Panasonic NVFJ615B Operating instructions

Panasonic NVFJ615B Operating instructions
 VOT8563
Panasonic
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-FJ615B
Operating Instructions
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Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product,
please read these instructions completeiy.
VCR Operation
When you want to operate the VCR, set the VCR/TV switch 6)
to VCR”,
‘© Numeric buttons
To select the programme positions (1-99) of the VCR.
Example:
9: (9)
19: *) _ (1) _—
To select the satellite programme positions
Example: sar т
sare: (9) - (0) - O)
satis: (0) ~ (1) ~ (3)
SAT129: (о) - @) - @ - ®)
e 3-digit programme positions can be selected with this
remote control only in case of a satellite receiver that
Is marked with (*') on the enclosed list of compatible
satellite receivers.
To enter a Video Plus+ Code.
To enter numbers for various settings.
“(® RESET button
To reset the tape counter (elapsed time) to “0:00.00”.
e The tape counter is automatically reset to “0:00.00”
when a video cassette is inserted.
*® VCR 1/2 switch
Set to the VCR?” position when using two Panasonic
VCRs. (See page 40.)
*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 &
simultaneously until the “hold” indication appears in
the VCR display.
e If you press a button while the Child Lock function is
on, the “hold” indication appears in the VCR display
to inform you that no operati
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VCR display
Indication when the Child Lock function is activated
To Cancel the Child Lock Function:
1 Hold down the OK and the OFF (+) buttons
simultaneously until the “hold” indication disappears.
® |f you disconnect the power cable, the Child Lock
function is automatically cancelled after the power
backup time of approximately 60 minutes has
elapsed.
e If you cannot cancel the Child Lock function, press
the EXIT button € and perform the operation step 1.
*O) 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”.
*Q TV-ON/OFF button
To switch the TV on from standby mode (OFF) or vice
versa.
On some TVs it is 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 @
AV button ©
Channel button &@
*@ Numeric buttons
To 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.
“*@ TV/TEXT button
To switch between normal TY mode and teletext mode.
Controls and Components
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Keep this page open as you read through the Operating Instructions. Refer to it for the control and component names
and numbers which appear in the text.
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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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As this equipment gets hot during use, operate it in
a well ventilated place; do not install this equipment
in a confined space such as a book case or similar
unit,
; Caution for AC Mains Lead
For your safety please read the
- following text carefully
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three-pin
“mains plug for your safety and convenience.
= A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug.
.. Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure
© that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5-amperes
“and itis approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362.
Check for the ASTA mark <s or the BSI mark Y on the
body of the fuse.
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
until a replacement cover is obtained.
© A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your
local Panasonic Dealer.
“IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE
* FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN
THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG
CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY, THERE IS A
DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE
“ CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO ANY 13-
AMPERE SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring
« code as shown below.
iy If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
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IMPORTANT
Your attention is drawn to the fact that the recording of
pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or
broadcast material may infringe copyright laws.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
E DO NOT REMOVE QUTER COVER.
To prevent electric shock, do not remove cover. There
are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
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IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected
to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the ps
letter N or coloured BLACK. .
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances should either of these wires
be connected to the earth terminal of the three pin $
plug, marked with the letter E or the Earth Symbol +.
How to replace the Fuse
® There are two types of the AC mains lead assembly:
(A) and (6) as shown below.
1 Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver. 3
2 Replace the fuse and fuse cover. 5
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For your safety, be sure not to connect or handle the
equipment with wet hands.
Press the VCR-ON/OFF button @ to switch the VCR from
on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the
VCR is still connected to the mains.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks
of Gemstar Development Corporation. The VIDEO
Plus+ system is manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation.
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Safety Information.
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Checking the Settings for Auto Setup ...... 11
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Preset Download Function ........... meri. enenann 12
Connecting the VCR to a Decoder/
Connecting the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier ....... cuenennncane 13
Setting after connecting the VCR to a
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Video Plus+ Codes for a Satellite Receiver
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Setting the Remote Control to Operate Your TV .............. 18
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(SOPB=S-VHS Quasi Playback) .................... meme... 20
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Recording (OTR Recording) .....................22esesmiee 23
e Linked Timer Recordings with a Digital Receiver ........ 23
- Timer Recording
Timer Recording KENKBUNUREUHRBUNGMUARKEHMEDREEUNDUAMUELKUAMAKAKENHNREBMANNULUNKEN
e Programming with the Video Plus+ Function ...............
e Programming with the On Screen Display (OSD) ........
Other Timer Recordings and Convenient Functions .......
® Checking, Changing or Cancelling
a Timer Recording Programme ............................. 27, 28
e To select a Timer-Recorded Programme from the List
and Quickly Locate lts Beginning for Automatic Playback
(Timer Record Confirmation) ..................=.e.em....e—— 28
“Advanced Operations
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“Manual Setup
Tuning and Assigning the TV Stations Avallable in Your
Area to the Programme Positions (Manual Tuning) .....34
Restarting the Auto Setup or Download (Q Link)............. 36
Resetting the VCR to the Shipping Condition ................... 36
Changing the Owner ID …….…….….…csverssesammenmenennnnennnn 36
Setting the VCR’S CIOCK Œuuvcssessassnersennsnneraa nas euensenmannenemencns „37
Other Convenient Functions (Various Settings) .............. 38
e Settings for the Main Menu ltem “Display” ...................
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Helpful Hints
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Checking the Accessories/
Preparing the Remote Control
Check that you have the accessories shown below [Vv].
{_| Operating Instructions
VQT8563
| | Remote Control
EUR571747
[ ] Quick Start Guide
VQC3638
|_| Guarantee Card
[| Satellite Receiver List
VQC3641
[ | Batteries for the Remote Control
RE size
® The service life of the batteries is
approximately 1 year. However, it
varies considerably depending on
the frequency of use.
® When they are exhausted, replace
them with two AA, UMS, or R6 size
batteries.
[| AC Mains lead
VJA0733-C, VJA0940 or VJA 1022
® When you replace the fuse, refer to page 2.
[_] RF lead to connect VCR and TV
VJA0728-A or VJAO963-A
Inserting Remote Control Batteries
1 Slide off the battery cover.
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.
* Do not mix old battery with new battery.
e Do not mix different battery types, i.e. Alkaline and
Manganese.
e Do not use rechargeable (Ni-Cd) batteries.
® Do not heat or short-circuit the batteries.
® When you do not use the remote control 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 It is not possible to fit the sliding cover in place by
pushing or sliding it on from the bottom end of the remote
control.
Correct
Connections
AC Mains lead (supplied)
Satellite Receiver (not supplied)
RF Input socket
Aerial
RF Output socket (not supplied}__
AV1 21-pin Scart socket
AV2 21-pin Scart socket N
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21-pin Scart socket (VCR) with Q-Link
To AC Mains socket F
a Satellite Receiver
Optional Connection
21-pin Scart socket (TV)
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Necessary For TV
Necessary for Connecting
RF lead (supplied)
TV (not supplied)
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21-pin Scart leads are not supplied.
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Connections
Comments
e Connect the aerial A to the RF input of the VCR
as shown above.
e Connect the RF lead B from the RF output of the
VCR to the aerial socket of the TV as shown
above.
This is necessary for the correct operation of the
VCR and TV.
(or DVD'Player etc..)
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 see notes on page 9.
e Please go to Auto Setup (page 10) after
completing the above connections.
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 10) after
completing the above connections.
e Connect the aerial A to the RF input of the VCR | This is necessary for the correct operation of the
as shown above. VCR and TV.
e Connect the AF lead B from the RF output of the
VCR to the aerial socket of the TV as shown
above.
e lt is necessary to connect a Scart lead D from The Scart lead D is necessary to enable
| the Satellite Receiver to the VCR as shown recording/viewing from the Satellite Receiver
| above. through the VCR.
VCR, TV and e You can also use a Scart lead C from the VCR to | To Give enhanced picture performance and
Satellite Receiver TV as well as the RF connections A and B as stereo sound (where applicable).
shown above,
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)
Connections and preparations for a TV equipped with the “Q Link*"” function and equipped with a 21-pin Scart socket.
For the connections and preparations for a TV equipped with the “DATA LOGIC*?”, “Easy Link", “Megalogic”* or
“SMARTLINK**" function and with a 21-pin Scart socket, also read from this page.
For details about the connections, also read TV's operating instructions.
Be sure to keep both the TV and VCR switched off until all connections have been made.
For your safety, be sure not to connect or handle the equipment with wet hands.
For the connection to the Satellite Receiver, see page 7.
If you have a...
Connections
Comments
TV with Q-Link
Functions
e Connect the aerial A to the VCR's aerial input
socket.
® Connect the supplied RF lead B to the VCR's
Aerial Output socket and to the TV's Aerial Input
socket.
e Connect a fully-wired 21-pin Scart lead (not
supplied) C to the VCR's AV1 socket and to the
TV's 21-pin Scart socket.
® Connect the VCR and TV to an AC mains socket
F
* Please see notes on page 9.
e The basic connections are now complete.
Proceed to the page 12.
This is necessary for the correct operation of
the VCR and TV.
This is necessary for the Download.
Hints:
e Q Link is an advanced system that offers a range of convenient functions such as automatic copying of the tuning position of
all available TV stations (in the same order as they are programmed on the TV) into your VCR's memory (this is called
Download) if you connect the VCR to your TV with a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable (not supplied). Depending on the
manufacturer, the equivalent of the Q Link function has a different name and may not work exactly the same.
"1 “Q Link” is a registered trademark of Panasonic.
*2 “DATA LOGIC” is a registered trademark of Metz.
"Easy Link” is a registered trademark of Philips.
** “Megalogic” is a registered trademark of Grundig.
'>“SMARTLINK” is a registered trademark of Sony.
For details, refer to your TV's operating instructions or consult your dealer.
e Unlike in most commercially sold 21-pin Scart cables, in fully-wired 21-pin Scart cables all 21 pins of one plug are
connected to the matching pin of the plug on the other end of the cable. This type of cable is necessary for the Preset
Download function to work.
Connections (Continued)
If you don’t have any scart leads and your TV is not Q-Link type, 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)
Aerial
(not supplied) A
Aerial Output oN
To AC Mains socket D
—
RF lead
(not supplied) B
AF Input socket
TV (not supplied)
| AC Input socket
a
AC Mains lead (supplied) [)
RF Output socket
RF lead (supplied) C
e Must be connected to
watch TY channels.
To AC Mains socket D
e 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.
e Connect the VCR, TV and Satellite Receiver to the mains socket D and ensure sockets are switched on.
e Please go to Auto Setup (page 10) after completing the above connections.
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 satellite receiver (refer to the
instrúctións for your satellite receiver).
e If yoy have an analogue satellite receiver, select “SKY ONE” or “SKY NEWS" on the receiver before starting Auto Setup.
After: Auto Setup is complete, the satellite position will be shown as “SAT” in the channel listing to denote programmes from
the satellite receiver.
e |f you have a digital satellite receiver, you can start Auto Setup with the receiver set to any channel. You will have to manually
name the “SAT” position after Auto Setup is complete. (See page 34.)
e |f you have purchased a new TV equipped with the Q-Link function, please see page 12 after making all the necessary
connections.
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Auto Setup (For TV without Q Link Functions)
1 Turn on the TV, then press the VCR-ON/OFF button @ 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, it will stop flashing and the RF output channel
number will be displayed.
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If you have connected the VCR to the TV with a Scart
lead, you will see the screen below during Auto Setup.
You can skip step 2 below.
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2 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
(Your VCR oulput channel is 28)
To sot Owner ID
press "EXIT" button
If you can see interference on the picture, you may need
to change the AF output channel. Follow the instructions
on page 11 to do this.
3 Press the EXIT button €B) 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.
4 Tosetthe Owner 1D now, press the Cursor button (>) €)
and the Numeric buttons @ to enter a four-digit PIN
number. If you make a mistake then press the Cursor
button (d) 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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Name:
House No:
Posicoda: ++++5 Xx
5 Press the OK button $ twice. The cursor moves to
“Name”.
6 Press the Cursor button (>) 9.
7 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €$ to select a letter and
then press the Cursor button (») €9 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 “Post code” 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.
If you want to cancel Auto Setup before it has finished
Press the EXIT button €). You can restart Auto Setup again,
see page 36.
If the clock setting menu appears after Auto Setup has
finished (Auto clock set failed)
1 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €) to 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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On Screen Display
1 Press the MENU button to
display the OSD Main menu
on the TV screen.
The picture with interference
Restart In some cases, interference (lines or patterning) may be
2 Pp the Cursor buttons Ga 0 condition seen on the TV when playing back a video cassette. If this
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List of tuned TV stations (example) displayed on the VCR display.
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4 Press the EXIT button & to exit the On Screen Display.
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VCR
Ch:28
Test pattern indication
3 Press the Numeric buttons @ or
use the Channel button € to
select a channel number which
differs by 2 or 3 from the
automatically set channel
Indication after changing
Positions 5 and 6 may differ from the example shown. number. (For example, if the (campo) channel to 31
If Channel 5 is received, it is usually found on programme original channel number was
position 5 and a connected satellite receiver on programme 28, enter 31.)
position 6. e Set the RF output channel of the VCR to “——” (RF
| OFF) when the VCR is connected to the TV via the 21-
If Channel 5 is not received but a satellite receiver is pin Scart cable.
| connected, then the satellite receiver is found on programme Press the “0” numeric button 6 or Channel button ©
— position 5. to display ——”.
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(RF OFF)
4 Retune your TV until you
receive the Test pattern
indication. Press the OK button Panasonie
to conclude the setting. Ch:31
List of tuned TV stations (example)
5 Press the EXIT button @) to exit
When the station names and/or channel numbers have not the On Screen Display.
| been set correctly: Test pattern indication
| See pages 34-35 for details.
The clear picture
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Preset Download Function
The Preset Download function automatically copies the
tuning position of all available TV stations into the VCR's
memory when you connect the VCR using a fully-wired
21-pin Scart cable to a TV equipped with the Q Link function.
To Simultaneously Set Up this VCR with a
New TV |
Perform the following operation steps exactly as described to
ensure that the Preset Download function works correctly.
+ First of all, make sure that the VCR is switched off.
1 Switch the TV on.
The TV staris to tune all available TV stations and to
adjust the clock.
(This is called Auto Setup function.)
On Screen Display
+ When the TV has finished its
own auto setup, the VCR is
automatically switched on, and
the downloading of the setup
data from the TV to the VCR
starts.
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Download in
progrèss,
pisaso wait.
Position 67
Indication during downloading
2 Setthe VCR/TV switch ED to “VCR”.
3 When Download has finished,
the screen for the Owner 1D
setting menu appears. Press
the Cursor button (») €B and
the Numeric buttons @ to enter
a 4-digit PIN number.
PIN number: — 646%
Name: cre EEES Ea
House Nó: — + FEEbE E
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e Make sure that you will
remember the PIN number
(make a note of it).
Menu for Owner 1D setting
4 Press the OK button €9 twice. The cursor moves to
“Name”.
5 Press the Cursor button (>) €.
6 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y >) €) to select a letter
and then press the OK button €9. Repeat this to enter the
name.
7 Enter "House No" and “Post code” in the same way.
8 Press the EXIT button €) to make the On Screen Display
disappear.
To Display the Owner 1D setting menu
Press the EJECT button (3 for more than 5 seconds. The
Owner ID information will be displayed for about 30 seconds.
The PiN Number is not displayed.
Note:
If you accidentally switch on the VCR before the TV,
downloading of the setup data from the TV may not be
performed correctly. In this case, follow the operation steps
below.
1. Wait until the Auto Setup is complete on both the TV and
the VCR.
2 Press the MENU button € to display the OSD Main
menu on the TV screen.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A V <>) & to select
“Tuning” and then “Download”.
4 Press the OK button €& twice. Downloading of the setup
data from the TV to the VCR starts.
5 When the programme position and the current time
appear in the VCR display, downloading is complete.
Hints:
e |f you use a Panasonic TV and perform the operation step
1 above, starting the downloading of the setup data will
automatically display the “Download” indication. However,
in case of a TV of another make, the “Download” indication
may not appear. In this case, select the AV input on your TV
if you want to see the "Download" indication.
To Set Up this VCR with aTV Already in Use
1 Switch the TV on.
2 Select the AV input on your TV.
3 Set the VCR/TV switch & to VCR”.
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4 Press the VCR-ON/OFF button
O to switch the VCR on.
Downloading of the setup data
starts automatically.
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5 When Download has finished, 9 9
the screen for the Owner ID
setting menu appears. Press the
Cursor button (>) @ and the no BEE
Numeric buttons @ to enter a 4-
digit PIN number.
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remember the PIN number
(make a note of it).
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Menu for Owner ID setting
6 Press the OK button € twice. The cursor moves to
“Name”.
7 Press the Cursor button (>) €.
8 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y >) @ to select a letter
and then press the OK button €3. Repeat this to enter
the name.
9 Enter House No” and “Post code” in the same way.
10 Press the EXIT button €) to make the On Screen
Display disappear.
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.
To Connect the VCR to a Decoder
Connecting the VCR to a Decoder/
Conriecting the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier
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the connections shown in the illustration below. |
For the connection to the TV, see pages 7-9.
| For details. about the connection, also read the operating
| ¡instructions of the decoder or stereo amplifier. |
Be suresto 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 | 1
wet hands. Audio cable
| {not supplied)
Decoder here refers to the device used to decode scrambled
broadcasts (Pay TV).
Stereo amplifier (not supplied)
To an AC mains socket
1 Connect an Audio cable (not supplied) to the Audio
Output sockets @ on 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.
о 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 @ 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“Av2" to “DECODER”.
For details, see page 39.
| | 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.
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Setting after connecting the VCR to a Satellite Receiver
For details about the connection, also read the satellite
receiver's operating instructions.
Connecting the Satellite Receiver Without
Using a 21-pin Scart Socket
When VCR is connected to the satellite receiver with an RF
coaxial cable (without 21-pin Scart cable), the RF output
channel of the receiver should be adjusted away from the
RF output channel of the VCR, which may be used by the
VCR during Auto Setup, to avoid interference on VCR
picture. (Refer to your satellite receiver's instruction book.)
Also select “SKY ONE” or “SKY NEWS” on the satellite
receiver to ensure reliable tuning before starting the Auto
Setup.
After this setting, proceed to the Satellite Setting on pages
15-17.
Connecting the Satellite Receiver Using a
21-pin Scart Socket
When you connect the satellite receiver to AV2 21-pin Scart
socket [AV2 (DECODER/EXT)] on this VCR, you need to
change the setting for “AV2" to “VCR/SAT"”.
it is initially set to “VCR/SAT”, but if it has been set to
“DECODER”, foliow the operations below.
1 Press the MENU 63 button to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) € to select
“Functions”, “AV2”, and "DECODER” in this order.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) 69 to set to "VCR/SAT”,
4 Press the OK €3 button to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT € button to make the On Screen Display
disappear.
After this setting, proceed to the Satellite Setting on pages
15-17.
Notes:
How to install the satellite receiver
Carefully observe the following points so that you can control
the satellite receiver from the VCR.
1 Place the satellite receiver on top of the VCR.
2 Move the satellite receiver back a few centimetres so that
infra-red signals emitted from the top of the VCR's front
panel can be received by the satellite receiver.
21-pin Scart cable
Satellite receiver or RF coaxial cable
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To Prepare the VCR for Remote-controlled
Operation of the Satellite Receiver
(Setting the Tuner Type)
This VCR lets you change the programme position on the
satellite receiver and programme timer recordings of satellite
programmes ~ all with this VCR's remote control. This is
called “satellite control”.
To enable.the VCR to control the satellite receiver, you need
to set the tuner type of your satellite receiver. You can find the
tuner type numbers on the enclosed list of compatible
satellite receivers. However, if your satellite receiver is not
included in this list, it cannot be remote-controlled via this
VCR.
Preparations
e Set the VCR/TV switch €) to “VCR”.
Operations
1 Press the MENU button €3 to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
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Satellite
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) @ to select
“Satellite”, “Connection” and “NO” in this order.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (AVY) |5; “remain
@ to select the type of connection | Anne || postion: —
according to the type of socket Lee
on the VCR to which the
satellite receiver is connected.
NO: When the satellite receiver is not connected to the
VCR
RF: When the satellite receiver is connected to the
VCR's Aerial Input socket
AV1: When the satellite receiver is connected to the
VCR's AV1 21-pin Scart socket
AV2: When the satellite receiver is connected to the
VCR's AV2 21-pin Scart socket
4 _ Press the OK button @.
| 5 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) € to select “Tuner
| type” and “1” in this order.
6 Find‘your receiver in the
enclosed list of compatible
satellite receivers and enter its
tuner type number by pressing
the Numeric buttons @.
a Connacton: AV2
|| — Position:
Tuner type: : À
7 Press the OK button €B to conciude the setting.
8 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
Hint:
If you select “RF” in step 3, “Position” is set automatically and
it is not possible to change the satellite programme position
here. If you want to change it, refer to page 34.
Note:
If your satellite receiver is not included in the list of
compatible satellite receivers, this VCR cannot control it.
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To Prepare the Satellite Receiver
To make it possible for the VCR to control the satellite
receiver, the satellite receiver must be left in a certain
condition. This condition is called standby type, and it differs
depending on the make and model of satellite receiver. There
are five standby types (A, B, C, D, E) as listed below.
Find your satellite receiver in the enclosed list of compatible
satellite receivers and note its standby type. Then look up this
standby type in the chart below and determine which
action(s) you need to take to prepare your satellite receiver
so that this VCR can control it.
Standby
Type A B С D E
Action
1 Yes No Yes Yes Yes
2 No No No Yes Yes
3 No No Yes No Yes
Action 1: Switch the satellite receiver on.
Action 2: Twin-tuner type satellite receiver: Select on the
tuner which is connected to the VCR.
(Please also refer to the satellite receiver's
operating instructions.)
Switch the satellite receiver's channel display to
the 2-digit display mode.
Action 3:
To Check that the Satellite Channels Can
Be Selected Correctly
Preparations
e Set the VCH/TV switch @ to “VCR“.
Operations
1 Press the Numeric @ buttons to select the satellite
channel.
Example:
T SAT
To select “SAT 9”: Enter (0) _— (0) +
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To select “SAT 19”: Enter (0) — (1) — ©
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To select “SAT 129”: Enter (0) — (1) — (2) — (9)
3-digit programme positions can be selected with this
remote control only in case of a satellite receiver that is
marked with (*') on the enclosed list of compatible
satellite receivers.
2 Check that the channel on the satellite receiver has
been changed to the channel that you selected.
Notes:
e After you have finished all settings and preparations, use
the VCR's remote control to check that the satellite
programmes can be selected correctly and timer
recordings of satellite broadcast can be performed
correctly.
e With some satellite receivers, correct control from the
VCR may not be possible.
e There may be a slight delay between pressing the
Numeric buttons @ on the remote control and the
changing of the channel on the satellite receiver. This is
due to the need for signal conversion.
e The range of satellite channels available for selection is
1 through 99.
e Some satellite receivers offer less than 99 channels. In
this case, the number of the satellite channels that can
be controlled from the VCR is the same.
e Some satellite receivers offer more than 99 satellite
channels, but even in this case, only the satellite
channels 1 through 99 can be controlled from the VCR.
e With some satellite receivers, it is necessary to wait a few
seconds between selecting one channel and selecting
another one with the remote control of the VCR.
e |f the display on the satellite receiver does not indicate
the channels, refer to its operating instructions and follow
the procedure for displaying the channels.
Video Plus+ Codes for a Satellite Receiver (If Connected)
To enable your VCR to recognise Video Plus+ Codes for
each satellite station, you need to follow the instructions
below.
It is important that you do this before trying to make a timer
recording using Video Plus+ Code for any satellite
programme.
— This involves setting some dummy timer recordings from
Video Plus+ Codes then deleting them afterwards.
The VCR cannot be made to recognise Video Plus+ Codes
for digital satellite channels. The procedures described
below are for analogue satellite receivers only.
if you have a digital satellite receiver, you will need to
enter the digital satellite channel number and VCR
programme position manually every time you programme
a timer recording with Video Plus+ Codes, by following
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and then the CANCEL button
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9 Repeat steps 2-8 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 Plus+ recording from.
steps 4-7 below.
10 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
1 Set the VCR/TV switch € to “VCR”.
2 Press the VIDEO PLUS+ button
On Screen Display
Your VCR is now able to recognise Video Plus+ Codes for
the satellite stations, ready for when you come to use
Menu for entering the PlusCode
them.
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Indication when the PlusCode
is entered
3 Enter a PlusCode from a
Satellite Programme Guide for
a station, e.g. Sky 1 using the
Numeric buttons €).
4 Press the OK button €.
You will see the warning
message on the screen for the
first few seconds telling you that
the position number has not
been set.
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programme position
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you.have connected your
satellite receiver to your VCR
with a scart cable.
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Setting the Remote Control to Operate Your TV
This setting procedure allows you to operate the TVs of most
brands using the remote control supplied with this VCR.
e Some TV models cannot be operated with this remote
control,
Set the VCR/TV switch 6) to “TV”.
2 Lookup your TV's manufacturer in the list of TVs
compatible with the VCR's remote control on the next
page.
3 While keeping the TV-ON/OFF button €) pressed, use
the Numeric buttons @ to enter the manufacturer's code.
If there is more than one code listed for that
manufacturer, try the first code.
Be sure to enter the code in two digits.
Example: 01
4 Check whether you can operate the TV correctly with the
VCR's remote control. |
If the TV cannot be operated properly:
In step 3, enter the other code listed for that manufacturer
and repeat step 4.
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 theVCR/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 control.
С 1 Set the VCR/TV switch 6) 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 also appear,
but they disappear a few seconds later.
3 Before the indications for selecting another AV
Input disappear, press the V button {{, DATE—
button Y, ON— button é or OFF — button @ to
select the desired AV input.
With the following four buttons, you can move and
select as follows:
YO: Move left
DATE— Y: Move down
ON- Y: Move up
OFF— €: Move right
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— BRANDT 10, 15 THOMSON 10, 15
— BUSH 05, 06 TOSHIBA 16
- CURTIS 31 WHITE WESTINGHOUSE 05, 06
: DESMET 05, 31, 33
DUAL 05, 06
ELEMIS 31
FERGUSON 10
GOLDSTAR/LG 31
GOODMANS 05, 06, 31
— GRUNDIG 09
© HITACHI 22,23, 31, 40, 41, 42
INNO HIT 34
IRRADIO 30
TT 25
NC 17, 39
- LOEWE 07
METZ 28, 31
MITSUBISHI 06, 19, 20
— MIVAR 24
“ NEC 36
— NOKIA 25 - 27
NORDMENDE 10
ORION 37
| PHILIPS 05, 06
— PHONOLA 31, 33
PIONEER 38
~~ PYE 05, 06
: RADIOLA 05, 06
SABA 10
— SALORA 26
| — SAMSUNG 31, 32
— SANSUI 05, 31, 33
SANYO 21
— SBR 06
SCHNEIDER 05, 06, 29, 30, 31
“ SELECO 06, 25
SHARP 18
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Recording
Preparations
® Confirm that the VCR is on.
® Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is
selected.
e Set the VCR/TV switch €) to “VCR”.
1 Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure
prevention tab.
e |fit has already been inserted,
press the VCR-ON/OFF button Q to turn
the VCR on.
2 Select the TV station using the
. Channel button €).
e {t is also possible to select by
pressing the numeric buttons @.
3 Press REC (REC/OTR) button @
(@) to start recording.
4 Press the Stop button © to stop recording.
To Select the Desired Tape Speed
Press the SP/LP button @ before recording.
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 it again to continue recording.
To View One TV Programme while
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.
VCR display
To Immediately Record the Same TV
Programme That You Are Viewing
on the TV (Direct TV Recording)
This function allows you to immediately start recording the
same programme that you are viewing on the TV.
The programme position selected on the VCR automatically
changes to that ot the TV programme that you are viewing on
the TV. When you stop the recording, the VCR automatically
switches back to the previously selected programme
position.
Conditions for correct operation of the Direct TV Recording
function:
e Your TV must be equipped with the “Q Link” function.
e The VCR must be connected to the TV via a fully-wired 21-
pin Scart cable.
To Perform Direct TV Recording:
1 Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure
prevention tab.
2 Press the DIRECT TV REC button @.
* Recording of the TV programme that you are viewing
on the TV starts.
e In some cases, it may not be possible to change the
programme position on the TV during Direct TV
Recording.
3 Press the Stop button O), to stop recording.
To Display the Approximate Remaining
Tape Time
The remaining tape time can be displayed in the VCR
display.
1 Press the TAPE button Y and select the corresponding
cassette tape length.
See page 38.
2 Press the OSD/DISPLAY button @ repeatedly until the
Remaining Tape Time appears on the VCR display.
e Pressing the OSD/DISPLAY button @ once makes the
On Screen Display appear, aîter that, pressing it
repeatedly changes the indication in the following
order:
Clock >Counter———
roman Tape Time€
For certain cassettes, the remaining tape time may not be
displayed correctly.
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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.
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 é, the “BI”
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 @ 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.
e 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.
Note: :
This function also works during Direct TV Recording.
Linked Timer Recordings by
external equipments
If an external equipment (for example a satellite receiver)
with a timer function is connected to the AV2 socket of this
VCR by a 21-pin cable, it is possible to control the recording
of the VCR from this equipment.
1 Make sure that “AV2” is set to “TIMER” mode.
(See page 39.)
2 Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab into the VCR.
3 Press the TIMER REC button €Y to switch the VCR over
to the timer recording standby mode.
4 Timer programming has to be done on the external
equipment, refer to its operating instructions.
5 To cancel the external control, turn off the timer
recording standby mode of the VCR by pressing the
TIMER REC button €0 again.
Notes:
e Make sure that the date and time of the timer of an external
equipment does not conflict with that of a VCR.
e To switch TV automatically to the picture from the VCR in
playback mode, connect the AV1 socket of this VCR to the
TV by a 21-pin cable as shown on page 7 (Optional
Connection C).
¢ Some external equipments may not work with this function,
refer to its operating instructions.
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Timer Recording
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 25.)
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.
® 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
© to enter the PlusCode.
e |f you have entered a wrong
digit, press the Cursor
button (1) €9 and then
enter the correct digit.
On Screen Display
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3 Press the OK button € to display the programmed
content.
4 Press the SP/LP button @ to set the desired tape
speed.
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recording time with slightly
reduced picture quality.
Regarding the “A” indication, refer to page 26.
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e To extend the ending time or to make any corrections,
use the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) 6, the Channel
button (Y, the DATE button ©, the ON button 6, the
OFF button € or the SP/LP button E).
e See page 26 for PDC recording.
5 Press the TAPE button (to select the
corresponding cassette tape length.
(See page 38.)
6 Press the OK button ¢§ again to conclude the
settings.
e To programme additional
timer recordings, repeat
operation steps 1-6.
7 Press the TIMER REC button ¢ to switch the VCR
over to the timer recording standby mode.
e Check that “E” is lit on the VCR display.
If it is flashing, check the timer recording details again.
(See page 27.)
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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 Preset Download or 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.
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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 “[§” 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 3 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 “lM” indication flashes on the
VCR display. In this case, press the TIMER REC button ¢)
to put the VCR in the timer recording standby mode.
Programming with the On Screen
| Display (OSD) 8 Press the TAPE button { to select the
os corresponding cassette tape length.
: This method offers easy step-by-step programming with the Р 9 Р 9
po . (See page 38.)
remote control while you view the prompts on the TV screen.
| 9 Press the OK button & to conclude the settings.
Preparations e To programme additional
o Confirm that the VCR is on. timer recordings,
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tab. |
e Set the VCR/TV switch 6D to “VCR”. 1 0 Press the TIMER REC button ) to switch the VCR
5 over to the timer recording standby mode.
Example: e Check that [A] is lit on the VCR display.
Programming the timer recording of a TV programme If it is flashing, check the timer recording details
broadcast on programme position 2 (BBC2) from 20:00 to again. (See page 27.)
21:30 on 27 October.
Follow the.on screen operation guide.
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Operations To Suspend the Timer Recording Standby Fi
Mode HS
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screen. timer recording will be performed, you can temporarily
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press the MENU button и: у pressing the TIMER REC button € so that the “[Y” indication
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On Screen Disptay
However, after you have finished using the VCR, be sure
to reactivate the timer recording standby mode by pressing
2 ‘Press the Channel button () to select the the TIMER REC button @ again, otherwise the programmed
programme position of the desired TV station. timer recording will not be performed.
| e As an alternative method, after pressing the
Channel button ©, you can use the Cursor
(AY >) O.
| Note
| o e |f the VCR is not put in the timer recording standby mode at
| 3 Press the DATE button @ to set the date on which the latest 10 minutes before the programmed timer
the TV programme will be broadcast. recording starting time, the “X” indication flashes on the
— VCR display. In this case, press the TIMER REC button @
E to put the VCR in the timer recording standby mode.
4 - Press the ON button €) to set the starting time.
e Whenitis 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 26.
7 Press the Cursor buttons (AV <>) €) to set PDC
to ON or OFF (——-).
e See page 26 for PDC recording.
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Other Timer Recordings and Convenient Functions
Setting the Recording Date/Day(s)
Perform this operation in operation step 4 (see page 24)
when programming with the Video Plus+ Code, or in
operation step 3 (see page 25) 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>
Exampie:1 2.....31
<To Programme a Daily Timer Recording>
Example: Daily recording from Sunday to Saturday
(Su-Sa).
Daily recording from Monday to Saturday
(Mo-Sa).
Daily recording from Monday io Friday
(Mo-Fr).
<To Programme a Weekiy 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)
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Ensuring that a TV Programme Will Be
Recorded until lis 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
regardless 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.
® 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.
® |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 38.)
To Activate the Auto SP/LP Change Function:
In operation step 4 (see page 24) when programming with
the Video Plus+ Code, or in operation step 6 (see page 25)
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:
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Indication when “A” is
selected
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 signals.
® 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 24) when programming with
the Video Plus+ Code, or in operation step 7 (see page 25)
when programming a timer recording with the On Screen
Display, press the Cursor
buttons (A Y >) €9 to make the
ON indication appear.
Start Sto
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See page 41 for details.
Programming a Timer Recording of a
- Satellite Programme
The programming of a timer recording of a satellite
programme can be performed in the same way as for normal
(terrestrial) TV programmes.
For the connection to a satellite receiver and the necessary
settings, refer to pages 14-17.
Conditions for correct operation of this function:
e When selecting the programme position, be sure to use the
Numeric buttons Q to select the satellite channel.
Example of selecting satellite programme
positions 9, 19 and 129:
SAT 122: (1)-9-0)-0)
3-digit: programme positions can be selected with this
remote contro! only in case of a satellite receiver that is
marked with (*') on the enclosed list of compatible
satellite receivers.
Notes for: Programming a Timer Recording of a Satellite
Programme:
e Wheh programming a timer recording of a satellite
programme, it is not possible to activate the PDC function.
e On some satellite receivers, the power may be turned off
for a.few seconds before a timer recording is actually
started and recording may not be performed for those first
few seconds. To ensure recording from the beginning of the
programme, we recommend that you set the recording start
time about a minute earlier than that listed in the
newspaper/magazine.
e After the timer recording has finished, some satellite
receivers switch off automatically, but the recording has
been performed as programmed.
e |f a power failure occurs during the timer recording of a
satellite-programme, the timer recording may not resume
when the power is restored.
e Timer recording of pay-per-view satellite programmes is
not possible.
e Timer recording of satellite programmes from a satellite
receiver or satellite receiver channel for which the PIN
code has been entered is not possible.
e Timer recording of satellite programmes for which the
parental control function has been activated is not
possible.
To Check the Contents of Timer
Recording Programmings
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e 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 PDC recording, the On Screen Display
may be distorted.
Start Aer SP
Pos
Nama DATE O LP PDC Min
Васа 2710 We 20:00 21:30 SP ON №
ВВС! 30/10 Sa 19:00 2000 LP OFF 60
719 Su 21:00 23309 SP = 150
веса Suga 17:30 18:00 LP ON 0
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.
e Set the VCR/TV switch E 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) €9 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:
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To change the recording Sho Su 21.00.2380 SP 7 NO
starting time: To OI
Use the ON button @.
To change the recording ending time:
Use the OFF button @.
To change the recording speed:
Use the SP/LP button Y.
To change the setting for PDC ON/OFF (——-):
Use the Cursor buttons (A Y) €.
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5 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
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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.
e 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 (A У) @ to select the
programming that you want to cancel.
3 Press the CANCEL Q button.
ÓN OFF LP PDG Min
EBC? 2r/10 We 20:00 21:30 SP ON 90
BBC! 30/10 Sa 19:00 20:00 LP OFF 60
‘BATS Su 21.00 23-30 SP 150
BBC2 Su-Sa
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17:30 18:00 LP ÓN a0
Start Sto
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BBC1 36/10 Sa 19:09 2000 LP GFF 60
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4 Press the EXIT button €) to exit
the On Screen Display.
Notes for Cancelling the Programming of a Timer
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
programme's ending time because the remaining tape time
was not sufficient.
e 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.
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5:07:30 15.10.05 Total (SP
Indication for a total timer
recording programming time
of 90 minutes
To select a 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.
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.
e A programme of at least 15 minutes must be recorded on
the tape.
e |f 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 (À Y) €9 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 @.
Playback stops, and the Timer Record Confirmation
menu appears.
Repeat the above operations steps 2—3.
Timer record confirmation
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To Cancel the Timer Record Confirmation function:
Press the EXIT @ button.
Hints:
e When you press the SEARCH button € in the operation
step 1, the last timer-recorded programme is selected
(nighlighted).
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 29.)
e |f you programme linked timer recordings, Timer Record
Confirmation function does not work.
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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 easiiy.
Index signals are automatically recorded in the following
- Cases:
e When you start a recording by pressing the REC button @,
REC/OTR button @ or DIRECT TV REC 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 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 >»!
button E 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.
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Hints: -
e Searching in either direction is possible up to the 20th
index signal.
e |f 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 €5,
REC/OTR button @ or DIRECT TV REC 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.
® 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 TV.
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 signal (beginning of a
programme), and every time an index signal is found,
the VCR switches aver 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 normai playback.
To Cancel the Intro-Jet Scan or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button O.
Note:
e |f you press the SEARCH button 6) after a timer recording
has finished, but before ejecting that cassette, the Timer
Record Confirmation (for details, see page 28) 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 in succession.
Assemble editing from an external source, for example from
a video movie camera, can be performed in the same way.
Recording unit (this VCR)
Front Rear
Video movie camera Other VCR
Preparations
e Connect a video movie camera or a VCR to this VCR with
an audio/video cable or a 21-pin Scart cable, as shown in
the illustration.
® 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) “AT”, “A2” or “A3” according to the socket(s)
on the VCR to which the source unit has been connected.
At: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket @
A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket 6)
e Make sure that “AV2" is set to “VOR/SAT”.
(See page 39.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket (3 and
Audio Input sockets @ on the front panel of the this
VCR
e Use the L connector for operations in the normal
(monaural) mode.
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Operations
1 Press the Play button é to start playback.
2 _ At the 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 @ 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 At the 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.
Album Function
The album function lets you collect desired scenes (both To Change the Recording Time:
moving and still pictures) and create the equivalent of a After step 1 or 3, press the INDEX
photo album, but on video cassette. The pictures can be Pl or INDEX Ha button E) to
“copied onto the cassette from a video movie camera, a change the recording time. You О
digital still camera or another VCR for any desired time that can set any time between “3” and indication when ine recording
you can preset. “20” seconds.
Recording unit (this VCR)
Recording unit (this VCR)
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Hints:
e |f you connect a digital still camera, use a camera
equipped with the video output socket. Use the cable
supplied with the still camera to connect it. For details, also
read the operating instructions of the equipment to be
| Ф connected.
e |f you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for more
than 5 minutes in step 1 or 3, the VCR automatically
| я ja switches over to the stop mode to protect the video heads.
Digital still Video movie In this case, press the STILL ALBUM button $ again to put
camera camera the VCR in the recording pause mode again.
e |f you want to add background music or narration to the
scenes recorded with the album function, perform Audio
Dubbing as explained on the next page.
e Depending on the output system of the digital still camera,
Preparations o | the pictures may not be recorded correctly.
e Connect a digital still camera, a video movie camera or
another external source to the Video Input socket (5 and
Audio Input sockets @ on the front panel of this VCR.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Insert a cassette with intact erasure prevention tab.
Operations
1 Press: the STILL ALBUM
button @ on the remote
control to put the VCR in the
recording pause mode.
e The VCR automatically selects the AV Input (external
input) “A3” and then switches over to the recording
pause mode. The figure for the preset recording time
(seconds) appears on the VCR display. The initial
setting is “05” (5 seconds).
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2 Start playback on the source unit to search for the point
from which you want to copy onto this VCR.
3 When that point is reached,
| press:the STILL ALBUM
button @ on the remote
control of this VCR again to
start recording.
The VCR records the picture (and sound) for 5 seconds
and then automatically switches over to the recording
pause mode.
4 Repeat above steps 2 and 3 to record other scenes in
| succession.
5 When you have recorded ail desired scenes, press the
Stop button @ to finish recording.
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Audio Dubbing
The audio dubbing function lets you record new sound onto
the normal (mono) audio track. Although this erases the
original sound on the normal audio track, the sound on the
Hi-Fi audio tracks remains unchanged. Use this function to
add narration or background music to a previously made
recordings.
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Preparations
e Connect the audio equipment or a video movie camera to
this VCR with an audio cabie.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Insert the cassette on which the audio dubbing is to be
performed, and make sure that its erasure prevention tab is
not broken out. |
e Press the INPUT SELECT button €) to select the AY Input
(external input) “A1”, “A2” or "A3" according to the socket(s)
on the VCR to which you have connected the source unit.
At: When connected to the AVi 21-pin Scart socket @
A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket 63
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to VCR/SAT"”.
(See page 39.)
A3: When connected to the Audio Input sockets @ on the
front panel of this VCR
e Use the L connector for operations in the normal
(monaural) mode.
Operations
1 Press the Play button & on this VCR to start playback to
search for the point from which you want to start audio
dubbing.
2 At the point from which you want to perform audio
dubbing, press the Pause/Still button € on this VCR to
put it in the still playback mode.
3 Press the A.DUB button on this VCR to put it in the
recording pause mode.
4 Start playback on the source unit
so that you can hear the sound.
5 When you reach the point from
which you want to start audio
dubbing, press the Pause/Still button €3 on this VCR
again to start recording the new sound or start your
narration.
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6 Atthe point where you want to stop audio dubbing,
press the Stop button © to finish recording.
Hints:
e The new sound is recorded on the normal audio track. The
original sound remains on the Hi-Fi audio tracks. The
sound recorded on the normal audio track is always in
mono.
e For audio dubbing with narration, you can use the built-in
microphone of the connected video movie camera.
e lo listen to the sound recorded with audio dubbing, press
the AUDIO button @® during playback to select the normal
audio track. (For details, refer to page 38.)
® To listen to the sound recorded with audio dubbing
together with the original sound, first set “Audio mode”
to “MIX” (for details, refer to page 40) and then
press the AUDIO button $ during playback to select the
mixed sound.
Audio Dubbing on a Panasonic Hi-Fi VCR
General
e The VHS format allows audio dubbing only on the normal (mono) audio track, as the Hi-Fi audio tracks cannot be
re-recorded without erasing the video signal.
e This VCR's audio dubbing function features automatic recording volume level adjustment, and manual adjustment is
not passible. Therefore, when performing audio dubbing on this VCR, the volume level must be considered in advance.
If necessary, make a trial audio dubbing on another tape containing some unneeded recording, to ensure that the
volume level of the audio dubbed sound will be satisfactory.
A. Audio Dubbing and then Playing Back the Audio-Dubbed Mono Sound Alone
1 Press the INPUT SELECT button @ to select the AV input terminal to which the audio dubbing source unit is
connected.
2 Press the Play button @ to search for the tape position at which the audio dubbing is to start.
3 Press the AUDIO button (B repeatedly until the “——" indication appears.
e The normal audio track is now selected. |
4 Press the Pause/Still button @ at this position.
5 Press the A.DUB button @ to switch the VCR over to the audio dubbing mode.
6 Press the Pause/Still button @ to start audio dubbing.
7 After audio dubbing has been completed, rewind the tape, play it back and make sure that the normal audio track is
selected (see step 3 above).
8 Check if the audio dubbing was performed to your satisfaction.
B. Audio Dubbing and then Playing Back the Audio-Dubbed Mono Sound and Original
Hi-Fi Sound Together (Hi-Fi Mix Function)
1 Press the INPUT SELECT button @ to select the AV input terminal to which the audio dubbing source unit is
connected.
Press the Play button & to search for the tape position at which the audio dubbing is to start.
Press the AUDIO button @& repeatedly until the “L R” indication appears.
e The Hi-Fi audio tracks are now selected.
Press the Pause/Still button @ at this position.
Press the A.DUB button @ to switch the VCR over to the audio dubbing mode.
Press the Pause/Still button @ to start audio dubbing.
After audio dubbing has been completed, rewind the tape, play it back and set “Audio mode” to “MIX”. (For details, refer
to:page 40.)
Check if the audio dubbing was performed to your satisfaction. The original sound and the new sound are heard
simultaneously (mixed together).
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C. Externally Mixing the Sound from the Hi-Fi Tracks with the New Sound for Audio
Dubbing and then Playing It Back (To produce audio-dubbed tapes for playback on mono VCRs)
Press the INPUT SELECT button @ to select the AV input terminal to which the audio dubbing source unit is
connected.
Press the Play button @ to search for the tape position at which the audio dubbing is to start.
Press the AUDIO button repeatedly until the “L R” indication appears.
Press the Pause/Still button € at this position.
Press the A.DUB button () to switch the VCR over to the audio dubbing mode.
e Input both the original signals of the Hi-Fi tracks (from the AV1, AV2 or the Audio Output sockets) and the new sound
into a mixing console (optional), and then input the mixed sound back into the VCR (via the AV1, AV2 or AV3 socket)
for audio dubbing.
6 Press the Pause/Still button @ to start audio dubbing.
7 After audio dubbing has been completed, rewind the tape, play it back and press the AUDIO button @@ repeatedly until
the “——" indication appears.
e The normal audio track is now selected.
8 Check if the audio dubbing was performed to your satisfaction. The original sound and the new sound are heard
simultaneously (mixed together).
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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
Download or 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
e 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
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2 Press the Cursor buttons
Owner ID
(AY >) €) to select
“Tuning” and “Manual” in this
order.
3 Press the OK button €3 to
display the list of tuned TV
stations.
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4 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY) E to select the TV
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to a different programme position.
5 Press the OK button & to display
the Manual Tuning menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons Tuning
(AY <>) © to select the Dos
entry field for “Pos”.
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7 Press the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the 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 a TV
Station
1 Press the MENU button © to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A V <>) @ to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
4 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) € to select a
programme position whose
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menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) 6 to select the entry REE
field for “Name”. E
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7 Use the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) €) and OK button 63
to enter the station name.
e |f ine station name needs a blank space,
select the blank between “Z” and “+”.
8 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
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 (4 Y <>) € to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button @ to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
4 Press the Cursor buttons
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5 Press the OK button € to display
thé Manual Tuning menu.
6 Press the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the channel number of the
desired TV station.
e Walt a few moments until the
desired TV station has been
tuned.
7 Pressthe 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 (A Y <>) € to select the entry field for “Channel”.
To Select the Type of Sound to Be Heard/
Recorded
1 Press the MENU button €3 to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €$ to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button @ to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
“4 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) © to select the
desired TV station.
5 Press the OK button @& to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
| 6 Press the Cursor buttons (4 V <>) & to select the
eritry field for “NICAM”.
7 Press the Cursor buttons (AY)
@& to select “AUTO”.
e When you record a
programme which is
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.
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8 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
Making changes to the programme list
(stored on the programme positions of the
VCR)
* 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.
If downloading of the setup data has been performed, only
the instruction indication “Delete” appears.
‘1 Press the MENU button @ to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y >) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to eterna
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4 Press the Cursor buttons
(AV >) & 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 (Ada):
Press the DATE button (+, green) (Y.
To move a TV station to another programme position
(Move);
Press the ON button (+, yellow) 68,
and then use the Cursor buttons (A Y) ©
to select the new programme position to
which you want to assign the TY station.
6 Press the OK button €$ to conclude the setting.
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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.
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Restarting the Auto Setup or Download (Q Link)/Resetting
the VCR to the Shipping Condition/Changing the Owner ID
Performing Auto Setup or Download 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 Main menu
(A Y « >) ED to select Timer record Manual
“ AA ct Display —. Auto-Setup Restart
Tuning and Auto-Setup Tuning Download
Clock
Functions =
Satellite Owner ID
Restart” in this order. Shipping condition
3 Press the OK button € to prepare for Auto Setup start.
4 Press the OK button € again to
actually start the Auto Setup.
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To Restart the Download
To perform the Download again, follow the operation steps
below.
1 Press the MENU button €& to
display the Main menu on the
TV screen. Main menu
Timer record Manual
Display Auto-Selup Restart
Tuning Download
2 Press the Cursor buttons cm shippins condition
(A Y >) @ to select “Tuning” || same Owner ID
and “Download” in this order.
3 Press the OK button €3 to prepare for Download start.
4 Press the OK button €3 again to
actually start the Download.
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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 <>) €9 to select “Tuning”
and “Shipping condition” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to NT
prepare for resetting the VCR Timer record. ar —
to the shipping condition.
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{Owner ID
4 Press the OK button € two more
times 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 TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y >) Y to select “Tuning”
and “Owner ID” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to ae
prepare for changing the Auto-Sotup Restart
Owner ID. Pownioad
e The Owner ID menu appears. Functions o ЦЕя
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4 Use the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the current “PIN number”.
e After entering the correct “PIN nr an
number, you can change the House Mo: — BRACKNELL:+:+
“Name”, “House No” and Posi cole: Рен OPT ANA
“Post code”.
5 Press the OK button & to conclude the setting.
6 Use the Cursor buttons (& V <>) &, Numeric buttons
@ and the OK button €B 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.
e After 30 seconds, this menu automatically disappears.
Setting the VCR's Clock
‘Usually, the VCR's Auto Setup or Download function To Activate the Automatic Time Correction
automatically adjusts the clock to the correct time. Function
Under some reception conditions, however, the VCR cannot
set the clock automatically.
In this cass, follow the operation steps below to manually set
the clock.
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.
To Manually Adjust the Clock
a 2 Pressthe Cursor buttons (4 Y) €9 to select “Clock”.
1 Press the MENU button €3 to display e The Clock setting menu
the Main menu on the TV screen. | appears on the TV.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (AVY) @
3 Use the Cursor button (>)
to select “Clock”. enn — lamas or @ to Move to the Clock Atomen ON
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appears on the TV. — the Cursor buttons (4 Y) @ Sut
to set “Automatic” to “ON”.
3 Use the Cursor button (») € to move to the Clock 4 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
setting menu, confirm that “Automatic” is set to “OFF”, e Under adverse reception conditions, etc., the
and then press the OK button 6. 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
4 Use the Cursor buttons
(AY 4») @ to set the date and
“|| Automati OFF
time. [fome : лол possible to activate this function.
e Instead of the Cursor buttons |
(AY >) ©, you can also use 5 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
the Numeric buttons @ to set the
date and time. (Set the VCR/TV
switch ED to “VCR”.)
5 Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
6 Press the EXIT button € 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.
e 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”,
id 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.
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Other Convenient Functions (Various Settings)
Settings for the Main Menu Item
“Display”
For Automatic Display of the Channel
Guide on the TV Screen Each Time You
Change the Programme Position
1 Press the MENU button & to
display the Main menu on the ¡ME o
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TV screen. Display OSD 14:3
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Functions
2 Press the Cursor button Satellite
(AV <>) © to select “Display”,
“Channel Guide” and the entry
field for “Channel Guide” in this
order.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) (==
€) to select “ON”.
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with the Channel button ©,
the Channel Guide indication Channel Guide indication
appears for a few seconds.
Set the VCR/TV switch €) to VCR”.
4 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
For Automatic Display on the TV Screen of
the TV Station Information, etc.
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
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2 Press the Cursor buttons Timar record [Channel Guido :OFF
(AY <>) @ to select “Display”,
“OSD” and the entry field for
“OSD” in this order.
VCR display ;CIMMED
3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) € to select “4:3”, “OFF”
or “16:9”.
Normally set to “4:3”.
e When using wide type of TV screen and selecting
the wide screen mode on the TV setting, indications
do not appear.
Therefore, set to “16:9”.
e Even if setting to “16:9”, indications may be cut off
depending on the TV.
OFF: No indications appear.
4 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
5 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 6, the following
indications appear on the TV screen.
(1) TV station name | © ®
@ NICAM or MONO Indicator Emre
Automaatic indication of the type of
sound system which the programme
being watched (NICAM/MONO) is
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broadcast.
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manual tuning, “MONO” is always © ©
displayed.
@ 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.
(4 Tape speed Indicator
6) Tape length indicator
At each press of the TAPE button (Bp, the selected tape
length is indicated.
4E-180: For E30, -60, -90, -120 and -180 tapes
E-195; For E195 tape
E-240: For E240 tape
Е-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 О
Rewind <q
Fast Forward >>
Playback >
Recording 0
Recording pause DN
Repeat Playback R
Audio Dubbing ADUB
@ Present time/Tape counter/Remaining tape time/Index
Search/One-Touch Recording (OTR)
/Playback OffTimer Function
Present time 17:24:31
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:
e |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 (2) do not appear.
e Some of the above indications do not appear when using
NTSC tapes.
| For Automatic Change of the Brightness Settings for the Main Menu Item
of the VCR Display When the VCR Is A ane”
‘Switched Off Functions
1 Press the MENU button @ to display the Main menuon To Set the Type of External Source
the TV screen. Equipment that Is Connected to the
AV2 21-pin Scart Socket
Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons
(AV <>) © to select “Display”,
“VCR display” and the entry
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OSD :4:3
field for “VCR display” in this
order. 2 Press the Cursor buttons er
(AV <>) € to select Remote: VOR 1
a. “Functions”, “AV2” and cick ra
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) € to select the desired “DECODER”, “TIMER” or Satellite
condition. “VCR/SAT” in this order. |
e When the VCR is switched off, the brightness of the
VCR display is as follows: 3 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) € to select the type of
ON: Indications are brightly lit. external source equipment which is connected to
DIMMED: Indications are dimly lit. the VCR's AV2 21-pin socket.
4 Press the OK button @ to conclude the setting. ° Sot The exlema Source equipment 26
5 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display. TIMER: ht) e fun Ni men 2
o linked timer recordings.
(See page 23.)
VCR/SAT. When another VCR or a satellite
receiver is connected.
4 Press the OK button @ to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
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To Set the Remote Control Mode
1 Press the MENU button €3 to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Main menu
2 Press the Cursor buttons Timer record AVE DECODEA
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“Functions”, “Remote” and Clock = SQPB: AUTO
Functions
“VCR 1/YCR Zin this order. Satelite
3 Press the Cursor buttons (AY) ® to select the desired
remote control mode.
VCR 1: Select this setting on both the VCR and the
remote control for normal use with one VCR.
VCR 2: Select this setting on both the VCR and the
remote control when using this VCR and
another Panasonic VCR in the same place.
This ensures that you can operate both VCRs
independently with their respective remote
control,
it also allows you to operate both VCRs with a
single remote control, simply by changing the
remote control mode on the remote control.
4 Press the OK button €.
5 Press the OK button € again.
6 To change the remote control mode on the remote
control itself, change the position of the VCR 1/2 switch
O to match the setting made in step 3 above. If these
settings are not matched, the remote contro! cannot be
used to operate the VCR.
7 Press the EXIT button & to exit the On Screen Display.
To Set the Audio Mode to Be Used During
Playback
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons Main nen
(AY >) Y to select бод БЕСООЕЙ
“Functions”, “Audio mode” and ||? audio mode: NORMAL
“NORMAL/MIX” in this order. Functors OL TP
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3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €9 to select the type of
audio mode to be used during playback.
NORMAL: Normally set to this position.
MIX: Use this setting when playing back a
cassette tape on which audio dubbing has
been performed. The Hi-Fi sound track with
the original sound and the normal sound
track (mono) with the audio-dubbed sound
are played back together.
4 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT button €) to exit the On Screen Display.
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To Play back Tapes Recorded in the S-VHS
Format
(SQPB=S-VHS Quasi Playback)
1
Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons ATA
(A Y >) to select Dem dar AVE: DECODER
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“Functions”, “SQPB” and Tuning” lls di mode: NORMAL
Clock
“AUTO/ON/OFF” in this order. Funcllons
Satellite
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) 69 to select “AUTO”,
“ON” or “OFF”.
Normally set to “AUTO”,
VCR automatically detects the format in which the
recording was made and selects the same format for
playback. However, picture distortion may appear.
Therefore, set to “ON” or “OFF”.
ON: Use this setting when playing back a
casselte tape recorded in the S-VHS format.
e Noisy playback pictures may appear
depending on the type of tape used.
e|t is not possible to fully obtain the high
resolition that S-VHS is capable of.
elt is not possible to record in the S-VHS
format with this VCR.
OFF: Use this setting when playing back a
cassette tape recorded in the VHS format only.
Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button @) to exit the On Screen Display.
Glossary
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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 thesa 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) Some TV stations may send signals to your VCR which
will change the time or date etc. for a timer recording that
you have programmed with PDC. The signal
automatically updates the timer programme to record at
the re-scheduled time and date. When this happens, the
РОС status indicator changes to “ON”. Although it is not
possible to alter the timer programme once this has
happened, it is still possible to delete the programme
completely, if you wish to.
(7) 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 KB.
e The NICAM stereo sound can only be recorded on the
Hi-Fi audio tracks.
e If, 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 35.
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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Q Link Function
This function works only if the VCR is connected via a fully-
wired 21-pin Scart cable to a TV featuring the Q Link or
similar function.
Q Link offers the following functions:
(1) Download from the TV
When you connect the VCR to a TV, the station list data
is automatically copied from the TV to the VCR, and the
TV stations are assigned to the programme positions on
the VCR in the same order as onthe TV.
Direct TV Recording
By simply pressing the DIRECT TV REC button @, you
can at once record the same programme that you are
watching on the TV.
TV/VCR Auto Power On
Even if the TV and the VCR are off (standby mode),
pressing the Play éB, VIDEO PLUS+ é or PROG./
CHECK button {pp automatically turns on both the TV
and the VCR.
e When a cassette with a broken erasure prevention tab
is in the VCR, it turns on and starts playback. The TV
also turns on.
VCR Auto Power Off
When you turn the TV off, the VCR is turned off as well.
However, this function only works during rewinding, in
the stop mode, or when no cassette is inserted.
If the VCR receives the Auto Power Off command while it
is rewinding the tape, it turns off after the rewinding has
been finished.
This function does not work during the following
operations:
Preset Download, Auto Setup, Auto Clock Setting and
Manual Tuning.
(2)
*(5) On Screen Display Messages
When you are watching a TV programme, the following
VCR messages appear on the TV screen to inform you
of the VCR's condition:
Message Message appears when:
This programme has
already started
Set VCR to timer
standby mode
A timer recording has just started.
The VCR is not in the timer standby
mode 10 minutes before the
programmed recording start time of
a timer recording (message
appears every minute during these
___10minutes). __—
The VCR-ON/OFF Q, Play 63,
EJECT @ or SEARCH button ©
was pressed, although the VCR is in
the timer standby mode.
The VCR-ON/OFF Q), Stop O, REC/
OTR O), Pause/Still Y (Pause/Slow
@). VIDEO PLUS+ @ or AUDIO
button Bp was pressed while the
o VCR is in the timer recording mode.
e Depending on the type of TV used, the above
messages may not appear correctly.
VCRs in timer —
standby mode
VCR is in timer
recording mode
* The above operations marked with asterisk are only
available if the VCR is connected to a TV featuring
the Q Link or the DATA LOGIC function.
Crystal View Control (CVC)
The crystai 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,
1 3 5 7 8 11 19 15 17 18
WAPA RRA LP CP LP UP LA 21
LA PP UE LE UP LP AP LP AP
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 1B 20
AV1 Scart Socket (for Q Link connection)
1 Audio output CH2 (R)
2 Audio input CH2 (R)
3 Audio output CH1 (L)
4 Audio ground
5 Blue ground
6 Audio input CH1 (L)
7 Blue
8 Switching voltage
9 Green ground
10 Q Link data
11 Green
AV2 Scart Socket
1 Audio output CH2 (R)
2 Audio input CH2 (R)
3 Audio output CH1 (L)
4 Audio ground
5 Blue ground
6 Audio input CH1 (L)
7 Blue
8 Switching voltage
9 Green ground
10 Control signal
11 Green
12 No connection
13 Red ground
14 Blanking ground
15 Red
16 Blanking
17 Video output ground
18 Video input ground
18 Video output
20 Video input
21 Ground
12 Reserved
13 Red ground
14 Blanking ground
15 Red
16 Blanking
17 Video output ground
18 Video input ground
19 Video output
20 Video input
21 Ground
The Red, Green and Blue (RGB) video signals are looped
through only from an external source unit, for example from a
connected a pay-TV decoder, i.e. they are not from tape
playback.
Before Requesting Service
Before requesting service, please check the following points.
€ On Sareen Display Messages
The error messages are given in brackets [ ].
[Please insert video tape!]
æ You pressed the REC button € (REC/OTR button @),
the DIRECT TV REC button @, the Play button @, the
Fast Forward button €, the Rewind button @ or the
SEARCH button €9 when no cassette was inserted in
the VCR.
You pressed the TIMER REC button @ when no
cassette was inserted in the VCR with timer recording
programmed.
Insert a video cassette.
[Please use tape with unbroken recording tab !]
= You pressed the REC button @ (REC/OTR button @) or
the DIRECT TV REC button Q when a cassette with a
broken out erasure prevention tab was inserted in the
VCR.
You pressed the TIMER REC button €) when a cassette
with a. broken out erasure prevention tab was inserted
in the VCR with timer recording programmed.
Ingert 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]
ww 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]
ww 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]
« 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”
my The AC mains lead is disconnected.
Connect the AC mains lead securely.
“The VCR display is illuminated, but the VCR does not work
correctly”
w= The VCR is in the timer recording standby mode.
Press the TIMER REC button & to cancel the standby
mode.
wr 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.”
в” The RF output channel is set to [——].
Change the RF output channel to a channel other than
[——]. (See page 11.)
“Auto clock setting does not work correctly.”
mw Teletext information is not available or cannot be read.
Set the clock manually.
“Download cannot be performed.”
= The VCR is not connected to a TV equipped with the
Q Link (or a similar) function vía a fully-wired 21-pin
Scart cable.
Be sure to use a fully wired 21-pin Scart cable to
connect the VCR to a TV with the Q Link (or a similar)
function.
& 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.”
= The tracking adjustment is not correct.
Adjust the tracking. (See page 44.)
w The TV's video playback channel has not been tuned
correctly.
Re-tune the video playback channel.
w= The video heads are clogged or worn.
Consult your dealer for advice.
1 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.
mw SQPB setting is not correct.
Set SQPB setting corectly. (See page 40.)
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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 [8 indication flashes”
wr 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.”
ww 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
instaliation of the aerial.
= No programme was recorded because the VCR is not
tuned correctly.
Tune it correctly.
No programme was recorded because the AV input
(A1, A2 or A3) was selected on the VCR.
Select the programme position of the desired TV
programme.
“Timer recording does not work correctly.”
mz Time and date are not set or they are set incorrectly.
Set the time and date correctly.
w The starting time or ending time of the timer recording
were not programmed correctly.
Set the starting time or ending time correctly.
mw The VCR was not put in the timer recording standby
mode.
After programming a timer recording, press the
TIMER REC button é 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”
w= The correct AV input (At, A2 or A3) is not selected.
Select the correct AV input (A1, A2 or A3).
The connections from the external source are not made
correctly. Correct them. (See page 30.)
€ The Remote Control Does Not Work
Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks “ ".
“The remote control does not work correctly.”
= 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.
w= 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.
mw The batteries are exhausted.
Replace with new batteries.
The batteries have been inserted with reversed
polarities (B/S).
Insert the batteries correctly. (See page 6.)
The wrong remote control mode has been selected.
Set the correct control mode. (See page 40.)
@ The Satellite Receiver Cannot Be
Controlled Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks “ ”,
“The Satellite Receiver cannot be controlled.”
ww The Satellite Receiver is not connected correctly to the
VCR. Connect the Satellite Receiver correctly.
1 The settings on pages 14-17 for receiving satellite
broadcasts are not correct. Perform the settings on
pages 14-17 again correctly.
iz The receiver in use is not on the attached list of
compatible satellite receivers.These settings are
supported only by the satellite receivers found on the
attached list of compatible satellite receivers.
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 stili playback, follow the operations below.
During normal or slow playback, TV screen
press the Channel button @ V (—) or [Frm
A (+) until the bars noise disappear. [F==—==—=3" =
e If the noise bars appear during | :
still playback, switch the VCR over
to the slow playback mode and
then adjust the tracking as
explained above.
Playback picture
containing noise bars
To Return to Auto Tracking:
Press the Channel buttons €9 Y (—) 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 € V (~)
or A (+) pressed until the picture stops scrolling.
Precautions:
e 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 quality may be inferior and it
may be necessary to adiust 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.
“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 signats 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 closed 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.
| Keep water away
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 spill any liquid into the
VCR, consult qualified service personnel.
Cleaning the VCR
Wipe the VCR with a clean, dry cloth. Never use any cleaning
fluid 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.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
e If 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.
Tape Care
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.
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Specifications
NV-FJ615B-S
… Power Source:
. Power Consumption:
Video Recording System:
Video Heads:
Audio Heads:
Tape Speed:
Tape Format:
Record/Piayback Time:
FF/REW Time:
VIDEO
Television System:
Modulation System:
Input Level;
Output Level:
AUDIO
Input Level:
Output Level:
Audio Track:
Video Horizontal Resolution:
Signai-to-Noise Ratio:
Dynamic Range:
Audio Frequency Response:
Wow and Flutter:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Standard Accessories:
220-240 \ AC 50/60 Hz
21 W
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,
VIDEO IN (AV3) (PHONO): 1.0Vp-p,
AV1/AV2; 1.0 Vp-p,
RF Modulated; UHF channel (21-68),
AV1/AV2: —6 dBV,
AUDIO IN (AV3) (PHONO); —6 dBV,
AV1/AV2; —6 dBV,
AUDIO OUT (PHONO): —6 dBV,
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 °С--40 °С
35 %—80 %
4.1 kg
430 (W)x87 (H)x 303 (D) mm
1 pc. RF lead
1 pc. Remote Control (EUR571747)
2 pcs. R6 size batteries
1 pc. AC mains lead
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm
more than 10 kohm
more than 10 kohm
less than 1 kohm
less than 1 kohm
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
ID] VQT8563 Central PO. Box 288, Osaka 530-91, Japan
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