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JVC HR-J238E Instructions Manual

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HR-J438E
HR-J238E
CH SET
STORE
OPERATE
C.MEMORY
A
B
CLOCK
MODE
DISPLAY
2
1
2
3
ADD TIME
4
5
6
DAILY
WEEKLY
7
8
9
C.RESET
AUX
0
CANCEL
TIMER
TV
START
STOP
DATE
PROG.
EXPRESS PROGRAMMING
AUDIO MONITOR
TV/VIDEO
TV
VCR
(MONITOR)
AUDIO
TIMER
DUBBING
OPERATE
PUSH JOG
VIDEO
AUDIO
- TV PROG. +
MULTI BRAND
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
The recorder illustrations appearing in this
instruction manual are of the HR-J438E.
INSTRUCTIONS
REMAIN
VIDEO
D
W
AUTO SP / LP
SP
TIMER
SP/LP
LP
I T R
EP
D
M
CONTENTS
Safety Precautions .................................... 2
Basic Connections ................................... 3
Connecting/Using A Decoder .................. 4
Tuner Set .................................................. 5
Clock Set ................................................. 7
Basic Playback ......................................... 9
Playback Features .................................. 10
Basic Recording ..................................... 14
B.E.S.T. Picture System ........................... 15
On-Screen Displays ............................... 17
Recording Features ................................ 18
Information On ShowView .................... 19
Guide Prog. Number Set ..................... 19
ShowView Timer Recording ................... 21
Regular Timer Programming .................. 23
REW
FF
PDC/VPS Recording ............................ 24
6
Timer Warning .................................... 24
q
TV PROG /
SHUTTLE
JOG
Audio Dubbing [J438E only] .................. 25
Recorder ................................................ 26
Edit From A Camcorder ......................... 27
Multi-Brand Remote Control .................. 28
Storing Channels Manually .................... 29
Delete A Channel .................................. 29
PAL
Set Stations ............................................ 30
ENGLISH
2
3
5
9
14
19
25
28
29
31
32
34
35
36
EN
PU30425-1871-1

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER HR-J438E HR-J238E CH SET STORE OPERATE C.MEMORY CLOCK MODE DISPLAY ADD TIME DAILY WEEKLY C.RESET CANCEL TIMER START STOP DATE PROG. EXPRESS PROGRAMMING AUDIO MONITOR TV/VIDEO (MONITOR) AUDIO TIMER DUBBING OPERATE PUSH JOG VIDEO AUDIO – TV PROG. +...
  • Page 2: Video Cassette Recorder

    Use a SECAM-L recorder to record SECAM-L signals. For Italy: "It is declared that this product, brand JVC, conforms to the Ministry Decree n. 548 of 28 Aug.'95 published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic n. 301 of 28 Dec.'95"...
  • Page 3: Installing Your New Recorder

    INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER Basic Connections Back of TV 21-pin SCART connector Aerial terminal RF Cable (provided) 21-pin SCART Cable Mains Power Cord RF TEST switch Mains outlet Tune The TV To Your Video Recorder It's essential that your video recorder be properly connected. Follow these steps carefully.
  • Page 4: Connecting/using A Decoder

    CH32 and CH40 instead. If some interference noise is continually seen on the screen, consult your JVC dealer. 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.
  • Page 5: Initial Settings

    INITIAL SETTINGS Tuner Set TV/VIDEO Your recorder needs to memorise all necessary stations in channel positions in order to record TV programmes. ATS+ (Auto Tuning System) automatically assigns all receivable stations in your area to call them up with the TV PROG. buttons without going through any vacant channels.
  • Page 6 INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.) VIEW CONFIRMATION SCREEN The stations your recorder located appear on a Confirmation screen — channel positions (PR), channels (CH) and station names (ID– view the next page of the listing, press PUSH JOG %fi . The blueback screen and the program currently being broadcast by the highlighted station appear alternately for 5 seconds each.
  • Page 7: Clock Set

    Clock Set TV/VIDEO PUSH JOG 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 60 minutes occurs. –...
  • Page 8: Auto Clock Set

    PUSH JOG NOTES: Auto Clock and Just Clock require a PDC signal, and will not operate with a VPS signal. Just Clock (when set to "ON") enables adjustment of the recorder's built-in clock every hour on the hour, except for 11 o'clock in the evening and midnight.
  • Page 9: 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 10: Playback Features

    Playback Features 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 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 11: Manual Tracking

    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.
  • Page 12: Index Search

    Scene Finder This function helps you check contents of unlabeled recorded tapes at the touch of a single button. Search Search REW FF REW FF 5 seconds 10 minutes 5 seconds 10 minutes on counter on counter NOTES: Scene Finder cannot be used when the recorder is in the Record mode.
  • Page 13: Tape Remaining Time

    SECAM signals that have been recorded on a MESECAM-compatible PAL video recorder. 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.
  • Page 14: Recording

    Basic Recording RECORD 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 15: 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 16 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 17: 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 18: Recording Features

    Recording Features C.RESET Record One Programme While Watching Another If your recorder is connected to the TV via AV connection, ..press TV/VIDEO. The recorder's VIDEO indicator and the TV broadcast being recorded disappear. 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...
  • Page 19: Timer Recording

    TIMER RECORDING Information On ShowView NUMBER CANCEL PUSH JOG With ShowView, timer programming is greatly simplified because each TV programme has a corresponding code number which your recorder is able to recognise. NOTE: “Guide Prog. Number” (GUIDE PROG) refers to the assigned TV station numbers, according to broadcast area, for ShowView timer recording.
  • Page 20: When Using A Satellite Tuner

    ENTER SHOWVIEW NUMBER Press OK, and a cursor appears above “GUIDE 12345 5 PROG”. Then, using the GUIDE PROG TV PROG NUMBER keys, input the ShowView number (found in most TV listings) of a program scheduled to be [0 – 9] = broadcast on each station on the list from step 1, When entering a ShowView...
  • Page 21: Showview Timer Recording

    ShowView Timer Recording NUMBER CANCEL PROG. Before performing ShowView timer recording, be sure to read "Information On ShowView" ( Turn on the recorder first and perform the following steps. ACCESS TIMER PROGRAM- MING SCREEN Press PROG. The front display panel looks like this: ENTER SHOWVIEW NUMBER Press the NUMBER keys to...
  • Page 22 NUMBER SP/LP TIMER RECORDING(cont.) SET TAPE SPEED (J438E ONLY) Press SP/LP to set the tape speed. RETURN TO NORMAL SCREEN Press OK. Repeat steps 1–5 for each additional programme. ENGAGE RECORDER’S TIMER MODE Press TIMER. NOTE: For safety, your recorder disables all other functions while in the Timer mode.
  • Page 23: Regular Timer Programming

    Regular Timer Programming If you don’t know the SowView 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 24: Check And Cancel Programmes

    Check And Cancel Programmes ACCESS PROGRAMME SCREEN Press PROG CHECK. Each time you press the next program’s information appears. Press OK and watch the front display panel as the Start and Stop times, the Date and the Channel Position appear. If the recorder is turned on and the TV is set to its VIDEO mode, you can check program information on screen as well.
  • Page 25: Editing

    EDITING Audio Dubbing (J438E only) Your recorder AUDIO IN Audio cable Audio component (CD player etc.) Audio dubbing replaces the normal audio sound of a previously recorded tape with a new soundtrack. CONNECT AUDIO SOURCE Connect using the AUDIO IN connector on the recorder's front panel.
  • Page 26: Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder

    Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder TV Receiver Player AV2 SELECT VIDEO switch 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 27: Edit From A Camcorder

    Connect the camcorder’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connectors to the recorder’s front panel AUDIO/VIDEO input connectors. 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.
  • Page 28: 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 29: Using The Confirmation Screen

    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 Language screen appears. Press OK. The Ch. Set Mode menu appears.
  • Page 30: Set Stations

    Perform steps 1 and 2 of "Storing Channels Manually" on page 29 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. Set Stations (A) SELECT ITEM Press PUSH JOG%fi until the item you want begins blinking. Then press OK twice and the station’s name (ID) begins blinking.
  • Page 31: Tv Station And Id List

    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 CHANNEL4 CHANNEL5 CHLD CHILD CINE CINEMA CLUB TELECLUB CSUR ANDALUCIA DISC DISCOVERY DR TV ETB1...
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    Try manual tracking. ( pg. 11) 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 33: Other Problems

    TV. The TV’s volume is too high. Those channels have been desig- nated to be skipped. Recording is in progress. The TV/VCR switch is in the wrong position. After the manual settings were made, Auto Channel Set was performed.
  • Page 34: 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 35: Specifications

    CCIR monochrome signal, 625 lines/50 fields Recording system : DA4 (Double Azimuth) head helical scan system (HR-J438E) Rotary two-head helical scan system (HR-J238E) Signal-to-noise ratio : 45 dB Horizontal resolution : 250 lines Frequency range : 70 Hz to 10,000 Hz...
  • Page 36: 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 ... A-Code Signals ...
  • Page 37: Front View

    FRONT VIEW AUDIO TIMER DUBBING OPERATE VIDEO AUDIO – TV PROG. + SP/LP *Remove the cap to use the front panel connectors. 1 OPERATE Button ( pg. 5) 2 TIMER Button ( pg. 22) 3 AUDIO DUBBING Button [J438E] ( COUNTER RESET Button [J238E] ( 4 Cassette Loading Slot 5 RECORD Button (...
  • Page 38: Display Panel

    DISPLAY PANEL I T R 1 and 2 Symbolic Mode Indicators STILL: PLAY: FORWARD SLOW: STILL: REVERSE SLOW: REW: RECORD: FF VARIABLE RECORD PAUSE: SHUTTLE SEARCH: REW VARIABLE AUDIO SHUTTLE SEARCH: DUBBING: AUDIO DUBBING REVERSE PLAY: PAUSE: * The indicator will blink during turbo search. ** J438E only REMAIN VIDEO...
  • Page 39 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 40 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Japan COPYRIGHT © 1996 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. 0396YOV...

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