Philips VR800/07 manual


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  • Page 1

    Congratulations on the purchase of one of the most sophisticated and simple-to-use video recorders (VCR) on the market. With this VCR you can record and play VHS-standard cassettes. Please take the time to read this operating manual before using your video recorder. Safety instructions and other notes A Danger: High voltage! Do not remove the top c[...]

  • Page 2

    Important for the United Kingdom This apparatus is fitted with an approved moulded 13 Amp plug. To change a fuse in this type of plug proceed as follows: a Remove fuse cover and fuse. b Fix new fuse which should be a BS1362 3A, A.S.T.A. or BSI approved type. c Refit the fuse cover. If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, it shou[...]

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    Connecting with scart cable without ’Easy Link/NexTView’ If your television does not have a scart (EURO-AV) socket, please do not read further here , but turn to the next paragraph ’Connecting without scart cable’. a Remove the aerial cable plug from your TV set and insert it into the 2 socket at the back of the video recorder. b Plug one e[...]

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    Autoinstall The video recorder will search for all TV channels. It stores TV channels found in the following sequence: BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, CH 4, CH 5, SKY, others. Initial Installation a If the aerial (antenna) has been connected to the video recorder, press the OK button. Please continue with the next paragraph at step e . Successive Installation a[...]

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    k Repeat steps h to j until all TV channels have been allocated. l To finish, press the MENU button. Connecting a decoder or additional equipment You can also connect additional equipment to the AV2 EXT2 socket. For instance: decoder, satellite receiver or camera recorder. You can connect a HIFI-stereo set to the sockets AUX OUT L R (audio output l[...]

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    E If you don’t know the frequency or channel of the TV channel of your choice, press the menu button P to start the channel search. g In the line ’PROGRAMME NUMBER’ select the pro- gramme number you want e.g.: ’01’, using the menu buttons Q or P . h If you want to change the TV channel name, press the P button in line ’TV CHANNEL NAME?[...]

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    Setting the clock and the date If the time in the video recorder display is not correct or if ’--:--’ appears in the display, please set the clock manually. a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder. b Press the MENU button. The main menu appears. c Select the line ’INSTALLATION’ with the menu b[...]

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    Playback a cassette a Insert a cassette into the cassette slot. b Press the PLAY G playback button. c To stop, press the STOP h button. d To eject, Press the STOP/EJECT ? button on the set. D Some hired cassettes may have a poor picture/sound quality. This is not a fault in your set. Please read the section ’Eliminating picture interference’. D[...]

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    Automatic search for tape position (Index search) At the beginning of each recording, the video recorder marks the tape with a index code mark. a Press the INDEX E button. Then press the I button to select the next code mark or the H button for the pre- vious code mark. b When the video recorder finds the code mark or a blank space it will automati[...]

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    Recording without automatic switch-off a Insert a cassette. b Use the P ; or P = button to select the programme number (programme name) from which you wish to record. D When the function ’Direct record’ is switched on, select the programme number on the TV set. With the video recorder switched on , press the RECORD/OTR n button. D When a TV cha[...]

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    Automatic recording from a satellite receiver (SAT RECORDING) You can only use this function, when you have a satellite receiver, which can control other equipment by a ’program- ming’ function. a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder. b Press the MENU button. The main menu appears. c Select the l[...]

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    The video recorder needs the following information for every programmed recording: * the date on which the recording is to be made * the programme number for the TV channel * the start and stop time of the recording * VPS/PDC on or off * the recording speed (SP/LP) The video recorder stores all the information mentioned above in a TIMER block. You [...]

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    i Please note that you inserted a cassette without erase protection. Switch off with the STANDBY m button. The programmed recording will only function when the video recorder is switched off with the STANDBY m but- ton. D If one or more of the TIMER blocks are occupied, ’ k ’ lights up in the display. D If the end of the cassette is reached dur[...]

  • Page 14

    How to check or alter a TIMER a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder. b Press the TIMER s button on the remote control. The programming mode selected last is marked. c Select the line ’TIMER LIST’ with the menu buttons P = or P ; and confirm with the P button. d Select the TIMER you want to check[...]

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    Changing the TV system If you play back recordings made on another video recorder, the automatic TV system switch-over may lead to colour interferences. a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder. b Press the MENU button. The main menu appears. c Select the line ’SPECIAL SETTINGS’ with the menu butto[...]

  • Page 16

    How to switch to 16:9 You can only use this function, when the video recorder (socket AV1 EXT1 ) and the TV set are connected with a scart cable. a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder. b Press the MENU button. The main menu appears. c Select the line ’SPECIAL SETTINGS’ with the menu buttons P = [...]

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    d Select the line ’AUTO STANDBY’ with the menu buttons P = or P ; . e Select ’ON’ with the menu buttons Q or P . If you se- lect ’OFF’, the function will be switched off. f Confirm with the OK button. g To end, press the MENU button. D A TIMER recording only functions when the video recorder is switched to standby . The ’DEMO’ funct[...]

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    D With the function ’Easy Link/NexTView’ the modulator will be switched off automatically. a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder. b Please note that no cassette has been inserted. Press the STOP/EJECT ? and the PLAY G button simultaneous- ly for several seconds until e.g.: ’CH35’ appears in [...]

  • Page 19

    Audio dubbing This function enables you to replace (dub) the sound track of an existing recording with another sound track. To do this, connect an audio source (e.g.: a CD-player) to the L-AUDIO-R (programme number ’E3’) socket. a Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the video recorder. b Press the MENU button. The[...]

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    f Switch the camera recorder to ’still picture’ (playback- pause). g Confirm with the menu button P . The video recorder now controls the connected camera recorder type. h The following message appears on the TV screen: ’VCR CONTROL DETECTED’ when the video recorder controls the camera recorder or ’CAMERA CONTROL DETECTED’ when the came[...]

  • Page 21

    Before you call an engineer If, contrary to expectation, you experience any difficulty in operating this video recorder, it may be caused by one of the reasons mentioned below. You can also call the customer service in your country. You will find the telephone numbers in the enclosed guarantee leaflet. The set does not respond to any button being p[...]

  • Page 22

    Acura 02 GoldStar 15, 20, 27 Proline 31 Adyson 20 Goodmans 07, 10, 20, 29, 36 Protech 02, 12, 20, 23, 25, 38 Akai 18, 33 Gorenje 35 Quelle 03, 04, 33 Akura 21, 25 Graetz 33 Questa 07 Alba 02, 07, 21 Granada 10, 18, 20 Rank Arena 07 Allorgan 28 Grandin 26 Rediffusion 33 Amplivision 20 Grundig 17 Rex 25 Amstrad 02 HCM 02, 26 Roadstar 02, 21, 25, 38 A[...]

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    The remote control EJECT J Eject : Eject casette STANDBY m Switch off : Switch off set, interrupt function, interrupt TIMER-recording CHILD LOCK u Child lock : Switch child lock on/off CLEAR (CL) Delete : Delete last entry/clear TIMER COUNTER Counter : Select display of tape positon MONITOR TV monitor : Switch between TV reception and VCR playback [...]

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    Front of the set STANDBY m Standby : Switch off, interrupt menu function, interrupt TIMER-recording RECORD n Record : Record the programme selected at this moment PROGRAMME ; Programme number Plus : Programme number up PROGRAMME = Programme number Minus : Programme number down PLAY G Playback : Playback a recorded cassette STOP/EJECT ? Pause/Stop :[...]