Sony SLV-SE100K SLV-SE400K SLV-SE450K Manual

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3-868-344-11 (1) Video Cassette Recorder Operating Instructions SLV-SE100K PAL NTSC 4.43 SLV-SX100K PAL NTSC 4.43 SLV-SE400K PAL NTSC 4.43 SLV-SE450K PAL NTSC 4.43 © 2000 Sony Corporation

WARNING Compatible colour systems This VCR is designed to record using the PAL (B/G To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the or D/K) or MESECAM (B/G or D/K) colour system unit to rain or moisture. and play back using the PAL (B/G or D/K) or To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. MESECAM (B/G or D/K) and NTSC 4.43 colour Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. systems. Recording of video sources based on other colour systems cannot be guaranteed. Mains lead must only be changed at a qualified service shop. SHOWVIEW is a registered trademark of Gemstar Precautions Development Corporation. The SHOWVIEW system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Safety Development Corporation. • This unit operates on 220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz. Check that the unit’s operating voltage is identical with your local power supply. • If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. • 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 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. 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 three hours before operating the unit. Caution Television programmes, 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 transmitter and/or programme owner. 2 WARNING

Table of contents Getting Started Getting Started 4 Step 1 : Unpacking 5 Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander 8 Step 3 : Connecting the VCR 11 Step 4 : Tuning your TV to the VCR 14 Step 5 : Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function 16 Step 6 : Setting the clock 21 Selecting a language 23 Presetting channels 27 Changing/disabling programme positions Basic Operations 51 Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings 33 Playing a tape 53 Searching using the Smart Search 36 Recording TV programmes function 40 Recording TV programmes using the 56 Adjusting the picture ShowView system (SLV-SE450K only) 58 Changing menu options 44 Recording TV programmes using the 60 Editing with another VCR timer Additional Information Additional Operations 62 Troubleshooting 48 Playing/searching at various speeds 65 Specifications 50 Setting the recording duration time 66 Index to parts and controls Back Cover Index Table of contents 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 Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for the 4 models: SLV-SE100K, SX100K, SE400K and SE450K. Check your model number by looking at the rear panel of your VCR. SLV- SE450K is the model used for illustration purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “SLV-SE450K only.” 4 Unpacking

Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander Inserting the batteries Getting Started Insert two R6 (size AA) 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 position. Using the remote commander You can use this remote Remote sensor 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 symbol near the remote sensor, this remote commander will not operate the TV. [TV] / [VIDEO] 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 0 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 continued Setting up the remote commander 5

?/1 DISPLAY t TV/VIDEO 1 2 3 4 5 6 Programme number 8 buttons –/– – 0 2 +/– PROG +/– WIDE TV control buttons To Press Set the TV to standby mode ?/1 Select an input source: aerial in or line in t TV/VIDEO Select the TV’s programme position Programme number buttons, –/– –, PROG +/– Adjust the volume of the TV 2 +/– Call up the on-screen display DISPLAY Switch to/from wide mode of a Sony wide TV WIDE 6 Setting up the remote commander

Notes • 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 together with an old one. • Do not use different types of batteries together. Getting Started • Some buttons may not work with certain Sony TVs. Setting up the remote commander 7

Step 3 : Connecting the VCR If your TV has a Scart (EURO-AV) connector, see page 9. If your TV does not have a Scart (EURO-AV) connector AERIAL IN AERIAL OUT Mains lead AERIAL IN to mains Aerial cable (supplied) : Signal flow 1 Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on IN NTR the rear panel of the VCR. ARIAL ANTNN OUT SORTI 2 Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and the aerial input of your TV using IN NTR ARIAL the supplied aerial cable. ANTNN OUT SORTI 3 Connect the mains lead to the mains. Note • When you connect the VCR and your TV only with an aerial cable, you have to tune your TV to the VCR (see page 11). 8 Connecting the VCR

If your TV has a Scart (EURO-AV) connector AERIAL IN Getting Started i LINE-1 AERIAL OUT Mains lead (TV) AERIAL IN to mains Aerial cable (supplied) Scart (EURO-AV) Scart cable (not supplied) : Signal flow 1 Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on IN NTR the rear panel of the VCR. ARIAL ANTNN OUT SORTI 2 Connect AERIAL OUT of the VCR and the aerial input of your TV using IN NTR ARIAL the supplied aerial cable. ANTNN OUT SORTI 3 Connect LINE-1 (TV) on the VCR and the Scart (EURO-AV) connector on the TV with the optional Scart cable. This connection improves picture and sound quality. Whenever you want to watch the VCR picture, press t TV/ VIDEO to display the VIDEO indicator in the display window. 4 Connect the mains lead to the mains. Note • If the TV is connected to the LINE-1 (TV) connector, setting the RF channel to OFF is recommended. In the OFF position, only the signal from the aerial is output through the AERIAL OUT connector (see page 13). continued Connecting the VCR 9

About the SMARTLINK features (SLV-SE450K only) If the connected TV complies with SMARTLINK SMARTLINK, MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2, Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, this VCR automatically runs the SMARTLINK function after you complete the steps on the previous page (the SMARTLINK indicator appears in the VCR’s display window when you turn on the TV). You can enjoy the following SMARTLINK features. • Preset Download You can download your TV tuner preset data to this VCR and tune the VCR according to that data in Auto Set Up. This greatly simplifies the Auto Set Up procedure. Be careful not to disconnect the cables or exit the Auto Set Up function during the procedure. See “Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function” on page 14. • TV Direct Rec You can easily record what you are watching on the TV. For details, see “Recording what you are watching on the TV (TV Direct Rec) (SLV-SE450K only)” on page 39. • One Touch Play With One Touch Play, you can start playback automatically without turning on the TV. For details, see “Starting playback automatically with one button (One Touch Play) (SLV-SE450K only)” on page 35. • One Touch Menu You can turn on the VCR and TV, set the TV to the video channel, and display the VCR’s on-screen display automatically by pressing MENU on the remote commander. • One Touch Timer You can turn on the VCR and TV, set the TV to the video channel, and display the timer recording menu (the TIMER METHOD menu, the TIMER menu, or the SHOWVIEW menu) automatically by pressing TIMER on the remote commander. You can set which timer recording menu is displayed using TIMER OPTIONS in the OPTIONS-2 menu (see page 59). • Automatic Power Off You can have the VCR turn off automatically, if the VCR is not used after you turn off the TV. *1 “MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig Corporation. *2 “EASYLINK” is a trademark of Philips Corporation. *3 “Q-Link” is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. *4 “EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation. *5 “T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation. Note • Not all TVs respond to the functions above. 10 Connecting the VCR

Step 4 : Tuning your TV to the VCR If your TV has a Scart (EURO-AV) connector, see page 13. Getting Started If your TV does not have a Scart (EURO-AV) connector Follow the steps below so that your TV will properly receive the video signals from your VCR. ?/1 ON/STANDBY RF CHANNEL PROGRAM +/– Press ?/1 ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR. 1 ONSTAN 2 AUTO ST UP R CANNL Press RF CHANNEL on the VCR lightly. The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window. The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV. 3 Turn on your TV and select a programme position for the VCR picture. This programme position will now be referred to as the video channel. 4 AUTO ST UP R CANNL Press RF CHANNEL. The TV system appears in the display window. continued Tuning your TV to the VCR 11

5 PROGRA TRACING Press PROGRAM +/– (repeatedly) to select the appropriate TV system for your area. Select “G” for the B/G TV system, or “K” for the D/K TV system. 6 Tune the TV to the same channel shown in the VCR display window so that the picture on the right appears clearly on the SON VIO CASSTT RCORR TV screen. Refer to your TV manual for TV tuning instructions. If you select the wrong TV system in step 5, the picture on the right may not appear. Select the appropriate TV system and tune the TV again. If the picture does not appear clearly, see “To obtain a clear picture from the VCR” below. 7 AUTO ST UP R CANNL Press RF CHANNEL. You have now tuned your TV to the VCR. Whenever you want to play a tape, set the TV to the video channel. To check to see if the TV tuning is correct 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 TV tuning is correct. To obtain a clear picture from the VCR If the screen does not appear clearly in step 6 above, go to step 7 to finish this procedure once. Then start again from step 2. After pressing RF CHANNEL in step 2, press PROGRAM +/– while the RF channel is displayed, so that another RF channel appears. Then tune the TV to the new RF channel so that a clear picture appears. Note • If you set the wrong TV system, you may have no sound or sound may be distorted. 12 Tuning your TV to the VCR

If your TV has a Scart (EURO-AV) connector ?/1 1 ON/STANDBY RF CHANNEL Getting Started PROGRAM +/– Press ?/1 ON/STANDBY to turn on the VCR. 1 ONSTAN 2 AUTO ST UP R CANNL Press RF CHANNEL on the VCR lightly. The factory-preset RF channel appears in the display window. The VCR signal is output through this channel to the TV. 3 PROGRA TRACING Use the PROGRAM +/– buttons to set the RF channel to OFF, and press RF CHANNEL again. AUTO ST UP R CANNL RF channel set up is complete. Tuning your TV to the VCR 13

Step 5 : Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function Before using the VCR for the first time, set up the VCR using the Auto Set Up function. With this function, you can set the language for the on-screen display, TV channels, guide channels for the ShowView system*, and VCR clock* automatically. AUTO SET UP PROGRAM +/– 1 AUTO ST UP R CANNL Hold down AUTO SET UP on the VCR for more than three seconds. The VCR automatically turns on, and the country abbreviation appears in the display window. 2 PROGRA TRACING Press PROGRAM +/– to select the abbreviation of your country from the table on page 15. For some countries, there is a selection of languages to choose from. If your country does not appear, select ELSE. 14 Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function

3 AUTO ST UP R CANNL Press AUTO SET UP lightly. The VCR starts searching for all of the receivable channels and presets them according to the TV system you selected in “Tuning your TV to the VCR” on page 11. If you want to change the order of the channels or disable unwanted Getting Started programme positions, see “Changing/disabling programme positions” on page 27. If you use the SMARTLINK connection (SLV-SE450K only), the Preset Download function starts and the SMARTLINK indicator flashes in the display window during download. After the search or download is complete, the current time appears in the display window for any stations that transmit a time signal. The abbreviations of the countries and languages are as follows: Abbreviation Country Language CZ Checho Czech HUN Hungary Hungarian PL Poland Polish SK Slovakia Slovak TR Turkey Turkish RUS Russia Russian ELSE Other English countries To cancel the Auto Set Up function Press AUTO SET UP. Tip • If you want to change the language for the on-screen display from the one preset in the Auto Set Up function, see page 21. Notes • If you stop the Auto Set Up function during step 3, you must repeat set up from step 1. • Whenever you operate the Auto Set Up function, some of the settings (ShowView*, timer, etc.) will be reset. If this happens, you have to set them again. * SLV-SE450K only Setting up the VCR with the Auto Set Up function 15

Step 6 : Setting the clock You must set the time and date on the VCR to use the timer features properly. The Auto Clock Set function (SLV-SE450K only) works only if a station in your area is broadcasting a time signal. If the Auto Set Up function did not set the clock correctly for your local area, try another station for the MENU Auto Clock Set function. Setting the clock manually M/m/</, Before you start… OK • Turn on the VCR and the TV. • Set the TV to the video channel. Press MENU, then press M/m to highlight 1 NU SETTINGS and press OK. STTINGS TUNR CLOC LANGUAG RTURN PLA SLCT : O ST :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight CLOCK, then press 2 OK. CLOC PLA AUTO AUST O O For SLV-SE100K/SX100K and SE400K, CLOC PROGRA ANUAL AUST only the clock setting menu appears. Skip 1 . 1 . 2000 SAT 0 : 00 the next step and go to step 4. SLCT : ST :O IT : NU 16 Setting the clock

Press M/m to highlight MANUAL 3 ADJUST, then press OK. CLOC PLA AUTO AUST O CLOC PROGRA O ANUAL AUST 1 . 1 . 2000 SAT 0 : 00 Getting Started SLCT : ST : CONIR :O IT : NU Press M/m to set the day. 4 CLOC PLA AUTO AUST O CLOC PROGRA O ANUAL AUST 28 . 1 . 2000 RI 0 : 00 SLCT : ST : CONIR :O IT : NU Press , to highlight the month and set the 5 month pressing M/m. CLOC PLA AUTO AUST O CLOC PROGRA O ANUAL AUST 28 . 9 . 2000 TU 0 : 00 SLCT : ST : CONIR :O IT : NU 6 Set the year, hour, and minutes in sequence, pressing , to highlight the CLOC PLA item to be set, and press M/m to select the AUTO AUST CLOC PROGRA O O digits. ANUAL AUST 28 . 9 . 2000 TU 18 : 00 The day of the week is set automatically. SLCT : ST : CONIR :O IT : NU 7 Press OK to start the clock. CLOC PLA AUTO AUST O CLOC PROGRA O ANUAL AUST 28 . 9 . 2000 TU 18 : 00 SLCT : ST :O IT : NU continued Setting the clock 17

8 NU Press MENU to exit the menu. Tips • To change the digits while setting, press < to return to the item to be changed, and select the digits by pressing M/m. • If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK. Note • The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes. 18 Setting the clock

Changing the station for the Auto Clock Set function (SLV-SE450K only) Before you start… Getting Started • Turn on the VCR and the TV. MENU • Set the TV to the video channel. M/m OK Press MENU, then press M/m to highlight 1 NU SETTINGS and press OK. STTINGS TUNR CLOC LANGUAG RTURN PLA SLCT : O ST :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight CLOCK, then press 2 OK. CLOC PLA AUTO AUST ON O AUTO ADJUST is highlighted. CLOC PROGRA ANUAL AUST 1 AA 28 . 9 . 2000 TU 18 : 00 SLCT : ST :O IT : NU 3 Press OK. CLOC PLA AUTO AUST ON CLOC PROGRA O O ANUAL AUST 28 . 9 . 2000 TU 18 : 00 SLCT : CONIR :O IT : NU continued Setting the clock 19

Press M/m to highlight ON, then press OK. 4 CLOC PLA AUTO AUST ON CLOC PROGRA 1 AA O ANUAL AUST 28 . 9 . 2000 TU 18 : 00 SLCT : ST :O IT : NU Press m to highlight CLOCK PROGRAM, 5 then press OK. CLOC PLA AUTO AUST CLOC PROGRA 1 AA O ANUAL AUST 28 . 9 . 2000 TU 18 : 00 SLCT : CONIR :O IT : NU Press M/m repeatedly until the programme 6 position of the station that carries a time CLOC PLA signal appears. AUTO AUST CLOC PROGRA 2 C O ANUAL AUST If the VCR does not receive a time signal 28 . 9 . 2000 TU 18 : 00 from any station, AUTO ADJUST returns to OFF automatically. SLCT : CONIR :O IT : NU 7 NU Press MENU to exit the menu. Tips • If you set AUTO ADJUST to ON, the Auto Clock Set function is activated whenever the VCR is turned off. The time is adjusted automatically by making reference to the time signal from the station whose programme position is displayed in the “CLOCK PROGRAM” row. If you do not need the Auto Clock Set, select OFF. • If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK. Note • The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes. 20 Setting the clock

Selecting a language You can change the on-screen display language from the one you selected with the Auto Set Up function. Getting Started Before you start… • Turn on the VCR and the TV. • Set the TV to the video channel. MENU M/m OK Press MENU, then press M/m to highlight 1 NU SETTINGS and press OK. STTINGS TUNR CLOC LANGUAG RTURN PLA SLCT : O ST :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight LANGUAGE, then 2 press OK. LANGUAG PLA NGLIS POLSKI O ČESKÝ MAGYAR SLOVNČINA TRKE PУCCKИЙ SLCT : ST :O IT : NU continued Selecting a language 21

Press M/m to highlight the desired language, then press OK. 3 PLA O 4 NU Press MENU to exit the menu. Tip • If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK. Note • The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes. 22 Selecting a language

Presetting channels If some channels could not be preset using the Auto Set Up function, you can preset them manually. Getting Started Before you start… 1 2 3 • Turn on the VCR and the TV. • Set the TV to the video channel. 4 5 6 Programme number 7 8 9 buttons 0 PROG +/– MENU M/m/</, OK Press MENU, then press M/m to highlight 1 NU SETTINGS and press OK. STTINGS TUNR CLOC LANGUAG RTURN PLA SLCT : O ST :O IT : NU continued Presetting channels 23

Press M/m to highlight TUNER, then press 2 OK. TUNR PROG. 1 PLA SST NORAL CATV NORAL O CANNL ST C1 2 AA AT ON IN TUNING RTURN SLCT : ST :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight NORMAL/CATV, 3 then press OK. TUNR PROG. 1 PLA SST NORAL CATV NORAL O CANNL ST CATV AT IN TUNING RTURN SLCT : CONIR :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight NORMAL, then 4 press OK. TUNR PROG. 1 PLA SST O To preset CATV (Cable Television) NORAL CATV CANNL ST NORAL C1 2 AA AT ON channels, select CATV. IN TUNING RTURN SLCT : ST :O IT : NU 5 • PROG Press PROG +/– to select the programme position. Selected programme position TUNR PROG. 4 SST NORAL CATV NORAL CANNL ST C1 2 AA AT ON IN TUNING RTURN SLCT : ST :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight CHANNEL SET, 6 then press OK. TUNR PROG. 4 PLA SST NORAL CATV O CANNL ST C1 2 AA AT IN TUNING RTURN SLCT : CONIR :O IT : NU 24 Presetting channels

Press M/m repeatedly until the channel you 7 want is displayed. TUNR PROG. 4 PLA SST NORAL CATV O CANNL ST C2 7 AT IN TUNING RTURN Getting Started The channels appear in the following SLCT : order: CONIR :O IT : NU B/G TV system D/K TV system Channel Receivable Channel Receivable number in the Channel number in the Channel CHANNEL SET CHANNEL SET field field C02 E2 C02 R1 C03 E3 C05 R6 C04 E4 C06 R7 C05 E5 C12 R12 C06 E6 C13 R2 C07 E7 C14 R3 C08 E8 C15 R4 C09 E9 C16 R5 C10 E10 C17 R8 C11 E11 C18 R9 C12 E12 C19 R10 C21–C69 E21–E69 C20 R11 S01–S41 S1–S41 C21–C69 R21–R69 S42–S46 S01–S05 1 2 3 4 5 6 If you know the number of the channel you want, press the programme 7 8 9 number buttons. For example, for channel 5, first press “0” and then press 0 “5.” 8 If the TV sound is distorted or noisy, press M/m to highlight SYSTEM and press OK. TUNR PROG. 4 PLA Then press M/m to select B/G or D/K so SST NORAL CATV G O that you get better sound. CANNL ST AT ON IN TUNING RTURN SLCT : CONIR :O IT : NU 9 To preset another programme position, repeat steps 5 through 7. continued Presetting channels 25

10 NU Press MENU to exit the menu. If the picture is not clear Normally, the Auto Fine Tuning (AFT) function automatically tunes in channels clearly. However, if the picture is not clear, you may also use the manual tuning function. 1 Press PROG +/– or the programme number buttons to select the programme position for which you cannot obtain a clear picture. 2 Press MENU, then select SETTINGS and press OK. 3 Select TUNER, then press OK. 4 Select FINE TUNING, then press OK. The fine tuning meter appears. TUNR PROG. 4 Selected programme SST NORAL CATV NORAL position CANNL ST C2 7 AT IN TUNING RTURN ST : IT : NU </, to get a clearer picture, then press MENU to exit the menu. 5 Press Note that the AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) setting switches to OFF. Tip • If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK. Notes • The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes. • When adjusting FINE TUNING, the menu may become difficult to read due to interference from the picture being received. 26 Presetting channels

Changing/disabling programme positions After setting the channels, you can change the programme positions as you like. If any programme positions are unused or contain Getting Started unwanted channels, you can disable them. You can also change the station names (SLV- SE450K only). If the station names are not displayed, you can enter them manually. MENU Changing programme positions M/m/, Before you start… OK • Turn on the VCR and the TV. • Set the TV to the video channel. Press MENU, then press M/m to highlight 1 NU LISTS and press OK. LISTS CANNL LIST TIR LIST RTURN PLA SLCT : O ST :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight CHANNEL LIST, 2 then press OK. CANNL LIST PLA PROG C NA 1 C1 2 AA O 2 C0 3 C 3 C5 6 4 C2 7 5 C0 9 G SLCT : OV PROGRA : RAS PROGRA : CLAR IT : NU continued Changing/disabling programme positions 27

Press M/m to highlight the row which you 3 want to change the programme position, CANNL LIST PLA then press ,. PROG 1 C C1 2 NA AA O 2 C0 3 C To display other pages for programme 3 4 C5 6 C2 7 positions 6 to 60, press M/m repeatedly. 5 C0 9 G SLCT : ST STATION NA : CONIR :O IT : NU Press M/m until the selected channel row 4 moves to the desired programme position. CANNL LIST PLA PROG C NA O The selected channel is inserted at the new 1 2 C0 3 C5 6 C programme position and the intermediate 3 4 C1 2 C2 7 AA 5 C0 9 G channels are displaced to fill the gap. SLCT : ST STATION NA : CONIR :O IT : NU 5 Press OK to confirm the setting. PLA O 6 To change the programme position of another station, repeat steps 3 through 5. 7 NU Press MENU to exit the menu. Tip • If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK. Note • The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes. 28 Changing/disabling programme positions

Disabling unwanted programme positions After presetting channels, you can disable unused programme positions. The disabled CLEAR positions will be skipped later when you Getting Started press the PROG +/– buttons. Before you start… 1 2 3 • Turn on the VCR and the TV. • Set the TV to the video channel. 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 MENU M/m OK Press MENU, then press M/m to highlight 1 NU LISTS, and press OK. LISTS CANNL LIST TIR LIST RTURN PLA SLCT : O ST :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight CHANNEL LIST, 2 then press OK. CANNL LIST PLA PROG C NA 1 C1 2 AA O 2 C0 3 C 3 C5 6 4 C2 7 5 C0 9 G SLCT : OV PROGRA : RAS PROGRA : CLAR IT : NU continued Changing/disabling programme positions 29

Press M/m to highlight the row which you 3 want to disable. CANNL LIST PLA PROG C NA 1 C1 2 AA O 2 C0 3 C 3 C5 6 4 C2 7 5 C0 9 G SLCT : OV PROGRA : RAS PROGRA : CLAR IT : NU 4 CLAR Press CLEAR. The selected row will be cleared as shown CANNL LIST PROG C NA on the right. 1 2 C1 2 C0 3 AA C 3 4 C2 7 5 C0 9 G SLCT : OV PROGRA : RAS PROGRA : CLAR IT : NU 5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other programme positions you want to disable. 6 NU Press MENU to exit the menu. Tip • If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK. Notes • The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes. • Be sure to select the programme position you want to disable correctly. If you disable a programme position by mistake, you need to reset that channel manually. 30 Changing/disabling programme positions

Changing the station names (SLV-SE450K only) You can change or enter the station names (up to 5 characters). The VCR must receive channel information (for instance, Getting Started SMARTLINK information) for station names to appear automatically. MENU Before you start… • Turn on the VCR and the TV. M/m/</, • Set the TV to the video channel. OK Press MENU, then press M/m to highlight 1 NU LISTS and press OK. LISTS CANNL LIST TIR LIST RTURN PLA SLCT : O ST :O IT : NU Press M/m to highlight CHANNEL LIST, 2 then press OK. CANNL LIST PLA PROG C NA 1 C1 2 AA O 2 C0 3 C 3 C5 6 4 C2 7 5 C0 9 G SLCT : OV PROGRA : RAS PROGRA : CLAR IT : NU Press M/m to highlight the row which you 3 want to change or enter the station name, CANNL LIST PLA then press ,. PROG 1 C C1 2 NA AA 2 C0 3 C O 3 C5 6 To display other pages for programme 4 5 C2 7 C0 9 G positions 6 to 60, press M/m repeatedly. SLCT : ST STATION NA : CONIR :O IT : NU continued Changing/disabling programme positions 31

Press ,. 4 CHANNEL LIST PLAY PROG CH NAME 1 C1 2 AAB OK 2 C0 3 CDE 3 C5 6 4 C2 7 5 C0 9 FGH SELECT A CHARACTER : NEXT : CONFIRM : OK EXIT : MENU 5 Enter the station name. 1 Press M/m to select a character. CHANNEL LIST PLAY Each time you press M, the character PROG CH NAME 1 C1 2 CAB OK 2 C0 3 CDE changes as shown below. 3 4 C5 6 C2 7 5 C0 9 FGH AtBt…tZtatbt…tz t 0 t 1 t … t 9 t (symbols) t SELECT A CHARACTER : (blank space) t A NEXT CONFIRM : : OK EXIT : MENU 2 Press , to set the next character. The next space is highlighted. To correct a character, press </, until the character you want to correct is highlighted, then reset it. You can set up to 5 characters for the station name. 6 Press OK to confirm the new name. PLAY OK 7 MENU Press MENU to exit the menu. Tip • If you want to return to the previous menu, highlight RETURN and press OK. Notes • The menu disappears automatically if you don’t proceed for more than a few minutes. • If you enter a symbol in step 5, it will appear as a blank space in the display window. 32 Changing/disabling programme positions

Basic Operations Playing a tape Z EJECT CLEAR DISPLAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Basic Operations H PLAY X PAUSE M FF x STOP m REW NTSC PB 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. continued Playing a tape 33

Press H PLAY. 3 When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically. PLAY 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 REW during stop Eject the tape Z EJECT To set the colour system If the playback picture has no colour, or streaks appear during playback, set COLOUR SYSTEM in the OPTIONS-1 menu to conform to the system that the tape was recorded in (see page 59). (Normally set the option to AUTO.) To play an NTSC-recorded tape Set NTSC PB at the rear of the VCR according to the colour system of your TV. When your TV is Set NTSC PB to PAL only ON PAL TV PAL and NTSC NTSC 4.43 To use the time counter Press CLEAR at the point on the tape that you want to find later. The counter in the display window resets to “0:00:00.” Search for the point afterwards by referring to the counter. SP VIDEO OPC To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY. 34 Playing a tape

Notes • 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. • The time counter does not appear on the TV screen when using an NTSC-recorded tape. • Depending on your TV, the following may occur while playing an NTSC-recorded tape: – The picture becomes 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 recoreded in the LP and EP mode cannot be played back on this VCR.*1 • The picture’s colour may be affected when playing a MESECAM-recorded tape in the LP mode.*2 • While setting the menu on the TV screen, buttons for playback on the remote commander do not function. *1 SLV-SE100K/SX100K only *2 SLV-SE400K/SE450K only Basic Operations Starting playback automatically with one button (One Touch Play) (SLV-SE450K only) If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can turn on the VCR and the TV, set the TV to the video channel, and start playback automatically with one button. 1 Insert a tape. The VCR automatically turns on. If you insert a tape with its safety tab removed, the TV turns on and switches to the video channel. Playback starts automatically. Press H PLAY. 2 The TV turns on and switches to the video channel automatically. Playback starts. Tip • When there already is a tape in the VCR, the VCR and the TV turn on, the TV is set to the video channel, and playback starts automatically in one sequence when you press H PLAY. Note • When you use the One Touch Play function, leave the TV on or in the standby mode. Playing a tape 35

Recording TV programmes COUNTER/ REMAIN t TV/VIDEO DISPLAY 1 2 3 SP/LP 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 PROG +/– z REC x STOP 1 Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. 2 Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. 36 Recording TV programmes

3 • PROG Press PROG +/– to select the programme position or station name*1 you want to record. SP VIDEO OPC 4 SP / LP Press SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or LP*2. LP (Long Play) provides recording time twice as long as SP. However, SP (Standard Play) produces better picture and audio quality. VIDEO LP OPC Press z REC to start recording. 5 REC The recording indicator lights up red in the display window. Basic Operations VIDEO Recording indicator LP OPC To stop recording Press x STOP. To check the remaining time Press DISPLAY. With the display on, press COUNTER/REMAIN to check the remaining time. Each time you press COUNTER/REMAIN, the time counter and the remaining time appear alternately. The indicator indicates the remaining time. SP 0 : 00 : 22 1 : 46 Time counter Remaining time In order to get an accurate remaining time indication, be sure TAPE LENGTH in the OPTIONS-1 menu is set according to the tape type you use (see page 58). continued Recording TV programmes 37

To watch another TV programme while recording 1 Press t TV/VIDEO to turn off the VIDEO indicator in the display window. 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 same tape again, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape. Safety tab 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. • If you connect additional equipment to a LINE connector or jack, you can select the input signal using the INPUT SELECT or PROG +/– buttons. • The DISPLAY information appears on the TV screen indicating information about the tape, but the information won’t be recorded on the tape. • If you don’t want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV. Notes • The DISPLAY information does not appear during still (pause) mode or slow-motion playback. • The DISPLAY information will not appear while playing an NTSC-recorded tape. • If a tape has portions recorded in both PAL (MESECAM) and NTSC systems, the time counter reading will not be correct. This discrepancy is due to the difference between the counting cycles of the two video systems. • When you insert a non-standard commercially available tape, the remaining time may not be correct. • The remaining time is intended for rough measurement only. • About 30 seconds after the tape begins playback, the tape remaining time will be displayed. • The station name*1 may not appear if the VCR does not receive station name information signals. *1 SLV-SE450K only *2 not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K 38 Recording TV programmes

Recording what you are watching on the TV (TV Direct Rec) (SLV-SE450K only) If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can easily record what you are watching on the TV (other than tapes being played on the VCR). 1 Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. z REC while you are watching a TV programme or external source. 2 Press The VCR automatically turns on, then the TV indicator lights up and the VCR starts recording what you are watching on the TV. Tips • The TV indicator appears in the display window after you press z REC in some situations such as: – when you are watching a source connected to the TV’s line input, or – when the TV tuner preset data for the programme position is different from the data in the Basic Operations VCR tuner preset. • If there is a tape with its safety tab in place in the VCR, the VCR automatically turns on and starts recording what you are watching on the TV when you press z REC. • You can turn the TV Direct Rec function ON and OFF in the OPTIONS-2 menu (see page 59). Notes • You cannot record what you are watching using this method when the VCR is in the following modes; pause, timer standby, tuner preset, Auto Set Up, and recording. • When the TV indicator is lit in the display window, do not turn off the TV nor change the TV programme position. When the TV indicator is not lit, the VCR continues recording the programme even if you change the TV programme position on the TV. Recording TV programmes 39

Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system (SLV-SE450K only) The ShowView system is the feature that simplifies programming the VCR to make timer recordings. Just enter the ShowView ?/1 number listed in the TV programme guide. The date, times, and programme position of CLEAR that programme are set automatically. You can preset a total of eight programmes, INPUT including settings made with other timer SELECT methods. 1 2 3 Before you start… 4 5 6 Programme • Check that the VCR clock is set to the number 7 8 9 buttons correct time and date. • Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. 0 Make sure the tape is longer than the total recording time. • Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. • Set TIMER OPTIONS*1 to SHOWVIEW or VARIABLE in the OPTIONS-2 menu TIMER (see page 59). MENU M/m/</, OK x STOP 40 Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system (SLV-SE450K only)

1 TIMER Press TIMER. TIMER METHOD • When you set TIMER OPTIONS to STANDARD VARIABLE: SHOWVIEW The TIMER METHOD menu appears on the TV screen. Press M/m to select SHOWVIEW, then press OK. SELECT : SET : OK EXIT : MENU • When you set TIMER OPTIONS to SHOWVIEW: SHOWVIEW 2 8 . 9 THU The SHOWVIEW menu appears on the SHOWVIEW NO. ––––––––– TV screen. SET : 0–9 EXIT : MENU Basic Operations 2 1 2 3 Press the programme number buttons to enter the ShowView number. SHOWVIEW 2 8 . 9 THU 4 5 6 SHOWVIEW NO. 1246––––– 7 8 9 0 CLEAR If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and SET : 0–9 CONFIRM : OK CANCEL : CLEAR re-enter the correct number. EXIT : MENU 3 Press OK. The date, start and stop times, programme TIMER 2 8 . 9 THU PLAY DATE TIME PROG. OK position or station name, tape speed*2, and TODAY 19 : 00 20 : 00 35 SP / LP SP VPS / PDC ON VPS/PDC setting*1 appear on the TV LIST screen. SELECT : • If “– –” appears in the “PROG.” SET : CANCEL : CLEAR (programme) column (this may happen EXIT : MENU for local broadcasts), you have to set the appropriate programme position manually. Press M/m to select the desired programme position. INPUT To record from a source connected to the LINE input, press INPUT SELECT SELECT to display the connected line in the “PROG.” position. You will only have to do this operation once for the referred channel. The VCR will then store your setting. CLEAR If the information is incorrect, press CLEAR to cancel the setting. continued Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system (SLV-SE450K only) 41

4 If you want to change the date, tape speed*2, and the VPS/PDC setting*1: TIMER 2 8 . 9 THU PLAY DATE TIME PROG. OK 1 Press </, to highlight the item you TODAY 19 : 00 20 : 00 35 SP / LP SP VPS / PDC ON want to change. LIST 2 Press M/m to reset it. SELECT : SET : CANCEL : CLEAR EXIT : MENU • To record the same programme every day or the same day every week, see “Daily/weekly recording” below. • To use the VPS/PDC function*1, set VPS/PDC to ON. For details of the VPS/PDC function, see “Timer recording with VPS/ PDC signals” below. 5 MENU Press MENU to exit the menu. Press ?/1 to turn off the VCR. 6 The indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands by for recording. To stop recording To stop the VCR while recording, press x STOP. Daily/weekly recording In step 4 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. TODAY t SUN-SAT (Sunday to Saturday) t MON-SAT (Monday to Saturday) t MON-FRI (Monday to Friday) t SAT (every Saturday) ..... t MON (every Monday) t SUN (every Sunday) t 1 month later t (dates count down) t TOMORROW t TODAY Timer recording with VPS/PDC signals Some broadcast systems transmit VPS (Video Programme System) or PDC (Programme Delivery Control) signals with their TV programmes. These signals ensure that your timer recordings are made regardless of broadcast delays, early starts, or broadcast interruptions (when the VPS or PDC indicator in the display window is lit). To use the VPS/PDC function, set VPS/PDC to ON in step 4 above. You can also use the VPS/PDC function for a source connected to the LINE input. 42 Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system (SLV-SE450K only)

To use the VCR after setting the timer To use the VCR before a recording begins, just press ?/1. The indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press ?/1 to reset the VCR to recording standby after using the VCR. You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording: • Reset the counter (page 34). • Display tape information on the TV screen (page 37). • Check the timer settings (page 51). • Watch another TV programme (page 38). Tips • To set the programme position, you can also use the PROG +/– or programme number buttons. • To set the programme position with a two digit number, press –/– – (ten’s digit) button followed by the programme number buttons. • To set the line input video source, you can also use the PROG +/– buttons. • To set the tape speed, you can also use the SP/LP button*2. Basic Operations • When you are recording a programme in the SP mode and the remaining tape becomes shorter than the recording time, the tape speed is automatically changed to the LP mode. Note that some interference will appear on the picture at the point the tape speed is changed. If you want to keep the same tape speed, set AUTO LONG PLAY*2 to OFF in the OPTIONS- 1 menu (page 58). • To check, change, or cancel the programme setting, press </, to choose LIST, then press OK in step 4. For details, see step 3 in “Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings” (page 51). Notes • If the VPS/PDC signal is too weak or the broadcasting station failed to transmit VPS/PDC signals, the VCR will start recording at the set time without using the VPS/PDC function*1. • The indicator flashes in the display window when you press ?/1 with no tape inserted. • When you set TIMER OPTIONS*1 to STANDARD in the OPTIONS-2 menu, the SHOWVIEW menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select SHOWVIEW or VARIABLE. • The station name*1 may not appear if the VCR does not receive station name information signals. *1 SLV-SE450K only *2 not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K Recording TV programmes using the ShowView system (SLV-SE450K only) 43

Recording TV programmes using the timer You can preset a total of eight programmes, including settings made with other timer methods. ?/1 1 Before you start… • Check that the VCR clock is set to the INPUT correct time and date. SELECT • Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Make sure the tape is longer than the total 1 2 3 recording time. 4 5 6 • Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. 7 8 9 • Set TIMER OPTIONS*1 to STANDARD 0 or VARIABLE in the OPTIONS-2 menu (see page 59). TIMER MENU M/m/</, OK x STOP 44 Recording TV programmes using the timer

1 TIMER Press TIMER. For SLV-SE100K/SX100K and SE400K: The TIMER menu appears on the TV TIMER 2 8 . 9 THU screen. DATE TODAY TIME –– : –– –– : –– PROG. –– SP / LP SP VPS / PDC ON LIST SELECT : SET : CANCEL : CLEAR EXIT : MENU For SLV-SE450K: TIMER METHOD • When you set TIMER OPTIONS to STANDARD SHOWVIEW VARIABLE: The TIMER METHOD menu appears on the TV screen. Press M/m to select STANDARD, then press OK. SELECT : SET : OK EXIT : MENU • When you set TIMER OPTIONS to Basic Operations TIMER 2 8 . 9 THU STANDARD: DATE TIME PROG. The TIMER menu appears on the TV TODAY –– : –– –– : –– –– SP / LP SP VPS / PDC ON screen. LIST SELECT : SET : CANCEL : CLEAR EXIT : MENU 2 Set the date, start and stop times, programme position or station name*1, TIMER 2 8 . 9 THU PLAY tape speed*2, and VPS/PDC function*1: DATE TODAY TIME 19 : 00 20 : 00 PROG. 35 OK 1 Press , to highlight each item in turn. SP / LP SP VPS / PDC ON LIST 2 Press M/m to set each item. SELECT : SET : CANCEL : CLEAR To correct a setting, press < to return to EXIT : MENU that setting and reset. • To record the same programme every day or the same day every week, see “Daily/weekly recording” on page 46. • To use the VPS/PDC function, set VPS/PDC to ON. For details about the VPS/PDC function, see “Timer recording with VPS/PDC signals” on INPUT page 42. SELECT • To record from a source connected to the LINE input, press INPUT SELECT to display the connected line in the “PROG.” position. continued Recording TV programmes using the timer 45

3 MENU Press MENU to exit the menu. Press ?/1 to turn off the VCR. 4 The indicator appears in the display window and the VCR stands by for recording. To record from a source, 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. TODAY t SUN-SAT (Sunday to Saturday) t MON-SAT (Monday to Saturday) t MON-FRI (Monday to Friday) t SAT (every Saturday) ..... t MON (every Monday) t SUN (every Sunday) t 1 month later t (dates count down) t TOMORROW t TODAY To use the VCR after setting the timer To use the VCR before a recording begins, just press ?/1. The indicator turns off and the VCR switches on. Remember to press ?/1 to reset the VCR to recording standby after using the VCR. You can also do the following tasks while the VCR is recording: • Reset the counter (page 34). • Display tape information on the TV screen (page 37). • Check the timer settings (page 51). • Watch another TV programme (page 38). 46 Recording TV programmes using the timer

Tips • To set the programme position, you can also use the PROG +/– or programme number buttons. • To set the programme position with a two digit number, press –/– – (ten’s digit) button followed by the programme number buttons. • To set the line input video source, you can also use the PROG +/– buttons. • To set the tape speed, you can also use the SP/LP button*2. • When you are recording a programme in the SP mode and the remaining tape becomes shorter than the recording time, the tape speed is automatically changed to the LP mode. Note that some interference will appear on the picture at the point the tape speed is changed. If you want to keep the same tape speed, set AUTO LONG PLAY*2 to OFF in the OPTIONS- 1 menu (page 58). • Even if you set TIMER OPTIONS*1 to SHOWVIEW in the OPTIONS-2 menu, you can set the timer manually. Press MENU to select TIMER, then go to step 2. • To check, change, or cancel the programme setting, press </, to choose LIST, then press OK in step 2. For details, see step 3 in “Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings” (page 51). Notes • When setting the timer with VPS/PDC signals, enter the start and stop times exactly as Basic Operations indicated in the TV programme guide. Otherwise, the VPS/PDC function*1 won’t work. • If the VPS/PDC signal is too weak or the broadcasting station failed to transmit VPS/PDC signals, the VCR will start recording at the set time without using the VPS/PDC function*1. • The indicator flashes in the display window when you press ?/1 with no tape inserted. • The station name*1 may not appear if the VCR does not receive station name information signals. *1 SLV-SE450K only *2 not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K Recording TV programmes using the timer 47

Additional Operations Playing/searching at various speeds 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 y SLOW ×2 M FF H PLAY m M m REW Playback options Operation View the picture during fast- During fast-forward, hold down M FF/M . During rewind, forward or rewind hold down m REW/m . Play at high speed • During playback, press M FF or m REW on the remote commander. • During playback, hold down M FF/M or m REW/ m . When you release the button, normal playback resumes. 48 Playing/searching at various speeds

Playback options Operation 1 Play at twice the normal speed* During playback, press ×2. Play in slow motion During playback, press y SLOW. Play frame by frame During pause, press M FF or m REW on the remote commander. Hold down M FF or m REW to play one frame each second. Rewind and start play During stop, press H PLAY on the VCR while holding down m on the VCR. To resume normal playback Press H PLAY. Tip • Adjust the picture using the TRACKING +/– buttons if: – Streaks appear while playing in slow motion. – Bands appear at the top or bottom while pausing. – The picture shakes while pausing. To set tracking to the centre position, press both buttons (+/–) at the same time. Additional Operations Notes • The sound is muted during these operations. • In the LP mode*1, noise may appear or there may be no colour. • If the playback mode mark doesn’t appear on the TV screen, press DISPLAY. • The picture may show noise when playing at high speed in reverse.*2 *1 not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K *2 SLV-SE100K/SX100K only Playing/searching at various speeds 49

Setting the recording duration time After you have started recording in the normal way, you can have the VCR stop z REC recording automatically after a specified duration. 1 While recording, press z REC. The indicator appears in the display window. SP VIDEO OPC z REC repeatedly to set the duration time. 2 Press 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 a new duration time. To cancel the duration Press z REC repeatedly until the indicator disappears and the VCR returns to the normal recording mode. To stop recording To stop the VCR while recording, press x STOP. Note • You cannot display the current tape time in the display window when setting the recording duration time. 50 Setting the recording duration time

Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings Before you start… • Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. ?/1 CLEAR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Additional Operations MENU M/m/</, OK 1 Press ?/1 to turn on the VCR. 2 Press MENU, then press M/m to highlight LISTS and press OK. M/m to highlight TIMER LIST, then press 3 Press OK: TIMER LIST 2 8 . 9 THU VPS DATE TIME PROG. PDC TODAY 19 : 00 20 : 00 35 SP • If you want to change or cancel a setting, go 30 . 9 2 . 10 20 10 : 00 21 : 00 11 : 00 : 30 AAB CDE LP VPS LP PDC on to the next step. MON – FRI SUN 14 6 : 00 15 : 30 7 : 00 : 00 FGH IJK LP SP –– . –– – : –– – : –– –– – • If you do not need to change or cancel the RETURN settings, press MENU, then turn off the VCR SELECT : SET : OK CANCEL : CLEAR to return to recording standby. EXIT : MENU continued Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings 51

Press M/m to select the setting you want to 4 change or cancel, then press OK. TIMER 2 8 . 9 THU DATE TIME PROG. The selected setting appears in the TIMER 2 . 10 10 : 00 11 : 30 CDE menu. SP / LP LP VPS / PDC ON LIST SELECT : SET : CANCEL : CLEAR EXIT : MENU To change the setting, press </, to highlight the item you want to change, 5 • then press M/m to reset it. • To cancel the setting, press CLEAR. 6 Press MENU to exit the menu. If any 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 about 20 seconds Programme 2 will be cut off Programme 1 Programme 2 about 20 seconds will be cut off Tip • In step 6 above, you can check the TIMER LIST by selecting LIST and pressing OK. Press MENU to exit the TIMER LIST. 52 Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings

Searching using the Smart Search function If you record multiple programmes on a tape, use the Smart Search function to see what has been recorded on your tape. You can see ?/1 information such as date, time, and programme position of programmes recorded on a tape. You can also start playback directly from the selected programme using the SMART SEARCH screen. All programmes are listed on the screen, 1 2 3 regardless of how the programme was 4 5 6 recorded. The data of the last tape inserted into the 7 8 9 VCR is automatically stored in memory. If 0 you want to recall the latest data screen, select LATEST DATA in the SMART Additional Operations SEARCH screen (see page 54). Before you start… • Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. SMART SEARCH M/m/</, OK 1 After recording, press ?/1 to turn on the VCR. 2 Press SMART SEARCH. SMART SEARCH 1 8 0 MIN. Press M/m/</, to select the programme you DATE TIME PROG. 3 want to start viewing. 28 . 9 29 . 9 30 . 9 1 . 10 19 14 20 6 : 00 20 : 00 15 : 00 21 : 30 7 : 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 35 FGH AAB IJK BLANK TIME 3 0 MIN. SELECT : SET : OK EXIT : SMART SEARCH continued Searching using the Smart Search function 53

4 Press OK. The VCR starts searching, and playback starts SMART SEARCH 1 8 0 MIN. automatically from the beginning of the selected NOW SEARCHING programme. To stop searching Press x STOP. To exit the SMART SEARCH screen Press SMART SEARCH. To record in a blank space SMART SEARCH Blank space on the tape will appear as a blank row DATE TIME 1 8 0 MIN. PROG. 29 . 9 14 : 00 15 : 00 FGH in the SMART SEARCH screen. Select the last 30 . 9 1 . 10 20 : 00 21 : 00 6 : 30 7 : 00 AAB IJK blank row in step 3, then press OK. The VCR rewinds/fast-forwards the tape to the beginning of the blank space, then stops. Start recording. Note BLANK TIME 3 0 MIN. SELECT : that “BLANK TIME” and the remaining time SET : OK EXIT : SMART SEARCH indication only refers to the length of the last blank space. To recall the latest data screen after you remove the tape You can display the data of the last tape used to record a programme, even after you have removed the tape. If you reinsert the tape and record additional programmes, be sure to select LATEST DATA. Otherwise, all of the data for the tape is deleted. 1 Reinsert the last tape that you used to record a programme. 2 Press SMART SEARCH. SMART SEARCH NO DATA LATEST DATA SELECT : SET : OK EXIT : SMART SEARCH 54 Searching using the Smart Search function

M/m to highlight LATEST DATA. 3 Press If you want to reset the latest data screen, SMART SEARCH DATE TIME PROG. 28 . 9 19 : 00 20 : 00 35 highlight NO DATA and press OK, then record a 29 . 9 30 . 9 14 20 : 00 15 : 00 21 : 00 : 00 FGH AAB programme. 1 . 10 6 : 30 7 : 00 IJK NO DATA LATEST DATA SELECT : SET : OK EXIT : SMART SEARCH 4 Press OK. The latest data stored in the VCR’s memory is displayed. Tips • You can store information for up to 24 programmes on a single list. • While recording, you can display the SMART SEARCH screen using the SMART SEARCH button. If you decide to stop recording, press SMART SEARCH to make the SMART SEARCH screen disappear first. Then press x STOP. Notes • You cannot use this function unless the clock is set. • Depending on the tape, the total or remaining time may not appear correctly. • If many short programmes are recorded on a tape, multiple programmes may be included in a Additional Operations single block. In this case, only the latest programme information will appear in the SMART SEARCH screen. • Blank time is measured from the end of the last recorded programme to the end of the tape. However, if you eject the tape and then make a new recording on the same tape, the original recorded programme(s) is displayed as a blank space. • If no information is stored in the VCR’s memory, LATEST DATA does not appear in the SMART SEARCH screen. • The station name* may not appear if the VCR does not receive station name information signals. • If you start recording a programme “D” from the middle of a previously recorded programme “A” and into another previously recorded programme “B,” the Smart Search information for the second programme “B,” which is recorded over, is deleted. Originally recorded programmes A B C Recording the programme “D” over the programme “A” and “B” A D C * SLV-SE450K only Searching using the Smart Search function 55

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 turns off), distortion may occur if the recording is in poor condition. In this case, manually adjust the tracking. During playback, press TRACKING +/– to display TRACKING the tracking meter. The distortion should disappear as you press one of the two buttons (the indicator lights up). To resume automatic tracking Tracking meter adjustments, eject the tape and re-insert it. About the Optimum Picture Control (OPC) function The Optimum Picture Control (OPC) function automatically improves recording and playback OPTIONS - 1 quality by adjusting the VCR to the condition of the OPC AUTO LONG PLAY ON OFF video heads and tape. To maintain better picture TAPE LENGTH COLOUR SYSTEM E1 8 0 AUTO RETURN quality, we recommend that you set OPC to ON in the OPTIONS-1 menu (the OPC indicator lights up in the display window). For details, see page 58. SELECT : SET : OK EXIT : MENU OPC playback The OPC function automatically works on all types of tapes, including rental tapes and tapes that were not recorded with OPC. OPC recording Whenever you insert a tape and start recording for the first time, the VCR adjusts to the tape using the OPC function (the OPC indicator flashes rapidly). This adjustment is retained until the tape is ejected. To deactivate the OPC function Set OPC to OFF in the OPTIONS-1 menu. The OPC indicator in the display window turns off. 56 Adjusting the picture

Tip • To set tracking to the centre position, press the TRACKING + and – buttons at the same time. Notes • You can adjust the tracking for an NTSC-recorded tape but the tracking meter won’t be displayed. • With the Auto Long Play function* on, the OPC function will work only in SP mode. If the tape speed automatically switches from SP to LP, the OPC function turns off. If, however, the entire programme is recorded in LP mode, the OPC function will work. • There is a delay of about ten 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 OPC indicator flashes slowly) and press z REC to have the VCR analyse the tape (the OPC indicator flashes rapidly) and return to recording pause. After the OPC indicator stops flashing, press X PAUSE to start recording immediately. If you want to start recording quickly without using the OPC function, first set the VCR to recording pause (the OPC indicator flashes slowly) and press X PAUSE again to start recording * not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K Additional Operations Adjusting the picture 57

Changing menu options 1 Press OK. MENU, then select OPTIONS and press OPTIONS OPTIONS - 1 OPTIONS - 2 RETURN SELECT : SET : OK EXIT : MENU 2 Press M/m to highlight OPTIONS-1 or OPTIONS-2, then press OK. OPTIONS - 1 OPTIONS - 2 OPC ON TIMER OPTIONS VARIABLE AUTO LONG PLAY OFF POWER SAVE OFF TAPE LENGTH E1 8 0 TV DIRECT REC ON COLOUR SYSTEM AUTO RETURN RETURN SELECT : SELECT : SET : OK SET : OK EXIT : MENU EXIT : MENU 3 Press M/m to select the option, then press OK. 4 Press M/m to change the setting, then press OK. 5 Press MENU to return to the original screen. Menu choices Initial settings are indicated in bold print. OPTIONS-1 Menu option Set this option to OPC • ON to switch on the OPC (Optimum Picture Control) function and improve picture quality. • OFF to switch off OPC. AUTO LONG PLAY*1 • ON to change the timer recording tape speed automatically to the LP mode when the remaining tape length becomes shorter than the recording time. Note that for AUTO LONG PLAY to work correctly, the TAPE LENGTH setting must be accurate. • OFF to keep the set tape speed. TAPE LENGTH • E180 to use an E-180 or shorter type tape. • E195 to use an E-195 type tape. • E240 to use an E-240 type tape. • E300 to use an E-300 type tape. 58 Changing menu options

Menu option Set this option to COLOUR SYSTEM • AUTO to set the colour system automatically. • PAL to play back a tape recorded in the PAL colour system. • MESECAM to play back a tape recorded in the MESECAM colour system. If you press EJECT or turn the VCR off, COLOUR SYSTEM will be reset to AUTO. OPTIONS-2 Menu option Set this option to TIMER OPTIONS* 2 • VARIABLE to display the TIMER METHOD menu for selecting STANDARD or SHOWVIEW when pressing the TIMER button. • STANDARD to display the TIMER menu when pressing the TIMER button. • SHOWVIEW to display the SHOWVIEW menu when pressing the TIMER button. For details, see page 40 and 44. POWER SAVE • ON to turn off the indicators in the display window to conserve Additional Operations the VCR’s power. • OFF to turn on the indicators in the display window while the VCR is standing by. TV DIRECT REC*2 • ON to activate the TV Direct Rec function. • OFF to deactivate it. Note • When you set a timer recording, the indicators in the display window remain on, even though POWER SAVE is set to ON. *1 not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K *2 SLV-SE450K only Changing menu options 59

Editing with another VCR How to connect to record on this VCR Connect the line outputs of the other VCR to the LINE IN connector or jacks of this VCR. Your VCR (Recorder) TV i LINE-1 (TV) Other VCR (Player) Scart (EURO-AV) VMC-2121HG Scart cable (not supplied) : Signal flow 60 Editing with another VCR

Operation (when recording on this VCR) Before you start editing X • Turn on your TV and set it to the video channel. • Press INPUT SELECT to display the connected line in the display window. • Press SP/LP to select the tape speed, SP or LP.* 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 to set it to recording pause. 4 To start editing, press the X (pause) buttons on both VCRs at the same time. Additional Operations To stop editing Press the x STOP buttons on both VCRs. Tip • 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 editing following the procedure above, the VCR won’t start recording with the OPC function. To record a tape with the OPC function, press z REC again during recording pause in step 3 so the VCR analyses the tape. Then, press X (pause) after the OPC indicator stops flashing to start recording. If you press X (pause) before the OPC indicator stops flashing, the OPC function is cancelled. * not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K Editing with another VCR 61

Additional Information Troubleshooting If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your nearest Sony service facility. Symptom Remedy The ?/1 ON/STANDBY • Connect the mains lead to the mains securely. switch does not function. The power is turned on but • Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn the power off, unplug Power the VCR does not operate. the mains lead and leave the VCR to dry for over three hours. The VCR is plugged in but • Set POWER SAVE to OFF (see page 59). the display window remains dark. The clock has stopped and • The clock stops if the VCR is disconnected from the mains for Clock “–:– –” appears in the more than one hour. Reset the clock (and timer). display window. The playback picture does • Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are using a not appear on the TV monitor, set it to video input. screen. • If the VCR is connected to the TV with the Scart cable, make sure the VIDEO indicator is lit in the display window. Use the TV/ VIDEO button on the remote commander to light up the VIDEO indicator. The picture is not clear. • If your TV is connected to the VCR with both Scart and aerial cables, make sure the RF channel is set to OFF (see page 13). • Existing broadcasts may interfere with the VCR. Reset the RF channel output of your VCR. • Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons. • The video heads are dirty (see the last page of Troubleshooting). Clean the video heads using the Sony T-25CLD, E-25CLDR, or Playback T-25CLW 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). Do not use a commercially available liquid type cleaning cassette other than Sony’s, as it may damage the video heads. • The video heads may have to be replaced. Consult your local Sony service facility for more information. The picture has no colour. • The COLOUR SYSTEM option in the OPTIONS-1 menu is set to the wrong position. Set the option to conform to the system that the tape was recorded in. 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. 62 Troubleshooting

Symptom Remedy No TV programme appears • Make sure the TV is set to the video channel. If you are using a on the TV screen. monitor, set it to video input. • If your TV is connected to the VCR with both Scart and aerial cables, make sure the RF channel is set to OFF (see page 13). • Existing broadcasts may interfere with the VCR. Reset the RF channel output of your VCR. • Select the correct source with the INPUT SELECT button. Select a programme position when recording TV programmes; select a line input when recording from other equipment. Recording TV reception is poor. • Make sure the aerial cable is connected securely. • Adjust the TV aerial. • Make sure the TV system is correctly set for your TV. • Make sure SYSTEM (B/G or D/K) in the TUNER menu is set to the same system in your local area. The tape starts playing as • The safety tab has been removed. To record on this tape, cover the soon as it is inserted. tab hole (see page 38). The tape is ejected when • The safety tab has been removed. To record on this tape, cover the you press z REC. tab hole (see page 38). 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. Additional Information • Make sure a tape has been inserted. • Check that the safety tab has not been removed. • 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 Timer recording more than one hour. Reset the clock and timer. • Turn the power off and unplug the mains lead. The SHOWVIEW menu or • Check that TIMER OPTIONS in the OPTIONS-2 menu is set the TIMER menu does not correctly (see page 59). appear. The VPS/PDC function • Check that the clock and the date are set correctly. does not operate properly. • Check that the VPS/PDC time you set is the correct one (there might be a mistake in the TV programme guide). If the broadcast you wanted to record did not send the good VPS/PDC information, the VCR will not start recording. • If the reception is poor, the VPS/PDC signal might be altered and the VCR might not start recording. continued Troubleshooting 63

Symptom Remedy A tape cannot be inserted. • Check that a tape isn’t already in the tape compartment. The remote commander • Make sure you are pointing the remote commander at the remote does not function. sensor on the VCR. • Replace all the batteries in the remote commander with new ones if they are weak. • Make sure the [TV] / [VIDEO] remote control switch is set correctly. The SMARTLINK function • Check that your TV complies with SMARTLINK, MEGALOGIC, does not work. EASYLINK, Q-Link, EURO VIEW LINK, or T-V LINK. • Make sure you use the Scart cable to connect the VCR and your TV. Others • Make sure the Scart cable is connected securely. The tracking meter does not • The recording condition of the tape is very poor and tracking appear on the TV screen. cannot be adjusted. • The tracking meter does not appear when playing back an NTSC- recorded tape. You cannot control other • Set your TV’s code number. The code number may change when TVs. you replace the batteries of the remote commander. The display window • The display window automatically becomes dim when the VCR is becomes dim. in standby or timer recording mode. The VCR needs to be • Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a dry, soft cloth, or a cleaned. soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent, such as alcohol or benzine. Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads • Normal picture • Rough picture • Unclear picture • No picture (or black & white screen appears) initial terminal contamination 64 Troubleshooting

Specifications System General Channel coverage Power requirements PAL (B/G, D/K) 220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz VHF E2–E12, R1–R12 Power consumption UHF E21–E69, R21–R69 18 W CATV S1–S41, S01–S05 Operating temperature RF output signal 5°C to 40°C UHF channels 21–69 Storage temperature Aerial out –20°C to 60°C 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket Dimensions Tape speed Approx. 355 × 96 × 285 mm (w/h/d) SP: PAL/MESECAM 23.39 mm/s including projecting parts and controls NTSC 33.35 mm/s Mass LP*: PAL/MESECAM 11.70 mm/s Approx. 3.6 kg (playback only) NTSC 16.67 mm/s (playback only) Supplied accessories EP*: NTSC 11.12 mm/s (playback only) Remote commander (1) Maximum recording/playback time R6 (size AA) batteries (2) 10 hrs. in LP mode (with E300 tape) Aerial cable (1) Fast-forward and rewind time Approx. 3 min. (with E180 tape) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Additional Information Inputs and outputs iLINE-1 (TV) * not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K 21-pin Video input: pin 20 Audio input: pins 2 and 6 Video output: pin 19 Audio output: pins 1 and 3 Specifications 65

Index to parts and controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details. Front panel A ?/1 ON/STANDBY switch (11) H z REC (record) button (37) (50) (61) B A EJECT button (34) I x STOP button (34) (61) C Tape compartment J X (pause) button (34) (61) D Remote sensor (5) K PROGRAM/TRACKING +/– buttons (14) (49) (56) Em (rewind) button (34) (48) L AUTO SET UP/ F H PLAY button (34) (49) RF (Radio Frequency) CHANNEL GM (fast-forward) button (34) (48) button (11) (14) 66 Index to parts and controls

Display window SP VIDEO VPS SMARTLINK LP PDC OPC TV EP A Timer indicator (42) (46) F SMARTLINK indicator*2 (10) B Tape speed indicators*1 (37) G TV indicator*2 (39) C VIDEO indicator (9) (38) H Tracking indicator (56) D VPS (Video Programme System)/PDC I Time counter/clock/line/programme (Programme Delivery Control) position indicator (34) (37) (61) Additional Information indicator*2 (42) J Remaining time indicator (37) E OPC (Optimum Picture Control) indicator (56) K Tape/recording indicator (37) *1 LP and EP are not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K *2 SLV-SE450K only continued Index to parts and controls 67

Rear panel A Mains lead (8) (9) D i LINE-1 (TV) i LIGNE-1 (TV) connector (9) B AERIAL IN ANTENNE ENTREE connector (8) (9) E NTSC PB (Play Back) switch (34) C AERIAL OUT ANTENNE SORTIE connector (8) (9) 68 Index to parts and controls

Remote commander A Z EJECT button (34) B COUNTER/REMAIN button (37) C CLEAR button (34) (41) (52) D SP (Standard Play)/LP (Long Play) button* (37) E Programme number buttons (6) (38) F –/– – (ten’s digit) button (6) (38) G 2 (volume) +/– buttons (for TV) (6) 1 2 3 H z REC (record) button (37) (50) 4 5 6 I TIMER button (41) (45) 7 8 9 J MENU button (16) (51) 0 K X PAUSE/M button (16) (34) x STOP/m button (16) (34) m REW(rewind)/< button (34) (48) M FF (fast-forward)/, button (34) (48) Additional Information H PLAY/OK button (16) (34) * not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K continued Index to parts and controls 69

L [TV] / [VIDEO] remote control switch (5) M ?/1 (on/standby) switch (6) (42) N INPUT SELECT button (38) (45) (61) O t TV/VIDEO button (6) (9) (38) P DISPLAY button (37) Q PROG (programme) +/– buttons (6) (24) (37) R WIDE button (for TV) (6) 1 2 3 S y SLOW button (49) 4 5 6 T ×2 button* (49) 7 8 9 U SMART SEARCH button (53) 0 * not available on SLV-SE100K/SX100K 70 Index to parts and controls

Additional Information Index to parts and controls 71

Index A P T Adjusting PDC (Programme Delivery Timer setting 44 picture 26, 56 Control) 42 cancelling 51 tracking 56 Picture adjustment. See changing 51 Aerial hookup 8 Adjusting checking 51 AFT (Auto Fine Tuning) 26 Playback 33 daily/weekly recording 42, Auto Clock Set 19 at various speeds 48 46 Auto Long Play 58 frame-by-frame 49 using the Show View Auto Set Up 14 slow motion 49 system 40 Power save 59 Tracking adjustment. See C Presetting channels 23 Adjusting Changing the programme position 27 R V Changing the station name 31 Recording 36 VPS (Video Programme Cleaning the video heads 62 saving 38 System) 42 Clock setting 16 timer setting 44 Colour system using the Show View compatible colour systems system 40 2 what you are watching on setting 34 the TV 39 Connecting while watching another the VCR and your TV 8, 9 programme 38 to a TV with a Scart RF channel 11, 13 (EURO-AV) connector 9 Counter 34 S Safety tab 38 D Scart connection 9 Disabling the programme Searching positions 29 at various speeds 48 Dubbing. see Editing using the Smart Search function 53 E Show View Editing 60 recording 40 EP mode 35 Smart Search 53 SMARTLINK L Automatic Power Off 10 One Touch Menu 10 Language selecting 21 One Touch Play 10, 35 LP mode 37 One Touch Timer 10 Preset Download 10 O TV Direct Rec 10, 39 OPC (Optimum Picture SP mode 37 Control) 56 Optional setting 58 Sony Corporation