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FEnter the channel position.
GSet the tape speed.
Press SP/LP (p).
HSet the VPS/PDC mode.
Press VPS/PDC to select “ON” or “OFF”.
If “VPS/PDC ON” is displayed on the TV screen, VPS/PDC is
set to ON.
If “VPS/PDC OFF” is displayed on the TV screen, VPS/PDC is
set to OFF.
“VPS/PDC Recording” in the right column.
IReturn to the normal screen.
After confirming all information is correct, press PROG or
OK. “PROGRAM COMPLETED” appears on the TV
screen for about 5 seconds, then the normal screen
Repeat steps 19 for each additional programme.
JEngage the recorder’s timer mode.
Press # (TIMER). The recorder turns off automatically and
#” appears on the front display panel.
To disengage the timer mode, press # (TIMER) again.
To Timer-Record Weekly Or Daily Serials . . .
. . . anytime during steps 2 through 8, press WEEKLY (number
key9”) for weekly serials or DAILY (number key8”) for daily
serials (Monday – Friday). Either “WEEKLY” or “DAILY” appears
on the TV screen. Pressing the button again makes the
corresponding indication disappear.
You can programme this recorder to timer-record as many as 8
programmes. If you try to programme the recorder to record a
ninth, “PROGRAM FULL” appears on the TV screen. To record
the extra programme, you must first cancel any unnecessary
programmes (pg.26).
If there is a conflict in the timer schedule and one programme
overlaps with another, the programme starting earlier or
programme with the lower programme number will be
Press PR+/–.
Satellite Receiver Users
To timer-record a satellite broadcast using Express Timer
ASet “L-2 SELECT” to “A/V” (pg.31).
BPerform steps 110. Enter “L-2” for the channel position
in step 6.
CSet the satellite receiver to the appropriate channel before
the selected programme begins.
DLeave the satellite receiver’s power on.

VPS/PDC Recording

Now available from some TV stations, PDC (Programme
Delivery Control) and VPS (Video Programme System) are
service designed to assure safe, accurate timer recording.
With this system, special code signals are transmitted
together with the audio/video signals. These code signals
control your video recorder and have precedence over the
advertised times you may have preset into the timer. This
means that your recorder will start and stop recording when
the preset TV programmes actually start and end — even if
the broadcast time of a preset TV programme is changed.
When you use Express Timer Programming, set the start
time (VPS or PDC time) exactly as advertised in the TV
listing. A different time than advertised will result in no
VPS/PDC recording is also possible when a satellite
receiver or a cable system is connected to L-2 IN/
DECODER connector on your recorder.
VPS/PDC recording is also possible via the L-1 IN/OUT
How to check if the station being received transmits a
VPS/PDC signal
APress ––:– – until the channel position appears on the
front display panel.
BHold down START+ for about 5 seconds.
“VPS/PDC” appears blinking on the TV screen.
If a VPS/PDC signal is detected from the station, “VPS/
PDC” will stop blinking.
If no VPS/PDC signal is detected from the station, “VPS/
PDC” will blink at a slower rate.
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