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Playback is the most basic operation possible with your VCR. Audio-visual information recorded on a cassette will be played back on your TV screen just like a broadcast programme.
Load a Video Cassette
before you start
Turn the TV on Tune the TV to your Video Channel or to its AV mode
Make sure that the window side of the cassette is facing up and the spine label is facing away from the VCR. Insert the cassette as shown in the diagram below; donâ€™t use too much force. If the VCR was turned off before you inserted the cassette, the power will come on automatically. The counter on the TV screen will reset to read â€˜0:00:00â€™. If the record safety tab on the video
PR -- / + PUSH / TURN
cassette has been removed, playback begins automatically.
If an NTSC tape is played, â€˜NTSCaPALâ€™ appears on screen for about 5 seconds Some TVs will shrink the picture and place black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. This is not a malfunction but you may lose some on-screen information The picture may roll up or down. Correct this by adjusting the vertical hold on the TV set The counter and tape remaining times will be incorrect The picture will be distorted during search, still or frame-by-frame playback
If the cassette that you inserted does not start playing automatically, press the . button on the VCR or the Remote Control. â€˜bEStâ€™ appears blinking in the display panel during automatic tracking ( pg.Â 34).
Stop & Eject
stop Press the Â§ button on the VCR or the S button on the Remote Control once to stop playback. eject Press the Â§ button on the VCR a second time to eject the cassette from the VCR. The cassette will take about 6 seconds to appear once the Â§ button has been pressed.
NOTE: You can also eject the cassette while the VCR is turned off.