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Panasonic NV-SJ550AM Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Video Cassette Recorder NV-SJ550AM Operating Instructions Contents Page Warning and Important Information Controls and Components Connections Tuning the TV to Your VCR Storing TV Broadcasts in Your VCR Preparations for G-Code Programming Settings Using the On Screen Display Option Setting...
  • Page 2: Warning And Important Information

    Plus, [Alumina] Head Cleaner further enhanced cleaning equipment in a confined space such as a book efficiency. case or similar unit. – Based on in-house tests with Panasonic video cassettes. Actual head life may vary according to conditions of use, tape type, temperature, humidity, etc. Important...
  • Page 3: Controls And Components

  • Page 4 POWER button Child Lock Function buttons (Convenient function to prevent unauthorized use) Numeric buttons This function deactivates all buttons on the VCR and the To select the programme positions (1–99). remote control. Use this function, when you do not want Example: other people to operate the VCR.
  • Page 5: Connections

    To mains supply Notes: – If you are using a Panasonic TV, this setting has already been made, and so you do not need to perform the above Connection to a TV using the Audio/Video setting procedure. However, this remote control may not Input Socket work with some Panasonic TVs.
  • Page 6: Tuning The Tv To Your Vcr

    VCR picture on the TV displays this pattern. When the VCR is turned on after unpacking and VCR display connecting the aerial cable and the mains lead, Plug in Panasonic VCR Auto Tuning starts automatically. RF SELECT ≥ BG Notes:...
  • Page 7: Storing Tv Broadcasts In Your Vcr

    Auto Tuning Using the On Screen Display Storing TV Broadcasts in Your Introduction The VCR is tuned automatically by Plug in Auto Tuning. However, Auto Tuning using the On Screen Display should The VCR is fitted with its own tuner (just like a normal TV) be performed according to the following method if necessary.
  • Page 8 Manual Tuning Procedure Direct Tuning Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on Follow steps 1 to 3 of Manual Tuning Procedure. the TV screen. 4 Confirm that [CLEAR] is set to [OFF]. Press the Cursor buttons (34) to select [TUNER PRESET] then press OK button 5 Press the Cursor buttons (34)
  • Page 9: To Add And Delete The Channel

    To Add and Delete the Channel 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 to display the Main menu on 1 Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the TV screen.
  • Page 10: Language Setting Of The On Screen Display

    Language Setting of the On Screen Display Setting the Clock of 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 11: Preparations For G-Code Programming

    The guide channel numbers are subject to change. Please Preparations for G-Code refer to the guide channels listed in the latest newpapers or Programming TV listings. Example: Identification numbers must be set for G-Code programming. Proceed with the G-Code programming operation described TV Station Name Guide Channel on page 22, and the identification numbers of the TV stations...
  • Page 12: Settings Using The On Screen Display

    4 Present time/Tape counter/Remaining tape time/ Index Settings Using the On Screen Search/OTR indication/Play-Off Timer Display Information Display Present time 17:24 Preparations Tape counter –2:35.47 – Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is Remaining tape time REMAIN 2:34 selected.
  • Page 13: Option Setting

    DELETE NAVIDATA: To delete all the Jet Navigator Option Setting data stored in the VCR’s memory. – Press the Cursor buttons (21) to select [OK] then press the OK button to do the deletion. On Screen Display 1 Press the MENU button MENU display the Main menu on the TV LANGUAGE...
  • Page 14: Playback

    Notes: Playback – JET SEARCH, cue, review or slow playback will be automatically cancelled after 10 minutes, and still playback after 5 minutes. Preparations – During playback function other than normal playback, – Confirm that the VCR is on. horizontal noise bars may appear in the picture, the colour –...
  • Page 15: Picture Mode

    To Stop Playback Automatically To Playback in the Desired Picture Quality (Playback Off Timer Function) (Picture Mode) If you set the playback duration, the playback will stop This function reproduces optimum playback picture from automatically. various kind of recorded tapes and contents. After the set playback time has elapsed, the VCR automatically stops playback and switches off.
  • Page 16: Recording

    To Display the Approximate Remaining Recording Tape Time The remaining tape time can be displayed in the VCR display. Preparations 1 Select [TAPE SELECT] from the on screen display and – Confirm that the VCR is on. – Confirm that the TV is on and the VCR viewing channel is select the corresponding video cassette tape length.
  • Page 17 To Immediately Record the Same Scenes of To Select the Recording Duration and Programme That You Are Viewing on the Perform Timer Recording (OTR Recording) OTR means One-Touch Recording and is called this way, TV (Direct Recording) because you can start recording and select the recording This function allows you to immediately start recording the duration by repeatedly pressing a single button.
  • Page 18: Recording From An External Source

    Notes: Recording from an external source – If you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for more This function can be used to make up an edited tape from than 5 minutes in step 3 or 6, the VCR automatically other recordings or video sources.
  • Page 19: Timer Recording

    5 Press the OFF button to set the Timer Recording ending time. CH DATE ON 27SA 2 0 : 0 2 2 1 : 3 0 4-Key Programming CATEGORY Up to 16 timer programmes, including weekly and daily programmes, can be recorded up to one month in advance 6 Press the SPEED button to set the desired tape by setting the timer.
  • Page 20 To Suspend the Timer Recording Standby Programming a Timer Recording of a TV Mode Programme Until its End When you want to use the VCR for playback, normal (Tape Speed Auto Change Function ) recording or some other operation before the programmed If the VCR determines that the remaining tape time is timer recording will be performed, you can temporarily insufficient to record the programme to its end during a timer...
  • Page 21: 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. On Screen Display 1 Press the PROG./CHECK button CH DATE 2 27WE 20:02 21:30 SP twice.
  • Page 22: G-Code Programming

    4 Press the Cursor button (1) to select the Category. G-Code Programming Then, select the desired category by pressing the Cursor buttons (3421) Programming is now easier than ever; simply enter the G-Code number found in the programme scheduling pages CATEGORY SETTING CATEGORY SETTING of newspapers and magazines.
  • Page 23: Search Functions

    To Set the Category Search Functions The category setting allows you to find what kind of programmes are recorded by the character and the icon indications. Jet Navigator CATEGORY SETTING ≥MOVIE ≥SPORT This VCR can display a list of the recorded programmes on Press the Cursor button (1) while ≥MUSIC...
  • Page 24: Time Stamp Function

    When Recording Over the Same Location on a Tape: – The originally recorded programme is deleted from the list. – Programme contents starting near the start and end of the newly recorded programme (within 10 minutes before the start and after the end of the newly recorded programme in the EP mode) are also erased.
  • Page 25: Vhs Index Search System

    To Find the Beginning of Each Recording Searching while Checking the Video (VHS Index Search System) Cassette Contents (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 26: Editing

    Preparations Editing – Connect the audio equipment or a video movie camera to this VCR with an audio cable. – Display the VCR picture on the TV. Audio Dubbing – Insert the cassette on which the audio dubbing is to be This function lets you insert narration, background music or performed, and make sure that its erasure prevention tab is special sound effects in previously made recordings.
  • Page 27: Insert Editing

    Operations Insert Editing 1 Press the PAUSE/STILL button on this VCR and then The Insert Editing function lets you substitute a part of a use the Shuttle Ring or Jog Dial to search for the previously made recording by inserting one or several new tape position at which you want the insert recording to scenes together with new sound.
  • Page 28: Before Requesting Service

    The VCR will not operate correctly Before Requesting Service The symptom description is indicated in brackets [ [The VCR display is not illuminated.] – The mains lead has not been connected. Message of On Screen Display Connect the mains lead to the mains supply. The error message is indicated in brackets [ [The VCR display is illuminated but the VCR will not [PLEASE PUT IN A VIDEO CASSETTE.]...
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Playback Picture

    Recording will not operate correctly Adjusting the Playback Picture The symptom description is indicated in brackets [ Under normal conditions, the VCR automatically adjusts the [The 1 indication flashes whenever recording is attempted.] playback picture for optimum quality. However, in some cases it may be necessary to adjust it manually.
  • Page 30: Specifications

    Specifications NV-SJ550AM 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 LP; 11.7 mm/s EP; 7.8mm/s NTSC SP; 33.3 mm/s EP;...
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