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RCA VR518 User Manual

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  • Page 1 video cassette recorder user's guide VR518...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    First Things First .............. Setting up the VCR ............Using the On-Screen Guide ............... 8 Using the Menu to Set Up Features ..........8 Language ..................VCR Channels List ................. To Auto Channel Search ............9 To Change the Signal Type ........... To Add or Remove Channels ..........
  • Page 3: Firstthings First

    HI, MY NAME IS SUSAN... FIRSTTHINGS FIRST and I wrote this User's Guide. It's my job to see that you have a rewarding user manual experience. Also, I think you'll be pleased with the features that can be accessed through the on-screen menus. READ THE FIRSTTHREE SECTIONS first three...
  • Page 4 STEP 4: PLUG IN THE VCR Match the wide blade of the plug with the wide slot in the outlet. Be sure to insert the plug completely. STEP 5: TUNE THE TV Tune the TV to the VCR viewing channel. The VCR viewing channel is channel 3 or 4 or the TV's video input.
  • Page 5: Setting Up The Vcr

    SET-UP FEATURES Below is a list of set-up features that you may want ¥ to set up before you begin using yourVCR for the first time: SETTING UP THE VCR • Select a Language • Set upVCR Channel List (Auto Channel Search) •...
  • Page 6: Language

    To Auto Channel Search Auto channel search memorizes the channels available through your signal type--cable or antenna. Press MENU to display the VCR MAIN MENU. RAIN RENU 1VCR PLus+ Timer Recordings Time Channels Preferences Language Exit Press 4 to display the CHANNELS menu. CHANNELS Auto Channel...
  • Page 7: Time And Date

    Set Daylight-Saving Time PressMENU to display the VCR MAIN MENU. MAIN MENU Plus+ Timer Recordings Time ChanneLs Preferences Language Exit Press 3 to display the TIME menu. TIME time date Auto DST: Exit Press 2 to turn Auto DST: ON or OFF. Select ON if you want the VCR's clock to automatically adjust for daylight-saving time.
  • Page 8 VCR PLUS+ WORKSHEET Broadcast VCR Plus+ Channel Channel Number Two-DigitVCR Plus+ Channel Cable-TV Station Number** You Receive the Name Station Numbers for CableTV (USA List) ESPN American Movie Classics Arts &-Entertainment Black Entertainment Bravo Cable News Network Cinemax Cinemax The Discovery Channel The Disney Channel Entertainment...
  • Page 9: Vcr Plus+ Channels

    Now you are ready to select an item from the menu to set up. REMOTE VCR1/VCR2 OPTION If you own a compatible RCA, GE, or ProScan remote that has a VCR2, VCR2mLD, or DVD-VCR2 button, this feature allows you to set this VCR to respond to that button.
  • Page 10: Vcr Basics

    LEARN THE BASICS TO GET YOU STARTE D TheseVCR basics should be enough for you to begin enjoying yourVCR. Learning the remote control functions, playing a recorded tape, and recording a program should do just that. However, there are other features that enhance...
  • Page 11: Function Buttons

    PressGO BACK to switch between the two channels. The TV buttons may not control all INFO Shows the TV's status displays on the TV screen. features of all models of RCA, TV Buttons MUTE Reduces volume to minimum level.
  • Page 12: Recording

    RECORDING If you want to record something that you're watching, you can use basic recording. Set the tape speed by pressing SPEED on the remote (see margin note for information about tape speed settings). Press RECORD to begin recording. Press STOPeEJECTon the VCR (STOP on the remote) to stop recording.
  • Page 13: Recording

    SEVERAL RECORDING OPTIONS that you've gone through the necessary ¥ steps to operate yourVCR, I'll explain different recording features that are available suit your needs. Recording Features: ¥ • Recording (explained in VCR Basics section) • Express Recording • Timer Recording RECORDING •...
  • Page 14: Timer Recording

    TIMER RECORDING You can set up as many as eight timer recording programs. Press MENU to display the VCR MAIN MENU. RAIN MENU 1 VCR Plus+ Timer Recordings Time Channels Preferences Language Exit Press 2 to display the TIMER RECORDINGS menu. TIMER RECORDINGS Create...
  • Page 15 3. Enterthe VCR PlusCode shownin yourlocaltelevision programming guide. PLUS+ Enter pluscode number (from Listing) 12876 Press CLEAR correct Press RENU when done Press MENU to enter the VCR PlusCode number. often should this program record? time Daily (every day) Weekdays (R-F) Weekly (once...
  • Page 16 USING VCRS FOR COPYING EDITING TAPES Use one VCR as the playback VCR and the other as the recording VCR. Turn on the TV and VCRs. Tune the TV to the VCR viewing channel (either 3, 4, or TV's video input). If you connected your VCR using the ANT.IN and RF OUT jacks, tune the recording VCR to channel 3 or Zl_the one...
  • Page 17 CONTROL YOUR OTH ER COMPONENTS... ¥ remote can be programmed to control television. It is initially programmed to control an RCA, GE, or ¥ ProScan TV. Other manufacturer's brands need be programmed. ¥ REMOTE PROGRAMMING...
  • Page 18 Proton ........06 Daytron ........06 Electrohome ....06,12 Quasar ........I I Emerson ........06 Radio Shack ....01,05,13 Envision ......05,06 RCA ....... 01,06,12 Realistic ........05 Fisher ........05,08 GE ......00,01,06, Sampo ........06 Goldstar ......06,12 Samsung ...... 06,09,12 Hallmark ........06 Sanyo ........05,08 Hitachi .......
  • Page 19 FEATURES TO ENHANCE OPERATION ¥ • Picture Search Options • Time Counter • On-Screen Displays ¥ • Tracking ¥ ¥ ¥ OTH ER FEATU RES ¥...
  • Page 20 FRAME ADVANCE Frame advance lets you view one-stop action frame after another during playback. Frame advance works best for tapes recorded at the SP or SLP speed. Press PAUSE (PLAYoPAUSE)to "freeze" the action during playback. Press F.ADV on the remote each time you want to view the next frame of the scene.
  • Page 21 ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS STOP 0:30:00 The INFO button shows the status of the VCR (STOP, PLAY, RECORD, etc.), channel number, time counter, date, time, and tape speed on the TV screen. The date and time must be set before they can be displayed. 11/17/97 01:30PN Press INFO to see the on-screen displays.
  • Page 22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE CONN ECTING COMPON ENTS PROTECT YOUR COMPONENTS FROM POWER SURGES • Connect all components before plugging any power cords into the wall outlet. • Always turn offtheTV and other components before you connect or disconnect any cables. ¥...
  • Page 23 • • CHOOSING A VCR CONNECTION There are several different ways to hook up your VCR, depending on whether or not you have cable, and if you have cable, whether you have a cable box, and if some of the channels are scrambled and...well, you get the picture.
  • Page 24 TV WITH AUDIO/VI DEO JACKS This connection assumes: • You are connecting an antenna, cable, or cable box system. • Your television has audio/video jacks. This connection provides: • Mono sound playback from VCR. • Record one channel while watching another (except when using a cable box for all channels).
  • Page 25 This section gives you some additional information about the VCR, including a description of the unit's controls and display. You also will find aTroubleshootingTips section in this Appendix, which might help to resolve some of those simple problems. Finally, this section contains your warranty...
  • Page 26 BACK PAN EL ANT.IN 3 CH. 4 Switch Selects the channel to which you will tune the TV to see the VCR picture if you connect the VCR using the ANT.IN and RF OUT jacks. ANT. IN Jack Receives a signal from an antenna or cable system when attached.
  • Page 27 • Try another tape. • Some snow/streaks are normal during search, stop action, frame advance, and slow-motion playback. Streaks in picture during normal playback • Press one of the TRACKING buttons to move streaks up or down for the best picture. •...
  • Page 28 sPECIFICATIONS Format: Video: 4-Head Record/Playback System: Audio: Mono record/playback system Video Signal System: EIA standard: NTSC color Antenna: 75-ohm external VHF/UHF combined antenna terminal Tuner: USA: 181 channels capability* (125 cable channels) Canada: 178 channels capability* (122 cable channels) Type: AutoProgramming frequency synthesis Power Requirement:...
  • Page 29 3 CH. 4 switch 49 TV with audio/video jacks 45 TV with audio/video jacks and cable box to unscramble pay channels only 46 TV with RF jack only 44 Contents 1 Accessing menus 5 Controls Add or remove channels back panel 49 ADD/REMOVE CHANNELS screen 10 front panel 48 ANT.
  • Page 30 Sensor, remote 48 Troubleshooting tips 50 SET TIME andDATE screen12 TV button 18, 32 Setup TV codes 33 channel l ist 26 TV, programming the remote to control first 3 TV,VCR button 16, 19, 43 language8 Signal t ype changing 10 selecting10 VCR, cleaning Slowmotionplayback36...