DVD VIDEO RECORDER
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.
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CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
REPRODUCTION OF LABELS
WARNING LABEL INSIDE OF THE UNIT
Thank you for purchasing the JVC DVD video recorder. Before
use, please read the safety information and precautions to
ensure safe use of your new unit.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
A UNIT IS A CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. HOWEVER THIS
UNIT USES A VISIBLE LASER BEAM WHICH COULD CAUSE
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE IF DIRECTED. BE
SURE TO OPERATE THE UNIT CORRECTLY AS
WHEN THIS UNIT IS PLUGGED INTO THE WALL OUTLET,
DO NOT PLACE YOUR EYES CLOSE TO THE OPENING OF
THE DISC TRAY AND OTHER OPENINGS TO LOOK INTO
THE INSIDE OF THIS UNIT.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
This unit should be used with AC 120VH, 60Hz only.
To prevent electric shocks and fire hazards, DO NOT use any
other power source.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF
PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA
LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE
CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU'AU
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines
for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable
ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void user's
authority to operate the equipment.
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IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY
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. In order not to defeat the built-in safeguards,
observe the following basic rules for its installation, use and
Follow and obey all warnings and instructions marked on your
product and its operating instructions. For your safety, please read
all the safety and operating instructions before you operate this
product and keep this booklet for future reference.
1. Grounding or Polarization
(A)Your product may be equipped with a polarized alternating-
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
(B)Your product may be equipped with a 3-wire grounding-type
plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin. This plug will only fit
into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
2. Power Sources
Operate your product only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local
power company. If your product is intended to operate from
battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
4. Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation.
To ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered.
Do not block the openings by placing the product on a bed,
sofa, rug or other similar surface.
Do not place the product in a built-in installation such as a
bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
6. Wall or Ceiling Mounting
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
ANTENNA INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as
to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
connectors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding
For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or
cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
3. Power Lines
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity
of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits,
or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as
contact with them might be fatal.
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To avoid personal injury:
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. It may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product.
Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product.
Use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer and follow the manufacturer's instructions for
any mounting of the product.
Do not try to roll a cart with small casters across thresholds or
2. Product and Cart Combination
A product and cart combination should
be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces
may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
3. Water and Moisture
Do not use this product near
water^for example, near a bath tub,
wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub,
in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool and the like.
4. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-
out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the product.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer
of this product as they may cause hazards.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for
The product should be situated away from heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
If your product is not operating correctly or exhibits a marked
change in performance and you are unable to restore normal
operation by following the detailed procedure in its operating
instructions, do not attempt to service it yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
2. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance^this indicates a need for service.
3. Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or which have the same characteristics as the
original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
4. Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask
the service technician to perform safety checks to determine
that the product is in safe operating condition.
HOW TO USE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL
All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of
Contents on page 6. Use this when searching for information on
a specific procedure or feature.
The Index on pages 12 - 14 illustrates the controls and
connections on the front and rear panel, the front display panel
and the remote control.
The list of terms on page 70 lists frequently-used terms, and the
number of the page on which they are used or explained in the
The A mark signals a reference to another page for instructions
or related information.
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 UNIT . . .
. . . please read the sections/literature listed below.
"SAFETY FIRST" (A pg. 2)
AIMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSB (A pg. 3
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Manufactured under licence from Dolby Laboratories. ADolbyB
and double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
ADTSB and ADTS DIGITAL OUTB are trademarks of Digital
Theater Systems, Inc.
VCR Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks of Gemstar
The VCR Plus+ system is manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation.
DSSTM is an official trademark of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of GM
Hughes Electronics. DISH Network
TM is a trademark of Echostar
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation
and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing users only unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or a shelf, make sure
that it has sufficient space on all sides to allow for ventilation
(10 cm or more on both sides, on top and at the rear).
When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be
considered and the local rules or laws governing the disposal of
these batteries must be followed strictly.
Failure to heed the following precautions may result in
damage to the unit, remote control or disc.
1. DO NOT place the unit ^
^ in an environment prone to extreme temperatures or
^ in direct sunlight.
^ in a dusty environment.
^ in an environment where strong magnetic fields are
^ on a surface that is unstable or subject to vibration.
2. DO NOT block the unit's ventilation openings or holes.
(If the ventilation openings or holes are blocked by a
newspaper or cloth, etc., the heat may not be able to get out.)
3. DO NOT place heavy objects on the unit or remote control.
4. DO NOT place anything which might spill on top of the unit
or remote control.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this equipment, fire or
electric shock may be caused.)
5. DO NOT expose the apparatus to dripping or splashing.
6. DO NOT use this equipment in a bathroom or places with
water. Also DO NOT place any containers filled with water or
liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower vases, potted
plants, cups, etc.) on top of this unit.
7. DO NOT place any naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, on the apparatus.
8. AVOID violent shocks to the unit during transport.
Moisture in the air will condense on the unit when you move it from
a cold place to a warm place, or under extremely humid
conditions^just as water droplets form on the surface of a glass
filled with cold liquid. In conditions where condensation may occur,
disconnect the unit's power plug from the wall and keep it
disconnected for a few hours to let the moisture dry, then turn on
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:
JVC shall not be liable for any loss relating to the unit's failure to
properly record, store or playback any content (video, audio or
otherwise) for any reason whatsoever. Any applicable warranties
shall only cover replacement or repair of the effected unit, and
shall not apply to recovery or replacement of lost content.
Declaration of Conformity
Responsible Party:JVC Americas Corp.
Address:1700 Valley Road Wayne, N.J. 07470
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
Using a mobile phone in the vicinity of the unit may cause
picture vibration on the TV screen or change the screen to a
blue back display.
Some TVs or other appliances generate strong magnetic
fields. Do not place such appliances on top of the unit as it
may cause picture disturbance.
If there is a power outage when using the unit, the recorded
data may be erased.
Recorded programmes and data cannot be restored once
the disc is damaged.
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