Video Cassette
with Line
Player
Recording
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL
:
AL152F
PAL NTSC
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
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a
t
u
r
e
s
Precautions, Contes&
Do not
2
Controls & Sockets
3
TV
4
moisture, dust
Tuning
or
heat.
electrical storms it is advisable to
damage
plug
to
prevent
Your VCP should not be
service
in
to
repaired by
personnel.
5
Remote Control Functions
6
On Screen
7
Playing
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 15. If your VCP still
does not operate properly, unplug it and call your
a
Video Channel
a
Display
to your VCP and TV.
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
10
DC Power Source
11
Recording
12
Dubbing Tapes
14
Troubleshooting
&
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
parts
moved from
a
two
cold
or
place
to
-
three hours.
-
the head drum, one of the
of the unit, will cause damage to the
to
disappears.
exclamation
-
customer 's
impression.
I should like to
help
you to get to know your
new video player.
2
System
PAL-I/I
MESECAM, NTSC 3.58/4.43
NTSC
Playback
?
Long Playback
?
On Screen
&
on
PAL TV
Recording (SP/LP)
Display
?
OPR(Optimum
?
Video Doctor
?
Line
?
AC/DC
mark that
means
Multi
Super
on
tape. If you experience the above condition, plug the
mains lead into an AC outlet, set the POWER switch
ON, and leave at room temperature until moisture
condensation
a
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
(On/Off)
Stop
(see
&
same
on
function
the remote
Tape Eject
OPR
page 9.)
Cassette
Automatic
Tracking
(see page 8.)
Audio/Video
IN/OUT
(AC 100-240V,
50 Hz)
Play
Remote Record
Control
Sensor
Function
Indicators
Mains Lead
Rewind
Compartment
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
+
DC IN 12V
IN
Aerial
DC
Socket
Input
(see page 11.)
(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
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
Make
sure
RF.OUT
are
A
from
OUT
Back view of your VCP
4
O
+
DC IN 12V
connecting.
place,
easily.
it
Aerial(not supplied)
all
the mains before
in
or
how to tune in your
TV.
appliances
unplugged
plug
IN
40
32
CHANNEL
AERIAL
to
Your TV receives
signals
You have to select
from the video
a
player (VCP)
channel number
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
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
this book.
Press POWER to turn
Store the selected TV
channel
instruction book if you do
not know how to do this.)
on
your VCP.
Changing the
transmitter
channel
your TV. (You
will need to look at the TV
on
If channel 32 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 32
Turn
on
your TV.
on
your
TV.
40
on
screwdriver to turn
And then you will
see
picture being played
your VCP.
the
in
VCP is on, broadcast
your TV set and
a small
reception through
store it. Use
slowly
the CHANNEL selector
on
the AERIAL socket is
not
possible.
the back of your VCP, until
you are satisfied with the
picture quality.
RF.OUT
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUT
40
32
CHANNEL
12V
5
Your video
player (VCP)
is
designed
that almost all of its features
so
CONTROL HANDSET. Some features
RemotCnrl Locatin&Fu
must also be
on
or on
to
on
play
REC
Rewinds the tape.
Reverse
a
is
FF
high speed picture
play.
REW
FF
STOP
LP/EP
DISPLAY
P/STILL
To stop the tape.
still
picture.
MENU
screen.
a
TRK
type
arrow.
Put the two batteries into
MENU
SELECT
display
the
compartment making
sure
the
and
are
correctly positioned.
LP/EP
To select the
speed
recording
of the tape.
MANUAL
TRACKING/SELECT
To
differing age or type.
Always discard
batteries safely.
two AAA
MENU
remove
batteries of
powered by
batteries.
in the direction of
P/STILL
Switches to
To
OK
Installation
To insert them, slide
the cover of the handset
play.
STOP
long
DISPLAY/OK
To
display
Function OSD.
Switches the selected item
on
the
MENU
It
the front of your
Your REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET
Winds the tape forwards.
Forward high speed picture
the tape.
children.
6
Battery
recording.
stand-by.
PLAY
out of the reach of
use
Starts
REWIND
the batteries, store them
in a cool, dry place and
Do not
RECORD
from
PLAY
To
player.
(25 feet).
player.
POWER
CONTROL
of time,
operating distance that you may control your video player is about
within an angle of 30 degrees either side of the REMOTE SENSOR
POWER
REMOTE
period
be controlled from the REMOTE
7.5 metres
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
SYSTEM
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
Display OnScren
.
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
Source
Mode
PAL/
Recording
AUTO PA L MESECAM
MESECAM
Playback
AUTO PA L MESECAM
NTSC
remove
MENU
System Change
Recording
Playback
NTSC3.58 NTSC4.43
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
The
NTSC-PB NTSC3.58 NTSC4.43
menu screen.
changes
DISPLAY
MENU
If you want to
to ON.
PLAY
play
back
a
tape repeatedly,
AUTO
SP
set REPEAT
REPEAT
F.OSD
SELECT:
tape is ejected.
tape counter
does not work when
TRK
SELECT
the
Switches the function OSD ON
or
OFF.
AUTO
OFF
ON
, OK END:MENU
tape is
not
inserted.
0:12:34
OPR-OFF
MENU
SYSTEM
the
The
FUNCTION OSD
OK
to
0:00:00 when
REPEAT
/STILL
tape
counter
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
play
back and record cassettes
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
distortions
have
been
removed.
Press
A.TRK
on
the
front
of your VCP to switch automatic tracking back
any
until
on
a
to load and
a
cassette is inserted and
again.
1
2
Make
correctly
VCP
that you have
installed your
sure
as
described earlier in
this book.
Press POWER to turn
on
3
Insert the video cassette
into your VCP. The video
cassette should have the
window side
and
the
from
arrow
facing up
facing away
Check your
tape
programme system before
playing back a tape.
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 a video cassette in your VCP.
You may have the cassette upside
down or back to front!
your TV.
tab removed
PLAY
If the message
"DUST ON THE
your VCP heads
cleaning. (see
require
9.)
page
colour
system manually.
cassette
Or ; If your tape programme
is NTSC3.58 or NTSC4.43,
system
a
or
to
NTSC4.43
multi-system TV,
NTSC-PB
on a
PLAY SP
on
or
PAL TV
pressing SYSTEM
repeatedly on the front
HEADS!" appears when
you insert a video cassette
REC
you
should select the
NTSC3.58
(Self-Diagnosis)
POWER
problems
signals,
set the
Video Doctor
colour
weak
(e.g
rental movies from video hire
shops) playback of the
will start automatically.
are
with very
If you load a video cassette
which has had its record
protection
set
corresponding
by
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.
MENU
Tapes
paused for up
can
be
normal
minutes. After 5 minutes your
playing the tape
prevent damaging the tape
During
or
picture
window
will be unstable
anything
on
display
the front of your VCP.
or
Visual search will
will have noise, this is quite
normal and doesn't mean that
there is
PLAY
only
continue
for about 3 minutes, after which
your VCP will return to normal
wrong with
playback. During
your VCP!
POWER
REC
a
cassette you
FF
W
STOP
LP/EP
playback speed.
visual search
of
video
tape.
resume
During
playback
Press STOP to end
playback.
P
indicator flashes in the
your VCP.
A still
the
are on
Press PLAY to
to 5
VCP will stop
to
7
will enable you to rapidly
wind the tape and see
where you
DISPLAY
REW
or
back. This
or
select
picture
sharpness by
pressing OPR on
can
the front of your
VCP. Select "OPRPress STOP/EJECT.
SOFT" to make
The cassette
picture
compartment
will open and the video
cassette will be partially
a
softer.
"OPR-HARD" to
make it clearer.
ejected.
visual search
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
1
2
Repeat playback
If you want to
play back
tape repeatedly, set
3
Press
a
REPEAT to ON.
to select
or
tape
is reached, VCP
automatically rewinds
REPEAT.
REPEAT ON
Press MENU.
Press MENU to
from TV
tape
beginning and
repeats playback
continuously.
OFF.
or
DISPLAY
MENU
TRK
DISPLAY
TRK
OK
SELECT
REPEAT
F.OSD
SELECT:
OFF
ON
, OK END:MENU
or
rewind.
PLAY
REW
MENU
SYSTEM
AUTO
SYSTEM
AUTO
REPEAT
ON
REPEAT
OFF
F.OSD
ON
F.OSD
SELECT:
, OK END:MENU
or
SELECT:
ON
, OK END:MENU
or
Release the button to return to
to OFF.
MENU
AUTO
tape
search.
FF
STOP
MENU
10
reverse
the fast forward
OK
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.
OFF.
/STILL
search
to watch
during
remove
screen.
Logic
Hold down FF
to the
Press OK to switch
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
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
+
DC IN 12V
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
Do not
operate your VCP when the
discharged.
cigarette lighter
battery
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
AUDIO
on a
The video cassette should have
the
arrow
facing
NTSC colour system
or EP.
:
SP
PAL colour system
LP.
:
SP
or
facing up and
away from you.
Do not attempt to force
VIDEO
a
cassette into your VCP.
IN
possible
record with the TV's
channel selector.
the
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
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
STOP
AUDIO/VIDEO IN
record
RF.OUT
protection
tab removed
covering
AUDIO
40
12
LP/EP
32
P/STILL
CHANNEL
by
the hole
VIDEO
O
AERIAL
T
+
DC IN 12V
DISPLAY
IN
with self adhesive
tape.
FF
W
TO
with the
YOUR VCP
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
Press P/STILL
again
recording.
Tapes
be
can
paused
STOP
to
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.
POWER
FF
W
display
continue
5
Press STOP to end
recording.
Press EJECT. The
cassette
compartment will
open and the video
cassette will be partially
ejected.
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
1
are
made with both your VCP's and Television
2
Connect your VCP to
another VCP as shown
Press POWER to turn
on
Insert
a
blank video
your VCP.
tape with the record
Insert
protection tab into
(recording) VCP.
a
source
Aerial
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
+
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
OUT
+
DC IN 12V
32
VO
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
CHANNEL
AERIAL
from the mains to avoid
4
3
below.
TV set
unplugged
equipment.
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, 50Hz
+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 x 270 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
plugged
Video
in your TV?
Television
system ................CCIR standard (625 lines,
fields),
signal
Video cassette cannot be inserted
Is the cassette
PAL I colour
50
step 1.)
Recording
format.................PAL/MESECAM/NTSC3.58/
NTSC4.43
compartment empty ?
RF OUT ...............................PAL I
Remote control does not work
?
Is the mains
plug plugged
Is the VCP switched on?
?
Check the batteries in remote control.
?
top of the playback picture is unstable
Is the video cassette
another
?
Make
sure
channel
Auto
one
Play
on
damaged,
have you tried
using
75
Ohm, unbalanced
Ohm, unbalanced
a
(adjustable)
Audio
using
?
that you are
your TV ?
75
RF modulator ......................UHF channels 32-40
?
The
Input level ............................1.0 Vp-p,
Output level .........................1.0 Vp-p,
in and switched on?
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: 3834RP0008Y
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