HITACHI
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
VT-FX614A
Owner's manual
w/Cable Channel Changer
Using these quality features:
• The VCR Plus+* programming system allows you to program the VCR for timer recording by simply
entering a PlusCode* number.
* VCR Plus+C 3 and Pluscode are trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation.
VCR Plus+ system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
With the VCR Plus+C 3 system, this video cassette recorder can automatically select the appropriate channel on
your compatible cable box or satellite receiver. C3 and VCR Plus+C 3 are trademarks of Gemstar Development
Corporation.
• Super rewind and fast forward
• Multi-channel TV sound (MTS).
• 8-program/I-year preset recording.
• Auto clock set feature allows you to automatically set the present time using a time signal.
• Auto head cleaning system minimizes the need for accessory cleaners and professional head cleaning.
• Auto tracking system automatically adjusts the tracking so the picture is optimized.
• Frequency synthesized tuner provides easy, preset tuning of up to 68 broadcast TV channels and 125
cable channels.
• VHS Hi-Fidelity sound in playback.
• On-screen programming guide.
• With display, VCR Plus+ can be programmed to record without turning power on.
• Remote control for use with your VCR and TV.
HITACHI HOME ELECTRONICS
(AMERICA), INC.
3890 Steve Reynolds BIvd,
Norcross, GA 30093
Tel. 770-279-5600
HITACHI SALES CORPORATION
OF HAWAII, INC.
3219 Koapaka Street, Honolulu,
HI 96819
Tel. 808-836-3621
HITACHI (HSC) CANADA INC.
6740 Campobello Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2L8
CANADA
Tel. 905-821-4545
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOR YOUR SAFETY ..................................................................................................................
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
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CUSTOMER
CONTROLS ..........................................................................................................
REMOTE OPERATION
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CASSETTE TAPES ..................................................................................................................
BASIC ANTENNA HOOKUP [A] ...............................................................................................
ADVANCED ANTENNA HOOKUP -AV HOOKUP [B] ..............................................................
BASIC CABLE HOOKUP [C] ....................................................................................................
ADVANCED
CABLE HOOKUP -AV HOOKUP [D] ...................................................................
BASIC CABLE HOOKUP -WITH CABLE BOX [E] ....................................................................
ADVANCED
CABLE HOOKUP -WITH CABLE BOX [F] ...........................................................
ADVANCED
CABLE HOOKUP -WITH CABLE BOX AND SPLITTER [G] ...............................
SETTING THE CLOCK -AUTOMATIC
MODE ..........................................................................
SETTING THE CLOCK - AUTOMATIC
MODE WITH CABLE BOX .........................................
SETTING THE CLOCK -TIME ZONE SETTING/DAYLIGHT
SAVING TIME SETTING ..........
SETTING THE CLOCK -MANUALLY .......................................................................................
PRE-TUNING THE VCR TUNER .............................................................................................
CABLE BOX SETUP ................................................................................................................
PLAYBACK ...............................................................................................................................
SPECIAL PLAYBACK FEATURES ..........................................................................................
SPECIAL PLAYBACK EFFECTS .............................................................................................
SHUTTLE CONTROL ...............................................................................................................
USING THE "INDEX" FEATURE ..............................................................................................
VIEWING THE ON-SCREEN
DISPLAY ...................................................................................
INDEX WITH THE TIME COUNTER ........................................................................................
RECORDING A PROGRAM .....................................................................................................
RECORDING A PROGRAM - RECORDING TIPS ...................................................................
INSTANT RECORDING TIMER ...............................................................................................
DELAYED RECORDING ..........................................................................................................
USING THE VCR PLUS+ SYSTEM FOR RECORDING ..........................................................
EASY DELAYED RECORDING WITH THE VCR PLUS+ SYSTEM ........................................
PROGRAM REVIEW ................................................................................................................
PROGRAMMING
THE VCR REMOTE TO CONTROL YOUR TV ...........................................
INTEGRATING
YOUR STEREO SYSTEM WITH YOUR VCR ................................................
COPYING TAPES FROM A CAMCORDER
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COPYING FROM ONE VCR TO ANOTHER VCR (DUBBING) ................................................
PROBLEM GUIDE / MAINTENANCE
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TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
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POWER SUPPLY: AC 120V, 60 Hz ONLY.
The POWER button turns the VCR on and off, leaving the clock!timer unaffected. If the unit is to be left
unattended for a long period, it is recommended that the unit be completely switched off and unplugged.
Illustrated below is the label on the back of your unit.
This symbol warns the user that uninsulated voltage within the unit may have sufficient magnitude to
cause electric shock. Therefore. it is dangerous to make any kind of contact with any inside part of this unit.
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symbol alerts the user that important literature concerning the operation and maintenance of this unit
has been included. Therefore. it should be read carefully in order to avoid any problems.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT REMOVE COVER _OR BACKL
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING: Many television programs and films are copyrighted.
apply to private in-home videotaping of copyrighted materials.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
MOISTURE.
In certain circumstances,
copyright law may
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK. MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TOWlDE
INSERT.
SLOT FULLY
Caution to the user: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
"Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article
820-40 of the NEC 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".
In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your video product, safety is
a major factor in the design of every instrument. But, safety is your responsibility too.
This page lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use of a Video Cassette
Recorder and accessory equipment. Please read it carefully before operating your video product and keep it in a
handy place for future reference.
INSTALLATION
1 Read and Follow Instructions -- All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the video
product is operated. Follow all operating and use instructions.
2 Retain Instruction -- The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3 Heed Warnings -- Comply with all warnings on the video product and in the operating instructions.
4 Polarized Plug -- This video product is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having
one blade wider than the other). This 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 should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. 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 without blade exposure. If you
need an extension, use a polarized cord.
5 Power Sources -- This video product 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 video dealer or local
power company. For video products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the
operating instructions.
6 Overloading -- Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric
shock. Overloaded AC outlets and extension cords are dangerous, and so are frayed power cords, damaged or
cracked wire insulation and broken plugs. They may result in a shock or fire hazard. Periodically examine the
cord and have it replaced by your service technician if appearance indicates damage or deteriorated insulation.
7 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 at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
8 Ventilation -- Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
video product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings
should never be blocked by placing the video product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This video
product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This video product should not be placed
in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the video product
manufacturer's instructions have been followed.
9 Attachments -- Do not use attachments unless recommended
cause hazards.
by the video product manufacturer as they may
Caution: Maintain electrical safety. Powerline 0pe[ated equipment or accessories Connected to this unit should
bear the UL listing mark or CS A certificatio n mark on the accessory itself and should not have been modified so
as to defeat the safety feature s, This wi! t he!p avoid any potentiat hazard from electric ShoCk or fire, if in d0Ubt,
contact qualified service personnel.
10 Water and Moisture -- Do not use this video product near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
11 Accessories -- Do not place this video product on an unstable card, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The video
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a
cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the video product. Any
mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer.
11A 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.
12 Outdoor Antenna Grounding -- If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the video product, be
sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and builtup static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI!NFPA No. 70, 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 example below.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING
13 Power Lines -- An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or 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 or approaching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal. Installing an outdoor antenna can be hazardous and should be left to
a professional antenna installer.
USE
14 Cleaning -- Unplug this video product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
15 Object and Liquid Entry -- Never push objects of any kind into this video product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the video product.
16 Lightning -- For added protection for this video product 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.
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Thiswillpreventdamagetothevideoproductdueto lightningandpower-line
surges.
SERVICE
17 Servicing -- Do not attempt to service this video product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
18 Conditions Requiring Service -- Unplug this video product from the walt outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions.
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the video product.
c. If the video product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the video product 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 product to its normal
operation.
e. If the video product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the video product exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.
19 Replacement Parts -- When replacement parts are required, have the service technician verify that the
replacements he uses have the same safety characteristics as the original parts. Use of replacements specified
by the video product manufacturer can prevent fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20 Safety Check -- Upon completion of any service or repairs to this video product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks recommended by the manufacturer to determine that the video product is in safe operating
condition.
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POWERbutton
Infraredreceiver
Cassette
compartment
REC/IRTbutton
REWbutton
InfraredTransmitter
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F.FWD button
PLAY button
STOP/EJECT button
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CHANNEL (channel up/down)!
TRACKING buttons
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AUDIO IN L (mono), R jacks
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AM/PM indicators
Time, Tape counter, Tape remaining or
VCR mode indicator
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PLAY - playback
SRCH - double-speed play,
SLOW - slow play
REWrewind
_:REW - high speed rewind
FF - fast forward
S:FF - high speed fast forward
STILL - play pause and frame
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REM (tape remaining time) indictor
VCR, operate mode
Audio indicators record (flashes during
record pause)
Tape-in indicator
TV channel or Auxiliary (LI/L2)
Delayed recording indicator
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_.ccessories supplied
.3heck and identify the accessories supplied.
f any are missing or appear damaged, consult your dealer.
Cable for connectincl this VCR to a TV
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VCR Customer
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VCR Rear Panel
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AUDIO IN L, R jacks
VIDEO IN jack
IN FROM ANT. - signal input
OUT TO TV - signal to TV
VIDEO OUT jack
AUDIO OUT L, R jacks
Remote Control
Customer
Controls
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Transmission window
POWER button
GUIDE - to recall OSD menu
VCR/TV mode select button
CLEAR - to recall on-screen display
DISPLAY- to recall on-screen display
100lENT button
PROGRAM (programming) button
VCR, CAM (camcorder)*, TV - device buttons let
you set the remote to control one of the three
devices.
VOL button - increase or decrease the audio
volume
REC - record button
REW button - fast rewind or search
PLAY button - playback
PAUSE button
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STOP button - stops play/record function
F.FWD button - fast forward or search
CH (channel up!down) button
LAST CH button - switches to the TV channel you
watched previously during the current viewing
session
MUTE button - turns off the audio until you press
MUTE again
AVX button - select L1 or L2
Number buttons
* Refer to the camcorder's instruction manual for its operation.
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• Install batteries
in the remote control
The remote control requires two "AA" batteries.
1 Push the V
mark and hold it, then slide the cover in the direction of the arrow to remove it.
Note: when replacing the battedesl remove the o!d batteries and keep the pOWER button depressed for 10
seconds before inserting fresh batteries.
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2 Install batteries.
• Align th_ive
(+) and negative (-) polarity marks on the batteries with those indicated on the remote control.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow to close it.
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• Operating
in the remote control
Operating the VCR:
1 Make sure there is no obstacle between the remote control and VCR's infrared receiver.
Notei You Cannot operate the VCR if there is an Obstacle (for example Coffee table, sofa, etc) between the VCR
and remote contro.
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2 Point the remote control at the VCR's infrared
control.
receiver and press the required
button on the remote
I Note: If the remote does not Work even at close rangel try replacing the batteries Withtwo fresh "AA" batteriesl
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• Types
Only use video cassettes with the _iiii!ii_!i
mark in this VCR.
The table shows the recording time of different cassettes.
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• To get the best quality picture record at standard recording speed (SP)
• This VCR does not record at the LP speed, but it can play cassette that were recorded at the LP speed.
• Safety tabs prevent erasure
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The VCR automatically enters the playback mode when a cassette without its safety tab is inserted. The VCR
won't record on a tape without a safety tab and the cassette will be ejected if the REC or REC/IRT button
is pressed. Be sure to check the safety tab before inserting a cassette.
• Insertion
Push the video cassette gently into the slot on the front of the VCR.
• The VCR automatically turns on and the "Tape-In" indicator
turns on when the cassette is in place.
• Removal
Press the STOP/EJECT button on the VCR.
The cassette will come part_lly out of the compartment so you can pull it out.
• The "Tape-In" indicator i :%,'-turnsoff.
• The cassette can be ejected with the power on or off.
WITH THIS HOOKUP
YOU CAN
• WATCH AVAILABLE TV CHANNELS
• RECORD AND WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL
• RECORD ONE CHANNEL AND WATCH ANOTHER
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Switch the RF Channel
When the VCR is on, its video signal can come into your TV on either channel 3 or channel 4. You need to select
the appropriate channel•
• When the power is turned on, press the POWER button to turn it off• Press the PLAY button on front of the
VCR. Pressing the CHANNEL _ button alternates between RFCH-03 (channel 3) and RFCH-04 (channel 4) in
the VCR's display.
Display the channel which is not used by a commercial channel in your area.
WITH THIS HOOKUP
YOU CAN
• WATCH AVAILABLE TV CHANNELS
• RECORD AND WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL
• RECORD ONE CHANNEL AND WATCH ANOTHER
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WITH THIS HOOKUP
YOU CAN
• WATCH AVAILABLE CABLE CHANNELS
• RECORD AND WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL
• RECORD ONE CHANNEL AND WATCH ANOTHER
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Switch the RF Channel
When the VCR is on, its video signal can come into your TV on either channel 3 or channel 4. You need to select
the appropriate channel.
• When the power is turned on, press the POWER button to turn it off. Press the PLAY button on front of
the VCR. Pressing the CHANNEL _ button alternates between RFCH-03 (channel 3) and RFCH-04
(channel 4) in the VCR's display.
Display the channel which is not used by a commercial channel in your area.
WITH THIS HOOKUP
YOU CAN...
• WATCH AVAILABLE CABLE CHANNELS
• RECORD AND WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL
• RECORD ONE CHANNEL AND WATCH ANOTHER
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WITH THIS HOOKUP
YOU CAN...
• WATCH AVAILABLE CABLE CHANNELS
• RECORD AND WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL
YOU CANT...
• RECORD ONE CHANNEL AND WATCH ANOTHER
ALL CHANNEL SELECTIONS MUST BE MADE AT THE CABLE BOX.
BE SURE TO CONSULT YOUR CABLE BOX MANUAL FOR THE CABLE BOX OUTPUT CHANNEL.
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Switch the RF Channel
When the VCR is on, its video signal can come into your TV on either channel 3 or channel 4. You need to select
the appropriate channel.
• When the power is turned on, press the POWER button to turn it off. Press the PLAY button on front of
the VCR. Pressing the CHANNEL _ button alternates between RFCH-03 (channel 3) and RFCH-04
(channel 4) in the VCR's display.
Display the channel which is not used by a commercial channel in your area.
WITH THIS HOOKUP
YOU CAN...
• WATCH AVAILABLE CABLE CHANNELS
• RECORD AND WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL
YOU CANT...
• RECORD ONE CHANNEL AND WATCH ANOTHER
ALL CHANNEL SELECTIONS MUST BE MADE AT THE CABLE BOX.
BE SURE TO CONSULT YOUR CABLE BOX MANUAL FOR THE CABLE BOX OUTPUT CHANNEL.
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YOU CAN...
• WATCH AVAILABLE CABLE CHANNELS
• RECORD AND WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL
• RECORD ONE CHANNEL AND WATCH ANOTHER
TO RECORD, ALL CHANNEL SELECTIONS MUST BE MADE AT THE CABLE BOX.
BE SURE TO CONSULT YOUR CABLE BOX MANUAL FOR THE CABLE BOX OUTPUT CHANNEL.
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• Tips
You'll need to set the clock when first hooking up your VCR, and any time the power goes out for more than 1
hour. When you first plug in the VCR or after a power outage, the clock display will read "--:--".
_.uto clock set function
[his function sets the VCR's clock automatically when the VCR is tuned to a station which
:ransmits a time signal together with TV programs.
t also automatically sets the time differences between various time zones and sets the time
:ludng Daylight Saving Time (D.S.T). The auto clock set function operates each time the VCR is
:urned off.
, Some broadcast stations may not transmit a time signal. The auto clock set function does not
_perate when the VCR is tuned to a station which does not transmit a time signal. In this case,
_et the clock manually (See page 20).
, When the clock is set automatically, the displayed time may drift from the current time by up to
_ne minute.
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Setting
the clock automatically
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a cable box (Hookups
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A, B, C or D)
1 Press the POWER button to turn the VCR power off.
If the VCR is already turned off, press the POWER button to turn the power on, then press it again to turn the
power off. The time will appear in the VCR display to show that the current time has been set. The automatic
clock set procedure might take about 5 minutes.
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• If the Clockis not set after about five minutes have elapsed, the Clock must be set manually (see page 20).
• when the VCR power is restored after a power failure of more than one hour, the ClockWill indicate ----!--L
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OntheVCRdriftsfromthecurrenttimebymorethanonehour,selectyourcorrecttime
zone and set the DST (Day ght Sav ngs T rne) (see page 19),
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1 Turn on the TV and select the video channel (3 or 4).
Or, if you are hooked up with an audio!video cable, set the TV to AUX or VIDEO.
2 Press the GUIDE button.
The main on-screen menu will appear on the TV screen.
You may view all the on-screen instructions in English, French, or Spanish. When you first set
up your VCR, it will be set to English. Press the (8) button for French or the (9) button for
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3 Press the (3) button to bring up the CLOCK SET menu.
4 Make sure that item 1 is highlighted "CLOCK SET <AUTO>".
• highlighted, press the (1) button to switch it to "CLOCK
• If "CLOCK SET < MANUAL >" is
SET < AUTO :>" .
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5 Press the (2) button.
This screen appears to show that the clock is being set.
• It maytakeaboutfiveminutes.
• SincetheVCRis searching
fora broadcaststationthattransmitsa timesignal,thechannel
indication
onthecableboxchangesautomatically.
Whentheclock
is set, the screen changes to a TV picture and the correct time appears in the VCR's display.
Notes:
• !f the clock is not set after five minutes have e!apsed, set the clock manua!ty (see page 20),
If the displaYed time ddfts from the Cui'rent time by rnoi'e than one hour, select You[ Correct time zone and set the I
DST (see page!9),
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time drifts from the current
time by=more than an hour
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onthe cable box with hookups [E], [F] or [G] bef0re settingl
1 Press the GUIDE button.
The main on-screen menu will appear on the TV screen.
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2 Press the (3) button to bring up the "CLOCK SET" menu.
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Make sure that item 1 is h=ghl_ghtedCLOCK
SET < AUTO >" .
3 Press the (3) button to select your local time zone.
Each time (3) is pressed, the option for "SET TIME ZONE" switches from <AUTO> to <ATLANTIC>,
<EASTERN>, <CENTRAL>, <MOUNTAIN>, <PACIFIC>, <ALASKA>, <HAWAII> and back to <AUTO>.
• This screen gives an example where <ATLANTIC> is specified.
4 Press the (4) button to select the D.S.T. option.
Each time (4) is pressed, the option for "SET D.S.T." switches from <AUTO> to <ON>, <OFF> and back to
<AUTO>.
<AUTO>:
The daylight saving time (D.S.T) is set automatically.
<ON>: The time advanced from the Standard Time by one hour is displayed from the first Sunday of April
through the last Sunday of October.
<OFF>: The standard time is displayed throughout the year.
• This screen gives an example where <ON> is specified.
5 Pressthe (2)buttonto setthe time.
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Note: !f the displayed time drifts f[om the current time even after steps 1 -5 have been performed, reset the DST: 1
Press the GUIDE and (3) buttons then press the (4) button to specify another option, then set the time again,
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• To set the clock manually
1 Press the GUIDE button.
The main on-screen menu wilt appear on the TV screen.
You may view all the on-screen instructions in English, French, or Spanish. When you first set up your VCR, it
will be set to English. Press the (8) button for French or the (9) button for Spanish.
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2 Press the (3) button to bring up the "CLOCK SET" menu.
4 Press the (2) button to bring up the clock set menu.
• The white dash "-" appears for the item to be changed on the screen as you proceed.
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5 Press the number buttons to fill the hour and minutes.
• For times with only one number (1-9) press the (0) button first, then the hour or minute. For example, if it is now
10:20AM, press (1)(0)(2)(0). "AM" and "PM" will now appear on the screen.
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6 Press the (1) button for AM or (2) for PM.
For example, press the (1) button for AM.
7 Press the number buttons to fill in the number of the month, then the day then the year.
• For dates with only one number (1-9) press the (0) button first, then the date. For example, if today is July 8
1997, press (0)(7)(0)(8)(9)(7) . The correct day of the week will appear by itself.
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The VCR clock is now set, and should show the correct time of day on the VCR's display.
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• Presetting
(Hookups
the received
channels
without
using
[A], [B], [C] or [D])
1 Press the POWER button to turn on the VCR.
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2 Turn on the TV and select the video channel (3 or 4).
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5 Press the (1) button to select the type of receiving
setup you have:
a cable box
<CATV1 >
<ANT>
<CATV2>
Ordinary cable
Internal or external antenna
Altemate cable (If CATV1 doesn't give you the channels you expect).
6 Press the (2) button.
The VCR will automatically store channels received in your area. It takes about 2 - 3 minutes. After the channels
are stored in memory, the channel with the lowest number appears in the VCR's display.
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7 Press GUIDE to return to regular viewing.
Note: Your VCR is Capable of receiving 68 broadcast Tv Channels (VHF 2-! 3, UHF 14;69)and cable Channels
(i-!25). In some areas Channels cannot be received when CATV1 is selected. In this case, select CATV2 in the
receiving setupl
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Press the CH (channel)
presetting
button (or numbered
of channels
buttons)
are finished
to check the channels you can receive.
I Note: If no channels have been set Or a Clear picture does not appear, check the antenna 0r Cable cOnnection.
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(Station
Identifier)
When your VCR is receiving a channel caption signal that is transmitted by a local broadcasting station together
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The auto channel set procedure
may memorize channels that are blank, have snowy pictures, or
interference.
You may skip these channels by erasing them. Very weak stations might not be
memorized at all. You may receive these stations by adding them.
1 Press the GUIDE button.
The main on-screen menu will appear on the TV screen.
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3 Press the (3) button to select "ADD/ERASE CHANNEL".
4 Use the number buttons to select the number of the channel you want to add or erase.
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• Auto blue setting
1 Turn on the TV and select the video channel (3 or 4).
Or= if you are hooked up with an audio/video cable, set the TV to AUX or VIDEO.
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2 Press the GUIDE button.
The main on-screen menu will appear on the TV screen.
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4 Press the (1) button to select AUTO BLUE "ON" or "OFF".
ON: Thescreenbecomesblueandmutessoundwhena channelwithouta broadcastsignalontheVCRor a
channelonwhichbroadcasting
hasfinished.
• If thesignalis toostrong,thisfunctionmaynotoperateevenifyouspecify<ON>.Duringplayback
thisfunction
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OFF: TheAUTOBLUEfeatureis switchedoff.
5 Press the GUIDE button to end the setting.
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The VCR can be programmed to:
• Automatically select channels on the cable box during a timer record or VCR Plus+ delayed recording
operation.
• Change channels on remote controlled cable boxes with the VCR remote control.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN...
Make sure the cable box is positioned properly on the VCR.
1 Turn on the TV and select the video channel (3 or 4).
Or, if you are hooked up with an audio/video cable, set the TV to AUX or VIDEO.
2 Press the GUIDE button.
The main on-screen menu will appear on the TV screen.
3 Press the (4) button to select the CHANNEL PRESET operation.
4 Press the (1) button to select <CATV2>.
5 Press the (5) button to select "CABLE
BOX SETUP" menu.
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7 Turn on your cable box and select channel 2.
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8 Using the VCR remote, enter the cable box output channel
For exam_!e, press (Q)(3) for channel 3.
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10 Press the two number buttons that match the code number of your cable box brand from the table
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11 Press the GUIDE button to enter your cable box brand.
The VCR will change the cable box from channel 02 to channel 09 to confirm that the correct code was entered.
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Your cable box and VCR are now set for VCR Plus+ program recording. Depending on the manufacturer and
model of the cable box, you may also be able to use the VCR remote control to:
• Change channels on the cable box with the remote's channel up/down buttons.
• Use the numbers on the VCR remote to select cable box channels directly.
I Note: Only the Cable box will change channels. The VCR channel will not change.
Cable box did not tune to channel 9: Press the (2) button to return to step (10), and enter a different code
number.
If the codes you entered do not work:
• Try repositioning the cable box on top of the VCR and reentering the codes.
• Try entering all code numbers (00-61). Press the number button to enter another code number.
If none of the codes work, press the GUIDE button to quit. The VCR will not control your cable box. However,
the output channel of the cable box has been set. Turn on the cable box and leave it tuned to the channel you
want to record before the recording is scheduled to begin.
Note: If you make a mistake when entering digits, press the CLEAR button repeatedly to return the white dash "-"
to the digits to be corrected. Then, punch in the correct number.
• To playback a recorded tape
1 Turn on the TV and select the video channel (3 or 4).
Or, if you are hooked up with an audio/video cable, set the TV to AUX or VIDEO.
2 Insert a recorded tape.
The power comes on automatically and the tape indicator lights on the display.
• When a cassette without its safety tab is inserted, playback starts automatically.
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• Rewinding
the tape
When the video cassette reaches the end of the tape, the VCR will stop automatically and automatically
rewind the tape.
• If you press the POWER button while the tape is rewinding, the power will not shut off until the tape has
been completely rewound.
You may also rewind the tape manually at any time.
Manual Rewind
1 Press the STOP button to end playback.
2 Pressthe REWbutton.
The VCR rewinds the tape all the way to the beginning, then stops.
• Press the EJECT button on the VCR to eject the tape.
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If your videocassette has the safety tab removed, the VCR will stop and automatically rewind the videocassette,
eject it, and turn off the power when it reaches the end of the tape or blank section of the tape which lasts for
more than 30 seconds.
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This function rewinds or fast-forwards T-120 tape for about 83 seconds. This time period will vary for
different types of tape.
Press the REW or F.FWD button, then press it again.
To stop the tape, press the STOP button.
Note; During super rewind!fastrforward, there will be art interval of 5 seconds between the time the STOP button
is Pressed and the time the tape actually stops: This is designed to protect the tape. To stop the tape earlier,
press the REW or F.FWD button to restore the normal rewind/fast-forward speed, then press the STOP button.
• To remove
noise from the picture
Auto Tracking
Pressing the PLAY button starts the auto tracking feature, which automatically adjusts playback to eliminate static
lines or picture noise that may appear on the screen.
Manual Tracking
Scratched tapes or poorly recorded tapes may require additional picture adjustment. You can do this with the
remote control.
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Press the CH ( A or _m) button on the remote control or TRACKING button on the VCR when viewing a
cassette.
Press either the A or _m buttons until picture is clear.
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speed playback
Still Playback (Pause)
Press the PAUSE button on the remote control to still the tape during play.
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• To resume play, press the PLAY button or PAUSE button again.
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• After 1 minute in the PAUSE mode, the VCR automatically switches to STOP mode to protect the tape.
• lf noise bars appear on the TV screen during the PAUSE mode, first set the VeR to the SLOW mode by
pressing the (4) button during playback and then press the CH (_ or _)
button on the remote COntrol to
minimize the noise bars (see page 32).
"If the screen jitters during PAUSE, press the CH (_ or !_) button to minimize the jitter.
If you press the DISPLAY button when viewing a video cassette, the display, as shown, appears for several
seconds so you can see the functions of the number buttons on the remote control.
Number (4) button: Slow motion
Number (6) button: Frame advance
• The above functions always work when you are viewing a video cassette even if the display, as shown, is not
displayed.
Frame Advance
1 Press the PAUSE button to stop the tape during playback.
2 Pressthe (6)buttonto viewthe pictureoneframeat a time.
• Press the PAUSE button to resume play.
Skip playback
While playing back your tape you can skip forward by pressing the (6) button.
The tape will search ahead for about a minute and then resume playing.
Slow motion
1 Press the PLAY button.
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2 Press the (4) button to slow the playback
speed.
3 Press the PLAY button to return to play back at normal speed.
Press the STOP button to stop the tape.
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This function let you search backward and forward through the videotape while viewing it.
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During play:
Press the REW button to search in reverse.
Press the F.FWD button to search ahead,
• Press the PLAY button to return to normal playback.
Press REW or F.FWD and hold it; you can search backward or forward through the tape at a higher speed
while viewing it.
• Press PLAY and REW, then hold REW for backward search at a higher speed.
• Press PLAY and F.FWD, then hold F.FWD for forward search at a higher speed.
• Release REW or F.FWD to return to normal playback.
• Choosing
a mode for audio playback
The VCR records the same audio on both the Hi-Fi and linear tracks on the tape. The Hi-Fi sound is recorded on
separate left and right stereo channels. Monaural sound is recorded on the linear track.
To enjoy Hi-Fi sound, connect your VCR to a stereo television or amplifier/receiver using the audio/video jacks
(see page 54).
How to select playback audio
1 Press the GUIDE button.
2 Press the (2) button to select the VCR SETUP operation.
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3 Press the (4) button to select "HIFI" or "LINEAR".
• Select Hi-Fi to playback sound recorded on the Hi-Fi track and for normal use.
The L and R indicators will light in the VCR's display panel.
• Select LINEAR to play back the sound recorded on the linear monaural track. Also, if the audio sounds distorted
or unusual or there is no audio, select LINEAR.
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The shuttle feature lets you control all the playback functions - PLAY, PAUSE, SLOW MOTION, and SEARCH using one convenient ring. If the shuttle ring is operated when the key function buttons are illuminated, the
illumination goes off.
How to use the shuttle ring
A Turn the shuttle ring during playback or still playback (pause).
• As you turn the ring, you get different playback speeds and forward or reverse motion.
• Try using the shuttle to explore backward and forward through you next video.
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• The tape continues to be wound even after you release the dial.
• If noise bars appear on the TV screen during the SLOW/STILL modes, turn and hold the shuttle ring in the
sLow p0sitienl then press the CH(A/V)
button on the remote c0ntrol to minimize the noise bars. The noise
bars are then eliminated automatically in the ST!LL mode.
• Since thin videotape is used in T-180 and longer cassettes, do not repeatedly perform the following operations
with these tapes_
- Fast forward, rew!nd, slow play
- Insertion and ejection of tapes.
• To find specific sections
on a tape using the "INDEX"
feature
Jump to an Index Mark with INDEX
A quick way to access specific program segments is with the index search feature. This lets you, move through a
tape that has several recordings on it by searching for the INDEX "mark". This function only works with recordings
that have been set up with indexing. You create an INDEX mark (VISS signal) every time you press the REC or
REC/IRT button while recording.
(1) Press the DISPLAY button in the stop mode.
The index screen appears on TV.
(2) Press the (7) button for rewind or the (9) button for forward to begin the index search.
• The tape rewinds or fast forwards until an index mark is detected. During this search, the word INDEX is
displayed at the top left corner of the screen.
• When the VCR finds an index mark, it plays 15 seconds of the program that begins at that spot.
(3) If this is the program you were looking for, press the PLAY button for normal playback.
To stop the index search before an index mark is reached, press the STOP button.
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• Switching
between clock, time counter and time of remaining
tape
Press DISPLAY while the on-screen display is displayed. The on-screen display switches in the order below
together with the VCR's display.
Press the DISPLAY button to see the clock.
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Press the DISPLAY button a second time to see just the time counter.
The linear time Counter operates only if there is something recorded on the tape.
, The counter changes to 0:00:00 when the tape is ejected.
Press the DISPLAY button a third time to see the tape remaining
time.
Note: Immediately after the tape is inserted "-- : - -" will appear.
2 minutes after playback or recording is started, the tape remaining time is displayed.
Press the CLEAR button repeatedly to switch the type of the tape used. The correct remaining time will appear.
AUTO: T-120 or shorter tape
T- 160:"1"-140 or T-160 tape
T-180:T-180 tape
T-210:T-210 tape
Notes:
• The tape remaining time is not displayed correctly for a tape without any recordings or tapes other than T30/60/90/120/140/160/180/210.
• The remainin§ time may not be displayed correctly during fast forwarding or rewinding.
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You can set the time counter to memorize a certain point in the video programming,
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(1) Press the DISPLAY button two or three times.
The counter will appear in the VCR's display.
(2) Begin recording
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(3) At the point that you want to go back to, press the CLEAR button.
This resets the counter to 0:00:00.
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or playing back the tape.
(5) Press the REW button to rewind the tape.
It wilt automatically stop at the spot where you cleared the counter in step (3).
• Press the PLAY button to watch the tape from the selected spot.
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record
The VCR must be hooked up properly for recording. See the Simple Hookups at the beginning of this manual.
Copyright infringement warning
Most television programs and films are copyrighted. This means that someone has legal rights governing the
reproduction and distribution of this material. In certain circumstances, copyright law may apply to private in-home
taping of copyrighted materials. In most cases, it is okay to record for personal use, as long as you do not sell the
material. You must act responsibly in this area - check into the matter if you are unsure.
• Basic recording
I Note: You may usea blank tape or you may record overa previously recorded (erasable) tapel
(1) Turn on TV and select the video channel (3 or 4).
Or, if you are hooked up with an audio/video cable, set the TV to AUX or VIDEO.
(2) Insert a blank or erasable tape.
The power comes on automatically and the tape indicator lights on the display.
• If a cassette without its safety tab is inserted, playback starts automatically, and you cannot do the record
operation.
(3) Press the DISPLAY button.
This screen appears on the TV.
(4) Press (5) button to select SP (standard
longest recording time on a single tape).
play for the best picture quality) or EP (extended
(5) Press the CH (A/_)
button or the number
Example: Select channel 8.
• 100/ENT and (2) and (4) for channel 124.
play, for
buttons to select the channel you want to record.
(6) Press the REC button on the remote control or the REC/IRT button on the VCR.
Recording will start and the indicator on the VOR will appear.
Notes:
• Recording will not start unless the cassette has the safety tab in place. If this tab has been removed, the VCR
will eject the tape
• Press the PAUSE button to set the VCR to the recording pause mode. Press the button again to re-start
recording
• If you stay in PAUSE mode for more than 5 minutes, the VCR automatically switches to STOP mode to protect
the tape.
(7) Press the STOP button to finish recording.
• To watch one program while recording
another
(1) Once you have set the VCR for recording, press the VCR/TV button.
The VCR indicator disappears.
Now, you will be viewing through your TV only.
(2) Switch channels using your TV controls or the VCR remote, if it's programmed to control your TV (see
page 52).
Notes:
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VCRI and you'll see the pr0gram you are recording.
if you
".'re hooked Up With an audio/vide0 Cabiei Switch the TV from AUX or VIDEO mode back tO the TV mode,
then select the channels you want to watch, as described in Step (2). Switch TV back to AUX or VIDEO to monitor
your recording.
• To change the channel being recorded
(1) Press the PAUSE button to stop the recording temporarily.
(2) Press the CH (A/_E)
button or number buttons to change the channel to the one you prefer.
(3) Press the PAUSE button to continue recording.
Automatic Indexing
Your VCR will automatically create an invisible "INDEX" mark every time you press the REC button while
recording. During playback, the Index Search feature will let you move through a tape that has several recordings
on it by searching for the "INDEX" mark. See Page 35, "Jump to an Index Mark with INDEX".
• To record a Second Audio Program (SAP)
Som stations transmit a Second Audio Program - such as in a second language.
the SA indicator will display on your TV screen.
If a station broadcasts in SAP,
You can set the VCR to record a second audio program by activating the SAP option.
How to set the SAP option.
(1) Press the GUIDE button.
(2) Pressthe (2)buttonto selecttheVCRSETUPoperation.
(3) Pressthe (6)buttonto setthe SAPoptionsto "ON".
(4) Press the (5) button to set the STEREO/MONO
option to "STEREO".
(5) Press the GUIDE button to end the setting.
(6) Follow the Step (1) through (5) on "Basic Recording Steps" on pages 37 and 38.
• Stereo vs. mono sound
When you select the STEREO option in the initial setup operation, your VCR records in stereo any station that
broadcasts stereo sounds. When a TV channel broadcasts in stereo, you'll see a stereo indicator on the TV
screen.
Set to MONO if the stereo signal is weak and the sound is too "noisy".
I Note: When you select MONO, sound is recorded as mono even when a Channel broadcasts in stereo.
• Using the Instant Recording
Timer (IRT)
The Instant Recording Timer (REC/IRT button on the VCR) will let you make a simplified timer recording without
having to use the programming timer. In order to set the IRT properly the clock must be set before starting.
1 Follow the steps 1 through 5 on "Basic recording steps" on pages 38 and 39.
2 Press the REC/IRT button twice to indicate the recording time on the display.
• You may increase the recording time by 30 minutes each time you press the REC!IRT button.
• While you are recording, the remaining recording time is shown on the VCR display.
• At the end of your recording, the display will read "0:00", recording will stop automatically, and the VCR will turn
itself off.
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To stop recording while in the IRT mode:
1 Press the POWER button.
2 Press the STOP button within 10 seconds.
• This can be done either on the VCR or with the remote control.
Note:The
cassette safety tab must be in place in order to record.
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With the delayed recording feature, you can set this VCR so that it automatically turns on and records programs
whenever you like - without your being around! You can record a program one time only, or you can automatically
record a show every weekday or every week at the same time. You can preset as many as 8 timed recordings at
once.
Recording is even easier when have set up your channels for the VCR Plus+ system. Learn the basics of delayed
recording in this section. Then read about the VCR Plus+ system beginning on page 46.
• Before you begin
Assemble the information you need for timed recording:
• Be sure that the clock is set to the correct time
• Date and day of the program
• Starting time
• Ending time
• Channel to be recorded
• Blank or erasable videocassette (safety tab intact)
Delayed Recording Steps
You set up the delayed recording using the on-screen Easy Guide System.
1 Insert blank or erasable tape.
The power comes on automatically and the tape indicator lights on the display.
• If a cassette without its safety tab is inserted, playback starts automatically and timed record won't operate.
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Or, if you are hooked up with an audio/video cable, set the TV to AUX or VIDEO.
3 Press the PROGRAM button twice for delayed recording.
• Press the PROGRAM button once, the screen for VCR PLUS+ programming of the timer will appear.
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ONE TIME
Records one show at a particular date and time.
DAILY
Records a show at the same time every day of the week, Monday through Friday.
WEEKLY
Records a show at the same day and time every week.
EXAMPLE: Set the VCR to record "one time", a program on Channel 8 that starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 6:30
PM on 7/10/97, at the EP recording speed.
4 Press the (1) button to bring up the screen for One Time Recording
Note: Remember to press 0 before single-digit channel numbers, times, and dates.
• If you want to record from an external equipment, press the AVX button to select LINE instead of the channel
number.
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• If you make a mistake when entering digits, press the CLEAR button repeatedly to display "-" for the incorrect
digit, then reenter the correct digit
6 Enter the start time by pressing (0), (6), (O) and (0) for 6:00.
Pressthe (2)button for
PM.
8 Enter the end time by pressing (0), (6), (3) and (0) for 6:30.
The VCR automatically selects PM for you.
9 Enter the recording date by pressing (0), (7), (1) and (0) for 7/10/97.
Remote Control Illustration
10 Press the (5) button to select the recording speed EP.
11 Press the PROGRAM button to set the program in memory.
12 Pressthe POWERbutton to turn off the VCR.
The delayed recording indicator will display on the VCR.
This tells you that the VCR will automatically record at the times and dates you have programmed.
• If you are using a cable box, you must select the channel you want to record on the cable box (in this case 08);
and turn on the cable box.
Note: You can correct any item entered as long as you go by pressing the CLEAR button repeatedly until the digit
to be corrected changes to white dash "-" on the screen. Then enter the correct number. Illogical times and
dates won't be acceoted.
To stop recording while in the timed recording mode:
(1) Press POWER button.
(2) Press the STOP button within 10 seconds.
• This can be done either on the VCR or with the remote control.
When you have set up all the timed recordings you want:
• Don't forget to load a videocassette (with the safety tab still attached) to record on.
• If using a cable box the VCR can control, turn on the cable box before the time the recording is to begin.
• If using a cable box the VCR cannot control, turn on the cable box and tune it to the channel you want to record
before the time the recording is to begin.
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About the VCR Plus+ system
This handy feature makes timed recording a snap. You don't need to enter the specific channel, date, time or
duration of a program. All you enter is its PlusCode programming number - a number of up to eight digits. This
special code is easy to find in your favorite TV program guide or daily newspaper. Here's a sample page from TV
Guide showing PlusCode numbers next to each program.
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Your local channels may be different from the VCR Plus+ channel codes. To get ready to record with the VCR
Plus+ system you need to assign your local broadcast and cable channel numbers to the VCR Plus+ channel
codes already stored in your VCR's memory. This is called channel setup and you do it using the on-screen Easy
Guide System and the following step-by-step instructions. Then you will be ready to begin VCR Plus+ recording,
also using the on-screen Easy Guide System.
VCR Plus+ and PlusCode are trademarks of Gemstar Development corp.
• Channel setup
Before you begin
1 Look for a listing like this one in your local TV program guide or Sunday newspaper TV section. Notice the
small numbers to the right of the station name.
These are the VCR Plus+ channel numbers that you will use in the channel setup procedure.
2 Make a list of the VCR Plus+ channel numbers and the channel numbers you are receiving them on. If there
are any difference, YOUR channel numbers must be assigned to the corresponding VCR Plus+ number. (See
Example)
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Note in the example that the channel numbers are the same except for 20 (received on channel 8) and 42
(received on channel 38). These two channels must be assigned.
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This setup should be performed if you are using an Antenna or Cable without a cable box. (Hookups [A], [B], [C]
or [D].) If you receive all your channels through a cable box (Hookups [E], [F] or [G]) please refer to page 26
"cable box setup" in "First Time Setup" section.
• VCR Plus+ setup - Channel setup
The following shows the procedure you should perform when you are receiving the Cable News Network (channel
42,with the VCR Plus+ system) on channel 38.
Example
VCR Plus+ Channel Number
42
Channel Number You Receive
38
Matching Broadcast CH Numbers to VCR Plus+ Channels for Home Antenna or Cable (No Cable Box) Setup
(Hookups [A], [B], [C] or [D].)
(1) Turn on the TV and select the Video channel (3 or 4).
Or, if you are hooked u :)with a audio/video cable, set the TV to AUX or VIDEO.
(2) Press the GUIDE button.
The main on-screen menu wilt appear on the TV screen.
(3) Press the (4) button to select CHANNEL PRESET.
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A small arrow points to a blank "- -" in the CHANNEL column.
Note: If your broadcast channel number is the same as the VCR Plus+ Channel in your TV listing do not enter
any number.
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(6) Press the number buttons to assign your broadcast channel number to the corresponding VCR Plus+
channel.
In this example broadcast channel 38 is assigned to VCR Plus+ channel 42.
I Note: If you enter a Wrongdigitl Press the CLEAR button to erase the wrong number and enter- the Correct onel
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(7) Repeat steps (5) - (6) for all channels that need to be assigned.
(8) Press the GUIDE button to end, the setup procedure.
You are ready to begin delayed recording with the VCR plus+ system.
• Using the VCR Plus+ system to record a program
screen)
(by using TV
(1) Insert a blank or erasable tape.
The power comes on automatically and the tape indicator lights on the display.
• When a cassette without its safety tab is inserted, playback starts automatically and VCR Plus+ recording won't
operate.
(2) Press the PROGRAM button to select VCR PLUS+ RECORDING.
(3) Press the number buttons to enter the PlusCode number of the program you want to record.
Notei This number Can be Up to eight digits. If You enter a wrong digitl press the CLEAR button and enter the
c0rrect 0nel
(4) Press the PROGRAM button to store the PlusCode number in the VCR's memory.
Types of Delayed Recordings
ONE TIME
Records one show at a particular date and time.
DAILY Records a show at the same time every day of the week, Monday through Friday.
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Note: !f yoU accidentally enter a nonexistent PlusCode numberl the VCR gives you an error message that
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(5) Press the number buttons
(1), (2) or (3) to select ONE TIME, DAILY or WEEKLY RECORDING.
I Note: Programming does not take effect Untess you select One of these options.
(6) Press the (5) button to choose recording speed SP (standard play) or EP (extended play).
The screen will display all the details of the program you chose. Check the CH number to make sure it is the eight
one. If not, you need to check your VCR Plus+ channel setup again.
(7) Review the screen to be sure everything is set as you want, then press the PROGRAM button to
complete your programming or continue with additional programs.
(8) Press the POWER button to turn off the VCR.
The delayed recording indicator wilt display on the VCR. This tells you that the VCR will automatically record at
the times and dates you have programmed.
When you have set up all the timed recordings you want:
• Don't forget to load a videocassette (With the safety tab still attached) to record on.
• If using a cable box the VCR can control, turn on the cable box before the time the recording is to begin. Please
refer to "Cable Box Setup", on Page 26 in the "First Time Setup" section.
Important:
Your timed recording settings take effect when you turn off the power on the VCR.
Caution of VCR Plus+ Recording
After entering a PlusCode number, check the information displayed with the "PROGRAM REVIEW". If there is
(are) any unnecessary program(s), please cancel or correct it (them). Please refer to Page 52, "Reviewing what
you have programmed".
• Using the VCR Plus+ system to record a program
display)
(by using VCR's
You can use the VCR Plus+ system to program the timer, observing the VCR's display, without turning on the
power to the VCR and TV.
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a one-time recording.
IiTo Stop programmingl press the POWER button to turn the VCR power 0n.
(1) Insert a blank or erasable tape.
The power comes on automatically and the tape, indicator lights on the display.
• When a cassette without its safety tab is inserted playback, starts automatically and VCR Plus+ recording won't
operate.
(2) Press the POWER button to turn off the VCR.
(3) The clock display switches to the indication shown on the right.
If eight programs have already been stored in memory, "FULL" will appear in the VCR's display.
(4) Press the number
buttons to enter the PlusCode
number of the program
you want to record.
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c0rrect 0he:
(5) Press the number buttons to enter the PlusCode number in the VCR's memory.
The start time and channel will appear. Check the details of the program. • If "Err" appears, check the PlusCode
of the program and try to enter it again.
(6) Press the PROGRAM button to complete your programming or continue with additional programs.
The delayed recording indicator will display on the VCR.
This tells you that the VCR will automatically record at the times and dates you have programmed.
When you have set up all the timed recordings you want:
• Don't forget to load a videocassette (with the safety tab still attached) to record on.
• If using a cable box the VCR can control, turn on the cable box before the time the recording is to begin. Please
refer to "Cable Box Setup", on Page 26 in the "First Time Setup" section.
Important:
Your timed recording settings take effect when you turn off the power on the VCR.
Caution of VCR Plus+ Recording
After entering a PlusCode number, check the information displayed with the "PROGRAM REVIEW". If there is
(are) any unnecessary, program(s), please cancel or correct it (them). Please refer to Page 52, "Reviewing what
you have programmed".
To go into the recording mode:
1. Press the POWER button to turn the VCR on.
2. Turn on TV and select the video channel (3 or 4).
3. Press the DISPLAY button.
4. Press the (5) button to switch the recording mode.
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• Reviewing
what you have programmed
You can look back over any of the recordings you have preset and if you need to, clear out any of the programs.
Normal programs will automatically once recording is complete, but daily and weekly setting must be cleared out
manually.
(1) Press the GUIDE button.
The main on-screen menu will appear on the TV screen.
(2) Press the (1) button for the PROGRAM REVIEW option.
This brings up the screen setting for the first program.
If you want to clear this program, press the CLEAR button to remove this program.
(3) Keep pressing the (1) button to cycle through all the programs you have preset.
• The screen wilt display the next program, if there are more, or it will switch back to the main menu.
(4) Press the GUIDE button to end.
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The VCR remote control can be programmed to control many TV brands that are remote controlled.
1 Turn on the TV.
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3 Press and hold the "TV" button.
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4 Press the remote button corresponding to your TV brand as shown in the set-up chart. The TV channel
will change to confirm that the remote control has been set.
Hitachi
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6
Panasonic 1
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Zenith
2
Toshiba
7
Mitsubishi
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JVC
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Magnavox
4
Panasonic 2
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RCA
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Note: If your TV brand is not listed on the Set-Up Chartl try all the buttons liSted in the Chart Until the TV changes
Channel& if theTV Channel does not Changel You won,t be abie to program the rem0te for your TV.
Using the VCR remote
to control
1 Press the "TV" button on remote control.
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2 Point VCR remote control toward TV.
3 Press buttons corresponding to the functions available on your TV remote control.
• Hookup
When your VCR is connected to a stereo system, you can:
• Make high quality "audio only" recordings for up to 6 hours (on a T-120 video cassette tape).
• Receive quality stereo sound from your VCR through your stereo system.
• Use the VCR as an extra audio tape deck for dubbing.
Hook-up Illustration.
• To record
from stereo
BEFORE YOU BEGIN...
• Make sure the VCR is connected to your stereo system, as shown above.
• Make sure that "STEREO" audio is selected from the VCR Set-Up Menu, as shown on page 41, of
"RECORDING OPERATIONS" section, "Stereo vs. mono sound".
• Select VCR recording speed (SP or EP) as shown on page 38, of "RECORDING OPERATIONS" section,
"Basic recording steps".
1 Press the AVX button on remote control, so that L1 (line) appears on the display.
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2 Turn on the stereo, and start the selection you wish to record.
3 Press the REC/IRT button on VCR or REC button on the remote control to start recording.
4 Press the STOP button to stop recording.
• Hookup
You may use your VCR to copy tapes from any camcorder onto standard VHS cassette tapes.
Note: If your camc0rde r is not stere ° (has 0n!y One aud io plug), connect it into the AUDIO !N_L input On the back
of the VCR.
* It is not necessary to connect the S-VIDEO jack
Camcorder Hook-up Illustration.
• To copy from a camcorder
BEFORE YOU BEGIN...
Connect
the camcorder's
AV output cable to the audio/video
jacks on the back of your VCR.
1 Press the AVX button twice on remote control, to display L2 (line) on the TV display.
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2 Press the REC, then PAUSE buttons on the VCR remote control. The VCR will go into Record/Pause.
3 Press the PLAY button0n
the camcorder. You will see the camcorder tape being played on the TV.
4 When you see the part of the Camcorder tape you wish to copy, press the PAUSE button again to
release pause and start copying the camcorder tape.
• Press the STOP button to finish recording.
• Hookup
If you have two VCRs, you may use one VCR to record a tape that is being played back in the other VCR.
VCR to VCR Hook-up Illustration (Rear Panel & VCR Front Panel Illustration)
• To copy from one VCR to another VCR
1 Press the AVX button on the remote control of VCR-1 so that L1 (line) appears in the display.
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2 Press the REC, then PAUSE buttons on VCR-1. The VCR will go into Record/Pause.
3 Press the PLAY button on VCR-2. You will see the taped program being played on the TV.
4 When you see the part of the program you wish to record, press the PAUSE button on VCR-1 again to
release pause and start recording.
• Press the STOP button to finish recording.
• Problem guide
No power
Remote control doesn't
work
Won't record
Won't play back
Won't make timer
recordings
Snowy picture in playback
Snowy picture in normal
TV viewing
Clock shows --:-Erratic VCR display
• Make sure the VCR is plugged into an AC outlet.
• Make sure the batteries are fresh, and properly
installed.
• Safety tab has been removed from cassette (VCR
will
automatically eject the tape).
• Make sure the TVNCR switch is set to the VCR
mode.
• Make sure the TV is set to the VCR channel (3 or
4) or AUX (if
using direct audio/video hookup).
• The VCR power must be turned off to activate
timer recording.
• Clock is not set correctly.
• Programs entered incorrectly.
• Programs exceed the length of the cassette. Use
the EP
recording speed for maximum programming.
• Safety tab has been removed from cassette.
• Snow or picture noise is normal during search,
still, and slow
Playback.
• Head cleaning may be required.
• Tape is worn or of inferior quality - adjust tracking
controls.
• Check antenna or cable connections.
• Power has been interrupted - reset the clock.
• Reset the clock.
• Push the reset switch with a sharp pointed
instrument (pen, toothpick, etc.).
• Maintenance
Regular periodic maintenance is required to maintain optimum VCR performance. Such maintenance and
adjustments should not be attempted by the user. Please consult your service dealer for further information.
Auto Head Cleaning System
This system cleans the video heads automatically when a cassette is inserted and ejected or the VCR is turned
on or off while a cassette is in the VCR, to prevent dirt from accumulating on the heads.
To_
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to_
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bud
Note: Mechanical sound is heard during head cleaning.
NOTE: Dirt accumulation on the video heads will cause the playback picture to become noisy. The VCR may
require the video heads to be professionally
cleaned by a qualified service dealer.
• Technical
Format:
Video Signal System:
Record/Playback System:
Tape Speed:
RF Input:
Tuner:
Type:
Power Input:
Power Consumption:
Cabinet Size:
specifications
VHS
NTSC color EIA standard
Video: 4 head
Audio: VHS Hi-Fi stereo record /
playback system
33.35 mm/sec (SP), 16.67 mm/sec (LP)
(playback only), 11.12 mm/sec (EP)
UHF!VHS 75 ohm
USA: 181 channel tuning ability* (125
cable channels)
Canada: 178 channel tuning ability* (122
cable channels)
Auto programming frequency synthesis
AC 120V 60 Hz
22W nominal
14-15/16" (W) x 3-11/16" (H) x
10-11!16" (D)
38.0 cm (W) x 9.3 cm (H) x 27.5 cm
(D)
Weight:
7.7 Ibs. (3.5 kg)
-4°F to 131°F
Storage Temperature:
Operating Temperature: 41 °F to 104OF
Accessories:
1 coaxial cable (Part No. EW10251)
1 remote control unit (Part No.
HL16991),
2 AA batteries
* Check your cable company's compatibility requirements.
For information about how to obtain these and other HITACHI accessories, please call HiTRON, Inc. TOLL FREE
at 1-800-995-4500 (in the continental United States). For ALASKA and HAWAII, please contact the nearest
Hitachi Regional Office.
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
Hitachi Service Hotline
Authorized Hitachi service facilities are available throughout the US and Canada. For the location nearest to you,
call the Hitachi Service Hotline at one of these numbers:
In the continental U.S.A
DIAL TOLL FREE
7 days a week, 24 hours a day
1-800-HITACHI
(1-866-448-2244)
You must state your zip code when calling
In Canada
MONTREAL
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
514-956-9882
905-821-4545
604-214-0777
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