Safety Precautions The rating plate and the safety caution are on the rear of the unit. WARNING: DANGEROUS VOLTAGE INSIDE WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION 8 When you are not using the unit for a long period of time, it is recommended that you disconnect the power cord from the mains outlet.
POWER SYSTEM: This set operates on voltage of AC110 – 260 V ~ (Operating), 50Hz/60Hz with automatic switching. The 1 button does not completely shut off mains power from the unit, but switches operating current on and off. “`” shows electrical power standby and “...
File Structure of Discs DVD VIDEO Typically, DVD VIDEO discs are made up of larger units called “titles.” Each title has a number (title number) that can be used to select desired titles. Titles are further divided into units called “chapters.”...
FRONT VIEW A STANDBY/ON Button (1) B VCR Indicator pg. 20, 23 C Cassette Loading Slot D VCR/DVD Button pg. 20, 23, 33, 43 E Disc Tray pg. 5 F DVD Indicator pg. 33 G Stop Button (8) pg. 20, 23, 33, 43 H Play Button (4) pg.
FRONT DISPLAY PANEL A Operation Mode Indicator B Channel/Clock Display Mode Display (L-1 or F-1) Counter Display Tape Speed (SP/LP or EP*) pg. 23 * EP is for NTSC only. Multi-information window* * The current group/title/track/chapter number(s), time and status information.
How To Use The remote control can operate most of your unit’s functions, as well as basic functions of TV sets of JVC. ( Point the remote control toward the receiving window. The maximum operating distance of the remote control is about 8 m.
INSTALLING YOUR NEW UNIT Basic Connections TV aerial cable Mains outlet AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Mains power cord Back of unit To AV input connectors It’s essential that your unit be properly connected. THESE STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY VIDEO OPERATION CAN BE PERFORMED. Make sure the package contains all of the accessories listed in “SPECIFICATIONS”...
Component Video Connection (DVD deck) ATTENTION Be sure to connect the unit’s VIDEO OUT or S VIDEO OUT connector to the TV’s VIDEO IN or S-VIDEO IN connector. AUDIO IN connectors Back of TV Aerial connector Mains outlet Mains power cord Back of unit 8To connect to a TV with COMPONENT VIDEO IN connectors .
Scan Mode Set (DVD deck) This unit supports the progressive scan system (eg. 480p*) as well as the conventional interlaced scan system (eg. 480i*). If your TV equipped with component video connectors supports the progressive video input, you can enjoy a high quality picture by setting the progressive scan mode to active.
S-VIDEO Connection (DVD deck) AUDIO IN connectors Back of TV S-VIDEO IN connector Aerial connector Mains outlet Mains power cord Back of unit 8To connect to a TV with S-VIDEO/AUDIO IN connectors . . . Connect the unit to TV. A Connect the aerial, unit and TV as per “RF Connection”.
Auto Set Up The Auto Set Up simplifies installation by guiding you through the procedures of setting the clock and tuner channels – simply follow the on-screen menus that appear. Slide to the right. Before starting, make sure of the following: The TV aerial cable should be connected to the unit.
Monitor Set (DVD deck) You can select the monitor type depending on the TV used when you play back DVD VIDEO discs recorded for wide-screen TVs. For the multi colour system TV When you use a multi colour system TV, you can change the colour system of this unit automatically by selecting “MULTI”...
Language ● Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). ● Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Slide to the right. INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.) On-screen Language Set (VHS deck) Turn on the unit. Press 1.
On-screen Language Set (DVD deck) This DVD deck offers you the choice to view on-screen messages in 3 different languages. You can change the language setting manually as required. Turn on the unit. Press 1. Select the DVD deck. On the unit Press VCR/DVD repeatedly so that the DVD indicator lights up.
Language Code List Afar Abkhazian Afrikaans Ameharic Arabic Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bashkir Byelorussian Bulgarian Bihari Bislama Bengali, Bangla Tibetan Breton Catalan Corsican Czech Welsh Danish Bhutani Greek Esperanto Estonian Basque Persian Finnish Fiji Faroese Frisian Irish Scots Gaelic Galician Guarani Gujarati Hausa Hindi...
Clock Set ● Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). ● Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Slide to the right. Turn on the unit. Press 1. Select the VHS deck. On the unit Press VCR/DVD repeatedly so that the VCR indicator lights up.
Basic Playback Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Slide to the right. Clean the video heads using a dry cleaning cassette — ECL-3F — when: Rough, poor picture appears while a tape is played back.
Playback Features ● Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). ● Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. ATTENTION In the search, still, slow-motion or frame-by-frame playback mode, ● the picture will be distorted. ●...
Slide to the right. Instant ReView Simply by pressing a single button, the unit power comes on, rewinds, and begins playback of the last timer-recorded programme. If you have several programmes recorded, you can easily access any of them. NOTE: Before starting, make sure that the unit is off and that the Timer mode is disengaged.
Basic Recording Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Slide to the right. Load a cassette. Insert a cassette with the record safety tab intact. The unit’s power comes on automatically and the counter is reset to 0:00:00.
Recording Features ● Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). ● Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Slide to the right. Record One Programme While Watching Another Once recording is in progress, all you need to do is to set the channel controls on the TV for the station you wish to view.
Receiving Stereo and Bilingual Programmes Your unit is equipped with a Sound-Multiplex decoder (A2) and a Digital stereo sound decoder (NICAM) making reception of stereo and bilingual broadcasts possible. When the channel is changed, the type of broadcast being received will be displayed on the TV screen for a few seconds. Type of Broadcast Being On-screen Display Received...
® CODE System Setup The G- timer programming system eliminates the need to CODE input channel, date, start and stop time data when setting the timer record function.Simply key in the G- TV programme you wish to record (found in most TV listings) and the unit's timer is automatically programmed.
® CODE Timer Programming With the G- ® system, timer programming is CODE greatly simplified because each TV programme has a corresponding code number which your unit is able to recognize. INFORMATION and S are different trademarks used to CODE represent the same easy recording feature, but only the term system will be used in the instructions.
Return to the normal screen. Press PROG or ENTER. “PROGRAM COMPLETED” appears on the TV screen for about 5 seconds, then the normal screen appears. If “PROGRAM OVERLAPPED” appears on the TV screen, see page 28. Repeat steps B – F for each additional programme. Engage the unit’s timer mode.
Express Timer Programming If you do not know the G- number for the programme you CODE wish to record, use the following procedure to set your unit to timer-record the programme. Before performing Express Timer Programming: Make sure that the unit’s built-in clock is set properly. Insert a cassette with the safety tab in place.
To Timer-Record Weekly Or Daily Serials: — anytime during steps D through H, press WEEKLY (number key “9”) for weekly serials or DAILY (number key “8”) for daily serials (Monday – Friday). Either “WEEKLY” or “DAILY” appears on the TV screen. Pressing the button again makes the corresponding indication disappear.
Slide to the right. When programmes overlap each other If “PROGRAM OVERLAPPED” appears, you have another programme overlapping the programme you have just made. The Programme Check screen appears and conflicting programmes will start blinking. Example: Programme 1 (you have just made) and Programme 4 overlap each other.
Automatic Satellite Programme Recording This function allows you to automatically record a satellite programme which is timer-programmed on your external satellite receiver. Connect a satellite receiver to the unit’s L-1 Input Connector (INPUT (L-1)) and programme the timer on the satellite receiver. The unit starts or stops recording by the signals input from the satellite receiver.
OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Basic Playback Turn on the TV and select the VCR channel (or AV mode). Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Slide to the right. ATTENTION You can not use the DVD deck when the VCR deck is in the Automatic Satellite Recording standby and recording mode.
Playback Features Turn on the TV and select the VCR channel (or AV mode). Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Slide to the right. ZOOM OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK (cont.) Locating a Desired Scene Using the DVD Menu DVD VIDEO discs generally have their own menus which show the disc contents.
Locating the Start Point of the Item or Skip the Item Press 2 or 6 during playback. Example: To locate the beginning of item B from the current position, press 2 twice. To locate the beginning of item D from the current position, press 6 once.
Slide to the right. REPEAT Repeat Playback You can repeat playback as you like according to the type of disc. DVD VIDEO: during playback Audio CD: during playback or in stop mode Video CD/SVCD: in stop mode or during playback with PBC deactivated Access the repeat mode.
Time Search You can play back a disc from the desired point by specifying the elapsed time from the beginning of the current title (for DVD VIDEO) or the disc (for Audio CD/Video CD) using the Time Search. Access the on-screen bar. Press ON SCREEN twice.
Slide to the right. Angle Selection You can enjoy a variety of scene angles if the DVD VIDEO disc contains “multi-angle” parts, where multiple cameras were used to shoot the same scene from different angles. During playback Access the menu. Press ANGLE.
Sound Effect (3D PHONIC) Using the Sound Effect function (3D PHONIC), you can change the sound field. ● This function works only for analog audio output. Access the selection menu. Press SOUND EFFECT during playback. ● The current setting appears on the TV screen. Select the Sound Effect (3D PHONIC) mode.
Using the on-screen bar You can check disc information while the disc is loaded and you can use some functions using the on-screen bar. The on-screen bar allows you the various playback operations. Slide to the right. How to Access the On-Screen Bar Access the status bar.
Menu Bar Functions for DVD VIDEO Time mode selection During playback, selects the time mode shown in the status bar and on the front display. TOTAL: Current title elapsed time T.REM: Current title remaining time TIME: Current chapter elapsed time REM: Current chapter remaining time Repeat mode (See also page 36) Selects the repeat mode during playback.
MP3/JPEG files Playback Outline This unit can play back MP3 and JPEG files on a personally recorded on CD-R/RW and commercially available CD disc. This unit may be unable to play back the disc due to the characteristics or recording conditions. Precautions About files and folders (groups) on the disc This unit can recognize up to 99 groups and up to 150 files per...
Basic Playback When you insert a disc with groups and files, the control display that shows the contents of the disc automatically appears on the TV screen. ( pg. 42) You can specify and play back the desired group/file from the control display using the following procedure.
Slide to the right. Group/File Selection To start playback by specifying the group/file number A Press the number keys (0-10, +10) to enter the group number. B Press the number keys (0-10, +10) to enter the file number. Example: To select 3: Press 3.
When using a monaural camcorder, connect its AUDIO OUT connector to the AUDIO L input connector on your unit. When a Master Edit Control-equipped JVC camcorder is used, the camcorder is capable of controlling the unit. Refer to the camcorder’s instruction manual for operating procedure.
Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder You can use your unit as the source player or as the recording deck. A When using your unit as the source player: Player TV receiver Audio/video cable VCR channel or AV mode Another recorder Recorder B When using your unit as the recording deck:...
Dubbing (from DVD to VHS) You can dub selected scenes from the DVD disc to a cassette, starting and stopping wherever you wish. However, it is not possible to dub copy-protected discs. In such case, “Err” appears on the front display panel. Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode).
Digital Audio Dubbing Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Recorder Optical cable (not provided) DIGITAL AUDIO OUT Note for connection: Remove the connector cover from the unit and remove the protection cap from the cable.
Remote Control Functions Remote A/B/C/D Code Switching The remote control is capable of controlling four JVC video units independently. Each of the units can respond to one of four codes (A, B, C or D). The remote control is preset to send A code signals because your unit is initially set to respond to A code signals.
Slide to the left. IMPORTANT Although the provided remote control unit is compatible with JVC televisions, it may not work with your JVC TV, or in some instances, may have limited function capability. REMOTE CONTROL (cont.) Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the left.
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS Connecting To A Satellite Receiver Connect the satellite receiver to the AUDIO/VIDEO IN connectors, then connect the AUDIO/VIDEO OUT or S VIDEO OUT connectors to the TV’s connectors. Outdoor unit Satellite cable Satellite receiver AUDIO/VIDEO output connectors Back of unit Mains outlet NOTES: You cannot use Automatic Satellite Programme Recording...
Connecting To A Dolby Digital Decoder or An Amplifier With A Built-in DTS (DVD deck) These instructions enable you to connect your unit to a Dolby Digital Decoder or an amplifier with built-in DTS. Make connections. Connect the optical cable between the unit and the Dolby Digital Decoder or amplifier with a built-in DTS.
SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS Function Set (VHS deck) You can change various mode settings on the Function Set screen by following the procedure described below. For each mode setting, see pages 54 to 55. Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode).
* The default setting is bold in the table below. 8 B.E.S.T. — ON / OFF You can set the B.E.S.T. (Biconditional Equalised Signal Tracking) system to “ON” or “OFF.” ( pg. 25) NOTES: When watching a tape recorded with “B.E.S.T.” set to “ON,” it is recommended that you leave B.E.S.T.
8 AUTO SP]LP TIMER — ON / OFF When this function is set to “ON,” the unit automatically switches to LP mode to allow complete recording if there is not enough tape to record the entire programme while timer- recording in SP mode. For Example: Recording a programme of 210 minutes in length onto a 180- minute tape...
Mode Set (DVD deck) You can change various mode settings on the Mode Set screen by following the procedure described below. For each mode setting, see corresponding pages. MENU LANGUAGE ( AUDIO LANGUAGE ( LANGUAGE SUBTITLE ( ON SCREEN LANGUAGE ( MONITOR TYPE ( PICTURE SOURCE ( PICTURE...
* The default setting is bold in the table below. Picture Settings 8 MONITOR TYPE — 16:9 NORMAL/16:9 MULTI NORMAL / 16:9 AUTO/16:9 MULTI AUTO / 4:3 LB/4:3 MULTI LB / 4:3 PS/4:3 MULTI PS You can select the monitor type depending on the TV used when you play back DVD VIDEO discs recorded for wide-screen TVs.
Playback discs DVD VIDEO with 48 kHz, 16/20/24 bit linear DVD VIDEO with DTS DVD VIDEO with Dolby Digital Audio CD/Video CD Audio CD with DTS MP3 disc NOTES: The unit is not equipped with the DTS decoding function. When you play back a DVD VIDEO or Audio CD disc with DTS, use a DTS decoder to get correct signals from your speakers.
Country/Area Code List for Parental Lock Andorra United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Antigua and Barbuda Anguilla Albania Armenia Netherlands Antilles Angola Antarctica Argentina American Samoa Austria Australia Aruba Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina Barbados Bangladesh Belgium Burkina Faso Bulgaria Bahrain Burundi Benin Bermuda Brunei Darussalam Bolivia...
Tuner Set IMPORTANT Perform the following steps only if — — Auto Channel Set has not been set correctly by Auto Set Up .( pg. 14) — you have moved to a different area or if a new station starts broadcasting in your area. Your unit needs to memorize all necessary stations in channel positions in order to record TV programmes.
Manual Channel Set Store channels that were not stored during Auto Set Up pg. 14) or Auto Channel Set ( pg. 60). Access the Main Menu screen. Press SET UP. Access the Tuner Set screen. Press rt to move the highlight bar (pointer) to “TUNER SET,”...
Slide to the right. Delete A Channel Perform steps A and C of “Manual Channel Set” on page 61 to access the channel list screen before continuing. Select the channel. Press rt until the channel you want to delete begins blinking.
Fine Tuning Channels Already Stored Perform steps A to C of “Manual Channel Set” on page 61 to access the channel list screen before continuing. Select the channel to fine-tune. Press rt until the channel you want to tune begins blinking, then press ENTER twice.
Child Lock Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). Slide the TV/VCR/DVD switch on the remote control to the right. Slide to the right. SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) You can disable the unit’s operation. Set the Child Lock. Press and hold 1 on the remote control for more than 10 seconds while the unit is turned on.
The picture may roll up or down. This can be corrected using the V-HOLD control found on some TVs. (This cannot be corrected if the TV does not have a V-HOLD control.) During search, still, or frame-by-frame playback, the picture will be distorted, and there maybe a loss of colour. HR-XV38SAG/HR-XV38SAS Multi-system tuner (B/G, I, D/K)
TV system you have selected at the TV System Select screen. Tape-To-Tape Editing There are 3 different types of recorded tape, depending on the signal recorded. Recorded tape Playback equipment HR-XV38SAG/HR-XV38SAS Recording circuit SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) Dubbed tape...
“USE CLEANING CASSETTE” message appears on the screen. The video heads may be dirty. ]Use a dry cleaning cassette ECL-3F, or consult your JVC dealer. Breaks are noticeable in Hi-Fi soundtrack. The automatic tracking mode is engaged.
Changing audio/subtitle language is not possible. The disc does not contain audio/subtitles in multiple languages. ]With some discs, the language should be set on the top menu. pg. 34) The subtitles do not appear on the TV screen. The disc does not contain subtitles. The subtitle display is set to off.
TIMER RECORDING (VHS deck) Timer recording won’t work. The clock and/or the timer have been set incorrectly. ]Re-perform the clock and/or timer settings. The timer is not engaged. ]Press # and confirm that “#” is displayed on the front display panel.
GENERAL Power requirement : AC 110 V – 240 V Power consumption Power on : 23 W Power off : 4.5 W Temperature Operating : 5°C to 40°C Storage : –20°C to 60°C Operating position : Horizontal only Dimensions (WxHxD) : 435 mm x 93 mm x 272 mm Weight : 4.2 kg...
LIST OF TERMS ... 36 A-B Repeat Playback ... 4 About Discs ... 38 Angle Selection Audio Language and Sound Selection ... 60 Auto Channel Set ... 14 Auto Set Up Automatic Satellite Programme Recording Check, cancel and change programmes Connecting To A Dolby Digital Decoder or An Amplifier ...