Panasonic NVFJ610B Operating Instructions

Panasonic NVFJ610B Operating Instructions
 Panasonic
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-FJ610B
NV-FJ610BL
Operating Instructions
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Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product,
please read these instructions completely.
VQT8559
VCR Operation
When you want to operate the VCR, set the VCR/TV switch &
to “VCR”.
"OQ Numeric buttons
To select the programme positions (1-99) of the VCR.
Example:
9:
- 0-9-0
To enter a Video Plus+ Code.
To enter numbers for various settings.
“© No function
*® RESET button
To reset the tape counter {elapsed time) to “0:00.00”.
® The tape counter is automatically reset to “0:00.00”
when a video cassette is inserted.
“© No function
“D No function
*@ Infra-red transmitter
*& Child Lock Function buttons
(Convenient function to prevent unauthorized use)
This function deactivates all buttons on the VCR and the
remote control. Use this function, when you do not want
other people to operate the VCR.
To Activate the Child Lock Function:
1 Hold down the OK and the OFF (+) buttons 6
simultaneously until the “hold” indication appears in
the VCR display.
e |f you press a button while the Child Lock function is
on, the “hold” indication appears in the VCR display
to inform you that no operation is possible.
Indication when the Child Lock function is activated
To Cancel the Child Lock Function:
1 Hold down the OK and the OFF (+) buttons €)
simuttaneously until the “hold” indication disappears.
® If you disconnect the power cable, the Child Lock
function is automatically cancelled after the power
backup time of approximately 60 minutes has
elapsed.
*® Cassette compartment
“@® Infra-red Remote Control Receiver window
*@ VCR display
TV Operation
The explanations below show you what functions individual
buttons have when the VCR/TV switch € is set to “TV”,
"@& TV-ON/OFF button
To switch the TV on from standby mode (OFF) or vice
versa.
On some TVs itis only possible to switch the TV to
standby mode (OFF) with this button, but not on. In this
case, try to turn the TV on with one of the following
buttons:
Numeric buttons @
AY button €)
Channel button @
*@ Numeric buttons
Jo select the programme positions (1-99) on the TV.
“© AV button
To select the desired AV input on the TV.
€) Channel button
To select the desired programme position (TV station) on
the TV.
“€ Teletext buttons
If your TV is equipped for Teletext reception, you can use
these buttons to change the teletext information
displayed on the screen and select desired information.
For details, refer to your TV's operating instructions.
“*&) TV ASPECT button
To switch the screen format between the wide-screen
and other formats.
**¢) VOLUME button
To adjust the volume of the TV.
“(D TV/TEXT button
To switch between normal TV mode and teletext mode.
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* See page 4. (TV Operation)
Dear Customer
May we take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic Video Cassette Recorder.
We would particularly advise that you carefully study the Operating Instructions before attempting to operate the unit
and that you note the listed precautions.
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+ a well ventilated place; do not install this equipment Tha wires in this mains lead are coloured in
«in a confined space such as a book case or similar accordance with the following code:
unit. Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
; As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
“+ Caution for AC Mains Lead appliance may not correspond with the coloured
[ markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
roceed as follows:
For your safety please read the The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected
following text carefully
to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three-pin letter N or coloured BLACK.
mains plug for your safety and convenience.
A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug. The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked
that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5-amperes with the letter L or coloured BED.
and it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362.
Check for the ASTA mark @ or the BSI mark Y on the Under no circumstances should either of these wires
body of the fuse.
y be connected to the earth terminal of the three pin
plug, marked with the letter E or the Earth Symbol À.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you must
ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover, the plug must not be used .
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À replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your @ and © as shown below.
1 local Panasonic Dealer. | 1 Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver.
How to replace the Fuse
2 Replace the fuse and fuse cover.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE
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Your attention is drawn to the fact that the recording of For your safety, be sure not to connect or handle the
pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or equipment with wet hands.
broadcast material may infringe copyright laws.
WARNING Press the VCR-ON/OFF button € to switch the VCR from
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR VCR is still connected to the mains.
MOISTURE.
FOR YOU R SAFETY VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks
of Gemstar Development Corporation.The VIDEO
H DO NOT REMOVE OUTER COVER. Plus+ system is manufactured under license from
To prevent electric shock, do not remove cover. There Gemstar Development Corporation.
are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
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Checking the Accessories/
Preparing the Remote Control ............... menes 6
“Connections -.........—......e.eenosernecnaieneDene en encennennen eee neenenneeme. 7
Auto Setup .......e.....—e====—er==eenerneona ne nnrancenarenermene tae r nara nnecmene 9
Checking the Settings for Auto Setup ............—. mw... 10
Removing Interference ............=—.—.....eeneenere reee 10
‘Video Plus+ Codes for a Satellite Receiver
(If Connected) .................eenecnnsanorcanencenaenavonenertuerreenenTeTAmes 11
Connecting the VCR to a Decoder/
Connecting the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier ............... 12
Using the Remote Control to Operate Your TV ...........-....- 13
| Playback.
—eTo Stop Playback Automatically
(Playback Off Timer Function)... o 15
Recording -
e To Select the Recording Duration and Perform Timer
Recording (OTR Recording) ......................ese.ieeee 16
e Linked Timer Recordings with a Digital Receiver ........ 16
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Quick Start
Guide
Timer Recording
e Programming with the Video Plus+ Function
® Programming with the On Screen Display ................... re
Other Timer Recordings and Convenient Functions ....... 19 =
e Checking, Changing or Cancelling 2
a Timer Recording Programme ser 19, 20 RY
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e To select a Timer-Recorded Programme from the List
and Quickly Locate Its Beginning for Automatic Playback
(Timer Record Confirmation) ..............——. e...
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Recording
Timer
Recording
<< Manual Setup
Tuning a and 1 Assigning theTV Stations Available in Your
Area to the Programme Positions (Manual Tuning) .....
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Other Convenient Functions (Various Settings)
Advanced
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Checking the Accessories/
Preparing the Remote Control
Check that you have the accessories shown below [+].
[_] Remote Control
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{_] Operating Instructions
VQT8559
[_] Quick Start Guide
VQC3637
[ ] Guarantee Card
| RF lead to connect VCR
andTV
VJA0728-A or VJA0963-A
| | Batteries for the Remote Control
RO size
e The service life of the batteries is
approximately 1 year. However, it
varies considerably depending on
the frequency of use.
e When they are exhausted, replace
them with two AA, UM3, or R6 size
batteries.
[| AC Mains lead
VJA0733-C, VJA0940 or VJA1022
e When you replace the fuse, refer to page 2.
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2 insert the batteries with the
polarity (@ and ©) correctly
aligned.
3 Replace the battery cover.
Notes for Battery Replacement:
e When the batteries are exhausted, remove them
immediately and dispose of them correctly.
e Make sure that the batteries are inserted with the
polarity (© and ©) correctly aligned.
e Do not mix old battery with new battery.
e Do not mix different battery types, i.e. Alkaline and
Manganese.
® Do not use rechargeabie (Ni-Cd) batteries.
® Do not heat or short-circuit the batteries.
e When you do not use the remote contro! for a long
time, take out the batteries and store them in a cool,
dry place.
If the Sliding Cover of the Remote Control
Becomes Detached
if the sliding cover of the remote control becomes detached
accidentally, fit it securely in place by placing it on the top
of the remote control at the position shown in the
illustration below, and pushing it down until it clicks into
position.
e |tis not possible to fit the sliding cover in place by
pushing or sliding it on from the bottom end of the remote
control.
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‘Connections
Aerial
RF Input socket
(not supplied)
RF Qutput socket
AV1 21-pin Scart socket
AV2 21-pin Scart SOCKET
AC Mains lead (supplied)
21-pin Scart socket (VCR)
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A TS
RF lead (supplied)
TV (not supplied)
Aerial Input Æ
AV2 socket
AV1 socket
To AC Mains
F socket
Satellite Receiver
(or DVD Player etc..)
the Satellite Receiver to the VCR as shown
above,
® You can also use a Scart lead C from the VCR
to TV as well as the RF connections A and B
as shown above.
e You can also connect an additional scart lead
E from the Satellite Receiver to the TV as
shown above,
e Connect the VCR, TV and Satellite Receiver to
the mains socket F and turn the socket on.
e Please go to Auto Setup (page 9) after
completing the above connections.
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To AC Mains socket — F Des res me E
21-pin Scart socket (TV)
If you have a... Connections Comments
| e Connect the aerial A to the RF input of the This is necessary for the correct operation of the
VCR as shown above. VCR and TV.
e Connect the RF lead B from the RF output of
| the VCR to the aerial socket of the TV as
| shown above. |
VCR and TV e You can also use a Scart lead C as well as the | This Scart lead is used for enhanced picture
Only RF connections A and B as shown above. performance and stereo sound (where
e Connect the VCR and TV to the main socket F | applicable).
and ensure all sockets are switched on.
e Please go to Auto Setup (page 9) after
completing the above connections.
e Connect the aerial A to the RF input of the This is necessary for the correct operation of the
VCR as shown above. VCR and TV.
e Connect the RF lead B from the RF output of
the VCR to the aerial socket of the TV as
| shown above.
VCR, TV and e Itis necessary to connect a Scart lead D from | The Scart lead D is necessary to enabie
recording/viewing from the Satellite Receiver
through the VCR.
To Give enhanced picture performance and
stereo sound (where applicable).
This additional connection allows you to view
the satellite channels independently of the VCR.
This is useful when the VCR is being used for
recording another TV channel. Using the Scart
lead gives improved picture performance and
stereo sound (where applicable).
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Connections (Continued)
If you don’t have any scart leads, you can connect your VCR to a TV and Satellite Receiver using RF
leads. Using this connection method may however be difficult to obtain a clear picture from the Satellite
Receiver. For this reason it is not recommended for inexperienced users (see preferred connection on
page 7).
Aerial Input socket
Satellite Receiver (not supplied) р
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Aerial Output socket RF lead
To AC Mains socket [D (not supplied)
RF Input socket
TV (not supplied}
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RF lead (supplied) C
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AC Mains lead (supplied) |) watch TV channels.
To AC Mains socket D
® Connect the aerial A to the aerial input socket of the Satellite Receiver.
If you don't have Satellite Receiver, please connect the aerial A to the RF input socket of the VCR.
e Connect the RF leads B and C as shown in the diagram above.
® Connect the VCR, TV and Satellite Receiver to the mains socket D and ensure sockets are switched on.
e Auto Setup is the same as on page 9.
Notes:
e In some case you may experience interference between the RF output channel from the Satellite Receiver and the tuner in
the VCR or the TV. if this happens it may be necessary to change the RF output channel of the Sateilite Receiver (refer to the
instructions for your Satellite Receiver).
e Select “SKY ONE” or “SKY NEWS” on the Satellite Receiver to ensure reliable tuning before starting the Auto Setup.
Auto Setup
Connect the VCR to a mains socket and turn the mains
on. Press the VCR-ON/OFF button Q to switch the VCR
on. The VCR will now start Auto Setup.
The first digit of the VCR display will begin to flash. After
a while, the RF output channel number will be
displayed.
Ш : VCR Display
the VCR to the TV with a Scart
If you have connect
lead, you will see the screen below during Auto Setup.
You can skip step 2 below.
On Screen Display
Select an unused channel pre-set on your TV and tune it
to the RF output channel number shown on the VCR
display (or until you can clearly see the Auto Setup
screen shown below).
Store the new video playback channel (refer to the
instructions for your TV),
Auto setup is now complete
{Output channel is 28)
If you can see interference on the picture, you may need
to change the RF output channel. Follow the instructions
on page 10 to do this.
Press the EXIT button € on the remote control. The
Owner ID screen will appear. You can complete the
Owner ID now or skip this step and do it later. To do it
later, press the EXIT button €) again. Your VCR is now
ready to use.
To set the Owner ID now, press the Numeric buttons @
to.enter a four-digit PIN number. If you make a mistake
then press the Cursor button (0) 69 and the re-enter the
correct digit. Make sure that you will remember the PIN
number (make a note of it).
PIN number :846%
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House No
Postcode
5 Press the OK button 6) and the Cursor button (Y). The
cursor moves to “Name”.
6 Press the Cursor button (>) ©.
7 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) @ to select a letter and
then press the Cursor button (») €2 to move to the next
letter. Repeat these steps until you have entered your
name.
8 Press the OK button €) to finish setting your name.
9 Enter the “House No” and “Postcode” in the same way.
10 When you are happy with the information that you have
entered, press EXIT button € to leave the Owner ID
screen. You will now see the TV picture. Your VCR is now
ready to use.
TV screen
If you want to cancel Auto Setup before it has finished
Press the EXIT button €9. You can restart Auto Setup again,
see page 25.
If the clock setting menu appears after Auto Setup has
finished (Auto clock set failed)
1 Press the Cursor buttons (À ¥ <») @ 10 set the correct
time and date.
2 Press the OK button €) when finished.
To display the Owner ID setting menu
Press the EJECT button & for more than 5 seconds. The
Owner ID information will be displayed for about 30 seconds.
The PIN Number is not displayed.
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Checking the Settings for
Auto Setup Removing Interference
To Confirm that the TV Stations Have Been
Tuned Correctly by the Auto Setup
Function
On Screen Display
1 Press the MENU button € to
display the OSD Main menu
on the TV screen.
Timer recording
TV screen
The picture with interference
Tuning т In some cases, interference (lines or patterning) may be
2 Press the Cursor buttons
(AV) to select “Tuning”
Clack setting seen on the TV when playing back a video cassette, If this
Functions happens, follow the steps below to change the video
playback channel (RF output channel) to remove the
then press OK button 343 interference,
3 Press the Cursor buttons 1 Set the VCR/TV switch @ to
(AY) @ to select “Manual”. Manual
Auto-Setup Rostart
Shipping condition 2
Owner iD
4 Press the OK button € to
display the list of tuned TV Pos Name
stations and confirm that all E
available TV stations have
been set correctly.
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4
5
List of tuned TV stations
(example)
5 Press the EXIT button p to exit the On Screen Display.
3
Positions 5 and 6 may differ from the example shown.
If Channel 5 is received, it is usually found on programme
position 5 and a connected satellite receiver on programme
position 6.
If Channel 5 is not received but a satellite receiver is
connected, then the satellite receiver is found on programme
position 5.
Pos Name
1 BBCI 22
2 BBC2 23
3 ITV 24
4 CH4 25
5 CH5 26
6 SAT 33 4
List of tuned TV stations (example)
When the station names and/or channel numbers have not
been set correctly:
See page 23 for details.
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“select a channel number which
“VCR”. LLP
Press the MENU button €B for
more than 5 seconds. The RF
output channel number is
displayed on the VCR display.
Indication when the RF output
channel is 28 (example)
On Screen Display
Test pattern indication
Press the Numeric buttons @ or
use the Channel button & to
differs by 2 or 3 from the nina и
' Indication after changing
automatically set channel the RF output channel to 31
number. (For example, if the (example)
original channel number was
28, enter 31.)
e Set the RF output channel of the VCR to “——” (RF
OFF) when the VCR is connected to the TV via the 21-
pin Scart cable.
Press the “0” numeric button 6) or Channel button €
to display ——”.
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(RF OFF)
Retune your TV until you
receive the Test pattern
indication. Press the OK button
€) to conclude the setting.
Test pattern indication
The clear picture
To enable your VCR to recognise Video Plus+ Codes for
each satellite station, you need to follow the instructions
“below.
Itis important that you do this before trying to make a timer
recording using Video Plus+ Code for any satellite
programme.
This invólves setting some dummy timer recordings from
Video Plus+ Codes then deleting them afterwards.
1 Setihe YCR/TV switch € to
“VCR”.
On Screen Display
Video Plus+ Codes for a Satellite Receiver (If Connected)
2 Press the VIDEO PLUS+ button
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Menu for entering the PlusCode
3 Entera PlusCode from a
Satellite Programme Guide for
a station, e.g. Sky 1 using the
Numeric buttons @.
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Indication when the PlusCode
is entered
4 Press the OK button €.
You will see the warning
message on the screen for the
first few seconds telling you that
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7 Press the Cursor buttons (A) ©
and then the CANCEL button
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8 Repeat steps 2 to 7 above for another satellite station.
Continue with this until you have set and deleted a
dummy timer recording for each satellite station that you
will make Video Pius+ recording from.
9 Press the EXIT button & to exit the On Screen Display.
Your VCR is now able to recognise Video Plus+ Codes for
the satellite stations, ready for when you come to use
them.
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Connecting the VCR to a Decoder/
Connecting the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier
To connect this VCR to a decoder or a stereo amplifier, make
the connections shown in the illustration below. To Connect the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier
For the connection to the TV, see page 7 or 8.
For details about the connection, also read the operating
instructions of the decoder or stereo amplifier.
Be sure to keep the VCR, TV and decoder or stereo amplifier
switched off until you have finished all connections.
For your safety, do not connect or handle the equipment with
wet hands.
Audio cable
(not supplied)
Audio Input sockefs —‚ Ш
pe Stereo ampilir (not suppl)
To Connect the VCR to a Decoder
To an AC mains socket
1 Connect an Audio cable (not supplied) to the Audio
Output sockets €) оп the VCR and to Audio Input
sockets on the stereo amplifier.
Decoder (not supplied)
2 Connect the stereo amplifier's mains lead to an AC
mains socket.
21-pin Scart socket
To an AC mains socket 21-pin Scart cable
(not supplied)
1 Connect a 21-pin Scart cable (not supplied) to the AV2
21-pin Scart socket (9) on the VCR and to the 21-pin
Scart socket on the decoder.
2 Connect the decoder's mains lead to an AC mains
socket.
3 Set “AV?” to “DECODER”.
For details, see page 28.
Hint:
e “RGB” means separate Red/Green/Blue colour signals. If
you connect a TV equipped with RGB input capability to
the AV1 socket on this VCR, and a decoder equipped with
RGB output capability to the AV2 socket, the TV can
receive RGB signal input from the decoder via the VCR.
Using the Remote Control to Operate Your TV
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Only Panasonic TVs can be operated with the provided
remote controi.
The settings for operating the TV with the remote contro!
have already been made.
No additional settings need to be performed.
However, some Panasonic TVs cannot be operated using
this remote control.
The 3 Methods for Switching to the AV
Input on Your Panasonic TV
Your Panasonic TV uses one of three different methods for
switching between TV reception and the AV input(s). Perform
the operations steps listed for the switching methods A, B
and C below to determine which one your Panasonic TV
uses.
A 1 Set the VCR/TV switch &) to “TV”.
2 Press the AV button € to switch to the AV Input.
— Each press of the AV button @ switches between
- “TV reception” and “AV Input (s)”
B 1 Set the VCR/TV switch @ to “TV”.
2 Press the AV button @.
~ Colour bars for selecting the AV Input appear on
the TV screen.
3 Follow the instructions displayed on the TV screen
to select the desired AV Input from the displayed
colour bars for the AV Input by pressing the
corresponding colour button Æ (red) ®, DATE+
(green) @, ON+ (yellow) @ or OFF+ (blue) on
the remote controi.
С 1 Setthe VCR/TV switch @ to “TV”.
2 Press the AV button @.
— The last previously selected AV Input indication
appears on the TV screen. The indications for
— selecting another AV Input aiso appear,
but they disappear a few seconds later.
3 Before the indications for selecting another AV
Input disappear, press the V button 6, DATE—
button @, ON— button @ or OFF— button to
select the desired AV input.
— With the following four buttons, you can move and
select as follows:
v 0: Move left
DATE—[email protected]: Move down
ON— €: Move up
OFF— : Move right
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Playback
Preparations
® Confirm that the VCR is on.
® Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is
selected.
e Insert a recorded video cassette.
For Normal Playback:
VCR display
Press the Play button @. y a
For Cue Playback:
During playback, tap the Fast Forward button @.
e To return to normal playback, press the
Play button €.
e |f you press and hold down the Fast
Forward button 69, cue playback
continues for as long as you keep the
button pressed.
For Review Playback:
During playback, tap the Rewind button ©.
e To return to normal playback, press the
Play button €).
e |f you press and hold down the Rewind
button @, review playback continues for
as long as you keep the button pressed.
For Still Playback:
During playback, press the Pause/Slow button "O.
e To return to normal playback, press the y
Play button €) or the Pause/Slow button
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During playback, keep the Pause/Slow button @ pressed
for 2 seconds or more.
e To return to normal playback, press the
Play button €.
Fast-forwarding or Rewinding the Tape
To fast-forward the tape:
Press the Fast Forward button € in the stop mode.
To rewind the tape:
Press the Rewind button © in the stop mode.
e To stop fast-forwarding or rewinding, press the Stop button
O.
® To briefly view the picture during fast-forwarding or
rewinding, press and hold down the corresponding button.
To Stop Playback
Press the Stop button O.
Notes
e Cue, review or slow playback will be automatically
cancelled after 10 minutes, and still playback after 5
minutes.
e During playback function other than normal playback,
horizontal noise bars may appear in the picture, the colour
of the picture may unstable, or the picture may be
otherwise distorted.
When you play back a tape recorded in the LP mode, the
picture may be in black and white. However, these are not
malfunctions.
To Play Back a Recorded Part Repeatedly
Press the Play button @) on the remote control for more than
5 seconds.
The “R” indication appears on the On Screen Display.
e |F “OSD” is set to “OFF” (See page 27), the “R” indication
will not appear in repeat playback mode.
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Indication of the Repeat
Playback mode
REWIND
To Cancel the Repeat Playback Mode:
Press the Stop button O.
To rewind the tape a little to view the same
scene again
(Replay Function)
If you want to view the same scene again, for example
because you could not catch clearly what a person said,
simply press the REPLAY button Q, to rewind the tape a little
from its present position and play it back again.
The direction in which the tape is rewound depends on what
playback mode the VCR is in when you press the REPLAY
button O.
e |f you press the REPLAY button O when the VCR is in the
stop, rewind, fast-forward, slow playback, or standby (Off)
mode, the Replay function does not work.
During Normal Playback, Cue Playback and Still
Playback:
When you press the REPLAY button O), the VCR switches
over to the review playback mode for a few seconds and
then resumes normal playback.
During Review Playback:
When you press the REPLAY button O), the VCR briefly
switches over to Cue playback and then plays back at
normal speed in forward direction from the point where the
REPLAY button Q was pressed.
To Stop Playback Automatically
(Playback Off Timer Function)
If you set the playback duration, the playback will stop
- automatically.
- After the set playback time has elapsed, the VCR
automatically stops playback and switches off.
"To Activate the Playback Off Timer Function;
— During normal playback, press the Play button @ on the VCR
for more than 2 seconds to put the VCR in the Playback Off
Timer mode.
— After that, press the Play button €) on the VCR repeatediy until
-— the desired playback duration is displayed on the VCR display.
—e Repeatediy pressing this button changes the indication in
the following order:
. Counter display 30 60
“(normal playback mode) — (т) > (min.)
| _ 240 _ 180 . 120
— (min) (min.) (min.)
To Stop Midway:
Press the Stop button O).
To Play Back NTSC Video Cassettes on
Your PAL TV
(Quasi-NTSC Playback Function)
This VER allows playback of tapes recorded in the NTSC
- system on a normal PAL system TV with the same operations
as usual.
On some TVs, however, the playback picture may roll up or
down.
e |f your TV has a V-HOLD control or equivalent adjustment
function, use it to try to stop the picture movement.
~ Convenient Automatic Functions
— VCR Auto Power On
— When you insert a video cassette, the VCR switches on
automatically.
- Auto Playback Start
_ When you insert a video cassette with a broken erasure
prevention tab, playback start automatically without having to
— press the Play button €.
VCR-off Playback
When the’ VCR is off, an inserted cassette can be played
back by pressing the Play button €).
Auto Rewind
When the tape reaches the end, the VCR automatically
— rewinds it to the beginning.
e This function does not work during timer recording and
OTR.
Automatic Switching Off and Ejection
When the VCR is switched off, and inserted cassette can be
ejected simply by pressing the EJECT button Y. The VCR will
eject the cassette and automatically turn itself off again.
VCR-off Search
When the VCR is off, an inserted cassette can be performed
the Intro-Jet Scan by pressing the SEARCH button €.
To Eject the Video Cassette Using the
Remote Controller
Keep pressing Stop button © for at least 3 seconds.
Recording
Preparations
e Confirm that the YCR is on.
e Confirm that the TV is on and the YCR viewing channel is
selected.
e Set the VCR/TV switch €) to “VCR”.
Operations
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2 Select the TV station using the VCR display e
Channel button €.
e |tis also possible to select by
pressing the Numeric buttons @.
3 Press REC (REC/OTR) button 6
(D) to start recording.
4 Press the Stop button © to stop recording.
To Select the Desired Tape Speed
Press the SP/LP button € before recording.
e SP provides standard recording time and
optimum picture quality.
LP provides doubled recording time with
slightly reduced picture quality.
To Pause Recording
Press the Pause/Slow button @ during recording.
Press again to continue recording.
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Recording Another TV Programme
After pressing the REC button & to start recording, select on
your TV the programme position of the TV programme that
you want to view.
Notes:
e We do not recommend the use of tapes longer than E240
type as the tape can be too thin.
e The recording pause mode will be automatically cancelled
after 5 minutes and return to the stop mode.
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To Display the Approximate Remaining
Tape Time
The remaining tape time can be dispiayed in the VCR
display.
1 Press the TAPE button $ and select the corresponding
cassette tape length.
See page 27.
2 Press the OSD/DISPLAY button @ repeatedly until the
Remaining Tape Time appears on the VCR display.
e Pressing the OSD/DISPLAY button Q once makes the
On Screen Display appear; after that, pressing it
repeatedly changes the indication in the following
order:
Clock ?Counter——m——
[С Aomanina Tape Time€
For certain cassettes, the remaining tape time may not be
displayed correctly.
To Prevent Accidental Erasure of Recorded
Contents
When you record again onto a previously
recorded video cassette, the previous
recording is automatically erased and
replaced with the new recording.
Therefore, to prevent accidental
erasure of the recorded contents,
break out the erasure prevention
tab after recording.
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Erasure prevention tab
Use a screwdriver or similar tool to break out the tab.
To Record Again onto the Video Cassette with a Broken
Out Erasure Prevention Tab:
If you insert a video cassette with a
broken out erasure prevention tab and
press the REC button €B, the “Eg”
indication flashes on the VCR display to
indicate that recording is not possible.
In this case, cover the tab hole with two
layers of adhesive tape.
The adhesive tape substitutes for the prevention erasure tab
and makes it possible to record again on this cassette.
Adhesive tape
To Select the Recording Duration
and Perform Timer Recording
(OTR Recording)
OTR means One-Touch Recording and is called this way,
because you can start recording and select the recording
duration by repeatedly pressing a single button. This is very
convenient, for example when you want to start recording
immediately but need to go out or want to go to bed.
After the selected recording duration has elapsed, recording
stops and the VCR automatically switches off.
To Perform an OTR Recording:
1 Display the VCR picture on the TV.
2 Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab. |
3 Press the Channel button €) to select the programme
position on which the TV programme to be recorded will
be broadcast.
4 Press the REC/OTR button (3 to start recording.
5 Press the REC/OTR button ($ repeatedly to select the
desired recording duration.
e Every time you press this button, the recording
duration indicated in the VCR display changes in the
following order.
® For example, if you select “30”, the VCR records a
programme from that moment on for 30 minutes.
Counter display 30 60
(normal recording mode) (min.) (min.)
240 180 120
(min.) (min.) (min) |
To Stop the OTR Recording Before the End:
Press the Stop button O.
Linked Timer Recordings with a
Digital Receiver
When the AV2 socket of this VCR is connected by a 21-pin
cable to a Digital Receiver, it is possible to have timer
recordings for a Digital Receiver execute automatically
simply by switching the Digital Receiver into timer standby
mode and then switching this VCR into timer recording
standby mode.
e Note that linked timer recordings may not work properly
with some Digital Receivers.
1 Make sure that “AV?” is set to “TIMER”.
(See page 28.)
2 Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab into the VCR.
3 Switch the Digital Receiver over to the timer standby
mode.
4 Press the TIMER REC button $ to switch the VCR over
to the timer recording standby mode.
e This VCR does not require any further special timer
recording operations.
e The recording will start at the date and time
programmed for the Digital Receiver.
Notes:
e Always connect the Digital Receiver to be used for timer
recordings to the AV2 socket of this VCR using a 21-pin
cable.
® Linked timer recordings are not counted in the total time of
timer recording programmings.
e Make sure that the date and time of the linked timer
recording does not conflict with that of a VCR.
If programmed recordings do overlap, either linked timer
recording or timer recording of VCR have the priority.
‘Timer Recording
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This function lets you programme the VCR for unattended
automatic recording of desired TV programmes when you
are not at home or sleeping.
You can programme timer recordings in two different ways:
e By entering the Video Plus+ Code published alongside
| the TV programme listings in newspapers and magazines
(explained below) or ;
e By entering the necessary information with the remote
control while viewing the On Screen Display (OSD) on
the TV screen. (See page 18.)
"This VCR lets you programme up to 8 TV programmes
(including weekly and daily programmes} for unattended
recording up to one month in advance.
Programming with the Video Plus+
Function
The Video Plus+ Codes (numbers) assigned to each TV
programme and published alongside the TV programme
listings in newspapers and magazines make it extremely
easy to set the VCR for timer recording.
~The duration of a timer recording programmed with Video
Plus+ Code may be slightly longer than the actual duration of
- the TV programme.
Preparations
® Confirm that the VCR is on.
® Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is
selected.
e Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab.
e Set the VCR/TV switch € to VCR”.
Example:
Programming a timer recording of a TV programme with the
Video Plus+ Code 920126
Operations
1 Press the VIDEO PLUS+ button @ to display the menu
for entering the PlusCode on the TV.
2
Press the Numeric buttons On Screen Display
@ to enter the PlusCode.
e |f you have entered a wrong
digit, press the Cursor
- button (-<) € and then
“enter the correct digit.
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Press the OK button € to display the programmed
content.
Press the SP/LP button €) to set the desired tape
speed.
e SP provides standard
recording time and
optimum picture quality.
LP provides doubled
recording time with slightly
reduced picture quality.
Regarding the “A” indication, refer to page 19.
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use the Cursor buttons ( À Y >) €, the Channel
button ), the DATE button Y, the ON button Y, the
OFF button Y or the SP/LP button €).
e See page 19 for PDC recording.
Press the TAPE button © to select the
corresponding cassette tape length.
(See page 27.)
Press the OK button €) again to concilude the
settings,
® To programme additionai
timer recordings, repeat
operation steps 1-6.
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Press the TIMER REC button (Y to switch the VCR
over to the timer recording standby mode.
e Check that “[” is lit on the VCR display.
If it is flashing, check the timer recording details again.
(See page 19.)
If “——" Appears under “Pos/Name” after
Entering a Video Plus+ Code (Number)
Pos/Name stands for Programme Position/TV Station Name.
Normally, the name of the TV station or the number of the
programme position is displayed under “Pos/Name”.
However, if the TV station information was not automatically
set during Auto Setup due to adverse reception conditions,
the “——" indication appears instead.
In such a case, follow the operation steps below to correct it.
Press the Channel button
repeatedly to select the programme
position on which the TV programme
to be recorded will be broadcast.
- 16:00 17.00 SP ---
“——" indication
After you have entered the information of a TV station, it
remains stored in the VCR's memory, and you do not need to
enter it again in the future.
To Suspend the Timer Recording Standby
Mode
When you want to use the VCR for playback, normal
recording or some other operation before the programmed
timer recording will be performed, you can temporarily
suspend the timer recording standby mode by
pressing the TIMER REC button { so that the “[H” Indication
on the VCR display disappears.
However, after you have finished using the VCR, be sure
to reactivate the timer recording standby mode by pressing
the TIMER REC button {P again, otherwise the programmed
timer recording will not be performed.
Note:
e |f the VCR is not put in the timer recording standby mode at
the latest 10 minutes before the programmed timer
recording starting time, the “[” indication flashes on the
VCR display. In this case, press the TIMER REC button ©
to put the VCR in the timer recording standby mode.
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Programming with the On Screen
Display (OSD)
This method offers easy step-by-step programming with the
remote control while you view the prompts on the TV screen.
Preparations
® Confirm that the VCR is on.
® Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is
selected.
e Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab.
e Set the VCR/TV switch €) to “VCR”.
Example:
Programming the timer recording of a TV programme
broadcast on programme position 2 (BBC2) from 20:00 to
21:30 on 27 October,
Follow the on screen operation guide.
Operations
1 Press the PROG./CHECK button (Y to display the
menu for programming timer recordings on the TV
screen.
i On Screen Display
® Alternatively, you can
press the MENU button
€ and then select
“Timer recording”.
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2 Press the Channel button © to select the
programme position of the desired TV station.
e As an alternative method, after pressing the
Channel button @, you can use the Cursor
(AY >) O.
3 Press the DATE button {) to set the date on which
the TV programme will be broadcast.
4 Press the ON button to set the starting time.
e When it is kept pressed, the indication changes
in 30-minute intervals.
5 Press the OFF button & to set the ending time.
6 Press the SP/LP button @) to set the desired tape
speed.
SP provides standard recording time and optimum
picture quality.
LP provides doubled recording time with slightly
reduced picture quality.
Regarding the “A” indication, refer to page 19.
7 Press the Cursor buttons (A V <>) @ to set PDC
to ON or OFF (———).
® See page 19 for PDC recording.
8 Press the TAPE button ( to select the
corresponding cassette tape length,
(See page 27.)
9 Press the OK button ¢) to conclude the settings.
e To programme additional
timer recordings, repeat
operation steps 2-8.
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Press the TIMER REC button Y to switch the VCR
over to the timer recording standby mode.
e Check that [Y is lit on the VCR display.
If it is flashing, check the timer recording details
again. (See page 19.)
To Suspend the Timer Recording Standby
Mode
When you want to use the VCR for playback, normal
recording or some other operation before the programmed
timer recording will be performed, you can temporarily
suspend the timer recording standby mode by
pressing the TIMER REC button { so that the “[X]” indication
on the VCR display disappears.
However, after you have finished using the VCR, be sure
to reactivate the timer recording standby mode by pressing
the TIMER REC button {) again, otherwise the programmed
timer recording will not be performed.
Note
e |f the VCR is not put in the timer recording standby mode at
the latest 10 minutes before the programmed timer
recording starting time, the “7” indication flashes on the
VCR display. In this case, press the TIMER REC button ®
to put the VCR in the timer recording standby mode.
Other Timer Recordings and Convenient Functions
Setting the Recording Date/Day(s)
Perform this operation in operation step 4 (see page 17)
when programming with the Video Plus+ Codes, or in
operation step 3 (see page 18) when programming a timer
recording with the On Screen Display.
You can select the recording date (day of the month/day of
the week) by pressing the DATE button (P. If you repeatedly
press the + side of the DATE button @, the indication
changes in the order shown below. If you press the — side of
the DATE button @, the indication changes in the opposite
order.
Programming a timer recording (setting the date) is
possible up to one month ahead of the TV programme's
broadcasting date and time. Daily and weekly timer
recordings will continue until you cancel them.
—} <To Programme within 1 Month
Example:1 2... 31
.<To Programme a Daily Timer Recording>
Exampie: Daily recording from Sunday to Saturday
(Su-Sa).
Daily recording from Monday to Saturday
(Mo-Sa).
Daily recording from Monday to Friday
(Mo-Fr).
.<To Programme a Weekly Timer Recording >
“Example: — Weekly recording every Sunday
Weekly recording every Monday
. Weekly recording every Saturday
(Su = Sunday, Mo = Monday, Tu = Tuesday,
We = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday)
Ensuring that aTV Programme Will Be
Recorded until Its End
(Auto SP/LP Change Function)
If, at the start of a timer recording, the VCR determines that
“the remaining tape time is insufficient to record the whole
programme, the Auto SP/LP Change function automatically
“selects LP mode to ensure that the whole programme will be
recorded. However, if the remaining tape time is still not
sufficient even in the LP mode, the programme cannot be
recorded to its end.
e |f you programme a daily or weekly timer recording,
recording will be performed in the LP mode from the start
regardiess of the remaining tape time.
e In case of a timer recording programmed with the PDC
function; if the TV programme continues past the
programmed ending time, the VCR automatically switches
over to the LP mode at that moment. However, in some
cases it may not be possible to record the programme until
its end.
e Use a video cassette on which a few minutes more than
the total length of programmed timer recordings remain,
otherwise the programmed timer recordings may be
performed in the LP mode.
e Be careful that the broadcast times of the TV programmes
set for timer recording do not overlap, otherwise the
programmed timer recordings may be performed in the LP
; mode. .
e |f the recording speed changes from SP to LP during a
timer recording, some brief picture distortion occurs at that
point.
Condition for correct operation of the Auto SP/LP Change
function:
e The tape length of the inserted cassette must be set
correctly. (See page 27.)
To Activate the Auto SP/LP Change Function:
In operation step 4 (see page 17) when programming with
the Video Plus+ Codes, or in operation step 6 (see page 18)
when programming a timer recording with the On Screen
Display, press the SP/LP button €) to select “A”.
e When you press this button
repeatedly, the indication changes
in the following order:
Fos Start Sion SP
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC
SP —>LP
A — Ш
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Setting for Control of the Recording
Starting and Ending Time by Special Signal
Included in the Broadcasting Signal
(PDC Function)
PDC stands for Programme Delivery Control.
If a TV programme, for example a football game runs longer
than scheduled, is shortened or starts earlier or later, this
function synchronises the recording start and stop with the
actual broadcasting start and stop of the TV programme.
Conditions for correct operation of the PDC function:
e “ON” must be displayed under “PDC” on the On Screen
Display.
e The TV station must broadcast PDC signais.
e The programme starting time must be set correctly to the
starting time listed in the newspaper/magazine.
To Activate the PDC Function:
In operation step 4 (see page 17) when programming with
the Video Plus+ Codes, or after operation step 7 (see page
18) when programming a timer recording with the On Screen
Display, press the Cursor
buttons (A Y <>) © to make the
ON indication appear.
See page 29 for details.
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То Check the Contents of Timer
Recording Programmings
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
® Set the VCR/TV switch € to “VCR”.
1 Press the PROG./CHECK button @® to display the timer
recording programmings on the TV screen.
e When the VCR is in the timer recording standby
mode for a VPS/PDC recording, the On Screen
Display may be distorted.
2 Press the EXIT button € to exit
the On Screen Display.
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To Change a Timer Recording
Programming
It is not possible to change a programming while the timer
recording is being performed.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
® Set the VCR/TV switch €) to “VCR”.
1 Press the PROG./CHECK button @ to display the timer
recording programmings on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) € to select the
programming that you want to change.
3 Follow the operations below to change the programmed
contents.
To change the broadcasting station:
Use the Channel buttons @.
To change the date of
the timer recording:
Use the DATE button ®. ON
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Use the ON button @.
To change the recording ending time:
Use the CFF button €.
To change the recording speed:
Use the SP/LP button @.
To change the setting for PDC ON/OFF (———):
Use the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €9.
Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
> Press the EXIT button @ to exit the On Screen Display.
To Cancel the Programming of a
Timer Recording
It is not possible to cancel a programming while the timer
recording is being performed.
® Display the VCR picture on the TV.
® Set the VCR/TV switch €) to “VCR”.
1 Press the PROG./CHECK
button (Y to display the timer
recording programmings on the |!
TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A ¥) € to select the
programming that you want to cancel.
3 Press the CANCEL @ button.
Timer recording
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4 _ Press the EXIT button @ to exit
the On Screen Display.
Notes for Cancelling the Programming of aTimer
Recording
In some cases, for example as listed below, the programming
of a timer recording remains stored in the memory until 4 a.m.
the next day. However, this is not a malfunction.
e When a timer recording was not performed up to the TV
programmes ending time because the remaining tape time
was not sufficient.
* When you have stopped the timer recording while it was
being performed.
To Check the Total Timer Recording
Programming Time
The total time indication for timer
recording programming lets you
check how many programmes can be
recorded by comparing with the
remaining tape time in the VCR
display.
e The total time is calculated in the SP mode.
e The total time can not be calculated when setting Daily
timer recording/Weekly timer recording.
To selecta Timer-Recorded Programme
from the List and Quickly Locate lts
Beginning for Automatic Playback
(Timer Record Confirmation)
This VCR can display a list of the timer-recorded
programmes on the inserted video cassette on the TV screen.
You can then select the desired programme, and the VCR
will quickly locate its beginning and start playback.
Indication for a total timer
recording programming time
of 90 minutes
Conditions for correct operation of the Timer Record
Confirmation function:
e The video cassette must not have been ejected after the
timer recordings were performed.
e The tape length of the inserted cassette must be set
correctly.
e The VCR must not be in the timer recording standby mode.
® A programme of at least 15 minutes must be recorded on
the tape.
® If a timer recording was performed onto a recorded video
cassette, the previous recording must have been
completely erased by the new recording.
Preparation
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Operations
1 Press the SEARCH button & to
display the Timer Record
Confirmation menu.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A V) @ to select the
programme that you want to locate and play back.
3 Press the SEARCH button @ to start the search
for the beginning of the selected programme.
e After the desired recorded programme has
been found, playback starts automatically.
e |f, after playback has started, you want to search
for the beginning of the same or another programme,
press the SEARCH button €3.Playback stops, and the
Timer Record Confirmation menu appears.Repeat the
above operations steps 2-3.
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To Cancel the Timer Record Confirmation function:
Press the EXIT € button.
Hints:
® When you press the SEARCH button ) in the operation
step 1, the last timer-recorded programme is selected
(highlighted).
e |f you take out the cassette or insert another cassette after
a timer recording has finished, pressing the SEARCH
button € activates the Intro-Jet Scan instead of the Timer
Record Confirmation. (Refer to page 21.)
¢ If you programme linked timer recordings, Timer Record
Confirmation function does not work.
“Search Functions
To Quickly Find the Beginning of a
Desired Programme
(VISS=VHS Index Search System)
This VCR automatically records special index signals on the
tape every time a recording is started. The Index search
function makes use of these index signals to let you find the
beginning of a desired programme quickly and easily.
Index signals are automatically recorded in the following
cases.
e When you start a recording by pressing the REC button €,
or REC/OTR button ©.
e When a timer recording starts.
e When you press the REC button é on the remote control
during recording.
Conditions for correct operation of the Index search function:
e The VCR must be in the stop mode or in the playback
mode.
e Each programme recorded on the tape must be at least 5
minutes long.
Preparations
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Insert a recorded video cassette.
Operations
1 Press the INDEX button € (that corresponds to the
direction from the current tape position in which the
desired programme is located on the tape) to start the
index search.
For example, if you want to
search for the 2nd recorded
programme in forward
direction, press the INDEX »>1
button & twice.
e The VCR fast-forwards or rewinds the tape and
searches for the specified index signal (the beginning
-of the desired recorded programme).
‘When it has been found, playback starts
automatically.
To Cancel the Index Search or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button O.
Hints::
e Searching in either direction is possible up to the 20th
index signal.
e If you press either of the INDEX buttons € too many times,
simply press the other INDEX button €) (indicating the
opposite direction) to correct it. In this way, you can reduce
the displayed figure down to 1.
e The figure on the VCR display decreases by 1 every time
an index signal is located.
To Search for a Desired
Programme While Checking the
Recorded Contents on a Cassette
(Intro-Jet Scan)
This VCR automatically records special index signals on the
tape every time a recording starts. The Intro-Jet Scan function
makes use of these index signals to play back the beginning
of each programme recorded on the cassette one after
another at high speed. This lets you quickly and easily check
the contents of a cassette and find a desired programme.
Index signals are automatically recorded in the following
cases:
e When you start a recording by pressing the REC button 63,
or REC/OTR button &.
e When a timer recording starts.
e When you press the REC button € on the remote control
during recording.
Conditions for correct operation of the Intro-Jet Scan
function:
e The cassette must have been ejected after the timer
recordings were performed.
e VCR must be switched on, be in the playback mode or be
in the standby mode.
e Each programme recorded on the tape must be at least 15
minutes long.
Preparations
e Display the VCR picture on the TY.
e insert a recorded video cassette.
Operations
1 Press the SEARCH button € to start the Intro-Jet Scan.
e After rewinding the tape to the beginning, the VCR
plays it back at high speed for approximately 10
seconds. It then fast-forwards the tape to the next tape
position marked by an index signai (beginning of a
programme), and every time an index signal is found,
the VCR switches over to high-speed playback (Cue)
for about 10 seconds.
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High-speed Playback Fast-forwarding
(Cue)
2 When you have found the programme that you want to
view, press the Play button €) to start normal playback.
To Cancel the Intro-Jet Scan or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button O.
Note:
e |f you press the SEARCH button & after a timer recording
has finished, but before ejecting that cassette, the Timer
Record Confirmation (for details, see page 20) will be
activated instead of the Intro-Jet Scan.
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Editing
Assemble Editing
The assemble editing function makes it easy to record the
picture and sound of virtually any number of scenes or
programmes tn succession.
Assemble editing from an external source, for example from
a movie camera, can be performed in the same way.
Recording unit {this VCR)
Video movie camera or
Other VCR
Preparations
e Connect a video movie camera or a VCR to this VCR with a
21-pin Scart cable, as shown in the illustration.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Insert the cassette on which the assemble editing is to be
performed, and make sure that its erasure prevention tab is
not broken out.
e Set the VCR/TV switch € to “VCR”.
e Press the INPUT SELECT button €) to select the AV Input
(external input) “A1” or “A2” according to the socket(s) on
the VCR to which the source unit has been connected.
A1: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket ©
A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket ©
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to “VCR/SAT”.
(See page 28.)
Operations
1 Press the Play button @ to start playback.
2 Atthe point where you want to join a new scene, press
the Pause/Slow button @ to put it in the still playback
mode.
3 Press the REC button 6 to put it in the recording pause
mode.
4 Start playback on the source unit and search for the
point from which you want to record (copy) onto this
VCR.
5 When that point is reached, press the Pause/Slow
button @ again to start recording the new picture and
sound from the playback unit.
6 To record (copy) additional scenes, press the Pause/
Slow button @ to put this VCR in the recording pause
mode and then perform above steps 4 and 5 again.
7 Atthe point where you want to stop recording, press the
Stop button € to finish recording.
Hint:
e The new sound is recorded on both the Hi-Fi audio tracks
and the normal audio track. The sound recorded on the
normal audio track is always in mono.
Note:
e |f you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for more
than 5 minutes in step 3 or 6, the VCR automatically
switches over to the stop mode to protect the video heads.
Tuning and Assigning the TV Stations Available in Your
Area to the Programme Positions (Manual Tuning)
This VCR has 99 programme positions that can be preset to
receive TV stations.
Usually, if you switch the VCR on for the first time after
making the necessary connections, the VCR will start the
Auto Setup function automatically so that all available TV
stations in the area can be received.
However, if Auto Setup is not successful due to extraordinary
transmission circumstances, or if you want to change the
name of a TV station or change a TV station from its regular
programme position to one of your preference, you can set it
up manually. This is called Manual Tuning.
| Preparation
- ® Set the VCR/TV switch € to “VCR”.
To Change the Order in Which the TV
‘Stations Are Assigned to the Programme
Positions
1 Press the MENU button @ to
display the Main menu on the
TV screen.
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(AY) @ to select “Tuning”
Functions
then press the OK button €).
3 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY) E to select “Manual”
then press the OK button €) to
disptay the list of tuned TV
stations.
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(АТ <») @ to select the
entry field for “Pos”.
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7 Press the Numeric buttons @ to
| enterthe number of the desired
programme position.
8 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Enter or Change the Name of aTV
Station
1 Press the MENU button € to display
the Main menu on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) € to select “Tuning”
then press the OK button €).
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A ¥) @ to select “Manual”
then press the OK button @ to display the list of tuned
TV stations.
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5 Press the OK button €) to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) & to select the
entry field for “Name”.
7 Use the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) Y and OK button €)
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Hint:
e |f you want to abort the entering or changing of the TV
station name in step 7 above, press the EXIT button €9.
However, as the characters that you have entered are
stored as the station name, be sure to enter the correct
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To Enter Newly Available TV Stations
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A ¥) € to select “Tuning”
then press the OK button €).
3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) & to select “Manual”
then press the OK button €) to display the list of tuned
TV stations.
4 Press the Cursor buttons
(AV <>) to select an unused o
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9 Press the OK button €) to display
the Manual Tuning menu.
6 Press the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the channel number of the
desired TV station.
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desired TV station has been
tuned.
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7 Press the OK button & to conclude the setting.
8 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
To Change the Channel Number of an Already Tuned
TV Station:
You can change it in the same way as explained above.
However, in step 4 select the programme position of the TV
station that you want to change to another channel number,
and after pressing the OK button €) in step 5, use the Cursor
buttons ( À Y <>) & to select the entry field for “Channel”.
To Select the Type of Sound to Be Heard/
Recorded
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) @ to select “Tuning”
then press the OK button €).
3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €2 to select “Manual”
then press the OK button €) to display the list of tuned
TV stations.
4 Press the Cursor buttons (4 V <>) © to select the
desired TV station.
5 Press the OK button ¢ to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y >) @ 10 select the
entry field for “NICAM”.
7... Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y)
@ to select “AUTO”.
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broadcast with NICAM
sound, the NICAM sound is
automatically recorded.
e Select “OFF” if you want to record the normal (mono)
sound on the Hi-Fi audio tracks during a NICAM
broadcast, or if the sound is distorted due to inferior
NICAM reception conditions.
8 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button €9 to exit the On Screen Display.
Making changes to the programme list
(stored on the programme positions of the
VCR)
e To delete a programme position
e To insert a blank programme position
e To move a TV station to another programme position
Use the coloured instruction indications displayed below the
list of tuned TV stations and the corresponding coloured
buttons.
1 Press the MENU button @ to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €D to select “Tuning”
then press the OK button €.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) € to select “Manual”
then press the OK button € to display the list of tuned
TV stations.
4 Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) E to select
the desired TV station.
Indications for Delete, Add
‚ and Move
5 Follow the operations below.
To delete a programme position (Delete):
Press the Channel button (A, red) ©.
To insert a blank programme position (Add):
Press the Date button (+, green) ®.
To move a TV station to another programme position
(Move):
Press the ON button (+, yellow) @,
and then use the Cursor buttons (4 Y) ©
to select the new programme position to
which you want to assign the TV station.
6 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
7 Press the EXIT button €$ to exit the On Screen Display.
Hint:
e |f you have performed Manual Tuning to enter TV stations,
the “——" indication may appear under "Pos/Name” on the
On Screen Display when programming a Video Plus+ timer
recording.
Restarting the Auto Setup/Resetting the VCR to the
Shipping Condition/Changing the Owner ID
Performing: Auto Setup automatically tunes all TV stations
available in your area for the VCR.
‘Restarting this function is convenient when you move to
another;area and may need to set up the VCR again.
To Restart the Auto Setup
To perform the Auto Setup again, follow the operation steps
below.
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €P to select “Tuning”
then press the OK button ©.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y)
@ to select “Auto-Setup
Restart” then press the OK
button E to prepare for Auto
Setup:start.
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4 Press the OK button €) again to
actualiy start the Auto Setup.
“To Return the VCR to the Shipping
Condition
If you want to reset the VCR to the factory preset condition,
follow the operation steps below.
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu
on.the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) € to select “Tuning”
then press the OK button €.
3 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY) € to select “Shipping
condition” then press the OK
button €) to prepare for
resetting the VCR to the
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shipping condition.
4 _ Press the OK button €D to actually change the settings
back to the shipping condition.
® As resetting the VCR to the shipping condition
automatically resets the RF output channel to channel
21, the VCR picture may no longer appear on the TV.
e To re-tune the VCR, disconnect and reconnect the AC
Mains Cable.
To Change the Owner ID
If you want to change the Owner ID because the owner of the
VCR or your address has changed, follow the operation
steps below.
1 Press the MENU button €$ to display the Main menu
on the TY screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €? to select “Tuning”
then press the OK button €.
3 Press the Cursor butions (AV)
é to select “Owner ID” then
press the OK button € to
prepare for changing the
Owner ID.
e The Owner ID menu appears.
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enter the current PIN number.
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number, you can change the
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5 Press the OK button 69 to conclude the setting.
6 Use the Cursor buttons (4 Y >) 6, Numeric buttons
@ and the OK button €) to select and change the
desired information.
7 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
To Display the Owner ID setting menu
Keep the EJECT button @ pressed for more than 5 seconds.
e However, the PIN number is not displayed.
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Setting the VCR’s Clock
Usually, the VCR's Auto Setup function automatically adjusts
the clock to the correct time.
Under some reception conditions, however, the VCR cannot
set the clock automatically.
In this case, follow the operation steps below to manually set
the clock.
To Manually Adjust the Clock
1 Press the MENU button € to display
the Main menu on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) 69 to select “Clock
setting” then press the OK button €).
e The Clock setting menu appears on the TV.
3 Confirm that “Automatic” is set to
“OFF”, and then press the OK
button €.
Automatic
Time
Date
4 Use the Cursor buttons (A V <>)
€ to set the date and time.
e Instead of the Cursor buttons
(A Y O) €, you can also use
the Numeric buttons @ to set the
date and time.
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5 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
6 Press the EXIT button €9 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Activate the Automatic Time Correction
Function
If a TV station transmits a signal for time setting, performing
the operation steps below activates the Automatic time
correction function and the time is corrected automatically.
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €B to select “Clock
setting” then press the OK button €).
e The Clock setting menu appears on the TV.
3 Use the Cursor buttons (AV)
€ to set “Automatic” to “ON”.
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4 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
e Under adverse reception conditions, etc., the
Automatic time correction function may not work. In
this case, the indication for “Automatic” is
automatically reset to “OFF”.
If the reception conditions improve later on, it may be
possible to activate this function.
5 Press the EXIT button €p to exit the On Screen Display.
Hints:
e [f “Automatic” is set to “ON” when you open the Clock
screen, do not set it to “OFF”, otherwise, the automatic time
correcting function is deactivated.
® The built-in clock employs the 24-hour system.
e In case of a power failure, an automatic back-up system
automatically maintains the operation of the clock for at
least 60 minutes.
e When “Automatic” on the Clock setting menu is set to “ON”,
the automatic time correction function checks and if
necessary adjusts the time several times every day.
The automatic time correction function only works when
the VCR is switched off; it does not work in the timer
recording standby mode.
Other Convenient Functions
(Various Settings)
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For Automatic Display on the TV Screen of
the TV Station Information, etc.
1 Press the MENU button €B to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A V) @ to select “Functions
then press the OK button €).
3 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY <4) @ to select “OSD”
and “ON” or “OFF” in this order.
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4 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €P to select “ON”.
e The TV station information, type of sound system
of the programme being watched and the sound
playback mode are displayed on the TV screen.
5 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
6 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
Indications that Can Be Displayed on the TV Screen with
This Function:
- At a press of the OSD/DISPLAY button O), the following
indications appear on the TV screen.
(1) TV station name © ® © ©
® NICAM or MONO indicator Ce Ok
Automatic indication of the type of
sound system which the programme
being watched (NICAM/MONO) is
broadcast. ET
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during manual tuning, “MONO”
is always displayed.
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@ Sound mode during playback (L/R)
At each press of the AUDIO button @&, the selected
playback sound is indicated with L (Left) and R (Right).
Stereo playback:
The L and R indications are displayed.
Left audio channel playback:
The L indication alone is displayed.
Right audio channel playback:
The R indication alone is displayed.
Playback of normal audio track:
‘Neither L nor R indication is displayed.
@ Tape speed indicator
© Tape length indicator
At each press of the TAPE button @, the selected tape
length is indicated.
«Е-180: For E30, -60, -90, -120 and -180 tapes
E-195: For E195 tape
E-240: For E240 tape
E-260 »: For E260 and -300 tapes
e Even if you have selected the correct tape length, the
remaining tape time may not be indicated correctly with
certain kinds of cassettes.
(6) Tape running display
Stop co
Rewind <<
Fast Forward >>
Playback >
Recording ©
Repeat Playback R
@) Present time/Tape counter/Remaining tape time/Index
Search/One-Touch Recording (OTR)
/Playback Off Timer Function
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Tape counter —2:35.47
Remaining tape time REMAIN:2:34
Index Search >> 02
One-Touch Recording (OTR) OTR 60
Playback Off Timer Function 30
Notes:
eo |f “OSD” is set to “OFF”, none of the above indications
appear.
e None of the above indications appear during special
playback.
e During playback and when the AV input for the external
source is selected, indications (1) and @) do not appear.
e Some of the above indications do not appear when using
NTSC tape.
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For Automatic Change of the Brightness
of the VCR Display When the VCR Is
Switched Off
1 Press the MENU @ button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €? to select “Functions”
then press the OK button €.
3 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) © to select “VCR ово on
display” and “ON” or “DIMMED” VOR display |: DIMMED
in this order.
: VCR/SAT
4 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y ) @ to select the desired
condition.
e When the VCR is switched off, the brightness of the
VCR display is as follows:
ON: Indications are brightly lit.
DIMMED: Indications are dimly lit.
5 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
6 Press the EXIT button €9 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Set the Type of External Source
Equipment that Is Connected to the AV2 21-
pin Scart Socket
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu
on the TY screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) € to select “Functions”
then press the OK button 6.
3 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) © to select “AV?”
and “DECODER”, “TIMER” or ven dsplay DIMMED
“VCR/SAT"” in this order.
OSD : ON
4 _ Press the Cursor buttons (À Y) @ to select the type of
external source equipment which is connected to
the VCR's AV2 21-pin socket.
e Set the external source equipment as follows:
DECODER: When a decoder is connected.
TIMER: When a Digital Receiver is connected.
e When this is set, it is possible to have
timer recordings for a Digital Receiver
execute automatically simply by
switching the Digital Receiver into
timer standby mode and then
switching this VCR into timer
recording standby mode.
(See page 16.)
VCR/SAT: When another VCR or a satellite
receiver is connected.
5 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
6 Press the EXIT button €9 ta exit the On Screen Display.
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Glossary
PDC (Programme Delivery Control)
What is PDC?
PDC is a special signal transmitted by certain TV stations
together with the normal TV signal. This signal ensures that a
TV programme which has been programmed for timer
recording will be recorded precisely from beginning to end,
even if it is delayed or extended compared to the published
broadcasting time. Furthermore, if a programme is
interrupted by a news flash, etc., the timer recording is also
interrupted, and resumes when the programme restarts.
How to Use PDC?
(1) This VCR detects whether or not a TV station transmits
PDC signal at the time of tuning only, and it stores this
information in its memory.
If a TV station introduces or discontinues PDC
transmissions later on, tuning must be performed again to
update the VCR's memory.
(2) When you use VIDEO Plus+ Code for timer programming,
the PDC mode is automatically set to “OFF” even if the
station has been memorized by the VCR as having PDC
transmission.
(3) When you use VIDEO Plus+ Code for timer programming
for a TV station that has been memorized by the VCR as
not having PDC transmission, the PDC mode is
automatically set to “———” (no PDC).
(4) To perform PDC recording for a TV station that transmits
PDC signals, set the PDC mode to “ON” and ensure that
the start time is set exactly to the time published, for
example, in newspapers, magazines, etc. If that is set
correctly, the timer recording does not start.
Notes on PDC Recording:
(1) PDC recording will start several seconds before the
broadcast programme commences and may stop several
seconds before or after the end of the programme,
depending on the control from the TV station.
(2) Normally, the programming date for a timer recording is
automatically cancelled as soon as the recording is
completed.
Under the following conditions, however, the
programmed timer recording data will automatically be
cancelled at 4 a. m. of the next day.
(a) When the VCR performs normal timer recording
(without PDC control) because the PDC signal cannot
be detected during PDC timer recording.
(b) When a timer recording is incomplete due to
insufficient tape or cancellation by the user.
(c) If the TV station transmits a PDC signal to suspend or
interrupt the recording.
In these cases, the VCR remains in the timer recording
‘standby mode after the timer recording has been stopped.
(3) If “PDC” is manually set to “ON” for a TV station which
does not transmit a PDC signal, the VCR performs normal
timer recording (without PDC control).
(4) If several timer recordings have been programmed, the
VCR periodically checks, when it is in the timer recording
standby mode, the PDC status of programmed TV
stations with PDC for any change in the start time of these
programmes. However, while the VCR is actually
recording a programme, it can only check the PDC status
of the programme being recorded.
(5) If the actual broadcasting times of timer recordings
overlap (regardless of whether or not they are PDC-
controlled), the recording that starts first always has
priority, and the recording of the later programme starts
only after the first timer recording has finished.
(6) If the name of a TV station has been changed by manual
channel setting (Manual Tuning), the programmed
recording may not be performed correctly even if you
have set the PDC mode to “ON” during programming.
At present, PDC transmission does not cover all areas and
TV stations in the UK, so please check with the broadcasters
in your area for details.
NICAM Broadcasting System
This VCR features the NICAM digital sound system, a 2-
channel sound broadcast system that provides either 2 high-
quality stereo sound tracks or 2 independent mono sound
tracks, M1 and M2.
NICAM programmes are always accompanied by standard
(mono) sound broadcasts, and during playback, you can
select the desired sound with the AUDIO button E.
e The NICAM stereo sound can only be recorded on the
Hi-Fi audio tracks.
e |f, for some reason, you want to record a NICAM TV
programme intentionally in mono on the Hi-Fi audio tracks,
set “NICAM” to “OFF” for the programme position on which
the desired programme is broadcast, as described on
page 24.
Important Note on the NICAM System
When this VCR is switched on, the tuner automatically
switches to a NICAM broadcast if NICAM is being
transmitted. During test transmissions, it is possible that the
sound received does not correspond to the picture being
viewed.
In order to receive synchronised sound and picture, select
monaural sound with the AUDIO button $ or setting “NICAM”
to “OFF”, This applies only until NICAM transmissions are
fully operational.
At present, the NICAM signal is transmitted on stereo
channels only, since the M1 and M2 formats are not yet
available.
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Crystal View Control (CVC)
The crystal view control function ensures that you always
obtain the optimum picture quality so that you get the best
picture automatically. |
While the VCR is turned on, the CVC indication €) is always
displayed to show that the Crystal View Control is activated.
21-pin Scart Socket
The 21-pin Scart socket transmits both input and output
signals for picture and sound. TVs equipped with the same
type of socket can be connected here.
This type of socket is also called Peritel, Euro Connector and
Euro AV.
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2 Audio input CH2 (R) 13 Red ground
3 Audio output CH1 (L) 14 Blanking ground
4 Audio ground 15 Red
5 Blue ground 16 Blanking
6 Audio input CH1 (L) 17 Video output ground
7 Blue 18 Video input ground
8 Switching voltage 19 Video output
9 Green ground 20 Video input
10 Control signal 21 Ground
11 Green
Before Requesting Service
Before requesting service, please check the following points.
+on Screen Display Messages
The error messages are given in brackets [ |.
[Please insert video tape!]
— 7 You pressed the REC button @ (REC/OTR button ®),
| the Play button 69, the Fast Forward button ,the
Rewind button @ or the SEARCH button @ when no
cassette was inserted in the VCR.
Insert-a video cassette.
[Please use tape with unbroken recording tab !] |
17 YoU pressed the REC button @ (REC/OTR button 3)
when a cassette with a broken out erasure prevention
tab was inserted in the VCR.
Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure
prevention tab on which recording is possible.
[This action is not possible before time and date are set]
— 1 You pressed the VIDEO PLUS+ button @ or the
PROG./CHECK button @, even though the time and
date have not yet been set on the VCR,
Set the time and date.
[No timer programmes to be done!]
= You pressed the TIMER REC button even though no
timer recording has been programmed.
Programme a timer recording before pressing the
TIMER REC button ®.
[Please put VCR into stop mode first]
w= You attempted to change the contents of the timer
programming while a timer recording was being
performed.
Put the VCR into the stop mode first.
Other messages may also appear.
Follow the instructions given on the TV screen.
& The VCR Does Not Work Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks “ ”.
“The VCR display is not illuminated.”
æ The AC mains lead is disconnected.
Connect the AC mains lead securely.
“The VCR display is illuminated, but the VCR cannot be
operated.”
mw The VCR is in the timer recording standby mode.
Press the TIMER REC button @ to cancel the standby
mode.
w Safety devices are operating.
Disconnect the AC mains lead and wait approximately
1 minute before reconnecting.
Then check if the VCR can be operated.
“The VCR picture does not appear on the TV screen.”
= The RF output channel is set to [—].
Change the RF output channel to a channel other than
[——1]. (See page 10.)
“Auto clock setting does not work correctly.”
me Teletext information is not available or cannot be read.
Set the clock manually.
€ Playback Does Not Work Properly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks “ ”.
“The playback picture is distorted or in black and white.
Or, horizontal noise bars appear in the picture or horizontal
lines move up and down”
w= The tracking adjustment is not correct.
Adjust the tracking. (See page 32.)
w= The TV's video playback channel has not been tuned
correctly.
Re-tune the video playback channel.
wr The video heads are clogged or worn.
Consult your dealer for advice.
er The playback picture is distorted when using an E300
type video cassette that was recorded in the LP mode.
We recommend that you use video cassettes other than
type E300.
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@ Recording Is Not Possible or Does Not
Work Properly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks “ ”,
“When recording is attempted, the [8g indication flashes”
= A video cassette with a broken out erasure prevention
tab is used.
Use a cassette with an intact tab, or if you want to erase
the previously recorded contents on the cassette, cover
the tab hole with two layers of adhesive tape.
“The playback picture of a recorded programme is distorted
or no picture can be seen”
=” The aerial or aerial lead connection is defective.
Check the connections. If the picture displayed on the
TV is also distorted, there is something wrong with the
installation of the aerial.
1” No programme was recorded because the VCR is not
tuned correctly.
Tune it correctly.
æ No programme was recorded because the AV input
(A1 or A2) was selected on the VCR.
Select the programme position of the desired TV
programme.
“Timer recording does not work correctly.”
= Time and date are not set or they are set incorrectly.
Set the time and date correctly.
æ The starting time or ending time of the timer recording
were not programmed correctly.
Set the starting time or ending time correctly.
ww The VCR was not put in the timer recording standby
mode.
After programming a timer recording, press the
TIMER REC button Y to put the VCR in the timer
recording standby mode.
“Recording from an external source connected to the VCR's
AV input cannot be made”
= The correct AV input (A1 or A2) is not selected.
Select the correct AV input (AT or A2).
m The connections from the external source are not made
correctly. Correct them. (See page 22.)
€ The Remote Control! Does Not Work
Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks “ ”.
“The remote control does not work correctly”
æ The remote control signal cannot reach the VCR.
Aim the remote control at the VCR and make sure that
the infrared beam’s path is not obstructed.
= The distance to the VCR is too long.
Use the remote control within 7 metres from the VCR. If
you are using it within this range but the remote control
still cannot operate the VCR, replace the batteries.
wr The batteries are exhausted.
Replace with new batteries.
= The batteries have been inserted with reversed
polarities (B/O).
Insert the batteries correctly, (See page 6.)
Adjusting the Playback Picture
Under normal conditions, the VCR automatically adjusts
the playback picture for optimum quality. However, in
some cases it may be necessary to adjust it manually.
If the Picture Contains Noise Bars and It Is Not Clear to
See (Tracking adjustment):
If noise bars appear during normal playback, slow
playback or still playback, follow the operations below.
During normal or slow playback,
press the Channel button € V (—) or |
A (+) until the bars noise disappear. |7
e |f the noise bars appear during
still playback, switch the VCR over
to the slow playback mode and
then adjust the tracking as
explained above.
TV screen
Playback picture
containing noise bars
To Return to Auto Tracking:
Press the Channel buttons 69 Vv (=) and A (+)
simultaneously.
If the Still Picture Jitters or Jumps
(V-Lock Adjustment):
If the still picture jitters or jumps, perform the following
operation,
During still playback, keep the Channel button @ VW (—)
or A (+) pressed until the picture stops scrolling.
Precautions:
® With certain TV models and tapes, it may not be
possible to adjust the tracking.
e |f you play back a cassette that was recorded on
another VCR, the picture guality may be inferior and it
may be necessary to adjust the tracking. Also, on some
TVs, the picture may scroll up and down in the special
playback functions.
However, these are not malfunctions.
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Cautions
Be sure to read the cautions carefully before you operate this
VCR. = |
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Avoid sudden changes in temperature
If the VCR is moved suddenly from a cold to a warm place,
condensation may form on the tape surface and inside the
VCR. If this happens, leave the VCR at room temperature for
at least 1 hour before operating it.
Avoid humidity and dust
Do not use the VCR in very humid or dusty places. This may
cause damage to its internal parts.
Do not cover the ventilation holes
The ventilation holes prevents excessive heat build-up
inside the VCR during extended periods of use. Do not block
these holes; especially avoid covering them with soft
materials such as paper or cloth.
Video head clogging
The video heads record the picture signals on the tape
during recording and read picture signals from the tape
during playback. They are, therefore, of critical importance for
the picture quality. If the VCR is used for a very long time,
these heads may become dirty and clogged with dust and
fine particles from the tape coating. In such a case, the
signals can no longer be recorded correctly, and the
playback picture will be distorted accordingly. This is the
case, for example, during the playback of a tape, the sound
is reproduced normally, but no picture is seen, or the picture
is greatly distorted. When such a symptoms occurs, have the
recorder checked by qualified service personnel.
Head cleaning by a service agent is not covered by
warranty.
Keep the VCR away from high temperatures
Keep the VCR away from extreme heat such as direct
| sunlight, heating radiators, or ciosed automobiles.
Avoid magnets or magnetized objects
Never bring a magnet or magnetized object close to the VCR
because this could adversely affect the performance of the
VCR. When using the VCR together with other equipment,
keep as much distance as possible between them to prevent
them from adversely affecting each other's performance.
No fingers or other objects inside
Touching internal parts of the VCR is dangerous, and may
seriously damage it. Do not attempt to disassemble the VCR.
There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
e |f the VCR is in a room that was very cold before the heater
has just been turned on.
e |f the VCR is in a room with steam or high humidity.
e |f the VCR is brought from cold surroundings into a well-
heated room.
e The VCR is suddenly brought from cool surroundings, such
as an air-conditioned room or car, to a place which is hot
and humid.
Note:
e In any of the above-mentioned conditions, do not operate
the VCR for at least 1 hour.
This VCR is not equipped with a dew sensor.
Keep water away
Tape Care
Keep the VCR away from flower vases, tubs, sinks, etc.
Caution: If water or some other liquid is spilled into the VCR,
serious damage could occur. If you spilt any liquid into the
VCR, consult qualified service personnel.
Cleaning the VCR
Wipe the VCR witha clean, dry cloth. Never use any cleaning
fiuid or other chemicals. Also do not use compressed air to
remove dust.
Stacking -
Install the VCR in a horizontal position and do not place
anything heavy on it.
Some do's and dont's on tape care.
DO:
1) Use a good quality branded tape, such as Panasonic.
2) Keep in the box supplied with your tape, or a video case,
when not in use.
3) Try to use all the tape on a cassette by making middle and
end sections. This will avoid many repeated recordings at
the beginning of the tape resulting in premature wear.
4) Take care to insert a tape correctly into the VCR to avoid
damage.
DO NOT:
1) Expose the tape to high humidity or temperature.
2) Expose to liquid.
3) Expose to dust particles by storing directly on a carpet for
example.
4) Use a damaged tape or attempt to repair.
5) Dismantle the cassette housing.
6) Attempt to lift the front cassette flap or touch the tape
surface.
Specifications
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Video Recording System:
Video Heads:
Audio Heads:
Tape Speed:
Tape Format:
Record/Playback Time:
FF/REW Time:
VIDEO
Television System:
Modulation System:
Input Level:
Output Level:
AUDIO
Input Level:
Output Level:
Audio Track:
Video Horizontal Resolution:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
Dynamic Range:
Audio Frequency Response:
Wow and Flutter:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Weight:
Dimensions;
Standard Accessories:
ÿ Power Source: 220-240 V AC 50/60 Hz |
1 Power Consumption: 21 W =
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2 rotary heads, helical scanning system
4 heads
2 heads (Hi-Fi)
SP; 23.39 mm/s
LP; 11.7 mm/s
VHS tape
SP; 240 min with NV-E240
LP; 480 min with NV-E240
approx. 60 s with NV-E180
CCIR; 625 lines, 50 fields, PAL colour signal
Luminance; FM azimuth recording
Colour signal; converted subcarrier phase shift recording
AV1/AV2; 1.0 Vp-p,
AV1/AVZ; 1.0 Vp-p,
RF Modulated; UHF channel (21-68),
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm
AV1/AV2; —6 dBV, more than 10 kohm
AV1/AV2; —6 dBV, less than 1 kohm
AUDIO OUT (PHONO); —6 dBV, less than 1 kohm
1 track (Normal-mono only), 2 channels (Hi-Fi sound-stereo)
Colour; more than 240 lines (SP)
Video; more than 43 dB (SP)
Audio; more than 90 dB (Hi-Fi audio track)
20 Hz-20 kHz/Hi-Fi
0.005 % Wrms/Hi-Fi
5°C-40°C
35 %—80 %
3.9 kg
430 (W)x87 (H)x 303 (D) mm
1 pc. RF lead
1 pc. Remote Control (EUR571744)
2 pcs. R6 size batteries
1 pc. AC mains lead
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Central PO. Box 288, Osaka 530-91, Japan
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