4-131-978-14(1)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
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RDR-DC90/DC100/DC200/DC500
RDR-DC105/DC205/DC305/DC505
© 2009 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not
open the cabinet. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel only.
The mains lead must be changed
only at a qualified service shop.
Batteries or batteries installed
apparatus shall not be exposed to
excessive heat such as sunshine,
fire or the like.
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom and
Republic of Ireland
A molded plug complying with
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment
for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug
supplied need to be replaced, a
fuse of the same rating as the
supplied one and approved by
ASTA or BSI to BS1362, (i.e.,
marked with
or
mark)
must be used.
If the plug supplied with this
equipment has a detachable fuse
cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse.
Never use the plug without the
fuse cover. If you should lose the
fuse cover, please contact your
nearest Sony service station.
Precautions
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the rear
of the unit.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments
with this product will increase eye
hazard. As the laser beam used in
this DVD recorder is harmful to
eyes, do not attempt to
disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
• This unit operates on 220 –
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that
the unit’s operating voltage is
identical with your local power
supply.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
• Install this system so that the
mains lead can be unplugged
from the wall socket
immediately in the event of
trouble.
GUIDE Plus+ is (1) a registered
trademark or trademark of, (2)
manufactured under license from
and (3) subject of various
international patents and patent
applications owned by, or licensed
to, Gemstar-TV Guide
International, Inc. and/or its
related affiliates.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
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GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE
INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/
OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES
ARE NOT IN ANY WAY
LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY
OF THE PROGRAM
SCHEDULE INFORMATION
PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE
PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO
EVENT SHALL GEMSTAR-TV
GUIDE INTERNATIONAL,
INC. AND /OR ITS RELATED
AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR
ANY AMOUNTS
REPRESENTING LOSS OF
PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS,
OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
IN CONNECTION WITH THE
PROVISION OR USE OF ANY
INFORMATION, EQUIPMENT,
OR SERVICES RELATING TO
THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union and
other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on
its packaging indicates that this
product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall
be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the
environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused
by inappropriate waste handling
of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more
detailed information about
recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Disposal of waste
batteries (applicable in
the European Union and
other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on
the packaging indicates that the
battery provided with this product
shall not be treated as household
waste.
On certain batteries this symbol
might be used in combination with
a chemical symbol. The chemical
symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead
(Pb) are added if the battery
contains more than 0.0005%
mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are
disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment
and human health which could
otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of
the battery. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve
natural resources.
In case of products that for safety,
performance or data integrity
reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated
battery, this battery should be
replaced by qualified service staff
only.
To ensure that the battery will be
treated properly, hand over the
product at end-of-life to the
applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view
the section on how to remove the
battery from the product safely.
Hand the battery over to the
applicable collection point for the
recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information
about recycling of this product or
battery, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household
waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
The manufacturer of this
product is Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The
Authorized Representative
for EMC and product safety
is Sony Deutschland GmbH,
Hedelfinger Strasse 61,
70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
For any service or guarantee
matters please refer to the
addresses given in separate
service or guarantee
documents.
Precautions
This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the
limits set out in the EMC
Directive using a connection
cable shorter than 3 metres.
On safety
Should any solid object or
liquid fall into the cabinet,
unplug the recorder and have it
checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
About the hard disk drive
The hard disk has a high storage
density, which enables long
recording durations and quick
access to the written data.
However, it can easily be
damaged by shock, vibration or
dust, and should be kept away
from magnets. To avoid losing
important data, observe the
following precautions.
• Do not apply a strong shock to
the recorder.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location subject to mechanical
vibrations or in an unstable
location.
• Do not place the recorder on
top of a hot surface, such as a
VCR or amplifier (receiver).
• Do not use the recorder in a
place subject to extreme
changes in temperature
(temperature gradient less
than 10 °C/hour).
• Do not move the recorder
with its mains lead connected.
• Do not disconnect the mains
lead while the power is on.
• When disconnecting the
mains lead, turn off the power
and make sure that the hard
disk drive is not operating (the
clock is displayed in the front
panel display for at least 30
seconds and all recording or
dubbing has stopped).
• Do not move the recorder for
one minute after you have
unplugged the mains lead.
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• Do not attempt to replace or
upgrade the hard disk by
yourself, as this may result in
malfunction.
If the hard disk drive should
malfunction, you cannot
recover lost data. The hard disk
drive is only a temporary
storage space.
About repairing the hard
disk drive
• The contents of the hard disk
drive may be checked in case
of repair or inspection during
a malfunction or
modification. However, the
contents will not be backed up
or saved by Sony.
• If the hard disk needs to be
formatted or replaced, it will
be done at the discretion of
Sony. All contents of the hard
disk drive will be erased,
including contents that violate
copyright laws.
On placement
Copyrights
• Place the recorder in a location
with adequate ventilation to
prevent heat build-up in the
recorder.
• Do not place the recorder on a
soft surface such as a rug that
might block the ventilation
holes.
• Do not place the recorder in a
confined space such as a
bookshelf or similar unit.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location near heat sources, or
in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, or
mechanical shock.
• Do not place the recorder in
an inclined position. It is
designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
• Keep the recorder and discs
away from equipment with
strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens, or large
loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on
the recorder.
• Television programmes,
films, video tapes, discs, and
other materials may be
copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such material
may be contrary to the
provisions of the copyright
laws. Also, use of this
recorder with cable television
transmission may require
authorization from the cable
television transmitter and/or
programme owner.
• This product incorporates
copyright protection
technology that is protected
by U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights.
Use of this copyright
protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision,
and is intended for home and
other limited viewing uses
only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision.
Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
• ANY USE OF THIS
PRODUCT OTHER THAN
CONSUMER PERSONAL
USE IN ANY MANNER
THAT COMPLIES WITH
THE MPEG-2 STANDARD
FOR ENCODING VIDEO
INFORMATION FOR
PACKAGED MEDIA IS
EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED
WITHOUT A LICENSE
UNDER APPLICABLE
PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2
PATENT PORTFOLIO,
WHICH LICENSE IS
AVAILABLE FROM MPEG
LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE
STREET, SUITE 300,
DENVER, COLORADO
80206.
• “PhotoTV HD” and the
“PhotoTV HD” logo are
trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
On power sources
• The recorder is not
disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long
as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the recorder
itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the
recorder for a long time, be
sure to disconnect the
recorder from the wall outlet.
To disconnect the AC power
cord (mains lead), grasp the
plug itself; never pull the
cord.
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On recording
Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
On compensation for lost
recordings
Sony is not liable and will not
compensate for any lost
recordings or relevant losses,
including when recordings are
not made due to reasons
including recorder failure, or
when the contents of a
recording are lost or damaged as
a result of recorder failure or
repair undertaken to the
recorder. Sony will not restore,
recover, or replicate the
recorded contents under any
circumstances.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy
guard function, programmes
received through an external
tuner (not supplied) may
contain copy protection signals
(copy guard function) and as
such may not be recordable,
depending on the type of signal.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This recorder is
capable of holding a still
video image or on-screen
display image on your
television screen
indefinitely. If you leave the
still video image or onscreen display image
displayed on your TV for an
extended period of time you
risk permanent damage to
your television screen.
Plasma display panels and
projection televisions are
especially susceptible to this.
If you have any questions or
problems concerning your
recorder, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
About this manual
Check your model name
The instructions in this
manual are for 8 models:
RDR-DC90, RDR-DC100,
RDR-DC105, RDR-DC200,
RDR-DC205, RDR-DC305,
RDR-DC500, and RDRDC505. Check your model
name by looking at the front
panel of the recorder.
• In this manual, the internal
hard disk drive is written as
“HDD,” and “disc” is used as
a general reference for the
HDD, DVDs, or CDs unless
otherwise specified by the text
or illustrations.
• Icons, such as DVD , listed
at the top of each explanation
indicate what kind of media
can be used with the function
being explained. For details,
see “Discs That Can Be
Dubbed on” on page 106 and
“Discs That Can Be Played”
on page 108.
• Instructions in this manual
describe the controls on the
remote. You can also use the
controls on the recorder if
they have the same or similar
names as those on the remote.
• The on-screen display
illustrations used in this
manual may not match the
graphics displayed on your
TV screen.
• NEED-to-know information
(to prevent incorrect
operation) is listed under the
b icon. NICE-to-know
information (tips and other
useful information) is listed
under the z icon.
• RDR-DC105/DC205/DC305/
DC505 is used for illustration
purposes.
• The explanations regarding
DVDs in this manual refer to
DVDs created on this
recorder. The explanations do
not apply to DVDs that are
created on other recorders and
played back on this recorder.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Step 2: Connecting the TV and Audio Component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting a SCART cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting an HDMI cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting other cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
About the “Control for HDMI” functions for BRAVIA Sync (for HDMI
connections only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 3: Inserting a Conditional Access Module (CAM)
(RDR-DC105/DC205/DC305/DC505 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Step 5: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Controlling TVs with the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Changing programme positions of the recorder using the remote . . . 23
Step 6: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting to the LINE 1/DECODER jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting an External Decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting a decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Setting external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder)
programme positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Basic Operations
Using the System Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Recording a TV Programme to the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Watching TV programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Displaying the programme/playback information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using the Favourites List (for digital broadcasting only) . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE Plus+”)
Using the GUIDE Plus+ Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Listing up your favourite programme information (My TV) . . . . . . . . . 37
One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Recording Programmes Using Series Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Setting the Timer Manually (Schedule) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Setting the timer manually (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Schedule) . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Checking/changing timer settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Cancelling timer settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Changing the GUIDE Plus+ System Settings (Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Language/Recording timing/Overnight Download settings (Personal
Preferences) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Resetting the GUIDE Plus+ system settings (Start Installation
Sequence) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Recording from Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Recording to the HDD (“Freeview+”)
Using the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using the Digital Favourites List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
One Button Recording Using the EPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Recording TV Programme Using the EPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Recording Programmes Using Series Recording
(Models for the UK Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Setting the Timer Manually (Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Recording stereo and bilingual programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Checking/changing timer settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Cancelling timer settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Recording from Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Playback
Playing Discs and Recorded Programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Pausing a TV broadcast (TV Pause/Pause Live TV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording
(Chase Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Searching for a time/title/chapter/track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Playing repeatedly (Repeat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Playing DivX/Music/Photo Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Copying DivX/music/photo files to the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Playing DivX video files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Playing music CDs and MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Playing photo files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Playing from the USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Copying DivX/music/photo files to a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Erasing and Editing
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Erasing a title (Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Dividing a title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Labelling a title (Rename) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Creating a Playlist title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Erasing a Playlist title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Editing a Playlist title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Dubbing from the HDD to a DVD (HDD t DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Dubbing from a Finalised DVD to the HDD (DVD t HDD) . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
HDD/DV Camcorder Dubbing
Dubbing from HDD Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Preparing for HDD camcorder dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
One-Touch Dubbing from HDD camcorder (ONE-TOUCH DUB) . . . 76
Dubbing from HDD camcorder using the on-screen display
(HDD-Cam Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Dubbing from DV Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Preparing for DV camcorder dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
One-Touch dubbing from DV camcorder (ONE-TOUCH DUB) . . . . . 79
Dubbing from DV camcorder using the on-screen display
(DV Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Settings and Adjustments
Using the Disc Setup Menus (Disc Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Disc Settings (Disc Information) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Formatting the HDD (HDD Formatting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Using the Setup Menus (Initial Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Clock Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Aerial Reception Settings (Channel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recorder Settings (System 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Recorder Settings (System 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Language Settings (Language) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Video Settings (Video In/Out) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Audio Input Settings (Audio In) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Audio Output Settings (Audio Out) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Limitation Settings (Parental Lock) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Resetting the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Discs That Can Be Dubbed on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Discs That Can Be Played . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
About Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Notes on MP3 files, JPEG Image Files, DivX Video Files, and i.Link . . . 113
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Remote
F INPUT (input select) (45)
Selects an input source.
G CLEAR (58)
H ZOOM (64)
Zooms an image in full view.
I
(text) (34)
This button function is not available in
some areas.
J AUDIO (55)
The AUDIO button has a tactile dot*.
SUBTITLE (55)
Selects a subtitle language.
MENU (54)
Displays the disc’s menu.
TIMER (41, 42, 50, 52)
K Red (38, 46)
L Green (36, 46)
M Yellow (36, 46)
N Blue (36, 46)
O SYSTEM MENU (29, 81)
TITLE LIST (31, 54, 66)
TOP MENU (54)
A HDD (54)
GUIDE (36, 46)
Displays the GUIDE Plus+® system or
EPG screen.
Switches to the HDD.
DVD (54)
Switches to the DVD.
B [/1 (on/standby) (23)
P MARKER (31, 57)
Q INFO (information) (36, 46)
Turns the recorder on or off.
C Z (open/close) (54)
Displays the programme information.
R </M/m/,/
Opens or closes the disc tray.
D PROG (programme) +/– (30)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
E Number buttons (57)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
10
(enter) (23)
Selects a desired item.
S O RETURN (23)
T
(favourites) (34, 47)
Displays the Favourites List.
U ./> (previous/next) (55)
PAGE +/– (36, 46)
Changes the programme list by page.
/
(instant replay/instant
advance) (55)
mc / CM (search/
slow/freeze frame) (55)
DAY +/– (36, 46)
Changes the programme list by day.
N (play) (54)
X (pause) (30, 55)
x (stop) (54)
The N button has a tactile dot*.
V DISPLAY (34)
Displays the playing status.
W z REC (30)
x REC STOP (30)
cz SYNCHRO REC
This button function is not available.
REC MODE (30)
Selects the recording mode.
X TV/RADIO (33)
Switches between TV and radio
channels.
Y TV [/1 (on/standby) (22)
TV t (input select) (22)
TV 2 (volume) +/– (22)
TV PROG (programme) +/– (22)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
Z TV/DVD (22)
Switches between TV mode and DVD
mode.
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
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Front panel
A [/1 (on/standby) (23)
K INPUT (input select) (45)
Turns the recorder on or off.
B
(remote sensor) (21)
Selects an input source.
L x REC STOP (30)
C Disc tray (54)
M z REC (30)
D Front panel display (13)
N RESET
When the recorder does not operate
properly, press the RESET button.
E Z (open/close) (54)
Opens or closes the disc tray.
F N (play) (54)
The N button has a tactile dot*.
O LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
L(MONO) AUDIO R) jacks (26)
Connect a VCR or similar recording
device to these jacks.
G x (stop) (54)
H Z (eject) (RDR-DC105/DC205/
DC305/DC505 only) (20)
P ONE-TOUCH DUB (76, 79)
Starts dubbing from a connected digital
video camera.
Removes the CAM from the CAM slot.
I CAM (Conditional Access
Module) slot (RDR-DC105/
DC205/DC305/DC505 only) (20)
Insert or remove a CAM when the
recorder is turned off.
J PROGRAM +/– (30)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
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Q
DV IN jack (78)
Connect a DV camcorder to this jack.
R
USB jack (58, 75)
Connect a USB device to this jack.
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
Front panel display
A Displays the following:
•
•
•
•
•
Playing/Recording time
Current title number
Clock
Programme position
UPDATE indication
“UPDATE” appears when the
recorder is updating information.
B HDD
Lights up when the HDD is selected.
DVD
Lights up when the DVD is selected.
C Timer indicator (50)
Lights up when the timer for recording
is set.
D NTSC indicator (92)
Lights up when playing an NTSC disc.
E Disc type
“RW” lights up when a DVD+RW/
DVD-RW disc is loaded.
“R” lights up when a DVD+R/DVD-R
disc is loaded.
F Command Mode indicator (88)
Displays the current command mode
number for the recorder.
G Recording status
H Dubbing direction indicator
I Playing status
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Rear panel
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (16)
B LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO)
jacks (18)
14
E DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack
(18)
F AC IN terminal (21)
C LINE 1/DECODER jack (25)
G LINE 3 – TV jack (17)
D HDMI OUT jack (17)
H COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) jacks (18)
Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
b
•
•
•
•
•
See “Specifications” (page 114) for a list of supplied accessories.
Plug in cables securely to prevent unwanted noise.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not have a SCART or video input jack.
Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each component before connecting.
Hookups and Settings
Follow steps 1 through 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder. Do not connect
the mains lead until you reach “Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead” on page 21.
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Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable
Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below.
“Standby Mode” is set to “Mode 1” (default) in the “System 1” setup and the picture does not
appear on the TV when the recorder is in standby mode.
To watch TV in standby mode, set “Standby Mode” to “Mode 2” in “Step 6: Easy Setup”
(page 23) or use a splitter to divide aerial input signals between the TV and the recorder.
z
You can also set “Standby Mode” to “Mode 2” in the “System 1” setup (page 87).
b
• If your aerial is a flat cable (300-ohm twin lead cable), use an external aerial connector (not supplied) to
connect the aerial to the recorder.
• If you have separate cables for AERIAL antennas, use an AERIAL UHF/VHF band mixer (not supplied)
to connect the aerial to the recorder.
Wall
to AERIAL IN
DVD recorder
to AERIAL OUT
to aerial input
Aerial cable (supplied)
TV
: Signal flow
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1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV, and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the recorder.
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV using the supplied
aerial cable.
Step 2: Connecting the TV and Audio Component
Select one of the following patterns according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector,
or audio component such as an AV amplifier (receiver).
When setting “LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]” to “S-Video [S-Video],” “RGB [Video/RGB]” or
“RGB [Decoder]” in the “Video In/Out” setup (page 91), use a SCART cable that conforms
to the selected signal.
DVD recorder
TV
Hookups and Settings
Connecting a SCART cable
SCART cable (not supplied)
Connecting an HDMI cable
Use a certified HDMI cable to enjoy high quality digital picture and sound through the HDMI
OUT jack.
When connecting a Sony TV/audio component that is compatible with the “Control for
HDMI” function, see page 20.
To connect a TV
DVD recorder
TV
HDMI cable (not supplied)
To connect a TV through an audio component
DVD recorder
HDMI cable
(not supplied)
Audio component
TV
HDMI cable
(not supplied)
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Connecting other cables
To connect to video jacks
To connect to audio jacks
Connecting to video jacks will enable you to
view pictures.
Connecting to audio jacks will enable you to
listen to sound.
A Component video output jacks (Y, PB/
CB, PR/CR)
C Digital audio output jack (COAXIAL)
Red
Red
Blue
Blue
Green
Green
You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction
and high-quality images.
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p
format signals and if you do not use the
HDMI connection, use this connection and
set “Progressive” to “Compatible” in the
“Easy Setup” setup (page 23). Or, set
“Component Video Out” to “Progressive” in
the “Video In/Out” setup to send progressive
video signals. For details, see “Component
Video Out” on page 91.
If your audio component has a Dolby*1
Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG audio decoder and
a digital input jack, use this connection. You
can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS
(5.1ch), and MPEG audio (5.1ch) surround
effects.
*1
*2
B Video output jack
Yellow
Yellow
D Audio L/R (left/right) output jacks
White
(L)
You will enjoy standard quality images.
Red (R)
White
(L)
Red (R)
This connection will use your TV’s or audio
component’s two speakers for sound.
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When connecting to the HDMI jack
Follow the steps below. Improper handling
may damage the HDMI jack and the
connector.
1
Connector is upside
down
2
Not straight
Insert the HDMI connector straight into
the HDMI jack.
Do not bend or apply pressure to the
HDMI connector.
b
• Be sure to disconnect the HDMI cable when
moving the recorder.
• Do not press the recorder against the cabinet wall
when you place the recorder in a cabinet with the
HDMI cable connected. It may damage the
HDMI jack or the HDMI cable.
• Do not twist the HDMI connector while
connecting to or disconnecting from the HDMI
jack to avoid damaging the HDMI jack and
connector.
b
• Do not connect the recorder to your TV using
both a SCART cable and an HDMI cable.
• Do not connect more than one type of video
cable between the recorder and your TV at the
same time.
• When you connect the recorder to your TV via
the SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to
the recorder automatically when you start
playback. If necessary, press the TV t button
on the remote to return the input to the TV.
• You cannot connect the HDMI OUT jack to DVI
jacks that are not HDCP compliant (e.g., DVI
jacks on PC displays).
• Component progressive signals are not output
when using the HDMI connection.
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to
the LINE 2 IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same
time. This will cause unwanted noise to come
from your TV’s speakers.
• When connecting to the audio L/R input jacks,
do not connect the LINE 2 IN (R-AUDIO-L) and
LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks to your TV’s
audio output jacks at the same time. This will
cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s
speakers.
• When connecting to the HDMI OUT jack or
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack, after you
have completed the connection, make the
appropriate settings in the “Audio Out” setup
(page 95). Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise
will come from your speakers.
Hookups and Settings
Carefully align the HDMI jack on the
rear of the recorder and the HDMI
connector by checking their shapes.
Make sure the connector is not upside
down or tilted.
z
For correct speaker location, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the connected
components.
* This DVD recorder incorporates HighDefinition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™)
technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the picture size, see page
91.
If you are connecting to a VCR
Connect your VCR to the LINE 1/
DECODER jack on the recorder (page 25).
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About the “Control for HDMI”
functions for BRAVIA Sync (for
HDMI connections only)
By connecting Sony components that are
compatible with the “Control for HDMI”
function with an HDMI cable (not supplied),
operation is simplified as below:
• One-Touch Play (page 55)
• System Power-Off
When you turn the TV off using the power
button on the TV’s remote, the recorder
and components compatible with the
“Control for HDMI” function turn off
automatically. However, the recorder does
not turn off while recording or dubbing
even if you turn off the TV.
• BRAVIA Sync display
You can control the recorder by pressing
the SYNC MENU button on the TV’s
remote.
Step 3: Inserting a
Conditional Access
Module (CAM) (RDRDC105/DC205/DC305/
DC505 only)
Insert a conditional access module (CAM)
provided by your service provider to receive
scrambled digital broadcasting. This
recorder is designed to work with modules
that support the DVB standard. Contact your
service provider to obtain the right kind of
CAM.
Insert the CAM into the CAM slot as far as
it will go.
b
• Depending on the connected component, the
“Control for HDMI” function may not work.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the component.
• You can use the BRAVIA Sync display feature
only when the connected TV has the SYNC
MENU button. For details on BRAVIA Sync,
refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the TV.
• To use the BRAVIA Sync features, set “Control
for HDMI” to “On” (default) in the “System 1”
setup (page 87).
To remove the CAM
Press Z located on the right side of the CAM
slot.
b
• The CAM slot accepts only Type I and Type II
PC cards. Do not insert other cards or
unacceptable objects into the CAM slot.
• Do not remove or insert the CAM while
receiving broadcasts. This will cause the picture
not to be displayed.
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Step 5: Preparing the
Remote
Connect the supplied mains lead to the AC
IN terminal of the recorder. Then plug the
recorder and TV mains leads into the mains.
After you connect the mains lead, you
must wait for a short while before
operating the recorder. You can operate
the recorder once the front panel display
lights up and the recorder enters standby
mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 25), be sure to connect the
mains lead after all connections are
complete.
You can control the recorder using the
supplied remote. Insert two R6 (size AA)
batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on
the batteries to the markings inside the
battery compartment. When using the
remote, point it at the remote sensor
on
the recorder.
Hookups and Settings
Step 4: Connecting the
Mains Lead
b
1
to AC IN
2
to mains
• If the supplied remote interferes with your other
Sony DVD recorder or player, change the
command mode number for this recorder
(page 88).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible
leakage and corrosion. Should leakage occur, do
not touch the liquid with bare hands. Observe the
following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an
extended period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid
inside the battery compartment, and insert new
batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
on
the front panel) to strong light, such as direct
sunlight or a lighting apparatus. The recorder
may not respond to the remote.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the
code number and Command Mode may be reset
to the default setting. Set the appropriate code
number and Command Mode again.
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Controlling TVs with the
remote
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control
your TV.
b
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not
be able to control your TV with some or all of the
buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code
number previously entered will be erased.
Number
buttons
TV [/1
TV/DVD
2
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Grundig
11
Hitachi
24
ITT
15, 16
JVC
33
LG/Goldstar
76
Loewe
45
Nokia
15, 16, 69, 73
Panasonic
17, 49
Philips
06, 07, 08, 72
Saba
12, 13, 74
Samsung
22, 23, 71
Sanyo
25
Sharp
29
Telefunken
36
Thomson
43, 75
Toshiba
38
The remote performs the following:
Operations
TV [/1
Turns your TV on or
off.
Hold down TV [/1 located at the
bottom of the remote.
TV 2 (volume)
+/–
Adjusts the volume
of your TV.
Do not press the [/1 button at the top of
the remote.
TV PROG +/–
With TV [/1 pressed down, enter the
TV’s manufacturer code using the
number buttons.
Selects the
programme position
on your TV.
TV t (input
select)
Switches your TV’s
input source.
For instance, to enter “09,” press “0”
then “9.” After you enter the last
number, release the TV [/1 button.
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If more than one code number is listed,
try entering them one at a time until you
find the one that works with your TV.
Buttons
TV 2 +/–
1
TV t
TV PROG
+/–
Code numbers of controllable TVs
To operate the TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
Step 6: Easy Setup
Make the basic adjustments by following the
on-screen instructions in “Easy Setup.”
Be careful not to disconnect the cables or
exit the “Easy Setup” function during this
procedure.
[/1
Hookups and Settings
The TV/DVD button switches between TV
mode and DVD mode. Press the TV/DVD
button when in stop mode or no menu
appears on the TV screen. Point your remote
at the recorder when using this button.
TV mode: switch to this when you use the
TV’s tuner mainly. When you start
playback, the input source for the TV is set
to the recorder automatically.
DVD mode: switch to this when you use the
recorder’s tuner mainly.
Changing programme
positions of the recorder using
the remote
You can change programme positions of the
recorder using the number buttons.
Example: for channel 50
Press “5,” “0,” then press
</M/m/,,
O RETURN
.
TV [/1
1
Turn on the recorder and your TV.
Then switch the input selector on your
TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on your TV screen.
2
Follow the on-screen instructions to
make each setting, and press
or
, to proceed.
Language (language)
Select a language for the on-screen
displays using M/m.
Country
Select your country/region using M/m.
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Progressive
When you connect a progressive format
TV to this recorder using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks,
select “Compatible.”
When using the HDMI connection
(page 17), the recorder skips the
“Progressive” setting.
EPG Type Select (models for the UK
only)
Select the EPG (Electronic Programme
Guide) type to use.
“GUIDE Plus+”: Select this to use the
Gemstar GUIDE Plus+ electronic
programme guide (page 36).
“Freeview+”: Select this to use the
digital electronic programme guide
(page 46).
Standby Mode (page 87)
Select the mode for when the recorder is
turned off.
• “Yes (Mode 2)”: Input signals are
output when the recorder is in standby
mode.
• “No (Mode 1)”: No input signals are
output when the recorder is in standby
mode.
Postal Code
Enter your postal code from the left
using </M/m/,, and press .
Auto Channel Setting (page 84)
1
2
3
Select a channel type to scan using
</,, and press m.
“All”: Scans both digital and
analogue channels.
“Digital”: Scans only digital
channels.
“Analog”: Scans only analogue
channels.
When you select “Analog,” go to
step 3.
Select a service type to scan, “All
Services” or “Free Services” using
</,, and press m.
Select “Start,” and press .
The recorder starts scanning the
programme positions.
TV Type (page 91)
• If you have a widescreen TV, select
“16:9.”
• If you have a standard TV, select “4:3
Letter Box” or “4:3 Pan Scan.” This
will determine how “widescreen”
images are displayed on your TV.
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Manual Clock Setting
The recorder sets the clock
automatically. When the signal cannot
be found, set the clock manually.
Set the day, month, year, hour, and
minutes using </M/m/,, and press
to start the clock.
3
Press
when “Finish” appears.
“Easy Setup” is completed.
To receive GUIDE Plus+ system
data your recorder must be turned off
when not in use. After initial setup, it
may take up to 24 hours to begin
receiving TV programme listings.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
z
If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, press
SYSTEM MENU and select “Easy Setup” in
“Initial Setup” (page 97).
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
Hookups and Settings
After disconnecting the recorder’s mains lead from the mains, connect a VCR or similar
recording device to the LINE IN jacks of this recorder.
To watch the connected VCR or a similar device’s picture through the recorder while the
recorder is in standby mode, set “Standby Mode” to “Mode 2” in the “System 1” setup
(page 87). If not, the picture will not appear.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack)
(page 78).
For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording from Connected Equipment” on page 45.
Connecting to the LINE 1/DECODER jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 1/DECODER jack of this recorder.
TV
VCR
SCART cable (not supplied)
to i LINE 1/DECODER
to SCART input
to T LINE 3 – TV
DVD recorder
b
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals through a VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and to your TV in the order shown below. To watch
video tapes, watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the input source to TV by pressing
the TV/DVD button on the remote.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected
VCR.
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Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN jacks of this recorder. If the
equipment has an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cable instead of an audio/video cable.
VCR, etc.
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
S-video cable
(not supplied)
R
Audio/video cable
(not supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
: Signal flow
DVD recorder
z
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect to only the L(MONO) and VIDEO
input jacks on the front of the recorder. Do not connect the R input jack.
b
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cable.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other
equipment’s output jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. This may cause noise (feedback).
• Do not connect more than one type of video cable between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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Connecting an External Decoder
Hookups and Settings
You can watch or record external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder)
programmes if you connect a decoder (not supplied) to the recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s
mains lead from the mains when connecting the decoder.
To watch the connected external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder)
programmes while the recorder is in standby mode, set “Standby Mode” to “Mode 2” in the
“System 1” setup (page 87). If not, the picture will not appear.
Note that when you set “LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]” to “Video [Decoder]” or “RGB [Decoder]”
in step 5 of “Setting external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder) programme
positions” (page 28), you will not be able to select “L1” because Line 1 will become a
dedicated line for the decoder.
Connecting a decoder
TV
External decoder (PAY-TV/
Canal Plus analogue decoder)
to AERIAL IN
Aerial cable
(supplied)
to T LINE 3 – TV
to AERIAL OUT
to SCART input
SCART cable
(not supplied)
SCART cable
(not supplied)
to i LINE 1/DECODER
DVD recorder
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Setting external decoder (PAYTV/Canal Plus analogue
decoder) programme positions
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus
analogue programmes, set your recorder to
receive the programme positions using the
on-screen display.
In order to set the programme positions
correctly, be sure to follow all of the steps
below.
1
and select an available TV system, B/
G, D/K, I, or L using </,.
To receive broadcasts in France, select
“L.”
12 Select “Decoder” using M/m, and
select “On” using </,.
13 Press the red button (“Save”).
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “Initial Setup” using M/m,
and press .
3
Select “Video In/Out” using M/m,
and press .
4
Select “LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]” using
M/m, and press .
5
Press M/m to select “Video
[Decoder]” or “RGB [Decoder],” and
press .
6
Press O RETURN to return to
“Initial Setup.”
7
Select “Channel” using M/m, and
press .
8
Select “Analog Manual Setting”
using M/m, and press .
9
Select the desired programme
position using M/m, and press the
red button (“Edit”).
10 Select “Channel” using M/m, and
select the external decoder
programme position using </,.
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11 Select “Sound System” using M/m,
b
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you
will not be able to view the signals from the
connected decoder.
• To watch the connected external decoder (PAYTV/Canal Plus analogue decoder) programmes
while the recorder is in standby mode, set
“Standby Mode” to “Mode 2” in the “System 1”
setup (page 87).
Media
Basic Operations
Using the System Menu
The System Menu provides entry to the
recorder’s functions.
Timer Recording
</M/m/,,
1
Basic Operations
SYSTEM
MENU
Displays the contents of the HDD, a disc, or
the connected USB device.
“Video (Title)”: Displays the Title List on
the HDD or a DVD (page 31).
“Video (DivX)”: Displays the DivX List on
the HDD, DATA DVD, or DATA CD
(page 59).
“Music”: Displays the Music List on the
HDD, CD, DATA DVD, or DATA CD
(page 61).
“Photo”: Displays the Photo List on the
HDD, DATA DVD, or DATA CD
(page 63).
“USB”: Displays the DivX List/Music List/
Photo List on the connected USB device
(page 65).
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
Displays a menu for timer recording.
“Programme Guide”: Allows you to set a
programme to be recorded based on the
information provided by the EPG
(Electronic Programme Guide) (page 38,
47).
“Timer List”: Allows you to set the date,
time, and programme position of the
programme manually (page 50).
HDD-Cam/DV
2
Select a menu icon using M/m, and
press .
3
Select an option using M/m, and
press .
If necessary, select a sub-option using
M/m, and press .
Displays the Dubbing List.
“HDD-Cam Dubbing”: Allows you to dub
the contents of a Sony HDD camcorder to
the hard disk drive of the recorder via the
USB jack on the front panel (page 75).
“DV Dubbing”: Allows you to dub the
contents of a DV camcorder to the hard disk
drive of the recorder via the DV IN jack on
the front panel (page 78).
Disc Setup (page 81)
Displays the Disc Setup menu for adjusting
HDD/DVD related settings.
Initial Setup (page 83)
Displays the Initial Setup menu for setting
up the recorder to suit your preferences.
To exit the System Menu
Press SYSTEM MENU.
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To pause recording
Recording a TV
Programme to the HDD
HDD
This section introduces the basic operation
to record a current TV programme to the
hard disk (HDD). For an explanation of how
to make timer recordings, see page 38 or
page 47.
b
The recording destination is HDD only.
[/1
PROG +/–
INPUT
Press X (pause).
To resume recording, press z REC.
To change the recording mode (for
analogue broadcasting only)
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode before recording starts.
Each time you press the button, the display
on the TV screen changes as follows:
For more details about the recording mode,
see page 109.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
If your TV is connected to the T LINE 3 –
TV jack, set your TV to the TV input using
the TV/DVD button and select the
programme you want to watch. If your TV is
connected to the LINE 2 OUT or
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the
TV to TV input using the TV t button
(page 22).
b
X
z REC
x REC
STOP
REC MODE
TV [/1
1
Turn on the recorder and your TV.
Then switch the input selector on your
TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on your TV screen.
2
Press PROG +/– to select the
programme position or input source
you want to record.
3
Press z REC.
The recording mode is automatically set
to DR mode, and recording starts.
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP.
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• After pressing the z REC button, it may take a
short while to start recording.
• It may take a short while for recorder to stop or
pause recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you
are recording may be erased.
• You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus
programme while recording another PAY-TV/
Canal Plus programme.
Using the Quick Timer function
You can set the recorder to record in 30minute increments.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
To play a recorded title, select the title from
the Title List.
b
(normal recording)
The recorder records TV programmes only to the
HDD. To keep and enjoy programmes as a single
DVD, record the programmes to the HDD, then
dub them to a DVD (page 71).
The time counter decreases minute by
minute to 0:00, then the recorder stops
recording.
HDD
Basic Operations
Each press advances the time in 30-minute
increments. The maximum duration is 8
hours.
Playing the Recorded
Programme (Title List)
DVD
To cancel the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly until the time
counter disappears. The recorder returns to
normal recording mode.
To stop recording, press x REC STOP.
Red button
Green button
MARKER
Blue button
Yellow button
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see
“Playing Discs and Recorded
Programmes” on page 54).
Playback starts automatically depending
on the disc.
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2
Press TITLE LIST.
G Icons/Title name/Recording Date:
• Options applicable only to the selected
media are displayed.
• Only the options that are available
during recording are displayed.
Example: HDD
A Media type: HDD or DVD
: Indicates a protected title.
“NEW”: Indicates that the title is newly
recorded (not played back).
: Indicates that the title is recorded
using the Update function.
Genre icons: Indicates the title’s genre
only when the title has genre
information.
You can check each genre icon name.
See “To search for programmes by
genre (Genre)” on page 49.
: Select a title, and press MARKER.
A check mark appears next to the
selected title. You can then edit all the
selected titles at once.
3
B Preview of the selected title:
Displays the selected title’s preview
with information (title name, recording
date and time, station name or
programme number, recording mode,
title size, and icons). For details on
icons, see “Icons/Title name/Recording
Date:” below.
C Colour buttons:
Press the same colour button on the
remote.
Red button (“Edit”): Allows you to
erase/dub titles, etc.
Green button (“Sort”): Sorts titles by
various options.
Yellow button (“Go To”): Switches the
Title List to show Playlists (page 69) or
“Visual Search.”
Blue button (“Media”): Switches the list
to the DivX List, Music List, or Photo
List.
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the titles do not fit
on the list. To view the hidden titles,
press M/m.
E Title number/Total number of titles
F Remaining capacity/Total capacity
(approx.)
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Select a title using M/m, and press
.
Playback starts from the selected title.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
Press ./> while the Title List is
displayed. Each time you press ./>,
the Title List changes to the previous/next
page of titles.
To change the title order
1
Press the green button (“Sort”) while the
Title List is displayed.
2
Select an item using M/m, and press
.
Order
Sorted
By Date
In order of when the titles
were recorded.
New*
In order of when unseen
titles were recorded.
By Genre*
In order of genre.
By Name
In alphabetical order.
By Length
In order of recording
length.
* HDD only
Visual Search
Select a title in the Title List, and press the
yellow button “Go To” to select “Visual
Search.”
Chapters in the selected title are displayed in
the “Visual Search” display. Select a chapter
using </M/m/,, and press
to play.
Watching TV
programmes
[/1
To turn off the Title List
INPUT
z
Each time you sort titles by the same sort method,
the titles are sorted in ascending/descending order.
b
Basic Operations
PROG +/–
Press TITLE LIST.
INFO
• The title names do not appear for DVDs created
on other DVD recorders.
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail
pictures to be displayed.
• Depending on the DVD, some functions are not
available.
DISPLAY
TV [/1
1
Turn on the recorder and your TV.
Then switch the input selector on your
TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on your TV screen.
2
Press PROG +/– to select the
programme position or input source
you want to watch.
To select a programme position using the
Channel List (for digital broadcasting
only)
1
While watching TV, press
The Channel List appears.
2
Select a programme position using M/m,
and press .
The selected programme is displayed.
.
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To display the programme information
(for digital broadcasting only)
While watching TV, press INFO.
The information display appears showing a
description of the current programme on
view.
To switch the display between descriptions
of the current and next programme, press
</,.
To view a Digital Text Service (for digital
broadcasting only (not available in some
areas))
Press
(text) or the button indicated on
screen by the broadcaster.
You can view the Teletext that comes
simultaneously with certain programmes.
To exit the Teletext service, press
or
follow the on-screen instructions.
Displaying the programme/
playback information
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
DATA DVD
DATA CD
You can check various information on the
current programme, title, chapter, track, file,
or disc.
Press DISPLAY.
The displays differ depending on the
situation.
Example: when playing a title on the HDD
A Programme Name/Title name
B Status information
Displays media type/status bar/elapsed
time
C Various information (depends on the
situation)
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D The currently selected function or
audio setting (appears only
temporarily)
Example: Dolby Digital 5.1ch
Audio description
(narration) of visual
information*
Front (L/R) + Centre
Rear (L/R)
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
* Only when audio descriptions are provided.
To select the audio description in the
language you want, press AUDIO
repeatedly.
“On” appears when the audio description is
output.
E Channel number
Using the Favourites List (for
digital broadcasting only)
The Favourite application gives you the
option to:
• Store your favourite channels in one of
four TV or four Radio lists.
• Add or delete channels to or from the
Favourites List.
• Quickly display a favourite channel.
To set the Favourites List
1
Press
(favourites) repeatedly to
select a Favourites List.
To switch the Favourites List to show
TV or radio list, press TV/RADIO.
2
Press the green button (“Add”).
All the TV or radio channels that are not
in the Favourites List are displayed.
3
Basic Operations
Select a channel you want to add to the
Favourites List using M/m, and press the
green button (“Add”).
The selected channel is added to the
Favourites List.
• To remove a channel from the
Favourites List, press the red button
(“Remove”) after step 1. Then select a
channel you want to remove from the
Favourites List using M/m, and press
the red button (“Remove”) again.
• To scroll the list display by page, press
./>.
• To go back to the Favourites List,
press O RETURN.
To watch or listen to a favourite channel
1
While watching TV, press
repeatedly to select a Favourites List.
To switch the Favourites List to show
TV or radio list, press TV/RADIO.
2
Select a channel using M/m, and press
.
• To scroll the Favourites List display
by page, press ./>.
• To exit the Favourites List, press
O RETURN.
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Press GUIDE.
Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE
Plus+”)
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home Screen”
appears.
Using the GUIDE Plus+
Display
The GUIDE Plus+® system is a free
interactive programme guide (for digital
broadcasting only). It displays up to 8 days
of programme listings, including
programme titles, promotions, and broadcast
information. GUIDE Plus+ works with full
functionality only if GUIDE Plus+ data is
available by a digital feed. Please check the
GUIDE Plus+ website to determine whether
or not GUIDE Plus+ (for digital
broadcasting) is already available in your
country.
Visit www.europe.guideplus.com for a list
of all European host channels.
These are just a few of the ways to use the
GUIDE Plus+ system.
– Search for programmes by listing them
according to category (such as Movies or
Sport) or by using the Keyword Search
function (page 39).
– Once you have found the programme you
are looking for, use the GUIDE Plus+
system to set the timer for recording
(page 38).
– You can set the system to display your
favourite programmes according to
conditions that you set, such as category
and keyword (page 37).
Green button
Blue button
Yellow button
GUIDE
INFO
</M/m/,,
(enter)
PAGE –
DAY –
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PAGE +
DAY +
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A Video Window: This shows the
programme you were watching when
you pressed GUIDE.
B Action Bar: When the same colour
button on the remote is pressed, the
Action Bar functions. The Action Bar
function differs according to the
screen.
C Information Box: Shows information
about the selected programme when
the “Home Screen” is displayed.
Contents will differ according to the
displayed screen.
D Menu Bar: Press the blue button
(“Home”), and press M to move the
cursor to the Menu Bar. Then select
one of the following features using
</,, and press
or m.
“Grid”: Shows the programmes for
the current time slot and next 8 days.
“Search”: Allows you to search for
titles by category or by keyword
(page 39). The displayed category
depends upon the programme data
received by this recorder. Movies,
Sport, and Children are examples of
possible categories.
“My TV”: Sets the profile for your
favourite programmes (page 37).
“Schedule”: Displays the list of timer
settings (page 42).
“Setup”: Allows you to change the
language, country/region, postal code,
or recording timing (page 43).
E “Home” position: When you press the
blue button (“Home”), the cursor
returns to the first page of the “Grid.”
F Tiles: Shows the programme titles.
Select a programme using </M/m/
,, and press
to watch the
programme.
Select “My TV” using </,.
“My TV”
4
Press the green button (“Profile”).
5
Select “Channels,” “Categories,” or
“Keywords,” and press the yellow
button (“Add”).
H Time Slot: Indicates the currently
selected time slot. Use </, to
select a different time slot.
Available buttons in the GUIDE Plus+
system “Home Screen”
Buttons
Operations
Blue button
(“Home”)
Returns to the “Home”
position on the “Grid.”
GUIDE
Closes the GUIDE Plus+
system.
PAGE +/–
Changes the programme list
by page.
DAY +/–
Changes the programme list
by day.
INFO
Shows information about the
selected programme.
“Channels”: Select the programme
position using </M/m/,, and press
. To add more programme positions,
press the yellow button (“Add”). You
can register up to 16 programme
positions.
“Categories”: Select the category using
</M/m/,, and press . To add more
categories, press the yellow button
(“Add”). You can register up to 4
categories.
“Keywords”: Enter a keyword. See “To
enter a new keyword” on page 39. To
add more keywords, press the yellow
button (“Add”). You can register up to
16 keywords.
To cancel the registration, select an
item, and press the red button
(“Delete”).
To change the GUIDE Plus+ settings
See “Changing the GUIDE Plus+ System
Settings (Setup)” on page 43.
Listing up your favourite
programme information (My
TV)
You can set a profile and list up only your
favourite programme information.
1
2
Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE Plus+”)
G Broadcast station Logo: Shows the
broadcast station logo.
3
6
Press
.
Press GUIDE.
Press M to move the cursor to the
Menu Bar.
To change the profile settings
Repeat from step 3 above.
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To select and watch a programme from
“My TV”
1
After step 3 above, press .
The programmes that match the profile
conditions are displayed.
2
Select a programme using </M/m/,,
and press .
One Button Recording
(GUIDE Plus+)
HDD
You can use the GUIDE Plus+ system to set
the timer to record a programme up to 8 days
in advance.
You can set the timer for a total of 32
programmes using the GUIDE Plus+ system
and the Timer List (page 50).
Before you start recording…
• Check that the HDD has enough available
space for the recording (page 82). You can
open up disc space by erasing titles
(page 67).
b
The recording destination is HDD only.
Red button
GUIDE
</M/m/,,
1
Press GUIDE.
itv1
2
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Select a programme using </M/m/
,.
3
To enter a new keyword
The set programme and Time Slot
change colour and the recorder is ready
to start recording.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn
off the recorder before the timer
recording starts.
1
After step 3 of “To search for a
programme,” select “My Choice” using
</,.
2
Press the yellow button (“Add”).
The display for entering characters
appears.
3
Select a character on the keyboard using
</M/m/,, and press .
To switch between upper-case, lowercase, or characters with accents, press
the yellow button (“Keyboard”)
repeatedly.
To cancel entering a new keyword, press
the red button (“Back”).
4
5
Repeat step 3 to enter the keyword.
6
Go to step 5 of “To search for a
programme” on page 39.
z
To cancel the timer recording, select the
programme set for timer recording, and press the
red button (“Cancel”).
To search for a programme
1
Press M to move the cursor to the Menu
Bar while the GUIDE Plus+ system
“Home Screen” is displayed.
2
Select “Search” using </,.
“Search”
3
4
5
6
Press m.
Select a category or “My Choice” using
</,.
When you select “My Choice,” you can
search for a programme by keyword. To
enter a new keyword, see page 39.
Select a sub-category or keyword using
M/m, and press .
Programmes that meet the conditions
are listed.
When searching by keyword,
programmes that contain the keyword in
the programme’s title and in the
programme’s Information Box are
listed.
Select a programme using M/m, and
press .
Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE Plus+”)
Press the red button (“Record”).
Press the green button (“Save”).
The entered keyword is registered.
To delete the keyword, select the
keyword you want to delete, and press
the red button (“Delete”).
To change the keyword, select the
keyword you want to change, and press
the green button (“Edit”).
z
When two or more keywords are set for “My
Choice,” you can select “All” for sub-category.
To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Schedule)” on page 42.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
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Recording Programmes
Using Series Recording
HDD
Series Recording is a feature that allows you
to search programmes in a series, using the
information from the GUIDE Plus+ system.
b
This function cannot be used when the GUIDE
Plus+ system does not include series information
with the programme data.
1
2
Press GUIDE.
Select a programme using </M/m/
,, and press INFO.
Detailed programme information is
displayed. You can check whether the
selected programme has series
information or not.
3
Press the yellow button (“More”).
Further information is available.
The “More” button in the on-screen
display may not be activated depending
on the programme.
4
Press the red button (“Record”).
To modify the timer setting, see page 42.
5
Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+
system.
The recorder is ready to start recording.
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To search for programmes related to the
timer settings
When you set timer recording for a
programme that has series information, you
can search for related programmes such as
listed below.
To use this function, press the yellow button
(“More”) in step 3 above.
• Repeat programmes: You can search for
repeat broadcasts of the programme which
is set for timer recording (Alternative
Times).
• Programmes in a series: You can search for
the next programme in the series of a
programme which is set for timer
recording (Upcoming Episodes).
• Recommended programmes: You can
search for recommended programmes
linked to the programme which is set for
timer recording (Recommendations).
• Split programmes: You can search for
other parts of the split programme which is
set for timer recording (Parts).
Setting the Timer
Manually (Schedule)
HDD
Confirm the input source and press
,, then select the programme
position using the number buttons or
M/m.
7
Press the green button (“Next”).
The display for entering characters
appears. You can change the title name,
if necessary.
8
The date, start and stop times,
programme position, etc. settings
appear.
Before you start recording…
• Check that the HDD has enough available
space for the recording (page 82). You can
open up disc space by erasing titles
(page 67).
b
The recording destination is HDD only.
1
9
Press the green button (“Frequency”)
repeatedly to set the recording
frequency.
10 Press , to display “Timing,” then
press the yellow button (“Timing”)
repeatedly to adjust the recording
start/end time.
Press TIMER.
The schedule list appears.
2
Press the green button (“Save”).
Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE Plus+”)
You can set the timer for a total of 32
programmes using the GUIDE Plus+ system
and the Timer List (page 50), up to 30 days
in advance.
6
When “Timing” is set to “<5/20>,” the
recording starts 5 minutes before the
scheduled recording start time, and ends
20 minutes after the scheduled recording
end time.
Press the green button (“Manual”).
11 Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+
system.
The recorder is ready to start recording.
• To modify the timer setting, see page
42.
3
To stop recording during timer recording
Set the blue-highlighted date using
the number buttons and </M/m/,.
Then press the green button
(“Next”).
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
b
The title name may be displayed differently in the
Title List from the one displayed when you set the
timer.
Date
4
Set the start time using the number
buttons and </M/m/,. Then press
the green button (“Next”).
5
Set the stop time using the number
buttons and </M/m/,. Then press
the green button (“Next”).
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Setting the timer manually
(Timer List)
You can also use the Timer List to set the
timer manually.
1
Press INPUT to switch between
digital or analogue broadcasting.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer
Settings (Schedule)
HDD
You can change or cancel timer settings
using the schedule list.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “Timer Recording” using M/
m, and press .
4
Select “Timer List” using M/m, and
press .
Checking/changing timer
settings
1
5
Press TIMER.
The schedule list appears.
The “Timer List” display appears.
Follow steps 3 to 5 of “Setting the
Timer Manually (Manual)” on page
50.
b
When a timer setting in the Timer List overlaps
another timer setting, check the timer setting on
the schedule list (page 42).
To check/change/cancel timer settings
(Timer List)
42
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “Timer Recording” using M/m,
and press .
3
Select “Timer List” using M/m, and
press .
The “Timer List” display appears.
4
Follow steps 2 to 4 of “Checking/
changing timer settings” on page 52 to
check/change a timer setting.
Follow steps 2 and 3 of “Cancelling
timer settings” on page 52 to cancel a
timer setting.
2
Select the timer setting you want to
change using m.
The selected timer setting is highlighted.
To change the setting, go to step 3.
If not changing the setting, go to step 6.
3
Press the green button (“Edit”).
4
In the left column, select an item
using the red button (“Back”) or the
green button (“Next”), and adjust
using the number buttons or </M/m/
,.
5
Press the corresponding colour
button repeatedly to change settings.
To set the recording pattern, press the
green button (“Frequency”).
Changing the GUIDE
Plus+ System Settings
(Setup)
Press , to display “Timing.”
Press the yellow button (“Timing”)
repeatedly to change the duration
time.
You can change or reset the GUIDE Plus+
system settings.
8
Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+
system.
1
2
Press GUIDE.
3
Select “Setup” using </,.
The new settings become effective.
Cancelling timer settings
Press M to move the cursor to the
Menu Bar.
The GUIDE Plus+ setup menu appears.
In step 2 of “Checking/changing timer
settings,” select the timer setting you
want to cancel using M/m, and press the
red button (“Delete”).
Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE Plus+”)
6
7
“Setup”
To close the schedule list
Press GUIDE.
When the timer settings overlap
• The programme that starts first has priority
and the entire programme is recorded.
• After finishing the previous recording, the
other recording starts with several tens-ofsecond’s delay (when the end-time of one
recording and the start-time of another are
the same).
• When the recordings start at the same time,
only one of them will be recorded. Cancel
the timer setting for the programme that
you are not going to record.
4
5
Press m.
Select an item using M/m, and press
.
“Personal Preferences”:
See “Language/Recording timing/
Overnight Download settings (Personal
Preferences)” on page 44.
“Start Installation Sequence”:
See “Resetting the GUIDE Plus+ system
settings (Start Installation Sequence)”
on page 44.
“Manual Data Download”:
Use this function to download the
GUIDE Plus+ data manually when the
GUIDE Plus+ data is not displayed.
“GUIDE Plus+ System Information”:
You can check the GUIDE Plus+ system
information.
To cancel the settings
Press the red button (“Back”).
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Language/Recording timing/
Overnight Download settings
(Personal Preferences)
You can select the language for the onscreen displays, set the recording timing to
prevent the programmes being cut off at the
start/end of the recording, or select whether
to download the GUIDE Plus+ data at night.
1
In step 5 of “Changing the GUIDE
Plus+ System Settings (Setup)” on
page 43, select “Personal
Preferences,” and press .
2
Select an item using M/m, and press
. Then set each item.
“Language”: Select a language for the
on-screen display using M/m, and press
.
“Recording Timing”: Set the additional
recording time before/after the
scheduled recording start/end time using
M/m, and press .
“Overnight Download”: Select whether
to download the GUIDE Plus+ data at
night using M/m, and press .
Resetting the GUIDE Plus+
system settings (Start
Installation Sequence)
To reset the GUIDE Plus+ system settings,
we recommend that you run “Easy Setup”
again in “Initial Setup” (page 97).You can
also reset country/region and postal code
using the following procedure.
www.europe.guideplus.com
1
In step 5 of “Changing the GUIDE
Plus+ System Settings (Setup)” on
page 43, select “Start Installation
Sequence,” and press .
The display asks for confirmation.
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2
Select “Yes” using M/m, and press
.
3
Select a country/region using M/m,
and press .
4
Enter your postal code using </M/
m/,, and press .
The recorder starts downloading the
GUIDE Plus+ data.
A message appears when the download
is finished.
5
Press
.
b
Recording from
Connected Equipment
HDD
1
Press INPUT to select an input source
(“L1” or “L2”) according to the
connection you made.
2
Select the desired audio signal when
recording a bilingual programme.
Set “External Audio” to “Bilingual” and
“Bilingual Recording” to “A/L” or “B/
R” in the “Audio In” setup (page 93).
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE Plus+”)
You can record from a connected VCR or
similar device. To connect a VCR or similar
device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar
Device” on page 25.
• When recording a video game image, the screen
may not be clear.
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never
copy guard signal cannot be recorded.
• When “Bilingual Rec. Mode (HDD)” is set to
“Off” in the “Audio In” setup (page 93), only the
audio signal selected in step 2 (“A/L” or “B/R”)
will be recorded. You will not be able to select
the other audio signal during playback.
• You cannot select “L1” in step 1 if “LINE 3 Out
[LINE 1 In]” is set to “Video [Decoder]” or
“RGB [Decoder]” in the “Video In/Out” setup
(page 91).
For details about the recording mode,
see page 109.
4
Insert the source tape into the
connected equipment and set to
playback pause.
5
Press z REC.
This recorder starts recording.
6
Press the pause (or play) button on
the connected equipment to cancel
the playback pause status.
The connected equipment starts
playback and the playback image is
recorded by this recorder.
To stop recording, press x REC STOP
on this recorder.
If you connect a DV camcorder with a DV
IN jack
See “Dubbing from DV Camcorder” on
page 78.
If you connect an HDD camcorder with a
USB jack
See “Dubbing from HDD Camcorder” on
page 75.
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Press GUIDE.
This display consists of an information box
and a 9-channel programme list covering a
30-minute period.
Recording to the HDD
(“Freeview+”)
Using the EPG
(Electronic Programme
Guide) Display
Example of EPG Display:
The Electronic Programme Guide is a guide
showing the television programme schedule
for a day or more at a time on your
television.
The EPG provides a quick and easy way to:
• View a complete list of all available
channels.
• View a channel list related to a chosen date
or genre.
• Set a programme to be recorded (page 47).
b
• Digital Services availability and content depend
on the broadcaster.
• Digital Services are not instantly available when
the recorder is first turned on.
A Current Genre/Favourites List/TV/
Radio mode
B Indicates the currently selected
channel number and station name.
C Indicates the currently selected
programme and allows you to move
around the list.
Press the green button (“Watch”) to
watch the selected programme.
D Station name
E Colour buttons
Red button
Green button
SYSTEM
MENU
TIMER
Blue button
Yellow button
GUIDE
INFO
</M/m/,,
F Indicates if a timer recording is
associated with the programme
(page 47).
G Time slot
H Indicates the current time and date.
O RETURN
PAGE –
DAY –
Press the same colour button on the
remote (“REC,” “Watch,” and
“Genre”).
PAGE +
DAY +
Available buttons in the programme list
TV/RADIO
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Buttons
Operations
</M/m/,
Selects the desired item.
PAGE +/–
Displays the previous/next
9 channels.
DAY +/–
Displays the previous/next
day’s programme list.
TV/RADIO
Switches between TV and
radio channels.
Buttons
Operations
Displays the Favourites
List.
INFO
TIMER
Activates the same colour
function on the screen.
HDD
The EPG function is a feature that simplifies
setting the timer. Just select the programme
you want to record in the EPG display. The
date, time, and channel of that programme
are set automatically.
You can set the timer for a total of 32
programmes, up to 8 days in advance.
Before you start recording…
Displays the selected
programme recording
information to be recorded.
• Check that the HDD has enough available
space for the recording (page 82). You can
open up disc space by erasing titles
(page 67).
Displays the Timer List to
change timer settings.
b
O RETURN
Closes the EPG display and
goes back to the previous
display.
GUIDE/
SYSTEM
MENU
Closes the EPG display.
Using the Digital Favourites
List
The recording destination is HDD only.
Red button
GUIDE
</M/m/,,
You can display the favourite channels set in
the Favourites List on the EPG display.
To set your favourite channels to the
Favourites List, see “Using the Favourites
List (for digital broadcasting only)” on page
34.
While displaying the EPG, press
repeatedly to select a Favourites List.
Recording to the HDD (“Freeview+”)
Colour buttons
(red, yellow,
green, blue)
Displays the detailed
information of the selected
programme.
: Indicates that the
programme has parental
control information
(page 96).
: Indicates that the
programme is pay-perview.
One Button Recording
Using the EPG
1
Press GUIDE.
2
Select a programme using </M/m/
,.
The selected Favourites List display
appears.
To switch the Favourites List to show TV or
radio list, press TV/RADIO.
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3
Press the red button (“REC”).
“ ” appears next to the programme
which is set for timer recording. Your
recorder will automatically begin
recording when the programme starts.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn
off the recorder before the timer
recording starts.
• To modify the timer setting, see page
52.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
z
• To cancel the timer recording, select the
programme set for timer recording, and press the
red button (“Cancel”).
• You can display the favourite channels set in the
Favourites List on the EPG display (page 47).
• This recorder automatically adjusts the start/end
recording time for the programme set for EPG
timer recording even if the start/end time of the
programme has changed.
Recording TV
Programme Using the
EPG
HDD
After selecting the programme you want to
record in the EPG display, you can check the
detailed settings for the timer.
You can set the timer for a total of 32
programmes, up to 8 days in advance.
Before you start recording…
• Check that the HDD has enough available
space for the recording (page 82). You can
open up disc space by erasing titles
(page 67).
b
The recording destination is HDD only.
1
2
Press GUIDE.
3
Press
Select a programme using </M/m/
,.
.
The recording information appears.
You can check the date, start and stop
times, programme position, etc.,
settings.
4
Press
.
“ ” appears next to the programme
which is set for timer recording. Your
recorder will automatically begin
recording when the programme starts.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn
off the recorder before the timer
recording starts.
• To modify the timer setting, see page
52.
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To search for programmes by genre
(Genre)
1
Press the yellow button (“Genre”) while
the programme list is displayed.
2
Select a genre using M/m, and press .
Programmes that belong to the selected
genre are displayed in the programme
list.
To stop recording during timer recording
z
• To cancel the timer recording, select the
programme set for timer recording, and press the
red button (“Cancel”).
• You can display the favourite channels set in the
Favourites List on the EPG display (page 47).
• This recorder automatically adjusts the start/end
recording time for the programme set for EPG
timer recording even if the start/end time of the
programme has changed.
HDD
Series Recording is a feature which allows
you to automatically record programmes in a
series, using the information from the EPG.
You can also search for programmes related
to the timer settings.
b
This function cannot be used when the broadcaster
does not include series information with the
programme data.
1
2
Press GUIDE.
Select a programme containing
series information using </M/m/
,.
Recording to the HDD (“Freeview+”)
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Recording Programmes
Using Series Recording
(Models for the UK Only)
The blue button (“Series Info.”) in the
on-screen display is activated when the
selected programme has series
information.
3
Press the blue button (“Series
Info.”).
The Series Information display appears.
“Recommended list”:
Press the yellow button (“Recommend”)
when the “Recommend” button in the
on-screen display is activated.
The event is recommended by
broadcaster as a link for current series.
Note that recommended programmes
will not be automatically set for
recording with Series Recording.
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4
Press the blue button (“Series
Rec.”).
The selected programme is set for
recording and appears in the Timer List.
The other programmes in the series will
be set for recording (appear in the Timer
List) as each previous recording is
completed.
: Indicates that the programme is set
to be recorded.
: Indicates that the programme is set
to be recorded using Series Recording.
• To modify the timer setting, see page
52.
About Split Programmes
Movies and other programmes that are split
into 2 or more parts are called Split
Programmes. If one part of a Split
Programme is set to be recorded, the other
parts will be recorded automatically.
Setting the Timer
Manually (Manual)
HDD
You can set the timer for a total of 32
programmes, up to 30 days in advance.
Set the date, time, and programme position
of the programme manually.
1
Press INPUT to switch between
digital or analogue broadcasting.
2
Press TIMER.
The “Timer List” display appears.
b
Only the earliest part of the Split Programme is
displayed on the Timer List.
About Alternate Programmes
When you try to set a timer recording for a
programme that has series information and if
the timer overlaps another timer setting, the
recorder asks whether to search an alternate
programme. Select “Yes” to set an alternate
timer recording in the “Alternate
Programme List.”
3
Select “Add New Timer,” and press
the red button (“Add”).
4
Select an item using </, and
adjust using M/m.
b
The message “Now searching...” appears on the
Timer List when updating series information. The
message disappears when no series information
can be received.
z
To cancel the timer recording, select the
programme set for timer recording, and press the
red button (“Cancel”).
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The adjustable items are listed below.
“Source”: Sets the programme position.
To switch between digital TV and radio
channels, press TV/RADIO.
To switch the input source, press INPUT
repeatedly.
“Date”: Sets the date (up to 30 days
later). Select a recording pattern by
pressing M repeatedly to set the timer
for the same daily or weekly
programmes.
“Start”: Sets the start time.
“End”: Sets the stop time.
“Mode”: Sets the recording mode (for
analogue broadcasting only) (page 109).
“Update”: Sets the recorder
automatically, replacing the previous
timer recording with the new one (only
when “Date” is set daily or weekly).
• If you make a mistake, select the item
and change the setting.
5
Press
.
The recorder automatically receives and
records stereo and bilingual programmes
based on the ZWEITON system or the
NICAM system.
When “Bilingual Rec. Mode (HDD)” is set
to “On” in the “Audio In” setup (page 93),
the HDD can record both main and sub
sounds. You can switch between main and
sub when playing the title.
When “Bilingual Rec. Mode (HDD)” is set
to “Off” in the “Audio In” setup (page 93),
the HDD can record only one sound track
(main or sub) at a time.
Before recording starts, set “Bilingual
Recording” to “A/L” (default) or “B/R” in
the “Audio In” setup (page 94).
About HDD Recording format, see page 93.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
To make the detailed settings
Press the corresponding colour button in
step 4 above.
• Red button (“Rename”): The display for
entering characters appears. To enter a
character, see “Labelling a title (Rename)”
on page 68.
z
You can display the detailed programme
information on the “Timer List” using the INFO
button.
Recording to the HDD (“Freeview+”)
The “Timer List” display appears.
The timer recording indicator lights up
on the front panel display and the
recorder is ready to start recording.
• To record a satellite programme, turn
on the satellite tuner and select the
satellite programme you want to
record. Leave the satellite tuner turned
on until the recorder finishes
recording.
• To modify the timer setting, see page
52.
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo-based programme is
received, “Stereo” appears.
When a bilingual ZWEITON-based
programme is received, “A,” “B,” or “A+B”
appears.
NICAM system
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to
set “NICAM Select” to “NICAM” (default)
in the “Audio In” setup. If the sound is not
clear when listening to NICAM broadcasts,
set “NICAM Select” to “Standard”
(page 93).
b
• Check that the clock is correctly set before
setting the timer recording. If not, the timer
recording cannot be made.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or
weekly programme, the timer recording cannot
be made if it overlaps with a programme that has
priority. “ ” will appear next to the overlapped
setting in the Timer List. Check the priority
order of the settings (page 52).
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot
be made while recording a programme that has
priority.
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Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)
Cancelling timer settings
1
The “Timer List” display appears.
When all of the timer settings are not
visible on the display, press M/m to view
the hidden timer settings.
HDD
You can check, change, or cancel the timer
settings using the Timer List.
Checking/changing timer
settings
When you change the EPG timer settings, the
update function turns off automatically.
Press TIMER.
The “Timer List” display appears.
When all of the timer settings are not
visible on the display, press M/m to view
the hidden timer settings.
2
Select the timer setting you want to
check/change, and press .
3
Select an item using </, and
modify using M/m.
When you do not modify the timer
setting, press O RETURN to go back
to the Timer List.
• (Models for the UK only) To change
the Series Recording setting, press the
blue button (“Series”) when the
“Series” button in the on-screen
display is activated. If you change the
date or start and stop times, the Series
Recording function will be cancelled.
4
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2
Select the timer setting you want to
cancel, and press the green button
(“Erase”).
3
Select “OK,” and press
.
To turn off the Timer List
b
1
Press TIMER.
Press
.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
When the timer settings overlap
• The programme that starts first has priority
and the entire programme is recorded.
• After finishing the previous recording, the
other recording starts with several tens-ofsecond’s delay (when the end-time of one
recording and the start-time of another are
the same).
• When the recordings start at the same time,
only one of them will be recorded. Cancel
the timer setting for the programme that
you are not going to record.
z
• You cannot modify the timer setting for the
current recording, but you can extend the
duration of the recording time on the “Timer
List” while recording (page 52).
• You can move to the previous/next page of the
Timer List using ./> while the list is
displayed.
Recording from
Connected Equipment
You can record from a connected VCR or
similar device. To connect a VCR or similar
device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar
Device” on page 25.
For details, see page 45.
Recording to the HDD (“Freeview+”)
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3
Playback
Wait until “LOADING” disappears
from the front panel display.
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO or
VIDEO CD, press N. Playback
starts.
Playing Discs and
Recorded Programmes
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
+R
4
Press TITLE LIST.
Example: HDD
VCD
Z (open/
close)
HDD
Press Z (open/close) to close the
disc tray.
DVD
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
TITLE LIST
INFO
</M/m/,,
5
Select a title using M/m, and press
or N.
Playback starts from the selected title.
/
.
>
N/X/x
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
1
Press HDD or DVD.
When you press HDD, go to step 4.
2
Press Z (open/close), and place a
disc on the disc tray.
You can lock the disc tray to prevent it being
opened by mistake.
When the recorder is turned off, hold down
x (stop) on the recorder until “LOCKED”
appears in the front panel display. The disc
tray is locked.
To unlock the disc tray, hold down x (stop)
on the recorder until “UNLOCKED”
appears in the front panel display.
b
When the Child Lock cannot be set, check that
“Front Panel Display” is set to “On” (default) in
the “System 2” setup (page 89).
Playing side facing down
To use the DVD’s Menu
When you play a DVD VIDEO, DVD+RW,
DVD+R, or a finalised DVD-RW (Video
mode) or DVD-R (Video mode), you can
display the disc’s menu by pressing TOP
MENU or MENU.
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To play VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs with
PBC (Playback Control) functions
1
Press TOP MENU to open the menu of
the VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD.
2
3
Select an item using the number buttons.
Follow the instructions in the menu.
Press N when “Press SELECT”
appears.
To play restricted DVDs (Parental Lock)
One-Touch Play (for HDMI connection
only)
Press N. With one touch of the N button,
the recorder and your TV automatically turn
on and the TV’s input is switched to the
recorder. Playback starts automatically.
b
• When using the HDMI connection, there may be
a delay, before the playback picture appears on
the TV screen, and the beginning portion of the
playback picture may not be displayed.
• To use the One-Touch Play function, set
“Control for HDMI” to “On” (default) in the
“System 1” setup (page 87).
Playback
If you play a restricted DVD, the display for
entering your password appears on your TV
screen.
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons.
The recorder starts playback.
To register or change the password, see
“Limitation Settings (Parental Lock)” on
page 96.
Various video playback options
Buttons
Operations
AUDIO
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed
repeatedly.
For DVD VIDEOs or digital TV programmes recorded on the HDD, selects
the language.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) or analogue TV programmes recorded
on the HDD, selects the main or sub sound.
For digital TV programmes recorded with audio descriptions, selects the
audio description in the language you want. “On” appears when the audio
description is output.
SUBTITLE
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
When a four-digit language code is displayed, see “Language Code List” on
page 111.
/
(instant
replay/instant
advance)
Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
./>
(previous/next)
Goes to the beginning of the previous/current/next title/chapter/track.
m/M
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc.
Search speed changes as follows:
Fast forward
M×1.5*1 t M 1 t M 2 t M 3*2 t M 4*2
Fast reverse
m 1 t m 2 t m 3*2 t m 4*2
When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast reverse continues at
the selected speed until you release the button.
*1
When you press M once during playback, you can play quickly with sound
(Scan Audio) (not available for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs).
*2 Not available for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs.
To resume normal playback, press N.
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Buttons
Operations
c
/
C*
Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one second in pause
(slow, freeze frame) mode.
Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode.
To resume normal playback, press N.
* For VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs, playback direction only.
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback, press N.
To resume playback from the point where
you stopped (Resume Play)
When you press N again after you stop
playback, the recorder resumes playback
from the point where you pressed x.
To start from the beginning, press the red
button (“Edit”) in the Title List to select
“Resume Off,” and press . Then, press
N to start playback from the beginning of
the title/track/chapter.
b
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
from memory when:
– you open the disc tray (except HDD).
– you turn off the recorder.
– you play another title (except HDD).
– you play a title other than that currently recorded
during recording.
Pausing a TV broadcast (TV
Pause/Pause Live TV)
You can pause a current TV broadcast that is
tuned by the recorder and continue watching
the programme at a later time. This is useful
when you receive an unexpected phone call
or visitor while watching TV.
1
While viewing a TV broadcast tuned
by the recorder, press X.
The picture pauses.
2
Press N to resume watching the
programme.
It may take a short while to start
playback.
z
You can record the programme for up to 3 hours.
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b
• Paused titles are not saved to the HDD.
• This function is cancelled when:
– x (stop) is pressed.
– PROG +/– is pressed.
– DVD is pressed.
– SYSTEM MENU is pressed.
– TITLE LIST is pressed.
– INPUT is pressed.
– the recorder is turned off.
– a timer recording is started.
– Z (open/close) is pressed.
Playing from the beginning of
the programme you are
recording (Chase Play)
HDD
Chase Play allows you to view the recorded
part of a programme on the HDD while the
recording is being made. You do not need to
wait until the recording finishes.
Press N while recording.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
programme you are recording.
When you fast forward to the point that you
are recording, Chase Play returns to normal
playback.
3
Playing a previous recording
while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
Select the number of the title,
chapter, time code, etc., you want
using the number buttons or </,.
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes,
and 20 seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, select another
number.
+R
VCD
“Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to
play a disc or a previously recorded
programme on the HDD while recording
programmes. Playback continues even if a
timer recording starts.
4
1
To close the “Play Mode” menu
The Title List appears.
• To play a disc, press DVD and insert
the disc beforehand.
Press INFO, O RETURN, or SYSTEM
MENU.
Select a title to play, and press
You can have the recorder store specific
portions of the title in memory and play
immediately whenever you want. Up to 99
markings can be set.
.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Searching for a time/title/
chapter/track, etc.
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
+R
VCD
You can search a disc by title, chapter, or
track. As titles and tracks are assigned
individual numbers, select them by entering
the appropriate number. You can also search
for a scene using the time code.
1
2
.
Playback starts from the selected
number.
To make a favourite scene (HDD only)
1
Press MARKER during playback.
The marker menu appears at the bottom
of the screen.
2
Select a scene you want to mark using
N, X, or m/M.
3
Press the red button (“Add”) at the scene
you want to mark.
The marker is added.
To search for the marked scene, press
</, or ./>.
To delete a marker, select the marker
using </, or ./>, and press
the green button (“Delete”).
To exit the marker menu, press
MARKER again.
Press INFO during playback.
Select a search method, using M/m.
“Title Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
“Chap.Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
“Track Search” (for VIDEO CDs*)
“Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs/
VIDEO CDs*): Searches for a starting
point by entering the time code.
* When playing with PBC functions, cancel
the functions by pressing TITLE LIST
before step 1.
Playback
2
Press TITLE LIST during recording.
Press
Playing repeatedly (Repeat)
You can repeatedly play all the tracks or a
single title/chapter/track on the HDD or a
disc.
1
2
Press INFO during normal playback.
Select “Repeat” using M/m.
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3
Select an item to be repeated using
</,.
“Title” (for HDD/DVDs): repeats the
current title.
“Chapter” (for HDD/DVDs): repeats the
current chapter.
“Track” (for VIDEO CDs): repeats the
current track.
“Disc” (for VIDEO CDs): repeats the
entire disc.
4
Press
.
Playing DivX/Music/
Photo Files
Copying DivX/music/photo
files to the HDD
1
Repeat play starts.
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the USB device before
connecting.
To play a specific portion repeatedly
(Repeat A-B)
1
2
Select “A-B” in step 3.
3
Press
again to set the starting point
(point A).
4
Press
again to set the ending point
(point B).
Repeat-A-B play starts.
DVD recorder
Press .
The “Repeat A-B” display appears.
to USB jack
USB device
b
• Some USB devices may not work with this
recorder.
• The recorder can recognise Mass Storage
Class (MSC) devices that are FATcompatible.
To cancel Repeat play
Press CLEAR, or set “Repeat” to “Off” in
the “Play Mode” menu.
To close the “Play Mode” menu
Press INFO, O RETURN, or SYSTEM
MENU.
z
To play VIDEO CDs repeatedly, cancel the PBC
functions by pressing TITLE LIST before step 1.
b
2
3
To change the angles
1
Press INFO during playback to select
“Angle.”
2
Change the angles using </,, and
press .
b
You can change the angles only when multi-angles
are recorded on the DVD.
Press HDD.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
4
5
6
• Set the start and stop points for “Repeat A-B”
within the same title.
• Sections shorter than 7 seconds cannot be set for
“Repeat A-B.”
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Connect the USB device to the USB
jack on the recorder.
Select “Media,” and press
Select “USB,” and press
.
.
Select a file type (“Video (DivX),”
“Photo,” or “Music”), and press .
Select a USB partition, if necessary.
The DivX List, Photo List, or Music List
appears.
7
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Copy,” and press .
The Copy List appears.
When copying photo files from a USB
device, the display asks whether to
categorise the data by date. Select “Yes”
or “No.”
8
Select a folder or file/track to copy,
and press MARKER.
A check mark appears by the selected
item.
• To clear the check mark, press
MARKER again.
• To select/unselect all items, press the
yellow button (“Selection”)
repeatedly.
• To change the item order, press the
green button (“Sort”) to select
“Name,” “Size,” or “Date” (for photo
files only), and press .
9
When you do not select a destination
folder, skip steps 10 and 11.
10 Press ,.
11 Select a copy destination (a folder)
using M/m, and press
.
• Music files from a CD are converted to MP3
format. Names for music files are automatically
labelled as “TRACK01,” “TRACK02,” etc.
• While copying files, other operations including
timer recordings are unavailable. If the timer is
set during copying, the recorder starts the timer
recording after copying is finished.
• Some discs cannot be copied to the HDD.
• If the HDD becomes full during copying, a
warning message appears. To erase unnecessary
items on the DivX/Photo/Music List, select the
item, and press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Erase,” then press
.
• Copying music files from a CD will take more
time than the actual playing time because the
files are converted to MP3 format. For example,
copying a 60-minute music CD will take
approximately 70 minutes.
Playback
Repeat step 8 to select all the folders
or files/tracks you want to copy.
Notes on copying files
Playing DivX video files
HDD DATA DVD DATA CD
To create a new folder, press the green
button (“New Folder”).
To change the folder name, press the
yellow button (“Rename”) (page 68).
To play from the USB device, see page 65.
HDD
12 Press the red button (“Start Copy”).
DVD
The items are copied to the HDD.
To copy DivX/music/photo files to the
HDD (DISC t HDD)
1
2
Press DVD, and insert a disc.
3
4
Select “Media,” and press
Red button
Green button
SYSTEM
MENU
MARKER
Blue button
Yellow button
</M/m/,,
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The system menu appears.
.
Follow steps 6 to 12 of “Copying DivX/
music/photo files to the HDD” on page
58.
N
1
Press HDD or DVD.
When you select DVD, insert a disc (see
“Playing Discs and Recorded
Programmes” on page 54).
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “Media,” and press
.
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4
Select “Video (DivX),” and press
.
The DivX List appears.
Options applicable only to the selected
media are displayed.
Example: HDD
5
Select a file using M/m, and press
or N.
Playback starts.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
See “To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)” on page 32.
Various playback options
A Media type: HDD, DVD, CD, or
USB
Buttons
Operations
AUDIO*
Selects one of the audio
tracks recorded on the
disc when pressed
repeatedly.
SUBTITLE*
Selects a subtitle
language when pressed
repeatedly. When a DivX
file contains subtitles, you
cannot select subtitles in
other files.
/
*
(instant replay/
instant advance)
Replays the scene/briefly
fast forwards the scene.
./>*
(previous/next)
Goes to the beginning of
the previous/current/next
file.
m/M
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
Fast reverses/fast
forwards the disc when
pressed during playback.
Search speed changes as
follows:
B Current folder/file name and file
size
C Colour buttons:
Press the same colour button on the
remote.
Red button (“Edit”): Allows you to
erase/copy folders/files, etc.
Green button (“Sort”): Sorts
folders/files by name or size.
Yellow button (“Subtitle”): Allows
you to select subtitle font. For
example, select “Cyrillic (CP1251)”
for Eastern European language
when the text is garbled.
Blue button (“Media”): Switches
the list to the Title List, Music List,
or Photo List.
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the folders/files
do not fit on the list. To view the
hidden items, press M/m.
E File number/Total number of files
F Folder name/File name/File size:
Select a folder/file and press
MARKER. A check mark appears
next to the selected folder/file. You
can then edit all the selected folders/
files at once.
To display a file list, select a folder,
and press .
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Fast forward
M1tM2
Fast reverse
m1tm2
When you press and hold
the button, fast forward/
fast reverse continues at
the selected speed until
you release the button.
To resume normal
playback, press N.
Buttons
Operations
C*
(slow, freeze
frame)
Plays in slow motion
when pressed for more
than one second in pause
mode.
Plays one frame at a time
when pressed briefly in
pause mode.
To resume normal
playback, press N.
X (pause)
To display playback information
See “Displaying the programme/playback
information” on page 34.
Playing music CDs and MP3
HDD
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
To play from the USB device, see page 65.
Pauses playback.
To resume normal
playback, press N.
DVD
HDD
* DivX files only
1
2
3
4
Press INFO during playback.
Select a search method using M/m.
“File Search”
“Time Search”: Searches for a starting
point by entering the time code.
Select the number of the file or time
code you want using the number buttons
or </,.
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes,
and 20 seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, select another
number.
Press .
Playback starts from the selected
number.
Red button
Green button
SYSTEM
MENU
MARKER
</M/m/,,
N
DISPLAY
1
2
1
2
3
Press INFO during playback.
3
4
4
Press .
Repeat play starts.
To cancel repeat play, select “Off” in
step 3 or press CLEAR.
Select an item to be repeated using </
,.
“Folder”: repeats the current folder.
“Title”: repeats the current file.
Press HDD or DVD.
When you select DVD, insert a disc (see
“Playing Discs and Recorded
Programmes” on page 54).
To play a folder/file repeatedly (DivX files
only)
Select “Repeat” using M/m.
Blue button
Yellow button
Playback
To search for a file/time (DivX files only)
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
Select “Media,” and press
.
Select “Music,” and press
.
The Music List appears.
Options applicable only to the selected
media are displayed.
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Example: HDD
5
Select a track/file, and press
N.
or
Playback starts.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
A Media type: HDD, DVD, CD, or
USB
See “To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)” on page 32.
Various playback options
B Current folder/track/file name and
playback information
See “Various playback options” on page 60.
C Colour buttons:
Select an MP3 file on the Music List, and
press DISPLAY.
Press DISPLAY again to exit.
Press the same colour button on the
remote.
Red button (“Edit”): Allows you to
erase/copy folders/tracks/files,
switch to the Playlist (page 62), etc.
Green button (“Sort”): Sorts files by
name or size.
Yellow button (“Play Mode”):
Allows you to set play mode
(Repeat Play or Shuffle Play).
Blue button (“Media”): Switches
the list to the Title List, DivX List,
or Photo List.
To display ID3 tag information
To create a Playlist
You can create Playlists on the HDD.
1
Press the red button (“Edit”) in the
Music List to select “New Playlist,” and
press .
The “New Playlist” display appears.
2
Select a file in the Music List (left) to
add to the Playlist, and press .
To remove a file from the Playlist, press
, to select the file in the Playlist
(right), and press .
To move the cursor back to the Music
List (left), press <.
3
Repeat step 2 to select all of the files you
want to add to the Playlist.
4
Press the red button (“Save”).
The Playlist is saved and the display
switches to the Playlist.
To go back to the Music List, press the
blue button (“Music List”).
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the folders/
tracks/files do not fit on the list. To
view the hidden folders/tracks/files,
press M/m.
E Track/file number/Total number
of tracks/files
F Folder name/Track/file name/
Playing time or file size:
“9”: Indicates the currently playing
track/file.
“ ”: Select a folder/track/file, and
press MARKER. A check mark
appears next to the selected folder/
track/file. You can then edit all the
selected folders/tracks/files at once.
To display a track/file list, select a
folder using M/m, and press .
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Notes on playing discs with a DTS sound
track
DTS audio signals are output only through the
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack or HDMI OUT
jack.
When you play a disc with DTS sound tracks, set
“DTS” to “On” in the “Audio Out” setup
(page 95).
Example: HDD
Playing photo files
HDD DATA DVD DATA CD
To view photo files from the USB device,
see page 65.
If you have a Sony TV compatible with
“PhotoTV HD,” you can enjoy best quality
images.
HDD
DVD
A Media type: HDD, DVD, CD, or
USB
Red button
Green button
SYSTEM
MENU
MARKER
Blue button
Yellow button
</M/m/,,
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
4
D Photo folders/files
“ ”: Select a folder/file, and press
MARKER. A check mark appears
by the selected folder/file. You can
then edit all the selected folders/
files at once.
To display a photo file list, select a
folder, and press .
E Colour buttons:
Press HDD or DVD.
When you select DVD, insert a disc (see
“Playing Discs and Recorded
Programmes” on page 54).
2
C Date of photo folder/file
Playback
B Photo folder/file name
Select “Media,” and press
.
Select “Photo,” and press
.
The Photo List appears.
Options applicable only to the selected
media are displayed.
Press the same colour button on the
remote.
Red button (“Edit”): Allows you to
erase/copy folders/files, etc.
Green button (“Sort”): Sorts files by
name, date, or size.
Yellow button (“Slideshow”):
Allows you to start a slideshow.
You can also play the slideshow
with the sound (page 64).
Blue button (“Media”): Switches
the list to the Title List, Music List,
or DivX List.
F Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the folders/files
do not fit on the list. To view the
hidden items, press M/m.
G Photo file number/Total number
of photo files
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5
Select a photo file, and press
.
The photo file is displayed in full view.
• To view the previous/next image,
press ./>.
• To rotate the image, press the green
button (“Rotate”).
• To start a slideshow from the current
image, press N.
• To go back to the Photo List, press
O RETURN.
z
When you select photo files using the MARKER
button, only the selected photo files are played in
full view or slideshow.
3
To play a slideshow with the sound (HDD
only)
You can enjoy a slideshow while listening to
the sound stored in the HDD. First prepare
Music Playlists by adding audio tracks (see
“To create a Playlist” on page 62).
1
After step 4 of “Playing photo files” on
page 63, press the yellow button
(“Slideshow”) while a file is highlighted
and select “Effect Setting,” then press
.
The “Effect Setting” display appears.
2
3
Select “BGM” or “Speed.”
b
• Thumbnail images of some photo files may not
be displayed.
• For DVD camcorder video files containing
JPEG image files and movies, the recorder can
play only the movie sections.
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
See “To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)” on page 32.
To zoom an image
1
2
Press ZOOM in full view.
Press ZOOM or
repeatedly to change
the magnification.
Each time you press ZOOM or , the
magnification changes as shown below.
2× t 4× t normal magnification
About “PhotoTV HD”
“PhotoTV HD” allows for a highly-detailed
pictures, and photo-like expression of subtle
textures and colours. By connecting Sony
“PhotoTV HD” compatible devices using an
HDMI cable, whole new world of photos can
be enjoyed in breathtaking Full HD quality.
For instance, the delicate texture of the
human skin, flowers, sand and waves can
now be displayed on a large screen in
beautiful photo-like quality.
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Set the screen resolution of the TV to
1080p or 1080i.
When your TV is compatible with
[VIDEO-A] mode, set the TV’s video/
photo setting to [VIDEO-A] mode.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the TV.
4
Select the desired Music Playlist or
speed using </M/m/,.
When there is no Music Playlist on the
HDD, a Music Playlist cannot be
selected. Select “Repeat All” to play all
the files.
Select “Start,” and press .
The slideshow starts with the sound.
To stop the slideshow, press
O RETURN or x (stop).
b
• If there is no music file in the selected Music
Playlist, the slideshow is played back with no
sound.
• The “Effect Setting” setting will also be applied
next time you play a slideshow. To play a
slideshow without the sound, set “BGM” to
“Off.”
To display the photo information
1
Press DISPLAY in full view or
slideshow.
Photo file name and number are
displayed.
The colour buttons are also displayed.
1
Connect the recorder to the TV using an
HDMI cable (not supplied).
2
2
Set “HDMI Resolution” to “Auto
(1080p)” or “1080i” in the “Video In/
Out” setup (page 92).
Press the corresponding colour button to
rotate the photo, adjust the speed of the
slideshow, etc.
3
Press DISPLAY again to turn off the
information display.
Playing from the USB device
7
A check mark appears by the selected
item.
• To clear the check mark, press
MARKER again.
• To select/unselect all items, press the
yellow button (“Selection”)
repeatedly.
• To change the item order, press the
green button (“Sort”) to select
“Name,” “Size,” or “Date” (for photo
files only), and press .
You can play DivX/music/photo files in the
connected USB device.
1
Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Copying DivX/
music/photo files to the HDD” on
page 58.
2
Select a file, and press
.
8
Repeat step 7 to select all the folders
or files you want to copy.
9
Press the red button (“Start Copy”).
The items are copied to the disc.
• To play the disc on other DVD
equipment, finalise the disc. For
details, see steps 2 to 7 of “Playing the
Disc on Other DVD Equipment
(Finalise)” on page 74.
b
Do not remove the USB device during operation.
Stop playback and turn off the list menu
beforehand.
Copying DivX/music/photo
files to a disc
You can copy the edited DivX/music/photo
files to a disc.
1
Insert a DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video
mode).
2
3
Press HDD.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
4
5
Select “Media,” and press
Playback
• For details on playing DivX video
files, see page 59.
• For details on playing music files, see
page 61.
• For details on playing photo files, see
page 63.
Select a folder or file to copy, and
press MARKER.
z
To format DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, see page 81.
b
• You cannot copy files on the HDD to USB
devices.
• You cannot copy files to a recordable DVD that
has been recorded using other recorders/devices.
• DATA DVDs finalised on this recorder may not
be able to play on other equipment.
• You cannot copy a slideshow to a disc.
• When copying more than 2 folder layers, only up
to 2 folder layers can be copied on to the disc.
.
Select a file type (“Video (DivX),”
“Photo,” or “Music”), and press .
The DivX List, Photo List, or Music List
appears.
6
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Copy,” and press .
The Copy List appears.
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Erasing and Editing
Before Editing
You can edit titles on the HDD.
b
• Titles on DVDs cannot be edited. For DVDRWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode), titles can be erased.
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove
the disc or a timer recording starts while editing.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase or edit
unnecessary titles.
• The remaining disc space displayed on the
screen may differ from the actual remaining disc
space.
• You cannot erase or edit titles during recording.
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Erasing and Editing a
Title
This section explains the basic edit
functions. Note that editing is irreversible.
To edit titles without changing the original
recordings, create a Playlist title (page 69).
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Select a title, and press the red
button (“Edit”).
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select an option, and press
.
You can make the following edits to the
title.
“Erase”: Erases the selected titles
(page 67).
“Dubbing”: Displays the Dubbing List
(page 71).
“Rename”: Allows you to change the
title name (page 68).
“Protection”: Protects the selected titles.
“ ” appears next to the protected titles.
“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
(page 67).
“Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
(page 68).
“New Playlist”: Creates a playlist
(page 69).
“Select All”: Selects all titles.
“Unselect All”: Clears all check marks.
3
Erasing a title (Erase)
HDD
1
2
-RWVR
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“A-B Erase,” and press .
The “A-B Erase” display appears.
-RVR
Press TITLE LIST.
Select the title you want to erase
using M/m.
To erase the selected title only, go to
step 5.
3
Press MARKER.
A check mark appears next to the
selected title.
• To clear the check mark, press
MARKER again.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to select all of
the titles you want to erase.
5
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Erase,” and press .
Select “Yes,” and press
6
Select point B, and press
(“End”).
The end point (point B) is set.
• To reset either point A or B, select
“Start” or “End” using </,, and
repeat from step 5 or 6.
.
The selected titles are erased.
Select point A using m/M, etc.,
and press
(“Start”).
The start point (point A) is set.
The display asks for confirmation.
6
Press N to start playback.
7
Select “Erase,” and press
Erasing and Editing
4
4
5
.
The display asks for confirmation.
b
Titles on DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs or DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs (Video mode) cannot be erased.
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
HDD
You can select a section (scene) in a title and
erase it. Note that erasing scenes in a title
cannot be undone.
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
8
Select “Yes,” and press
.
The scene is erased.
9
Select “Finish,” and press
to exit.
To cancel “A-B Erase”
Press O RETURN. The Title List appears.
b
• Images or sound may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where you erase a section
of a title.
• Sections shorter than about 3 seconds may not be
erased.
Select the title you want to partially
erase using M/m.
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3
Dividing a title (Divide)
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Rename,” and press .
You can enter up to 31 characters.
HDD
Input row: the current name
If you want to dub a long title to a disc but do
not want to reduce the picture quality, divide
the title into two shorter titles. Note that
dividing a title cannot be undone.
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
3
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Divide,” and press .
Select the title you want to divide into
two titles using M/m.
4
The “Divide” display appears.
Move the cursor to the point where
you want to insert the character using
</M/m/,.
• To erase all of the characters, press the
yellow button (“Clear All”).
5
4
5
The selected character appears at the
input row.
• To insert a space, select the empty key
and press .
• To switch between alphabets and
symbols, press the green button
(“ABCabc”/“Symbols”).
• To erase a character, move the cursor
to the right of the character at the input
row, and press the red button (“Back
Space”).
• To insert a character, move the cursor
to the right of the point where you
want to insert the character. Then
select the character, and press .
Press N to start playback.
Select the dividing point using m/
M, etc., and press
(“Select”).
The dividing point is set.
• To reset the dividing point, select
“Select” using <, and repeat this
step.
6
Select “Divide,” and press
.
The display asks for confirmation.
7
Select “Yes,” and press
.
The title is divided into two.
Press </M/m/, to select the
character you want to enter, and
press .
6
Press the blue button (“Save”).
To cancel the setting, press
O RETURN.
To cancel “Divide”
Press O RETURN. The Title List appears.
b
Labelling a title (Rename)
HDD
1
2
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Press TITLE LIST.
Select the title you want to rename
using M/m.
Only the characters displayed on the on-screen
keyboard can be input with this recorder.
Creating and Editing a
Playlist
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit
without changing the actual recordings. You
can create up to 99 Playlist titles.
b
Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the
“Copy-Once” copy protection signal cannot be
dubbed or moved (page 110).
8
To cancel “New Playlist”
Press O RETURN. The Title List appears.
To play a Playlist title
You can play a Playlist title on the HDD or a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode).
1
Press the yellow button (“Go To”) while
the Title List is displayed.
2
Select “Playlist” using M/m, and press
.
To go back to the Title List, press the
yellow button (“Title List”) again.
3
Select a Playlist title using M/m, and
press .
Playback starts from the selected title.
3
Press TITLE LIST.
Select the title you want to include in
the Playlist title.
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“New Playlist,” and press .
The “New Playlist” display appears.
z
You can search for a Playlist title using the INFO
button during playback (“Playlist Search”).
Erasing and Editing
1
2
.
A Playlist title is added to the Playlist.
Creating a Playlist title
HDD
Select “Finish,” and press
To change the Playlist title order
1
Press the green button (“Sort”) while the
Playlist is displayed.
2
Select “By Date” or “By Name” using
M/m, and press .
b
You cannot make a Playlist title that contains
scenes from both the titles in DR mode and the
titles in other recording modes.
4
5
Press N to start playback.
Select the start point using m/M,
etc., and press
(“Start”).
The start point is set.
6
Select the end point, and press
(“End”).
The end point is set.
• To reset either start or end point, select
“Start” or “End” using </,, and
repeat from step 5 or 6.
7
Select “Add,” and press
Erasing a Playlist title
HDD
1
Press TITLE LIST, and switch to the
Playlist.
For details on switching to the Playlist,
see “To play a Playlist title” on page 69.
2
Follow steps 2 to 6 of “Erasing a title
(Erase)” on page 67.
.
A scene for a Playlist title is created.
• To add more scenes, repeat steps 5 to
7.
• To add more scenes from another title,
switch titles using ./>.
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Editing a Playlist title
HDD
1
Press TITLE LIST, and switch to the
Playlist.
For details on switching to the Playlist,
see “To play a Playlist title” on page 69.
2
Select the Playlist title you want to
edit using M/m.
3
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Edit Playlist,” and press .
The Edit Playlist menu appears.
4
Select a scene you want to edit, using
</M/m/,.
To preview a scene, press
5
.
Press the corresponding colour
button.
• Green button (“Move”): Changes the
scene order. Select a new location for
the scene using </M/m/,, and press
.
• Yellow button (“Add”): Adds a scene.
Select the location into which you
want to insert the scene using </M/
m/,, then follow steps 5 to 7 of
“Creating a Playlist title” on page 69.
• Blue button (“Erase”): Erases the
scene.
To cancel “Edit Playlist”
Press O RETURN. The Playlist appears.
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Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Before Dubbing
In this section, “dubbing” refers to “copying
a recorded title on the internal hard disk
drive (HDD) to another disc, or vice versa.”
Before you start, read the following
precautions, which are common to all
dubbing methods.
Dubbing from the HDD to
a DVD (HDD t DVD)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
1
b
• Titles containing copy protection signals are
moved. For details on “Move” function, see
“Dubbing restriction” on page 110.
• No other operations are available during
dubbing.
• Timer recordings do not start while dubbing.
Before you start dubbing, check the Timer List
for any timer recordings that are due to start
during a dubbing.
• Depending on the DVD, the aspect ratio may
change when the title is dubbed.
Insert the DVD that you are going to
dub to.
See “Playing Discs and Recorded
Programmes” on page 54.
2
3
4
Press HDD.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Dubbing,” and press .
The Dubbing List appears.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
z
When you dub a Playlist title, it is recorded as an
Original title.
+R
You can select the titles you want to dub at
1× speed using Dubbing List.
Before you start…
• After you dub a title on the HDD to a
DVD, the title cannot be edited on the
DVD. Edit the title on the HDD
beforehand.
• When you dub a Playlist title containing
scenes in various recording modes and
select “Original” for the dubbing mode, the
selected title will be dubbed in the current
recording mode for analogue broadcasting
(the default setting is SP). To change the
recording mode, select a dubbing mode
other than “Original.”
• For titles containing scenes with various
aspect ratios, dub on to DVD-RWs/DVDRs (VR mode) when dubbing from the
HDD to DVDs.
-RWVR -RWVideo
A Direction of dubbing
B Total size (number) of the
selected titles
C Detailed information of the
selected title
D Check mark
E Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
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5
Select a title you want to dub, and
press MARKER.
A check mark appears next to the
selected title.
• To cancel the selection, press
MARKER again.
• To select/unselect all items, press the
yellow button (“Selection”) to select
“Select All” or “Unselect All,” and
press .
• To switch between the Title List and
the Playlist, press the blue button
(“Switch List”).
• To change the title order, press the
green button (“Sort”) to select “By
Name,” “By Length,” etc., and press
.
6
Repeat step 5 to select all of the titles
you want to dub.
7
Press the red button (“Start Dub”).
8
• The dubbing speed does not exceed the
maximum dubbing speed of this recorder
even when using discs that support higher
dubbing speeds. In addition, depending on
the disc condition, the recorder may be
unable to dub at the maximum dubbing
speed.
To display dubbing information
While dubbing at 1× speed, you can preview
the title and check the dubbing information
all the time. Press DISPLAY to hide the
dubbing information.
While dubbing at high-speed, or when
dubbing information is not displayed, press
DISPLAY to check the dubbing
information.
z
While dubbing at high-speed, you can watch TV
programmes using the recorder’s tuner.
The dubbing mode list appears.
To cancel dubbing
Select a dubbing mode using M/m,
and press .
1
Press x REC STOP.
The display asks for confirmation.
Dubbing starts.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video Mode)/
DVD+Rs, the display asks for
confirmation of finalisation after
dubbing. If you select “Yes,” the disc
will be finalised when the dubbing is
finished.
2
Select “Yes,” and press .
When dubbing is stopped partway, no
part of the title will be dubbed to the
DVD. However, note that this will
decrease the free space for DVD+Rs/
DVD-Rs.
b
z
To format a new DVD, see “Differences between
disc types” on page 74.
About dubbing mode
• When you select “Original” in step 8,
– Titles recorded in DR mode or Playlist
titles containing scenes only in DR mode
are all converted to 6 Mbps and dubbed.
– Titles recorded in a recording mode other
than DR mode are dubbed in the same
mode as the recorded mode.
– Playlist titles containing scenes in
various recording modes are dubbed in
the current recording mode for analogue
broadcasting (the default setting is SP).
• When you select a dubbing mode other
than “Original” in step 8, all the selected
titles are dubbed in the selected dubbing
mode. When you want to select a different
dubbing mode for each title, dub titles one
by one.
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• Bilingual titles are dubbed in stereo. Only the
audio signal that is selected in “Bilingual
Recording” in the “Audio In” setup (page 94)
(“A/L” (default) or “B/R”) is dubbed to the
DVD. To dub a bilingual title in a recording
mode other than DR with both main and sub
sounds, dub each title to a DVD-VR in
“Original” mode one by one.
• You cannot dub titles to finalised DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs/DVD+Rs. However, DVD-RWs
finalised on this recorder can be dubbed again if
you unfinalise the discs (page 82).
• Audio descriptions and subtitles are not dubbed
on DVDs.
• Radio titles recorded on this recorder cannot be
dubbed to a DVD.
• The chapter marks in the dubbing source are
dubbed. The position of chapter marks may be
slightly changed from the original.
To cancel dubbing
Dubbing from a
Finalised DVD to the
HDD (DVD t HDD)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
1
Press x REC STOP.
The display asks for confirmation.
2
Select “Yes,” and press .
When dubbing is stopped partway, no
part of the title will be dubbed to the
HDD.
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b
You can dub titles on a finalised DVD to the
HDD.
1
Insert the finalised DVD that you are
going to dub from.
See “Playing Discs and Recorded
Programmes” on page 54.
2
3
Press DVD.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Select “Media,” and press
.
Select “Video (Title),” and press
.
Press the red button (“Edit”) to select
“Dubbing,” and press .
The Dubbing List appears.
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Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
The System Menu appears.
4
5
6
• You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs to the
HDD.
• Bilingual titles are dubbed in stereo. Only the
audio signal that is selected in “Bilingual
Recording” in the “Audio In” setup (page 94)
(“A/L” (default) or “B/R”) is dubbed to the
HDD.
Select a title you want to dub, and
press MARKER.
A check mark appears next to the
selected title.
• To cancel the selection, press
MARKER again.
• To select/unselect all items, press the
yellow button (“Selection”) to select
“Select All” or “Unselect All,” and
press .
8
Repeat step 7 to select all of the titles
you want to dub.
9
Press the red button (“Start Dub”).
The dubbing mode list appears.
10 Select a dubbing mode using M/m,
and press
.
Dubbing starts.
z
When you select “Original” in step 10, titles are
dubbed in the same mode as the recorded mode.
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Playing the Disc on
Other DVD Equipment
(Finalise)
-RWVR -RWVideo
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-RVR
-RVideo
Finalising is necessary when you play discs
dubbed with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
Before finalising, check the differences
between the disc types in the table below.
Differences between disc types
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
-RVR
+R
-RVideo
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Finalising is unnecessary.
Finalising is unnecessary when
playing a disc on VR format
compatible equipment.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
dub on the disc. However, a disc
finalised on this recorder can be
edited again if you unfinalise
(page 82) or reformat (page 81) the
disc. Note that if you reformat the
disc, all dubbed contents will be
erased.
Even if your other DVD equipment
is VR format compatible, you may
need to finalise the disc, especially
if the recording time is short.
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot dub on
the disc. However, a disc finalised
on this recorder can be dubbed
again if you unfinalise (page 82) or
reformat (page 81) the disc. Note
that if you reformat the disc, all
dubbed contents will be erased.
Finalising is necessary. The disc
can be played only on equipment
that supports DVD-R in VR mode.
You cannot edit or dub on the disc
after finalising.
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot dub on
the disc.
1
Insert a disc.
See “Playing Discs and Recorded
Programmes” on page 54.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
4
Select “Disc Setup,” and press
.
Select “Disc Information,” and press
.
The Disc Information display appears.
5
6
Select “Finalise,” and press
Select “Yes,” and press
.
.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
7
Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
z
For DVD+RWs/DVD+R or DVD-RW/DVD-R
(Video mode), DVD menus are created.
b
• Depending on the condition of the disc or the
DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
discs are finalised.
• The recorder may not be able to finalise the disc
if it was recorded on another recorder.
• Inserting an unfinalised disc into other DVD
equipment may damage the dubbed contents.
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HDD/DV Camcorder Dubbing
Dubbing from HDD
Camcorder
You can dub the contents of a Sony HDD
camcorder to the hard disk drive of the
recorder via the USB jack on the front panel.
Methods to dub from the HDD camcorder
include:
– One-Touch Dubbing
– Dubbing using the on-screen display
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for
HDD camcorder dubbing,” and then move
on to the section on dubbing.
Before you start HDD camcorder
dubbing…
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• If you want to dub by way of the LINE IN jacks,
see “Recording from Connected Equipment” on
page 45.
• If you want to dub the contents of the HDD
camcorder on a DVD, dub them to the HDD of
the recorder first, and then edit the title on the
HDD and dub it to a DVD.
• Parts that have finished dubbing remain on the
recorder when the disc space of the recorder
becomes full or you stop dubbing partway.
• Dolby Digital 5.1ch audio recorded in the HDD
camcorder is down-converted to 2ch audio when
dubbed to the recorder.
How titles and chapters are created
HDD/DV Camcorder Dubbing
• Check that the HDD of the recorder has
enough available space for the dubbing
(page 82). You can open up disc space by
erasing titles (page 67).
• The contents are dubbed in the current
recording mode for analogue broadcasting
and external input (the default setting is
SP). To check or change the recording
mode, press INPUT to switch the input
source to analogue broadcasting or the
external input, and press REC MODE
repeatedly.
• No timer recordings or other operations are
available when dubbing from the HDD
camcorder.
• The supported device is Sony HDD SD
(standard definition) camcorder released in or
before April 2009.
• The recorder does not support the AVCHD
format (HD (high definition) image quality).
You can dub MPEG-2 format images (SD
(standard definition) images) only.
• When the HDD camcorder contains still images
and moving images, only moving images can be
dubbed to the recorder.
• Playlist made with the HDD camcorder cannot
be dubbed to the recorder.
• When dubbing from the HDD camcorder, the
recorder recognises and uses the shooting date
and time information of the HDD camcorder. If
the HDD camcorder’s clock is incorrect, the
recorder may not dub the contents properly. Set
the HDD camcorder’s clock correctly before
shooting.
• You cannot record date, time, or the contents of
the HDD camcorder memory onto the recorder.
• If you dub the contents recorded in high quality
mode in the HDD camcorder to the recorder, it
may take longer to finish dubbing than the
recording.
• Set the recorder and HDD camcorder to the same
colour system.
• When the total number of titles on the HDD of
the recorder exceeds 999, you cannot dub the
contents on the HDD camcorder to the recorder.
In each dubbing operation, the contents
dubbed to the recorder are divided into titles
by the shooting date. If the date has been
changed to the next day during one shooting
session, the shot image is included in the title
of the date when the shooting session started.
The title is divided into chapters. Each
shooting session on the HDD camcorder
becomes a chapter.
z
The title names are automatically labelled as “USB
*** (start time of the first shooting session).”
b
Even if the scenes are recorded on the same day,
they are dubbed and divided into two or more titles
when the total recording time exceeds 8 hours or
the total number of scenes exceeds 99.
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b
Preparing for HDD camcorder
dubbing
Connect an HDD camcorder to the USB jack
on the recorder.
Refer as well to the instruction manual
supplied with the HDD camcorder before
connecting.
1
Turn on your HDD camcorder and the
recorder.
2
Connect your HDD camcorder to the
USB jack on the front panel.
DVD recorder
to USB jack
USB cable
(not supplied)
USB output
HDD camcorder
: Signal flow
3
Set your HDD camcorder to the USB
connection mode (example:
“ COMPUTER” or “ USB
CONNECT”).
For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the HDD
camcorder.
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• Connect the HDD camcorder directly to the
recorder.
• Do not disconnect the USB cable while dubbing.
• When signal input to the USB jack on the front
panel or recorder operation cannot be performed
correctly when using an HDD camcorder,
connect the HDD camcorder to the LINE IN jack
and follow the instructions of “Recording from
Connected Equipment” on page 45.
One-Touch Dubbing from HDD
camcorder (ONE-TOUCH DUB)
HDD
You can dub contents of your HDD
camcorder onto the HDD of the recorder
with a single press of the ONE-TOUCH
DUB button on the recorder.
When dubbing from the HDD camcorder for
the first time, all of the contents are dubbed
to the recorder. The next time, only newly
shot sessions that have not been dubbed yet
are dubbed to the recorder.
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Preparing for HDD
camcorder dubbing” on page 76, and
press ONE-TOUCH DUB on the recorder.
The recorder starts dubbing the contents on
the HDD camcorder to the HDD Title List of
the recorder.
To stop during dubbing
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
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• The one-touch dubbing button on the HDD
camcorder does not function with the recorder.
• In One-Touch Dubbing, the contents that have
already been dubbed to the recorder are not
dubbed again even after you erase them from the
recorder. To dub the same contents to the
recorder again, reset the date and time for OneTouch Dubbing by performing “One-Touch
Dubbing reset” in the “System 2” setup
(page 89), then perform One-Touch Dubbing
again.
• Data about the dubbed contents are all cleared
when you reset the recorder (page 105).
Dubbing from HDD camcorder
using the on-screen display
(HDD-Cam Dubbing)
HDD
You can dub the contents of your HDD
camcorder onto the HDD of the recorder
using the on-screen display.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Preparing for
HDD camcorder dubbing” on page
76.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
8
Press the red button (“Start Dub”).
The recorder starts dubbing the contents
on the HDD camcorder to the HDD Title
List of the recorder.
To stop dubbing
Press x REC STOP. Or, select “Cancel,”
and press .
z
You can select up to 999 scenes to dub to the
recorder at one time.
The System Menu appears.
Select “HDD-Cam/DV,” and press
.
4
Select “HDD-Cam Dubbing,” and
press .
5
Select “Yes” or “No” using </,,
and press .
When you select “Yes,” all the scenes on
the HDD camcorder are sorted by date
and put into a folder named with the
date.
When you select “No,” a list of all the
scenes on the HDD camcorder is
displayed.
6
HDD/DV Camcorder Dubbing
3
Select a scene/folder you want to dub
to the recorder using </M/m/,,
and press MARKER.
A check mark appears next to the
selected item.
• To clear the check mark, press
MARKER again.
• To select/unselect all items, press the
yellow button (“Selection”) to select
“Select All” or “Unselect All,” and
press .
• To preview a scene without sound,
press . To exit the preview, press
x (stop).
7
Repeat step 6 to select all of the
scenes/folders you want to dub.
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b
Dubbing from DV
Camcorder
This section explains dubbing with a DV
camcorder via the DV IN jack on the front
panel. If you want to dub by way of the
LINE IN jacks, see “Recording from
Connected Equipment” on page 45.
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to
the i.LINK standard.
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for DV
camcorder dubbing,” and then move on to
the section on dubbing. For more
information about i.LINK, see “About
i.LINK” on page 114.
Before you start DV camcorder dubbing…
• Check that the HDD of the recorder has
enough available space for the dubbing
(page 82). You can open up disc space by
erasing titles (page 67).
• You cannot make a recording while DV
camcorder dubbing.
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not
output signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– signal input to the DV IN jack on the front
panel or recorder operation cannot be
performed correctly when using a digital video
camera (see “About i.LINK” on page 114).
Connect the camera to the LINE IN jack and
follow the instructions of “Recording from
Connected Equipment” on page 45.
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do
not connect a MICRO MV format digital video
camera even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
• Set the recorder and DV camcorder to the same
colour system (page 92).
• When the total number of titles on the HDD
exceeds 999, you cannot dub the contents on the
DV camcorder to the recorder.
Hookups
DVD recorder
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to the HDD become a
single title. This title is divided into chapters.
Chapters are created for each shooting
session on the tape and each pause during
dubbing.
To use this recorder’s auto chapter setting,
be sure to correctly set the clock on your DV
camcorder before shooting.
to DV IN
Preparing for DV camcorder
dubbing
You can connect a DV camcorder to the DV
IN jack on the recorder to dub or edit from a
DV/Digital8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will
fast forward and rewind the tape for you –
you do not need to operate your DV
camcorder.
Refer as well to the instruction manual
supplied with the DV camcorder before
connecting.
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i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
DV output
: Signal flow
1
DV camcorder
Insert the source DV/Digital8 format
tape into your DV camcorder, and set
the DV camcorder to video playback
mode.
2
Press REC MODE on the remote
repeatedly to select the recording
mode.
To change the recording mode, press
INPUT to switch the input source to
analogue broadcasting or the external
input beforehand.
For details about the recording mode,
see page 109.
3
Set the “DV Input” setting in the
“Audio In” setup (page 94).
You are ready to start dubbing. Select
one of the dubbing methods on the
following pages.
b
HDD
You can dub the entire contents of a DV/
Digital8 format tape to the HDD with a
single press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB
button on the recorder. The recorder controls
the DV camcorder for the whole process,
and completes the dubbing.
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Preparing for DV
camcorder dubbing” on page 78, and
press ONE-TOUCH DUB on the recorder.
The recorder rewinds the tape and then starts
dubbing the tape contents.
After the dubbing is finished, the recorder
rewinds the tape to the beginning.
To stop during dubbing
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
b
• The recorder will pause dubbing when there is a
blank space or an image containing copy
protection signals or signals in a different colour
system from that of the recorder on the tape. The
recorder will resume dubbing automatically
when receiving a recordable signal within
5 minutes. Otherwise, DV One-Touch Dubbing
ends automatically.
• DV One-Touch Dubbing ends automatically
when the recorder cannot receive a recordable
signal for 12 seconds at the beginning of the
tape.
• If the HDD camcorder is also connected to the
USB jack, dubbing from the HDD camcorder
starts when you press the ONE-TOUCH DUB
button. Disconnect the HDD camcorder from the
USB jack to dub from the DV camcorder.
• When Timer recording is about to start during
DV One-Touch Dubbing, a message appears.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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HDD/DV Camcorder Dubbing
• You cannot connect more than one piece of
digital video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot control the recorder using another
device or another recorder of the same model.
• You cannot dub date, time, or the contents of the
cassette memory onto the HDD.
• If you dub from a DV/Digital8 format tape that
is recorded in multiple sound tracks, such as a
tape with multiple sampling frequencies
(48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound or an
unnatural sound will be output when playing
back the sampling frequency switch point on the
disc.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily
affected or the start and end points of a title may
be different from what you have set if the source
DV/Digital8 format tape is in any of the
following conditions. In this case, connect your
DV camcorder to the LINE IN jack and follow
the instructions of “Recording from Connected
Equipment” (page 45):
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion
of the tape.
– The tape’s time code is not sequential.
– If the picture size or the recording mode on the
tape being dubbed changes.
• A blank or black coloured screen will be dubbed
when the recorder is set to a different colour
system from the DV tape contents’ system. Set
“Input Colour System” in the “Video In/Out”
setup to the same colour system as the DV tape
contents’ system (page 92).
• When dubbing bilingual titles on the DV/
Digital8 format tape, set “Bilingual Recording”
to either “A/L” (default) or “B/R” in the “Audio
In” setup (page 94).
One-Touch dubbing from DV
camcorder (ONE-TOUCH DUB)
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b
Dubbing from DV camcorder
using the on-screen display
(DV Dubbing)
HDD
You can select and dub scenes while playing
a DV/Digital8 format tape.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Preparing for
DV camcorder dubbing” on page 78.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “HDD-Cam/DV,” and press
.
4
Select “DV Dubbing,” and press
5
Find the point on the DV/Digital8
format tape that you want to start
dubbing from using m/M, etc.,
and press X.
6
Select “REC Start,” and press
.
.
The recorder starts dubbing.
7
Select “REC Pause,” and press
.
The recorder pauses dubbing.
8
Press N and repeat steps 5 to 7 to
dub more scenes.
9
Select “REC Stop,” and press
.
The selected scenes are dubbed as a
single title.
To exit “DV Dubbing”
Press SYSTEM MENU.
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• You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one
second.
• The recorder will pause recording when there is
a blank space or an image containing copy
protection signals or signals in a different colour
system from that of the recorder on the tape. The
recorder will resume recording automatically
when receiving a recordable signal within
5 minutes. Otherwise, the recorder stops DV
dubbing and exits to the System Menu.
Settings and Adjustments
Using the Disc Setup
Menus (Disc Setup)
You can adjust HDD/DVD related settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode or during
playback.
2
Select “Disc Setup” using M/m, and
press .
3
Select the desired setup item using
M/m, and press .
See the explanations in the following
sections.
Disc Settings (Disc
Information)
You can check the disc information and use
the following functions.
Example: When a DVD-RW (VR mode) is
inserted.
Available settings differ depending on
the disc type.
“Finalise” (page 74)/“Unfinalise”
(page 82)
“Format”: Formats a disc. For DVDRWs, select a recording format (VR
mode or Video mode) (page 74).
Settings and Adjustments
1 “Disc Name”
2 “Used Space”/“Remain”
(approximate): Displays used/
remaining time of the disc in current
recording mode (example: SP mode).
3 “Disc Protection”: Displays whether
protection is set.
4 “Disc Type”
5 “Format Type”: Displays the
recording format.
6 Disc setting buttons
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For DVDs created on other DVD equipment, the
“Disc Information” function may not be available.
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Unfinalise
You can unfinalise a disc when the disc is
finalised.
For DVD-RWs (Video mode)
DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been
finalised to prohibit additional dubbing can
be unfinalised to allow further dubbing.
Formatting the HDD (HDD
Formatting)
You can check used/remaining space of the
HDD and use the following functions.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
If you cannot edit on a DVD-RW (VR mode)
that has been finalised with other DVD
equipment, unfinalise the disc.
b
The recorder may not unfinalise DVD-RWs
(Video mode) that have been finalised on another
recorder.
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1
2
Select “Unfinalise,” and press
3
Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
.
Select “Yes,” and press .
The recorder starts unfinalising the disc.
Unfinalising may take several minutes.
A “Used Space”/“Remain”
(approximate): Displays used/
remaining time in current recording
mode (example: DR mode) and used/
remaining space on the HDD.
B HDD setting buttons
“Erase”: Erases all titles (except
protected titles) on the HDD.
“Format”: Formats the HDD to resolve
the problem when the hard disk error
occurred. All of the recorded content on
the HDD will be erased.
Using the Setup Menus
(Initial Setup)
You can change the settings of the recorder,
such as channel settings, audio settings, etc.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode or during
playback.
2
Select “Initial Setup” using M/m,
and press .
3
Select the desired setup item using
M/m, and press .
See the explanations in the following
sections.
The default settings are underlined.
Clock Setting
The recorder will automatically set the clock
when any digital channels have been
scanned and stored.
Auto Clock Setting
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when
a programme position in your local area
broadcasts a time signal.
Select “On,” and press .
• If the recorder does not receive a time
signal from any station, select “Off,” and
set the clock manually.
Manual Clock Setting
Set the day, month, year, hour, and minutes
using </M/m/,, and press
to start the
clock.
Select “On” when you are now on summer
time, and press .
Settings and Adjustments
Summer Time
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To cancel scanning
Aerial Reception
Settings (Channel)
You can make tuner and channel settings for
the recorder.
Auto Channel Setting
Presets channels automatically.
1
Set each item using </,, and press m
to proceed.
Channel Type
Press O RETURN. When a result display
appears, select “Yes” to save the result.
b
When you set channels using “Auto Channel
Setting,” the timer settings in the Timer List will
be erased.
Digital Manual Setting
Presets digital channels on a specific
frequency.
When some digital terrestrial channels
cannot be set using “Auto Channel Setting,”
use this function to set them manually.
All
Scans both digital and
analogue channels.
1
Select “Service Type” using </,,
and press m (page 84).
Digital
Scans only digital
channels.
2
Analog
Scans only analogue
channels.
Set “Channel Number” using </,.
The “Frequency” and “Band width” will
be adjusted accordingly. When you
want to set “Frequency” and “Band
width” manually, select the item using
M/m, and change the settings using </
, or number buttons.
3
Select “Start” using M/m, and press .
The recorder starts scanning the digital
channels.
4
Select “Yes,” and press
Service Type
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All
Services
Scans all channels
including pay-per-view
digital channels.
Free
Services
Scans only free channels.
2
Select “Start” using M/m, and press .
The recorder starts scanning the
channels. Scanning may take time
depending on your country/region or
settings.
3
Select “Yes,” and press .
When you set “Channel Type” to “All”
in step 1, the recorder proceeds to scan
analogue channels.
.
To cancel scanning
Press O RETURN. When a result display
appears, select “Yes” to save the result.
Digital Channel List
Allows you to disable/enable or arrange the
digital channels.
Select a channel using M/m, and press the
corresponding colour button.
• Green button (“Disable”): Disables the
selected channel. The disabled channel
will not appear on the EPG display and will
be skipped when you press PROG +/–.
Press the red button (“Enable”) to enable
the channel again.
• Yellow button (“Swap”): Changes the
channel order. Select the channel you want
to move, and press the yellow button
(“Swap”). Then select another channel to
swap positions with, and press the yellow
button (“Swap”).
• Blue button (“Signal”): Displays the signal
strength and the signal quality.
b
To retain the current channel list setting at “Swap,”
etc., set “Auto Service Update” to “Off” (page 87).
Eastern
Euro
Select this when in East
European countries.
Channel
Press </, repeatedly until the channel
you want is displayed.
• To select a cable or satellite channel, press
</, until the channel you want is
displayed.
Receivable channels
TV system
Channel coverage
BG (West European E2 – E12 VHF
Countries, except
Italian A – H VHF
those listed below)
E21 – E69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
DK (East European
Countries)
R1 – R12 VHF
R21 – R69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
Allows you to edit, erase, or arrange the
analogue channels.
1
Select a channel using M/m, and press
the red button (“Edit”).
2
Select the item you want to change using
M/m, and change the settings using </
,.
3
Press the red button (“Save”).
• To preset another channel, repeat from
step 1.
• To erase a channel, select the channel,
and press the green button (“Erase”).
• To change the channel order, see
“Digital Channel List” on page 85.
CH System
Select the region to get the best broadcast
reception.
FR
Select this when in France.
Western
Euro
Select this when in West
European countries.
UK
Select this when in Great
Britain.
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
I (Great Britain)
B21 – B69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
L* (France)
Settings and Adjustments
Analog Manual Setting
F2 – F10 VHF
F21 – F69 UHF
B – Q CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
* To receive broadcasts in France, select “L.”
Tuning the French CATV channels
This recorder can scan the CATV channels
B to Q and the HYPER frequency channels
S21 to S41. On the Channel Set menu, the
channels are indicated as CC1 to CC44. For
example, channel B is indicated by Channel
Set number CC1, and channel Q is indicated
by Channel Set number CC23 (see the table
below). If the CATV channel you want to
preset is indicated by its frequency (for
example, 152.75 MHz), refer to the table
below to find the corresponding channel
number.
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Corresponding
channel
Channel
Set
number
Receivable
Frequency
range (MHz)
Corresponding
channel
Channel
Set
number
Receivable
Frequency
range (MHz)
B
CC1
116.75–124.75
S34
CC37
403.25–411.25
CC38
411.25–419.25
C
CC2
124.75–132.75
S35
D
CC3
132.75–140.75
S36
CC39
419.25–427.25
CC40
427.25–435.25
D
CC4
140.75–148.75
S37
E
CC5
148.75–156.75
S38
CC41
435.25–443.25
CC42
443.25–451.25
F
CC6
156.75–164.75
S39
F
CC7
164.75–172.75
S40
CC43
451.25–459.25
S41
CC44
459.25–467.25
G
CC8
172.75–180.75
H
CC9
180.75–188.75
H
CC10
188.75–196.75
I
CC11
196.75–204.75
J
CC12
204.75–212.75
J
CC13
212.75–220.75
K
CC14
220.75–228.75
L
CC15
228.75–236.75
L
CC16
236.75–244.75
M
CC17
244.75–252.75
N
CC18
252.75–260.75
N
CC19
260.75–268.75
O
CC20
268.75–276.75
P
CC21
276.75–284.75
AFT
On
Turns on the Auto Fine
Tuning function.
Normally select this position.
Off
Allows you to adjust the
picture manually.
• If the Auto Fine Tuning function does not
work effectively, select “Off” and press m
to select “Level.” Press </, to obtain a
clearer picture.
Sound System
Select an available TV system (page 85).
B/G
Select this when in West
European countries, except
those listed in “Receivable
channels” on page 85.
D/K
Select this when in East
European countries.
I
Select this when in Great
Britain.
L
Select this when in France.
P
CC22
284.75–292.75
Q
CC23
292.75–300.75
S21
CC24
299.25–307.25
S22
CC25
307.25–315.25
S23
CC26
315.25–323.25
S24
CC27
323.25–331.25
S25
CC28
331.25–339.25
S26
CC29
339.25–347.25
Name
S27
CC30
347.25–355.25
S28
CC31
355.25–363.25
S29
CC32
363.25–371.25
S30
CC33
371.25–379.25
Press </, to change or enter a new
station name. The recorder must receive
channel information for station names to
appear automatically.
To enter characters, see page 68.
S31
CC34
379.25–387.25
Decoder
S32
CC35
387.25–395.25
S33
CC36
395.25–403.25
Sets the external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal
Plus analogue decoder) channels.
For details, see page 28.
Auto Service Update
Allows you to select whether or not to
update the channel list automatically to the
latest.
On
Updates the channel list
automatically.
Off
Does not update the channel
list automatically.
Recorder Settings
(System 1)
Standby Mode
Off
Turns off the function.
Auto Chapter
The recorder can automatically divide a
recording (title) into chapters by inserting
chapter marks. You can select chapter mark
intervals or disable this function.
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
10 minutes Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 10-minute
intervals.
15 minutes Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 15-minute
intervals.
b
Mode 1
When the recorder is turned
off, input signals from the
LINE 1/DECODER jack are
output from the LINE 3 – TV
jack and aerial input signals
are output to the connected
TV. The standby power
consumption is higher than
that of “Mode 1.”
• The actual chapter mark interval may vary
depending on the amount of information
contained in the video to be recorded.
• The “Auto Chapter” function is not available
during dubbing.
EP Mode Time
Sets the maximum continuous recording
time for recording in EP mode (only for
analogue broadcasts or an external input).
6 hours
Allows you to record
continuously for 6 hours.
8 hours
Allows you to record
continuously for 8 hours with
lower picture quality.
Control for HDMI
On
Allows you to use the
“Control for HDMI” function
(page 20).
Off
Turns off the function.
Auto Power off
On
The recorder automatically
turns off when you do not
press any buttons for 6 hours
in stop mode. The display asks
for confirmation about one
minute before the recorder
turns off. If you want to keep
the recorder on, select
“Cancel,” and press .
Settings and Adjustments
Mode 2
When the recorder is turned
off,
– Input signals from the LINE
1/DECODER jack are not
output from the LINE 3 –
TV jack (page 25) and the
connected external decoder
cannot be used (page 27).
– Aerial input signals are not
output to the connected TV.
To watch TV, use a splitter to
divide aerial input signals
between the TV and the
recorder (page 16).
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EPG Type Select
Selects the EPG (Electronic Programme
Guide) type to use.
The default setting varies depending on the
country/region.
GUIDE
Plus+
Freeview+
Command Mode
Changes the Command Mode of the
recorder to avoid interference with your
other Sony DVD recorder or player.
1
Select this to use the Gemstar
GUIDE Plus+ electronic
programme guide (page 36).
b
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is “3.”
The remote does not function if different
command modes are set for the recorder and
remote. Set the same command mode.
You can check the Command Mode for the
recorder in the front panel display (page 13).
Select this to use the digital
electronic programme guide
(page 46).
b
When you switch the EPG type, the timer settings
that have been set will be erased.
DivX® Registration
Displays the registration code of DivX video
files for this recorder.
ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND:
This DivX Certified® device must be
registered in order to play DivX Video-onDemand (VOD) content. Go to
vod.divx.com with this code to complete the
registration process and learn more about
DivX VOD.
Version
You can check the software version.
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Select a Command Mode (“1,” “2,” or
“3 (Default setting)”), and press .
2
Set the Command Mode for the remote
so it matches the Command Mode for
the recorder you set above.
Follow the steps below to set the
Command Mode on the remote.
1 Hold down .
2 While holding down , enter the
Command Mode code number using
the number buttons.
3 Hold down both the number and
buttons at the same time for more
than three seconds.
Recorder Settings
(System 2)
Auto Finalisation
On
When you remove a disc
from the recorder, the
recorder automatically
finalises the disc.
Off
Turns off the function.
Software Update
You can check the current software version
of the built-in digital tuner and keep it up to
date with the latest software.
Auto
Updates the software
automatically. Normally,
select this position.
Off
Does not update the
software automatically.
Start
Updates the software
manually.
Front Panel Display
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel
display.
On
Bright lighting.
Off
Turns off the lighting and
saves power consumption
when the power is off.
b
b
Do not turn off the recorder during updating the
software.
When you select “Off,” Child Lock is not
available. To set the Child Lock, select “On.”
You can see the CI information. The
displayed information differs depending on
the CI module.
One-Touch Dubbing reset
Settings and Adjustments
CI Information (RDR-DC105/
DC205/DC305/DC505 only)
Resets the date and time for One-Touch
Dubbing from HDD camcorder. The
recorder will dub all of the contents on the
HDD camcorder next time you press the
ONE-TOUCH DUB button. The display
asks for confirmation.
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Language Settings
(Language)
You can make language settings.
OSD Language
Switches the display language on the screen.
DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
DVD Audio (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language
given priority in the disc is selected.
DVD Subtitle (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the subtitles
recorded on the disc.
When you select “Audio Follow,” the
subtitle language changes according to the
language you selected for the sound track.
D.TV Audio(Primary)/
D.TV Audio(Secondary)
D.TV Subtitle(Primary)/
D.TV Subtitle(Secondary)
D.TV Teletext(Primary)/
D.TV Teletext(Secondary)
Selects main and sub audio, subtitle, or
teletext language for multilingual
programmes.
When the language set in “D.TV
Audio(Primary)”/“D.TV
Subtitle(Primary)”/“D.TV
Teletext(Primary)” is not available, the
language that is set in “D.TV
Audio(Secondary)”/“D.TV
Subtitle(Secondary)”/“D.TV
Teletext(Secondary)” will be selected.
• When you select “OSD Follow,” the
language that is set in “OSD Language”
will be selected.
• When you select “Audio Follow,” the
subtitle language changes according to the
language you selected for the sound track.
z
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “DVD
Audio,” or “DVD Subtitle,” press
, and enter a
language code from “Language Code List” on
page 111.
b
If you select a language that is not recorded on the
DVD VIDEO, one of the recorded languages will
be automatically selected.
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Video Settings (Video In/
Out)
You can adjust items related to the image,
such as size and colour, according to the type
of TV, tuner, or decoder connected to the
recorder.
Component Video Out
Selects the signal format in which the
recorder outputs video signals: interlace or
progressive, from the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks.
Normal (Inter- Outputs signals in the
lace)
interlace format.
Progressive
TV Type
Select the playback picture size according to
the type of connected TV (widescreen/wide
mode TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).
16:9
Select this when
connecting to a widescreen
TV or TV with a wide
mode function.
4:3 Pan Scan
Select this when
connecting to a 4:3 screen
TV. Automatically
displays a wide picture on
the entire screen and cuts
off the portions that do not
fit.
16:9
b
• When using the HDMI connection (page 17),
“Progressive” cannot be selected.
• When you set “LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]” to
“RGB [Video/RGB]” or “RGB [Decoder],” you
cannot set “Component Video Out.”
• When you connect the recorder to a monitor or
projector via only the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks, do not set “LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]”
to “RGB [Video/RGB]” or “RGB [Decoder].” If
you set “LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]” to “RGB
[Video/RGB]” or “RGB [Decoder],” in this case,
the picture may not appear.
• When picture noise appears after you set the
recorder to progressive format, hold down x
(stop) on the recorder, and press Z (open/close)
on the recorder.
LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]
Selects a method of outputting video signals
for the LINE 3 – TV jack and a method of
inputting video signals for the LINE 1/
DECODER jack. The picture will not be
clear if this setting does not match the type
of video input signal.
Settings and Adjustments
4:3 Letter Box Select this when
connecting to a 4:3 screen
TV. Displays a wide
picture with bands on the
upper and lower portions
of the screen.
Outputs signals in the
progressive format. Select
this when you want to view
progressive signals.
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
b
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be
selected automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan”
or vice-versa.
Video [Video/
RGB]
Outputs video signals/
inputs video signals or
RGB signals.
Video
[Decoder]
Outputs video signals.
Select this when
connecting to an external
decoder (PAY-TV/Canal
Plus analogue decoder). If
you connect to a cable box/
satellite receiver such as
CanalSat, do not select this
option.
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S-Video
[S-Video]
Outputs/inputs S-video
signals.
RGB [Video/
RGB]
Outputs RGB signals/
inputs video signals or
RGB signals.
RGB
[Decoder]
Outputs RGB signals.
Select this when
connecting to an external
decoder (PAY-TV/Canal
Plus analogue decoder). If
you connect to a cable box/
satellite receiver such as
CanalSat, do not select this
option.
HDMI Resolution
Selects the type of video signals output from
the HDMI OUT jack. If the picture is not
clear, natural or to your satisfaction, try
another option that suits the disc and your
TV/projector, etc. For details, refer also to
the instruction manual supplied with the TV/
projector, etc.
Auto (1080p)
Normally select this.
The recorder outputs
signals starting from the
highest resolution
acceptable to the TV:
1080p > 1080i > 720p >
576p(480p)
If the resulting image
format is undesirable, try
another setting that suits
your TV.
1080i
Outputs 1080i video
signals.
720p
Outputs 720p video signals.
576p
Outputs 576p(480p) video
signals.
b
If your TV does not accept S-video or RGB
signals, the image will not be displayed in the
selected method on the TV screen even if you
select “S-Video [S-Video],” “RGB [Video/
RGB],” or “RGB [Decoder].” Refer to the
instructions supplied with your TV.
Input Colour System
Selects the colour system when picture noise
appears. This setting is effective when you
record an analogue broadcast or an external
input.
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Auto
Recorder automatically
detects signals of colour
systems and selects the
appropriate colour system.
PAL
Selects the PAL colour
system.
SECAM
Selects the SECAM colour
system.
b
When picture noise appears after you change the
“HDMI Resolution” setting, hold down x (stop)
on the recorder, and press Z (open/close) on the
recorder.
4:3 Video Output
This setting is effective only when you set
“TV Type” to “16:9” in the “Video In/Out”
setup.
Adjust this setting to watch 4:3 aspect ratio
signals. If you can change the aspect ratio on
your TV, change the setting on your TV, not
this recorder.
Note that this setting is effective only for
HDMI connection.
Full
Select this when you can
change the aspect ratio on
your TV.
Normal
Select this when you
cannot change the aspect
ratio on your TV. Shows a
4:3 size video with the
aspect ratio as it is.
Audio Input Settings
(Audio In)
You can adjust the sound according to the
playback and connection conditions.
NICAM Select
For details on NICAM system, see page 51.
NICAM
Normally select this
position.
Standard
Select this if the sound
from NICAM broadcasts is
not clear.
Bilingual Rec. Mode (HDD)
This setting is effective when you record an
analogue broadcast or an external input.
When recording bilingual
programmes, both main
and sub sounds can be
recorded.
Off
When recording bilingual
programmes, only one
sound track (main or sub)
can be recorded.
Set “Bilingual Recording”
to “A/L” (default) or “B/R”
in the “Audio In” setup
(page 94).
b
This setting is not effective when “HDMI
Resolution” is set to “576p.”
HDMI Colour
Selects the method of outputting video
signals for the HDMI jack.
Auto
Automatically detects the
connected TV type, and
switches to the matching
colour setting.
RGB
Select this when connecting
to an RGB device.
Settings and Adjustments
On
16:9 aspect ratio TV
b
Some settings may not be available depending on
the connected device.
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Bilingual Recording
Selects the sound to be recorded.
This setting is effective for recording of an
analogue broadcast or an external input, or
dubbing.
A/L
Records the main sound for
the bilingual programme.
B/R
Records the sub sound for
the bilingual programme.
External Audio
Stereo
Select this when receiving
stereo programmes from
connected equipment.
Bilingual
Select this when receiving
bilingual programmes
from connected
equipment.
b
b
When recording a bilingual audio signal to the
HDD (when “Bilingual Rec. Mode (HDD)” is set
to “On” (page 93)), both audio channels are
recorded and you can select the sound when
playing.
DV Input
Select the setting for the audio input when
DV camcorder dubbing.
Select “Mix” or “Stereo 2” only if you have
added a second audio when recording with
your digital video camera.
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Stereo 1
Records original sound
only. Normally select this
when dubbing a DV format
tape.
Stereo 2
Records additional audio
only.
Mix
Records both stereo 1 and
2.
When receiving audio input signals from the DV
input jack, the recorder automatically selects
“Stereo” or “Bilingual” regardless of the “External
Audio” setting.
AD Mixing Level
Adjusts the mixing level of the main sound
and the audio description. To increase the
audio description volume, select a higher
numeric value. The default setting is
“Middle.”
b
Audio Output Settings
(Audio Out)
You can switch the method of outputting
audio signals when you connect a
component such as an amplifier (receiver)
with a digital input jack.
b
If you connect a component that does not accept
the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no
sound) will come from the speakers, and may
affect your ears or cause speaker damage.
When HDMI output is performed to equipment not
compatible with DTS signals, the signals will not
be output regardless of the “DTS” setting.
96kHz PCM (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
signal.
96kHz >
48kHz
The audio signals of DVD
VIDEOs are converted to
48 kHz and output.
96kHz
All signals containing
96 kHz are output without
conversion. However, the
signals are output at
48 kHz if copyrightprotected signals are
contained.
Dolby Digital (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
Dolby Digital
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component without a
built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
b
b
If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with 96 kHz signals, 48 kHz PCM
will be automatically output even when you select
“96kHz.”
MPEG (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
PCM
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component without a
built-in MPEG decoder. If
you play MPEG audio
sound tracks, the recorder
outputs stereo signals via
the DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL) jack.
MPEG
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component with a
built-in MPEG decoder.
If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with Dolby Digital signals, the
PCM signals will be automatically output even
when you select “Dolby Digital.”
DTS (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS
signals.
Off
On
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component without a
built-in DTS decoder.
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component with a
built-in DTS decoder.
Settings and Adjustments
PCM
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component with a
built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
b
If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with MPEG audio signals, the
PCM signals will be automatically output even
when you select “MPEG.”
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DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
(DVDs only)
Selects the dynamic range (difference
between soft and loud sounds) setting when
playing a DVD that conforms to “DRC.”
This affects the output from the following
jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks
– LINE 3 – TV jack
– LINE 1/DECODER jack
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI OUT
jack only when “Dolby Digital” is set to
“PCM” (page 95).
Off
Normally select this
position.
On
Makes low sounds clear
even if you turn the volume
down.
HDMI Audio
Limitation Settings
(Parental Lock)
You can set the password and limit the
operations.
When you have not set the password, the
display for entering a four-digit password
appears. Enter your new password using the
number buttons.
D.TV Age Limit
Viewing of some digital TV programmes
can be limited according to the age limit you
set. To watch or record programmes with an
age limit that exceeds the age limit you set,
your password is required.
1
Select an age as limitation level, and
press .
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons.
To cancel the setting, select “Off”
(default) in step 1.
Selects the type of audio signal output from
the HDMI OUT jack.
Auto
Outputs Dolby Digital,
MPEG and DTS audio
signals as a bitstream
signal. Normally select
this position.
PCM
Converts all audio
signals except for DTS
signals to PCM.
DVD Playback (DVD VIDEO
only)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be
limited according to a predetermined level,
such as the age of the users. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes.
1
Select the level, and press .
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
Discs rated higher than the selected
level will be restricted.
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons.
To cancel the DVD Playback setting for
the disc, select “Off” (default) in step 1.
b
• The PCM signals may not be output even when
you select “Auto” depending on the “Audio Out”
settings, number of audio channels, and the
HDMI-connected device.
• The “HDMI Audio” function is not available
when a DVI device is connected.
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Change Password
You can change the password that gives
access to the “Parental Lock” settings.
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then enter a new password.
b
If you forgot your password, reset the recorder
(page 105).
Easy Setup (Resetting
the Recorder)
Select this to run the “Easy Setup”
programme.
Follow the instructions for “Easy Setup”
(page 23).
Settings and Adjustments
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the recorder, use this
troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
problem before requesting repairs. Should
any problem persist, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the mains lead is connected
securely.
The power of the recorder turns off at the
same time as the TV is turned off.
, This is caused by the BRAVIA Sync
features. Set “Control for HDMI” to “Off”
in the “System 1” setup to cancel this
function (page 87).
Tuner
The channel is not found or stored or
missed.
, Make sure that your aerial is properly
connected to the recorder.
, Confirm with your dealer that you are in an
area that can receive a digital signal.
, Check your aerial installation.
, When you have changed the channel
settings, turn the recorder off and wait for
a while to let the recorder save the settings,
then turn it on again. Do not disconnect the
mains lead during this procedure.
, When the channel list you have set is not
stored, set “Auto Service Update” to “Off”
in the “Channel” setup (page 87).
Picture
There is no picture.
, Re-connect all connecting cables securely.
, The connecting cables are damaged.
, Check the connection to your TV
(page 16).
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, Switch the input selector on your TV (such
as to “VCR” and “AV 1”) so that the signal
from the recorder appears on the TV
screen.
, Check that the “Video In/Out” setup is set
to the appropriate item that conforms to
your system (page 91).
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via
only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks, set “Component Video Out” in the
“Video In/Out” setup to “Progressive”
(page 91).
, Set “Standby Mode” to “Mode 2” in the
“System 1” setup (page 87).
, (For RDR-DC90/DC100/DC200/DC500)
A scrambled channel is selected.
, (For RDR-DC105/DC205/DC305/
DC505) A scrambled channel is selected.
Insert the proper CAM (page 20).
, A HD (High Definition) programme is
selected.
, A radio channel is selected.
“No signal” appears on the TV screen.
, Check that the video signal format is PAL/
SECAM. The recorder cannot play or
record any other video signal formats.
Picture noise appears.
, If the picture output signal from your
recorder passes through your VCR to get to
your TV, or if you are connected to a
combination TV/VIDEO player, the copyprotection signal applied to some DVD
programmes could affect picture quality. If
you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to
your TV, try connecting your recorder to
your TV’s S VIDEO input.
, When you set the recorder to progressive
format, hold down x (stop) on the
recorder, and press Z (open/close) on the
recorder. The recorder is set to normal
(interlace) format.
, You are playing a title recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
, Noise may appear in the pictures recorded
on the HDD, which is due to the
characteristics of HDD, and is not a
malfunction.
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
There is no picture or picture noise
appears when connected to the DV IN
jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the i.LINK cable again.
There is no picture or picture noise appears
when connected to the HDMI OUT jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the HDMI cable again.
, The recorder is connected to an input
device that is not HDCP compliant.
, When picture noise appears after you
change the “HDMI Resolution” setting,
hold down x (stop) on the recorder, and
press Z (open/close) on the recorder.
There is no TV programme reception.
The picture is breaking up.
, The signal strength is low. For digital
broadcasting, you can check the signal
strength using the blue button (“Signal”) in
“Digital Channel List” in the “Channel”
setup (page 85).
, Check aerial installation.
TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture (refer to the TV’s
instruction manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial
cables farther apart.
, The aerial cable is connected to the
AERIAL OUT jack on the recorder.
Connect the cable to the AERIAL IN jack.
, Change the screen mode of your TV to suit
the image.
TV channels cannot be changed.
, A timer recording started, which changed
the channels.
The picture from equipment connected to
the recorder’s input jack does not appear
on the screen.
, Press INPUT to switch the input source.
Select “L1” in the front panel display when
the equipment is connected to the LINE 1/
DECODER jack, or “L2” when the
equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jack.
, When “Standby Mode” is set to “Mode 1”
in the “System 1” setup, input signals from
the LINE 1/DECODER jack are not output
from the LINE 3 – TV jack. Set “Standby
Mode” to “Mode 2” in the “System 1”
setup (page 87).
The playback picture or TV programme
from the equipment connected through
the recorder is distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your
recorder before reaching your TV, the
copy-protection signal applied to some
programmes could affect picture quality.
Disconnect the playback equipment in
question and connect it directly to your TV
(page 25).
Additional Information
, Set the channel manually in “Digital
Manual Setting” (page 84) or “Analog
Manual Setting” (page 85) in the
“Channel” setup.
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
button, or select a channel of any TV
programme using the PROG +/– buttons.
You can check the currently selected input
source in the front panel display.
, Set “HDMI Resolution” to “576p” in the
“Video In/Out” setup (page 92).
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” in the “Video In/Out” setup
in accordance with the screen size of your
TV (page 91).
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the picture size is set in “TV
Type” in the “Video In/Out” setup.
, The picture size of the title is fixed.
The picture is black and white.
, Check that “LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]” in
the “Video In/Out” setup is set to the
appropriate item that conforms to your
system (page 91).
, If you are using a SCART cable, be sure to
use one that is fully wired (21 pins).
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GUIDE Plus+ system
GUIDE Plus+ system does not appear.
, Perform “Manual Data Download” to
download the GUIDE Plus+ data manually
(page 43).
, The timer is set. Cancel the timer setting.
, The clock is incorrect. Set the clock
manually (page 83).
, If the host channel has changed or moved,
the programme guide data cannot be
received. Select “Easy Setup” in “Initial
Setup” in the System Menu, and follow the
on-screen instructions to make the settings
again (page 23). If the problem persists
after waiting for one day, search for the
host channel at the following website.
www.europe.guideplus.com
Programme listings for some programme
positions are missing.
, The programme guide data may not be
updated. Turn off the recorder and let the
recorder receive the programme guide
data.
, Some broadcast stations support only two
days of data. For details, refer to the
following website:
www.europe.guideplus.com
The programme listing is not up to date.
, The recorder was in use during the time
that the GUIDE Plus+ data was scheduled
to be downloaded.
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cable is damaged.
, The input source setting on the audio
component or the connection to the audio
component is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fastforward, slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI
OUT jacks, check the “Audio Out” setup
(page 95).
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, The recorder supports only MP3 audio,
Dolby Digital and MPEG audio for DivX
video files. Press AUDIO to select a
supported audio signal format.
, When the audio description is not output
from the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)
jack, set “MPEG” to “PCM” in the “Audio
Out” setup (page 95).
No sound is output from the HDMI OUT
jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the HDMI cable again.
, The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a
DVI device (DVI jacks do not accept audio
signals).
, The equipment connected to the HDMI
OUT jack does not conform to the audio
signal format. In this case, set “HDMI
Audio” to “PCM” in the “Audio Out”
setup (page 96).
The sound volume is low.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“DRC” in the “Audio Out” setup to “On”
(page 96).
An alternate audio track cannot be
recorded or played.
, When recording from connected
equipment, set “External Audio” to
“Bilingual” in the “Audio In” setup
(page 94).
, When recording or playing multilingual
tracks (main or sub), set the appropriate
settings in the “Audio In” setup (page 93).
, If you have connected an audio component
to the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack
and want to change the audio track for the
HDD (when “Bilingual Rec. Mode
(HDD)” is set to “On” in the “Audio In”
setup (page 93)) during playback, set
“Dolby Digital” in the “Audio Out” setup
to “PCM” (page 95).
The sound is breaking up.
, The signal strength is low. For digital
broadcasting, you can check the signal
strength using the blue button (“Signal”) in
“Digital Channel List” in the “Channel”
setup (page 85).
, Check aerial installation.
Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
Recording to a DVD is not possible.
, The recording destination is HDD only.
The programme position cannot be
changed from the programme position
you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately
after you press z REC.
, A programme with parental control
information has been set for recording. If
the display for entering your password
appears before recording starts, enter your
four-digit password using the number
buttons. Your password is required when
you record programmes with an age limit
that exceeds the age limit you set
(page 96).
, Another timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 43, 52). Check the timer
settings in the schedule list (page 42) and
the Timer List (page 52).
, There is not enough disc space for the
recording.
, The recorder was in the process of
dubbing.
Recording does not stop immediately
after you press x REC STOP.
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder
to input disc data before recording can
stop.
, Operate the recorder only after
“LOADING,” “FORMATTING,” or
“INFO WRITE” disappears from the front
panel display.
Recording does not stop after you press
x.
Nothing was recorded even though you
set the timer setting correctly.
Timer recording is not complete or did
not start from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during
recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due
to a power failure that lasted for more than
30 minutes. Reset the clock (page 83).
, The channel was disabled or erased after
the timer recording was set. See “Digital
Channel List” (page 85) and “Analog
Manual Setting” (page 85).
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains,
and connect it again.
, The programme contains copy protection
signals (pay-per-view, AVC) that restrict
copying, or a scrambled channel is
selected.
, There was a power failure during
recording. If the power recovers when
there is a timer recording, the recorder
resumes recording.
Should the power failure continue for more
than 30 minutes, reset the clock (page 83).
, Another timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 43, 52). Check the timer
settings in the schedule list (page 42) and
the Timer List (page 52).
, Disc space was not sufficient.
, Press x REC STOP.
Additional Information
Contents previously recorded were
erased.
, Data that is not playable on this recorder
but was recorded on a DVD with a PC will
be erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
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Editing was not saved on a disc.
, After editing a disc, there was a power
failure or the mains lead was disconnected
before editing was saved.
, For DVDs recorded on other DVD
equipment, editing may not be saved
correctly.
Titles cannot be edited.
, Titles cannot be erased or edited while
recording or dubbing.
, Radio titles can only be renamed or erased.
Playback
The recorder does not play any type of
disc (except HDD).
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc
with the labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the
recorder. See “Notes About This
Recorder” on page 112.
, If the disc was recorded on another
recorder and was not finalised (page 74),
the recorder cannot play the disc.
The recorder does not start playback from
the beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 56).
, You have inserted a DVD whose Title
menu or DVD menu automatically appears
on the TV screen when it is first inserted.
Use the menu to start playback (page 54).
The recorder starts playing
automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto
playback function.
, Depending on the DVD, playback starts
automatically when you press TITLE
LIST.
Playback stops automatically.
, If the DVD has an auto pause signal, the
recorder stops playback at the auto pause
signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or
Slow-motion Play cannot be performed.
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, Depending on the DVD, you may not be
able to do some of the operations above.
Refer to the instruction manual supplied
with the disc.
The language of the sound track or the
subtitles cannot be changed or turned off.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the
DVD being played.
, Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on
the DVD VIDEO.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing
of the language of the sound track or the
subtitles.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, After you have changed the language for
the DVD menu, remove and insert the
DVD again to apply the change.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
being played.
, The DVD prohibits changing angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD’s
menu.
, The angles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
The DivX video files do not play.
, The DivX video files are not created in a
format that the recorder can play
(page 113).
, Some DivX video files on a disc or USB
device may not play smoothly. In this case,
copy the DivX video files to the HDD and
play them on the HDD.
The MP3 files do not play.
, The MP3 files are not recorded in a format
that the recorder can play (page 113).
The photo files do not play.
, The photo files are not recorded in a format
that the recorder can play (page 113).
, It takes some time to play progressive
JPEG image files.
TV Pause does not work.
, The HDD is full.
, Set the TV’s input source to the recorder,
and use the recorder’s tuner to watch TV
programmes.
Dubbing
You dubbed a title, but the title did not
appear in the HDD Title List.
, The title contained a copy protection
signal, so it was moved (page 110).
You dubbed a title from the HDD to a
DVD, but the title did not appear in the
DVD Title List.
, The letters or symbols that are not
displayed on the on-screen keyboard for
“Rename” (page 68) are replaced with “#.”
, Depending on the DVD, the title name may
not be dubbed.
HDD camcorder dubbing is not possible.
Display
The clock has stopped or is incorrect.
, Set the clock manually again (page 83).
The timer indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
The clock does not appear in the front
panel display when the recorder is turned
off.
, “Front Panel Display” is set to “Off” in the
“System 2” setup (page 89).
The title or station name is not correctly
displayed.
, In some areas, letters or symbols may not
be displayed correctly.
, When the recording or dubbing is less than
5 minutes, the recording mode indication
may be displayed incorrectly. Note that the
actual recording or dubbing itself was
correctly made in the selected recording
mode.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
, Different command modes are set for the
recorder and remote. Set the same
command mode (page 88). The default
command mode setting for this recorder
and the supplied remote is “3.” You can
check the current command mode in the
front panel display (page 13).
, The batteries are weak.
, The remote is too far from the recorder.
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned
to the default setting when you replaced
the batteries. Reset the code (page 22).
, The remote is not pointed at the remote
sensor on the recorder.
Others
The recorder does not detect a USB
device connected to the recorder.
, Make sure that the USB device is securely
connected to the recorder (page 58).
, Check if the USB device or a cable is
damaged.
, Check if the USB device is on.
, The USB device is connected via a USB
hub. Connect the USB device directly to
the recorder.
Additional Information
, An HDD camcorder which is not
supported by this recorder is connected
(page 75).
, The HDD camcorder is not set to the USB
connection mode (page 76).
, The HDD camcorder contains only the
contents that have already been dubbed to
the recorder when you are dubbing using
the ONE-TOUCH DUB button. To dub the
same contents to the recorder again,
perform “One-Touch Dubbing reset” in the
“System 2” setup (page 89), then perform
One-Touch Dubbing again.
The recording mode indication is
incorrect.
Display language on the screen switches
automatically.
, When “Control for HDMI” is set to “On”
(default) in the “System 1” setup
(page 87), the display language on the
screen automatically switches, according
to the language setting of the connected
TV, if you change the language settings on
your TV, etc.
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103
The BRAVIA Sync features do not
operate.
“REPAIR ERR” appears in the front panel
display.
, Your TV is not compatible with the
BRAVIA Sync features.
, “Control for HDMI” is set to “Off” in the
“System 1” setup (page 87).
, The recorder is connected to the TV via an
amplifier. Connect the recorder directly to
the TV.
, The recorder’s repair function is activated
to repair the hard disk drive or disc. Leave
the recorder on until “REPAIR ERR”
disappears from the front panel display.
Some data may be lost even if the repair
function is activated.
“E01” appears in the front panel display.
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Press the RESET button on the front panel
(page 12). Then, press [/1 to turn on the
recorder.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the
recorder to operate abnormally, turn off the
recorder and wait until the clock appears in
the front panel display. Then, unplug the
recorder and after leaving it off for a while,
plug it in again.
The disc tray does not open after you
press Z (open/close).
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray
to open after you have dubbed or edited a
DVD. This is because the recorder is
adding disc data to the disc.
, The recorder is locked. Cancel the Child
Lock (page 54).
, Depending on the disc, the recorder checks
whether the disc is finalised when the disc
is removed from the recorder.
The disc tray does not open and you
cannot remove the disc after you press Z
(open/close).
, Turn off the recorder. Once the clock
appears in the front panel display,
disconnect the mains lead. (If the recorder
does not turn off or if the clock does not
appear in the front panel display,
disconnect the mains lead anyway.)
Connect the mains lead again while
pressing down Z on the recorder, and
release the button when the disc tray opens.
, There is a problem in the HDD. Contact
your nearest Sony dealer. Note that
contents on the HDD may be erased when
servicing this unit.
“E02” appears in the front panel display.
, The HDD information is incorrect. You
cannot make a new recording to the HDD.
Format the HDD following the instructions
of “Format” in “HDD Formatting”
(page 82). Note that all of the recorded
contents on the HDD will be erased. If this
does not fix the problem, contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
“UPDATE” appears in the front panel
display.
, The recorder is updating the EPG and other
information.
The Parental Lock does not work.
, Check the “D.TV Age Limit” setting in the
“Parental Lock” setup (page 96).
Mechanical sounds are heard when the
recorder is off.
, While the recorder is updating the EPG
and other information, operating noises
(such as the internal fan) may be heard,
even when the power is off. This is not a
malfunction.
The recorder turns off suddenly while
operating.
, The recorder automatically turns off when
it detects any problem. Contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
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Resetting the Recorder
You can reset the recorder to all its factory
settings.
1
Make sure that the recorder is turned
on and remove the disc.
2
Hold down x (stop) on the recorder
and press [/1 on the recorder.
All settings are reset and the recorder
turns off.
Additional Information
105
Discs That Can Be Dubbed on
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used
in this
manual
DVD+RW
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other
DVD players (finalising)
Format in VR
mode (DVD+RW
VIDEO) (page 81)
Playable on DVD+RWcompatible players
(finalisation unnecessary)
Format in VR
mode (page 81)
Playable only on VR
mode compatible players
(finalisation unnecessary)
Format in Video
mode (page 81)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 74)
Format in VR
mode (DVD+R
VIDEO)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 74)
Format in VR
mode
Playable only on DVD-R
in VR mode compatible
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 74)
Format in Video
mode
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 74)
+RW
DVD-RW
VR
mode
Video
mode
-RWVR
-RWVideo
DVD+R
+R
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
DVD-R
DL
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VR
mode
Video
mode
-RVR
-RVideo
Usable disc versions (as of April 2009)
b
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1,
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*)
• 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0,
Ver.2.1 with CPRM*)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+R DL (Double
Layer) discs
• 8x-speed or slower DVD-R DL (Dual
Layer) discs (Ver.3.0 with CPRM*)
• You cannot record TV programmes or contents
on connected equipment directly to a disc.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on
the same DVD-RW. To change the disc’s
format, reformat the disc (page 81). Note that the
disc’s contents will be erased after reformatting.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For
Video” printed on their packaging.
• In some cases, you may not be able to dub titles
on discs that contain titles dubbed on other DVD
equipment. If you do dub a new title, note that
this recorder will rewrite the DVD menu of
DVD+RWs.
• You may not be able to edit or dub on some
recordable discs, depending on the disc.
• Do not insert any discs that cannot be dubbed or
played on this recorder. This may cause the
recorder to malfunction.
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R
DL,” “DVD-R,” and “DVD-R DL” are
trademarks.
* CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.
Discs that cannot be dubbed on
• DVD-RAMs
Maximum number of titles that can be
dubbed on a disc
Number of titles
DVD-RW/DVD-R
99
DVD+RW/DVD+R
49
DVD+R DL
49
DVD-R DL
99
Additional Information
Disc
107
Discs That Can Be Played
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used in
this manual
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be
purchased or rented
This recorder also recognises DVDRAMs*1 as DVD Video compatible
discs.
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format
CD*2
CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
music CD format
DATA DVD*3
—
DATA DVD
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RAMs*1
containing MP3*4 files or DivX video
files
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-ROMs
containing MP3*4 files, JPEG image
files or DivX video files
DATA CD*2
—
DATA CD
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs
containing either MP3*4 files, JPEG
image files or DivX video files
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks.
*1
If the DVD-RAM has a removable cartridge,
remove the cartridge before playback.
*2 You can copy contents on CDs/DATA CDs to
the HDD (page 58).
*3 You can copy contents on DATA DVDs to the
HDD (page 58). Also, you can copy contents on
the HDD to DATA DVDs (page 65).
*4 MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson.
Discs that cannot be played
• PHOTO CDs
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are
recorded in a format different from the
formats mentioned in the table above.
• Data part of CD-Extras
• BDs (Blu-ray Discs)
• HD DVDs
• Discs recorded with an AVCHDcompatible DVD video camera
108
Characteristics
• DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs that do not contain
DVD Video, DivX video, photo files, or
MP3 files.
• DVD Audio discs
• Cartridge-only type DVD-RAMs.
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 109).
• DVDs that were recorded on a different
recorder and not correctly finalised.
Note on playback operations of DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs may be intentionally
set by software producers. Since this
recorder plays DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs
according to the disc contents the software
producers designed, some playback features
may not be available. Refer to the
instructions supplied with the DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on
the rear of the unit and will only play DVD
VIDEOs (playback only) labelled with
identical region codes. This system is used to
protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play
on this recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO,
the message “Playback prohibited by region
code.” will appear on the TV screen.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region
code indication may be labelled even though
playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by
area restrictions.
Region code
Notes on discs
This recorder is designed to playback discs
that conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard. DualDiscs and some music discs
encoded with copyright protection
technologies do not conform to the Compact
Disc (CD) standard. Therefore, these discs
may not be compatible with this recorder.
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVDRs, DVD-RAMs, or CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be
played on this recorder due to the recording
quality or physical condition of the disc, or the
characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it
has not been correctly finalised. For more
information, refer to the operating instructions
for the recording device.
• Do not insert any discs that cannot be played on
this recorder. This may cause the recorder to
malfunction.
Like the standard ×3 recording modes of
video tapes, you can select the desired
recording mode using the REC MODE
button.
Recording modes with higher quality
provide a more beautiful recording, but the
large data volume also results in a shorter
recording time.
Conversely, a longer duration provides a
longer recording time, but the lower data
volume results in a coarser picture quality.
The table below shows the approximate
recording times for the HDD in each
recording mode.
Recording time in each recording mode
Approx. recording time (hours)
Recording
RDR- RDRRDRmode
RDR- DC100/ DC200/ RDR- DC500/
DC90
DC305
DC105 DC205
DC505
DR*
42
(Direct
recording)
56
88
112
176
HQ (High 20
quality)
27
43
56
89
SP
41
(Standard
mode)
56
88
115
180
LP (Long 84
duration)
110
175
225
355
EP
100
(Extended
mode)
(6 hours)
135
210
270
430
EP
170
(Extended
mode)
(8 hours)
225
355
460
720
Additional Information
b
About Recording Mode
* You can record digital TV programmes directly
without picture quality deterioration. The
approximate recording time above is when
recorded at 6 Mbps.
,continued
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b
• The maximum continuous recording time to the
HDD is 8 hours for a single title. A title longer
than 8 hours is divided.
• Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies
with the recording time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception,
or a programme or video source of low picture
quality.
– Recording only a still picture or just sound.
About Copy Protection
Pictures with copy protection cannot be
recorded on this recorder.
Dubbing restriction
You cannot dub movies and other DVD
VIDEOs to the HDD. Also, when dubbing
from a DVD to the HDD, scenes that contain
a copy protection signal cannot be recorded.
Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy
protection signals can be moved only from
the HDD to a DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR
mode)* (after the title is moved, the original
title in the HDD is erased). The “Move”
function is performed using Dubbing List.
Discs that can be used for protected
signals
Copy
protection
signals
Usable discs
Copy-Free (No
HDD +RW
copy protection
-RWVideo +R
signal)
-RWVR
-RVR
-RVideo
Copy-Once
HDD
-RWVR *
-RVR *
Copy-Never
None
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode) only.
The dubbed disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 107).
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.
b
Protected titles in the HDD cannot be moved.
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Language Code List
For details, see page 90.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
Additional Information
not specified
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Notes about the discs
Notes About This
Recorder
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by
its edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may
cause it to malfunction.
On operation
• If the recorder is brought directly from a
cold to a warm location, or is placed in a
very damp room, moisture may condense
on the lenses inside the recorder. Should
this occur, the recorder may not operate
properly. In this case, if the recorder is on,
leave it on (if it is off, leave it off) for about
an hour until the moisture evaporates.
• When you move the recorder, take out any
discs and do not apply shock or vibration to
the hard disk drive to avoid damaging the
disc or hard disk drive (page 3).
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave
it in a car parked in direct sunlight as the
temperature may rise considerably inside
the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe
the disc from the centre out.
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to
a section with very low level inputs or no
audio signals. If you do, the speakers may be
damaged when a peak level section is
played.
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available cleaners,
or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a nonstandard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
adhesive on it.
On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners
On replacement of parts
Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens
cleaners (including wet or spray types).
These may cause the recorder to
malfunction.
In the event that this unit is repaired,
repaired parts may be collected for reuse or
recycling purposes.
On cleaning
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Notes on MP3 files,
JPEG Image Files, DivX
Video Files, and i.Link
About MP3 files, JPEG image
files, and DivX video files
* Not available for MP3 files.
Note on MultiSession/Border discs
If audio tracks and images in Music CD
format or Video CD format are recorded in
the first session/border, only the first
session/border will be played back.
The recorder can play the following tracks
and files:
– MP3 files with the extension “.mp3.”
– JPEG image files with the extension
“.jpeg” or “.jpg.”
– Baseline JPEG image files that conform to
the Exif 2.2* image files format, and
Y:CB:CR is 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0.
– DivX video files with the extension “.avi”
or “.divx.”
* “Exchangeable Image File Format”: The file
format used by digital still cameras.
b
• The recorder will play any data with the
extension “.mp3,” “.jpeg,” “.jpg,” “.avi,” or
“.divx” even if they are not in MP3, JPEG, or
DivX format. Playing these data may generate a
loud noise which could damage your speaker
system.
• Depending on the disc, normal playback may not
be possible. For example, the picture may be
unclear, playback may not appear smooth, the
sound may skip, and so on.
• Depending on the disc, playback may take some
time to start.
• Some files cannot be played.
• The maximum number of folders and files that
can be played on the HDD or the USB device is
500. For discs that are formatted and copied on
this recorder, the maximum number of folders
and files that can be played is 500 in total.
• The HDD and the USB device can each have 8
folder layers. Discs that are formatted on this
recorder can have 2 folder layers.
• Proceeding to the next or another folder may
take some time.
• The image size that can be displayed is limited.
The following image sizes can be displayed:
width 8,000 pixels by height 8,000 pixels at the
maximum.
• This recorder supports progressive JPEG image
files that are no more than 2 MB.
• This recorder supports MP3 files recorded with a
sampling frequency of 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and
48 kHz.
,continued
Additional Information
MP3 is an audio compression technology
that satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations.
JPEG is an image compression technology.
DivX® is a registered trademark of DivX,
Inc., and is used under license.
ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX® is a digital
video format created by DivX, Inc. This is an
official DivX Certified device that plays
DivX video. Visit www.divx.com for more
information and software tools to convert
your files into DivX video.
You can play MP3/JPEG/DivX format files
on the HDD, DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CDRs/CD-RWs), DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD+RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-RAMs) or USB devices.
DATA DVDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2, Romeo, Joliet, or
UDF (Universal Disk Format) 1.02, 1.50,
2.00*, or 2.01 format.
DATA CDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2, Romeo, or Joliet
format.
You can also play discs recorded in
MultiSession/Border.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the
disc drives and the recording software (not
supplied) for details on the recording format.
MP3 files, JPEG image files, or
DivX video files that the
recorder can play
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• No more than a 4 GB MP3 file can be played.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
mp3PRO format.
• The recorder cannot play a DivX video file of a
size larger than 720 (width) × 576 (height)/4 GB.
• The recorder may not play a DivX video file
when the file has been combined from two or
more DivX video files.
• Note that the size of JPEG image files copied to
the HDD may be automatically increased to fit
the TV screen.
• You cannot copy JPEG image files onto a DATA
DVD finalised on other recorders or devices.
About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is i.LINKcompliant for digital video cameras.
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE
1394 data transport bus proposed by Sony,
and is a trademark approved by many
corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard
standardized by the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers.
For details on how to dub when this recorder
is connected to other video equipment
having DV jacks, see page 78.
The DV IN jack on this recorder can only
input DVC-SD signals. It cannot output
signals. The DV IN jack will not accept
MICRO MV signals from equipment such as
a MICRO MV digital video camera with an
i.LINK jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on
page 78.
For details on precautions when connecting
this recorder, also refer to the instruction
manuals for the equipment to be connected.
b
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be
connected to this recorder by the i.LINK cable
(DV connecting cable). When connecting this
recorder to i.LINK-compatible equipment having
two or more i.LINK jacks (DV jacks), refer to the
instruction manual of the equipment to be
connected.
i.LINK and
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are trademarks.
Specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Transmission standards (Digital
broadcasting): DVB-T
Channel coverage (Digital broadcasting):
VHF/UHF
Channel coverage (Analogue
broadcasting):
PAL (B/G, D/K, I)/SECAM (L)
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F2 to
F10, Italian A to H, Ireland A to J
UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21 to
B69, F21 to F69
CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20, France
B to Q
HYPER: S21 to S41
The above channel coverage merely ensures
the channel reception within these ranges. It
does not guarantee the ability to receive
signals in all circumstances. The channels
that can be received differ depending on the
country/region.
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer
system
Audio reception: Split carrier system
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial
socket
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer
indication: 24-hour cycle (digital)
Video recording format: MPEG-2,
MPEG-1
Audio recording format/applicable bit
rate:
DVB-T: DR (Direct Recording)
(TS Rec Mode)
ATT: Dolby Digital 2ch
(HQ, SP, LP, EP (6 hours): 256 kbps,
EP (8 hours): 128 kbps)
Hard disk drive capacity:
RDR-DC90: 120 GB
RDR-DC100/DC105: 160 GB
RDR-DC200/DC205: 250 GB
RDR-DC305: 320 GB
RDR-DC500/DC505: 500 GB
Maximum recordable number of titles*:
999
Mass (approx.): 4.1 kg
Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
Operating humidity: 25% to 80%
Supplied accessories:
Mains lead (1)
Aerial cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
* The maximum length for one title is 8 hours.
Specifications and design are subject to
change without notice.
Additional Information
Inputs and outputs
LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
LINE 2 IN
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than
22 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 3 – TV: 21-pin
CVBS OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 1/DECODER: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
Decoder
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR):
Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p, PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p
HDMI OUT: HDMI™ Connector
USB:
USB jack (For connecting digital still
camera, Memory card reader, USB
memory, HDD camcorder and Hard
disk drive)
Conditional access module (RDR-DC105/
DC205/DC305/DC505 only): CAM
(Conditional Access Module) slot
General
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
Power consumption:
RDR-DC90/DC100/DC200/DC500:
44 W
RDR-DC105/DC205/DC305/DC505:
45 W
Dimensions (approx.):
430 × 71.5 × 258 mm (width/height/
depth) incl. projecting parts
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Keep this important
information about
how to re-tune your
Digital TV Recorder
during the digital TV
switchover
Television in the UK is going digital, bringing us all more choices and new services. Starting in late 2007
and ending in 2012, television services in the UK will go completely digital, TV region by TV region.
Please see the overleaf to find out when your area switches to digital.
Digital UK is the independent, non-profit organisation leading the process of digital TV switchover in the
UK. Digital UK provides impartial information on what people need to do to prepare for the move to
digital, and when they need to do it.
How the switchover affects Digital TV Recorders (DTR) including Freeview+ models and
DVD Recorders with Freeview built in:
When the TV switchover happens in your area, there are at least two occasions when you will need to retune your digital TV recorder in order to continue receiving your existing TV channels, and also to pick
up new ones. Digital UK, the body leading the digital TV switchover, will advise you when you need to
re-tune during the switchover.
If you find you can’t receive the extra digital channels, it may be because your area is not covered by
Freeview yet or that you need an aerial upgrade. Visit www.digital.co.uk to check.
How to re-tune:
1
2
3
4
5
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Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode or during playback.
Select “Initial Setup” using M/m, and press
Select “Channel” using M/m, and press
.
.
Select “Auto Channel Setting” using M/m, and press
Follow the on-screen instructions.
.
If you are missing any channels, it may be that they are not available in your area, or that your aerial
needs upgrading.
If you have any questions, please contact Sony on 08705 111 999 or call Digital UK on 0845 6 50 50
50 or visit www.digitaluk.co.uk
Additional Information
†Calls charged at BT rate of 3p per minute daytime and 1p per minute evenings and weekends.
Rates may vary for calls from non-BT lines.
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Index
Words in quotations appear
in the on-screen displays.
Numerics
“96kHz PCM” 95
A
“A-B Erase” 67
“AD Mixing Level” 94
Aerial 16
“AFT” 86
Alternate Programmes 50
“Analog Manual Setting”
85
“Audio In” 93
“Audio Out” 95
Audio output 18
“Auto Channel Setting”
24, 84
“Auto Chapter” 87
“Auto Clock Setting” 83
“Auto Finalisation” 89
“Auto Power off” 87
“Auto Service Update” 87
B
Batteries 21
“Bilingual Rec. Mode
(HDD)” 93
“Bilingual Recording” 94
Bilingual recording 51
BRAVIA Sync 20
C
CAM 20
Canal Plus 27
CD 108
“CH System” 85
“Change Password” 97
“Channel” 84, 85
“Chap.Search” 57
“Chapter” 58
Chase Play 56
Child Lock 54
“CI Information” 89
“Clock Setting” 83
118
“Command Mode” 88
“Component Video Out”
91
Conditional Access
Module 20
Connecting
the aerial cable 16
the HDMI cable 17
the video cables 17
Copy protection signals
110
Copy-Free 110
Copy-Never 110
Copy-Once 110
“Country” 23
CPRM 107
Creating a Playlist 69
D
“D.TV Age Limit” 96
“D.TV Audio(Primary)”
90
“D.TV
Audio(Secondary)” 90
“D.TV Subtitle(Primary)”
90
“D.TV
Subtitle(Secondary)” 90
“D.TV Teletext(Primary)”
90
“D.TV
Teletext(Secondary)” 90
DATA CD 108
DATA DVD 108
“Decoder” 28, 86
“Digital Channel List” 85
“Digital Manual Setting”
84
Digital Services
EPG 46
“Disc” 58
“Disc Information” 81
“Format” 81
“Rename” 68
Disc settings 74
“Disc Setup” 74, 81
Disc types 106, 108
“Divide” 68
DivX video files 59
“DivX® Registration” 88
Dolby Digital 18, 95
“DRC” 96
DTS 18, 95
“Dubbing” 66
Dubbing
dubbing format 106
from a finalised DVD
to the HDD 73
from the HDD to a
DVD 71
Move 110
DV camcorder 78
DV camcorder dubbing 78
“DV Dubbing” 80
One Touch Dubbing
79
“DV Dubbing” 80
“DV Input” 79, 94
“DVD Audio” 90
“DVD Menu” 90
“DVD Playback” 96
“DVD Subtitle” 90
DVD VIDEO 108
DVD+R 106, 108
DVD+RW 106, 108
DVD-R 106, 108
DVD-RAM 108
DVD-ROM 108
DVD-RW 106, 108
E
Easy Setup 23, 97
Editing 66
Playlist 69
titles 66
“EP Mode Time” 87
EPG
Viewing a list of
available
channels 46
“EPG Type Select” 88
“Erase” 66, 67
“External Audio” 94
“Name” 86
“New Playlist” 66
NICAM 51
“NICAM Select” 93
Playback 54, 108
DivX video files 59
fast forward 55, 60
fast reverse 55, 60
freeze frame 56, 61
instant advance 55,
60
instant replay 55, 60
MP3 files 61
music CD 61
photo files 63
“Repeat” 57
resume play 56
scan audio 55
slow-motion play 56,
61
zoom 64
Playlist 69
“Progressive” 24
“Protection” 66
Protection
title 66
O
Q
F
L
“File Search” 61
“Finalise” 74
Finalising 74
Freeze Frame 56, 61
Front panel 12
“Front Panel Display” 89
Front panel display 13
“Language” 23, 90
“LINE 3 Out [LINE 1 In]”
91
G
“Grid” 36
GUIDE Plus+ system 36,
38
H
Handling discs 112
HDD camcorder 75
HDD camcorder dubbing
75
“HDD-Cam
Dubbing” 77
One-Touch Dubbing
76
“HDD Formatting” 82
“HDD-Cam Dubbing” 77
HDMI
“4:3 Video Output”
93
“Control for HDMI”
87
“HDMI Audio” 96
“HDMI Colour” 93
“HDMI Resolution”
92
HDMI cable 17
I
i.LINK 114
“Initial Setup” 83
“Input Colour System” 92
M
Main sound 51, 94
Mains lead 21
“Manual Clock Setting”
24, 83
Menu
DVD’s Menu 54
Top menu 54
MPEG 18, 95
“My TV” 36
N
“One-Touch Dubbing
reset” 89
One-Touch Play 55
“OSD Language” 90
P
Page mode 32
“Parental Lock” 55, 96
Parts and controls 10
Pause Live TV 56
PAY-TV 27
PBC 55
PhotoTV HD 64
Play mode
“Repeat” 57
Playable discs 108
Quick Timer 31
R
Rear panel 14
Recording
recording mode 109
recording time 109
Series Recording 40,
49
while watching
another
programme 30
Recording mode 109
Recording time 109
Region code 109
Remote 10, 21
“Rename” 66, 68
“Repeat” 57
Repeat
“Folder” 61
“Title” 61
Resetting the recorder 97,
105
Resume Play 56
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119
S
T
V
Scan Audio 55
“Schedule” 36
“Search” 36
Searching
fast reverse/fast
forward 55, 60
locating the
beginning of the
title/chapter/
track/file 55, 60
scan audio 55
“Select All” 66
Series Recording 40, 49
“Setup” 36
Simultaneous Rec and
Play 57
Slow-motion play 56, 61
“Software Update” 89
“Sound System” 86
Split Programmes 50
“Standby Mode” 24, 87
Sub sound 51, 94
“Summer Time” 83
Super VIDEO CD 108
“System 1” 87
“System 2” 89
“Time Search” 57, 61
Timer List 52
Timer recording
check/change/cancel
42, 52
EPG timer setting
47, 48
GUIDE Plus+ system
38
manual setting 41,
50
“Timing” 43
“Title” 58
Title List 31
“Sort” 32
“Title Search” 57
“Track” 58
“Track Search” 57
TV Pause 56
TV system 86
“TV Type” 24, 91
“Version” 88
Video cable 17
VIDEO CD 108
“Video In/Out” 91
Video mode 106
Video output 18
“Visual Search” 33
VR mode 106
Z
Zoom 64
ZWEITON 51
U
“Unfinalise” 82
“Unselect All” 66
Usable discs 106, 108
USB 76
About how to re-tune your TV during the digital TV switchover, see page 116.
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