D-VHS DIGITAL 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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Thank you for purchasing the JVC D-VHS video cassette recorder. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions
contained in the following pages to ensure safe use of your new VCR.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
This video cassette recorder should be used with AC
120V`, 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
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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
accompanying the appliance.
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.
Cassettes marked "D-VHS", "S-VHS" and "VHS" can be used
with this video cassette recorder. However, D-VHS recordings
are possible only with cassettes marked "D-VHS".
By using S-VHS ET it is possible to record and play back with
S-VHS picture quality on VHS cassettes with this VCR.
D-VHS is a new digital memory system that uses D-VHS
tapes. D-VHS was developed as a memory system for
multimedia applications that require storage for large
volumes of information, such as for digital video.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby", "Pro Logic", and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished
works. Copyright 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories. All rights
Change or modifications not approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the 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
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.
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.
VCR Plus+, C3 and PlusCode are registered trademarks of
Gemstar Development Corporation.
The VCR Plus+ system is manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation.
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
· 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.
LEAD IN WIRE
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA 70
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.
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
The Index on pages 75 80 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.
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
VCR . . .
. . . please read the sections/literature listed below.
"CAUTIONS" on page 2.
"IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS" on the
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
The product should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
(Symbol provided by RETAC)
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.
ABOUT HEAD CLEANING
After an extended period of use, the video heads can become dirty, resulting in a loss of picture or sound during
playback. If this happens, clean the video heads by using the optional cleaning tapes.
Symptoms of dirty video heads:
The picture is not clear, or does not appear.
There is no sound.
Mosaic (block) noise appears in the picture.
Black or mosaic horizontal stripes appear in the
The picture stops (as if the tape is paused).
A blank black or blue screen appears.
The picture is fuzzy. (VHS playback)
Use a cleaning tape designed specifically for D-VHS video heads (JVC D-VHS video head cleaner DFC-2) to clean the video heads.
In order to avoid misoperation, set "NAVIGATION" to "OFF" (
Follow the instructions that are provided with the cleaning tape.
If you still do not get a clear picture after using a cleaning tape:
The heads may be worn. Contact your nearest JVC dealer.
During VHS playback, if there is a tracking problem, the picture may appear fuzzy. Adjust the tracking manually (