VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
TV PR +
Safety Precautions ...................... 2
INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER 4
Basic Connections ..................... 4
S-VIDEO Connection ................. 5
Video Channel Set ..................... 6
Auto Set Up ............................... 8
On-Screen Displays ................. 10
Select Language ....................... 11
Clock Set .................................. 12
Basic Playback ......................... 13
Playback Features ..................... 14
Basic Recording ....................... 17
Recording Features ................... 18
B.E.S.T. Picture System ............. 22
G-CODETM/SHOWVIEWTM System Setup . 24
Programming ........................... 26
Express Timer Programming ..... 28
Automatic Satellite Programme
Recording ................................ 33
Remote Control Functions ........ 34
Connecting/Using A Stereo
System ..................................... 38
Preparation For Editing ............. 39
Edit From A Camcorder ............ 40
Edit To Or From Another Video
Recorder .................................. 41
Audio Dubbing ........................ 42
INFORMATION ON MULTI-SYSTEM
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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 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
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
Use the conversion plug (not provided in certain areas) depending on the type of your AC wall outlet.
Cassettes marked "S-VHS" and "VHS" can be used with this video cassette recorder. However, S-VHS recordings are possible only
with cassettes marked "S-VHS".
By using S-VHS ET it is possible to record and play back with S-VHS picture quality on VHS cassettes with this recorder.
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 Switzer-
land. The G-CODE/SHOWVIEW system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Failure to heed the following precautions may result in damage to the recorder, remote control or video
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.
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.
5. AVOID violent shocks to the recorder during transport.
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 in 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 turned on for a few hours to let the moisture dry.
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.
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.
This set operates on voltage of AC110 240 V` (Rating), AC90 260 V` (Operating), 50/60 Hz with automatic
listed in "SPECIFICATIONS" (
CONNECT RECORDER TO
of TV you have.
To Connect To A TV With NO AV Input Terminals . . .
a Disconnect the TV aerial cable from the TV.
b Connect the TV aerial cable to the ANT. IN jack
on the rear panel of the recorder.
c Connect the provided RF cable between the RF
OUT jack on the rear panel of the recorder and
the TV's aerial terminal.
To Connect To A TV With AV Input Terminals . . .
a Connect the aerial, recorder and TV as per "RF
b Connect an optional AV cable between the
AUDIO OUT and VIDEO OUT connectors on the
rear panel of the recorder and the TV's AV-IN
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Use the conversion plug (not provided in certain areas)
depending on the type of your AC wall outlet.
It's essential that your video recorder be properly connected.
Follow these steps carefully. THESE STEPS MUST BE COM-
PLETED BEFORE ANY VIDEO OPERATION CAN BE PER-
INSTALLING YOUR NEW RECORDER
Connect the power plug to an AC
outlet before installing the lithium
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If you have finished all the necessary connections, go to
"Video Channel Set" on page 6, then perform Auto Set Up on
page 8; do NOT press the
button on the recorder/remote
control to turn on the recorder's power before you start Auto
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b Connect the recorder's S VIDEO OUT connector to
the TV's S-VIDEO IN connector.
c Connect the recorder's AUDIO OUT connectors to
the TV's AUDIO IN connectors.
CONNECT RECORDER TO
To Connect to A TV With S-VIDEO/AUDIO IN Connectors . . .
Aerial or Cable
RF Cable (provided)
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S-Video cable (provided)
Audio cable (not provided)
S VIDEO OUT
You can obtain high-quality S-VHS pictures.
If your television is not stereo-capable, use the recorder's
AUDIO OUT connectors to connect to an audio amplifier for
Hi-Fi stereo sound reproduction. (
To operate the recorder with your TV using the S-VIDEO
connection, set your TV to the VIDEO (or AV mode).
For switching the TV's mode, refer to the instruction manual
of your television.
If you have finished all the necessary connections, go to "Video Channel Set" on page 6, then perform Auto Set Up on page 8; do
NOT press the
button on the recorder/remote control to turn on the recorder's power before you start Auto Set Up.
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