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Panasonic NV-SJ260 Series Operating Instructions Manual

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VQT8511
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-SJ260

Operating Instructions

Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product,
please read these instructions completely.
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    VQT8511 Video Cassette Recorder NV-SJ260 Operating Instructions Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, please read these instructions completely. Series...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Dear Customer May we take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic Video Cassette Recorder. We would particularly advise that you carefully study the Operating Instructions before attempting to operate the unit and that you note the listed precautions.
  • Page 3: Controls And Components

    TIMER REC Á RESET AUDIO TAPE AV LINK TV ASPECT STILL ALBUM VCR 1 2 ° ° ° ° See page 4. (VCR Operation) °°See page 6. (TV Operation) ° DIRECT TV REC ° ° ° Í TRACKING/V-LOCK INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 4: Preparing The Remote Control

    STILL ALBUM button ° This button does not operate on this VCR. VCR 1/2 switch ° Set to the “VCR 2” position when using two Panasonic VCRs. (See page 31.) SP/LP button ° This button does not operate on this VCR.
  • Page 5: Warning And Important Information

    SECAM VCR should be used instead. Press the VCR-ON/OFF button to switch the VCR from on to standby mode or vice versa. In the standby mode, the VCR is still connected to the mains. is a trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation.
  • Page 6: Setting The Remote Control To Operate Your Tv

    The 3 Methods for Switching to the AV Input on Your Panasonic TV Your Panasonic TV uses one of three different methods for switching between TV reception and the AV input(s). Perform the operations steps listed for the switching methods A, B and C below to determine which one your Panasonic TV uses.
  • Page 7 List of TVs Compatible with the VCR’s Remote Control Manufacturer Panasonic AIWA AKAI BLAUPUNKT BRANDT BUSH CURTIS DESMET 05, 31, 33 DUAL ELEMIS FERGUSON GOLDSTAR/LG GOODMANS 05, 06, 31 GRUNDIG HITACHI 22, 23, 31, 40, 41, 42 INNO HIT IRRADIO...
  • Page 8: Connecting And Preparations For A Tv Equipped With The Q Link Function

    ≥ Q Link is an advanced system that offers a range of convenient functions such as automatic copying of the tuning position of all available TV stations (in the same order as they are programmed on the TV) into your VCR’s memory (this is called Download) if you connect the VCR to your TV with a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable (not supplied).
  • Page 9: To Simultaneously Set Up This Vcr With A New Tv

    When the programme position and the current time appear in the VCR display, downloading is complete. Hints: ≥ If you use a Panasonic TV and perform the operation step 1, starting the downloading of the setup data will automatically display the “Download” indication. However, in case of a TV of another make, the “Download”...
  • Page 10: Connecting And Preparations For A Tv Not Equipped With The Q Link Function

    Connecting and Preparations for a TV Not Equipped with the Q Link Function If you are connecting your VCR to a TV using RF coaxial cable and 21-pin Scart cable, then Method 1. follow the steps below. (AV Connection) AC Input socket AC Mains lead (supplied) After completing the above connections, proceed to the Auto Setup page (Page 11).
  • Page 11: Auto Setup Function

    If you are connecting your VCR to a TV using Method 1, follow the operations explained below. Auto Setup Function The Auto Setup function automatically tunes all available TV stations and sets the VCR’s clock to the current date and time.
  • Page 12 TV. Switch the TV on. Select an unoccupied programme position (which is not tuned to a TV station). If you are using a Panasonic TV, select programme position “0”. Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”. Press the VCR-ON/OFF button Press the MENU button more than 5 seconds.
  • Page 13: Playback

    Playback Preparations ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Insert a recorded video cassette. For Normal Playback: Press the Play button For Cue Playback: During playback, tap the Fast Forward button ≥...
  • Page 14: Remote Controller

    To Activate the Playback Off Timer Function: During normal playback, press the Play button for more than 2 seconds to put the VCR in the Playback Off Timer mode. After that, press the Play button until the desired playback duration is displayed on the VCR display.
  • Page 15: Recording

    Recording Preparations ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”. Operations Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention tab.
  • Page 16: To Select The Recording Duration And Perform Timer Recording (Otr Recording)

    ≥ This function also works during Direct TV Recording. Linked Timer Recordings with a Digital Receiver When the AV2 socket of this VCR is connected by a 21-pin cable to a Digital Receiver, it is possible to have timer recordings for a Digital Receiver execute automatically simply by switching the Digital Receiver into timer standby mode and then switching this VCR into timer recording standby mode.
  • Page 17: Timer Recording

    TIMER REC button timer recording will not be performed. to display the Note: ≥ If the VCR is not put in the timer recording standby mode at On Screen Display the latest 10 minutes before the programmed timer Timer recording recording starting time, the “Á”...
  • Page 18: To Programme With The Showview Function

    9 2 0 1 2 6 timer recording will not be performed. Note: ≥ If the VCR is not put in the timer recording standby mode at the latest 10 minutes before the programmed timer recording starting time, the “Á” indication flashes on the VCR display.
  • Page 19: Other Timer Recordings And Convenient Functions

    See page 32 for details. To Check the Contents of Timer Recording Programmings ≥ Display the VCR picture on the TV. ≥ Set the VCR/TV switch O to “VCR”. Press the PROG./CHECK button < to display the timer recording programmings on the TV screen.
  • Page 20: To Select A Timer-Recorded Programme From The List And Quickly Locate Its Beginning For Automatic Playback (Programme List Search)

    Su-Sa 17:30 18:00 SP ON jjjjj jj/jj jj jj:jj jj:jj ≥ The VCR must not be in the timer recording standby mode. jjjjj jj jj jj jj jj jj jj jjjjj jj jj jj jj jj jj jj...
  • Page 21: Search Functions

    ≥ When you press the REC button J on the remote control during recording. Conditions for correct operation of the Index search function: ≥ The VCR must be in the stop mode or in the playback mode. ≥ Each programme recorded on the tape must be at least 5 minutes long.
  • Page 22: Editing

    VCR mode. However, during playback, it is not possible to switch the TV back to the TV mode. ≥ If a Pay TV station has been selected on the VCR when you switch to the TV mode, the picture on the TV is scrambled when you select a Pay TV station on the TV.
  • Page 23: Connecting The Vcr To A Satellite Receiver Or Digital Receiver

    21-pin Scart cable to connect the VCR. For the connection to the TV, refer to pages 8 and 10. Be sure to keep the VCR, TV and satellite receiver switched off until you have finished all connections.
  • Page 24: Tuning And Assigning The Tv Stations Available In Your Area To The Programme Positions (Manual Tuning)

    This VCR has 99 programme positions that can be preset to receive TV stations. Usually, if you switch the VCR on for the first time after making the necessary connections, the VCR will start the Download or Auto Setup function automatically so that all available TV stations in the area can be received.
  • Page 25 To Enter Newly Available TV Stations Press the MENU button T to display the Main menu on the TV screen. Press the Cursor buttons (3421) Q to select “Tuning” and “Manual” in this order. Press the OK button S to display the list of tuned TV stations.
  • Page 26: Screen Display

    To Preset Pay TV Stations Press the MENU button T to display the Main menu on the TV screen. Press the Cursor buttons (3421) Q to select “Tuning” and “Manual” in this order. Press the OK button S to display the list of tuned TV stations.
  • Page 27: Restarting The Auto Setup Or Downlad

    Download. To Return the VCR to the Shipping Condition If you want to reset the VCR to the factory preset condition, follow the operation steps below. Press the MENU button T to display the Main menu on the TV screen.
  • Page 28: Setting The Vcr's Clock

    ≥ If “Automatic” is set to “ON” and “Power save” to “ON”, the Automatic time correction function does not work while the VCR is turned off. However, as soon as it is turned on, the Automatic time correction function is activated and the clock is set correctly.
  • Page 29: Other Convenient Functions (Various Settings)

    Channel buttons N, the Channel Guide indication appears for a few seconds. Set the VCR/TV switch O to “VCR”. Press the OK button S to conclude the setting. Press the EXIT button R to exit the On Screen Display.
  • Page 30: Settings For The Main Menu Item "Functions

    ≥ The item “VCR display” is automatically set to “OFF”. ≥ To turn the VCR on, keep the VCR-ON/OFF button 1 pressed on the VCR main unit. It is not possible to turn it on with the remote control. ≥ The Power save function works only when the VCR is turned off (Standby mode).
  • Page 31: Language Setting

    VCR. VCR 2: Select this setting on both the VCR and the remote control when using this VCR and another Panasonic VCR in the same place. This ensures that you can operate both VCRs independently with their respective remote control.
  • Page 32: Glossary

    The crystal view control function ensures that you always obtain the optimum picture quality so that you get the best picture automatically. While the VCR is turned on, the CVC indication ] is always displayed to show that the Crystal View Control is activated. Non-...
  • Page 33: Pin Scart Socket

    VCR, it turns on and starts playback. The TV also turns on. °(4) VCR Auto Power Off When you turn the TV off, the VCR is turned off as well. However, this function only works during rewinding, in the stop mode, or when no cassette is inserted.
  • Page 34: Before Requesting Service

    Q Link (or a similar) function via a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable. Be sure to use a fully wired 21-pin Scart cable to connect the VCR to a TV with the Q Link (or a similar) function. √ Playback Does Not Work Properly The symptom descriptions are given between quotation marks “...
  • Page 35 ‘ The starting time or ending time of the timer recording were not programmed correctly. Set the starting time or ending time correctly. ‘ The VCR was not put in the timer recording standby mode. After programming a timer recording, press the TIMER REC button D to put the VCR in the timer recording standby mode.
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Playback Picture

    ≥ If you play back a cassette that was recorded on another VCR, the picture quality may be inferior and it may be necessary to adjust the tracking. Also, on some TVs, the picture may scroll up and down in the special playback functions.
  • Page 37: Cautions

    Condensation may form in the following cases: ≥ If the VCR is in a room that was very cold before the heater has just been turned on. ≥ If the VCR is in a room with steam or high humidity.
  • Page 38: Specifications

    Specifications NV-SJ260 Series Power Source: Power Consumption: Power Consumption When in Standby Mode: Video Recording System: Video Heads: Tape Speed: Tape Format: Record/Playback Time: FF/REW Time: VIDEO Television System: Modulation System: Input Level: Output Level: AUDIO Input Level: Output Level:...