Sony | SLV-E180EE | Sony SLV-E180EE Operating Instructions

Index
A, B
P
T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Aerial hookup 7
AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 17
Auto Set Up 10
Picture adjustment 32
Playback 18
at various speeds 27
slow motion 27
Presetting channels 15
Timer recording 24
cancelling timer
settings 30
changing timer
settings 30
checking timer
settings 30
daily/weekly
recording 26
overlapping timer
recordings 31
Tracking adjustment 32
TV system 9
C
Cancelling timer settings
Changing menu options
Changing timer settings
Checking timer settings
Cleaning the video
heads 37
Clock setting 12
Connecting the VCR and
your TV 7
Colour system
compatible colour
systems 2
Counter 19
Disabling programme
position 17
Dubbing. See Editing
E, F, G, H, I, J, K
35
L, M
LP mode
20, 22
N
NTSC recorded tape
19
O
OPC (Optimum Picture
Control) 32
Sony Corporation
Q
Quick timer 29
R
Recording 21
saving 23
while watching another
programme 23
Remote commander 5
RF channel 8
S
Safety tab 23
Searching at various
speeds 27
SP mode 22
D
Editing
30
33
30
30
3-861-457-13 (1)
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
PAL NTSC 4.43
SLV-E480EE
SLV-E380EE
SLV-E180EE
©1998 by Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
The mains lead must be changed only at a
qualified service shop.
Precautions
Safety
• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz.
Check that the unit’s operating voltage is
identical with your local power supply.
• If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the
unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• The unit is not disconnected from the mains
as long as it is connected to the mains, even
if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the unit from the mains if you do
not intend to use it for an extended period of
time. To disconnect the lead, pull it out by
the plug, never by the lead.
Installing
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat buildup.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs,
blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
draperies) that may block the ventilation
slots.
• Do not install the unit near heat sources
such as radiators or air ducts, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration or shock.
• Do not install the unit in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
• Keep the unit and cassettes away from
equipment with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
• If the unit is brought directly from a cold to
a warm location, moisture may condense
inside the VCR and cause damage to the
video head and tape. When you first install
the unit, or when you move it from a cold to
a warm location, wait for about one hour
before operating the unit.
2
Introduction
Caution
Television programmes, films, video tapes and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such material may
be contrary to the provisions of the copyright
laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television
transmitter and/or programme owner.
Compatible colour systems
• This VCR is designed to record and play
back using the PAL and MESECAM colour
systems (TV systems B/G and D/K) and
play back using the NTSC 4.43 colour
system. Recording of video sources based
on other colour systems cannot be
guaranteed.
• Tapes recorded with the NTSC colour
system can be played back on this unit using
a TV or a colour monitor for the PAL colour
system.
Table of contents
Getting Started
Step 1: Unpacking
Step 2: Setting up the remote commander
Step 3: Connecting the VCR
Step 4: Tuning your TV to the VCR
Step 5: Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function
Step 6: Setting the clock
Manual setup —
Selecting a language, Presetting channels
Basic Operations
18 Playing a tape
21 Recording TV programmes
24 Recording TV programmes using
the timer
Getting Started
4
5
7
8
10
12
14
Additional Information
37 Troubleshooting
40 Specifications
41 Index to parts and controls
Back cover
Index
Additional Operations
27 Playing/searching at various
speeds
29 Recording TV programmes using
the quick timer
30 Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings
32 Adjusting the picture
33 Changing menu options
35 Editing with another VCR
Introduction
3
Getting Started
Step 1
Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the VCR:
• Remote commander
• Aerial cable
• R6 (size AA) batteries
Checking your model name
The instructions in this manual are for the 3 models : SLV-E480EE,
E380EE, and E180EE. Check your model number by looking at the
rear panel of your VCR. The SLV-E480EE is the model used for
illustration purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated
in the text, for example, “SLV-E380EE only.”
4
Getting Started
Step 2
Setting up the remote commander
Inserting the batteries
Getting Started
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by
matching the + and – on the batteries
to the diagram inside the battery
compartment.
Insert the negative (–) end first, then
push in and down until the positive
(+) end clicks into the position.
Using the remote commander
You can use this remote
commander to operate this
VCR and a Sony TV. Buttons on
the remote commander marked
with a dot (•) can be used to
operate your Sony TV.
Remote sensor
[TV]
/[VIDEO]
To operate
Set [TV]/ [VIDEO]to
the VCR
[VIDEO]and point at the remote sensor on the VCR
a Sony TV
[TV]and point at the remote sensor on the TV
continued
Getting Started
5
Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander (continued)
TV/VIDEO
ON/STANDBY
DISPLAY
AUDIO
MONITOR
VOL+/–
PROG+/–
;
MENU/
> /. /? //
TV control buttons
To
Press
Turn the TV into standby or active mode
ON/STANDBY
Select an input source of the TV either from
aerial in or from line in
TV/VIDEO
Select the programme position of the TV
PROG +/–
Adjust the volume of the TV
VOL +/–
Turn on the Sony TV
; (TV)
Select the sound type (stereo/mono) of your stereo
Sony TV (SLV-E480EE only)
AUDIO MONITOR
Call up on-screen display
DISPLAY
Operate TV menu options
MENU/> /. /? //
Notes
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to six months.
• If you do not use the remote commander for an extended period of time, remove
the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not use different types of batteries.
• Some buttons may not work with certain Sony TVs.
6
Getting Started
Step 3
Connecting the VCR
AERIAL IN
AERIAL OUT
AERIAL IN
to mains
: Signal flow
1
Aerial cable
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV
IN
ENTREE
and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the VCR.
AERIAL
ANTENNE
2
3
Getting Started
Mains
lead
Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and
the aerial input of your TV using the
supplied aerial cable.
OUT
SORTIE
IN
ENTREE
AERIAL
ANTENNE
OUT
SORTIE
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
To a TV that has phono type audio/
video input jacks
This additional connection improves
picture and sound quality. Connect the
TV as shown on the right using a
commercially available connecting cable
like the Sony VMC-710M/720M. If your
TV has left and right audio input jacks,
use a connecting cable like the Sony
VMC-910MS.
This VCR
TV
AUDIO VIDEO
LINE-1 IN
LINE OUT
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
VMC-710M/720M audio/video cable
(not supplied)
Getting Started
7
Step 4
Tuning your TV to the VCR
ON/STANDBY
PROGRAM +/–
RF CHANNEL
1
2
ON/STANDBY
AUTO SET UP
Press ON/STANBY to turn on the VCR.
Press RF CHANNEL on the VCR.
The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window.
RF CHANNEL
3
The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV.
Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the VCR
picture.
This programme position will now be referred to as the video
channel.
4
Press RF CHANNEL.
The TV system appears in the display window.
8
Getting Started
5
PROG
Tune the TV to the same channel as that
shown in the display window so that
the picture on the right appears on the
TV screen.
Getting Started
6
Press PROGRAM +/– (repeatedly) to select the correct TV
system.
If you watch the system B/G, select “G”. If you watch the
system D/K, select “K”.
SONY VIDEO CASSETTE
RECORDER
Refer to your TV manual for tuning
instructions.
If the picture does not appear clearly,
see “To obtain a clear picture from the
VCR” below.
7
AUTO SET UP
Press RF CHANNEL.
RF CHANNEL
You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. Whenever you want
to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel.
To check to see if the TV tuning is correct
Set the TV to the video channel and press PROGRAM +/– on the VCR. If
the TV screen changes to a different programme each time you press
PROGRAM +/–, the TV tuning is correct.
To obtain a clear picture from the VCR
If the picture does not appear clearly in step 6 above, go to step 7 to finish
this procedure once. Then start from step 2. After pressing RF
CHANNEL in step 2 to display the RF channel, press PROGRAM +/– so
that another RF channel appears. Then tune the TV to the new RF
channel until a clear picture appears.
Note
• If you set the wrong TV system, you may have no sound or sound may be
distorted.
Getting Started
9
Step 5
Setting up the
VCR with the
Auto Set Up
function
Before using the VCR for the first time,
set up the VCR using the Auto Set Up
function. With this function, you can set
TV channels, guided by the sequence
indicated in the display window.
AUTO SET UP
RF CHANNEL
Hold down AUTO SET UP on the VCR for
more than three seconds.
The VCR automatically turns
on. The ATP (Auto Tuner
Preset) function starts searching for all of the receivable
channels and presets them in
numerical order.
When no more receivable
channels can be found,
presetting stops and “SET UP”
disappears from the display
window.
10
Getting Started
AUTO SET UP
To cancel the Auto Set Up function
Press AUTO SET UP.
Note
• Do not cancel the Auto Set Up function during the ATP operations. If you do,
repeat the step above.
Getting Started
Getting Started
Tip
• The factory-preset language of the menu is English. If you want to change the
language to Russian, see page 14.
11
Step 6
Setting the clock
You must set the time and date on the
VCR to use the timer recording features
properly.
MENU
> /. /? //
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press > /. to select
SETTINGS and press OK.
PLAY
SETTINGS
OPTIONS
TUNER
CLOCK
LANGUAGE
PAUSE
REW
OK
FF
OK
SELECT
SET
: Vv
: OK
STOP
2
Press > /. to select CLOCK and press OK.
PAUSE
tCLOCK
1.
REW
PLAY
FF
OK
SELECT
SET
OK
STOP
3
Press > /. to set the date.
PAUSE
PLAY
Press / to flash the month and set the
month using > /. .
PAUSE
12
Getting Started
SU
0 : 00
FF
[OFF ]
[ 1 ]
: Bb
: Vv
: OK
tCLOCK
11.
STOP
1. 1998
SELECT
SET
OK
4
OK
: Bb
: Vv
: OK
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
STOP
PLAY
0 : 00
[OFF ]
[ 1 ]
FF
OK
REW
TH
tCLOCK
11.
REW
1. 1998
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
1. 1998
SU
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
SELECT
SET
OK
0 : 00
[OFF ]
[ 1 ]
: Bb
: Vv
: OK
5
REW
PAUSE
PLAY
FF
OK
Set the year, hour, and minutes in
sequence, using / to flash the item to be
set, and > /. to select the digits.
The day of the week is set automatically.
Press / to start the clock.
The date flashes.
PAUSE
PLAY
FR
15 : 30
[OFF ]
[ 1 ]
: Bb
: Vv
: OK
Press OK.
PAUSE
PLAY
tCLOCK
SELECT
SET
OK
STOP
REW
[OFF ]
[ 1 ]
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
OK
7
15 : 30
: Bb
: Vv
: OK
11. 12. 1998
FF
FR
Getting Started
REW
11. 12. 1998
AUTO ADJUST
CLOCK PROG
SELECT
SET
OK
STOP
6
tCLOCK
FF
OK
STOP
Tip
• To change the digits during setting, press ? to return to the item to be changed,
and select the digits using > /. .
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
Getting Started
13
Manual setup —
Selecting a
language
You can change the on-screen display
language.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
MENU
> /.
OK
1
Press MENU, then press > /. to select
SETTINGS and press OK.
• MENU
OPTIONS
TUNER
CLOCK
LANGUAGE
PAUSE
REW
PLAY
SETTINGS
FF
OK
SELECT
SET
: Vv
: OK
STOP
2
REW
Press > /. to select LANGUAGE, then
press OK.
PAUSE
PLAY
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
FF
OK
SELECT
SET
STOP
3
REW
PLAY
OK
STOP
14
Press > /. to move the dot (r ) to
the desired language, then press OK.
PAUSE
Getting Started
FF
: Vv
: OK
Manual setup —
Presetting
channels
MENU
> /. /? //
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
1
Press MENU, then press > /. to select
SETTINGS and press OK.
• MENU
PLAY
OK
SETTINGS
OPTIONS
TUNER
CLOCK
LANGUAGE
PAUSE
REW
Getting Started
If some channels could not be preset
using the Auto Set Up function, you can
preset them manually.
PROG +/–
FF
OK
SELECT
SET
: Vv
: OK
STOP
2
REW
Press > /. to select TUNER, then press
OK.
PAUSE
PLAY
FF
OK
REW
PAUSE
PLAY
FF
Press > /. to move the cursor ( ) to
NORMAL/CATV, then select either
NORM or CATV using ? // .
OK
REW
Press > /. to move the cursor ( ) to
CHANNEL SET.
PAUSE
PLAY
OK
STOP
AFT
FINE TUNING
[ON
FF
]
: Vv
: Bb
TUNER
PROG14
SYSTEM
NORMAL/CATV
CHANNEL SET
[D / K ]
[NORM]
[S01 ]
AFT
FINE TUNING
[ON
SELECT
SET
STOP
4
PROG14
[D/K ]
[CATV]
[S 0 1 ]
SELECT
SET
STOP
3
TUNER
SYSTEM
NORMAL/CATV
CHANNEL SET
]
: Vv
: Bb
TUNER
PROG14
SYSTEM
NORMAL/CATV
CHANNEL SET
[D/K ]
[NORM]
[S 0 1 ]
AFT
FINE TUNING
[ON
SELECT
SET
]
: Vv
: Bb
continued
Getting Started
15
Manual setup — Presetting channels (continued)
5
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Selected programme position
PROG
TUNER
[D/K ]
[NORM]
[S01 ]
AFT
FINE TUNING
[ON
SELECT
SET
6
Press ? // repeatedly until the channel
you want is displayed.
PAUSE
REW
PLAY
FF
STOP
7
[D/K ]
[NORM]
[C02 ]
AFT
FINE TUNING
[ON
SELECT
SET
Corresponding
TV channel
R1
R6
R7
R12
R2
R3
R4
R5
R8
R9
R10
R11
R21-R69
CHANNEL SET
number
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
21-69
CATV 1-41
CATV 42-46
Getting Started
]
: Vv
: Bb
If the TV sound is distorted or noisy, press
> /. to move the cursor ( ) to SYSTEM,
then select B/G or D/K so that you get the
better sound.
Corresponding
TV channel
E2
E3
E4
E5
E6
E7
E8
E9
E10
E11
E12
E21-E69
S1-S41
S01-S05
TUNER
PROG 7
SYSTEM
NORMAL/CATV
CHANNEL SET
[B / G ]
[NORM]
[C02 ]
AFT
FINE TUNING
[ON
SELECT
SET
16
PROG 7
SYSTEM
NORMAL/CATV
CHANNEL SET
B/G TV system
D/K TV system
CHANNEL SET
number
2
5
6
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21-69
]
: Vv
: Bb
TUNER
OK
The channels appear in the following
order.
PROG 7
SYSTEM
NORMAL/CATV
CHANNEL SET
: Vv
: Bb
]
8
9
REW
To allocate another channel to another
programme position, repeat steps 3 to 7.
PAUSE
Press OK.
PLAY
FF
Getting Started
OK
STOP
Disabling unwanted programme positions
After presetting the TV channels, you can disable unused programme
positions. The disabled positions will be skipped later when you press the
PROG +/– buttons.
1
In step 6 above, press ? // repeatedly to display the number “00”
beside CHANNEL SET.
2
Press OK.
If the picture is not clear
Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) function automatically tunes in
channels clearly. If, however, the picture is not clear, you may also use the
manual tuning function.
1
Press PROG +/– to select the programme position for which you
cannot obtain a clear picture.
2
3
4
Press MENU, then select SETTINGS and press OK.
Select TUNER and press OK.
Select FINE TUNING. The fine tuning meter appears.
Selected programme position
TUNER
[D/K ]
[CATV]
[S 0 1 ]
AFT
FINE TUNING
[OFF ]
SELECT
SET
5
PROG14
SYSTEM
NORMAL/CATV
CHANNEL SET
: Vv
: Bb
Press ? // to get a clearer picture, then press OK.
Note that the AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting switches to OFF.
Note
• The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few
minutes.
Getting Started
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Basic Operations
Playing a tape
6 EJECT
DISPLAY
COUNTER
RESET
REPLAY
P PAUSE
REW
03
p STOP
FF
)#
Æ
PLAY
NTSC PB
1
2
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape.
The VCR turns on and starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
3
PLAY
OK
18
Basic Operations
Press Æ
PLAY.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
Additional tasks
To
Press
Stop play
p STOP
Pause play
P PAUSE
Resume play after pause P PAUSE or Æ
PLAY
Fast-forward the tape
)#
FF during stop
Rewind the tape
03
REW during stop
Eject the tape
6 EJECT
To replay a recently watched scene
You can immediately rewind and play back the scene you want to watch
again.
During playback, press REPLAY up to four times. The VCR rewinds the
tape about 10 seconds on the counter for each press of the button, and
restarts playback.
When your TV is
Set NTSC PB to
PAL only
ON PAL TV
PAL and NTSC
NTSC 4.43
Basic Operations
To play an NTSC-recorded tape
Set NTSC PB at the rear of the VCR according to the colour system of your
TV.
To use the time counter
At the point the tape that you want to find later, press COUNTER RESET.
The counter in the display window resets to “0:00:00.” Search for the point
afterwards by referring to the counter.
To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY.
continued
Basic Operations
19
Playing a tape (continued)
Notes
• Tapes recorded in the LP mode can be played back on this VCR (SLV-E480EE only).
• The counter resets to “0:00:00” whenever a tape is reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion with no recording.
• When you play back the tape recorded with the NTSC colour system, the
counter does not appear on the TV screen.
• Depending on your TV, the following may occur while playing an NTSC-recorded
tape:
– The picture becomes black and white.
– The picture shakes.
– No picture appears on the TV screen.
– Black streaks appear horizontally on the TV screen.
– The colour density increases or decreases.
– Deterioration of the picture quality may occur.
• If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL and NTSC systems, the time counter
reading will not be correct. This is due to the difference between the counting
cycles of the two video systems.
• While setting the menu on the TV screen, buttons for playback do not function.
20
Basic Operations
Recording TV
programmes
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
PROG +/–
INPUT
SELECT
COUNTER/
REMAIN
r REC
p STOP
1
2
3
Basic Operations
SP/LP
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
INPUT
SELECT
Press INPUT SELECT until a programme position number appears
in the display window.
continued
Basic Operations
21
Recording TV programmes (continued)
4
5
6
PROG
SP/LP
REC
Press PROG +/– to select the
programme position you
want to record.
(SLV-E480EE only)
Press SP/LP to select the
tape speed, SP or LP.
LP (Long Play) provides
recording time twice as long
as SP(Standard Play) ,
however, SP produces better
picture and audio quality.
Press r REC to start recording.
The recording indicator lights
up red in the display window.
Recording indicator
To stop recording
Press p STOP.
To check the remaining time
Press DISPLAY. With the display on, press COUNTER/REMAIN to check
the remaining time. Each time you press COUNTER/REMAIN, the time
counter and the remaining time appear alternately. The remaining time with
the
indicator also appears in the display window.
PROG12
PROG12
1H 46M
SP 0:00:22
Time counter
Remaining time
To correctly check the remaining time of the tape, set TAPE SELECT in the
TAPE OPTIONS menu according to the tape type you use (see page 33).
22
Basic Operations
To watch another TV programme while recording
Select another programme position on the TV.
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the
safety tab as illustrated. To record on a tape
again, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Safety tab
Notes
• The display does not appear during still (pause) mode or slow-motion playback.
• The display will not appear while playing an NTSC-recorded tape.
• If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL and NTSC systems, the time counter
reading will not be correct. This discrepancy is due to the difference between the
counting cycles of the two video systems.
• When you insert a non-standard commercially available tape, the remaining time
may not be correct.
• The remaining time doesn’t work for an NTSC-recorded tape. “–:– –” appears in the
display window.
• The remaining time is intended for rough measurement only.
• If you play back the tape for about 30 seconds after the tape is inserted, the
remaining time will be displayed.
Basic Operations
Basic Operations
Tips
• You can select a video source from the LINE-1 IN jacks using INPUT SELECT or
PROG +/–. When you use PROG +/–, “L” appears in the display window between
the lowest programme position and the highest one. For SLV-E380EE only, “L1”
appears for the video source connected to LINE-1 IN jacks, or “L2” for the the video
source connected to LINE-2 IN jacks.
• The display appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the
information won’t be recorded on the tape.
• If you don’t want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV.
23
Recording TV
programmes
using the timer
ON/STANDBY
You can preset up to eight
programmes at a time.
Before you start…
• Check that the VCR clock is set to
the correct time.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in
place. Make sure the tape is
longer than the total recording
time.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
MENU
> /. /? //
OK
p STOP
1
• MENU
Press MENU, then press > /. to select
TIMER and press OK.
REW
PLAY
OK
STOP
24
Basic Operations
tTIMER
DATE
TODAY
PAUSE
FF
11. 12
TIME
19:00b20:00
SP/LP
SP
SELECT
SET
OK
: Bb
: Vv
: OK
FR
PROG
35
2
REW
PAUSE
PLAY
FF
OK
Set the date, start and stop times,
programme position and tape speed (SLVE480EE only):
1 Press > /. to set each item.
2 Press / to flash each item in turn.
To correct a setting, press ? to return to
that setting and reset.
STOP
tTIMER
DATE
TODAY
11. 12
TIME
19:00b20:00
FR
PROG
35
SP/LP
LP
SELECT
SET
OK
: Bb
: Vv
: OK
• To record the same programme every day or the same day every
week, see “Daily/weekly recording” on page 26.
• To record from a source connected to the LINE-1 IN jacks, press
> /. to display “L” in the “PROG” position. For SLV-E380EE,
display “L1” to record from a source connected to LINE-1 IN
jacks, and “L2” to record from a source connected to LINE-2 IN
jacks.
3
PLAY
Press OK.
FF
OK
STOP
4
ON/
STANDBY
Press ON/STANDBY to turn off the VCR.
The
indicator appears in the display window and the VCR
stands by for recording.
Basic Operations
REW
PAUSE
To record from a source, leave the connected equipment switched
on.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
continued
Basic Operations
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Recording TV programmes using the timer (continued)
Daily/weekly recording
In step 2 above, press . to select the recording pattern. Each time you press
. , the indication changes as shown below. Press > to change the indication
in reverse order.
TODAY n SU-SA (Sunday to Saturday) n MO-SA (Monday to Saturday) n
MO-FR (Monday to Friday) n SA (every Saturday) ..... n MO (every
Monday) n SU (every Sunday) n 1 month later n (dates count down)
n TODAY
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press ON/STANDBY.
The
indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press
ON/STANDBY to reset the VCR after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
Reset the counter.
Display tape information on the TV screen.
Check the timer settings.
Watch another TV programme.
To record satellite broadcasts
If you connect the satellite tuner and the VCR, you can record satellite
programmes.
1
2
Turn on the satellite tuner.
3
Keep the satellite tuner turned on until the VCR finishes recording the
satellite programme for which you have made a timer setting.
On the satellite tuner, select the satellite programme for which you
want to make a timer setting.
Tips
• To set the programme position, you can also use the PROG +/– buttons.
• To set the tape speed, you can also use the SP/LP button (SLV-E480EE only).
Note
• The
indicator flashes in the display window when you press ON/STANDBY
with no tape inserted.
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Basic Operations
Additional Operations
Playing/searching
at various speeds
SLV-E480EE/E180EE
PLAY
Æ
REW
03
)#
FF
& SLOW
SLV-E380EE
0
REW
Æ
)
PLAY
FF
)#
FF
Æ
PLAY
3 REW
0
Playback options
Operation
View the picture during fast- During fast-forward, hold down )#
forward or rewind
rewind, hold down03
REW or 0
FF or )
REW.
FF. During
Play at high speed
• During playback, press )#
FF or 03
REW.
• During playback, hold down )#
FF or 03
REW.
To resume normal playback, release the button.
Play in slow motion
During playback or pause, press & SLOW.
Play frame by frame
During pause, press )#
FF or 03
REW.
Hold down the button to play one frame each second.
Rewind and start play
During stop, press Æ PLAY on the VCR while holding down
0 REW or 03
REW on the VCR.
To resume normal playback
Press Æ PLAY.
continued
Additional Operations
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Playing/searching at various speeds (continued)
Using the CLICK SHUTTLE ring (SLV-E380EE only)
With the CLICK SHUTTLE ring, you
can operate a variety of playback
options.
CLICK SHUTTLE ring
During playback or pause, turn the
CLICK SHUTTLE ring clockwise or
anticlockwise. Each change in the
CLICK SHUTTLE ring position
changes the playback mode in the
following way.
pause
Slow motion in
reverse
Normal speed in
reverse
Double speed in
reverse
High speed in
reverse
Slow motion
Normal speed
(Initial speed)
Double speed
High speed
Tip
• Adjust the picture using TRACKING +/– on the VCR if:
– streaks appear while playing in slow motion
– the picture shakes while pausing.
To set tracking to the centre position, press both buttons (+/–) at the same time.
Notes
• The sound is muted during these operations.
• The picture may have snow:
– when playing at high speed in reverse
– when playing in reverse slow motion
– when playing in reverse.
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Additional Operations
Recording TV
programmes
using the quick
timer
After starting recording in the normal
way, you can have the VCR stop
recording automatically after a specified
duration.
1
QUICK
TIMER
While recording, press QUICK TIMER once.
The indicator appears in the
display window.
2
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes. For SLVE380EE/E180EE, you can specify the duration up to 6 hours, and
for SLV-E480EE, up to 11 hours.
0:00
0:30
1:00
10:30
11:00
The duration decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops
recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set to the new duration.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press p STOP.
Using the quick timer during stop mode
You can set the quick timer and start recording during stop mode by
pressing QUICK TIMER. To set the channel, you can use the PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT buttons. Press QUICK TIMER repeatedly to set the
recording duration. The recording will start automatically.
Additional Operations
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Checking/
changing/
cancelling timer
settings
ON/STANDBY
CLEAR
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
MENU
> /. /? //
OK
1
2
Press ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR.
Press MENU, then press > /.
to select LIST and press OK.
• If you want to change a setting, go on to
the next step.
• If you do not need to change or cancel
the settings, press OK, then turn off the
VCR to return to recording standby.
3
30
tLIST
DATE
TU
13. 12
11. 12
MO-FR
MO-SA
SU-SA
––. –
11. 12 FR
TIME
PROG
1900b2000
6 SP
0930b1000
3 5 SP
0500b0530
4 4 LP
1200b1300
L LP
2300b2330
L SP
1212b1313
2 7 LP
–––b –––
–– –
Press > /. to select the setting you want to change or cancel, then press
OK.
Additional Operations
4
• To change the setting, press ? // to flash
the item you want to change, and press > /.
to reset it.
• To cancel the setting, press CLEAR.
tTIMER
DATE
TODAY
FR
PROG
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SP/LP
LP
SELECT
SET
OK
5
11. 12
TIME
19:00b20:00
: Bb
: Vv
: OK
Press OK.
If any settings remain, turn off the VCR to return to recording standby.
When the timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the second programme
starts recording only after the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the programme listed first in the menu
has priority.
Programme 1
Programme 2
Will be cut off
Additional Operations
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Adjusting the picture
Adjusting the tracking
Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape
(the
indicator flashes in the display window, then goes off), distortion
may occur if the tape was recorded in poor condition. If so, manually adjust
the tracking.
Press the TRACKING +/– buttons on the VCR to
display the tracking meter. The distortion should
disappear as you press one of the two buttons. (The
indicator lights up.) To resume automatic
tracking adjustment eject the tape and restart it.
TRACKING
Tracking meter
About Optimum Picture Control (OPC)
Optimum Picture Control (OPC) automatically
improves recording and playback quality by
adjusting the VCR to the condition of the video
heads and tape. To maintain better picture quality,
we recommend that you set OPC to ON in the
VIDEO OPTIONS menu (with the OPC indicator
in the display window lit). For details, see 33.
VIDEO OPTIONS
OPC
SYSTEM
SELECT
SET
[ON ]
[ AUTO]
: Vv
: Bb
OPC playback
The OPC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental
tapes and tapes that were not recorded with OPC.
OPC recording
Whenever you insert a tape and first start recording, the VCR adjusts to the
tape using the OPC function (the OPC indicator flashes rapidly). This
adjustment is retained until the tape is ejected.
To deactivate the OPC
Press MENU and select SETTINGS, OPTIONS, VIDEO OPTIONS, then set
OPC to OFF. The OPC indicator in the display window goes off.
Note
• There is a delay of a few seconds before the VCR actually starts recording while the
VCR analyses the tape. To avoid the delay, first set the VCR to recording pause (the
OPC indicator flashes slowly) and press r REC to have the VCR analyse the tape.
After the OPC indicator stops flashing, press P PAUSE to start recording
immediately. If you press P PAUSE before the OPC indicator stops flashing, the
OPC function is cancelled.
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Additional Operations
Changing menu options
1
Press MENU, then press > /. to select
SETTINGS and press OK.
SETTINGS
OPTIONS
TUNER
CLOCK
LANGUAGE
SELECT
SET
2
Press > /. to select OPTIONS, then press OK.
: Vv
: OK
OPTIONS
TAPE OPTIONS
VIDEO OPTIONS
SELECT
SET
3
Press > /. to select TAPE OPTIONS or
VIDEO OPTIONS, then press OK.
4
Press > /. to select the option, then press
? // to change the setting.
5
Press OK to return to the original screen.
: Vv
: OK
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
TAPE OPTIONS
Menu option
Set this option to
TAPE SELECT
• 300 to use an E-300 type tape.
• 240 to use an E-240 type tape.
• 195 to use an E-195 or shorter type tape.
continued
Additional Operations
33
Changing menu options (continued)
VIDEO OPTIONS
34
Menu option
Set this option to
OPC
• ON to switch on the OPC (Optimum Picture Control) function and
improve picture quality.
• OFF to switch off OPC.
SYSTEM
• AUTO to automatically detect the colour system and play back the
tape in the appropriate mode. If the picture’s colour is poor,
manually select the colour system that the tape was recorded in.
• PAL to play back a tape recorded in the PAL system.
• MESECAM to play back a tape recorded in the MESECAM system.
Additional Operations
Editing with another VCR
How to connect to record on this VCR
This VCR (Recorder)
TV
LINE-1 IN
Other VCR (Player)
LINE OUT
VMC-710M/720M audio/video cable (not supplied)
: Signal flow
You can also connect to the jacks on the front panel (SLV-E380EE only).
This VCR (Recorder)
LINE-2 IN
Other VCR (Player)
LINE OUT
VMC-710M/720M audio/video cable (not supplied)
: Signal flow
Notes
• Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
• If you connect this VCR to both the LINE IN and LINE OUT jacks of the other VCR,
select the input correctly to prevent a humming noise.
continued
Additional Operations
35
Editing with another VCR (continued)
Operation (when recording
on this VCR)
Before you start editing
• Turn on your TV and set it to the
video channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– to
display “L” (“L1” or “L2” for SLVE380EE) in the display window.
• Press SP/LP to select the tape speed,
SP or LP (SLV-E480EE only).
P PAUSE
r REC
1
Insert a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other
(playback) VCR. Search for the point to start playback and set it to
playback pause.
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR.
Search for the point to start recording and press P PAUSE.
3
4
Press r REC on this VCR and set it to recording pause.
To start editing, press the P PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at the same
time.
To stop editing
Press the p STOP buttons on both VCRs.
Tips
• To edit more precisely, press the P PAUSE button on the VCRs to release pause.
• To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press P PAUSE on this VCR when an
unwanted scene begins. When it ends, press P PAUSE again to resume recording
(Assemble Editing).
Note
• If you start recording following the procedure above, the VCR won’t start recording
with the OPC function. To record a tape with the OPC function, press r REC again
during recording pause in step 3 so that the VCR analyses the tape. Then, when you
start editing in step 4, press P PAUSE after the OPC indicator stops flashing. If you
press P PAUSE before the OPC indicator stops flashing, the OPC function is
cancelled.
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Additional Operations
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Remedy
The ON/STANDBY switch
does not function.
• Connect the mains lead to mains securely.
The power is turned on but the
VCR does not operate.
• Moisture condensation occurs. Turn the power off,
unplug the mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for
over one hour.
The clock has stopped and
“–:– –” lights in the display
window.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than an hour. Reset the clock (and
timer).
The playback picture does not
appear on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are
using a monitor, set it to video input.
The picture is not clear.
• Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons.
• The video heads are dirty (see below). Clean the video
heads using the Sony T-25CLD, E-25CLDR or T-25CLW
video head cleaning cassette. If these cleaning cassettes
are not available in your area, have the heads cleaned
at your nearest Sony service facility (a standard service
charge will be required). Do not use a commercially
available liquid-type cleaning cassette other than
Sony’s, as it may damage the video heads.
• The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult
your local Sony service facility for more information.
The picture rolls vertically
during picture search.
• Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor.
The picture has no sound.
• The tape is defective. Use a new tape.
Playback
Clock
Power
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your
nearest Sony service facility.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
• Normal picture
• Rough picture
initial contamination
• Unclear picture
• No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
terminal
continued
Additional Information
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Symptom
Remedy
No TV programme appears
on the TV screen.
• Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are
using a monitor, set it to video input.
TV reception is poor.
• Adjust the TV aerial.
• Make sure the TV system (B/G or D/K) is set to the
system in your area.
The tape starts playing as soon
as it is inserted.
• The safety tab has been removed. To record on this
tape, cover the tab hole.
The tape is ejected when you
press r REC.
• Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Nothing happens when you
press r REC.
• Make sure the tape is not at its end.
• Select the correct source with the INPUT SELECT or
PROG +/– buttons. Select a programme position
when recording TV programmes; select “L” (“L1” or
“L2” for SLV-E380EE) when recording from other
equipment.
The timer does not operate.
•
•
•
•
•
Timer recording
Recording
Troubleshooting (continued)
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Additional Information
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a programme has been set for timer
recording.
• Make sure your timer settings have not already passed
the current time.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the
mains for more than an hour. Reset the clock and timer.
Others
Symptom
Remedy
A tape cannot be inserted.
• Check that a tape isn’t already in the tape
compartment.
The remote commander does
not function.
• Make sure you are pointing the remote commander at
the remote sensor on the VCR.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote commander with
new ones if they are weak.
• Make sure the TV / VIDEO remote control switch is
set correctly.
The tracking meter does not
appear on the screen.
• The recording condition of the tape is very poor and
tracking cannot be adjusted, or the NTSC system is
being used.
The VCR needs to be cleaned.
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a dry, soft
cloth, or a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine.
Additional Information
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Specifications
System
Supplied accessories
Channel coverage
PAL (D/K, B/G)
VHF R1 to R12, E2 to E12
UHF R21 to R69, E21 to E69
CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S20
HYPER S21 to S41
RF output signal
UHF channels 21 to 69
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Inputs and outputs
LINE-1 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (1)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
LINE-2 IN (SLV-E380EE)
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (1)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
LINE OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jack (1)
Standard output: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
General
Power requirements
220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Power consumption
20 W
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Dimensions
Approx. 355 x96 x 285 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 3.9 kg
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Additional Information
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Index to parts and controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Front panel (SLV-E480EE and SLV-E180EE)
1
!“
2
!`
1
ON/STANDBY switch/indicator
(25)
2
Tape compartment
3
03
4
Æ
5
)#
27)
6
r REC (record) button (22)
REW (rewind) button (19, 27)
PLAY button (18)
FF (fast-forward)button (19,
!… 9
3
4
5
8
7
6
7
p STOP button (22)
8
P PAUSE button (19)
9
PROGRAM/TRACKING +/–
buttons (22, 32)
!… AUTO SET UP/RF (radio
frequency) CHANNEL button (8,
10)
!` Remote sensor (5)
!“ 6 EJECT button (19)
continued
Additional Information
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
Front panel (SLV-E380EE)
1
!¢
2
!£
3 4
!“
!` !…
9
5
6
8
7
1
ON/STANDBY switch/indicator
(25)
2
Tape compartment
3
0
REW (rewind) button (19, 27)
4
)
FF (fast-forward) button (19, 27)
5
Æ
PLAY button (18)
6
CLICK SHUTTLE ring (28)
!“ Remote sensor (5)
7
r REC (record) button (22)
!£ LINE-2 IN VIDEO/AUDIO jacks
(35)
8
p STOP button (22)
9
P PAUSE button (19)
!… PROGRAM/TRACKING +/–
buttons (22, 32)
!` AUTO SET UP/RF (radio
frequency) CHANNEL button (8,
10)
!¢ 6 EJECT button (19)
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Additional Information
Display window
1
2
7
3
6
1
Timer indicator (25, 29)
2
Tape speed indicator (22)
3
OPC (Optimum Picture Control)
indicator (32)
4
Tracking indicator (32)
4
5
5
Time counter/clock/line/
programme position indicator (8, 10,
19, 22)
6
Remaining time indicator (22)
7
Tape/Recording indicator (22)
continued
Additional Information
43
Index to parts and controls (continued)
Rear panel
1
6
44
2
3
5
4
1
Mains lead (7)
4
AERIAL OUT connector (7)
2
LINE-1 IN AUDIO/VIDEO jacks
(35)
5
LINE OUT AUDIO/VIDEO jacks (7)
3
AERIAL IN connector (7)
6
NTSC PB (PlayBack) switch (19)
Additional Information
Remote commander
1
TV/VIDEO button (6)
2
6 EJECT button (19)
3
DISPLAY button (19, 22)
3
4
VOL (volume) +/– buttons (for TV)
(6)
4
5
PROG (programme) +/– buttons
(22)
6
COUNTER/REMAIN button (22)
7
QUICK TIMER button (29)
8
INPUT SELECT button (21, 36)
9
r REC (record) button (22)
1
2
5
6
7
8
9
!…
!`
!… SP (Standard Play)/LP (Long Play)
button (SLV-E480EE only) (22)
!` Tape/menu operation buttons
MENU button (12, 33)
P PAUSE/> button (19)
p STOP/. button (22)
0 3 REW (rewind)/? button
(19, 27)
) # FF (fast forward)//
button (19, 27)
Æ PLAY/OK button (18)
continued
Additional Information
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Index to parts and controls (continued)
!“ ON/STANDBY switch (25)
!“
!£
!¢
!£ CLEAR button (31)
!
!
!⁄
!ƒ
!¥
!»
!⁄ ; button (for TV) (6)
!¢ AUDIO MONITOR button (for TV)
(SLV-E480EE only) (6)
TV / VIDEO remote control switch
(5)
!ƒ COUNTER RESET button (19)
!¥ & SLOW button (27)
!» REPLAY button (19)
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