Magnavox VR601BMX Owner`s manual

Magnavox VR601BMX Owner`s manual
VCR
VR401BMX
VR601BMX
V ideo Cassette Recor der
Owner’s Manual
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Introduction 3
Welcome to your VCR owner’s manual.
This manual describes the VR401BMX and the VR601BMX. The VR401BMX is a monaural (single sound
source) system, while the VR601BMX is a stereo system. Otherwise, the two models are exactly the same.
In this manual, the VR601BMX is illustrated. (The VR401BMX has single AUDIO IN/OUT jacks. Otherwise,
the VR401BMX looks exactly like the VR601BMX.)
This manual has seven sections: Setting Up Your VCR; Description of Controls; Basic Operations; Recording;
Playing; Additional Features; and Information You May Need. The instructions explain all of the VCR’s features, which are listed below. You cannot hurt your VCR by trying the features! So read on – and relax.
Features
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Automatic Channel Setup
Automatic Head Cleaner
Automatic Operation Features
Automatic Tracking Adjustment
Blue Background
Daylight-Savings Time
Display Panel
Front Panel Menu Access
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System (VR601BMX only)
High Quality (HQ) System
MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) System
(VR601BMX only)
• 19 micron head
• On-Screen Displays in English or Spanish
• One-Touch Recording
• Real-Time Counter
• Repeat Play
• S-VHS Quasi Play Back (SQPB)
• Special Effects Playback: Forward and Reverse
Searching; Still; Slow Motion
• Time Search
• Timer Recording
Safety Precautions
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
this equipment to rain or moisture.
Federal Communications Commission Warning: Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment void
the user’s authority to operate it.
This VCR is equipped with a High Quality (HQ) system and is compatible with existing Video Home System (VHS) equipment.
Philips Consumer Electronics Company recommends that you use
only video cassette tapes which are labeled with the
mark.
The use of other tapes may result in poor picture quality and excessive deposits on the video heads, which may not be covered by the
warranty if damage occurs.
The 19 micron head provides a better picture when you view tapes
recorded in slow speed (SLP).
Note to the Cable TV System Installer: This reminder is provided to call the Cable TV system installer’s attention to Article 82040 of the National Electrical Code, which provides guidelines for
proper grounding – in particular, specifying that the cable ground
shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close
to the point of cable entry as possible.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number:
Trade Name:
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VR401BMX/VR601BMX
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Philips Consumer Electronics
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Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 521-4316
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4 Table of Contents
Setting Up Your VCR
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Before Using Your VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Hookups Without a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
Hookups With a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9
Hookups With a Stereo TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Turning on Your VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Automatic Channel Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-14
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Daylight-Savings Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Language Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Description of Controls
Remote Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19
On-Screen Status Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
VCR Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Basic Operations
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Recording
Recording One Channel/Watching Another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
One-Touch Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-31
Rerecording (Tape Duplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Playing
Repeat Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Real-Time Counter Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Time Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Special Effects Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Automatic Operation Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Additional Features
Multi-Channel Television Sound System (VR601BMX only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System (VR601BMX only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Blue Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Information You May Need
Helpful Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Before Using Your VCR 5
Putting Batteries in the Remote Control
1
1
2
2
Remove the battery compartment lid on the bottom of the
remote control by sliding it in the direction of the arrow.
Place two AA batteries inside the battery compartment
with their + and – ends aligned as indicated.
3
Replace the battery compartment lid.
3
Recording Prevention
Video cassette tapes have record tabs to ensure that recordings
are not accidentally erased.
1
2
1
To prevent recording, break off the tab with a screwdriver.
To allow recording, cover the hole with cellophane tape.
2
VCR maintenance
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Use only tapes with the
mark.
Remove any light adhesive stick-on notes from the video cassette tape before putting the tape in the VCR. Removable
labels can jam the VCR.
Periodic maintenance is required to maintain your VCR’s excellent performance. This VCR has an Automatic Head Cleaner.
However, the video heads will require replacement eventually.
Only an authorized service center should perform this service.
Helpful Hints
• Do not mix alkaline and manganese batteries.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
6 Hookups Without a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System
The basic VCR/TV connection – antenna/cable to VCR to TV – is shown below. If you have a
Cable Box or a Direct Broadcast System, please see pages eight-nine. If you have a Stereo
TV, please see page 10. After you hook up the VCR, go to page 11 to turn on the VCR.
(The VR601BMX is illustrated here. The VR401BMX has single AUDIO IN/OUT jacks.)
1
Disconnect the antenna or cable from your TV.
Antenna
Indoor/Outdoor
(300 ohm)
75
ANT
CAB /
LE
75V
ANT /
CABLE
OR
ANTENNA IN
Jack
(on back of TV)
Cable
(75 ohm)
2
Connect the antenna or cable to the ANT(enna) IN Jack of your VCR.
Back of VCR
Antenna
Indoor/Outdoor
(300 ohm)
AUDIO
ANT
L
IN
IN
OUT
R
VIDEO
ANT
AUDIO
OUT
IN
L
IN
OUT
OR
R
OUT
VIDEO
Cable
(75 ohm)
OUT
IN
CH3
CH4
IN
OUT
CH3 CH4
Hookups Without a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System (cont’d) 7
3
Connect the RF coaxial cable (supplied) to the OUT Jack on the back of the
VCR and to the ANTENNA IN Jack on the TV. (You may use either a snap-on
type (supplied) or screw-on type of coaxial cable, whichever you prefer.)
AUDIO
ANT
L
IN
IN
OUT
R
Antenna
or Cable
VIDEO
ANT
AUDIO
OUT
IN
OUT
CH3 CH4
IN
75
ANT
CAB /
LE
L
IN
OUT
75V
ANT /
CABLE
R
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
IN
CH3
ANTENNA IN Jack
(on back of TV)
example only
CH4
RF coaxial cable
4
5
Plug in the TV and the VCR.
Set the CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR to CH3 or CH4, whichever
channel is not used or least used in your area. Set the TV to the same channel. For
example, when playing a tape, if the CH3/CH4 switch is set to CH3, the TV should be on
channel 03.
AUDIO
IN
IN
OUT
R
VIDEO
ANT
AUDIO
CH3 / CH4
Switch
CH3
CH4
OUT
IN
OUT
CH3 CH4
IN
L
IN
OUT
R
OUT
VIDEO
6
ANT
L
CH 4
or
CH 3
OUT
IN
CH3
CH4
You are ready to turn on the VCR. Please go to page 11 before turning on the
VCR.
8 Hookups With a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System
There are two ways to connect your Cable Box/DBS to the VCR. With this connection:
● You may view any channel.
● You must select channels at the Cable Box/DBS. Channels cannot be changed at the VCR.
● You may not view a channel other than the one you are recording.
● You may not program channels at the VCR.
● You can only program a timer recording for one channel at a time. Set the TV and the VCR to the Cable
Box/DBS output channel (channel 03 or 04); set the CH3/CH4 switch to the same channel. Set your Cable
Box/DBS to the channel you want to record. When you enter the channel you want to record in a timer
recording, select channel 03 or 04 (the Cable Box/DBS output channel). (This is step 5 on page 29.) Leave the
Cable Box/DBS on for a timer recording.
1
Cable Box/DBS
2
VCR
75
ANT
CAB /
LE
IN
OUT
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
IN
OUT
R
Cable
Signal
VIDEO
OUT
IN
OUT
CH3 CH4
RF coaxial
cable
RF coaxial
cable
Connections
1
2
Connect a Cable signal to the IN Jack on the Cable Box/DBS.
Use an RF coaxial cable (supplied) to connect the OUT Jack on the Cable
Box/DBS to the ANT(enna) IN Jack on the VCR.
3
Use a second RF coaxial cable to connect the OUT Jack on the VCR to the
TV’s ANTENNA IN Jack.
Recording/Viewing Any Channel
1
With the VCR on and in VCR position (the VCR/TV light will appear on the display panel), use the CHANNEL o/p buttons to set the VCR to the
Cable Box/DBS output channel (channel 03 or 04). Set the CH3/CH4
switch to the same channel.
2
3
Set the TV to the same channel to which you set the VCR.
Select the channel you want to view/record at the Cable Box/DBS.
3
TV’s
ANTENNA IN
Jack
Hookups With a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System (cont’d) 9
With this connection:
● You may watch one channel while recording another.
● You may not record scrambled channels.
1
VCR
AUDIO
ANT
IN
L
2
75
ANT
CAB /
LE
IN
OUT
IN
R
VIDEO
OUT
Cable Box/DBS
IN
OUT
OUT
CH3 CH4
RF coaxial
cable
Cable
Signal
RF coaxial
cable
3
TV’s ANTENNA
IN Jack
Connections
1
2
Connect a Cable signal to the VCR’s ANT(enna) IN Jack.
Use an RF coaxial cable (supplied) to connect the OUT Jack on
the VCR to the IN Jack on the Cable Box/DBS.
3
Use a second RF coaxial cable to connect the OUT Jack on the
Cable Box/DBS to the ANTENNA IN Jack on the TV.
Recording One Channel/Watching Another
1
Put the Cable Box/DBS on the same channel as the
VCR’s CH3/CH4 switch. Set the TV to the Cable
Box/DBS output channel (03 or 04).
Then, with the VCR in VCR position (the VCR/TV light will
appear on the display panel), use the CHANNEL o/p buttons to select the channel you want to record at the
VCR. Start the recording.
2
Press the VCR/TV button once to put the VCR in TV
position. (The VCR/TV light will disappear.)
3
Select the channel you want to watch at the Cable
Box/DBS.
Helpful Hint
• When you play a tape, make sure
the Cable Box/DBS is set to the
same channel as the CH3/CH4
switch on the VCR. Set the TV to
the Cable Box/DBS output channel
(03 or 04).
10 Hookups with a Stereo TV
1
VR601BMX
AUDIO
ANT
L
antenna or
cable to
ANT(enna)
IN Jack
IN
IN
OUT
R
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
IN
VIDEO (yellow) and
AUDIO (red and white)
OUT Jacks
Audio and Video
IN Jacks on TV
CH3 CH4
2
Video Cable
3
1
VR401BMX
ANT
Stereo Audio Cable
antenna or
cable to
ANT(enna)
IN Jack
IN
AUDIO
OUT
IN
VIDEO
VIDEO (yellow) and
AUDIO (white) OUT Jacks
● Audio and Video cables are not supplied.
OUT
Audio and Video
IN Jacks on TV
CH3 CH4
2
Video Cable
3
Audio Cable
1
2
3
Connect the antenna or cable to the ANT(enna) IN Jack on the back of the VCR.
Connect a video cable to the yellow VIDEO OUT Jack on the back of the VCR. Then, connect
the other end of the video cable to the VIDEO IN Jack on your TV.
VR601BMX: Connect a stereo audio cable to the red and white AUDIO OUT Jacks on the back
of the VCR, matching cable colors to the jack colors. Then, connect the other end of the audio
cable to the AUDIO IN Jacks on your TV, again matching cable colors to the jack colors.
VR401BMX: Connect an audio cable to the white AUDIO OUT Jack on the back of the VCR.
Then, connect the other end of the audio cable to the AUDIO IN Jack on your TV.
(If your TV has Right and Left AUDIO IN Jacks, you must use a “Y” splitter audio cable as illustrated to deliver
audio to the TV’s right and left channels.) This hookup will not give you stereo sound. To get stereo sound, use
the connections on pages six - seven and select the channel to be viewed at the TV (with the VCR turned off).
4
Turn on your TV, making sure it is in Line Input mode. Please refer to your TV owner’s manual for details.
Turning on Your VCR 11
Before turning on your VCR, make sure batteries are in the
remote control and the VCR and TV are connected correctly.
● You can not program channels if you are using a Cable Box or
a Direct Broadcast System.
1
Press the POWER button. The VCR/TV light and the POWER
light will appear on the display panel.
2
Turn on the TV. Set it to the same channel as the
CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR. The display shown
below will appear. (If the display does not appear, check your
hookups, then follow the steps on page 12 to set up channels and
page 17 to select a language.)
SELECT op
→ ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
2
1
Turn on the TV.
POWER
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
4
MENU
5
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
ON
3
MAKE SELECTION OR
PUSH MENU TO CONTINUE
3
Within 60 seconds, press the PLAY/o button or the
STOP/p button to select English or Spanish on-screen
displays and menus.
4
Press the MENU button. The display shown below will appear.
CONNECT ANTENNA OR CABLE
TO VCR
THEN . . .
PUSH CH UP KEY
OR . . .
FOR PLAY ONLY – PUSH STOP
5
Within 60 seconds, press the CHANNEL o button to
begin automatic channel programming. AUTO CH PROGRAMMING IN PROCESS PLEASE WAIT will appear on the
screen. The VCR will memorize all available channels. When all
channels are memorized, CHANNELS ARE SET will appear on the
screen briefly, then TV programming will appear.
Now, when you press the CHANNEL o/p buttons, you’ll only
scan through channels that you receive.
Helpful Hints
• To skip this feature and play a tape
immediately, insert a tape with its
record tab removed. Or, to skip step
3, press the MENU button. All onscreen displays will be in English. To
skip step 5, press the STOP/p button. Channels will not be programmed, and CHANNELS NOT
SET will appear on the screen.
• If you try to program channels
when there is no antenna or cable
connected to the VCR, programming
will appear to take place, but eventually a NO TV SIGNALS message
will appear. Connect an antenna or
cable to the VCR’s ANT(enna) IN
Jack and press the CHANNEL o
button again. You may need to follow the steps on page 12
• You may need to repeat the steps
on this page if a power failure
occurs.
12 Automatic Channel Setup
Although your VCR may automatically memorize the channels you
receive when you turn it on for the first time, this function lets
you set up the channels again.
1
2-3
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
TO END PUSH EXIT
POWER
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ AUTO PROGRAMMING
ADD/DELETE CH
CH MEMORY REVIEW
TV STEREO
ON
2ND AUDIO
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
VR601BMX only
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
1
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
AUTO PROGRAMMING, then press the F.FWD/B button. The VCR distinguishes between TV channels and cable channels, and the VCR will memorize all the channels you receive.
AUTO CH PROGRAMMING
IN PROCESS
PLEASE WAIT
START
4
FINISH
Wait for a few minutes while the VCR sets up the channels. When this is complete, CHANNELS ARE SET will appear on
the screen. Then the programming of the lowest channel number
placed in the VCR’s memory will appear on the screen. Now
when you press the CHANNEL o/p buttons, you will scan only
through channels you receive.
Helpful Hints
• You can not enter the TUNER SET
UP menu when you are in Line
Input mode (channel 001 or 002).
When you select channel 001 or
002, AV REAR or AV FRONT will
appear on the screen briefly.
• You can not program channels if
you are using a Cable Box or DBS.
• If you have an antenna, channels 269 will be available. If you have a
cable connection, channels 1-125
will be available.
Automatic Channel Setup (cont’d) 13
Adding/Deleting Channels
1
2
2-5
Press the MENU button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
3
POWER
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
ADD/DELETE CH, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op ADD/DELETE B
124
125
1
2
3
→
DELETED
DELETED
DELETED
ADDED
ADDED
TO END PUSH EXIT
NOTE: If you have an antenna, channel numbers 2-69 will appear on
the ADD/DELETE CH menu. If you have a cable connection, channels
1-125 will be available.
4
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button until the
channel number you want to add or delete appears beside
the arrow.
SELECT op ADD/DELETE B
16
17
18
19
20
→
DELETED
ADDED
ADDED
ADDED
ADDED
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
Press the F.FWD/B button to select ADDED or DELETED. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have added or deleted all the
channels you wanted to add or delete.
6
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
6
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
14 Automatic Channel Setup (cont’d)
Reviewing Memorized Channels
1
Press the MENU button.
2-3
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
POWER
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ AUTO PROGRAMMING
ADD/DELETE CH
CH MEMORY REVIEW
TV STEREO
ON
2ND AUDIO
VR601BMX only
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
CH MEMORY REVIEW, then press the F.FWD/B button. A
list of programmed channels will appear on the screen.
● If all the programmed channels don’t fit on the screen, press the
F.FWD/B button to see the remaining channels. Then press the
REWIND/s button to return to the first screen of channels.
● If you do not press any buttons within 10 seconds, you will either
go to the next screen of channels or you will return to the previous menu.
4
Press the STATUS/EXIT button once or twice to exit.
4
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Setting the Clock 15
Follow the steps below to set your VCR’s clock. Make sure:
● The VCR is on and the VCR/TV light appears on the display
panel. (If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.)
● You make each entry within 60 seconds of the previous entry.
1
2
Press the MENU button.
4-5
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
SET CLOCK, then press the F.FWD/B button.
POWER
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
SET CLOCK, then press the F.FWD/B button.
TIME – – :– –
DATE – – / – – / – –
TO END PUSH EXIT
2-3
6
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
4
Press two Number buttons for the hour(s) and two
Number buttons for the minute(s). Then press 1 for AM
or 2 for PM. For example, for 2:15 PM, press 02, 15, 2.
TIME 02 :15 PM
MONTH – – / – – / – –
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
Press two Number buttons for the month, two Number
buttons for the day, and two Number buttons for the
year. For example, for July 1, 2000, press 07, 01, 00. The day of
the week will appear automatically.
TIME 02 :15 PM
DATE 07 / 01 / 00
SAT.
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
6
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
Helpful Hints
• Enter a 0 before a single-digit number.
• Entries that do not match the VCR’s
clock or calendar will cause a question
mark to appear on the screen.
• To make corrections, press the CLEAR
button until the space for the number
you want to correct is flashing. Then
enter the correct number.
• To see the current time on the TV
screen, press the STATUS/EXIT button. Details are on page 20.
• Power failures that last for more than
one minute can cause you to lose your
clock setting.
16 Daylight-Savings Time
You may program the VCR so its clock will automatically move
forward one hour in April and turn back one hour in October.
Daylight-Savings Time is set to ON when you receive your VCR.
Turn Daylight-Savings Time ON or OFF by following the steps
below. Before you begin:
● Make sure the clock is set.
2-3
1
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
POWER
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
SET CLOCK, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SET CLOCK
→ SET CLOCK
DAYLIGHT SVG TIME [ON]
SELECT op CHOOSE B
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
DAYLIGHT SVG TIME. Then, press the F.FWD/B button
so that OFF (or ON) appears beside DAYLIGHT SVG
TIME.
SET CLOCK
SET CLOCK
→ DAYLIGHT SVG TIME [ON]
SELECT op CHOOSE B
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
4
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Language Selection 17
Follow the steps below to change the language of the on-screen
displays and menus.
1
2-4
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
TO END PUSH EXIT
POWER
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ REPEAT PLAY
ON SCREEN MODE
AUDIO OUT
LANGUAGE
BLUE BACKGROUND
OFF
VR601BMX only
ON
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
LANGUAGE, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op
→ ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
ON
MAKE SELECTION OR
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
English or Spanish on-screen displays and menus.
5
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
Helpful Hint
• If you accidentally select Spanish
and need English:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Press the PLAY/o button or the
STOP/p button to select PREPARE
EL VCR, then press the F.FWD/B
button.
3. Press the PLAY/o button or the
STOP/p button to select LENGUAJE, then press the F.FWD/B button.
4. Press the PLAY/o button or the
STOP/p button to select ENGLISH.
5. Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
18 Remote Control Buttons
POWER Button
Press to turn on or off the VCR.
Number Buttons
Press to select channels at the VCR. Use to set up VCR features (such
as the clock).
Cable Users ●
Enter channel numbers as a two-digit number for the quickest results.
For example, to select channel 6, press 0,6. If you only press the
Number 6 button, channel 6 will be selected after a brief delay. (There
also may be a brief delay when you select channels 10, 11, and 12.) If
you want to select channels 100 and above, enter channel numbers as a
three-digit number. For example, to select channel 117, press 1, 1, 7.
Antenna Users ●
Enter channel numbers as a two-digit number for the quickest results.
For example, to select channel 5, press 0,5. If you only press the
Number 5 button, channel 5 will be selected after a brief delay. You may
only select channels 2-69.
POWER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TIME SEARCH Button
Press to fast forward or rewind the tape a specific length of time.
Details are on page 35.
MENU Button
Press to access the VCR menu.
REWIND/{ Button
When tape playback is stopped, press to rewind the tape at high speed.
During playback, press to rewind the tape while the picture stays on the
screen. Details are on page 36. Press to return to a previous menu.
REC(ord)/OTR Button
Press once to start a recording. Details are on page 25. Or, press
repeatedly to start a One-Touch Recording. Details are on page 27.
STATUS/EXIT Button
Press to access or remove the on-screen status display. Details are on
page 20. Press to exit on-screen menus.
PLAY/o Button
Press to play a tape; press to release Slow, Search, or Still mode and
return to normal playback. Details are on page 36. Press to select an
item in the VCR menu.
MEMORY Button
Press to memorize a tape position at which the real-time counter was
set to 0:00:00. Details are on page 34.
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
SPEED Button
Press to select the recording speed (SP or SLP). Details are on
pages 30 and 44.
VCR/TV
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Remote Control Buttons (cont’d) 19
EJECT Button
Press to eject the tape.
VCR/TV Button
Use to select the signal that your TV receives.
VCR Position ●
Use to watch a tape, to watch a program while recording it, or to watch
a TV broadcast using the CHANNEL o/p or Number buttons to
change channels at the VCR. If the VCR/TV light appears on the display panel of the VCR, it is in VCR position.
TV Position ●
Use to watch TV (changing channels at the TV) or to watch one program while recording another. Details are on page 26. If the VCR/TV
light doesn’t appear on the display panel of the VCR, it is in TV position.
CLEAR Button
Press to erase incorrect data when programming VCR functions.
Also, press to reset the real-time counter. Details are on page 34.
STOP/p Button
Press to stop the tape. Press to select an item in the VCR menu.
PAUSE/STILL Button
While recording, press to temporarily stop the recording (pause).
Press a second time to resume normal recording. Details are on page
25. You can not pause a One-Touch Recording. Or, press during tape
playback to freeze the picture. Press again to resume playback.
Details are on page 36.
F.FWD(Fast Forward)/B Button
When playback is stopped, press to fast forward the tape at high
speed. During playback, press to fast forward the tape while the picture stays on the screen. Details are on page 36. Press to advance to
the next menu or to change the setting of an item in the menu.
SLOW Button
During tape playback, press to view the picture in slow motion.
Press again to resume normal playback. Details are on page 36.
CHANNEL o/p Buttons
Press to change channels at the VCR.
POWER
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
20 On-Screen Status Displays
A status display will appear when you press the STATUS/EXIT button or certain function buttons. The contents of the status display
will vary. To choose the status display mode, follow the steps below.
If you select STATUS ON, then select COUNTER ONLY
ON:
● Whenever you press the STOP/p button or the PLAY/o button,
the status display will appear for five seconds. After five seconds,
only the counter will remain on the screen. You must press the
STATUS/EXIT button to remove it. Portions of the status display
also may appear when you press other function buttons.
If you select STATUS ON, then select COUNTER ONLY
OFF:
● Whenever you press the STOP/p button or the PLAY/o button,
the status display will appear for five seconds. Portions of the status display also may appear when you press other function buttons.
If you select STATUS OFF:
● The status display will not appear when you press function buttons. You must press the STATUS/EXIT button to see the status
display.
Status Display
(example only)
Receiving and Recording Mode
(VR601BMX only)
STOP
TV STEREO
SLP
Tape
Speed
1
2
3
4
Channel
Current status
of tape
Press the MENU button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
Time
12:00 AM
CH10
STEREO
2ND AUD
M 1:23:45
Counter
and
Counter
Memory
HIFI
Audio Out Mode
(VR601BMX only)
MTS
Broadcast
Available
(VR601BMX only)
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
ON SCREEN MODE, then press the F.FWD/B button.
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
STATUS, then press the F.FWD/B button so that OFF
(or ON) appears beside STATUS.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ STATUS
COUNTER ONLY
[ON]
[OFF]
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
If you set STATUS to OFF, go to step 6. If you set STATUS to ON, press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p
button to select COUNTER ONLY, then press the
F.FWD/B button so that OFF (or ON) appears beside it.
6
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
Helpful Hints
• You may not access a status display
when viewing a still picture, during
slow motion playback, or during forward or reverse searching.
• The status display may not appear
if a weak channel is selected and
BLUE BACKGROUND is set to OFF.
Details are on page 41.
VCR Display Panel 21
VCR Display Panel
Information about VCR operations is
displayed here.
Cassette Compartment
Insert a tape here.
VR601BMX
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP/EJECT
REC/OTR
POWER
VIDEO
L - AUDIO -R
POWER
POWER
VCR/TV
CST.IN
TIMER
MENU
CHANNEL
VCR/TV
VCR/TV
POWER Light
This light appears when the power
is on.
VCR/TV Light
This light appears when the VCR is in
VCR position. This light does not appear
when the VCR is in TV position.
CST.IN
REW
F.FWD
REC
TIMER
STATUS/EXIT
REC
REC(ord) Light
This light appears during a recording. It
flashes when a recording is paused.
TIMER Light
This light glows when the VCR is turned off to
set a timer recording or during a One-Touch
Recording. It flashes if the power is off for a
timer recording, but there is no tape in the
VCR. It flashes when all timer recordings or
One-Touch Recordings are finished.
CST. IN (Cassette-Inside) Light
This light appears when there is a tape in the VCR.
22 Front Panel
Remote Sensor
Receives a signal from your
remote control so you can operate your VCR from a distance.
POWER Button
Press to turn the
VCR power on and off.
VIDEO In Jack
Connect a cable coming from the video
out jack of a camcorder, another VCR,
or an audio-visual
source (laser disc
player, video disc
player, etc.) here.
Details are on page 32.
STOP/EJECT Button
Press once to stop the tape. When playback is stopped,
press to eject the tape. Press to select an item in the menu.
PAUSE Button
While recording, press to pause the recording. Press
again to resume recording. Details are on page 25. You
can not pause a One-Touch Recording. During tape
playback, press to freeze the picture. Press again to
resume playback. Details are on page 36.
REW(ind) Button
When playback is stopped, press to
rewind the tape at high speed.
During playback, press to rewind the
tape while the picture stays on the
screen. Details are on page 36. Press
to return to a previous menu.
PLAY Button
Press to play a tape. Press to release Slow,
Search, or Still mode and return to playback. Details are on page 36. Press to
select an item in the menu.
VR601BMX
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP/EJECT
REC/OTR
POWER
VIDEO
L - AUDIO -R
POWER
VCR/TV
AUDIO In Jacks
Connect audio cables coming from the audio out jacks
of a camcorder, another
VCR, or an audio source
here. Details are on page 32.
The VR601BMX is shown
here. The VR401BMX has
only one AUDIO IN jack.
VCR/TV Button
Press to select VCR or TV position.
● VCR Position
Use to watch a tape, to watch a program
while recording it, or to watch a TV program (changing channels at the VCR). When
the VCR/TV light appears on the display
panel, the VCR is in VCR position.
● TV Position
Use to watch TV (changing channels at the
TV) or to watch one program while recording another. When the VCR/TV light does
not appear on the display panel, the VCR is
in TV position.
VCR/TV
CST.IN
TIMER
REW
F.FWD
REC
CHANNEL
MENU
STATUS/EXIT
CHANNEL (p/o) Buttons
Press to change channels at the VCR.
Or, press to adjust the tracking of a
tape during normal playback or slow
motion playback. Also, press to
remove vertical jitter in a Still picture.
REC(ord)/OTR Button
Press once to start a recording. Press
repeatedly to start a One-Touch
Recording. Details are on page 27.
MENU Button
Press to access the VCR menu.
STATUS/EXIT Button
Press to access or remove the on-screen status display.
Details are on page 20. Press to exit on-screen menus.
F.FWD (Fast Forward) Button
When playback is stopped, press to fast forward the tape at
high speed. During tape playback, press to fast forward the
tape while the picture stays on the screen. Details are on
page 36. Press to advance to the next menu or to change
the setting of an item in the menu.
Rear Panel 23
ANT(enna) IN Jack
Connect your antenna or cable
here. Details are on pages six-10.
AUDIO IN Jacks
Connect audio cables coming from the
AUDIO OUT Jacks of a camcorder,
another VCR, or an audio source here.
Details are on page 32.
The VR601BMX is shown here. The
VR401BMX has only one AUDIO IN jack.
AUDIO OUT Jacks
Connect audio cables going to the AUDIO IN
Jacks of a camcorder, another VCR, or an audio
system here. Details are on pages 32 and 38.
The VR601BMX is shown here. The VR401BMX has
only one AUDIO OUT jack.
VR601BMX
AUDIO
ANT
L
IN
IN
OUT
R
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO OUT Jack
Connect a video cable going to the VIDEO
IN Jack of a camcorder, another VCR, or an
audio-visual system (monitor, laser disc player, video disc player, etc.) here. Details are on
pages 32 and 38.
AC Power Cord
Connect to a standard AC outlet to
supply power to the
VCR.
VIDEO IN Jack
Connect a video cable coming
from the VIDEO OUT Jack of a
camcorder, another VCR, or an
audio-visual source (laser disc
player, video disc player, etc.)
here. Details are on page 32.
IN
OUT
CH3 CH4
CH3/CH4 Switch
Set to channel 3 or 4
to use your TV with
your VCR. Details are
on pages six-nine.
OUT Jack
Use the supplied RF coaxial cable to connect this
jack to the ANTENNA IN
Jack on your TV, Cable
Box, or Direct Broadcast
System. Details are on
pages six-nine.
24 Playing
1
2
Read and follow the steps below to play a tape.
1
Turn on the TV and set it to channel 3 or 4, whichever
channel the CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR is set to.
Turn on the TV.
Insert a tape in the VCR.
2
Insert a tape in the VCR. The POWER, VCR/TV and CST. IN
lights will appear on the display panel. If the tape’s record tab has
been removed, playback will start automatically.
3
POWER
If playback does not start automatically, press the
PLAY/o button.
4
5
6
Press the STOP/p button to stop playback.
Press the REWIND/{ button to rewind the tape.
3
5
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
4
Press the EJECT button to remove the tape.
S-VHS Quasi Play Back (SQPB)
This unit has a SQPB function that allows you to view a tape
recorded in S-VHS format. A tape recorded in S-VHS format will
play the same as a tape recorded in normal format. This unit
detects whether the tape is recorded in S-VHS format or in normal format.
6
Helpful Hints
• If the tape you want to play is already
in the VCR, make sure the VCR power
is on and the VCR is in VCR position.
(The VCR/TV light will appear on the
display panel. If it does not, press the
VCR/TV button once.) Then press the
PLAY/o button.
• Other playback options and features
are on pages 33-41.
• When you play a tape recorded in SVHS format on this unit, you can not
get the high resolution that would be
available on an S-VHS VCR. Noise
lines (black and white streaks) may
appear on the picture.
• If REPEAT PLAY is set to ON, playback will begin automatically, even
when the record tab is intact.
Recording 25
1
2
Read and follow the steps below to record a television program.
1
Turn on the TV and set it to channel 3 or 4, whichever
channel the CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR is set to.
2
3
Turn on the TV.
Insert a tape in the VCR.
Insert a tape with its record tab intact in the VCR.
If the VCR/TV light appears on the display panel, go to step 4. If
the VCR/TV light does not appear, press the VCR/TV button once.
3
4
Press the SPEED button until the desired tape speed
appears briefly on the screen. (Details about tape speed are on
page 30.)
5
Use the CHANNEL o/p buttons or the Number buttons
to select the channel to be recorded.
6
Press the REC(ord)/OTR button once to start recording.
The REC(ord) light will appear.
POWER
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
4
6
8
SPEED
MENU
5
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
7
7
To pause the recording, press the PAUSE/STILL button
once. The REC(ord) light will flash. To resume recording,
press the REC(ord)/OTR button or press the
PAUSE/STILL button again. The REC(ord) light will come on
again.
8
To stop recording, press the STOP/p button.
Helpful Hints
• If you press the REC(ord)/OTR button when there is not a tape in the
VCR, NO CASSETTE will flash on
the screen.
• If you press the REC(ord)/OTR button while a tape without a record
tab is in the VCR, the VCR will eject
the tape and PROTECTED CASSETTE CANNOT RECORD will flash
on the screen.
• Other recording options are on
pages 26-32.
• You can change the tape speed
during a recording, but some distortion will appear on the tape.
• The VCR will record in a preset volume.
26 Recording One Channel/Watching Another
1
Press the REC(ord)/OTR button to start a recording of
the current channel. (See page 25.)
2
2&5
Press the VCR/TV button to put the VCR in TV position.
The VCR/TV light will disappear from the VCR’s display panel.
3
Use the TV remote control to select the channel you
want to watch at the TV.
POWER
4
To return to the channel being recorded, use the TV
remote control to select channel 03 or 04 at the TV (the
channel to which the CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the VCR is
set).
5
Press the VCR/TV button to put the VCR in VCR position. The VCR/TV light will appear on the display panel. The
channel being recorded will appear on the screen.
6
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
1
6
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Press the STOP/p button to stop the recording.
3
4
Select the channel you want to
watch at the TV.
Select channel 03 or 04 at the
TV.
Helpful Hint
• If you use a Cable Box or Direct
Broadcast System hookup, you may
not be able to watch one channel
while recording another. See pages
eight-nine for details.
One-Touch Recording 27
The One-Touch Recording (OTR) feature allows you to set an
immediate timed recording 30 minutes to eight hours long. Before
you begin:
● Set up the channels at the VCR.
● Select a recording speed (SP, SLP) with the SPEED button.
● Put a tape in the VCR. Make sure the tape’s record tab is intact
and the tape is long enough to record the program(s). If the end
of a tape is reached during an OTR, the VCR will eject the tape
and turn itself off.
● Place the VCR in VCR position. (The VCR/TV light will appear
on the display panel. If it does not, press the VCR/TV button
once.)
POWER
1
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press the CHANNEL o/p buttons or the Number buttons to select the channel you want to record.
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
2
MENU
Press the REC(ord)/OTR button repeatedly until the
desired recording length (30 minutes to eight hours)
appears on the screen. Recording will begin immediately. The
REC(ord) light and the TIMER light will appear on the display
panel.
VCR/TV
2
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
3
OTR (0:30)
CH12
3
To stop an OTR before recording is finished, press the
STOP/p button.
To cancel the OTR but continue recording, press the
REC(ord)/OTR button repeatedly until REC appears in the upper
left corner of the TV screen. (STATUS must be set to ON. See
page 20 for details.) The REC(ord) light will remain on the display
panel of the VCR, but the TIMER light will disappear.
Helpful Hints
• To check the time remaining for an
OTR after the OTR has been set,
press the STATUS/EXIT button.
• To change the recording length while
an OTR is in progress, press the
REC(ord)/OTR button until the desired
length appears on the screen.
• If you begin an OTR when another
recording is paused, the OTR will
begin.
• You can not pause an OTR.
• If the preset time for a timer recording comes up during an OTR, the
OTR has priority. A message will
remind you when the timer recording
was scheduled to begin. You may let
the OTR continue; the timer recording
will not take place. Or, stop the OTR
and turn off the VCR immediately.
The timer recording will take place if
you turn off the VCR before the timer
recording’s scheduled start time.
28 Timer Recording
Follow the steps below to program your VCR to record TV programs while you’re away from home. The VCR will turn itself on,
record, and turn itself off automatically. Before you begin:
● Set up the channels at the VCR.
● Set the clock.
● Put a tape in the VCR. Make sure the tape’s record tab is intact
and the tape is long enough to record the program(s).
● Put the VCR in VCR position. The VCR/TV light will appear on
the display panel. If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.
2-3
Do each step within 60 seconds of the previous step.
POWER
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press the MENU button.
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SELECT op CHOOSE B
SPEED
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
1
TO END PUSH EXIT
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
PROGRAM, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ ONCE
DAILY
WEEKLY
PROGRAM REVIEW
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
a ONCE, DAILY, or WEEKLY recording. Then, press the
F.FWD/B button.
● ONCE: The VCR will record a TV program on any day you
choose, up to 12 months away.
● DAILY: The VCR will record the same channel every day from
Monday to Friday – starting at the same time and recording for
the same length of time.
● WEEKLY: The VCR will record the same channel on the same
day, at the same time, and for the same length of time every
week.
Daily
Recording
(example)
DAILY PROGRAM (MON-FRI)
PROGRAM -1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8-
SELECT PROGRAM NUMBER
TO END PUSH EXIT
Helpful Hint
• If you need to make a correction
while programming a timer recording, press the CLEAR button until
the cursor is flashing on the item
you want to change. Then enter the
correct information.
Timer Recording (cont’d) 29
4
Use the Number buttons (1-8) to select a slot in which to
store the timer recording. There are eight slots. Numbers for
open slots will flash on the screen.
NOTE: If you enter a number for a slot that has already been used to store
a timer recording, PREVIOUSLY SET PROGRAM will appear on the screen
briefly. Information about the program in that slot will appear on the screen.
If this happens, press the STATUS/EXIT button, then select another number.
5
Use the Number buttons to enter the channel you want to
record.
● Cable Users, enter channel numbers as a two-digit number for the
quickest results. For example, to select channel 6, press 0,6. If you
only press the Number 6 button, channel 6 will be selected after a
brief delay. There also may be a brief delay when you select channels
10, 11, and 12. If you want to select channels 100 and above, enter
channel numbers as a three-digit number. For example, to select
channel 117, press 1, 1, 7.
Antenna Users, enter channel numbers as a two-digit number for
the quickest results. For example, to select channel 5, press 0,5. If
you only press the Number 5 button, channel 5 will be selected
after a brief delay. You may only select channels 2-69.
● If you are recording from line input, press 0,0 to select AV REAR.
● If you are using a Cable Box/DBS, select the Cable Box/DBS output channel (03 or 04). Set the Cable Box/DBS to the channel you
want to record. Leave the Cable Box/DBS on for the timer
recording. See page eight for details.
4-7
POWER
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
6
Press two Number buttons for the hour you want the
recording to begin. Press two Number buttons for the
minute you want the recording to begin. Press 1 for AM
or 2 for PM. For example, for 9:30 PM, press 09, 30, 2.
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
10
TIME ON
––:––
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
7
Follow the instructions in step 6 to enter the recording’s
stop time. (AM or PM will be set automatically.)
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
10
TIME ON
09:30 PM
TIME OFF
––:––
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
Instructions continue on page 30.
Helpful Hints
• Entries that do not match the VCR’s
clock or calendar will cause a question mark to appear on the screen.
• If you are recording from line input,
connect the audio and video cables
to the AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN
jacks on the back of the VCR.
(Please see illustration on page 32.)
30 Timer Recording (cont’d)
8
Press the Number 1 button to record in SP speed or the
Number 2 button to record in SLP speed. (See the chart
below.) You cannot use the SPEED button at this time.
11
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
10
TIME ON
09:30 PM
TIME OFF
11:00 PM
REC SPEED
SLP
SP=1 SLP=2
POWER
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
9
Press two Number buttons for the month and two
Number buttons for the day you want to record the program. For example, for July 10, 2000, press 07, 10. The day of
the week and the year will appear automatically (you cannot program the VCR to record more than one year in advance).
8
9
10
Press the STATUS/EXIT button. PROGRAM WAS COMPLETED/PLEASE TURN OFF VCR FOR TIMER RECORDING will
appear on the screen briefly. (If PROGRAM NOT COMPLETED
appears, try again from step 1.)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
10
11
Press the POWER button to turn off the VCR power. The
TIMER light will appear on the display panel.
If the timer recording will take place several hours or days from
now, you may use the VCR until time for the recording. Turn off the
VCR a few minutes before the recording starts. If you forget to turn
off the VCR, PLEASE TURN OFF VCR FOR TIMER RECORDING
flashes on your TV screen two minutes before a timer recording
starts. Press the CLEAR button to remove the message.
Tape Speeds
This chart shows the recording/playback time
for three types of video cassettes (T160, T120,
and T60). There are three playback speeds: SP,
LP, and SLP. When recording, you can change
the tape speed (SP or SLP) using the SPEED
button. You cannot record in LP speed.
1
SPEED
ONE TIME PROGRAM
PROGRAM
1
CHANNEL
10
TIME ON
09:30 PM
TIME OFF
11:00 PM
REC SPEED
SLP
START DATE
07/10/00
MON.
TO CORRECT PUSH CLEAR
TO END PUSH EXIT
VCR/TV
Tape Speed
SP (standard play)
LP (long play)
(playback only)
SLP (super long play)
Turn off the VCR
for the recording.
Insert a tape in
the VCR.
Leave the Cable
Box/DBS on
(if applicable).
Cassette type/Playback Time
T160
T120
T60
2 hrs.
2 hrs.
1 hr.
40 mins.
5 hrs.
4 hrs.
2 hrs.
20 mins.
8 hrs.
6 hrs.
3 hrs.
Timer Recording (cont’d) 31
Checking or Cancelling Timer Recordings
2-4
1
With the VCR on and in VCR position (the VCR/TV light will
appear on the display panel), press the MENU button.
2
POWER
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
PROGRAM, then press the F.FWD/B button.
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
PROGRAM REVIEW, then press the F.FWD/B button.
The timer recording information for the program in the lowest
numbered slot will appear on the screen. If no timer recordings
are set, nothing will happen when you press the F.FWD/B button.
5
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
4
Press the F.FWD/B button repeatedly to review all programmed timer recordings. If you don’t press the F.FWD/B
button within 10 seconds, the VCR will automatically display information about the next programmed timer recording. This will
continue until all timer recordings have been displayed. Then the
menu will disappear.
5
To cancel the timer recording displayed, press the
CLEAR button. Either the display will disappear or information
about other timer recordings will appear. If you do not press any
other buttons, the display will disappear after all timer recordings
have been displayed.
6
Repeat steps 1-4 to make sure you have cleared the correct timer recording.
Helpful Hints
• CLASH may flash on the screen when
you finish setting a timer recording. This
means that the timer recording you just
programmed and another timer recording overlap. The current timer recording
will not take place. You may choose to
cancel the overlapping timer recording.
• To stop a started timer recording, press
the STOP/EJECT button on the VCR.
• If the power fails for more than one
minute, programmed timer recordings
will be lost. If this occurs, repeat the
steps on pages 11 and 15 before resetting the timer recordings.
• If the preset time for a timer recording
comes up during an OTR, the OTR has
priority. A message will remind you
when the timer recording was scheduled
to begin. You may let the OTR continue;
the timer recording will not take place.
Or, stop the OTR and turn off the VCR
immediately. The timer recording will
take place if you turn off the VCR
before the timer recording’s scheduled
start time.
See page 42 for more hints.
32 Rerecording (Tape Duplication)
The instructions on this page show you how to copy tapes. The illustration uses two VR601BMX VCRs.
Different VCRs may operate differently. To duplicate a tape, make the connections shown, then follow steps 1-7.
1. Audio cables from AUDIO OUT Jacks
of VCR 1 to AUDIO IN Jacks of VCR 2
VCR 1
Playing VCR
VCR 2 - Recording VCR
AUDIO
ANT
AUDIO
IN
IN
OUT
IN
R
R
VIDEO
OUT
ANT
L
IN
L
OUT
IN
VIDEO
OUT
CH3 CH4
OUT
2. Video cable from VIDEO OUT Jack
of VCR 1 to VIDEO IN Jack of VCR 2
IN
OUT
CH3 CH4
3. RF coaxial cable
from the OUT jack of
VCR 2 to the TV’s
ANTENNA IN Jack
● Audio and Video cables are not supplied.
1
2
3
Make the connections shown above.
VCR 1 will play your tape. Put a prerecorded tape in VCR 1.
VCR 2 will record your tape. Insert a blank tape in VCR 2. The
VCR must be in VCR position. (The VCR/TV light will appear on the
display panel. If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.)
4
5
Turn on the TV and set it to channel 03 or 04, whichever
channel the CH3/CH4 switch on VCR 2 is set to.
Point the remote control at VCR 2. Press the Number
buttons 0, 0, 1 or 0, 0, 2. (See Helpful Hints at right.)
6
7
Press the SPEED button to select SP or SLP at VCR 2.
Press the PLAY button on VCR 1 and the REC(ord)/OTR
button on VCR 2 at the same time.
To stop recording, press the STOP/EJECT button on VCR 1, then
press the STOP/EJECT button on VCR 2.
Helpful Hints
• If you use the AUDIO and VIDEO IN
Jacks on the back of VCR 2, press
Number buttons 0, 0, 1 at step 5.
AV REAR will appear on the screen.
• If you use the AUDIO and VIDEO In
Jacks on the front of VCR 2, press
Number buttons 0, 0, 2 at step 5.
AV FRONT will appear on the
screen.
• Unauthorized recording of copyrighted television programs, video tapes,
or other materials may infringe on
the rights of copyright owners and
violate copyright laws.
• If a program has copyright protection, it may not record clearly.
• These instructions show you how to
copy tapes using two VCRs like
yours. Different VCRs may operate
differently.
• The VCR in the figure above is the
VR601BMX. If you have the
VR401BMX, use a single-plug audio
cable to connect the AUDIO OUT
jack on VCR 1 to the AUDIO IN jack
on VCR 2.
Repeat Play 33
Follow the steps below to make the VCR play a tape over and
over.
2-4
1
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
POWER
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ REPEAT PLAY
ON SCREEN MODE
AUDIO OUT
LANGUAGE
BLUE BACKGROUND
OFF
VR601BMX only
ON
5
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
REPEAT PLAY.
4
Press the F.FWD/B button so that ON appears beside
REPEAT PLAY.
5
Press the STATUS/EXIT button. Now, when a tape has finished playing, the VCR will rewind it and start playback again.
Helpful Hints
• To cancel Repeat Play, follow steps
1-3 above. At step 4, press the
F.FWD/B button so that OFF
appears beside REPEAT PLAY. Press
the STATUS/EXIT button.
• The real-time counter memory does
not function during Repeat Play.
34 Real-Time Counter Memory
Follow the steps below to reset the real-time counter to zero at a
tape location you want to refer to later.
1
Play, fast forward, or rewind a tape to the location that
you would like to refer to later. Press the STOP/p button
to stop the tape.
2
Press the STATUS/EXIT button to see the status display.
STOP
TV STEREO
POWER
1:08PM
CH10
VR601BMX only
SLP
1 : 23 : 45
HIFI
3
While the status display is on the screen, press the
CLEAR button to reset the real-time counter to zero.
STOP
TV STEREO
1:08 PM
CH10
VR601BMX only
SLP
0 : 00 : 00
2
5
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
4
3
HIFI
4
While the real-time counter is on the screen, press the
MEMORY button so that M appears beside the counter.
STOP
TV STEREO
1:08 PM
CH10
VR601BMX only
SLP
5
M 0 : 00 : 00
HIFI
To go to a tape location where the real-time counter was
reset to zero, press the REWIND/{ button or the
F.FWD/B button when playback is stopped.
When the tape reaches the point at which the counter was set to
zero, the tape will stop.
Press the PLAY/o button to watch the tape.
Helpful Hints
• The MEMORY button does not
function if REPEAT PLAY is set to
ON. Details are on page 33.
• To erase a real-time counter memory, press the MEMORY button until
the M disappears from the screen.
• You may only set the real-time
counter to zero at one location at a
time. If you set the real-time
counter to zero at a second location, the previous real-time counter
to zero setting will be erased.
Time Search 35
Follow the steps below to program the VCR to search forward or
backward on a tape a specific length of time. There must be a tape
in the VCR.
1
Press the TIME SEARCH button.
TIME SEARCH
0:00
POWER
ENTER SEARCH TIME
2
Within 10 seconds, use the Number buttons to enter the
desired length of time you want to skip forward or backward. For example, for 1 hour, 25 minutes, press Number buttons 1, 2, 5. Or, for five minutes, press Number buttons 0, 0, 5.
3
2
1
3
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
Within 10 seconds, press the F.FWD/B button or the
REWIND/{ button. The VCR will skip over the specified
length of time, then begin playback.
Helpful Hints
• If you want to search for more than
59 minutes, you must enter the
length of time in hours and minutes.
For example, to search forward 70
minutes, press 1,1,0 at step 2.
• You can not do a Time Search
while recording.
• To remove the Time Search display,
press the TIME SEARCH button
again.
• To cancel a Time Search that is in
progress, press the STOP/p button.
36 Special Effects Playback
Forward and Reverse Searching (SP/LP/SLP)
1
During tape playback, press and release the F.FWD/B
button or the REWIND/{ button. A fast forward or reverse
picture search will begin.
2
To return to playback, press the PLAY/o button.
Super High Speed Searching (LP/SLP)
1
During tape playback, press the F.FWD/B button or the
REWIND/{ button, then press again. The VCR will now
search in super high speed.
2
POWER
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
To return to normal playback, press the PLAY/o button.
Viewing a Still Picture
1
During tape playback, press the PAUSE/STILL button. A
still picture will appear on the screen.
2
To release the still picture and return to playback, press
the PLAY/o button or press the PAUSE/STILL button
again.
Viewing a Slow Motion Picture
1
During tape playback, press the SLOW button. The tape
will play in slow motion.
2
To release Slow mode and return to normal playback,
press the PLAY/o button or press the SLOW button
again.
Helpful Hints
• Slow and Still modes will automatically switch to Stop mode after five
minutes to protect the VCR and the
tape from damage.
• SP/LP/SLP means this feature will
work with tapes recorded in
Standard Play, Long Play, or Super
Long Play.
• LP/SLP means this feature will work
with tapes recorded in Long Play or
Super Long Play. For details about
tape speed, see pages 30 and 44.
Automatic Operation Features 37
The following playback features will always operate.
Automatic Playback
When you put a tape in the VCR, the power will come on automatically. If the tape’s record tab is missing, playback will begin.
If a timer recording is set, the power will not come on automatically when you insert a tape with the record tab intact.
If a timer recording is set and the VCR power is off, the VCR will
eject the tape if the record tab is missing.
Automatic Rewind, Eject, Off
When a tape is played, fast forwarded, or recorded to its end, the
VCR will rewind the tape, stop, eject the tape, then turn itself off.
If the real-time counter memory is set, the VCR will only rewind
the tape to the point at which the counter is set to zero, then
stop. The VCR will not eject the tape automatically or shut itself
off. If REPEAT PLAY is set to ON, the VCR will not eject the tape
automatically or shut itself off.
Tape Eject
A tape can be ejected with the VCR power on or off (but the
VCR must be plugged in). If a timer recording is set, a tape can
only be ejected with the power on. Make sure you insert a tape
and turn off the VCR power for the timer recording.
Automatic Tracking Adjustment
The VCR adjusts tracking automatically to give you the best possible picture quality. With some recordings, however, you may get a
better picture using the manual tracking controls (see below).
Manual Tracking
To manually adjust the tracking during normal playback and slow
motion playback, press the CHANNEL o/p buttons on the
VCR. (The CHANNEL o/p buttons on the remote control will
not adjust tracking.)
Tracking will return to Automatic Tracking Adjustment when you
press the STOP/p button or insert a tape.
You cannot manually adjust the tracking of a Still picture.
However, you may press the CHANNEL o/p buttons on the
VCR to remove vertical jitter in a Still picture.
Before
Tracking
Adjustment
After
Tracking
Adjustment
38 Multi-Channel Television Sound System (VR601BMX only)
Your VCR can play recordings broadcast in Hi-Fi (high fidelity) stereo, which produces a crisp, clear sound
from two sources. Your VCR also can play tapes recorded in a second audio (usually, that means your
program is recorded in a second language). Of course, your VCR will play tapes recorded in monaural
(single-source) sound as well.
Your VCR also will record in Hi-Fi stereo or in second audio, so when you play back that tape on the
VCR, it will be in stereo or second audio.
Read the directions on this page to familiarize yourself with your VCR’s stereo and second audio setups.
Then follow the directions on page 39 to record in stereo or second audio and the directions on page 40
to play back tapes recorded in Hi-Fi stereo.
Understanding On-Screen Displays
When you receive a signal from a channel you’re watching, portions of the on-screen display shown below
will appear when you press the STATUS/EXIT button on the remote control.
The indication 2ND AUD or TV
STEREO that appears on this side of
the status display tells you if your
VCR is programmed to receive a second audio or stereo broadcast (it cannot be programmed to receive both
at the same time).
STOP
TV STEREO
SLP
12:00 AM
CH 02
STEREO
2ND AUD
1:23:45
HIFI
The indication 2ND AUD or STEREO
that appears on this side of the status
display tells you if the program you’re
watching is available in second audio
or stereo.
This indication is not available during
tape playback.
Specifically…
STOP
TV STEREO
SLP
12:00 AM
CH 02
STEREO
2ND AUD
1:23:45
HIFI
When a program broadcast in stereo is available, STEREO appears here.
When a program broadcast in second audio is available, 2ND AUD
appears here.
When a program is available both in stereo and second audio, both
STEREO and 2ND AUD appear here. Even though a program is available in stereo or second audio, you still must program the VCR to
receive or record the program. Follow the directions on page 39.
NOTE: Although a program may be broadcast in both stereo and second
audio, you cannot record in both stereo and second audio at the same time.
To record and play back programs broadcast in stereo, even if you have a single-speaker TV, just use one
of the connections shown, then follow the steps on pages 39-40.
Stereo Amplifier
or Receiver
Single
Speaker TV
Stereo
Speaker TV
OR
Monitor
TV
OR
Monaural Sound
R
L
ANT
AUDIO
IN
L
IN
OUT
R
OUT
VIDEO
Audio cables from
AUDIO OUT Jacks of
VCR to AUDIO IN Jacks
of Stereo Amplifier or
Receiver
OUT
IN
CH3
RF coaxial cable (supplied) from VCR’s
OUT Jack to TV’s ANTENNA IN Jack
CH4
Video cable from VIDEO OUT Jack of VCR
to VIDEO IN Jack of monitor TV
Multi-Channel Television Sound System (VR601BMX only) (cont’d) 39
1
2-3
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TUNER SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ AUTO PROGRAMMING
ADD/DELETE CH
CH MEMORY REVIEW
TV STEREO
ON
2ND AUDIO
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
TV STEREO or 2ND AUDIO. Then, press the F.FWD/B
button. ON will appear to the right of your selection.
POWER
5
4
1
6
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
SELECT op CHOOSE B
AUTO PROGRAMMING
ADD/DELETE CH
CH MEMORY REVIEW
TV STEREO
→ 2ND AUDIO
ON
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
5
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
To record, select the channel to be recorded using the
CHANNEL o/p buttons, then go to step 6.
6
Press the REC(ord)/OTR button to start recording.
Helpful Hints
• You can only receive and record in
stereo or second audio programs
that are broadcast in stereo or second audio. You can only play in
stereo or second audio tapes that
were recorded in stereo or second
audio. Please see page 38 to determine if the program you want to
watch/record is being broadcast in
stereo or second audio.
• If you select second audio when
second audio is not available, the
VCR will record normal audio.
40 Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System (VR601BMX only)
Multi-Channel Television Sound system broadcasts are automatically
recorded in Hi-Fi stereo sound. To play in Hi-Fi stereo the tapes
recorded in Hi-Fi stereo, however, you’ll need to follow steps 1-5.
2-3
1
Press the MENU button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
POWER
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
TO END PUSH EXIT
2
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SPEED
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ REPEAT PLAY
ON SCREEN MODE
AUDIO OUT
LANGUAGE
BLUE BACKGROUND
OFF
ON
1
5
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
AUDIO OUT, then press the F.FWD/B button.
Helpful Hints
SELECT op
→ HIFI
MONO
ON
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
HIFI. ON will appear to the right of HIFI on the screen.
SELECT op
→ HIFI
MONO
ON
TO END PUSH EXIT
5
4
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
• Normally, HIFI should be selected
from the AUDIO OUT menu for
playback with Hi-Fi sound. But, you
can change the selection to MONO
if you want monaural audio playback. To do this, follow steps 1-3.
At step 4, press the PLAY/o button
or the STOP/p button to select
MONO. Press the STATUS/EXIT
button. HIFI will disappear from the
status display.
• All programs are automatically
recorded in both Hi-Fi stereo sound
and in monaural sound.
• The audio level of a tape recorded
in Hi-Fi stereo will differ from the
audio level of a tape not recorded
in Hi-Fi stereo.
• If you play non-Hi-Fi tapes while the
VCR is set to HIFI, HIFI will disappear from the status display and the
tape will play in monaural sound.
Please see additional notes
on page 43.
Blue Background 41
If you want the TV screen to be solid blue when a weak signal is
received, set BLUE BACKGROUND to ON. The screen will be
blue and the sound will be muted.
Or, if you want to receive the weak signal, set BLUE BACKGROUND to OFF. When you select a channel that is receiving a
weak signal, you will see and hear the static in the TV programming. The channel number will not appear on the screen when
you select a weak channel.
To set BLUE BACKGROUND to ON or OFF, follow these steps.
POWER
1
VCR/TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press the MENU button.
EJECT
CHANNEL
0
SELECT op CHOOSE B
SPEED
→ PROGRAM
VCR SET UP
TUNER SET UP
SET CLOCK
1
TO END PUSH EXIT
MENU
TIME SEARCH MEMORY
STATUS/EXIT
CLEAR
SLOW
REWIND
/PLAY
F.FWD
REC/OTR
/STOP
PAUSE/STILL
2
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
VCR SET UP, then press the F.FWD/B button.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
→ REPEAT PLAY
ON SCREEN MODE
AUDIO OUT
LANGUAGE
BLUE BACKGROUND
OFF
VR601BMX only
ON
TO END PUSH EXIT
3
Press the PLAY/o button or the STOP/p button to select
BLUE BACKGROUND. Then, press the F.FWD/B button
repeatedly so that OFF (or ON) appears beside BLUE
BACKGROUND.
SELECT op CHOOSE B
REPEAT PLAY
ON SCREEN MODE
AUDIO OUT
LANGUAGE
→ BLUE BACKGROUND
OFF
VR601BMX only
ON
TO END PUSH EXIT
4
Press the STATUS/EXIT button.
2-3
4
42 Helpful Hints
If you are having problems with your product, check this list of problems and possible solutions before
requesting service. You may be able to solve the problem yourself.
If you need to call a customer service representative, please know the model number and serial number of
your product before you call. This information is displayed on the back of the product. Also, please take a
moment to identify the problem you are having, and be prepared to explain this to the representative. If
you believe the representative will need to help you with operations, please stay near the product. Our
representatives will be happy to assist you.
No power
• Make sure the power plug is completely connected to an AC (alternating current) outlet.
• Make sure the power is turned on.
Power Failure
• Timer recordings, the clock setting, the language selection, and channel setup may be lost if the power
fails for more than one minute. Follow the steps on pages 11 and 15. Then, see pages 28-30 to reprogram your timer recordings.
A TV program cannot be recorded.
• Check the connections between the VCR, TV, antenna/cable, and Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System (if
applicable). Details are on pages six-10.
• Make sure the tape has a record tab. Details are on page five.
• Check the TV/VCR position. Details are on page 22.
• Check the CH3/CH4 switch. Details are on pages six-nine.
The VCR will not perform a timer recording.
• Make sure the recording start and stop times are set correctly. Details are on pages 28-31.
• Make sure a tape is in the VCR and the tape has a record tab (page five). If, after programming a timer
recording, you turn off the VCR power without putting a tape in the VCR, the TIMER light will blink.
• If the record tab on a tape is missing, the VCR will eject the tape. The TIMER light will blink.
• Make sure the VCR power is off.
• Make sure the clock is set. Details are on page 15 .
• The VCR may not perform or continue a timer recording if a power interruption of more than one
minute occurs.
• If you have a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System, timer recordings are programmed differently. Details
are on page eight.
• Finish programming a timer recording at least five minutes before the recording is set to begin.
• 12 p.m. is noon; 12 a.m. is midnight.
There is no playback picture or the playback picture is noisy or contains streaks.
• Make sure the TV is on the same channel as the VCR’s CH3/CH4 switch.
• Make sure the VCR is in VCR position. (The VCR/TV light will appear on the display panel.)
• Make sure channel 03 or 04 is properly adjusted at the TV.
• Adjust the tracking. Details are on page 37.
• TVs placed too close to the VCR can cause interference during tape playback. Move the VCR away from
the TV.
The VCR cannot be controlled with the remote control.
• Make sure the VCR/TV light appears on the display panel. If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.
• Aim the remote control directly at the VCR’s remote sensor. Details are on page 22.
• Remove all obstacles between the remote control and the VCR.
• Inspect and/or replace the batteries in the remote control. Details are on page five.
The Number buttons won’t work for channels above 69.
• Enter channel numbers as a two-digit number. If you want to select channels 100 and above, enter channel numbers as a three-digit number. Details are on page 18.
TV programs cannot be watched normally.
• Put the VCR in TV position. (Press the VCR/TV button so that the VCR/TV light disappears from the display panel. Details are on page 22.)
• Check the connections between the VCR, TV, antenna/cable, and Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System (if
applicable). Details are on pages six-10.
Helpful Hints (cont’d) 43
Tape cannot be inserted.
• Insert the tape, window side up, with the record tab facing you.
• Make sure a tape isn’t already in the VCR by pressing the STOP/EJECT button on the VCR.
• Gently push on the center of the tape when putting it in the VCR. Never force the tape into the VCR.
• If a timer recording is programmed and the VCR power is off, you can not insert a tape without a
record tab.
Tape cannot be removed.
• Make sure the power plug is completely connected to a power outlet.
• You have set a timer recording. Turn the VCR power on, then eject the tape. Be sure to insert a tape
and turn off the power for your timer recording.
VCR ejects the tape when the REC(ord)/OTR button is pressed or when the VCR power is
turned off to set a timer recording.
• Make sure the tape has a record tab. Details are on page five.
Poor reception
• You may need to tune your TV again.
The motor (cylinder) rotates even when the VCR is in Stop mode.
• To enable the quick play mechanism, the cylinder will rotate for about five minutes. This is normal. The
quick play mechanism allows the tape mechanism to switch from Stop mode to Play mode in one second.
Direct Broadcast System Hookups
• Watching one TV channel while recording another may not be possible if you have a DBS hookup. You
may have to set your TV to channel 03 or 04, then make your channel selections at the DBS.
• With many DBS hookups, if you use accessory audio and video cables to connect your VCR to your TV,
you will have to put your VCR in Line Input mode (channel 001 or 002).
Line Input mode
• If you accidentally enter Line Input mode (AV FRONT or AV REAR will appear on your TV screen
briefly), press the CHANNEL o/p buttons or use the Number buttons to select another channel.
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound (VR601BMX only)
• During playback, Hi-Fi audio may temporarily revert to normal audio when you adjust tracking. This is
normal.
• When connecting the VCR to a stereo TV, you will only get stereo sound if you use audio cables to connect the AUDIO OUT jacks on the VCR to the AUDIO IN jacks on your TV, and if the TV is in Line
(Auxiliary) Input mode.
• When you connect the AUDIO OUT jacks on the VCR to the AUDIO IN jacks on your TV, the stereo
light on the TV might not glow. But, as long as the status display indicates you are receiving a stereo signal, you are receiving a stereo signal. This is normal.
• Only tapes recorded in Hi-Fi audio will play back in Hi-Fi audio. Tapes recorded in normal audio will
play back in monaural audio.
Cleaning the Video Heads
• Your VCR automatically cleans the video heads each time you insert a tape. However, the heads may
become dirty. If so, use a commercially-available head cleaner or have an authorized servicer clean the
video heads. Eventually, the heads may need to be replaced.
The playback picture is too dim, too bright, or fluctuates in brightness.
• Some programs may be broadcast with copyright protection technology in order to protect the rights of
copyright owners. This technology is used on programs that are recorded on video tapes or Digital
Video Discs (DVDs), as well as some programs broadcast by antenna/cable/satellite television channels.
Programs broadcast with copyright protection technology may not record clearly. Likewise, if you play a
tape that is a recording of a copyright protected program, the picture may not be clear. Tapes of copyright protected programs may have a picture that is dark or dim, or the brightness of the picture may
fluctuate. Therefore, you should avoid recording or playing copies of copyright protected programs. This
VCR incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S.
patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation and is
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only, unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
44 Glossary
AUDIO IN/OUT Jacks: jacks located on the front and back of
the VCR which are used to record audio from another source
(IN) or to send audio to another system (OUT).
The VR401BMX has a single AUDIO IN jack on the front and back
of the VCR. It has a single AUDIO OUT jack on the back of the
VCR. The VR601BMX has Right and Left AUDIO IN jacks on the
front and back of the VCR. It has Right and Left AUDIO OUT jacks
on the back of the VCR.
Automatic Channel Setup: process in which the VCR memorizes all available channels. Then, when you press the CHANNEL
o/p buttons, you only scan through channels you receive.
Bands: settings that allow you to tune channels.
• Antenna – VHF (very high frequency; channels 2-13) and UHF
(ultra high frequency; channels 14-69).
• Cable – all standard channels can be received without a Cable
Box.
Cable Box/DBS Output Channel: 03 or 04.
Dubbing: copying a tape using a second VCR.
Frame: a still picture.
HQ: high quality; a feature in the VCR circuitry which provides
enhanced picture detail.
Line Input: The channel to which you set your VCR during dubbing. If you use the AUDIO and VIDEO In jacks on the front of the
VCR, select channel 002 (AV FRONT). If you use the AUDIO and
VIDEO IN jacks on the back of the VCR, select 001 (AV REAR). If
you accidentally enter Line Input mode, press the CHANNEL
o/p buttons or use the Number buttons to select another channel.
OTR: One-Touch Recording; a timed recording that starts immediately and records for 30 minutes to eight hours.
Remote Control: the small electronic unit that came with your
VCR; allows you to operate your VCR from a distance.
RF coaxial cable: The cable supplied with your VCR. Use it to
connect your VCR to your TV (or Cable Box or DBS). The supplied cable is a snap-on type. However, you may use a screw-on
type if you prefer.
Special Effects: forward and reverse searching; a still picture;
slow motion playback.
Tape Speeds: how fast the tape travels during a recording or
playback.
• SP (standard play) – fastest tape speed (recording time for a
T120 tape is approximately two hours); best picture quality.
• LP (long play) – average tape speed; playback only.
• SLP (super long play) – slowest tape speed (recording time for
a T120 tape is approximately six hours).
VCR: video cassette recorder.
VIDEO IN/OUT Jacks: jacks located on the front and back of
the VCR which are used to record video from another source
(IN) or to send video to another system (OUT).
Specifications 45
Video Heads
Four heads - Hi-Fi (VR601BMX)
Four heads (VR401BMX)
Video Signal
EIA standards; NTSC color
Antenna
VHF/UHF – 75 ohm external antenna terminal
VHF Output Signal
Channel 03 or 04 (switchable)
75 ohms unbalanced
Power Requirement
120V AC; 60Hz
Power Consumption
14W (VR601BMX)
12W (VR401BMX)
Operating Temperature
41°F (5°C) to 104°F (40°C)
Relative Humidity
10% to 80%
Weight
5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg.) (VR601BMX)
5.3 lbs. (2.4 kg.) (VR401BMX)
Dimensions
14-3/16” (W) x 3-5/8” (H) x 8-3/4” (D)
(360mm x 92mm x 223mm)
Tuner Broadcast Channels
VHF 2-13, UHF 14-69
Cable TV Channels
1-125
NOTE: Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
RENEWED
90 DAY
LIMITED WARRANTY
47 Index
ac power cord.................................23
accessories .......................................48
ant(enna) in jack ...................6-10, 23
audio in/out jacks
.................10, 22, 23, 32, 38, 44
automatic
playback .......................................37
rewind, eject, off........................37
batteries ..............................................5
blue background..............................41
cassette compartment...................21
ch3/ch4 switch ........................6-9, 23
channel
adding ...........................................13
deleting ........................................13
reviewing .....................................14
selection ......................................18
setup.......................................11-14
o/p buttons ...............19, 22, 37
clear button...............................19, 34
clock setting .....................................15
connections ..................................6-10
contents, table of ..............................4
controls
remote ...................................18-19
vcr ...........................................21-23
copyright protection ...............32, 43
counter only mode.........................20
cst. in light ........................................21
daylight-savings time.......................16
display panel.....................................21
duplication ........................................32
eject button......................................19
f.fwd/B button ..................19, 22, 36
front panel ........................................22
glossary..............................................44
head cleaner ....................3, 5, 43, 46
helpful hints................................42-43
hi-fi stereo sound system .............40
hookups
with cable box/dbs ..................8-9
with stereo tv.............................10
without cable box/dbs ............6-7
language selection ....................11,
line input mode .................12, 32,
long play .....................................30,
lp ................................................30,
17
44
44
44
memory button ........................18, 34
menu button .............................18, 22
number buttons ..............................18
on-screen status displays ..............20
one-touch recording ......................27
out jack .....................................6-9, 23
pause button ....................................22
pause/still button...............19, 25, 36
play/K button..............18, 22, 24, 36
playing................................................24
power
button....................................18, 22
cord ..............................................23
light ...............................................21
real-time counter............................34
rear panel .........................................23
rec/otr button.............18, 22, 25, 27
rec(ord) light....................................21
recording
basic..............................................25
one channel/
watching another.......................26
prevention .....................................5
timer.......................................28-31
remote control
buttons...................................18-19
sensor...........................................22
repeat play........................................33
rerecording ......................................32
rew(ind), rewind/s button..18, 22,
.................................................36
rf coaxial cable ..........6-9, 32, 38, 44
safety precautions .............................3
searching ...........................................36
second audio broadcast
receiving ...........................38-39
recording..........................38-39
sensor (remote)..............................22
slow
button....................................19, 36
motion..........................................36
slp ................................................30, 44
sp ................................................30, 44
speed button....................................18
standard play.............................30, 44
status display....................................20
status/exit button..............18, 20, 22
stereo
broadcast
receiving ...........................38-39
recording..........................38-39
hookups .......................................38
stereo TV hookups ........................10
still picture........................................36
stop/L button..................................19
stop/eject button ............................22
super high speed searching ..........36
super long play .........................30, 44
table of contents ...............................4
tape
duplication...................................32
eject ................................19, 22, 37
speed .....................................30, 44
time
search button ......................18, 35
setting...........................................15
timer
light ...............................................21
recording
cancelling................................31
checking..................................31
setting ...............................28-30
tracking..............................................37
tv
hookups ...................................6-10
position .................................19, 22
vcr position ...............................19, 22
vcr/tv
button....................................19, 22
light ...............................................21
video in/out jacks
...............10, 22, 23, 32, 38, 44
warranty......................................
46
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
The following items are supplied with your VCR; they
are provided to help you use or set up your VCR.
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Remote Control 4835 218 37274
Two AA Batteries 4835 138 17012
RF Coaxial Cable, 75 ohm
4835 323 27011
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
The following additional items are not provided with your
VCR, but they are designed for use with your new VCR.
To order these optional accessories, contact us at:
Philips Parts & Accessories Marketing Department
401 East Old Andrew Johnson Highway
P.O. Box 555
Jefferson City, TN 37760
1-800-851-8885.
VHS Cassette Rewinder
#M61117
Stereo Audio and Video Cables (6 feet)
#M61106 (gold connectors)
#M61105 (color-coded connectors)
Three Cassette Storage Cases (plastic)
Fits VHS and Beta cassettes
#M61104
Monaural Audio and Video Cables (6 feet)
Color-coded for easy connection
#M61103
Six High-grade, VHS, T-120 Cassettes
#MHG1206
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