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Panasonic NV-SJ200 Series Operating Instructions Manual

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VQT8783
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-SJ200
NV-SJ205
NV-SJ208AMJ
Operating Instructions
Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product,
please read these instructions completely.
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  • Page 1 Video Cassette Recorder NV-SJ200 Series NV-SJ205 Series NV-SJ208AMJ Operating Instructions Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, VQT8783 please read these instructions completely.
  • Page 2: Dear Customer

    Plus, “Alumina” Head Cleaner further enhanced cleaning efficiency. ¡ Based on in-house tests with Panasonic video cassettes. Actual head life may vary according to conditions of use, tape type, temperature, humidity, etc. Plug in Auto Tuning...
  • Page 3: Positions Of Controls And Components

    POWER Í/I < EJECT OFF TIMER Á STOP PLAY REC/OTR SEARCH DIRECT REC TIMER REC ¥ /REW Á (NV-SJ200/205 series) (NV-SJ208AMJ) IN (AV1) OUT AC IN~ VIDEO SECTEUR~ AUDIO POWER POWER INPUT SELECT INPUT SELECT Í Í VOLUME VOLUME...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Use As this equipment gets hot during use, operate it in a well ventilated place; do not install this equipment in Positions of Controls and Components ......3 a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. Introduction to Controls and Components ......
  • Page 5: Introduction To Controls And Components

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

    Setting the Remote Control to Operate Your TV Only Panasonic TVs can be operated with the provided remote control. The settings for operating the TV with the remote control have already been made. No additional settings need to be performed.
  • Page 7: Connections

    Connections This section shows you how to connect the VCR to an aerial, TV, etc. When the VCR is turned on after unpacking and connecting the aerial cable and the mains lead, Plug in Auto Tuning starts automatically. Aerial (Not supplied) TV Set (Not supplied) Basic Connections The following connections are required to...
  • Page 8: Tuning The Tv To Your Vcr

    NV-SJ200BD and Auto Tuning starts automatically. NV-SJ205 series VCR display Notes: Panasonic VCR ≥ If the VCR is turned on with the aerial not connected, all channels are skipped. Therefore, firmly connect the aerial RF SELECT RF SELECT BG I ¡DK...
  • 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 Auto Tuning Using the On Screen Display can be preset to receive up to 99 TV broadcast stations. Introduction The VCR is tuned automatically by Plug in Auto Tuning. However, Auto Tuning using the On Screen Display should be Plug in Auto Tuning performed according to the following method if necessary.
  • Page 10 Preparations Manual Tuning Procedure ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is 1 Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on selected. the TV screen. ≥ Turn on the VCR and select any programme position except 2 Press the Cursor buttons (34 to select “TUNER ≥...
  • Page 11 Direct Tuning Blanking of Unused Programme Positions 1 Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on 1 Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the TV screen. the TV screen. 2 Press the Cursor buttons (34 to select “TUNER 2 Press the Cursor buttons (34 to select “TUNER...
  • Page 12: 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 Example: Example: If you want to add a new channel between Channel 4 and If you want to delete Channel 6, Channel 6, 1 Press the MENU button...
  • Page 13: Language Setting Of The On Screen Display

    Language Setting of the Setting the Clock of On Screen Display Your VCR Select one of the three languages displayed: English, Arabic The clock will operate for at least 3 years in total after it has and Russian. been set, - in the event of a power failure, it will operate on its backup system.
  • Page 14: Settings Using The On Screen Display

    Settings Using the On Screen Display 6 Colour system indicator Preparations ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is Any selected colour TV system except “AUTO” appears on selected. screen display. (See the To Set the Colour TV System on ≥...
  • Page 15: Option Setting

    Option Setting To Select the Colour TV System of the TV Used to Play Back a Tape Recording NTSC To Select the Corresponding Video Signals Cassette Tape Length to Display the OPTION TAPE SELECT (E180) Follow steps 1 to 2 of TAPE SELECT. Approximate Remaining Tape Time NTSC INPUT SELECT (AUTO)
  • 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 OPTION to select “POWER SAVE” then TAPE SELECT (E180) NTSC INPUT SELECT (AUTO) NTSC PB SELECT (onPALTV) select “ON”...
  • Page 17: Setting The System

    Setting the System Setting the System for Playback This VCR can play back tapes recorded in the video system of PAL, MESECAM or NTSC. Set the System according to the video system of a tape you want to play back. When you play back a tape, make sure that the system is set properly.
  • Page 18: Playback

    Playback Preparations To Stop Playback Automatically ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. (Playback Off Timer Function) ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is Whenever you are playing back and wish to stop the tape selected.
  • Page 19: Ntsc Playback

    NTSC Playback Convenient Automatic Functions Tapes recorded in the NTSC system can be played back with VCR Auto Power On this VCR via a PAL system TV. When you insert a video cassette, the VCR switches on ≥ Make sure that the system is set properly. See page 17. automatically.
  • Page 20: Manual Recording

    Manual Recording Preparations To View One TV Programme while ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. Recording Another TV Programme ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is After pressing the REC button to start recording, select on selected.
  • Page 21: To Immediately Record The Same Scenes Of Programme That You Are Viewing On The Tv (Direct Recording)

    To Immediately Record the To Select the Recording Same Scenes of Programme Duration and Perform Timer That You Are Viewing on the TV Recording (Direct Recording) (OTR Recording) This function allows you to immediately start recording the OTR means One-Touch Recording and is called this way, same scenes of programme that you are viewing on the TV.
  • Page 22: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording 4-Key Programming Press the ON button to set the starting time. Up to 8 timer programmes, including weekly and daily ≥ When it is kept pressed, the indication changes programmes, can be recorded up to one month in advance by in 30 minute intervals.
  • Page 23 Weekly Timer Recording Programming a Timer Recording of a TV In step 3 of 4-Key Programming, select the desired day by Programme Until its End pressing the DATE s button (Tape Speed Auto Change Function ) For example, SU (Sunday) If the VCR determines that the remaining tape time is insufficient to record the programme to its end during a timer TIMER PROGRAMME...
  • Page 24: 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. Press the PROG./CHECK button twice. On Screen Display Press the MENU button CH DATE ON exit the On Screen Display.
  • Page 25: Search Functions

    Search Functions To Find the Beginning of Each Searching while Checking the Recording Video Cassette Contents (VHS Index Search System) (Intro-Jet Scan) This VCR automatically records special index signals on the This VCR automatically records special index signals on the tape every time a recording is started.
  • Page 26: Editing

    Editing Assembly Editing Operations Press the Play button to start playback. This function can be used to make up an edited tape from At the point where you want to join a new scene, press other recordings or video sources. the Pause/Slow button to put it in the still playback A new scene can be added to the end of previous one.
  • Page 27: Before Requesting Service

    Before Requesting Service Before requesting service, check the following points again. The VCR will not operate correctly The symptom description is indicated in quotations “ ”. Message of On Screen Display “The VCR display is not illuminated.” ‘ The mains lead has not been connected. Connect the mains lead to the mains supply.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Playback Picture

    Recording will not operate correctly Adjusting the Playback Picture The symptom description is indicated in quotations “ ”. Under normal conditions, the VCR automatically adjusts “The 1 indication flashes whenever recording is attempted.” the playback picture for optimum quality. However, in some ‘...
  • Page 29: Usage Precautions

    Usage Precautions Please read these precautions before you operate this VCR. If Dew Forms in the VCR Avoid Sudden Changes in Temperature Dew may form in the VCR if: ≥ The VCR is in a room where the heater has just been If the VCR is suddenly moved from a cold to a warm place, turned on.
  • Page 30: Specifications

    Specifications NV-SJ200AM/AMC/AMM/BD NV-SJ205AM/AMC/AMM/EU/AU NV-SJ208AMJ Power Source: 110–240 V AC 50/60 Hz Power Consumption: 16 W Video Recording System: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning system Video Heads: 2 heads Tape Speed: SP; 23.39 mm/s 11.7 mm/s 7.8mm/s NTSC SP; 33.3 mm/s 11.1 mm/s Tape Format: VHS tape...