Video Cassette Recorder
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL: BC490W/BC290W
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
of the
examples
features:
Care should be taken not to expose your
VCR to any unnecessary
moisture, dust or heat.
electrical storms it is advisable to
During
the aerial cable and mains
damage
Do not
plug
to
unplug
both
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prevent accidental
to your VCR and TV.
operate your VCR if it is damaged.
Your VCR should not be
except qualified service
Never
vibration,
remove
the back
repaired by
personnel.
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anyone
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of your VCR as this
voltage and other haz-
cover
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expose you to very high
ards. If your VCR does not operate properly, please
check the Troubleshooting Check List (see p. 31). If
can
your VCR still does not operate
and call your dealer.
properly, unplug
Ensure that your VCR is
a free flow of air.
placed
a
position
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system
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(easy) operations
(see p. 28)
Energy Saving Function
Programmable 80
it
to
Screen
on
Multi
-
(B/G, I/I, D/K)/
SECAM
(B/G, D/K)
MESECAM/NTSC
3.58/NTSC 4.43
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ACMS
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Child Lock
Channel
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Auto Head Cleaner
?
Auto Power
(Automatic
Memory
System)
PAL
System
PAL
tuner
7 event/1 month
Logic
& Picture Search
on
and
Play
-
2
?
-
programmable timer
?Long Play (LP or EP)
recording & playback
Digital Shuttle Controls
(BC490W)
?
ICON OSD (On
Display)
NTSC playback
TV
ez
Frequency synthesised
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in
(High Quality)picture enhancement
channel memory with
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allow
HQ
?
Real Time Counter
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Quick Start function
?Auto
Tracking System
Welcome to LG
Thank you for
buying
this LG video cassette recorder Model BC490W/BC290W.
Description
2-5
Precaution & Features information
2
Remote Control Location & functions
4
Your VCR's Controls
5
Setting Up
Connecting to a TV & Camcorder
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 TV Stations
Basic
Operations
Playback a tape
CM(Commercial Message) skip
OPR(Optimum Picture Response)
Other Playback features
Recording TV programmes
To set the Colour System
Setting the Clock Manually
6
7
8
9
10
11-12
13
14
15-22
15-16
16
16
17-18
19-20
21
22
Operations
Recording Using On Screen
Display
Energy Saving
On Screen Display
Tape Counter Memory Stop
23-28
Timer
6-14
-
Advanced
Child Lock
Memory
23-24
25
25
26
26
Shut-Off
27
Video Doctor
27
ez
28
(Self-Diagnosis)
(easy) Operations
Helpful
Hints
Tape Copying
Specifications
Troubleshooting
29-31
29
30
Check List
31
TableofCnts
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
To avoid
batteries
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
safely.
POWER
on or off
EJECT
Ejects tape
EJECT
Reset
tape
CLEAR
counter to zero
OK/CLK/CNT
Calls the
CLEAR
display.
(see p. 25 to 26)
P/STILL
a
still
OK
i
STOP
REC/
ITR
REC/ITR
1. To insert them, push
the tab backwards and
lift off the cover of the
handset.
123
19
recording (see p.
456
20)
Numbered buttons
To select channels.
Programme
FF
PLAY
tape.
Reverse high speed picture play.
to
iDisplays
P/STILL
REW
Rewinds the
Starts instant
number information
789
TV/VCR
0
CM SKIP
on
LP
AV
C.LOCK
VCR;
correctly
positioned.
Replace the cover.
to
monitor, view playback
or
view the VCR's tuner
TV;
to watch TV
or
view another
programme while recording
another programme (see p. 20)
ez
AA
POWER OFF
(see p. 28)
PLAY
To play the
tape
STOP
To stop the
tape
ez
POWER OFF
ez
REPEAT
LP
To select the
the tape
recording
recording speed
C.LOCK
Switches the Child Lock
off (see p. 26)
ez
REPEAT
(see p. 28)
4
play
CM SKIP
To fast forward picture search
through 30 seconds of a
AUDIO/VIDEO MODE
Select input source for
TV/VCR
are
on screen menu
FF
Winds the tape forwards
Forward high speed picture
recording (see p. 16)
screen.
2. Put the two batteries
into the compartment
making sure the + and
CURSORS
To adjust tracking.
To control on screen display
information, channel up & down
selection and vertical tremble
during picture still.
CLK/CNT
picture
REW
AA
POWER
on screen
Switches to
Your REMOTE CONTROL
HANDSET is powered by
two AA type batteries.
3.
from
an
To switch the VCR
To install batteries:
--
damage
control handset for
on
of
and
Each button
on
your VCR has the
same
function
its
as
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
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.
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
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 VCR very
first time
Following picture
display on the TV screen
when you have just
All
connected your video
recorder for the very first
time.
with all
To make
from the
"ACMS"
(see
as
shown
p.
10).
OUT
VIDEO
EJECT
AV2
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
L
AUDIO
be made
appliances
unplugged
VIDEO
OUT
RF.OUT
IN
AV1
To VIDEO IN
Audio Lead
mains.
To
AUDIO IN
Video Lead
ACMS
Pr-12
ACMS
I/I
B/G,
D/K
OKi
6
PROG.
connec-
tions must
tuning TV
stations, please follow
3 to 4
To
OUT
will
stages
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 have used AUDIO and VIDEO cables then your TV should
video channel built into it, usually called AV.
Make
VCR
that you have
installed your
described earlier
sure
correctly
as
in this book.
Press POWER to turn
Insert
video
a
pre-recorded
tape into your VCR
and press PLAY
remote control.
on
on
the
REW
FF
PLAY
STOP
on
your TV.
Select
a
number
EJECT
POWER
Tune this channel until
the video
picture
is
sharp
have
a
dedicated
Store this channel
your TV.
on
and the sound is clear.
P/STILL
your VCR.
Turn
already
TV channel
which you
wish to watch video's.
on
Don't worry if you don't
have a video-tape to play
at this
If you have used a
AUDIO and VIDEO
You will need to look at
cables you will not have
you do not know how to
do this.
to tune your
simply
TV,
the TV instruction book if
The
select the AV
channel. The AV channel
If channel 36 is
is
used
already pre-tuned for
optimum video playback
on
change
the transmitter
~
you how to
change
the
output frequency of your
tune your
see a
already
another TV
channel of your VCR.
Stages 5 8 will show
4, instead of seeing
TV until you
blue screen.
by
station, or if the picture is
distorted, you can
your TV.
stage!
playback
(VCR)
is set at UHF channel 36.
~
video
output frequency of
this video recorder
If you switch your VCR
on and continue stages
3
OnyourTV Videochanl Tunig a
VCR.
bright
7
Make
sure
that
Only carry out stages
5~8ifyoucannot
obtain clear video play-
you have correctly
installed your VCR
and
back
successfully
tuned in
a
video channel
dedicated
on
1
PressPROG or to
Select
select another video
number
channel.
POWER
a
number
EJECT
TV channel
a
STOP/
EJECT
AV2
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
PROG.
AV2
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
PROG.
which you
wish to watch video's.
channel
on your TV you
will be unable to view
which you
wish to watch video's.
STOP/
POWER
Select
TV channel
a
on
Tune this channel
4.
~
your
TV. If you do not tune in
a dedicated video
and record video
or
the front of your VCR
for more than 4 seconds.
described in
as
stages
Hold down PROG
on
bright
blue
so
that
screen
appears.
on
Store this channel
on
your TV.
Make
tapes!
sure
that your VCR
(only the
is in STANDBY
clock will be
displayed)
by pressing
POWER
the remote control.
on
CH36 will appear in the
VCR
display.
You may select any
channel number between
22 and 68.
The
be
following picture will
displayed on the TV
screen.
Press
on
POWER
STOP/
EJECT
AV2
VIDEO IN
RF
PR
8
CHANNEL
:
36
i
the front of
your VCR when you
have finished.
AUDIO IN
PROG.
This VCR
The
can
Switch
on your TV set
and video recorder by
pressing
easily
menus are
the POWER
button.
be
programmed by using
the
menus
displayed
on screen.
controlled from the REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET.
Press i button.
The main
appear
EJECT
on
menu
Press F and G to select
Press i to
the desired
menus
menu.
will
the TV
Usingthemau
the
screen.
screen.
Press OK and press D
E to select.
or
CLEAR
i
OK
remove
from the TV
POWER
OK
CLK/CNT
OK
i
i
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
12
Pr-12
REC
PR
ACMS
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
DR
REC
fOSD
AUDIO
O
O
O
O
O
O
REC
Timer
ON
OFF
recording setting (see p. 23 to 24).
tuning setting (see p. 11 to 12).
ACMS ACMS (Automatic Channel Memory System) (see p. 10).
TIME DATE Date & clock setting (see p. 22).
SYSTEM To set the Colour TV System (see p. 21).
ABC OSD To change the language setting for OSD (see right).
PR
-
-
Manual
OKi
OPR
O
To check
a
problem
with your VCR
(see p. 27).
output according to
your TV type ("I/I" for PAL I TV, "B/G" for PAL B/G TV,
"D/K" for PAL D/K TV)
F.OSD ON/OFF To display the operational mode of your VCR
(see p. 25).
OPR
To improve the playback picture (see p. 16).
-
LANGUAGE
SELECTION
O AUDIO -To select the channel of audio
-
-
-
DR
O
-
O
How to
You
can
select the
language
-
among
English,
Russian, Deutsch,
Francais, and Polski.
-
9
If the TV broadcast
to store them
Tunig n TVStaions Automaicly
signal is
correctly. To
weak your VCR may not detect the necessary information and will be and
this problem please turn to the MANUAL TUNING section on
overcome
page 12 to 13.
Press POWER to turn
on
Press i.
Press D
your VCR.
or
E to select
the desired TV
The main
menu
the TV
on
appear
will
screen.
system
according to in your
(I/I, B/G or D/K).
area
The TV STATION
TABLE will appear when
tuning is complete.
Press i to
Press F
or
G
to select
Press OK
again to start
automatic tuning
the
the ACMS.
save
your
settings.
process.
Press OK.
CLEAR
EJECT
POWER
OK
i
CLK/CNT
CLEAR
OK
OK
12
Pr-12
REC
PR
ACMS
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
ON
OFF
OSD
DR
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
Pr-12
OKi
OPR
01
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
00
PR-02
03
C04
00
PR-03
ACMS
Pr-12
ACMS
10
i
i
VCR
ACMS
fOSD
AUDIO
AB
C
S
I/I
B/G,
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
C08
00
08
C09
00
E
Pr-12
D/K
OKi
ACMS
i
PR
PR-07
PR-08
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
,
OKi
In certain
areas of the country broadcast signals may be too weak for your VCR's automatic
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.
tuning
Press i.
Press i.
The main
menu
the TV
on
appear
Press F
will
or
Press OK and press D
or E to select the desired
Press D
screen.
G to select
or
E to select
the programme number
that you want to tune (for
example,
PR
TV
in your
(I/I,
area
or
number of station that
you want to tune with the
numbered buttons.
D/K).
Searching
Press OK and press AV
to select C (Standard
Press OK.
Press OK.
stations)
tions):
C02
CLEAR
-
or
S
(Cable
OK
sta-
it locates
C71, S01
-
will
stop when
station.
Control the fine
tuning of
by pressing
DorE.
S41.
AV
i
i
DEP
C.LOCK
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
a
the station
LP
OK
B/G
07).
the PR.
CLEAR
to
system according
Manuly TVStaions Tuni g n
Enter the channel
123
456
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
07
12
Pr-12
REC
PR
ACMS
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
08
PR
01
ON
OFF
-----
--
--
PR
OKi
OPR
CH
MFT
C02
00
STATION
CHANNEL/CABLE
PR
PR-06
--
CH
07
C-I/I
B/G,
MFT
--
STATION
TV/VCR
CM SKIP
0
-----
D/K
-----
DR
fOSD
AUDIO
00
--
789
PR
:
PR
PR
CH
07
C--
AV
i
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
MFT
--
STATION
-----
CHANNEL/CABLE
PR
OKi
,
:
PR
CH
MFT
07
C02
00
PR
i
STATION
CHANNEL/CABLE
AV
i
OK
PR
:
PR
CH
MFT
07
C02
+04
CHANNEL/CABLE
AV
i
STATION
PR
:
AV
i
11
Press G to select 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.
CLEAR
CLEAR
OK
OK
i
OK
i
OK
i
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
01
PR
CH
MFT
07
C02
+04
STATION
-
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
00
03
C04
00
PR-02
PR-03
C05
C06
PR
CH
MFT
STATION
04
05
07
C02
+04
TV2
06
C07
00
00
00
07
C02
+04
08
--
PR-04
PR-05
PR-06
TV2
--
-----
MOVE:
PR
12
OK i
PR
OK i
PR
DELETE
:
,
OKi
i
After
TV stations into your VCR you may wish to change the order in which they
having to retune them against! The instructions given on this page will
tuning
are
stored without
show you how you
Press i.
simply
can
move
them into your desired order.
Press i.
Press D
or
E to select
the programme number
The main
menu
the TV
on
appear
Press F
will
or
Press D
screen.
G to select
or
E to select
the programme number
you want to move
example, PR 03).
you want to
example,
move
PR
to
(for
TVStaions theord f Changi
Press OK.
The selected programme
will be moved to the new
programme number.
05).
(for
If you wish to move other
TV stations repeat
the PR.
1
stages
Press G.
-
4.
Press OK.
Press i to
CLEAR
OK
screen.
i
OK
CLK/CNT
Pr-12
AUDIO
PR
ACMS
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
DR
fOSD
PR
ON
OFF
OKi
OPR
01
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
C04
00
03
00
PR-02
PR-03
04
C05
00
PR-04
05
C06
C07
00
06
00
PR-05
PR-06
07
C08
00
PR-07
08
C09
00
MOVE
01
CH
MFT
STATION
C02
+04
TV2
CHANNEL/CABLE
PR
:
DELETE
PR
01
PR
i
CLK/CNT
12
REC
the
remove
from the TV
menus
CLEAR
DEP
123
OK
CLK/CNT
789
PR-08
:
:
,
TV/VCR
OKi
CM SKIP
0
C02
00
PR-01
01
C02
00
PR-01
02
C03
00
PR-02
02
C03
00
03
C04
00
PR-03
03
00
04
00
04
00
00
PR-04
PR-05
PR-02
PR-03
PR-04
05
C05
C06
C05
C06
05
C04
00
PR-05
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
01
C02
00
02
C03
00
PR-02
03
00
04
C05
C06
00
PR-03
PR-04
05
C04
00
PR-05
06
C07
00
PR-06
07
C08
00
08
C09
00
AV
i
PR
i
456
OKi
PR
OKi
PR
PR-01
PR-07
PR-08
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
,
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 stations.
tuning
The instructions
Del ting TVStaions
Press i.
Press i.
Press i to
Press F.
The main
How to selecting
Stored TV
stations:
Stored TV stations
can be selected in
either of two ways.
Press D or E to select
different stations that are
tuned into your VCR.
menu
on
appear
Press F
will
the TV
Press D
screen.
or
E to select
the programme number
you want to delete.
After
a
short
while, the
screen.
selected station will be
If you wish to delete
other TV stations repeat
deleted.
G to select
or
the
remove
from the TV
menus
thePR.
1
stages
-
3.
Press OK.
CLEAR
CLEAR
OK
i
CLK/CNT
OK
i
CLK/CNT
CLEAR
You may also directly
select stations using the
numbered buttons on
the remote control.
CLEAR
CLEAR
OK
OK
OK
12
Pr-12
REC
PR
ACMS
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
AUDIO
CLK/CNT
i
VCR
CLK/CNT
DR
CLK/CNT
PR
fOSD
ON
OFF
i
i
OKi
OPR
123
456
789
PR
TV/VCR
0
CM SKIP
01
CH
MFT
STATION
C02
+04
TV2
01
C02
00
PR-01
01
C02
00
PR-01
01
C02
00
02
C03
00
C03
00
PR-02
02
C03
00
00
03
C06
00
PR-02
PR-03
PR-04
PR-03
PR-04
03
00
C05
C06
00
04
C05
C06
PR-02
PR-03
02
03
05
06
C04
C07
00
00
PR-05
PR-06
00
00
PR-04
PR-05
00
PR-05
PR-06
C04
C07
06
C04
C07
04
05
06
C08
00
07
C08
00
PR-07
07
C08
00
PR-07
07
C09
00
PR-08
08
C09
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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).
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
in this book.
Insert the video cassette
Press PLAY to start
Press P/STILL to still
into your VCR.
playing
picture.
your tape.
The video cassette
P/STILL
should have the window
REW
FF
PLAY
Turn
your TV and
select the video channel
for video playback.
on
side
facing up and
arrow facing away
Press P/STILL
repeatedly to advance
the tape frame by
STOP
from
REC
you.
If you load
on
a
frame(BC490W).
the
a
video
cassette which has had
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
a tape
its record
removed
If you hold down P/STILL,
the picture will be slowed
down at about 1/19 times
the normal playback(BC490W).
protection tab
(playback of the
P/STILL
cassette will start
REW
FF
PLAY
automatically).
STO P
REC/
EJECT
POWER
AUTO TRACKING
Your VCR will automati-
cally adjust the tracking
to give the best picture
quality.
can 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
.
Still picture quality can
be improved slightly by
pressing D or E.
CLEAR
OK
i
CLK/CNT
15
Playbck
Your VCR will
automatically recognise whether the tape has been recorded at normal speed (SP)
half-speed ((Long Play-LP/Extended Play-EP(NTSC)), and play it back at the correct speed.
During playback
Press PLAY to continue
Press STOP to end
of
playing
playback.
a
video
cassette you
select
can
picture
sharpness by
pressing OPR on the
front of your VCR.
Press 1:
To make
a
picture
softer.
your tape.
Picture search:
During playing back
press either FF or REW
to this will enable you to
rapidly wind the tape (7
times normal playback)
see
the
where you
are on
P/STILL
REW
FF
Press 3:
To switch off.
(Commercial
Message) Skip:
OPR (Optimum
Picture Response):
This feature enables you
during playback of a tape
This feature
PLAY
to
break in
skip
a
commercial
a
few
REC/
then
seconds,
normal
resume
automatically
improves playback
picture quality by
adjusting your VCR to
the condition of the
Press i.
Press EJECT.
While
EJECT
tape is playing
press CM SKIP on the
remote control to skip
commercial
POWER
(or another
material).
programme
Press F
or
G to select
OPR.
Press OK.
CLEAR
0
TV/VCR
If the end of the
CM SKIP
tape is
RE
Repeatedly
press
CM SKIP to
skip:
OFF
SOFT
SHARP
12
S
reached, your VCR will
stop playback automatically,
rewind, stop, eject the
tape and place itself into
1 Press
30 seconds
Press D
2 Press
60 seconds
power off mode.
to select:
3 Press
90 seconds
SHARP.
4 Press
120 seconds
5 Press
150 seconds
6 Press
180 seconds
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
VCR
DR
OSD
OPR
ON
AUDIO
OFF
i
OPR
or
E
repeatedly
OFF, SOFT
Please note you may
OPR when
playing
a
Press i return to
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tape.
playback.
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.
CM
STO P
Press 2:
To make it clearer.
or
only
tape.
or
set
screen.
Your VCR
for your
incorporates a number
particular recording.
Slow motion
Press
Shuttle
picture quality.
playback,
(BC490W)
or
to
of
tape search features that enable you
improve
Press PLAY to
tape back
play
quickly
search
a
tape
Playbckfeturs
Press STOP.
at normal
STOP will appear for a
few seconds on the TV
speed.
During playing back or
still picture press j or k.
your
to
screen.
P/STILL
P/STILL
CLEAR
CLEAR
REW
FF
PLAY
REW
OK
OK
i
FF
PLAY
STOP
i
STO P
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
REC/
QSR
REC/
You
can
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.
During
slow motion and
shuttle, the noise bars
may appear
on
the
picture according
status of
to the
tape.
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Other
Fast Forward
(FF):
Rewind
(REW):
Press FF.
Press REW.
The
The
tape will rapidly wind
tape will rapidly wind
forwards.
backwards.
FF will appear for a few
seconds on the TV
REW will appear for a
few seconds on the TV
screen.
screen.
P/STILL
P/STILL
REW
FF
REW
REC/
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FF
PLAY
PLAY
STOP
STOP
REC/
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
Make
VCR
that you have
connected your
described earlier
sure
correctly
as
runs
Insert
with
a
video cassette
protection
tab into
your VCR.
Press
to select
or
the programme number
you wish to record.
in this book.
The video cassette
your VCR.
on
facing up and
arrow facing away
CLEAR
OK
EJECT
the back
(AV1) or on
(AV2 : BC490W)
of your VCR press AV
as shown by the display
i
(AV1
CLK/CNT
or
AV2)
on
the TV
screen.
you.
POWER
AUDIO/VIDEO IN terminals
,
the
from
RTVprogames ecording
If you wish to record
from the
the front
should have the window
side
until the
directly
on
Press POWER to turn
or
out.
If you do not
wish to record
You may also directly
select programme
number
using
tape (this
happen
quite easily by
accident!)
on a
can
the
numbered buttons
on
remove
the remote control.
on
of the
video
cassette.
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tab
the back
edge
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TV/VCR
the
protection
It is
possible
record
CM SKIP
to
on a
video cassette
with the record
protection tab
removed by
covering the
hole with self
adhesive
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tape.
Your VCR
incorporates Long Play (LP or EP) which enables
(EP) he amount of time on a video cassette.
you to record up to twice
(LP)
or
three times
Please note there will be
Remember you
can record one
programme while
a
Press P/STILL to avoid
system.
using
LP
or
EP.
Press STOP to end
recording.
Press EJECT.
Press P/STILL to continue
EJECT will appear
recording.
times. Each successive
press will increase the
record time by 30 minutes
until you reach a
maximum of 9 hours.
on
unwanted
on
Press REC/ITR several
system.
when
scenes.
RECORD will appear
the TV screen.
EP: NTSC colour
6
LP
quality
recording
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and sound
Press REC/ITR to start
your TV.
TV/VCR
picture
recording.
Long Play (LP
EP) or Standard Play.
selecting
different channel
loss in
Press LP if you wish to
LP: PAL colour
TV/VCR to select TV
mode and then
slight
record in
or
watching another
by starting your
instant recording, press
a
CM SKIP
can be paused for
up to 5 minutes; RECP
will be displayed when a
Tapes
tape is paused. After
stop recording
damaging
the
to prevent
tape or
your VCR.
AV
5
minutes your VCR will
TV
place
itself into power off.
P/STILL
FF
PLAY
STOP
REC/
FF
EW
PLAY
0
CM SKIP
EJECT
P/STILL
STOP
LP
AV
REC/
POWER
REW
PLAY
ITR
C.LOCK
STO P
12
REC/
QSR
20
FF
the
If the end of the tape is
reached, your VCR will
stop recording
automatically, rewind,
stop, eject the tape and
REW
TV/VCR
on
screen.
PAL
Press i.
The main
menu
the TV
on
appear
will
NTSC
settings
To record
play
or
AUTO:
screen.
or
G to select
the SYSTEM and press
OK.
Allows PAL
Press D
or
E to select
to the
COLOUR
system used.
Use when
or
to be
PAL:
NTSC 3.58:
signals
playing
receiving
when
or use
back
PAL
tape
recorded in PAL system.
a
remove
the
Use when
from the TV
menus
signals
playing
CLEAR
NTSC
system
recording
signals.
PAL
on
Tosethclurym
NTSC 3.58: Use when
TV.
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 4.43: Use when
Use when
playing
back
a
recording
signals.
NTSC 4.43
tape recorded in the
NTSC system in 3.58
mode.
Use when
a
playing
back
a
tape recorded in the
NTSC system in 4.43
when
or use
back
a
NTSC 4.43:
receiving
MESECAM
screen.
back
playing
recorded in the
tape
MESECAM:
Press i to
(Line Recording)
signals
distinguished automatically.
Use when
according
Set NTSC to record
NTSC PB:
MESECAM
Press F
settings
During playback:
tape
mode.
recorded in MESECAM
OK
i
system.
CLK/CNT
12
Pr-12
REC
PR
ACMS
fOSD
AUDIO
ON
OFF
OPR
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
DR
SYSTEM
i
RE
AUDIO
AUTO
PAL
NIC
MESECAM
OFF
OPR
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
DR
SYSTEM
i
RE
NTSC PB
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 4.43
ON
AUDIO
OFF
OPR
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
DR
SYSTEM
i
RE
AUDIO
NTSC 3.58
NTSC 4.43
OFF
OPR
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
DR
SYSTEM
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Setinghclok
Manuly
Press i.
Use the numbered
buttons
Press F
or
G to select
control
the remote
press D or E
on
or
TIME DATE.
to alter the
Press OK.
and YEAR.
If you make a mistake
press F or G and enter
the correct details.
HOURS,
MINUTES, DAY, MONTH
OK
1pm
displayed
e.g.
The
day
CLK/CNT
as
123
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.
.
12
12
TIME
DATE
CM SKIP
HHMMDDMMYY
HHMMDDMMYY
--
0
i
TIME
DATE
i
settings
i
CLEAR
CLK/CNT
of the week will
clock
appear on your video
recorder's display.
OK
13:00.
456
OK
new
stored and will
will be
appear automatically
when you enter the year.
CLEAR
Your
are
CLEAR
Please note your VCR
uses a 24 hour clock.
Press i.
i
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
with
a
video cassette
protection
Press i.
Press OK to start
tab into
Press F
your VCR.
setting
or
G to select
The video cassette
OK
side
facing up and
facing away
arrow
Press OK.
TUsingOScreDplay imercodng
station that you wish to
record.
REC.
should have the window
Press the numbered
buttons to enter the
the timer record event.
i
123
CLK/CNT
456
the
from
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you.
If all timer record events
OK
arefullpressDorEto
When
select the event that you
wish to remove and
replace.
selecting
press 0
-
03. You may also select
12
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
AUDIO
PR
OPR
CLK/CNT
the TV
DATETIME
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SP
SP
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SP
SP
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DATE
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--
the back
(AV2
:
(AV1) or
BC490W) of
screen.
PR
--
on
the front
your VCR press AV, as shown
by the display (AV1 or AV2) on
i
REC
OKi
.
If you wish to record directly
from the AUDIO/VIDEO IN
OK
DR
or
event.
on
Pr-12
by pressing
Once selected press G.
terminals
ACMS
9,
Press F to delete the
CLEAR
PR
-
number; for example Stations
3
VCR
fOSD
stations 1
first, then the channel
Channels
ON
OFF
SKIP
i
CLK/CNT
REC
CM
0
TV/VCR
SP
NRTV
DATE
TIME
--
--
SP
--
--
--
SP
--
--
--
SP
--
--
--
SP
--
--
--
SP
--
--
--
SP
--
--
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::
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-~
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SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
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23
If Timer record
events
Make
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.
Overlap...
do
that the
sure
not
recording events
overlap. If they do,
do
the earlier programme
will always be given
priority.
Example:
Programme 1 is
programmed to start
so
Press F to delete the event...or
Press OK to change; then press F or G to select;
Press D or E to enter the correct information.
preset times of the
timer
a
Station, Date, Start and End times and LP.
Press the numbered
Press the numbered
Press F
buttons to enter the date
buttons to enter the
of the programme.
recording
DorEifyouwishto
record in Long Play (LP
or EP).
at
times of the programme
that you wish to
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16:00 and end at 17:00.
start and end
or
G and press
record.
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If you press OK before
entering the date you
may select one of the
following automated
recording features. Press
F or G to select, then
press OK to confirm.
this case, Programme
1 will be recorded in its
only
the last
30 minutes of
Programme
recorded.)
2 will be
DLY To record every day
(except Saturday and
Sunday) at the same
time.
PROGRAMME 1
17:00
16:00
Weekly
18:00
same
PR
16:30
NRTV
PROGRAMME 2
(This portion
recorded)
will not be
To record at the
time every week.
DATE
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TIME
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--
--
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--
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::
--
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::
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-~
--
--
--
-~
--
--
--
--
--
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
and will need to re-enter
CM
0
TV/VCR
SKIP
Press POWER to switch
your VCR
Standby.
Please note your VCR
uses a 24 hour clock.
1pm will
displayed as
e.g.
be
13:00.
CLEAR
You may also select the
the start and end times
by pressing
NRTV
or
PR
DATE
TIME
16
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::
SP
::
SP
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--
--
--
--
--
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::
--
-~
::
--
-~
::
--
-~
::
--
-~
--
--
--
--
--
::
--
-~
--
EJECT
POWER
OK
i
CLK/CNT
.
--
OK i
24
Press i twice.
the data.
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--
::
SP
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--
correct.
you have
entered incorrect
123
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but
CM
are
If PLEASE CHECK is
at
16:30 and end at 18:00.
entirety,
0
TV/VCR
event details
displayed,
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Programme 2 is
programmed to start
Check that the timer
NRTV
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
TIME
16
1900
::
2000
SP
::
SP
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--
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SPEED
:
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--
-~
::
--
-~
::
--
-~
::
--
-~
--
--
--
--
--
--
TIMER will appear in the
video recorder's display
while your VCR waits to
make the recording.
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
i
Your VCR has
Energy Save feature
place your VCR into an
You may
an
which if set will
tape
year, day of week,
programme channel, tape speed and
operational mode of your VCR on the TV
screen. If a recording is taking place
these On Screen Displays will not be
recorded onto the tape.
will not work.
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
or
day, month,
economic power save where the clock
display will disappear. If you have
programmed a recording, this feature
VCR.
easily display the current time
counter and amount of tape left,
Press OK/CLK/CNT to
After 3 seconds the
display.
display
leaving
will clear
the clock
EOnScreDisplay nergySavin
only
or
tape
counter and amount of
CLEAR
OK
tape left
i
on
the TV
screen.
CLK/CNT
in the video recorder's
display.
Press OK/CLK/CNT
VCR
Channel
Function/
Press POWER to switch
off
Energy
Save.
Programme
Tape speed
STOP
SBS
again to
displays
remove
all
from the TV
screen.
SP
CLEAR
24.02.00 THU
12:00
OK
i
CLK/CNT
Clock/Tape
Day/Month/
Year/Day of
Counter &
Amount of
Tape Left
Week
If you have set the
OSD ON/OFF to
Press OK/CLK/CNT
repeatedly
to
display
tape counter and
of tape left.
the
amount
OFF in the main
menu, function
OSD(On Screen Display)
will not be
displayed.
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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.
Press STOP when
Press CLEAR to set the
playback or recording
is complete.
counter to 0:00:00.
Press PLAY
or
start
tape
the actual
display
time in
counter will
hours,
play
minutes
The
tape will rewind and
automatically stop
when
the counter returns to
0:00:00.
and seconds.
VCR
i
OK
FF
on
the
None of the buttons on the
front of your VCR will work
(except STOP/ EJECT)
LP
C.LOCK
P/STILL
FF
PLAY
STOP
so
that your
the
operated using
SAFE will appear
TV screen.
i
REW
be
Press C.LOCK
CLK/CNT
26
only
switch off the child lock.
ST
REC/
can
Press C.LOCK.
P/STILL
PLAY
the front of the
remote control.
CLK/CNT
REW
on
be switched off
can
If any buttons on the
front of your VCR are
pressed SAFE will flicker
in your video recorder's
display for a few seconds.
CLEAR
OK
VCR
SAFE will flicker in
your video recorder's display for a few seconds.
Press REW.
recording.
The
The control buttons
AV
SAFE will
the TV
again
disappear
to
on
screen.
OFF will flicker in your
video recorder's
for
a
display
few seconds.
Automatic
Memory
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
during
tape rewind.
The
tape will rewind
to
Press i.
PressDorEtochecka
the
beginning and your
VCR will automatically
Press F
switch itself off.
DR.
or
G to select
problem.
HEAD STATUS
O PLEASE CLEAN:
Clean your video
heads.
Press OK.
TAPE STATUS
O NOT RECORDABLE:
Insert a tape with its
protection tab in place
EJECT
POWER
OK
NO. OF TIMER PROGRAMME
O2
Shows the number of
timer recording.
i
CLK/CNT
NEXT TIMER PROGRAMME
O 1 26 10:00~11:00
Shows the current status
of timer recording.
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Pr-12
REC
PR
ACMS
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
VCR
DR
DR
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AUDIO
ON
OFF
OPR
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VIDEO DOCTOR
HEAD STATUS
TAPE STATUS N
NO. OF TIMER PROGRAMME
NEXT TIMER PROGRAMME
VCR
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VideoDctr(Slf-agns)
MemoryShut-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
"
ez(easy) Operations
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
TV/VCR
CM SKIP
0
STOP
LP
search.
reverse
AV
C.LOCK
TV/VCR
CM SKIP
0
LP
ez
POWER OFF
ez
AV
REPEAT
C.LOCK
ez
POWER
OFF
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The
holding section
replayed twice
automatically.
Pressing
is
ez
REPEAT
again
during repeat play,
return to normal
REWIND
EJECT
Release ez REPEAT at
the point where repeat
play is to start.
POWER OFF
ez
REPEAT
play.
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 from the back of your VCR. Remember to select the
appropriate audio/video mode by pressing the AV button on the remote control.
TapeCoying
Back view of your VCR
Place the blank video tape that you
wish to record ON into this VCR
A
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUT
RF.OUT
IN
AV1
All connections
must be made with
both your VCR's
and TV unplugged
from the mains
RCA Lead
IfyouuseaRCA
lead picture quality
will be improved
Back view of playing VCR
Place the video tape that you
wish to record FROM into this
VCR
VID
Unauthorised
ers
and be
recording of copyrighted
contrary to copyright laws
TV programmes,
film,
video cassettes and other materials may
infringe
the
rights
of
copyright
own-
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The
Specifatons
design
and
specifications
are
subject
General
110-240 V ~,50/60 Hz
consumption
Video heads
Approx.
16 Watts
mode: 3
Watts)
(BC490W)
(BC290W)
4 heads
2 heads
Tape speed
(SP mode)
(LP mode: Playback
11.12 mm/s
Dimensions
30
(EP mode)
(SP mode, E-240 tape)
8 hours (LP mode, E-240 tape)
8 hours (EP mode, T-160 tape)
360x94.5x270mm(WxHxD)
3.4 kg
4 hours
5oC
-
35oC
Less than 80%
24 hours
(625 lines, 50 fields)
(B/G, I/I, D/K)/SECAM (B/G,
D/K) colour signal
format
PAL/MESECAM/
NTSC3.58/NTSC4.43
Input
level
G/K
UHF 22-68
VIDEO IN
1.0
16.67 mm/s
Weight
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Recording
RF Modulator
(SP mode)
(LP mode)
CCIR standard
PAL
23.39 mm/s
only)
time
system
RF OUT
33.35 mm/s
recording
Television
(Energy Saving
NTSC;
Timer
without notice.
PAL/MESECAM;
11.69 mm/s
Maximum
change
Video
Power
Power
to
display type
Output
level
to noise ratio
(RCA type)
75
V(p-p),
VIDEO OUT
1.0
Signal
(Adjustable)
75
V(p-p),
Ohms, unbalanced
(RCA type)
Ohms, unbalanced
More than 43 dB
Audio
Input
level
Output
level
AUDIO IN
(RCA type)
-6.0
more
dBm,
AUDIO OUT
-6.0
than 47 kohms
(RCA type)
dBm, less than
Track
Mono track
Frequency response
Signal to noise ratio
100 Hz-10 kHz
More than 43 dB
1.5 kohms
(-6/+3 dB)
(at SP mode)
Video Head
Whenever
Cleaning
a
cleaned. This should
However dirt
accumulating
picture
deposit
to become blurred
picture
no
sound
&
mean
or ejected from your VCR the video head is
that additional head cleaning should not be necessary.
the head after
on
Check
Is the mains
plug plugged
points
in and switched on?
another channel,
maybe
a
weak
signal.
Have you tuned in a video channel
TV to watch video on?
playback
poor
picture
tapes will
Check
Video
Is the cassette
cassette
Are you
round?
cannot be
the
can cause
trying
not
points
compartment empty?
to insert the cassette the
or
Remote
Is the mains
Is the VCR switched on?
If you have used a RCA lead to connect your VCR and
TV have you selected the AV channel on your TV?
not work
Check the batteries in remote control.
Check
The
Is the video cassette
carry out Automatic
Are the TV channels tuned in
Have you tried
using
on
your
Tuning again
properly?
an
top of
the playback
picture is
unstable
another cassette?
Can you minimise the noise bars to
Can you
get
a
picture
on
programmes
Are the aerial leads and
between your VCR and TV connected?
RF connector lead
recorded
Are the TV channels tuned in
properly?
safety tab on the video cassette been
removed to prevent recording?
Try another station, maybe a weak signal
Has the
in and switched on?
damaged,
have you tried
using another one?
Adjust the horizontal
control on your TV.
Check the aerial. Is it connected?
Make
special
way
or
damaged?
Check for local interference
the TV?
cannot be
plug plugged
Check the aerial. Is the cable broken
acceptable
levelwith0,DorE?
TV
right
damaged?
control does
tuning,
CheckList
playback
normally
inserted
Check the aerial. Is the cable broken
No
of time
Symptom
Check the aerial. Is it connected?
or
long period
or
Is the TV switched on?
Try
a
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
sure
that you are
your TV.
channel
on
Has the
safety
using
a
video TV
tab been removed from the video
does not
cassette?
work
Is the child lock switched
on
mode?
Check the aerial. Is it connected to the TV?
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Troubleshting
P/N:3834RP0058N
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