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JVC HR-S6955EK Instructions Manual

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  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    In the unlikely event of the plug fuse failing be sure to replace the fuse only with an identical approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the fuse cover. If the fuse fails again consult your nearest JVC dealer. If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
  • Page 3 safety first o button does not completely shut off mains power from the unit, but switches STANDBY/ON operating current on and off. “y ” shows electrical power standby and “ z” shows Video tapes recorded with this video recorder in the LP (Long Play) mode cannot be played back on a single-speed video recorder.
  • Page 4 safety first Some Do’s And Don’ts On The Safe Use Of Equipment This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Diagrams of Equipment ........ 6 Equipment Key ..........7 Welcome to JVC ..........8 Three-Step Quick Start ....... 10 Basic Features ..........13 Advanced Features ........29 Subsidiary Information ......55 List of Terms ..........59...
  • Page 6: Diagrams Of Equipment

  • Page 7: Equipment Key

    (TV Muting) Button 1 TV Button enables Remote preset position selection or enables AV connection to TV or mutes sound of connected JVC Control of your JVC TV. (While 24H Express Timer second VCR. holding down the TV button Programming.
  • Page 8: Welcome To Jvc

    Please read the SAFETY FIRST on pages 2–4 it tells you about some safety points Thank you for choosing JVC. Refer to the diagrams on pages 6–7 when reading through these We hope that you will get many hours of enjoy- instructions ment from your new unit.
  • Page 9 (continued) GETTING EVERYTHING READY connect cables Connect the cables as indicated in the diagram (below), using the TV Aerial Cable, the and the (not provided). RF Cable 21-pin SCART Cable RF Cable (provided) TV Aerial Cable (not...
  • Page 10: Three-step Quick Start

    PR button on the Remote Control and try again. If you cannot obtain the vertical white bars on any channel between 22 and 69, consult your local JVC dealer. – –:– – TV/VCR AUDIO...
  • Page 11 TV picture while the VCR’s power is on. Set your Video Channel manually. ( pg. 46, Video Channel Set IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTY WITH THE ABOVE PROCEDURES CALL THE JVC CUSTOMER SERVICE HOT LINE ON 0870 330 5000...
  • Page 12 three-step quick start...
  • Page 13: Basic Features

    Basic Features Playback............. 14 Playback Features ........16 Recording ........... 18 ® VIDEO Plus+ Timer Programming .... 21 Express Timer Programming ...... 24 24H Express Timer Programming ....26...
  • Page 14: Playback

    basic features Playback Playback is the most basic operation possible with your VCR. Audio-visual information recorded on a cassette will be played back on your TV screen just like a broadcast programme. Load a Video Cassette Make sure that the window side of the cassette is facing up and the spine label is before you start facing away from the VCR.
  • Page 15: Video Heads Cleaning

    • flaw, dirt or mold on video tapes. • continuous usage for a long time. Use a dry cleaning cassette — JVC TCL-2 — in the following cases: • Rough, poor picture appears while a tape is played back. •...
  • Page 16: Playback Features

    basic features Playback Features Advanced JOG Dial The JOG Dial can be found on the front right of the VCR. It has various functions, such as picture search ( this page and pg. 17), selecting preset position ( pg.18), 24H Express Timer Programming ( pg.
  • Page 17: Slow Motion

    basic features Slow Motion This VCR will play your cassette forwards or backwards in slow motion. You can make it do this in one of three ways: method one During playback, turn the JOG Dial one click to the left for 30 SEC PROG forward slow motion.
  • Page 18: Recording

    basic features Recording TV signals being received by the recorder’s built in tuner can be recorded onto a video tape. You can ‘capture’ a TV programme using your VCR. Choose a Programme There are two ways to select a preset position of the VCR. before you start method one Press or the number keys on the Remote Control to select...
  • Page 19: Display Tape Remaining Time

    basic features Notes on Recording TV/VCR When using both the RF and SCART cables, you can switch between TV and – –:– – VCR by pressing the button on the Remote Control. TV/VCR If the tape reaches its end during recording, the recording stops and “U” and “,”...
  • Page 20: Instant Timer Recording

    basic features Recording Resume Function If there is a power cut during recording (or Instant Timer Recording or timer recording), the recording will resume automatically when power is restored to the VCR unless the VCR’s memory backup has expired. Instant Timer Recording This method allows you to quickly set the VCR to record in 30 minute incre- ments.
  • Page 21: Video Plus

    basic features ® VIDEO Plus + Timer Programming The VIDEO Plus+ system uses the code numbers – called PlusCode numbers before you start – printed after each programme in your TV listings guide. These are a kind of Make sure that the shorthand for video recorders and using them automatically sets your VCR VCR’s clock is set to record the correct programme, channel and time.
  • Page 22 basic features Check the Results Press . The VIDEO Plus+ Program screen appears. -P2- PLUSCODE NO. 56781234 START STOP PROG -P1- Make sure that the preset number displayed is the 21:00 22:00 VPS/PDC OFF DATE TV PROG one that you want. If it is incorrect, the wrong 25.12 BBC1 programme will be recorded.
  • Page 23: Recording

    basic features Engage Timer Mode You must now put the VCR into Timer Mode by pressing c otherwise no recording will take place. Make sure that the VCR turns off automatially. c will appear on the display panel. To disengage the Timer Mode, press c again. If a video tape with the safety tab removed is loaded, c, Play indicator (,) and Record indicator (U) will flash.
  • Page 24: Express Timer Programming

    basic features Express Timer Programming If you do not know the PlusCode number for the programme that you wish to before you start record, follow the instructions below to manually set your VCR to record. Make sure that the VCR’s clock is set correctly Get to the Programme Screen Insert a cassette with...
  • Page 25 basic features satellite receiver users To timer-record a satellite broadcast using Express Timer Programming: • Set the satellite receiver to the appropriate channel before the selected programme begins. • Leave the satellite receiver’s power on. For memory capacity and Serial Programming, see VIDEO Plus+ Timer Program- ming on page 21.
  • Page 26: Express Timer Programming

    basic features 24H Express Timer Programming You can program a timer recording that starts within 24 hours using the 24H EXPRESS c button and the Advanced JOG Dial on the VCR. enter program mode Press the before you start S-VHS c button on the VCR.
  • Page 27 basic features Check, Cancel & Change Programmes Press c, then press o to disengage the timer STOP DATE START mode. 8:00 10:00 24.12 10:00 10:45 25.12 13:00 25.12 11:30 review the programmes Press C. The TV screen will display a list of the programmes set for timer recording (screen A).
  • Page 28 basic features...
  • Page 29: Advanced Features

    Advanced Features Picture Quality ........... 30 Recording According To Tape Type....32 The B.E.S.T. Picture System ...... 34 Sound Modes ..........35 Finding Specific Scenes ......36 Editing ............37 Other Functions ......... 42 Connection to a Stereo System ....45 Video Channel Set ........
  • Page 30: Manual Tracking

    advanced features Picture Quality Manual Tracking Your VCR is equipped with automatic tracking control. This will be adequate for most tapes and will automatically adjust the tracking to suit the particular tape in use but if you insert an old or worn tape, it may be necessary to manually adjust the track- ing in order to get the best picture.
  • Page 31: Picture Control

    advanced features Picture Control This feature allows you to select the most appropriate picture quality according to the type of tape or use of this VCR. The default setting is AUTO get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MODE SET using the A and B buttons and press...
  • Page 32: Recording According To Tape Type

    advanced features Recording According To Tape Type Super VHS ET (S-VHS ET) This function allows you to record in SP mode on VHS tapes with S-VHS picture quality. You can play back S-VHS ET recordings on most S-VHS recorders and on VHS recorders equipped with SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK) function.
  • Page 33 advanced features Super VHS (S-VHS), S-VHS ET and VHS Your VCR can record in S-VHS, S-VHS ET or VHS. To record in S-VHS: Perform the steps below to set . Then, insert a cassette marked ‘S-VHS’, the S-VHS S-VHS indicator will light on the display panel. The S-VHS recording mode will be selected. To record in S-VHS ET on a VHS cassette: See ‘Super VHS ET (S-VHS ET)’...
  • Page 34: The B.e.s.t. Picture System

    advanced features The B.E.S.T. Picture System The Biconditional Equalised Signal Tracking (B.E.S.T.) System checks the about b.e.s.t. condition of the tape in use and compensates during recording and playback to give the best picture quality possible. The default setting is ON. Works in SP and LP modes Turning B.E.S.T.
  • Page 35: Soundtrack Selection

    advanced features Sound Modes NICAM Stereo and Bilingual Broadcasts This VCR is equipped with a digital stereo sound decoder ( ) which makes NICAM before you start the reception of stereo and bilingual broadcasts possible. When the VCR is tuned Set On Screen Display to a different preset, the type of broadcast will be displayed on the TV screen for (O.S.D.) to ON...
  • Page 36: Skip Search

    advanced features Finding Specific Scenes Skip Search During playback, press 3 up to 4 times. Each press of the 3 button will cause the VCR to go into fast-motion playback for a period of 30 seconds. Normal playback resumes automatically. •...
  • Page 37: Editing

    advanced features Editing L-1 OUTPUT Setting connector delivers either a composite signal (regular video L-1 IN/OUT signal) or a Y/C signal (a signal in which the luminance and chrominance signals are separated). Set to the appropriate mode depending on the type of L-1 OUTPUT unit connected to the rear panel connector of this VCR.
  • Page 38 advanced features L-2 INPUT Setting connector accepts either a composite signal (regular video L-2 IN/DECODER signal) or a Y/C signal (a signal in which the luminance and chrominance signals are separated). Set to the appropriate mode depending on the output L-2 INPUT signals of the connected unit.
  • Page 39: Editing Using Another Vcr

    advanced features Editing Using Another VCR connect up Connect the player’s 21-pin SCART connector to the recorder’s 21-pin SCART connector as illustrated. When using your VCR as the player ..connect its L-1 IN/OUT connector to another VCR. When using your VCR as the recorder ..
  • Page 40 advanced features Your VCR as the Player TV Set Your VCR ENTREE ANT. IN SORTIE ENTREE/DECODEUR ENTREE/SORTIE ANTENNE IN/DECODER IN/OUT SORTIE RF OUT AUDIO Video Channel 21-pin SCART Cables or AV Mode (not provided) RF Cable (provided) Another VCR ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Your VCR as the Recorder Your VCR TV Set...
  • Page 41: Editing From A Camcorder

    advanced features Editing from a Camcorder connect up Connect the Camcorder’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connector to the VCR’s front panel AUDIO/VIDEO input connnectors. set input mode Press so that appears in the place of a preset position number. set edit mode See Picture Control on page 31. start camcorder Engage the camcorder’s mode.
  • Page 42: Other Functions

    advanced features Other Functions On-Screen Display (O.S.D.) This function allows you to turn the on-screen information get to the mode set screen Press m, move the highlight MODE SET bar to using the A and B buttons and press MODE SET B.E.S.T.
  • Page 43: Power Save Mode

    advanced features Power Save Mode You can reduce the power consumption while the VCR is turned off. get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight MODE SET bar to using the A and B buttons and press MODE SET B.E.S.T.
  • Page 44: Auto Timer

    advanced features Auto Timer When the is set to , the timer is automatically engaged when the VCR power is AUTO TIMER turned off and automatically disengaged when the VCR is powered back on. get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight MODE SET bar to MODE SET...
  • Page 45: Connection To A Stereo System

    advanced features Connection to a Stereo System It is possible to connect your VCR to a suitably equipped stereo system and listen to the soundtrack through the stereo system. connect up Connect the connecters on the VCR to the AUDIO OUT L AUX IN TAPE MONITOR connecters on your stereo.
  • Page 46: Video Channel Set

    PR button on the Remote Control and try again. If you cannot obtain the vertical white bars on any channel between 22 and 69, consult your local JVC dealer. Exit Video Channel Set Mode Press To view pictures from your VCR you must now set your TV to either the Video Channel or to AV mode, depending upon your choice above.
  • Page 47: Tuner Set

    advanced features Tuner Set The VCR needs to find, identify and memorise all available stations in your area in order to record programmes correctly. Once done, pressing the PR + or - buttons enables you to jump to the available channels without going via any vacant channels. This channel search can be done either automatically or manually.
  • Page 48: Manual Channel Setup

    advanced features Manual Channel Setup get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the MAIN MENU highlight bar to using the A and B buttons MANUAL CH SET MODE SET and press (or E). AUTO CH SET MANUAL CH SET INITIAL SET [1] a k [MENU]: EXIT...
  • Page 49: Delete A Channel

    advanced features Change Station Name get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL CH SET using the A and B buttons and press (or E). select position Use the button on the Remote Control to move the highlight bar to the preset position you want then press twice.
  • Page 50: Change Station Preset Position

    advanced features Change Station Preset Position get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MANUAL CH SET using the A and B buttons and press (or E). select item Use the button on the Remote Control until the item you want to move begins blinking then press .
  • Page 51: Fine-tuning Stored Channels

    advanced features Fine-Tuning Stored Channels get to the confirmation screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to using MANUAL CH SET the A and B buttons and press (or E). select item Use the button on the Remote Control to move the highlight bar to the channel that you wish to fine-tune then press twice.
  • Page 52: Tv Station Channel Number Guide

    advanced features TV Station Channel Number Guide Region Transmitter BBC1 BBC2 London & South-East Bluebell Hill — Crystal Palace Dover — Heathfield — Oxford South-West Beacon Hill — Caradon Hill — Huntshaw Cross Redruth Stockland Hill — Channel Islands Fremont Point —...
  • Page 53: Clock Set

    advanced features Clock Set You should only need to perform this function if: • Auto Clock Set was not performed correctly by Auto Setup. • The VCR’s memory backup has expired • You want to change the Just Clock setting Setting the Clock get to the initial set screen Press m.
  • Page 54: Guide Program Numbers

    advanced features Guide Program Numbers Guide Program Numbers are used by the VIDEO Plus+ system to identify the correct preset to record. You should only need to perform this function if: • using a PlusCode number does not identify a preset number automatically •...
  • Page 55: Subsidiary Information

    subsidiary information Question and Answers PLAYBACK RECORDING What happens if the end of the tape is When I pause and then resume a reached during playback or search? recording, the end of the recording before The tape is automatically rewound to the the pause is overlapped by the beginning of beginning.
  • Page 56: Mains Power Cord

    • The video heads may be dirty. 4. The playback picture is blurred Use a dry cleaning cassette JVC or interrupted while TV broad- TCL-2 or consult your JVC dealer. casts are clear or USE CLEAN- ING CASSETTE message appears on the screen.
  • Page 57 subsidiary information SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION RECORDING • There is no cassette loaded, or Insert a cassette, or using 1. Recording cannot be started. the cassette loaded has had its adhesive tape, cover the hole record safety tab removed. where the tab was removed.
  • Page 58 subsidiary information SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION TIMER RECORDING (cont.) The programme may not have 7. Uand , on the display panel • The end of the tape was reached during Instant Timer been recorded in its entirety. Next won’t stop blinking. Recording.
  • Page 59: List Of Terms

    list of terms List of Terms A A A A A M M M M M Auto Channel Setup ..........47 Manual Channel Setup ..........48 Auto Power ............... 44 Manual Tracking ............30 Auto Setup ..............10 N N N N N Auto SP a LP Timer ..........
  • Page 60 s p e c i f i c a t i o n s g e n e r a l Ó Power requirement : AC 220 V – 240 V , 50 Hz/60 Hz Power consumption : on : 18 W, off : 3.3 W Operating Temperature : 5°C to 40°C Storage Temperature: –20°C to 60°C Operating position : Horizontal only...

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