OWNER ’S GUIDE INSTALLATION GUIDE Video Cassette Recorder MODEL VC2010
Limited One-Year Warranty For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of purchase, Directed Electronics, Inc.
Safety Instructions This symbol indicates the presence of high voltage in the unit. It is dangerous to make any kind of contact with any inside part of this product. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. This symbol alerts you that important literature concerning operation and maintenance has been included with this product.
9. Unit Placement - The unit should be positioned on a flat, sturdy surface and secured in such a way that it cannot move freely about the passenger compartment or hinder operation of the vehicle in any way. 10. Object and Liquid Entry - Never insert objects (other than video cassette tapes, as instructed) into this product. Electric shock, fire, or electric short can occur. Never spill/pour liquid of any kind onto/into this product. 11.
Table of Contents Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . FCC Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features FEATURES ACCESSORIES ■ Hi-Fi stereo. ■ VCR. ■ Audio/Video inputs. ■ Remote infrared (IR) sensor (Optional part). ■ Digital auto tracking. ■ Remote control. ■ Built-in HQ (High Quality) video circuitry. ■ AA Batteries for remote. ■ Frame advance and slow motion. ■ Power harness. ■ DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) Head - special alloy reduces head wear and increases durability. ■ Mounting brackets (2). ■ Mounting hardware. ■ 4 machine screws. ■ 4 sheet metal screws.
Front Panel 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 7 1. POWER - Turns VCR on and off. 2. Cassette Compartment - For cassette insertion/removal. 3. EJECT - Ejects cassette. 4. STOP - Stops tape movement. 5. REC - Starts recording. 6. Power Indicator Light 7. Record Indicator Light 8. SP/SLP Indicator - Lit when VCR is recording in SLP mode. 9.
Rear Panel/TV Connection/AV Power To connect the VCR and TV, use cable type (A/V RCA-type) appropriate to your TV. Connect the VCR and TV as shown: 3 4 5 6 Back of TV LINE OUT LINE IN 7 LINE OUT R AUDIO L VIDEO IN ON TV AUDIO IN On TV VIDEO 1 2 1. VIDEO OUT - Connects to TV video input. 2. VIDEO IN - Connects to a second VCR for recording or video camera for recording. 3. AUDIO OUT - Connects to receiver or amplifier input. 4.
Remote Control Always aim the remote control directly at the VCR or the remote sensor eye. EJECT Ejects the tape. POWER Turns VCR on and off. REC Starts recording. ENTER POWER REC EJECT MENU ENTER DISPLAY SHIFT SHIFT PLAY Press to begin playback. REW Rewinds tape from stop mode. STOP Stops tape movement. TRK MENU Selects menu. TRACKING UP/DOWN Adjusts cassette tracking. IISTILL/SLOW STILL(Pause)/SLOW Selects still frame or variable slow motion playback.
Playing a Tape 1. Turn on VCR and TV. Videocassettes recorded on other VCRs and 2. Set input mode on TV to AUX IN, VIDEO or EXTERNAL. videocassettes with copy protection may require 3. Load a video cassette tape. VCR power turns on automatically. 4. 5. Press PLAY to start playback. If the tape doesn’t have a safety tab, VCR will playback automatically. When playback starts, the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking for clear picture and sound. To stop playback, press STOP.
Videocassette Tapes Always insert the videocassette window-side up To record a tape that has the Record Protect with the arrow on the case pointing toward the Safety Tab removed, place a piece of cellophane VCR. tape over the space from which the tab was Use only videocassette tapes marked VHS . European-standard PAL VHS videocassette tapes and S-VHS prerecorded videocassette tapes are not compatible.
Using Special Features FORWARD AND REVERSE PICTURE SEARCH STILL AND FRAME ADVANCE While in Play mode, press REW or FF; to resume on a single still frame. Press STILL/SLOW again normal viewing, press PLAY button. to advance picture frame by frame. To resume FORWARD AND REVERSE JET SEARCH While in Play mode, press and hold REW or FF; Jet Search increases the tape speed 7 times if While in Play mode, press STILL/SLOW to stop normal viewing, press PLAY.
Using Special Features ON SCREEN MENU AUDIO OUTPUT To access the on-screen menu press the MENU The Audio Output function allows you to select button on the remote control. You can access four different types of audio output. Press the the following functions: Record speed, Auto MENU button on the remote control to access repeat, and Audio output. the on-screen menu. Use the SHIFT button to select the Audio Output function.
Troubleshooting Before calling for service, check the following: PROBLEM SOLUTION No Power. Make sure the VCR is on and connected to an operating power source; check the remote for “good” batteries. Videocassette cannot be inserted. Press EJECT to see if a cassette is already in the VCR. Make sure the videocassette is window-side up, with the arrow pointing toward the VCR. No picture, distorted picture playback. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ No TV picture. ■ ■ Streaks (noise) on a taped program.
Specifications Format VHS 1/2 inch (12.7mm) Recording System Rotary Double azimuth four-head helical scanning Video Heads DA-4 rotary heads Audio heads Linear : 1 stationary Hi-Fi : 2 rotary Control head 1 stationary Erase 1 full track; 1 audio track Record/play time 6 hours with T-120 in SLP mode Video input Video IN terminal (RCA)1.0 Vp-p Video output Video out terminal (RCA)1.
The company behind this system is Directed Electronics, Inc. Since its inception, Directed has had one purpose, to provide consumers with the finest vehicle security, car stereo products, rear seat entertainment, and accessories available. The recipient of more than 20 patents in the field of advanced electronic technology, Directed is ISO 9001 registered. Quality Directed Electronics products are sold and serviced throughout North America and around the world.