LG | EC290W | LG EC290W Owner’s Manual

Video Cassette Recorder
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL: EC490SW/EC290SW
PAL
Before
connecting, operating
please
read this instruction booklet
or
adjusting this product,
carefully and completely.
Position your VCR so that no
sunlight falls directly onto it.
Precaution&fs
Informatin
bright light
Just to
or
name a
extraordinary
few
examples
of the
features:
Care should be taken not to expose your
VCR to any unnecessary vibration,
moisture, dust or heat.
electrical storms it is advisable to
During
the aerial cable and mains
damage
Do not
unplug
both
prevent accidental
to
?
Talking VCR
?
ez
to your VCR and TV.
except qualified service
remove
repaired by
personnel.
?
anyone
properly, please check
the Troubleshooting Check List (see p. 29). If your
VCR still does not operate properly, unplug it and call
-
99
Programmable
-
ACMS
Memory
System)
?
recording
placed
in
a
position
?
or
apparatus shall
splashing
such
2
as
and that
not be
no
vases, shall be
exposed to dripping
objects filled with liquids,
placed on the apparatus.
&
ICON OSD
Child Lock
?
Auto Power
?
playback
(On
& Picture Search
?
on
and
Fine still, Frame
advance & Fixed Slow
Shuttle Controls
Display)
The
on
Play
timer
(EC490SW)
to
Playback
Logic
?LP-LongPlay-
Ensure that your VCR is
allow a free flow of air.
NTSC
?
7 event/1 month
programmable
?
(B/G, D/K)
MESECAM/NTSC
PAL TV
(Automatic
Channel
your dealer.
System
(B/G, D/K)/
3.58/NTSC 4.43
-
tuner
?
PAL
Multi
SECAM
26)
Frequency synthesised
cover
expose you to very high
If your VCR does not operate
p.
Super
channel memory with
of your VCR as this can
voltage and other hazards.
the back
?
(easy) operations
(see
operate your VCR if it is damaged.
Your VCR should not be
Never
plug
Screen
functions
(EC490SW)
?
Real Time Counter
?
Quick Start function
?
Auto
Tracking System
Welcome to LG
Thank you for
buying
this LG video cassette recorder Model EC490SW/EC290SW.
2-5
Description
Advanced
Operations
Precaution & Features information
2
Instant Timer
Remote Control Location & functions
4
Timer
Your VCR's Controls
5
Display
6-14
Setting Up
to your TV
Connecting
Tuning in a video channel on your TV
How to Using the main menu
Tuning in TV Stations Automatically
Tuning in TV Stations Manually
Changing the order of TV Stations
Deleting & Selecting TV Stations
Basic
Operations
Playing a tape
CM (Commercial Message) Skip
OPR (Optimum Picture Response)
To set the Colour System
Setting
the Clock
Manually
7
8
-
Recording Using
Counter
Memory Stop
Child Lock
24
24
Automatic
10
Video Doctor
ez
TableofCnts
23
Display
9
11-12
19-20
On Screen
21-22
On Screen
Tape
6
Recording (ITR)
19-26
Memory
Power Shut-Off
(Self-Diagnosis)
25
25
26
(easy) operations
13
14
15-18
15-16
16
16
Helpful
Hints
Controlling
27-29
the TV
27
Tape Copying
28
Specifications
28
Troubleshooting Check
List
29
17
18
3
Your video recorder (VCR) is designed so that almost all of its features can be controlled from the
REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET. Some features can also be controlled from the FRONT PANEL
of the video recorder. The maximum operating distance that you may control your video recorder
is about 7.5 metres (25 feet). It must also be within an angle of 30 degrees either side of the
REMOTE SENSOR on the front of your video recorder.
RemotCnrl Locatin&fus
POWER
To switch the VCR
To control the video
EJECT
off
(see
p. 27)
TV/VCR
VCR; to monitor, view playback
Ejects tape
POWER
EJEC
or
view the VCR's tuner
or view another
programme while recording
another programme
TV; to watch TV
Displays
To control
display
on screen
selection and vertical tremble
during
picture still.
adjust the TV volume.
CLEAR
Reset tape counter to zero
LP
To select the recording speed of the
To
2. Put the two batteries
into the compartment
making sure the + and
tape
correctly
positioned.
Replace the cover.
REW
Rewinds the tape.
are
Reverse
high speed picture play.
Programme
STOP
To stop the tape
Numbered buttons
To select channels.
number information on
screen.
4
TV
To control the LG TV
MUTE
To turn the TV sound
AV/TV AV
Select input
& playback
source
OK/CLK/CNT
Calls the on screen
i(MENU)
information, channel up & down
1. To insert them, push
the tab backwards and
lift off the cover of the
handset.
CLK/CNT
on screen menu
CURSORS/PROG./VOL
To adjust tracking.
Your REMOTE CONTROL
HANDSET is powered by
two AAA type batteries.
3.
on or
VCR
To install batteries:
--
damage from possible battery leakage, remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the remote
an extended period of time. Do not use batteries of differing age or type. Always discard
To avoid
control handset for
batteries safely.
SOP
(see
on
for
p.
27)
and off
recording
display.
CM SKIP
To fast forward picture search
through 30 seconds of a
recording
REC/ITR
Starts instant
recording
P/STILL
Switches to
a still picture
FF
Winds the tape forwards
Forward high speed picture
ez
play
POWER OFF
(see
p. 26)
PLAY
To play the tape
ez REPEAT
(see
p. 26)
CHILD LOCK
Switches the Child Lock
on
and off
Each button on your VCR has the
control handset.
12
13
12
same
function
as
its
corresponding
34
567
11
REW
8.
PLAY
9.
FF
4.
5.
Remote Control Sensor
11. Channel
6.
REC/ITR
12. Audio IN socket
&
(Instant Record)
the remote
8
9
10
7.
3.
Power
on
Controls
(ON/OFF)
Stop
Tape Eject
Cassette Compartment
VCR Display
1.
2.
button
10. Pause/Still
Programme
Selectors
13. Video IN socket
5
YourVCR's
Make sure all connections are made with both your VCR and additional appliance unplugged from
the mains to avoid damaging your equipment. Connecting a VCR using a RCA lead is one of the
best ways to achieve optimum sound and picture quality from video-tape playback.
tConecting oyurTV
Aerial
The
quality of the sound and
picture can be greatly influenced
by the positioning, quality and
state of repair of your external
To
VIDEO
aerial.
OUT
To AUDIO
Back view of your VCR
OUT
A
L
AV1
A
IN
OUT
RF.OUT
To VIDEO IN
All connections
must be made
Aerial Connection
with both your
VCR and TV
Cable
unplugged
the mains.
6
from
To
AUDIO
IN
(75 ohms)
Do not try and
force the connector
into place, it should
plug in easily.
Your TV receives signals from the video recorder (VCR) like another TV station.
You have to select a channel number on your TV and tune it in so that you may watch video
tapes.
If you have used AUDIO and VIDEO cables then your TV should
video channel built into it, usually called AV.
Make
that you have
installed your
VCR as described earlier
in this book.
sure
correctly
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
Turn
on
Insert a pre-recorded
video tape into your VCR
and press PLAY on the
remote control.
already
Tune this channel until
the video picture is sharp
and the sound is clear.
If you have used a
AUDIO and VIDEO
on
cables you will not have
to tune your
your TV.
have
a
dedicated
Store this channel
your TV.
OnyourTV Videochanl Tunig a
on
You will need to look at
the TV instruction book if
you do not know how to
do this.
TV,
The output
select the AV
channel. The AV channel
is already pre-tuned for
optimum video playback
on your TV.
simply
Select a TV channel
number on which you
wish to watch video's.
POWER
EJEC
Don't worry if you don't
have a video-tape to play
at this
distorted, you
can
the transmitter
channel of your VCR.
Stages 5 8 will show
stage!
~
you how to
4, instead of seeing
change
the
output frequency of your
~
video playback tune your
TV until you see the test
pattern
of
change
If you switch your VCR
on and continue stages
3
frequency
this video recorder (VCR)
is set at UHF channel 68.
If channel 68 is already
used by another TV
station, or if the picture is
VCR.
screen.
7
Make sure that
you have correctly
installed your VCR
and successfully
tuned in a dedicated
video channel on your
TV. If you do not tune in
Only carry out stages
5~8ifyoucannot
obtain clear video playback
as
stages
1
Press PROG.
or
the front of your VCR
for more than 4 seconds.
Press PROG.
or
select another video
channel.
RF68 will appear in the
You may select any
channel number between
28 and 68.
on
4.
~
Select a TV channel
number on which you
wish to watch video's.
dedicated video
channel on your TV you
will be unable to view
and record video tapes!
Select a TV channel
number on which you
wish to watch video's.
described in
VCR
a
to
Make sure that your VCR
is in standby by pressing
POWER on the remote
display.
Tune this channel so that
the test pattern screen
appears.
You can also set it to
"OFF" if there is any
interference when your
TV is connected to the
VCR with a RCA lead.
control. (only the clock
will be displayed.)
Store this channel
your TV.
on
Press POWER on the
front of your VCR when
you have finished.
8
This VCR can
The menus
Switch
on your TV set
and video recorder by
pressing
the POWER
button.
be programmed by using the menus displayed on
controlled from the REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET.
easily
are
Press i button.
The main
appear
on
menu
screen.
Press F and G to select
Press i to
the desired
menus
menu.
will
the TV
remove
Usingthemau
the
from the TV
screen.
screen.
Press OK and press D
E to select.
or
MENU
TV
VCR
MUTE
VCR
PROG
POWER
EJEC
PROG
TV/ VCR
VCR
TV
CLK/CNT
MUTE
K
VOL
CMSKP
PROG
PROG
CLK/CNT
VOL
LP
12
REC PSET
R
Pr-12
TIME
ACMS DATE
S
OP
P/STLLREC
ON
TR
TV
VOL
VCR
SYSTEM
Dr.
REC
AB fOSD
C
MUTE
MENU
VOL
CLEAR
TV
TV
TV
CLK/CNT
MENU
TALK
OSD OFF VCR
OKi
OPR
How to
LANGUAGE
SELECTION
O
O
O
O
O
O
REC
Timer
recording setting (see p. 21 to 22).
tuning setting (see p. 11 to 12).
ACMS ACMS (Automatic Channel Memory System) (see p. 10).
TIME DATE Date & clock setting (see p. 18).
SYSTEM To set the Colour TV System (see p. 17).
Dr. To check a problem with your VCR (see p. 25).
-
PR SET
-
Manual
O
ABC OSD
O
F.OSD ON/OFF
-
To
-
-
O TALK VCR
O
OPR
(Please
-
To
note
You
-
can
select the
language
among
English,
Russian, Deutsch,
A voice tells you how to use the features in the
Francais
if TALK VCR is ON
(English only).
improve
playback picture (see p. 16).
you may only see OPR when playing a tape.)
menus
-
-
-
change the language setting for OSD (see right).
To display the operational mode of your VCR
(see p. 23).
the
9
and Polski.
signal is weak your VCR may not detect the necessary information and will be and to
correctly. To overcome this problem please turn to the MANUAL TUNING section on page
If the TV broadcast
store them
11 to 12.
Tunig n TVstaion Automaicly
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
on
Press OK
Press i.
will
the TV screen.
The main
appear
menu
on
again to start
tuning
The TV station table will
the automatic
appear when
process.
complete.
Press F or G to select
the ACMS.
Press i to
tuning
save
is
your
settings.
Press OK.
CLK/CNT
POWER
EJEC
SOP
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
RC/
SOP
01
C02
00
PR-01
01
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
00
PR-02
02
C03
00
PR-02
03
C04
00
PR-03
03
C04
00
PR-03
04
C05
00
PR-04
05
C06
00
PR-05
06
C07
00
PR-06
07
C08
00
08
C09
00
ACMS
S
Pr-12
ACMS
10
OK i
E
Pr-12
ACMS
i
PSET
R
PR-07
PR-08
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
,
OKi
areas of the country broadcast signals may be too weak for your VCR's automatic tuning
process to find or assign TV stations correctly.
You must tune in these weaker broadcast stations manually in order for your VCR to store
them.
In certain
Press i.
will
the TV screen.
The main
appear
menu
on
Press F or G to select
the PR SET.
Press OK.
Press i.
Press AV to select C
TV station table will
(Standard stations)
(Cable stations):
C00
appear.
-
C70, S01
S41.
K
VOL
it locates
Press D
OP
PROG
TV
CLK/CNT
K
VOL
P/STLL
CLEAR
LP
CMSKP
S
OP
P/STLL REC
TR
POWER O
CMSKP
S
OP
MENU
ez
P/STLL REC
TV
K
VOL
VOL
CLEAR
CMSKP
Enter the channel
number of station that
you want to tune with the
numbered buttons or
useDorEtofindthe
required station.
PROG
LP
CH
MFT
STATION
C02
00
PR-01
CHANNEL/CABLE
REPEA
PROG
TR
CLK/CNT
P
SET
R
VOL
PROG
PLA
ez
PROG
01
K
VOL
TR
LP
VOL
TV
CLK/CNT
REC
CLEAR
REW
Press OK.
PROG
adjust.
MENU
VOL
MENU
PR
E to
or
CMSKP
S
stop when
station.
Press G to select MFT.
PROG
LP
will
a
TV
CLK/CNT
CLEAR
(for
Searching
S
PROG
Press D or E to select
the programme number
you want to tune.
example, PR 09)
-
or
Manuly TVstaion Tuni g n
:
OP
REC
P/STLL
TR
01
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
00
PR-02
03
C04
00
PR-03
04
C05
00
PR-04
PR
CH
MFT
05
C06
00
PR-05
09
C10
00
06
C07
00
PR-06
07
C08
00
08
C09
00
AV
i
S
PSET
R
STATION
PR-07
PR-08
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
CHANNEL/CABLE
PSET
R
,
:
AV
i
OKi
11
TV
Press G to select
PressDorEtoselecta
You
STATION
station
station name manually
rather than using the
station
placement.
"standard"
Press i
again.
that you
your TV
so
may name
station.
name
from the
list.
Press OK to select it.
Press OK.
The TV station
name
list
If your station name
isn't on the list do not
press OK, but go to
will appear.
stage
7.
can
change
a
names.
Press G.
Press i, confirm the
new TV station has
been tuned into your
VCR.
Your
now
Press D or E to select
letters and numbers for
the
new
station
name.
If you wish to
manually
tune other stations
PressForGtomove
back and forth between
1
repeat stages
-
8.
characters.
Press OK.
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
SOP
SOP
SOP
10
11
PR
CH
MFT
PR
CH
MFT
PR
CH
MFT
09
C10
00
09
C10
00
09
C10
00
STATION
12
13
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
15
--
--
16
--
--
14
-----
-----
MOVE:
PSET
R
PSET
R
PSET
R
PSET
R
DELETE:
,
tuning TV stations into your VCR you may wish to change the order in which they are stored
having to retune them against! The instructions given on this page will show you how
you can simply move them into your desired order.
After
without
Press i.
Press i.
The main
appear
will
the TV screen.
menu
on
Press D
Press D or E to select
Press F or G to select
the PR SET.
the programme number
you want to move (for
example, PR 03).
Press OK.
Press G.
or
E to select
the programme number
you want to move to
example, PR 05).
(for
TVstaion theord f Changi
Press OK.
The selected programme
will be moved to the new
programme number.
If you wish to move other
TV stations repeat
1
stages
-
Press i to
4.
remove
the
CLK/CNT
from the TV
menus
screen.
SOP
01
CLK/CNT
C02
00
02
C03
00
PR-02
03
C04
00
PR-03
PR-01
04
00
05
C05
C06
00
PR-04
PR-05
06
C07
00
PR-06
07
C08
00
08
C09
00
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
PR-07
PR-08
SOP
SOP
PSET
R
:
,
OKi
C02
00
PR-01
01
C02
00
PR-01
C03
C04
00
PR-02
PR-03
02
C03
00
03
00
STATION
04
05
00
PR-04
PR-05
00
MFT
00
PR-02
PR-04
PR-05
CH
C05
C06
C05
C06
00
PR-03
00
PR-01
05
C04
C02
06
C07
00
PR-06
06
C07
00
PR-06
07
C08
00
PR-07
07
C08
00
PR-07
08
C09
00
PR-08
08
C09
00
PR-08
CHANNEL/CABLE
PSET
R
DELETE
02
04
PR
:
01
03
01
MOVE
:
00
01
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
00
03
00
04
C05
C06
00
PR-02
PR-03
PR-04
05
C04
00
PR-05
06
C07
00
PR-06
07
C08
00
08
C09
00
AV
i
PSET
R
OKi
P SET
R
OKi
PSET
R
PR-07
PR-08
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
,
OKi
13
After tuning TV stations into your VCR you may wish to delete a station.
The instructions given on this page will show you how easily delete any unwanted TV stations.
SDelting& elcting TVStaions
Press i.
Press i.
The main
will
the TV screen.
menu
on
appear
Press F or G to select
the PR SET.
How to selecting
Stored TV
stations:
Press i to
Press F.
menus
Press D
or
E to select
the programme number
you want to delete.
(for example,
PR
After
a
short while, the
screen.
deleted.
If you wish to delete
other TV stations repeat
The
stages
following stations are
automatically.
1
-
4.
resorted
Stored TV stations
be selected in
either of two ways.
Press PROG. D or E to
select different stations
that are tuned into your
VCR.
can
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
SOP
SOP
You may also directly
select stations using the
numbered buttons on
the remote control.
PR
01
CH
MFT
STATION
00
PR-01
CHANNEL/CABLE
PSET
R
CLOC
K
14
SOP
SOP
C02
:
01
C02
00
PR-01
01
C02
00
02
C03
00
C03
00
PR-02
00
03
C06
00
PR-03
04
C05
C06
00
PR-02
PR-03
PR-04
02
03
04
C04
00
PR-04
05
C04
00
PR-05
05
C07
00
PR-05
06
C07
00
PR-06
06
C08
00
07
C08
00
PR-07
07
C09
00
08
C09
00
PR-08
08
AV
i
PSET
R
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
--
PR-01
PR-06
PR-07
--
-----
MOVE:
,
OKi
the
selected station will be
03)
Press OK.
remove
from the TV
PSET
R
DELETE
:
,
OKi
You will only be able to load and eject video cassettes when your VCR is plugged into the mains.
Your VCR may also playback recordings from NTSC tapes (on PAL TV).
a better
Getting
a tape
picture
When a cassette is inserted and playback started, the automatic tracking function works to get
the best possible picture automatically. If the quality of the recording is poor, repeatedly press
or
on the remote control to manually adjust the tracking until any distortions have been
removed.
Make
that you have
correctly connected your
VCR as described earlier
in this book.
Turn
sure
on
Press PLAY to start
Press P/STILL to still
playing
picture.
your tape.
(EC490SW).
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
on
EJEC
MUTE
Insert the video cassette
into your VCR.
automatically.
AUTO TRACKING
be paused for
up to 5 minutes. After 5
minutes your VCR will
stop the tape to prevent
damaging the tape or
your VCR
Tapes
should have the window
side facing up and the
arrow facing away from
you.
cally adjust the tracking
give the best picture
quality.
to
Picture search:
During playing back
press either FF or REW
to this will enable you to
the tape.
can
.
Your VCR will automatiThe video cassette
your tape.
rapidly wind the tape (7
times normal playback)
see where you are on
SOP
If you load a video
cassette which has had
its record protection tab
removed playback of the
cassette will start
Press PLAY to continue
playing
Press P/STILL
repeatedly to advance
the tape frame by frame
your TV.
POWER
a
Still picture quality can
be improved slightly by
pressing D or
(EC490SW).
Logic search:
During fast forwarding or
rewinding press and hold
FF or REW the picture
will be played back at 7
times normal playback
speed.
E
CLK/CNT
SOP
15
Playing
only continue for about 3 minutes, after which your VCR will return to normal
playback. During picture search, logic search, and CM Skip the sound is muted and there will
some noise streaks on the picture.
Picture search will
Playing tpe
Slow motion
Press STOP to end
Shuttle
playback.
playback,
(EC490SW):
During playing back or
picture press F or
still
You
can
CMSKP
PROG
G.
LP
S
OP
REW
reach the
following playback
speeds.
(-7xplay, -3xplay, -play,
still, 1/19 slow, play,
2xplay, 7xplay)
To switch off the slow
motion and shuttle, press
the desired function.
P/STLL
REC
TR
PLA
CM
(Commercial
Message) Skip:
OPR (Optimum
Picture Response):
This feature enables you
during playback of a tape
to skip a commercial
break in a few seconds,
then resume normal
This feature
slow motion and
shuttle, the noise bars
may appear
on
the
picture according
status of
tape.
If distortions
in the
to the
can
be
seen
picture, reduce
them with D or E.
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automatically
improves playback
picture quality by
adjusting your VCR to
the condition of the tape.
playback.
Press i.
Press EJECT.
POWER
TV/ VCR
EJEC
VCR
TV
MUTE
While tape is playing
press CM SKIP on the
Press F
remote control to
OPR.
commercial
MENU
skip
(or another
material).
programme
or
G to select
Press OK.
K
VOL
VOL
CLEAR
During
be
If the end of the
tape is
reached, your VCR will
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stop playback automatically,
rewind, stop, eject the
tape and place itself into
Repeatedly
press
CM SKIP to
skip:
power off mode.
1 Press
30 seconds
2 Press
60 seconds
3 Press
4 Press
90 seconds
5 Press
150 seconds
6 Press
180 seconds
OSD OFF
Pr-12
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VCR
OFF
SOFT
SHARP
VC
TIME
ACMS DATE
SYSTEM
D
Press D
to select:
or
OPR
i
OPR
E
repeatedly
OFF, SOFT
or
SHARP.
Please note you may
OPR when
playing
a
only
tape.
see
120 seconds
Press i to remove menus
from the TV screen.
PAL
Press i.
The main
menu
Press F
or
play
or
screen.
G to select
NTSC PB:
Allows PAL
Use when
or
MESECAM
the SYSTEM and press
OK.
Press D
PAL:
E to select
to the
Use when
COLOUR
system used.
Press i to
remove
signals
playing
the
from the TV
receiving
or use
back
a
PAL
when
tape
recorded in PAL system.
MESECAM:
screen.
Use when
signals
playing
PROG
TV
CLK/CNT
K
VOL
CLEAR
VOL
CMSKP
back
a
or use
back
NTSC 3.58: Use when
recording NTSC
signals.
TV.
NTSC 4.43: Use when
Use when
playing
back
a
recording NTSC
signals.
tape recorded in the
NTSC system in 3.58
mode.
NTSC 4.43:
receiving
MESECAM
MENU
playing
tape recorded in the
NTSC system on PAL
NTSC 3.58:
according
menus
Set NTSC to record
(Line Recording)
AUTO:
signals to be
distinguished automatically.
or
settings
During playback:
will
the TV
on
appear
NTSC
settings
To record
a
when
tape
Use when
playing
back
a
tape recorded in the
NTSC system in 4.43
mode.
recorded in MESECAM
PROG
LP
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VCR
TIME
DATE
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The clock in your VCR controls time and date
Setinghclok
Manuly
Use the numbered
on the remote
control to alter the
Press i.
buttons
Press F
or
G to select
TIME DATE.
settings
for your VCR.
If you make a mistake
press F or G and enter
the correct details.
HOURS, MINUTES,
DAY, MONTH and
Press OK.
YEAR.
CLK/CNT
Please note your VCR
24 hour clock.
e.g. 1pm will be
displayed as 13:00.
Press i.
Your new clock settings
are stored and will
appear on your video
recorder's display.
uses a
The
day
SOP
CLK/CNT
of the week will
appear automatically
when you enter the year.
CLK/CNT
CLEAR
SOP
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DATE
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Your VCR allows you to make recordings using a
Instant Timer Recording (ITR) start recording
video cassette
Make
that you have
connected your
VCR as described earlier
in this book.
sure
runs
of time
or
until the
out.
Insert
video cassette
tab into
your VCR.
a
correctly
with
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
The video cassette
should have the window
side facing up and the
arrow facing away from
on
variety of simple methods:
immediately for a set period
protection
Press PROG.
or
to
select the programme
number you wish to
record.
CLK/CNT
If you wish to record
external video from a sky
decoder or satellite
receiver using the VIDEO
IN and AUDIO IN set the
pre-set number to "AV1"
or
"AV2"
by pressing
the
"AV" button.
you.
SOP
POWER
EJEC
You may also directly
select programme
number using the
numbered buttons on
the remote control.
If you do not
wish to record
CLK/CNT
tape (this
happen
quite easily by
accident!)
on a
can
AV 1 Sound and Picture
recording using the
VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN
on the back of your VCR.
remove
the
protection tab on
the back edge of
AV 2 Sound and Picture
the video
cassette.
the
VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN
recording using
on
IRecording(ITR) nstaTimer
It is possible to
record on a
video cassette
with the record
protection tab
the front of your VCR.
removed by
covering the
hole with self
adhesive tape.
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Your VCR incorporates Long Play (LP) which enables you to record up to twice the amount
of time on a video cassette. For example an E-180 will record up to 180 minutes using
Standard Play (SP); using LP you will be able to record up to 360 minutes. Please note
there will be a slight loss in picture and sound quality when using LP.
Press LP if you wish to
record in Long Play or
Standard Play.
Remember you
can record one
programme while
watching another
by starting your
instant recording, press
SP will
TV/VCR to select TV
ty, however LP will pro-
mode and then selecting
a different channel on
your TV.
vide twice
produce improved
picture and sound qualias much
time as SP.
SPorLPwillbe
displayed in your VCR
display to let you know
which you have selected.
recording
EJEC
Press REC/ITR to start
recording.
Press P/STILL to avoid
recording unwanted
Press STOP to end
recording.
scenes.
RECORD will appear
the TV screen.
Press EJECT.
on
Press P/STILL to continue
Press REC/ITR several
times. Each successive
press will increase the
record time by 30 minutes
until you reach a
maximum of 9 hours.
recording.
Tapes
paused for
up to 5 minutes; RECP
will be displayed when a
can
be
tape is paused. After 5
minutes your VCR will
stop recording
damaging
to
prevent
the tape
your VCR.
or
EJECT will appear on the
screen for a few
seconds.
TV
If the end of the tape is
reached, your VCR will
stop recording
automatically, rewind,
stop, eject the tape and
place
itself into power off.
SOP
POWER
SOP
SOP
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SOP
EJEC
You may set up to seven timer record events within one month of the current date PLEASE
NOTE! before setting the timer make sure that you have set the VCR clock correctly and
you know which stations you have tuned TV stations on your VCR.
Insert
video cassette
tab into
your VCR.
with
a
The video cassette
should have the window
side
Press OK to start
Press i.
protection
facing up and
facing away
arrow
setting
Press F
REC.
G to select
or
When
1
the timer record event.
-
selecting
TUsingOScreDplay imercodng
stations
9, press 0 first, then
the channel number (for
example Stations 3).
CLK/CNT
You may also select
Channels by pressing
or . Once selected
Press OK.
the
from
RC/
SOP
press
you.
G.
Press the numbered
CLK/CNT
buttons to enter the
station that you wish to
record.
SOP
If you wish to record external
video from a sky decoder or
satellite receiver using the
VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN set
the pre-set number to "AV1"
or "AV2" by pressing the
CLK/CNT
"AV" button
SOP
on
the remote
control.
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If at
later date you wish to delete or change any of the settings in timer event memory you may
without having to enter all the timer event information again. Simply display the timer
event screen. Press D or E to select the event that you wish to delete or change.
Press F to delete the event...or
Press OK to change; then press F or G to select; Station, Date, Start and End times and LP.
Press D or E to enter the correct information.
If Timer record
events
Make
sure
that the
preset times of the
timer
not
recording events
overlap. If they do,
do
the earlier programme
will always be given
priority.
Example:
Programme 1 is
programmed to start
a
do
Overlap...
so
Press the numbered
Press the numbered
Press G to select the
Check that the timer
buttons to enter the date
buttons to enter the
recording speed.
event details are correct.
of the programme.
recording start and end
times of the programme
that you wish to
record.
at
16:00 and end at 17:00.
Programme 2 is
programmed to start
E to select
(SP, IP,
LP).
or
If you press OK before
the date you
may select one of the
following automated
recording features. Press
F or G to select, then
press OK to confirm.
entering
If PLEASE CHECK is
DLY To record every day
(except Saturday and
Sunday) at the same
time.
recorded.)
PROGRAMME 1
17:00
17:30
PR
SBS
PROGRAMME 2
will not be
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as 13:00.
You may also select the
the start and end times
by pressing
you have
entered incorrect
displayed,
and will need to re-enter
the data.
Press POWER to switch
your VCR
displayed
POWER
Standby.
EJEC
CLK/CNT
.
or
To record at the
time every week.
DATE
the
program.
Weekly
same
16:30
complete recording
Please note your VCR
uses a 24 hour clock.
e.g. 1pm will be
Press i twice.
speed
much tape is left and
switches speed from SP
to LP, if necessary, to
at
(In this case, Programme
1 will be recorded in its
entirety, but only the last
30 minutes of
Programme 2 will be
(This portion
recorded.)
or
IP mode determines how
16:30 and end at 17:30.
16:00
Press D
the desired tape
SOP
PR
DATE
TIME
SBS
16
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SP
::
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DATE
TIME
SBS
16
1900
::
2000
SP
::
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SP
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TIMER will appear in the
video recorder's display
while your VCR waits to
make the recording.
You may easily display the current time or tape counter, amount of tape left, day, month, year, day
of week, programme channel, and operational mode of your VCR will appear on the TV screen.
If a recording is taking place these On Screen Displays will not be recorded onto the tape.
Press OK/CLK/CNT to
Press OK/CLK/CNT
display.
again to
displays
remove
OnScreDisplay
all
from the TV
screen.
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
SOP
VCR Function/
Tape Speed/
System
STOP
Channel
Programme
OP
SVT 2
SP
AUTO
1.1.2002 TUE
Day/Month/
Year/Day of
Week
12:00
Clock/Tape
Counter &
Amount of
Tape Left
Press OK/CLK/CNT
If you have set
the OSD
repeatedly to cycle
through the display
options. The tape
ON/OFF to OFF
in the main menu,
counter and amount of
tape left will appear if
there is a tape loaded.
function
OSD(On
Display) will not
displayed.
Screen
be
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Digital Tape Counter can be
displayed on your TV screen instead of
the time by pressing OK/CLK/CNT on
the remote control. The Digital Tape
Counter indicates the relative positions
recordings on the tape.
The control buttons on the front of the VCR
can be switched off so that your VCR
can only be operated using the remote
control.
The
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ChildLock
Press OK/CLK/CNT.
Press STOP when
Press CLEAR to set the
playback
complete.
counter to 0:00:00.
or
recording
of
Press C.LOCK.
or
start
SAFE will appear
Press REW.
screen
for
a
on
OFF will appear in your
seconds.
video recorder's
for
The tape will rewind and
automatically
stop when
the counter returns to
SAFE will appear in your
video recorder's
for
a
display
few seconds.
0:00:00.
None of the buttons
on
the front of your VCR will
CLK/CNT
work
SOP
SOP
(except EJECT).
If any buttons on the front
of your VCR are pressed
SAFE will appear in your
video recorder's display
and on the TV screen for
a
24
to
the
few
recording.
The tape counter will
display the actual play
time in hours, minutes
and seconds.
again
switch off the child lock.
TV
Press PLAY
Press C.LOCK
is
few seconds.
a
display
few seconds.
Automatic
Memory Shut-Off
This feature of your VCR enables you to
switch off your VCR automatically after
Self-Diagnosis (VIDEO DOCTOR)
This feature informs you that there is a
problem with your VCR. These error
messages will appear on the TV screen
and in your video recorder's display.
tape rewind has been completed.
Press POWER
during
tape rewind.
POWER
The tape will rewind to
the beginning and your
VCR will automatically
switch itself off.
Switch
your VCR.
on
PressDorEtochecka
problem.
Press i.
Press F
Dr.
or
G to select
HEAD STATUS
O PLEASE CLEAN:
Clean your video
heads.
EJEC
Press OK.
TAPE STATUS
O NOT RECORDABLE:
Insert a tape with its
protection tab in place
NO. OF TIMER PROGRAMME
O
2Shows the number of
timer
recording.
NEXT TIMER PROGRAMME
OPR-01 26 10:00~11:00SP
Shows the current status
of timer recording.
CLK/CNT
Press i.
SOP
VCR
VIDEO DOCTOR
Dr.
AERIAL CONNECTION
HEAD STATUS
TAPE STATUS
NO. OF TIMER PROGRAMME
NEXT TIMER PROGRAMME
OK
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ez(easy) operations
(easy)
"Stop
Off
ez
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is
power off
Rewind
:
The sequence of
Power
Eject
If you press PLAY, REW, EJECT or
REC/ITR button when the power of this
operated automatically by pressing
POWER OFF.
unit is off and a tape is inserted. The
power turns on automatically and then
the appropriate operation will work as
below.
(easy) repeat : By pressing & holding
ez REPEAT during play back, the holding
section is replayed twice automatically.
ez
ez
(easy)
power off
During play back press
ez POWER OFF.
ez
(easy) repeat
During play back, press
& hold ez REPEAT at the
point where repeat play
is to be concluded.
Then, your VCR will go
into reverse search.
Your VCR will be operated as the following ;
The
holding section
replayed twice
automatically.
is
EJECT
Pressing
ez
REPEAT
OFF
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Operation
PLAY
Power On
Play
FF
Power On
Fast-forward the tape
REW
Power On
Rewind the tape
EJECT
Eject
REC/ITR
Power On
a
again
during repeat
play, will return to
normal play.
back the tape
Power Off
the tape
Enter pause record mode
cassette with no
the cassette will be
Release ez REPEAT at
the point where repeat
play is to start.
POWER
Press
If
STOP
REWIND
(easy) operation
ez
safety
tab is loaded,
ejected automatically.
Your remote control is capable of operating your VCR as well
Follow the instructions below to operate for your LG TV.
Before
the remote
using
control, press the VCR
The POWER,
Setting
TV button to select the
PROG.(D/E),
VOL(F/G), MUTE
and
device to be
TV AV buttons
remote
or
operated.
control
To switch the remote
are
on
O
controlling LG
TV.
control mode
a
different
(to operate
device), be
to press the VCR
TV button first.
sure
O
activated for
O
or
O
POWER
EJEC
MENU
CLK/CNT
as
limited functions of LG TV.
the TV
Remote Control Codes for LG TV
This remote control supports two remote control
codes for LG TV: Code 1 and Code 2.
When the unit is shipped from the factory, the
remote control is set to Code 1.
If your LG TV is not operated, set the remote
control to Code 2.
To set the remote control to Code 2, hold down
both the TV button and "2" number button on the
remote control. (If the batteries in the remote
control are replaced while the remote control is set
to Code 2, the setting will revert Code 1.)
To set the remote control back to Code 1, hold
down both the TV button and "1" number button
on the remote control.
If the remote control does not operate your
particular TV, try one of the other code or use
the remote control originally supplied with the
LG TV.
CLK/CNT
SOP
Due to the variety of codes used by manufacturer, OUR
COMPANY cannot guarantee that the remote control will
operate every model of the LG TV.
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Contrling
A second VCR (for tape copying) should be
connected to the AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN
terminals on the front of your VCR or from
the back of your VCR. Remember to
select the appropriate audio/video mode
by pressing the AV button on the remote
control.
TapeCoying Specifatons
General
Power
Power
110-240V~,50/60Hz.
consumption
Video Head
System
Tape speed
Tape format
Maximum recording
time
Rewind time
Dimensions
Back view of your VCR
Place the blank video tape
that you wish to record ON
into this VCR
12 Watts (Energy saving
mode: 3 Watts)
Double azimuth 4 heads, helical
Approx.
scanning (EC490SW).
Rotary 2 heads, helical scanning
(EC290SW).
23.39 mm/sec (SP mode)/
11.69 mm/sec (LP mode).
Tape width 12.7 mm (0.5 inch).
4 hours (SP mode, E-240 tape)/
8 hours (LP mode, E-240 tape).
Approx. 65(±10) sec.(E-180 tape).
360x94.5x230mm(WxHxD)
3.2 Kg.
Weight
Operating temperature 5oC 35oC
Less than 80%.
Operating humidity
24 hours display type.
Timer
-
AAL
AV1
AUDIO
IN
OUT
RF.OUT
VIDEO
Video
Television
All connections
must be made with
both your VCR's
and TV unplugged
from the mains
Recording format
RCA Lead
IfyouuseaRCA
lead picture quality
will be improved
RF
RF
Reception
Output
Input level
Output
The
design and
specifications are
subject to change
VIDEO OUT
system
Back view of playing VCR
Place the video tape that you
wish to record FROM into
this VCR
without notice.
Signal
level
to noise ratio
UHF 28-68
Audio
Input level
AUDIO IN
level
Track
Unauthorised
recording
of
copyrighted
TV programmes, film, video
rights of copyright
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PAL (B/G, D/K)/SECAM (B/G, D/K)
colour signal
PAL/MESECAM/NTSC 3.58/
NTSC 4.43
PAL B/G, SECAM B/G
PAL G
VIDEO IN (RCA type)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, unbalanced
VIDEO OUT (RCA type)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, unbalanced
More than 43 dBm.
RF Modulator
Output
cassettes and other materials may infringe the
owners and be contrary to copyright laws
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields)
Frequency response
Signal to noise ratio
(Adjustable)
(RCA type)
-6.0 dBm, more than 47 kohms
-6.0 dBm, less than 1 kohms
Mono track
100 Hz-10 kHz (-6/+3 dBm)
More than 43 dB (at SP mode)
Video Head
Cleaning
accumulating on the head after a long period of time can cause the playback
picture to become blurred or broken up. High quality video cassette tapes will not normally
deposit dirt onto the video head, but old or damaged tapes might.
Clean the video heads with a commercially available video heads cleaning tape.
Dirt
Check
Symptom
No
picture
no
sound
&
Is the mains
No
playback
poor
picture
Symptom
in and switched on?
Is the cassette compartment
cassette
Try another channel, maybe a weak signal.
Check aerial is it plugged in? Check aerial, is the
lead broken or damaged?
cannot be
Are you
round?
dedicated channel
a
on
your TV to
programmes
cannot be
recorded
trying
empty?
to insert the cassette the
Remote
Is the mains
control does
Is the VCR switched
plug plugged
in and switched on?
on
not work
Check the batteries in remote control.
The
Is the video cassette
Check
the
out Automatic
Are the TV channels tuned in
Tuning again
properly?
Have you tried using another cassette?
Can you minimise the noise bars to an acceptable
level with the D
or
of
between your VCR and TV connected?
Are the TV channels tuned in properly; are
damaged, have you tried
top
playback using another one?
Adjust the horizontal control on your TV.
picture is
Check aerial is it plugged into VCR?
unstable
Check aerial, is the lead broken or damaged?
Check for local interference
E buttons?
Can you get a picture on the TV?
Are the aerial leads and special RF connector lead
right way
inserted
If you have used a RCA lead to connect your VCR
and TV have you selected the AV channel on your
TV?
tuning, carry
CheckList
points
Video
plug plugged
Auto
TV
Check
Is the TV switched on?
Have you tuned in
watch video on?
or
points
Play
does not
Has the
safety
tab been removed from the video
cassette?
work
they tuned
in order?
Has the
safety
tab on the video cassette been
removed to prevent
Try another station,
Check aerial is it
recording?
maybe a weak signal
plugged into TV?
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Troubleshting
P/N:3834RP0072T
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