICING - Do not attempt to service this video unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to a dangerous voltage or
other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE - Unplug this video unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto or objects have fallen into the video unit.
c. If the video unit has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the video unit does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by
the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the video unit to its normal operation.
e. If the video unit has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the video unit exhibits a distinct change in performance—this indicates
a need for service.
20. REPLACEMENT PARTS - When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or those having the same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock
or other hazards.
21. SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this video unit ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the video unit is in safe operating
order.
22. HEAT - This video unit should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, stoves, or other products (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
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1 - Basic Connections
First Things First
1
Unpack your Dual-Deck VCR
2
Insert Remote Control Batteries
As you unpack, please check that the following
items are included in your Dual-Deck VCR
packing case:
• Dual-Deck VCR
• User’s Guide
• Warranty/Registration Card
• Read Me First/Quick Reference Guide
• 1 RF (Radio Frequency) Antenna Cable
• Remote Control
• 2 “AAA” Batteries
• Cable Mouse for Cable Box Control
Remove the battery cover by pushing down and
sliding the cover in the direction of the arrow.
Insert 2 “AAA” batteries as shown, paying
attention to the correct polarities (+/–). When
finished, replace the cover.
1 - BASIC CONNECTIONS
1
Connect Antenna/Basic Cable
Follow these steps only if you
are using an indoor/outdoor
antenna or basic cable. If you
have a:
• Cable Box
• Stereo Receiver
• TV Monitor
• Third VCR
• Laserdisc Player
• DVD Player
• Camcorder
• Satellite Receiver
• Video Game
...or other advanced connection,
please refer to Chapter 12
(pages 93-105).
1
2
3
Connect Antenna/Cable to VCR
Connect the RF antenna cable from your
indoor/outdoor antenna or cable wall outlet
to the IN (FROM ANT.) jack on the back
panel of the VCR.
Connect VCR to TV
Connect the supplied RF cable from the
OUT (TO TV) jack on the back panel of the
VCR to your television’s ANTENNA IN jack.
Set VCR Output Channel
Set the channel switch on the back panel of
the VCR to 3 or 4, whichever is not an
active channel in your area.
4
Plug In VCR
Connect the VCR power cord to a standard
120V/60Hz wall outlet.
2
DUAL-DECK USER’S GUIDE
From Antenna
or Cable
To TV
5
6
Turn On VCR
Press the Power button on the remote control
or on the VCR’s front panel.
Power
Turn On TV
Press the power button on your TV.
7
Tune TV to Channel 3 or 4
Be sure to select the same channel you used in
Step 3.
8
ON
Basic Connection is Complete!
The Set Language menu will appear on your
television screen. Please proceed with Auto
Setup in Chapter 2.
CH3/4
LANGUAGE / LANGUE / IDIOMA
1➔ English
2 : Français
3 : Español
Select = 1 - 3
Choisir = 1 - 3
Elegir = 1 - 3
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DUAL-DECK USER’S GUIDE
2 - Initial Settings
Auto Setup
The first time you power on
your Dual-Deck VCR, you will
be prompted to select English,
French, or Spanish for the onscreen menu system. Then the
VCR will automatically search
for channels and set the VCR’s
internal clock.
1
Set Language
Press 1, 2, or 3 to select English, French, or Spanish. To
change the language at any other time, see page 6.
LANGUAGE / LANGUE / IDIOMA
1➔ English
2 : Français
3 : Español
Select = 1 - 3
Choisir = 1 - 3
Elegir = 1 - 3
2
Run Auto Setup
As soon as you set the language, the VCR will automatically perform the following steps:
• Auto Channel Search — Automatically detects
whether you have an antenna or cable, then searches
for all active channels. If Auto Setup is unable to
locate channels in your area, you can search and add
channels manually; see page 32.
• Auto Clock Set — Sets the VCR’s internal clock. If
Auto Setup is unable to find a clock set channel in
your area, you can set the clock manually; see page 7.
Searching for Channels
And Setting Clock
Please Wait . . .
This procedure may take a few minutes to complete.
When finished, it will tune the VCR to the lowest
channel found.
3
Auto Setup is Complete!
Proceed to Chapter 3 for an overview of the Dual-Deck
System.
2 - INITIAL SETTINGS
5
Set Language Manually
2
Select On-Screen Language
Press the menu button on the remote
control.
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6 :
1 :
2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6➔
MAIN MENU
EZ Copy
On
Child Lock
Off
Timer Recording
8-Scene Edit List
Setup Titler Message
Language/Langue/Idioma
➔ To Select
/
To Move
MENU to Quit
Hold MENU Key For Setup
MAIN MENU
EZ Copy
On
Child Lock
Off
Timer Recording
8-Scene Edit List
Setup Titler Message
Language/Langue/Idioma
➔ To Select
/
To Move
MENU to Quit
Hold MENU Key For Setup
➔
Press 6 to choose English, French, or
Spanish. Each time you press the button,
the entire Main Menu will be translated
into English, French or Spanish.
AUDIO DUB
➔
Open “Main Menu”
➔
1
➔
To change the on-screen
language at any time, follow
these steps.
English
MENU PRINCIPAL
Copie facile
oui
Contrôle d'enfant
non
Enreg. programmable
Montage de 8 scènes
Titres à l'écran
Language/Langue/Idioma
/
= Choisir
➔ = Changer
MENU = Fin
MENU pendant 3s = Réglages
➔
➔
1 :
2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6➔
French
MENU PRINCIPAL
Copiar fácilmente
sí
Seguridad de niños
no
Grabación programada
Montaje de 8 escenas
Títulos de crédito
Language/Langue/Idioma
/
= Cambiar
➔ = Elegir
MENU = Salir
MENU por 3 seg. = Ajustes
➔
➔
1 :
2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6➔
Spanish
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Set Clock Manually
1
Open “Setup Menu”
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
Press and hold the Menu button for 3
seconds.
AUDIO DUB
2
Select “Set Clock”
➔
If Auto Clock Set is not available in your area, follow these
steps to set the clock manually.
If Auto Clock Set has set the
time incorrectly, try adjusting
Daylight Savings Time (page 9)
and Time Zone (page 10)
before setting the clock
manually.
SET CLOCK MENU
➔ Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
Press 1.
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
➔
➔
Turn Off “Auto Clock Set”
REPEAT
Press the right arrow key until Auto Clock
Set is set to “Off.”*
Off
Auto
AUDIO DUB
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SET CLOCK MENU
1 ➔ Auto Clock Set
2 : Daylight Savings
3 : Set Clock
Off
Auto
____________________________________
/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
➔
SET CLOCK MENU
____________________________________
1 ➔ Auto Clock Set
/
To Move
➔ To Select
2 : Daylight Savings
MENU to Quit
3 : Set Clock
➔
3
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
➔
SET CLOCK MENU
➔ Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
➔
____________________________________
/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
*Note that the Set Clock Menu
changes when you turn Auto
Clock Set “On” or “Off.”
4
Choose “Set Clock”
Press 3.
SET CLOCK MENU
1 : Auto Clock Set
2 : Daylight Savings
3 ➔ Set Clock
Off
Auto
➔
____________________________________
/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
➔
➔
➔
____________________________________
/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
2 - INITIAL SETTINGS
7
Y2K Compliant
This Dual-Deck VCR is fully
compliant with the calendar
year 2000. Note that the year
2000 is a leap year.
5
Set the Time
Use the number keys or the up/down arrow
keys to set each of the following items. To
skip an item, press the right arrow key:
• Set Month — Enter the month as a 2-digit
number; e.g. January = “01”
AUDIO DUB
or
• Set Year — Enter the year as a 2-digit
number; e.g. 2000 = “00”
• Set Day — Enter the day as a 2-digit
number; e.g. the ninth = “09”
• Set Hour — Enter the hour as a 2-digit
number; e.g. 12:xx = “12”
• Set Minute — Enter the minute as a 2digit number; e.g. xx:25 = “25”
SET MONTH [1-12] : 01
Jan 2000
12:25 PM
Su Mo
Tu We Th
Fr
Sa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
MENU to Quit
➔ To Set
• Set AM/PM — Press “1” for AM, “2” for
PM
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Save Settings
The Clock is set! Press the Menu button at
any time to save and exit the menu system.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SET MONTH [1-12]
SET YEAR [00-99]
SET DAY [1-31]
SET HOUR [1-12]
SET MINUTE [0-59]
SET AM/PM [1/2]
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
Set Daylight Savings Time
1
Open the “Setup Menu”
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
2
Open the “Set Clock Menu”
➔
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
Press and hold the menu button for 3
seconds.
AUDIO DUB
SET CLOCK MENU
➔ Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
Press 1.
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
➔
Choose “Daylight Savings”
4
Set “Daylight Savings”
Press the right arrow key to select one of
the following options:
SKIP
SET CLOCK MENU
Auto Clock Set
➔ Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
____________________________________
/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SET CLOCK MENU
Auto Clock Set
➔ Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Off
On
____________________________________
/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
➔
• Auto — Uses local channel information to
determine the status of Daylight Savings Time in
your area.
• Off — Disables the Daylight Savings adjustment,
i.e. the time never changes.
• On — Enables Daylight Savings at 2:00 AM on
the first Sunday of April, and disables it at 2:00
AM on the last Sunday in October.
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
➔
Press the down arrow key until “Daylight
Savings” is selected. Note: If Auto Clock Set
is Off, the menu at right will show different
choices.
AUDIO DUB
➔
3
➔
____________________________________
/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
➔
From the Set Clock Menu, you
may also choose to manually
set Daylight Savings Time, your
Time Zone, or the Auto Clock
Set channel.
2 - INITIAL SETTINGS
9
Set Time Zone
Open the “Setup Menu”
Press and hold the menu button for 3
seconds.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
1
2
Open the “Set Clock Menu”
➔
You can manually set the Time
Zone for your region. Use this
feature if Auto Clock Set has
incorrectly set the time by
detecting a nearby time zone.
Note: If you are an Arizona
resident, choose Mountain
Standard Time and turn
Daylight Savings Time off.
SET CLOCK MENU
➔ Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
Press 1.
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
➔
4
Set “Time Zone”
10
DUAL-DECK USER’S GUIDE
SKIP
SET CLOCK MENU
Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
➔ Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
____________________________________
/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SET CLOCK MENU
Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
➔ Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
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To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
➔
Press the right arrow key to select one of
the following options:
• Auto — Automatically detects the local Time
Zone
• Eastern — Selects Eastern Standard Time
• Central — Selects Central Standard Time
• Mountain — Selects Mountain Standard Time
• Pacific — Selects Pacific Standard Time
• Alaska — Selects Alaska Standard Time
• Hawaii — Selects Hawaii Standard Time
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Press the down arrow key until “Time
Zone” is selected. Note: Make sure Auto
Clock Set is set to “On” or Time Zone will
not be listed.
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Select “Time Zone”
➔
3
➔
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To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
Auto
Eastern
Central
Mountain
Pacific
Alaska
Hawaii
Set Auto Clock Set Channel
1
Open the “Setup Menu”
2
Open the “Set Clock Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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➔
Press and hold the menu button for 3
seconds.
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➔
SET CLOCK MENU
➔ Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
Press 1.
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
➔
Press the down arrow key until “Clock Set
Channel” is selected. Note: Make sure Auto
Clock Set is set to “On” or Clock Set Channel will not be listed.
Set “Clock Set Channel”
REPEAT
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SKIP
SET CLOCK MENU
Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
➔ Clock Set Channel
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
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/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
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SKIP
SET CLOCK MENU
Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
➔ Clock Set Channel
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Ch ##
Line1
Line2
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/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
➔
Press the right arrow key to select one of the
following options:
• Auto — Automatically searches for a local
channel broadcasting the time via XDS
(Extended Data Services)
• Ch ## — Allows you to manually set a channel
which you know to receive XDS information. Use
the 0-9 keys to set the desired channel.
• Line 1/Line 2 — Allows the clock to be set from
another AV (Audio/Video) device attached to your
VCR’s front (Line 1) or rear (Line 2) inputs.
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➔
4
Select “Clock Set Channel”
➔
3
➔
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/
To Move
➔ To Select
MENU to Quit
➔
If you know a station in your
area that broadcasts time
information, you can set the
Auto Clock Set Channel
manually. For example, your
local PBS station will usually
transmit the time and date. Use
this feature only if Auto Clock
Set has set the time incorrectly.
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3 - The Dual-Deck System
Remote Control Overview
Copy Tape — Copies the tape in Deck 1 to
the tape in Deck 2.
•Power — Turns the VCR on and off. Note:
Power will come on automatically when you
insert a videotape (Auto Power On).
•TV — Sets the remote control to operate
your television. Note: When selected, the
remote will not operate the VCR. To program
the remote, see Appendix A.
TV/VCR — Switches between your TV’s
tuner and your VCR’s tuner; e.g., press when
you are taping a show with the VCR and you
want to watch another station on your
television.
•Cable/DSS — Sets the remote to operate
your Cable Box or Satellite Receiver. To
program the remote, see page 95.
•Display — Turns the On-Screen Display
(Clock, Tuner, Audio, and Deck status) on
and off.
Clear — Resets the Tape Counter to 0:00:00.
Also clears certain entries in the menu
system.
VCR — Sets the remote to operate your VCR.
CLK/CTR — Changes the Front Panel Display
between clock, tape counter, and time remaining.
•0-9 — Selects channels directly. In the
Menu system, selects menu items.
•100+ — Selects cable channels 100 and
up.
QSound — Activates QSound for 3D audio
effects.
•Volume +/– — Adjusts the sound level.
•LCV (Last Channel Viewed) — Displays the
previously selected channel.
Top Section
• These keys may be used to operate your TV,
VCR, Cable Box, or Satellite receiver; see
Appendix A to program your remote control.
•Mute — Turns audio on and off.
•Channel
down.
— Changes channels up and
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Deck Control Section
F.F. — When the tape is stopped, fastforwards the tape. When the tape is
playing, visually searches the tape
forward (Cue).
Play — Plays the tape in the active deck.
Rew — When the tape is stopped,
rewinds the tape. When the tape is
playing, visually searches the tape in
reverse (Review).
Still/F.Adv — In Play or Record mode,
pauses the tape in the active deck. In
Pause mode, advances the tape one
frame for every press.
Rec — Starts recording in the active deck.
Press twice to activate One-Touch
Recording.
Deck2 — Sets Deck 2 as the active deck.
All deck control buttons (Play, Rewind,
etc.) will only affect Deck 2.
Stop — Stops the tape in the active deck.
Press twice to eject the tape.
Deck1 — Sets Deck 1 as the active deck.
All deck control buttons (Play, Rewind,
etc.) will only affect Deck 1.
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Deck Control
Section
TV View — Changes your view on the
television between the Tuner, Deck 1,
Deck 2, Line 1, and Line 2. This allows
you to quickly jump between a TV show,
videotape, DVD, etc.—at the touch of a
button.
Menu Control Section
Scene/Title — Marks the beginning and
ending points of scenes in the 8-Scene
Editor. Also press to record On-Screen
Titles and move up in the menu System.
Video Dub — From Pause mode, press to
seamlessly record a new video track from
the current TV View.
Audio Dub — From Pause mode, press to
start recording a new linear audio track
from the current TV View.
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Repeat — In Play mode, replays the last
30 seconds of tape. Also moves back in
the menu system.
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Search/Index — From Stop, Play,
F.Forward, or Rewind, opens the Search/
Index Menu. While recording, places an
Index mark on the tape.
Auto/•Enter, SP/SLP — In Play mode,
automatically adjusts tracking. In Titler
Menu, selects characters. In any other
mode, sets the record speed to SP
(Standard Play) or SLP (Super Long Play).
Menu — Opens the Main Menu. Press
and hold for three seconds to open the
Setup Menu.
Tracking
— In Play mode, allows
you to manually adjust tracking.
Skip — In Play mode, jumps ahead one
minute for every press (up to 5 minutes).
In Copy mode, skip edits one minute for
every press (up to 5 minutes). Also makes
selections in the menu system.
Menu Control
Section
VCR Plus+ — Opens the VCR Plus+
programming menu. Also moves down in
the menu system.
Slow +/– — In Play mode, increases or
decreases the speed of slow motion
playback.
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Jog Wheel/Shuttle Ring Operation
Jog Wheel — In Pause mode, rotate the Jog
Wheel forward or backward to advance or
rewind one frame at a time. This is useful when
editing videos to achieve accurate frame-byframe positioning.
Jog Wheel
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Shuttle Ring — In Play mode, rotate the Shuttle
Ring forward to gradually increase the cue
speed from Double-Speed Playback to Picture
Search to Jet Search. Conversely, rotate the
Shuttle Ring backward to gradually slow down
the tape, Pause, then go into Reverse Picture
Search and Reverse Jet Search.
Shuttle Ring
Front Panel Overview
Power — Turns the
VCR on and off.
Note: Power will
come on automatically when you
insert a videotape.
Pause — Pauses the
tape playing or
recording in the
active deck.
Play — Plays the
tape in the active
deck. Press twice
for Still. In menus,
moves selection
arrow up.
Record — Starts
recording in the
active deck. Press
repeatedly to
activate One-Touch
Recording.
TV/VCR —
Switches between
the TV’s tuner and
the VCR’s tuner.
Copy Tape —
Copies the tape in
Deck 1 to Deck 2.
See next page...
Stop/Eject — Stops
the tape in the
active deck. Press
twice to eject the
tape. In menus,
moves selection
arrow down.
Rewind — In Stop
mode, rewinds the
tape. In Play mode,
visually searches the
tape in reverse
(Review). In menus,
backs up one menu.
F.Forward — In Stop
mode, fast-forwards the
tape. In Play mode,
visually searches the tape
forward (Cue). In menus,
selects and cycles
through menu items.
Deck Select —
Switches control
between Deck 1
and Deck 2.
Menu — Opens the
Main Menu. Press
and hold for 3
seconds to open the
Setup Menu.
Channel Up/Down —
Changes channels up
and down.
Note: Front panel is shown
with flap door open
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Front Panel Line Inputs
Use the Front Panel Line Inputs
for easy connection to a
camcorder or video game using
standard RCA cables. Throughout the menu system, the front
panel input is referred to as
”Line1” and the rear panel input
is referred to as “Line2.” To
custom label the inputs with the
type of device you have connected, see page 104.
Audio Left Input (White) — Use to connect
the left audio signal from an external
device, such as a camcorder or videogame,
using an RCA cable. Connect monaural
(mono) audio sources here.
Video Line Input (Yellow) — Use to connect
the video signal from an external device,
such as a camcorder or videogame, using an
RCA cable.
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Audio Right Input (Red) — Use to
connect the right audio signal from an
external device using an RCA cable.
Mic — (Microphone In) Use to connect a
microphone for convenient audio dubbing.
Note: The microphone input overrides the Left
and Right Audio jacks for Line 1.
Front Panel Display
The Front Panel Display shows
you the current status of your
Dual-Deck VCR.
Timer — Lights to show
you that a Timer Recording is stored in memory.
Blinks if there is a Timer
Recording error.
Copy — Lights to
show you that a tape
is being copied. Blinks
if the Copy is Paused.
Hi-Fi — Lights when a
videotape is playing in
SAP — Lights when a Second
Hi-Fi stereo sound.
Audio Program, usually a
second language, is available
for the current tuner channel.
VCR — Lights to show you that the
Dual-Deck is in VCR mode; i.e.
what you see on screen is coming
from the VCR and NOT the television, as set by the TV/VCR button.
Stereo — Lights
when the tuner
channel is being
broadcast in stereo.
Deck Two — Lights to
show you that Deck 2 is
active.
Deck One — Lights to
show you that Deck One
is active.
Deck One Tape Status —
Graphically shows you the
status of the tape in Deck 1;
i.e. Stop, Play, Rewind, etc.
00:00:00 — Shows you the current time,
the tape counter, or the time remaining
until the end of the tape in the active
deck, as set by the CLK/CTR button. Also
briefly displays the active deck function;
i.e. Stop, Play, Rewind, etc.
Tape Speed — (SP, SLP)
Shows you the current
Playback or Record Speed for
each deck.
Deck Two Tape Status —
Graphically shows you the
status of the tape in Deck 2;
i.e. Stop, Play, Rewind, etc.
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Front Panel Display Settings
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the Menu button for 3
seconds.
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Select “Dual-Deck Features”
3
Set “Panel Display”
➔
Press 4.
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 ➔ Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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➔
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 ➔ Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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Press 4 to select one of the following
options:
• Auto — Dims the Front Panel Display
automatically between 10:00 PM and
6:00 AM.
• On — Makes the Front Panel Display
bright at all times.
• Off — Disables the Front Panel Display
➔
2
➔
You can turn the Front Panel
Display permanently on or off,
or you may choose to have it
automatically dim at night so it
doesn’t keep you awake.
Auto
On
Off
Child Lock
Press the Menu button on the remote
control.
2
Set “Child Lock”
With Child Lock set to “On”:
• Auto Power On is disabled - The VCR
will not turn on automatically when a
tape is inserted.
• Auto Play is disabled - Tapes will not
play automatically when you insert them,
regardless of the Auto Play setting (see
page 49).
• Front panel buttons are disabled - You
will still be able to use the remote control
to operate all VCR functions.
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1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6 :
1 :
2➔
3 :
4 :
5 :
6 :
MAIN MENU
EZ Copy
On
Child Lock
Off
Timer Recording
8-Scene Edit List
Setup Titler Message
Language/Langue/Idioma
➔ To Select
/
To Move
MENU to Quit
Hold MENU Key For Setup
MAIN MENU
EZ Copy
On
Child Lock
Off
Timer Recording
8-Scene Edit List
Setup Titler Message
Language/Langue/Idioma
➔ To Select
/
To Move
MENU to Quit
Hold MENU Key For Setup
Off
On
➔
Press 2 repeatedly to turn Child Lock “On”
or “Off.”
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➔
Open “Main Menu”
➔
1
➔
To prevent children from
tampering with the front panel
buttons while you’re watching
a movie, or using the VCR
when you are away, you can
activate the Child Lock feature.
This feature disables Auto
Power On, Auto Play, and all
front panel buttons. Once the
Child Lock is set, you will
need the remote control to
operate the VCR.
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Remote Eject
1
Open “Setup Menu”
Press and hold the Menu button for 3
seconds.
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2
Select “Dual-Deck Features”
Set “Remote Eject”
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➔
Press 1 repeatedly to turn Remote Eject
“On” or “Off.”
• On — Allows you to eject tapes by
pressing the Stop button on the remote
control.
• Off — To eject tapes, you must use the
Stop/Eject button on the VCR’s front
panel.
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 ➔ Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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➔
3
➔
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 ➔ Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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➔
Press 4.
➔
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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➔
With Remote Eject enabled, you
can eject videotapes by pressing
the Stop button on the remote
control.
On
Off
Main Menu Tree
The On-Screen Menu System is the control
center for your Dual-Deck VCR. It is divided
into two sections:
• Main Menu — Use for everyday functions, such as EZ Copy, Child Lock, and
Timer Recording.
• Setup Menu — Use for “set and forget”
options, like Set Clock, Copy/Record
Settings and Tuner & Channel List.
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Setup Menu Tree
The Setup Menu includes a variety of
advanced options that allow you to
customize your Dual-Deck VCR in
virtually unlimited ways. Don’t forget to
press and HOLD the Menu button for 3
seconds to access the Setup Menu.
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Menu Navigation - Remote Control
Use the following remote control
buttons to enter and navigate
within the Dual-Deck menu
system.
Menu
Press and release to enter the
Main Menu and adjust
everyday functions. While in
the menu system, press to
save settings and exit.
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Right Arrow
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REPEAT
Press to select and cycle
through menu items.
SKIP
0–9
Menu (3 seconds)
Press and hold for 3 seconds
to enter the Setup Menu and
adjust “set and forget”
functions.
Up/Down Arrows
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Press to move up or down
the list of menu items.
Left Arrow
While in the menu system,
press to go back to the
previous menu.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
Direct method of selecting
and changing menu items
(used in the examples
throughout this manual).
Clear
Press to cancel certain
selections in the menu
system.
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Reset Factory Settings
1
Open “Setup Menu”
2
Select “Reset Factory Settings”
Press 5.
3
Decide What to Reset
Press “1” if you want to reset everything except
the clock, your VCR Plus+ Channel List, and
any saved Timer Recordings. Press “2” if you
want to clear all settings.
4
Restore Settings
Press the Clear button to confirm your decision
and restore factory settings.
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REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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➔
Press and hold the Menu button on the remote
control for 3 seconds.
AUDIO DUB
➔
If you make changes to the
Dual-Deck VCR default settings,
you can always restore the
original factory settings. If you
wish, you can choose to retain
the clock and timer record
settings.
RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS
WARNING!
ALL SETTINGS
WILL BE LOST
1 ➔ Keep Timer Events And
Clock Setting
2 : Clear Everything
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Press CLEAR to Reset
Press MENU to Quit
RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS
WARNING!
ALL SETTINGS
WILL BE LOST
1 ➔ Keep Timer Events And
Clock Setting
2 : Clear Everything
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Press CLEAR to Reset
Press MENU to Quit
RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS
WARNING!
ALL SETTINGS
WILL BE LOST
1 ➔ Keep Timer Events And
Clock Setting
2 : Clear Everything
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Press CLEAR to Reset
Press MENU to Quit
On-Screen Display Overview
The On-Screen Display (OSD)
shows you the status of the
Dual-Deck VCR at any given
moment, including information
from the Tuner, Decks, and
Line inputs. It also displays the
Date & Time, and communicates important Copy, Timer
Record, and Error messages.
Note: The OSD will appear
whenever you activate a Deck
function, e.g. play a tape,
change channels, etc. It will
turn off automatically after 5
seconds.
1
2
View On-Screen Display
Press Display.
Deck 1
Still
- H : MM : SS
SP
TV VIEW
Deck 2
Ch # #
Record
Stereo
- H : MM : SS
SLP
Thu Jan 13,
2000
12 : 34 PM
Change View
Press TV View repeatedly to cycle through the
On-Screen Displays for each of the five view
sources:
• Tuner - Displays the channel and audio
status for the TV show you are watching.
• Line 1 - Displays the output from a
device, such as a camcorder or
videogame, connected to the front line
Deck 2 View
inputs.
• Line 2 - Displays the output from a
Deck 1
TV VIEW
Stop
Deck 2
device, such as a DVD player or
- H : MM : SS
Stereo
SP
Satellite receiver, connected to the rear
line inputs.
• Deck 1 - Displays the status of the tape
Ch # #
Source
in Deck 1.
• Deck 2 - Displays the status of the tape
in Deck 2.
Deck 1
Tuner View
Deck 1
Still
- H : MM : SS
SP
Line 1 View
Deck 2
Play
- H : MM : SS
SLP
Still
- H : MM : SS
SP
Ch # #
TV VIEW
Deck 2
Ch # #
Record
Stereo
- H : MM : SS
SLP
Thu Jan 13,
2000
12 : 34 PM
Ch # #
TV VIEW
Deck 1
Source
Deck 1 View
Deck 2
Record
- H : MM : SS
SLP
Ch # #
Deck 1
Still
- H : MM : SS
SP
TV VIEW
Line 1
Thu Jan 13,
2000
Deck 1
Still
- H : MM : SS
SP
TV VIEW
Line 2
Thu Jan 13,
2000
Deck 2
Record
- H : MM : SS
SLP
12 : 34 PM
Deck 2
Record
- H : MM : SS
SLP
12 : 34 PM
Line 2 View
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On-Screen Display Elements
TV View — Shows the source you are
currently watching (Tuner, Line 1, Line
2, Deck 1, Deck 2). In Tuner View,
shows the Channel Number.
Deck Counter Position—
Shows the current tape
position or time remaining
as set by the Clk/Ctr
button.
Deck 1
Stop
- H : MM : SS
SP
Audio Status — Shows the current
audio source: Stereo, Mono, SAP,
TV+SAP, Simul., Mute, Arena,
Stage, or Cinema.
TV VIEW
Deck 2
Deck 2
Play
Stereo
- H : MM : SS
SLP
Deck Play/Record Speed— Shows
current playback speed (SP, LP, SLP)
or record speed (SP, SLP).
Ch # #
Deck Record Source— In Deck 1
or Deck 2 View, the record source
is displayed at the bottom of the
screen.
Thu Jan 13,
Source
2000
Ch # #
12 : 34 PM
Date and Time— In Tuner or Line View, the Date and
Time are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
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Deck Status — Shows
current tape status in each
deck: Stop, Play, Rew, FFwd,
Eject, Cue, Review, Slow,
Still, Pause, Rec, OTR, Dub,
Index, ATR, or ERROR.
Display Message — Provides
feedback on your Dual-Deck,
including Copy, Timer
Recording, Sequential/Loop
Play & Record, and Error
Messages.
On-Screen Display (OSD) Settings
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the Menu button on the
remote control for 3 seconds.
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2
Select “Dual-Deck Features”
Set “Screen Display”
On
Off
Auto
➔
Press 5 to set Screen Display to one of the
following options:
• On — Displays the complete OSD
whenever a Tuner or Deck function is
activated (i.e., Play, Stop, Channel
,
etc.).
• Off — Turns the OSD off permanently
unless you press the Display button.
• Auto — Displays Tuner information when
a Tuner function is activated (e.g.,
Channel
), and Deck information
when a Deck function is activated (e.g.,
Play, Stop). To view the full display, press
the Display button.
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 ➔ Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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➔
3
➔
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 ➔ Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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➔
Press 4.
➔
You can customize the OSD to
show only Tuner information,
only Deck information, or have
it turned off at all times unless
you press the Display key.
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4 - Tuner & Channel List
Tuner Band
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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Select “Tuner & Channel List”
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TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Auto
➔ Tuner Band
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Auto
Antenna
Cable
➔
Press the right arrow to select from the
following options:
• Auto — Automatically detects the Tuner
Band.
• Antenna — Specifies that you are using an
indoor or outdoor VHF/UHF antenna.
• Cable — Specifies that you are using either
Community Antenna Television (CATV, or
cable) or a Satellite receiver.
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Set “Tuner Band “
➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Auto
➔ Tuner Band
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Press 3.
3
➔
Broadcast television comes
into your home from one of
two sources: over the air via
antenna, or through a cable via
a local CATV (Community
Antenna Television) provider
or Satellite. The Tuner Band
setting allows you to specify
which source you are using.
Use this setting only if Auto
Setup detected the incorrect
band, i.e. channels are coming
in on the wrong channel
numbers.
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Auto Channel Search
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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➔
Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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2
Select “Tuner & Channel List”
➔
Select “Auto Channel Search”
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4
Start “Auto Channel Search”
Press the right arrow to automatically search
for all available channels in the selected Tuner
Band. This procedure may take a few minutes
to complete. When Auto Channel Search is
finished, it will display the lowest channel
found.
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➔
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CH ##
Tuner Band
Auto
➔ Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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➔
Press the down arrow until Auto Channel
Search is selected.
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TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Auto
➔ Tuner Band
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Press 3.
3
➔
Auto Channel Search tests
every channel and stores only
those which can be viewed
clearly in your area. See the
following pages to add or
remove channels, or to display
channels with weaker signals.
Ch03
Add Channel
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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2
Select “Tuner & Channel List”
➔
Select “Add Channel”
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4
Tune the Channel
➔
Add the Channel
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TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH 11
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
➔ Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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➔
Press the right arrow to add the channel to
your channel list. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add
more channels.
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TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH 11
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
➔ Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Use the number keys (0-9) to enter the channel
number, e.g. “1-1” for Channel 11.
5
➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
➔ Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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➔
Press the down arrow until Add Channel is
selected.
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➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Auto
➔ Tuner Band
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Press 3.
3
➔
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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➔
Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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Follow these steps to add any
channels that were not detected during Auto Channel
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Remove Channel
Open “Setup Menu”
2
Select “Tuner & Channel List”
Press and hold the Menu button for 3
seconds.
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1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Select “Remove Channel”
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4
Tune the Channel
➔
Press the right arrow to remove the selected
channel from your channel list. Repeat steps
4 and 5 to remove additional channels.
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CH 11
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
➔ Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Remove the Channel
➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH 11
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
➔ Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Use the channel up/down arrows or the
number keys (0-9) to enter the channel you
wish to remove.
5
➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
➔ Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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MENU=Quit
➔
Press the down arrow until Remove Channel
is selected.
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➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Auto
➔ Tuner Band
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Press 3.
3
➔
1
➔
Follow these steps to remove
any channels that were stored
during Auto Channel Search.
Show Weak Channels
1
Open “Setup Menu”
2
Select “Tuner & Channel List”
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1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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➔
Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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Select “Show Weak Channels”
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Set “Show Weak Channels”
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CH ##
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
No
➔ Show Weak Channels
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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No
Yes
➔
Press the right arrow repeatedly to set Show
Weak Channels to “Yes” or “No.” If you
choose “Yes,” return to page 32 and run Auto
Channel Search again.
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4
➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
No
➔ Show Weak Channels
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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➔
Press the down arrow until Show Weak
Channels is selected.
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➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Auto
➔ Tuner Band
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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Press 3.
3
➔
Show Weak Channels disables
the blue screens that normally
appear when you select a
channel with weak reception.
If you manually add a channel
that Auto Channel Search
missed, you will want to set
Show Weak Channels to “Yes”
so you can view the channel
instead of a blue screen.
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Tuner Audio
Open “Setup Menu”
2
Select “Tuner & Channel List”
3
Select “Tuner Audio”
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1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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➔
Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Auto
➔ Tuner Band
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
Tuner Audio
Stereo
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➔
Press 3.
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Set “Tuner Audio”
• Mono — Monaural, or single-channel, audio.
Combines the left and right audio signals into
one channel. Use when connecting the VCR to
a Mono output device, such as a monitor.
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TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
➔ Tuner Audio
Stereo
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➔
Press the right arrow key to select from the
following options:
• Stereo — Two-channel MTS stereo sound split
into left and right channels. When a show is
not broadcast in stereo, the sound reverts to
Mono.
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➔
TUNER AND CHANNEL LIST
CH ##
Tuner Band
Auto
Auto Channel Search
Add Channel
Remove Channel
Show Weak Channels
No
➔ Tuner Audio
Stereo
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➔
Press the down arrow until Tuner Audio is
selected.
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➔
Most television programs
today are broadcast in stereo.
However, in certain circumstances, you may wish to set
the Tuner Audio to Mono, SAP,
TV+SAP, or Simulcast.
Stereo
Mono
SAP
TV + SAP
Simulcast
• SAP — Second Audio Program. Optional
audio signal, often used to transmit a
second language, news, or weather
broadcasts. SAP will appear on the front
panel display if it is available for the
program you are watching.
• TV+SAP — Delivers Mono from the left
channel and Second Audio Program
(SAP) from the right channel. This is
useful if you want to listen to a second
language with headphones while the
primary language is played through your
TV speakers.
• Simulcast — Sometimes a broadcaster
will transmit a television program and an
FM radio broadcast of the same program
simultaneously. When Tuner Audio is set
to Simulcast, the audio signal will come
from the rear line inputs, usually connected to a stereo system. Simulcasts are
usually reserved for live musical performances, although they are becoming less
common because most televisions have
built-in stereo sound.
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5 - Copy Features
Basic Copying
Copying a videotape has never
been easier. Simply insert your
source tape in Deck 1, your
blank tape in Deck 2, and
press Copy Tape. No wires, no
hassle, and perfect copies
every time.
Note: The Dual-Deck VCR
cannot duplicate copyprotected tapes. If you try to
copy a protected tape, the
message “Tape is Copy Protected” will appear on the onscreen display.
1
Insert Source Tape
Put the tape you wish to copy in Deck 1 on
the left side of the VCR.
2
3
Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Copy
Tape
Copy
Tape
Deck Select
Insert Target Tape
Hi-Fi
Put your blank tape in Deck 2 on the right
side of the VCR.
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Deck Select
Copy Your Tape
Press the Copy Tape button on either the
remote control or the front of the VCR. The
tape in Deck 1 will begin copying to Deck 2.
• To pause copying, press Copy Tape.
• To resume copying, press Copy Tape again.
• To stop copying, press Stop/Eject on Deck 2.
• To have both decks automatically rewind
before and after copying, see EZ Copy on
page 40.
Copy
Tape
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EZ Copy
Open “Main Menu”
Press the Menu button on the remote
control.
2
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Set “EZ Copy”
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6 :
• On — When you press Copy Tape, both
decks will rewind, the tape in Deck 1
will be copied to Deck 2, both decks will
rewind again, and the tapes will eject.
Complete Program Record will activate
to ensure the maximum amount of tape
is copied before the tape runs out (see
note).
• Off — EZ Copy is disabled. See Basic
Copying on page 39.
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MAIN MENU
EZ Copy
On
Child Lock
Off
Timer Recording
8-Scene Edit List
Setup Titler Message
Language/Langue/Idioma
➔ To Select
/
To Move
MENU to Quit
Hold MENU Key For Setup
MAIN MENU
EZ Copy
On
Child Lock
Off
Timer Recording
8-Scene Edit List
Setup Titler Message
Language/Langue/Idioma
➔ To Select
/
To Move
MENU to Quit
Hold MENU Key For Setup
On
Off
➔
➔
Press 1 to select from the following options:
Note: If the tape runs out in Deck 2 before
copying is complete, neither tape will
rewind to alert you that a problem
occurred.
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6 :
➔
1
➔
Turn on EZ Copy to make tape
duplication even easier. When
you press Copy Tape, the VCR
will rewind both decks completely, copy the source tape to
the target tape, rewind both
decks, and eject the tapes—all
at the touch of a button!
Complete Program Record
Complete Program Record, or CPR, helps to ensure you
won’t run out of tape before your copy is complete. When
EZ Copy is selected, the VCR begins copying at the same
speed as the source tape; it then calculates how much time is
remaining on the target tape and adjusts the copy speed to
SLP if necessary to copy the entire tape. If there is not
enough room to copy the entire source tape, the VCR will
copy in SLP until the end of the target tape is reached.
Copy Mode
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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Select “Copy/Record Settings”
Set “Copy Mode”
Auto
HQ1
HQ2
➔
Press 1 to choose from the following options:
• Auto — Sets the Copy Mode automatically.
• HQ1 — Copies in High Quality 1 mode, the
best choice if your source tape is recorded in
Standard Play (SP) mode.
• HQ2 — Copies in High Quality 2 mode, the
best choice if your source tape is recorded in
Long Play (LP) or Super Long Play (SLP)
mode.
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 ➔ Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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➔
3
➔
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 ➔ Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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➔
Press 2.
➔
There are two methods of
copying a tape from Deck 1 to
Deck 2: HQ1 (High Quality 1)
and HQ2 (High Quality 2).
HQ1 is best if your source tape
is recorded in SP. HQ2 is best
if your source tape is recorded
in LP or SLP. The Auto setting
will make this choice for you.
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Speed Matching
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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Select “Copy/Record Settings”
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➔
Press 2 to set Speed Matching to “On” or
“Off.” Only turn Speed Matching off if you
want to record two or three SP tapes onto one
SLP tape. If so, you will also need to manually
set the Record Speed to SLP; see page 56.
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 : Copy Mode
Auto
2 ➔ Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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➔
3
➔
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 ➔ Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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➔
Press 2.
➔
Speed Matching automatically
sets the Deck 2 record speed
to be the same as the Deck 1
playback speed when copying
a tape. You will typically get
the best results with this
feature turned on. You must
disable this feature to copy
multiple movies onto a single
blank tape.
On
Off
Copy Audio Insert
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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Select “Copy/Record Settings”
Set “Copy Audio Insert”
Press 3 to select from the following options:
Off
L1
L2
Mic
➔
• Off — Copy Audio Insert is disabled. No
new audio track will be recorded.
• L1 (Line 1) — While you are copying a tape,
a new audio track will be recorded from an
external audio source connected to the front
audio jacks or Microphone input.
• L2 (Line 2) — While you are copying a tape,
a new audio track will be recorded from an
external audio source connected to the rear
audio jacks.
• Mic — While you are copying a tape, a new
audio track will be recorded from the front
Microphone input.
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 : Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 ➔ Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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➔
3
➔
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 ➔ Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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➔
Press 2.
➔
While you are copying a tape,
you can insert a new audio
track, such as recorded music
or narration, onto your target
tape. The new audio can be
recorded from the front or rear
line inputs.
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4
Connect Audio Source
Connect your external audio source to the
front (Line 1) or rear (Line 2) inputs using
standard RCA audio cables.
5
Cue Tapes
Cue up your source tape in Deck 1, your
target tape in Deck 2 and your new audio
track.
6
Copy New Audio Track
Simultaneously press Copy Tape on the
Dual-Deck VCR and Play on your external
audio source. The new audio signal will be
copied in place of the original audio track.
Notes:
• If there is no audio source playing, the
audio track will be blank.
• Copy Audio Insert automatically reverts
to “Off” when the VCR is turned off.
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Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Deck Select
Menu
TV/VCR
Channel
Video
L Audio R
Tape
6 - Playback Features
Basic Playback
To play a videotape, simply
insert it in either deck and
press the Play button. Tapes
without Record Safety Tabs can
be set to play automatically
when inserted; see page 49.
1
Insert Tape
Insert a standard VHS tape into Deck 1 or
Deck 2.
2
Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Tape
Deck Select
Play Tape
Press Play on the remote control or the
front panel.
Or
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record Safety Tab
Notes: If the tape is missing the Record
Safety Tab and Auto Play is turned on, the
tape will begin to play automatically.
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Special Playback Features
While a tape is
playing, you can
enjoy a variety of
special playback
features, including
Freeze, Slow
Motion, Skip,
Repeat, and more.
Press the Play button
again to resume
normal playback.
Freeze Frame
Review
From Play mode, press Still/F.Adv to
freeze a single frame.
From Play mode, press Rewind to
review at two speeds:
• Picture Search — Press and release
Rewind to review the tape at 5 times
normal speed.
• Jet Search — Press and hold Rewind
to review the tape at 7 times normal
speed.
Frame Advance
From Still mode, press Still/F.Adv to
advance to the next frame, or turn the
jog wheel forward and backward to
advance frame by frame.
Skip
From Play mode, press Skip repeatedly
up to 5 times to cue ahead 1-5 minutes.
Slow Motion
From Play mode, press Slow –/+ for
Slow Motion playback at variable
speeds.
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Repeat
From Play mode, press Repeat to review
the last 30 seconds of tape.
Cue
Shuttle Ring
From Play mode, press F.Forward to
cue at two speeds:
• Picture Search — Press and release
F.Forward to advance the tape at 5
times normal speed.
• Jet Search — Press and hold
F.Forward to advance the tape at 7
times normal speed.
From Play mode, Shuttle FWD gradually increases the cue speed from
Double-Speed playback to Picture
Search to Jet Search. Shuttle REV
gradually slows down the tape, Pauses,
then goes into Reverse Picture Search
and Reverse Jet Search.
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Tracking
The Tracking adjustment
removes the white lines that
sometimes appear during
playback because of slight
differences in recording decks.
The Auto Tracking button (Auto)
will automatically align the
recorded tracks with the
playback heads to solve this
problem. You may also set
tracking manually.
1
Adjust Tracking Manually
During playback, press the TRK up/down
arrow keys to move the white lines out of
the picture.
2
Resume Auto Tracking
Press Auto to have the VCR adjust tracking
automatically.
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Sequential/Loop Playback
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the menu button on the
remote control for 3 seconds.
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Select “Dual-Deck Features”
Set “Playback Mode”
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➔
Press 2 to select from the following options:
• Normal — Tapes play normally (default
setting).
• Seq (Sequential) — When the tape in
Deck 1 finishes playing, the tape in Deck
2 will begin playing automatically.
• Loop — When the tape in Deck 1 finishes
playing, the tape in Deck 2 will begin
playing automatically and Deck 1 will
rewind. When the tape in Deck 2 finishes
playing, the tape in Deck 1 will play
again. This process will repeat continuously until you press Stop on the deck in
Play.
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 ➔ Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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3
➔
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 ➔ Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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Press 4.
➔
You can insert two tapes in
your Dual-Deck VCR and have
them play sequentially or in a
continuous loop. For example,
you may rent a movie that
comes on two videotapes and
watch them seamlessly one
after the other. You may also
set two sales or training tapes
to play in a continuous loop.
Normal
Seq
Loop
Auto Play/Rewind
1
Note: Only tapes that are
missing the Record Safety Tab
will play automatically when
inserted.
2
Open “Setup Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the menu button on the remote
control for 3 seconds.
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Select “Dual-Deck Features”
Record Safety Tab
Set “Auto Play/Rewind”
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 ➔ Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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Both
Play
Rew
Off
➔
Press 3 to select from the following options:
• Both — Enables both Auto Play and Auto
Rewind.
• Play — Enables Auto Play only. Tapes
without Record Safety Tabs will play automatically when you insert them.
• Rew — Enables Auto Rewind only. Tapes
will rewind automatically when they are
done playing.
• Off — Disables both Auto Play and Auto
Rewind.
➔
3
➔
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 ➔ Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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Press 4.
➔
If you want tapes to play
automatically when you insert
them, turn on Auto Play. If you
want tapes to rewind automatically when they are done
playing, turn on Auto Rewind.
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Playback Audio Settings
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the menu button on the
remote control for 3 seconds.
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Select “Dual-Deck Features”
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Press 7 repeatedly to turn Deck 2 Hi-Fi
“On” or “Off.” When set to off, you will
hear the linear mono track when you play
tapes in Deck 2.
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 ➔ Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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Set “Deck 2 Hi-Fi”
On
Off
➔
Press 6 repeatedly to turn Deck 1 Hi-Fi
“On” or “Off.” When set to off, you will
hear the linear mono track when you play
tapes in Deck 1.
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 ➔ Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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➔
Set “Deck 1 Hi-Fi”
➔
3
➔
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 ➔ Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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➔
Press 4.
➔
Your Dual-Deck VCR will
playback tapes recorded in HiFi stereo sound. Occasionally,
however, you may wish to turn
Hi-Fi off and listen to the
linear audio track; e.g. if the
videotape has a dubbed mono
track.
On
Off
QSound®
QSound enriches your listening experience by creating
realistic 3D effects from two
speakers. Choose from three
QSound modes—Arena,
Cinema, or Stage.
Note: You must have two
speakers connected to benefit
from QSound (see page 99).
1
Set “QSound”
Press the “QSound” button on the remote
control to select from the following options:
• Off (blank display) — QSound is disabled.
• Arena — 3D sound that simulates an
Arena (highest level of sound enhancement—try it with intense action movies
or videogames).
• Cinema — 3D sound that simulates a
movie theater (mid-level sound enhancement—try it when watching almost any
movie).
• Stage — 3D sound that simulates a stage
(minimum sound enhancement—try it
when watching concerts or music
videos).
Deck 1
Play
0 : 24 : 15
SP
Ch 10
Deck 1
Play
0 : 24 : 15
SP
Ch 10
Deck 1
Play
0 : 24 : 15
SP
Ch 10
Deck 1
Play
0 : 24 : 15
SP
Ch 10
TV VIEW
Deck 1
Source
TV VIEW
Deck 1
Arena
Source
TV VIEW
Deck 1
Cinema
Source
TV VIEW
Deck 1
Stage
Source
Deck 2
Stop
0 : 00 :00
SP
Ch 10
Deck 2
Stop
0 : 00 :00
SP
Ch 10
Deck 2
Stop
0 : 00 :00
SP
Ch 10
Deck 2
Stop
0 : 00 :00
SP
Ch 10
QSound is a registered trademark of
QSound Labs, Inc.
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7 - Recording Features
Basic Recording
You can record a TV show in
progress by inserting a blank
tape and pressing the Record
button. You can even add time
in fixed 30-minute increments
by pressing the Record button
repeatedly.
Note: Be sure your videotape
has a Record Safety Tab. If the
tab is missing, you can cover
the opening with a small piece
of tape. Warning: Do not cover
this opening unless you are
sure you want to record over
the tape.
1
Insert Tape
Hi-Fi
Insert a blank VHS tape into either deck.
Stop / Eject
2
Hi-Fi
Deck
Power
Deck
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Tape
Deck Select
Select a Channel to Record
Use the 0–9 buttons or the Channel Up/
Down arrow keys to select the desired
channel.
3
Start Recording
Press the Record button. For options while
a recording is in progress, see Recording
Options on the next page.
Record Safety Tab
Notes:
• Be sure the TV is set to channel 3 or 4
(whichever the switch is set to on the
back of the VCR).
• Make sure the TV/VCR button on the
front panel is set to VCR (the VCR icon
will appear on the front panel display).
• Be sure the tape is long enough to record
the entire program. To change the
recording speed, see page 56.
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Recording Options
While a recording is in
progress, you can watch a
different channel, watch a
videotape in the other deck, or
add recording time in 30minute increments.
To Stop Recording...
Press Stop.
To Pause Recording...
Press Still/F.Adv. To resume recording, press
Record.
To Watch a Different Channel...
Press the TV/VCR Button on the remote or front
panel to switch to TV mode (the VCR icon will
disappear from the front panel display), then
select a different channel using your TV’s tuner.
To Watch Another Videotape...
Insert a tape in the deck that is not recording and
press Play. The TV View will automatically
change to the playback deck.
To Add Recording Time...
See One-Touch Recording (OTR) on page 55.
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One-Touch Recording (OTR)
One-Touch Recording
(OTR) allows you to add
recording time in 30minute increments (up to 9
hours and 30 minutes) at
the touch of a button.
1
Start Recording
Follow the instructions on page 53.
2
3
4
Activate OTR
While in Record mode, press Record again
to activate One-Touch Recording. OTR 0:30
will appear on the On-Screen Display and
the VCR will record for exactly 30 minutes.
Add Recording Time
Continue pressing Record to add recording
time in 30 minute increments up to 9 hours
and 30 minutes.
Activate Loop Record
When you reach OTR 9:30, press Record
again to enter Loop Record. The active Deck
will record over and over again in a continuous loop until you press Stop. This can be
used for continuous recording of security
cameras.
Notes:
• If you press Power during an OTR session,
the Dual-Deck VCR will turn off automatically when the recording time has elapsed.
• When the recording time has elapsed, the
VCR will stop recording automatically.
Deck 1
Record
- 0:20:45
SP
TV VIEW
Ch 12
Stereo
Thu Jan 13, 2000
Deck 1
Record
- 0:20:45
SP
TV VIEW
Ch 12
Stereo
Deck 2
OTR 0:30
- 1:32:08
SP
12 : 34 PM
Deck 2
OTR 0:30
- 1:32:08
SP
Thu Jan 13, 2000
12 : 34 PM
Deck 1
Record
- 0:20:45
SP
Deck 2
OTR LOOP
- 1:32:08
SP
TV VIEW
Ch 12
Stereo
Thu Jan 13, 2000
OTR 0:30
OTR 1:00
OTR 1:30
OTR 2:00
OTR 9:00
OTR 9:30
12 : 34 PM
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Record Speed
You can adjust the Record
Speed to fit more than 2 hours
of programming on a T-120
tape.
1
Start Recording
Follow the basic Recording instructions on
page 53.
2
Set Record Speed
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• SP — Standard Play, for best quality.
• SLP — Super Long Play, for maximum
recording time (3 times SP).
Maximum Recording Time - SP vs. SLP
Tape Length
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SP (Standard Play)
SLP (Super Long Play)
T-120
2 hrs
6 hrs
T-160
2 hrs 40 mins
8 hrs
T-180
3 hrs
9 hrs
Record Source
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Select “Copy/Record Settings”
4
Set “Deck 2 Record Source”
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 : Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 ➔ Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
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Auto
Line1
Line2
Deck1
Tuner
➔
Press 5 to record from one of the following:
• Auto — The current TV View (whatever you
currently see on the screen).
• Line1 — Source connected to front line inputs.
• Line2 — Source connected to rear line inputs.
• Deck1 — Tape playing in Deck 1.
• Tuner — Current television program.
Auto
Line1
Line2
Deck2
Tuner
➔
Press 5 to record from one of the following:
• Auto — The current TV View (whatever you
currently see on-screen).
• Line1 — Source connected to front line inputs.
• Line2 — Source connected to rear line inputs.
• Deck2 — Tape playing in Deck 2.
• Tuner — Current television program.
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 : Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 ➔ Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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Set “Deck 1 Rec Source”
➔
3
➔
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 ➔ Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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Press 2.
➔
You can set the Dual-Deck
VCR to record from the Tuner
(television), Deck 1, Deck 2,
Line 1 (front) or Line 2 (rear)
inputs. The Auto setting will
record whatever is currently
visible on-screen.
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Sequential/Loop Recording
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Select “Copy/Record Settings”
Set “Record Mode”
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➔
Press 7 to select from the following options:
• Normal — Tapes record normally (default
setting).
• Sequential — When the tape in Deck 1
finishes recording, the tape in Deck 2 will
begin recording automatically.
• Loop — When the tape in Deck 1 finishes
recording, the tape in Deck 2 will begin
recording automatically and Deck 1 will
rewind. When the tape in Deck 2 finishes
recording, the tape in Deck 1 will record
again. This process will repeat continuously
until you press Stop on the recording deck.
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 : Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 ➔ Record Mode
Normal
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3
➔
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 ➔ Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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Press 2.
➔
You can insert two tapes in
your Dual-Deck VCR and have
them record sequentially or in
a continuous loop. This will
allow you to record up to 18
hours of programming in SLP
mode. Loop recording is useful
for continuous recording of
security cameras.
Normal
Sequential
Loop
Date/Time Stamp
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
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Press and hold the Menu button for 3 seconds.
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2000
12 : 34 PM
Sample Date/Time Stamp
Press 4 repeatedly to set Date/Time Stamp to:
• Timer — The date, time, and record source
will appear briefly at the start of all timer
recordings only (default setting).
• Cont (Continuous) — The date, time, and
record source will appear continuously over
all recordings. The On-Screen Display and
Menu system will be disabled if this setting
is on. Press Stop on the recording deck to
restore normal on-screen functions.
• All — The date, time, and record source will
appear briefly at the start of all recordings
except copies.
• Off — The Date/Time Stamp is disabled.
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 : Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 ➔ Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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Timer
Cont
All
Off
➔
Thu Jan 13,
Set “Date/Time Stamp”
➔
3
Ch 12
➔
COPY AND RECORD SETTINGS
1 ➔ Copy Mode
Auto
2 : Speed Matching
On
3 : Copy Audio Insert
Off
4 : Date/Time Stamp
Timer
5 : Deck1 Rec Source
Auto
6 : Deck2 Rec Source
Auto
7 : Record Mode
Normal
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Press 2.
➔
The Date/Time Stamp allows
you to overlay the date, time,
and record source at the start
of, or continuously throughout,
your recordings. You can use
the stamp on all recordings or
on timer recordings only. The
stamp will not appear, however, when you copy a tape.
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8 - Timer Recording
How to Set a Timer Recording
Choose Event Number
3
Set Event Date & Time
Use the number keys to enter an available
event number between 01 and 16; e.g., for
“1”, press “0-1”.
Use the number keys to set the date and
time of the event. The default setting is the
current date and time. To leave an entry
unchanged, press the right arrow key. If you
enter an invalid number, you will be
prompted to reenter a valid one.
• Set Month — Enter the month as a 2-digit
number; i.e. for January, press “01”.
• Set Day — Enter the day as a 2-digit
number; i.e. for the ninth, press “09”.
• Set Hour — Enter the hour as a 2-digit
number; i.e. for 12:00, press “12”.
• Set Minute — Enter the minute as a 2-digit
number; i.e. for 00:25, press “25”.
• Set AM/PM — Enter 1 for AM or 2 for PM.
Or
On
Auto
Auto
Auto
SELECT EVENT [1-16]: 01
1➔ - - : - - - -----/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - ____________________________________
2 : --:--------/-/
To Move
➔ To Select
-H--M
Ch-Deck - - MENU to Quit
3 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - 4 : --:--------/--H--M
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SET CLOCK MENU
➔ Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
01-16
SELECT EVENT [1-16]: 01
1➔ - - : - - - -----/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - 2 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - 3 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - 4 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - / = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
01-16
➔
2
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Press Menu on the remote control, then
press 3. Note: If you haven’t set the clock,
the Set Clock menu will appear. You must
set it before you can program a Timer
Recording; see page 7.
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➔
Open Timer Record Menu
➔
1
➔
Sometimes you may wish to
tape a show when you’re not
home, or you may want to
create a library of your favorite
programs. The Timer Recording Feature allows you to
program up to 16 events at a
time to record up to a year in
advance.
SET MONTH [01-12] : 08
Jan 2000
12:25 PM 1H00M
Su Mo
Tu We Th
Fr
Sa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
1 - Time
Ch10
Deck1
Auto
SET MONTH [1-12]
SET DAY [1-31]
SET HOUR [1-12]
SET MINUTE [00-59]
SET AM/PM [1/2]
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4
Set Event Length
5
Set Event Type
Use the number keys to set the Length of
the event. The default setting is 0 Hours and
30 Minutes.
• Set Length (H) — Enter the hours as a 2digit number; i.e. for 1 hour, press “01”.
• Set Length (M) — Enter the minutes as a
2-digit number; i.e. for 30 minutes, press
“30”.
Use the number keys (1-4) to set how often
the event will be recorded. The default
setting is “1-Time.”
1 1-Time — The event will be recorded
once only.
2 Monday-Friday — The event will be
recorded every weekday.
3 Weekly — The event will be recorded
once a week.
4 Always — The event will be recorded
every single day.
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SET LENGTH (H) [0-9] : 00
Jan 2000
12:25 PM 1H00M
Su Mo
Tu We Th
Fr
Sa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
1 - Time
Ch10
Deck1
Auto
Jan 2000
Su Mo
2
3
9 10
16 17
23 24
30 31
1 - Time
SET TYPE [1-4] : 1
12:25 PM 1H00M
Tu We Th
Fr
Sa
1
4
5
6
7
8
11 12 13 14 15
18 19 20 21 22
25 26 27 28 29
Ch10
Deck1
Auto
SET LENGTH (H) [0-9]
SET LENGTH (M) [00-59]
SET TYPE [1-4]
1 - Time
Mo-Fr
Weekly
Always
Cable Box Record Source
If you are programming a timer
recording with a cable box, your
record source depends on
whether or not you have setup
Cable Box Control (see page 89):
• If Cable Box Control is on, set
the Record Source to the
actual cable channel you wish
to record (recommended).
• If Cable Box Control is off, set
the Record Source to Channel
2, 3, or 4—whichever your
cable box uses—and select the
channel you wish to record on
the cable box.
6
Set Recording Source
Use the number keys (1-4) to set the Record
Source. The default setting is the current
tuner (television) channel.
1 Ch## — Records from the Tuner. Use the
number keys (0-9) or up/down arrow keys
to set the channel number.
2 Line 1 — Records from the front line
inputs.
3 Line 2 — Records from the rear line
inputs.
4 Ch##s (Channel Simulcast) — Records
video from the Tuner and audio from Line
2 (usually connected to an FM stereo).
Use the number keys (0–9) or the up/
down arrow keys to set the channel
number.
7
Set Recording Deck
Use the number keys (1-2) to set the
Recording Deck. The default setting is the
currently selected deck.
1 Deck 1— Show will be recorded on tape
in Deck 1.
2 Deck 2 — Show will be recorded on tape
in Deck 2.
SET SOURCE [1-4] : 01
12:25 PM 1H00M
Tu We Th
Fr
Sa
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11 12 13 14 15
17 18 19 20 21 22
24 25 26 27 28 29
31
Time
Ch10
Deck1
Auto
Jan 2000
Su Mo
2
9
16
23
30
1 -
Jan 2000
Su Mo
2
3
9 10
16 17
23 24
30 31
1 - Time
SET DECK [1-2] : 1
12:25 PM 1H00M
Tu We Th
Fr
Sa
1
4
5
6
7
8
11 12 13 14 15
18 19 20 21 22
25 26 27 28 29
Ch10
Deck1
SET SOURCE [1-4]
Ch##
Line 1
Line 2
Ch##s
SET DECK [1-2]
Deck1
Deck2
Auto
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Set Recording Speed
Jan 2000
Su Mo
Use the number keys (1-3) to set the
Recording Speed. The default setting is
Auto.
1 Auto — Complete Program Record (see
note at left).
2 SP — Standard Play. Delivers best quality.
A T-120 tape will record 2 hours.
3 SLP — Super Long Play. Delivers maximum recording time. A T-120 tape will
record 6 hours.
9
Confirm Settings
When all settings are complete, press Menu
to confirm the Timer event and view a
summary of all programmed events.
• To program another event, select another
available event number.
• To edit an existing event, select an event
number that has already been programmed.
• To delete an event, use the Up/Down
arrow keys to select it, then press Clear.
• To exit the Event Summary screen, press
Menu.
2
3
9 10
16 17
23 24
30 31
1 - Time
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12:25 PM 1H00M
Tu We Th
Fr
Sa
1
4
5
6
7
8
11 12 13 14 15
18 19 20 21 22
25 26 27 28 29
Ch10
Deck1
Auto
SELECT EVENT [1-16]:01
1 ➔ 10:30 PM
On
Wednesdays
1H30M
Ch10
Deck1 Auto
2 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - 3 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - 4 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - / = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
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➔
Complete Program Record
Complete Program Record, or
CPR, helps to ensure you
won’t run out of tape before
your Timer Recording is
complete. When Auto is
selected, the Timer event
begins to record in SP; the
VCR then calculates how
much time is remaining on the
tape and adjusts the record
speed to SLP if necessary to fit
the entire event. If there is not
enough tape to record the
entire event, the VCR will
record in SLP until the end of
the tape is reached.
SET SPEED [1-3]
Auto
SP
SLP
Be sure your videotape has a
Record Safety Tab. If it is
missing, you can cover the
opening with a small piece of
tape. Warning: Do not cover
this opening unless you are
sure you want to record over
the tape.
Record Safety Tab
10
Insert Tape
Insert a blank tape with a Record Safety Tab
into the deck you designated in Step 7.
11
Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Tape
Deck Select
Programming is Complete!
The event is stored in memory and will record
at the scheduled time. A red Timer icon will
appear on the front panel display to indicate
that an event is programmed.
Notes:
• If there is a problem with your Timer Recording, the Timer icon will flash on the front
panel display and a Timer Record Error will
appear on the TV screen; see page 66.
• The event will record whether the VCR
power is on or off; i.e., if the VCR power is
off, it will turn on automatically when the
Timer Recording begins.
• To stop an event in progress, press Stop on
the recording deck. A warning message will
appear on-screen. Press Stop again to cancel
the event.
DECK ONE
VCR
TIMER
Hi-Fi
SP
SP
The Timer indicator appears
when a Timer Recording Event
has been programmed
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Timer Recording Errors
If there is a problem with your
Timer Recording, the word
Timer will flash on the Front
Panel Display and an error
message will appear on the
On-Screen Display. Once you
correct the error, the event will
begin if there is still time
remaining for that event.
Tape Missing
Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Power
There is no videotape in the recording deck.
• Insert a videotape in the recording deck.
Stop / Eject
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Deck Select
Tape Missing Tab
The videocassette is missing the Record Safety Tab.
• Insert a video cassette with the Record Safety Tab
intact, or place a small piece of adhesive tape
over the opening to permit recording.
Record Safety Tab
Not Ready
The recording Deck is not in Stop mode (e.g., it is
playing, rewinding, etc.).
• Press Stop to stop the recording deck.
Overlapping Events
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TIMER EVENTS OVERLAP
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Please review the events
from the Select Event
menu and remove one
using the CLEAR key
SELECT EVENT [1-16]:01
_____________________________________
1 ➔ 10:30 PM
On
Wednesdays
SET TIMER to Continue
1H30M
Ch10
Deck1 Auto
MENU to Quit
2 : 9:00 AM
On
Sun Dec/06
0H30M
Line1
Deck2 SP
3 : 7:00 PM
On
Mon-Fri
2H00M
Line2
Deck2 SLP
4 : 12:15 PM
On
Everyday
0H15M
Ch06
Deck1 Auto
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
Two or more events are programmed to occur at the
same time:
• When you program a new event, the VCR checks
all timer events for conflicts. If two events overlap,
you will be prompted to either delete one of the
events, or allow them to overlap.
• If events overlap, the first event will be completely
recorded, then the next event will start and the
remainder of that event will be recorded.
Tape
9 - VCR Plus+ Recording
VCR Plus+ Channel Mapping
To get started, you must first
match your local TV channels
to the VCR Plus+ preassigned
channels. This process is
known as “Channel Mapping.”
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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2
Select “VCR Plus Setup”
VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
Cable Box Output
Line1
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To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
Press 6.
3
Select “VCR Plus Channel
Setup”
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Map Your Channels
Using the worksheet on the following page,
determine the local equivalents of the VCR
Plus+ channels for your viewing area. You
can find this information in your local
television listings or by contacting your
local cable company. Use the Left/Right
arrow keys to move between channels and
the Up/Down arrow keys to select channels. When finished, press Menu to save
and exit.
VCR PLUS CHANNEL SETUP
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REPEAT
02
03
04
05
06
SKIP
01
03
03
04
05
06
Enter local channel
number using 0-9 keys
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➔ / ➔ to Move
MENU to End
Press the right arrow key.
VCR Plus+ and PlusCode are
registered trademarks of Gemstar
Development Corporation. The VCR
Plus+ system is manufactured under
license from Gemstar Development
Corporation.
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
Press and hold the menu button on the
remote control for 3 seconds.
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The VCR Plus+ Programming
System® (VCR Plus+) greatly
simplifies Timer Recording. To
tape a show, just look up its
PlusCode programming
number in your newspaper or
magazine listings, then enter it
into the VCR Plus+ menu.
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01
REPEAT
02
03
04
05
06
VCR Plus+
Channels
SKIP
01
03
03
04
05
06
Enter local channel
number using 0-9 keys
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➔ / ➔ to Move
MENU to End
Your Local
Channels
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VCR Plus+ Channel Worksheet
Listed at right are many of the
standard VCR Plus+ channel
numbers used in the US and
Canada. The first group
consists of Cable TV stations
and the second group consists
of Broadcast TV stations.
Spaces have been provided
beside each preset so you can
fill in the appropriate code for
that channel in your viewing
area.
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• CABLE •
VCR Plus+
Network
Channel
A&E
39
AMC
35
BET
57
Bravo
54
CNN
42
Cinemax
45
Cinemax 2
98
Comedy Central
72
CSPAN
14
Discovery Channel
37
Disney Channel
53
E! Entertainment Television
63
Encore
92
ESPN
34
ESPN2
80
Fox Family Channel
47
Fox News Channel
91
Fox Sports Southwest
17
FX
89
HBO
33
HBO 2
95
HBO 3
96
HGTV
86
History Channel
83
Lifetime
46
MSNBC
90
MTV
48
Nickelodeon
38
QVC
99
Sci-Fi Channel
88
Showtime
41
Showtime 2
97
TBS
43
TCM
72
TLC
51
Your Local
Channel
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TMC
TNN
TNT
USA Network
VH1
Viewer’s Choice 1
Viewer’s Choice 2
WGN
58
49
52
44
62
93
94
55
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• BROADCAST •
VCR Plus+
Channel
08
11
04
05
13
03
23
21
Network
ABC
CBS
Fox
NBC
PBS
WB
Univision
UPN
Your Local
Channel
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________
________
________
________
• OTHER •
Network
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
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______________________
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______________________
VCR Plus+
Channel
___
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Your Local
Channel
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How to Program a VCR Plus+ Recording
2
Press the VCR Plus+ button on the remote
control. If you haven’t set the clock, the Set
Clock menu will appear. You must set it
before you can program a VCR Plus+
Recording; see page 7.
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SET CLOCK MENU
➔ Auto Clock Set
Daylight Savings
Time Zone
Clock Set Channel
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On
Auto
Auto
Auto
Or
____________________________________
Enter Code [
/
To Move
➔ To Select
with [ 0 - 9 ]
MENU to Quit
VCR Plus +
]
➔
Note: If you want to program
VCR Plus+ recordings from a
cable box or DSS receiver, you
must setup Cable Box Control,
see page 95.
Open VCR Plus+ Menu
➔
1
➔
Once you have mapped your
channels, you are ready to
program VCR Plus+ recordings.
Open up your local TV listings
and jot down the VCR PlusCode
number for the program you
want to record. Then follow
these simple instructions.
____________________________________
Clear to Correct
VCR + to Continue
MENU to Quit
Enter VCR PlusCode number
VCR Plus +
Use the number keys to enter the 2- to 8digit VCR PlusCode number shown in your
local television programming guide (see
example at right).
Notes:
• If the code is not valid, INVALID CODE
will appear on the screen.
• To correct your entry, press Clear.
• Press the VCR Plus+ button to continue.
Enter Code [ 5 2 2 0 1 ]
with [ 0 - 9 ]
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Clear to Correct
VCR + to Continue
MENU to Quit
6:00
PBS
7:30
Wheel of Fortune • 1397
News 5007
Hollywood
Squares 2587
The King of
Queens Carrie
cheating.•
(TVPG-L) 5945
Ladies Man:
Jimmy accepts a
lucarative job.•
(TVPG) 8571
Horizon:
Michael Grant
explores issues.
• 5755
Keeping Up Appearances •
1281
CBS
8
7:00
Entertainment Jeopardy •
Tonight: Ben Aff- 1397
fleck.• 552
3
5
6:30
News 200
The NewsHourWith Jim Lehrer:
Jim Lehrer details the day's top stories.• 88736
VCR PlusCode numbers appear in most
local and national TV listings.
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VCR Plus+ Recording Options
Steps 3-6 allow you to set
various options for your VCR
Plus+ recording, including:
• How often to record
• What speed to record
• On which deck to record
3
4
Set How Often to Record
Press 1 to set “How Often?” you want the
event to be recorded:
• 1-Time — The event will be recorded
once only.
• Monday-Friday — The event will be
recorded every weekday.
• Weekly — The event will be recorded
once a week.
• Always — The event will be recorded
every single day.
VCR Plus +
Timer Event Options
1 ➔ How Often?
2 : Record Speed
3 : Which Deck?
1 - Time
Auto
Deck 1
1 - Time
Mo - Fr
Weekly
Always
____________________________________
/
To Move
To Select
MENU to Continue
Set Recording Speed
Press 2 to set the Recording Speed to:
• Auto — Complete Program Record (see
note below).
• SP — Standard Play is highest quality. A
T-120 tape will record 2 hours.
• SLP — Super Long Play is maximum
recording time. A T-120 tape will record
6 hours.
VCR Plus +
Timer Event Options
1 : How Often?
2 ➔ Record Speed
3 : Which Deck?
1 - Time
Auto
Deck 1
Auto
SP
SLP
____________________________________
/
To Move
To Select
MENU to Continue
Complete Program Record - Complete Program Record, or CPR, helps to ensure you won’t run out of tape
before your VCR Plus+ Recording is complete. When Auto is selected, the event will begin to record in SP; the
VCR will then calculate how much time is remaining on the tape and adjusts the record speed to SLP if necessary to fit the entire event. If there is not enough tape to record the entire event, the VCR will record in SLP
until the end of the tape is reached.
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Set Which Deck will Record
VCR Plus +
Timer Event Options
1 : How Often?
2 : Record Speed
3 ➔ Which Deck?
Press 3 to set “Which Deck?” to:
• Deck 1— Show will be recorded on tape
in Deck 1.
• Deck 2 — Show will be recorded on tape
in Deck 2.
View Event Summary
Deck 1
Deck 2
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1 ➔ 10:30 PM
On
Wednesdays
1H30M
Ch10
Deck1 Auto
2 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - 3 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - 4 : --:--------/--H--M
Ch-Deck - - / = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
When you are satisfied with your VCR Plus+
recording options, press the Menu button to
view a summary of the event and all other
programmed events. Press Menu again to
exit the menu system.
1 - Time
Auto
Deck 1
____________________________________
/
To Move
To Select
MENU to Continue
➔
5
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VCR Plus+ Timer Extend
1
Open “Setup Menu”
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Select “VCR Plus Setup”
VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
Press 6.
3
Select “Timer Extend”
Press the down arrow until Timer Extend is
selected.
4
Set “Timer Extend”
Press the right arrow repeatedly to set Timer
Extend to:
• Off — Timer Extend is disabled.
• 2-Min — Programs will record 2 minutes
before and after their scheduled time.
• 5-Min — Programs will record 5 minutes
before and after their scheduled time.
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SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
Press and hold the menu button on the
remote control for 3 seconds.
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If you set your VCR’s clock
manually, it may be fast or
slow by a few minutes. To
ensure that VCR Plus+ records
programs in their entirety, you
can extend recording by 2 or 5
minutes before and after their
scheduled time.
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VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
➔ Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
➔ Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
Off
2-Min
5-Min
10 - Editing Features
8-Scene Editor
1
Insert Source Tape
Put the tape with your unedited source
material in Deck 1.
2
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Stop / Eject
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Copy
Tape
Copy
Tape
Deck Select
Insert Target Tape
Hi-Fi
Put your blank tape in Deck 2. To ensure
quality edits, it is best to record on blank or
pre-formatted tapes. Tip: You can preformat your tapes by recording the line
input over the entire tape with no signal.
3
Hi-Fi
Power
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Deck Select
Review Source Tape (optional)
Make a list of the scenes you wish to use in
your final movie with their beginning and
ending tape counter positions. Reorder the
scenes if desired.
4
Open “Main Menu”
Press Menu.
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2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6 :
MAIN MENU
EZ Copy
On
Child Lock
Off
Timer Recording
8-Scene Edit List
Setup Titler Message
Language/Langue/Idioma
➔ To Select
/
To Move
MENU to Quit
Hold MENU Key For Setup
➔
➔
The 8-Scene Editor uses
professional quality flying
erase heads to automatically
assemble up to 8 scenes by
marking their beginning and
ending points. You can also
use the Sync Edit feature,
which allows you to manually
cut unwanted scenes while
copying a tape; see page 76.
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73
5
Select “8-Scene Edit List”
Scene
Begin
End
Press 4 to open the 8-Scene Edit List menu.
The number “1” and “Begin” will flash.
6
7
8
Mark End of Scene
Play the tape to the end of the desired scene
and press the Scene/Title button. The next
available scene number and “Begin” will
flash.
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Scene
Begin
End
Use the number keys to choose a scene from
1 to 8. You can enter scenes in any order.
The scene number you choose will flash.
Play the tape to the beginning of the desired
scene and press the Scene/Title button. The
scene number and “End” will flash. Use the
special playback functions to quickly find the
position you want; see page 46.
1-----0 : 00 : 00
-:--:--
1 - 8 To Select Scene
SCENE For Begin And End
CLEAR To Correct
COPY TAPE To Make A Tape
MENU To Quit
Select Scene Number
Mark Beginning of Scene
:
:
:
:
:
:
1-----0 : 00 : 00
-:--:--
1 - 8 To Select Scene
SCENE For Begin And End
CLEAR To Correct
COPY TAPE To Make A Tape
MENU To Quit
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Scene
Begin
End
:
:
:
1-----0 : 10 : 05
- :-- :--
SKIP
1 - 8 To Select Scene
SCENE For Begin And End
CLEAR To Correct
COPY TAPE To Make A Tape
MENU To Quit
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Scene
Begin
End
:
:
:
12----0 : 10 : 05
0 : 10 : 40
SKIP
1 - 8 To Select Scene
SCENE For Begin And End
CLEAR To Correct
COPY TAPE To Make A Tape
MENU To Quit
9
Clear Unwanted Scenes
If you are not satisfied with a particular
scene, use the Clear button to erase its
beginning and ending points. Repeat Steps
6-8 to load up to 8 scenes at a time.
10
Make a Tape
When you are satisfied with the order and
length of each scene, press Copy Tape to
begin assembling the tape.
Notes:
• The Dual-Deck VCR will automatically
copy each scene in order from the source
tape to the target tape.
• When the process is finished, return to
Step 6 to add more scenes, or press Menu
to quit.
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Sync Editing
Sync (as in “synchronized”)
Editing is useful if you only
want to copy part of a tape, or
if you want to cut commercials
while copying a TV show. The
Copy Tape button is the key to
synchronizing the playback
deck with the recording deck.
1
Before You Begin —
• Turn off Auto Play; see page 49.
• Turn off EZ Copy; see page 40.
2
Insert Source Tape
Put the tape with your unedited source
material in Deck 1.
3
Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi
Deck
Stop / Eject
Pause
Rewind
Insert Target Tape
Play
Hi-Fi
F. Forward
Record
Hi-Fi
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Position Target Tape
Play the tape in Deck 2 to the place where
you wish to begin copying, then press Still.
Tip: Leave at least 1 minute of blank tape at
the beginning of a tape to ensure a crisp edit.
5
Set Target Tape to Record/
Pause
While the target tape is in Play/Still mode,
press Record for Deck 2. This puts the deck
in Record/Pause mode.
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Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Copy
Tape
Copy
Tape
Deck Select
Put your blank tape in Deck 2.
4
Deck
Power
Deck Select
Deck
To automatically cut commercials when performing a Sync
Edit, see Skip Edit on the
following page.
6
Position Source Tape
7
Start Sync Edit
8
Pause/Resume Sync Edit
Play the tape in Deck 1 to the beginning of
the scene you wish to copy, then press Still.
Use the special playback functions to
quickly find the position you want; see
page 46. Copy will flash on the front panel
display.
Press the Copy Tape button. The tape in
Deck 1 will begin copying to Deck 2.
Press the Copy Tape button to pause the
Sync Edit. Copy will flash on the Front
Panel Display. To resume, press Copy Tape
again. With the Sync Edit paused, you can
reposition the source tape in Deck 1, e.g. to
fast-forward over a commercial.
9
Stop Sync Edit
To stop the Sync Edit process, press Stop on
both decks.
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How to Cut Commercials with Skip Edit
The Skip Edit feature allows
you to remove commercials
during a Sync Edit at the touch
of a button. Commercials
typically run from 1 to 5
minutes in length. Each time
you press Skip Edit, you will
automatically cut 1 to 5
minutes of source tape from
your target tape.
1
Set Up a Sync Edit
Follow Steps 1-6 on pages 76-77.
2
Preview Commercials
As you position your source tape, note how
many minutes the commercials are that you
wish to cut.
3
Start Sync Edit
Press Copy Tape to begin copying the
source tape from Deck 1 to Deck 2.
4
Cut the Commercials
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once for every minute of commercials to be
deleted. The Dual-Deck VCR will automatically skip edit (omit) the commercials on
the target tape, then resume copying.
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REPEAT
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On-Screen Titler
1
Open “Main Menu”
2
Select “Setup Titler Message”
REPEAT
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1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
5 :
6 :
➔
Press Menu on the remote control.
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MAIN MENU
EZ Copy
On
Child Lock
Off
Timer Recording
8-Scene Edit List
Setup Titler Message
Language/Langue/Idioma
➔ To Select
/
To Move
MENU to Quit
Hold MENU Key For Setup
➔
You can add titles or credits to
your movies with the OnScreen Titler. Create your
message from over 100 letters,
numbers and symbols. There
are two steps to using the titler:
Setting up the Titler Message
and Recording the Title; see
page 80.
Press 5.
3
Compose Your Message
Use the arrow keys to select each character in
your message, pressing Enter (also the SP/SLP/
ATR key) after each to insert the character at
the current cursor position.
4
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
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SKIP
Edit Your Message
If you make a mistake, press Clear to backspace and delete the previous character.
5
Save Your Message
When you are satisfied with your message,
press Menu to save and quit. To record your
Titler message, see page 80.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
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Recording Titler Message
Once you have set up your
Titler Message, you can record
it by pressing the Scene/Title
button while a tape is recording in Deck 2. You can record
the title for up to 20 seconds in
5-second increments.
1
Start Recording
Insert your target tape in Deck 2 and
initiate any Record mode, i.e., Record,
One-Touch Record, Copy Tape, or Timer
Record. See the corresponding chapters to
activate any of these modes. Note: You
must use Deck 2 to record Titler Messages.
2
Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi
Deck
Power
Record Titler Message
While in Record mode, press Scene/Title
one to four times to record your Titler
Message on-screen for 5, 10, 15, or 20
seconds , respectively.
Note: You must be recording a video signal
when you record your Titler Message, i.e.
you cannot record a title on blank tape.
Stop / Eject
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
AUDIO DUB
F. Forward
Record
Deck Select
VIDEO DUB
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My First Movie
January 10, 2000
Sample Title Message. Note: Titles
can be up to 40 characters (2
rows of 20 characters) centered
on the screen. A blank space
counts as a character.
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Deck
Tape
Audio/Video Dubbing
A/V Dub uses flying erase
heads to allow seamless
dubbing of new audio and
video tracks onto your prerecorded tapes. You can dub
from the front/rear line inputs,
the tuner, microphone, or
Deck 1. Note: The Audio Dub
records a new mono
soundtrack and does not affect
the Hi-Fi track.
A/V Dub will
automatically
stop recording at tape counter
position 0:00:00. You can use
this to your advantage when
dubbing long segments. Before
you set the beginning point on
your target tape (Step 2), fastforward to the last frame of the
segment and press Clear to
reset the counter to 0:00:00.
Now rewind to the beginning
of the segment and resume the
normal steps to perform an A/
V Dub. When the tape reaches
0:00:00, recording will stop
automatically at the end of
your segment!
VCR
2
Insert Target Tape
Hi-Fi
Hi-Fi
SP
Hi-Fi
Deck
Insert the tape on which you want to dub a
new audio/video track in Deck 2.
Stop / Eject
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Tape
Deck Select
Position Target Tape
STILL/F.ADV.
Pause the Target Tape
STILL/F.ADV.
Deck 1
Stop
- 0:20:45
SP
TV VIEW
Ch 12
Stereo
Deck 2
Pause
- 1:32:08
SP
From Play mode, press Still on the remote
control.
Thu Jan 13, 2000
4
Deck
Power
Use the Deck Control keys (Play, FF, Rew,
etc.) to play the tape to the point where you
want the dubbing to begin. Tip: See sidebar
on “A/V Dub Auto Stop.”
3
A/V Dub Auto Stop
DECK ONE
1
Activate A/V Dub Mode
• To record new audio over existing video (e.g.,
to add a narrative), press Audio Dub. “A.Dub
II” will appear on the on-screen display.
• To record new video over existing audio (e.g.
to make a music video), press Video Dub.
“V.Dub II” will appear on the on-screen display.
• To record both new audio and video over
existing tape (e.g., to take advantage of flying
erase heads for glitch-free edits), press Audio
Dub THEN Video Dub. “A/V Dub II” will appear
on the on-screen display.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
Deck 1
Stop
- 0:20:45
SP
TV VIEW
Ch 12
Stereo
12 : 34 PM
Deck 2
A.Dub II
- 1:32:08
SP
SP/SLP
ATR
INDEX/SEARCH
Deck 1
Stop
Thu Jan 13, 2000
- 0:20:45
TV VIEW
Ch 12
12
: 34 PM
Stereo
SP
Deck 1
Thu Jan 13, 2000
Stop
- 0:20:45
SP
Deck 2
V.Dub II
- 1:32:08
SP
TV VIEW
12Ch
: 34
12 PM
Stereo
Thu Jan 13, 2000
Deck 2
A/V Dub II
- 1:32:08
SP
12 : 34 PM
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5
Switch TV View to Source
STILL/F.ADV.
Press TV View repeatedly until you view
the source from which you plan to dub the
new track(s):
• Line 1 - to dub from the microphone or a
device connected to the front A/V input.
• Line 2 - to dub from a device connected
to the rear a/v input.
• Tuner - to dub from the currently selected
television channel.
• Deck 1 - to dub from a tape in Deck 1.
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Deck 2
A.Dub II
- 1:32:08
SP
TV VIEW
Deck 2
Line122 : 34 PM A.Dub II
- 1:32:08
SP
Deck 1
Thu Jan Stop
13, 2000
- 0:20:45
SP
TV VIEW
Deck 2
Ch 12
12 : 34 PM A.Dub II
Stereo
- 1:32:08
SP
Deck 1
Thu Jan Stop
13, 2000
- 0:20:45
SP
TV VIEW
Deck 2
121: 34 PM A.Dub II
Deck
- 1:32:08
SP
Thu Jan 13, 2000
12 : 34 PM
Cue Source
Hi-Fi
Position your source device at the point
you wish to begin dubbing, e.g. cue the
external CD or tape player to the desired
track, or pause the tape in Deck 1 at the
desired starting point.
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TV VIEW
Line 1
Deck 1
Thu Jan Stop
13, 2000
- 0:20:45
SP
Note: If you have connected BOTH a
microphone AND another source device to
the front A/V inputs, the Dual-Deck VCR
will ONLY recognize the microphone as
Line 1.
6
Deck 1
Stop
- 0:20:45
SP
Hi-Fi
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Deck
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Deck Select
Tape
7
Start Dubbing
Deck 1
Stop
- 0:20:45
SP
STILL/F.ADV.
With your source playing, press Record on
the remote control. “A.Dub•,” “V.Dub•,”
or “A/V Dub•” will appear on the onscreen display.
TV VIEW
Ch 12
Stereo
Deck 1
Stop
- 0:20:45
Thu Jan 13,SP
2000
Deck 2
A.Dub II
- 1:32:08
SP
TV VIEW
Ch 12
Stereo
12 : 34 PM
Deck 1
Stop
Thu Jan 13, 2000
- 0:20:45
SP
Deck 2
V.Dub II
- 1:32:08
SP
TV VIEW
Ch 12
12Stereo
: 34 PM
Thu Jan 13, 2000
12 : 34 PM
Options while Dubbing
• To pause the A/V Dub, press Still. While
in Pause mode, you can change or
reposition the source device.
• To resume the A/V Dub, press Record.
• To stop the A/V Dub manually, press
Stop.
• To stop the A/V Dub automatically, see
“A/V Dub Auto Stop” on page 81.
On
Off
or
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 ➔ Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
On
Off
➔
➔
Dubbed audio is recorded on the tape’s
linear (mono) track. To hear the new
soundtrack, you must turn off Hi-Fi audio
for the desired playback deck, see page 50.
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 ➔ Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
To Listen to Dubbed Audio...
STILL/F.ADV.
➔
8
Deck 2
A/V Dub II
- 1:32:08
SP
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11 - Search/Index Features
Overview
The Dual-Deck VCR Search/
Index features allow you to
scan and search for Index
Marks, quickly find blank
space on a tape, search for
exact tape counter positions,
and return to 0:00:00. The
real-time tape counter gives
you real-time feedback on the
precise position of your tapes.
Clk/Ctr Button
Press the Clk/Ctr button repeatedly to cycle
the front panel display through the following three views:
1
Clock
Shows you the current time as set in the Set
Clock Menu.
2
Real-Time Tape Counter
Shows you the current tape position in the
active deck in hours, minutes, and seconds.
3
Time Remaining
Shows you the amount of time left on the
tape in the active deck, computed by
subtracting the current tape position from
the total tape length in hours and minutes.
DECK ONE
VCR
Hi-Fi
SP
DECK ONE
PM
VCR
Hi-Fi
SP
SP
DECK ONE
SP
SP
VCR
Hi-Fi
SP
Note: The Clock/Counter/Time Remaining
display will not appear if there is a deck
status message on the front panel display,
such as Copy, or if there is no tape in the
currently selected deck.
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85
Placing Index Marks
Index Marks are like bookmarks
on your videotapes. They are
inserted automatically at the
start of every recording, or you
can place them manually
anywhere on a tape. Later you
can locate these “bookmarks”
using Index Search or Index
Scan.
Automatic Index Marks
Index Marks are placed automatically
whenever you start recording. This includes
Recording, OTR (One Touch Recording),
Timer Recording, Copying, or Sync Editing.
Manual Index Marks
You can place an Index Mark manually any
time a tape is recording by pressing Search/
Index on the remote control. “Index” will
flash briefly on the On-Screen Display
while the mark is recorded.
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AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
Deck 1
Stop
- 0:20:45
SP
TV VIEW
Ch 12
Stereo
Deck 2
INDEX
- 1:32:08
SP
SP/SLP
ATR
INDEX/SEARCH
Thu Jan 13,
2000
12 : 34 PM
“Index” will flash briefly
on the On-Screen Display
while the Index Mark is
being recorded.
Index Scan
Index Scan will fast-forward or
rewind to the nearest Index
Mark, play a few seconds of
tape, and then fast-forward or
rewind to the next Index Mark.
When you find the show you
want to watch, press Play.
Tip: Use this feature with the
Date/Time Stamp to quickly
find Timer Recordings on your
tapes. For example, when
Index Scan stops at an Index
Mark and plays a few seconds
of tape, you will see the date &
time the show was recorded!
1
Open “Search Menu”
From Stop or Play mode, press the Search/
Index button.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SP/SLP
ATR
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
SEARCH MENU
Index Search / Scan
Blank Search
Direct Time Search
Return to 0:00:00
INDEX/SEARCH
____________________________________
= Move
= Sel MENU = Quit
2
Select “Index Search/Scan”
DECK ONE INDEX MENU
Index : - -
Press 1.
Scan:
Press FF or REW
Search:
1–99 Then FF/REW
MENU to Quit
3
Scan for Index Marks
DECK ONE REVERSE SCAN
STILL/F.ADV.
DECK ONE FORWARD SCAN
Press Fast-Forward or Rewind to begin
scanning for Index Marks forwards or
backwards.
4
Review the Tape
When Index Scan locates an Index Mark, it
will play the tape for 5 seconds. If it is the
scene you want to watch, press Play. If it is
not, the VCR will automatically search for
the next Index Mark.
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Index Search
Index Search will fast-forward
or rewind a specified number
of Index Marks from 1 to 99.
When it reaches the desired
Index Mark, it will play the
tape. Use Index Search when
you know the exact Index
Mark you want to locate.
1
Open “Search Menu”
From Stop or Play mode, press the Search/
Index button.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SP/SLP
ATR
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
SEARCH MENU
Index Search / Scan
Blank Search
Direct Time Search
Return to 0:00:00
INDEX/SEARCH
____________________________________
= Move
= Sel MENU = Quit
2
Select “Index Search/Scan”
DECK ONE INDEX MENU
Index : - -
Press 1.
Scan:
Press FF or REW
Search:
1–99 Then FF/REW
MENU to Quit
3
Enter # of Marks to Search
DECK ONE INDEX MENU
Index : 05
Enter a number from 1 to 99; e.g. for “5”
press “0-5”.
4
Search for Index Marks
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DECK ONE REVERSE SEARCH
STILL/F.ADV.
Press Fast-Forward or Rewind to begin
searching forward or backward for the
specified Index Mark. When the VCR
locates the Index Mark, it will play the tape.
88
Scan:
Press FF or REW
Search:
1–99 Then FF/REW
MENU to Quit
DECK ONE FORWARD SEARCH
Index : ##
Index : 5
Blank Search
With Blank Search you can
easily locate the next available
blank (unused) segment on
your videotape.
1
Open “Search Menu”
From Stop or Play mode, press the Search/
Index button.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SP/SLP
ATR
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
SEARCH MENU
Index Search / Scan
Blank Search
Direct Time Search
Return to 0:00:00
INDEX/SEARCH
____________________________________
= Move
= Sel MENU = Quit
2
Select “Blank Search”
DECK ONE BLANK SEARCH
Press 2. The Dual-Deck VCR will automatically search for the next available blank
space on your tape and stop. If no blank
space is found, the tape will eject.
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89
Direct Time Search
Use Direct Time Search to
locate a specific tape location
in hours, minutes, and seconds.
This is useful for editing purposes, i.e. you can advance the
tape directly to the beginning of
the desired scene.
1
Open “Search Menu”
From Stop or Play mode, press the Search/
Index button.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SP/SLP
ATR
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
SEARCH MENU
Index Search / Scan
Blank Search
Direct Time Search
Return to 0:00:00
INDEX/SEARCH
____________________________________
= Move
= Sel MENU = Quit
2
Select “Direct Time Search”
DECK ONE TIME SEARCH
Search To : - - : - - : - -
Press 3.
Enter Counter Value
Enter [ 1 ] = Pos Or [ 2 ] = Neg
Press CLEAR To Correct
MENU to Quit
3
Select +/– Counter Value
DECK ONE TIME SEARCH
Press 1 for positive or 2 for negative
counter values.
4
Search To : - - : - - : - Enter Counter Value
Enter [ 1 ] = Pos Or [ 2 ] = Neg
Press CLEAR To Correct
MENU to Quit
Enter the Time
DECK ONE TIME SEARCH
Search To : 01 : 25 : 16
Use the number keys (0–9) to enter the
desired time in hours, minutes, and seconds. Press Clear if you need to backup and
re-enter a number.
5
Start the Search
Press Search/Index to advance the tape to
the specified time.
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Enter Counter Value
Enter [ 1 ] = Pos Or [ 2 ] = Neg
Press CLEAR To Correct
MENU to Quit
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
DECK ONE TIME SEARCH
SKIP
Searching To : 01 : 25 : 16
SP/SLP
ATR
INDEX/SEARCH
Return to 0:00:00
You can advance your videotapes to tape counter position
0:00:00 at the touch of a
button. This feature is useful
when editing from a baseline
counter value of 0:00:00.
1
Open “Search Menu”
From Stop or Play mode, press the Search/
Index button.
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
SKIP
SP/SLP
ATR
SEARCH MENU
Index Search / Scan
Blank Search
Direct Time Search
Return to 0:00:00
INDEX/SEARCH
____________________________________
= Move
= Sel MENU = Quit
2
Select “Return to 0:00:00”
Press 4. The tape will rewind or fastforward to tape counter position 0:00:00.
DECK ONE
VCR
Hi-Fi
SP
11 - SEARCH/INDEX FEATURES
SP
91
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12 - Advanced Connections
Cable Box Hookup
This chapter will show you
how to connect external
devices, such as a cable box,
stereo, or satellite receiver, to
your Dual-Deck VCR. You will
also learn about labeling your
inputs and controlling your
cable box automatically with
your VCR.
1
Connect Cable to Cable Box
Connect an RF antenna cable from your cable
wall outlet to the “In from Cable” jack on the
Cable Box.
2
CABLE BOX
OUT
(TO TV)
From
Cable Box
Connect VCR to TV
Connect the supplied RF cable from the “OUT
(TO TV)” jack on the back panel of the VCR to
your television’s “Antenna In” jack.
4
IN
(FROM CABLE)
Connect Cable Box to VCR
Connect a second RF cable from the “Out to
TV” jack on the Cable Box to the “IN (FROM
ANT.)” jack on the back panel of the VCR.
3
From Cable
Wall Outlet
To TV
Plug In VCR
Connect the VCR power cord to a standard
120V/60Hz wall outlet.
5
Turn On TV, VCR & Cable Box
Press the power buttons on the remote control,
TV, and Cable Box.
ON
12 - ADVANCED CONNECTIONS
93
6
Set VCR Output Channel
Set the channel switch on the back panel of
the VCR to 3 or 4, whichever is NOT used by
your cable box.
7
Tune TV to the Same Channel
Select the channel you used in step 6.
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Connection is Complete!
The Set Language menu will appear on your
television screen. Please proceed with Auto
Setup on page 5.
Notes:
• After Auto Setup is complete, you MUST
run Cable Box Control setup; see page 95.
This will allow you to automatically control
the cable box with your VCR.
• Use your cable box to select channels.
• If you are not getting a good picture, repeat
steps 6 and 7 using the other channel; i.e.
channel 4 instead of channel 3.
CH3/4
LANGUAGE / LANGUE / IDIOMA
1➔ English
2 : Français
3 : Español
Select = 1 - 3
Choisir = 1 - 3
Elegir = 1 - 3
Cable Box Control
Cable Box Control uses a
special “Cable Mouse” that
automatically selects channels
on your cable box when Timer
Recording. Once you attach
the Cable Mouse, you will
need to activate Cable Box
Control in the menu system,
then program the 2-digit code
for your specific brand of
Cable Box.
1
Plug In Cable Mouse
Plug the supplied Cable Mouse into the Cable
Box Control jack on the back of your DualDeck VCR.
2
Peel Off Tape Covering
Peel off the tape covering from the bottom of
the Cable Mouse.
3
Attach Cable Mouse
Position the Cable Mouse on the top of the
Cable Box directly over the IR (Infrared)
sensor. Make sure the front half of the Cable
Mouse extends over the front of the Cable Box
(see diagrams at right).
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95
4
Open “Setup Menu”
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
5
Select “VCR Plus Setup”
6
Move to “Cable Box Control”
7
Turn “Cable Box Control” on
Press the right arrow key to enable Cable Box
Control.
8
Move to “Cable Box Code”
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AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
Press the down arrow key until “Cable Box
Code” is selected.
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VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
Press 6.
Press the down arrow key until “Cable Box
Control” is selected.
➔
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
Press and hold the Menu button for 3
seconds.
AUDIO DUB
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
➔ Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
➔ Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
On
###
➔ Cable Box Code
Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
Enter Code with 0 - 9 Keys
MENU to End
Off
On
9
Enter “Cable Box Code”
Use the number keys on the remote control
to enter the 2-digit code for your brand of
cable box from the following list. If the
code is valid, the cable box will change to
Channel 09. If not, try selecting another
code. Note: This VCR may not operate all
brands of Cable Box.
VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
On
###
➔ Cable Box Code
Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
Enter Code with 0 - 9 Keys
MENU to End
00-99
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97
10
Select “Cable Box Output”
Press the down arrow until Cable Box Output is
selected.
11
Set “Cable Box Output”
Press the right arrow key to select from the
following options:
• Ch ## — Indicates that your cable box is
connected to the “IN (FROM ANT.)” jack on
the VCR back panel and is tuned to Channel
2, 3, or 4. Use the number keys to set the
appropriate channel.
• Line 1 — Indicates that your cable box is
connected to the front line inputs.
• Line 2 — Indicates that your cable box is
connected to the rear line inputs.
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AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
AUDIO DUB
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
Cable Box Control Operation
With Cable Box Control enabled, you can set the Record Source for Timer
Recordings to the actual cable channel you wish to record (see page 63). The
Cable Box Control Mouse will send the proper channel to your cable box
automatically.
Note: If Cable Box Control is disabled, you must set the Record Source to
Channel 2, 3, or 4—whichever your cable box uses—and manually select the
channel you wish to record on the cable box.
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VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
➔ Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
VCR Plus Setup
VCR Plus Channel Setup
Timer Extend
Off
Cable Box Control
Off
Cable Box Code
###
➔ Cable Box Output
Line1
____________________________________
To Move
To Correct
To Select
MENU to End
Line1
Line2
Ch##
Audio Connections
Connect VCR to Stereo
Connect RCA cables from the Left & Right
Audio Outputs on the back of the VCR to
the Auxiliary Inputs on your stereo receiver.
If you are using a stereo television, connect
the Video Output as well.
2
To Stereo
Auxiliary
Inputs
Set Playback Audio to Hi-Fi
Make sure that Deck 1 Hi-Fi and Deck 2
Hi-Fi are turned on in the Dual-Deck
Features menu; see page 50.
➔
3
And
On
Off
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 : Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 ➔ Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
On
Off
➔
DUAL-DECK FEATURES
1 : Remote Eject
On
2 : Playback Mode
Normal
3 : Auto Play / Rewind
Rew
4 : Panel Display
Auto
5 : Screen Display
On
6 ➔ Deck1 Hi-Fi
On
7 : Deck2 Hi-Fi
On
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/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
1
➔
You can enjoy stereo sound
when watching movies and TV
shows by connecting your
Dual-Deck VCR to your home
stereo system or stereo TV.
Set Stereo to Auxiliary Mode
Set your stereo receiver or television to
“Aux” or “Tape,” whichever selects the line
input for your particular device.
4
Play a Tape
Hi-Fi
Insert a videotape in your VCR and adjust
the volume on your stereo receiver or
television. You should hear the audio
through your stereo speakers!
Hi-Fi
Deck
Deck
Power
Stop / Eject
Copy
Pause
Rewind
Play
F. Forward
Record
Tape
Deck Select
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99
TV Monitor Connections
Monitor-style televisions offer
improved sound and picture
over regular televisions
because they receive the
audio and video signals
directly from the VCR
through the line inputs.
1
Connect VCR to TV Monitor
Connect RCA cables from the Audio and
Video Outputs on the back of the VCR to
the Audio and Video Inputs on your TV
monitor.
To TV Monitor
Audio/Video
Inputs
Note: A TV monitor is not the
same as a computer monitor.
2
Set TV to Auxiliary Mode
Set your TV monitor to “Aux,” “Video,” or
“Line.” Refer to your monitor’s owner’s
manual for the correct setting.
3
Connection is Complete!
Note: With this connection, the TV/VCR
button on the front panel has no effect. It is
as if the TV/VCR button were always set to
VCR.
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AUX
Hi-Fi
Deck
Copy
Menu
TV/VCR
Channel
Video
L Audio R
Tape
Mic.
Connecting Other Video Equipment
You can connect a wide
variety of audio/video equipment to your Dual-Deck VCR,
including:
• A Third VCR
• Laser Disc Player
• DVD Player
• Camcorder
• Satellite Receiver
• Video Game
Since all of these devices use
essentially the same connections, they will be described
together.
1
Connect Device to VCR
Connect RCA or S-Video cables from the
Audio and Video Outputs of your external
device to the Audio and Video Inputs on the
front or back of the VCR. Note: If you use the
S-Video In connection, you must turn it on in
the menu system; see page 102.
To Audio/Video Outputs of
External Device
2
Watch Device
Press the TV View button until the playback
from Line 1 (front panel inputs) or Line 2
(rear panel inputs) appears on your TV
screen.
3
Record Device
Press the TV View button until the playback
from Line 1 (front panel inputs) or Line 2
(rear panel inputs) appears on your TV
screen, then press Record on the active deck.
4
Timer Record From Device
Select Line 1 or Line 2 as your record source
in the Timer Record menu. All other Timer
Record settings should be set in the usual
manner; see page 61.
SET SOURCE [1-4] : 01
12:25 PM 1H00M
Tu We Th
Fr
Sa
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11 12 13 14 15
17 18 19 20 21 22
24 25 26 27 28 29
31
Time
Line 1
Deck1
Auto
Jan 2000
Su Mo
2
9
16
23
30
1 -
SET SOURCE [1-4]
Ch##
Line 1
Line 2
Ch##s
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S-Video Input
1
Open “Setup Menu”
2
Select “Advanced Features”
REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
➔
Press and hold the menu button for 3
seconds.
AUDIO DUB
Press 7.
➔
You can connect high-end
video equipment to the SVideo input on the back of
your VCR. You must turn “SVideo In” on in the menu
system in order to use this
connection.
ADVANCED FEATURES
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
Front A / V Input
Rear A / V Input
S-Video In
Second A/V Out
Line 1
Line 2
Off
Auto
➔
Set “S-Video In”
Press 3 repeatedly to turn the S-Video Input
“Off” or “On.”
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Front A / V Input
Rear A / V Input
S-Video In
Second A/V Out
Line 1
Line 2
Off
Auto
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/ = Move
➔ = Sel MENU = Quit
➔
Note: When “S-Video In” is turned on, the
Line 2 input on the rear panel is disabled.
You can either use S-Video In OR the Line
2 input, but not both at the same time.
ADVANCED FEATURES
1 :
2 :
3➔
4 :
➔
3
➔
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/ = Move
➔ = Sel MENU = Quit
Off
On
Second A/V Out
1
Open “Setup Menu”
2
Select “Advanced Features”
Note: The on-screen menu
system, on-screen displays,
volume and mute buttons are
not available for the Second
A/V Out.
3
REPEAT
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
VIDEO DUB
SKIP
➔
Press and hold the menu button for 3
seconds.
AUDIO DUB
➔
The Second A/V Output on the
back panel allows you to
connect the Dual-Deck VCR to
a second display or recording
device, such as a television or
additional VCR, in another part
of the house. In the menu
system, you can specify
whether you want the Second
A/V Out to vary depending on
what you are watching, or to
always show Deck 1, Deck 2,
Line 1, Line 2 or the Tuner.
ADVANCED FEATURES
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
Press 7.
Front A / V Input
Rear A / V Input
S-Video In
Second A/V Out
Line 1
Line 2
Off
Auto
➔
➔
____________________________________
/ = Move
➔ = Sel MENU = Quit
Set “Second A/V Out”
Front A / V Input
Rear A / V Input
S-Video In
Second A/V Out
Line 1
Line 2
Off
Auto
➔
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/ = Move
➔ = Sel MENU = Quit
Auto
Deck 1
Deck 2
Tuner
Line 1
Line 2
➔
Press 4 to set the Second A/V Out to one of
the following output options:
• Auto – Automatically sets the output to
the current TV view.
• Deck 1 – Sets the output permanently to
Deck 1.
• Deck 2 – Sets the output permanently to
Deck 2.
• Tuner – Sets the output permanently to
the Tuner.
• Line 1 – Sets the output permanently to
Line 1.
• Line 2 – Sets the output permanently to
Line 2.
ADVANCED FEATURES
1 :
2 :
3 :
4➔
Connect to second display
or recording device
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Line Input Labeling
1
Open “Setup Menu”
2
Select “Advanced Features”
Press 7.
ADVANCED FEATURES
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
Front A / V Input
Rear A / V Input
S-Video In
Second A/V Out
Line 1
Line 2
Off
Auto
➔
➔
Set “Front A/V Input”
1➔
2 :
3 :
4 :
Front A / V Input
Rear A / V Input
S-Video In
Second A/V Out
Set “Rear A/V Input”
ADVANCED FEATURES
1 :
2➔
3 :
4 :
Front A / V Input
Rear A / V Input
S-Video In
Second A/V Out
Line 1
Line 2
Off
Auto
➔
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/ = Move
➔ = Sel MENU = Quit
➔
Press 2 to select from the following
labels: Line2, Vid2, SAT, LD, DVD, DSS,
VCR3, CAM, GAME, RCVR, or TV (see
descriptions above).
Line 1
Line 2
Off
Auto
____________________________________
/ = Move
➔ = Sel MENU = Quit
➔
Press 1 to select from the following labels:
• Line1 – Video 1
• Vid1 – Video 1
• SAT– Satellite Receiver
• LD – Laserdisc Player
• DVD – Digital Video Disc Player
• DSS – Digital Satellite System
• VCR3 – Third Video Cassette Recorder • RCVR – Stereo Receiver
• CAM – Camcorder or Videocamera
• TV – Television
• GAME – Video Game
ADVANCED FEATURES
➔
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SKIP
SETUP MENU
1 ➔ Set Clock Menu
2 : Copy/Record Settings
3 : Tuner And Channel List
4 : Dual-Deck Features
5 : Reset Factory Settings
6 : VCR Plus Setup
7 : Advanced Features
____________________________________
/ = Move ➔ = Sel
MENU=Quit
____________________________________
/ = Move
➔ = Sel MENU = Quit
3
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REPEAT
VIDEO DUB
➔
Press and hold the menu button for 3 seconds.
AUDIO DUB
➔
The front and rear A/V inputs
are referred to as Line 1 and
Line 2, respectively. You can
label these inputs to match the
specific devices you have
connected to your Dual-Deck
VCR. For example, if you have
a DVD Player connected to
your rear line inputs, you can
change the label from “Line 2”
to “DVD” throughout the
menu system.
Line1
Vid1
SAT
LD
DVD
DSS
VCR 3
CAM
GAME
RCVR
TV
Line2
Vid2
SAT
LD
DVD
DSS
VCR 3
CAM
GAME
RCVR
TV
Computer Connection
Go-Port Software
You can control your Dual-Deck VCR
with a PC through the 6-pin multimedia
port. This requires a special software
package, called Go-Port, that you can
order directly from Sensory Science
Corporation. For more information, please
contact our Customer Service Department
at (480) 922-0896.
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Appendix A
Multi-Brand Remote Setup - TV
You can program your remote
control to operate many popular
brands of televisions. Find your
TV on the list at right and follow
the instructions for setup. To
program your remote to operate
your cable box or digital
satellite system (DSS) receiver
please refer to the following
page.
1
Turn On TV
Press the power button on your TV.
2
Program Code
Press and hold down the TV button while
entering the 2-digit code for your brand of
television with the 0–9 keys (see table).
Note: If there is more than one code for
your brand of TV, try them all until one
works.
3
Check Your Results
If the TV advances to the next active
channel, programming is complete! If the
TV does not respond, try another 2-digit
code. Some TV’s are not listed but can be
programmed.
TV CODES
ON
Daewoo
Emerson
Hitachi
JVC
LG
LG (Goldstar)
Loewe
Magnavox
Mitsubishi
Newsan (S. America)
Noblex (S.America)
Panasonic
RCA
Samsung
Sanyo
Once you have programmed
your remote, some or all of the
keys highlighted above will be
available to operate your
television.
4
Operate Your TV
Press TV to set the remote control to
operate your TV. Note: When the remote
control is in TV mode, it will NOT operate
your VCR. To return to VCR mode, press
VCR on the remote control.
Sharp
TV + 19
TV + 21
TV + 10
TV + 11
TV + 08
TV + 18
TV + 06
TV + 28
TV + 04
TV + 13
TV + 27
TV + 25
TV + 12
TV + 24
TV + 07
TV + 29
TV + 01
TV + 14
TV + 15
TV + 23
TV + 05
TV + 20
TV + 02
TV + 16
TV + 22
Sony
Telefunken (S. America)
Toshiba
Zenith
APPENDIX A
TV + 03
TV + 26
TV + 09
TV + 17
- MULTI-BRAND REMOTE SETUP 107
Multi-Brand Remote Setup - Cable Box/DSS
You can program your remote
control to operate many popular
brands of cable box or digital
satellite system (DSS) receiver.
Find your device on the list at
right and follow the instructions
for setup.
1
Turn On Cable Box/DSS
CABLE BOX/DSS
Press the power button on your device.
2
Program Code
Press and hold down the Cable/DSS button
while entering the 2-digit code for your
brand of cable box/DSS with the 0–9 keys
(see table).
Note: If there is more than one code for
your brand, try them all until one works.
3
Check Your Results
If the cable box/DSS changes channels,
programming is complete! If the device
does not respond, try another 2-digit code.
Some devices are not listed but can be
programmed.
Once you have programmed your
remote, some or all of the keys
highlighted above will be available
to operate your cable box/DSS.
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4
Operate Your Cable Box
Press Cable/DSS to set the remote control to
operate your device. Note: When the
remote control is in Cable/DSS mode, it
will NOT operate your VCR. To return to
VCR mode, press VCR on the remote
control.
ON
Appendix B - Help
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The following are some of the
most frequently asked questions
about our Dual-Deck VCRs.
If you don’t find the answers you
need here, you can contact our
Customer Service Department as
follows:
• Phone: (480) 922-0896
• Office hours:
Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.
to 9:00 p.m. MST
Saturday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. MST
• E-Mail: “customerservice@
sensoryscience.com”
• Web: “www.govideo.com”
or “www.sensoryscience.
com”. Our website includes downloadable
manuals and spec sheets as
well as a listing of authorized Go-Video service
centers.
Why am I not getting a picture?
• Make sure the TV/VCR button on the front panel is set to VCR (the VCR icon on the front panel display
should be on).
• Make sure your TV is set to the same channel (3 or 4) as the switch on the back of your VCR.
Why is the picture quality poor?
• Change the channel switch on the back of the VCR, i.e. if it’s set to 3 change it to 4. Then make sure your TV
is set to the same channel.
• If the picture is bad while playing a tape, try adjusting the tracking control. Press the “Auto” button (Automatic Tracking) or the TRK up/down arrows (Manual Tracking) on the remote while the tape is playing.
• The video heads may be dirty; try cleaning the heads with a nonabrasive head cleaning tape.
Why can’t I record from my cable box?
• Make sure the VCR is tuned to the cable box output channel (2, 3, or 4). Confirm this channel with your
local cable provider.
Why can’t I Timer Record?
• Make sure the clock is set to the correct time, and the AM/PM adjustment is set correctly.
• If you have a cable box, make sure Cable Box Control is turned on in the menu system and setup properly
(see page 95).
• If you have a cable box, and Cable Box Control is turned off, make sure the Record Source is set to the cable
box output channel (2, 3, or 4), and that the cable box is set to the channel you wish to record.
APPENDIX B
- HELP 109
Why isn’t my remote control working?
• Make sure you are pointing the remote control directly at the VCR and that there are no obstacles between
the remote control and VCR. Sunlight on the VCR front panel can sometimes interfere with the remote
signal.
• Make sure the batteries in your remote are fresh and installed properly.
• The “TV” button may have been pressed by accident. This makes the remote control only operate the
television. Press the VCR key on the remote and try again.
Why do my tapes record at different speeds when I use Copy Tape?
Because Speed Matching is “Off” in the Copy & Record Settings menu. Turn Speed Matching “On” to guarantee that the recording speed of the copy will match the playback speed of the source tape.
Why does the tape eject when I use Copy Tape or put a tape in to record?
Make sure the Record Safety Tab has not been removed from your tape. If the tab is missing, you can place a
small piece of tape over the opening.
Why does the tape sometimes play or rewind when I don’t want it to?
• Turn Auto Play/Rewind off in the Dual-Deck Features menu. When this feature is turned on, the VCR will
automatically play tapes whenever you load them and/or rewind tapes when they reach the end.
• Turn EZ-Copy off in the Copy and Record Settings menu. When EZ-Copy is turned on, both decks will
automatically rewind before and after recording when you press Copy Tape.
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Why does my on-screen display show “Error”?
This indicates a problem with the VCR tape mechanism. Turn the power off and on again to reset. If this does
not clear the error, unplug the VCR from the power outlet and inspect both tape slots for foreign objects, or for
jammed or crooked tapes.
Why can’t I eject a tape using my remote?
• Make sure Remote Eject is turned “On” in the Dual-Deck Features menu.
• If you have programmed scenes for editing in the 8-Scene Edit List, you cannot eject the tape in Deck 1 with
the remote control. This protects you from losing your scene programming. You can either clear the scenes
from the Edit List or press Stop/Eject on the front panel, which erases the scenes automatically.
Why can’t I reset the Deck 1 tape counter?
• If you have programmed scenes for editing in the 8-Scene Edit List, you cannot reset the Deck 1 tape
counter. This protects you from losing your scene programming. You can either clear the scenes from the
Edit List or press Stop/Eject on the front panel, which erases the scenes automatically.
Why doesn’t my VCR work?
• A strong static electricity shock or other unforeseen circumstances may cause the control system of your
Dual-Deck VCR to lock up. To reset the control system, first unplug the power cord from the wall outlet for
10 seconds and plug it in again.
• If this doesn’t restore all operations to normal, unplug the VCR again for 15 minutes. You will then need to
reset the clock (if the clock is still set, you haven’t unplugged it long enough).
• If these steps do not correct the problem, the Dual-Deck VCR must be serviced by an authorized service
center.
APPENDIX B
- HELP 111
Why can’t I bring up the 8-Scene Edit List?
• Insert a tape in Deck 1. The VCR must have a tape in Deck 1 for the 8-Scene Edit List to appear.
• 8-Scene Edit List is not available during Copy Tape.
Why aren’t the tape counters moving?
If the VCR is playing a blank section of tape (only video noise, or “snow” appears on-screen), the tape counter
cannot operate. The VCR requires a control track, which is only present on recorded tape, to provide counter
information.
Why can’t I get a Menu or an On-Screen Display?
• If the VCR is playing a blank section of tape (only video noise, or “snow” appears on-screen), the VCR
cannot produce on-screen menus or displays. Stop the tape or record on it to enable the displays.
• The remote may be set to control the TV instead of the VCR. Press the VCR button on your remote to reactivate it.
• If the Date/Time Stamp is set to “Cont” (Continuous) and a recording is in progress, the on-screen menus and
displays are disabled. Press Stop on the recording deck to restore normal on-screen functions.
Why do I get a blue screen?
• If a channel is too weak to deliver a clear picture, the VCR will display a blue screen in its place. To see
channels with poor reception, turn on the Show Weak Channels feature in the Tuner and Channel List menu.
• Double-check your antenna connections or tuner settings.
Why is my Power button blinking?
The VCR is in Auto Power Off mode. If you press the Power button while rewinding, copying, Timer Recording, One-Touch Recording or using EZ-Copy, the VCR will automatically turn off when the function is completed. Pressing the Power button toggles Auto Power On and Off.
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Why is my Copy Tape button blinking?
This indicates that the deck is in Pause mode while copying a tape. See Sync Editing on page 76.
Why do I lose stereo sound when I turn on my VCR?
If your TV and VCR are connected with an RF coaxial cable, you will only hear stereo sound if the VCR is
turned off. To hear stereo sound with the VCR turned on, you must connect the TV and VCR with RCA line
cables; see page 99.
Why won’t my remote operate all my TV functions?
The remote control does not have a command for every function on your television. Some brands of television
will only respond to a limited number of functions.
APPENDIX B
- HELP 113
Technical Specifications
VIDEO SYSTEM
TELEVISION SYSTEM
AUDIO TRACK
TAPE WIDTH
TAPE SPEED
PLAY/RECORD TIME
FF/REW TIME
HEADS
Video:
Audio:
Control:
Erase:
VIDEO
Input:
Output:
Horiz Res:
S/N Ratio:
AUDIO
Input:
Output:
TV Tuner:
S/N Ratio:
WOW & FLUTTER
RF MODULATION
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
POWER REQUIREMENT
CLOCK BACKUP TIME
ENVIRONMENT
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
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1/2-inch VHS system, 4 rotary head helical scanning; FM azimuth luminance; chrominance: converted sub system phase shift
NTSC-type color signal EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields)
Normal: 1 track; Hi-Fi: 2 track
12.7 mm, 1/2 inch
SP: 33.35 mm/s; SLP: 11.12 mm/s
T-180 tape: SP 3 hours, SLP 9 hours
T-120 tape: <2 minutes
DA 4 rotary Duraheads™
2 rotary heads (Hi-Fi); 1 stationary head (Linear)
1 stationary head
1 full track, 1 audio track; 2 Flying Erase Heads on Deck 2
RCA Type, 75 ohms unbalanced, 1 V P-P (x2)
RCA Type, 75 ohms unbalanced, 1 V P-P
Monochrome, more than 230 lines
Better than 43 dB
AUDIO IN (RCA) -8 dbm, 47K ohms (x2)
AUDIO OUT (RCA) -8 dbm, 1.5K ohm
181 channel frequency synthesized. VHF input Ch 2 - Ch 13. UHF input Ch 14 - Ch 69.
VHF & UHF one input. Cable Ch 5A, A-5 through A-1, A-I, J through W+58, W+59
through W+84. 75 ohm unbalanced F-type connector.
Better than 68 dB (Hi-Fi)
Less than 0.005% (Hi-Fi)
Channel 3 or 4
20-20,000 Hz (Hi-Fi)
120V AC, 60 Hz, 26 watts maximum
<1 minute
41-104 F (5-40 C); 10%-75% humidity
540 x 100 x 400 mm (22" x 4" x 15 3/4")
6.2 Kg (13.6 lbs.)
Dual-Deck VCR Limited Warranty
Who Provides the Limited Warranty
During the warranty period, the Go-Video Warranty Administrator will honor
Dual-Deck VCR service for 90 days labor, 1 year parts from the original date of
consumer purchase. See below for Commercial, Industrial or Educational use
coverage. Dual-Deck VCR remote controls are warranted for 90 days from the
date of purchase.
Who is Protected
This warranty protects the original consumer owner of this Go-Video product.
What is Covered and How Long
This warranty covers internal operating parts and service/labor to repair or
replace covered parts in this Go-Video product for 90 days labor, 1 year parts,
from the date of purchase, defined as follows: (1) Original Consumer Retail
Purchase; (2) First Rental Purchase Agreement; or (3) First Lease Purchase
Agreement (the “Warranty Period”). Labor and replacement parts supplied
during the Warranty Period are covered only for the remaining portion of the
original Warranty Period. The Go-Video Warranty Administrator shall have no
liability for service under this warranty if non-OEM (Original Equipment
Manufacturer) replacement parts are used in the repair of your Go-Video
product.
What the Owner Must Do If Service is Required
If service under this warranty is required, contact the Go-Video Warranty
Administrator at (480) 922-0896 to determine the nearest authorized Go-Video
service center.
APPENDIX B
- HELP 115
Other Warranty Coverage
Commercial, Industrial or Educational use has the same warranty coverage as
stated in this warranty.
What are the Exceptions
This warranty does not cover: (1) Normal maintenance service, such as video
head cleaning. (2) Damage from misuse, abuse neglect or accident, natural
disasters or Acts of God. (3) Cabinetry, decorative parts, A/C adapters, knobs or
buttons. (4) The foreign country use of this product. (5) Go-Video product
which has been electronically or mechanically modified in any way or incorporated into other products. (6) Installation and setup service adjustments. (7)
Owner instruction. Your Owner’s Guide provides information regarding
operating instructions and user controls. For additional information, contact
your authorized Go-Video dealer.
Go Video is not responsible for any shipping, handling or insurance charges.
This Exclusive Limited Warranty excludes all incidental and consequential
damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental and consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY PERIOD. Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.
This Exclusive Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
GO-VIDEO WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR
Sensory Science Corp.
7835 East McClain Drive • Scottsdale, Arizona 85260-1732
(480) 922-0896 • customerservice@sensoryscience.com
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Index
Index
Symbols
0–9 Buttons 25, 33, 34, 53
0-9 Buttons 13
100+ Button 13
8-Scene Editor 73, 74
A
A/V Dub 81
Add Channel 33
AM/PM 8, 61
Antenna Cable (RF) 1, 2, 93
Antenna, Indoor/Outdoor 31
Arena 51
Audio
Connections 99
Inputs 18
Outputs 99
Source 44
Status 28
Audio Dub 18, 81
Audio Dub Button 15
Audio/Video Dubbing 81
Auto Features
A/V Dub Auto Stop 81
Auto Channel Search 5, 32
Auto Clock Set 5, 7, 9, 11
Auto Copy Mode 41
Auto Play 21, 45, 49, 76
Auto Power Off 112
Auto Power On 13
Auto Setup 3, 5, 94
Auto Tracking (ATR) 47
Auto Tuner Detect 31
Complete Program Record 70
Auxiliary
Inputs 99
Mode 99
B
Batteries 1
Blank Search 89
Broadcast TV 68
C
Cable Box 63, 93, 97
Cable Box Code 96, 97
Cable Box Control 63, 95, 109
Cable Box Control Setup 94
Cable Box Output 98
Cable Box Recording 63
Cable Mouse 1
Cable TV
Cable Box Hookup 93
CATV 31
Channel List 68
Cable/DSS Button 13
Camcorder 104
Channel Buttons 13
Channel Mapping 67
Channel Up/Down Arrows 17, 53
Child Lock 21
Cinema 51
Clear Button 13, 25, 26, 75, 90
CLK/CTR Button 13, 19, 85
Clock
Clock Set Channel 11
Display 85
Set Manually 7
Clock, Internal 5
Clock/Counter/Time Remaining Display 85
Commercials, Cutting 78
Complete Program Record 63, 64, 70, 71
Computer Connection 105
Computer Monitor 100
Connect
Antenna to VCR 2
Audio Source 44
VCR to Monitor 100
VCR to TV 2
Copy
Audio Insert 43, 44
Basic 39
Display 28
Front Panel Indicator 19
Mode 41
Copy Tape
During Skip Edit 78
During Sync Edit 76
Front panel 17
Operation 39
Remote control 13
To make a tape 75
To record titles 80
Copy/Record Settings Menu 23, 43
Copyright 4
Counter Position 28
Cue 46
Cue Speed 16
Customer Service Department 109
D
Date and Time Display 28
Date/Time Stamp 59, 87
Day, Set 8, 61
Daylight Savings Time, Set 7, 9
INDEX
117
118
Deck 1
Record Source 57
Remote Button 14
Tape Status 19
Deck 2
Record Source 57
Remote Button 14
Tape Status 19
Deck Play/Record Speed 28
Deck Select Button 17
Deck Status 28
Digital Satellite System (DSS) 103, 104
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player 103, 104
Direct Time Search 90
Display Button 13
Display Message 28
Double-Speed Playback 16, 46
Dual-Deck VCR 1
Dubbing 18
Duraheads 114
FM Stereo 63
Frame Advance 46
Freeze Frame 46
French 5, 6
Frequently Asked Questions 109
Front Line Inputs
Connecting other equipment 101
During Copy Audio Insert 43
During Timer Recording 63
Labeling 104
Overview 18
Front Panel Display
Clock/Counter/Time Remaining 85
Overview 19
Settings 20
Timer Record Errors 66
Front Panel Overview 17
E
H
English 5, 6
Error Messages 28
Event Length, Set 62
Event Number, Choose 61
Event Type, Set 62
EZ Copy 23, 40, 76
Hi-Fi 19, 36, 99
Hour, Set
Clock 8
Timer Record 61
HQ1 (High Quality 1) 41
HQ2 (High Quality 2) 41
F
I
F.Forward 46, 87, 88
F.Forward Button 14, 17
Factory Settings 26
FAQs 109
Flying Erase Heads 73, 81, 114
FM Radio 37
Index Marks 85, 86, 87, 88
Index Scan 87
Index Search 88
DUAL-DECK USER’S GUIDE
G
Go-Port Software 105
J
Jet Search 16, 46
Jog Wheel 16
L
Labeling Inputs 93
Language
Auto Setup 3, 5
Cable Box Setup 94
Manual Setup 6
Laserdisc Player 103, 104
LCV Button 13
Left Arrow Key 25
Length (H) 62
Length (M) 62
Line 1 18, 27, 43, 63, 98, 101, 104
Line 2 18, 27, 43, 63, 98, 101, 104
Line Input Labeling 104
Linear Audio Track 50
Loop
Playback 48
Recording 55
Lowest Channel Found 32
M
Main Menu 6, 23, 25
Menu Button 15, 17
Menu Navigation 25
Microphone 18
Minute, Set
Clock 8
Timer Record 61
Monday-Friday 62, 70
Mono 36, 37
Month, Set
Clock 8
Timer Record 61
Multi-Brand Remote
Setup 107, 108
Multimedia port 105
Mute Button 13
O
On-Screen Display (OSD)
During OTR 55
Elements 28
Index Marks 86
Overview 27
Settings 29
Timer Record Errors 66
On-Screen Menu System 23
One-Touch Recording (OTR)
Index Marks 86
Overview 55
Titler 80
Overlapping Events 66
P
Panel Display, Set 20
Pause Button 17
Picture Search 16, 46
Play Button 14, 17, 87
Play Mode 46
Playback
Audio 50, 99
Basic 45
Front Panel Display 19
Special Features 46
Speed 42
While Recording 54
Power Button
During OTR 55
Front Panel 17
Initial Setup 3
Remote Control 13
To Control TV 107, 108
Q
QSound 51
QSound Button 13
Quick Reference Guide 1
R
RCA Cables 18, 99, 100
Read Me First 1
Real-Time Tape Counter 85
Rear A/V Inputs 104
Rear Panel Inputs 18, 43, 101
Record
Basic 53
Button 17
Deck 63
From Other Equipment 101
Mode 55, 80
Options 54
Safety Tab 45, 53, 65
Source 28, 57, 63
Speed 19, 28, 42, 56
Titles 79
Record Button 14
Registration Card 1
Remote Control
Child Lock 21
Inserting Batteries 1
Menu Navigation 25
Multibrand Setup 107, 108
Overview 13
Remote Eject 22
Remove Channel 34
Repeat 46
Repeat Button 15
Reset Factory Settings 26
Return to 0:00:00 91
Reverse Jet Search 16, 46
Reverse Picture Search 16, 46
Review 46
Rewind 19, 46, 87, 88
Rewind Button 14, 17
RF Antenna Cable 93
Right Arrow Key 25
S
S-Video In 102
SAP (Second Audio Program) 19, 36, 37
Satellite Receiver 93, 103, 104
Scene
Mark Beginning 74
Mark End 74
Number 74
Scene/Title Button 15, 74, 80
Screen Display, Set 29
Search/Index Button 15, 86, 88, 90
Search/Index Features 85
Second A/V Out 103
Second Audio Program 19
Sequential
Playback 48
Set Timer Button 61
Setup Menu 9, 23, 24
Shuttle 46
Shuttle Ring 16
Simulcast 36, 37, 63
Skip Button 15
Playback 46
INDEX
119
Skip Edit 78
Skip Edit 77, 78
Slow –/+ Buttons 46
Slow +/– Buttons 15
SLP 19, 42, 56, 58, 64, 70
Source Tape 39, 73, 76, 77
SP 19, 41, 42, 56, 64, 70
SP/SLP Button 15, 56
Spanish 5, 6
Special Playback Features 46
Speed Matching 42
Stage 51
Standard Play (SP) 56, 63, 64, 70, 71
Stereo 19, 36, 93, 99, 104
Still/F.Adv Button 14, 46, 77
Stop/Eject 19, 89, 90
Stop/Eject Button 14, 17
Super Long Play (SLP) 56, 64, 70
Sync Editing 73, 76, 77, 78, 86
T
T-120 Tape 56, 64, 70
Tape Counter 85
Tape Missing Tab 66
Tape Speed 19
Target Tape 39, 73, 76
Time Remaining 85
Time, Set 8
Time Zone 7, 9, 10
Timer
Date/Time Stamp 59
Event 64
Front Panel Display 19
Timer Extend 72
Timer Recording
Date/Time Stamp 59
120
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Error Indicator 19
Errors 66
Factory Settings 26
How to Set 61
Index Marks 86
Index Scan 87
Menu 23
OSD Messages 28
Other Sources 101
Titler 80
Titler
Composing Message 79
Recording Message 80
Tracking
Auto (ATR) 47
Manual 47
Tracking Buttons 15
Tuner 27, 29, 57
Tuner & Channel List 23, 34, 35
Tuner Audio 36, 37
Tuner Band 31, 32
TV Button 13, 107
TV Mode 54
TV Monitor Connections 100
TV View Button 14, 27, 28, 101
TV View button 82
TV+SAP 36, 37
TV/VCR Button 13, 17, 19, 53, 54, 100
U
VCR Indicator 19
VCR Mode 19, 107, 108
VCR Output Channel 2, 94
VCR Plus+ 68, 69, 70, 72
VCR Plus+ Button 15
VCR Plus+ Channel Mapping
67, 68, 69, 70, 72
VCR Plus+ Codes 68
VCR Plus+ Recording 69
VCR PlusCode 69
VCR3 104
VHF/UHF Antenna 31
VHS, Standard 45
Video 1 103, 104
Video Dub 81
Video Dub Button 15
Video Equipment, Connecting Other 101
Video Game 104
Video Line Inputs 18
Video Outputs 99, 100
Videocamera 104
Voice-Overs 43
W
Warranty Card 1
Watch Another Videotape 54
Weak Channels 35
Website 109
Weekly 62, 70
Up/Down Arrows 25, 63
User’s Guide 1
X
V
Y
VCR 21
VCR Button 13
Year, Set 8
XDS (Extended Data Services) 11
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