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VQT8773
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-SJ400A
Operating Instructions
Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product,
please read these instructions completely.

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  • Page 1 -CODE g VQT8773 Video Cassette Recorder NV-SJ400A Operating Instructions Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, please read these instructions completely.
  • Page 2: Dear Customer

    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: Positions Of Controls And Components

    AUDIO OUT REPEAT DIRECT REC INPUT SELECT VOLUME DISPLAY G-CODE INDEX PICTURE MODE ENTER DATE CANCEL SPEED TIMER REC Á VCR/TV EJECT < OFF TIMER Á STOP PLAY TIMER REC REC/OTR SEARCH /REW ¥ Á IN (AV1) OUT VIDEO AUDIO...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Press the POWER 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. Contents Before Use Positions of Controls and Components ...
  • Page 5: Introduction To Controls And Components

    Introduction to Controls and Components VCR Operation When you want to operate the VCR, set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”. Numeric buttons To select the programme positions (1–99) of the VCR. Example: To enter a G-Code number. To enter numbers for various settings.
  • Page 6: Setting The Remote Control To Operate Your Tv

    Notes: ≥ If you are using a Panasonic TV, this setting has already been made, and so you do not need to perform the above setting procedure. However, this remote control may not work with some Panasonic TVs.
  • Page 7: Connections

    Connections This section shows you how to connect the VCR to an aerial, TV, etc. Basic Connections The following connections are required to record and play back the video cassette through the TV. To mains supply Connections to a TV using the Audio/Video Input Sockets Set the RF out put channel of the VCR to “ss”...
  • Page 8: Tuning The Tv To Your Vcr

    Tuning the TV to Your VCR The VCR supplies a signal to the TV via the RF coaxial cable on channel AU28–69 or NZ21– 69. It is possible to view the video picture on your TV in the same way that you watch TV broadcasts.
  • Page 9: Storing Tv Broadcasts In Your Vcr

    Storing TV Broadcasts in Your VCR The VCR is fitted with its own tuner (just like a normal TV) and can be preset to receive up to 99 TV broadcast stations. Pre-programmed TV Channels (Australia only) The local TV broadcast channels 2, 7, 9, 10 and 28 are factory-preset in this VCR.
  • Page 10 Preparations ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Turn on the VCR and select any programme position except A1 or A2. ≥ Set the VCR/TV switch is set to “VCR”. Manual Tuning Procedure...
  • Page 11: To Add And Delete The Channel

    To Add and Delete the Channel Preparations ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Turn on the VCR and select any programme position except A1 or A2. Example: If you want to add a new channel between Channel 4 and...
  • Page 12: Language Setting Of The On Screen Display

    On Screen Display Select one of the three languages displayed: English, Arabic and Russian. Preparations ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Turn on the VCR. Operations Press the MENU button display the Main menu on the TV screen.
  • Page 13: Preparations For G-Code Programming

    Preparations ≥ Set the clock of the VCR. See page 12. ≥ Store TV broadcasts in your VCR. See pages 9–11. ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Turn on the VCR.
  • Page 14: Settings Using The On Screen Display

    Settings Using the On Screen Display Preparations ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Turn on the VCR. To Make Various Indicators Appear On Screen Display At a press of the OSD button the following indications appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 15: Option Setting

    Cursor buttons (2 1 OFF: Initially set at this position. PAL TV can receive signals from NTSC 3.58 signal source (e.g., NTSC game machines.) connected to the VCR main unit. However, when OPTION recording, this function TAPE SELECT (E180) NTSC INPUT SELECT (AUTO) does not work.
  • Page 16: Recording Function

    For Reduced the VCR’s Power Consumption When the VCR Is Switched Follow steps 1 to 2 of TAPE SELECT. Press the Cursor buttons (34 to select “POWER SAVE” then select “ON” or “OFF” by pressing the Cursor buttons (2 1...
  • Page 17: Playback

    ¡ The Play-Off Timer function works during normal playback. ¡ When the tape reaches its end during Play-Off Timer, the tape will be rewound to the star t and the VCR will turn itself off. ¡ Repeat Playback function does not work during Play-Off Timer.
  • Page 18: Ntsc Playback

    EJECT button eject the cassette and automatically turn itself off again. VCR-off Search When the VCR is off, the VCR starts intro-jet scan of an inserted cassette by pressing the SEARCH button To Play back in the Desired Picture Quality...
  • Page 19: Manual Recording

    Manual 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 20: To Immediately Record The Same Scenes Of Programme That You Are Viewing On The Tv (Direct Recording)

    To Stop the OTR Recording Before the End: Press the Stop button Notes: ≥ The OTR function works during normal recording. ≥ When the tape reaches its end during OTR, the VCR will turn itself off. , Numeric buttons to start to select the programme to start recording.
  • Page 21: Timer Recording

    Preparations ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention tab.
  • Page 22 Programming a Timer Recording of a TV Programme Until its End (Tape Speed Auto Change Function ) If the VCR determines that the remaining tape time is insufficient to record the programme to its end during a timer recording performed in the SP mode, this function automatically changes the tape speed to ensure that the whole programme will be recorded.
  • Page 23: Checking A Timer Programme

    Checking a Timer Programme ¡ The VCR must be turned on, or in timer recording standby mode. ¡ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. 1 Press the PROG./CHECK button 2 Press the MENU button exit the On Screen Display.
  • Page 24: G-Code Programming

    TV guides. When these numbers are entered, the numbers are converted to actual programming. Preparations ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention tab.
  • Page 25: Search Functions

    Preparations ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Release the standby status for timer programme recording. ≥ Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
  • Page 26: To Find The Beginning Of Each Recording (Vhs Index Search System)

    ≥ When you press the REC button 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 27: Making A Copy

    At the point where you want to stop recording, press the Stop button Notes: ≥ If you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for more than 5 minutes in step 3 or 6, the VCR automatically switches over to the stop mode to protect the video heads.
  • Page 28: Before Requesting Service

    Tune the TV to the VCR. See page 8 or 9. ‘ The video heads are clogged or worn. Consult Panasonic Customer Care Centre for advice on 132600. (Australia only) ‘ The playback picture is distorted when using an E300 type video cassette that was recorded in the LP or EP mode.
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Playback Picture

    “The picture is recorded with noise or a blank screen.” ‘ The aerial or aerial cable is defective. Check the aerial connection to the VCR. See page 7. Check your normal TV picture. If there is no picture, check your aerial.
  • Page 30: Usage Precautions

    When the dew indicator flashes, wait until this indicator disappears. ≥ If dew forms inside the VCR while the VCR is off, it will turn on automatically and the dew indicator will flash on and off. As soon as the dew disappears, the VCR will turn itself off again.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Specifications NV-SJ400A Power Source: Power Consumption: 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: Audio Track: Video Horizontal Resolution: Signal-to-Noise Ratio:...
  • Page 34 Printed in Japan F0005Fa0( 15000 A) Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Central P .O. Box 288, Osaka 530-91, Japan...