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Samsung SV-5000W

NTSC/PAL/SECAM-compatible HiFi VCR

Item # 305SV5000W

If you've ever tried to send home movies or other VHS recordings to friends or family overseas, you've probably...

If you've ever tried to send home movies or other VHS recordings to friends or family overseas, you've probably...

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Item # 305SV5000W

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About the Samsung SV-5000W

If you've ever tried to send home movies or other VHS recordings to friends or family overseas, you've probably discovered that tapes recorded in the U.S. are incompatible with many foreign broadcast standards. Now Samsung's clever SV-5000W offers an easy solution — it lets you play back and record in nearly every broadcast format on the planet!

If you've ever tried to send home movies or other VHS recordings to friends or family overseas, you've probably discovered that tapes recorded in the U.S. are incompatible with many foreign broadcast standards. Now Samsung's clever SV-5000W offers an easy solution — it lets you play back and record in nearly every broadcast format on the planet!

This VCR's sophisticated digital technology can input and output signals in NTSC (the U.S. broadcast standard), PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, and MESECAM formats, as well as convert one format to another for recording or playback. So you can hook up your camcorder (the front-panel inputs make it easy!) and record home movies viewable on players overseas, or play tapes you receive from abroad.

If you take the SV-5000W with you when you travel, you'll be assured hassle-free playback and recording just about everywhere in the world. Auto voltage switching means you don't have to worry about incompatibility with foreign electrical outlets — this VCR can operate on any voltage between 100 and 240 volts. Handy features like VCR Plus+® (for easy timer recording in the U.S.) and Quasi S-VHS playback extend the SV-5000W's versatility.

Details:

  • worldwide video record and playback compatibility: NTSC, PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, MESECAM (record in any country except France)
  • auto voltage switching
  • 12/24-hour clock
  • 4 video heads
  • crystal-clear still, frame advance, and slow motion
  • Quasi S-VHS playback (VHS resolution)
  • HiFi stereo playback for Dolby® Pro Logic™ surround sound with your home theater system
  • MTS stereo TV reception
  • index search
  • front-panel A/V inputs
  • audio dubbing
  • VCR Plus+ (for U.S. recording only)
  • auto channel set
  • on-screen menus in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese
  • remote with jog/shuttle controls
  • worldwide TV tuner
  • 6-event/1-month program timer
  • 6-hour memory backup
  • 16-15/16"W x 3-7/8"H x 12-1/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor

Consumer Alert: This component has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission's digital television website at: www.dtv.gov

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What's in the box:

  • Hi-Fi "Worldwide" VHS VCR with attached 5' power cord
  • Wireless remote control (00010D)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 4' RF coaxial cable (with slip-on "F" connectors)
  • Female "F" to Male PAL adapter
  • Female "F" to Female PAL adapter
  • 4' RF coaxial cable (terminated with PAL connectors)
  • 58" Composite video cable
  • 58" Stereo RCA audio cable
  • Owner' Instructions
  • Warranty sheet
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Compatibility

Worldwide VCR: This VCR can be used in any country (except France), and can playback and record in NTSC, NTSC-4.43, PAL, PAL-N, PAL-M, SECAM and MESECAM formats.

Auto Voltage Switching: Accepts between 100 and 240 volts AC and will automatically adjust to operate on the received voltage.

Power Outlet: An AC plug adapter (not included) will be needed to use this unit in countries that do not use standard polarized outlets.

Features

System Conversion: This unit's digital system converter allows you to convert an input signal of one format into another format (for recording) and convert a recorded signal into different format (for playback). This means that you can make recordings in a different format than the one used for the original broadcast/recording. Also, a tape that was recorded with one format may be played back (output) in another format (i.e. a tape recorded with PAL may be played back in NTSC).

On-Screen Display: You can set the on-screen display to one of 6 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Recording Speeds: When recording a tape in NTSC or PAL-M, you can choose SP (Standard Play) or SLP (Super Long Play). When recording a tape in PAL, SECAM, or MESECAM, the speeds are SP (Standard Play) or LP (Long Play).

Super VHS Quasi Playback (SQPB): You can playback a Super VHS tape by activating the SQPB in the VCR setup menu. Playing a Super VHS recording without activating SQPB will result in distorted video output.

VCR Plus+ Recording: VCR Plus+ selects programs to be recorded with a Plus Code number, usually found in most program listings. Once the VCR Plus+ guide numbers have been set up in the menu, you can program the VCR to record a program by simply entering the Plus Code number (up to 8 digits). Note: VCR Plus+ is not available in all regions.

12/24 Hour Clock: You can set the VCR to display a 12 or 24 hour clock.

Return to Zero: During playback or recording, this feature allows you to reset the tape counter at a point on the tape that you want to locate later. To use this feature, you simply reset the tape counter at the desired point, then, after playback or recording, press the Rewind or Fast Forward button on the unit or remote. The unit will stop when the counter at 0:00:00.

Shuttle Function: When viewing a tape recorded in SP you can vary the playback speed by using the Shuttle ring on the remote. From normal forward speed, you can vary the playback speed forward to 1/5x, 1/10x, 2x, 7x or 9x normal speed. You can also change to reverse 9x, 7x, 2x, 1/5x or 1/10x normal speed or still frame. The variable speeds are slightly different when viewing a tape recorded in SLP or LP.

Strobe: The Strobe feature allows you to view still images in succession. During playback, pressing the Strobe button on the remote will cause the VCR to display one still frame at a time. You can vary the rate of the display by pressing the + or -- buttons.

Art Mode: During normal playback or Strobe playback, you can apply a special effect to the picture with the "Art" button on the remote. The picture contrast is changed to resemble artwork, and the contrast can be varied by pressing the + or -- buttons.

Monitor: During system conversion, you can switch between the original input signal and the converted output signal by pressing the Monitor button on the remote.

Specifications

Horizontal Resolution:

  • NTSC: 220 lines (nominal)
  • PAL/SECAM: 240 lines (nominal)

Video S/N: 43dB (nominal)

Video Signal Systems:

  • NTSC/PAL-M Color Systems: 525 lines, 60 fields
  • PAL/PAL-N/SECAM/MESECAM Color Systems: 625 lines, 50 fields

Inputs and Outputs

Rear Panel:

  • Line 2 Input: RCA stereo audio and composite video inputs
  • Euro AV Input/Output: 21-pin female "SCART" connector (connection to TV)
  • Output 1: RCA stereo audio and composite video outputs
  • Output 2: RCA stereo audio and composite video outputs
  • In From Antenna: RF input with female PAL connector*
  • Out To TV: RF output with male PAL connector*

* Note: PAL to "F" connector adapters are supplied.

Front Panel:

  • Line 1 Input: RCA stereo audio and composite video inputs

Reference

Color system used in each region:

Region Color System
USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin America (except Brazil and Argentina), Japan, Korea, and the Philippines NTSC
Brazil PAL-M
Argentina PAL-N
Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and South East Asia PAL
The Middle and Near East PAL or SECAM
Eastern Europe SECAM

PAL and SECAM tuner systems used in each area:

Area Tuner System
United Kingdom, Hong Kong and South Africa I
China, Russia and Eastern Europe D/K
Western Europe, the East South Asia, the Middle East and the Near East B/G

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