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V / C R
Record One Programme While Watching Another
If your recorder is connected to the TV via AV connection, . . . . . . press TV/VCR. The recorder's VCR indicator and the TV broadcast being recorded disappear.
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 recorder's TV PROG. buttons is recorded on the tape. â If a decoder is connected to the recorder ( pg. 35), you can select a scrambled channel as well with the TV channel controls.
TV PROG. COUNTER RESET
Elapsed Recording Time Indication
You can check the exact time of a recording.
SET COUNTER DISPLAY
1 4 7
2 5 8 0
3 6 9
Press DISPLAY until a counter reading appears on the dispay panel.
Press C.(COUNTER) 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.
Tape Remaining Time
DISPLAY REMAINING TIME
Press DISPLAY until the time remaining on the tape appears. â By pressing the DISPLAY button, you can change the display to show the counter reading, channel position*, clock time or tape remaining time.
* channel position is not displayed during playback.
Depending on the type of tape used, there may be times when the tape remaining time reading may not appear right away, or is not correct. "- - : - -" may sometimes appear, or the display may blink on occasion.