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Video Cassette Recorder
VRZ220AT
VRZ250AT
Owner’s Manual
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Introduction 3
Welcome to your VCR owner’s manual.
This manual describes the VRZ220 and the VRZ250. The VRZ220 is a two-head, monaural (single sound
source) system, while the VRZ250 is a four-head, stereo system. The VRZ250 can play tapes in Slow
Motion and perform a Time Search; the VRZ220 can not. Otherwise, the two models are exactly the same.
In this manual, the VRZ250 is illustrated. (The VRZ220 has single AUDIO IN/OUT Jacks. Also, the VRZ220
remote control does not have the SLOW button and the TIME SEARCH button. Otherwise, the VRZ220
looks exactly like the VRZ250.)
This manual has seven sections: Setting Up Your VCR; Description of Controls; Basic Operations;
Recording; Playing; Stereo Features; and Information You May Need. The instructions explain all of the
VCR’s features, which are listed below. You cannot hurt your VCR by trying the features!
So read on – and relax.
Features
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Automatic Channel Setup
Automatic Head Cleaner
Automatic Operation Features
Automatic Tracking Adjustment
Daylight-Saving Time
Display Panel
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System (VRZ250 only)
High Quality (HQ) System
MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) System (VRZ250 only)
On-Screen Displays in English or Spanish
One-Touch Recording
Real-Time Counter
Repeat Play
Special Effects Playback: Forward and Reverse Searching; Still;
Slow Motion (VRZ250 only)
• Time Search (VRZ250 only)
• Timer Recording
Safety Precautions
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
this equipment to rain or moisture.
Federal Communications Commission Warning: Any
unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment
void the user’s authority to operate it.
Helpful Hint
This VCR is equipped with a High Quality (HQ) system and is
compatible with existing Video Home System (VHS) equipment.
Philips Consumer Electronics Company recommends that you use
only video cassette tapes that have been tested and inspected for
use in two, four, six, and eight hour VCRs, and which are labeled
with the
mark. The use of tapes that have not been inspected
for use in two, four, six, and eight hour VCRs may result in poor
picture quality and excessive deposits on the video heads, which
may not be covered by the warranty if damage occurs.
Note to the Cable TV System Installer: This reminder is
provided to call the Cable TV system installer’s attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code, which provides
guidelines for proper grounding – in particular, specifying that the
cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as possible.
Copyright 1998 Philips Consumer Electronics Company. All rights
reserved.
• Your new product and its packaging
contain materials that can be recycled and reused. Specialized companies can recycle your product to
increase the amount of reusable
materials and to minimize the
amount that needs to be properly
disposed.
Your product uses batteries that
should not be thrown away when
depleted but should be disposed of
as small chemical waste.
Please find out about the local regulations on disposal of your old product, batteries, and packaging whenever you replace existing equipment.
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4 Table of Contents
Setting Up Your VCR
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Before Using Your VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Hookups Without a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
Hookups With a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9
Hookups With a Stereo TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Turning on Your VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Automatic Channel Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-14
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Daylight-Saving Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Language Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Description of Controls
Remote Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19
On-Screen Status Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
VCR Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Basic Operations
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Recording
Recording One Channel/Watching Another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
One-Touch Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-31
Rerecording (Tape Duplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Playing
Repeat Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Time Search (VRZ250 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Real-Time Counter Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Special Effects Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Automatic Operation Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Stereo Features (VRZ250 only)
Multi-Channel Television Sound System (VRZ250 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System (VRZ250 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41
Information You May Need
Helpful Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Supplied Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
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Before Using Your VCR 5
Removing the Plastic Cover from the Front Panel
A thin, plastic cover may protect the front panel of your VCR.
Before using the VCR, lift a corner of the plastic, then peel it off.
1
Putting Batteries in the Remote Control
1
Remove the battery compartment lid on the bottom of the
remote control by sliding it in the direction of the arrow.
2
2
Place two AA batteries inside the battery compartment
with their + and – ends aligned as indicated.
3
3
Replace the battery compartment lid.
Using the Remote Control
●
●
Point the remote control at the VCR’s remote sensor (see page
22) when using the remote control to operate the VCR.
Do not put objects between the remote control and the VCR.
Erasure Prevention
Video cassette tapes have record tabs to ensure that recordings
are not accidentally erased.
1
2
To prevent erasure, break off the tab with a screwdriver.
1
2
To record again, cover the hole with cellophane tape.
VCR maintenance
●
●
●
Use only tapes with the
mark.
Remove any light adhesive stick-on notes from the video cassette tape before putting the tape in the VCR. Removable
labels can jam the VCR.
Periodic maintenance is required to maintain your VCR’s excellent performance. This VCR has an Automatic Head Cleaner.
However, the video heads will require replacement eventually.
Only an authorized service center should perform this service.
Helpful Hints
• Do not mix alkaline and manganese batteries.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
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6 Hookups Without a Cable Box / Direct Broadcast System
The basic VCR/TV connection – antenna/cable to VCR to TV – is shown below. If you have a
Cable Box or a Direct Broadcast System, please see pages eight-nine. If you have a Stereo
TV, please see page 10. After you hook up the VCR, go to page 11 to turn on the VCR.
(The VRZ250 is illustrated here. The VRZ220 has single AUDIO IN/OUT Jacks.)
1
Disconnect the antenna or cable from your TV.
Antenna
Indoor/Outdoor
(300 ohm)
75V
ANT
CAB /
LE
75V
ANT /
CABLE
OR
ANTENNA IN
Jack
(on back of TV)
Cable
(75 ohm)
2
Connect the antenna or cable to the ANT(enna) IN Jack of your VCR.
Back of VCR
Antenna
Indoor/Outdoor
(300 ohm)
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
IN
OUT
R
OUT
VIDEO
ANT
AUDIO
OUT
IN
L
IN
OUT
OR
R
OUT
VIDEO
Cable
(75 ohm)
OUT
IN
CH3
CH4
IN
CH3
CH4
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Hookups Without a Cable Box / Direct Broadcast System (cont’d) 7
3
Connect the RF coaxial cable (supplied) to the OUT Jack on the back of the
VCR and to the ANTENNA IN Jack on the TV. (You may use either a snap-on
type (supplied) or screw-on type of coaxial cable, whichever you prefer.)
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
IN
OUT
Antenna
or Cable
R
OUT
VIDEO
ANT
AUDIO
OUT
IN
CH3
CH4
IN
75V
ANT
CAB /
LE
L
IN
OUT
75V
ANT /
CABLE
R
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
CH3
ANTENNA IN Jack
(on back of TV)
example only
CH4
RF coaxial cable
4
5
Plug in the TV and the VCR.
Set the CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR to CH3 or CH4, whichever
channel is not used or least used in your area. Set the TV to the same channel. For
example, when playing a tape, if the CH3/CH4 switch is set to CH3, the TV should be on
channel 03.
ANT
AUDIO
CH 4
or
CH 3
IN
R
OUT
VIDEO
ANT
AUDIO
CH3 / CH4
Switch
CH3
CH4
OUT
IN
CH3
CH4
IN
L
IN
OUT
R
OUT
VIDEO
6
IN
L
OUT
OUT
IN
CH3
CH4
You are ready to turn on the VCR. Please go to page 11 before turning on the
VCR.
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8 Hookups With a Cable Box / Direct Broadcast System
There are two ways to connect your Cable Box/DBS to the VCR. With this connection:
● You may view any channel.
● You must select channels at the Cable Box/DBS. Channels cannot be changed at the VCR.
● You may not view a channel other than the one you are recording.
● You may not program channels at the VCR.
● You can only program a timer recording for one channel at a time. Set the TV and the VCR to the
Cable Box/DBS output channel (channel 03 or 04), and set your Cable Box/DBS to the channel you
want to record. When you enter the channel you want to record in a timer recording, select channel 03
or 04 (the Cable Box/DBS output channel). (This is step 5 on page 29.) Leave the Cable Box/DBS on for
a timer recording.
1
Cable Box/DBS
2
VCR
75V
ANT
CAB /
LE
IN
OUT
ANT
IN
AUDIO
L
IN
OUT
R
Cable
Signal
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
IN CH3
CH4
RF coaxial
cable
Connections
1
2
Connect a Cable signal to the IN Jack on the Cable Box/DBS.
Use an RF coaxial cable (supplied) to connect the OUT Jack on the
Cable Box/DBS to the ANT(enna) IN Jack on the VCR.
3
Use a second RF coaxial cable to connect the OUT Jack on the VCR to
the TV’s ANTENNA IN Jack.
Recording/Viewing Any Channel
1
With the VCR on and in VCR position (the VCR/TV light will appear on
the display panel), use the CHANNEL o/p buttons to set the
VCR to the Cable Box/DBS output channel (channel 03 or 04).
2
3
Set the TV to the same channel to which you set the VCR.
Select the channel you want to view/record at the Cable
Box/DBS.
RF coaxial
cable
3
TV’s
ANTENNA IN
Jack
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Hookups With a Cable Box / Direct Broadcast System (cont’d) 9
With this connection:
● You may watch one channel while recording another.
● You may not record scrambled channels.
1
VCR
ANT
AUDIO
IN
2
Cable Box/DBS
L
R
IN
IN
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
75V
ANT
CAB /
LE
IN
OUT
CH3
OUT
CH4
RF coaxial
cable
Cable
Signal
RF coaxial
cable
3
TV’s ANTENNA
IN Jack
Connections
1
2
Connect a Cable signal to the VCR’s ANT(enna) IN Jack.
Use an RF coaxial cable (supplied) to connect the OUT Jack on
the VCR to the IN Jack on the Cable Box/DBS.
3
Use a second RF coaxial cable to connect the OUT Jack on the
Cable Box/DBS to the ANTENNA IN Jack on the TV.
Recording One Channel/Watching Another
1
Put the Cable Box/DBS on the same channel as the VCR’s
CH3/CH4 switch. Then, with the VCR in VCR position (the
VCR/TV light will appear on the display panel), use the CHANNEL o/p buttons to select the channel you want to
record at the VCR. Start the recording.
2
Press the VCR/TV button once to put the VCR in TV
position. (The VCR/TV light will disappear.)
3
Set the TV to the Cable Box/DBS output channel (03 or
04).
4
Select the channel you want to watch at the Cable
Box/DBS.
Helpful Hint
• When you play a tape, make sure
the Cable Box/DBS is set to the
same channel as the CH3/CH4
switch on the VCR. Set the TV to
the Cable Box/DBS output channel
(03 or 04).
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10 Hookups With a Stereo TV
VRZ250
antenna or cable
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
IN
OUT
R
OUT
VIDEO
IN
OUT
CH3
CH4
Video Cable
Audio Cable
VRZ220
antenna or cable
ANT
IN
AUDIO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
OUT
CH3
CH4
Video Cable
Audio Cable
1
2
Connect the antenna or cable to the ANT(enna) IN Jack on the back of the
VCR.
Connect a video cable (not supplied) to the yellow VIDEO OUT Jack on the
back of the VCR. Then, connect the other end of the video cable to the
VIDEO IN Jack on your TV.
3 VRZ250
Connect an audio cable (not supplied) to the red and white AUDIO OUT
Jacks on the back of the VCR. Then, connect the other end of the audio
cable to the AUDIO IN Jacks on your TV.
3 VRZ220
Connect an audio cable (not supplied) to the white AUDIO OUT Jack on
the back of the VCR. Then, connect the other end of the audio cable to the
AUDIO IN Jack on your TV.
If your TV has Right and Left AUDIO IN Jacks, you must use a “Y” splitter audio cable
as illustrated to deliver audio to the TV’s right and left channels. This hookup will not
give you stereo sound. To get stereo sound, use the connections on pages six-seven
and select the channel to be viewed at the TV (with the VCR turned off).
4
Turn on your TV, making sure it is in Line Input mode. Please refer to your TV
owner’s manual for details.
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Turning on Your VCR 11
Before turning on your VCR, make sure there are batteries in the
remote control and the VCR and TV are connected correctly.
● You can not program channels if you are using a Cable Box or
a Direct Broadcast System.
1
Press the POWER button. The VCR/TV light and the POWER
light will appear on the display panel.
2
Turn on the TV. Set it to the same channel as the
CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR. The display shown
below will appear. (If the display does not appear, check your
hookups, then follow the steps on page 12 to set up channels and
page 17 to select a language.)
SELECT op
→ ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
ON
2
1
4
Turn on the TV.
POWER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
3
VCR/TV
EJECT
CHANNEL
5
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
MAKE SELECTION OR
PUSH MENU TO CONTINUE
3
Within 60 seconds, press the PLAY/o button or the
STOP/p button to select English or Spanish on-screen
displays.
4
Press the MENU button. The display shown below will appear.
CONNECT ANTENNA OR CABLE
TO VCR
THEN . . .
PUSH CH UP KEY
OR . . .
FOR PLAY ONLY – PUSH STOP
5
Within 60 seconds, press the CHANNEL o button to
begin automatic channel programming. AUTO SET PROCEEDING PLEASE WAIT will appear on-screen. The VCR will
memorize all available channels. When all channels are programmed, CHANNELS ARE SET will appear on-screen briefly,
then TV programming will appear.
Now, when you press the CHANNEL o/p buttons, you’ll only
scan through channels that you receive.
Helpful Hints
• To skip this feature and play a tape
immediately, insert a tape with its
record tab removed. Or, to skip step
3, press the MENU button. All onscreen displays will be in English. To
skip step 5, press the STOP/p button. Channels will not be programmed, and CHANNELS NOT
SET will appear on-screen.
• If you try to program channels
when there is no antenna or cable
connected to the VCR, programming
will appear to take place, but eventually a NO TV SIGNALS message
will appear. Connect an antenna or
cable to the VCR’s ANT(enna) IN
Jack and try again. You may need
to follow the steps on page 12.
• The TIMER light on the VCR will
blink when the power is restored
after a power failure of more than
one minute.
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12 Automatic Channel Setup
Although your VCR may automatically memorize the channels you
receive when you turn it on for the first time, this function lets
you set up the channels again.
2-4
1
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
POWER
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ TV
CABLE TV
ON
AUTO PROGRAMMING
ADD/DELETE CH
CH MEMORY REVIEW
TV STEREO
ON
2ND AUDIO
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
1
VCR/TV
1
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Note: TV STEREO and 2ND AUDIO are not available in the TUNER
SET UP menu of the VRZ220.
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TV (if you have an antenna) or CABLE TV (if you have a
cable connection). Then, press the F.FWD/B button.
ON will appear beside your choice.
4
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
AUTO PROGRAMMING, then press the F.FWD/B button. The VCR will place all the channels you receive into its
memory.
5
Wait for a few minutes while the VCR sets up the channels. When this is complete, CHANNELS ARE SET will appear
on-screen. Then the programming of the lowest channel number
placed in the VCR’s memory will appear on-screen. Now when
you press the CHANNEL o/p buttons, you will scan only
through channels you receive.
Helpful Hints
• You can not enter the TUNER SET
UP menu when you are in Line
Input mode (channel 00). When
you select channel 00, A/V IN will
appear on-screen briefly.
• You can not program channels if
you are using a Cable Box or DBS.
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Automatic Channel Setup (cont’d) 13
Adding/Deleting Channels
1
2
2-5
Press the MENU button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
3
POWER
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
ADD/DELETE CH, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op ADD/DELETE B
124
125
1
2
3
→
DELETED
DELETED
DELETED
ADDED
ADDED
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button until the
channel number you want to add or delete appears beside
the arrow.
SELECT op ADD/DELETE B
16
17
18
19
20
→
DELETED
ADDED
ADDED
ADDED
ADDED
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
Press the F.FWD/B button to select ADDED or DELETED.
6
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
6
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
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14 Automatic Channel Setup (cont’d)
Reviewing Memorized Channels
2-3
1
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
TO END PUSH EXIT
POWER
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ TV
CABLE TV
ON
AUTO PROGRAMMING
ADD/DELETE CH
CH MEMORY REVIEW
TV STEREO
ON
2ND AUDIO
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Note: TV STEREO and 2ND AUDIO are not available in the TUNER
SET UP menu of the VRZ220.
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
CH MEMORY REVIEW, then press the F.FWD/B button.
A list of programmed channels will appear on-screen.
● If all the programmed channels don’t fit on the screen, press
the F.FWD/B button to see the remaining channels. Then
press the REW(ind)/s button to return to the first screen of
channels.
● If you do not press any buttons within 10 seconds, you will
either go to the next screen of channels or you will return to
the previous menu.
4
Press the STATUS/EXIT button once or twice to exit.
Helpful Hint
• You can not enter the TUNER SET
UP menu during a recording.
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Setting the Clock 15
Follow the steps below to set your VCR’s clock. Make sure:
● The VCR is on and the VCR/TV light appears on the display
panel. (If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.)
● You make each entry within 60 seconds of the previous entry.
1
2
3
4-5
2-3
Press the MENU button.
POWER
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
SET CLOCK, then press the F.FWD/B button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
SET CLOCK, then press the F.FWD/B button.
4
Press two Number buttons for the hour(s) and two
Number buttons for the minute(s). Then press 1 for AM
or 2 for PM. For example, for 2:15 PM, press 02, 15, 2.
6
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
5
Press two Number buttons for the month, two Number
buttons for the day, and two Number buttons for the
year. For example, for July 1, 1998, press 07, 01, 98. The day of
the week will appear automatically.
6
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
Helpful Hints
• Enter a 0 before a single digit number.
• Entries that do not match the VCR’s
calendar will cause a question mark
to appear on-screen.
• To make corrections, press the
CLEAR button until the space for the
number you want to correct is flashing. Then enter the correct number.
• The current time will appear onscreen if you press the
STATUS/EXIT button. (See page 20
for details.)
• Power failures that last for more
than one minute can cause you to
lose your clock setting. If this happens, follow the steps on pages 11
and 15.
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16 Daylight-Saving Time
You may program the VCR so its clock will automatically move
forward one hour in April and turn back one hour in October.
Daylight-Saving Time is set to ON when you receive your VCR.
Turn Daylight-Saving Time ON or OFF by following the steps
below. Before you begin:
● Make sure the clock is set.
2-3
1
Press the MENU button.
POWER
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
SET CLOCK, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SET CLOCK
SET CLOCK
→ DAYLIGHT SVG TIME [ON]
SELECT op CHOOSE B
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
DAYLIGHT SVG TIME. Then, press the F.FWD/B button
so that OFF (or ON) appears beside DAYLIGHT SVG
TIME.
4
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
4
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
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Language Selection 17
Follow the steps below to change the language of the on-screen
displays.
2-3
1
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
POWER
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ REPEAT PLAY
OFF
ON SCREEN MODE
AUDIO OUT
LANGUAGE
TO END PUSH EXIT
Note: AUDIO OUT is not available in the VCR SET UP menu of the
VRZ220.
5
1
4
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
LANGUAGE, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op
→ ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
ON
MAKE SELECTION OR
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
English or Spanish on-screen displays.
5
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
Helpful Hint
• If you accidentally select Spanish
on-screen displays and need English
on-screen displays:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Press the PLAY/o button or the
STOP/p button to select PREPARE
EL VCR, then press the F.FWD/B
button.
3. Press the PLAY/o button or the
STOP/p button to select LENGUAJE, then press the F.FWD/B button.
4. Press the PLAY/o button or the
STOP/p button to select ENGLISH.
5. Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
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18 Remote Control Buttons
POWER Button
Press to turn the VCR on or off.
Number Buttons
Use to select channels and to program VCR functions
(such as the clock).
Channels 1 - 9 ●
To select, press 0, then the channel number you want. For
example, to select channel 7, press 0, 7.
Channels 100 and above ●
To select, press the +100 button, then press the last two digits of the
channel you want. For example, to select channel 117, press the +100
button, 1, 7.
POWER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
SPEED Button
Press to select the recording speed (SP, LP, or SLP). Details are on
pages 30 and 44.
TIME SEARCH Button (VRZ250 only)
Press to fast forward or rewind the tape a specific length of time.
Details are on page 34.
MENU Button
Press to bring up the main menu display.
REWIND/{ Button
When tape playback is stopped, press to rewind the tape at high
speed. During playback, press to rewind the tape while the picture
stays on-screen. Details are on page 36.
Press to return to a previous on-screen menu.
REC(ord)/OTR Button
Press once to start a recording. Details are on page 25.
Or, press repeatedly to start a One-Touch Recording. Details are on
page 27.
STATUS/EXIT Button
Press to access or remove the on-screen status display.
Details are on page 20. Press to exit on-screen menus.
PLAY/o Button
Press to play a tape; press to release Slow (VRZ250 only), Search, or
Still mode and return to normal playback. Details are on page 36.
Press to select an item in the on-screen menu.
MEMORY Button
Press to memorize a tape position at which the real-time counter was
set to 0:00:00. Details are on page 35.
VCR/TV
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
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Remote Control Buttons (cont’d) 19
EJECT Button
Press to eject the tape.
VCR/TV Button
Use to select the signal that your TV receives.
VCR Position ●
Use to watch a tape, to watch a program while recording it, or to
watch a TV broadcast using the CHANNEL (K/L) or Number buttons. If the VCR/TV light appears on the display panel of the VCR,
it is in VCR position.
TV Position ●
Use to watch TV or to watch one program while recording another.
Details are on page 26. If the VCR/TV light doesn’t appear on the
display panel, the VCR is in TV position.
CLEAR Button
Press to erase incorrect data when programming VCR functions.
Also, press to reset the real-time counter. Details are on page 35.
STOP/p Button
Press to stop the tape. Press to select an item in the on-screen menu.
PAUSE/STILL Button
While recording, press to temporarily stop the recording (pause).
Press a second time to resume normal recording. Details are on page
25. You can not pause a One-Touch Recording. During playback,
press to freeze the picture (still). On the VRZ250, press the
PAUSE/STILL button again to resume playback. On the VRZ220, press
the PLAY/o button to resume playback. On the VRZ220, each press
of the PAUSE/STILL button will change the position of the noise lines
in the Still picture. Details are on page 36.
F.FWD(Fast Forward)/B Button
When playback is stopped, press to fast forward the tape at high
speed. During playback, press to fast forward the tape while the
picture stays on-screen. Details are on page 36.
Press to change a setting of an on-screen menu item or to advance to
the next menu.
SLOW Button (VRZ250 only)
During tape playback, press to view the picture in slow motion.
Press again to resume normal playback.
CHANNEL (K/L) Buttons
Press to scan up or down through the VCR’s channels after the channels have been programmed.
POWER
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
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20 On-Screen Status Displays
A status display will appear when you press the STATUS/EXIT
button or certain function buttons. The contents of the status display will vary. To choose the status display mode, follow the steps
below.
If you select STATUS ON, then select COUNTER ONLY
ON:
● Whenever you press the STOP/p button or the PLAY/o button, the status display will appear for five seconds. After five
seconds, only the counter will remain on-screen. You must
press the STATUS/EXIT button to remove it.
If you select STATUS ON, then select COUNTER ONLY
OFF:
● Whenever you press the STOP/p button or the PLAY/o button, the status display will appear for five seconds.
If you select STATUS OFF:
● The status display will not appear when you press function buttons. You must press the STATUS/EXIT button to see the status display.
Status Display
(example only)
Receiving and
Recording Mode
(VRZ250 only)
STOP
TV STEREO
SLP
1
2
3
Press the MENU button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
ON SCREEN MODE, then press the F.FWD/B button.
Channel
Time
Button
Pressed
Tape
Speed
12:00 AM
CH10
STEREO
2ND AUD
M 1:23:45
Counter
and
Counter
Memory
HIFI
Audio
Out
Mode
(VRZ250 only)
MTS
Broadcast
Available
(VRZ250 only)
4
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
STATUS, then press the F.FWD/B button so that OFF
(or ON) appears beside STATUS.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ STATUS
COUNTER ONLY
[ON]
[OFF]
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
If you set STATUS to OFF, go to step 6. If you set STATUS to ON, press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p
button to select COUNTER ONLY, then press the
F.FWD/B button so that OFF (or ON) appears beside it.
6
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
Helpful Hints
• If the channel you select has no
broadcast, the screen will become
solid blue.
• You may not access a status display
when viewing a still picture, during
slow motion playback (VRZ250
only), or when the F.FWD/B or
REWIND/s button is pressed during playback.
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VCR Display Panel 21
VCR Display Panel
Information about VCR operations is displayed here.
Cassette Compartment
Insert a video cassette tape here.
VRZ250
(The 4-head Hi-Fi
label will not appear
on the VRZ220.)
PLAY
REW
STOP
EJECT
REC/OTR
POWER VCR/TV
POWER VCR/TV
F.FWD
POWER
POWER Light
This light indicates that the power
is on.
VCR/TV Light
This light appears when the VCR
is in VCR position.
POWER
VCR/TV
VCR/TV
TAPE IN
TAPE IN
TIMER
REC
TIMER
PAUSE
CHANNEL
REC
CHANNEL
REC(ord) Light
This light appears during a recording. It
flashes when a recording is paused.
TIMER Light
This light glows when you turn off the power to
set a timer recording. It also glows during a
One-Touch Recording. It flashes when you turn
off the power to set a timer recording if a tape
has not been placed in the VCR. It flashes when
all timer recordings have finished.
TAPE IN Light
This light appears when a tape is in the VCR.
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22 Front Panel
STOP/EJECT Button
Press once to stop the tape. When playback is
stopped, press to eject the tape.
Remote Sensor
Receives a signal from your
remote control so you can operate your VCR from a distance.
F.FWD (Fast Forward) Button
When playback is stopped, press to fast forward the tape at
high speed. During tape playback, press to fast forward the
tape while the picture stays on-screen. Details are on page 36.
POWER Button
Press to turn the VCR power on
and off.
PLAY Button
Press to play a tape. Press to
release Slow (VRZ250 only),
Search, or Still mode and return to
playback. Details are on page 36.
REW(ind) Button
When playback is stopped, press
to rewind the tape at high speed.
During playback, press to rewind
the tape while the picture stays
on-screen. Details are on page 36.
VRZ250
PLAY
REW
F.FWD
STOP
EJECT
REC/OTR
POWER VCR/TV
POWER
VCR/TV
TAPE IN
TIMER
REC
PAUSE
CHANNEL
CHANNEL (p/o) Buttons
Press to change channels at the
VCR. Or, press to adjust the tracking of a tape during normal playback
or slow motion playback (VRZ250
only). Also, press to remove vertical
jitter in a Still picture.
VCR/TV Button
Press to select VCR or TV position.
● VCR Position
Use to watch a tape, to watch a program
while recording it, or to watch a TV program (changing channels at the VCR).
When the VCR/TV light appears on the
display panel, the VCR is in VCR position.
● TV Position
Use to watch TV (changing channels at
the TV) or to watch one program while
recording another. When the VCR/TV
light does not appear on the display panel,
the VCR is in TV position.
REC(ord)/OTR Button
Press once to start a recording. Press repeatedly to start
a One-Touch Recording.
Details are on page 27.
PAUSE Button
While recording, press to pause the recording. Press
again to resume recording. Details are on page 25. You
can not pause a One-Touch Recording. During tape
playback, press to freeze the picture. On the VRZ250,
press the PAUSE button again to resume playback. On
the VRZ220, each press of the PAUSE button changes
the position of the noise lines in the Still picture. Press
the PLAY button to resume normal playback on the
VRZ220. Details are on page 36.
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Page 23
Rear Panel 23
ANT(enna) IN Jack
Connect your antenna or cable
here. Details are on pages six-10.
AUDIO IN Jacks
Connect cables coming from the AUDIO OUT Jacks of a camcorder,
another VCR, or an audio source here. Details are on page 32.
The VRZ250 is shown here. The VRZ220 has only one AUDIO IN Jack.
AUDIO OUT Jacks
Connect cables going to the AUDIO IN Jacks of a camcorder, another VCR, or an audio source here. Details are on
pages 32 and 38.
The VRZ250 is shown here. The VRZ220 has only one AUDIO
OUT Jack.
VRZ250
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
IN
OUT
R
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO OUT Jack
Connect a cable going to the VIDEO IN
Jack of a camcorder, another VCR, or an
audio-visual source (laser disc player,
video disc player, etc.) here. Details are on
pages 32 and 38.
AC Power Cord
Connect to a standard AC outlet to
supply power to the
VCR.
VIDEO IN Jack
Connect a cable coming from the
VIDEO OUT Jack of a camcorder, another VCR, or an
audio-visual source (laser disc
player, video disc player, etc.)
here. Details are on page 32.
IN
CH3
CH4
CH3/CH4 Switch
Set to channel 3 or 4
to use your TV with
your VCR. Details are
on pages six-nine.
OUT Jack
Use the supplied RF coaxial cable to connect this
jack to the ANTENNA IN
Jack on your TV, Cable
Box, or Direct Broadcast
System. Details are on
pages six-nine.
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Page 24
24 Playing
1
2
Read and follow the steps below to play a tape.
1
Turn on the TV and set it to channel 3 or 4, whichever the
CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR is set to.
Turn on the TV.
Insert a tape in the VCR.
2
Insert a tape in the VCR. The POWER, VCR/TV, and TAPE IN
lights will appear on the display panel. If the tape’s record tab has
been removed, playback will start automatically.
POWER
3
If playback does not start automatically, press the
PLAY/o button.
4
5
6
Press the REWIND/{ button to rewind the tape.
Press the EJECT button to remove the tape.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
Press the STOP/p button to stop playback.
MENU
5
4
VCR/TV
EJECT
6
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
3
Helpful Hints
• If the tape you want to play is
already in the VCR, make sure the
VCR power is on and the VCR is in
VCR position. (The VCR/TV light will
appear on the display panel. If it
does not, press the VCR/TV button.)
Then press the PLAY/o button.
• Other playback options and features are on pages 33 - 37.
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Page 25
Recording 25
1
2
Read and follow the steps below to record a television program.
1
Turn on the TV and set it to channel 3 or 4, whichever the
CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR is set to.
2
3
Turn on the TV.
Insert a tape in the VCR.
Insert a tape with its record tab intact in the VCR.
POWER
If the VCR/TV light appears on the display panel, go to step 4. If
the VCR/TV light does not appear, press the VCR/TV button once.
4
5
Press the SPEED button until the desired tape speed appears
briefly on-screen. (Details about tape speed are on page 30.)
Use the CHANNEL o/p buttons or the Number buttons
to select the channel to be recorded.
4
6
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
3
5
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
6
Press the REC(ord)/OTR button once to start recording.
The REC light will appear.
7
8
7
To pause the recording, press the PAUSE/STILL button
once. The REC light will flash. To resume recording, press
the REC(ord)/OTR button or press the PAUSE/STILL
button again. The REC light will come on again.
8
To stop recording, press the STOP/p button.
Helpful Hints
• If you press the REC(ord)/OTR button when there is not a tape in the
VCR, NO CASSETTE will flash onscreen.
• If you press the REC(ord)/OTR button while a tape without a record
tab is in the VCR, the VCR will eject
the tape and PROTECTED CASSETTE CANNOT RECORD will flash
on-screen.
• Other recording options are on
pages 26 - 32.
• You can change the tape speed
during a recording, but some distortion will appear on the tape.
• The VCR will record in a preset volume.
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Page 26
26 Recording One Channel/Watching Another
1
2
2&5
Start a recording. (See page 25.)
Press the VCR/TV button to put the VCR in TV position.
The VCR/TV light will disappear from the VCR’s display panel.
3
POWER
Use the TV remote control to select the channel you
want to watch at the TV.
4
To return to the channel being recorded, use the TV
remote control to select channel 03 or 04 at the TV
(whichever channel the CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR
is set to).
5
Press the VCR/TV button to put the VCR in VCR position. The VCR/TV light will appear on the display panel. The
channel being recorded will appear on-screen.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
1
VCR/TV
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
6
6
Press the STOP/p button to stop the recording.
3
Use the TV remote control to
select the channel you want to
watch at the TV.
4
Set the TV to channel 03 or 04.
Helpful Hint
• If you use a Cable Box or Direct
Broadcast System hookup, you may
not be able to watch one channel
while recording another. See pages
eight-nine for details.
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Page 27
One-Touch Recording 27
The One-Touch Recording feature allows you to set an immediate
timed recording 30 minutes to eight hours long. Before you begin:
● Set up the channels at the VCR.
● Select a recording speed (SP, LP, SLP) with the SPEED button.
● Put a tape in the VCR. Make sure the tape’s record tab is intact
and the tape is long enough to record the program(s).
● Place the VCR in VCR position. (The VCR/TV light will appear
on the display panel. If it does not, press the VCR/TV button
once.)
POWER
1
Press the CHANNEL o/p buttons or the Number buttons to select the channel you want to record.
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
SPEED
Press the REC(ord)/OTR button repeatedly until the
desired recording length (30 minutes to eight hours)
appears on-screen. Recording will begin immediately. The REC
light and the TIMER light will appear on the display panel.
VCR/TV
MENU
8
9
0
+100
EJECT
1
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
OTR (0:30)
CH12
2
3
To stop an OTR before recording is finished, press the
STOP/p button or the POWER button.
To cancel the OTR but continue recording, press the
REC(ord)/OTR button repeatedly until REC appears in the upper
left corner of the TV screen. (STATUS must be set to ON.
Details are on page 20.) The REC light will remain on the display
panel of the VCR, but the TIMER light will disappear.
Helpful Hints
• To check the time remaining for an
OTR after the OTR has been set,
press the STATUS/EXIT button.
• To change the recording length
while an OTR is in progress, press
the REC(ord)/OTR button until the
desired length appears on-screen.
• If you begin an OTR when another
recording is paused, the OTR will
begin.
• You can not pause an OTR.
• If the preset time for a timer
recording comes up during an OTR,
the OTR has priority. The timer
recording will not take place.
• If the end of the tape is reached
during a One-Touch Recording, the
VCR will eject the tape and turn
itself off. The TIMER light will flash
until you turn on the VCR.
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28 Timer Recording
Follow the steps below to program your VCR to record TV programs while you’re away from home. The VCR will turn itself on,
record, and turn itself off automatically. Before you begin:
● Set up the channels at the VCR.
● Set the clock.
● Put a tape in the VCR. Make sure the tape’s record tab is intact
and the tape is long enough to record the program(s).
● Put the VCR in VCR position. The VCR/TV light will appear on
the display panel. If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.
2-3
Do each step within 60 seconds of the previous step.
POWER
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
Press the MENU button.
SPEED
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
1
VCR/TV
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
PROGRAM, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ ONCE
DAILY
WEEKLY
PROGRAM REVIEW
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
a ONCE, DAILY, OR WEEKLY recording. Then, press
the F.FWD/B button.
● ONCE: The VCR will record a TV program on any day you
choose, up to 12 months away.
● DAILY: The VCR will record the same channel every day from
Monday to Friday – starting at the same time and recording for
the same length of time.
● WEEKLY: The VCR will record the same channel on the same
day, at the same time, and for the same length of time every
week.
Daily
Recording
(example)
DAILY PROGRAM (MON-FRI)
PROGRAM -1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8-
SELECT PROGRAM NUMBER
TO END PUSH EXIT
Helpful Hint
• If you need to make a correction
while programming a timer recording, press the CLEAR button until
the cursor is flashing on the item
you want to change. Then enter the
correct information.
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Timer Recording (cont’d) 29
4
Use the Number buttons (1 - 8) to select a slot in which
to store the timer recording. There are eight slots. Open
slots will flash on-screen.
NOTE: If you enter a number for a slot that has already been used to
store a timer recording, PREVIOUSLY SET PROGRAM will appear onscreen briefly. Information about the program in that slot will appear
on-screen. If this happens, press the STATUS/EXIT button, then select
another number.
5
Use the Number buttons to enter the channel you want
to record.
● If you have a basic antenna or cable hookup (as shown on
pages six-seven) enter the channel number of the TV program
you want to record. (Enter a 0 before all single-digit channels.)
● If you are recording from line input, press 0, 0. A/V IN will
appear on-screen.
● If you are using a Cable Box/DBS, enter the Cable Box/DBS
output channel (03 or 04). Set the Cable Box/DBS to the channel you want to record. Leave the Cable Box/DBS on for the
timer recording. See page eight for details.
4-7
POWER
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
––
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
6
Press two Number buttons for the hour you want the
recording to begin. Press two Number buttons for the
minute you want the recording to begin. Press 1 for AM
or 2 for PM. For example, for 9:30 PM, press 09, 30, 2.
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
10
TIME ON
––:––
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
7
Follow the instructions in step 6 to enter the recording’s
stop time. (AM or PM will be set automatically.)
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
10
TIME ON
09:30 PM
TIME OFF
––:––
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
Instructions continue on page 30.
Helpful Hint
• Entries that do not match the VCR’s
clock or calendar will cause a question mark to appear on-screen.
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30 Timer Recording (cont’d)
8
Press the Number 1 button to record in SP speed, the
Number 2 button to record in LP speed, or the Number 3
button to record in SLP speed. (See the chart below.) You
cannot use the SPEED button at this time.
11
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
10
TIME ON
09:30 PM
TIME OFF
11:00 PM
REC SPEED
SLP
SP=1 LP=2 SLP=3
POWER
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
9
Press two Number buttons for the month and two
Number buttons for the day you want to record the program. For example, for July 10, 1998, press 07, 10. The day of
the week and the year will appear automatically (you cannot program the VCR to record more than one year in advance).
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
10
TIME ON
09:30 PM
TIME OFF
11:00 PM
REC SPEED
SLP
START DATE
07/10/98
FRI.
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
9
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
8
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
10
10
Press the STATUS/EXIT button. PROGRAM WAS COMPLETED / PLEASE TURN OFF VCR FOR TIMER RECORDING
will appear on-screen briefly. (If PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED
appears, try again from step 1.)
11
Turn off the VCR power. The TIMER light will appear on the
display panel.
If the timer recording will take place several hours or days from
now, you may use the VCR until time for the recording. Turn off
the VCR a few minutes before the recording starts. If you forget
to turn off the VCR, PLEASE TURN OFF VCR FOR TIMER
RECORDING flashes on your TV screen two minutes before a
timer recording starts. Press the CLEAR button to remove the
message.
Tape Speeds
This chart shows the recording/playback time
for three types of video cassettes (T160, T120,
and T60). There are three playback speeds: SP,
LP, and SLP. When recording, you can change
the tape speed using the SPEED button.
The VCR must
be off for a
timer recording.
Put a tape in
the VCR.
Tape Speed
Maximum Record/Playback Time
Type
T160
T120
T60
SP
2 hrs.
2 hrs.
1 hr.
(Standard Play)
40 mins.
LP
5 hrs.
4 hrs.
2 hrs.
(Long Play)
20 mins.
SLP
8 hrs.
6 hrs.
3 hrs.
(Super Long Play)
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Timer Recording (cont’d) 31
Checking or Cancelling Timer Recordings
1
With the VCR on and in VCR position (the VCR/TV light will
appear on the display panel), press the MENU button.
POWER
2
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
PROGRAM, then press the F.FWD/B button.
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
PROGRAM REVIEW, then press the F.FWD/B button.
The timer recording information for the program in the lowest
numbered slot will appear on-screen. If no timer recordings are
set, nothing will happen when you press the F.FWD/B button.
SPEED
1
VCR/TV
1
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
5
4
4
Press the F.FWD/B button repeatedly to review all programmed timer recordings. If you don’t press the F.FWD/B
button within 10 seconds, the VCR will automatically display information about the next programmed timer recording. This will
continue until all timer recordings have been displayed. Then the
menu will disappear.
5
To cancel the timer recording displayed, press the
CLEAR button. Either the display will disappear or information
about other timer recordings will appear. If you do not press any
other buttons, the display will disappear after all timer recordings
have been displayed.
6
Repeat steps 1 - 4 to make sure you have cleared the correct timer recording.
2-3
Helpful Hints
• CLASH may flash on-screen when
you finish setting a timer recording.
This means that the timer recording
you just programmed and another
timer recording overlap. The current
timer recording will not take place.
You may choose to cancel the overlapping timer recording.
• If the preset time for a timer
recording comes up during a OneTouch Recording, the OTR has priority.
• To stop a started timer recording,
press the STOP/EJECT button on
the VCR.
• If the power fails for more than one
minute, programmed timer recordings will be lost. If this occurs,
repeat the steps on pages 11 and
15 before resetting the timer
recordings.
See page 42 for more hints.
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32 Rerecording (Tape Duplication)
The instructions on this page show you how to copy tapes. The illustration uses two VRZ250 VCRs.
Different VCRs may operate differently. To duplicate a tape, make the connections shown, then follow
steps 1 - 7.
1. Audio cables from AUDIO OUT Jacks
of VCR 1 to AUDIO IN Jacks of VCR 2
VCR 1
Playing VCR
VCR 2 - Recording VCR
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
IN
IN
OUT
R
R
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
OUT
IN CH3
OUT
VIDEO
CH4
OUT
2. Video cable from VIDEO OUT Jack
of VCR 1 to VIDEO IN Jack of VCR 2
● Audio and Video cables are not supplied.
IN
CH3
CH4
3. RF coaxial
cable from VCR’s
OUT Jack to TV’s
ANTENNA IN
Jack
1
2
3
Make the connections shown above.
VCR 1 will play your tape. Put a prerecorded tape in VCR 1.
VCR 2 will record your tape. Insert a blank tape in VCR 2. The
VCR must be in VCR position. (The VCR/TV light will appear on the
display panel. If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.)
4
5
6
7
Turn on the TV and set it to channel 03 or 04, whichever
channel the CH3/CH4 switch on VCR 2 is set to.
Point the remote control at VCR 2. Press Number buttons
0, 0 to select Line Input. A/V IN will appear on-screen.
Use the SPEED button to select SP, LP, or SLP at VCR 2.
Press the PLAY button on VCR 1 and the REC(ord)/OTR
button on VCR 2 at the same time.
To stop recording, press the STOP/EJECT button on VCR 1, then
press the STOP/EJECT button on VCR 2.
Helpful Hints
• Unauthorized recording of copyrighted television programs, video
tapes, or other materials may
infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and violate copyright laws.
• The VCR in the figure above is the
VRZ250. If you have the VRZ220,
use a single-plug audio cable to connect the AUDIO OUT Jack on VCR 1
to the AUDIO IN Jack on VCR 2.
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Repeat Play 33
Follow the steps below to make the VCR play a tape over and
over.
1
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
POWER
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ REPEAT PLAY
OFF
ON SCREEN MODE
AUDIO OUT
LANGUAGE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
1
VCR/TV
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
2-4
Note: AUDIO OUT is not available in the VCR SET UP menu of the
VRZ220.
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
REPEAT PLAY.
4
Press the F.FWD/B button so that ON appears beside
REPEAT PLAY.
5
Press the STATUS/EXIT button. Now, when a tape has finished playing, the VCR will rewind it and start playback again.
Helpful Hints
• To cancel Repeat Play, follow steps
1 - 3 above. At step 4, press the
F.FWD/B button so that OFF
appears beside REPEAT PLAY. Press
the STATUS/EXIT button.
• The real-time counter memory does
not function during Repeat Play.
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34 Time Search (VRZ250 only)
Follow the steps below to program the VCR to search forward or
backward on a tape a specific length of time. There must be a tape
in the VCR.
1
Press the TIME SEARCH button.
POWER
TIME SEARCH
0:00
ENTER SEARCH TIME
2
2
Within 10 seconds, use the Number buttons to enter the
desired length of time you want to skip forward or backward. For example, for 1 hour, 25 minutes, press Number buttons 1, 2, 5. Or, for five minutes, press Number buttons 0, 0, 5.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
3
VCR/TV
EJECT
CHANNEL
1
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
3
Within 10 seconds, press the F.FWD/B button or the
REWIND/{ button. The VCR will skip over the specified
length of time, then begin playback.
Helpful Hints
• If you want to search for more than
59 minutes, you must enter the
length of time in hours and minutes.
For example, to search forward 70
minutes, press 1,1,0 at step 2.
• You can not do a Time Search
while recording.
• To remove the Time Search display,
press the TIME SEARCH button
again.
• To cancel a Time Search that is in
progress, press the STOP/p button.
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Real-Time Counter Memory 35
Follow the steps below to reset the real-time counter to zero at a
tape location you want to refer to later.
1
Play, fast forward, or rewind a tape to the location that
you would like to refer to later. Press the STOP/p button
to stop the tape.
2
POWER
Press the STATUS/EXIT button to see the status display.
STOP
TV STEREO
SLP
1 : 23 : 45
1:08PM
CH10
STEREO
HIFI
3
While the status display is on-screen, press the CLEAR
button to reset the real-time counter to zero.
STOP
TV STEREO
SLP
0 : 00 : 00
1:08 PM
CH10
STEREO
2
5
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
4
3
HIFI
4
While the real-time counter is on-screen, press the MEMORY button so that M appears beside the counter.
STOP
TV STEREO
SLP
5
M 0 : 00 : 00
1:08 PM
CH10
STEREO
HIFI
To go to a tape location where the real-time counter was
reset to zero, press the REWIND/{ button or the
F.FWD/B button when playback is stopped.
When the tape reaches the point at which the counter was set to
zero, the tape will stop.
Press the PLAY/o button to watch the tape.
Helpful Hints
• The MEMORY button does not
function if REPEAT PLAY is set to
ON. Details are on page 33.
• To erase a real-time counter memory, press the MEMORY button until
the M disappears from the screen.
• You may only set the real-time
counter to zero at one location at a
time. If you try to set the real-time
counter to zero at a second location, the previous real-time counter
to zero setting will be erased.
• The STEREO and SAP (Second
Audio Program) indications will not
appear in the status display of the
VRZ220.
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36 Special Effects Playback
Forward and Reverse Searching (SP/LP/SLP)
1
During tape playback, press and release the F.FWD/B
button or the REWIND/{ button. A fast forward or reverse
picture search will begin.
2
To return to playback, press the PLAY/o button.
Super High Speed Searching (LP/SLP)
1
During tape playback, press the F.FWD/B button or the
REWIND/{ button, then press again. The VCR will now
search in super high speed.
2
POWER
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY/o button.
Viewing a Still Picture
1
During tape playback, press the PAUSE/STILL button. A
still picture will appear on-screen.
NOTE for VRZ220: Only tapes recorded in SLP (Super Long Play) speed
will show a clear picture. On the VRZ220, each press of the
PAUSE/STILL button will change the position of the noise lines in the
Still picture.
2
On the VRZ250, to release the still picture and return to
playback, press the PLAY/o button or press the
PAUSE/STILL button again.
On the VRZ220, press the PLAY/o button to release the
still picture and return to playback.
Viewing a Slow Motion Picture (VRZ250 only)
1
During tape playback, press the SLOW button. The tape
will play in slow motion.
2
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY/o button
or press the SLOW button again.
Helpful Hints
• Slow (VRZ250 only) and Still modes
will automatically switch to Stop
mode after five minutes to protect
the VCR and the tape from damage.
• SP/LP/SLP means this feature will
work with tapes recorded in
Standard Play, Long Play, or Super
Long Play.
• LP/SLP means this feature will work
with tapes recorded in Long Play or
Super Long Play. For details about
tape speed, see pages 30 and 44.
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Automatic Operation Features 37
The following playback features will always operate.
Automatic Playback
When you put a tape in the VCR, the power will come on automatically. If the tape’s record tab is missing, playback will begin.
If a timer recording is set, the power will not come on automatically when you insert a tape with the record tab intact.
If a timer recording is set and the VCR power is off, the VCR will
eject the tape if the record tab is missing.
Automatic Rewind, Eject, Off
When a tape is played, fast forwarded, or recorded to its end, the
VCR will rewind the tape, stop, eject the tape, and turn itself off.
If the real-time counter memory is set, the VCR will only rewind
to the point at which the counter is set to zero, then stop. The
VCR will not eject the tape automatically or shut itself off.
Tape Eject
A tape can be ejected with the VCR power on or off (but the
VCR must be plugged in). If a timer recording is set, a tape can
only be ejected with the power on. Make sure you insert a tape
and turn off the VCR power for the timer recording.
Automatic Tracking Adjustment
The VCR adjusts tracking automatically to give you the best possible picture quality. With some recordings, however, you may get a
better picture using the manual tracking controls (see below).
Manual Tracking
To manually adjust the tracking during playback and slow motion
playback (VRZ250 only) press the CHANNEL o/p buttons on
the VCR. (The CHANNEL o/p buttons on the remote control
will not adjust tracking.)
Tracking will return to Automatic Tracking Adjustment when you
press the STOP/p button or insert a tape.
You cannot manually adjust the tracking of a Still picture.
However, you may press the CHANNEL o/p buttons on the
VCR to remove vertical jitter in a Still picture.
Before
Tracking
Adjustment
After
Tracking
Adjustment
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38 Multi-Channel Television Sound System (VRZ250 only)
Your VCR can play recordings broadcast in Hi-Fi (high fidelity) stereo, which produces a crisp, clear sound
from two sources. Your VCR also can play tapes recorded in a second audio (usually, that means your
program is recorded in a second language). Of course, your VCR will play tapes recorded in monaural
(single-source) sound as well.
Your VCR also will record in Hi-Fi stereo or in second audio, so when you play back that tape on the
VCR, it will be in stereo or second audio. If you play back the tape on a VCR that can’t play back tapes in
stereo or second audio, the VCR will automatically play the tape in monaural sound.
Read the directions on this page to familiarize yourself with your VCR’s stereo and second audio setups.
Then follow the directions on page 39 to record in stereo or second audio and the directions on pages 4041 to play back tapes recorded in Hi-Fi stereo.
Understanding On-Screen Displays
When you receive a signal from a channel you’re watching, portions of the on-screen display shown below
will appear when you press the STATUS/EXIT button on the remote control.
STOP
TV STEREO
The indication 2ND AUD or
TV STEREO that appears on
this side of the status display
tells you if your VCR is programmed to receive a second
audio or stereo broadcast (it
cannot be programmed to
receive both at the same
time). Follow the steps on
page 39 to program the VCR
to receive a second audio or
stereo broadcast.
SLP
12:00 AM
CH 02
STEREO
2ND AUD
1:23:45
HIFI
The indication 2ND AUD or
STEREO that appears on this side
of the status display tells you if
the program you’re watching is
available in second audio or
stereo. Even though a program is
available in second audio or
stereo, you still must program the
VCR to receive or record the program. Follow the directions on
page 39. This indication is not
available during tape playback.
To record and play back programs broadcast in stereo, even if you have a Mono Speaker TV, just use one
of the connections shown, then follow the steps on pages 39-41.
Mono
Speaker TV
Stereo Amplifier
or Receiver
Stereo
Speaker TV
OR
R
L
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
IN
OUT
R
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
CH3
CH4
For stereo sound, connect the audio cables
to the AUDIO OUT Jacks on the VCR and
to the AUDIO IN Jacks on the Stereo
Amplifier or Receiver. Then, connect the
video cable to the VIDEO OUT Jack of the
VCR and to the VIDEO IN Jack of a monitor TV.
OR, for monaural sound, connect only
the RF coaxial cable (supplied) to the
VCR’s OUT Jack and to the TV’s
ANTENNA IN Jack.
Monitor
TV
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Multi-Channel Television Sound System (VRZ250 only) (cont’d) 39
1
2
Press the MENU button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
POWER
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ TV
CABLE TV
ON
AUTO PROGRAMMING
ADD/DELETE CH
CH MEMORY REVIEW
TV STEREO
ON
2ND AUDIO
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TV STEREO or 2ND AUDIO. Then, press the F.FWD/B
button. ON will appear to the right of your selection.
4
5
4
1
6
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
5
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
To play a tape, press the PLAY/o button. Or, to record,
select the channel to be recorded using the CHANNEL
o/p buttons, then go to step 6.
2-3
6
Press the REC(ord)/OTR button to start recording.
Helpful Hints
• You can only receive and record in
stereo or second audio programs
that are broadcast in second audio
or stereo. You can only play in
stereo or second audio tapes that
were recorded in stereo or second
audio. Please see page 38 to determine if the program you want to
watch/record is being broadcast in
stereo or second audio.
• If you select second audio when
second audio is not available, the
VCR will record normal audio.
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40 Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System (VRZ250 only)
2-3
Multi-Channel Television Sound system broadcasts are automatically recorded in Hi-Fi stereo sound. To play in Hi-Fi stereo the
tapes recorded in Hi-Fi stereo, however, you’ll need to follow
steps 1 - 9.
1
2
Press the MENU button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ REPEAT PLAY
OFF
ON SCREEN MODE
AUDIO OUT
LANGUAGE
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
POWER
5
1
4
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
AUDIO OUT, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op
→ HIFI
MONO
ON
Helpful Hints
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
HIFI. ON will appear to the right of HIFI on-screen.
SELECT op
→ HIFI
MONO
ON
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
• All programs are automatically
recorded in both Hi-Fi stereo sound
and in monaural sound.
• The audio level of a tape recorded
in Hi-Fi stereo will differ from the
audio level of a tape not recorded
in Hi-Fi stereo.
• Normally, HIFI should be selected
from the AUDIO OUT menu for
playback with Hi-Fi sound. But, you
can change the selection to MONO
if you want monaural audio playback. To do this, follow steps 1 - 3
above. At step 4, press the PLAY/o
button or the STOP/p button to
select MONO. Press the
STATUS/EXIT button. HIFI will disappear from the status display.
• If you play non-Hi-Fi tapes while the
VCR is set to HIFI, HIFI will disappear from the status display and the
tape will play in monaural sound.
Please see additional notes
on page 43.
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Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System (VRZ250 only) (cont’d) 41
6
7
7-8
Press the MENU button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
POWER
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ TV
CABLE TV
ON
AUTO PROGRAMMING
ADD/DELETE CH
CH MEMORY REVIEW
TV STEREO
ON
2ND AUDIO
TO END PUSH EXIT
8
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TV STEREO. Then, press the F.FWD/B button. ON will
appear to the right of TV STEREO on-screen.
9
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
9
6
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+100
SPEED
MENU
EJECT
CHANNEL
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
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42 Helpful Hints
If you are having problems with your product, check this list of problems and possible solutions before
requesting service. You may be able to solve the problem yourself.
If you need to call a customer service representative, please know the model number and serial number of
your product before you call. This information is displayed on the back of the product. Also, please take a
moment to identify the problem you are having, and be prepared to explain this to the representative. If
you believe the representative will need to help you with operations, please stay near the product. Our
representatives will be happy to assist you.
No power
• Make sure the power plug is completely connected to an AC (alternating current) outlet.
• Make sure the power is turned on.
Power Failure
• Timer recordings, the clock setting, the language selection, and channel setup may be lost if the power
fails for more than one minute. Follow the steps on pages 11 and 15. Then, see pages 28 - 31 to reprogram your timer recordings.
A TV program cannot be recorded.
• Check the connections between the VCR, TV, antenna/cable, and Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System (if
applicable) (pages six - 10).
• Make sure the tape has a record tab (page five).
• Check the TV/VCR position (page 22).
• Check the CH3/CH4 switch (pages six - nine).
The VCR will not perform a timer recording.
• Make sure the recording start and stop times are set correctly (pages 28 - 31).
• Make sure a tape is in the VCR and the tape has a record tab (page five). If, after programming a timer
recording, you turn off the VCR power without putting a tape in the VCR, the TIMER light will blink.
• If the record tab on a tape is missing, the VCR will eject the tape. The TIMER light will blink.
• Make sure the VCR power is off.
• Make sure the clock is set (page 15).
• The VCR may not perform or continue a timer recording if a power interruption of more than one
minute occurs.
• If you have a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System, timer recordings are programmed differently. (See
page eight for details.)
• Finish programming a timer recording at least five minutes before the recording is set to begin.
• 12 p.m. is noon; 12 a.m. is midnight.
There is no playback picture or the playback picture is noisy or contains streaks.
• Make sure the TV is on the same channel as the VCR’s CH3/CH4 switch.
• Make sure the VCR is in VCR position. (The VCR/TV light will appear on the display panel.)
• Make sure channel 03 or 04 is properly adjusted at the TV.
• Adjust the tracking (page 37).
The VCR cannot be controlled with the remote control.
• Make sure the VCR/TV light appears on the display panel. If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.
• Aim the remote control directly at the VCR’s remote sensor (page 22).
• Remove all obstacles between the remote control and the VCR.
• Inspect and/or replace the batteries in the remote control (page five).
The VCR does not respond normally to the remote control. (For example, the VCR may
change channels multiple times when you press the CHANNEL o button once.)
• Install new batteries (preferably alkaline) in the remote control.
The Number buttons won’t work for channels above 69.
• Select CABLE TV at the TUNER SET UP menu (page 12), then let the VCR set up the channels.
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Helpful Hints (cont’d) 43
TV programs cannot be watched normally.
• Put the VCR in TV position. (Press the VCR/TV button so that the VCR/TV light disappears from the display panel. For details see page 22.)
• Check the connections between the VCR, TV, antenna/cable, and Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System (if
applicable). (See pages six - 10 for details.)
Tape cannot be inserted.
• Insert the tape, window side up, with the record tab facing you.
• Make sure a tape isn’t already in the VCR by pressing the STOP/EJECT button on the VCR.
• Gently push on the center of the tape when putting it in the VCR. Never force the tape into the VCR.
• If a timer recording is programmed and the VCR power is off, you can not insert a tape without a
record tab.
Tape cannot be removed.
• Make sure the power plug is completely connected to a power outlet.
• You have set a timer recording. Turn the VCR power on, then eject the tape. Be sure to insert a tape
and turn off the power for your timer recording.
VCR ejects the tape when the REC(ord)/OTR button is pressed or when the VCR power is
turned off to set a timer recording.
• Make sure the tape has a record tab (page five).
Channels above 13 cannot be received.
• Select CABLE TV at the TUNER SET UP menu (page 12), then let the VCR set up the channels.
Poor reception
• You may need to tune your TV again.
The motor (cylinder) rotates even when the VCR is in Stop mode.
• To enable the quick play mechanism, the cylinder will rotate for about five minutes. This is normal. The
quick play mechanism enables the tape mechanism to switch from Stop mode to Play mode in one second.
Line Input mode
• If you accidentally enter Line Input mode (A/V IN will appear on your TV screen briefly), press the
CHANNEL o/p buttons or use the Number buttons to select another channel.
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound (VRZ250 only)
• During playback, Hi-Fi audio may temporarily revert to normal audio when you adjust tracking. This is
normal.
• When connecting the VCR to a stereo TV, you will only get stereo sound if you use audio cables to connect the AUDIO OUT jacks on the VCR to the AUDIO IN jacks on your TV, and if the TV is in Line
(Auxiliary) Input mode.
• When you connect the AUDIO OUT jacks on the VCR to the AUDIO IN jacks on your TV, the stereo
light on the TV might not glow. But, as long as the status display indicates you are receiving a stereo signal, you are receiving a stereo signal. This is normal.
• Only tapes recorded in Hi-Fi audio will play back in Hi-Fi audio. Tapes recorded in normal audio will
play back in monaural audio.
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44 Glossary
AUDIO IN/OUT Jacks: jacks located on the back of the VCR
which are used to record audio from another source (IN) or to
send audio to another source (OUT). The VRZ220 has single
AUDIO IN/OUT Jacks on the back of the VCR. The VRZ250 has
Right and Left AUDIO IN/OUT Jacks on the back of the VCR.
Automatic Channel Setup: process in which the VCR memorizes all available channels. Then, when you press the CHANNEL
o/p buttons, you only scan through channels you receive.
Bands: settings that allow you to tune channels.
• Antenna – VHF (very high frequency; channels 2 - 13) and
UHF (ultra high frequency; channels 14 - 69).
• Cable – all standard channels can be received without a Cable
Box.
Cable Box/DBS Output Channel: 03 or 04.
Dubbing: copying a tape using a second VCR.
Frame: a still picture.
HQ: high quality; a feature in the VCR circuitry which provides
enhanced picture detail.
Line Input: The channel to which you set your VCR during dubbing (0, 0).
If you accidentally enter Line Input mode, press the CHANNEL
o/p buttons or use the Number buttons to select another channel.
OTR: One-Touch Recording; a timed recording that starts immediately and records for 30 minutes to eight hours.
Remote Control: the small electronic unit that came with your
VCR; allows you to operate your VCR from a distance.
RF coaxial cable: The cable supplied with your VCR. Use it to
connect your VCR to your TV (or Cable Box or DBS). The supplied cable is a snap-on type. However, you may use a screw-on
type if you prefer.
Special Effects: forward and reverse searching; a still picture;
slow motion (VRZ250 only) playback.
Tape Speeds: how fast the tape travels during a recording or
playback.
• SP (standard play) – fastest tape speed (recording time for a
T120 tape is approximately two hours); best picture quality.
• LP (long play) – average tape speed (recording time for a T120
tape is approximately four hours).
• SLP (super long play) – slowest tape speed (recording time for
a T120 tape is approximately six hours).
VCR: video cassette recorder.
VIDEO IN/OUT Jacks: jacks located on the back of the VCR
which are used to record video from another source (IN) or to
send video to another source (OUT).
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Specifications 45
Video Heads
Two heads (VRZ220)
Four heads with Hi-Fi stereo (VRZ250)
Video Signal
EIA standards; NTSC color
Antenna
VHF/UHF – 75 ohm external antenna terminal
VHF Output Signal
Channel 03 or 04 (switchable)
75 ohms unbalanced
Power Requirement
120V AC; 60Hz
Power Consumption
16W (VRZ220)
18W (VRZ250)
Operating Temperature
41°F (5°C) to 104°F (40°C)
Relative Humidity
10% to 80%
Weight
5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg.) (VRZ220)
5.73 lbs. (2.6 kg.) (VRZ250)
Dimensions
14-3/16” (W) x 3-1/16” (H) x 10” (D)
(360mm x 92mm x 230mm)
Tuner Broadcast Channels
VHF 2-13, UHF 14-69
Cable TV Channels
2 – 13
Midband: A – 1
Superband: J – W
Hyperband: A-5 – A-1
Special Channel: 5A
Ultraband: 37 – 94, 100 – 125
NOTE: Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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46 Limited Warranty
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
90 Days Free Labor/One Year Parts Exchange. This product must be carried in for repair.
WHO IS COVERED?
You must have proof of purchase to receive warranty service. A sales receipt or other document showing that you purchased the product is considered
proof of purchase.
WHAT IS COVERED?
Warranty coverage begins the day you buy your
product. For 90 days thereafter, all parts will be
repaired or replaced, and labor is free. From 90 days
to one year from the day of purchase, all parts will be
repaired or replaced, but you pay for all labor
charges. After one year from the day of purchase, you
pay for the replacement or repair of all parts, and for
all labor charges.
All parts, including repaired and replaced parts, are
covered only for the original warranty period. When
the warranty on the product expires, the warranty
on all replaced and repaired parts also expires.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
Your warranty does not cover:
• labor charges for installation or setup of the product, adjustment of customer controls on the
product, and installation or repair of antenna systems outside of the product.
• product repair and/or part replacement because
of misuse, accident, unauthorized repair or other
cause not within the control of Philips Consumer
Electronics Company.
• reception problems caused by signal conditions or
cable or antenna systems outside the unit.
• a product that requires modification or adaptation
to enable it to operate in any country other than
the country for which it was designed, manufactured, approved and/or authorized, or repair of
products damaged by these modifications.
• incidental or consequential damages resulting from
the product. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above exclusion may not apply to you. This
includes, but is not limited to, prerecorded material, whether copyrighted or not copyrighted.)
• damage caused by the use of non-VHS tapes or
tapes that have not been tested and labeled for
use in two, four, six, and eight hour VHS
recorders.
• a product that is used for commercial or institutional purposes (including but not limited to rental
purposes).
WHERE IS SERVICE AVAILABLE?
Warranty service is available in all countries where
the product is officially distributed by Philips
Consumer Electronics Company. In countries where
Philips Consumer Electronics Company does not distribute the product, the local Philips service organiza-
tion will attempt to provide service (although there
may be a delay if the appropriate spare parts and
technical manual(s) are not readily available).
MAKE SURE YOU KEEP...
Please keep your sales receipt or other document
showing proof of purchase. Attach it to this owner’s
manual and keep both nearby. Also keep the original
box and packing material in case you need to return
your product.
BEFORE REQUESTING SERVICE...
Please check your owner’s manual before requesting
service. Adjustments of the controls discussed there
may save you a service call.
TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE IN U.S.A.,
PUERTO RICO OR U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...
Take the product to a Philips factory service center
(see enclosed list) or authorized service center for
repair. When the product has been repaired, you
must pick up the unit at the center. Centers may
keep defective parts.
(In U.S.A., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, all
implied warranties, including implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose,
are limited in duration to the duration of this
express warranty. Because some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty may last,
this limitation may not apply to you.)
TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE IN CANADA...
Please contact Philips at:
1-800-661-6162 (French Speaking)
1-800-363-7278 (English Speaking)
(In Canada, this warranty is given in lieu of all other
warranties. No other warranties are expressed or
implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Philips
is not liable under any circumstances for any direct,
indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages,
howsoever incurred, even if notified of the possibility
of such damages.)
REMEMBER...
Please record below the model and serial numbers
found on the product. Also, please fill out and mail
your warranty registration card promptly. It will be
easier for us to notify you if necessary.
MODEL # __________________________________
SERIAL # __________________________________
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may
have other rights which vary from state to state.
Philips Service Solutions Group, P.O. Box 555, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760,
(423) 475-8869
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Index 47
ac power cord.................................23
accessories .......................................48
ant(enna) in jack ...................6-10, 23
audio in/out jacks.......10, 23, 32, 44
automatic
playback .......................................37
rewind, eject, off........................37
batteries ..............................................5
cassette compartment...................21
ch3/ch4 switch ........................6-9, 23
channel
above 100....................................18
adding ...........................................13
deleting ........................................13
reviewing .....................................14
setup.......................................11-14
o/p buttons ...............19, 22, 37
clear button...............................19, 35
clock setting .....................................15
connections ..................................6-10
contents, table of ..............................4
controls
remote ...................................18-19
vcr ...........................................21-23
counter only mode.........................20
daylight-saving time ........................16
display panel.....................................21
duplication ........................................32
eject button......................................19
erasure prevention ...........................5
f.fwd/B button ..................19, 22, 36
front panel ........................................22
glossary..............................................44
helpful hints................................42-43
hi-fi stereo sound system .......40-41
hookups
with cable box/dbs ..................8-9
with stereo tv.............................10
without cable box/dbs ............6-7
language selection ....................11,
line input mode .................12, 32,
long play .....................................30,
lp ................................................30,
17
44
44
44
memory button ........................18, 35
menu button ....................................18
number buttons ..............................18
on-screen status displays ..............20
one-touch recording ......................27
out jack .....................................6-9, 23
pause button ....................................22
pause/still button...............19, 25, 36
play/K button ....................18, 24, 36
playing................................................24
power
button....................................18, 22
cord ..............................................23
light ...............................................21
real-time counter............................35
rear panel .........................................23
rec/otr button.............18, 22, 25, 27
rec(ord) light....................................21
recording
basic..............................................25
one channel/
watching another.......................26
timer.......................................28-31
remote control
buttons...................................18-19
sensor...........................................22
using................................................5
repeat play........................................33
rerecording ......................................32
rew(ind) button...............................22
rewind/s button ............................18
rf coaxial cable .................6-9, 32, 44
safety precautions .............................3
searching ...........................................36
second audio broadcast
receiving ...........................38-39
recording..........................38-39
sensor (remote)..............................22
slow
button ..........................................19
motion..........................................36
slp ................................................30, 44
sp ................................................30, 44
speed button....................................18
standard play.............................30, 44
status display....................................20
status/exit button.....................18, 20
stereo
broadcast
receiving ...........................38-39
recording..........................38-39
hookups ................................10, 38
still picture........................................36
stop/L button..................................19
stop/eject button ............................22
super high speed searching ..........36
super long play .........................30, 44
table of contents ...............................4
tape
duplication...................................32
eject ................................19, 22, 37
in light ..........................................21
speed .....................................30, 44
time
search button ......................18, 34
(setting)........................................15
timer
light ...............................................21
recording
cancelling................................31
checking..................................31
setting ...............................28-30
tracking..............................................37
tv
hookups ...................................6-10
position .................................19, 22
vcr position ...............................19, 22
vcr/tv
button....................................19, 22
light ...............................................21
video in/out jacks.......10, 23, 32, 44
warranty............................................46
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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
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Check to be sure the items on this page are packed
with your VCR. These accessories are provided to help
you use or set up your VCR.
Remote Control for VRZ220 4835 218 37235
Remote Control for VRZ250 4835 218 37236
Two AA Batteries 4835 138 17012
RF Coaxial Cable, 75 ohm 4835 323 27011
If any of these items are not included, or if you need
to replace an item, contact Philips Service Solutions
Group at the address below.
Philips Service Solutions Group
P.O. Box 967
Greeneville, TN 37744-0967
Or, call 1-800-851-8885.
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