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JVC HR-J231MS Instructions Manual

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VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
HR-J231MS
Press and hold TV button while pressing
OPERATE, TV PROG.+ / -, TV/ VIDEO
DISPLAY
OPERATE
PROG.
TV/VIDEO
PICTURE
CLOCK
1
2
3
START
STOP
DATE
4
5
6
ADD
DAILY(M-F)
WEEKLY
7
8
9
AUX
0
TIMER
TV
CANCEL
OK
C.RESET
C.MEMORY
TV PROG.
VOL.
OPERATE
PUSH JOG
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
INSTRUCTIONS
CH SET
AUTO SP/LP
INTELLIGENT
TIMER
PICTURE
TV
R E C
SP LP
PROG
PLAY
NTSC
M
TIMER
CONTENTS
Safety Precautions .................................... 2
Basic Connections ................................... 3
Select Television System .......................... 4
On-Screen Displays ................................. 5
Tuner Set .................................................. 6
Clock Set ................................................. 9
Basic Playback ....................................... 10
Playback Features .................................. 11
Basic Recording ..................................... 14
Recording Features ................................ 15
Timer Programming ............................... 16
Auto SP/LP Timer ............................... 17
Recorder ................................................ 18
Edit From A Camcorder ......................... 19
2
3
OK
5/8
COLOUR
q
SYSTEM
STORE
PAL NTSC
ENGLISH
2
3
5
10
14
16
18
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PU30425-1840

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER HR-J231MS Press and hold TV button while pressing OPERATE, TV PROG.+ / –, TV/ VIDEO DISPLAY OPERATE PROG. TV/VIDEO PICTURE CLOCK START STOP DATE DAILY(M-F) WEEKLY TIMER CANCEL C.RESET C.MEMORY TV PROG. VOL. OPERATE PUSH JOG AUTO SP/LP...
  • Page 2: Safety First

    ABOUT HEAD CLEANING Accumulation of dirt and other particles on the video heads may cause the playback picture to become blurred or inter- rupted. Be sure to contact your nearest JVC dealer if such troubles occur.
  • Page 3: Installing Your New Recorder

    INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER Basic Connections Aerial terminal Back of TV RF Cable (provided) AV-IN terminals AV Cable (not provided) Mains Power Cord Mains outlet AUDIO OUT/ VIDEO OUT It's essential that your video recorder be properly connected. Follow these steps carefully. THESE STEPS MUST BE COM- PLETED BEFORE ANY VIDEO OPERATION CAN BE PER- FORMED.
  • Page 4: Tune The Tv To Your Video Recorder

    If CH36 is occupied by a local station, adjust the RF output channel adjustment screw to use another channel between CH32 and CH40 instead. If some interference noise is continually seen on the screen, consult your JVC dealer. SET TEST/SYSTEM SWITCH Switch position Set to the appropriate position depending on your TV system.
  • Page 5: Initial Settings

    INITIAL SETTINGS On-Screen Displays Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). TV PROG.5∞ The superimposed indication on the TV screen tells you what the recorder is doing. PR. 12 23 : 59 31. 12. 96 M –9 : 59 : 59 You can choose whether or not to have various operational indicators appear on screen, by setting this function ON or OFF.
  • Page 6: Tuner Set

    Tuner Set Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.) Your recorder needs to memorise all necessary stations in channel positions in order to record TV programmes. Once stored, you can call them up with the TV PROG. buttons without going through any vacant channels.
  • Page 7 SELECT POSITION Press TV PROG.5/∞ until an open position in which SELECT NUMBER you want to store a TV PROG. channel appears, then press OK. [TV PROG5∞] = [CH SET] :EXIT STORE CHANNEL If fine tuning is not necessary, simply press STORE.
  • Page 8 INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.) Fine-Tuning Channels Already Stored TURN ON THE RECORDER Press OPERATE. ACCESS CHANNEL SET MODE SELECT SCREEN Press and hold CH SET for more than 2 seconds. The Channel Set Mode Select screen appears. SELECT MODE Press TV PROG.5/∞ to place the pointer next to "FINE OPERATE TUNING", then press OK.
  • Page 9: Clock Set

    Clock Set Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). CLOCK NUMBER5∞ TV PROG. NOTE: If, in step 7, the year digits are automatically cleared, it is possible that you have input 29th February for a non-leap year. Input the correct data.
  • Page 10: Playback

    Basic Playback Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or 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.
  • Page 11: Playback Features

    Playback Features Take advantage of special functions possible with the recorder’s controls or the remote control. Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback PAUSE DURING PLAYBACK Press PAUSE. If there is vertical jitter, use the TV PROG. buttons to correct the picture. ACTIVATE FRAME-BY-FRAME PLAYBACK Press PAUSE.
  • Page 12: Instant Review

    REVIEW Instant ReView Simply by pressing a single button, the recorder 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. NOTES: Before starting, make sure that the recorder is off and that the Timer mode is disengaged.
  • Page 13: Tape Position Indicator

    Tape Position Indicator The tape position indicator appears on screen when, from the Stop mode, you press FF, REW or perform an Index Search. The position of “5” in relation to “0” (beginning) or “+” (end) shows you where you are on the tape. ”O.S.D.”...
  • Page 14: Recording

    Basic Recording Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). TV PROG. NUMBER SP/LP/EP RECORD 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.
  • Page 15: Recording Features

    Recording Features TV PROG. Record One Programme While Watching Another SELECT CHANNEL TO WATCH 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. The programme selected with the TV’s channel controls appears on the TV screen while the one selected with the TV PROG.
  • Page 16: Timer Recording

    Timer Programming Remember, the clock must be set before you can programme the timer ( pg. 9). AUTO SP/LP indicator PROG. NUMBER DAILY SP/LP/EP Before performing the following steps: Insert a cassette with the safety tab in place. The recorder will come on automatically.
  • Page 17: Check And Cancel Programmes

    In case of a power failure after programming, the recorder’s memory backup keeps your selections for 18 hours. Backup time becomes shorter as the unit's internal parts become old. When this occurs, please consult your nearby JVC dealer. Check And Cancel Programmes ACCESS TIMER PROGRAM-...
  • Page 18: Editing

    Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder TV Receiver Player VIDEO CHANNEL RF Cable (provided) Another recorder Recorder You can use your video recorder as the source player or the recording deck. MAKE CONNECTIONS Connect the player’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connector to the recorder’s AUDIO/VIDEO IN connector.
  • Page 19: Edit From A Camcorder

    Edit From A Camcorder You can use a camcorder as the source player and your video recorder as the recorder. MAKE CONNECTIONS Connect the camcorder’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connectors to the recorder’s AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN connectors. SET RECORDER’S INPUT MODE Press NUMBER key “0”.
  • Page 20: Information On Multi-system Compatibility

    SECAM signals will always be recorded as MESECAM. Select the AUTO or the MESECAM mode when recording SECAM signals. When playing back a SECAM tape, select the AUTO or the MESECAM mode. The playback picture will always be monochrome. HR-J231MS Recording circuit Multi-system MESECAM tuner (B/G, D/K) NTSC 3.58...
  • Page 21: Tape-to-tape Editing

    There are 4 different types of recorded tape, depending on the signal recorded. Recorded tape Playback equipment MESECAM MESECAM SECAM NTSC 3.58 MHz NTSC NTSC 4.43 MHz HR-J231MS Built-in RFconverter G, K HR-J231MS MESECAM Recording circuit SECAM NTSC 3.58 MHz NTSC 4.43 MHz...
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    Press TV PROG.5 or ∞ a few times to remove the noise bars from the screen. The video heads may be dirty. Consult your JVC dealer. The wrong colour system is selected Select the correct colour system by for the tape being played back.
  • Page 23: Other Problems

    RECORDING SYMPTOM 1. Recording cannot be started. 2. TV broadcasts cannot be recorded. 3. Tape-to-tape editing is not possible. 4. Camcorder recording is not possible. TIMER RECORDING SYMPTOM 1. Timer recording won’t work. 2. On-screen timer programming is not possible. 3.
  • Page 24: 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.
  • Page 25: Index

    INDEX FRONT VIEW OPERATE AUTO SP/LP TIMER 1 OPERATE Button ( pg. 4) 2 Cassette Loading Slot 3 CH SET Button ( pg. 6) 4 Rewind [REW] Button ( pg. 10) 5 PLAY Button ( pg. 10) OK Button ( pg.
  • Page 26: Display Panel

    DISPLAY PANEL SP LP R E C NTSC PLAY TIMER 1 PLAY Indicator ( pg. 10) 2 REC Indicator ( pg. 14) 3 NTSC Indicator ( pg. 20) 4 Tape Speed Indicators ( pg. 14) 5 Clock/Counter/Channel Display ( 6 ”Cassette Loaded” Mark 7 Counter Memory Indicator ( 8 ”Timer”...
  • Page 27 The maximum operating distance of the remote control is about 8 m. Operating JVC TVs You can also use the recorder's remote control to operate a JVC television. To operate your TV, press and hold down the TV button while you press OPERATE, or TV PROG.
  • Page 28: Specifications

    GENERAL Power requirement Rating : AC 110 – 240 V`, 50/60 Hz Operating : AC 090 – 260 V`, 50/60 Hz Power consumption : 17 W Temperature Operating : 5°C to 40°C Storage : –20°C to 60°C Operating position : Horizontal only Dimensions (WxHxD) : 400 x 94 x 276 mm Weight...

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