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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 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 rewind When a tape reaches its end during playback or fast forwarding, the VCR rewinds the tape and stops. Memory rewind power off When you press POWER 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.
You can locate an index marked at the beginning of each recording on a tape recorded on this VCR (or an indexed tape). Press or repeatedly until the appropriate number is displayed on the TV screen before starting play. Rapid forward or reverse search begins. When it finds the designated index, playback starts automatically.
You can make the picture softer or sharper or distinct the picture when playing back the tape. SmartPicture is set to AUTO when you receive the VCR.
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Select On-Screen Mode
One Touch Recording (OTR)
The OTR function lets you quickly specify how long you want a recording to continue. You do not have to programme the timer.
1 Press PLAY or STOP to select âDSPCâ. 2 Press FF to set âONâ to âOFFâ.
To cancel an OTR Press STOP to stop recording before the preset recording length is reached. If you want to cancel the OTR mode but continue recording, press REC/OTR q several times until
To record while youâre away, follow step 1 â 9 below. For each programme you set, the VCR will turn on, start recording, and turn off automatically. You can store up to 8 programmes.
FOR EACH STEP BELOW, YOU NEED TO FINISH WITHIN 60 SECONDS; OTHERWISE, PROGRAMMING WILL HAVE TO BE RESTARTED FROM STEP 1.
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Select Tape Speed
Select SmartPicture Mode
â¢ Locate an index number by pressing the button repeatedly, indicating how many index marks ahead of or behind that recording you want is from the tapeâs current position. â¢ Up to Â±9th index mark from the current position on the tape can be located.
1 Press VCR. 2 Press SMARTPICTURE button. The current setting will AUTO appear on the screen for about 5 seconds. 3 While the current setting appears, press the SMART-PICTURE button repeatedly, the setting changes as follows. AUTO: Normally select this mode. DISTINCT: Select this mode when you want the distinct picture. The picture detail is emphasized. SOFT: Select this mode when you want the soft picture. The signal noise of the picture is softened. SHARP: Select this mode when you want the sharp picture. The picture edge is emphasized.
Notes: â¢ It is recommended that the SmartPicture is set to âSOFTâ if playback picture is noisy. â¢ When âDSPCâ is set to âOFFâ, âAUTOâ is switched to âNATURALâ automatically.
Press MENU. Once the âDSPCâ mode is set to âONâ, the DSPC system works for both recording & playback; appears blinking on the display.
Notes: â¢ The DSPC system works for SP, LP and SLP modes only after a tape has been inserted and the Record mode is first initiated. Also, it works if the colour mode is changed. It does not work during recording. â¢ In the case of timer recording, the DSPC system works before recording is initiated. â¢ Once the cassette is ejected after recording, the DSPC data is cancelled. The next time the cassette is used for recording, DSPC is re-performed. â¢ When âDSPCâ is displayed, the VCR does not start One Touch Recording. â¢ Since the DSPC system works before recording actually starts, there is a delay of approximately 7 seconds after REC/OTR q is pressed. To make sure you record the desired scene or programme in its entirety, first perform the following steps: 1) Press and hold STILL/SLOW (or PAUSE/STILL on the front panel) and press REC/OTR q to engage the RECORD PAUSE mode. â¢ The VCR then automatically checks the condition of the tape and, after approximately 7 seconds, re-enters RECORD PAUSE. 2) Press REC/OTR q again to start recording. â¢ If you want to bypass the DSPC system and begin recording immediately set âDSPCâ to âOFFâ.
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1 Turn on the TV. 2 Select the video channel (or video input).
âOTRâ changes to âRECâ on the TV screen. Notes: â¢ During recording, the displayed time counts down. When â0:00â is reached, recording stops and the VCR turns off automatically. â¢ If an OTR is engaged during pause, the displayed time counts down normally, but recording does not begin until you cancel the pause.
â¢ Each time you press the button, the tape speed alternates between SP, LP and SLP. SP, LP: For PAL signal. SP, SLP: For NTSC signal.
Select Start Date
Press DATE + or â (Number button 3 or 6).
Select Timer Mode
QUICK PROGRAMMING PROGRAM REVIEW
â¢ The year and day of the week are displayed automatically.
Insert a cassette with the record tab in place. The VCR turns on. â¢ If a cassette is already in the VCR, turn on the VCR.
Using On-Screen Display
You can display the VCR operating status on the TV screen.
1 Press VCR. 2 Press TIMER. The Timer Recording menu appears.
SELECT: END: TIMER
Rec(ord) End Search
This function enables you to search forward to the next unrecorded portion of the tape (or to the point at which recording was stopped). 1 Press the SKIP SEARCH/REC END button when the tape is not running. The VCR begins fast forwarding or rewinding to find the blank portion or the recording end portion on the tape. SEARCHING FOR REC END will appear on the screen during the search. 2 The VCR automatically stop when the blank portion or the end of the recorded is reached. REC END SEARCH COMPLETED will appear on the screen briefly. The tape remaining tape time also appears on the display panel.
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Press CH or or Number buttons to select the channel to record.
Select VCR Set Up Mode
Select Programme mode
1 Press VCR. 2 Press MENU. 3 Press PLAY or STOP
â to selectâVCR SET â to select âON
Auto tracking Each time a tape is inserted, auto tracking starts working and continuously analyses the signal to adjust for optimum picture quality during playback. So, there is no need for you to minimize noises in most tapes during playback. Manual tracking â¢ During normal playback: If auto tracking cannot eliminate noises well during playback, press CH or â¢ During a slow motion picture: Press CH or to minimize noises in the slow motion picture. â¢ During a still picture: Press CH or to reduce jitter in the still picture.
UPâ then press OK/STATUS.
Press PLAY or STOP to select âQUICK PROGRAMMINGâ, then press OK/STATUS. The Quick Programming menu appears.
ONE TIME PROGRAM PROGRAM 1 CHANNEL+/â â â:â START +/â â â â STOP +/â â â:â â REC SPEED SP DATE +/â â â/â â/â â DAILY: 8 CONFIRM: OK WEEKLY: 9 END: TIMER
Press TIMER or OK/STATUS. âPROGRAM WAS COMPLETEDâ appears on the TV screen. After 5 seconds, the above message disappears, and the normal TV picture resumes. The (Timer) indicator lights up on the display. â¢ If âPROGRAM NOT COMPLETEDâ appears, try again from step 1. â¢ If âPROGRAM NOT COMPLETED/PROGRAM OVERLAPâ appears on the TV screen, the
timer recording you just programmed overlaps another timer recording. (vP.13) If you want to store other programmes, repeat steps 1 to 8.
Press REC/OTR q twice. Recording starts immediately, and the
Select On-Screen Mode
indicator lights up and blinks on the display. This indicates that the VCR OTR(0:30) will automatically shut off after 30 minutes of recording.
1 Press PLAY or STOP SCREEN MODEâ.
â¢ If you have already set 8 programmes, âALL PROGRAMS IN USEâ appears and goes back to the Timer Recording menu. If this happens, delete unwanted programmes. (vP.14)
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5 Select Recording Length
With this function, you can prevent the VCR operations from being misused. To use Child Lock When the VCR is turned on, press and hold POWER on the remote control for more than 10 seconds to appears blinking on the display. The âCLâ turn off the VCR. While âCLâ is on the display, you cannot turn on the VCR by pressing POWER on the VCR. To cancel Child Lock Press and hold POWER on the remote control for more than 10 seconds to turn on the VCR. The âCLâ disappears on the display and VCR is turned on. You can also cancel the child lock function by unplugging the AC power cord.
The DSPC (Digital Studio Picture Control) system checks the condition of the tape in use during recording and playback, and compensates to provide the highest possible recording and playback pictures. Set the DSPC to âONâ or âOFFâ on the VCR Set Up menu.
â¢ Thequality of the the playback picture quality based on the VCR adjusts tape in use. â¢ When watching a tape recorded with âDSPCâ set to âONâ, it is recommended that you leave DSPC to âONâ during playback as well. â¢ âDSPCâ only appears at the beginning of automatic tracking. Even though it doesnât appear after that, the DSPC function is operative.
Press REC/OTR q repeatedly until the desired recording length appears. Each time you press the button, recording length increases in 30-minute intervals.
=0:30=1:00=1:30 ..... 5:30=6:00 + REC (Normal recording)+
To check time remaining during an OTR Press OK/STATUS. To change the recording length during an OTR Press REC/OTR q repeatedly until the desired length appears.
2 Press FF Each time you press the button, the setting changes. ON: When you press a tape running button (Stop, Play, etc.), the VCR status appears for 5 seconds. COUNTER: When you press a tape running button, the VCR operating status appears for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, the VCR status disappears except the time counter. OFF: The VCR operating status does not appear even if you press a tape running button.
5 or â to enter the TV channel.
Press POWER to turn off the VCR.
The VCR must be turned off for a timer recording to take place. 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. To remove the message, press the CLEAR button. If you want to record the same programme daily, press DAILY (Number button 8) during step 3 through 7. (Press the button again to cancel.) The VCR will record a TV programme every day (Monday through Friday) at the same time and length. (Daily Recording) If you want to record the same programme weekly, press WEEKLY (Number button 9) during step 3 through 7. (Press the button again to cancel.) The VCR will record a TV programme once a week at the same day, time and length. (Weekly Recording) If you want to cancel the currently set programme, press CLEAR.recording has taken place After a timer Press POWER to turn on the VCR. You can operate your VCR normally. To stop a started timer recording Press POWER. Recording stops and the VCR turns off. If it is a Daily or Weekly Recording, future recordings will be carried out as programmed.
â¢ Holding down CH or rapidly scans through the channels. â¢ To record from external line input, press CH or until âA/V REARâ or âA/V FRONTâ appears.
Select Start Time
Press START + or â (Number button 1 or 4).
â¢ Each time you press the button, the set time changes by 1-minute intervals. If you hold the button, the set time changes by 30-minute intervals.
Select Stop Time
ONE TIME PROGRAM PROGRAM 1 CHANNEL+/â 12 START +/â 20:00 STOP +/â 22:00 REC SPEED SP DATE +/â â â/â â/â â DAILY: 8 CONFIRM: OK WEEKLY: 9 END: TIMER
To cancel manual tracking, stop the tape, eject the tape, then re-insert it. Note: If you keep pressing CH orâ button, you might get âUSE CLEANING CASSETTEâ message on the screen. Please disregard this message and re-adjust the tracking. However, if the message appears automatically (without pressing CH orâ), this indicates that your video heads are dirty.
Select VCR Set Up Mode
1 Press VCR. 2 Press MENU. 3 Press PLAY or STOP to select âVCR SET UPâ then press OK/STATUS.
DSPC ON SCREEN MODE TIMER REC SPEED
ON ON MANUAL
Press MENU. To display the VCR status on the TV screen manually, press OK/STATUS. The VCR status appears for about 5 seconds. â¢ If âON SCREEN MODEâ is set to âOFF,â no VCR status appears though you press OK/ STATUS.
Press STOP + or â (Number button 2 or 5).
â¢ Each time you press the button, the set time changes by 1-minute intervals. If you hold the button, the set time changes by 30-minute intervals.
SELECT: END: MENU
This function allows you to set the timer recording program without going through the regular set up with the on screen. The extent of programming is 24 hours from the current time. 1 Insert a tape into the VCR and press the âTURBO TIMERâ button on the remote control. â â (start time prompt) and the current time appears alternately on the display.
â¢ Tape speed can be selected by pressing the ALT/SPEED button anytime during steps 1 through 4. The speed appears on the display for about 5 seconds.
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TV Manufacturersâ Codes PHILIPS EMERSON GOLDSTAR GRUNDIG HITACHI JVC MITSUBISHI PANASONIC RCA SAMSUNG SANYO SHARP SONY THOMSON TOSHIBA ZENITH 01, 02, 03 14 04 24, 25 12 05 13, 26 07, 17, 19, 20 10 18 11 16 09 21, 22, 23 08 06, 15
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Remote Control The remote control cannot work. Correction â¢ Aim the remote control directly at the remote sensor on the VCR. â¢ Avoid all obstacles which may interfere with the signal path. â¢ Inspect or replace the batteries. â¢ Make sure batteries are inserted correctly. Miscellaneous A cassette cannot be inserted. Correction â¢ Insert the cassette with the window side up and the record tab facing you. â¢ Check that a cassette tape is not already inserted. Press EJECT. â¢ Check that the AC power cord is correctly connected to an AC outlet.
To check, edit or erase the programmes 1 Press VCR. 2 Press TIMER. 3 Press PLAY or STOP to select âPROGRAM REVIEWâ, then press OK/ STATUS. 4 Press OK/STATUS repeatedly to view the more detailed programme information.
Dubbing from any VCR (or camcorder) to another is simple. Explanations on this page uses this VCR as the recording VCR. Refer also the manual supplied with the other VCR (for playback) 1 Connect the recording VCR (this VCR) and 2 the playing VCR. Connect the recording VCR (this VCR) to the TV.
Playing VCR Recording VCR (this VCR)
When two programs overlap The Program Review screen will appear with a magenta line blinking on the newly set timer recording while the other overlapped program blinking.
PR CH START 1 12 20:00 2 20 11:00 3 24 15:00 4 45 21:00 5 6 7 8 SELECT:
STOP 22:00 11:30 16:00 23:00
DATE 20/07 15/10 10/08 FRI
1 Press and hold TV. 2 Press two Number buttons for the manufacturerâs code number of your TV, referring to the table to the right.
â¢ For example, for 02, press 0 then 2.
3 Press STOP
7, then release TV.
2 To change the START time, press the PLAY or STOP button (if you press and hold either
1 Press PLAY or STOP to move the magenta line among the two overlapping programs. 2 Press OK/STATUS to view ONE TIME PROGRAM the detail information of the PROGRAM 1 program you want to change. 3 Go to step 4 through 8 to modify the selected program. To cancel any timer recording,
CHANNEL+/â START +/â STOP +/â REC SPEED DATE +/â ERASE: CLEAR NEXT: OK 12 20 : 00 22 : 00 SP 20/07/01 FRIDAY END: TIMER
â¢ When you press the button for the first time, the detailed programme information for Programme 1 appears. By pressing this button repeatedly, you can review the detailed information of all other programmes.
â¢ The remote control can now operate the TV of the selected code.
button, the time changes in 30-minutes increments), then press OK/STATUS. Then,â â (stop time prompt) and the set start time appears alternately on the display. 3 To change the STOP time, press the PLAY or STOP button (if you press and hold either button, the time changes in 30-minutes increments), then press OK/STATUS.
5 If you want to change the programme setting shown on the TV screen, press the following buttons:
CH : Changes the channel. START +/â :Changes the start time. STOP +/â :Changes the stop time.
Press POWER, pointing the remote control at the TV. If the TV turns on or off, your setting is completed. If not, repeat steps above, using another code.
Notes: â¢ After replacing the batteries, you need to reset the manufacturerâs code again. â¢ The buttons you can use to operate your TV are explained on page 3.
The cassette does not eject.
The cassette ejects when you press REC/OTR q.
â¢ Check that the record tab on the back of the cassette is not removed.
To RF OUT
press CLEAR. â¢ If you do not modify the overlapping programs, the VCR will record the earlier program completely. Only the remaining part of the later program will be recorded. â¢ If the START time for the two programs are the same, the lower program number will be recorded. Useful function for Timer Recording: Auto Tape Speed With this function activated, the VCR can change the tape speed and record the programme in LP or SLP mode if not enough tape remains for recording in SP mode. 1 Press VCR. 2 Press MENU. 3 Press PLAY or STOP
If you want to erase the programme setting shown on the TV screen, press CLEAR. The detailed information of the next programme appears. 6 If necessary, press TIMER to exit from the menu operations.
Note: â¢ This function does not work for OTR (One Touch Recording).
SPEED DATE +/â
:Changes the tape speed. :Changes the date.
S pecifications S
General General Mains voltage Mains frequency Power consumption Ambient temperature Relative humidity Dimensions (WxHxD) Mass Position for use Video output channel Possible number of TV channel Number of pre-programmable memory blocks Number of days in advance Tuner Video signal VHF VHF H UHF Video Video AC 110 V â 240 V 50 Hz/60 Hz Approx. 14W +5 Â°C to +40 Â°C 10 % to 80 % Approx. 360 mm x 94 mm x 249 mm Approx. 3.0 kg Horizontal UHF E36 (adjustable betweeen E28 â E60) 99 8 365 or every day, or every week
From Audio output to AUDIO IN From Video output to VIDEO IN
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Power No power. Correction â¢ Check that the AC power cord is correctly connected to an AC outlet. â¢ Check that the VCR is turned on. Recording & Playback TV programme cannot be recorded. Correction â¢ Check the connections between the VCR, the antenna and the TV. â¢ Make sure that the record tab on the back of the cassette is not removed. â¢ Set the timer on-time and timer off-time correctly. â¢ Make sure that the VCR is turned off after setting is made. â¢ Timer recording may not be performed or stopped if a power interruption occurs before or during timer recording. â¢ Select your video channel correctly. â¢ Adjust the tracking slowly in either direction.
1 Insert a source tape in the playing VCR and a blank tape in the recording VCR.
â¢ If a tape without the record tab is inserted in the play ing VCR, playback automatically starts. In this case, press the STOP button.
Channel number will appear on the display. 4 To change the CHANNEL number, press the PLAY or STOP then press OK/STATUS.
How to see the programme list Programme numbers
5 The data input will be memorized and the Turbo Timer mode will be finished so that normal display appears. 6 Turn off the VCR.
Notes: â¢ To exit Turbo Timer mode at any step, press the TURBO TIMER button. â¢ If âErrâ appears on the display panel, all eight programs have been set and Turbo Timer will not proceed. To remove the error message, press the TURBO TIMER button again. â¢ Settings of Turbo Timer will appear on the display panel only and not on the screen. â¢ Programs Overlap Warning does not function with Turbo Timer. â¢ DAILY or WEEKLY programming are not available on Turbo Timer.
5 â to select âVCR SET UPâ then press OK/STATUS. 4 Press PLAY 5 or STOP â to select âTIMER REC SPEED.â 5 Press FF 3. Each time you press the button, the
AUTO: Select this to allow the VCR to change the tape speed from SP to LP (or SLP) when there is not enough tape length remaining. MANUAL: Select this not to allow the VCR to change the tape speed.
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Preset channel numbers Start time Stop time Start date
âDâ stands for âDAILY,â and âWâ stands for âWEEKLY.â
PR CH START 1 12 20:00 2 25 10:00 3 03 15:00 4 45 23:30 5 6 7 8 NEXT: OK
STOP DATE 22:00 W10/06 10:45 MON 15:15 D16/10 23:00 DAILY
2 Turn the channel on the TV to your video channel. 3 Press CH or pointing the remote
Timer recording cannot be performed.
control at this VCR, to select the external line input.
â¢ For rear jacks, select âL-1â on the display or âA/V INâ on the TV screen. â¢ For front jacks, select âL-Fâ on the display or âF-A/V INâ on the TV screen.
B/G, D/K, I, SECAM K1 42 MHz â 175 MHz 175 MHz â 470 MHz 470 MHz â 870 MHz CATV
â¢ If the programme has worked once for the Daily recording, âDAILYâ will be shown instead of the start date. â¢ If the programme has worked once for the Weekly recording, the day shown week (inof the example, âMONâ) will be of the instead this start date. Note: â¢ Even if a power failure occurs, the VCR keeps your timer programs. However, the clock time and other menu settings are lost if it lasts for more than 3 minutes. As a result, when the power is supplied again to this VCR after the power failure, set the clock time and turn off the VCR. Each timer program you have made will start unless its start time already passes.
There is no playback picture, or the playback picture is noisy or contains streaks.
4 Press ALT/SPEED, pointing the remote control at this VCR, until the desired tape speed (SP, LP or SLP) appears on the screen. SP, LP: For PAL signal. SP, SLP: For NTSC signal. 5 Press the PLAY button on the playing VCR. 6 Press REC/OTR q at this VCR.
During a still or slow motion picture, the picture maywhich has an automatic vertical using a TV contain some vertical jitter when hold control. If the top of your playback picture waves back and forth excessively. â¢ Try to change to another tape, you may not have this problem.
Input (VIDEO IN) Output (VIDEO OUT) Resolution Signal/noise ratio Audio Input (AUDIO IN) Output (AUDIO OUT) Accessories supplied
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
0.5 V(p-p) to 2.0 V(p-p), 75 ohms 1.0 V(p-p) Â±0.2 lines 75 ohms Better than 240 V(p-p), Better than 43 dB â8 dBs, 50 k ohms (0 dBs=0.775 Vrms) â8 dBs, 1 k ohms (0 dBs=0.775 Vrms) Remote control unit RF coaxial R6(SUM-3)/AA Batteries â cable
â¢ Because the VCR playback signal is not as stable as an off-the-air TV signal, the top of your TV screen may be bent or unstable during playback. You may have better result if the A/V input is used. â¢ The video heads are dirty. Use a head cleaner.
Remember: press the buttons in steps 5 and 6 simultaneously to avoid missing any of the recording.
6 Press MENU to exit from the menu operations.
During playback, âUSE CLEANING CASSETTEâ appears on the screen.
(only for checking operations)