Panasonic NVHS860B Operating instructions

Panasonic NVHS860B Operating instructions
Panasonic
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-HS860B
Operating Instructions
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Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product,
VQT8876 please read these instructions completely.
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 it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362.
Check for the ASTA mark «> 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.
If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
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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
B DO NOT REMOVE OUTER 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
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
e There are two types of the AC mains lead assembly:
A and 6) as shown below.
1 Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver.
2 Replace the fuse and fuse cover. -
For your safety, be sure not to connect or handle the
equipment with wet hands.
Press the VCR-ON/OFF button Q to switch the VCR from
on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the
VCR is still connected to the mains.
If you dub still pictures from a conventional analogue
video movie camera or VCR, some picture distortion may
occur in the recorded picture.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks
of Gemstar Development Corporation. The VIDEO
Plus+ system is manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation.
Contents
For your Safety... RR 2
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Checking the Accessories/
Preparing the Remote Control .................e-. we. ..e=esereienas 6
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Auto Setup (For TV without Q Link Functions) ............... 11
Checking the Settings for Auto Setup 12
Removing Interference …......……..……....…<.…ccriersansensennrnsacarancans 12
Preset Download FUNCtION ............….….……..ccccccrsenieeececencecsananee 13
Connecting the VCR to a Decoder/
Connecting the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier ars. 14
Setting after Connecting the VCR to a
Satellite ReCeiVer iirc cree 15
Video Plus+ Codes for a Satellite Receiver
(If CONNECtEA) ......u20coucrenresensessanenaanseranmem en sasanennenaen mem em 100e 18
Setting the Remote Control to Operate Your TV 19
When You Insert a Video Cassette ...........21
Playback.
® To Ensure High Playback Picture Quality
(3D DNR Function) ee ee 23
® To Ensure a Stable and Shake-Free Playback Picutre
Quality (TBC FUNCHON) eevee iene 23
Recording ............e.-....meeeernenanoana ra enan nera nao an inanana anar en enanenama 24
e To Make an S-VHS Recording on a Video Cassette ........ 25
e To Record a VHS Tape with S-VHS Quality
(S-VHS Expansion Technology) 25
® To Select the Recording Duration and Perform Timer
— Recording (OTR Recording) a 26
e Linked Timer Recordings by External Equipments ....... 26
e Programming with the On Screen Display (OSD) ......... 28
Other Timer Recordings and Convenient Functions ...... 29
e Checking, Changing or Cancelling
a Timer Recording Programme .................. eee 30
e To Delete the Tape Library Data ae
e To Restore Deleted Tape Library Data .......................
® To Demonstrate the Tape Library System .....................
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nn - Manual Setup
Tuning and 1 Assigning the TV Stations Available i in Your
Area to the Programme Positions (Manual Tuning)
Restarting the Auto Setup or Download (Q Link)
Resetting the VCR to the Shipping Condition .................
Changing the Owner ID ..............e.e.e====ee=emineeeneneone nene.
Setting the VCR's Clock .................ereemmerecerernaneneearene nee
Other Convenient Functions (Various Settings)
e Settings for the Main Menu Item “Display” ....................
e Settings for the Main Menu ltem “Functions” ................
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Specifications... ————————
Checking the Accessories/
Preparing the Remote Control
Check that you have the accessories shown below E
[_] Operating Instructions
VQT8876
[ | Remote Control
EUR571749
] Quick Start Guide
VQC3770
[ ] Guarantee Card
[] Satellite Receiver List
VQC3772
[ | S-VHS ET Sticker '
(for cassette tape)
[ | Batteries for the Remote Control
R6 size
e The service life of the batteries is
approximately 1 year. However, it
varies considerably depending on
the frequency of use.
e When they are exhausted, replace
them with two AA, UM3, or R6 size
batteries.
[_] AC Mains lead
VJA0733-C, VJA0940 or VJA1022
e When you replace the fuse, refer to page 2.
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eit couldn't be simpler!
Inserting Remote Control Batteries
1 Slide off the battery cover.
2 Insert the batteries with the
polarity (Pp and ©) correctly
aligned.
3 Replace the battery cover.
Notes for Battery Replacement:
e When the batteries are exhausted, remove them
immediately and dispose of them correctly.
e Make sure that the batteries are inserted with the
polarity ( and ©) correctly aligned.
e Do not mix old battery with new battery.
e Do not mix different battery types, i.e. Alkaline and
Manganese.
e Do not use rechargeable (Ni-Cd) batteries.
e Do not heat or short-circuit the batteries.
e 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 contro! becomes
detached accidentally, fit it securely in place by placing it
on the top of the remote control at the position shown in
the illustration below, and pushing it down until it clicks
into position.
e |tis not possible to fit the sliding cover in place by
pushing or sliding it on from the bottom end of the
remote control.
Correct
Connections
RF Input socket
Aerial
RF Output socket (not supplied) |
AV1 21-pin Scart socket
AV2 21-pin Scart socket
Satellite Receiver
F
To AC Mains socket
21-pin Scart socket (TV) Optional Connection
Y
RF lead (supplied)
TV (not supplied)
Aerial Input
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| - AV2 socket ,
AC Mains lead (supplied) | Necessary For TV.
21-pin Scart socket (VCR) with Q Link . AV1 socket
Satellite Receiver (not supplied) To AC Mains
- ~~ F socket
a D
N
Necessary for Connecting a ;
Note:
21-pin Scart leads are not supplied.
If you have a... Connections Comments
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 RF lead B from the RF output of the
VCR to the aerial socket of the TV as shown
above.
VCR and TV e You can also use a Scart lead C as well as the This Scart lead is used for enhanced picture
Only RF connections A and B as shown above. performance and stereo sound (where
e Connect the VCR and TV to the main socket F applicable).
and ensure all sockets are switched on.
e Please go to Auto Setup (page 11) 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 RF lead B from the RF output of the
VCR to the aerial socket of the TV as shown
above.
e |tis 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).
(or DVD Player etc.) shown above.
e You can also connect an additional scart lead E | This additional connection allows you to view the
from the Satellite Receiver to the TV as shown satellite channels independently of the VCR. This
above. is useful when the VCR is being used for
e Connect the VCR, TV and Satellite Receiver to recording another TV channel. Using the Scart
the mains socket F and turn the socket on. lead gives improved picture performance and
e Piease see notes on page 9. stereo sound (where applicable).
e Please go to Auto Setup (page 11) after
completing the above connections.
“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's”, “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
e Connect the aerial A to the VCR's aerial input This is necessary for the correct operation of
socket. the VCR and TV.
e Connect the supplied RF lead B to the VCR's
Aerial Output socket and to the TV's Aerial Input
socket.
TV with Q Link e Connect a fully-wired 21-pin Scart lead (not This is necessary for the Download.
Functions supplied) C to the VCR's AV1 socket and to the
TV's 21-pin Scart socket.
e Connect the VCR and TV to an AC mains socket
F -
e Please see notes on page 9.
e The basic connections are now complete.
Proceed to the page 13.
Hints:
e If the TV set is equipped with a 21-pin Scart socket that features Y/C signal separation, set the Normal/S-Video Output switch
@ to “S-VIDEO OUT” so that you can record or play back in the S-VHS format and use a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable (not
supplied) to connect the VCR to the TV.
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.
*“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.
*s “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)
EE = ___ Aerial
de | (not supplied) A
Aerial Out
erial Output e ВЕ lead B
(not supplied)
RF Input socket
TV (not supplied)
| Ab AU socket ыы . A ~ = „7
RF Output socket
AC Input socket
RF lead (supplied) C
| e Must be connected to
AC Mains lead (supplied) D watch TV 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 11) 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
instructions for your satellite receiver).
e |f you 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 If 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 42.)
e |f you have purchased a new TV equipped with the Q Link function, please see page 13 after making ail the necessary
connections.
Connections (Continued)
Connections and preparations for a TV with S-Video socket.
This VCR uses the S-VHS format that makes it possible to obtain high resolution and high picture quality by using the high-
performance S-VHS video cassette tapes.
The conventional video sockets of VCRs output (input) a combination of the luminance signal (Y) and colour signal (C) which
are recorded on the video tape. The new S (Separate)-Video Socket allows separate transmission of signals in order to obtain
clearer pictures.
The connection with the S-Video Cable can also be used for playback of a tape that was recorded in the conventional VHS
system. The “S” in the “S-Video Socket” stands for “SEPARATED Y/C” not for “S-VHS”.
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.
Aerial Input
socket (D
S-Video
Output
socket @)
— Aerial
(not supplied)
TV with S-Video
Aerial Input Input socket
sockets (notsupplied)
al ;
fi : Aerial Input
AC Input y ел | socket /
a E Aerial Out a RF lead
Audio Output р (supplied)
socket DD
sockets @
\ G S-Video cable > =
N (ler (not supplied) De —
ny.
О on SH ,
Cl ZZ
AC Mains lead er S-Video Input
Audio cables socket
(supplied) (not supplied)
To AC Mains socket
After completing the above connections, proceed to the Auto Setup page (Page 11).
10
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.
VCR Display
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.
Auto-Setup
Auto-Selup
in progress,
please wait.
КЮ co 2:
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 output channel is 28)
To set Owner ID
press 'EXIT' button
If you can see interference on the picture, you may need
to change the RF output channel. Follow the instructions
on page 12 to do this.
3 Press the EXIT button €) on the remote control. The
Owner ID screen will appear. You can complete the
Owner ID now or skip this step and do it later. To do it
later, press the EXIT button €3 again. Your VCR is now
ready to use.
4 To set the Owner ID 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 (<<) €) and the re-enter the correct digit. Make
sure that you will remember the PIN number (make a
note of it).
PIN number: — 846%
Nama: Poe bem doer al bes
House No: «ood amic
Post code: Pereira
5 Press the OK button €3 twice. The cursor moves to
“Name”.
6 Press the Cursor button (>) €.
7 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €9 to select a letter and
then press the Cursor button (») €) 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.
you want to cancel Auto Setup before it has finished
Press the EXIT button €9. You can restart Auto Setup again,
see page 45.
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 €3 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.
11
Checking the Settings for
Auto Setup
Removing Interference
To Confirm that the TV Stations Have Been
Tuned Correctly by the Auto Setup
Function
On Screen Display
1 Press the MENU button & to
Main menu
display the OSD Main menu
on the TV screen.
TV screen
VET
The picture with interference
“| FAuto-Setup Restart
Download
In some cases, interference (lines or patterning) may be
seen on the TV when playing back a video cassette. If this
| [Shipping condition
Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) O to select “| |Cwner ID
“Tuning” and then select
Manual.
3 Press the OK button € to 2 BBC2 20 № ————--
display the list of tuned TV 4 CH4 25 14 === -
stations and confirm that all 6 SAT 3 16 iin.
available TV stations have A
been set correctly. wo II NL
Ch
List of tuned TV stations (example)
4 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
Positions 5 and 6 may differ from the example shown.
If Channel 5 is received, it is usually found on programme
position 5 and a connected satellite receiver on programme
position 6.
If Channel 5 is not received but a satellite receiver is
connected, then the satellite receiver is found on programme
position 5.
Pos Name Ch
List of tuned TV stations (example)
When the station names and/or channel numbers have
not been set correctly:
See pages 42-44 for details.
When no station has been set, confirm all connections of
the VCR again and restart the Auto Setup.
(See page 45 for details.)
happens, follow the steps below to change the video
playback channel (RF output channel) to remove the
interference.
Set the VCR/TV switch & to
“VCR”. VCR displa
Press the MENU button € for
more than 5 seconds. The RF EE
output channel number is chanel ls 28 ехал ple)
displayed on the VCR display.
On Screen Dispiay
Panasonic
VCR
Ch:28
Test pattern indication
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
number. (For example, if the
original channel number was
28, enter 31.)
e Set the RF output channel of the VCR to ——” (RF
OFF) when the VCR is connected to the TV via the 21-
pin Scart cable.
Press the “0” numeric button € or Channel button €)
to display ——.
Indication after changing
the RF output channel to 31
(example)
Die … >68
(RF OFF)
Retune your TV until you
receive the Test pattern
indication. Press the OK button Panasonic
& to conclude the setting. Ch:31
Press the EXIT button €3 to exit
the On Screen Display.
Test pattern indication
The clear picture
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
Pertorm 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 starts 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.
Download
Download in
progress,
please wait,
Position 67
Indication during downloading
2 Setthe VCR/TV switch @ to “VCR”.
3 When Download has finished,
the screen for the Owner 1D
setting menu appears. Press the
Cursor button (>) € and the
Numeric buttons @ to enter a 4-
PIN number: 8464+
Name: reee ia
House Na: + = De
digit PIN number.
e Make sure that you will
remember the PIN number
(make a note of it).
Menu tor Owner ID setting
4 Press the OK button & 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 €3. Repeat this to enter the
name.
7 Enter “House No” and “Post code” in the same way.
8 pPress the EXIT button €3 to make the On Screen Display
disappear.
To Display the Owner ID setting menu
Press the EJECT button (Y 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 Y >) €) to select
“Tuning” and then “Download”.
4 Press the OK button €3 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.
Hint:
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 aTV 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 a TV Already in Use
1 Switch the TV on.
2 Select the AV input on your TV.
3 Setthe VCR/TV switch € to “VCR”.
Downlcad
4 Press the VCR-ON/OFF button
O to switch the VCR on.
Downloading of the setup data
starts automatically.
Download in
progress,
please wait,
Position 67
o Indication during downloading
5 When Download has finished, the
screen for the Owner ID setting
menu appears. Press the Cursor
button (>) €) and the Numeric
buttons O to enter a 4-digit PIN o
number. Postooder 7
e Make sure that you will
remember the PIN number
(make a note of it).
PIN number: BAG
Menu for Owner ID setting
6 Press the OK button €3 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 €. Repeat this to enter the
name.
9 Enter “House No” and “Post code” in the same way.
10 Press the EXIT button €3 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.
14
Connecting the VCR to a Decoder/
Connecting the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier
To connect this VCR to a decoder or a stereo amplifier, make
the connections shown in the illustration below.
For the connection to the TV, see pages 7-10.
For details about the connection, also read the operating
instructions of the decoder or stereo amplifier.
Be sure to keep the VCR, TV and decoder or stereo amplifier
switched off until you have finished all connections.
For your safety, do not connect or handle the equipment with
wet hands.
To Connect the VCR to a Decoder
Decoder here refers to the device used to decode scrambled
broadcasts (Pay TV).
Decoder (not supplied)
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 AV?
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 “AV?” to "DECODER”.
For details, see page 48.
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 AV? socket ®, the TV can
receive RGB signal input from the decoder via the VCR.
To Connect the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier
Audio cable
(not supplied) —
To an AC mains socket
1 Connect an Audio cable (not supplied) to the Audio
Output sockets 63 on the VCR and to Audio Input
sockets on the stereo amplifier.
2 Connect the stereo amplifiers mains lead to an AC
mains socket.
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
16-18.
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”, follow the operations below.
1 Press the MENU button €Y to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y >) €) to select
“Functions”, “AV2”, and “DECODER” in this order.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A ¥) €D to set to “VCR/SAT".
4 Press the OK button €3 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
16-18.
Note:
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
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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.
Preparation
e Set the VCR/TV switch €2 to “VCR”.
Operations
1 Press the MENU button €) to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
Main menu
Connection: : NO:
Position: ——
Tuner type: 1
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) & to select
“Satellite”, “Connection” and “NO” in this order.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (AV) | [FESS
E) to select the type of Timer record
connection according to the
type of socket on the VCR to
which the satellite receiver is
connected.
1| Connection: AVZ
Position: — —
Tuner type: 1
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 pPress the Cursor buttons (4 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 @.
Connection: Av?
Position: ——
Tuner type: “: 4
7 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
8 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
Hint:
e |f 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 42.
Note:
e |f your satellite receiver is not included in the list of
compatible satellite receivers, this VCR cannot control it.
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 C 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
Preparation
e Set the VCR/TV switch €7 to “VCR”.
Operations
1 Press the Numeric buttons @ to select the satellite
channel.
Example:
SAT SAT
To select “SAT 9”: Enter (0) — (0) —
To select “SAT 19": Enter (9 © >
o select “ ”: Enter (0) — —
SAT -
To select “SAT 129”: Enter © — 1) — (2) —_ ©
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.
® 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.
® 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.
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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.
1 Set the VCR/TV switch €3 to “VCR”.
2 Press the VIDEO PLUS+ button
O.
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.
e “——” appears for the
programme position
“——" indication
5 Press the Channel button ®
until the SAT channel appears
in the name column on the
screen.
You can select the AV position if
you have connected your
satellite receiver to your VCR
with a scart cable.
6 Press the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the satellite channel.
7 Press the OK button €3 again to
conclude the setting.
On Screen Display
Menu for entering the PlusCode
| 920126=--
Indication when the PlusCode
is entered
Timer recording
Pos Start Stop SP ,
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC Min
= m— 2000 2130 SP —— 90
Je a A TT —— == ---
nput invalid,
programme position
Warning
message
Start Stop SP ,
ON OFF LP PDC Min
2000 21:30 SP --— 90
Pos
Name DATE
AISAT 5
RESORT TE
Indication when SAT name is
selected
Pos Start Stop SP .
Name DATE ON OFF LP POC Min
AZ SATOF? 20:00 21:30 SP —— 90
Indication when SAT name is
set
Timer recording
Start Stop SP
Pos
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC Min
Indication when the settings
are concluded
8 Press the Cursor button (4) ©
and then the CANCEL button Y
to delete the programming.
Start Stop SP ‚
ON OFF LP PDC Min
SATOT:27/4D We: 60.00: 213088
af e a C0 00 0
Pos
Name DATE
Menu when the programme to
cancel is selected
Pos Start Stop Sp
O
Na
me DATE ON OF
Menu after the programming
has been cancelled
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.
10 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
Your VCR is now able to recognise Video Plus+ Codes for
the satellite stations, ready for when you come to use
them.
Setting the Remote Control to Operate Your TV
This setting procedure allows you to operate the TVs of most The 3 Methods for Switching
brands using the remote control supplied with this VCR. to the AV Input on Your PanasonicTV
® Some TV models cannot be operated with this remote
Your Panasonic TV uses one of three different methods for
control.
switching between TV reception and the AV input(s). Perform
set the VCR/TV switch @ to “TV”. the operations steps listed for the switching methods A, B and
2 Lookup your TV's manufacturer in the list of TVs C below to determine which one your Panasonic TV uses.
compatible with the VCR's remote control on the next
Page. A 1 Setthe VCR/TV switch € to “TV”.
3 While keeping the TV-ON/OFF button € pressed, use
the Numeric buttons @ to enter the manufacturer's code. 2 Press the AV button @ to switch to the AV Input.
If there is more than one code listed for that Each press of the AV button O switches between
manufacturer, try the first code. “TV reception” and “AV Input(s)”.
Be sure to enter the code in two digits.
Example: 01 B 1 Set the VCR/TV switch € to “TV”.
4 Check whether you can operate the TV correctly with the
VCR's remote control. 2 Press the AV button 9.
Colour bars for selecting the AV Input appear on
If the TV cannot be operated properly: the TV screen.
In step 3, enter the other code listed for that manufacturer and
repeat step 4. 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. |
C 1 Setthe VCR/TV switch € to “TV”.
2 Press the AV button 6.
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 (Y, DATE—
button Y, ON— button €) or OFF— button Y to
select the desired AV input.
With the following four buttons, you can move and
select as follows:
Y O: Move left
DATE— @: Move down
ON— €: Move up
OFF— €: Move right
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List of TVs Compatible with the VCR's
Remote Control
Panasonic 01-04 SIEMENS 09
AIWA 35 SINUDYNE 05, 06, 33
AKAI 27,30 SONY 08
BLAUPUNKT 09 TELEFUNKEN 10-14
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
ITT 25
JVC 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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When You Insert a Video Cassette
The Tape Library System makes it easy to check what programmes are recorded on the inserted tape and lets you quickly
select a programme for playback. For further details about the Tape Library System, see page 31.
( When you insert a cassette with an erasure prevention tab: ) When you insert a cassette without
an erasure prevention tab:
— |
(ns soon as you insert the cassette, the Cassette Number Check starts \ (As soon as you insert the cassette,
automatically. Wait a few moments until this check is completed. playback starts and the cassette
On Screen Display VCR display number appears on the VCR display
id for several seconds. However, the
, cassette number and the cassette's
| Checking tape number. | contents (recorded programmes)
do not appear on the On Screen
N Display.
(When loading cassette No. 5.)
N —
Y Y Y V
When inserti NA NC x
en inserting a cassette that The cassette number and tape contents are If you want to cancel the
was recorded on this VCR: not displayed for the following types of Cassette Number Check
When the Cassette Number Check cassettes: midway:
is completed, the cassette number a.New (never used) cassettes. Press the Play 63, Stop O,
and the cassette's contents b.Cassettes recorded on another VCR. EJECT @ or VCR-ON/OFF
(recorded programmes) appear on c. Cassettes whose cassette number was button Q after the check has
the On Screen Display, and the deleted from the Library data. started.
ve number appears on the d. Certain other kinds of cassettes. e No Tape Library data
isplay. e.Cassettes which do not have a programme appears if you cancel the
Content of tapes Page 112 recorded for at least 15 minutes (25 minutes Cassette Number Check.
Title Dale/Catogory in the EP mode) (See page 32.)
ass) Ea Ve 00m In the above cases, the following indications e If you cancel the Cassette
FAH (19:08) Ch 39 Su, 9199 appear: | Number Check midway and
BBC2(19:00) Un then preform recording, a
- ——[]——— different cassette number
| dene” | may additionally be
но recorded on the cassette.
However, this VCR will
oo EE (This indication appears for (This indication appears for automatically cancel the
uu (When loading cassette No. 5.) several seconds.) several seconds.) J added cassette number(s)
when you play back the
NV NY Y tape from the beginning.
To selecta (To perform playback ) To perform playback, recording or some other | N >
programme || without making use function, operate the VCR for the desired FA |
on the . of the Tape Library function. JS
inserted functions, recording
cassette or some other
and start function, press the
playback, EXIT button @ to
See page make the Tape
\ 32. / | Library indications
disappear, and then
operate the VCR for
the desired function.
Pressing the EXIT
button €) is
necessary even if
the TV is not turned
En J
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Playback
Preparations
e Confirm that the VCR is on.
® Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is
selected.
e Insert a recorded video cassette.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is completed.
(See page 21.)
For Normal Playback:
Press the Play button ©.
VCR display
For Cue Playback:
During playback, tap the Fast Forward button €).
e To return to normal playback, press the
Play button @.
e |f you press and hold down the Fast
Forward button €), cue playback
continues for as long as you keep the
button pressed.
For Review Playback:
During playback, tap the Rewind button ©.
e To return to normal playback, press the mA
Play button €3.
e |f you press and hold down the Rewind
button ©, review playback continues for
as long as you keep the button pressed.
For Still Playback:
During playback, press the Pause/Slow button @.
e To return to normal playback, press the Ex
Play button @ or the Pause/Slow button @.
For Slow Playback:
During playback, keep the Pause/Slow button @ pressed
for 2 seconds or more.
e To return to normal playback, press the
Play button @.
Fast-forwarding or Rewinding the Tape
To fast-forward the tape:
Press the Fast Forward button @) in the stop mode.
To rewind the tape:
Press the Rewind button 6) in the stop mode.
e To stop fast-forwarding or rewinding, press the Stop button
©
e To briefly view the picture during fast-forwarding or
rewinding, press and hold down the corresponding button.
To Stop Playback
Press the Stop button ©.
Notes
e Cue, review or slow playback will be automatically
cancelled after 10 minutes, and still playback after 5
minutes.
e During playback function other than normal playback,
horizontal noise bars may appear in the picture, the colour
of the picture may unstable, or the picture may be otherwise
distorted.
When you play back a tape recorded in the LP mode, the
picture may be in black and white.
When you play back a tape recorded in the EP mode, the
picture and the sound may be distorted.
However, these are not malfunctions.
To Play Back a Recorded Part Repeatedly
Press the Play button 63 on the remote control for more than
5 seconds.
The “R” indication appears on the On Screen Display.
e |f “OSD” is set to “OFF” (See page 47), the “R” indication
will not appear in repeat playback mode.
Beginning End of
fi
Repeat Playback Control Signal
PLAY interruption —
(at least 5 sec.) |B 00029
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Indication of the Repeat
Playback mode
REWIND
To Cancel the Repeat Playback Mode:
Press the Stop button ©.
To Rewind the Tape a Little to View the
Same Scene Again
(Replay Function)
If you want to view the same scene again, for example
because you could not catch clearly what a person said,
simply press the REPLAY button 6, to rewind the tape a little
from its present position and play it back again.
The direction in which the tape is rewound depends on what
playback mode the VCR is in when you press the REPLAY
button O.
e |f you press the REPLAY button @ when the VCR is in the
stop, rewind, fast-forward, slow playback, or standby (Off)
mode, the Replay function does not work.
During Normal Playback, Cue Playback and Still
Playback: |
When you press the REPLAY button O, the VCR switches
over to the review playback mode for a few seconds and then
resumes normal playback.
During Review Playback:
When you press the REPLAY button @, the VCR briefly
switches over to Cue playback and then plays back at normal
speed in forward direction from the point where the REPLAY
button @ was pressed.
To Play Back NTSC Video Cassettes on
Your PALTV
(Quasi-NTSC Playback Function)
This VCR allows playback of tapes recorded in the NTSC
system on a normal PAL system TV with the same operations
as usual.
On some TVs, however, the playback picture may roll up or
down.
e If your TV has a V-HOLD control or equivalent adjustment
function, use it to try to stop the picture movement.
To Stop Playback Automatically
(Playback Off Timer Function)
If you set the playback duration, the playback will stop
automatically.
After the set playback time has elapsed, the VCR
automatically stops playback and switches off.
To Activate the Playback Off Timer Function:
During normal playback, press the Play button @ on the VCR
for more than 2 seconds to put the VCR in the Playback Off
Timer mode.
After that, press the Play button €5 on the VCR repeatedly until
the desired playback duration is displayed on the VCR display.
® Repeatedly pressing this button changes the indication in
the following order:
Counter display 30 60
| (normal playback mode) (min.) (min.)
240 < 180 € 120
(min.)
(min.) (min.)
To Stop Midway:
Press the Stop button ©.
Convenient Automatic Functions
VCR Auto Power On
When you insert a video cassette, the VCR switches on
automatically.
Auto Playback Start
When you insert a video cassette with a broken erasure
prevention tab, playback start automatically without having to
press the Play button €.
VCR-off Playback
When the VCR is off, an inserted cassette can be played back
by pressing the Play button €.
Auto Rewind
When the tape reaches the end, the VCR automatically
rewinds it to the beginning.
e This function does not work during timer recording and
OTR.
Automatic Switching Off and Ejection
When the VCR is switched off, and inserted cassette can be
ejected simply by pressing the EJECT button (Y. The VCR will
eject the cassette and automatically turn itself off again.
To Eject the Video Cassette Using the
Remote Control
Keep pressing the Stop button €) for at least 3 seconds.
To Ensure High Playback Picture
Quality (3D DNR Function)
To activate the 3-Dimensional Digital Noise Reduction
(3D DNR) function, press the 3D DNR button 63, so that the
3D DNR lamp is lit.
e When the 3D DNR function is activated, the 3D DNR lamp
is lit.
e We recommend that you leave this function activated for
normal use of the VCR. However, when performing editing,
press the 3D DNR button € to turn this function off so that
the 3D DNR lamp is not lit, to ensure editing with optimal
picture quality.
® The 3D DNR function does not work during playback of a
video cassette recorded in the NTSC system.
To Ensure a Stable and Shake-
Free Playback Picutre Quality
(TBC Function)
TBC stands for Time Base Corrector.
This function improves the horizontal shaking and the stable
distortion in the vertical lines which tend to take place when
tapes are played back.
e When the TBC function is activated, the TBC lamp is lit.
e We recommend that you leave this function activated for
normal use of the VCR.
e The TBC function does not work during playback of a video
cassette recorded in the NTSC system.
e When you cannot ensure high playback picture quality,
press the TBC button @) to cancel this function so that the
TBC lamp is turned off.
e When switching the TBC function, the picture and the
sound may be distorted.
However, these are not malfunctions.
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Recording
Preparations
e 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 €3 to “VCR”.
Operations
1 Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure
prevention tab.
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette
Number Check starts. Wait a few moments until it
is completed. (See page 21.)
e |f it has already been inserted, press the
VCR-ON/OFF button @ to turn the VCR on.
2 Select the TV station using the
Channel button €.
e It is also possible to select by
pressing the numeric buttons @.
VCR display
3 Press the REC (REC/OTR) button
© (@) to start recording.
4 Press the Stop button O to stop recording.
To Select the Desired Tape Speed
Press the SP/LP button 6) before recording.
e SP provides standard recording time and
optimum picture quality.
LP provides double recording time with
slightly reduced picture quality.
EP provides triple recording time with slightly reduced
picture quality.
When the recording in the EP mode starts, “EP” indication
on the VCR display blinks for about 8 seconds.
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 When playing back an E300 cassette recorded in the LP or
EP mode, some picture distortion may occur. However, this
is not a malfunction.
® The recording pause mode will be automatically cancelled
after 5 minutes and return to the stop mode.
e The tape recorded in the EP mode on this VCR cannot be
played back on the other VCR without EP mode function.
e On the other VCR (even with EP mode function), when you
play back the tape recorded in the EP mode, the picture
may be distorted. However, this is not a malfunction.
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 of 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 6.
e 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 ® and select the corresponding
cassette tape length.
See page 47.
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; after that, pressing it
repeatedly changes the indication in the following order:
Clock >Counter———
maine Tape Time€
For certain cassettes, the remaining tape time may not be
displayed correctly.
To Make an S-VHS Recording on a
Video Cassette
For recordings that you intend to play back on this VCR or
another S-VHS VCR, we recommend that you record in the
S-VHS format to take advantage of this system's superior
picture quality. Be sure to use a video cassette bearing the
S-VHS logo.
Insert a S-VHS cassette so that the S-VHS indicator is lit.
Recording is performed in the S-VHS format.
e When a cassette that was recorded in the S-VHS format is
played back on a VHS VCR without S-VHS quasi playback
function, noisy playback picture will appear.
If you want to make a recording in the VHS format in order to
play it back on a VHS VCR, press the S-VHS/S-VHS ET
button @), so that the S-VHS indicator goes out.
e Once a setting is selected, it remains in effect until the
power is turned off.
Note:
e Recording in the S-VHS format is not possible in the EP
mode.
To Record a VHS Tape with
S-VHS Quality
(S-VHS Expansion Technology)
S-VHS ET stands for Super-VHS Expansion Technology.
This function allows recording and playback in S-VHS picture
quality on a normal VHS cassette.
: | Recording ir in y this format i is s only possible i in the SP mode.
© If LP or EP mode is selected while setting up a timer
1 is cancelled.
Insert a VHS cassette and press the S-VHS/S-VHS ET button
@, so that the S-VHS ET indicator is lit.
Recording is performed in the S-VHS picture quality.
e When a cassette that was recorded using S-VHS ET
function is played back on a VHS VCR without S-VHS
quasi playback function, noisy playback picture will appear.
Notes:
e We recommend that you use video cassettes other than
type E300.
e |f you want to record and playback with highest possible
picture quality or store the cassettes for a long time, we
recommend that you use S-VHS cassettes and record in
the S-VHS format.
e if you record in the S-VHS ET format, the picture quality
may not be very good with certain types of cassettes.
To avoid negative surprises, we recommend that you make
a trial recording and confirm that the quality of the recorded
picture is satisfactory.
To ensure optimum picture quality, we recommend the use
of high-quality type cassettes.
® We recommend applying the supplied S-VHS ET sticker to
the label on any cassette that you have recorded using the
S-VHS ET function so that you will be able to distinguish
such tapes from VHS tapes.
© recording, the S-VHS ET indicator turns off and S-VHS ET :
The following table lists the playback formats that are
compatible with this VCR's recording standard.
Cassette Recording Compatible Playback
format Equipment
VHS VHS,
VHS (SP/LP/EP) S-VHS, VHS with SQPB*!
SVHSET | S-VHS*, VHS with SQPB
(SP)
VHS VHS,
(SP/LP/EP) S-VHS, VHS with SQPB
S-VHS SHS
(SP/LP) S-VHS, VHS with SQPB
*1 SQPB stands for S-VHS quasi playback.
** Some models are not compatible.
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. N
Therefore, to prevent accidental EAT
erasure of the recorded contents, es.
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 &, the “E”
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
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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 €3 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 dispiay 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
(min.)
— LL
(normal recording mode) (min.)
| 240 ¿ 180 ¿ 120 ¿ |
(min.) (min.) (min.)
To Stop the OTR Recording Before the End:
Press the Stop button ©.
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 “AV?” is set to “TIMER” mode.
(See page 48.)
2 Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab into the VCR.
3 Press the TIMER REC button & 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 & 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).
e Some external equipments may not work with this function,
refer to its operating instructions.
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:
® 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 28.)
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
e 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.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is completed.
(See page 21.)
e Set the VCR/TV switch @ to “VCR”.
Example:
Programming a timer recording of a TV programme with the
Video Plus+ Code 920126
Operations
1 Press the VIDEO PLUS+ button @ to display the
menu for entering the PlusCode on the TV.
2 Press the Numeric buttons On Screen Display
@ to enter the PlusCode.
e |f you have entered a wrong
digit, press the Cursor
button ( <) €) and then
enter the correct digit.
| §20126~—~--— |
3 Press the OK button € to display the programmed
content.
4 Press the SP/LP button @ to set the desired tape
speed.
® SP provides standard
recording time and optimum
picture quality = HE
LP provides double recording | room on oe
time with slightly reduced picture quality.
EP provides triple recording time with slightly
reduced picture quality.
Regarding the “A” indication, refer to page 29.
Start Sto
Pos sp
Nome DATE UN GRR EP PDC Min
® To extend the ending time or to make any corrections,
use the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) €), the Channel
button DY, the DATE button $, the ON button 6, the
OFF button @ or the SP/LP button Y.
e See page 29 for PDC recording.
5 Press the TAPE button ( to select the
corresponding cassette tape length.
e The tape length is displayed on the VCR display.
6 Press the OK button & again to conclude the
settings.
® To programme additional
timer recordings, repeat
Timer recording
Start Sto
Pos
Name DATE ON oF ГР PDC Min
BBC2 27/10 4 We 20:00 21:30 SP OFF 90
operation steps 1-6. a SORTIE
7 Press the TIMER REC button 6) to switch the VCR
over to the timer recording standby mode.
e Check that “[0" is lit on the VCR display.
If it is flashing, check the timer recording details again.
(See page 30.)
If “——"" Appears under “Pos/Name” after
Entering a Video Plus+ Code (Number)
Pos/Name stands for Programme Position/TV Station Name.
Normally, the name of the TV station or the number of the
programme position is displayed under “Pos/Name”.
However, if the TV station information was not automatically
set during 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 160 10D SP —— 120
position on which the TV programme OR I
to be recorded will be broadcast.
Start Sto
Name D TE ON OF ob PDC Min
“——" indication
After you have entered the information of a TV station, it
remains stored in the VCR’s memory, and you do not need to
enter it again in the future.
To Suspend the Timer Recording Standby
Mode
When you want to use the VCR for playback, normal
recording or some other operation before the programmed
timer recording will be performed, you can temporarily
suspend the timer recording standby mode by pressing the
TIMER REC button € so that the “[{” indication on the VCR
display disappears.
However, after you have finished using the VCR, be sure
to reactivate the timer recording standby mode by pressing
the TIMER REC button €) again, otherwise the programmed
timer recording will not be performed.
Notes:
e |f the VCR is not put in the timer recording standby mode at
the latest 10 minutes before the programmed timer
recording starting time, the “[” indication flashes on the
VCR display. In this case, press the TIMER REC button @
to put the VCR in the timer recording standby mode.
e Recording in the S-VHS format is not possible in the EP
mode.
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Programming with the On Screen
Display (OSD)
This method offers easy step-by-step programming with the
remote control while you view the prompts on the TV screen.
Preparations
® Confirm that the VCR is on.
® Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is
selected.
® Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is completed.
(See page 21.)
e Set the VCR/TV switch € to VCR”.
Example:
Programming the timer recording of a TV programme
broadcast on programme position 2 (BBC2) from 20:00 to
21:30 on 27 October.
Follow the on screen operation guide.
Operations
1 Press the PROG./CHECK button ® to display the
menu for programming timer recordings on the
TV screen.
, On Screen Display
e Alternatively, you can
press the MENU button
& and then select
“Timer record”.
Start Stop SP
ON OFF LP PDC Min
Er ei uc a EEE
Pos
Name DATE
fm Be nl —
2 Press the Channel button () to select the
programme position of the desired TV station.
e As an alternative method, after pressing the
Channel button (Y, you can use the Cursor buttons
(AY) O.
3 Press the DATE button @ to set the date on
which the TV programme will be broadcast.
4 Press the ON button @ to set the starting time.
e When it is kept pressed, the indication changes
in 30-minute intervals.
5 Press the OFF button @ to set the ending time.
6 Press the SP/LP button & to set the desired tape
speed.
e SP provides standard recording time and optimum
picture quality.
LP provides double recording time with slightly
reduced picture quality.
EP provides triple recording time with slightly
reduced picture quality.
Regarding the “A” indication, refer to page 29.
7 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) @ to set POC
to ON or OFF (———).
® See page 29 for PDC recording.
8 Press the TAPE button © to select the
corresponding cassette tape length.
e The tape length is displayed on the VCR display.
9 Press the OK button ¢) to conclude the settings.
® To programme additional
timer recordings,
repeat operation steps 2-9.
Start Stop SP
Pos
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC Min
Bace 27/10 We 20.00 21:30 SP OFF 9
——— la AA es
10
Press the TIMER REC button € to switch the VCR
over to the timer recording standby mode.
e Check that [4] is lit on the VCR display.
If it is flashing, check the timer recording details
again. (See page 30.)
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 é) 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 €) again, otherwise the programmed
timer recording will not be performed.
Notes:
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 “IX” indication flashes on the
VCR display. In this case, press the TIMER REC button 69
to put the VCR in the timer recording standby mode.
e Recording in the S-VHS format is not possible in the EP
mode.
Other Timer Recordings and Convenient Functions
Setting the Recording Date/Day(s)
Perform this operation in operation step 4 (see page 27) when
programming with the Video Plus+ Code, or in operation step
3 (see page 28) 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 ©. 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.
e Programming a timer recording (setting the date) is
possible up to one month ahead of the TV programme’s
broadcasting date and time. Daily and weekly timer
recordings will continue until you cancel them.
— <To Programme within 1 Month>
Example: 1 2..... 31
<To Programme a Daily Timer Recording>
Example: Daily recording from Sunday to Saturday
(Su-Sa).
Daily recording from Monday to Saturday
(Mo-Sa).
Daily recording from Monday to Friday
(Mo-Fr).
<To Programme a Weekly Timer Recording >
Example: Weekly recording every Sunday
Weekly recording every Monday
Weekly recording every Saturday
(Su = Sunday, Mo = Monday, Tu = Tuesday,
We = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday)
Ensuring that aTV Programme Will Be
Recorded until Its End
(Auto SP/LP Change Function)
If, at the start of a timer recording, the VCR determines that
the remaining tape time is insufficient to record the whole
programme, the Auto SP/LP Change function automatically
selects LP mode to ensure that the whole programme will be
recorded. However, if the remaining tape time is still not
sufficient even in the LP mode, the programme cannot be
recorded to its end.
e This function cannot change the recording speed to the
EP mode.
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.
® In case of a timer recording programmed with the PDC
function, if the TV programme continues past the
programmed ending time, the VCR automatically switches
over to the LP mode at that moment. However, in some
cases it may not be possible to record the programme until
its end.
e Use a video cassette on which a few minutes more than the
total length of programmed timer recordings remain,
otherwise the programmed timer recordings may be
performed in the LP mode.
e Be careful that the broadcast times of the TV programmes
set for timer recording do not overlap, otherwise the
programmed timer recordings may be performed in the LP
mode.
e |f the recording speed changes from SP to LP during a
timer recording, some brief picture distortion occurs at that
point.
Condition for correct operation of the Auto SP/LP Change
function:
e The tape length of the inserted cassette must be set
correctly. (See page 47.)
To Activate the Auto SP/LP Change Function: |
In operation step 4 (see page 27) when programming with the
Video Plus+ Code, or in operation step 6 (see page 28) when
programming a timer recording with the On Screen Display,
press the SP/LP button Y to select “A”.
e When you press this button |
repeatedly, the indication changes
in the following order:
Timer recording
Pos Start Stop SP
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC Min
BBC? 27/10 We 20:00 21:30 A YOFF 90
em tte ill i a,
fe aa fe lL
Indication when “A” is
selected
SP > LP —> ="
À <
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.
e The programme starting time must be set correctly to the
starting time listed in the newspaper/magazine.
To Activate the PDC Function:
In operation step 4 (see page 27) when programming with the
Video Plus+ Code, or in operation step 7 (see page 28) when
programming a timer recording with the On Screen Display,
press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>)
E) to make the ON indication appear.
Start Stop SP
ON OFF LP PDC Min
Pos
Name DATE
BBC? 27/10 We 2000 21:30 SP ON 40
Lo ao o TTD ILL
See page 50 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 15-18.
Conditions for correct operation of this function:
® When selecting the programme position, be sure to use the
Numeric buttons @ to select the satellite channel.
Example of selecting satellite programme
positions 9, 19 and 129:
SAT 9: (9-0)-0)
Pos
O: Start Stop SP
ame DATE
SAT 19: 0-9-0 o ZZ II
SAT no rifa A ea ao ro ro
SAT 129: 0-0-0-0 e id ТО
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.
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30
Notes for Programming a Timer Recording of a Satellite
Programme:
e When 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 €D 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 Stop SP
Pos
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC Min
BBC2 27/10 We 20:00 21:30 SP ON 90
Bec, 30/10 Sa de: 00 20:00 LP OFF 60
SAT19 Su 1:00 23:30 SP
BAC? Sus 17:30 18:00 EP ON 90
2 Press the EXIT button € to exit
the On Screen Display.
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 €9 to “VCR”.
1 Press the PROG./CHECK button Q to display the timer
recording programmings on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €) to select the
programming that you want to change.
3 Follow the operations below to change the programmed
contents.
To change the broadcasting station:
Use the Channel buttons @.
To change the date of
the timer recording:
Use the DATE button @.
Start Stop SP
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC Min
27/10 We 20:00 21:30 SP ON ЕТ]
Bac 30/10 Sa 19:00 20:00 LP OFF 60
AT19 Su 21:00 23:30. 5
P --- 150
Вс Su Sa _ 17: 20 1800 EP ON _30
To change the recording
starting time:
Use the ON button @.
To change the recording ending time:
Use the OFF button @.
To change the recording speed:
Use the SP/LP button 8.
To change the setting for PDC ON/OFF (——-):
Use the Cursor buttons (A Y) €).
Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Cancel the Programming of a
Timer Recording
It is not possible to cancel a programming while the timer
recording is being performed.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Set the VCR/TV switch € to “VCR”.
1 Press the PROG./CHECK
button Y to display the timer
recording programmings on the
TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €) to select the
programming that you want to cancel.
3 Press the CANCEL Y) button.
Fos Start Stop SP
Name DATE ón oF
LP POC Min
ВВС? 27/10 We 2% 00 21:30 SP ON 80
FA 30/10 Sa 19:00 20.00 LP OFF 60
A EQU 21100: 28:30:5P. 2160
BBC? Suse 1 30 18:00 EP on _30
Роз Start Stop SP
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC Min
BBC2 27/10 We 20:00 21:30 SP ON. 90
BBCI Jono Sa 19: 00 200 00 AP, OFF „60
rp Aa #0 ПЕНН ie
BBC Su sa a 30 180 00 En ÓN "30
4 Press the EXIT button €3 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 md 7
recording programming lets you 6:07:30 16.10.05 Total (SP) 90
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.
ror
Por]
ШЕИ
Indication for a total timer
recording programming time
of 90 minutes
Tape Library System
This advanced system makes it quick and easy to check the contents of an inserted cassette. It can also be used to quickly find
out which cassette in your collection contains a desired programme. |
Whenever a cassette with an intact erasure prevention tab is inserted, the VCR first performs a brief check and then shows the
number of the cassette and its contents on the On Screen Display. To start playback of the desired programme, simply select it
on the On Screen Display and press the LIBRARY button €.
To index each recorded programme for the Tape Library System, this VCR automatically records the Library data (cassette
number, title“, name of TV station*', recording time/date*?, category*3, etc.) and stores the data in the VCR's memory** when
the recording is performed.
*' In case of a TV station with Teletext information, the title of the TV programme is entered automatically, provided the “Title
page” is correctly set. (See page 43.)
The name of the TV station will be recorded instead of the title if the “Title page” was not set correctly. (See page 43.)
Teletext information may be corrupted due to poor signal condition, in this case the programme position will be recorded
instead of the title.
* The VCR's clock must be set correctly.
* Programme category must be entered manually. (See page 34.)
* The VCR's memory can hold a maximum of 600 programmes with titles of 8 characters (or up to 900 programmes with titles
of fewer characters).
Precautions for Recording:
e We recommend that you use new tapes for recording.
e Each recorded programme should have length of at least 15 minutes in the SP or LP mode.
e Each recorded programme should have length of at least 25 minutes in the EP mode.
e |f you copy a cassette with a cassette number, the tape library data may not be copied correctly. Therefore, the VCR's Tape
Library System may not work correctly with such a copied cassette.
e When a new recording is made over existing recordings on a tape, the original programmes are deleted from the list.
e Before recording programmes, make sure that the tape length is set correctly on the On Screen Display. (See page 47.)
Otherwise, the tape position bar of the Tape Library data does not display the actual tape position. With some tapes, the bar
indication is not accurate.
e The VCR's power back-up system protects the Tape Library data in the memory in case of a power failure and stores it for up
to 5 years when the VCR is not connected to an AC mains socket.
e When the recording is completed and you eject the cassette, the cassette number remains displayed on the VCR display for
approximately 30 seconds. Be sure to write this number on the cassette label.
e When the VCR's entire memory area has been used up by the Tape Library data, or when cassette numbers 1 through 999
have all been used, the indication “Library memory full!” appears on the TV screen for several seconds when recording is
completed. After this, recording is still possible but no new Tape Library data can be stored. In this case, delete the numbers
of cassettes that you do not need any more before making further recordings. (See page 35.)
How to Read the Tape Library Contents
Title:
For a programme from a TV station with Teletext information, Recording Start Time
provided the “Title page” is correctly set. (See page 43.)
Cassette Number
Category:
Manual editing of the programme
category is possible. (See page 34.)
Channel Number
TV Station Name: Content of tape: 5 Page 1/2
Sr”
For aTV programme that was broadcast with Teletext information. Title Date/GAtegory
PSS {Footbal > de, 50400
CT VX18:58
BBC2 (19
We 19.04.00
WY
0H 3D ar >
) Fr 05.
For a TV programme that was broadcast without Teletext
information.
For a TV programme recorded with the Direct TV Recording
function.
Manual editing of programme title or TV station name is
possible. (See page 34.) A0 |
Programme Position Bar: Recording Date
This shows the approximate position of the programme on the tape and its length.
Tape Position Bar:
This shows the approximate present tape position on the inserted cassette.
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To Check the Tape Library Data
To Check What Programmes Are Recorded
on the Inserted Video Cassette and To Play
Back a Desired Programme
First, perform the operation steps explained on page 21.
Then press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €) to select the
programme and then press the LIBRARY button €).
e After the selected programme A в
has been found, the current tape vues, ОНО НН
contents list disappears and rosea a
playback starts automatically.
e When you select the “Find space to record” indication at the
bottom of the On Screen Display and press the LIBRARY
button @), the VCR automatically winds the tape to a
position from which you can start recording.
e When you select the “Intro-Jet Scan” indication at the
bottom of the On Screen Display and press the LIBRARY
button @), Intro-Jet Scan starts. (See page 37.)
To Check the Cassette Number Again If the Cassette
Number Check of a Cassette that Has a Cassette Number
Did Not Work Correctly, or If You Cancelled the Cassette
Number Check Midway:
e Rewind the tape to its beginning.
1 Press the LIBRARY button €).
e The Cassette Number Check starts automatically. Wait
a few moments until the check is completed.
When it is completed, the
cassette number and its Content of tape: 100
contents (recorded Title
programmes) appear on the
On Screen Display, and the
cassette number appears on
the VCR display.
Pb Intro-Jet Scan 44
(Example: When Cassette Number
Check was completed successfully)
If the cassette number does not appear and the following
indication is displayed:
Press the INDEX »» button &
once to start the search for a
programme. When playback
starts, wait a few moments and
then press the LIBRARY button
O.
I Tape ID coud not À
: RL dotoctad ena
e |f the cassette number still does not appear, repeat
this process until it appears.
Hint:
e Even after you have pressed the Cursor buttons (4 Y) € to
select the “Find space to record” and the VCR has located
the tape position from which to make a new recording, we
recommend you to confirm that this tape position is really
suitable, before you start recording.
Note:
e In the case of certain cassettes, for example cassettes
recorded on another NV-HS860 mode! VCR or cassettes
whose cassette number was deleted from the Tape Library
data, the cassette number and contents (recorded
programmes) are not displayed.
To Check on Which Cassette a Desired
Programme ls Recorded
If you press the LIBRARY button @) when no cassette is
inserted, operation steps 1 and 2 below are not necessary. In
this case, start from operation step 3.
1 Press the MENU button € and then press the Cursor
buttons (A Y >) & to select “Tape Library” and “Library
contents” in this order.
Main menu
Restore data
Delete data
Tape Library Demo
2 Press the OK button ©.
e |f a cassette is already inserted, its cassette number
and contents appear. Content of tape: 100
p» Find space to record 44
>» Intro-Jet Scan <<
e |f no cassette is inserted, the lowest cassette number
and its contents appear.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (>) E) to display the
contents of each cassette one after another, and search
for the desired programme. |
Library for tapo: 5
Title
AZ (1082)
BBC1 (4:04)
*x*** (4:15)Ch 39 §
BBC1 (11:20) Bons
Page 1/2
4 After you have found out which cassette contains the
desired programme, insert that cassette into the VCR.
(See page 21.)
5 To play back the desired programme, press the Cursor
buttons (A Y) €) to select that programme and then
press the LIBRARY button €).
e After the selected programme has been found,
playback starts automatically.
To Check the Tape Library’s Contents by 5 To play back the desired programme, insert the
. corresponding cassette.
Cassette Number, Title, Category, or If the cassette that contains the desired programme is
Recording Date already in the VCR, this operation step 5 is not
If you press the LIBRARY button €) when no cassette is necessary.
inserted, operation steps 1 and 2 below are not necessary. In e The Cassette Number Check starts immediately and
this case, start from operation step 3. the list of programmes disappears temporarily until the
check is completed.
1 Press the MENU button @ and then press the Cursor e If the cassette number does not appear on the VCR
buttons (A Y >) 6) to select “Tape Library” and “Library display, see page 32.
contents” in this order.
6 Press the LIBRARY button €9.
Sorting by Tape Number 16/16
2 Press the OK button ©. Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2 e After the selected programme No. Title
Title Date/Category is found, the list of Library
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3 Press the Channel buttons (red) ), DATE button (green)
®, ON button (yellow) @ or OFF button (blue) E - Hint: | |
Pressing the above buttons displays a list of the * If you press the OK button € after performing operation
recorded programmes as follows: step 4, the menu for entering (or changing) a new title and
category appears and you can enter (or edit) a new title
Channel (red) ®: and a category. (See page 34.)
By cassette number
DATE (green) ©:
By title in alphabetical order.
ON (yellow) @:
The list of categories appears.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €) to select the
desired category and then press the OK button
E). The titles are now listed in alphabetical order.
OFF (blue) €:
By date (latest first)
Na. Title Date No. Title Date
- 18801 THON = = ake Е
1 Ad (96:18) 20.01.00
1 AJ (9:23) 2.02.00
1 +#=r++ ( 0:01) Ch 38 1.01.01
mal 1 Fociball 1.02.01
an 1 ITV (12:56) 10.02.00
В Sorting in progress Ц 1 BBC2 (1407) ch 39 10.02.00
В ; В ter : .01.
Lomo? 2258 WEIL] 2 iewst | 342) 2h39 20.01.00
2 var (11:39) Ch39 5.02.
3 BECI ( 958 20.01.00
3 BBCI (11:23 3.02.
BBG (12:11 3.02.00
3 BBCI ( 4:01) 4.02.00
| (By cassette number)
4 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y)
€) to select the desired No_ Title
programme (title). 97 11214 11827 Cha
07 pack
98
90
100
101
101
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+ | 9 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) € to select the desired
To Manually Enter or Editing a Title category and then press the OK button €.
or Category o
a E nro
If you press the LIBRARY button @ when no cassette is Co — =
Old category: News
New tile: FOOTBALL
Ne catagory: Врог!5
inserted, operation steps 1 and 2 below are not necessary. in
this case, start from operation step 3.
1 Press the MENU button €) and then press the Cursor
buttons (A Y >) €) to select “Tape Library” and “Library
contents” in this order. 10 Press the MENU button @.
Library Edit
Tape 1
2 Press the OK button @. | Sate Ra (ova
Oid category: News
New title: FOOTBALL
cNewtitegory = Sporls
3 Press the Cursor buttons (<>) E) to display the
contents of each cassette one after another, and search
for the programme whose title and/or category you want
to enter (or change). 11 Press the OK button @. TT чт
e When you enter (or change) | Ite Date/Category
4 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) ICRA Ae the tie, the vertes, ange) BBC1 (9:07) oe
t lect the desired Twe — — Date/Category ) > 9 РООТВА me
€ to select the desire BBC1 (9:07) Shas 00100 time, which was displayed A3 ( 9:23) Mow | 20200
programme. pero о before, disappears. 5 (0:01) CN39 Be
(929 од изо me SR
12 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
5 Press the OK button @.
e The menu for entering (or
Tape 1
changing) the title and/or Oldie: 43 { 916)
Old category: News
category appears. 5 Naw Ae:
ew category:
6 Press the Cursor button (>) €) to select the entry field
for a new title and then press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) E) and the OK button € to enter (or change)
the title.
e Up to 22 characters can be entered for one title.
e To correct an input error,
press the CANCEL button ©
and then enter the correct
character.
e |f you have entered a fuil 22
characters, you can skip
operation step 7.
7 After you have entered the title, press the MENU button
(37)
“New title” is now selected.
8 Press the Cursor button ( Y) €)
to select “New category”, and
then press the Cursor button
(>) ©.
. Library Edit
To Delete the Tape Library Data To Delete All the Tape Library Data Stored
in the VCR’s Memory
Caution:
The Tape Library system offers a convenient back-up option, 1 Press the MENU button € and then the Cursor button
in case you later regret having deleted the Tape Library data. (AY) to select “Tape Library”.
To have this option available, make sure you know on which
cassette you recorded last before the deletion. If that cassette 2 Press the Cursor buttons (» Y) @ to select “Delete
is not available, record for at least 15 minutes on any data”.
cassette. (25 minutes in the EP mode)
Either of these two cassettes can then be used to restore the 3 Press the OK button €5.
Tape Library that you have deleted. Timer record - |[ Library contents
(To restore the Tape Library data, see page 36.) Ke Restore data
Tuning: 5 = i : Tape Library Demo
i E A
To Delete the Tape Library Data of a Single емо) an daa to
Video Cassette
4 Press the OK button € again.
If you press the LIBRARY button @) when no cassette is LRU LU
inserted, operation steps 1 and 2 below are not necessary In Timer eal || Library contents
this case, start from operation step 3. pay «|| by |
1 Press the MENU button 6 and then press the Cursor
buttons (A Y >) €) to select “Tape Library” and “Library
contents” in this order.
5 Press the OK button @& again if you are sure that you
2 Press the OK button ©. want to delete all the stored data from the VCR's Tape
Library.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (<>) €) to search for the e |f you do not want to delete the stored data from the
cassette whose Tape Library data you want to delete. VCR's Tape Library after all, press the EXIT button ©.
Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2
Title Date/Category
A2(1082) © es PO 6 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
BBC1 (4:04) Bo 020
RAEE (4:18) Ch 39 fue 40200
(11:20) Shorts 8.02.00
4 When you have found the desired cassette, press the
CANCEL button $. Page 1/2
Date/Category
RE Thin 2001.08:
:. Mies = €
BBC! (4:04)
5 If you are sure to delete the cassette's contents, press
the OK button €.
e The cassette's Tape Library
data are now deleted from the
VCR's Tape Library.
DateiCategory
e |f you also want to delete the cassette number from
the VCR's Tape Library, press the OK button €3 again
to delete the cassette number.
If you want to keep the cassette number, press the
EXIT button € instead of the OK button €.
6 Press the EXIT button €& to exit the On Screen Display.
Hint:
e Even if you delete a cassette’s contents from the Tape
Library while that cassette is in the VCR, this does not
erase the actual programmes recorded on the cassette.
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6 Press the OK button €.
To Restore Deleted Tape Library
Data
Caution: |
The Tape Library system offers a convenient back-up option,
in case you later regret having deleted the Tape Library data.
To have this option available, make sure you know on which
cassette you recorded last before the deletion. If that cassette
is not available, record for at least 15 minutes on any
cassette. (25 minutes in the EP mode)
Either of these two cassettes can then be used to restore the
Tape Library that you have deleted.
1 Press the MENU button €Y and then the Cursor buttons
(AV) to select “Tape Library”.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (> Y) €) to select “Restore
data”.
estore date
Delete data
Tape Library Demo
Library contents
3 Press the OK button @.
4 The number of the cassette which you need to restore
the Tape Library data appears.
e Make a note of this cassette
number.
Please insert video tape
No. : 100
5 Insert the cassette which has the indicated cassette
number.
e The restoration of Library data now starts
automatically. It takes some time for this process to be
completed.
Library Restore
Library Restore
Please insert video tape Please insert video tape
No. : 100 No. : 100
Warning--all stored
library data will be lost
Do you want to proceed ?
Checking tape number...
Please wait !
e |f you insert a cassette with the wrong cassette
number, the following indication appears.
In this case, the data cannot
be completely restored,
even if you continue by
performing operation step 6.
Please insert video tapa
No. : 100
No or different
tape number !
Continue anyway?
Please insert video tape
| Restore in progress... |
No. : 100
Festore
successful |
7 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
Hint:
e |f you press the Stop button €) while the Tape Library Data
is being restored, the warning indication “Restore not
successful!” appears.
To Demonstrate the Tape Library
System
1 Press the MENU button € and then the Cursor buttons
(AY) to select “Tape Library”.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (> Y) €) to select “Tape
Library Demo”.
Library contents
Restore data
Delete data
pe Library Dame
3 Press the OK button ©. >
4 Follow the operations on pages
32-35 to demonstrate
checking, editing, or deleting Mikinge: Ч TG
the Tape Library data. „06 sl toner
e Any changes (Library Edit, News digest
Delete) made to the data at | sn
this time are not actually
reflected.
Library for tape: 1 Page 1/2
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5 Press the EXIT button 63 to exit the On Screen Display.
Search Functions
VISS=VHS Index Search System
This VCR automatically records special index signals on the
tape every time a recording is started. The Index search
function makes use of these index signals to let you find the
beginning of a desired programme quickly and easily.
Index signals are automatically recorded in the following
cases:
e When you start a recording by pressing the REC button @,
REC/OTR button @ or DIRECT TV REC button Q.
e When a timer recording starts.
e When you press the REC button €3 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.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is completed.
(See page 21.)
Operation
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 I button €
twice.
® The VCR fast-forwards or rewinds the tape and
searches for the specified index signal (the beginning
of the desired recorded programme).
When it has been found, playback starts automatically.
To Cancel the Index Search or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button O.
Hints:
e Searching in either direction is possible up to the 20th index
signal.
e |f you press either of the INDEX buttons @ too many times,
simply press the other INDEX button ép (indicating the
opposite direction) to correct it. In this way, you can reduce
the displayed figure down to 1.
® The figure on the VCR display decreases by 1 every time
an index signal is located.
Intro-Jet Scan
This VCR automatically records special index signals on the
tape every time a recording starts. The Intro-Jet Scan function
makes use of these index signals to play back the beginning
of each programme recorded on the cassette one after
another at high speed. This lets you quickly and easily check
the contents of a cassette and find a desired programme.
Index signals are automatically recorded in the following
cases:
e When you start a recording by pressing the REC button 63,
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 VCR must be switched on or be in the playback mode.
e Each programme recorded on the tape must be at least 15
minutes long.
Preparation
® Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Operations-(A)
1 Insert a pre-recorded video cassette.
If a cassette is already in the VCR, press the LIBRARY
button @.
® As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette
Number Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is
completed. (See page 21.)
If the “Intro-Jet Scan” indication does not appear on
the TV screen, press the LIBRARY button € to make it
appear.
Content of tape: 100 Content of tape; ---
Title Dale/Catagory Title Date/Calegory
LOGE SE TE ww intro-Jet Scan «4 -
№» Find space to record «+
№№» Intro-Jet Scan « ОГ
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) € to select the “Intro-Jet
Scan” indication and then press the LIBRARY 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 over to high-speed playback (Cue)
for about 10 seconds.
y Beginning of tape Present tape position
Index signal
High-speed Playback(Cue) Fast-forwarding
3 When you have found the programme that you want to
view, press the Play button 63 to start normal playback.
Operations-(8)
1 Press the INTRO-JET SCAN button @ to start the Intro-
Jet Scan with the cassette inserted.
2 When you have found the programme that you want to
view, press the Play button €$ to start normal playback.
To Cancel the Intro-Jet Scan or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button O.
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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
Other VCR
Video movie camera
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.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Insert the cassette on which the assemble editing is to be
performed, and make sure that its erasure prevention tab is
not broken out.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is completed.
(See page 21.)
e Set the VCR/TV switch ép to “VCR”.
e Press the INPUT SELECT button €) to select the AV Input
(external input) “A1”, “A2” or “A3” according to the socket(s)
on the VCR to which the source unit has been connected.
A1: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket @
[AV1 (TV)]
A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket ®
[AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to “EXT”.
(See page 48.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket
[VIDEO IN (AV3)/the S-Video Input socket @
[S-VIDEO IN (AV3Y] and Audio Input sockets
[AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front panel of this VCR
® When connecting a mono type movie camera
or VCR to this VCR's front AV sockets, connect
to the L (white) audio socket.
e Press the 3D DNR button 63 to turn 3D DNR function off so
that 3D DNR lamp is not lit, to ensure editing with optimal
picture quality. |
Operations
1 Press the Play button @ to start playback.
2 4tthe point where you want to join a new scene, press
the Pause/Slow button Q to put it in the still playback
mode.
3 Press the REC button €3 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 steps 4 and 5 again.
7 Atthe point where you want to stop recording, press the
Stop button @ to finish recording.
Hint:
e The new sound is recorded on both the Hi-Fi audio tracks
and the normal audio track. The sound recorded on the
normal audio track is always in mono.
Note:
e |f you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for more
than 5 minutes in step 3 or 6, the VCR automatically
switches over to the stop mode to protect the video heads.
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 photo — After step 1 or 3, press the INDEX |
album, but on video cassette. The pictures can be copied onto »»=1 or INDEX 1-<< button €) to
the cassette from a digital video movie camera, a digital still change the recording time. You В |
camera or a digital VCR for any desired time that you can can set any time between “3” and rs Млет ие recording
preset. “20” seconds.
Recording unit (this VCR) Recording unit {this VCR) Hints:
re — 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
== Eo operating instructions of the equipment to be connected.
[EA by a e |f you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for more
than 5 minutes in step 1 or 3, the VCR automatically
@ switches over to the stop mode to protect the video heads.
In this case, press the STILL ALBUM button {§) again to put
the VCR in the recording pause mode again.
Digital still — Digital Video e |f you want to add background music or narration to the
camera movie camera scenes recorded with the album function, perform Audio
Dubbing as explained on page 40.
® Depending on the output system of the digital still camera,
the pictures may not be recorded correctly.
Preparations e |f you dub still pictures from a conventional analogue video
e Connect a digital still camera, a digital video movie camera movie camera or VCR, some picture distortion may occur in
or another external digital source to the Video Input socket the recorded picture.
O [VIDEO IN (AV3)the S-Video Input socket $
[S-VIDEO IN (AV3)] and Audio Input sockets ©
[AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front panel of this VCR.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Insert a cassette with intact erasure prevention tab.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is completed.
(See page 21.)
e Press the 3D DNR button & to turn 3D DNR function off so
that 3D DNR lamp is not lit, to ensure editing with optimal
picture quality.
Operations
1 Press the STILL ALBUM
button D on the remote
control to put the VCR in the
recording pause mode.
® 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).
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 all desired scenes, press the
Stop button O 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.
Audio equipment or
Video movie camera
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Preparations
e Connect the audio equipment or a video movie camera to
this VCR with an audio cable.
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.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is completed.
(See page 21.)
e Press the INPUT SELECT button 6) to select the AV Input
(external input) “A1”, “A2” or “A3” according to the socket(s)
on the VCR to which the source unit has been connected.
A1: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket 3
[AV1 (TV)]
A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket (9
[AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to “EXT”.
(See page 48.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket 63
[VIDEO IN (AV3)]/the S-Video Input socket 3
[S-VIDEO IN (AV3)] and Audio Input sockets @
[AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front panel of this VCR
e \When connecting a mono type movie camera
or VCR to this VCR's front AV sockets, connect
to the L (white) audio socket.
Operations
1 Press the Play button €3 on this VCR to start playback to
search for the point from which you want to start audio
dubbing.
2 4tthe 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 ¢p on this VCR
again to start recording the new sound or start your
narration.
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6 At the point where you want to stop audio dubbing, press
the Stop button O) 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.
® For audio dubbing with narration, you can use the built-in
microphone of the connected video movie camera.
® To 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 47.)
e 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 49) and then press the AUDIO button
® during playback to select the mixed sound.
Audio Dubbing on a Panasonic Hi-Fi VCR
General
® 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
possible. 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
—
Press the INPUT SELECT button @ to select the AV input terminal to which the audio dubbing source unit is connected.
Press the Play button €3 to search for the tape position at which the audio dubbing is to start.
Press the AUDIO button (p repeatedly until the “——" indication appears.
e The normal audio track is now selected.
Press the Pause/Still button @ at this position.
Press the A.DUB button 6) 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 make sure that the normal audio track is
selected (see step 3 above).
8 Check if the audio dubbing was performed to your satisfaction.
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B. Audio Dubbing and then Playing Back the Audio-Dubbed Mono Sound and Original
Hi-Fi Sound Together (Hi-Fi Mix Function)
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 (Bp 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 49.)
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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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 €3 to search for the tape position at which the audio dubbing is to start.
Press the AUDIO button @B 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 for audio dubbing.
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.
® 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.
If Download from the TV occurs after you have performed
Manual Tuning, the manually performed tuning may be
cancelled.
In that case, perform Manual Tuning again.
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
TV screen.
Main menu
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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 € to
Tuning
display the list of tuned TV Pos Name Ch Pos Name Ch
stations. 2 BBC2 23 12 --——— ooo
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4 Press the Cursor buttons | : a — 1 ——
(A Y <>) E) to select the TV o
station that you want to assign 10 e <= 20 ----- ---
to a different programme position.
5 Press the OK button € to display
the Manual Tuning menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) E) to select the
entry field for “Pos”.
Tuning
Title page
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 €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Enter or Change the Name of aTV
Station
1 Press the MENU button & to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A 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
programme position whose CHE 250 Me ===
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5 Press the OK button €3 to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) €) to select the entry
field for “Name”.
e The character list appears.
7 Use the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) €) and OK button ©
to enter the station name.
e |fthe 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 €Y 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
(AY >) €) to select an unused
programme position.
Pos Name
1 BBC
2 BBC?
3 Tv
4 CH4
5 Press the OK button €) to display |:
the Manual Tuning menu.
6 Press the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the channel number of the | am
desired TV station. Pos
e Wait a few moments until the Channel
desired TV station has been Title po
tuned.
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Title page
7 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
8 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Change the Channel Number of an Already Tuned
TV Station:
You can change it in the same way as explained above.
However, in step 4 select the programme position of the TV
station that you want to change to another channel number,
and after pressing the OK button @ in step 5, use the Cursor
buttons (A V <>) &) to select the entry field for “Channel”.
To Select the Type of Sound to Be Heard/
Recorded
1 Press the MENU button €p 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 (A Y <>) @ to select the
entry field for “NICAM”.
7 Press the Cursor buttons (AV)
€D to select “AUTO”. Tuning
e When you record a Pos
Name
programme which is Channel
broadcast with NICAM sound, | [ Tie page
the NICAM sound is
automatically recorded.
e Select “OFF” ¡f 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.
Press the OK button €B to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Change the Title Teletext Page Number
(Title page)
When recording a programme from your television, this video
recorder has the capability to also record the TITLE of the
programme. This means that you will easily be able to identify
which programmes are recorded on the tape for future
reference.
This is achieved by using information currently provided by
the Broadcasters on the “Title page” Programme guide pages
of the Teletext service.
Currently this information is transmitted by the broadcasters
on the following Teletext page numbers:
BBC1 (page 601), BBC2 (page 602), ITV (page 113),
Channel 4 (page 114) and Channel 5 (page 125).
These page numbers are pre-set on the VCR at production.
Should broadcasters change the page numbers of this
service, you can change the corresponding page numbers on
the VCR by following the instructions below (see steps 1 to 9).
The VCR relies on the accuracy of the information provided
by the broadcasters. Should this information for any reason
be inaccurate or should the broadcasters change the detail of
the information provided, this may result in incorrect
programme titles being recorded. Should this occur, it is
possible to change the titles manually by following the
instructions on page 34.
This is not a VCR malfunction.
In some cases a programme title may begin with the station
name e.g. BBC1/BBC2/ITV etc. In this instance the VCR may
only record the details of the station name and not the full title
of the programme. Should this occur, it is possible to change
the titles manually by following the instructions on page 34.
This is not a VCR malfunction.
e From the Teletext service on your TV, make note of the
page number of the “Title page” service for the required
broadcaster, e.g. BBC1, [TV,—etc.
1 Press the MENU button €) to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A 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 (4 Y >) €) to select the TV
station whose title Teletext page number you want to
change.
5 Press the OK button € to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €) to select the
entry field for “Title page”.
7 Press the Numeric buttons or the | Ш
Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select || Nm sac
Channel
the correct Teletext page number. | | nou : AUTO
Не раде:
8 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
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To Record the Title When Recording a Satellite TV or Pay-
TV Programme:
After performing operation steps 1 to 3, perform the following
Steps:
4 If the satellite receiver e BE
(or decoder) is connected via o == т s >>
21-pin Scart cable: A
Press the Cursor buttons Boo Y о
(AY >) E to select AV2. os
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If the satellite receiver is connected via RF coaxial cable:
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y >) €) to select the
desired TV station.
5 Press the OK button €3 to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) €) to select the
entry field for “Title page”.
e This step is not necessary, if the satellite receiver (or
decoder) is connected via 21-pin Scart cable.
7 Press the Cursor buttons
(AV <>) €) to select “AUTO”.
This VCR records the title when
recording a programme.
If you do not want to record the
title, set to “OFF”.
Tile page —: AUTO:
8 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button €p to exit the On Screen Display.
Note:
e Depending on broadcast signal condition, the titles may not
be got correctly.
Hint:
e |f the start time of a TV programme is not listed on the left
side of the title page of the Teletext page, its title cannot
automatically be entered into the Tape Library.
Making changes to the programme list
(stored on the programme positions of the
VCR)
® To delete a programme position
® 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 (A Y >) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button €9 to
display the list of tuned TV
stations.
4 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) €) to select
the desired TV station.
Indications for Delete, Add
and Move
5 Follow the operations below.
To delete a programme position (Delete):
Press the Channel button (A, red) ®.
To insert a blank programme position (Add):
Press the DATE button (+, green) @.
To move a TV station to another programme position
(Move):
Press the ON button (+, yellow) @,
and then use the Cursor buttons (A Y) €)
to select the new programme position to
which you want to assign the TV station.
6 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
7 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
Hint:
e |f you have performed Manual Tuning to enter TV stations,
the “——" indication may appear under “Pos/Name” on the
On Screen Display when programming a Video Plus+ timer
recording.
Restarting the Auto Setup 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 €p to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons
Main menu
(AY O) to select
“Tuning” and “Auto-Setup
Restart” in this order.
Timer record — ©
Tape Library.
Display :
Tuning,
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Satellite -
Manual
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Press the OK button €) to prepare for Auto Setup start.
Press the OK button €3 again to
actually start the Auto Setup.
To Restart the Download
To perform the Download again, follow the operation steps
below.
Press the MENU button €) to
display the Main menu on the
TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) Y to select “Tuning”
and “Download” in this order.
Auto-Setup
Auto-Selup
in progress,
please wail.
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Main menu
Timer record
Tape Library ©
Display .- :
Tuning
Clock.
Sâtellte
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 ( А Y <>) € to select “Tuning”
and “Shipping condition” in this order.
3 Press the OK button ¢ to
prepare for resetting the VCR
to the shipping condition.
Main menu
Timer record ©
Manual
Auto-Setup Restart
Display. =.
Download
Tuning
Clock 5 5
Functions +...
Satellite” = >
Shipping condition.
Owner ID
4 Press the OK button €) two
more times to actually
change the settings back to the
shipping condition.
e 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.
® 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 >) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Owner ID” in this order.
{|Manual
Auto-Setup Restart
[Download |
Shipping condition
Functions .. ..{[Owner(D
Press the OK button € to
prepare for changing the
Owner ID.
e The Owner ID menu appears.
Main menu
Tape.Library *. =
Display . -
Tuning
Clock . “ .
Functions -
Manual
Auto-Setup Restart
| Download
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Press the OK button € to prepare for Download start.
Press the OK button € again to
actually start the Download.
Download
please wait.
Position 67
Satellite +
4 Use the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the current “PIN number”.
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“PIN number”, you can | Postoode:r PGW SFT
change the “Name”, “House
PIN number; >:
No” and “Post code”.
5 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
6 Use the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) &, Numeric buttons
O and the OK button € to select and change the
desired information.
7 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Display the Owner ID setting menu
Keep the EJECT button @ pressed for more than 5 seconds.
e However, the PIN number is not displayed.
e After 30 seconds, this menu automatically disappears.
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Setting the VCR's Clock
Usually, the VCR's Auto Setup or Download function
automatically adjusts the clock to the correct time.
Under some reception conditions, however, the VCR cannot
set the clock automatically.
In this case, follow the operation steps below to manually set
the clock.
To Manually Adjust the Clock
1 Press the MENU button €) to display
the Main menu on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €)
Main menu
to select “Clock”.
e The Clock setting menu
appears on the TV.
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3 Use the Cursor button (») €) to move to the Clock
setting menu, confirm that “Automatic” is set to “OFF”,
and then press the OK button €.
4 Use the Cursor buttons
(AY >) to set the date and
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time.
e Instead of the Cursor buttons
“Al Date : 16.10.05
(AY >) E, you can also use
the Numeric buttons @ to set the
date and time. (Set the VCR/TV
switch € to "VCR”.)
5 Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
6 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Activate the Automatic Time Correction
Function
If a TV station transmits a signal for time setting, performing
the operation steps below activates the Automatic time
correction function and the time is corrected automatically.
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 ZPressthe Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select “Clock”.
e The Clock setting menu appears on the TV.
3 Use the Cursor button (PP)
€ to move to the Clock
setting menu, and then use
the Cursor buttons (A Y) ©
to set “Automatic” to “ON”.
4 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
e Under adverse reception conditions, etc., the
Automatic time correction function may not work. In
this case, the indication for “Automatic” is automatically
reset to “OFF”,
If the reception conditions improve later on, it may be
possible to activate this function.
5 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
Hints:
e |f “Automatic” is set to “ON” when you open the Clock
screen, do not set it to “OFF”, otherwise, the automatic time
correcting function is deactivated.
® The built-in clock employs the 24-hour system.
e In case of a power failure, an automatic back-up system
automatically maintains the operation of the clock for at
least 60 minutes.
e When “Automatic” on the Clock setting menu is set to “ON”,
the automatic time correction function checks and if
necessary adjusts the time several times every day.
The automatic time correction function only works when the
VCR is switched off; it does not work in the timer recording
standby mode.
Other Convenient Functions (Various Settings)
(1) TV station name
Settings for the Main Menu ltem
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(2) NICAM or MONO Indicator
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Display Automaatic indication of the type of ESM NE
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For Automatic Display of the Channel being watched (NICAM/MONO) is
Guide on the TV Screen Each Time You roads OFF is selected dur тт
РЕ ® is selected during L000,
Change the Programme Position manual tuning, “MONO” is always $ +
1 Press the MENU button € to displayed.
display the Main menu on the | - Guide OFF
TV screen. Topo Lary Е 0 08D :4:3 (3) Sound mode during playback (L/R)
ispla VCR display
Tung. © At each press of the AUDIO button ©, the selected
clone ©} playback sound is indicated with L (Left) and R (Right).
Stereo playback:
2 Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) Y to select “Display”
and “Channel Guide” in this The L and R indications are displayed.
order. Then, select the “Channel Left audio channel playback:
Guide” field. The L indication alone is displayed.
Right audio channel playback:
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) /|:== The R indication alone is displayed.
€) to select “ON”. Playback of normal audio track:
e Each time you change the A Neither L nor R indication is displayed.
programme position —
with the Channel button €), N @ Tape speed indicator
the Channel Guide indication ~~ “anne! Guide indication
appears for a few seconds.
Set the VCR/TV switch €B to “VCR”.
(5) Tape length indicator
At each press of the TAPE button ©, the selected tape
length is indicated.
4 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting. pe or a -120 and -180 tapes
5 BPress the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display. on id о PS 00 tapes
e Even if you have selected the correct tape length, the
remaining tape time may not be indicated correctly
For Automatic Display on the TV Screen of with certain kinds of cassettes.
the TV Station Information, etc. ®
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu
Tape running display
on the TV screen. Stop =
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2 Press the Cursor buttons rn ops Fast Forward >>
(A Y >) © to select “Display” [rime | YOR display :DIVNED
and “OSD” in this order. Then, geek Playback >
select the “OSD” field. Satelite © Recording e
Recording pause 00
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A ¥) €) to select “4:3”, “OFF”
or “16:9”. Repeat Playback R
Normally set to “4:3”. Audio Dubbing ADUB
e When using wide type of TV screen and selecting
the wide screen mode on the TV setting, indications @ Present time/Tape counter/Remaining tape time/Index
do not appear. Search/One-Touch Recording (OTR)
Therefore, set to “16:9”. [Playback Off Timer Function
e Even if setting to “16:9”, indications may be cut off
depending on the TV. Present time 17:24:31
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4 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting. Remaining tape time REMAIN: 2:34
Index Search >> 02
5 Press the EXIT button & to exit the On Screen Display. One-Touch Recording (OTR) OTR 60
Playback Off Timer Function 30
Indications that Can Be Displayed on the TV Screen with
This Function:
At a press of the OSD/DISPLAY button @, the following
indications appear on the TV screen.
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Notes:
® If “OSD” is set to “OFF”, none of the above indications
appear.
e None of the above indications appear during special
playback.
e During playback and when the AV input for the external
source is selected, indications (1) and @ do not appear.
e Some of the above indications do not appear when using
NTSC tapes.
For Automatic Change of the Brightness
of the VCR Display When the VCR Is
Switched Off
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) €) to select “Display”
and “VCR display” in this order.
Then, select the “VCR display”
field.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A V¥) €) to select the desired
condition.
e When the VCR is switched off, the brightness of the
VCR display is as follows:
ON: Indications are brightly lit.
DIMMED: Indications are dimly lit.
4 Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
Settings for the Main Menu Item
“Functions”
To Set the Type of External Source
Equipment that Is Connected to the AV2
21-pin Scart Socket
1
Press the MENU button €) to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) E to select
“Functions” and “AV?” in this
order. Then, select the “AV2”
field.
Picture: AUTO
Remote: VCR 1
Audio mode: NORMAL
S-VHS PE.: AUTO
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select the type of
external source equipment which is connected to
the VCR's AV2 21-pin socket.
e Set the external source equipment as follows:
DECODER: When a decoder is connected.
TIMER: When an external equipment with a
timer function is connected for the linked
timer recordings.
(See page 26.)
VCR/SAT: When another VCR or a satellite
receiver is connected.
Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Set the Colour Mode for Playback
1
Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
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Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) O to select
“Functions” and “Colour mode” in
this order. Then, select the
“Colour mode” field.
AV2: VCRISA
Picture: AUTO
Remote; VCR 1
Audio mode: NORMAL
S-VHS PB.: AUTO
Press the Cursor buttons (A ¥) € to select the desired
Colour mode for playback.
COLOUR: Normally select this setting.
B/W: To play back a cassette recorded in black and
white.
Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Set the Playback Picture Sharpness
(Sharper or Softer)
1
Press the MENU button €p to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons
(AV <>) El) to select
“Functions” and “Picture” in this
order. Then, select the “Picture”
field.
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Clock
Functions
Satelite -
AV2: VCR/SAT
Colour Mode: COLOUR
Picture: AUTO
Remote: VCR 1
Audio mode: NORMAL
S-VHS PB.: AUTO
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to the desired picture
sharpness for playback.
Although the VCR adjusts the picture sharpness
automatically, you can change it, if necessary.
AUTO: To select automatic sharpness adjustment
of the playback picture.
SHARP: To make the playback picture sharper.
SOFT: To make the playback picture softer.
Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Set the Remote Control Mode
1
Press the MENU button €p to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) € to select
“Functions” and “Remote” in this
order. Then, select the “Remote”
field.
Timer record -
“Tape Library
‘Display
Tuning:
“Clack =~ я
Functions
Satellite ——
AV2: VCRISAT
Colour mode: COLOUR
Picture: AUTO
Remote: VCR:1
- |} Audio mode: NORMAL
|] S-VHS PB.: AUTO
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) 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.
Press the OK button &.
Press the OK button € again.
To change the remote control mode on the remote
control itself, change the position of the VCR 1/2 switch
to match the setting made in step 3 above. If these
settings are not matched, the remote control cannot be
used to operate the VCR.
Press the EXIT button €3 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
(A Y >) €) to select
“Functions” and “Audio mode” in
this order. Then, select the
“Audio mode” field.
Timer record:
Tape Library +
Display —
Tuning *
Clock = | °
Functions
Satellite. *
AVZ: VCR/SAT
Colour mode: COLOUR
Picture; AUTO
Remote: VCR 1
Audio mode: NORMAL
S-YHS PB. AUTO
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) @ to select the type of
audio mode to be used during playback.
NORMAL:
MIX:
Normally set to this position.
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.
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Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Play Back a Video Cassette in the Same
Format as That Used for Recording
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) €) to select
“Functions” and “S-VHS PB” in
this order. Then, select the
“S-VHS PB” field.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) €) to select the format of
Timer record +
Tape Library |
Display”. =
Tuning: * ©
Clock: ^
Functions
Satellite °
“}|Colour mode: COLOUR
AVZ VOR/GAT
Picture: AUTO
Remote: VCR 1
Audio mode; NORMAL
S-VHS PB.: AUTO ©
the cassette that you want to play back.
AUTO: In this setting, the VCR automatically detects the
format in which the recording was made and
selects the same format for playback.
Normally select this setting.
ON: To play back a cassette recorded in the S-VHS
format
OFF:
format
To play back a cassette recorded in the VHS
4 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
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Glossary
PDC (Programme Delivery Control)
What is PDC?
PDC is a special signal transmitted by certain TV stations
together with the normal TV signal. This signal ensures that a
TV programme which has been programmed for timer
recording will be recorded precisely from beginning to end,
even if it is delayed or extended compared to the published
broadcasting time. Furthermore, if a programme is interrupted
by a news flash, etc., the timer recording is also interrupted,
and resumes when the programme restarts.
How to Use PDC?
(1) This VCR detects whether or not a TV station transmits
PDC signal at the time of tuning only, and it stores this
information in its memory.
If a TV station introduces or discontinues PDC
transmissions later on, tuning must be performed again to
update the VCR's memory.
(2) When you use VIDEO Plus+ Code for timer programming,
the PDC mode is automatically set to “OFF” even if the
station has been memorized by the VCR as having PDC
transmission.
(3) When you use VIDEO Plus+ Code for timer programming
for a TV station that has been memorized by the VCR as
not having PDC transmission, the PDC mode is
automatically set to “———" (no PDC).
(4) To perform PDC recording for a TV station that transmits
PDC signals, set the PDC mode to “ON” and ensure that
the start time is set exactly to the time published, for
example, in newspapers, magazines, etc. If that is set
correctly, the timer recording does not start.
Notes on PDC Recording:
(1) PDC recording will start several seconds before the
broadcast programme commences and may stop several
seconds before or after the end of the programme,
depending on the control from the TV station.
(2) Normally, the programming date for a timer recording is
automatically cancelled as soon as the recording is
completed.
Under the following conditions, however, the programmed
timer recording data will automatically be cancelled at 4
a. m: of the next day.
(a) When the VCR performs normal timer recording
(without PDC control) because the PDC signal cannot
be detected during PDC timer recording.
(b) When a timer recording is incomplete due to
insufficient tape or cancellation by the user.
(c) If the TV station transmits a PDC signal to suspend or
interrupt the recording.
In these cases, the VCR remains in the timer recording
standby mode after the timer recording has been stopped.
(3) If “PDC” is manually set to “ON” for a TV station which
does not transmit a PDC signal, the VCR performs normal
timer recording (without PDC control).
(4) If several timer recordings have been programmed, the
VCR periodically checks, when it is in the timer recording
standby mode, the PDC status of programmed TV stations
with PDC for any change in the start time of these
programmes. However, while the VCR is actually recording
a programme, it can only check the PDC status of the
programme being recorded.
(5) If the actual broadcasting times of timer recordings
overlap (regardless of whether or not they are PDC-
controlled), the recording that starts first always has
priority, and the recording of the later programme starts
only after the first timer recording has finished.
(6) 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 PDC
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 ®.
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
43.
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 Y 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
avallable. |
Crystal View Control (CVC)
The crystal view control function ensures that you always
obtain the optimum picture quality so that you get the best
picture automatically.
While the VCR is turned on, the CVC indication @ is always
displayed to show that the Crystal View Control is activated.
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 on the 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 €3, VIDEO PLUS+ €3 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.
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 A timer recording has just started.
already started
Set VCR to timer The VCR is not in the timer standby
standby mode mode 10 minutes before the
programmed recording start time of
a timer recording (message appears
every minute during these 10
| minutes). LL
VCR is in timer The VCR-ON/OFF Q, Play 63,
standby mode EJECT © or LIBRARY button @
was pressed, although the VCR is in
the timer standby mode.
VCR is in timer The VCR-ON/OFF @, Stop ©, REC/
recording mode OTR E), Pause/Still Ey (Pause/Slow
@), VIDEO PLUS+ @) or AUDIO
button Y was pressed while the
VCR is in the timer recording mode.
e Depending on the type of TV used, the above
messages may not appear correctly.
* The operations marked with asterisk are only available if
the VCR is connected to a TV featuring the Q Link or the
DATA LOGIC function.
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 9 11 13 15 17 19
PAPE PAP AR RAR AP AP Ar 21
PR UE LE UE LE LE CP RP UP
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
AV1 Scart Socket (for Q Link connection)
1 Audio output CH2 (R) 12 No connection
2 Audio input CH2 (R) 13 Red ground
3 Audio output CH1 (L) 14 Blanking ground
4 Audio ground 15 Red
5 Blue ground 16 Blanking
6 Audio input CH1 (L) 17 Video output ground
7 Blue 18 Video input ground
8 Switching voltage 19 Video output
9 Green ground 20 Video input
10 Q Link data 21 Ground
11 Green
AV1 Scart Socket (S-VIDEO)
1 Audio output CH2 (R) 12 No connection
2 Audio input CH2 (R) 13 C Out ground
3 Audio output CH1 (L) 14 No connection
4 Audio ground 15 C Out
5 No connection 16 No connection
6 Audio input CH1 (L) 17 Y Out ground
7 No connection 18 Video input ground
8 Switching voltage 19 Y Out
9 No connection 20 Video input
10 Q Link data 21 Ground
11 No connection
AV2 Scart Socket
1 Audio output CH2 (R) 12 Reserved
2 Audio input CH2 (R) 13 Red ground
3 Audio output CH1 (L) 14 Blanking ground
4 Audio ground 15 Red
5 Blue ground 16 Blanking
6 Audio input CH1 (L) 17 Video output ground
7 Blue 18 Video input ground
8 Switching voltage 19 Video output
9 Green ground 20 Video input
10 Control signal 21 Ground
11 Green
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.
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Before Requesting Service
Before requesting service, please check the following points.
€ On Screen Display Messages
The error messages are given in brackets [ ].
[Please insert video tapel]
= You pressed the REC button @ (REC/OTR button @),
the DIRECT TV REC button @, the Play button @, the
Fast Forward button €) or the Rewind button €) 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 63 (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.
Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab on which recording is possible.
[This action is not possible before time and date are set]
= You pressed the VIDEO PLUS+ button & or the PROG./
CHECK button @, even though the time and date have
not yet been set on the VCR.
Set the time and date.
[No timer programmes to be done!]
= You pressed the TIMER REC button @ even though no
timer recording has been programmed.
Programme a timer recording before pressing the
TIMER REC button €.
[Please put VCR into stop mode first]
= 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.”
== 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.
« Safety devices are operating.
Disconnect the AC mains lead and wait approximately
1 minute before reconnecting.
Then check if the VCR can be operated.
“The VCR picture does not appear on the TV screen”
= The RF output channel is set to [——].
Change the RF output channel to a channel other than
[——]. (See page 12.)
“Auto clock setting does not work correctly”
wr 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 via 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.’
ms The tracking adjustment is not correct.
Adjust the tracking. (See page 54.)
= 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.
« The playback picture is distorted when using an E300
type video cassette that was recorded in the LP or EP
mode.
We recommend that you use video cassettes other than
type E300.
@ Recording Is Not Possible or Does Not
Work Properly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ >.
“When recording is attempted, the BIg indication flashes.”
w= À video cassette with a broken out erasure prevention
tab is used.
Use a cassette with an intact tab, or if you want to erase
the previously recorded contents on the cassette, cover
the tab hole with two layers of adhesive tape.
“The playback picture of a recorded programme is distorted or
no picture can be seen.
=~ The aerial or aerial lead connection is defective.
Check the connections. If the picture displayed on the
TV is also distorted, there is something wrong with the
installation of the aerial.
æ No programme was recorded because the VCR is not
tuned correctly.
Tune it correctly.
17 No programme was recorded because the AV input was
selected on the VCR.
Select the programme position of the desired TV
programme.
“Timer recording does not work correctly”
æ Time and date are not set or they are set incorrectly.
Set the time and date correctly.
æ The starting time or ending time of the timer recording
were not programmed correctly.
Set the starting time or ending time correctly.
= The VCR was not put in the timer recording standby
mode.
After programming a timer recording, press the
TIMER REC button € 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.
æ The correct AV input is not selected.
Select the correct AV input.
w The connections from the external source are not made
correctly. Correct them. (See page 38.)
@ 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.
æ 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.
=” The batteries are exhausted.
Replace with new batteries.
«æ The batteries have been inserted with reversed
polarities (B/E).
Insert the batteries correctly. (See page 6.)
mz The wrong remote control mode has been selected.
Set the correct control mode. (See page 49.)
€ 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.
rw The settings on pages 15-18 for receiving satellite
broadcasts are not correct. Perform the settings on
pages 15-18 again correctly.
rs 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.
@ The Tape Library System Does Not Work
Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ ”
“The Cassette Number Check has failed.”
wz The Cassette Number Check was cancelled midway.
Try to perform the Cassette Number Check again.
(See page 32.)
= e The inserted cassette is new (unrecorded).
® The inserted cassette was recorded on another VCR
and does not have a cassette number.
® The inserted cassette was recorded on a model
NV-HS860 VCR other than this unit.
e The cassette number of the inserted cassette has
been deleted from the Tape Library data.
— The Cassette Number Check is designed to fail
whenever one of the above conditions applies; this
is not a malfunction.
“The recorded programme has not been registered in the
Tape Library data”
ев” The length of the recorded programme is less than 15
minutes in the SP or LP mode.
Record for more than 15 minutes.
w The length of the recorded programme is less than 25
minutes in the EP mode.
Record for more than 25 minutes in the EP mode.
€ The Titles of the TV Programmes Are Not
Entered Correctly in the Tape Library
Data.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ >.
“The Titles of the TV programmes are not entered correctly in
the tape library data.”
wz The “Title page” Teletext page number was not set
correctly.
Set it correctly. (See page 43.)
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Adjusting the Playback Picture
Under normal conditions, the VCR automatically adjusts
the playback picture for optimum quality. However, in some
cases it may be necessary to adjust it manually.
If the Picture Contains Noise Bars and It Is Not Clear
to See (Tracking adjustment):
If noise bars appear during normal playback, slow
playback or still playback, follow the operations below.
During normal or slow playback, TV screen
press the Channel button €9 V (-) or fr
A (+) until the bars noise disappear. |
e |f the noise bars appear during
still playback, switch the VCR over
to the slow playback mode and
then adjust the tracking as “Playback picture
explained above. containing noise bars
To Return to Auto Tracking:
Press the Channel buttons € V (—) and A (+)
simultaneously.
If the Still Picture Jitters or Jumps
(V-Lock Adjustment):
If the still picture jitters or jumps, perform the following
operation.
During still playback, keep the Channel button @ VW (—)
or A (+) pressed until the picture stops scrolling.
Precautions:
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 adjust the tracking. Also, on some
TVs, the picture may scroll up and down in the special
playback functions.
However, these are not malfunctions.
Cautions
Be sure to read the cautions carefully before you operate this
VCR.
Video head clogging
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 of cloth.
The video heads record the picture signals on the tape during
recording and read picture signals from the tape during
playback. They are, therefore, of critical importance for the
picture quality. If the VCR is used for a very long time, these
heads may become dirty and clogged with dust and fine
particles from the tape coating. In such a case, the signals
can no longer be recorded correctly, and the playback picture
will be distorted accordingly. This is the case, for example,
during the playback of a tape, the sound is reproduced
normally, but no picture is seen, or the picture is greatly
distorted. When such a symptoms occurs, have the recorder
checked by qualified service personnel.
Head cleaning by a service agent is not covered by
warranty.
Keep the VCR away from high temperatures
Keep the VCR away from extreme heat such as direct
sunlight, heating radiators, or closed automobiles.
Avoid magnets or electromagnetic objects
Never bring a magnet or electromagnetic 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 |f the VCR is in a room that was very cold before the heater
has just been turned on.
e |f the VCR is in a room with steam or high humidity.
e |f the VCR is brought from cold surroundings into a well-
heated room.
e The VCR is suddenly brought from cool surroundings, such
as an air-conditioned room or car, to a place which is hot
and humid.
Note:
e In any of the above-mentioned conditions, do not operate
the VCR for at least 1 hour.
This VCR is not equipped with a dew sensor.
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-HS860B-S
Power Source:
Power Consumption:
Video Recording System:
Video Heads:
Audio Heads:
Tape Speed:
Tape Format:
Record/Playback Time:
FF/REW Time:
VIDEO
Television System:
Modulation System:
Input Level:
Output Level:
AUDIO
Input Level:
Output Level:
Audio Track:
Video Horizontal Resolution:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
Dynamic Range:
Audio Frequency Response:
Wow and Flutter:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Standard Accessories:
220-240 V AC 50/60 Hz
28 W
2 rotary heads, helical scanning system
4 heads
2 heads (Hi-Fi)
SP; 23.39 mm/s
LP; 11.7 mm/s
VHS/S-VHS tape
SP; 240 min with NV-E240 SP; 240 min with NV-SE240
LP; 480 min with NV-E240 LP; 480 min with NV-SE240
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); 1.0 Vp-p,
S-VIDEO IN (AV3); 1.0 Vp-p,
AV1/AV2; 1.0 Vp-p,
VIDEO OUT (PHONO); 1.0 Vp-p,
S-VIDEO OUT; 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 (VHS/SP)
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm, terminated
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
more than 400 lines (S-VHS/S-VHS ET/S-Video socket) (SP)
Video; more than 45 dB (S-VHS/SP/DNR ON)
Audio; more than 90 dB (Hi-Fi audio track) (SP)
20 Hz—20 kHz/Hi-Fi (SP)
0.005% Wrms/Hi-Fi (SP)
5°C—40°C
35%—80%
4.0 kg
430 (W)x87 (H)x297 (D) mm
1 pc. RF Coaxial cable
1 pc. Remote Control (EUR571749)
2 pcs. R6 size batteries
1 pc. AC mains lead
1 pc. S-VHS ET Sticker
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Printed in Japan
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Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Central PO. Box 288, Osaka 530-91, Japan
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