Thanks so much for the Owner's manual for my Sony PS - FL1. I had purchased the turntable off of eBay. It came in and looked great. Packed well and appeared to be great. I balanced and aligned the tone are and hooked it up. When trying to play a record the tone are would move to the right place and just before it would drop to play it moved back off the edge of the record before touching down. I searched the net for an answer to this issue. No luck. Then I purchased the owners manual and sure enough there was a place to adjust where the stylus touched down. That adjustment solved the problem and saved me a $35 feet to have the player checked out. The manual is well written and easy to understand. It is a must have for anyone with this front loading Sony turntable.
Some years back I pruchased a Sansui G-9000. I had it cleaned up and a problem with the left channel repaired. When I got it back I hooked it up to my tape decks, turn tables, TV and it played great. The only thing I was not really satisfied with was the performance of my Graphic Equalizer. I purchased this owner's manual had poured myself a cup of coffee. The manual is well organized and written in plain language. It also contained the solution to my dissatisfaction. By using the preamp connections coupled I was able to run everything through my graphic equalizer and now enjoy the full potential of my complete system.
An excellent service for the price, however, it would also have been handy if the troubleshooter pages were included. The manual is only sent in the language of your country, thus it looks as though there are some pages missing. Otherwise highly recommended.
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Record One Programme While Watching Another
SELECT CHANNEL TO WATCH
Once recording is in progress, all you need to do is to set the channel controls on the TV for the station you wish to view.
â The programme selected with the TVâs channel controls appears on the TV screen while the one selected with the TV PROG. button(s) is recorded on the tape.
Elapsed Recording Time Indication
You can check the exact time of a recording.
SET COUNTER DISPLAY
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Press DISPLAY until a counter reading appears on the dispay panel. â Pressing the button changes the type of display: Channel, Clock or Counter.
Press C. RESET before starting recording or playback.
â The counter is reset to â0:00:00â and shows the exact elapsed time as the tape runs.
Instant Timer Recording (ITR)
This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 6 hours (selectable in 30-min. increments), and shuts the recorder off after recording is finished.
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Press RECORD on the recorder.
ENGAGE ITR MODE
Press RECORD again. "REC" blinks and 0:30 appears on the front display panel.
SET RECORDING DURATION
If you want to record for more than 30 minutes, press RECORD to extend the time. Each press extends recording time by 30 minutes.
You can only perform ITR using the RECORD button on the recorder's front panel.