Sony SLV-ED15PS SLV-ED33SG SLV-ED33MJ Manual

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3-058-431-11 (1) Video Cassette Recorder Operating Instructions PAL NTSC SLV-ED33ME/MJ/SG SLV-ED25PS/TH SLV-ED15PS © 2000 by Sony Corporation

WARNING Caution Television programmes, films, video tapes and To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose other materials may be copyrighted. the unit to rain or moisture. Unauthorized recording of such material may To avoid electrical shock, do not open the be contrary to the provisions of the copyright cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable only. television transmission may require The mains lead must only be changed at a authorization from the cable television qualified service shop. transmitter and/or programme owner. Precautions Compatible colour/TV systems • This VCR is designed to record and play Safety back using the PAL (B/G, D/K and I), • This unit operates on 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 MESECAM (B/G and D/K) and NTSC Hz. Check that the unit’s operating voltage colour systems. Recording of video sources is identical with your local power supply. based on other colour systems cannot be • If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the guaranteed. unit and have it checked by qualified • NTSC colour signals can only be recorded personnel before operating it any further. through the line input. • The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it is connected to the mains, even if the unit itself has been turned off. • Unplug the unit from the mains if you do not intend to use it for an extended period of time. To disconnect the lead, pull it out by the plug, never by the lead. Installing • 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 only. • 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 four hours before operating the unit. 2 Introduction

Table of contents Getting Started 4 Step 1: Unpacking Getting Started 5 Step 2: Setting up the remote commander 6 Step 3: Connecting the VCR 7 Step 4: Tuning your TV to the VCR 9 Step 5: Selecting a language 10 Step 6: Presetting channels 16 Step 7: Setting the clock Basic Operations Additional Information 18 Playing a tape 46 Troubleshooting 22 Recording TV programmes 49 Specifications 25 Recording TV programmes using 50 Index to parts and controls the Easy Timer function Back cover 31 Setting the timer manually Index Additional Operations 33 Playing/searching at various speeds 34 Setting the recording duration time 35 Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings 37 Searching the beginning of an Easy Timer recorded programme 38 Searching using the index function 40 Searching using the Time Search function 41 Adjusting the picture 43 Changing menu options 44 Editing with another VCR Introduction 3

Getting Started Step 1 Unpacking Check that you have received the following items with the VCR: • Remote commander • Aerial cable • R6 (size AA) batteries • Plug adaptor (SLV-ED33ME/MJ only) Checking your model name The instructions in this manual are for the 6 models: SLV-ED33ME, ED33MJ, ED33SG, ED25PS, ED25TH and ED15PS. Check your model number by looking at the rear panel of your VCR. SLV-ED33ME is the model used for illustration purpose. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example,“SLV-ED15PS only.” 4 Getting Started

Step 2 Setting up the remote commander Inserting the batteries Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by Getting Started 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 position. Using the remote commander Remote sensor 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. If the TV does not have the g symbol near the remote sensor, this remote commander will not operate the TV. TV / VIDEO 1 2 3 To operate Set TV / VIDEO to the VCR VIDEO and point at the remote sensor on the VCR a Sony TV TV and point at the remote sensor on the TV Notes • The TV/VIDEO button selects an input source of the TV from either aerial in or line in. The button does not control this VCR. • 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. Getting Started 5

Step 3 Connecting the VCR Connect the aerial to your VCR and TV as shown below to watch TV programmes and VCR pictures on your TV. In addition, if your TV has audio/video (A/V) input jacks, we recommend you connect the VCR to your TV using an audio/video cable to get a better picture and sound. Connecting the aerial AERIAL IN AERIAL OUT Mains lead to mains AERIAL IN : Signal flow Aerial cable (supplied) 1 Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV AERIAL and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear IN panel of the VCR. OUT 2 Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and AERIAL IN the aerial input of your TV using the OUT supplied aerial cable. 3 Connect the mains lead to the mains. Additional connections To a TV that has audio/video input jacks This additional connection improves LINE-1 OUT picture and sound quality. Connect the TV as shown on the right. LINE IN If you want to use the Trinitron TV Synchro Play function (see page 21), this connection is necessary. (If your TV Audio/video cable (not supplied) has two or more inputs, connect the audio/video cable to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks.) 6 Getting Started

Step 4 Tuning your TV to the VCR If you have connected your VCR to the TV using the audio/video cable, skip this step. ?/1 ON/STANDBY Getting Started RF CHANNEL PROGRAM +/– 1 ON/STANDBY Press ?/1 ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR. 2 Press RF CHANNEL on the VCR. The factory-preset RF channel flashes in the display window for RF CHANNEL about three seconds. Press RF CHANNEL again while the RF channel is flashing. The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV. e.g. SLV-ED25PS/TH and ED15PS SP APC For SLV-ED33ME/MJ/SG: The factory- preset RF channel is “RF 32” 3 Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the VCR picture. This channel will now be referred to as the video channel. Some TV has the programme position, such as 0, that is reserved for a VCR. In this case, select that programme position for the VCR picture. Refer to the instruction manual of your TV for details. 4 Press RF CHANNEL. The TV system indicator appears in the display window. RF CHANNEL Press PROGRAM +/– to select the correct TV system. PROGRAM If your TV system is Select – + B/G G I I D/K K continued Getting Started 7

Step 4: Tuning your TV to the VCR (continued) e.g. SLV-ED25PS/TH Selected TV and ED15PS system SP APC 5 Tune the TV to the same channel as that shown in the display window so that SONY VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER the picture on the right appears on the TV screen. Refer to your TV manual for tuning instructions. If the picture does not appear clearly, see “To obtain a clear picture from the VCR” below. 6 Press RF CHANNEL. You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. From now on, whenever RF CHANNEL you want to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel. To obtain a clear picture from the VCR If the picture does not appear clearly in step 5 above, go to step 6 to finish this procedure once. Then start from step 2. After pressing RF CHANNEL twice in step 2 to display the RF channel, press PROGRAM +/– so that another RF channel appears. Then tune the TV to the new RF channel until a clear picture appears. To set another RF channel number on the VCR, select a channel number that does not receive a broadcast signal in your area and is clear of interference from other channels. If you cannot obtain a clear picture after performing this procedure, we recommend you connect the VCR and TV using the audio/video cable (see “To a TV that has audio/video input jacks” on page 6). If the same symptom persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note • If you set the wrong TV system, you may have no sound or sound may be distorted (noisy sound). 8 Getting Started

Step 5 Selecting a ?/1 language Getting Started You can change the on-screen display language from English to Arabic. 1 2 3 Before you start… 4 5 6 • Turn on your TV and set it to the 7 8 9 video channel. 0 MENU OK M/m 1 • ]/1 Press ?/1 (on/standby) to turn on the VCR. 2 MENU Press MENU, then press M/m to move the LANGUAGE / cursor (B) to LANGUAGE and press OK. • ENGLISH PLAY OK SELECT :[ ] END : [ OK ] 3 Press M/m to select the desired language, LANGUAGE / PLAY then press OK. • ENGLISH OK [ ]: [ OK ] : Getting Started 9

Step 6 Presetting channels First, we recommend that you preset the receivable channels in your area using the One Touch Tuning function or the AUTO PRESET in the TUNER PRESET menu. Then, if some channels could not be preset automatically, set them manually; if there are any unwanted channels among the preset ones, you can disable the channels. Presetting all receivable PROGRAM +/– channels using the One Touch Tuning function ONE TOUCH TUNING ONE TOUCH TUNING Press and hold ONE TOUCH TUNING on the VCR for more than three seconds. The VCR starts presetting the channels. SP APC The WAIT indicator goes off when all receivable channels are preset. To check if the channels are preset correctly Set the TV to the video channel and press PROGRAM +/– on the VCR. If the TV screen changes to a different programme each time you press PROGRAM +/–, the channels are preset correctly. If the sound is distorted or noisy, the VCR is set to a TV system different from your area’s. Select the correct TV system and preset channels using the TUNER PRESET menu as shown on the next page. Tip • To stop the One Touch Tuning function, press ONE TOUCH TUNING or p STOP on the VCR during the setting. 10 Getting Started

Presetting all receivable channels automatically Before you start… • Turn on the VCR and the TV. MENU Getting Started • Set the TV to the video channel. OK M/m/</, 1 MENU Press MENU, then press M/m to move the TUNER PRESET PROG 1 cursor (B) to TUNER PRESET and press SYSTEM •B / G D / K I OK. NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV AUTO PRESET CHANNEL SET 1 AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING PLAY SELECT : [ ] OK SET :[ ] 2 Press M/m/</, to move the cursor (B) TUNER PRESET PROG 1 PLAY to SYSTEM, then select B/G, D/K or I, SYSTEM •B / G D / K I OK whichever is applicable in your area. If NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV AUTO PRESET SYSTEM is set to the wrong position, the CHANNEL SET AFT 1 • ON OFF sound will be distorted or noisy. FINE TUNING SELECT : [ ] SET :[ ] 3 Press M/m/</, to move the cursor TUNER PRESET PROG 1 PLAY (B) to NORMAL/CATV, then select SYSTEM •B / G D / K I OK NORM. NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV AUTO PRESET CHANNEL SET 1 To preset CATV channels, select CATV. AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING SELECT : [ ] SET :[ ] continued Getting Started 11

Step 6: Presetting channels (continued) 4 Press M/m to move the cursor (B) to TUNER PRESET PROG 1 PLAY AUTO PRESET, then press OK. SYSTEM •B / G D / K I NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV OK All receivable channels are preset in AUTO PRESET CHANNEL SET 1 numerical sequence. When no more AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING receivable channels can be found, PLEASE WAIT presetting stops and the picture from the lowest numbered channel is displayed on the TV screen. 12 Getting Started

Presetting channels manually PROG +/– Before you start… • Turn on the VCR and the TV. MENU Getting Started • Set the TV to the video channel. OK M/m/</, 1 MENU Press MENU, then press M/m to move the TUNER PRESET PROG10 cursor (B) to TUNER PRESET and press SYSTEM •B / G D / K I OK. NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV AUTO PRESET CHANNEL SET 21 AFT • ON OFF PLAY FINE TUNING SELECT : [ ] OK SET :[ ] 2 Press M/m/</, to move the cursor (B) TUNER PRESET PROG10 PLAY to NORMAL/CATV, then select NORM. SYSTEM •B / G D / K I NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV OK To preset CATV channels, select CATV. AUTO PRESET CHANNEL SET 21 AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING SELECT : [ ] SET :[ ] 3 Press >/. to move the cursor (B) to TUNER PRESET PROG10 PLAY CHANNEL SET. SYSTEM •B / G D / K I NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV OK AUTO PRESET CHANNEL SET 21 AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING SELECT : [ ] SET :[ ] continued Getting Started 13

Step 6: Presetting channels (continued) 4 PROG Press PROG +/– to select the programme Selected programme position. position TUNER PRESET PROG14 SYSTEM •B / G D / K I NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV AUTO PRESET CHANNEL SET 21 AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING SELECT : [ ] SET :[ ] 5 Press , repeatedly until the channel you TUNER PRESET PROG14 PLAY want is displayed. SYSTEM •B / G D / K I OK Pressing < goes back to the previous NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV AUTO PRESET channels. CHANNEL SET 35 AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING The channels are scanned in the following SELECT : [ ] SET :[ ] order: Channel coverage System B/G System D/K System I VHF E2–E12 R1–R12 SA4–SA13 UHF E21–E69 R21–R69 B21–B69 CATV (TV distribution) S1–S41, S01–S05 – S1–S41, S01–S05 If you know the number of the channel you want, press the programme number buttons. For example, for channel 5, first press “0” and then press “5.” 6 If the TV sound is distorted or noisy, press TUNER PRESET PROG14 PLAY M/m/</, to move the cursor (B) to SYSTEM •B / G D / K I OK SYSTEM, then select B/G, D/K or NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV AUTO PRESET I whichever is applicable in your area. CHANNEL SET 35 AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING SELECT : [ ] SET :[ ] 7 To allocate another channel to another programme position, repeat steps 4 and 5. 8 Press OK. PLAY OK 14 Getting Started

Disabling unwanted programme positions After presetting channels, you can disable unused programme positions. The disabled positions will be skipped later when you press the PROG +/– buttons. 1 In step 5 on page 14, press programme number button “0” twice to display the number “0” beside CHANNEL SET. Getting Started 2 Press OK. If the picture is not clear Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) function automatically tunes in channels clearly. If, however, the picture is not clear, you may also use the manual tuning function. 1 Press PROG +/– to select the programme number for which you cannot obtain a clear picture. 2 Press MENU, then select TUNER PRESET and press OK. 3 Select FINE TUNING. The fine tuning meter appears. TUNER PRESET PROG14 Selected programme position SYSTEM •B / G D / K I NORMAL / CATV • NORM CATV AUTO PRESET CHANNEL SET 35 AFT • ON OFF FINE TUNING –––– –––– SET :[ ] 4 Press </, to get a clearer picture, then press OK. Note that the AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting switches to OFF. Note • The menu disappears automatically if you do not proceed for more than a few minutes. Getting Started 15

Step 7 Setting the clock You must set the time and date on the MENU VCR to be able to use the timer recording features properly. Before you start… OK • Turn on the VCR and the TV. M/m/</, • Set the TV to the video channel. 1 MENU Press MENU, then press M/m to move the CLOCK SET cursor (B) to CLOCK SET and press OK. 1 . 1 . 2000 SA 0 : 00 SELECT :[ ] PLAY SET :[ ] OK END : [ OK ] 2 Press M/m to set the date. CLOCK SET PLAY The day of the week is set automatically. 25 . 1 . 2000 TU 0 : 00 OK SELECT :[ ] SET :[ ] END : [ OK ] 3 Press , to flash the month and set the CLOCK SET PLAY month using M/m. 25 . 12 . 2000 MO 0 : 00 OK SELECT :[ ] SET :[ ] END : [ OK ] 16 Getting Started

4 Set the year, hour and minute in sequence, CLOCK SET using , to flash the item to be set, and 2 5 . 1 2 . 2 0 0 0 MO 15 : 30 PLAY OK M/m to select the digits. SELECT :[ ] SET :[ ] END : [ OK ] Getting Started 5 Press OK to start the clock. PLAY OK Tip • To change the digits during setting, press < to return to the item to be changed, and select the digits using M/m. Note • The menu disappears automatically if you do not proceed for more than a few minutes. Getting Started 17

Basic Operations Playing a tape Z EJECT TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY CLEAR DISPLAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 X PAUSE H PLAY M # FF H PLAY M # FF x STOP m 3 REW m 3 REW COLOR A EJECT x STOP SYSTEM X PAUSE 1 Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. 2 Insert a tape. The VCR turns on and starts playing automatically if you insert a tape with its safety tab removed. 18 Basic Operations

3 Press H PLAY. PLAY When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically. OK Additional tasks To Press Stop play x STOP Pause play X PAUSE Resume play after pause X PAUSE or H PLAY Fast-forward the tape M # FF during stop Rewind the tape m 3 REW during stop Eject the tape Z EJECT Basic Operations To set the colour system If streaks appear during playback, press COLOR SYSTEM on the VCR to conform to the system that the tape was recorded in. (Normally, the colour system is correctly set whenever the tape is inserted.) If your tape was Press COLOR SYSTEM until the indication below recorded in appears in the display window. PAL PAL MESECAM PAL NTSC NTSC To play an NTSC-recorded tape Set NTSC PB in the SET UP MENU according to the colour system of your TV. For details, see page 43. If your TV is Set NTSC PB to PAL ON PAL TV NTSC 4.43 4.43 NTSC 3.58 3.58 continued Basic Operations 19

Playing a tape (continued) To use the time counter At the point on the tape that you want to find later, press CLEAR. The counter in the display window resets to “0:00:00.” Search for the point afterwards by referring to the counter. SP APC To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY. Notes • When you play back a tape recorded in the PAL or MESECAM colour system, streaks may appear even if the colour system setting is set to AUTO. If so, select the colour system, PAL or MESECAM in the PAL/MESECAM option of the SET UP MENU (see page 43 for details). • The counter resets to “0:00:00” whenever a tape is reinserted. • The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion with no recording. • If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL and NTSC systems, the time counter reading will not be correct. This is due to the difference between the counting cycles of the two colour systems. • Depending on your TV, the following may occur while playing an NTSC-recorded tape: – the picture is black and white – the picture shakes – no picture appears on the TV screen – black streaks appear horizontally on the TV screen – the colour density increases or decreases. • Tapes recorded in the LP mode of NTSC system on other VCRs can be played back on this VCR, but the picture quality cannot be guaranteed. • While setting the menu on the TV screen, you cannot use the H PLAY, X PAUSE, M # FF, m 3 REW or x STOP button. These buttons are used for menu operations. 20 Basic Operations

Turning on the VCR and TV, and starting playback automatically (Trinitron TV Synchro Play) You can only use this function if your TV is made by Sony (Trinitron TV). How to connect to use this function Connect the VCR and TV with the audio/video cable (see “To a TV that has audio/video input jacks” on page 6). Be sure to connect the audio/video cable to the VIDEO IN 1 jacks on the TV if the TV has two inputs or more. The TV must be placed where it will respond to the remote commander while you are pointing it at the VCR. Operation Make sure that the TV’s main power is on. Press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY and hold the remote commander in place for about two seconds. The VCR and TV turn on, and the TV is set to VCR reception. If there is a tape in the VCR, playback starts automatically. Basic Operations Notes • If the Trinitron TV Synchro Play function does not work properly: – Wait a few moments, and press the button again. – Replace both of the batteries with new ones, and press the button again. Note that this function may not operate some Sony TVs because of the remote commander’s signal limitations. • Do not press TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY while playing back a video tape. If you do so, the TV’s input source will momentarily switch to the TV’s tuner. Basic Operations 21

Recording TV programmes DISPLAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 z REC PROG +/– SP/LP (SP/EP) INPUT SELECT 1 Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. 2 Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. 3 PROG Press PROG +/– to select the programme position you want to record. SP APC 22 Basic Operations

4 SP/LP (SP/EP) Press SP/LP (SP/EP) to select the tape speed, SP or LP. LP (Long Play) provides recording time twice as long as SP (Standard Play), however, SP produces better picture and audio quality. LP APC 5 REC Press z REC to start recording. The recording indicator lights up red in the display window. Recording indicator LP APC Basic Operations To stop recording Press x STOP. To check the remaining tape length Press DISPLAY. The white bar indicates the approximate length of tape remaining. S– E Remaining tape length 0 : 0 0 : 22 Time counter To watch another TV programme while recording 1 If the TV is connected to the VCR using an audio/video cable, set the TV to TV input. If the TV is connected to the VCR using only the aerial cable, skip this step. 2 Select another programme position on the TV. To save a recording To prevent accidental erasure, break off the safety tab as illustrated. To record on the tape again, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape. Safety tab continued Basic Operations 23

Recording TV programmes (continued) To record NTSC colour system programmes NTSC colour signals can be recorded through the line input (LINE-1 IN) only. Display “L” in the display window using INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– in step 3. For tape speed, select SP or EP in step 4. EP provides recording time three times as long as SP, however, SP produces better picture and sound quality. When playing back, the VCR automatically detects the tape speed. Tips • To select a programme position, you can use the programme number buttons on the remote commander. For two-digit numbers, press the ? (ten’s digit) button followed by the programme number buttons. • You can select a video source from the LINE-1 IN jacks. Press INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– to display “L” in the display window. • The display appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the information will not be recorded on the tape. • If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV. Notes • The display does not appear during still (pause) mode or slow-motion playback. • It may take up to one minute for the VCR to calculate and display the remaining tape length after you press DISPLAY. • The remaining tape length does not appear while playing or recording in NTSC system. 24 Basic Operations

Recording TV programmes using the Easy Timer function The Easy Timer function allows you to make a timer recording of a programme without turning on your TV. Set the recording timer to record only one programme that will be broadcast within the next 24 hours using the EASY TIMER knob. If the VCR clock has not been set, you can also set the clock before setting the timer recording. Setting the Easy Timer PROGRAM +/– Before you start… • Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Make sure the tape is longer than the recording time. SP/LP EASY TIMER Basic Operations (SP/EP) knob 1 EASY TIMER Press the EASY TIMER knob. The START indicator appears in the display window. If the clock has not been set, SP START APC “–:– –” appears. Go to step 2 in “Setting or changing the Easy Clock” on page 27. 2 EASY TIMER Set the recording start time by turning the EASY TIMER knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the time by 15 minutes. To increase or decrease the SP START APC time by one minute, press PROGRAM +/–. 3 EASY TIMER Press the EASY TIMER knob to confirm the start time setting. The STOP indicator appears. SP STOP APC continued Basic Operations 25

Recording TV programmes using the Easy Timer function (continued) 4 EASY TIMER Set the recording stop time in the same way as in step 2, then press the EASY TIMER knob. A programme number flashes. SP APC 5 EASY TIMER Turn the EASY TIMER knob clockwise or counterclockwise to select the programme you want to record. To select the tape speed, press SP LP APC SP/LP (SP/EP). SP/ LP (SP/EP) 6 EASY TIMER Press the EASY TIMER knob to confirm the setting. The t indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands by for recording. 26 Basic Operations

Setting or changing the Easy Clock 1 2 3 When “–:– –” is displayed in the display window, the VCR clock has not been set. 4 5 6 You need to set the clock using the Easy Programme Clock function before setting the timer. 7 8 9 number You can also change the current time buttons using the Easy Clock function. 0 EASY TIMER PROG +/– Basic Operations EASY TIMER knob 1 EASY TIMER • When “–:– –” is displayed in the display window, press EASY TIMER. • To change the clock setting, press and hold the EASY TIMER knob on the VCR for more than three seconds. The CLOCK indicator and the current clock setting appear in the display window. SP CLOCK START APC 2 EASY TIMER Set the current time using the EASY TIMER knob. 1 Turn the EASY TIMER knob clockwise or counterclockwise to enter the current hour. 2 Press the EASY TIMER knob to confirm the hour setting. 3 Turn the EASY TIMER knob to increase or decrease the minutes setting by a minute. SP CLOCK START APC continued Basic Operations 27

Recording TV programmes using the Easy Timer function (continued) 3 EASY TIMER Press the EASY TIMER knob to confirm the clock setting. The VCR enters the timer recording setting mode. To continue the Easy Timer SP START APC setting, go to step 2 in “Setting the Easy Timer” on page 25. To quit the Easy Timer setting mode without changing any settings, press the EASY TIMER knob repeatedly until the t indicator appears in the display window. To set the timer and clock setting using the remote commander You can also use the remote commander to set the Easy Timer and Easy Clock. The operations on the VCR and the remote commander correspond as follows: To Do this on the VCR Do this on the remote commander Confirm the setting and go to Press EASY TIMER knob Press EASY TIMER the next setting Change the time by 15 minutes Turn EASY TIMER knob Hold PROG +/– down (in START/STOP mode) or hold PROGRAM +/– down Change the time by one minute Press PROGRAM +/– Press PROG +/– (in START/STOP mode) Select the programme Turn EASY TIMER knob Press PROG +/– or or press PROGRAM +/– INPUT SELECT Change the hour/minute by Turn EASY TIMER knob Press PROG +/– one hour/minute (in CLOCK or press PROGRAM +/– mode) You can also use the programme number buttons to set the clock, start and stop times, and the programme you want to record. Just press the programme number buttons to enter the hours and minutes. For example: • To set the clock to “8:20”, press 0, 8, EASY TIMER , 2, 0 and EASY TIMER in sequence. • To set the start or stop time to “8:20”, press 0, 8, 2, 0 and EASY TIMER in sequence. If you make a mistake, re-enter the correct digits before pressing EASY TIMER . 28 Basic Operations

To stop recording To stop the VCR while recording, press x STOP. To check or change the timer setting Press the EASY TIMER knob repeatedly until the setting you want to check or change flashes. Then re-enter the new setting, if necessary. If you do not want to change any of the settings, press the EASY TIMER knob repeatedly until the t indicator appears in the display window. You can also change the timer setting using the TIMER SET/CHECK menu. For details, see page 35. To cancel the timer setting To cancel the Easy Timer setting while doing the setting, press CLEAR on the remote commander or press PROGRAM + and – on the VCR at the same time. To use the VCR after setting the timer Basic Operations To use the VCR before a timer recording begins, just press ?/1. The t indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press ?/1 to reset the VCR after using the VCR. You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording: • Reset the counter. • Display tape information on the TV screen. • Check the timer settings. • Watch another TV programme. To watch the recorded programme right after the Easy Timer recording The SEARCH indicator starts flashing when the VCR finishes the Easy Timer recording. To watch the recorded programme, press the EASY TIMER knob. The VCR turns on, starts searching, then automatically starts playback from the beginning of the recording. For details, see page 37. continued Basic Operations 29

Recording TV programmes using the Easy Timer function (continued) Tips • To record from a source connected to LINE-1 IN jacks, press INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– or turn the EASY TIMER knob to display “L” in the display window. • To record NTSC signals, set the tape speed to SP or EP. To set to the EP mode, display “LP” in the display window. Notes • You cannot set the Easy Timer if eight programmes have already been set. • You can set the timer for only one programme using the Easy Timer function. If you want to set the timer for other programmes, use the TIMER SET/CHECK menu. For details, see page 31. • You cannot set the date using the Easy Timer function. Set the date using the CLOCK SET menu if you want to set the timer with the menu. For details, see page 16. • The t indicator flashes in the display window when you complete the setting with no tape inserted. 30 Basic Operations

Setting the timer manually ?/1 You can preset up to eight programmes at a time. Before you start… 1 2 3 • Check that the VCR clock is set to the correct time. 4 5 6 • Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Make sure the tape is longer 7 8 9 than the total recording time. 0 • Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. PROG +/– INPUT SELECT Basic Operations MENU OK M/m/</, 1 MENU Press MENU and select TIMER SET/ TIMER SET / CHECK DATE START 2 5 . 1 2 MO STOP PROG CHECK, then press OK. –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – PLAY –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – OK –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – 2 Set the date, start and stop times, TIMER SET / CHECK DATE START 2 5 . 1 2 MO STOP PROG programme position, and tape speed: 2 5 . 12 MO – : – – – : – – – – SP PLAY –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – OK 1 Press , to flash each item in turn. –– . – –– . – – : –– – : –– – : –– –– – – : –– –– – 2 Press M/m to set each item. –– . – –– . – – : –– – : –– – : –– –– – – : –– –– – To correct a setting, press < to return to –– . – –– . – – : –– – : –– – : –– –– – – : –– –– – that setting and reset. continued Basic Operations 31

Setting the timer manually (continued) To record the same programme every day or the same day every week, press m while the date is flashing. For details, see “Daily/ weekly recording” below. To record from a source connected to the LINE-1 IN jacks; press INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– to display “L” in the “PROG” position. 3 Press , to confirm the setting. PLAY The cursor (B) appears at the beginning of the line. To enter another OK setting, move the cursor to the next line and repeat step 2. 4 Press OK. PLAY OK 5 • ]/1 Press ?/1 to turn off the VCR. The t indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands by for recording. To record from other equipment, leave the connected equipment switched on. To stop recording To stop the VCR while recording, press x STOP. Daily/weekly recording In step 2 above, press m to select the recording pattern. Each time you press m, the indication changes as shown below. Press M to change the indication in reverse order. the current date n SU-SA (Sunday to Saturday) n MO-SA (Monday to Saturday) n MO-FR (Monday to Friday) n EVERY SA ..... n EVERY MO n EVERY SU n 1 month later n (dates count down) n the current date Tips • To set the programme position, you can also use the PROG +/– or programme number buttons. • To set the tape speed, you can also use the SP/LP (SP/EP) button. • To record NTSC signals, set the tape speed to SP or EP. To set to the EP mode, display “LP” in the tape speed position. Note • The t indicator flashes in the display window when you press ?/1 with no tape inserted. 32 Basic Operations

Additional Operations Playing/searching at various speeds ×2 H PLAY y SLOW m 3 REW M # FF H PLAY M # FF m 3 REW Playback options Operation View the picture during fast- During fast-forward, hold M # FF down. During rewind, hold forward or rewind m 3 REW down. Play at high speed • During playback, press M # FF or m 3 REW on the remote commander. • During playback, hold M # FF or m 3 REW down. When you release the button, normal playback resumes. Play at twice the normal speed During playback or pause, press ×2. Play in slow motion During playback or pause, press y SLOW. Play frame by frame During pause, press M # FF or m 3 REW on the remote commander. Hold the button down to play one frame each second. Rewind and start play During stop, press H PLAY on the VCR while holding 0 3 REW down on the VCR. To resume normal playback Press H PLAY. Tips • Adjust the picture using TRACKING +/– on the VCR if: – streaks appear while playing in slow motion. – the picture shakes while pausing. To set tracking to the centre position, press both buttons (+/–) at the same time. • If noise appears during pause or frame-by-frame playback, first switch to the slow motion playback, then adjust the picture using TRACKING +/– on the VCR. Notes • The playback sound is muted during these operations. • In LP or EP mode, noise may appear or there may be no colour. • The picture may have snow when playing at high speed in reverse. • On-screen symbols may shake while playing or searching at various speeds. Additional Operations 33

Setting the recording duration time After you have started recording in the normal way, you can have the VCR stop recording automatically after a specified 1 2 3 duration. 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 z REC 1 While recording, press z REC. The t indicator appears in the display window. SP APC 2 Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration. Each press advances the time in increments of 30 minutes. 0:30 1:00 5:30 6:00 Normal recording The tape counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops recording and turns off automatically. To extend the duration Press z REC repeatedly to set to the new duration. To cancel the duration Press z REC repeatedly until the t indicator disappears and the VCR returns to normal recording mode. To stop recording To stop the VCR while recording, press x STOP. 34 Additional Operations

Checking/ changing/ ?/1 cancelling timer settings CLEAR 1 2 3 Before you start… • Turn on your TV and set it to the 4 5 6 video channel. 7 8 9 0 MENU OK M/m/</, 1 Press ?/1 to turn on the VCR. 2 Press MENU, then select TIMER SET/CHECK: • If you want to change or cancel a setting, TIMER SET / CHECK 2 5 . 1 2 MO DATE START STOP PROG go on to the next step. 6 . 1 SA 7 : 00 8 : 00 6 SP 8 . 1 MO 21 : 0 0 0 : 0 0 5 0 LP • If you do not need to change the settings, MO– SA 0 : 1 2 1 3 : 0 0 2 7 LP EVERY SU 2 3 : 0 0 0 : 00 L SP press OK, then turn off the VCR to return –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – to recording standby. –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – –– . – – : –– – : –– –– – continued Additional Operations 35

Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (continued) 3 Press M/m to select the setting you want to change or cancel: • To change the setting, press </, to flash the item you want to change, and press M/m to reset it. Then, press , repeatedly until the cursor (B) appears at the beginning of the line. • To cancel the setting, press CLEAR. 4 Press OK. If any timer settings remain, turn off the VCR to return to recording standby. When the timer settings overlap The programme that starts first has priority and the second programme starts recording only after the first programme has finished. If the programmes start at the same time, the programme listed first in the menu has priority. Programme 1 Programme 2 Will be cut off 36 Additional Operations

Searching the beginning of an Easy Timer recorded programme EASY TIMER knob If you record a programme using the Easy Timer function, you can easily find the beginning of the recording with this SEARCH function. The SEARCH indicator flashes when the VCR finishes the Easy Timer recording. SEARCH Press the EASY TIMER knob. The VCR turns on, rewinds to the beginning of the recorded programme and starts playback automatically. Tip • To stop the flashing of the SEARCH indicator, first turn the VCR on, then press the SEARCH button. (Do not press any button at this point, otherwise this SEARCH mode will be cancelled.) To start the SEARCH function, press the SEARCH button once. If you press the SEARCH button repeatedly, you can enter the index search or Time Search mode. For details, see pages 39 and 40. Notes • This SEARCH function will be cancelled (the SEARCH indicator turns off) if: – The VCR starts recording other programmes. – You press H PLAY, M # FF, m 3 REW or A EJECT button (while the VCR is on). • With this SEARCH function, you can find the beginning of a programme recorded using the Easy Timer function only. Additional Operations 37

Searching using the index function ./> INDEX The VCR marks the tape with an index SEARCH signal at the point where each recording begins. Use these signals as references to find a specific recording. The VCR can search up to 99 index signals ahead of or behind the current position. You can either use the INDEX SEARCH buttons on the remote commander or the SEARCH button and EASY TIMER knob on the VCR. Using the INDEX SEARCH buttons on the remote commander 1 Insert an indexed tape into the VCR. 2 Press ./> INDEX SEARCH repeatedly to specify how many index signals ahead or behind you want to search: • To search ahead, press > INDEX INDEX 8 SEARCH. SEARCH • To search backwards, press .INDEX SEARCH. The VCR starts searching and the index number on the TV screen counts down to zero. The playback starts from the point about five seconds ahead of the specified index mark. 38 Additional Operations

Using the SEARCH button EASY TIMER knob and EASY TIMER knob on the VCR SEARCH 1 Press SEARCH on the VCR repeatedly until “INDEX” appears in the display window (the SEARCH indicator lights up). SP APC 2 Turn the EASY TIMER knob to specify how many index signals ahead or behind you want to search: • To search ahead, turn the EASY TIMER knob clockwise. • To search backwards, turn the EASY TIMER knob counterclockwise. SP START APC 3 Press the EASY TIMER knob. The VCR starts searching. The playback starts (the SEARCH indicator turns off) from the point about five seconds ahead of the specified index mark. To stop searching Press x STOP. Note • No index signal will be added when recording starts from recording pause. However, an index signal will be marked if you change the channel during recording pause. Additional Operations 39

Searching using the Time Search function EASY TIMER knob You can easily find a specific point on a tape by using the Time Search function. For example, you can find a recorded portion 15 minutes ahead of or behind the current position of a tape by using the Time Search function. SEARCH 1 Press SEARCH repeatedly until “TIME” appears in the display window (the SEARCH indicator lights up). SP APC 2 Turn the EASY TIMER knob clockwise or counterclockwise to set the length of the time portion you want the VCR to fast-forward or rewind the tape. Each turn on the knob increases or decreases the duration by 15 minutes. For example, if you want to watch a recorded portion 15 minutes ahead of the current position, turn the EASY TIMER knob once clockwise. To change the time by one SP APC minute, press PROGRAM +/–. 3 Press the EASY TIMER knob. The VCR starts searching and the tape counter starts counting until it reaches the specified point. SP APC The VCR starts playback automatically when the tape counter reaches the specified point (the SEARCH indicator turns off). To stop searching Press x STOP. Tip • The VCR can search up to three hours ahead of or behind the current position of a tape. 40 Additional Operations

Adjusting the picture Adjusting the tracking Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape (the indicator flashes in the display window, then goes off), distortion may occur if the tape was recorded in poor condition. If so, manually adjust the tracking. Press the TRACKING +/– buttons on the VCR to display the tracking meter. The distortion should disappear as you press one of the two buttons (the indicator lights up). To resume automatic NORMAL TRACKING tracking adjustment, eject the tape and reinsert it. ––––––––––––––––– Tracking meter About the Adaptive Picture Control (APC) function The Adaptive Picture Control (APC) function SET UP MENU automatically improves recording and playback quality by adjusting the VCR to the condition of APC PAL / MESECAM • ON OFF the video heads and tape. To maintain better • AUTO PAL MESECAM NTSC PB picture quality, we recommend that you set APC to • ON PAL TV 4. 43 3. 58 ON in the SET UP MENU (with the APC indicator SELECT :[ ] SET :[ ] in the display window lit). APC playback The APC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental tapes and tapes that were not recorded with APC. APC recording Whenever you insert a tape and first start recording, the VCR adjusts the tape using the APC function (the APC indicator flashes rapidly). This adjustment is retained until the tape is ejected. To deactivate the APC function Press MENU and select SET UP MENU, then set APC to OFF. The APC indicator in the display window goes off. continued Additional Operations 41

Adjusting the picture (continued) Tip • To set the tracking to the centre position, press the TRACKING + and – buttons at the same time. Note • There is a delay of a few seconds before the VCR actually starts recording while the VCR analyses the tape. To avoid the delay, first set the VCR to recording pause (the APC indicator flashes slowly) and press z REC to have the VCR analyse the tape (the APC indicator flashes rapidly). After the APC indicator stops flashing, press X PAUSE to start recording immediately. If you press X PAUSE before the APC indicator stops flashing, the APC function is cancelled. 42 Additional Operations

Changing menu options 1 Press MENU, then select SET UP MENU. SET UP MENU APC • ON OFF PAL / MESECAM • AUTO PAL MESECAM NTSC PB • ON PAL TV 4 . 43 3 . 58 SELECT :[ ] SET :[ ] 2 Press M/m to select the option to change, then press </, to change the setting. 3 Press OK to return to the original screen. Menu choices Initial settings are indicated in bold print. Menu option Set this option to APC ON to switch on the APC (Adaptive Picture Control) function and improve picture quality. OFF to switch off APC. PAL/MESECAM AUTO to have the VCR automatically select the colour system for recording and playback. If the picture has no colour or unusual colours, set to PAL or MESECAM according to your local colour system. NTSC PB ON PAL TV to play back an NTSC-recorded tape on a PAL TV. 4.43 or 3.58 according to the colour system of your NTSC TV. For details, see page 19. Additional Operations 43

Editing with another VCR How to connect to record on this VCR This VCR (Recorder) TV LINE-1 IN Other VCR (Player) LINE OUT VMC-710HG/720HG audio/video cable (not supplied) : Signal flow Tip • Connect LINE-1 IN on this VCR to the line output jacks on the other VCR using a commercially available audio/video cable such as Sony VMC-710HG/720HG (not supplied). If the other VCR has the AUDIO L and R jacks, use a Sony VMC-910HG audio/video cable (not supplied). Notes • Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same colour. • If you connected this VCR to both the LINE IN and LINE OUT jacks of the other VCR, select the input correctly to prevent a humming noise. 44 Additional Operations

Operation (when recording on this VCR) Before you start editing • Turn on your TV and set it to the X PAUSE video channel. • Press INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– to display “L” in the display window. • Press SP/LP (SP/EP) to select the tape speed (SP or LP for the PAL system, and SP or EP for the NTSC system). z REC 1 Insert a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other (playback) VCR. Search for the point to start playback and set it to playback pause. 2 Insert a tape with its safety tab in place into this (recording) VCR. Search for the point to start recording and press X PAUSE. 3 Press z REC on this VCR and set it to recording pause. 4 To start editing, press the X PAUSE buttons on both VCRs at the same time. To stop editing Press the x STOP buttons on both VCRs. Tips • To edit more precisely, press the X PAUSE buttons on the VCRs to release pause. • To cut out unwanted scenes while editing, press X PAUSE on this VCR when an unwanted scene begins. When it ends, press X PAUSE again to resume recording. Note • If you start recording following the procedure above, the VCR will not start recording with the APC function. To record a tape with the APC function, press z REC again during recording pause in step 3 so that the VCR analyses the tape. Then when you start recording in step 4, press X PAUSE after the APC indicator stops flashing. If you press X PAUSE before the APC indicator stops flashing, the APC function is cancelled. Additional Operations 45

Additional Information Troubleshoot ing If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your nearest Sony service facility. Symptom Remedy The ?/1 ON/STANDBY switch • Connect the mains lead to the mains securely. does not function. Pow er The power is turned on but the • Moisture condensation has occured. Turn the power VCR does not operate. off, unplug the mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for over four hours. The clock has stopped and • The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the Clock “–:– –” lights in the display mains for more than eight hours (SLV-ED25PS/TH and window. ED15PS only) or 24 hours (SLV-ED33ME/MJ/SG only). Reset the clock (and timer). The playback picture does not • Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are appear on the TV screen. using a monitor, set it to video input. • If you made connections using the aerial cable only, make sure the RF channel number is set correctly for your area. The playback picture has no • Set the PAL/MESECAM option in the SET UP MENU colour or unusual colour. according to your local colour system. The picture or sound is distorted. • Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons. • Make sure the colour system is set to the system that the tape was recorded in. • If you made connections using the aerial cable only, make sure the TV system is set correctly for your area. The picture is not clear, or a • The video heads are dirty (page 48). Clean the video message appears indicating that heads using the Sony T-25CLD, T-25CLW or E-25CLDR the video heads need cleaning. video head cleaning cassette. If these cleaning cassettes Playback are not available in your area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony service facility (a standard service charge will be required). Do not use a commercially available liquid type cleaning cassette other than Sony’s, as they may damage the video heads. • If a message appears, this indicates that the Head Condition Sensor has detected dirty video heads. Follow the on-screen message. For details about the Head Condition Sensor, see page 48. • The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult your local Sony service facility for more information. The picture rolls vertically • Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or monitor. during picture search. The picture has no sound. • The tape is defective. • If you made A/V connections, check the audio cable connection. • If you made connections using the aerial cable only, make sure the TV system is set correctly for your area. 46 Addit ional Inf ormat ion

Symptom Remedy No TV programmes appear • Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are on the TV screen. using a monitor, set it to video input. • Select the correct source with the INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– buttons. Select a programme position when recording TV programmes; select “L” when recording from other equipment. TV reception is poor. • Adjust the TV aerial. • Make sure SYSTEM (B/G, D/K or I) in the TUNER Recording PRESET menu is set to the system in your area. The recorded picture has no • Set the PAL/MESECAM option in the SET UP MENU colour or unusual colour. according to your local colour system. The tape starts playing as soon • The safety tab has been removed. To record on this as it is inserted. tape, cover the tab hole. The tape is ejected when you • Check that the safety tab has not been removed. press z REC. Nothing happens when you • Make sure the tape is not at its end. press z REC. The timer does not operate. • Check that the clock is set. • Make sure a tape has been inserted. • Check that the safety tab has not been removed. Timer recording • Make sure the tape is not at its end. • Make sure a programme has been set for timer recording. • Make sure your timer settings are past the current time. • The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the mains for more than eight hours (SLV-ED25PS/TH and ED15PS only) or 24 hours (SLV-ED33ME/MJ/SG only). Reset the clock and timer. A tape cannot be inserted. • Check that a tape is not already in the tape compartment. The remote commander does • Make sure you are pointing the remote commander at not function. the remote sensor on the VCR. • Replace all the batteries in the remote commander with new ones if they are weak. Others • Make sure the TV / VIDEO remote control switch is set correctly. The tracking meter does not • The recording condition of the tape is very poor and appear on the screen. tracking cannot be adjusted. The VCR needs to be cleaned. • Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a dry, soft cloth, or a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent, such as alcohol or benzine. continued Addit ional Inf ormat ion 47

Troubleshoot ing (cont inued) Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads • No picture (or black & w hite • Normal picture • Rough picture • Unclear picture screen appears) initial terminal contamination Sapphire t ape cleaner The unit incorporates a sapphire tape cleaner which cleans a video tape when it is loaded. This cleaner can prevent the video heads from contamination by removing dust or mold from a tape with the sapphire edge. Head Condit ion Sensor The Head Condition Sensor checks the video heads condition. If the heads are dirty, a message will instruct you to insert a video head cleaning cassette. Be sure to use the Sony T-25CLD, T-25CLW or E-25CLDR video head cleaning cassette. If these cleaning cassettes are not available in your area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony service facility (a standard service charge will be required). 48 Addit ional Inf ormat ion

Specif icat ions Syst em General Colour system Power requirements PAL, MESECAM, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz TV system Power consumption B/G, D/K, I 15 W Channel coverage Operating temperature B/G: VHF E2 to E12/UHF E21 to E69/ 5°C to 40°C CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S41 Storage temperature D/K: VHF R1 to R12/UHF R21 to R69 –20°C to 60°C I: VHF SA4 to SA13/UHF B21 to B69/ Dimensions CATV S01 to S05, S1 to S41 Approx. 430 × 97 × 288 mm (w/h/d) RF output signal including projecting parts and controls UHF channels 21 to 69 (B/G, D/K, I) Mass Aerial out Approx. 4.1 kg 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket Power back-up Built-in self-charging capacitor Input s and out put s Back-up duration: up to 8 hours at a time (SLV- LINE-1 IN ED25PS/TH and ED15PS only) VIDEO IN, phono jack (1) Back-up duration: up to 24 hours at a time (it Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced, may be differ in actual performance) (SLV- sync negative ED33ME/MJ/SG only) AUDIO IN, phono jack (1) Input level: 327 mVrms Supplied accessories Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms Remote commander (1) LINE-1 OUT R6 (size AA) batteries (2) VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1) Aerial cable (1) Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced, Plug adaptor (1) (SLV-ED33ME/MJ only) sync negative AUDIO OUT, phono jack (1) Design and specifications are subject to change Standard output: 327 mVrms without notice. Load impedance: 47 kilohms Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms Addit ional Inf ormat ion 49

Index t o part s and cont rols Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details. Front panel 1 2 3 45 6 7 !§ !∞!¢ !£ !™!¡ !º 98 1 ?/1 ON/STANDBY switch (7) qa SEARCH button/indicator (37, 39, 40) 2 Remote sensor (5) qs EASY TIMER knob (25, 37, 39, 40) 3 Tape compartment qd PROGRAM/TRACKING +/– 4 A EJECT button (19) buttons (7, 41) 5 m 3 REW (rewind) button (19, 33) qf SP (Standard Play)/LP (Long Play)/ EP (Extra Play) button (23) 6 H PLAY button (19) qg COLOR SYSTEM button (19) 7 M # FF (fast-forward) button (19, 33) qh ONE TOUCH TUNING/ RF (Radio Frequency) CHANNEL 8 z REC (record) button (23) button (7, 10) 9 x STOP button (19) 0 X PAUSE button (19) 50 Addit ional Inf ormat ion

Display w indow SP CLOCK START STOP NTSC LP APC PAL EP 1 Timer indicator (26) 7 Tracking indicator (41) 2 Tape speed indicator (23) 8 Colour system indicator (19) 3 CLOCK indicator (27) 9 Time counter/clock/line/ programme/TV system indicator 4 START indicator (25) (8, 20, 22, 27, 45) 5 STOP indicator (25) 0 Tape/recording indicator (23) 6 APC (Adaptive Picture Control) indicator (41) Rear panel 1 2 3 5 4 1 Mains lead (6) 4 AERIAL OUT connector (6) 2 LINE-1 IN AUDIO/VIDEO jacks 5 LINE-1 OUT AUDIO/VIDEO jacks (44) (6) 3 AERIAL IN connector (6) continued Addit ional Inf ormat ion 51

Index t o part s and cont rols (cont inued) Rem ot e com m ander 1 TV / VIDEO remote control switch (5) 2 Z EJECT button (19) 3 DISPLAY button (23) 4 TRINITRON TV SYNCHRO PLAY button (21) 5 TV/VIDEO button (for TV) (5) 1 2 3 6 EASY TIMER button (28) 4 5 6 7 z REC button (23, 34) 7 8 9 8 SP (Standard Play)/LP (Long Play)/ EP (Extra Play) button (23) 0 9 ×2 button (33) 0 INPUT SELECT button (24, 32) qa Tape/menu operation buttons MENU button (9, 43) X PAUSE/M button (19) x STOP/m button (19) m 3 REW (rewind)/< button (19, 33) M # FF (fast-forward)/, button (19, 33) H PLAY/OK button (19) y SLOW button (33) qs ?/1 (on/standby) switch (32) qd AUDIO MONITOR button (This button doesn’t work for this model) qf CLEAR button (20, 36) qg Programme number /? (ten’s digit) buttons (28) qh PROG (programme) +/– buttons (22) qj VOL (volume) +/– buttons (for TV) qk ./> INDEX SEARCH buttons (38) 52 Addit ional Inf ormat ion

Index A, B H S Accessories supplied 4 Head Condition Sensor 48 Safety tab 23 Adjusting Searching picture 15, 33, 41 I, J, K at various speeds 33 tracking 33, 41 Index searching 38 the beginning of an Easy Aerial hookup 6 Timer recorded AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 15 L, M programme 37 APC (Adaptive Picture using the index Language selecting 9 Control) 41 function 38 LP mode 23 AV (audio/video) using the Time Search function 40 connection 6 N, O SP mode 23 NTSC-recorded tapes 19 C One Touch Tuning 10 Cancelling timer settings 35 T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z Time Search 40 Changing timer settings 35 P, Q Checking timer setting 35 Timer recording 31 Picture adjustment 15, 33, 41 Cleaning the video cancelling timer Playback 18 heads 46 settings 35 at various speeds 33 Clock setting 16 changing timer frame-by-frame 33 Colour system settings 35 slow motion 33 compatible colour checking timer Presetting channels 10 systems 2 settings 35 automatically 11 setting 19, 43 daily/weekly manually 13 Connecting recording 32 One Touch Tuning 10 the VCR and your TV 6 Easy Timer 25 to a TV with audio/ overlapping timer R recordings 36 video jacks 6 Recording 22 Tracking adjustment 33, 41 Counter 20 duration time 34 Trinitron TV Synchro saving 23 D Play 21 using the Easy Timer Tuning your TV to the Disabling programme function 25 VCR 7 position 15 while watching another TV system 2, 8, 14 Dubbing. See Editing programme 23 Remote commander 5 E, F, G Easy Clock 27 Easy Timer recording 25 Editing 44 EP mode 24 Sony Corporation