LG | BC490W | LG BC490W Owner’s Manual

Video Cassette Recorder
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL: BC490W/BC290W
PAL
CH01
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.
Precautions&f
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
plug
to
unplug
both
?
prevent accidental
to your VCR and TV.
?
channel memory with
Do not
operate your VCR if it is damaged.
Your VCR should not be repaired by anyone
except qualified service personnel.
Never
remove
the back
of your VCR as this
voltage and other
cover
expose you to very high
hazards. If your VCR does not operate properly,
please check the Troubleshooting Check List (see
can
28). If your VCR still does not operate
properly, unplug it and call your dealer.
(easy) operations
(see p. 26)
Programmable 80
ez
?
?
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Ensure that your VCR is
a free flow of air.
allow
2
placed
in
a
position
to
Energy Saving function
playback on PAL
NTSC
TV
?
Logic
& Picture Search
?
Child Lock
tuner
?
Auto Head Cleaner
ACMS
?
Auto Power
?
Frame advance & Slow
(Automatic
Channel Memory
System)
timer
Shuttle Controls
(BC490W)
Long Play
recording & playback
ICON OSD (On Screen
Display)
-
-
on
and
Play
motion functions
7 event/1 month
?LP
?
?
Frequency synthesised
programmable
p.
?
(BC490W)
?
Still function
?
Real Time Counter
?
Quick Start function
?Auto
Tracking System
Welcome to LG
Thank you for
buying
this LG video cassette recorder Model BC490W/BC290W.
2-5
Description
Advanced
Operations
Precautions & features
2
Instant Timer
Remote Control Location & function
4
Timer
Your VCR's Controls
5
Display
6-14
Setting Up
to
Connecting
Tuning
in
a
TV & Camcorder
video channel
a
your TV
How to
use
Tuning
in TV Stations
Automatically
Tuning
in TV Stations
Manually
Basic
&
Selecting
TV Stations
a
Picture
Setting
the Colour
Setting
the Clock
23
On Screen
23
Child Lock
Automatic
13
Response)
Display
Counter
9
11-12
19-20
On Screen
Energy Saving
Tape
Memory Stop
24
24
Memory
Video Doctor
ez
TableofCnts
19-26
21-22
10
Power Shut-Off
(Self-Diagnosis)
(easy) Operations
25
25
26
14
15-16
tape
(Optimum
8
-
Recording using
Helpful
(Commercial Message) Skip
OPR
6
7
15-18
Operations
Playing
CM
menu
the order of TV Stations
Changing
Deleting
the main
on
Recording (ITR)
16
16
System
17
Manually
18
Hints
27-28
27
Tape Copying
27
Specifications
Troubleshooting
Check List
28
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&Fu
To avoid
batteries
POWER
and off
EJECT
Ejects tape
on
EJECT
POWER
Reset
tape
CURSORS
CLEAR
counter to zero
During playback, tracking control
on screen display
To control
CLEAR
OK/CLOCK/TAPE COUNTER
Calls the on screen display.
PAUSE/STILL
Switches to a still picture
REW
Rewinds the
Reverse
Your REMOTE CONTROL
HANDSET is powered by
two AA type batteries.
REW
tape
STOP
REC/
ITR
123
recording
Numbered buttons
To select channels.
number information on
TV/VCR
monitor, view playback or
VCR;
view the VCR's tuner
TV; to watch TV or view another
programme while recording
another programme
FF
PLAY
456
ez
AA
PLAY
To play the
tape
STOP
To stop the
tape
p.
26)
play
TV/VCR
0
CM SKIP
AV
LP
AUDIO/VIDEO MODE
Select input source for
C.LOCK
ez
POWER OFF
CM SKIP
To fast forward picture search
through 30 seconds of a recording
ez
REPEAT
LP
To select the
the tape
ez
REPEAT
(see
p.
26)
recording
recording speed
CHILD LOCK
Switches the Child Lock
POWER OFF
(see
4
on screen menu
FF
Winds the tape forwards
Forward high speed picture
789
to
correctly
positioned.
Replace the cover.
& down
selection.
iDisplays
P/STILL
screen.
are
AA
i
CLK/CNT
REC/ITR
Programme
information, channel up
OK
high speed picture play
Starts instant
1. To insert them, push
the tab backwards and
lift off the cover of the
handset.
2. Put the two batteries
into the compartment
making sure the + and
3.
possible battery leakage, remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the remote
period of time. Do not use batteries of differing age or type. Always discard
extended
an
safely.
Switches the VCR
To install batteries:
--
from
damage
control handset for
on
of
and off
Each button
your VCR has the
on
same
function
as
its
corresponding
button
on
the
remote control handset.
Power
Stop & Tape
Eject
Cassette
Controls
REW
Compartment
PLAY
FF
STOP/
POWER
Video IN
terminal
EJECT
AV2
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
REC/ITR
PROG.
Pause/Still
OPR
(BC490W)
Audio IN
terminal
(BC490W)
Channel
Programme
Selectors
Mains
Lead
VCR
Display
Remote
Sensor
OPR
REC/ITR
(see p.16)
Audio IN/OUT Video IN/OUT
Terminals
Terminals
Aerial Terminal
(Connect to the aerial
using this terminal)
AERIAL
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUT
RF.OUT
IN
AV1
RF.OUT
(Connect to your TV
using this terminal)
5
YourVCR's
Make
sure all connections are made with both
your VCR and additional appliance
unplugged from the mains to avoid
TConecting oaV& Camcorde
Make sure all connections are made with
both your VCR and camcorder
unplugged from the mains to avoid
damaging your equipment. To make
connecting your camcorder easier we
have designed the Audio IN and Video
IN terminals on the front panel of your
damaging your equipment. Connecting a
using a RCA lead is one of the best
ways to achieve optimum sound and picture
quality from video-tape playback.
VCR
VCR(BC490W).
Aerial
The
quality of the sound and
picture can be greatly influenced
by the positioning, quality and
state of repair of your external
aerial.
STOP/
POWER
Using your
will
please
follow
TV
AUDIO IN
VIDEO
RF.OUT
IN
appliances
unplugged
AV1
To VIDEO IN
Audio Lead
from the
stations,
mains.
stages 3 to 4
(see p.
To
shown "ACMS"
AUDIO IN
10).
Video Lead
ACMS
Pr-12
ACMS
OKi
6
PROG.
OUT
with all
first time.
tuning
AV2
VIDEO IN
L
AUDIO
just
EJECT
connec-
be made
screen when you
connected your
video recorder for the very
as
VIDEO
tions must
display
the TV
To make
OUT
OUT
All
Following picture
have
To
VCR very first
time
on
To AUDIO
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 connect a monitor or a TV set equipped with RCA terminal this
necessary, simply select the AV mode on your TV.
Make
that you have
installed
correctly
your
VCR as described earlier
video
in this book.
remote control.
sure
Insert
a
pre-recorded
tape into your VCR
and press PLAY on the
Store this channel
the video
your TV.
picture
is
sharp
P/STILL
your VCR.
simply
a
select the AV
the TV instruction book if
you do not know how to
do this.
PLAY
channel. The AV channel
The
is
this video recorder
FF
already pre-tuned for
optimum video playback
on
Select
TV,
You will need to look at
OnyourTV Videochanl Tunig na
STOP
REW
EJECT
POWER
on
and the sound is clear.
to tune your
on
will not be
Tune this channel until
If you have used a RCA
cable you will not have
Press POWER to turn
adjustment
output frequency of
your TV.
If channel 36 is
TV channel
used
number on which you
wish to watch video's.
by
on
your TV.
a
at this
video-tape
stage!
to
play
frequency
If you switch your VCR
and continue stages
on
3
4, instead of seeing
~
video
playback
TV until you
blue screen.
tune your
see a
the transmitter
channel of your VCR.
Stages 5~8will show you
how to change the output
Don't worry if you don't
have
already
another TV
station, or if the picture is
distorted, you can
change
Turn
(VCR)
is set at UHF channel 36.
bright
7
of your VCR.
Tunig a Videochanl OnyourTV
Make
sure
Only carry out stages
5~8ifyoucannot
obtain clear video playback
tuned in
a
that
Make
is in
channel.
Select
TV channel
a
number
which you
wish to watch video's.
on
Tune this channel
4.
STOP/
EJECT
POWER
STOP/
EJECT
a
bright
blue
so
that
screen
AV2
AV2
VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
PROG.
PROG.
appears.
Store this channel
sure
control
be
your
that your VCR
standby by pressing
on
the remote
(only the
displayed).
clock will
CH36 will appear in the
VCR display.
be
following picture will
displayed on the TV
You may select any
channel number between
Press
22 and 68.
finished.
on
when you have
The
POWER
STOP/
EJECT
screen.
AV2
VIDEO IN
your TV you
will be unable to view
on
and record video
to
on
POWER
TV. If you do not tune in
a dedicated video
channel
or
your TV.
dedicated
on
Press PROG.
select another video
which you
wish to watch video's.
successfully
video channel
on
~
TV channel
a
number
you have correctly
installed your VCR
and
1
POWER
Select
or
described in
as
stages
Press PROG.
the front of your VCR for
more than 4 seconds.
tapes!
RF
PR
8
CHANNEL
:
36
i
AUDIO IN
PROG.
This VCR
The
Turn
on
can
easily
menus are
your TV set.
be
programmed by using
the
menus
Press i.
Press F
or
the desired
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
on
displayed
on screen.
controlled from the REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET.
The main
on
appear
menu
will
the TV
screen.
G to select
Press "i" to
menu.
menu.
Press OK and press D
usethmain
the
remove
or
E to select the sub
menu.
ER
i
i
EJECT
POWER
K/CNT
K/CNT
CLEAR
P/STILL
P/STILL
OK
i
REW
REW
CLK/CNT
12
Pr-12
REC
PR
ACMS
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
VCR
DR
OSD
REC
fOSD
AUDIO
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
REC
Timer
ON
OFF
-
-
OKi
OPR
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 System (see p. 17).
ABC OSD To change the language setting for OSD (see right).
DR To check a problem with your VCR (see p. 25).
PR
O
AUDIO
O
F.OSD ON/OFF
O
OPR
Manual
-
D/K
-
-
-
LANGUAGE
SELECTION
To select the channel of audio output according to
your TV type ("B/G" for PAL B/G TV, "D/K" for PAL
-
-
How to
To
You
TV)
To switch the
display
of
operational
your VCR ON or OFF (see p. 23).
the
improve
playback picture (see p. 16).
-
mode of
can
select the
language
among
English,
Russian, Deutsch,
Francais, and Polski.
-
9
Tunig n TVstaion Automaicly
Make
that you have
installed your
VCR and tuned a video
The main
channel
on your TV as
described earlier in this
appear
book.
Press F
sure
Press i.
Press OK to start the
automatic
correctly
menu
will
the TV
on
The TV station table will
appear when
tuning
screen.
Press i to
or
G
is
tuning
complete.
process.
save
your
settings.
to select
the ACMS.
Switch
your TV and
select the channel you
wish to watch videos.
on
Press POWER to turn
Press OK.
on
your VCR.
i
CLEAR
EJECT
K/CNT
POWER
OK
i
OK
i
P/STILL
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
12
Pr-12
REC
PR
fOSD
AUDIO
ON
OFF
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
VCR
OSD
DR
REW
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
S
Pr-12
E
Pr-12
OPR
ACMS
PR
PR-07
PR-08
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
,
In certain
country broadcast signals may be too weak for your VCR's
process to find or assign TV stations correctly.
You must tune in these weaker broadcast stations manually in order for your VCR to store
areas
automatic
of the
tuning
Manuly TVstaion Tunig n
them.
Press i.
Press i.
Press OK.
The station table will
Press AV to select C
appear.
(Standard stations)
(Cable stations):
Searching
it locates
The main
on
appear
Press F
menu
will
the TV
or
screen.
C02
G to select
-
C71, S01
or
S
a
stop when
station.
Control the fine
the station
S41.
-
will
tuning of
by pressing
DorE.
CLEAR
the PR.
OK
Press OK.
i
123
CLK/CNT
456
789
TV/VCR
CM SKIP
0
LP
Press D
or
E to select
the programme number
that you want to tune (for
ER
example,
CLEAR
OK
PR
AV
C.LOCK
Enter the channel number
CLEAR
of station that you want
to tune with the numbered
07).
i
OK
buttons.
CLK/CNT
i
CLK/CNT
P/
PR
01
CH
C--
MFT
--
STATION
-
-
-
-
01
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
00
PR-02
03
C04
00
PR-03
04
C05
00
PR-04
05
C06
00
PR-05
06
C07
00
PR-06
--
--
-----
--
--
-
07
08
CHANNEL/CABLE
PR
:
AV
i
PR
PR
CH
07
C02
MFT
--
STATION
-----
PR
CH
MFT
07
C02
+04
STATION
-----
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
CHANNEL/CABLE
,
OKi
PR
:
CHANNEL/CABLE
AV
i
PR
:
AV
i
11
Tunig n TVstaion Manuly
Press G to select
STATION and press OK.
Press D or E to select
letters and numbers for
the new station name.
PressForGtomove
back and forth between
characters.
Press i, confirm the
Press i
station
the
placement.
again
menus
to
remove
from the TV
screen.
If you wish to manually
tune other stations
Your
new
TV station has
been tuned into your
VCR.
1-7.
repeat stages
now
Press OK.
EJECT
ER
i
i
CLEAR
K/CNT
K/CNT
CLEAR
OK
i
P/STILL
CLK/CNT
OK
i
P/STILL
REW
REW
CLK/CNT
01
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
C04
00
00
PR-02
PR-03
05
C05
C06
00
00
PR-04
PR-05
06
C07
00
03
PR
CH
MFT
07
C02
+04
STATION
PR
CH
MFT
07
C02
+04
STATION
04
08
--
PR-06
--
-----
MOVE:
PR
PR
PR
DELETE
:
,
After
TV stations into your VCR you may wish to change the order in which they are
having to retune them against! The instructions given on this page will show you
how you can simply move them into your desired order.
tuning
stored without
Press i.
Press i.
Press D
the
The main
on
appear
menu
will
the TV
Press D
screen.
or
the programme number
you want to
Press F
G to select
or
E to select
example,
move
PR
(for
or
cursor
position
E to
place
line at the
where to insert
the selected programme.
(for example, PR 05)
C
h
a
n
g
i
TVstaion theord f
Press OK.
The selected programme
will be moved to the new
programme number.
Press i.
03).
the PR.
If you wish to move other
TV stations repeat
Press G.
Press OK.
stages
EJECT
1
-
4.
ER
CLEAR
OK
i
CLEAR
CLK/CNT
OK
P/
i
CLEAR
OK
CLK/CNT
OK
i
CLK/CNT
i
CLK/CNT
PR
01
CH
MFT
STATION
C02
00
ARD
CHANNEL/CABLE
PR
:
01
C02
00
ARD
01
C02
00
ARD
01
C02
00
ARD
02
C03
00
ZDF
02
C03
00
ZDF
02
C03
00
ZDF
03
C04
00
WDR 3
03
BR3
BR3
04
04
C06
00
00
05
C06
00
00
BR3
HR3
C05
C05
00
00
03
04
C05
C06
HR3
05
C04
00
WDR 3
05
C04
00
WDR 3
06
C07
00
N3
06
C07
00
N3
06
C07
00
N3
07
C08
00
NDR3
07
C08
00
NDR3
07
C08
00
NDR3
08
C09
00
SWF3
08
C09
00
SWF3
08
C09
00
SWF3
HR3
AV
i
PR
OKi
PR
OKi
PR
OKi
13
After
TV stations into your VCR you may wish to delete a station.
given on this page will show you how easily delete any unwanted TV
tuning
The instructions
stations.
Delting& Selcting TVStaions
Press i.
Press i.
The main
stored
TV stations:
Stored TV stations
can be selected in
either of two ways.
PressDorEto
select different stations
that are tuned into your
VCR.
Selecting
appear
on
Press F
menu
will
the TV
Press D
screen.
G to select
or
or
E to select
the programme number
you want to delete.
PR
(for example,
Press F.
Press i.
After
selected station will be
If you wish to delete
other TV stations repeat
deleted.
stages
a
short while, the
1
-
4.
01)
the PR.
Press OK.
CLEAR
OK
i
EJECT
ER
CLK/CNT
ER
i
CLEAR
CLEAR
CLEAR
You may also directly
select stations using the
numbered
buttons on the remote
control.
K/CNT
OK
i
OK
OK
i
i
P/STILL
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
REW
P/
P/
123
01
456
789
PR
01
TV/VCR
0
00
ZDF
C04
00
WDR3
C05
C06
00
BR3
HR3
CH
MFT
STATION
04
00
ARD
05
CHANNEL/CABLE
14
00
C03
03
C02
CM SKIP
PR
C02
02
:
ARD
00
01
C03
00
ZDF
02
C04
00
WDR3
03
00
04
C05
C06
00
BR3
HR3
05
C07
00
N3
C08
00
NDR3
C09
00
06
C07
00
N3
06
07
C08
00
NDR3
07
08
C09
00
SWF3
08
--
SWF3
--
-----
AV
i
PR
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
,
OKi
PR
MOVE
:
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 play back recordings from NTSC tapes (on PAL TV).
Getting a better 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. Press numbered 0 on the remote control to switch automatic tracking back on again.
Make
VCR
that you have
connected your
described earlier
sure
correctly
as
Press PLAY to start
Still
playing
Press P/STILL to pause
your tape.
a
in this book.
P/STILL
REW
FF
PLAY
Turn
your TV and
select the video channel
on
for video
STO
P
playback.
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
on
If you load a video
cassette which has had
its record
removed
EJECT
POWER
picture
Press PLAY to continue
:
Press P/STILL
Picture search:
During playing back
press either FF or REW
to this will enable you to
Press D or E to reduce
the vertical tremble
during still picture(BC490W).
times normal
CLEAR
OK
i
CLK/CNT
AUTO TRACKING
automatically adjust the
tracking to give the best
picture quality.
The video cassette
should have the window
side
facing up and the
arrow facing away from
you.
P/STILL
Still
pictures
will have
of white streaks
a
lot
across
wind the
rapidly
speed)
you
automatically.
Your VCR will
your tape.
repeatedly to advance
the still picture frame by
frame(BC490W).
cassette will start
into your VCR.
playing
picture.
protection tab
playback of the
Insert the video cassette
a tape Playing
and
are on
tape (7
playback
see
the
where
tape.
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.
them, this is quite normal
and doesn't
mean
that there
is
anything wrong with your
VCR! Tapes can be paused
for up to 5 minutes. After 5
minutes your VCR will stop
P/STILL
REW
FF
PLAY
playing the tape to prevent
damaging the tape or your
VCR.
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Picture search will
only continue for about 3 minutes, after which your VCR will return to
playback. During picture search, logic search, and CM Skip the sound is muted
there will be some noise streaks on the picture.
normal
Playing a tape
and
During playback
Slow motion
Press STOP to end
of
Shuttle
playback.
a
video
sette you
cascan
During playing back or
picture press F or
select
picture
sharpness by
pressing OPR on the
still
You
front of your VCR.
a
can
P/STILL
G.
REW
FF
reach the
CM
(Commercial
Message) Skip:
OPR (Optimum
Picture Response):
This feature enables you
during playback of a tape
This feature
PLAY
to
STOP
break in
skip
a
commercial
a
REC/
following playback
speeds.
(-7xplay, -3xplay, -play,
still, 1/19 slow, play,
2xplay, 7xplay)
Press 1:
To make
playback,
(BC490W)
picture
softer.
then
ITR
playback.
Press EJECT.
Press 2:
While
EJECT
To switch off the slow
Press 3:
motion and shuttle, press
the desired function.
To switch off.
programme
the condition of the
tape.
Press i.
tape is playing
press CM SKIP on the
remote control to skip
commercial (or another
POWER
To make it clearer.
few seconds,
normal
resume
automatically
improves playback
picture quality by
adjusting your VCR to
Press F
or
G to select
OPR.
Press OK.
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SOFT S
SHARP
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
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If the end of the
During
slow motion and
shuttle, the noise bars
may appear
on
the
picture according
status of
tape.
If distortions
in the
to the
picture,
them with D
reached, your VCR will
stop playback automatically,
rewind, stop, eject the
tape and place itself into
power off.
can
be
seen
reduce
or
E.
tape
is
AUDIO
TV/VCR
0
OFF
LP
Press D
Repeatedly
press
CM SKIP to skip material:
1 Press
30 seconds
2 Press
60 seconds
3 Press
90 seconds
4 Press
120 seconds
5 Press
150 seconds
6 Press
180 seconds
or
to select:
E
repeatedly
OFF, SOFT
or
SHARP.
Please note you may
on when
only set OPR to
playing a tape.
Press i to
menus.
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OPR
CM SKIP
remove
the
Your VCR is
equipped
with
triple
colour standard, you
play
can
back
a
tape in PAL B/G and
SECAM D/K.
your VCR detects the colour system automatically.
colour problem please select the colour system manually.
During playback
If there
are
Press i.
Press OK.
The main
menu
on
appear
Press D
will
the TV
or
Press i to
to the
menus
COLOUR
system used.
screen.
remove
SetinghColurysm
the
from the TV
screen.
AUTO
CLEAR
Press F
E to select
or
according
:
automatic colour
selection,
G to select
OK
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the SYSTEM.
PA L
CLK/CNT
:
PAL
recordings
MESECAM
:
MESECAM
recordings.
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CLEAR
CLEAR
CLEAR
OK
OK
OK
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CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
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The clock in your VCR controls time,
SetinghClock
Manuly
Press i.
day
and date
Use the numbered
buttons
Press F
or
on
the remote
control to alter
G to select
or
enter
settings
for your VCR.
If you make a mistake
press F or G and enter
the correct details.
the
HOURS, MINUTES,
DAY, MONTH and
TIME DATE.
Your
are
new
clock
settings
stored and will
appear on your video
recorder's display.
YEAR.
Press OK.
Press i.
Please note your VCR
24 hour clock.
uses a
e.g. 1 pm will be
displayed
When
as
13:00.
entering singles
numbers
a
EJECT
0 must be
ER
added first, for example 1
must be entered as 01, 2
as
CLEAR
i
CLEAR
02 etc.
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OK
i
P/STILL
OK
i
The
CLK/CNT
of the week will
day
appear automatically
CLK/CNT
REW
P/
when you enter the date.
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Your VCR allows you to make recordings using a variety of simple methods :
Instant Timer Recording (ITR) start recording immediately for a set period of time
video cassette
Timer
Recording you may
recordings
these automatic
Make
VCR
that you have
installed your
described earlier
sure
correctly
as
Insert
with
a
record at a later time
may be set.
video cassette
protection
tab into
your VCR.
(up
Press
to 1 month from the
to select
or
the programme number
you wish to record.
in this book.
on your TV and
select the channel that
facing up and
arrow facing away
you set up for video
playback.
you.
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
on
If you wish to record
from the
AUDIO/VIDEO IN terminals
the back
(AV1) or on
(AV2 : BC490W)
,
OK
from
to 7 of
of your VCR press AV
as shown by the display
CLEAR
the
i
(AV1
CLK/CNT
or
AV2)
on
Recording Insta Timer
the TV
screen.
You may also directly
select programme
number
using
If you do not wish to record
tape (this
quite easily by
accident!)
on a
the
numbered buttons
EJECT
present). Up
the front
should have the window
side
(ITR)
until the
directly
on
The video cassette
Turn
or
out.
runs
on
can
happen
the
tab
on the back
edge of the
video
remove
the remote control.
protection
POWER
cassette.
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It is possible to record
video cassette
with the record
protection tab
removed by
covering the
hole with self
adhesive tape.
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on a
Your VCR
incorporates Long Play (LP) which enables you to record up to twice the amount
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.
of time
InstaTimer Recording(ITR)
on a
Press LP if you wish to
Press REC/ITR to start
Press P/STILL to avoid
record in
recording.
recording
Standard
Long Play
Play.
or
SP will
ty, however LP will pro-
Press REC/ITR several
vide twice
as
times. Each successive
recording
time
much
as
SP.
SPorLPwillbe
displayed
display to
Remember you
can record one
in your VCR
let you know
Press STOP to end
recording.
scenes.
RECORD will appear
the TV screen.
produce improved
picture and sound quali-
unwanted
Press EJECT.
on
Press P/STILL
continue
press will increase the
record time by 30 minutes
until you reach a
maximum of 9 hours.
which you have selected.
Tapes
can
programme while
be
paused
for
up to 5 minutes; RECP
will be displayed when a
tape is paused. After
5
minutes your VCR will
stop recording
damaging
the
to prevent
tape or
your VCR.
watching another
by starting your ITR
recording, press TV/VCR
to
again
recording.
EJECT will appear on the
screen for a few
TV
seconds.
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.
EJECT
POWER
to select TV mode and
then select
a
channel
your TV.
on
different
CLEAR
OK
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CLK/CNT
P/STILL
FF
ET
LP
AV
PLAY
REW
0
REC/
ITR
CM SKIP
20
P/STILL
STOP
C.LOCK
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FF
REW
PLAY
REC/
ITR
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 channels you have tuned TV stations on your VCR.
Make
sure
that TV
Press i.
Press OK
channels have been
Press F
tuned and stored.
or
G to select
setting
again
to start
Insert
a
video cassette
protection
tab into
OK
Press OK.
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CM SKIP
0
TV/VCR
The video cassette
arefullpressDorEto
should have the window
facing up and
arrow facing away
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side
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CLK/CNT
your VCR.
usingOScreDplay
programme number that
you wish to record.
event.
REC.
with
Press the numbered
buttons to enter the
the timer record
select the event that you
remove and
CLEAR
the
OK
from
wish to
i
replace.
CLK/CNT
selecting
numbers 1
Press F to
remove
programme
9, press 0 first, then
the programme number; for
example
you.
P/
When
-
PR NO. 1
as
event.
Once selected press
If you wish to record
minals
OK
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TIME
DATE
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AB
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VCR
AUDIO
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DATE
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the back
(AV2
:
(AV1) or on
BC490W) of
your VCR press AV
by the display (AV1
CLK/CNT
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on
the front
REC
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directly
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or
shown
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on
screen.
DATE
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Timercodng
If timer record
events
Make
If at
a later date you wish to delete or change any of the settings in timer event memory
you may do so 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
overlap...
sure
change.
that the
Press F to delete the event.
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.
preset times of the
timer
not
recording events
overlap. If they do,
do
the earlier programme
always be given
will
Press the numbered
buttons to enter the date
of the programme.
priority.
Example:
Programme 1 is
programmed to start
Press POWER to switch
your VCR off.
recording
start and end
record.
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10:30 and end at 11:30.
Press G to select the
recording speed.
Press or ifyouwish
to record in Long Play or
Standard Play.
times of the programme
that you wish to
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Press the numbered
buttons to enter the
Check that the timer event
details are correct.
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Programme 2 is
programmed to start
Press i to
TV/VCR
If you press OK before
entering the date you
may select one of the
following automated
recording features.
this case, Programme
1 will be recorded in its
(In
but
only
the last
2 will be
DLY(Daily) To record
day (except
Saturday and Sunday)
every
PROGRAMME 1
the
11:30
10:30
same
same
12:00
PR
PR-01
PROGRAMME 2
(This portion
recorded)
Please note your VCR
24 hour clock. e.g.
will not be
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displayed as
at
If you want to make other
Timer recordings repeat
stages 3 8. Press i
again to remove the
-
13:00.
You may also select the
the start and end times by
or .
pressing
menus.
CLEAR
EJECT
OK
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POWER
CLK/CNT
PR
--
::
SP
DLYSUMOTUWETHFRSA
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uses a
To record at the
time every week.
--
If PLEASE CHECK is
you have
entered incorrect
information and will need
to re-enter the data.
displayed,
CM SKIP
0
TV/VCR
time.
Weekly
11:00
while your VCR waits to
make the recording.
settings.
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Press F or G to select,
then press OK to confirm.
30 minutes of
Programme
recorded.)
your
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11:00 and end at 12:00.
entirety,
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CM SKIP
0
at
save
TIMER will appear in the
video recorder's display
PR-01
DATE
TIME
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1000
::
1100
SP
::
SP
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Your VCR has
an
which if set will
Energy Save feature
place your VCR into an
You may
economic power save where the clock
display will disappear. If you have
programmed a recording, this feature
mode of your VCR
the
Press POWER
on
the
Press POWER
VCR
on
the
and your
VCR will go into Energy
again
The VCR and clock will
Save.
appear on the video
recorder's display.
All indicators will turn off
the current time
on
the TV
screen.
recording is taking place these On
Screen Displays will not be recorded
will not work.
VCR.
easily display
or
tape counter and amount of tape left, day,
month, year, day of week, tape speed,
programme channel, and operational
If
EOnScreDisplay nergySavin
a
onto
tape.
Press OK/CLK/CNT to
After 3 seconds the
display.
display
leaving
will clear
the clock
only
tape
or
counter and amount of
OK
tape left
i
on
the TV
screen.
CLK/CNT
in the video recorder's
display.
Press POWER to switch
off
Energy
VCR Function/
Channel
Tape Speed
Programme
STOP
ARD
SP
Save.
Press OK/CLK/CNT
again to
displays
remove
all
from the TV
screen.
1.01.00 SAT
12:00
Day/Month/
Year/Day of
Week
Clock/Tape
Counter &
Amount of
Tape Left
OK
i
CLK/CNT
Press OK/CLK/CNT
repeatedly
to
display
tape counter and
of tape left.
the
amount
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The
TapeCountrMmyS
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
of recordings on the tape.
ChildLock
Press OK/CLK/CNT
repeatedly
until the
counter is
displayed
Press STOP when
on
playback
complete.
is
Press REW.
Press CLEAR to set the
The
Press PLAY
or
start
recording.
The
tape
display
tape will rewind and
automatically stop
when
the counter returns to
0:00:00.
play
time in hours, minutes
and seconds.
OK
CLEAR
i
CLK/CNT
OK
P/STILL
i
REW
CLK/CNT
FF
PLAY
STOP
P/STILL
REC/
REW
FF
PLAY
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can
can
ITR
on
the front of the
be switched off
only
be
that your
the
so
operated using
remote control.
SAFE will appear
Press C.LOCK
on
again
to
switch off the child lock.
screen.
SAFE will
disappear
SAFE will flicker in your
video recorder's display
for a few seconds.
on
None of the buttons on the
front of your VCR will work
(except STOP/ EJECT)
video recorder's
If any buttons on the
front of your VCR are
pressed SAFE will flicker
in your video recorder's
display for a few seconds.
counter will
the actual
VCR
the TV
screen.
counter to 0:00:00.
VCR
Press C.LOCK.
recording
or
The control buttons
the TV
screen.
OFF will flicker in your
for
a
display
few seconds.
Automatic
Memory
Power Shut-Off
Video Doctor
This feature of your VCR enables you to
switch off your VCR automatically after
(Self-Diagnosis)
This feature informs you that there is
problem with your VCR. These error
tape rewind has been completed.
messages will appear
on
a
the TV
screen.
Press POWER
tape rewind.
during
The
tape will rewind
to
beginning and your
VCR will automatically
Switch
on
your VCR.
PressDorEtochecka
the
problem.
Press i.
HEAD STATUS
switch itself off.
Press F
O PLEASE CLEAN:
G to select
or
Clean your video
heads.
DR.
TAPE STATUS
O NOT RECORDABLE:
Insert a tape with its
protection tab in place
Press OK.
EJECT
ER
NO. OF TIMER
PROGRAMME
CLEAR
O
OK
i
2Shows the number of
timer
CLK/CNT
recording.
NEXT TIMER
PROGRAMME
OPR-01 10:00~11:00
Shows the current status
of timer recording.
P/
Press i.
VIDEO DOCTOR
HEAD STATUS
TAPE STATUS
NO. OF TIMER PROGRAMME
NEXT TIMER PROGRAMME
VCR
DR
OK
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VideoDctr(Slf-agns) AutomaicMeryPwSh-Of
(easy) power off
Rewind
Sequence of "Stop
Eject
Power Off is operated automatically by
pressing ez POWER OFF.
(easy) repeat
By pressing & holding ez REPEAT
during playing back, the holding section
is replayed twice automatically.
ez
ez(easy) Operations
ez
"
During playing
press
ez
back
POWER OFF.
Your VCR will be
ed
as
the
operat-
following
;
During playing back,
press & hold ez REPEAT
at the point where repeat
play
is to be concluded.
Then, your VCR is started
STOP
LP
reverse
search.
LP
AV
AV
REWIND
ez
POWER OFF
ez
The
holding section
replayed twice
automatically.
Pressing
REPEAT
C.LOCK
C.LOCK
ez
Release ez REPEAT at
the point where repeat
play is to start.
REPEAT
EJECT
POWER
OFF
POWER OFF
ez
REPEAT
is
ez
again
during repeat
play, return to
normal play.
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A second VCR (for tape copying) should be
connected to the AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN
terminals on the front of your VCR(BC490W)
or on the back of your VCR. Remember
to select the appropriate audio/video
mode by pressing the AV button on the
remote control.
General
Power
Power
Video
110-240V~,50/60Hz.
consumption
Head System
Tape speed
Tape
format
Maximum
Approx.
16 Watts
Double azimuth 4
heads, helical
Specifatons TapeCoying
scanning(BC490W)
Rotary 2 heads, helical scanning
(BC290W)
23.39 mm/sec (SP mode)/
11.69 mm/sec (LP mode).
Tape width 12.7 mm (0.5 inch).
recording
time
4 hours
(SP mode, E-240 tape)/
(LP mode, E-240 tape).
Approx. 65 (+/-10) sec.(E-180 tape).
360x94x270mm(WxHxD)
3.4 Kg.
8 hours
Back view of your VCR
Place the blank video tape
that you wish to record ON
into this VCR
Rewind time
Dimensions
AE
AUDIO
Weight
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Timer
VIDEO
OUT
5oC
-
35oC
Less than 80%.
24 hours display
type.
RF.OUT
IN
AV1
Video
Television
All connections
must be made with
both your VCR's
and TV unplugged
from the mains
system
CCIR standard
(625 lines,
signal
50
fields)
PAL/SECAM colour
Recording format
RF reception
PAL/MESECAM
RF OUT
PAL G/K
Input
RCA Lead
level
VIDEO IN
1.0
IfyouuseaRCA
lead picture quality
will be improved
PAL/SECAM
Output
Signal
level
to noise ratio
RF Modulator
Vp-p,
design and
specifications are
subject to change
(B/G, D/K)
without notice.
(RCA type)
75
Ohm, unbalanced
VIDEO OUT
(RCA type)
1.0
Ohm, unbalanced
Vp-p,
The
75
More than 43 dBm.
UHF 22-68
(Adjustable).
Audio
VIDEO IN
Back view of playing VCR
Place the video tape that you
wish to record FROM into this
VCR
Input
level
Output
level
AUDIO IN
(RCA type)
-6.0
more
AUDIO OUT
-6.0
Unauthorised
recording
of
copyrighted
TV programmes, film, video
rights of copyright
cassettes and other materials may infringe the
owners and be contrary to copyright laws
dBm,
than 47 kohms
(RCA type)
dBm, less than
Track
Mono track
Frequency response
Signal to noise ratio
More than 43 dB
100 Hz-10 kHz
1 kohms
(-6/+3 dB)
(at SP mode)
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Video Head
Whenever
Troubleshting
CheckList
Cleaning
a
cleaned. This should
However dirt
accumulating
picture
deposit
to become blurred
picture
no
sound
&
on
mean
Check
Is the mains
the head after
long period
a
plug plugged
in and switched on?
Video
Is the cassette compartment
cassette
Are you
round?
another channel,
cannot be
is the
poor
programmes
cannot be
recorded
empty?
to insert the cassette the
right
way
Is the mains
Is the VCR switched
If you have used a RCA lead to connect your VCR
and TV have you selected the AV channel on your
not work
Check the batteries in remote control.
TV?
The
Is the video cassette damaged, have you tried
using another one?
Adjust the horizontal control on your TV.
Check aerial is it plugged into VCR?
Check aerial, is the lead broken or damaged?
tuning,
carry out Automatic
Are the TV channels tuned in
your
Tuning again
top of
playback
picture is
the
Have you tried
using
properly?
an
Make
acceptable
Can you get a picture on the TV?
Are the aerial leads and special RF connector lead
between your VCR and TV connected?
Are the TV channels tuned in properly?
Has the
safety
tab
on
plug plugged
in and switched on?
on
Check for local interference
another cassette?
Can you minimise the noise bars to
removed to prevent
the video cassette been
recording?
Try another station, maybe a weak signal
Check aerial is it plugged into TV?
28
points
Remote
on
levelwith0,DorE?
TV
playback
normally
inserted
unstable
picture
not
control does
Check
or
Check
trying
the
tapes will
Symptom
Have you tuned in a video channel
TV to watch video on?
playback
can cause
points
maybe a weak signal.
Check aerial is it plugged in? Check aerial,
lead broken or damaged?
No
of time
or
Is the TV switched on?
Try
or ejected from your VCR the video head is
that additional head cleaning should not be necessary.
broken up. High quality video cassette
dirt onto the video head, but old or damaged tapes might.
Symptom
No
video cassette is inserted into
automatically
Auto
Play
does not
work
sure
that you are
your TV.
channel
on
Has the
safety
cassette?
using
a
video TV
tab been removed from the video
P/N: 3834RP0049R
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