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Philips DV900VHS Owner's Manual

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Digital Video Disc Player &
Video Cassette Recorder
Owner's Manual
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• Hookups,
• First Time Setup, and
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    • Hookups, • First Time Setup, and • Feature Operation. Do not attempt to return this product to the store. Thank you for making Philips a part of your home! For fast help, call us first! 1-800-531-0039 DV900VHS...

  • Page 2

    Return your Warranty Registration card today to ensure you receive all the benefits you’re entitled to. Once your PHILIPS purchase is registered, you’re eligible to receive all the privileges of owning a PHILIPS product. So complete and return the Warranty Registration Card enclosed with your purchase at once.

  • Page 3: Safety And General Information 3

    Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. (© 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.) DTS is a trademark of Digital Theater Systems Inc. in the United States of America. Copyright 2001 Philips Consumer Electronics. All rights reserved. Safety and General Information 3...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    4 Table of Contents General Information Safety and General Information ..3 Table of Contents ....4 Introduction .....5 Playable Discs .

  • Page 5: Introduction 5

    Welcome! This DVD/VCR combines a Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player and a Hi-Fi Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) into one unit, allowing you to play DVDs, Audio Compact Discs (Audio CDs), and video cassette tapes from one piece of equipment. The DVD Player of this DVD/VCR will allow you to enjoy better picture quality, clearer sound, and endless playback features available on DVDs.

  • Page 6: Playable Discs

    6 Playable Discs This DVD/VCR will play Digital Video Discs (DVDs) and Audio CDs. In order to play a DVD or Audio CD on this DVD/VCR, make sure the Disc meets the requirements for Region Codes and Color Systems as described on this page. Also, the Discs should be labelled with the following logos and should meet these standards.

  • Page 7: Playable Video Cassette Tapes 7

    This DVD/VCR is equipped with a High Quality (HQ) system and is compatible with existing Video Home System (VHS) equipment. Philips Consumer Electronics recommends that you use only video cassette tapes which are labeled with the other tapes may result in poor picture quality and excessive deposits on the video heads, which may not be covered by the warranty if damage occurs.The 19 micron head provides a better picture when...

  • Page 8: Broadcast System

    8 Hookups Without a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System The basic antenna/cable to DVD/VCR to TV is shown below. If you have a Cable Box or a Direct Broadcast System, please see pages 10-11. For better sound and picture quality when using the DVD player, refer to the Optional Hookups on pages 12-14.

  • Page 9: Hookups Without A Cable Box/direct

    Hookups Without a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System (cont’d) 9 Connect the RF coaxial cable (supplied) to the ANT-IN (Antenna In) Jack on the back of the DVD/VCR and to the ANTENNA IN Jack on the TV. (You may use either a snap-on type (supplied) or screw-on type of coaxial cable, whichever you prefer.) ANT-IN Antenna or Cable...

  • Page 10: Hookups With A Cable Box/direct Broadcast System

    10 Hookups With a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System There are two ways to connect your Cable Box/DBS to the DVD/VCR. With this connection: You may view any channel. You must select channels at the Cable Box/DBS. Channels cannot be changed at the DVD/VCR. You may not view a channel other than the one you are recording.

  • Page 11: Broadcast System

    Hookups With a Cable Box/Direct Broadcast System (cont’d) 11 With this connection: You may watch one channel while recording another. You may not record scrambled channels. DVD/VCR DVD/VCR ANT-IN AUDIO ANT-OUT VIDEO CH3 CH4 Cable Signal RF coaxial Connections Connect a Cable signal to the DVD/VCR’s ANT-IN (Antenna In) Jack.

  • Page 12: Optional Hookups

    12 Optional Hookups You may connect the DVD/VCR several different ways, depending on your existing equipment and your prefer- ences for sound and picture quality. To determine which hookup is best for you, examine the options on the following pages, then see which best matches your situation. Before you hook up the DVD/VCR, remember: Connect the DVD/VCR directly to a TV.

  • Page 13

    Set DOLBY DIGITAL and DTS to OFF on the DVD/VCR. Details are on pages 68-69. If you play a DVD when the settings are wrong, the sound will be distorted or you may damage the speakers. ANT-IN ANT-OUT COMPONENT VIDEO IN Cb/B-Y Cr/R-Y Back of TV...

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    14 Optional Hookups (cont’d) Connecting to a Dolby Digital Decoder, DTS Decoder, or Amplifier Some Discs are recorded in a 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Surround or Digital Theater System (DTS) Surround format. These Discs will sound best if you connect the DVD/VCR to a Dolby Digital or DTS Decoder. You will need a coaxial digital audio cable or an audio optical cable (not supplied).

  • Page 15: Remote Control Setup 15

    Putting Batteries in the Remote Control Remove the battery compartment lid on the bottom of the remote control by pressing the tab, then lifting the lid. Place two AA batteries inside the battery compartment with their + and – ends aligned as indicated. Replace the battery compartment lid.

  • Page 16: Turning On Your Dvd/vcr

    16 Turning on Your DVD/VCR Before turning on your DVD/VCR, make sure batteries are in the remote control and the DVD/VCR and TV are connected correctly. You can not program channels if you are using a Cable Box or a Direct Broadcast System.

  • Page 17: Automatic Channel Setup 17

    Although your DVD/VCR may automatically memorize the chan- nels you receive when you turn it on for the first time, this func- tion lets you set up the channels again. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 18: Adding/deleting Channels

    18 Automatic Channel Setup (cont’d) Adding/Deleting Channels Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the VCR/TV button so that the VCR/TV light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 19: Automatic Channel Setup

    Reviewing Memorized Channels Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the VCR/TV button so that the VCR/TV light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the VCR button, then press the MENU button.

  • Page 20: Setting The Clock

    20 Setting the Clock Follow the steps below to set the clock for the VCR. Make sure: The DVD/VCR is on and the VCR/TV light appears on the dis- play panel. (If it does not, press the VCR/TV button once.) You make each entry within 60 seconds of the previous entry.

  • Page 21: Daylight-savings Time 21

    You may program the DVD/VCR so the VCR clock will automati- cally move forward one hour in April and turn back one hour in October. Daylight-Savings Time is set to ON when you receive your DVD/VCR. Turn Daylight-Savings Time ON or OFF by fol- lowing the steps below.

  • Page 22: Language Selection (vcr)

    22 Language Selection (VCR) Follow the steps below to change the language of the VCR on- screen displays and menus. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 23: On-screen Status Displays (vcr) 23

    A status display will appear when you press the DISPLAY/STATUS/EXIT button or certain function buttons. The contents of the status display will vary. To choose the status display mode, follow the steps below. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 24: Dvd/vcr Display - Dvd Features

    24 DVD/VCR Display - DVD Features Display Messages about current DVD operations appear here. See Display Messages below. Disc loading tray Insert a Disc here. Lit when a DVD is inserted. When the DVD light is on, the disc is loaded completely and is ready for playback.

  • Page 25: Dvd/vcr Display - Vcr Features 25

    VCR Light (Green) This light appears when the DVD/VCR is in VCR mode.You can only watch tapes when the VCR light is on. To make the VCR light come on, press the OUTPUT button on the front of the DVD/VCR. TIMER SET Light This light glows when the DVD/VCR is in standby mode or off for a timer recording or...

  • Page 26: Front Panel

    26 Front Panel TIMER SET Button Press to put the DVD/VCR into standby mode for a timer recording. Details are on page 38. CHANNEL Buttons In VCR mode, press to change channels at the DVD/VCR. Or, press to adjust the tracking of a tape during normal playback or slow motion playback.

  • Page 27: Rear Panel 27

    ANT-IN (Antenna In) Jack Connect your antenna or cable here. Details are on pages 8-14. AUDIO IN Jacks Connect audio cables coming from the audio out jacks of a camcorder, another VCR, or an audio source here. Details are on page 40. DVD/VCR AUDIO OUT Jacks Connect the supplied audio cables here and to the Audio In jacks of a...

  • Page 28: Remote Control Buttons

    28 Remote Control Buttons Press to select DVD mode or VCR mode. The DVD light will appear on the front of the DVD/VCR when it is in DVD mode. The VCR light will appear on the front of the DVD/VCR when it is in VCR mode.

  • Page 29

    Press to memorize a tape position at which the real-time counter was set to 0:00:00. Details are on page 42. Press to put the DVD/VCR in standby mode so a timer recording can Use to select the signal that your TV receives. VCR Position (VCR or DVD mode) When the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR, use the VCR to watch a tape, to watch a TV program while recording it, or...

  • Page 30: Helpful Hints

    30 Remote Control Buttons (cont’d) During tape playback, press to view the picture in slow motion. Press again to resume normal playback. Details are on page 44. Press to pause Disc playback. Details are on page 52. Press repeatedly to advance the DVD picture step by step (or one frame at a time). While recording, press to temporarily stop the recording (pause).

  • Page 31

    Press before using the remote control for VCR features. Press to begin Disc or tape playback. Press to select an item in the VCR F.FWD (Fast Forward) Button Press to fast forward the Disc. Details are on page 54. Press the PAUSE button, then press the F.FWD button to begin slow motion playback.

  • Page 32: Playing A Video Cassette Tape

    32 Playing a Video Cassette Tape Read and follow the steps below to play a tape. Turn on the TV and set it to channel 3 or 4, whichever channel the CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the DVD/VCR is set to.

  • Page 33: Recording On A Video Cassette Tape 33

    Read and follow the steps below to record a television program onto a video cassette tape. Before you begin, make sure the DVD/VCR is in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 34: Another

    34 Recording One Channel/Watching Another Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the VCR/TV button so that the VCR/TV light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the VCR button, then press the RECORD button to start a recording of the current TV channel.

  • Page 35: One-touch Recording 35

    The One-Touch Recording (OTR) feature allows you to set an immediate timed recording 30 minutes to eight hours long. Before you begin: Set up the TV channels at the DVD/VCR. Details are on page 17. Select a recording speed (SP, SLP) with the SPEED button. Put a tape in the cassette compartment of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 36: Timer Recording

    36 Timer Recording Follow the steps below to program your DVD/VCR to record TV programs while you’re away from home. The DVD/VCR will turn itself on, record, and turn itself off automatically. Before you begin: Set up the TV channels at the DVD/VCR.Details are on page 17. Set the clock.

  • Page 37

    Use the Number buttons (1-8) to select a slot in which to store the timer recording. There are eight slots. Numbers for open slots will flash on the screen. NOTE: If you enter a number for a slot that has already been used to store a timer recording, PREVIOUSLY SET PROGRAM will appear on the screen briefly.

  • Page 38

    38 Timer Recording (cont’d) Press the Number 1 button to record in SP speed or the Number 2 button to record in SLP speed. (See the chart below.) You cannot use the SPEED button at this time. ONE TIME PROGRAM PROGRAM CHANNEL TIME ON...

  • Page 39: Timer Recording

    Checking or Cancelling Timer Recordings Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. With the DVD/VCR on and in VCR mode and in VCR position (press the VCR/TV button so that the VCR/TV light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR), press the VCR button, then press the MENU button.

  • Page 40: Rerecording (tape Duplication)

    40 Rerecording (Tape Duplication) The instructions on this page show you how to copy tapes. The illustration uses two DVD/VCRs. Different VCRs may operate differently. To duplicate a tape, make the connections shown, then follow steps 1-7. 1. Audio cables from DVD/VCR AUDIO OUT Jacks of DVD/VCR 1 to AUDIO IN Jacks of DVD/ VCR 2 DVD/VCR 1 Playing unit...

  • Page 41: Repeat Play (video Cassette Tapes) 41

    Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the VCR button, then press the MENU button. SELECT op CHOOSE B PROGRAM VCR SET UP TUNER SET UP...

  • Page 42: Real-time Counter Memory

    42 Real-Time Counter Memory Follow the steps below to reset the real-time counter to zero at a tape location you want to refer to later. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 43: Time Search 43

    Follow the steps below to program the DVD/VCR to search for- ward or backward on a tape a specific length of time. There must be a tape in the DVD/VCR. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 44: Special Effects Playback

    44 Special Effects Playback Before trying the features on this page, make sure the DVD/VCR is in VCR mode. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 45: Automatic Operation Features 45

    The following tape playback features are available in VCR mode. Automatic Playback When you put a tape in the DVD/VCR, the power will come on automatically. If the tape’s record tab is missing, playback will begin. If a timer recording is set, and the TIMER SET light is flashing, the power will not come on automatically when you insert a tape with the record tab intact.

  • Page 46: Additional Vcr Features Mts System

    46 MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) System Your DVD/VCR can play recordings broadcast in Hi-Fi (high fidelity) stereo, which produces a crisp, clear sound from two sources. Your DVD/VCR also can play tapes recorded in a second audio (usually, that means your program is recorded in a second language). Of course, your DVD/VCR will play tapes record- ed in monaural (single-source) sound as well.

  • Page 47

    MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) System (cont’d) 47 Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the VCR/TV button so that the VCR/TV light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 48: Hi-fi Stereo Sound System

    48 Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System Multi-Channel Television Sound system broadcasts are automatically recorded in Hi-Fi stereo sound. To play in Hi-Fi stereo the tapes recorded in Hi-Fi stereo, however, you’ll need to follow steps 1-5. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in VCR mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the green VCR light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 49: Blue Background 49

    If you want the TV screen to be solid blue when a weak signal is received, set BLUE BACKGROUND to ON. The screen will be blue and the sound will be muted. Or, if you want to receive the weak signal, set BLUE BACK- GROUND to OFF.

  • Page 50: Playing A Disc

    50 Playing a Disc AUDIO CD Playing a DVD or an Audio CD Before you begin... Turn on the power of the TV, amplifier and any other equipment connected to the DVD/VCR. Make sure the TV and the stereo or amplifier (if applicable) are set to the correct channel.

  • Page 51: Disc Menus 51

    Using the DVD Menus Some DVDs contain menus that describe the contents of the Disc or allow you to customize Disc playback. For example, the menu may offer choices for subtitle languages, director’s commentary, or soundtrack playback. To use the DVD menu and select playback features, follow these steps.

  • Page 52: Pausing Playback

    52 Pausing Playback AUDIO CD Pausing Playback Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. During disc playback, press the DVD button, then press the PAUSE button on the remote control.

  • Page 53: Step By Step Playback/slow Motion

    Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the DVD button, then press the PAUSE button to pause playback. The sound will be muted. PAUSE Press the PAUSE button repeatedly to see the picture advance one frame (or step) at a time.

  • Page 54: Fast Forward/reverse Search

    54 Fast Forward/Reverse Search AUDIO CD Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. During playback, press the DVD button, then press the F.FWD button or the REW button on the remote control.

  • Page 55: Track Playback 55

    AUDIO CD Starting Playback at a Specific Track There are three ways to begin playback on an Audio CD at a specific Track. You may use the Number buttons, the SEARCH MODE button, or the SKIP H G buttons. For details, read the information below. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode.

  • Page 56: Title/chapter Playback

    56 Title/Chapter Playback Starting Playback at a Specific Title/Chapter There are two ways to begin DVD playback at a specific Title or Chapter. You may use the Number buttons or the SEARCH MODE button. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 57: Specific Time Playback 57

    AUDIO CD Starting Playback at a Specific Disc Time Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the DVD button, then press the SEARCH MODE button repeatedly (three times for DVDs or two times for Audio CDs).

  • Page 58: Repeat Playback (discs)

    58 Repeat Playback (Discs) Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the DVD button, then press the REPEAT button repeatedly until the repeat mode you want appears in the top left corner of the TV screen.

  • Page 59: A-b Repeat Playback 59

    AUDIO CD You can play a section of an Audio CD or DVD repeatedly. Follow these steps to set up the section that you want to play over and over. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 60: Programmed Playback

    60 Programmed Playback AUDIO CD You may determine the order in which Tracks will play. The order that you set is called the Program. To set up programmed play- back, follow these steps. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 61: Random Playback 61

    AUDIO CD You may play the Tracks of an Audio CD in Random order instead of the order in which they are recorded (1,2,3...). To set up Random Playback, follow these steps. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 62: Audio Language/sound Mode

    62 Audio Language/Sound Mode The DVD/VCR allows you to select a Language for DVDs or a Sound Mode for Audio CDs. Before you begin, put the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 63: Subtitle Language 63

    The DVD/VCR allows you to select a language for subtitles from those available on the disc. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. Press the DVD button, then press the SUBTITLE button during playback.

  • Page 64: Camera Angles

    64 Camera Angles Some DVDs contain scenes that were recorded from different angles. You may select a camera angle with the DVD/VCR. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 65: Status Display (discs) 65

    AUDIO CD Accessing the Status Display You can check the information about the current Disc by pressing the DISPLAY button on the remote control. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 66: Parental Lock Levels

    66 Parental Lock Levels Parental Lock allows you to block viewing of DVDs that have ratings that exceed your selections. To set the levels, follow the steps below. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 67: Parental Lock Password 67

    You can change the password as often as you like. To do so, follow these steps. Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. While playback is stopped, press the DVD button, then press the SETUP button.

  • Page 68: Audio Settings

    68 Audio Settings Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. While playback is stopped, press the DVD button, then press the SETUP button. The setup screen will appear. SETUP 1.

  • Page 69

    To change the PCM, DOLBY DIGITAL, or DTS settings, press the corresponding Number button to select the desired item, then press the Number button to choose the setting (i.e. ON or OFF). SETUP/AUDIO • Audio signals are converted to 48 kHz/16 bit signals when playing 1.

  • Page 70: Language Settings

    70 Language Settings Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. While playback is stopped, press the DVD button, then press the SETUP button. The setup screen appears. SETUP 1.

  • Page 71

    Press a Number button to select a setting. If OTHER is selected on the AUDIO, SUBTITLE or DISC MENU screen, the COUNTRY CODE screen will appear. Press four Number buttons to enter the country code you desire, then press the ENTER button. Refer to the list on page 72. The codes are listed alphabetically, according to language.

  • Page 72

    72 Language Settings (cont’d) Language Country Code Abkhazian 4748 Afar 4747 Afrikaans 4752 Albanian 6563 Amharic 4759 Arabic 4764 Armenian 5471 Assamese 4765 Aymara 4771 Azerbaijani 4772 Bangla 4860 Bashkir 4847 Basque 5167 Bengali 4860 Bhutani 5072 Bihari 4854 Bislama 4855 Breton 4864...

  • Page 73: Video Settings 73

    Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. When playback is stopped, press the DVD button, then press the SETUP button. The setup screen will appear. SETUP 1.

  • Page 74: Other Menu Settings

    74 Other Menu Settings Before you begin, place the DVD/VCR in DVD mode. Press the DVD/VCR OUTPUT button so that the red DVD light appears on the front of the DVD/VCR. When disc playback is stopped, press the DVD button, then press the SETUP button.

  • Page 75: Care And Maintenance / Specifications 75

    Care and Maintenance Cleaning the DVD/VCR • Wipe the front panel and other exterior surfaces of the DVD/VCR with a soft, slightly damp cloth. • Never use a solvent, thinner, benzene or alcohol to clean the DVD/VCR. Do not spray insecticide liquid near the DVD/VCR.

  • Page 76: Helpful Hints

    76 Helpful Hints If you are having problems with your product, check this list of problems and possible solutions before requesting service. You may be able to solve the problem yourself. If you need to call a customer service representative, please know the model number and serial number of your product before you call.

  • Page 77

    No sound • Connect the audio cables firmly. Make sure the cables are connected to the AUDIO IN jacks on the TV or audio equipment. Details are on pages 12-14. • Check the audio settings of the DVD/VCR. Details are on pages 62 and 68-69. •...

  • Page 78

    78 Helpful Hints (cont’d) Power Failure • Timer recordings, the clock setting, the language selection, and channel setup may be lost if the power fails for more than one minute. Follow the steps on pages 16 and 20. Then, see pages 36-38 to repro- gram your timer recordings.

  • Page 79: Helpful Hints

    Tape cannot be removed. • Make sure the power plug is completely connected to a power outlet. • You have set a timer recording. Press the TIMER SET button to temporarily cancel standby mode. Then, press the STOP/EJECT button on the DVD/VCR to eject the tape. Be sure to insert a tape and press the TIMER SET button to put the DVD/VCR in standby mode for the timer recording.

  • Page 80: Limited Warranty

    Philips service organization will attempt to exchange the product, although there may be a delay if the appropriate product is not readily available. Philips Service Solutions Group, P.O. Box 2976, Longview, Texas 75606, MAKE SURE YOU KEEP... Please keep your sales receipt or other document showing proof of date of purchase.

  • Page 81

    El Paso, TX 79928 ATTENTION: DVD/VCR COMBINATION EXCHANGE A replacement will be sent to you via UPS within 48 business hours of Philips’ receipt of the product. Your Address (street address to which replacement should be delivered, no P.O. boxes allowed):...

  • Page 82: Glossary

    82 Glossary AUDIO IN/OUT Jacks: jacks located on the front and back of the DVD/VCR which are used to receive audio from another source (IN) or to send audio to another system (OUT). Automatic Channel Setup: process in which the DVD/VCR memorizes all available TV channels. Then, when you press the CHANNEL o/p buttons, you only scan through channels you receive.

  • Page 83: Index 83

    ac power cord ....27 accessories ....84 angle button .

  • Page 84: Accessories

    The following additional items are not provided with your DVD/VCR, but they are designed for use with your new DVD/VCR. To order these optional accessories, contact us at: Philips Parts & Accessories Marketing Department 401 East Old Andrew Johnson Highway Jefferson City, TN 37760...

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