Panasonic NVHS960B Operating Instructions

Panasonic NVHS960B Operating Instructions
 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 ile Date Category
has been found, the current tape | Mvtiésa 000007 998
contents list disappears and get nd Ay
playback starts automatically. | vies
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 6, Intro-Jet Scan starts. (See page 38.)
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 69.
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
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contents (recorded Title Date/Category
— We 190400)
programmes) appear on the
On Screen Display, and the
cassette number appears on
the VCR display.
bb Find space to record «4
> Intro-Jet Scan «q
(Example: When Cassette Number
Check was completed successfully)
If the cassette number does not appear and the following
indication is displayed:
Press the INDEX »=1 button €
once to start the search for a me Dale/Calogory
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programme. When playback
then press the LIBRARY button
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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 (A 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-HS960 model 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 Is Recorded
If you press the LIBRARY button €9 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 €y and then press the Cursor
buttons (4 Y >) € to select “Tape Library” and “Library
contents” in this order.
Main menu
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|| Restore data
splay. ~~" Delete data
| Tape Library Demo
2 Press the OK button €.
e |f a cassette is already inserted, its cassette number
and contents appear.
Title Dato/Calogory
ITV {18:58} 5.5. We AMOS.
Pe Find space to record «q
> Intro-Jel Scan 4«
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e |f no cassette is inserted, the lowest cassette number
and its contents appear.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (>) €) to display the
contents of each cassette one after another, and search
for the desired programme.
Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2
Title Date/Calagory
AZ 10:52). Vier A
BBC1 (4:04) бон 206)
+6 (4:15) Ch 39 Nue 170
BBC1 (11:20) oe 22008
©: Sublitles
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 (4 Y) €) to select that programme and then
press the LIBRARY button €3.
e After the selected programme has been found,
playback starts automatically.
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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 6) and then press the Cursor e |fihe cassette number does not appear on the VCR
buttons (A Y >) €) to select “Tape Library” and “Library display, see page 33.
contents” in this order.
6 Press the LIBRARY button €.
Sorting by Tape Number 16/16
2 Press the OK button ED. Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2 e After the selected programme
Title Date/Category 15 found, the list of Library E bn ean na
RECTOR CUENTAN contents menu disappears E
BBC (4:04) A 01 Gy
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ВВС! (11:20) i sae automatically. on EEE K
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3 Press the Channel buttons (red) ©, DATE button (green)
®, ON button (yellow) € or OFF button (blue) @ . Hint:
Pressing the above buttons displays a list of the e |f 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) O: and a category. (See page 35.)
By cassette number
DATE (green) @:
By title in alphabetical order.
ON (yellow €:
The list of categories appears.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) & to select the
desired category and then press the OK button
ED. The titles are now listed in alphabetical order.
OFF (blue) @:
By date (latest first)
No, Titlo No, Title
eE EE AAA BOEDO
Ad (9:16 20.01.00
AS CAZA 20200
“lei | 0011 Ch38 1.01.01
Fonihall 1.07 01
ITV (13:56) 10.05 00
ABC? (14:07) 10,082.00
shed { 9:32) Ch 39 20.01.05
a+-14 À 9:45) Ch 15 20.01.00
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LS LEONE = = = = a wn
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| (By cassette number)
4 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y)
E) to select the desired
programme (title). MEN E
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To Manually Enter or Editing a Title 9 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) @ to select the desired
category and then press the OK button €3.
or Category
If you press the LIBRARY button €9 when no cassette is
inserted, operation steps 1 and 2 below are not necessary. In
this case, start from operation step 3.
A3 [ 0:18)
aegon: News
: FOOTGALL
: Spcéls
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 @.
Tape 1
2 Press the OK button €3. ETT
New ile: FOOTBALL
Mew calegóry: Sports
3 Press the Cursor buttons (>) €) 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 (36) Library for tape: 1 Page 1/2
e When you enter (or change) Date/Catogory
4 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) MEA E . | BBCT (9:07) boa, 01
to select the desired an ne De the title, the recording start pies
@ to select the desire BBCT (9:07) Bon 00 time, which was displayed a 29
b rogramme. me аЕ Mi before, di sapp ears. E
Hook oko ( 0:01) Ch 39 Set! 00 E): Subtitles
O:Subttos — 12 Press the EXIT button @ to exit the On Screen Display.
D Press the OK button €3.
e The menu for entering (or
Tape 1
changing) the title and/or а авы № (8
category appears. Nek a
New category:
6 Press the Cursor button (>) @ to select the entry field
for a new title and then press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) €) and the OK button €3 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 full 22
characters, you can skip
operation step 7.
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TART Te A
Lp 7 Oldilile: :A9 (0:18)
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7 After you have entered the title, press the MENU button
©.
“New title” is now selected.
8 Press the Cursor button (V) ©
to select “New category”, and
then press the Cursor button
(>) ©.
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To Delete the 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.
(To restore the Tape Library data, see page 37.)
To Delete the Tape Library Data of a Single
Video Cassette
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 V>) €) to select “Tape Library” and “Library
contents” in this order.
2 Press the OK button €.
3 Press the Cursor buttons ( 4») €) to search for the
cassette whose Tape Library data you want to delete.
Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2
Datc/Calegory
EEE A AR ABN
; a EEE
BBC1 (4:04)
zokack> (4:15) Ch 39
BBC1 (11:20)
4 When you have found the desired cassette, press the
CANCEL button Ф. Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2
Title Dale/Category
pry MM Sr RN OT DS
Moe NL
E ons 4.02.00}
5 If you are sure to delete the cassette's contents, press
the OK button @.
e The cassette's Tape Library — mu a
data are now deleted from the |= Dateleieqgaly
VCR's Tape Library.
o: Subtitles
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 6 instead of the OK button €e3.
6 Press the EXIT button €B 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,
To Delete All the Tape Library Data Stored
in the VCR’s Memory
1 Press the MENU button €) and then the Cursor button
(AV) E) to select “Tape Library”.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (> Y) ©) to select “Delete
data”.
3 Press the OK button €3.
Main menu
reCOre:<7 | Library contents
Restore data
Dalste data sue
A Tape Library Demo
4 Press the OK button & again.
| Library contents
|| Restore data
| POS wd
| Tape Library Demo
Ara you sure ?
5 Press the OK button @ again if you are sure that you
want to delete all the stored data from the VCR's Tape
Library.
e If you do not want to delete the stored data from the
VCR's Tape Library after all, press the EXIT button &.
6 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Restore Deleted Tape Library Hint:
e |f you press the Stop button © while the Tape Library Data
Data is being restored, the waming indication “Restore not
| successfull” appears.
Caution: PR
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 To Demonstrate the Tape Library
cassette you recorded last before the deletion. If that cassette с t
Is not available, record for at least 15 minutes on any ys em
cassette. (25 minutes in the EP mode)
Either of these two cassettes can then be used to restorethe 1 Press the MENU button €) and then the Cursor buttons
Tape Library that you have deleted. (AY) E to select “Tape Library”.
1 Press the MENU button 69 and then the Cursor buttons 2 Press the Cursor buttons (> Y) €) to select “Tape
(AY) O) to select “Tape Library”. Library Demo”. UD
Timer record; ll Library contents
2 Press the Cursor buttons (> ¥) €) to select “Restore || Restore cata
data’. Main menu Tape Library Demos:
Timecracord:=- | Library contents
BY || Restore data 7, 3 Press the OK button @.
| Delete data
- Tape Library Demo
Functions ‚2
3 Press the OK button ED. 4 Follow the operations on pages Library LUS OR Page 1/2
33-36 to demonstrate Tito N OateiCatasory
4 The number of the cassette which you need to restore checking, editing, or deleting Vikings CO Ba PR
the Tape Library data appears. the Tape Library data. phe last frontier de saison
: Library Restore ‚ , World news Ме в
e Make a note of this cassette 20 e Any changes (Library Edit, News digest & 140000
Please insert video tape
number. Delete) made to the data at | ==
this time are not actually
reflected.
No. : 100
5 Press the EXIT button @ to exit the On Screen Display.
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.
Please insert video tape Please insért video tape
No. : 100 No. : 100
Warning--all stored
library data will be 1081
Do you want to proceed ?
Checking taps 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. No, : 100
No or different
tape number!
Continue anyway?
Pieasé insert video tape
6 Press the OK button @.
Please insert vidéo taps
Restore in progress... seno ,
| Please wait ! | No. : 100
Restore
successful !
7. Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
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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 O.
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 TY.
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 >! button €
twice.
e The VCR fast-forwards or rewinds the tape and
searches for the specified index signal (the beginning
of the desired recorded programme).
When it has been found, playback starts automatically.
To Cancel the Index Search or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button O.
Hints:
e Searching in either direction is possible up to the 20th index
signal.
e |f you press either of the INDEX buttons € too many times,
simply press the other INDEX button €) (indicating the
opposite direction) to correct it. In this way, you can reduce
the displayed figure down to 1.
e The figure on the VCR display decreases by 1 every time
an index signal is located.
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 €,
REC/OTR putton 63 or DIRECT TY REC button ©.
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 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
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Operations-(4)
1 Insert a pre-recorded video cassette.
If a cassette is already in the VCR, press the LIBRARY
button @.
e 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.
Tille Dale/Category
Date/Catagory
EAN EE
EE ne A
[EEG Ha aa
Fe Find space to record a
bb intro-Jet Scan q
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.
| 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 €3 to start normal playback.
Operations-(6)
1 Press the INTRO-JET SCAN button (3 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 €3 to start normal playback.
To Cancel the Intro-Jet Scan or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button O.
Editing
Assemble Editin Operations
и О y 1 Press the Pause/Still button @ on this VCR and then use
The assemble editing function makes it easy to record the the Shuttle Ring @ or Jog Dial @ to search for the end of
picture and sound of virtually any number of scenes or
programmes in succession.
Assemble editing from an external source, for example from a 2 Press the REC/OTR button @ to put it in the recording
video movie camera, can be performed in the same way. pause mode
the last previously recorded scene.
3 Start playback on the source unit and search for the
point from which you want to record (copy) onto this
VCR.
Recording unit {this VCR)
4 When that point is reached, press the Pause/Still button
@ again to start recording the new picture and sound
from the playback unit.
5 To record (copy) additional scenes, press the Pause/Still
button €p to put this VCR in the recording pause mode
>) | Other VCR and then perform steps 3 and 4 again.
Video movie camera
6 At the point where you want to stop recording, press the
Stop button © to finish recording.
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 thatits 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 € 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 52.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket ©
[VIDEO IN (AV3ythe S-Video input socket 3
[S-VIDEC IN (AV3)] and Audio Input sockets @)
[AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front panel of this VCR
® When connecting a mono type movie camera
or VOR to this VCR's front AV sockets, connect
to the L (white) audio socket.
e Press the 3D DNR button €3 to turn 3D DNR function off so
that 3D DNR lamp is not lit, to ensure editing with optimal
picture quality.
Hints:
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.
e |f you want to change the audio recording level, adjust it.
(See page 27.)
Note:
® |f you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for more
than 5 minutes in step 2 or 5, the VCR automatically
switches over to the stop mode to protect the video heads.
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Album Function
The album function lets you collect desired scenes (both
moving and still pictures) and create the equivalent of a photo
album, but on video cassette. The pictures can be copied onto
the cassette from a digital video movie camera, a digital still
camera or a digital VCR for any desired time that you can
preset.
Recording unit {this VCR)
Recording unit {this VCR)
Digital still
camera
Digital Video
movie camera
Preparations
e Connect a digital still camera, a digital video movie camera
or another external digital source to the Video Input socket
( [VIDEO IN (AV3Y/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 TY.
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 on the remote
control to put the VCR in the
recording pause mode.
® The VCR automatically selects the AV Input (external
input) “AS” 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 Y 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 © to finish recording.
To Change the Recording Time:
After step 1 or 3, press the INDEX
lor INDEX 4-4 button € to
change the recording time. You
can set any time between "3" and
“20” seconds.
Indication when the recording
time is set to 10”
Hints:
® If you connect a digital still camera, use a camera equipped
with the video output socket. Use the cable supplied with
the still camera to connect it. For details, also read the
operating instructions of the equipment to be connected.
e if 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.
e |f you want to add background music or narration to the
scenes recorded with the album function, perform Audio
Dubbing as explained on page 42.
e Depending on the output system of the digital still camera,
the pictures may not be recorded correctly.
e If you dub still pictures from a conventional analogue video
movie camera or VCR, some picture distortion may occur in
the recorded picture.
Insert Editing
The Insert Editing function lets you substitute a part of a
previously made recording by inserting one or several new
scenes together with new sound. This editing method lets you
precisely set the end point, and the recording will stop
automatically when this point is reached. This editing method
also ensures smooth, noise-free picture transitions between
old and new recordings.
As the Insert Editing function is mostly used for replacing
relatively short parts of an already recorded programme, no
Tape Library data is registered for the newly inserted parts.
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Preparations
e Connect a movie camera or another VCR to this VCR as
shown in the illustration on page 37.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Insert the cassette onto which you want to perform insert
editing and make sure that its erasure prevention tab is
intact.
Âs 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 €3 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 52.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket
[VIDEO IN (AV3)/the S-Video Input socket 63
[S-VIDEO IN (AV3y 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.
® Prass 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 Pause/Still button on this VCR and then
use the Shuttle Ring 63 or Jog Dial 69 to search for the
tape position at which you want the insert recording to
end.
2 Press the RESET button (Y to reset the tape counter
displayed on the VCR display to “0:00.00”.
3 Use the Shuttle Ring E) or Jog Dial @ to search for the
tape position at which you want the insert editing to
start.
4 Press the INSERT button €) to put this VCR in the
recording pause mode.
The “INSERT” indication appears on the On Screen
Display.
® The new sound will be recorded on the Hi-Fi sound
tracks.
e In case you also want to record the new sound on the
normal (mono) audio track, press the A.DUB button
9). The indication on the On Screen Display changes
to “AV INSERT”.
5 Start playback on the source unit and search for the
beginning of the scene that you want to dub (copy) onto
this VCR.
6 When you have found that point, press the Pause/Still
button € on this VCR again to start recording the new
part from the playback unit.
e When the tape counter displayed on the On Screen
Display becomes “0:00.00”, recording automatically
stops, and this VCR stops in the recording pause
mode,
® To edit additional scenes, repeat operation steps 1 to
6.
7 Press the Stop button O) on this VCR to finish editing.
Hint:
e |f you want to change the audio recording level, adjust it.
(See page 27.)
Notes:
e Insert editing cannot be performed on blank sections of a
tape. In such case, perform assembly editing first.
(See page 39.)
e The cassette number is not recorded for the programme
which has been recorded with Insert Editing.
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Audio Dubbing
The audio dubbing function lets you record new sound onto
the normal (mono) audio track. Although this erases the
original sound on the normal audio track, the sound on the
Hi-Fi audio tracks remains unchanged. Use this function to
add narration or background music to a previously made
recordings.
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Preparations
e Connect the audio equipment or a video movie camera to
this VCR with an audio 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 thatits 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 @ 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 52.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket @
[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 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 & on this VCR to start playback to
search for the point from which you want to start audio
dubbing.
2 Atthe point from which you want to perform audio
dubbing, press the Pause/Still button 6 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/Stili button 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 €) to finish recording.
Hints:
e The new sound is recorded on the normal audio track. The
original sound remains on the Hi-Fi audio tracks. The sound
recorded on the normal audio track is always in mono.
e For audio dubbing with narration, you can use the built-in
microphone of the connected video movie camera.
e If you want to change the audio recording level, adjust it.
(See page 27.)
e To listen to the sound recorded with audio dubbing, press
the AUDIO button Y during playback to select the normal
audio track. (For details, refer to page 22.)
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 53) 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 aliows audio dubbing only on the normal (mono) audio track, as the Hi-Fi audio tracks cannot be
re-recorded without erasing the video signal.
A. Audio Dubbing and then Playing Back the Audio-Dubbed Mono Sound Alone
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Press the INPUT SELECT button €) to select the AV input terminal to which the audio dubbing source unit is connected.
Press the Play button @) to search for the tape position at which the audio dubbing is to start.
Press the AUDIO button ® repeatedly until the “——" indication appears.
e The normal audio track is 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 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 (Y 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 53.)
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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Dubbing and then Playing It Back (To produce audio-dubbed tapes for playback on mono VCRs)
Press the INPUT SELECT button € to select the AV input terminal to which the audio dubbing source unit is connected.
Press the Play button & to search for the tape position at which the audio dubbing is to start.
Press the AUDIO button {® repeatedly until the “L R” indication appears.
Press the Pause/Still button @ at this position.
Press the A.DUB button @ to switch the VCR over to the audio dubbing mode.
e Input both the original signals of the Hi-Fi tracks (from the AV1, AV2 or the Audio Output sockets) and the new sound
into a mixing console (optional), and then input the mixed sound back into the VCR for audio dubbing.
Press the Pause/Still button @ to start audio dubbing.
After audio dubbing has been completed, rewind the tape, play it back and press the AUDIO button @& repeatedly until
the “——" indication appears.
e The normal audio track is now selected.
8 Check if the audio dubbing was performed to your satisfaction. The original sound and the new sound are heard
simultaneously (mixed together).
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One-Touch Editing from a VHS-C,
S-VHS-C or Digital Movie Camera
or VCR
This editing function makes it very easy to perform repeated
assemble editing, insert editing or audio dubbing as the
connected source unit can also be controlled with this VCR's
Shuttle Ring and Jog Dial.
Recording unit {this VCR)
Front
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Other VCR
Preparations
First confirm that both recording and source units are
connected to a AC mains socket.
Press the MENU button € and then use the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) €) to select “Functions” followed by “Edit”, and
then set it to “ON”. (See page 53.)
If the source unit also has an “Edit” setting (either a switch
or a menu setting), be sure to set it to “OFF” on the source
unit.
Connect the EDIT socket on this VCR to a video movie
camera or a VCR using the Edit cable (VW-K5E), as shown
in the illustration.
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Insert the cassette onto which you want to perform One-
Touch editing and make sure that its erasure prevention tab
is intact.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until this check is
completed. (See page 21.)
Insert the cassette, from which you want to perform editing,
into the source unit.
Set the VCR/TV switch € to VCR”.
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)]
When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket @
[AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to “EXT”.
(See page 52.)
When connected to the Video Input socket ©
[VIDEC IN (AV3)/the S-Video Input socket ®
[S-VIDEO IN (AV3)] and Audio Input sockets Y
[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.
A2:
A3:
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 Pause/Still button € on this VCR and then
use the Shuttle Ring 63 or Jog Dial @ to search for the
tape position from which you want to start recording.
Press the REC/OTR button @ on this VCR to put it in
the recording pause mode.
e This automatically puts the source unit in the still
playback mode.
e Instead of the REC/OTR button 63, press the INSERT
button @ to perform insert editing, or the A.DUB
button @ for audio dubbing, or the INSERT @ and
A.DUB buttons @ simultaneously for AV insert editing.
Use the Shuttle Ring @ or Jog Dial @ on this VCR to
search for point in the picture from the source unit from
which you want to start recording.
Press the Pause/Still button on this VCR to start
editing.
e Playback on the source unit starts automatically at the
same time.
When you reach the point in the picture from the source
unit where you want to finish recording, press the
Pause/Still button on this VCR again.
e This VCR is now in the recording pause mode and the
source unit in the still playback mode.
e To edit another scene, repeat operation steps 3 to 5.
Press the Stop button © on this VCR to finish editing.
e After you have finished editing, disconnect the Edit
cable.
Hints:
e If you want to change the audio recording level, adjust it.
(See page 27.)
e |f you connect the optional Editing Controller
(VW-EC500E/EC310E/EC300E) to the EDIT socket @,
such editing functions as assemble editing, insert editing
and audio dubbing can be performed more quickly and
efficiently between this VCR and another VCR or a movie
camera.
One-Touch Editing from a Video-8
/HiI8 Video Movie Camera
This editing function makes it very easy to perform repeated
assemble editing, insert editing or audio dubbing as the
connected source unit can also be controlled with this VCR's
Shuttle Ring and Jog Dial.
Recording unit (this VCR)
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Preparations
e First confirm that both recording and source units are
connected to a AC mains socket.
e Press the MENU button €) and then use the Cursor buttons
(AV «<» ) @ to select “Functions” followed by “Edit”, and
then set it to “ON”. (See page 53.)
If the source unit also has an “Edit” setting (either a switch
or a menu setting), be sure to set it to “OFF” on the source
unit.
® Connect the 8mm CONTROL socket @ on this VCR to a
video movie camera or a VCR using the LANC type edit
cable, as shown in the illustration.
e Display the VCR picture on the TV.
e Insert the cassette onto which you want to perform One-
Touch editing and make sure that its erasure prevention tab
Is intact.
As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number
Check starts. Wait a few moments until this check is
completed. (See page 21.)
e Insert the cassette, from which you want to perform editing,
into the source unit.
® Set the VCR/TV switch @ to “VCR”.
e Press the INPUT SELECT button @ to select the AV Input
(external input) “A3”.
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 € 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 Pause/Stili button @ on this VCR and then
use the Shuttle Ring @ or Jog Dial @ to search for the
tape position from which you want to start recording.
2 Press the REC/OTR button €) on this VCR to put it in
the recording pause mode.
® This automatically puts the source unit in the still
playback mode.
e Instead of the REC/OTR button @, press the INSERT
button € to perform insert editing, or the A.DUB
button ) for audio dubbing, or the INSERT 6) and
A.DUB buttons ) simultaneously for AV insert editing.
3 Use the Shuttle Ring @ or Jog Dial €) on this VCR to
search for point in the picture from the source unit from
which you want to start recording.
4 Press the Pause/Still button @ on this VCR to start
editing.
e Playback on the source unit starts automatically at the
same time.
5 When you reach the point in the picture from the source
unit where you want to finish recording, press the
Pause/Still button € on this VCR again.
e This VCR is now in the recording pause mode and the
source unit in the still playback mode.
e To edit another scene, repeat operation steps 3 to 5.
6 Press the Stop button O) on this VCR to finish editing.
e After you have finished editing, disconnect the LANC
type edit cable.
Hint:
e |f you want to change the audio recording level, adjust it.
(See page 27.)
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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.
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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.
Pos Name Ch Pos Name Ch
1 BBC1 22
4 Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) €) to select the TV 8
station that you want to assign 10 -— === 8 ceo -—-
to a different programme position.
5 Press the OK button € to display
the Manual Tuning menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons ни
uning
(A Y >) €) to select the Pos
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entry field for “Pos”. Channel
MICAM
Subtitlas
Title pago
7 Press the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the number of the desired
programme position.
8 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Enter or Change the Name of a TV
Station
1 Press the MENU button & to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y >) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
Pos Name Ch
1 BBG 22
HIERN RR
4 Press the Cursor buttons
(AVY >) €) to selecta
programme position whose
TV station name is indicated
as KK KKK,
5 Press the OK button € to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y <») €) to select the entry
field for “Name”.
e The character list appears.
Tuning
Pas
Name
Channel
NICAM
Subtilles
Title page
7 Use the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €) and OK button €
to enter the station name.
e |f the station name needs a blank space,
select the blank between “Z” and “+”.
8 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Enter Newly Available TV Stations
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
4 Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y <» } €) to select an unused
programme position.
5 Press the OK button €) to display a
the Manual Tuning menu.
6 Press the Numeric buttons @ to
enter the channe! number of the
desired TV station.
e Wait a few moments until the
desired TV station has been
tuned.
7 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
8 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
Tuning
Fos
Name
Channel
NICAM
Subtitles
Title pago
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 €3 in step 5, use the Cursor
buttons (A Y <>) €) to select the entry field for “Channel”.
To Select the Type of Sound to Be Heard/
Recorded
1 Press the MENU button € 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 (A V)
€) to select “AUTO”.
e When you record a
programme which is
broadcast with NICAM sound,
the NICAM sound is
Tuning
Pos
Name
Channel
MICAM
Subtilles
Title paga
automatically recorded.
e Select “OFF” if you want to record the normal (mono)
sound on the Hi-Fi audio tracks during a NICAM
broadcast, or if the sound is distorted due to inferior
NICAM reception conditions.
8 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button @ to exit the On Screen Display.
To Change the Subtitle Teletext Page
Number (Subtitles)
TV stations broadcast subtitles for certain programmes on
special subtitle Teletext pages. This VCR automatically selects
the correct subtitle Teletext page number of each terrestrial
TV station. However, TV stations may change this Teletext
page number for technical reasons. In such a case, you need
to change the setting for the subtitle Teletext page to the new
number as explained below, otherwise recording the subtitles
and displaying them on the screen is not possible.
If a satellite receiver or a decoder is connected to the VCR,
the subtitle Teletext page number must be entered manually
before recording a satellite TV programme.
e From the Teletext service on your TV, make note of the
page number of the “Subtitles” service for the required
broadcaster, e.g. BBC1, ITV, —etc.
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) € to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
4 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) €) to select the TV
station whose subtitle Teletext page number you want to
change.
5 Press the OK button ێ3 to display
the Manual Tuning menu. Tuning
6 Press the Cursor buttons Name
(AY <>) E) to select ihe NCA
entry field for “Subtitles”. Titlo page
7 Press the Numeric buttons @ or the Cursor buttons
(AY) E to select the correct Teletext page number.
8 Press the OK button €$ to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Set the Subtitle Teletext Page Number When Recording
a Satellite TV or Pay-TV Programme:
The subtitle Teletext page number must be entered manually
every time before you record a satellite or Pay-TV
programme, if you want to include the subtitles in the
recording.
After performing operation steps 1 to 3, perform the following
steps:
Pos Name Ch Pos Name Ch
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Press the Cursor buttons Broto Mm
(A v <>) ED to select AV2. 89 ce д o
If the satellite receiver is connected via RF coaxial cable:
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €) to select the
desired TV station.
3 Press the OK button € to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
6 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €) to select the
entry field for “Subtitles”.
® This step is not necessary, if the satelllite receiver (or
decoder) is connected via 21-pin Scart cable.
7 Press the Numeric buttons @ or
the Cursor buttons ( A Y <>)
ED to select the correct Teletext
page number, Sublites : — f605057
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8 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button €$ to exit the On Screen Display.
Note:
e Depending on broadcast signal conditions, subtitles may
not be got correctly.
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 (see steps 1 to 9).
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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 35.
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 35.
This is not a VCR malfunction.
® 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 (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 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”.
Tuning
7 Press the Numeric buttons or the
Cursor buttons (A Y) €) to select
the correct Teletext page number.
Pos
Name
Channel
NICAM
Sublitles
Title page
8 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Record the Title When Recording a Satellite TV or Pay-
TV Programme:
After performing operation steps 1 to 3, perform the following
sieps:
4 If the satellite receiver
(or decoder) is connected via
21-pin Scart cable:
Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) €) to select AV2.
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 (4 Y >) €) to select the
entry field for “Title page”.
e This step is not necessary, if the satelllite receiver (or
decoder) is connected via 21-pin Scart cable.
7 Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) © to select “AUTO”,
This VCR records the title when
recording a programme.
If you do not want to record the
title, set to “OFF”.
Sublitles : 150
Title page! ALERTS
8 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
9 Press the EXIT button @ to exit the On Screen Display.
Note:
e Depending on broadcast signal condition, the titles may not
be got correctly.
Hint:
e If 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)
e To delete a programme position
e To insert a blank programme position
e To move a TV station to another programme position
Use the coloured instruction indications displayed below the
list of tuned TV stations and the corresponding coloured
buttons.
If downloading of the setup data has been performed, only
the instruction indication “Delete” appears.
1 Press the MENU button €) to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to (Eis tung Ва Мая в
display the list of tuned TV 3m NIT
stations. EE
4 Press the Cursor buttons Can WE 5
(AY) E) to select
Indications for Delete, Add
and Move
the desired TV station.
5 Follow the operations below.
To delete a programme position (Delete):
Press the Channel button (A, red) D.
To insert a blank programme position (Add):
Press the DATE button (+, green) O.
To move a TV station to another programme position
(Move):
Press the ON button (+, yellow) 69,
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 € 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 € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons
| [Manual
(A Y >) € to select
“Tuning” and “Auto-Setup
Restart” in this order.
| [Download
[Shipping condition
©] [Owner ID
3 Press the OK button € to prepare for Auto Setup start.
4 Press the OK button & again to
actually start the Auto Setup.
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To Restart the Download
To perform the Download again, follow the operation steps
below.
1 Press the MENU button €) to
display the Main menu on the
TV screen.
Main menu
2 Press the Cursor buttons ; ing _ 0.
(A Y >) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Download” in this order.
Restart
3 Press the OK button €D to prepare for Download start.
4 Press the OK button €3 again to
actually start the Download.
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To Return the VCR to the Shipping
Condition
If you want to reset the VCR to the factory preset condition,
follow the operation steps below.
1 Press the MENU button €) to display the Main menu
on the TY screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Shipping condition” in this order.
3 Press the OK button € to
Main menu
prepare for resetting the VCR [Mana
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more times to actually
change the settings back to the
shipping condition.
® As resetting the VCR to the shipping condition
automatically resets the RF output channel to channel
21, the VCR picture may no longer appear on the TY.
e To re-tune the VCR, disconnect and reconnect the AC
Mains Cable.
To Change the Owner ID
If you want to change the Owner ID because the owner of the
VCR or your address has changed, follow the operation steps
below.
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A Y >) €) to select “Tuning”
and “Owner ID” in this order.
Main menu
3 Press the OK button é to Timer record | (Manual
prepare for changing the Jao Liraty, | [Auto Setup Restan
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enter the current “PIN number”. bor dr
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change the “Name”, “House
No” and “Post code”.
5 Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
6 Use the Cursor buttons ( A V <>) &, Numeric buttons
O and the OK button € to select and change the
desired information,
7 Press the EXIT button €5 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) ©)
to select “Clock”,
e The Clock setting menu
appears on the TY.
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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 €3.
4 Use the Cursor buttons
(A Y <>) €) to set the date and
time.
e Instead of the Cursor buttons
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the Numeric buttons @ to set the
date and time. (Set the VCR/TV
switch @ to VCR”.)
5 Press the OK bution € to conclude the setting.
6 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Activate the Automatic Time Correction
Function
If a TV station transmits a signal for time setting, performing
the operation steps below activates the Automatic time
correction function and the time is corrected automatically.
1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons (A VW) €) to select “Clock”.
e The Clock setting menu appears on the TV.
3 Use the Cursor button (>)
ED to move to the Clock
setting menu, and then use
the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €)
to set “Automatic” to “ON”,
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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 €B to exit the On Screen Display.
Hints:
e If “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 Item > NICAM ó 7 9 00
Am yy NICAM or MONO Indicator |
Display Automaatic indication of the type of =a
| sound system which the programme
For Automatic Display of the Channel being watched (NICAM/MONO) is
Guide on the TV Screen Each Time You AT OFF is selected dur er
| на e Is selected during |
Change the Programme Position manual tuning, “MONO” is always 4 q 5
1 Press the MENU button €) to displayed.
display the Main menu on the ss Guide OFF;
TV screen. tape Library. OSD 14:3 3) Subtitle indication
EL Qu When you press the SUBTITLE button 6), either of the
AA VOR display :
following indications appears.
E:ON: Subtitles are displayed on the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) Y to select “Display”
and “Channel Guide” in this E:OFF: Subtitles are not displayed on the TV screen.
order. Then, select the “Channel a
Guide” field. @ Tape speed indicator
— (6) Tape length indicator
3 Die select ON buttons (4 Y) li At each press of the TAPE button , the selected tape
| AE length is indicated.
° ней are on the EE <E-180: For E30, -60, -90, -120 and -180 tapes
with the Channel button &, N SE SP i Е tape
the Channel Guide indication Channel Guide indication -240: or 0 tape
E-260): For E260 and -300 tapes
appears for a few seconds.
Set the VCR/TV switch BD to “VCR”. e Even if you have selected the correct tape length, the
remaining tape time may not be indicated correctly
| ith certain ki |
4 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting. with certain kinds of cassettes
(6) Tape running display
5 Press the EXIT button @ to exit the On Screen Display.
Stop О
Rewind <<
For Automatic Display on the TV Screen of Fast Forward >>
the TV Station Information, etc. Playback >
1 Press the MENU button €) to display the Main menu Recording e
on the TV screen. | Recording pause nn
2 Press the Cursor buttons Repeat Playback R
(A Y >) Y to select “Display” | vender, IED Insert Editing INSERT
and “OSD” in this order. Then, | ui
select the “OSD” field. AV Insert Editing AV INSERT
Audio Dubbing ADUB
3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select “4:3”, “OFF”
ог “16:9”, (7) Present time/Tape counter/Remaining tape time/Index
Normally set to “4:3”. Search/One-Touch Recording (OTR)
e When using wide type of TV screen and selecting /Playback Off Timer Function
the wide screen mode on the TV setting, indications A.
do not appear. Present time 17:24:31
Therefore, set to “16:9”. Tape counter — 2:35.47
e Even if setting to “16:9”, indications may be cut off Remaining tape time REMAIN: 2:34
depending on the TV.
OFF: No indications appear. Index Search >» 02
One-Touch Recording (OTR) OTR 60
4 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting. Playback Off Timer Function 30
5 Press the EXIT button @ to exit the On Screen Display. Not
otes:
e If"OSD” is set to “OFF”, none of the above indications
Indications that Can Be Displayed on the TV Screen with appear.
This Function: e None of the above indications appear during special
At a press of the OSD/DISPLAY button @, the following playback.
indications appear on the TV screen. e During playback and when the AV input for the external
source is selected, indications (I) and @) do not appear.
e Some of the above indications do not appear when using
NTSC tapes.
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For Automatic Display of Subtitles or
Closed Caption on the TV Screen
1
Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons | anor
(A Y >) © to select “Display” IE OSD 14:3
Subtitles [GFF
and “Subtitles” in this order. Then, 2 von dene
select the “Subtitles” field. fois
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y)
E) to select “ON”.
ON: When a TV programme with subtitles is being
received, or when playing back a cassette with a
recording of a subtitled TV programme, the
subtitles are displayed.
OFF: Subtitles or closed caption cannot be displayed on
the TV screen.
e Turning the subtitles on or off is also possible by
pressing the SUBTITLE button €) on the remote
controller. This also changes the setting of “Subtitles”
for “Display” on the Main menu accordingly.
e If a TV station’s subtitle Teletext page number is not
set correctly, subtitles cannot be recorded or played
back. (See page 47.)
e When playing back damaged tapes and certain kinds
of tapes, as well as in case of scrolled or rapidly
moving subtitles, the subtitles or Closed Caption may
not be displayed properly.
e When playing back a copy of a Close Captioned tape,
the Closed Caption may not be displayed properly.
Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button €3 to exit the On Screen Display.
For Automatic Change of the Brightness
of the VCR Display When the VCR ls
Switched Off
1
Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons
(AY >) €) to select “Display”
and “VCR display” in this order.
Then, select the “VCR display”
field.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select the desired
condition.
e When the VCR is switched off, the brightness of the
VCR display is as follows:
ON: Indications are brightly lit.
DIMMED: Indications are dimly lit.
Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
Settings for the Main Menu ltem
“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.
Main menu
Press the Cursor buttons
(AY <>) © to select
“Functions” and “AV?” in this
order. Then, select the “AV2”
field,
alour mode: COLOUR
Piclure: AUTO
Remote: VCR 1
Edit: OFF
Audic mode: NORMAL
CEE S-YHS 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 27.)
VCR/SAT: When another VCR or a satellite
receiver is connected.
Press the OK button € 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.
Main menu
Press the Cursor buttons a
(AY >) to select т К
“Functions” and “Colour mode” in |[2 Remote: VOR 1
this order. Then, select the
“Colour mode” field.
Audio mode: NORMAL
E S-VHS PB. AUTO
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select the desired
Colour mode for playback.
COLOUR: Normally select this setting.
BAY: To play back a cassette recorded in black and
white.
Press the OK button € to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button 63 to exit the On Screen Display.
To Set the Playback Picture Sharpness To Set for One-Touch Editing or Other
(Sharper or Softer) Editing Modes
1 Press the MENU button €) to display the Main menu on
the TV screen. 1 Press the MENU button €) to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
2 Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y <>) O to select ни re 2 Press the Cursor buttons Main mon Е
“Functions” and “Picture” in this | icnre: AUTO + (AY <>) E to select Tapa Library. colour mode: COLOUR
order. Then, select the “Picture” wll Eos “Functions” and "Edit" in this fot amin:
field. ws | apo orn order. Then, select the “Edit О ао пой A
fiel d. Satelite”: CC S-VHS PB.: AUTO
3 Press the Cursor buttons (A VW) €) to the desired picture
sharpness for playback. 3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select the desired
Although the VCR adjusts the picture sharpness Edit mode.
automatically, you can change it, if necessary. ON: For One-Touch Editing (Only when this VCR is
used as recording uni.)
OFF: For editing with an editing controller or for
synchronized editing
AUTO: To select automatic sharpness adjustment
of the playback picture,
SHARP: To make the playback picture sharper.
SOFT: Ti ke the playback pict fter. i
о таке the playback picture solter 4 Press the OK button €$ to conclude the setting.
4 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
5 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
To Set the Audio Mode to Be Used During
To Set the Remote Control Mode Playback
1 Press the MENU button 6) to display the Main menuon 1 Press the MENU button € to display the Main menu on
the TV screen. the TV screen.
Main menu
- 2 Press the Cursor buttons noon
2 E Ne « rer buttons poemes 601 Our (AV <>) © to select поме соо ко ОС
y ti O я A te” in thi | Removers: “Functions” and “Audio mode” in нета VOR |
unctions an emote in this “Y Audio modo: NORMAL this order. Then, select the Audio moda: NORMAL
“oc CC, S-VHS PB: AUTO
order. Then, select the “Remote”
field.
“Audio mode” field.
3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select the desired
remote control mode. 3 Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) €) to select the type of
audio mode to be used during playback.
VCR 1: Select this setting on both the VCR and the NORMAL: Normally set to this position.
remote control for normal use with one VCR. MIX: Use this setting when playing back a
VCR 2: Select this setting on both the VCR and the cassette tape on which audio dubbing has
remote control when using this VCR and another been performed. The Hi-Fi sound track with
Panasonic VCR in the same place. the original sound and the normal sound
This ensures that you can operate both VCRs track (mono) with the audio-dubbed sound
independently with their respective remote and sound using AV insert function are
control. played back together.
It also allows you to operate both VCRs with a
single remote control, simply by changing the
remote control mode on the remote control. 4 Press the OK button €) to conclude the setting.
4 Press the OK button (36) 5 Press the EXIT button O to exit the On Screen Display.
5 Press the OK button € again.
6 To change the remote control mode on the remote
control itself, change the position of the VCR 1/2 switch
O to match the setting made in step 3 above. If these
settings are not matched, the remote control cannot be
used to operate the VCR.
7 Press the EXIT button € to exit the On Screen Display.
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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 Lk
(AY >) €) to select %
“Functions” and “S-VHS PB” in
this order. Then, select the
“S-VHS PB.” field.
AVR: VORISAT
Colour mode: COLOUR
Picture: AUTO
Remote: VCR 1
Edit: OFF
Audio mode: NORMAL
oad | S-VHS PB AUTO
3 Press the Cursor buttons ( A ¥) €) to select the format of
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: To play back a cassette recorded in the VHS
format
4 Press the OK button €3 to conclude the setting.
5 Press the EXIT button €$ to exit the On Screen Display.
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 |f, for some reason, you want to record a NICAM TV
programme intentionally in mono on the Hi-Fi audio tracks,
set “NICAM” to “OFF” for the programme position on which
the desired programme is broadcast, as described on page
47.
Important Note on the NICAM System
When this VCR is switched on, the tuner automatically
switches to a NICAM broadcast if NICAM is being transmitted.
During test transmissions, it is possible that the sound
received does not correspond to the picture being viewed.
In order to receive synchronised sound and picture, select
monaural sound with the AUDIO button & or setting “NICAM”
to “OFF”. This applies only until NICAM transmissions are
fully operational.
At present, the NICAM signal is transmitted on stereo
channels only, since the M1 and M2 formats are not yet
available.
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.
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Q Link Function
This function works only if the VCR is connected via a fully-
wired 21-pin Scart cable to a TV featuring the Q Link or
similar function.
Q Link offers the following functions:
(1) Download from the TV
When you connect the VCR to a TV, the station list data
is automatically copied from the TV to the VCR, and the
TV stations are assigned to the programme positions on
the VCR in the same order as on the TV.
(2) 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.
*(3) TV/VCR Auto Power On
Even if the TV and the VCR are off (standby mode),
pressing the Play 69, VIDEO PLUS+ é or PROG./
CHECK button (pp automatically turns on both the TV and
the VCR.
e When a cassette with a broken erasure prevention tab
is in the VCR, it turns on and starts playback. The TV
also turns on.
*(4) 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.
*(5) On Screen Display Messages
When you are watching a TV programme, the following
VCR messages appear on the TV screen to inform you
of the VCR's condition:
Message Message appears when:
This programme has 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).
VCR is in timer The VCR-ON/OFF Q, Play @,
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 6, Pause/Stili Ey (Pause/Slow
@), VIDEO PLUS+ €) or AUDIO
button (B 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
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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-VIDEQ)
1 Audio output CH2 (R) 12 No connection
2 Audio input CH2 (AR) 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.
Before Requesting Service
Before requesting service, please check the following points.
$ On Screen Display Messages
The error messages are given in brackets [ ].
[Please insert video tape!]
ze You pressed the REC button @ (REC/OTR button 63),
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 1]
& You pressed the REC button € (REC/OTR button @) or
the DIRECT TV REC button @ 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]
re 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!]
се’ You pressed the TIMER REC button €9 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]
re” 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.”
wz The AC mains lead is disconnected.
Connect the AC mains lead securely.
“The VCR display is illuminated, but the VCR does not work
correctly”
17 The VCR is in the timer recording standby mode.
Press the TIMER REC button €) to cancel the standby
mode.
rm” 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”
æ 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”
ey Teletext information is not available or cannot be read.
Set the clock manually.
“Download cannot be performed.”
rw 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.”
w The tracking adjustment is not correct.
Adjust the tracking. (See page 59.)
me The TV's video playback channel has not been tuned
correctly.
Re-tune the video playback channel.
mw 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.
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@ Recording Is Not Possible or Does Not
Work Properly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ >.
“When recording is attempted, the Eg indication flashes.”
= A video cassette with a broken out erasure prevention
tab is used.
Use a cassette with an intact tab, or if you want to erase
the previously recorded contents on the cassette, cover
the tab hole with two layers of adhesive tape.
“The playback picture of a recorded programme is distorted or
no picture can be seen.’
ее 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.
= No programme was recorded because the VCR is not
tuned correctly.
Tune it correctly.
= 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.
w= Time and date are not set or they are set incorrectly.
Set the time and date correctly.
= The starting time or ending time of the timer recording
were not programmed correctly.
Set the starting time or ending time correctly.
г» 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.”
wz The correct AV input is not selected.
Select the correct AV input.
æ" The connections from the external source are not made
correctly. Correct them. (See page 39.)
@ The Remote Control Does Not Work
Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ ”.
“The remote control does not work correctly.”
w The remote control signal cannot reach the VCR.
Aim the remote contro! at the VCR and make sure that
the infrared beam’s path is not obstructed.
wz 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.
w The batteries are exhausted.
Replace with new batteries.
my The batteries have been inserted with reversed
polarities (H/C).
Insert the batteries correctly. (See page 6.)
rw The wrong remote control mode has been selected.
Set the correct control mode. (See page 53.)
@ The Satellite Receiver Cannot Ве
Controlled Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks “7.
“The Satellite Receiver cannot be controlled.”
ww The Satellite Receiver is not connected correctly to the
VCR. Connect the Satellite Receiver correctly.
æ The settings on pages 15—18 for receiving satellite
broadcasts are not correct. Perform the settings on
pages 15—18 again correctly.
æ 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”
= The Cassette Number Check was cancelled midway.
Try to perform the Cassette Number Check again.
(See page 33.)
xy e The inserted cassette is new (unrecorded).
® The inserted cassette was recorded on another VCR
and does not have a cassette humber.
—e The inserted cassette was recorded on a model
NV-HS960 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.”
& The length of the recorded programme is less than 15
minutes in the SP or LP mode.
Record for more than 15 minutes.
æ 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.
= No Tape Library data is registered when insert editing is
performed in a previously recorded programme.
This is not a malfunction.
& The Subtitles or Closed Captions Do Not
Appear On the TV Screen.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks ©”.
“The subtitles or closed captions do not appear on the TV
screen.”
rw The subtitle Teletext page number was not set or it was
set incorrectly.
Set the subtitle Teletext page number correctly.
(See page 47.)
uz The subtitles setting is “OFF”.
Set “Subtitles” to “ON” or press the SUBTITLE button €)
on the remote control.
(See page 52.)
æ The programme was broadcast without subtitles.
This is not a malfunction.
€ 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.”
ww The “Title page” Teletext page number was not set
correctly.
Set it correctly. (See pages 47-48.)
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 € V (=) ог Г
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 E ANN
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.
© |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.
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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 or 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 |fthe 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.
Specifications
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Video Recording System:
Video Heads:
Audio Heads:
Tape Speed:
Tape Format:
Record/Playback Time:
FF/REW Time:
VIDEO
Television System:
Modulation System:
Input Level:
Output Level:
AUDIO
Input Level:
Output Level:
Audio Track:
Video Horizontal Resolution:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
Dynamic Range:
Audio Frequency Response:
Wow and Flutter:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Standard Accessories:
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2 rotary heads, helical scanning system
4 heads
2 heads (Hi-Fi)
SP; 23.39 mm/s
LP; 11.7 ;mm/s
VHS/S-VHS tape
SP; 240 min with NV-E240
LP; 480 min with NV-E240
approx. 60 s with NV-E180
SP; 240 min with NV-SE240
LP; 480 min with NV-SE240
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/AV4) (PHONO); 1.0 Vp-p,
S-VIDEO IN (AV3/AV4); 1.0 Vp-p,
AV1/AV?; 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/AV4) (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)x301 (D) mm
1 pc. RF Coaxial cable
1 pc. Remote Control (EUR571749)
2 pcs. R6 size batteries
1 pc. AC mains lead
1 pc. Edit cable
1.pc. S-Video cable
1.pc. S-VHS ET Sticker
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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