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HR-J455EK
HR-J256EK
HR-J255EK
HR-J255ES
TV
TV/VCR
AUDIO
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VPS/PDC
DAILY/QTDN.
WEEKLY/HEBDO
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AUX
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START
STOP
DATE
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DEBUT
FIN
PROG
EXPRESS
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STANDBY/ON
SP/LP
REC LINK
INSTRUCTIONS
DISPLAY
TV PROG
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CONTENTS
Safety Precautions ...................... 2
Some Do's And Don'ts ............... 3
CHECK THE CONTENTS ........... 4
INSTALLATION .......................... 5
VIDEO CHANNEL SET ............... 6
AUTO SET UP ............................ 8
Playback .................................. 10
Recording ................................ 12
Programming ........................... 14
You Want ................................. 19
To Tape Characteristics ............. 20
Recording ................................ 23
Recorder .................................. 24
Edit From A Camcorder ............ 25
Other Functions ....................... 26
Receiver ................................... 29
Tuner Set .................................. 30
Clock Set ................................. 37
Video Plus+ Setup .................... 38
Questions And Answers ........... 39
Troubleshooting ....................... 40
Index ....................................... 42
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER HR-J455EK HR-J256EK HR-J255EK HR-J255ES TV/VCR AUDIO – –:– – VPS/PDC DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO 0000 START STOP DATE DEBUT PROG EXPRESS PROG 30 SEC STANDBY/ON SP/LP REC LINK INSTRUCTIONS CONTENTS SAFETY FIRST Safety Precautions ... 2 Some Do's And Don'ts ... 3 QUICK SET UP GUIDE CHECK THE CONTENTS ...
  • 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 Don'ts

    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. read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
  • Page 4: Quick Set Up Guide

    Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing this JVC Video Cassette Recorder. Please use this QUICK SET UP GUIDE to help you to set up your video cassette recorder. CHECK THE CONTENTS CHECK ALL THE CONTENTS SHOWN BELOW STANDBY/ON SP/LP REC LINK...
  • Page 5: Installation

    INSTALLATION CONNECT VIDEO RECORDER TO TV Place the recorder on a stable, flat surface. Back of TV Aerial connector 21-pin AV input connector (SCART) Mains Power Cord Mains outlet RF CONNECTION To Connect To A TV With NO 21-pin AV input connector (SCART) .
  • Page 6: Video Channel Set

    VIDEO CHANNEL SET TUNE THE TV TO VIDEO RECORDER Video channel (RF output channel) is the channel on which your TV receives picture and sound signals from the video recorder through the RF cable. If you have connected the video recorder to your TV via both an RF cable and a 21-pin SCART cable (AV connection), you do not need the video channel so you have to set the video channel to off.
  • Page 7 TV screen. Be sure to select a vacant channel which has no broadcast on neighbouring channels. If you cannot obtain the two vertical white bars clearly with any channel between 28 and 60, consult your JVC dealer. With RF Connection Before performing the following procedure, make sure that: the mains power cord is plugged into the mains outlet.
  • Page 8: Auto Set Up

    AUTO SET UP SET THE TUNER CHANNELS, CLOCK AND GUIDE PROGRAM NUMBERS The Auto Set Up function sets the tuner channels, clock and Video Plus+ assigned Guide Program numbers automatically the first time the button on the recorder or on the remote is pressed to turn on the recorder after the mains power cord has been plugged into a mains outlet.
  • Page 9 The recorder will try Auto Set Up again. If you have any difficulty with the above procedures call the JVC Customer Service Hot Line on 0181 208 7654 When both auto channel set and auto clock set have been completed successfully the correct current time will be displayed.
  • Page 10: Basic Operations

    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: Slow Motion

    High-Speed Search ACTIVATE HIGH-SPEED SEARCH During playback or still picture, press FF for forward high-speed search, or REW for reverse high-speed search. To resume normal playback, press PLAY. NOTE: For short searches, press and hold FF or REW for more than 2 seconds during playback or still picture.
  • Page 12: Recording

    Recording Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). TV PROG NUMBER RECORD Recording Resume Function If there is a power outage during recording (or Instant Timer Recording or timer recording), the recording will resume automatically when power is restored to the recorder unless the recorder's memory backup has expired.
  • Page 13: Tape Remaining Time

    0000 Tape Remaining Time DISPLAY REMAINING TIME Press DISPLAY (or – –:– –) until the time remaining on the tape appears. The display panel shows the tape remaining time with " " displayed. By pressing the DISPLAY (or – –:– –) button, you can change the display to show the counter reading, preset position*, clock time or tape remaining time.
  • Page 14: Video Plus+ Timer Programming

    Video Plus+ Timer Programming Before performing Video Plus+ 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. Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). NUMBER STOP+/–...
  • Page 15: Pdc Recording

    SET TAPE SPEED Press SP/LP ( ) to set the tape speed. SET PDC MODE Press PDC to select "ON" or "OFF". If "VPS/PDC ON" is displayed on the screen or "VPS/ PDC" is lit on the display panel, PDC is set to ON. If "VPS/PDC OFF"...
  • Page 16: Express Timer Programming

    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. Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). START+/–...
  • Page 17 ENTER PRESET POSITION Press TV PROG +/– to enter the preset position corresponding to the broadcasting station you wish to record. SET TAPE SPEED Press SP/LP ( ) to set the tape speed. SET PDC MODE Press PDC to select "ON" or "OFF". If "VPS/PDC ON"...
  • Page 18 START+/– Check, Cancel And Replace Programmes TV PROG+/– To cancel or replace a programme... NOTE: You can also check the programmes on the display panel even when the recorder's power is off or the recorder is in the Timer mode. However, it is not possible to cancel or replace the programmes.
  • Page 19: Advanced Operations

    ADVANCED OPERATIONS Looking For The Scene You Want REVIEW Skip Search SKIP OVER UNWANTED SECTIONS Press 30 SEC 1 to 4 times during playback. Each press initiates a 30-second period of fast-motion playback. Normal playback resumes automatically. NOTE: To return to normal playback during a Skip Search, press PLAY . Index Search Your recorder automatically marks index codes at the beginning of...
  • Page 20: Playback/recording According To Tape Characteristics

    Playback/ Recording According To Tape Charac- teristics Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). RECORD MENU ADVANCED OPERATIONS (cont.) B.E.S.T. Picture System 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.
  • Page 21 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.
  • Page 22: Playback Picture Adjustment

    Playback Picture Adjustment ADVANCED OPERATIONS (cont.) Manual Tracking Your video recorder is equipped with automatic tracking control. For most tapes this will automatically adjust the tracking to suit the particular tape you are playing. In some circumstances it may be necessary to make manual tracking adjustments.
  • Page 23: Automatic Satellite Programme Recording

    Automatic Satellite Programme Recording REC LINK indicator ATTENTION Be sure not to turn on the satellite receiver before the programme is executed; otherwise, the recorder will start recording when the satellite receiver's power is turned on. If you have connected another appliance other than a satellite receiver to the AV2 IN connector, be sure not to engage the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode;...
  • Page 24: Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder

    Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder NUMBER "0" TV Receiver Player 21-pin SCART Cable (not provided) VIDEO CHAN- NEL or RF Cable AV mode (provided) Recorder ADVANCED OPERATIONS (cont.) You can use your video recorder as the source player or as the recording deck.
  • Page 25: Edit From A Camcorder

    Edit From A Camcorder NUMBER "0" Recorder VIDEO OUT Camcorder AUDIO OUT Player You can use a camcorder as the source player and your video recorder as the recorder. TV PROG Cable adapter (not provided) Audio/Video Cable (not provided) MAKE CONNECTIONS Connect the camcorder's AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connectors to the recorder's rear panel AV2 IN or AV1 IN/OUT connector via the optional cable adapter.
  • Page 26: Other Functions

    Other Functions Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). MENU The superimposed indication on the TV screen tells you what the recorder is doing. PR. 1 BBC1 21 : 00 24. 12. 98 REMAIN 1: 00 ADVANCED OPERATIONS (cont.) On-Screen Display You can choose whether or not to have various operational...
  • Page 27: Auto Sp Lp Timer

    Auto SP LP Timer 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 Approximately 60 minutes...
  • Page 28: Repeat Playback

    Next Function Memory You can set your recorder's power to go off automatically after the tape is fully rewound. Before starting, make sure the recorder is in the Stop mode. For Automatic Power Off After Tape Rewind ..
  • Page 29: System Connections

    SYSTEM CONNECTIONS Connection To A Satellite Receiver Outdoor Unit Satellite Cable Satellite Receiver Unit DECODER Mains outlet Back of Recorder NOTES: When connecting your recorder to a TV equipped with 21-pin AV input connectors (SCART), follow the illustration above using the cables shown in grey.
  • Page 30: Subsidiary Settings

    Tuner Set Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). MENU IMPORTANT Perform the following steps only if — — Auto Channel Set has not been set correctly by Auto Set Up function ( — you have moved to a different area or if a new station starts broadcasting in your area.
  • Page 31 MENU VIEW CONFIRMATION SCREEN After "SCAN COMPLETED" is displayed on the screen for about 5 seconds, a Confirmation screen looking like the one on the right appears. The stations your recorder located appear on a Confirmation screen — preset positions (PR), channels (CH) and station names (ID –...
  • Page 32: Storing Channels Manually

    NUMBER MENU ATTENTION After you have stored channels manually, be sure to perform Guide Program Number Set ( get proper results from Video Plus+ timer recording. SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) Storing Channels Manually To store channels that were not stored during Auto Set Up ( 8) or Auto Channel Set ( pg.
  • Page 33: Delete A Channel

    Delete A Channel Perform steps 1 and 2 of "Storing Channels Manually" on page 32 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. SELECT ITEM Press % fi until the item you want to delete begins blinking. DELETE CHANNEL Press X. The item directly beneath the cancelled one moves up one line.
  • Page 34 Set Stations (A) Set station names that are registered in your recorder. Perform steps 1 and 2 of "Storing Channels Manually" on page 32 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.
  • Page 35: Tv Station And Id List

    TV Station And ID List STATION NAME Anglia TV ANGL ARTE ARTE BBC Group 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...
  • Page 36: 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 the BBC and ITV. BBC1 BBC2 ITV London & South-East Bluebell Hill ... 40 Crystal Palace ... 26 Dover ...
  • Page 37: Clock Set

    Clock Set Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). MENU 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 "ON").
  • Page 38: Video Plus+ Setup

    Video Plus+ Setup IMPORTANT Normally, Auto Set Up ( pg. 8) or Auto Channel Set ( the Guide Program Numbers manually only in the following cases. When timer-programming with Video Plus+, the preset position, where the station you wish to record is received on your recorder, is not selected.
  • Page 39: Subsidiary Information

    SUBSIDIARY INFORMATION 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.
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    If you are using the AV connection, set the TV to its AV mode. Try manual tracking ( pg. 22). Consult your JVC dealer. CORRECTIVE ACTION Insert a cassette, or using adhesive tape, reseal the slot where the tab was removed.
  • Page 41: Timer Recording

    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.
  • Page 42: Index

    Index FRONT VIEW STANDBY/ON 1 STANDBY/ON Button turns recorder on/off (loading a cassette also turns power on). 2 Cassette Loading Slot is where cassette is inserted; door closes, "cassette loaded" indicator lights up on front display panel. 3 DISPLAY Button switches display between clock time, tape remaining time, counter readings, preset position*.
  • Page 43: Rear View

    REAR VIEW 1 Mains Power Cord supplies power to recorder. pg. 5 2 ANT. IN Connector enables connection of aerial. pg. 5 3 AV2 IN Connector enables connection of satellite receiver or second recorder; input recordable when "L-2" selected. * DECODER connection is not available with this recorder.
  • Page 44: Remote Control

    EXPRESS PROG Buttons with a small dot on the left side of the name can also be used to operate your JVC TV while holding down the TV button. "Operating JVC TVs" on page 45. This remote control transmits A code signals only;...
  • Page 45 "Operating JVC TVs" in the right column. How To Use The remote control can operate most of your video recorder's functions, as well as basic functions of JVC TV sets. (See below.) Point the remote control toward the sensor window.
  • Page 46: Display Panel

    DISPLAY PANEL VPS/PDC VPS/PDC 1 B.E.S.T. Picture System Display lights from bottom to top while B.E.S.T. is active. 2 Symbolic Mode Indicators STILL: SLOW: PLAY: FF/REW VARIABLE RECORD: SHUTTLE SEARCH: RECORD PAUSE: 3 Tape Speed Indicators display mode of record- ing;...
  • Page 47: Specifications

    : 99 positions (+AUX position) Tuning system : Frequency synthesized tuner Channel coverage HR-J455EK/ HR-J256EK/ HR-J255EK : UHF channels 21 – 69 (470 – 862 MHz) HR-J255ES : VHF 44.5 – 143/143 – 470 MHz UHF 470 – 862 MHz Aerial output : UHF channels 28 –...
  • Page 48 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Japan EK/ES COPYRIGHT © 1998 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. 0198HOV...

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