INSTRUCTION MANUAL

DC-TS3900

DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre

PAL

Only cassettes marked
PAL

can be used with this DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

Please read this manual carefully before connecting your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre and operating it for the first time. Keep the manual in a safe place for future reference.

Safety Precautions
WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN

Beware of moisture condensation
Moisture in the air will condense on the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre when you move it from a cold place to a warm place, or under extremely humid conditions — just as water droplets form on the surface of a glass filled with cold liquid. Moisture condensation on the head drum will cause damage to the tape. In conditions where condensation may occur, keep the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre’s power turned on for a few hours to let the moisture dry. The system is not completely disconnected from the mains unless it is unplugged from the AC outlet. This set complies with the EMC Directive 89/336 and with the LVD Directive 73/23. POWER: This unit operates on a mains supply of 230V~, 50Hz.

WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation mark within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT KLASSE 1 LASER PRODUKT LUOKAN 1 LASER LAITE KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT CLASSE 1 PRODUIT LASER

This appliance is supplied with BS 1363 approved 13 Amp fused mains plug. When replacing the fuse always use a 5 Amp BS 1362 approved type. Never use this plug with the fuse cover omitted. To obtain a replacement fuse cover contact your supplying dealer. If the mains sockets in your home differ, or are not suitable for the type of plug supplied, then the plug should be removed and a suitable type fitted. If the mains plug becomes severed from the mains lead it must be destroyed. A mains plug with bared wires is hazardous if engaged in a mains output line socket. If a 13 Amp BS 1363 plug is not suitable or any other type of plug used, then this appliance must be protected by a 5 Amp fuse. Should you need to change the plug
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following codes BLUE ~ Neutral BROWN ~ Live As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows : The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLUE or BLACK. The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured BROWN or RED. DO NOT connect either wire to the EARTH terminal.

CAUTION: This DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre employs a Laser System. To ensure proper use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and retain it for future reference. Should the unit require maintenance, contact an authorized service location-see service procedure. Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent direct exposure to laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure. Visible laser radiation when open. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM. CAUTION: The apparatus shall not be exposed to water, dripping or splashing, and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus. CAUTION: Do not put your hand or other objects in the cassette compartment because of the risk of injury or an accident. Keep small children away from the unit.

otes on copyrights:
It is forbidden by law to copy, broadcast, show, broadcast via cable, play in public, or rent copyright material without permission. This product features the copy protection function developed by Macrovision. Copy protection signals are recorded on some discs. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. SERIAL NUMBER: The serial number is found on the back of this unit. This number is unique to this unit and not available to others. You should record requested information here and retain this guide as a permanent record of your purchase. DC-TS3900 Model No. ___________________________________ Serial No. ___________________________________

Used batteries: The batteries in the remote control of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre do not contain mercury. However, SANYO recommends that you do not dispose of used batteries with domestic refuse. Please, contact your dealer or your local authorities for information regarding the disposal of used batteries or take them to your nearest collection point.

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Before Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Notes on Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Disc Symbols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Front Panel Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Display Window Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Remote Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rear Panel Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback . 30 Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Repeat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Repeat A-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Time Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 3D Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Marker Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Special DVD Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Checking the contents of DVD Video discs: Menus . 31 Title Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Disc Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Camera Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Changing the Audio Language . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Changing the Audio Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Subtitles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Playing an Audio CD or MP3 Disc . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Notes on MP3 Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Audio CD or MP3 Disc Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Moving to another Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Repeat Track/ All/ Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Repeat A-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 3D Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Changing the Audio Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 JPEG Disc Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Notes on JPEG Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Programmed Playback with Audio CDs and MP3 Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Repeat Programmed Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Erasing a Track from the Program List . . . . . 35 Erasing the Complete Program List . . . . . . . 35 Speaker Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Special Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Copying from DVD to VCR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Recording from Another Video Recorder . . . . . . 37 Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Presetting Radio Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Listening to the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 To Clear the Stored Radio Stations . . . . . . . . . . 38 Tuning into a Station Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Tuning into a Station Automatically . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 RDS Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

System Setup

Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 TV & Satellite Receiver Connections . . . . . . . . . 10 Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections . . . . . 11 Radio Aerial Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Speaker System Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Speaker Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Glossary for Audio Stream & Surround Mode . . . 13 VCR Operation Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-18 Video Channel Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre for the very first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 How to use the Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tuning in TV Stations Automatically . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tuning in TV Stations Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Changing the order of TV Stations . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Deleting TV Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Setting the Clock Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 To set the Colour System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 DVD Operation Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-22 General Explanation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 On-Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Initial Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22 General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 5.1 Speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Parental Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Operation
VCR Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-28 Normal Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Tracking Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Special Effects Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback . 23 Slow Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 CM Skip (Commercial Skip) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 DPC (Digital Picture Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Normal Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Pausing the recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 To record one TV programme while watching another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Timer Recording using On Screen Display . . . . . 25 If Timer record events Overlap.. . . . . . . . . . . 26 Intelligent LP Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Change (Deleting) the Timer Programme . . . 26 The Programme Delivery Control (PDC). . . . 26 On Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Tape Counter Memory Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Widescreen Compatibility 16:9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 DVD Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-36 Playing a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Screen Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 General Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Changing Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Changing Chapters/Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Slow Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Reference
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Video Head Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Country Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45

About the symbols for instructions
Indicates hazards likely to cause harm to the unit itself or other material damage. Indicates special operating features of this unit. Indicates tips and hints for making the task easier.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished works. Copyright 19921997 Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.

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Before Use
Playable Discs
DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) In addition, this unit can play the following: DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Kodak PICTURE CD, and CD-R or CDRW discs that contain audio titles, MP3, or JPEG files. otes Depending on the condition of the recording equipment or the CD-R/RW (or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) disc itself, some CD-R/RW (or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) discs may not be played on the unit. Do not attach any seal or label to either side (the labeled side or the recorded side) of a disc. Do not use irregularly shaped CDs (e.g., heart-shaped or octagonal). Doing so may result in malfunctions. otes on DVDs Some playback operations for DVDs may be intentionally set by software manufacturers. As this unit plays DVDs according to disc content designed by the software manufacturer, some playback features of the unit may not be available or other functions may be added. Make sure to also refer to the instructions supplied with the DVDs. Some DVDs made for business purposes may not be able to be played on the unit. Regional code of the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre System and DVDs This unit is designed and manufactured for playback of Region “2” encoded DVD software. The region code on the labels of some DVDs indicates which type of DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre ALL 2 System can play those discs. This unit can only play DVDs labeled “2” or “ALL”. If you try to play any other discs, the message “Check Regional Code” will appear on the TV screen. Some DVDs that have no region code label may still be subject to area restrictions and therefore not playable.
IMPORTANT NOTE: SPENT OR DISCHARGED BATTERIES MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF IN A SAFE MANNER IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. FOR DETAILED INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY.

Disc-related terms
Title (DVD only) The main film content or accompanying feature content or additional feature content, or music album. Each title is assigned a title reference number enabling you to locate it easily. Chapter (DVD only) Sections of a picture or a musical piece that are smaller than titles. A title is composed of one or several chapters. Each chapter is assigned a chapter number, enabling you to locate the chapter you want. Depending on the disc, no chapters may be recorded. Track (Video CD and audio CD only) Sections of a picture or a musical piece on a video CD or an audio CD. Each track is assigned a track number, enabling you to locate the track you want. Scene On a video CD with PBC (Playback control) functions, moving pictures and still pictures are divided into sections called “Scenes”. Each scene is displayed in the menu screen and assigned a scene number, enabling you to locate the scene you want. A scene is composed of one or several tracks.

Types of video CDs
There are two types of video CDs: Video CDs equipped with PBC (Version 2.0) PBC (Playback control) functions allow you to interact with the system via menus, search functions, or other typical computer-like operations. Moreover, still pictures of high resolution can be played if they are included in the disc. Video CDs not equipped with PBC (Version 1.1) Operated in the same way as audio CDs, these discs allow playback of video pictures as well as sound, but they are not equipped with PBC.

Remote Control Battery Installation
Detach the battery cover on the rear of the remote control, and insert two R03/AAA batteries with and aligned correctly.
AAA AAA

Remove the batteries when they are not to be used for a long period time. Caution Do not mix old and new batteries. Never mix different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, etc.) and different brand of batteries.

Remote Control Operating Range
Point the remote control at the remote sensor and press the buttons. Distance: About 7 m (23 ft) from the front of the remote sensor Angle: About 30° in each direction of the front of the remote sensor

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Precautions
Handling the unit
Shipping the unit The original shipping carton and packing materials come in handy. For maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally packaged at the factory. Setting up the unit The picture and sound of a nearby TV, VCR, or radio may be distorted during playback. In this case, position the unit away from the TV, VCR, or radio, or turn off the unit after removing the disc. Keeping unit surfaces clean Do not use volatile liquids, such as insecticide spray, near the unit. Do not leave rubber or plastic products in contact with the unit for a long period of time. They will leave marks on the surface.

Cleaning discs
Fingerprints and dust on the disc can cause poor picture quality and sound distortion. Before playing, clean the disc with a clean cloth. Wipe the disc from the center outward.

Yes

No

Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners, or anti-static spray intended for older vinyl records.

Disc Symbols
About the symbol display

Cleaning the unit
Cleaning the cabinet Use a soft, dry cloth. If the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner, as these might damage the surface of the unit. To obtain a clear picture The DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre is a high-tech, precision device. If the optical pick-up lens and disc drive parts are dirty or worn, the picture quality will be poor. Regular inspection and maintenance are recommended after every 1,000 hours of use. (This depends on the operating environment.) For details, please contact your nearest dealer.

may appear on the TV screen during operation. This icon means the function explained in this owner’s manual is not available on that specific disc.

About the disc symbols on manual pages
A section whose title has one of the following symbols are applicable only to those discs represented by the symbol. DVD DVD VCD2.0 Video CDs with the PBC (playback control) function VCD1.1 Video CDs without the PBC (playback control) function CD Audio CD MP3 MP3 disc JPEG JPEG disc

Notes on Discs
Disc handling
Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges so that fingerprints will not get on the surface. Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.

Selecting Viewing Sources
You must select one of your output sources (DVD or VCR) to view on the TV screen.
• If you want to view DVD deck output source: Press CD/DVD on the remote or VCR/DVD on the front panel until DVD indicator in the display window lights and output source of DVD deck is viewed on the TV screen. • If you want to view VCR deck output source: Press VCR on the remote or VCR/DVD on the front panel until VCR indicator in the display window lights and output source of VCR deck is viewed on the TV screen.

Storing discs
After playing, store the disc in its case. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or sources of heat, or leave it in a parked car exposed to direct sunlight, as there may be a considerable heat build-up inside the car.

ote
• If you insert a cassette tape without prevention tab

while this system is in the DVD mode, the DVD & HiFi VCR Home Theatre will switch to VCR mode automatically.

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Front Panel Control Buttons
STANDBY/ON Disc Tray (DVD deck) 43 CHANNEL (4/3) Tunes in the desired station (Radio Mode). Scans up or down through memorized channels (VCR mode). RT Forward SKIP/SCAN (R/T) PLAY (B) Reverse SKIP/SCAN SQ (S/Q) Z EJECT(Z)

Z OPEN/CLOSE (Z) Cassette Compartment (VCR deck)

Display Window Remote Sensor Point the remote control here. MONO/STEREO/COPY Selects stereo or mono mode for FM tuning. Press to copy a DVD in the DVD deck to a VHS tape in the VCR deck. FM/AM Switches between AM and FM bands.

DVD/VCR Indicator

VCR/DVD (output select) Selects the DVD or VCR output sources to view on the TV screen. z REC/ITR (z) Records normally or activates Instant Timer Recording. Press to copy a DVD in the DVD deck to a VHS tape in the VCR deck. AV3 (VIDEO/AUDIO IN x STOP (x) (Left/Right)) Connect the audio/video output XC PAUSE/STEP(X/C) of an external source (Audio system, TV/Monitor, another VOLUME Control VCR). Turn the knob clockwise to increase sound level, counterclockwise to decrease sound level.

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Display Window Indicators
Indicates current audio stream. A disc is loaded in the DVD deck. (Lights when a disc is loaded in the DVD deck.) DVD/CD/VCR receiver is in VCR timer recording mode or a VCR timer recording is programmed. DVD to VCR copy is in progress. DVD/CD/VCR receiver is recording a tape. Indicates the unit is playing back a tape recorded in Hi-Fi. MUTE indicator A cassette is loaded in the VCR deck.

Indicates the unit is in radio mode. Indicates current surround mode. Lights up when the FM station tuned is transmitting RDS data. Programmed playback active

DIGITAL PCM PHOTO ST

PROLOGIC RADIO DVD RDS VCD MP3 TV RPT ALL A B

II PROG TITLE

CHPTRK

COPY

REC

Hi-Fi

MUTE

Indicates current chapter or track number. Indicates current title number or channel number. Indicates the unit is in TV mode. MP3 disc inserted. Repeat playback mode indicators. VCD disc inserted. DVD disc inserted. Lights up when a stereo broadcast is being received in radio mode. JPEG disc inserted

Total playing time/Elapsed time/ Frequency/remaining time/ Current deck status/Surround mode/Volume etc. indicators.

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Remote Control Buttons
FM/AM Tuner
Selects FM or AM band.

POWER
Switches DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre System ON and OFF.

EJECT/OPEN/CLOSE
Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. Opens and closes the disc tray.

MUTE
Turns the sound on and off temporarily.

CD/DVD/VCR select
Selects the output source (CD/DVD or VCR) to view on the TV screen.

SOUND MODE
Selects sound mode.

RDS
Checks the RDS service programme (PS).

CLEAR
Clears a track number from the program menu or a mark on the MARKER SEARCH menu. Clears preset stations from the tuner memory.

0-9 Number buttons
Selects numbered options in a menu.

ANGLE
Selects a DVD camera angles if available.

AUDIO
Selects an audio language (DVD) or an audio channel (CD).

PROGRAM
Shows or hides Program menu.

SUBTITLE
Selects a subtitle language.

ZOOM, CLK/CNT
Enlarges DVD video image. Switches between the clock, tape counter and tape remaining modes on the display.

TITLE
Displays the disc’s Title menu, if available.

MARKER
Marks any point during playback.

INPUT
Selects the VCR deck’s source (Tuner, AV1, AV2 or AV3).

SEARCH
Displays MARKER SEARCH menu.

VOLUME (+/-)
Adjusts speaker sound.

DISPLAY
Accesses On-Screen display. Select menu options. PR/TRK/PRESET(v/V) Selects VCR or Tuner channels. Manually adjusts the tape’s picture onscreen. TUNER(b/B) Tunes in the desired station.

SETUP/ i
Shows or hides DVD Setup menu and VCR menu.
OK

MEMORY/ENTER
- Acknowledges menu selection. - Displays functions on the TV screen. - Stores a radio station’s frequency in the tuner’s memory.

RETURN
Hides the Setup menu.

DISC MENU
Shows DVD disc menu.

CM SKIP
Fast forwards picture search through 30 seconds of recording.

XC PAUSE/STEP (X/C)
Pauses playback or recording. Presses repeatedly for frame-by-frame playback.

x STOP (x)
Stops playback.

N PLAY (N)
Starts playback.

z REC/ITR (z)
Records normally or activates Instant Timer Recording.

. BACKWARD (.)
DISC: Searches backward*/goes to beginning of current chapter or track or go to previous chapter or track. VCR: Rewinds the tape from STOP mode or for fast reverse picture search.

REPEAT A-B/REPEAT/SPEED
Repeats chapter, track, title, all. Repeats sequence. Selects recording speed.

> FORWARD (>)
DISC: Searches forward*/goes to next chapter or track. VCR: Advances the tape from STOP mode or for fast forward picture search. * Press and hold button for about two seconds.

TV/VCR
Switch to view channels selected by the VCR tuner or by the TV tuner. ote This remote control uses the same buttons for VCR and DVD functions (ex. PLAY). To use the VCR, first press the VCR button. To use the DVD, first press the CD/DVD button.

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Rear Panel Connections

EURO AV2 AUDIO/VIDEO (VCR IN+OUT/DVD OUT) Connect to another video recorder. AC Power Cord Plug into the power source.

SPEAKERS Connect the six supplied speakers to these terminals.

FRONT (R 4 )

REAR CENTER (4 ) (R 4 )

REAR (L 4 )

FRONT (L 4 )

SUB WOOFER (8 )

VCR IN+OUT/DVD OUT
S-VIDEO OUT (DVD ONLY)

AM GND

EURO AV2 AUDIO/ VIDEO

FM

SPEAKERS
AERIAL RF . OUT

EURO AV1 AUDIO/ VIDEO

ANTENNA
DVD/VCR OUT

EURO AV1 AUDIO/VIDEO (VCR IN+OUT/DVD OUT) Connect to your TV set or another video recorder. RF. OUT Connect to a TV with RF cable. AERIAL Connect the aerial using this jack. FM AERIAL CONNECTOR Connect the FM aerial to this terminal. AM AERIAL CONNECTORS Connect the AM aerial to this terminal.

Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel. Electrostatic discharge may cause permanent damage to the unit. Do not forget that even in the power off state there is an electrical voltage inside the VCR as long as it is connected to a wall socket. Disconnect the mains lead from the wall socket if the VCR is not to be used for a long time. Do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a book case or built in cabinet.

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S-VIDEO OUT (DVD OUT) Connect to a S-Video Input on TV. FOR DVD VIEWING ONLY.

Connections TV & Satellite Receiver Connections

D A
FRONT (R 4 ) REAR CENTER (4 ) (R 4 ) REAR (L 4 ) FRONT (L 4 )
SUB WOOFER (8 )

VCR IN + OUT/ DVD OUT
S-VIDEO OUT

AM GND

EURO AV2 AUDIO/ VIDEO

FM

SPEAKERS
AERIAL RF . OUT

EURO AV1 AUDIO/ VIDEO

ANTENNA
DVD/VCR OUT

S
S-VIDEO INPUT

R E
SCART INPUT

Rear of TV
AERIAL

Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. ips Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish to connect, there are various ways you could connect the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. Use one of the connections described below. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary to make the best connections. Caution – Make sure the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre is connected directly to the TV. Select the correct AV input on your TV. – Do not connect your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to TV via your VCR. The DVD image could be distorted by the copy protection system.

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Basic connection (RF)

1

Connect the aerial cable (A) from your indoor/ outdoor aerial to AERIAL jack on the rear panel of DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

supplied RF from the 2 Connect theTheatre torear cable (R)DVDAerial Input. RF. OUT jack on the panel of & Hi-Fi VCR Home your television’s

S-Video connection
Connect the S-VIDEO OUT jack on the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to the S-VIDEO IN jack on the TV using the S-Video cable (S). otes The signal of S-VIDEO OUT jack will output only when the function mode is selected to CD/DVD. When you connect the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to your TV, be sure to turn off the power and unplug both units from the wall outlet before making any connections.

Basic connection (AV)

1

Connect the EURO AV1 AUDIO/VIDEO on the rear panel of the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to the scart input socket on the TV using a SCART lead (E).

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Connections (Continued) Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections
SYSTEM SETUP
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Connect the AV3 jacks on the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to the audio/video out jacks on your accessory component, using the optional audio/video cables.

Radio Aerial Connections
Connect the supplied FM/AM aerial for listening to the radio. Connect the AM loop aerial to the AM aerial connector. Connect the FM wire aerial to the FM aerial connector.

FM Wire aerial (supplied)

AM Loop aerial (supplied)

FRONT (R 4 )

REAR CENTER (4 ) (R 4 )

REAR (L 4 )

SUB FRONT WOOFER (L 4 ) (8 )

VCR IN+OUT/DVD OUT
S-VIDEO OUT

AM GND

EURO AV2 AUDIO/ VIDEO

FM

SPEAKERS
AERIAL RF . OUT

EURO AV1 AUDIO/ VIDEO

ANTENNA
DVD/VCR OUT

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To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop aerial away from the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre and other components. Be sure to fully extend the FM wire aerial.

Connections (Continued) Speaker System Connections
Connect the speakers using the supplied speaker leads. To obtain the best possible surround sound, adjust the speaker parameters, e.g., distance, level, etc.
Front Speaker (Right) Front Speaker (Left)

Center Speaker

Subwoofer

FRONT (R 4 )

REAR CENTER (4 ) (R 4 )

REAR (L 4 )

FRONT (L 4 )

SUB WOOFER (8 )

VCR IN+OUT/DVD OUT
S-VIDEO OUT (DVD ONLY)
EURO AV2 AUDIO/ VIDEO

AM GND

EURO AV1 AUDIO/ VIDEO

FM

SPEAKERS
AERIAL RF . OUT

ANTENNA

DVD/VCR OUT

Rear Speaker (Right Surround)

Rear Speaker (Left Surround)

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Be sure to match the speaker cable to the appropriate terminal on the connectors: + to + and – to –. If the cables are reversed, the sound will be distorted and will lack bass. When making the sound louder, adjust the sound level carefully to avoid excessive volume output to the speakers. Only 2-channel stereo (Front Left, Front Right & Subwoofer) is available in VCR mode, thus sound might not be heard from center or rear speakers during VCR playback. (For further details about sound mode, please refer to next page.) Do not remove the front covers of the supplied speakers.

Speaker Positioning
For a normal setup, use 6 speakers (2 front speakers, center speaker, 2 rear speakers, and subwoofer). If you want to hear excellent bass sound or Dolby Digital surround, you should connect a subwoofer.
• Front speakers From your listening position, place the speakers an equal distance away and with an interval of 45 degrees between speakers. • Center speaker It is ideal if the center speaker and front speakers are at the same height. You would normally place the center speaker above or below the television as shown. • Rear speakers Place left and right behind the listening area. These speakers recreate sound motion and atmosphere required for surround sound playback. For best results, do not install the rear speakers too far behind the listening position and install them at or above the level of the listener’s ears. It is also effective to direct the rear speakers towards a wall or ceiling to further disperse the sound. • Subwoofer This can be placed in any front position.
Front right speaker Center speaker Front left speaker Rear(Surround) right speaker

Passive Subwoofer

Rear(Surround) left speaker

Speaker Positioning Example

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Glossary for Audio Stream & Surround Mode Glossary for Audio Stream
The Dolby Digital surround format lets you enjoy up to 5.1 channels of digital surround sound from a Dolby Digital programme source. If you play DVDs with “ ” mark, you can enjoy even better sound quality, greater spatial accuracy, and improved dynamic range.

Surround Mode
SYSTEM SETUP
You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one of the pre-programmed sound fields according to the programme you want to listen to. Each time you press the SOUND MODE button, the sound mode is changed in the following order:
PRO LOGIC → MOVIE → MUSIC → MATRIX → 3D SURROUND → BYPASS

Use this mode when playing movie with Dolby Digital 2 channel, which carries the “ ” mark. This mode realistically simulates a movie theatre or live concert house using DOLBY PRO LOGIC SURROUND technology. The front/back/left/right sound movement, as well as fixed positions in the sound image is much clearer and more dynamic than before.

SOUND MODE icons on a TV screen
PROL

PRO LOGIC MOVIE MUSIC MATRIX 3D SURROUND BYPASS

MOVIE

MUSIC

(II)
Dolby Pro Logic II creates five full-bandwidth output channels from two-channel sources. This is done using an advanced, high-purity matrix surround decoder that extracts the spatial properties of the original recording without adding any new sounds or tonal colorations.
MOVIE mode: The Movie mode is for use with stereo television shows and all programmes encoded in Dolby Surround. The result is enhanced sound field directionality that approaches the quality of discrete 5.1-channel sound. MUSIC mode: The Music mode is for use with any stereo music recordings. MATRIX mode: The Matrix mode is the same as the Music mode except that the directional enhancement logic is turned off. It may be used to enhance mono signals by making them seem “larger.” The Matrix mode may also find use in auto systems, where the fluctuations from poor FM stereo reception can otherwise cause disturbing surround signals from a logic decoder. The ultimate “cure” for poor FM stereo reception may be simply to switch the audio to mono.

MTRX

3D SUR

BYPASS

For DVD Operation
You can change the sound mode of DVD (Dolby Digital, PRO LOGIC, etc.) by pressing the AUDIO button repeatedly on the remote control during playback. Although DVD contents differ from disc to disc, the following explains the basic operation when this feature is used. Each time you press AUDIO, the DVD&Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre sound mode is changed in the following order: → →

For your reference • The DVD&Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre memorises the last mode setting for each source individually. • You can identify the encoding format of programme software by looking at its packaging. - Dolby Digital discs are attached with the logo. - Dolby Surround encoded programmes are attached with the logo. otes
Sound Mode is not applicable when headphones are used. This unit does not perform internal (2 channel) decoding of a DTS sound track.

3D SURROUND
This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, using 3D Surround Sound technology, which simulates multi-channel audio playback from two conventional stereo speakers instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multi-channel audio from a home theatre. This feature works with DVD discs encoded with Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital audio tracks.

BYPASS
Software with multi-channel surround audio signals is played back according to its original recording specifications.

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VCR Operation Setup
Video Channel Set
Video channel (RF output channel) is the channel on which your TV receives picture and sound signals from the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre through the RF cable. If you have used a SCART lead you will not have to tune your TV, simply select the AV channel. The AV channel is already preset for optimum video playback on your TV. Perform the following steps only if interference appears in the TV picture after you have moved to a different area or a new station has started broadcasting in your area, or if you change the connection from RF connection to AV connection, or vice versa.

Using your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre for the very first time
For the following steps we assume that you have just connected your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre for the very first time. To make tuning TV stations an easy task your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre incorporates the Automatic Channel Memory System (ACMS). This system will automatically tune in and store TV channels in your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. While this is happening the clock (date & time) in the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre will be set automatically.

correctly 1 Turn on DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre and TV. 1 Make&sure that you haveTheatre. installed your DVD Hi-Fi VCR Home 2 Set the vacant position 36 on your TV. 2 Press to turn on your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. on the remote 3 Press mode (the clockcontrol to enterbethe standby indicator will If the initial Menu Screen doesn’t appear on screen, dimmed).

4

Press and hold CHANNEL 3 or 4 on the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre for more than 4 secs. RF 36 will appear in the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre display. The following picture will be displayed on the TV screen.

make sure that you have tuned your TV to a video channel. Or if this is correct it may mean that your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre is already tuned.

D ACMS
Pr-12

ACMS

OK i

RF CHANNEL
P R SET

36 i

3 Press OK to start the automatic tuning process.
01 02 03 C23 C26 C30 00 00 00 BBC1 BBC2 ITV S
Pr-12

If the picture is snowy, move to step 5. If the picture is clean, press POWER on the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to store the RF channel. The video channel is now set.

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ACMS

5

Press CHANNEL 3 or 4 on the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to set the video channel to a vacant position between 22 and 68 which is not occupied by any local station in your area. You can also set to ‘OFF” if there is any interference when your TV is connected to the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

Programme number TV Station PR-01 PR-02 PR-03 PR-04 PR-05 PR-06 BBC1 BBC2 ITV CH4(S4C) CH5 Satellite

ote The RF channel will not change until step 6 has been executed.

The TV station shown above may vary according to the area you live in. Press 4 screen.i to remove the menus from the TV

6 7

Press to store the new RF channel into the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. Press to bring the DVD/CD/VCR from standby to on and follow your TV manufacturer’s tuning instruction manual to tune a new channel to the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

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VCR Operation Setup (Continued)
How to use the Main Menu
This DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre can easily be programmed by using the menus displayed on screen. The menus are controlled from the Remote Control Handset.

Tuning in TV Stations Automatically SYSTEM SETUP
Should you wish to perform the Automatic Channel Memory System (ACMS) again please follow the guidance given on this page. You may tune up to 88 TV stations into your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

your TV set 1 Turn on by pressing and. DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home 1 Press to turn on your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre Theatre. Press i. 2 The main menu will appear on the TV screen. 2 Press i. menu will appear on the TV screen. The main 3 Press 1 or 2 to select ACMS and press OK.
1 2
Pr-12

REC
f OSD
ON OFF

PSET R

ACMS

TIME DATE
NIC

SYSTEM

REC
OK i

16:9 4:3

DPC

D ACMS

REC Timer recording Using On Screen Display (see p. 25-26). PR SET Tuning in TV Stations Manually (see p. 16). ACMS ACMS (Automatic Channel Memory System) (see right column). TIME DATE Setting the Clock Manually (see p. 18).
O

Pr-12

ACMS

OK i

4 Press OK again to start the automatic tuning process.
01 02 03 C23 C26 C30 00 00 00 BBC1 BBC2 ITV

S
Pr-12

E
i

ACMS

SYSTEM To set the Colour System (see p. 18). RF-AUDIO To select the channel of audio output according to your TV type (“B/G for PAL B/G TV, “D/K” for PAL D/K TV, “I/I” for PAL I/I TV).

5

fOSD ON/OFF To display the operational mode of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre (see p. 27). O 16:9/4:3 To select the aspect ratio of your TV (see p. 28).
O O

While automatic tuning is taking place the time and date will set automatically. If - - : - - appears in the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre display it means that the broadcast signal is weak and the clock was not set. Please refer to "Setting the Clock Manually" on page 18.
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
P SET R

DPC To improve the playback picture (see p. 24). NIC To activate or deactivate the NICAM digital sound (see p. 28).

C23 C26 C30 C33 C35 ----

00 00 00 00 00 ---MOVE : DELETE :

BBC1 BBC2 ITV CH4 CH5 ------------, OK i

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6

Press i to remove the menus from the TV screen.

3 Press 1 or 2 to select the desired menu. 4 Press OK. Press 5 screen.i to remove the menus from the TV
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VCR Operation Setup (Continued)
Tuning in TV Stations Manually
In certain areas of the country broadcast signals may be too weak for your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre’s automatic tuning process to find or assign TV stations correctly. You must tune in these weaker broadcast stations manually in order for your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to store them. Press i. 1 The main menu will appear on the TV screen. 2 Press or to select PR SET and press OK.
F G

will stop when locates a station. 5 Searchingautomatically.PDC,itthe station name will If the station transmits be added Control the fine tuning of the station by pressing or E.
D

PR 06

CH C40

MFT 00

STATION

P SET R

i

to select STATION and press 6 Press station name list will appear. OK. The TV Press D or E to select a station name from the list and press OK to select it. If your station name isn’t on the list do not press OK, but go to stage 7.

G

PR 01

CH C23

MFT 00

STATION BBC1

P SET R

i

3

Press i and press D or E to select the programme number that you want to tune (for example, PR 06). Press OK.
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
P SET R

PR 06

CH C40

MFT 00

BBC1 BBC2 ITV ANGLI BORDE CH TV WEST GRANA

C23 C26 C30 C33 C35 ----

00 00 00 00 00 ---MOVE : DELETE :

BBC1 BBC2 ITV CH4 CH5 ------------, OK i

P SET R

OK i

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You can change a TV station name manually rather than using the “standard” names. Press G and press D or E to select letters and numbers for the new station name. Press F or G to move back and forth between characters. Press OK.

PR 06

CH C- -

MFT --

STATION - - - - -

P SET R

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PR 06

CH C40

MFT 00

STATION CH TV

Press or to 4 want to tune andfind out the station that you press .
G

D

E

P SET R

OK i

If the frequency number is known, enter the channel number of station that you want to tune with the numerical buttons.

8 Press i to confirm the station placement.
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
P SET R

PR 06

CH C40

MFT 00

STATION

C23 C26 C30 C33 C35 C40 ---

00 00 00 00 00 00 --MOVE : DELETE :

BBC1 BBC2 ITV CH4 CH5 CH TV --------, OK i

P RSET

i

Press 9 screen.i to remove the menus from the TV Your new TV station has now been tuned into your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. If you wish to manually tune other stations repeat stages 1 - 8.

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VCR Operation Setup (Continued)
Changing the order of TV Stations
After tuning TV stations into your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre you may wish to change the order in which they are stored without having to retune them. The instructions given on this page will show you how you can simply move them into your desired order.

Deleting TV Stations SYSTEM SETUP
After tuning TV stations into your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre you may wish to delete a station. The instructions given on this page will show you how to easily delete any unwanted TV stations.

1

Press i. The main menu will appear on the TV screen. Press
F

1

Press i. The main menu will appear on the TV screen. Press
F

or

G

to select PR SET and press OK.

or

G

to select PR SET and press OK.

PR 01

CH C23

MFT 00

STATION BBC1

PR 01

CH C23

MFT 00

STATION BBC1

P RSET

i

P RSET

i

2 Press i. or Press
D

to select the programme number you want to move (for example, PR 03). Press G.
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
P RSET

E

2 Press i. or Press

D E to select the programme number you want to delete (for example, PR 03).
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
P RSET

C23 C26 C30 C33 C35 C40 ---

00 00 00 00 00 00 ---

BBC1 BBC2 ITV CH4 CH5 CH TV --------OK i

C23 C26 C30 C33 C35 C40 ---

00 00 00 00 00 00 --MOVE : DELETE :

BBC1 BBC2 ITV CH4 CH5 CH TV - - - - - - -

,

OK i

3

Press D or E to select the programme number you want to move to (for example, PR 05).
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
P RSET

Press . 3 After a short while, the selected station will be deleted.

F

C23 C26 C33 C35 C30 C40 ---

00 00 00 00 00 00 ---

BBC1 BBC2 CH4 CH5 ITV CH TV --------OK i

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
P RSET

C23 C26 C33 C35 C40 ----

00 00 00 00 00 ---MOVE : DELETE :

BBC1 BBC2 CH4 CH5 CH TV ------------, OK i

4 The selected TV station will be moved to the new
programme number.
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
P RSET

Press OK.

Press 4 screen.i to remove the menus from the TV If you wish to delete other TV stations repeat stages 1 - 3.

C23 C26 C33 C35 C30 C40 ---

00 00 00 00 00 00 --MOVE : DELETE :

BBC1 BBC2 CH4 CH5 ITV CH TV --------, OK i

How to select Stored TV stations:
Stored TV stations can be selected in either of two ways. Press D or E to select different stations that are tuned into your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. You may also directly select stations using the numerical buttons on the remote control.

5

Press i to remove the menus from the TV screen. If you wish to move other TV stations repeat stages 1 - 4.

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VCR Operation Setup (Continued)
Setting the Clock Manually
The clock in your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre controls time, day and date settings for your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. If the broadcast signal is weak the clock will not be set and will require setting manually.

To set the Colour System
Your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre is equipped with dual colour standard, so you can play back a tape in PAL and MESECAM. During playback your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre detects the colour system automatically. If there is any colour problem please select the colour system manually.

1

Press i. Press F or OK.

G

to select TIME DATE and press

The auto adjust mode can be set to “OFF” by pressing D or E if you want to set the time manually.

1 Press i. menu will appear on the TV screen. The main 2 Press or to select the SYSTEM.
F G
1 2

AUTO

ADJUST : ON

REC
f OSD
ON OFF

Pr-12

PR

ACMS

TIME DATE
NIC

SYSTEM

SYSTEM

16:9 4:3

DPC

OK i

1 2

TIME DATE

OK i

2

Press OK. Use the numerical buttons or press ▲/▼ or on the remote control to alter the HOURS, MINUTES, DAY, MONTH and YEAR.

or to select colour 3 Press OK and press COLOUR systemaused. system option to the
F/G

D

E

Please note your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre uses a 24-hour clock. e.g. 1pm will be displayed as 13:00. The day of the week will appear automatically when you enter the year.

REC
f OSD ON OFF

PR

AUTO 1 2 Pr-12 TIME ACMS DATE PAL MESECAM NIC
DPC

SYSTEM

SYSTEM

16:9 4:3

OK i

AUTO: Allows PAL or MESECAM signals to be distinguished automatically. PAL: Use when receiving PAL signals or use when playing back a tape recorded in PAL system.

HH MM -- : - -

DD MM YY -- . -- . --

---

1 2

TIME DATE

i

a mistake, 3 If you makedetails. press the correct

F

or

G

and enter

MESECAM: Use when receiving MESECAM signals or use when playing back a tape recorded in MESECAM.

4 Press or
D

F

E

or G to select the RF AUDIO and press to select according to the RF AUDIO

used.
HH MM 11 : 45 DD MM YY 12 . 04 . 04

MON

1 2

TIME DATE

i

REC
f OSD

PR

RF I/I Pr-12 RF ACMS B/G RF D/K
DPC

1 2

TIME DATE
NIC

SYSTEM

SYSTEM

4 Press i to remove the menus from the TV screen.
Your new clock settings are stored and will appear on your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre’s Display.

ON OFF

16:9 4:3

OK i

Press 5 screen.i to remove the menus from the TV

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DVD Operation Setup General Explanation
This manual gives basic instructions for operating the unit. Some DVDs require specific operations or allow only limited operations during playback. When this occurs, the symbol appears on the TV screen, indicating that an operation is not permitted by the unit or is not available on the disc. 1/2 to 2 the setting 3 Use numberchangenumber). Forof an option. The buttons can also be used for setting numbers (e.g., title some functions,

Temporary Feedback Field Icons
TITLE

Repeat Title Repeat Chapter Repeat Track Repeat All Tracks Repeat A-B Repeat Off Resume play from this point Action prohibited or not available

CHAPT

On-Screen Display
General playback status can be displayed on the TV screen. Some menu options can be changed on the menu.

TRACK

ALL

A B

OFF

On-screen display operations

1 3/4 to 4 menu option. 2 Use selectedselect awill be highlighted. The option

Press DISPLAY during playback.

otes Video CDs with PBC can repeat their tracks only when PBC is set to off initially. Some discs may not provide all of the features on the on-screen display example shown below. If no button is pressed for 10 seconds, the on-screen display disappears.

DVD

Menu Options
Title Number
1 /3

4 Function (Use 3/4 to select desired option)
Shows the current title number and total number of titles, and skips to the desired title number. Shows the current chapter number and total number of chapters, and skips to the desired chapter number. Shows the elapsed playing time, and searches for a point by the elapsed time. Shows the current audio soundtrack language, encoding method, and channel number, and changes the setting. Shows the current subtitles language, and changes the setting. Shows the current angle number and total number of angles, and changes the angle number. Shows the current sound mode, and changes the setting.

Selection Method
1 / 2, or Numbers, ENTER 1 / 2, or Numbers, ENTER Numbers, ENTER 1 / 2, or AUDIO 1 / 2, or SUBTITLE 1 / 2, or ANGLE 1 / 2, or SOUND MODE

Chapter Number Time search Audio language and Digital Audio Output mode Subtitle language
ABC

1 /12 0:20:09 1 ENG D 5.1 CH OFF 1 /1 BYPASS

Angle Sound

VCD2.0

VCD1.1

Items
Track Number
1 /4

4 Function (Press 3/4 to select desired item)
Shows the current track number, total number of tracks and PBC On mode, and skips to the desired track number. Shows the elapsed playing time (Display only) Shows the audio channel, and changes the audio channel. Shows the current sound mode, and changes the setting.

Selection Method
1 / 2, or Numbers, ENTER – 1 / 2, or AUDIO 1 / 2, or SOUND MODE

Time Audio Channel

0:20:09

STER.

Sound

BYPASS

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SYSTEM SETUP

press MEMORY/ENTER to execute the setting.

DVD Operation Setup (Continued) Initial Settings
You can set your own Personal Preferences on the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

Menu Language
Select a language for the Setup menu. This is the menu you see when you press SETUP.

General Operation

Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Country Code TV Aspect
Original English French German Spanish Italian Chinese Polish Hungarian Other — — — —

English Spanish French German Italian Portuguese

1

Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears.
Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Country Code TV Aspect Menu Language

Menu Language

5.1 Speaker Setup Others

Picture
TV Aspect Ratio
DVD

5.1 Speaker Setup Others

3/4 to select the desired 4 2 Use screen will show theascurrentoption. for the The setting selected option, as well alternate setting(s). 4 3 Press 2, then 3/4 to select the desired setting. 4 Press MEMORY/ENTER to confirm your selection. Some options require additional steps. 5 Press SETUP, RETURN, or PLAY to exit the Setup menu.

4:3 Letterbox: Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected. Displays theatrical images with masking bars above and below the picture. 4:3 Panscan: Select when a conventional TV set is connected. The video material formatted in the Pan & Scan style is played back in that style (Both sides of the picture are cut off). 16:9 Wide: Select when a 16:9 wide TV is connected.

Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Country Code

4:3 Letterbox 4:3 Panscan 16:9 Wide

Language
Disc Language
DVD

TV Aspect Menu Language

Select a language for the disc’s Menu, Audio, and Subtitle.
Original: The original language set for the disc is selected. Other: To select another language, use the number buttons to enter the corresponding 4-digit number according to the language code list on page 42. If you enter the wrong language code, press CLEAR.
Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Country Code TV Aspect Menu Language Original English French German Spanish Italian Chinese Polish Hungarian 5.1 Speaker Setup Others Other — — — —

5.1 Speaker Setup Others

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DVD Operation Setup (Continued)
5.1 Speaker Setup
DVD

Others SYSTEM SETUP
21
The DRC and PBC feature settings are adjustable. 4 Use 3/4 to select the desired option and press MEMORY/ENTER.
Disc Audio Disc Subtitle DRC PBC On On

Select speaker settings, including volume balance and delay time, or test the speaker settings. Speaker settings are only active on the Analogue MultiChannel Output. (See “Speaker Setup”, on page 36.)
Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Country Code TV Aspect Menu Language
R R

Disc Menu Rating Country Code Front L Volume Size Distance Test Return 0 dB Small 0.3m 5.1 Speaker Setup Others TV Aspect Menu Language

5.1 Speaker Setup Others

Dynamic Range Control (DRC)
The DVD format provides programme soundtracks as accurately as possible, thanks to digital audio technology. However, you may wish to compress the dynamic range of the audio output (the difference between the loudest sounds and the quietest ones). This allows you to listen to a movie at a lower volume without losing clarity of sound. Set DRC to On for this effect.

PBC
Set Playback Control (PBC) to On or Off.
On: Video CDs with PBC are played according to the PBC. Off: Video CDs with PBC are played the same way as Audio CDs.

DVD Operation Setup (Continued)
Parental Control
Rating
DVD

Country Code

DVD

Movies on DVDs may contain scenes not suitable for children. Therefore, discs may contain Parental Control information that applies to the complete disc or to certain scenes on the disc. These scenes are rated from 1 to 8, with more suitable alternate scenes sometimes available for selection on some discs. Ratings are country-dependent. The Parental Control feature allows you to prevent discs from being played by your children or to have certain discs played with alternative scenes.
Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Country Code TV Aspect Menu Language 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Unlock 5.1 Speaker Setup Others Change

Enter the code of the country/area whose standards were used to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list (see “Country Code List”, page 43).
Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Country Code TV Aspect Menu Language Code Set G B

5.1 Speaker Setup Others

4 Select “Rating” 1 buttons. on the Setup menu using 3/4 2 Press the 2. you have not entered a 3 Whenthe 4-digit password using the password: then Enter number buttons to create a personal 4-digit security password, press MEMORY/ENTER. Enter the 4-digit password again and press MEMORY/ENTER to verify. When you have already registered a password: Enter the 4-digit password using the number buttons to confirm the personal 4-digit security password, then press MEMORY/ENTER.
If you make a mistake before pressing MEMORY/ENTER, press CLEAR and enter the 4-digit security password again.

4 Select the Country 1 the setup menu. Code using 3/4 buttons on 2 Press the 2. 3 Follow step 3 of “Rating” on left. 4 4 Select the first character using 3/4 buttons. cursor using 2 button and 5 Shift thecharacter using 3/4 buttons.select the 4 second Press MEMORY/ENTER to confirm your country 6 code selection, then press SETUP to exit the menu. ote Confirmation of the 4-digit password is necessary when the code is changed (see “Changing the 4-digit code” below).

Changing the 4-digit code
1 Follow Steps 1-2 under Parental Control on this page (Rating). 2 Enter the old code, then press MEMORY/ENTER. 4 3 Select Change using 3/4 buttons then press MEMORY/ENTER. 4 Enter the new 4-digit code, then press MEMORY/ ENTER. 5 Enter exactly the same code a second time and verify by pressing MEMORY/ENTER. 6 Press SETUP to exit the menu.

4 a rating to 8 using 3/4 buttons. 4 Select(8)has thefrom 1playback restrictions. One (1) least Eight has the most playback restrictions. Unlock: If you select Unlock, Parental Control is not active. The disc will play in full. Ratings 1 to 8: Some discs contain scenes not suitable for children. If you set a rating for the player, all disc scenes with the same rating or lower will be played. Higher rated scenes will not be played unless an alternative scene is available on the disc. The alternative must have the same rating or a lower one. If no suitable alternative is found, playback will stop. You must enter the 4-digit password or change the rating level in order to play the disc.

If you forget your 4-digit code
If you forget your password, to clear the current password, follow the procedure below (in the NO DISC mode). 1 Press SETUP to display the Setup menu. 2 Use the number buttons to enter the 6-digit number “210499”.
The 4-digit password is cleared.

5

Press MEMORY/ENTER to confirm your rating selection, then press SETUP to exit the menu.

ote This function may not work for some DVDs.

3 Follow Step 3 under Parental Control on this page (Rating) to enter a new code.

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VCR Operation Normal Playback
Preparation:
Turn on the TV. Tune the TV to the unit RF output channel (CH 36) or set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO. If a direct AV connection is made between the unit and the TV, set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO. Set the Output Source to VCR as shown in “Selecting Viewing Sources” on page 5.

Special Effects Playback
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Horizontal lines (noise bars) may appear on the TV screen. This is normal. The audio is automatically muted during special effect modes, so there is no sound during search. During high-speed picture search mode, a short period is needed to stabilize tape speed when re-entering the PLAY mode. Slight interference may be observed during this period.

1

Insert a prerecorded video cassette.
The indicator will light and the unit will power-up automatically. Make sure that the indicator in the display window is not lit. If it is, press POWER once. If a tape without a safety tab is inserted, the unit will start playback automatically. B

Search
This function lets you quickly and visually search for a desired tape section in either direction- forward or reverse. 1 Press BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) during playback. SEARCH mode is activated.
If the unit is left in SEARCH mode for more than 3 minutes, the unit will automatically enter PLAY mode to protect the tape and video heads. 2 To return to playback, press PLAY ( B).

Press PLAY ( 2 PLAY appears on) once. screen. the TV
It is not necessary to select the tape speed for playback. It will be automatically selected by the unit. In playback, the TV/VCR selector switches to VCR mode automatically.

3

x Press STOP (x) to stop playback. STOP appears on the TV screen.
If the tape reaches the end before STOP (x) is pressed, the unit will automatically stop, rewind and eject the tape, and it will turn itself off.

Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback
1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. Picture movement will stop on one frame.
If the still picture vibrates vertically, stabilize it using v/V on the remote control. If the unit is left in STILL mode for more than 5 minutes, the unit will automatically enter STOP mode to protect the tape and video heads. 2 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) repeatedly to advance the

Tracking Control
Auto Tracking The automatic tracking function adjusts the picture to remove snow or streaks. The AUTO TRACKING function works in the following cases:
A tape is played back for the first time. Tape speed (SP, LP) changes. Streaks or snow appear because of scratches on the tape.

video one frame at a time while viewing still pictures in Still mode. 3 To return to playback, press PLAY ( B).

Slow Motion
1 While in Still mode, press FORWARD (>). The tape will be played back at a speed 1/19 times slower than the normal speed.
During slow playback, use v/V on the Remote Control to minimize noise bands. If slow motion mode continues for more than 3 minutes, the unit will automatically change to playback mode. 2 To return to playback, press PLAY ( B).

Manual Tracking If noise appears on the screen during playback, press v V either PR/TRK/PRESET(v) or PR/TRK/PRESET(V) on the remote control until the noise on the screen is reduced.
If vertical jitter is present, adjust tracking controls very carefully. Tracking is automatically reset to normal when the tape is ejected or the power cord is unplugged for more than 3 seconds.

CM Skip (Commercial Skip)
This is useful for skipping commercials or short programme segments.

ote Only 2-channel stereo (Front Left, Front Right & Subwoofer) is available for VCR mode, thus sound might not be heard from center or rear speakers during VCR playback. (For further details about sound mode, please refer to page 13.)

1 Press CM SKIP during playback. The tape will fast forward picture search through 30 seconds of recording.
Skipping time can be extended by pressing CM SKIP repeatedly. Subsequent presses result in advancing the fast forward picture search time by 30-second increments (maximum 3 minutes).

2 When the search is complete, the unit will go into playback mode automatically.

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VCR Operation (Continued)
DPC (Digital Picture Control):
This feature automatically improves playback picture quality by adjusting your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to the condition of the tape. Please note you may set DPC only when playing a tape.

Normal Recording
Preparation:
Turn on the power of both the unit and TV. Tune the TV to the unit RF output channel (CH 36) or set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO. If a direct AV connection is made between the unit and the TV, set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO.

1 Press i. 2 Press or
F

G

to select DPC and press OK.

video cassette 1 Insert atab intact. with the anti erasure safety V 2 Select the desired channel with v/V.

REC
f OSD ON OFF

PSET ACMS R SOFT

OFF Pr-12

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SHARP
16:9 4:3

TIME DATE
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DPC

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3 Press or to select OFF, SOFT or SHARP. 4 Press i to remove the menus from the TV screen.

D

E

Press INPUT until the socket you wish to record from is displayed. AV1 Sound and Picture recording using the lower EURO AV1 socket on the back of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. AV2 Sound and Picture recording using the upper EURO AV2 socket on the back of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. AV3 Sound and Picture recording from AV3 sockets on the front of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

3 Set the desired recording speed (SP or LP) with SPEED. z (z once. 4 Press REC/ITRstart.) (The REC indicator will light in Recording will the display window.)
z Press REC/ITR (z) several times. Each successive press will increase the record time by 30 minutes until you reach a maximum of 9 hours.
The REC indicator appears only when the Output Source is set to VCR. If a cassette with no anti erasure safety tab is loaded, the cassette will be ejected automatically.

x Press STOP (x 6 stop recording.) twice within five seconds to x

If the tape reaches the end before STOP ( ) is pressed, the unit will automatically stop, rewind, eject the tape, and turn itself off.

Pausing the recording
1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) to pause the tape during recording.
The REC indicator will flash in the display window.

2 When you want to continue recording, press z PAUSE/STEP (X) or REC/ITR (z).
After 5 minutes in Pause mode, the tape will be stopped automatically to protect the tape and the video heads.

To record one TV programme while watching another
1 Use TV/VCR to select the TV mode while recording.
The TV indicator appears.

2 Using the TV, select the channel to be viewed. ip
Always use PAUSE/STEP (X) for best results when making changes while recording. For example: To change channels while recording, first press PAUSE/STEP (X) to put the unit in pause mode. Select the desired channel on the unit, then press PAUSE/STEP (X) again to resume recording.

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VCR Operation (Continued)
Timer Recording using On Screen Display
You may set up to seven timer record events within one month of the current date. PLEASE NOTE! Before setting the timer make sure that you have set the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre clock correctly and you know which channels on your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre you have tuned to TV stations. In a stage 4, if you want to record from either of the SCART sockets or AV3 on the front, press INPUT. If you press OK before entering the date you may select one of the following automated recording features. Press F or G to select, then press OK to confirm.

numerical enter the 6 Press theandrecord. buttons toprogrammerecording start end times of the that you wish to Please note your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre uses a 24-hour clock. e.g. 1pm will be displayed as 13:00. You may also select the start and end times by pressing ▲ or ▼.
PR CH4 ------DATE T I M E 16 19 : 00 ~ 20: 00 -- - : - - ~ - -: - - - : - -~- - : - -- - : - -~- - : - --- - : - -~- - : - - - : - -~- - : - -- - : - -~- - : - -SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
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1

Insert a video cassette with protection tab into your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. The video cassette should have the window side facing up and the arrow facing away from you.
F G to select REC and press OK. If all timer record events are full press D or E to select the event that you wish to remove and replace. Press F to delete the event.
PR -------DATE -------T I M E - : - - ~ - -: - : - - ~ - -: - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : ,

Press 2 Press i. or

7

Press G and press on or off.

D

or

E

to switch VPS/PDC

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-

SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
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If you are recording from stations that do not broadcast VPS/PDC switch VPS/PDC off ( symbol will disappear on the TV screen). Remember only certain stations transmit VPS/PDC.
DATE T I M E PR 16 19 : 00 ~ 20: 00 CH4 --- - : - - ~ - -: - --- - : - -~- - : - --- - : - -~- - : - --- - : - -~- - : - --- - : - -~- - : - --- - : - -~- - : - VPS/PDC : ON SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
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3 Press OK to start setting the timer record event.
PR -------DATE -------T I M E - : - - ~ - -: - : - - ~ - -: - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
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Press 8 press

G to select the recording speed and D or E if you wish to record in IP or LP.

• IP (Intelligent LP recording) on page 26.
PR CH4 ------DATE 16 ------T I M E 19 : 00 ~ 20 : 00 - - : - - ~ - -: - - - : - -~- - : - - - : - -~- - : - - - : - -~- - : - - - : - -~- - : - - - : - -~- - : - SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
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numerical buttons 4 Press thewish to record. to enter the station that you
When selecting stations 1 - 9, press 0 first, then the channel number; for example Station 3 - 03. You may also select Channels by pressing ▲ or ▼. If you want to record from either of the SCART sockets or AV INPUT on the front, repeatedly press INPUT for the correct display (AV1, AV2 or AV3). Once selected press G.

the event details 9 Checkithatsave timer settings. youare correct. Press to your If PLEASE CHECK is displayed, have entered data incorrectly and will need to re-enter the data. i to remove 10 Presswant9.to makethe menus. recordings repeat If you other timer stages 2 to DVD & Hi-Fi VCR 11 Press appearswitch your & Hi-Fi VCR HomeHome Theatre to standby will in the DVD Theatre’s display while your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre waits to make the recording.
If the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre in the DVD mode, even with the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre is powered on, it will record any timer programme. To stop the timer recording, press twice.

5 Press the numerical buttons to enter the date of the programme.
PR CH4 ------DATE -------T I M E - : - - ~ - -: - : - - ~ - -: - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : - : - -~- - : SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
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OPERATION

DLY To record every day (except Saturday and Sunday) at the same time. SU MO TU WE TH FR SA To record at the same time every week. ex, MO To record on Monday every week.

VCR Operation (Continued)
If Timer record events Overlap...
Do not overlap programmes, since overlapping portions of the conflicting programmes will not be recorded. Earlier recording times have priority over later recording times as shown in the diagram. Example: Programme 1 will be recorded in its entirety, but only the last 30 minutes of Programme 2 will be recorded.

Changing (Deleting) the Timer Programme
If at a later date you wish to delete or change any of the settings in timer event memory you may do so without having to enter all the timer event information again. Simply display the timer event screen. Press D or E to select the event that you wish to delete or change. Press F to delete the event...or Press OK to change the event setting, then press F or G to select station, date, start and end times, VPS/PDC or recording speed. Press D or E to enter the correct information.

PROGRAMME 1 16:00 17:00 17:30

The Video Programme System (VPS)
The Video Programme System (VPS) adjusts the start and end times of a timer record event. This can be particularly useful with sports events which may run over into extra time. The VPS signal is transmitted by the broadcaster and this controls your video recorder’s timer. Currently only a limited number of TV companies transmit VPS signals. Please make sure that when recording from channels that do not broadcast VPS that you turn VPS OFF.

16:30 PROGRAMME 2

(This portion will not be recorded.)

Intelligent LP Recording
When you set the tape speed to “IP”, the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre automatically switches to LP mode to allow complete recording if there is not enough tape to record the entire programme while timer-recording in SP mode. It is not possible to set the tape speed to “IP” with “VPS/PDC” set to “ON”.

The Programme Delivery Control (PDC)
The Programme Delivery Control (PDC) adjusts the start and end times of a timer record event. This can be particularly useful with sports events which may run over into extra time. The PDC signal is transmitted by the broadcaster and this controls your video recorder’s timer. Currently only a limited number of TV companies transmit PDC signals. Please make sure that PDC is off when recording from channels that do not transmit PDC.

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VCR Operation (Continued)
On Screen Display
You may easily display the clock or tape counter and tape remaining, day, month, year, day of week, programme channel, tape speed and VCR function on the TV screen. If a recording is taking place these On Screen Displays will not be recorded onto the tape.

Tape Counter Memory Stop
The Digital Tape Counter can be displayed on your TV screen instead of the time by pressing CLK/CNT on the remote control. The Digital Tape Counter indicates the relative positions of recordings on the tape.

1

Press CLK/CNT to display.
VCR Function/ Tape Speed
STOP SP STEREO BBC1 STEREO NICAM

Programme channel

1 Press CLK/CNT repeatedly until the counter is displayed on the TV screen. the 0:00:00. 2 Press CLEAR to) setstart counter toor press to playback Press PLAY (
B

Day/Month/ Year/Day of Week

1. 01. 03 WED

12:00

Clock/Tape Counter & Amount of Tape Left

z REC/ITR (z) to start recording. The tape counter will display the actual play time in hours, minutes and seconds.

2

Press CLK/CNT repeatedly to display the tape counter. During playback or recording, the tape remaining is displayed with the tape counter.

3 Press STOP when playback or recording is complete. Press STOP twice when recording is complete. 4 Press BACKWARD.toand automatically stop when The tape will rewind the counter returns 0:00:00.
Please note: If FORWARD is pressed when counter mode indicates a negative value, the tape will not stop. ote Digital Tape Counter may take a little time before it is displayed on the TV screen.

seconds the display will clear from the 3 After 3 tapeleaving onlyonthe clockscreen. countTV screen, or tape er and remaining the TV Press CLK/CNT again to remove all displays from the TV screen. The tape remaining will only be accurate for E-180 and E-240 tapes. The tape remaining indicator may not be accurate, since it depends on the type or condition of tape used. Also, the tape remaining indicator is not displayed just after a cassette has been inserted, or after playback or recording has begun.

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VCR Operation (Continued)
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System
Your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre will record and play back Hi-Fi stereo sound. In addition it has a NICAM digital stereo sound decoder. This allows you to record and play back the sound in several different ways. Video cassettes recorded on your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre will have a normal mono audio track and two VHS Hi-Fi stereo audio tracks. These stereo tracks allow you to make audio recordings in Hi-Fi stereo or bilingual mode from a TV broadcast, stereo audio system, video disc or another Hi-Fi VCR. Your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre’s NICAM digital sound decoder allows you to enjoy broadcasts with NICAM sound, as well as standard stereo NICAM, bilingual and mono sound. The particular type of sound received or that recorded will be briefly displayed on the TV screen for a couple of seconds. STEREO Sound is automatically recorded on the Hi-Fi stereo and mono tracks of the video tape. BIL NICAM Both audio channels will be recorded on the Hi-Fi stereo tracks. The primary language channel (left) will be recorded on the mono track of the video tape. MONO The sound is recorded on the Hi-Fi tracks and the mono track of the video tape without any separation.

Widescreen Compatibility 16:9
Your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre can record and play back widescreen aspect ratio programmes (16:9). To record a wide screen format programme successfully the correct type of widescreen signal must be broadcast by the TV station.

1 2
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ACMS

TIME SYSDATE AUTO TEM NIC 4:3

16:9 4:3

16:9 4:3

DPC

16:9

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i and 1 Press OK. press or to select 16:9/4:3. Press Press 2 16:9. or repeatedly to select : AUTO, 4:3 or
D E

F

G

AUTO:
Automatically plays back Widescreen programmes as Widescreen and Normal programmes as normal.

4:3:
Only for playing back and recording Normal format recordings (4:3).

16:9:
Only for playing back and recording Widescreen format recordings (16:9).

3 Press i to remove the menus.
ote To enjoy Widescreen playback you must connect your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre to the TV using a SCART lead.

STEREO

Press AUDIO repeatedly until the desired audio mode appears. The choice is STEREO, LEFT (left channel), RIGHT (right channel) and MONO. In BIL NICAM playback the primary language is output on the left channel and the secondary language is output simultaneously from the right channel when audio output is set to STEREO. The primary language will be output from both channels when the audio setting is MONO. Please note that when adjusting the tracking control Hi-Fi stereo sound may revert to MONO. ote If the quality of stereo sound being received is poor, the broadcast is automatically received in monaural with better quality. Still, if the quality of the sound is poor, set NIC in the main menu to OFF (see p. 15). NICAM broadcasts will be detected.

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DVD Operation Playing a DVD
Playback Setup
DVD VCD2.0 VCD1.1

General Features
ote Unless stated otherwise, all operations described use the remote control. Some features may also be available on the Setup menu.

Z 1 Press OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to open the disc tray. in the the label facing up. 2 Load aa disc want totray, withinserted, make sure When double-sided DVD is the side you play is facing down. Press OPEN/CLOSE Z close the tray. 3 “READING” appears in(Z) todisplay window, andnot the playback starts automatically. If playback does start, press PLAY ( B). In some cases, the disc menu might appear instead.

Changing Titles

DVD

1 /3

When a disc has more than one title, you can select another title as follows: Press DISPLAY, then use the appropriate number button (0-9) to select a title number. Use 1 2 to select a title, then press MEMORY/ ENTER.

4

To stop playback at any time, press STOP. This is RESUME STOP mode. To exit RESUME STOP mode, press STOP again.

Changing Chapters/Tracks
DVD VCD1.1
1 /12 1 /3

If a menu screen is displayed
The menu screen may be displayed upon loading a DVD or Video CD which offers a menu.
DVD

Use the b/B/v/V buttons to select the title/chapter you want to view, then press MEMORY/ENTER to start playback. Press TITLE or DISC MENU to return to the menu screen.
VCD2.0

Use the number buttons to select the track you want to view. Press RETURN to return to the menu screen. Menu setting and the exact operating procedures for using the menu may differ depending on the disc. Follow the instructions on the each menu screen. You also may set PBC to Off under setup. See page 21. otes If Parental Control is set and the disc is not within the Rating settings (not authorized), the 4-digit password must be entered and/or the disc must be authorized (see Parental Control, on page 22). DVDs may have a Regional Code. Your unit will not play discs that have a Regional Code different from your unit. The Regional Code for this unit is 2 (two). Do not keep a fixed image displayed on the screen for a long time.

When a title on a disc has more than one chapter or a disc has more than one track, you can move to another chapter as follows: Press BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) briefly during playback to return to the beginning of the current chapter/track or to select the next chapter/ track. Press BACKWARD (.) twice briefly to step back to the previous chapter/track. To go directly to any chapter during DVD playback, 4 press DISPLAY. Then, use 3/4 to select the chapter/track icon. Then, enter the chapter/track number using the number buttons (0-9) or use 1 2 to select the chapter/track, then press MEMORY/ ENTER.

Slow Motion

DVD

VCD2.0

VCD1.1

1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) while in Playback mode. The unit will now go into pause mode. 2 Press BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) while in pause mode.
The unit will enter SLOW mode.

3 Use BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) to select the required speed: t 1/16, t 1/8, t 1/4, t 1/2 (backward), or T 1/16, T 1/8, T 1/4, T 1/2 (forward). 4 To return to playback, press PLAY ( B). ote Slow motion playback in reverse is not applicable for Video CD.

Screen Saver

DVD

The screen saver picture appears when you leave the unit in stop mode for about five minutes.

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Turn on the TV and select the video input source connected to the unit.

DVD Operation (Continued) General Features (Continued)
Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback
DVD VCD2.0 VCD1.1

Time Search

DVD

0:20:09

-:--:--

The Time Search function allows you to start playing at any chosen time on the disc. 1 Press DISPLAY during playback. The on-screen display appears on the screen.
The Time Search box shows the elapsed playing time of the current disc.

1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) while in playback mode. The unit will go into pause mode. 2 With a disc, you can advance the picture frame by frame by pressing PAUSE/STEP (X) repeatedly on the remote control. 3 To return to playback, press PLAY ( B).

V 2 Within 10 seconds, use v/V to select the Time Search icon in the on-screen display.
The “-:--:--” display appears in the Time Search box.

Search

DVD

VCD2.0

VCD1.1

1 Press and hold BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) for about two seconds while in playback mode.
The unit enters SEARCH mode.

3 Within 10 seconds, use the number buttons to enter the required start time. Enter hours, minutes and seconds from left to right in the box.
If you enter the wrong numbers, press CLEAR to remove the numbers you entered. Then enter the correct numbers.

2 Press and hold BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) repeatedly to select the required speed: DVD mX2, mX4, mX16, mX100 (backward) MX2, MX4, MX16, MX100 (forward). VCD mX2, mX4, mX8 (backward) MX2, MX4, MX8 (forward). 3 To return to playback, press PLAY ( B).

4 Within 10 seconds, press MEMORY/ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected time on the disc. If you enter an invalid time, playback will continue from the current point.

3D Surround
BYPASS 3D SUR

DVD

VCD2.0

VCD1.1

Repeat
CHAPT

DVD
TITLE

VCD2.0
TRACK

VCD1.1
ALL OFF

1 With a DVD, to repeat the currently playing chapter, press REPEAT.
The Repeat Chapter icon appears on the TV screen.

This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which simulates multi-channel audio playback from two conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multichannel audio from a home theatre system. 1 Press DISPLAY during playback. 2 Use v/V to select the sound icon. The sound option will be highlighted. 3 Use b/B to select “3D SUR”.
To turn off the 3D Surround effect, select “BYPASS”.

2 To repeat the title currently playing, press REPEAT a second time.
The Repeat Title icon appears on the TV screen.

3 To exit Repeat mode, press REPEAT a third time.
The Repeat Off icon appears on the TV screen.

Video CDs - Repeat Track/All/Off 1 To repeat the track currently playing, press REPEAT.
The Repeat Track icon appears on the TV screen.

Zoom

DVD

VCD2.0

VCD1.1

2 To repeat the disc currently playing, press REPEAT a second time.
The Repeat All icon appears on the TV screen.

The Zoom function allows you to enlarge the video image and to move through the enlarged image. 1 Press ZOOM during playback or still playback to activate the Zoom function.
If you press ZOOM repeatedly, the magnification level increases up to six steps.

3 To exit Repeat mode, press REPEAT a third time.
The Repeat Off icon appears on the TV screen. Off appears briefly on the TV screen.

Repeat A-B
A * A B

DVD
OFF

VCD2.0

VCD1.1

To repeat a sequence in a title: 1 Press REPEAT A-B at your chosen start point.
A* appears briefly on the TV screen.

2 Use the b/B/v/V buttons to move to different areas to be zoomed. 3 Press CLEAR to resume normal playback or return to the paused image. otes The Zoom function may not work for some DVDs. The Zoom function may not work on multi-angle scenes.

2 Press REPEAT A-B again at your chosen end point.
A B appears briefly on the TV screen, and the repeat sequence begins.

3 To cancel the sequence, press REPEAT A-B. Off icon appears briefly on the TV screen. ote On a Video CD with PBC, you must set PBC to Off on the setup menu to use the Repeat function. See page 21.

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DVD Operation (Continued) General Features (Continued)
Marker Search
1/9

Special DVD Features
Checking the contents of DVD Video discs: Menus
DVDs may contain menus that allow you to access special features. To use the disc menu, press DISC MENU. Then, press the appropriate number button to select an option. Or, use the b/B/v/V buttons to highlight your selection, then press the MEMORY/ENTER.

DVD

VCD2.0

VCD1.1

MARKER SEARCH

You can start playback from a memorized marker. Up to nine markers can be memorized. To enter a mark, follow these steps. 1 From Playback mode, press MARKER when playback reaches the spot that you want to memorize.
The Marker icon will appear on the TV screen briefly.

2 Repeat step 1 to enter up to nine Marker points on a disc. To Recall a Marked Scene 1 From Playback mode, press SEARCH.
The Marker Search menu will appear on the screen.

Title Menu
1 Press TITLE.

DVD

If the current title has a menu, the menu will appear on the screen. Otherwise, the disc menu may appear.

2 Within 10 seconds, use 1/2 or number button to select a Marker number that you want to recall. 3 Press MEMORY/ENTER.
Playback starts from the Marked scene.

2 The menu can list camera angles, spoken language and subtitle options, and chapters. 3 To hide the title menu, press TITLE again.

Disc Menu

DVD

1 Press DISC MENU.
The disc menu is displayed.

4 To hide the MARKER SEARCH menu, press SEARCH. To Clear a Marked Scene 1 From Playback mode, press SEARCH.
The Marker Search menu will appear on the screen.

2 To hide the disc menu, press RETURN again.

Camera Angle

DVD

1 /1

2 Within 10 seconds, use 1/2 or number button to select a Marker number that you want to erase. 3 Press CLEAR.
The Marker number will be erased from the list.

If the disc contains sequences recorded from different camera angles, the angle icon blinks on the TV screen. You can change the camera angle if you wish. Press ANGLE repeatedly during playback to select a desired angle.
The number of the current angle appears on the display.

4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to erase additional Marker numbers. 5 To hide the MARKER SEARCH menu, press SEARCH. All markers are erased when the disc is ejected.

Changing the Audio Language
1 ENG D 5.1 CH

DVD

Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio language or audio track.

Changing the Audio Channel

VCD2.0

VCD1.1

Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio channel (STER., LEFT or RIGHT).

Subtitles

DVD

ABC

1 ENG

Press SUBTITLE repeatedly during playback to see the different subtitle languages. If ote appears, the feature is not available on the disc.

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DVD Operation (Continued) Playing an Audio CD or MP3 Disc
CD MP3

Notes on MP3 Recordings
About MP3
An MP3 file is audio data compressed by using the MPEG1 audio layer-3 file-coding scheme. We call files that have the “.mp3” file extension “MP3 files”. This unit cannot read an MP3 file that has a file extension other than “.mp3”. Some discs may be incompatible due to different recording formats or the condition of the disc.

This unit can play MP3 formatted recordings on CDROM, CD-R, or CD-RW discs. Before playing MP3 recordings, read the notes on MP3 Recordings on this page.

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Insert a disc and close the tray. Audio CD: Audio CD menu appears on the TV screen go to step 4. MP3 disc: The MP3/JPEG choice menu appears on the TV screen. Go to step 2.
MP3 JPEG

MP3 Disc compatibility with this unit is limited as follows:
1. 2. 3. 4. Sampling Frequency of 44.1kHz (MP3). Bit rate within 32 - 320kbps (MP3). CD-R physical format should be “ISO 9660”. If you record MP3 files using software which cannot create a FILE SYSTEM, for example “Direct-CD” etc., you cannot play back MP3 files. We recommend that you use “Easy-CD Creator”, which creates an ISO9660 file system. A single session disc requires an MP3 file on the first track. If there is no MP3 file on the first track, you cannot play back the MP3 files. Format all the data in the disc or use a new one. File names should be named using 14 letters or less and must incorporate the “.mp3” extension e.g. “********.mp3”. Do not use special letters such as “/ : * ? “ < > ” etc. The total number of files on the disc should be less than 650.

3/4 4 then 2 Use MP3 to select the MP3the TVpress MEMORY/ENTER. The menu appears on screen. Press RETURN to move to the MP3/JPEG menu.
MP3
TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1

Program

5.

6.
Clear All OFF

00:00

4 Use 3/4 to a folder and press 3 ENTER.files select folder appears. MEMORY/ A list of in the 4 4 Use 3/4 to select a track then press PLAY or MEMORY/ENTER. Playback starts. During playback, the current track’s elapsed playing time will appear on the display window and menu. Playback will stop at the end of the disc.
Press TITLE to move to the next page. Press DISC MENU to move to the previous page.
CD
TRACK01 TRACK02 TRACK03 TRACK04 TRACK05 TRACK06 TRACK07 TRACK08 0: 56: 18 STER. Clear All BYPASS

7. 8.

This unit requires discs/recordings to meet certain technical standards in order to achieve optimal playback quality. Pre-recorded DVDs are automatically set to these standards. There are many different types of recordable disc formats (including CD-R containing MP3 files) that require certain pre-existing conditions (see above) to ensure compatible playback. Customers should also note that permission is required in order to download MP3 files and music from the Internet. SANYO has no right to grant such permission. Permission should always be sought from the copyright owner.

Program

MP3
TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1

Program

Clear All OFF

00:00

Audio CD Menu

MP3 Menu

ip If you are in a file list and want to return to the Folder 4 list, use 3/4 to highlight and press MEMORY/ ENTER to return to the previous menu screen. stop playback at any other time, press STOP. 5 To exit RESUME STOP mode. press STOP again. This is To RESUME STOP mode,

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DVD Operation (Continued) Audio CD or MP3 Disc Operation
Pause
CD MP3

3D Surround

CD

Moving to another Track

CD

MP3

From Playback mode, press BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) briefly to return to the beginning of the current track or to go to the next track. Press BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) twice briefly to go back to the previous or next track. From Playback mode for audio CDs, to go directly to any track, enter the track number using the number buttons (0-9) during playback.

2 To turn off the 3D Surround effect, press SOUND MODE again to select “BYPASS”.

Changing the Audio Channel

CD

From Playback mode, press AUDIO repeatedly to hear a different audio channel (STER., LEFT, or RIGHT).

Repeat Track/All/Off

CD

MP3

1 To repeat the track currently playing, press REPEAT.
The Repeat icon and “TRACK” appear on the menu screen.

2 To repeat all tracks on a disc, press REPEAT a second time.
The Repeat icon and “ALL” appear on the menu screen.

3 To cancel Repeat mode, press REPEAT a third time.
The Repeat icon and “OFF” appear on the menu screen.

Search

CD

MP3

1 From Playback mode, press and hold BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) for about two seconds during playback.
The unit enters SEARCH mode.

2 Press and hold BACKWARD (.) or FORWARD (>) repeatedly to select the required speed: mX2, mX4, mX8 (backward) or MX2, MX4, MX8 (forward).
Search speed and direction are indicated on the menu screen.

3 To return to playback, press PLAY.

Repeat A-B

CD

To repeat a sequence. 1 From Playback mode, press REPEAT A-B at your chosen starting point.
The Repeat icon and “A * ” appear on the menu screen.

2 Press REPEAT A-B again at your chosen end point.
The Repeat icon and “A B” appear on the menu screen, and the sequence begins to play repeatedly.

3 To exit the sequence and return to normal play, press REPEAT A-B again.
The Repeat icon and “OFF” appear on the menu screen.

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OPERATION

1 From Playback mode, press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. 2 To return to playback, press PLAY, PAUSE/STEP (X) or MEMORY/ENTER.

This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which simulates multi-channel audio playback from two conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multichannel audio from a home theatre system. 1 Press SOUND MODE to select “3D SURR” during playback.

DVD Operation (Continued) JPEG Disc Operation
This unit can play discs with JPEG files and Kodak picture CDs. Before playing JPEG files, read the notes on JPEG Files on this page.

Selecting Files
Press BACKWARD(.) or FORWARD (>) once while viewing a picture to advance to the next file or to the previous file.

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Insert a disc and close the tray. The MP3/JPEG menu appears on the TV screen.
MP3 JPEG

Still Picture
1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during slide show. The unit enters PAUSE mode. 2 To return to the slide show, press PLAY again.

Flipping the picture
4 Press 3/4 while viewing a picture to flip the picture horizontally or vertically.

3/4 4 select the JPEG option then 2 Use JPEGtomenu appears on the TV screen.press MEMORY/ENTER. The

To rotate picture
Press 1/2 while viewing a picture to rotate the picture clockwise or counterclockwise.

Notes on JPEG Files

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4 Use 3/4 to select a folder, and press MEMORY/ ENTER or PLAY. A list of files in the folder appears. Press RETURN to move to the MP3/JPEG menu.

ip If you are in a file list and want to return to the Folder list, use the 3/4 buttons on the remote to highlight “ ” and press MEMORY/ENTER to return to the previous menu screen. If you want to a particular file, use 3 4 4 highlight a fileview press MEMORY/ENTER/4orto and PLAY. File viewing starts. While viewing a file, press RETURN to move to the previous menu (JPEG menu).
Press TITLE to move to the next page. Press DISC MENU to move to the previous page.

Depending upon the size and number of the JPEG files, it could take a long time for the unit to read the disc’s contents. If you don’t see an on-screen display after several minutes, some of the files are too big. Reduce the resolution of the JPEG files to less than 2 mega pixels and burn another disc. Total number of files and folders on the disc should be less than 650. Some discs may be incompatible due to different recording formats or the condition of the disc. When you are using software such as “Easy CD Creator” to burn the jpeg files into the CD-R, ensure that all the selected files have the “.jpg” extension when copying onto the CD. If the files have “.jpe” or “.jpeg” extension, please rename them as “.jpg” files. File names without the “.jpg” extension will not be read by this unit, even though the files are shown as JPEG image files in windows explorer.

ip There are three Slide Speed viewing options: Fast, Normal, Slow, and Stop. Use 1/2 to highlight the Slide Speed option then use 3/4 to select the speed you want to view the slides at, and press MEMORY/ENTER. at any other 5 To stop viewing appears. time, press STOP. The JPEG menu

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DVD Operation (Continued) Programmed Playback with Audio CDs and MP3 Discs
The Program function enables you to store your favorite tracks from any disc in the player memory. Program can contain 30 tracks. From Playback or in the Stop mode, press PROGRAM to enter the Program Edit mode.
The mark will appear to the right of the word Program on the right side of the menu display.
E

Repeat Programmed Tracks
To repeat the track currently playing, press REPEAT.
The Repeat icon and “TRACK” appear on the menu screen.

The Repeat icon and “ALL” appear on the menu screen.

To cancel Repeat mode, press REPEAT a third time.
The Repeat icon and “OFF” appear on the menu screen.

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Erasing a Track from Program List
1 From Playback or in the Stop mode (Audio CD or MP3 disc only), press PROGRAM to enter the Program Edit mode.
The
E

ote Press PROGRAM to exit the Program Edit mode. The E mark will disappear. a press 2 Selectthetrack, thentrack onMEMORY/ENTER to place selected the Program list. 3 Repeat step 2 to place additional tracks on the Program list.
Audio CD Menu
CD
TRACK 1 TRACK 2 TRACK 3 TRACK 4 TRACK 5 TRACK 6 TRACK 7 TRACK 8 0: 56: 18 STER. Clear All BYPASS

mark will appear.

2 Press 2 to move to the Program list. 4 3 Use 3/4 to select the track that you wish to erase from the Program list. 4 Press CLEAR.
The track will be erased from the Program list.

Erasing the Complete Program List
1 Follow steps 1-2 of “Erasing a Track from Program List” as above. 4 2 Use 3/4 to select “Clear All”, then press MEMORY/ENTER.
The complete Program for the disc will be erased. The programs are also cleared when the disc is removed.

MP3 Menu
E

Program
TRACK 12 TRACK 8 TRACK 10 TRACK 3

MP3
TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK TRACK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
3

Program
TRACK 8 TRACK 2 TRACK 4 TRACK 3

E

Clear All OFF

00:00

4 Press 2.

The programmed track you selected last is highlighted on the program list.

4 5 Use 3/4 to select the track you want to start playing.
Press TITLE to move to the next page. Press DISC MENU to move to the previous page.

6 Press PLAY to start. 7

Playback begins in the order in which you programmed the tracks and “PROG.” appears on the menu display. Playback stops after all of the tracks on the Program list have played once.

To resume normal playback from programmed playback, select a track from the CD (or MP3) list and then press PLAY.
“PROG.” indicator disappears from the menu display.

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OPERATION

To repeat all tracks on the program list, press REPEAT a second time.

DVD Operation (Continued) Speaker Setup
Adjust the Speaker Setup menu option settings for the built-in 5.1 channel surround decoder. (Also refer to page 12, Speaker Positioning.)

Speaker Selection
Select a speaker you want to set up (Front speaker (Left or Right), Center Speaker, Rear speaker (Left or Right), Subwoofer). ote Certain speaker settings are prohibited by the Dolby Digital licensing agreement.
R R

1

Press SETUP.
The Setup menu appears.
Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Country Code TV Aspect Menu Language Front L Volume Size Distance Test Return 5.1 Speaker Setup Others 0 dB Small 0.3m

Volume
Use 1 / 2 to adjust the Volume of the selected speaker (-6dB ~ +6dB).

Size
Speaker size settings are fixed, you cannot change the settings.

Speaker 2 Select3“5.1buttons. Setup” on the Setup menu 4 using /4 3 Press 2 button. 4 Use 2 button to select the desired speaker. 41 2 5 Select options using 3/4/1 /2 buttons.

Distance
If you connected speakers to your unit, specify the Distance from each speaker to the listener. Try to position them so that the sound from each speaker reaches the listener at the same time. ote You cannot set the distance of the subwoofer speaker.

Test
Press MEMORY/ENTER to test the signals of each speaker. Adjust the volume to match the volume of the test signals memorised in the system. Front Left (L) → Center → Front Right (R) → Rear Right (R) → Rear Left (L) → Subwoofer

Return
Press MEMORY/ENTER to return to the previous menu.

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Special Recording Copying from DVD to VCR
This unit is capable of copying the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape. ote If the DVD you are attempting to copy is copy protected, you will not be able to copy the disc. It is not permitted to copy Macrovision encoded DVDs. COPY LOCK is displayed in the display window.

Recording from Another Video Recorder OPERATION
With the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre you can make recordings from an external source, such as copying from another VCR or a camcorder. ote In the following description, this DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre will be the one used for recording and the other VCR will be used for playback. The VCR should be connected to the one of the SCART sockets on the rear panel of your DVD & HiFi VCR Home Theatre or the AV3 sockets on the front panel of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

1 2 3 4

Insert a Disc. Insert the disc you wish to copy in the DVD deck and close the disc tray. Insert a VHS Tape. Insert a blank VHS video tape into the VCR deck. Press PLAY ( B) on the DVD deck. The DVD will go into play mode.
If the DVD disc menu appears, you may need to press PLAY ( B) manually to begin copying.

z Press REC/ITR (z) on the front panel or remote control.
The unit will go into record mode. "COPY" and "REC" indicators will light.

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Press AV IN until the socket you wish to record from is displayed. AV1 Sound and Picture recording using the lower EURO AV1 socket on the back of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. AV2 Sound and Picture recording using the upper EURO AV2 socket on the back of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. AV3 Sound and Picture recording from AV3 sockets on the front of your DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

5

Stop the Copy Process.
When the DVD is finished playing, press STOP (x) or POWER twice within five seconds to end copying. You must stop the Copy process manually when the DVD movie ends, or the unit may replay and record over and over again.

ote
When you stop the DVD playback during copying, VCR recording also stops automatically.

the recorded tape into VCR and a blank 2 Insertinto DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre. tape REC/ITR z 3 To start recording, press and press(z) on DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre PLAY on VCR. you want to finish copying, 4 When (x) on both appliances. press the STOP x Press STOP (x) twice within 5 seconds at the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre.

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Radio Operation Presetting the Radio Stations
You can preset 30 stations for FM and AM. Before tuning, make sure that you have turned down the volume.

Listening to the Radio
Preset radio stations in the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre memory first (see “Presetting the radio stations” on the left).

1

Press FM/AM on the remote control or on the front panel until the frequency band appears on the display and TV screen.

1

Press FM/AM on the remote control or on the front panel until the frequency band appears on the display and TV screen.
The last received station is tuned in.

Press 4 on the remote control repeatedly to 2 select 3/4 preset station you want. the
RADIO 01 AM 522kHZ , OK, CLEAR

Each time you press the button, the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre tunes in one preset station at a time.

2

4 Press 3/4 on the remote control to select your desired radio channel.

by rotating VOLUME the 3 Adjust the volumepressing VOLUME + oronon the front panel or by remote control repeatedly.

To Clear the Stored Radio Stations
FM RADIO 06 108. 00MHZ , OK, CLEAR

1

Press FM/AM on the remote control or on the front panel until the frequency band appears on the display and TV screen.

FM/AM remote control or 3 Presspanel to on the the desired band. on the front select Hold or + the front 4 paneldown 4 CHANNEL 32 -on theonremote or hold down 1 or control for 1 or 2 seconds, and a station is searched for automatically.

FM

RADIO 06 108. 00MHZ , OK, CLEAR

Press 3 4 2 desired /4 on the remote control to select your station.

FM

RADIO 06 87. 50MHZ

, OK, CLEAR

RADIO 10 AM 522kHZ

5

Press MEMORY on the remote control.

, OK, CLEAR

on the 3 Press CLEARstation. remote control to clear the stored radio

6 Repeat steps 2 to 5 to store other stations.
FM RADIO 10 87. 50MHZ , OK, CLEAR

ote While in the record or record pause mode, the CLEAR function may not be operated.

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Radio Operation (Continued)
Tuning into a Station Manually RDS Operation
This unit is equipped with RDS (Radio Data System), which brings a wide range of information from. Now in use in many countries, RDS is a system for transmitting station call signs or network information, a description of station programme type text message about the station or specifics of musical selection and the correct time.

1

FM/AM remote control or 2 Presspanel to on the the desired band. on the front select Press 4 CHANNEL 3 or the desired 2 on3the- or + on the fronttopanel press 1 or remote control tune in station.

RDS Tuning
When the FM station is tuned in and it contains RDS data, the unit will automatically display the station’s call sign and the RDS indicator will light in the display window as well as indicators for the RDS services programme (PS) if transmitted by the station.

Tuning into a Station Automatically
Hold down 4 CHANNEL 3 - or + on the front panel or hold down 1 or 2 on the remote control for 1 or 2 seconds, and a station is searched for automatically. ote The search may not stop at a station with a very weak signal.

RDS Display
The RDS system is capable of transmitting a wide variety of information in addition to the initial call sign that appears when a station is first tuned. In normal RDS operation the display will indicate the station name. Pressing RDS on the remote control enables you to show the station name. ote If the RDS services programme (PS) is not being transmitted, the display window will show a PS NONE message.

Mute
Press MUTE to mute the unit. You can mute the unit in order, for example, to answer the telephone, MUTING and MUTE indicator appear in the display window. To return to the Tuning, press MUTE again.

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OPERATION

Press FM/AM on the remote control or on the front panel until the frequency band appears on the display and TV screen.

Troubleshooting
Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom No power. The power is on, but the unit does not work. No picture. Cause The power cord is disconnected. No disc is inserted. No tape is inserted. The TV is not set to receive unit signal output. TV/VCR mode for unit is set to TV. Correction Plug the power cord into the wall outlet securely. Insert a disc or tape. (Check that the disc or tape indicator in the display window is lit.) Select the appropriate video input mode on the TV so the picture from the unit appears on the TV screen. Press the TV/VCR button on the remote control repeatedly to choose VCR mode. TV indicator disappears from the display window. Connect the video cable securely. Turn on the TV. Clean the disc. Clean the video heads. Use PR/TRK/PRESET (v/V) for manual tracking adjustment while tape is playing. Insert a disc or tape. (Check that the disc or tape indicator in the display window is lit.) Insert a playable disc. (Check the disc type, colour system, and Regional code.) Place the disc with the playback side down. Place the disc on the disc tray correctly inside the guide. Clean the disc. Point the remote control at the remote sensor of the unit. Operate the remote control within 7 m (23 ft). Remove the obstacle. Replace the batteries with new ones. When using a VCR tape, first press the VCR button. When using a DVD, first press the DVD button.

The video cable is not connected securely. The connected TV power is turned off. The playback picture is poor. The disc is dirty. Tape heads are dirty. Tape is a rental or was recorded on another VCR. The unit does not start playback. No disc is inserted. No tape is inserted. An unplayable disc is inserted. The disc is placed upside down. The disc is not placed within the guide. The disc is dirty. The remote control does not work properly. The remote control is not pointed at the remote sensor of the unit. The remote control is too far from the unit. There is an obstacle in the path of the remote control and the unit. The batteries in the remote control are exhausted. This remote control uses the same buttons for VCR and DVD functions (ex. PLAY).

Moisture Condensation Moisture condensation can occur: • When the unit is moved from a cold place to a warm place. • Under extremely humid conditions. In locations where moisture condensation may occur: • Keep the unit plugged into an AC power outlet with POWER ON. This will help prevent condensation. • When condensation has occurred, wait a few hours for the unit to dry before using it.

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Troubleshooting (Continued)
Symptom The tape does not run during recording. The tape will not rewind or fast-forward. The playback picture does not appear while the tape is running. Noise appears during visual search. Noise appears during normal playback. Breaks are noticeable in Hi-Fi soundtrack. Recording cannot be started. Tape-to-tape editing is not possible. Timer recording won’t work. Cause The DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre is in the RECORD PAUSE MODE. The tape is already fully rewound or fast-forwarded. You are using only the RF aerial cable for connection. This is normal. The automatic tracking mode is engaged. The automatic tracking mode is engaged. There is no tape loaded, or the tape loaded has had its record safety tab removed. The source (another VCR, camcorder) has not been properly connected. The clock/or the timer have been set incorrectly. The timer is not engaged. Correction X Press PAUSE/STEP (X) to resume recording.

Set the TV to the Video channel (see p. 14). --Try manual tracking (see p. 23). Try manual tracking (see p. 23). Insert a tape, or using adhesive tape, cover the hole where the tab was removed. Confirm that the camcorder is properly connected. Re-perform the clock and/or timer settings. Press STANDBY/ON and confirm that the timer indicator is displayed on the DVD & Hi-Fi VCR Home Theatre’s Display. Cover the hole where the tab was removed using adhesive tape, or insert a tape with the record safety tab intact. Select “STEREO” by repeatedly pressing AUDIO on the remote control. Make sure NIC in the menu is set to “AUTO” for the station to be recorded.

The loaded tape has had its record safety tab removed. No Hi-Fi sound. No NICAM sound recording. Audio mode is not set properly. NICAM mode is not set properly.

Video Head Cleaning
Video head clogging The video heads are the means by which the unit reads the picture from the tape during playback. In the unlikely event that the heads become dirty enough to be clogged, no picture will be played back. This can easily be determined if, during playback of a known good tape, there is good sound, but no picture (picture is extremely snowy). If this is the case, use a high quality head cleaning system or have them cleaned professionally.

Snowy Picture
Video head cleaning Video head cleaning is needed when the playback picture becomes unclear. This signifies that the heads are getting dirty and can occur when playing poor quality or damaged tapes. If the heads require cleaning, use an equivalent high quality chemical non-abrasive (wet) head cleaning tape or have them cleaned professionally. If playing a head cleaning tape in the unit once does not improve the picture, play it several times before requesting service. otes
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE VIDEO HEADS OR SERVICE THE UNIT BY REMOVING THE TOP COVER. Video heads may eventually wear out and should be replaced when they fail to produce clear pictures. To help prevent video head clogging, use only good quality VHS tapes.

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Check the tape.

Language Code List
Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Disc Audio”, “Disc Subtitle” and/or “Disc Menu” (See page 20).
Language Abkhazian Afar Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bashkir Basque Bengali, Bangla Bhutani Bihari Breton Bulgarian Burmese Byelorussian Cambodian Catalan Chinese Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Faeroese Code 6566 6565 6570 8381 6577 6582 7289 6583 6588 6590 6665 6985 6678 6890 6672 6682 6671 7789 6669 7577 6765 9072 6779 7282 6783 6865 7876 6978 6979 6984 7079 Language Fiji Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Greenlandic Guarani Gujarati Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Interlingua Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kashmiri Kazakh Kirghiz Korean Kurdish Laothian Latin Latvian, Lettish Code 7074 7073 7082 7089 7176 7565 6869 6976 7576 7178 7185 7265 7387 7273 7285 7383 7378 7365 7165 7384 7465 7487 7578 7583 7575 7589 7579 7585 7679 7665 7686 Language Lingala Lithuanian Macedonian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Moldavian Mongolian Nauru Nepali Norwegian Oriya Panjabi Pashto, Pushto Persian Polish Portuguese Quechua Code 7678 7684 7775 7771 7783 7776 7784 7773 7782 7779 7778 7865 7869 7879 7982 8065 8083 7065 8076 8084 8185 Language Singhalese Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sudanese Swahili Swedish Tagalog Tajik Tamil Tatar Telugu Thai Tibetan Tigrinya Tonga Turkish Turkmen Twi Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Volapük Welsh Wolof Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu Code 8373 8375 8376 8379 6983 8385 8387 8386 8476 8471 8465 8484 8469 8472 6679 8473 8479 8482 8475 8487 8575 8582 8590 8673 8679 6789 8779 8872 7473 8979 9085

Rhaeto-Romance 8277 Romanian Russian Samoan Sanskrit Scots Gaelic Serbian Serbo-Croatian Shona Sindhi 8279 8285 8377 8365 7168 8382 8372 8378 8368

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Country Code List
Enter the appropriate code number for the initial setting “Country Code” (See page 22).
Code AD AE AF AG AI AL AM AN AO AQ AR AS AT AU AW AZ BA BB BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BM BN BO BR BS BT BV BW BY BZ CA CC CF CG CH CI CK CL CM CN CO CR CS CU CV CX CY CZ DE DJ DK DM DO DZ EC EE EG EH Country Andorra United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Antigua and Barbuda Anguilla Albania Armenia Netherlands Antilles Angola Antarctica Argentina American Samoa Austria Australia Aruba Azerbaidjan Bosnia-Herzegovina Barbados Bangladesh Belgium Burkina Faso Bulgaria Bahrain Burundi Benin Bermuda Brunei Darussalam Bolivia Brazil Bahamas Bhutan Bouvet Island Botswana Belarus Belize Canada Cocos (Keeling) Islands Central African Republic Congo Switzerland Ivory Coast Cook Islands Chile Cameroon China Colombia Costa Rica Former Czechoslovakia Cuba Cape Verde Christmas Island Cyprus Czech Republic Germany Djibouti Denmark Dominica Dominican Republic Algeria Ecuador Estonia Egypt Western Sahara Code ER ES ET FI FJ FK FM FO FR FX GA GB GD GE GF GH GI GL GM GN GP GQ GR GS GT GU GW GY HK HM HN HR HT HU ID IE IL IN IO IQ IR IS IT JM JO JP KE KG KH KI KM KN KP KR KW KY KZ LA LB Country Eritrea Spain Ethiopia Finland Fiji Falkland Islands Micronesia Faroe Islands France France (European Territory) Gabon Great Britain Grenada Georgia French Guyana Ghana Gibraltar Greenland Gambia Guinea Guadeloupe (French) Equatorial Guinea Greece S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls. Guatemala Guam (USA) Guinea Bissau Guyana Hong Kong Heard and McDonald Islands Honduras Croatia Haiti Hungary Indonesia Ireland Israel India British Indian Ocean Territory Iraq Iran Iceland Italy Jamaica Jordan Japan Kenya Kyrgyzstan Cambodia6 Kiribati Comoros Saint Kitts & Nevis Anguilla North Korea South Korea Kuwait Cayman Islands Kazakhstan Laos Lebanon Code LC LI LK LR LS LT LU LV LY MA MC MD MG MH MK ML MM MN MO MP MQ MR MS MT MU MV MW MX MY MZ NA NC NE NF NG NI NL NO NP NR NU NZ OM PA PE PF PG PH PK PL PM PN PR PT PW PY QA RE RO RU RW SA SB Country Saint Lucia Liechtenstein Sri Lanka Liberia Lesotho Lithuania Luxembourg Latvia Libya Morocco Monaco Moldavia Madagascar Marshall Islands Macedonia Mali Myanmar Mongolia Macau Northern Mariana Islands Martinique (French) Mauritania Montserrat Malta Mauritius Maldives Malawi Mexico Malaysia Mozambique Namibia New Caledonia (French) Niger Norfolk Island Nigeria Nicaragua Netherlands Norway Nepal Nauru Niue New Zealand Oman Panama Peru Polynesia (French) Papua New Guinea Philippines Pakistan Poland Saint Pierre and Miquelon Pitcairn Island Puerto Rico Portugal Palau Paraguay Qatar Reunion (French) Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saudi Arabia Solomon Islands Code SC SD SE SG SH SI SJ SK SL SM SN SO SR ST SU SV SY SZ TC TD TF TG TH TJ TK TM TN TO TP TR TT TV TW TZ UA UG UK UM US UY UZ VA VC VE VG VI VN VU WF WS YE YT YU ZA ZM ZR ZW Country Seychelles Sudan Sweden Singapore Saint Helena Slovenia Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands Slovak Republic Sierra Leone San Marino Senegal Somalia Suriname Saint Tome and Principe Former USSR El Salvador Syria Swaziland Turks and Caicos Islands Chad French Southern Territories Togo Thailand Tadjikistan Tokelau Turkmenistan Tunisia Tonga East Timor Turkey Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu Taiwan Tanzania Ukraine Uganda United Kingdom USA Minor Outlying Islands United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vatican City State Saint Vincent & Grenadines Venezuela Virgin Islands (British) Virgin Islands (USA) Vietnam Vanuatu Wallis and Futuna Islands Samoa Yemen Mayotte Yugoslavia South Africa Zambia Zaire Zimbabwe

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Specifications
General
Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Operating temperature Timer Operating humidity AC230V ~ , 50 Hz 150 W 430 X 97 X 350 mm (w x h x d) 8 kg (17.6 lbs) 5˚C to 40˚C (41˚F to 104˚F) 24-hour display type 5 % to 90 %

DVD Section
Laser Laser output Wave length Signal system Frequency response Semiconductor laser 219 µW (Continuous wave max.) 640 nm PAL/NTSC DVD (PCM 96 kHz): 8 Hz to 44 kHz DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 20 kHz CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz More than 65 dB (ANALOG OUT connectors only) Less than 1.0% More than 60 dB (DVD) More than 60 dB (CD) (Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 ohms, negative sync, Mini DIN 4-pin x 1 (C) 0.3 V (p-p) 75 ohms 4 heads helical scan azimuth system PAL I colour system PAL I UHF 22-68 (Adjustable) PAL/MESECAM; 23.39 mm/s (SP), 16.69 mm/s (LP) NTSC (Playback only); 35.35 mm/s (SP), 16.67 mm/s (LP), 11.12 mm/s (EP) SP: 4 h (E-240 tape), LP: 8 h (E-240 tape) About 180 minutes (E-180 tape) VIDEO: 1.0 V(p-p), 75 ohms, unbalanced AUDIO: -6.0 dBm, more than 10 kohms (SCART) -6.0 dBm, more than 47 kohms (RCA) VIDEO: 1.0 V(p-p), 75 ohms, unbalanced AUDIO: -6.0 dBm, less than 1k ohms VIDEO: More than 43 dB AUDIO: More than 72 dB (Hi-Fi) More than 42 dB (Mono) AUDIO: More than 85 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio Harmonic distortion Dynamic range Outputs S-VIDEO OUT

VCR Section
Head system Television system Recording format RF OUT RF Modulator Tape speed

Maximum recording time Rewind time Input level

Output level Signal-to-noise ratio

Dynamic range

Tuner Section
Tuning range FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz AM: 522 - 1611 kHz

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Specifications (Continued)
Speakers
Center & Rear L/R(SX-TS3900S) Type Impedance Frequency Response Sound Pressure Level Rated Input Power Max Input Power Net Dimensions (W x H x D) Net Weight Passive Subwoofer (SX-TS3900W) Type Impedance Frequency Response Sound Pressure Level Rated Input Power Max Input Power Net Dimensions (W x H x D) Net Weight Accessories: RF 75-ohm Coaxial Aerial Cable x 1, Speaker cable x 5, FM wire aerial x 1, AM loop aerial x 1, Remote control x 1, Batteries (R03/AAA) x 2 IMPORTANT INFORMATION Because its products are subject to continuous improvement, SANYO reserves the right to modify product designs and specifications without notice and without incurring any obligation. 1 Way 1 Speaker 4Ω 120 - 18,000 Hz 82 dB/W (1m) 20W 40W 92 x 150 x 101 mm (36.2” x 6” x 4”) 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs)

1 Way 1 Speaker 8Ω 50 - 1,800 Hz 84 dB/W (1m) 50W 100W 193 x 390 x 312 mm (7.7” x 15.6” x 12.5”) 5.2 kg (11.4 lbs)

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REFERENCE

GUARANTEE TO CUSTOMER
Sanyo Europe Ltd. (the Company) guarantees to the initial retail purchaser that if this equipment is or becomes defective and that, in the opinion of the Company, the defect is due to faulty material or workmanship the Company will, for a period of 12 calendar months from the date of sale to the original purchaser repair or replace, at its sole option, free of charge, any such defective component part of the equipment, always provided that:1. The equipment has at all times been used in accordance with the operating instructions issued by the Company, and has not been connected to an electrical mains supply for which it has not been adjusted. 2. Accidental damage, or damage caused by negligence or misuse by the user, including leakage from exhausted batteries, is specifically excluded. 3. Unauthorised repairs, or any modification to the equipment which has not been expressly approved by the Company, shall render this guarantee null and void. 4. Failure due to fair wear and tear of any item, such as batteries, record playing styli, and tape recording, playback and erase heads and head cleaning is specifically excluded. This guarantee is not transferable and is only applicable within the United Kingdom (and the Republic of lreland). Nothing in this express guarantee affects the statutory rights available to the purchaser of this equipment.

Thank you for buying Sanyo. This equipment should give you many years of pleasure and faithful service but in the event that a fault occurs, the following notes for your guidance may be helpful:1. PLEASE RETAIN YOUR PURCHASE RECEIPT WHICH WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SERVICE DURING GUARANTEE. 2. If your Sanyo equipment proves faulty during the period of guarantee, take it or send it back to the dealer who originally supplied it together with this guarantee and the proof of purchase. We have made arrangements with our approved dealers under which they will carry out in guarantee service repairs on our behalf. In this way, we hope to reduce to a minimum the amount of time you will be without your equipment. 3. If for some reason it is impossible to return the equipment to the original supplier, please contact our Service Administration Department at the address below for further advice. 4. Should the equipment require servicing after the expiry of the guarantee period, take or send it to the original supplier or any other Sanyo dealer. He will be pleased to give you a quotation for the repair. If you are in any doubt about what to do, write to us at the address below or telephone: Sanyo Europe Ltd. Sanyo House Otterspool Way, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 8JX Tel: (01923) 246363

(UK) P/N: 83834RH0033P- (1E05/04)

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.

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