The service manual when downloaded and printed out was clear and easy to read. The manual is complete with the schematic diagram and technical data. I occasionally require a manual and now having registered with this company I shall order from them in the future.
Text excerpt from page 40 (click to view)
programme satellite receiver Enter the details of the programme into your satellite receiver (see receiver manual) and put a tape in the VCR. get to the mode set screen Press m. Move the highlight bar to MODE SET using the A and B buttons and press O (or E). select l-2 select mode Move the highlight bar to L-2 SELECT using the A and B buttons. Press O (or E) to select L-2 or SAT. Then press m. set tape speed Press / on the Remote Control to set the tape speed to either SP or LP. engage vcr in auto mode Press and hold SATc on the VCR for about 2 seconds. The SATc indicator on the VCR display panel lights up and the VCR turns off automatically. Any signal detected at the AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER connecter will automatically start the VCR recording; when the signal stops, so will the VCR.
connectors Auto Satellite Prog Recording is only possible using the AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER connector. timer mode You cannot put the VCR into TIMER MODE when using Auto Satellite Prog Recording Mode.
r The number of programmes recorded will not be displayed on the VCR display panel when the r button is pressed.
timer recording Auto Satellite Prog Recording is not possible if your satellite receiver does not have a timer. indicator The SATc indicator light flashes when Auto Satellite Prog Recording is in progress. disengage To disengage the VCR during Auto Satellite Prog Recording, press the o button. The VCR will stop recording and turns off. tape speed When recording two or more programmes consecutively, you cannot set a different tape speed for each programme. The first speed selected will apply to all programmes in that recording session. b.e.s.t. The B.E.S.T. system will not work during Auto Satellite Prog Recording. just clock Just Clock does not work when in Auto Satellite Prog Recording mode. incoming signal The VCR will only react to the start of an incoming signal at the AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER connecter. If you try to engage Auto Satellite Prog Recording Mode whilst the satellite receiver is powered on, the SATc indicator light will flash but the VCR will not record. You must power the satellite receiver off then on again to begin recording in these circumstances. cable input You can record in the same way from a cable system as long as you connect the cable system has a timer on/off function and is connected to the AV2 (L-2) IN/DECODER. incompatibilities Some satellite receivers output signals even when turned off. These receivers cannot be used with this VCR in this way.