Panasonic NVMV20EB, NVMV20EBL Operating instructions

Panasonic NVMV20EB, NVMV20EBL Operating instructions
Contents
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-MV20EB/EBL
(Model suffix: 'EB' for UK model, 'EBL' for Ireland model)
Operating Instructions
EJECT
60SEC. JET REWIND
EXTERNAL LINK
CH
INTELLIGENT TIMER
TIMER REC
PROG PLAY
NV-MV20
QUICK
ERASE
EXT LINK
TIMER CHECK
REC
PDC
Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this
product, please read these instructions completely.
page
CAUTION
2-4
Check List / [email protected]
5
Front Panel
6
Rear Panel / Inserting batteries
7
Remote control functions
8-9
Connections
without Scart cable
10-11
with Scart cables and Satellite Receiver
12-13
with Scart cables
14-15
AUTO SETUP
16-17
Checking the Settings for Auto Setup
18
Removing Interference / Changing RF -channel
19
Menu System / Menu Overview
20-21
Playback / SQPB / NTSC playback
22
Tracking control
23
Recording
24
External recording control
25
Timer recording
26-28
INTELLIGENT TIMER
29
VIDEO Plus+
30-32
Others Menu
33
Manual setup
Manual Tuning
34
Changing the name of TV stations
35
Changing the order of TV stations / deleting a station
36
RestartAuto Setup
37
Shipping condition / restoring factory defaults
37
Owner ID
38
Clock setting
39
TV control
40
Advanced functions
41-43
Before requesting service
44-45
Tape Care / Cassette erasure protection
46
Specifications
47
Index
Last Page
Caution
Be sure to read the cautions carefully before you operate this VCR.
Keep the VCR away from high temperatures
Keep the VCR away from sources of heat such as direct sunlight, heating radiators, or
closed vehicles.
Avoid magnets or magnetized objects
Never bring a magnet or magnetized object close to the VCR because this could adversely
affect the performance of the VCR. When using the VCR together with other equipment,
keep as much distance as possible between them to prevent them from adversely affecting
each other's performance.
No fingers or other objects inside
Touching internal parts of the VCR is dangerous, and may cause serious damage.
Do not attempt to remove the cover as; there are no user serviceable parts inside.
Keep away from liquids
Keep the VCR away from all liquids.
Caution: If water or some other liquid is spilled into the VCR, serious damage could occur.
If this happens, disconnect from the mains socket immediately and consult your dealer.
Video head clogging
The picture and sound can be lost or become distorted if video heads become clogged.
This may happen in certain environmental conditions or if old or damaged or damp tapes are
used or after long use of the VCR.
If this occurs then please consult your dealer. Note: Video Head Cleaning is NOT covered by the
warranty.
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.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
If the VCR is moved from a cold to a warm place or if a heater is turned on, 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.
2
Avoid humidity and dust
Do not use the VCR in very humid or dusty places.
This may cause damage to its internal parts.
Stacking
Install the VCR in a horizontal position and do not place anything heavy on it.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
! If the VCR is in a room that was very cold before a heater has just been turned on.
! If the VCR is in a room with steam or high humidity.
! If the VCR is brought from cold surroundings into a well-heated room.
! 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:
!
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.
IMPORTANT
Your attention is drawn to the fact that the recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or
broadcast material may infringe copyright laws.
WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO
RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND ENSURE THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE
PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
CAUTION!
! DO NOT INSTALL, OR PLACE THIS UNIT, IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT
IS WELL VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT CURTAINS
AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE VENTILATION VENTS.
! DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S VENTILATION OPENINGS WITH NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS, CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR ITEMS.
! DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF NAKED FLAMES, SUCH AS LIGHTED CANDLES, ON THE UNIT.
! DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANNER.
THIS UNIT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MODERATE CLIMATES.
This product may receive radio interference caused by mobile telephones during use. If such interference is apparent, please
increase separation between the product and the mobile telephone.
3
CAUTION
How to replace the fuse
Confirm the AC mains plug fitted
and follow the instructions below.
Illustrations may differ from actual
AC mains plug.
1. Open the fuse cover with a screwdriver.
Fuse cover
1
2. Replace the fuse and attach the fuse cover.
2
Fuse
(5 ampere)
Caution for AC Mains Lead
For your safety, please read the following text carefully.
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and
convenience.
A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure
that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5-ampere and that is approved by ASTA or BSI to
BS1362. Check for the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse. If the plug
contains a removable fuse cover you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is
replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is
obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local dealer.
CAUTION!
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN
YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF
AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY. THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL
SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO ANY 13-AMPERE SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring code as stated below. If in any doubt
please consult a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue:
Neutral, Brown: Live.
As these colours may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug, proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured Blue must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured Black or Blue. The wire which is
coloured Brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or
coloured Brown or Red.
WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS
MARKED WITH THE LETTER E, BY THE EARTH SYMBOL OR COLOURED GREEN
OR GREEN/YELLOW. THIS PLUG IS NOT WATERPROOF - KEEP DRY.
FOR YOUR SAFETY DO NOT REMOVE OUTER COVER. To prevent electric shock, do not
remove the cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. For your safety, be sure not to connect or handle the equipment with wet hands.
4
Check List
Check that you have the accessories and items shown
Remote Control
N2QAKB000044
RF cable
K2KF2BA00001, VJA0728-A
or K1TWACC00001
Batteries for the
Remote Control
R6 size
AC Mains lead
RJA0044-3C
Quick Start Guide
RQCAD0007
Operating Instructions
RQTD0079-B
Guarantee Card
www.panasonic.co.uk
(for UK and Republic of Ireland customers only)
• Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by
phoning our Customer Care Centre Mon-Friday 9:00am–5:30pm. (Excluding public holidays.)
• Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application.
• Most major credit and debit cards accepted
• All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd.
• It couldn’t be simpler!
Customer Care Centre
For UK customers: 08705 357357
For Republic of Ireland customers: 01 289 8333
5
Front Panel
1
3
2
4
5
6
EJECT
60SEC. JET REWIND
EXTERNAL LINK
CH
INTELLIGENT TIMER
TIMER REC
PROG PLAY
NV-MV20
QUICK
ERASE
TIMER CHECK
EXT LINK
REC
PDC
7 8
1
2
INTELLIGENT TIMER
3
PROG PLAY
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
6
Stand-by/on switch
EJECT
CH
TIMER REC
QUICK
ERASE
9 10 11
12 13
/I
Defines timer programmes.
Plays back programmed recordings.
Ejects the cassette.
Selects a channel.
Activates the recording timer.
Erases a cassette.
EXT LINK
Activates the recording timer for externally controlled recording.
TIMER CHECK
REC
Displays the timer programme for verification.
Record button
11
Fast winding / JET SEARCH
12
Stop button
13
Playback button
Rear Panel
IN/
ENT
AC IN~
SECTEUR~
RF/
ANT
AV1 (TV)
OUT/
SORTIE
1
1
2
3
4
2
3 4
AC Input socket (Power supply)
AV1 21-pin Scart socket
RF IN socket (Aerial input)
RF OUT socket (Aerial output)
Inserting batteries into the remote control unit:
The batteries last for about a year, depending on how often you use the RC unit.
! Do not mix old with new batteries or batteries of different types.
! Only use batteries without any harmful substances (such as lead, cadmium, mercury).
! Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
! Remove the batteries if the remote control unit will remain unused for longer
periods of time.
! Do not heat or short-circuit the batteries.
! Immediately remove used-up batteries and replace with batteries of type AA,
UM3 or R6.
! Be sure to put in the batteries the right way round (+and -).
Dispose of batteries, packaging material and the unit according to statutory
regulations. They must not be thrown into the household refuse.
7
Remote control functions
Stand-by/on switch
/I
1
Press to switch the unit from on to stand-by mode or vice versa. In stand-by mode,
the unit is still consuming a small amount of power.
EXT LINK
TV ASPECT
Some Panasonic TV sets accept control
signals from the VCR's remote control unit.
In the table, the TV buttons are marked with
TV, the VCR buttons with VCR.
VCR
TV
Activates the recording timer for externally controlled recording.
VCR
Changes the screen format.
TV
P. 25
EXT LINK TV ASPECT
1
TV/TEXT
TRACKING/V-LOCK
CH
VOLUME
TV/TEXT
Toggles between TV reception and video text reception.
INPUT SELECT
Control menu
ENTER
2
INDEX
PROG PLAY AUDIO
OSD menu selection buttons.
ENTER: Selects or saves a setting.
VCR
Displays the menu.
VCR
Quits a menu.
VCR
2
MENU
VIDEO Plus+
REC
Playback functions
Fast winding / Forward and backward search
! Goes from Stop into Fast Forward or Fast Rewind mode.
! JET SEARCH during playback (See page 22)
Press Stop to stop recording, playing back or winding.
To eject a cassette: Press button for more than 3 seconds.
Still Playback
8
4
ENTER
VCR / TV
switch
EXIT
Playback
3
TV
CH
VCR
PROG./CHECK
I-TIMER
VCR
VCR
VCR
PDC
SP/LP/EP
TIMER
OFF TIMER OSD/DISPLAY RESET/CANCEL
5
3
4
VIDEO Plus+
Selects a programme memory location and
inputs the VIDEO Plus+ number.
Example: 18=
VCR
TV
PROG PLAY
REC
Selects the TV set's AV port.
TRACKING/V-LOCK
CH
TV
INPUT SELECT
Channel selector
Tracking control of disturbed VCR image.
Volume control.
VCR
TV
AUDIO
TV
Displays the VIDEO Plus+ menu.
VCR
Plays back programmed recordings.
VCR
Record
VCR
Toggles between AV input and TV station.
VCR
Finds the start of a recording.
VCR
P. 30
P. 27
P. 24
P. 41
This button has no function.
5
CH
CH
PROG/CHECK
PDC
SP/LP/EP
TV : Selects the AV input and navigates in
the menu.
VCR: Menu entries.
Displays the Timer recording menu.
OFF TIMER
TV
VCR
VCR
P. 26
Controls the beginning and end of a recording
session by a special signal.
VCR
Sets the tape speed.
VCR
I-TIMER
TIMER
Recalls last 5 timer programmes
VCR
Activates the recording timer.
VCR
P. 29
P. 26
OSD/DISPLAY
Press the button repeatedly to display the time, VCR
P. 24
tape counter or remaining tape.
RESET/CANCEL
RESET : Resets the counter to 0:00.00.
CANCEL: Clears an entry you made.
P. 28
P. 24
Switches the unit into stand-by mode after the
VCR
set time of recording, playback or in Stop mode. P. 42
VCR
P. 42
9
Connections
without Scart cable
You can connect your VCR to a TV and Satellite Receiver using RF cable.
However, using this connection method it may be difficult to obtain a clear picture from
the Satellite Receiver.
For this reason it is not recommended for inexperienced users.
(See preferred connection on page 12.)
Aerial Input socket
Satellite Receiver
1 Aerial
4
Aerial Output socket
To AC Mains socket
TV
2 RF cable
RF Input socket
VCR
Aerial Input
socket
3
AC Input socket
4
RF Output socket
3
4
10
AC Mains lead (supplied)
RF cable (supplied)
Must be connected to
watch TV channels.
To AC Mains socket
Follow the step-by-step guide below.
1
Connect the aerial to the aerial input socket of the
Satellite Receiver.
- If you do not have a Satellite Receiver, connect the
aerial to the RF input socket of the VCR and go to step 3.
Satellite Receiver
Satellite Receiver
IN
ENT
2
RF
ANT
OUT
SORTIE
IN
ENT
3
RF
ANT
Connect the aerial from Satellite Receiver to the
RF Input socket.
Connect the RF output socket to the TV aerial socket.
VCR
VCR
TV
OUT
SORTIE
Notes:
4
Plug the TV, VCR and Satellite Receiver into the mains.
5
Switch ON your Satellite Receiver; to ensure reliable tuning
select either SKY ONE or SKY NEWS.
If, after Auto Setup is complete, the programme position of the satellite receiver is not to your
preference, or 'SAT' name is not shown in the Program List, you can re-arrange the
programme position and enter 'SAT' name manually (See pages 34-36).
11
Connections
with Scart cables
and Satellite Receiver
(fully-wired)
RF Input socket
RF Output socket
AV1 21-pin Scart socket
AC Input socket
1
Aerial
VCR
AC Mains lead
5 (supplied)
RF cable
2 (supplied)
Necessary for Connecting
a Satellite Receiver
Satellite Receiver
5 To AC Mains socket
3
21-pin Scart socket (VCR)
Aerial Input socket
TV
21-pin Scart socket (TV)
4 Direct Connection
Satellite Receiver to TV
AV1 socket
12
5 To AC
Mains socket
Follow the step-by-step guide below.
IN
ENT
RF
ANT
1
Connect the aerial to the RF Input socket of the VCR.
2
Connect the RF cable from the RF Output socket
of the VCR to the TV aerial input socket.
3
Connect the AV1 21-pin scart socket to the VCR scart
socket on your Satellite Receiver/Digital Receiver.
If you are not connecting a Satellite Receiver, skip this
step.
VCR
OUT
SORTIE
IN
ENT
RF
ANT
VCR
TV
OUT
SORTIE
VCR
AV1( TV)
4
Connect the TV scart socket of your Satellite Receiver
to the AV1 scart socket of your TV.
If you are not connecting a Satellite Receiver, skip this
step.
5
Plug the TV, VCR and Satellite Receiver into the mains.
Satellite Receiver
Satellite Receiver
TV
13
Connections
with Scart cables
(fully-wired)
RF Input socket
RF Output socket
AV1 21-pin Scart socket
AC Input socket
1
Aerial
VCR
AC Mains lead
4 (supplied)
cable
2 RF
(supplied)
Aerial Input socket
TV
3
Necessary for TV
AV1 socket
14
4 To AC
Mains socket
Follow the step-by-step guide below.
IN
ENT
RF
ANT
1
Connect the aerial to the RF Input socket of the VCR.
2
Connect the RF cable from the RF Output socket
of the VCR to the TV aerial input socket.
3
Connect the AV1 21-pin scart socket to the TV scart
socket. If your TV does not have a scart socket or
you do not have a scart cable, skip this step.
4
Plug the TV, VCR and Satellite Receiver into the mains.
VCR
OUT
SORTIE
IN
ENT
RF
ANT
VCR
TV
OUT
SORTIE
AV1( TV)
VCR
TV
15
AUTO SETUP
!
Set the VCR/TV switch to VCR.
Turn on the TV,
! then press the VCR-Stand-by/ON button to switch on the VCR.
The VCR will now start Auto Setup.
!
VCR
TV
- While Auto Setup is running the first digit of the VCR display will flash.
VCR Display
Auto Setup
Tuning
: Ch 21
On-Screen Display
After a while it will stop flashing and the RF output channel number will
be displayed.
- Select an unused channel pre-set on your TV and tune it to the RF
output channel number shown on the VCR display (or until you can
clearly see the Auto Setup screen). Store the new video playback
channel (refer to the instructions for your TV).
- If you connect your VCR to the TV by a Scart cable, you do not need
to tune the TV as described above simply select appropriate input
mode on TV.
Owner ID
Owner ID
PIN number
Name
House No
Postcode
: ****
: **************
: ***********
: ***********
You now have the opportunity
to enter your details and
help the police crack crime
see instruction book.
:select
: exit
ENTER
: store
EXIT
On-Screen Display
16
You can complete the Owner ID now or skip this step and do it later.
To do it later, press the EXIT button again. Your VCR is now ready to use.
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
To set the Owner ID now, press the Numeric buttons or
to enter a
four-digit PIN number.
Press , to correct the digit.
Make sure that you will remember the PIN number (make a note of it).
Press the ENTER button twice to confirm.
Enter the [Name], [House No] and [Postcode] in the same way.
Press the ENTER button to confirm each entry.
Press the EXIT button to leave the Owner ID screen.
You will now see the TV picture. Your VCR is now ready to use.
Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
If the clock setting menu appears
MANUAL
(Auto clock set was not possible due to a weak signal)
Time
Date
! Press
to set the correct time and date.
! Press the ENTER button to finish this setting.
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 03
Note:
- If Auto Setup has previously been completed the VCR will not start Auto Setup
automaticaliy. In this case you can re-start Auto Setup again. See page 37.
- If you want to cancel Auto Setup before it has finished, press the EXIT button.
You can restart Auto Setup again. See page 37.
- In some cases, the RF output channel may interfere with the TV stations
transmitted in your area. This may prevent you from seeing the On-Screen
Display clearly. Please see page 19 for removing the interference before
restarting Auto Setup (page 37).
TV Reception Channels
The reception channels are different from UK and Ireland.
Example of UK model
Example of Ireland model
Tuning
Pos
1
2
3
4
5
Name
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
List of TV Reception Channels
Tuning
Ch
22
23
24
25
26
Pos Name
6
7 ---8 ---9 ---10 - - - -
Ch
30
---------
Pos
1
2
3
4
5
Name
RTE1
NET2
TNG
BBC1
BBC2
Ch
2
4
6
22
23
Pos Name
6 ITV
7 CH4
8 CH5
9 ---10 - - - -
Ch
24
25
26
-----
UK
Ireland
VHF
–
A–J
UHF
21–68
21–69
CATV
–
104–470MHz
Channel Listing may differ from the examples shown left,
depending on signal reception condition.
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Checking the Settings
for Auto Setup
To confirm that the TV stations have been tuned correctly by Auto Setup
MENU
!
Press the MENU button to display the OSD Main menu
on the TV screen.
!
Press
!
Press
to select Manual then press the ENTER button to display the list of
tuned TV stations and confirm that all available TV stations have been set correctly.
- Positions 5 and 6 may differ from the example shown on page 17. If Channel 5
is received, it is usually found on programme position 5 and a connected satellite
receiver on programme position 6.
- If Channel 5 is not received but a satellite receiver is connected, then the
satellite receiver is found on programme position 5.
!
Press the EXIT button to exit the On Screen Display.
On Screen Display
Menu
Timer recording
Tuning
Clock set
Others
:select
: exit
ENTER
: access
EXIT
Tuning
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
: select
: return
MENU
18
ENTER
EXIT
: access
: exit
to select Tuning then press the ENTER button.
EXIT
When the station names and/or channel numbers have not been set correctly.
See page 35 for details.
When no station has been found, confirm all connections of the VCR again and
restart the Auto Setup. See page 37 for details.
Notes:
- If station name is [
]:
The asterisks indicate that a station was found during Auto Setup but has not been
named (due to weak signal).
The stations in the list with asterisk will need to be named manually. (See page 35.)
- If station name is [- - - -]:
The dashes represent unused channel positions.
The stations in the list with dashes will need to be set manually. (See page 34.).
Removing Interference / Changing RF-channel
TV screen
The picture with interference
VCR Ch:28
In some cases, interference (lines or patterning) or a very poor picture may
appear on the TV when the VCR is connected. If this happens, follow the
steps below to change the video playback channel (RF output channel) to
remove the interference.
VCR
TV
!
Set the VCR/TV switch to VCR.
!
Press the MENU button for more than 5 seconds. The RF
output channel number is displayed on the VCR display.
!
Press the Numeric buttons or use the Channel (CH) button
to select a channel number, which differs by 2 or 3 from the
present channel number. (For example, if the original
channel number was 28, enter 31.)
MENU
On-Screen Display
Test pattern indication
VCR display
Indication when the RF output
channel is 28 (example)
CH
!
Indication after changing the RF
output channel to 31 (example)
VCR Ch:31
Test pattern indication
TRACKING/V-LOCK
!
Retune your TV until you receive the Test pattern. It may be
necessary to repeat steps 2 and 3 above until you can see the
Test pattern clearly. If using a Scart cable please see the note
below.
Press ENTER to finish this setting.
Note: -Set the RF output channel of the VCR to [- -] (RF OFF) if the VCR is
connected to the TV via the 21-pin Scart cable.
-Press the 0 button or Channel button to display [- -], if using a
21-pin Scart cable.
21
The clear picture
...
68
(RF OFF)
19
Menu System
Timer recording
Pos
Date
-------
-------------------
-------
/
/
/
/
/
/
-------
1/3
Start Stop
--:---:---:---:---:---:--
--:---:---:---:---:---:--
PDC
-
Page 27
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Tuning
Menu
Timer recording
Tuning
Clock set
Others
Page 34
Page 37
Page 37
Page 38
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
Page 39
AUTO
Time
Date
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 03
Others
Tape length
SQPB
OSD
VCR display
EXT LINK
20
:
:
:
:
:
AUTO( E-240)
AUTO
4:3
DIMMED
1
Page 33
Menu Overview
The cursor keys of the remote control unit
menus and to change settings.
Menu
Timer recording
Tuning
Clock set
Others
!
!
!
:select
: exit
ENTER
allow you to move between
Press MENU to display the Menu screen.
Select an entry by pressing
.
Press ENTER to access the selected sub-menu.
: access
EXIT
Tuning
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
The selected sub-menu is displayed.
!
!
Select the item you wish to edit
.
Press ENTER to access.
Make the changes as appropriate. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Press MENU to return to the previous menu.
!
Press EXIT to quit the menu.
!
!
: select
: return
MENU
ENTER
EXIT
: access
: exit
21
Playback
Set the TV set to the video channel and insert a cassette into the VCR
Normal Playback:
Press .
Cue or Review Playback:
During playback, press and release
or
.
• To return to normal playback, press .
, Cue or review playback continues for as
or
• If you press and hold down the
long as you keep the button pressed.
High Speed Cue or Review Playback (JET SEARCH):
During playback, press and release
or
twice.
• During high-speed cue or review, the tape transport noise will increase. This is normal.
Still Playback:
During playback, press
.
• To return to normal playback, press
Press
or
.
to stop playback.
Playing back S-VHS Cassette Tape (SQPB=S-VHS Quasi Playback)
It is also possible to play back tapes recorded on an S-VHS VCR.
• The picture quality will be similar to VHS playback.
• It is not possible to make an S-VHS recording with this VCR.
Playing back NTSC video cassettes
You can play back NTSC video cassettes for viewing on a PAL system (PAL 60) TV
set. You cannot record on or copy video cassettes to NTSC-format cassettes.
CVC Super - Crystal View Control Super
CVC Super gives the best picture quality possible by adjusting to the individual tape
characteristics.
22
Tracking control
Adjusting the playback picture
Under normal conditions, the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking for
optimum performance.
However, in some cases it may be necessary to adjust it manually.
Playback picture
containing noise bars
If the picture contains noise bars and it is not clear to see (tracking adjustment):
If noise bars appear during normal playback or still playback, follow the
operations below.
TRACKING/V-LOCK
CH
During normal playback, press CH
or
until the bars noise disappear.
To return to Auto Tracking:
Press CH
or
simultaneously.
If the still picture jitters or jumps (V-lock adjustment):
If the still picture jitters or jumps, perform the following.
During still playback, keep the CH button
becomes stable.
or
pressed until the picture
Notes:
- With certain TV models and tapes, it may not be possible to adjust the tracking.
- If you play back a cassette that was recorded on another unit of VCR, the
picture quality may be inferior in the normal playback and still playback, and
it may need to manual adjust the tracking by above method.
- 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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Recording
Set the TV set to the video channel and insert a cassette into the VCR; make
sure that the cassette's protection tab is still in.
REC
!
!
!
SP
SP
OSD /DISPLAY
SP/LP/EP
Select a channel to record from.
Select the AV channel if you are recording via the 21-pin scart cable.
Press REC to start recording.
Press to stop recording.
!
To pause recording:
The function will switch itself off after approx. 5 minutes to protect the video
heads.
!
To resume recording:
Tape Remain Counter / Indicator
The display of the VCR shows: time - counter - tape remain.
The start of a cassette is indicated as -----.
!
Press OSD/DISPLAY until 'RE' is displayed.
!
Prior to starting the recording session, press SP/LP/EP to set the tape speed.
SP : normal recording time
- optimal picture quality
LP : double recording time
- simple picture quality
EP : triple recording time
- reduced picture quality
Note: - When you play back LP or EP recordings, some cassettes (e.g. E-300 type)
may produce interference. This is not indicative of a malfunction.
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External recording control
Aerial
VCR
TV
The AV input of this VCR is equipped for future use with external equipment
having external timer recording control such as digital satellite receivers. The
AV input can be set to EXT LINK 1 or EXT LINK 2 depending on the equipment
to be connected. Fully wired 21-pin scart cable is required. Refer also to the
manufacturer’s instruction for the external unit.
EXT LINK 1: The VCR recording start and stop time is controlled by a control
signal sent via the 21-pin scart cable from the external unit, for
example Sky Digibox.
EXT LINK 2: The VCR will start recording when AV input detects the video
signal and stop recording when the video signal is switched off by
the external unit.
Satellite Receiver
External recording control
!
!
Others
Tape length
SQPB
OSD
VCR display
EXT LINK
MENU
: select
: return
:
:
:
:
:
EXIT
AUTO( E-240)
AUTO
4:3
DIMMED
2
: exit
!
!
EXT LINK
!
Press MENU and select Others
Press ENTER
Select EXT LINK 2 or 1
Press MENU to return to the Menu screen.
Press the EXT LINK button to activate the VCR's recording stand-by mode.
As long as the Video- or Controlsignal is being transmitted by the Satellite or
Digital Receiver, the VCR will record.
The following screen will be shown
if you selected EXT LINK 2:
!
!
EXT LINK recording in progress.
ENTER : yes
EXT LINK :cancel
Press ENTER to hide the message.
Press the EXT LINK button to stop recording.
Notes: - Be sure that the timer programmes stored by your VCR do not overlap the
ones of the satellite or digital receiver.
- Some external equipment may not work with this function, refer to the
operating instructions for the external unit.
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Timer recording
PROG/CHECK
Timer recording
Pos
1
2
3
4
5
--
Date
BBC1 31/12
BBC2 31/12
ITV 31/12
CH4 31/12
CH5 31/12
- - - - - -/ - :select
: delete
CANCEL
!
Press MENU, select Timer recording and press ENTER;
or press PROG/CHECK to display the Timer recording menu.
! Press ENTER
Use the cursor keys or CH
to make the next entries.
! Select a station
, or press CH (example BBC1)
! Set the date, week or day of week
, or press DATE (example 31/12)
! Enter the recording start time:
, or press ON (example 10:30)
! Enter the recording stop time:
, or press OFF (example 11:30)
Keep the buttons pressed to change the time in 30-minute steps.
1/3
Start Stop
10:30
11:30
12:30
13:30
14:30
- -: - ENTER
EXIT
11:30
12:30
13:30
14:30
15:30
- -:- -
PDC
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
The recording timer allows you to programme the recording time of TV
programmes up to 1 month in advance. Use the on-screen menu to programme
a maximum of 16 recordings.
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
---
: store
: exit
TIMER
!
Set the tape speed: A (Automatic), SP, LP, EP
!
Press
!
Press ENTER to save the timer programme.
!
Repeat these steps for further recordings you may wish to programme.
Press TIMER to activate the VCR´s Timer stand-by mode
Ensure that the video recorder symbol is displayed.
!
,
or the PDC button to change the PDC setting (ON/OFF) .
Do not forget to verify that there is enough tape remain. The total
recording time must not exceed the length of tape on the video cassette.
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Timer recording
TIMER
TIMER CHECK
PROG/CHECK
Quitting the timer mode
!
Press TIMER; the video recorder symbol turns off.
You can now play back a cassette or make a manual recording.
Press TIMER again to reactivate the timer programme you entered
previously.
Displays the timer programmes for verification. (button on the unit only)
!
Repeatedly press TIMER CHECK to view the details of the timer programmes
on the VCR's display.
Checking the timer programme
!
!
Press PROG/CHECK; the Timer Recording menu will appear.
Press PROG/CHECK again or EXIT to quit the menu.
Changing or cancelling a timer programme
!
!
!
!
!
!
PROG PLAY
Press PROG/CHECK to display the Timer Recording menu.
Press
to select the entry you wish to edit.
Press ENTER
Use
to change the entries.
Press ENTER
Press RESET/CANCEL to cancel the timer programme.
Playing back programmed recordings
The unit will rewind to the beginning of the programmed recording and
automatically start playing it back.
You can also play back programmed recordings manually.
This function will not work if the tape has been ejected after Timer Recordings
have been completed.
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Timer recording
Automatic SP/LP selection
Note:
A: If, at the beginning of a timer programme, there is not enough tape left to
complete it, the SP/LP function will automatically run the tape at LP speed.
This ensures that the entire programme will be recorded. If the LP mode is
not enough to 'stretch' the remaining tape to fit you will not be able to record
all of the TV programme.
- It is not possible to automatically activate the EP mode.
PDC function
Programme Delivery Control adjusts the start and stop time of a timer recording
automatically to ensure the recording starts and finishes in line with the
programme broadcast.
This is useful when a programme over-runs the published times.
The station must be transmitting PDC and the exact time must be set for PDC
to work. The VCR detects whether a station is transmitting PDC only during the
tuning process.
If PDC is introduced or discontinued by a station you will need to re-tune the
VCR before it becomes aware of this.
PDC transmissions are not currently nation-wide so please check with your
local broadcaster for more information.
PDC
ON : The station transmits PDC signals. You must set the start time to the
time specified in the TV magazines.
- - - : The station does not transmit PDC signals. Try to set the start and
stop times such that the entire film can be recorded even if a programme
begins or ends earlier or later than planned.
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INTELLIGENT TIMER
INTELLIGENT TIMER
Pos
Date
25/10/03
Start Stop
PDC
1 BBC1 25/10 10:30 11:30 SP ON
1 BBC1 25/10 18:3019:30 SP OFF
2 BBC2 25/10 12:30 13:30 A ON
I-TIMER
This function makes it easier for you to time the recording of programmes
transmitted by the same station at the same time but on different days. You can
fully modify the programmes once they have been transferred to the Timer
Recording menu. The INTELLIGENT TIMER menu lists the information of the
last 5 timer programmes.
To use the INTELLIGENT TIMER function you must first programme at least
one normal timer programme.
Setting a programme at it is
!
I-TIMER : select
ENTER : edit
:
CANCEL : delete
Timer recording
Pos
Date
1
1
-----
TIMER :
store
unlock
: lock
EXIT : exit
!
!
1/3
Start Stop
PDC
BBC1 26/10 10:30 11:30 SP ON
BBC1 26/10 18:30 19:30 SP OFF
----- / ---:-- --:-- ------ -- / ---:-- --:-- - ------ -- / ---:-- --:-- - ------ -- / ---:-- --:-- - --ENTER : store
:select
CANCEL : delete
EXIT : exit
Press I-TIMER.
Press
or I-TIMER to select a programme.
Press TIMER to activate the timer mode.
Editing a programme
!
!
!
!
!
!
Press I-TIMER.
Press
or I-TIMER to select a programme.
Press ENTER to display the Timer recording screen.
Use
to change any of the data.
Press ENTER to store a change.
Press TIMER to activate the timer mode.
Protect and unprotect a Programme
If more than 5 timer programmes are made, the oldest entry will be deleted
automatically if it is not protected.
! To protect a programme, select the entry
and press ; the symbol is
displayed.
! To unprotect press
; the symbol disappears.
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VIDEO Plus+
Programming with the VIDEO Plus+ Function
The VIDEO Plus+ Codes (numbers) make it easy to set the VCR for timer
recording from TV channel and SAT channel.
The recording time may be slightly longer than the TV programme.
Video Plus+
8 3 5 4 2 - - - !
VIDEO Plus+
!
0 - 9 :enter
: correct
: access
: exit
ENTER
EXIT
!
Press the VIDEO Plus+ button.
Press the Numeric button to enter the VIDEO Plus+ code
(press to correct any mistakes)
Press ENTER
The Timer recording screen is displayed.
! Set the tape speed: A (Automatic), SP, LP, EP
(for automatic setting see page 28)
Timer recording
Pos
1
1
2
----
Date
BBC1 31/12
BBC1 31/12
BBC2 31/12
- - - - - -/ - - - - - - -/ - - - - - - -/ - -
1/3
Start Stop
10:30
11:30
12:30
- -: - - -: - - -: - -
11:30
12:30
13:30
- -: - - -: - - -: - -
PDC
SP ON
SP ON
SP OFF
- --- --- ---
If you do not wish to edit the Timer recording data.
! Press TIMER to activate the timer mode.
Ensure that the video recorder symbol is displayed.
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
!
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,
To edit Timer recording data press ENTER
Use
, to select a station or press CH
Use
, to set the date, week or day of week or press DATE
Use
, to change the start time or press ON
Use
, to change the stop time or press OFF
See page 28 for PDC recording
Press ENTER
Press TIMER to activate the timer mode.
Ensure that the video recorder symbol is displayed.
TIMER
VIDEO Plus+
If [- -] appears under Pos after entering a VIDEO Plus+ Code (Number)
Timer recording
1/3
Pos
Date
Start Stop
-------
- -/ - - -/ - - -/ - - -/ - - -/ - -
10:30
- -: - - -: - - -: - - -: - - -: - -
-------------------
PDC
11:30 SP - - - -: - - - - - - -: - - - - - - -: - - - - - - -: - - - - - - -: - - - - - -
[- -] indication
Pos is the Programme Position/TV Station Name.
Normally, the name of the TV station and the number of the programme position
is displayed under [Pos].
However, if the TV station information was not automatically set during Auto
Setup due to adverse reception conditions, the [--] indication appears instead.
The [--] will also appear, when using VIDEO Plus+ to record from a Satellite
broadcast for the first time. For each satellite station, you will have to set the
Pos for the first time (for details see page 32).
In this case, follow the steps below to set the Pos.
Press the CH button repeatedly to select the programme position on which the
TV programme to be recorded will be broadcast.
After you have entered the information of a TV station, it remains stored in the
VCR’s memory, and you do not need to enter it again in the future.
To suspend the Timer recording Standby Mode
When you want to use the VCR for playback or manual recording before the
programmed timer recording will be performed, you can temporarily suspend
the timer recording standby mode by pressing the TIMER REC button so that
the indication on the VCR display disappears.
However, after you have finished using the VCR, remember to reactivate the
timer recording standby mode by pressing the TIMER REC button again,
otherwise the programmed timer recording will not take place.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks of Gemstar Development
Corporation. The VIDEO Plus+ system is manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation.
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VIDEO Plus+
VIDEO Plus+ Codes for Satellite Receivers /Cable TV
This VCR is not designed to control (switch on or change channel) your satellite
receiver or Cable TV box, however, it can be taught to recognise VIDEO Plus+
Codes for Satellite stations. The Satellite receiver or Cable TV box must be
switched on and the correct station selected. Some receivers have their own timer
facility for this purpose. Please refer to your Satellite Receiver/Cable TV box
instructions for use of such timer facilities.
For your VCR to recognise the VIDEO Plus+ Codes for each satellite station, you
must teach your VCR which channel or AV input to record from for the first time.
Otherwise when setting a VIDEO Plus+ recording, the [- -] symbol will appear in
the channel position indicating that the VCR does not know which channel position
to set. Once you have set the channel/AV input once the VCR will remember it
whenever you use a VIDEO Plus+ Code for the station again.
Video Plus+
8 3 5 4 2 - - - -
Timer recording
Date
-------
10:30 11:30 SP - - - -/ - - - -: - - - -: - - - - - - -/ - - - -: - - - -: - - - - - - -/ - - - -: - - - -: - - - - - - -/ Invalid
- - - -: entry
- - - -: - - - - - - -/ - - - -: - - - -: - - - - - -
-------------------
Timer recording
Pos
Date
AV AV
-- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----
32
1/3
Pos
Start Stop
PDC
1/3
Start Stop
26/10 10:30 11:30
-- / ---:-- --:--- / ---:-- --:--- / ---:-- --:--- / ---:-- --:--- / ---:-- --:--
Press the VIDEO Plus+ button.
!
Enter a VIDEO Plus+ Code from a Satellite TV Guide for a satellite channel,
e.g. Sky 1 using the Numeric buttons. Press to correct any mistakes.
!
Press the ENTER button. [- -] will appear instead of a channel number/AV input.
!
Press the CH button to select the channel or AV input that is to be used for
recording from the satellite channel.
!
Press the ENTER button to memorise the setting. The VCR will now
automatically set the programme position or AV input correctly when a
VIDEO Plus+ recording is set for this satellite station in the future.
!
Press
to select the programme that you have just set. Now press the
CANCEL button to delete it from the timer recording list. It is no longer
needed.
Repeat the steps above until you have set and deleted dummy timer
recordings for each of the satellite stations that you will make VIDEO Plus+
recordings from.
PDC
SP ON
- --- --- --- --- ---
VIDEO Plus+
!
!
!
Press EXIT when you have finished.
Others Menu
Others
Tape length
SQPB
OSD
VCR display
EXT LINK
:
:
:
:
:
AUTO( E-240)
AUTO
4:3
DIMMED
1
Tape length
MENU
: select
: return
EXIT
Sets the tape length of the cassette you use.
AUTO (
E - 240), E - 195, E - 260, E - 300
: exit
SQPB
AUTO
: The VCR automatically detects the type of recording.
ON
: Plays back S-VHS format cassettes in quasi S-VHS format.
OFF
: Plays back cassettes recorded in VHS format only.
4:3
OSD
WIDE
OFF
VCR display
DIMMED : The VCR's display is dimmed.
ON
: The VCR's display is on at normal brightness.
(only in stand-by mode)
1
EXT LINK
: Displays appear at the edge of the screen
(displays not visible on 16:9 format screens).
: Displays appear at the edge of the screen
(displays appear in the middle on 4:3 format screens).
: No on-screen displays
2
: The VCR recording start and stop time is controlled by a
control signal sent via the 21-pin cable from the external
unit, for example Sky Digibox.
: The VCR will start recording when AV input detects the
video signal and stop recording when the video signal is
switched off by the external unit.
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Manual setup
This VCR has 99 programme positions that can be tuned to receive
TV stations.
In certain circumstances you may wish to tune in a station manually
or rename a TV station.
Manual Tuning
Tuning
Pos Name
1
2
3
4
5
Ch
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
A:
delete
select
MENU : return
6
7
8
9
10
22
23
24
25
26
-------------
: select
: return
move
ENTER : access
EXIT : exit
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---------
!
!
!
!
!
Press MENU and select Tuning
Press ENTER
Select Manual
and press ENTER
Select a free line down the list:
Press ENTER
B:
Pos
Name
Channel
MENU
Pos Name Ch
: 7
: ---: --- :
EXIT
!
!
Press
to start Channel tuning, or the Numeric buttons to enter the channel
number.
Wait until the desired station has been set.
Press MENU to return to the Tuning screen.
: exit
Note: If you have performed Manual Tuning to find TV stations, the [ - - ]
indication may appear under [Pos/Name] on the On Screen Display
when programming a VIDEO Plus+ timer recording.
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Manual setup
Changing the name of TV stations
Tuning
Pos
1
2
3
4
5
A:
!
Name
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
delete
select
MENU : return
Ch
22
23
24
25
26
Pos Name Ch
6
30
7 ---- --8 ---- --9 ---- --10 - - - - - - -
!
!
!
!
Press Menu and select Tuning
Press ENTER
Select Manual and press ENTER
Select a TV station
Press ENTER
B:
move
ENTER : access
EXIT : exit
!
Pos
Name
Channel
: select
MENU : return
: 1
: BBC1
: 7
!
!
!
EXIT
: exit
Select the Name entry
.
The cursor will mark the first letter BBC1.
Change that letter
Next letter , BBC1
Press MENU
The new name will be stored in the station table.
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Manual setup
Tuning
Pos Name
1
2
3
4
5
A:
BBC1
BBC2
ITV
CH4
CH5
delete
move
MENU : return
Ch
22
23
24
25
26
B:
Pos Name Ch
6
7
8
9
10
-------------
!
!
Press ENTER
Select Manual and press ENTER
Press Green button (Date+), an arrow at the left edge indicates
which field has been selected.
You can now move the station to any other location
.
Press ENTER
!
Press Red button (CH
!
!
!
move
: store
: exit
ENTER
EXIT
CH
CH
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30
---------
Changing the order of TV stations or deleting a station
! Press MENU and select Tuning
) to delete the station.
Manual setup
Restart Auto Setup
Tuning
!
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
!
!
!
OK?
ENTER : yes
The Auto Setup menu will be displayed.
The Tuning will start automatically.
EXIT : no
Note:
Auto Setup
Tuning
Press MENU and select Tuning
Press ENTER
Select Auto Setup
and press ENTER
Press ENTER
: Ch 1
- When no stations have been set, confirm all connections and restart Auto Setup.
- You can restart Auto Setup, without using remote controller, by pressing some
buttons on the front of the unit. Hold down
simultaneously for about 5 seconds.
and
on the main unit
Shipping condition / restoring factory defaults
Shipping condition resets the VCR back to the original factory settings. This is
useful if the VCR is going to be used in a new location as auto-setup will begin
again when the unit is switched on (after connecting to aerial and mains).
Tuning
!
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
!
!
!
OK?
ENTER : yes
EXIT : no
Note:
Press MENU and select Tuning
Press ENTER
Select Shipping condition
and press ENTER
Press ENTER
- To re-tune the VCR, disconnect and reconnect the AC Mains lead.
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Owner ID
Tuning
To change the Owner ID
!
!
!
!
Manual
Auto Setup
Shipping condition
Owner ID
Press MENU and select Tuning
Press ENTER.
Select Owner ID
and press ENTER.
Use the Numeric buttons or
to enter the current PIN number.
- After entering the correct PIN number, you can change the Name, House No
and Postcode.
! Press ENTER to conclude the setting.
! Use
, the Numeric buttons and ENTER to select and change the desired
information.
! Press EXIT to exit the On Screen Display.
Owner ID
PIN number
Name
House No
Postcode
: 846*
: **************
: ***********
: ***********
EJECT
Owner ID
Name
House No
Postcode
Notes:
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To display the Owner ID information
!
: MARWIN
: BANKS
: RG12 8FT
Keep EJECT pressed for more than 5 seconds.
- The PIN number is not displayed.
- After 30 seconds, this menu automatically disappears.
Clock setting
On Screen Display.
To manually adjust the clock
! Press MENU and select Clock set
.
! Press ENTER.
! Confirm that Clock set is set to MANUAL, and press ENTER.
! Use
or Numeric buttons to set the Date and Time.
! Press ENTER to conclude the settings.
! Press EXIT to exit the On Screen Display.
Menu
Timer recording
Tuning
Clock set
Others
:select
: exit
ENTER
The clock will normally be set correctly during Auto-Setup however, in some
circumstances the VCR cannot set the clock automatically. In this case, follow
the operation steps below to manually set the clock.
: access
Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
To activate the automatic time correction function
The correct time for the VCR clock can be automatically maintained when the
VCR is tuned to a station that transmits a time signal.
MANUAL
!
EXIT
Time
Date
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 03
!
!
!
Datumset
Clock
/ Zeit
AUTO
Time
Date
: 12 : 00 : 00
: 11. 6. 03
!
Press MENU and select Clock set
.
Press ENTER.
Use
to set AUTO.
Press ENTER to conclude the setting.
Under adverse reception conditions, etc., the Automatic time correction
function may not work. In this case, the indication for Clock setting is
automatically reset to MANUAL. If the reception conditions improve later on, it
may be possible to activate this function.
Press EXIT to exit the On Screen Display.
Notes: - If Clock setting is set to AUTO when you open the Clock screen, do not set it to
-
MANUAL, otherwise, the automatic time correction function is deactivated.
This VCR uses a 24 hour clock.
In case of a power failure, an automatic back-up system maintains the clock for
approximate 60 minutes.
When Clock setting is set to AUTO, 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 in standby, it does not work in the timer recording mode.
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TV control
Setting the Remote Control to operate your TV
!
Set the VCR/TV switch to TV.
VCR
TV
Only Panasonic TVs can be operated with the provided remote control.
The settings for operating the TV with the remote control have already been
made.
No additional settings need to be performed.
However, some of old Panasonic TVs cannot be operated using this remote control.
TV-Stand-by/on
Press to switch the TV from on to stand-by mode or vice
versa. In stand-by mode, the unit is still consuming a small
amount of power.
Numeric (0-9)
To select desired programme position.
AV
To select desired AV input on the TV.
CH
Channel selector
Teletext
If your TV is equipped for Teletext reception, you can use
these buttons to change the teletext information displayed
on the screen and select desired information. For details,
refer to your TV’s operating instructions.
VOLUME
To adjust the volume of the TV.
TV/TEXT
To switch between normal TV mode and teletext mode.
TV ASPECT
To switch the screen format between the wide-screen and
other aspects.
TRACKING/V-LOCK
CH
CH
TV/TEXT
TV ASPECT
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Advanced functions
Repeat Playback
The video recorder repeats playback from beginning to end of a recording.
SP
!
In Stop or Playback mode, press the Playback button for longer than 5
seconds. The video recorder displays an 'R', indicating repeat play mode.
!
Press to stop playing back at any time.
The end of a recording is marked by noise portion without picture and sound.
R
!
Finding the start of a recording
Quickly finds the start of a recording during playback or in Stop mode.
!
Rewind
Fast Forward /
Every time you press the button (max. 20 times) the video recorder will find
the start of the next recording. Playback will automatically start for all
recordings that are longer than 5 minutes.
!
Press
to exit the Search function.
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Advanced functions
Limiting the recording and playback time
OFF TIMER
SP
Switches the unit into stand-by mode after the set time of recording, playback
or in Stop mode.
! Press OFF TIMER repeatedly to extend the switch-off time from 30 to 60, 120,
180 or 240 minutes. The timer setting appears on the display of the VCR.
Tape Counter
RESET/CANCEL
QUICK
ERASE
Note:
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To reset the tape counter (elapsed time) to “0:00.00”.
! The tape counter is automatically reset to “0:00.00” when a video cassette is
inserted.
! The tape counter can also be reset to “0:00.00” by pressing the RESET
button on the remote control.
Erasing a cassette
Press and hold for a few seconds the QUICK ERASE button on the unit to
remove all recordings from a cassette.
It takes approx. 30 minutes to erase an E-180 cassette.
Erasing avoids noise bands that may occur at the beginning and end of a
recording over an existing one.
To protect the video heads, the unit automatically quits the Forward/Backward
Search, Jet Search, Still Playback functions after 5-10 minutes.
Interference and motor noise are not indicative of a malfunction.
Advanced functions
Convenient Automatic Functions
VCR Auto Power On
When you insert a video cassette, the VCR switches on automatically.
Auto Playback Start
When you insert a video cassette with a broken erasure prevention tab,
playback starts automatically without pressing the Play button.
VCR-off Playback
When the VCR is off, and you press the Play button with a tape inserted, the
VCR switches on and playback begins.
Auto Rewind
When the tape reaches the end, the VCR automatically rewinds it to the
beginning (This function is disabled during timer recording).
Automatic Switch Off and Eject
When the VCR is switched off, a tape can be ejected by pressing the EJECT
button. The VCR will eject the cassette and automatically turn itself off again.
To eject the Video Cassette using the Remote Control
Keep the Stop button pressed for more than 3 seconds.
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Before requesting service
I HAVE AN ON SCREEN MESSAGE.
You have attempted to carry out a function, which is
not possible at this time. It may be that no tape is
inserted and you have pressed Play, or that you
tried to change the details of a timer recording whilst
it was being carried out.
THE VCR DISPLAY IS NOT ILLUMINATED.
The AC mains lead has become disconnected.
THE DISPLAY IS LIT, BUT THE VCR CANNOT
BE OPERATED.
The VCR is in timer recording mode.
Safety devices are operating.
VCR PICTURE DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE SCREEN.
If connected via RF
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Please follow the instructions as given on the display.
Connect mains lead securely.
Press TIMER REC to cancel the mode.
Disconnect the mains, wait for 1 minute and reconnect.
If problem persists, consult service engineer.
If connected via SCART
Check RF output channel and adjust if necessary.
(See page 19 for details.)
Check connections and choose appropriate AV channel on TV.
AUTO CLOCK SETTING DOES NOT OPERATE.
Teletext information is not available or cannot be read.
Set the clock manually. (See page 39 for details.)
THE PLAYBACK PICTURE IS DISTORTED,
BLACK AND WHITE OR HAS HORIZONTAL
NOISE BARS.
The tracking adjustment is not correct.
The playback channel on the TV has not been tuned properly.
The video heads may be worn or clogged.
Adjust the tracking. (See page 23.)
Re-tune the TV.
Consult service engineer.
Before requesting service
THE PICTURE OF A RECORDED PROGRAMME
IS DISTORTED OR MISSING.
The aerial or connection is defective.
No programme was recorded because the VCR is
not tuned correctly.
Incorrect programme position was selected.
Check connections and reconnect as necessary.
Re-tune the VCR.
Select correct channel.
TIMER RECORDING DOES NOT OPERATE
CORRECTLY.
Time and date were not set correctly.
The start or finish time was not set correctly.
The VCR was not put into timer recording mode.
Re-set correctly.
Re-set correctly.
Put VCR into timer recording mode.
RECORDING FROM AN EXTERNAL SOURCE
IS NOT POSSIBLE.
The incorrect AV input was selected.
The cables are not connected properly.
Check which AV input is in use and select this on the VCR.
Check connections and adjust as necessary.
THE REMOTE CONTROL DOES NOT OPERATE
CORRECTLY.
The remote signal cannot reach the VCR.
The remote is too far from the VCR.
The batteries have been inserted incorrectly.
The wrong remote control mode has been selected.
Point the remote at the front of VCR and make sure
that there are no objects in the way.
Move closer to the VCR or replace the batteries.
Insert the batteries correctly.
Switch over to VCR.
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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 the tape, or a video case, when not in use.
3) Try to use the whole tape when making recordings and avoid re-recording
over the same section of the tape repeatedly as this will help prevent
premature tape 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 it.
5) Dismantle the cassette housing.
6) Attempt to lift the front cassette flap or touch the tape surface.
Cassette erasure protection
Break out the erasure protection tab to protect the cassette against accidental
erasure of recordings you wish to keep. Stick adhesive tape over the gap if you
wish to re-record a protected cassette.
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Specifications
NV-MV20EB/EBL
Power supply
Power consumption in operation
21-pin Scart Socket
1
3
5
7
9
Controls
11 13 15 17 19
21
2
4
6
8
10 12 14 16 18 20
AV Scart Socket
1 Audio output CH2 (R)
2 Audio input CH2 (R)
3 Audio output CH1 (L)
4 Audio ground
5 Blue ground
6 Audio input CH1 (L)
7 Blue
8 Switching voltage
9 Green ground
10 Reserved
11 Green
12 Reserved
13 Red ground
14 Blanking ground
15 Red
16 Blanking
17 Video output ground
18 Video input ground
19 Video output
20 Video input
21 Ground
220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
16W
multifunctional remote control (VCR and Panasonic TV) /
VCR direct controls (main functions)
Video heads (helical scanning system)
2 heads (Super Ferrite Head)
Tape speed
SP: 23.39 mm/s, LP: 11.7 mm/s
Record and playback time (E240 cassette)
SP: 240 min, LP: 480 min
Fast forward or fast rewind time (E180 cassette) approx. 60 s
RF modulated output
PAL I 625 lines
1.0 V peak-to-peak, 75 Ohm, terminated
UHF channel (21-68), 75 Ohm
Audio Input level
Audio Output level
-6 dBV, more than 10 kOhm
-6 dBV, less than 1 kOhm
Horizontal resolution (colour)
more than 240 lines (SP)
Signal-to-noise ratio video (colour)
more than 43 dB (SP)
Signal-to-noise ratio audio
Audio frequency response
more than 43 dB (SP)
80 Hz to 8 kHz (SP, normal)
Operating temperature / humidity
5°C to 40°C / 35-80% relative humidity
Weight and Dimensions (approximate value)
3.5 kg / 430 (width) x 87 (height) x 282 mm (depth)
TV system
Video input and output level
D These specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Index
Aerial input/output
Page
7
Auto Setup
AV
16,37
7,25
Batteries
Channel
Clock
Date
Digital Receiver
Dimmed
Erasure protection
EXT LINK
Factory defaults
INDEX
INTELLIGENT TIMER
7
17,19,34
17,39
26,30
25
33
46
25,33
37
9,41
29
JET SEARCH
Page
22
Manual Tuning
34
NTSC
22
OFF TIMER
OSD
Playback
9,42
33
PDC
PROG PLAY
8,22
9,28
27
Quick Erase
6,42
Recording
Remain
Remote
Repeat Playback
RF cable
24,25
24
8,9,40
41
10,12,14
Satellite Receiver
Scart Cable
Shipping condition
SQPB
Still playback
S-VHS
Tape length
Tape speed
Teletext
TIMER CHECK
Timer recording
TRACKING/V-LOCK
Tuning
TV Aspect
TV control
Page
10,12,25
12,14,25
37
22,33
22
22,33
33
24,26
40
6,27
26
9,23
34
8,40
40
VCR display
VIDEO plus+
This equipment complies with European conformity requirements, in accordance with the
conditions of electromagnetic compatibility and product safety.
This equipment complies with the requirements of protection class 2.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
F06C03-0
RQTD0079-B
http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/
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