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JVC HR-J255SA Instructions Manual

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VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
HR-J255SA
Press and hold
TV button while pressing
, TV PROG +/-, TV/VCR
PROG.
TV
1
PROG.
CHECK
1
2
3
4
5
6
TV/VCR
7
8
9
/DAILY
/WEEKLY
0
CANCEL
/AUX
4
TIMER
C.RESET
EXPRESS PROGRAMMING
2
START
STOP
DATE
TV PROG
REW
PLAY
FF
REC
STOP
PAUSE
TV PROG +
MENU
3
OK
TV VOL
TV VOL
TV PROG -
POWER
PUSH JOG
VIDEO
SP/LP/EP
AUDIO
REVIEW
B.E.S.T. PICTURE
SP
INSTRUCTIONS
COLOUR
SYSTEM
TV PROG
ENGLISH
CONTENTS
Safety Precautions ...................... 2
Basic Connections ..................... 3
Video Channel Set ..................... 4
Auto Set Up ............................... 6
On-Screen Displays ................... 8
Select Language ......................... 9
Clock Set ................................... 9
Basic Playback ......................... 10
Playback Features ..................... 11
Basic Recording ....................... 14
Recording Features .................. 15
B.E.S.T. Picture System ............. 16
V
Setup ........................ 18
IEW
S
V
Recorder .................................. 26
Another Video Recorder ........... 27
TUNER SET
EN
LPT0138-001A
2
4
10
14
18
26
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30
34
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER HR-J255SA Press and hold TV button while pressing , TV PROG +/–, TV/VCR PROG. PROG. CHECK TV/VCR /DAILY /WEEKLY CANCEL /AUX TIMER C.RESET EXPRESS PROGRAMMING START STOP DATE TV PROG PLAY STOP PAUSE TV PROG + MENU...
  • 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. Auto Head Cleaner A built-in head cleaner automatically cleans the video heads and head drum whenever a tape is loaded or unloaded to reduce head clogging.
  • Page 3: Installing Your New Recorder

    INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER Basic Connections Aerial terminal RF Cable (provided) Back of TV AV-IN terminals AV Cable (not provided) Mains Power Cord Mains outlet Connect the power plug to an AC outlet before installing the lithium battery. pg. 5 It's essential that your video recorder be properly connected.
  • Page 4: Initial Settings

    Video Channel Set 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. TEST SIGNAL The channel on which the screen to the left appear clearly in step 3 is your Video Channel.
  • Page 5 If you cannot obtain the two vertical white bars clearly with any channel between 28 and 60, consult your JVC dealer. EXIT VIDEO CHANNEL SET MODE Press to finish the setting.
  • Page 6: Auto Set Up

    Auto Set Up Auto Channel Set Before starting, make sure of the following: The TV aerial cable should be connected to the recorder. The recorder's mains power cord should be connected to a mains outlet. pg. 3 The "Video Channel Set" procedure should be done first and the TV should be set to its AV mode (with AV connection pg.
  • Page 7 Major Countries Kuwait, U.A.E, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Iraq China, Mongolia, Russia South Africa, Hong Kong DO NOT press any button on the recorder or remote control while Auto Set Up is in progress. AUTO CH SET PLEASE WAIT START...
  • Page 8: On-screen Displays

    On-Screen Displays 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. 12 21 : 00 24. 12. 98 You can choose whether or not to have various operational indicators appear on screen, by setting this function ON or OFF.
  • Page 9: Select Language

    Select Language Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). TURN ON THE RECORDER Press ACCESS MAIN MENU SCREEN Press MENU. ACCESS INITIAL SET SCREEN Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to "INITIAL SET", then press OK or PUSH JOG Clock Set Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode).
  • 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 ATTENTION In the search, still, slow-motion or frame-by-frame playback mode, the picture will be distorted. the noise bars will appear. there will be a loss of colour with an LP-recorded tape. Variable-Speed Search To resume normal playback, press PLAY. Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
  • Page 12: Manual Tracking

    REVIEW SP/LP/EP 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. TV PROG PAUSE PUSH JOG NOTE: When a new tape is inserted, the recorder enters the automatic tracking mode automatically.
  • Page 13: Instant Review

    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 on the remote control.
  • Page 14: Recording

    Basic Recording Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). TV PROG 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 C.RESET RECORD Record One Programme While Watching Another Elapsed Recording Time Indication You can check the exact time of a recording. Instant Timer Recording (ITR) This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 6 hours (selectable in 30-min.
  • Page 16: Picture System

    B.E.S.T. Picture System Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). B.E.S.T. PICTURE Indicator RECORD MENU 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 17: Start Recording

    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 (or EP) modes only after a tape has been inserted and the Record mode is first initiated.
  • Page 18: Timer Recording

    Setup Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). MENU The S to input channel, date, start and stop time data when setting the timer record function. Simply key in the S the TV programme you wish to record (found in most TV listings) and the recorder’s timer is automatically programmed.
  • Page 19 MENU ENTER RECEIVING CHANNEL POSITION NUMBER Press PUSH JOG %fi or NUMBER keys to input the number of the recorder's channel position on which the Guide Program number's broadcast is NUMBER received. Then press OK or PUSH JOG If the satellite broadcast is received on your recorder's auxiliary channel "F-1", select "F-1"...
  • Page 20: Showv

    Timer Programming Before performing S Timer Programming: Be sure to read "S Setup" ( 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). PROG.
  • Page 21 PROG. NUMBER STOP+/– ATTENTION Regarding Guide Program Number Set "GUIDE PROG SET" appears after performing step 3 if the Guide Program number for the S entered has not been set. Press the NUMBER keys or PUSH JOG %fi to input the channel position number on which your recorder receives that station, then press OK or PUSH JOG The S...
  • Page 22: Express Timer Programming

    Express Timer Programming Remember, the clock must be set before you can programme the timer ( pg. 9). Before performing the following steps: 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). Select the appropriate colour system by pressing the COLOUR SYSTEM button.( SP/LP/EP...
  • Page 23 RETURN TO NORMAL SCREEN After confirming all information is correct, press PROG. or OK. "PROGRAM COMPLETED" appears on the screen for about 5 seconds, then normal screen appears. Repeat steps 1 – 8 for each additional programme. ENGAGE RECORDER’S TIMER MODE WEEKLY Press TIMER.
  • Page 24 SP/LP/EP CANCEL START+/– MENU Check, Cancel And Replace Programmes TIMER TV PROG+/– PUSH JOG To cancel or replace a programme... TIMER RECORDING (cont.) DISENGAGE TIMER MODE Press TIMER, then press ACCESS PROGRAMME CHECK SCREEN Press PROG. CHECK. PR START STOP 8:00 10:00 10:00 10:45 11:30 13:00...
  • Page 25: 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 (with PAL broadcasts) or EP mode (with NTSC broadcasts) to allow complete recording. For Example .
  • Page 26: Editing

    Edit To Another Video Recorder TV Receiver Source player VIDEO CHANNEL RF Cable (provided) Recording deck You can use your video recorder as the source player and another video recorder as the recording deck. NOTES: All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer. Your recorder NTSC tapes being played back in the NTSC [ PAL mode When you dub an NTSC tape using your recorder as the...
  • Page 27: Edit From A Camcorder Or Another Video Recorder

    Edit From A Camcorder Or Another Video Recorder NUMBER "0" Recording deck VIDEO IN AUDIO IN AV Cable (not provided) Source player VIDEO OUT Camcorder AUDIO OUT Another video recorder Source player You can use a camcorder or another video recorder as the source player and your video recorder as the recording deck.
  • Page 28: Information On Multi-system Compatibility

    In the NTSC4.43 mode, with some TVs, on-screen displays (Program screen etc.) may roll up or down and there may be a loss of colour. When this happens, select the AUTO mode. HR-J255SA Multi-system tuner (B/G, I, D/K) Description Usually set to this mode.
  • Page 29: Pal Ntsc

    TV system you have selected at the TV System Select screen. Tape-To-Tape Editing There are 4 different types of recorded tape, depending on the signal recorded. Recorded tape MESECAM SECAM NTSC HR-J255SA Built-in RFconverter K, I, G Playback equipment HR-J255SA MESECAM...
  • Page 30 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: Manual Channel Set

    MENU Manual Channel Set Store channels that were not stored during Auto Set Up ( or Auto Channel Set ( ACCESS TUNER SET SCREEN Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 30. ACCESS CHANNEL LIST Press PUSH JOG % fi to place the pointer next to "CH EDIT", then press OK or PUSH JOG SELECT POSITION Press PUSH JOG % fi...
  • Page 32: Delete A Channel

    Delete A Channel ACCESS TUNER SET SCREEN Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 30. ACCESS CHANNEL LIST Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to "CH EDIT", then press OK or PUSH JOG SELECT CHANNEL Press PUSH JOG %fi...
  • Page 33 Fine-Tuning Channels ACCESS TUNER SET SCREEN Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 30. ACCESS CHANNEL LIST Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to "CH EDIT", then press OK or PUSH JOG SELECT CHANNEL TO FINE-TUNE Press PUSH JOG %fi...
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Try manual tracking. ( pg. 12) Press TV PROG + or – a few times to remove the noise bars from the screen. Consult your JVC dealer. Select the correct colour system by pressing the COLOUR SYSTEM button. ( pg. 28) Once recorded, the signal cannot be corrected.
  • Page 35 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 36: Other Problems

    OTHER PROBLEMS SYMPTOM 1. Whistling or howling is heard from the TV during camcorder record- ing. 2. When scanning channels, some of them are skipped over. 3. The channel cannot be changed. 4. Channel settings that were made manually seem to have changed or disappeared.
  • Page 37: Questions And Answers

    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 38: Index

    FRONT VIEW POWER VIDEO AUDIO 1 POWER Button pg. 5 2 Cassette Loading Slot 3 COLOUR SYSTEM Button 4 Rewind [REW] Button 5 PLAY Button pg. 10 6 Fast Forward Button pg. 10, 11 7 VIDEO/AUDIO Input Connectors 8 SP/LP/EP Button pg.
  • Page 39: Display Panel

    DISPLAY PANEL 1 B.E.S.T. Picture System Display 2 Symbolic Mode Indicators STILL: SLOW: PLAY: VARIABLE RECORD: SHUTTLE SEARCH: RECORD PAUSE: pg. 17 3 Tape Speed Indicators 4 "Timer" Indicator 5 Channel Display Clock Display 6 Instant REVIEW Indicator 7 "Cassette Loaded" Mark 8 Counter Display 9 Mode Display (F-1) REVIEW...
  • Page 40: Remote Control

    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. The maximum operating distance of the remote control is about 8 m.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL Power requirement Rating : AC 110 – 240 V`, 50/60 Hz Operating : AC 090 – 260 V`, 50/60 Hz Power consumption : 18 W Temperature Operating : 5°C to 40°C Storage : –20°C to 60°C Operating position : Horizontal only Dimensions (WxHxD) : 400 x 94 x 277 mm...
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  • Page 44 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Malaysia COPYRIGHT © 1998 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. 0798CKV...

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