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Video Cassette Recorder
Instructions for use
D escription of C ontrols
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VCR to TV Connection Using RF Cable
1 2 3 3 4 Disconnect the antenna or cable from the TV. Connect the antenna or cable to the ANT(enna) IN terminal on the back of the VCR. Connect the VCR to the TV using the RF coaxial cable. Plug the AC power cords of the VCR and TV into the AC outlets. Outdoor antenna Back of VCR Indoor antenna
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C ongratulations on purchasing your new VCR. Spare a few moments to read this instruction
manual to get better results, and to avoid any costly mistakes. WARNING : DANGEROUS VOLTAGE INSIDE WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Ã The POWER button does not completely shut off the mains power from the unit, but switches operating current on or off only. Ã The rating plate is on the rear of the unit.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear.) When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
PLAY REW/CHCASS REC TIMER
STOP/EJECT FF/CH+ CH
SQPB Features Safety Precaution
1 POWER button (v P.12) 2 Cassette Compartment 3 REC Â¶ button (vP.8, P.10, P.13) 4 Display Window (see below) 5 1 REW/CH- button (vP.8, P.10, P.11) 6Â¡ FF/CH+ button (vP.8, P.10, 7 STOP/EJECT 7/0 button (vP.5,P.11) 8 IR (infrared) remote sensor P.8) 9 PLAY 3 button (vP.8, P.9, P.10) 0 CH button (vP.5, P.6, P.8, P.9, P.14) 234 1 AC power cord 2 AUDIO IN (input) jack (vP.4, P.13) 2 3 AUDIO OUT (output) jack (vP.4,P.13) 4 ANT. (antenna) IN (input) terminal
ANT.IN IN OUT
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VCR/TV MENU SPEED
VCR OK/STATUS EJECT
PLAY REW STOP
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VCR CH ALT
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IN (input) jacks (vP.4, P.13)
Failure to heed the following precautions may result in damage to the VCR, remote control or video cassette. 1. DO NOT place the VCR . . . ... in an environment prone to extreme temperatures or humidity. ... in direct sunlight. ... in a dusty environment. ... in an environment where strong magnetic fields are generated. ... on a surface that is unstable or subject to vibration. 2. DO NOT block the VCR's ventilation openings or holes. (If the ventilation openings or holes are blocked by a newspaper or cloth, etc., the heat may not be able to get out.) 3. DO NOT place heavy objects on the VCR or remote control. 4. DO NOT place anything which might spill on top of the VCR or remote control. (If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.) 5. DO NOT expose the apparatus to dripping or splashing. 6. DO NOT use this equipment in a bathroom or places with water. Also DO NOT place any containers filled with water or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases, potted plants, cups, etc.) on top of this unit. 7. DO NOT place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on the apparatus. 8. AVOID violent shocks to the VCR during transport. r SmartPicture r Child Lock r Automatic Operations r Index Search r One Touch Recording r On Screen Display r Timer Recording
6 VIDEO OUT (output) jack (vP.4, P.13) 7 RF OUT (output) terminal (to TV)
1 2 f TV (POWER) buttonfunction for this model) button 3 VCR/TV(channel)(does â button 5 not 4 TV CH button / MENU 5 TV VOL (volume) 5 / â buttons 6 REC (record)/OTR q button (vP.8, P.10, P.13) 7 NUMBER buttons (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) (vP.11, P.12) 8 SMARTPICTURE button (vP.11) 9 CLEAR button (vP.12, P.13) 0 STILL/SLOW â /â¢ button (vP.9) ! STILL/SLOW button (vP.8, P.9) @ f VCR (POWER) button (vP.8, P.12) # SPEED button (vP.12, P.13) $ 0 EJECT button (vP.5,P.8) % PLAY / 5 button ^ OK/STATUS button & button (vP.5,P.8) * FF /3/2 button (vP.5,P.8) REW ( TIMER button (vP.11,P.12) ) STOP / â button q VCR CH (channel) 5 / â button (vP.5, P.9,
Back of TV
Cable RF OUT CAUTION Do not plug the AC power cords until all connections are completed.
RF coaxial cable
To watch a picture from this VCR on the TV For customers in Australia; - select UHF channel 38 (597.25 MHz)(video channel
of this VCR when shipped from factory). If you want to change video channel to another channel (between 28 and 60), see âSetting the Video Channelâ on page 5.
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1 POWER indicator (vP.5, P.9) 2 CASS(ette) indicator (vP.5, P.9) 3 REC(ording) indicator (vP.5, P.10) 4 TIMER indicator (vP.5, P.12) 1 Operation mode 2 SmartPicture Setting 3 Colour Mode 4 Remaining tape length 5 Tape speed 6 Current time 7 Channel Number 8 Tape position indicator 9 Time counter 0 Index Number
can be used to operate
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some of PHILIPS TVs. Button
is used to go back
to the previously selected channel on TV. To insert the batteries: Install two AA batteries R6 (SUM-3)/AA - matching the polarity indicated inside the battery comparment.
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ALT button S.(Skip) SEARCH button (vP.9) AUDIO button (does not function for this model) STILL/SLOW + /Â£ button (vP.9)
Note: For customers in Australia; This VCR is factory pretuned to 2, 7, 9, 10, & 28.
For customers in New Zealand; - set video channel (vP.5).
VCR to TV Connection Using AUDIO/VIDEO Cable
If your TV has audio/video connectors, complete the connection below to get better pictures and sounds when playing back a tape. To watch a picture from this VCR on the TV, select the AV mode on the TV. Note: Even if you are using this
On- Screen Display
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10:00PM CH12 AUTO
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AV connection, you must also
complete the RF connection above.
Back of VCR Audio cable Video cable
Back of TV
B-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----E AUTO REMAIN 2:30 LP 0:00:00 INDEX - 1
CAUTION On Battery Replacement Do not mix old and new batteries. (Also never mix alkaline batteries with manganese batteries.)
To VIDEO/AUDIO OUT jacks
RF OUT ANT.IN
To video and audio input jacks
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Setting the Video Channel
This VCR is designed to send picture and sound signal on UHF channel 38(597.25 MHz) to the TV, through the RF coaxial cable. 1 Make sure the VCR is turned off and no cassette is inserted. 2 Press STOP/EJECT
CHANNEL 60 51 - 59 50 41 - 49 40 37 - 39 36 31 - 35 30 29 28
POWER CASS REC TIMER
CASS indicator TIMER indicator light blink light blink light light blink light blink light fast blink light slow slow Blinking Speed fast
B asic O perations
When using this VCR, an index mark is always marked at the beginning of every recording. This index marks make it easier for you to search for the beginning of the recordings (see âIndex Searchâ) on page 9.
Note: â¢ When a tape reaches its end during recording, the recording stops and CASS indicator on the display window will blink.
changes by one-minute intervals. Press and hold the button to change time by 30-minute intervals. When the time is correct, press OK/STATUS. 2 Press PLAY or STOP to set the date. Each
3 Press OK/STATUS. Auto programming starts. The local channels receivable in your area are automatically programmed in the VCRâs tuner.
AUTO CH. SET PROCEEDING PLEASE WAIT
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time you press the button, the date changes in one- When the auto programming is day increments. Press and hold the button to carried out change dates in 15-day increments. When the date The following message appears is correct, press OK/STATUS. 3 Press PLAY or STOP to set the year. Each time you press the button, the year changes by one-year intervals. Press and hold the button, to change years rapidly. When the year is correct, press OK/STATUS. 4 Press MENU to exit the menu operation.
4.3: TO FINE-TUNE CHANNEL POSITIONS: Press OK/STATUS twice so CH 150 SYS CH FRQ SYS FRQ 01 BG 07 229 BG that the frequency indication 03 195 BG 09 355 BG 02 165 BG 08 237 BG flashes. Press PLAY or 04 205 BG 10 365 BG 05 213 BG 11 374 BG STOP to fine-tune the 06 221 BG 12 384 BG SELECT: DELETE: CLEAR station until you get the best CHANGE CH: OK END: MENU possible picture, then press OK/STATUS.
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1 Turn on the TV. 2 Select the video channel (or AV mode).
To prevent accidental erasure: Break off the record tab with a screwdriver. To record again, cover the hole with adhesive tape.
more than 5 seconds. The POWER indicator on the display window will blink.
on the TV screen. When the auto programming is completed The following message appears on the TV screen, and the lowest channel will be tuned in.
4.4: TO CHANGE THE TV SYSTEM:
â¢ This is necessary if two sounds
AUTO CH.SET COMPLETED
3 Press PLAY or STOP on the remote control to select the TV system.
The mode indicators tell the TV system as described in the table below.
TV System Country
To watch a picture from this VCR on the TV, select the same channel you have selected as the video channel on the TV.
Note: If you use only external video input (AV) mode to watch the picture from this VCR, you can turn off the video channel output. To turn off the video output channel, press VCR CH until CASS and TIMER indicators on the display window are off.
Press OK/STATUS three times so that the TV system indication flashes. Press END: MENU PLAY or STOP to select the appropriate TV system (BG, DK, I) so that the sound comes
come out of the channel.
CH FRQ SYS CH FRQ SYS 01 150 BG 07 229 BG 02 165 BG 08 237 BG 03 195 BG 09 355 BG 04 205 BG 10 365 BG 05 213 BG 11 374 BG 06 221 12 384 BG SELECT: BG DELETE: CLEAR CHANGE CH: OK
Insert a cassette. The VCR turns on.
â¢ If the record tab on a cassette is removed, playback will start automatically. â¢ If a cassette is already in the VCR, turn on the VCR.
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On TV Automatic Operations
Eject cassette You can eject the tape simply by pressing EJECT0 (or STOP/EJECT s/0 on the front panel) even while the VCR is turned off. When you press EJECT0 (or STOP/EJECT s/0 on the front panel), the VCR automatically turns on, ejects the tape, then turns off. Auto playback When a tape is inserted, the VCR turns on. If the record tab is removed, playback begins. Auto rewindreaches its end during playback or fast When a tape forwarding, the VCR rewinds the tape and stops. Memory rewind power off When you press f VCR (or POWER f on the front panel) during rewinding, the VCR turns off after rewinding is completed. Repeat Playback When you press and hold PLAY for more than 5 seconds, you can play back the same tape repeatedly (100 times). When the tape runs to its end, the VCR automatically rewinds the tape, and starts playback.
1 Turn on the TV. 2 Select the video channel (or AV mode).
Insert a cassette with the record tab in place. Press PLAY. To pause playback and view still picture Press STILL/SLOW. Press PLAY to resume playback. To rapidly locate a particular scene Press FF (or FF/CH+ on the front panel) or REW (or REW/CH- on the front panel) during playback. (No sound comes out.) Press PLAY to resume playback. The VCR turns on. To rewind the tape, press REW
Automatic Channel Setting
Before using the VCR, you need to set the tuner channels. Follow the procedures described below. For Australia customers only: This VCR is factory pretuned to Australian capital city 2, 7, 9, 10 and 28. Do not perform this task unless you are outside of capital city reception area.
CASS REC TIMER
B/G D/K I H
West Europe, ASEAN countries, New Zealand China, Russia, East Europe Hong Kong, South Afrika, United Kingdom Australia
blink blink blink blink
blink blink blink off
blink blink off off
blink off off off
Before operating the VCR, be familiar with the menuinto the VCR can be available only on the built operations first because most of the features menus. 1 Press VCR on the remote control. 2 Press MENU to display the main menu screen. 3 Press PLAY or STOP to select a desired feature on the menu, then press OK/STATUS. 4 When you select a feature, go to the section in this manual and follow the instructions described there. To go back to the previous menu screen, press REW To change the setting of a menu item, press FF Press MENU to exit.
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Select Tuner Set Up Mode
4 Press OK/STATUS. 5 Turn on the TV, and tune it to UHF channel 38.
â¢ If two vertical white bars appear clearly on the TV screen, press OK/STATUS and go to step 6. â¢ If the two vertical white bars do not appear clearly, PLAY or STOP on the remote control press to set the video channel to any vacant channel betweenchannel 28 to 60. â¢ The mode indicators tell channel position. The indicators light and blink at different speed by the channel position as shown in the table in the next column.The POWER indicator blinks and the REC indicator lights up regardless of the channel
1 Press MENU. 2 Press PLAY or STOP to select âTUNER SET UPâ then press OK/STATUS.
To delete or edit receivable channels 1 Press MENU. 2 Press PLAY or STOP to select âTUNER SET UPâ, them press OK/STATUS. 3 Press PLAY or STOP to select âCHANGING TUNER SET UPâ, then press OK/STATUS. The programmed channel CH 150 SYS CH FRQ SYS 01 FRQ BG 07 229 BG information list appears 02 165 BG 08 237 BG 03 195 BG 09 355 BG 04 205 BG 10 365 BG with the setting of the tuned 05 213 BG 11 374 BG 06 221 BG 12 384 BG channel flashing. (You can SELECT: DELETE: CLEAR also watch the picture of the CHANGE CH: OK END: MENU tuned channel since the list and the picture
out, then press OK/STATUS.
Manual Channel Setting
When you want to do channel setting manually, follow this procedure. 1 Repeat steps 1-3 of the âTo delete or edit receivable channelsâ on the column to the left. 2 Press PLAY or STOP until a vacant channel
Select Tape Speed
After pressing VCR, press SPEED until the desired tape speed (SP, LP) appears on the display.
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alternately appears on the TV screen.) 4 Press PLAY or STOP channel setting flashes.
â until the desired
in which you want to store a new channel starts flashing, then press OK/STATUS. 3 Press PLAY or STOP to select the search starting band, then press OK/STATUS.
Select a Channel
Press VCR CH or Number buttons to select the channel to record.
Start Auto Programming
1 Press PLAY
5 or STOP â to
CHANGING TUNER SET UP AUTO TUNER SET UP SELECT: END: MENU CONFIRM: OK
4.1: TO DELETE UNWANTED CHANNELS: Press CLEAR. Repeat this step until you delete all unwanted channels.
â¢ If you have accidentally deleted a channel, press REW
select âAUTO TUNER SET UPâ then press OK/STATUS. The TV system selecting menu appears on the TV. 2 Press PLAY or STOP to select the appropriate TV
VHF L: Starts searching from the VHF L band. VHF H: Starts searching from the VHF H band. UHF: Starts searching from the UHF band.
To stop playback Press STOP (or STOP/EJECT s/0 on the front panel) To rewind the tape Press REW (or REW/CH- on the front panel) when the tape is not running.
Press REC/OTR q.
VHF VHF UHF L H
SELECT: END: MENU
To pause recording Press STILL/SLOW briefly. To resume recording, press the same button again. To stop recording Press STOP. To reset the time counter Press CLEAR. To watch another TV programme while recording Select a different channel you want to watch on the TV. You can watch the programme of the selected channel on the TV without affecting recording on the VCR.
Initial Set Up
For the first time you turn on this VCR or finish video channel setting, the VCR automatically enters the Clock Setting mode unless the clock has been set.
system of your residential area.
Test signal (two vertical white bars)
SYS COUNTRY B/G W.EUR. ASEAN AUST. NZ D/K CHINA RUS. E.EUR. I HK S.AF. UK
4.2: TO EXCHANGE CHANNEL POSITIONS: Press OK/STATUS once so CH FRQ SYS CH FRQ SYS 01 150 BG 07 229 BG 02 165 BG 08 237 BG that the channel number 03 195 BG 09 355 BG flashes. Using the number 04 205 BG 10 365 BG 05 213 BG 11 374 BG button on the remote control, 06 221 BG 12 384 BG key in channel number that you want to exchange with, then press OK/ STATUS. The positions of both channels are exchanged.
Searching starts, and when the station is tuned in, searching stops and the tuned frequency is shown on the TV. 4 Press PLAY or STOP to STORE CHANNEL select âSTORE CHANNELâ, CONTINUE SEARCH
To fast forward the tape Press FF (or FF/CH+ on the front panel) when the tape is not running.
6 Press OK/STATUS. The CASS and TIMER indicator will turn off. You will now enter the Clock Setting mode explained on the next column.
Setting the Clock/Date
1 Press PLAY or STOP to set the time. Each time you press the button, the set time
TIME - - : - -AM DATE 01/01/01 SET: END: MENU NEXT: OK
B/G : For West Europe, ASEAN countries, SELECT: CONFIRM: OK END: MENU Australia, New Zealand. D/K : For China, Russia, East Europe. I : For Hong Kong, South Africa, United Kingdom.
SELECT: DELETE: CLEAR CHANGE CH: OK END: MENU
then press OK/STATUS. The programmed channel information list appears
To eject the tape Press EJECT (or STOP/EJECT s/0 on the
SELECT: END: MENU CONFIRM: OK
again with the setting of the newly tuned channel flashing.
â¢ If you do not want to store the channel, select âCONTINUE SEARCHâ, then press OK/STATUS.
To turn off the VCR Press f VCR (or POWER f on the front panel).
5 Press MENU to exit the menu operations.