9 - SearchSPECIAL SEARCH OPTIONS
1 INSERT TAPE
Insert a videotape in Deck 1 or Deck 2.
• If the tape has a record safety tab, you
will see the menu at left.
• If the tape is missing the record safety
tab, please see MOVIE ADVANCE on
2 OPEN “SEARCH MENU”
While the tape is stopped or playing, press
3 SELECT SPECIAL SEARCH
Press 2, 3, 4 or 5 to select one of the following:
2 - Blank Search
Searches for the next available blank
(unrecorded) segment on your tape. This
makes it easy to find available space when
recording TV shows or editing tapes.
• If the VCR finds blank tape, it will stop.
• If the VCR does not find blank tape, it
will eject the tape.
3 - Direct Time Search
Locates a specific tape counter position in
hours, minutes, and seconds. This is useful
for editing purposes; e.g., you can advance
the tape directly to the beginning of the
• Press 1 for positive or 2 for negative
• Use the 0-9 keys to enter the desired
time in hours, minutes, and seconds.
• Press CLEAR if you need to back up and
re-enter a number.
• Press SEARCH/INDEX to advance the
tape to the specified time.
4 - Return to 0:00:00
Advances your videotape to tape counter
position 0:00:00. This is useful when editing
from a baseline counter value of 0:00:00.
• When selected, the VCR will automati-
cally rewind or fast-forward the tape to
counter position 0:00:00.
5 - Manual CA Playback
See sidebar at left.
Direct Time Search
Return to 0:00:00
Manual CA Playback
1 Index Search/Scan
2 Blank Search
3 Direct Time Search
4 Return to 0:00:00
5 Manual CA Playback
/ = Move = Sel MENU = Quit
DECK ONE TIME SEARCH
Enter Counter Value
Enter  = Pos Or  = Neg
Press CLEAR To Correct
MENU TO Quit
Search To: - - : - - : - -
Follow these steps to find the nearest
blank segment of tape, find a specific tape
counter position, or return to 0:00:00.
MANUAL CA PLAYBACK
If you set “CA Playback” to “Manual”
(see page 25), you can still fast-
forward through marked commercials
with Manual CA Playback. While you
are watching a tape with marked
commercials, press SEARCH/INDEX
and then press 5: The VCR will search
forward to the end of the next
marked commercial group, then
• This feature works in Deck 1 only
• Tapes must be recorded in SP or