Glossary of Terms
To help you understand the main technical terms used in this booklet and take full advantage of the
features on your VCR, here are a few definitions.
Station or Channel
or Color standard
Element in the VCR used to decode the signals received via the antenna or cable
A tuner can only receive one broadcast at a time but you can use the tuner in your
VCR to record one program while watching a different program via the tuner in your
television. To receive a broadcast, the tuner must be set to the frequency of the
Frequency assigned to a given broadcasting company to enable them to transmit a
series of broadcasts or programs.
Number assigned to a given channel on the tuner in the VCR to help you select it
Broadcast transmitted on a given channel.
Coaxial cable network transmitting broadcasts on a subscription basis. The cable is
connected to the same input as an antenna.
Standard used to code pictures and sound. Different standards are used in different
countries. In the United Kingdom for example, the PAL I standard is used.