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* The default setting is bold in the table below.
Your recorder can record in S-VHS (Super VHS), S-VHS ET or VHS.
To record in S-VHS:
Set “S-VHS” to “ON”. Then, insert a cassette marked “S-VHS”. The S-VHS
indicator lights up on the front display panel.
The S-VHS recording mode is selected.
To record in S-VHS ET on a VHS cassette:
See “Super VHS ET (S-VHS ET)” on page20.
To record in VHS:
Insert a cassette marked “VHS”.
Press S-VHS ET on the recorder. You can check the current setting (“S-VHS ET :
ON” or “S-VHS ET : OFF”) if “O.S.D.” is set to “ON” (pg.37). If “S-VHS ET :
ON” appears on the TV screen, press S-VHS ET again in about 5 seconds to set
it to “OFF”.
The VHS recording mode is automatically selected regardless of the “S-VHS”
mode setting.
To record in VHS on an S-VHS cassette:
Insert a cassette marked “S-VHS”. The S-VHS indicator lights up on the front
display panel. Then, set “S-VHS” to “OFF”. The S-VHS indicator goes off.
The VHS recording mode is selected.
When playing back a tape that has been recorded in S-VHS or S-VHS ET, the S-VHS
indicator lights up on the front display panel regardless of the “S-VHS” mode setting.
You can play back PAL, NTSC and MESECAM tapes, or record PAL and
SECAM* signals on this recorder. Select the appropriate colour system.
* SECAM signals will be recorded as MESECAM on this recorder; MESECAM is the
designation for tapes with SECAM signals that have been recorded on a
MESECAM-compatible PAL video cassette recorder.
PAL/NTSC : To record PAL signals, or play back a PAL or NTSC tape.
MESECAM: To record SECAM signals, or play back a MESECAM tape.
It is not possible to record in S-VHS if “MESECAM” is selected. The recording mode is
forced to change to VHS.
About NTSC Playback
Some TVs shrink the picture vertically and place black bars at the top and bottom of
the TV screen. This is not a malfunction on the part of either the video recorder or the
The picture may roll up and down. This can be corrected using the V-HOLD control
found on some TVs. (This cannot be corrected if the TV does not have a V-HOLD
The counter and tape remaining time readings will be incorrect.
During search, still, or frame-by-frame playback, the picture will be distorted, and
there may be a loss of colour.
Depending on the type of TV, the top and bottom portions of superimposed displays
may be cut off during NTSC playback.
When this function is set to “3H”, the recorder is turned off automatically if no
operation is done within 3 hours. “AUTO POWER OFF IN 3 MIN” appears on
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