HITACHI

For U.S.A. only 
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 General 
 
Power 
requirements 
  9.6V 
DC 
 Power 
consumption 
  7.5W 
(nominal) 
 
Dimensions 
 
 
 
4-3/4" (W) x 8-3/8" (H) x13-1/8" (D) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
121 (W) x 213 (H) x 334 (D) mm 
 Weight 
    4.7 
lbs 
(2.15 
kg) 
 
Operating temperature   
32°F ~ 104°F (0°C ~ 40°C) 
 
Storage temperature 
 
 
-4°F ~ 140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C) 

Video Recorder Section 
 
Format   
 
 
 
VHS 
 
Record/playback system 
 
VM-7500LA: Two video record/playback heads 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VM-8500LA: Two video record/playback heads plus a flying 
erase head 
 Video 
signal 
   EIA 
standard 
NTSC 
color 
 Tape 
speed 
   33.35 
mm/sec. 
 Video 
input 
   1.0 
VP-p, 
75 
ohm 
 Video 
output 
   1.0 
VP-p, 
75 
ohm 
 
Audio input 
 
 
 
-7.8 dBs (316 m Vrms), more than 47 kohm 
 
Audio output 
 
 
 
-7.8 dBs (316 m Vrms), less than 1 kohm 
 
Fast forward/rewind time 
 
Less than 6 minutes with T-120 cassette 

Camera Section 
 
Scanning    525 
lines/60 
fields/30 
frames 
 
Required minimum illumination  0.3 lux 
 Pickup 
device 
   1/4" 
C.C.D. 
 Lens 
diameter 
   46 
mm 
For U.S.A. only 
HITACHI 
Service Hotline 
 
To locate an authorized 
HITACHI service facility in 
the continental U.S.A. 
 
DIAL TOLL FREE 
7 days a week, 24 hours a day 
 
800 HITACHI 
1-800-448-2244 
Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. 
Hitachi has made every effort to assure you hours of trouble free operation from your unit. However, should you 
require service, a network of Hitachi Authorized Service Facilities has been established in all 50 states and 
Puerto Rico. Each facility will provide you with convenient and expedient assistance. Our service "Hotline" 
operator will direct you to the Hitachi Authorized Service Facility nearest you. Just present proof of purchase 
and/or delivery receipts to the Hitachi Authorized Service Facility and service will be rendered in accordance 
with the terms of the limited warranty as stated on your warranty card or operating guide. 
Should you have any questions regarding in-warranty service, operation or technical assistance, please