VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER The recorder illustrations appearing in this instruction manual are of HR-J670EU. ENGLISH CONTENTS SAFETY FIRST Safety Precautions ...2 INDEX INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER Basic Connections ...7 INITIAL SETTINGS Auto Set Up ...8 Preset Download ...10 Language ...12 SAT CONTROL SET Satellite Receiver Control Setting ...13 T-V LINK...
Safety Precautions The rating plate and the safety caution are on the rear of the unit. WARNING: DANGEROUS VOLTAGE INSIDE WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION When you are not using the recorder for a long period of time, it is recommended that you disconnect the power cord from the mains outlet.
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” The STANDBY/ON button does not completely shut off mains power from the unit, but switches operating current on and off.
Programme Time Indicators “Timer” Indicator Tape Remaining Time Indicator Channel/Clock Display Instant REVIEW Indicator VPS/PDC Indicator VCR Indicator “Cassette Loaded” Mark Counter/Remain Display Mode Display (L-1, L-2 or SAT*) * When “L-2 SELECT” is set to “SAT” ( instead of “L-2”.
REMOTE CONTROL 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” in the right column) This remote control transmits A code signals only; it is not applicable to B code signals.
INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER Basic Connections Aerial connector Back of TV 21-pin SCART connector 21-pin SCART RF cable cable (provided) (not provided) Mains power cord Back of recorder Mains outlet Make AV connection if your TV has a 21-pin AV input connector (SCART) in order to reduce the possibility of interference.
Auto Set Up Auto Channel Set/Auto Clock Set/ Auto Guide Program Number Set After the button on the recorder or remote control is pressed for the first time to power on the recorder, by simply selecting your country*, the Auto Set Up function sets the tuner channels, clock** and Guide Program numbers automatically.
Select the language. Press OK. The Language Set display appears on the front display panel and/or on the TV screen. On the front display panel Press to select your language code. Language Code ENGLISH NORSK DEUTSCH SUOMI FRANCAIS DANSK ITALIANO POLSKI CEcTINA CASTELLANO...
Preset Download Auto Channel Set by Downloading from TV/Auto Clock Set/Auto Guide Program Number Set ATTENTION You can use this function only with a TV offering T-V Link, etc.* Be sure to use a fully-wired 21-pin SCART cable. * Compatible with TVs offering T-V Link, EasyLink, Megalogic, SMARTLINK, Q-Link, DATA LOGIC or NexTView Link via fully- wired 21-pin SCART cable.
Results of Auto Set Up/Preset Download appear on the front display panel If both Auto Channel Set and Auto Clock Set have been performed successfully, the correct current time is displayed. Turn on the TV and select its video channel or AV mode, then make sure that all necessary stations have been stored in the recorder’s memory by using the PR button(s).
Language Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.) This recorder offers you the choice to view on-screen messages in 13 different languages. Though Auto Set Up selects the language automatically ( change the language setting manually as required. Access the Main Menu screen.
SAT CONTROL SET Satellite Receiver Control Setting Your recorder Transmitter Satellite receiver 21-pin SCART cable (not provided) SAT CONTROL AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER Back of recorder The following procedure is required if you receive satellite channels through a satellite receiver. Approximately 20 seconds before the S programming ( pg.
Setting satellite receiver's brand and channel After installation, set the satellite receiver’s brand and channel correctly; otherwise, the Satellite Controller cannot work correctly. Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). Turn on the satellite receiver. Turn on the satellite receiver’s power.
Basic Playback Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). 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 pointed toward the recorder.
Playback Features ATTENTION ● Picture may not appear during high-speed search with an LP-recorded tape. (HR-J670/671/672/673/674/470/ 472EU only) ● In the high-speed search, still, slow motion or frame by frame playback mode, the picture will be distorted, and there will be a loss of colour. Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback Pause during playback.
PLAYBACK (cont.) 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 PR buttons. Override automatic tracking. Press on the remote control. Adjust the tracking manually. Press PR + or –.
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.
With HR-J670/671/672/673/674/470/472EU: B.E.S.T. takes place at the beginning of both the first SP and the first LP recording after inserting the cassette. ( With HR-J270/272EU: B.E.S.T. takes place at the beginning of the first recording after inserting the cassette. ( If “DIRECT REC”...
Watching Another If your recorder is connected to the TV via the AV connection, press TV/VCR. The recorder’s VCR indicator and the TV broadcast being recorded disappear. Once recording is in progress, all you need to do is to set the channel controls on the TV for the station you wish to view.
Elapsed Recording Time Indication Set the counter display. Press – –:– – until a counter reading appears on the front display panel. Reset the counter. Press 0000 before starting recording or playback. The counter is reset to “0:00:00” and shows the exact elapsed time as the tape runs.
Record mode is first initiated. It does not work during recording. With HR-J270/272EU: The B.E.S.T. system works only after a tape has been inserted and the Record mode is first initiated. It does not work during recording.
® Programming Before performing the S 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). With the S Timer simplified because each TV programme has a corresponding...
Set the tape speed. (HR-J670/671/672/673/674/470/ 472EU only) Press SP/LP ( Set the VPS/PDC mode. Press VPS/PDC to select “ON” or “OFF”. If “VPS/PDC ON” is displayed on the TV screen or “VPS/PDC” is lit on the front display panel, VPS/PDC is set to ON. If “VPS/PDC OFF”...
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). TIMER RECORDING (cont.) If you don’t know the S number for the programme you...
Enter the channel position. Press PR +/–. Set the tape speed. (HR-J670/671/672/673/674/470/ 472EU only) Press SP/LP ( Set the VPS/PDC mode. Press VPS/PDC to select “ON” or “OFF”. If “VPS/PDC ON” is displayed on the TV screen or “VPS/PDC” is lit on the front display panel, VPS/PDC is set to ON. If “VPS/PDC OFF”...
Check, cancel and change programmes Disengage the timer mode. Press (TIMER), then press Access the Programme Check screen/display. " Press TIMER RECORDING (cont.) Access the Programme screen/display. " Press again to check more information. Each time " you press , the next programme’s information appears.
When programmes overlap each other If “PROGRAM OVERLAPPED” appears, you have another programme overlapping the programme you have just made. The Programme Check screen appears and conflicting programmes will start blinking. Example: Programme 1 (you have just made) and Programme 4 overlap each other. Confirm the overlapping programmes.
Automatic Satellite Programme Recording This function allows you to automatically record a satellite programme which is timer-programmed on your external satellite receiver. Connect a satellite receiver to the recorder and programme the timer on the satellite receiver. The recorder starts or stops recording by the signals input from the satellite receiver.
EDITING Edit From A Camcorder Cable adapter (not provided) Audio/Video cable (not provided) AUDIO OUT Camcorder VIDEO OUT Player You can use a camcorder as the source player and your recorder as the recorder. Make connections. Connect the camcorder’s AUDIO/VIDEO OUT connectors to the recorder’s AV1 (L-1) IN/OUT or AV2 (L- 2) IN/DECODER connector via a cable adapter.
Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder TV receiver Player 21-pin SCART cable (not provided) Video RF cable channel or (provided) AV mode Another recorder Recorder Recorder Your recorder 21-pin SCART cable (not provided) Another recorder Player You can use your recorder as the source player or as the recording deck.
IMPORTANT When you set “L-2 SELECT” to “SAT” ( the recorder is turned off. When the recorder is in Stop mode or recording, press TV/VCR on the remote control to turn off the VCR indicator on the front display panel.
Connecting/Using A Decoder TV receiver RF cable (provided) AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER Decoder The AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER connector can be used as an input connector for an external decoder (descrambler). Simply connect a decoder and you can enjoy the variety of programming that is available through scrambled channels.
Connecting/Using A Stereo System (HR-J670/671/672/673/674EU 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 Mains outlet Back of recorder Make connections.
Mode Set Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS You can change various mode settings on the Mode Set screen by following the procedure described below. For each mode setting, see pages 37 to 39. Access the Main Menu screen.
B.E.S.T. PICTURE CONTROL AUTO: Provides the optimised picture benefits of the B.E.S.T. Picture System. EDIT: Minimizes picture degradation during editing (recording and playback). SOFT: Reduces image coarseness when viewing overplayed tapes containing a lot of noise. Clearer, sharper-edged picture when SHARP: viewing images with lots of flat, same-coloured surfaces such as...
AUTO SP LP TIMER (HR-J670/671/672/673/674/470/472EU only) POWER SAVE SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) * The default setting is bold in the table below. When this function is set to “ON”, the recorder automatically switches to LP mode to allow complete recording if there is not enough tape to record the entire programme while timer-recording in SP mode.
L-2 SELECT L-2: To use this recorder as the recording deck with the player connected to the AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER connector, or to use the satellite receiver connected to the AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER connector. DECODER: To use a decoder connected to the AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER connector.
Tuner Set Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS (cont.) IMPORTANT Perform the following steps only if — — Auto Channel Set has not been set correctly by Auto Set Up or by Preset Download ( pg.
IMPORTANT In certain reception conditions, station names may not be stored correctly, and Auto Guide Program Number Set may not work properly. If the Guide Program numbers are not set properly when you timer-record a TV programme using the S system, the recorder will record a TV programme of a different station.
Manual Channel Set Store channels that were not stored during Auto Set Up pg. 8), Preset Download ( pg. 10) or Auto Channel Set pg. 40). Access the Main Menu screen. Press MENU. Access the Confirmation screen. Press to move the highlight bar (pointer) to “MANUAL CH SET”, then press OK or Confirmation screen appears.
Delete A Channel Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Manual Channel Set” on page 42 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. Select the item. Press until the item you want to delete begins rt w e blinking. Delete a channel. Press &...
Set Stations (A) Set station names that are registered in your recorder. Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Manual Channel Set” on page 42 to access the Confirmation screen before continuing. Select the item. Press until the item you want begins blinking. rt w e Access the Manual Channel Set screen.
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 CANV KETNET CANVAS CHANNEL4 CHANNEL5 CHLD CHILD CINE CINEMA CLUB TELECLUB CSUR ANDALUCIA DISC...
If you cannot obtain the two vertical white bars clearly with to set to any channel between 22 and 69, consult your JVC dealer. Exit the Video Channel Set mode. Press OK on the remote control. With AV Connection To view picture signals from the video recorder, set your TV to its AV mode.
® IMPORTANT Normally, Auto Set Up ( pg. 8), Preset Download ( automatically. You need to set the Guide Program numbers manually only in the following cases. When timer-programming with the S your recorder, is not selected, when you add a channel after Auto Set Up or Auto Channel Set has taken place, —Set the Guide Program number for that station manually.
Clock Set Turn on the TV and select the video channel (or AV mode). 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 “OFF”).
Set the date and time. Press to set the time, then press OK or display begins blinking. Repeat the same procedure to set the date and year. When you set the time, press and hold by 30 minutes. When you set the date, press and hold by 15 days.
. . . perform “Video Channel Set” pg. 46). If you are using the AV connection, set the TV to its AV mode. Try manual tracking. ( pg. 18) Use a dry cleaning cassette TCL-2UX or consult your JVC dealer. Try manual tracking. ( pg. 18)
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. Timer programming is not possible. 3. “ ”...
OTHER PROBLEMS SYMPTOM 1. Whistling or howling is heard from the TV during camcorder recording. 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.
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. During search, slow, still and frame-by-frame playback, I can’t hear any audio. What’s the problem? A.
LIST OF TERMS Auto Set Up... 8 AUTO SP LP TIMER ... 38 AUTO TIMER ... 37 Automatic Satellite Programme Recording... 30 B.E.S.T. Picture System ... 23, 37 Change Station Channel Position... 43 Check, cancel and change programmes ... 28 Clock Set...
Auto Set Up — referring to the front display panel The Auto Set Up function sets the tuner channels, clock and Guide Program numbers automatically. BEFORE YOU START PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT: The TV aerial cable is connected to the ANT.IN connector on the rear panel of the video recorder. The video recorder’s mains power cord is connected to a mains outlet.