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.
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TIMER RECORDING (cont.)
You can programme a timer recording that starts within 24 hours using the JOG dial on the recorder.
24 Hour Express Timer Programming
Before performing the 24 Hour Express Timer Programming:
â Make sure that the recorderâs built-in clock is set properly. â Select the deck. â Set the tape speed. â For the VHS deck: Insert a VHS (or S-VHS) cassette with the record safety tab intact. For the DV deck: Insert a Mini DV cassette with the erase protection switch set to âRECâ.
A Enter the programme mode.
Press 24H EXPRESS # on the recorder. The start time indicator ( ) starts blinking on the front display panel.
â The current tape speed and VPS/PDC setting appear on the front display panel, but it is impossible to change the setting. You can only change the setting after programming ( pg. 42).
B Set the programme start/stop time and
Turn the JOG dial to the left or right to set the time you want recording to start.
â One click stop of the JOG dial changes the time in 5-minute intervals.
Push the JOG dial. The stop time indicator ( ) starts blinking on the front display panel. Turn the JOG dial to the left or right to set the time you want recording to stop.
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Push the JOG dial. Turn the JOG dial to the left or right to select the channel you wish to record.
â You can cancel the setting at any time by pressing and holding the JOG dial for more than 3 seconds or pressing & on the remote control. Repeat the step 2.
C Engage the recorderâs timer mode.
Press 24H EXPRESS #. The recorder turns off automatically and â#â appears on the front display panel.
â To disengage the timer mode, press # (TIMER) or 24H EXPRESS # again.