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VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
HR-V615EK
HR-V616EK
HR-V617EK
INSTRUCTIONS
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VCR
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REVIEW
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PAL
LPT0909-001A
3/17/04, 09:46 AM

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  • Page 1 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER HR-V615EK HR-V616EK HR-V617EK REVIEW REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS LPT0909-001A HR-V615/616/617EK-Cover 3/17/04, 09:46 AM Black...
  • Page 2: Hr-v615/616/617ek-en/p02-07

    In the unlikely event of the plug fuse failing be sure to replace the fuse only with an identical approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the fuse cover. If the fuse fails again consult your nearest JVC dealer. If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
  • Page 3 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com safety first When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear.) When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be considered and the local rules or laws governing the disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.
  • Page 4 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com safety first Some Do’s And Don’ts On The Safe Use Of Equipment This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com Contents Diagrams of Equipment ........ 6 Equipment Key ..........7 Welcome to JVC ..........8 Three-Step Quick Start ....... 10 Basic Features ..........13 Advanced Features ........29 Subsidiary Information ......55 List of Terms ..........59...
  • Page 6: Diagrams Of Equipment

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com diagrams of equipment REVIEW front panel ENTREE CONTROLEUR SAT CONTROLEUR SAT ANT. IN SORTIE SAT CONTROL ENTREE/DECODEUR ENTREE/SORTIE ANTENNE IN/DECODER IN/OUT SORTIE RF OUT AUDIO AUDIO *DECODER function is not available in the UK. rear panel &...
  • Page 7: Equipment Key

    +/– Buttons control the VCR is in the video mode. recording with a satellite 14 S Button stops tape. volume of connected JVC TV. At this point, the TV automati- receiver. 15 T Button starts regular 36 TV STANDBY/ON o cally enters AV mode.
  • Page 8: Welcome To Jvc

    Unpack the box and place the VCR on a flat, stable surface. check the contents TV sets. (see page 7) Check that you have the items shown below. Depending on the type of JVC TV. Some or all functions cannot be operated using the Remote Control. REVIEW If the Remote Control doesn’t work properly,...
  • Page 9 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com welcome to jvc (continued) GETTING EVERYTHING READY Connect the cables as indicated in the diagram (below), using connect cables the TV Aerial Cable, the and the (not provided). RF Cable 21-pin SCART Cable...
  • Page 10: Three-step Quick Start

    PR +/ the Remote Control and try again. If you cannot obtain the vertical white bars on any channel between 22 and 69, consult your local JVC dealer. If you have chosen rf and scart connection...
  • Page 11 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com three step quick start FINISH AUTO SETUP Press OK button and move on to Step 2 to check the results. If there is a power cut or you accidentally press a button during Auto oops! , turn the VCR off and then on again.
  • Page 12 TV picture while the VCR’s power is on. Set your Video Channel manually. ( pg. 47, Video Channel Set IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTY WITH THE ABOVE PROCEDURES CALL THE JVC CUSTOMER SERVICE HOT LINE ON 0870 330 5000 HR-V615/616/617EK-EN/p08-12 3/8/04, 10:07 AM...
  • Page 13: Basic Features

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com Basic Features Playback............. 14 Playback Features ........16 Recording ........... 18 VIDEO Plus+ ® Timer Programming .... 21 Express Timer Programming ...... 24 HR-V615/616/617EK-EN/p13-20 3/8/04, 10:08 AM Black...
  • Page 14: Playback

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Playback Playback is the most basic operation possible with your VCR. Audio-visual information recorded on a cassette will be played back on your TV screen just like a broadcast programme. Load a Video Cassette Make sure that the window side of the cassette is facing up and the spine label is before you start facing away from the VCR.
  • Page 15 • Flaw, dirt or mold on video tapes. • Continuous usage for a long time. Use a dry cleaning cassette — JVC TCL-2 — in the following cases: • Rough, poor picture appears while a tape is played back. • The picture is unclear or no picture appears.
  • Page 16: Playback Features

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Playback Features Pause During Playback Press the | button on the VCR or the Remote Control. • If the paused picture on the TV screen jumps vertically, press the PR button until the picture is steady. •...
  • Page 17 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Slow Motion This VCR will play your cassette forwards or backwards in slow motion. You can make it do this in one of two ways: During still picture, press and hold | on the VCR or the Remote method one Control for 2 seconds, then release.
  • Page 18: Recording

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Recording TV signals being received by the recorder’s built in tuner can be recorded onto a video tape. You can ‘capture’ a TV programme using your VCR. Choose a Programme Press PR or PR or the number keys on the Remote Control or PR +/–...
  • Page 19 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Notes on Recording When using both the RF and SCART connections, you can switch between TV and VCR by pressing the TV/VCR button on the Remote Control. If the tape reaches its end during recording, the recording stops and “U” and “,”...
  • Page 20 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Recording Resume Function If there is a power cut during recording (or Instant Timer Recording or timer recording), the recording will resume automatically when power is restored to the VCR unless the VCR’s memory backup has expired. Instant Timer Recording This method allows you to quickly set the VCR to record in 30 minute increments.
  • Page 21: Video Plus + Timer Programming

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features ® VIDEO Plus + Timer Programming The VIDEO Plus+ system uses the code numbers – called PlusCode numbers before you start – printed after each programme in your TV listings guide. These are a kind of Make sure that the shorthand for video recorders and using them automatically sets your VCR VCR’s clock is set...
  • Page 22 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Check the Results Press OK button. The VIDEO Plus+ Program screen appears. -P2- PLUSCODE NO. 56781234 START STOP Make sure that the preset number displayed is the -P1- 21:00 22:00 VPS/PDC OFF one that you want.
  • Page 23 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Engage Timer Mode You must now put the VCR into Timer Mode by pressing c otherwise no recording will take place. c will appear on the display panel. Make sure that the VCR turns off automatically.
  • Page 24: Express Timer Programming

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Express Timer Programming If you do not know the PlusCode number for the programme that you wish to record, follow the instructions below to manually set your VCR to record. before you start Get to the Timer Programming Set Screen Make sure that the VCR’s clock is set...
  • Page 25 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Press (number key ) to change between set pdc mode Programme Delivery Control ( ) is a service designed to ensure that timer recording still works in the event of a change in time of broadcast. If you set , your VCR will be turned on not by its own timer but by a signal transmitted by the broadcaster.
  • Page 26 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features Check, Cancel & Change Programmes Press c, then press o to disengage the timer STOP DATE START mode. 10:00 24.12 8:00 10:45 25.12 10:00 11:30 13:00 25.12 Press C. The TV review the programmes screen will display a list of the programmes set for timer recording (screen A).
  • Page 27 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features When Programmes Overlap Each Other PROGRAM OVERLAPPED appears, you have another programme overlapping the programme you have just made. confirm overlapping programmes The START STOP DATE Program Check screen appears and conflicting 8:00 10:00 24.12...
  • Page 28 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com basic features HR-V615/616/617EK-EN/p21-28 3/8/04, 10:17 AM Black...
  • Page 29: Advanced Features

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com Advanced Features Picture Quality ........... 30 The B.E.S.T. Picture System ...... 31 Sound Modes ..........32 Finding Specific Scenes ......33 T-V Link Functions........34 Satellite Receiver Control Settings ... 36 Auto Satellite Programme Recording ..39 Editing ............
  • Page 30: Picture Quality

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Picture Quality Manual Tracking Your VCR is equipped with automatic tracking control. This will be adequate for most tapes and will automatically adjust the tracking to suit the particular tape in use but if you insert an old or worn tape, it may be necessary to manually adjust the track- ing in order to get the best picture.
  • Page 31: The B.e.s.t. Picture System

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features The B.E.S.T. Picture System The Biconditional Equalised Signal Tracking (B.E.S.T.) System checks the about b.e.s.t. condition of the tape in use and compensates during recording and playback to give the best picture quality possible. The default setting is ON. Works in SP and LP modes Does not work with...
  • Page 32: Sound Modes

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Sound Modes NICAM Stereo and Bilingual Broadcasts This VCR is equipped with a digital stereo sound decoder ( ) which makes NICAM before you start the reception of stereo and bilingual broadcasts possible. When the VCR is tuned Set On Screen Display to a different preset, the type of broadcast will be displayed on the TV screen for (O.S.D.) to ON...
  • Page 33: Finding Specific Scenes

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Finding Specific Scenes Skip Search During playback, press 3 up to 4 times. Each press of the 3 button will cause the VCR to go into fast-motion playback for a period of 30 seconds. Normal playback resumes automatically.
  • Page 34: T-v Link Functions

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features T-V Link Functions When you connect the VCR and your TV via both the RF cable and the fully- wired 21-pin SCART cable ( pg. 9), the following functions are available. You can use these functions only with a TV offering T-V Link, etc.* For details, refer to the instruction manual for your TV.
  • Page 35 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Direct Rec You can start recording the programme that you are watching on your TV with simple operation. Press and hold T and press . on the Remote Control, or press T on the VCR.
  • Page 36: Satellite Receiver Control Settings

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Satellite Receiver Control Settings The following procedure is required if you receive satellite channels through a satellite receiver. Around 20 seconds before the VIDEO Plus+ timer record- ing or Manual timer recording starts, the VCR sets its input mode to L-2 and automatically switches the satellite receiver’s channels using an optional Satellite Controller.
  • Page 37 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Setting satellite receiver’s brand After installation, set the satellite receiver’s brand correctly and perform test; otherwise, the Satellite Controller cannot work correctly. Turn on the satellite receiver’s power. turn on satellite receiver Press MENU button.
  • Page 38 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Check Result of Test If the satellite receiver’s channel number has been changed to the same channel as SAT CONTROL SET you set ... SAT PROG : 111 Press the PR and PR buttons to move CHANGED TO 111...
  • Page 39: Auto Satellite Programme Recording

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Auto Satellite Programme Recording Auto Record from Satellite Receiver This facility allows a programme timer-recorded using the satellite receiver to be recorded on the VCR. Connect your satellite receiver, TV and VCR (see diagram below). connect up 21-pin AV Input Connectors...
  • Page 40 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Enter the details of the programme into your satellite programme satellite receiver receiver (see receiver manual) and put a tape in the VCR. Press / on the Remote Control to set the tape speed to either set tape speed Press and hold c (|)on the VCR for about 2 seconds.
  • Page 41: Editing

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Editing Editing Using Another VCR Connect the two VCRs together using a 21-pin SCART cable. If connect up this VCR is to be the player, connect its connecter to the recording L-1 IN/OUT VCR.
  • Page 42 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Editing from a Camcorder Connect the Camcorder’s connecter to the AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connect up VCR’s rear panel L-1 IN/OUT or the L-2 IN/DECODER connecter, via an optional cable adapter. Press so that (for connecter) or L-1 IN/OUT...
  • Page 43: Other Functions

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Other Functions On-Screen Display (O.S.D.) This function allows you to turn the on-screen information Press MENU button, move get to the mode set screen MODE SET the highlight bar to using the PR and PR MODE SET B.E.S.T.
  • Page 44 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Power Save Mode You can reduce the power consumption while the VCR is turned off. Press MENU button. Move the get to the mode set screen MODE SET highlight bar to using the PR and PR buttons...
  • Page 45 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Auto Timer When the is set to , the timer is automatically engaged when the VCR power is AUTO TIMER turned off and automatically disengaged when the VCR is powered back on. Press MENU button.
  • Page 46: Connection To A Stereo System

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Connection to a Stereo System It is possible to connect your VCR to a suitably equipped stereo system and listen to the soundtrack through the stereo system. Connect the connecters on the VCR to the AUDIO OUT L AUX IN TAPE MONITOR...
  • Page 47: Video Channel Set

    TV screen. If the bars do not appear or are not clear, choose another vacant channel and try again. If you cannot obtain the vertical white bars on any channel between 52 and 69, consult your local JVC dealer. Exit Video Channel Set Mode Press OK button .
  • Page 48: Tuner Set

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Tuner Set The VCR needs to find, identify and memorise all available stations in your area in order to record programmes correctly. Once done, pressing the PR or PR buttons enables you to jump to the available channels without going via any vacant channels.
  • Page 49 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Manual Channel Setup Press MENU button. Move get to the confirmation screen MAIN MENU the highlight bar to using the PR and PR MANUAL CH SET MODE SET buttons and press OK button (or AUTO CH SET MANUAL CH SET INITIAL SET...
  • Page 50 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Change Station Name Press MENU button. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL get to the confirmation screen CH SET using the PR and PR buttons and press OK button (or Use the PR buttons on the Remote Control to move the highlight bar to the select position preset position you want then press OK button twice.
  • Page 51 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Change Station Preset Position Press MENU button. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL get to the confirmation screen using the PR and PR buttons and press OK button (or CH SET Use the PR buttons on the Remote Control until the item you want to move select item begins blinking then press OK button.
  • Page 52 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Fine-Tuning Stored Channels Press MENU button. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL CH get to the confirmation screen using the PR and PR buttons and press OK button (or Use the PR button on the Remote Control to move the highlight bar to the channel select item that you wish to fine-tune then press OK button twice.
  • Page 53 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features TV Station Channel Number Guide Region Transmitter BBC1 BBC2 London & South-East Bluebell Hill — Crystal Palace Dover — Heathfield — Oxford South-West Beacon Hill — Caradon Hill — Huntshaw Cross Redruth Stockland Hill —...
  • Page 54: Clock Set

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com advanced features Clock Set You should only need to perform this function if: • Auto Clock Set was not performed correctly by Auto Setup, Preset Download or Auto Channel • The VCR’s memory backup has expired •...
  • Page 55: Subsidiary Information

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com subsidiary information Question and Answers PLAYBACK RECORDING What happens if the end of the tape is When I pause and then resume a reached during playback or search? recording, the end of the recording before The tape is automatically rewound to the the pause is overlapped by the beginning of beginning.
  • Page 56: Mains Power Cord

    4. The playback picture is blurred • The video heads may be dirty. Use a dry cleaning cassette JVC or interrupted while TV broad- TCL-2 or consult your JVC dealer. casts are clear or USE CLEAN- ING CASSETTE message appears on the screen.
  • Page 57 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com subsidiary information SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION RECORDING 1. Recording cannot be started. • There is no cassette loaded, or Insert a cassette, or using adhesive tape, cover the hole the cassette loaded has had its record safety tab removed.
  • Page 58 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com subsidiary information SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION TIMER RECORDING (cont.) • The loaded cassette has had its Remove the cassette and cover 7. U, , and the SATc indicator record safety tab removed. the hole with adhesive tape, or won’t stop blinking.
  • Page 59: List Of Terms

    All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com List of Terms A A A A A N N N N N Auto Channel Setup ..........48 Next Function Memory ........... 45 Auto Power ............... 45 NICAM Stereo and Bilingual Broadcasts ....32 Auto Satellite Programme Recording ......
  • Page 60 All manuals and user guides at all-guides.com s p e c i f i c a t i o n s g e n e r a l Ó Power requirement : AC 220 V – 240 V , 50 Hz/60 Hz Power consumption : on : 14 W, off : 3.2 W Operating Temperature : 5°C to 40°C Storage Temperature: –20°C to 60°C...

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