Tape management – Sharp SRT-8040 User Manual
This VCR is equipped with a tape management function.
Using this function you can protect previous recordings
and prevent overuse of the tape by controlling the tape
protection term (number of days), the maximum number
of re-recordings of the tape and the recording group. For
details on how to set this function, refer to “Setting the
Tape Management Function”.
To set the number of days before the
tape can be rerecorded over.
REC PASS SET: To limit the number of rerecordings,
in order to maintain a good image
GROUP NO. SET: To manage tapes belonging to
different recording groups.
Before using this function, make sure that the clock is
To use the tape management function, it must be set
before recording is started.
The tape management data is recorded at the
beginning of the tape.
When the REC button is pressed, the VCR will rewind
the tape to the beginning, and will play back some of the
tape to check for the presence of tape management data
(no image appears). The message “T. MANAGE. CHK”
appears on-screen while the presence and type of data
are being checked.
When performing program timer recording, single
image recording and alarm recording, the tape
management function will not operate even if it is
If no tape management data is present on the
Recording will start according to the settings in the
(TAPE MANAGEMENT) menu.
When recording starts, the updated tape
management data is recorded onto the tape.
If the tape has already been recorded on, the
message “USED TAPE” will flash on-screen until
If tape management data is present on the tape
The tape management data is checked and if there is no
conflict, the VCR will rewind the tape to the beginning,
then recording starts and the updated tape management
data is recorded onto the tape. The message “T.
MANAGE. OK” appears on-screen while the tape is
being rewound and the tape management data is being
If a conflict is found when the tape management data
is checked, the (TAPE MANAGEMENT) menu is
displayed and the conflicting setting will flash. This
menu will show the settings taken from the data
recorded on the tape and not the current data settings
held in the VCR’s (TAPE MANAGEMENT) menu
setting. Refer to “Tape Management Conflict Display”
for detailed information.
If the VCR is set for alarm recordings, alarms will be
recorded based on the different settings.
If an alarm signal is input while “T. MANAGE. CHK” is
displayed, the alarms will be recorded after feeding a
certain amount of tape but the data will not be
If an alarm signal is input during data recording, the
alarms will be recorded after data recording.
If the tape management data cannot be read, the
VCR will switch to stop mode and “DATA NG” will
be displayed on-screen.
This may indicate that the beginning of the tape
(data recording/reading section) is damaged and
the tape may be unusable.
The message “DATA NG” will disappear when the
EJECT or PLAY button is pressed.
Set the security lock function to on in order to
protect the security of this feature.
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