JVC GR-DVL20 Camcorder user manual

Using This Instruction Manual

All major sections and subsections are listed in the Table Of Contents on the cover page.

Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read these as well.

Basic and advanced features/operation are separated for easier reference.

It is recommended that you . . .

.... refer to the Index (Z pgs. 58 62) and familiarize yourself with button locations, etc. before use.

.... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions. They contain extremely important information regarding the safe use of this product.

You are recommended to carefully read the cautions on pages 55 through 57 before use.


Connection to the mains supply in the United

DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment.

If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your

BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace the fuse cover.

If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.

If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then follow the instructions given below:

DO NOT make any connection to the Larger

Terminal coded E or Green.

The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:




Warning on lithium cell battery

(for remote control unit)

The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100C or incinerate.

Replace the battery with Maxell, Panasonic

(Matsushita Electric), Sanyo or Sony CR2025; use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. n Dispose of used battery promptly. n Keep away from children. n Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in

Blue to N (Neutral) or Black

Brown to L (Live) or Red

If these colours do not correspond with the terminal identifications of your plug, connect as

Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured black.

Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red.

If in doubt consult a competent electrician. n To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. n When you are not using the AC Power

Adapter/Charger for a long period of time, it is recommended that you disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.

The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the main unit.

The rating plate (serial number plate) of the AC

Power Adapter/Charger is on its bottom.

This camcorder is designed to be used with PALtype colour television signals. It cannot be used for playback with a television of a different standard. However, live recording and LCD monitor/viewfinder playback