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3-868-107-12 (1)
Video Cassette
Operating Instructions
If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony
Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) or write to:
Sony Customer Information Center 1 Sony Drive, Mail Drop #T1-11,
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
1 Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ.07656 USA
Telephone No.:
This device complies with Part 15 of the 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.
© 2000 Sony Corporation

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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
This symbol 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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the
To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized
AC plug with an extension cord, receptacle or other
outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to
prevent blade exposure.
· Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
· If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the unit
and have it checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
· This unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned
· Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if you do not
intend to use it for an extended period of time. To
disconnect the cord, pull it out by the plug, never
by the cord.
· One blade of the plug is wider than the other for
the purpose of safety and will fit into the power
outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert
the plug fully into the outlet, contact your Sony
· Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal
heat buildup.
· Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs, blankets,
etc.) or near materials (curtains, draperies) that
may block the ventilation slots.
· Do not install the unit near heat sources such as
radiators or air ducts, or in a place subject to
direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical
vibration or shock.
· Do not install the unit in an inclined position. It
is designed to be operated in a horizontal position
· Keep the unit and cassettes away from equipment
with strong magnets, such as microwave ovens or
large loudspeakers.
· Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
· If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, moisture may condense inside the
VCR and cause damage to the video head and
tape. When you first install the unit, or when you
move it from a cold to a warm location, wait for
about three hours before operating the unit.
For customers in the USA
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
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
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Owner's record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear
of the unit.
Record these numbers in the spaces provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No._________________________
Serial No._________________________

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Table of contents
Table of contents
Getting Started
4 Step 1 : Unpacking
5 Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander
7 Step 3 : Hookups
22 Selecting a language
23 Setting the clock
30 Presetting channels
37 Setting up the VCR Plus+ system (SLV-N60/AX20 only)
Basic Operations
41 Playing a tape
44 Recording TV programs
47 Recording TV programs using the
Dial Timer (SLV-N60/AX20 only)
52 Recording TV programs using the
VCR Plus+ system (SLV-N60/AX20
55 Recording TV programs using the
Additional Operations
58 Playing/searching at various speeds
60 Setting the recording duration time
61 Checking/changing/canceling timer
63 Recording stereo and bilingual
65 Searching for a selected point on the
tape (SLV-N60/AX20 only)
67 Adjusting the picture
68 Changing menu options
70 Editing with another VCR
Additional Information
72 General setup information
74 Troubleshooting
76 Specifications
77 Index to parts and controls
82 Index
Back Cover
Quick reference to using the VCR
VCR Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation.
The VCR Plus+ system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
Television programs, films, video tapes and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such material may be contrary to the provisions of the copyright laws. Also, use of
this recorder with cable television transmission may require authorization from the cable television
transmission and/or program owner.

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4 Unpacking
Getting Started
Step 1 : Unpacking
Check that you have received the following items with the VCR:
· Remote commander
· 75-ohm coaxial cable with F-type
· Size AA (R6) batteries
Check your model name
The instructions in this manual are for the 4 models: SLV-N60, AX20, N50, and AX10.
Check your model number by looking at the rear panel of your VCR. SLV-N60 is the
model used for illustration purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the
text, for example, "SLV-N50 only."

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Setting up the remote commander
Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander
· With normal use, the batteries should last about three to six months.
· If you do not use the remote commander for an extended period of time, remove the batteries
to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
· Do not use a new battery with an old one.
· Do not use different types of batteries.
Inserting the batteries
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries
by matching the + and ­ on the
batteries to the diagram inside the
battery compartment.
Insert the negative (­) end first,
then push in and down until the
positive (+) end clicks into
Using the remote
You can use this remote
commander to operate this VCR
and a Sony TV. Buttons on the
remote commander marked with a
dot (·) can be used to operate your
Sony TV.
To operate
Set [TV] / [VIDEO] to
the VCR
[VIDEO] and point at the remote sensor at the VCR
a Sony TV
[TV] and point at the remote sensor at the TV
[TV] / [VIDEO]
Remote sensor