Sony 1983
Betamax PCM-701ES

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PCM-701ES inside
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Fault and repair guide

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PCM-701ES rear connectors
Rear connectors

PCM-701ES connection setup
Typical connection set-up
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LINE IN (phono input jacks for audio components)
Connects with the tape outputs of an audio amplifier and the LINE OUT jacks of a stereo microphone amplifier.
LINE OUT (phono output jacks for audio components)
Connects with the tape inputs of an audio amplifier.
VIDEO IN (phone jack)
Connects to the video outputs of a video cassette recorder.
VIDEO OUT (phono jack)
Connects to the video inputs of a video cassette recorder. (Note: the output signal for this jack is cut off when the COPY button is set to ON.)
MONITOR OUT (phono jack)
Connects to the input jack of a Sony Profeel type video monitor.
COPY OUT (phono jack)
For digital copying. When making digital tape copies, connect the COPY OUT jack to the VIDEO IN jack of the second video recorder and set the COPY button to ON. VTR 1 will be used to playback the recorded tape and VTR 2 will make the copy.

Note: The copy out jack can also be used for conventional recording of two tapes simultaneously. In this instance, leave the COPY button set to off.

CAUTION: Only use the COPY OUT jack for digital copying or for simultaneous recording using two video recorders. Never make connections with the COPY OUT jack for normal recording using only one video recorder. If the COPY OUT jack is used as a conventional video output, distorted sound reproduction will result.

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