Video Cassette
with Line
Player
Recording
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL
:
AL182W
PAL NTSC
Before
connecting, operating,
please
read this instruction booklet
or
adjusting this product,
carefully and completely.
Position your VCP so that no
falls directly onto it.
bright light
or
sunlight
F
e
a
t
u
r
e
s
Precautions,Contes&
Do not
damage
service
remove
heat.
electrical storms it is advisable to
plug
to
prevent
4
in
to
repaired by
personnel.
5
Remote Control Functions
6
On Screen
7
Playing
the back
anyone except
of your VCP as this can
voltage and other hazards. If
cover
a
Video Channel
a
Display
to your VCP and TV.
expose you to very high
your VCP does not operate properly, please check the
Troubleshooting Guide on page 15. If your VCP still
does not
TV
Tuning
or
Your VCP should not be
Never
3
moisture, dust
operate your VCP if it is damaged.
qualified
Controls & Sockets
Connecting
During
accidental
2
Care should be taken not to expose your
VCP to any unnecessary vibration,
both the aerial cable and mains
unplug
Precautions, Contents & Features
Other
a
8
tape
Features
Playback
DC Power Source
11
Recording
12
Dubbing Tapes
14
Troubleshooting
operate properly, unplug it and call your
10
&
15
Specifications
dealer.
?
If the unit is
player.
I
am
LG
Service
Character and
based
on
moved from
a
cold
place
to
a
place,
most crucial
parts of the unit, will
damage to the
condition, plug the
tape. If you experience the above
mains lead into an AC outlet, set the POWER switch
ON, and leave at room temperature until moisture
condensation
-
-
cause
to
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disappears.
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exclamation
customer's
impression.
I should like to
help
you to get to know your
new video player.
2
System
PAL, SECAM B/G D/K
MESECAM, NTSC 3.58/4.43
-
NTSC
Playback
Long Playback
On Screen
Video Doctor
Line
?
AC/DC
&
on
PAL TV
Recording (SP/LP)
Display
OPR(Optimum
?
mark that
means
Multi
Super
-
do not operate it for two or three hours.
Moisture condensation on the head drum, one of the
warm
Thank you for buying
this video cassette
suddenly
Picture
Response) (see
page
9.)
(Self-Diagnosis)
Recording
thru AV
jack
Compatible
Warning
Ensure that your VCP is
free flow of air.
placed
in
a
position
to allow
a
=
Caution
=
Information
Each button
your VCP has the
on
corresponding button
control. (see page 6.)
as
its
Power
Stop
(On/Off)
POWER
STOP/
&
same
on
function
the remote
Cassette
Tape Eject
Rewind
Compartment
Play
Fast
Forward
EJECT
PLAY
REW
FF
REC
OPR
A.TRK
POWER STANDBY CST.IN
PLAY
LP/EP
REC
SYSTEM
(see
OPR
page 9.)
Automatic
Function
Indicators
Tracking
(see page 8.)
Mains Lead
Remote
Control
Sensor
Record
Selector
(see page
Channel
Selector
Audio/Video
IN/OUT
(AC 100-240V,
50/60 Hz)
System
(see
page
5.)
7.)
RF.OUT
(connect to
your TV using
this socket)
YourVCP'sntl
RF.OUT
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUT
40
32
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
+
DC IN 12V
G
IN
Aerial
DC
Input Socket
(see page 11.)
K/G Selector
(see page 5.)
(connect the
aerial using
this socket)
3
The
Conecting
ToaTV
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
VCP and additional appliance unplugged from the mains to avoid damaging your equipment. Connecting a
guidance given
VCP
using Audio/Video cable is one of the best ways to achieve optimum sound and picture quality from
video-tape playback. If you own a TV with AV input sockets you will be able to enjoy it; you will be unable
enjoy this facility if you connected just using a normal RF cable.
Television
If you connect your
VCP using the
supplied
RF
Connection Cable
you will
have to tune in a
(75 Ohms)
video channel
on
in the
book you will be
given guidance
on
RF Connection
Cable(75 Ohms)
AUDIO IN VIDEO IN
on
your TV in order to
view video tapes.
Further
AERIAL
Do not try and force the
connector into
Audio/Video Cable(not supplied)
If you use a Audio/Video cable, picture
and sound quality of video-tape playback
will be improved.
should
RF.OUT
are
from
OUT
40
32
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
+
DC IN 12V
Back view of your VCP
4
O
A
connecting.
place,
easily.
it
Aerial(not supplied)
Make sure all
the mains before
in
or
how to tune in your
TV.
appliances
unplugged
plug
G
IN
to
Your TV receives
signals
You have to select
from the video
a
player (VCP)
channel number
If you connect a monitor or a
be necessary, simply select the AV mode
on
your TV.
2
1
Make
like another TV station.
your TV and tune it in so that you may watch video tapes.
TV set equipped with AUDIO and VIDEO sockets this adjustment will not
on
that you have
installed
correctly
your
VCP as described earlier in
sure
Insert
3
a
video
pre-recorded
tape into your VCP and
press PLAY.
Press POWER to turn
on
your VCP.
PLAY
REW
STOP/
FF
Changing the
transmitter
channel
your TV. (You
will need to look at the TV
on
instruction book if you do
not know how to do this.)
this book.
POWER
Store the selected TV
channel
If channel 36 is already
occupied at your TV set,
if the picture is distorted,
you can change the
or
transmitter channel of the
OnyourTV Videochanl Tunig na
To watch TV
programs, turn
off your VCP.
When your
EJECT
VCP.
Select
an
undistorted
channel between 32 and
Select channel 36
Turn
your TV.
on
on
your
TV.
Set the K/G selector
on
the
back of your VCP to match
your area's TV system.
Select G or K.
And then you will
see
picture being played
your VCP.
the
in
your TV set and
store it. Use a small
VCP is on, broadcast
screwdriver to turn
the AERIAL socket is
40
on
AUDIO
VIDEO
not
possible.
picture quality.
RF.OUT
AUDIO
32
VIDEO
40
32
CHANNEL
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
N 12V
on
the back of your VCP, until
you are satisfied with the
OUT
OUT
slowly
the CHANNEL selector
RF.OUT
40
reception through
N 12V
IN
G
IN
5
Your video
player (VCP)
is
designed
that almost all of its features
so
CONTROL HANDSET. Some features
The maximum
must also be
video
RemotCnrl Locatin&Fu
STOP/
EJECT
PLAY
REW
LP/EP
REC
POWER
switches the VCP
stand-by
or on
to
on
RECORD
from
Starts
POWER
REC
play
the tape.
is
FF
Reverse
high speed picture
play.
a
REW
FF
STOP
LP/EP
P/STILL
long
a
still
of the handset
arrow.
MENU
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
Put the two batteries into
MENU
To
display
MENU
screen.
the compartment
sure the
and
making
are
correctly positioned.
LP/EP
To select the
speed
recording
of the tape.
MANUAL
TRACKING/SELECT
To
batteries of
them, slide
cover
picture.
remove
differing age or type.
Always discard
batteries safely.
type
in the direction of
P/STILL
Switches to
STOP
To stop the tape.
two AAA
the
REWIND
Rewinds the tape.
powered by
batteries.
To insert
play.
PLAY
Installation
Your REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET
Winds the tape forwards.
Forward high speed picture
PLAY
To
Battery
recording.
stand-by.
children.
6
PLAY
SYSTEM
out of the reach of
use
FF
REC
POWER STANDBY CST.IN
the batteries, store them
in a cool, dry place and
Do not
player.
your video player is about 7.5 metres (25 feet). It
of the REMOTE SENSOR on the front of your
A.TRK
CONTROL
period
operating distance that you may control
within an angle of 30 degrees either side
OPR
REMOTE
of time,
be controlled from the REMOTE
player.
POWER
If you do not
intend to use the
HANDSET for
can
also be controlled from the FRONT PANEL of the video
can
DISPLAY/OK
To
display
Function OSD.
Switches the selected item
on
the MENU
screen.
manually adjust
tracking.
Select the desired items
the MENU
screen.
Replace
the
on
the
cover.
On Screen
Display gives you information about the tape counter and operational mode of your VCP. Some
functions of this video player can be set and altered on the TV screen using the remote control with On Screen
Display
.
MENU OSD
Press MENU to
main
display
the
menu.
Press
to select the
or
desired
menu.
Then you set the desired
mode by pressing OK
repeatedly.
Press MENU to
the
remove
SYSTEM
FUNCTION OSD
Select the colour system used for playback and
recording. Each press of OK changes system as shown
the function OSD.
Press DISPLAY to
display
below.
STILL
Source
Mode
PAL/
Recording
AUTO PAL MESECAM
MESECAM
Playback
AUTO PAL MESECAM
NTSC
MENU
System Change
Recording
NTSC3.58 NTSC4.43
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
The
Playback NTSC-PB NTSC3.58 NTSC4.43
changes
MENU
If you want to
to ON.
PLAY
play
back
a
tape repeatedly,
AUTO
SP
set REPEAT
SELECT
Switches the function OSD ON
or
OFF.
the tape is not
inserted.
0:12:34
OPR-OFF
MENU
SYSTEM
REPEAT
F.OSD
SELECT:
the tape is ejected.
The tape counter
does not work when
TRK
FUNCTION OSD
OK
to
0:00:00 when
REPEAT
DISPLAY
tape
counter
menu screen.
/STILL
Display OnScren
AUTO
OFF
ON
, OK END:MENU
Operating
Colour
mode
After 3 seconds, the
function OSD will
automatically
disappear.
system
OPR mode
(see page 9.)
Tape counter
(hours:minutes:seconds)
7
This VCP is
How to
designed
to
back and record cassettes
play
systems. You will only be able
Getting
When
playbcktpe
better
eject
using PAL, MESECAM,
and NTSC
video cassettes when your VCP is
(3.58 or 4.43) colour
plugged into the mains.
picture
playback started, the automatic tracking function works to get the best
possible picture automatically. "AUTO TRACKING" will appear on the TV screen while it is doing this. If the
or
on the remote control to manually adjust the tracking
quality of the recording is poor, repeatedly press
any distortions have been removed. Press A.TRK on the front of your VCP to switch automatic tracking back
until
on
a
to load and
a
cassette is inserted and
again.
2
1
Make
that you have
installed your
described earlier in
sure
correctly
VCP
as
this book.
Press POWER to turn
on
3
Insert the video cassette
Check your tape
into your VCP. The video
cassette should have the
programme system before
playing back a tape.
window side
and
the
from
arrow
facing up
facing away
If your tape programme is
PAL or MESECAM, the
system is automatically
to the
Press PLAY to start
playing
system.
your tape.
you.
If there
your VCP.
Do not attempt to force a cassette
into your VCP. There may already
Turn
on
be
video cassette in your VCP.
You may have the cassette upside
your TV.
a
down
or
back to front!
tab removed
shops) playback of the
will start automatically.
PLAY
If the message
"DUST ON THE
your VCP heads
cleaning. (see
require
9.)
page
Or ; If your tape programme
is NTSC3.58 or NTSC4.43,
system
a
or
to
NTSC4.43
multi-system TV,
NTSC-PB
on a
on
or
PAL TV
by
SYSTEM
pressing
repeatedly
HEADS!" appears when
you insert a video cassette
REC
manually.
cassette
NTSC3.58
(Self-Diagnosis)
POWER
colour system
set the
Video Doctor
colour
should select the
(e.g
rental movies from video hire
are
problems with very
weak signals, you
If you load a video cassette
which has had its record
protection
set
corresponding
PLAY SP
on
the front of
your VCP.
You
can
also set the
system from the On Screen
Display. (see
8
page
7.)
Video Head
Whenever
Cleaning
ejected from your VCP the video head is automatically
cleaning should not be necessary. However dirt
accumulating on the head after a long period of time can cause the playback picture to become blurred
broken up. High quality video cassette tapes will not normally deposit dirt onto the video head, but old or
damaged tapes might.
a
video cassette is inserted into
cleaned. This should
4
Press P/STILL to still
a
picture.
P/STILL
or
that additional head
6
5
STILL
LP/EP
mean
Visual search
Press PLAY to continue
Press either FF
playing
during playing
your tape.
MENU
REW
or
back. This
will enable you to
wind the tape and
rapidly
where you
the tape.
are on
or
7
Press PLAY to
normal
see
minutes. After 5 minutes your
playing the tape
VCP will stop
to
prevent damaging the tape
During
or
STOP
your VCP.
A still
picture
there is
anything
PLAY
on
the front of your VCP.
Visual search will
only
continue
for about 3 minutes, after which
your VCP will return to normal
wrong with
playback. During
your VCP!
POWER
REC
visual search
select
picture
sharpness by
pressing OPR on
can
the front of your
VCP. Select "OPRPress STOP/EJECT.
display
or
will have noise, this is quite
normal and doesn't mean that
LP/EP
playback speed.
visual search
window
will be unstable
P
indicator flashes in the
a
cassette you
FF
W
resume
of
video
DISPLAY
Tapes can be
paused for up to 5
During
playback
Press STOP to end
playback.
The cassette
compartment
will open and the video
cassette will be partially
SOFT" to make
picture
a
softer.
"OPR-HARD" to
make it clearer.
ejected.
POWER
STOP/
EJECT
the sound is muted and there
will be
some
the TV
screen.
noise streaks
on
If the end of the tape is reached,
your VCP will stop playback
PLAY
PLAY
OPR-OFF
automatically, rewind, stop, eject
place itself into
the tape, and
STANDBY.
REW
REW
FF
STOP
9
Other
PlaybckFeturs
2
1
Repeat playback
If you want to
play back
tape repeatedly, set
3
Press
a
REPEAT to ON.
to select
or
is
REPEAT.
OFF.
or
Press MENU.
Press MENU to
from TV
tape
reached, VCP
remove
screen.
P/STILL
DISPLAY
TRK
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
F.OSD
SELECT:
10
a
reverse
Release the button to return to
or
PLAY
REW
MENU
OFF
ON
, OK END:MENU
MENU
AUTO
SYSTEM
AUTO
REPEAT
ON
REPEAT
OFF
F.OSD
ON
F.OSD
SELECT:
rewind.
to OFF.
SYSTEM
, OK END:MENU
SELECT:
ON
, OK END:MENU
or
search.
FF
STOP
AUTO
REW
picture
rewind.
switches REPEAT
MENU
MENU
REPEAT
during
Ejecting a tape
automatically
MENU
or
of tape
fast forward or
to watch
the fast forward
OK
SYSTEM
search
Your VCP switches forward
If you want to release this
function, set REPEAT to
OFF.
/STILL
Logic
Hold down FF
automatically rewinds tape
to the beginning and
repeats playback
continuously.
Press OK to switch
REPEAT ON
menus
When the end of the
Your VCP is
vehicle
designed
or a
for in-home
12V DC power
or
portable
use.
You
can
power it from the
DC
Input Socket
Plug DC power cord
TV set
AERIAL
IN
OT
designed for
negative ground
are
electrical systems. (This is standard for most
If your vehicle has a different type of
either the 12-volt DC outlet
VIDEO
socket in your
Your VCP and its DC power cord
use in vehicles that have 12-volt,
into
cigarette lighter socket.
Plug the other end into the
DC input socket on your
electrical system, the DC power system cannot be used.
VCP.
To
vehicles.)
or
AUDIO
cigarette lighter
source.
prevent electrical shock and possible damage to your
or vehicle, always unplug DC power cord from the
VCP
TO AUDIO/VIDEO
IN
TO AUDIO/VIDEO
OUT
RF.OUT
40
AO
32
VO
OUT
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
+
DC IN 12V
G
IN
Do not leave your VCP in
where the
a
place
cigarette lighter
socket before you
remove
the
plug
from
your VCP.
temperature exceeds 70°C
(158°F),
or
the
pick-up
device may be damaged.
Examples include :
?
Back of VCP
Inside
a car
with the
windows closed and in
A 3 amp. 125 or 250V fuse for
the DC power cord.
While the
engine
is
protection
is installed in
being started, disconnect the DC
cigarette lighter socket.
DCPowerSuc
power cord from the car's
direct sunshine.
?
DC POWER
CORD
Near
a
heating appliance.
Warning
(not supplied)
When your VCP is
not in use, always
disconnect it from
the
3 amp. fused
negative ground
cigarette lighter
battery
Do not
operate your VCP when the
discharged.
cause
Peak current from the
battery
is
generator may
the DC fuse to blow.
If the vehicle's
10
car
car
supply voltage drops below approximately
not work properly.
volts, your VCP may
socket to avoid
drain.
11
Your VCP allows you to make
How to record
recordings connecting
to
TV
a
2
1
Connect your VCP to
as shown below.
a
TV
equipped
with AUDIO and VIDEO sockets.
3
Press POWER to turn
on
your VCP.
Insert
4
a
video cassette with
the record
protection
tab
Set the desired
recording
speed by pressing LP/EP.
into your VCP.
Your external aerial must be
in your TV.
plugged
If you do not wish
to record
on a
(this can happen
quite easily
by
accident!)
remove
AUDIO
The video cassette should have
the
facing
NTSC colour system
or EP.
:
SP
PAL colour system
LP.
:
SP
or
facing up and
away from you.
a
cassette into your VCP.
TO
There may already be a video
cassette in your VCP. You may
have the cassette upside down
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
or
AERIAL
OUT
the
arrow
Do not attempt to force
VIDEO
IN
possible
on a
record with the TV's
channel selector.
the
video cassette.
It is
your TV and select
the channel you wish to
on
the window side
the
safety tab on
back edge of
record
Aerial
TV set
tape
Turn
back to front!
to
video
cassette
with the
STOP
AUDIO/VIDEO IN
record
RF.OUT
protection
tab removed
covering
AUDIO
40
12
LP/EP
32
POWER
STOP/
P/STILL
EJECT
CHANNEL
by
the hole
VIDEO
O
AERIAL
K
T
+
DC IN 12V
G
IN
with self adhesive
tape.
FF
W
TO
YOUR VCP
DISPLAY
MENU
6
5
Press REC to start
recording.
7
Press P/STILL to avoid
unwanted
recording
scenes.
of TV
programme you do not
change the TV channel
number on your TV.
During recording
indicator flashes in
window.
REC
the
Press P/STILL
again
recording.
Tapes
be
can
paused
to
STOP
P
LP/EP
for up to
minutes; PAUSE will be
displayed when a tape is
paused. After 5 minutes your
VCP will stop recording to
prevent damaging the tape or
your VCP.
Press EJECT. The
cassette
compartment will
open and the video
cassette will be partially
ejected.
POWER
POWER
FF
W
display
continue
5
Press STOP to end
recording.
STOP/
EJECT
REC
If the end of the tape is reached,
LP/EP
PLAY
DISPLAY
P/STILL
MENU
your VCP will
stop recording
automatically, rewind, stop, eject
the tape, and place itself into
STANDBY.
13
Make
T
a
p
e
s
Dub ing
all connections
sure
damaging
your
are
made with both your VCP's and Television
2
1
Connect your VCP to
another VCP as shown
3
Press POWER to turn
on
Insert
a
blank video
tape with the record
Insert
protection tab into
(recording) VCP.
pre-recorded
a
source
Aerial
from the mains to avoid
4
your VCP.
below.
TV set
unplugged
equipment.
Press STOP to
recording.
your
tape into
another
(playing)
VCP.
Video Doctor
(Self-Diagnosis)
AUDIO
VIDEO
If you insert
AERIAL
OUT
RECORDING
VCP
record
(YOUR VCP)
removed the
RF.OUT
VIDEO
CHANNEL
OUT
Unauthorized
AERIA
K
+
G
DC IN 12V
IN
recording of
copyrighted
TV
to
on
your VCP.
32
VO
OUT
PLA
CHANNEL
AERIAL
POWER
STOP/
EJECT
REW
K
+
DC IN 12V
G
IN
laws.
PLAYING VCP
14
and record
RF.OUT
40
AO
owners
contrary
copyright
tab
error
Simultaneously begin
playback on another VCP
TO AUDIO/
VIDEO OUT
other materials may
infringe the rights of
and be
protection
tape.
TO AUDIO/
VIDEO IN
programmes, films,
video cassettes and
copyright
video
message "NO TAPE TAB
RECORD !" will appear on
your screen and eject the
32
40
AUDIO
a
cassette which has its
IN
REC
POWER
STOP/
EJECT
stop
Check the
No
?
?
?
?
following
&
picture
no
Is the mains
before
calling
for service.
sound
plug plugged
Is the TV switched
on
Have you tuned in
watch video tapes
a
in and switched
on
?
?
video channel
on
your TV to
?
(see page 5.)
If you have used a Audio/Video cable to connect your
VCP and TV have you selected the AV mode on your
on
General
Power ..................................AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
+3
DC 12 -0 V, 1.2A
Power consumption.............Approx. 13 Watts
Tape format .........................Tape Width 12.7 mm (0.5 inch)
Dimensions (W x H x D) .....360 x 94 x 270 mm
Weight .................................Approx. 3.4 Kg.
Operating temperature ........5 35°C
Operating humidity ..............Less than 80%.
-
TV?
TV programmes cannot be recorded
Has the external aerial been
(see
page 12 step
plugged
Video
in your TV?
system ................CCIR standard (625 lines,
50
PAL/SECAM colour
fields),
signal
Video cassette cannot be inserted
Is the cassette
Television
1.)
Recording format.................PAL/MESECAM/NTSC3.58/
NTSC4.43
compartment empty ?
RF OUT...............................PAL/SECAM
Remote control does not work
in and switched on?
?
Is the mains
?
Is the VCP switched on?
?
Check the batteries in remote control.
The
?
Is the video cassette
Make
one
sure
channel
Auto
Play
on
damaged,
have you tried
using
or
K)
Ohm, unbalanced
75 Ohm, unbalanced
a
(adjustable)
Audio
using
?
that you are
your TV ?
(G
75
RF modulator ......................UHF channels 32-40
top of the playback picture is unstable
another
?
plug plugged
Input level ............................1.0 Vp-p,
Output level .........................1.0 Vp-p,
video
Input level ............................-6 dBm,
Output level .........................-6 dBm,
more
than 47 kOhms
less than 1.5 kOhms
Audio track ..........................Mono track
Audio
frequency
response ..100 Hz-10 kHz
(-6/+3 dBm)
does not work
Has the
safety
cassette ?
tab been removed from the video
?
Design
notice.
and
specifications
are
subject
to
change
without
Specifatons Troubleshting&
P/N: 3834RP0030Y
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