• Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated if the recording or
playback is not made due to a
malfunction of the recorder, disc, etc.
• Make trial recordings before taking the
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while
listening to a section with very low level
inputs or no audio signals. If you do, the
speakers may be damaged when a peak
level section is played.
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls
with a soft cloth slightly moistened with
a mild detergent solution. Do not use any
type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available
cleaning disc. It may cause a
• Television programmes, films, video
tapes, discs, and other materials may be
copyrighted. Unauthorized recording
of such material may be contrary to the
provisions of the copyright laws. Also,
use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television
transmitter and/or programme owner.
• This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected
by method claims of certain U.S.
patents, other intellectual property
rights owned by Macrovision
Corporation, and other rights owners.
Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision Corporation, and is
intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programmes received through
an external tuner (not supplied) may
contain copy protection signals (copy
guard function) and as such may not be
recordable, depending on the type of
Music discs encoded with
This product is designed to playback
discs that conform to the Compact Disc
Recently, various music discs encoded
with copyright protection technologies
are marketed by some record companies.
Please be aware that among those discs,
there are some that do not conform to the
CD standard and may not be playable by
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your recorder, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc
by its edge. Do not touch the surface.
Dust, fingerprints, or scratches on the
disc may cause it to malfunction.
• Do not expose the disc to direct
sunlight or heat sources such as hot air
ducts, or leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight as the temperature may
rise considerably inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the centre out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available
cleaners, or anti-static spray intended
for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
–A disc that has a non-standard shape
(e.g., card, heart).
–A disc with a label or sticker on it.
–A disc that has cellophane tape or
sticker adhesive on it.
Caution: This recorder is capable of
holding a still video image or on-screen
display image on your television screen
indefinitely. If you leave the still video
image or on-screen display image
displayed on your TV for an extended
period of time you risk permanent
damage to your television screen.
Plasma display panels and projection
televisions are especially susceptible to