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JVC SR-VS30U Instructions Manual

JVC SR-VS30U Instructions Manual

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VS30U_Cov1-EN.fm Page 1 Saturday, February 23, 2002 5:54 PM
Mini DV/S-VHS
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
VCR TV CABLE/DBS
A.MONITOR
POWER
PROG
A/B
TV/VCR
DISPLAY
CHECK
ENTER/OSD
T
W
1
2
3
2
4
5
6
DBS
DAILY(M-F)
WEEKLY
7
8
9
C. RESET
AUX
0
4
CANCEL
TIMER
START
STOP
DATE
CH
EXPRESS PROGRAMMING
1
PROG
SP/LP
DV
S-VHS
SP/EP
PLAY
STOP
TV CH +
TV
TV
VOL
VOL
Ð
+
POWER
EJECT
TV CH Ð
JOG/
SHUTTLE
PULL-OPEN
REW
STOP
PLAY
PAUSE
CH – / +
PUSH / TURN
DV
S-VHS
24HR
QUICK
DV
DUB
S-VHS
REC
PROGRAM
EJECT
FF
PULL-OPEN
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and
Serial No. which are located on the
rear of cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
LPT0680-001A

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  • Page 1 Filename [VS30U_Cov1-EN.fm] VS30U_Cov1-EN.fm Page 1 Saturday, February 23, 2002 5:54 PM Mini DV/S-VHS VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER VCR TV CABLE/DBS A.MONITOR POWER PROG TV/VCR DISPLAY CHECK ENTER/OSD DAILY(M-F) WEEKLY C. RESET CANCEL TIMER START STOP DATE EXPRESS PROGRAMMING PROG SP/LP S-VHS...
  • Page 2 Filename [VS30U_0-safety-EN.fm] VS30U_0-safety-EN.fm Page 2 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:29 PM Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing the JVC Mini DV/S-VHS video cassette recorder. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions to ensure safe use of your new VCR.
  • Page 3 Filename [VS30U_0-safety-EN.fm] VS30U_0-safety-EN.fm Page 3 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:29 PM IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. But improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. This product has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety.
  • Page 4 Operation buttons necessary for the various procedures are clearly indicated through the use of illustrations at the beginning of each major section. BEFORE YOU INSTALL YOUR NEW VCR ..please read the sections/literature listed below. “CAUTIONS” on page 2 “IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS”...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Playback Features ...38 Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback (On the VCR) ...38 Slow Motion (On the VCR) ... 38 High-Speed (Turbo) Search (On the VCR) ... 38 Variable Speed Search (On the VCR) ...38 Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback (On the Remote) ...39 Slow Motion (On the Remote) ...39 High-Speed (Turbo) Search (On the Remote) ...39...
  • Page 6: Index

    Filename [VS30U_1-EN.fm] VS30U_1-EN.fm Page 6 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:33 PM FRONT VIEW POWER EJECT STOP PLAY PAUSE DV IN/OUT S-VHS A POWER Button pg. 15 B DV Eject (EJECT ) Button pg. 36, 37 C STOP Button pg. 26, 27, 36, 37 D Mini DV Cassette Loading Slot E PLAY Button...
  • Page 7: Rear View

    This prevents the temperature from rising inside the VCR. Do not remove it. Install the VCR so as not to block the area around the fan. pg. 58 The fan may be activated even if the VCR is turned off.
  • Page 8: Front Display Panel

    Filename [VS30U_1-EN.fm] VS30U_1-EN.fm Page 8 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:33 PM FRONT DISPLAY PANEL A Symbolic Mode Indicators STILL: SLOW: PLAY: FF/REW VARIABLE RECORD: SEARCH: RECORD PAUSE: AUDIO DUBBING: AUDIO DUBBING PAUSE: INSERT: INSERT PAUSE: AV INSERT: AV INSERT PAUSE: Page 8 Masterpage:Left-index INDEX (cont.)
  • Page 9: Remote

    ( ) matched correctly as indicated on the battery compartment or on the lid. The Remote can operate most of your VCR’s functions, as well as basic functions of TV sets, cable boxes and DBS receivers. Point the Remote toward the remote sensor on the target component.
  • Page 10: On-Screen Display (For Vhs Deck)

    Filename [VS30U_1-EN.fm] VS30U_1-EN.fm Page 10 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:33 PM ON-SCREEN DISPLAY (for VHS deck) If you press DISPLAY/OSD on the Remote when “SUPERIMPOSE” is set to “ON” ( indicators appear on the TV screen. A Operation Mode Indicators B Tape Speed SP/EP C Timer Warning Display A warning appears on the TV screen to tell you that the timer-...
  • Page 11: On-Screen Display (For Dv Deck)

    Filename [VS30U_1-EN.fm] VS30U_1-EN.fm Page 11 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:33 PM ON-SCREEN DISPLAY (for DV deck) If you press DISPLAY/OSD on the Remote when “SUPERIMPOSE” is set to “ON” ( indicators appear on the TV screen. A Operation Mode Indicators B Tape Speed SP/LP C Sound Mode Display pg.
  • Page 12: Installing Your New Vcr

    AC power cord is first connected to an AC outlet ( displayed on the front display panel before the VCR is powered on, the clock and tuner channels are being set automatically. Wait for the time to be displayed on the front display panel before turning on the VCR.)
  • Page 13: S-Video Connection

    To operate the VCR with your TV using the S-VIDEO connection, set your TV to its AV mode. You can also use the TV/VCR button on the VCR's Remote to set your TV to the AV mode. ( pg. 67) For switching the TV’s mode, refer to the instruction manual of...
  • Page 14: Initial Settings

    17). If “– –:– –” appears on the front display panel, your antenna cable may not be connected to the VCR or there may not be a Host PBS signal available in your area. Ensure that the antenna cable is connected correctly. Then turn on and off the VCR; the Plug &...
  • Page 15: Language

    Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. S-VHS Page 15 This VCR offers you the language choice to view menus and some messages — in English, Spanish or French. The default setting is “ENGLISH”. Turn on the VCR.
  • Page 16: Clock Set

    Perform clock setting only if the clock has not been set correctly by the Plug&Play setting or if you use a cable box. Preparations Turn on the VCR. Press POWER. Access the Main Menu screen. Press MENU. Access the Initial Set screen.
  • Page 17: Semiauto Clock Set

    “D.S.T.”, then press repeatedly until the desired setting is selected. AUTO: Select if you want to adjust your VCR’s clock automatically by the incoming signal from the host channel. Be sure to select the correct time zone manually in step 4.
  • Page 18: Tuner Set

    Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. S-VHS INFORMATION The VCR selects the correct band (TV or CATV) automatically during Auto Channel Set. The selected band will be displayed on the right side of “BAND” on the Tuner Set screen.
  • Page 19: Manual Channel Set

    S-VHS Page 19 Manual Channel Set You can add the channels you want or delete the channels you do not want manually. Turn on the VCR. Press POWER. Access the Main Menu screen. Press MENU. Access the Tuner Set screen.
  • Page 20: Cable Box Control Setting

    VS30U_1a-EN.fm Page 20 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:35 PM Cable Box Control Setting Place the cable box on top of the VCR. Attach the VCR's Controller to the top of the VCR with the Controller’s transmitter pointed towards the cable box’s remote sensor.
  • Page 21: Setting Cable Box's Brand And Channel

    (CH2 – CH9) appears on the screen. If the cable box is connected to your VCR’s AUDIO/ VIDEO IN connectors on the rear panel, press “ON L-1 (REAR)” appears on the screen.
  • Page 22 If the VCR’s memory backup expires because of a power failure, set the cable box output channel and brand again. For customers in U.S.A.: If you are unable to set the Controller, contact JVC toll free at 1-800-537-5722. January 31, 2002 3:35 pm Masterpage:Left...
  • Page 23: Dbs Receiver Control Setting

    VS30U_1a-EN.fm Page 23 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:35 PM DBS Receiver Control Setting Place the DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) receiver on top of the VCR. Attach the VCR’s Controller to the top of the VCR with the Controller’s transmitter pointed towards the DBS receiver’s remote sensor. ATTENTION: The Controller can also control a cable box.
  • Page 24: Setting Dbs Receiver's Brand And Channel

    DBS receiver’s output (CH3 or CH4) appears on the screen. If the DBS receiver is connected to your VCR’s AUDIO/ VIDEO IN connectors on the rear panel, press “ON L-1 (REAR)” appears on the screen.
  • Page 25 If the VCR’s memory backup expires because of a power failure, set the cable box output channel and brand again. For customers in U.S.A.: If you are unable to set the Controller, contact JVC toll free at 1-800-537-5722. January 31, 2002 3:35 pm...
  • Page 26: Playback/Recording On Vhs Deck

    If the tape is advanced past the start point, press REW ( ) or turn the ADVANCED JOG dial on the VCR to the left. To go forward, press FF ( ADVANCED JOG dial on the VCR to the right.
  • Page 27: Basic Recording

    Push the ADVANCED JOG dial and turn it to the left or right to select the channel you wish to record. Set the tape speed. Press SP/EP ( VCR’s front display panel to confirm the selected tape speed. Start recording. Press and hold REC ( Remote, or press REC ( The VHS recording indicator lights on the VCR.
  • Page 28: Playback Features

    NOTES: During slow motion, some noise may appear on the TV screen. Press CH+/– on the Remote to eliminate the noise. However, the VCR will return to the default setting once a power failure JOG/ occurs. SHUTTLE...
  • Page 29: Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback (On The Remote)

    NOTES: During slow motion, some noise may appear on the TV screen. Press CH+/– to eliminate the noise. However, the VCR will return to the default setting once a power failure occurs. Slow motion playback stops automatically after 5 minutes to protect the heads.
  • Page 30: Repeat Playback

    “ON” ( pg. 71) and if any timer programing has been made. If “AUTO TIMER” is set to “ON”, the VCR directly goes into the Timer-Standby mode at the same time when the POWER is pressed for the Automatic Power Off.
  • Page 31: Manual Tracking

    Press CH + or –. Press again to return to automatic tracking. NOTE: When a new tape is inserted, the VCR enters the automatic tracking mode automatically. Soundtrack Selection Your VCR is capable of recording three soundtracks (HI-FI L, HI-FI R and NORM) and will play back the one you select.
  • Page 32: Recording Features

    TV for the station you wish to view. The program selected with the TV’s channel controls appears on the TV screen, while the one selected with the VCR’s CH buttons is recorded on the tape. Instant Timer Recording (ITR) This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 6 hours (selectable in 30-min.
  • Page 33: Elapsed Recording Time Indication

    Filename [VS30U_1a-EN.fm] VS30U_1a-EN.fm Page 33 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:35 PM S-VHS Page 33 Elapsed Recording Time Indication Set the counter display. Press DISPLAY/OSD until a counter reading appears on the front display panel. Reset the counter. Press C.RESET before starting recording or playback. The counter is reset to “0:00:00”...
  • Page 34: Retake

    Resume recording. Press PLAY ( ) when you wish to resume recording. Second Audio Recording This VCR’s built-in MTS decoder enables reception of Multichannel TV Sound broadcast. To record a SAP program received, set “2ND AUDIO RECORD” to “ON”. pg. 71) NOTES: When the channel is changed on the VCR;...
  • Page 35: Active Video Calibration

    “ON”, it is recommended that you leave VIDEO CALIBRATION on during playback as well. When watching a rental tape or one recorded on another VCR, or when using this VCR as the player for editing, set VIDEO CALIBRATION to your preference ( pg. 73).
  • Page 36: Playback/Recording On Dv Deck

    ) or turn the ADVANCED JOG dial to the left. To go forward, press FF ( JOG dial to the right. Start playback. Press PLAY ( The DV playback indicator lights on the VCR. Stop playback. Press STOP ( ). Then press EJECT ( ) to remove the cassette.
  • Page 37: Basic Recording

    Push the ADVANCED JOG dial and turn it to the left or right to select the channel you wish to record. Set the tape speed. Press SP/LP ( VCR’s front display panel to confirm the selected tape speed. Start recording. Press and hold REC ( Remote, or press REC ( The DV recording indicator lights on the VCR.
  • Page 38: Playback Features

    During playback, turn the ADVANCED JOG dial quickly to the left or right. Variable Speed Search (On the VCR) During playback, turn the ADVANCED JOG dial to the right for forward variable-speed search, or to the left for reverse variable-speed search.
  • Page 39: Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback (On The Remote)

    Filename [VS30U_1a-EN.fm] VS30U_1a-EN.fm Page 39 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:35 PM Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback (On the Remote) Pause during playback. Press PAUSE ( Activate frame-by-frame playback. Press JOG/SHUTTLE so that the button lights up. Turn the JOG dial to the right for forward frame-by-frame playback, or to the left for reverse frame-by-frame playback.
  • Page 40: Next Function Memory

    “ON” ( pg. 71) and if any timer programing has been made. If “AUTO TIMER” is set to “ON”, the VCR directly goes into the Timer-Standby mode at the same time when the POWER is pressed for the Automatic Power Off.
  • Page 41: Recording Features

    TV for the station you wish to view. The program selected with the TV’s channel controls appears on the TV screen, while the one selected with the VCR’s CH buttons is recorded on the tape. Instant Timer Recording (ITR) This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 2 hours (selectable in 30-min.
  • Page 42: Timer Recording

    TV program has a corresponding code number which your VCR is able to recognize. Before performing the VCR Plus+ Timer Programing: Make sure that the VCR’s built-in clock is set properly. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. S-VHS Page 42 Turn on the VCR.
  • Page 43 10 minutes. You can program each deck to timer-record as many as 6 programs. If you try to program the VCR to record a seventh, “PROGRAM FULL” appears on the TV screen. To record the...
  • Page 44: Changing Vcr Plus+ Setting

    In many instances, the VCR Plus+ guide channel numbers for cable and broadcast TV stations DO NOT match the channel number on which it is received by your VCR or cable box. Check your TV listing, or contact your cable supplier for details.
  • Page 45: Guide Channel Number

    Return to the normal screen. Press MENU. Guide Channel Number “Guide Channel (GUIDE CH) number” refers to the assigned TV station numbers, according to broadcast area, for the VCR Plus+ timer recording. The Guide Channel numbers can be found in most TV listings. Masterpage:Right-NoTitle0...
  • Page 46: Express Timer Programing

    VCR to timer-record the program. Before performing Express Timer Programing: Make sure that the VCR’s built-in clock is set properly. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. S-VHS Page 46 TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
  • Page 47 You can program each deck to timer-record as many as 6 programs. If you try to program the VCR to record a seventh, “PROGRAM FULL” appears on the TV screen. To record the extra program, you must first cancel any unnecessary programs ( pg.
  • Page 48: 24Hr Quick Programing

    VS30U_2-EN.fm Page 48 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:38 PM 24HR Quick Programing Before performing the 24HR Quick Programing: Make sure that the VCR’s built-in clock is set properly. Select the deck. Set the tape speed. For the VHS deck: Insert a VHS (or S-VHS) cassette with the record safety tab intact.
  • Page 49 NOTES: You can program each deck to timer-record as many as 6 programs. If you try to program the VCR to record a seventh, “FULL” appears on the front display panel. To record the extra program, you must first cancel any unnecessary programs pg.
  • Page 50: Check, Cancel And Change Programs

    Filename [VS30U_2-EN.fm] VS30U_2-EN.fm Page 50 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:38 PM S-VHS Page 50 TIMER RECORDING (cont.) Check, cancel and change programs Disengage the timer mode. Press TIMER, then press POWER. Access the Program Check screen. Press PROG CHECK. The Program Check screen appears for the deck (VHS or DV) being selected.
  • Page 51: When Programs Overlap Each Other

    If no changes are made for approximately 3 minute, the VCR will return to the normal screen. Cancel or change program setting.
  • Page 52: Editing

    Tape Dubbing (from DV to VHS) S-VHS Page 52 Dubbing An Entire Cassette Because this VCR includes both VHS deck and DV deck, you can easily use it for dubbing without connecting any other equipment. Load cassettes. For the VHS deck Insert a VHS (or S-VHS) cassette with the record safety tab intact, or cover the hole using adhesive tape.
  • Page 53: Tape Dubbing (From Vhs To Dv)

    Tape Dubbing (from VHS to DV) S-VHS Page 53 Dubbing An Entire Cassette Because this VCR includes both VHS deck and DV deck, you can easily use it for dubbing without connecting any other equipment. Load cassettes. For the VHS deck Insert a VHS (or S-VHS) cassette with the record safety tab removed.
  • Page 54: Normal Dubbing (From Dv To Vhs)

    Filename [VS30U_3-EN.fm] VS30U_3-EN.fm Page 54 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:40 PM Normal Dubbing (from DV to VHS) S-VHS NOTES: If you set the dubbing direction incorrectly, you could erase an important recording that you wanted to copy. It is recommended to conduct a test with unimportant cassettes first.
  • Page 55: Normal Dubbing (From Vhs To Dv)

    Filename [VS30U_3-EN.fm] VS30U_3-EN.fm Page 55 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:40 PM Normal Dubbing (from VHS to DV) S-VHS NOTES: If you set the dubbing direction incorrectly, you could erase an important recording that you wanted to copy. It is recommended to conduct a test with unimportant cassettes first.
  • Page 56: Edit From A Camcorder

    When using a monaural camcorder, connect its AUDIO OUT connector to the AUDIO L input connector on your VCR. When a Master Edit Control-equipped JVC camcorder is used, the camcorder is capable of controlling the VCR. Refer to the camcorder’s instruction manual for operating procedure.
  • Page 57 When you are editing through the DV IN/OUT connector, the VCR will stop if the signal is interrupted. When connecting this VCR to a device equipped with a DV input connector, be sure to use the optional DV cable (VC-VDV204).
  • Page 58: Edit To Or From Another Vcr/Pc

    Edit To Or From Another VCR/PC S-VHS Page 58 You can use your VCR as the source player or as the recording deck. Make connections. Connect an audio/video cable between the player’s VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT connectors and the recorder’s VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN connectors.
  • Page 59 When you select “EDIT” to dub tapes in step 4, be sure to select “AUTO” (or “NORM” when “VIDEO CALIBRATION” is set to “OFF”) after you finish dubbing the tapes. When you use this VCR as the source player for editing, be sure to set “SUPERIMPOSE” to “OFF” before starting pg. 71).
  • Page 60: Audio Dubbing

    You cannot perform Audio Dubbing on a tape that was recorded with “SOUND MODE” set to “16BIT” ( on a tape that was recorded at the “LP” speed, or on a blank tape. Page 60 Your VCR pg. 76), Masterpage:Left EDITING (cont.) CD player, etc.
  • Page 61 The dubbing direction indicator ( lights. Locate the start point. Press PLAY ( ) to start playback of the tape in your VCR, and press PAUSE ( ) when you reach the point where you want to start dubbing.
  • Page 62: Insert Editing

    If you wish to change the normal audio track as well, use the Audio Dubbing function simultaneously. For Insert Editing, use your VCR as the recording deck. Source tape Before Insert Editing Recording tape...
  • Page 63: Av Insert Editing (Vhs Deck Only)

    Load the source cassette and play back the segment that is to be inserted. When you reach the start of the section of the source tape that you wish to insert, press PLAY ( to start the tape in your VCR; Insert Editing begins at this point. “...
  • Page 64: Random Assemble Editing

    Filename [VS30U_3-EN.fm] VS30U_3-EN.fm Page 64 Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:02 PM Random Assemble Editing S-VHS Page 64 64-program Editing Memory (8 programs x 8 scenes) By using the Random Assemble Editing function, you can select up to 8 scenes from a previously recorded Mini DV cassette and automatically dub them onto a VHS (or S-VHS) cassette.
  • Page 65 CANCEL is pressed, the latest registered scene is erased. When the source tape has more than 2 identical time codes pg. 41), the VCR may not find the edit-in point you set and a malfunction may occur. When choosing a scene, set edit-in and edit-out points so that there's a relatively large difference between them.
  • Page 66: Remote Control Functions

    VCR is initially set to respond to A code signals. You can easily modify your VCR and the Remote to respond to B code signals. When using two JVC VCRs, set two VCRs and their Remotes to different codes, so that you can operate these VCRs separately.
  • Page 67: Tv Multi-Brand Remote Control

    VS30U_3-EN.fm Page 67 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:40 PM TV Multi-Brand Remote Control Your Remote can operate the basic functions of your TV set. In addition to JVC TVs, other manufacturer’s TVs can also be controlled. Before performing the following steps: Turn ON the TV using its Remote.
  • Page 68: Cable Box Multi-Brand Remote Control

    VS30U_3-EN.fm Page 68 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:40 PM Cable Box Multi-Brand Remote Control Your Remote can operate the basic functions of your cable box set. In addition to JVC cable boxes, other manufacturer’s cable boxes can also be controlled. Before performing the following steps: Turn ON the cable box using its Remote.
  • Page 69: Dbs Receiver Multi-Brand Remote Control

    Turn ON the DBS receiver using its Remote. IMPORTANT Although the supplied Remote unit is compatible with JVC DBS receivers, as well as many other models, it may not work with your DBS receiver, or in some instances, may have limited function capability.
  • Page 70: Subsidiary Settings

    VHS MODE SET DV MODE SET The procedure shows how to set “SUPERIMPOSE” to “ON” on the “MODE SET” screen as an example. Turn on the VCR. Press POWER. Access the Main Menu screen. Press MENU. Access the Mode Set screen.
  • Page 71 Messages appear in the selected language ( NOTES: When you use this VCR as the source player for editing, be sure to set “SUPERIMPOSE” to “OFF” before starting. During playback, the operation mode indicators may be disturbed depending on the type of tape being used.
  • Page 72 You can record on VHS cassettes with S-VHS picture quality. Tapes recorded using this function can be played back on a VCR equipped with the S-VHS ET function. When this function is set to “ON”, the S-VHS indicator lights up on the front display panel.
  • Page 73 VHS MODE SET (cont.) VIDEO CALIBRATION When this function is set to “ON”, this VCR checks the condition of the tape in use during playback and recording, and compensates to provide the highest-possible pictures. This takes place whenever you play back a tape or start recording after inserting a tape.
  • Page 74 In order to ensure that the recording fits on the tape, this feature may leave a slight non- recorded section at the end of the tape. There may be some noise and sound disturbance at the point on the tape where the VCR switches from SP to EP mode.
  • Page 75 Depending on the type of tape being used, picture quality may be better with “DIGITAL R3” set to “OFF”. If you use the VCR as the source player for editing, be sure to set “DIGITAL R3” to “OFF” before starting.
  • Page 76 Filename [VS30U_4-EN.fm] VS30U_4-EN.fm Page 76 Friday, February 1, 2002 1:20 PM DV MODE SET SOUND MODE Select the appropriate mode before recording on a Mini DV tape. 12BIT 16BIT 12BIT MODE Select the appropriate mode when playing back an audio-dubbed Mini DV tape. SOUND1 SOUND2 FULL...
  • Page 77: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before requesting service for a problem, use this chart and see if you can repair the trouble yourself. Small problems are often easily corrected, and this can save you the trouble of sending your VCR off for repair. POWER SYMPTOM 1.
  • Page 78 Filename [VS30U_4-EN.fm] VS30U_4-EN.fm Page 78 Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:03 PM RECORDING SYMPTOM 1. Recording cannot be started. 2. TV broadcasts cannot be recorded. 3. Tape-to-tape editing using another component is not possible. 4. Camcorder recording is not possible. 5. “ ”...
  • Page 79 ” on the front display panel won’t stop blinking. 4. “ ” blinks for 10 seconds and the Timer mode is disengaged. 5. The VCR Plus+ system does not timer- record properly. 6. The power shuts off and “ ” won’t stop blinking.
  • Page 80: Other Problems

    AC power cord from the AC supply. Wait for a while and then plug the power cord back in. Eject and check the condition of the cassette. If everything appears normal, you can operate the VCR as usual.
  • Page 81: Questions And Answers Playback

    A. The tape is automatically rewound to the beginning. Q. Can the VCR indefinitely remain in the Pause mode? A. No. It stops automatically after 5 minutes on the VHS deck, 3 minutes on the DV deck to protect the heads.
  • Page 82: Specifications

    Filename [VS30U_4-EN.fm] VS30U_4-EN.fm Page 82 Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:45 PM GENERAL Power requirement : AC 120 V , 60 Hz Power consumption Power on : 35 W Power off : 4.4 W Temperature Operating : 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) Storage : –20°C to 60°C (–4°F to140°F) Operating position : Horizontal only...
  • Page 83: Index

    Express Timer Programming ... 73 FRONT AUX INPUT ... 43, 44 Guide Channel Number Set High-Speed (Turbo) Search (On the Remote) High-Speed (Turbo) Search (On the VCR) ... 30 Index Search ... 62 Insert Editing ... 32, 41 Instant Timer Recording (ITR) ...
  • Page 84 Filename [VS30U_Cov4-EN.fm] VS30U_Cov4-EN.fm Page 84 Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:06 PM Page 84 VCR TV CA START Printed in Japan 0302MNV February 23, 2002 6:06 pm C. RESE CANCEL PROG Ð...

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