Table of contents This manual shows the basic setup to use the VCR. For details, refer to the English or French Operating Instructions. 2 Hookups 2 Hookup A (Plug and Play) : You have no cable box, or a cable box with only a few scrambled channels 3 Hookup A : VCR setup 4 Hookup B : Connecting a cable box with many scrambled channels...
Hookups Hookup A (Plug and Play) You have no cable box, or a cable box with only a few scrambled channels Recommended use Use this hookup if you do not have a cable box. Also use this hookup if your cable system scrambles only a few channels.
Hookup A : VCR setup Plug the VCR into the AC outlet. The VCR automatically presets the VCR’s clock and TV channels when the VCR is plugged into the AC outlet. AC power cord to AC outlet The VCR starts presetting the clock and channels.
Hookup B Connecting a cable box with many scrambled channels Recommended use Use this hookup if your cable system scrambles all or most channels. What you can do with this hookup • Record any channel by selecting the channel on the cable box What you can’t do •...
Hookup B : VCR setup Before you start… • Turn on the VCR and the TV. • Set the CH switch on the rear of the VCR to 3 of 4, whichever channel is not used in your area. If both are used, set the switch to either channel. If your TV is connected to the VCR using A/V connections, set the TV to video input.
Setting the clock Set the time and date to use the timer feature for recording programs. Before you start… • Turn on the VCR and the TV. • Set the TV to the VCR channel (channel 3 or 4). If your TV is connected to the VCR using A/V connections, set the TV to video input.
Press M/m to select MANUAL, then press OK. PLAY Press M/m to set the month. PLAY Press , to flash the day and press M/m to set the day. PLAY Set the year, hour, and minutes in the same way as the day. The day of the week is set automatically.
VIDEO button until the VCR indicator in the display window turns off. 2 Select the channel with your cable box (if you have one) or with your TV. Sony Corporation Printed in China Hookup B To play a tape 1 Set the TV to channel 3 or 4 (or to video input, if you made A/V connections).