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VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
HR-J777MS
HR-J677MS
CABLE/
DVD/SAT
VCR
TV
TV/VCR
AUDIO
1
2
3
2
4
5
6
VPS/PDC
DAILY/QTDN.
WEEKLY/HEBDO
7
8
9
0000
AUX
4
0
START
STOP
DATE
PR
DEBUT
FIN
EXPRESS
1
PROG
30 SEC
STANDBY/ON
TV PR +
TV PR -
VIDEO
(MONO)
L-AUDIO-R
The recorder illustrations appearing in this instruction manual are
of HR-J777MS.
TM
®
+8
4
SP
REVIEW
0
6
REC LINK
15dB
NORM
TM
INSTRUCTIONS
SP/LP/EP
PR
DISLAY
PAL NTSC
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 ................................. 10
Basic Playback .......................... 11
Playback Features .................... 12
Basic Recording ....................... 17
Recording Features .................. 18
B.E.S.T. Picture System ............. 20
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(HR-J777MS only) .................... 22
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Programming (HR-J777MS only)24
Automatic Satellite Programme
Recording ................................ 31
Recorder .................................. 36
Edit From A Camcorder ............ 37
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    ® VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER HR-J777MS HR-J677MS CABLE/ DVD/SAT TV/VCR AUDIO VPS/PDC DAILY/QTDN. WEEKLY/HEBDO 0000 START STOP DATE DEBUT EXPRESS PROG 30 SEC STANDBY/ON TV PR + COLOUR SYSTEM TV PR – VIDEO (MONO) L–AUDIO–R REC LINK The recorder illustrations appearing in this instruction manual are of HR-J777MS.

  • Page 2: Safety First

    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.

  • 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. It's essential that your video recorder be properly connected. Follow these steps carefully.

  • 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. PR +/– 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. FINISH VIDEO CHANNEL Press OK. If Auto Set Up ( pg.

  • Page 6: Auto Set Up

    Auto Set Up IMPORTANT Don't press any buttons on the recorder or remote that are not directly related to the step you are performing while Auto Set Up is in progress. If you perform Auto Set Up successfully during installa- tion, there's no need to separately perform the Language Select, Clock Set or Channel Set procedures, but if adjustments become necessary they can be performed as...

  • Page 7

    Major Countries/Areas Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, U.A.E., Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Iraq China, Mongolia, Russia Hong Kong U.S.A., Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan HR-J777MS only 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 23 : 59 31. 12. 95 HIFI 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). MENU PUSH JOG 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 FUNCTION SET TUNER SET...

  • Page 10: Clock Set

    Clock Set Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). MENU PUSH JOG NOTE: If the year digits are automatically cleared, it is possible that you have input February 29th in a non-leap year. Input the correct data. INITIAL SETTINGS (cont.) TURN THE RECORDER ON Press...

  • Page 11: Playback

    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 12: Playback Features

    Playback Features PR +/– ATTENTION In the search, still, slow-motion or frame-by-frame playback mode, the picture will be distorted. the noise bars will appear. there may be a loss of colour. Variable-Speed Search To resume normal playback, press PLAY. Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback To resume normal playback, press PLAY.

  • Page 13: Manual Tracking

    REVIEW Instant ReView Simply by pressing a single button, the recorder power comes on, rewinds, and begins playback of the last timer-recorded programme. If you have several programmes recorded, you can easily access any of them. NOTE: Before starting, make sure that the recorder is off and that the Timer mode is disengaged.

  • Page 14: Index Search

    MENU 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. 30 SEC PUSH JOG Skip Search...

  • Page 15: Next Function Memory

    Next Function Memory The Next Function Memory "tells" the recorder what to do after rewinding. Before continuing, ensure that the recorder is in the Stop mode. a– For Automatic Start Of Playback After Tape Rewind..press REW, then press PLAY within 2 seconds. b–...

  • Page 16: Soundtrack Selection

    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 changes the soundtrack being played back as follows: AUDIO Recorder's Front Panel NORM NORM NOTES:...

  • Page 17: Recording

    RECORDING Basic Recording Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). 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. NUMBER PR +/–...

  • Page 18: Recording Features

    Recording Features PR +/– 0000 Record One Programme While Watching Another Elapsed Recording Time Indication You can check the exact time of a recording. – –:– – PR +/– Instant Timer Recording (ITR) This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 6 hours (selectable in 30-min.

  • Page 19: Bilingual Programmes

    AUDIO (HR-J777MS only) Receiving Stereo And Bilingual Programmes Your recorder is equipped with a Sound-Multiplex decoder (A2) and a Digital stereo sound decoder (NICAM) as well, making reception of stereo and bilingual broadcasts possible. When the channel is changed, the type of broadcast being received will be displayed on the TV screen for a few seconds.

  • Page 20: Picture System

    B.E.S.T. Picture System Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). PLAY 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 21: 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 22: Timer Recording

    (HR-J777MS only) System Setup Turn on the TV and select the VIDEO channel (or AV mode). INFORMATION and S are different trademarks used to CODE represent the same easy recording feature, but only the term system will be used in the instructions. If you use the CODE system, follow the same instructions listed for the G-...

  • Page 23

    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 ("L-1"...

  • Page 24: Timer

    (HR-J777MS only) Timer Programming Remember, the clock must be set before you can programme the timer ( pg. 10). INFORMATION and S are different trademarks used to CODE represent the same easy recording feature, but only the term system will be used in the instructions. If you use the CODE system, follow the same instructions listed for the G-...

  • Page 25

    NUMBER STOP+/– PROG Satellite Tuner Users To timer-record a satellite broadcast using the G- System: 1 Perform steps 1 – 6. 2 Set the satellite tuner to the appropriate channel before the selected programme begins. 3 Leave the satellite tuner's power on. RETURN TO NORMAL SCREEN Press PROG or OK.

  • Page 26: Express Timer Programming

    +/– (If you're just starting DATE out, "P1" appears). – –.– – [+/–] = [PROG] : EXIT HR-J677MS Press PROG (If you're just starting out, "P1" appears). ENTER PROGRAMME START TIME Press START +/– to enter the time you want START recording to start.

  • Page 27

    SP/LP/EP PROG SET TAPE SPEED Press SP/LP/EP ( 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 – 7 for each additional programme. ENGAGE RECORDER'S TIMER MODE Press ‰...

  • Page 28

    START+/– MENU Check, Cancel And Replace Programmes PR +/– PUSH JOG To cancel or replace a programme... TIMER RECORDING (cont.) DISENGAGE TIMER MODE Press ‰ ‰ ‰ ‰ ‰ , then press ACCESS PROGRAMME CHECK SCREEN Press ‰ ‰ ‰ ‰ ‰ ?. PR START STOP 8:00 10:00 10:00 10:45...

  • Page 29

    START+/– 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. PROGRAM OVERLAPPED PR +/– Example: Programme 1 (you have just made) and Programme 4 overlap each other.

  • Page 30: 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 31: Recording

    Automatic Sat- ellite Program Recording REC LINC indicator NOTES: Auto Satellite Prog recording is only possible with the rear AUDIO/VIDEO IN connectors. When the Auto Satellite Prog Rec mode is engaged or the recorder's power is turned off after Auto Satellite Prog recording is finished, the recorder will not enter the Timer mode even though “AUTO TIMER”...

  • Page 32: Special Features

    Functions NUMBER "1" 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. The remote control is preset to send A code signals because your video recorder is initially set to respond to A code signals.

  • Page 33

    NUMBER +/– IMPORTANT Although the provided remote control unit is compatible with JVC televisions, as well as many other models, it may not work with your TV, or in some instances, may have limited function capability. TV BRAND NAME AIWA...

  • Page 34

    @ # +/– IMPORTANT Although the provided remote control unit is compatible with JVC satelite receiver and DVD, as well as many other models, it may not work with your unit, or in some instances, may have limited function capability.

  • Page 35

    Cable Box or Satellite Re- ceiver Multi-brand Code CABLE BOX BRAND NAME AMSTRAD CANAL+ CANAL SATELLITE D-box ECHOSTAR FINLUX GALAXIS GRUNDIG HIRSCHMANN JERROLD KATHREIN LUXOR MASPRO NOKIA PACE PANASONIC PHILIPS PHONOTREND SALORA SKYMASTER VIDEOWAY WISI DVD Multi-brand Code DVD BRAND NAME CODE MATSUSHITA PHILIPS...

  • Page 36: Editing

    Edit To Or From Another Video Recorder NUMBER "0" IMPORTANT: To edit, both the player and the recorder must be of the same colour system. Press your recorder's COLOUR SYSTEM button to select the appropriate colour system. For more information on multi-system compatibility, pg.

  • Page 37: Edit From A Camcorder

    AUDIO/VIDEO input connectors. Use the L connector for monaural connection. 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 38: 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-J777MS/HR-J677MS Multi-system tuner (B/G, I, D/K, M*)

  • Page 39: Tape-to-tape Editing

    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-J777MS/HR-J677MS Built-in RFconverter K, I, G, H, M* *HR-J777MS only Playback equipment HR-J777MS/HR-J677MS...

  • Page 40: 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 41: Manual Channel Set

    SELECT TV SYSTEM Press PUSH JOG %fi to place the pointer next to the appropriate TV system (refer to the table on page 7), then press OK or PUSH Auto Channel Set will start. "M" appears HR-J777MS only. AUTO CH SET PLEASE WAIT START FINISH...

  • Page 42: Delete A Channel

    Delete A Channel ACCESS TUNER SET SCREEN Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 40. 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 43

    Fine-Tuning Channels ACCESS TUNER SET SCREEN Perform steps 1 – 3 of "Auto Channel Set" on page 38. 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 44: Troubleshooting

    Press PR + or – a few times to remove the noise bars from the screen. Engage and adjust tracking manually. pg. 13) Use a dry cleaning cassette TCL-2UX or consult your JVC dealer. Select the correct colour system by pressing the COLOUR SYSTEM button. ( pg. 38) Once recorded, the signal cannot be corrected.

  • Page 45

    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 46: 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 47: 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 48: Index

    FRONT VIEW STANDBY/ON VIDEO ( MONO ) L–AUDIO–R 1 STANDBY/ON Button 2 Cassette Loading Slot 3 SP/LP/EP Button pg. 17 4 Rewind [REW] Button 5 PLAY Button pg. 11 6 Fast Forward [FF] Button 7 VIDEO/AUDIO Input Connectors 8 REC LINK Button pg.

  • Page 49: Display Panel

    DISPLAY PANEL 15dB NORM 1 B.E.S.T. Picture System Display 2 Symbolic Mode Indicators STILL: SLOW: PLAY: FF/REW VARIABLE RECORD: SHUTTLE SEARCH: RECORD PAUSE: 3 "Timer" Indicator pg. 25, 27 pg. 20 4 Channel Display Clock Display 5 Tape Speed Indicators 6 Instant REVIEW Indicator 7 Audio Level Indicator 8 "Cassette Loaded"...

  • Page 50

    The remote control can operate not only the video recorder but also some of your TV, cable box, satellite receiver and DVD functions. To operate your video recorder, first press the VCR button to set the remote control to the Video mode. To operate your TV, first press the TV button to set the remote control to the TV mode ( To operate your satellite receiver, cable box or DVD, first press the CABLE/SAT/DVD to set the remote control to the satellite receiver, cable box or DVD mode.

  • Page 51: Specifications

    **ABOUT HEAD CLEANING Accumulation of dirt and other particles on the video heads may cause the playback picture to become blurred or interrupted. 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 52

    ® Registered Trademark owned by VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. COPYRIGHT © 2000 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. ® VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Malaysia 0600IYV...

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