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ENGLISH
EN
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
HR-J798AH
INSTRUCTIONS
LPT0796-001A
Printed in China
COPYRIGHT © 2003 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD.
0603-MN-PJ-BJ
CONTENTS
Buttons, Connectors and Indicators................................................ 2
Basic Connections ......................................................................... 3
Initial Settings ............................................................................. 4
Video Channel Set ................................................................. 4
Auto Set Up ........................................................................... 4
Language Setting.................................................................... 5
Clock Setting.......................................................................... 5
Playback...................................................................................... 5
Basic Playback....................................................................... 5
Playback Features .................................................................. 6
Recording .................................................................................... 7
Basic Recording ..................................................................... 7
Recording Features ................................................................ 7
Timer Recording ........................................................................... 8
Express Timer Programing ....................................................... 9
Checking, cancelling or changing program settings ................. 9
Program overlap warning display........................................... 9
Other Functions.......................................................................... 10
Checking tape position ........................................................ 10
Changing display information .............................................. 10
Function settings .................................................................. 10
Satellite Auto Recording....................................................... 11
Multi-Brand Remote Control ................................................ 11
Changing Remote Control Code........................................... 12
Editing....................................................................................... 12
Information on Multi-System Compatibility .................................. 13
Tuner Setting ............................................................................. 14
Specifications............................................................................. 16
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.
Cassettes marked "VHS" (or "S-VHS") can be used with this video
cassette recorder. However, S-VHS recording is not possible with
this model.
This model is equipped with SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK)
that makes it possible to play back S-VHS recordings in the SP
mode with regular VHS resolution.
HQ VHS is compatible with existing VHS equipment.
G-CODE is a trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation and
is registered in the following countries: Australia, China, Hong
Kong, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and Taiwan. SHOWVIEW
is a trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation and is
registered in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden
and Switzerland. The G-CODE/SHOWVIEW system is manufactured
under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
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.
Dangerous voltage inside. Refer internal servicing to qualified
service personnel. To prevent electric shock or fire hazard,
remove the power cord from the mains outlet prior to
connecting or disconnecting any signal lead or aerial.
ATTENTION
1. This recorder can also receive SECAM colour television signals
for recording and playback.
2. Recordings made of SECAM television signals produce
monochrome pictures if played back on another video recorder
of SECAM standard, or do not produce normal colour pictures if
played back on another video recorder of PAL standard.
3. SECAM prerecorded cassettes or recordings made with a SECAM
video recorder produce monochrome pictures when played
back with this recorder.
POWER SYSTEM:
This set operates on voltage of AC110 V ­ 240 Vd (Rating), AC90 V ­
260 Vd (Operating), 50 Hz/60 Hz with automatic switching.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn
hazard if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above
100°C or incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita Electric), Sanyo, Sony
or Maxell CR2025. Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery
is incorrectly replaced.
Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
IMPORTANT
Please read the various precautions on this page before installing
or operating the recorder.
It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record pre-
recorded tapes, records, or discs without the consent of the owner
of copyright in the sound or video recording, broadcast or cable
programme and in any literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work
embodied therein.
The 1 button does not completely shut off mains power from the
unit, but switches operating current on and off. "`" shows electrical
power standby and " ! " shows ON.
Video tapes recorded with this video recorder in the LP (Long Play)
or EP (Extended Play) mode cannot be played back on a single-
speed video recorder.
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G-CODE and SHOWVIEW are different trademarks used to represent
the same easy recording feature. However, for simplicity, only
the term G-CODE will be used in the instructions. If you use
SHOWVIEW system, follow the same steps listed for the G-CODE
system.
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 recorder, remote control or video cassette.
1. DO NOT place the recorder ...
... in an environment prone to extreme temperatures or
humidity.
... in direct sunlight.
... in a dusty environment.
... in an environment where strong magnetic fields are
generated.
... on a surface that is unstable or subject to vibration.
2. DO NOT block the recorder'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 recorder or remote control.
4. DO NOT place anything which might spill on top of the
recorder 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 recorder during transport.
MOISTURE CONDENSATION
Moisture in the air will condense on the recorder 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. Moisture condensation on the head drum
will cause damage to the tape. In conditions where condensation
may occur, keep the recorder's power turned on for a few hours to
let the moisture dry.
How to use the remote control
The remote control can operate most of your recorder's functions,
as well as basic functions of TV, cable box, satellite receiver, and
DVD sets of JVC and other brands.
Point the remote control toward the sensor window on the
target component.
The maximum operating distance of the remote control is about
8m.
NOTES:
When inserting the batteries, be sure to insert in the correct
directions as indicated under the battery cover.
If the remote control does not work properly, remove its batteries,
wait for a few seconds, replace the batteries and then try again.
Video heads cleaning
The heads get dirty in the following cases:
in an environment prone to extreme temperature or humidity
in a dusty environment
flaw, dirt or mold on video tapes
continuous usage for a long time
Use a dry cleaning cassette -- TCL-2 -- when:
Rough, poor picture appears while a tape is played back.
The picture is unclear or no picture appears.
"USE CLEANING CASSETTE" appears on the screen (only with
"O.S.D." set to "ON" (
10)).
Buttons, Connectors
and Indicators
Front Panel
Rear Panel
ATTENTION
To mobile phone user:
Using a mobile phone in the vicinity of the recorder may cause
picture vibration on the TV screen or change the screen to a
blue back display.
On placing the recorder:
Some TVs or other appliances generate strong magnetic fields.
Do not place such appliance on top of the recorder as it may
cause picture disturbance.
Cassette
loading slot
VIDEO/AUDIO
input connectors
Display panel
Play indicator
Record
indicator
Timer mode indicator
Channel and auxiliary input/Clock time
REC LINK indicator
REVIEW indicator
Pause 9
Play 4
Rec 7
Stop/Eject
0
PR+/­
Standby/on 1
5
Forward
3
Rewind
Mains power cord
Lithium battery
compartment
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Remote control
* Not function with this recorder.
On-screen display
If you press OK on the remote control when "O.S.D." is set to
"ON" (
10), you can see the current recorder status on the TV
screen. To clear the on-screen display, press OK again.
The indications are not recorded even if the recorder is in the
recording mode.
A Channel and auxiliary input
B Clock time
C Day
D Type of broadcast
E Audio mode
F Tape Remaining time
G Time counter
H Tape position
I Tape direction
J Colour system indicator
K Tape speed
L Recorder operation mode
M Cassette mark
Basic Connections
A Check contents
Make sure the package contains all of the accessories listed in
"Specifications" (
16).
B Situate recorder
Place the recorder on a stable, horizontal surface.
C Connect recorder to TV
RF Connection
A Disconnect the TV aerial cable from the TV.
B Connect the TV aerial cable to the ANT. IN terminal on the
rear of the recorder.
C Connect the supplied RF cable between the RF OUT terminal
on the rear of the recorder and the TV's aerial input terminal.
AV Connection
(improves picture quality during tape playback.)
If your TV is equipped with AV input connectors
A Connect the aerial, recorder and TV as shown in the
illustration.
B Connect an AV cable between the AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
connectors on the rear of the recorder and the AV input
connectors on the TV.
Even if you are using AV cables to connect your recorder to
your TV, you must also connect it using the RF cable. This will
ensure that you can record one show while watching another.
D Connect recorder to mains
Plug the mains power cord into a mains outlet.
Number keys
0
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+
+
PR. 12
SP
23 : 59
NTSC 3.58
31. 12. 03
ST NICAM
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B
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REMAIN
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RF cable
(supplied)
Back of recorder
Mains power cord
AV cable
(not supplied)
To AV input
connectors
TV aerial cable
Mains outlet
To aerial terminal
TV
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Installing/Removing the lithium battery
Be sure to connect the power plug to an AC outlet first before
installing the lithium battery; otherwise, the battery's service life
will be drastically shortened.
A Make sure that the power plug is connected to an AC outlet
and turn off the recorder power.
B Open the battery cover while pressing the release tab as
illustrated.
C Insert a lithium battery with the plus (+) side up and push it in.
To remove the lithium battery, press the latch
downward
using a pointed non-metallic object, then pull out the
lithium battery.
D Close the battery cover until it clicks in place.
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. Before performing the following steps, make sure the
recorder's power is off and there is no cassette inserted in the
recorder.
If you have connected the video recorder to your TV via the
provided RF cable only (RF connection)...
A Hold down 0 on the recorder
until the display panel shows the
following.
B Press PR+ or ­ on the remote control
to set appropriate TV system that
matches the system of TV being used
(refer to the table below).
1:B/G 2:D/K 3:I 4:H 5:M
C Set your TV to UHF channel 36.
If the two vertical white bars appear clearly on
the screen as shown on the right, press OK and
then go to step
D.
If the two vertical white bars do not appear clearly,
press OK and then PR + or ­ to set the recorder to
a vacant channel between 28 and 60 which is not occupied by any
local station in your area.
(Ex.) If channel 50 is available in your area...
Then set your TV to UHF channel 50 and check if the two vertical
white bars appear clearly on the screen; if so, go to step
D. If not,
re-set the recorder to another vacant channel and try again.
D Press OK to finish video channel set.
If you have connected the video recorder to your TV via both the
provided RF cable and an AV cable (AV connection)...
A Hold down 0on the recorder
until the display panel shows the
following.
B Press OK, then press PR ­ until the
display panel shows the following.
Now the video channel is set to off
(­­).
C Press OK to finish video channel set.
If Auto Set Up or Tuner Set has not previously been performed,
the Language Select screen appears and Auto Set Up function
takes place automatically.
Auto Set Up
The Auto Set Up function simplifies installation by guiding you
through the procedures of setting the language, clock and tuner
channels -- simply follow the on-screen menus that appear.
A Select language
Press rt to place the pointer next to your desired language
(English, Chinese or Russian), then press OK or e.
The Clock Set screen appears.
B Set time
Press rt to set the hour, then press OK or
e.
Press and hold either button to delay or
advance the time by 30 minutes.
C Set date
Press rt to set the date, then press OK or e.
Press and hold either button to change the date by 15 days.
D Set year
Press rt to set the year, then press MENU.
E Select TV system
Press rt to place the pointer next to the appropriate TV system
(refer to the table below).
F Start auto channel set
Press OK or e.
Receivable channels in your area are
automatically assigned to the PR+/­
buttons, and non-receivable channels
are skipped.
When Auto Set Up is completed, the
lowest position number will appear on the front display panel. If
"SCAN COMPLETED­NO SIGNAL­" is displayed on the screen,
make sure that the aerial cable is connected to the recorder
properly and press OK on the remote control. The recorder will
try Auto Set Up again.
Major Countries/Areas
TV System
New Zealand, Kuwait, U.A.E., Indonesia,
Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Iran, Saudi
Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Iraq
B/G
China, Mongolia, Russia
D/K
Hong Kong
I
Australia
H
U.S.A., Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan
M
Turn on the recorder and the TV, and set your TV to its AV mode
or video channel.
Major Countries/Areas
TV System
Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, U.A.E.,
Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia,
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco,
Lebanon, Iraq
B/G
China, Mongolia, Russia
D/K
Hong Kong
I
U.S.A., Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan
M
[
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[MENU] : EXIT
CLOCK SET
TIME
DATE
YEAR
0 : 00
01.01
03
AUTO CH SET
PLEASE WAIT
START
FINISH
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