3-864-945-11 (1)
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
PAL NTSC
SLV-K877TK
©1998 by Sony Corporation
GB
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
The mains lead must only be changed at a
qualified service shop.
Precautions
Safety
• This unit operates on 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60
Hz. Check that the unit’s operating voltage
is identical with your local power supply.
• If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the
unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• The unit is not disconnected from the mains
as long as it is connected to the mains, even
if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the unit from the mains if you do
not intend to use it for an extended period of
time. To disconnect the lead, pull it out by
the plug, never by the lead.
Installing
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat buildup.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs,
blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
draperies) that may block the ventilation
slots.
• Do not install the unit near heat sources
such as radiators or air ducts, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration or shock.
• Do not install the unit in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
• Keep the unit and cassettes away from
equipment with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to
a warm location, moisture may condense
inside the VCR and cause damage to the
video head and tape. When you first install
the unit, or when you move it from a cold to
a warm location, wait for about one hour
before operating the unit.
2GB
Introduction
Caution
Television programmes, films, video tapes and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such material may
be contrary to the provisions of the copyright
laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television
transmitter and/or programme owner.
Compatible colour systems
• This VCR is designed to record and play
back using the PAL (B/G and D/K),
MESECAM (B/G and D/K), and NTSC
colour systems.
• Recording of video sources based on other
colour systems cannot be guaranteed.
Table of contents
Getting Started
Step 1: Unpacking
Step 2: Setting up the remote commander
Step 3: Connecting the VCR
Step 4: Tuning your TV to the VCR
Step 5: Setting up the VCR with EASY SET UP
Manual setup —
Selecting a language, Presetting channels, Setting up G-CODE*,
Changing/disabling programme positions, Setting the clock
Basic Operations
27 Playing a tape
31 Recording TV programmes
34 Recording TV programmes using
G-CODE
37 Setting the timer manually
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5
6
8
10
13
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EN
Editing
60 Connecting to a VCR or stereo
system
61 Basic editing
62 Audio dubbing
Additional Information
Additional Operations
40 Playing/searching at various
speeds
42 Recording TV programmes using
the quick timer
43 Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings
44 Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
46 Karaoke sing-along
55 Searching with the AMS or index
function
57 Enjoying the surround sound
(Virtual Sound)
58 Adjusting the picture
59 Changing menu options
65
68
69
75
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Index to parts and controls
Index
* G-CODE is a trademark applied for by Gemstar Development Corp. G-CODE system is
manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
Introduction
3 GB
Getting Started
Step 1
Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the VCR:
• Remote commander
• Audio/video cable (3-phono to
3-phono)
• R6 (size AA) batteries
• Microphone
• Aerial cable
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Step 2
Setting up the remote commander
Inserting the batteries
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Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by
matching the + and – on the batteries
to the diagram inside the battery
compartment.
Using the remote commander
You can use this remote
commander to operate this
VCR and a Sony TV. Buttons on
the remote commander marked
with a dot (•) can be used to
operate your Sony TV.
Remote sensor
TV␣ ␣ /␣ ␣ VIDEO
To operate
Set TV / VIDEO to
the VCR
VIDEO and point at the remote sensor on the VCR
a Sony TV
TV and point at the remote sensor on the TV
Notes
• The TV/VIDEO button selects an input source of the TV from aerial in or line in.
The button does not control this VCR.
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to six months.
• If you do not use the remote commander for an extended period of time, remove
the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not mix different types of batteries.
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Step 3
Connecting the VCR
AERIAL OUT
AERIAL IN
Mains lead
to mains
: Signal flow
1
Aerial cable
(supplied)
Disconnect the aerial cable from your
TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on the
rear panel of the VCR.
AERIAL IN
AERIAL
OUT
IN
2
3
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Getting Started
Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and
the aerial input of your TV using the
supplied aerial cable.
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
AERIAL
OUT
IN
Additional connections
If you want to use the Trinitron TV
Synchro Play function (see page 30), this
connection is necessary. (If your TV has
two or more inputs, connect the audio/
video cable to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks.)
LINE-1 OUT
LINE IN
Audio/video cable
Getting Started
To a TV that has phono type audio/
video input jacks
This additional connection improves
picture and sound quality. Connect the
TV as shown on the right.
To a stereo system
You can improve sound quality by
connecting a stereo system as shown on
the right.
LINE-1 OUT
AUDIO
LINE IN
Audio cable (not supplied)
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Step 4
Tuning your TV to the VCR
If you have connected your VCR to the TV using the audio/video cable, skip
this step.
ON/STANDBY
RF CH SET
1
2
ON/STANDBY
RF CH
SET
PROGRAM +/–
Press ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR.
Press RF CH SET on the VCR with a ball-point pen, etc.
The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window.
The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV.
RF
3
Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the VCR
picture.
This channel will now be referred to as the video channel.
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4
RF CH
SET
Press RF CH SET.
The TV system indicator appears in the display window.
RF
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Press PROGRAM +/– to select the desired TV system.
PROGRAM
5
If your TV system is
Select
B/G
G
D/K
K
Tune the TV to the same channel as that
shown in the display window so that
the picture on the right appears on the
TV screen.
SONY VIDEO CASSETTE
RECORDER
Refer to your TV manual for tuning
instructions.
If the picture does not appear clearly,
see “To obtain a clear picture from the
VCR” below.
6
RF CH
SET
Press RF CH SET.
You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. From now on, whenever
you want to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel.
To check to see if the TV tuning is correct
Set the TV to the video channel and press PROGRAM +/– on the VCR. If
the TV screen changes to a different programme each time you press
PROGRAM +/–, the TV tuning is correct.
To obtain a clear picture from the VCR
If the picture does not appear clearly in step 5 above, press PROGRAM +/–
in step 5, so that another RF channel appears. Then tune the TV to the new
RF channel until a clear picture appears.
Note
• If you set the wrong TV system, you may have no sound or sound may be distorted
(noisy sound).
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9 GB
Step 5
Setting up the
VCR with EASY
SET UP
Before using the VCR for the first time,
set up the VCR using the EASY SET UP
function. With this function, you can set
the language for the on-screen display,
TV channels, guide channels for
G-CODE, and the VCR clock, guided by
the sequence indicated on the TV screen.
1
2
3
•
u
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
EASY SET UP
Press u to turn on the VCR.
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
EASY
SET UP
Press EASY SET UP on the VCR with a
ball-point pen, etc.
To cancel the EASY SET UP function, press
EASY SET UP again.
4
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to select the desired
language, then press EXECUTE.
The TV SYSTEM menu appears.
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
LANGUAGE /
• ENGLISH
SELECT : [ V v ]
NEXT
: [ EXECUTE ]
CANCEL : [ EASY SET UP ]
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
TV SYSTEM
•B /G
D/K
• EXECUTE
SELECT
NEXT
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: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
5
• CURSOR
• EXECUTE
Press CURSOR >/. to select either B/G
or D/K, whichever is applicable in your
area, then press EXECUTE.
The VCR starts searching for all the
receivable channels.
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
AUTO TUNER PRESET
CH 4 2
B/G
PLEASE WAIT
When all the channels are preset, the
following screen appears.
6
• CURSOR
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
–––
2
–––
9
–
3
–––
12
–
–––
4
27
–
–––
5
56
–
: [Vv]
SELECT
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
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During presetting, the channel being
located is displayed on the screen.
Using CURSOR >/./?// set the G-CODE guide channels,
change the programme positions of the stations, and disable the
unused programme positions. (If not necessary, skip this step.)
The setting procedures are the same as those described in “Manual
setup — Setting up G-CODE” on page 19 and ”Manual setup —
Changing/disabling programme positions” on page 22.
7
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
The CLOCK SET menu appears.
8
• CURSOR
Set the date and time using CURSOR
>/./?//. The setting procedures are
the same as those described in “Manual
setup—Setting the clock” on page 25.
EASY SET UP
1–2–3–4–5
CLOCK SET
2 5 . 1 0 . 1 9 9 7 SAT 1 5 : 3 0
SELECT
SET
END
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
continued
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Step 5 : Setting up the VCR with EASY SET UP (continued)
9
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
A programme position appears on the TV
screen.
Note
• Do not exit EASY SET UP while the VCR is presetting channels. If you do, repeat
EASY SET UP from the beginning.
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1
Manual setup —
Selecting a
language
You can change the on-screen display
language from the one you selected with
the EASY SET UP function.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
0
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to LANGUAGE and
press EXECUTE.
LANGUAGE /
• ENGLISH
• CURSOR
SELECT
END
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to select the desired
language, then press EXECUTE.
LANGUAGE /
ENGLISH
•
• EXECUTE
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
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Manual setup —
Presetting
channels
First, we recommend that you preset the
receivable channels in your area using
EASY SET UP or using automatic
presetting below. Then, if some channels
could not be preset automatically, you
can preset them manually; if there are
any unwanted channels among the
preset ones, you can disable the
channels.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Presetting all receivable channels automatically
If you have preset the channels using the EASY SET UP procedure, skip this
procedure.
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to TUNER PRESET
and press EXECUTE.
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
• EXECUTE
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PROG1
TUNER PRESET
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
2
• ON
OFF
2
• CURSOR
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (z) to NORMAL/CATV, then select
NORM.
To preset CATV channels, select CATV.
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
• CURSOR
• EXECUTE
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to AUTO PRESET, then press
EXECUTE.
All receivable channels are preset in
numerical sequence. When no more
receivable channels can be found,
presetting stops and the picture from the
lowest numbered channel is displayed on
the TV screen.
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
2
• ON
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
4
PROG1
TUNER PRESET
PROG1
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
2
• ON
OFF
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3
Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor ( z ) to SYSTEM, then select either
B/G or D/K, whichever is applicable in
your area. If SYSTEM is set to the wrong
position, the sound will be distorted or
noisy.
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
PROG1
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
2
• ON
OFF
PLEASE WAIT
continued
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Manual setup –– Presetting channels (continued)
Presetting channels
manually
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
PROG+/–
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to TUNER PRESET
and press EXECUTE.
• CURSOR
PROG10
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
3
• ON
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (z) to NORMAL/CATV, then select
NORM.
To preset CATV channels, select CATV.
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to CHANNEL SET.
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•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
3
• ON
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
PROG10
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
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PROG10
TUNER PRESET
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
3
• ON
OFF
4
• PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Selected programme
position
TUNER PRESET
PROG14
SELECT
SET
5
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR / repeatedly until the
channel you want is displayed.
Pressing CURSOR ? goes back to the
previous channels.
The channels are scanned in the following
order:
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
3
• ON
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
PROG14
TUNER PRESET
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
OFF
4
• ON
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SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
Channel coverage
System B/G
System D/K
VHF
NZ1-NZ11, E2-E12
R1-R12, C1-C12
UHF
E21-E69
R21-R60, C13-C56
CATV
(TV distribution)
S1-S41, S01-S05
__
If you know the number of the channel you want, press the
programme number buttons. For example, for channel 5, first press
“0” and then press “5.”
6
• CURSOR
If the TV sound is distorted or noisy, press
CURSOR >/./?// to move the
cursor (z) to SYSTEM, then select either
B/G or D/K, whichever is applicable in
your area.
PROG14
TUNER PRESET
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
4
• ON
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
continued
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Manual setup — Presetting channels (continued)
7
8
To allocate another channel to another programme position, repeat
steps 4 and 5.
Press EXECUTE.
• EXECUTE
Disabling unwanted programme positions
After tuning the TV channels, you can disable unused programme positions.
The disabled positions will be skipped later when you press the PROG +/–
buttons.
You can also disable unwanted programme positions using the SET UP CH
AND G-CODE menu (see page 24).
1
In step 5 above, press programme number button “0” twice to display
the number “0” beside CHANNEL SET.
2
Press EXECUTE.
If the picture is not clear
Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) function automatically tunes in
channels clearly. If, however, the picture is not clear, you may also use the
manual tuning function.
1
Press PROG +/– to select the programme number for which you cannot
obtain a clear picture.
2
3
Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press EXECUTE.
Select FINE TUNING. The fine tuning meter appears.
PROG14
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SET
4
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
4
• ON
OFF
: [ Bb ]
Press CURSOR ?// to get a clearer picture, then press EXECUTE.
Note that the AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting switches to OFF.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
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Getting Started
Manual setup —
Setting up
G-CODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
• If you want to record satellite
broadcasts using G-CODE, see page
21.
Getting Started
G-CODE is a feature in Sony VCRs that
simplifies programming the VCR to
make timer recordings. To use G-CODE,
each programme position needs to be
matched with its G-CODE guide
channel. To get the guide channel
numbers, look in the programme guide
for your area that features G-CODE
numbers.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
0
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
• EXECUTE
The preset channels are displayed on the
screen.
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to the row on which you want to set
the guide channel.
2
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 50, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly.
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
–––
2
–––
9
–
3
–––
12
–
–––
4
27
–
–––
5
56
–
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
–––
2
–––
9
–
3
–––
12
–
–––
4
27
–
–––
5
56
–
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
continued
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Manual setup –– Setting up G-CODE (continued)
3
• CURSOR
4
• CURSOR
5
• CURSOR
6
Press CURSOR / twice to select the
guide channel column.
Press CURSOR >/. to select the guide
channel number assigned in the
programme guide.
Press CURSOR ?// to confirm the
setting.
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
1
3
–
2
9
–
3
12
–
4
27
–
5
56
–
SELECT GUIDE CH
GUIDE CH
–––
–––
[ ––– ]
–––
–––
: [Vv]
CONFIRM
: [Bb]
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
1
3
–
2
9
–
3
12
–
4
27
–
5
56
–
SELECT GUIDE CH
GUIDE CH
–––
–––
[
6]
–––
–––
: [Vv]
CONFIRM
: [Bb]
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
–––
2
–––
9
–
3
6
12
–
4
27
–
–––
5
56
–
–––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
To set the guide channel of another station, repeat steps 2 to 5.
If you want to change the programme positions of the stations,
proceed to step 2 of “Manual setup –– Changing/disabling
programme positions” on page 22.
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• EXECUTE
Getting Started
Press EXECUTE.
Setting up G-CODE for satellite broadcasts
When your satellite tuner is connected via the AERIAL IN connector, first
you have to set the programme position for each satellite channel using the
TUNER PRESET menu. Then set the guide channel number for each satellite
channel using the SET UP CH AND G-CODE menu.
1
2
3
Turn on the satellite tuner.
4
Select CHANNEL SET, then press CURSOR /
to tune the VCR to the satellite tuner.
Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press EXECUTE.
Press PROG +/– to select a programme position you want to use for
watching a satellite channel.
The channel number displayed beside
CHANNEL SET is used for receiving all
satellite broadcasts from the satellite tuner.
5
PROG6
TUNER PRESET
SYSTEM
NORMAL / CATV
AUTO PRESET
CHANNEL SET
AFT
FINE TUNING
SELECT
SET
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If your satellite tuner is connected via the LINE-1 IN jacks, you don’t have to
set programme positions nor guide channel numbers for satellite channels.
Skip the following operations.
•B /G D /K
• NORM CATV
6
• ON
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
Press PROG +/– to select another programme position for another
satellite channel, and press the programme number buttons to enter the
same channel number as the one displayed in step 4.
Repeat this step for all satellite channels.
6
Set the guide channel number for each programme position assigned to
the satellite channel, following the procedures in “Manual setup ––
Setting up G-CODE” on page 19.
Notes
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
• If you inadvertently entered a guide channel number, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly to reset the ”GUIDE CH” column to ”---.” ”---” appears between 1 and
255.
• The VCR does not allow entering the guide channel number, if the same number
has been set.
• If you use a satellite tuner connected via the LINE-1 IN jacks, you don’t have to
setup G-CODE. Just record a satellite programme using G-CODE, and the VCR
automatically records the programme from the LINE-1 IN jacks.
• When you record a satellite broadcast using G-CODE, you need to select the desired
channel on the satellite tuner manually.
Getting Started
21 GB
Manual setup ––
Changing/
disabling
programme
positions
After setting the channels and G-CODE
guide channels, you can change the
programme positions as you like. If any
programme positions are unused or
contain unwanted channels, you can
disable them.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
Changing programme positions
e.g. Moving the programme position from 4 to 1
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
16
2
2
9
–
3
6
12
–
4
27
–
12
5
56
–
–––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
• EXECUTE
2
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to the row on which you want to
change the programme position, then
press CURSOR /.
To display other pages for programme
positions 6 to 50, press CURSOR >/.
repeatedly.
22GB
Getting Started
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
1
3
2
9
3
12
[ 27
4
5
56
SELECT
SET GUIDE CH
CONFIRM
–
–
–
–
–
GUIDE CH
16
2
6
12 ]
–––
: [Vv]
: [b]
: [B]
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. until the selected
channel and guide channel row moves to
the desired programme position.
4
PROG CH
27
1
2
3
3
9
4
12
5
56
SELECT
SET GUIDE CH
CONFIRM
–
–
–
–
–
GUIDE
12
16
2
6
–––
: [Vv]
: [b]
: [B]
CH
Getting Started
The selected channel and guide channel
are inserted at the new programme
position and the intermediate channels are
displaced to fill the gap.
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
Press CURSOR ? to confirm the setting.
• CURSOR
5
6
To change the programme position of another station, repeat steps 2
to 4.
• EXECUTE
Press EXECUTE.
continued
Getting Started
23 GB
Manual setup –– Changing/disabling programme positions
(continued)
Disabling unwanted
programme positions
Note
• Be sure to select the programme position
you want to disable correctly. If you
disable a programme position by mistake,
you need to reset that channel manually.
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to SET UP CH AND
G-CODE and press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
TIMER
CLEAR
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
3
–
16
1
2
9
–
2
6
12
–
3
27
–
12
4
56
–
–––
5
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
• EXECUTE
2
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR >/. to move the cursor
(z) to the row on which you want to
disable.
TIMER
• CLEAR
Press TIMER CLEAR.
The selected row will be cleared as shown
on the right.
4
5
24GB
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
16
2
2
9
–
3
6
12
–
4
27
–
12
5
56
–
–––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
SET UP CH AND G-CODE
PROG CH
GUIDE CH
1
3
–
16
2
9
2
–
–––
3
0
–
4
27
–
12
5
56
–
–––
SELECT
: [Vv]
MOVE PROG : [ b ]
ERASE PROG : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for any other programme positions you want
to disable.
• EXECUTE
Getting Started
Press EXECUTE.
Manual setup —
Setting the clock
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Getting Started
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
You must set the time and date on the
VCR to be able to use the timer
recording features properly. If you have
not set the VCR clock in the EASY SET
UP procedure, you need to set it
manually.
0
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
Press MENU, then press CURSOR >/. to
move the cursor (z) to CLOCK SET and
press EXECUTE.
When using the EASY SET UP procedure,
skip this step.
CLOCK SET
1 . 1 . 1 9 9 7 WED
SELECT
SET
END
0 : 00
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
• EXECUTE
2
Press CURSOR >/. to set the date.
• CURSOR
The day of the week is set automatically.
CLOCK SET
2 7 . 1 . 1 9 9 7 MON
SELECT
SET
END
3
• CURSOR
Press CURSOR / to select the month and
set the month using CURSOR >/..
0 : 00
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
CLOCK SET
2 5 . 1 0 . 1 9 9 7 SAT
SELECT
SET
END
0 : 00
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
continued
Getting Started
25 GB
Manual setup — Setting the clock (continued)
4
• CURSOR
Set the year, hour and minutes in
sequence, using CURSOR / to select the
item to be set, and CURSOR >/. to select
the digits.
CLOCK SET
2 5 . 1 0 . 1 9 9 7 SAT 1 5 : 0 0
SELECT
SET
END
5
• EXECUTE
: [ Bb ]
: [Vv]
: [ EXECUTE ]
Press EXECUTE to start the clock.
Tip
• To change the digits during setting, press CURSOR ? to return to the item to be
changed, and select the digits using CURSOR >/..
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
26GB
Getting Started
Basic Operations
Playing a tape
6 EJECT
EFFECT
1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
COUNTER
RESET
0
P PAUSE
3/# SEARCH
· PLAY
COLOR SYSTEM switch
) FF
p STOP
Basic Operations
TRINITRON TV
SYNCHRO
PLAY
0 REW
NTSC PB switch
1
2
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape.
The VCR turns on and starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
3
PLAY
Press · PLAY.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
continued
Basic Operations
27 GB
Playing a tape (continued)
Additional tasks
To
Press
Stop play
p STOP
Pause play
P PAUSE
Resume play after pause
P PAUSE or · PLAY
Search forward
) FF or # SEARCH during playback
Search backward
0 REW or 3 SEARCH during playback
Fast-forward the tape
) FF during stop
Rewind the tape
0 REW during stop
Eject the tape
6 EJECT
To set the colour system
If streaks appear during playback, set COLOR SYSTEM on the VCR to
conform to the system that the tape was recorded in. (When you select
AUTO, normally, the colour system is correctly set whenever the tape is
inserted.)
If your tape was recorded in
Set COLOR SYSTEM to
PAL
PAL/MESECAM
NTSC
NTSC
MESECAM
PAL/MESECAM
To play an NTSC-recorded tape␣
Set NTSC PB at the rear of the VCR according to the colour system of your
TV.
28GB
If your TV is
Set NTSC PB to
PAL
ON PAL TV
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 4.43
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 3.58
Basic Operations
To use the time counter
At the point on the tape that you want to find later, press COUNTER RESET.
The counter in the display window resets to “0H00M00S.” Search for the
point afterwards by referring to the counter.
H
M
S
To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
Basic Operations
Notes
• When you play back a tape recorded in the PAL or MESECAM colour system,
streaks may appear even if the COLOR SYSTEM switch is set to PAL/MESECAM.
If so, select the colour system, PAL or MESECAM in the PAL/MESECAM option of
the SET UP MENU. (For details, see page 59.)
• The counter resets to “0H00M00S” whenever a tape is reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion with no recording.
• If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL and NTSC systems, the time counter
reading will not be correct. This is due to the difference between the counting cycles
of the two video systems.
• Depending on your TV, the following may occur while playing an NTSC-recorded
tape:
– the picture is black and white,
– the picture shakes,
– no picture appears on the TV screen,
– black streaks appear horizontally on the TV screen,
– the colour density increases or decreases.
continued
Basic Operations
29 GB
Playing a tape (continued)
Turning on the VCR and TV, and starting playback
automatically (Trinitron TV Synchro Play)
You can only use this function if your TV is made by Sony (Trinitron TV).
How to connect to use this function
Connect the VCR and TV with the audio/video cable (see “To a TV that has
phono type audio/video input jacks” on page 7.) Be sure to connect the
audio/video cable to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks on the TV if the TV has two
inputs or more. The TV must be placed where it will respond to the remote
commander while you are pointing it at the VCR.
Operation
Make sure that the TV’s power is in standby mode.
Press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY and hold the remote commander in
place for about two seconds.
The VCR and TV turn on, and the TV is set to the video channel. If there is a
tape in the VCR, playback starts automatically.
Notes
• If the Trinitron TV Synchro Play function does not work properly:
– Wait a few moments, and press the button again.
– Replace both of the batteries with new ones, and press the button again.
Note that this function may not operate some Sony TVs because of the remote
commander’s signal limitations.
• Do not press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY while playing back a video tape. If
you do so, the TV’s input source will momentarily switch to the TV’s tuner.
30GB
Basic Operations
Recording TV
programmes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
r REC
PROG +/–
1
2
Basic Operations
TAPE SPEED
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
continued
Basic Operations
31 GB
Recording TV programmes (continued)
3
• PROG
Press PROG +/– to select the programme position you want to
record.
SP
4
TAPE
SPEED
Press TAPE SPEED to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
LP provides recording time twice as long as SP, however, SP
produces better picture and audio quality.
LP
5
REC
Press r REC to start recording.
To stop recording
Press p STOP.
To check the remaining tape length (except for NTSC recorded tapes)
Press DISPLAY. The white bar indicates the approximate length of tape
remaining.
S
E
0 : 00 : 22
32GB
Basic Operations
Remaining tape length
Time counter
To watch another TV programme while recording
1 If the TV is connected to the VCR using an audio/video cable, set the
TV to TV input. If the TV is connected to the VCR using only the aerial
cable, skip this step.
2
Select another programme position on the TV.
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the
safety tab as illustrated. To record on a tape
again, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Safety tab
To record NTSC colour system programmes
NTSC colour signals can be recorded on this VCR.
When playing back, the VCR automatically detects the tape speed.
Tips
• To select a programme position, you can use the programme number buttons on the
remote commander. For two-digit numbers, press the ? (ten’s digit) button
followed by the programme number buttons.
• You can select a video source from the LINE-1 IN or the LINE 2 IN jacks using the
INPUT SELECT button.
• The display appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the
information won’t be recorded on the tape.
• If you don’t want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV.
Basic Operations
For tape speed, select SP or EP in step 4.
EP provides recording time three times as long as SP, however, SP produces
better picture quality.
Notes
• When you play back a tape recorded in the PAL or MESECAM colour system,
streaks may appear even if the COLOR SYSTEM switch is set to PAL/MESECAM.
If so, select the colour system PAL or MESECAM in the PAL/MESECAM option of
the SET UP MENU. (For details, see page 59.)
• When the KARAOKE ON/OFF switch is set to ON, the VCR displays the karaoke
information (page 50).
Basic Operations
33 GB
Recording TV
programmes
using G-CODE
Just enter the programme’s G-CODE
number listed in the TV programme
guide. The date, times and programme
position of that programme are set
automatically. You can preset up to
eight programmes at a time.
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the total recording time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
1
G-CODE
Press G-CODE.
u
(on/standby)
TIMER CLEAR
G-CODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Programme
number
buttons
SET
0
TAPE SPEED
G-CODE
G-CODE No.
[ –– ––– –––– ]
SP / LP
[ SP ]
SET
: [0–9]
SP / LP : [ TAPE SPEED ]
34GB
Basic Operations
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
3
TAPE
SPEED
Press the programme number buttons to
enter the programme’s G-CODE number.
If you make a mistake, press TIMER
CLEAR and re-enter the correct number.
Press TAPE SPEED to select SP or LP.
G-CODE
G-CODE No.
[ 82 477 691– ]
• ONCE DAILY
SP / LP
[ SP ]
WEEKLY
SELECT : [ B b ]
CONFIRM : [ SET ]
CANCEL : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
G-CODE
G-CODE No.
[ 82 477 691– ]
• ONCE DAILY
SP / LP
[ LP ]
WEEKLY
SELECT : [ B b ]
CONFIRM : [ SET ]
CANCEL : [ TIMER CLEAR ]
4
• CURSOR
Select ONCE, DAILY or WEEKLY by using
CURSOR ?//, then press SET:
Select
Only once
ONCE
Everyday Monday to Friday
DAILY
Once a week
WEEKLY
G-CODE No.
SP / LP
[ 82 477 691– ]
[ LP ]
RECORDING TIME
DATE
START
STOP PROG
3 . 1 1 MON 2 0 : 0 0 2 2 : 0 0 5 8 LP
SET
CANCEL
: [ TIMER CLEAR ]
The date, start and stop times, programme position, and tape speed
appear on the TV screen.
Basic Operations
To record
G-CODE
If the information is not correct, press TIMER CLEAR to cancel the
setting.
5
6
To enter another setting, repeat steps 1 to 4.
•
Press u to turn off the VCR.
The TIMER indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
continued
Basic Operations
35 GB
Recording TV programmes using G-CODE (continued)
To record satellite broadcasts
If you connect the satellite tuner and the VCR, you can record satellite
programmes.
1
2
Turn on the satellite tuner.
3
4
Follow the steps on pages 34 and 35.
On the satellite tuner, select the satellite programme for which you wish
to make a timer setting.
Keep the satellite tuner turned on until the VCR finishes recording the
satellite programme for which you have made a timer setting.
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press u. The TIMER
indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press u to reset
the VCR after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings.
Watch another TV programme.
Tips
• To cancel the procedure, press G-CODE before pressing SET.
• To record NTSC signals, set the tape speed to SP or EP. To set the EP mode, press
TAPE SPEED to display “LP” in the tape speed position.
Note
• If the VCR beeps repeatedly, this means that:
– The G-CODE number is incorrect.
– ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY was selected incorrectly. You cannot select DAILY or
WEEKLY for a programme that airs more than seven days ahead.
36GB
Basic Operations
Setting the timer
manually
u
(on/standby)
The VCR automatically starts and stops
recording TV programmes. You can
preset up to eight programmes at a time.
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the
correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place. Make sure the tape is longer
than the total recording time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT
SELECT
Basic Operations
1
• MENU
• CURSOR
Press MENU and select TIMER SET/
CHECK, then press EXECUTE.
TIMER SET / CHECK
DATE
START
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
2 5 . 1 0 SAT
STOP PROG
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
• EXECUTE
continued
Basic Operations
37 GB
Setting the timer manually (continued)
2
Set the date, start and stop times,
programme position, and tape speed:
• CURSOR
1 Press CURSOR / to select each item in
turn.
2 Press CURSOR >/. to set each item.
To correct a setting, press CURSOR ? to
return to that setting and reset.
TIMER SET / CHECK
DATE
START
1 9 . 11WED – : – –
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
–– . –
– : ––
2 5 . 1 0 SAT
STOP PROG
– : – – – – SP
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
– : –– –– –
To record the same programme every day or the same day every
week, press CURSOR . while the date is flashing. For details, see
“Daily/weekly recording” below.
To record from a source connected to the LINE-1 IN or the LINE 2
IN jacks, press INPUT SELECT to display “L1” or “L2” in the
“PROG” position.
3
Press CURSOR / to confirm the setting.
• CURSOR
4
5
To enter another setting, move the cursor to the next line and repeat
step 2.
Press EXECUTE.
• EXECUTE
Press u to turn off the VCR.
•
The TIMER indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
To record from other equipment, leave the connected equipment
switched on.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Daily/weekly recording
In step 2 above, press CURSOR . to select the recording pattern. Each time
you press CURSOR ., the indication changes as shown below. Press
CURSOR > to change the indication in reverse order.
the current date n SUN-SAT n MON-SAT n MON-FRI n EVERY SAT .....
n EVERY MON n EVERY SUN n 1 month later n (dates count down)
n the current date
38GB
Basic Operations
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press u. The TIMER
indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press u to reset
the VCR after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings.
Watch another TV programme.
Tips
• To set the programme position, you can also use the PROG +/– or programme
number buttons.
• To set the tape speed, you can also use the TAPE SPEED button.
• To record NTSC signals, set the tape speed to SP or EP. To set the EP mode, display
“LP” in the tape speed position.
Note
• “TIMER” flashes in the display window when you press u with no tape inserted.
Basic Operations
Basic Operations
39 GB
Additional Operations
Playing/searching
at various speeds
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
& SLOW
3/#
SEARCH
· PLAY
) FF
0 REW
Playback options
Operation
Fast-forward/rewind
During stop, press ) FF or 0 REW.
View the picture during fastforward or rewind
During fast-forward, hold ) FF down. During rewind,
hold 0 REW down.
Play at high speed
During playback or pause, press # SEARCH or 3
SEARCH. To change direction, press the other one.
Play in slow motion for
two minutes
During playback or pause, press & SLOW.
Rewind to the beginning
of a tape and start play
During stop, hold 0 REW down on the VCR, and press
· PLAY on the VCR.
To resume normal playback
Press · PLAY.
40GB
Additional Operations
Using the CLICK SHUTTLE
ring
With the CLICK SHUTTLE ring on
the VCR you can operate a variety
of playback options.
CLICK SHUTTLE ring
During playback or pause, turn the CLICK SHUTTLE ring clockwise or
counterclockwise. Each change in the CLICK SHUTTLE ring position
changes the playback mode, and the corresponding mark appears on the TV
screen for a few seconds in the following way if the on-screen display
function is on.
Playback mode
Normal speed
Double speed
High speed
X2
Mark on the TV
screen
Slow motion
pause
Slow motion in
reverse
High speed in
reverse
Double speed in
reverse
Normal speed in
reverse
–X2
–X1
Tip
• Adjust the picture using TRACKING +/– on the VCR if:
– streaks appear while playing in slow motion.
– bands appear at the top or bottom while pausing.
– the picture shakes while pausing.
Notes
• The playback sound is muted during these operations.
• In the LP mode, noise may appear or there may be no colour.
• If the playback mode mark doesn’t appear on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
• The playback mode mark may shake while playing or searching at various speeds.
Additional Operations
41 GB
Recording TV
programmes
using the quick
timer
QUICK TIMER
After starting recording in the normal way, you can have the VCR stop
recording automatically after a specified duration.
1
While recording, press QUICK TIMER on the VCR once.
2
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes.
0:00
0:30
1:00
10:30
11:00
The duration decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops
recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set to the new duration.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Tip
• You can also set the quick timer and start recording during the stop mode.
42GB
Additional Operations
Checking/
changing/
cancelling timer
settings
u
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
TIMER CLEAR
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
1
2
Press u to turn on the VCR.
Press MENU, then select TIMER SET/CHECK:
• If you want to change a setting, go on to the
next step.
• If you do not need to change the settings,
press EXECUTE, then turn off the VCR to
return to recording standby.
3
TIMER SET / CHECK 2 5 . 1 0 SAT
DATE
START
STOP PROG
2 . 11 SUN 7 : 0 0
8 : 00
6 SP
4 . 11 TUE 2 1 : 0 0
0 : 0 0 5 0 LP
MON – SAT
1 2 : 1 2 1 3 : 0 0 2 7 LP
0 : 0 0 L 1 SP
EVERY SUN 2 3 : 0 0
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
–– . –
– : ––
– : –– –– –
Press CURSOR >/. to select the setting you want to change or cancel:
• To change the setting, press CURSOR ?// to select the item you
want to change, and press CURSOR >/. to reset it. Then, press
CURSOR / repeatedly until the cursor (z) appears at the beginning
of the line.
• To cancel the setting, press TIMER CLEAR.
4
Press EXECUTE.
If any settings remain, turn off the VCR to return to recording standby.
When the timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the second programme
starts recording only after the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the programme listed first in the menu
has priority.
Programme 1
20 seconds
Programme 2
Will be cut off
Programme 1
20 seconds will be cut off
Programme 2
Additional Operations
43 GB
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
In ZWEITON (German stereo) system
This VCR automatically receives and records stereo and bilingual
programmes based on the ZWEITON system. When a stereo or bilingual
programme is received, the STEREO indicator appears in the display
window.
To select bilingual sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
MAIN
L
Sub
SUB
R
Main and sub
MAIN/SUB
L, R
STEREO
Selecting the sound during playback
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Stereo programme
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo
STEREO
L, R
STEREO
Left channel
LCH
L
Right channel
RCH
R
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
* Usually the mixed sound of the left and right channels
44GB
Additional Operations
Bilingual programme
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
MAIN
L
Sub
SUB
R
Main and sub
MAIN/SUB
L, R
STEREO
Standard sound*
No indicator
No indicator
* Usually the main sound (monaural)
To check audio channel and sound level
You can check the audio channel and sound level visually with the
indicators in the display window.
6
3
0
-3
- 10
L
dB
Sound level indicator
R
Right channel indicator
Left channel indicator
How sound is recorded on a video tape
The VCR records sound onto two separate tracks. Hi-fi audio is recorded
onto the main track along with the picture. Monaural sound is recorded
onto the normal audio track along the edge of the tape.
Stereo
Usually mixed left/
right channels
Normal audio track
(monaural)
Bilingual
Usually main sound
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound (left/
right channels)
Main (left channel)
Sub (right channel)
Notes
• To play a tape in stereo, you must use the AUDIO OUT connections.
• When you play a tape recorded in monaural, the sound is heard in monaural
regardless of the AUDIO MONITOR setting.
• If the AUDIO MONITOR button does not function, check that AUDIO MIX in the
SET UP MENU is set to OFF.
Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing-along
You can sing along with a karaoke
videotape, a TV broadcast, or music
played back on equipment connected to
the LINE IN jacks on the VCR. You can
sing duets if you use an extra
microphone (not supplied).
Singing along with karaoke
video tapes
Before you start...
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Connect the supplied microphone to
the MIC IN 1 jack and its control plug
to the CONTROL jack. To sing duets,
connect an optional microphone to the
MIC IN 2 jack.
1
MIC VOL 1/2
ECHO
KARAOKE
ON/OFF
CONTROL
CONTROL
plug
· PLAY
MIC IN 1/2
Microphone
(supplied)
Set KARAOKE ON/OFF to ON.
“KARAOKE MODE WELCOME TO THE Sony KARAOKE WORLD”
appears on the TV screen.
2
Insert a karaoke video tape.
The VCR starts playing automatically if you insert a tape with its safety
tab removed.
3
Press · PLAY.
If you want to playback a specific song, see “Searching with the AMS or
index function” on page 55.
4
Switch the microphone on.
Now you can enjoy singing karaoke.
To adjust the microphone volume
Turn the MIC VOL 1 control for the microphone connected to MIC IN 1.
Turn the MIC VOL 2 control for the microphone connected to MIC IN 2.
Setting the MIC VOL 1 and/or 2 control(s) to the centre position provides
the best microphone volume.
To control the echo effect
Turn the ECHO control. This adjusts both microphones’ echo effect to the
same level. To get the best effect, adjust the microphone volume to a slightly
higher level than the music volume.
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Additional Operations
Tip
• When you sing along with TV broadcasts or music played back on equipment
connected to the LINE IN jacks on the VCR, play the music source and follow steps
1 and 4.
Notes
• If the sound is reproduced through a stereo amplifier, turn down the volume of
amplifier before operation.
• If streaks appear during playback, select the colour system that the tape was
recorded in (see “To set the colour system” on page 28).
• If feedback occurs, turn down the microphone or TV volume, or move the
microphone away from the speakers.
Using the supplied microphone
You can control some of the VCR’s karaoke functions with the microphone.
1 CHOI button
Press and hold to rewind the tape while
viewing the picture.
2 ˜/n buttons
Change the pitch in Key Control mode
(page 50).
Set the harmony interval in Self Duet
mode (page 51).
3 KEY/S.D./OFF selector
Select KEY or S.D. to switch the
microphone on in the Key Control mode
or the Self Duet mode. Select OFF to
switch the microphone off.
Note
• The ˜/n buttons and KEY/S.D. button on the microphone may not operate with
other VCRs.
continued
Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing-along (continued)
Playing a tape in a
programmed order
(Karaoke Program)
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
>/./?//
You can sing songs in the order you
want.
Before you start...
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Select the search mode, AMS or
INDEX in the SET UP KARAOKE
menu. For details, see “Selecting the
AMS or index function” on page 55.
K. PROG
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Number
buttons
0
1
Insert a tape and set KARAOKE ON/OFF on
the VCR to ON.
2
Press K. PROG.
3
Press the number buttons to select up to ten
songs in the order you want.
For single-digit numbers, first press “0”
then the song number. To correct a song
number, press CURSOR ? to return to
that number and reset it.
4
KARAOKE PROGRAM
AMS
PLAY No – –
• –– b –– b –– b –– b ––
b –– b –– b –– b –– b ––
SELECT
SET
: [0–9]
: [ EXECUTE ]
KARAOKE PROGRAM
AMS
PLAY No – –
14 b 8 b 2 b –– b ––
b –– b –– b –– b –– b ––
SELECT
SET
: [0–9]
: [ EXECUTE ]
Press EXECUTE.
The tape automatically rewinds to the beginning, and playback starts in
the order you selected. While the VCR searches for a song, the song
number flashes in the display window.
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Additional Operations
To stop playing
Press p STOP.
To change the programme order
Press p STOP and repeat steps 2 through 4 above.
Tip
• You can also select the KARAOKE PROGRAM menu by pressing MENU and
CURSOR >/..
Notes
• If you set KARAOKE ON/OFF to OFF, the list settings are cleared.
• When you turn off the VCR, the VCR exits the KARAOKE PROGRAM mode.
• When you press =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX while in Karaoke Program
mode, the VCR does not search beyond the current song, but rewinds the tape to
the beginning of the song being played back, or fast-forwards to the next song.
When the VCR exits KARAOKE PROGRAM mode, =/+ SEARCH AMS/
INDEX returns to its normal function. (See “Searching with the AMS or index
function” on page 55.)
• If you press CHOI on the microphone and rewind past the beginning of the current
song, the selected song order may not be played correctly.
Displaying the karaoke information
Press DISPLAY when the KARAOKE ON/OFF switch is set to ON. The
karaoke information appears on the TV screen. If you press DISPLAY once
more, the remaining tape length and time counter will also appear.
To turn off the display, press DISPLAY again.
Key control
indication
Self Duet
indication
KEY 0
DUET OFF
HI SCORE – –
SCORE – –
S
E
0 : 00 : 22
Score indication
Remaining tape length
Time counter
continued
Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing-along (continued)
Changing the pitch (Key Control)
While you are singing, you can
change the pitch of the song to
match your vocal range.
KEY CONTROL ˜/n
Press KEY CONTROL ˜ or n repeatedly to set the pitch you want.
KEY
You can change the pitch of the song in half tone intervals.
To
Press
Range
Display window
Raise the pitch
n (sharp)
8 half tones
“n1” to “n8”
Lower the pitch
˜ (flat)
8 half tones
“˜1” to “˜8”
To return to the original pitch
Press KEY CONTROL ˜ or n repeatedly until “0” appears in the display
window.
Tip
• You can also change the pitch with the supplied microphone.
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Additional Operations
Adding harmony (Self Duet)
You can sing duets by yourself.
The VCR creates a harmony voice
at the interval you want.
SELF DUET ˜/n
Press SELF DUET ˜/n to select a high or low harmony voice.
S . D.
To
Press
Display window
Add a high harmony
n (sharp)
“S.D.n”
Add a low harmony
˜ (flat)
“S.D.˜”
To cancel the Self Duet
Press SELF DUET ˜/n again.
Tip
• You can also change the pitch with the supplied microphone.
continued
Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing-along (continued)
Reducing the playback vocals (Karaoke Pon)
This function reduces the vocals on
played back music sources. You can
use hi-fi stereo music sources for
karaoke.
Set KARAOKE MODE to
KARAOKE PON.
KARAOKE MODE
The singer’s voice is reduced.
To cancel Karaoke Pon
Set KARAOKE MODE to OFF.
Note
• Karaoke Pon does not work with the following tapes:
– Tapes on which different vocal sounds are recorded on the left and right
channels, such as a duet
– Monaural recorded tapes
– Tapes on which sound sources are recorded with strong echo effects and/or
chorus-effects
Backing up your singing (Vocal Assist)
This VCR can assist your singing in
case you forget the lyrics while you
are singing. The VCR fills in the
vocal for you automatically if you
stop singing into the microphone.
Use karaoke stereo hi-fi tapes which
have the accompaniment music on
the left channel and the
accompaniment plus vocal on the
right channel.
KARAOKE MODE
Set KARAOKE MODE to VOCAL ASSIST.
To cancel Vocal Assist
Set KARAOKE MODE to OFF.
Note
• Vocal Assist does not work with the following tapes:
– Hi-fi tapes on which the same sound is recorded on the left and right channels
– Monaural recorded tapes
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Additional Operations
Grading your singing
As an extra challenge, the VCR can
grade your singing.
SCORE
1
Start singing and press SCORE.
“SCORE” appears on the TV screen, and the VCR starts analysing your
singing.
2
Press SCORE again after singing for more than
one minute.
HI SCORE 9 9
SCORE 8 5
Your score appears on the TV screen for five
seconds. The highest score (HI SCORE) is
saved, and is indicated above your present
score.
To score automatically (Auto Score)
The VCR automatically scores each song in order
during Karaoke Program. Press MENU and select
SET UP KARAOKE, then set AUTO SCORE to
ON.
Each time a song ends, the score appears for five
seconds.
To set the score level
This VCR has two different score levels. To set the
score level, press MENU and select SET UP
KARAOKE. Then set SCORE LEVEL to HIGH for
easy grading or LOW for strict grading.
SET UP KARAOKE
SEARCH MODE
SCORE LEVEL
AUTO SCORE
SELECT
SET
• AMS INDEX
• HIGH LOW
• ON
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
SET UP KARAOKE
SEARCH MODE
SCORE LEVEL
AUTO SCORE
SELECT
SET
• AMS INDEX
• HIGH LOW
• ON
OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
Tips
• The highest possible score is 99 points.
• To display your score on the TV screen again, press DISPLAY.
• The highest score is cleared each time you set the KARAOKE ON/OFF switch to
OFF.
Note
• The grading is not absolute. Please use this function for your own amusement.
continued
Additional Operations
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Karaoke sing-along (continued)
Competing for the
loudest voice
The VCR measures and displays
the loudness of the voice
numerically when you shout into
the microphone.
1
SHOUT
Press SHOUT.
“SHOUT” appears in the display window (English on-screen display
only) and the VCR starts a countdown on the TV screen.
2
Shout into the microphone when the VCR counts down to 0.
While you are shouting, the highest score (MAX LEVEL) and your
current shout level are displayed on the TV screen with a level meter.
Below the level meter, a bar appears every second to show the changes
in your shout level.
After five seconds, the measurement is
complete and the highest score (MAX
LEVEL) and your score (YOUR LEVEL)
appear.
MAX LEVEL 23
YOUR LEVEL IS 33
Tips
• To exit SHOUT mode, press SHOUT again.
• The highest score (MAX LEVEL) is cleared each time you set the KARAOKE ON/
OFF switch to OFF.
Note
• Adjust the MIC VOL control to the centre position and turn down the TV volume.
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Additional Operations
Searching with
the AMS or index
function
MENU
EXECUTE
CURSOR
You can search for the start of a specific
passage or scene. There are two ways
for automatic searching depending on
the way the tape was recorded.
>/./?//
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
=/+
SEARCH
AMS/INDEX
Selecting the AMS or index function
The AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) function is mainly for karaoke tapes. It
searches for blank spaces (of at least four seconds) between recorded signals
on the sound track of a tape. Use this function to search an indexincompatible tape. If you are not sure of the way the tape was recorded, try
AMS first.
The index function is for indexed tapes like the tapes recorded with this
VCR. The VCR marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each
recording begins. When you use commercially prerecorded tape, check the
packaging to see if the tape is index-compatible.
1
Press MENU and select SET UP KARAOKE,
then press EXECUTE.
2
Press CURSOR >/./?// to select
SEARCH MODE, then select either AMS or
INDEX.
3
Press EXECUTE.
SET UP KARAOKE
SEARCH MODE
SCORE LEVEL
AUTO SCORE
SELECT
SET
• AMS INDEX
• HIGH LOW
ON • OFF
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
continued
Additional Operations
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Searching with the AMS or index function (continued)
Searching with the AMS function
The VCR can search up to 99 blank spaces ahead of or behind the current
position.
1
2
3
Set KARAOKE ON/OFF on the VCR to ON.
Insert a tape into the VCR.
Press =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX
repeatedly to specify how many blank spaces
ahead or behind you want to search:
AMS
8
SEARCH
• To search ahead, press + SEARCH
AMS/INDEX.
• To search backwards, press =SEARCH
AMS/INDEX.
The VCR starts searching and the number of blank spaces on the TV
screen counts down to zero. Playback starts automatically from that
point.
To stop searching
Press p STOP.
Searching with the index function
The VCR can search up to 99 index signals ahead of or behind the current
position.
1
2
Insert an indexed tape into the VCR.
Press =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX
repeatedly to specify how many index
signals ahead or behind you want to search:
INDEX
SEARCH
8
• To search ahead, press + SEARCH
AMS/INDEX.
• To search backwards, press =SEARCH
AMS/INDEX.
The VCR starts searching and the index number on the TV screen
counts down to zero. Playback starts automatically from that point.
To stop searching
Press p STOP.
Notes
• No index signal will be added when recording starts from recording pause.
However, an index signal will be marked if you change the channel during
recording pause.
• The AMS function only works when the KARAOKE ON/OFF switch is set to ON.
• You cannot use the AMS function on tapes that have many blank spaces in a short
time span such as dramas and dialogues.
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Additional Operations
Enjoying the
surround sound
(Virtual Sound)
VIRTUAL SOUND switch
You can use the Virtual Sound function
to give stereo sources the surround
sound effect and monaural sources a
simulated stereo effect.
1
2
EFFECT button
WIDE/WARP indicators
Select the type of sound source with the VIRTUAL SOUND switch.
Select SURROUND when listening to a stereo source; select
SIMULATED STEREO for a monaural source.
Press EFFECT so the WIDE or WARP indicator lights up.
Virtual sound
Type
Effect
For
SURROUND (stereo)
WIDE
A sound effect that spreads out over a large area
WARP
A sound effect that totally envelopes you in sound
SIMULATED STEREO WIDE
(monaural)
WARP
A simulated stereo effect
A wide ranging simulated stereo effect
To cancel the Virtual Sound
Press EFFECT repeatedly until both WIDE/WARP indicators turn off.
Notes
• This function is available only when the tape sound is reproduced on a stereo TV
(or other stereo audio equipment). If the connected TV or other audio equipment is
monaural or simulated stereo, you cannot get a clear effect.
• We recommend that you do not use the surround effect function of this VCR and
that of the connected TV (or other audio equipment) at the same time. If you do so,
the function may not work properly because the effects overlap each other.
Additional Operations
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Adjusting the picture
Adjusting the tracking
Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape
(the tracking indicator
flashes in the display window, then goes off),
distortion may occur if the tape was recorded in poor condition. If so,
manually adjust the tracking.
Press TRACKING +/– on the VCR to display the
tracking meter. The distortion should disappear as
indicator
you press one of the two buttons (The
lights up). To resume automatic tracking
adjustment, eject the tape and reinsert it.
NORMAL TRACKING
Tracking meter
About Adaptive Picture Control (APC)
Adaptive Picture Control (APC) automatically
improves recording and playback quality by
adjusting the VCR to the condition of the video
heads and tape. To maintain better picture quality,
we recommend that you set APC to ON in the SET
UP MENU (with the APC indicator in the display
window lit).
SET UP MENU
• ON
OFF
BUZZER
AUDIO MIX
ON • OFF
HIFI AUDIO
STD • NICAM
APC
• ON
OFF
PAL/MESECAM
• AUTO
PAL
MESECAM
SELECT
SET
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
APC playback
The APC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental
tapes and tapes that were not recorded with APC.
APC recording
Whenever you insert a tape and start recording for the first time, the VCR
adjusts to the tape using the APC function (the APC indicator flashes
rapidly). This adjustment is retained until the tape is ejected.
To deactivate the APC
Press MENU and select SET UP MENU, then set APC to OFF. The APC
indicator in the display window goes off.
Note
• There is a delay of a few seconds before the VCR actually starts recording while the
VCR analyses the tape. To avoid the delay, first set the VCR to recording pause (the
APC indicator flashes slowly) and press r REC to have the VCR analyse the tape
(the APC indicator flashes rapidly). After the APC indicator stops flashing, press
P PAUSE to start recording immediately. If you want to start recording quickly
without using the APC function, first set the VCR to recording pause (the APC
indicator flashes slowly) and press P PAUSE to start recording.
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Additional Operations
Changing menu options
1
Press MENU, then select SET UP MENU.
SET UP MENU
OFF
BUZZER
• ON
AUDIO MIX
ON • OFF
APC
• ON
OFF
PAL/MESECAM
• AUTO
PAL
MESECAM
SELECT
SET
: [Vv]
: [ Bb ]
2
Press CURSOR >/. to select the option to change, then press CURSOR
?// to change the setting.
3
Press EXECUTE to return to the original screen.
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
Menu option
Set this option to
BUZZER
• ON to output a beep sound when all illogical operation is made.
• OFF to deactivate it.
AUDIO MIX
• ON to listen to the hi-fi and normal audio tracks at the same
time. The AUDIO MONITOR button will not function.
• OFF to listen to hi-fi and normal audio tracks separately. Select
the sound using the AUDIO MONITOR button.
For details, see page 62.
APC
• ON to switch on the APC (Adaptive Picture Control) function
and improve picture quality.
• OFF to switch off APC.
For details, see page 58.
PAL/MESECAM • AUTO to record/play back in the colour system selected
automatically. Normally, select AUTO.
• PAL to record/play back in the PAL colour system.
• MESECAM to record/play back in the MESECAM colour
system.
For details, see page 29.
Additional Operations
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Editing
Connecting to a VCR or stereo system
How to connect to record on this VCR
This VCR (Recorder)
TV
LINE 2 IN
Other VCR (Player)
LINE OUT
VMC-810MS audio/video cable
(not supplied)
: Signal flow
Tip
• You can also use the LINE-1 IN jacks instead.
Notes
• Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
• If the other VCR is a monaural type, connect the audio plug to the AUDIO L (white)
jack. The sound is recorded on both right and left channels. When connecting to
the AUDIO R (red) jack, the sound is recorded only on the right channel.
• If you connected this VCR to both the LINE IN and LINE OUT jacks of the other
VCR, select the input correctly to prevent a humming noise.
How to connect to a stereo system
Connect LINE 2 IN AUDIO on this VCR to the audio output jacks on the
stereo system, using the RK-C510KS audio cable (not supplied).
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Basic editing
P PAUSE
(when recording on this VCR)
Before you start editing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
commander to display “L2” (or “L1”)
in the display window.
• Press TAPE SPEED on the remote commander to select the tape speed
(SP or LP for the PAL system, and SP or EP for the NTSC system).
r REC
1
Insert a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other
(playback) VCR. Search for the point to start playback and set it to
playback pause.
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR.
Search for the point to start recording and press P PAUSE.
3
4
Press r REC on this VCR and set it to recording pause.
To start editing, press the P PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at the same
time.
To stop editing
Press the p STOP buttons on both VCRs.
Tips
• To edit more precisely, press the P PAUSE buttons on the VCRs to release pause.
• To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press P PAUSE on this VCR when an
unwanted scene begins. When it ends, press P PAUSE again to resume recording
(Assemble Editing).
• You can dub sound onto the normal audio track through a microphone while
editing. Set KARAOKE ON/OFF to ON before you start dubbing.
Note
• If you start recording following the procedure above, the VCR won’t start recording
with the APC function. To record a tape with the APC function, press r REC again
during recording pause in step 3 so that the VCR analyses the tape. Then when you
start recording in step 4, press P PAUSE after the APC indicator stops flashing. If
you press P PAUSE before the APC indicator stops flashing, the APC function is
cancelled.
Editing
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Audio dubbing
This feature lets you record over the
normal audio track. The monaural
sound previously recorded is replaced
while the original hi-fi sound remains
unchanged. Use this feature to add
commentary to a tape that you have
recorded with a camcorder. You can also
record your karaoke performances.
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
COUNTER
RESET
AUDIO DUB
P PAUSE
Audio dubbing from a
stereo system or other
external source
Before you start dubbing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT to display “L2” in the display window.
1
Insert a source tape into the stereo system (or the playback VCR).
Search for the point to start playback and set it to playback pause.
2
Insert a prerecorded tape into this (recording) VCR. Search for the end
of the section to be replaced and press P PAUSE.
Make sure that the tape has its safety tab in place.
3
Press COUNTER RESET on this VCR to reset the counter to
“0H00M00S.”
4
Rewind the prerecorded tape to the beginning of the section to be
replaced.
The VCR pauses.
5
Press AUDIO DUB.
The audio dubbing indicator
6
appears in the display window.
To start editing, press the P PAUSE buttons on this VCR and the stereo
system (or other VCR) at the same time.
When the counter reaches “0H00M00S,” audio dubbing stops
automatically.
To stop while recording
Press the p STOP buttons on this VCR and the stereo system (or other VCR).
To listen to both the hi-fi and normal audio
Set AUDIO MIX to ON in the SET UP MENU (page 59). Use this feature to
listen to dubbed audio over the original hi-fi audio. When AUDIO MIX is
set to ON, the AUDIO MONITOR button does not function. Remember to
reset AUDIO MIX to OFF after playing the tape.
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Editing
To listen to the dubbed sound (normal audio)
Press AUDIO MONITOR until the “L,” “R,” and “STEREO” indicators go off
in the display window.
Audio dubbing from the microphone
Using the microphone, you can add songs or narration on a recorded
tape. Sound from the microphone is mixed with the original hi-fi sound
and recorded on the normal audio track.
Before you start dubbing
• Connect the microphone(s) to the MIC IN 1 and/or 2 jack(s), and turn
on the microphone(s).
P PAUSE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
COUNTER
RESET
0
KARAOKE ON/OFF
MIC IN 1/2
AUDIO DUB
Microphone
1
2
Set KARAOKE ON/OFF to ON.
Insert the prerecorded tape into the VCR. Search for the end of the
section to be replaced and press P PAUSE.
Make sure that the tape has its safety tab in place.
3
4
Press COUNTER RESET to reset the counter to “0H00M00S.”
Rewind the prerecorded tape to the beginning of the section to be
replaced.
The VCR pauses.
5
Press AUDIO DUB.
The audio dubbing indicator
6
appears in the display window.
To start editing, press P PAUSE to start dubbing and sing or speak into
the microphone.
When the counter reaches “0H00M00S,” audio dubbing stops
automatically.
continued
Editing
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Audio dubbing (continued)
To stop while recording
Press p STOP.
To listen to the dubbed sound
Press AUDIO MONITOR until the “L,” “R,” and “STEREO” indicators go off
in the display window.
To record sound from the microphone mixed with an external source
If you connect equipment such as a laser disc player to this VCR’s LINE 2 IN
jacks, you can record while singing along to a karaoke LD. Be sure to press
INPUT SELECT to display “L2” before starting recording. The mixed sound
is recorded on the normal audio track, and the sound input from the LINE 2
IN jacks is recorded on the hi-fi audio track.
Tip
• When dubbing from the microphone, you can use the functions of echo effect, Key
Control, and Self Duet.
Notes
• Do not dub on a tape recorded in LP mode. Audio noise may occur.
• Recording stops if you press COUNTER RESET while audio dubbing.
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Editing
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Remedy
The ON/STANDBY switch
does not function.
• Connect the mains lead to mains securely.
The power is turned on but the
VCR does not operate.
• Moisture condensation occurs. Turn the power off,
unplug the mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for
over one hour.
The clock has stopped and
“–:– –” lights in the display
window.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than an hour. Reset the clock (and
timer).
The playback picture does not
appear on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are
using a monitor, set it to video input.
The picture is not clear.
• Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons.
• Make sure the colour system is correctly set to the
system that the tape was recorded in.
• The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video
heads using the Sony T-25CLD, E-25CLDR, or T25CLW video head cleaning cassette. If these cleaning
cassettes are not available in your area, have the heads
cleaned at your nearest Sony service facility (a
standard service fee will be charged). Do not use a
commercially available liquid-type cleaning cassette
other than Sony’s, as it may damage the video heads.
• The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult
your local Sony service facility for more information.
Playback
Clock
Power
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your
nearest Sony service facility.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
• Normal picture
• Rough picture
initial
• Unclear picture
• No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
terminal
continued
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Symptom
Remedy
The picture rolls vertically
during picture search.
• Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor.
The picture has no sound.
• The tape is defective. Use a new tape.
The sound is unstable or has an
echo.
• When you play a tape with the same sound recorded
on both the hi-fi and normal sound tracks, make sure
the AUDIO MIX option in the SET UP MENU is set to
OFF.
No TV programmes appear
on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are
using a monitor, set it to video input.
TV reception is poor.
• Adjust the TV aerial.
• Make sure SYSTEM, B/G or D/K in the TUNER
PRESET menu is set to the system in your area.
The tape starts playing as soon
as it is inserted.
• The safety tab has been removed. To record on this
tape, cover the tab hole.
The tape is ejected when you
press r REC.
• Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Nothing happens when you
press r REC.
• Make sure the tape is not at its end.
• Select the correct source. Select a programme position
with the PROG +/– buttons when recording TV
programmes; select “L1” or “L2” with the INPUT
SELECT button when recording from other equipment.
The timer does not operate.
•
•
•
•
•
Timer recording
Recording
Playback
Troubleshooting (continued)
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Additional Information
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a programme has been set for timer
recording.
• Make sure your timer settings have not already passed
the current time.
• Check that the satellite tuner is turned on.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than an hour. Reset the clock and timer.
Others
Symptom
Remedy
A tape cannot be inserted.
• Check that a tape isn’t already in the tape
compartment.
The remote commander does
not function.
• Make sure you are pointing the remote commander
at the remote sensor on the VCR.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote commander
with new ones if they are weak.
• Make sure the TV / VIDEO remote control switch
is set correctly.
The tracking indicator does not
appear on the screen.
• The recording condition of the tape is very poor
and tracking cannot be adjusted, or the NTSC
system is being used.
The VCR needs to be cleaned.
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a dry,
soft cloth, or a soft cloth slightly moistened with a
mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
The AMS function does not
work properly.
• The tape has too many blank spaces in a short time
span. Change PROGRAM MODE in the SET UP
KARAOKE menu from AMS to INDEX.
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Specifications
System
General
Channel coverage
VHF R1 to R12, E2 to E12, NZ1 to NZ11
UHF E21 to E69, R21 to R60
CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S41
RF output signal
UHF channels 21 to 69
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Power requirements
110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
28W
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Approx. 430 × 100 × 282 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 4.7 kg
Inputs and outputs
LINE-1 IN and LINE 2 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1 each)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (2 each)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
LINE-1 OUT and LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1 each)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jack (2 each)
Standard output: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
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Additional Information
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Audio/video cable (3-phono to 3-phono) (1)
Microphone (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Index to parts and controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Front panel
1 EASY SET UP button (10)
9 · PLAY button (27)
2 ON/STANDBY switch/indicator (8)
0 p STOP button (28, 32)
3 RF CH SET button (8)
!¡ r REC button (32, 61)
4 LINE 2 IN AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (60)
!™ CLICK SHUTTLE ring (41)
5 Tape compartment
!£ P PAUSE button (28, 61)
6 6 EJECT button (28)
!¢ LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks
7 0 REW button (28, 40)
!∞ Remote sensor (5)
8 ) FF button (28, 40)
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Front panel (continued)
1 SELF DUET ˜/n buttons (51)
8 MIC IN 1/2 jacks (46)
2 KEY CONTROL ˜/n buttons (50)
9 CONTROL jack (46)
3 SHOUT button (54)
0 KARAOKE MODE switch (52)
SCORE button (53)
4 ECHO control (46)
!™ VIRTUAL SOUND switch (57)
5 MIC VOL 1/2 controls (46)
EFFECT button (57)
6 PROGRAM/TRACKING +/–
buttons (9, 58)
WIDE/WARP indicators (57)
7 QUICK TIMER button (42)
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!¡ KARAOKE ON/OFF switch (46, 48)
Additional Information
!£ COLOR SYSTEM switch (27)
Display window
RF
TIMER
SP LP EP APC
G K
SCORE
SHOUT
6
3
0
-3
- 10
KEY S .D.
L
H
M
S
dB
R
STEREO
1 Tape speed indicator (32)
8 TV system indicator (9)
2 Tape indicator
9 SCORE/SHOUT indicator (53, 54)
3 REC indicator
!º Audio channel/sound level
indicator (45)
4 TIMER indicator (35, 38)
5 APC indicator (58)
6 RF indicator (8)
7
(Audio dub) indicator (62, 63)
(Tracking) indicator (58)
!¡ STEREO indicator (44)
!™ KEY/S.D./n/˜ indicators (50, 51)
!£ Time counter/clock/line/
programme position/pitch
adjustment indicator (29, 32, 50)
continued
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Rear panel
1 Mains lead (6)
4 AERIAL IN connector (6)
2 LINE-1 IN AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (60)
5 NTSC PB switch (28)
3 AERIAL OUT connector (6)
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Additional Information
6 LINE-1 OUT AUDIO L/R/VIDEO
jacks (7)
Remote commander
1 6␣ EJECT button (28)
2 TIMER CLEAR button (24, 35, 43)
3 K. PROG button (48)
4 SCORE button (53)
5 EFFECT button (57)
6 DISPLAY button (32)
1
2
3
7 COUNTER RESET button (29)
4
5
6
8 INPUT SELECT button (33, 37)
7
8
9
9 AUDIO DUB button (62)
0
!º r REC button (32)
!¡ TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY
button (30)
!™ TAPE SPEED button (32)
!£ & SLOW button (40)
!¢ 3/# SEARCH buttons (40)
!∞ 0 REW button (28, 40)
continued
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
!§ TV / VIDEO remote control switch
(5)
!¶ u␣ (on/standby) switch (10)
!• Menu buttons (10)
MENU button
CURSOR >/./?// buttons
EXECUTE button
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!ª AUDIO MONITOR button (44, 63)
@º TV/VIDEO button (for TV) (5)
@¡ G-CODE button (34)
@™ Programme number/? (ten’s
digit) buttons (33, 35)
@£ SET button (35)
@¢ VOL +/– buttons (for TV)
@∞ PROG +/– buttons (17, 31)
@§ =/+ SEARCH AMS/INDEX
buttons (55)
@¶ P␣ PAUSE button (28)
@• · PLAY button (27)
@ª ) FF button (28, 40)
#º p STOP button (28)
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Additional Information
Index
A, B
Accessories supplied 4
Adjusting
picture 18, 40, 58
tracking 40, 58
Aerial hookup 6
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 18
AMS searching 55
APC (Adaptive Picture
Control) 58
Audio dubbing 62
Audio track 45
AV connection 7
C
Cancelling timer settings 43
Changing timer settings 43
Cleaning the video
heads 65
Clock setting 25
Colour system
compatible colour
systems 2
setting 28
Connecting
to a stereo system 7
to a TV with an aerial
cable 6
to a TV with audio/
video jacks 7
Counter 29
D
Disabling programme
position 18, 24
Dubbing. See Editing
G
Q
G-CODE
recording 34
setting 19
Guide channel setting
up 19
Quick timer
H
Hi-fi audio track
45
I, J
Index searching 55
K
Karaoke sing along 46
competing for the
loudest voice 54
grading your
singing 53
Karaoke Pon 52
Karaoke Program 48
Key Control 50
Self Duet 51
Vocal Assist 52
L
Language selecting 13
LP mode 32
M
Monitoring
during playback 44
during recording 44
N, O
E, F
Normal audio track 45
NTSC-recorded tapes 28
EASY SET UP 10
Editing 60
EP mode 33
P
Picture adjustment. See
Adjusting
Playback 27
at various speeds 40
slow motion 40
Presetting channels 14
42
R
Recording 31
bilingual
programmes 44
saving 33
stereo programmes 44
using G-CODE 34
while watching another
programme 33
Remote commander 5
S
Safety tab 33
Searching
at various speeds 40
using the index/AMS
function 55
SP mode 32
T, U
Timer recording 37
cancelling timer
settings 43
changing timer
settings 43
checking timer
settings 43
daily/weekly
recording 38
overlapping timer
recordings 42
using G-CODE 34
Tracking adjustment. See
Adjusting
Trinitron TV Synchro
Play 30
V, W, X, Y
Virtual Sound 57
Z
ZWEITON broadcasts 44
Additional Information
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