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Panasonic NV-SJ500 Series Operating Instructions Manual

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VQT8775
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-SJ500
NV-SJ508AMJ
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-SJ500 series NV-SJ508AMJ Operating Instructions Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, VQT8775 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

    Positions of Controls and Components 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. POWER Í/I EJECT < OFF TIMER Á ;PAUSE/STILL A.DUB STOP PLAY...
  • 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 ......z3 a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. Introduction to Controls and Components ......
  • Page 5: Introduction To Controls And Components

    Preparing the Remote Introduction to Controls Control and Components 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

    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. 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 record and...
  • Page 8: Tuning The Tv To Your Vcr

    Notes: VCR display ≥ If the VCR is turned on with the aerial not connected, all Panasonic VCR channels are skipped. Therefore, firmly connect the aerial and then turn the VCR off and on again to execute Auto RF SELECT RF SELECT BG I ÁDK...
  • 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. Plug in Auto Tuning However, Auto Tuning using the On Screen Display should be When the VCR is turned on after connecting the aerial cable...
  • 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 A1 or A2.
  • 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 A1 or A2. 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 8 Picture mode indicator Preparations ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is At each press of the PICTURE MODE button , the selected. selected picture mode is set and following picture mode ≥...
  • Page 15 Preparations ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is selected. ≥ Turn on the VCR. To Set the Colour TV System 1 Press the MENU button SYSTEM display the Main menu on the AUTO TV screen. MESECAM NTSC 2 Press the Cursor buttons (34...
  • Page 16: Option Setting

    To Select the Colour TV System of the TV Option Setting 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 17: Recording Function

    For Reduced the VCR’s Power Consumption When the VCR Is Switched Follow steps 1 to 2 of TAPE SELECT. OPTION 3 Press the Cursor buttons (34 TAPE SELECT (E180) NTSC INPUT SELECT (AUTO) NTSC PB SELECT (onPALTV) to select “POWER SAVE” then NTSC CONVERTER (OFF) POWER SAVE...
  • Page 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 18. automatically.
  • Page 21: Manual Recording

    Manual Recording Preparations ≥ Confirm that the VCR is on. To View One TV Programme while ≥ Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is Recording Another TV Programme selected. After pressing the REC button to start recording, select on ≥...
  • Page 22: 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 23: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording 4-Key Programming Up to 8 timer programmes, including weekly and daily Press the ON button to set the starting time. programmes, can be recorded up to one month in advance by ≥ When it is kept pressed, the indication changes setting the timer.
  • Page 24 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 j 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 On Screen Display...
  • Page 25: 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 twice. CH DATE ON 2 Press the MENU button 2 27TH 20:02 21:30 SP 1 SU - SA 10:30 11:00 LP...
  • Page 26: Search Functions

    Search Functions Notes: Searching Timer-Recorded ¡ This function does not work during timer recording standby Programmes mode. ¡ This function works only for video cassettes containing (Programme List Search) timer-recorded programmes. Searching Using the Programme List Search Function ¡ Since this function works only for the currently loaded video When timer programmes are recorded by this VCR, the VCR cassette, all the programming list details will be cleared stores the programming details, and the programmes are...
  • Page 27: To Find The Beginning Of Each Recording (Vhs Index Search System)

    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. The Index search tape every time a recording starts.
  • Page 28: Editing

    Editing Operations Assembly Editing Press the Play button to start playback. This function can be used to make up an edited tape from other recordings or video sources. At the point where you want to join a new scene, press A new scene can be added to the end of previous one.
  • Page 29: 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 30: Before Requesting Service

    Before Requesting Service Before requesting service, check the following points again. Message of On Screen Display The VCR will not operate correctly The symptom description is indicated in quotations “ ”. “The VCR display is not illuminated.” On screen display ‘...
  • Page 31: 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 32: 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 33: Specifications

    Specifications NV-SJ500AM/AMC/AMM/EU/AU NV-SJ508AMJ Power Source: 110–240 V AC 50/60 Hz Power Consumption: 16 W Video Recording System: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning system Video Heads: 4 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 Record/Playback Time:...
  • Page 34 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Central P .O. Box 288, Osaka 530-91, Japan...