LG | AF290W | LG AF290W Owner’s Manual

Video Cassette Recorder
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL: AF490W/AF290W
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.
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.
Do not
operate your VCR if it is damaged.
Your VCR should not be repaired by anyone
?
remove
the
top
can
(see p.27). If your VCR still does not operate
properly, unplug it and call your dealer.
Ensure that your VCR is
a free flow of air.
2
placed
in
a
system
?
Programmable
80
?
position
?
?
-
& Picture Search
tuner
?
Logic
ACMS
(Automatic
Channel Memory
System)
?
Child Lock
?
Auto Head Cleaner
?
Auto Power
7 event/1 month
?
Frame advance & Slow
programmable
to
Long Play
recording & playback
ICON OSD (On Screen
Display)
NTSC playback on PAL
-
TV
Frequency synthesised
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
allow
?LP
channel memory with
except qualified service personnel.
Never
(High Quality)picture enhancement
HQ
timer
on
motion functions
and
(AF490W)
?
PAL B/G & SECAM D/K
?
Dual
?
Real Time Counter
?
Shuttle Controls
?
Quick Start function
(AF490W)
?Auto
System
Play
Still function
Tracking System
Welcome to LG
Thank you for
buying
this LG video cassette recorder Model AF490W/AF290W.
2-5
Advanced
Precautions & features
2
Quick Set
Remote Control Location & function
4
Timer
Your VCR's Controls
5
Description
Connecting
Tuning
in
to
a
TV
your TV
How to
use
Tuning
in TV Stations
Automatically
Tuning
in TV Stations
Manually
Basic
menu
the order of TV Stations
Changing
Deleting
the main
on
&
Selecting
TV Stations
Operations
Playing
a
7
-
8
9
10
11-12
13
14
15-18
15-16
tape
Setting
the Colour
Setting
the Clock
System
17
Manually
18
On Screen
23
Display
Counter
Memory Stop
Child Lock
Automatic
24
24
Memory
Power Shut-Off
25
Automatic Switch Off
25
Video Doctor
25
Helpful
TableofCnts
19-25
19-20
21- 22
On Screen
Tape
6
video channel
a
Recording using
Display
6-14
Setting Up
Operations
Recording (QSR)
(Self-Diagnosis)
Hints
26-27
26
Tape Copying
26
Specifications
Troubleshooting
Check List
27
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
damage
control handset for
batteries
from
an
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.
Switches the VCR
POWER
and off
EJECT
EJECT
CURSORS
POWER
CLEAR
Reset
tape
counter to
During playback, tracking control
on screen display
To control
zero
CLEAR
OK/CLOCK/TAPE COUNTER
Calls the on screen display.
OK
i
CLK/CNT
PAUSE/STILL
Switches to a still picture
REW
Rewinds the
Reverse
Your REMOTE CONTROL
HANDSET is powered by
two AA type batteries.
FF
PLAY
tape
high speed picture play
STOP
REC/
QSR
REC/QSR
Starts instant
123
recording
456
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.
Programme
screen.
TV/VCR
VCR;
correctly
positioned.
Replace the cover.
are
AA
Numbered buttons
To select channels.
number information on
TV;
to
monitor, view playback
or
view the VCR's tuner
or view another
programme while recording
another programme
to watch TV
AA
CHILD LOCK
Switches the Child Lock on and off
4
789
TV/VCR
0
LP
information, channel up & down
selection and vertical tremble
during still picture.
iDisplays
P/STILL
REW
To install batteries:
--
Ejects tape
on
CM SKIP
AV
on screen menu
FF
Winds the tape forwards
Forward high speed picture
PLAY
To play the
tape
STOP
To stop the
tape
play
CM SKIP
To fast forward picture search
through 30 seconds of a record-
ing
C.LOCK
AUDIO/VIDEO MODE
Select input source for
LP
To select the
the tape
recording
recording speed
of
Each button
on
your VCR has the
same
function
as
its
corresponding
button
on
the
remote control handset.
POWER
(On/Off)
POWER
Cassette
Stop & Tape
Eject
STOP/
Shuttle
REC/QSR
Compartment
(instant record)
EJECT
/FF
REW/
PLAY
PLAY
PROG.
AV2
VIDEO IN
Controls
Ring
REC QSR
P/STILL
OPR
AUDIO IN
Channel
Video IN
Audio IN
Programme
socket
socket
Selectors
VCR
Remote
Display
Control
PAUSE/
OPR
STILL
(see p.16)
Sensor
Mains Lead
AERIAL
(Connect the aerial
using this socket)
AERIAL
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUT
AV1
AUDIO/VIDEO IN/OUT
to your TV set
(Connect
or
another video
recorder)
RF.OUT
IN
RF.OUT
(Connect to your TV
using this socket)
5
YourVCR's
The
Conecting
guidance given on this page is the most common form of connection. However please check
with your manufacturer's instruction books for specific information. Make sure all connections are
made with both your VCR and additional appliance unplugged from the mains to avoid
ToaTV
damaging your equipment. Connecting a VCR using a RCA lead is one
optimum sound and picture quality from video-tape playback.
Aerial
The
quality of the sound and
picture can be greatly influenced
by the positioning, quality and
state of repair of your external
aerial.
Using your
Back view of your VCR
VCR very first
All connections
time
Following picture
the TV
on
have
just
will
must be made
display
To make
please
tuning
follow
TV
RF.OUT
appliances
unplugged from
the mains.
stations,
stages 3 to 4
(see p.
Television
10).
ACMS
Pr-12
VIDEO
OUT
shown "ACMS"
ACMS
AERIAL
AUDIO
with all
when you
connected your
screen
video recorder for the very
first time.
as
of the best ways to
achieve
OKi
6
AV1
IN
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 socket 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
adjustment
Tune this channel until
Store this channel
the video
your TV.
picture
is
sharp
to tune your
on
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.
If you have used a RCA
cable you will not have
Press POWER to turn
will not be
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.
O
n
y
o
u
r
T
V
Tunig na Videochanl
Make
sure
Only carry out stages
5~8ifyoucannot
obtain clear video playback
Select
tuned in
a
that
channel.
more
than
to
TV channel
Select
TV channel
a
number
which you
wish to watch video's.
on
Tune this channel
4.
~
RF C36 will appear in
the VCR display.
PROG.
a
bright
blue
so
that
screen
appears.
on
Store this channel
Make sure that your VCR
is in power off mode
(only the clock will be
You may select any
channel number between
22 and 68, until the test
pattern shown the below
displayed).
is
your
TV. If you do not tune in
a dedicated video
channel
your VCR for
4 seconds.
or
on
your TV.
dedicated
on
a
Press PROG.
select another video
which you
wish to watch video's.
successfully
video channel
1
number
you have correctly
installed your VCR
and
described in
as
stages
Hold down both PROG.
and onthefrontof
PROG.
your TV you
will be unable to view
and record video tapes!
on
8
appeared.
Press POWER when you
have finished.
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
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
REC
PSET
R
Pr-12
ACMS
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
OSD
VCR
DR
AUDIO
ON
OFF
LANGUAGE
SELECTION
REC
fOSD
OKi
OPR
You
can
usethmain
select the
language
among
English,
Russian, Deutsch,
Francais and Polski.
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
REC
Timer
recording setting (see p. 21 to 22).
PR SET Manual 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).
-
-
-
-
To select the channel for audio output.
O F.OSD ON/OFF
To switch the display of operational mode of your
VCR ON or OFF (see p. 23).
O
AUDIO
-
-
O
OPR
-
To
improve
the
playback picture (see
p.
16).
-
-
-
9
How to
Tunig n TVstaion Automaicly
Make
that you have
installed your
VCR and tuned a video
The main
channel
appear
book.
Press F
sure
Press i.
Press OK to start the
automatic
correctly
on your TV as
described earlier in this
menu
will
the TV
on
The TV station table will
appear when
tuning
screen.
If "PLEASE CHECK"
or
appears on the TV screen
after automatic tuning starts,
G to select
the ACMS.
Switch
your TV and
select the channel you
wish to watch videos.
make sure that you
have connected the aerial
please
on
Press POWER to turn
is
tuning
complete.
process.
Press OK.
cables
correctly.
Press i to
on
save
your
settings.
your VCR.
i
EJECT
K/CNT
POWER
OK
OK
i
i
P/STILL
CLK/CNT
CLK/CNT
REW
12
Pr-12
REC
PSET
R
fOSD
AUDIO
ON
OFF
TIME
DATE
SYSTEM
AB
C
VCR
OSD
DR
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
Pr-12
OPR
ACMS
E
PSET
R
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 AV to select C
The main
appear
on
menu
(Standard stations)
(Cable stations):
will
the TV
screen.
C02
-
C71, S01
LP
-
S
or
Press G to select MFT.
Press G to select
Press D
STATION
or
E to
adjust.
S41.
so that you
may name your TV
station.
AV
i
C.LOCK
OK
/CNT
OK
i
i
CLK/CNT
P/STILL
CLK/CNT
REW
Repeatedly
press D
E
or
Press OK.
to tune in the TV station.
Press F
or
G to select
the PR SET.
If you know the broadOK
cast station number of
your
Press OK.
particular
TV station
i
CLK/CNT
you may enter its number
directly by using the
number buttons
on
the
remote control.
PR
CH
01
C--
MFT
STATION
--
-----
CHANNEL/CABLE
PSET
R
:
PR
01
MFT
00
STATION
CHANNEL/CABLE
AV
i
CH
C02
PSET
R
:
PR
CH
MFT
01
C02
00
CHANNEL/CABLE
AV
i
STATION
PSET
R
:
PR
CH
MFT
01
C02
00
STATION
-
AV
i
PSET
R
OK i
11
Tunig n TVstaion Manuly
Press D or E to select
letters and numbers for
the new station name.
PressForGtomove
back and forth between
Press i, confirm the
Your
station
placement.
been tuned into your
VCR.
Press i
again.
new
TV station has
now
If you wish to
characters.
repeat stages
Press OK.
EJECT
ER
i
K/CNT
CLEAR
P/STILL
OK
i
REW
CLK/CNT
02
03
PR
CH
MFT
01
C02
00
STATION
04
05
06
07
08
PSET
R
manually
tune other stations
PSET
R
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
--
--
-----
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
,
1-6.
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 SET.
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
PSET
R
:
01
C02
00
ARD
01
ARD
01
C02
00
ARD
02
C03
00
ZDF
02
C03
00
ZDF
02
C03
00
ZDF
03
C04
00
WDR 3
03
C05
C06
00
00
BR3
HR3
03
C05
00
04
C06
00
HR3
C02
00
C05
00
BR3
05
C06
00
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
08
C09
00
SWF3
08
C09
00
SWF3
08
C09
00
AV
i
BR3
04
04
PSET
R
OKi
PSET
R
OKi
P
SET
R
NDR3
SWF3
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
,
OKi
13
After
tuning
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
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
on
appear
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 SET.
The
are
Press OK.
stations
following
resorted automatical-
ly.
You may also directly
select stations using the
numbered
buttons on the remote
control.
EJECT
ER
ER
CLEAR
CLEAR
OK
CLEAR
i
i
OK
CLEAR
i
OK
i
CLK/CNT
K/CNT
CLK/CNT
OK
i
CLK/CNT
P/S
P/STILL
P/
CLK/CNT
REW
RET
123
456
PR
01
CH
MFT
STATION
C02
00
ARD
789
TV/VCR
0
CM SKIP
CHANNEL/CABLE
PSET
R
14
:
01
C02
00
ARD
01
C03
00
ZDF
02
C03
00
ZDF
02
C04
00
WDR 3
03
C04
00
WDR 3
03
C05
00
BR3
04
C05
00
BR3
04
C06
00
HR3
05
C06
00
HR3
05
C07
00
06
C07
00
N3
06
C08
00
07
C08
00
NDR3
07
C09
00
08
C09
00
SWF3
08
AV
i
PSET
R
MOVE
:
DELETE
:
--
N3
NDR3
SWF3
--
MOVE
,
OKi
P SET
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
Make
VCR
that you have
connected your
described earlier
sure
correctly
as
play
back
recordings
Press PLAY to start
Still
Press P/STILL to pause
your tape.
a
PLAY
on your TV and
select the video channel
STO
P
Press D
on
If you load a video
cassette which has had
its record
removed
EJECT
during
still
the
into your VCR.
automatically adjust the
tracking to give the best
picture quality. A.TRK will
should have the window
side
facing up and
arrow facing away
you.
the
from
appear in your video
recorder's display while it
is
doing
this.
to this will enable you to
wind the
rapidly
times normal
picture.
speed)
and
are on
tape (7
playback
see
the
where
tape.
CLEAR
OK
i
CLK/CNT
P/STILL
AUTO TRACKING
Your VCR will
your tape.
Picture search:
During playing back
press either FF or REW
you
cassette will start
Insert the video cassette
The video cassette
E to reduce
the vertical tremble
automatically.
POWER
or
tab
protection
playback of
playing
picture.
frame.
playback.
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
Press PLAY to continue
:
repeatedly to advance
the still picture frame by
FF
Turn
picture
Press P/STILL
P/STILL
REW
a tape Playing
tapes (on PAL TV).
playing
in this book.
for video
from NTSC
Still
pictures
will have
of white streaks
a
lot
across
them, this is quite normal
and doesn't
mean
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.
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
tape to prevent
playing
damaging the tape or your
FF
PLAY
the
STOP
ENR/
DEP
VCR.
15
Picture search will
Playing a tape
How to
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
and
use
Slow motion
the Shuttle
playback,
Shuttle(AF490W) :
Ring
TO ADVANCE THE
TAPE RAPIDLY
During playing back or
picture press F or
still
Press the "STOP" button
and turn the "SHUTTLE
RING" clockwise.
You
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
commercial
a
a
REC/
following playback
speeds.
(-7xplay, -3xplay, -play,
TO REWIND THE TAPE
Press the "STOP" button
and turn the "SHUTTLE
RING" counterclockwise.
then
QSR
While
tape is playing
press CM SKIP on the
remote control to skip
OPR.
To switch off the slow
commercial
motion and shuttle, press
the desired function.
to select:
programme
Press EJECT.
EJECT
POWER
During
slow motion and
shuttle, the noise bars
may appear on the
picture according
status of
to the
tape.
If distortions
can
be
seen
in the picture, reduce
them with D or E.
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tape is
reached, your VCR will
stop playback automatically,
rewind, stop, eject the
tape and place itself into
power off.
/FF
Press F
(or another
material).
or
tape.
G to select
Press OK.
Press D
or
E
OFF,
repeatedly
SOFT
or
SHARP.
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PLAY
the condition of the
Press i.
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Hold down the
"SHUTTLE RING"
clockwise during fast
forward, and counterclockwise during rewind.
few seconds,
normal
resume
automatically
improves playback
picture quality by
adjusting your VCR to
playback.
-1/19 slow, still, 1/19 slow,
TO VIEW THE PICTURE
DURING FAST
FORWARD MODE OR
REWIND MODE
REW/
Press STOP to end
playback.
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Repeatedly
press
CM SKIP to
skip
material:
Please note you may
on when
only set OPR to
playing a tape.
1 Press
30 seconds
Press i to
2 Press
60 seconds
menus.
3 Press
90 seconds
4 Press
120 seconds
5 Press
150 seconds
6 Press
180 seconds
You
remove
the
also set OPR
OPR on the
front of your VCR.
can
pressing
by
Your VCR is
equipped with triple colour
can play and record in PAL
B/G and SECAM D/K. During playing back
or recording your VCR detects the colour
system automatically. It there are colour
problems with very weak signals, you select
the colour system manually.
standard, you
Press i.
Press D
or
The main
on
appear
will
menu
the TV
Setinghcolursym
E to select
the COLOUR
system
used.
screen.
AUTO: automatic colour
Press F
or
G to select
the SYSTEM.
selection,
PA L : PAL
recordings
MESECAM: SECAM B/G
Press OK.
recordings.
Press i to
remove
the
menus.
EJECT
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CLEAR
OK
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AUTO
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AUDIO
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The clock in your VCR controls time,
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Manuly
day
Press i.
Use the numbered
Press F
buttons on the remote
control to alter or enter
or
G to select
and date
settings
for your VCR.
If you make a mistake
press F or G and enter
the correct details.
Press i.
Your
the
HOURS, MINUTES,
DAY, MONTH and
TIME DATE.
are
clock
settings
appear on your video
recorder's display.
YEAR.
Press OK.
new
stored and will
Please note your VCR
24 hour clock.
uses a
e.g. 1 pm will be
displayed
When
as
13:00.
entering singles
numbers
a
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added first, for example 1
must be entered as 01, 2
as
CLEAR
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02 etc.
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OK
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OK
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The
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of the week will
day
appear automatically
CLK/CNT
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when you enter the date.
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Your VCR allows you to make recordings using a variety of simple methods :
Quick Set Recording (QSR) 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.
The video cassette
on your TV and
select the channel that
you set up for video
facing up and
arrow facing away
playback.
you.
Press POWER to turn
your VCR.
on
CLEAR
OK
IN, VIDEO IN
(AV1)
(AV2)
on
the
or on
the
i
on
the TV
screen.
CLK/CNT
You may also directly
select programme
number
EJECT
Recording(QSR)
If you wish to record
from AUDIO
of your VCR
press AV, as shown by
the display (AV1 or AV2)
the
from
to 7 of
directly
front
should have the window
side
until the
present). Up
back
Turn
or
out.
runs
using
If you do not wish to record
tape (this
quite easily by
accident!)
on a
the
numbered buttons
the remote control.
QuickSet
on
can
happen
the
tab
on the back
edge of the
video
remove
protection
POWER
cassette.
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video cassette
with the record
protection tab
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
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
QuickSet
Recording(QSR)
on a
Press LP if you wish to
Press REC/QSR to start
Press P/STILL to avoid
record in
recording.
recording
Standard
Long Play
Play.
or
SP will
produce improved
picture and sound quality, however LP will provide twice
as
recording
time
much
as
SP.
SPorLPwillbe
displayed
display to
Remember you
can record one
in your VCR
let you know
on
Press EJECT.
on
Press P/STILL
continue
Press REC/QSR several
times. Each successive
press will increase the
record time by 30 minutes
until you reach a
maximum of 9 hours.
which you have selected.
Tapes
to
again
recording.
can
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
programme while
another
different channel
Press STOP to end
recording.
scenes.
RECORD will appear
the TV screen.
the
to prevent
tape or
your VCR.
watching
by starting
QSR recording,
your
press
TV/VCR to select TV
mode and then select
unwanted
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
a
CLEAR
your
OK
TV.
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STOP
PLAY
REC/
QSR
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FF
PLAY
P/STILL
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
to start
again
event.
REC.
Insert
with
a
tab into
OK
Press OK.
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should have the window
facing up and
arrow facing away
CM SKIP
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The video cassette
side
usingOScreDplay
you wish to record.
video cassette
protection
Press the numbered
buttons to enter the
programme number that
the timer record
the
select the event that you
remove and
CLEAR
from
wish to
OK
you.
replace.
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CLK/CNT
Press F to
P/
remove
When
selecting programme
numbers 1
9, press 0 first,
then the programme
number; for example PR
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NO. 1 as 01. You may also
select programme
numbers by pressing
the
event.
Once selected press
G. If you want to record
from the RCA sockets, press
AV for the display (AV1 or
or .
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OK
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events
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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
priority.
Example:
Programme 1 is
programmed to start
Press the numbered
Press the numbered
Press G to select the
Check that the timer
buttons to enter the date
of the programme.
buttons to enter the
recording start and end
recording speed.
event details
at
times of the programme
that you wish to
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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.
the last
30 minutes of
Programme
recorded.)
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DLY(Daily) To record
day (except
Saturday and Sunday)
every
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time every week.
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recorded)
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Please note your VCR
uses a 24 hour clock.
displayed
as
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remove
CLEAR
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by pressing
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to
menus.
You may also select the
the start and end times
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TIMER will appear in the
video recorder's display
while your VCR waits to
make the recording.
You may
tape
easily display the current time
counter and amount of tape left,
or
year, day of week,
programme channel, 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.
day, month,
Press OK/CLK/CNT to
After 3 seconds the
display.
display
leaving
will clear
only
the clock
or
OnScreDisplay
tape
counter and amount of
OK
tape left
i
on
the TV
screen.
CLK/CNT
Channel
VCR
Function
Programme
STOP
ARD
Press OK/CLK/CNT
again to
displays
remove
all
from the TV
screen.
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Year/Day of
Week
Clock/Tape
Counter &
Amount of
Tape Left
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Press OK/CLK/CNT
repeatedly
to
display
tape counter and
of tape left.
Tape
the
amount
counter and
amount of
tape left
appear only while
is loaded.
a
tape
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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
of recordings on the tape.
ChildLock
Press OK/CLK/CNT
repeatedly
until the
counter is
displayed
Press STOP when
on
playback
complete.
VCR
VCR
can
can
only
or
start
recording.
The
tape
display
display.
None of the buttons
will rewind and
automatically stop
when
the counter returns to
play
OK
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P/STILL
i
REW
FF
PLAY
STOP
P/STILL
REC/
REW
FF
PLAY
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(except
EJECT)
display.
CLK/CNT
OK
work
STOP/
your video recorder's
time in hours, minutes
and seconds.
CLK/CNT
on
the front of your VCR will
If any buttons on the
front of your VCR are
will flicker in
pressed
counter will
CLEAR
again
to
QSR
will
disappear
from
your video recorder's
0:00:00.
the actual
that your
the
will appear from your
Press CLEAR to set the
Press PLAY
so
operated using
Press C.LOCK
Press REW.
tape
be
switch off the child lock.
video recorder's
The
the front of the
remote control.
is
screen.
counter to 0:00:00.
on
be switched off
Press C.LOCK.
recording
or
The control buttons
display.
Automatic Memory Power Shut-Off
This feature of your VCR enables you to
Video
Doctor(Self-Diagnosis)
This feature informs you that there is
problem with your VCR. These error
switch off your VCR automatically after
tape rewind has been completed.
messages will appear
on
a
the TV
screen.
Automatic Switch Off
Press POWER
during
tape rewind.
Your VCR will turn itself
doesn't receive
The
tape will rewind
Switch
on
your VCR.
PressDorEtochecka
off after 8 minutes if it
to
a
TV
problem.
HEAD STATUS
Press i.
O PLEASE CLEAN:
signal.
Press F
the
beginning and your
VCR will automatically
This
switch itself off.
end of the
usually occurs at the
evening when
TV stations
stop
or
Clean your video
heads.
G to select
Dr.
AERIAL CONNECTION
O PLEASE CHECK:
Connect your VCR to
a TV aerial and TV.
O AV MODE/ PLAY
MODE:
Shows the current mode
of VCR.
O EMPTY PR:
Appears when a station
has not memorized.
Press OK.
broadcasting.
EJECT
ER
CLEAR
OK
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CLK/CNT
TAPE STATUS
O NOT RECORDABLE:
Insert a tape with its
protection tab in place
P/
NO. OF TIMER
PROGRAMME
O
HEAD STATUS
AERIAL CONNECTION
TAPE STATUS
NO. OF TIMER PROGRAMME
NEXT TIMER PROGRAMME
VCR
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timer
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recording.
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PROGRAMME
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Shows the current status
of timer recording.
Press i.
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A second VCR
(for tape copying)
should
be connected to the RCA socket
on
the
back of your VCR. Remember to select
the audio/video mode by pressing the
TapeCoying Specifatons
AV button
on
General
Power
Power consumption
Video Head System
the remote control.
Tape speed
format
Maximum recording
time
Rewind time
Dimensions
Tape
Weight
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Back view of your VCR
Place the blank video tape
that you wish to record ON
into this VCR
Timer
Video
Television
system
AERIAL
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUT
RF.OUT
AV1
The
design and
specifications are
subject to change
IN
RCA Lead
If you use a RCA lead,
All connections must be
made with both your VCR's
and TV unplugged from the
mains
without notice.
picture and sound quality of
video-tape playback will be
improved.
AO
Recording format
RF reception
RF OUT
Input level
Output
level
to noise ratio
RF Modulator
Signal
Audio
Input level
VO
OUT
IN
Back view of playing VCR
Place the video tape that you wish to record
FROM into this VCR
Output
level
Track
Frequency response
Signal to noise ratio
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
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100-240V~,50Hz.
18 Watts
Double azimuth 4
Approx.
heads, helical
scanning. (AF490W)
Rotary 2 heads,
helical scanning (AF290W).
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. 180 sec.(E-180 tape).
360x94x270mm(WxHxD)
3.4 Kg.
5oC 35oC
Less than 80%.
24 hours display
-
type.
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50
PAL/SECAM colour signal
PAL/MESECAM
fields)
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K)
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.
UHF channels 22-68 (Adjustable)
AUDIO IN (RCA type)
-5.0 dBm, more than 47 kohms
AUDIO OUT (RCA type)
-5.0 dBm, less than 1 kohm
Mono track
100 Hz-10 kHz (-5/+3 dBm)
More than 43 dB
Video Head
Whenever
Cleaning
a
video cassette is inserted into
automatically
cleaned. This should
mean
or ejected from your VCR the video head is
that additional head cleaning should not be
CheckList
necessary. However dirt 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.
Check
Symptom
No
no
picture
&
sound
Is the mains
plug plugged
Symptom
in and switched on?
Video
Is the cassette compartment
cassette
Are you
round?
Is the TV switched on?
maybe a weak signal.
Check aerial is it plugged in? Check aerial,
lead broken or damaged?
Try
another channel,
Have you tuned in a video channel
TV to watch video on?
cannot be
is the
playback
poor
Remote
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
tuning,
carry out Automatic
on
your
Tuning again
Are the TV channels tuned in
top of
the playback
picture is
Have you tried
using
properly?
Can you minimise the noise bars to
TV
Can you get a picture on the TV?
Are the aerial leads and special RF connector lead
cannot be
recorded
an
between your VCR and TV connected?
Are the TV channels tuned in properly?
safety
tab
on
way
plug plugged
in and switched on?
on
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?
Make
acceptable
levelwithDorE?
Has the
right
Check for local interference
another cassette?
picture
programmes
empty?
to insert the cassette the
inserted
unstable
No
trying
points
control does
Check
or
Check
points
Auto
Play
does not
sure
that you are
your TV.
channel
on
Has the
safety
using
a
video TV
tab been removed from the video
cassette?
work
the video cassette been
removed to prevent
recording?
Try another station, maybe a weak signal
Check aerial is it plugged into TV?
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