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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Video Cassette Recorder
Only cassettes marked
Please read this manual and accompanying "IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS" sheet carefully before connecting your
VCR and operating it for the first time.
Be sure to read carefully and follow all the PRECAUTIONS on page 2.
Keep the manual in a safe place for future reference.
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can be used with this video cassette recorder.
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Video Cassette Recorder Only cassettes marked As an E NERGY SANYO has determined that this product or product model meets the E guidelines for energy efficiency. Please read this manual and accompanying “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” sheet carefully before connecting your VCR and operating it for the first time.

  • Page 2: Precautions

    œ Avoid moving the VCR between cold and hot locations (see “Moisture Condensation Problems”, this page). œ Do not place the VCR directly on top of the TV, as this may cause playback or recording problems. Avoiding Electric Shock or Fire œ...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    œ Vibration-suppressing mid-mount design œ Child lock œ Front/rear audio/video inputs ACCESSORIES Make sure that all the accessories listed below have been included with your VCR. Power cord Multibrand universal remote control 75-ohm coaxial cable Two AA batteries (1.5 volt)

  • Page 4: Vhs Video Cassette Tapes

    AUTO POWER-OFF/EJECT: The cassette is ejected when the STOP/EJECT button on the front panel is pressed, even if the VCR’s power is off. (The power cord must be connected to an AC wall outlet.) highest video quality...

  • Page 5: Locations Of Controls And Indicators

    L (left) jack. Auto A/V Selection There is no need to unplug the VCR from the TV to view another video source on-screen. When the VCR power is off and the output cable from an...

  • Page 6

    Channel indicator Tape speed indicator Operation Icons (see below). VCR indicator Use the TV/VCR button on the remote control to turn this indicator ON or OFF. for playback, VCR programming or watching TV programs through the VCR tuner OFF: for watching TV programs through TV tuner...

  • Page 7

    AC power input Rear-panel AUDIO/VIDEO input jacks Connect the audio and video outputs from an external unit (i.e. a video camera, second VCR) to these jacks. To record the signals coming from the external unit, press the INPUT button on the remote control to display “L1”...

  • Page 8: Multibrand Universal Remote Control

    REW (rewind) button [30] STOP button [24] VCR, CATV/DSS and TV remote control mode buttons [9, 10, 15] Lets you select the unit to be operated (VCR, TV or cable converter/DSS receiver). TYPE button [27] SLOW button [30] SP/EP button [25]...

  • Page 9

    MULTIBRAND UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL Battery Installation and Operation Install the two supplied AA batteries as shown. Aim the remote control at the VCR and press the desired buttons to operate. IMPORTANT NOTE: SPENT OR DISCHARGED BATTERIES MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF IN A SAFE MANNER IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS.

  • Page 10

    UNIVERSAL VIDEOWAY Code VIEWSTAR ZENITH DSS receiver brands 00, 01 PANASONIC SANYO 19, 25, 32 SONY 00, 01, 29 NOTES: 14, 15, 20 œ Only remote-controlled products can be operated using this remote control. (Refer to the instruction manuals for your TV, CATV converter/decoder or DSS receiver 01, 18 instruction manual for more details.)

  • Page 11: Basic Antenna/cable Connections

    TV. This is your VCR channel. The TV must be set to this channel whenever the VCR is used for playing a tape or watching a TV program. If in doubt, check with your local cable company.

  • Page 12: Alternative Cable Tv Connections

    Set the TV channel to the cable converter output channel (CH02 ~ 07). Cable converter TO TV (supplied) œ With this connection, the VCR must be set to the cable converter/decoder output channel. (See next page.) (Back panel) VHF/UHF FROM ANT. TO TV...

  • Page 13

    œ If you turn on the cable converter/decoder after turning on the VCR, no image will appear on the TV screen. In this case, turn off the VCR, then turn it on again. œ Leave the cable converter/decoder on until timer recording is complete.

  • Page 14: Audio/video Connections

    Yellow Video connection cable (not supplied) Audio connection cable (not supplied) œ If video and/or audio connections are made between the VCR and the TV, set the source selector on the television to A/V input. Stereo monitor TV (Back panel)

  • Page 15: Initial Setup

    CATV (cable TV) mode and TV mode. If you are not using a cable converter/decoder, follow steps 1 – 4 under “PROGRAMMING CHANNELS” on page 22. œ If the AC power to the VCR is interrupted for more than 5 seconds, the memorized channels may be erased.

  • Page 16

    INITIAL SETUP Channel Selection Convenience You can select a channel on your VCR by using one of the two methods shown below: 10-KEY RANDOM ACCESS TUNING Select the desired channel number by using the number buttons and 100/ENTER button on the remote control.

  • Page 17: Multifunction On-screen Displays

    œ This feature will not work properly on T-140 tapes or tapes longer than T-160. (The feature will work on T-160 tapes.) œ Depending on the condition and type of tape used, the VCR may not accurately detect the remaining tape duration. SAP ST C 10 LR 09:30PM...

  • Page 18: On-screen Menu

    Displaying the On-Screen Menus Turn on the power (TV and VCR). Set the TV to channel 3 or 4. Press the VCR button on the remote control to select the VCR operation mode. If the VCR indicator is off, press the TV/VCR button on the remote control.

  • Page 19

    œ Turn on the power (TV and VCR). œ Set the TV to channel 3 or 4. œ Press the VCR button on the remote control to select the VCR operation mode. œ If the VCR indicator is off, press the TV/VCR button on the remote control.

  • Page 20: Setting The Clock

    œ Turn on the power (TV and VCR). œ Set the TV to channel 3 or 4. œ Press the VCR button on the remote control to select the VCR operation mode. œ If the VCR indicator is off, press the TV/VCR button on the remote control.

  • Page 21

    SETTING THE CLOCK Manual Clock Setting Follow the steps in Before starting. Press the MENU button. The main MENU appears. If the clock has not yet been set, the Clock set menu appears. Press the CH/TRACK l (or j) button to select the Clock set option, then press the SET button.

  • Page 22: Changing The Menu Language, Programming Channels

    œ Turn on the power (TV and VCR). œ Set the TV to channel 3 or 4. œ Press the VCR button on the remote control to select the VCR operation mode. œ If the VCR indicator is off, press the TV/VCR button on the remote control.

  • Page 23: Viewing Tv Only, Playing A Rental Tape

    VIEWING TV ONLY You do not need to disconnect the VCR from the TV in order to watch a TV program without recording it. Turn off the VCR. Turn on the TV and set it to the channel you want to watch.

  • Page 24: Normal Playback, Tracking Control

    Contact an authorized service center. TRACKING CONTROL Tracking Control Adjustments When you play a tape that was not recorded on this VCR, some noise may appear in the picture due to incorrect head-to-tape tracking. The VCR will automatically adjust the tracking for the optimum results.

  • Page 25: Recording

    œ Turn on the power (TV and VCR). œ Set the TV to channel 3 or 4. œ Press the VCR button on the remote control to select the VCR operation mode. œ If the VCR indicator is off, press the TV/VCR button on the remote control.

  • Page 26: Rec. List Super

    NOTES: œ To cancel the operation, press the STOP button. The scanned section of the list will be kept in the VCR memory until the tape is removed from the VCR. œ When 8 or more recordings are found on the tape, the list scrolls up, and the last 7 recordings are listed.

  • Page 27

    Rec. List SUPER Entering the Program Type To have the program type included in the Rec. List super menu, you must enter the program type before proceeding to step 1 of “RECORDING” on page 25. œ The clock must be set before the program type can be selected.

  • Page 28: Vhs Hi-fi Audio And Mts Broadcasts

    SAP* signals). œ The normal (linear) track is recorded and played back monaurally. This VCR has a built-in MTS (Multichannel TV Sound) decoder that allows programs with multichannel sound (stereo and SAP* programs) to be received and recorded, as well as regular, non-stereo TV programs.

  • Page 29: Audio Output Mode

    AUDIO OUTPUT MODE Use the VCR setup menu to select the desired audio output mode when playing a tape or viewing a television broadcast. NOTE: Audio output mode selection is not required when playing back a tape recorded in mono or viewing a mono TV program.

  • Page 30: Special Playback

    SPECIAL PLAYBACK Picture Search (Forward and Reverse) Press the FF or REW button during normal playback. The picture plays forward or backward rapidly. Press the PLAY button to resume normal playback. Still Image Press the PAUSE/STILL button during normal playback. The Pause/Still indicator (r) blinks.

  • Page 31

    œ Noise bands (narrow white lines in the picture) may appear during picture search. This is normal and cannot be eliminated by using the tracking control. œ After staying in still or slow motion playback for 5 minutes, the VCR automatically stops.

  • Page 32: Zero Search, Index Search

    ZERO SEARCH Use the zero search function to go back to the beginning of a program immediately after you have recorded it. Press the DISPLAY button. The status display appears. Press the RESET button. The tape counter resets to 0:00:00. Begin playback or recording.

  • Page 33: Program Timer Recording

    PROGRAM TIMER RECORDING The Program Timer switches your VCR on and off to record a TV program at a preset time. On any occasion, you can preset a maximum of 8 programs to be recorded during the next 1-year period.

  • Page 34

    When finished, press the MENU button to exit the menu. Press the VCR POWER button. The VCR power turns off and the timer is set to the recording standby mode. The Timer icon (n) appears. Smart Speed Record Function...

  • Page 35

    Setting a Program Timer Recording Using the Buttons on the VCR If the remote control does not operate or is not available you can use the buttons on the VCR front panel to set a program timer recording. NOTE: Eject the cassette tape, before proceeding with the steps below.

  • Page 36

    CH/TRACK l (or j) button. When finished, press the MENU button to exit the menu. Press the POWER button. The VCR power turns off and the timer is set to the recording standby mode. The Timer icon (n) appears. Clearing the Program Timer Follow steps 1 –...

  • Page 37: Quick Timer Recording (qtr)

    If an XDS-encoded broadcast is being recorded, “AUTO” appears at step 1 above and blinks for 10 seconds in the display. The VCR timer receives the end time information from the XDS signal and the recording continues until the end of the program.

  • Page 38: Child Lock

    CHILD LOCK With the Child Lock function on, the picture is blanked and the sound muted, virtually blocking the ability to view a videotape or TV program received through the VCR tuner. Press the MENU button. The main MENU appears.

  • Page 39: Copying A Tape, Maintenance

    Turn on the TV and set it to channel 3 or 4. If you use this model as VCR 2 to record: œ Press the INPUT button on VCR 2 to select the rear input jacks. The AV indicator “L1” is displayed instead of a channel number.

  • Page 40: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE If you have followed the instructions in this manual and still have difficulty operating your VCR, check the steps below before getting help from a factory-authorized service center. SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE No power. œ The power cord is not connected.

  • Page 41: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS General Specifications Television system Recording system Number of heads Format Tape width Tape speed Recording time Tuner receivable channels (181 total) RF converter Converter output Time indication Timer Terminals Antenna input Antenna output Video input/output Audio input/output Electrical Specifications Video output level/impedance Audio output level/impedance Video input level/impedance...

  • Page 42

    1AC6P1P2000– –A SU4H/U2 (0399KP-SJC) Issue No. 2 21605 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311 Copyright SANYO, 1999 All rights reserved. Printed in Indonesia...

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