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LG AL152W Owner’s Manual
Video Cassette
with Line
Player
Recording
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL
PAL NTSC
:
AL152W
CH01
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&
Do not
damage
service
remove
heat.
electrical storms it is advisable to
plug
to
prevent
3
TV
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
Controls & Sockets
Tuning
or
Your VCP should not be
Never
2
moisture, dust
operate your VCP if it is damaged.
qualified
Precautions, Contents & Features
Connecting
During
accidental
or
Care should be taken not to expose your
VCP to any unnecessary vibration,
both the aerial cable and mains
unplug
bright light
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
warm
Thank you for buying
this video cassette
player.
I
am
LG
Service
Character and
based
on
suddenly
do not
place,
operate it for
Moisture condensation
most crucial
moved from
on
a
two
cold
or
to
-
one
of the
-
damage to the
condition, plug the
to
disappears.
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
cause
?
Long Playback
?
On Screen
?
OPR(Optimum
?
Video Doctor
?
Line
?
AC/DC
mark that
means
Multi
Super
three hours.
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
a
-
the head drum,
parts of the unit, will
place
&
on
PAL TV
Recording (SP/LP)
Display
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
as
its
your VCP has the same function
corresponding button on the remote
on
control.
(see
Power
(On/Off)
page
6.)
Stop
(see
&
Tape Eject
OPR
page 9.)
Cassette
Automatic
Function
Indicators
Tracking
(see page 8.)
Mains Lead
Rewind
Compartment
Remote Record
Control
Sensor
Audio/Video
IN/OUT
(AC 100-240V,
50/60 Hz)
Play
Fast
Forward
System
Selector
(see page
Channel
Selector
(see page
7.)
RF.OUT
5.)
(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
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
your TV in order to
view video tapes.
Further
on
AERIAL
in the
book you will be
given guidance
on
RF Connection
Cable(75 Ohms)
AUDIO IN VIDEO IN
Do not
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
are
A
from
OUT
40
32
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
Back view of your VCP
4
O
+
DC IN 12V
connecting.
in
place,
easily.
it
Aerial(not supplied)
all
the mains before
plug
or
how to tune in your
TV.
appliances
unplugged
try and force the
connector into
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
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
on
your TV.
2
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.
this book.
Store the selected TV
channel
instruction book if you do
not know how to do this.)
Press POWER to turn
on
your VCP.
Changing the
transmitter
channel
your TV. (You
will need to look at the TV
on
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
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
40
on
reception through
screwdriver to turn
the AERIAL socket is
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
VCP is on, broadcast
your TV set and
a small
store it. Use
N 12V
IN
G
IN
5
Your video
player (VCP)
is
designed
that almost all of its features
so
CONTROL HANDSET. Some features
RemotCnrl Locatin&Fu
be controlled from the REMOTE
7.5 metres
must also be
on
operating distance that you may control your video player is about
within an angle of 30 degrees either side of the REMOTE SENSOR
or on
to
on
RECORD
from
Starts
Battery
recording.
REC
is
FF
Winds the
PLAY
Forward
play the tape.
tape
Rewinds the
REMOTE
REW
FF
STOP
LP/EP
P/STILL
To
long
stop the tape.
a
still
MENU
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
Put the two batteries into
MENU
To
display
MENU
screen.
speed
recording
of the
tape.
children.
6
compartment making
sure
the
and
MANUAL
TRACKING/SELECT
To
batteries of
the
LP/EP
To select the
out of the reach of
use
arrow.
picture.
are
correctly positioned.
time, remove
period
the batteries, store them
in a cool, dry place and
Do not
type
in the direction of
P/STILL
of
differing age or type.
Always discard
batteries safely.
two AAA
To insert them, slide
the cover of the handset
Switches to
STOP
CONTROL
a
tape.
high speed picture
play.
powered by
high speed picture
play.
PLAY
Installation
batteries.
forwards.
REWIND
Reverse
DISPLAY/OK
To
display
Function OSD.
Switches the selected item
on
the MENU
It
the front of your
Your REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET
stand-by.
POWER
To
player.
(25 feet).
player.
POWER
switches the VCP
If you do not
intend to use the
HANDSET for
can
also be controlled from the FRONT PANEL of the video
The maximum
video
stand-by
can
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 OnScren
Display.
SYSTEM
MENU OSD
Press MENU to
main
display
the
menu.
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.
Press
to select the
or
desired
STILL
Source
Mode
PAL/
Recording
AUTO PA L MESECAM
Playback
AUTO PA L MESECAM
menu.
Then you set the desired
mode by pressing OK
MESECAM
repeatedly.
Press MENU to
the
MENU
System Change
remove
NTSC
Recording
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
The
NTSC3.58 NTSC4.43
changes
menu screen.
DISPLAY
MENU
If you want to
to ON.
PLAY
play
back
a
tape repeatedly,
AUTO
SP
set REPEAT
REPEAT
F.OSD
tape is ejected.
tape counter
does not work when
TRK
SELECT
Switches the function OSD ON
the
or
OFF.
tape is
not
inserted.
0:12:34
OPR-OFF
After 3 seconds, the
function OSD will
automatically
disappear.
MENU
SYSTEM
the
The
FUNCTION OSD
OK
to
0:00:00 when
REPEAT
/STILL
tape
counter
AUTO
OFF
Operating
ON
Colour
mode
system
OPR mode
Tape
(see
page
9.)
counter
7
This VCP is
How to
systems.
You will
Getting
When
playbcktpe
a
a
play back
only be able
to
designed
better
and record cassettes
to load and
eject
using PAL, MESECAM,
and NTSC
video cassettes when your VCP is
(3.58 or 4.43) colour
plugged into the mains.
picture
cassette is inserted and
possible picture automatically.
playback started,
the automatic
"AUTO TRACKING" will appear
tracking
on
function works to
the TV
screen
while it is
get the best
this. If the
doing
or
on the remote control to manually adjust the tracking
quality of the recording is poor, repeatedly press
until any distortions have been removed. Press A.TRK on the front of your VCP to switch automatic tracking back on
1
2
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
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
tape
If your tape programme is
PAL or MESECAM, the
system is automatically
to the
Press PLAY to start
playing
you.
your tape.
Do not
If you load a video cassette
which has had its record
system.
If there
your VCP.
Turn
on
your TV.
attempt
to force
a
cassette
tab removed
into your VCP. There may already
be a video cassette in your VCP.
protection
You may have the cassette
down or back to front!
shops) playback of the
will start automatically.
upside
PLAY
If the message
"DUST ON THE
REC
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
POWER
system manually.
cassette
NTSC3.58
(Self-Diagnosis)
colour
should select the
colour
set the
Video Doctor
are
problems with very
weak signals, you
(e.g
rental movies from video hire
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
5
STILL
LP/EP
mean
6
Visual search
Press PLAY to continue
Press either FF
playing
during playing
your tape.
REW
or
back. This
7
where you
the
are on
Press PLAY to
minutes. After 5 minutes your
stop playing the tape
resume
STOP
LP/EP
playback speed.
prevent damaging the tape
During
or
your VCP.
A still
picture
will have
window
will be unstable
anything
mean
PLAY
on
Press STOP/EJECT.
display
the front of your VCP.
or
Visual search will
noise, this is quite
normal and doesn't
there is
visual search
indicator flashes in the
for about 3
that
only
continue
minutes, after which
select
picture
sharpness by
pressing OPR on
can
the front of your
VCP. Select "OPR-
VCP will
to
a
cassette you
FF
W
tape.
P
normal
of
video
DISPLAY
Tapes can be
paused for up to 5
During
playback
Press STOP to end
playback.
will enable you to rapidly
wind the tape and see
MENU
or
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.
your VCP will return to normal
playback. During visual search
wrong with
your VCP!
POWER
REC
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
automatically, rewind, stop, eject
the tape, and place itself into
PLAY
PLAY
REW
OPR-OFF
STANDBY.
REW
FF
STOP
9
Other
PlaybckFeturs
1
2
Repeat playback
If you want to
play back
tape repeatedly, set
3
When the end of the
Press
a
REPEAT to ON.
to select
or
REPEAT.
OFF.
or
Press MENU to
menus
from TV
tape
beginning and
repeats playback
continuously.
Press MENU.
remove
screen.
DISPLAY
MENU
TRK
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
reverse
REPEAT
F.OSD
OFF
ON
or
or
rewind.
PLAY
to OFF.
REW
MENU
SYSTEM
AUTO
SYSTEM
AUTO
REPEAT
ON
REPEAT
OFF
F.OSD
ON
F.OSD
ON
or
Release the button to return to
the fast forward
MENU
AUTO
tape
search.
FF
STOP
MENU
SYSTEM
REW
of
Your VCP switches forward
If you want to release this
function, set REPEAT to
switches REPEAT
P/STILL
or
picture
fast forward
Ejecting a tape
automatically
MENU
a
rewind.
OK
10
search
to watch
during
OFF.
/STILL
Logic
Hold down FF
to the
Press OK to switch
REPEAT ON
tape
is reached, VCP
automatically rewinds
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
VIDEO
AERIAL
IN
OT
socket in your
Your VCP and its DC power cord
use in vehicles that have 12-volt,
into
either the 12-volt DC outlet
AUDIO
cigarette lighter
source.
electrical
designed for
negative ground
are
systems. (This is standard for
most
or
cigarette lighter socket.
Plug the other end into the
DC input socket on your
If your vehicle has a different type of
electrical system, the DC power system cannot be used.
VCP.
To
vehicles.)
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
Near
CORD
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
1
recordings connecting
to
TV
a
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 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
on a
The video cassette should have
arrow
Do not
AUDIO
VIDEO
the
facing
attempt
or
to force
system
:
SP
LP.
a
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
back to front!
to
video
FF
W
STOP
TO
AUDIO/VIDEO IN
record
RF.OUT
protection
tab removed
AUDIO
by
the hole
VIDEO
OT
40
LP/EP
32
P/STILL
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
T
+
DC IN 12V
G
IN
with self adhesive
12
SP
cassette into your VCP.
with the
tape.
:
facing up and
away from you.
cassette
covering
system
EP.
PAL colour
record with the TV's
channel selector.
IN
possible
or
the
video cassette.
It is
NTSC colour
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
YOUR VCP
DISPLAY
MENU
5
7
6
Press REC to start
Press P/STILL to avoid
unwanted
recording.
recording
scenes.
During recording
of TV
programme you do not
change the TV channel
number
on
your TV.
indicator flashes in
window.
REC
the
FF
W
display
Press P/STILL
continue
again
recording.
Tapes
be
can
paused
P
LP/EP
for up to
minutes; PAUSE will be
displayed when a tape is
paused.
STOP
to
Press EJECT. The
5
cassette
After 5 minutes your
VCP will
stop recording to
prevent damaging the tape
your VCP.
POWER
Press STOP to end
recording.
or
compartment will
open and the video
cassette will be partially
ejected.
REC
If the end of the
LP/EP
PLAY
DISPLAY
P/STILL
MENU
tape is reached,
stop recording
automatically, rewind, stop, eject
the tape, and place itself into
your VCP will
STANDBY.
13
Make
all connections
sure
damaging
T
a
p
e
s
Dub ing
your
1
are
made with both your VCP's and Television
Press POWER to turn
on
Insert
a
blank video
your VCP.
tape with the record
Insert
protection tab into
(recording) VCP.
a
source
Aerial
4
3
below.
TV set
pre-recorded
Press STOP to
recording.
your
tape into
another
(playing)
VCP.
Video Doctor
(Self-Diagnosis)
AUDIO
VIDEO
If you insert
AERIAL
IN
OUT
record
(YOUR VCP)
removed the
32
40
AUDIO
VIDEO
CHANNEL
OUT
Unauthorized
AERIA
K
+
G
DC IN 12V
IN
recording of
copyrighted
TV
TO AUDIO/
VIDEO OUT
other materials may
infringe the rights of
and be
contrary
copyright
RF.OUT
40
AO
owners
to
32
VO
OUT
CHANNEL
AERIAL
K
+
DC IN 12V
G
IN
laws.
PLAYING VCP
14
video
protection
tab
error
message "NO TAPE TAB
RECORD !" will appear on
your screen and eject the
tape.
TO AUDIO/
VIDEO IN
programmes, films,
video cassettes and
copyright
a
cassette which has its
RECORDING
VCP
RF.OUT
from the mains to avoid
equipment.
2
Connect your VCP to
another VCP as shown
unplugged
Simultaneously begin
playback on another VCP
and record
on
your VCP.
stop
Check the
following
No
picture
?
Is the mains
?
Is the TV switched
?
?
&
no
before
for service.
calling
Power ..................................AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
+3
DC 12 -0 V, 1.2A
sound
plug plugged
Have you tuned in
watch video tapes
on
a
in and switched
on
?
?
Power
consumption.............Approx. 13 Watts
.........................Tape Width 12.7 mm (0.5 inch)
Dimensions (W x H x D) .....360 x 94.5 x 278 mm
Weight .................................Approx. 3.4 Kg.
Operating temperature ........5 35°C
Operating humidity ..............Less than 80%.
format
Tape
?
video channel
on
your TV to
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
(see
-
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,
PAL/SECAM colour
50
fields),
signal
Video cassette cannot be inserted
Is the cassette
Television
1.)
Recording
format.................PAL/MESECAM/NTSC3.58/
compartment empty ?
NTSC4.43
RF OUT ...............................PAL/SECAM
Remote control does not work
?
Is the mains
?
Is the VCP switched on?
?
Check the batteries in remote control.
The
?
in and switched on?
Make
sure
channel
Auto
one
Play
on
damaged,
have you tried
using
or
K)
a
(adjustable)
Audio
using
?
that you are
your TV ?
(G
Ohm, unbalanced
75 Ohm, unbalanced
75
RF modulator ......................UHF channels 32-40
top of the playback picture is unstable
Is the video cassette
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: 3834RP0045B
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