Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
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Playback (DV Deck)
The DV deck cannot be operated. The DV deck is not selected. ] Press DV/HDD/DVD on the unit repeatedly or DV on the remote so that the DV lamp lights up on the unit. The tape will not rewind or fast-forward. The tape is already fully rewound or fast-forwarded. ] Check the cassette. The playback picture does not appear while the tape is running.
â The TV is not set to the AV mode. ] Set the TV to the AV mode. â â
Recording (HDD Deck)
TV broadcasts cannot be recorded.
AL-1B or AF-1B has been selected as the input mode. ] Set to the desired channel. Camcorder recording is not possible.
â The camcorder has not been properly connected. ] Confirm that the camcorder is properly connected. â The input mode is not correct.
] Set the input mode to AF-1B. (A pg. 62)
Recording (DV Deck)
During recording, the tape does not run. The DV recording lamp lights up on the unit.
â The unit is in the Record Pause mode. ] Press I to resume recording.
Noise appears during visual search.
This is normal.
The playback picture is blurred or interrupted while TV broadcasts are clear or AUSE CLEANING CASSETTEB message appears on the screen. The video heads may be dirty. ] Use a dry cleaning cassette M-DV12CL, or consult your JVC dealer.
Recording cannot be done.
There is no cassette loaded, or the cassette loaded has had its erase protection switch set to ASAVEB.
] Insert a Mini DV cassette, or set the erase protection switch set to ARECB. Camcorder recording is not possible.
â The camcorder has not been properly connected. ] Confirm that the camcorder is properly connected. â The input mode is not correct. ] Set the input mode to AF-1B or ADVB.
Recording (DVD Deck)
The desired program cannot be recorded. The channel position does not correspond to that in the receiving area. ] Set the correct channel position for the receiving broadcast. (A pg. 22) Recording cannot be made.
The tape is automatically rewound, then the unit is shut off.
â The end of the tape was reached during recording. ] The program may not have been recorded in its entirety. Next time make sure you have enough time on the tape to record the entire program.
No disc or a disc not being compatible with the unit is loaded.
] Load a recordable disc on the unit. (A pg. 7) â The disc loaded is not formatted. ] Format the disc. (A pg. 74) â A finalized DVD-R disc is loaded. ] Recording cannot be made on finalized discs. Load a recordable disc on the unit. â The disc is full or does not have enough space for the title to be recorded. ] Clear unnecessary titles on the disc or load a blank disc. (A pg. 52) â The DVD-RAM disc loaded has had its protect tab slid to the protect position. ] Release the protect tab. (A pg. 10)
Audio dubbing is not possible. ADV AUDIO RECB had been set to A16BITB at the original recording. ] Set ADV AUDIO RECB to A12BITB at the original recording. â The tape speed had been set to LP at the original recording. ] Set the tape speed to SP at the original recording. Monitoring the audio dubbed sound is not possible during audio dubbing. ] This is normal. Monitor the sound using the connected devices.