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HR-J670EK
HR-J672EK
HR-J470EK
HR-J270EK
TV
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TV/VCR
AUDIO
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2
3
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VPS/PDC
DAILY/QTDN.
WEEKLY/HEBDO
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9
0000
AUX
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0
START
STOP
DATE
PR
DEBUT
FIN
EXPRESS
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PROG
30 SEC
L -AUDIO- R
The recorder illustrations appearing in this instruction manual
are of HR-J670/672EK.
SAT
INSTRUCTIONS
PR
PAL
CONTENTS
Safety Precautions ............................. 2
Some Do's And Don'ts ..................... 3
CHECK THE CONTENTS .................. 4
INSTALLATION ................................ 5
AUTO SET UP .................................. 6
PRESET DOWNLOAD ...................... 7
T-V LINK
T-V Link Functions ............................ 9
Playback ......................................... 12
Recording ....................................... 14
To Tape Characteristics ................... 22
(HR-J670/672EK only) ..................... 25
Recording ....................................... 26
While Editing .................................. 29
Edit From A Camcorder ................... 30
Recorder ......................................... 31
Other Functions .............................. 33
(HR-J670/672EK only) ..................... 37
Clock Set ........................................ 38
VIDEO Plus+ Setup ......................... 39
Video Channel Set .......................... 40
Tuner Set ......................................... 42
Questions And Answers .................. 49
Troubleshooting .............................. 50
Index .............................................. 52
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9
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER HR-J670EK HR-J672EK HR-J470EK HR-J270EK – –:– – TV/VCR AUDIO VPS/PDC DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO 0000 START STOP DATE DEBUT EXPRESS PROG 30 SEC VIDEO L –AUDIO– R The recorder illustrations appearing in this instruction manual are of HR-J670/672EK. INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 2: Safety First

    If the fuse fails again consult your nearest JVC dealer. If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
  • 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 Video Cassette Recorder VIDEO L –AUDIO–...
  • 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: Auto Set Up

    AUTO SET UP SET THE TUNER CHANNELS, CLOCK, GUIDE PROGRAM NUMBERS AND VIDEO CHANNEL* The Auto Set Up function sets the tuner channels, clock, VIDEO Plus+ assigned Guide Program numbers and the video channel* automatically the first time the cord has been plugged into a mains outlet. * Useful if you have connected the video recorder to your TV via RF connection ( pg.
  • Page 7: Preset Download

    PRESET DOWNLOAD SET THE TUNER CHANNELS BY DOWNLOADING FROM YOUR TV, CLOCK AND GUIDE PROGRAM NUMBERS When you connect the recorder and your TV via fully-wired 21-pin SCART cable ( by downloading preset data from your TV instead of using the Auto Set Up function ( recorder sets the clock and VIDEO Plus+ assigned Guide Program numbers automatically.
  • Page 8 For RF connection users: In certain reception conditions, the Video Channel may not be set correctly and interference may appear in the TV picture while the recorder's power is on. Set your Video Channel manually. If you have any difficulty with the above procedures call the JVC Customer Service Hot Line on 020 8208 7654 QUICK SET UP GUIDE (cont.)
  • Page 9: T-v Link Functions

    For details, refer to the instruction manual for your TV. VCR Auto Standby You can use your TV's remote control to turn off the recorder. For details, refer to the instruction manual for your TV.
  • Page 10: Satellite Receiver Control

    Satellite Receiver Control Setting The following procedure is required if you receive satellite channels through a satellite receiver. Around 20 seconds before VIDEO Plus+ timer recording ( pg. 16) or Express timer programming ( pg. 18) starts, the recorder sets its input mode to "L-2"...
  • Page 11 NUMBER MENU SATELLITE TUNER BRAND CODE AMSTRAD 60, 61, 62, 63, 92 CANAL SATELLITE CANAL + D-BOX ECHOSTAR (VIA DIGITAL) FINLUX FORCE GALAXIS GRUNDIG 64, 65 HIRSCHMANN 64, 78 ITT NOKIA JERROLD KATHREIN 70, 71 LUXOR MASCOM MASPRO NOKIA PACE 65, 67, 74, 86, 92 PANASONIC PHILIPS...
  • Page 12: Basic Operations

    Then press STOP/EJECT to remove the cassette. Clean the video heads using a dry cleaning cassette — JVC TCL-2U — when: Rough, poor picture appears while a tape is played back. The picture is unclear or no picture appears.
  • Page 13: Slow Motion

    LP mode. Please note that on models HR-J270EK the picture may be distorted in these modes. Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback PAUSE DURING PLAYBACK Press PAUSE.
  • Page 14: Recording

    INFORMATION When using the AV connection ( between TV mode and AV mode by pressing TV/VCR. * Depending on the type of TV used, TV/VCR button does not function as described above. Recording Resume Function If there is a power outage during recording (or Instant...
  • Page 15: Tape Remaining Time

    PR+/– 0000 Tape Remaining Time DISPLAY REMAINING TIME Press – –:– – until the time remaining on the tape appears. The display panel shows the tape remaining time with " " displayed. By pressing the – –:– – button, you can change the display to show the counter reading, preset position*, clock time or tape remaining time.
  • Page 16: 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 17: Timer Warning

    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 18: 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 19: Pdc Recording

    ENTER PRESET POSITION Press PR +/– to enter the preset position corre- sponding to the broadcast- ing 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 20 START+/– NOTE: You can also check the programmes on the display panel even if the recorder's power is off (unless the recorder is in the Power Save mode pg. 34) or the recorder is in the Timer mode; however, it is not possible to cancel or replace the programmes. Check, Cancel And Replace Programmes –...
  • Page 21 – –:– – START+/– SP/LP PROG When programmes overlap each other If "PROGRAM OVERLAPPED" appears, you have another programme overlapping the programme you have just made. The Program Check screen appears and conflicting programmes will start blinking. START STOP CH DATE 8 : 00 10 : 00 2 10 : 00 10 : 45 PROGRAM OVERLAPPED...
  • Page 22: Advanced Operations

    Playback/ Recording According To Tape Charac- teristics Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). PLAY RECORD MENU 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 23: 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 modes only after a tape has been inserted and the Record mode is first initiated.
  • Page 24: Looking For The Scene You Want

    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. ADVANCED OPERATIONS (cont.) Index Search Your recorder automatically marks...
  • Page 25: Selecting The Sound You Want (hr-j670/672ek Only)

    Selecting The Sound You Want (HR-J670/672EK only) Soundtrack Selection Your video recorder is capable of recording three soundtracks (HI-FI L, HI-FI R and NORM) and will play back the one you select. During Playback Pressing AUDIO on the remote control changes the soundtrack being played back as follows: TRACK On-Screen Display HI FI...
  • Page 26: Automatic Satellite Programme Recording

    If you turn on the recorder when the satellite receiver's power is off, nothing appears on the TV screen. In this case, turn on the satellite receiver, or set the TV to its TV mode, or press TV/VCR on the remote control to set the recorder to the video mode.
  • Page 27 SP/LP SAT‰ 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 (L-2) IN/DECODER connector, be sure not to engage the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode;...
  • Page 28: Playback Picture Adjustment

    Playback Picture Adjustment PR+/– 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 29: Minimizing Picture Degradation While Editing

    Minimizing Picture Degradation While Editing Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). MENU Picture Control This feature helps you to adjust the playback picture quality according to your preference. *The default setting is "AUTO." – –:– – NOTES: When "B.E.S.T."...
  • Page 30: Video

    Edit From A Camcorder NOTES: All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer. You can also use another video recorder as the player instead of a camcorder. When you select "EDIT" to dub tapes in step 3, be sure to select "AUTO"...
  • Page 31: Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder

    Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder NOTES: All necessary cables can be obtained from your dealer. When you select "EDIT" to dub tapes in step 3, be sure to select "AUTO" (or "NORM" when "B.E.S.T." is set to "OFF") after you finish dubbing the tapes.
  • Page 32 L-2 SELECT Setting Set "L-2 SELECT" to the appropriate mode depending on the type of unit connected to the rear panel AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER connector of this recorder. Press MENU to access the Main Menu screen. Press %fi to move the highlight bar (pointer) to "MODE SET", then press OK or Press %fi...
  • Page 33: 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. 12 ABCD 21 : 00 NTSC=PAL 24. 12. 99 – WARNING– TIMER RECORDING TO START SOON HI FI...
  • Page 34: Power Save Mode

    MENU ADVANCED OPERATIONS (cont.) Power Save Mode You can reduce the power consumption while the recorder is turned off. – –:– – PLAY NOTES: During Power Save, the display panel will be turned off. The Just Clock function ( Power Save mode is engaged. While the recorder is in the Power Save mode, the picture may be distorted momentarily when you turn on/off the recorder.
  • Page 35: Auto Timer

    Auto Timer When the Auto Timer is set to ON the timer is automatically engaged when the recorder power is turned off and automati- cally disengaged when the recorder is powered back on. ACCESS MAIN MENU SCREEN Press MENU. ACCESS MODE SET SCREEN Press %fi...
  • Page 36: Repeat Playback

    STOP ADVANCED OPERATIONS (cont.) Repeat Playback Your video recorder can automatically play back the whole tape 100 times repeatedly. – –:– – PAUSE NOTE: Pressing PLAY, REW, FF or PAUSE also stops Repeat Playback. NTSC Playback Your video recorder is equipped with NTSC circuitry that can play back NTSC tapes.
  • Page 37: System Connections

    SYSTEM CONNECTIONS Connection To A Stereo System (HR-J670/672EK only) These instructions enable you to connect your video recorder to your Hi-Fi stereo system (if you have one) and listen to the soundtrack through the stereo. Stereo Amplifier Speaker Television Back of Recorder Mains outlet MAKE CONNECTIONS Connect the AUDIO OUT L and R connectors on your...
  • Page 38: Subsidiary Settings

    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 39: Video Plus+ Setup

    VIDEO Plus+ Setup IMPORTANT Normally, Auto Set Up ( pg. 6), Preset Download ( automatically. You need to 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 or when you add a channel after Auto Set Up or Auto Channel Set has taken place.
  • Page 40: Video Channel Set

    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. SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) IMPORTANT Perform the following steps only if — — Video Channel Set has not been done correctly by the Auto Set Up function ( —...
  • Page 41 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 22 and 69, consult your JVC dealer. EXIT VIDEO CHANNEL SET MODE Press OK.
  • Page 42: Tuner Set

    Tuner Set Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). MENU SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) IMPORTANT Perform the following steps only if — — Auto Channel Set has not been set correctly by Auto Set Up function ( —...
  • Page 43 – –:– – 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 44: Input Channel

    NUMBER MENU Storing Channels Manually To store channels that were not stored during Auto Set Up pg. 6), Preset Download ( pg. 7) or Auto Channel Set pg. 42). ACCESS MAIN MENU Press MENU. ACCESS CONFIRMATION SCREEN Press %fi to move the highlight bar (pointer) to “MANUAL CH SET”, then press OK or mation screen appears.
  • Page 45: Delete A Channel

    Delete A Channel Perform steps 1 and 2 of "Storing Channels Manually" on page 44 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. SELECT ITEM Press %fi until the item you want to delete begins blinking. DELETE CHANNEL Press The item directly beneath the cancelled one moves up one line.
  • Page 46 Set Stations (A) Set station names that are registered in your recorder. Perform steps 1 and 2 of "Storing Channels Manually" on page 44 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 47: 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 48: 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 49: 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 50: Troubleshooting

    If you are using the AV connection, set the TV to its AV mode. Try manual tracking ( pg. 28). Use a dry cleaning cassette JVC TCL-2U or consult your JVC dealer. Engage and adjust tracking manually pg. 28) or press AUDIO to change the soundtrack to "NORM"...
  • Page 51: Timer Recording

    4. Camcorder recording is not possible. 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.
  • Page 52: Index

    Index FRONT VIEW VIDEO L –AUDIO– R 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 SP/LP Button selects tape speed.
  • Page 53: Rear View

    9 PDC Indicator lights when PDC has been engaged for timer recording. * VPS (Video Programme System) recording is not currently 0 VCR Indicator lights when the video recorder is in the video mode. At this point, the TV automatically enters AV mode.
  • Page 54: 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 55. This remote control transmits A code signals only;...
  • Page 55 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 56: Specifications

    CCIR monochrome signal, 625 lines/50 fields Recording system : DA4 (Double Azimuth) helical scan system [HR-J670/672/470EK] Rotary two-head herical scan system [HR-J270EK] Signal-to-noise ratio : 45 dB Horizontal resolution : 250 lines Frequency range : 70 Hz to 10,000 Hz...

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