On recording, Copyrights, Copy guard function – Sony RDR-VX521 User Manual

Page 3: Important safety instructions, Important notice

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be operated in a horizontal
position only.

• Keep the recorder, discs, and

cassettes away from equipment
with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens, or large

• Do not place heavy objects on the


• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do

not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the

• When you move the recorder, take

out any discs. If you do not, the
disc may be damaged.

On recording

• Contents of the recording cannot

be compensated for if the
recording or playback is not made
due to a malfunction of the
recorder, disc, etc.

• Make trial recordings before

making the actual recording.


• Television programs, 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
program owner.

• This product incorporates

copyright protection technology
that is protected by U.S. patents
and other intellectual property
rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.

Copy guard function

Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programs 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 signal.

If you have any questions or
problems concerning your recorder,
please consult your nearest Sony



Read these instructions.


Keep these instructions.


Heed all warnings.


Follow all instructions.


Do not use this apparatus near


Clean only with dry cloth.


Do not block any ventilation
openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s


Do not install near any heat
sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.


Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized or grounding-
type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than
the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.

10 Protect the power cord from

being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the

11 Only use attachments/

accessories specified by the

12 Use only with the cart, stand,

tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.

13 Unplug this apparatus during

lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.

14 Refer all servicing to qualified

service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.


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 this.