Sony | SLV-SE830N | Sony SLV-SX730N Operating Instructions

3-081-623-E1 (1) GB
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
PAL
SLV-SE830N
SLV-SE730N
SLV-SX730N
SLV-SE630N
SLV-SE430K
© 2003 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.
Mains lead must only be changed 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 wall outlet if you do not
intend to use it for an extended period of time. To
disconnect the cord, pull it out by the plug, never
by the cord.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
Installing
• Do not install this equipment in a confined space
such as a book or similar unit.
• 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 three hours before operating the unit.
2 WARNING
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 using the PAL (B/G
or D/K) or MESECAM (B/G or D/K) colour system
and play back using the PAL (B/G or D/K) or
MESECAM (B/G or D/K) and NTSC 4.43 colour
systems. Recording of video sources based on other
colour systems cannot be guaranteed.
SHOWVIEW is a registered trademark of Gemstar
Development Corporation. The SHOWVIEW system
is manufactured under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
Getting Started
4 Index to parts and controls
11 Step 1 : Unpacking
12 Step 2 : Setting up the remote
commander
16 Step 3 : Connecting the VCR
20 Step 4 : Setting up the VCR with
the Auto Set Up function
23 Step 5 : Selecting the TV
system
24 Setting the clock
26 Downloading the TV tuner’s preset
data
(SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N only)
27 Selecting a language
28 Presetting channels
31 Changing/disabling programme
positions
36 Setting the Canal Plus decoder
Basic Operations
39 Playing a tape
42 Recording TV programmes
46 Recording TV programmes using
the Dial Timer (SLV-SE830N only)
51 Recording TV programmes using
the ShowView® system
(SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N only)
55 Recording TV programmes using
the timer
Additional Operations
58 Playing/searching at various speeds
60 Setting the recording duration time
61 Checking/changing/cancelling
timer settings
63 Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes (not available on SLVSE430K)
66 Searching using the index function
(not available on SLV-SE430K)
68 Adjusting the picture
69 Reducing the VCR’s power
consumption
70 Changing menu options
Getting Started
Table of contents
Editing
72 Connecting to a VCR or stereo
system
74 Basic editing
75 Audio dubbing (SLV-SE830N only)
Additional Information
76 Troubleshooting
80 Specifications
82 Index
Back Cover
Quick Start Guide
Table of contents
3
Getting Started
Index to parts and controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Front panel
For SLV-SE830N
A ?/1 (on/standby) switch
L X (pause) button (39) (50) (74) (75)
B Remote sensor (12)
M PROGRAM +/– buttons* (47) (59)
(68)
C Tape compartment
D A (eject) button (39)
E m (rewind) button (39) (58)
F Shuttle ring (58)
G H (play) button* (39) (58)
H M (fast-forward) button (39) (58)
I JOG button (58)
J REC z (record) button (43) (60)
(74)
K x (stop) button* (22) (39) (74) (75)
4 Index to parts and controls
N
DIAL TIMER (46)
O AUDIO DUB button (75)
P t LINE-2 L (left) o R (right)
jacks (covered)* (72) (73) (75)
How to open the jack cover
1 Press the bottom of the cover.
2 Hook your finger on the top edge of the
cover and pull it open.
* The H (play), x (stop) and
PROGRAM + buttons and jack cover
have a tactile dot.
For SLV-SE730N, SX730N and SE630N
Getting Started
A ?/1 (on/standby) switch
G M (fast-forward) button (39) (58)
B Remote sensor (12)
H REC z (record) button (43) (60)
(74)
C Tape compartment
D A (eject) button (39)
E m (rewind) button (39) (58)
F H (play) button* (39) (58)
I x (stop) button* (22) (39) (74) (75)
J X (pause) button (39) (74) (75)
K PROGRAM +/– buttons* (59) (68)
* The H (play), x (stop) and
PROGRAM + buttons have a tactile dot.
continued
Index to parts and controls
5
For SLV-SE430K
A ?/1 (on/standby) switch
G M (fast-forward) button (39) (58)
B A (eject) button (39)
H REC z (record) button (43) (60)
(74)
C Remote sensor (12)
D Tape compartment
E m (rewind) button (39) (58)
F H (play) button* (39) (58)
I x (stop) button* (22) (39) (74) (75)
J X (pause) button (39) (74) (75)
K PROGRAM +/– buttons* (59) (68)
* The H (play), x (stop) and
PROGRAM + buttons have a tactile dot.
6 Index to parts and controls
Display window
1
2
8 7
3
4
5
6
A Tape indicator
E TV indicator (45)
B VIDEO indicator (17) (43)
F STEREO indicator (63)
C Time counter/clock/line/programme
position indicator (40) (42) (74)
G Tape speed indicators (42)
D
(smartlink) indicator (18)
Getting Started
For SLV-SE830N, SE730N and SX730N
H Timer/recording indicator (43) (48)
(53) (56)
For SLV-SE630N and SE430K
A Tape indicator
E STEREO indicator* (63)
B Time counter/clock/line/programme
position indicator (40) (42) (74)
F VIDEO indicator (17) (43)
C Timer indicator (48) (53) (56)
G Playback indicator
* not available on SLV-SE430K
D Recording indicator (43)
continued
Index to parts and controls
7
Rear panel
For SLV-SE830N, SE730N, SX730N and SE630N
For SLV-SE430K
A
(in from antenna) connector (16)
(17)
B LINE-3 (DEC/EXT) connector*1
LINE-2 (DEC/EXT) connector*2
(19) (36) (73)
C Mains lead (16) (17)
D AUDIO (OUT/SORTIE) R/D (right)
L/G (left) jacks*3 (19)
8 Index to parts and controls
E LINE-1 (EURO AV) connector (17)
(36) (72)
F
(out to tv) connector (16) (17)
*1 SLV-SE830N
*2 SLV-SE730N, SX730N, SE630N and
SE430K
*3 not available on SLV-SE630N
A Z (eject) button (39)
Remote commander
(wide) button (for TV) (14) (15)
C
DISPLAY button (14) (40) (43)
D COUNTER/REMAIN button (43)
E Programme number buttons*1 (13)
(44)
Getting Started
B
F - (ten’s digit) button (13) (44)
1
2
3
G / (Teletext) button (for TV)*2 (14)
4
5
6
7
8
9
H 2 (volume) +/– buttons (for TV)
(13)
0
I a TV power on/TV mode select
button (for TV)*2 (13)
J z REC (record) button (43) (60)
K SP (Standard Play)/LP (Long Play)
button (42)
L MENU button (24) (61)
M X (pause)/M button (24) (39)
x (stop)/m button (24) (39)
m (rewind)/< button (24) (39)
(58)
M (fast-forward)/, button (24)
(39) (58)
H (play)/OK button*1 (24) (39)
(58)
*1 The H (play), AUDIO MONITOR,
number 5 and PROG + buttons have a
tactile dot.
*2 SLV-SE830N only
continued
Index to parts and controls
9
N [TV] / [VIDEO] remote control switch
(12)
O ?/1 (on/standby) switch (13) (14)
(53)
P AUDIO MONITOR button*1*3 (14)
(64)
Q t TV/VIDEO button (13) (17) (43)
R CLEAR button (40) (52) (61)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
S INPUT SELECT button (42) (56)
(74)
T PROG (programme) +/– buttons*1
(13) (42)
0
c ⁄ C Teletext page access buttons
(for TV)*2 (14)
U y SLOW button*4 (58)
V ×2 button*4 (58)
W ./> (index search)
buttons*3*4 (66)
X
TIMER button (51) (55)
*1 The H (play), AUDIO MONITOR,
number 5 and PROG + buttons have a
tactile dot.
*2 SLV-SE830N only
*3 not available on SLV-SE430K
*4 FASTEXT buttons (for TV)
(SLV-SE830N only)
10 Index to parts and controls
Getting Started
Step 1 : Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the VCR:
• Remote commander
• R6 (size AA) batteries
• Aerial cable
Check your model name
The instructions in this manual are for the 5 models: SLV-SE830N, SE730N,
SX730N, SE630N and SE430K. Check your model name by looking at the rear
panel of your VCR.
SLV-SE830N is the model used for illustration purposes. Any difference in
operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “SLV-SE830N only.”
Unpacking
11
Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander
Inserting the batteries
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
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. If the TV does not have
the
symbol near the remote
sensor, this remote commander
will not operate the TV.
Remote sensor
[TV] /
[VIDEO]
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
To operate
Set [TV] / [VIDEO] to
the VCR
[VIDEO] and point at the remote sensor at the VCR
a Sony TV
[TV] and point at the remote sensor at the TV
12 Setting up the remote commander
AUDIO MONITOR
DISPLAY
t TV/VIDEO
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Getting Started
?/1
Programme
number
buttons
0
/
PROG +/–/
c⁄ C
2 +/–
a
FASTEXT buttons
TV control buttons
To
Press
Set the TV to standby mode
?/1
Select an input source: aerial in or line in
t TV/VIDEO
Select the TV’s programme position
Programme number buttons,
-, PROG +/–
Adjust the volume of the TV
2 +/–
1
Switch to TV (Teletext off)*
a (TV)
continued
Setting up the remote commander
13
To
Press
/ (Teletext)
1
Switch to Teletext*
Select the sound*
AUDIO MONITOR
Use FASTEXT*1
FASTEXT buttons
2
Call up the on-screen display
Change the Teletext page*
1
Switch to/from wide mode of a Sony wide TV (For
other manufactures’ wide TVs, see “Controlling
other TVs with the remote commander (SLVSE830N only)” below.)
DISPLAY
c⁄ C
(wide)
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 together with an old one.
• Do not use different types of batteries together.
• Some buttons may not work with certain Sony TVs.
*1 SLV-SE830N only
*2 not available on SLV-SE430K
Controlling other TVs with the remote commander
(SLV-SE830N only)
The remote commander is preprogrammed to control non-Sony TVs. If your
TV is listed in the following table, set the appropriate manufacturer’s code
number.
1 Set [TV] / [VIDEO] at the top of the remote commander to [TV].
Hold down ?/1, and enter your TV’s code number using the programme
2 number
buttons. Then release ?/1.
Now you can use the following TV control buttons to control your TV:
?/1, t TV/VIDEO, programme number buttons, - (ten’s digit),
PROG +/–, 2 +/–, a (TV), / (Teletext), FASTEXT buttons,
(wide)*, MENU*, M/m/</,*, and OK*.
* These buttons may not work with all TVs.
14 Setting up the remote commander
To switch to wide mode, see the footnotes below this table for the applicable
code numbers.
Manufacturer
Code number
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01* , 02
Panasonic
17*1, 49
Akai
68
Philips
06*1, 07*1, 08*1
Ferguson
52
Saba
12, 13
Samsung
22, 23
1
Grundig
10* , 11*
Hitachi
24
Sanyo
25
JVC
33
Sharp
29
Loewe
45
Telefunken
36
Mivar
09, 70
Thomson
43*2
NEC
66
Toshiba
38
Nokia
1
1
Getting Started
Code numbers of controllable TVs
If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until
you find the one that works with your TV.
3
15, 16, 69*
*1 Press
(wide) to switch the wide picture mode on or off.
*2 Press
(wide), then press 2 +/– to select the wide picture mode you want.
*3 Press
(wide). The menu appears on the TV screen. Then, press M/m/</, to
select the wide picture you want and press OK.
Tip
• When you set your TV’s code number correctly while the TV is turned on, the TV
turns off automatically.
Notes
• If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be
erased.
• If the TV uses a different remote control system from the one programmed to work
with the VCR, you cannot control your TV with the remote commander.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote commander, the code number may
change. Set the appropriate code number every time you replace the batteries.
Setting up the remote commander
15
Step 3 : Connecting the VCR
If your TV has a Scart (EURO-AV) connector, see page 17.
If your TV does not have a Scart (EURO-AV) connector
Mains lead
AERIAL IN
to mains
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your
TV and connect it to
on the rear
panel of the VCR.
2
Connect
of the VCR and the aerial
input of your TV using the supplied
aerial cable.
3
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
Note
• When you connect the VCR and your TV only with an aerial cable, you have to
tune your TV to the VCR (see page 20).
16 Connecting the VCR
If your TV has a Scart (EURO-AV) connector
AERIAL IN
Scart
(EURO-AV)
: Signal flow
Mains lead
Getting Started
LINE-1
(EURO AV)
to mains
Aerial cable (supplied)
Scart cable (not supplied)
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from
your TV and connect it to
on
the rear panel of the VCR.
2
Connect
of the VCR and the
aerial input of your TV using the
supplied aerial cable.
3
Connect LINE-1 (EURO AV) on
the VCR and the Scart (EUROAV) connector on the TV with the
optional Scart cable.
This connection improves picture
and sound quality. Whenever you
want to watch the VCR picture,
press t TV/VIDEO to display
the VIDEO indicator in the
display window.
4
Connect the mains lead to the mains.
continued
Connecting the VCR
17
About the SMARTLINK features (not available on SLV-SE630N and
SE430K)
If the connected TV complies with
SMARTLINK, MEGALOGIC*1,
EASYLINK*2, Q-Link*3, EURO
VIEW LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, this
VCR automatically runs the
SMARTLINK function after you complete the steps on the previous page
(the
indicator appears in the VCR’s display window when you turn on the
TV). You can enjoy the following SMARTLINK features.
• TV Direct Rec
You can easily record what you are watching on the TV when the VCR is
turned on. For details, see “Recording what you are watching on the TV
(TV Direct Rec) (not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K)” on page
45.
• One Touch Play
With One Touch Play, you can start playback automatically without turning
on the TV. For details, see “Starting playback automatically with one
button (One Touch Play) (not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K)” on
page 41.
• One Touch Menu
When the VCR is turned on, you can turn on the TV, set the TV to the
video channel, and display the VCR’s on-screen display automatically by
pressing MENU on the remote commander.
• One Touch Timer
When the VCR is turned on, you can turn on the TV, set the TV to the
video channel, and display the timer recording menu (the TIMER
PROGRAMMING menu or the SHOWVIEW menu) automatically by
pressing TIMER on the remote commander.
You can set which timer recording menu is displayed using TIMER
METHOD in the EASY OPERATION menu (see page 71).
• NexTView Download
You can easily set the timer by using the NexTView Download function on
your TV. Please refer to your TV’s instruction manual.
*1 “MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig Corporation.
*2 “EASYLINK” is a trademark of Philips Corporation.
*3 “Q-Link” is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
*4 “EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
*5 “T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.
Note
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
18 Connecting the VCR
Additional connections
Getting Started
To a stereo system (not
available on SLV-SE630N
and SE430K)
You can improve sound
quality by connecting a
stereo system to the AUDIO
R/D L/G jacks as shown on
the right.
AUDIO R/D L/G
LINE IN
Audio cable (not supplied)
: Signal flow
To a satellite or digital
tuner with Line Through
Using the Line Through
function, you can watch
programmes from a satellite
or digital tuner connected to
this VCR on the TV even
when the VCR is turned off.
When you turn on the
satellite or digital tuner, this
VCR automatically sends the
signal from the satellite or
digital tuner to the TV
without turning itself on.
LINE-3 (DEC/EXT)*1 or
LINE-2 (DEC/EXT)*2
LINE
OUT
Scart cable (not supplied)
: Signal flow
the satellite or digital tuner to the LINE-3 (DEC/EXT)*
1 Connect
LINE-2 (DEC/EXT)* connector as shown above.
2 Turn off the VCR.
1
or
2
To watch a programme, turn on the satellite or digital tuner and the TV.
Notes
• The Line Through function will not operate properly if POWER SAVE in the
USER SET menu is set to ECO2. Set POWER SAVE to OFF or ECO1 to ensure
proper operation (see page 69).
• You cannot watch programmes on the TV while recording unless you are recording
a satellite or digital programme.
• This function may not work with some types of satellite or digital tuners.
• When the VCR is turned off, set the TV to the video channel.
*1 SLV-SE830N
*2 SLV-SE730N, SX730N, SE630N and SE430K
Connecting the VCR
19
Step 4 : 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 the language for the on-screen display, TV
channels, guide channels for the ShowView system*, and VCR clock* automatically.
1
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
2
Connect the mains lead to the
mains.
If your TV does not have a Scart (EURO-AV) connector, tune the
TV to channel 32 (the initial RF channel for this VCR). Refer to
your TV manual for TV tuning instructions. If the picture does not
appear clearly, see “To change the RF channel” on page 22.
GB
CZ
TR
The VCR automatically turns on,
and the language abbreviations
appear on the TV screen.
The abbreviations of the
languages are as follows:
3
S E L E CT
SET
Abbreviation
Country
Language
CZ
Czecho
Czech
HU
Hungary
Hungarian
PL
Poland
Polish
SK
Slovakia
Slovak
TR
Turkey
Turkish
RU
Russia
Russian
RU
HU
:
: OK
PL
SK
EXIT
: M E NU
Press M/m/</, to select the language abbreviation from the table
in step 2, then press OK.
OK
The message for the Auto Set Up function appears.
20 Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function
4
Press OK.
COUNTRY S E L E CTI ON
The COUNTRY SELECTION
menu* appears.
A
B
DK
FI N
D
NL
S E L E CT
SET
The abbreviations of the
countries are as follows:
5
OK
I
N
P
E
S
CH
:
: OK
TR
GR
HU
PL
CZ
OTHE RS
EXIT
: M E NU
Abbreviation Country
Abbreviation Country
A
Austria
E
Spain
B
Belgium
S
Sweden
DK
Denmark
CH
Switzerland
FIN
Finland
TR
Turkey
D
Germany
GR
Greece
NL
Netherlands
HU
Hungary
I
Italy
PL
Poland
N
Norway
CZ
Czech
P
Portugal
OTHERS
other countries
For SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N
Press M/m/</, to select the
abbreviation of your country from
the table in step 4, then press OK.
If your country does not appear,
select OTHERS.
Getting Started
OK
A UTO S E T UP
PLEASE WAIT
40%
EXIT
: M E NU
The VCR starts searching for all of
the receivable channels and presets
them (in the appropriate order for your local area).
If you want to change the order of the channels or disable unwanted
programme positions, see “Changing/disabling programme
positions” on page 31.
After the search or download is complete, the current time appears
for any stations that transmit a time signal. If the time does not
appear, set the clock manually. See “Setting the clock” on page 24.
For SLV-SE630N and SE430K
The clock setting menu appears. See “Setting the clock” on
page 24.
continued
Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function
21
To cancel the Auto Set Up function
Press MENU.
To change the RF channel
If the picture does not appear clearly on the TV, change the RF channel on
the VCR and TV. Select INSTALLATION from the menu, then press M/m
to highlight VCR OUTPUT CH and press ,. Select the RF channel by
pressing the M/m buttons. Then, tune the TV to the new RF channel so that
a clear picture appears.
Tip
• If you want to change the language for the on-screen display from the one preset in
the Auto Set Up function, see page 27.
Notes
• Whenever you operate the Auto Set Up function, some of the settings
(ShowView*, timer, etc.) will be reset. If this happens, you have to set them again.
• Auto preset starts automatically only when you plug in the mains lead for the first
time after you purchase the VCR.
• After using the Auto Set Up function, the language abbreviations do not appear
automatically when you connect the mains lead again. If you want to use the Auto
Set Up function again, press MENU, then press M/m/</, to highlight
INSTALLATION and press OK. Press M/m to highlight AUTO SET UP, then
repeat all procedures from step 4.
• Auto preset can be performed by pressing x (stop) on the VCR continuously for
5 seconds or more with no tape inserted.
* not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K
22 Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function
Getting Started
Step 5 : Selecting the TV system
You must select the appropriate TV system for your area.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight INSTALLATION
and press OK.
OK
2
A UTO S E T UP
M A NUA L S E T UP
S M A RTL I NK
TV S Y S TE M
V CR OUTP UT CH
S E L E CT
E ND
:
: OK
:G
:32
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
Press M/m to highlight TV
SYSTEM, then press ,.
A UTO S E T UP
M A NUA L S E T UP
S M A RTL I NK
TV S Y S TE M
V CR OUTP UT CH
OK
S E L E CT
E ND
3
:
: OK
:G
:32
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
Press , to select the appropriate TV system. Select “G” for the
B/G TV system, or “K” for the D/K TV system.
OK
4
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Selecting the TV system
23
Setting the clock
You must set the time and date on the VCR to use the timer features properly.
The Auto Clock Set function* works only if a station in your area is broadcasting a
time signal.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight CLOCK SET and
press OK.
12 :00
1 / JAN / 2 0 0 3
WED
A UTO CL OCK
OK
2
S E L E CT
E ND
:
: OK
: ON
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
Press M/m to set the hour.
OK
18 :00
1 / JAN / 2 0 0 3
WED
A UTO CL OCK
S E L E CT
E ND
3
:
: OK
: ON
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
Press , to select the minutes and
set the minutes by pressing M/m.
OK
18 :30
1 / JAN / 2 0 0 3
WED
A UTO CL OCK
S E L E CT
E ND
24 Setting the clock
:
: OK
: ON
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
OK
Set the day, month, and year in
sequence by pressing , to select
the item to be set, and press M/m to
select the digits, then press ,.
The day of the week is set
automatically.
5
OK
Press M/m to select ON for the
setting of the Auto Clock Set
function*.
The VCR automatically sets the
clock according to the time signal
broadcast between the channels
PR 1 to PR 5.
18 :30
2 8 / SEP / 2 0 0 3
S UN
A UTO CL OCK
S E L E CT
E ND
:
: OK
18 :30
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
2 8 / SEP / 2 0 0 3
S UN
A UTO CL OCK
S E L E CT
E ND
: ON
Getting Started
4
:
: OK
: ON
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
If you do not need the Auto Clock
Set function, select OFF.
6
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Tips
• If you set AUTO CLOCK* to ON, the Auto Clock Set function is activated
whenever the VCR is turned off. The time is adjusted automatically by making
reference to the time signal from the station.
• To change the digits while setting, press < to return to the item to be changed, and
select the digits by pressing M/m.
* not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K
Setting the clock
25
Downloading the TV tuner’s preset data
(SLV-SE830N, SE730N and SX730N only)
You can download your TV tuner’s preset data to the VCR and tune the VCR
according to that data using the SMARTLINK connection.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight INSTALLATION
and press OK.
OK
2
A UTO S E T UP
M A NUA L S E T UP
S M A RTL I NK
TV S Y S TE M
V CR OUTP UT CH
S E L E CT
E ND
Press M/m to highlight
SMARTLINK, then press ,.
OK
:
: OK
:G
:32
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
S M A RTL I NK
TV CH DOW NL OA D
TV DI RE CT RE CORD : OFF
S E L E CT
E ND
3
OK
Press M/m to highlight TV CH
DOWNLOAD, then press ,. The
Preset Download function starts and
the
indicator flashes in the
display window during download.
:
: OK
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
TV CH DOW NL OA D
PLEASE WAIT
40%
E ND
: OK
26 Downloading the TV tuner’s preset data (SLV-SE830N, SE730N and SX730N only)
S TA RT:
E X I T : M E NU
You can change the on-screen display language from the one you selected with the
Auto Set Up function.
Before you start…
Getting Started
Selecting a language
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight LANGUAGE SET
and press OK.
GB
CZ
TR
RU
HU
PL
SK
OK
S E L E CT
SET
2
:
: OK
EXIT
: M E NU
Press M/m/</, to highlight the abbreviation of the desired
language from the table on page 20, then press OK.
OK
Selecting a language
27
Presetting channels
If some channels could not be preset using the Auto Set Up function, you can preset
them manually.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight INSTALLATION
and press OK.
A UTO S E T UP
M A NUA L S E T UP
S M A RTL I NK
TV S Y S TE M
V CR OUTP UT CH
:G
:32
OK
S E L E CT
E ND
2
Press M/m to highlight MANUAL
SET UP, then press ,.
CH
027
029
030
032
DE L E TE
3
OK
Press M/m to highlight the row
which you want to preset, then press
,.
To display other pages for
programme positions 6 to 80, press
M/m repeatedly.
28 Presetting channels
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
OK
:
: OK
NA M E
AAB–
L MN –
CDE –
I J K–
DE C
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
S W A P P I NG : OK
: CL E A R
E X I T : M E NU
M A NUA L TUNI NG
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
S E L E CT
E ND
:
: OK
:
:
:
:
:
5
–––
–
OFF
––––
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
Press </, repeatedly until the
channel you want is displayed.
M A NUA L TUNI NG
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
OK
S E L E CT
E ND
5
Press M/m to highlight NAME, then
press ,.
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
M A NUA L TUNI NG
S E L E CT
E ND
6
5
033
–
OFF
––––
:
: OK
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
OK
:
:
:
:
:
Getting Started
4
:
:
:
:
:
5
033
–
OFF
––––
SET
EXIT
:
: OK
:
: M E NU
Enter the station name.
OK
1 Press M/m to select a character.
Each time you press M, the
character changes as shown
below.
AtBt…tZt0t1t
…t9tA
M A NUA L TUNI NG
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
S E L E CT
E ND
:
:
:
:
:
5
033
–
OFF
O– – –
SET
EXIT
:
: OK
:
: M E NU
2 Press , to set the next
character.
The next space is flashed.
To correct a character, press </, until the character you want
to correct is flashed, then reset it.
You can set up to 4 characters for the station name.
7
Press OK to confirm the station name.
OK
8
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
continued
Presetting channels
29
If the picture is not clear
If the picture is not clear, you may use the Manual Fine Tuning (MFT)
function. After step 4, press M/m to select MFT. Press </, to get a clear
picture, then press MENU to exit the menu.
Tips
• To set the programme position for the decoder, see “Setting the Canal Plus
decoder” on page 36.
• The VCR must receive channel information for station names to appear
automatically.
Notes
• If the TV sound is distored or noisy, select the appropriate TV system (“G” or “K”)
for your area (see page 23).
• When adjusting MFT, the menu may become difficult to read due to interference
from the picture being received.
30 Presetting channels
After setting the channels, you can change the programme positions as you like. If
any programme positions are unused or contain unwanted channels, you can disable
them.
You can also change the station names. If the station names are not displayed, you can
enter them manually.
Getting Started
Changing/disabling programme positions
Changing programme positions
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight INSTALLATION
and press OK.
A UTO S E T UP
M A NUA L S E T UP
S M A RTL I NK
TV S Y S TE M
V CR OUTP UT CH
:G
:32
OK
S E L E CT
E ND
2
Press M/m to highlight MANUAL
SET UP, then press ,.
CH
027
029
030
032
DE L E TE
3
OK
Press M/m to highlight the row
containing the programme position
you want to change.
To display other pages for
programme positions 6 to 80, press
M/m repeatedly.
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
OK
:
: OK
NA M E
AAB–
L MN –
CDE –
I J K–
DE C
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
S W A P P I NG : OK
: CL E A R
E X I T : M E NU
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
CH
027
029
030
032
DE L E TE
NA M E
AAB–
L MN –
CDE –
I J K–
DE C
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
S W A P P I NG : OK
: CL E A R
E X I T : M E NU
continued
Changing/disabling programme positions
31
4
Press OK, then press M/m to move
to the desired programme position.
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
OK
CH
027
NA M E
AAB–
DE C
OFF
030
032
029
CDE –
I J K–
L MN –
OFF
OFF
OFF
S W A P P I NG : OK
E X I T : M E NU
5
Press OK to confirm the setting.
OK
6
7
To change the programme position of another station, repeat steps 3
through 5.
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Disabling unwanted programme positions
After presetting channels, you can disable unused programme positions. The disabled
positions will be skipped later when you press the PROG +/– buttons.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight INSTALLATION,
and press OK.
A UTO S E T UP
M A NUA L S E T UP
S M A RTL I NK
TV S Y S TE M
V CR OUTP UT CH
:G
:32
OK
S E L E CT
E ND
32 Changing/disabling programme positions
:
: OK
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
Press M/m to highlight MANUAL
SET UP, then press ,.
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
OK
CH
027
029
030
032
DE L E TE
3
Press M/m to highlight the row
which you want to disable.
OK
S W A P P I NG : OK
: CL E A R
E X I T : M E NU
To display other pages for
programme positions 6 to 80, press
M/m repeatedly.
CH
027
029
030
032
NA M E
AAB–
L MN –
CDE –
I J K–
DE C
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
S W A P P I NG : OK
: CL E A R
E X I T : M E NU
Press CLEAR.
CLEAR
The selected row will be cleared as
shown on the right.
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
CH
027
NA M E
AAB–
DE C
OFF
030
032
CDE –
I J K–
OFF
OFF
DE L E TE
5
6
DE C
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
DE L E TE
4
NA M E
AAB–
L MN –
CDE –
I J K–
Getting Started
2
S W A P P I NG : OK
E X I T : M E NU
: CL E A R
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other programme positions you want to
disable.
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Note
• Be sure to select the programme position you want to disable correctly. If you
disable a programme position by mistake, you need to reset that channel manually.
continued
Changing/disabling programme positions
33
Changing the station names
You can change or enter the station names (up to 4 characters). The VCR must
receive channel information for station names to appear automatically*.
* not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR and the TV.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight INSTALLATION
and press OK.
A UTO S E T UP
M A NUA L S E T UP
S M A RTL I NK
TV S Y S TE M
V CR OUTP UT CH
:G
:32
OK
S E L E CT
E ND
2
Press M/m to highlight MANUAL
SET UP, then press ,.
OK
Press M/m to highlight the row
which you want to change or enter
the station name, then press ,.
To display other pages for
programme positions 6 to 80, press
M/m repeatedly.
4
Changing/disabling programme positions
DE C
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
M A NUA L TUNI NG
S E L E CT
E ND
:
:
:
:
:
5
033
–
OFF
––––
SET
EXIT
:
: OK
:
: M E NU
M A NUA L TUNI NG
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
S E L E CT
E ND
34
:
: M E NU
S W A P P I NG : OK
E X I T : M E NU
: CL E A R
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
Press M/m to highlight NAME, then
press ,.
OK
NA M E
AAB–
L MN –
CDE –
I J K–
––––
CH
027
029
030
032
033
DE L E TE
3
SET
EXIT
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
OK
:
: OK
:
: OK
:
:
:
:
:
5
033
–
OFF
––––
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
5
Enter the station name.
AtBt…tZt0t1t
…t9tA
M A NUA L TUNI NG
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
S E L E CT
E ND
:
:
:
:
:
5
033
–
OFF
O– – –
:
: OK
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
Getting Started
OK
1 Press M/m to select a character.
Each time you press M, the
character changes as shown
below.
2 Press , to set the next
character.
The next space flashes.
To correct a character, press </, until the character you want
to correct flashes, then reset it.
You can set up to 4 characters for the station name.
6
Press OK to confirm the new name.
OK
7
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Changing/disabling programme positions
35
Setting the Canal Plus decoder
You can watch or record Canal Plus programmes if you connect a decoder (not
supplied) to the VCR.
Connecting a decoder
Scart cable
(not supplied)
Canal Plus
decoder
Scart
(EURO-AV)
LINE-3 (DEC/EXT)*1 or
LINE-2 (DEC/EXT)*2
LINE-1 (EURO AV)
AERIAL IN
Aerial cable (supplied)
Scart
(EURO-AV)
Scart cable (not supplied)
: Signal flow
Setting Canal Plus channels
To watch or record Canal Plus programmes, set your VCR to receive the channels
using the on-screen display.
In order to set the channels correctly, be sure to follow all of the steps below.
Before you start…
• Turn on the VCR, the TV, and the decoder.
• Set the TV to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
36 Setting the Canal Plus decoder
MENU
Press MENU, then press M/m/</
, to highlight INSTALLATION
and press OK.
OK
2
A UTO S E T UP
M A NUA L S E T UP
S M A RTL I NK
TV S Y S TE M
V CR OUTP UT CH
S E L E CT
E ND
Press M/m to highlight MANUAL
SET UP, then press ,.
OK
Press M/m to highlight the row
which you want to set for the
decoder, then press ,.
To display positions 6 to 80, press
M/m repeatedly.
:
: M E NU
DE C
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
S W A P P I NG : OK
E X I T : M E NU
: CL E A R
M A NUA L TUNI NG
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
S E L E CT
E ND
4
NA M E
AAB–
L MN –
CDE –
I J K–
––––
CH
027
029
030
032
033
DE L E TE
3
SET
EXIT
TV S TA TI ON TA B L E
PR
1
2
3
4
5
OK
:
: OK
:G
:32
Getting Started
1
:
:
:
:
:
5
033
–
OFF
––––
SET
EXIT
:
: OK
:
: M E NU
Press M/m to highlight DECODER.
M A NUA L TUNI NG
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
OK
S E L E CT
E ND
5
Press , to set DECODER to ON,
then press OK.
OK
:
:
:
:
:
5
033
–
OFF
––––
SET
EXIT
:
: OK
:
: M E NU
M A NUA L TUNI NG
PR
CH
M FT
DE CODE R
NA M E
S E L E CT
E ND
:
: OK
:
:
:
:
:
5
033
–
ON
––––
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
continued
Setting the Canal Plus decoder
37
6
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Notes
• To superimpose subtitles while watching Canal Plus programmes, make both
decoder-VCR and VCR-TV connections using 21-pin Scart cables that are
compatible with the RGB signals. You cannot record subtitles on the VCR.
• When you watch Canal Plus programmes through the RFU input of the TV, press
t TV/VIDEO so that the VIDEO indicator appears in the display window.
*1 SLV-SE830N
*2 SLV-SE730N, SX730N, SE630N and SE430K
38 Setting the Canal Plus decoder
Basic Operations
Playing a tape
Before you start...
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
2
Insert a tape.
3
Press H (play).
The VCR turns on and starts playing
automatically if you insert a tape with
its safety tab removed.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically.
OK
Basic Operations
1
Additional tasks
To
Press
Stop play
x (stop)
Pause play
X (pause)
Resume play after pause
X (pause) or H (play)
Fast-forward the tape
M (fast-forward) during stop
Rewind the tape
m (rewind) during stop
Eject the tape
Z (eject)
continued
Playing a tape
39
To set the colour system
If the playback picture has no colour, or streaks appear during playback, set
COLOUR SYSTEM in the USER SET menu to conform to the system that
the tape was recorded in (see page 70). (Normally set the option to AUTO.)
To use the time counter
Press CLEAR at the point on the tape that you want to find later. The
counter in the display window resets to “0:00:00” or “00:00.” Search for the
point afterwards by referring to the counter.
SE830N, SE730N, SX730N
Hour
SE630N, SE430K
Minute Second
To display the counter on the TV screen, press
Hour
Minute
DISPLAY.
Notes
• The counter resets to “0:00:00” or “00:00” whenever a tape is reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion with no recording.
• 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.
• While setting the menu on the TV screen, buttons for playback on the remote
commander do not function.
40 Playing a tape
Starting playback automatically with one button (One
Touch Play) (not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K)
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can turn on the TV, set the TV
to the video channel, and start playback automatically with one button.
1 Insert a tape.
The VCR automatically turns on.
2
If you insert a tape with its safety tab removed, the TV turns on and
switches to the video channel. Playback starts automatically.
Press H (play).
Tip
• When there already is a tape in the VCR, press ?/1 to turn on the VCR first. When
you press H (play), the TV turns on, the TV is set to the video channel, and
playback starts automatically in one sequence.
Basic Operations
The TV turns on and switches to the video channel automatically.
Playback starts.
Note
• When you use the One Touch Play function, leave the TV on or in the standby
mode.
Playing a tape
41
Recording TV programmes
Before you start...
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
3
To record from a decoder, turn it on.
• PROG
INPUT SELECT
4
SP / LP
• To record a normal channel, press PROG +/– until the programme
position number you want appears in the display window.
• To record from a decoder or other source connected to one or
more of the LINE inputs, press INPUT SELECT until the
connected line appears in the display window.
Press SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
LP (Long Play) provides recording time twice as long as SP.
However, SP (Standard Play) produces better picture and audio
quality.
42 Recording TV programmes
5
REC
Press z REC to start recording.
The recording indicator lights up in the display window.
SE830N, SE730N, SX730N
Recording indicator
SE630N, SE430K
To stop recording
Press x (stop).
Basic Operations
Recording indicator
To check the remaining time
Press
DISPLAY twice. 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.
RE M A I N
0 : 00 : 22
1 : 46
Time counter
Remaining time
In order to get an accurate remaining time indication, be sure TAPE
SELECT in the USER SET menu is set according to the tape type you use
(see page 70).
To watch another TV programme while recording
Press t TV/VIDEO to turn off the VIDEO indicator in the display
1 window.
2 Select another programme position on the TV.
continued
Recording TV programmes
43
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the
safety tab as illustrated. To record on the
same tape again, cover the tab hole with
adhesive tape.
Safety tab
Tips
• To select a programme position, you can use the programme number buttons on the
remote commander. For two-digit numbers, for example, press 2 and 3 to select
“PR 23.”
• If you connect additional equipment to a LINE connector or jack, you can select
the input signal using the INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– buttons.
• The
DISPLAY information appears on the TV screen indicating information
about the tape, but the information will not be recorded on the tape.
• If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV. When
using a decoder, make sure to leave it on.
Notes
• The
DISPLAY information does not appear during still (pause) mode or slowmotion playback.
• If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL (MESECAM) 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.
• You cannot watch a Canal Plus programme while recording another Canal Plus
programme.
• When you insert a non-standard commercially available tape, the remaining time
may not be correct.
• The remaining time is intended for rough measurement only.
• About 30 seconds after the tape begins playback, the tape remaining time will be
displayed.
44 Recording TV programmes
Recording what you are watching on the TV (TV Direct
Rec) (not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K)
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can easily record what you are
watching on the TV (other than tapes being played on the VCR).
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the VCR.
2 Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
z REC while you are watching a TV programme or external
3 Press
source.
Tip
• The TV indicator appears in the display window after you press z REC in some
situations such as:
– when you are watching a source connected to the TV’s line input, or
– when the TV tuner preset data for the programme position is different from the
data in the VCR tuner preset.
Basic Operations
The TV indicator lights up and the VCR starts recording what you are
watching on the TV.
Notes
• You cannot record what you are watching using this method when the VCR is in
the following modes; pause, timer standby, tuner preset, Auto Set Up, and
recording.
• When the TV indicator is lit in the display window, do not turn off the TV nor
change the TV programme position. When the TV indicator is not lit, the VCR
continues recording the programme even if you change the TV programme
position on the TV.
• To use the TV Direct Rec function, select SMARTLINK in the INSTALLATION
menu, then set TV DIRECT RECORD to ON.
Recording TV programmes
45
Recording TV programmes using the Dial
Timer (SLV-SE830N only)
The Dial Timer function allows you to
make timer recordings of programmes
without turning on your TV. Set the
recording timer to record up to eight
programmes, including settings made with
other timer methods, that will be broadcast
within the next month. The recording start
time and recording stop time can be set at
one minute intervals.
?/1
DIAL TIMER
x
PROGRAM +/– X
Before you start...
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Make sure the tape is longer than the total recording
time.
• To record from a decoder, turn it on.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
DIAL TIMER
Press
DIAL TIMER.
“DATE” and “TODAY” appear alternately in the display window.
If the date and time are not set, “DAY” will appear. See step 2 in the
following section, “To set the clock” to set the date and time.
2
DIAL TIMER
Turn
DIAL TIMER to set the recording date.
46 Recording TV programmes using the Dial Timer (SLV-SE830N only)
3
DIAL TIMER
4
DIAL TIMER
Press
DIAL TIMER.
“START” and the current time appear alternately in the display
window.
DIAL TIMER to set the recording start time.
You can set the recording start time in 15 minute intervals or adjust
the time in one minute intervals by pressing the PROGRAM +/–
buttons.
Basic Operations
Turn
PROGRAM
5
6
DIAL TIMER
Press
DIAL TIMER.
“STOP” and the recording stop time alternately appear in the
display window.
DIAL TIMER
Turn
DIAL TIMER to set the recording stop time.
You can set the recording stop time in 15 minute intervals or adjust
the time in one minute intervals by pressing the PROGRAM +/–
buttons.
PROGRAM
continued
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47
7
8
DIAL TIMER
DIAL TIMER.
The programme position or LINE input appears in the display
window.
DIAL TIMER
INPUT SELECT
9
Press
DIAL TIMER
Turn
DIAL TIMER to set the programme position.
To record from a decoder or other source connected to one or more
of the LINE inputs, turn DIAL TIMER or press INPUT SELECT
to display the connected line in the display window.
Press
DIAL TIMER to complete the setting.
“OK” appears in the display window for about five seconds.
The
indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands
by for recording.
To record from a decoder or other source, leave the connected
equipment switched on.
To return to the previous step
To return to the previous step, press the PROGRAM + and – buttons on the
VCR at the same time during any of the Dial Timer settings.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press x (stop).
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a recording begins, just press ?/1. The
indicator
turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press ?/1 to reset the VCR
to recording standby after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
Reset the counter (page 40).
Display tape information on the TV screen (page 43).
Check the timer settings (page 61).
Watch another TV programme (page 43).
48 Recording TV programmes using the Dial Timer (SLV-SE830N only)
To set the clock
down
DIAL TIMER so that “DAY” appears in the display
1 Hold
window. However, if the clock has already been set, the current setting
appears.
Turn
DIAL TIMER to set the day.
Tips
• To cancel a Dial Timer setting, press x (stop) on the VCR while you are making
the setting.
• The programme is recorded in the current tape speed mode. To change the tape
speed, press SP/LP before you complete the setting in step 9.
• To check, change, or cancel the programme setting, see “Checking/changing/
cancelling timer settings” on page 61.
Basic Operations
2
DIAL TIMER.
3 Press
“MONTH” appears in the display window.
and press
DIAL TIMER to set the month, and then the year.
4 Turn
After you set the year, “CLOCK” appears in the display window again.
5 Turn and press DIAL TIMER to set the hour and minute.
you have finished setting the time, press
DIAL TIMER to start
6 When
the clock.
Notes
• If eight programmes have already been set using the ShowView system or the
TIMER PROGRAMMING menu, “FULL” appears in the display window for
about five seconds.
• The
indicator flashes in the display window when you complete the setting in
step 9 with no tape inserted.
• If you set the clock using the Auto Clock Set function and AUTO CLOCK is set to
ON, the clock will adjust itself to the incoming time signal regardless of
adjustments made with the Dial Timer. Be sure you have set the Auto Clock Set
correctly.
• When the time is set incorrectly, “ERROR” appears in the display window in step
9. Set the timer again from step 1.
• You cannot set the tape speed to AUTO using the Dial Timer. To select AUTO, set
the tape speed in the TIMER PROGRAMMING menu (see page 61).
continued
Recording TV programmes using the Dial Timer (SLV-SE830N only)
49
About the Demonstration Mode
The Dial Timer function has a Demonstration Mode that allows the user, such as a
salesperson, to enter more than eight examples of timer settings when demonstrating
the use of the Dial Timer. It cancels the “FULL” notice which appears if eight
programmes have already been set. Do not use the Demonstration Mode for making
timer recordings. Doing so may cause the settings to be inaccurate.
To activate the Demonstration Mode
Press X (pause) on the VCR while turning the
DIAL TIMER. “DEMO”
appears in the display window for a few seconds.
To cancel the Demonstration Mode
Turn the power off and unplug the mains lead. Although the Demonstration
Mode is cancelled, the timer settings entered while using the Demonstration
Mode will remain. Be sure to manually cancel the timer settings before you
use the Dial Timer or any other timer method after reconnecting the mains
lead (see page 61).
50 Recording TV programmes using the Dial Timer (SLV-SE830N only)
Recording TV programmes using the
ShowView® system (SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N only)
The ShowView system is the feature that simplifies programming the VCR to make
timer recordings. Just enter the ShowView number listed in the TV programme guide.
The date, times, and programme position of that programme are set automatically.
You can preset a total of eight programmes, including settings made with other timer
methods.
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the correct time and date.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Make sure the tape is longer than the total recording
time.
• To record from a decoder, turn it on.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
• Set TIMER METHOD to SHOWVIEW or VARIABLE in the EASY OPERATION menu
(see page 71).
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1
TIMER
OK
Press
Basic Operations
Before you start…
TIMER.
• When you set TIMER METHOD
to VARIABLE:
The TIMER METHOD menu
appears on the TV screen. Press
M/m to select SHOWVIEW, then
press OK.
TI M E R M E THOD
S TA NDA RD
S HOW V I E W
S E L E CT
SET
• When you set TIMER METHOD
to SHOWVIEW:
The SHOWVIEW menu appears
on the TV screen.
:
: OK
EXIT
: M E NU
S HOW V I E W
CODE
CODE : 0 – 9
SET
: OK
–––––––––
EXIT
: M E NU
continued
Recording TV programmes using the ShowView® system (SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N only)
51
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
CLEAR
3
Press the programme number
buttons to enter the ShowView
number.
If you make a mistake, press
CLEAR and re-enter the correct
number.
S HOW V I E W
CODE
1234–––––
CODE : 0 – 9
SET
: OK
EXIT
: M E NU
Press OK.
OK
INPUT SELECT
CLEAR
The date, start and stop times,
programme position, tape speed and
VPS/PDC setting appear on the TV
screen.
PR
35
––
––
––
––
––
DA Y
SA2
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
9
–
–
–
–
–
S TA RT
19 :00
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
S TOP
20 :0
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
0
–
–
–
–
–
SP
–
–
–
–
–
V/P
–
–
–
–
–
–
• If “– –” appears in the “PR”
S E L E CT :
SET
:
E ND
: OK
E X I T : M E NU
(programme) column (this may
happen for local broadcasts), you
have to set the appropriate
programme position manually.
Press M/m to select the desired programme position.
• To record from a decoder or other source connected to one or
more of the LINE inputs, press INPUT SELECT to display the
connected line in the “PR” position.
You will only have to do this operation once for the referred
channel. The VCR will then store your setting.
If the information is incorrect, press CLEAR to cancel the setting.
4
If you want to change the date, tape
speed and the VPS/PDC setting:
OK
5
MENU
PR
35
––
––
––
––
––
DA Y
SA2
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
9
–
–
–
–
–
S TA RT
19 :00
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
V/P
0
–
–
–
–
–
SP
–
–
–
–
–
ON
–
1 Press </, to select the item
–
–
you want to change.
–
–
2 Press M/m to reset it.
• To record the same programme
S E L E CT :
SET
:
every day or the same day every
E ND
: OK
E X I T : M E NU
week, see “Daily/weekly
recording” on page 53.
• To use the VPS/PDC function, set V/P to ON. For details about
the VPS/PDC function, see “Timer recording with VPS/PDC
signals” on page 53.
Press MENU to exit the menu.
52 Recording TV programmes using the ShowView® system (SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N only)
S TOP
20 :0
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
6
Press ?/1 to turn off the VCR.
The indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands
by for recording.
To record from a decoder or other source, leave the connected
equipment switched on.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press x (stop).
today t DLY (Monday to Sunday) t W-SA (every Saturday) ..... t
W-SU (every Sunday) t 1 month later t (dates count down) t today
Timer recording with VPS/PDC signals
Some broadcast systems transmit VPS (Video Programme System) or PDC
(Programme Delivery Control) signals with their TV programmes. These
signals ensure that your timer recordings are made regardless of broadcast
delays, early starts, or broadcast interruptions.
Basic Operations
Daily/weekly recording
In step 4 above, press m to select the recording pattern. Each time you press
m, the indication changes as shown below. Press M to change the indication
in reverse order.
To use the VPS/PDC function, set V/P to ON in step 4 above. You can also
use the VPS/PDC function for a source connected to one or more of the
LINE inputs.
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a recording begins, just press ?/1. The indicator
turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press ?/1 to reset the VCR
to recording standby after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
Reset the counter (page 40).
Display tape information on the TV screen (page 43).
Check the timer settings (page 61).
Watch another TV programme (page 43).
continued
Recording TV programmes using the ShowView® system (SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N only)
53
To use the Auto Tape Speed function
In step 4 above, press m to select AUTO. When you are recording a
programme in the SP mode and the remaining tape length becomes shorter
than the recording time, the recording tape speed is automatically changed to
the LP mode. Note that some noise will appear on the picture when the tape
speed is changed. To operate this function correctly, the “TAPE SELECT”
setting in the USER SET menu must be accurate (see page 70).
Tips
• To set the line input video source, you can also use the INPUT SELECT button.
• You can set the extended time for the ShowView setting by 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60
minutes. Set SHOWVIEW EXTEND in the EASY OPERATION menu to the
desired extended time on page 71.
• To check, change, or cancel the programme setting, see “Checking/changing/
cancelling timer settings” on page 61.
Notes
• If the VPS/PDC signal is too weak or the broadcasting station failed to transmit
VPS/PDC signals, the VCR will start recording at the set time without using the
VPS/PDC function.
• The
and
indicators flash in the display window when you press ?/1 with
no tape inserted.
• When you set TIMER METHOD to STANDARD in the EASY OPERATION
menu, the SHOWVIEW menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select
SHOWVIEW or VARIABLE.
54 Recording TV programmes using the ShowView® system (SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N only)
Recording TV programmes using the timer
You can preset a total of eight programmes, including settings made with other timer
methods.
Before you start…
1
TIMER
Press
TIMER.
For SLV-SE630N and SE430K
The TIMER PROGRAMMING
menu appears on the TV screen.
OK
For SLV-SE830N, SE730N and
SX730N
• When you set TIMER METHOD
to VARIABLE:
The TIMER METHOD menu
appears on the TV screen. Press
M/m to select STANDARD, then
press OK.
• When you set TIMER METHOD
to STANDARD:
The TIMER PROGRAMMING
menu appears on the TV screen.
PR
––
––
––
––
––
––
DA Y
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
S E L E CT
E ND
–
–
–
–
–
–
S TA RT
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
:
: OK
S TOP
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
SET
EXIT
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Basic Operations
• Check that the VCR clock is set to the correct time and date.
• Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Make sure the tape is longer than the total recording
time.
• To record from a decoder, turn it on.
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
• Set TIMER METHOD* to STANDARD or VARIABLE in the EASY OPERATION menu
(see page 71).
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
V/P
–
–
–
–
–
–
:
: M E NU
TI M E R M E THOD
S TA NDA RD
S HOW V I E W
S E L E CT
SET
:
: OK
PR
––
––
––
––
––
––
–
–
–
–
–
–
DA Y
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
S E L E CT
E ND
S TA RT
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
:
: OK
EXIT
: M E NU
S TOP
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
SET
EXIT
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
V/P
–
–
–
–
–
–
:
: M E NU
continued
Recording TV programmes using the timer
55
2
OK
INPUT SELECT
Set the date, start and stop times,
programme position, tape speed and
VPS/PDC function*:
1 Press , to select each item in
turn.
2 Press M/m to set each item.
To correct a setting, press < to
return to that setting and reset.
PR
35
––
––
––
––
––
DA Y
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
–––
S E L E CT
E ND
–
–
–
–
–
–
S TA RT
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
:
: OK
S TOP
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
SET
EXIT
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
V/P
–
–
–
–
–
–
:
: M E NU
• To record the same programme
every day or the same day every week, see “Daily/weekly
recording” on page 56.
• To use the VPS/PDC function*, set V/P to ON. For details about
the VPS/PDC function, see “Timer recording with VPS/PDC
signals” on page 53.
• To record from a decoder or other source connected to one or
more of the LINE inputs, press INPUT SELECT to display the
connected line in the “PR” position.
3
4
MENU
Press MENU to exit the menu.
Press ?/1 to turn off the VCR.
The indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands
by for recording.
To record from a decoder or other source, leave the connected
equipment switched on.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press x (stop).
Daily/weekly recording
In step 2 above, press m to select the recording pattern. Each time you press
m, the indication changes as shown below. Press M to change the indication
in reverse order.
today t DLY (Monday to Sunday) t W-SA (every Saturday) ..... t
W-SU (every Sunday) t 1 month later t (dates count down) t today
56 Recording TV programmes using the timer
To use the VCR after setting the timer
To use the VCR before a recording begins, just press ?/1. The
indicator
turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press ?/1 to reset the VCR
to recording standby after using the VCR.
You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording:
•
•
•
•
Reset the counter (page 40).
Display tape information on the TV screen (page 43).
Check the timer settings (page 61).
Watch another TV programme (page 43).
Basic Operations
To use the Auto Tape Speed function
In step 2 above, press m to select AUTO. When you are recording a
programme in the SP mode and the remaining tape length becomes shorter
than the recording time, the recording tape speed is automatically changed to
the LP mode. Note that some noise will appear on the picture when the tape
speed is changed. To operate this function correctly, the “TAPE SELECT”
setting in the USER SET menu must be accurate (see page 70).
Tips
• To set the line input video source, you can also use the INPUT SELECT button.
• Even if you set TIMER METHOD* to SHOWVIEW in the EASY OPERATION
menu, you can set the timer manually. Press MENU to select TIMER
PROGRAMMING, then go to step 2.
• To check, change, or cancel the programme setting, see “Checking/changing/
cancelling timer settings” on page 61.
Notes
• When setting the timer with VPS/PDC* signals, enter the start and stop times
exactly as indicated in the TV programme guide. Otherwise, the VPS/PDC
function will not work.
• If the VPS/PDC* signal is too weak or the broadcasting station failed to transmit
VPS/PDC signals, the VCR will start recording at the set time without using the
VPS/PDC function.
• The
and
indicators flash in the display window when you press ?/1 with
no tape inserted.
• The VPS/PDC function* is automatically set to off for the timer recording of a
satellite programme.
* not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K
Recording TV programmes using the timer
57
Additional Operations
Playing/searching at various speeds
Before you start…
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
Playback options
Operation
View the picture during
fast-forward or rewind
During fast-forward, hold down M (fast-forward). During
rewind, hold down m (rewind).
Play at high speed
• During playback, press M (fast-forward) or m (rewind)
on the remote commander.
• During playback, hold down M (fast-forward) or
m (rewind). When you release the button, normal
playback resumes.
Play at twice the normal
speed
During playback, press ×2.
Play in slow motion
During playback, press y SLOW.
Play frame by frame
During pause, press M (fast-forward) or m (rewind)* on
the remote commander.
* SLV-SE830N only
To resume normal playback
Press H (play).
Using the shuttle ring
(SLV-SE830N only)
With the shuttle ring, you can
operate a variety of playback
options. There are two ways for
using the shuttle ring, normal mode
and jog mode.
58 Playing/searching at various speeds
JOG
Shuttle ring
To use the shuttle ring in normal mode
During playback or pause, turn the shuttle ring clockwise or anticlockwise.
Each change in the shuttle ring position changes the playback mode in the
following way.
Pause
Slow motion
in reverse
Slow motion
Normal speed
in reverse
High speed in
reverse
Double speed
High speed
To use the shuttle ring in jog mode
Use this mode for frame-by-frame playback.
Additional Operations
Double speed
in reverse
Normal speed
(Initial speed)
Press JOG to enter the jog mode. The JOG button lights up. If you change
to the jog mode during any playback mode, playback pauses so you can see a
still picture. Each change in the shuttle ring position shifts the picture one
frame. To shift frames in reverse, turn the shuttle ring anticlockwise. The
frame shift speed depends on the speed you turn the shuttle ring.
To resume normal mode, press JOG again. The JOG button turns off.
Tip
• Adjust the picture using the PROGRAM +/– buttons on the VCR if:
– Streaks appear while playing in slow motion.
– Bands appear at the top or bottom while pausing.
– 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.
• In the LP mode, noise may appear or there may be no colour.
• If the playback mode mark does not appear on the TV screen, press
DISPLAY.
• The picture may show noise when playing at high speed in reverse.
• The picture returns to normal playback from slow motion in reverse in 30 seconds.
Playing/searching at various speeds
59
Setting the recording duration time
After you have started recording in the normal way, you can have the VCR stop
recording automatically after a specified duration.
Before you start…
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1 While recording, press z REC.
The
indicator appears in the display window.
2 Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration time.
In SP mode
Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes.
0:30
1:00
4:00
4:30
Normal recording
In LP mode
Each press advances the time as shown below.
0:30
1:00
8:00
9:00
Normal recording
The tape counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops
recording and turns off automatically.
To extend the duration
Press z REC repeatedly to set a new duration time.
To cancel the duration
Press z REC repeatedly until the indicator disappears and the VCR
returns to the normal recording mode.
To stop recording
To stop the VCR while recording, press x (stop).
Note
• You cannot display the current tape time in the display window when setting the
recording duration time.
60 Setting the recording duration time
Checking/changing/cancelling timer
settings
Before you start…
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel.
• Refer to “Index to parts and controls” for button locations.
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the VCR.
MENU, then press M/m to highlight TIMER PROGRAMMING
2 Press
and press OK.
PR
35
29
30
––
––
––
DA Y
SA2
SA2
SA
–––
–––
–––
S E L E CT
E ND
M/m to select the setting you want
3 Press
to change or cancel, then press ,.
The PR number on the selected row
flashes.
PR
35
29
30
––
––
––
DA Y
SA2
SA2
SA
–––
–––
–––
S E L E CT
E ND
9
9
6
–
–
–
S TA RT
19 :00
21 :00
12 :00
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
:
: OK
9
9
6
–
–
–
S TA RT
19 :00
21 :00
12 :00
–– :––
–– :––
–– :––
:
: OK
S TOP
20 :0
21 :3
13 :3
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
SET
EXIT
SP
ON
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
:
: M E NU
S TOP
20 :0
21 :3
13 :3
–– :–
–– :–
–– :–
SET
EXIT
V/P
0
0
0
–
–
–
Additional Operations
• If you want to change or cancel a
setting, go on to the next step.
• If you do not need to change or cancel
the settings, press MENU, then turn
off the VCR to return to recording
standby.
V/P
0
0
0
–
–
–
SP
ON
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
:
: M E NU
change the setting, press </, to select the item you want to
4 • To
change, then press M/m to reset it.
5
• To cancel the setting, press CLEAR.
Press MENU to exit the menu.
If any settings remain, turn off the VCR to return to recording standby.
continued
Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings
61
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
about 20 seconds
Programme 2
will be cut off
Programme 1
Programme 2
about 20 seconds will be cut off
62 Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes (not available on SLV-SE430K)
In the ZWEITON (German stereo) system
This VCR automatically receives and records stereo and bilingual
programmes based on the ZWEITON system. When a stereo or bilingual
programme is received, the STEREO indicator appears in the display
window.
To select bilingual sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
On-screen display
Display window
Main
MAIN
STEREO
Sub
SUB
STEREO
Main and sub
MAIN/SUB
STEREO
Standard sound*
MONO
STEREO
* Usually the main channel heard from both the left and right in bilingual
programmes
Additional Operations
To listen to
To select stereo programme while recording
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo
STEREO
STEREO
Left channel
LCH
STEREO
Right channel
RCH
STEREO
Standard sound
LCH + RCH
STEREO
* Usually the mixed sound of left and right channels in stereo programmes
continued
Recording stereo and bilingual programmes (not available on SLV-SE430K)
63
In the NICAM system
This VCR receives and records stereo and bilingual programmes based on
the NICAM system (NICAM appears on the TV screen). When a stereo or
bilingual programme is received, the STEREO indicator appears in the
display window.
To record a NICAM programme, NICAM in the USER SET menu should be
set to ON (initial setting). To check the menu setting, see page 71 for details.
To select the sound while recording
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
Stereo programmes
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo
NICAM, STEREO
STEREO
Left channel
NICAM, LCH
STEREO
Right channel
NICAM, RCH
STEREO
Left and right channels*
NICAM, LCH + RCH STEREO
* Usually the mixed sound of left and right channels
Bilingual programmes
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Main
NICAM, MAIN
STEREO
Sub
NICAM, SUB
STEREO
Main and sub
NICAM, MAIN/SUB
STEREO
Standard sound*
NICAM, MONO
STEREO
* Usually the main sound (monaural)
Selecting the sound during Hi-fi playback
Press AUDIO MONITOR to select the sound you want.
To listen to
On-screen display
Display window
Stereo
STEREO
STEREO
Left channel
LCH
STEREO
Right channel
RCH
STEREO
Mix sound*
MIX
STEREO
Mono sound
MONO
No indicator
* The mixed sound of left and right channels, and the normal mono audio track
64 Recording stereo and bilingual programmes (not available on SLV-SE430K)
How sound is recorded on a video tape
The VCR records sound onto two separate tracks. Hi-fi audio is recorded
onto the main track along with the picture. Monaural sound is recorded onto
the normal audio track along the edge of the tape.
Normal audio track
(monaural)
Stereo
Usually mixed
left/right channels
Bilingual
Usually main sound
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound
(left/right channels)
Main (left channel)
Sub (right channel)
Recording stereo and bilingual programmes (not available on SLV-SE430K)
Additional Operations
Notes
• To listen to playback sounds in stereo, you must use the Scart or AUDIO OUT
connections.
• When you play a tape recorded in monaural, the sound is heard in monaural
regardless of the AUDIO MONITOR setting.
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Searching using the index function
(not available on SLV-SE430K)
The VCR automatically marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each
recording begins. Use these signals as references to find a specific recording.
To find a specific recording by scanning (Index scan)
1 Insert an indexed tape into the VCR.
./> (index search). The
2 Press
VCR starts scanning each recording for
five seconds in the corresponding
direction.
INDEX SCAN
: BB
3 Press H (play) to start playback when you find the desired point.
To search a specific recording (Index search)
1 Insert an indexed tape into the VCR.
2 Press ./> (index search) twice.
• To search ahead, press > (index
search) twice.
INDEX SEARCH : B B + 0 2
• To search backwards, press . (index
search) twice.
./> (index search) depending on the direction where your
3 Press
desired programme is located.
4
Each time you press the button, the number increases or decreases up to
±20, respectively.
The VCR starts searching, and playback starts automatically from that
point.
To stop searching
Press x (stop).
66 Searching using the index function (not available on SLV-SE430K)
Notes
• No index signal will be added when recording starts from recording pause.
However, an index signal will be marked if you change the programme position
during recording pause.
• When you press . (index search), if there is nothing recorded before the
selected index signal, playback may not start exactly at the index signal.
Additional Operations
Searching using the index function (not available on SLV-SE430K)
67
Adjusting the picture
Adjusting the tracking
Although the VCR automatically adjusts the
tracking when playing a tape, distortion may
occur if the recording is in poor condition. In
this case, manually adjust the tracking.
During playback, press PROGRAM +/– on
the VCR to display the tracking meter. The
distortion should disappear as you press one
of the two buttons. To resume automatic
tracking adjustments, eject the tape and reinsert it.
TRA CK I NG – – – – – –
– – – – – –
Tracking meter
Adjusting the picture sharpness (Smart trilogic)
You can automatically adjust the sharpness of the picture.
During playback, press MENU, then press M/m/</, to highlight
1 USER
SET and press OK.
Press M/m to highlight SMART
2 TRILOGIC, then press ,.
OS D
TA P E S E L E CT
COL OUR S Y S TE M
FORM A T 1 6 : 9
NI CA M
P OW E R S A V E
S M A RT TRI L OGI C
S E L E CT :
E ND
: OK
Press M/m to set SMART TRILOGIC to
3 ON
or OFF.
4
: ON
: E1 8 0
: A UTO
: A UTO
: ON
: OFF
: ON
SET
:
E X I T : M E NU
P I CTURE
• ON: Picture sharpness is automatically
S M A RT TRI L OGI C : OFF
adjusted.
• OFF: Adjust the picture sharpness
S OFTE N
S HA RP E N
––––––––––– ––––––––––
manually.
ON/ OFF :
SET
:
To soften the picture, press <.
E ND
E X I T : M E NU
: OK
To sharpen the picture, press ,.
Press MENU to return to the original screen.
68 Adjusting the picture
Reducing the VCR’s power consumption
You can turn off the indicators in the display window when the VCR is off (standby
mode) to reduce the VCR’s power consumption.
Press MENU, then press M/m/</, to highlight USER SET and press
1 OK.
2 Press M/m to highlight POWER SAVE.
, to set to ECO1 or ECO2, then
3 Press
press OK.
OS D
TA P E S E L E CT
COL OUR S Y S TE M
FORM A T 1 6 : 9
NI CA M
P OW E R S A V E
S M A RT TRI L OGI C
S E L E CT :
E ND
: OK
: ON
: E1 8 0
: A UTO
: A UTO
: ON
: E CO1
: ON
SET
:
E X I T : M E NU
To turn on the indicators in the display window
Set POWER SAVE to OFF in step 3.
Additional Operations
• ECO1: To reduce the power
consumption.
• ECO2: To reduce the power
consumption to a minimum.
Notes
• When the VCR stands by for recording, the
indicator in the display window
remain lit even when POWER SAVE is set to ECO1 or ECO2.
• The Line Through function will not operate properly if POWER SAVE is set to
ECO2. Set POWER SAVE to OFF or ECO1 to ensure proper operation.
Reducing the VCR’s power consumption
69
Changing menu options
MENU, then select USER SET or EASY OPERATION and press
1 Press
OK.
O SD
T APE SELECT
C O LO UR SYST EM
F O RMAT 1 6 : 9
NI C AM
PO WER SAVE
SMAR T T RI LO G I C
SELECT :
END
: OK
: ON
: E1 8 0
: AU T O
: AU T O
: ON
: OFF
: ON
SET
:
EXI T : MENU
V P S / P DC DE FA UL T
S HOW V I E W E X TE ND
A UTO P OW E R OFF
TI M E R M E THOD
S E L E CT
E ND
:
: OK
: OFF
: OFF
: OFF
: V A RI A B L E
SET
EXIT
:
: M E NU
2 Press M/m to select the option.
3 Press , to change the setting, then press OK.
Menu choices
Initial settings are indicated in bold print.
USER SET
Menu option
Set this option to
OSD
• ON to display the menu on the TV screen.
• OFF to disappear the menu from the TV screen.
TAPE SELECT
•
•
•
•
COLOUR SYSTEM
• AUTO to set the colour system automatically.
• PAL to play back a tape recorded in the PAL colour
system.
• MESECAM to play back a tape recorded in the
MESECAM colour system.
If you press Z (eject) or turn the VCR off, COLOUR
SYSTEM will be reset to AUTO.
FORMAT 16:9
• AUTO when you use a wide screen TV. The VCR
automatically detects if programmes being played back
or recorded are in normal or wide screen format.
• ON if the VCR cannot detect wide screen TV
programmes with AUTO. The VCR always plays back
and records in wide screen format.
• OFF if you are not using a wide screen TV.
70 Changing menu options
E180 to use an E-180 or shorter type tape.
E240 to use an E-240 type tape.
E260 to use an E-260 type tape.
E300 to use an E-300 type tape.
Menu option
NICAM*
1
Set this option to
• ON to record NICAM broadcasts on the hi-fi audio
track.
• OFF to record standard sound on the hi-fi audio track.
For details, see page 63.
• ECO1 to turn off the indicators in the display window to
conserve the VCR’s power.
• ECO2 to turn off the indicators in the display window
during standby mode to reduce the VCR’s power
consumption to a minimum. For using the Line Through
function and Canal plus function, select ECO1 or OFF.
• OFF to turn on the indicators in the display window
while the VCR is standing by.
SMART TRILOGIC
• ON to automatically adjust the sharpness of the picture.
• OFF to manually adjust the sharpness of the picture.
EASY OPERATION
Menu option
Set this option to
VPS/PDC
DEFAULT*2
• OFF to deactivate the VPS/PDC function.
• ON to activate it.
SHOWVIEW
EXTEND*2
• OFF to deactivate the ShowView Extend function.
• 10/20/30/.../60 (minutes) to extend the time of the
ShowView setting by the selected amount of time.
Additional Operations
POWER SAVE
AUTO POWER OFF • OFF to deactivate the Auto Power Off function.
• 2HOUR/3HOUR to turn the VCR off automatically if no
signal is received and you do not press any of the buttons
during this time.
TIMER METHOD*2
• VARIABLE to display the TIMER METHOD menu for
selecting STANDARD or SHOWVIEW when pressing
the
TIMER button.
• STANDARD to display the TIMER PROGRAMMING
menu when pressing the
TIMER button.
• SHOWVIEW to display the SHOWVIEW menu when
pressing the
TIMER button.
For details, see pages 51 and 55.
*1 not available on SLV-SE430K
*2 not available on SLV-SE630N and SE430K
Changing menu options
71
Editing
Connecting to a VCR or stereo system
How to connect to record on this VCR
Connect the line outputs of the other VCR to the input connector of this
VCR. Refer to the examples A through C and choose the connection that
best suits your VCR.
Example A
TV
Your VCR (Recorder)
LINE-1 (EURO AV)
Other VCR (Player)
Scart
(EURO-AV)
Scart cable (not supplied)
: Signal flow
Example B (SLV-SE830N only)
Your VCR (Recorder)
TV
t LINE-2 L o R
(open cover to connect)
LINE OUT
Audio/video cable (not supplied)
: Signal flow
72 Connecting to a VCR or stereo system
Other VCR (Player)
Example C
Your VCR (Recorder)
TV
LINE-3 (DEC/EXT)*1 or
LINE-2 (DEC/EXT)*2
Other VCR (Player)
Scart
(EURO-AV)
Scart cable (not supplied)
Editing
: Signal flow
How to connect to a stereo system (SLV-SE830N only)
Connect the t LINE-2 L o R jacks on this VCR to the audio output jacks
on the stereo system, using an audio cable (not supplied).
Notes
• Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
• If the other VCR is a monaural type, leave the red plugs unconnected.
• 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.
• If the other VCR does not have a Scart (EURO-AV) connector, use an adequate
cable instead and connect the cable to the line out jacks of the other VCR.
• When you connect another VCR to the LINE-3 (DEC/EXT)*1 or LINE-2 (DEC/
EXT)*2 connector, press INPUT SELECT to display “L3”*1 or “L2”*2 in the
display window.
*1 SLV-SE830N
*2 SLV-SE730N, SX730N, SE630N and SE430K
Connecting to a VCR or stereo system
73
Basic editing
When recording on this VCR
Before you start editing
REC z
• Turn on your TV and set it to the video
channel.
• Press INPUT SELECT to display the
connected line in the display window.
• Press SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or LP.
X
a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other (playback)
1 Insert
VCR. Search for the point to start playback and set it to playback pause.
a tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR.
2 Insert
Search for the point to start recording and press X (pause) to set it to
playback pause.
Press REC z on this VCR to set it to recording pause.
3
start editing, press the X (pause) buttons on both VCRs at the same
4 To
time.
To stop editing
Press the x (stop) buttons on both VCRs.
Tip
• To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press X (pause) on this VCR when an
unwanted scene begins. When it ends, press X (pause) again to resume recording.
74 Basic editing
Audio dubbing (SLV-SE830N only)
This feature lets you record over the normal
audio track. The monaural sound previously
recorded is replaced while the original hi-fi
sound remains unchanged. Use this feature
to add commentary to a tape that you have
recorded with a camcorder.
Before you start...
AUDIO DUB
t LINE-2 L o R
X
• Open the t LINE-2 L o R jacks cover on the
front panel and connect a playback source.
• Turn on the TV and set it to the video channel.
X (pause).
3
4
Editing
a source tape into your stereo system (or the playback VCR).
1 Insert
Search for the point to start playback and set it to playback pause.
a prerecorded tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording)
2 Insert
VCR. Search for the start of the section to be replaced and press
The VCR enters pause mode.
Press AUDIO DUB.
“A_DUB” and the indicator appears in the display window.
To start editing, press the X (pause) buttons on this VCR and the stereo
system (or other VCR) at the same time.
After you use this feature, the audio in playback mode is automatically
set to monaural.
To stop editing
Press x (stop) on this VCR and the stereo system (or other VCR).
Audio dubbing (SLV-SE830N only)
75
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your nearest
Sony service facility.
Symptom
Remedy
The power is turned on
but the VCR does not
operate.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn the power off,
unplug the mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for over
three hours.
The VCR is plugged in
but the display window
remains dark.
• Set POWER SAVE in the USER SET menu to OFF (see
page 69).
The clock has stopped
and “– –:– –” appears in
the display window.
• The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the mains.
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.
• If the VCR is connected to the TV with the Scart cable,
make sure the VIDEO indicator is lit in the display
window. Use the t TV/VIDEO button on the remote
commander to light up the VIDEO indicator.
The picture is not clear.
• Existing broadcasts may interfere with the VCR. Reset the
RF channel output of your VCR (see page 22).
• Adjust the tracking with the PROGRAM +/– buttons on the
VCR.
• The video heads are dirty (see the last page of
Troubleshooting). Clean the video heads using a Sony
video head cleaning cassette. If a Sony cleaning cassette is
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 has no
colour.
• The COLOUR SYSTEM option in the USER SET menu is
set to the wrong position. Set the option to conform to the
system that the tape was recorded in.
The picture rolls
vertically during picture
search.
• Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor.
Playback
Clock
Power
The ?/1 (on/standby)
• Connect the mains lead to the mains securely.
switch does not function.
76 Troubleshooting
Playback
Recording
Timer recording
Remedy
The picture has no
sound.
• The tape is defective.
• If you made A/V connections, check the audio cable
connection.
The sound from a tape
recorded with the VCR is
not in stereo or the
STEREO indicator in the
display window is
flashing.
• Adjust the tracking.
• The video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads using a
Sony video head cleaning cassette as explained above.
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.
• Existing broadcasts may interfere with the VCR. Reset the
RF channel output of your VCR (see page 22).
• Select the correct source with the INPUT SELECT button.
Select a programme position when recording TV
programmes; select a line input when recording from other
equipment.
TV reception is poor.
•
•
•
•
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 (see page 44).
The tape is ejected when
you press z REC.
• The safety tab has been removed. To record on this tape,
cover the tab hole (see page 44).
Nothing happens when
you press z REC.
• Make sure the tape is not at its end.
The timer does not
operate.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Make sure the aerial cable is connected securely.
Adjust the TV aerial.
Make sure the TV system is correctly set for your TV.
Make sure TV SYSTEM (B/G or D/K) in the
INSTALLATION menu is set to the same system in your
local area.
Additional Information
Symptom
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 are past the current time.
Check that the decoder is turned on.
Check that the satellite tuner is turned on.
The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the mains.
Reset the clock and timer.
• Turn the power off and unplug the mains lead.
continued
Troubleshooting
77
Timer recording
Canal Plus
Others
Symptom
Remedy
The SHOWVIEW menu
or the TIMER
PROGRAMMING menu
does not appear.
• Check that TIMER METHOD in the EASY OPERATION
menu is set correctly (see page 71).
The VPS/PDC function
does not operate
properly.
• Check that the clock and the date are set correctly.
• Check that the VPS/PDC time you set is the correct one
(there might be a mistake in the TV programme guide). If
the broadcast you wanted to record did not send the good
VPS/PDC information, the VCR will not start recording.
• If the reception is poor, the VPS/PDC signal might be
altered and the VCR might not start recording.
You cannot watch Canal
Plus programmes when
the VCR is in standby
mode.
• Check that DEC is set to ON for this channel in the TV
STATION TABLE menu.
• Make sure the Canal Plus Scart cable is plugged securely.
A Canal Plus programme
is always recorded
scrambled.
• Make sure the Canal Plus Scart cable is plugged securely.
• Check that DEC is set to ON for this channel in the TV
STATION TABLE menu.
A tape cannot be
inserted.
• Check that a tape is not 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 selected input line
connector number does
not appear in the display
window.
• Press INPUT SELECT to display the connected line.
The tracking meter does
not appear on the TV
screen.
• The recording condition of the tape is very poor and
tracking cannot be adjusted.
You cannot control other
TVs.
• Set your TV’s code number. The code number may change
when you replace the batteries of the remote commander.
The display window
becomes dim.
• The display window automatically becomes dim when the
VCR is in standby or timer recording mode.
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.
78 Troubleshooting
Others
Symptom
Remedy
The Line Through
function does not
operate.
• Set POWER SAVE in the USER SET menu to OFF (see
page 69).
Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads
• Normal picture
• Rough picture
initial
contamination
• Unclear picture
• No picture (or
black & white
screen appears)
terminal
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
79
Specifications
System
Channel coverage
PAL (B/G, D/K)
VHF E2–E12, R1–R12
UHF E21–E69, R21–R69
CATV S1–S41, S01–S05
RF output signal
UHF channels 21–69
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Tape speed
SP: PAL/MESECAM
23.39 mm/s
(recording/playback)
NTSC 33.35 mm/s
(playback only)
LP: PAL/MESECAM
11.70 mm/s
(recording/playback)
NTSC 16.67 mm/s
(playback only)
EP: NTSC 11.12 mm/s
(playback only)
Maximum recording/playback time
10 hrs. in LP mode (with E300 tape)
Rewind time
Approx. 1 min. (with E180 tape)
Inputs and outputs
LINE-1 (EURO AV)
21-pin
Video input: pin 20
Audio input: pins 2 and 6
Video output: pin 19
Audio output: pins 1 and 3
80 Specifications
LINE-2 (DEC/EXT)/LINE-3 (DEC/EXT)
21-pin
Video input: pin 20
Audio input: pins 2 and 6
t LINE-2 L o R*1
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jack (2)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
AUDIO (OUT/SORTIE) R/D L/G*2
Phono jack (2)
Rated output level: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
*1 SLV-SE830N only
*2 not available on SLV-SE630N and
SE430K
General
Power requirements
220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Power consumption
• SLV-SE430K
15 W
1.2 W (POWER SAVE is set to ECO2,
minimum)
• SLV-SE630N
17 W
1.2 W (POWER SAVE is set to ECO2,
minimum)
• SLV-SE830N, SE730N and SX730N
17 W
1.3 W (POWER SAVE is set to ECO2,
minimum)
Operating temperature
5° C to 40° C
Storage temperature
–20° C to 60° C
Dimensions including projecting parts and
controls (w/h/d)
Approx. 360 × 95 × 245 mm
(SLV-SE430K)
Approx. 430 × 96 × 245 mm
(SLV-SE730N, SX730N and SE630N)
Approx. 430 × 96 × 253 mm
(SLV-SE830N)
Mass
Approx. 2.8 kg (SLV-SE430K)
Approx. 3.1 kg (SLV-SE830N, SE730N,
SX730N and SE630N)
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Additional Information
Specifications
81
Index
A
L
S
Adjusting
picture 68
tracking 68
Aerial hookup 16
Audio dubbing 75
Audio track 65
Auto Clock Set 21
Auto Set Up 20
Language selection 20, 27
LP mode 42
Safety tab 44
Scart connection 17
Searching
at various speeds 58
using the index function 66
ShowView
recording 51
Smart trilogic 68
SMARTLINK
NexTView Download 18
One Touch Menu 18
One Touch Play 18, 41
One Touch Timer 18
TV Direct Rec 18, 45
SP mode 42
Stereo 63
C
M
Manual fine tuning 30
Monaural 64
Monitoring
during playback 64
during recording 64
N
Canal Plus 36
Changing the programme
position 31
Changing the station name 34
Cleaning the video heads 76
Clock setting 24
Colour system
compatible colour systems
2
setting 40
Connecting
the VCR and your TV 16,
17
to a satellite tuner 19
to a stereo system 19, 72
to a TV with a Scart
(EURO-AV) connector 17
Counter 40
Country selection 21
PDC (Programme Delivery
Control) 53
Playback 39
at various speeds 58
frame-by-frame 58
selecting the sound 64
slow motion 58
Power save 69
Preset download 26
Presetting channels 28
D
R
Demonstration 50
Dial Timer 46
Disabling the programme
positions 32
Dubbing. see Editing
Recording 42
bilingual programmes 63
duration time 60
saving 44
stereo programmes 63
timer setting 55
using the Dial Timer 46
using the ShowView
system 51
what you are watching on
the TV 45
while watching another
programme 43
RF channel 20, 22
E
Editing 72
H
Hi-fi audio track 65
I
Index scan 66
Index search 66
82 Index
NICAM broadcasts 64
Normal audio track 65
O
Optional setting 70
P
T
Timer setting 55
cancelling 61
changing 61
checking 61
daily/weekly recording 53,
56
using the Dial Timer 46
using the ShowView
system 51
V
VPS (Video Programme
System) 53
W
Wide screen format 70
Z
ZWEITON broadcasts 63
Quick Start Guide
3 ... Press M/m/</, to select a language,
1 Connecting the VCR
then press OK.
4 ... When the COUNTRY SELECTION
menu appears, press M/m/</, to
select a country, then press OK.
When all of the receivable channels are
preset, the menu disappears from the TV
screen. You can rearrange the programme
position in any order (see “Changing/
disabling programme positions”).
1
LINE-1
(EURO AV)
4
3 Setting the clock
2
3
:Signal flow
1 ... Connect the aerial to
of the VCR.
2 ... Connect
and the aerial input of your
TV using the supplied aerial cable.
3 ... For better picture and sound, connect
LINE-1 (EURO AV) to your TV using a
Scart cable if your TV has a Scart
(EURO-AV) connector.
4 ... Connect the mains lead to the mains.
1 ... Press MENU, then press M/m/</, to
highlight CLOCK SET and press OK.
2 ... Press M/m to set the hour, then press ,.
3 ... Press M/m to set the minutes. Set the
day, month, and year in sequence by
pressing , to select the item to be set,
and press M/m to select the digits, then
press OK.
4 ... Press MENU.
Now you can operate your VCR.
2 Using the Auto Set Up function
1 ... Turn on your TV and set it to the video
channel.
If your TV does not have a Scart
(EURO-AV) connector, tune the TV to
channel 32 (the initial RF channel of this
VCR). Refer to your TV’s manual for
TV tuning instructions. If the picture
does not appear clearly, see “To change
the RF channel.”
2 ... Connect the mains lead to the mains.
Sony Corporation
AC68-02034Q
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