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Panasonic NV-SJ412EE Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 Video Cassette Recorder NV-SJ412EE Operating Instructions Instrukcja obsługi Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, VQT8525 please read these instructions completely.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    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: Controls And Components

    Controls and Components/Regulatory i komponenty Keep this page open as you read through the Operating Instructions. Refer to it for the control and component names and numbers which appear in the text. Trzymaj tą stronę otwartą w trakcie czytania niniejszej instrukcji obsługi. Odwołuj się do niej dla sprawdzenia nazw regulatorów i komponentów, które pojawiają...
  • Page 4: Preparing The Remote Control

    VCR 1/2 switch ° immediately and dispose of them correctly. Set to the “VCR 2” position when using two Panasonic ≥ Make sure that the batteries are inserted with the polarity VCRs. (See page 37.) (+ and -) correctly aligned.
  • Page 5: Warning And Important Information

    ENGLISH Warning and Important Information As this equipment gets hot during use, operate it in a well ventilated place; do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. IMPORTANT Your attention is drawn to the fact that the recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or broadcast material may infringe copyright laws.
  • Page 6: Setting The Remote Control To Operate Your Tv

    VCR. to the AV Input on Your Panasonic TV ≥ Some TV models cannot be operated with this remote Your Panasonic TV uses one of three different methods for control. switching between TV reception and the AV input(s). Perform Set the VCR/TV switch to “TV”.
  • Page 7 List of TVs Compatible with the VCR’s Remote Control Manufacturer Code Manufacturer Code Panasonic 01–04 SIEMENS AIWA SINUDYNE 05, 06, 33 AKAI 27, 30 SONY BLAUPUNKT TELEFUNKEN 10– 14 BRANDT 10, 15 THOMSON 10, 15 BUSH 05, 06 TOSHIBA CURTIS...
  • Page 8: Connecting And Preparations For A Tv Equipped With The Q Link Function

    Download) if you connect the VCR to your TV with a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable (not supplied). Depending on the manufacturer, the equivalent of the Q Link function has a different name and may not work exactly the same. “Q Link” is a registered trademark of Panasonic. °...
  • Page 9: To Simultaneously Set Up This Vcr With A New Tv

    Preset Download Function Hint: ≥ If you use a Panasonic TV and perform the operation step The Preset Download function automatically copies the tuning 1, starting the downloading of the setup data will position of all available TV stations into the VCR’s memory automatically display the “Download”...
  • Page 10: Connecting And Preparations For A Tv Not Equipped With The Q Link Function

    Connecting and Preparations for a TV Not Equipped with the Q Link Function If you are connecting your VCR to a TV using RF coaxial cable and 21-pin Scart cable, then Method 1. follow the steps below. (AV Connection) Aerial (not supplied) Aerial lead (not supplied) TV (not supplied)
  • Page 11: Auto Setup Function

    If you are connecting your VCR to a TV using Method 1, When the clock setting menu appears after Auto Setup follow the operations explained below. has finished: Auto Setup Function Press the Cursor buttons (3421) to set the correct time and date.
  • Page 12 Select an unoccupied programme position (which is To Confirm that the TV Stations Have Been not tuned to a TV station). Tuned Correctly by the Auto Setup If you are using a Panasonic TV, select programme position “0”. Function See page 11.
  • Page 13: Playback

    Playback Preparations Notes: ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. ≥ Cue, review or slow playback will be automatically ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is cancelled after 10 minutes, and still playback after selected.
  • Page 14 To Stop Playback Automatically Convenient Automatic Functions (Playback Off Timer Function) VCR Auto Power On When you insert a video cassette, the VCR switches on If you set the playback duration, the playback will stop automatically. automatically. After the set playback time has elapsed, the VCR Auto Playback Start automatically stops playback and switches off.
  • Page 15: Recording

    Recording To Immediately Record the Preparations ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. Same TV Programme That You ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. Are Viewing on the TV ≥ Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
  • Page 16: To Select The Recording Duration And Perform Timer Recording (Otr Recording)

    To Prevent Accidental Erasure of Recorded Contents When you record again onto a previously recorded video cassette, the previous recording is automatically erased and replaced with the new recording. Therefore, to prevent accidental erasure of the recorded contents, break out the erasure prevention tab after recording.
  • Page 17: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording This function lets you programme the VCR for unattended automatic recording of desired TV programmes when you are Press the SP/LP button to set the desired tape not at home or sleeping. speed. You can programme timer recordings in two different ways: ≥...
  • Page 18: To Programme With The Showview Function

    To Programme with the Press the TIMER REC button to switch the VCR ShowView Function over to the timer recording standby mode. The ShowView numbers assigned to each TV programme ≥ Check that “Á” is lit on the VCR display. and published alongside the TV programme listings in If it is flashing, check the timer recording details again.
  • Page 19: Other Timer Recordings And Convenient Functions

    Other Timer Recordings and Convenient Functions Setting the Recording Date/Day(s) Condition for correct operation of the Auto SP/LP Change function: Perform this operation in operation step 3 when programming ≥ The tape length of the inserted cassette must be set a timer recording with the On Screen Display, or in operation correctly.
  • Page 20 Programming a Timer Recording of a To Change a Timer Recording Satellite Programme Programming The programming of a timer recording of a satellite It is not possible to change a programming while the timer programme can be performed in the same way as for normal recording is being performed.
  • Page 21: (Programme List Search)

    To select a Timer-Recorded To Cancel the Programming of a Timer Recording Programme from the List and It is not possible to cancel a programming while the timer Quickly Locate Its Beginning for recording is being performed. Automatic Playback ≥ Display the VCR picture on the TV. ≥...
  • Page 22: Search Functions

    Search Functions To Quickly Find the Beginning of To Search for a Desired a Desired Programme Programme While Checking the (VISSuVHS Index Search Recorded Contents on a Cassette 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 23: Editing

    Editing Assemble Editing When that point is reached, press the Pause/Slow button 7 again to start recording the new picture and The assemble editing function makes it easy to record the sound from the playback unit. picture and sound of virtually any number of scenes or programmes in succession.
  • Page 24: Album Function

    Album Function The album function lets you collect desired scenes (both To Change the Recording Time: moving and still pictures) and create the equivalent of a photo After step 1 or 3, press the INDEX L or INDEX K button album, but on video cassette.
  • Page 25: Audio Dubbing

    Audio Dubbing Preparations This function lets you insert narration, background music or ≥ Connect the audio equipment or a video movie camera to special sound effects in previously made recordings. this VCR with an audio cable. However, this automatically erases the original sound in the ≥...
  • Page 26: Connecting The Vcr To A Decoder

    Connecting the VCR to a Decoder To connect this VCR to a decoder, make the connections ≥ When you start playback on the VCR, the TV is shown in the illustration below. automatically switched to the VCR mode. However, during For the connection to the TV, see pages 8 and 10.
  • Page 27: Connecting The Vcr To A Satellite Receiver Or Digital Receiver

    Connecting the VCR to a Satellite Receiver or Digital Receiver If the Satellite Receiver Is Not Equipped Satellite receiver here includes a digital receiver. with a 21-Pin Scart Socket The connection method differs depending on the type of your In case your satellite receiver is not equipped with a 21-pin satellite receiver.
  • Page 28 To Prepare the VCR for Remote-controlled Hint: ¡ If you select “RF” in step 3, “Satellite–Position” is set Operation of the Satellite Receiver automatically and it is not possible to change the satellite (Setting the Tuner Type) programme position here. If you want to change it, refer to This VCR lets you change the programme position on the page 30.
  • Page 29 To Prepare the Satellite Receiver ≥ The range of satellite channels available for selection is 1 through 99. To make it possible for the VCR to control the satellite ≥ Some satellite receivers offer less than 99 channels. In receiver, the satellite receiver must be left in a certain this case, the number of the satellite channels that can be condition.
  • Page 30: Tuning And Assigning The Tv Stations Available In Your Area To The Programme Positions (Manual Tuning)

    Tuning and Assigning the TV Stations Available in Your Area to the Programme Positions (Manual Tuning) To Enter or Change the Name of a TV This VCR has 99 programme positions that can be preset to receive TV stations. Station Usually, if you switch the VCR on for the first time after making the necessary connections, the VCR will start the Press the MENU button T to display the Main menu on...
  • Page 31 To Enter Newly Available TV Stations To Obtain the Best Tuning Condition Press the MENU button T to display the Main menu on Press the MENU button T to display the Main menu on the TV screen. the TV screen. Press the Cursor buttons (3421) Q to select Press the Cursor buttons (3421) Q to select “Tuning”...
  • Page 32 To Change the Type of Video System To Facilitate the Following Operations with the (Colour TV system) Instruction Indications on the On Screen Display Press the MENU button T to display the Main menu on ≥ To delete a programme position the TV screen.
  • Page 33: Restarting The Auto Setup Or Download/Resetting The Vcr To The Shipping Condition

    Restarting the Auto Setup or Download/ Resetting the VCR to the Shipping Condition To Return the VCR to the Shipping Performing Auto Setup or Download automatically tunes all TV stations available in your area for the VCR. Condition Restarting this function is convenient when you move to If you want to reset the VCR to the factory preset condition, another area and may need to set up the VCR again.
  • Page 34: Setting The Vcr's Clock

    Setting the VCR’s Clock To Activate the Automatic Time Correction Usually, the VCR’s Auto Setup or Download function automatically adjusts the clock to the correct time. Function Under some reception conditions, however, the VCR cannot set the clock automatically. If a TV station transmits a signal for time setting, performing In this case, follow the operation steps below to manually set the operation steps below activates the Automatic time the clock.
  • Page 35: Other Convenient Functions (Various Settings)

    Other Convenient Functions (Various Settings) Settings for the Main Menu Indications that Can Be Displayed on the TV Screen with This Function: Item “Display” At a press of the OSD/DISPLAY button 5, the following indications appear on the TV screen. For Automatic Display of the Channel Guide on the TV Screen Each Time You A TV station name...
  • Page 36: Settings For The Main Menu Item "Functions

    Settings for the Main Menu Item For Reduced the VCR’s Power Consumption When the VCR Is Switched “Functions” To Set the Type of External Source Press the MENU button T to display the Main menu on Equipment that Is Connected to the AV2 the TV screen.
  • Page 37: Language Setting

    VCR. VCR 2: Select this setting on both the VCR and the remote control when using this VCR and another Panasonic VCR in the same place. This ensures that you can operate both VCRs independently with their respective remote control.
  • Page 38: Glossary

    Glossary VPS (Video Programme System)/ Changes in Programming Non- ShowView PDC (Programme Delivery Control) ShowView method ShowView program- program- The Video Programme System (VPS) or the Programme program- ming ming start Delivery Control (PDC) is a very convenient system which ming Selected time...
  • Page 39: Pin Scart Socket

    Q Link Function ° The operations marked with asterisk are only available if the VCR is connected to a TV featuring the Q Link or the DATA This function works only if the VCR is connected via a fully- LOGIC function. wired 21-pin Scart cable to a TV featuring the Q Link or similar function.
  • Page 40: Before Requesting Service

    Before Requesting Service Before requesting service, please check the following points. √ √ √ √ √ On Screen Display Messages √ √ √ √ √ The VCR Does Not Work Correctly The error messages are given in brackets [ ]. The symptom descriptions are given between quotation marks “...
  • Page 41 √ √ √ √ √ Recording Is Not Possible or Does Not √ √ √ √ √ The Remote Control Does Not Work Work Properly Correctly The symptom descriptions are given between quotation The symptom descriptions are given between quotation marks “...
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Playback Picture

    Adjusting the Playback Picture Under normal conditions, the VCR automatically adjusts the playback picture for optimum quality. However, in some cases it may be necessary to adjust it manually. If the Picture Contains Noise Bars and It Is Not Clear to See (Tracking adjustment): If noise bars appear during normal playback, slow playback or still playback, follow the operations below.
  • Page 43: Cautions

    Cautions Be sure to read the cautions carefully before you operate this VCR. Video head clogging The video heads record the picture signals on the tape during Avoid sudden changes in temperature recording and read picture signals from the tape during If the VCR is moved suddenly from a cold to a warm place, playback.
  • Page 44: Specifications

    Specifications NV-SJ412EE-S Power Source: 220–240 V AC 50/60 Hz Power Consumption: 19 W Power Consumption When in Standby Mode: Approx. 3 W (When Power save function is activated) Video Recording System: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning system Video Heads: 4 heads Tape Speed: SP;...