DVD PLAYER &
VIDEO CASSETTE 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 player & VHS video
cassette recorder. Before use, please read the safety
information and precautions to ensure safe use of your new
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
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.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
This unit should be used with AC 120Vd, 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.
THIS PRODUCT USES A LASER SYSTEM.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN
THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR
YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
Declaration of Conformity
JVC Americas Corp.
1700 Valley Road Wayne, N.J. 07470
Telephone Number: 973-317-5000
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
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 help.
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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 servicing.
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 safety feature.
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
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 electrode.
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
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 10 13 lists frequently-used terms, and
the number of the page on which they are used or explained in
the manual. This section also illustrates the controls and
connections on the front and rear panel, the front display
panel and the remote control.
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.
"CAUTIONS" on page 2
"IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS" on
pages 3 4
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is an official trademark of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of GM
Hughes Electronics. DISH Network
is a trademark of Echostar
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby"
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
"DTS" and "DTS 2.0 + Digital Out" are trademarks of Digital
Theater Systems, Inc.
Cassettes marked "VHS" (or "S-VHS") can be used with this
unit. However, S-VHS recording is not possible with this
This model is equipped with SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK)
that makes it possible to play back S-VHS recordings with
regular VHS resolution.
HQ VHS is compatible with existing VHS equipment.
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
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, JVC has determined that this
product or product model meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines
for energy efficiency.
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 or video cassette.
1. DO NOT place the unit --
-- in an environment prone to extreme temperatures
-- 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
(If the ventilation openings or holes are blocked by a
newspaper or cloth, etc., the heat may not be able to
3. DO NOT place heavy objects on the unit or Remote.
4. DO NOT place anything which might spill on top of
the unit or Remote.
(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
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
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
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 unit turned on for a few hours to let the moisture dry.
To mobile phone users:
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.
On placing the unit:
Some TVs or other appliances generates strong
magnetic fields. Do not place such appliance on top
of the unit as it may cause picture disturbance.
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