A blank black or blue screen appears. The picture is fuzzy. (VHS playback) Use a cleaning tape designed specifically for D-VHS video heads (JVC D-VHS video head cleaner DFC-2) to clean the video heads. In order to avoid misoperation, set "NAVIGATION" to "OFF" ( Follow the instructions that are provided with the cleaning tape.
Basic Connection Aerial terminal Back of TV 21-pin SCART connector RF Cable (provided) 21-pin SCART Cable (provided) Mains outlet AV1 OUT switch Mains power inlet AV1 IN/OUT ATTENTION: Your TV must have a 21-pin AV input connector (SCART) for the connection to the recorder. AV1 INPUT/OUTPUT SIGNAL SELECTION FOR AV CONNECTION The AV1 IN/OUT connector accepts and delivers either a composite signal (regular video signal) or a Y/C signal (a signal in which the luminance and chrominance signals are separated).
S-VIDEO Connection Back of TV Aerial terminal S-VIDEO IN connector AUDIO IN connectors Mains outlet Mains power inlet Back of Recorder To Connect to A TV With S-VIDEO/AUDIO IN Connectors . . . CONNECT RECORDER TO a– Connect the aerial, recorder and TV as per "Basic Connection"...
Auto Set Up Auto Channel Set/Auto Clock Set/Auto Guide Program Number Set – –:– – International Telephone Country Code BELGIUM : 32 NORGE ESKÁ REPUBLIKA : 42 ÖSTERREICH DANMARK : 45 POLSKA DEUTSCHLAND : 49 PORTUGAL ESPAÑA : 34 SUISSE GREECE : 30 SUOMI ITALIA...
SELECT LANGUAGE Press OK. The Language Set display appears on the front display panel and/or on the screen. If you are referring to the front display panel Press % ﬁ to select your language code. Language Code ENGLISH : 01 NEDERLANDS : 06 DEUTSCH : 02...
Preset Download You can use this function only with the TV offering T-V Link, etc.* * Compatible with TVs offering T-V Link, EasyLink, Megalogic, SMARTLINK, Q-Link, DATA LOGIC or NEXTVIEWLINK via fully- wired 21-pin SCART cable. The degree of compatibility and available functions may differ by system.
Results of Auto Set Up/Preset Download appear on the front display panel When both auto channel set and auto clock set have been completed success- fully the correct current time will be displayed. You can check if the Guide Program numbers have been set correctly when you perform the S pg.
Language Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. – –:– – This recorder offers you the choice to view on-screen messages in 10 different languages. Though Auto Set Up selects the language automatically ( setting manually using this procedure as required. MENU INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.) pg.
On-Screen Displays Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. – –:– – The superimposed indication on the TV screen tells you what the recorder is doing. PR. 12 ABCD 21 : 00 24. 12. 99 –1 : 23 : 45 NORM REMAIN 1 : 00 You can choose whether or not to have various operational...
Power Save Mode Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. – –:– – You can reduce the power consumption while the recorder is turned off. MENU NOTES: During Power Save, the display panel will be turned off. The Just Clock function ( Power Save mode is engaged.
T-V LINK T-V Link Functions When you connect the recorder and your TV via fully-wired 21-pin SCART cable ( pg. 4), the following functions are available. You can use these functions only with the TV offering T-V Link, etc.* For details, refer to the instruction manual for your TV. * Compatible with TVs offering T-V Link, EasyLink, Megalogic, SMARTLINK, Q-Link, DATA LOGIC or NEXTVIEWLINK via fully- wired 21-pin SCART cable.
Colour System Set (S-VHS/VHS Mode Only) – –:– – NOTES: About NTSC Playback Some TVs shrink the picture vertically and place black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. This is not a malfunction on the part of either the video recorder or the TV. The picture may roll up and down.
PLAYBACK Basic Playback Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. The easiest, most basic operation possible with your video recorder is tape playback. Already-recorded signals on a video tape are read by your video recorder and displayed on your TV just like a TV programme.
Playback Features – –:– – ATTENTION (S-VHS/VHS Mode Only) When normal playback resumes from search, still, slow motion or frame-by-frame playback, the picture may jitter vertically momentarily depending on the type of TV being used. In the search, still, slow-motion or frame-by-frame playback mode, the picture will be distorted.
Slow Motion (S-VHS/VHS Mode Only) ACTIVATE SLOW-MOTION PLAYBACK During playback or still, turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right for forward slow motion, or to the left for reverse slow motion (refer to the illustration on page 16). During still picture, press and hold PAUSE for 2 seconds, then release.
– –:– – Index Search Your recorder automatically marks index codes at the beginning of each recording. This function gives you quick access to any one of 9 index codes in either direction. NOTE: Before starting, make sure the recorder is in the Stop mode. ACTIVATE INDEX SEARCH Press displayed on screen and search begins in the corre-...
Digital TBC/NR (S-VHS/VHS Mode Only) Your video recorder is equipped with the Digital TBC (Time Base Corrector) that removes jitter from fluctuating video signals to deliver a stable picture even with old tapes and rental cassettes. The on/off of Digital 3-DNR (Noise Reduction) which cuts noise and enables clear picture reproduction is also linked to this function.
– –:– – AUDIO STOP Repeat Playback Your video recorder can automatically play back the whole tape 50 times repeatedly. START PLAYBACK Press PLAY. ACTIVATE REPEAT PLAYBACK Press PLAY and hold for over 5 seconds, then release. STOP PLAYBACK Press STOP at any time to stop playback. PAUSE NOTES: Pressing PLAY, REW, FF or PAUSE also stops Repeat Playback.
Soundtrack Selection (S-VHS/VHS Mode) Your video recorder is capable of recording three soundtracks (Hi-Fi L, Hi-Fi R and NORM) in the S-VHS/VHS mode and will play back the one you select. During Playback Pressing AUDIO on the remote control changes the soundtrack being played back as follows: TRACK Recorder's Front Panel On-Screen Display...
Basic 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 video recorder. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. STD indicator LS3 indicator NUMBER RECORD D-VHS Recording...
Compatibility Of Cassettes And Recording Mode Recording Mode Cassette D-VHS S-VHS D-VHS S-VHS NOTES: The D-VHS (MTP), S-VHS and VHS mode recordings are possible with this recorder. To record in the D-VHS mode, use a D-VHS cassette. To record in the S-VHS mode, you can use a S-VHS or D- VHS cassette.
Recording Features – –:– – Record One Programme While Watching Another Instant Timer Recording (ITR) This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 8 hours (selectable in 30-min. increments), and shuts the recorder off after recording is finished. TV PROG NOTE: You can only perform ITR using the RECORD button on the...
– –:– – – –:– – 0000 Elapsed Recording Time Indication You can check the exact time of a recording. SET COUNTER DISPLAY Press – –:– – (or DISPLAY) until a counter reading appears on the display panel. RESET COUNTER Press 0000 (or COUNTER RESET) before starting recording or playback.
S-VHS (Super VHS) And VHS Your recorder can also record in either S-VHS or VHS. To record in S-VHS on a D-VHS cassette: Perform the steps 1 – 4 to set "S-VHS" to "AUTO". Then, insert a cassette marked "D-VHS" and press D-VHS to turn off the D-VHS mode.
Receiving Stereo And Bilingual Programmes Your recorder 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 On-screen Display Being Received...
B.E.S.T. Picture System (S-VHS/ VHS Mode Only) Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. – –:– – PLAY RECORD The B.E.S.T. (Biconditional Equalized Signal Tracking) system checks the condition of the tape in use during recording and playback, and compensates to provide the highest-possible recording and playback pictures.
Recording START RECORDING Press and hold RECORD and press PLAY on the remote, or press RECORD on the recorder. DURING B.E.S.T. B.E.S.T. COMPLETE The recorder spends approximately 7 seconds assessing the condition of the tape, then begins recording. NOTES: The B.E.S.T. system works for both SP and LP modes only after a tape has been inserted and the Record mode is first initiated.
Timer Programming Before performing the S Make sure that the recorder's built-in clock is set properly. Insert a cassette with the safety tab in place. The recorder will come on automatically. Set the appropriate recording mode (D-VHS, S-VHS or VHS) ( pg.
‰TIMER indicator – –:– – VPS/PDC PROG STOP+/– Satellite Tuner Users To timer-record a satellite broadcast using the S system: 1 Set "AV2 SELECT" to "AV2" or "SAT" ( 2 Perform steps 1 – 7. 3 Set the satellite tuner to the appropriate channel before the selected programme begins.
Express Timer Programming Before performing Express Timer Programming: Make sure that the recorder's built-in clock is set properly. Insert a cassette with the safety tab in place. The recorder will come on automatically. Set the appropriate recording mode (D-VHS, S-VHS or VHS) ( pg.
ENTER CHANNEL POSITION Press TV PROG +/–. SET TAPE SPEED D-VHS mode: Press STD/LS3 ( ) to set the tape speed. S-VHS or VHS mode: Press SP/LP ( ) to set the tape speed. SET VPS/PDC MODE Press VPS/PDC to select "ON" or "OFF". If "VPS/PDC ON"...
– –:– – VPS/PDC START+/– NOTE: You can also check the programmes on the display panel even if the recorder's power is off (unless the recorder is in the Power Save mode pg. 12) or the recorder is in the Timer mode; however, it is not possible to cancel or replace the programmes.
– –:– – MENU Auto SP LP Timer (S-VHS/VHS Mode Only) If, when timer-recording in SP mode, there is not enough tape to record the entire programme, the recorder automatically switches to LP mode to allow complete recording. For Example . . . Recording a programme of 210 minutes in length onto a 180- minute tape Approximately 150 minutes...
– –:– – Auto Timer When the Auto Timer is set to ON the timer is automatically engaged when the recorder power is turned off and automati- cally disengaged when the recorder is powered back on. MENU NOTE: For safety, when Auto timer is set to "OFF", all other recorder functions are disabled while the Timer mode is engaged.
Automatic Satellite Programme Recording REC LINK indicator ATTENTION Be sure not to turn on the satellite tuner before the programme is executed; otherwise, the recorder will start recording when the satellite tuner's power is turned on. If you have connected another appliance other than a satellite tuner to the AV2 IN/DECODER connector, be sure not to engage the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode;...
Navigation Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. NAVIGATION – –:– – NAVIGATION This function is useful when you wish to quickly find out what programmes you have recorded on a tape with this recorder. This function allows you to select a programme to watch, and then automatically searches for the start of the programme.
Checking Memory You can check the amount of recorded information in the memory. ACCESS MAIN MENU SCREEN Press MENU. ACCESS VIDEO NAVIGATION SCREEN Press % ﬁ to move the highlight bar (pointer) to "VIDEO NAVIGATION", then press OK or CHECK MEMORY Press % ﬁ...
Title Editing When you record a TV programme with this recorder, the recorder automatically records the recording start time, date, and channel in each programme title. If the tape is recorded for the first time, the tape number and the date and time are recorded in the tape title.
Press NUMBER key, then press to enter each character. Refer to the example below. (Ex.) Enter "JVC NEWS" Press 5 (JKL) once to enter "J", then press Press 8 (TUV) three times to enter "V", then press Press 2 (ABC) three times to enter "C", then press Press 0 ( ) twice to enter "...
– –:– – Delete Tape Data Perform steps 1 to 4 of "Edit Tape Title" on page 40 before continuing. MENU VIDEO NAVIGATION (cont.) SELECT TAPE TITLE Press % ﬁ to move the ] 0114 18.03.99 - highlight bar (pointer) to 20:00 27.02.99 BBC2 22:00 26.02.99 BBC1 the tape number you want...
– –:– – MENU Delete Programme Data Perform steps 1 to 4 of "Edit Tape Title" on page 40 before continuing. SELECT PROGRAMME Press % ﬁ to move the highlight bar (pointer) to the programme you want to delete, then press DELETE PROGRAMME DATA Press % ﬁ...
– –:– – Sorting By Tape Number If you have recorded a lot of tapes with this recorder, this function is useful for finding out what is recorded on each tape. ACCESS MAIN MENU SCREEN Press MENU. ACCESS VIDEO NAVIGATION SCREEN Press % ﬁ...
Sorting By Date If you have recorded a lot of tapes with this recorder, this function is useful for searching for tape numbers sorted by date. Perform steps 1 to 3 of "Sorting By Tape Number" on page 44 before continuing. ACCESS DATE SCREEN Press % ﬁ...
– –:– – NUMBER "1" Remote A/B Code Switching The remote control is capable of controlling two JVC video recorders independently; one set to respond to the remote control’s A code control signals and another set to respond to B code control signals.
NUMBER keys. IMPORTANT Although the provided remote control unit is compatible with JVC televisions, as well as many other models, it may not work with your TV, or in some instances, may have limited function capability. TV BRAND NAME...
Turn off the satellite tuner using its remote control. IMPORTANT Although the provided remote control unit is compatible with JVC satellite tuners, as well as many other models, it may not work with your satellite tuner, or in some instances, may have limited function capability.
EDITING Preparation For Editing (S-VHS/VHS Mode Only) Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. – –:– – Advantages Of S-VHS Video Recorders You can edit from VHS to S-VHS, S-VHS to VHS, or, from S-VHS to S-VHS. From VHS to S-VHS: Record VHS playback signals in the S-VHS mode.
When using a monaural camcorder, connect its AUDIO OUT connector to the AUDIO L input connector on your recorder. When a Master Edit Control-equipped JVC camcorder is used, the camcorder is capable of controlling the recorder. Refer to the camcorder’s instruction manual for operating procedure.
Mini-Plug Cable DIGITAL 3R NEXT PAGE (not provided) [5∞] = (JVC camcorder only) [MENU] : EXIT When there are four DV audio channels (32kHz): SOUND1: Records the two channels (L/R) of DV SOUND2: Records the two channels (L/R) of DV...
Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder – –:– – NUMBER "0" You can use your video recorder as the source player or as the recording deck. MENU TV PROG EDITING (cont.) MAKE CONNECTIONS Connect the player’s 21-pin SCART connector to the recorder’s 21-pin SCART connector as illustrated on page 53.
TV Receiver (AV mode) Player 21-pin SCART Cable (not provided) Another recorder Recorder TV Receiver (AV mode) Recorder S-Video Cable (provided) 21-pin SCART Cable (not provided) Another recorder Player NOTES: All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer. For Y/C signal input/output, be sure to use a 21-pin SCART cable that is compatible with the Y/C signal. When you select EDIT to dub tapes in step 4, be sure to select AUTO (or NORM when B.E.S.T.
AV1 SELECT Setting Set "AV1 SELECT" to the appropriate mode depending on the type of unit connected to the rear panel AV1 IN/OUT connector of this recorder. Press MENU to access the Main Menu screen. Press %ﬁ to move the highlight bar (pointer) to "MODE SET", then press OK or Press %ﬁ...
Synchro Editing (S-VHS/VHS Mode Only) Recorder SYNCHRO EDIT connector Player Camcorder To LANC connector The Synchro Editing function synchronizes the start of the playback and recording operations when starting an edit operation using a camcorder with LANC connector and your video recorder.
With the optional JLIP VIDEO CAPTURE BOX GV-CB3E: Allows you to capture still images from the recorder into a personal computer. For further details consult your nearest JVC dealer. JLIP ID Number Your recorder has its own JLIP ID number. This ID number must be unique when your recorder is connected to another device via its J terminal.
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS Connection To A Satellite Tuner Simple Connections This is an example of simple connection if you don't have a decoder. Connect the satellite tuner to the video recorder's AV2 IN/ DECODER connector, then connect the recorder's AV1 IN/OUT connector to the TV's 21-pin SCART connector.
Perfect Connections This is an example of recommended connection if you have both satellite tuner and decoder. Connect the decoder to the satellite tuner's connector, AV1 IN/ OUT connector to TV's connector, and AV2 IN/DECODER connector to the satellite tuner's connector. Then connect the satellite tuner and TV.
Basic Connections This is an example of basic connection if you have both satellite tuner and decoder. Connect the decoder to the satellite tuner's connector and AV1 IN/OUT connector to the satellite tuner's connector. Then connect the satellite tuner and TV. Outdoor Unit Satellite Cable Satellite Tuner Unit...
Connecting/ Using A Decoder TV Receiver RF Cable (provided) AV1 IN/OUT AV2 IN/DECODER Decoder SYSTEM CONNECTIONS (cont.) The AV2 IN/DECODER connector can be used as an input terminal for an external decoder (descrambler). Simply connect a decoder and you can enjoy the variety of programming that is available through scrambled channels.
Connecting/ Using A Stereo System Stereo Amplifier Speaker Television Mains outlet Rear View MAKE CONNECTIONS Connect the AUDIO OUT L and R connectors on your video recorder to the AUX IN or TAPE MONITOR terminals on your stereo system’s receiver or amplifier. NOTES: When connecting your recorder’s audio output connectors to a stereo amplifier, make sure you connect L and R correctly.
Tuner Set Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. – –:– – IMPORTANT Perform the following steps only if — — Auto Channel Set has not been set correctly by Auto Set Up function or by Preset Download ( —...
– –:– – IMPORTANT In certain reception conditions, station names may not be stored correctly, and auto Guide Program Number Set may not work properly. If the Guide Program numbers are not set properly, when you timer-record a TV programme using , the recorder will record a TV programme of a different station.
– –:– – NUMBER Storing Channels Manually Store channels that were not stored during Auto Set Up ( 6), Preset Download ( pg. 8) or Auto Channel Set ( ACCESS MAIN MENU Press MENU. ACCESS CONFIRMATION SCREEN Press %ﬁ to move the highlight bar (pointer) to "MANUAL CH SET", then press OK or tion screen appears.
Delete A Channel Perform steps 1 and 2 of "Storing Channels Manually" on page 64 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. SELECT ITEM Press % ﬁ until the item you want to delete begins blinking. DELETE CHANNEL Press The item directly beneath the cancelled one moves up one line.
Set Stations (A) Set station names that are registered in your recorder. Perform steps 1 and 2 of "Storing Channels Manually" on page 64 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. SELECT ITEM Press %ﬁ until the item you want begins blinking. ACCESS MANUAL CHANNEL SET SCREEN Press OK twice.
TV Station And ID List STATION NAME 1000 TV1000 3SAT 3SAT ADLT ADULT ANT3 ANTENA3 ARTE ARTE BBC GROUP BBC1 BBC1 BBC2 BBC2 BAYERN3 CANAL PLUS PORTUGUSES CAN5 CANALE5 CANV KETNET CANVAS CHANNEL4 CHANNEL5 CHLD CHILD CINE CINEMA CLUB TELECLUB CSUR ANDALUCIA DISC...
– –:– – Fine-Tuning Channels Already Stored MENU SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) Perform steps 1 and 2 of "Storing Channels Manually" on page 64 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. SELECT CHANNEL TO FINE-TUNE Press % ﬁ until the channel you want to tune begins blinking.
IMPORTANT Normally, Auto Set Up ( pg. 6), Preset Download ( automatically. You need to set the Guide Program Numbers manually only in the following cases. When timer-programming with the S on your recorder, is not selected or when you add a channel after Auto Set Up or Auto Channel Set has taken place. —...
Clock Set Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. – –:– – Just Clock The Just Clock function provides accurate time keeping through automatic adjustments at regular intervals, by reading data from a PDC signal. The Just Clock option can be set "ON" or "OFF" at the Clock Set screen (the default setting is "OFF").
– –:– – MENU SET JUST CLOCK The default setting is "OFF". Set as desired by pressing %ﬁ, then press OK or For the Just clock function, If you set to "OFF", you can disregard the next step as you won’t be able to receive regular clock adjustments. SET CLOCK DATA SOURCE CHANNEL POSITION The recorder is preset to receive clock setting and...
If you are using the AV or S-VIDEO connection, set the TV to its AV mode. Try manual tracking. ( pg. 17) Consult your JVC dealer. Engage and adjust tracking manually pg. 17), or set the soundtrack to "NORM" ( pg. 21).
TIMER RECORDING SYMPTOM 1. Timer recording won’t work. 2. Timer programming is not possible. 3. "‰" and "]" on the display panel won’t stop blinking. 4. The cassette is automatically ejected, and "‰" and "]" on the display panel won’t stop blinking. 5.
Error Code Some error codes may appear on the TV screen when operating the recorder. Refer to the chart below for the solution. ERROR CODE When a signal in which only the analog information is copy protected has been input for the dubbing in D-VHS mode.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS PLAYBACK Q. What happens if the end of the tape is reached during playback or search? A. The tape is automatically rewound to the beginning. Q. Can the video recorder indefinitely remain in the still mode? A. No. It stops automatically after 5 minutes to protect the heads.
The remote control can operate most of your video recorder's functions, as well as basic functions of TV sets and satellite tuners of JVC and other brands. ( Point the remote control toward the sensor window. The maximum operating distance of the remote control is about 8 m.
Remote Control LCD The remote control can operate not only the video recorder but also some of your TV and satellite tuner's functions. The LCD indicates which of these (VIDEO, TV or CABLE/SAT) the remote control can currently operate. When you first purchase the remote control, or after you have just replaced the batteries, VIDEO A (A code) is selected.
GENERAL Power requirement : AC 220 – 240 V`, 50/60 Hz Power consumption Power on : 36 W Power off : 8.7 W Temperature Operating : 5°C to 40°C Storage : –20°C to 60°C Operating position : Horizontal only Dimensions (WxHxD) : 468 x 145 x 369 mm Weight : 8.0 kg Maximum recording time...
LIST OF TERMS A/B Code ...46 Audio Rec Mode ... 27 Auto Set Up ... 6 Auto SP LP Timer ... 35 Auto Timer ... 36 Automatic Satellite Programme Recording ... 37 Aux Input ...50 B.E.S.T. Picture System ... 28 Cancel Timer Programme ...
Auto Set Up The Auto Set Up function sets the tuner channels, clock and Guide Program numbers automatically. BEFORE YOU START PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT: The TV aerial cable is connected to the ANT.IN jack on the rear panel of the video recorder. The video recorder's mains power cord is connected to a mains outlet.