LG AL170W Owner's manual

LG AL170W Owner's manual
Video Cassette
with Line
Player
Recording
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL
:
AL170W
PAL
Before
connecting, operating,
please
read this instruction booklet
or
adjusting this product,
carefully and completely.
Position your VCP so that no
sunlight falls directly onto it.
F
e
a
t
u
r
e
s
Precautions, Contes&
bright light
or
Care should be taken not to expose your
VCP to any unnecessary vibration,
moisture, dust
During
or
accidental
Do not
damage
electrical storms it is advisable to
plug
to
prevent
to your VCP and TV.
Your VCP should not be
service
Controls & Sockets
3
to a TV
4
Video Channel
5
Remote Control Functions
6
On Screen
7
Tuning
repaired by
personnel.
anyone except
Never remove the back cover of your VCP as this can
expose you to very high voltage and other hazards. If
your VCP does not operate properly, please check the
Troubleshooting Guide on page 14. If your VCP still
does not operate properly, unplug it and call your
Other
warm
place,
do not
moved from
operate it for
Moisture condensation
on
a
two
cold
or
place
to
one
ON, and leave
condensation
at room
?
Multi
-
of the
temperature until moisture
disappears.
?
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?
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?
Warning
Ensure that your VCP is
free flow of air.
2
placed
in
a
position
to allow a
Features
Troubleshooting
-
the head drum,
Playback
10
12
three hours.
parts of the unit, will cause damage to the
If
tape. you experience the above condition, plug the
mains lead into an AC outlet, set the POWER switch to
8
tape
Recording
a
most crucial
a
Display
11
-
suddenly
a
Dubbing Tapes
dealer.
If the unit is
in
Playing
operate your VCP if it is damaged.
qualified
2
Connecting
heat.
both the aerial cable and mains
unplug
Precautions, Contents & Features
&
Specifications
14
System
PAL, SECAM
-
B/G D/K
MESECAM
NTSC
Playback
Long Playback
On Screen
on
PAL TV
Recording (SP/LP)
Display
OPR(Optimum
Video Doctor
Line
&
Picture
Response) (see
(Self-Diagnosis)
Recording
thru AV
jack
page
9.)
Each button
as
on
your VCP has the
its
corresponding button
control. (see page 6.)
Power
(On/Off)
Stop
(see
Mains Lead
(AC 100-240V,
50/60 Hz)
&
same
on
function
the remote
Tape Eject
OPR
page 9.)
Cassette
Automatic
Tracking
(see page 8.)
Rewind
Compartment
Function
Indicators
Remote
Control
Sensor
Play
Fast
Forward
Record
Pause/
Still
Audio/Video
IN/OUT
Channel
Selector
(see
page
5.)
RF.OUT
(connect to
your TV using
this socket)
YourVCP'sntl
RF.OUT
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUT
40
32
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
G
IN
Aerial
K/G Selector
(see
page
5.)
(connect the
aerial using
this socket)
3
The
ToaTV
Conecting
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
RF Connection
in the
book you will be
given guidance
on
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
Make
sure
RF.OUT
A
from
40
32
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
G
IN
connecting.
Back view of your VCP
4
O
OUT
the mains before
place,
easily.
it
Aerial(not supplied)
all
are
in
or
how to tune in your
TV.
appliances
unplugged
plug
to
Your TV receives
signals
You have to select
from the video
a
like another TV station.
player (VCP)
channel number
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
If you connect a monitor or a
be necessary, simply select the AV mode
1
on
your TV.
Make
2
that you have
installed your
described earlier in
sure
Insert
3
a
video
pre-recorded
correctly
tape into your VCP and
VCP
press PLAY.
as
Store the selected TV
on
instruction book if you do
not know how to do this.)
this book.
Press POWER to turn
on
your VCP.
Changing the
transmitter
channel
your TV. (You
will need to look at the 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
VCP.
Select
an
undistorted
channel between 32 and
Select channel 36
Turn
on
your TV.
on
the
back of your VCP to match
your area's TV system.
or
your
TV.
Set the K/G selector
Select G
on
K.
And then you will
see
picture being played
your VCP.
the
in
40
on
reception through
screwdriver to turn
the AERIAL socket is
VIDEO
OUT
40
32
on
not
possible.
the back of your VCP, until
you are satisfied with the
picture quality.
RF.OUT
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUT
CHANNEL
slowly
the CHANNEL selector
RF.OUT
AUDIO
VCP is on, broadcast
your TV set and
store it. Use a small
40
32
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
IN
G
IN
5
Your video
player (VCP)
is
designed
that almost all of its features
so
CONTROL HANDSET. Some features
can
The maximum
must also be
video
RemotCnrl Locatin&Fu
stand-by
or on
to
play
high speed picture
play.
a
REW
FF
SP/LP
P/STILL
To stop the tape.
is
FF
long
still
picture.
MENU
screen.
a
type
arrow.
MENU
TRK
Put the two batteries into
MENU
SELECT
display
the compartment
sure the
and
making
are
correctly positioned.
SP/LP
To select the
speed
recording
of the tape.
MANUAL
TRACKING/SELECT
To
differing age or type.
Always discard
batteries safely.
two AAA
in the direction of
P/STILL
remove
batteries of
powered by
batteries.
To insert them, slide
the cover of the handset
Switches to
To
OK
Installation
Your REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET
play.
STOP
DISPLAY
children.
6
Battery
recording.
Winds the tape forwards.
Forward high speed picture
STOP
out of the reach of
use
REC
the tape.
Rewinds the tape.
the batteries, store them
in a cool, dry place and
Do not
Starts
PLAY
CONTROL
of time,
RECORD
from
REWIND
Reverse
player.
your video player is about 7.5 metres (25 feet). It
of the REMOTE SENSOR on the front of your
stand-by.
REMOTE
period
on
PLAY
To
be controlled from the REMOTE
player.
POWER
If you do not
intend to use the
HANDSET for
operating distance that you may control
within an angle of 30 degrees either side
POWER
switches the VCP
can
also be controlled from the FRONT PANEL of the video
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
Press DISPLAY to
display
the function OSD.
below.
STILL
(AUTO
PAL
MESECAM)
REPEAT
If you want to
to ON.
play
MENU
back
a
tape repeatedly,
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
The tape
set REPEAT
counter
menu screen.
changes
DISPLAY
OK
MENU
Switches the function OSD ON
or
OFF.
PLAY
SP
the tape is ejected.
The tape counter
does not work when
TRK
the tape is not
inserted.
SELECT
0:12:34
OPR-OFF
MENU
SYSTEM
REPEAT
F.OSD
SELECT:
to
0:00:00 when
FUNCTION OSD
/STILL
Display OnScren
AUTO
OFF
ON
Operating
mode
After 3 seconds, the
function OSD will
automatically
disappear.
OPR mode
(see page 9.)
Tape counter
(hours:minutes:seconds)
, OK END:MENU
7
This VCP is
How to
designed to play back and record cassettes using PAL and MESECAM colour systems. Your VCP may
play back recordings from NTSC colour system. You will only be able to load and eject video cassettes
when your VCP is plugged into the mains.
also
playbcktpe
Getting
When
a
a
better
picture
cassette is inserted and
playback started,
the automatic
"AUTO TRACKING" will appear
possible picture automatically.
quality of the recording is poor, repeatedly
press
any distortions have been removed. Press A.TRK
1
on
that you have
installed your
sure
correctly
as
described earlier in
this book.
Press POWER to turn
on
on
function works to get the best
doing this. If the
manually adjust the tracking until
automatic tracking back on again.
screen
3
Insert the video cassette
Check your tape
If you set SYSTEM to
into your VCP. The video
cassette should have the
programme system before
playing back a tape.
AUTO, your VCP detects the
colour system automatically.
window side
and
the
from
arrow
facing up
facing away
Press PLAY to start
playing
your tape.
you.
your VCP.
Do not attempt to force a cassette
into your VCP. There may already
Turn
on
be a video cassette in your VCP.
You may have the cassette upside
down or back to front!
your TV.
If you load a video cassette
which has had its record
protection
tab removed
shops) playback of the
automatically.
will start
PLAY
If the message
"DUST ON THE
REC
HEADS!" appears when
you insert a video cassette
your VCP heads require
cleaning. (see
page
9.)
(e.g
rental movies from video hire
(Self-Diagnosis)
POWER
while it is
the remote control to
Video Doctor
8
the TV
the front of your VCP to switch
2
Make
VCP
or
tracking
on
PLAY SP
cassette
If there
are
colour
problems with very
weak signals, you
should select the
colour system
manually.
Video Head
Whenever
a
Cleaning
video cassette is inserted into
cleaned. This should
ejected from your VCP the video head is automatically
cleaning should not be necessary. However dirt
after a long period of time can cause the playback picture to become blurred
cassette tapes will not normally deposit dirt onto the video head, but old or
accumulating on the head
High quality video
damaged tapes might.
broken up.
4
Press P/STILL to still
a
picture.
SP/LP
P/STILL
6
5
STILL
or
that additional head
mean
Visual search
Press PLAY to continue
Press either FF
playing
during playing
your tape.
MENU
will enable you to
wind the tape and
rapidly
where you
the tape.
normal
During
can be paused for up to
5 minutes. After 5 minutes your
VCP will stop playing the tape
Tapes
to
prevent damaging
the tape
picture
will be unstable
anything
PLAY
only
display
continue
for about 3 minutes, after which
your VCP will return to normal
or
playback. During
REC
POWER
wrong with
your VCP!
select
the front of your
VCP. Select "OPRPress STOP/EJECT.
SOFT" to make
The cassette compartment
will open and the video
picture
cassette will be
make it clearer.
partially
a
softer.
"OPR-HARD" to
ejected.
visual search
the sound is muted and there
will be
some
the TV
screen.
PLAY
REW
a
picture
sharpness by
pressing OPR on
can
resume
the front of your VCP.
Visual search will
of
video
cassette you
or
will have noise, this is quite
normal and doesn't mean that
there is
on
During
playback
Press STOP to end
playback.
playback speed.
visual search
window
7
see
indicator flashes in the
your VCP.
A still
are on
Press PLAY to
DISPLAY
REW
or
back. This
or
noise streaks
on
If the end of the tape is reached,
your VCP will stop playback
PLAY
OPR-OFF
automatically, rewind, stop, eject
place itself into
REW
FF
the tape, and
STANDBY.
STOP
9
Other
PlaybckFeturs
1
2
Press
Repeat playback
If you want to
play back
tape repeatedly, set
3
a
REPEAT to ON.
to select
or
REPEAT.
automatically rewinds tape
to the beginning and
repeats playback
continuously.
Press OK to switch
REPEAT ON
or
OFF.
Press MENU.
Press MENU to
menus
from TV
When the end of the tape
is reached, VCP
remove
screen.
/LP
DISPLAY
P/STILL
MENU
search
to watch a
during
rewind.
reverse
TRK
OK
SELECT
Release the button to return to
Ejecting a tape
automatically
or
PLAY
REW
FF
STOP
MENU
MENU
SYSTEM
REPEAT
F.OSD
SELECT:
10
AUTO
OFF
ON
, OK END:MENU
MENU
SYSTEM
AUTO
SYSTEM
AUTO
REPEAT
ON
REPEAT
OFF
F.OSD
ON
SELECT:
rewind.
to OFF.
OK
, OK END:MENU
F.OSD
SELECT:
ON
, OK END:MENU
or
search.
switches REPEAT
TRK
REW
of tape
fast forward or
the fast forward
MENU
DISPLAY
or
picture
Your VCP switches forward
If you want to release this
function, set REPEAT to
OFF.
/STILL
Logic
Hold down FF
Make
sure
avoid
damaging
all connections
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
Insert
protection tab into
(recording) VCP.
a
pre-recorded
Press STOP to stop
blank video
tape with the record
source
Aerial
from the mains to
4
your VCP.
below.
TV set
unplugged
equipment.
recording.
Tapes Dub ing
your
tape into
another
(playing) VCP.
Video Doctor
(Self-Diagnosis)
AUDIO
VIDEO
If you insert
AERIAL
IN
RECORDING
VCP
OUT
(YOUR VCP)
RF.OUT
40
AUDIO
32
VIDEO
CHANNEL
OUT
AERIA
K
G
IN
a
video
cas-
sette which has its record
protection
tab removed the
error
message "NO TAPE TAB
RECORD !" will appear on
your screen and eject the
tape.
TO AUDIO/
VIDEO IN
TO AUDIO/
VIDEO OUT
Simultaneously begin
playback on another VCP
and record
on
your VCP.
Unauthorized
recording of
copyrighted
TV
programmes, films,
video cassettes and
RF.OUT
40
AO
32
VO
OUT
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
G
IN
PLAYING VCP
other materials may
infringe the rights of
copyright
owners
and be contrary to
copyright laws.
11
Your VCP allows you to make
How to record
1
recordings connecting
to a TV
2
Connect your VCP to
as shown below.
a
TV
Press POWER to turn
equipped
with AUDIO and VIDEO sockets.
3
on
your VCP.
Insert
4
a
video cassette with
the record
protection
tab
Set the desired recording
speed by pressing SP/LP.
into your VCP.
Your external aerial must be
in your TV.
plugged
If you do not wish
to record on a tape
(this can happen
quite easily
by
accident!)
remove
the
the
possible
on a
record with the TV's
The video cassette should have
the window side
the
AUDIO
arrow
facing
facing up and
away from you.
Do not attempt to force
VIDEO
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
video cassette.
It is
on
channel selector.
IN
safety tab on
back edge of
record
Aerial
TV set
your TV and select
the channel you wish to
Turn
back to front!
to
video
cassette
STOP
AUDIO/VIDEO IN
record
RF.OUT
protection
tab removed
covering
AUDIO
by
the hole
VIDEO
40
12
SP/LP
32
P/STILL
CHANNEL
O
AERIAL
K
G
IN
with self adhesive
tape.
FF
W
TO
with the
YOUR VCP
T
DISPLAY
MENU
6
5
Press REC to start
7
Press P/STILL to avoid
recording unwanted
recording.
scenes.
During recording of
TV
programme you do not
TV channel
number on your TV.
change the
Press STOP to end
recording.
indicator flashes in
the display window.
REC
Press P/STILL
continue
again
recording.
Tapes
be
5
can
paused
to
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.
REC
POWER
If the end of the tape is reached,
SP/LP
PLAY
DISPLAY
P/STILL
MENU
your VCP will
stop recording
automatically, rewind, stop, eject
the tape, and place itself into
STANDBY.
13
Check the
No
STroubleshting& pecifatons
?
?
?
?
following
&
picture
no
Is the mains
before
calling
for service.
Power ..................................AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption.............Approx. 13 Watts
sound
plug plugged
Is the TV switched
on
General
in and switched
.........................Tape Width 12.7 mm (0.5 inch)
(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%.
Tape
?
on
format
Dimensions
?
Have you tuned in a video channel on your TV to
watch video tapes on ? (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
TV?
Video
TV programmes cannot be recorded
Has the external aerial been
(see
page 12 step
plugged
in your TV?
1.)
signal
Recording format.................PAL/MESECAM
RF OUT ...............................PAL/SECAM (G or K)
Input level............................1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, unbalanced
Output level .........................1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, unbalanced
RF modulator ......................UHF channels 32-40 (adjustable)
Video cassette cannot be inserted
Is the cassette compartment empty ?
Remote control does not work
?
?
?
Is the mains
Check the batteries in remote control.
Audio
top of the playback picture is unstable
Is the video cassette
another
?
in and switched on?
Is the VCP switched on?
The
?
plug plugged
Television system ................CCIR standard (625 lines,
50 fields), PAL/SECAM colour
Make
one
damaged,
have you tried
using
?
Input level............................-6 dBm,
Output level .........................-6 dBm,
using
a
video
?
Auto
Play
does not work
Has the
safety
cassette ?
tab been removed from the video
than 47 kOhms
less than 1.5 kOhms
Audio track ..........................Mono track
Audio
that you are
channel on your TV ?
sure
more
frequency
Design
notice.
and
response ..100 Hz-10 kHz
specifications
are
subject
to
(-6/+3 dBm)
change
without
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