Sharp DV-RW370X Specifications

Before you start
MODEL
OPERATION MANUAL
Recording
Please read this Operation Manual carefully before
using your VCR/DVD RECORDER COMBINATION.
Getting started
DV-RW370X
Connections
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
Disc Playback
Editing
DV-RW370
OPEN/CLOSE
PAL
OPERATE
STOP/EJECT
REW
PLAY
F.FWD
VCR
STOP
PLAY
REC/OTR
DUBBING
OUTPUT SELECT
The region number for
this unit is 4.
Changing the
Setup menu
PROGRAMME
(TRACKING)
4
DVD
REC/OTR
VCR functions
Others
PAL
Before you start
Precautions
Power Cord Protection
FOR YOUR SAFETY (in Australia):
Install any external aerial to AS 1417.1
To avoid any malfunctions of the unit, and to protect
against electric shock, fire or personal injury, please
observe the following.
• Hold the plug firmly when connecting or disconnecting
the AC power cord.
• Keep the AC power cord away from heating appliances.
• Never put any heavy object on the AC power cord.
• Do not bundle any cables such as; AC power cord,
Round Coaxial cable or other cables that are used to
connect this unit to your TV together. Or never put
any cables on the top panel of this unit. The noise or
disturbance of the picture may be generated.
• Do not attempt to repair or reconstruct the AC power
cord in any way.
NOTE:
This unit can be used only where the power supply is
AC 230–240V ~ ± 10%, 50Hz ± 0.5%. It cannot be used
elsewhere.
CAUTION:
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN
THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
AS THE LASER BEAM USED IN THIS UNIT IS
HARMFUL TO THE EYES, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
DISASSEMBLE THE CABINET. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY.
Nonuse Periods
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
• When the unit is not being used, switch the unit to the
standby mode.
• When left unused for a long period of time, the unit
should be unplugged from the household AC outlet.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, AND ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
No Fingers or Other Objects Inside
Do not put your fingers or objects on the disc tray or in
the cassette compartment.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING, NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS,
SUCH AS VASES, SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE
APPARATUS.
Warning of Dew Formation
Laser Diode Properties
Material:
GaAs
Wave length:
DVD: 658 nm
CD: 790 nm
Emission Duration: Continuous
Laser output:
Max. 19 mW
• This unit is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product.
• The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT marking is embossed on
the rear cover.
• This product contains a low power laser device. To
ensure continued safety,
do not remove any cover or
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CLASSE 1 PRODUIT LASER
attempt to gain access to
PRODUCT CON LASER CLASE 1
the inside of the product.
Refer all servicing to qualified
personnel.
DVD/VCR
AV2 (DECODER)
DVD
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
OUT
Moisture may form inside the unit under the following
conditions:
• Immediately after a heater is turned on.
• In a steamy or humid room.
• When the unit is suddenly moved from a cold to warm
environment. If moisture forms inside this unit, it may
not operate properly or damage the video tape. In such
case, turn on the power and wait for more than 2 hours
for the moisture to evaporate.
ANTENNA
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
OUT
VIDEO OUT
Y
IN
AV1 (TV)
L
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
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Supplied Accessory
• Remote control
with two AA (R6) size batteries
• Round Coaxial cable
• Scart output adaptor
• Operation Manual
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• Video / Audio cable
Before you start
Location and Handling
Getting started
Recording
Copyright
Copyright may exist in material you wish to record. Copying such material without permission of the relevant licensee(s) or
owner(s) of the copyright is prohibited by law. SHARP is not in a position to authorise the recording of copyright works and
nothing in this manual should be read or implied as giving that authority.
Connections
• Do not stand the unit vertically. Install the unit in a horizontal and stable position. Do not place anything directly on top
of the unit. Do not place the unit directly on top of the TV.
• Depending on the TV, noise or disturbance of the picture and/or sound may be generated if the unit is placed too close
to your TV. In this case, please ensure enough space between your TV and the unit.
• Do not cover or place the unit in enclosed spaces to prevent excessive temperature build up.
• Keep the distances 20cm around apparatus of ventilation openings.
• Do not place the unit in direct sunlight, or near heat sources. Do not place any combustible objects on the device (candles, etc.).
• Depending on the environment, the temperature of the unit may increase slightly. This is not a malfunction.
• Keep the unit away from strong magnetic objects.
• Do not place any object containing water or other liquids on the unit. In the event that liquid should enter the cabinet,
unplug the unit immediately and contact the retailer or service centre approved by SHARP immediately.
• Do not remove the unit cabinet. Touching parts inside the cabinet could result in electric shock and/or damage to the
unit. For service and adjustment inside the cabinet, call a qualified dealer or service centre approved by SHARP.
• Be sure to remove a disc and unplug the AC power cord from the output before carrying the unit.
• Disconnect the mains plug to shut off when find troubles or not in use.
• The mains plug shall remain readily operable.
• Read both manual instructions to ensure correct and safe installation and interconnection of the unit in multimedia systems.
Before you start
Precautions (cont’d)
Copy Protection
Disc Playback
This unit supports Macrovision copy protection.
On DVD discs that include a copy protection code, if the contents of the DVD disc are copied using a VCR, the copy
protection code prevents the videotape copy from playing normally.
U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,819,098; 4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132.
Editing
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 authorised by Macrovision, and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorised by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Changing the
Setup menu
• When attempting to record copy protected material on a VCR or other recording device, the copy protection will
activate and the protected material will not be recorded correctly. In addition, attempting to display copy protected
material on a monitor connected via a VCR, whether for the purpose of viewing or not, will cause an inferior quality
picture to be displayed. This is not a fault of the equipment. Please view copy protected material by connecting the
product directly to the monitor.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
VCR functions
Dolby Digital Recording
“Dolby® Digital Recording enables consumers to record high-quality video with stereo sound on recordable DVD
discs. The technology, when utilized instead of PCM recording, also saves recordable disc space, allowing for higher
video resolution or extended recording time on each DVD. DVDs created using Dolby Digital Recording will play
back on all DVD-Video players.”
Note: This is true when the players are compatible with actual recordable DVD discs.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
“Kodak Picture CD COMPATIBLE” is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.
Others
DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license.
is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.
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Before you start
Precautions (cont’d)
Notice for Progressive Scan Outputs
Consumers should note that not all high definition television sets are fully compatible with this product and may
cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In case of picture problems with 525 or 625 progressive scan output, it is
recommended that the user switch the connection to the ‘standard definition’ output. If there are questions regarding
your TV set compatibility with this 525p or 625p DVD player, please contact our customer service centre.
“Licensed under one or more of U.S. Pat. 4,972,484, 5,214,678, 5,323,396, 5,530,655, 5,539,829, 5,544,247, 5,606,618,
5,610,985, 5,740,317, 5,777,992, 5,878,080, or 5,960,037.”
If There Is Noise Interference on the TV While a Broadcast Is Being Received
Depending on the reception condition of the TV, interference may appear on the TV monitor while you watch a TV
broadcast and the unit is left on. This is not a malfunction of the unit or the TV. To watch a TV broadcast, turn off the unit.
Maintenance
SERVICING
1. Please refer to relevant topics in the “Troubleshooting” on page 91 before returning the product.
2. Do not attempt to service this unit yourself. Instead, unplug it and contact a SHARP Approved Service Centre for
inspection.
3. Be sure the service technician uses authorised replacement parts or their equivalents. Unauthorised parts may cause
fire, electrical shock, or other hazards.
4. Following any service or repair, be sure the service technician performs safety checks to certify that this unit is in safe
operating order.
CLEANING THE CABINET
• Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use a solution containing alcohol, spirits,
ammonia or abrasive.
CLEANING DISCS
• When a disc becomes dirty, clean it with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the centre out. Do not wipe in a circular
motion.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners, detergent, abrasive cleaning agents or
antistatic spray intended for analogue records.
RECOMMENDED MEASURES FOR OPTIMUM PICTURE EXCELLENCE
This unit is a precision device constructed using extremely accurate technology.
• The disc cannot be played if the disc drive component is worn out or if the internal pick up lens is dirty.
• If this unit still does not perform properly although you refer to the relevant sections and to “Troubleshooting” on
page 91, the laser optical pickup unit may be dirty. Consult a SHARP Approved Service Centre for inspection and
cleaning of the laser optical pickup unit.
Soiling or friction affecting the pickup lens or disc drive can impair the image quality. At the worst, neither video
nor audio will be played back. To maintain optimum picture quality, the Player should be serviced (cleaned
and replacement of some parts) every 1,000 hours. Note that this period varies depending on the environment
(temperature, humidity, dust, etc.) in which the unit is used. Contact your authorised SHARP supplier for details.
DISC HANDLING
• When you handle a disc, hold it by its edge and try not to touch the surface of the disc.
• Always store a disc in its protective case when it is not used.
AUTO HEAD CLEANING
• Automatically cleans video heads as you insert or remove a cassette, so you can see a clear picture.
• Playback picture may become blurred or interrupted while the TV programme reception is clear. Dirt accumulated on
the video heads after a long period of use, or the usage of rental or worn tapes can cause this problem. If a streaky or
snowy picture appears during playback, the video heads in your unit may need to be cleaned.
1. Please visit your local Audio/Video store and purchase a good quality VHS Video Head Cleaner.
2. If a Video Head Cleaner does not solve the problem, please consult your dealer or an authorized service centre.
Note
• Remember to read the instructions along with the video head cleaner before use.
• Clean video heads only when problems occur.
For Customer Use:
Read carefully the information located at the bottom of your unit and enter below the Serial No. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.: VCR/DVD RECORDER COMBINATION: DV-RW370X
Serial No.: __________________________________
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Before you start
Before you start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Changing the Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Tour of the Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Language setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Display setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Audio setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Video setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
DVD-Videos Parental Lock level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
VCR functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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Others
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Language code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
VCR functions
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Recording and One-touch Timer Recording (OTR) . . . . . . . .87
Basic Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
One-touch Timer Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Index search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Time search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Other operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Changing the
Setup menu
Information on playing back DVDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Playable discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Colour systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Region codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Playing back on DivX® file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Basic playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Hint for DVD playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Playing back a DVD-RW / DVD-R / DVD+RW / DVD+R disc . .43
Playing back a DVD-Video / CD / Video CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Playing back an MP3 / JPEG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Playing back a DivX® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Playing back discs using the Disc menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Playing back a disc using the Title menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Information on disc editing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Guide to a title list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Edit the recorded disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Editing discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Notes for deleting titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Editing discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Deleting titles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Editing title names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Guide to edit title name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Adding or deleting chapter marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Setting pictures for thumbnails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Deleting a part of a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Dividing a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Combining titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Adding titles to a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Erasing all Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Setting or releasing the title protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Setting or clearing all chapter marks in one title . . . . . . . . . . .77
Editing
Disc Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Disc Playback
Information on DVD recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Type of discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Recordable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Restrictions on recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Information on copy control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Making discs playable in other DVD players (Finalise) . . . . . .25
Usable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Formatting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Choosing the recording format of a brand-new
DVD-RW disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Setting Auto Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Recording Audio Select (XP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Reformatting a disc manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Selecting the Sound mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Setting External Input Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Setting Bilingual Recording Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Basic recording / One-touch Timer Recording (OTR) . . . . . .30
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Checking, cancelling, or correcting the timer programming
information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
To stop the timer recording in progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
If the timer programming did not complete correctly . . . . . .32
Hints for Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Satellite Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Settings for external equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Recording from external equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
DV dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Guide to DV and On-Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Dubbing Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Setting a disc to protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Finalising discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Auto finalise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Recording
Easy DVD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Channel setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Auto Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Manual Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
To select a channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
To skip a Preset channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Clock Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Selecting the On-Screen Display (OSD) language . . . . . . . .23
Selecting the TV aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Getting started
Connecting to a TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Connecting to external equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Connecting to an Audio System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
PBC function for Video CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Playing back a Video CD using the Title menu . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Cancelling and Recalling the PBC function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Special playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Resume playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Fast forward / Fast reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Skipping TV commercials during playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Pause. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Rapid Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Step by step playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Slow forward / Slow reverse playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Marker Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Title / Chapter search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Track search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Direct Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Time search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Repeat/Random/Programme playback / Slide Show. . . . . .56
Repeat playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Random playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Programme playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Slide Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
DivX® VOD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Selecting the format of audio and video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Switching subtitles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Switching audio soundtrack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Switching virtual surround system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Switching camera angles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Reducing block noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Connections
Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Table of contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Symbols used in this Operation Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Functional overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing batteries in the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
About the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Child Lock function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
The VCR/DVD recorder Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Guide to On-Screen Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Before you start
Table of contents
Before you start
Features
Recording
The unit is compatible with DVD-RW discs, which are
recordable repeatedly, and DVD-R discs, which are
recordable only once.
Also, this unit allows you to record to the video cassette
tape. You can choose either one for your convenience.
VCR MODE DVD MODE
Recording up to 8 programmes:
You can programme the unit to record up to 8 programmes,
up to a month in advance. Daily or weekly programme
recordings are also possible.
One-touch Timer Recording:
You can set your required recording end time easily. Every
time [VCR REC/OTR I] or [DVD REC/OTR I] is pressed
during basic recording, the recording end time will be
increased by 30 minutes up to 8 hours. The recording
automatically stops when the recording time you set is
finished.
Dubbing mode:
You can copy a DVD disc to a videotape or copy a videotape to
a DVD disc. This function will be available only if the DVD disc
and the videotape are not copy-protected.
Left channel stereo recording:
The unit can record monaural sound from the Left channel
as pseudo stereo sound (same Left and Right channels)
automatically. (This function is not available for input source of
AV3 jacks on the front panel.)
DVD MODE
Automatic Chapter marks setting:
Chapter marks will be added to recordings as you set them in
the Setup menu before starting to record.
Automatic Title menu making (Video mode):
The unit creates Title menus automatically when finalising discs.
Automatic Playlist making (VR mode):
The unit creates a Playlist automatically after recording.
Automatic finalising (Video mode):
You can finalise discs automatically at the end of the disc
space if you set this in the Setup menu.
Playback
DVD MODE
Theatre surround sound:
When the unit is connected to an amplifier or a decoder
compatible with Dolby Digital or DTS, you can enjoy
theatre-quality surround sound from discs recorded with the
surround sound system.
Quick search:
You can easily find the part you want to watch using the
search function. Search for a desired point on a disc by title,
chapter or time.
Playback from Original or a Playlist (VR mode):
You can play back titles using either the Original list or a
Playlist.
Virtual Surround System:
You can enjoy stereophonic space through your exciting 2
channel stereo system.
Playing back on DivX® file:
The unit performs a DivX® file purchased through the official
site of DivX® Video which is called DivX® Video-On-Demand
(VOD) services, and recorded it on the DVD-RW/-R or CD-RW/-R.
Playing back on MP3, JPEG and Kodak Picture CD files:
You can enjoy MP3, JPEG and Kodak Picture CD files which
are recorded on CD-RW/-R.
VCR MODE
Quick search for what you want to watch:
You can easily find the part you want to watch using the Index
or Time search functions. An index mark will be assigned at
the beginning of each recording you make. For Time search
function, you can go to a specific point on a tape by entering
the exact amount of time you wish to skip.
Editing
DVD MODE
Delete titles:
If the title is no longer you need, you can delete it from the
disc. This is a useful method if you want to increase the
capacity of DVD-RW discs.
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Editing title names:
You can change the title name you prefer.
Add or delete chapter marks (DVD-RW only):
You can easily add chapter marks for easy editing.
Choose the picture for thumbnails (VR mode only):
You can select a picture for thumbnail at a point you like.
A scene delete from a title (VR mode only):
If the title has many commercials or the part you don't want,
you can erase them from the title.
Making your own Playlist (VR mode, Playlist only):
While the Original list remains unchanged, you can edit titles
as you prefer and create your own Playlist.
Divide title / Combine titles / Add titles / Erase all titles
Protecting titles (VR mode, Original only):
To avoid accidental editing or erasing of titles, the protect
function is useful when set to “ON” in the Original list.
Compatibility
DVD MODE
Playing back discs recorded in Video mode on any regular DVD player:
Discs recorded in Video mode can be played back on regular
DVD players, including computer DVD drives compatible
with DVD-Video playback. You will need to finalise the discs
recorded in Video mode to play back in other DVD players.
* DVD-Video Format (Video mode) is a new format for recording
on DVD-RW/-R discs that was approved by the DVD Forum in
2000. Adoption of this format is optional for manufactures of
DVD playback devices and there are DVD-Video players, DVDROM drives and other DVD playback devices available that
cannot play back DVD-RW/-R discs recorded in the DVD-Video
Format.
Official DivX® Certified product
Plays all versions of DivX® video (including DivX®6 ) with
standard playback of DivX® media files.
Symbols used in this Operation Manual
To show what recording mode or media type applies to each
function, the following symbols appear at the beginning of
each operating item.
Symbol Description
Description refers to VHS tapes
Use only cassettes marked VHS (
PAL
).
Description refers to DVD-RW in Video mode
Description refers to DVD-RW in VR mode
Description refers to DVD-R in Video mode
Description refers to DVD-Video discs
*Description refers to DVD+RW discs
*Description refers to DVD+R discs
Description refers to DVD-RAM discs
Description refers to Audio CDs
Description refers to Video CDs
Description refers to CD-RW/-R discs with
MP3 files
Description refers to CD-RW/-R discs with
JPEG files, including Kodak Picture CD files
Description refers to DVD-RW/-R and
CD-RW/-R discs with DivX® files
* There may be a disc which cannot be used or played back.
Before you start
Before you start
Functional overview
1*
Front Panel
2*
3
4
DV-RW370
OPEN/CLOSE
OPERATE
STOP/EJECT
PLAY
VCR
DVD
STOP
PLAY
DV-IN
REW
F.FWD
REC/OTR
12
DUBBING
OUTPUT SELECT
13 14 15
16 17*18 19 20 21
* … You can also turn on the unit by pressing these buttons or insert a tape.
Editing
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR functions
Others
Button names described in the Operation Manual
The instructions in this manual are described mainly with the operations using the remote control.
Some operations can be carried out using the buttons on the front panel.
EN
Disc Playback
11 Remote control sensor
• Receives signals from your remote control so
you can control the unit from a distance.
12 Display (VCR / DVD)
• Refer to “Front Panel Display Guide” on page 13.
13 PROGRAMME (TRACKING) L / K buttons
(VCR / DVD)
• Press to change the channel up or down.
• Press to adjust the tracking manually during
VCR playback.
14 DUBBING button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to start VCR to DVD (DVD to VCR)
duplication which you set in the Setup menu.
15 OUTPUT SELECT button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to select the DVD mode or the VCR
mode.
16 STOP C button (DVD)
• Press to stop playback or recording.
• Press to stop a timer recording of DVD.
17 PLAY B button* (DVD)
• Press to start or resume playback.
18 REC/OTR button (DVD)
• Press once to start a basic recording.
• Press repeatedly to set the One-touch Timer
Recording.
19 DV-IN input jack (AV4) (VCR / DVD)
• Use to connect the DV output of external
equipment with a DV cable.
20 VIDEO input jack (AV3) (VCR / DVD)
• Use to connect external equipment with a
standard Video cable.
21 AUDIO input jacks (AV3) (VCR / DVD)
• Use to connect external equipment with a
standard Audio cable.
Recording
1 Cassette compartment* (VCR)
• Insert a tape here.
2 OPEN/CLOSE A button* (DVD)
• Press to open or close the disc tray.
3 OUTPUT indicators (VCR / DVD)
• Indicates the selected component (VCR or DVD).
4 Disc tray (DVD)
• Place the disc here when open.
5 OPERATE button
• Press to turn on or off the unit.
• Red LED lights up when power is ON.
• If timer programming is set, press to switch the
unit to timer-standby mode.
6 STOP C/EJECT A button (VCR)
• In stop mode, press to remove the tape from
the unit.
• Press to stop the tape motion.
• Press to stop a timer recording of VCR.
7 REW E button* (VCR)
• Press to rewind the video tape.
• Press to view the picture rapidly in reverse
during the playback mode. (Rewind Search)
• Press to turn the unit on when the video tape
is inserted and start rewinding the tape.
8 F.FWD D button* (VCR)
• Press to rapidly advance the video tape.
• Press to view the picture rapidly in forward
during playback. (Forward Search)
• Press to turn the unit on when the video tape
is inserted and start rapidly advancing the tape.
9 PLAY B button* (VCR)
• Press to start playback.
10 REC/OTR button (VCR)
• Press once to start a basic recording.
• Press repeatedly to set the One-touch Timer
Recording.
Getting started
6 7*8* 9*10 11
(AV3) VIDEO L(MONO)-AUDIO-R
REC/OTR
PROGRAMME
(TRACKING)
5
Connections
PAL
7
Before you start
Functional overview (cont’d)
Rear Panel
DVD/VCR
AV2 (DECODER)
DVD
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
OUT
ANTENNA
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
OUT
Y
IN
AV1 (TV)
L
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
OUT
1
1
2
3
4
5
2
Mains cable
• Connect to a standard AC outlet.
AV1 (TV) Scart terminal (VCR / DVD)
• Connect to the Scart terminal on your TV.
Use the supplied Scart output adaptor with the
Video / Audio cables if your TV has no Scart
terminal.
AV2 (DECODER) Scart terminal (VCR / DVD)
• Connect to the Scart terminal of VCR, camcorder, or
other Audio-Video equipment. Use a commercially
available Scart cable.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack (DVD)
• Connect to an amplifier with a digital input jack
such as a Dolby Digital decoder, DTS decoder or
MPEG decoder.
Use a commercially available Optical cable.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL) jack (DVD)
• Connect to an amplifier with a digital input jack
such as a Dolby Digital decoder, DTS decoder or
MPEG decoder.
Use a commercially available Coaxial cable.
3 4 5 67 8
9 10
6
AUDIO OUT (ANALOG) jacks (DVD)
• Connect to the audio input jacks on your TV. Use a
commercially available Audio cable.
7 S-VIDEO OUT jack (DVD)
• Connect to the S-Video input jack on your TV. Use a
commercially available S-Video cable.
8 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (DVD)
• Connect to the component video input jacks on
your TV.
Use a commercially available Component video
cable.
9 ANTENNA OUT jack (VCR / DVD)
• Connect to the Aerial jack on your TV, cable box or
direct broadcast system.
Use the supplied Round Coaxial cable.
10 ANTENNA IN jack (VCR / DVD)
• Connect to an antenna or cable.
Note
• Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel. Electrostatic discharge may cause permanent damage to
the unit.
• This unit does not have an RF modulator.
can also turn on the unit by pressing these buttons
* …You
when the remote control is in DVD mode.
Remote Control
1
33
OPERATE
2
3
4
DUBBING
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
5
6
7
8
9
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
11
12*
ABC
29
26
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
25
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
24
0
23
REV
FWD
13
22
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
EN
28
ENTER
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
8
30
27
10
16
32*
31
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
RETURN
.@/:
14
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
DVD
REC/OTR
21
STOP
15
REPEAT
17
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
19
20
18
1
DUBBING button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to start VCR to DVD (DVD to VCR) duplication
which you set in the Setup menu.
2
OPERATE button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to turn on or off the unit.
• If timer programming is set, press to switch the unit
to the timer-standby mode.
3 TIMER PROG. button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to display the timer programme setting menu.
4 T-SET button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to enter the timer-standby mode. In the timerstandby mode, press to cancel the mode and to turn
on the unit.
5 ZOOM button (DVD)
• During playback, press to enlarge the picture on the
screen.
6 VCR button
• Press to activate the remote control in VCR mode.
(See page 11.)
• Press to select the VCR output mode.
7 TOP MENU button (DVD)
• Press to display the Title menu.
8 Cursor K / L / s / B buttons (VCR / DVD)
• Press to select items or settings.
Before you start
Getting started
Recording
Disc Playback
Editing
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR functions
20 SLOW button (VCR)
• During playback, press to view the video tape in
slow motion.
21 DVD REC/OTR I button
• Press to activate the remote control in DVD mode.
(See page 11.)
• Press once to start a basic recording.
• Press repeatedly to set the One-touch Timer
Recording.
22 FWD D / q button (VCR / DVD)
DVD mode
• During playback, press to forward fast.
• When playback is paused, press to forward slowly.
VCR mode
• Press to rapidly advance the video tape.
• Press to view the picture rapidly in forward during
playback.
23 DISPLAY button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to display the On-Screen Display.
24 SKIP H button (DVD)
• During playback, press to skip to the previous
chapter or track.
• When playback is paused, press to play reverse step
by step.
SKIP G button (DVD)
• During playback, press to skip to the next chapter or
track.
• When playback is paused, press to advance step by step.
25 PROG. / buttons (VCR / DVD)
DVD mode
• Press to change the channel up or down.
VCR mode
• Press to change the channel up or down.
• Press to adjust the tracking during playback or in
slow motion of the tape.
• While playback is in still mode, you can adjust the
vertically blurred picture.
26 ENTER button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to confirm or select menu items.
27 MENU LIST button (DVD)
• Press to display the Disc menu during playback.
• Press to change the Original and Playlist on the TV
screen. (VR mode only)
28 DVD button
• Press to activate the remote control in DVD mode.
(See page 11.)
• Press to select the DVD output mode.
29 CM SKIP button (DVD)
• During playback, press to skip 30 seconds.
(See page 50.)
30 RAPID PLAY button (DVD)
• During playback, press to playback in a slightly
faster/slower speed with keeping the audio quality.
31 REC MODE button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to switch the recording mode.
32 OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A button* (VCR / DVD)
• Press to open or close the disc tray.
• Press to remove the tape from the unit.
33 SETUP button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to display the Setup menu in stop mode.
Connections
Others
/
button (VCR / DVD)
9 RETURN
• Press to return to the previously displayed menu screen.
• Press and hold it for more than 5 seconds to protect
any operations both the unit and the remote control.
10 Number buttons (VCR / DVD)
• Press to select channel numbers.
• Press to select a title / chapter / track on the display. (DVD)
• Press to enter values for settings in the Setup menu.
• Press to enter the number in the Index or Time
search in VCR mode.
• Press to enter the characters in edit function. (DVD)
11 CLEAR/C-RESET button (VCR / DVD)
DVD mode
• Press to clear the password once entered.
• Press to cancel the programming for a disc.
• Press to clear the selecting marker number in the
marker setup mode.
• Press to clear the programme once entered in the
Timer Programming list.
VCR mode
• Press to reset the tape counter.
12 PLAY B button* (VCR / DVD)
• Press to start or resume playback.
13 REV E / r button (VCR / DVD)
DVD mode
• During playback, press to reverse fast.
• When playback is paused, press to reverse slowly.
VCR mode
• Press to rewind the video tape.
• Press to view the picture rapidly in reverse during
the playback mode.
14 VCR REC/OTR I button
• Press once to start a basic recording.
• Press repeatedly to set the One-touch Timer
Recording.
• Press to activate the remote control in VCR mode.
(See page 11.)
15 STOP C button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to stop playing back or recording.
button (DVD)
16 REPEAT
• Press to display the repeat playback menu.
17 AUDIO button (VCR / DVD)
DVD mode
• When receiving a bilingual broadcast, press to
change the audio out setting to “Main”, “Sub”, and
“Main / Sub”.
• Press to change the bilingual audio source of an
external equipment to “Main”, “Sub”, or “Main/Sub”.
(Available only when the “External Input Audio” in
the DVD setup menu is set to “Bilingual” in advance.)
• Press to display the audio menu during playback.
• Press to select the sound mode.
VCR mode
• During playback of a Hi-Fi video tape, press to
change the audio out setting to “STEREO”, “LEFT”,
“RIGHT”, and “MONO”.
• When receiving a bilingual broadcast, press to
change the audio out setting to “Main”, “Sub”, and
“Main/Sub”.
• Press to change the bilingual audio source of an
external equipment to “Main”, “Sub”, or “Main/Sub”.
(Available only when the “External Input Audio” in
the Setup menu is set to “Bilingual” in advance.)
18 PAUSE F button (VCR / DVD)
• Press to pause playback or recording.
19 SEARCH button (VCR)
• Press to call up the index or time search menu.
Before you start
Functional overview (cont’d)
Note
• Letters printed in blue are buttons effective only in
VCR mode.
EN
9
Before you start
Functional overview (cont’d)
Installing batteries in the remote control
About the remote control
Install two AA (R6) size batteries (supplied) into the
remote control, carefully match with the polarity
indicated inside the battery compartment.
• Make sure there is no obstacle between the
remote control and the remote control sensor on
the unit.
• Use within the operating range and angle as shown.
• The maximum operable range as follows:
1
DV-RW370
OPEN/CLOSE
PAL
OPERATE
STOP/EJECT
REW
F.FWD
PLAY
VCR
DVD
REC/OTR
OPERATE
DUBBING
STOP
PLAY
REC/OTR
PROGRAMME
(TRACKING)
SETUP
DUBBING
OUTPUT SELECT
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Line of sight:
Either side of centre:
2
3
approximately 7m
approximately 5m
within 30 degrees
Above:
approximately 5m
within 15 degrees
Below:
approximately 3m
within 30 degrees
• Remote control operation may become
unreliable if the remote control sensor of the
unit is being exposed by the strong sunlight or
fluorescent light.
• Remote controls for different devices can
interfere with each other. Be careful when using
remote controls for other equipment located
close to the unit.
• Replace the batteries when the operating range
of the remote control reduces.
Child Lock function
This function protects any unexpected operations
by the kids when recording important programme
and so on.
1
Caution
• Incorrect use of batteries can result in hazards
such as leakage and bursting.
• Do not mix new and old batteries together.
• Do not use different kinds of batteries together.
• Make sure that the plus and minus ends of each
battery match the indications inside the battery
compartment.
• Remove batteries if the equipment will not be
used for a month or more.
• When disposing used batteries, please comply
with governmental regulations or the public
instructions for environmental protection that
apply in your country or area.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit, heat, burn or
disassemble batteries.
• Comply with the rules (ordinance) of each
local government when disposing of worn-out
batteries.
10
EN
Press and hold [RETURN
/ ] for more than 5
seconds.
“LOC” will be displayed
on the front panel display
and the Child lock is now
activated.
• If any buttons (except for [RETURN
/ ]) on
the remote control or the unit are pressed, “ ”
will appears on the TV screen.
2
Press [RETURN
/ ] again for more than 5
seconds.
“LOC” disappears and the Child lock will be released.
Note
• When One-touch Timer Recording or Timer
Recording has finished or if the power failure
occurs during Child lock is activated, the
function will be released.
Before you start
The VCR/DVD recorder Switching
Because this product is a combination of a VCR and a DVD recorder, you must select first which component
you wish to operate with [OUTPUT SELECT] on the front panel.
DV-RW370
OPEN/CLOSE
OPERATE
PAL
OPERATE
STOP/EJECT
REW
F.FWD
PLAY
VCR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
PLAY
DUBBING
SETUP
DUBBING
OUTPUT SELECT
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
VCR button
DVD button
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
VCR
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
REC/OTR
PROGRAMME
(TRACKING)
PROG.
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
DVD
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
OUTPUT SELECT
REPEAT
OUTPUT SELECT
button
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR
1
4
7
VCR OUTPUT
indicator
2
5
8
0
VCR
DVD
3
1
2
6
4
5
9
7
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
NB203ED
8
0
+10
PLAY
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
STOP
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
NA527AD
Disc Playback
Guide to On-Screen Displays
DISPLAY menu
4
DVD mode
1
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
1
VCR mode
VCR
VCR
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
1
1
0:00:00
DVD-R
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Video mode
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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Main
2
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3
: Marker
: Audio
: Noise Reduction
: Subtitle
: Zoom
: Angle (except VR mode)
: Surround
: Repeat
6 Status of the current disc
4
0:00:00 STEREO
5
6
1 Status of the current tape
2 Current time
3 Current position number and an audio
status of the receiving broadcast or external
equipment
4 Recording or playing back mode
5 Tape Counter
6 Audio status of the currently playing back
video tape
Others
: Search
SP
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VCR functions
1 Disc type and format mode
In some descriptions in this manual, only one
type of disc is indicated as an example.
2 Position number and an audio status of the
programme
3 Recording mode and remaining time
4 Title number, chapter number and the time
lapse of disc playback
5 Each icon means:
Press [DISPLAY] to
display the On-Screen
display.
While in the VCR
mode, the On-Screen
Display of the VCR
mode is displayed.
Changing the
Setup menu
With a disc inserted
into the unit, press
5
[DISPLAY] to display the
On-Screen Display. The
menu shows information
about what is recorded
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on the disc.
2
Editing
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STEREO
DVD
DVD
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
Recording
DVD OUTPUT
indicator
Getting started
• Press [OUTPUT SELECT] to select the VCR mode or the
DVD mode.
• Pressing only [OUTPUT SELECT] on the front panel
DOES NOT switch the mode of the remote control.
You MUST select the correct mode on the remote
control.
• You cannot switch to the mode (VCR or DVD) that is in
the timer-standby mode.
• If the media is available, you can start recording by
pressing [VCR REC/OTR I] or [DVD REC/OTR I] on
the remote control even if another equipment (VCR or
DVD) is selected. In this case, the mode of the remote
control will be automatically switched to the appropriate
component.
• In the wrong mode, the unit does not respond to your
commands correctly. Before starting your desired
operation, select the correct mode by following the
instruction ( Press first. or Press first. ) of under the
subject heading.
Connections
Note
VCR MODE
Press [VCR] on the remote control.
(Verify that the VCR OUTPUT indicator is lit.)
DVD MODE
Press [DVD] on the remote control.
(Verify that the DVD OUTPUT indicator is lit.)
Before you start
Functional overview (cont’d)
Note
• This is an example screen for explanation.
Displayed items are depending on the actual
mode.
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Before you start
Functional overview (cont’d)
Setup menus
Press [SETUP] to display the Setup menu, then press [ENTER] to display each menu, using [Cursor K / L].
These menus provide entries to all main functions of the unit.
Setup
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
<DVD-RW / DVD-R (Video mode)>
Disc
Required Setting
Playback
Display
Recording
1
2
Format
Finalise
Clock
Channel
Disc
1 Required Setting:
To set up the required setting.
2 Playback:
To set up the unit to play discs as
you prefer.
3 Display:
To set up the OSD screen and the
front display of the unit as you
prefer.
4 Recording:
To set up the unit to record on
discs as you prefer.
5 Clock:
To set up the clock of the unit as
you need.
6 Channel:
To adjust the channel setting of
the unit as you prefer.
7 Disc / CD Playback Mode:
When a DVD-Video
(commercially available), a
brand new DVD-R disc or a
DVD-RW/-R disc with DivX® files
is inserted into the unit, you
cannot select “Disc”.
“CD Playback Mode” is available
only when an Audio CD, Video CD
or a CD-RW/-R disc with MP3 or
JPEG files is inserted into the unit.
You cannot select “CD Playback
Mode” when CD-RW/-R disc with
DivX® files is inserted into the unit.
<DVD-RW (VR mode)>
Disc
1
2
3
Format
Finalise
Disc Protect OFF
ON
<CD / Video CD / MP3 / JPEG /
KODAK PICTURE CD>
CD Playback Mode
4
5
5
6
5
7
Random Play
Program Play
PBC (Video CD only)
ON
Slide Show
5 sec.
1 Format (DVD-RW only):
Allows you to erase all of the
recorded content on the disc.
The disc will be completely
blank.
• Erased content cannot be
called back.
• A DVD-RW disc formatted
with this unit cannot be
used on other DVD recorders
without any recording using
this unit.
• If you want to use a disc only
formatted with this unit on
another DVD recorder, you
have to re-format the disc on
that recorder.
2 Finalise:
Allows you to finalise a disc
containing recorded titles.
3 Disc Protect (VR mode only):
Allows you to protect a disc
from accidental editing or
recording.
4 Random Play:
To activate the random
playback feature.
5 Program Play
(Audio CD / Video CD without
PBC function):
To activate the programmed
playback feature.
6 PBC (Video CD only):
Turn the PBC function “ON” or
“OFF”.
7 Slide Show
(JPEG / KODAK PICTURE CD
files only):
Select the display time of the
slide show mode.
Note
• This is an example screen only for explanation. Displayed items are depending on the disc you inserted.
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Before you start
Before you start
Functional overview (cont’d)
4
Front Panel Display Guide
2
1
5
: Appears when a DVD-R disc is inserted into
the unit.
1. Current Status of the unit
: Appears when disc playback is paused.
Appears also during step by step playback.
: Appears when playing back a disc.
Getting started
: Appears during VCR to DVD duplication
process.
Recording
: Appears during DVD to VCR duplication
process.
3. Recording mode
• Selected recording mode appears.
Disc Playback
: Appears during slow forward or slow reverse
playback.
: Appears when the timer programming or
One-touch Timer Recording (OTR) is set and is
operating.
Appears when the unit goes into the Satellite
Link standby mode.
Flashes when all the timer programmes are
finished.
Flashes when there is an error in programming.
: Appears when recording.
Flashes when recording being paused.
: Appears during repeat playback.
(only for disc playback)
: Appears when a tape is in the unit.
: Appears when the Timer Recording is
proceeding in VCR.
: Appears when VCR is in the timer-standby
mode.
: Flashes when switch to the timer-standby
mode while programming cannot set.
: Flashes when a programme cannot be
performed for some reasons.
4. Title / Track and Chapter mark
2. Disc type and Current status of the unit
: Title / track number
: Chapter number
5. Displays the following
• Playing back time
• Current title / chapter / track number
• Recording time / remaining time
• Clock
• Channel number
• VCR tape counter
• One-touch Timer Recording (OTR) remaining time
Changing the
Setup menu
6.
Editing
: Appears when an Audio CD or a CD-RW/-R
disc is inserted into the unit.
: Appears when a Video CD is inserted into the
unit.
: Appears when a DVD / DivX® is inserted into
the unit, or when recording or the timerstandby mode.
: Flashes when switch to the timer-standby
mode while programming cannot set.
: Flashes when a programme cannot be
performed for some reasons.
: Appears when a DVD-RW disc is inserted into
the unit.
Connections
3
6
: Appears when the progressive scan
system is activated.
Display message
The unit is loading a disc.
The unit is turning off.
Data is being recorded on
a disc.
The disc tray is opening.
The PBC function of the
Video CD is activated.
The disc tray is closing.
The Satellite Link is
activated.
The DV input is selected.
The unit is protecting by the
Child lock.
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Others
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VCR functions
The unit is turning on.
Connections
Connecting to a TV
• Be sure to turn off the unit and equipment to be connected before connecting.
• Read through the Operation Manual for the equipment to be connected.
• Be sure to keep the unit connection cables separate from the TV antenna cable when you install the unit, because it
may cause electrical interference when you are watching television programmes.
Basic TV connection
Antenna
To Aerial jack
(Back of TV)
Cable
Signal
Video / Audio cable (supplied)
Scart /
RCA cable
3
(commercially
available)
3
or
or
2
Scart output
adaptor
Scart cable (commercially available)
or
Round
Coaxial
cable
(supplied)
(supplied)
DVD/VCR
DVD
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AV2 (DECODER)
AUDIO
OUT
ANTENNA
1
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
OUT
Y
IN
L
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
AV1 (TV)
RF cable
(commercially
available)
OUT
CAUTION:
• Connect the unit directly to the TV. Do not connect the unit to a
VCR, then connect the VCR to the TV. Copyright protection in the
VCR could distort the picture playing on the unit.
VCR
TV
This unit
Note
• Playback picture from DVD cannot be delivered through the Round Coaxial cable.
The Round Coaxial cable is only for sending the antenna signal to the TV.
• Connect the unit directly to the TV.
If you attempt to view video on a TV connected via a VCR, the copy protection function will scramble the picture.
VCR and Basic DVD Connection
Available on DVD only
DVD's Picture Quality
Basic Audio
Good picture
Basic picture
Best picture
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
TV
AUDIO IN
L
R
AV1
Y
S-VIDEO IN
Y
PB
CB
or
PR
Audio cable
(commercially
available)
Scart cable
S-video cable
(commercially
available)
(commercially
available)
CR
Component video cable
(commercially available)
This unit
AUDIO
OUT
DVD
DVD/VCR
DVD
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
OUT
VIDEO OUT
AV2 (DECODER)
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
OUT
DVD
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
OUT
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
AV1 (TV)
(Analogue) AUDIO OUT
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AUDIO
OUT
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
OUT
Y
Y
L
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AV1 (TV)
* Only if your TV accepts an
RGB video signal.
L
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
S-VIDEO OUT
Y
L
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
Connections
Note
Recording from a DVD player, VCR or other Audio-Video equipment with a Scart terminal (AV2)
AV output jack
(Scart)
Scart cable
Disc Playback
(commercially available)
AV2 (DECODER)
DVD/VCR
DVD
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AV2 (DECODER)
AUDIO
OUT
ANTENNA
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
OUT
VIDEO OUT
Y
IN
AV1 (TV)
L
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
Recording
This unit has four input terminals, AV1 or AV2 on the rear panel and AV3 or AV4 on the front panel. Be sure that all the
units are off before making connections.
Getting started
Connecting to external equipment
Connections
• The unit is sending each video signals simultaneously. If you connected an S-VIDEO OUT and/or a COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT with the VIDEO OUT (SCART), make sure your TV’s input mode is set correctly according to the
connection you made.
• You will not be able to hear all of the sound being output by the unit if you use the Audio cables (commercially
available) to a monaural TV that has only one Audio input jack.
• Be sure that the colours of the jacks and plugs match up when connecting the cable.
• If you want to listen to the audio through audio equipment, connect only the S-video or Component video cable to the TV.
• The S-VIDEO OUT and COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks are only useful in DVD mode.
• If your TV is compatible with 525 or 625 progressive scanning and you want to enjoy that high quality picture,
you must connect the Component video cable to your TV’s component Video input jacks (Y/PR/PB) and select
progressive scanning mode. To set the mode, set “Video Out” to “Component Progressive (P)” in the “Video” of the
“Playback” menu so that “P.SCAN” will appear on the display of this unit. See pages 83-84 for more details.
• If your TV is not compatible with progressive scanning, use this unit in interlace mode. Make sure that no “P.SCAN”
is on the display of this unit. If so, set “Video Out” to “Component Interlace (I)” in the “Video” of the “Playback”
menu so that “P.SCAN” on the display of this unit will disappear.
• (Analogue) AUDIO OUT jacks and Scart terminal are not available on the DTS audio.
Before you start
Connecting to a TV (cont’d)
OUT
Note
Changing the
Setup menu
Recording from a camcorder or other Audio-Video equipment with no Scart terminal (AV3 or AV4)
Connect to VIDEO input jack by using an RCA Video cable or DV input jack by using DV cable. Those jacks are on the
front panel.
STOP
PLAY
DV-IN
VCR functions
STOP
PLAY
DV-IN
(AV3) VIDEO L(MONO)-AUDIO-R
(AV3) VIDEO L(MONO)-AUDIO-R
REC/OTR
REC/OTR
AV3 (Front)
Video cable
(commercially available)
Audio cable
(commercially available)
AV4 (Front)
DV cable
(commercially available)
DV OUT
Others
VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT
Editing
• If the external equipment connected to the Scart terminal (AV2) supplies control voltage to this unit via Pin 8 of the
Scart cable, the display functions of the remote control cannot be seen on the TV. In this case, turn off the external
equipment to prevent control voltage, or make sure to use a Scart cable without Pin 8 for this connection.
• The AV2 (DECODER) connection is useful for playing back the picture only.
Even if an external equipment such as a DVD player can be delivered an RGB signals and your TV accepts them, this
unit only records a Composite video signal.
Note
• If you prefer better picture quality for the recordings from the external equipment, DV connections such as AV4
(front) is recommended.
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Connections
Connecting to an Audio System
Playing 2 channel audio
Connecting the unit to audio equipment provides normal
stereo sound, plus powerful stereo sound enhanced by
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound, DTS and MPEG
audio.
AUDIO
Stereo system
L
Playing Dolby Digital (5.1 channel audio),
DTS or MPEG audio
Connecting an amplifier with a Dolby Digital/ DTS/ MPEG
audio digital surround processor to your unit's audio
digital jack provides richer and more powerful audio
play. This connection is not possible if the processor or
amplifier to which you want to connect does not have an
audio digital input jack.
Dolby Digital decoder,
DTS decoder, MPEG decoder,
MD deck or DAT deck
Digital audio
input jacks
Analogue audio
input jacks
R
(commercially available)
(commercially available)
DVD
This unit
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
OUT
Coaxial digital
audio cable
Optical digital audio cable
Audio cable
(commercially available)
DVD
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
OUT
VIDEO OUT
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
OUT
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
OUT
Y
L
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
(Analogue)
AUDIO OUT
Setting
Connection
Connecting to Stereo System.
Y
MPEG
PCM
DTS
OFF
* To complete these settings, refer to pages 81-83.
C Digital Connection to Audio Equipment or MD deck
without a Dolby Digital Decoder
• Audio CDs can be transferred digitally to other
equipment such as an MD deck or DAT deck, play the
disc as you would normally with the connection shown
above, right. Audio CDs recorded in the DTS format
cannot be transferred digitally or via analogue.
• Some Audio CDs have a short silent section between
musical tracks. When sound from discs such as these
is digitally recorded by connecting the unit directly to
a digital recorder (such as an MD deck or DAT deck),
the music may be recorded continuously and track
numbers may be lost.
• DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround
sound, DTS or MPEG Audio cannot be connected
digitally to external recording equipment such as an
MD deck or DAT deck.
It may be possible to record “Dolby Digital” or “MPEG”
Audio via a digital connection if the unit output is set
to “PCM” (see pages 81-83 “Digital Out”). Analogue
recording is possible but not for DTS recorded audio.
Note
• Playing back a DVD using incorrect settings may
generate noise distortion and may also damage the
speakers.
• AUDIO OUT jacks are not available on the DTS audio.
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PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
SETUP > Playback > Audio >
Digital Out >
Dolby Digital
PCM
L
Setting
Connection
Connecting to a Dolby
Digital, DTS decoder or MPEG
decoder for Dolby Digital, DTS
or MPEG audio output.
Connecting to the other
equipment (an MD deck or
DAT deck etc.) without Dolby
Digital decoder.
SETUP > Playback > Audio >
Digital Out >
Dolby Digital
MPEG
DTS
Stream
Stream
ON
PCM
PCM
OFF
* To complete these settings, refer to pages 81-83.
C Optical cable (not supplied)
• Optical cable (not supplied) may be damaged when
bent at sharp angles. Ensure cables are coiled in loops
with a diameter of 15cm or more when storing them.
• Use a cable which is 3m or shorter.
• Insert cable plugs firmly into the connectors when
making connections.
• If a plug has dust or is dirty, clean it with a soft cloth
before inserting it into a connector.
Note
• The DVD AUDIO OUT and DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jacks
are only useful in DVD mode.
• The audio source on a disc in a Dolby Digital 5.1
channel surround format cannot be recorded as
digital sound by an MD or DAT deck.
• Playing back a DVD using incorrect settings may
generate noise distortion and may also damage the
speakers.
• By hooking this unit up to a Multi-channel Dolby
Digital decoder, you can enjoy high-quality Dolby
Digital 5.1 channel surround sound as heard in the
movie theatres.
• By hooking this unit up to the DTS decoder, you can
enjoy 5.1 channel surround system which reproduces
the original sound as truthfully as possible. 5.1
channel surround system is developed by the Digital
Theater Systems, Inc.
Getting started
Before you start
Easy DVD recording
The following will help you to understand easily how to record on DVD discs.
Make sure batteries are in the remote control and you have connected this unit and the TV correctly.
Step 2: Insert a blank disc.
There are several types of recordable DVD
discs to choose from. Choose a recordable
DVD disc type based on your playback /
recording / editing needs. See “DVD disc
types” at the bottom of this page for more
information on the differences among
various compatible media.
Remote Control
OPERATE
DUBBING
SETUP
OPERATE
DVD
DUBBING
SETUP
2
Select the DVD
mode.
3
Open the disc tray.
CM SKIP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
VCR
DVD
DUBBING
SETUP
ZOOM
or
CM SKIP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
VCR
ZOOM
DVD
CM SKIP
Recording
4
For example, when you want to record
repeatedly on the same disc or when
you want to edit the disc after recording, select the rewritable DVD-RW
type disc.
When you want to save recordings
without any alteration, a non-rewritable DVD-R can be your choice.
Insert a recordable
disc you wish to
record.
OPERATE
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
5
Close the disc tray.
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Loading
DVD
Disc Playback
VCR
ZOOM
CM SKIP
This operation
may take a while
to be recognised.
Editing
DVD disc types
Format the disc
: Some functions are limited.
You want to
DVD-RW VR
: Cannot be used.
DVD-R Video
DVD-RW Video
DVD-R Video
Reuse by deleting unwanted contents
Edit the contents
Edit/Record from connected equipment
Copy discs for distribution
*1
Playback on other DVD equipment
*1
Features
DVD-RW VR
Rewritable
Yes
Yes
No
Can create chapters at fixed intervals (Automatically)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can create chapters wherever you like (Manually)
Yes
No
No
Can record 16:9 size pictures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can record Copy-Once programmes
Yes
No
No
Can perform basic editing functions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can perform advanced editing functions (Playlist edit)
Yes
No
No
Editing
Note
For details of the above functions and implied restrictions, see the
explanations inside this Operation Manual.
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DVD-RW (VR mode) can only be played on DVD equipment that is VR compatible.
VCR functions
Recording
Insert the disc in the unit.
Then, format the disc from
the Setup menu. Video
format (Video mode) or
Video recording format
(VR mode) will be available
depending on the inserted
disc type.
Formatting is only necessary to prepare the disc
for recording. Details are
on pages 26-28.
When you format a disc,
the entire contents on that
disc will be erased.
• The unit automatically
starts formatting when
an unused disc is
inserted.
Changing the
Setup menu
DVD-RW Video
Record TV programmes
*1
Turn on the unit.
Getting started
VCR
ZOOM
OPERATE
: Can be used.
1
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
This unit can record on the following
type of discs.
: Most suitable.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
Connections
Step 1: Choose a disc type.
Getting started
Easy DVD recording (cont’d)
Step 3: Select the
recording
mode.
Step 4: Select the
desired
channel.
Step 5: Record to
DVD discs.
TOP MENU
MENU LIST
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ENTER
RETURN
OPERATE
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
CM SKIP
.@/:
TOP MENU
MENU LIST
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
CM SKIP
ENTER
RETURN
ABC
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
TOP MENU
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
5
6
TUV
WXYZ
7
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
MNO
4
PQRS
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
.@/:
PROG.
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
SKIP
DISPLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
FWD
9
SKIP
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
0
REV
DISPLAY
DEF
REPEAT
PLAY
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
0
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Hint 1: Play back the recorded contents
You can select the title you want to play back from a displayed menu and
immediately start playback. Recorded
Stop/Start
Stop Rec.
contents are easily accessible, with simple Start Rec.
procedure of choosing a title on a chapter
on the menu screen.
Title 1
Title 2
Step 6: Stop the
record.
What are titles and chapters?
The contents of a DVD disc are generally
divided into titles. Titles may be further
divided into chapters.
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
FWD
Chapter 1 Chapter 2
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Hint 2: Edit the recorded disc
REPEAT
You will find editing discs is easy. This unit offers convenient editing
functions which are possible only with DVD-RW/-R discs.
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Title List offers the following editing functions.
•
•
•
•
Putting names on titles
Setting pictures for thumbnails
Setting / clearing chapter marks
Deleting parts of titles or scenes
(Possible editing functions depend on the recording format and editing method.)
Original and Playlist (VR mode)
You can edit the contents on a Playlist without changing the original
recordings. A Playlist does not take up much disc space.
Wait for a moment.
90%
Appears only DVD-RW in
VR mode.
What “Original” or “Playlist” is for?
Throughout this Operation Manual, you will find Original and Playlist to refer
to the original content and the edited version.
• Original content refers to what’s originally recorded on the disc.
• Playlist content refers to the edited version of the original content.
Finalising a Disc
• You need to record in Video mode and finalise the disc to play it back on
other players.
• Once you finalise a disc recorded in Video mode, you cannot record or edit
any information on the disc.
• Discs recorded in VR mode can still be edited after finalisation.
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C
This operation may
take a while to be completed.
Getting started
Tuning of this unit to broadcast
channels can be performed in
two ways.
The unit will start storing
channels available in your area.
OPERATE
DUBBING
ZOOM
P
VCR
DVD
MENU LIST
.@/:
4
ABC
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
Clock
Channel
Disc
Wait for about 10 minutes to
finish channel storing.
REV
FWD
PLAY
3
Select “Auto Tuning” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
VCR
REC/OTR
Press [SETUP] to exit.
You can select only the channels
memorised in this unit by using
[PROG. / ].
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
To select a channel
You can select a channel using
[PROG. / ], or directly enter
the channel using [the Number
buttons] on the remote control.
To cancel auto tuning
Press [RETURN ] or [SETUP]
during scanning.
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Note
Editing
• The selection will be affected
by how you receive TV
channels in your local area.
• If the auto tuning is cancelled
during scanning, some
channels not yet tuned may
not be received.
• You cannot change the
channel when either VCR or
DVD is in any recording mode
(normal recording, One-touch
Timer Recording or timer
recording).
Disc Playback
Select “Channel” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
4
Recording
2
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Getting started
Recording
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
Setup
Display
2
3
DEF
Connections
ENTER
RETURN
Auto Tuning Now
1
Playback
CM SKIP
01
TOP MENU
Programme the tuner to scan
only the channels you can
receive in your area.
Required Setting
1
4
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Auto Tuning
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
Setup menu will appear.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
Before you start
Channel setting
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR functions
Others
EN
19
Getting started
Channel setting (cont’d)
Manual Tuning
Manually tune each channel.
1
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
2
Select “Channel” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
3
Select “Manual Tuning” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
VCR DVD
Manual Tuning
Position
P01
Channel
2
Decoder
OFF
Skip
ON
• You can select a desired
channel number using [the
Number buttons]. Refer to the
following Channel Plan table
and press the three digits to
select the channel number.
(To select channel 4, press
[0] first and then press [0]
and [4]. Or press [4] and then
“– – 4” appears and wait for 2
seconds.)
• If this is the channel you want,
press [Cursor {].
OPERATE
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
5
7
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
REV
FWD
PLAY
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
4
Select “Position” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [Cursor B].
“P01” is highlighted.
5
Select the position number you
wish to use using [the Number
buttons] or [Cursor K / L], then
press [Cursor {].
You can select position numbers
01 to 99.
6
Select “Channel” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [Cursor B].
7
Press [Cursor K / L] to start
scanning.
• The tuner will begin to search
up or down automatically.
When a channel is found, the
unit will stop searching and the
picture will appear on the TV
screen.
20
EN
This unit can receive the Hyper
and Oscar frequency bands.
• If “Skip” is set to “ON,” select
“Skip” using [Cursor K / L],
then press [Cursor B]. Select
“OFF” using [Cursor K / L],
then press [Cursor {].
• If you want to decode
scrambled signals, select
“Decoder” using [Cursor K / L],
then press [Cursor B]. Select
“ON” using [Cursor K / L], then
press [Cursor {].
• To store another channel,
repeat steps 4 to 7.
8
After completion, press
[SETUP] to exit.
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
Channel Plan in New Zealand
CH. Indication
TV Channel
00 - 02
1-3
06 - 09
4-7
10 - 12
9 - 11
21 - 74
21 - 69
84
8
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
VCR
REC/OTR
Channel Plan in Australia
CH. Indication
TV Channel
00 - 13
0 - 13
28 - 69
28 - 69
84
9A
85
5A
PROG.
NB203ED
1
8
2
3
4
5
6
7
Getting started
Before you start
Channel setting (cont’d)
To select a channel
Connections
Notes on using [the Number buttons]:
• Enter channel numbers as a two-digit number for the quickest
result. For example, to select channel 6, press [0] and [6]. If you only
press [6], channel 6 will be selected after 2 seconds. You can only
select channels 1 to 99.
• You can select the external input mode “AV1”, “AV2”, or “AV3”.
• To select the “AV1”, “AV2”, or “AV3”, press [0], [0], [1] or [0], [0], [2]
or [0], [0], [3] accordingly or use [PROG. / ].
• To select the external input mode “AV4” for DV connection, you
must use [PROG. / ].
OPERATE
You can set the unit to skip
channels you can no longer
receive or seldom watch when
you access channels using
[PROG. / ].
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
Select “Position” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [Cursor B].
6
.@/:
3
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
2
3
4
5
FWD
Disc Playback
2
3
VCR
RETURN
5
6
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Select “Skip” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [Cursor B].
Select “ON” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [Cursor {].
• To skip another channel,
repeat steps 2 to 5.
Follow the steps 1 to 3 in
“Manual Tuning” on page 20.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
PLAY
Press [SETUP] to exit.
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Editing
Select the position number you
wish to skip using [the Number
buttons] or [Cursor K / L], then
press [Cursor {].
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Move
You can replace two channels.
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
2
3
Select “Move” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Select the position number of
which you want to change the
channel using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
SETUP
Move the channel to another
position number using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
• To move another channel,
repeat steps 3 to 5.
VCR
DVD
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
Press [SETUP] to exit.
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
6
4
5
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
6
1
6
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
TOP MENU
5
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
2
3
4
5
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
Others
4
DUBBING
VCR functions
Select “Channel” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
OPERATE
Changing the
Setup menu
1
You cannot select a position
number where “– – –” appears
next to the number, because
“Skip” is set to “ON” for that
position number.
Recording
1
4
DUBBING
Getting started
To skip a Preset channel
SLOW
PAUSE
EN
21
Getting started
Setting the clock
Clock Setting
1
5
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
Enter the date (day / month /
year) using [Cursor K / L].
Press [Cursor B] to move the
cursor to the next field. If you
wish to go back to the previous
field, press [Cursor {].
2
Select “Clock” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
3
Select “Clock Setting” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Clock Setting
VCR DVD
OPERATE
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
6
Enter the time (hour / minute)
using [Cursor K / L], then
press [ENTER].
Clock Setting
DUBBING
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
VCR DVD
DVD
REC/OTR
1
7
2
3
4
5
6
STOP
REPEAT
-- / -- / ---- ( --- )
-- : --
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
02 / 01 / 2006(MON)
12: 00
4
Press [ENTER] again.
Default date will appear.
Clock Setting
VCR DVD
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
The clock will start.
• Although seconds are not
displayed, they will be counted
from zero.
NB203ED
7
01 / 01 / 2006(SUN)
0 : 00
22
EN
Press [SETUP] to exit.
Note
• Your clock setting will be lost if
either there is a power failure
or the unit is unplugged for
more than 1 hour.
Getting started
4
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
Select the appropriate OSD
language using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
2
Select “Display” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
OPERATE
DUBBING
1
5
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
VCR
ZOOM
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
5
.@/:
Press [SETUP] to exit.
3
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
2
3
4
Getting started
Select “OSD Language” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
OSD Language
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
VCR DVD
English
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
Français
Connections
1
Before you start
Selecting the On-Screen Display (OSD) language
PAUSE
Español
Deutsch
Italiano
Recording
Svenska
Nederlands
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
You can select the TV aspect
ratio to match the format of the
programme you are playing back
with the unit and that of your TV
screen (4:3 standard or 16:9 wide
screen TV).
3
OPERATE
Select “TV Aspect” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
TV Aspect
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
16:9 Wide
VCR
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
2
3
4
FWD
PLAY
4
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Select the desired option using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Press [SETUP] to exit.
Note
EN
23
Others
If you have a standard TV:
• Select “4:3 Letter Box” for a
full width picture with black
bars at the top and bottom.
• Select “4:3 Pan & Scan” for a
full height picture with both
sides trimmed.
If you have a wide screen TV:
• Select “16:9 Wide”.
VCR functions
4:3 Letter Box
5
Changing the
Setup menu
TV Aspect
1
5
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
DVD
DVD
TOP MENU
DVD
2
Required Setting
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
4:3 Pan & Scan
Select “Required Setting”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Required Setting menu will
appear.
SETUP
Editing
1
4:3 Letter Box
DUBBING
Disc Playback
Selecting the TV aspect ratio
Recording
Information on DVD recording
Type of discs
This unit can record on DVD-RW and DVD-R. You
can record on DVD-R only once. On DVD-RW, you
can record and erase many times. It is possible to
record on DVD-R only in Video mode. DVD-RW can
record in the format you select from Video mode
or VR mode.
Logo
Disc type
DVD-RW
Attributes
Disc format
Video mode
Functions
Playing back,
Limited recording,
Limited editing
VR mode
Playing back,
Recording,
Original / Playlist editing
Video mode
Playing back,
Limited recording,
Limited editing
4.7
DVD-R
DVD-RW
8cm / 12cm, single-sided, single layer disc
Max. recording time (10H mode, approx.):
600 minutes (4.7GB) (for 12cm)
180 minutes (1.4GB) (for 8cm)
DVD-R
If you want to record repeatedly on the same disc,
or if you want to edit the disc after recording, use a
rewritable DVD-RW type disc.
If you want to save recordings without any
alteration, use a non-rewritable DVD-R type disc.
Recordable discs
• Discs that should or should not be used with this
recorder:
DVD-R 8x can be used.
DVD-RW 4x can be used, 6x may result in a Rec
error.
• We strongly recommend for good recording
quality:
Verbatim DVD-R 8x
Verbatim DVD-RW 2x
Recording mode
You can select a recording mode from 6 options.
The recording time will vary depending on the
recording mode you select as follows.
Discs recorded in SLP or SEP on this unit may
not be played back on other DVD recorders or
DVD players.
Recording mode
XP
SP
LP
EP
SLP
SEP
Recording time
12cm
8cm
Video/
Sound Quality
60 min 18 min
120 min 36 min
240 min 72 min
360 min 108 min
480 min 144 min
600 min 180 min
• This table is intended for a standard new single
sided 12cm / 8cm disc. The recording times are
estimates and actual recording time may differ.
• The audio and video quality becomes poorer as
the recording time gets longer.
Restrictions on recording
Video mode and VR (Video Recording) mode
Video mode is the same recording format as used
on the pre-recorded DVD-Videos you purchase
in local shops, so you can play back the discs
recorded in this format in most DVD players.
You will need to finalise such discs (see pages
40-41) before playing them back in other DVD
players. Unless finalised, you can record additional
materials or edit discs recorded in Video mode
with this unit.
VR (Video Recording) mode is a basic recording
format for DVD-RW discs. You can record and
edit material repeatedly. It is impossible to record
additional materials on a disc formatted in VR
mode and already recorded in another video
system other than PAL, such as NTSC.
DVD players bearing the
logo are capable
of playing back DVD-RW discs recorded in VR
mode.
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EN
You cannot record copy-protected video using this
unit. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Videos
and some satellite broadcasts.
If copy-protected material is detected, recording
will pause or stop automatically and an error
message appears on the screen.
You can only record “Copy-once only” video
using a DVD-RW disc in VR mode with Content
Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM).
When recording a TV broadcast or an external
input, you can display copy control information on
the screen.
CPRM is a scrambling copy protection system
for the protection of “copy-once” broadcast
programmes. This unit is CPRM compatible, which
means that you can record copy-once broadcast
programmes, but you cannot then make a copy
of those recordings. CPRM recordings can only be
played back on DVD players that are specifically
compatible with CPRM.
Recording
Usable discs
Disc type / format
Copy-free
CopyCopy-once prohibited
ver.1.1, 1.2
ver.1.1/ x2 CPRM compatible
ver.1.2/ x4 CPRM compatible
ver.1.1, 1.2
ver.1.1/ x2 CPRM compatible
ver.2.0/ x4
Recordable
Not Recordable
Note
Applications
__
*
*
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Note
Making discs playable in other DVD
players (Finalise)
• For details of the above functions and
restrictions, see the further explanations in this
Operation Manual.
Others
After recording, you must finalise the disc to play it
back in other players. (See page 40.)
You cannot finalise discs in other DVD recorders.
VCR functions
* You can only play back DVD-RW disc recorded in
VR mode on VR-compatible discs.
Changing the
Setup menu
Yes
Editing
Record TV programmes
Reuse by deleting the current
contents
Edit the contents
Edit / Record from external
equipment
Copy discs for distribution
Playback on other DVD
equipment
Features
Rewritable
Can create chapters at fixed
intervals (Automatically)
Can create chapters
wherever you like (Manually)
Can record 16:9 size pictures
Can record Copy-Once
programmes
Can perform basic editing
functions
Can perform advanced
editing functions (Playlist edit)
DVD-RW
DVD-R
VR
VIDEO
Disc Playback
• This unit cannot record on CD-RW or CD-R discs.
• DVD-RW/-R and CD-RW/-R discs recorded on
a personal computer or a DVD or CD recorder
may not be played back if the disc is damaged
or dirty or if there is condensation on the
player’s lens.
• If you record a disc using a personal computer,
even if it is recorded in a compatible format, it
may not be played back because of the settings
of the application software used to create the
disc. (Check with the software publisher for
more detailed information.)
• Discs recorded in Video mode on this unit
cannot record additional information using
other DVD recorders.
• It is not possible to use a DVD-RW disc
formatted with this unit on other DVD recorder
unless the content of the disc was also
recorded with this unit.
• Since recording is performed using the Variable
Bit Rate (VBR) method, the actual remaining
time for recording may be a little shorter than
the remaining time displayed on the OSD,
depending on the picture you are recording.
: Most suitable,
: Can be used,
: Some functions are limited, __ : Cannot be used.
Recording
ver.2.0/ x8
Getting started
ver.2.0
Some satellite broadcasts include copy-protected
information. If you wish to record them, refer to
the following.
Connections
ver.1.2/ x4 CPRM compatible
After finalising
• After DVD-R discs are finalised:
- A Title menu is created automatically.
- Undo finalising is not possible.
- Additional recording or editing is not possible.
• After DVD-RW (Video mode) discs are finalised:
- A Title menu is created automatically.
- Undo finalising is possible. (See page 41.)
- Additional recording or editing is possible if
you undo finalise. (See page 41.)
• After DVD-RW (VR mode) discs are finalised:
- A Title menu is not created.
- Undo finalising is possible. (See page 41.)
- Additional recording or editing is possible even
without undo finalising.
Information on copy control
Before you start
Information on DVD recording (cont’d)
EN
25
Recording
Formatting a disc
Choosing the recording format of a brand-new DVD-RW disc
When inserting a brand-new disc,
the unit automatically starts to
initialise the disc. You can also
manually format a DVD-RW disc
once it has been used.
1
5
OPERATE
2
Select “Disc” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Disc menu will appear.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Select “Video mode” or “VR
mode” using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
6
.@/:
7
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
Insert a brand-new disc.
Formatting will start.
1
6
ENTER
RETURN
Press [SETUP] to exit.
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
DUBBING
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
2
3
4
5
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Disc
Format
Finalise
Disc Protect OFF
ON
Formatting
90%
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
8
Formatting is completed.
“100%” is indicated.
3
Select “Format” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Format menu will appear.
Format
Start
Format Mode
Video mode
Note
4
Select “Format Mode” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Format - Format Mode
Video mode
VR mode
Video mode
DVD Player Compatibility mode.
VR mode
Editing possibility mode.
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EN
• The recording format setting
is effective only for DVD-RW
discs. You cannot change the
recording format for a DVD-R
disc. DVD-R discs are always
in Video mode.
• You cannot mix two formats
on one DVD-RW disc. If
you insert a disc that has
been recorded before, the
recording format cannot be
changed even if you change
it in the Setup menu.
• The unit is not compatible
with DVD+RW/+R discs. If
a brand-new DVD+RW or
DVD+R disc is inserted, the
error message (“Disc Error”)
will appear.
Recording
Setting Auto Chapter
OPERATE
3
VCR
ZOOM
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
DVD
.@/:
5 minutes
ABC
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
15 minutes
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
60 minutes
REV
2
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
Select “Recording” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
4
10 minutes
Recording Audio Select (XP)
Dolby Digital
Auto Finalise
OFF
Satellite Link
Bilingual Recording Audio
Main
External Input Audio
Stereo
Dubbing Mode
VCR
DVD
Press [SETUP] to exit.
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Note
• You cannot set or clear
chapter marks on DVD-R discs
manually.
Disc Playback
5
REPEAT
Recording
DVD
Recording
Auto Chapter
If you wish to set “Auto
Chapter” off, select “OFF”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
If you wish to change the time
period for Auto Chapter, select
the required time period using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Getting started
2
3
4
DEF
10 minutes
30 minutes
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
DVD
TOP MENU
OFF
1
1
5
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Select “Auto Chapter” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Auto Chapter
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
Connections
The unit inserts a chapter mark
periodically (every 10 minutes by
default) during recording. Using
the Auto Chapter menu, you can
set this function off or change the
time period.
DUBBING
Before you start
Formatting a disc (cont’d)
Recording Audio Select (XP)
OPERATE
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
2
Select “PCM” or “Dolby Digital”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
VCR
.@/:
ENTER
ABC
2
3
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
DVD
Dolby Digital
The default is “Dolby Digital”.
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Note
• “PCM” stands for Pulse Code
Modulation. It changes
analogue sound to digital
sound without compressing
audio data.
• When the recording mode is
set at other than XP, the unit
records “Dolby Digital” audio
automatically even if you
selected “PCM”.
EN
Others
PCM
PROG.
VCR functions
Recording Audio Select (XP)
2
3
4
DEF
1
GHI
0
5
Select “Recording Audio Select
(XP)” using [Cursor K / L], then
press [ENTER].
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
RETURN
PCM:
Records PCM audio for the best
quality sound.
Press [SETUP] to exit.
DVD
TOP MENU
Dolby Digital:
Records Dolby Digital audio for
good quality sound.
3
1
5
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
Select “Recording” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
Changing the
Setup menu
1
4
SETUP
Editing
You can enjoy high quality sound
recording. This function works
only when the recording mode is
set at XP.
DUBBING
27
Recording
Formatting a disc (cont’d)
Reformatting a disc manually
If you are using a DVD-RW disc,
you can format the disc by
performing “Format”. By default
it will be in Video mode. You can
change this to VR mode using the
Setup menu.
4
OPERATE
Select “Start” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
1
DVD
MENU LIST
ENTER
Video mode
.@/:
No
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
A popup window will appear and
prompt you to confirm.
1
CM SKIP
RETURN
Format mode
Yes
Insert a recordable disc.
VCR
TOP MENU
Format
Are you sure?
• When you reformat the disc,
the contents of the disc are
erased.
• Make sure that the recording
format is set to the desired
mode. (See steps 1 to 6 in
“Choosing the recording
format of a brand-new DVDRW disc” on page 26.)
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Start
Note
DUBBING
VCR
REC/OTR
2
3
4
5
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
5
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Formatting will start.
If you want to cancel formatting,
select “No”.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
2
Select “Disc” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Disc
Formatting
90%
Format
Finalise
Disc Protect OFF
ON
6
Formatting is completed.
“100%” is indicated.
3
Select “Format” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Format
Start
Formatting
Format Mode
100%
Video mode
Note
• It is not possible to use a disc
formatted with this unit on
other DVD recorder. When
you use a disc with another
DVD recorder, format a disc
using that DVD recorder.
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EN
Recording
• During reception of bilingual broadcasts
This unit can receive bilingual broadcasts.
You can switch between modes by pressing
Display on the
Mode
Audio output
TV screen
[AUDIO] on the remote control. Each mode is
indicated on the TV screen as follows.
Main
Main audio from both speakers
Main
Sub audio from both speakers
• Main audio from the left speaker
Main / Sub
• Sub audio from the right speaker
Sub
Connections
Sub
Main / Sub
Setting External Input Audio
1
OPERATE
3
External Input Audio
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
.@/:
Stereo
ENTER
ABC
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
WXYZ
9
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
10 minutes
Recording Audio Select (XP)
Dolby Digital
Auto Finalise
OFF
Satellite Link
VCR
DVD
4
Note
Select “Stereo” or “Bilingual”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
5
Press [SETUP] to exit.
• If you select “Stereo”:
The audio will be recorded as
“stereo audio”.
• If you select “Bilingual”:
The audio will be recorded
as “bilingual audio” (see next
section for more detail).
Editing
Setting Bilingual Recording Audio
You can select either “Main” or
“Sub” audio to record a bilingual
broadcast in Video mode.
OPERATE
3
Bilingual Recording Audio
ZOOM
DVD
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
1
5
.@/:
Sub
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
DVD
ABC
2
3
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
2
3
4
DEF
1
GHI
PROG.
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
0
Note
4
5
Press [SETUP] to exit.
EN
Others
Select “Main” or “Sub” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
• If you are recording onto a
VR mode disc, both “Main”
and “Sub” will be recorded
regardless of your setting
here. And when you play
back, you can choose
either audio format or a
combination of both as your
playback audio.
VCR functions
Select “Recording” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
VCR
TOP MENU
Main
2
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Select “Bilingual Recording
Audio” using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
DUBBING
Changing the
Setup menu
1
Disc Playback
Auto Chapter
Dubbing Mode
SKIP
DISPLAY
REV
DVD
Stereo
PROG.
0
Select “Recording” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Main
2
3
4
DEF
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
External Input Audio
1
5
CM SKIP
Recording
2
Bilingual Recording Audio
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
MENU LIST
RETURN
VCR DVD
Bilingual
Recording
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Select “External Input Audio”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
DUBBING
Getting started
When the external input audio
is a bilingual broadcast, you can
choose “Stereo” or “Bilingual” to
record on a DVD.
Before you start
Selecting the Sound mode
29
Recording
Basic recording / One-touch Timer Recording (OTR)
Follow the steps below to record
a TV programme.
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
4
Press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A] to
close the disc tray.
8
DVD
Press
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
5
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
Press [ OPERATE] to turn on
the unit.
Turn on the TV and be sure to
select the input to which the unit
is connected.
Select the recording mode
using [REC MODE].
(See page 24.)
SP
Press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A] to
open the disc tray.
3
Press [STOP C] to stop the
recording.
This operation may take a
few moments to complete.
0:58
1
6
2
To pause the recording, press
[PAUSE F]. Press [PAUSE F]
or [DVD REC/OTR I] again to
restart the recording.
Select the desired channel to
record using [PROG. / ] or
[the Number buttons].
OPERATE
SETUP
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
.@/:
P08
6
7
ENTER
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Press [DVD REC/OTR I] to start
recording.
The “I” mark will be displayed
for 5 seconds.
Disc
tray
guide
CM SKIP
2
4
MENU LIST
RETURN
Place the disc on the disc tray
with its label facing up. Be sure
to align the disc with the disc
tray guide.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
5
DUBBING
I
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
8
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
7
SLOW
PAUSE
To set the One-touch Timer Recording (OTR)
This is a simple way to set the recording time in blocks of 30 minutes.
I
0:30
At step 7, press [DVD REC/OTR I] repeatedly until the desired recording time (30 minutes to 8 hours) appears on the TV screen.
0:30
One-touch Timer Recording will start.
(Normal Recording)
1:00
• To change the recording length during one-touch timer recording,
press [DVD REC/OTR I] repeatedly until the desired length appears.
• To cancel One-touch Timer Recording within the specified time, press
8:00
7:30
[STOP C].
• The remaining recording time will be displayed on the front panel display
during One-touch Timer Recording. Press [DISPLAY] to see it on the TV screen.
• Unlike the timer recording, you can perform the following operations during One-touch Timer Recording.
- Turning off the power.
- Using [DVD REC/OTR I] or [STOP C].
• You cannot use the pause function during One-touch Timer Recording.
• If DVD One-touch Timer Recording is completed during VCR playback or recording, the DVD will be in
stop mode and the VCR keeps the current mode.
• When One-touch Timer Recording is finished and the power is turned off, the unit will switch to the timerstandby mode automatically if a timer recording has been programmed. Press [T-SET] to cancel the timerstandby mode to use the unit continuously.
Note
•
•
•
•
You can change the channel while in the REC pause mode when basic recording.
You cannot change the recording mode while in the REC or REC pause mode.
If the clock is not set, the date and time space next to title names in the Original or Playlist will be blank.
The unit will be turned off automatically under the following conditions.
- No space remains on the disc. - If a power failure occurs.
• If you want to monitor the programme that you are recording, make sure the device such as Set-top Box
is turned off when it is connected to AV2.
• Even if the broadcasting you are recording is in the SECAM system, this unit automatically converts it to
the PAL system when recording.
30
EN
Recording
Press [ENTER] when all information required is entered.
Your programme setting is
stored.
• To set another programme,
repeat steps 2 to 8.
• To exit, press [TIMER PROG.].
• If the recording times of two
or more programmes overlap,
“Overlap” and overlapped
programme numbers are
displayed. (See pages 32-33.)
Timer Programming
VCR DVD
Date
Start
End
CH
1. 01/01
12:00
--:--
P01
5
Select the channel number to
record using [Cursor K / L],
then press [Cursor B].
VCR DVD
Timer Programming
Date
Start
End
VCR DVD
CH
DVD
VCR
Mode
1. - - 2. - - -
2
Start
End
CH
1. 01/01
12:00
13:00
P01
DVD
VCR
Mode
2. - - -
To record from the external input,
select “AV1”, “AV2”, or “AV3”.
6
Select the recording media
(“DVD” or “VCR”) using [Cursor
K / L], then press [Cursor B].
VCR DVD
Timer Programming
Date
Start
End
CH
DVD
VCR
1. 01/01
12:00
13:00
P01
DVD
9
Press [T-SET].
The
icon will appear on the
front panel display and the unit
enters to the timer-standby
mode.
OPERATE
9
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
Mode
ENTER
RETURN
2. - - -
3
.@/:
Enter the date using [Cursor
K / L], then press [Cursor B].
Timer Programming
Date
1. 01/01
7
Select the recording mode using
[Cursor K / L]. (See page 24.)
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
VCR DVD
Start
End
CH
--:--
--:--
P01
DVD
VCR
2. - - -
01/01
Daily
W-SAT
W-FRI
W-SUN
End
CH
DVD
VCR
Mode
1. 01/01
12:00
13:00
P01
DVD
XP
2. - - -
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Note
• If you have not set the clock, the clock setting window will appear
instead of the Timer Programming list. Continue from step 4 in “Clock
Setting” on page 22 before programming the timer.
• Press [Cursor { / B] to move the cursor in the Timer Programming list.
• If a basic recording or One-touch Timer Recording is in progress on
one component (e.g. VCR) and the timer recording set for the other
component (e.g. DVD) is about to begin, the unit automatically
switches to the programmed channel for timer recording 2 minutes
before the programmed starting time, and the recording in progress
(for VCR) will be cancelled UNLESS their recording channels are the
same. If their recording channels are the same, the timer recording
will start without cancelling the recording currently in progress. In this
case, the recording of the same channel will be made on both DVD
and VCR.
• Cancel the timer-standby mode by pressing [T-SET] before operation
for either DVD or VCR. When finished operating, press [T-SET] to
resume the timer-standby mode.
• In the timer-standby mode, you can turn on the power and use the
component (VCR or DVD) which is not currently timer-programmed.
EN
31
Others
31/01
Start
VCR functions
M-F (Mon.-Fri.)
VCR DVD
Date
Changing the
Setup menu
Each time you press [Cursor L]
at the current date, the timer
recording date will change as
follows.
e.g., 1st January
Timer Programming
Mode
Editing
1
8
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Disc Playback
Select a programme that is not
set using [Cursor K / L], then
press [ENTER].
Date
Recording
Timer Programming
Mode
2. - - -
1
In stop mode, press
[TIMER PROG.].
Timer Programming list will appear.
DVD
VCR
Getting started
Insert a recordable disc or a
tape with a record tab.
8
Enter the time to start and to
end using [Cursor K / L], then
press [Cursor B].
Connections
You can set the unit to record up
to 8 programmes, up to a month
in advance. Daily or weekly
programme recordings are also
available.
• Be sure to set the clock before
entering a timer programming.
4
Before you start
Timer Recording
Recording
Timer Recording (cont’d)
Checking, cancelling, or correcting the timer
programming information
In the following example, No.
5 timer programming overlaps
on No. 1 and No. 6 timer
programmes. In such a case, you
should correct the programme
time to clear the overlap.
Timer Programming
VCR DVD
Date
Start
End
CH
DVD
VCR
Mode
1. 01/01
12:00
13:00
P01
DVD
XP
2. - - 3. - - -
Overlap
No.1 6
4. - - 5. 01/01
12:30
14:00
P02
DVD
SP
6. 01/01
13:45
21:00
P12
DVD
SEP
7. - - 8. - - -
1
Press [T-SET] so that the
icon disappears from the front
panel display.
2
OPERATE
3
Check the information on the
list you will need.
4
Timer Programming
VCR DVD
Date
Start
End
CH
DVD
VCR
Mode
1. 01/01
12:00
13:00
P01
DVD
XP
2. - - -
SETUP
To clear the timer programming, select the desired programme using [Cursor K / L],
then press [CLEAR/C-RESET].
To correct the timer programming
1) Select the desired programme
using [Cursor K / L], then
press [ENTER].
2) Correct the timer programming
using [Cursor K / L / { / B].
3) Press [ENTER] again.
5
6
Press [T-SET] to return to the
timer-standby mode.
To check the timer programming in process
Press [TIMER PROG.].
3. - - 4. - - 5. - - 6. - - 7. - - 8. - - -
To stop the timer recording in progress
Press [STOP C] to stop the disc recording or [STOP C/EJECT A] to
stop the tape recording on the front panel of the unit.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
.@/:
ENTER
ABC
1
2
3
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
2
5
6
DEF
GHI
7
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
RETURN
Press [TIMER PROG.] to exit.
Press [TIMER PROG.].
Timer Programming list will
appear.
1
6
DUBBING
PROG.
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
4
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Note
• If a timer recording is
proceeding, that programme
is highlighted in red. In such
a case, you cannot select any
other programmes.
• When you check the timer
programming in progress
by pressing [TIMER PROG.]
during operations of the
component (VCR or DVD)
which is not currently used
for the timer recording,
the programme will not be
highlighted. In this case,
you cannot select other
programmings.
Note
• [STOP C] on the remote
control is not effective.
If the timer programming did not complete correctly
The error number appears on the
Timer Programming list.
VCR DVD
Timer Programming
*
Date
Start
End
CH
DVD
VCR
Mode
01/01
12:00
13:00
P01
DVD
E1
2. - - 3. - - -
The error programme will be
displayed in grey with an asterisk
and have an error number.
The error programme will be
deleted once you check the error
in the programme list, or once
you cancel the timer-standby
mode and re-enter it.
Press [CLEAR/C-RESET] to erase
the selected programme.
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EN
The error numbers indicate:
E1-22
E37-39
E23-24
E25
E26-28
E29
E30
E31
E32
E33
Recording error
E34
E35
E36
E40
Unrecordable disc
• Copy prohibited programme
• Cannot record because of the
NTSC / PAL-60 signal is received.
Copy prohibited programme
Disc protected
Disc full
Already recorded 99 titles (Video
mode)
Already recorded 99 titles (VR
E41
mode)
E42
Already recorded 999 chapters
No space for Control information
PCA (Power Calibration Area) full
Already finalised Video format disc
• There are some unrecorded
parts due the overlapped timer
programmes.
• Recording did not start at the
start time.
• There is no tape in the cassette
compartment.
• Tape recording reaches to
the tape end during timer
recording.
Power failure
No disc
Recording
Hints for Timer Recording
Disc Playback
PROG. 1
PROG. 1
PROG. 2
PROG. 2
Actual
recording
Actual
PROG. 2
PROG. 1
recording
Additional 30 seconds (at the most) are cut off.
PROG. 2 recording will start after PROG. 1 recording
is completed.
PROG. 1
Additional 30 seconds (at the most) are cut off.
If the recording time entirely overlaps:
• The shorter timer programming (PROG. 1) is not
recorded.
PROG. 1
PROG. 2
Actual
recording
PROG. 2
Changing the
Setup menu
PROG. 1
PROG. 2
PROG. 3
Actual
recording
PROG. 1
Editing
If programming has been made at the end of
the programming (PROG. 1) currently being
recorded:
• The timer programming set first (PROG. 2) has
priority. PROG. 3 will not be recorded.
PROG. 2
Recording
Priority of overlapped settings
The unit records programmes according to prior ity if the timer programmes overlap.
If the starting time is same:
If the recording time is partially overlapped:
• The timer programming set first (PROG. 1) has
• The timer programming with the earlier start
priority.
time (PROG. 2) has priority. PROG. 1 will start after
PROG. 2 recording is completed.
Getting started
• You cannot make any DVD operation during DVD timer
recording.
• You cannot make any VCR operation during VCR timer
recording.
• If the Start and End times are same, the length of the
recording will be set for 24 hours. If the disc or tape
becomes full during recording, the unit will turn itself
off. To continue recording, press [T-SET] to cancel the
timer-standby mode, insert a recordable disc or tape and
press [T-SET] again.
• If two or more programmes overlap, “Overlap” and the
overlapped programme number will appear on the
display.
• If the Start time is earlier and the End time is later than
the current time, the recording will start immediately
after you press [T-SET].
• If a videotape ends during the timer recording, the unit
will automatically stop, eject the videotape, and turn
itself off. To continue recording, insert a recordable tape.
Connections
• If there is a power failure or the unit is unplugged for
more than 1 hour, the clock setting and all timer settings
will be lost.
• If there is no disc or an unrecordable disc in the tray, the
icon will flash and the timer recording will not occur.
Insert a recordable disc.
• If there is no tape or a tape with a record tab is not in
the cassette compartment, the VCR indicator on the
front panel flashes and the timer recording cannot be
performed. Please insert a recordable tape.
• When all timer recordings are complete, the
icon
flashes. To play back or eject the recorded disc, press
[T-SET], and then press [PLAY B] or [OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT A].
• The timer recording cannot be performed in DVD and
VCR at the same time. If you set two programmings with
the same channel and time both in DVD and VCR, the
programming that has priority will be recorded.
Before you start
Timer Recording (cont’d)
PROG. 2
Additional 30 seconds (at the most) are cut off.
Note for DVD recording
• If the recording time of two programmes overlap, or the End time of a programme and the Start time of
another is same, the first 30 seconds (at the most) of the subsequent programme are cut off.
PROG. 1
Others
If the End time of the programme currently being
recorded and the Start time of the subsequent programme are same:
• If PROG. 1 is a DVD recorded programme, the
beginning of PROG. 2 may be cut off.
* If the cut off time exceeds 1 minute, the error number
“E40” will appear in the Timer Programming list.
VCR functions
PROG. 2 recording will start after PROG. 1 recording
is completed.
PROG. 2
Actual
recording
PROG. 1
PROG. 2
The first 30 seconds (at the most) are cut off.*
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33
Recording
Satellite Link
You can set the unit to start
recording whenever it detects
the video signal from the external
tuner.
Preparing for the Satellite Link
Timer Recording:
Preparation on the tuner
• The external tuner should be
equipped with some kind of
timer function. Using timer
function of the tuner, set it to
be turned on when it comes
to the time you want to start
recording, and off when it
comes to the time you want to
finish recording. (Refer to the
tuner’s manual on how to set
the timer.)
• Make sure to turn the power off
when you finish setting.
Preparation on this unit
• Make sure to select the desired
Recording mode beforehand.
External tuner
(commercially available)
Scart cable (commercially available)
DVD/VCR
AV2 (DECODER)
DVD
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
OUT
IN
L
PB
/CB
R
PR
/CR
OPTICAL COAXIAL
Press [ENTER] again.
In a second, the unit will be
turned off automatically as
it goes into the Satellite Link
standby mode.
• Until the time you set in “Start”,
the clock will appear on the
front panel.
• “Sat” will appear on the front
panel display at the start time.
VCR DVD
Satellite Link
Start
DVD
VCR
Mode
17:30
DVD
SP
To Standby Mode
4
Select the time, media and
recording mode using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
5
Set the desired start time
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[Cursor B].
• The hour can be selected
among 0-23.
• Repeat procedures in step 5 to
set the desired minutes.
• If you wish to go back to the
left, press [Cursor {].
Select the recording media
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[Cursor B].
OUT
1
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
2
Select “Recording” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
7
To cancel the Satellite Link
function while in the Satellite
Link standby mode:
Press [T-SET] to turn on the unit.
To cancel the Satellite Link
function while the Satellite Link
Recording is in progress:
Press [STOP C] on the front panel
of the unit.
Auto Chapter
10 minutes
Recording Audio Select (XP)
Dolby Digital
Auto Finalise
OFF
OPERATE
9
DUBBING
Select the recording mode
using [Cursor K / L].
See page 24 for details.
Press [ENTER].
“To Standby Mode” is highlighted.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
8
DVD
Recording
9
Select “Satellite Link” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Setting menu will appear.
6
ANTENNA
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
OUT
Y
AV1 (TV)
3
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR DVD
Satellite Link
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Satellite Link
Bilingual Recording Audio
Main
External Input Audio
Stereo
Dubbing Mode
VCR
DVD
REPEAT
Start
DVD
VCR
Mode
17:30
DVD
SP
AUDIO
SEARCH
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
EN
SLOW
PAUSE
To Standby Mode
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1
CM SKIP
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Recording
Before you start
Satellite Link (cont’d)
Note
Example 2
Example 1
Connections
• If you have not set the clock, the clock setting window will appear at step 3. Follow to step 4 in “Clock
Setting” on page 22.
• You cannot set the End time for the Satellite Link Timer Recording on this unit.
• Recording picture will be distorted if the copy protection signal is being detected during Satellite Link
Timer Recording.
• When a regular Timer Recording and the Satellite Link Timer Recording are overlapped, those
recordings are recorded as illustrated below.
Example 3
Timer
Recording
Timer
Recording
Satellite Link
Satellite Link
Satellite Link
Actual
Recording
Actual
Recording
Actual
Recording
Getting started
Timer
Recording
Settings for external equipment
Recording from external equipment
1
Press [ OPERATE] to turn on
the unit.
Turn on the TV and be sure to
select the input to which the unit
is connected.
When you want to record to a
tape:
VCR
1
2
4
5
8
7
0
3
6
9
+10
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
When you want to record to
the disc:
1
2
5
8
0
DVD
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
.@/:
4
ENTER
RETURN
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
4
Select a recording mode using
[REC MODE]. (See page 24.)
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
5
Press [REC/OTR] (VCR or DVD)
on the unit to start recording.
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
Press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A] to
open the disc tray, then place
the disc to record on.
Press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A]
again to close the disc tray.
6
Press the PLAY button on the
external recording component.
7
For disc:
Press [STOP C] on the unit to
stop recording.
Note
• During recording, if a signal
other than PAL is detected
(such as NTSC), recording is
paused.
• If you want to monitor the
programme that you are
recording, make sure the
device such as Satellite
Box is turned off when it is
connected to AV2.
EN
Others
For tape:
Press [STOP C/EJECT A] on the
unit to stop recording.
VCR functions
7
VCR
Changing the
Setup menu
Insert the tape with a record
tab into the cassette compartment.
4
ZOOM
TOP MENU
3
2
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
DVD
PLAY
VCR
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
Editing
2
Select the external input mode
to which the external equipment is connected. (AV1, AV2,
AV3 or AV4)
To use the Scart terminal or
input jacks on the rear of this
unit;
To select the “AV1”, or “AV2”,
press [0], [0], [1] or [0], [0], [2]
accordingly or use [PROG. / ].
To use the input jacks on the
front of this unit;
To select “AV3”, press [0], [0], [3]
or use [PROG. / ].
To select “AV4”, use [PROG. / ].
DUBBING
Disc Playback
Before recording from external
equipment, see page 15 for
connection instructions.
OPERATE
Recording
3
1
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Recording
DV dubbing
Guide to DV and On-Screen Display
This function helps you to easy dubbing if you have the Digital Video camcorder that has DV output jack.
You can control basic operations of the DV from the remote control of this unit such as playback, fast forward
or reverse and stop all operations if the DV camcorder is in Playback mode. Use the DV cable that has 4-pin
input jack and is compliance with the IEEE 1394 standards. When you connect to DV input jack on the front
of this unit, select “AV4” position by using [PROG. / ] and press [DISPLAY] to show the DV dubbing
information for the operating your DV camcorder.
When the DV camcorder
is in Playback mode...
1
1
1
0:00:00
DVD-RW
Video mode
2
Control
DV Audio
Start Rec
DV
AB-1234
0:00:00
DVD
Stereo1
SP
3
When the DV camcorder
is not in Playback mode...
1
1 DV icon
2 Indicator of active device
• When the “Control” is
highlighted, press [ENTER]
to display the item selection.
Select the device you wish to
operate using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER] to activate.
• Select “DVD” to control this unit.
• Select “DVC” to control your DV
camcorder.
3 Recording audio mode
• Other than the DV camcorder
is in stop mode, the “DV Audio”
can be selected. Press [ENTER]
to display the item selection
and then using [Cursor K / L]
to select the audio you wish to
output. Press [ENTER] again to
activate.
• Select “Stereo1” to dub the
stereo sound.
• Select “Stereo2” to dub the
sound with postrecording
sound.
• Select “Mix” to dub the Stereo1
and Stereo2.
4 Indicator of dubbing function
• When the unit is ready for
dubbing, “Start Rec” will
appear.
• When the unit is in dubbing,
“Pause Rec” will appear.
1:35
DVD-RW
Video mode
1:35
7
5 Channel position
• When you select “AV4” by
using [PROG. / ], “DV” will
appear.
6 Product name of your DV
camcorder
• If the unit cannot recognise
the input signal from the DV
camcorder or the unknown
product, “No Device” will
appear instead.
• If the unit receives the input
signal from the DV camcorder
but the unknown product,
“****” will appear instead.
7 Status of the current operation
and the time counter
• Depending on the DVC's
mechanism, the unit's counter
and icons may not be displayed
the same as DVC shows.
Each icon means:
DVC is in stop mode.
DVC is in playback.
5
DV
AB-1234
0:22:54
SP
6
DVC is fast forwarding.
(in stop mode)
DVC is fast reversing.
(in stop mode)
DVC is in pause mode.
DVC is in reverse playback.
DVC is fast forwarding.
DVC is fast reversing.
(standard speed)
(standard speed)
DVC is fast forwarding.
DVC is fast reversing.
(faster than above)
(faster than above)
DVC is fast forwarding.
DVC is fast reversing.
(faster than above)
(faster than above)
DVC is slow forwarding.
(standard speed)
DVC is in slow reverse
playback.
DVC is slow forwarding.
DVC is in recording.
(faster than above)
DVC is slow forwarding.
(faster than above)
EN
0:00:00
4
The following instructions are
described with the operations using
the remote control of this unit.
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1
The menu changes according
to what mode of DV Camcorder.
Switch the mode on the
DV Camcorder to Playback mode
for the dubbing information.
DVC is in recording
pause mode.
Recording
Note
7
2
5
3
6
8
9
0
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
Select “DV” using [PROG.
/ ].
2
3
Press [DISPLAY].
DV dubbing menu will appear.
1
1
0:00:00
DVD-RW
Video mode
DVD
Stereo1
DV
AB-1234
0:00:00
• DVC will pause the playback and
the unit will pause the dubbing.
7
Select “Control” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Select “DVD” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Press [STOP C] to stop dubbing.
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
8
PROG.
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
5
7
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Note
• To avoid unrecorded part, the
tape will rewind to the point
a few seconds preceding the
paused point if you select “Start
Rec” whenever the DVC is in
pause mode.
• If no video signal is detected
from the DV camcorder during
DVC to DVD dubbing, the
recording will be paused and
“I” will flash on the screen.
The recording will resume
when the unit detects a video
signal again.
• When the DV camcorder is in
Camera mode, refer to “Guide
to DV and On-Screen Display”
on page 36.
EN
37
Others
Control
DV Audio
Start Rec
Select “Start Rec” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
The dubbing will start.
To pause dubbing:
Select “Pause Rec” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
3
MNO
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
3
DEF
2
JKL
VCR functions
Select a recording mode using
[REC MODE]. (See page 24.)
6
ABC
1
GHI
7
4
6
7
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
Changing the
Setup menu
DV
AB-1234
0:00:00
Press [PLAY B] to find the
point where you wish to begin
the dubbing.
Then, press [STOP C] at the
point you wish to start dubbing.
DVD
Editing
Press
5
VCR
Disc Playback
1
4
DVD
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
TOP MENU
1
Recording
Insert a recordable DVD-RW/R disc and make sure your DV
camcorder is in Playback mode.
Press [ENTER] to display the
item selection. Select “DVC”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
2
Getting started
4
Before recording from DV
camcorder, see page 14 for
connection instructions.
VCR
• You cannot dub from DVC to both DVD and VCR
format at the same time.
• You cannot change the output mode during DVC
to VCR dubbing. If you want to switch to the DVD
mode, stop the VCR first.
• During DVC to VCR dubbing, you cannot change
channels while paused.
• When the output is in DVD mode while playing
back a DVD using AV4 (DV-IN), you cannot switch
to the VCR mode.
• If you are using anything other than AV4 (DVIN) to playback DVD, you can switch to the VCR
mode, but cannot select AV4 (DV-IN) channel.
(You can select AV4 (DV-IN) after switching to the
DVD mode during VCR playback.)
• You cannot dub from DVC during timer standby
mode.
• During timer standby of either component,
you cannot select AV4 (DV-IN) even on the
component which is not in timer standby.
Connections
• The unit does not send out the output signal to DV
camcorder.
• For the proper operation, connect DV camcorder
to the unit directly. Do not connect this unit and
the DV camcorder via any other unit.
• Do not connect more than one DV camcorder.
• The unit can only accept DV camcorder. Other
DV equipment such as Set-top Box, or D-VHS VCR
cannot be recognised.
• Date / time and cassette memory data will not be
recorded.
• Pictures with a copy-guard signal cannot be
recorded.
• A DV terminal is a terminal that can use the
transmission mode conforming to the IEEE 1394
standards called “Fire Wire”. It serves as the
interface that connects the PC and peripheral
equipment such as “i.Link” (registered trademark
of SONY). It enables digital dubbing between DV
devices with little degradation.
Before you start
DV dubbing (cont’d)
Recording
Dubbing Mode
2
You can copy a DVD disc to a
videotape or copy a videotape to
a DVD disc. This function will be
available only if the DVD disc or
the tape is not copy protected.
Before starting this function,
prepare for the recording on the
DVD-RW/-R disc or the videotape.
See pages 24-25, 87.
Note for recording to a tape:
• The tape's record tab is intact.
• The videotape is long enough
to record the DVD disc.
Note for recording to a disc:
• The DVD disc is satisfied with
the recording status.
See pages 24-25.
OPERATE
Select “Recording” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Recording menu will appear.
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
DVD
Recording
.@/:
Auto Chapter
10 minutes
Recording Audio Select (XP)
Dolby Digital
Auto Finalise
OFF
Satellite Link
ABC
Main
External Input Audio
Stereo
Dubbing Mode
VCR
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
2
3
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
Bilingual Recording Audio
1
CM SKIP
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
DVD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
3
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
PAUSE
Select “Dubbing Mode” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Option window will appear.
Dubbing Mode
VCR DVD
SLOW
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Insert a disc and a tape with a
record tab.
VCR
DVD
DVD
VCR
1
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
Note for VCR to DVD duplication:
• After starting VCR to DVD duplication, the picture may be distorted because of the auto tracking
function. This is not a malfunction. Be advised to play back the tape until the picture is stabilized, then
set the starting point which you wish to start recording, and start VCR to DVD duplication.
• This unit will automatically stop the duplication if playback with no image detected for more than 3
minutes during VCR to DVD duplication.
• If the playback sound mode of VCR is set to “STEREO”, “LEFT” or “RIGHT”, the sound mode upon dubbing
is automatically switched to “STEREO”. If the playback sound mode is set to “MONO”, the sound mode
upon dubbing is also “MONO”.
• If you set “External Input Audio” to “Stereo”, the sound is recorded in “Stereo” (both Video mode and VR
mode).
• While in video mode, if you set “External Input Audio” to “Bilingual”, the audio set in “Bilingual
Recording Audio” mode is recorded. While in VR mode, if you set “External Input Audio” to “Bilingual”,
bilingual audio is recorded.
• The main and sub audio will be simultaneously recorded (VR mode). You can select audio modes during
playback.
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EN
Recording
VCR to DVD
DVD to VCR
OPERATE
4
Select “VCR DVD” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Select “DVD VCR” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Dubbing Mode
VCR
DVD
7
Dubbing Mode
VCR DVD
DVD
VCR
VCR
DVD
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
.@/:
6
4
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
VCR DVD
5
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
DVD
GHI
JKL
MNO
VCR
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
8
5
Press [SETUP] to exit.
Press [SETUP] to exit.
VCR
1
2
5
8
7
0
VCR
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
3
6
9
+10
STOP
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
NA527AD
Press
6
6
VCR
2
5
8
0
VCR
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
SLOW
5
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Disc Playback
Press [PLAY B](DVD) on the
unit, and then press [PAUSE F]
at the point you wish to start
recording.
1
SEARCH
first.
Press [PLAY B](VCR) on the
unit, and then press [PAUSE F]
at the point you wish to start
recording.
7
AUDIO
DVD
PLAY
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
4
REPEAT
Recording
4
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Getting started
0
5
Connections
4
DUBBING
Before you start
Dubbing Mode (cont’d)
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
NA527AD
Press
first.
7
Press [DUBBING].
7
Press [DUBBING].
VCR to DVD duplication will start.
DVD to VCR duplication will start.
8
Press [STOP C] to stop the
8
Press [STOP C] to stop the
recording.
recording.
Note
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Others
EN
VCR functions
• When you turn off the unit
after setting the Dubbing
Mode to
,
the setting will be set to
automatically.
• Dubbing Mode is available
only if the tape or disc is not
copy protected.
• You cannot change the output
mode during VCR to DVD or
DVD to VCR duplication.
• If you want to watch the
duplicated material, after the
VCR to DVD duplication, press
[DVD] first then press [PLAY B].
• If you want to watch the
duplicated material, after the
DVD to VCR duplication, press
[VCR] first then press [PLAY B].
Changing the
Setup menu
Make sure to select a recording
mode using [REC MODE]. (See
page 87.)
Editing
Make sure to select a recording
mode using [REC MODE]. (See
page 24.)
Recording
Setting a disc to protect
To prevent accidental overrecording, editing or erasing of
recordings, you can protect them
using the Setup menu.
3
OPERATE
Select “Disc Protect OFF ➔ ON”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Disc Protect OFF
Insert a recordable disc.
Select “Disc” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Disc Protect OFF
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
2
3
4
Note
4
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
The disc is protected.
Press [SETUP] to exit.
Finalise
DVD
RETURN
5
Disc
Format
VCR
TOP MENU
ON
No
2
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Yes
1
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
1
5
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
DUBBING
ON
• The Disc Protect setting is
available only when a disc
recorded in VR mode is inserted.
• You can select only “Disc
Protect ON ➔ OFF” when a
protected disc is inserted.
To cancel the disc protect:
• Select “Disc Protect ON ➔ OFF”
at step 3, then select “Yes”.
• If you insert a disc protected
with this unit, “Disc Protect
ON ➔ OFF” will appear instead
of “OFF ➔ ON”.
Disc Protect ON
OFF
Yes
No
Finalising discs
You will need to finalise discs to
play them back in other players.
Finalising may take from several
minutes up to an hour. (A disc
recorded in Video mode can take
up to 15 minutes. A disc recorded
in VR mode can take up to 60
minutes.)
A shorter recording period on
the disc will require a longer time
period for finalisation. Do not
unplug the mains cable during
finalisation.
3
Select “Finalise” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Finalise
OPERATE
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Yes
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
No
TOP MENU
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
4
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Finalising will start.
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
PROG.
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
Finalising
Insert a recordable disc before
finalising.
FWD
90%
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
1
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
2
5
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
100%
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Disc
Format
Finalise
Disc Protect OFF
40
EN
ON
SLOW
PAUSE
Finalising is completed.
Finalising
Select “Disc” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
1
CM SKIP
2
3
4
Recording
Before you start
Finalising
(cont’d)
XXXXdiscs
(cont’d)
To cancel finalising... (DVD-RW only)
Do you want to cancel ?
Yes
No
Finalising
Connections
Press [STOP C] during the finalising is in progress. Select “Yes” using
[Cursor { / B] then press [ENTER]. Finalising is cancelled and the unit
switches to stop mode.
If appears when [STOP C] is pressed, you cannot cancel finalising
because the finalising has already reached at a critical point in its process.
If “No” is selected and [ENTER] or [RETURN ] is pressed, finalising is
continued.
You cannot cancel finalising a DVD-R disc once it has started.
5%
Getting started
Note
Recording
• Finalising a disc in Video mode automatically creates a Title menu.
• You can use the unit to record or edit a disc recorded in VR mode even after it is finalised. After you
finalise a disc recorded in Video mode, you cannot edit or record anything else on that disc.
• To release the finalisation of the DVD-RW disc, select “Undo Finalise” at step 3.
Disc
• If you insert a DVD-RW disc finalised with this unit, “Undo Finalise” will
Format
Undo Finalise
appear instead of “Finalise”.
Disc Protect OFF ON
• DO NOT power off during finalising. This may result in a malfunction.
Auto finalise
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
Auto Finalise - Disc Full
1
ON
OFF
2
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
Select “Recording” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
VCR
REC/OTR
10 minutes
Recording Audio Select (XP)
Dolby Digital
Auto Finalise
OFF
Satellite Link
Main
External Input Audio
Stereo
Dubbing Mode
VCR
4
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
Changing the
Setup menu
Auto Chapter
Bilingual Recording Audio
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
DVD
Recording
FWD
PLAY
Editing
2
3
4
DVD
.@/:
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
1
5
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Select “Auto Finalise” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Disc Playback
You can finalise discs
automatically when the disc
space runs out if you set this in
the Setup menu.
OPERATE
3
PAUSE
Select “ON” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
5
DVD
Press [SETUP] to exit.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
VCR functions
Note
• Auto finalise function is not
available for discs formatted
in VR mode.
Others
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Disc Playback
Information on playing back DVDs
Read the following information before you play
back a DVD.
Disc
Playable discs
DVD-Video
You can play back all the discs listed on the right.
Before attempting to play back a DVD, make sure
it meets the requirements for Region Codes and
Colour Systems as described in this section. Discs
that bear any of the logos shown below will be
played back correctly in this unit. Other disc types
are not guaranteed to be played back.
Colour systems
DVDs are recorded using different colour systems
throughout the world. The most common colour
system, used primarily in the U.K. and other EU
countries, is PAL. This unit uses the PAL system.
However, it is also possible to play back DVDs
using other colour systems, such as NTSC.
Region codes
This unit has been designed to play back DVDs
for Region Four (4). It is only possible to play back
DVDs in this unit that are labelled for Region 4 or
for ALL regions. You cannot play back DVDs that
are labelled for other regions. Look for DVDs that
bear either of the symbols shown below. If these
region symbols do not appear on your DVD, you
cannot play back the DVD in this unit.
4
ALL
The number inside the globe refers to region of the
world.
A DVD labelled for a specific region can only be
played back in the unit with the same region code.
Playing back on DivX® file
The unit performs Official DivX® Certified product;
Plays all versions of DivX® video (including DivX®6 )
with standard playback of DivX® media files.
Discs containing the DivX® files with the DivX®
GMC (Global Motion Compensation) playback
feature, which is DivX® supplemental function,
cannot be played back on this unit.
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EN
Logo
DVD-RW
(VIDEO / VR mode,
DivX® files)
DVD-R
(VIDEO mode,
DivX® files)
DVD+RW*
DVD+R*
DVD-RAM
(Only the disc with
removable cartridge
can be used.)
CD-DA (AUDIO CD)
VCD (VIDEO CD) /
SVCD
DIGITAL VIDEO
CD-RW
(CD-DA FORMAT,
MP3, JPEG,
DivX® files)
CD-R
(CD-DA FORMAT,
MP3, JPEG,
DivX® files)
Kodak Picture CD
* There may be a disc which cannot be used or
played back.
Disc Playback
Before you start
Basic playback
Hint for DVD playback
Start Rec.
Stop/Start
Stop Rec.
Title 1
Title 2
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Connections
The contents of a DVD are
generally divided into titles.
Titles are sometimes further
subdivided into chapters.
VCR
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You can switch between the
“Original” and “Playlist” in the VR
mode using [MENU LIST].
<e.g. DVD-RW VR mode Playlist>
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DUBBING
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
Playlist
ENTER
RETURN
Press [ OPERATE] to turn on
the unit.
Turn on the TV and be sure to
select the input to which the unit
is connected.
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DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
Select the desired title using
[Cursor K / L / { / B], then
press [ENTER].
Pop-up window will appear.
AUDIO
SEARCH
8
SLOW
PAUSE
Editing
Place the disc on the disc tray
with its label facing up. Be sure
to align the disc with the disc
tray guide.
VCR
REC/OTR
Playlist
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
Play
Edit
2
3
5
6
Disc Playback
2
FWD
PLAY
Press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A] to
open the disc tray.
Recording
1
1
Getting started
Playing back a DVD-RW / DVD-R / DVD+RW / DVD+R
disc
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Press [TOP MENU] to display
the Title menu.
Select “Play” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Playback will start.
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Others
Press [STOP C] to stop playback.
To eject the disc, press
[OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A] to open
the disc tray, then remove the disc.
Press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A] to
close the disc tray before turning
off the unit.
VCR functions
Press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A] to
close the disc tray.
7
Changing the
Setup menu
Disc
tray
guide
Note
• For DVD-RW (Video mode)
and DVD-R (Video mode) discs
that are already finalised,
a title list will be displayed
instead of thumbnails.
• If you insert a DVD-RW
recorded in VR mode and it
has a Playlist, the Playlist is
displayed.
• You can resume playback
from where you stopped
playing back the disc (Resume
playback). See page 49 for
details.
• You can also start playback by
pressing [PLAY B] instead of
[ENTER] at step 6.
• Some discs may start playback
automatically.
Disc Playback
Basic playback (cont’d)
Playing back a DVD-Video / CD / Video CD
VCR
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If you are playing back a DVDVideo or a Video CD, a menu may
appear.
See pages 47-48 for details.
DVD
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STOP
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VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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ABC
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MNO
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PROG.
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SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Follow the steps 1 to 4 in
“Playing back a DVD-RW / DVDR / DVD+RW / DVD+R disc” on
page 43.
3
REV
2
FWD
PLAY
Press [STOP C] to stop playback.
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
2
3
SLOW
PAUSE
Press [PLAY B] to start playback.
Playback will start.
Playing back an MP3 / JPEG
VCR
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Follow the steps 1 to 4 in
“Playing back a DVD-RW / DVDR / DVD+RW / DVD+R disc” on
page 43.
The File List will appear.
• If you are in stop mode, press [TOP
MENU] to display the File List.
File List
disc name
3
3
folder name 1
folder name 2
folder name 3
folder name 4
1 file name 1
2 file name 2
3 file name 1
4 file name 2
1/2
To exit the File List , press
[TOP MENU] again or press
[STOP C].
2
Press [Cursor K / L] to select
the desired folder (group) or
file (track), then press [ENTER].
If a file is selected:
Playback will start.
If a folder is selected:
The files in the folder will appear.
Press [Cursor K / L] to select the
track or folder you want, then
press [ENTER].
• Press [PLAY B], [ENTER] or
[Cursor B] to move to any
lower folders.
• Press [Cursor s] or
[RETURN ] to move back to
the folder above.
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Hints for MP3 / JPEG files:
• Folders are known as Groups,
files are known as Tracks.
• Folders are shown with the
icon.
• MP3 files are shown with the 3
icon.
Playback will start from the
selected track and continue
with each one after.
• JPEG files are shown with the
icon.
• The unit can recognise up to
255 groups (or folders) and up
to 999 tracks.
• The name of each folder and file
can be displayed using up to 29
characters.
Unrecognisable characters are
replaced with asterisks.
• Unplayable groups and tracks
may be displayed depending on
the recording conditions.
• For MP3 file recorded in Variable
Bit Rate (VBR), the unit may not
display the actual elapsed time.
• If there are no files in the folder,
“No Files” is displayed.
• High resolution or large-size
JPEG files take a few moments
to be displayed.
• It is not possible to play back
progressive JPEGs (JPEG files
saved in progressive format) on
this unit.
• It is not possible to play back
JPEG files of 12MB or more.
It is recommended that files to
be played back in this unit are
recorded under the following
specifications:
[MP3]
• Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz or
48kHz
• Constant Bit Rate: 112kbps to
320kbps
[JPEG] Size of picture
• Upper limit: 6300 x 5100dots
• Lower limit: 32 x 32dots
• Capacity limit: less than 12MB
ZOOM
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VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
ENTER
RETURN
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CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ABC
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GHI
JKL
MNO
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PQRS
TUV
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DEF
PROG.
WXYZ
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SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Note
• MP3 files cannot be recorded
as digital sound using an MD
or DAT deck.
• Files with extensions other
than “.mp3 (MP3)” or “.jpg /
.jpeg (JPEG)” will not be listed
in the File List.
• Some folders or tracks
listed in the File List may
be unplayable due to their
recording status.
• The File List displays only up
to 8 folder and file names.
Disc Playback
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VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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Picture CD
Notes on JPEG and Kodak Picture CD:
2
3
4
5
6
After track is displayed for 5 seconds or 10 seconds (set in the “Slide
Show”) the display moves to the next track.
During JPEG or Kodak Picture CD playback, press [Cursor B]
or [Cursor {] to rotate a picture 90 degrees clockwise or
counterclockwise respectively.
(Not available when the display menu appears.)
Recording
1
Disc Playback
Playing back a DivX®
VCR
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STOP
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File List
disc name
1/2
To exit the File List, press
[TOP MENU] again or press
[STOP C].
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
1
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
.@/:
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ENTER
RETURN
ABC
DEF
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GHI
JKL
MNO
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PQRS
TUV
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CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
VCR functions
folder name 1
folder name 2
folder name 3
folder name 4
1 file name 1
2 file name 2
3 file name 3
4 file name 4
5 file name 5
DUBBING
Changing the
Setup menu
Follow the steps 1 to 4 in
“Playing back a DVD-RW / DVDR / DVD+RW / DVD+R disc” on
page 43.
The File List will appear.
OPERATE
Editing
1
Press [Cursor K / L] to select
the desired folder (group) or
file (track), then press [ENTER].
If a file is selected:
Playback will start.
If a folder is selected:
The files in the folder will appear.
Press [Cursor K / L] to select the
track or folder you want, then
press [ENTER].
• Press [PLAY B], [ENTER] or
[Cursor B] to move to any
lower folders.
• Press [Cursor {] or
[RETURN ] to move back to
the folder above.
Getting started
VCR
1
4
• To exit the Picture CD
2 Press [Cursor K / L / { / B]
thumbnail List, press
to select a desired track to be
[TOP MENU] again or press
played back, then press
[STOP C].
[PLAY B] or [ENTER].
An image will be played back
Arrow icons mean the title list
from the selected track and go
includes a next or previous
to the next one in turn.
page. Press [Cursor { / B] in
3 Press [STOP C] to stop
the direction of the icon you
playback.
wish to follow. You can also
quick review the six thumbnails
at once between the first and
last pages by pressing
[SKIP H / G].
Connections
Kodak Picture CD
The Picture CD is a service to
convert photographs taken by
a conventional film camera into
digital data and write the data
on a CD. You can enjoy picture
images on the TV set by playing
back the Picture CDs.
For details of Kodak Picture CD,
contact a shop that provides
developing service of Kodak Inc.
Before you start
Basic playback (cont’d)
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
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Disc Playback
Basic playback (cont’d)
It is recommended that files to be played back in
this unit are recorded under the following specifications:
[DivX®]
• Official DivX® Certified product
• Plays all versions of DivX® video (including DivX®6 )
with standard playback of DivX® media files
• Maximum size of image : 720 x 480 @30fps
720 x 576 @25fps
• Sampling frequency of audio: 8kHz-48kHz
• Audio type : MPEG1 audio layer 3 (MP3),
MPEG1 audio layer 2,
Dolby Digital
Hint for the purchased or rental Official DivX®
Certified product
• When you purchased or rental a DivX® file
through the DivX® Video-On-Demand (VOD)
services, a registration code is required every time
you get the new file from the DivX® VOD services.
Refer to “DivX® VOD” on page 59.
• Some DivX® VOD files are restricted with the
limited playable times (you cannot play them
back beyond the limit). If your DivX® VOD file has
such limit, the playback confirmation screen will
appear.
Hint
• DivX® is a codec (compression/decompression)
that can compress images to a very small amount
of data. The software can compress video data
from almost any sources to the size that can be
sent on the Internet without compromising visual
quality of the images.
• A file with an extension of “.avi” and “.divx”
is called an DivX® file. All files with the “.avi”
extension are recognised as MPEG4.
• Files whose extension other than “.avi” and “.divx”
will not be listed on the DivX® menu. However,
unplayable groups or tracks may be displayed,
depending on the recording conditions.
• Even if the file has an extension of either “.avi”
and “.divx”, this unit cannot play it back if it is
recorded in the format other than DivX®.
• Folders are known as Groups; files are known as tracks.
• A symbol of is shown on the top of the file name.
• A maximum of 255 folders or 999 files may be
recognised in one disc.
• Up to 8 hierarchies can be recognised in one
folder. Files in the 9th or deeper hierarchies
cannot be played back.
• If the track extends beyond the scope of screen, a
down arrow “L” appears, indicating that the user
can view another part on the previous page. The
current page number and the number of total pages
are shown on the right of the down arrow “L”.
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Use [Cursor { / B] to select “YES” if you want
to play back the file, or to select “NO” if you do
not wish to play it back. Then, press [ENTER] to
confirm the selection.
DivX® VOD RENTAL
This rental has O views left.
Do you want to use one
of your O views now?
YES
NO
• You cannot play back the DivX® VOD files, of
which rental period has been expired. In such
case, press [TOP MENU] and select other files
that can be played back.
RENTAL EXPIRED
This rental is expired.
Please push ‘TOP MENU’.
• The name of group and track can be displayed up
to 29 characters. Unrecognisable characters will
be replaced with asterisks.
• You can play back the disc recorded in multisession.
• Playback will be paused if the File List is displayed
during the playback.
• It may take a while for audio and images to be
output after you inserted a disc and pressed
[PLAY B].
• When playing back the files recorded in high bit
rates, the images can be interrupted in some
occasions.
• Although DivX® logo has been obtained for this
unit, it may not be able to play back some data,
depending on the characteristics, bit rates, or
audio format settings, etc.
• Use the software recognised by the DivX, Inc.
when you make DivX® files.
• A DivX® file whose file size exceeds 2GB cannot
be played back.
• When using tools or utilities to make up DivX®
files, read their instruction manual beforehand.
• Never use the MPEG4 tools when you make
DivX® files. Otherwise, noise or disturbance of the
picture and sound may be generated.
• If a large-sized DivX® file is selected, it may take
a while to start the playback (over 20 seconds
sometimes).
Disc Playback
Getting started
AUTHORIZATION ERROR
Please select the media
to play back.
This player is not authorized to
play this video.
Video
Audio & Picture
Connections
• Press [MENU LIST] to call up the Playback Media
• If DivX® files written on CD discs cannot be played Selection screen in stop mode.
back, rewrite them on a DVD disc and try to play • If you select “Audio & Picture”, instead of “Video”
on the Playback Media Selection screen, this unit
back.
can play back MP3 / JPEG files.
• For more information for DivX®, please visit
•
You
cannot play back the DivX® VOD files
http://www.divx.com.
obtained with different registration codes on this
• If you insert a CD-RW/-R with DivX® files that are
unit. Press [TOP MENU] and select other files that
mixed with MP3 and JPEG files, the Playback
can be played back.
Media Selection screen will be displayed. Please
select “Video” and proceed to next step.
Hint
Before you start
Basic playback (cont’d)
Please push ‘TOP MENU’.
Recording
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STOP
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VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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Select an item using [Cursor
K / L / { / B], then press
[ENTER].
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2
3
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
2
ABC
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DEF
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2
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GHI
JKL
MNO
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PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
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CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR functions
3
7
DUBBING
Changing the
Setup menu
2
VCR
1
4
OPERATE
Editing
Press [MENU LIST].
If the feature is not available,
may appear on the TV screen.
Repeat this step until all the
features you want are set up or
to start playing back the disc
from the menu. The following
operations are available.
[MENU LIST] button:
Displays the DVD menu, which
will vary among discs, and may
be same with the Title menu.
[Cursor K / L / { / B] buttons:
Move the cursor from item to
item on the screen.
[ENTER] button:
Selects the currently highlighted
menu option.
[the Number buttons]:
Selects a numbered menu option
(available on certain discs).
A DVD contains a disc menu,
which lists the contents and
enables you to customize
playback. The menu may offer
choices for subtitle languages,
special features, and chapter
selection. Usually this information
appears automatically when you
start playback, but sometimes
you need to press [MENU LIST]
to display the menu.
Disc Playback
Playing back discs using the Disc menu
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
Press [MENU LIST] to exit the
disc menu.
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Note
• Menus vary among discs.
Refer to the information
accompanying the disc for
details.
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Disc Playback
Basic playback (cont’d)
Playing back a disc using the Title menu
The disc will start playing
back at the title you selected.
The following operations are
available.
[TOP MENU] button:
Displays the DVD “Title Menu”
which will vary between discs.
[Cursor K / L / { / B] buttons:
Move the cursor from item to
item on the screen.
[ENTER] button:
Selects the currently highlighted
menu option.
[the Number buttons]:
Selects a numbered menu option
(available on certain discs).
Some DVDs have a Title menu,
which lists the titles available on
the DVD. You can start playing
back such discs at a specific title.
VCR
DVD
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PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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1
Press [TOP MENU].
The Title menu will appear.
If the feature is not available,
may appear on the TV screen.
2
Select a desired item using
[Cursor K / L / { / B], then
press [ENTER].
OPERATE
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
1
2
3
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
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2
3
JKL
MNO
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5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
2
DEF
GHI
7
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
PROG.
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Note
• [TOP MENU] will not be
available for some DVDs.
• Menus vary among discs.
Refer to the information
accompanying the disc for
details.
3
Press [TOP MENU] to exit.
PBC function for Video CDs
This unit conforms to ver.1.1 and
ver.2.0 of the Video CD standard
playback control (PBC) function.
This enables you to play back
interactive software using menu
screens. Refer to the information
accompanying the Video CD.
Ver.1.1 (without PBC function):
You can still enjoy playback of
pictures and music from the CD.
Ver.2.0 (with PBC function):
“PBC ON” will appear on the
screen and display when playing
back a Video CD with the PBC
function.
Note
• When playing back Video CDs with the PBC function, “Pbc” is
displayed instead of the playing back time and current track
indications on the front panel display.
• Some operations cannot be performed unless the function is
cancelled either automatically or intentionally by you.
• Operations that are not available when the PBC function is set to
“ON” are indicated by the following symbol in this manual:
(PBC OFF)
Playing back a Video CD using the Title menu
VCR
DVD
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3
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0
9
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PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
When playing back a Video CD
with the PBC function, the Title
menu will appear automatically.
2
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
3
ZOOM
Press [RETURN ] to go back
to the Title menu.
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
3
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
2
0
Note
Press [the Number buttons] to
select the desired title.
Playback will start at the selected
title.
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OPERATE
EN
• While the On-Screen Display
appears, you cannot perform
steps 2 and 3.
Disc Playback
Cancelling and Recalling the PBC function
3
(PBC OFF)
VCR
1
2
DVD
3
Press
first.
OPERATE
1
4
7
5
8
0
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
Select “CD Playback Mode”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
CD Playback Mode
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
1
5
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
Select “OFF” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
5
CM SKIP
ABC
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
2
3
4
DEF
PROG.
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Press [SETUP] to exit.
To recall the PBC function, select
“ON” in step 4 above.
Note
Random Play
• The default setting of “PBC
(Video CD only)” is “ON”.
Program Play
ON
Slide Show
5 sec.
Recording
PBC (Video CD only)
Disc Playback
Special playback
Resume playback
2
You can resume playback from
the point where you stopped it
before.
VCR
2
5
7
8
0
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
8
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
2
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
1
2
SLOW
PAUSE
Note
• For Video CDs, if you turn PBC
on using the Setup menu, the
resume function is cancelled.
• For MP3 and JPEG files,
playback will resume from
the beginning of the track at
which playback was stopped.
VCR functions
During playback, press
[STOP C].
The resume message will appear.
TUV
7
Changing the
Setup menu
1
4
Press [PLAY B].
In a few seconds, playback will
resume from the point at which
you stopped it before. Even if you
turn off the unit, you can resume
playback at the same point after
turning back on the unit.
To cancel the resume playback
and start playing back the disc
from the beginning:
Press [STOP C] while playback is
stopped.
PQRS
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
Editing
(PBC OFF)
Getting started
2
SETUP
Connections
Insert a Video CD.
Select “PBC (Video CD only)”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
4
DUBBING
Before you start
PBC function for Video CDs (cont’d)
Others
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Disc Playback
Special playback (cont’d)
Fast forward / Fast reverse
VCR
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
Press
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
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During playback, press
[FWD D / q] or [REV E / r].
Each time you press
[FWD D / q] or [REV E / r],
the approximate speed will
change as follows.
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback across titles (for DVDs)
or tracks (for MP3) is not possible.
x40
x20
x5
• For Audio CDs and MP3 files,
approximate speed is fixed at
x8 with sound.
• For Video CDs, approximate
forward speeds are x2, x8 and
x16, and approximate reverse
speeds are x2, x8 and x16.
• For DivX® files, approximate
forward speeds are x2, x20 and
x40, and approximate reverse
speeds are x5, x20 and x40.
• To return to playback at normal
speed, press [PLAY B].
• Picture quality of DivX® files in
fast reverse is lower than that
in fast forward.
• For some DivX® files, Fast
forward/Fast reverse may not
function.
Normal
speed
playback
x2
x20
x40
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ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
1
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Note
• Forward/reverse speeds
are indicated with icons as
follows.
Forward (Approx. Speed):
x2:
x20:
x40:
Reverse (Approx. Speed):
x5:
x20:
x40:
Skipping TV commercials during playback
e.g. Press [CM SKIP] once.
OPERATE
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
To enjoy recorded programmes
without any interruptions, press
[CM SKIP].
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
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During playback, press
[CM SKIP].
Normal playback will start 30second advanced point from the
point at which you press
[CM SKIP].
Each time you press [CM SKIP],
the start point will move another
30 seconds forward and playback
resume automatically.
You can press [CM SKIP] up to 6
times (180 seconds).
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EN
CM Skip 30 sec.
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
(forwarding 30 seconds.)
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
B
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Playback will restart automatically.
1
Disc Playback
Before you start
Special playback (cont’d)
Pause
.@/:
ABC
DEF
2
3
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
VCR
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
PROG.
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
first.
REV
2
FWD
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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PLAY
1
During playback, press
F
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
2
Press [PLAY B] to resume play-
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
1
PAUSE
back.
Getting started
[PAUSE F]].
Playback will pause with the
sound muted.
Connections
1
GHI
Rapid Play
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
B
B
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
During playback, press [RAPID
PLAY].
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
1
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
2
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
Editing
1
OPERATE
Disc Playback
Rapid Play function is available
only during playback.
Available only on discs recorded
in the Dolby Digital format, Rapid
Play plays back in a slightly faster
/ slower speed while keeping
the sound quality just as normal
playback.
: Press [RAPID PLAY] once
during playback.
Plays back approximately
at 0.8 times of normal playback.
: Press [RAPID PLAY] twice
during playback.
Plays back approximately
at 1.3 times of normal playback.
: Press [RAPID PLAY] three
times to play back in normal speed.
No effects.
Recording
B
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
2
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Press [PLAY B] to continue the
normal playback.
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
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Note
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Others
EN
VCR functions
• Audio (language) setting
cannot be changed while
using this mode.
• This feature may not work at
some point in a disc.
• Audio is PCM during Rapid
play mode.
• When you select “PAL” in “TV
System” (see pages 83-84),
this function is not available
with discs recorded using the
NTSC system.
Disc Playback
Special playback (cont’d)
Step by step playback
OPERATE
2
Press [SKIP H / G] repeatVCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
edly.
Each time you press [SKIP G],
playback will go forward one
frame (or step) at a time with the
sound muted.
To go backward one frame (or
step), press [SKIP H].
Press and hold [SKIP G] to
continue going forward.
To continue going backward,
press and hold [SKIP H].
DVD
Press
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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1
During playback, press
[PAUSE F].
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
.@/:
ENTER
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
3
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
RETURN
PROG.
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
PLAY
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
1
PAUSE
Press [PLAY B] to resume playback.
2
FWD
VCR
REC/OTR
3
F
DUBBING
Note
• Only step by step forward is
available when playing back
Video CDs and discs with
DivX® files.
Slow forward / Slow reverse playback
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
Press
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
DVD
REC/OTR
1
STOP
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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REPEAT
1
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
During playback, press [PAUSE F], then press [FWD D / q] or
[REV E / r].
Each time you press [FWD D / q] or [REV E / r], the
approximate speed change as follows.
(The sound will remain muted.)
x1/4
x1/8
x1/16
Pause
x1/16
To return to normal playback, press [PLAY B].
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AUDIO
EN
x1/8
x1/3
Note
• Forward / reverse speeds
are indicated with icons as
follows.
Forward (Approx. Speed):
x1/16:
x1/8:
x1/3:
Reverse (Approx. Speed):
x1/16:
x1/8:
x1/4:
• For some DivX® files, Slow
forward / Slow reverse may
not function.
• Only slow forward is available
when playing back Video CDs
and discs with DivX® files.
Disc Playback
Before you start
Special playback (cont’d)
Zoom
3
OPERATE
VCR
1
2
4
5
0
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
1
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
DVD
Press
3
6
8
7
DUBBING
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
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1
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
Press [ZOOM] during playback,
and follow from step 3.
2
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
0
Note
1
1
0:00:00
DVD-Video
4
Select the desired zoom position using [Cursor K / L /
{ / B], then press [ENTER].
Zoom playback will start.
1.2
1.5
2.0
Marker Setup
ZOOM
0:00:00
Audio CD
2
3
4
5
VCR
DVD
2
3
5
6
7
8
0
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
first.
6
JKL
1
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
Changing the
Setup menu
1
4
-------------
2
3
4
ENTER
.@/:
GHI
1
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
RETURN
(PBC OFF)
You can assign a specific point
on a disc to return later.
DVD
FWD
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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PLAY
1
VCR
REC/OTR
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
Select the
icon using [Cursor
{ / B], then press [ENTER].
Marker setup menu for DVDVideo mode
1
1
0:00:00
1
2
3
5
6
4
To return to the marker later,
select the desired marker
number using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
EN
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Others
4
-------------
DVD-Video
Select the desired marker
number using [Cursor K / L].
When the disc reaches the
desired point, press [ENTER].
The title (track) number and the
time are displayed.
Note
• To clear a marker, select the
marker number you wish to
clear, then press
[CLEAR/C-RESET].
• You can mark up to 6 points.
• All markers are erased when
you perform the following
operations.
- Open the disc tray.
- Turn off the power.
- Record on a recordable disc.
- Change the mode between
Original and Playlist.
(VR mode)
VCR functions
2
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
3
Editing
Marker setup menu for Audio CD
mode
1
VCR
TOP MENU
Disc Playback
Four options are available, “x1.0”,
“x1.2”, “x1.5” and “x2.0”. These
are displayed excluding the
current zoom rate.
• To exit the menu, press
[DISPLAY].
• To cancel the zoom function,
select “x1.0” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
• If selecting a smaller factor
than that currently selected,
the zoom area is not
displayed.
• You cannot slide the zoomed
picture on some JPEG files.
Recording
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
Getting started
2
3
4
ENTER
RETURN
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
Connections
Select the desired zoom factor
to zoom using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
The zoom area is displayed.
Disc Playback
Search
Title / Chapter search
Searching for a Title:
3
VCR
1
2
4
5
DVD
0
Press
3
6
8
7
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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Using [SKIP H / G] buttons
OPERATE
Enter the desired title number
to search for using [Cursor
K / L] or [the Number buttons],
then press [ENTER].
Title search will start.
Searching for a Chapter:
During playback, press
[SKIP G] to skip the current
title or chapter and move to
the next.
The unit moves to the next title
or chapter one after the other.
To go back to the previous title
or chapter, press [SKIP H]
repeatedly.
Using the [DISPLAY] button
1
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
2
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
for the title number is
highlighted.
3
Press [Cursor { / B] to highlight the number displayed in
the right side of the
icon.
VCR
DVD
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
0
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
Using [SKIP H / G] buttons
1
During playback, press
[SKIP G] to skip the current
track and move to the next.
The unit moves to the next track
one after the other.
To go back to the previous track,
press [SKIP H] repeatedly. The
unit moves backward one track
at a time.
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EN
DVD
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
3
4
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
2
3
4
1
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
4
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Enter the desired chapter
number to search for using
[Cursor K / L] or [the Number
buttons], then press [ENTER].
Chapter search will start.
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Note
• Total number of chapters and
playback time of the selected
title are also displayed.
• The title number and playback
time of the selected chapter
are also displayed.
01 /01
001/028
00:00:00/02:18:33
Total number
of titles
Total time
of titles
Total number
of chapters
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Using the [DISPLAY] button
4
VCR
TOP MENU
Track search
(PBC OFF)
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
.@/:
1
DUBBING
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
1
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
2
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
for the track number is
highlighted.
3
Enter the desired track number
to search for using [Cursor
K / L ] or [the Number buttons], then press [ENTER].
Track search will start.
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
3
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
2
3
WXYZ
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
0
Note
• For Video CDs, you can
perform the track search
function in stop mode
without turning PBC off
manually.
• During Random playback or
Programme playback, you
cannot search the desired
track.
1
Disc Playback
Before you start
Search (cont’d)
Direct Search
OPERATE
You can search the desired track
directly.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
CM SKIP
DVD
2
Press
3
6
5
8
7
SETUP
Connections
VCR
1
4
DUBBING
9
0
+10
PLAY
STOP
TOP MENU
first.
MENU LIST
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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ENTER
RETURN
Using [the Number buttons]
.@/:
1
1
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
9
Getting started
During playback, if the display
menu is not displayed, press
[the Number buttons] to enter
the desired track number.
ABC
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Note
Recording
• During Random playback or
Programme playback, you
cannot search the desired
track directly.
Time search
OPERATE
(PBC OFF)
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
DUBBING
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Enter the desired time to
search for using [Cursor K / L]
or [the Number buttons], then
press [ENTER].
Time search will start.
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
ABC
DEF
2
3
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
[DISPLAY].
2
Press [Cursor B] to highlight
the number displayed in the
right side of the
icon.
9
SKIP
0
Note
• During Random playback or
Programme playback, you
cannot search the desired
time.
• The title number and chapter
number of the setting time
are also displayed.
• Time search function is
available only in the same
track or title.
• If the time search is not
available, there is no display.
VCR functions
3
WXYZ
DISPLAY
Changing the
Setup menu
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
for the title or track number is
highlighted.
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
Editing
1
GHI
NA527AD
4
2
3
4
1
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
1
During playback, press
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
Disc Playback
4
Others
EN
55
Disc Playback
Repeat/Random/Programme playback / Slide Show
Repeat playback
(PBC OFF)
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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1
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
Press [REPEAT ] during
playback, and follow from step 3.
2
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
3
Select the desired option to
repeat using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
The selected repeat playback will
start.
The following operations are
available.
Title:
The current title will be played
back repeatedly. (DVD only)
Chapter:
The current chapter will be
played back repeatedly.
(DVD only)
All:
The current disc will be played
back repeatedly.
(DVD-RW (VR mode), CD, Video
CD, MP3, JPEG and DivX® only)
A-B:
The A-B point will be played back
repeatedly. (DVD, CD, Video CD
and DivX® only)
When pressing [ENTER] while AB is highlighted, A-B repeat is set.
• Press [ENTER] again to decide
the starting point (A).
• Press [ENTER] after setting
point (A) to select the ending
point (B).
Track:
The current track will be played
back repeatedly. (CD, Video CD,
MP3, JPEG and DivX® only)
Group:
The current group will be played
back repeatedly. (MP3, JPEG
(except Picture CD) and DivX® only)
OPERATE
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
1
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Note
• To cancel the repeat playback, select “OFF” at step 3. The repeat
setting is also cancelled when you stop playback.
• You can only set A-B repeat playback within the current title (for
DVDs) or current track (for Audio CDs, Video CDs and discs with
DivX® files).
• You cannot select “Group” during the random playback of MP3
and JPEG files.
• For some DivX® files, A-B Repeat playback may not function.
• For Video CDs with PBC function, repeat play does not work while the
PBC function is on.
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EN
2
3
1
Disc Playback
Random playback
OPERATE
(PBC OFF)
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
CD Playback Mode
Random Play
Program Play
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
3
6
9
+10
Press
first.
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
6
4
5
PQRS
TUV
7
8
2
3
DEF
DVD
PLAY
STOP
1
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
PROG.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
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Select “CD Playback Mode”
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
2
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
Getting started
1
WXYZ
REV
FWD
PLAY
3
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Recording
Select “Random Play” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Random playback will start.
Connections
You can use this function to play
back a disc randomly instead of
in the recorded order.
CD Playback Mode menu will
appear.
<e.g. Audio CD>
DUBBING
Before you start
Repeat/Random/Programme playback / Slide Show (cont’d)
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Editing
• To cancel random playback, press [STOP C] twice during random
playback. “Playmode OFF” appears on the screen.
• For Video CDs with PBC function, the PBC setting will be switched
to off automatically when you start random playback.
• During random playback, if you forward the track to the end, the
playback speed of the next track will be normal.
• During random playback, you cannot use the search function
except for the search with [SKIP H / G]. By pressing [SKIP
H], you can return only to the beginning of the current track.
Disc Playback
Note
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR functions
Others
EN
57
Disc Playback
Repeat/Random/Programme playback / Slide Show (cont’d)
Programme playback
OPERATE
(PBC OFF)
You can programme the disc to
play back in your desired order.
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
3
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
VCR
ZOOM
Select the desired track using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER] or [Cursor B].
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
.@/:
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Program Play
1
Follow the steps 1 and 2 in
“Random playback” on page 57.
2
Select “Program Play” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Program Play
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ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
4
PROG.
2
3
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
0:06:11
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
4
PAUSE
Press [PLAY B] to start programme playback.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Total
0:00:00
Note
• To erase tracks you selected, press [CLEAR/C-RESET].
• You can make up to 50 track settings.
• To cancel programme playback, press [STOP C] twice during
programme playback. “Playmode OFF” appears on the screen.
• You may also select the desired track using [the Number buttons]
at step 3.
• For Video CDs with PBC function, the PBC setting will be switched
to off automatically when you start programme playback.
• During programme playback, if you forward the track to the end,
the playback speed of the next track will be normal.
• During programme playback, you cannot use the search function
except for the search with [SKIP H / G].
Slide Show
You can select the display time
between 5 seconds and 10
seconds.
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
3
OPERATE
Select the display time using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
4
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
.@/:
4
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
Follow the steps 1 and 2 in
“Random playback” on page 57.
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
2
3
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
0
2
Select “Slide Show” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
58
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Press [SETUP] to exit.
1
DUBBING
EN
Note
• Large-size JPEG files take a
few moments to be displayed.
Disc Playback
DivX® VOD
OPERATE
Playback menu will appear.
7
2
5
8
0
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
1
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
DVD
ZOOM
Audio
Video
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
Language
Parental Lock
All
.@/:
ABC
2
3
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PROG.
Note
3
Select “DivX® VOD” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Your registration code will appear.
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
ENTER
RETURN
DivX® VOD
DVD
DivX® VOD
DivX® VOD
Select “Playback” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your registration code is :
٤٤٤٤٤٤٤٤
To learn more visit
www.divx.com/vod
Switching subtitles
OPERATE
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
0:00:00
ZOOM
DVD-Video
OFF
1.English
2.Japanese
2
5
7
8
0
DVD
.@/:
3
6
9
+10
Press
first.
2
3
ENTER
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
9
DVD
PLAY
STOP
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
RETURN
7
VCR
1
4
VCR
TOP MENU
DISPLAY
SKIP
1
0
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
2
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
3
Select the desired subtitle
language using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
Subtitles are displayed in the
selected language.
If you select “OFF”, subtitles will
disappear.
Note
EN
59
Others
• With some discs it is only
possible to change the
subtitle language from the
disc menu. Press [TOP MENU]
or [MENU LIST] to display the
disc menu.
• If a 4-digit language code
appears in the subtitle
menu at step 3, refer to the
“Language code” on page 95.
• For discs with DivX® files,
the screen only displays the
number of subtitle languages.
VCR functions
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
Changing the
Setup menu
Many DVD-Videos have subtitles
in one or more languages. The
available languages are usually
printed on the disc case. You can
switch subtitle languages at any
time during playback.
1
Editing
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
1
Disc Playback
Selecting the format of audio and video
You can select the format of audio and video to suit the content of the
disc you are playing back.
Recording
2
• One registration code is only
valid for one DivX® VOD file.
• You must first download the
file from the internet and play
it back on this unit before you
are able to get another code.
• You must follow the steps 1 to
3 every time you purchase or
rent a DivX® VOD file from the
internet.
• For more information for
DivX®, please visit
http://www.divx.com/vod.
Getting started
VCR
1
4
Playback
SETUP
Connections
This unit allows you to play back
the files purchased or rented
from DivX® Video-On-Demand
(VOD) services. The files are
available on the internet. When
you purchase or rent DivX® VOD
files on the internet, you will
be asked to enter a registration
code. This menu item provides
you with the registration code.
DUBBING
Before you start
Repeat/Random/Programme playback / Slide Show (cont’d)
Disc Playback
Selecting the format of audio and video (cont’d)
Switching audio soundtrack
3
When playing back a DVD-Videos
recorded with two or more
soundtracks (often in different
languages), you can switch among
them during playback.
When playing back DVD-RW discs
recorded in VR mode, you can
switch to main audio (L), sub audio
(R) or a combination of both (L / R).
When playing back Audio CDs,
Video CDs or DivX® files, you can
switch among the left, the right
channel, and stereo.
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
Press [AUDIO] during playback,
and follow from step 3.
2
OPERATE
Select a desired audio soundtrack or audio channel using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
With a DVD Video:
Audio soundtrack will switch.
Example:
English → Spanish → French
4
Select the desired audio channel using [Cursor K / L], then
press [ENTER].
The Audio channel will switch.
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
.@/:
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
With a DVD-RW in VR mode:
Audio channel menu will appear.
Follow the step 4.
With an Audio CD, Video CD or
DivX® files:
The Audio channel will switch.
Example:
STEREO → L-ch → R-ch
DUBBING
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
2
3
4
1
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
1
SLOW
PAUSE
Note
• With some discs it is only
possible to change the
soundtrack from the disc
menu. Press [TOP MENU] or
[MENU LIST] to display the
disc menu.
Switching virtual surround system
<DVD-RW VR mode>
1
1
0:00:00
DVD-RW
OPERATE
VR Playlist
You can enjoy stereophonic
virtual space through your
exciting 2 channel stereo system.
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
OFF
Type 1
Type 2
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
<Audio CD>
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
1
0:00:00
Audio CD
ENTER
RETURN
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
.@/:
1
OFF
Type 1
Type 2
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
Display menu will appear.
<MP3 files>
1
1
0:00:00
OFF
Type 1
Type 2
60
EN
DVD-Video
0:00:00
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
1
PROG.
OFF
Type 1
Type 2
2
3
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
MP3
REV
2
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
Virtual Surround menu will appear.
<DVD-Video>
ABC
FWD
1
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
3
Select “OFF”, “Type 1” or
“Type 2” using [Cursor K / L],
then press [ENTER].
• OFF:
No effect
• Type 1: Natural effect
• Type 2: Emphasised effect
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Note
• Select Virtual Surround “OFF”
in a case sound is distorted.
• The setting will be kept “OFF”
when the unit is turned off.
Disc Playback
Before you start
Selecting the format of audio and video (cont’d)
Switching camera angles
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
2
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
The angle will switch each time
you press [ENTER].
3
6
9
+10
Press
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
VCR
ZOOM
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
DVD
PLAY
STOP
OPERATE
first.
.@/:
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
ABC
2
DEF
NA527AD
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
The angle icon appears when
a switching camera angle is
available. (Available only when
the angle icon appears in bottom
right on the TV screen.)
1
0:00:00
3
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
1
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
DVD-Video
Note
Reducing block noise
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
DVD
3
6
8
9
0
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
During playback, press
[DISPLAY].
2
1
1
0:00:00
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
2
3
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
1
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
VCR functions
Select the
icon using
[Cursor { / B], then press
[ENTER].
Noise Reduction menu will
appear.
OPERATE
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
DVD-Video
Changing the
Setup menu
1
Select the desired option using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
This function reduces noise in the
playback picture.
When playing back discs
recorded in long time modes
such as SLP or SEP, select “Type
1” or “Type 2”. “Type 2” is more
effective.
When playing back discs with a
little noise, such as DVD-Videos,
select “OFF”.
Editing
3
Disc Playback
• If the ANGLE ICON setting is “OFF” in the Setup menu, the
icon will appear only when the disc is played back and the Display
menu appears.
• Even when the
icon is not displayed, you can select the angle if
the currently played back title has at least two multi-angle scenes.
Recording
1
2
JKL
Getting started
1
1
GHI
Connections
Some DVD-Videos feature scenes
shot from two or more angles.
The disc case is usually marked
with an angle icon if the disc has
multi-angle scenes.
OFF
Type 1
Type 2
Others
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
EN
61
Editing
Information on disc editing
You can edit a disc recorded using the PAL system. It is not possible to edit discs recorded using the NTSC system.
Guide to a title list
The title list enables you to check the titles recorded on a disc easily. You can choose a title to play back
from the screen and easily edit the titles as you wish. The items on the title list are as follows.
Press [TOP MENU].
<Main Title List>
<Specific title options>
1
Original
Original
1
2
1
3
Title Delete
Scene Delete
Edit Title Name
Chapter Mark
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Index Picture
5
Protect
6
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2
3
4
1 Recording format status of the current disc.
2 To select a title recorded on the disc for editing,
move the cursor to the title and press [ENTER].
3 If the title is protected, the protect icon will
appear.
• It is not possible to protect a title on the
Playlist.
4 Arrow icons mean the title list includes a next
or previous page. Press [Cursor { / B] in the
direction of the icon you wish to follow. You
can also quick review the six thumbnails at once
between the first and last pages by pressing
[SKIP H / G].
9 8
7
6
5
5 Available title editing menu items vary
depending on the disc and format types.
6 You can edit the title and details as you wish.
7 Time status bar of the recording.
• After editing, playback starts from this point.
8 The selected title from the title list thumbnails.
• The selected title is played back automatically.
9 Playback status of the current disc.
Edit the recorded disc
You will find editing discs is easy. This unit offers convenient edit functions which are possible only with
DVD-RW/-R discs.
Finalising a Disc
You can edit the following from a title list.
• This will allow a disc that is recorded on this unit to
• Assigning a name to a title
be played back on a different DVD player - without
• Setting pictures for thumbnails
finalisation it will not be playable on another
• Adding or deleting chapter marks
player.
• Deleting titles or parts of titles
(Possible editing functions depend on the recording • After finalising a disc in Video mode, you cannot
edit any information that is on that disc.
format and editing method.)
• If you have recorded in VR mode on DVD-RW disc,
Original and Playlist (VR mode)
then editing is still permitted after finalising.
You can edit the recordings in Playlist without
changing the original recordings. Playlist does not
take up much disc space.
What “Original” or “Playlist” is for?
Throughout this manual, you will find Original and
Playlist which refer to the actual content and the
edited version.
• Original content refers to what’s actually
recorded on the disc.
• Playlist content refers to the edited
version of the disc; how the Original
content is to be played.
Original
Playlist
62
EN
Editing
Before you start
Information on disc editing (cont’d)
Editing discs
Type of title
Item
Page
Deleting titles
Editing title names
DVD-RW
VR Mode
Original
64
65
Adding or deleting chapter marks
Setting pictures for thumbnails
Deleting a part of a title
67-68
69
70-71
DVD-RW VR mode
Original only
Setting or releasing the title protection
76
DVD-RW
Video mode only
Setting or clearing all the chapter marks in one title
77
Recording
72
73
74
75
Getting started
Dividing a title
Combining titles
Adding titles to a Playlist
Erasing all Playlist
DVD-RW
VR Mode
Playlist
Connections
Video
Mode
Note
Disc Playback
• Original titles once edited will not remain as recorded originally. When you want to leave the original as
it is, edit the Playlist as you prefer.
• Once all editings are made, press [RETURN ] in several times to exit the editing mode. “Writing to
Disc” appears momentarily. It also appears when opening the disc tray or pressing [ OPERATE] before
exiting the editing mode after editing.
Notes for deleting titles
DVD-RW
TITLE 2
ANY TITLE
NEW TITLE
TITLE 3
TITLE 2
TITLE 2
TITLE 2
TITLE 2
TITLE 3
The deleted title
cannot be created the space.
VCR functions
You cannot
record
a new title.
EN
Others
You cannot
record
a new title.
Delete!
ANY TITLE
You can record
a new title.
TITLE 1
Delete!
TITLE 1
Delete!
TITLE 1
NEW TITLE
The Full-Recorded disc
The Full-Recorded disc
REMAINED
TITLE
You can record
a new title.
• When a title is deleted from
DVD-R disc, the recordable
space will NOT be increased.
TITLE 1
ANY TITLE
• When the last title is deleted from
DVD-RW disc in Video mode , the
recordable space will be increased.
TITLE 1
Delete!
DVD-R
Changing the
Setup menu
• When a title is deleted from
DVD-RW disc in VR mode ,
the recordable disc space
will be increased.
The Full-Recorded disc
Editing
After the disc is fully recorded:
63
Editing
Editing discs
Deleting titles
4
Playlist
Original
You can delete titles which you
do not need anymore.
Be advised that the titles once
deleted cannot be brought
back to the disc. Be sure to read
“Notes for deleting titles” on page
63 before you delete the title.
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
OPERATE
Select “Title Delete” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Confirmation window will appear.
3
Yes
No
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
1
6
Playlist - Title Delete
DUBBING
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
REV
1
PLAY
0:00:59
In stop mode, press [TOP MENU].
Title list, Original or Playlist will
appear.
• Press [MENU LIST] to switch
between “Original” and
“Playlist” if the disc is recorded
in VR mode.
2
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
5
REPEAT
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
“Are you sure?” will appear.
Select “Yes” using [Cursor K / L]
and then press [ENTER].
AUDIO
SEARCH
3
Are you sure?
Yes
No
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Playlist
Wait for a moment.
1
2
Title is deleted.
Play
Edit
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4
5
6
3
Select “Edit” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Edit menu will appear.
Playlist
3
Title Delete
Scene Delete
Edit Title Name
Chapter Mark
Index Picture
Title Dividing
Title Combining
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EN
6
Press [RETURN ] or [STOP C]
to exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Playlist - Title Delete
Select the desired title using
[Cursor K / L / { / B], then
press [ENTER].
Pop-up window will appear.
<e.g. DVD-RW VR mode Playlist>
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FWD
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2
3
4
5
Editing
Before you start
Editing discs (cont’d)
Editing title names
Original
4
Playlist
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
Playlist - Edit Title Name
3
DVD
3
6
9
+10
Press
first.
Yes
No
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
5
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
6
4
5
PQRS
TUV
7
8
2
3
4
DEF
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on page
64 to display the Edit menu.
REV
FWD
MY FAVOURITE
PLAY
Wait for a moment.
VCR
REC/OTR
2
5
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Disc Playback
Press [RETURN ] and then
[RETURN ] or [STOP C] to
exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
STOP
Recording
Select “Edit Title Name” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
A window for entering the title
name will appear.
<e.g. DVD-RW VR mode Playlist>
DVD
REC/OTR
Playlist - Edit Title Name
3
A B C
a b c
1 2 3
@ !
Getting started
PLAY
STOP
DUBBING
Connections
You can edit the title names
from this menu.
The title names you edit will
appear on Title List / Original /
Playlist.
OPERATE
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
The name you edited becomes
the title.
?
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Editing
3
Changing the
Setup menu
To enter the title name, refer to
“Guide to edit title name” on
page 66.
character set
Playlist - Edit Title Name
3
A B C
a b c
1 2 3
@ !
?
VCR functions
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area for entering title names
When you finish entering the title
name, press [ENTER].
Others
EN
65
Editing
Editing discs (cont’d)
Guide to edit title name
Original
Playlist
OPERATE
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
first.
ZOOM
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
TOP MENU
Select the desired character set
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
RETURN
.@/:
2
2
VCR
ENTER
ABC
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
1
WXYZ
9
SKIP
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
ABC
abc
123
@!?
<space>
<space>
0
<space>
–
1
! ”# $ % & ’( )
*+,-./:;<=>
?@[]^_{|}
–
1
PROG.
DISPLAY
REV
REPEAT
0
DEF
0
Using the list below as a guide,
press [the Number buttons]
repeatedly until the desired letter appears.
Press
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
Select
DVD
2
ABC
abc
2
–
3
DEF
def
3
–
4
GHI
ghi
4
–
5
JKL
jkl
5
–
6
MNO
mno
6
–
7
PQRS
pqrs
7
–
8
TUV
tuv
8
–
9
WXYZ
wxyz
9
–
• Characters set will be changed to the “@!?”
automatically if you press 1 after you selected the
“ABC” or “abc” mode.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Note
• To delete letters, press
[CLEAR/C-RESET] repeatedly.
Press and hold
[CLEAR/C-RESET] to delete
all letters.
• Press [Cursor { / B] to move
the cursor to the left or right.
• You can enter up to 30 letters.
• Unrecognisable characters
will be replaced with asterisks
(*). If you delete them,
adjoining characters may
change to asterisks (*) or
other.
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EN
Editing
Before you start
Editing discs (cont’d)
Adding or deleting chapter marks
Original
Playlist
4
OPERATE
Select “Add” or “Delete”
accordingly using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Confirmation window will appear.
<e.g. :Add>
7
DVD
2
3
5
8
0
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
DVD
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
Yes
No
first.
VCR
TOP MENU
ABC
2
4
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
3
0
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
Chapter
1
2/ 2
REV
FWD
PLAY
F
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on page
64 to display the Edit menu.
VCR
REC/OTR
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DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
0:00:59
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
Playlist - Chapter Mark
PAUSE
Palylist - Chapter Mark - Delete
3
Yes
No
Chapter
2/ 2
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
F
Disc Playback
Select “Chapter Mark” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Option window will appear.
<e.g. DVD-RW VR mode Playlist>
SLOW
Recording
<e.g. :Delete>
2
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3
Add
Delete
Chapter
2/ 2
Getting started
4
VCR
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Playlist - Chapter Mark - Add
3
1
DUBBING
Connections
You can add chapter marks to a
title. After a title is marked with
chapters, you can use the chapter
search feature.
You can set a chapter mark
anywhere you want. You cannot
set more than 999 chapter marks
in the Playlist.
• You cannot delete the first
chapter of a title.
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Editing
0:00:59
3
Changing the
Setup menu
Use [SKIP H / G],
[REV E / r], [FWD D / q],
[PLAY B] and [PAUSE F] to
find the point where you will
create a new chapter mark.
Or, use [SKIP H / G] to find
a chapter mark that you wish
to delete.
VCR functions
EN
67
Others
Note
• When the number of chapter
marks in the Playlist comes to
999 in total, you cannot add
any more chapter mark.
Editing
Editing discs (cont’d)
5
6
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Adding a chapter mark:
If you select “Add” at step 4, a
new chapter mark is created at
the point you specified.
<e.g. :Add>
Press [RETURN
Playlist - Chapter Mark - Add
3
].
OPERATE
7
Press [RETURN ] again and
then [RETURN ] or [STOP C]
to exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
6
7
Yes
No
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Chapter
2/ 2
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
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Wait for a moment.
A chapter mark is added.
Deleting a chapter mark:
If you select “Delete” at step 4,
the chapter mark you selected is
deleted.
<e.g. :Delete>
Playlist - Chapter Mark - Delete
3
Yes
No
Chapter
2/ 2
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Wait for a moment.
A chapter mark is deleted.
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EN
7
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
5
Editing
Before you start
Editing discs (cont’d)
Setting pictures for thumbnails
Original
Playlist
VCR
2
5
7
8
0
Press [RETURN ] and then
[RETURN ] or [STOP C] to
exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
OPERATE
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
Press
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
5
DVD
STOP
DUBBING
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
3
4
2
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
1
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on page
64 to display the Edit menu.
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
2
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
Recording
PAUSE
Use [SKIP H / G],
[REV E / r], [FWD D / q],
[PLAY B] and [PAUSE F] to
find the picture you want to set
as a thumbnail.
Getting started
1
4
5
Connections
You can set a picture as a
thumbnail for each title. This
helps you to remember the
content of the title without
having to play it back. The first
picture of the title is selected as
the default.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Disc Playback
3
Select “Index Picture” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Confirmation window will appear.
<e.g. DVD-RW VR mode Playlist>
Playlist - Index Picture
Editing
3
Yes
No
F
Changing the
Setup menu
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4
VCR functions
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
The picture is set as the thumbnail.
Playlist - Index Picture
3
Yes
No
F
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Note
Others
Wait for a moment.
• If a picture selected as a
thumbnail is deleted by
deleting a part of a title, the
default picture is selected.
EN
69
Editing
Editing discs (cont’d)
Deleting a part of a title
Original
Playlist
You can delete a specific part of
a title.
Even when parts of title are
deleted from the Playlist, the
original title will remain as it is.
Then use [SKIP H / G],
[REV E / r], [FWD D / q],
[PLAY B] and [PAUSE F] again
to move to the end point, and
press [ENTER].
4
7
VCR
DVD
2
3
5
8
0
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
Playlist - Scene Delete
ENTER
RETURN
Start
End
first.
.@/:
Preview
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
Delete
1
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on page
64 to display the Edit menu.
DUBBING
TOP MENU
3
1
OPERATE
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
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0:00:59
REV
FWD
PLAY
2
Select “Scene Delete” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Option window will appear.
<e.g. DVD-RW VR mode Playlist>
Playlist - Scene Delete
3
Start
The cursor will move to “Preview”.
You can check the preview by
pressing [ENTER].
The bar at the bottom of the
screen indicates the total and
the elapsed time of the title, and
the area selected for deletion
is indicated in red during the
preview.
End
Preview
Delete
<Preview>
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3
Use [SKIP H / G],
[REV E / r], [FWD D / q],
[PLAY B] and [PAUSE F] to
find the start point, then press
[ENTER].
Playlist - Scene Delete
3
Start
End
Preview
Delete
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EN
Before
editing
Edited
Start point End point
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
2
3
3
Editing
Before you start
Editing discs (cont’d)
6
Select “Delete” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Confirmation window will appear.
Press [RETURN ] and then
[RETURN ] or [STOP C] to
exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
Playlist - Scene Delete
3
Yes
OPERATE
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
6
No
DUBBING
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
4
5
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
0:00:59
REV
5
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
Recording
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
“Are you sure?” will appear.
Select “Yes” using [Cursor K / L]
and then press [ENTER].
Getting started
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CM SKIP
MENU LIST
Connections
4
PAUSE
Playlist - Scene Delete
3
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
Are you sure?
NB203ED
Disc Playback
Yes
No
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Wait for a moment.
The part of the title is deleted.
Editing
Changing the
Setup menu
71
Others
EN
VCR functions
Note
• When a scene is deleted from
an Original, the scene on the
Playlist will also be deleted.
• You cannot select “Scene
Delete” if the number of
chapter marks in the Original
or Playlist is more than 900.
• The recordable disc space will
not increase after deleting a
part of a title on the Playlist.
Editing
Editing discs (cont’d)
Dividing a title
Playlist
You can divide a title into two
new titles.
1
4
7
VCR
DVD
2
3
5
8
0
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on page
64 to display the Edit menu.
5
Press [RETURN ] or [STOP C]
to exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
OPERATE
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
5
2
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Use [SKIP H / G],
[REV E / r], [FWD D / q],
[PLAY B] and [PAUSE F] to
find the point where you wish
to divide the title.
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
3
Select “Title Dividing” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Confirmation window will appear.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Playlist - Title Dividing
3
Yes
No
F
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4
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
The title is divided into two new
titles with the same title names.
The thumbnail you set is reset to
the first picture of each title.
Playlist - Title Dividing
3
Yes
No
F
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Wait for a moment.
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EN
Note
• If a disc contains the
maximum number of
recordings (99), you cannot
divide any titles.
• You cannot divide the
titles if the total number of
the chapters have already
reached 999.
3
4
2
Editing
Before you start
Editing discs (cont’d)
Combining titles
Playlist
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
DVD
3
6
8
9
0
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
4
OPERATE
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
s / B], then press [ENTER].
The two titles will combine into a
single title.
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on page
64 to display the Edit menu.
1
2
DVD
3
.@/:
2
3
4
ENTER
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Select “Title Combining” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Title Combining setting window
will appear.
Selected title grays out, and the
frame of the next title becomes
yellow.
REV
FWD
PLAY
Wait for a moment.
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
Recording
PAUSE
Playlist
1
Playlist - Title Combining
2
Add New
Title
Delete
Playlist
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Getting started
No
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
RETURN
7
Yes
VCR
TOP MENU
1 + 2
2
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
5
Playlist - Title Combining
DUBBING
Connections
You can combine two titles into a
single title.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
1
2
3
Disc Playback
1 +
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5
3
Editing
Select another title to combine
using [Cursor K / L / s / B],
then press [ENTER].
Confirmation window will appear.
Press [RETURN ] or [STOP C]
to exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
Playlist - Title Combining
2
Changing the
Setup menu
1
3
1 + 2
Yes
No
VCR functions
Note
EN
73
Others
• You cannot select the same
title twice and combine it into
a single title.
• If either one of the two
original titles is deleted, the
combined new title is also
deleted.
Editing
Editing discs (cont’d)
Adding titles to a Playlist
Playlist
You can add a title to the Playlist
as you wish.
You can add up to 99 titles to
a Playlist (as long as the total
number of the Playlist does not
exceed 999 chapters).
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
3
Playlist - Add New Title
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
OPERATE
Select the desired title using
[Cursor K / L / s / B], then
press [ENTER].
The added title will appear as the
final title.
first.
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
4
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
PROG.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
1
2
3
7
8
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Follow the step 1 on page 64 to
display the Playlist.
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4
REV
FWD
5
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
Playlist
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Wait for a moment.
1
2
REPEAT
3
AUDIO
SEARCH
4
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PAUSE
Press [RETURN ] or [STOP C]
to exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
Add New
Title
Delete
Playlist
2
SLOW
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Select “Add New Title” using
[Cursor K / L / s / B], then
press [ENTER].
Next to the final title, “Add New
Title” “Delete Playlist” menu is
shown.
Playlist - Add New Title
1
2
3
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4
5
Note
• To delete a title from the
Playlist, refer to “Deleting
titles” on page 64.
• To delete all titles in the
Playlist, refer to “Erasing all
Playlist” on page 75.
74
EN
2
3
Editing
Before you start
Editing discs (cont’d)
Erasing all Playlist
Playlist
1
4
7
VCR
DVD
2
3
5
8
0
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
3
OPERATE
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
s / B], then press [ENTER].
“Are you sure?” will appear.
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
s / B] and then press [ENTER].
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
2
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
4
Playlist - Delete Playlist
1
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
3
.@/:
2
3
ENTER
RETURN
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
Playlist
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
8
PROG.
Getting started
Follow the step 1 on page 64 to
display the Playlist.
DUBBING
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
1
2
Are you sure?
3
4
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Yes
5
No
REV
Add New
Title
Delete
Playlist
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Wait for a moment.
Add New
Title
Delete
Playlist
REPEAT
Playlist is deleted.
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
Recording
PAUSE
Playlist
2
Playlist - Delete Playlist
1
2
No
5
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
4
Press [RETURN ] or [STOP C]
to exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
Editing
Yes
4
3
Add New
Title
Delete
Playlist
Disc Playback
Select “Delete Playlist” using
[Cursor K / L / s / B], then
press [ENTER].
Next to the final title, “Add New
Title” “Delete Playlist” menu is
shown.
Confirmation window will appear.
Connections
A Playlist can be deleted if it is no
longer needed.
Add New
Title
Delete
Playlist
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR functions
Note
EN
75
Others
• Deleting a Playlist will
not increase the available
recording time on the disc.
• When the disc contains 99
titles or more, or 999 chapters
or more, “Add New Title”
cannot be selected.
Editing
Editing discs (cont’d)
Setting or releasing the title protection
Original
To prevent the accidental editing,
or erasing of the titles, you can
protect them in the Edit menu.
You can cancel the title
protection feature after it is
applied.
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
DVD
3
6
8
9
0
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
3
OPERATE
Confirm the indication
“OFF ➔ ON”. Press [ENTER]
again.
• If the title is already protected,
“ON ➔ OFF” will appear. If you
press [ENTER], the title will be
released from protection.
•
icon will appear on the title
in the Original list.
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
4
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
FWD
Original - Protect
PLAY
3
OFF
ON
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
Original
3
REPEAT
Title Delete
AUDIO
SEARCH
Scene Delete
Chapter Mark
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Index Picture
Protect
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0:00:59
2
Select “Protect” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Original - Protect
3
OFF
0:00:59
• If the title is protected,
icon
will appear in the Original list.
EN
Wait for a moment.
4
Press [RETURN ] and then
[RETURN ] or [STOP C] to
exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
ON
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SLOW
PAUSE
Edit Title Name
76
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on page
64 to display the Edit menu.
PROG.
To protect a whole disc
(DVD-RW VR mode Only):
Select “Disc Protect OFF ➔ ON”
from the Disc menu, then select
“Yes”.
Refer to “Setting a disc to
protect” on page 40.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
2
3
Editing
Before you start
Editing discs (cont’d)
Setting or clearing all chapter marks in one title
VCR
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on page
64 to display the Edit menu.
2
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Chapter marks are added.
If you select “OFF” at step 3, all
the chapter marks are erased.
5
OPERATE
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
5
Press [RETURN ] and then
[RETURN ] or [STOP C] to
exit.
Writing on the disc starts.
It may take a while to write the
data on a disc.
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
2
3
4
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
Recording
Select “Chapter Mark” using
[Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Option window will appear.
PAUSE
Title List - Chapter Mark
Getting started
0
4
Connections
You can add chapter marks to a
title. After a title is marked with
chapters, you can use the chapter
search feature.
You can specify the interval of
chapter marks for titles last more
than 5 minutes.
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
OFF
5 minutes
Disc Playback
3
10 minutes
15 minutes
30 minutes
60 minutes
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Editing
3
Select the desired interval
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Confirmation window will appear.
Changing the
Setup menu
Title List - Chapter Mark
3
Yes
No
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Note
EN
77
Others
• You cannot select a chapter
mark interval that exceeds
the length of a title.
• The length of chapters may
slightly deviate from the one
specified at the step 3.
• A chapter mark may be
delayed depending on the
recording content.
VCR functions
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Changing the Setup menu
Tour of the Setup menu
The following table shows the items you can set and their default settings.
Use the table as a reference for efficient operation.
Setup
1. Language setting
Pages 79-80
2. Display setting
Pages 80-81
3. Audio setting
Pages 81-83
Items (highlight is the default)
Disc Menu
English
French
Spanish
Contents
Sets the disc menu language.
Audio
Original
English
French
Sets the audio language.
Subtitle
OFF
English
French
Sets the subtitle language.
DivX Subtitle
OFF
English
French
Sets the DivX subtitle language.
OSD Language
English
Français
Español
Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) language.
Angle Icon
ON
OFF
Screen Saver
OFF
5 minutes
10 minutes
Sets the display or undisplay of
multi-angle icon in a case the DVD in playback
mode contains multi-angle scenes.
Sets the idling time before the screen
saver starts.
FL Dimmer
Auto
Bright
Dark
PCM
Digital Out
Dolby Digital
MPEG
DTS
4. Video setting
Pages 83-84
5. Parental setting
Pages 85-86
Sets the front display brightness.
48kHz
96kHz
PCM
Stream
PCM
Stream
ON
OFF
Sets whether sound recorded at
96kHz is down sampled to 48kHz or not.
Sets the digital audio output signal
specification.
Sets the digital audio output signal
specification.
Sets whether DTS signal is output or not.
Dynamic Range
Control
ON
OFF
Compresses the sound volume range.
Still Mode
Auto
Field
Frame
Sets the type of still image in pausing
playback.
TV System
PAL
Auto
Sets the TV system.
Video Out
SCART(RGB)
Component Progressive (P)
Component Interlace (I)
Sets the video output signal to be fixed
accordingly to your TV set.
Parental Lock
All
level 8 to 1
Enter the current
four-digit password
Sets the DVD parental control level.
(Change password)
Sets and changes the password.
Note
• Changes you make to the Setup menu remain even after power to the unit is switched off or the disc tray is
opened or closed.
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EN
Changing the Setup menu
1
OPERATE
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
1
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Select “Playback” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
3
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
Select “Language” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
Select the desired item using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
0
2
3
4
Disc Menu (Default: English)
Set the Disc Menu language.
Language
DVD
Language - Disc Menu
English
English
Audio
Original
French
Subtitle
OFF
Spanish
DivX Subtitle
OFF
German
DVD
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
Italian
Swedish
Recording
Disc Menu
Getting started
4
CM SKIP
Connections
2
Before you start
Language setting
Dutch
Other
DVD
Language
Language - Audio
Disc Menu
English
Original
Audio
Original
English
Subtitle
OFF
French
DivX Subtitle
OFF
Spanish
DVD
German
Italian
Swedish
Dutch
Other
Editing
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
If “Original” is selected, the audio
language is the default of the
inserted disc.
Disc Playback
Audio (Default: Original)
Set the Audio language.
Subtitle (Default: OFF)
Set the Subtitle language.
DVD
Language - Subtitle
Disc Menu
English
OFF
Audio
Original
English
Subtitle
OFF
French
DivX Subtitle
OFF
Spanish
DVD
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
German
Italian
Changing the
Setup menu
Language
Swedish
Dutch
DivX Subtitle (Default: OFF)
Set the DivX Subtitle language.
Language
DVD
Language - DivX Subtitle
Disc Menu
English
Audio
Original
OFF
Subtitle
OFF
English
DivX Subtitle
OFF
French
DVD
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
VCR functions
Other
Others
Spanish
German
Italian
Swedish
EN
79
Changing the Setup menu
Language setting (cont’d)
If “Other” is selected, enter the appropriate 4-digit code using
[the Number buttons].
Refer to “Language code” on page 95.
OPERATE
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Language - Subtitle
DVD
When you finish entering
the code, press [ENTER].
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
5
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
Code Input
4
7
4
ENTER
RETURN
-
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
0
5
Note
Press [SETUP] to exit.
• You can also change or switch off the subtitles on a DVD from the
disc menu if it is available.
• Press [CLEAR/C-RESET] or [Cursor s] to erase numbers entered
incorrectly.
• You can only select the languages supported by the inserted disc.
• The Audio Language setting may not be available for some discs.
Display setting
1
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
OPERATE
2
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
Select “Display” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
3
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
Select the desired item using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
.@/:
1
CM SKIP
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
2
3
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
0
OSD Language (Default: English)
Set the OSD language.
See page 23 for details.
VCR DVD
Display
OSD Language
OSD Language
English
English
Angle Icon
ON
Français
Screen Saver
10 minutes
Español
FL Dimmer
Bright
Deutsch
VCR DVD
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
Italiano
Svenska
Nederlands
Angle Icon (Default: ON)
Set the angle icon.
DVD
Display
OSD Language
ON
OFF
Angle Icon
ON
Screen Saver
10 minutes
FL Dimmer
Bright
80
EN
Angle Icon
English
DVD
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
Changing the Setup menu
Screen Saver (Default: 10 minutes)
Set the screen saver time delay.
OSD Language
DVD
Screen Saver
DVD
Display
English
OFF
ON
5 minutes
10 minutes
10 minutes
FL Dimmer
Bright
15 minutes
30 minutes
VCR DVD
Display
OSD Language
VCR DVD
FL Dimmer
English
Auto
Angle Icon
ON
Bright
Screen Saver
10 minutes
Dark
FL Dimmer
Bright
OPERATE
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
4
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
CM SKIP
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
Audio setting
Choose the appropriate Audio settings for your audio equipment.
This will only affect DVDs playback.
OPERATE
1
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
2
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
Select “Playback” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
.@/:
Select “Audio” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
6
4
5
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
4
REV
Select the desired item using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
2
3
4
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
Changing the
Setup menu
3
CM SKIP
Editing
1
Disc Playback
Press [SETUP] to exit.
DUBBING
Recording
4
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
You can choose one from “Auto”,
“Bright” and “Dark”.
If “Auto” is selected, the display
gets dark when the power is off.
Getting started
FL Dimmer (Default: Bright)
Set the front panel display brightness.
Connections
Angle Icon
Screen Saver
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
Before you start
Display setting (cont’d)
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Digital Out
Set the digital audio output.
DVD
Audio
Dynamic Range Control
Audio - Digital Out
PCM
Digital Out
ON
DVD
48kHz
Stream
MPEG
PCM
DTS
OFF
EN
81
Others
Dolby Digital
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Proceed with either of the
following steps.
VCR functions
REPEAT
Changing the Setup menu
Audio setting (cont’d)
PCM sampling (Default : 48kHz)
Digital Out - PCM
DVD
48kHz
96kHz
Select a setting using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
48kHz: If your amplifier / decoder is NOT compatible with 96kHz PCM,
select “48kHz”. Sound recorded at 96kHz is down sampled to
48kHz.
96kHz: If your amplifier / decoder is compatible with 96kHz PCM, select
“96kHz”. Sound is sampled at 96kHz.
Note
When playing back a disc with copyright protection or virtual
surround system on this unit is set to “ON”:
• Even if you select “96kHz”, the sound is down sampled to 48kHz.
Dolby Digital conversion (Default : Stream)
Digital Out - Dolby Digital
DVD
PCM
Stream
Select a setting using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
PCM:
Converts the Dolby Digital into PCM (2 channel).
If your amplifier / decoder is NOT compatible with Dolby
Digital, set to “PCM”.
Stream: Outputs Dolby Digital signals.
If your amplifier / decoder is compatible with Dolby Digital, set
to “Stream”.
Note
When playing back a DVD-RW disc recorded in VR mode:
• If the audio source on a disc is in Dolby Digital format, set “Dolby
Digital” to “PCM” so that you can switch to main audio (L), sub
audio (R), or a combination of both (L / R) using your amplifier /
decoder.
Settings for MPEG (Default : PCM)
Digital Out - MPEG
DVD
PCM
Stream
Select a setting using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
PCM: Converts MPEG into PCM.
If your amplifier / decoder is NOT compatible with MPEG, set to
“PCM”.
Stream: Outputs MPEG Audio signals.
If your amplifier / decoder is compatible with MPEG, set to
“Stream”.
Settings for DTS (Default : OFF)
Digital Out - DTS
ON
OFF
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EN
DVD
Select a setting using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
ON:
Outputs DTS signals.
If your amplifier / decoder is compatible with DTS, set to “ON”.
OFF:
No DTS signal is output.
If your amplifier / decoder is NOT compatible with DTS, set to
“OFF”.
Changing the Setup menu
Dynamic Range Control (Default: ON)
Set to “ON” to make the dynamic range narrower.
Audio - Dynamic Range Control
DVD
Audio
ON
Digital Out
Dynamic Range Control
DVD
OFF
ON
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
5
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Press [SETUP] to exit.
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
CM SKIP
Note
Getting started
OPERATE
5
Connections
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
The Dynamic Range Control
function is effective only with
analogue audio connection.
Before you start
Audio setting (cont’d)
• The Dynamic Range Control function is available only on discs
recorded in the Dolby Digital format.
Recording
Video setting
1
OPERATE
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
2
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Select “Playback” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
ZOOM
3
TOP MENU
Select “Video” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
RETURN
.@/:
Select the desired item using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
DVD
1
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ENTER
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
9
DISPLAY
SKIP
0
2
3
4
Video
DVD
Video - Still Mode
Still Mode
Auto
Auto
TV System
PAL
Field
Video Out
SCART(RGB)
Frame
DVD
Auto :
Note
EN
83
Others
• An individual picture on TV
screen is called as Frame,
which consists of two
separate images called as
Field. Some pictures may be
blurred at the “Auto” setting
in still mode due to their data
characteristics.
VCR functions
Automatically select the best resolution setting (“Frame” or
“Field”) based on the data characteristics of the pictures.
Field : Select “Field” when the pictures are still unstable even if
“Auto” is selected. “Field” stabilizes the pictures, although
the picture quality may become coarse due to the limited
amount of data.
Frame : Select “Frame” to display relatively motionless pictures in
higher resolution. “Frame” improves the picture quality,
although it may unstabilize the pictures due to simultaneous
output of two Field data.
Select a setting using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER].
Your setting will be activated.
Changing the
Setup menu
Still Mode (Default : Auto)
Set the type of still image in pausing playback.
Editing
4
VCR
Disc Playback
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
Changing the Setup menu
Video setting (cont’d)
TV System (Default: PAL)
Set the TV system.
Video
DVD
Video - TV System
DVD
Still Mode
Auto
PAL
TV System
PAL
Auto
Video Out
SCART(RGB)
Select the desired system setting using [Cursor K / L], then
press [ENTER].
Note
PAL:
Auto:
• With discs recorded using the
PAL system, a PAL signal is
output for viewing on a PAL
system TV.
• Discs recorded with the PAL
system cannot be viewed on
an NTSC system TV.
• With discs recorded using the
NTSC system, an NTSC signal
is output for viewing on an
NTSC or Multi system TV.
• With discs recorded using the
NTSC system, select PAL to
view on a PAL system TV.
Outputs a modified PAL signal for viewing discs recorded
with the NTSC system on a PAL system TV.
Changes the video system (PAL / NTSC) automatically
according to the format of the inserted disc.
Video Out (Default: SCART(RGB))
Sets the video output signal to be fixed accordingly to your TV set.
DVD
Video
Video - Video Out
Still Mode
Auto
SCART(RGB)
TV System
PAL
Component Progressive (P)
Video Out
SCART(RGB)
Component Interlace (I)
DVD
Select the desired setting
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Note
Refer to page 15 for more details.
If you select “SCART (RGB)” or “Component Interlace (I)”, proceed to step 5.
SCART(RGB):
Select “SCART(RGB)” if your TV has a scart terminal and
connected to it.
Component Progressive (P):
If your TV is compatible with progressive scanning, select
“Component Progressive (P)” and make sure the connection
indicated by each jacks (Y / PB / PR) properly.
Video - Video Out
DVD
Activating progressive scan:
Check your TV has progressive scan
and connect with component video cable.
NOTE: If there is no picture or picture is
distorted after selecting “Yes”,
Wait about 15 seconds for auto recovery.
Activate?
Yes
Video - Video Out
DVD
Confirm again to use progressive scan.
If Picture is good, Select “Yes”.
Yes
No
No
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
s / B], then press [ENTER].
Select “Yes” using [Cursor
K / L], then press [ENTER]
within 15 seconds.
Component Interlace (I):
If your TV that have component jacks, select “Component
Interlace (I)” and make sure the connection indicated by each
jacks (Y / CB / CR) properly.
5
OPERATE
DUBBING
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
Press [SETUP] to exit.
84
• When changing the Video
Out setting (SCART(RGB),
Component Interlace (I) or
Component Progressive (P)),
connect to a VIDEO jack or
an S-VIDEO jack on the TV.
If the setting is changed, for
example, to SCART(RGB) while
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks are used to connect
to the TV, a distorted video
signal may be output.
• When “Component
Progressive (P)” is selected,
“P.SCAN” will appear on the
front panel display.
EN
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
CM SKIP
5
Changing the Setup menu
Some DVD-Videos feature a Parental Lock function. If the rating of the
inserted disc exceeds the level you set, playback will stop. You must
enter a password before the disc will be played back. This feature
prevents your children from viewing inappropriate material.
OPERATE
DUBBING
VCR
DVD
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
.@/:
2
Select “Playback” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
ABC
2
3
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
Getting started
3
FWD
Select “Parental Lock” using [Cursor K / L], then press [ENTER].
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
Recording
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
• The parental lock function may not be available on some discs.
• It may be difficult to determine if some DVDs support the parental
lock function. Be sure to confirm that the parental lock function
operates in the way that you have set.
• Record the password in case you forget it.
Playback
DVD
Parental Lock
Audio
All
Video
8
7
Language
Parental Lock
All
6
5
4
Change the Parental Lock level
using [Cursor K / L], then press
[ENTER].
Proceed with either of the
following steps.
3
2
1
All:
8:
VCR functions
7 to 2:
All parental locks are cancelled.
DVD software of any grade (adult / general / children) can be
played back.
Only DVD software intended for general use and children can
be played back.
Only DVD softwares intended for children can be played back.
Changing the
Setup menu
DivX® VOD
DVD
Editing
Parental Lock (Default: All)
Set the Parental Lock level.
Disc Playback
Note
1:
Connections
ENTER
RETURN
In stop mode, press [SETUP].
1
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
TOP MENU
1
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
Before you start
DVD-Videos Parental Lock level
Others
EN
85
Changing the Setup menu
DVD-Videos Parental Lock level (cont’d)
A password is not yet set
Parental Lock
DVD
Parental Lock
DVD
Change Password?
Yes
Password Input
No
Yes
-
-
-
-
Select “Yes” using [Cursor K / L],
then enter a new password using
[the Number buttons], then
press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
If you select “No”, proceed to step 4.
A password is already set
Parental Lock
Parental Lock
DVD
DVD
Parental Lock
DVD
Change Password?
Password Input
* * * *
Enter the current password
using [the Number buttons].
4
Yes
No
Password Input
Yes
-
-
-
Change the password.
Select “Yes” using [Cursor K / L], then enter a new password
using [the Number buttons], then press [ENTER].
Your setting is activated.
If you press [ENTER] without entering a password, you can set up
without a password.
OPERATE
Press [SETUP] to exit.
-
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
MENU LIST
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
4
CM SKIP
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Note
• Press [CLEAR/C-RESET] to erase numbers entered incorrectly.
• If you forget your password or you want to clear all settings in Parental Lock, enter [4], [7], [3], [7] using
[the Number buttons] at the option window. Your password is cleared and parental levels are set to
“All”.
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EN
VCR functions
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
DVD
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
Press [ OPERATE] to turn on
the unit.
To play back a tape, turn on the
TV and be sure to select the input
to which the unit is connected.
Insert a prerecorded tape, then
press [PLAY B] to begin playback.
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
MENU LIST
ENTER
.@/:
5
6
CM SKIP
RETURN
back.
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
Press [STOP C] to stop playback.
Press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A]
to eject the tape.
DUBBING
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
4
Press [PLAY B] to resume play-
6
OPERATE
REV
2
4
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
5
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
3
PAUSE
Disc Playback
Recording and One-touch Timer Recording (OTR)
Basic Recording
• Refer to pages 31-35 for
instructions on Timer Recording
and Satellite Link.
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
DVD
3
6
8
9
0
+10
PLAY
STOP
Press
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
Press [VCR REC/OTR I] to start
recording.
To temporarily stop recording or
to resume it, press [PAUSE F].
After the unit has been in pause
mode for 5 minutes, it will stop
automatically to protect the
tape and the video head from
damage.
5
Press [STOP C] when the
recording is completed.
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
3
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
2
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
4
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
5
SLOW
PAUSE
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
Others
Turn on the unit and insert a
recordable tape.
Make sure that the TV input is set
on the unit.
4
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
3
Select the desired channel to
record using [PROG. / ] or
[the Number buttons].
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
VCR functions
Recording/Playback Time
E60
E120
E180
1hour
2hours
3hours
2hours
4hours
6hours
Select the recording mode
using [REC MODE].
• The desired recording mode
is selected in SP (standard
playback) or LP (long playback)
mode by pressing [REC MODE].
DUBBING
Changing the
Setup menu
Recording mode
Type of tape
SP mode
LP mode
2
OPERATE
Editing
Before recording, make sure:
• The desired channel is selected
by pressing [the Number
buttons] or [PROG. / ] on
the remote control.
• There is a tape with a record
tab in the unit.
• The desired recording mode
is selected in SP (standard
playback) or LP (long playback)
mode by pressing [REC MODE]
on the remote control.
1
Recording
Note
• When a tape without record tab is inserted, the unit will start playback automatically.
• Tracking will be automatically adjusted upon playback. To adjust
the tracking manually, press [PROG. / ].
• S-VHS videotapes are not available on this unit.
Getting started
2
During playback, press [PAUSE
F].
Playback will be paused and
sound will be muted.
1
Connections
1
3
Before you start
Playback
Accidental erasure prevention
To prevent accidental recording on a recorded cassette,
remove its record tab. To
record on it later, cover the
hole with cellophane tape.
Erase-protection tab
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VCR functions
Recording and One-touch Timer Recording (OTR) (cont’d)
One-touch Timer Recording
This feature allows you to set
the recording length simply by
pressing [VCR REC/OTR I].
VCR
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
DVD
Press
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
Turn on the unit and insert a
recordable tape.
Make sure that the TV input is set
on the unit.
• When the unit reaches the
specified time, it will be turned
off automatically.
• To change the recording
length during One-touch Timer
Recording, press
[VCR REC/OTR I] repeatedly
until the desired length appears.
• To cancel One-touch Timer
Recording within the specified
time, press [STOP C].
1
OPERATE
DUBBING
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
SETUP
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
CM SKIP
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
3
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
7
2
MENU LIST
8
PROG.
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
2
4
Select the recording mode
using [REC MODE]. (See page
87.)
VCR
REC/OTR
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
PAUSE
3
Select the desired channel to
record using [PROG. / ] or
[the Number buttons].
VCR/DVD RECORDER
COMBINATION
NB203ED
4
Press [VCR REC/OTR I] repeatedly until the desired recording
time (30 minutes to 8 hours)
appears on the TV screen.
One-touch Timer Recording will
start.
0:30
(Normal Recording)
8:00
1:00
7:30
Note
• The remaining recording time will appear on the TV screen during
One-touch Timer Recording. Press [DISPLAY] to see it on the TV
screen.
• If VCR One-touch Timer Recording is completed during DVD
playback or recording, the VCR will be in stop mode and the DVD
keeps the current mode.
• You cannot use the pause function during One-touch Timer
Recording.
• When One-touch Timer Recording is finished and the power
is turned off, the unit will switch to the timer-standby mode
automatically if a timer recording has been programmed.
Press [T-SET] to cancel the timer-standby mode to use the unit
continuously.
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VCR functions
Before you start
Search
Index search
VCR
1
2
4
5
7
8
0
DVD
Press
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
Press [SEARCH] so that the
index search menu appears.
2
INDEX 03
CURRENT PROGRAM
Beginning
of tape
DUBBING
01
01
02
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
2
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
PROG.
WXYZ
9
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
End
of tape
REV
FWD
Pro.1 Pro.2 Pro.3 Pro.4 Pro.5
02
SETUP
PLAY
03
VCR
REC/OTR
3
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
INDEX MARK
REPEAT
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
Note
Disc Playback
• This function is not available during recording.
• Every time a tape is recorded, an index mark is written on the tape.
• You can make the index mark up to 20.
Recording
1
PAUSE
Getting started
Enter the number of recordings you wish to skip using [the
Number buttons] within 30
seconds.
OPERATE
Press [FWD D / q] or [REV
E / r] to start index search.
If you want to go in the forward
direction, press [FWD D / q].
If you want to go in the reverse
direction, press [REV E / r].
After index search, the VCR will
play the tape automatically.
Connections
1
3
Time search
7
2
5
8
0
DVD
Press
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
first.
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
1
OPEN/CLOSE
EJECT
T-SET TIMER PROG. REC MODE RAPID PLAY
ZOOM
VCR
DVD
TOP MENU
ENTER
RETURN
.@/:
2
CM SKIP
MENU LIST
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PQRS
TUV
7
8
CLEAR/C-RESET SPACE
PROG.
WXYZ
9
SKIP
DISPLAY
0
REV
FWD
PLAY
VCR
REC/OTR
3
DVD
REC/OTR
STOP
2
REPEAT
Enter your desired time to skip
using [the Number buttons]
within 30 seconds.
AUDIO
SEARCH
SLOW
1
PAUSE
VCR functions
Press [SEARCH] repeatedly so
that the Time search menu
appears.
TIME 2:50
SETUP
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR
1
4
Press [FWD D / q] or [REV
E / r] to start time search.
If you want to go in the forward
direction, press [FWD D / q].
If you want to go in the reverse
direction, press [REV E / r].
After time search, the unit will
play the tape automatically.
DUBBING
Editing
This feature allows you to go
to a specific point on a tape by
entering the exact amount of
time you wish to skip in order to
reach the point.
OPERATE
3
Note
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• This function is not available during recording.
• Press [STOP C] to stop the search.
• If the tape reaches the end during the search, this unit will cancel it
and rewind the tape.
• You can set the time up to 9:59.
VCR functions
Other operations
VCR
DVD
Press
first.
To cue or review picture during playback (Picture Search):
Press [FWD D / q] or [REV E / r] during playback.
Press it again and the unit will search in super high speed.
To freeze the picture on TV screen during playback (Still mode):
Press [PAUSE F]. Each time you press the button, the picture will be
forwarded frame by frame.
If the picture begins to vibrate vertically during the still mode,
stabilize the picture by pressing the [PROG. / ].
If the picture is distorted or rolling vertically, adjust the vertical hold
control on your TV, if equipped.
Counter Reset:
Press [CLEAR/C-RESET].
To play back in slow motion:
Press [SLOW ] during playback or the still mode.
If the noise bars appear on the TV screen, you can reduce it by
pressing [PROG. / ].
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
3
6
9
+10
PLAY
STOP
VCR/DVD COMBINATION
NA527AD
Note
• Still / Slow / Pause mode will
be automatically cancelled
after 5 minutes to prevent
damage to the tape and the
video head.
• To return to play back from
the Picture Search / Still / Slow
mode, press [PLAY B].
Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System
This unit will record and playback Hi-Fi stereo sound. In addition, it
has an AV2 and NICAM stereo sound decoder.
This unit will receive stereo and bilingual broadcasts and it is possible
to record in several ways and to play back the sound.
Selecting the Sound Mode
You can select each mode by pressing [AUDIO] on the remote
control. Each mode is indicated on the TV screen as following.
• During playback of the recorded tape in Hi-Fi mode
• During reception of stereo broadcasts
Mode
Audio output
Stereo
L
R
Normal
Stereo
L audio from both speakers
R audio from both speakers
Monaural
Display on the
TV screen
STEREO
LEFT
RIGHT
-None-
• During reception of bilingual broadcasts
Mode
Main
Sub
Audio output
Main audio from both speakers
Sub audio from both speakers
• Main audio from the left speaker
Main / Sub
• Sub audio from the right speaker
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Display on the
TV screen
Main
Sub
Main / Sub
Note
• If you play back non-Hi-Fi
tapes, the unit will play back
automatically in monaural
even if you select any mode.
• If the stereo signal becomes
weak, the broadcast is
automatically recorded in
monaural.
Others
Before requesting service for this unit, check the table below for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing.
Some simple checks or a minor adjustment by you may eliminate the problem and restore correct operation.
Symptom
Remedy
Before you start
Troubleshooting
VCR / DVD
• Check the mains cable is connected securely.
• Check the breaker (in case of power failure).
Any of the buttons on the front
panel does not function.
• Check if the Child Lock is activated. (See page 10.)
There is no picture.
• Check signal cables are connected securely.
• Check if a connecting cable is damaged.
• Check connections to your TV. (See pages 14-15.)
• Switch the input selector on your TV (to “AV1” for example) until a picture
appears on the screen.
The picture on your TV is distorted
during the unit is turned on.
• Turn the unit off if the unit is not being used.
• Change the channel on this unit.
TV programme picture does not fill
the screen.
• Set channels with “Auto Tuning” from the Setup menu. (See page 19.)
• Select the channel of a TV programme using [PROG. / ].
TV programme pictures are
distorted.
• Adjust the direction of the TV antenna.
• Adjust the picture. (See the TV instruction manual.)
• Place the antenna and the TV farther apart.
• Separate any bunched antenna cables and the TV.
TV channel cannot be changed.
• Switch the TV input.
• Check if the antenna cable is connected correctly. (See pages 14-15.)
The channel cannot be changed
from the channel you are recording.
• Set the TV input to “TV”.
Playback picture is distorted.
• Do not bring equipment that may cause electrical interference, such as a
cellular phone, near the unit.
The playback picture or TV
programme from equipment
connected through the unit is
distorted.
• If a DVD player, VCR or tuner is connected to your TV via the unit, the
copyprotection signal applied to some programmes could affect picture
quality. Disconnect the playback equipment in question and connect it
directly to your TV.
Nothing was recorded even
though you set the timer setting
correctly.
• There was a power failure during recording.
• The unit’s internal clock stopped due to a power failure that lasted for more
than 1 hour.
• Reset the clock. (See page 22.)
• Unplug the mains cable from the AC outlet and plug it in again.
• The programme contains copy protection signals that restrict copying.
• The timer setting overlapped with another setting that was set later or has priority.
Timer recording is not completed
or did not start from the beginning.
• The timer setting overlapped with another setting that has priority. (See page 33.)
• There was not enough disc or tape space.
There is no sound.
• The disc is dirty or flawed.
• Check if all cables are connected securely.
• Check if a connecting cable is damaged.
• Check the connections to the amplifier input.
• Check if the input source setting on the amplifier is correct.
• Check if the unit is in Pause mode or in Slow-motion Playback mode.
• Check if the unit is in Fast Forward or Fast Reverse mode.
Timer recording is not possible.
• Make sure
[T-SET].
The remote control does not
function.
• Batteries are exhausted.
• There are obstacles between the remote control and the unit.
• The remote control is too far from the unit.
• There are no batteries in the remote control.
• The unit is not turned on.
• The remote control is not pointed at the remote sensor on the unit.
• Check if the Child Lock is activated. (See page 10.)
• Press [VCR] or [DVD], whichever you need. Then, try again.
Connections
The power does not turn on.
Getting started
Recording
Disc Playback
Editing
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR functions
icon appears on the front panel display of this unit. If not, press
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Troubleshooting (cont’d)
Symptom
Remedy
VCR / DVD
The unit does not operate
correctly.
• If static electricity or anything else causes the unit to operate abnormally,
unplug the mains cable and plug it in again.
DV signal cannot be input.
• Before connection, turn on the power supplies for both this unit and the DVC,
and make sure that these units have stopped.
• Only a “DVC-SD” signal can be input from the DVC to this unit. Other types of
signals are not supported.
• Do not connect any device other than the DVC. Even if a recorder or PC with
another DV terminal is connected, the DV function will not operate.
• If the DVC is not recognized after connection, turn off the power supply for
the unit and re-connect the DVC.
The DVC cannot be operated with
this unit.
• Signal input or DVC operation from this unit may be disabled depending on
the type of DVC.
• If a DVC signal cannot be input, use an external input (AV2 / AV3) for analog
connection via AV cables.
• DVC control may be disabled depending on the type of DVC, even in playback
mode other than camera mode. In this case, switch to DVD control and
execute the normal recording procedure while operating the DVC.
Certain functions of the unit
cannot operate.
• Some functions may not operate depending on the type of DVC. For
example, if the DVC does not support slow playback mode, the slow playback
function is disabled.
• With AV4 (DV input), the disc display menu does not appear unless disc
playback is executed.
DV audio signal cannot be
switched.
• For recording with the DVC, the recording audio signal can be set to 12 bits
or 16 bits. However, when 16-bit recording mode is selected, audio signal
cannot be switched. To record an audio signal, set it to 12 bits.
There is no picture.
• If the Setup menu display appears, press [SETUP] or [RETURN
the display.
Picture noise appears.
• The disc is dirty or flawed.
• If the unit is connected to your TV via a VCR, or if it is connected to a
combination TV / VIDEO player, the copy-protection signal applied to some
DVD programmes could affect picture quality. If you still experience this
problem even when you connect the unit directly to your TV, try connecting
the unit to your TV’s S-VIDEO input.
Sound is noisy.
• The disc is dirty or flawed.
The unit does not play back the
disc.
• No disc is inserted.
• A blank disc is inserted.
• The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the labelled side facing up.
• The disc is not correctly inserted.
• The unit cannot play back certain discs (such as a CD-ROM). (See page 42.)
• The region codes on the DVD-Video and the unit are not matched. (See page 42.)
• Moisture has condensed inside the unit. Remove the disc and leave the unit
turned on for about two hours until the moisture evaporates. (See page 2.)
• The unit cannot play back the disc if it was recorded on another recorder and
not finalised.
There is no sound.
• If the audio signal is not output from the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL /
COAXIAL) jacks, check the Audio setting. (See pages 81-83.)
Playback image freezes for a
moment.
• During the playback of a two layered disc, the picture may freeze for a
moment while playback switches from the first to the second layer. This is not
a malfunction.
The unit does not play back the
disc from the beginning.
• Resume playback is activated. (See page 49.) Press [STOP C] twice.
• You have inserted a disc whose Title menu or DVD menu automatically
appears on the TV screen when it is first inserted.
The unit starts playing back the
disc automatically.
• The DVD-Video features an auto playback function.
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Others
Before you start
Troubleshooting (cont’d)
Symptom
Remedy
DVD
• Depending on the disc, you may not be able to perform some of those
operations. See the instruction manual supplied with the disc.
The language for the sound track
cannot be changed.
• Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the DVD-Video, DVD-RW or DVD-R
being played back.
• The DVD-Video prohibits the changing of the language for the sound track.
• Try changing the language using the DVD-Video menu.
The subtitle language cannot be
changed or turned off.
• Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the DVD-Video.
• The DVD-Video prohibits changing the subtitles.
• Try changing the subtitles using the DVD-Video menu.
Angles cannot be changed.
• You can change the angle only if the disc contains multi-angle scene. Angles
can be changed only when the multi-angle scene appears on the screen.
• The DVD-Video prohibits changing angles.
• Try changing the angle using the DVD-Video menu.
Recording does not start
immediately after pressing
[DVD REC/OTR I].
• An unused DVD-RW or DVD-R was inserted. It takes a while for the unit to
automatically format a DVD-RW.
Recording does not stop
immediately after you press
[STOP C].
• It will take a few seconds for the unit to send data to disc before recording
can stop.
The disc tray does not open when
you press
[OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A].
• It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to open after you have recorded or
edited a disc.
• This is because the unit is sending data to the disc.
“Repairing” appears on the display.
• If a power failure occurs or the mains cable is unplugged during recording,
finalising, formatting or editing (even after “Wait for a moment.” message
disappeared), a repairing process will begin automatically when the unit is
turned on next time. It may take several minutes up to about four hours.
No
Editing
Yes
• If you intend to cancel the Repairing process, press [OPEN/CLOSE EJECT A]
on the front panel, then select “Yes” with [Cursor s / B] and press [ENTER].
After that, the disc tray will automatically open. In case the Repairing
process is cancelled, the disc MAY NOT work.
Disc Playback
Do you want to cancel a repairing process ?
When selecting “Yes”, the disc may not be
usable.
Recording
In a case you intend to cancel the
Repairing process.
Getting started
Repairing
Connections
Some functions such as Stop,
Search, or Slow-motion Playback
cannot be performed.
Repairing
/
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR
• Adjust tracking control for better picture by pressing [PROG.
you are playing back a video tape.
• Head cleaning for VCR may be necessary.
Refer to “AUTO HEAD CLEANING” on page 4.
] while
The unit does not play back the
tape.
• No video tape is inserted.
Recording does not start
immediately after pressing
[VCR REC/OTR I].
• Make sure the video tape has a record tab when you record to a video tape. If
needed, cover the hole with cellophane tape.
The remote control does not
function.
• Check if a video tape is in the unit. Press [VCR]. Then, try again.
• Check if the Child Lock is activated. (See page 10.)
The motor rotates even when
playback / recording is stopped.
• The motor may rotate for the duration of approximately 5 minutes for
efficient operation. This is not a malfunction.
VCR functions
Picture noise appears.
Others
* If the above remedies do not solve the problem, please call an authorised service centre.
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Troubleshooting (cont’d)
Error message
Cause
Solution
Disc Error
— Please eject the disc. —
Playback feature may not be available on
this Disc.
• An unplayable disc is inserted in the
unit.
• The disc is upside down.
• Insert a standard disc shown in
“Playable discs”. (See page 42.)
• Insert the disc with the labelled side
facing up.
Region Error
— Please eject the disc. —
Playback is not authorised in your region.
• Playback is not authorised in the region
of the DVD-Video that you inserted in
the unit.
• Insert a DVD-Video with region codes 4
or ALL.
Parental Lock On
The current selected parental level
prohibits playback.
• The current selected parental level in the
Setup menu prohibits playback.
• Check the “Parental Lock” setting. (See
pages 85-86.)
Recording Error
This programme is not allowed to be
recorded.
• The recording function encountered a
copy prohibited programme.
• Original source is in NTSC system.
• You cannot record copy prohibited
programmes.
Recording Error
This programme is not recordable in
Video mode.
• You are trying to record a copy-once
programme onto a DVD-RW disc in
Video mode.
• Record the programme onto a DVD-RW
disc in VR mode.
• Reformat to “VR mode”. (See page 28.)
Recording Error
Cannot record on this disc.
• You are trying to record onto a disc that
is unrecordable, or the disc status does
not satisfy recording requirements.
• The disc is dirty.
• The disc is damaged.
• Insert a recordable disc, and ensure
the disc status satisfies the recording
requirements. (See page 24.)
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
• Replace the disc.
Recording Error
This programme is not allowed to be
recorded on this disc.
• You are trying to record a copy-once
programme onto a DVD-RW disc that is
not compatible with CPRM.
• Insert a ver. 1.1 or ver. 1.2 DVD-RW disc
(compatible with CPRM).
Recording Error
This disc is protected and not recordable.
• You are trying to record onto a disc that
is set as protected in the Setup menu.
• Remove the disc protect setting in the
Setup menu. (See page 40.)
Recording Error
Disc is full.
(No area for new recording)
• You are trying to record onto a disc that
has no space for recording.
• Insert a recordable disc with enough
recording space.
• Delete unnecessary original titles. (See
page 64.)
Recording Error
You cannot record more than 99 titles on
one disc.
(The maximum is 99)
• You are trying to record onto a disc on
which the number of recorded titles has
reached the maximum (99).
• Delete unnecessary original titles. (See
page 64.)
Recording Error
You cannot record more than 999
chapters on one disc.
(The maximum is 999)
• You are trying to record onto a disc on
which the number of recorded chapters
has reached the maximum (999).
• Delete unnecessary chapter mark from
an Original list. (See pages 67-68, 77.)
Recording Error
You cannot record on this disc as Control
Information is full.
• This disc has no space to write Control
Information when recording or deleting
contents.
• When editing has been repeatedly
performed, the control information
area may become full even though the
recording area has enough space.
• Delete unnecessary titles. (See page 64.)
Recording Error
You cannot record on this disc as Power
Calibration Area is full.
• When recordings are performed
repeatedly onto an unstable disc, this
area may become full.
• Every time you insert a disc for
recording, part of the disc’s working
area will be used.
• If you repeat these frequently, it will be
used up quicker and you may not be
able to record full 99 titles.
• Insert a new disc.
Recording Error
This disc is already finalised.
• You are trying to record onto a disc that
is already finalised.
• Release the finalising for the disc. (See
pages 40-41.)
* If you are still having trouble with the unit after checking all the Troubleshooting points, write down the
error code and the error description and consult your dealer or an authorised service centre.
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Changing the
Setup menu
VCR functions
Code
6467
6559
6553
6547
5350
6564
6554
6566
6660
6560
6550
6555
6565
6557
6558
6561
5165
6567
6569
6568
6658
6653
6647
6666
6651
6654
4861
6655
6661
6665
6664
6657
6669
6757
6764
6772
6855
6861
4971
6961
7054
5655
7161
7267
Editing
Language
Russian
Samoan
Sangho
Sanskrit
Scots Gaelic
Serbian
Serbo-Croatian
Sesotho
Setswana
Shona
Sindhi
Singhalese
Siswat
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Spanish
Sundanese
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Tajik
Tamil
Tatar
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
Tigrinya
Tonga
Tsonga
Turkish
Turkmen
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapuk
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu
Disc Playback
Code
5467
5565
5560
5547
5551
5557
5347
5566
5647
5669
5760
5765
5757
6469
5771
6460
5761
5767
5861
5847
5868
5860
5866
5957
5953
5965
5958
5966
5955
5964
5961
5960
6047
6051
6061
6149
6164
6159
6247
6265
5247
6258
6266
6367
6459
6461
Recording
Language
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kashmiri
Kazakh
Kinyarwanda
Kirghiz
Kirundi
Korean
Kurdish
Laothian
Latin
Latvian; Lettish
Lingala
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
Moldavian
Mongolian
Nauru
Nepali
Norwegian
Occitan
Oriya
Oromo (Afan)
Panjabi
Pashto; Pushto
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romance
Romanian
Getting started
Code
4748
4747
4752
6563
4759
4764
5471
4765
4771
4772
4847
5167
4860
5072
4854
4855
4864
4853
5971
4851
5759
4947
7254
4961
5464
4965
5047
6058
5160
5161
5166
5261
5256
5255
5264
5271
5358
5747
5051
5158
5758
5360
5367
5447
5569
5455
Connections
Language
Abkhazian
Afar
Afrikaans
Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Basque
Bengali;Bangla
Bhutani
Bihari
Bislama
Breton
Bulgarian
Burmese
Byelorussian
Cambodian
Catalan
Chinese
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Faroese
Fiji
Finnish
French
Frisian
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Greenlandic
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hebrew
Hindi
Before you start
Language code
Others
EN
95
Others
Glossary
Analogue audio
An electrical signal that directly
represents sound. In contrast,
digital audio can also be an
electrical signal, but is an indirect
representation of sound. See also
Digital audio.
DTS
(Digital Theater System)
DTS is a Multi-channel surround
sound system, but it is different
from Dolby Digital. Both formats
were developed by Digital
Theater Systems, Inc.
Aspect ratio
The width of a TV screen relative
to its height. Conventional TVs
are 4:3 (i.e., the screen is almost
square). Widescreen models are
16:9 (the screen is almost twice
as wide as its height).
Finalise
To make DVDs that have been
recorded playable in DVD players.
It is possible to finalise DVD-RW/-R
discs with this unit.
JPEG
(Joint Photographic Experts
Group)
JPEG is a method of compressing
still image files. You can copy
JPEG files on CD-RW/-R discs
from a computer and play back
the files on this unit.
MP3
(MPEG Audio Layer 3)
MP3 is a method of compressing
files. You can copy MP3 files on
CD-RW/-R discs from a computer
and play back the files on this
unit.
PBC (Video CD only)
(Playback Control)
This function enables you to play
back interactive software using a
menu screen. See also Title.
PCM
(Pulse Code Modulation)
PCM is a format that converts
audio into digital data. It is
mainly used for Audio CDs and
DAT. This unit can play back
sounds as realistic as possible
by converting even compressed
Dolby Digital and MPEG audio to
PCM.
Chapter
Just as a book is split up into
several chapters, a title on a
DVD disc is usually divided into
chapters. See also Title.
CM SKIP
This unit can skip TV commercials
during DVD Video playback.
Once [CM SKIP] is pressed, the
start point will be set forward 30
seconds and playback resume
automatically. (You can press
[CM SKIP] up to 6 times.)
CPRM
(Content Protection for
Recordable Media)
CPRM is a scrambling copy
protection system for the
protection of “copy-once”
broadcast programmes (e.g.
some satellite broadcasts).
Digital audio
An indirect representation of
sound using numbers. During
recording, the sound is measured
at discrete intervals (44 or 100
times a second for CD audio) by
an analogue-todigital converter,
generating a stream of numbers.
On playback, a digital-toanalogue converter generates an
analogue signal based on these
numbers. See also Sampling
frequency and Analogue audio.
Dolby Digital
A system developed by Dolby
Laboratories that compresses
digital sound. It works with stereo
(2ch) or multi-channel audio.
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Playlist
From this list you can play back
contents of a disc in your desired
order or in sequence. It is also
possible to directly search for a
specific scene.
Region code
Regions associate discs and
players with particular areas of
the world. This unit will only play
back discs that have compatible
region codes. You can find the
region code of your unit by
looking on the rear panel. Some
discs are compatible with more
than one region (or all regions).
Sampling frequency
The rate at which sound is
measured by a specified interval
to turn it into digital audio
data. The number of samples
in one second is defined as the
sampling frequency. The higher
the rate is, the better the possible
sound quality.
S-Video output
Video is output as the individual
signals of colour(C) and
luminance(Y), so a higher-quality
picture will be displayed.
Title
(DVD)
A collection of chapters on a
DVD. See also chapter.
(Video CD)
The contents of a Video CD.
When playing back a Video CD
with the PBC function, the Title
menu will appear automatically.
Track
Audio CDs and Video CDs use
tracks to divide the contents of a
disc. The DVD equivalent is called
a chapter. See also Chapter.
Others
Before you start
Specifications
General
DVD-Video, DVD-RW/-R, DVD+RW/+R, CD-DA, CD-RW/-R
VHS Video Cassette Tape
VCR video heads
Four heads
Power requirements
230–240V ~ ± 10%, 50Hz ± 0.5%
35W (standby: 5.0W)
Weight
4.4kg
Dimensions (width x height x depth)
435 x 99.5 x 261mm
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C
Operating humidity
Less than 80% (no condensation)
TV format
PAL B/G
Getting started
Power consumption
Connections
System
Recording
Recording discs
DVD-ReWritable, DVD-Recordable
Video recording format
Sampling frequency
Compression format
13.5MHz
MPEG
Audio recording format
Sampling frequency
Compression format
48kHz
Dolby Digital
Disc Playback
Video Recording format (DVD-RW only),
Video format (DVD-RW, DVD-R)
Recording
Recording format
Tuner
Receivable channels
E2-E69
Editing
Note
• The specifications and design of this product are subject to change without notice.
Changing the
Setup menu
VCR functions
Others
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FOR LOCATION ENQUIRIES WITHIN
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REGARDING YOUR LOCAL
SHARP APPROVED SERVICE CENTRE
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REGARDING YOUR LOCAL
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TELEPHONE: 09 573 0111
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SHARP CORPORATION OF NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
SPform019(JUNE 2004)
Congratulations on Your Purchase!
This Sharp product is warranted against faults in materials and manufacture for a period
of twelve (12) months from the date of original purchase.
If service is required during the warranty period, please contact your nearest Sharp
Approved Service Centre. These repairs would be carried out at no charge to the
owner, subject to the conditions specified herein.
The owner is responsible for any transportation and insurance costs if the product has
to be returned for repair.
This warranty does not extend to accessories or defects or injuries caused by or resulting
from causes not attributable to faulty parts or the manufacture of the product, including
but not limited to, defect or injury caused by or resulting from misuse, abuse, neglect,
accidental damage, improper voltage, liquid spillage, vermin infestation, software, or
any alterations made to the product which are not authorised by Sharp.
Please retain your sales documentation, as this should be produced to validate a
warranty claim.
This warranty is in addition to and in no way limits, varies or excludes any express and
implied rights and remedies under any relevant legislation in the country of sale.
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