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HR-J235EK
CH SET
STORE
OPERATE
C.MEMORY
A
B
CLOCK
DISPLAY
MODE
2
1
2
3
ADD TIME
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5
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DAILY
WEEKLY
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AUX
C.RESET
CANCEL
0
TIMER
START
STOP
DATE
TV
PROG.
EXPRESS PROGRAMMING
AUDIO MONITOR
TV/VIDEO
TV
VCR
(MONITOR)
TIMER
COUNTER RESET
OPERATE
PUSH JOG
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TV PROG.
+
SP/LP
MULTI BRAND
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
INSTRUCTIONS
REW
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REMAIN
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W
AUTO SP / LP
SP
TIMER
LP
I T R
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CONTENTS
Safety Precautions .................................... 2
Some Do's And Dont's ............................. 3
Basic Connections ................................... 4
Tuner Set .................................................. 8
Clock Set ................................................. 9
Basic Playback ....................................... 11
Playback Features .................................. 12
Basic Recording ..................................... 19
B.E.S.T. Picture System ........................... 20
On-Screen Displays ............................... 22
Recording Features ................................ 23
Information On Video Plus+ .................. 24
Guide Channel Set .............................. 24
Video Plus+ Timer Recording ................. 26
Regular Timer Programming .................. 28
Auto SP/LP Timer ................................. 30
FF
PDC Recording ................................... 30
Timer Warning .................................... 30
Recorder ................................................ 31
Edit From A Camcorder ......................... 32
TM
Multi-Brand Remote Control .................. 33
Storing Channels Manually .................... 34
Delete A Channel .................................. 35
PAL
Set Stations ............................................ 36
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER HR-J235EK CH SET STORE OPERATE C.MEMORY CLOCK DISPLAY MODE ADD TIME DAILY WEEKLY C.RESET CANCEL TIMER START STOP DATE PROG. EXPRESS PROGRAMMING AUDIO MONITOR TV/VIDEO (MONITOR) TIMER COUNTER RESET OPERATE PUSH JOG – TV PROG. SP/LP I T R...
  • Page 2: Video Cassette Recorder

    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. SAFETY FIRST...
  • Page 3: Some Do's And Dont's

    4-STEP QUICK SET UP TUNE THE TV TO YOUR BASIC VIDEO CONNECTION RECORDER PAGE 4 PAGE 5 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 4: Installing Your New Recorder

    Basic Connections Aerial terminal 21-pin SCART connector It's essential that your video recorder be properly connected. Follow these steps carefully. THESE STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY VIDEO OPERATION CAN BE PERFORMED. CHECK CONTENTS Make sure the package contains all of the accessories listed in “Specifications”...
  • Page 5: Tune The Tv To Your Video Recorder

    TV. RESET OUTPUT MODE Return the RF OUT switch to ON. NOTE: If some interference noise is continually seen on the screen, consult your JVC dealer.
  • Page 6: Connection To A Satellite Receiver

    Connection To A Satellite Receiver Satellite Receiver Unit DECODER INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER (cont'd) The AV2 IN socket on the rear panel of your recorder allows simple connection to a satellite receiver. Outdoor Unit Satellite Cable Mains outlet Aerial TV Aerial cable ANT.
  • Page 7 ANT. IN AV2 IN RF OUT AV1 IN/OUT NOTES: When connecting your recorder to a TV equipped with 21-pin SCART connectors, follow the illustration above using the cables shown in gray. For details, check your satellite receiver’s instruction manual. Back of TV 21-pin SCART connectors EXT.2...
  • Page 8: Initial Settings

    Tuner Set NOTES: Fine tuning is performed automatically when you select “AUTO CH SET”. If you want to perform it manually, refer to page 37. To set the tuner manually, refer to “Storing Channels Manually” pg. 34). Your recorder needs to memorise all necessary stations in preset positions in order to record TV programmes.
  • Page 9: Clock Set

    Clock Set If you performed Auto Channel Set ( built-in clock is also set automatically. The Auto and Manual clock setting procedures are necessary when . . . – a power outage of more than 3 minutes occurs. – the tuner has been set manually. –...
  • Page 10: Manual Clock Set

    3,4, PUSH JOG INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.) RETURN TO NORMAL SCREEN Once clock setting is completed, press CLOCK to return to the normal screen. Manual Clock Set SET DATE AND TIME Press PUSH JOG%fi to set the hour, then press OK. The “minutes”...
  • Page 11: Playback

    PLAYBACK Basic Playback 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. LOAD A CASSETTE Make sure the window side is up, the rear label side is facing you and the arrow on the front of the cassette is point toward the recorder.
  • Page 12: Playback Features

    Playback Features PUSH JOG Take advantage of special functions possible with the recorder’s controls or the remote control. NOTE: Refer to the SHUTTLE ring illustration below as you read the following procedures. 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.
  • Page 13 PUSH JOG Variable-Speed Search ACTIVATE VARIABLE-SPEED SEARCH During playback or still, turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right for forward variable-speed search, or to the left for reverse variable-speed search (refer to the illustration on page 12). During playback, press PUSH JOG The more times you press, the faster the playback picture moves.
  • Page 14: Manual Tracking

    REVIEW SP/LP Manual Tracking Your video recorder is equipped with automatic tracking control. During playback, you can override this and adjust the tracking manually by pressing the TV PROG. buttons. OVERRIDE AUTOMATIC TRACKING Press SP/LP on the remote to engage manual tracking. ADJUST TRACKING MANUALLY Press TV PROG.
  • Page 15: Repeat Playback

    OPERATE PAUSE Repeat Playback Your video recorder can automatically play back the whole tape 20 times repeatedly. START PLAYBACK Press PLAY. ACTIVATE REPEAT PLAYBACK Press PLAY and hold for over 5 seconds, then release. The Play indicator ( ) on the display panel blinks slowly.
  • Page 16: Index Search

    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 PUSH JOG “£...
  • Page 17: Counter Memory

    C.RESET SCENE FINDER Scene Finder This function helps you check contents of unlabeled recorded tapes at the touch of a single button. Search REW FF 5 seconds 10 minutes on counter NOTE: Scene Finder cannot be used when the recorder is in the Record mode.
  • Page 18: Ntsc Playback

    A/B CODE 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. The remote control is preset to send A code signals because your video recorder is initially set to respond to A code signals.
  • Page 19: Recording

    RECORDING Basic Recording NUMBER SP/LP 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. LOAD A CASSETTE Insert a cassette with the record safety tab intact. The counter is reset to 0:00:00 and the recorder power comes on automatically.
  • Page 20: Picture System

    B.E.S.T. Picture System RECORD The B.E.S.T. (Biconditional Equalised 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. The default setting for both recording and playback is “ON”. Recording LOAD A CASSETTE Insert a cassette with the record safety tab intact.
  • Page 21 PAUSE RECORD 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. It does not work during recording. In the case of timer recording, the B.E.S.T. system works before recording is initiated.
  • Page 22: On-screen Displays

    On-Screen Displays PUSH JOG The superimposed indication on the TV screen tells you what the recorder is doing. PR. 12 ABCD 23 : 59 31. 12. 95 – WARNING– TIMER RECORDING TO START SOON [CANCEL] M –9 : 59 : 59 REMAIN 9 : 59 You can choose whether or not to have various operational indicators appear on screen, by setting this function ON or OFF.
  • Page 23: Recording Features

    Recording Features C.RESET PUSH JOG Record One Programme While Watching Another SELECT PRESET TO WATCH Once recording is in progress, all you need to do is to set the preset controls on the TV for the station you wish to view. The programme selected with the TV’s preset controls appears on the TV screen while the one selected with the TV PROG.
  • Page 24: Timer Recording

    Information On Video Plus+ NUMBER CANCEL PUSH JOG With Video Plus+, timer programming is greatly simplified because each TV programme has a corresponding code number which your recorder is able to recognise. NOTE: “Guide Channel” (GUIDE CH) refers to the assigned TV station numbers, according to broadcast area, for Video Plus+ timer recording.
  • Page 25 ENTER PLUSCODE NUMBER Press OK, and a cursor GUIDE CH SET appears under “GUIDE 12345 5 CH SET”. Then, using the GUIDE CH NUMBER keys, input the PlusCode (found in most TV listings) of a program scheduled to be broadcast [0 –...
  • Page 26: Video Plus+ Timer Recording

    Video Plus+ Timer Recording NUMBER CANCEL PROG. TIMER RECORDING(cont.) Before performing VideoPlus+ Timer Recording, be sure to read "Information on VideoPlus+" on page 24. First press OPERATE to turn on the recorder. ACCESS TIMER PROGRAM- MING SCREEN Press PROG. The front display panel looks like this: ENTER PLUSCODE NUMBER Press the NUMBER keys to...
  • Page 27 NUMBER SP/LP Satellite Receiver Users To timer-record a satellite broadcast using Video Plus+, perform steps 1 – 6 and, before the selected programme begins, select the appropriate channel on the satellite receiver. Then set the receiver's timer. If your satellite receiver doesn't have a timer, leave the unit's power switched on.
  • Page 28: Regular Timer Programming

    Regular Timer Programming START+/– PROG. TIMER RECORDING(cont.) If you don’t know the PlusCode number for the programme you wish to record, use the following procedure to set your recorder to timer-record the programme. Remember, the clock must be set before you can programme the timer ( pg.
  • Page 29: Check And Cancel Programmes

    NUMBER CANCEL START+/– SP/LP NOTES: For safety, your recorder disables all other functions while in the Timer mode. If you want to use the recorder but its Timer mode is engaged, press TIMER and all other functions are operable. To re-engage the timer, press TIMER. You can programme this recorder to timer-record as many as 8 programmes.
  • Page 30: Auto Sp/lp Timer

    NUMBER "7" Timer Warning If you have programmed your recorder to timer-record a programme or a series of programmes, a warning appears on screen to tell you that the record- ing is to start in 5 minutes. NOTES: The warning only appears if you’re not in the Timer mode at that time.
  • Page 31: Editing

    EDITING Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder NUMBER "0" TV Receiver Player VIDEO PRESET 21-pin SCART Cable (not provided) 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 32: Edit From A Camcorder

    Edit From A Camcorder NUMBER "0" 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 AV1 IN/OUT or AV2 IN connector. SET RECORDER’S INPUT MODE Set to AUX.
  • Page 33: Remote Control

    Turn on the TV using its remote control. Set the remote control’s TV/VCR switch to TV. NOTE: If your TV is a JVC, you don’t have to set the code in step 1. Go to step 2. SET TV BRAND CODE OPERATE Refer to the chart below.
  • Page 34: Using The Confirmation Screen

    NUMBER PUSH JOG USING THE CONFIRMATION SCREEN Storing Channels Manually Store channels that were not stored during Auto Channel Set. ACCESS CH. SET MODE MENU Press and hold CH SET for more than 2 seconds. The Ch. Set Mode menu appears. SELECT MODE Press PUSH JOG%fi...
  • Page 35: Delete A Channel

    CANCEL PUSH JOG Perform steps 1 and 2 on page 34 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. Delete A Channel SELECT ITEM Press PUSH JOG% fi delete begins blinking. DELETE CHANNEL Press CANCEL. The item directly beneath the cancelled one moves up one line.
  • Page 36: Set Stations

    PUSH JOG USING THE CONFIRMATION SCREEN (cont.) Perform steps 1 and 2 on page 34 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. Set Stations (A) SELECT ITEM Press PUSH JOG%fi blinking. Then press OK twice and the station’s name (ID) begins blinking. SELECT NEW STATION Press PUSH JOG %fi...
  • Page 37 PUSH JOG Perform steps 1 and 2 on page 34 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. Fine-Tuning Channels Already Stored SELECT CHANNEL TO FINE-TUNE Press PUSH JOG%fi tune begins blinking. ACCESS MANUAL CH. SET SCREEN Press OK three times. The Manual Ch. Set screen appears.
  • Page 38: Tv Station And Id List

    STATION NAME Anglia TV ANGL ARTE ARTE BBC1 BBC1 BBC2 BBC2 Berlin 1 BLN1 Berlin 2 BLN2 Border TV BORD Bayern1 Bayern3 BRT1 BRT1 BRT2 BRT2 Children Ch CHLD Canal + Channel TV CHNL Central TV CNTR Channel 4 CH 4 Channel 5 CH 5 DR TV...
  • Page 39: Tv Station Channel Number Guide

    TV STATION CHANNEL NUMBER GUIDE Only the main stations are listed. There are in addition many relay stations, and full lists are available from BBC and ITC. BBC1 BBC2 London & South-East Bluebell Hill ... 40 Crystal Palace ... 26 Dover ...
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    Try manual tracking. ( pg. 14) Press PAUSE a few times to remove the noise bars from the screen. Consult your JVC dealer. CORRECTIVE ACTION Insert a cassette, or using adhesive tape, reseal the slot where the tab was removed.
  • Page 41: Other Problems

    ( Recording is in progress. Press PAUSE to pause the recording, change presets, then press PLAY to resume recording. The TV/VCR switch is in the wrong Set the switch to TV. position. CORRECTIVE ACTION pg. 26). CORRECTIVE ACTION...
  • Page 42: 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 43: Index

    INDEX List Of Terms This guide serves as a quick way to loacte frequently used terms and on-screen display names. The first page on which the term appears is listed. Most terms appear more than once in the instruction manual. A/B Code Switch ...
  • Page 44: Front View

    FRONT VIEW COUNTER RESET TIMER OPERATE – TV PROG. SP/LP 1 OPERATE Button turns recorder on/off (loading a cassette also turns power on). 2 TIMER Button engages timer standby mode. pg. 27 3 COUNTER RESET Button resets counter to 0:00:00. pg.
  • Page 45: Rear View

    REAR VIEW 1 Mains Power Cord supplies power to recorder. 2 AV1 IN/OUT SCART Connector enables AV connec- tion to TV or second recorder; input recordable when "AU 1" selected. pg. 4 3 AV2 IN Connector enables connection of satellite receiver or second recorder;...
  • Page 46 REMOTE CONTROL OPERATE CH SET STORE C.MEMORY CLOCK MODE DISPLAY ADD TIME DAILY WEEKLY C.RESET CANCEL TIMER START STOP DATE PROG. EXPRESS PROGRAMMING AUDIO MONITOR TV/VIDEO (MONITOR) PUSH JOG MULTI BRAND REMOTE CONTROL UNIT 1 CH SET Button accesses Ch. Set Mode Menu &...
  • Page 47 The remote control can operate most of your video recorder's functions, as well as basic functions of TV sets 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.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    GENERAL Power requirement Power consumption Temperature Operating Storage Operating position Dimensions (WxHxD) Weight Format Maximum recording time (SP) (LP) VIDEO/AUDIO Signal system Recording system Signal-to-noise ratio Horizontal resolution Frequency range Input/Output TUNER/TIMER TV channel storage capacity Tuning system Channel coverage Aerial output Memory backup time ACCESSORIES...

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